County Cork, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1819|
George Gibson was a Lieutenant in the French and Indian War, and served at the Point Pleasant Campaign during the Indian Wars when the Indians were defeated in October 10, 1774. During the Revolution he served in the Continental Army, was promoted to Major. He fought at Valley Forge during the terrible winter of 1777-'78 and is said to have been at the Battle of King's Mountain. Major Gibson served with General Washington after resigning from the British Army and was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktowne, October 19, 1781.
After the Revolution, Major Gibson moved westward to Washington County, Virginia, and when Lee was formed in 1792, his property fell in the new county. He had three or four entries of seven hundred acres of land on Treasury Warrant No. 14,105. One of 200 acres on Four Mile Creek, a branch of the Powell River, and one of 200 acres on Indian Creek, another branch of Powell River. Here he built a fort for the protection of his family and neighbors; it was known as "Gibson's Fort." It was in the western part of Lee County. In later years, 1890, when the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company built their line through Lee County, they named this section Gibson Station.
George Gibson served his community as well in peace as he did his country in time of war. He was selected by Governor Lee as one of the eight men to sit on the first court of the county, and was one signers of the petition for the establishment of the town of Jonesville for the county seat. His will in W.B. 1, p. 57, Lee County, written 3 Oct. 1818, filed 1819.
Elizabeth Smith Gibson (1758 - 1826)
Isabella Gibson Campbell (1777 - 1826)*
Robert Gibson (1779 - 1835)*
Zachariah Smith Gibson (1782 - 1842)*
Rachel Gibson Cleek (1784 - 1850)*
George Isaac Gibson (1786 - 1860)*
Matthew Moss Gibson (1788 - 1860)*
Elizabeth Gibson Crockett (1792 - 1876)*
James A Gibson (1793 - 1866)*
William D. Gibson (1796 - 1865)*
Margaret C. Gibson Miller (1799 - 1874)*
John J. Gibson (1801 - ____)*
Maj. Infantry, Rev. War
Gibson, Major George Gibson Cemetery
Created by: Lesa Pfrommer
Record added: Mar 11, 2002
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