Memoirs Of John Bannister Gibson, Late Chief Justice Of Pennsylvania; With Hon. Jeremiah S. Black's Eulogy, Notes From Hon. William A. Porter's Essay  by Thomas Pachall Roberts

Memoirs Of John Bannister Gibson, Late Chief Justice Of Pennsylvania; With Hon. Jeremiah S. Black's…

byThomas Pachall Roberts

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JOHN BANNISTER GIBSON, LATE CHIEF JUSTICE OF PENNSYLVANIA. PART FIRST. ANCESTRY AND PERSONAL HISTORY. CHAPTER I. Early Records Of The Family -- Military Services Of Judge Gibson's Father -- And Notices Of His Uncle, General John Gibson. The lineage of persons of note, besides being of interest to the general reader, possesses value to the physiologist, and, indirectly from him, it is to be hoped, the lessons it teaches will prove of benefit to mankind in general. But for most Americans the task of tracing a pedigree on direct lines, beyond a few generations, is a difficult one. This difficulty is probably due to the frequency of marriages between representatives of different races, of different language, and religions, the sundering of national ties, and the consequent loss of interest in such things. However, when it comes to genealogy simply, which admits the lines of maternal ancestry, almost any American can, with the help this double chance affords, reach back to Penn, or to the Mayflower, and having once crossed the ocean with a single syllable of a name, shortly find a great-grand parent among the "honorables," and if he pursues it still further, prove himself to have sprung from the loins of some villainous duke. They were mostly of that stripe, for on one point all history is agreed, viz.,. that the strongest villains became the greatest dukes. Vested with the proud distinction of citizenship, the American who has thus threaded his way back to the ducal, or, perchance, kingly, ermine, can complacently congratulate himself on the fact that, after all, it was not? a descent, but rather an ascent, step by step, which marked his family history from its dark days of blood to these blessed years of enlightened peace. . In the case of John Banni...

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Title:Memoirs Of John Bannister Gibson, Late Chief Justice Of Pennsylvania; With Hon. Jeremiah S. Black's…Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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