On May 12, 1847 at Brandon, Vermont, United States a meeting was held to form an organization of the Gibbs family’s of America. The purpose of the organization was to investigate reports circulating in the United States relative to a large unclaimed property, which had’ been left in England for the Gibbs’s in the United States of America. The Association voted unanimously to appoint Columbus Smith, Esq., of Salisbury, Vermont, Agent, for the purpose of looking after the property in England, said to belong to the Gibbs’. Smith proceeded to England, made the desired search, and reported thereon to the President of the Association. The Association published 500 copies of his report for the use of the members of the Association. The following account of his search for William Gibbs of Frome is extracted from that report.