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Gibson, David E.

Born: 1811-04-16 Fayette County, Kentucky

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Gibson lived in Illinois by 1831, when he married Mary Greenwood, with whom he had five children. Mary died in 1842, and David remarried to Julia A. Hall, with whom he had five children. Gibson was a farmer near Loami. In 1860, he owned $20,000 worth of real estate and $3,000 worth of personal property.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 328-29; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 253.