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John Gibboney
Born 1843
John Gibboney, farmer, P.O. Cuba, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1843. When old enough, learned the brick-molder's trade, working at this trade summers, and was employed in a woolen factory as weaver in the winters, following this business until January, 1862, when he was employed in the post-office until February, 1864. Was a member of Weston Hose Fire Company, of Philadelphia, thirteen years secretary of the same. In 1865 migrated to Iowa, locating in Jones County, where he engaged in farming, remaining there until 1873, when he came to Kansas, locating in Republic County, taking a homestead on Section 27, Township 3, Range 1. Was among the first settlers, there being no improvements, except once in a while a small field on the creeks. Was forty miles from market, and about the same to mill. Has a good place, which he has improved with thirty-five acres of plow land. Has planted a good grove of forest trees, put up stone house and stable, and is raising stock. Has a good place, being watered by Elk Creek, with about forty acres of timber along the stream for shelter. Mr. Gibboney is a very popular man in his town, and has held the Office of Town Trustee continuously for six terms. Was married in 1872 to Miss Charity Howkett, of Republic County. They have one child. Is a member of I.O.O.F.

Source: Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Illinois
Submitted by: Susie Martin-Rott


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