Hey, Pam:I don't think there's any doubt that we're on the same wavelength here. Weatherfoot you mentioned would be the right age. I've never heard of Adam. I think these men worked on the railroad for sure, following the lines as they opened up west. I'm going to look into this a bit more. I would like to find Stephen and William Monroe, and his family. I have a few more interesting tidbits about this whole affair but need to link up the families a bit. They were without a doubt, hooked up heavily with the Gibsons. As a matter of fact, after early 1800's- probably around 1830 when Stephen and Weatherfoot "shamed" the family- most of the kids took the Gibson name. In this one rather small area, the Gibsons, the Nappers/Napiers, Thackers, Daltons, Sprouses and Sizemores all met and intermarried. As far as topography goes, if you look at a map of Louisa County, VA, look at the western portion, beside Orange.Between the North Anna River, the South Anna River, and the Orange Line was Gibson land. Also, the Parishes of that day went beyond- over, under and through the County lines. Gilbert hand land in Albemarle,Louisa, and close to Caroline and he gave it away like lunch to his family. If you look into the Chancery Records for Louisa from 1765 to 1800, Sarah Gibson, Gilbert's widow, sued everybody! And when I say everybody- this woman was in court so much, she could have paid rent. I had begun to think she was merely senile or whatever, but this woman was fighting to preserve a large business enterprise that Gilbert built up before his death and land holdings that were worth a LOT of money.We have to dig this together I think.Yes, they are absolutely the same ones.As far as Burwell, I found a Burwell Gibson in Cabel County Records, living with a Thomas. Burwell was William Gibson's youngest son, without a doubt. All of the other siblings had to wait until Burwell came of age before they got ANYTHING.
P.S. Are you ABSOLUTELY sure that Adam Napper is the man you're looking for? Write me.
P.S. Are you ABSOLUTELY sure that Adam Napper is the man you're looking for? Write me.Kathy Deal Gallegos comments powered by Disqus