Edvard was born in Sweden to Andreas Jeppsson and Margareta Rosendahl in 1844. He was a younger brother of Peter Jepson.
In 1870 when Peter returned with his bride to Oregon, Edvard, now 26 years old, and a younger brother, Frank, went along. Once he reached Empire City on the Coos Bay in Oregon, he and Frank took up residence next door to Peter and Lovisa. He got a job in the company sawmill.
Ten years later, in 1880, he had moved to North Bend but was still working at the sawmill. Two years or so later, he was killed in an accident.
He never married.
1870 Census, Book-Early U S Census of Southwest Coastal Counties of Oregon.
1870 Federal Census, Empire City, Coos Bay County, Oregon (listed as Edward Gibson)
1880 Federal Census, North Bend, Coos County, Oregon (listed as Andreas E. Gibson)
Anderson, Emma Jepson, Notes, 1947, held by granddaughter, Alice Anderson Hanson