There’s two reasons why I nearly overlooked this 1755 marriage for Timothy Gibson in Stow, Massachusetts:
- He was approximately seventy-six when he married in 1755. His first wife had died early in 1754 and frankly I didn’t think he married again. I’m well aware that some people do marry at that age, but really didn’t think about it.
- He was not listed as Timothy Gibson. He was listed as Deacon Timothy Gibson. Those titles can sometimes cause problems.
Finding the marriage was a good thing.
Submit Gibson left a will after her death that named some of her step-children. That’s something I would not have uncovered if this marriage had not been discovered.
6 thoughts on “Deacon Gibson Marries in 1755”
I was 75 and he was 82 the second time around. We had six good years.
Mary Hammond says:
I’m struggling to understand how new parents could name their baby girl “Submit!” Inknow this was the era of Patience, Charity, Faith, etc., but “Submitt?” I wonder which parent selected that name….
I don’t know much about Submit other than her name and when she married “Deacon Gibson,” wrote her will, and died.
I’m missing something. When I look at the sample above with the red ring around it, I do not see “Deacon Gibson”. I see Deacon Timothy (“Timothy, Dec.,”) . What am I doing/seeing wrong?
The entire page lists Gibsons…only showing their first names except for the first name on the page.
You are right. The blog post went out before I had completed editing it. I’ve made the changes now and it should make more sense.