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John Gibson (1780 - 1860)

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John Gibson
Born in Yougal, Corl, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Renfrew, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Renfrew, Canada Westmap
Gibson-2165 created 12 Dec 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 16 Sep 2017
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Categories: Renfrew, Canada West.


Born 12 OCT 1780. Yougal, Corl, Ireland.

Died 7 DEC 1860. Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.

The following is from the 99th Regiment of Foot: THESE ARE TO CERTIFY 1st THAT PRIVATE JOHN GIBSON born in the Parish of YOUGHALL in or near the Town of CORK in the County of CORK was enlisted for the aforesaid Regiment at QUEBEC in the PROVINCE L. CANADA on the 25th Day of MAY 1807 at the age of TWENTY SIX for UNLIMITED SERVICE.

2nd THAT he hath served in the Army for the space of NINETEEN Years and THREE HUNDRED FORTY SIX Days, after the Age of Eighteen, according to the subjoined STATEMENT OF SERVICE 49TH REG/12Oct1790 to 24May07/Private 16 Yrs. 285 Days/Service prior to Age 18 deducted 8 Yrs. 0 Days/Total Service 8 Yrs. 285 Days/0 Yrs. 0 Days in East or West Indies. 99TH REG/25May07 to 24July18/Serjeant 5 Yrs. 0 Days/ Private 6 Yrs. 61 Days/Total Service 11 Yrs. 61 Days/ 0 Yrs. 0 Days in East or West Indies. TOTAL/Serjeant 5 Yrs. 0 Days/Private 22 Yrs. 346 Days/ Service to Age 18 8 Yrs. 0 Days/Total Service 19 Yrs. 346 Days/ 0 Yrs. 0 Days in East or West Indies.


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7th I JOHN GIBSON do hereby acknowledge that I have received all my Clothing, Pay, Arrears of Pay, and all just Demands whatsoever, from the time of my Entry into the Service to the date of this Discharge. WITH AN ADVANCE OF FULL PAY TO 24 SEPTEMBER 1818. Witnessed by GEORGE PINCKNEY CAPT. 99th. Signature of Soldier JOHN GIBSON

8th TO prevent any improper use being made of this discharge, by its falling into other Hands, the following is a Description of said PRIVATE JOHN GIBSON He is about THIRTY SEVEN Years of Age, is FIVE Feet FIVE Inches in height, BROWN Hair, BROWN Eyes, FRESH Complexion; and by Trade or Occupation a MUSICIAN

Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the Regiment at QUEBEC this 12th Day of JULY 1818.

Signature of the Commanding Officer JOHN MARTIN MAJOR 99th

Via Larry Gibson: He enlisted in the 49 th. foot , 12 october 1790 at 10 years of age as a drummer. John embarked for Canada in 1802. He transferred to the 100 th. foot on the 25 of august 1807at age 26 years in Quebec. The full name of the 100 th. foot was the PRINCE REGENTS COUNTY OF DUBLIN REGIMENT. He served with his regiment during the war of 1812- 1815 . The 100 th. took part in the battles of Sacketts Harbour , Plattsburg, Chippawa , Blackrock, Fort Niagara, (grenadier company) , Fort Erie assult and acted as marines on the ships -- WOLFE and MELVILLE on lake Ontario . John Gibsons name appears on the nominal roles of those who lost their kit and knapsacks in the crossing of the Niagara river to storm niagara falls N.Y. - 18 TH. DECEMBER 1813 , and for the battle of Chippawa , 5 th. of July 1814 . He was promoted to drum major 25 th. june 1815. He was discharged to pension 23 rd. sept. 1818. He served 28 years less 19 days . He married Julia Ann Orange in 1825 at the age of 44 and they had 11 children. He was eligable for the prince regents bounty of land grant when discharged which he took in Goulbourn . The 100 th. was renamed the 99 th. in 1816 and had Niagara on its colours . General Brock fell at Queenston Heights at this time . John moved to Ross township and settled on a farm on the Zion line by the side of Gibson Lake where he remained until he died on the 7 th. of December 1860 at 80 years , 1 month and 26 days.

note : This short history was written in 1921 by my great uncle -- David Gibson -- a son of John Gibson . Uncle David served in the 1 st. world war with the FIRST CANADIAN RIFLES , 32 BATTALION -- where he lost an arm due to serious shrapnel wounds.


military discharge papers on microfilm #861764 at the LDS Church.

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On 16 Sep 2017 at 03:01 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

To do: add sources for more specific birth and death dates/places added during merge.

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