In some South Carolina records 1736-1774 Gideon Gibson is noted as “of Craven Co.” with property on or near the Pee Dee.He is described as “of Great Pedee”, or “ of Craven County” in 1767. This whole series involve that Gideon and James Adair, and basically revolve around the marriage of his son John Gibson to Agnes Adair, James’ daughter or the welfare of James Adair’s other two daughters. John Gibson died in 1791 at present day Nashville, TN and had at least one son, John Adair Gibson, born 1787.
21 Mar 1767 James Adair in Dobbs Co., NC, do hereby revoke and dis-anull all former powers and letters of attorney, and appoint my trusty friend Gidion [sic] Gibson in Craven Co., SC, Gent., my true & Lawfull attorney to recover of Benjamin Street the sum of £514 s8 besides interest in proclamation money due to me by two judgment bonds and articles of agreement dated in the month of Mar 1767 and also the sd Gidion Gibson may permit my two loving daughters in sd county and province Suran Macktyr and Elizabeth Hobson Cade to my daughter Saraann McTyre to allow her use, labour, benefit and hire of my four negroes named Phillip, Achilles, Hannah and Little Nell: to my daughter Elizabeth Hobson Cade, to permit her hire of my three Negroes, Old Nell, Judith Nell and Jacob, shall not permit my two daughters to be without some one of the sd negroes to be always doing their House work to each of them to keep a negro in the house that is able & sufficient to do the house labor. Wit: John Cade, Saraann McTyer, Elizabeth Hobson Cade.
[SC Miscellaneous Records Volume OO 1767-1771, pp. 82-86]
21 July 1767 James Adair of Dobbs County, NC, for natural love and affection to my daughter Agnes Adair now wife to John Gibson of C’n County, and for twenty shillings paid by Gidion Gibson, my trustee, SC four negroes named Lucy, Candie, Frank and Sampson…. James Adair (LS), Wit: Elizabeth Hobson Cade, John Cade, Saraann McTyer.
Proved before John Alran, J.P. for Craven County, by the oath of John Cade 3 Sep 1769.
[SC Miscellaneous Records Volume OO 1767-1771, pp. 89-91]
20 Aug 1767 Gideon Gibson, Gentl., of Great Pedee (Quankey Creek, Great Pee Dee, North Carolina ?? not South Carolina ?? )in Craven County, SC for £700 current money, to James Adair of Dobbs County, NC, negroes viz Lucey, Kilis, Pleasant, Candice, Hannah, Nell and Judith.... Gideon Gibson (Seal), Wit: John Cade, John Gibson, Saraan [sic] McTyer. Proved before John Alran, J.P. for Craven Co. by the oath of John Cade 3 Sept 1767. Rcd’d 1 Aug 1769 Miscellaneous Records Volume OO 1767-1771, p. 136]
In other records 1761-1768 Gideon Gibson is described as “merchant” or as “merchant of St. Marks Parish”.