Thursday, September 24, 2009

More on Buck Gibson

Buck Gibson was born about 1765 and along with Vardy Collins was called the 'head and source' of the Melungeons of Newman's Ridge. It is not known who his parents are or where he was born. He first appears in Wilkes County, North Carolina in the part that would later be called Ashe County. It is also unknown who his first wife was but it would appear he had been married before he married to Matilda Denham who was born about 1802. There has been much speculation as to who Buck's father was but today it remains speculation.


The first Gibson found in Wilkes County was John Gibson, son of Gideon Gibson of the Pee Dee Settlement in South Carolina. John was probably born around 1740 and married by 1767 to Agnes Adair, daughter of James Adair, Indian trader and author of "History of the American Indians" published in 1775.

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To review last Thursday MHS Blog entry on the Gibson family of Louisa County, Virginia: Click Here.

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