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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 720

LEVI GIBBS, shoemaker, Athens; was born in Sussex Co., England, March 3, 1805, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Fuller) Gibbs. He came with his parents to this country in 1818 locating for a time in Delaware, thence to Maryland in 1825, and there his mother died in 1832. In 1820, Levi was bound as an apprentice to the trade of a shoemaker at Wilmington, Del. In 1839, his father with family came to Illinois, locating at Athens. His father had been an extensive powder manufacturer in England, and also in the Eastern States, and had acquired a good property, and died in 1851. Levi is one of a family of eleven, but three of whom are now living. He married Miss Anna M. Gasser of Wilmington, Del., in April, 1827. They raised two children, Mary J., now Mrs. W.O. Ward, of Clay Co., Ind., and William f., who died in the army at Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 3, 1865. Mr. Gibbs is prosperous and respected.

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