|Unit||Co. F, 4th New Hampshire Infantry|
|Date||between 1890 and 1915|
|Born||January 22, 1845|
|Place Born||Acton, ME|
|Died||March 8, 1924|
|Place Died||Issaquah, WA|
|Buried||Greenwood Memorial (Renton)|
|Service Record||Residence Somersworth, NH; 18 years old; enlisted on 8/12/1861 as a Private; on 9/18/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NH 4th Infantry; appointed Corporal; re-enlisted on 2/18/1864; POW 8/16/1864 Deep Bottom Run, VA; Released 2/24/1865 (place not stated); discharged on 5/31/1865 at Concord, NH|
|Obit/Notes||-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, March 9, 1924, page 12, column B GEN. TIBBETTS, PIONEER, DIES Gen. George Washington Tibbetts, Civil War veteran, member of one of the early Washington state legislatures, and a former adjutant general of the Washington National Guard, died yesterday at his home at Issaquah. He was seventy-nine years of age. Born June 22, 1845, in York County, Maine, he spent his early boyhood there. At the age of sixteen he joined the Union army. Soon after the close of the war he came to Washington. He became a charter member of Stevens Post No. 1, G. A. R., of this city, which was organized forty-seven years ago. He was also a member of Myrtle Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Issaquah; a charter member of Century Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, and was a member of Stevens Relief Corps No. 1, William McKinley Circle No. 11, Ladies of the G. A. R.; Evergreen Lodge No. 2, Ancient Order United Workmen, and also the Odd Fellows' Lodge. While yet a young man General Tibbetts was elected to the state legislature, where he served with distinction, and later became adjutant general of the Washington National Guard, when that organization was in its infancy. For a number of years he served as head of the Old Soldiers' Home at Orting, Wash. The widow, Mrs. Rebecca A. Tibbetts, and two sons, Wilson R. and Frederick A. Tibbetts, and one daughter, Mrs. Ida T. Goode, all of Issaquah, survive. 606-607, Vol. II HON. GEORGE W. TIBBITTS. - A portrait of Mr. Tibbitts is placed among the illustrations of this history. He was born in Acton, Main, January 22, 1845, and is the son of Daniel and Mary (Witham) Tibbitts, and was the youngest in a family of fifteen children. When our subject was but one year of age, the family suffered the irreparable loss of their mother; and at the age of four years George was placed with an aunt in West Milton, New Hampshire, with whom he remained until he was fifteen years of age. He then went to Great Falls, in the same state, to do for himself. July 12, 1861, being then but sixteen years of age, he enlisted in Company F, Fourth New Hampshire Infantry, with which he served for three years. On the expiration of that time he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment, during which time he attained the rank of orderly sergeant. Mr. Tibbitts during his army life suffered the privations and hardships that caused thousands of the brave boys to succumb. On August 15, 1864, at the battle of Deep Bottom, he with thirty-eight of his company was taken prisoner and incarcerated in Libby Prison. One month later they were transferred tot he famous Belle Isle, where he remained until October, 1864. They were then sent to Saulsbury, South Carolina, where Mr. Tibbitts remained until March 14, 1865, when he was returned again to Libby Prison, from which he was paroled in the latter part of March, 1865. In June, 1865, owing to a broken constitution caused by his long imprisonment, he was mustered out of the service, and returned to his former home in New Hampshire to recuperate. A short time afterwards he started west for the benefit of his health, and finally located in Monitor county, Missouri, where he engaged in a mercantile business until 1871, when he with his wife and family came to Portland, Oregon, and one year later to Puget Sound, locating in 1872 on his present valuable property near the present thriving town of Gilman, Washington, where he has since resided, with the exception of one year on Whidby Island and three years in the mercantile trade at Renton, during which time he was postmaster of the above place. Mr. Tibbitts has added from time to time to his original purchase at Gilman, until he now possesses a valuable estate of over one thousand acres. Together with the management of his general store in Gilman, he is engaged in farming and hop-raising on a large scale, and is looked upon as one of the leading as well as substantial men of King county. Mr. Tibbitts was one of the organizers of Grand Army Post No. 1, of Washington, which is appropriately named "General I.I. Stevens Post," in honor of the general of that name, and who was the first governor of Washington Territory. Mr. Tibbitts was elected senior vice-commander at its organization, and one year later was elected commander. In 1887 he was elected to the territorial legislature, and in 1881 was elected brigadier-general of state militia for two years. For ten years he has been justice of the peace, notary public and postmaster of Squawk. In 1889 Mr. Tibbitts was a member of the constitutional convention that met at Olympia to frame the constitution for the new State of Washington. Mr. Tibbitts was united in marriage in Missouri, in March, 1868, to Miss Rebecca Wilson, a native of that state, by which union they have a family of four children. He is a gentleman of broad and liberal views, and through energy and perseverance has amassed a competency, and enjoys the esteem and confidence of the residents of the entire community in which he lives.|
Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sunday, March 9, 1924
Gen. Tibbetts, Pioneer, Dies
Gen. George Washington Tibbetts, Civil War Veteran, member of the early Washington National Guard died yesterday at his home at Issaquah he was seventy-nine years of age.
Born June 22 1845 in York County, Maine, he spent his boyhood there. At the age of sixteen he joined the Union Army. Soon after the close of the war he came to Washington.
He became a charter member of Stevens Post No. 1, G. A. R., of this city, which was organized forty-seven years ago. He was also a member of Myrtle Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Issaquah; a charter member of Century Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of Stevens Relief Corps No. 1, William McKinley Circle No. 11, Ladies of the G. A. R.; Evergreen Lodge No. 2, Ancient Order of United Workmen and also the Odd Fellows Lodge.
While a young man General Tibbetts was elected to the State Legislature were he served with distinction and later became adjutant general of the Washington National Guard, when that organization was in its infancy.
For a number of years he served as the head of the Old Soldiers Home at Orting Washington.
The widow Mrs. Rebecca A. Tibbetts, and two sons Wilson and Frederick Tibbetts, and one daughter, Mrs Ida Goode survive.
George Washington Tibbetts married Miss Rebecca Ann Wilson, daughter of George and Sarah (Mc Pherson) Wilson on March 11, 1868 in Missouri. The couple lived in Missouri a couple of years were George had some business ventures and did some farming, then did some homesteading in Oregon before moving to Washington. They were among the first to settle there. George was a prominent business man. When he lived in Renton he started a partnership with Harmon Snow and established what was recorded as Renton's first mercantile. The couple had five children three grew to maturity.
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