Putnam County, Indiana
Hawkins County, Tennessee
Deed Book 15: 397-398
George Gibson of Putnam
County, Indiana to Simon Collins of Hawkins County, $150, tract
on Black Water Creek, part of a 300-acre tract granted by the State to
James Johnson and Moses Humphrey, containing 50 acres more or less and
witness by Vardy [his mark] Collins, Burrell [his mark] Sullivan and
Hawkins County Deed Book 15:
February 14, 1835
Jordan Gibson to Simeon
Collins, of Hawkins County, $200, the west fork of Black Water Creek,
part ofa 300-acre tract granted to James Johnston and Moses
Humphreys... a patent line south of Powells Mountain, Signed by Jordon
[his mark] Gibson and witnessed by Vardy Collins and Alfred Collins.
1830 Putnam County, Indiana
1female under 15
1male under 5
2female under 5
Garret Gipson <Son
of Garrett, Grandson of Valentine Gibson>
2male under 10
1female under 5
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Descendants of Garrett Gibson
Descendants of Garrett Gibson
Generation No. 1
GIBSON was born 1752 in Stokes County, Virginia, and died 1831 in
Delaware County, Indiana. He married PRUDENCE SUMNER Abt. 1779 in
Surry County, North Carolina, daughter of ROBERT SUMNER and PHOEBE
BEALS. She was born March 10, 1760 in Guilford, North Carolina,
and died September 28, 1835 in Delaware County, Indiana.
Notes for GARRETT GIBSON:
1774 Capt Martin Armstrong's
- Joel Gibson 1 William
Capt John Deatherage district
- Valentine Gibson, son
James, son Garreet 3
Children of GARRETT GIBSON
and PRUDENCE SUMNER are:
i. WILLIAM6 GIBSON, b. August 20, 1780, Surry County,
North Carolina; d. September 23, 1853, Delaware County, Indiana.
ii. AMELIA GIBSON, b. June 06, 1786.
iii. GARRETT GIBSON, b. 1787, Surry County, North
Carolina; d. September 29, 1870, Delaware County, Indiana; m. ELIZABETH
iv. ANNA GIBSON, b. 1789; m. JONATHON MILLS,
September 12, 1809, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Notes for ANNA GIBSON:
Jonathan Mills ,
b.21 Oct 1789, Guilford co,NC
marr: 12 Sep 1809, Jefferson
Anna Gibson (abt
1789 - ? )
dau of Garrett
Gibson & Prudence Sumners
v. VALENTINE GIBSON, b. December 24, 1789; d. April
07, 1845, Muncie, Indiana.
vi. BOWATER GIBSON, b. November 09, 1793, Stokes
County, North Carolina; d. July 12, 1867, Delaware County, Indiana.
vii. SARAH GIBSON, b. 1798.
viii. ABIGAIL GIBSON, b. 1801; d. November 14, 1873,
Delaware County, Indiana; m. HENRY TAYLOR.
ix. ROBERT GIBSON, b. 1804, Jefferson County,
Indiana; d. March 12, 1858, Delaware County, Indiana; m. (1) SALLY
HEATON; m. (2) MARY CHEESEMAN; m. (3) NANCY DAVIS, January 12, 1837.
x. SUSAN MARTHA GIBSON, b. 1806.
Generation No. 2
GIBSON was born August 20, 1780 in Surry County, North Carolina,
and died September 23, 1853 in Delaware County, Indiana. He
married RACHEL DEWITT.
Notes for WILLIAM GIBSON:
I, William Gibson of Delaware
County and State of Indiana, being weak in boddy,(sic) but of sound and
disposing mind, memory and understanding, thanks be to Almighty God for
the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner
form following that is to say, First, it is my will that my funeral
expences(sic) and all my just Debts be fully paid, Second, I give and
bequeath to my beloved wife, Rahael (sic) Gibson, in Lieu of her dower
a full and competent maintainance(sic) during her natural life time
from the rents and proffits(sic) of the plantation on which we now
live, situated in the County and State aforesaid containing about
Eighty Acres, and that at the death of my said wife all the above
described property be Equally divided among the following named heirs -
Nancy Ogle, Valentine Gibson, Lucinda Ogle, Patsy Turner, John Gibson,
Abigail Shockly and Isaac Suite. And lastly, I hereby constitute and
appoint Jonas Turner and my son, John Gibson to be the Executor for
this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former
wills by me made and ratified and confirmed this and no other to be
last will and testament. On testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand
and Seal this twelfth day of April Eighteen hundred and fifty two.
Signed: William Gibson (his x mark)
Witnessed by us:
James H. Rosebrough
William R. Turner (his x mark)
(Source: Ball State
University, Muncie, Indiana - Bracken Library - Archives and Special
Children of WILLIAM GIBSON
and RACHEL DEWITT are:
i. NANCY7 GIBSON, b. 1801.
ii. LUCINDA GIBSON, b. 1803.
iii. PATSY GIBSON, b. 1807.
iv. VALENTINE GIBSON, b. 1808.
v. ABIGAIL GIBSON, b. 1810.
vi. WILLIAM GIBSON, b. 1825.
GIBSON was born December 24, 1789, and died April 07, 1845 in
Muncie, Indiana. He married (1) ELIZA FRAZER.
He married (2) CATHERINE HARROLD January 31, 1809 in Jefferson County,
Notes for VALENTINE GIBSON:
Surry County, North Carolina
Court Minutes, 2nd Thursday, November, 1788:
"State vs. Jonathan HARROLD;
same jury except Wm. PHILLIPS in room of Wm. FREEMAN; Archelouis
GIBSON, witness for Pltf., 80 miles, 5 days; Garrott GIBSON, 80 Miles,
5 days; John GIBSON, 100 miles 5 days; Aron LISBY, 120 miles, 3 days;
James GIBSON, 80 miles, 5 days; Samuel PARKER, 72 miles, 3 days;
Richard NUNNS, witness for Deft. 100 miles, 2 days."
Notes for VALENTINE GIBSON:
This tract lies adjoining the
entry made by Mr. Beeson, on the north, so all the lands entered in
Monroe township prior to 1828 was this strip of land, one mile long by
one-fourth of a mile wide. During the year I828 Valentine Gibson
entered the west half of the southeast quarter of section 2; Robert
Gibson the west half of the northeast quarter of section 12, and Zenas
Beeson the east half of the northeast quarter of section 23.
Thus it will be seen that in
the space of two years five settlers only had taken up their abode
within a territory of about two and a half miles each way, and this was
about the time that Mr. Jonathan Mills concluded that the neighborhood
was becoming entirely too thickly settled for him. During the year 1829
there were five entries in the township. They were Peter Simmons, in
section l0; Willliam Gibson, in section 12; Rebecca Gable, in section
15, and Laurel(Samuel) Brown and James Mansfield, in section 23. Thus
in three years from the time of the first purchase of public lands in
Monroe township there were but ten entries of about 800 acres.
However, it should not be
presumed that there were only ten families living in the township at
this time, for we find many settlers lived on and improved their land
extensively before making their purchase. This was, perhaps, in many
instances on account of financial inability, and, perhaps, sometimes
neglect. Be that as it may, it is a matter of history that these delays
very frequently caused neighborhood troubles and feuds that required
years to heal, as sometimes one man would improve land that some one
would enter and dispossess the original squatter. (Pages 123 and 124)
The following entries were in
a book "Marriages of Jefferson County, TN
1792-1836" Compiled by Rucker
Whitley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,
William Gibson to Margaret
Johnston on 31 Jan., 1797.
Valentine Gibson to Nancy
Twinney on 16 Oct., 1807.
Valentine Gibson to Catherine
Harold on 31 Jan., 1809.
Notes for Valentine Gibson:
From the History of Wayne
A church, called Christian
Friends, was formed about the
year 1837, and a house built
near the north-east corner of
the township, on the north
line. It is said to have been
formed by Valentine and Wm.
Gibson, of Delaware Co.,
Ind. Hence the members were
called Gibsonites. This
church had a brief existence.
About eight years ago the
United Brethren formed a
church here, and occupied the
house until they built a new
one in 1870.
Sent by Virginia Fife
The Christian Friends Society
In 1832 or 1833, this
reformed order of the Society of
Friends formed their first
organization in the township, at
the house of Valentine
Gibson, and met at private houses
for two years. At the
end of that time, they erected a log
meeting house on a lot
donated from the Beeson farm. (My
note: Monroe Twp, Delaware
Co; the Beeson also
contributed land for the
Fairview Cemetery) They used this
as a house of worship until
it began to decay, and then
erected a hewed-log house in
its stead, which they occupied
until about 15 yrs ago (My
note: about 1866-1868)-the date
at which the present brick
church was completed. This
church is also used by the
Christian denomination in the
east part of the township
Children of VALENTINE GIBSON
and CATHERINE HARROLD are:
i. ELISHA7 GIBSON, b. April 05, 1810.
ii. ANDREW GIBSON, b. March 08, 1811; d. February 28,
1888, Delaware County, Indiana.
iii. MALINDA GIBSON, b. November 11, 1812.
iv. ABSOLOM GIBSON, b. 1814.
v. LOUISA GIBSON, b. August 28, 1815.
vi. ASAHEL GIBSON, b. 1816.
vii. SARAH GIBSON, b. February 15, 1817.
viii. MARY BELLE GIBSON, b. April 15, 1821.
ix. GARRETT GIBSON, b. June 03, 1823.
x. AMELIA GIBSON, b. 1824.
xi. MARY GIBSON, b. 1828.
xii. ISAAC GIBSON, b. 1829.
xiii. JULIA ANN GIBSON, b. 1830.
xiv. WILLIAM GIBSON, b. 1832.
4. BOWATER6 GIBSON was
born November 09, 1793 in Stokes County, North Carolina, and died July
12, 1867 in Delaware County, Indiana. He married MARY RHODES.
Children of BOWATER GIBSON
and MARY RHODES are:
i. NICHOLAS7 GIBSON.
ii. JULIA GIBSON.
iii. THOMAS GIBSON, b. 1826.