Clay County

Biography - Nicholas G. Gibson

NICHOLAS G. GIBSON, grocer and produce merchant, Louisville. This enterprising young man was born in this county April 1, 1859. He was brought up and educated in Louisville. In March, 1881, he engaged in the mercantile business in Noble, Ill., and in March, 1883, he sold his entire stock of goods and returned to Louisville, and brought on a new stock of goods and engaged in business here. He also carries a line of hardware, having a capital stock in all of about $4,000, and is doing an extensive business. He is the most extensive produce dealer and shipper in Louisville. He was married, July 31, 1880, to Miss Lizzie B. Ellis, daughter of George Ellis, of Noble, Ill. They had one child, deceased. Mr. Gibson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. James M. Gibson, the father of the above, was born in Braxton County, Va., August 31, 1833, and is a son of Jacob Gibson, deceased, born near Wheeling, Va. He was brought to this county by his parents in 1848, and has since resided here. Jacob Gibson died in this county in August, 1879. James M. married Elizabeth Engledow in 1854. By her he had four children - Jacob H., William D., Nicholas G. and Alpharetta. His present wife was Miss Alice A. Pierson.

Transcribed by Laurel White from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 150.

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