Excerpt from The Gibbs Family Bulletin, Vol. 3: January, 1923 With this number the Gibbs Family Bulletin enlarges its scope in order to represent the interests of the Gibbs Family Association of America. The two previous numbers issued in 1921 and 1922 were fostered and financed by the Blandford branch of the family and a large edition of No. 2 was published and distributed for propaganda purposes. That this work has borne fruit is evidenced by the fact that there are w several state and local branches interested and a national organization kwn as The Gibbs Family Association of America, regularly incorporated, which has assumed the responsibility of publishing the Bulletin and making it a part of its regular family work. This is as it should be, and the Blandford branch gladly resigns the task which it had voluntarily assumed in publishing the two previous numbers. The Bulletin in the future will represent the interests of the National Association as well as the various branches and thus become a medium of communication and a bond of union between all the Gibbs kin of America. The national organization of the Gibbs family, officially kwn as the Gibbs Family Association of America, came into existence as a matter of orderly growth and expansion. As early as 1847 an attempt was made to unite the family group for the purpose of establishing claim to property in England supposed to belong to members of the family in America. In this connection Montgomery B. Gibbs of Chicago published his book A Golden Legacy to the Gibbs Family in America. He did much valuable genealogical work and aroused considerable interest in the Gibbs family among the kinsmen. From that time a number of branches of the family widely scattered over the United States have been in the habit of holding occasional reunions. In 1921, after two years of preliminary work, the descendants of Israel and Mary Gibbs of Blandford, Mass., kwn as the Blandford branch, held their first reunion at Blandford with one hundred and twenty kinsmen present. The circulation of Bulletin No. 2 by this branch brought a large correspondence with members of other branches and stimulated a desire for a general organization. This desire found expression in a call for a meeting signed by prominent members of the family throughout the United States. This call was sent to several hundred of the kinsmen wherever they could be located. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.