in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1445 words.
Gibbons, Thomas (15 December 1757–16 May 1826), planter, lawyer, and steamship owner, was born near Savannah, Georgia, the son of Joseph Gibbons and Hannah Martin, planters. Gibbons was...