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Gibson research notes

Annadella Paschal (View posts)
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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

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