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Mary Elizabeth MASHBURN
Husband:  Joseph GIBSON
Birth:  13 May 1813, TN
Death:  18 or 28 May 1895, Bradley, Monterey Co., CA
Disposition:  buried San Lucas Cemetery, San Lucas, Monterey Co., CA
Father said to be:  John B. GIBSON (1776-1837), s/o Patrick GIBSON (c1750s-1817)
Mother said to be:  [Jane] Jenny WILSON, d/o John WILSON & Elizabeth HARRIS
Marriage-1:  ca. 1835, prob. TN
Wife-1:  Mary Elizabeth MASHBURN
Birth:  ca. 1817
Death:  1849/50, AR 
Father probablyWilliam MASHBURN

Some sources say these are Mary's parents, but they did not marry until late in 1823, which would mean Mary would have been only 11 years old when she married Joseph.
Father notJohn MASHBURN
Mother notMathilda SCOTT

Marriage-2:  aft. 1861
Wife-2:  Mary Ann JOHNSTON
Birth:  4 Dec 1826 or 14 Dec 1827, Lawrence Co., TN
Death:  2 or 5 May 1895 San Lucas, Monterey Co., CA
Disposition:  buried cemetery at San Lucas, Monterey Co., CA
Other spouse:  m1. 1845, James Madison BASHAM
Father:  Samuel Carter JOHNSTON, Sr.
Mother:  Margaret Ann SPRINGER
Children with Mary MASHBURN: 
1.  Julia Anna GIBSON, b. 2 Jun 1836, TN 
2.  Margaret Elizabeth GIBSON, b. 7 Dec 1838, Bradley Co., TN 
3.  William Asberry "Billy" GIBSON, b. 1839/40, AR
4.  John GIBSON, b. 1841/2, Madison Co., AR
4.  Mary A. GIBSON, b. 1843, Madison Co., AR; m. Mr. McCRACKEN
5.  Samuel GIBSON, b. 1843, Madison Co., AR
6.  Thomas J. GIBSON, b. 1845/6, Madison Co., AR 
7.  George Lafayette GIBSON, b. 29 Feb 1847, Madison Co., AR 
8.  Jasper GIBSON, b. 1849/50, d. bef. 1860
Children with Mary Ann JOHNSTON:
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1.  Family Group Sheet compiled by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

2.  James Lynn Parham.  1998.  An Alabama Rose Garden: the Rose Family of Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.  Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD.

3.  Anon.  1998.  "Margaret Elizabeth (Gibson) Rose Thompson." Rose Family Bulletin, vol. XXXIII, no. 129, p. 4207 (with photo).

4.  Joseph Gibson's 1888 voter registration in Monterey Co., CA, says he was b. 1813 in Tennessee.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Gibson, Joseph AR Madison Co. Wonagle (sic) Twp. p. 36
[Make that War Eagle Twp.]

6.  1850 Census:  Kings River Twp., Madison Co., AR, 377/377 (online at the Madison County ARGenWeb site):
Joseph Gibson  37 farmer TN
Julia  14   TN
Margarett  12   TN
William  10   AR
John   8   AR
Samuel (twin)   7 AR
Mary (twin)   7   AR
Thomas   4   AR
George   3   AR
Jasper 6/12   AR
Listed three households from John Mashburn (æ 52, b. NC)  Mary MASHBURN's older brother? her father?; two households from the family of Ewing & Emeline McCRACKIN and six households from the family of John & Mary McCRACKIN parents of Mary GIBSON's future husband? 

7.  1860 Census:  Kings River Twp., Madison Co., AR, Family #800 (extracted by Larry Kuttner and by Joe Mashburn):
Joseph Gibson 47 TN
Julia 23 TN
William A. 20 AR
Samuel 16 AR
Mary A. 16 AR
Thomas J. 14 AR
George L. 12 AR
Listed two households from William GIBSON (æ 52, b. TN) brother of Joseph?

8.  1870 Census:  Madison Co., AR, 107/112 (extracted by Larry Kuttner):
Gibson, Joseph 57 M W farmer TN
Gibson, Mary 48 F W keeping house TN
Basham, Samuel 12 M W at school AR
Basham, Mary E. 10 F W at school AR
McCracken, Mary 26 F W keeping house AR

9.  1880 Census:  Madison Co., AR, 196/200 (extracted by Larry Kuttner):
Gibson, Joseph W M 66   farmer TN  
Gibson, M.A. W F 53 wife   TN  
McCracken, Mary W F 35 dau. housework AR fever
Basham, M.E. W F 20 stepdau. housework AR  
Keene, Joseph W M 10 nephew farm labor AR  

10.  Public Member Trees:  Joseph Gibson Letter (online at Ancestry.com):
It is a transcription of a letter written by Lillian (GIBSON) WINTER of Oakland, CA, granddaughter of Joseph GIBSON and granddaughter of Mary Ann (JOHNSTON) BASHAM.  That is, she's a daughter of Joseph's son, George Lafayette GIBSON, who married his stepsister, Margaret Elizabeth BASHAM, daughter of Joseph's second wife by her prior marriage. 

11.  Archives of the MASHBURN-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

12.  Emails from Larry Kuttner.

13.  Emails from Joe Mashburn.

14.  Email from Donna Stang.
...[Joseph Gibson was] b. may 13, 1813   d. May 18, 1895  Bradley, Monterey County, Ca, he is buried at the San Lucas Cemetery, in San Lucas, just down the road from Bradley.

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