James B. Gibbs lecture notebooks  1846
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James Burnet Gibbs was born in Norwalk, Ohio, on May 21, 1822, the son of David Gibbs and Elizabeth Lockwood. He graduated from Yale College in 1843, and entered Yale Divinity School the following year. In 1845, he received his license to preach, and he remained at Yale as a resident student until after the death of his fiancée, Tirzah M. Williams, in August 1847. He then returned to Norwalk and Hudson, Ohio, but finding himself in ill health, he temporarily moved south. He later returned to Ohio, where he died on August 3, 1850.