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13522695 Nicholas Gibson
Working on the Gibson family. The info on a bio sketch of Nicholas has this about his father and Nicholas' birth date, where they were living when family captured--John Gibson was born about 1750 and 1781/82. He was among the first settlers on Sugar Creek in present day Barbour County WV. His entire family was captured by raiding Indians in 1781 or 1782. Only Nicholas survived. On February 22, 1790, the Randolph County Court bound "Nicholas Gibson, an orphan
boy of the age thirteen years the eight day of May next, to William Gibson, until he arrives to the age of 21 years ..."

This questions whether John Gibson was 2nd govenor of Indiana etc. There location was Barbour which borders Randolph where Nicolas was declared a 13 y/o orphan in 1790 and William Gibson was given guardianship.

What was your source?

Thanks for your help
Added by Toots on Aug 14, 2015 2:46 PM
Brian Cemetery, Sumner, Illinois

Noticed you are related to Fiscus and I would like to add more information on Jemima Lou Piper Fiscus #20708142 and her husband Robert Bruce Fiscus #20708114 and their 5 children who are buried beside them (only two are listed on Find A Grave as follows):
Ethel B.Fiscus #31617034
Freddie Fiscus #31617042

I believe Mary Geraldine Fiscus (another daughter) is but will check.
Anyway, had five children buried to the west of their old tombstone (which has been replaced) and apparently, when Find A Grave was done these were unreadable or gone. I would like to add their names, birthdates, death dates, etc. to above #20708142 and #20708114 as their children and cross reference.
Added by Susie on Jul 17, 2015 11:15 AM
Dan G.
Joel M. Fields
Hello Peggy;

You have in your entry of Joel (above) in the Springville Cemetery, that he was a son of Stephen Fields and Sarah Short. However, this is not correct, although some of his descendants did think this. Researchers are not 100% correct, but think that his father was probably Samuel Fields, a brother to Stephen. And for certain, his mother was Lutticia who had been living near Madison, Indiana. Joel and probably wife Polly traveled there to Jefferson County to bring her back to Lawrence County, Indiana after his dad died; she, along with a son John was living near Springville in the 1840 census.. You may E-mail me if you wish;
Added by Dan G. on Mar 30, 2015 12:10 PM
Donald R. & Lida K.Taylor
Nicholas Gibson
Nicholas Gibson was not the son of Col John Gibson.
Nicholas was my 3ggfather and John Gibson story Records say that Nicholas Gibson, at the age of eight or ten years, was taken captured by the Indians. They pierced his ears and nose, and at length sold him, about 1776, to some white settlers for a barrel of whiskey. Nicholas was about fifteen or sixteen at the time. He served his country in the Revolutionary war. He is listed on page 179 of a list of Revolutionary soldiers of Virginia by the
Army records indicate that Nicholas Gibson was born in Virginia in 1762. We have not directly connected Nicholas to be the son of John Gibson, who came from Scotland, however many records read "thought to be" "assumed to be" or "probably is", however this is the record of the John Gibson family.
John Gibson with his wife and several children was among the first, if not the very first to settle on Sugar Creek. (Sugar Creek is a branch of Tygart Valley River in what later became Randolph County, West Virginia) The first mention of the John Gibson family is the record of their murder and capture by the Indians, in about 1770). They were at their sugar camp when Indians surprised them and killed or took them prisoners. Before proceeding far Mrs. Gibson could not keep up the pace they were traveling, and was tomahawked, and scalped in the presence of her children. The record indicates that "one son afterwards came back", nothing is known of the fate of the other children. Some records indicate that the murder of John Gibsons family "may have been" at the time of the Leading Creek Massacre in 1781 or 1782. The records also indicate that in 1772 Michael Yoechum got 400 acres registered on Sugar Creek, and also William Gibson registered 400 acres on Sugar Creek in 1772, so if we keep in mind that the records also say "John Gibson was among the first, if not the very first, to settle on Sugar Creek it appears that 1770 is a more accurate date. Although we have not found proof of their relationship it does indicate a possibility that John Gibson could have been father of Nicholas Gibson.
After serving in the Revolutionary War, Nicholas Gibson married Lydia Sinks and their first two sons were born (James 1795 & Jacob 1798) during the time they were living back on Sugar Creek, on the Tygart Valley River. They purchased and sold many lots in Beverly Virginia in Randolph County. In 1802 he purchased 139 acres from Michael Yoachum of the land or near the land settled by John Gibson.
In 1806 Nicholas was Captain of the County Militia of Randolph County. In 1807 Nicholas was Randolph County's Representative to the Virginia assembly. In 1809 he was Commissioner of Revenue. In 1810 they moved to Harrison County and paid personal property taxes in Harrison County in 1811. In 1816 a new County was formed from three counties which included Harrison County, and names it Lewis County. One hundred acres owned by Nicholas was transferred to Lewis County and he paid personal property taxes in Lewis County in 1817. He was Commissioner of Revenue for Lewis County in 1818. In 1817 Nicholas purchased 494 acres on Salt Lick Creek from Alex McConnell, and then he and Elijah Squires purchased 700 acres on Salt Lick Creek. Nicholas was appointed a Justice of Peace on April 8, 1817, appointed overseer of the poor in 1821 and a School Commissioner in 1825.
In 1834 Braxton County was formed from Lewis, Nicholas, and Kanawha Counties. Six hundred twenty square miles formed Braxton County. The new Braxton County personal property tax list for 1836 included Robert Gibson, James W. Gibson, William W. Gibson, and William G. Gibson,(son of Nicholas), Nicholas Gibson, James Malcome, Jr., James Malcome, Sr.
In 1849 Jacob Gibson, James Gibson, Nicholas Gibson, Robert Gibson and Smith Gibson paid taxes on land owned and located on the waters of Salt Lick Creek. The residence of Jacob Gibson was given as Illinois, the others still resided in Braxton County, but of the above land owners for 1849, only Robert Gibson and Smith Gibson are found on the 1850 Federal Census.
Nicholas and Lydia Gibson immigrated to Illinois where Lydia died March 11, 1857 and Nicholas Gibson died January 5, 1858 in Richland County, Illinois and are buried in Wesley Cemetery, near Passport, Illinois in Clay County.
Added by Donald R. & Lida K.Taylo... on Feb 04, 2015 10:04 AM
Nancy Coffey
Joseph Aldridge Stephens
Was Joe Stephens #15387648 your uncle? If so, who was his wife & parents? Nancy
Added by Nancy Coffey on Dec 05, 2014 11:46 PM
Joan Ingram Corrie
Nellie Corrie
Peggy, is there a way to delete all the anonymous "flowers" on Nellie's site? I'm sure there's some error involved. Thanks for all the great work you're doing.
Added by Joan Ingram Corrie on Sep 03, 2014 10:01 AM
C. Smith
Norma Jean Simmons
Thank you so much for your work.
I would like to know if there is a Norma Jean Simmons buried in this cemetery?
Her maiden name was Loveall

Thank you,
C. Smith
Added by C. Smith on Jun 25, 2014 1:16 PM
nicky Buckner
Hi there,
i have been trying to contact someone about any info on my uncle (carl f mitchell) i was not aware that i could contact people that have left messages on his site until now. you left a message for him in 2008 (i know it's a long time ago) that said "Lots of Love" and i was wondering if i could ask how you knew him? I have tried contacting some of his grand children thru this site but i have had no luck with information.

any info would be greatly appriciated
Nicky Buckner
(my mother, Thelma "Jeanie" Mitchell Cumberledge, is Carls sister)
Added by nicky Buckner on Jun 24, 2014 11:18 AM
Mary Escher
fag charles r brunke #7989385
YOu had left a birthday message for Charles Brunke. Are you related to him.

I think he a person I have been searching for for sometime and need to verify some information.

Even though he is listed as Charles R. Brunke, is the name Charles Richard Brunke but he goes by Dick Brunke?

Does he have a sister Lois and a few others?

Mary Escher
Added by Mary Escher on May 29, 2014 2:25 PM
Mary Escher
fag charles r brunke #7989385
YOu had left a birthday message for Charles Brunke. Are you related to him.

I think he a person I have been searching for for sometime and need to verify some information.

Even though he is listed as Charles R. Brunke, is the name Charles Richard Brunke but he goes by Dick Brunke?

Does he have a sister Lois and a few others?

Mary Escher
Added by Mary Escher on May 29, 2014 2:24 PM
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