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Re: the Gibson Indians
In Response To: Re: the Gibson Indians ()

Thanks Paul.
I totally agree about the various testimonies in the case. In fact, there were several depositions that seem to give different names for some of the descendants of Jane Gibson & Morris Evans, too. The charts, in particular, are a bit difficult to follow, but I also found a number of things that had previously been mis-transcribed in the Race & Slavery abstracts which contained this case. I put together a timeline of the ages of each individual based on the petitions as well as known events that occurred at the same time mentioned in the cases, and I hope that it gives people a better idea of when these things happened. Another thing that we were told by the staff at the LVA is that there are most likely additional parts of the EVANS/GIBSON freedom cases housed in other Counties in Virginia since these particular papers were only a part of the cases and referred to these other cases, too. Other long-time GIBSON researchers were told there were records also in some North Carolina counties since members of the family had been taken there, however, I have yet to find which counties they may have been.
Anyone wishing to read the transcriptions, along with the various charts from the case can do so at the link below.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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