(November 4, 1849 - September 14, 1831)John Joseph Emmett (J.J.E.) Gibson was born in Dublin, Ireland. Because of an illness, he was left behind with an aunt when his family immigrated to the United States about 1851. Gibson reportedly studied architecture in Dublin, and finally joined his family in St. Louis when he was about sixteen. There he likely learned the brickmaking trade from his father and brothers. Eventually drawn to New Orleans and then to Texas, Gibson married Elizabeth Twomey in Panola County in 1875. They settled in Center in Shelby County, where he opened a brick factory and worked as an architect and master mason.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 1:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15J E 388139 N 6481654|
|Decimal Degrees||31.79521667, -94.18161667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 47.713', W 94° 10.897'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 47' 42.7800" N, 94° 10' 53.8200" W|
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|Area Code(s)||936, 409|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1885 Nacogdoches St, Center TX 75935, US|
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