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Adolph L. Gibbs Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

Adolph L. Gibbs Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • Adolph L. Gibbs, a substantial farmer of Lorance Township, Bollinger Co., Mo., was born in Burke County, N.C., in 1841.

    He is a son of Urban C. and Mary S. (Bowman) Gibbs, both also natives of the Old North State, in which their seven children were born and reared.

    Their children are George E. (unmarried), William G. (a soldier in the late Civil War never returned, consequently no evidence as to his decease is positive), Adolph L., Julius R. (who died in Scott County, Mo.), Mary J. (Mrs. James H. Bowman), Simpson J. (deceased), and Mary A. (who died in childhood).

    The family immigrated to Missouri in 1849 and located in Scott County, where the father passed the remainder of his life.

    The last days of the mother were spent beneath the roof of her son, Adolph L. She died in 1886, being seventy-two years of age.

    In 1871 the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Elmira Zimmerman, after which he purchased and located upon a farm of 158 acres.

    Since then he has added to his farm and now has 216 acres of well improved land, upon which he has a handsome residence, erected in 1883, which, when completed, will be the best farmhouse in Lorance Township.

    By industry and frugality Mr. Gibbs has become an independent farmer. Eight children have been born to him and wife, viz.: Etta, Urban W., Myrtle, Mary C., Grace, Lulu, George H. and Norah.

    In 1876 Mr. Gibbs was elected justice of the peace and served four years.

    Independent in all things he is allied to no party, but both he and wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

    At this writing he is president of the Bollinger County Farmers' Alliance and Co-operative Union of American, an organization whose aims and objects are the advancement and elevation of farmers, in the science of economic government and home interest. [p. 830]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 830]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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