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Capt John Chace Gibbs

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Capt John Chace Gibbs

  • Birth 30 Jan 1814 Somerset, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 1889 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Somerset, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7448889



John's mother, Mary Chase died when he was 3 years old. His father was Capt. Henry Gibbs, Jr. John was a mariner (as was his father) and was the first tugboat captain on the Providence River. The first steam towboat on Narragansett Bay was named after him, "J.C. Gibbs". He and Abigail Chace were married January 27, 1836 in Taunton, MA. They had 3 sons: Henry Francis (born 21 years before Nelson), Nelson Hall Gibbs (our ancestor) and Richard B. (also a mariner & captain).
John died of pneumonia at his home on 24 Arnold Street, Providence, RI. His wife later died there as well. John built this home, pictured on right and it is currently registered with the RI preservation Society.



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"Father
Capt. John C. Gibbs
Born in
Swansea, Mass.
died in Providence, R.I.
Feb. 22, 1889
Aged 75 years
22 days"


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  • Created by: Sue Williams
  • Added: 16 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7448889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Chace Gibbs (30 Jan 1814–22 Feb 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7448889, citing Gibbs Cemetery, Somerset, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Sue Williams (contributor 46538018) .