Seven Gibbs brothers: Panama reader looking for Barbados roots

Bajans On Their Way To Panama

Dear Barbados Free Press readers,

I am trying to find information about my grandfather William Gibbs or any of the Gibbs’s brothers (7 in total) that came to Panama to help built the Panama Canal, around 1904. I hear that the seven came together. Could you find out from which Parish they came from and any other background information, on any of them? Thank you very much!

Kenneth Gibbs
Panama

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2 responses to “Seven Gibbs brothers: Panama reader looking for Barbados roots

  1. robert ross

    Suggest writer contacts Velma Newton at the Faculty of Law, UWI, who has written a book on this I think.

  2. Vernon

    I’m from Barbados. Mother’s maiden name was Gibbs. Grandfather was Elton Gibbs. I will check. We are from St. Peter, in a area called Gibbes.