Mary Ellen Gibbons1

(5 April 1910 - 1975)
Last EditedFeb 3, 2018
FatherLawrence Gibbons1 b. 9 Mar 1866, d. 24 Sep 1939
MotherMary Ann Shaughnessy1 b. 22 Aug 1878, d. 12 Jan 1960
Name Variation Sister Matilda Gibbons C.S.J.2 
Birth5 April 1910 Ontario, Canada1 
Baptism1 May 1910 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Church Baptismal Register states: "Mary Ellen, daughter of Laurence Gibbons and Minnie Shanessy, born April 12 1910, baptized May 1, 1910. Sponsors Thomas L. Gibbons & Ellen Gibbons."1 
Death1975 2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Saint John Chrysostom, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of baptism of Mary Ellen Gibbons, 1 May 1910. Ancestry Image #202 of 312 in this record set.
  2. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Florence Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(14 November 1892 - 29 December 1967)
Last EditedFeb 2, 2018
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons1 b. 23 Apr 1846, d. 11 Dec 1941
MotherAnnie Menton1 b. 15 Aug 1854, d. 19 Jul 1931

Family

George Paxton b. 10 Nov 1883, d. 16 Dec 1967
Marriage12 November 1913 King Townwhip, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Record (#019967) states: George Paxton, yeoman, 29, Catholic, of King township (York County), son of John Paxton, Yeamon married Florence Mary Gibbons, 21, Catholic, of King township, daughter of Luke Gibbons, yeoman. They were married on 12 November 1913 at the Church of St. John in Newmarket, in North York, Ontario. Witnesses were Frank Gibbons and Lena O'Brien both of King Township and they were married by Rev. Patrick Whitney.; Principal=George Paxton5 
Children
Mary Florence Gibbons Paxton 1892-1967
Nickname Florence Gibbons2 
Birth14 November 1892 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Birth Registration states: Mary F. Gibbons, female, born 14 November 1892 to Luke Gibbons, farmer, and Annie Menton. Information provided by Luke Gibbons of King township on 3 Dec 1892. Birth Registration #63.3,1 
Baptism2 December 1892 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Church Baptismal Register states: "December 2nd 1892. I baptized Mary Florence Gibbons born Nov. 14th 1892. Parents: Luke Gibbons and Annie Menton. Sponsors: John Joseph and Mary Teresa Menton."1 
(Resident) Census31 March 1901 King Township, Ontario, Canada; "Luke Gibbons, male, head, married, born 23 April 1849 in Ontario, 51, Irish, Canadian, Catholic, farmer, working on his own accord, can read, write and speak English. In his household:
Annie, wife, born 15 Aug 1854 in Ireland, 46, emigrated in 1863, Irish, Catholic, can read and write and speak English.
John J., son, born 08 April 1886 in Ontario, student for 10 months of the year.
Frank L., son, born 25 January 1890 in Ontario, 11, student for 10 months of the year.
Mary Florence, daughter, born 14 Nov 1890 (error) in Ontario, 8, attended school for 3 months of the year.; Principal=Luke Gibbons4 
Married Name12 November 1913 Paxton5 
Marriage12 November 1913 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church, King Townwhip, York County, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Record (#019967) states: George Paxton, yeoman, 29, Catholic, of King township (York County), son of John Paxton, Yeamon married Florence Mary Gibbons, 21, Catholic, of King township, daughter of Luke Gibbons, yeoman. They were married on 12 November 1913 at the Church of St. John in Newmarket, in North York, Ontario. Witnesses were Frank Gibbons and Lena O'Brien both of King Township and they were married by Rev. Patrick Whitney.; Principal=George Paxton5 
Residence13 December 1941 Kettleby, York County, Ontario, Canada; According to her father's obituary, she was living on the pioneer farm when he died.6 
Death29 December 1967 Kettleby, Ontario, Canada2,7 
BurialDecember 1967 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; Florence is buried with her husband, George Paxton, in Plot D5.8.2

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Saint John Chrysostom, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of baptism of Mary Florence Gibbons, 02 December 1892. Ancestry Image #144 of 312 in this record set.
  2. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysostom Cemetery, Page 53.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Archives of Ontario; Series: MS929; Reel: 113. Listing for York County, 1892, birth of Mary F. Gibbons, born 14 Nov 1892 in York County, Ontario, Canada.
  4. [S387] 1901 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Year: 1901; Census Place: King, York (north/nord), Ontario; Page: 8; Family No: 74. Listing for household of Luke Gibbons.
  5. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1785-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 278. Listing for York County, 1913, marriage of George Paxton and Florence Mary Gibbons on 12 November 1913.
  6. [S451] Banner, December 12, 1941.
  7. [S411] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.

Mary Gertrude Gibbons1

(31 October 1894 - 23 December 1975)
Last EditedFeb 3, 2018
FatherThomas L. Gibbons1 b. 12 Sep 1857, d. 26 Feb 1923
MotherEllen Jane Keaney1 b. 1870, d. 9 Oct 1953

Family

Joseph Michael Cronan b. 23 Dec 1895, d. 19 Mar 1958
Marriage10 June 1919 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan1 
Children
Birth31 October 1894 Ontario, Canada1,2 
Baptism20 November 1894 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; The baptismal record states that Mary was 3 weeks old and the godparents were John and Anne J. Gibbons.1 
Marriage10 June 1919 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan1 
Residence13 October 1953 Gilford, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada3 
(Witness) Death19 March 1958 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Joseph Michael Cronan2 
Death23 December 1975 Ontario, Canada2 
BurialDecember 1975 Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Cemetery, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Row D, Plot 132 

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published).
  2. [S417] Bernice Ellis Merrick, Holy Martyrs of Japan Cemetery.
  3. [S1203] Bradford Witness, October 21, 1953, Copy owned by Patricia Balkcom, Montpelier, Vermont.
  4. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Jane Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(12 February 1879 - 15 January 1919)
Last EditedMar 7, 2018
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherAnthony Gibbons b. c 1816, d. 27 Mar 1883
MotherMargaret Canavan b. c 1836, d. 14 Feb 1898
Nickname Jenny2 
Birth12 February 1879 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; This birthdate is listed on her gravestone. Thomas Hunter in his search of St. Joseph's records lists her baptism as 6 Feb 1878.1,3 
Census1891 Mary Jane is not listed as living with her mother. Where is she? She should be about 11 years old.4 
Death15 January 1919 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Cause of death was influenza.1,2 
BurialJanuary 1919 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Mary Jane is on the same stone as John, her brother. The stone states:

MARY JANE
GIBBONS
Born Feb. 12, 1879
Died Jan. 15, 19191 

Citations

  1. [S342] Waterloo & Wellington Branch of the OGS, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Section B2, Stone 14.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S405] St. Joseph's B, M,D (published), Page 3-179.
  4. [S193] 1891 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Mary Jane Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1848 - )
Last EditedApr 30, 2000
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherMichael Gibbons1 b. c 1805, d. 1 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Wilson1 b. 29 May 1819, d. 15 Nov 1904

Family

Thomas Clarke d. b 1890
Marriagecirca 1873 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Clarke1 
Child
Birthcirca 1848 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada1 
Married Namecirca 1873 Clarke1 
Marriagecirca 1873 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Thomas Clarke1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.

Mary L. Gibbons1

(1871 - 1 January 1900)
Last EditedAug 1, 2000
FatherJohn R. Gibbons1 b. 1840, d. 11 Nov 1915
MotherLemmendy (?)1 b. 1850, d. 7 May 1913

Family

George Minler
Marriagecirca 1895 Principal=George Minler1 
Birth1871 1 
Married Namecirca 1895 Minler1 
Marriagecirca 1895 Principal=George Minler1 
Death1 January 1900 Oxford County, Ontario, Canada1 
Burial3 January 1900 Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S403] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Section C, Row Z, Plot 5.

Mary Margaret Gibbons1

( - 1985)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherWilliam Hugh Gibbons1 b. 7 Aug 1870, d. 1961
MotherCatherine O'Hearn1 b. 1877

Family

Percy Symons
Marriage Principal=Percy Symons1 
Married Name Symons1 
Marriage Principal=Percy Symons1 
Birth  
Death1985 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Mary Margaret Teresa Gibbons1

(1926 - )
Last EditedJul 19, 2004
FatherThomas Francis Gibbons1 b. 19 May 1884, d. 1953
MotherSarah Alice Windross1 b. 1886, d. 1972

Family

Peter Stariat d. 2002
Marriage Principal=Peter Stariat2 
Birth1926 1 
Married Name Stariat1,2 
Marriage Principal=Peter Stariat2 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  2. [S435] E-mail Message. To Pat Balkcom from Donna at e-mail address, 7 June 2004.

Mathew Gibbons1

(say 1800 - )
Last EditedFeb 7, 2018

Family

Child
Birthsay 1800 County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland1 

Citations

  1. [S961] NLI, online http://registers.nli.ie, Catholic Parish Registers for County Mayo, Catlebar area, Diocese of Tuam; Microfilm #04214/01, page 8; Baptism listing for Ellen Gibbons, 02 May 1825. Accessed on 2/7/2018 at https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000631981#page/8/…

Michael Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1805 - 1 September 1890)
Last EditedDec 5, 2017
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons2 b. c 1780, d. b 1857
MotherAnn McDonnell2 b. c 1780, d. b 1857

Family

Margaret Wilson b. 29 May 1819, d. 15 Nov 1904
Marriagecirca 1846 Principal=Margaret Wilson5,2 
Children
Birthcirca 1805 County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; This birthdate is based on 84 as age of death. However, his age during several censuses puts a great variation into his birthdates: 1851 Census - age 32 (1819), 1861 - age 40 (1821), 1871 - age 60 (1811), 1881 - age 70 (1811).1,2 
Land Grant9 December 1843 east half of Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; This was a lease from the Canada Company (Transfer Type L) and would have been 100 acres.3 
Residence9 December 1843 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada3 
Misc1844 Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada4 
Marriagecirca 1846 Principal=Margaret Wilson5,2 
Land Grant5 November 1847 east half of Lot 30, Concession 2, Adjala, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; It appears that Michael Gibbons,bought this parcel which contained 100 acres, from his brother, Patrick who had held it for 11 years. However, within a few months, it appears that he moved to Wellesley Township in Oxford County. His brother, Anthony, also went there but it is not clear if they moved at the same time or why they decided to go there.; Principal=Patrick Gibbons6 
Land Grant16 October 1850 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; According to Thomas Hunter, Michael and Anthony settled in the Queens Bush which is now Wellesley township. They had land on Lot 10, Conc. 12WS, about 2km north of Linwood. It was a plot of land that had been previously owned (transfer type A). This would have been 100 acres. It appears that Anthony and John went with Michael to help him work and clear the land.7 
Census1851 Michael and his wife Margaret are living with their 3 children, James, Mary Jane and Michael. He is listed as 32 years old, which would make his birthdate 1819.8 
Land2 January 1853 East 1/2 Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Michael Gibbons leased to Patrick Gibbons, the East 1/2 of Lot 31, Concession 3 in King township (Transaction #798) and then it was converted to a sale in January of 1854 (Sale #5535).; Principal=Patrick Gibbons9
(Witness) Deathbefore 1861 Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Michael Gibbons2 
Census1861 Concession 12, Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; The evaluation of his farm was:
10 lots held, 100 total acres, 45 under cultivation, 40 under crops, 5 under pasture, 55 under wood.
Cash value of farm - $850.00
Cash value of implements, machinery - $140.00
total Value of all Livestock - $170.00

20 acres of spring wheat, 420 bushels potatoes, 4 acres peas - 80 bushels. 5 acres oats - 100 bushels. 1/2 acre potatoes - 50 bushels. 1 acre turnips - 100 bushels. 3 tons of hay. wool - 24 lbs. maple sugar - 40 lbs. bulls or oxen over 3 years of age - 3, steers or heifers under 3 years - 3, milk cows - 3, sheep - 9, pigs - 7, butter 80 lbs.

Note from Alex Pryor - The woodlot would represent saleable wood as well a building material and fuel, as well as the Waterloo/Wellington County sugarbush maple stands which still largely remain. The larger crop quantities would be mostly for sale, the smaller potato patch would be for home use. The maple sugar, butter, milk of only three cows and flannel would be mostly for personal use. The oxen were required because Michael had not been able or willing to switch over to the more desirable horses he later owned. The heifers under 3 years would be for meat, as would the sheep and pigs. The heavy, largely manual work of this family would have demanded a high protein diet, including large quantities of meat.10 
Census1861 Michael and his wife Margaret are living with their 6 children, James, Mary Jane, Margaret, David, Francis, and Sarah, his mother-in-law, Jane Wilson, and a relative, John Gibbons. Michael is listed as 40 years old - this would put his birthdate as 1821.11 
Census1871 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Michael is listed as age 60 (birthdate 1811), born in Ireland, Catholic, and working as a farmer.12 
Census1881 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Michael, age 70, and his wife Margaret, age 61, are living with their 4 children: David, age 25; Francis, age 23; Sarah, age 23; and Joseph, age 18; and Margaret's mother, Jane Wilson, age 90.; Principal=Margaret Wilson13 
(Witness) DeathOctober 1881 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Francis Gibbons14 
Will17 June 1885 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Last Will and Testament of Michael Gibbons

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Michael Gibbons of Wellesley Township in the county of Waterloo and Province of Ontario Canada made this seventeenth day of June 1885

(Codicil appears to have been added in 1890) I direct all mly just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter names as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. Viz: At the expiration of the term of the lease held by my son, Joseph Gibbons, March 1, 1890. I give, devise and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate of which I may die possessed in the manner following, that is to say - My farm Homestead which is composed of Lot. No. Ten West Half in the Twelfth Concession of the Township of Wellesley, County of Waterloo, Ontario.

Orignal Will:

I give, demise and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate of which I may die possessed in the manner following, that is to say (passage faded, appears to be a description of landed property)

I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret Gibbons in lieu of her share right and interest in the same, One third of the entire sum realized from the estate after the payment of my just debts, funeral charges and testamentary expenses.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Gibbons one third of the sum realized by the sale of my farm, independent of all given to him by me before.
Third, I give to my son David Gibbons the sum of one dollar.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my son James Gibbons two hundred dollars.
Fifth, the remainder if any shall be left after the payment of the above figures I dispose of as follows, that is to say it shall be equally divided between my three daughters, ie, Mary Jane Clark, widow of the late Thomas Clark, Margaret McCarty wife of Joseph McCarty and Sarah Gibbons.
Michael Gibbons (His Mark)

All the residue of my estate not hereinbefore disposed of I give and devise and bequeth unto Joseph Gibbons, my son, above mentioned. And I nominate and appoint Michael Gibbons of Wellesley, son of the late Anthony Gibbons of Wellsey, and Luke Gibbons of King in the County of York to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.15 
Death1 September 1890 Linwood, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; Witness=Margaret Wilson1,2 
BurialSeptember 1890 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; The gravestone states that Michael died in Sept. 1890, age 84 years.
1,16 
Probate11 October 1890 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; # 2316

Letters of Administration state that Michael Gibbons, late of Wellesley Township, farmer, died on the 12th of September, 1890 in Wellesley Township, Waterloo County and that he wrote a Will on the 17th of March 1885.

In the Surrogate Court of Waterloo County, In the Goods of Michael Gibbons, 11 October, 1890
I have the honor to submit the following papers....
1. Application of Michael Gibbons for Probate of Will
2. Schedule of Real Estate, valued at $3500 and Personal Estate valued at $25
....(and other necessary paperwork including the Will)

Itemized List -
One bed and bedding - $8
one cooker stove and utensils - $5
one Glass Cupboard - $4
6 chairs - $2
Apparel - $6
Total - $25

Real Estate: West 1/2 lot of Ten, of the 12th Concession, West Section of Wellesley, Valued at $3500

Sworn by Michael Gibbons, at Berlin in Waterloo County on 9 October 1890.15 

Citations

  1. [S332] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Patricia Balkcom, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 34, page 169.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Records of Immigrants to Canada. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999. Compiled from "Toronto Mirror", vol. 7, No. 27, whole No. 339, Feb. 2, 1844, Page 2.


  5. [S334] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Patricia Balkcom, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States.
  6. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 239.
  7. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series 01 C15, Reference 020.133, Volume 003, page 411.
  8. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Wellesley township, Waterloo County, Canada West.
  9. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series.
  10. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Agricultural Census, Wellesley Township, Wellington County, Canada West, Microfilm Reel C 1080, Ontario Archives.
  11. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Wellesley township, Waterloo County, Canada West.
  12. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., District 32 (Waterloo North), Subdistrict A (Wellesley township), Division 1, pg. 46.
  13. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  14. [S335] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Patricia Balkcom, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States.
  15. [S1084] Will, Inventory & Probate; GS ONT 1.
  16. [S342] Waterloo & Wellington Branch of the OGS, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Section B2, Stone 32.
  17. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Schedule B, Marriages for the County of Wellington, Division of Peel, Registration #011599, listing of marriage of James Gibbons to Margaret Marigold, 30 November 1878.
  18. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1947; Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS935; Reel: 226, Waterloo County, 1916. Death Registration for Margaret McCarthey, 28 January 1916. Ancestry Image #220 of 330.
  19. [S342] Waterloo & Wellington Branch of the OGS, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Section B1, Stone 38.
  20. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 71. Marriages for Haldimand County, Division of Dunnville, 1891. Marriage of Joseph Gibbons and Margaret Corcoran, 28 October 1891.

Michael Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1850 - before 1861)
Last EditedApr 30, 2000
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherMichael Gibbons1 b. c 1805, d. 1 Sep 1890
MotherMargaret Wilson1 b. 29 May 1819, d. 15 Nov 1904
Birthcirca 1850 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada1 
Deathbefore 1861 Wellington County, Ontario, Canada; Witness=Michael Gibbons, Witness=Margaret Wilson1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.

Michael Gibbons1,2

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(circa 1835 - circa 1851)
Last EditedMar 1, 2017
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherPatrick Gibbons1,2 b. 16 Mar 1806, d. 26 Dec 1876
MotherBridget Burke1,2 b. c 1810, d. c 1838
Birthcirca 1835 York County, Ontario, Canada; This is an estimated birthdate. He actually could have been born several years earlier (1830-33).1,2 
Burial Anglican Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada1 
Deathcirca 1851 Ontario, Canada; According to the newspaper articles, Michael fell from a horse at age 16 and broke his arm. The arm eventually became so infected that it caused his death.; Witness=Patrick Gibbons1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1081] The Banner, April 4, 1938.
  2. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."

Michael Joseph Gibbons1,2

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(2 February 1860 - 13 March 1935)
Last EditedMar 2, 2017
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherAnthony Gibbons1,2 b. c 1816, d. 27 Mar 1883
MotherMargaret Canavan1,2 b. c 1836, d. 14 Feb 1898
Baptism2 February 1860 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Macton, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada3 
Birth2 February 1860 Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; This date is given in his death registration.4 
(Witness) Census1881 Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada; Anthony is listed as 65 years of age and living with his wife Margaret, age 50, and 6 of their children: John, 23; Michael, 21; Albert, 19; Luke, 16; Bridget, 13; and William, 5. Margaret who should be 11 is not listed, nor is Mary Jane who should be 2. William Patrick has died.; Principal=Anthony Gibbons, Principal=Margaret Canavan5 
Note It appears from his death certificate that he never married.4 
Death13 March 1935 Linwood, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada; Death Registration states:
County of Waterloo, Township of Wellesley, Town of Linwood. Name of Deceased Michael J. Gibbons of Linwood, Ontario.
Male, Irish, single, born 2 February 1860, aged 75 years, 1 month, 11 days, retired. Lived his lifetime at place of his death. Father was Anthony Gibbons, born Ireland and Margaret Kanvin (sic) born Ireland. Informant Mrs. J. Farrel, sister, of Linwood. Date of death: March 13, 1935. Doctor attended hi from February 10 and he was last seen on March 11. Cause of death was myocarditis of 1 year duration and contributory cause was arteriosclerosis of 5 years duration. Buried in Macton R.C. Cemetery on March 15, 1935 by Undertaker Chris. (?) in Almira. Certificate filed on 15th of March 1935".4 
Burial15 March 1935 Macton, Ontario, Canada; The gravestone states:

IHS
MICHAEL GIBBONS
Died Mar. 13, 19352,1 

Citations

  1. [S342] Waterloo & Wellington Branch of the OGS, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Section B2, Stone 64.
  2. [S341] Interview, unknown informant, 1999.
  3. [S405] St. Joseph's B, M,D (published), Page 3-53.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, ntario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, Reel #525. Listing of death of Michael Gibbons, 13 March 1935.
  5. [S378] 1881 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.

Michael Joseph Gibbons1

ChartsDescendants of Luke Gibbons
(17 April 1881 - 6 September 1925)
Last EditedDec 9, 2017
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherJames Gibbons1 b. c 1844, d. 9 Apr 1891
MotherMary Cannon1 b. c 1845, d. 26 Apr 1925

Family

Julia Ann Lynett b. c 1877
Marriage7 October 1907 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Registration (old #2, new #022809) states: Michael Joseph Gibbons, 28, born and residing in Aurora, bachelor, barber, Catholic, son of James Gibbons and Mary Cannon married Julia Ann Lynett, 30, born and residing in Richmond Hill, spinster, housekeeper, daughter of David Lynett and Ann Lealers, Catholic. They were married in Richmond Hill on 07 October 1907 by Banns by Rev. J. R. Grant and the witnesses were Frank Lynett of Harriston and Gertrude Lynett of Richmond Hill."; Principal=Julia Ann Lynett3 
Nickname Joseph Gibbons2 
Birth17 April 1881 Aurora, Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada3,1 
Baptism9 May 1881 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada; Church Baptismal Register states: Baptized: 09 May 1881, Michael Joseph Gibbons, born April 17, 1881, parents James (Gibbons) & Mary Cannon. Sponsors Julia Hackett and Thomas McDermott."1 
Marriage7 October 1907 Richmond Hill, York County, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Registration (old #2, new #022809) states: Michael Joseph Gibbons, 28, born and residing in Aurora, bachelor, barber, Catholic, son of James Gibbons and Mary Cannon married Julia Ann Lynett, 30, born and residing in Richmond Hill, spinster, housekeeper, daughter of David Lynett and Ann Lealers, Catholic. They were married in Richmond Hill on 07 October 1907 by Banns by Rev. J. R. Grant and the witnesses were Frank Lynett of Harriston and Gertrude Lynett of Richmond Hill."; Principal=Julia Ann Lynett3 
Census1916 Calgary, Alberta, Canada; "Michael J. Gibbons, HH#398, living at 727 7th Ave. in Calgary, 34, born Ontario, Catholic, Canadian, Irish, can read and write, farmer. Living with him is his wife and Gertrude Lynett, probably her sister.
Julia, wife, 39, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read and write, no occupation.; Witness=Julia Ann Lynett4 
Death6 September 1925 Alberta, Canada5 
BurialSeptember 1925 Saint Mary's Pioneer Cemetery, Calgary, York County, Alberta, Canada5

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of baptism of Michael Joseph Gibbons, 09 May 1881. Ancestry Image #129 of 497 in this record.
  2. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, King township, (possibly page 167).
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1785-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 132. Listing for York County, 1907, marriage of Michael Joseph Gibbons and Julia Ann Lynett, 07 October 1907.
  4. [S526] 1916 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Alberta, Calgary East, 05F; Roll: T-21948; Page: 38; Family No: 391. Listing of the family of Michael J. & Julia Gibbons, Ancestry Image #38 of 40.
  5. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Listing of grave of Michael Joseph Gibbons, born April 17, 1891 and died Sept. 6, 1925. Located in Saint Mary's Pioneer Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Section 2. Created by: Calgary Helpers; Record added: Aug 22, 2014, Find A Grave Memorial# 134726518.

Miles Gibbons1

(circa 1808 - 24 April 1878)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001

Family

Mary Lopps b. 1818, d. 1889
Marriagecirca 1855 Principal=Mary Lopps3 
Child
Birthcirca 1808 2 
Marriagecirca 1855 Principal=Mary Lopps3 
Death24 April 1878 Ontario, Canada2 
Burial26 April 1878 Old and New LaSalette Cemetery, Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada; Miles and his wife, Mary are buried in Row H, Plot 15.2 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette (published).
  2. [S415] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, page 25.
  3. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette (published), Baptismal record of son, James.

Mrs. M. Gibbons1

(1817 - 28 December 1889)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
Birth1817 1 
Death28 December 1889 Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette (published), Burial record.

Patrick Gibbons1

ChartsAncestors of Mary Ann Gibbons
Descendants of Luke Gibbons
(16 March 1806 - 26 December 1876)
Last EditedDec 9, 2017
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Patricia Ann Monogue
FatherLuke Gibbons2 b. c 1780, d. b 1857
MotherAnn McDonnell b. c 1780, d. b 1857

Family 1

Bridget Burke b. c 1810, d. c 1838
Marriagecirca 1829 Ireland; This marriage date is based on the birthdate of daughter, Mary.; Principal=Bridget Burke3 
Children

Family 2

Catherine Banks b. 1806, d. 27 Mar 1882
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Catherine Banks8,9 
Children
Birth16 March 1806 County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland1,3,2 
Marriagecirca 1829 Ireland; This marriage date is based on the birthdate of daughter, Mary.; Principal=Bridget Burke3 
Immigration1832 Canada; He landed in Quebec after an eight week voyage and then travelled on to York County, Ontario. Some articles state he came in 1830, however, the 1901 Census for his daughter, Mary, states they came in 1832.3,4 
Landcirca 1832 Lot 33, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; This consisted of 200 acres of Clergy Reserve Land which was acreage leased to farmers and the proceeds went to support the Protestant Church.5 
Occupation1833 King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; He worked for 14 years in his sawmill in Glenville. Of course, in his spare time he would have had to clear his land for a homestead.3 
Land Grant26 August 1834 east half of Lot 5, Concession 2, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada6 
Land Grant22 January 1836 east half of Lot 30, Concession 2, Adjala, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Patrick heard of an Irish community in the township of Adjala and so he moved there and bought the east half of Lot 30 on Concession 2 for $62.10 (Transaction #2804). It was a Transfer Type S from the Canada Company originally. He paid on the property each year until 05 November 1847When he received the deed. He then gave (or sold) the property to his brother, Michael Gibbons.7 
(Witness) Deathcirca 1838 Ontario, Canada; The cause of death is not known but in a newspaper article written in 1938 about the family the death of an older daughter of Patrick's is discussed. There is the possiblity that this is a mistake and the information about the daughter's death is actually the story of Bridget's death. It could have been daughter, Honora, however, she would have only been three at the time. Anyway, the story is that this person was poisoned by eating blood root in mistake for pepper of krinkle root, a spicy edible root dug up under wet leaves in the forest. This person is said to be buried in the Anglican Cemetery on the hilltop as you approach Newmarket from the west on Eagle Street. During this time, only 6 Catholic families lived in the Newmarket area and a Catholic cemetery had not yet been built.; Principal=Bridget Burke3,5 
Marriage1844 Ontario, Canada; Principal=Catherine Banks8,9 
Land1844 east half of Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; He had decided that he preferred King township to Adjala and this is the land where he built the family farmhouse that was to stay in the Gibbons family for 102 years. It was located in the shelter of the hills and to the south of a big "sugar loaf hill" which came to be known as "Paddy's or Gibbon's Peak" and was the most prominent landmark for miles around.3,5 
Land Grant5 November 1847 Adjala, Ontario, Canada; It appears that Michael Gibbons,bought this parcel which contained 100 acres, from his brother, Patrick who had held it for 11 years. However, within a few months, it appears that he moved to Wellesley Township in Oxford County. His brother, Anthony, also went there but it is not clear if they moved at the same time or why they decided to go there.; Principal=Michael Gibbons7 
(Witness) Deathbefore 1851 King Township, Ontario, Canada; From a newspaper article written in 1838 about Patrick Gibbons - "Then the oldest daughter was poisoned by eating blood root in mistake for pepper or krinkle root, a spicy edible root to be dug up under wet leaves in the forest, and eaten as a relish in the spring season. From this mistake she died, and another tragedy clouded the home life, calling forth the sympathy of neighbours. These two children were buried in what is now known as the Anglican Cemetery on the hill top as you approach Newmarket from the west, on Eagle Street." Although I believe Honora was the second oldest daughter, I believe that this story referenced Honora. Her brother, Michael, died at about age 15 and it was these two who are buried in the Anglican Cemetery. Neither child is listed in the 1851 Census.; Principal=Honora Gibbons5 
(Witness) Deathcirca 1851 York County, Ontario, Canada; According to the newspaper articles, Michael fell from a horse at age 16 and broke his arm. The arm eventually became so infected that it caused his death.; Principal=Michael Gibbons5,3 
Census11 January 1852 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbins" (sic), a yeoman, born in Ireland, Catholic and who will be 48 years old on his next birthday. His family is living in a one story, log shanty. Neighbors are Sweeny & Daly. Listed with him:
Catherine, born Ireland, Catholic, 48 next birthday, female.
Children are listed as born in Canada, and Catholic, ages given are for next birthday.
John, 14.
James, 8.
Luke, 6.
Catherine, 4.
Ann, 2.; Resident=Catherine Banks, Resident=John Gibbons, Resident=James Gibbons, Resident=Luke Gibbons, Resident=Catherine Gibbons, Resident=Ann M. Gibbons10 
Land GrantJanuary 1853 east half of Lot 24, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada11,12 
ResidenceJanuary 1853 King Township, Ontario, Canada12 
Land2 January 1853 East 1/2 Lot 31, Concession 3, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Michael Gibbons leased to Patrick Gibbons, the East 1/2 of Lot 31, Concession 3 in King township (Transaction #798) and then it was converted to a sale in January of 1854 (Sale #5535).; Principal=Michael Gibbons13
Land Grant18 January 1854 east half of Lot 31, Concession 5 and 7, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada11,14 
Religion a devout Roman Catholic and was one of a committee of six who founded and built the first Catholic Church in Newmarket. No picture of the church has been found but it is understood to have been a roughcast building about 20 x 30 feet in size. Patrick also helped to secure the building of the present church in 1870.3 
Politics a Reformer in his political views but never ran for an elected office. In the Commemorative Biographical Record of York County published in 1907, Patrick is spoken of as a "man of unusual intellectual powers, well trained in his youth and had many scholarly attainments".3 
Census14 January 1861 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons", farmer, born Ireland, 58 year old male, (appears to say "R" under religion for Roman Catholic), married. Top of Census Sheet states: No. 1 - Bounded on North line between King & West Gwillimbury (two words unreadable), South by Lot 17, East by the centre line of 2nd Cons., West by center line of the 4th Cons. Neighbors are Creaser, Green, Chappel and Sweeney families. Living with him:
Catherine, born Ireland, female, age 56, married, also "R" under Religion column.
John, labourer, born Ireland, 22, male, absent from family.
James, born Upper Canada, 16, male, attended school.
Luke, born UC, 14, male, attended school.
Catherine, born UC, 12, female, attended school.
Ann, born UC, 10, female, attended school.; Resident=Catherine Banks, Resident=John Gibbons, Resident=James Gibbons, Resident=Luke Gibbons, Resident=Catherine Gibbons, Resident=Ann M. Gibbons15 
Military1865 Ontario, Canada; From the Globe and Mail, York County newspaper on January 5, 1865:
"The following are the names thus far drawn for the six battalions to be furnished by the United Counties of York and Peel. The whole 795 names for Peel have been drawn, and about 1400 out of the 3,975 required from York including the city of Toronto. An explanation of the object of the dravt and the mode of conducting it, will be found in another column: (this was followed by a list of all the draftees in York County). Listed from King Township - Jas. Gibbons (2nd Battalion) and Luke Gibbons (3rd Battalion)."
It is possible that this was a Draft formed to fight off the Fenian Raids.; Principal=James Gibbons16 
Residencebetween 1866 and 1871 Concession 3, Lot 31, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; Patrick is listed in the Toronto City Directory as living on this lot. James Gibbons (I assume this is his son) is on Lot 22. Patrick is also listed on this lot in 1871, although James is not listed in this directory.17,18 
Census2 April 1871 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Listed as "Patrick Gibbons, HH #82, male, 63 years old, born in Ireland, Catholic, Irish, farmer, married, unable to read or write. He is living on Concession 3, lot 31, 100 acres (90 improved), owned; 5 horses, 1 colt/filly, 5 cows, 5 other horned cattle, 14 sheep, 4 pigs, mixed wheat and other crops. His neighbors are Thomas Thorn & John Lloyd. Living with him:
Catherine, female, age 58, born Ireland, Catholic, Irish, married, cannot read or write.
Luke Gibbons, male, 24, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, farmer, can read & write.
Catherine, female 21, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.
Annie M., female, 18, born Ontario, Catholic, Irish, can read & write.; Resident=Catherine Banks, Resident=Luke Gibbons, Resident=Catherine Gibbons, Resident=Ann M. Gibbons19 
Will29 January 1875 Ontario, Canada; This is a transcription of the body of the will:

I, Patrick Gibbons, of the Township of King in the County of York and the Province of Ontario - Yeoman of the age of sixty eight years, and being of sound mind and memory do make (...?) and declare this my last will and Testament in manner following, to (...?)

My Will is, First. That my funeral charges and just debts shall be paid by executor and executrix hereinafter named. The residue of my estate and property which shall not be required for this payment of my just debts, funeral charges and expenses attending the execution of this my will and the administration of my estate, I Give, devise and dispose thereof as follows:

Second: I Give and Bequeath to my Wife Catherine Gibbons the sole use and control of the west half of my dwelling house on the first floor and also a comfortable maintenance, fire wood, and the keep of one cow during the term of her natural life or so long as she shall remain unmarried and also my household goods. Which said maintenance , firewood, and keep of cow shall be furnished her by my son Luke hereinafter named, so long as it may be agreeable to her to stay in my house. But should she at any time choose to take up her permanent residence at some other place, she shall receive in lieu of said maintenance one hundred fifty dollars per year in cash.

Third: I Give and Bequest to my Son John Gibbons, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my executor within one year after the decease or remarriage of my said wife.

Fourth: I Give and Bequest to my Son James Gibbons, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my executor within one year after the decease or remarriage of my said wife.

Fifth: I Give, desire and Bequest to my son Luke, my homestead where I now reside being the east half of Lot number thirty one in the third concession of King aforesaid to him and his heirs and (...?) for ever. Subject to the support as hereinbefore mentioned of my wife Catherine Gibbons, and also the payment of certain legacies herein mentioned to be paid by him. I also give to my son Luke all my horses and horned cows, sheep and all my farming implements and stock and in the maintenance to be provided for my said wife he shall allow her a fair proportion of the fresh produce each year.

Sixth: I Give and devise to my daughter Mary O'Brien, wife of Andrew O'Brien, Two hundred dollars to be paid her by my executor within one year after the decease of my said wife.

Seventh: I Give and bequeath to my daughter, Catherine Gibbons, Four Hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executor as follows. Two hundred dollars within one year after my decease and two hundred dollars within one year after the decease of my said wife.

Eighth: I Give and bequest to my daughter Ann Gibbons Four hundred dollars to be paid to her as follows. Two hundred dollars to be paid to her within one year after my decease and two hundred dollars within one year after the decease of my said wife.

My real estate is and shall be subject to the foregoing legacies.

Lastly, I wish it to be understood by all parties interested that the sums mentioned to be paid to my sons John and James and to my daughter Mary are additional to what I have heretofore given them. And I hereby nominate and appoint my sons John and Luke Gibbons to my executors and my Wife Catharine executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy five.

The foregoing instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date there of signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Patrick Gibbons as one for his last will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting thereto.
B. Pearson, (...?) of the village of Aurora
J. M. Wells Surgeon Dentist

Patrick Gibbons (his mark)
Note: Catherine, wife of Patrtick, died in 1882.20 
Residence29 June 1875 King Township, Ontario, Canada 
Death26 December 1876 Ontario, Canada; Death Registration states:
Patrick Gibbons, died 26 December 1876, male, aged 70, farmer, born Ireland, Roman Catholic, cause of death - natural causes, no physician present. Information given by Luke Gibbons of King Township, registered 19th January 1877.21 
BurialDecember 1876 St. John Chrysostom Catholic Cemetery, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada; He and his wife, Catherine, are buried in section C5.9B. They have a flat headstone with this information:
Patrick Gibbons Catherine Gibbons
1806 - 1876 1806-1880
Also in surrounding graves is their son Luke and his wife, Annie Menton, and Patrick's daughter, Mary and her husband, Andrew O'Brien and five of their children.22 
Probate10 February 1877 Village of Aurora, King Township, York County, Ontario, Canada; The probate record states the following:

Affadavit of Value of Property
In the Surrogate Court of the County of York

In the Goods of Patrick deceased.
John Gibbons of the Township of Peel, Postmaster, in the County of Wellington, make oath and say that I am the eldest son, and one of the executors named in the will of the said Patrick Gibbons deceased.
That the personal Estate and Effects of the said deceased which he in any way died possessed of, or entitled to, and for and in respect to which letters of Probate ...? to be granted are of or about the value of Fourteen Hundred and Seventeen dollars.
Household furniture - 99
Farming Implements - 230
Horses - 380
Horned Cattle - 189
Sheep and swine - 119
Cash in hand - 400
Total - $1479

Sworn at the village of Aurora, in the County of York, the tenth day of February, 1877 before me B. Pearson.
Signed John Gibbons.23 
Probate16 February 1877 King Township, Ontario, Canada; Letter of Administration Transcription:
"In the M. Surr. Ct. of the Cy of York. Be it known that on the 16th day of February, 1877, the last will and test. of Patrick Gibbons late of the tp. of King in the Cy of York, yeoman, who died on or about the 26th day of Dec, 1876 at the said Tp. of King and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at King in the said Cy of York was proved and registered in the said Surr. Ct. a true copy of which last Will & test is here under written; and that hte Adm. of all and singular the personal Estate and Effects its rights and credits of the said deceased and in any way concerining his Will was granted by the aforesaid Ct. to John Gibbons of the Tp. of Peel in the Cy of Wellington , Postmaster, and Luke Gibbons, of the Tp of King in the Cy of York, Yeoman, the Execs. named in the said Will..."23 
Biography15 April 1938 "FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 1938

North York-Now and Then

A HISTORY OF THIS DISTRICT AND
BIOGRAPHY OF ITS PEOPLE
This department is directed by J. M. Walton

ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE AURORA BANNER

Luke Gibbons

A York Pioneer

93 Year Old Resident Of King Township

In 1830 Patrick Gibbons landed in Canada, a typical young Irish immigrant, with no capital but his health and strength. He found work first in the saw mill of William Lloyd, at Glenville. This saw mill had owners who were well known in their day; Mark Hughes, Ellis Hughes, Van Allan, father of James Van Allan and lastly Richard Kirton, a man who by hard work and thrift accumulated a fortune that enabled him to leave a legacy to the Baptist Denomination for building of Kirton Memorial Hall, a part of the McMaster University buildings in Toronto.
Patrick first settled on Lot 33, Con. 3, King Township (200 acres) of Clergy Reserve Land. Then he heard of a fine Irish community in Adjala Township, in the County of Simcoe. This home did not have the appeal of his first choice however, and after a few years spent there he came back to King Township, and bought from Canada Company , the East ½ of Lot 31, Con. 3. It was hilly, but here he built himself a comfortable house and outbuildings, in the shelter of a big sugar loaf hill, locally taking the name of "Gibbons' Peak" for it was a prominent land mark for miles around. He stayed the rest of his blessed days, contented and happy with his growing family around him. In the first years, sale of timber cordwood, the burning of lime and charcoal added to the family funds.
In 1846 this industrious settler made and sold fifty-five thousand hand made shingles to George Shanks for his new farm buildings at $2.50 a thousand, and in the same year he sold to Hewitt and Strachan, contractors all the stones they could find on his farm for $40. These went into the macadamizing of Yonge Street when that improvement to this highway was done. For two winters he made shingles selling his total output to neighbours. This added well to his income in those days, and gave him a good start on his land payments. Lime from the Gibbons kilns was used in the building of the King Christian Church and also the Kettleby Temperance Hall. On the "millstone creek" on his farm, the mill stones for the Glenville flour mill built by the Cawthras were fabricated. These stones are now preserved at the Glennville Public School grounds as relics. With all this activity and with his growing children around him the Gibbons farm was a happy home.
Patrick married Catherine Banks in 1844. Five children were born to them. The oldest son Michael, when 16, was killed by being thrown from a horse. The fractured arm mortified, as competent surgical care was not available. This was a sad loss to the home. Then the oldest daughter was poisoned by eating blood root in mistake for pepper or krinkle root, a spicy edible root to be dug up under wet leaves in the forest, and eaten as a relish in the spring season. From this mistake she died, and another tragedy clouded the home life, calling forth the sympathy of neighbours. These two children were buried in what is now known as the Anglican Cemetery on the hill top as you approach Newmarket from the west, on Eagle Street. This ground was donated by Dr. Beswick in the early days, for a public burying ground. Beswick's grave stone says he died aged 119 years. The stone stands in the south east corner of the grounds, and can easily be found. At that date, 1836, there were families in the Newmarket district, and St. John's Church had not been started.
The next sons, John and James left home, to go into business for themselves. Luke, the next son was a mainstay. He taught school awhile, but came back to the farm, as the aging parents desired. He soon got into local temperance societies, literary and other social circles. The Farmers' Institute work found him an active and useful helper. He was of a sociable disposition, and from his uniform good nature made his company agreeable to young and old. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace and Commissioner in the High Court of Justice and held this for many years. In politicas he has always been a liberal. His life long friend, Sir William Mulock, whose farm almost adjoined the Gibbons home often exchanged friendly visits with his friend "Luke".
Sir William years ago encouraged orchard planting in North York and yearly gave generous prizes to his constituents for the best plantings. Luke was a prize winner for his orchard, and was well rewarded in after years by the fine product of his trees which gave him both pleasure and profit.
A lot of Indian relics were found on this farm, and Luke had a fine collection. A black stone book is among the rare pieces he has. This object must have been lost by white missionaries or explorers. Archeologists are at a loss to explain it. He collected a fine library, and was a great reader, and one of the best posted men in the community.
Then Luke took as his bride, Annie Menton of Toronto, in June, 1885. They were married in St. Patrick's Church, Toronto and toured to Niagara Falls, the scene of so many happy honeymoons. Their children are Frank, John, and Mrs. Geo. Paxton, with whom he is now living.
He is perhaps one of the oldest residents of King Township, being 93 on 23rd of April 1938, retaining fair health, and his memory unimpaired. His whole life has been spent within sight of his birthplace, and he is rooted in the soil of his nativity as firmly as a sturdy oak tree and loyal to the end to what he had identified himself in his young manhood. His long life can best be appreciated when it is remembered that he was living when:
First Parliament of Canada met at Bytown.
The first oil well drilled in Pennsylvania in Ont.
The first telegraph was invented.
The first telephone was invented.
The first Atlantic cable laid.
When slavery was the law in the U.S.A.
When pounds, shillings and pence were currency in Canada.
Before France was a republic.
When Ottawa was Bytown, Kettleby was Tyrwhitt's Mills, Aurora was Machell's Corners.
When candles were the only illumination." 

Citations

  1. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., District 43 (York North), Subdistrict B (King township), Division 6, pg. 23.
  2. [S455] Biographical Record, p. 361.
  3. [S453] "Paddy's Peak."
  4. [S387] 1901 Canada Census, online www.ancestry.com, Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Year: 1901; Census Place: Gwillimbury (West/Ouest), York (north/nord), Ontario; Page: 10; Family No: 87. Listing for household of Michael O'Brien.
  5. [S1081] The Banner, April 4, 1938.
  6. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 174.
  7. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 239.
  8. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published).
  10. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns for 1851; Census Place: King, York County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11760; Page: 167; Line: 2 Ancestry Image #168-9.
  11. [S419] Letter, unknown author to unknown recipient.
  12. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 025, page 66.
  13. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series.
  14. [S434] Ontario Land Records Index unknown file number, Archival RG Series, CC B3, Volume 026, page 137.
  15. [S346] 1861 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King Township, York Enumeration District #8, Canada West (Ontario); Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1088. Ancestry Image #1320.
  16. [S1078] Globe, January 5, 1865, 1, Article found through ProQuest Database at the Toronto Reference Library, Ontario, Canada, June, 2015.
  17. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Mitchell and Co’s Toronto City Directory and Gazetteer of the Counties of York and Peel, 1866: Township of King, P. 306, Entry for Patrick Gibbons.
  18. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. York County Directory and Gazetteer, 1870-1871: Township of King, P. 47, Entry for James Gibbons.
  19. [S370] 1871 Census of Canada, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., King, York North, Ontario; Roll: C-9965; Page: 23-4; Family No: 82.
  20. [S444] Will - Patrick Gibbons York County, Ontario: Microfilm #GS ONT 1-976.
  21. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, Reel 17, Year 1877. (Entry for Death of Patrick Gibbons, 26 December 1876).
  22. [S456] Ontario Genealogical Society, St. John Chrysostom Cemetery, page 35.
  23. [S444] Will - Patrick Gibbons York County, Ontario: Microfilm #GS ONT 1-976 at the Ontario Archives.
  24. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of marriage of John Gibbons and Elizabeth Callaghan, 08 October 1867. Ancestry Image #195 of 497 in this record.
  25. [S345] 1851 Census of Canada, online www.ancestry.com, King township, (possibly page 167).
  26. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 [database on-line]. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 52, Year: 1885. Listing of marriage of Luke Gibbons and Annie Menton, Registration #440.

Patrick Gibbons1

(say 1815 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2017
Birthsay 1815  
Note1837 Concession 9, Lot 1, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; It appears that this later became part of King township.1 
Birthsay 1850  

Citations

  1. [S376] Unknown name of person unknown record type, Records of this are on the Internet of the Toronto Public Library. unknown repository, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada.

Patrick Gibbons1

(circa 1815 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2017
Birthcirca 1815  

Citations

  1. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published).

Patrick Gibbons1,2

(1838 - )
Last EditedFeb 4, 2018
FatherPatrick Gibbons2 b. c 1802, d. 26 Apr 1869
MotherMary Grahen2 b. 1802, d. 28 Nov 1869

Family

Mary Ann O'Donnell b. 1841, d. 1931
Marriage24 November 1862 Barrie, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Register states: Patrick Gibbons, 24, male, born Co. Mayo, Ireland, residing in Innisfil, son of Patrick Gibbonsl and Mary Graham married Mary A. O'Donell, 21, female, born and residing in West Gwillimbury, daughter of Anthony O'Donnell and Mary ? on November 24, 1862 in Barrie, Simcoe County. Witnesses were William Gibbpns of Innisfil and Mary O'Donnell, both of West Gwillimbury.; Principal=Mary Ann O'Donnell3,2 
Children
Birth1838 County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; This information is derived from the marriage registration.2 
Marriage24 November 1862 Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Marriage Register states: Patrick Gibbons, 24, male, born Co. Mayo, Ireland, residing in Innisfil, son of Patrick Gibbonsl and Mary Graham married Mary A. O'Donell, 21, female, born and residing in West Gwillimbury, daughter of Anthony O'Donnell and Mary ? on November 24, 1862 in Barrie, Simcoe County. Witnesses were William Gibbpns of Innisfil and Mary O'Donnell, both of West Gwillimbury.; Principal=Mary Ann O'Donnell3,2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Saint John Chrysostom, Newmarket, York County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of baptism of Elizabeth Ann Gibbons, 08 November, 1863. Ancestry Image #73 of 312 in this record set.
  2. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, tems 7 - 8      Vols. 62-63, Simcoe County marriage registers: v. 62, 1842-1858; v. 63, 1858-1866 (to p. 266) (Arch. of Ont. film no. MS 248, reel 14). Marriage Registration for Patrick Gibbons and Mary O'Donnell, 24 November 1862, Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.
  3. [S392] St. John's, Newmarket (published), Daughter, Ellen Jane's, marriage record.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 [database on-line]. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Roman Catholic Marriage Registers, 1828-1870; Series: MS248; Reel: 23, Year - 1851. Listing of marriage of John Tracy and Ellen Jane Gibbons, 28 April 1889.
  5. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  6. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original Data: Archdiocese of Ontario. Parish Register of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Listing of baptism of Amelia Catherine Gibbons, 18 January 1873. Ancestry Image #457 of 617 in this record set.

Patrick Gibbons1

(circa 1810 - )
Last EditedFeb 28, 2017

Family

Christina Faie b. c 1808
Marriage3 July 1833 Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The sponsor was James Daly and the ceremony was performed by Father D. Downey.; Principal=Christina Faie1 
Birthcirca 1810 2 
Marriage3 July 1833 St. Paul's Catholic Mission Church, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada; The sponsor was James Daly and the ceremony was performed by Father D. Downey.; Principal=Christina Faie1 
Residence Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States; Principal=Christina Faie3 
Note Children were William, John, Robert, Patrick, Elizabeth, and others.; Principal=Christina Faie 

Citations

  1. [S414] St. Paul's Catholic Church 1833 - 1858 (published), Marriage record of Patrick Gibbons to Christina Faie, 03 July, 1833.
  2. [S395] St. Paul's Catholic Church 1859-1910 (published).
  3. [S435] E-mail Message. e-mail address.

Patrick Gibbons1

(1826 - 14 April 1896)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
FatherPatrick Gibbons Sr.1 b. c 1802

Family

Mary (?) b. 1835, d. 22 Jul 1863
Marriage Principal=Mary (?)1 
Birth1826 1 
Marriage Principal=Mary (?)1 
(Witness) Death22 July 1863 West Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Principal=Mary (?)1 
Death14 April 1896 Huron County, Ontario, Canada1 
Burial16 April 1896 St. Augustine's Catholic Cemetery, West Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S401] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Plot 24.

Patrick Gibbons1

(1847 - 1 May 1915)
Last EditedNov 6, 2001
Birth1847 1 
Death1 May 1915 Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada1 

Citations

  1. [S402] Our Lady of LaSalette (published), Burial record.

Patrick Gibbons1

(circa 1802 - 26 April 1869)
Last EditedMar 22, 2018

Family

Mary Grahen b. 1802, d. 28 Nov 1869
Marriage15 February 1825 Castlebar, Connacht Province, Ireland; The Parish Register in Ireland is very difficult to read but it appears that it says "Patt Gibbons and (first initial? could be a C.) Grahen, present __ McEnally and John McGuire." The McEnally could be another spelling for McNally - a Katherine Grahen, reportedly was married to a John McNally c. 1820 and they had a daughter, Mary McNally who married John Gibbons.; Principal=Mary Grahen1,2 
Children
Birthcirca 1802 County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; This birthdate is based on the age of 66 at death. The tombstone states he was a native of County Mayo.1 
Marriage15 February 1825 Castlebar, County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; The Parish Register in Ireland is very difficult to read but it appears that it says "Patt Gibbons and (first initial? could be a C.) Grahen, present __ McEnally and John McGuire." The McEnally could be another spelling for McNally - a Katherine Grahen, reportedly was married to a John McNally c. 1820 and they had a daughter, Mary McNally who married John Gibbons.; Principal=Mary Grahen1,2 
Emigrationcirca 1840 Ireland; with his wife Mary Grahen and son Patrick and possibly a daughter Catherine. They purchased land in West Gwillimbury near the O'Donnell families and Thomas Gibbons.3 
Death26 April 1869 Ontario, Canada; Witness=Mary Grahen1 
BurialApril 1869 Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Cemetery, West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; Row L, Plot 6.1 

Citations

  1. [S417] Bernice Ellis Merrick, Holy Martyrs of Japan Cemetery.
  2. [S961] NLI, online http://registers.nli.ie, Catholic Parish Registers for County Mayo, Castlebar area, Diocese of Tuam; Microfilm #04214/01, page 7; Marriage listing for Patt Gibbons and ? Grahen, 15 February 1825. Accessed on 2/7/2018 at https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000631981#page/7/…
  3. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  4. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, tems 7 - 8      Vols. 62-63, Simcoe County marriage registers: v. 62, 1842-1858; v. 63, 1858-1866 (to p. 266) (Arch. of Ont. film no. MS 248, reel 14). Marriage Registration for Patrick Gibbons and Mary O'Donnell, 24 November 1862, Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.

Patrick Gibbons1

(say 1930 - )
Last EditedFeb 2, 2018
Adoptive fatherJoseph Leonard Gibbons1,2 b. 17 Sep 1899, d. 25 Nov 1985
Adoptive motherKatherine Lucy Clarkson2 d. 1984
Birthsay 1930  

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.
  2. [S1203] Bradford Witness, October 21, 1953, Copy owned by Patricia Balkcom, Montpelier, Vermont.

Patrick Edmund Gibbons1

(1904 - 1966)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherWilliam Hugh Gibbons1 b. 7 Aug 1870, d. 1961
MotherCatherine O'Hearn1 b. 1877

Family

Ellen White
Marriage Principal=Ellen White1 
Child
Birth1904 1 
Marriage Principal=Ellen White1 
Death1966 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Patrick Edmund Gibbons1

(1942 - 1966)
Last EditedNov 12, 2001
FatherPatrick Edmund Gibbons1 b. 1904, d. 1966
MotherEllen White1

Family

Marie C. Worren
Marriage Principal=Marie C. Worren1 
Birth1942 1 
Marriage Principal=Marie C. Worren1 
Death1966 1 

Citations

  1. [S457] Letter, Nancy O'Donnell to Al Pryor, 01 Nov 2001.

Patrick Gibbons Sr.1

(circa 1802 - )
Last EditedNov 6, 2001

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Bridget (?) b. 1810, d. 10 Feb 1881
Marriage Principal=Bridget (?)1 
Birthcirca 1802  
Marriage Principal=Bridget (?)1 

Citations

  1. [S401] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Plot 24.

Peter Gibbons1

(1944 - 1986)
Last EditedFeb 4, 2018
Adoptive fatherFrancis Edmund Gibbons1 b. 15 Dec 1891, d. 1989
Adoptive motherMary Teresa Walsh1 b. 1889, d. 1978
Birth1944 Peter was an adopted child.1 
Death1986 1 

Citations

  1. [S462] Letter from from Al Pryor to Patricia Balkcom, 2002. Original information was sent to Al by Milberge Gibbons on July 19, 2002. She says that she obtained the information from her "cousin", Marie, now Sister Mary Edmond Gibbons, St. Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Ave., Willowdale, Ontario. and copies sent to Patricia Balkcom who has them in her possession in Montpelier, Vermont, 2018. The original source is a copy of the wedding invitation.

Peter Gibbons1

(circa 1808 - )
Last EditedFeb 7, 2018
Birthcirca 1808 Westport, County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland; Information based on age at enlistment in the military.1 
Military1825 The Military Record for the 1st Foot Soldiers, 1st Battalian states: Peter Gibbons, 5'5" tall, aged 17, sallow complexioin, hazel eyes, dark hair, round visage, born Westport, Mayo, weaver, enlisted at Castlebar, Mayo on 25 August 1825 for life by Wm, Kelly. He is listed next to an "Anthony Gibbons" aged 16, also from Westport.1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900. Original Data: The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Class Number: WO 25; Class Title: 1 Foot 1 Battn; Piece Number: 309; Piece Title: 1 Foot 1 Battn; 1812-1831. Listing for Peter Gibbons and Anthony Gibbons; accessed 2/7/2018 at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/3253/…