Some notes I have put together that I think may explain some of the relationships between the Gibsons and a few other families. There are no 'smoking guns' but I do believe there are a few 'flame throwers.' Any questions leave a comment at the bottom.
GIBSONS - FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO VIRNGINIA, KENTUCKY AND TENNESEE
Also members of the church in 1813 after most of the Gibsons had left were:
John McKinsey Patty his wife [McKinsey was the oral history of David Gibson, found in household of John and Charity]
James McKinney Elizabeth his wife
William Brickey [𝗡𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗯𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗚𝗶𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟴𝟰𝟬 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆]
Nevil Wayland [Clerk Husband of Kezziah]
James Gibson [wife Ruth]
Tabitha Sexton wife of Elisha
Kesiah Wayland [ Is Kesiah the daughter of Thomas and Mary mentioned in Thomas' will Henry County, Virginia 1780?]
This would be John Arvin and Charity Gibson. John, son of John Sr., member of Stony Creek Church, Pound Spring, Copper Creek in Scott County.
Entry dated Oct 4 1805Nevil Wayland Jun-r enters fifty acres of land byvirture of part of a Land Office Treasury warrant No1855 dated March 18th 1796 lying in Russell county onboth sides of Copper Creek beginning at a conditionalline between John Mc. Clelan and James Gibson thenrunning up the Creek on both sides for quantityDEED BOOK 4 1806-1843RUSSELL CO. VA PAGE 486taken 28 Sept. 2001This Indenture made the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord 1812, between Saml Ewing attorney for Hugh Mc Clung of the one part, and Keziah Weland of the other part both of the county of Russell and State of Virginia Witnesseth That the said Saml. Ewing atty for Hugh McClung for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen dollars lawful money of the United States to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the aforesaid Keziah Weland and her heirs forever, a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Russell on the waters of Cooper Creek including a Spring called the Pound Spring [remember Pound Spring- it may be relevant later] and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning on a white oak about ten poles east of the pound spring thence s45degree W.46 poles to a White oak Nathan Mullets corner, thence s 20 degree W 14 poles to a black gum thence s 5 degree E 16 poles to a large white oak. N. 6 0 degree W 20 poles to a chestnut N. 70 degree W.10 poles to a small poplar N 40 W 20poles to two poplars near the age of a sink hole thence N. 40 degree E 36 poles to a white oak thence with a straight line to the Beginning containing fifteen acres be the same less or more. But it is to be name that there is fifteen acres excluded out of this deed for which I have already made a deed for to John Gibson dated the 7th day of November 1809. With all the appurtenances to have and to hold the aforesaid track or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said _________Weland and her heirs, to the sole use and behoof of her the said Keziah Weland and her heirs forever. And the said Saml. Ewing atty. for Hugh Mcclung and their heirs doth covenant with the said Keziah Weland and her heirs that the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular it appurtenances unto the said Keziah Weland and her heirs against the claim or claims of all person whatsoever shall and will forever defend.
Note: Hugh Mcclung - Hugh and his brother were buying up the land in Russell/Scott County, it was coal country, probably land grabbers. I believe it was Mcclung who was being harbored by Sister Kitchen and not the "Melungeon" bad transcription can mess up history. The Stony Creek Church record where that is found, transcribed by Emory Hamilton, he wrote;
"Book Number 1, ends with July, 1811. Book Number 2, has a few faded pages with no cover. Book 2 , starts with what seems to be part of the Minutes of the November meeting 1811. These minutes between July 1811 and November 1811 have apparently been torn off and lost. Book No. 2, is in a very faded condition and very difficult to read.
The Mountain the Miner and the Lord - Harry Caudill
Page 94-95 Betty Sexton Fields was a Melungeons whose forebear fought in the Revolution. Bettty came to my office because of a neighborhood disagreement, and while she was there she told me about her great-grandmother and how a little band of settlers made their way into the headwaters of the Kentucky River "back in the Indians times."
Betty said that several families came together "so they wouldn't be so lonesome" and for protection against the "savages." They left the old settlements too late in the year and passed through Pound Gap in the Pine Mountain after the leaves had turned brilliant with autumn colors.
The families found a dry place under an arching cliff where they sheltered through the winter but the pioneers were unused to worldly comforts and considered it adequate until suitable lands could be located and "marked" and cabins built.
Page 96........ "The next morning the men waited at the giant beech, puzzled by the strange happenings that had kept them alive through the seven terrible weeks. One of them was named Gibson, a tall muscular man who feared nothing."
Betty's great-grandmother was a 'shape shifter', part of the book is online at google books and can be previewed.
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In Scott County 1843 Jane, daughter of John and Charity married Isaac Sexton, son of Elisha and Tabitha Sexton. Isaac and Jane are found in Letcher County by 1850 Along with the Sexton and Gibson families.
John Sherman Gibson has closest matches on Y DNA 111 Markers:
Scott County Tax List
Taxes Paid in 1819 -Unknown
Joseph F Gibson
I am not an expert in Y DNA but the fact that these Gibson are closely matched - further out from Champ etc, it seems they would have a connection to Randolph and Burke County Gibsons. David and Gilbert Jr., sons of Gilbert Sr., of Louisa and grandsons of Gibby Gibson of Charles City County [Indian line] were on the Trading Path in the part of Rowan that became Randolph County. Stephen Biography, see Robert Gibson - Uncle Bobby Here
Randolph County was home to the Keyauwee Tribe, Lawson described in 1700 as having facial hair unlike other tribes. John Swanton placed them with the Croatan and thought they may be the same as the Saura/Cheraw Tribe.
Major Gibson who was with Thomas Gibson in Orange County 1755 is found with David on Back Creek before he went to Burke County -- the part that became Alexander County later. His neighbor was Merriman McGee found in Burke County and Alexander County records. Merriman McGee removed to Pike County, Kentucky where he is neighbor of J William Gibson and whose children intermarried.
Taxes Paid March 1, 1823
All paid on same days, all in same neighborhood, all intermarried and all related closely by Y DNA
"Between 1796 and 1800, just before or just after his marriage, William migrated from the vicinity of Grassycreek, NC and settled on Rockhouse at or near the mouth of Colly." [Grassy Creek, Wilkes County]
Meadow Branch and Cranberry Creek
Joel Gibson surveyed land on Cranberry Creek of the New River and his chain bearers were John Hall and Joel Moore. He received a land grant that is described as: 150 acres Beg. at a chestnut on the top of Peach Bottom Mountain on br. of Cranberry. in Wilkes County, North Carolina, British America on 7 Nov 1779.
He owned on 9 Jun 1780 at Cranberry path, on the South Fork of New River in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States.
Joel and Archibald had land on Cranberry creek.
9 June 1780, Thomas Gibson made a land entry on 9 June 1780, on Cranberry path in Wilkes Co., North Carolina.
Will be sold at Ashe Court House on Saturday the 18th day of June next to satisfy the taxes due for the year 1812, and the expence and cost of advertising the same. 50 acres of land of Archibald Gipson on Cranberry Creek
1779 May 10 - Wilkes Co., NC - Wilkes Land Entry #991- Harris Stanley enters 100 acres on Meadow branch, first fork of James Brown's mill creek, waters of Hunting Creek. Harris Stanley transferred this entry to Job Cole on 5 May 1784. Job Cole received NC Land Grant #694 for this land entry - Zachariah Gipson Wilkes 60 Beg. at a white oak (on some of the waters of New River, includ. the Meadow Br.). [Milepost: 451.5 | County: Ashe | Acres: 179.67 | Hiking: NoThis unique property connects the Parkway from mileposts 249.7 to 250.9, an area that contains the origin of Cranberry Creek, a tributary of Meadow Creek.]
Zachariah Gibson on Meadow Branch in 1798. Harris Stanley and Job Cole also on Meadow Branch. Harris Stanley is a chain carrier with Armon Gibson. Survey for Micajah Sansom -- Micajah's wife was Dorothy Gibson, married in Lunenburg at Meherrin Church - David Gibson is also a member. All are found in Burke and Wilkes County.
|Home in 1830 (City, County, State):||Perry, Kentucky|
|Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:||1|
|Free White Persons - Females - 90 thru 99:||1|
|Free Colored Persons - Males - 36 thru 54:||2|
|Free Colored Persons - Males - 100 and over:||1|
|Free Colored Persons - Females - 24 thru 35:||1|
|Free White Persons - Under 20:||1|
|Total Free White Persons:||2|
|Total Free Colored Persons:||4|
|Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):||6|
Oliver Stamper "Descendants of James Stamper 1750-1826" (1945)
"Between 1796 and 1800, just before or just after his marriage, William migrated from the vicinity of Grassycreek, NC and settled on Rockhouse at or near the mouth of Colly."