Descendants of Hiram Elmer Tibbetts
Generation No. 1
1. HIRAM ELMER3 TIBBETTS (WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born Abt. 1862 in Dodge County, Wisconsin, and died 13 Jul 1946 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. He married LUCY GABERT 29 Aug 1885 in Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin, daughter of FREDERICH GABERT and MARY. She was born 1866 in Wisconsin.
Notes for HIRAM ELMER TIBBETTS:
BEGINNING OF NOTES FOR HIRAM ELMER TIBBETTS
Emails from Arthur Charles Tibbetts III to Robert Wayne Tibbetts:
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2002 2:18 AM
Subject: Tibbetts Family
I am part of that long line of Tibbetts that you apparently painstakingly
researched. I am way down from Hiram to Arthur. Arthur was my Grandfather.
I am Arthur Charles Tibbetts lll. Have you taken the search any farther? I
noted that there was a Stephen who was the father of William......... If
someone else is involved with this pursuit or if you have other sources
I could try, I would be very appreciative.
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2002 8:26 AM
Subject: Tibbetts Family
Sure is good to hear from you, Art, and happy that another Tibbetts
is interested in the family history. Your email is the best Christmas gift I
could hope for. I'm really excited that another related Tibbetts has
surfaced after all these years. I've not yet found the parents of William
Tibbetts nor Rachel Pomeroy but I have a lead on where they came from in
Maine thanks to Susan Anderson a year or more ago. I'm not a genealogist
and started researching the family history with plenty of help from my
siblings and from my father's only sister (only sibling), Alice (Tibbetts)
Johnson, who still resides in Bremerton, WA and celebrates her 100th
birthday March 28, 2003. My original intention was to just record data on
the living members of the family for the future benefit of family members
using the internet as a handy place to store it all. Well, it's branched
out from there. You are the first fellow descendant of William and Rachel
that has contacted me and I'm sure hoping you can help fill in lots of the
empty gaps - at least in your family up to Hiram. I'm sending you a long
report from the Family Tree Maker program that I use to store and manage the
family history data that I have. This is more up-to-date than the web page
data that I haven't bothered to keep up to date so well.
I'm hoping you can share your family data with me. You can see what
little info I have on the descendants of Hiram and you can change that if
you will help me. If you haven't already done so, you can start with
yourself and spouse as a family group and write down full names, dates &
places of birth; marriage; and death of both yourself, your spouse, and your
children. I have family group data sheets that I use and will gladly send
you one you can print out for each family group. Anything you know of the
family group data of your siblings, your parents and grandparents and great
grandparents is very welcome. It does not have to be complete info to be
very valuable. You are obviously a generation younger than I as your father
was in my generation. I see that your ggf Hiram and my gf Charles Arthur
were both born in Dodge County, Wisconsin. I hope to do some online
searching there for records of their birth. We spend most of each year here
in Baguio City, Philippines and stay mostly in Montana when we are in the
USA and I haven't been in Wisconsin long enough in recent years to do any
serious searching. Where do you live, Art?
Thanks so very much for your email and hope we can help each other
out until we have a complete history of William and Rachel's descendants.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Looking forward to
hearing from you. . . Bob Tibbetts
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 4:52 AM
First of all... “MERRY CHRISTMAS”
Thank you SO... Much for all of the work you did on the family tree. When I
ran across your web site I was thrilled with all of the information.
Wow, from Montana to the Philipines, that’s quite a commute. You are taking
the term “Snow Birds” to the extreme. I have visited the Philipines as a
sailor during the Viet Nam war. Beautiful country. Loved the Mango Ice
My wife and I are now both retired from teaching in the small mountain
community, Lake Isabella, California. We are about 25 miles from the Giant
Redwoods on the Kern River. She is pursuing her hobby of watercolor painting
and I am restoring a turquoise blue 1956 Thunderbird. We both enjoy
traveling and are planning a mojor trip back east in our RV this coming
summer. Will probably stop in Eau Claire and Maine to see what we can
discover about our ancestors.
I am working on filling in the blanks on my side of the tree. I started
using your format. ( Thanks for the attachment) I have to verify some info,
but I should have it to you in a few days.
About William and Rachael. There is some information available on film from
the LDS church. I will try to get those films after the holidays. for your
information they are listed as: Family History Library Film 1255441 NA Film
Number T9-1441 page number 42D.
I'm hooked !!!! Really getting a kick out of this research. Thanks again!!
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 7:40 AM
Subject: Here's our branch
Well I've done a little more research and talked to my mother and my Aunt Mary
Tibbetts Peterson and this is what I have to contribute to the tree. Perhaps
this will fill in some of the branches.
Arthur Charles Tibbetts Sr. (Hiram3, William2, Stephen1)
Served in U.S. Army during WWI
Owned an Automobile Livery in the late 1930’s
Married: Eva May Perham
Born: Feb. 7, 1898 Wilton, WI
Died: Jan. 1946 Eau Claire, WI Interment in Eau Claire
Gaylord Henry Tibbetts (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Served in WWII in U.S. ArmySept. 12, 1942 - Feb. 1946
Retired Aircraft Mechanic from Continental Airlines
Born: Jan. 18, 1918
Died: August, 1998 Lake Isabella, CA Interment Eau Claire, WI
Married: Helen Kinseth in Eau Claire, WI
Children: 1 child died at birth
Phyllis (Tibbetts) Galston Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Married: Duncan Galston (1st) Ray Engle (2nd)
Gaylord Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2) Nick named “Butch”
Born ? Wherabouts unknown
Mary Virginia Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2) Nick named “Babe”
Paul James Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)Nick named “Bub”
Died ? Deceased
Buster ( Real name unknown) Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born? Wereabouts unknown
Buddy ( Real name unknown) Engle (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born? Adapted out to Family named Leverette
Died ? Deceased
James D. Tibbetts (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Served U.S. Air Force during Korean War Aug. 15, 1952 to Aug. 13, 1956
Drives Vehicle Transport truck Boston, MA
Married: Marjory (Last name Unknown) (1st) Rosewitha ( Last name unknown)
Mary Lou Tibbetts (Peterson) (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Retired retail Manager- Lives in Casselberry,Florida
Born Dec. 19, 1935 Eau Claire, WI
Married: Louis DePas (1st) Gerald Peterson (2nd)
Deanna Lynn Peterson (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born Oct. 20, 1954
Michael Arthur Peterson (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born Jan. 27, 1957
Lauri Mae Peterson (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born June 7, 1959
Geri Sue Peterson (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born July 1, 1960
Mark Alan Peterson (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born Oct. 24, 1962
Arthur Charles Tibbetts, Jr. (Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Served U.S. Navy during WWII on Aircraft Carrier “ Bunker Hill” during
Japanese “Kamakaze” attack
Worked as High School Chemistry Teacher ( Tibbetts Middle School in
Farmington, NM named for him)
Born: Sept. 30, 1924 Eau Claire, WI
Died: Dec. 23, 1956 Farmington, New Mexico interment Farmington
Married: Roberta Dean Graham
Born: Jan. 18, 1927 Toledo, Ohio
Arthur Charles Tibbetts lll ( Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Served U.S. Navy during Viet Nam war Sept. 1964 to Sept. 6, 1968
Retired Middle School Teacher Living in Lake Isabella, CA
Born: Sept. 7, 1947
Married: Nancy Carrol James(Puls)
Born: June 27, 1947 Crittenden, KY
2nd Marriage: Sammy Jane (Horne)Fulton
Retired Kindergarten teacher
Born: Feb. 25, 1939 in Waco, TX
Scott Charles Tibbetts ( Arthur6, Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Paramedic Fireman Winchester, KY
Born: June 27, 1971 Phoenix, AZ
Married: Cherie Wells
Kriste Trillene Tibbetts
Born: May 15, 1998 Winchester, KY
Alyssa Shelby Tibbetts
Born; June 14, 2001 Winchester, KY
Sean Brandon Tibbetts (Arthur6, Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Works in Computer Communications in Lexington, KY
Born: Oct. 8, 1976 Phoenix, AZ
Bruce Edward Tibbetts (Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Lives In Glendale, AZ
Born: May 8, 1950 in Eau Claire, WI
David Lynn Tibbetts (Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Where abouts unknown
Born: May, 15, 1951 In Eau Claire, WI
John Tibbetts ( David6, Arthur5, Arthur4, Hiram3, William2)
Born: Phoenix, AZ
Where abouts Unknown
Correction of above data regarding children of Phyllis Charlotte Tibbetts in Dec 3, 2007 email from Gaylord Henry Galston:
From: "surebus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Bob and Cor Tibbetts" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2007 8:07PM
Subject: Re: Phyllis Charlotte Tibbetts (My mother)
I was real happy to recieve your e-mail. Yes I would love to have you send me that file.
I will have to say that most of the information about my siblings on your web site is wrong.
My mother: Phyllis Charolette Tibbetts, the Galston was right but she was married to a man in NM who`s name was Engen (not Engle) and he was not the father to any of us. Phyllis and Engen had no children.
My siblings: Paul James Galston (Bub)
Born: Paul James Dayton, where that came from I have no idea. Somewhere in east TX.
Dec. 25 1940 or 41
Died: Age 49 in St. Paul MN. Cerebral Hemorrhage.
Mary Virginia Galston (Babe)
Born: On my mothers birthday 1943 or 44. I think it was on Jan. 21st.
Died: Age 50 in Homer Ill. cancer
Clarence Galston (Buddy)
Born: East Tx. Adopted and was named Clarence Leveret.
Duncan Thomas Galston Jr. (Butch)
Born: Strum Wi. Dec.13, 1946. I heard from him last about a year ago from Mexico City, Mexico.
And last but certianly not least, moi. Sort of joking.
Gaylord Henry Galston (Buster)
Born: April 30, 1950 EauClaire Wi. Luther Hosp. Currently residing in
Albuquerque NM. and loving it.
If you would like to have any more information I would be happy to give you all I know.
Oh, by the way, my mother was buried June 6, 1966 in Sacramento Ca.
I was so happy to here from you. Will you tell me a little (or a lot) about you?
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2002 10:26 AM
Subject: Tibbetts Family
Thank you so very much for inputting your family branch information.
I attach a report produced by the Family Tree Maker program - I omitted from
this report the 'Notes' for your family group that simply contain copies of
your emails that I put into the program for reference. I hope you will
verify that I've entered everything correctly. I couldn't figure out how to
enter Buster and Buddy Engle without their real first names so I entered
them using the nicknames and also used the nickname feature to show that
they are nicknames. Let me know if you find that I should have entered
I sure appreciate your prompt and extensive input, Art. Yes, it
does fill many gaps in the Hiram Elmer branch and I've had an enjoyable
afternoon inputting the data.
Cor and I drove through your area one time when we were stationed at
Edwards AFB. It's a beautiful place and a great retirement location. We
spent 2 tours at Edwards (1971-1972) and (1974-1975) during my 26 years with
the USAF, retiring in 1977 here at John Hay Air Station, Baguio City. We
married at Whittier, CA in 1970.
I've spent many hours searching online to Maine and
found several William Tibbetts's that may be the connection to the past but
data usually has only the name listed. I think we can find much info in
Thanks again for the input and also for the LDS film data, Art.
Have a great trip east next year. Keep me in mind when you find more info
and I'll send you updates when I get new data. Take care . . . Bob
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2003 1:40PM
Subject: Re: 1880 Census Excerpts
Thank you for the information. I haven't had time yet to do the search for
Stephen. I went to the LDS geneaology library in Mesa, AZ last week while
visiting there. I only got as far as the 1900 Census in Wisconsin on Hiram
Elmer Tibbetts. I was surprised to see that his wife's parents were from
Germany. I had difficulty reading her name, but I think it was Lucy. His
occcupation was listed as a deliveryman and he could not read or write or
been to school. Love this stuff!!!! How is the weather in PI? I remember a
beautiful place called Half Moon Bay near Subic.
We had snow!!
ENDING OF NOTES FOR HIRAM ELMER TIBBETTS
More About HIRAM ELMER TIBBETTS:
Residence: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
More About HIRAM TIBBETTS and LUCY GABERT:
Marriage: 29 Aug 1885, Downsville, Dunn County, Wisconsin
Children of HIRAM TIBBETTS and LUCY GABERT are:
2. i. ARTHUR CHARLES4 TIBBETTS, SR., b. 04 Mar 1895, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; d. 22 Oct 1960, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.
ii. LEONARD TIBBETTS, b. 03 Sep 1898; d. Aug 1987.
iii. GEORGE TIBBETTS.
iv. HENRY J. TIBBETTS, b. 18 Sep 1899; d. 18 Jun 1995, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; m. RAGNA SOLEY, 27 May 1924, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Vol 22, Pg 59.
More About HENRY J. TIBBETTS:
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (ECLT 19, 20 Jun 1995 p2B)
Social Security Number: 392-24-2496
More About HENRY TIBBETTS and RAGNA SOLEY:
Marriage: 27 May 1924, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Vol 22, Pg 59
Generation No. 2
2. ARTHUR CHARLES4 TIBBETTS, SR. (HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 04 Mar 1895 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, and died 22 Oct 1960 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. He married EVA MAE PERHAM. She was born 07 Feb 1898 in Wilton, Wisconsin, and died 29 Jan 1948 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
More About ARTHUR CHARLES TIBBETTS, SR.:
Military service: Served in U.S. Army during WWI
Occupation: Owned an Automobile Livery in the late 1930's
More About EVA MAE PERHAM:
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Source: ECL 1 Feb 1948 p2)
Children of ARTHUR TIBBETTS and EVA PERHAM are:
i. GAYLORD HENRY5 TIBBETTS, b. 18 Jan 1918; d. 23 Aug 1998, Lake Isabella, California; m. HELYNE KINSETH, 12 Jul 1941, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
More About GAYLORD HENRY TIBBETTS:
Burial: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Children: 1 child died at birth
Military service: Served in WWII in U.S. Army Sept. 12, 1942 - Feb. 1946
Occupation: Aircraft Mechanic for Continental Airlines
More About GAYLORD TIBBETTS and HELYNE KINSETH:
Marriage: 12 Jul 1941, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
3. ii. PHYLLIS CHARLOTTE TIBBETTS, b. 21 Jan; d. 06 Jun 1966, Sacramento, California.
4. iii. ARTHUR CHARLES TIBBETTS, JR., b. 30 Sep 1924, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; d. 23 Dec 1956, Farmington, New Mexico.
iv. JAMES D. TIBBETTS, m. (1) MARJORY; m. (2) ROSEWITHA.
More About JAMES D. TIBBETTS:
Children: 4 - Names unknown
Military service: Served U.S. Air Force during Korean War Aug. 15, 1952 to Aug 13, 1956
Occupation: Drives Vehicle Transport truck, Boston, MA
Residence: Boston, MA
5. v. MARY LOU TIBBETTS, b. 19 Dec 1935, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
Generation No. 3
3. PHYLLIS CHARLOTTE5 TIBBETTS (ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 21 Jan, and died 06 Jun 1966 in Sacramento, California. She married (1) DUNCAN THOMAS GALSTON. She married (2) RAY ENGEN.
Children of PHYLLIS TIBBETTS and DUNCAN GALSTON are:
i. PAUL JAMES6 GALSTON, b. 25 Dec 1941, East Texas; d. 1990, St. Paul, Minnesota.
More About PAUL JAMES GALSTON:
Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
ii. MARY VIRGINIA GALSTON, b. 21 Jan 1944; d. 1994, Homer, Illinois.
More About MARY VIRGINIA GALSTON:
Cause of Death: Cancer
iii. CLARENCE GALSTON, b. 1945, East Texas; d. Deceased.
Notes for CLARENCE GALSTON:
More About CLARENCE GALSTON:
Adoption: Adopted and was named Clarence Leveret
iv. DUNCAN THOMAS GALSTON JR., b. 13 Dec 1946, Strum, Wisconsin.
More About DUNCAN THOMAS GALSTON JR.:
Residence: Gaylord Henry heard from him in 2006 from Mexico City, Mexico
v. GAYLORD HENRY GALSTON, b. 30 Apr 1950, Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
More About GAYLORD HENRY GALSTON:
Education: Raised in Glasgow, Montana and graduated from Glasgow High School
Residence: 03 Dec 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. ARTHUR CHARLES5 TIBBETTS, JR. (ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 30 Sep 1924 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, and died 23 Dec 1956 in Farmington, New Mexico. He married ROBERTA DEAN GRAHAM. She was born 18 Jan 1927 in Toledo, Ohio.
More About ARTHUR CHARLES TIBBETTS, JR.:
Burial: Farmington, New Mexico
Military service: Served U.S. Navy during WWII on Aircraft Carrier "Bunker Hill" during Japanese "Kamakaze" attack
Occupation: Worked as High School Chemistry Teacher (Tibbetts Middle School in Farmington, NM named for him)
Children of ARTHUR TIBBETTS and ROBERTA GRAHAM are:
6. i. ARTHUR CHARLES6 TIBBETTS III, b. 07 Sep 1947.
ii. BRUCE EDWARD TIBBETTS, b. 08 May 1950, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
More About BRUCE EDWARD TIBBETTS:
Children: Not Married - No Children
Residence: Glendale, Arizona
7. iii. DAVID LYNN TIBBETTS, b. 15 May 1951, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
5. MARY LOU5 TIBBETTS (ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 19 Dec 1935 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. She married (1) LOUIS DEPAS. She married (2) GERALD PETERSON.
More About MARY LOU TIBBETTS:
Occupation: Retired Retail Manager
Residence: Casselberry, Florida
Children of MARY TIBBETTS and GERALD PETERSON are:
i. DEANNA LYNN6 PETERSON, b. 20 Oct 1954.
ii. MICHAEL ARTHUR PETERSON, b. 27 Jan 1957.
iii. LAURI MAE PETERSON, b. 07 Jun 1959.
iv. GERI SUE PETERSON, b. 01 Jul 1960.
v. MARK ALAN PETERSON, b. 24 Oct 1962.
Generation No. 4
6. ARTHUR CHARLES6 TIBBETTS III (ARTHUR CHARLES5, ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 07 Sep 1947. He married (1) NANCY CARROL PULS JAMES. She was born 07 Sep 1947 in Crittenden, Kentucky. He married (2) SAMMY JANE HORNE FULTON. She was born 25 Feb 1939 in Waco, Texas.
More About ARTHUR CHARLES TIBBETTS III:
Military service: Served U.S. Navy during Viet Nam war Sept. 1964 to Sept. 6, 1968
Occupation: Retired Middle School Teacher living in Lake Isabella, CA
Residence: Lake Isabella, California
Children of ARTHUR TIBBETTS and NANCY JAMES are:
8. i. SCOTT CHARLES7 TIBBETTS, b. 27 Jun 1971, Phoenix, Arizona.
ii. SEAN BRANDON TIBBETTS, b. 08 Oct 1976, Phoenix, Arizona.
More About SEAN BRANDON TIBBETTS:
Occupation: Computer Communications, Lexington, KY
7. DAVID LYNN6 TIBBETTS (ARTHUR CHARLES5, ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 15 May 1951 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. He married (1) MARIANNE BRAVO 20 May 1970. He married (2) DEBORAH ANN SOMOSKO 22 Dec 1975. He married (3) DENISE G 20 Nov 1992. She was born 29 Aug in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
More About DAVID TIBBETTS and MARIANNE BRAVO:
Marriage: 20 May 1970
More About DEBORAH ANN SOMOSKO:
More About DAVID TIBBETTS and DEBORAH SOMOSKO:
Marriage: 22 Dec 1975
Notes for DENISE G:
From: "Denise G Tibbetts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 8:19 AM
Subject: Tibbetts genealogy
I got your name & email from Andre Grimard who's been doing some research
for me. I'm the wife of David Lynn Tibbetts (Arthur5, Arthur4,
Hiram3,??William 2). Actually, I am the third wife. David was married
to Marianne Bravo May 20, 1970 & they had a daughter, Lisa Ann born April
20, 1971. They divorced and he later married Deborah Ann Somosko Dec.
22, 1975 & they had a son, John David born Sept. 26, 1976. They were
divorced in 1980. David & I were married Nov. 20, 1992. You obtained
some of the family info from my husband's older brother, Arthur Charles
III. They haven't been in touch for over 25 years, but then they never
were really close. However, David would like to contact him. Is his
email address email@example.com? Do you have a physical address?
Andre also sent me your family tree. Charles Arthur, Sr. was Hiram's
brother & Hiram was my husband's great grandfather. I guess that makes
you two related in some "shoe string" kind of way. My husband knew
Arthur Charles, Jr.'s brothers, Gaylord & Jimmie. He never met Mary, but
heard about her. He wasn't positive, but he thought there was a sister,
Phyllis, who died young, but he never met her or knew anything about her.
Arthur Charles, Sr. was born March 4, 1895 in Eau Claire WI and died
Oct. 22, 1960 in Mesa AZ. David remembers visiting him on a farm near
Mondovi WI when he was very young. I have tried unsuccessfully to find a
land deed in his name. It was much later that he moved to AZ and was a
used car salesman. Arthur Charles, Sr. had 3 brothers, Henry, Leonard &
George but I have no info on them. In my searches I kept running into
Charles Arthur and at first thought it was just a mistake and was our
Arthur Charles. But I learned eventually they were two different
persons, both born in 1924 & both served in WWII, though in different
I obtained the marriage certificate for Hiram & Lucy Gabbert hoping to
learn their parents' names, but none were listed. I was intrigued
because they were married on my birthday (Aug. 29th) and the marriage was
performed by a Justice of the Peace listed as A. J. Tibbetts. I thought
he must be related to Hiram. I eventually learned that he was a
prominent person in Dunn County WI but did not seem to be related to
Hiram. A. J. (Abner)'s parents were Stephen & Catherine who migrated to
WI in 1855 from PA. David says the family mentioned their ancestors had
come from PA, but I have researched every way I know how & I cannot make
a connection between Hiram & A. J. or Catherine & Stephen. I receive a
newsletter from the Dunn County Genealogical Society and I have had
genealogists at the U. of WI search, but they could not find anything to
connect these people with Hiram. I did find Hiram purchased 2 lots in
Durand WI in 1883, 2 years before he married Lucy, but that's all. I do
have obits for Stephen and A. J. which confirm their relationship, but
there is no mention of Hiram in either.
I suspect you may have gotten the Tibbetts line from Rootsweb as I did.
William & Rachel Pomeroy Tibbetts are listed as Hiram's parents, but I
have not been able to verify that as there's no birth certificate for
Hiram. I have his death certificate but under parents' names it says
I guess you haven't had any luck, either. Do you have info on Lucy
Hoping to hear from you,
Denise G. Tibbetts
From: "Robert W Tibbetts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Denise G. Tibbetts <email@example.com>
Sent:Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:29 AM
Subject: Tibbetts genealogy
A very warm though belated 'Welcome to our family.' I'm very glad
that you are seriously involved in the family history and it appears you
have gone as far as I in your search, if not farther. Our FTM program says
that David and I are 2nd cousins, once removed. I became interested in
family history in 1997 when I started a family website and found it a good
venue for displaying such information. You can find those early attempts at
http://www.skyinet.net/~marias although I've not kept it updated as I should have
done. I do keep our FTM program updated with info as received or found. I
cannot consider myself a genealogist because I do not require absolute proof
of information on input data. I'm more of a family history buff. I
consider the family data in our files to be quite accurate but not always
backed up by documentary proof. I was impressed by the approach to family
history of Tedd Mishler (see our website, above) who researches the family
of my paternal grandmother. I originally asked for family data from my 8
siblings and many contributed with the bulk of the early data from my oldest
brother Charles Arthur and his wife Caryll (Wheeler) who now live in
Harvest, Alabama (firstname.lastname@example.org). That's the
one who caused you confusion with Arthur Charles. My grandfather, Charles
Tibbetts (and a brother of Hiram) we list as Charles Arthur but he is
carried in Wisconsin Vital Records and in the 1900 Federal Census as Charles
E. Tibbitts. His Town of Peru, Dunn County, Wisconsin Cemetery headstone has
him as Charles Arthur Tibbetts.
I'm sending along a hiramtibbetts.pdf file with all the info I have
(mostly from Arthur Charles III) of Hiram's descendants including the emails
Art and I exchanged. Yahoo People Search lists Arthur C. Tibbetts, 6704
Dove Ct., Lake Isabella, CA (760)379-2220. I have a photo of Art and his
wife Jane in the scrapbook section of FTM but can't find a way to export
that photo. I'm sure the original is on our computer in Montana as I can't
find it anywhere here. I hope Art's email address is still current. I've
sent him updates on other family groups several times without a response. I
haven't heard from him since we emailed although Steve Tibbetts (Chuck's
oldest son) (email@example.com) who lives in Anaheim, California was in
contact with him and Steve sent along the photo. I'm also sending along
excerpts from the 1880 Federal Census with my comments on various family
groups, mainly because it includes Lucy Gabert's family data. I wax and wane
continually on the possibility of Stephen Tibbets of Downsville being the
father of William. With your news that Abner was the justice of peace who
married Hiram and Lucy at Downsville, I'm leaning that way again. There are
other members who cause confusion also. My fathers only sibling, Mamie
Alice (Tibbetts) Johnson, our Aunt Alice, is still going strong in
Bremerton, Washington and will be 102 on March 28th. I don't think Aunt
Alice accepts Oscar Tibbetts as a son of William although his marriage
certificate (which I've not seen) says he is. Andre says they are all
listed together in Dodge County, Wisconsin, on the 1860 Census. I rely
mostly on the RootsWeb county websites for info and the Dodge Co. site isn't
as up to date as many - yet, and I haven't seen that census. Anyhow, I can wait until your many sources
turn up something that I'm sure you'll share with us, and I'll keep plugging along too. You're welcome to any
data I have, Denise. Thanks so much for the helpful email. It confirms
much and still leave lots to search for. Waiting to hear from you . . . Bob
PS: I'm the second surviving son of Marvin Henry Tibbetts and Inga Randina
Johnson. Marvin and Mamie Alice are the only known children of Charles E.
(or Arthur) Tibbetts and Mary Elizabeth Mishler.
From: "Denise G Tibbetts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 4:19 AM
Subject: Tibbetts genealogy
Thanks for the warm welcome--and all the information. I must tell you I
am "green" about all the things available with a computer. For me, it
has been intimidating and I have basically learned only what I need to
know to handle the software for my job as a medical biller. I've picked
up the genealogy search after many years letting it lay dormant and I do
not have a computer program to handle it. I'm still doing it the old
fashioned way, on paper with charts. This is like trying to solve a good
mystery. You have to look for clues, and often you overlook them. You
also have to be creative in finding ways to get the information you need.
Looking at the information you sent, I got to wondering about why there
is no mention of William anywhere else that we've searched in WI.
Stephen was born in 1800 so it is possible that he was William's father.
However, in the 1880 Census that you sent it says William was born in
Maine. According to the lengthy obit I have for Stephen, he was born in
Penobscot County, Maine and went to Indiana when he was 22, a year before
William was born. Stephen spent 3 years there, then went to Canada and
finally moved to Jefferson County PA in 1828 & was married there in 1834.
He moved to WI in 1855. So, if the census is accurate, William could
not be Stephen's son because Stephen never went back to Maine after 1822.
I suppose if you let your imagination run wild, Stephen could have
fathered William and then left town, and either didn't know or didn't
want to acknowledge William as his son when he also moved to WI. Pretty
far fetched, isn't it?
The obit lists Abner (A. J.) as Stephen's son. I found it strange that
no parents' names were listed on Hiram & Lucy's marriage certificate.
If Abner & Hiram were related surely Abner would have known the parents'
names & included them on the certificate. Of course, there could be
other reasons, too. One would think all the Tibbetts living so close to
each other would be acquainted. According to the obit, Stephen was the
11th of 17 children and the last one living. I think William was the son
of one of the other 16, but how do we find out? Looking at Stephen and
all the relatives we've uncovered, the Tibbetts were pretty prolific!
Oh, and incidentally, I asked Andre about Connocot. He was not able to
find such a place, not even in the early place names that have been
Are you familiar with the names Enola Gay & Paul Tibbetts? He flew the
Enola Gay, named after his mother, to drop the A bomb in WWII. David
said there was some mention of him among the family and he thought he was
related in some way. I've tried to research that angle, too. I got
Paul's birth certificate which gave the parents' names and I read a book
on his history. By a strange twist of fate I was given the name of a man
here in Phoenix who had flown with Paul Tibbetts. He said Paul had been
here a short time before for a reunion of their unit. He told me Paul
was still flying and has an airplane freight business in Columbus Ohio.
He gave me the name of the airfield so I could write him, but warned me
that he was still protected by secret service and was a very private man.
I wrote, but I never got a reply. The letter never came back so I
suspect he got it and was advised not to reply. One of my daughters
recently moved to the Columbus area and sent me a photo & article about
Paul Tibbetts so he's still alive & going strong even though he's in his
80s. So far I haven't been able to make a connection. I think his line
settled in southern Illinois. A friend who's a genealogy buff is from
that area and gave me a lot of history of Tibbetts in that area, but none
seemed to connect with the ones in Wisconsin
My mother was born in Eau Claire & my father in Plymouth, so my family
history is also in WI in some of the same areas. I've been able to trace
my mother's family back to the 1700s in Boston but it's getting very hard
to find records. I try to verify all the connections I make. I've had a
lot of problems with my father's line and am stuck in the 1800s in New
I'll let you know if I make any more discoveries. Keep in touch.
Denise G. Tibbetts
More About DAVID TIBBETTS and DENISE G:
Marriage: 20 Nov 1992
Child of DAVID TIBBETTS and MARIANNE BRAVO is:
i. LISA ANN7 TIBBETTS, b. 20 Apr 1971.
Child of DAVID TIBBETTS and DEBORAH SOMOSKO is:
ii. JOHN DAVID7 TIBBETTS, b. 26 Sep 1976, Phoenix, Arizona.
More About JOHN DAVID TIBBETTS:
Residence: Whereabouts Unknown
Generation No. 5
8. SCOTT CHARLES7 TIBBETTS (ARTHUR CHARLES6, ARTHUR CHARLES5, ARTHUR CHARLES4, HIRAM ELMER3, WILLIAM2, STEPHEN1) was born 27 Jun 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona. He married CHERIE WELLS.
More About SCOTT CHARLES TIBBETTS:
Occupation: Paramedic Fireman, Winchester, KY
Children of SCOTT TIBBETTS and CHERIE WELLS are:
i. KRISTE TRILLENE8 TIBBETTS, b. 15 May 1998, Winchester, Kentucky.
ii. ALYSSA SHELBY TIBBETTS, b. 14 Jun 2001, Winchester, Kentucky.