Person:John Gibson (146)

John Gibson
m. Abt 1799
  1. Susan Gibson1799 -
Facts and Events
Name John Gibson
Gender Male
Birth[1] Apr 1761 Caroline County, Virginia
Marriage Abt 1799 Fayette County, Kentucky[married at Dorcas Hinton's Father's House]
to Dorcas Hinton
Death[1] 17 Mar 1834 Scott County, Kentucky
  1. 1.0 1.1 Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension Application of John Gibson W25627 Dorcas Gibson VA
    Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris.

    Commonwealth of Kentucky}
    Circuit Court for the County of Scott} Sct
    On this 27th day of August [1832] personally appeared before the Judge of of the Scott Circuit Court now sitting John Gibson of the County of Scott & State of Kentucky, aged 71 years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832.The s’d John Gibson says that he was born 2[?]th day of April 1761 in Caroline County Virginia. That during the revolution he lived in s’d County. That during that war he served 3 militia tours of two months each – that he does not know of any person who can prove his services within his reach but will detail hiss’d Services as well as he can recollect. He served his first tour in 1780. Cant recollect his officers except Maj’r. [Thomas] Armistead & Col Mathews [probably Sampson Mathews]. he was stationed at Williamsburg nearly all the time – no fighting.He served a second tour in 1781 under Col Mathews & Maj’r. Armstead. he was stationed principally in this tour at Williamsburg. no fighting but had to retreat seven miles from Williamsburg. Maj’r. Armstead took 200 men & went down & fired on the British the same night. – Then they marched to Richmond –Camped at Chocko Hill [sic: Shockoe Hill] in the suburbs of the Town & the British while we were there came on the opposite side of James River & our forces fired cannon at them. the British retreated out ofsight & came same day & burnt our Ware Houses with the tobaco &c in them. 3d Tour in 1781 about 2 weeks after his discharge at Richmond he volunteered for two months more under command of CaptLeak, under Genl Lafayette & Gen’l. [Anthony] Wayne – Wayne & Fayette united at the Racoon ford [10 Jun 1781] the British marched down James River on the North Side & our army followed them to JamesTown. Genl Wayne with his corps fought the British at Jamestown [Battle of Green Springs Plantation, 6July]. we marched to Mobin Hill [sic: Malvern Hill] 10 or 15 miles below Richmond. Discharged at this point – never obtained written discharges. no register of his age.He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, & he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
    John [his X mark] Gibson

    NOTE: On 15 May 1856 Dorcas Gibson, 77, of Audrain County MO, applied for bounty land as the widow of John Gibson. On 17 Dec 1857 at age 78 and living in Boone County MO, she applied for a pension stating that as Dorcas Hinton she married John Gibson in 1800, and he died at their home on Eagle Creek in Scott County KY on 17 March 1834. On 6 Jan 1858 Nancy Hinton, 69, of Scott County,certified the marriage and stated that Dorcas Hinton was the daughter of James Hinton. On 16 April 1858 William and Sary Penn stated that in the family Bible of Capt. Samuel Penn was recorded the date of birth of his second wife, Susan Gibson, oldest daughter of John and Dorcas Gibson, and that she was born on 25 July 1799. The file also includes the following statement:

    In the Name of the Commonwealthe of Kentuckey Sct,
    This day [16 April 1858] Personeley Appeared Before me [Jacob B. Neal] A Justice of the Peacein an for Scott County Kentuckey Nansey Jeames and John Vance.And was Duley Sworned an Deposethe an sayethe, I Sertife that John Gibson an Darcas HintonWas Married at Hir Farthers House in Fayette County Kentuckey, About sixty years ago yours. Furtheremy Farthers Name was Peter AntleAnd I well Remember coming home Withe Uncol John Gibson and Ant Dorcas Gibson to EagleCreek it Eagle creeke in Scott County Ky, was then a Wilderness Part of the Contry an Neare to TurkeyFoot whare they went to House ceaping an from there Uncol an Ant Gibson Moved to the Horseshue Bend of main Eagle Creek whare he lived maney years be Fore he Died.I Loved my Ant an Frequentley went to see them Frome my Grand Farthers Hintons. I Also Remember Hearing Uncol John Gibson Relate some of the Triales and Suffering of the Farthers in the Revolutionary War Withe England that they had to get Thorns to Pine [pin] there clothing an great was there Distressthey suffering an i No Uncle John Gibson Died A Bout 24 years ago An that Ant Darcas Gibson is the IDentical Widowe of Uncle John Gibson whoe moved to Missoura some yeare ago an I Feel Disenteresed in making these statements.
    Nancy James/ John Vance