Joseph Rankin Gibbins1

ID#  1527, (1833-1885)
Joseph Rankin Gibbins
     Joseph Rankin Gibbins was born on 19 April 1833 in Clark County, Arkansas.2 He was the son of Samuel Gibbins and Mary Crow. He married Lillian Augusta Graves, daughter of Roswell Graves and Eugenia C Clapp, on 3 January 1883 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.3 He died in his son's home in, Big Valley, Lassen County, California, on 30 May 1885 of a gunshot fired by Shasta Co, California Sheriff's Deputy Greenlee who had been attempting to arrest him for attempted murder; Greenlee was killed by Joseph during the gunfight.1,4 He was buried in Lookout Cemetery, Lookout, Modoc County, California.2
Last Edited=17 Jan 2016

Child of Joseph Rankin Gibbins and Lillian Augusta Graves


  1. [S542] Barbara Hill, database report, 10 Jul 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Elias CLAPP."
  2. [S648] Find a Grave, online (, (entry for Joseph Rankin Gibbins).
  3. [S10] David Taft, Pedigree Resource File Disc 15., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Family History Library), Graves family.
  4. [S1071] Sally Haven, compiled history, "Joseph" (… : accessed 25 Jan 2011), (says, quoting a newspaper article dated 3 Jun 1885, "he died at his son's home in Big Valley and was buried at Lookout").