The Family of Clark Gibson in the 1871 Census of Canada

Clark Gibson, the son of John Gibson and Sarah Waters, was enumerated in the 1871 Census of Canada in the Village of Philipsburg, not far from where John and Sarah were enumerated.

1871 Canadian Census Record for the Family of Clark Gibson

Clark Gibson Family in the 1871 Census of Canada – Page 10

SOURCE: Clark Gibson Household, 1871 Canada Census (Province of Québec), Village of Philipsburg, Missisquoi County, page 10, lines 16-20. National Archives of Canada Film C-10070 Nominal. Microfilm FHL US/CAN Census Area 0493463, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.

1871 Canadian Census Record for the Family of Clark Gibson Page 2

Clark Gibson Family in the 1871 Census of Canada – Page 11

SOURCE: Clark Gibson Household, 1871 Canada Census (Province of Québec), Village of Philipsburg, Missisquoi County, page 11, lines 1-3. National Archives of Canada Film C-10070 Nominal. Microfilm FHL US/CAN Census Area 0493463, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Clark Gibson Family in the 1871 Census of Canada. The family is listed on pages 10 and 11, and includes six children.

Census of 1871
Province of Quebec
District No. 125 Missisquoi
Sub-District d, Village of Philipsburg
Schedule No. 1 – Nominal Return of the Living

Page 10

Line 16, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: Gibson, Clark
Sex: M[ale]
Age: 45
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: American English
Profession, Occupation or Trade: Blacksmith
Married or Widowed: M[arried]

Line 16, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Maryette
Sex: F[emale]
Age: 35
Country or Province of Birth: United States
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: M[arried]

Line 16, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Willard
Sex: M[ale]
Age: 18
Country or Province of Birth: “” [United States]
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Line 16, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Hannah
Sex: F[emale]
Age: 16
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Line 16, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Emily
Sex: F[emale]
Age: 14
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Page 11

Line 1, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: Gibson, Addie
Sex: F[emale]
Age: 11
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: W. Methodist
Origin: American English
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Line 2, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Arnold
Sex: M[ale]
Age: 8
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: ” [W. Methodist]
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Line 3, Dwelling 45, Family 45
Name: ” [Gibson], Martha
Sex: F[emale]
Age: 38
Country or Province of Birth: Q[uebec]
Religion: ” [W. Methodist]
Origin: ” [American English]
Profession, Occupation or Trade: -
Married or Widowed: -

Clark and Margaret Gibson and their son Arnold are the direct ancestors of my Gibson relatives.

This census record clearly answers a question I had about the ages of Addie and Arnold. Addie is clearly Arnold’s older sister.

The entry in column 17 of these records shows that Emily, Addie, and Arnold are all attending school.

Although both of John’s parents were listed as Irish, Clark and his family are listed as American English.

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