expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) James Gibson

born:   16 October 1687 in Dumfries, Scotland
died:  Abt 1765 in Bedford County, Virginia

Resided in Clogher, Tyrone County, Ulster, Ireland before emigrating to Virginia sometime between 1723 and 1732. 
Elder in the Presbyterian Church. James and Eleanor lived in the South River Settlement (present day Lynchburg) along the James River. 

WILL OF JAMES GIBSON: 
In the name of God Amen. I James Gibson of Bedford County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I will that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged by my son James Gibson
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Randall Gibson one Negrow named Bumboro to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequive to my daughter Elizabeth Candler teen pounds current mony to heir and her heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequive to my daughter Jane  --  teen pounds current mony to heir and her heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequive to my daughter Catherine Hale teen pounds current mony to heir and her heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequive to my daughter Hanner Cook teen pounds current mony to heir and her heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequive to my son in law Josiah Gibson five shilings current mony to him.
Item. I give and bequive to the ears [heirs] of my son John Gibson deceased five shilings current mony to them & their ears [heirs].
Item. I give and bequive to the sons of my son Archbell Gibson deceased five shilings current mony to them & their ears [heirs].
Item. I give and bequive to my son James Gibson all my hole estate of every thing both real and personal, nevertheless my will and desire is that my son James Gibson pay of the above legaries at the expration of twelve monts after being duly proved as is directed and if my son James Gibson shall die without heire then my desire is that the remainder of his estate be equally divided among my children one with another and my desire is that my son James Gibson shall injoy all my hole estate to him and his heirs, Ext's, administrators and assines for ever.
Lastly this my last will and testament hereby disannulling and disallowing all other will or wills here to fore dated, sealed with my seal and dated this fourteenth day of Apral one thousand seven hundred and sixty four.
Signed: Jams Gibson
Test. Jerh. Early [Col. Jeremiah Early, great-grandfather of Confederate General Jubal Early]
Heneritta Boyd [or Bond] her march [mark]
John Wenright his march [mark]

Images of James Gibson's Original Will

Father:  John Gibson
Mother: 

Spouse:  Margaret Eleanor Corrie
m. 27 November 1706 in Dumfries, Scotland

Children:
1. John Gibson I
2. James Gibson, Jr.
3. Randall Gibson (m. Anne //, Nancy Hunt)
4. Archibald Gibson
5. Elizabeth Gibson (m. John Candler, Sr.)
6. Jane Gibson (m. // Tilliss)
6. Catherine Gibson (m. Meshack Hale)
7. Hannah Gibson (m. William Cook)
8. Joseph Gibson
9. (Daughter) Gibson (m. Josiah Gibson)