Gibbs Family Papers (Digitized Content)
The digitized content of the Gibbs Family Papers consists of the papers of the Rowley family, a family related to the Gibbs family. Materials include correspondence, and legal and financial papers from 1838-1863.
Justus A. Gibbs was born in Florence, New York, and moved to Illinois in 1836. He became a teacher in Harkness Grove, and then purchased a farm in Elmwood, Illinois. He soon after married Betty Smith in 1838. Ichabod Rowley was one of twelve children of Justus and Betty Gibbs.
The digitized content contains the correspondence, and legal and financial papers of the Rowley family from 1838-1863. Most correspondence is between Dexter M., Eliza H., Helen Rowley, and their Pulsipher family cousins.
The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Gibbs Family Papers (MS 053). The collection was partially digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org.