Gibson, Alexander C.
Born: 1797-XX-XX New York
Died: 1874-08-14 Aurora, Illinois
Flourished: Kane County, Illinois
Alexander C. Gibson was an attorney, railroad executive, farmer, real estate investor, newspaper editor, judge, Whig, and, later, a Republican. After practicing law in Washington County, New York for a time, in 1842 he purchased several hundred acres of land in Kane County, Illinois. In 1847, he relocated to Aurora, Illinois, settling on a farm in North Aurora. Soon after, he became co-director of the Aurora Branch Railroad Company. His ambition increased over time, and he became more involved in local affairs. In September 1856, he became editor of the
R. Waite Joslyn and Frank W. Joslyn, History of Kane County, Ill. (Chicago: Pioneer, 1908), 1:446-47, 492, 505, 576; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Kane County, 685:60-61, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Aurora, Kane County, IL, 254.