Gibbs Family of Illinois
by Joan Cooke

My mother was Nellie Catherine Gibbs, d/o Franklin W. Gibbs and Nellie Catherine Neylon. Both the Gibbs and Neylon families lived in Lincoln, Illinois.

I have quite a lot of data on the Gibbs family...my gggg grandparents were William and Elizabeth (Fuller) Gibbs. William, his wife and family of 10 children, immigrated from England in 1818. they first settled in Delaware, then ln 1825 moved to MD...were Elizabeth died in 1832. In the Fall of 1838 William, several of his children and grandchildren went by wagon traiil across country settled in Athens. William d: 1851 Athens...buried Delavan, Ill. Campground Cem.

Children of William and Elizabeth:
William, b: 1793 Eng..d: 1871 Swetwater, Ill....buried Indian Point Cem. Athen, Ill
Mary, b: 1797 Eng...d: ?
Elizabeth, b: 1799 Eng....d:?
John, b: 1799 Eng ...d: 1879 ?
Spencer, b: 1800 Eng...d:1860-70 Menard, Ill.
*Stephen, b: 1803 Eng. (My ggg grandfahter) d: 1876 Irish Grove...buried Sugar Grove Cem.
Levi, b: 1805 Eng..d: 1889 Menard Co., Ill....buried Halls Cem. Athens, Ill (see Biography)
Ann, b: 1810 Eng...d: ?
James, b: 1812 Eng...d: 1877 McLean, Illinois
Jane, b: 18l4 Eng...d: 1836 MD
*Stephen (1803-1890 in Irish Grove, Menard, Ill)...married Mary Ellis in 1824 Maryland. Mary d: 1842 Balt.,MD

Stephen and Mary's children:
**Spencer, b: 1825 MD....(my gg grandfather)..d: 1890 Middletown, Ill...buried Sugar Grove Cem. (See Biography)
William, b: 1834 MD....d: Bef. 1906 Ill....buried Sugar Grove Cem.
John, b: 1835 MD...d: 1874 Menard, Ill...buried Sweetwater, Ill.
Stephen, b: 1837 MD...d:?

*Stephen's 2nd wife was Sarah Clark Hill...b: 1820 OH...they married 1845 in Sangamon Co., ILL
Their children were:
Mary E., b: 1846 Ill...d: ?
Julia Ann, b: 1848 Menard, Ill....d: 1869 Middletown, Ill.
Martin Luther, b: 1851 Middletown, Ill....d: 1936 Lincoln...buried Irish Grove Cem.
Emma, b: 1856 Middletown, Ill....d: 1931 Ill.
Robert Barrich, b: 1860 Ill....d:?

**Spencer (1825 MD..d: 189 Middletown, Logan, Ill)...married Louisa Alkire 1844 Menard Co. ILL. she d: 1878. Spencer 's 2nd wife was Margaret Glaspy 1825-1898 (no children)

Children of Spencer and Louia)
William R. 1847
Lavina, 1849
***Charles W. 1851 (my gg grandfather)
John 1855
Laura 1868
Alvin 1870

***Charles W. Gibbs, b: 1851 Beegrove, Ill...d: 1930 Lincoln, Ill.
Married, Maria Charlotta Christine Giertz in 1872 Lincoln.
Their children:
****Franklin W., b: 1873 Lincoln, Ill...d: 1931 Chicago, Ill. (my grandfather)
Tobias 1875
Cora 1876
Nora 1878-1958...Spenster...lived her entire live in Lincoln
Carl 1880
Spencer 1882
Charles W., Jr., 1884
Frederick 1886
Johnny 1888-1888 Lincoln
Bessie 1890-1908 Lincoln
Leota 1893

****Franklin W. 1873-1931.....married Nellie Catherine Neylon bl 1879 Lincoln...d: 1819 Chicago...(my maternal grandparents. Nellie died when my mother was l3, Franklin died when I was 2)
Nellie Neylon was d/o Patrick and Hannah (Sugrue) Neylon...both born Ireland, immigrated in 1862. Patrick was a farmer in Lincoln, Illinois.
Patrick and Hannanh's children:
Mary 1866-1866 Lincoln
Denis Edward 1869
Thomas 1871
*Mae 1873-1967 McHenry, Illinois
William 1876
Peter 1877
Nellie 1879 (my grandmother)
Margaret 1882
*Francis 1884-1967 Macomb, Illinois
Patrick, Jr. 1887
*(Mae and Francis (Frank) were the only Neylon family I knew. My mother lived with both of them after Nellie died)

I have more detailed data on most of the Gibbs family listed above..also some tombstones pictures.. I just recently learned rather sketchy data on the Neylons.

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