Peggy Foushee Blair (Wife & Mother)


Peggy Forshee Blair, the tenth child and fifth daughter of John Geddes and Sarah Ann Eyre Heron Blair; married Gen. Alfred Gibbs (U. S. Army), son of George and Laura Wolcott Gibbs, of New York City.

Peggy was a woman of considerable beauty and charming, yet resolute, qualities, and spent many of her younger years in the West with her husband. Surrounded there by hostile Indians, numerous were her thrilling adventures, afterward quietly related by Mrs. Gibbs. Her little sons, Alfred and Blair Gibbs, were invited by General Custer to go with him on his famous raid, an adventure Mrs. Gibbs prudently declined for them, and so the boys escaped the tragedy of that massacre.

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“It was while he was in Texas that he met and married Peggy Foushee Blair of Richmond, VA, the sister of a fellow officer.”

Petition by "Peggy F. Gibbs" to congress 1869 for an increase in pension. The Congressional Globe 1869-12-06 Publication date 1869-12-06
Petition to Congress from "Peggy F. Gibbs" in 1871 to congress. The Congressional Globe 1871: Appendix Publication date 1871
Executor's Notice for Peggy F. Gibbs taken from the News Leader, Number 5115, 3 April 1908 Captured on Page 11.

EXECUTOR’S NOTICE. – HAVING qualified as executor of the estate of the late Mrs. Peggy F. Gibbs, all parties having claims against the estate are requested to promptly forward accounts of such claims to my address, at Altoona, Pa., marking letters “Personal.” ALFRED W. GIBBS, Executor.