timothy gibson (1679-1757)

Deacon Gibson Marries in 1755

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 […]


For Good and Weighty Reasons: Holman to Gibson

The vast majority of times land deeds contain pretty much dry, mundane details: who is selling or transferring the land to someone–grantor who is receiving the land–grantee where the property is located–the legal description how much money (if any) is changing hands–the consideration date of execution date of acknowledgement date of recording Sometimes that is […]