I just about have my July trip planned…tracing my Gibson migration. I have a hole however that maybe some of you can help me with.
I do not have enough time to trace them pre-1750’s, but will start in the Orange, co. NC area.
From Orange the family appears to have headed West. The 1800 census has them in Ashe and after that I lose them until 1820 in Floyd, KY. However, others are in Floyd 1810, such as Meridith, Arch, and Ezekiel. My George was born in 1813 Perry, KY, which appears to be enroute to Floyd, KY.
The 1800 Ashe county census shows “Andrew Gibson”, Vadery and Valentine Collins. I believe Vadery went on to Tenn. I was wondering if Andrew and Valentine took this route on their way to KY? Any help would be much appreciated.:)
Linda wrote: When will you be down here? Maybe Felicia and I can meet you, or if you’re down here on the 21st you could come on the Cheroenhaka pow wow and meet lots of people.
It would be great to meet you, Felicia and others. I will look at our schedule and see if we can make it to Courtland. 🙂
I am really excited about this trip; I am really looking forward to traveling hwy. 460 from Beckley, WV to Grundy VA and into Ky (Pikeville, Saylersville, etc.). I am sure this the the route my family traveled from KY to VA and on into WV. I want to stop in at OBSN as my family lived in Orange, NC before KY and do some research.
Linda wrote: Was that Beckley, WV or Berkley? I had people in Berkley.
Yeah, it was Beckley, however I was mistaken in that 460 branches off around Bluefield, which is South of Beckley on I-77. My family has been in Nicholas Co, since abt 1900, which is why I wanted to get in touch with Brenda C Dillon. Our families lived very close (around Richwood); This is where my father was born and my aunts and cousins live. I just talked to my brother for the first time and am looking forward to meeting him in July as well.:)
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