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GIBSON


Among the early settlers at "Sandy Bluff" were the Gibsons. Gregg. p.73, says: "Of the Gibsons, Gideon and Jordon were brothers. The latter (Jordon) went to the West as a companion of Daniel Boone. Gideon Gibson came with his father from Virginia to Pee Dee. There is a public record of a grant to him for 550 acres of land as early as April, 1736. He settled at a place called Hickory Grove, five miles from Sandy bluff, on a large and fertile body of land, long after noted as the most valuable in that region.

Another quite respectable family of Gibsons are below Marion Court house. The first known of them was Squire David Gibson, who was a very worthy man and good citizen. Think he came from Scotland - at any rate, he was a Scotchman; his tongue betrayed his nationality. The writer does not know whom he married But he raised four sons, if no more, James, Allen, Jessee and Albert.


--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

PRIMARY SOURCES:

CENSUS

  1. 1786 Tax List, Prince George Parish - No GIBSON listed
  2. 1790 Federal Census
    • Prince Frederick Parish, Georgetown District, South Carolina:
    • Prince George Parish, Georgetown District, South Carolina:
      Roger Gibson
      Stephen Gibson
      Levy Gibson
      Hutcheson Gibson
      Jordan Gibson
      Malekiah Gibson
  3. 1794 Petition, Liberty County, SC - No GIBSON listed

WILLS

  • 3 Jan 1799 Will of Jordan Gibson
    Wife: Mary
    Children: Nathaniel Gibson, Malichi Gibson, John Gibson, Stephen Gibson, Rhoda Gibson

SECONDARY SOURCES:

  • Sellers, W.W.
    A History of Marion County, South Carolina.
    (Columbia: R.L. Bryan Co. 1902, reprinted)

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