“History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania”
Chicago, A. Warner Co., 1889.
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
“M. G. CONLIN, post office JONES’ Station, is a son of JOSEPH and SARAH (GIBSON) CONLIN, and was born in Washington county, Pa., in 1857.His parents are now residents of West Elizabeth, and their children are W. J. (of Coal Bluff, Washington county), ANNIE, DELILA (wife of WILLIAM CAMPBELL), MARY, ERDINE, JOHNNIE (deceased) and M. G.In 1878 M. G. CONLIN married MARTHA J., daughter of GEORGE and RACHEL JONES, and settled near JONES’ Station, Jefferson township, where he has become a merchant.His children are JOSEPH, GEORGE and JOHN. “
“W. GEORGE GIBSON, freight-agent, Allegheny, was born in 1826.The paternal grandfather, a native of Scotland and a farmer, came to America and settled in Butler county, Pa., at an early day.His son, WILLIAM GIBSON, was born and reared on the farm.He was clerk at the courthouse in an early day, and was an excellent penman and scholar, an elder in the Presbyterian Church.He died in 1884, aged eighty-eight years.He was married to AGNES GILCRIST, by whom he had five children.Of these W. GEORGE was born and educated in Butler county.His mother dying when he was twelve years old, he left home, and came to Pittsburgh when fifteen years of age.In 1861 he entered the army, and was conductor on the military railroad, but, leaving the war department in 1862, he went into the oilfields.Subsequently he returned to the railroad business, on the P., Ft. W. & C. R. R., and filled different positions with that company.At present he is freight-agent for the Allegheny Ft. Wayne depot.”
“CHARLES GIBSON, SR., retired, post office Gibsonia, is a son of THOMAS and RACHEL (DIXSON) GIBSON, and was born in Pine township in 1803.THOMAS was a native of Ireland, and immigrated to America about 1800, stopping in Philadelphia for one year, and then moved to Allegheny county, and engaged in farming in Pine township.He was justice of the peace for that township for thirty years, and afterward moved to Allegheny City, where he died in 1864.He was the father of seven children, five of whom still live, viz.: CHARLES, ELIZA (wife of CHARLES DONNELL, of Allegheny), NANCY, MARGARET (wife of WASHINGTON COLLINS, of Indiana), and SARAH (wife ofDR. WILLIAM M. HERRON, of Allegheny ).Of these CHARLES is the eldest.He was educated at the schools of his time, and subsequently for several years engaged in farming and distilling on the homestead.At an early age he learned the carpenter’s trade, at which he worked for many years.He was one of the first stockholders in Butler and Allegheny plank-road, of which he is now manager, and is also president of the Allegheny and Perrysville plank-road.He was one of the earliest stockholders of the P. & W. R. R., and acted as president of that road for several years; has also been engaged in saw and grist-milling in Richland township for a number of years.He married, in 1841, ELIZABETH LOGUE, daughter of JAMES LOGUE, of York county, and who died in 1885, leaving four children: ROBERT (a merchant of Gibsonia), CHARLES (a farmer of the township), LOUISA (wife of JOHN LOGAN, of Pine township), and RACHEL (wife of CLARK ALEXANDER, of Cleveland, Ohio).MR. GIBSON has held the offices of supervisor and school director of the township.He moved to his present farm in 1841, and Gibsonia station and post office are named in his honor.In 1861 he engaged in mercantile business at Bakerstown, and continued four years.He is a member of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.”
“ROBERT M. GIBSON, merchant, post office Gibsonia, is a son of CHARLES, SR., and ELIZABETH (LOGUE) GIBSON, and was born in Richland in 1845.He was educated at the public schools of the township and Jefferson College, of Washington county.After completing his education he engaged in farming for a number of years and in 1876 was chosen freight and station agent on the P. & W. R. R. at Gibsonia, which he held for seven years.In 1879 he engaged in general mercantile business at his present stand, and in 1880 was appointed postmaster, which office he still holds.In 1881 he married ANNIE M. OWENS, daughter of JOHN and NANCY OWENS, of Pine township.By her he has two children - ELIZABETH LOGUE and NANCY; also has two children by a former marriage-CHARLES E. and MAGGIE.MR. GIBSON and family are members of the Presbyterian Church at Bakerstown.”
“CHARLES J. GIBSON, farmer, post office Gibsonia, is the youngest son of CHARLES, SR., and ELIZABETH (LOGUE) GIBSON, and was born in Richmond in 1858.He was educated at Monmouth, Ill., and Valparaiso, Ind., and married, in 1880, ALICE, daughter of SAMUEL and MARGARET PATCH, of Chicago, MR. GIBSON is a member of the Juniata Lodge, No. 201, I. O. O. F., and Encampment 56, of Illinois.He had held the office of inspector of elections of the township.”
Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 3 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921
“GIBSON - FRANK D. GIBSON is a member of an old and highly regarded Pennsylvania family, a family which furnished the pioneers of the western part of that state, the men upon whose courage (pg. 1127) and energy the great development of that section of the country is founded.When they went into that region they found a wilderness, peopled by savages, hostile to themselves, and looking with suspicion upon their every advance.Yet in spite of these difficulties they cleared the country, cultivated the land, and built houses which, though rude and primitive, were yet the forerunners of all the mighty industrial growth which has come after.
(I) ANTHONY GIBSON, grandfather of FRANK D. GIBSON, came to Fayette county, Pennsylvania, a pioneer, bringing with him his wife, and settling there permanently, clearing his land and farming until his death.After that his wife removed to Braddock, Pennsylvania, where she continued to live until the year 1902, when she died at the venerable age of eighty-nine years.They were the parents of three children, as follows: GEORGE, of whom further; CAROLINE and LESTER, all of whom are now deceased.
(II) GEORGE GIBSON, eldest child of ANTHONY GIBSON, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1842, and there passed his childhood, attending the local public schools, and learning the trade of brick making.About 1865, when he was twenty-three years of age, he removed from his native place to Braddock, Pennsylvania, and there engaged in brick manufacture for a considerable period of years.At the time of the breaking out of the Civil War, MR. GIBSON joined the Union army, enlisting at Pittsburgh, in 1861, in Company A, Sixty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.He was later transferred to Company D, One Hundred and Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of that historic struggle seeing much active campaigning during the time, and undergoing many hardships and perils.His brother LESTER also enlisted in the Union army, and gave up his life for his country, dying while in camp from an injury.GEORGE GIBSON, however, survived the ordeal, and returned to his home in Pennsylvania, to enjoy many years of honored and honorable citizenship.His death finally occurred on February 23, 1907, at the age of sixty-five years.He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the Union Veteran Legion.He was a staunch member of the Republican party, and a man who gave much thought and attention to the great political questions agitating the country in his day.He married, April 16, 1865, REBECCA DICK, a native of Pittsburgh, born in 1847.MRS. GIBSON was a daughter of JOHN and REBECCA (BART) DICK, he a native of Ireland, whence he came to Braddock, Pennsylvania, and there followed the trade of carpenter for a number of years, and then moved to Pittsburgh, where he finally died in the year 1848.His wife, who had been REBECCA BART, was born in England, but came with her parents in the early days to the United States and to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she met and married MR. DICK, and eventually died two years after his death.To MR. and MRS. DICK were born three children, as follows:FANNIE LOUISA; FRANK, deceased; REBECCA, the wife of GEORGE GIBSON.To MR. and MRS. GEORGE GIBSON were born seven children, as follows: ANNIE, died in 1913; FRANK D., of whom further; GEORGE P., of Mill street, Braddock, Pennsylvania; HARRY H., who lives in Ohio; KATIE, who lives at home with her mother;(pg. 1128) twins, who died in infancy.MRS. GEORGE GIBSON survives her husband, and is at present a resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania.She is, and her husband was, a member of the Christian church, and in this belief reared their children.
(III) FRANK D. GIBSON, the second child of GEORGE and REBECCA (DICK) GIBSON, was born January 21, 1868, in Southside, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.Very early in life his parents removed to Braddock, and there the boy was reared, attending the local public schools, where he obtained an excellent general education.Upon completing his studies, he applied himself with his usual aptitude and industry to learn the trade of bricklayer, and quickly secured employment in that line.He continued in this work for upwards of twenty years, and then embarked upon an enterprise of his own.He had by dint of hard work and frugality saved a sufficient capital to engage in a contracting business on his own account, and naturally chose brick construction to specialize in, as the line in which he had had a practical training and experience.Since that time he has done a large and successful business in brick contracting, and in 1907 he erected a fine brick residence for himself at No. 833 Kirkpatrick avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania.Like his father before him, he is a devoted member of the Republican party, and a close and intelligent student of politics.
MR. GIBSON married (first) JESSIE FRANCES HURRELL, a native of Braddock, Pennsylvania.MRS. GIBSON was the daughter of RICHARD and ANNA (PHILLIPS) HURRELL, both natives of Devonshire, England, and both born in the year 1832.MR. and MRS. HURRELL were married in their native land, and later emigrated from there, coming to the United States in the year 1873, and settling in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and later in Braddock, where they spent the remainder of their lives.MR. HURRELL was a stone contractor and did a successful business.He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the United Presbyterian church.As MR. and MRS. HURRELL were born in the same year, so they died, both in 1902, she in March and he in December.MR. HURRELL and his wife were the parents of eight children, as follows: ELIZABETH, now MRS. THOMAS THOMAS, of DuBois, Pennsylvania; SUSANNAH, now MRS. CHARLES POWELL, of Braddock, Pennsylvania; JESSIE, deceased; RICHARD EDWARD; ESTHER, deceased, was MRS. CHARLES POWELL, of Braddock, Pennsylvania; JESSIE FRANCES, deceased, the wife of MR. FRANK D. GIBSON, of this sketch; and FLORA, now the wife of HARRY PHILLIPS, of Braddock, Pennsylvania.MRS. GIBSON’S brother, RICHARD E. HURRELL, is a prominent man in Braddock, where he has charge of the mason department of the American Steel and Wire Company of that town.ToMR. GIBSON and his wife was born one child, a son, LEE HURRELL GIBSON, born February 26, 1893.He was educated in the public schools of Braddock, and is now a mechanic and plumber by trade.MRS. GIBSON died in February, 1895.MR. GIBSON married (second) ROSETTA McGEARY, a distinguished citizen of Butler county.The second MRS. GIBSON died November 11, 1907, after (pg. 1129) bearing to MR. GIBSON four children, as follows: REBECCA, FRANK, RALPH and EDWIN, all of whom are living.”
Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 2; editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
“GIBSON - When WILLIAM III, of England, distributed honors among his soldiers after the historic battle of the Boyne, one of those raised to knighthood was an ancestor of ROBERT M. GIBSON, of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.To this family belonged THOMAS GIBSON, a native of Ireland, who accompanied his mother to this country when a lad of twelve years, locating in Pine township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, where he passed his entire life.His calling was that of a farmer.He married RACHEL DICKSON, born in Pine township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, daughter of JACOB DICKSON.JACOB DICKSON, in whose veins flowed the blood of the Delaware Indian tribe, was a soldier in the American army, at one time serving as aide-de-camp to GENERAL WASHINGTON.He enlisted from Allegheny county, and was the only Pennsylvania pensioner from that county, receiving for his military service fifty acres of land in Allegheny county, which he afterwards in a trade for a tract of two hundred acres in Pine township, the same county, near Wexford, there conducting farming operations.Children: ELIZA, MARGARET E., NANCY, MARY JANE, RACHEL, JAMES D., CHARLES, of whom further.
(II) CHARLES GIBSON, son of THOMAS and RACHEL (DICKSON) GIBSON, was born in Pine township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.His education was obtained in the subscription schools, and early in life he learned the trade of carpenter, his calling until he took up milling and farming.CHARLES GIBSON was at one time the owner of sixteen hundred acres of land, of which the farm of two hundred and twenty-five acres in Richland township, occupied by his son, ROBERT M., is a part, and he made hay and grain his principal crops.At this place he also operated a flouring mill for many years, and was well-known and regarded throughoutthe neighborhood.When the tracks of the Pittsburgh & Western Railroad were laid he financed the operations to a great extent, and for a time headed the organization of this road as president.He was a man of local prominence, serving as postmaster for about nine years, and filling a position on the school board.He married ELIZABETH JANE LOGUE, whose mother was a member of the DICKSON family, belonging to the branch claiming GENERAL GEORGE GIBSON, who met his death in (pg. 827) battle in the war for independence, serving at the time under GENERAL ARTHUR ST. CLAIR.Children of CHARLES and ELIZABETH JANE (LOGUE) GIBSON; JANETTA, THOMAS E., ROBERT M., of whom further mention, LOUISA B., RACHEL D.
(III) ROBERT M. GIBSON, son of CHARLES and ELIZABETH JANE (LOGUE) GIBSON, was born in the house that is his present home in Richland township, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1845.His early studies were pursued in the schools of the locality, and he was for three years a student in Jefferson College, entering business life immediately after leaving this institution and becoming connected with the construction of the Pittsburgh & Western Railroad, a project in which his father was heavily interested.Upon his completion and the beginning of business thereon, MR. GIBSON became freight and passenger agent at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, later opening a general mercantile establishment in Gibsonia which he maintained for many years, drawing upon the surrounding country-side for his patronage and building up a trade of unusually large dimensions.For three years he was engaged in the same line at Bakerstown, Pennsylvania, and upon his return to Gibsonia he continued as a merchant for four years thereafter.MR. GIBSON has been especially active in the promotion of enterprises affecting the region in which he lives, and was the chief organizer of the Northern Pittsburgh Telephone Company, of which he was for several years president and general manager, and was also president of the Allegheny & Butler Plank Road Company.The Butler Short Line received his support at the time of its organization, and any improvement, whatever its magnitude, that promises the welfare and improvement of the condition of the body of the people receives his enthusiastic backing.Under the administration of PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY MR. GIBSON was appointed postmaster of the town bearing his name, Gibsonia, and served until July 1, 1914, when his resignation took effect, his daughter, NANCY OWENS, being appointed to fill the vacancy thus caused.With his family he is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and subscribed one-third of the cost of erection of a church of this denomination in Gibsonia.He is a citizen of worthy parts, wholly public-spirited, and is content to contribute his efforts for the general good in a manner quiet and unostentatious.Honor, integrity and a correct use of the material prosperity that has come to him have gained him a leading position in the community, the responsibilities of which he has accepted and ably discharges.
MR. GIBSON married (first) MARY A. DUNLAP,(second) ANNA M. OWENS.By his first marriage he is the father of CHARLES E. and MARGARET.By his second: ELIZABETH LOGUE and NANCY OWENS, who succeeded her father as postmaster of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.”
Title: Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania; under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan. Vol. 3.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
“GIBSON - The name of GIBSON has long been connected with the financial and social interests of the state of Pennsylvania.The family is of Scotch-Irish descent, and there are today many of the name in England who rank high among lords and commoners.
(I) CYRUS R. GIBSON was reared on a farm in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.He received his education in the public schools of the county.He moved from Westmoreland to Elk county, in the same state, and engaged as a foreman in lumbering operations.He finally located in Sheffield, Warren county, where he pursued this occupation.He was a member in high standing of the Masonic Lodge of Warren.He died February, 1893.He married ANN STUBBS, who died February, 1867, a daughter of CHARLES STUBBS, who came to the United States from Yorkshire, England, and made his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he reared his family, later moving to Elk county.He was a carpenter by trade.Children of CYRUS R. and ANN (STUBBS) GIBSON: 1. IDA, died in infancy.2. ISABELLE, died in infancy.3. MAY, married A. H. BAILEY, and resides in Sheffield, Pennsylvania.4. CHARLES J., of whom further.5. HARRY A., of whom further.
(II) CHARLES J., eldest son of CYRUS R. and ANN (STUBBS) GIBSON, was born October, 1863, in Elk county, Pennsylvania.While yet a child his parents moved to Sheffield, where the greater part of his life was spent.As an acknowledgment of his ability he was offered and accepted the position of superintendent of the Tionesta Valley railroad, which he held for a number of years, to the interest of the corporation and with credit to himself.While he was best known in the capacity of superintendent of the road he was identified with many of the best interests of the town.He was a director and officer of the Sheffield National Bank, the Sheffield Tool & Supply Company, and the C. H. Smith Company.He was a member of the school board, the police committee and the Wawanda Governors.There were few public interests that did not receive his hearty support and assistance.He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias.He died, much regretted by the community, February 6, 1913.He married MARGARET WOOD.Children: WESLEY and EVERETT.
(II) HARRY A., second son and fifth child of CYRUS R. and ANN (STUBBS) GIBSON, was born in Wetmore, McKean county, Pennsylvania, January 4, 1867.He was educated in the public schools of the county.His mother died when he was six weeks old and he was reared by an uncle and aunt.He worked on the farm until he was eighteen years old, and then began lumbering and contracting, a dual occupation he continued engaged in until he was twenty-three years old.He was then in the oil business for three years.At the expiration of that time he went with the Central Pennsylvania railroads as foreman.This he held until 1913 when he was appointed superintendent of the Tionesta Valley railroad.He is a member of the Maccabees, and was supervisor of Highland township, Ely county, three different years.He was school director of Highland and Millstone townships for four years.He married (first) March, 1888, MARY HIMES; married (second) May 1, 1895, LENA WILSON.Children by first marriage: HARRY C. and CHARLES S., twins.CHARLES died young; ORPHA.Child by second marriage: ALLEN M., born September 25, 1899.”