American Quaker references -- Society of Friends

A Short History of the Quakers

Founded in England in 1652 by George Fox, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) did not (and do not) believe in organized religion as was practiced in the Church of England and other churches. Quakers believed that individuals could worship God directly and that members had an “inner light” (an inner capacity to understand God); they rejected a formal clergy or creed.

Known for their plainness in dress, large numbers of Quakers followed William Penn and settled in Pennsylvania. Many Quakers also settled in Rhode Island and other New England states, but also in New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, New York (especially New York City and Long Island), Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and elsewhere. Many Quakers also immigrated to the Philadelphia area beginning in the 1660s to the 1680s and formed the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. They separated into the Orthodox and Hicksite (followers of Elias Hicks) branches beginning in Philadelphia in 1828.

Quaker Record Groups -- Quakers kept some of the best church records of any church in England or America. Of particular interest to genealogists are the records of monthly meetings (MM), at which births, marriages, and deaths were recorded. Also important are minutes, marriage intentions, letters of transfer, and actions regarding church members. (It is interesting to note for genealogists that marriage certificates were often signed by all persons present at the marriage ceremony.) One should remember that many Quakers refused to serve in the military, so it is less likely to find military service or pension records for them. But Quakers did keep records of transfers and removals of individuals from one meeting to another. Quarterly and yearly minutes of meetings were also kept, but they are not as valuable genealogically as the monthly meetings.

Unlike some other religious denominations, Friends have not traditionally maintained centralized records of our membership. However, individual monthly meetings (congregations) generally kept good records of their members' vital statistics (births, deaths, marriages, changes in membership). It is important that the ancestor you are researching formally joined the meeting. Such records were usually not maintained for non-members, even if they attended Friends worship. The vast majority of such records are not online and are not entered into computer databases, so a researcher will need to examine the records directly. If you know the name of the monthly meeting in question, and the dates you are interested in, you can usually find out where those archives are kept. If you only know the approximate location, and not the name of the meeting, your search may be more complicated, depending on whether there were multiple meetings that could have been involved. Monthly meetings usually belong to a larger group of meetings in the same general vicinity, called quarterly meetings, and those quarters, in turn, belong to even larger regional bodies called yearly meetings. Frequently, the records of these bodies are archived together.1

Printed Sources -- The most valuable printed source for researchers—and the first place to begin research—is William Wade Hinshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore). Hinshaw’s reference is arranged by monthly meeting, and the work is separately indexed. The volumes and index may be found in many large libraries. Descriptions of Quaker meetings are included, and there are several supplements to this multi-volume work.

hinshaw's index in book form at LARFHC. Look to see if they have the cd-roms too -- 1. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I of the Carolinas & Tennessee which were part of the N Carolina Yearly Meetings, by William Wade Hinshaw 2. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by William Wade Hinshaw 3. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III New York City and Long Island 1657 - 1940 by William Wade Hinshaw 4. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. IV & V (one CD) of the Ohio Yearly Meetings by William Wade Hinshaw 5. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI Virginia Yearly Meetings, by William Wade Hinshaw

Order in Gilbert Cope's 2 films -- Collect6ion Family Data. Gibson 517025 and Britton 517008. Look at ones they already have to see how it will look.

Gibson. Letter to Gilber Cope, 532 North Church St., West Chester, PA. Doylestown, April 22, 1918. From Warren S. Ely, Genealogist and Historian, Librarian, Bucks County Historical Society. Dear Friends: - I enclose a card of inquire for birth and ancestry of Captain Robert Gibson, who purchased land in Plumstead township in 1771, named in the deed as of Plumstead. He was a Captain of Militia during the Revolution and it was he that shot and killed Moses Doan the outlaw while he was struggling in the hands of his captors at the Halsey cabin on the Tohickon in August 1783. I have always suspected that he was from Chester county as a number of others who settled in Plumstead at about that time were from that county. Thee can take the matter up with Miss Rockafellow if thee so desires. I cannot take it up at this time and shall write and tell her I have turned it over to thee. We are going to hold our next meeting of the Historical Society on the Cuttelossa and have a paper read on the old Kugler Mill built by John Kugler who was a tory and supplied the Doans with meal and flour. A messenger to the mill for flour on the day Moses was killed had told the then proprietor, not Kugler, that the Doans were at Halseys and on this information the posse was organized that made the raid. We will probably make a pilgrimmage to the cabin from the meeting of May 25. It just occurs to me that we might ring in a sketch of the Gibson family as part of the program if thee succeeds in getting anything on the Captain's ancestry. He left numberous sdescendants and I have lots of data in reference to him. Most people consider him a Scotchman from Ulster, Ireland but I do not think he was. He married as a second wife Elizabeth widow of William Keith the owner of the headquarters of Washington in Upper Makefield, but she was his second wife also and the widow of John Wilson of Tinicum. Captain Gibson had two children by her, Robert and Jean. By his first wife, name unknown, he had Thomas, James, Moses and John, and daughters, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Brittian. If thee gets the order and undertakes the work let me know the result and I will compensate thee for the data. Thine with kindest regards, Warren S. Ely
CARD: Gibson. 244 South River St., Willkes-Barre, PA, April 16, 1918. Mr. Warren S. Ely, Librarian, Bucks County Historical Society. Dear Sir: What would be your charge to obtain for me the following data? -- the place and date of birth of Captain Robert Gibson, who died in Plumstead Twp in 1788? Also the name of his wife who was the mother of James Gibson? I shall be pleased to have all or a part of this information. Yours very truly -- (Miss) Grace F. Rockafellow. CARD: 244 South River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, July 8, 1918. Mr. Gilbert Cope. Dear Sir, I should like to ascertain the date and place of birth of Captain Robert Gibson, who died in 1788, and whose will is on file in Doylestown, PA. It is believed that he resided in Chester County during the earlier part of his life. Can you furnish me with this informqation, also the name of his wife who was the mother of James Gibson, and the date of Captain Giboson's marriage? In the will, the name of his wife Elizabeth is mentioned but I find that she was not the mother of James. What would be your charge to obtain the information desired? Awaiting your reply -- I am Yours very truly, (Miss) Grace F. Rockafellow. 244 South River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA -- postmarked 7/8/1918

same as below -- 7/15/1910. Dear Sir: -- Mr. Oliver Hough and I have just had some correspondence on genealogical matters, and he suggested that you could doubtless answer one of my queries he was unable to answer. It was in regard to the Gibsons of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ancestors of the Gibsons of Loudon County, Virginia and of Rockbridge County, Virginia. To the latter branch of the family my wife belongs through her mother, Margaret H. (Gibson) Lyle, who is a great-granddaughter of William Gibson and his wife Martha Robertson. This William Gibson was the first of the name in Rockbridge County, when his will was probated in 1820, and according to the statement of his granddaughter, still living at a great age in this county, he came here from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. According to her, he had two unmarried sisters or aunts in Lancaster who left him their property at their deaths. His daughter Sarah, who married Maj. John Alexander, was born in 1768, but whether in Virginia or Pennsylvania I do not know. Her marriage took place about 1790 (her third child being born 1795), so the family was in Rockbridge at least as early as that. Can you give me any clue to the parentage of this William Gibson? Was he a son of George Gibson, whose will was probated 1761 in Lancaster and mentions sons John, George and Thomas, and daughters Mary (wife of Matthias Slough -- there are Sloughs in this county), Frances Jean and Ann? And were the sons John and George the Revolutionary Colonels? A sketch of the Loudon County Gibsons, published in the Richmond, (Va) Times Dispatch says that Col. (later Gen.) John Gibson and Col George Gibson were "probably" sons of a Gibson who settled in Lancaster and who was a son of the emigrant John Gibson, who settled in Philadelphia in 1696. Can you throw any light upon these points? Mr. Hough tells me you are a professional genealogist, and so, of course, I do not expect you to furnish information gratis. It may be that if you have any of the data I am in quest of, you will be willing to let me have it in exchange for my records of the Rockbridge Gibsons. Or perhaps there may be some information of county records I can make for you. During my vacation I expect to examine the records of several of the Valley counties. I have been employing my leisure in this way for a number of years, with a view to publishing a history of the Williams family and the allied families of Birds, Hites, Ott, Offner, Carpenter, Clayton, Allen, Lyle, Gibson, Taylor, Hauser(?) and Laird. As you doubtless know, the majority of ministers are not blessed or bothered with such pecuniary abundance that they can give their genealogical tastes much financial indulgence, and I am no exception. But there may be among my data something that will be a fair equivalent for the information which I desire and which you probably have. At any rate, let me hear from you and I hope our correspondence will result to our mutual advantage. With regards, I am Yours truly, Twyman Williams.

same as below -- 7/25/1910. Dear Sir: Please accept hearty thanks for your very obliging letter of the 18th inst., with its interesting enclosure. The data you give concerning the Gibsons agrees in many points with an account of the family published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, but disagrees very decidedly in dates -- provided, of course, the same Gibsons are referred to. I am now trying to get into communication with the writer of that account. According to him, Moses Gibson, the settler in Loudon County, Va, arrived there about 1725, marrying shortly thereafter, Elsie Janney, and having six sons. Isaac, Joseph, James, Thomas, John and William, and two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs Peach. He was a son of John Gibson, a Hictite Quaker, who came from Ireland to Philadelphia in 1696 and married a Miss St. Clair. Two other sons of this John Gibson, names not giben, settled respectively in Lancaster and Baltimore. According to your data, a Moses Gibson came to Loudon Co. in 1769, and was a son of Isaac Gibson, who married 1761 Esther Sincler (Sinclair), and was himself a son of Joseph Gibson who came from Ireland to Lancaster in 1729. From the similarity of these two accounts, I feel sure they refer to the same family, and I believe that the writer of the newspaper article is incorrect in his dates. Will you be so kind as to give me the authority or authorities for the data about Joseph Gibson and his family? Had he other issue beside his son Isaac? Did all of his (Isaac's) sons settle in Loudoun? I note you say that others of Joseph's family removed to "that region." Can you give me the names of any of these and information concerning them? I shall greatly appreciate any further assistance you may be able to give me on this subject, and I shall bear in mind the name Newlin when I examine records in this and neighboring counties. Any reference to any one of that name I shall be glad to send you. Thanking you again for your kindnss and hoping that your health has by this time much improved, I am Sincerely yours Twyman Williams.

To: Gilbert Cope, Westtown, PA. 8/18/1910. From Falling Spring and Glasgow Churches, Twyman Williams, Minister, RFS Rd 1, Glasgow, VA. Dear Sir: -- Your obliging and valued letter of the 29th ult. should have been answered sooner but for serious and continujed sicknessin my family. I am greatly indebted to you for the information you have given me concerning the ancestry of the Loudoun Gibsons. After learning the identity of the writer of the Times-Dispatch artilce, I am not surprises that you __?__ and prove it "genealogical fiction." He is a fine old gentleman, but he has written sketches of other families whose genealogy I happened to be familiar with, in which he showed a most amazing capacity -- for inaccuracy. From the similary -- of names in the Rockbridge family and in the family of which you __?__, I feel sure they are of the same stock, and should be surprised to find that the former are descended from one of the sons of Joseph Gibson and Alice Jackson. At any rate, I feel very grateful to you for the trouble you have taken to answer my queries. Whether the data you have given leads to the discovery of the ancestry of William Gibson of Rockbridge or not. If at any time I can be of use to you, I am at your disposal. With kind regards, I am Very truly yours, Twyman Williams.

May 2, 1886(?);. at the residence of her son-in-law, John J; Reed, Bulton twp Lancaster couynty, after a lingering illness which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, Mrs Eliza Gibson, reolic of the late Robert Gibson, aged 63 years.

New Garden. 1757. Joseph Gibson produced to this meeting a certificate for himself his wife (Alice) and five children, viz. Joseph, Rebecca, John James and Moses recommending them to our care which is received. Two of the children Joseph and Rebecca being grown, and the three youngest John, James and Moses being but small. 1764 Joseph Gibson for marriage and Phebe McNabb. Isaac Gibson, son of Joseph, and Esther Sinkler, daughter of West Cain, married 1761. 1767, Joseph requests certificates of himself, wife Phebe, and daug Hester, as well as for Alice Gibson and her dau Rebecka and her son Moses -- all to Fairfax monthly meeting. Joshua Gibson b 30 day of 1 month 1720. Mary born 6th day of 11 mo of 1723. Joshua Givson died 22 day of 9 mo of 1757 and Mary Gibson died 24th day of 2 mo of 1748. Joshua Gibson, son of Nathan of Kinsell and Ann. married on 9-28-1744 Mary Fowler of Kinsell. David Gibson son of Nathan married Mary Sellers dau of Samuel on 12-27-1744 in Darby. Ann Gibson dau of Nathan and Ann married John Sellers son of Saml and Sarah of Darmby 2-26-1749. Children of David and Mary Sellers Gibson -- Sarah 10-4-1748 m. Nathan Jones 10-16-1766, Jonathan 7-8-1750, Nathan 7-16-1752 - 9-1-1779, m. Sarah Howell 10-14-1773, David 6-21-1755, Ann 6-30-1759 - 9-22-1763 m. William Hill 11-11-1784, Anna 4-8-1763 - 4-8-1841 (think this one married Hill) and Samuel 4-4-1762 - 6-27-1837. Nathan Giubson and Ann Blumston -- she was the dau of James and Elisabeth Hunt and the widow of John Blumston. Chester county, PA, 12-17-1719. many tax records for gibson in ...???

GIBSON, George 7 Dec. 1761 22 Dec. 1761 Wife: Martha Gibson: Children: John, George, Thomas, Mary wife of Mathias Slaugh, Francis, Jean and Ann. Executor: Martha Gibson. twp omitted. -- I am thinking that this might be Anna Gibson Britton who married Jesse Britton -- born circa 1760?? Wife may be Martha Elizabeth Devines/Deviney. Trees on the internet have George 1704-1761 (born in Stewarts Town, Tyrone County, Ireland, son of William 1668-1703 and Jane Thomas 1684-1703) and Martha 1712-1793 (b. Lancaster, d. Cumberland, PA). But they have Ann too old -- b. 1749. But, this also conflicts with the above, where they have George's father as John, the Hicksite from Philadelphia, not William. (but Hicksite started in 1827... -- Elias Hicks 1748-1830) -- must not be Hicksite... From other genealogists on internet -- unkn father, Mary b 1737, John 1740, Francis 1742, George 1747, Jean 1749, Thomas 10/14/1750, Ann 1754.
From "Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County" -- "Colonel Slough was the father of a large family. He married Mary, the daughter of George Gibson, on April 23, 1757. This George Gibson was the son of Gibson who had the first public house in Lancaster, witht he hickory tree before the door. I am indebted to Samuel Evans, Esq., for the following list of their issue: 1. Jacob, born 4/34/1758, died May 1758. 2. George, born 6/27/1759, he was a physician and died 10/28/1840 at Harrisburg; 3. Matthhew b. 3/25/1762; 4. Jacob b. 12/15/1764, was a captain present at Gen. St. Clair's defeat, married Miss Polly Graeff of Lancaster on 2/20/1805 was an innkeeper, died in 1839; 5. Elizabeth b. 9/9/1767; 6. Mary b. 3/11/1769 married 10Alexander Scott and 2-Governor Simon Snyder, died 10/8/1823; 7. Matthias, b. 10/8/1771-9/3/1797, was a lieutenant in the US Army; 8. Henry Gibson b. 4/5/1774-1800, 9. Robert 10/1/1776-?; 10. Elizabeth 8/12/1779-3/1755, married Joseph Clendenin in 1809; 11. Frances 10/8/1781-10/27/1837, married James Peacock on 9/25/1813.

from another genealogist -- "Thomas was the only one to move to VA"

Gibson, John (1740-1822) — Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 23, 1740. Son of George Gibson and Elizabeth (de Viner) Gibson; uncle of John Bannister Gibson. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; secretary of Indiana Territory, 1800-16; Governor of Indiana Territory, 1812-13. Died in Braddock's Field (now Braddock), Allegheny County, Pa., April 16, 1822. Interment somewhere in Braddock, Pa.

Gibson, John Bannister (1780-1853) — also known as John B. Gibson — of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Westover Mills (unknown county), Pa., November 8, 1780. Nephew of John Gibson; son of George Gibson and Anne (West) Gibson; married 1812 to Sarah Work. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1810-12; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1816-27, 1851-53; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1827-51. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 2, 1853. Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.

From Lancaster County History on website: The first European settler of record in Lancaster was George Gibson, who in 1721 opened a tavern in the area of town now known as Penn Square. In his honor the town was called Gibson's Pasture until 1741, when it was renamed Lancaster after a town in England.

History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1883. Chapter XXIX. City of Lancaster Subject : Beginnings of Settlement, Prominent Early Residents of the Town, and Notable Events As has been shown, Hamilton laid out the first and central portion of the town in 1730. Settlements had been made here in 1721 or 1722, and by 1730 the little cluster of houses is said to have attained a population of two hundred souls. The locality was known as the Indian Field and Gibson's Pasture. George Gibson kept a tavern here when Hamilton platted the town, and had probably been located for several years. His tavern was called "the Hickory Tree," probably from a tall hickory which stood near the public road, and which was said to have been a favorite one with the Indians, the place of their rendezvous for many years, and the centre of one of their small villages. "A swamp lay in front of Gibson's," we are told, "and another to the north." The one in front of Gibson's, nearly in the centre of the site of the present city, was the Dark Hazel Swamp, which was drained and cleared of wood in 1745. The other was the Long Swamp, extending beyond the limits of the town-plat toward the northeast. Gibson's tavern is supposed to have stood about where the Slaymaker Hotel now does. His pasture, afterwards Sanderson's pasture, was rented by Mr. Hamilton about 1748, to Adam Reigart. The same year that the town was laid out, Stephen Atkinson, says Rupp, built a fulling-mill at great expense, but the inhabitants of the upper part of the creek assembled and pulled down the dam on the Conestoga, as it prevented them from rafting and getting their usual supply of fish. Although Mr. Hamilton laid out the town of Lancaster in 1730, he did not obtain the ownership of all the lands included in the plat until 1734, and consequently it was not until after that time that lots were sold and ground-rents laid. The first purchasers of lots were Nicholas Bierly, Richard Marsden, Henry Hunt, and Samuel Bethel, the first three named becoming owners of property on King Street near the Centre Square, and Bethel of a lot on Queen Street. This was on May 20, 1735. For some reason unknown, but few lots were sold during the next five years, but in 1740 they began to go off more rapidly, and in 1742 the town had increased to such an extent that petition was made for a charter, which was granted. The leading men of the town at that time were Thomas Cookson, George Gibson, Sebastian Graff, Michael Bierly, Edward Shippen, Matthias Young, John Fouke, Peter Worrall, John Dehuff, Abraham Johnston, Samuel Bethel, George Sanderson, Michael Hubley, Jacob Loughman, George Hoffman, Joseph Pugh, Robert Thompson, James Webb, Caspar Shaffner, and a few others.

New York: New Town, Long Island and Staten Island

p. 367-368. -- A Collection of Memorials concerning Diverse Deceased Ministers and Others of the People Called Quakers. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Parts Adjacent, from Neary the First Settlement therof to the Year 1787. Philadelphia Yearly Meeitng. 1990/ A Testimony from Haddonfield Monthly-Meeting in New Jersey, concerning Joseph Gibson. Precious is the memory of the righteous, those who have been bright examples of holiness in their day, and therein preachers to others in life and conversation: It lives in our hearts to give this short testimony, that such was our ancient and beloved friend Joseph Gibson, an elder of this meeting. He was born at Woodbury in the year 1690, and became early acquainted with the seasoning virtue of truth, which preserved him in a good degree, from the vanities of youth, and made him in love with plainness and sobriety while young; by a watchful attention to this divine principle, he attained a pious and innocent stability of conduct through life, not often equalled; that it may be just said, he was "An Israelite indeed in whome there was no guile.: A diligent attender of meetings, and a lively example there, in awful humble labour for that bread wich strenthens and nourishes the soul; wherein he continued steadfast to his concluding period. We couldenlarge, but conclude with the words of the Psalmist, "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace;" which we believe was in an eminent degree the case of this our frienc, who "Being dead, yet speakethy." He departed this life, after s short illness, on the 9th of the fourth month 1777, and was buried the 11th, in friends burying-ground at Woodbury aforesaid; aged about eighty-seven years." (no Britton, Frost, Howsmon)

Pennsylvania and New York Frontier, by Brewster. 1954. (1)1782. ... Colonel Gibson, commander at Pittsburgh, learned of their murderous intentions, but was unable to prevent their designs, sent a nessenger to warn the Christian Indians on the Muskingum, but he arrived too late. ...

(2) p. 130-131. cruel murder committed on the Conestoga Indians in the jail in Lanceaster, in 1763, by the Paxton Boys as they were called. ... The governor issued a strong proclamation denouncing the outrage; and the Quakers virorously protested, but undaunted by governor's proclamation and Quaker protests, the Paxtang Boyus and their adherents preparee for a march on Philadelphia. ... Volunteers, variously estimated from two to fifteen hundred flocked from the border. the leaders were Matthew Smith and James Gibson.

The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania , By Wayland Dunaway, 1985. other conflicting account -- "this memoria, drawn up by Matthew Smith and James Gibson, was an able document couched in temperate language. Entitled "A declaration and Remonstance of the distressed and bleeding Inhapitants of the Province of Pennsylvania: it was presented to the commisisoners on Feb 13, 1764, and may be taken as a tue statement of the grievances of the Scotch-Irish and of other frontiermen who shared their views at the time. ... The second part of the Memorial is termed a "Remonstrance," and is addressed particularly to Governor Penn and the sassebly in behalf of the then frontier couties of Lancaster, York, Cumberland, Berks, and Northampton, being five of the eight counties of the Pennsylvania of that day. Among the grievances for which rederess was demanded, the first and most important was the inequality of representation in the assembly; the others dealt with the military and Indian policies of the governemnt. They declared it to be oppressive and unjust that the five frontier counties "contrary to the Proprietor's Charter and the acknowledged principles of common justice and equity," were allowe don ten representatitves in the assembly whereas the three counties of Philadelphia, Cester and Bucks were given 26. (In 1755 36 members in the Assembly and the Quakers, 25% of the population, numnbered 26]

Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families. From the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. by Arnold-Hertzel, 1982. John Gibson, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1771-1772. The genealogical memoranda which follow relate to the family connections of John Gibson, 56th Mayor of Philadelphia, 1771-1772, under the Charter of 1701. The first is from his son, James Gibson*; the last from Christian Anderson of Glasgow, Scotlant. Between the statement of the son, under date of March 30, 1842, and the manuscript of the Mayor of 1771-2, as quoted in Charles P. Keith's "The Provisiocial Councillors of Pennsylvania, 1733-1776"**, there are slight differences which taken together give the better genealogival picture. The son's document uses the dash instead of commas or periods as a divisional medium. With this, editorial liberty is taken in the interest of clarity and each dash becomes a comma or period as the text would indicate. "My father John Gibson born 19 November 1729 O.S. never troubled himself on the subject of Ancestry, removing to Philaea in early youth, where he resided during life, he became in a Manner estranged from his southern relations, In consequence of this inattention he lost a large Estate in Virginia which a better acquainance might have enabled him to obtain. On his visit to Accomack and Northampton [Eastern shore counties] in 1773 to establish his right to this Inheritance he made enquiries on the subject. From the Memoranda left, and from letter, I am enabled to furnish the following information. His maternal great grandfather was . . . Frown who married Susannah, Levin Denswood's sister. The issue of this marriage were four daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, [Anne], and Mary Brown. Elizabeth married Thomas Preeson of Liverpool and left Sarah, Susannah, Zorobabel, Joseph Brown and [Ann] Hannah. Sarah was my Father's Mother, Zerobabel was Thomas Preeson's father. Susannah the mother of Preeeson Bowdoin. The others died without Issue. Thomas Preeson, my Father's grandfather, died in 1723. . . . My father's paternal ancestors were Inhabitants of Glasgow. His great aunt of the half blood was mother of Dr. Moore the traveller, father of General Sir John Moore who fell as Corunna. The Laird of Dunlop was son of his Grandmother's sister. The sister of Dunlop married Sir Thomas Wallace of Crogy. My grandfather James Gibson settled in Virginia. ... Another genealogical record left by James Gibson is marked "Family Statement:" and is as follows: "John Gibson Esq. my Father came to the City of Philadelphia from Accomack County, Virginia, his native place, at the age of 17 under the Guardianship of his Cousin Andrew Hamilton, brother of Governor Hamilton and Father of William Hamilton of the Woodlands. This was in 1746. He was placed in the Compting House of Allen and Turner where he finished his probationship, and in 1751 commenced life without fortune in their employment as a Supercarto to the Spanish Main on successive voyages. When in Philadelphia he boarded until his marriage at the house of Thomas Charlton. In 1756 he married Miss Anna Ball, age 21, whose sole estate consisted of 98 acres of land without building or improvement in the Precinct of Richmond above Kensington. This being part of her Father's [William Ball's] Estate was allotted to her in Partition in Feby. 1755, the year before her marriage. My Father subsequently built on and improved this property. On his marriage he resided in Water Street near the Drawbridge on the Hamilton Estate, being Agent for it during the absence of Governor Hamilton when in England. In 1764 he embarked for England and France to establish correspondence in Trade. He borrowed in this occasion of the Trustees of the College in aid of moderate Capital L1725, equal to 4600 dollars. To secure this my Mother's Richmond Estate was mortgaged. He continued this Loan on Interest until 25 June 1776, when the Bond was paid off. During his afsence abroad my Mother, to live with the greater economy, retired to her Estate and resided there, supporting herself on it, and she presented my Father on his return L40 or L50 earned during his absence from the produce of the Estate. On their return to the City they resided in Chestnut near Front Stree. thence they removed into Market near Fourth Street in ... They moved to Third near Arch Street on 7 Sep 1773 shwere they continued until April 1776 when they removed ot Radnor in the Country. ... ... My father in his Will executed 26 Jany 1764, on his departure of Europe, evidently considers his whole Personal Estate (after deduting Furniture, Plate and 3 Negroes) as not exceeding 2000 pounds Currency after payment of debts, as he make abatement in Legacies in the event of its falling short of that amount. John Gibson made a second and final will, signed March 28, 1782, proved April 16, 1782, wherein he mentioned his wife Ann and Children James, Elizabeth, Sarah, Louisa and John. The executors were his wife, Ann Gibson, Joseph Stamper and Alexander Wilcocks. Ann Gibson was the daughter of William Ball, a Philadelphia silversmith, working as early as 1752, and retired in 1782 to live on his farm in Richmond, above Kensington, Philadelphia County. Footnote: John Gibson was buried April 4, 1782 -- Christ Church Records.

"Immigration of the Irish Quakers into PA 1682-1750. by Albert Myers, 1901. Philadelphia Monmthly Meeting. John Britten and three children, Jacob, John and Susanna, all unmarried. From Cooledine Mtg., County Wexford, Ireland. Received 6 MO 31, 1750. Alice Gibson, from Ireland, received 6 mo 30, 1729. New Garden Monthly Meeting. Alice Gibson, received 11 Mo. 26, 1733 from Duiblin, Ireland.

"William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania by William Hull, 1970. " William Gibson, Quaker minister. his travels, especially with Longworth. With his long and intimate experience in the affairs of Quakerism in Holland and Germany, especially in connection with the persecuted Friends and others, Longworth evidently appealed to Penn as being an ideal promoter of colonization in Pennsylvania; and we can readily conceive the character of the conversations between the two men in their London interviews just before Penn stated upon his Holy Experiment. In two of his letters to Harrison, written during and just after the yearly Meeting in London, Longworth speaks of these interviews and of the plan of Penn and William Gibson in connection with the expedition which was to start two months later to found Philadelphia."

Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, by Roberts, 1925. no relevant Britton. no Sillwell, no VanSandt. Margaret Foulke (Edward, Hugh, John) daughter of John and Mary (Roberts) Foulke, born in Richland 10 mo 17, 1768, married Thomas Gibson. -- children Mary b. 1791, d 3-9-1868, married Casper R. Johnson, John, Robert. --- more on her ancestry, none on his. more on Casper Johnson descendants.

Landholders in Phladelphia County (outside the city) 1734. compiled by Harry Adams, 1990. Joseph Brittaine 100 acres in Upr Dublin. Nathaniel Brittaine 100 acres in Bibury, William Brittaine 100 acres in Bristoll. Henry Gibson 200 acres in Amity, Nathan Gibson 100 acres in King-sess.

Gibson, General John, was born in Lancaster city, Pennsylvania, on the 23rd of May 1740. Having received an excellent education, at the age of 18 he made choice of a military career as the most congenial to his tastes. His first service was under Gen. Forbes, in the campaign that resulted in the capture of Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg), from the French. When the peace of 1763 was concluded between the French and English, he settled as a trader at Fort Pitt. Shortely afterwards, war broke aout anew with the Indians, and he was taken prison by them at the mouth of Beaver creek, while descending the Ohio river in a canoe together with two men in his employ, one of whom was immediately burned, adn the other suffered the same fate on reaching the mouth of the Kanawha river. Givson, on this occasion, owed his life to the partiality of an aged squaw, sho chose him as her adopted son, in liew of her own whom she had lost in battle. He was necessitated to remain many years witht the Indians, where he became immediate conversant with their language, habits, manners, customs and traditions. It has been a subject of extreme regret by many, that he should have held these matters in such slight esteem as to deem his collections unworthy of being trasmitted to posterity; for it is evident that in the present state of aniquarian reserch, they woudl throw light upon many questions that are now agitated among scientific men. No man of his attainments and ability to set for th his observations, has had equal opportunities for coming to a correct knowldege of the Indian character, unless his friend, the Rev. Heckewelder, is to be excepted. Upon the termination of holstilities, he again settled at Fort Pitt. In 1774 he acted a conspicuous part in the expedition against the Shawnee towns, under the command of Lord Dunmore, and was particularly active in the negotiation of the peace that followed, and which restored many prisoners to their friends after long years of anxious captivity. It was on this occasion that the celebrated speech of Logan, the Mingo chief, was delivered, and the circumstances connected with its delivery are of sufficient interest to qccount for their recital in this sketch, such as they were detailed by Gen. Gibson himself a short time before his death. Whe the troops had reached the principal town of the Shawnees, and while active preparations were being made ot put everything in readiness for the attack, Gen. Gibson, with an escort and flag of truce, was despatched to the Indians with aughtority to treat for peace. As he approached he perceived Logan, (whom he had previously seen), stadnging in the path, and he addressed him with the familiar freeting: "My fried Logan, how do you do? I am glad to see you." To this, Logan, with a coldness of manner and brevity of expression which clearly betokened his feelings, replied: "I suppose you are," and immediately turned away. After explaining the object of his embassy to the assembled chiefs, (all of whom were present except Logan), he found them all sincerely ancious for peace. Whilst th4e terms of reconciliation were being discussed he felt himself plucked by the skirt of his capote, and turning around he saw Logan at his back, standing with his face convulsed with rage, and by signed beckoning to follow him. What to do he was at first in doubt, but reflecting that he was at least equal to his antagonist, being armed with dirk and side pistols, and in muscular strnght his superior, and considering, abov eall, that any betrayal of fear in this emergency might prove detrimental to the negotiation, he followed in silence, while Logan with quick steps led the way to a copse of woods at some little distance. Here they seated themselves, and the stern and fearless chief was instantly suffused in a torrent of gushing tears, but as yet no word was uttered, and his grief appeared inconsolable. As soon, howeve,r as he ahd regained the power of utterance, he delivered the speech in question, and desired it to be transmitted to Lored Dunmore, in order to remove all suspicition that might be intertained in reverence to a treaty, in the ratification of which a chief of his importance had not articipated, Accordingly, the speech was translated and sent to Lord Dunmore without delay. Gen. Gibson could not positively say that the speech, as given by Jefferson in his Notes on Virginia, was verbatim as he had penned it; but he was inclined to think from certain expressions which he remembered, it was so; that it vave the substance, he was confident. Ge. Gibson, however, believed that it was not in the poser of a translation to do justice to the speech as delivered by Logan; a speech to which the language of passion, uttered in tones of the depest feeling, and with gestures at once naturally graceful and commanding, together with a consciousness on the part of the hearer that the sentiments proceeded immediately from a desolate and broken heart, imparted a grandeur and force inconceivably great. Indeed, as compared with the original, he even regarded the translation as but lame and stupid. Note: This account did not mention it, but he had married Ann Logan (1741-1768), the sister of Indian Chief Logan, married a second Ann Unknown and had one daugher Jane ,,, on the breaking out of the revolutionary war, Gen Gibson obtained the command of one of the Continenatl regiments and was with the army at New York and during its retreat through NJ, but during the remainder of the war he was detailed on the western frontier, a service forr which his long sojourn among the Indians had peculiarly qualified him. In 1776 he was a member of the convention which framed the Consitituion of Pennsylvania, and was afterward appointed a judge of the court of common pleas of the county of Alleghey, and a major general of the militia. In the year 1800 he received from President Jefferson the appointment of Secretary of the Territory of Indiana, and his position he retained until the territory was admitted as a state into the Union. Laboring under an incurable cataract, which had for a long time afflicted him, he now retired to Braddock's Field [PA], the resident of his son-in-law, Geo Wallace, esq., and there died April 10th, 1822, having sustained through life the character of a brave soldier and an honest man."

Genealogieies of PA Families, vol II- j-S. Hinman-Sotcher, 1982. Peter March was a shipwritght. He married by Bishop of London licencse 22 March 1611 Ellen Bigson. They had three duaghters and one son James, Bap 31 Aug 1613 Captain Robert Callender ~1726-1776 married (1) Mary Scull, 3 children and (2) Frances Gibson of Carlisle, PA 4 children. 1791 James Gibson, witness, to marriage in Philadelpha. Samuel Gibson, witness to will of James Moore of Blockleyk, Phila, yeoman. dated 10/30/1780, proved 3/17/1781. -- Phila

notes from internet: re: Lancaster Co., Pa. Marriages: St. James Episcopal (Anglican), Charles Adair m. 24 Sep 1770 to Margaret Gibson. Would they be connected to any Gibsons noted below ? ------- John and Margaret Gibson were parents of Elizabeth Gibson who married James White (b. 1749 d. 6 Aug 1815) Drumore Twp, Lancaster County, PA, bur. Chestnut Level Lower Cemetery. There are some burials at New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chester County, PA, who may or may not be connected to the Adair family : Margaret Gibson, d. 19 Jul 1812, 83 yrs. (bc.1728) Mary Gibson, d. 25 Oct 1792, 55 yrs. (bc.1737) John Gibson, d. 29 Dec 1814, 80 yrs. (bc.1733) James Gibson, d. 7 Jul 1860, 79 yrs. (bc.1780) Dorcas S. Gibson, d. 12 Oct 1862, 80 yrs. (bc.1781) ------------- Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery : John Gibson, b. 1795 d. 27 March 1880, wife, Martha Gibson, b. 27 1794 Tax List:1815 Direct Tax: Little Britain Township, John Gibson, land adjoining Wm Gibson, John Curts & others... 192 acres Gibson & Hill, land adjoining Wm Fulton, Mary Carter & others... 120 acres Wm Gibson , Sr, land adj. Martha Cambel, John Gibson & others...165 acres Tax Lists: Direct Tax, 1815: Drumore Twp, Lancaster Co James White, land adjoining William Ankrim, etc. James White, land adj. Robert Clark, etc. Chestnut Level Presbyterian, Lower Cemetery: James White, d. 6 Aug 1815, 66yrs Janet White, d. 28 Sep 1746, 2yrs ---------------- Were Adairs connected to this family ? Sgt. James Sloan (1756-1818) served 1777 in Capt. John Clark's company, 13th Pennsylvania regiment, under Col. Walter Stewart. He was born in Lancaster; died in Kittanning, Pa. James Sloan m.1787 Elizabeth Gibson, had son, Walter Sloan (b. 1788) m. 2nd Eliza Greer. ------------------------- Col. John Gibson , b. in Lancaster borough, removed to the Forks of the Ohio before the Revolutionary war. He was an Indian fighter as well as an Indian trader. Gibson and Logan were intimate and warm friends. Col. George Gibson, brother of John, was also born in Lancaster, and became an Indian trader and fighter. He married a daughter of Francis West, and settled at Shearman's / Sherman's Creek, in Perry County. He was killed at "St. Clair's defeat." He was the father of John Bannister Gibson, chief justice of the State. City of Lancaster - The locality was known as the Indian Field and Gibson's Pasture. George Gibson was a resident before the town was laid out, and owned property on Prince Street. His son, Gen. John Gibson, born there 23 May 1740. The first record of a tavern within the bounds of Lancaster City is the statement by Rupp that one was kept by Gibson as early as 1722, "The Hickory-Tree", situated on the old road from Philadelphia to Wright's Ferry. George Gibson, March 12, 1743, 10 acres, between John Dilworth and Samuel Gibson, with Hugh Porter's survey on warrant of Nov. 27, 1750, in Fulton. John Gibson, May 9, 1745, 50 acres. Little Britain Township. John Allison and Susanna Jamison, executors of John Jamison, deceased, sold the western part of the whole tract to William Gibson, Nov. 20, 1751, Elizabeth Moorhead 1779-1850 m.1796 Francis Gibson 1774-1858 Mercer Co, PA, son of Charles Gibson (d. 1828 Mercer Co, PA). Mary Moorhead b.1782 m.William Gibson (and 2ndly ? to James Craig ) ------------- Will Books and Intestate Records of Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, some early Gibsons : George. 1761 Book: B Vol 1 p.515 Dr. Isaac. 1829 Book: P Vol 1 p.260 James, Col. 1815 Book: L Vol 1 p.345 Mary. 1757 Book: B Vol 1 p.157 William. 1795 Book: I Vol 1 p.166 ------- Lancaster, Pennsylvania Probate : p. 69, Gibson, John. 1794 / 1795

Source: "Early Settlers of Lee Co., Va. and Adjacent Counties" Vol. 1 pg. 139-140. Source: Betty S. Weeden [1008 17th Ave., West Belmar, NJ] "Early Settlers of Lee Co., VA and Adjacent Counties" Vol. 1. Thomas was listed as a Revolutionary soldier in Virginia. This source indicated that he was born in 1740. Source: Lynn Jones Gibson, Jr [] Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 3:41 PM My name is Lynn J Gibson,jr. and I am a descendant of Thomas Gibson (born in Lancaster County Pa.) He was born on 14 Oct 1750 and baptistized on 31 Dec 1750 (from records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pa.) I dont have the day and month of his death, only the year which is 1784. Source: Karen Gibson-Burdue [] Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 8:16 AM I direct descend from Agnes Peery and Thomas Gibson. They are my gggg great grandparents. Our e-mail is set up in my husband's name My name is Karen Gibson-Burdue. Agnes Peery is the daughter of Thomas Peery and Mary---- from Scotland. She married Thomas Gibson born 14 October 1750 in Lancaster County, VA. He died in 1784 in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the Rev. War. After Thomas died, she remarried to Charles Carroll on 22 December 1785 in Washington County, VA. *Please note, Charles Carroll is her nephew by marriage. Charles Carroll is the son of Ellen Gibson, sister to Thomas Gibson. Ellen Gibson married Charles Carroll, Sr. Also, Charles Carroll, Jr. was a farm hand for Thomas Gibson, proved by census and history. Thomas Gibson is the son of George Gibson and Martha Devinez of Lancaster County, PA. I have quite a bit on the Gibson family genealogy. Please note, that I also descend from George Peery (brother to Agnes Peery) George Peery married Martha Davidson. Their daughter Permelia Peery married William Gibson. William Gibson is the grandson of Agnes Peery and Thomas Gibson. e-mail me if you have any questions. Source: Paula Pieri [] provided, 5/9/2001, information regarding the original researcher and origin of most of the Gibson family information that appears in this database. I believe this information [Gibson Family] was from Robert Gibson of Virginia who wrote a book on the Gibson family. Both Bonnie [Chambless] and I got our information from him several years ago. Bonnie and I provided the information for the Gibson/Johnson family after they reached Texas in 1894, since the Virginia relatives lost us about that time. Crazy Uncle Joseph and Aunt Catherine and all those kids taking a wagon train to the wilds of Texas, was too much for them. I did visit Lebanon, in Russell County, Va. and found the grave of my GGG-Grandfather Thomas Gibson. All this information I got from Robert so I imagine he is your source. NOTE: WARNING The following disputes that Ellen was a daughter of George Gibson, sister to Thomas. It may also question if our Thomas is correctly identified as the son of George Gibson. Source: [] Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 7:06 PM Subject: George Gibson Family I have been reading a number of e-mails on regarding the Gibson family, specifically Thomas Gibson. My wife is a direct descendent of George Gibson of Lancaster, PA, and I have done considerable research on the Gibson's but could not locate much information on George's son Thomas. Karen Gibson-Burdue in her e-mail mentions Thomas having a sister Ellen. The George Gibson and Martha DeVinez marrage did not produce a daughter named Ellen. I sent the below e-mail to her hoping to validate what happen to Thomas when he left Lancaster, PA. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thank You Jack Butler Karen, I am Jack Butler and my wife is a decendant of George Gibson, father of Thomas Gibson, born in Lancaster, PA, 14 Oct, 1750. Living in Lancaster, PA, I have had the opportunity to go into the Lancaster County Historical Society and research the various records. I have much information of the Gibsons but so far have found nothing on what happen to Thomas after 1761 or when and if he moved to VA. I have seen the notes on the web about Thomas dying at the Battle of Kings MT., NC, and even talked with the folks at Kings MT. National Military Park whose records indicate that a Thomas Gibson is one of the soldiers to die there. There were no indications of his rank or what Military organization he was attached. They did tell me that all those who fought were Militia. I have pretty much verified from the church records (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA) that show my Thomas was born on 14 Oct, 1750, to George and Martha Gibson and baptized 31 Dec, 1750. The sponsors for the Baptism were Tom and Mary Cookson and William West who were prominent in Lancaster at that time. William West's sister Ann married George Gibson, Thomas's brother. George (Thomas's father), died somewhere between 7 Dec, 1761. when he wrote his will and 22 Dec, 1761 when the will was probated. In his will, the estate went to his seven children and his wife Martha. Georges seven children were Mary (1737), Gen John Gibson (1740), Francis (1742), Col. George Gibson (1747), Jean Gibson (1749), Thomas (1750), and Ann (1754). With a copy your account of several years ago on, I would like to think that I have finally found what happen to Thomas. However, George Gibson and Martha DeVinez didn't have a daughter named Ellen, as per lack of any church records or any mention in his will. If you could tell me more about the Peery's or maybe where Thomas and Agnes were married I could validate that here in Lancaster. Like I mentioned above, I have done considerable research on the Gibson's with the exception of Thomas's descendents since I couldn't find any information on what happen to him. I would be happy to share any of my information with you if we are talking about the same Thomas.

There were several families of Gibsons who settled in Hopewell Township. John Gibson died in the year 1748, leaving a wife, Ann; a daughter, Mary; and a sister, Margaret. Robert Gibson died in 1754. James Gibson, of Hopewell, died in 1758, leaving a son William; gradson James Beard; (John Elliot probably married a daughter); granddaughter Margaret Elliot; a daughter married Hugh Thompson. John Elliot was an Indian trader and traded amongst the tribes in Northern Ohio for Robert Callendar. William Gibson, of Newtown Township, died in 1770, leaving children: Robert Gibson, John Gibson, Samuel Gibson, James Gibson, George Gibson, Gideon Gibson, Charles Gibson and Ann Gibson. George Gibson, the father of Judge Gibson, was the son of John Gibson, who kept tavern in Lancaster when the town was laid out. He married Ann West, the daughter of Francis West, the first magistrate of Cumberland County. At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, he and his brother John were trading among the Indians along the the Ohio. At this time there was a very disorderly spirit among the settlers at the Forks of the Ohio, which was fomented by Dr. John Connolly, and other emissaries of Lord Dunmore, who claimed jurisdiction over that country, and annexed it to Augusta County, Virginia. The Virginians evidently enlisted their sympathies. A number followed Dunmore, and were tinctured with Toryism, while others who espoused the patriot cause, accepted commissions in the Army from Virginia, and George Gibson was one of the latter. He afterwards served in the Regular Line. He went to New Orleans to procure powder, etc, for the Continental Army. He was successful in his mission, and negotiated with Oliver Pollock, who transported the poweder, etx., in vessels to one of the Atlantic ports. At the close of the war, Virginia gave Colonel Gibson a warrant for land in Kentucky, but when he came to locate it, he found the land covered by a warrant of a previous date. He applied to Congress for relief, and although General Muhlenburg reported the bill favorably, for some reason or other, neither he nor his heirs received any recompense. He commanded a company at St. Clair's defeat; was mortally wounded, and when the troops were put to flight and everyone was trying to save himself, as his brother-in-law, Jacob Slough, of Lancaster, passed by him, he begged him to assist him off the field, but Slough ran on. Colonel Gibson then placed his back against a tree and drew his pistols, and sold his life dearly to the "redskins". His body was taken to Fort Washington and buried there. He resided along Shearman's Creek at the foot of "Pisgah" Mountain. The creek runs forty miles along the western base of the mountain with a meadow about five hundred feet wide, and one thousand feet long, between the creek and the dwelling. An apple orchard covers a portion of this meadow. Upon its iste, Colonel Gibson had a race course. He owned a mill near his dwelling and several hundred acres of land, which was mostly uncultivated. What induced Francis West to leae Carlisle and settle at Shearman's Creek, which at that time was cut off from other settlements by the mountains, I cannot imagine. Chief Justice Gibson was born in this house. A portion of it is now used as a "pottery". One of Gibson's slaves wounded a buck and was killed by it, where the lime kiln now is. George Gibson made his will November 12, 1791, leaving sons Francis Gibson, George Gibson, John Bannister Gibson, Patrick Henry Gibson. He devised something to William Gibson, who was a nephew of Robert Callendar. Mrs. Gibson belonged to the Church of England, and shw was very anxious to have her sons baptized by an Episcopal minister. She made known the fact to the minister, probably in Cumberland Valley, who came to Shearman's Valley, and took up his quarters at Mr. Gibson's, who finally gave his consent to have the "boys" baptized. But he very likely gave them a hint of the matter, for as long as the minister was there, they went to the mountains daily to hunt, starting before daylight and did not return until the minister had retired for the night. He finally gave up on them and returned to Carlisle without accomplishing his mission. (Source: Engle's Notes and Queries, Volume II, pages 85-86)

Re: Gibson family Posted by: Jack (IP Logged) Date: August 17, 2006 08:32AM Hi Joan, I just saw your recent posting to this forum. My ancestor was Samuel Gibson in Cumberland Co, PA. Documentation is difficult to find at that early date. I have some belief that the Cumberland Co, PA Gibsons might be connected. I would appreciate being guided to any source information. Samuel Gibson, +/- 1710 to +/- 1790. He lived in Cumberland Co, PA until 1767 when he moved to Augusta Co, VA. He moved to Washington Co, VA about 1777 and Bourbon Co, KY about 1790. It appears that his Cumberland Co property was very near that of William Gibson. William's will (1770) also mentions Andrew and Robert Gibson. I would be happy to provide sources and details if you like. --Jack

PREFACE _____ The first Gibsons to come to America of our family: The Gibsons of Cumberland. by Sarah D. Gibson ____ Robert and George Gibson, brothers, came from Stewart's Town in the North of Ireland to Pennsylvania, about the year 1730, for we find the latter at Lancaster at that period, while Robert had settled in Derry Township. It is probable that William, Patrick, James, and John Gibson, who about the same time took up land, belonged to the same family, but how closely related cannot be ascertained. 1. Robert Gibson, born circa 1700, died prior to 1754 in Derry Township, Lancaster Co., PA. As stated he came with his brother, George from Stewart's Town, Ireland. He married Mary McClellen, a native of Donegal, Ireland. After her husband's death, she removed to Sherman's Creek with her son, Hugh, and there she was murdered by the Indians in July 1756. Robert Gibson's children are: (4) i. Robert, b. circa 1722. (5) ii. Andrew, b. 1724. (-) iii. John, b. 1726; d. in April 1764. (-) iv. Israel, b. 1728. (-) v. Hugh, b. 1730; m. Mary White. He was taken prisoner by the Indians. (-) vi. Mary, b. 1732. (Of their family, Robert, Andrew, and John, settled in the Cumberland Valley. Hugh was captured by the Indians. What became of Israel and Mary, there is no record. There were probably other children.) ***( This note here is from Gary T. Gibson. Hugh Gibson was about 14 years old when he was captured by the Indians in the year 1756. So Hugh was actually born about 1742, not 1730. )*** 2. George Gibson, b. circa 1708; inn-keeper at Lancaster, and owned a large number of tracts of land, which he had warranted from the Proprietaries. He died at Lancaster in December 1761, leaving a wife, Martha _____, and children as follows: i. Mary, b. 1734, m. Matthias Slough. ii. Thomas, b. 1737. iii. John, b. May 23, 1740; was Gen. John Gibson of the Revolution. iv. Francis, b. 1742. v. Jean, b. 1745. vi. George, b. Oct. 10, 1747; m. Ann West; was Col. George Gibson, and was killed at St. Clair's Defeat in 1791. vii. Ann, b. 1749. 3.William Gibson , b. prior to 1717 in Stewart's Town, Province of Ulster, Ireland. Settled in Newton Township, Cumberland Co., PA, where he died in January, 1761, leaving a wife Margaret _____, and children: i. Robert, b. 1741. ii. John, b. 1743, served as a private in Capt. Thomas Kennedy's Company, Cumberland County Militia in July 1777. iii. William, b. 1745, served in Capt. James Laird's Company, Cumberland County Militia in July 1777. iv. Samuel, b. 1747, served as a private in Capt. Patrick's Jack's Company of Cumberland County Militia,in service May 1778. v. James, b. 1749; served as a private in Capt. Robert McTeer's Company, Cumberland County Militia, in service May 1778. vi. George, b. 1751. vii. Gideon, b. 1753. viii. Charles, b. 1755. ix. Janet, b. 1757. x. Ann, b. 1759. [possibility for wife of Jesse Britton] ***( These notes are by Gary T. Gibson: William Gibson wrote his will in December, 1770, and he died in January 1771. When William wrote his will, his wife Margaret was pregnant with his 11th child. Sarah does not mention that child here, but she does later on. However, that child was born in 1771!)*** 4. Robert Gibson (Robert) of Hopwell Township, Cumberland County, PA, b. circa 1722, died May 1756. He left a wife Ann, and children: i. Andrew, b. 1744; appears on the tax lists as Andrew Gibson, Sen. ii. Robert, b. 1746. iii. Jean, b. 1748. iv. Martha, b. 1750. v. Ann, b. 1752. 5. Andrew Gibson (Robert) b. circa 1724; settled in Antrim Township, Cumberland County, where he died in March 1783. He served a tour of duty on the frontiers of Cumberland County, during the Revolution. His wife was Elizabeth _____, their children were: i. Margaret, b. ca 1759, m. _____ Parks. ii. Thomas, b. 1752, Captain of a Company of Cumberland County Militia in January 1778; and in July 1778, was Colonel of the Battalion. iii. John (our ancestor) b. ca 1754, served as a private in Captain James Poe's Company in July 1777, and in Capt. McCoy's Company in June 1778. iv. Jean, b. ca 1756, m. Daniel Long. (There were others of the name of whom we have little or no record, and in the absence of accurate dates of birth cannot definitely fix where they belong. The dates given in the fore going are approximate, hardly two years out of the way. The descendants of none of the lines have been followed out.) ***(These following notes are by Gary T. Gibson: So, what we have here is Sarah D. Gibson assigning birth dates to people, simply because she didn't have the correct ones. She did this throughout her book. Many people missed this when they obtained information from her book. One person of interest is Dee Wayne Schvaneveldt, who submitted her ancestral file to the LDS, where it was then accessed by many other people, who also were not aware of what Sarah did. I have spoken with D. S. Schvaneveldt, and she did say she obtained some of her information from Sarah's book, and she never read William Gibson's Will. She also said that she would update the ancestral file that she submitted to the LDS.)*** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GIBSON FAMILY HISTORY ______ CHAPTER I. THE SCOTCH-IRISH The name Scotch-Irish is a strange compound. They lived in Ireland, but they had Scotch and English ancestors, and they were given the name Scotch-Irish, after they commenced to migrate to America, to distinguish them from the Scotch of Scotland. The Poet Edmund Spencer, after long residences in Ireland, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England, first suggested to her, the plan of colonizing Ireland, with Protestants, in this way, making Ireland more loyal to the English government. In 1611, James I of England, Scotland, and Ireland, put this scheme into practice. The Presbyterians had placed King James VI on the throne of Scotland, and on the death of Queen Elizabeth, he was the nearest heir to the English throne. James IV of Scotland, had married Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England, and Margaret was the great-grandmother of James I. Old John Knox had denounced from the pulpit, the beautiful, but ill-fated Queen Mary Stewart, in no agreeable or gentle manner, and he never hesitated to discipline King James, himself, if he went contrary to the rules of the Church. When James became King of England, he had Scotch friends, who he wished to reward, but he dared not give them anything in England, because there was such a great jealousy between these two nations. And there were friends of Queen Elizabeth, whom he wished to get out of the way. Therefore, King James drove the Irish out of the Province Of Ulster, the northern Province of Ireland. For an excuse, a plot was hatched against O'Neal, Earl of Tyrone, and O'Donnell, Earl of Tyconnel, accusing them of treason against the English government. And they, with all the Irish living in this Province were compelled to seek refuge in the neighboring Provinces in the bogs and the mountains. And thousands died of starvation, and other hardships. The Irish were every ready to rise at the least provocation, and try to drive out the intruders and oppressors. And many and terrible were the massacres that took place. Sometimes, the Irish were the conquerors, and sometimes the Protestants. Thus for many generations, the Scotch-Irish were trained for border warfare. The Protestants were from Southern Scotland and Northern England. Mostly Presbyterian picked men and women of the best sort, who for many generations, had been of a higher grade of intelligence and training. There was one million acres of good land in the Province of Ulster. And at the beginning of the 18th Century, it numbered nearly a million people. They made this Province a garden and established manufactories of wool, and of linen, which have ever since been famous thorough the world. These Scotch-Irish were not ignorant people of the peasant class, but they were intelligent farmers and artisans. And in 1718, on a paper signed by 319 men, only three of these were unable to write their names. Nothing like that could have happened anywhere else in the British Empire, hardly even in New England. These people were mostly Lowland Scotch Presbyterians with very little intermarriage with the Irish. For there was a hatred unsurpassed in bitterness and intensity, between the Irish Catholics, and the Scotch Presbyterians. But England became jealous of the manufactories in Ulster. They interferred with the English trade. So, England made laws, which supressed the Irish manufactories. And from 1698 to 1704, the Presbyterians were forbidden to have their own schools, or perform marriage ceremonies. They were patient hoping for improvement in these laws. But from 1719 to 1782, they emigrated to America in great numbers. They were received with open arms from Maine to Georgia. And they came with their Bibles in their hands. They were good industrious citizens. England became alarmed, and the "Toleration Act" was passed for Ireland. But this did not check the tide of emigration. The freedom and vast tracts of rich fertile land of the new world, had great attraction for them. This was before steam ships, but in one week in the year 1727, six ships, loaded with Scotch-Irish, landed in Philadelphia. In 1682, Francis Makemie organized the first Presbyterian Churches established in America, on the eastern shore of Maryland, and neighboring countries of Virginia, among the Scotch-Irish. In 1717, the Scotch-Irish made settlements in New Jersey and Massachusetts. From 1727 to 1749, William Gooch, a military Scotchman, was Governer of Virginia. During his government, it was remarkable the western emigration across the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It introduced into Virginia a new set of people and new forms of religion, and new habits of life. It affected all of the Colonies south of Pennsylvania, and did much to determine the character of all the states founded west of the Alleghanies, and south of middle Illinois. The coming of the Scotch-Irish was almost as important as the coming of the Puritans, and the Cavaliers. At the beginning of the Revolution, the Scotch-Irish element was the strongest and more important than all the others in the Alleghany regions. Pennsylvania was the great distributing center of a great Southwest. The Scotch-Irish spread down the Shenandoah Valley, following the course of the rivers, into the Carolinas, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, sweeping past all civilization. But taking their religious habits with them, building churches, first of pealed hickory logs, and later erecting better and larger churches. "Their pews of unpainted pine straight back and tall, Their galleries mounted high three sides around, Their pulpits goblet shaped halfway up the wall, With sounding board above with acorned crowned." The Scotch-Irish did good work in their country schools, "log colleges", as they were called. From 1715 to 1745, large colonies of Scotch-Irish emigrated to South Carolina, where land was cheap and easy to get. And it was secured by them in large tracts. Too large for the prosperity of the country. And the land quickly rose in value. There were Presbyterians, who had English names, and they founded some of the most important families, and produced some of the most brilliant leaders in South Carolina. The Pinchneys, the Rutledges, John C. Calhoun, and Andrew Jackson. He went afterwards to Tennessee, and twenty-seven times he crossed the trackless wilderness between Nashville, Tennessee, and South Carolina, infested with wild animals, and the more savage Indians. The Scotch-Irish emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley in 1730. They settled on the Opequan River, and their oldest churches, the Tuscarora meeting house, and the Opequan Church, are still standing, the first near Marlinsburg, VA., and the latter near Winchester, VA. Their small farms, their few slaves, and the democratic ideas of these Scotch-Irish soon made great changes in the aristocratic life of the Virginians. For two generations there was a contest between these two classes in the House of burgesses of VA., which resulted in the separation of Church and State, and complete religious toleration, and the abolishing of entail, and primogeniture, and many important changes were made under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson, who was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Jefferson is called the father of modern Democracy, and the Shenandoan Valley its cradle. In 1770, one third of the population of Pennsylvania was Scotch-Irish, and at the beginning of the Revolution, they were one-sixth of the population of the American colonies. 30,000 Scotch-Irish settling in Lancaster Co., and Cumberland Co., PA. These were afterwards divided into several counties. It was the policy of the government to place Scotch-Irish between the colonies, and the Indian frontiers as defenders. March 17, 1755, Richard Hernderson, Thomas Hart, John Williams, William Johnson, Jon Luttrell, James Hogg, David Hart, and Leonard Bullock, all of Scotch-Irish ancestors, purchased a large tract of land, south of the Ohio River, between Green and Cumberland Rivers. It is now part of Kentucky. It was called Transylvanis. They expected to make immediate settlement. They obtained this land from the Cherokee Indians, and paid them 10,000 pounds of English money for 17,000,000 acres of land. They did this at great expense and peril of life. They made an offer to induce settlers to go there, and to any man who would go thee and raise a crop of corn, and help defend the settlement, and give all needed assistance to the same to him, they would give 500 acres of land and 25 dollars in money. And many accepted this offer and had gone to Kentucky, but when the war of the Revolution was declared, this contract was worthless. Congress afterwards gave this company other grants of land, and confirmed the men in their titles, who had already settled in Kentucky. This settlement by the early pioneers secured this country to the United States in the final settlement between England and the Colonies. And George Rogers Clark, another Scotch-Irishman, by a bold scheme, and skillful execution of the same, secured the Illinios country to the Colonies. He was a pupil of the Scotch-Irish schoolmaster, Donald Robinson, and James Madison, one of the presidents, was also his pupil. Clark was well educated, and in 1772, he was land surveyor upon the upper Ohio, and he had rendered valuable assistance in the Great Kanawha. He obtained from the government of VA, 180 picked men with their rifles, and some light artillery, and a flotilla of boats. They rowed down the Ohio River to the Mississippi River. All the British soldiers had been taken from Kaskaskia to Detroit, and Clark easily took Kaskaskia, and Cahokia, and two other towns. All of these towns were inhabited mostly by French settlers and Clark represented in such glowing terms the alliance between France and the American colonies, that they were easily persuaded to submit, and the Catholic Priest Gibault voluntered to carry Clarks's terms of surrender to Vincennes, which easily yielded, and Clark sent a party back to Virginia with the news of his bloodless victory. Thus all of the country north of the Ohio River was annexed to Virginia, as the Illinois country, and 600 men were raised for its defence. This was 1788 and 1779. Clark's younger brother, William, with Merriwwether Lewis made the exploration of the Columbia River in 1804, thus giving the United States a claim on Oregon and Washington. It was the Scotch-Irish that won the battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, of the Revolution, and crushed the Indians in Alabama. They overthrew Wellington's veterans in the short, sharp battle of New Orleans, under the command of General Andrew Jackson. Some of the most celebrated descendants of this race are among the statesmen, Jefferson, Madison Calhoun, Benton; among the orators, Patrick Henry, Rutledge, Preston, McDuffie, Yancy; jurists, Marshall, Campbell, Robinson; poets, Edgar Allen Poe; divines, Waddell, Alexander, Breckenridge, Robinson, Plummer, Hoge, Hawks, Fuller, McKendree; physicians, McDowell, Sims, McGuire; inventors, McCormick; soldiers, Lee Jacksons, Johnstons, Stuart; sailors, Paul Jones, Buchanan; seven Presidents, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Taylor, Polk, and Johnson. They are mingled with the descendants of many other races. They were the vanguard of the fighting settlers, who with their ax and their rifle in their hands, won their way from the Alleghanies, to the Rio Grande and Pacific Ocean. During the Civil War, the descendants of the Scotch-Irish of Kentucky and Tennessee were true to the Union, and stood like a living wall between the North and the South. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER II THE SCOTCH PRESBYTERIANS In 1688, some of the Scotch Presbyterians were dissatisfied with the settlement of religious questions in Scotland, and they withdrew from the Presbyterian Church, and united in a religious organization and were called Reformed Presbyterians, and sometimes Cameronians, or Covenanter, most generally. November 17, 1733, Ebinezer Erskine, Alexander Moncrief, William Wilson, and James Fisher, gave in protestation to the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, declaring their secession from the prevailing party in the jurisdiction of the Church, and they associated themselves together as a Presbytery for the administration of discipline, and their motto was, the people should be free to choose their own ministers. They took the name of Associate Presbyterians, but they were called Seceders. The Seceders adhered to the convenants as firmly as the Convenanters, but did not reject the present British Constitution. Members of both Communions emigrated to America. A Reformed Presbytery, and two Associate Presbyteries, the Presbytery of New York, and Presbytery of Pennsylvania, were in existence at the time of the Revolution. The leaders of the Associate Presbytery were Dr. John Mason, and Rev. Robert Annan, of the Reformed Presbytery, John Cuthbertson, William Linn, and Alexander Dobbins. In the struggle of the Colonies for freedon, all the members of both Presbyteries were for freedom, and when the British captured New York City, Dr. Mason had to flee to the American camp, and he was one of General Washington's chaplains, and his Church in New York was used by the British for a stable. In 1782, the Seceders and the Convenanters united, and were called the Associate Reform Church, or Union Church. Two ministers dissented from this union, Marshal and Clarkson, and other ministers came or were sent to their aid from Scotland or Ireland. So, the Associate, or Seceder Church continued to exist, as a distinct church, and some people of the Reformed Presbyterian Church continued to exist, and ministers were sent from Scotland or Ireland. The associate Reform Church founded the first Theological Seminary, established in the U. S. in the year 1804. In 1790, the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians constituted the principle portion of the population in some settlements of South Carolina, and they had their churches and schools and academies. These were more common then than at a later date in the slave states. The Associate Reform Church was among the first to object to slavery. There were then but few slaves in that part of South Carolina, and for the white man, labor was not as degrading as it afterwards became. The invention of the cotton gin gave power to slavery. A man must raise cotton, and therefore, he would be obliged to purchase more slaves, or see his family drop to the same level with slaves, or remove west, which many families of the Scotch-Irish did. Those who would move, must load their all into a wagon, and wend their way over mountains, across swamps, and through the wilderness. Many weary weeks were spent on this journey by day, and around the camp fire by night, before they arrived at their destination. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER III THE GIBSONS OF CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA Robert and George Gibson, brothers, came from Stewartstown, in the province of Ulster, in the North of Ireland, before the year 1730. For we find them at this date already land owners. George Gibson is settled at the town of Lancaster, and Robert, the elder brother, is settled in Derry Township, which is now in Dauphine County, PA. And it is probable, that William, Patrick, James, and John Gibson, who about the same time took up land in the same county, belong to the same family, but how closely related I do not know. SECTION I The first generation of the Gibsons in America follows: I. Robert Gibson, from Stewartstown, Ireland, born about 1700, died 1754 in Derry Township, then Lancaster Co., PA. He married Mary McClellen, a native of Donegal, Ulster Province, Ireland. After her husband's death, she removed to Shermans Creek in Perry Co., PA, northwest of Lancaster Co., with her son, Hugh, and there she was murdered by the Indians, July 1756, and her son, Hugh, was taken prisoner by the Indians at that time. The children of Robert Gibson and Mary McClellen, his wife, were as follows: Robert Gibson, born abt. 1722 in Ireland. Andrew Gibson, born abt. 1724 in Ireland. John Gibson, born abt 1726, died 1761 in Lancaster. Israel Gibson, born abt 1728. Hugh Gibson, born abt 1730, married Mary White. Mary Gibson, born abt 1732. Of this family, Robert, Andrew, and John, settled in the Cumberland Valley; Hugh was captured by the Indians; and there is no further record of Israel and Mary. SECTION II II. George Gibson was born about 1704 in Stewartstown, Ireland. He was an innkeeper at Lancaster, and owned large tracts of land, which he had warranted from the original proprietors. He died at Lancaster, December 1761, leaving a wife, Martha, and children as follows: Mary Gibson, born 1734, married Matthias Clough. Thomas Gibson, born 1737. John Gibson, born May 23, 1740, was Gen. John Gibson of the Revolution. Frances Gibson, born 1742. Jean Gibson, born 1745. George Gibson, born October 10, 1747, married Ann West. He was Col. George Gibson of the Revolution, and he was killed in a fight against the Indians on the Miami, "St. Claire's Defeat" in 1791. Ann Gibson, born 1749. The executors of George Gibson's Will were Robert Gibson, and Thomas Donnelson. SECTION III III. William Gibson, supposed to be related to the two brothers, Robert and George. He was born before 1717 in Stewartstown, Ireland. He settled in Newton Township, Cumberland Co., PA, in the west side of the county, where he died January 1761, leaving a wife, Margaret _____, and children as follows: Robert Gibson, born 1741. John Gibson, born 1743; served as a private in Capt. Thomas Kennedy's Com. Cumberland Co. Militia July, 1777. William Gibson, born, 1745, served in Capt. James Laird's Com. Cumberland Co. Militia, July, 1777. Samuel Gibson, born 1747, served as a private in Capt. Patrick Jacks Co. of Cumberland Co. Militia, in Oct. 1777. James Gibson, born 1749, served as a private in Capt. Robert McTeers Co. of Cumberland Co. Militia, in May 1778. George Gibson, born 1751. Gideon Gibson, born 1753. Charles Gibson, born 1755. Janet Gibson, born 1757. Ann Gibson, born 1759. [this is a possibility for Jesse's wife] Infant, born 1761. ***(These following notes are by Gary T. Gibson: So, the above information is what Sarah had in her book. If you would, please GO HERE, to see what I believe is a more accurate assignment of William's children after reading William's Will. William's will was written in December 1770, the infant child was actually born in 1771!)*** SECTION IV There are six Gibson mentioned as belonging to the first generation in America. 1. Robert and George, brothers, and William, Patrick, James, and John. And in the second generation, are given 5, and 7, and 11, equal to 24 persons. Robert Gibson (son of the first Robert) was born about 1722, of Hopewell Township, northeast corner of Cumberland Co., died May 1756, leaving a wife Ann _____, and children as follows: Andrew Gibson, born 1744, appears on the records as Andrew Gibson, Sr. At the close of the Revolution he disappears. Robert Gibson, born 1746. Jean Gibson, born 1748. Martha Gibson, born 1750. Ann Gibson, born 1752. Executors of Robert Gibson's Will: William Patton, and Hugh Thompson. SECTION V Andrew Gibson (son of the first Robert) was born about 1724, settled in Antrim Township, Franklin Co., PA, on the Maryland boundary line about five miles north from Hagarstown, MD., where he died March 1783. The executor of his Will was his wife Elizabeth. Her name before marriage was Elizabeth Carnes or Karns. Andrew Gibson served a tour of duty on the frontiers of Cumberland Co., during the Revolution (from manuscript archives of PA.) Their children were as follows: Margaret Gibson, born about 1750, married Parks. Thomas Gibson, born 1752, Capt of a Company of Cumberland Co., Militia, Jan. 1778, and was Col. of a battalion July 1778. John Gibson, born 1754, served as a private in Capt. James Poe's Com. July 1777, and in Capt McCoy's Com. Jan. 1778. Jean Gibson, born abt 1756, married Daniel Long. Elizabeth Gibson, born abt 1758, married James Sterling of Baltimore. There are records of land titles in Franklin Co., PA. George Gibson, 520 acres of land, Andrew Gibson, 203 acres of land, October 28, 1746. There were several other Gibson families at this time in Cumberland Co., but their records are very incomplete. John Carnes enters land in 1748, also Robert Armstrong and William Maxwell, Robert Richey, Hugh Martin, and John Martin and James Parks was Commission Clerk 1796 to 1799. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER IV John Banister Gibson, son of Col. George Gibson, he who was killed at "St. Clair's Defeat" was born in Sherman Valley, PA., November 8, 1780, and died in Philadelphia, May 3, 1853. John B. Gibson studied at Dickson College, and was admitted to the Bar in 1803. He practiced law in Carlisle, Beaver and Hagarstown, MD. Then he returned to Carlisle. He was elected to the Legislature in 1810 and 1811. In 1813, he was made Presiding Judge. In 1816, he was Associate Justice, and in 1827, was made Chief Justice of PA. I do not know anything positive about any of the other families of Gibsons of Cumberland Valley, PA. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAPTER V I will now continue the account concerning our branch of the Gibsons, which was Andrew Gibson, second son of Robert Gibson, who came from Stewartstown, Ireland. Andrew was born in Ireland, but perhaps married in America. He and his wife were both Scotch-Irish, and there is a tradition that these Gibsons were from London, and went to Ireland in Queen Ann's reign. Andrew Gibson and his wife were members of the Associate, or Seceder Church. And there were churches of this belief at Greencastle, Mercersburg, and Chambersburg, in Franklin Co., PA. Of Andrew's daughters, Margaret Parks, and Jean Long, I have no farther record. Elizabeth, his youngest daughter, married James Sterling of Baltimore. He was a merchant from Scotland. He was a member of the Associate Church. He was an energetic business man. He built the first quay for ships landing in Baltimore. Before this, all ships had landed at Annapolis. James Sterling bought some marshy land, and drained it, and filled the marsh and made the finest landing in Baltimore. People at first laughed at him for his investment, "but they laugh who win", is the old proverb. Col. Thomas Gibson, Andrew's oldest son, lived in Baltimore and was in partnership with his brother-in-law James Sterling. Thomas never married, and was a very rich man at his death, and his brother John ought to have inherited some of his property, but John lived so far away in Tenn., so it was all kept by the Sterlings. John Gibson, second son of Andrew Gibson, and my great grandfather, married Martha Parks of Hagarstown, MD., in the year 1772. The genealogy of Martha Parks family is as follows: Elizabeth Knox, born before 1700, said to have been related to John Knox, married _____ Alexander. Their daughter, Jean Alexander, married 1st, _____ Morrow. Their children as follows: Thomas Morrow. Elizabeth Morrow. Mrs. Jean (Alexander) Morrow, married 2nd, James Parks. Their children as follows: James Parks. Margaret Parks. Martha Parks, born 1753, in County Down, Ulster Province, in the north of Ireland. James Parks, and his family, came to America about 1760, and lived in or near Baltimore. Thomas Morrow married and had children, and one daughter married Andrews. The Andrews lived near Nashville, Tenn. They had a large family of children. Their daughter, Nancy, married Rev. Robert Armstrong. Of them, we will have a more extended account in the future. Her brother, Hugh Andrews, was one of the earliest settlers of Green Co., Ohio. About the time the Parks came to Baltimore, there were about 25 houses, only four of which were of brick. The others perhaps were of logs, of every primitive structure. James Parks had a store in Baltimore, and about 1770, he sent his son, James Parks, Jr., to open a store in Hagarstown, MD, and his sister, Martha Parks, went with him to keep house for him. She had a colored woman to help with the work. James Parks was a royalist. Already trouble had commenced in the Colonies. The Colonists refused to be taxed so unjustly by England, and the Colonists were not allowed to have any representation in the English Parliament. The Colonists were not allowed to manufacture anything in America. But they were obliged to buy everything from England. Beaver skins were caught in America, and sent to England to be made into hats, and then the Colonists had to by the hats. There was a sever punishment for any man who dared to manufacture a beaver hat for himself, and there were many other articles in this same class. Window glass was another article that was taxed. The Colonists said they would not buy, but that they would do without these articles, and the Colonists formed companies of mounted militia to scour the country to enforce this rule, that the Colonists should not buy these things, and stores were entered, and if any of the condemned articles were found, they were destroyed by the soldiers militia. John Gibson, son of Andrew, belonged to one of these Continental militia. One day they rode into Hagarstown. They entered James Parks store, there they found some beaver hats that had been manufactured in England. The militia took the hats out into the street and made a bonfire of them. Naturally, James Parks would hate all of the Continental militia after the destruction of his fine English beaver hats. James Parks invited some of his Baltimore friends to visit him at Hagarstown. In those days, they traveled on horse-back, and carried their clothes in saddle bags. Saddle bags were made of leather, about 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 yards long and about half a yard wide. They were sewed down one side, and around both ends, and the other side one third, in the middle was left open, to put in what the owner wished to carry. Then it was strapped together, with a leather strap passed back and forth through slits cut in the edges of the saddle bags. It was thrown across the horse and fastened with straps to the saddle. In these they carried their money and their clothes, and often some corn for their horse. I have a pair in my possession now. James Parks had bought for his sister, a fine English chintz dress, and the skirt was cut with gores and a train. In her hurry in waiting on her brother's guests, she switched her train, over a pile of delft china plates, that stood on a stone bench in the kitchen, and the plates were all broken in pieces. She was dreadfully frightened for she was afraid her brother would be very angry with her for her accident. So she went into the cellar, where her brother had his dishes stored, and got another set of plates exactly like the broken set, and she carried the broken dishes out and buried them under the currant bushes, and her brother never found out about the broken plates. John Gibson soon became acquainted with Martha Parks, for his home in Antrim Township, Franklin Co., PA., was about ten miles from Hagarstown. But James Parks did not approve of Continental militia and he forbade Martha having anything to do with such rascals. But Martha was for the cause of the Colonists, and she had her own riding horse, and she and John Gibson often met without her brother knowing of it. They were married in Maryland in 1773. They lived in Chambersburg, and also on Andrew Gibson's farm in Antrim Township, I have heard. Their children are as follows: Thomas Gibson, born July 31, 1774, in Chambersburg. Margaret Gibson, born March 26, 1776, in Chambersburg. Andrew Jackson Gibson, born Feb. 16, 1778, in Chambersburg. William Gibson, born July 31, 1781, in Chambersburg. John Gibson, born March 18, 1785, in Chambersburg. James Parks Gibson, born Nov. 18, 1793, in Blount Co., Tenn. George Gibson, born Sept. 19, 1798. This record I copied from great grandfather John Gibson's Bible bought in Blount Co., Tenn., in the year Feb. 23, 1804. This Bible, he gave to his son, John Gibson, and John Gibson gave it to his oldest son, Cyrus Gibson, or it became his after his mother's death. There is a tradition in the family that Martha and John Gibson had two or three children, that met with an accidental death. One was lost in the woods of Tenn, and one fell on a pair of scissors. But their names were not written in this old Bible of John Gibson's. I have heard that their names were, Samuel, Othniel, and Robert.

George Gibson married Elizabeth de Vinez, daughter of a French count. One of their children was John Gibson, General during the American Revolution. John was captured by the Mingo Indians before the Revolution (I think during the French and Indian War, but don't quote me on that) and lived with them for several years, going by the name Horse Head. All of John's fellow prisoners were tortured and killed by the Indians. John somehow turned on the Gibson charm and was able to stay alive. There was a rumor, never substantiated, that he married an Indian princess and had a child by her. She was killed in a massacre. Some say that John was saved in a Pocahontas-style rescue. John's younger brother, George (b. 1747), was apparently a likable cuss. In letters from George Washington to John, Washington would specifically ask how George was getting along. George and John ran a trading post for a while. When the American Revolution started, George got together a band of rowdy Irish-Pennsylvanians. George, at well over 6 feet, had trouble controlling these men. Once, his exasperated commander demanded, "Gibson, can't you control your little lambs?" And so Gibson's unit became known as Gibson's Lambs. Gibson was selected to go to New Orleans in the summer of 1776 by George Washington because George Gibson was one of the few men in the Continental Army who could speak both Spanish and French. (The Count's daughter made sure her progeny learned languages.) Gibson was able to get 10,000 lbs of gunpowder and other material from the Spanish, then in control of the city. 9,000 lbs of gunpowder went up the Mississippi by flatboat. George took 1,000 by ship to Philadelphia. George died in 1791 fighting the Indians in Ohio. He left behind 4 sons, one of whom became a Justice on the PA Supreme Court. John was part of the Whiskey Rebellion, on the side of the government putting down the rebellion. As he rode into a Penn. town, he knew where one of the rebel leaders lived. He said nothing. He merely pointed to the window, communicating a silent message. "I know where you live." Wisely, the man skedaddled out of town, terrified of General John Gibson.

Thanks for your response. I don't know much about my Robert (I & II) Gibson yet. One of my relatives traced our lineage back to Robert II in Ohio. I'm not sure of her resources, I believe some of this data was taken from local newpapers and/or local history. He was born in captivity in 1787 in Bucks Co PA. His father and mother met while captives of the Seneca Indians (both white) and were released by a treaty in 1795. He went to Butler Co OH in 1801 when it was still Virginia Military Army lands. He married Anna Hare (per marriage license, but we have a Bible where it's spelled Hair) in 1818. During the Civil War, Robert Gibson was Vice President of the Union Enlistment Center in Hamilton Co OH. Robert's father was David, and his grandfather was Robert. Grandfather Robert was from Plumbsteadville, Bucks Co OH born ca 1734. Robert Sr died in 1788, so when David and his family (wife, 2 kids) was released from captivity, he may not have felt like he had any family left, and moved his own family to the southern part of Butler Co, OH.

Augusta, VA *Mar 21, 1753 (415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.

Cope: Genealogical and personal memoirs of chester and Delaware Counties, PA. v.1, 1904. Margaret and Annie Gibson. The history of the Gibson family begins almost with the history of Chester county. Away back in the olden days, when the now beautiful state of Pennsylvania was still largely a weilderness, when settlements were few and far between, when the historic doings of William Penn were still recent, and when scarecely anything was known of the vast country extending beyond the western borders, even at this early day representatitves of the Gibson family were on the ground taking part in the formation of what was to prove one of the greatest commonwealths in the future American republic. The first emigrants acquired land under patents granted by Penn himself, and some of the original purchase, after the lapse of many generations, is still retained int he possession of descendants. In fact, it may be state with historic accuracy that the largest part of what is now called West Fallowfield township once belonged to different rmembers of the Gibson connection. Almost without exception, the men of the family were farmers, and, though leading the quiet and unobstrusive lives incident to agricultural pursuits, they were important factors in the county's development, and furnished material for the best quality of citizenship. When trouble arose, if the colony, the state or the nation was threatened, if a war for liberty was on or rebellion was afoot and needed suppressing, the Gibson could be depended upon to furnish their ull quota and pay their full share of expenses. It is not surprising, therefore, to learn from the records that when the feeble colonies were bing convulsed to the bery center by the terrible agony of the great Revolution, representatives of the Gibson name were not found backward in the expenditure of blood or treasure. The great-grandfather of the ladies whose names are above given, and who now so worthy represent their family in the hereditary homestead, was a gallant soldier during the mighty struggle under Washington to make good the claim that the colonies had a right to be free and independent states. Coming some farther down the line, it is acertained that the son of the Revolutionary patriot was on hand to do his part when the United States had its second war with England, as his name is enrolled among the soldiers of 1812. Jacob Gibson, son of the last mentioned, was a farmer in Chester county during all of his adult lifetime, and, though he made no noise and commingles little with the outside world, he neglectedno durty required of him as the father of a family, a nerighbor or a citizen. He married Matilda Hayes, daughter on one of his neighbors, and by hr had five children, of whom three are living. David H., the eldest son and second child, died a an early age, and Matilda, who was fourth in order of birth, has also passed away. Thomas J., the third of the family, married Lydia McCamant, and is a well-to-do citizen of Chester county. It is the special object of this sketch to speak a word or two of Misses Margaret Suzana and Annie Gibson, the eldest and youngest of their father's family, respectively. These ladies reside inCochrnaville, in the old West Fallowfield township homestead of eighty acres, and it is not too much to say that they are fine samples of the self-supporting American business woman. They conduct a dairy in connection with their farm, keep fourteen cows, and any one who visits the place will easily see evidence of good housekeeping and clean business methods. Everyghing is kep in shipshape order, and things about the dairy look as neat and new as pins. And not only do the Misses Gibson conduct affairs on the farm with good judgement, but they are well informed as to the markets and stock interests, and know how to buy and sell to the best advantage. But, like all good women, no matter what the pressure on account of business and wordldly matters, these ladies find time for much work of a religious or charitable nature, and it would be safe to say there there is not a person of their acquaintance that does not esteem them highly. They are members of the Presbyterian church at Fagg's Manor, which their parents were chiefly instumental in founding, and every worthy person as well as every worthy case is sure of a sympathestic hearing if appeal be made to Margaret and Annie Gibson.

Gibson Genealogy. by Miss Sarah C. Gibson, unk date (the LA Library copy was stamped 3/1/154 -- buyt that was the date they received it as a gift.) Preface -- Robert and George Gibson, brothrs, came from Stewart's Town in the North of Ireland to Pennsylvania, about the year 1730, for we find the latter at Lancaster at that period, while Robert had settled in Derry township. It is probably that William, Patrick, James and John Gibson, who about the same time took up land belonged to the same family, gut how closely related cannot be ascertained. 1- Robert Gibson, born circa 1700, died prior to 1754 in Derry township, Lancaster County, Pa. As stated he came with his btrother George from Stewat's town, Ireland. He married Mary McClellqan, a native of Donegal, Ireland. After he husband's death, she removed to Sherman's Creek with her son Hugh, and where she was murdered by the Indians in July 1756. Robert Gibson's children were: a. Robert b~1722 b.Andrew 1724 c. John 1726-4/1761 d. Israel 1728-\ e. Hugh 1730-? m. Mary Whie. He was taken prisoner by the Indians f. Mary 1732-? of their family, Robert, Andrew and John settled in the Cumberland Valley. Hugh was captured by the Indians. What became of Israel and Mary there is no record. There were probably other children. 2- George Gibson, b.~1708; inn-keeper at Lancaster, and owned a large number of tracts of land which he had warranted from the Proprietaries. He died at Lancaster in Dec 1761, leaving a wife Martha ___ and children as follows: a. Mary 1734-? married Matthias Slough b. Thomas 1737-? c. John 5/23/1740-? was Gen John Gibson of the Revolution d. Francis 1742-? e. Jean 1745-? f. George, 10/10/1747, m. Ann West, was Col George Gibson and killed at St. Clair's Defeat in 1791. it was his son who was John Banister Gibson, born in ?Sherman Valleyk, PA 11/8/1780 and died in Philadelphia 5/3/1853 -- practised law in Carlsle, Beaver and Hagerstown, MD, elected to Legislature in 1810 and 1811, was presididng judge, then 1816 Associate Justice and in 1827 Chief Justice of PA g. Ann, b.1749 3- William Gibson, (supposed to be related to the two brothers above, Robert and George) B. prior to 1717 in Stewart's Town Province of Ulster, Ireland. Settled in Newton township, Cumberland County, PA where he died in Jan 1761 leaving wife Margaret ___ and children: a. Robert b.1741 b. John b.1743; served as a private in Capt. Thomas Kennedy's Company, Cumberland County Militia in July 1777 c. William, b.1745, served in Capt. James Laird's Company, " " " " " " d. Samuel, b. 1747, served as a private in Capt Patrick Jack's Company of " " " " Oct 1777 e. James. b. 1749 served as a private in Capt. Robert McTeer's Company, " " " May 1778 f. Geroge b.1751 g. Gideon b.1753 h. Charles b.1755 i. Janet b.1757 J. Ann b.1759 -- note, nothing more about her. I just was looking for an Ann Gibson, Jesse Brittain's wife..... k. infant b.1761 4- Robert Gibson -- son of Robert above -- of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, PA b. ~1722, died in May 1756. Left a wife Ann and children: a. Andrew, b. 1744, appears on the tax lists as Andrew Gibson, Sen. At the close of the Revolution disappears. b. Robert, b. 1746 c. Jean b. 1748 d. Martha b. 1750 e. Ann, b. 1752 5-Andrew Gibson -- son of Robert above -- b. ~1724 in Ireland (father from Stewartstown); settled in Antrim twp, Cumberland County/Franklin county, PA, where he died in March 1783. He served a tour of duty on the frontiers of Cumberland County during the Revolutions. Mss Archives of Pa -- served a tour of duty on the fontiers of Cumberland county druing the Revolution. His wife was Elizabeth ____; their children were: a. Margaret, b.~1750, married ___ Parks b. Thomas, b.1752, Captain of a company of Cumberland County Militia in Jan 1778; and in July 1778 was Colonel of the Battalion c. John (author's ancestor) b~1754; served as a private in Capt. James Poe's Company in July 1777, and on Capt McCoy's company in Jan 1778. married Martha Parks. 7 children -- Thomas, Margaret, Andrew, William, James Parks, George. alll born in Chamberburg except James born in Blount Co, TN d. Jean, b~1756, married David/Daniel Long e. Elizabeth, b~1758, married James Sterlingof Baltimore. maybe married in Ireland or America. Both Andrew and wife were Scotch-Irish. There is a tradition that these Gibsons were from London, and went to Ireland in Queen Anne's reign. There is a tradition in the family that Martha and John Gibson had 2-3 children that met with an accidental death. One was lost in the woods of TN, and one fell on a pair of scissors. But their names were not written in this old Bible of John Gibsons. I have hear that their names were Samuel, Othniel and Robert. There were others of the name of whon we have olitte or no recod, and in the absence of accurate dates of birth cannot definitely fix where they belong. The dates given in the foregoing are approximate, hardly two years out of the way. The descentes of none of the line have been followed out. Chapter 1. The name Scotch-Irish, is a strange compound. They lived in Ireland, but they had Scotch, and English, ancestors, and the were given the name Scotch-Irish, after they commenced to migrate to America, to distinguish them from the Scotch of Scotland The Poet Edmund Spencer, after long residence in Ireland, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England, first suffested to her, the plan of colonizing Ireland, with Protestants, in this way, making Ireland more loyal to English government. In 1611 James I of Englad, Scotland, and Ireland, put this scheeme into practice. ... But England became jealous of the manufactories in Ulste. They interfered with the English trade. So England made laws, which suppressed the Irish manufactories. And from 1698-1704 the Presbyterians were forbidden to have their own schools, or to perform marriage ceremonies. They were patient, hoping for improevement in these laws. But from 1719-1782, they emigrated to America in great numbers. ... From 1727-1749 William Gooch, a military Scotchman, was governor of Virginia. During his government, it was remarkable the western emigration across the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It introduced into Virginia a new set of people, and new forms of religion, and new habits of life. It affected all of the Colonies south of Pennsylvania, and did much to determine the character of all the States founded west of the Alleghanies, and south of middle Illinois. .. The Scotch-Irish emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley in 1730. They settled on the Opequan River, and their oldest churches, the Tuscarora meeting house, and the Opequan church, are still standing, the first near Marlinsburg,VA and the latter near Winchester,VA. Their small farms, their few slaves, and th democratic ideas of these Scotch-Irish soon made great changes in the aristocratic life of the Birignians. ... Thomas Jefferson of Scot-Irish ancestry. importance of separation of church and state. In 1770 1/3 the population of Pennsyvania was Scotch-Irish, and at the beginning of the Revolution they were 1/6 the population of the American colonies.

(total of 111 pages detailing descendants of the Andrew Gibson -- member of seceeder church,

Augusta, VA wills
Augusta County VA Index to Will Books: surnames starting with "G" transcribed by Holly Wanless Cochran of Hollyhock Press, May 2001 Film obtained from Library of Virginia (Local Court Records, Augusta County, Reel 61, “Index to Wills 1745-1903”).
1752 Gibson Alex. admin. bond 1 432
1792 Gibson Alex. Jr. appt. commissioner 7 452 1795 Gibson Alex. will 8 171 1795 Gibson Alex. a former will 8 178
1751 Gibson Daniel will 1 379 1752 Gibson Daniel's estate inv. 1 439
1824 Gibson Daniel Clarke d.t. 14 429 1825 Gibson Daniel Clarke d.t. 15 146
1830 Gibson Daniel inv & c. 17 230
1832 Gibson Daniel estate sale 18 288 1832 Gibson Daniel estate settlement. 18 291
1800 Gibson Jno. will 9 51 1800 Gibson Jno. estate app. 9 61
1827 Gibson Jno. estate inv. 15 408
1834 Gibson Jno. estate settlement 19 390

Quaker records

AUTHOR TITLE                                                                        title DATE FHL BOOK NO. FHL
in LA

Harrell, Elizabeth Jean

Quaker Ancestry of Samuel Griscom (1787-1849) and his wife Ann Powel (1789-1869) of Salem County, NJ, and Reading, PA, The


929.273 G887h

1697700 Item 7


Grant, Mrs. Colquhoun

Quaker and courtier: the life and work of William Penn


921.73 P38g

0962244 Item 6


Myers, Albert Cook

Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750: being a list of certificates of removal received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends John Britten, wife and family. Children: Jacob, John and Susanna are unmarried. Dated 2 mo. 8, 1750. from Mtg at Cooledine, co. of Wexford, Ireland. Original on file. Received 6 mo. 31, 1750.


974.811 K2m 1957

0845163 Item 3


Myers, Albert Cook

Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750: being a list of certificates of removal received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends


974.811 K2m 1969



Myers, Albert Cook

Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750: being a list of certificates of removal received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, The


974.811 K2m 1978



Proudfit, Jerald N. (Comp)

Quaker bunch" being the descendants of William Hatcher (1704-1781) and Anne Vansant of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, The


929.273 H282 pj

1440555 Item 4


Fisher, Sydney G.

Quaker colonies: a chronicle of the proprietors of the Delaware, The


973 H2ch v.8



Eshelman, John E

Quaker marriage certificate of 1736





Bjorkman, Gwen Boyer

Quaker marriage certificates; Concord Monthly Meeting, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1679-1808


974.814 K2b



Bjorkman, Gwen Boyer

Quaker marriage certificates; New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1704-1799


974.813 K2b



McNeill, Ruby Simonson

(Ruby Louise Wiley Simonson)

Quaker records, Exeter Monthly Meeting, Berks Co., PA, births and deaths; marriages, 1759-1816


974.816/E1 K2m

1698019 Item 36


John, J. J. (Comp)

Quakers in Schuylkill County, The -- Journal of John Comly





Snow, Helen F.

(Helen Foster)

Downings, Pennsylvania Quakers, The


929.273 A1 no.2384

1036300 Item 3


Watring, Anna Miller

Early Quaker records of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


974.811 K2wa



McGhee, Lucy Kate

Maryland Quaker (Friends) records of Third Haven (Tred Avon), Talbot County


975.232 K29m

859284 Item 2-3


Society of Friends

Maryland Quaker records: Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Cecil County


975.238 K28m



Myers, Albert Cook

Notes on English Quakers in Pennsylvania, late 17th & early 18th centuries, A - Fell



567024 Item 2


Myers, Albert Cook

Notes on English Quakers in Pennsylvania, late 17th & early 18th centuries, Fell - Lawrie A lot of papers on William Gibson, haberdasher of London (b.~1629 in Caton, near Lancaster, soldier in the garrison in Carlisle, Cumberland , heard Thomas Holmes preach and became a Quaker, m. Elizabeth Thompson, died 9th mo 20 1684, aged 55) and his son William Gibson Jr (and Sr had a daughter Patience, married John Wright of Lancaster -- moved to PA with John Wright) -- I'd 1 mo 5th 1715-16. xxx "The Proprietor, by Indentures of Lease and Release, date the 7th and 8th days of 9ber (Ober?) 1681, granted to William Gibson, of London, Haberdasher, 500 acres of Land in this Province. William Gibson, of London, Mercer, son and heir of the aforesaid William Gibson, by like Indenture dated the 25 and 26 days of February, 1713, for L40 sterl'g conveys the said 500 acres, with the appertan'ces, to John Wright, then of Manchester, in Great Britain, but now of Chester in this Province. The said 500 acres was laid out in Buckingham Township, in Bucks County, and a Patent granted for the same to Wm Gibson in the year 1701, but the city Lott and Liberty Land being not thus granted, John Wright obtained a warr't 2 the 2d month last for laying out the same and then granted the said Lott and Liberty Lands to Is. Pemberton, vid J 86. Pa. Arch. 2 s. WIW min bk H Board of Prop of Pa (Hbf 1893) 606-607. Also, 1683, 4 mo 14, Warrington. A.L.S. William Gibson to James Harrison in PA. "I must put thee in mind of my Sonn John whome I have at his owne Earnest Desire sent to East Jersey with Garvin Lowery. I gott him Effectrively instrusted in ye art of Surveying and bought him choyce instruments for his use in said art our Company of Propryators Gave him their Letter of Recommendation to ye Survayer Generaol of the said Province En__?__ our Land in __ Province since sh me understand that S: Groom who was by no appointed for ye said place is deceased, wch assessors in ye care to bee ye greater concerning my sonn not knowing who may suceed in that place G: Lowry promised mee to take care of him." --Pemberton Papers 2:54 (HSP). Also note that in 1682 William Gibson wrote Phineas Pemberton in Bolton, Lancasshire "I read a letter from W Penn this evening hee is well as I understand and intends to shipp himself ffor Pensillvania with in two weekes ..." Also: "A copy for a ltter from W. Penn to W. G. concerning Johyn Cheyney," Dear Friend, My letters are always very grateful to me. William Gibson, The Life of God Printed in the year 1677, pp 107-109 (F. LO. Phila 16th *d J G 35:4021)?? Also William Gibson, one of the 24 Proprietros of E. Jersey. (assume this is Jr, 1674-1734)) -- see NJ Archives. Also -- Wilm Gibson, cit & haberdasher -- note mentions a Whitehead, East Jersey/Newark NJ 1875/180. Alsp -- Richard Gibson. A. L. of Richard Gibson to William Penn, dated 1711-1712 March, about Sir William Penn, etc, __tpgraphed letter of 8 pages. see 1670 Sir W. Penn's Death.





Myers, Albert Cook

Notes on English Quakers in Pennsylvania, late 17th & early 18th centuries, Lawrie - Swinton






Quaker records, Virgina [sic]: published in periodicals


975.5 K2q



Fisher, Thelma Lucille

Atkinson-Fisher: English Quaker emigrants with William Penn


929.273 At54f

1321080 Item 1


Eshelman, John E

Descendants of Moses and Deborah Starr, early Quaker settlers of Maiden Creek Valley -- Journal article of Berks,PA





Rubincam, Milton

Eayre family records, 1720-1783: the Quaker Monthly meetings and in civil records in Burlington County, New Jersey



1320832 Item 16


Smith, Barbara Carver

George Corlies and some of his descendants: a Quaker family of Monmouth County, New Jersey


929.273 C813s



Walmer, Margaret B.

Menallen minutes, marriages and miscellany, Quaker records 1780-1890


974.842/M3 K2w



Gambert, Judy A.

Randal Malin : a Quaker, from Cheshire, England to Chester (now Delaware) Co., Pa. and his descendants


929.273 M295g



Haines, John Wesley

Richard Haines and his descendants, a Quaker family of Burlington County, New Jersey, since 1682, Vol. 1



1035690 Item 7


Haines, John Wesley

Richard Haines and his descendants, a Quaker family of Burlington County, New Jersey, since 1682, Vol. 2



1035690 Item 8


Maxwell, Archibald Strath

Scottish Society of Friends: “Quakers”, registers of births, proposal[s] of marriage, marriages, and deaths, 1647-1878


94 1 V26g

0301107 Item 2


Hinshaw, William Wade

The William Wade Hinshaw New Jersey Quaker meeting records


974.9 K28h



Pallet, Harry

Come-to-good and the early Quakers in Cornwall


942.37/C6 K2c



Norris, John Saurin

The early Friends (or Quakers) in Maryland: read at the meeting of the Maryland Historical Society


975.2 A1 no. 214

1698079 Item 35


Worrall, Jay, Jr.

The friendly Virginians: America’s first Quakers


975.5 K2wj



Brossman, Schuyler C.

Friends (Quaker) meeting house and burial ground, Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania



1597731 Item 4


Friends’ Historical Association (Philadelphia, PA)

Quaker history: the bulletin of Friends Historical Association



1697443 Item 8-9


Heiss, Willard

Quaker miscellany: New Jersey


979.9 A1 no.13



Brinkley, John

Quaker records: Maryland -- Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin


975.2 K28b



Peden, Henry C.

Quaker records of Northern Maryland: births, deaths, marriages and abstracts from the minutes, 1716-1800 no Brittons. several Gibsons, but names of interest are from 1790s, so not ours.


975.2 K28pe



Peden, Henry C.

Quaker records of Southern Maryland: births, deaths, marriages and abstracts from the minutes, 1658-1800


975.24 K29p



Levy, Barry

Quakers and the American family: British settlement in the Delaware Valley, 1650-1765


974.8 F2L



Applegarth, Albert Clayton

Quakers in Pennsylvania


974.8 F2a



Kelly, J. Reaney

Quakers in the founding of Anne Arundel County, Maryland


975.255 K2k



Dobson, David

Scottish Quakers and early America, 1650-1700


974.9 A1 no.131



Maxwell, Archibald Strath (Extracted)

Scottish Society of Friends: “Quakers”, registers of births, proposal[s] of marriage, marriages, and deaths, 1647-1878


941 V26q

823635 Item 1


Hinshaw, William

The William Wade Hinshaw index to Quaker meeting records

Nebraska Monthly Meetings FHL Film 2193
NJ (E) Monthly Meetings FHL Film 2194
NJ (E-H) Monthly Meetings FHL Film 2195
NJ (H-M) Monthly Meetings FHL Film 2196
NJ (M-W) Monthly Meetings FHL Film 2197

Hinshaw, William

The William Wade Hinshaw index to Quaker meeting records

Pennsylvania (C-D) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2199
Pennsylvania (D) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2200
Pennsylvania (D) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2201
Pennsylvania (E-F) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2202
Pennsylvania (F) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2203
Pennsylvania (G) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2204 --------- X
Pennsylvania (G-K) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2205
Pennsylvania (K) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2206
Pennsylvania (K) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2207
Pennsylvania (K-P) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2208
Pennsylvania (P) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2209
Pennsylvania (P) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2210
Pennsylvania (P) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2211
Pennsylvania (P) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2212
Pennsylvania (D,M-N) Mo Mtgs FHL Film 2213
PA-Chester (A-L) Mo Mtgs #175409
PA-Chester (L-S) Mo Mtgs #175410
PA-Chester (S-W) Mo Mtgs #175411
PA-Concord (P-Y) Mo Mtgs #175413


Cemetery records of Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ and Quaker Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ


974.94 V22c

873737 Item 2


John, Don D.

John, Eliza

The diary of Eliza John: an historical and genealogical record of early Quakers in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and what befell them


974.8 A1

974.273 J613j

982080 Item 17


John, Eliza

Eliza John diary, from 1839 to 1863: an historical and genealogical record of the Quakers in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and what befell them



1035626 Item 8


Friends’ Historical Society

Journal of the Friends Historical Society





Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Marriage certificates, abstracts 1681-1758, mainly from the Philadelphia area and mainly Quakers


974.8 B2p v.2

0962650 Item 1


Hilty, Hiram H.

New Garden Friends meeting: the Christian people called Quakers


975.662 K2h



Horton, Virginia M. Heaton

Robert Heaton history: Bucks County, PA., from Gigglewick, Yorkshire Co., England: Quaker families, 1595-1998


929.273 H352hv


1425206 Item 19-20


Stow, Mrs. Frederick E.

Unpublished Bible records -- Typed Transcripts Historical Society of Pennslyvania



382725 Item 2


Ellis, Thelma Antrim Beck

Beck family: descendants of Henry Beck - Quaker, emigrant to Burlington County, West New Jersey in 1681



1321105 Item 16


Wheat, Edwin Webb

Burlington County, NJ, Old Springfield Meeting, Quaker Graveyard from Newark Evening News



016512 Item 4


Miller, George Julius

The Burlington court book: a record of Quaker jurisprudence in west New Jersey, 1680-1709





Reed, Henry Clay

The Burlington court book: a record of Quaker jurisprudence in west New Jersey, 1680-1709


974.9 P29r 1988



Reed, Henry Clay

The Burlington court book: a record of Quaker jurisprudence in west New Jersey, 1680-1790


974.9 P29r



Stillwell, John E.

The burying grounds of old Monmouth and the Quaker records of Shrewsbury, NJ Allentown, NJ, Presbyterian churchyard. Margaret M. Britton died July 14, 1845, aged 32 years and 8 months. Ann, wife of Nathaniel Britton, died Dec 6, 1848, aged 62 years. Nathaniel Britton, Esqr, born Dec 16, 1786, died Mch 31 1833. Also Joseph Stillwell (1776-1850). Baptist Church, Hightstown, NJ -- Lucien Britton, son of Isaac and Elizabeth, b. Mch 27 1809, d. Mch 25 1858. Isaac Britton d. July 11, 1841 aged 85 years 4 mo and 21 days. Elizabeth, his wife, d. Feb 22 1855, aged 80 years 6 months and 14 days. Enoch Briutton b. Dec 15 1800, d. Sept 20 1821 -and on the same stone- Isaac Britton b. Dec 15 1800, d. Feb 24, 1869. Catharine Britton b. Sept 4 1798, d. Sept 4 1810 -and on the same stone- Dorinda Britton b. Sep 8 1796, d. Sept 23, 1878. Brazillai Boaz Britton b. Jan 26 1805 d. Nov 4 1806. Catharine Britton, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth d. Apr 6 1835 aged 18 y 6 m and 29 d. Shrewbury, NJ -- Roicjard Sto;;we;; doed A[r 16 1743 aged 71 y 9 m and 22 d. Mercy, wife of Richard Stillwell died Oct 24, 1746, aged about 53 years. Deborah, wife of Lieut. Richard Smith and daughter of Richard and Mercy Stillwell, died Jan 23, 1791, aged 73 years. The epitaphs of "Richard Stillwell and Mercy, his iwfe, are upon one large, horizontal slabk, as is also the one erected to Deborah Smith, their daughter. ... (no mention of other children). Section 2 of film: The burying grounds of old Monmouth. Mary Stillwell died Aug 27 1810 aged 75 y 3 m. Marymk wife of Dr. Richard Stillwell and daughter of Obadiah and Elizabeth Bowne, died Feb 22 1743 aged 30 y 9 m. Dr. Richard Stillwell died Feb 27 1773, aged about 63 years. John Stillwell d. Sep 26 1813 aged 75 y 9 m; Elizabeth wife died Sep 22 1826 aged 81 y 7 m 21 d. Quaker marriages -- 1718 16th of 10th mo (in margin 1718, 21st of 10th mo) Joseph Wardell md to Margaret Parker, both of Shrewsbury, at house of Joseph Parker. witnesses .. John Britten ... Joseph Stillwell an earlier witness (1740-1805), but no Jeremiah....



1298677 Item 2



A collection of memorials concerning divers deceased ministers and others of the people called Quakers: in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts adjacent from nearly the first settlement to the year 1787 with some of the last expressions and exhortations of many of them


974 F2c

928506 Item 4


Indiana Yearly Meeting

A collection of memorials concerning divers deceased ministers and others of the people called Quakers: in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts adjacent from nearly the first settlement to the year 1787 with some of the last expressions and exhortations of many of them


974 K2cm

1637819 Item 4


Besse, Joseph

A collecion of the sufferings of the people called Quakers: for the testimony of a good conscience, from the time of their being first distinguished by the name in the year 1650, to the time of the act, commonly called the Act of Toleration, granted to protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the Third...


942 F2bj




Turner, Joseph Brown

Early Maryland Quaker records: 1655-1693





White, Miles

Early Quaker records in Virginia [Marriages, Birth, Death 1668-1768]


975.5 A1

no. 82



Wheat, Edwin Webb

Gammere, Amelia Mott

Friends’ (Quaker) marriages in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, during the years 1678-1750



016512 Item 3


Sharps, Janice E. Shriver

A Hayhurst genealogy: descendants of Cuthbert and Mary (Rudd) Hayhurst, Quakers of Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1682-1988


929.273 H331s



Wetherill, Charles

History of the Religious Society of Friends called by some Free Quakers, living in the city of Philadelphia





Hampton, Vernon Boyce

In the footsteps of Joseph Hampton and the Pennsylvania Quakers -- The Bucks County Historical Society


929.273 H189h


1697499 Item 7

1571896 Item 7


Hancock, Irene Y.

In the shade of the old oak: a collection of true anecdotes and events of history concerning the early Quakers and settlers of Salem County


974.9 A1

no. 71



Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Inscriptions on the tombstones in the Free Quakers’ Graveyard, west side of Fifth Street below Locust Street, Philadelphia: removed to Fatlands, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, during the month of November, A.D. 1905



020344 Item 2



Marriage certificates, abstracts 1681-1758, mainly from the Philadelphia area and mainly Quakers


974.8 B2p V.2

962650 Item 1


Hilty, Hiram H.

New Garden Friends meeting : the Christian people called Quakers


975.662 K2h



Horton, Virginia M. Heaton (Virginia Mae Heaton)

Robert Heaton history : Bucks County, Pa., from Gigglewick, Yorkshire Co., England : Quaker families, 1595-1998

V.M.H. Horton

Milan, IL


929.273 H352hv v.1-2

1425206 Item 19-20


Stow, Mrs. Frederick E.

Unpublished Bible records

Records at Historical Society of Pennsylvania




382725 Item 2


Ball, Helen A. (Helen Anna Trippe)

The Ball family of Loundoun County, Va. (Quakers)

H. Ball

Horton, MI



1597894 Item 1


Wheat, Edwin Webb

Burlington County, N.J., Old Springfield Meeting, Quaker Graveyard from Newark Evening News

clippings at Newark Evening News




016512 Item 4


Andrews, George W.

Descendants of Caspar and Rebecca Barger Strahl of Berks County, Pennsylvania : with observations on other ancestral Quaker families

G. W. Andrews

Surprise, AZ


929.273 St81ag



John, Don D.

John, Eliza

The diary of Eliza John : an historical and genealogical record of the early Quakers in Northumber land County, Pennsylvania, and what befell them

Northumberland County Historical Society

Louisville, KY


Vol. 10

982080 Item 17



Early Maryland Quaker records : 1655-1693







White, Miles

Early Quaker records in Virginia

Genealogical Publishing Company



975.5 A1 no. 82



Hinshaw, William Wade

Marshall, Thomas W.

Cox, John Jr.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker genealogy

Edwards Brothers

Ann Arbor, MI


973 D2he

v. 1-7

v. 1-7

v. 2

V. 3

Item 1-2







Wheat, Edwin Webb

Friends' (Quaker) marriages in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, during the years 1678-1750

original at New York Genealogical & Biographical Society




016512 Item 3


Sharps, Janice E. Shriver (Janice Ellen)

A Hayhurst genealogy : descendants of Cuthbert and Mary (Rudd) Hayhurst, Quakers of Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1682-1988

Charles W. Hayhurst

Philippi, WV


929.273 H331s



Brown, Douglas Summers

history of Lynchburg's pioneer Quakers and their meeting house, 1754- 1936, A

J. P. Bell Co.

Lynchburg, VA


975.5671 K2b



Wetherill, Charles

History of the Religious Society of Friends called by some Free Quakers, living in the city of Philadelphia

Charles Weherill






Hampton, Vernon Boyce

In the footsteps of Joseph Hampton and the Pennsylvania Quakers

Bucks County Historical Society

Doylestown, PA


929.273 H89h

1697499 Item 7

1571896 Item 7


Hancock, Irene Y.

In the shade of the old oak : a collection of true anecdotes and events of history concerning the early Quakers and settlers of Salem County

Salem County Historical Society

Salem, NJ


974.9 A1

no. 71




Inscriptions on the tombstones in the Free Quakers' Graveyard, west side of Fifth Street below Locust Street, Philadelphia : removed to Fatlands, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, during the month of November, A.D. 1905

records in Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania




020334 Item 2


Myers, Albert Cook

Irish Quaker arrivals to Pennsylvania, 1682-1750 : list of certificates of removal from Ireland; received at the Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania, 1682-1750; with genealogical notes from Friends' records of Ireland and Pennsylvania, genealogies, county histories, and other books and manuscripts

Genealogical Publishing Co.

Baltimore, MD


974.811 K2ma



Society of Friends Menallen Monthly Meeting

Minutes, marriages, and Quaker cemetery records, 1774-1930 / Society of Friends. Menallen Monthly Meeting (Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania)

Manuscript at Historical Society of Pennsylvania






Milligan, Frederick J.

Paul and Sarah Preston, pioneer settlers of Carroll County, Ohio : Bucks County Quakers on the Ohio Frontier : including a history of the Preston family in Pennsylvania and a history of the family in Carroll County, Ohio

F. J. Milligan

Westerville, OH


929.273 A1

no. 499

1598395 Item 16


Wilson, Robert H

Philadelphia Quakers, 1681-1981

Philadelphia Yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends



974.811 K2w



Frost, Josephine C. (Josephine C. Mayou Stillman)

Quaker births and deaths from the Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, 1657-1893

Typescript at New York Genealogical and Biographical Society






Ivall, Dennis Endean

Quaker marriages

Cornwall Family History Society



942.37 K22cm



Jago, Robert S

Quaker marriages, 1659-1837

Transcript Housed at Cornwall Record Office




1471742 Item 8


Montgomery County Historical Society (Rockville, Maryland)

Quaker records from West River, Indian Springs and Cliftsmeetings in Maryland, 1700's - 1900's


Rockville, MD





Jacobsen, Phebe R.

Quaker records in Maryland

Hall of Records Commission

Annapolis, MD


975.2 B4ma

no. 14



Wright, F. Edward (Frederick Edward)

Quaker records of South River Monthly Meeting, 1756-1800

Family Line Publications

Westminster, MD


975.567 K2w



Brey, Jane W. T. (Jane Watson Taylor)

A Quaker saga : the Watsons of Strawberryhowe, the Wildmans, and other allied families from England's north counties and lower Bucks County in Pennsylvania

Dorrance & Co.

Philadelphia, PA


929.273 W331bj

1561672 Item 9


Walton, George A.

Quakers then and now, 1690-1940

Typescript at Chester County Historical Society

West Chester





Cox, John

Rahway & Plainfield, New Jersey, Quaker meeting records

Selby Publishing

Kokomo, IN


974.936 K28c



Society of Friends. Fairfax Monthly Meeting (Waterford, Virginia)

Extracts from the book of marriage certificates of Fairfax Monthly Meeting, 1760 to 1892

Originals at London County Courthouse

Leesburg, VA



032373 Item 2


Launey, John Pitts

First families of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Willow Bend & Family Line Pub.

Westminster, MD


974.813 D2L v. 1 & 2



Schermerhorn, William E.

The history of Burlington, New Jersey : from the early European arrivals in the Delaware to the quarter millennial anniversary, in 1927, of the settlement by English Quakers in 1677

Enterprise Publishing

Burlington, NJ



1320778 Item 1


Schermerhorn, William E.

The history of Burlington, New Jersey : from the early European arrivals in the Delaware to the quarter millennial anniversary, in 1927, of the settlement by English Quakers in 1677

Enterprise Publishing

Burlington, NJ





England, C. Walter (Charles Walter)

Joseph England and his descendants : a historical genealogy of the England family as descending from Joseph England 1680-1748 ; a Quaker family of Cecil County, Maryland (prior to 1767 Chester County, Pennsylvania since 1723 ; with a supplement on Lewis England and his descendants


Silver Springs, MD


929.273 En34e



Society of Friends. Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting

Memorials concerning deceased Friends : being a selection from the records of the yearly meeting for Pennsylvania, from the year 1788 to 1819 inclusive

William Phillips

Friends Book Store





974.8 D3ms

823821 Item 4


Society of Friends. Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting

Memorials concerning deceased Friends : members of the yearly meeting of Philadelphia

C. Gilpin



974.8 D3ms

496902 Item 5