Adolph L. Gibbs Bollinger Co
- Adolph L. Gibbs, a substantial farmer
of Lorance Township, Bollinger
Co., Mo., was born in Burke County, N.C., in 1841.
is a son of Urban
C. and Mary S. (Bowman) Gibbs, both also natives of the Old
in which their seven children were born and reared.
Their children are
George E. (unmarried), William G. (a soldier in the late Civil
returned, consequently no evidence as to his decease is
Adolph L., Julius R. (who died in Scott County, Mo.), Mary J.
James H. Bowman), Simpson J. (deceased), and Mary A. (who died in
The family immigrated to Missouri in 1849
and located in
Scott County, where the father passed the remainder of his
last days of the mother were spent beneath the roof of her son,
L. She died in 1886, being seventy-two years of age.
In 1871 the
subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Elmira
after which he purchased and located upon a farm of 158
then he has added to his farm and now has 216 acres of well
land, upon which he has a handsome residence, erected in 1883,
when completed, will be the best farmhouse in Lorance
industry and frugality Mr. Gibbs has become an independent
Eight children have been born to him and wife, viz.: Etta, Urban
Myrtle, Mary C., Grace, Lulu, George H. and Norah.
1876 Mr. Gibbs
was elected justice of the peace and served four years.
all things he is allied to no party, but both he and wife are
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
this writing he is
president of the Bollinger County Farmers' Alliance and
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]