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.