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Jane The Elder Gibson (Bnu), PED Top 5 Slave History Lessons/Cheraw

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Death: August 06, 1681 (54-55)
501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, Charles City County, VA, 23030, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of N.N. Bnu and N.N. Bnu
Wife of Mingo Thomas Gibson III, Paspahegh
Mother of Thomas Gibson; Jane Gibson, Upper Congaree Shikora; John Jordan Gibson and Hubbard Gibson, I

Apprenticeship: Shirley's Hundred Acre Plantation
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About Jane The Elder Gibson (Bnu),-Top 5 PED Slave History Lesson/Cheraw


Parents: *Unknown. *Not the same as Elizabeth Chavis, a different person Elizabeth Gibson (Chavis) with a different court battle. *Disconnection from former parents seen as Thomas Chevers, Sr and Abigale Jane Chevers. There is a genealogical chart in the Lynchburg City chancery case file for the freedom suit of Jane Gibson's descendants which reads "Jane Gibson the ancestor An Indian Woman" [Lynchburg City Chancery file 1821-033; Schweninger, The Southern Debate over Slavery, 79; http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/doc/freedomsuit]. However, the only mention of Jane Gibson's race in the testimony for the trial calls her or her children "dark mulattoes." And her descendants who were held as slaves all sued for their freedom based on descent from free persons of color.

Jane The Elder Gibson (Bnu),-Top 5 PED Slave History Lesson/Shikori Cheraw was born in 1640 in Va with an apprenticeship carried out at Shirley's Hundred Acre. Her court battle is one of the top 5 Recommended Curriculum Studies to be covered by High School Curriculum on Suits Won Out of Slavery from her Lightfoot Slaver, the Capt of Fleets Lightfoot who held lands across the river from the Pamunkey Reservation. There is a genealogical chart in the Lynchburg City chancery case file for the freedom suit of Jane Gibson's descendants which reads "Jane Gibson the ancestor An Indian Woman" [Lynchburg City Chancery file 1821-033; Schweninger, The Southern Debate over Slavery, 79; http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/doc/freedomsuit]. However, the only mention of Jane Gibson's race in the testimony for the trial calls her or her children "dark mulattoes." And her descendants who were held as slaves all sued for their freedom based on descent from free persons of color.

Jane The Elder married Mingo Thomas Gibson / Paspahge. Together they had the following children: Jane Gibson, Upper Congaree Shikora; Hubbard Gibson, Sr.; John Jordan Gibson.

She died on August 6, 1681 in Charles City County, Virginia. --- Her Story: One of the top 5 State Dept of Public Education Core Curriculum To Cover With High Schoolers.
Her Avatar - Judges drawing of the Plaintiff in the Lightfoot Bond to try to keep her a slave longer than the legal age of 21 for Mulatto. http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/for_educators
Her Peoples' Story: https://www.southstrandnews.com/community/chicoras-host-local-tribes-to-celebrate-heritage/article_51dbeeaa-dbf0-11e8-9cda-7fc8f8fe4d41.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR10jEVxdksL0EmlA2l1Qkx3o4JiI-Kp4dME6SIdDliMxfZKC6-enUYIX4I

Daughter of Jane, The Elder: Jane Gibson, born say 1640, was about eighty years old in 1721 according to a deposition by Robert Wills who was a ten-year-old apprentice to Mr. Carter of Shirley Plantation when he became acquainted with her in Charles City County. "Mr. Carter took her to live with him at Shirley where I then lived to brew a diet drink, he being afflicted with dropsy." Jane died two or three years later according to depositions of 81-year-old Robert Wills on 25 June 1791 and 9 July 1791 in the suit for the freedom of her descendants. Wills deposed that Jane was the mother of "dark mulattoes" Jane and George Gibson and she was the ancestor of other "free mulattoes or blacks...some black, some nearly white and others dark mulattoes:" the free Scott, Bradby, Smith, Redcross, and Morris families of Charles City County, the Bowman family of Henrico County as well as many members of the Evans family who were slaves for life [Lynchburg City Chancery file, 1821-033, LVA].(1) Jane was the mother of

i. Jane, born say 1662-5, married Morris Evans [Lynchburg Chancery file 1821-033]. ii. George1, born say 1666, died without issue.

http://obsn.org/a-brief-history-of-the-occaneechi-band-of-the-saponi-nation/

The Indian Gibsons - -In 1640 Jane Gibson, an Indian woman was born in Charles City County according to the deposition of Robert Wills, taken in 1790 at his home in Charles City County. Testimony also shows Jane had a brother or a son named George Gibson, she possibly may have had both brother and son, and a daughter Jane Gibson. Jane, the daughter, married to Morris Evans, their daughter and her descendants would become enslaved. Thomas Gibson aka Mingo Jackson sued and won his freedom proving he descended from the Indian Jane Gibson. - - - Questions by the defendant. How old were you when you were first acquainted with the elder Jane Gibson and George her brother? Answer I believe I was ten or eleven years old or thereabouts.

Quest. How old do you suppose they were and how long did they live afterwards?

Answer. Jane Gibson the elder was very old, I apprehend she was eighty years of age, [born about 1640] being past all labour - Mr. Carter my Master took her to live with him at Shirley where I then lived to brew a diet drink, he being afflicted with a dropsy - The old Jane Gibson I suppose might live two or three years. Her daughter Jane widow to an EVANS (whose christian name I am not certain of but believe it was Morris), lived a considerable number of years after my first acquaintance with her- she bore the name of EVANS as did all her children.

Quest. About what time were you acquainted with Jane and George Gibson the children of Jane, and how old were they when you were first acquainted with them?

Answer. I knew Jane Evans the daughter some time before I knew the old woman, which I believe as I have deposed in my former deposition must be seventy years ago; she was an old woman when I became acquainted with her, she practised midwifery and doctoring in families, but was not above sixty I should suppose: George too was an old person, I believe - Jane was the older.The deposition of John Meriwether Gent. taken this day at his house in the City of Richmond in a suit now depending in the Henrico District Court wherein Thomas Gibson alias Mingo Jackson is plt. and David Ross defendant.This deponent aged sixty nine years being first sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth and saith that William Meriwether this deponents late father often told this deponent in his lifetime that he purchased of one LIGHTFOOT in New Kent a mulatto wench named Frank Evans and also her brother named ______ Evans

10th of June 1668 A List of ye Tythables from ye Colledge to Smiths forte taken up by Mr. Thos Warren Tho. Hurle Joh. Shipp Tho Gibson & 1 negro, 04 Geo. Foster & Tho. Williams, 02 Tho. North, 01 John Clemens, 01 Edmond Howell, 01 [Note: Thomas Gibson is a father of Gibson Gibson and therefore husband of Elizabeth Chavis. (so Elizabeth was married to Thomas and the Peter) Edmond Howell is a godfather of Gibson Gibson--See 23 Dec. 1679 & 28 March 1672]

Jane Gibson, born says 1640, was about eighty years old in 1721 according to a deposition by Robert Wills who was a ten-year-old apprentice to Mr. Carter of Shirley Plantation when he became acquainted with her in Charles City County. "Mr. Carter took her to live with him at Shirley where I then lived to brew a diet drink, he being afflicted with dropsy." Jane died two or three years later according to depositions of 81-year-old Robert Wills on 25 June 1791 and 9 July 1791 in the suit for the freedom of her descendants. Wills deposed that Jane was the mother of "dark mulattoes" Jane and George Gibson and she was the ancestor of other "free mulattoes or blacks...some black, some nearly white and others dark mulattoes:" the free Scott, Bradby, Smith, Redcross, and Morris families of Charles City County, the Bowman family of Henrico County as well as many members of the Evans family who were slaves for life [Lynchburg City Chancery file, 1821-033, LVA].(1) Jane was the mother of i. Jane, born says 1662-5, married Morris Evans [Lynchburg Chancery file 1821-033].

ii. George1, born say 1666, died without issue.


Her History: https://www.southstrandnews.com/community/chicoras-host-local-tribes-to-celebrate-heritage/article_51dbeeaa-dbf0-11e8-9cda-7fc8f8fe4d41.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR10jEVxdksL0EmlA2l1Qkx3o4JiI-Kp4dME6SIdDliMxfZKC6-enUYIX4I
10th of June 1668 A List of ye Tythables from ye Colledge to Smiths forte taken up by Mr. Thos Warren Tho. Hurle Joh. Shipp Tho Gibson & 1 negro, 04 Geo. Foster & Tho. Williams, 02 Tho. North, 01 John Clemens, 01 Edmond Howell, 01 [Note: Thomas Gibson is father of Gibson Gibson and therefore husband of Elizabeth Chavis. (so Elizabeth was married to Thomas and the Peter) Edmond Howell is godfather of Gibson Gibson--See 23 Dec. 1679 & 28 March 1672]

Source: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

.Thomas Gibson is father of the brother of Jane The Elder, (Chavez) Gibson, and husband of Elizabeth Chavis. Edmond Howell was the godfather of Gibson Gibson--See 23 Dec. 1679 & 28 March 1672] http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

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Jane The Elder Gibson (Bnu),-Top 5 PED Slave History Lesson/Cheraw's Timeline

1626
1626
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
1639
September 3, 1639
Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, Colonial America
1660
1660
Tidewater / Congaree North Carolina
1665
1665
James City County, Virginia, Colonial America
1674
1674
1681
August 6, 1681
Age 55
Charles City, Charles City County, VA, United States