Seaborn Gibson is tied to my husband's Garner family and I'm trying to determine the relationship.
1870 Escambia Co., AL Census - Seaborn Gibson 46 b. AL and wife Sarah 33 b. AL are living with children Amanda 4 and Jordan 1. Next door is Georgiana Gibson 17 b. AL living with my husband's ancestor, James Garner 15 b. AL. I can't imagine anyone putting two teenagers together unless they were related - possibly cousins.
1880 Escambia Co., AL Census - Seaborn Gibson 56 and wife Sarah 43 are living with children Amanda 14, Jordan 12, Charlie 10, Sarah 9, James 7, Mary 4 and Hasty 2. No sign of Georgiana. However, Seaborn is living next door to Silas Nipper (b. GA) and family with Susan Garner 71 b. 1809 GA (James Garner's mother) - no relationship explained.
Next door to Silas Nipper and Susan Garner is Susan's son, Thomas Garner, his wife Elizabeth 23 b. AL and their children including a son named Seaborn. Next door to Thomas is his brother James with his wife and children.
James and Thomas Garner were in the 1860 Walton Co., FL census with their mother, then called Susanna b. GA, and brothers Joseph and Adam. All the boys were born in AL with birth dates ranging from 1836 to 1854.
I cannot find Seaborn Gibson nor any of the other Garners in 1860. I also cannot find the Garners in 1850, but there are two Seaborn Gibsons in the 1850 AL census. The most likely to be this particular Seaborn is the one b. 1833 AL in Henry Co., AL, son of Edward Gibson b. 1807 in GA. The other Seaborn b. 1828 AL was in Marengo Co., AL living with Daniel Gibson, although it does not appear that Seaborn is his son.
Seaborn Gibson family researchers seem to be scarce. Can anyone help me find out more about this particular Gibson family or shed light on his relationship with the Garner family?