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Cardinal James Gibbons

Posted: 17 Sep 2004 1:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jun 2005 11:12AM GMT
Does anyone know the names of the siblings to Thomas Gibbons and/or Patrick Gibbons, Father and Grandfather of Cardinal Gibbons. Possibly any information regarding Eleanor Gibbons Clark (husband Patrick Clark) and her relationship to Cardinal Gibbons. Their daughter, Eleanor Maria Clark married Miles Augustine Lyons. Thank you

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

Ralph Gibbons (View posts)
Posted: 17 Sep 2004 2:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Search the Gibbons board for "cardinal" (64 entries) & dna (2 entries). That will help. I should point out that Patrick Gibbons, b 1796 had a daughter named Elenor or maybe Ellen that I have very little information about. Contact me at rmg1937@hotmail.com after you check out those other sites.
Good luck,
Ralph

Cardinal James Gibbons

Frances (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 2004 11:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Virginia,

Cardinal Gibbons was the brother of my Great Grandfather Martin Gibbons.

Please contact me by E-Mail.

Regards
Frances (nee Gibbons)
London, England

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

john (View posts)
Posted: 9 Dec 2004 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: gibbons
i also believe i am a relative of cardinal gibbons. He was my great grandfathers brother. my great grandfather came to this country and changed his name. i am very curious about all this.

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

Helen (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2005 4:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GIBBONS
Am also looking for the siblings of Thomas Gibbons/Bridget WalshGibbons, the parents of James Cardinal Gibbons. I know that Thomas was born abt 1800 in Gortnacullin, Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland. Bridget Walsh Gibbons, the Cardinals mother was born May 7, 1803 in Tooreen, County Mayo. Either one of her siblings or one of his siblings was related to my grgrandfather, John Gibbons, or my great grandmother Mary Gibbons (different family), who settled in Mt. Carmel, PA.
Was "Patrick" the grandfather of the Cardinal?
My Dad's cousin, Walter B. Gibbons, Philadelphia, PA (lawyer) did a family trace of his family and produced a small booklet with the information re Gibbons. This I cannot find! If anyone knows of it, please let me know!
The siblings of James Cardinal Gibbons were: Catherine (married to Patrick Burke); John T. Gibbons (married to Margaret Mary Bolan);Thomas A. Gibbons; Bridget Ann Gibbons (married to George Swarbrick); and Mary Gibbons.
You may already have this information.
Since your posting, have you found out who any of the parents siblings were? Thank you. Helen

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

Posted: 28 Jun 2005 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Helen:

I posted this a few years ago, and it is information I received from the historian of the archdiocese of Baltimore, where Cardinal Gibbons was archbishop for 44 years. It contains information about the Cardianl's family which you may find useful:

am writing to forward to you an email I received a few days ago from Rev. Thomas, archivist for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, where James Gibbons was Bishop for 44 years until his death in 1921. In this passage, Rev. Thomas casts some doubt upon the reliability of the Sullivan papers in determining James' genealogy, as follows:

PThomas@archbalt.org

To William Myles Gibbons from Fr. Paul K. Thomas, Archivist:
Cardinal James Gibbons (1834-1921), Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), who
was actually born in Baltimore, was the son of Thomas P. Gibbons
(1800-1847), the son of Patrick Gibbons (b. 1775, d. ????), the son of John
Gibbons (b. 1744, d. ????). Thomas Gibbons and Patrick Gibbons, the
Cardinal's father and grandfather, were born at Gortinacullin, Tourmakeady,
County Mayo. The exact birthplace of John Gibbons, the Cardinal's
great-grandfather, is apparently unknown.
The Cardinal's two oldest sisters Mary and Bridget were born in Ireland in
the mid-1820's. His third sister Catherine was born at Baltimore in 1831,
followed by James himself in 1834 and a younger brother John in 1837. The
youngest brother Thomas was born about 1842 after the family had returned to
Ireland.
Col. John F. Sullivan, who did a lot of research on the Gibbons genealogy,
left "a confused array of many sheets" (his words) here in the archives. HE
NEVER PUBLISHED A FAMILY HISTORY. No one has successfully contacted him in
recent years.

The definite biography of Cardinal James Gibbons was written by John Tracy
Ellis (1952). An earlier biography was written by Allen Sinclair (1922), the
year after the Cardinal's death. Both of these biographies are published in
two volumes each. They can be located in many libraries and obtained from
them through inter-library loan. Shorter biographies have also been
published.
Brief summaries of his life can be found in such books as the widely
available New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967), volume 6, pages 466-468.
Even shorter synopses can be found in such publications as John Delaney's
Dictionary of American Catholic Biography (1984), pages 212-213.
A longer study is given within the bicentennial history of our archdiocese,
Thomas Spalding's The Premiere See (1989/1994), on pages 231-318.
Our archives does not have any distributable materials about him, not even
short pamphlets or leaflets. However, he is so well known that information
is very easily available in the above-listed and many other sources.
However, you may enter the web address for the Archdiocese of Baltimore as
www.archbalt.org. Then click on Archdiocese (lower left). Then click on Our
Historical Legacy (near bottom of middle column). Then click on the
individual biography of James Cardinal Gibbons for some information about
him.

--William Gibbons

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons-Bridgett Walsh

Posted: 5 Mar 2010 6:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find information on Bridgett Walsh's siblings. Do you have anything? Thanks.

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons-Bridgett Walsh

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 1:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi! The info I have is that her father was James Walsh and her mother's last name was Horan. Do not have her first name. I have not personally verified this but obtained it from a posted "tree" at Ancestry.com on the internet. Please let me know if you find any thing esle. Helen

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 1:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you have any information on Cardinal Gibbons father's family? I am particularly interested in the siblings of Thomas, the Cardinal's father. Helen

Re: Cardinal James Gibbons

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query



Yes! The Cardinal had two brothers, who were John.T. Gibbons, who became a wealthy grain merchant in New Orleans.He had a brother called Thomas, who died in America as a young man. I think he was a soldier.His sisters were Cathrine, Mary and Bridgett.

I think Catharine died as a young girl in Ireland. She is buried Ireland with her father in location just outside County Mayo called either Balinrobe or Patry, but, I do know
that Thomas Gibbons(their father) was from Patry.His wife wsa a 'Walsh' before she married her husband.

Hope this helps.
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