I am looking for an exact birth date for Robert Lee Gibson born in Kentucky July, 1877? or there about.

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He was married to Mary Martha (Mattie) Wolfe in 1895 and they lived for in Michigan.  I am also needing to know when he died - we think it is 1955-1956 in Fla.  Mattie had died and he remarried but I have nothing on his new wife.  Son - Edgar H. Gibson, Sr.  Thanks
in Genealogy Help by Janet Sue Gibson G2G1 (1.1k points)

I may be looking at incorrect information, but it appears the family are in these census records, but it does imply that they moved around an awful lot.....

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9W6-54M : accessed 9 September 2015), Lee Gibson, Magisterial District 3, Cannonsburg, Boyd, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,509.

The 1910 is interesting as it has a possible Father for Robert

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2C9-8NL : accessed 9 September 2015), Lee Gibson, Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101, sheet 7A, family 116, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,449.

If the 1920 Census is for your family, then the following WW1 Draft Registration would be for Robert Lee.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDRF-WF4 : accessed 9 September 2015), Robert L Gibson, Portsmouth Ward 4, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,433.

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6N7-SCX : accessed 9 September 2015), Robert Lee Gibson, 1917-1918; citing Scioto County, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,851,091.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7M8-1JN : accessed 9 September 2015), Robert Gibson, Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0014, sheet 2A, family 45, line 49, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1026; FHL microfilm 2,340,761.

Not exactly the information you were after, but a little bit more ammunition.

Thank you very much. I will pull these up tomorrow on my desktop and confirm. I think I have a couple of the census but definitely not the Draft Registration Card. Thanks again!! WikiTree users ROCK!

I found a Robert L Gibson in FamilySearch.Org  I hope this helps

Robert Lee Gibson

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name Robert Lee Gibson
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
Residence Place Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
Gender Male
Birth Date 09 Jul 1877
Affiliate ARC Identifier 623283


Robert Lee Gibson   
Thank you Rachel - I didn't have that and along with the other Registration card - I am slowly getting somewhere.  Now if I could find out when he died I might be able to find out more on his father.  Thanks again.

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Hi Janet,

Robert Lee Gibson

Birth abt 1877 • Kentucky

·  Birth of Son

14 Nov 1898 • Kentucky Edgar Gibson Sr (1898–1979)

·  Residence

1900 • Cannonsburg, Boyd, Kentucky · 1900

·  Birth of Son abt 1901 • Kentucky Chester Gibson (1901–1981)

·  Birth of Daughter abt 1903 • Kentucky Ida Gibson (1903–1993)

·  Birth of Son 12 May 1907 • Illinois John Gibson (1907–1976)

·  Residence 1910 • Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas

·  Residence 1910 • Chicago Ward 28, Cook, Illinois

·  Residence 1920 • Portsmouth Ward 4, Scioto, Ohio

·  Residence 1930 • Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan

Death of Son Feb 1976 • St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, John Gibson (1907–1976)

Death of Son 25 March 1979 • Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan Edgar Gibson Sr (1898–1979)

Death of Son 2 Mar 1981 • Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio Chester Gibson (1901–1981) 

Death of Daughter 27 March 1993 • Kenton, Kentucky Ida Gibson (1903–1993)

Death of Robert Lee Gibson Owasso, Michigan

The above may help? Although it doesn't answer your direct questions about birth date and death date.



by Jeff Meurer G2G2 (2.4k points)
Jeff, thank you very much.  I am a granddaughter of Robert Lee's son Edgar (my Father was Edgar, Jr/"Bud"). I didn't have years of birth/death for the other 3 children so I really thank you for that.  Two of Edgar, Sr.'s children are still alive.  I heard from them today and they are certain "Daddy Lee" died in Fla.  His first wife Mattie died somewhere around 1947-1950.  He moved from Michigan to Fla   And remarried. These two grandchildren remembered their Dad receiving a postcard like telling their Dad of the marriage.  And when "Daddy Lee" died there was a severe winter storm and their Dad, even trying to go to New Orleans and then to Fla., could not find any possible way to his Dad's funeral. Does any of this sound familiar to you or were you simply nice enough to research for me?  Thank you, Janet Gibson White
Hi Janet,

No sorry I am not connected to your family i just looked up the information and posted it.

I hope you can take it further and find out more details. It is great having the real life family recollections such as you mentioned in your post. Adds reality to it all.

Best of luck in your search


All of the information you have given me has been spot on!  So thanks a lot for that.  You didn't run across when he died did you?  I have a question out to my aunt and uncle for some clarification -maybe he died in Fla but was buried in Michigan??  I haven't heard back yet - Dates seem to be 1952-1956.  Thank you again, Janet White

Hi Janet,

Another possible lead on Robert Lee Gibson's father...

  • Father: William Gibson
  • Birth:1841 • Virginia
  • Residence:1870 • Precinct 9, Floyd, Kentucky
  • Birth of Son: abt 1877 • kentucky Robert lee Gibson (1877–)
  • Residence: 1880 • Cannonsburg, Boyd, Kentucky
  • Residence: 1900 • Magisterial District 3, Cannonsburg, Boyd
  • Residence: 1910 • Pittsburg Ward 4, Crawford, Kansas
  • Residence: 1920 & 1930 • Ashland Ward 1, Boyd, Kentucky


The following is some Census data from USA 1870 Census

Name William Gibson
Age in 1870 30
Birth Year abt 1840
Birthplace Virginia
Home in 1870 Precinct 9, Floyd, Kentucky
Race White
Gender Male
Post Office Prestonsburg
Household Members
Name Age
William Gibson 30
Sarah E Gibson 27
Beverley Gibson 3
Edward Gibson 1
William Carrel 10

Hope this adds more useful information for your investigation.



More great info!  Thanks.  My husband wants to know how long you've been doing this and how many are in your family tree.  We are so impressed with your research and work.  I can't thank you enough.  I will be adding this info to the limited information on William Gibson I already had - I think his middle name is going to be priceless in my search.  Have a good evening, Janet
Hi Janet,

I don't have a very big tree actually, about 1400 persons and i have only been researching my tree since about 2011. The thing i get a kick out of is the detective work. Some people really enjoy expanding the family, others finding a particular relative, collecting photos, finding cousins, etc, but i enjoy connecting the dots with the research. There are plenty out there who are way better than i am.

And thanks for the compliment. I am glad it helps you fill in those gaps.

If you get the opportunity it would be really helping the Wikitree community if you could add the new data to the persons profiles. The more complete their profiles the better it is for others who may be connected.

BTW. Robert Lee's death date is the one piece of the puzzle i cannot find - so far.



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