Cousins Of The Same Name – Samuel Aumiller Gibbs

I was contacted by a distant cousin this year because he saw the name of his grandfather on this site. He didn’t know much about his father or his ancestors so I did some investigation.

Turns out the name/person he saw was NOT his ancestor even though they had the same name (Samuel Aumiller Gibbs). I started researching with the cousin and his father and worked my way back. It turned out that his ancestor Samuel A. Gibbs I was a son of Charles Jerome Gibbs. This Charles was a son of Sheldon and Amanda (Roach) Gibbs (no birth or death dates yet found for Sheldon and Amanda).

This Samuel A. Gibbs I was born 31 Dec 1898, died 11 Nov 1950 and had been married to 1st) Blanche Veronica Soulsby 28 Nov 1918 and 2d) to Bertha May Hoffman 16 Jun 1945. This Samuel was a son of Charles Jerome born 1 May 1862, died 13 Jun 1922 and Ida Catherine Chaffin born about Sep 1873. They had married 22 Sep 1889.

The person that was already listed on this site as a son of Sheldon (born abt 1831-1921) and Sarah (Aumiller) Gibbs – Samuel Aumiller Gibbs was a different person. This Samuel was born 4 Mar 1860, died 2 Oct 1932 and had been married to Harriet Alfretta Keith.

The 1880 census for Sheldon and Sarah lists a “Charles G age 18” as a son, which means he was born 1862. The 1900 census for Charles J and Ida C Gibbs lists Charles as age 38 which means he was born 1862.

I believe Sheldon married a second time to Amanda Roach but can’t find anything to prove it yet. It would make sense as both of the Samuel’s have the middle name of Aumiller.

This Samuel A. Gibbs I was born 31 Dec 1898, died 11 Nov 1950 and had been married to 1st) Blanche Veronica Soulsby 28 Nov 1918 and 2d) to Bertha May Hoffman 16 Jun 1945. This Samuel was a son of Charles Jerome born 1 May 1862, died 13 Jun 1922 and Ida Catherine Chaffin born about Sep 1873. They had married 22 Sep 1889.

I would love to find any information that shows Sheldon and Amanda married.

The information on both lines of Samuel’s have been added to this site.

GIBBS Sheldon and Sarah Aumiller

GIBBS Sheldon and Amanda Roach

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