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||William Gibby [5, 6, 7, 8] |
||18 Dec 1835
||Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
||20 Dec 1835
||Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK
||New York, New York, New York, United States 
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States 
||Liverpool, , Lancashire, England 
||12 Jan 1855
||New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States 
||29 Aug 1910
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
|Cause: Lobar pneumonia |
||31 Aug 1910
||Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States 
||Full Tree | Larson, Gibby
||10 Jun 2014 |
||Thomas Gibby, Sr.|
b. Nov 1802, Wiston, , Pembroke, Wales
d. 30 Oct 1886, Thornheath, Slebech, Pembroke, South Wales (Age ~ 83 years)
b. Oct 1800, Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK
d. 18 Oct 1869, Thornheath, Slebech, Pembroke, South Wales (Age ~ 69 years)
||6 Oct 1824
||St. Mary's Parish, Wiston, Pembroke, Wales
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
b. 1 Apr 1839, Sheffield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
d. 29 Aug 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 80 years)
||26 May 1857
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|+||1. William Stevenson Gibby|
b. 21 Feb 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 26 Apr 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 61 years)
|+||2. Marian Stevenson Gibby|
b. 25 Jan 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 17 May 1947, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States (Age 87 years)
|+||3. Annie Eliza Gibby|
b. 27 Jan 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 3 Apr 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 72 years)
|+||4. Ada Stevenson Gibby|
b. 8 Feb 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 2 Jan 1930, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 65 years)
|+||5. Richard Stevenson Gibby|
b. 6 Jan 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 9 Apr 1895, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States (Age 28 years)
| ||6. Maryon Catharine Gibby|
b. 28 Jan 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|+||7. Catharine Stevenson Gibby|
b. 5 Jul 1872, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 11 Jan 1930, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 57 years)
| ||8. Arthur Stevenson Gibby|
b. 13 Dec 1876, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 25 Apr 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 5 years)
| ||9. Raymond Stevenson Gibby|
b. 7 Oct 1878, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 4 May 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 3 years)
| ||10. James Stevenson Gibby|
b. 21 Nov 1880, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 21 Nov 1880, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (Age 0 years)
|+||11. Elizabeth Stevenson Gibby|
b. 24 Mar 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
d. 13 May 1960, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States (Age 77 years)
||17 Aug 2010 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 18 Dec 1835 - Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK
|Christened - 20 Dec 1835 - Slebech, Pembroke, Wales, UK
|Immigration - 1853 - New York, New York, New York, United States
|Pioneer - Sep 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Immigration - Departure - - Liverpool, , Lancashire, England
|Immigration - Origin - - Pembrooke
|Immigration - Arrival - 12 Jan 1855 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Married - 26 May 1857 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - William Stevenson Gibby - 21 Feb 1858 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Marian Stevenson Gibby - 25 Jan 1860 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Annie Eliza Gibby - 27 Jan 1862 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Ada Stevenson Gibby - 8 Feb 1864 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Richard Stevenson Gibby - 6 Jan 1867 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Maryon Catharine Gibby - 28 Jan 1869 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Catharine Stevenson Gibby - 5 Jul 1872 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Arthur Stevenson Gibby - 13 Dec 1876 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Raymond Stevenson Gibby - 7 Oct 1878 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - James Stevenson Gibby - 21 Nov 1880 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Child - Elizabeth Stevenson Gibby - 24 Mar 1883 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Died - Cause: Lobar pneumonia - 29 Aug 1910 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|Buried - 31 Aug 1910 - Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
|| : Address
: Not Set
|Heraldry and Misc.
- William moved to America
William and Catherine had 10 children (5 boys and 5 girls)
Joined the Mormon Church in Slebech and then sailed for America from England on Nov 27 1854 on the ship "Clara Wheeler" and landed at New Orleans on Jan 11 1855. He then arrived in St Louis on Jan 22 1855.
Canute Peterson Company (1856)
In November 1855, Scandinavian Saints began thraveling from Denmark to England, and from there to New York on the Ship John J. Boyd, arriving on February 16, 1856. Emigration leaders divided the passengers into three groups that were sent vaiously to (1) Burlington, Iowa, (2) Alton, Illinois, and (3) St. Louis, Missouri. Most of these who went to Burlington and Alton remained in or near those places for a year or more working to earn enough to continue their journey. Those who went to St. Louis were able to continue on and made up the Scandinavian part of Peterson's company.
Composed of about 320 Scandinavian and English Saints, the Canute Peterson Company left Florence, Nebraska Territory, on June 27. They traveled with about 60 ox-drawn wagons. The emigrants were mostly poor people of the laboring class. At first the company advanced only about four to six miles a day because some of the oxen were wild and some of the drivers were inexperienced. As their driving skills improved and the oxen became more gentle, they covered as much as 20 miles a day. Some of the oxen died from overheating, so the party had to lighten the loads in the wagons.
The company held morning and evening instructional meetings, being called together by the blare of a bugle. They built a bridge to help in crossing Wood River. They were observed and visited by Indians to whom they gave foodstuffs and gifts in order to maintain friendly relations. On July 14 a herd of buffalo passed through their camp. On another occasion a buffalo stampede killed one young Danish man, injured others, and caused some of the oxen to rush together, smashing wagons and causing a delay. They celebrated the 24th of July by picnicking, listening to speeches, singing, and dancing. As the company neared Utah, it divided into smaller, more manageable groups. On September 15 Peterson's contingent was seen near Bear River. In Echo Canyon one of the wagons overturned but no one was hurt. Peterson's company straggled into Salt Lake over the course of several days between September 16-23. The bulk of the Danes arrived on September 20 and 22. There had been four deaths during the journey.
History of WILLIAM GIBBY 1835-1910
William Gibby was the son of Thomas Gibby and Catherine Davis. He was born 18 December 1835 at Slebach, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. He had four brothers and two sisters: James, Martha, Elizabeth, John Thomas, and Richard.
William's family was very poor. He and his brothers and sisters did not have the opportunity of education. As some records point out, the only school in the town of Slebach was held in an old blacksmith's shop converted into a schoolroom by the Baron de Rutzen, chief supporter of the school. William and his brothers were apprenticed as drapers to "Commerce House" (Haverfordwest) known then as "Grennish and Sawterns," (founders of the firm).
William along with his brother John gained a testimony of the gospel and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormons were so hated and persecuted at that time that their mother was broken-hearted over their conversions. The blow was especially heavy when she learned that they planned to sail to America to join the Saints in Zion.
William and John set sail on the ship "Clara Wheeler," with four hundred and twenty-two souls aboard. It cleared port on November 24, 1854, bound for New Orleans. Elder Henry E. Phelps was president of the company with John Parson and James Crossley as counselors. After it set sail, it ran into rough water in the Irish Channel and had to return to port. The Saints suffered considerably from seasickness. After receiving fresh supplies, it set sail December 7th and arrived in New Orleans January 11, 1855. Measles had broken out among the passengers with twenty children and two adults dyeing from the disease. After landing in New Orleans, many of the Saints were stranded without funds to go father. Those who had means were asked to lend to those in need. James McGraw, the church Emigration Agent at New Orleans, was contracted with the Captain on the steamboat "Oseana" to take the Saints on the Mississippi River to St. Louis. They were charged the rate of $3.50 for each adult, and half of that for children 3 to 12 years old, and 24 hours after their arrival in New Orleans, the emigrants were on their way up the river. Apostle Erastus Snow met them at St. Louis and others who gave the new arrivals a hearty welcome, and conducted them to comfortable quarters that had been secured for their accommodation. William and John Gibby went as far as Kansas. They found work on a government farm for $25.00 a month. They worked there for two years, then came to Utah by ox team, driving across the plains for board and keep with the Canute Peterson's company of fifty two wagons. They had a great deal of trouble crossing the plains with tens of thousands of Buffalo stampeding the cattle. They finally arrived in the Salt Lake Valley and took odd jobs until they could get settled.
William married Miss Catherine Stevenson on the 26th of May 1857 by Bishop Edwin Wooley of the 13th Ward.
On July 24, 1857, William and John were attending the celebration held on the banks of Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon, when Abraham Smoot brought word to President Brigham Young that an Army led by Albert Sidney Johnston was headed for Utah. The Saints were determined to defend themselves this time and prevent this army from entering the Salt Lake Valley. The celebration was broken up, and volunteers were placed under General Wells with William Gibby among the volunteers. They marched to defend Echo Canyon. Here they built rock fortifications on the high ledges above the road and the creek bed. They dug trenches and built dams to flood the pass and force the army to come under the ledges where they piled rock and boulders to roll down on the invaders should they attempt to pass. They often marched the men around the hill to make Johnston's Army think they had a large army of men.
William was best known as the man who captured the $500 cash prize offered by the American Agriculturist for the largest yield of wheat on one acre, they yield being 80 bushels and 6 pounds. He also won a $25.00 prize for raising the best potatoes. He recieved $5.00 a quart for the largest gooseberries. To his associates and intimate friends, however he was esteemed as an unostentatious man, quiet and unassuming.
William was a cabinetmaker and made all of the furniture for their homes, as well as for others.
William Gibby died at his residence, 2909 South Main Street, at 7:30 Monday evening, 29th of August 1910 after five days' illness of pneumonia.
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