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Allerton, Isaac m. Mary Norris, emigrated on Mayflower to Plymouth Colony in 1620. Mary died the first winter along with half of the passengers.
Allerton, Mary b. 1616 d. 1699, daughter of Isaac and Mary, the last surviving Mayflower passenger, married Thomas Cushman.
Appleton, Samuel m. 1656 Mary Oliver, their son Issac, b. 1664 d. 1747 who in 1695 married Priscilla Baker, the daughter of Thomas and Priscilla Baker.
Baker, Thomas b. 1636 d. 1718 m. Priscilla Symonds in 1672, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
*Bannister, John, maternal grandfather of early PA Supreme Court Justice John Bannister Gibson.
Bearse, Augustine married MARY "Little Dove" Hyanno, daughter of Mary Nopae and John Hyanno, Chief of the Naragansett and son of Ihyannough.
*Bidgood, Richard 1679-4/10/1760 m. 7/11/1707 to Sarah Ellet b. 1682 Daughter of William Ellet b. 1662 m. Ann (?) ancestor of civil engineer Charles Ellet.
Bohrer, John Peter, July 25, 1746-1798
Bower, Samuel, b. 1726 m. Mary Sutter 4/18/1790 (Read volume 72 page 136)
Brewster, William 1566-1644, and Mary 1569-1627, Both emigrated on the Mayflower to the Plymouth Colony in November, 1620.
Their Daughter's Patience and Fear, arrive on ship Anne in 1623. There is no recorded evidence that grand daughter Rebecca married John Putnam.
Clark, John married Mary Morton John was an early Jamestown settler.
*Clark, Susanna, married Barnabas Lothrop, ancestors of William Cushman, she was a descendant of Albert I "The Pious", Count of Vermandois.
*Clark, Thomas married Rose Kerrich, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Clayton, Samuel m. *Elizabeth Pendleton in 1705. The *Pendleton family descended from a significant line of European royalty.
Coleman, Robert m. Sarah Ann Saunders
Cooke, Francis 1582-1663 m. Hester Mahieu 1592-1675 (Francis was a Mayflower passenger, his wife and children arrived in 1623 on the Anne).
Cooke, Josiah married Elizabeth Ring, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Cushman, Thomas, 2/2/1603-12/10/1691 raised in the family of Governor William Bradford after his fathers death, m. 1636 to Mary Allerton 1616-1699
Emigrated at age 13 on the ship Fortune to Plymouth Colony in 1621, with his father Rev. Robert Cushman 1578-1625, one of the Plymouth Colony founding fathers.
Thomas Cushman was the seventh great grandfather of both Eleanor Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt and closely related to seven other presidents including FDR.
Cushman, Elkanah, 6/1/1651-9/4/1727, third son of Thomas and Mary, m. 2/1676 to Martha Cooke, 3/16/1659-4/17/1722, daughter of Francis Cooke.
Dear, David 1830-1930, m. Deama Hughes 1830-1916. His son Thomas Dear 10/21/1863-5/10/1955 m. Eliza Ann Wood. [I was seven when my GGF Thomas Dear died.]
They live at 111 Wood St. (named after her father) in Norristown, Penna. He married Emma Root shortly after Eliza died but moved before the marriage because she would not live on Wood St.
The six bedroom home is now a multi family house. The 1906 "prayer bench" (naughty seat) Thomas built for the children (obviously including my grandmother Nellie), remains on the third floor.
*Dudley, Thomas - Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1634, 1640, 1645, 1650. He married Dorothy Yorke in 1603 and Katherine Deighton in 1644.
*Dunham, Deacon John m. Abigail Barlow early Plymouth Colony members and ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Our Dunham family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward III of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
*Fairfield, William 1662-1742, Early MBC colonist, descended from King Robert I, "The Bruce", King of Scotland, through his grandfather William Skepper.
Faunce, Mary daughter of John Faunce and Patience Morton, married in 1649, Isaac Robinson son of Rev. John Robinson, (this marriage is recently questioned).
Fuller, Edward m. Mrs. Anne? Fuller, both emigrated on Mayflower to Plymouth Colony in November, 1620 and died the first winter.
Son Matthew Fuller arrive in 1623 on ship Anne, raised with his younger brother Samuel by their uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller and his wife.
Ruth Fuller m. Peter Robinson, Great Grand Son of Pastor John Robinson. Their daughter Ruth Robinson m. William Cushman.
*Gardiner, Eva C., a cousin of Lion Gardiner, the ancestor of one of the first families to settle New York and Connecticut. The family owns the largest private island in the U.S.
*Gates, Caleb, married *Mary Forbes, early settlers from Connecticut and multiple ancestors of Tom Gibson, Sally Knowlton and Bill Gates III.
*Gibson, Lord Thomas, 1223-1265, many of our Gibson ancestors are recorded above in the chronological listing, sub listings or links to a seperate page.
*Gilbert, Otho married Elizabeth Hill, financier of early colonization, he sent his son Sir Humphrey Gilbert and stepson Sir Walter Raleigh to America.
*Grenville, Richard, 1542-1591, son of Thomas, and founder of Roanoke Colony, he was a cousin of both Sir Walter Raleigh
and Sir Francis Drake.
*Greenville, Thomas, married Isabella Gilbert, daughter of Otho Gilbert and Elizabeth Hill and grand daughter of William Gilbert and Isabel Gambon.
*Gosnold, Bartholomew, established three of the earliest English settlements on the North American Continent. with financial assistance from his father.
He led the first European expedition to visit Cape Cod, on May 15, 1602 and is now recognized as "The Founding Father of Jamestown, Va".
Bartholomew Gosnold is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) to be "The prime mover of the colonization of Virginia."
He named Martha's Vineyard for his daughter and the Elizabeth Islands for the Queen. His grave was recently discovered at the Jamestown Colony.
Along with many others, Bartholomew died shortly after arriving in Virginia and the leadership of the colony passed to the arrogant and boastful Captain John Smith.
John Smith rarely mentioned Captain Gosnold in his 1620's imaginative writings on the founding of Jamestown and claimed credit for the colony establishment himself.
Specifically, his incredibly embellished stories of Pocahontas and his saving the colony of Jamestown from savages have been passed on as fact for more than 350 years.
*Gosnold, Lord Robert the principle financial backers of the failed Roanoke Colony, sent his cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh to establish the colony in 1586.
Our Gosnold family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward III of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
*Harrison, James married Elizabeth Mott, James was a 2nd cousin to President William Henry Harrison and a 3rd cousin to President Benjamin Harrison.
William Henry Harrison served as the first Governor of the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1816 with his cousin John Gibson serving in his stead from July 4, 1800 to January 10, 1801.
With Harrison's approval, General John Gibson named one of the first three counties in the territory, St. Clair County, for their cousin, Continental Army General Arthur St. Clair.
Our Harrison family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward I of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
Headley, Joseph m. Hanna Palmer 8/13/1706, father of Joshua Headley b. 10/17/1726
Hopkins, Stephen, m. Elizabeth Fisher, arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony in November, 1620, Early member of Jamestown 1609, First Families of Virginia.
Hopkins, Damaris, m. Jacob Cooke, Daughter of Mayflower passengers Stephen and Elizabeth, she was a second daughter names Damaris, the first dying young.
*Howland, Henry married Anne Margaret Aires, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Henry was an ancestor of seven presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush, as well as Sir Winston Churchill.
Both of my parents are descended from his son, John Howland, my mother is also descended from his second son Henry who married *Mary Newland.
Howland, John with his wife Elizabeth Tilley, and her parents John Tilley and Joan Hurst, all arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
John and Elizabeth Howland and obviously John and Joan Tilley are also ancestors of my mother, Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Hurt, Isabella m. *Philip Pendleton in 1682. The *Pendleton family descended from a significant line of European royalty.
*Hutchinson, John b. May 1643 at Salem, MA. d. 2 Aug 1676 at Salem, MA, m. Jul 1672 to Sarah Putnam, 1674-1740, daughter of John Putnam.
Ancestors of Lucy Hutchinson, the descendants of John Hutchinson were founders of the state of Rhode Island, escaping religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colonies.
Charles, The Prince of Wales, and President Andrew Jackson are direct descendants of John and Sarah, and his notable father, Colonel John Hutchinson.
A dark side of our family history, the Hutchinsons and Putnams were the accusers in the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials that resulted in the execution or imprisonment.
of almost 200 member of the community. Well worth further investigation, it is one of the most tragic, emotional and significant events in American history.
Janney, Thomas m. Margaret Heath, were early Philadelphia and Bucks County residents, and the grandparents of *Elsie Janney who married Moses Gibson.
Elsie Janney's mother *Elizabeth Stacy, was descended from an amazing line of English Royalty, including King Edward III and Roger Mortimer of Wigmore.
*Johnson, Elizabeth m. *Richard Tutt, both descended from early (FFV) Virginia colonists with significant European Royal ancestors.
Jones, Elizabeth m. *Benjamin Shackelford descended from the well known southern colonial aristocratic families of Thomas Rolfe, Richard Henry Lee, and Roger Shackleford.
*Keene, Matthew m. *Elizabeth Withers, both descended from early Virginia colonists with significant European Royal ancestors.
*Lee, Richard Henry Sr. the son of the Honorable Colonel Thomas Lee, and Hannah Harrison Ludwell who was the great uncle of Robert E. Lee.
This line is one of four family connections to the notable and well known southern colonial (FFV) aristocratic Lee family of Stratford Hall Plantation,Virginia.
Some of the Royal links in the Lee family are a result of genealogy research taken from manuscripts and books containing incorrect or fraudulent information written by Gustav Anjou.
Lettice, Thomas 1612-1681 m. Susanna Ring 1600-1631 daughter of William Ring and Mary Durrant.
*Lothrop, Rev. John b. 12/20/1584 m. Ann Hammond, son Barnabas m. Susanna Clark, descended from Lord Thomas Aston and European Royalty.
Livingston, John, b. about 1620
Lloyd, Samuel, m Margaret Dodd
Manton, Experience m. Peter Robinson son of Isaac Robinson and grandson of Rev. John Robinson and *Bridget White.
*Minor, Elizabeth married John Winn
*Mott, George married Elizabeth Mott, (2nd cousins)
Norris, Mary wife of Isaac Allerton and mother of Mary Allerton, all 1620 Mayflower passengers.
O'Conner, Betsey or Elizabeth
Palmer, Hanna b. 3/23/1683 daughter of John Palmer 1655-6/11/1726 and Christiana Jones 1660-7/8/1740
*Pendleton, Philip, Emigrated in 1674, son of George, b. c1600. The Pendleton family of (FFV)Virginia descended from a significant line of European royalty.
*Pettingall, John, of Manchester
*Pettus, Sir John, of Norwich
*Putnam, John Jr. (b. ca 1627-4/7/1710) & Rebecca Prence d. 11/6/1704, their daughter Sarah 1674-1740 m. John Hutchinson.
General Israel Putnam 1718 - 1790 was a grandson of John Sr, nephew of John Jr, and 1st cousin to Sarah Putnam.
There is no recorded evidence that Rebecca Prence was the grand daughter of Governor William Brewster, as recorded for more than 300 years.
Ring, William married Mary Durrant, both early Plymouth Colony members and ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Robinson, Rev. John 1575-1625 m. Bridget White, he was a leader and founding pastor of the pilgrims, arriving on the Anne in 1623.
His son Isaac, born 1610, was married twice, first to Margaret Handford and second to Mary (last name unknown), but was not Mary Faunce as recorded.
*Rolfe, Thomas m. Jane Poythress, was the only child of Pocahontas by her English husband John Rolfe. His only child, Jane Rolfe married Colonel Robert Bolling.
*Shackelford, John, as early settlers in King and Queen County in 1649, they were one of the first southern aristocratic (FFV) Virginia families.
Shenkmeyer, Mary Magdalene The only information I can find on Mary Shenkmeyer on the Wingerd family page.
Shurtleff, Susannah d. 7/27/1763 daughter of William and Susanna (Lathrop) Shurtleff
Shurtleff, William b. 6/16/1624, killed by lightning on 6/6/1666, he married Elizabeth Lettice 1636-10/31/1693, in 1645 and raised at least five children.
*Sinkler, Captain William, married Susannah Garner, parents of Esther Sinkler who married Isaac Gibson, and a highly respected Virginia family.
Captain Sinkler descended from the ancient and noble Scottish family of Baron Sinclair of Ravensheugh
Castle, and the Earls of Caithness.
*Skepper, William 1597-1650, early MBC colonists and significant Scottish Royal descent to King Robert I, "The Bruce", of Scotland.
*Skipper, Sarah 1639-1710 m. Walter Fairfield 1632-1723 son of John Fairfield Sarah was a cousin of President Calvin Coolidge.
Some of the Royal links in the Skipper family are a result of genealogy research taken from manuscripts and books containing incorrect or fraudulent information written by Gustav Anjou.
Sarah was a direct descendant of King Edward III of England, Charlemagne the
first Holy Roman Emperor , and Attila the Hun.
Springsteen, Johannes Casperszen married Maria Johannes Theunis, early Dutch Long Island residents and ancestors of singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
St. Clair, William was the grandfather of Continental Congress President and Continental Army General Arthur St. Clair.
*Stacy, Mahlon, 1638-1704, married Rebecca Ely, 1648-1711, settled in Nottingham, Burlington, New Jersey, parents of Elizabeth Stacy who married Abel Janney.
Sumner, Rodger b. 1576 m. Joan Franklin b. 2/13/1559, son William Sumner m. Mary West, Daughter Mary m. Joseph Swinnerton father of Sarah
Sutter, Mary 1774-1850 Daughter of Daniel Sutter and Eve C. Gardiner. Daniel was an uncle of Johann Augustus Sutter founder of Sutter's Fort.
Swinnerton, Sarah m. Deacon Joseph Whipple 2/2/1702 - 1740
*Taylor, John, 1754-1824, a great uncle of President Zachary Taylor, was directly descended from famous Martyrs, Dr. Rowland Taylor and William Tyndale.
Thatcher, Elizabeth m. Samuel Fuller 10/31/1700
Thomas, Martha married Richard Whitton June 4, 1770. She was the daughter of Abednego Thomas. Any information on Martha Thomas would be appreciated.
Tilley, Elizabeth with her husband John Howland, and her parents John Tilley and Joan Hurst, all arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. (Three lines)
*Tutt, Richard 1680-1728 m. 5/26/1703 *Mary Underwood, 1687-1743 daughter of William Underwood and a descendant of European Royalty.
Underwood, William married *Mary Moseley, a direct descendant of Sir William Gerard, Lord Chancellor of Ireland and his Royal ancestors.
William and Mary were ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
*Whiton, Thomas, Great grandfather of Thomas who was father of Richard who married Martha Thomas, and GGF of Abednego T. Whitton m. Maria Bower.
All descended from Mayflower passengers John Tilley, signed the Mayflower Compact, his wife Joan Hurst, and their daughter Elizabeth Tilley, who married John Howland, Signed Mayflower Compact.
*Whipple, Joseph 10/31/1666 - 1731 m. Sarah Hutchinson early MBC colonists. Declaration of Independence signer, William Whipple was a descendant of Joseph.
Joseph Whipple and Sarah Hutchinson are also ancestors of my mother, Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Wingerd, Abraham 3/15/1768 - 1/1/1820 The Wingerd family was from southern Germany.
*Wingfield, Edward, 1560 – 1631 He was one of the financial backer, first president, and the principal founder of Jamestown, Virginia.
*Winn, John 1553-1626 son of Owen Wynne descendants of Sir Thomas Gerrard and Dulcia Assheton, a direct descendant of Owain I of Gwynedd, King of Wales.
*John Winthrop Governor of Massachusetts Bay Company. Married Mary Forth, on 16 April 1605 and Thomasine Clopton, on 6 December 1615.
*Withers, Betsy d. 1825 m. Minor Winn 10/17/1765 Betsy is descended from many well known gateway ancestral families with documented Royal ancestry.
[There are many instances of homogamy, endogamy and consanguinity throughout our family trees, not an uncommon occurrence in large wealthy families of European descent.]
Our branch of the Gibson family is fully approved for membership in the following organizations:
Mayflower Society - Thirty one direct lineal ancestors arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony, Mass., in November of 1620. (sixteen approved)
Allerton, Isaac m. Norris, Mary with daughter Mary: Hopkins, Stephen, m. Fisher, Elizabeth, with daughter Constance: Cooke Francis, Fuller, Matthew m. Ann ? with son Samuel:
John Tilley m. Joan Hurst, with daughter Elizabeth Tilley m. John Howland, William and Mary Brewster.
Jamestown Society and the First Families of Virginia (14 ancestors listed)
most are descended from the Lee, Carter, Gilbert, Pendleton, Shackelford, Rolfe, Bolling, Harrison, Graves, Hopkins, Ludwell, Minor and Winn families.
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (23 patriots)
Sons and Daughters of the War of 1812 (9 ancestors)
Sons and Daughters of the US Civil War (both North and South)
FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS
National Society of the Sons and Daughters of Founders & Patriots
(Two Lines Approved) (Twelve lines recorded)
- Founder: Thomas Cushman
- Patriot: Isaac Cushman
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS (S&D PILGRIMS)
Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
Twenty lines (Twelve Lines Approved) Only descendants of James Cushman and Mary Whipple can make this claim.
As my grandfather was the only child of Amy Bower Whitton with a family,
and I am the only child of Thomas Cushman Gibson with biological children, there are very few of us remaining with more than 20 lines.
- Allerton, Isaac m. Norris, Mary with daughter Allerton, Mary, Constance Hopkins, Hopkins, Stephen, m. Fisher, Elizabeth, Cooke Francis, Matthew m. Ann Fuller,
John Tilley m. Joan Hurst, Elizabeth Tilley m. John Howland, William Brewster m. Mary Brewster.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONIST (SDAC)
Daughters of American Colonist National Homepage
Philip Livingston Chapter of DAC
(Seventeen Lines Approved) (at least twenty three lines recorded)
ORDER OF DESCENDANTS OF COLONIAL GOVERNORS (Seven Lines Approved and twenty three recorded)We are related to every American President within 14 generations, at least 27 American Presidents within 10 generations and seven presidents within 8 generations.
Being related to a president or descended from the Pilgrims or Royalty is not uncommon of colonial families of European descent dating from the 17th century.
What is uncommon is having more than 500 documented 17th century gateway ancestors in one family. "We are all cousins."
We are also descended from or related to at least 18 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, and more than sixty soldiers and thirty officers of the Continental Militia.
The National Huguenot Society maintains on its website an "open listing" of persons who have been documented,
to the satisfaction of The National Huguenot Society, to have been Huguenots, i.e., French Protestants living between 1520 and 1787.
Several of our ancestors are included in this list of Huguenots, especially Pieter Monfoort (number 4046).
General Society, Sons of the Revolution, Lancaster, PA Chapter, Our Gibson ancestors were founders of Lancaster County and active in this chapter.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) publishes a Patriot Index, a list of persons whose honorable service in the cause
of independence during the American Revolution renders their female descendants eligible for membership in the NSDAR.
Many of our ancestors appear in the Patriot Index and my mother is a full member. Both grandmothers and three great grandmothers were full members.
While I am not eligible for membership in the NSDAR (by not being female), I am eligible for membership in the equivalent organization for men, NSSAR,
the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. My father, both grandfathers, three great grandfathers and six gg grandfathers were full members.
Gibson Family Genealogy Notes
Written in 1898 by Rev. Dr. John Shackelford Gibson, corrected and updated by his sisters Ethel and Delia after his death.
1. Minor Winn GIBSON m. Elizabeth Pendleton SHACKELFORD
Minor Winn Gibson was born about 1797 in Hillsborough, Virginia. He died in 1877 in Lonaconing, Allegheny Co, Maryland.
The1820 census shows Minor and Elizabeth as newlyweds living in Berryville, Frederick Co, VA. In 1830, they are living in Culpeper Co VA with five children.
By 1840, they are in Rappahannock Co with a household of 3 adults and 10 children.
In 1860, they are living in Washington DC with Minor age 63, Elizabeth age 60, Moses age 23, James age 21 and Lucy age 36.
In 1870, the family is in Lonaconing,Allegheny Co., MD (p. 456A): Minor is listed as retired minister at age73, Elizabeth is age 70,
Lucy is teaching school at age 47 , James is a store clerk at age 30, and a 60 y.o. minister named A. Rankin is living with them at that time.
There is reference to Minor Winn Gibson writing genealogical articles in the Richmond Times about the Shackleford family history.
Married Elizabeth Pendleton Shackelford (b 14 Jun 1800 Cleveland,Culpeper Co, VA; died 8 Feb 1874 in Lonaconing) on16 Jun 1819.
The mother of Elizabeth is Lucy Pendleton Tutt, a notable early colonial family from Virginia.
1. Isaac Gibson (b 30 Jan 1828) in Rappahannock Co,VA) see above.
2. Lucy E. Gibson (b ~1824) employed as school teacher, didn't marry. In 1860, age 36 living with parents in Washington DC.
In 1870,age 47 living with parents, teaching school in Lonaconing MD.
3. Mary Ellen Gibson (b ?) Married Dr. James Madison Porter of Frostburg, MD.
Two children: Thomas Glissan Porter (b ~1849, lived in Frostburg) and Lucy Porter Teddy (b ~1852, lived in Piedmont).
Mary died young and Dr Porter remarried twice before he died in 1890.
4. Martha Irene Gibson (b ?)
5. Alcinda Esther Gibson (b 1830) Married Dr. G.E. (Ellis) Porter of Frostburg, MD in 1853. Lived in Lonaconing.
Had nine children, 6 of whom were deceased in 1889 when Dr. Porter died.
Alcinda filed for widow's veterans benefits in 1890 in Lonaconing (dist 18).
6. John St. Pierre Gibson (b ?) Became a doctor and married Mary Wallace of Augusta, GA.
7. Moses Gibson (b ~1837) In 1860 he is age 23 living with parents in Washington DC.
8. James Green Gibson (b ~1839) In 1860 he is age 21 living with his parents in Washington DC.
In 1870 he is age 30 and working as a store clerk in Lonaconing, living with his parents.
2. Rev. Isaac GIBSON m. Annie Sophia WINGERD
Rev. Isaac Gibson was born on 30 Jan 1828 at Bowling Green, Flint Hill in Rappahanock Co., VA. He died 12 Jun 1906 in Norristown, Montgomery Co, PA.
At age 22 he began his career in ministry, first with the Methodist Church and then later with the Episcopal Church.
The 1860 census shows the family in Sheperdstown, Jefferson Co., VA: Isaac age 32, minister, Annie age 28, John age 6, Ethel age 4, Muscoe age 1,
and also Annie's younger siblings Margaret age 19 and George age 15)
He served as minister for churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He served as rector of the Old Fork Church in Hanover Co, VA. Other church jobs included the following--1866: Asst Rector of Zion Church in Charlestown, WV.1866-1868: Rector of St. Martin's Parish, VA. 1868-70: Danville, KY;1870-71: Calvary Church, Louisville, KY; 1871-72: Trinity Church in Covington, KY; then to St. John's in Norristown from 1872 until his death in 1906; he was made Rector Emeritus there in 1898. He is listed in the Norristown City Directory 1888-1893, residing at 27 E. Airy and also 17 E. Elm St in Norristown, PA. The Southern Churchman said in his obituary that he"was the author of several works on the Higher Criticism, the latest,"Reasons for the Higher Criticism" being well-known." Author: Leading Higher Critics on the Origin of the Levitical Law, 1894; The Pentateuch and Joshua, 1895; Reasons for the Higher Criticisms of the Hexateuch, 1897.
There is a stained glass window in the sanctuary dedicated to Rev. Isaac Gibson. Explore the St. John's Church web pages for more information and images.
Married Annie Sophia Wingerd in 1853.
1. John Shackelford Gibson (b 22 Dec 1853) in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD. See above.
2. Ethel Wingerd Gibson (b ~1856) In 1930 census, Ethel and Delia are residing together unmarried (ages 63 and 57) in Norristown, PA. Ethel's occupation listed as commercial retail dry goods.
3. Muscoe Minor Gibson (b 6 Feb 1859) in Blacksburg, VA. Lawyer in Norristown, PA. Married Amy Bower Whitton. In 1930, he is listed in the census as a lawyer, age 60, living with his son, Joseph Whitton, age 20, and a servant.
"The law firm which was for many years Larzelere & Gibson, Mr. Larzelere's partner being Muscoe M. Gibson, son of Rev. Isaac Gibson, has within a few years been enlarged further by the addition of Gilbert R. Fox, also of Norristown, the firm name being Larzelere, Gibson & Fox, in which working shape it is prepared to take up any and all legal business that is presented, and carry it to a successful issue. From: "Ellwood Roberts' Biographical Annals,1904: Montgomery Co, PA Vol I - Part 1: pp. 1-19."
"MUSCOE M. GIBSON, son of the Rev. Isaac Gibson, was born at Blacksburg, Virginia on February 6, 1859. He acquired his education at the Norristown High School, at the Treemount Seminary, under Professor John W. Loch, and at Lafayette College, where he was graduated in 1880. He studied law in the office of Benjamin E. Chain,Esq., was admitted to the bar of Montgomery County in June, 1883, and then located in business in Norristown, where he is now in practice,"from: "History: Local: Chapter XXXVI : The Bench and Bar - Part II :Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA"
4. Delia Pendleton Gibson (b 1862) is listed on the 1930 census as living with her sister Ethel in Norristown and unmarried. Her occupation is listed as a music teacher.
Rev John Shackleford GIBSON m. Ilicia Wheeler DAVIS
Rev. John Shackelford Gibson was born on 22 Dec 1853 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, VA. He died on 4 Dec 1912 in Virginia. He was educated at Hanover Academy in Hanover Co VA. He also attended school at the Central University in Lexington, KY and the University of Cincinnati. He attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia from 1872-1875. His first assignment was as a missionary to the Diocese of Kentucky 1875-1879. He was then an assistant pastor at St. Michael's Church in Trenton, NJ from 1879-80,missionary in southern Ohio from 1880-1882, pastor of Nelson parish in West Virginia from 1882-1890, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, VA from 1890-92. He took over as the minister of Trinity Episcopal Church in Huntington WV from 1892-1912.He had just accepted a new ministry position back in Virginia at Christ Church in Gordonsville when he died of a heart attack. He was buried in Trenton, NJ. At the time of his death, the Southern Churchman publication said of him that he was "a devout Churchman and a scholarly preacher.; noted especially, for his missionary zeal..."
Married Ilicia Wheeler Davis on 12 Jan 1881 in Trenton, NJ.
1. Frances Bodine Gibson (b 5 Nov 1881)
2. Rev. James Davis Gibson (b Oct 1883) James Davis became a clergyman like his father and grandfather. He worked as rector in the same church as his grandfather (Trinity Church in Covington, KY), and married Mary Leadbetter. In 1930, the family is listed in Fort Mitchell, Kenton Co KY: James was working as an Episcopal clergyman and living with his wife Mary and their children John Gibson age 19,Janet Gibson age 17, James Gibson age16, Douglas Gibson age 11 and Philip Gibson age 8. Rev James died on 5 Mar 1932 in Covington KY.
3. Anna Gibson (b Sep 1885) Anna married Lieut Col J.M. (John Mitchell) Willis, who worked with the Medical Corp, US Army.Stationed in Fort Snelling, MN at one point. In 1930, Ann and her husband were living on the Ft Leavenworth Base in Kansas, with their son John Willis Jr , age 14, who was born in the Philippine Islands.
4. Dr. John Shackelford Gibson Jr. (b Jan 1887), John Shackelford Jr. attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, became a Major in Medical Corp, US Army, and married Patty Braxton. In 1930 John is listed as a Surgeon at the "Government Hospital" in Washington DC. He is living with wife Patty and a daughter Eleanor Gibson and has a profound interest in Gibson genealogy.
5. Philip Pendleton Gibson Esq. (b Jun 1890). Became a prominent lawyer in Huntington. One source mentions him as "of Washington & Lee University in Lexington". He married Morrell Sanford. In 1930, Philip and Morrell are listed in Huntington, Cabell Co WV.
The following are excerpts of a letter from a noted professional genealogist who questioned our incredible family history and pedigree:
"After spending several “fun” evenings on the Gibson ancestry, I am happy to report verified multiple Royal or noble lines of descent
through the Gibson, Knowlton, Swett, Whitton, Whipple, Tutt, Metzger, Mayhew, Norton, Cushman, Hutchinson, Putnam, Shackelford and Pendleton family lines."
"Tom's ancestry is unique in his direct multiple descent from founders of all of the principle early English colonization attempts of our country."
"His family is the only one that I know of that is closely related to the families of all four presidents with images carved on Mount Rushmore."
"He is exceptionally unique in his descent from many 16th century Native Americans from Virginia, Pennsylvania and New England."
"Tom's ancestors are descended, via New England immigrants to the Philadelphia area, Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania, and northern Virginia,
from a plethora of
Mayflower passengers, New England colonial ancestors and founders of Jamestown, Virginia.
I suspect Tom and his children have more documented Mayflower blood ancestors than anyone else on the face of the earth."
"He is directly descended from or related by a single marriage to all Mayflower Pilgrims with colonial descendants."
"Tom is a ninth cousin to both HRH Prince Charles of Wales, and Diana, the former Princess of Wales.
His sons, Chris and Jon Gibson are double cousins to Princes William and Harry.
Tom is also a multiple 9th cousin to both George and Laura Bush."
Update: President Barack Obama, George Bush, and Thomas K. Gibson are all direct descendants of Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soole.
Thomas Knowlton Gibson is actually an eighth great uncle to the President of the United States and a ninth cousin to the former president.
The letter to the Obama girls from the bush twins, Barbara and Jenna, is actually to their 9th cousins Malia and Sasha. (I wonder if they know it.)Please note that these relationships are not unique to anyone of Scottish, English or European descent, tracing colonial ancestry to the 17th century.
Chris and Jon, the letter is also very relevant to both of you, it is well written and has a superb message that is meaningful and poignant.
In twelve generations you could easily have more than one thousand different ancestors unless there is significant consanguinity in your family tree.
The chances of some of them being descended from Royalty or a Mayflower Passenger is actually quite probable, (1 in 5 or 20%).
We are directly descended from thousands of Emperors, Pharaohs, Kings, Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Counts, Viscounts, Barons and Knights.
Thomas Knowlton Gibson is a member or is eligible for full membership
in the following Military, Genealogy and Hereditary Societies.
Presidential Families of America
First Families of America
America's First Families
First Families of Virginia
Established Families in America
National Society of the Sons of Colonial New England
National Society of Sons of American Colonists
National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Descendants of the Knights of Bath
Descendants of British Royal Families
Military Order Of The Crusades
Hereditary Society Blue Book
Order of the Crown in America
Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
Baronial Order of the Magna Carta
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD)
Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors (Life Member) (SAMMA Founding Member)
Society of Descendants of Founders of Jamestown Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Plymouth Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Popham Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Roanoke Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Martha's Vineyard Island
Society of Descendants of Early American Quakers
Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy
Order Of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
Order Of Descendants Of Colonial Governors
FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS (S&D PILGRIMS)
Sons and Daughters of Early American Witches
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR Member) Dad was an SAR member, Mom is an active DAR member.
Sons and Daughters of the War of 1812
Sons of the US Civil War (North and South)
Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
New England Society of New York
General Society of Colonial Wars
Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
Welsh Society of Philadelphia
Order of Indian Wars in the United States of America (many ancestors)
General Society, Sons of the Revolution, (GSSR Member) My father, grandfather and great grandfather were members
General Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (more than 18 ancestors)
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (more than 18 ancestors)
Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (4 GGGG Grandfathers)
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (1 GG Grandfather) and (2 GGG Grandfathers)
Order of The First World War (Grandfather) (U. S. ARMY)
Order of The Second World War (Father) (Lt., U. S. Marines)
Military Order of the World Wars (Father and Grandfather)
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States (Self)
Vietnam War Veterans (Self)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (The VFW) (Self) (Life Member)
MICA, Military Intelligence Corp Association (Self) (Life Member) MICA is the organization that maintains the Knowlton Award
American Legion (self)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
Order Of The Honorable Artillery Company Inc.
Royal Society of Saint George
Sons of the American Legion
You got it from your father, it was all he had to give.
So it's yours to use and cherish, for as long as you may live.
If you lose the watch he gave you, it can always be replaced.
But a black mark on your name, son, can never be erased.
It was clean the day you took it, and a worthy name to bear.
When he got it from his father, there was no dishonor there.
So make sure you guard it wisely, after all is said and done.
You'll be glad the name is spotless, when you give it to your son.
Thomas K. Gibson is a member of these organizations.
Boy Scouts of America, 25 years service, Former Scout Master, Unit Commissioner, York City District Commissioner.
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, 35 years service, Senior Vice President and Director of Engineering.
WVYC Radio, 38 years service, Founder, Faculty Advisor and Supervisor, Director of Engineering.
Shohola Museum of Communications and Technology, Founder and Curator.
Society of Broadcast Engineers, 25 years service, Officer and Committee Chair.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 35 years, Deacon, Church Council, Lay Assisting Minister, and Committee Chair.
York Amateur Radio Club, member since 1972, Past President and Director of Education.
Camp Shohola Amateur Radio Club, 43 years member, Founder, President and Trustee.
Camp Shohola Scholarship Foundation, Honored member for fifty years of service.
Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage Society, 35 years, current president and member of the Board of Trustees.
York Heritage Trust, member since 1972 and public speaker.
Naval Order of the United States (Honored Life Member)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (Honored Life Member)
MICA, Military Intelligence Corp Association (Life Member) MICA is the organization that maintains the Knowlton Award
Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors (Life Member) (SAMMA Founding Member)
Tom was recently featured on a front page article in "Radio World" Magazine for his contributions to the industry.
He was also recently recognized for 50 years at Camp Shohola with a gold watch, rocking chair and the "Argus" dedication.
With more than thirty direct Mayflower ancestors, at least ten more by marriage,
and more than fifty blood lines to the founders of the Plymouth Plantation,
our immediate family is extremely unique in our multiple descent from the "first arrivals" of the Plymouth Colony.
If you have an Ancestry.com account, or are willing to sign up for a free one, you are invited to view our complete family tree.
It is one of the largest on the web, with almost 160,000 entries in 42,000 families, many going back more than 2000 years.
The Ancestry.com listing includes hundreds of Royal and Noble ancestors, more than 1200 images, stories and descriptions, and thousands of citations.
A few of the older listing on Ancestry.com (before 1500) might be in error due to their "One World Tree" systematic approach, always verify your sources.
With links to published Royal Ancestral Trees, we have identified more than 12 million ancestors in our Gibson and Knowlton family trees.
Please view our complete family tree on Rootsweb.com, with almost 155,000 entries in 42,000 families.
We have family trees posted on five other genealogy web sites including Genealogy.com and Genes Reunited.com, all created from "One World Tree".
With hundreds of links to published royal family trees, we have identified more than 12 million ancestors, obviously one of the largest family trees on the web.
Thanks for reading and sharing our genealogy pages,
Our E-mail address is GibsonFamily@mayflowerman.com
Tom is a Professor at York College of Pennsylvania, Museum Curator,
Telecommunications Manager, Radio Engineer, Summer Camp Director,
IBS Corporate Vice President, and founder of SAMMA,
the Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors.
He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and life member of the VFW,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and has been active in scouting for more than 25 years.
Tom is a professional lecturer and a long time member of the York College Speakers Bureau.
His many talks include, Identifying Many Myths of Plymouth Plantation, General Arthur St. Clair,
The Real Causes of the Salem Witch Trials, Forgotten Founders of Colonial America,
Bartholomew Gosnold, Founder of Jamestown, Judge Edmund Pendleton, Father of Our Country,
and Colonel Thomas Knowlton, the First American Spy.
Do you have more than ten, direct blood related, Mayflower ancestors?
E-mail SAMMA@mayflowerman.com for information in joining SAMMA, the Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors.
If approved for membership, you will receive a handsome gold bordered certificate suitable for framing,
and optionally, having your name placed on a web page listing your total number of Mayflower ancestors.
Member will also receive periodic e-mail newsletters.
These pages have received the prestigious "Preserving Our Family History Award".
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