George E. Gibbs Bollinger Co
- George E. Gibbs, a farmer of Bollinger
County, Mo, was born in Burke
County, N.C., in 1838, and is a son of Urban C. and Mary S.
Urban C. Gibbs was born in Burke County, N.C.,
married in the Old North State in 1837.
His wife was
born in Caldwell
County, N.C., in 1815.
Soon after his marriage Mr.
Gibbs located on a
farm in his native State, but in 1849 he removed to Missouri and
some land in Scott County on which he located, it being the
which the town of Morley now stands.
Mr. Gibbs died
soon after coming
to Scott County, but his widow lived until 1886.
were the parents
of seven children, three of whom, George E., Adolphus L. and
(now the wife of J.H. Bowman), are living.
but little, but secured a fair education by studying at night by
light of a pine knot.
He early learned the
carpenter's trade, which he
still follows at times, but being a natural mechanic, repairs
wagons etc., for his neighbors.
In 1861 he enlisted
in Company A, of
Col. Jeffrey's regiment (Confederate), and did duty with the
Guards for six months, after which he was mustered into regular
as a heavy artilleryman and was stationed at Columbus, Ky.
In 1862 he
went with his command to Island No. 10, where he was taken
sent to Camp Douglas at Chicago.
The next year he was
which he located at Sparta, Ill., and worked at his trade until
when he returned to Bollinger County.
For one year he
worked at bridge
building for the Iron Mountain Railroad, but in the spring of
purchased and located on his present farm, since which time he
engaged in agricultural pursuits. [p. 829-830]
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 829-830]