Gilbert Gibson's Manor House circa 1742
Gilbert Gibson's manor house is still standing.Myself, my father and my brother visited the house several times prior to my father's death.
It's a striking house, located on private property at Shenandoah Crossing, a resort in Louisa County, off of Route 33, very close to Gordonsville, Orange County.The original manor was added to and there are wings on either side, and it looks very much like a Tidewater Virginia house of the same era.It's two storeys, with a porch across the second floor, with a basement.Orginal H-hinges still hold the front door and the floors look original.It seemed to me that Gilbert Gibson was a tavern owner before he died, from the location and look of the building.
My family and I spent several vacations at Shenandoah Crossing, a very nice place.For Gilbert Gibson descendants coming to Virginia, it's worth a look.
Shenadoah Crossing gave us a little typed brochure about the manor house when we were there.It erroneously listed William Gibson, Gilbert's youngest son, as Colonel William Gibson when William was actually the young drummer boy in the Revolution for Louisa County when his older brothers, Jordan and Gideon went off to war.When he returned from the war, there were several William Gibsons alive in Louisa and he was referred to as "Drummer".