Young Abner Gibson and Rosa Lee
Four Generations (circa 1929): Elizabeth Williams Lee,
Rosa Lee Gibson, Burl Ernest Gibson, and Carl Alexander Gibson
1951 Photo of Abner Gibson, and children Burl, Eva Mae, Mittie Ruth and Madie
taken at Burl's home located at 3408 12th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi
Abner W. Gibson was born June 15, 1881 in Rapides Parish, LA, and died September 04, 1970 in Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS. He was the son of Uriah Melton Gibson and Minerva Williams. He first married Rosa Lee December 24, 1903 in Pearl River Co., MS, daughter of Thomas Uriah Lee and Elizabeth Williams. She was born April 04, 1881 in Poplarville, Marion Co., MS, and died March 04, 1933 in Wiggins, Stone Co., MS. He later married and divorced Hattie Bounds.
The following sources were useful in providing valuable information for Abner W. Gibson and his first wife, Rosa Lee:
At age 19, Abner and his twin sister, Alice, are listed as living with their widowed mother, Minerva Gipson (sic), and four other siblings. Abner's father, Uriah, died two years earlier from a logging accident.
At age 19, Rosa Lee is listed as living with her parents, Uriah and Elizabeth Lee, and five siblings.
License recorded for Abner and Rosa on December 12, 1903; marriage celebrated on Christmas eve, December 24, 1903. Note that Rosa's age is understated at 18.
Abner and Rosa Gibson are listed with their first child, Burl.
This is the first legal record of Abner's birth of June 15, 1881.
Abner and Rosa Gibson are listed with their four children: Burl, Eva M., Mittie R., and Maybell (Madie).
Abner and Rosa Gibson are listed with their four children: Burl (recently a widower), Eva Mae, Mittie R., and Mabell (Madie).
Note that it lists Abner's birth as June 15, 1882.
Abner's tombstone lists his birth year as 1881.
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