Painting of Nehemiah Gibson by Nelson
A. Primus - 1883
1. Nehemiah Gibson was born in Ashby, Suffolk, Massachusetts on
16 April 1816 and died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
on 25 April 1882. He was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth
(Maynard) Gibson who had 12 children. He marrired Lucy
Hubbard Paine/Payne on 9 March 1843 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
Lucy was born on 4 October 1813, in Center Harbor, Belknap, New
Hampshire  and died on 21 April 1878, in Boston, Suffolk,
Massachusetts. She was the daughter of William and Hannah
(Rogers) Paine. After the death of Lucy he married Ann
B. (Pierce) Magoun on 25 June 1879.
Children of Nehemiah and Lucy are:
i. Charles N. Gibson was born 16 Jan 1844 and died on 5 Aug 1844
of "dropsy on the brain".
ii. Susan "Susie" Haynes Gibson was born on 23 Jan 1846
in Cambridge, Massachusetts and died on 10 Feb 1885 in Boston,
Massachusetts. Susie married Elliot Ritchie on 9 June 1862 in
Keene, Cheshire New Hampshire. Elliot was born on 24 July 1841
in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts and died on was the son of James
and Caroline (Richards) Ritchie.
iii. Charles Earl Gibson was born on 9 Sep 1852 in Boston, Suffolk,
Massachusetts and died in New York, Manhattan, New York on 13
April 1913. He married Loretta "Carrie" Varney on 9
June 1874. Carrie was the daughter of Moses C. and Loretta (Payne)
Nehemiah resided in Ashby for several years learning the carpenter's
trade. From there he moved to Concord, Massachusetts where he finished
his trade. Later he spent time in Cambridgeport and finally came
to Boston in 1837 where he resided until his death on 25 April 1882.
While in East Boston Nehemiah was heavily involved in the wood
and coal business through his business the N. Gibson & Company
which was located on Lewis Street. Early in his connection with
this business he was associated with Mr. Thomas French on Marginal
street, and later with Mr. Alonzo Crosby; during the latter connection
his plan of business was on a large number of government transports
several of which he has altered to sailing vessels which he has
engaged in the merchant service.
Mr. Gibson was for several years president of the
Maverick National Bank, succeeding the late Samuel Hall,
and at the time of his death a director; he was a member of the
Board of Directors of East Boston Ferrie from April 1, 1870 to Jan.
1, 1872, and from May 1872 to May 1878, and its president from April
1, 1870 to January 1872.
Additionally, Nehemiah Gibson served on the Common Council for
the City of Boston in 1857 and 1858 and he served on the Board of
Aldermen for the City of Boston in 1861, 1870, 1871, 1873, and 1877.1
He also served one term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
as a Democrat in 1860.2 He ran for Mayor of Boston in
1876 but lost in the primaries.
Mayorality - Boston Daily Globe - 28 November 1876
More on Nehemiah Gibson
and the Boston City Government
Nehemiah Gibson is buried at Mount
Auburn Cemetery. He is located on Nightingale Path in Lot
4539. He is buried there along with his wife Lucy H. (Payne/Paine)
Gibson and his children : Charles Nehemiah Gibson, Susan H. (Gibson)
Ritchie and Charles Earl Gibson. Elliot Ritchie, husband of Susan
H. Gibson is also buried there. Finally - Mary Jane Gibson is also
buried there - she may be the second wife of Charles Earl Gibson.
Gibson - Birth Record - Ashby Massachusetts | Nehemiah
Gibson Birth Record Photocopy of Original - Ashby Mass | Nehemiah
Gibson Obituary - East Boston Advocate 29 April 1882
 Nehemiah Gibson
- Death Record - Massachusetts Archives
 John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts and His
Descendants 1634-1899 by Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson Published
in 1900. pp.285-286.
 Marriage Record for Nehemiah Gibson and Lucy Hubbard Paine. Boston
Marriages, 1800-1849; Vol.1. From Ancestry.com
 Birth Record for Lucy Hubbard Paine - Vital Records of Cambridge
Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1. Births. Compiled by Thomas
W. Baldwin member of NEHGS, Boston Mass. 1914. Page 288.
Hubbard (Payne) Gibson - Massachusetts Archives Death Record
Hubbard (Payne) Gibson Obituary - East Boston Advocate 27 April
| Lucy H. Gibson
Death Card - Mount Auburn Cemetery1878
Boston Municipal Register 1877
Massachusetts House of Representatives - Thanks to
Gibson Tax Records - 1858
Haynes (Gibson) Ritchie Obituary - East Boston Advocate 14 February
Haynes (Gibson) Ritchie - Massachusetts Archives Death Record
Gibson Death Card - Mount Auburn Cemetery