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Gilmer Courthouse circa 1985

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Solomon Gipson   born about. 1797 in North Carolina and Elizabeth  Millsaps born about 1797 in Tennessee were married in Haywood County, North Carolina,  May 30, 1817. 

 Their Children are:

            i.   Jane married William Davis.

            ii.  Thomas born January 18, 1826 in North Carolina married Minta B. J. PLEMONS born September 3, 1837, in Gilmer County August 27, 1857. Thomas died April 11, 1882 and Minta died January 28, 1881. Minta is referred to as Juncet and Minnie J. in some records.  It appears that Solomon brought his family first to Greene County, Georgia in 1820 and to Morgan County in 1840 and by 1850 he was in Gilmer County with his wife, Elizabeth and son Thomas.

The Gibson Crest

“Gibson Arms: Azure, three stork’s wings expanded argent Crest: Out of a coronet, a lion’s gamb holding an arrow gules, feathered ox. It seems apparent that this old family name was adopted from the name Gilbert.  A popular nickname for Gilbert is “Gib” and the surname Gibson literally means, son of Gib. Although it is believed to be of Scottish origin, the surname Gibson appears in many old English records, dating back to 1379. One of the earliest colonists bearing this old family name to come to our shores was John Gibson, one of the earliest Virginia settlers in 1635.  It also appears that one of his descendants, another John Gibson of Orange County, NC was a soldier of the American Revolution. Many descendants of this old family have made outstanding contributions in the service of our country including several Gibsons whose names are found in this book.  Many persons named Gibson can be found throughout our nation, representing the arts and sciences, as well as the business world. The motto accompanying the coat of arms well befits those who bear the name, Gibson, “Courage, Charity, and Virtue.”


thomas and minta b. j. plemons gibson

            Thomas Gibson  son of Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) GIBSON, was born January 18, 1826 in North Carolina and died April 11, 1882 in Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia. He married MINTA B. J. PLEMONS August 27, 1857 in Ellijay, Gilmer Georgia daughter of John Church and  Sarah M. PLEMONS.

            Written in the family Bible held by Gordon Gibson in Ellijay, GA;  ‘We landed at Russellville, March 12, 1881.’      

Children of Thomas GIBSON and Minta B. J. PLEMONS were:

            i. Joseph F. GIBSON, b. April 09, 1859, Georgia; d. May 06, 1937.

            ii. William A. GIBSON, b. March 11, 1861.

            iii. Julina J. GIBSON, b. February 1863, Ellijay Gilmer Georgia; d. May 06, 1863, 

                  Ellijay Gilmer Georgia

            iv Samuel W, b. December 25, 1864, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia;          

            v.   Solomon L. A. GIBSON, b. November 25, 1866, Ellijay, Gilmer County,

                  GA; d. December 15, 1937, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.

            vi.  John H. GIBSON, b. December 17, 1868, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia

            vii. A LITTLE GIRL GIBSON, b. July 07, 1871, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia; 

                   d. July 13, 1871, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia

            viii. James F. M. GIBSON, b. September 13, 1872,  Gilmer, Georgia

            ix.   Thomas A. J. GIBSON b. May 09, 1875, Georgia; d. June 18, 1875, Gilmer, Georgia

John H. Gibson


joseph f. and Martha Elizabeth (Cooper) gibson

Joseph, Martha and Minnie


Joseph F. Gibson son of Thomas and Minta (Plemons) and grandson of  Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) Gibson was born April 09, 1859 in Georgia, and died May 06, 1937.  He married M. E. (Sarah) WITHROW  October 16, 1879 in Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia.  Martha Elizabeth must have been his second wife because descendants have been found and Joseph F. Is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas.  

            It appears that five Gibson boys went to Chattanooga, Tennessee. It appears that Joseph was there first.  He is listed in the Chattanooga directory as a Fireman  on  the Lookout Mountain Incline RR and his residence was on St. Elmo.  His daughter Minnie was born in Tennessee in February, 1884.  He has four other children born in Tennessee after that.  His daughter Dora, mother of Cecelia (Gibson) Walker  was born in  April 1892 in Tennessee.   By 1894 they  were in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. 

            In the 1900 Census of the State of Texas, County of Fannin, City of Bonham, James F.M., born Sept 1872 in Georgia is listed with his brother, Joseph. 

In 1901, J. F. Gibson purchased property in Honey Grove, Texas.                                     On the North boundary line of West Market Street.  16 1/2 feet East of the Southeast Corner of a lot. North with the East boundary line of an alley 186 ft. then East 144 feet to the West boundary line of Spring St. then South 186 feet to the North side of West Market St. then West 144 ft to the place of beginning. 

Children of Joseph GIBSON and Martha Ernestine “Cooper” are:

            i.    M. E.  GIBSON, wife, b. February 1884, South Carolina. (Wife of Joseph)

            ii.   M (Minnie) GIBSON daughter b. February 1884, Tennessee

iii   John GIBSON, son, b. May 1886, Tennessee. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris   Texas

            iv.  Lilla GIBSON, daughter, b. May 1888, Tennessee.

            v.   Fred GIBSON, son b. July 1890, Tennessee.

            vi.  Dora GIBSON, daughter, b. April 1892, Tennessee.

            vii. Ollie B GIBSON, daughter, b. 1894, Texas. Married Lyle Kendall

            viii. Joe GIBSON, son, b. April 1896, Texas.

James F.M. Gibson

William A. and Margaret c. Sumner Gibson

William A. Gibson son of Thomas and Minta (PLEMONS) GIBSON and grandson of  Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) GIBSON was born March 11, 1861.  He married Margaret C. SUMNER January 13, 1881 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia, daughter of Solomon SUMNER and Cecilia PLEMONS daughter of Thomas and Margaret Plemons.

            William A. and Margaret C. (Sumner) were in Tennessee with William’s brothers.  He is listed as a watchman for the Lookout Incline RR and lived on St. Elmo Street. .However, they returned to Gilmer County, Georgia where their children were born.  At the birth of Thomas F. The spelling was changed from Gipson to Gibson, March 13, 1895 

             .Children of William GIBSON and Margaret C.  SUMNER:

            i.    Cora E. GIBSON, b. November 11, 1881, Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia

            ii.   Lenar ANN GIBSON, b. September 26, 1884, Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia; d.

                   February 24, 1885, Ellijay, Gilmer,  Georgia

iii.  Joseph LEE GIBSON, b. September 26, 1884, Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia; d. March         25, 1885.

            iv.  Julas L. GIBSON, b. January 25, 1887, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia

            v.   David CLEM GIBSON, b. August 10, 1887, Ellijay, Gilmer,  Georgia

            vi.   William CHARLES GIBSON, b. September 03,  1889, Ellijay, Gilmer,  Georgia

            vii.  John DIFIE(?) GIBSON, b. October 05, 1891,

                   Ellijay,  Gilmer,  GA; d. March 08, 1894, Ellijay, Gilmer,  Georgia

            viii.  Thomas F. GIBSON, b. March 13, 1895, Ellijay, Gilmer, Georgia

(General note on the Gipson/Gibson spelling

In the family Bible, held by Gordon Gibson in Ellijay, Ga., the surname

Gipson was changed to Gibson with the birth of Thomas F. entered.  All names were written as Gipson until his birth.

            ix.    Mag Nola GIBSON / GIPSON, b. May 08, 1898,

                   Gilmer, Georgia

In the 1910 Census of Georgia; ED 49 Sheet 8 Vol. 36.  The William A. Gibson family is listed.

W. A.; husband.  M. C. (Sumner); wife.  David Clem age 22; son. William C. son, age   20;  Thomas F., son age  15;   Magnolia daughter age 11.


Samuel W. and Sitha Luffman gibson

Samuel W. GIBSON, son of Thomas and Minta (PLEMONS) grandson of Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) GIBSON is listed in the Chattanooga Directory as a watchman with the AGSRR with his residence listed as 607 Long Street.  He m. (1) Cynthia (Scytha-Sitha) LUFFMAN, July 19, 1886, Murray Co., Ga. [marriage license from Gilmer County] (2)  Nora (?) . In the 1880 Census of Gilmer County Samuel is listed as cannot write. He  had one arm.  A portion of the right arm was missing.

            It is not known what transpired between Sitha and Samuel.  The following information was found in the Murray County Heritage: John LUFFMAN family was found in Surry County North Carolina on the 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 census reports. In 1860, the family was on the Holly Creek District, Murray County, Georgia census. John was born ca. 1793; died ca. 1863 per will in Murray County. The Luffmans were reportedly from Germany to England to North Carolina. His wife was Priscilla ________, born ca. 1791.

            Children are:

            I. Mark Luffman born 1814, North Carolina and was the first in the family to Murray County Georgia, arriving about 1847. Married ca. 1833 Lithina _________, born ca 1816. The had children: John born 1839; Nancy born 1842, Elizabeth 1845, (all in North Carolina); Mary Jane 1852 William 1855, Annie 1858 in Georgia.

            II. Silas Luffman born 1818 north Carolina to Georgia after Mark. Married Sally ____ born 1826.  Their children: Rebecca M. C. 1864, John 1852, died 1905, twin William 1852, Elijah Ramie 1868 and Asa M. H. 1869.

III. William Luffman born 1820 in Guilford County, North Carolina died December 12,        1893, buried extreme west side of Spring Place Cemetery next to nephew John L. Beamer, 1847-1872. Never married. Was a lawyer; served in Mexican War; served in Civil War where he commanded the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment and commanded the Georgia Brigade at Gettysburg after General Anderson was wounded; was a Representative after the Civil War.

            IV. Jane Luffman born 1821 in North Carolina married John Beamer.

V. Sitha Ann Luffman born 1825 in North Carolina died 1906. Although late in life she married a Gibson, she is buried under her maiden name next to the Beamers in Sardis Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.


Solomon L. and Jessie farmer  gibson

            Solomon Leander GIBSON, son of Thomas and Minta (PLEMONS) GIBSON and grandson of   Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) Gibson was born November 25, 1866 in Georgia.  Most Sources were recorded from the archives of Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas. The Newspaper articles from the Archives were 1937 Issues.

Solomon Leander died December 15, 1937 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  He married Jesse (Josie) Rosella (FARMER) born February 20, 1870, daughter of Francis Caroline  FARMER in GA on October 07, 1887 in Spring Place Baptist Church, Spring Place, GA.  

Solomon L. is listed as a laborer and lives on St. Elmo Street.  He and his wife, Jessie Rosella (Josie Farmer) had one child in Lookout Mountain, Ida Mae (Gibson) Kammer born September 1888. 

Paris News Paris, Texas December 5, 1937

‘At Hospitals-S. L. Gibson of Hillcrest farm who fractured his arm while turning over in bed has been taken to Lamar Hospital for treatment. (Note: He was in bed because of a crushed hand)

December 15, 1937’ Personal column:

‘S. L. Gibson Dies. S. L. Gibson of Hillcrest Farm died at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Lamar Hospital where he had been for treatment two weeks.  He had been in ill health some time, due to injuries. Emberson-Brown-Roden funeral home has charge, but funeral arrangements early Wednesday afternoon were incomplete.’


‘S. L. Gibson Passes Away’ Funeral Services Set For Thursday Afternoon At Chapel Here.’   S. L. Gibson of Hillcrest farm died at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Lamar Hospital where he had been a patient about two weeks. In August, 1936 his right hand was mangled when caught in a seed crusher at a Ft. Worth granary, and recently, while he was turning over in his bed at his home, he fractured his left arm, resulting in severe shock from which he never recovered. Funeral services were arranged for 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Emberson-Brown-Roden funeral home, conducted by the Rev. J. Roby Ward of Immanuel Baptist church, burial being made at Evergreen cemetery.

S. W. Wilber, M. F. Wise, Harry Wilson, O. E. Means, Stewart Spencer and M. D. Emerson were named pallbearers. Born November 25, 1866 in Ellijay, Georgia, Mr. Gibson had been a resident of this county many years, he and his wife celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 10 this year.  He had been engaged in farming, formerly being superintendent of Lamar Cotton Oil Company’s plant here. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Josie R. Gibson are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Kammer and Mrs. Eva Ingle, a foster-daughter, Mrs. Matt Walker and two brothers, Samuel W. and James M. Gibson, all of Paris.  There are 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sunday November 28, 1937-Paris News society page-----

Birthdays Celebrated at Dinner Thursday—A Thanksgiving and birthday dinner was given Thursday at HillCrest, west of Paris at the home of Mr. And Mrs. S. L. Gibson. The affair was in celebration of the birthday of Mr. Gibson and the anniversary of Mr. And Mrs. Gibson. In addition, celebrating the birthdays of Mrs. Matt Walker, Bill Kammer Jr., Betty Alma Ingle, Julia Ruth Ingle and W. F. Henshaw. Those attending were Mr. And Mrs. W. E. Kammer, Mrs. Eva Ingle Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Towers, Mr. And Mrs. White Allen, W. J. Eubank, Preston, Trudy and Buddy Kammer, Joe Ingle Jr., Dan Moody Ingle and Geraldine Ingle, Alba Jean Allen and Jesse Lee Towers Jr.

Census of Paris, TX 1910 Lamar County

Solomon (age 53), Jessie R. (age 49) and Cecilia (adopted daughter age 5) are listed at 285 South Main Street.

From George T. Parkhouse, Chairman and J. J. Piper, C. P. Lamons, Memorial Committee; Dallas, Texas. May 26th 1939 Whereas;

            The Lord in his wisdom saw fit to remove from this earth our friend and brother, S. L. Gibson, on Dec 15, 1937 and Whereas; S. L. Gibson was a member in our association in good standing, Therefore; Be it resolved that this association assembled in Convention in Dallas this the 26th May 1939 do hereby extend to his loving wife and family our sincere regrets at his untimely passing and therefore Be it Resolved that we offer his wife, Mrs. S. L. Gibson our humble apologies for overlooking this important matter at our last Convention.


Jessie R. (Josie farmer) Gibson

                        Josie was the grand daughter of Nathaniel and Janie Farmer. She is listed in the 1870 census as a four-month-old unnamed child. Josephine is listed as her name in 1880. The certificate of marriage  to  Solomon L. A. Gibson states her name as Josie.  Solomon called her Jo.

Paris News, Paris Texas

            Mrs. Jessie R. Smith Mrs. Jessie Rosella Smith, the former Mrs. S. L. Gibson, died Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Kammer, 125 11th NE. Ill recently, Mrs. Smith had been moved to the Kammer home from her apartment at 1127 Lamar Ave. The funeral, Friday at 4 p.m. will be held at Fry-Gibbs chapel by the Rev. Gene Burgess and the Rev John Shuler, interment to be made in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be these grandsons; Leonard Jake Kammer, Robert Preston Kammer, Dan Moody Ingle, Jesse Lee Towers Jr., William J. Renfro and Ben L. Cunningham. Mrs. Smith, whose maiden name was Parmer (type error of Paris News), was born at Dalton, Georgia, February 4, 1871.  She was married to Solomon L. Gibson in 1887 and they moved from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Bonham in 1891.  They lived in Durant, Oklahoma, from 1900 to May 30, 1907 when they came to Paris. Mr. Gibson died here December 15, 1939. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Kammer and Mrs. Eva Ingle, besides a foster-daughter, Mrs. Matt Walker all of Paris. 55 other descendants including six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Florence Morgan, Lamar, Miss. And a half-brother, Roy A. Smith, Detroit, Michigan.

            Children of Solomon GIBSON and Jesse R.  FARMER were:

i. Ida Mae GIBSON, b. September 02, 1888, Lookout Mountain, Hamilton, Tennessee; d. July 21, 1978,  Paris, Lamar, Texas.

ii. Eva Gertrude GIBSON, b. July 07, 1893, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas; d. March 04, 1969, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.

iii. Jesse Lee Gibson, b. August 05, 1898, Bonham, Texas; d. January 14, 1899, Bonham, Texas

iv. William Harvey GIBSON, b. December 05, 1899, Bonham, Texas; d. November 01, 1900, Bonham, Texas

v. Virgil Ezra GIBSON, b. December 29, 1901, Durant, Indian Territory, Okla.; d. July 10, 1903, Durant, Indian Territory, Oklahoma

vi. BABY GIBSON, b. September 07, 1904, Durant, Indian Territory; d. September 07, 1904, Bonham,  Texas

vii. Cecilia (daughter of Dora, Joseph F.’s daughter) GIBSON, b. November 1915, Paris, Texas.


James F. M. and Ida –unknown-gibson

             James F.M.  Gibson, son of Thomas GIBSON and Minta (PLEMONS) and grandson of Solomon and Elizabeth (MILLSAPS) GIBSON was born September 13, 1872 in Gilmer, Gilmer, GA. 

            James F. M. was a 16 year old when the Gibson boys were all in Chattanooga.  However, there is a James listed as a baggage man, and boards at Russell House and another James listed as a blacksmith at Chattanooga Machinery Company.  He could have been either of these as the Gibson boys were known for their ability to work with machinery.  James wife, Ida (maiden name unknown)s was born 1875 in Tennessee. Their son Carl, was born in Alabama, January 31, 1903. 

            James F. M. GIBSON married Ida UNKNOWN, daughter of BELCARD(?) STEPHENS and UNKNOWN. James was enumerated with Joseph F. Gibson, his brother, in Fannin County, Texas in 1900. It is most likely he migrated to Texas before his family joined him.

            The information above was found in the 1910 Census Records of Texas, Lamar County.  They lived at 286 Birmingham Street.  Vol. 111; ED 89; Sheet 10; Line 31.  Sam Gibson lived at 292 Birmingham Street age listed as 53.



The 1920 Census shows the following.

James F. M.  GIBSON

Ida UNKNOWN, wife born in Tennessee, were:

            i. Carl, son  GIBSON, b. 1904, Alabama.

            ii. Irma, daughter GIBSON, b. 1909, Texas

            iii. James, son GIBSON, b. 1914, Texas

            iv. Claude, son  GIBSON, b. 1917, Texas




            The following news articles tell William’s history.  He was a good man, loving husband and father. His children and nieces and nephews still miss him.

            Paris News Paris, Lamar, Texas Monday, March 3, 1952; W. E. (Bully) Kammer

W. E. (Bully) Kammer, 69, veteran Paris barber, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon.  He suffered a heart attack at home, 125 11th NE, about 1:45 p.m., and died about 3:30 p.m., shortly after being taken to St. Joseph Hospital. The funeral, Wednesday at 2 p.m., will be held at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home and burial made in Evergreen Cemetery. Surviving are Mrs. Kammer and these children; C. Lee Kammer, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Arnold Akard, Rt. 2, Paris; Mrs. Lottie Howard, William E. Kammer, Jr.; and Mrs. Bill Renfro, Paris; Preston Kammer, Commerce, and L. J. (Buddy) Kammer. U. S. Navy, now in South American waters. There are eight grandchildren, besides these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Walter Drinkwater, Durant, Okla.; Mrs. Joe Clark, Charlotte, Texas; Mrs. Frank Banks, Dallas; Mrs. Grace Keating and George S. Kammer, Fort Worth; Mrs. Martha Cox, Chicago, Ill., and Kammer, Carrizo Springs. Eldest son of the late George C. and Armitta D. (McCaulley) Kammer. William Edward Kammer was born in Lewis County, Kentucky, Dec. 9, 1882.  The family moved to the Mallory farm at Brookston later living at Maxey. In 1904, young Kammer went to work in Durant, Oklahoma, as a barber, fulfilling his boyhood ambition.  Three years later, he came to Paris to work in Ed Ausmus’ shop.  The same year, on Oct. 20, he married Miss Ida Mae Gibson from Chattanooga, Tennessee, who he had met in Durant. On Sept. 15, 1916, he went into business here for himself, and had owned and operated the Parisian Barbershop at the corner of Lamar Avenue and 1st SE the past 35 years. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since he was 10 years old, and of Paris Lodge No. 27  and the AF & AM, since 1919. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Parisgrafs by Pat Mayse

He didn’t make a lot of money and he was not classed as a big man about town, but when “Bully”Kammer, veteran Paris barber died, they had to set out extra chairs at the funeral home to accommodate all who came to pay their respects to a good man.  The profusion of flowers spoke eloquently of a good man.  That name for W. E. Kammer was a misnomer.  As a young man – though not large in stature, he was a physical giant.  A kindly man, he got along with folks until a town “bully,” of whom the town was afraid, tried to take over his barber shop.  Result: the “bully” was given a drubbing and a lesson he never forgot.  And from then on, folks started calling William E. Kammer, “Bully.”


He Did His Part

     The Paris News has lost a good neighbor.  It will take some time for the people who are The Paris News family to realize when they pass the corner barber shop that W. E. Kammer is no longer there.  We will miss his always pleasant smile or gesture of recognition.  The people whom he served so many years will miss him, and long remember him as

            William’s wife Ida Mae GIBSON was the daughter of Solomon L. and Jesse R. (FARMER) Gibson, was born September 02, 1888 in Lookout Mountain, Hamilton, Tennessee, and died July 21, 1978 in Paris, Texas.  They married October 20, 1904 in Paris, Lamar, Texas.


Children William E.  KAMMER and Ida Mae GIBSON are:

            i.  Rosella Armitta KAMMER. B. May 25, 1910

ii.  Christopher Lee KAMMER, b. October 16, 1908; d. June 07, 1975, Paris, Lamar. Texas; m. Charlene  WELLUS.

iii.  Lottie Marie KAMMER, b. March 18, 1916, Paris, Lamar, Texas; d. March 05, 1998, Paris, Lamar, Texas.

iv.  William Edward KAMMER JR., b. November 20, 1919, Paris, Lamar, Texas; m. Bena MCCANN.

v.   Robert Preston KAMMER, b. August 25, 1922; d. January 16, 1995, Bonham, Fannin, Texas; m. Oneida  Marie PERKINS.

vi.  Gertrude Alyene KAMMER, b. February 05, 1926, Paris, Lamar, Texas; m. William Arthur RENFRO.

vii.  Leonard Janadas KAMMER, b. June 10, 1928, Paris, Lamar, Texas; m. Francis BRIATICO.


Joe IRving and eva gertrude gibson ingle

            Eva Gertrude, daughter of Solomon L. and Jesse R. (FARMER) Gibson, was born July 07, 1893 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. She married (1) Joe Irving INGLE on February 21, 1914 in Paris, Texas  son of William Abraham INGLE and Esther (Swain) INGLE.  She married (2) John W. OSBURN about 1941 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  She was buried March 07, 1969, Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Texas 

From Lamar Count Court House. Vol. 27 – 445.

The State of Texas, County of Lamar, No 993, To any regularly licensed or ordained Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Rabbi, Judge of the District or County Court, or any Justice of the Peace in and for the State of Texas

Greetings:  You are hereby authorized to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Joe Ingle and Miss Eva Gibson and make due return to the Clerk of the County Court of said County within sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this License, February 21, 1914.  Signed by John S. Baker, Clerk of the County Court of Lamar County, Texas and by Fred Johnston, Deputy.

I W. B. Kendall, M. G. hereby certify that on the 21 day of February, 1914, I united in marriage Joe Ingle and Miss Eva Gibson. Witness my hand this 22nd day of February, 1914.  Signed  W. B. Kendall, M. G.  Returned and filed for record the 5th day of March 1914 and recorded the 1st day of May 1914 Signed John S. Baker, County Clerk.

            History of Joe IrvinG Ingle

            Birth Affidavit—To Be Submitted with Application for an American Passport when an Acceptable Birth or Baptismal Certificate is not obtainable:

Date stamped-Oct 14, 1946

Joe Irving Ingle age fifty-five being born January 21, 1891, living at Route 5, Paris, Texas is witnessed by brother, Thomas V. Ingle, 313 Cordelia Street, San Antonio, Texas. Thomas’ occupation listed as cabinetmaker, Carpenter. Statement—‘My being present at the birth of my brother, Joe Irving Ingle; and from information gained through conversation of my mother, Esther Ingle, and my father, William A. Ingle, I affirm Joe Irving Ingle was born on January 21, 1891 at Chappel Hill, Arkansas.’  Signed by Thomas V. Ingle.      

A badge was issued to Joe Irving Ingle, age 56, medium complexion, weight 160 lbs.- hair, gray- eyes, gray-Date October 14, 1946—badge front---Civilian Employee, Navy Contractor,  Brown-Pacific-Maxon, contract No. 13931. Picture and signature Joseph I Ingle.  

Chauffeur’s License D364879 in the State of California. October 2, 1956 Joseph Irwin Ingle living at 1630 North Cherokee, Hollywood 28, Calif.,  Height 5’6 1/2”, Date of Birth Jan 21, 1896, Weight 160 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair age 56 present license no Tex in 1952  signed by Joe I. Ingle.

California State Guard, Certificate of Discharge.  To Whom it may concern. This is to certify that Joe Irvin Ingle, Sr. has this day been honorably discharged from the California State Guard by reason of Par 8 (1) sec 4 GO HQ CSG dated June 22, 1941. Said Joe Irving Ingle Sr. was born on January 21, 1891 in the State of Arkansaw. When enlisted he was 51 years of age and by occupation a carpenter. He had blue eyes, grey hair, medium complexion, and was 5’7” in height.  Given under my hand at Pasadena, Calif this 8 day of July 1942.  Harrison W Watkins, Capt 311 Reg’t. Acting Battalion Comander.

            Service Record of Joe Ingle, Sr. (no middle name) Private, Enlisted June 29, 1942 at Compton, Calif.  Record of Service- Enlisted CO K at Compton on July 1st 1942 discharged as Private July 6, 1942 by reason of Medical.

            Character-Excellent.  Service under order or call of t he Governor, June 29, 1942 to July 8, 1942.  Remarks—Service Honest and Faithful.

            Signature of Member;  Oscar P. C. Wagenknight, 2nd Lt commanding CO K 3rd BN. 311 Regt.

(The inaccuracies of all above information are typed as it appears on the forms.)

            Paris News, Paris, Texas; Thursday September 16, 1982 Joe Irvin Ingle Sr. of Jay, Okla. Died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 7, at Jay Hospital. Mr. Ingle was born Jan. 21, 1891 in Chappel Hill, Ark. Sevier County. A son of William Abraham and Esther Swaim Ingle, he married Eva Gertrude Gibson in Paris, February 1913. Surviving are eight children, Joe Ingle Jr., Mrs. White (Eugenia) Allen and Mrs. Jesse L. (Wandella) Towers Sr., all of Paris; William J. Ingle of Canyon Lake, Calif., Dan M. Ingle of Lake O’ the Pines, Mrs. W. A. (Julia) Schultz of Cleveland Heights, (Beachwood) Ohio, Mrs. Betty Trotter of Amarillo and Mrs. Jere Cunningham of Sulphur Springs. 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. No services will be held. The body will be donated to medical science.     

            Joe willed his body to science. Prostate Cancer was detected and he underwent surgery in 1965.  Later he developed colon cancer. However, that was not the cause of death.  He died of pneumonia.

             Certificate of Church Membership:  This Certifies that Mr. Joe Ingles Sr. has publicly confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and has been received into the full membership of the First Baptist church of Hollywood, California on this 20th day of October in the year of our Lord 1954. Howell L Propple, Pastor.

            Joe’s birthplace and mother and father are listed in an affidavit signed by his brother, Thomas V. Ingle. The affidavit was needed to join the service in during WW2    

Children of EVA GIBSON and JOE INGLE are:

i. WANDELLA INGLE, b. December 07, 1914, Paris, Lamar, Texas; d. May 01, 1997, Paris, Lamar County, Texas.

ii. WILLIAM JACK INGLE, b. May 19, 1918, Paris, Texas d. August 29, 1999 in Sun     City, California.

iii. JOSIE EUGENIA INGLE, b. February 20, 1920, Lamar County, Texas; d. October 12, 1994, Dallas, Tarrant, Texas.

            iv. Living INGLE, b. December 19, 1922, Paris, Texas.

             v. LivingINGLE, b. August 28, 1927, Luling, Texas.

            vi. Living INGLE, b. November 19, 1928, Euless, Texas.

             vii. Living INGLE, b. November 18, 1931, Dallas, Tarrant County, Texas.

viii. Living INGLE, b. December 23, 1933, Paris, Lamar Co., Texas. At Hillcrest Farm on West Bonham Highway.

            Joe’s and Eva’s children and their spouses: Wandella (born 7 Dec. 1914) married Jesse Lee TOWERS.  William Jack Ingle (born 19 May 1916) married Edna Fae TOWNSEND. Josie Eugenia (born 20 Feb 1920) married James White ALLEN. Living Ingle JR. (born 19 Dec 1922) married first Patsy Ruth RUFF, next Dora GAY. Living Ingle (born 26 Aug 1926) married first Mildred HELM. Other wives are unknown.  Living Ingle (born 19 Nov 1928) married Walter Lee TROTTER Jr. Living Ingle (born 18 Nov 1931) married Living SCHULTZ. Living Ingle (born 23 Dec 1933) married Benjamin Lamar CUNNINGHAM born Nov, 1930 died Feb 1996.

Thomas and Bathesheba WILLIAMS Millsaps

            The MILLSAPS were from Ireland.  William Millsaps married Elizabeth WOOD. They had a son,  Thomas born 1679 in Ireland, died October 30, 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia.  Thomas millsaps married Mary POPLIN. She died after 1760.  Children of Thomas MILLSAPS and Mary Poplin are: Thomas married Sarah (?), William married Ann O’NAIL, Joseph died in 1821 in Iredell County, North  Carolina, Mary Millsaps, Jean Millsaps married William MacGhee, Elizabeth Millsaps married John Dillin, Elinor married John McDowal and Robert born 1719 in Belfast, Antrim County, Ireland died 1793 in Randolph County, North Carolina  married Ellender King born 1747 in Virginia. Children of Robert Millsaps and  Ellender King are: Ellen born 1760 died as an infant, Thomas born 1762 died April 01, 1837, James Madison born 1759, Jane born 1759, died after 1846 in Cocke County, Tennessee, Edward born 1766, [Edward drowned as a youth], Joseph born 1768, Moses Taylor, Mary, Robert born 1772, William born 1774.  Thomas Millsaps, son of Robert and Ellender King was born 1762 and died April 01, 1837. He married BATHSHEBA WILLIAMS May 1777 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She was born 1759 and died 1854.  Children of Thomas and Bathsheba are: Mary married George Couch, June 26, 1800 in Greene County, Tennessee, Soloman born 1785, {Soloman died at age 17, killed himself accidentally with his Dad’s gun}, Rachel, Bathsheba, Edward born 1785 married Lydia Brickney born 1788 died 1829 {Edward was in the War of 1812, John Millsaps, Thomas James, born December 23, 1782 died August 23, 1879; married Polly Sutton March 10, 1810 in Greene County, Tennessee born July 1794 in Augusta county, Virginia {Thomas was in the War of 1812  # WC6528}, Isaac, born 1795 died March 06, 1836 in the Alamo, David Millsaps born 1800 married LOUVEN(?), Soloman born 1806 died January 27, 1887 in Dawson County, Georgia, Peter born 1805 died January 07, 1882 married Nancy (?), Ellen and Nancy.  ‘Billy Millsaps states that Thomas and Bathsheba had other daughters and only three could he remember. One daughter was Elizabeth born 1797  married Solomon Gibson 30 May 1817 in Haywood County, North Carolina.  Solomon and Elizabeth had a daughter, Jane Gibson and son, Thomas Gibson born January 18, 1826 in North Carolina.  Jane Married William Davis.  Other daughters of Thomas and Bathsheba are: Sarah born 19 January 1789 in North Carolina married in 1812 in Sevier County, Tennessee to John Putty and died 14 May 1877 in Jackson County, Tennessee. And lastly, Dorcus who was born ca 1787 in North Carolina and married George W. Reynolds on 03 August 1813 in Knox County, Kentucky.’ {From the book, “The History of the Millsaps” by Dr. Luther Wayne Capooth.



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    Mr. Joe Gibson, 55, died Wednesday, September 5, at Watkins Memorial Hospital.

     Mr. Gibson was born October 19, 1917, in Gilmer County, the son of Mrs. Mary Woodring Gibson and the late Rev. Charlie Gibson.  He was a member of Flat Branch Baptist Church.

     Survivors besides his mother include: his wife, Mrs. Frances Wood Gibson, Ellijay; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Ray, Stone Mountain, and Mrs. Sue Whitacre, Ellijay; two grand-daughters; sister, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Tucker; seven brothers, Claude, Grady, Phillip, Rev. Gomer, and Jay, all of Ellijay, Paul, Kennesaw and Bill, Tucker.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, September 8, at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. J. R. Cain, Rev. Edmond Miller, and Rev. Fred Stahl officiating.

     Interment was in New Hope Church cemetery with Masonic graveside service.

     Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


     Mrs. Mary Lou Gibson, 87, of Ellijay, died Friday, July 26, 1985, in the Watkins Memorial Hospital.

     Mrs. Gibson was born Nov. 23, 1897, in Gilmer County, the daughter of late Henry Aaron Woodring and Martha Manco Scott Woodring.  She was a member of Calvary Way Baptist Church and had been a member of the Baptist Church around 75 years.  She was married to Rev. Charlie Gibson who preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1953.

     She is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Ruth Gibson, Ellijay; sons, Grady Gibson, Gomer Gibson, Jay Gibson, Phillip Gibson, all of Ellijay, and Bill Gibson, Lilburn; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

     Services were held Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. from Calvary Way Baptist Church with Rev. Layne Arnold officiating.  Mrs. Roger Thompson was in charge of the music.

     Pallbearers were Joe Woodring, Jr., Alvin Woodring, Ernest Davenport, Crawford Woodring, Grady Woodring, and Glenn Woodring.

     Internment was in New Hope Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.