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This photo provided by Johnnie Jo Dickenson, descendant of Anthony P. Gibson

The photo also appears in “Montgomery County History” 1981, Compiled and Edited by the History Book
Committee of Mongomery County Genealogical Society, Inc., Copyright 1981.

Anthony Palmer Gibson was born on November 17, 1818, in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was the son of Samuel Gibson and Tabitha Kennedy.

According to his descendants, Anthony came to Texas before 1842 and settled in the vicinity of the future town of Danville. He married Katherine Green on October 16, 1842. She was a granddaughter of early settlers Elijah and Mary Stark Collard.

...being by me duly sworn on
oath stated that he was acquainted
with Anthony P. Gibson and that he was
a private in the Sommerville [sic] Camp-
aign in the fall of 1842...

Anthony served in the Somervell Campaign in Captain Richard Williamsí Company in the fall of 1842, and in 1853 was awarded a fee for his service based on the testimony of Captain Williams.

His name first appears on the tax rolls of Montgomery County in 1842, at which time he rendered 320 acres of land and no slaves.

He was listed on the 1845 tax rolls of Montgomery County but was in the portion of Montgomery that was cut off to form Walker County in 1846. In October of that year, he was appointed to be on a jury to mark off a road from Huntsville to the county line, in the direction of Houston.

Katherine died in September 1846, and Anthony married Mrs. Martha (Patsy) Lindley Crowson on September 9, 1849, in Walker County. She was the sister of Elijah Lindley, James Lindley, and John Lindley She was also a sister of Mary Lindley who married Hiram Little. He was living in Walker County at the time of the 1850 census and was occupied as a farmer.

By 1860, Anthony had moved his family back to Danville in Montgomery County. He was still occupied as a farmer, but he seems to have been living quite close to town. There were fifteen people living in his household in 1860.

Anthony joined the Danville Mounted Riflemen under Captain Samuel D. Wooldridge as a private, some time after September, 1861. He was listed on the muster roll of February 14, 1862. He did not serve in the Confederate States Army because he was overage.

Anthony moved his family to Midway, Madison County, at some time before 1870. There he lived near former friends and neighbors from the vicinity of Danville.

Anthony was still living in Madison County in 1880 and continued to be occupied as a farmer. His wife, Martha, died on December 28, 1882, and Anthony married Mrs. Mary Reynolds Corley on January 1, 1890.

He died on February 24, 1895. He is buried in the Allphin Cemetery, Madison County. Memorial markers to his three wives are also located in this cemetery.

Much of the above was taken from the biographical sketch which Melba Gibson Frossard wrote for the Montgomery County History, published by the Montgomery County Historical and Genealogical society, 1981. Also descended from A. P. Gibson is researcher Johnnie Jo Dickenson of Walker County.

For further information and records of all Confederate soldiers of Montgomery County, Texas, as well as histories of the regiments they served in, see Montgomery County, Texas, CSA by Frank M. Johnson. The book may be purchased by visiting Frank's website at or by contacting Frank at

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