To All Researchers of Hannah Gibson, who married Samuel Jackson:
Have read the postings regarding the ancestry of Hannah Gibson, wife of Samuel Jackson of Stokes Co., NC, but have found there were a number of Gibsons present in Stokes Co. when Hannah was alive that are not mentioned in the postings.They may be important to consider, since I have not yet found any primary documentation proving Hannah is the child of a particular family.Here’s some information I hope will be helpful.
Hannah Gibson, said to have been b. Oct. 9, 1764, who married Samuel Jackson in Stokes Co., had a younger brother named William Gibson, b. Dec. 1772. [See the Revolutionary War Pension Application papers filed by Samuel and Hannah (Gibson) Jackson, and see Hannah’s will.]
It appears that Hannah and William may have been children ofWilliam Gibson, Sr., who was probably a close relative of Valentine Gibson, but those relationships remain to be proven.Theoretically, either William, Sr., or Valentine, Sr., could have been Hannah’s father.If the c.1723 birth year of Valentine and his wife, Elizabeth, has been estimated correctly, at Hannah’s birth in 1764 Elizabeth would have been 41, and at the 1772 birth of Hannah’s younger brother, William, Elizabeth would have been 49.In the 1770’s, birth to a mother in her late 40’s was certainly possible, but it was unusual.It is interesting that William Gibson, Hannah’s brother, said his sister and Samuel Jackson were married at the home of his father’s neighbor, Elisha Pierce.Elisha’s home appears to have been near the property of Wm Gibson, Sr.[Some details are in Samuel Jackson’s Revolutionary War Pension Application file, and others are in the deed records.]
A NC grant of Oct. 13, 1783, names Wm. E. Gibson, Sr., and wife Mary.Surry and Stokes Co. deed records also show Valentine Gibson as surity for son James Gibson (Oct. 2, 1794); and sales from Valentine Gibson to James Gibson (Nov. 3, 1794), then to “Wm. Gibson” and to “Wm.’s brother, Ezekiel” (Oct. 17, 1804), each of the latter two taking “1/2of plantation on which I live”.Also recorded are sales from Wm. Gibson to “sons” Robert Brasher Gibson and John Gibson (Sept. 2, 1800); from “Wm. E. Gibson, Sr.”, to “Wm. Gibson Jr.” (Dec. 9, 1815 -- witnessed by Wm. Green Gibson -- and again in 1816); from Wm. Gibson, Sr., to Obediah Gibson (1816); and from Wm. Gibson, Sr., to Jeremiah Gibson, “the plantation on which I now live” (1820).The deed records regularly distinguish between Wm. Sr. (who was Wm. E., Sr.), Wm. Jr., and Wm. Green Gibson.Note that William Gibson (Jr.) and William Green Gibson are named in Hannah Jackson’s will.The above listings provide only limited information about the Gibson families, but tend to support the possibility that Wm., Sr., not Valentine, was Hannah’s father.
If anyone has documentation indicating that either Valentine or William Gibson was actually Hannah’s father, I would really like to have the reference.Valentine’s ancestry seems to be known, while William’s is not yet so clear.Nonetheless, there should be documentation to answer this question.I do believe Wm. and Valentine were closely related.Any help from fellow Gibson researchers would be much appreciated.Will be glad to share any information I have.