Family History of

Albert J. Gibson & Mary Seaman




See photo of Albert with siblings, Matilda, Cyrus & Jessie

Albert J. Gibson was born in Indiana December of 1835 the son of Archelaus Gibson and Hulda Carson. Albertís father Archelaus, was born 1811 in Ohio, the son of Abel Gibson & Cecila Harold, grandson of Archelaus Gibson & Sarah Sumner and Great Grandson of Valentine Gibson and wife Elizabeth. Albertís mother Hulda Carson was born Sept. 28th, 1816 in Stokes, North Carolina to the parents of John S. Carson and Bethana Jessup from Kentucky.


November 8th, 1857 in Greene County, Iowa, Albert married Mary Seaman who was born September 1st, 1840 in Indiana. Mary was the daughter of Isaac Seaman and Mary Ann Kennett, both of Ohio.


The 1880 census finds Mary Seaman a widow and living 2 farms away from Albert & Mary Gibson. Living with Mary Seaman are her widowed daughter Rebecca Fleck, son John and children of Rebecca.


Albert and Mary were the parents of 6 children,

1.       Anne Aliza born in Greene County, Iowa 3-19-1859 and died 4-8-1864

2.      Henry L. born July 25th, 1862 in Greene Co, Iowa, died April 20th, 1864.

3.      Isaac Wilson (Ike) born July 7th, 1868 in Greene County, Iowa, married Ethel Wise October 22nd, 1922, his date of death unknown,

4.      Fred Garfield born March 2nd, 1881 in Greene County, Iowa, married Charlotte Estella Anthony December 12th, 1903 in Lexington, Nebraska, died April 14th, 1953,

5.      Unknown son born October 3rd, 1882 in Greene County, Iowa and died January 6th, 1883

6.      Cora Edna, born July 9th, 1884 in Greene County, Iowa married Charles H. Pitts on July 3rd, 1905 and died October 2nd, 1909.


Below is a timeline of the lives of Albert & Mary Gibson, created from available information.



December, Albert J. Gibson, born in Hamilton Co, Adams Twp, Indiana



September 1,st, Mary Seaman born in Hamilton Co, Indiana



Albert listed in Adams Twp, Hamilton Co, Indiana census with father Archelaus and family



Archelaus Gibson & family move from Hamilton Co, Adams Twp, IN to Greene Co, Kendrick Twp, IA.



Albert is listed in Kendrick Twp, Greene Co, Iowa State census as living with the family.

October 11th, Albertís sister Matilda Gibson marries Valentine Kennett.



November 8th, Greene Co, Iowa Albert marries Mary Seaman. Marriage performed by Ervin Wright J.P.



March 19th, daughter Ann Aliza Gibson born



April 1860 Albert & family traveled west with his parents and siblings to seek riches in the gold mines, but only went as far as Colorado and then returned to Iowa by the Spring of 1862.

To read about this journey and their life in Iowa, click here



June 5th, Albertís brother Isaac and sister Ann both die in Colorado. Albert traveled with his father from Colorado to bring home his siblings bodies so they could be buried in Iowa. For more details click here



July 25th, son Henry L. born



April 8th, daughter Ann Eliza dies



April 20th, son Henry L. dies.



July 7th, son Isaac Wilson born



August 15th, Albertís brother Cyrus marries Mathilda Adkins.



March 13th, Albertís sister Celia marries John L. Wright in Greene Co, IA.



A.J. Gibson homestead land in Riverdale, Buffalo Co, NE.

***Might NOT be Albert J. Gibson....



March 18th, Albertís father Archelaus Gibson dies in Scranton, Greene Co, IA. Buried in the Gibson Cemetery, Scranton, Greene Co, IA.



Albert listed in Jackson Twp, Greene Co, IA as a farmer in this census with wife Mary, son Isaac and Thomas Eason, schoolteacher as a boarder.

Albertís youngest brother, Jessie marries Mary Grable.



March 2nd, son Fred Garfield is born



October 3rd, Unnamed son born



Jan 6th, Unnamed son dies



July 9th, daughter Cora Edna born



A. Gibson Justice of Peace and Election Judge in north area of McPherson Co. (Possibly Omega? possibly. Albert?)



A. Gibson & Wm. Gibson listed as farmers, Omega, McPherson Co, NE (Omega is in the North East part of McPherson, possibly Albert?)



Albert & Mary in Dawson Co, Lincoln Twp, NE, see census. Albert is listed as a farmer, renting farm.



December 12th, son Fred marries Charlotte Estella Anthony in Lexington, Nebraska. Residence for both Fred & Charlotte listed as Sumner Co, NE



July 3rd, daughter Cora Edna marries Charles H. Pitts



July 13th, Albertís mother Hulda Carson-Gibson dies in Dedham, IA and is buried in the Gibson Cemetery in Scranton, Greene Co, IA.



October 2nd, daughter Cora Edna dies



"Andrew" J Gibson, wife Mary, son Fred in Census, Tyron Twp. ďAndrewĒ listed as a farmer.



Albert Mary & Fred listed in the Tryon Pct, McPherson Co, Nebraska census. (LOTS of inconsistencies in this listing)

Family photo showing "To Tyron in 15 days" photo is of sod house, Albert, Fred, Lottie and 3 children Edith, Howard & Roy (Approximate photo date)



October 22nd, son Isaac Wilson marries Ethel Wise



March 15th, wife Mary Seaman-Gibson dies, buried in Miller Cemetery, McPherson County, Nebraska



May 16th Albert listed as owner of 640 acres Sec 5-6-7-8 in Twp 19, McPherson County, Nebraska



May 16th son Fred & "Lottie" also listed as owner of 640 acres adjoining Albertís land, Sec 4-5 in Twp 19, Sec 33 in Twp 20.



Son Fred Garfield appointed Precinct Official, Assessor, Worden, South 1/2, in McPherson Co, Nebraska



Son Fred Garfield is listed as alive resident of McPherson Co.



Also listed, as alive resident is a Charles William Gibson, birth date of 10-13-1892, born in Trenton NE. (***Unknown if he ties in with this family)



WW1Draft Registration in McPherson County, NE:son Fred Garfield Gibson, birth date 3-2-1881 WW1 Civian draft.

Registered in Tekamah City, Arizona Precinct.



Albert listed in Tryon Pct, McPherson Co, NE census living alone

Son Fred and his family are in Buffalo Co, NE per census



February 25th, Albert 'T' Gibson buried next to Mary Gibson in Miller Cemetery McPherson Co, NE (I believe this to be Albertís grave, the ďJĒ eroding to resemble a ďTĒ).





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