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Marriage: Children:
  1. Elizabeth Gibson: Birth: 1780 in England. Death: ABT 1873 in Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario

  2. Joseph James Gibson: Birth: 1788 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Death: 30 APR 1880 in Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario

  3. George Gibson: Birth: ABT 1793 in Ontario.

  4. Samuel N. Gibson: Birth: 1796 in U.S.A..

  5. Sarah Ann Gibson: Birth: 21 MAY 1797 in Amherst Island, Ontario. Death: 25 MAR 1899 in Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario

  6. John William Gibson: Birth: 09 APR 1800 in Amherst Island, Ontario.


Sources
1. Title:   1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm
2. Title:   RootsWeb.com GEDCOM File
3. Title:   Brighton Township by Florence Chatten

Notes
a. Note:   2 miles per hour, became the first steamboat to arrive in Brighton Harbour. Built in 1816, the boat had 18 paddles in the wheels, each of which were forty feet in circumference. Mr. I. M. Wellington wrote of the commotion and excitement resulting from its arrival: "Although Grandfather had helped to build many a large vessel, yet he had never seen a steamboat. The old gentleman, hearing the noise, sprang to his feet, and asked what was making the noise; but when he got sight of the boat rounding Salt Point, making her way into the harbor and dropping anchor, he raised both hands above his head, exclaiming that the world was coming to an end, when we see a ship running without sails. In many days after, a hearty laugh did the young people have at Grandfather's expense over his first sight of a steamboat."" from page 40 of "The Municipality of Brighton", published in 2006. Note: This is an interesting story but the text raises questions about this Wellington family. I. M. Wellington uses the term "Grandfather" here to refer the old sea captain at Presqu'ile. My research suggests that I. M. Wellington is the son of Josiah Dix Wellington and Elizabeth Gibson. This event takes place in 1825 when Josiah would have been 45 years old - not exactly "The old gentleman", it might seem. I. M.'s paternal grandparents are shown to be Joseph Wellington and Anna Dix; Joseph died in 1819, so it's not him. More likely he is talking about his maternal grandfather, George Gibson, father of his mother, Elizabeth Gibson. George Gibson was also a sea captain living at Presqu'ile Point and appears in Murray Township census records until 1825.
Note:   "In 1825, the "Frontenac", 170 feet long, with a maximum speed of 10 1/
b. Note:   George Gibson per GEDCOM of Cheryl Storton, Feb 11, 2008.
c. Note:   on Location England per GEDCOM of Cheryl Storton, Mar 15 2010.
Note:   per GEDCOM of Cheryl Storton, Feb 11, 2008. per 1871 Census - Samuel Gibs
d. Note:   10.
Note:   Location Presqu'ile Point, Canada per GEDCOM of Cheryl Storton, Mar 15 20
e. Note:   ver 16; 1 female under 16
Note:   1814 Census: George Gibson; 2 males over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females o
f. Note:   1814 Assessment: George Gibson -
g. Note:   er 16
Note:   1815 Census: George Gibson; 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females ov
h. Note:   1815 Assessment: George Gibson -
i. Note:   1816 Assessment: George Gibson -
j. Note:   e over 16
Note:   1817 Census: George Gibson, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 femal
k. Note:   1818 Census: George Gibson, Sr.; 2 males over 16; 1 female over 16
l. Note:   1821 Census: George Gibson; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16
m. Note:   der 16
Note:   1823 Census: George Gibson; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; 1 female un
n. Note:   1824 Census: George Gibson, Sr.; 1 male over 15; 1 female over 16
o. Note:   l 2
Note:   1825 Census: George Gibson, Sr.; 1 male over 15; 1 female over 16; Tota
p. Note:   on
Note:   per GEDCOM of Cheryl Storton, Feb 11, 2008. per 1871 Census - Samuel Gibs


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