Charles was born March 20, 1846, and went to Asberry Mission School at the age of ten, where he remained for three years. Leaving there he returned home and commenced farming with his father, John C. Gibson, a white man, who married the niece of Opothleyoholo, one of the most intelligent of the Creek Indians, and a leading man and chief for many terms. Charles remained with his father until the end of 1865, when he joined the Confederate army, in which service he spent six months. On December 20, 1868, he married Miss Susan Williams, grandniece of the celebrated Tom Starr, of Cherokee fame. By his marriage he has no issue, but such is the kindness of himself and wife, that they have partly raised thirty orphan girls. If this is not good evidence of generous hearts and true charity, works are of little avail. In 1869 Mr. Gibson commenced clerking for Mr. Fisher, of Fishertown, with whom he remained two and a half years. After this time he went to work for the Messrs. Grayson Brothers, of Eufaula, in whose employment he still remains. At one period he was a member of the firm, but owing to the unsuccessful cotton speculation he had to sell out. On several occasions his people requested him to run for representative of his district, assuring him of success, but having no desire to enter into politics he invariably refused. Charles has been a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, and was master of the same for two terms. He is a man of sterling worth, while his integrity and honesty is universally known among his acquaintances.
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