Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Calvin M GIPSON


8/31/1852 Crawford Co, IL, was his residence when he received 86.66 acres in Jasper Co, IL, by warranty deed. The plot was located at S5 T08N R10E.

8/27/1853 Clay Co, IL, was listed as his address when he purchased more land in Jasper Co at Federal sale for $1.25/acre. He paid a total of $11.93 for the land located at S7 T05N R08E.

1859 Hidalgo, Jasper Co, IL

1860 Crooked Creek Twp, Jasper Co. Calvin, & his first family, were living w/Hurst Markwell in the census with property = $200/$150. Calvin and his wife, Ann, were both 29 years old and had 2 children, Randall, 4, and Francis M, 2. Hurst had entered 80 acres of land in Cumberland Co at E 1/2 SE, on 10/4/1851 but apparently moved south. John Gibson was living in Smallwood Twp, same county.

1861 Same place. He was the only "Gibson" in the area listed with those subject to military duty.

6/30/1870 Hidalgo, Crooked Creek Twp, Jasper Co, IL. The census that year listed him as a 40 year old farmer with property = $220/600. Second wife Malinda was 29 and children in the house were his, hers and theirs: his....Randall, 14; Francis, 12; and Manda, 9; theirs....James, 3; and Margaret, 1; her Parker kids....George, 13; Benjamin, 11; and John, 9. They lived between William and Eli Connor, Malinda's relatives, and next door to William was the Kilbourne family, the future family of son Francies.

He was 40 years old in 1870 making his birth year 1830.

Calvin is buried with his 1st wife. A child, Martin L Goodwin, son of H & M Goodwin, died 3/17/1873 at 12 y 1 mo 10 d, is buried between him and Ann with the same type of head stone with the same symbol (hand with index finger pointing upward). There is another space between Martin and Calvin so possibly one other person is there also.

Calvin's stone states:
A light from our home is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.

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