Tracking John Gibson
Son of Gideon, married Agnes Adair

Apr 1766 Craven Co, SC, Gidion (his seal) GIBSON, Gentleman, quit claims to JAMES ADAIR of Dobbs C, NC a certain number of negroes in a bill of sale given under the hands and seals of JOHN & AGNES GIBSON of Craven Co, SC.

21 Mar 1767 JAMES ADAIR in Dobbs Co, NC do hereby revoke all powers and letters and appoint my trusty friend GIDION GIBSON in Craven Co, SC my true & lawful attorney to recover of Benjamin Street the sum of 514pd 8s and interest due me. The said GEDION GIBSON may permit my two loving daughters in said county, SARAN MACKTYR and ELIZABETH HOBSON CADE, to my dau SARAANN McTYRE to allow her use, labour, benefit and hire of my four negroes named Phillip, Achilles, Hannah and Little Nell: to my dau ELIZABETH HOBSON CADE , to permit her hire of my three negroes, Old Nell, Judith Nell & Jacob, shall not permit my two daus to be without some one of the said negroes to be always doing their House work to each of them to keep a negro in the house that is able & sufficient to do the house labor.
pr 3 Sep 1767
SC Misc. Rec. Vol ll p82-86

21 Jul 1767 SC, C'n County. JAMES ADAIR of Dobbs Co, NC for natural love and affection to my dau AGNES ADAIR now wife of JOHN GIBSON of Craven Co, SC, 20sh paid by GIDION GIBSON my trustee, four negroes named Frank,Lucy, Candie, & Sampson.
SC Misc, Records Vol ll p89-91

20 Aug 1767 GEDION GIBSON, Gentleman, on Great Pedee in Craven Co, SC, for 700pd, to JAMES ADAIR of Dobbs Co, NC, negroes Lucey, Kilis, Pleasant, Candice, Hannah, Nell & Judith.

21 Aug 1767 JAMES ADAIR of Dobbs Co, NC, to GIDION GIBSON of Craven Co, SC, 800pd, one woman Pleasant, child Judith, man Achilles. [Killis?]
SC Misc. Records Vol OO p89

21 Aug 1767 Gidion Gibson for love and affection to my son John Gibson of Craven Co, SC, and in order to make some provision for my said son, and for 20shillings paid by James Adair, my trustee, three negroes named Achillis, Pleasant and Pleasant’s young daughter named Judith. Gidion Gibson (LS), Wit: Elizabeth Hobson Cade, John Cade, Saraanne McTyer. Proved before John Alran, J.P. for Craven Co., by the oath of John Cade 3 Sep 1767. Rcd’d 16 June 1769. [Misc. Records Vol. OO 1767-1771, pp. 91-92]

" Surry and Wilkes County, NC Taxables", Vol. i, 1771-1777 by William Perry Johnson, cpy 1974.   
 John Gipson is on page 33 in the Benjamin Cleveland District which is today, Wilkes County. He shows: John Gipson, Negro Killis, Frank, Plesent, and Luse, 5 polls. [1775]

Dec 26, 1785
Bill of sale
John Gibson of Davidson Co., NC [Tennessee] sold to Lardner Clark of same four negroes; Pleasant, Juda, Jim and Achilles

Book by George Lloyd Johnson Jr.; Greenwood Press, 1997
 Gideon Gibson paid £700 for seven slaves that he purchased from his brother John Gibson in 1766, see Miscellaneous Record Book MM, pp. 371-72. In 1777, Gideon Gibson gave his daughter-in-law, Courtney Gibson, items that his deceased son Gideon Gibson let him borrow. These included: "a negro boy named London, one feather bed and furniture apparel, pewter Two iron pots one table, one pale and pigeon gin case knives and forks." Miscellaneous Record Book, RR, pp. 400-01, SCDAH

Gibson, John - arrived with the Donelson flotilla, April 25, 1780; Signer of the Cumberland Compact, May 1780;  Defendant in lawsuit brought by Julius Sanders over gambling debt before the Committee of the Cumberland Association May 6, 1783; Listed in the North Carolina Preemption Act of 1784, as one of the settlers on the Cumberland in 1780, who stayed and defended settlements, and entitled to 640 acres without any price to be paid to the public;   1787 Davidson Co., tax roll with one taxable; Purchased land of the Trustees of Nashville; Summoned from Tennessee Co., for  jury duty on the Superior Court of Law and Equity, May 1789.  He was killed by Indians near Nashville June 14, 1791; His heirs sold his land in 1790 [?] on Blooming Creek [Tennessee County at the time; then Montgomery Co] (NOTE; the discrepancy in the date of death and date heirs sold land)

"TENN CO NC - EARLY DEEDS VOL 1, 1784-1793, PAGE 50
Deed Book A, pg 140
Deed to John Trousdale, assignee of John Gibson
To John Gibson, a private in the Continental Line, we give to John Trousdale, assignee of John Gibson, a tract of land containing 640 acres on Main Blooming Grove Creek on the north side of the Cumberland River in Tennessee County. Military Warrant No 2104, and signed 16th November 1790.

The Other John Gibson

Most internet trees and genealogy pages have the above John Gibson killed on  June 14, 1791 near Mayfield's Stations. I believe the evidence below shows that John Gibson, son of Gideon and husband of Agnes Adair died in 1790 and owned land on Blooming Creek.  Clearly the John Gibson killed on June 14, 1791 was a second John Gibson, likely from Louisa County.

This narrative clearly says the John Gibson who was killed in 1791 was married a month before to Margaret Mayfield, widow of Sutherland Mayfield -- and then she married a third time after John Gibson was killed.

Margaret ______  Mayfield Gibson Lemons may have went south as it says that her third husband was killed around New Orleans in 1812. [Source]

Deposition of John Marion of Bedford County, aged 64 years, dated 22 June 1824:

"I knew Sutherland Mayfield upwards of 2 years before his death in 1789. I knew John Haggard about 5 or 6 years before his death in 1793 [sic]. I came to this country in Sept. 1785. Thomas Nolin was killed a few days after I came to this country."

"John Haggard died intestate. He left Samuel Haggard, Edmond Haggard, and John Haggard his sons and only heirs"

 14 April 1795: Deed of Margaret Gibson as Administrix of Sutherlin Mayfield to heirs of John Haggard acknowleged [see page 179].

"Margaret Mayfield, widow of Sutherland Mayfield was appointed Admr. and then she married John Gibson who died about 1795. On 14 April 1795 Margaret executed a deed to Samuel, Edmond, and John Haggard for the 200 acres of land. John Haggard, Jr. died without issue, intestate. Sutherland Mayfield died leaving two sons, John and George. John Mayfield lives in Davidson County and George lives in Williamson County and they refuse to convey the land to the Haggards."

One history says the above John Haggard's first wife was a Jane Gibson.

And I don't know if this Isaac Mayfield is the brother of the above Sutherland Mayfield but Armon Gibson was in Burke County in 1790 and I think he is also found in Wilkes.

Isaac Mayfield to Armon Gibson - Greenville County, 96 Dist [Humphrey Gibson is found in Surry County with Valentine Gibson -- a Humphrey Gibson, presumed to be the same went to Washington County and then to Platting Twp., Missouri. He was married to Elizabeth Dike or Duck and had at least two sons; Jacob and Humphrey Jr.  -- Humphrey Jr., had a son William Gibson born 1794 in Greenville, South Carolina]

Deed Book D page 190

This indenture made between Isaac Mayfield and Armon Gibson both of Greenville County, 96 Dist. In the sum of 100 pounds sterling hath granted, sold, bargained and release a tract of land lying on both sides of the North fork of Saluda River, containing 200 acres as granted unto John Henderson on the 20 Jan, 1785.

Wit: John Motlow, Thomas Speiggs

Signed: Isaac Mayfield

Deed attested by John Motlow before George Salmon Esq. Was presented and recorded on 26 Jan 1796

I am convinced  that the John Gibson killed by Indians in 1791 near Mayfield's Station was not  John, son of Gideon,  but possibly from Louisa County connected to the Gentry family who intermarried with the Thomas Gibson [d.1734 Va]  --that Gentry family is at Fort Nashboro.  Isaac Mayfield was married to an Elizabeth Gibson who's first husband is said to be Nicholas Gentry -- they were at Fort Nashboro.  Thee widow of Southerland Mayfield, brother of this Isaac, is the one married to Margaret -- widow,  who married to the John Gibson in 1791 who was killed by Indians.

This John Gibson who apparently died before 1790 with land on Blooming Creek who came with Donnelson, must have been husband of Agnes Adair.  I haven't been able to find anything on Blooming Creek just a Blooming Grove Creek which is close to Clarksville.

--"Sometime in 1791, Edwin Hickman was killed on the North side, of Duck River, near Centerville. He was a very popular man, and the county was named after him. As I was returning from the burial, I met Mr. Gibson and Mrs. Mayfield before mentioned on their way to be married."
"About this time, 1789, Sutherland Mayfield, a man of some note, and the owner of a fort ten miles South of Nashville, was killed,' together with another man named Martin. The former had two little boys with him, who were carried off, and remained with the Indians several years. They were making a wolf-pen at the time of the attack. I went up the next day, and assisted in moving the family to town. The widow afterwards married a man named John Gibson, and in the spring of 1791, after having been marriet about one month, he also was killed by the Indians in an attack on the same Fort. He was wounded outside and ran to within a few rods of the Fort before he fell ; but the Indians did not get him, he having got too close to the walls. He was much esteemed and tegretted. [I may mention that the  widow married a third husband, a William Lemons ; but was again unfortunate, he having been found dead in the swamp near New Orleans at the invasion by the British.]
Research by;
Joanne Pezzullo and
Valentine Van Zee