Find., Fam., Roots., Int., CSR.
(Lt. Col. in Cav.) Private
(D Company in Cav.) C Company
He was born on the 3 December 1842 the son of General George Gibbs and Mary Elizabeth (Leftwich) Dibrell - his father owned 17 slaves.
Attended public and private schools.
He enlisted in the Regiment on the 20 May 1861, he was from White Co, TN..
Transferred to 25th Tenn. Inf. on the 30 August 1862 - his father was Lieutenant Colonel of this Regiment..
Later joined the 8th also13th (Dibrellís later Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry, enlisting 2 September 1862 in Sparta.- This unit was initially organized in White County as independent partisan rangers on 4 September 1862 under the command of Colonel George G. Dibrell his father.
States he had a horse shot out from under him near Columbia, TN, and another near Dalton, GA.
Served to the end and paroled at Washington GA, 9 May 1865 - the 8th were part of the troops from Tennessee that joined President Davis' bodyguard but split off and surrendered at Washington, GA, on the 9 May 1865.
After the he was a Civil War farmer and trader, and he was Postmaster for 4 years, and then Revenue Commissioner 3 or 4 years, then County Court Clerk 16 years, all in White Co, TN.
He married Evaline S. Morgan, born1844 in TN, on the 12 January 1863, she died 1895 in White Co, TN, and was buried at the Bethlehem Cemetery, White Co. She was the daughter of James and Mary (Bradshaw) Morgan. They had three children George Harvey, Mary Louisa and Eugene Waman Debrill.
His second marriage was to Jennie P. Maynard on the 28 January 1897 in Van Buren Co., TN. They had two children Irene and Willene Dibrell.
His filed for a pension #14758 filed on the 13 July 1915 from White Co, TN.
His wife filed a widows pension #10502 on the 28 March 1932 from White Co, TN. this was accepted.
He died on the 6 March 1932. Buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, near Sparta, White Co, TN