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date: 05 March 2021

Gibbes, Robert Wilsonlocked

(08 July 1809–15 October 1866)
  • Charles D. Kay

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Gibbes, Robert Wilson (08 July 1809–15 October 1866), writer, physician, and scientist, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of William Hasell Gibbes, a lawyer, and Mary Philip Wilson. It was a well-established Charleston family. Gibbes’s father achieved considerable notoriety for his achievements in the Revolution, and his grandfather served as chief justice of South Carolina early in the previous century....

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