John Gibson's(1760 -1844) father was Joseph Gibson who was born in 1738 in NC, and died in 1789NC. John's mother was Elizabeth Hand. She was probably the daughter of William Hand. I did know that James mentioned a deceased son John in his will of April 14, 1764. He also mentions a son-in-law, Joseph Gibson. Do you have any information on him? What about the name of the daughter Joseph Gibson married. Do you know if John Gibson, son of James and Eleanor was ever living in NC or did Frederick, Va become a part of NC? It is the excepted belief that Joseph Gibson, was the son of John Gibson(-1762), the son of James Gibson, of Bedford,Va. Absolom Gibson, the son of Joseph was born in 1766 in Rockingham County, NC . He moved to land formerly owned by the Cherokee Indians. That was made available for settlement. Only a few miles from his settlement you find Randall(or Randolph), the son of James, and Eleanor of Bedford, Va. He was most probably related. I am still not 100% certain of my linage past Joseph Gibson but it has become excepted by others that we are indeed descended from your James Gibson. You are correct about Eleanor Corrie being James Gibson 's wife and not his son John Gibson's wife that was a mistake on my part. What information do you have on John Gibson (son of James) wife? I have heard so many names I am completely confused about it. I have James and Eleanor Corrie's children as; Randall, James, John, Archibald, Catherine Hale, Elizabeth Candler, and Hanner Cook. Do you have any of their birth dates? I still am not totally convinced that this John Gibson is Joseph's father. A George Gibson md Sarah Butcher in Va in 1744, and had a son named Joseph Gibson, the same year. The name George is found in my Gibson line quite often with no known reason. The Gibsons who married into the Butcher family were involved in an Indian Massacure. So the story goes many families were killed.