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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. J. P. Gibson, of Stewartsville, was born at Barboursville, Knox county, Kentucky, in 1877. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Union College, Barboursville, Ky., in 1896. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating therefrom April 11, 1900. He served as contract surgeon for the North Jellico Coal Company at Milton, Ky., 1901-1902, He then located at Corbin, Ky., 1903, where he owned a drug store and practiced medicine till 1908. He then removed to Stewartsville, Ind., where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Mamie Spahr, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in July, 1900. They have four children—one boy and three girls. The doctor is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and is Republican in politics.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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