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Gibbs, Luman


14 Mar. 1788–11 Jan 1873. Basket maker. Born in Vermont. Married Philena, 1 Jan. 1810, at Ferrisburgh, Addison Co., Vermont. Served in War of 1812. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ordained a priest by Oliver Cowdery, 25 Oct. 1831. Tended horses of Latter-day Saint militia at Battle of Crooked River, near Ray Co., Missouri, 25 Oct. 1838. Charged with murder and imprisoned at Richmond, Ray Co., and Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri. Apparently agreed to testify against codefendants. Excommunicated in absentia, 26 Apr. 1839 , at council in Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Remained in prison until 4 Nov. 1839. Member of Nashville branch, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, 1840. Moved to Emmet, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, by 1850. Moved to Watertown, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, by 1860. Died at Watertown.