NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Robert Gebbie, progenitor of this family, was born in Darvil, Ayrshire, Scotland. The name is found among the Scots of the north of Ireland, spelled usually Gabbey. He married Mary Robertson, of an old Scottish family.
Mary, married Robert Morton, lace curtain manufacurer of Darvil.
Alexander R., mentioned below.
(II) Dr. Alexander R. Gebbie, son of Robert Gebbie, was born Sept. 29, 1833, at Darvil, Ayrshire, Scotland, died at Lowville, N.Y., Oct. 24, 1907. He was educated as a physician and surgeon and practiced medicine until his health failed, and then turned to farming at Lowville. He was often called upon, however, and continued to practice among his neighbors in case of need or emergency. His learning was widely recognized both by physicians and laymen.
He returned to the village of Lowville after a few years, and became interested in various business enterprises, notably the foundry and machine shop and the manufacture of wood pulp. In his business he displayed excellent judgment and he commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him.
He was an able, upright Christian gentleman.
He married, June 6, 1868, Abbie, born Aug. 8, 1841, daughter of Allyn and Ann (Day) Babcock. Her father was son of Caleb and Abigail (Allyn) Babcock. Her grandfather, Caleb Babcock, was the youngest of thirteen children, and he emigrated from Connecticut to New York early in the last century.
Henry B., died May 14, 1886.
Alexander E., mentioned below.
Mary J., born Sept. 9, 1873.
(III) Alexander Erwin, son of Dr. Alexander R. Gebbie, was born at Lowville, Lewis county, N.Y., March 30, 1870. He was educated in the common schools and at Lowville Academy. After leaving school he worked two years in the newspaper business, and then became associated with his father in the mangagment and ownership of a foundry and machine shop at Lowville. Afterwards in partnership with his father and Dr. W. H. Johnston, he began the manufacture of wood pulp. The firm built a pulp mill at Port Leyden, N.Y., and in 1906 he and his father sold their interests in the pulp mill to their partner.
For a time he was a telegraph operator in the employ of the Western Union Telegraph Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Utica, New York. He then returned to Lowville and bought an interest in the Fulton Vise and Machine Manufacturing Company and has been active in the management of that concern to the present time (1910).
In politics he has always been a Republican.
He is a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 759, Odd Fellows, Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free Masons, and of the Lowville Club.
He and his family belong to the Baptist church and take an active and prominent part in the work of the society.
He married, Sept. 12, 1890, at Watertown, N.Y., Ida B., born Jan. 8, 1875, at Edwards, St. Lawrence county, daughter of Truman B. and Mary (Webster) Thompson. Her father is a farmer.
Albert, married Mary Cool.
Sarah Elizabeth, married Frank Gates.
Martha Emeline, married Lyle B. Carter.
Margaret Brodie, married George Morrow.
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