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Biographical Sketch of Joseph L. Gibbs

(See Conrad)-Joseph Lewis Gibbs born April 29, 1864 in Mattoon, Illinois.

Married August 20, 1891 Eliza Gourd born December 28, 1873 near Claremore.

They are the parents of: Charles A. born January 9, 1894 and Joseph Scott Gibbs born May 6, 1896.

Joseph L. Gibbs is the proprietor of one of the best curio stores of the southwest, with his ability he specializes in American made articles, coins and Navajo blankets.

Mrs. Joseph L. Gibbs is the daughter of John R. and Artemissa (Beavert) Gourd. The former now deceased was born August 5, 1850 married in 1872 Artemassa Beavert born January 4, 1357. John R. Gourd was elected August 5, 1895.

Onai a full blood Cherokee of the Bird Clan married Hamilton Conrad whose father was a Hollander and his mother a Scotch woman. Their oldest son was Rattlinggourd Conrad, but all of his descent in the male line was always known as Rattlinggourd’s or Gourds, instead of Conrad. Rattlinggourd and Polly (Toney) Conrad were the parents of: Jackson and Daniel Rattlinggourd. The former was born in 1809, married Elsie Wilson, born in 1808. He died April 10, 1885 his wife had died on the fourth day of October of the previous year. He was elected judge of Tahlequah District August 5, 1867 and August 7, 1871. Their daughter Charlotte born July 3, 1829 married Larkin Beavertt and they were the parents of: Artemissa Beavert who married John Rattlinggourd the son of the above mentioned Daniel Rattlinggourd whose wife was Eliza Lacey.

Chas. A. Gibbs married April 22, 1920 to a Augusta Griswold born February 21, 1896 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Griswold of Claremore, Okla.

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