Tracking John Gibson
Son of Gideon, married Agnes
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.
Witt JOHN CADE, JNO GIBSON,
21 Mar 1767
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.
witt JOHN CADE, SARAANN McTYER, ELIZ'BETH HOBSON CADE.
pr 3 Sep 1767
SC Misc. Rec. Vol ll p82-86
21 Jul 1767
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.
witt ELIZABETH HOBSON CADE, JOHN CADE, SARAANN McTYER.
SC Misc, Records Vol ll p89-91
20 Aug 1767 GEDION GIBSON, Gentleman, on Great
Craven Co, SC, for 700pd, to JAMES ADAIR of Dobbs Co, NC, negroes Lucey, Kilis,
Candice, Hannah, Nell & Judith.
Witt JOHN CADE, JOHN GIBSON, SARANN McTYRE.
21 Aug 1767
of Dobbs Co, NC, to GIDION GIBSON of Craven Co, SC,
800pd, one woman Pleasant, child
Judith, man Achilles. [Killis?]
witt ELIZABETH HOBSON CADE, JOHN CADE, SARAANN McTYER. pr JOHN CADE
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
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
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.
Dec 26, 1785
Bill of sale
John Gibson of
Davidson Co., NC [Tennessee] sold
to Lardner Clark of same four negroes; Pleasant,
Book by George Lloyd
Johnson Jr.; Greenwood Press, 1997
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.
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
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
"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:
Margaret Gibson as Administrix of Sutherlin Mayfield to heirs of John
Haggard acknowleged [see page 179].
"Margaret Mayfield, widow
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
John Haggard's first wife was a Jane Gibson.
And I don't know if this Isaac Mayfield is the
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
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
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
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
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
"About this time, 1789, Sutherland Mayfield, a man
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.]
Joanne Pezzullo JoannePezzullo@aol.com and
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