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Andrew Smith  GIBBONS

Andrew Smith GIBBONS

Male 1825 - 1886  (60 years)

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  • Name Andrew Smith GIBBONS  [1
    Born 12 Mar 1825  Union , Licking County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source: Pedigree Research File, CD #42, PIN 777073, AFN 1DMR-76
    Gender Male 
    Burial Andrew was adopted at birth by Joshua and Sarah Smith. Because he never knew his natural mother and father, he chose later in life to complete LDS ordinances using Joshua and Sarah as his parents.


    !BIRTH:
    Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p. 104 (date & place).
    Place is now Hebron.

    !MARR/SS: (1) See spouse.
    (2)
    Divorced March 1863.
    She was previously married to Robert Hemphill Gillespie.

    !END: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p. 104 (date & place).

    !In original pioneer company of 1847 to Salt Lake Valley. 
    Occupation Stevedore on Missisippi riverboat, indian agent, farmer, territorial representative, Mormon Church Pioneer; Stonemason 
    Religion Mormon pioneer 
    Died 9 Feb 1886  St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ibid
    Buried 10 Feb 1886  St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. John’s Cemetery, Row 12
    Notes 
    • Source: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: Gibbons, Andrew Smith, one of the Pioneers of Utah, was born March 12, 1825, in Ohio. When an infant his father gave him away to a family by the name of Smith, a relative of` the Prophet Joseph Smith. This circumstance, no doubt, caused him to become a member of the Church and to become well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph. In 1845 he married Rizpah Knight, a daughter of Bishop Vinson Knight, and left Nauvoo in 1846, at the time of the expulsion of the Saints; the following year he came to the Great Salt Lake Valley as one of the original pioneers under the leadership of Pres. Brigham Young. He returned east the same year to his family in Iowa and arrived in the Valley a second time in 1852. He located in Bountiful, Davis county, and later moved to Lehi, Utah county, whence he, in 1854, was called to Iron county to strengthen the settlements which were being made there at that time. Here he became identified with the Indian mission, then in charge of Jacob Hamblin. In 1858, in company with ten other men, he visited the Pueblo Indian villages, east of the Colorado river; in making this journey they traveled through a country then unknown to white men, and crossed the Colorado river at the old Ute Crossing. In the spring of 1861 Bro. Gibbons moved to St. George, where he was elected sheriff of Washington county. In 1865 he was called to the Muddy (now in Nevada) by Apostle Erastus Snow, to locate and mediate between the white and the red men. In 1868 he represented Piute county, Arizona, in the Arizona legislature, which met at Tucson. This necessitated a very long and dangerous journey through a country infested with hostile Indians. At the breaking up of the settlements on the Muddy, Brother Gibbons moved to Glendale, Kane county, Utah, from which point he made several trips of exploration with Jacob Hamblin and James S. Brown into Arizona and New Mexico, looking to the colonization of Saints in those territories. In 1880 he moved to St. Johns, Arizona, where he passed through the trying scenes connected with the settlement of that place. At the time of his death, which occurred at St. Johns, Feb. 9, 1886, he was a member of the High Council of the Eastern Arizona Stake of Zion. He died, as he lived, a faithful Latter-day Saint.
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      Andrew was the fifth Sheriff of Washington County, Utah.
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    Person ID I1134  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2009 

    Father William Davidson GIBBONS,   b. 27 Aug 1783, Granville, Hampden County, Massacusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1854, Union Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" HOOVER,   b. 12 Apr 1794, Brady Township., Clearfield Couny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1825, New Hebron, Union Twp, Licking County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1811  Licking Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4EA31BF87BA24D3F835598C0EA649F29F368 
    Family ID F487  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rizpah Jane KNIGHT,   b. 13 May 1829, Perrysburg, Cataraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1895, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 2DB7534FB14F42DFB5361F77F8AB1B5A40D2 
    Children 
     1. Martha Sarah GIBBONS,   b. 26 Dec 1846, Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1935, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Andrew Vincent GIBBONS,   b. 3 Apr 1849, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1932, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. William Hoover GIBBONS,   b. 23 Jan 1851, Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1925, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Eliza Pace GIBBONS,   b. 21 Feb 1853, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1909, Kline, La Plata County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Almira GIBBONS,   b. 18 Oct 1855, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1856  (Age 0 years)
     6. Armintha GIBBONS,   b. 4 Oct 1857, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858  (Age 0 years)
     7. Richard GIBBONS,   b. 22 Oct 1858, Santa Clara,Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1924, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. James Albert GIBBONS,   b. 7 Jul 1860, Santa Clara,Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861  (Age 0 years)
     9. Joshua Smith GIBBONS,   b. 9 May 1862, Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1917, St. Johns, ApacheCounty,Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     10. Benjamin GIBBONS,   b. 17 Nov 1864, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1865  (Age 0 years)
     11. Charles Redolphus GIBBONS,   b. 15 Jun 1866, St. Thomas, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1871, , Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     12. Adeline GIBBONS,   b. 4 May 1869, St. Thomas, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1871, Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     13. Evaline GIBBONS,   b. 4 May 1869, St. Thomas, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1871, , Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     14. Leroy GIBBONS,   b. 4 Sep 1872, Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1942, St. Johns, Apache, Arizona USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     15. Lola May GIBBONS,   b. 1874, Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1877, , , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Photos
    Rizpah Knight, sister Adeline Knight Belnap, mother Martha McBride Knight, Gilbert Belnap (husband of Adeline) and cousin Henrietta McBride Belnap.
    Rizpah Knight, sister Adeline Knight Belnap, mother Martha McBride Knight, Gilbert Belnap (husband of Adeline) and cousin Henrietta McBride Belnap.
    Newspaper Article describing the capture of the murderer of Andrew Gibbons, near St. John's, Arizona.
    Newspaper Article describing the capture of the murderer of Andrew Gibbons, near St. John's, Arizona.
    We cannot be certain which Andrew Gibbons this article is referring to, as no date accompanies the photo. When learned, the location of this photo will be updated. Until then, it will reside in the family photos of Andrew Smith Gibbons--as the correct Andrew no doubt is one of his sons or grandsons.
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Phoebe Mariah DART,   b. 19 Nov 1832, Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1894, Clear Lake, Skagit County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Oct 1859 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    _UID 0641634C8093482D8E76EC17E14DF7D47EFD 
    Children 
     1. Josephine GIBBONS,   b. 1860, Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Children of Andrew and Rizpah--along with their grandchildren--that died within a three day period while traveling through Arizona.  More to be added later.
    Children of Andrew and Rizpah--along with their grandchildren--that died within a three day period while traveling through Arizona. More to be added later.
    Family ID F3400  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Monument to the Pioneers of the 1847 Mormon Wagon Train
    Monument to the Pioneers of the 1847 Mormon Wagon Train
    Andrew Gibbons was selected by Brigham Young to lead the first wagon train from Council Bluffs, Iowa into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, Andrew signed on for his 'special' skills as one of the twenty men dedicated to the protection of the company. Pioneer Day, celebrated on the 24th of July throughout the state of Utah, is a commemoration to the successful completion of this trek.
    Relief Wagon Train Entering St. John's, Arizona
    Relief Wagon Train Entering St. John's, Arizona
    Andrew Smith Gibbons was a favourite of Brigham Young, and when the St. John's Ring caused political and social turmoil and fear within the Mormon population in 1884 Brigham sent Andrew on a trip to St. John's to supply food to the settlers, and help end the violence and threats against the Mormons. After Andrew arrived the problem was ended rather quickly; and life became better for all who remained in the area.
    Andrew Smith Gibbons--Mormon Pioneer
    Andrew Smith Gibbons--Mormon Pioneer
    Andrew was the Sheriff of Washington County, Utah
    1863 and 1864
    Source: Washington County Sheriff Department website
    Andrew_Smith_Gibbons.jpg
    Andrew_Smith_Gibbons.jpg
    Deseret News Article on the trial of Andrew Gibbons (and others)
    Deseret News Article on the trial of Andrew Gibbons (and others)
    In Prescott, Arizona nine Mormons were sentenced to a $100 fine for violations of the Edumuns Act--a federal statue prohibiting polygamy. Andrew Gibbons, though charged, was found not guilty.

    Documents
    Newspaper article--Deseret News, 20 December 1905
    Newspaper article--Deseret News, 20 December 1905
    Andrew Gibbons, along with other Mormons, were charged and tried for plural marriages. Andrew was found 'not guilty' and charges were dismissed. Andrew did take on a second wife, Phoebe Mariah Dart, but things did not work out and they were divorced. No date of divorce has been found, but their marriage took place in October of 1859. Reportedly, the marriage did not survive a year or two.

    Headstones
    Gravesite of Rizpah and Andrew Smith Gibbons
St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona
    Gravesite of Rizpah and Andrew Smith Gibbons St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona

    Histories
    A Tribute to Andrew Smith Gibbons, Pioneer
    A Tribute to Andrew Smith Gibbons, Pioneer
    Peace at Last
    Peace at Last
    A Squaw Fight--1858
    A Squaw Fight--1858
    Brief overview of Andrew Smith Gibbons
From an unknown LDS historical publication
    Brief overview of Andrew Smith Gibbons From an unknown LDS historical publication

  • Sources 
    1. [S416] 1880 Federal Census--Saint John Village, Apache County, Arizona, USA.