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Hiram T Gibson

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Death: circa November 11, 1865 (64-80)
Jackson, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thresher Washee Gibson
Husband of Rachel Gibson
Father of Elizabeth Gowan; Susan Gibson; Alexander Gibson; Mary Ellis Sims; Gilbert Gibson and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Hugh A. Miller II (Ty)
Last Updated:

About Hiram T Gibson

Notes for Hiram T. Gibson: -Hiram was supposedly a full-blooded Cherokee. -Jackson Co., Alabama Volume 19, Wills: Record Book "K" will of Hiram Gibson deceased November 11, 1865. -Hiram E. Gibson applied for Cherokee Indian rights with case #19273 dated June 18, 1908.In it he states that his grandfather Hiram T. Gibson's Indian name was "Thrasher".His case was rejected.

  • Note supplied by Phil State, 1313 Greenleaf Circle, Plano, TX 75025
  • PVT Co H21 Regt. Georgia Infantry.Enlisted July 10, 1861 at Rising Fawn, Georgia, by Capt. J.C. Nisbet for the duration of the war.He was paid on two occasions by Capt. D.M. Hood and on two other times by Capt. Whitlock.The records shows he went to the hospital at Manasses on February 15, 1862, and on March 29, 1862 at Charlottesville.The record of oath of allegiance shows his place as of Jackson Co., Alabama and describes him as having light hair, light complexion and blue eyes standing 5'8" tall.He was to report to Bridgeport, Alabama.Date of Administraion of Oath was May 12, 1865.Enlisted July 10, 1861, Dade County, Georgia.Discharged 1865, Chattanoogo, Tennessee.

United States Census, 1850 for Hiram Gibson

Name: Hiram Gibson Residence: Jackson county, Jackson, Alabama Age: 57 years Calculated Birth Year: 1793 Birthplace: South Carolina Gender: Male Race (original): Race (expanded): Death Month: Death Year: Film Number: 2349 Digital GS Number: 4187297 Image Number: 00049 Line Number: 21 Dwelling House Number: 311 Family Number: 311 Marital Status: Free or Slave:

	Household	Gender	Age
 	Hiram Gibson 	M 	57y

Rachel Gibson F 42y Mary Gibson F 26y Elizabeth Gibson F 24y Susan Gibson F 22y Alexander Gibson M 18y Gilbert Gibson M 17y James Gibson M 15y Coland Gibson M 12y John Gibson M 9y Hiram Gibson M 6y Andrew Gibson M 5y Rachel Gibson F 2y

HIRAM GIBSON born 1799 in South Carolina and died November 11, 1865 in Jackson County, Alabama. Well it’s a new year, so lets see what we can find out about my GIBSON line. I am looking for the birthplace for Hiram GIBSON somewhere in South Carolina. Hiram GIBSON married Rachel LONG 1820 in Jackson County, Alabama. From this union there were 11 children. With a large number of descendants also being named Hiram. Hiram and Rachel are said to have been buried in Long Island, Jackson County, Alabama. However some say they were buried on their old home place in called GIBSON COVE. I just returned from a trip to that area but was unable to go onto the place due to a locked gate, the current owner of the property does not want anyone on the property. My Great-Grandfather was James B. GIBSON the 6th child of Hiram and Rachel. I am most interested in communicating with any one researching this line, and would be glad to exchange information. Phil SLATE

I have just rec'd the Guion Miller Cherokee Roll record 30040 of Hiram Gibson II, grandson of Hiram Gibson Sr. and son of Isham Gibson, which adds the following to this family. Isham Gibson died in 1853, was married to Tarley Griffin, who died 3/25/1903 and had the following children: Hiram Gibson, born 1850, Jackson Co. AL., Jordan Gibson and Mary Gibson. Mary married a Gross and died before 1907, the date of application.Hiram could only identify 3 of Hiram Sr.'s children - Alaxander, Dock, Isham (he spelled it Isom) and Polly (Mary Gibson) also called Dolly.Hiram's application said that Thrasher (his spelling) was from NC and avoided being enrolled as an Indian because he feared being driven out of the community. He was married to a white woman and Hiram Gibson, his son, was half Cherokee. He lived in a mixed community of Chrokee and Whites in Jackson CO., AL. I will continue the update when I receive the records of Hiram Sims, husband of Mary Gibson.

Continuing to input transcript of Hiram Gibson's application, which was denied:

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Washington, D.C. Sir: I hereby make application for such share as may be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905 and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined:

1. State full name English name: Hiram Emery Gibson Indian Name: 2. Residence: 3. Town and post office: Shellmound, Tenn. 4. County: Marion 5. State: Tennessee 6. Date and place of birth: 27 February 1867 Jackson Co., Ala. 7. by what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately: Claim throny grandfather Hiram Gibson who was 1/2 bird Cherokee Indian 8. Are you married: yes 9. Name and age of wife or husband: wife name Nannie Gibson born Feb. 1869 10. give names of your father and mother and your mother's name before marriage Father: English name Gilbert Gibson Indian name Gibson Mother: English name Cordelia Gibson Indian name Maiden name Cordelia Maxelle 11. Where were they born? Father: Gibson Cove Jackson County, ala. Mother: Jackson County, ala. 12. Where did they reside in 1831, if living at that time? Father: Jackson County, alabama Mother: Jackson County, Alabama 13. Date of death of your father and mother Father: April 14, 1884 Mother: Living 14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where: I don't know 15. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, the date of death: 1. Adaline woodall Feb. 16, 1864 Living 2. Emery Gibson May 27, 1867 Living 3. andrew Gibson March 22, 1869 Living 4. William Dave Gibson March 7, 1872 5. John Gibson Died April 1870 Born July 16, 1862 6. Rebecca Gibson died April 9, 1884 16. State English and Indian names of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible: Father's side: Hiram Gibson Mother's side: Sally Maxelle 17. Where were they born: Don't know 18. Where did they reside in 1851 if living at that time? Hiram Gibson lived in Jackson County, alabama 19. Give names of all their children and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths: English name: Alex Gibson died 1884 Indian name: Gibson Residence: English name: Colonel Gibson Indian name: Gibson Residence: Indian Nation English name: Dock Gibson Indian name: Gibson died 6 years ago Residence: English name: Jarvis Gibson Indian name: Gibson Residence: Indian Nation English name: Rachel Gibson Hulory Indian name: Gibson Residence: Living in Texas English name: Dolly Gibson Indian name: Residence: English name: Betsy Gibson dead Indian name: Residence: 20. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where. 21.To expedite identification, claimants should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835: Remarks I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature with x mark Hiram Emery Gibson Witness WM Patton Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22 day of March 1907. My commission expires about Jan 10, 1910 WM Patton (followed by an affidavit signed by B.F. Patton & MV Coffelt that they are acquainted with Hiram Emery Gibson and have known Hiram for 18 years and 10 years, respectively and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and the statements made by him are true to the best of their knowledge and belief and they have no interest whatever in this claim.

Application #19273 denied because: 1. No ancestor was ever enrolled 2. No ancestor was a party to the treaties of 1835-6 or 1846. 3. Shows no real connection with the Cherokee tribe. There's just a few more documents than these. I'll type them in at a later date. This way they are available to anyone wandering into the forum who has an interest. The application, that I'll type later shows some sibling names. I have not found a connection to my own family but thought others might have an interest:

March 17, 1908 App. No. 19273 Hiram E. Gibson S. Pittsburg, Tenn. Sir: Relative to your application for participation in the fund arising from the judgment of the Court of Claims in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, kindly state whether or not you claim any Cherokee descent through your mother's side. If so, jot out the same. Kindl trace your Cherokee descent on your father's side back as far as you are able to go, giving the Indian and English names of each ancestor and stating the degree of Cherokee blood you claim each possessed. Why was not your father and grandparents on the rolls of 1833 and 1851? Was either of your parents ever held as a slave? If so, state whether they were owned by white people or Indians. Give all the information you can why you think you are entitled to share in the distribution of this fund. Very respectfully, Special Commissioner

April 10, 1908 App. No. 19273 Jeptha Bright, S. Pittsburg, Tenn. Sir: The enclosed letter was addressed by this office to Hiram E. Gibson, S. Pittsburg, Tenn., but was returned today, marked unclaimed. Will you be good enough to see that the letter reaches the proper party and that he makes prompt reply thereto. Very respectfully, Special Commissioner

May 2, 1908 Shillmound Tenn Mr. Guion Miller Washington D.C. Sir: My great grandfather name was Thesher Gibson, full Cherokee Indian born in North Carolina and lived there until he died and Hiram Gibson was a som of Therechsor Gibson and when the Indians was drove from here the said Hiram Gibson was drove with them until he came to Alabama and they prounounced him to be a white man and released him from the rest of the company. He remained in alabama until death. The said HiramGibson, a son of the said Therechor Gibson, was my grandfather. Yours very truly, H.A. Gibson

May 9, 1908 Bright & Early Law Offices Chattanooga, Tenn.

Hon. Guion Miller Special Commissioner Washington, D.C. Dear Sir: In regard to application No. 19,273 of Hiram E. Gibson, I beg to say that I received your letter of recent days containing the enclosed letter fromHiram E. Gibson, and I have at length gotten him located and herin beg to hand you his letter in reply to this of March 17, 1908. I very much regretted that I was unable to meet you while in Chattanooga recently as I very much desired to have a talk with you in regard to the clients that I represent in this Indian distribution. I am pleased to learn through United States Commission, Nathanel Bauchman, that you intend to visit chattanooga in the near future with a view of taking some proof in these claims, and at which time I hope to see you. Your very truly, Jepeta Bright Can you (?) me any (?) or to when you will visit (??)? J.B.

May 8, 1908 B.A. Hears Attorney at Law South Pittsburg, Tenn. Hon Guion Miller Special Commissioner Washington, D.C. Dear Sir, I do not claim any Cherokee descent through my mother's side. As to my Father, whose name was Gilbert Gibson, he claimed to be 1/4 Cherokee, and my Grandfather was 1/2 Cherokee Indian. If they ever had any other name, I do not know what it was. I was only 16 years old when my father died. I do not know why my father was not listed as he never told me. Neither of my parents were ever hald as slaves. I had two uncles who went to the Indian Territory and took up land there, Uncle Jim Gibson went some time about the close of the war and Uncle Colonel Gibson went about the year 1879. This is all I know regarding my ancestors, Very Respect, Hiram E. Gibson (X mark) Witness to mark B.A. Heard

June 18, 1908 No. 19273 Hiram E. Gibson, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: I am 41 years of age. I was born in Jackson county, ala. I claim my Indian blood through my father. I have always been told that my father was born in Jackson County, ala. I have never been enrolled by a government agent nor paid any Indian money. I never heard of Hester, the government agent, in 1884. My father told me I was one quarter Cherokee Indian. My father never received any Indian money that I know of; he was a recognized white man and a voter. I never saw my grandfather. I was told my grandfather came from North Carolina and was one-half Indian. I am a recognized white man and a voter. My father told me that my grandfather, Hiram Gibson, was in the Civil War. I never heard them say that my grandfather lived with the Indians. I have two uncles from Jackson County, Ala., who went West and were alotted land. My father had no Indian name that I know of and my great-grandfather's Indian name was Thresher. I do not know whether or not he or my grandfather were living in 1835. Hiram E. Gibson Subscribed and sworn to before me at Chattanooga, Tenn. this eighteenth day of June, 1908. HWK Assistant to Special Commissioner of the Court of Olajma July 10, 1908 Shillmound, Tenn. Guion MIller of Washington D.C. Dear Mr. Charles S. Bradley ask me if I changed post office to let you know what it was: My post office is Shillmound, Tenn. Yours truly, Hiram Gibson of Shillmound, Tenn.

8/04/08 Mr. Guion MIller Washington, D.C. Dear Sir, I will write you a few lines in regard to my claim of the eastern Cherokee. I will bee glad to hear from you in regard to this matter and also as to when I will get it. (???) I there is anything for me or not I am interesting in finding out whether I am going to get anything or not. Hoping this may reach you soon and I may be able to get answer from you (??) I am as ever yours truly, H.A. Gibson Shillmound, Tenn.

Jan 8, 1909 Shilhmound, Tenn. Mr. Guion Miller Special Commissioner Washington D.C.

Dear Sir: I will write you again as your delay in writing to me has led me to think that I ought to hear from you and I will ask you in this letter to write me plainly and give me facts as to how much (??) is due me on my claim of the Eastern Cherokee Enrollment and if they is anything due me about how much I will get and when do you think I will get it. I am very anctious to hear from you again and if they is anything due me I would be more than glad to get it at the very earliest date posible. Hopping this may reach you safe and I may get a hearing from you soon. I am as ever yours, H.A. Gibson

May 8, 1909 Mr. Guion Miller of Washington DC Dear Sir, It has ben some time since I have heard from you. Pleas give me more informashion a bout my indion claim. Pleas let me no if I need eny mor profe. Pleas let me hear from you on return mail. Yours truly, Hiram Gibson Skillmaund, Tenn.

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Hiram T Gibson's Timeline

South Carolina, United States
Age 33
Alabama, United States
Age 35
May 7, 1832
Age 39
Long Island, Jackson, Alabama, United States
Age 39
Age 40
Jackson, Alabama, United States
January 1836
Age 43
Long Island, Jackson, Alabama, United States
Age 45
Alabama, United States
Age 47
Alabama, United States