I am looking for my relative Joshua J Gibbs born 12 Jan 1819 Preston Co.
VA. He married Sarah E Ledman 1838 in VA. They had 11 children. He moved to
Iowa in 1854 with four of his sons. In 1856 the rest of the family came
and moved to Lime Creek, Washington Co., IA. In the 1860 census they are
living in Elliott Twp, Louisa Co., IA. According to family records Joshua left
his family about civil war time and had enlisted as a civil war soldier but
died before he had to leave. He took off with an unknown girl leaving his
wife and kids at home. He died and is buried at Chippewa Falls, WI also
according to family notes. I can't seem to find anything on him after he left.
I have no death date and Chippewa Falls doesn't have any records of him
either. I need help as to maybe the girl he took off with from Louisa County
or any other info you may have. Thanks in advance for your help. Also if
anyone could go to the Louisa country courthouse and see if there are any land
records or wills that may have been changed after he left it would be
greatly appreciated. Email me at _britters2011(a)aol.com_