Colonel John Gibson


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Gibson, JOHN, military officer; born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1740. While still a boy he was with the expedition which captured Fort Duquesne in 1757. He married the Indian chief Logan's sister; took part in the negotiations between Logan and Lord Dunmore in 1774; was in active service throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1801 Jefferson appointed him secretary of the Indiana Territory, which office he held till it became a State. He died at Braddock's Field, Pa., April 10, 1822.



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