Person:Mary Smith (1061)

m. common law marriage abt 1863
  1. Mary Frances Smith1863 - 1955
  2. Martha J. Smith1866 - Aft 1920
  3. John H. SmithAbt 1868 -
  4. James Yancey Smith1874 - 1951
  5. M. Annie SmithAbt 1876 -
  6. Candia Smith1880 - Aft 1942
  7. Darian Major Smith1882 - Aft 1930
m. 2 DEC 1886
  1. Wallace Gibson1887 - 1910
  2. Josephine E. Gibson1890 - Aft 1973
  3. Mary Evelyn Gibson1892 - 1963
  4. Beatrice Gibson1894 - 1969
  5. Bertha Mae Gibson1895 - 1930
  6. William Cullen Gibson1898 - 1976
  7. John Jefferson Gibson1900 - 1973
  8. Kathleen Caroline Gibson1905 - 1987
Facts and Events
Name Mary Frances Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] DEC 1863 Mayo, Rockingham, North Carolina, United State
Marriage 2 DEC 1886 Mayo Twshp., Rockingham County, North Carolinato John Wesley Gibson
Death[1] 1955 Virginia, United States
Burial[1] Freeman, Brunswick, Virginia, United StatesReedy Creek Baptist Church

8/4/2010: Dorothy Gibson Crane told Eric Fleshood that her Grandma Gibson had a darker complexion and high cheek bones--features that made it believable that she was Indian. However, she also said that the story that she was part Indian didn't quite satisfy because it didn't explain why Dr. Darian Smith would marry an Indian. Grandma Gibson (Mary F.) also said that her father disowned her when she decided to Mary John W. Gibson because he was a "hobo." Dorothy says she remembers Grandma and Grandpa Gibson coming back from a funeral in North Carolina and she ordered an oyster dish. She didn't eat it all and wanted to take the leftovers home--she referred to the leftovers as "draps." Could this be a word unique to the slave community? Dorothy also says she remembers that her grandmother ate a healthy diet--she liked to crumble cornbread into the drippings or broth of vegetables she would make. She says that Mary was a very religious woman and really believed in keeping the Sabbath holy.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , (I), datavase and digital images ( : accesse
    Accessed; 6/17/2010.

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  2. "Moore and Robinson Families," compiled by Carol Ann Moore Robinson, ((sc)(e-mail address(/sc)) (sc)mailing ad
    Mary F. Smith.

    Name: ItemOfInterest
    VALUE: Mary F. Smith

  3.   1870, Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC, schedule 1 - inhabitants, , ; digital image, Family Search Record S
    Martins Lime Kiln Post Office; p.10; dwelling 64, family 64; Mary Smith; Viewed; 8/3/2010.

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    VALUE: Mary Smith
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    VALUE: 8/3/2010

  4.   Elvin E. Perkins Jr., The Smith Family of Rockingham County, North Carolina, Volume 1: Drury Smith of Paw Paw

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    VALUE: 41