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Joseph Gibbons


Joseph Gibbons

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Joseph Gibbons (1834-35, 37-42, 44-46, 70-71, November 2, 1871, when he resigned), son of Joseph and Lydia (Dix) Gibbons, was born on the homestead farm in Springfield, August 20, 1799, which plantation he cultivated all his adult life. In 1825, he was elected County Auditor, serving in the same office in 1833 and 1834. At the meeting held at Isaac Cochran's tavern, in Upper Providence, October 30, 1834, he was one of the committee appointed to memorialize the Legislature for the repeal of the school law enacted in that year. In 1832, he erected a large three storied cotton factory on his farm, at Lownes', or Whiskey Run, which was operated by Simeon Lord and others, until the building was destroyed by fire in December, 1865. In 1835, he was one of the organizers of the Delaware County Insurance Company, and many years a director. For several years prior to his death he was in feeble health. Joseph Gibbons died December 1, 1880, aged 81 years.

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