Tobias Gibson (1800 - 1872)

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Birthplace: Vicksburg, MS
Death: Died in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, LA
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Tobias1 Gibson, son of Randall Gibson and Harriet Mckinley, was born in Vicksburg, Ms 27 Oct 1800. Tobias died 7 Feb 1872 in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, at 71 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

He married Louisiana Breckinridge Hart in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky, 14 Jun 1827. Louisiana was born in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky 3 Dec 1803. Louisiana was the daughter of Nathaniel Hart and Susanna Preston. Louisiana died 20 Feb 1851 in Havana, Cuba, at 47 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. At 24 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Susanna Hart Gibson in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky, 30 May 1828. At 26 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Sarah Thompson Gibson in Warren Co., Ms, 17 May 1830. At 28 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Randall Lee Gibson in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky, 10 Sep 1832. At 29 years of age Louisiana became the mother of William Preston Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 16 Oct 1833. At 31 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Nathaniel Hart Gibson in "shawnee Springs", Mercer Co., Ky, 22 May 1835. At 33 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Claudius Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 5 Feb 1837. At 34 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Tobias Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 6 Aug 1838. At 36 years of age Louisiana became the mother of John Mckinley Gibson in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, 3 Oct 1840. At 41 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Robert Breckinridge Gibson in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, 6 Feb 1845. At 44 years of age Louisiana became the mother of Louisiana Breckinridge Hart Gibson in "oak Forest", Terrebonne Parish, La, 28 Jan 1848. Louisiana Breckinridge Hart was named to commemorate the role of Senator John Breckinridge in bringing about the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. She went to Cuba for her health after developing tuberculosis and died there.

At 27 years of age Tobias became the father of Susanna Hart Gibson in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky, 30 May 1828. At 29 years of age Tobias became the father of Sarah Thompson Gibson in Warren Co., Ms, 17 May 1830. At 31 years of age Tobias became the father of Randall Lee Gibson in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky, 10 Sep 1832. At 32 years of age Tobias became the father of William Preston Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 16 Oct 1833. At 34 years of age Tobias became the father of Nathaniel Hart Gibson in "shawnee Springs", Mercer Co., Ky, 22 May 1835. At 36 years of age Tobias became the father of Claudius Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 5 Feb 1837. At 37 years of age Tobias became the father of Tobias Gibson in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La, 6 Aug 1838. At 39 years of age Tobias became the father of John Mckinley Gibson in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, 3 Oct 1840. At 44 years of age Tobias became the father of Robert Breckinridge Gibson in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, 6 Feb 1845. At 47 years of age Tobias became the father of Louisiana Breckinridge Hart Gibson in "oak Forest", Terrebonne Parish, La, 28 Jan 1848. Tobias Gibson first came to Kentucky as a student at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1817-1818. He apparently farmed at Shawnee Springs in Mercer Co., KY and Traveller's Rest in Lincoln Co., KY. Some of his children were buried in the Shelby family cemetery at Traveller's Rest before being moved to the Lexington Cemetery. He then farmed at a plantation known as "Oakley" which I believe was in Jefferson County, Mississippi. He then moved to Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana in 1829 where he engaged in sugar planting. He bought land in Terrebonne Parish from James Bowie of Alamo fame in 1828. He owned several large plantations and over 300 slaves. An inventory of the community property in Terrebonne Parish he owned with his deceased wife was done in 1852 showing a total value of $233,711.00. The Civil War destroyed his wealth. He died at "Oak Forest", Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and was buried in his family lot at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. He owned a mansion on Second Street in Lexington which he used as his summer home. A brief sketch of his life from The Prestons of Smithfield and Greenfield in Virginia by John Frederick Dorman (Filson Club, 1982) follows: Louisiana Breckinridge Hart, fourth daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna (Preston) Hart, was born 4 Dec. 1803, "Spring Hill," Woodford Co., Ky., and died 20 Feb. 1851, Havana, Cuba. She married 14 June 1827, "Spring Hill," Tobias Gibson, son of the Rev. Randall and Harriet (McKinley) Gibson, who was born 27 Oct. 1800, Vicksburg, Miss., and died 6 Feb. 1872, "Oak Forest," Terrebonne Parish, La. Tobias Gibson was educated at Lexington, Ky., and after his marriage became a planter of Terrebonne Parish, La. He owned four large estates, "Greenwood," "Magnolia," "Hollywood," and "Live Oak." He was one of the leading cotton and sugar planters of the Mississippi Valley but made Lexington, Ky., his principal residence.

Tobias Gibson and Louisiana Breckinridge Hart had the following children:

child 2 i. Susanna Hart2 Gibson was born in "Spring Hill", Woodford Co., Ky 30 May 1828. Susanna died 20 Jan 1830 in Warren Co., Ms, at 1 year of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. Photo

child + 3 ii. Sarah Thompson Gibson was born 17 May 1830.

child + 4 iii. Randall Lee Gibson was born 10 Sep 1832.

child 5 iv. William Preston Gibson was born in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La 16 Oct 1833. William died 9 Dec 1865 at 32 years of age. He married Elodie Mary Humphreys in St. James Parish, La, 19 Jul 1855. Elodie was born about 1837. Elodie was the daughter of Alexander Humphreys and Emilie Perret.

child 6 v. Nathaniel Hart Gibson was born in "shawnee Springs", Mercer Co., Ky 22 May 1835. Nathaniel died 3 Jan 1904 in St. Paul, Mn, at 68 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. He married Mary Duncan in Fayette Co., Ky, 20 Sep 1859. Mary was born in "duncannon", Fayette Co., Ky 13 Nov 1838. Mary died 22 May 1910 in "ingleside", Lexington, Ky, at 71 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

child 7 vi. Claudius Gibson was born in "Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, La 5 Feb 1837. Claudius died 22 Mar 1863 at 26 years of age.

child + 8 vii. Tobias Gibson was born 6 Aug 1838.

child 9 viii. John Mckinley Gibson was born in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky 3 Oct 1840. John died 5 Apr 1880 at 39 years of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

child 10 ix. Robert Breckinridge Gibson was born in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky 6 Feb 1845. Robert died 9 Jun 1845 in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, at less than one year of age. His body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

child 11 x. Louisiana Breckinridge Hart Gibson was born in "oak Forest", Terrebonne Parish, La 28 Jan 1848. Louisiana died 14 Feb 1877 at 29 years of age. Her body was interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. She married Daniel Drake Carter in Fayette Co., Ky, 15 Feb 1876. Daniel was born in Woodford Co., Ky 12 Oct 1837. Daniel died 12 Dec 1886 in Woodford Co., Ky, at 49 years of age.

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Tobias Gibson's Timeline

1800
October 27, 1800
Vicksburg, MS
1827
June 14, 1827
Age 26
"Spring Hill", Woodford Co., KY
1828
May 30, 1828
Age 27
May 30, 1828
Age 27
"Spring Hill", Woodford Co., KY
1830
May 17, 1830
Age 29
Warren Co., MS
1832
September 10, 1832
Age 31
1833
October 16, 1833
Age 32
"Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, LA
1835
May 22, 1835
Age 34
"Shawnee Springs", Mercer Co., KY
1835
Age 34
1837
February 5, 1837
Age 36
"Magnolia", Terrebonne Parish, LA