Abigail GibbonsAbigail Gibbons
American Philanthropist
1801 – 1893 A.D.

Abigail Gibbons, an American philanthropist, daughter of Isaac T. Hopper, born in Philadelphia.

In 1833 she married James Sloan Gibbons, the author and abolitionist. She greatly assisted her father in the formation of the Isaac T. Hopper Home for discharged prisoners.

During the Civil War she rendered valuable service in the Federal camps and hospitals. On account of her prominence as an abolitionist her home in New York was sacked in the riots of July, 1863.

In 1971 she helped found an infant asylum, and it was chiefly through her instrumentality that the New York reformatory for women and girls was established by the legislature.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.