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George Gibson, b. 1763, NC

George Gibson, b. 1763, NC

Annadella Paschal (View posts)
Posted: 7 Aug 2001 1:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:02PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, adams, allen, applewhite, baker, baldwin, barieau, barnett, barney, barris, beal, bell, blackman, booth, boucher, bragg, brake, briscoe, brooks, brown, browne, calhoun, calom, carroll, carter, childress, church, cobbins, collier, combs, cook
[Please remember: this work is in progress and the following is only a portion of the information I have and does not include many people whose names I have yet to add in this file. – Annadella Paschal]


Places associated with family listed below: (naturally, most places are unknown as of this time, so cannot be listed)
AK: Anchorage, /AR: Benton Co., Bentonville, Bonneville, Fayetteville, Garfield, Glades, Pea Ridge, Rogers, Westley, / CA: Anaheim, Berkley, Burbank, Concord, Downey, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, unk. / CO: Pueblo / FL: Coral Gables, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie Co., Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, / GA: unk. / ID: Boise, unk. / IL: Chicago / KS: Cave Springs, Elk Co., Howard, Salina, / KY: unk. / I.T.: Indian Territory, / MN: St. Paul, unk. / MO: Barry Co., Boone Co., Carthage, Cassville, Centreville, Columbia, Crawford Co., Douglas Co., Excelsior Springs, Exeter, Greene Co., Hughesville, James River, Joplin, Kansas City, Lawrence Co., Marionville, Maryville, Mt. Vernon, Neosho, Newton Co., Sarcoxie, Seligman, Spring River, Springfield, St. Louis, Stella, Sweetwater, Verona, Washburn, unk. / NC: Guilford, Jacksonville, Washington, unk. / NV: Pieche, Reno,Rieche, unk. / NY: New York City / OH: Toledo, /OK: Caddo, Chattanooga, Durant, Enid, Medford, Mountain View, Norman, Oklahoma City, unk. / PA: Philadelphia., unk. / SC: Washington, unk. /TN: Campbell Co., Cumberland Gap, Giles Co., Hancock Co., Hawkins Co., Rhea Co., unk. / TX: Austin, Claburne, Cleborne, Clebourne, Cleburne, Edna, Robstown, Ysleta, unk. / UT: Salt Lake City, unk. / VA: Norfolk, Scott Co., Washington D.C. /WA: Auburn, Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver,

NOTE: It has been a long standing Gibson family claim that James Knox Polk , the 11th President of the United States, is a relative through his grandmother, _____ GIBSON, although this writer has found nothing on this grandmother nor on Polk’s mother’s family – his mother was said to be Jane KNOX.

We begin with George GIBSON, whose parents are as of yet unknown by this writer.

George GIBSON was born December 30, 1763, in North Carolina, to unknown (as yet) parents. He moved his family to Giles County, Tennessee, in 1810, then moved to North Carolina and died there August 23, 1836. In North Carolina, he married Ann KNOX, who was born in South Carolina, December 24, 1764, and died February 17, 1849. Their children were all born in Guilford Co., North Carolina, except for Joseph, who was born in South Carolina.

1. (ALP line) George Moore GIBSON, (qv), born September 20, 1790, in Guilford, North Carolina, and died December 28, 1845, in Lawrence Co., Missouri. In 1809, in NC, he married Mary Ann ELLIOTT, b. August 4, 1785, in NC?.

2. James GIBSON, (qv), born July 14, 1792, in Guilford, North Carolina, and died July 28, 1872, assumed in North Carolina.

3. Mary GIBSON, born December 18, 1796, in Guilford, North Carolina, and died January 3, 1878, in Lawrence Co., Missouri. She married (date unknown) in Giles Co., Tennessee, to William RAY (born December 5, 1792, and died July 4, 1856, in Lawrence Co., Missouri). Both of them are buried in Lee Cemetery in Verona, Missouri.

4. William GIBSON, born in abt. 1798, in Guilford, North Carolina, (death information unknown), and married Mahala HUFFACRE in Lawrence Co., Missouri.

5. Joseph GIBSON, born in abt. 1798, in South Carolina, he remained in Giles Co., Tennessee, and did not go to Missouri per family interviews.

6. “Patsy” GIBSON, born in (given name and birth date unknown) Guilford, North Carolina, and died in Giles Co., Tennessee. She married a (given name unknown) DICKEY.

7. Nancy GIBSON, born abt. 1803, in Guilford, North Carolina. Death information unknown. She married Daniel BEAL in Giles Co., Tennessee.

8. Samuel GIBSON, born (birth date unknown) in Guilford, North Carolina, and married Ann KNOX, who was a cousin.

9. Anna GIBSON, born (birth date unknown) in Guilford, North Carolina, and died (death date unknown) in Giles Co., Tennessee. Marriage information unknown.

10. Jane GIBSON, born after 1803, in Guilford, North Carolina, death and marriage information unknown. In 1836, she was willed by her father: “One sorrel Mare, saddle and bridle, two cows, one cupboard and one beauro.”

1. George Moore GIBSON served as a private in Capt. John Dobbins Company, under Col. Thomas Williamson, from September 28, 1814, to April 27, 1815, Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen. He received $56 for 7 months pay, $64 for use of his own horse, and $50 as pay for his horse which died from lack of government forage.

In 1809, in North Carolina, he married Mary Ann ELLIOTT, who was born August 4, 1785, and died July 19, 1852, in Lawrence Co., Missouri. Both George and Mary Ann (Elliott) GIBSON were buried in Lee Cemetery, in Verona, Barry Co., Missouri.

In the first week of October, 1831, George Moore GIBSON and James E. WHITE (who had married in Giles Co., Tennessee, Ann “Annie” GIBSON, the oldest child of George M. and Mary Ann (Elliott) GIBSON) moved into the area west of Springfield, Missouri, and settled in the area – WHITE in Verona on the Spring River, and GIBSON about a mile north of there. Area then was Crawford Co. (organized in 1829), then was cut into Greene County (1833), then was cut into Barry Co. in 1835, and into present Lawrence Co., as of February 14, 1845. A tradition, believed to be true, but not confirmed, is that WHITE and GIBSON were in Springfield, Missouri area in the Fall or early Winter of 1830, and were living at that time not too far from “Fullbright’s”, the only store in Springield. At that time, GIBSON ran a smithy and wagon shop, and farmed, with Margaret M. (Gibson) WASSON’s aid when they moved to Spring River. “There was plenty of grain and other feeds for livestock and a supply of meat and dried vegetables for the family.” A shelter evidently had been built previous to the last week in October, 1831.

When Lawrence County, Missouri, was set up in 1845, George Moore GIBSON was appointed a Justice of the Peace and served until his death, on December 28, 1845. Washington SMITH was the first Sheriff of Lawrence Co., Missouri. In May, 1846, Samuel S. WILLIAMS was the County Clerk, and Thomas HARSH (or MARSH) a deputy. Thomas HARSH (?) was the first Circuit Clerk and Ex-Offic____? Order.


On February 3, 1846, George M. GIBSON had not been issued an official Seal and used “my private seal” (“an elongated, diamond shaped paper, which is sound and firmly in place on that deed, in 1958.” The “GIBSONs were “devout Cumberland Presbyterians and annually held a camp meeting at the old “Camp-Meeting Ground” now [in early 1950s] Lee Cemetery north of Verona, Mo.” A new church building has replaced the original across the road from the cemetery. Lee Cemetery is [in early 1950s] an extra-well kept one, lying on the banks of Spring River, with huge old trees shading the older part of the cemetery and the reunion area next to the road.”

When GIBSON and WHITE settled on Spring River, there were many roving bands of Delaware Indians whose main camp was on the James River south of Springfield. They were peaceable and friendly and there were no “accidents.”

Sarcoxie at that time was called Centreville.

[NOTE: Remember that George Moore GIBSON’s father , George GIBSON had married in North Carolina to Ann KNOX who had been born in South Carolina. Ann KNOX’s family was related to the ELLIOTT family, and perhaps her mother was an ELLIOTT. My question here is, does that mean the ELLIOTTs and KNOXs were South Carolina families around the time of Ann KNOX’s birth? Ann KNOX was George Moore GIBSON’s mother. Then, George Moore GIBSON (Ann KNOX’s son) married Mary Ann ELLIOTT [a cousin?, also related to the KNOX family.] I would list the children of George Moore GIBSON’s siblings, but they are unknown to me as of this time (2001).]

(Children of George Moore GIBSON and Mary Ann ELLIOTT, all born in Giles Co., Tennessee) were:

1-1 Ann “Annie” GIBSON, b. 31 Oct. 1810, Giles Co., TN, d. 20 Aug. 1858, Lawrence Co., MO, m. James E. WHITE (b. 6 Aug. 1809, Giles Co., TN, s/o Sarah GAMBLE and John m. (Madison?) WHITE of South Carolina. It was James Madison WHITE who in 1888, “was knocked clear off railroad tracks into the fields, with no bodily harm.” Four of Sarah and John WHITE’s children, (b. abt. 1831, 1833, 1835 and 1845) although all born in the same house, were each born in a different county. After Annie’s death in 1858, John M. WHITE married Mrs. Nancy IRWIN.

Children of “Annie” GIBSON and James E. WHITE were:

1-1-1 John Burton WHITE, b. 11 Oct. 1831, probably in Springfield, MO, and d. 19 Oct. 1889, m. Rebecca ____.

Children of Rebecca _____ and John Burton WHITE were:

1-1-1-1 John Burton WHITE (Jr.), b. ?, d. ?, m. Rose Nettie SMART.

Children of Rose Nettie SMART and John Burton WHITE were:

1-1-1-1-1 Alfred Kermit WHITE, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-1-1-2 Burton Ewing WHITE, b. 29 May 1885, d. 1 Oct. 1950.
1-1-1-1-3 Major Gene WHITE, b. ?, d. ?. m. _____ SULLINGER.

1-1-1-2 Sarah WHITE, b. ?, d. 1868, m. ?.
1-1-1-3 Minnie V. WHITE, b. ?, d. 1875, m. ?.
1-1-1-4 William M. WHITE, b. 23 Sep. 1857, d. ?, m. ?.

1-1-2 Moore Gibson WHITE, b. 7 Sep. 1833, d. 27 Apr. 1854, m. ?.
1-1-3 William Newton WHITE, b. 1834?, d. 25 Apr. 1854, m. Rebecca _______? WHITE, b. 14 Oct. 1833, d. 16 Aug. 1916. (NOTE: it is unclear if Rebecca was wife of William Newton WHITE or Moore Gibson WHITE.)

1-1-4 Sarah WHITE, b. 1836, d. ?, m. 1857, to John F. MARBUT, b. 1832, Giles Co., TN, s/o Philip and Ada Thomas MARBUT.

Children of Sarah WHITE and John F. MARBUT were:

1-1-4-1 James Philip MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-2 William Newton MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-3 Thomas L. MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-4 Ada Anna MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-5 John Franklin MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-6 Martha L. MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-7 Ida Alice MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-8 F. Genia MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-4-9 Sarah Mardella MARBUT, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-1-5 Gideon LaFayette WHITE, b. 1836, d. ?, m. ?. He lived in Verona, MO, in 1950s.

1-1-6 Alfred Alexander B. WHITE, b. 28 Nov. 1842, d. 2 July 1922, m. Clarissa E. _____?, b, 27 April 1843, d. 25 July 1922. They lived in Marionville, MO. Gravestones of A.A.B. WHITE family show their deceased children as being:

1-1-6-1 Emma WHITE, b. 3 Jan. 1868, d. ?., died as child.
1-1-6-2 Vendor WHITE, b. ?, d. 25 June 1871, died at age 1 year, 7 months and 22 days.
1-1-6-3 Charles E. WHITE, b. ?, d. 2 Dec. 1871, at age 23 days.
1-1-6-4 Eva WHITE, b. ?, d. 30 Aug. 1875, at age 2 years, 11 months, and 2 days.
1-1-6-5 Freddie WHITE, b. ?, d. 10 Sep. 1877, at age 9 months and 15 days.
1-1-6-6 Kate WHITE, b. ?, d. 4 Nov. 1881, at 3 years, 4 months and 24 days.
1-1-6-7 James WHITE, b. ?, d. 19 Jul. 1882, at age 8 days.
1-1-6-8 Oldson B. WHITE, b. ?, d. 27 May 1884, at age 5 months and 23 days.
1-1-6-9 Joseph (?) R. WHITE, b. 1881, d. 1931, m. ?.
1-1-6-10 Emma (?) P. WHITE, b. 1862, d. 1955.

1-1-7 James G. WHITE, b. 15 Dec. 1844, d. 25 May 1857 (he was not found in the biography of J.M. White, but his gravestone was found with the family graves in Lee Cemetery).

1-1-8 David Gibson WHITE, b. 25 Jan. 1847, d. 1 Feb. 1912, Fayetteville, AR, m. Dora H. (Hansard or Hansford?) WILLIAMS, d/o Caroline GIBSON and John HANSARD (or HANSFORD?). [NOTE: Caroline GIBSON was d/o David Elliott GIBSON, listed above, and who served in the First Missouri Cavalry in the Civil War. He was a Station Agent for the St. Louis – San Francisco Railroad, at Carthage, MO, and in Arkansas.

1-1-9 Leona J. WHITE, b. 1850, d. ?, m. Isaac YOUNG, M.D., of Ohio, (b. 1828, s/o Lydia BOOTH and John YOUNG). Isaac YOUNG was a surgeon in the Ohio 27th Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.

Children of Leona J. WHITE and Isaac YOUNG were:

1-1-9-1 Ernest YOUNG, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-9-2 John YOUNG, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-9-3 Fred YOUNG, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-9-4 Vinton YOUNG, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-1-9-5 Francis YOUNG, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-1-10 Mary WHITE, b. ?, d. ?, m. William DYER, lived in Springfield, MO.
1-1-11 Finis E. WHITE, b. ?, given in J.M. WHITE biographical sketch, but not otherwise found. He was administrator of his father’s estate.

1-2 Elizabeth GIBSON, b. 25 Dec. 1812, d. 23 Dec. 1889?, m. 1st to Locke Hadson Will LOCKE in TN. She married 2nd time 30 Mar 1841, Lawrence Co., MO, to Lee Marion DUGGER (b. 17 May 1819, Giles Co., TN, d. 25 April 1898, in TX.) Elizabeth and Lee M. DUGGER moved to Texas after 1869. [NOTE: Louisa Adeline GIBSON, orphan daughter of Louisa Adeline WASSON and Eli GIBSON (who had been living with Elizabeth and Lee DUGGER) married 18 Feb. 1869 to William James THOMAS, at the L.M. DUGGER home in Lawrence Co., MO. Lee and Elizabeth DUGGER evidently took in Louisa A. GIBSON after both of her parents died in Jan. and Feb. of 1858. Louisa Adeline GIBSON was born in 1850 in Verona, MO.]

1-2-1 Martha Jane DUGGER, B. 1842, D. 2 March 1862, m. ?.

1-2-2 George Moore DUGGER, b. 15 Mar. 1844, d. 1922, m. 1866, to Permelia Evans LOWDER, b. 26 Jan. 1848, in Verona, MO, d. 1927. (She was d/o Matthew Harrison LOWDER, b. 1802, d. 1875, the s/o Margaret HARRISON (d. 1815, VA) and William LOWDER (b. 1773, VA). This William LOWDER was s/o John and Hannah LOWDER. Permelia’s mother was Alathea DAVIDSON (1809-1887), the d/o Sara Jane ALLEN (1782-1881) and John DAVIDSON (1781-1834). Sarah Jane ALLEN’s parents were Alathea HALE (1772, VA, 1858, TN) and Daniel ALLEN (1764-1834). Sarah Jane ALLEN’s grandfathers were Thomas ALLEN and Richard HALE (1749-1837). George Moore DUGGER served in Co. B 1st Mounted Calvary in the Civil War.)

1-2-2-1 John Wiley DUGGER, b. 22 June 1867, d. ?, m. ?.

1-2-2-2 Walter Allen DUGGER, b. ?, d. 3 Feb. 1909, m. Maggie CALOM.

Children of Maggie CALOM and Walter Allen DUGGER were:

1-2-2-2-1 (TWIN) Raymond DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. Addie GIBSON, Henryetta ___, Tes. _____?.
1-2-2-2-2 (TWIN) Ruth DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-2-3 Eva DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. John BRAGG.
1-2-2-2-4 Mable DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. Ed VAN HOUTON.
1-2-2-2-5 Douglas DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-2-6 Ethel DUGGER, b. 1900, d. ?, m. George JENNINGS, in Long Beach, Calif.

1-2-2-3 Florence Lee DUGGER, b. 10 Feb. 1873, d. ?, m. Harrison E. MIDDLETON.

The children of Florence Lee DUGGER and Harrison E. MIDDLETON were:

1-2-2-3-1 Lee Roy MIDDLETON, b. 1896, d. ?, m. Mary McSPADDEN.
1-2-2-3-2 Lucille MIDDLETON, b. 1899, d. ?, m. V.C. WIGGINS.
1-2-2-3-3 Joel D. MIDDLETON, b. 1902, d. ?, m. Marcia MORTON.
1-2-2-3-4 George MIDDLETON, b. 1905, d. 1911 at age 6 years.
1-2-2-3-5 Florence MIDDLETON, b. 1907, d. ?, m. A.D. TINKER, Edna, TX.
1-2-2-3-6 Ruth MIDDLETON, b. 1910, d. ?, m. Leslie ZIMMERMAN, TOMBALL (?)
1-2-2-3-7 Harrison Ed MIDDLETON, b. 1913, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-3-8 Charles Ewing MIDDLETON, b. 1913, d. ?, m. ?.

1-2-2-4 Charles Matthew DUGGER, b. 30 March 1882, d. ?, m. Mittee O’DANIEL, in Edna, TX.

The children of Mittee O’DANIEL and Charles Matthew DUGGER were:

1-2-2-4-1 Bertha Olivia DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-4-2 Joe Carroll DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-4-3 Mary Elizabeth DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-4-4 Charles DUGGER, Jr., b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-2-2-5 George Lowder DUGGER, b. 1883, d. 1953, m. Ida Sue EVANS.

The children of Ida Sue EVANS and George Lowder DUGGER were:

1-2-2-5-1 Harry Elmer DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-5-2 Malcom DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-5-3 Dats (?) (or Dale ?) Elsie DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. ____? WETTERMARK.

1-2-2-6 Martha Janie DUGGER, 5 Aug. 1865, d. 1932, m. John Applewhite HARRIS.

Children of Martha Janie DUGGER and John Applewhite HARRIS were:

1-2-2-6-1 Janet HARRIS, b. 1911, d. ?, m. O. F. GARRETT, Ysleta, TX. (They lived at 208 Wanda Way in Ysleta, TX)
1-2-2-6-2 John Hauder HARRIS, b. 1921, killed in action during WWII in 1944.
1-2-2-6-3 Florence Lillian HARRIS, b. 1926, d. ?, m. Carleton VAN SICKLE.

Children of Florence Lillian HARRIS and Carleton VAN SICKLE were:

1-2-2-6-3-1 Janet Lee VAN SICKLE, b. 1951, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-6-3-2 John Carleton VAN SICKLE, b. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.
1-2-2-6-3-3 Gordon Harris VAN SICKLE, b. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.

1-2-3 Mary Ann DUGGER, b. 1842, d. 1914, not married.

1-2-4 Allen Miller DUGGER, b. 10 Jan. 1848, d. ?, m. Ella SCOTT.

The children of Ella SCOTT and Allen Miller DUGGER were:

1-2-4-1 Mary Ann DUGGER, b. 1880, d. ?, m. Ernest YOUNG, in Robstown, TX.
1-2-4-2 William Scott DUGGER, b. 1881, d. ?, m. ?.

1-2-4-3 Allen Miller DUGGER, b. ?, d. ?, m. Lela BROOKS, in Los Angeles, Calif.
1-2-4-4 Birdie Alice DUGGER, d. ?, d. ?, m. Leslie FORRISTER, in Austin, TX.

Children of Birdie Alice DUGGER and Leslie FORRISTER were:

1-2-4-4-1 Kappa FORRISTER.
1-2-4-4-2 Douglas FORRISTER.
1-2-4-4-3 Sallie Mae FORRISTER.
1-2-4-4-4 Gussie FORRISTER.
1-2-4-4-5 LaNelle FORRISTER.

(NOTE: The following children are noted as being the grandchildren of Ella SCOTT and Allen Miller DUGGER, and belong to one of their above listed children.):

1-2-4-?-1 Earl
1-2-4-?-2 Birdie Maud
1-2-4-?-3 Allen Lee
1-2-4-?-4 Ernest

1-2-5 Lee Marion DUGGER, b. 1857, d. ?, m. Ada VAN LANDINGHAM, in Robstown, TX.

Children of Ada VAN LANDINGHAM and Lee Marion DUGGER were:

1-2-5-1 Ella DUGGER.
1-2-5-2 Buford DUGGER.
1-2-5-3 Lynn DUGGER.
1-2-5-4 Ada Vivian DUGGER.

1-3 David Elliott GIBSON, b. 29 May 1814, d. 21 Feb. 1888, m. 19 Feb. 1837, to Elizabeth HOWELL, b. 20 March 1816, in Florence, AL, d. 17 Feb. 1899. (Elizabeth HOWELL was the d/o Mary GRIMES and John HOWELL who moved from Giles Co., TN, to Arkansas in 1830.)

1-3-1 (?) Polly Ann GIBSON, b. 14 Jan. 1838, d. 23 Jan. 1889 (no confirmation, only family history notes and nothing else).

1-3-2 Mary Carolina GIBSON, b. 10 April 1839, d. ?, m. John HANSARD on 29 Jan. 1861 (Marriage license, HANSFORD).

Children of Mary Carolina GIBSON and John HANSARD or HANSFORD were:

1-3-2-1 Dora HANSARD, b. ?, d. ?, m. 1st: ___ WILLIAMS, m. 2nd: David WHITE (qv).
1-3-2-2 Harvey HANSARD, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-3-2-3 Charles HANSARD, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-3-3 Sarah Elizabeth GIBSON, b. 20 Dec. 1841, d. ?, m. 19 Dec. 1860, to Joseph FULLERTON.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth GIBSON and Joseph FULLERTON were:

1-3-3-1 Willie FULLERTON.
1-3-3-2 Minnie FULLERTON.
1-3-3-3 Clyde FULLERTON.
1-3-3-4 Carolyn FULLERTON.

1-3-4 Caledonia GIBSON, b. 30 Dec. 1842, d. 24 April 1904, m. 8 Aug. 1866, to Samuel LaFayette ELLIOTT, s/o of Kiziah BELL and Samuel W. ELLIOTT, Jr. (NOTE: was he related to Mary Ann ELLIOTT?)

Children of Caledonia GIBSON and Samuel LaFayette ELLIOTT were:

1-3-4-1 Ora (sp?) ELLIOTT, b. ?, d. ?, m. John CURRY.

Children of Ora (?) ELLIOTT and John CURRY were?

1-3-4-1-1 Lola M. CURRY, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?. (She lived in the 1950s at 514 – 19th St., M.W., Washington, NC or SC (text almost illegible)
1-3-4-1-2 David CURRY, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-3-4-1-3 Robert CURRY, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.
1-3-4-1-4 Elizabeth CURRY, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-3-5 Louisiana GIBSON, b. 23 Feb. 1845, d. 27 Jan. 1928, m. 3 Feb. 1869 to William F. MILLER, b. 1843, in Verona, MO, s/o Rebecca FORBIS and John D. MILLER. His grandparents were Mary WINDHAM and Jacob MILLER.

Children of Louisiana GIBSON and William F. MILLER were:

1-3-5-1 Albert MILLER.
1-3-5-2 John D. MILLER.
1-3-5-3 Archie MILLER.

1-3-7 TWIN SONS, b. 3 MAY 1849, d. 6 June 1849 (at abt. 1 month old, possibly conjoined?)

1-3-8 William Harvey GIBSON, b. 9 Sep. 1850, d. 5 March 1891, m. 1874, to Elmira E. ALLEN, b. 8 Jan. 1854, d. 8 Sep. 1926.

Children of Elmira E. ALLEN and William Harvey GIBSON were:

1-3-8-1 Ida GIBSON, b. 16 April 1876, d. ?, m. ?.
1-3-8-2 Fred GIBSON, b. 31 Oct. 1878, d. 21 Feb. 1909, m. ?.
1-3-8-3 Lake H. GIBSON, b. 17 Dec. 1884, d. 13 June 1941, m. ?.
1-3-8-4 John K. GIBSON, b. 6 Sep. 1886, d. ?, lived in Springfield, MO, in the 1950s.
1-3-8-5 Hallie GIBSON, 31 July 1888, d. 16 Nov. 1917.

1-3-9 Martha Lucretia GIBSON, b. 13 Nov. 1854, d. 25 Dec. 1946, m. Thomas W. ADAMS.

1-3-9-1 Frank ADAMS.
1-3-9-2 Clint ADAMS.
1-3-9-3 Bertha ADAMS.
1-3-9-4 Lucy ADAMS.
1-3-9-5 Gibson ADAMS.

1-3-10 Arnatta (or Arnata or Arneta?) Letitia GIBSON, b. 13 Nov. 1854, d. 22 July 1921, m. Silas REYNOLDS.

1-3-10-1 Lelia (or Lolia) REYNOLDS, b. ?, d. ?, m. Nelson PARRISH.

Children of Lelia (or Lolia) REYNOLDS and Nelson PARRISH were:

1-3-10-1-1 Maud PARRISH, b. ?, d. ?, m. Julian Taylor VAN HOOK. In the 1950s, they lived at 905 Albert, Coral Gables, Fla.

Children of Maud PARRISH and Julian Taylor VAN HOOK were:

1-3-10-1-1-1 John Taylor VAN HOOK, b. ?, d. ?, m. Agnes SIMPSON.

Children of Agnes SIMPSON and John Taylor VAN HOOK were:

1-3-10-1-1-1-1 John Taylor VAN HOOK, Jr., b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-3-10-1-1-1-2 Jane VAN HOOK, b. ?, d. ?, m. ?.

1-3-10-1-2 Roy David REYNOLDS, b. ?, d. ?, m. Maud Frost Ermine SCHOFIELD.

Children of Maud Frost Ermine SCHOFIELD and Roy David REYNOLDS were:

1-3-10-1-2-1 Roy Schofield REYNOLDS.
1-3-10-1-2-2 Roger REYNOLDS.

1-3-11 Rebecca Rhophenea GIBSON, b. 17 March, 1859, d. 25 Dec. 1940, m. Irving LAMBETH, b. 2 Oct. 1858, in Lachedelee, MO, s/o Sarah FRIAR and Joseph LAMBETH.

Children of Rebecca R. GIBSON and Irving LAMBETH were:

1-3-11-1 Laudon LAMBETH.
1-3-11-2 George Gibson LAMBETH.
1-3-11-3 Sally Elizabeth LAMBETH, b. ?, d. ?, m. _____ BARIEAU.

1-4 George Neal GIBSON, b. abt. 1816 or 1817, d. ?, m. ?.

1-5 Eli GIBSON, b. 15 April 1818, d. 3 Jan. 1858, m. 3 Dec. 1840, Rhea Co., TN, to Louisa Adeline WASSON, the sister of Joseph England WASSON, who married Margaret M. GIBSON (1-6), Eli’s sister..

Children of Louisa Adeline WASSON and Eli GIBSON were:

1-5-1 Vesta Marilda GIBSON, b. 1841, d. ?, m. 1858____ BLACKMAN (she married ____ BLACKMAN before the settlement of the Will of her father, Eli GIBSON).

1-5-2 George Neal GIBSON, b. 1843, d. ?, m. 1865? to Mary Margaret HORN.

Children of Mary Margaret HORN and George Neal GIBSON were:

1-5-2-1 Eli GIBSON, b. 9 June 1866, d. 28 Jan. 1891, m. ?
1-5-2-2 Infant GIBSON, b. & d. 1 Dec. 1871.
1-5-2-3 Iva GIBSON, b. 6 June 1870, d. 26 Nov. 1872.
1-5-2-4 Dora GIBSON, b. 20 Nov. 1872, d. ?.
1-5-2-5 Johnny E. GIBSON, b. 18 July 1869, d. 9 Aug. 1873.
1-5-2-6 Louisa GIBSON, b. ?, d. 1880.
1-5-2-7 Henry GIBSON, b. ?, d. 1891.

1-5-3 John W. GIBSON, b. 1845, d. ?, m. 27 May 1864, to Cynthiann TARTAR.

1-5-4 Sarah Jane GIBSON, b. 1847, d. 1860? As of her parents deaths in 1858, she went to live with her uncle, John A. GIBSON, in Jasper, CO. (1860 may have been the date she went to live with her uncle, or the year of her death.)

1-5-5 Louisa Adeline GIBSON, b. 1849-5-, in Verona, MO, d. ?, m. William James THOMAS, 18 March 1869, at the home of Elizabeth GIBSON and Lee Marion DUGGER (her aunt and uncle) in Lawrence Co., MO. When her parents died in 1858, she went to live with this aunt and uncle. ‘Children of Louisa Adeline and William James THOMAS’ are buried in Zion Cemetery, Verona, MO.

1-5-6 Thomas GIBSON, b. 1851, d. ? (unk. if he died or, if lived, who he went to live with after his parents death in 1858).

1-5-7 Eli GIBSON, b. 1853, d. 1854, at about 1 yr. old.

1-5-8 Charles Edin GIBSON, b. 1855, d. ?, (unk. if he died or if lived, who he went to live with after his parents death in 1858).

1-5-9 William M. GIBSON, b. 1857, d. 1858, at 1 yr. old.

1-6 (ALP line) Margaret M. GIBSON, b. 23 Nov. 1820, d. 33 March 1907, (was a tall red-head with fair skin), m. 2 Jan. 1845 (then Barry Co., now Lawrence Co., MO), to Joseph England WASSON, b. 4 July 1813, in Rhea Co., TN, d. 11 July 1891, s/o Vesta Zipporah ENGLAND and John WASSON. His sister, Louisa Adeline WASSON, married Eli GIBSON (1-5).

( NOTE: The GIBSONS had moved from Giles Co., TN, to Crawford Co., MO, in 1831. That land was part of Greene Co. in 1833, then part of Barry Co. as of 1835, then as part of Lawrence Co., MO, as of 1845. John England WASSON, with his brother, John Addison WASSON, served in the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers under Capt. Miles Verson and Col,. William Lindsay, from 12 July 1837 to 12 July 1838. This battle was called the “Florida Indian War.” The soldiers’ job was to round up Indians for removal to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. The WASSON brothers served at Ft. Cass, Ft. Poinset, Ross Landing, etc. Joseph E. WASSON said it was the most brutal thing anyone could imagine, and he was sorefully ashamed to be a part of such things done to the Indians. He said that he respected the Creeks, Seminoles and Cherokees for their honesty, intelligence and their general respect for everyone, that any intelligent person would understand why anyone would try to defend their land, especially after having given up so much of it already, and he and a number of other soldiers actually got together and decided to help the Indians in anything they could do. They became informers to the Indians, and even were put in the situation of fighting the government soldiers, on the side of the Seminoles, a few times, and were very lucky to get away from it with only a little damage. “In the many confusions and lost companies of the government, probably because a good number of the soldiers were quite sickened by having to fight on behalf of such evil, so many were genuinely good men, and got lost on purpose, the government officers actually ordered their own men murdered if found, for not following their orders explicitly, that is, to find and murder as many Indians as possible, so they would not have to take hostage so many as they could not control them. I was taken prisoner by the military and threatened with such murder if I did not report to my officers and tell them what I knew. I claimed to have been very ill due to dissentery and the heat, and requested to be discharged and allowed to go home. That request was denied, but I then was assigned with my company to move north with some of the captive Indians in ropes. We were on horses and leading these battered and terribly abused Indians by ropes as they walked. Some had been loaded into wagons and I would have preferred to have driven one of those wagons. I could not help but cry and ask forgiveness from Heaven for what I had become part of. The abuse and torture and thievery and such extreme evil heaped upon the Indians – Creeks, Seminoles, Cherokee. Most Cherokees were smarter than any army officers. I have known many bloodthirsty white men, with no reason to be so cruel as they were, but known none Indians that were even half so.” Joseph and his brother had been mustered into service after being taken to the “Cherokee Agency,” and heard what would happen if they did not join the military. But, after going North to Georgia, he stopped and could not stop from crying. He refused any more to be a part of it, and said his religion and God would not let him serve the military any further. He couldn’t eat nor sleep and he was in line for death’s door. Many a man in the same position had been shot through the head and body by a troop of his peers for what Joseph England WASSON had done and said. He knew inside that his own family was part Indian and he had known more fine honest Indians than he had ever known as many white men to be. For the sake of his family, many who had lived as whites for years, having intermarried with them, and being fearful of just this kind of thing happening, he could not now claim his Indian kinships as reason for his disheartened condition. He was discharged with not so favorable a record, but he didn’t care, and did not have to join the military in the removal of the collected Indians to the Western lands in Oklahoma. He went home by way of some other homes of his family along the way to tell of what he’d seen and to find out if any family members had been known to be seized by the government. The whereabouts of Joseph England WASSON is not known now for the years from 1838 to 1844. His brother, John Addison WASSON with whom he had army service, and who was likewise discharged for similar reasons, moved to Illinois in 1844. Other family had memories of stories of him traveling to visit various family branches and relaying his stories to them. In the Fall of 1844, Joseph England WASSON appeared at Verona, MO. An annual camp meeting was going on at the site of what is now known as Lee Cemetery. Margaret M. GIBSON was leading the singing and he later reported to various family that upon seeing her, he felt as though a spell had been put upon him and just had to marry that tall red-haired beauty. He did on 2 JAN 1845. Their marriage license was bought at Cassville, the seat of Barry Co., MO, the Lawrence Co. seat at Mount Vernon was later set up on 14 Feb 1845. Joseph’s sisters, Sarah and Louisa Adeline, were in the Verona area at the time. Sarah married Sam FERGUSON, and Louisa Adeline married 3 Dec. 1840, in Verona, MO, to Eli GIBSON, and the older brother of Margaret M. GIBSON had moved to MO with Sarah and Sam (FERGUSON). So they enjoyed family get-togethers quite often during that time. In 1866, Joseph England WASSON moved into Cassville, and bought Lot 46 from John and Jane Packwood, and lived there until 1868, then they moved back to “Section 10.” (24 Dec. 1845, George M. GIBSON and Mary A. GIBSON deeded to Joseph E. WASSON, W2-SW417-27-26. Joseph WASSON sold it to James Johnson, 27 Aug. 1853, and moved to Newton Co., MO.

1-6-1 Francis Marion WASSON, b. 1845, d. as an infant.

1-6-2 (ALP line) James Monroe WASSON, b. 21 July 1847, in Verona, MO, d. 17 May 1904, in Seligman, MO, of pneumonia, m. 2 Sep. 1869, to Rachel Ann SONS, b. 8 April 1847, Hancock Co., TN, d. 4 Nov. 1912, in Seligman, MO.d/o Matilda Jane CHURCH and James England SONS.

(NOTE: James England SONS was b. 28 Jan. 1823, Scott Co., VA?, d. 3 Dec. 1909, in Seligman, MO. He was the son of _____ GILLIAM and Benjamin SONS, who brought their young family from VA to Hawkins Co. and Hancock Co.,TN, where they had more children. - Matilda Jane CHURCH was b. 11 MAY 1827, in Hawkins Co., TN (that area became part of Hancock Co., TN in 1844), and she d. 15 Sep. 1875, Seligman, Barry Co., MO. Her parents were Mary Olive “Ollie” SURGINER (b. 25 April 1796, d. 9 Aug. 1853, parents yet unknown), and Henry C. CHURCH (b. 17 Feb. 17?9, d. 7 Nov. 1844, s/o Eleanor ____ and Christian John CHURCH, from ?). James Monroe GIBSON enlisted July, 1864, in Capt. Green Stott’s 15th MO. Cavalry, USA troops, and was discharged on 1 July 1865, in Springfield, MO. He was a Baptist, a Mason, and known as a “good neighbor.” He was described as being over 6 foot tall, lanky build, very dark hair and eyes, and tan skin. Rachel Ann SONS was described as being a “real beauty with dark eyes and very long straight shiny black hair, which she usually wore pinned up on her head, and as a young woman, she weighed about 100 lbs., and was about 5 foot 2 or 3 inches tall. Their children were all born on their farm North of Seligman except Lela who was born in Clebourne, TX. For more on the WASSON and related families, see the WASSON part of these papers.)

Children of Rachel Ann SONS and James Monroe WASSON were:

1-6-2-1 (ALP line) Dora Belle (“Dodie”) WASSON, b. 15 Sep. 1871, d. 3 Jan. 1926, in Garfield, AR, m. 21 Dec. 1889, to Oliver Perry MURRAY, b. 23 Sep. 1866, in Campbell Co., TN, d. 23 Jan. 1938, Garfield, AR. He was the son of Marilda SILER (b. 1832, KY, d. 1917, MO) and John Franklin MURRAY (1824-1892), and was the grandson of Mary RUSTIN (1804-1886) and James Shadrack MURRAY (1803-1864), and of Lucinda EVANS (1800-1875) and John Wesley SILER (1794, NC-1864, KY).

Children of Dora Belle “Dodie” WASSON and Oliver Perry MURRAY were:

1-6-2-1-1 Anna Lillian MURRAY, b. 16 Oct. 1890, Seligman, Barry Co., MO, d. 1963, Ft. Pierce, FL, m. #1 abt 1908-9 to Floyd MYERS, had 1 child: Howard Joseph MYERS, last name later changed to MURRAY. They divorced in 1912. She m. #2 to Elijah (Elza) George PASCHALL, b. 1893, Pea Ridge, AR, d. 1965, Ft. Pierce, FL., m. #1 to Mary Edith ROYSTER, had 1 child: Arvis Spencer “Sonny” PASCHALL (lived in Salt Lake City, UT) (Elza PASCHALL was the son of Azariah Thomas PASCHALL and Martha Alice EADS, of Benton Co., AR).

Children of Anna Lillian MURRAY and Elijah (Elza) George PASCHALL were:

1-6-2-1-1-1 Daniel Murray PASCHAL, b. 15 Aug. 1915, Garfield, AR, d. ?, VA, m. Purnell KELLUM, Norfolk, VA.

Children of Purnell KELLUM and Daniel Murray PASCHAL were:

1-6-2-1-1-1-1 Elwood PASCHAL, b. 4 Sep. 1945, Norfolk, VA.

1-6-2-1-1-1-2 Peggy Jeannette PASCHAL, b. 13 Dec. 1949

1-6-2-1-1-2 Lawrence George PASCHAL, b. 27 Feb. 1919, d. ?, VA, m. #1 in 1946, Ft. Pierce, FL, to Peggy WALKER, and m. #2 to Mary Nell MOON, ?, GA?.

1-6-2-1-1-2-1 Patricia Aileen PASCHAL, b. 26 Oct. 1947, Ft. Pierce, FL, d. abt. 1999, West Palm Beach, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-2-2 Larry Allen PASCHAL, b. 25 March 1949, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-2-3 Daniel Charles PASCHAL, b. 11 June 1950, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-2-4 Gary Steven PASCHAL, b. 25 Feb. 1953, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-2-5 Cheryl Elaine PASCHAL, b. and d. 4 March 1954, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-2-6 James Terrell PASCHAL, b. 9 July 1956, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Children of Mary Nell MOON and Lawrence George PASCHAL:

(NOTE: Mary Nell MOON already had from previous marriages: (1.) William Robert Woods, b. 6 Sep. 1949; (2.) John Reid, b. Feb. 1953; (3.) Robert Graham Reid, b. 8 Oct. 1957, and Rose Marie Reid, b. ?.)

1-6-2-1-1-2-7 Donna PASCHAL, b. 3 March 1961, FL? GA?.

1-6-2-1-1-2-8 Joy PASCHAL, b. 1 Oct. 1962, FL? GA?.

1-6-2-1-1-3 Norville Charles PASCHAL, b. 13 Feb. 1921, in Garfield, AR, m. Beatrice FLOOD.

1-6-2-1-1-3-1 Richard (“Ricky”) PASCHAL, b. 11 Feb. 1952, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-3-2 Jo Ann PASCHAL, b. 15 June 1958, in Norfolk, VA.

1-6-2-1-1-3-3 Debra Susan PASCHAL, b. Jan. 1960, Norfolk, VA.

1-6-2-1-1-4 George Perry PASCHAL, b. 1 April 1923, Garfield or Glades, AR, d. 25 Nov. 1985, Ft. Pierce, FL, m. #1: 1945, Jacksonville, NC, and Norfolk, VA, to Agnes Lucille NOBLES, divorced 1956, Ft. Pierce, FL, m. #2: 1957, Vero Beach, FL, to Mary Elizabeth JONES.

Children of Agnes Lucille NOBLES and George Perry PASCHAL:

1-6-2-1-1-4-1 (ALP) Annadella Lillian PASCHAL, b. 25 Oct. 1946, Columbia, Boone Co., MO.

1-6-2-1-1-4-2 George Perry PASCHAL, b. 12 March 1948, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL.

1-6-2-1-1-4-3 Charles Howard PASCHAL, b. 28 Aug. 1850, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-4-4 Andrew Edgar PASCHAL, b. 3 Feb. 1953, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Child of Mary Elizabeth JONES and George Perry PASCHAL:

1-6-2-1-1-4-5 Joseph David PASCHAL, b. 17 Sep. 1961, Ft. Pierce, FL.

1-6-2-1-1-5 Wilda Jane PASCHAL, b. 3 Feb. 1925, Excelsior Springs, MO, m. John BECKMAN, no issue, adopted a brother and sister in 1956 (Jena and William) and a baby girl (Debra) in 1963.

1-6-2-1-1-5-1 Jena Ann BECKMAN, b. 1949.
1-6-2-1-1-5-2 William John BECKMAN, b. 1961.

1-6-2-1-1-5-3 Debra Jane BECKMAN, b. 1962 in Washington, D.C.

1-6-2-1-2 James Lawrence MURRAY, b. 2 Dec. 1892, Cave Springs, Elk Co., KS, (6 miles East, 3-1/2 to 4 miles North of Howard, Kansas), d. ?, , m. 9 Nov. 1919, to Pansy Rea BAKER, b. 8 Jan. 1893, Osborne, AR, , d. 3 Aug. 1844 (?), in Garfield, AR. (She was the d/o Eliza ROGERS, b. 1866, d. ?, and John W. BAKER, b. 1868-d. 1953.)

Children of James Lawrence MURRAY and Pansy Rea BAKER were:

1-6-2-1-2-1 Jimmie Rae MURRAY, b. 19 Oct. 1923, Rogers, AR, d. ?, m. 28 March 1947, Oklahoma City, OK, to Horace Eugene COMBS, b. 19 June 1922, Enid, OK, s/o Carrie _____ and H. E. COMBS, Sr. . (NOTE: Jimmie Rae MURRAY received her B.S.R.N. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, in 1946. In the 1950s, Jimmie Rae and H. Eugene COMBS lived at 4612 N.W. 11th, Oklahoma City, OK.)

1-6-2-1-2-2 Betty Jo MURRAY, b. 8 Oct. 1925, in Garfield, AR, d. ?, m. 31 July 1946 to Edgar James REYNOLDS, b. 25 Dec. 1922, in Mountain View, OK, s/o Gladys BARNEY and Elbert REYNOLDS, of Rogers, AR.

1-6-2-1-2-3 Peggy Louise MURRAY, b. 8 April 1927, Garfield, AR, d. ?, m. 13 July 1948, Columbia, MO, to John Elmer FICHTER, b. 23 Nov. 1923, in Hughesville, MO.

1-6-2-1-3 Rachel Marilda MURRAY, b. 28 May 1894, Pueblo, CO, d. ?, m. Everette R. JOHNSON in Westley, AR.

1-6-2-1-3-1 Lillian Ruth JOHNSON, b. 29 Sep. 1916, Fayetteville, AR, d. ?, m. Bruce HAWKINS of Fayetteville, AR.

Children of Lillian Ruth JOHNSON and Bruce HAWKINS were:

1-6-2-1-3-1-1 Denna Lee HAWKINS, b. ?, Bentonville, AR, d. ?, m. ?.
1-6-2-1-3-1-2 Sharon HAWKINS, b. ?, Fayetteville, AR, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-1-4 Serena Griffith MURRAY, b. 5 June 1896, Douglas Co., MO, d. 6 Aug. 1906, Pueblo, CO, (some say she died of a brain tumor, but my grandmother Anna Lillian MURRAY, her oldest sister, said Serena came down with Scarlet Fever, went into a coma, and died within a couple of weeks from being diagnosed by a doctor who also quaranteened their house.

1-6-2-1-5 Samantha Jane MURRAY, b. 28 April 1898, Douglas Co., MO, d. ?, m. 1918, to Dr. Charles Arthur BRAKE, b. 10 Oct. 1919, Medford, OK, d. 7 Oct. 1947, in Norman, OK.

Children of Samantha Jane MURRAY and Charles Arthur BRAKE were:

1-6-2-1-5-1 Charles Murray BRAKE, b. 10 Oct. 1919, Medford, OK, d. Nov. 1975, m. Betty HESS in Oklahoma City, OK. In the 1950s, they lived at 3610 N.W. 46th, Oklahoma City, OK. (He received his M.D. from University of Oklahoma.)

1-6-2-1-5-1-1 Michael BRAKE, b. 28 July 1947, Oklahoma City, OK, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-1-5-1-2 Richard “Ricky” BRAKE, b. 24 Feb. 1949, Oklahoma City, OK, d. ?, m. ?.

( NOTE: These children belong somewhere around this Brake family area, but were listed as children of Charles Arthur Brake, which couldn’t be since he died in 1947: (1.) Deborah Jane BRAKE, b. 25 Aug. 1957, Oklahoma, OK, d. ?, m. ?; and, (2.) Peggy Ann BRAKE, b. 22 Jan. 1960, Oklahoma City, OK, d. ?, m. ?.)

1-6-2-1-5-2 Margaret Emily BRAKE, b. 10 Jan. 1923, Medford, OK, d. ?, m. Edward Washburn YATES, b. 23 Jan. 1920, Antlers, OK. (NOTE: M.A.U. of Okla., and as of 1956, Professor at Univ. of Nevada School of Art.)

1-6-2-1-5-2-1 Charles Lewis YATES, b. 14 Dec. 1945, Oklahoma City, OK, d. ?, m. 19 March 1967, Rieche or Pieche, NV, to Patricia Lynn ORR. (NOTE: He enlisted in U.S. Navy, Dec., 1966.)

1-6-2-1-5-2-2 Edward Kenneth YATES, b. 10 July 1947, Bonneville, AR, d. ?, m. ?. (NOTE: He enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1965.)

1-6-2-2 Cora Jane WASSON, b. 4 Feb. 1873, Pueblo, CO, d. 6 Dec. 1907, m. 7 April 1887, to Richard B. BALDWIN, OF Seligman, MO, b. 15 Mar. 1866, d. 1 June 1907, Pueblo, CO.

1-6-2-2-1 Gartrel BALDWIN, b. 23 July 1889, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. 22 Nov. 1910, to Lessie FARNSWORTH. They lived in the 1950s at 1926 Monterey Ave., Burbank, Calif.

1-6-2-2-1-1 Richard Gartrel BALDWIN, b. 10 Jan. 1914, d. ?, m.#1: 1 May 1944, to Betty STEARUS, later divorced, m#2: ?.

Children of Betty STEARUS and Richard Gartrel BALDWIN were:

1-6-2-2-1-1-1 Jeffrey Stearus BALDWIN, b. ?, d. ?, m. Lucille LOVELETT.

1-6-2-2-1-1-2 Keith Richard BALDWIN, b. 7 March 1950, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-2-1-1-3 Craig Gartrel BALDWIN, b. 8 Feb. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-2-1-2 Robert Orville BALDWIN, 5 MAY 1916, d. ?, m. 29 Dec. 1946, to Margaret MAGNUSSON.

1-6-2-2-1-2-1 Kathleen Lou BALDWIN, b. 9 Oct. 1948, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-2-1-2-2 Pamelia Leigh BALDWIN, b. 15 March 1950, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-2-2 Otto BALDWIN, b. 2 Feb. 1891, d. 14 June 1940, m. Anna P____?, b. 1876, d. 1952. No issue.

1-6-2-2-3 Cleo BALDWIN, b. 19 Sep. 1893, Seligman, MO, m. #1 in 1910 to C___ PRICE, in Maryville, MO, and m.#2 27 May 1935, to Thomas R. MERRELL, b. 17 Jan. 1892, Toledo, OH. No issue from 2nd marriage. In 1950s, they lived at 611 so. Ruch, Anaheim, CA.

1-6-2-2-3-1 Marjory Mae PRICE, b. 25 March 1914, d. ?. m. 1934, to Lawrence KREBS of Toledo, OH. They later divorced. In 1950s, Marjory lived in Long Beach, CA.

1-6-2-3 Laura Edith WASSON, b. 10 April 1874, d. 13 Dec. 1948, in Stella, MO, m. 5 July 1890, in Indian Territory, to Isom Henry COLLIER, b. 12 Nov. 1869, d. 13 Jan. 1950. In the 1940s, they lived near Sweetwater and Stella in Newton Co., MO.

1-6-2-3-1 Hughlett COLLIER, b. 31 May 1891, d. 15 Aug. 1925, m. “Dutch” _____

1-6-2-3-1-1Herman COLLIER.

1-6-2-3-2 Lewis H. COLLIER, b. 6 July 1892, d. 8 Feb. 1906, m. ?.

1-6-2-3-3 Beral Niece COLLIER, b. 11 Feb. 1895, d. 23 July 1947, m. ____ CARROLL. No issue.

1-6-2-3-4 Marion Monroe COLLIER, b. 9 Sep. 1896, m. Lola BARNETT.

1-6-2-3-5 Wilbur Lee COLLIER, b. 9 July 1898, m. Pearl ____.

1-6-2-3-6 Horace COLLIER, b. 17 March 1900, d. 13 March 1956, Springfield, MO, m. 14 June 1930, to Flora POOPER (or PEEPER), b. 1904. Divorced 1945. She lived in 1950s at 8845 S.R. 29, Oklahoma City, OK.

1-6-2-3-7 Ralph COLLIER, b. 1 Nov. 1903, m. Cleta _____. In 1950s, they lived in Neosho, MO?.

1-6-2-3-8 Jewell COLLIER, b. 15 Jan. 1906, d. 8 Feb. 1906.

1-6-2-4 John Edward WASSON, b. 7 May 1875, d. 23 Nov. 1876, Clebourne, TX, (at 1-1/2 yrs. old).

1-6-2-5 Lela Mae WASSON, b. 12 April 1877, Cleburne, TX, d. 31 Dec. 1950, Joplin, MO, m. 18 Feb. 1904 to John Wiley BRISCOE of Exeter, MO, b. 20 Feb. 1877, d. 1 Dec. 1951, Joplin, MO. All BRISCOEs buried at Exeter, MO.

1-6-2-5-1 Bonnie (or Bobbie?) Beryl BRISCOE, b. 10 Dec. 1904, d. 17 Sep. 1956, Seligman, MO. (NOTE: “CA” (?))

1-6-2-5-2 Donald Duncan BRISCOE, b. 30 Jan. 1906, d. ?, m. 2 March 1930, Carthage, MO, to Mildred HODGES, b. 19 July 1912. In 1950s, they lived in Boise, Idaho.

1-6-2-5-3 Wiley Wasson BRISCOE, b. 12 April 1909, d. ?, m. 20 April 1930, Carthage, MO, to Hazel HAMILTON. They divorced in abt. 1940-41. In 1950s, he lived in Downey, CA.

1-6-2-5-3-1 Kenneth Wiley Wasson BRISCOE, b. 6 Jan. 1931, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-2 Donald Carl BRISCOE, b. 21 Jan. 1932, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-3 Merritt Lee BRISCOE, b. 21 May? 1933, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-4 Melvin Eugene BRISCOE, b. 9 Oct. 1934, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-5 Claude Kermit BRISCOE, b. 15 Jan. 1936, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-6 Bobby (Robert?) John BRISCOE, 1937, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-3-7 Katherine Joyce BRISCOE, b. 1940, died as infant.

1-6-2-5-4 Lela Lucille BRISCOE, b. 9 Oct. 1910, Chattanooga, OK, d. ?, m. 31 May 1930, Carthage, MO, to George ROGERS.

Children of Lela Lucille BRISCOE and George ROGERS were:

1-6-2-5-4-1 Tommy ROGERS, b. Aug. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.
1-6-2-5-4-2 _____? ROGERS, b. 1955, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-5-5 Mary Maureen BRISCOE, b. 14 Sep. 1912, d. 19 June 1935, Purcell, MO. Never married.

1-6-2-5-6 Floyce Fay BRISCOE, (TWIN to Royce), b. 29 March 1914, d. 27 March 1949, St. Louis, MO. Never married.

1-6-2-5-7 Royce Rae BRISCOE, (TWIN to Floyce), b. 29 March 1914, d. 29 July 1914, Exeter, MO, at 4 months old.

1-6-2-5-8 Jeanne Josephine “Josie” BRISCOE, b. 20 April 1915, Chattanooga, OK, d. ?, m. Howard FRETWELL of Joplin, MO. In 1950s, they lived at 10417 So. Forest, Chicago, IL.

1-6-2-5-9 Paul Perry BRISCOE, b. 15 Nov. 1916, d. ?, m. 7 March 1948, to Mary DIPLEY of Neosho, MO. No issue from this marriage. In 1950s, they lived at RFD #2, Salina, KS. (NOTE: Paul was badly disabled from fungi he contracted during the 4 years in the Navy, as a machinist, served in the Pacific during WWII.

1-6-2-5-10 Neva Bell? BRISCOE, b. 10 Aug. 1918, Chattanooga, OK, d. ?, m. never married. In 1950s, she lived at 401 E. Connor, Joplin, MO. For a long time, she was a long distance operator for S.W. Bell Co.

1-6-2-6 Elbert England WASSON, b. 23 Nov. 1878, d. 30 Oct. 1950, San Francisco, CA, m. 20 June 1901, to Mabel JOHNSON of Monett, MO. In 1950s, she lived at 1298 Haight St., San Francisco, CA.

Children of Mabel JOHNSON and Elbert England WASSON were:

1-6-2-6-1 Cecil Reyford WASSON, b. 24 june 1902, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m.#1: 25 Nov. 1926, to Grace Alice GARDNER, divorced in 1932; m. #2: 7 July 1934, to Francis Bonita MARVIN of Minnesota.

Children of Francis Bonita MARVIN and Cecil Reyford WASSON were:

1-6-2-6-1-1 Nancy Lorraine WASSON, b. 24 May 1935, San Francisco, CA, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-2 Mildred Chastine WASSON, b. 29 May 1904, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. 4 April 1927, to Orlan A. HENSON.

Children of Mildred Chastine WASSON and Orlan A. HENSON were:

1-6-2-6-2-1 James Curtis HENSON, b. 14 Nov. 1935, San Francisco, CA, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-2-2 Susan Ann HENSON, b. 28 March 1940, San Francisco, CA, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-3 Morris A. WASSON, b. 4 April 1906, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. 8 April 1927, Oakland, CA, to Agnita FREDERICKSON, divorced in 1935.

Children of Agnita FREDERICKSON and Morris A. WASSON were:

1-6-2-6-3-1 Leslie Laurel WASSON, b. 12 Dec. 1927, d. ?, m. 4 July 1950, Reno, NV, to Raymond L. ELLIOTT, Jr.

Children of Leslie Laurel WASSON and Raymond L. ELLIOTT, Jr. were:

1-6-2-6-3-1-1 Steven ELLIOTT, b. 18 April 1951, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-3-2 Richard England WASSON, b. 14 Jan. 1930, d. ?, m. 1948, Reno, NV, m. #1: Janet PAGE, later divorced before 1950; m.#2: Aileen E. (SYCE) NAGEL, who died 27 Dec. 1954.

Children of Richard England WASSON and Janet PAGE were:

1-6-2-6-3-2-1 Nancy Laurel WASSON, b. 18 March 1949, d. ?, m. ?.

Children of Richard England WASSON and Aileen S. (SYCE) NAGEL were:

1-6-2-6-3-2-2 Stuart England WASSON, (TWIN of Carolyn), b. 11 Dec. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-3-2-3 Carolyn WASSON, (TWIN of Stuart), b. 11 Dec. 1952, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-6-4 Josephine Emily WASSON, b. 15 Oct. 1918, d. ?, m. 12 Nov. 1943, to Lloyd S. SEAGRAVES. In 1950s, they lived in Concord, CA.

Children of Josephine Emily WASSON and Lloyd S. SEAGRAVES were:

1-6-2-6-4-1 Donald Joseph SEAGRAVES, b. 24 July 1947, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-7 James Elmer WASSON, b. 30 Jan. 1880, d. 7 Sep. 1937, Oakland, CA, m. 5 Aug. 1900, to Nota ROLLER, b. 15 Nov. 1879, Seligman, MO, d. ?. (NOTE #1: Nota was daughter of Daniel ROLLER, a pioneer settler in Barry Co., MO. NOTE #2: In the 1950s, she lived at 2819 Georgia, Oakland 2, CA.)

1-6-2-7-1 Paul WASSON, b. 19 Aug. 1901, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. ____? DENTIST.

1-6-2-7-2 Joseph Monroe WASSON, b. 21 May 1905, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. ____?.

Children of ____?__ and Joseph Monroe WASSON were:

1-6-2-7-2-1 Robert Monroe WASSON, b. 12 March 1927, d. ?, m. ____?.

Children of ___?__ amd Robert Monroe WASSON were:

1-6-2-7-2-1-1 Karen Diane WASSON, b. 18 March 1956, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-7-3 Fred WASSON, b. 12 April 1907, d. ?, m. ___?__.

1-6-2-7-3-1 Diane WASSON, b. 25 Sep. 1942, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-7-4 James Elmer WASSON, Jr., b. 2 Nov. 1912, Maryville, MO, d. ?, m. ___?_. In 1950s, he was Superintendent of Berkley Jr. High School, and was living in Berkley, CA.

Children of ___?__ and James Elmer WASSON, Jr. were:

1-6-2-7-4-1 James Eugene WASSON, b. 14 April 1940, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-7-4-2 Carol Lee WASSON, b. 21 Jan. 1946, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-8 Serena Amner WASSON, b. 6 April 1881, d. ?, m. ?, to Benjamion Y. GREGORY, b. 1876, in Minnesota. (NOTE: In late 1940s, they lived at E-1427 5 Ave., Spokane, WA.)

1-6-2-8-1 Margaret Ruth GREGORY, b. 17 Sep. 1919, Vancouver, WA, d. ?, m. 29 Nov. 1940, to Richard COOK, b. 7 June 1918, Auburn, WA.

Children of Margaret Ruth GREGORY and Richard COOK were:

1-6-2-8-1-1 Alexandra Susanna COOK, b. 12 Jan. 1943, St. Paul, MN, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-8-1-2 Rebecca Ann COOK, b. 31 Aug. 1948, Anchorage, AK.

1-6-2-8-1-3 Margaret Elizabeth COOK, b. 1950, Seattle, WA.

1-6-2-9 Margaret Leona WASSON, b. 27 March 1883, d. ?, m. 2 Jan. 1901, Washburn, MO, to Harry Rayl WINDES, b. 1879, d. 1942. (NOTE #1: According to Harry WINDES, the WINDES name came from Alsace Lorraine, and the family was originally called "The WINDESHEIMS”, from their manor, WINDESHEIM Manor, England. NOTE #2: In the late 1940s, Margaret Leona Wasson Windes lived at 1009 Cherry, Springfield, MO.

Children of Margaret Leona WASSON and Harry WINDES were:

1-6-2-9-1 Russell Rayl WINDES, b. 5 Jan. 1902, d. ?, m. Bess Ruth CARTER of Oklahoma.

1-6-2-9-1-1 Margaret Jane WINDES, b. 25 March 1924, Caddo, OK, d. ?, m. ?. (NOTE: She received her B.S.R.N. degree from Kansas City, MO, Class of 1956.

1-6-2-9-1-2 Russell Rayl WINDES, Jr., M.D., b. 11 July 1926, Durant, OK, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-9-1-3 Patricia Ann WINDES, B. 22 Aug. 1936, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-9-2 Kenneth Wasson WINDES, b. 6 July 1903, Washburn, MO, d. 19 Oct. 1953, Oklahoma City, OK, m. 6 Sep. 1937, Martha “Inez” CARTER. (NOTE #1: Inez was a Home Economics teacher. NOTE #2: Kenneth was a dentist, and was in the Dental Corps in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Children of Martha “Inez” CARTER and Kenneth Wasson WINDES were:

1-6-2-9-2-1 Joe (Joseph?) Rayl WINDES, b. 17 June 1938, Rogers, AR, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-9-2-2 Vina Margaret WINDES, b. 28 March 1941, Philadelphia, PA, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-9-2-3 Patty (Patricia?) Ann WINDES, b. 27 Sep. 1944, New York City, NY, d. ?, m. ?.

1-6-2-10 Myrtle Blanche “Barney” WASSON, b. 21 March 1885, d. 8 Aug. 1957, Spokane, WA, m. #1: ?, Seligman, MO, to Michael McDonald WARDLAW, b. 21 Nov. 1882, d. 31 Oct. 1906, of typhoid fever; m. #2: ???.

Children of Myrtle Blanche WASSON and Michael McDonald WARDLAW were:

1-6-2-10-1 Ruth WARDLAW, b. 17 June 1905, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. 25 Jan. ????, to Harry M. BROWNE. (NOTE: In 1950s, they lived at 12046 – 4th Ave., NW, Seattle, WA.)

Children of Ruth WARDLAW and Harry M. BROWNE were:

1-6-2-10-1-1 Frederick McDonald BROWN, b. ?, in Seattle, WA.

1-6-2-10-1-2 Harry M. BROWN, (Jr.?), b. ?, in Seattle, WA.

1-6-2-10-2 Mack Bryan WARDLAW, b. 12 Aug. 1906, Seligman, MO, d. ?, m. ?, to Louise ______.

Children of Louise ______ and Mack Bryan WARDLAW were:

1-6-2-10-2-1 Marilyn Ann WARDLAW, b. July 1930, San Francisco, CA, d. ?, m. ?, to Phillip RICH (?). In 1950s, lived at 204 White _____, _____, ___.

Gibson, AL or GA

Posted: 20 Aug 2001 1:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:05PM GMT
Surnames: gibson
I'm impressed with the amount of work you've done.
Do you have any Gibsons in AL or GA?

Re: Gibson, AL or GA

Annadella Paschal (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2001 9:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:07PM GMT
Surnames: gibson

Yes, there are, but I have a lot of research that seems to match, but I haven't found the links to my Gibsons yet. Do you want some of my notes that pertain to or have something to do with Gibsons in AL and GA? Some of the notes may be a page or so of data with Gibsons scattered here and there, while others may be only a few words long.


Gibsons with links to Dean, Musick, West or Johnson

Elaine James (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2001 10:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:09PM GMT
Surnames: johnson, dean, musick, west, gibson

Yes, I'd love to have your notes. Any information on Gibson, Dean, Musick, West, Johnson would be helpful.

Thank you.


Gibson research notes

Annadella Paschal (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2001 7:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:21PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, harris, burks, culpepper, gardner, robinson, anderson, gordon, thompson, mcmillan, wilkinson, gillis, day, tynes, stokes, mcneely, marsalis, pitts, hooge, joiner, persons, heath, crawford,, beall, jenkins, stafford, rogers, baily, kitchens, taylor
Okay. Here are some, especially tidbits I've found through others or on on-line sites. I have not put exerpts here because, as you know, often other surnames are interrelated so may sound familiar and enable one to better zoom in on their direct link. These are from my computer Gibson rsrch file. I have more on hard copy that instead of saving in a file in my computer, that I printed, like what I got from the library, and even some on-line, but I have very limited computer space, so I just try to save some info on my computer that I can research for awhile, then replace it with some more stuff that I have not entered in the file yet, but am in the process of doing doing that again - as I have time. Please send me your e-mail address and I'll try to send you more of this stuff if you want it. My e-mail is:
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Scots around the world
History of the Old Bluff Presbyterian Church
By Lu Hickey


The Presbyterian Church in the Upper Cape Fear Valley was organized October 18, 1758, with the signing of a contract with Rev. Campbell by "Presbyterian Gentlemen" Hector (called "Bluff" Hector) McNeill, Gilbert Clark, Thomas Gibson, Alexander McAlister, Malcom Smith, Archibald McKay, John Patterson, Dushie Shaw, Neil McNeill, Archibald Buie, Angus Culbreth and John McPherson for "the sum of 100 pounds in good & lawful money of North Carolina . . . yearly." Although the call was effective from June 22, 1758, Rev. Campbell was not (legally) allowed to preach or perform marriages until January 18, 1759 when he subscribed to the required oath that he would not oppose the doctrine, discipline, and Liturgy of the Church of England. Neill McNeill (and his wife Catharine) by deed of February 18, 1761, conveyed to Hector McNeill and Alexander McAlister, members of the original Session and both residing on the east side of the Cape Fear River, "one acre of land whereon is built and erected a Meeting House as the same now stands" on the west side of the Cape Fear River near Tranthams Creek close to the home of Roger McNeill, son of Neill McNeill. Called Roger's Meeting House, this building was probably a small log structure built about 1759 and the first church building in the Upper Cape Fear Valley. Rev. Campbell served the three churches, now represented by Bluff, Longstreet, and Barbecue Presbyterian Churches, assisted in the Barbecue area from 1770 by Rev. John MacLeod, until about 1776 when, threatened about his prayers supporting the Patriot Cause, he moved to Guilford County. In 1780, Rev. Campbell returned to his home on the west bank of the Cape Fear River, where he died and was buried in a family graveyard. Bluff church still preserves two Communion Goblets with the inscription, "For the Presbyterian Congregations in Cumberland County, under the care of the Rev'd John MacLeod, Apr. 21st 1775."
Sometime after 1780, a new meeting house, probably also a log structure, was built on the east side of the river. Apparently both meeting houses were used until about 1785 when a frame building was built on the bluff at the east side of the river. On July 23, 1791, John MacNeill conveyed to Farquard Campbell and Alexander MacAlester, as trustees of the Bluff Meeting House, two acres near the burying ground "part of 200 acres possessed by sd. MacNeill known by the name of the Bluff where said piece of land with the Meeting House now standing on the same. . . ." This frame building was repaired in 1816, the subscription list totaling $112, and used until about 1855, when the present Bluff church was built.

Rev. Dugald Crawford, who began his ministry in North Carolina in 1783, came from time to time to preach at the Bluff until he was called as pastor in 1786. He served until about 1793 when he was followed by the newly immigrated Rev. Angus McDiarmid who served until 1803. The Bluff was supplied by Rev. Murdock Murphy until November 1810 when Rev. Allan McDougald took over as regular supply. Rev. McDougald received a regular call on April 2, 1812, to serve Bluff, Barbecue, and Averasboro in the new Fayetteville Presbytery. He was followed about 1844 by Rev. Evander McNair who served until 1855 except for a short period when he was relieved by Rev. Simeon Colton. Rev. Duncan D. McBryde served from 1855 to 1890, Rev. Joseph B. Mack from 1890 to 1891, and Rev. George A. Hough from 1891 to 1892.

In 1892, a group of forty-one Bluff church members attending a mission chapel begun by Rev. McBryde organized and moved their memberships to McMillan Presbyterian Church, located about four miles to the southeast of the Bluff church site.

Rev. Andrew Morrison Hassell served as stated supply of the Bluff from October 1893 until October 1894 when he was regularly called as pastor. He served until May 1899 when Rev. James Stedman Black was called.

On August 16, 1903, the congregation met to consider moving the place of worship to a more accessible location. They voted 31 to 11 to move the church to Godwin where a Sabbath School had been begun in 1889 and where the manse was located. Objections from the church members living in the Wade area resulted in a split, the members from Wade keeping the Bluff church and one hundred members from the Godwin area organizing and moving their memberships to the Godwin Presbyterian Church in May 1904.

Under the leadership of Rev. Letcher Smith who served the Bluff from 1904 to 1906, a new frame church was begun at "Wade Station." Under the guidance of Rev. Angus R. McQueen who replaced Rev. Smith in 1907, the move was made on October 18, 1908, 150 years to the day after the call to Rev. James Campbell

Rev. JAMES CAMPBELL, a native of Campbelltown, Argyleshire, Scotland, rests near this spot. He died in 1780, in the seventy-fifth year of his age and the fiftieth of his ministry.
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Patriots of the Members of

Echebucsassa Chapter


William Akers

John Anders
North Carolina

Joseph Anderson
South Carolina
James Balch
North Carolina
Francis Barnard
North Carolina
John Perry Barnett
John Benjamin New Jersey
Taber Bentley New York
Bethel Benton Massachusetts
John Branch Massachusetts
John Burkett South Carolina
Jesse Burleson North Carolina
Francis Clinkscales Maryland
George Roger Dean Pennsylvania
John Drummon South Carolina
William Edgmon North Carolina
Adam Emerick New York
Alexander Erwin North Carolina
David Fuller Massachusetts
Henry Furr North Carolina
Thomas Gibson North Carolina
James Goldwire Georgia
William Graham North Carolina
Jacob Griffin New York
James Hart North Carolina
Benjamin Hazen Massachusetts
Jesse Hicks North Carolina
James Himes North Carolina
William Horney Maryland
Charles W. Hulet New Jersey
William Jordan Georgia
Oliver Judd Massachusetts
Barnhart Kline Pennsylvania
Hendrick Lent New York
John Lewis Virginia
Gideon Mallotte South Carolina
Luke Mann Georgia
Michael M. Mattox South Carolina
Henry Maudy Virginia
Charles McCall South Carolina
John A Moorehead Pennsylvania
Elish Nelson North Carolina
Michael Niver New York
Joesph Parsons North Carolina
Timothy Percival Connecticut
Zachariah Prater Maryland
Aaron Quimby Massachusetts
Richard E. Roberts North Carolina
Frederick Robeson South Carolina
William Roe New York
Russel Rose Massachusetts
Walter Stallard Virginia
Edward Sturgis Massachusetts
Peter Tondee Georgia
Harmanus Van Allen New York
Matthias VanBarckle New Jersey
David C. Warner Massachusetts
Simon Whitehurst North Carolina
John Wilcox North Carolina
Benjamin Wilson Virginia
Henry York North Carolina
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By Jerry Wilkinson

The following is a view of the Indian Key that encompasses more than the sensationalism of wreckers and Indians, the before and after vis-a-vis the reign of Jacob Housman from 1830 to 1840. Indian Key is critical to the history of the Upper Keys. It was its first settlement, became the county seat for Dade County, served various transitory functions, then fell into relative obscurity after the 1935 hurricane. Today it is a state park.
To set the stage for Indian Key, a little chronology will be repeated. In 1821, Congress approved Florida as a U.S. Territory and on March 25 of 1822, Lt. M. C. Perry took physical possession of Key West. He planted the U.S. flag to prevent another disagreement over whether or not the Keys were a part of Florida.

The following year, Commodore David Porter was sent to clear the waters of pirates so U.S. shipping could proceed in peace. On March 3, 1825 Congress passed the Federal Wrecking Act prescribing that all property in these seas must be brought to a U.S. port of entry. In 1828 the U.S. established a superior court in Key West with admiralty jurisdiction. The only other east coast court was at St. Augustine, so most of the Florida Keys wrecking property was taken to Key West.

Now to Indian Key. Exactly how and when the name originated is debatable. The Key's harbor was probably used first as an anchoring location for early ships to obtain fresh water located on Lower Matecumbe Key. Its name does not seem to appear on early charts. In 1742 Liguera shows it as Cayuelo de las Matanzas (slaughters). The Alana chart of 1743 shows Cayo Frances (French). The DeBrahm chart in 1772 shows it as Matance (slaughter). Then in 1774, George Gauld quotes Captain Barton, a mid-1700s English sailor referring to it as "Frenchman's Kay." In New Orleans while researching the French connection with Indian Key, I came across the following story, but no documentation. Perhaps the Internet can assist us.

"Story: The French were needing laborers in today's Louisiana/Mississippi area. Someone raided the French prisons and loaded the prisoners aboard a ship/s. Somewhere in the Keys waters the ship/s wrecked and the Indians killed all of crew and passengers. Since the act had the sanction of the Crown and all were killed, the entire act was 'covered up' or not recorded. Enough of this event got out to cause the island to be named on some maps as Franses (the county of France), Frenchmen's or Matanzas (slaughter) Key."

Anyway, Indian Key was not part of the Spanish land grant properties, therefore immediately became U.S. public property in 1821. It was in 1830 that Congress established "the pre-emptive right on all public lands." If executed correctly, legal land title could be obtained under the pre-emptive rights law after official state surveying. For Indian Key, official land survrying was done in 1872. In other words, the "pre-emptive rights" pre-empted any and all other claims. No one did this for Indian Key, yet the Island's settlers exchanged fully recorded land deeds back and forth until 1910.

Since the first federal census was not until 1830, we do not have a definite picture of Indian Key's original inhabitants, but the following is a summary based on early Key West court records. Silas Fletcher settled on Indian Key in April 1824 to sell goods to mariners for Solomon Snyder and Joshua Appleby of Key Vaca. It was decided to build a house and a store, for which, a Joseph Prince was hired as an assistant. Silas, his wife Avis, and two children, William and Abigail, used the house.

Evidently, Silas and Prince formed a partnership and purchased the holdings of Snyder and Appleby in January 1825. For reasons unknown, Joe Prince decided to leave a few months later (May) and according to Silas Fletcher, Joe Prince sold to him his half of the partnership's business interests. Later Silas purchased from Prince the building that housed the store.

Silas did not have a commercial monopoly for long, as Joe Prince returned in 1826 and opened a competing store. This indicated that there was enough business on Indian Key for two stores. Remember that all of this happened some 65 years before Miami was incorporated. Key West was incorporated in 1828 and had a U.S. Superior Court. Silas Fletcher sold all his Indian Key property to Thomas Gibson for $2,500 and departed Indian Key in 1826. All of these property transactions are recorded in Monroe County Deed Books A, B and C in Key West. No other island name other than Indian Key is mentioned. Prince and Gibson are shown in the 1830 census, and Fletcher is not, as should be.

Concerning Indian Key, Dr. J. B. Holder writing for Harper's Magazine in 1871 wrote " Indian Key is one of the few islands of the Reef that can be called inhabited. Here for many years the wreckers have resorted, as it is convenient as a midway station and the safest harbor in heavy weather...."

It is thought that by 1829 the island's population was around 50 people, mostly transient fishermen, turtlers and wreckers. Enter Jacob Housman of Key West, who was sold a building by William Johnson in November 1830, then a store and a building by Thomas and Ann Gibson in July of 1831. Supposedly, Housman wished to break away from the control of those in power at Key West.

The story of Jacob Housman's reign at Indian Key from 1830 to 1840, and its finale with the massacre, has been told and retold many times. This period is the primary focus of most short story writers. The following is a summary of the major events of that period.

Somehow, in the early 1820s John Jacob Housman obtained his father's sailboat and set sail for Key West from Staten Island, New York. He ran aground before reaching his goal and was personally indoctrinated into the Keys' wrecking industry, in which he became immediately interested. While in Key West he learned the intricacies of the wrecking business.

In the year 1825, as a Key West based wrecker, Housman transported the goods from the French ship Revenge on Carysfort reef to St. Augustine, where he persuaded the court to award him a 95 percent salvage award. The award was hotly contested by the French consul and reduced to two-thirds.

After encounters with his associates and the wrecking courts, Housman began looking into establishing a more favorable port of entry, an admiralty court and a customs house. This led to his additional 1831 purchases on Indian Key of a two-story house, a store, a 9-pin bowling alley, billiard room, guest house and kitchen from Thomas and Ann Gibson for $5,000.00. Housman then proceeded with additional purchases to set up a mini-empire under his control.

Just what role Housman had in establishing a new county is not recorded very well. The facts go like this. Monroe County's own Territorial Representative, Richard Fitzpatrick, divided it into two counties on February 4, 1836. Therefore, a new Florida county was created from the east part of Monroe County beginning just north of the western end of Bahia Honda Key. The name Dade was given to the new county in honor of Major Francis Dade, who was killed at the onset of the Second Seminole War near Bushnell, Florida. Indian Key was designated the temporary county seat of Dade County. The Middle and Upper Keys remained part of Dade County until the counties' present boundaries were established in 1866.

Research of public records for the Middle and Upper Keys from 1836 to 1866 must be derived from Dade County records. This was one reason I chose the census of 1870 as my reference census. Middle and Upper Keys residents during 1840, 1850 and 1860 were included in the Dade County census and generally were not separated from the mainland population.

The tensions of the Second Seminole War were felt in the Keys. In January 1836, Indians attacked the Cooley family in present-day Fort Lauderdale and burned the Cape Florida lighthouse on Key Biscayne. On June 28, 1837, Captain Whalton of the Carysfort lightship, "Florida," and one of his crewmen were killed on Key Largo. Frequent sightings of camp fires at night were attributed to the presence of Indians.

Housman took almost immediate action to protect his investment. He established Company B, 10th Regiment Florida Militia with himself as commander and a cadre of 38 men including 6 slaves. The pay was 30 cents a day plus 50 cents a day for rations. The militia was disbanded in 1838 when relieved by Captain Rudolph of the Cutter Dexter. Housman later made a claim for the expenses incurred for the militia.

Meanwhile, Dr. Henry Perrine while U.S. Consul in Mexico had been sending experimental plants to the Keys area and formed the Tropical Plant Company. Upon returning from Mexico the doctor had been warned of the Indian unrest in Florida; however, he went to Indian Key in December of 1838 anyway. He used a two-story house of Charles Howe for his family and base of operations. He proceeded with his agricultural plans almost as if no hostilities with the Native Americans existed.

On March 16, 1840, a Mr. Downing presented to the governor and legislative council of Florida Jacob Housman's proposition to catch, or kill, all the Indians of South Florida for $200 each. (See the Journal of the House of Representatives, Monday, March 16, 1840, page 612.) Action on the proposal was referred to the committee of military affairs. Whether the above had any adverse effect or not is conjecture.

Early in the morning of August 7, 1840, Indian Key was attacked by a party of Indians. In summary, Indian Key was being watched bt the Indians. On August 6, 1840, Lt. Rodgers departed neighboring Tea Table Key for the west coast of Florida with all military capable of service. At about 2 A.M. on August 7, Chief Chekika and his group landed on the west coast of the Key and were shortly discovered. Taken by surprise, the residents either fled or were killed.

According to the August 29, 1840 issue of the Niles National Register, ". . . The following persons were on the key at the attack: Mr. Houseman[sic] and wife, Mr. Chas. Howe, wife and 5 children, Dr. Perrine, wife and 3 children Mrs Elliott Smith, child brother and mother, Mr. Goodhue, clerk of Mr. Houseman's, 8 men, crew of the wrecking sloop Key West, and some 10 or 12 negroes, the latter all saved. Out of this number Mr. Motte, wife and two children, are destroyed, and Dr. Perrine and the brother of Mrs. Smith, with all the houses except one of Mr. Howe's. . . ."

Housman escaped, but his Indian Key empire was in ashes. Housman made a government claim for $114,630 contending that he had operated a naval depot which the government failed to protect and paid for a company of Florida militia for which he was not reimbursed; therefore the government was liable. After his death in Key West on May 1, 1841, Mrs. Housman could not prove her marriage and was refused her claim as executrix of the estate. Housman's father Abraham became administrator. He entered a plausible lawsuit with 19 affidavits from people who allegedly witnessed the incidents. The case went to the U.S. Senate Committee on Claims who agreed that Housman's warehouse had indeed been used by the Navy for storage and the Navy had left the island unprotected.

Be that as it may, in 1848, the committee on claims once and forever denied all the Housman claims stating that he was "a mere tenant at sufferance of the United States." In other words, all this time "they were all squatters on public domain," and ". . . had no real rights there whatsoever." It further stated that if he had chosen to contract and "store goods which attracted the cupidity and other passions of the Indians . . . it was his risk and not that of the United States."

After the 1840 massacre, the Florida squadron of the Navy moved to Indian Key, but only stayed there until the end of the Second Seminole War in 1842. The 10.4-acre island was sold at public auction January 15, 1844 to Messrs. Mowry and Lawton, mortgage holders from Charleston, S.C. The Great Hurricane of 1846 did considerable damage to the structures that the Navy had left. (Indian Key had been lucky as from 1820 until 1846 no significant storms had made contact.) W. H. Hilliard is thought to have operated some kind of a store after the hurricane. Hilliard acted as the agent to lease the island to the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers for 15 months at $20 a month for the construction of the Carysfort Lighthouse. George Meade revealed the negotiation in his letter of June 30, 1851. Indian Key itself had been suggested for the location of a lighthouse at one time.

In January of 1852, Joseph Lawton sold his rights to Indian Key, including the Hilliard store, to Smith Mowry. Mr. Hilliard served as Lawton's agent for Indian Key for some time. A letter from William H. Bethel dated March 10, 1856 (during the Third Seminole War) to Mowry reveals Mr. Bethel living on the Key alone. He and the owner Mowry petitioned for troops to be sent to protect the island against the Indians so Bethel could move his family there from Key West. Bethel was deeded Lignumvitae Key in 1881. Bethel evidently also acted in the capacity of Inspector of Customs.

A military garrison was sent to Indian Key in 1856 because of concerns of Indians seen in the surrounding areas. This was the time period of the Third Seminole War. Mowry indicated that he owned 24 or 25 houses on the Key and he feared that they would be burned. These were offered for use by the military.

The present Upper and Middle Keys, including Indian Key, became a part of Monroe County again in 1866. Two companies of the 3rd Artillery were sent to Indian Key for a short stay again in 1869.

Between 1868 and 1875 records indicate three ships were registered in Key West that were built at Indian Key. The first was the 34 feet long, 11 ton schooner Emma registered in 1868 with J. Fernandez as master. Second was the 33 feet long, 10-ton schooner Euphemia registered in 1873 with George Bartlum as master. Third was the 37 feet long, 13-ton schooner Clyde registered with Agustas Sands as master. This would have been the period that the aforementioned Dr. Holder passed through in 1871. Indian Key did not disappear after the massacre of 1840.

Indian Key once again became involved with the lighthouse service when it was used as a depot to store and pre-assemble the Alligator Reef lighthouse from late 1870 to 1873. In 1876 Henry Perrine Jr. revisited Indian Key for an hour. He commented that "There are perhaps half dozen common dwelling houses scattered about the central portion of the Key." In 1885 bananas valued at $8,000 were shipped by the Pinder families from Indian Key. The Pinders were probably living on Upper Matecumbe Key by then as their homestead had been proven by 1885.

Newspaper accounts reveal that Henry Flagler used Indian Key to support his dredging operations in the middle Upper Keys. It was especially important during the early construction of the Indian Key Fill causeway. The island and it wharves were used to support dredge operations.

Another unidentified, but dated September 11, 1909, clipping reads: "The extension well at Indian Key water station is now down ninety feet. The Messrs. Walker, who have charge of putting down this well are determined to make a record. Twelve-inch casing is being supplied from the Long Key machine shops." Fresh water of sufficient quality was not found and the well opening used to be near the southwest corner of the townsite square. Flagler eventually bought Indian Key from the state, but had the land patent issued to Elizabeth H. Smith of Duval County, Florida. The patent is dated June 30, 1909 but was not filed until October 16, 1913, six months after Flagler's death.

At the time of the 1935 hurricane, two unemployed telegraph operators were using Indian Key as a fishing location. The Miami Herald of September 4, 1935 gave their names as Lee Colter and Bill Hanlan. After the hurricane, one was found draped over a cistern with a broken back and the other was reportedly found drowned on Lignumvitae Key. In 1971, the State bought the Key and designated it a historic site. The saga continues as historic groups attempt preservation and restoration.

The complete history of Indian Key, a small but populated island half way between Key West and Miami (Fort Dallas), is much more detailed than the above. It is interwoven with the history of wrecking, orchestrated by a character named Jacob Housman at its peak, and its most famous event occurred during the Second Seminole War. With the public records divided by Monroe and Dade Counties and the massacre finale of burning almost everything up to 1840, its historical facts, legends and sensationalism's are difficult to separate. However, with the time and effort of researching the archival records and the writings of the Perrine children and others, its history can be approached. However, as with Herrera and Fontaneda, many of the comprehensive writings were made many years after the event. For reasons of space, only the principal data has been presented here.
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Information from "The Gaines Place" and from Karen.
& from Annadella.
(scattered Gibsons in this file)

Daniel Gaines ca.1630, son of Thomas Gaines who settled in Virginia prior to 1650, and brother of my ancestor Francis Gaines, married Margaret Bernard or Rowzie 1636-1690. Daniel died about 1684 in Essex Co., VA. Daniel and Margaret had 4 children:

Bernard Gaines b.1650 in England, m. Martha Taylor and they had 2 children:
George Gaines b.xxxx m Elinor Brown. George and Elinor had 1 child:
Margaret Gaines m. John Pryor b.1700. Margaret and John had 2 children:
Elizabeth Pryor
Mildred Pryon
Daniel Gaines m. Elizabeth Jamieson and they had 7 children:
Mary Gaines b.xxxx d.xxxx m. James Jameson and they had 1 child:
Mary Jameson
Bernard Gaines m. Unknown and they had 1 child:
Daniel Gaines, a Revolutionary War Veteran.
George Gaines b.xxxx d.xxxx m. Elizabeth Green and they had 2 children:
George Green Gaines
Henry Gaines b. in Essex Co., VA and died in Kentucky.
William Gaines.
Sarah Gaines.
Eleanor Gaines
Judith Gaines.
Margaret Gaines m. Ralph Rowzie, son of Ralph Rowzie and Rebecca Tomlin. Margaret died ca. 1719 in Virginia. Margaret and Ralph had 8 children:
Sarah Rowzie m. in 1718 Thomas Fenwick.
Bebecca Rowzie m. Davis.
Ralph Rowzie
Benjamin Rowzie m. Unknown and they had 1 child:
Mary A. Rowzie m. in 1751 Stephen Chenault.
John Rowzie
Margaret Rowzie
Martha Rowzie
Mary Rowzie
Elizabeth Gaines 1652- m. 1st. John Catlett Jr. b.1658 d.1724 in Essex Co., VA. John was the son of John Catlett and Elizabeth Underwood. Elizabeth m. 2nd Thomas. John Catlett was a member of the lower house of the colonial legislature (burgess) from 1693-1702, Justice of the Peace 1692, coroner 1700, president of the court, sheriff 1705 for Essex Co., VA. He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania Co. and elsewhere. Elizabeth and John had 5 children:
John Catlett III d.bef.6-3-1739 m. 1st Mary 'Elizabeth' Taliaferro, dau. of John Taliaferro and Sarah Smith, and 2nd on 10-20-1726 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, Mary Grayson, dau. of John Grayson and Susannah Unknown. John and Mary Taliaferro had one child:
John Catlett IV b.1705 d.12-13-1744 m. on 9-25-1727 Alice Gibson b.xxxx d.3-15-1761, dau. of Jonathan Catlett GIBSON and Elizabeth Thornton. Alice died in Orange Co., VA. John and Alice had 8 children:
Elizabeth Catlett b.3-25-1729 d.xxxx m. Mr. Johnson.
Sarah Catlett b.1-15-1731 d.4-18-1732.
John Catlett b.10-8-1733.
Sarah Catlett b.9-6-1735 d.9-17-1743.
Lawrence Catlett b.7-23-1737
Jonathan Catlett b.9-27-1739
Thomas Catlett b.9-15-1741 d.5-29-1780 in Waxhaws, SC. Rev. war vet.
George Catlett b.5-6-1743.
John and Mary Grayson had 6 children:

Judith Catlett b.xxxx d.1798 m. John Bowie b.xxxx d.1789. John was born in Scotland and died in Caroline Co., VA. Judith died in Spotsylvania Co., VA. John Bowie obtained a grant of land from the English Crown abt 1742 and settled on the Rappahannock River near Port Royal, Caroline County. John's plantation was called "The Hill". John and Judith had 7 children:
James Bowie b.1746
Catherine Bowie b.1747>LI>
Elizabeth Bowie b. 1750
Eleanor Bowie b.xxxx d.1810.
Mary Bowie
Judith Bowie m. on 3-9-1797 James Noell in Caroline Co.
Janette Bowie b.1762
Mary Catlett b.xxxx d.xxxx m. in 1723 Jonathan GIBSON b.xxxx d.xxxx, son of Jonathan Catlett GIBSON and Elizabeth Thornton. Jonathan was a tobacco inspector. His will was probated 9-26-1791. Mary and Jonathan were married in Fauquier Co., VA and they had 2 children:
Catlett GIBSON.
Thomas GIBSON.
Elizabeth Catlett b.1733
Benjamin Catlett b.1735 in Essex Co., VA.
Reuben Catlett b.1737.
William Catlett m. Elizabeth Taliaferro Fitzhugh b.12-18-1814 d.12-30-1875, dau. of William Debnam Fitzhugh, M.D. and Patsy Taliaferro.
Mary Catlett b.1692 d.1771 in Essex Co., VA. m. on 12-22-1708 John Taliaferro b.1687 d.5-3-1744. John was the son of John Taliaferro and Sarah Smith. Mary and John had 6 children:
Martha Taliaferro b.6-24-1720 d.xxxx m. on 4-5-1844 William Hunter b.xxxx d.1-25-1754. Martha was born in Exxex Co. and married in Spotsylvania Co., VA. Martha and William had 3 children:
James Hunter b.11-6-1746.
William Hunter b.8-24-1748 in Spotsylvania Co.
Martha Hunter b.10-29-1749 in Spotsylvania Co.
Lawrence Taliaferro b.9-8-1721 d.5-1-1748 m. Susannah Power b.xxxx d.xxxx, dau. of Henry Power. Lawrence and Susannah had one child:
Sarah Taliaferro b.10-13-1746.
Mary Taliaferro b.1722 in Spotsylvania Co., m. Joseph Jones.
Lucy Taliaferro b.xxxx d.xxxx m. ca.1750 Charles Lewis, son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Reade Warner. Lucy and Charles had 1 child:
Mary Warner Lewis.
William Taliaferro b.8-9-1726 d.4-21-1798 m. 1st on 10-4-1751 in Spotsylvania Co., Mary Margaret Battaile b.9-18-1731 d.11-9-1757, dau. of Nicholas Battaile and Mary Thornton. William m. 2nd on 12-5-1758 Elizabeth Taliaferro b.10-4-1741 d.1840, dau. of Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Hay. William died in Kentucky. William and Mary had 4 children:
John Taliaferro b.7-31-1753.
Lucy Mary Taliaferro b.12-13-1755 d.xxxx m. 1st on 6-11-1773 in Orange Co., VA, William Thurston. Lucy m. 2nd on 4-5-1791 Hay Taliaferro b.3-17-1740 d.1825, son of Trancis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Hay.
Nicholas Taliaferro b.10-30-1757.
Children of William by Elizabeth Taliaferro were:

Anne Hay Taliaferro b.2-27-1760 d.3-2-1760.
Sarah Taliaferro b.10-8-1727 d.1-17-1784 m. 1st in 1744, Francis Conway b.12-27-1722 d.5-17-1761, son of Francis Conway and Rebecca Catlett. Francis was born in Richmond Co., VA. Sarah m. 2nd George Taylor b.2-16-1711 d.11-4-1792, son of James Taylor and Martha Thompson. George was Burgess for Orange Co. 1748-1758, member of Orange Co. Committee in 1774 and Virginia Convention in 1775. Sarah and Francis had 6 children:
Elizabeth Conway b.12-8-1745 d.12-24-1745.
Mary Conway b.10-28-1747 d.2-1817.
Francis Conway b.3-7-1749.
Catlett Conway b.12-25-1751.
Daughter Conway b.10-1-1755 d.10-1-1755.
Sarah Conway b.11-27-1759.
Sarah had one child by George Taylor:

George Conway Taylor b.1-13-1769 d.3-9-1805 m. Lucy Dixon.
Thomas Catlett b.xxxx d.1739, Sheriff in 1716 and JP 1732-35, m. in Caroline Co., VA., Martha Thornton. Thomas and Martha had 6 children:
Martha Catlett b.xxxx d.1760 m. 1721 William Hampton b.xxxx d.1750. Martha and William had 8 children:
Edward Hampton
George Hampton m. Mary Colston.
Thomas Hampton
John Hampton b.xxxx d.xxxx. Died in Clarksville, TN.
Susanna Hampton m. John Quarles.
Frances Hampton m. Thomas Buckner.
Sarah Hampton.
William Hampton.
George Catlett d.1766 m. Mary Hampton.
Thomas Catlett
James Catlett
Francis Catlett
John Catlett b.xxxx d.1802 m. Mary M. Eggleston. John died in King William Co., VA. John and Mary had 9 children:
John Catlett b.1760.
Richard Catlett
Benjamin Catlett
Thomas Eggleston Catlett.
George Catlett.
Nancy Catlett.
Elizabeth Catlett.
Katherine Catlett.
Martha Catlett.
Margaret Catlett m. John Gibbon
Rebecca Catlett b.12-27-1702 d.5-17-1761 m. 1st on 10-17-1718 Francis Conway b.4-15-1696 d.1732 and 2nd John Moore b.xxxx Francis was the son of Edwin Conway and Elizabeth Thornton and he was born in Richmond Co., VA. Francis was one of the first Justices of Caroline Co. being appointed in 1728. Rebecca and Francis had 6 children:
Catlett Conway b.1-11-1719
Francis Conway b.12-27-1722
Elizabeth Conway b.1-4-1724
Reuben Conway b.11-1725.
Sarah Conway b.8-27-1728.
Eleanor Rose Conway b.1-9-1731 d.2-11-1829 m. 9-13-1749 in Orange Co., James Madison Sr. b.3-27-1723 d.2-27-1801, son of Ambrose Madison and Frances Taylor. James was a farmer in Montpelier, VA. Eleanor and James had 10 children:
James Madison, Jr. b.3-5-1751 d.6-28-1836 m. 9-15-1794 in Charles Towne, VA, Dorothea Payne b.5-20-1768 d.7-12-1849, dau. of John Payne and Mary Coles. James was born in Port Conway, VA and died in Orange Co., buried in Montpelier. Dorothea was born in Guilford Co., NC and died in Washington, DC. James grad. from Princeton in 1771, was a member of the Assembly 1776, Executive Council 1778, Continental Congress 1779-1786, Constitutional Convention 1789, U.S. Congress 1789-1797, Secretary of State 1809-1816 and the fourth president of the United States, 1809-1816.
Francis Madison b.6-18-1753 d.1800 m. in 1772 Susanna Bell.
Ambrose Madison b.1-27-1755.
Catlett Madison b.2-10-1758 d.aft.3-1-1758.
Nelly Conway Madison b.2-14-1760.
William Madison b.5-1-1762.
Sarah Catlett Madison b.8-17-1764.
Elizabeth Madison b.2-10-1768 d.5-17-1775.
Reuben Madison b.9-19-1771 d.6-5-1775.
Fraces Taylor Madison b.10-4-1774.
Rebecca and John Moore had 2 children:

Jane Moore b.12-22-1728 d.9-19-1812 m. on 10-13-1749 Erasmus Taylor b.9-5-1715 d.7-19-1794, son of James Taylor and Martha Thompson. Both died in Washington D.C. Jane and Erasmus had 7 children:
Mildred Taylor b.12-18-1751 d.xxxx m. on 1-5-1775 in Orange Co. William Morton.
Frances Taylor b.12-16-1753 d.xxxx m. on 11-8-1779 Garland Burnley.
Elizabeth Taylor b.9-22-1755 d.xxxx.
Lucy Taylor b.12-13-1757 d.xxxx m. on 10-30-1786 Alexander Balmaine b.1740 d.xxxx. Alexander was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a minister and died in Winchester, VA.
John Taylor b.10-26-1760.
Robert Taylor b.4-29-1763.
Jane Taylor b.3-2-1766 d.xxxx m. Charles Pitt Howard.
William Moore b.xxxx d.xxxx m. Mary Throgmorton and they had 2 children:
Mary Moore.
John Moore.
Mary Gaines d.xxxx m. John Smith.
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Granville Co., NC / Orange Co., NC
(scattered Gibsons in this file)

William Wharton appeared to live on the western border of Granville Co. in the mid to late 1700's. At the time, Orange county had just been formed (1752) from part of Granville Co. Several districts on the western edge of Granville and northeastern edge of Orange County are variously listed in either county. The area around Deep Creek, where William owned land at one time, is presently in Person Co. (formed in 1791), and very near Cub creek where Richard Roberts lived. Richard was the father of Jane Roberts, William's wife.
The earliest record of William in Granville Co. is a listing in 1756 in the Granville Co. deed books. Apparently he worked frequently as a sworn chain carrier with the surveyor, William Churton. William's signature appears on many deeds along with that of other sworn chain carriers and the surveroy in charge.

1756 (June 18) - William Wharton helped survey land for Richard Roberts on Davis Creek in Granville county.

1757 (December) - Minutes from the Granville Co. Court show that William was found guilty of non-performances in a case in which James Mitchell is the plaintiff:

Jury "upon their oath do say that the defendant (Wm Wharton) did assume in mannor and form as this plaintiff against him hath declared and they do assess this plaintiff damages by occasion of his non performances thereof to four pounds sterling wherefore it is considered by this Court that the plaintiff recover against this defendant his damages --- in form --- assessed with costs."

1760 - Land Grant - Lord Granville to William Wharton. Warrent dated 8 March 1760 to William Churton to survey 640 acres in Orange Co on both sides of Deep Creek (which is) the waters of the Flat River, joining Thomas Gibson - including the Plantation where Thomas Colting now lives. Grant issued 2 February 1761.

1760 - Land Grant - Lord Granville to William Wharton. Plat dated 21 June 1760; 190 acres in Orange Co on both sides of Deep Creek, joining Jon Dunagin and Thos Gibson.

1769 - Tax records of Granville County list William Wharton with one male (head of household). Females were not listed. Prior to 1780 white males over 16 years of age were also listed. It was up to the head of the household to list son-in-laws (they could be listed separately even if they lived in the same house).

1771 (February) - Court Minutes, Granville County: "Ordered that William Whorton a prisoner now in Granville Jail on suspicion of offering to pass counterfeit money, be conveyed by the Sheriff, to Hillsborough next Superior Court, then and there to be tried." However at the same time the Regulators "revolt" had started in Hillsborough and Superior Court was not held for much of 1771. It is not clear that William was ever tired or convicted in this case.

1771 (August 10) - Richard Roberts deed to William Wharton for his lifetime and, after his decease, to his daughter, Lidia Wharton and her heirs (deed book I, p 242).

1771 - Tax list shows William Whorton with 2 white males in his household. It is not clear whether or not this is a son of William and Jane, or if it is William Chandler, Lidia Wharton's husband.

1772 - Richard Roberts died. In his will dated April 17, 1772 (prob, May Court, 1772), Richard left most of his land along Cub Creek in Orange County and possessions to his sons and daughters. He left to his daughter, Jane Whorton, one bed and furniture. The will was witnessed by William Chandler and Britain Johnston. It's not clear what happed to other items: "One still, a parsil of books and 2 Negroes. However Richard did leave his son Joseph "one iron pot with a nick broke in the top of the brim". The rest of the estate was divided equally.

1773 (January) - William Wharton and his wife, Jane, and William Chandler and his wife, Lydia, sold land in Granville County to Thomas Person, Jan. 1, 1773 (Deed book I, page 426). Thomas Person was a big landowner in Granville Co. His home was just north of the Deep Creek and Cub Creek area. He is famous in history for his role in the Regulator Revolt.

1773 (December) - William Wharton and his wife, Jane, and William Chandler and his wife, Lydia, deed to Joseph Roberts (one of Richard Robert's sons), 12/21/1773 (Deed book K, page 143).

It is not clear whether or not this is the land William owned on Deep Creek along with land left to William and Lidia by Richard Roberts (see next entry below). It is also not clear what happened to William after 1773. The Indian lands in South Carolina opened in 1777 and many North Carolinians migrated to that area.

Greenville County, South Carolina


William Whorton appears in the 1790 census in South Carolina. The upstate of South Carolina was opened in 1777 for settlement and was called the 96th district. It was soon divided into the Pendleton District, Greenville County, Spartanburg County, and others. William lived in Greenville County. Benjamin Whorton, said to be his son, lived in Anderson County with was part of the Pendleton District.
1790 - 1790 Federal Census, Greenville County: William Whorton (1 male/head of household, no males under 16, 4 females (wife Jane and daughers), no nergoes.

1791 (September 13) - William and Jane sold land on the north side of the Saluda River on both sides of Mountain Creek (waters of Enoree) in Greenville County to William Chandler (son-in-law?).

Benjamin Whorton appears in the 1790 census in the Pendleton district. He and a Samuel Whorton are listed in the land grant records of SC, but these have not been researched yet.

Benjamin appears to have moved to Jackson County, GA in about 1801/1802. He sold 200 acres of land in SC in 1797, 200 acres in December, 1801 and 150 acres in December of 1802. He is listed in the Jackson County Tax list in 1801 in the Towsend district. In 1810 Benjamin and his sons appear to have owned a large amount of land in Jackson County and the district in which they lived was named Whorton district (the name changed by 1817 to J. Hemphill district). He was given land grants of 800 acres in Jackson County in 1817 and another 255 acres in Hall County in 1830.

At his point, I can find no connection between William Wh(a/o)rton and Benjamin. In fact I can only find evidence that William fathered daughters. However in Cherokee Co. AL, Elender Whorton, William's daughter, refers to Joseph Whorton, Benjamin's, as her nephew.

Bartlett Whorton b 12/12/1820 in SC - may be the son of Bartlett Whorton (possible William son).
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GIBSON posted by Tim Kegley on Thursday, May 7, 1998


Gibson Family of Louisa County: George Gibson died 1798 in Louisa County, wifes name unknown. Had the following children: William, Gilbert, Lightfoot, Catharine, John F., Nathan, Ambrose, Patty, Salley and Betsy. Does anyone have any information on this family ? Trying to find the parents of George Gibson. Does he descend from Thomas Gibson who died 1734 in Hanover County ? I am willing to share any data I have.

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The following series of records appear to be those of a John COMBS (probably Tory) of the Mason COMBS, Sr. line who removed from Surry NC to Greenville SC:
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09 Feb 1788 (Washington TN Deed Book 3, pp. 150-151). William McBEE to Samuel DENTON; 152 acres on Knob Creek. Cns: 100 bs. Adj: John CARR, GRESHAM, GIBSON. Sig: William McBEE. Wit: Thomas GIBSON, John CARR, John CARR Jun'r. (Some South Carolina County Records, Vol. 2. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Editor)

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Genealogy Information for William J. Gray
(scattered Gibson families)

I have found 2 genealogy research reports on the Web which apply to my family. The first is devoted to the Gray Family. It is ongoing and is due to my first cousin, Effie Lee Pitts (nee Gray) and her husband, James E. Pitts of Pinson, Alabama. The complete results to date (and GEDCOM file) can be found at their web site; they can also be found on the Family Page Maker .

The second study is titled Brookes-Hooper-White-Walters/Waters Descendants and is by Elizabeth Bruce Morrison Sinclair of Lewisville, Texas. The link between this line and my family is because of the marriage of Sarah Elizabeth White to my Great-Grandfather Isaac J. Gray in Franklin County Georgia, 1853. For other studies by Ms. Sinclair, see her Web site; the GEDCOM file is also available.

Below I follow a trunk of each of the above studies through a direct line to my earliest documented ancestors. These merely serve as guides for following the studies from my earliest to latest direct ancestor listed in the studies. In regard to the few individuals I list, considerable historical information has been omitted. For complete information, the reader is urged to refer for the above studies, and to their GEDCOM files.

Finally, none of the information below is due to my own personal research, but I claim full credit for any possible excerpting errors.
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RICHARD BROOKES (b. Abt. 1675, d Bef. July 05, 1734 in Hanover Co, VA)

MASSILVA BROOKES, b. Abt. 1723, Hanover Co, VA; d. Bef. July 1800, Franklin Co, GA.

MASSILVA BROOKES (b. Abt. 1723 in Hanover Co, VA, d Bef. July 1800 in Franklin Co, GA).
OBEDIAH HOOPER Abt. 1740 in Hanover Co, VA, son of RICHARD HOOPER

1MARY HOOPER, b. Abt. 1744, Hanover, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. Abt. 1843, Clark Co, GA.
2JAMES HOOPER, b. October 25, 1746, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. April 28, 1836, DeKalb Co, GA.
3THOMAS HOOPER, b. Abt. 1747, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. July 18, 1826, Greenville, SC.
4WILLIAM HOOPER, b. Abt. 1749, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. August 20, 1815, Franklin Co, GA.
5OBEDIAH HOOPER, JR., b. December 15, 1755, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. May 31, 1839, Pickens Co, AL.
6RICHARD BROOKS HOOPER, b. May 17, 1756, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. 1840, Banks Co, GA; b. off Martin Bridge Rd, (now) Stephens Co, GA.
7JOHN HOOPER, b. Abt. 1767, Lunenburg Co, VA; m. NANCY WORD, Abt. 1795
8AMELIA HURT HOOPER, b. December 20, 1761, VA; d. Aft. 1830, KY; m. JOHNSON MONROE Bef. December 1781, Lunenburg Co, VA
9NANCY HOOPER, b. January 25, 1762, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. March 25, 1843, Greenville, SC.
10SUSANNAH HOOPER, b. Abt. 1766, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. Tuscaloosa Co, AL; m. NATHAN PERRY, Abt. 1784
11MATTHEW BROOKS HOOPER, b. June 16, 1768, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. October 11, 1856, Franklin Co, GA

NOTE: Obediah Hooper served in the Revolutionary War..

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RICHARD BROOKES (b. Abt. 1675, d Bef. July 05, 1734 in Hanover Co, VA)

MASSILVA BROOKES, b. Abt. 1723, Hanover Co, VA; d. Bef. July 1800, Franklin Co, GA.

MASSILVA BROOKES (b. Abt. 1723 in Hanover Co, VA, d Bef. July 1800 in Franklin Co, GA).
OBEDIAH HOOPER Abt. 1740 in Hanover Co, VA, son of RICHARD HOOPER

1MARY HOOPER, b. Abt. 1744, Hanover, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. Abt. 1843, Clark Co, GA.
2JAMES HOOPER, b. October 25, 1746, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. April 28, 1836, DeKalb Co, GA.
3THOMAS HOOPER, b. Abt. 1747, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. July 18, 1826, Greenville, SC.
4WILLIAM HOOPER, b. Abt. 1749, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. August 20, 1815, Franklin Co, GA.
5OBEDIAH HOOPER, JR., b. December 15, 1755, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. May 31, 1839, Pickens Co, AL.
6RICHARD BROOKS HOOPER, b. May 17, 1756, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. 1840, Banks Co, GA; b. off Martin Bridge Rd, (now) Stephens Co, GA.
7JOHN HOOPER, b. Abt. 1767, Lunenburg Co, VA; m. NANCY WORD, Abt. 1795
8AMELIA HURT HOOPER, b. December 20, 1761, VA; d. Aft. 1830, KY; m. JOHNSON MONROE Bef. December 1781, Lunenburg Co, VA
9NANCY HOOPER, b. January 25, 1762, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. March 25, 1843, Greenville, SC.
10SUSANNAH HOOPER, b. Abt. 1766, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. Tuscaloosa Co, AL; m. NATHAN PERRY, Abt. 1784
11MATTHEW BROOKS HOOPER, b. June 16, 1768, Lunenburg Co, VA; d. October 11, 1856, Franklin Co, GA

NOTE: Obediah Hooper served in the Revolutionary War..
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(scattered Gibsons)

Descendants of JASPER GARDNER

Generation No. 5

15. John5 GARDNER II (John4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1778 in Virginia, and died June 15, 1860 in Monroe Co., GA. He married Catherine Pringle Abt. 1799 in South Carolina. She was born 1778 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1856 in Monroe Co., GA.

Children of John GARDNER and Catherine Pringle are:
45 i. unknown6 GARDNER, born Abt. 1800.
46 ii. Thomas Frederick GARDNER, born October 28, 1801 in South Carolina.
47 iii. Susanna GARDNER, born March 04, 1803.
+ 48 iv. James GARDNER, born 1804 in near Camden, SC; died 1867 in near Goggans, Lamar Co., GA.
49 v. Jane GARDNER, born Abt. 1805 in South Carolina.
50 vi. Delphia GARDNER, born 1807.
51 vii. Lewis GARDNER, born Abt. 1810 in South Carolina.
52 viii. Elizabeth GARDNER, born Abt. 1811.
53 ix. Mary E. GARDNER, born Abt. 1812.
54 x. John Milton GARDNER, born March 1815 in South Carolina.
55 xi. Eletha R. GARDNER, born Abt. 1816 in South Carolina.
56 xii. Samuel GARDNER, born Abt. 1817.
57 xiii. Mary Ann GARDNER, born October 25, 1818 in South Carolina.
58 xiv. Elijah GARDNER, born October 28, 1819 in Kershaw Co., SC.
59 xv. Sarah GARDNER, born Abt. 1824 in South Carolina.

17. Sterling5 GARDNER (Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1777 in Georgia, and died 1830 in Warren Co., GA. He married Sarah Jane Knox April 30, 1819 in Amite Co., MS. She was born 1805 in South Carolina.

Child of Sterling GARDNER and Sarah Knox is:
+ 60 i. Pryor Sterling6 GARDNER, born May 05, 1819 in Amite Co., MS; died February 12, 1891 in Giddings, Lee Co., TX.

19. William Henry5 GARDNER (Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born February 15, 1781 in Halifax Co., NC, and died October 11, 1840 in Amite Co., MS. He married (1) Sally NEAL 1811. He married (2) Elizabeth SUMRALL January 08, 1822 in Marion Co., MS, daughter of David SUMRALL and Sarah GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1787 in Mississippi, and died Bef. 1828 in Mississippi. He married (3) Margaret STRIBLING September 04, 1828 in Amite Co., MS, daughter of Taliaferro STRIBLING and Lettice SUDDUTH. She was born 1810 in Georgia, and died January 15, 1867 in Amite Co., MS.

Children of William GARDNER and Sally NEAL are:
61 i. Sylvester6 GARDNER, born Aft. 1811.
62 ii. Sylvanus GARDNER, born Aft. 1811.
63 iii. William GARDNER, born Aft. 1811.
64 iv. Rebecca GARDNER, born Aft. 1811.
65 v. Moaning GARDNER, born Aft. 1811.

Children of William GARDNER and Elizabeth SUMRALL are:
66 i. Elisha Eugene6 GARDNER, born August 17, 1824 in Amite Co., MS.
+ 67 ii. Seaborn GARDNER, born 1827 in Amite Co., MS.

Children of William GARDNER and Margaret STRIBLING are:
68 i. Drucilla6 GARDNER, born Aft. 1828.
69 ii. Martha GARDNER, born Aft. 1828.
70 iii. Leona GARDNER, born Aft. 1828.
71 iv. George GARDNER, born Aft. 1828.
+ 72 v. Nancy Ann GARDNER, born 1834 in Amite Co., MS; died in Amite Co., MS.

20. Sarah5 GARDNER (Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1782 in Cumberland Co., VA, and died December 1861 in Baldwin Co., GA. She married (1) <unknown> POWELL. She married (2) Thomas HARRIS, Sr. 1797 in North Carolina, son of Richard HARRIS and Mary HARRIS. He was born 1777 in Cumberland Co., VA, and died December 12, 1816 in Baldwin Co., GA.

Children of Sarah GARDNER and Thomas HARRIS are:
73 i. Mary6 HARRIS, born 1799.
74 ii. Elizabeth HARRIS, born 1804.
75 iii. Martha HARRIS, born March 20, 1805.
+ 76 iv. Frances HARRIS, born April 19, 1806 in Georgia; died July 06, 1902.
77 v. Sarah HARRIS, born 1809.
+ 78 vi. Thomas Jefferson HARRIS, born September 15, 1812 in Baldwin Co., GA; died August 26, 1894 in Comanche, TX.
79 vii. John Prior HARRIS, born Bef. 1841.

23. Frances Fanny5 GARDNER (Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Abt. 1788 in Halifax Co., NC, and died Abt. 1860 in Scott Co., MS (?Thomas Co., GA?). She married (1) Sterling IVENS. She married (2) Nathan CULPEPPER May 26, 1806 in Warren Co., GA, son of Erasmus CULPEPPER and Chloe WHITEHEAD. He was born Abt. 1782 in Nash County, NC, and died Bef. March 1833 in Warren Co., GA.

Children of Frances GARDNER and Nathan CULPEPPER are:
80 i. Sampson Rose6 CULPEPPER, born Abt. 1807 in Warren Co., GA; died May 1880 in Warren Co., GA. He married Sarah A. HALL October 02, 1834 in Warren Co., GA.
81 ii. Lucinda Whitehead CULPEPPER, born October 11, 1808 in Georgia; died September 30, 1874. She married William Henry CAMP October 05, 1830 in Warren Co., GA.
+ 82 iii. Gardner CULPEPPER, born December 11, 1810 in Warren Co., GA; died May 22, 1868 in Boston, Thomas Co., GA.
+ 83 iv. Elisha CULPEPPER, born July 18, 1812 in Warren Co., GA; died March 20, 1875 in Talbot Co., GA.
+ 84 v. Mary Pryor CULPEPPER, born Abt. 1814 in Warren Co., GA; died 1869 in Jefferson Co., GA.
85 vi. Frances Ann CULPEPPER, born Abt. 1817 in Warren Co., GA; died September 28, 1854 in Sumter Co., GA. She married Benjamin H. BRINKLEY October 03, 1832 in Warren Co., GA.
86 vii. Elizabeth CULPEPPER, born Abt. 1818 in Warren Co., GA.
87 viii. Nathan CULPEPPER, Jr., born 1820 in Warren Co., GA. He married Sarah Ann E. FRENCH February 18, 1851 in Marion Co., GA.
88 ix. Drucilla Rose CULPEPPER, born April 30, 1824 in Warren Co., GA; died January 03, 1913 in Warren Co., GA. She married Micajah CHAPMAN December 07, 1843 in Warren Co., GA.
89 x. Sterling G. CULPEPPER, born 1825 in Warren Co., GA; died Aft. 1886.

26. Elizabeth "Bettie"5 GARDNER (Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born April 08, 1802 in Tarrelton, GA, and died July 04, 1872 in Warren Co., GA. She married John H. "Jack" VEAZEY December 16, 1819 in Warren Co., GA, son of John VEAZEY and Jane RABUN. He was born December 08, 1797 in Powelton, Hancock Co., GA, and died May 01, 1883 in Warren Co., GA.

Child of Elizabeth GARDNER and John VEAZEY is:
+ 90 i. Thomas Jefferson6 VEAZEY, Rev., born March 07, 1827 in Warren Co., GA; died February 21, 1892 in Long Creek, GA.

27. Thomas5 GARDNER (Thomas4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Bet. 1778 - 1790. He married Jemima OWINGS Bet. 1807 - 1808.

Children of Thomas GARDNER and Jemima OWINGS are:
91 i. Elizabeth6 GARDNER, born 1809.
92 ii. Lewis K. GARDNER, born 1810.
93 iii. Houston GARDNER, born 1811.
94 iv. Jane K. GARDNER, born 1814.
95 v. Abram GARDNER, born 1815.
96 vi. Martha Jo GARDNER, born 1823.
97 vii. Reuben Thomas GARDNER, born 1827.
+ 98 viii. Sarah GARDNER, born Unknown.

31. Daniel5 GARDNER (Thomas4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born December 05, 1785 in Kershaw District, SC, and died January 25, 1872 in Lee County, MS. He married Elizabeth TAYLOR January 12, 1812 in Fairfield, SC, daughter of Meredith TAYLOR and Anna DUKE. She was born March 09, 1792 in Fairfield District, SC, and died March 31, 1857 in Reform, Pickens Co., AL.

Children of Daniel GARDNER and Elizabeth TAYLOR are:
+ 99 i. Sarah A.6 GARDNER, born August 14, 1813 in Fairfield Co., SC.
+ 100 ii. John Taylor GARDNER, born May 05, 1815 in Fairfield Co., SC; died October 03, 1852 in Reform, Alabama.
+ 101 iii. James Taylor GARDNER, born March 31, 1817 in Fairfield Co., SC; died March 20, 1873.
102 iv. William GARDNER, born January 08, 1822 in Fairfield Co., SC; died December 13, 1839.
+ 103 v. Eliza GARDNER, born October 20, 1824 in Fairfield Co., SC; died July 08, 1852 in Pickens Co., AL.
+ 104 vi. Henry Kenard GARDNER, born July 14, 1826 in Fairfield Co., SC.
+ 105 vii. Meredith Thomas GARDNER, born June 12, 1833 in Pickens Co., AL.

34. JOHN5 GARDNER (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born November 17, 1801 in Warren Co., GA, and died October 31, 1879 in Booneville, Prentiss Co., MS. He married EMELINE "Emily" BEALL April 11, 1822 in Warren Co., GA, daughter of ROBERT BEALL and ELIZABETH JENKINS. She was born November 21, 1805 in Warren Co., GA, and died April 17, 1892 in Booneville, Prentiss Co., MS.

+ 106 i. Mary Neal6 Gardner, born January 15, 1823 in Warren County, Georgia; died September 30, 1904 in near Booneville, Mississippi.
+ 107 ii. ROBERT BEALL GARDNER I, born November 11, 1824 in Warren Co., GA; died August 17, 1870 in Booneville, Prentiss Co., MS.
108 iii. Thomas Neal GARDNER, born January 15, 1827. He married (1) Miss KITCHENS. He married (2) Miss BAILY.
109 iv. John Gardner, Jr., born October 13, 1828.
+ 110 v. Sterling Capers GARDNER, born August 24, 1830 in Warren Co., GA; died July 15, 1887.
+ 111 vi. Sarah Melissa Gardner, born February 24, 1832 in Upson County, Georgia.
+ 112 vii. Caroline Narcissa GARDNER, born February 24, 1832 in Barnesville, Pike Co., GA; died Abt. 1892 in Texas.
+ 113 viii. John Brantley Gardner, born June 11, 1834 in Upson County, Georgia; died Abt. 1898 in Barnesville, Georgia.
114 ix. James Hightower Gardner, born 1836.

36. Frances/Fannie B.5 Gardner (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born May 05, 1805 in Warren County, Georgia, and died March 23, 1880 in Barnesville, Georgia. She married (1) unknown Rogers Bet. 1821 - 1825. She married (2) Alvis STAFFORD, Sr. 1835, son of Anderton STAFFORD. He was born June 13, 1811 in North Carolina, and died July 07, 1888 in Barnesville, Georgia.

Children of Frances/Fannie Gardner and unknown Rogers are:
115 i. Augustis W.6 Rogers.
116 ii. Sterling S. Rogers.
117 iii. Elizabeth Ann Rogers.
118 iv. Thomas L. Rogers.
119 v. Reubin Rogers.

Children of Frances/Fannie Gardner and Alvis STAFFORD are:
+ 120 i. John Warren6 STAFFORD, born February 20, 1838.
+ 121 ii. Mary Emily STAFFORD, born October 29, 1840 in Upson County, Georgia.
122 iii. William Capers STAFFORD, born Abt. 1844.
+ 123 iv. Henrietta Frances STAFFORD, born June 06, 1846 in Upson County, Georgia; died October 27, 1899.
+ 124 v. James Alvis STAFFORD, born January 14, 1848 in Upson County, Georgia.

37. Sterling5 GARDNER (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born June 02, 1808 in Warren Co., GA, and died 1834. He married Priscilla Neal BEALL June 01, 1826 in Warren Co., GA, daughter of ROBERT BEALL and ELIZABETH JENKINS. She was born June 28, 1810 in Warren Co., GA, and died January 23, 1854 in Upson Co., GA.

Children of Sterling GARDNER and Priscilla BEALL are:
125 i. Elizabeth6 GARDNER, born May 08, 1827.
+ 126 ii. Robert Beall GARDNER, Dr., born July 08, 1829 in Warren Co., GA; died October 09, 1882 in Giles Co., TN.
+ 127 iii. George Allen GARDNER, Rev., born May 05, 1831 in Warren County, Georgia; died June 02, 1891 in Prescott, Arkansas.
128 iv. Wesley Fletcher GARDNER, born November 11, 1832; died 1853.
+ 129 v. Sterling GARDNER, Rev., born May 07, 1834 in Warren Co., GA; died November 10, 1887 in Florida.

39. Mary Rose5 Gardner (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born January 04, 1815 in Warren Co., GA. She married Thomas GIBSON, Sr., son of John GIBSON and Ann CRAWFORD. He was born 1786.

Children of Mary Gardner and Thomas GIBSON are:
130 i. Sterling6 GIBSON.
131 ii. Fannie GIBSON.
132 iii. Betsey GIBSON.
133 iv. Linsey GIBSON.
134 v. ?unknown GIBSON.
135 vi. ?unknown2 GIBSON.
136 vii. William GIBSON, born Aft. 1833.

41. Thomas5 GARDNER (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Unknown. He married <UNKNOWN>.

Children of Thomas GARDNER and <UNKNOWN> are:
137 i. Mary T.6 GARDNER.
138 ii. Caroline C. GARDNER.
139 iii. Alabama GARDNER.

42. Elizabeth5 Gardner (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Unknown. She married unknown Heath.

Children of Elizabeth Gardner and unknown Heath are:
140 i. Rebecca Ann6 Heath, born Unknown.
141 ii. Richard Washington Heath, born Unknown.

43. Martha5 Gardner (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Unknown. She married James T. Persons.

Children of Martha Gardner and James Persons are:
142 i. Cynthia/Syntha6 Persons. She married unknown Joiner.
143 ii. Elizabeth Persons. She married unknown Hooge.

44. Nancy5 Gardner (STERLING4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born Unknown. She married Samuel Pitts.

Children of Nancy Gardner and Samuel Pitts are:
144 i. Lewis6 Pitts.
145 ii. Sterling G. Pitts.

Generation No. 6

48. James6 GARDNER (John5, John4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1804 in near Camden, SC, and died 1867 in near Goggans, Lamar Co., GA. He married spouse <unknown> August 1833 in Pike Co., ?.

Children of James GARDNER and spouse <unknown> are:
+ 146 i. William Gayden7 GARDNER, born November 30, 1832 in South Carolina; died December 23, 1912 in Georgia.
147 ii. Arina GARDNER, born July 11, 1835.
148 iii. John GARDNER, born 1838.
149 iv. Amanda GARDNER, born 1843.
150 v. Susan GARDNER, born 1844.
151 vi. Mary GARDNER, born 1847.
152 vii. James GARDNER, born 1849.
153 viii. Sarah Q.F. GARDNER, born 1853.
154 ix. Samuel Thomas GARDNER, born February 1855 in Georgia.

60. Pryor Sterling6 GARDNER (Sterling5, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born May 05, 1819 in Amite Co., MS, and died February 12, 1891 in Giddings, Lee Co., TX. He married (1) Eleanor M.. She was born Abt. 1840. He married (2) Prudence MARSALIS December 05, 1843 in Amite Co., MS. She was born November 11, 1825 in Amite Co., MS, and died June 15, 1853. He married (3) Sarah Johns December 06, 1855 in Amite Co., MS. She was born 1835, and died Bet. 1870 - 1879.

Children of Pryor GARDNER and Sarah Johns are:
155 i. Mary A.7 GARDNER.
156 ii. Sarah E. GARDNER.
157 iii. Zerida GARDNER.
+ 158 iv. Eola Victoria GARDNER, born Abt. 1861 in Mississippi; died March 09, 1952 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

67. Seaborn6 GARDNER (William Henry5, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1827 in Amite Co., MS. He married Mariah GORDON November 06, 1856 in Amite Co., MS, daughter of John GORDON and Sarah MARSALIS. She was born 1839 in Amite Co., MS, and died 1923 in Amite Co., MS.

Child of Seaborn GARDNER and Mariah GORDON is:
159 i. Elishia7 GARDNER, born Aft. 1856.

72. Nancy Ann6 GARDNER (William Henry5, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born 1834 in Amite Co., MS, and died in Amite Co., MS. She married William A. GORDON October 02, 1851 in Amite Co., MS, son of John GORDON and Sarah MARSALIS. He was born January 02, 1830 in Amite Co., MS, and died 1881 in Amite Co., MS.

Children of Nancy GARDNER and William GORDON are:
160 i. Sarah "Dink"7 GORDON, born Aft. 1851. She married Bragg McNEELY.
161 ii. Willie GORDON, born Aft. 1851. She married Houston STOKES.
162 iii. Maggie GORDON, born Aft. 1851. She married Charlie C. WILKINSON.
163 iv. Fannie GORDON, born Aft. 1851. She married Frank TYNES.
164 v. Johnnie GORDON, born Aft. 1851. She married Steve DAY.
165 vi. Martha Ophelia GORDON, born January 02, 1853 in Amite Co., MS; died March 26, 1872 in Amite Co., MS. She married E.M. Gillis.
166 vii. George Prestridge "Bud" GORDON, born December 26, 1859 in Amite Co., MS; died July 26, 1938 in Amite Co., MS. He married Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" WILKINSON February 28, 1883 in Amite Co., MS; born January 30, 1861 in Amite Co., MS; died February 13, 1936 in Amite Co., MS.
167 viii. Hewitt GORDON, born 1864 in Amite Co., MS; died 1927 in Amite Co., MS. He married Amy McMILLAN November 01, 1888 in Amite Co., MS; born 1868; died 1929 in Amite Co., MS.
168 ix. Hance GORDON, born 1872 in Amite Co., MS; died December 05, 1960 in Amite Co., MS. He married Prentiss Talbert THOMPSON.

76. Frances6 HARRIS (Sarah5 GARDNER, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born April 19, 1806 in Georgia, and died July 06, 1902. She married Wesley A. ANDERSON April 25, 1821 in Baldwin Co., GA. He was born November 30, 1799 in SC, and died May 05, 1855.

Children of Frances HARRIS and Wesley ANDERSON are:
169 i. Zacharius7 ANDERSON.
170 ii. Lydia ANDERSON, born in Miss.
171 iii. Martha ANDERSON, born in Miss..
172 iv. Frances ANDERSON, born in Miss..
173 v. William ANDERSON.
+ 174 vi. John Priar ANDERSON, born December 17, 1826; died June 06, 1900 in Ranburne, Cleburne, Ala.
175 vii. Pernia ANDERSON, born 1845 in Ala..

78. Thomas Jefferson6 HARRIS (Sarah5 GARDNER, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASPER1) was born September 15, 1812 in Baldwin Co., GA, and died August 26, 1894 in Comanche, TX. He married (1) Lydia Jones Burks January 15, 1835 in Talbot Co., GA, daughter of James BURKS and Martha ROBINSON. He married (2) Elizabeth Burks April 22, 1862 in Jasper Co., GA, daughter of James BURKS and Martha ROBINSON.

Children of Thomas HARRIS and Lydia Burks are:
176 i. James Lyon7 HARRIS, born December 30, 1835.
177 ii. John Pryor HARRIS, born June 12, 1837.
178 iii. Andrew Jackson HARRIS, born January 27, 1839.
179 iv. Martha Lenora HARRIS, born October 01, 1840.
180 v. Sarah HARRIS, born November 06, 1842.
181 vi. Thomas Jefferson HARRIS, born August 14, 1847.
182 vii. William Milton HARRIS, born November 14, 1849.
+ 183 viii. Mary Frances HARRIS, born February 15, 1852 in Hilsboro, Scott Co., MS; died February 17, 1904 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.
+ 184 ix. Emma Aldorah HARRIS, born February 21, 1854 in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX; died April 05, 1940 in Whitney, Hill Co., TX.
185 x. Homer Hines HARRIS, born October 23, 1856.

Children of Thomas HARRIS and Elizabeth Burks are:
186 i. Robert Emmett Lee7 HARRIS, born March 06, 1863.
187 ii. Albert Sidney HARRIS, born November 01, 1865.
188 iii. Exah Jane HARRIS, born August 31, 1868.
189 iv. Jesse Gardner HARRIS, born January 13, 1873.
190 v. Richard Coke HARRIS, born November 30, 1875.

82. Gardner6 CULPEPPER (Frances Fanny5 GARDNER, Pryor (Prior)4, THOMAS3, JEAN2, JASP

More Gibson Research Notes

Posted: 20 Aug 2001 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:37PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, demorce, kerr, carson, cain, campbell, gates, veare, woodward, leath, lea, giles, relby, culberson, marshel, collins, buster, cocks, alley, brickey, kitchens, richmond, ritchman, nolen, cockerill, osborn, watson, wayland, more, rany, gipson
(cont'd.) Please get back to me from time to time and let's work on this together with Lorraine and my cousin Norma, and maybe we can help each other get these people in their lines and improve our trees.
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From: Abstract of Georgia Wills - Warren County:
Signed: February 7, 1827; Probated: July 5, 1830
Daus: Martha Standiford; Sarah Powell, formerly Harris; Elizabeth Veasey; Fannea Culpepper, Sucky Ruching [Rushing?]; Polly P. Heath. Sons: William Gardiner; Elisha Gardiner. G-son: Pryor Gardiner, s/o Sterling Gardiner, dec'd. G-dau: Anna P. I. R., Veasey, d/o Elizabeth Veasey. Exrs: Henry Heath; John Veasey. Wit: Thomas Gibson, Obadiah Gibson; Mary Gibson, Andrew Stewart. Note: Joseph Deason and Redding Lewis to be reimbursed for money advanced on note to Benjamin Standiford, husband of dau Martha.
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KGS Online Catalog
Surnames: E - H

USA States/Cities: A C D F-G I K L M N O P R S T U-V W
KS Counties: A B C D E F G H J-L M N O-P R S T-Z Misc.
Surnames: A-D E-H I-M N-R S-U V-Z
Other: Bible Intl Subject Research Aid
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family genealogy - gibson Gibson Family Pictures from Collection of May (Gibson) Pearce & Present Day Pictures of Gibson-Kersey-Cox Farm
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family genealogy - gibson Prairie Epic by Mary Eleanor Gibson Pearce, San Francisco, CA Ehlers, Mrs Henry R
family genealogy - gibson, thomas Thomas Gibson Will
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Cade, Alice H sp State Census 1875 Osage Co, KS
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bible - gibson / bartley Gibson, Thos S (1849- ) m 1871;
Bartley, Sarah E (1854- )
bible - gibson / gillwaters Gibson, Maxwell ARthur m 1879;
m/2 Gillwaters, Eliza Catherine (1858-1930) ALSO: GERMAN / HAFF
bible - gibson / hawes Gibson, Abraham (1820-1909) m 1860;
Hawes, Emeline (1836-1903) ALSO: BOLTON / PARCEL / WILDER / PEARCE
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Welcome to
"see the History . . . experience the Heroes'
Winter 2001 Biographical Series #1:
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On April 24th, 1863 Union Major Thomas Gibson reported to his headquarters; "I camped at Waterford (Va) awaiting the arrival of Captain Hall, who was sent to catch Mobberly, the guerilla. Mobberly was not found."1

This was but one of many events that indicated Mobberly was more than a nuisance. Mobberly was simply not an easy man to find when he did not choose to be, and he next surfaced during the June 9, 1863 cavalry battle of Brandy Station, Active in skirmishes, and latter claimed $ 800 from the Confederate government for the Loss of his horse, perhaps equivalent to about $ 15,000 by today's standards.
Upon proving his outstanding skills as a scout and raider, he was detailed to raise and lead his own band of partisan rangers. This band of raiders was composed mostly of local farmers, causing union General Phillip Sheridan to report on a skirmish:

"Crooks men killed 5 of Mobberly's men, captured 40 of his horses, and 75 revolvers. Many of these men are citizens who live in this vicinity, and have been selling produce to the Government, and claim to be loyal on this account, they are getting loyalty now, with a prospect of poverty in the future."2

Mobberly however continued to successfully disrupt Federal Army activities and his tactics included having his men disguise themselves in Union Blue uniforms when he wanted to surprise an unsuspecting union unit. One documented occasion Union Army records indicate, "Captain Mobberly, with 25 men, most of them dressed in our (blue) uniforms, attacked them (two wagons with 1 Sgt. And 10 men) between
Between Charlestown and Halltown killing one sergeant, capturing five of the men and the mules attached to the wagons." 3 As these guerilla tactics escalated, and became more terrrifying with a tit for tat mentality taking hold of their logic, Federal Forces began tightening their efforts to establish control over Northern Virginia. These efforts resulted in the capture of "French Bill." William Loge, Alias "French Bill," a deserter from the Union who army who had joined white's Battalion of Confederate cavalry. He was captured after a chase through a snowstorm in Northern Virginia, and "French Bill's" fate is recorded in the Official Records. The following are telegraph records of exchanges between the two officers.
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Montgomery County
1606 -1888 Virginia and Virginians. Eminent Virginians. By Dr. R.A. Brock Secretary of the Virginia Historical Society.
Transcribed by Rhonda Fleming Smith
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MICHAEL GIBSON-son of John and Elizabeth (Kinser) Gibson was born in Auburn district, Montgomery county, [VA], September 5, 1837. His father was born in this county, and his mother has lived here since infancy. His grandfather was of Scotch descent and came to Montgomery county in the early days of its settlement, marrying a Miss McDowell, from Pennsylvania. Michael Gibson was in the Confederate service during the civil war, and had two brothers who served in the same army. At the residence of the bride’s parents, in this county, March 21, 1866, Michael Gibson was united in marriage with Mary C. Harmon, who was born in Christiansburg district, December 5, 1844, a daughter of John and Mary C. (Hall) Harmon. Her parents were natives of Montgomery county. Mr. Gibson is a farmer of Auburn district, and in his home are the eleven children of his marriage. Norwood, born March 26, 1867; Annettie E.L., [b.] May 8, 1868; Minnie S., [b.] June 8, 1869; Allie N., [b.] December 11, 1870; Effie Julia, [b.] April 4, 1874; Ethel Bell, [b.] May 4, 1875; Herbert M., [b.] April 10, 1877; Mary Blanche, [b.] September 23, 1878 ; Gillie K., [b.] April 14, 1880; Bleatie D., [b.] August 30, 1881; Frederick D.G., [b.] October 10, 1883. Mr. Gibson has been three years magistrate and school trustee since 1879. His postoffice address is Lovely Mount, Montgomery county, Virginia.

THOMAS GIBSON, M.D.- son of John and Elizabeth (Kinser) Gibson, was born in Montgomery county, Virginia, December 18, 1840, and married in Campbell county, at the residence of the bride’s parents, George Creasey and Malinda (Arthur) Creasey, to Emma M. Creasey and to them have been born: Ada Lena, February 17, 1869, died February 2, 1883; Eusepius Emmet, July 27, 1871; Cela Thomas, March 14, 1875; Tinie Nestor, November 5, 1877; Piner Edgar, May 20, 1880. Dr. Gibson’s father was born in 1800m and came to this county when a child, and died in 1865; his mother was born in 1802 in Montgomery county, where she still lives. Mrs. Gibson’s parents were born in Bedford county. Thomas Gibson enlisted at the beginning of the ar in Company F, 11th Virginia Infantry, and was promoted to color bearer, but being unable to serve on account of ill health, was honorably discharged after serving two months and twenty-seven days. Dr. Gibson began the study of his profession under Dr. Sheltman, of Christiansburg, with whom he spent one year previous to the war. After leaving the army he again applied himself to his studies, this time under the tutorage of Dr. James P. Hammett, and he had the good fortune to be permitted to use the libraries of Drs. Radford and Figgat. Dr. Gibson’s postoffice address is Lovely Mount, Montgomery county, Virginia.

THOMAS M. GIBSON- is a native of Tennessee, born July 30, 1852, a son of George W. and Nancy (McCauley) Gibson. His mother is living in Washington county, Tennessee, and his father is deceased. At Wytheville, county seat of Wythe county, Virginia, Thomas M. Gibson married Alice Reed, and they have four children: Nannie, William, Jeb S., and Sallie S. Alice , daughter of Gustavus and Nancy (Harold) Reed , was born in Wytheville, and her parents are both deceased. In 1873 Mr. Gibson made his home in Montgomery county, and he is living in Blacksburg, and is engineer at the Blacksburg College.
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The 1864 Federal Draft
Names of Boone County Citizens Drafted

The following is quoted directly from The History of Boone County Missouri by W.F. Switzler originally published in 1882, page 468. Given Switzler notes I have to wonder if anyone showed up as a result of this draft.



On November 14, 1864, there was a draft at Provost Marshal Lovelaces's headquarters in St. Charles, in which one hundred and sixty-four of the citizens of Boone county, some white, some black, drew prizes, and prizes which cost some of them several months' service in the Federal army, and a large number of them from $300 to $750 for substitutes. The apparent deficit of Boone county was 82. To meet this 164, or double the number were drawn. The number to fill the quota of 82 was taken from the list in the order in which they were drawn, excluding of course those whom the examining board might exempt for disabilities, and those who had died, or who since the enrollment, had enlisted in the United States army. The draft was for one year. The following is


Index Name Notes
1 John Adair furnished substitute for one year
2 Robert Henry exempted from draft
3 James Pigg did not report (bushwacker)
4 Peter Palmer did not report
5 Benj. Mead, Jr. did not report
6 Morgan Reams exempted from draft
7 Robert R. McBain furnished substitute for one year
8 John W. Asbury did not report
9 Henry N. Ess tutor in the State University,
furnished substitute for one year
10 Henry Robinett did not report
11 John R. Boulton furnished substitute for one year
12 Daniel Phillips did not report
13 Pollard W. Graves furnished substitute for three years
14 John M. Samuel furnished substitute for three years
15 Alfred Stephens did not report
16 Andrew J. Bryson did not report
17 Azariah Martin did not report
18 George H. Akeman furnished substitute for one year
19 Joel Kirtley
(colored) held to personal service
20 Elias Elliott did not report
21 Lewis Ashbury
(colored) did not report
22 Wm. Barnes did not report
23 Frederick Wilcox
(colored) did not report
24 Wm. Albright did not report
25 Lewis M. Switzler assistant editor of the Stateman,
furnished substitute for one year
26 Wm. H. Barnett did not report
27 John F. Evans furnished substitute for one year
28 Nathaniel Harris did not report
29 David Vivion furnished substitute for three years
30 W.A. Darnally did not report
31 Elijah G. Taylor did not report
32 Clay Ballew did not report
33 Jacob Strawn furnished substitute for three years
34 Riley Christian did not report
35 Samuel M. Jones tutor in the State University,
exempted from draft
36 Milton A. Wiggington did not report
37 James M. Smith did not report
38 Asa C. Nichols furnished substitute for three years
39 Eli Lanham did not report (in Confederate army)
40 H.W. Richardson did not report
41 Stephen Todd
(colored) did not report (later in U.S. Army)
42 Edward Mansfield former foreman in Statesman office,
then in St.Louis or Memphis,
did not report
43 Anthony Clarkson
(colored) exempted from draft
44 Samuel S. Hagan did not report
45 Alfred E. Grubbs did not report (in Condederate army)
46 Lewis Vanhorn
(colored) held to personal service
47 Morrison Powell did not report
48 Isaac Lamme did not report
49 Wm. Beazley
(colored) exempted from draft
50 R.C. Dyson exempted from draft
51 John M. Brown furnished substitute for one year
52 Hiram Cowden did not report
53 John E. Blakemore did not report
54 Wm. D. Oliver held to personal service
55 James Petty id not report
56 Peter Lyons did not report
57 Thomas Gibson did not report
58 Wm. A. Harris furnished substitute for three years
59 Robert T. Sapp furnished substitute for three years
60 Charles Todd
(colored) held to personal service
61 Joseph E. Proctor furnished substitute for three years
62 Thomas L. Burdett did not report
63 David Mead did not report (in Confederate army)
64 Ashby Crump furnished substitute for one year
65 Henry L. Cook did not report
(in Confederate army or in the bushes)
66 Horace W. Gold did not report
67 Pleasant R. Nicholson did not report
68 John E. Woolfolk furnished substitute for one year
69 Wm. J. Simms did not report
70 Harry C. Summers did not report
71 James E. Tucker furnished substitute for one year
72 Wm. T. Shock furnished substitute for one year
73 Levi Hickam
(colored) held to personal service
74 Thomas Milhollin did not report (in Gratiot Prison)
75 Frank Sappington
(colored) held to personal service
76 Thomas Dunbar did not report
77 James R. Hagan did not report
78 Robert Melloway did not report
79 Robert B. Coleman did not report (in Confederate army)
80 John D. Patton did not report
81 Wallace Williams
(colored) did not report (in U.S. Army)
82 James A. McQuitty did not report
83 Robert P. Waters furnished substitute for three years
84 John Rogers did not report
85 Lawson G. Drury furnished substitute for one year
86 Augustus Levi did not report
87 Jesse Claypole did not report
88 James Harris did not report (in Confederate army)
89 Jacob Smith
(colored) did not report
90 Wm. Bestwick did not report
91 Nathan Roberts did not report
92 Frank Thomas held to personal service
93 Creed Conley
(colored) did not report (in U.S. army)
94 Solomon Grindstaff held to personal service
95 Wm. F. Hall exempted from draft
96 Carter Chandler furnished substitute for one year
97 James S. Yeager did not report
98 John N. Ward did not report
99 Michael Speilman furnished substitute for one year
100 James J. Winscott did not report
101 James J. Arnott held to personal service
102 Wm. Allen, Sen. did not report
(reported by letter; very sick at home)
103 Samuel Street did not report
104 Benjamin Jenkins did not report
105 Sydney Hume furnished substitute for one year
106 Abraham Ewing did not report
107 John R. Garth furnished substitute for three years
108 L.W. Hendrix held to personal service
109 Robert Gordon did not report
110 Joseph Hall did not report
111 Edward Bass
(colored) exempted from draft
112 Wm. Hunter exempted from draft
113 James W. Singleton did not report
114 James Slate exempted from draft (later in U.S. Army)
115 Andrew Peyton did not report
116 Henry Grindstaff exempted from draft
117 Joseph Roberts
(colored) did not report
118 Samuel Simms held to personal service
119 Robert H. Woolfolk furnished substitute for three years
120 Wm. H. Crane exempted from draft
(the 6th of our Union Cranes)
121 Ambrose W. Hulen did not report
122 Enoch C. Dooley furnished substitute for three years
123 Squire Searcy
(colored) did not report
124 James Davis did not report
125 Henry Colvin did not report
126 Amos Bartley did not report
127 Benjamin F. Davis did not report
(at medical school, Jefferson college, Philla.)
128 Isaac Henry
(colored) held to personal service
129 John L. Hines did not report
130 Thomas Spillman exempted from draft
131 Robert E. Smith exempted from draft
132 Henry F. Williams furnished substitute for one year
133 Liright Vandiver furnished substitute for three years
134 James M. Dinwiddie furnished substitute for three years
135 Ben. F. Williamson did not report (in Confederate army)
136 Stephen W. Pigg furnished substitute for one year
137 James M. Strode furnished substitute for three years
138 Thomas H. Keene furnished substitute for one year
139 James H. Turner furnished substitute for one year
140 Samuel Clinton held to personal service
141 Matthew Evans exempted from draft
142 Simeon Christian furnished substitute for one year
143 Alonzo Wright furnished substitute for one year
144 Silas Senior held to personal service
145 Joseph Sappington did not report
146 Silas Hudson
(colored) exempted from draft
147 Jacob Palm exempted from draft
148 Harvey Parker
(colored) held to personal service
149 Thomas Ballew
(colored) exempted from draft
150 John M. Shock furnished substitute for three years
151 Columbus Hunter held to personal service
152 James R. Selby furnished substitute for one year
153 Lewis McAfee
(colored) held to personal service
154 John H. Seymour did not report
155 Wm. Fagg held to personal service
156 Samuel Boyd did not report
157 John Conway
(colored) held to personal service
158 Daniel Robinett held to personal service
159 James B. Stansbury did not report
160 Sylvester Dines did not report
161 John F. Cato did not report (in California)
162 Jesse G. Long did not report
163 Wm. Irvin did not report (near Quincy, IL)
164 Jeff. B. Ridgway dead


Both Noah and his wife are buried at Shoal Creek Church, Hart County, Ga. Judge Noah Looney once lived near Cleveland Ferry, now Knox's Bridge Tugaloo River, South Carolina. Later moved to Franklin County, Ga. at Parkerstown. (This settlement no longer listed in Postal Guide. 1964)

Their children:

Morgan Harbin (5)
George Cleveland (5)
b. 2/6/1836
m. 1 - Maggie Tomlinson
They had daughter Sarah Frances Looney.
m. 2 - Evelyn Camp
Elizabeth (5)
Sarah (5)
(penciled in) Martin Van Buren (5)
(See Cyclopaedia of Georgia, Vol. 2,
page 486; History of Hart Co., Ga.
(Baker) page 138)

Hugh (4) b. Nov. 14, 1782 (Twin of Peter)
Enlisted on Jan. 2, 1814, Pendleton Court House, S.C. for expedition against Creek Indians.
Honorary Discharge at Powellton, Ga., July 20, 1814.
m. Elizabeth E.Russell, Sept. 7, 1817
Marriage performed by Thomas Gibson, Esq.
b. Dec. 14, 1800 (date a bit blurred)
d. August 11, ___ " " "
d. October 8, 1854. They are both shown
in Bibb County and Lawrence County, Ala.
He was appointed Justice of Peace, Bibb Co., Ala. 4/11/1838.

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Stony Creek Baptist Church
Minute Books

1801 - 1811
1811 - 1814

Fort Blackmore
Scott County Virginia

This copy of what is perhaps the first book of the Stony Creek Primitive Baptist Church,
located on Stony creek, near Fort Blackmore, Scott County, Virginia, was in the possession
of Mr. Scott Beatright of Colburn, Virginia, whose grandfather was once a Minister of this

The book is written on paper and bound between covers made of home spun cloth. The
handwriting is very good and the ink has lasted well.

Copied August, 1966, by Emory L. Hamilton, Wise, Virginia, with a copy filed in
the Archives of the Southwest Virginia Historical Society, at Clinch Valley College,
Wise, Virginia and a copy sent to the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.



Church meeting held at Stony Creek.
February the 21 day 1803 (Should be 1801)
Brother Giles Lea acknowledged his fault for drinking too much and was restored.
Received by letter Brother Hutchens and T.R. Abbel. Application by Br. Edmond
Pendleton for a letter of dismission for him and his wife. Some objection being
made in the church against it, we have appointed a committee: Br. Wilson, Br. Cock,
Br. Brickey and Br. Leath to make a inquisition of the cause. We agree Sister
Pendleton have a letter of dismission. Agreed a meeting of Church Conference to
be held at Br. David Cock's in this arm of the church. Appointed Br. Hutchens
clerk of this church. Next meeting the fourth Saturday in each month, annually.
Agreed our Pastor to attend quarterly with us. Dismissed in order.

March the 20, 1801
Met in church conference at Br. David Cox's. Br. John Bustard, Moderator.
Agreed to put in the hand of our Deacon for the churches use against the next
meeting. received Mary Cornelius by letter.

April the 23 day (1801)
We met according to appointment. Chose Brother Wilson, Moderator. Agreed that
Br. Cox should provide the minutes against the fourth Saturday in May. It is an
act passed in our church Conference that the church meet together every Sunday in
pray meeting.

May the 23 day 1801
Church meeting at Stony Creek. Brother Joseph Culbertson received by experience
and baptised. Br. Wilson, Br. Cox and Br. Brickey appointed by the church to cite
Mary Jones to attend next church meeting. Nancy Hutcheson received by experience
and baptised.

June the 27 day (1801)
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Received by experience Rachael ______ (illegible).
James Brickey, Mary Marshall, William Steward by letter Joseph Carter and Elizabeth
Carter and Catherine Roberts.

July the 22 day 1801
Met in order. Agreed Brother Culberson to get the elements for the Lord's Supper
and table cloth and napkins. Agreed to meet the first Friday in august to build a
meeting house.

August the 22, (1801)
Met in order. Referred the hearing of Sister Mary Jones till next church meeting:
Brother Jesse Wilson and Br. David Cox to cite her to appear. Received by experience
John Watson, Senr. Baptised Nevel Wayland, Senr., William Marshall Cockrel, Henry
Leath, David Cox Jr., Nancy Wayland, black Rode (Rhoda).

September the 21 day 1801
Met in church conferences. A motion made by Brother Brickey for a Constitution
and prepare bodyguard.

November (1801) church meeting:
Stephen Osborn ) Received by experience and baptised
Jemina Osborn )
Henry Cock )
Sarah Penalton )
Nevel Wayland, Jun'r )
Frank Wayland )
Matilda Cocks )

Church Meeting December 1801
Comfort Osborn received but not baptised. Nancy Gibson received by letter. Valentine
Collins received by experience and baptised. David Cox received by experience and
baptised. Ellender Nelson rec'd by experience and baptised. James Stanfield received
by experience and baptised. Betsy Burton, Mary Stanfield, Susannah Marshall, David Cocks,
Margaret Carter received and baptised.

January 18th 1802
The Brethren collected at Brother Cockses where Brother Jesse Wilson preached his farewell
sermon at night when Sister Susannah Marshal applied for a letter of dismission. Was
granted and given her. The 23 being church meeting day presented Brother Bolling at the
above house. The church was unanimous in consenting to a Constitution. It is agreed upon
that the members of this church put money into the Deacon's hands to defray the expense of
preparing the elements for the administration of last Lord's Supper and likewise to prepare
for next which is intended next quarterly meeting.

February the 27, 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. A Presbytry and helps being appointed to consider
into the state of the arm of the Glade Hollow church on Stony Creek petition for a
Constitution to pronounce them a Church. Sister Philips and daughter Elender, Brother
James Brickey, Brother David Briant and his wife, and Sister Mary Carnell applied for a
letter of dismission and was granted. David Gipson, a backslider received on a relation
of the work of God upon his soul. Dismissed in order.

March the 27, 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother David Briant and Sister Rachael Briant
a letter of dismission. Dismissed in order.

April the 24 day 1802
Church meeting held on Stony Creek. Motion made by Brother Cocks for to petition
Brother Flannary's church for him to attend us part of his time. By consent of the
church Brother Wayland is to get a quire of paper for the use of the church. Brother
Brickey received 6 and four pence to prepare the elements for the Lord's Supper.
Agness Carter received by experience and baptised. Elizabeth Gipson received by
experience and baptised. Thomas Alley received by experience and baptised. Dismissed
in order.

May the 22 day (1802)
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Received by experience Nancy Brickey, Ryly (Riley)
Collins, Mary Large, Rachel Gipson, Thomas Gipson, Beter Gipson, George Gipson, John
Stuart and baptised.

June the 26 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek - ordered that be prepared against next church meeting
to bring tent to the association and that Brother Wayland and that two dollars be
contributed for the support of David Cox, John Brickey brothers appointed to attend
said association. Charles Gipson received by experience. Mary Gipson received by

July the 23 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Rheubin Gipson, Thomas Marshal, Fanny Gibson,
Henry Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Jun'r., Violate Flannery, Vina Gibson, Judith More,
Fanny Gipson, William Nolen by experiences, also Mary Gibson, both from other churches
without letter. David Marshel rec'd by letter. Dismissed.

August the 29 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Nolen counted under censure till next
church meeting in course. Lerecy More, Spicy More, Anny Gibson and Samuel Rany all
received by experience and baptised.

September 22 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Nolen's cause is laid over till next
meeting and ordered from the church that Brother Kitchen and Brother Watson cite
him and Brother David Marshel and wife to attend at said meeting. It is likewise
ordered that Brother Collins finishes Brother Wayland's boards and gather hands to
cover it by next church meeting. Dismissed in order.

October the 23 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. William Nolen excommunicated. An order of
the church that Brother Thomas Marshal and Brother Kitchens cite William Cockerill
to attend next church meeting and also Comfort Osborn for not complying with the
order of the church. Received Nancy Ritchman by experience and baptism.

November the 25 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Henry Gibson excommunicated. Brother Tiny
Collins on censure till next meeting. Thomas Gibson on censure till next church
meeting. Brother Cocks is to cite Brother Thomas Alley to appear the next meeting,
also Brother Brickey and Brother Kitchens is to cite Brother David Gibson to appear
the next meeting. John Ritchman (Richmond) received by experience and baptism.

December 23 day 1802
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Tiny Collins restored. Brother Thomas
Gibson considered under censure. Brother Cocks still to cite Brother Thomas Alley.
Dismissed in order.

January the 22 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Thomas Gibson considered under censure till next
meeting. Brother Joseph Culberson's cause laid over till next church meeting.
Dismissed in order.

February the 26 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Joseph Culberson clear of censure
laid on him by Brother John Buster. Thomas Gibson excommunicated. Sister Vina
Gibson obtained a letter of dismission by letter of recommendation from the Black
Water church. Sister Mary Gibson obtained a letter of dismission. Clary More
received by experience and baptism. Dismissed in order.

March the 20 day 1803
Thomas Gibson excommunicated. Dismissed in order.

March the 26 day 1803
Brother Rheuben Gibson and his wife obtained a letter of dismission, also Sister
Frances Gibson and two daughters obtained a letter of dismission.

April the 23 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Culberson and Brother Thomas
Marshel is to site Brother Giles Lea to appear at the next church meeting.
Henry Leath laid over till next meeting. Brother Charles Gibson and wife obtain
a letter of dismission. Brother Valentine Collins and wife to receive a letter
of dismission. Dismissed in order. Brother John Brickey, Moderator.

May the 26 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Giles cited by Brother Relby to next
meeting. Brother Henry Leath is laid over till next meeting, in course.
Dismissed in order.

June the 23 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Giles Lea is laid over till the next
meeting in course. Brother Henry Leath is laid over till the next meeting in course.
Dismissed in order.

July the 23 day 1803
Church meeting held at Stony Creek. Brother Henry Leath restored to his place in
the church. Brother Giles Lea obtains a letter of dismission for him and his wife
Sarah. Dismissed in order.
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Stephen Gates, son of Stephen and Anne (Veare) Gates, born in Hingham, Norfolk, England, 1634; died in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 23 October 1706; married in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, about 1664, Sarah Woodward, daughter of George and Mary (Gibson) Woodward, born in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 3 February 1643; died in Stow, Mass., after 1707.
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Nathaniel Gates, born in Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, about 1675; died intestate in Stow, 1731; married Mary B. Gibson. Administration of his estate was granted to his son Stephen, 6 December 1731. See Torrey, NEHGR 120:168.
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Rebecca Gates, born in Marlboro, 23 July 1682; died in Stow, 21 January 1754; married Deacon Timothy Gibson (His niece, Mary, married Rebecca's brother, Nathaniel. See NEHGR, 37:389)
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From: Lorraine
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 22:55:03 -0700
To: Annadella

Thomas's line goes to York, South Carolina and then gradually moves on to Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi
Descendants of Thomas Gibson.

Annadella's Note: several Gibsons are still blank for their children, if any, spouses, etc. Several possible links could be in those missing people.

1 Thomas Gibson d: Bef. June 04, 1769
. +Catherine Demorce b: in Baltimore Co., Maryland m: December 22, 1761 in Baltimore Co., Maryland
....... 2 Matthew Gibson b: November 22, 1762 d: May 07, 1805 in York County, South Carolina
.......... +Elizabeth Kerr b: November 03, 1772, d: January 01, 1861 in Jasper, Mississippi?
................ 3 Thomas P. Gibson b: January 01, 1791 d: August 22, 1841 in Selma, Alabama
................... +Pamela Carson
................ *2nd Wife of Thomas P. Gibson:
................... +Katherine D. Cain b: August 31, 1809
................ 3 William C. Gibson b: November 27, 1792 in South Carolina
................... +Jane C. Thompson b: Abt. 1814 in South Carolina
................ 3 Catharine P. Gibson b: December 16, 1795
................ 3 Matthew R. Gibson b: May 18, 1801 in York County, South Carolina
................... +Esther Campbell b: December 15, 1801
................ 3 John C. Gibson b: December 25, 1803 in South Carolina
................... +Matilda b: Abt. 1807 in South Carolina
....... 2 ? Gibson b: Unknown
....... 2 ? Gibson b: Unknown

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from: Annadella
to: Lorraine

Well, as far as George Gibson (b. 1700s - in another
of our old family Gibson lists, it shows him b. 30
Dec. 1763, in NC, d. 23 Aug. 1836, in NC. It says he
moved his family from NC to Giles Co., TN, in 1810,
where they lived for many years, and it says all their
children were born in Guilford, NC, except for Joseph,
who was born in SC while they were visiting relatives.
It says that George Gibson, his children all grown
and gone, went back (with Ann?) to NC (from TN), where
he died in 1810. The two other papers, Gibson Family
History and Family List shows the same death dates,
but not where Ann and George died and were buried.

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Gibson, AL or GA

glynda gibson (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2001 2:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2002 2:34AM GMT
Surnames: gibson
coukld you please share your al and ga gibson info with me also thanks in adv glynda gibson

Reuben Isom GIBSON, TN

Posted: 27 Oct 2001 7:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:39PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, hatmaker
Hello Annadella! I have tried to reach you by e-mail, but it keeps coming back to me. This is what I have so far: I am writing hoping to find some information on my great-grandfather's ancestors. I am asking everyone with GIBSON in their family tree for help! (LOL) My great-grandfather's name was Reuben Isom (unsure of spelling) Gibson. He was born Jan. 24, 1874-1875, unsure where he was born, he died on his birthday Jan. 24, 1928 in Tennessee, of black lung/emphysema. He was a coal miner. Was told by a family member that Reuben had a brother they called 'Pink'. Am not sure if this was his nickname or given name. 'Pink' is supposed to have died in Texas. Was also told that Reuben had Cherokee blood (probablyon his father's side), and that Reuben looked like an American Indian. I have checked to make sure, and Reuben was not a 'melungeon'. I know that a lot of the 'melungeons' were mistakenly thought to be American Indians, when they were actually of European descent. Reuben married Salley (Sarah ?) Ann Hatmaker, born Nov. 18, 1879 in Tennessee, died Nov. 15, 1971 in Duff, Campbell County, Tennessee. (there is some controversy surrounding her birth and death dates). Reuben and Salley were married July 13, 1897 in Tennessee. Reuben and Salley lived in Coal Creek (now Lake City), Anderson County, Tennessee in 1900 with 2 of their children, 'Ordie' and Viola, according to the 1900 Anderson County census. Salley and Reuben had 10 children: Agnes (my grandmother), Viola ('Sis'), John, Audra ('Ord or Ordie'), Pearl, Polie ('Pole'), Idella, Juanita ('Juanie'), Marie ('Deedle'), and Arthur ('Oss'). Reuben and Salley and their son, Pearl (died in his twenties), are buried in Roses Creek (aka) 'Leach' Cemetery in Eagan, Claiborne County, Tennessee. I am completely stumped here. Can find no information on Reuben's parents or siblings. Would welcome any advice or information. I apologize for the lengthiness of this letter. This is everything I have on him. Thanks for taking the time to read this! Hope to hear from you soon! Take care and good luck on your research...................CJHobbs (

Martha Gibson Prince

Posted: 7 Jan 2002 2:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:24PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, sexton, prince
You mentioned a JOE PRINCE in Fl. My gggrandfather was FRANK GIBSON. I am showing his daughter MARTHA married a PRINCE. Do you know of the connection there? MARTHA's brother was JOHN GIBSON b. 26 Jan 1861 he was my ggrandfather married to a SEXTON. I am stuck at FRANK GIBSON and all I know of him is his wife was a SARA/SARAH. Do you know any of these people? FRANK's children were....... JOHN, MARTHA, ANDY,JIM and DAISY.
Any help would greatly be appreciated as I am at a brick wall. Thanking you in advance. GRACE

Lena Mae Gibson m. Alpha Judson Welsh

Posted: 30 Oct 2004 4:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2006 12:26PM GMT
Surnames: gibson, davis, welsh
I am realted to a charles arthur gibson who had a daughter named Lena Mae Gibson who married Alpha Judson Welsh who had a daughter Winnifred Delores Welsh who married my great grandfather Robert Karl Davis. If you have any information I would greatly appreciated I have gotten stuck and need some help... Thank you in advance
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