Descendants of Abner W. Gibson
Generation No. 1
1. ABNER W.1 GIBSON (URIAH MELTONA, AMOSB, ZEDEKIAH R.C, JAMESD) was born
Notes for ABNER W. GIBSON:
From his World War I Registration Card, serial number 354, order number A58:
Name: Abner Gibson
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Farmer
Employer's Name: Self
of Employment: Bond,
Nearest Relative: Rosa Gibson, Wife
Color of Eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Light Brown
Signature of Registrar: J. R. Davis
of Local Board: Local Board for the
to the 1920 U.S. Census for
Name, Relation, Sex, Race, Age, Marital Status, Birthplace, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace
Gibson, Head, M, W, 28, M,
Lee, Wife, F, W, 28, M,
Gibson, Son, M, W, 11, S,
M. Gibson, Daughter, F, W, 9, S,
Gibson, Daughter, F, W, 3 4/12, S,
Gibson, Daughter, F, W, 7/12, S,
Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 29 South, Perry County, MS. Compiled by Robert
J. McSwain, Sr. and Robert J. McSwain,
Jr. To get to this Cemetery, from the intersection of Highway 98 & 29 in
New Augusta, go 27.6 miles on Highway 29 South to
obituary was published in the Daily Herald Biloxi-Gulfport,
"Abner Gibson, 89,
Survivors are three daughteers (sic), Mrs. Eva Mar
(sic) Johnson and Miss Mittie Ruth Gibson both of
Wiggins, and Mrs. Jim Baulch,
The body will be taken to the
Dees Funeral Home in Wiggins is in charge of arrangements."
More About ABNER W. GIBSON:
Burial: Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry Co., MS
Social Security Number: Bef. 1951, 427-20-2600
More About ROSA LEE:
Burial: Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry Co., MS
Children of ABNER GIBSON and ROSA LEE are:
i. INFANT SON2 GIBSON, b. Abt. 1905, Bond, Harrison Co., MS; d. Abt. 1905, Bond, Harrison Co., MS.
ii. INFANT SON GIBSON, b. Abt. 1906, Bond, Harrison Co., MS; d. Abt. 1906, Bond, Harrison Co., MS.
iii. BURL EARNEST GIBSON, SR., b. March 07, 1908, Bond, Harrison Co., MS; d. May 04, 1971, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS; m. (1) LOTTIE BELL WHIGHAM, October 29, 1926, Bond, Stone Co., MS; b. March 23, 1912; d. July 03, 1929; m. (2) HAZEL ELIZABETH BLACK, March 16, 1932, Pearl River Co., MS; b. September 03, 1914; d. December 09, 1992, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS; m. (3) MAE ?, Aft. 1944; m. (4) ALICE MARIE BULLOCK, Abt. 1968, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS; b. June 18, 1936, Woodsworts, LA; d. July 17, 1978, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS.
More About BURL EARNEST GIBSON, SR.:
Burial: unmarked grave in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry Co., MS
Social Security Number: 427-20-0295
Notes for LOTTIE BELL WHIGHAM:
Lottie was killed in an automobile accident.
More About LOTTIE BELL WHIGHAM:
More About ALICE MARIE BULLOCK:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS
iv. EVA MAE GIBSON, b. May 16, 1910, Bond, Harrison Co., MS; d. October 31, 2002, Wiggins, Stone Co., MS; m. LEWIS VAN BUREN JOHNSON, SR., August 08, 1935, Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS; b. June 16, 1913, Perry Co., MS; d. June 30, 1999, Gautier, MS.
Notes for EVA MAE GIBSON:
The Sun Herald (
"Eva Johnson's kindness won the kids
By KAT BERGERON
THE SUN HERALD
WIGGINS - The neighborhood kids loved Eva M. Johnson.
She was always there for them, but best of all, she let them take away candy
when they didn't have the cash to pay. Her little grocery store on
"We'd be playing in the woods, run over to the
store to buy candy and a soft drink, then we'd go back
to playing," said Susan Lott, the
"She'd keep a ticket on each of us and at the end of the month let our parents know how much it was. Sometimes we'd have her slice up just a couple of pieces of lunch meat and we'd take it home to make a sandwich. When I think back on those times, they really were incredible."
"Miss Johnson," as the neighborhood politely called her, died Thursday at 92. Although Johnson's Grocery closed two decades ago, those who grew up with its friendly proprietor in the 1950s through the 1970s never forgot her kindness.
"She was a sweetheart," Lott said.
Johnson is also remembered for her strong faith. Until
age slowed her, she taught Sunday school and was faithfully involved in the
women's league at
"She believed in teaching the Bible to all of her friends and anyone who would listen," said her daughter, Eva "Dimple" Ferrell of Wiggins.
"Her upbringing was the key to her personality. Her mother died when she was a teen-ager so she quit school to take care of the other children. She never resented or regretted it.
"She lived the Christian way and set a good example."
An obituary appears below.
Service: Saturday at
- WIGGINS - Eva M. Johnson, 92, died
Mrs. Johnson was a retired owner of Johnson's Grocery in
Wiggins and was a member of
Survivors include a daughter, Dimple Ferrell of
Wiggins; a sister, Madie Baulch of
Visitation will be from to Saturday at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. Services will be at Saturday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in
More About EVA MAE GIBSON:
More About LEWIS VAN BUREN JOHNSON, SR.:
v. INFANT DAUGHTER GIBSON, b. Abt. 1913, Bond, Harrison Co., MS; d. Abt. 1913, Bond, Harrison Co., MS.
Notes for MITTIE RUTH GIBSON:
Mittie Ruth was never able to support herself independently.
She lived with her father, Abner Gibson, or her
sister, Eva Mae Gibson Johnson, most of her life, until her care requirements
necessitated living in a nursing home. She died in a nursing home in
More About MITTIE RUTH GIBSON:
vii. MADIE GIBSON, b. May 14, 1919, Bond, Stone Co., MS; m. JAMES HOMER BAULCH, April 13, 1940; b. December 18, 1915, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; d. November 24, 1992, Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, LA.
Notes for MADIE GIBSON:
Madie was given the name Maybell
at birth, but her sister, Mittie Ruth, could never
pronounce it right and called her Madie. Eventually
she legally changed her name to Madie and dropped any
reference to Maybell. She was raised in
The following is her wedding announcement contained in a local newspaper:
"Mr. Abner Gibson
announces the marriage of his daughter Miss Madie
Gibson to Mr. James H. Baulch, son of Mr. G. N. Baulch of
Madie was an accomplished seamstress, making clothes for her
children and thirteen grandchildren. She was an active member of the
More About MADIE GIBSON:
Religion: Bef. 1940, Baptist
Religion: Aft. 1940, Methodist
Notes for JAMES HOMER BAULCH:
The middle name of Homer came from the man who
delivered James into this world, Dr. Homer Reese. Raised and schooled in
James Baulch was received into membership of the
Largely due to his active life style, he looked and acted younger than his years. He was admired and respected by his friends and family for his physical, mental, and spiritual strength. He was the epitome of reliability: if he promised he would do something, he did it as committed and did it well. While quite introverted, he was a friend to anyone who needed him, often selflessly sacrificing himself in support of others. Friends and family knew they could count on him.
He and his wife, Madie, lived
a beautiful fifty-two years together. They were always committed to each other,
to their family, to their church, and to their friends. They were both victims
of a tragic car accident (being hit broadside by a one-ton truck that ran
through an inoperative red light) in May 1992 and were hospitalized for over a
month. With two brain hemorrhages and numerous broken bones, recovery was slow and
physical therapy was difficult. Six months later, a massive stroke put him in a
deep, irreversible coma. With no hope of a functional life, his family followed
his often repeated request if such an occasion arose. He was taken home and
removed from life support systems. He died on
Originally, Jim was placed in a mausoleum in
More About JAMES HOMER BAULCH:
HS Education: Raised and schooled in