Gideon Hayden Carter Gibbs

Male 1820 - 1901  (81 years)

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  • Name Gideon Hayden Carter Gibbs 
    Born 30 Jul 1820  Benson, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1901  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Nov 1901  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1074  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2014 

    Family Mary Elizabeth Frederick,   b. 21 Aug 1830, Barre, Orleans, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1907, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Was a carpenter on the Nauvoo Temple.

      2. Censuses for Utah:
      1860 US: Salt Lake City, occupation as farmer, and household of 7 with real wealth of $600 and $600 in personal wealth.

      1880 US: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, p. 134C, NA film T9-1337:
      Gideon Hayden Gibbs, carpenter, self, M, 58, VT VT VT.
      Eliza Abigail Gibbs, keeping house, wife, M, 55, NY NY MA.
      Thomas Morris, stone cutter, son-in-law, M, 24, UT Wales Wales.
      Euphenia Eliza, dressmaker, dau., M, 22, UT VT NY.
      Gideon Aaron Gibbs, school boy, son, S, 15, UT VT NY.
      John Everts Gibbs, school boy, son, S, 12, UT VT NY.
      Francis Raymond Gibbs, son, S, 7, UT VT NY
      1900 US: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Roll 1684, Book 2, p. 58a, ED 32, 3rd Ward:
      Gideon Gibbs, head, b. Jul 1821, 78, married 55 years, VT VT VT.
      Eliza A. Gibbs, wife, b. May 1824, 76, married 55 years, 0 total children with 0 living, NY NY NY.
      Mary E. Gibbs, plural wife, b. Aug 1838, married 44 years, 7 total children with 4 living, NY CT CT.
      Sarah A. Gibbs, dau., b. May 1860, 40, single, UT VT NY.

      3. Parents: Aaron Gibbs and Prudence Carter.

      4. No children born of first marriage.

      5. Gideon was in the 2nd 10, 1st 50, and 4th 100 of the pioneers of 1847.

      6. Listed in Journal History Index for the following dates: 22 Jun 1844, 16 Dec 1844, 31 Dec 1844 (worked on Nauvoo Temple as carver and decorator), 23 Feb 1852, 14 Feb 1853, 8 Feb 1854, 13 Apr 1854, 6 Feb 1856, 31 Oct 1856, 4 Mar 1857, 21 Jan 1847, 10 May 1857, 20 Jan 1858, 1 Nov 1901.

      7. Donald Q. Cannon, "Far West Record, Minutes of the Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1830-1844" has biography Gideon Haden Carter who was an uncle:
      "...(1798-1838) was born in Killingworth, Connecticut, and was baptized in 1831 and served a mission to Vermont in 1832. He was killed in 1838 at the Battle of Crooked River in Ray county, MO." Also listed is a brother of this same man: Jared Carter (1801-ca.1849) who was baptized at same time and was on high council in Kirtland and Far West before his disafection in 1838. Also listed is Simeon Dagger Carter (1794-1869) of same birthplace and was a member of High Council in Clay County and Far West, MO; died in Brigham City. All three of these men were brothers. Simeon was the father of Eveline Carter who married Stephen Hales, Jr. They also had a brother John who died in Zion's Camp 25 Jun 1834, a sister Susannah Abigail who died in Nauvoo, another brother Jerusha who died in Salt Lake City 17 Apr 1871, and a sister Prudence who was the mother of Gideon Hayden Carter Gibbs who married Mary Elizabeth Frederick, the daughter of David Frederick.

      8. Sessions, Gene, "Mormon Thunder, A History of Jedediah Grant," pg. 237 notes: "Relief parties returning to the city reported an increasingly grim picture, as on Oct. 31, when Gideon H. Gibbs and Horace Newell arrived in SLC 'express' from the Willie company on the Sweetwater River. They reported that 26 persons had died before they reached the company on Oct. 26. 'During the 5 days they were with them about 30 others died also, 15 of them in one day; many of the deceased pulled their carts during the day and died the same evening." Jedediah gave a sermon on the subject Nov. 2, 1856.

      9. The book "Mormon Midwife, the 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions," Donna Toland Smart, editor, has several passing references to Mary and the birth of her children:
      17 May 1860 US: "Put Mary Gibs to bed with a son born 3 PM." Footnote no. 86: "Gideon Hayden Carter Gibbs (1821-1901) and Mary Ellen (or Elizabeth) Frederick (1830-1907) had a daughter, Sarah Ann (Sadie), on 17 May 1860. The text almost looks as if Patty has written 'dauter' over the word 'son.'
      14 Nov 1861: "Finished Br Gibs mittins."
      28 Dec 1861: "I was called to Br Gideon Gibs & wife mary put her to bed with a daughter [Mary Isabella] born 10 minutes to 9 PM."
      24 Aug 1862: "I went to sister Gibs to a quilting."
      28 Aug 1862: "I went and paid my taxes then helped her quilt again."
      11 Sep 1862: "Br Gibs works on the house."
      27 Sep 1862: "Went to a quilting at Br Gibs."
      28 Sep 1862: "Went again helped her quilt."
      26 Dec 1862: "Bartl and I went to se Br Gibs he has been sick a long [time]."
      24 Nov 1864: "Put Mary Gibs to bed with a son born 4 AM."

      10. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007 and also partially viewable at
      A. "Journal of William Clayton" cited in Journal History of the Church, 31 Dec. 1844, pp. 12-15: "The Nauvoo Temple Officers and Laborers. I (William Clayton) will now give a list of the names of the officers and laborers on and connected with the temple... During the last winter, 1843, towards the latter part of it, the Twelve decided to take down the old wood Font and put up a new one of cut stone. The men selected to cut the stone for the font were William W. Player, Benjamin T. Mitchell, Charles Lambert, William Cottier, Andrew Cahoon, Daniel S. Cahoon, Jerome Kimpton, Augustus Stafford, Bun Anderson, Alvin Winegar, William Jones and Stephen Hales, Jr... The following is the list of the steady carpenters, hired to work on the Temple: ...Gideon H.C. Gibbs...
      B. JH, 16 Dec 1844, citing Tighing Record No. 2; see also HC 7:326.The Twelve and Trustees... concluded to emply fifteen person steadily as carpenters, and that the the architect be augthorized to select such men as he has confidence in - men who are well qualified to do the the work that is wanted. It is also concluded to fix up a shop in the Temple for the carpenters to work in. Accordingly the south side of the lower story was weather-boarded around and a convenient shop made of it on Saturday, and today, the men have gone to work. The names of the carpenters selected as steady hands are as follows... Gideon Gibbs..."

      1. Family Search's "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908." Shows 30 Jul 1820 in Benson Twp., Rutland, VT.

      2. 1900 US Census has incorrect year.

      1. First marriage to Eliza A. Bouch: "Compilation of Marriages," Lyndon W. Cook, Provo, Utah, July 1980: "Gideon H. Gibbs And Eliza A. Bouch, 17 Oct 1844, at Nauvoo, by Orson Spencer, Recorded 7 Nov 1844. (Source: 'A Record of Marriages in the City of Nauvoo, located at the Historical Dept. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints')." The book "Mormon Redress Petitions, Documents of the 1833-1838 Missouri Conflict," edited by Clark V. Johnson, contains a copy of the "Scroll Petition" dated 28 Nov 1843 at Nauvoo, IL addressed to the U.S. Congress by members of the LDS Church who had property destroyed by Missouri mobs in the 1830's. Included with over a couple thousand signatures is Eliza Bouck; also there are Eupheamia, Margaret, and John A. Bouck.

      2. Obituary of Mary Frederick says they were married in 1857. Temple sealing records indicate 1856.

      3.'s "Marriages in the Nauvoo Region, 1839-1845," by Susan Easton Black, 1981, has a compilation using modern vital data collected from other third party sources for each of the spouses. The marriage source is not given and the author summarizes the marriage as: Gideon Hoyden Carter Gibbs and Eliza Abigail Bouch (Bouck); husband's parents Aaron and Prudence Gibbs; b. 31 Jul 1821 at Benson, Rutland, Vermont; d. 31 Oct 1901; m. 17 Oct 1844 at Nauvoo.

      1. Per obituary.

      2. Location per Burial Index cited below.

      1. Utah State Historical Society Burials Database, online: Gidon H. Gibbs, b. 1821, d. 3 Nov 1901 at 124 No. 4th West, Salt Lake City, bur. 3 Nov 1901 at Salt Lake Cemetery, F-2-9-2-W. [Note it appears death date is erroneous and is actually the burial date when compared to the obituary dates below.

      1. "Aged Pioneer Gone. Gideon H.C. Gibbs succumbs to injuries at age of 80 years. Gideon H.C. Gibbs, one of the men who helped found this city and who watched with even increasing pleasure its growth and development for over 50 years, died at his home, 123 North Fourth West street, yesterday afternoon. The cause of his death was the shock caused by a fractured hip sustained in an accident that befell him about five weeks ago. He had, however, attained the ripe age of 80 years. His years were full of usefulness and integrity and he goes down into his grave, borne tenderly upon the love and esteem of all who knew him. He came to Utah with the 2nd company of pioneers, under Prest. John Taylor, arriving in this city Sep. [22 or 23?], 1847. Settling in the old fort, he remained there a year or two, when he established his home on the very spot where he died. In the days of the minute men, who were under General Burton, he was one of that intrepid band of defenders whose names were a terror to the hostile Indians. In whatever capacity he was called to serve his people he responded readily, and serve cheerfully and faithfully. He was a native of Vermont, and was born on July 31, 1821. In his early youth he became a member of the Mormon Church and moved to Ohio. The dark and bloody events of Missouri and Illinois found him in the thickest of them. He served as a body guard to the Prophet Joseph Smith before the latter's imprisonment in Carthage jail. In the expulsion form Nauvoo Mr. Gibbs rendered great assistance to the distressed Saints. He started across the plains with his mother and four sisters, his father having died some time previous. Before the journey was over his mother succumbed and she was buried alongside of that immortal trail. He leaves two widows, two sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held for the 16th ward meeting house at 12 noon, Sunday. The remains may be viewed from the family home from 10:30 to 11:30 on the day of the funeral." Deseret News, Fri., 1 Nov 1901, p. 2. Note copy of same obituary can be found in the LDS Journal History of the Church, 1 Nov 1901, Historical Dept., Salt Lake City.

      1. Early Church File, Membership Card Index (Margetts, Minnie), Temple Index Bureau, Family Group Sheet-Father, Nauvoo Social History Project (Smith, James), Utah Federal Census 1860, IGI, Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45 (Easton, S.), Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45 (Cook, Lyndon), Pioneers of 1847 (Easton, S.), and Roster of Pioneers of 1847.

      1. Check to see if this is the same Bro. Gibbs who assisted at baptism of Samuel Newton Adair [see his notes] in Mississippi.