I am trying to piece together a complete list of the family of James Gibbs (abt 1780-aft 1860).
He married Rebecca Mashbourn (1805-aft 1860) in 1823 and I have the following children for them
from the 1850 census of Yancey Co., NC, p. 389:
Sarah A. Gibbs, b. abt 1826
Thomas R. Gibbs, b. abt 1829
Rebecca S. Gibbs, b. abt 1830
Lois E. Gibbs, b. abt 1832
William F. Gibbs, b. abt 1834
Nancy E. Gibbs, b. abt 1837
Bridget E. Gibbs, b. abt 1839
Martha J. Gibbs, b. abt 1842
Joshua M. Gibbs, b. abt 1844
Harvey J. Gibbs, b. abt 1845
In this census on p. 382, there is also another Gibbs whom I believe is also a son:
James W. Gibbs, b. abt 1828
(Probable birthdate = Nov. 26, 1827)
From James' census listings in Burke Co. in earlier years, I believe he was married before he married Rebecca.
In 1810, he is shown with 1 male, aged 0-10 and a woman I believe was a first wife.
In 1820, he has 1 male and 5 females, aged 1-10, but no wife.
I have seen mention, both on this forum and from another correspondent, that James' first wife was
a Mary Ann Hunter. Can anyone give me more details here? Also, who were their children?
Recently, I have found James and Rebecca Gibbs in the 1860 census for Cherokee Co., GA, p. 784:
Gibbs, James 79 Laborer born NC
" Rebecca 56 " "
" Sarah 32 " "
" Martha 18 " "
" Joshua 16 " " "
" Henry 14 " "
Next to them is a John Gibbs. Is he the son of James and Mary Ann?
Gibbs, John 48 Farmer born NC
" Eliza A. 37 born SC
" Robert E. 16 " born GA
" John W. 11 " "
" Wm W. 8 " "
" Henry P. 6 " "
Also, in 1850, this John Gibbs is listed in Cherokee Co., GA, p. 475
Gibbs, John 38 farmer born NC
" Eliza A. 27 born SC
" Robert D. 6 born GA
" John W. 2 " "
" Mathew M. 26 born NC
Is the Mathew Gibbs here a younger half brother of John, i.e., an oldest son
of James and Rebecca, b. abt 1824? Both Mathew and a known son of James',
Thomas P. Gibbs, are also in the 1860 Cherokee Co., GA census.
Any help with these families would be greatly appreciated.
They are a collateral line, as I am descended from James'
brother, William Gibbs (1779-1850), who helpfully married once
and stayed in one place his entire life!