John Gibson


1740 – 1822


Who was John Gibson?

John Gibson was a veteran of the French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War, the American Revolutionary War, Tecumseh's War, and the War of 1812. A delegate to the first Pennsylvania constitutional convention in 1790, and a merchant, he earned a reputation as a frontier leader and had good relations with many Native American in the region. At age sixty he was appointed the Secretary of the Indiana Territory where he was responsible for organization the territorial government. He served twice as acting governor of the territory, including a one year period during the War of 1812 in which he mobilized and led the territorial militia to relieve besieged Fort Harrison.


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May 23, 1740
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Lancaster
Apr 10, 1822

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