Cornelius W Gibson

ID#  2196, (c 1817-1897)
     Cornelius W Gibson was born about 1817 at Canada.1,2 He married second Sarah Elizabeth Clapp, daughter of Hiram Clapp and Rhoda Striker.3 In the 1860s Cornelius W Gibson and his family immigrated to the United States stopping first in Iowa before moving on to Kansas.4 He died on 6 July 1897 of cerebral haemorrhage at Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.2 He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.2

Research Note: Cornelius' first child, Willliam, was born c 1838; Cornelius' wife Sarah Elizabeth Clapp was born in 1826 so she would have been 12 yrs old when William was born. I believe Cornelius was previously married and his first 4 children were by his first wife.

Research Note: Cornelius' death record says his parents were Cornelius W Gibson born in Brighton, Canada and Sarah E Clapp born in Waterloo, NY. I believe this is an error; I suspect that when his daughter Alma was providing the information she was asked "Father's name?" and "Mother's name?" and gave her parents' names rather than his.

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1851Brighton, Northumberland County, OntarioCornelius W Gibson1
1861Brighton, Northumberland County, OntarioCornelius W Gibson5
1870Bloomfield Twp, Clinton County, IowaCornelius W Gibson6
1880Cawker Twp, Mitchell County, KansasCornelius W Gibson7
1895Lawrence, Douglas County, KansasCornelius W Gibson4
Last Edited=9 May 2013

Children of Cornelius W Gibson

Children of Cornelius W Gibson and Sarah Elizabeth Clapp


  1. [S1292] Cornelius Gibson, 1851 Census (Brighton, Northumberland County, Canada West), Ancestry,
  2. [S1296] Cornelius Gibson, Death Registration 2352 (7 Jul 1897), Washington Digital Archives,
  3. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."
  4. [S1295] Cornelius Gibson, 1895 State Census, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, Ancestry,
  5. [S1293] Cornelius Gibson, 1861 Census (Brighton, Northumberland County, Canada West), Ancestry,
  6. [S1305] Cornelius Gibson, 1870 U.S. Census, Bloomfield, Clinton County, Iowa, Ancestry,
  7. [S1294] Cornelius Gibson, 1880 U.S. Census, Cawker, Mitchell County, Kansas, Ancestry,