Re: Elisha S. Gibson 1832-1909
Omitted a couple of other details:
Elisha did have two older sisters:
Mary Jane who married an Orin Castle in Tazewell Co, IL in the late 1840's and
Ruth S. Gibson who married an Frances (Franklin / Frank) Wright also in Tazewell Co, IL in the late 1840's
Ruth S. died a few years after the marriage and may have had a son (William) shortly before her death.
Mary Jane Castle had quite a few children and lived for a time in Chenoa Township of McLean County IL.Mary Jane died about 1870, as the 1880 census lists a Mary S. Castle of a different age (second marriage verified by IL marriage records).
Would also like to hear from any descendants of these lines.