About John Jordan Gibson
John Jordan Gibson was born about 1665 in England and may have been of African descent. He came to Middlesex, VA about 1704 and died about 1733.
The Indian strain came to east Tennessee with the original Melungeon settlers, who acquired it in the surprising fluid racial matrix of the 17th-century Virginia Tidewater.
- Francis on 28 Nov 1708, Christ Church, Middlesex Co., VA
- Jordan. Brodie says that "Jordan died and his widow married George Saunders who came from England. The widow went to Pee Dee, Marion Co., about 1740 with Saunders and the Gibson boys."
- Gideon. He was killed by Maurice Murphy in 1781. See Boddie's book and Beulah Waller's book.
- Thomas GIBSON The Thomas Gibson who died in Middlesex in 1721, may have been John Jordan's son.
In the Sandy Point Cemetery, Charles City County; (Home of the Paspahegh Indians)
Here Lyes the Body of FRANCIS GIBSON
Here Lyes the Body of GIBBY GIBSON
Here Lyes the Body of THOMAS GIBSON
Will of Gibby Gibson of Charles City Co. , "very weak'.
My riding horse to be sold to pay Col. Lightfoot.
To Hannah Dennam, my negro boy Jack, for life, and then to my son Gibby Gibson.
To wife Francis: my negro girl Vicky, for life, and then to my daughter Fran: Smith
To my son in law George Smith, 2 negroes - Sovilaty and Jin.
To Hannah Dennam, my negro boy Peter for life and then to my daughter Fran Smith
To my son Edward Gibson, my negro Judey, my wearing clothes, carpenters tools, and coopers tools
To George Smith, 2 sheets, 2 blankets and a rugg
To Tabitha Rollinson, negro girl Nanny.
George Smith to take care of my cattle and they are to be divided equally between my wife and granddaughter Sarah Smith.
To wife my two working Horses and hoggs.
Rest of my estate to George Smith and he to be executor , Dated 2 March 1726/7
Witt: Benja. Moody, Robert Cade,(*) James Blankes
Signed: Gibby(G) Gibson
Codicil: Negro boy Peter given in will to Hannah Dennam and then to Frances Smith, is to go to my son George Gibson
3 March 1726/27 Wit: by above Moody and Cade
Recorded 3 May 1727 Presented by George Smith and proved by above Blanks and Cade. Col. Fran's Lightfoot,(**) Security.
(*) Robert Cade was the witness on will of Gibby Gibson 1727 in Charles City County, Virginia.
- from Melungeon:
Historian Dr. Virginia E. DeMarce and genealogist Paul Heinegg, as well as Melungeon descendant Jack Goins, have traced the "core" Gibson and Collins families back to Louisa County, Virginia in the early 1700s. Those families were of mixed European and African descent. Later some of the family members may have married Indian individuals who had assimilated into the English-speaking community. The Gibson family can be traced back even further to Charles City County in Tidewater Virginia in the late 1600s.
Boddie. Historical Southern Families. Waller, Bealuh. Descendants of Jordan Gibson and Hannah Gibson.
John Gibson's Timeline