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Gibson, Gumpp, and Younce families papers

Identifier: MSS-135

Scope and Contents

The collection seems to be mostly the papers of Taylor Gibson and his work as township trustee. It includes a brief journal, a teacher's contract book and a series of warranty deeds, mortgage and marriage contracts, dated 1868-1906.


  • Creation: 1868-1921

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Members of the Gibson, Gumpp, Younce families were among the early pioneers of Delaware County. Robert Gibson, a native of the Carolinas, established his home in Monroe Township. His grandson, Taylor G. Gibson, became one of the leading farmers of Delaware County, raising both cattle and hogs. He served as township trustee from 1900 through 1905 and was then elected to the county council.

On February 22, 1882, Mr. Gibson married Miss Rosetta Gumpp, daughter of David and Susan (Younce) Gumpp of Union Township. The Gumpps were also early pioneers, coming to Delaware County in 1835. Mr. & Mrs. Gibson eventually became the parents of eight children.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed on 1994/04/07 by J. Richards. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/05 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/02 by Bethany Fiechter.

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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA