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In Response To: Re: [NC] GIBSON?? ()

vkn -- there are a number of Gibsons in the register, mainly brides however. In addition, tracking some of the Gibsons is complicated by their involvement with the Moodys. Slaves originally held by Alexander Moody passed to his widow, Sarah Follis Moody, who later married Jeremiah Gibson. However, when Sarah died, she left the slaves to either her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Moody or her step-son Isaac Gibson. The result was that at emancipation, the freedmen took either Gibson or Moody, depending on which household they were in, and later sorted things out, some taking Gibson and others Moody. A genealogist’s nightmare!

At any rate, here is what I found:

- Green Gibson and Martha Poindexter, since 14 May 1847 (p. 49). Note that a Green Gibson and a Sophia Bynum had a son, Green Bynum, born 1849, who married Alley Hill, born 1851, daughter of Randull Hill and Jeston Hill, on 19 September 1872 in Germanton. In 1880, they were working on a farm in Catawba Springs, Lincoln Co. Green and Martha's son John Gibson, born 1853, married Bettie Bynum, born 1856, on 12 March 1873. Their son Henry, born 1853, married Jane Watkins, born 1851, on 8 June 1874.

- Charles Gibson and Henrietta Vaughn, since 15 April 1856 (p. 48) I believe that Charles and Henrietta later took the name Moody. On 29 February 1868, Charles and Henrietta’s daughter, Nancy Vaughn (born 1853), married Calvin Golding (born 1838, son of Mariah Golding and Isaac Miller). The witness was Joel F. Hill, clerk of county court and administrator of Harmon Miller’s estate, who hired Isaac Miller out to RD Golding, Calvin and Mariah’s slaveowner. 1880: Calvin was a farmer in Meadows, where the couple is listed with one daughter, Marthy E. Golden, born 1869. They lived in the Meadows district, next door to Nancy’s parents: Charles Moody, black farmer born 1822, and Henrietta Moody, black born 1832, and their nephew Walter Leak, mulatto born 1867.

Note that on 29 December 1886, Caroline Gibson, born 1862 daughter of Charles Gibson and Morning Gibson, married William Stuart. On 25 December 1889, their son John Gibson, born 1861, married Edney Mitchell.

- Tony Golding and Margaret Gibson, since 1860 (p. 36). I have a lot more information on their children if you're interested.
- Alixandrew (Alexander) Golden (born 1845-52) and Mary Gibson (born 1850) married on 3 January 1866. I have a lot more information on their children if you're interested.
- William Bitting (born 1810, formerly belonging to Catherine Bitting) and Hannah Gibson (born 1819, formerly belonging to Isaac S. Gibson), since 1834. (Forsyth Co. Cohabitation Records). Son Coleman Gibson married Emily Kiser on 24 December 1868; grandson Benjamin Gibson, mulatto born 1867 in NC.
- Alaz Hairston and Daffna Davis, since 1853 (p. 27)
- Tom Hampton and Creasy Gibson, since 1855 (p. 27)
- Gideon Petree and Mason Gibson, since 1863 (p. 48)

Hope this helps a little. Let me know if you would like the scans. -- Gordon

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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