Pioneer Families - GIBSON
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

CHARLES GIBSON b. July 8, 1782; d. May 16, 1857; m. Rhoda Phillips, b. October 15, 1785; d. January 11, 1861. They were born near Boston and soon after marriage settled near Montpelier, Vt., where they lived for a time, when they came to Hopkinton, or at least he did. George S. Wright tells me that Mr. Gibson first took up the hundred acres on the south side of the road, where his present residence stands. After making something of a clearing he sold his betterments to Caleb Wright and went over in the woods and settled on what is known as the Jonah Sanford, Jr., homestead. His name does not appear among the pioneers who had dealings with Mr. Hopkins from March, 1803 to 1807, yet he may have, and I think did, come during those years. His oldest granddaughter, Mrs. Mary M. Stone Williams, of Bradford, N.Y., says he remained two or three years, when he went back to Montpelier. He was certainly on the Sanford homestead in 1811, since I find he was elected overseer of highways for that district in that year. He built a log cabin in the dooryard a few rods north and east of the present house, which had an east and west room. He sold the place to Deacon Asa Moon in 1819, and moved to the Capell road in Parishville, first farm southerly of the Daniel Hoyt place, where he lived till his death. The buildings have long since disappeared. Had nine children:
  • John, b. October 16, 1808; d. 1866, Louisville Landing, N.Y.; m. Fanny Ellsworth, b. 1815; d. 1888. Had eight children, but it has been impossible to get the record except as follows:
    • Adelia M., Jenny M., Frances E., Silas, who married Ester A. McLee, who had four children: viz., John E. and Albert F., who married Emma J. Bartlett, and had a daughter, Ester Adelia; Charles D. and Fannie E., who married Frank Drake; John S., Horace E. and Eugene C., who married Fannie E. Wilson, who bore two children: viz., Edgar F. and Jessie Eugenia.
  • Charles Carlos, b. November 1, 1811; d. August 29, 1892, Lafargar, Canada; m. Kate Triller. Had three children:
    • Melissa, 1. Parishville, N.Y.; m. George Hoyt. Had two children:
      • Carlos and Kate.
    • Emily and Minerva.
  • Minerva, b. August 19, 1813; d. July, 1882, at Bedford, N.Y.; m. William Stone. Had three children:
    • Mary Minerva, b. 1836; 1. Bedford, N.Y.; m. James F. Williams, b. 1831; d. March 12, 1892. She was born in Parishville. After marriage lived five years in Hopkinton, when she went to Bedford. Had nine children:
      • James F., b. October 21, 1856; 1. Springfield, Mass.; m. Clara Barrett, b. October 7, 1855. Had five children:
        • Fred Barrett, b. August 16, 1885.
        • J. Frank, b. September 16, 1886.
        • Harry St. John, b. December 11, 1888.
        • Mary Gibson, b. April 29, 1891.
        • Carlos Frost, b. October 28, 1894.
      • Esther Minerva, b. July 10, 1858; d. July 4, 1891; m. George W. Bedell, b. April 26, 1854. Had four children:
        • Mary Edna, b. August 1, 1887; d. September 3, 1889.
        • Frances Villette, b. April 9, 1889.
        • George Harold, b. May 23, 1891.
        • Lillian Ruth, b. May 30, 1892.
      • Hattie A., b. March 4, 1863; 1. Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; m. Harry C.----, b. October 20, 1861; d. December, 1891. Had five children:
        • H. Merrill, b. September 28, 1884.
        • Samuel E., b. October 6, 1887
        • Mary F., b. July 19, 1889.
        • Willard F., b. August 27, 1890.
        • James W., b. October 11, 1891.
      • Lillie E., b. April 9, 1864; 1. Bedford, N.Y.; m. Charles E. Hoyt. Had one child:
        • Julia C., b. November 2, 1897.
      • Annie Jane, b. May 1, 1865; 1. White Plains, N.Y.; m. Bertram H. Fancher, b. December 15, 1865. Had one child:
        • George Carleton, b. April 6, 1893.
      • Fred A., b. December 23, 1866; 1. White Plains; m. Susan E. Clark, b. September 28, 1870. Had three children:
        • Mary Elizabeth, b. October 29, 1895.
        • John Francis, b. December 6, 1898.
        • Lucy Clark, b. October 14, 1900.
      • Phebe Frost, b. November 13, 1868; 1. Bedford; m. Palmer H. Lewis, b. August 17, 1868. Had two children:
        • William H., b. January 17, 1893; d. March 2, 1901.
        • Mary Palmer, b. May 10, 1902.
      • Lettie Butler, b. January 1, 1870; 1. Bedford.
      • William Davis, b. July 27, 1872; 1. Bedford.
    • Charles, b. August 13, 1843; d. February 26, 1901; M. Josephine Hayden, b. November 20, 1846. Had two children:
      • Harvey, b. November 3, 1867; m. Abbie Armstrong, d. September 19, 1899; m. 2d, Effie Mae Riggs. Had two children:
        • Harold, b. April 7, 1899.
        • Hildred, b. July 20, 1901.
      • Leon, b. November 4, 1878; 1. Parishville; m. Ella ----, b. October 26, 1875.
    • Frank, b. March II, 1850; 1. Parishville; m. Ida Jaquish, b. August 29, 1853. Had two children:
      • Gerald, b. May 19, 1882; d. July 21, 1899.
      • Mary, b. April 26, 1888.
  • Philo P., b. July 6, 1816; d. November 17, 1857, at Morley, N.Y.; m. Ellen Parker. Had two children:
    • Charles and Frank.
  • Jane M., b. January 26, 1818; d. June 6, 1845, at St. Louis, Mo.; m. George Capell. No issue.
  • James P., b. July 2, 1819; d. June 5, 1854, at Morley; m. Lucy McKuen. Had one child:
    • James, d.
  • Hepsibal M., b. May 17, 1821; d. August 1843; m. William Shepard of Parishville. No issue.
  • Mary B., b. November 18, 1823; d. November 18, 1849, at Morley; m. William P. Whitney, d. December, 28, 1866. Had one child:
    • William D., m. Theresa Pray; 1. Lowell, Mass. Had two children.
  • Emily R., b. April 2, 1826; d. 1864, at Parishville; m. William Wilkinson, d. May 9, 1858; kept homestead. Had two children:
    • Charles, b. July 26, 1852; m. Lucy Spears. Had two children:
      • William, b. March 8, 1882.
      • Clarence, b. March 12, 1888.
    • Minnie, b. May 21, 1856; m. Frank Hoxie, b. May 1, 1855.

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