Hi: Do you know anything of this Stephen Gipson who resided in Randolph County, NC. One old letter states his father as Isaac but there is no other mention of this elsewhere so may not be correct.
1) STEPHEN GIPSON, born about 1740 in Randolph County, North Carolina. By 1764 he married Mollie Stilwell. Mollie died about 1770 in Randolph County, leaving Stephen with at least four children. Stephen purchased two hundred acres in Burke County, North Carolina, in about 1780 from John Edger. Major Gipson, a possible kin of some sort, was “PR” for this land sale. Stephen served as “PR” for a land purchase of forty acres by John Gipson from John Edger on September 15, 1780. A John and Shadrack Stilwell were also listed on early tax lists in Burke County and were probably related to Mollie.
Stephen married a second time about 1790 to MILLIE JACKSON, daughter of William Jackson, born about 1770 in North Carolina. William and Stephen Jackson were listed in pre-1800 tax lists in Burke County along with Stephen Gipson and his son Robert. Stephen and Millie were farmers and members of the Baptist Church. Prior to Burke County, the Jacksons also resided in Randolph County.
Stephen had land holdings in both Burke and Randolph Counties of North Carolina during the 1790's, as we also find these records in Randolph: In 1794 Stephen is listed as having land adjoining Andrew Jackson; in 1797 he is again mentioned as having land on waters of Jackson Creek, bordering John Anderson and William Jackson.
Sometime between 1802 and 1810 they moved with their large family to Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky. He is listed as enlisting on November 10, 1814 (it seems he would be rather old, but his son too young) with Captain Adam Vickery's Company, Kentucky Detached Militia, with the rank of private, serving six months during the War of 1812.
On the 1815 tax list of Wayne County it names Stephen Gipson as being deceased and no property found. Millie was last known to be living as an eighty year old woman in the 1850 census.
POSSIBLE KINFOLK OF STEPHEN GIPSON:
1) Major Gipson, was an early day resident and neighbor of Stephen Gipson in Randolph and Burke Counties, North Carolina. He had a son named Isaac who moved to Knox County, Tennessee.
2) David Gipson, was a resident of Randolph County, North Carolina in 1779. He had land on Cable Creek in 1785 and received a land grant from the state on August 18, 1787 on Back Creek. He sold some of his land on June 1, 1792. He is probably the David Gipson who died in 1808 in Randolph County.
3) George Gipson, resident of Randolph County, North Carolina in 1779. George received a land grant from the state on Jackson Creek on August 18, 1787. He may be the George Gipson who died in Randolph County in 1810. David Gipson also had a son George who could be the one that died that year.
4) John Gipson, resident of Randolph County, North Carolina. He may very well be the John Gipson who purchased land in Burke County, North Carolina, in September of 1780. The possibility exists that he may be Stephen’s son John.
Thanks....Tom.I descend from Larkin Gipson, son of Stephen Gipson and Millie Jackson. Larkin married Elizabeth Austin. Their daughter Permelia "Millie" Catherine Gipson married in Wayne County, KY, to George Kelsay and moved in 1851 to Ray County, Missouri, and as a widow with her children accompanied her father-in-law & mother-in-law (William Kelsay & Barthena Harmon) to Lake County, California in 1861. She is ancestress of movie and TV actor Richard Boone.