Hello, hope I have the right topic but I was wondering if anyone has any Gibson or Wilkinson ancestors that intermarried? This is going back 7 gens but Joel Wilkinson (1745-??) was born in Powhatan co, VA in 1745 lived in Greensville Co, VA in 1783 and married Neoma Gibson (1753-1795) who was born in Caswell co, NC and they had a daughter together named Sally Sarah Wilkinson (1765-1845). Sally was born in Pittsylvania co, VA and as far as I am aware, she had her son Benjamin Gosnell in Virginia around 1797 and then the whole family left for Barren co, Kentucky. No idea why but after doing some research on Barren, it seems that it was perfect for growing tobacco so that may be why, but I am unsure of the family occupation.
The family surnames on my paternal side would be: Gibson, Wilkinson, Barton, Bowles, Campbell, Gosnell, Hughes, Anderson and Scott. The origin for most of these families are in the Tidewater of Virginia (New Kent, Henrico, Goochland), the Piedmont (Caswell, Pittsylvania) and they all ended up moving to south east kentucky and then moving west to mason county, close to chillicothe.
If anyone has any information it would be much appreciated! thank you
Don’t have specific information about these families. However, there are other groups that moved from NC/VA to KY at this time (1790s). There are a number who move to early Bardstown in Nelson County KY. If you look at the surnames from early Bardstown, roughly one third are surnames that are on Siouan descendant lists.
The first Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 may have been a factor. The shifting of power from British North America to the USA may also have been a factor. Many NC/VA Natives allied with the British in the American Revolution. This is who their treaties were with. The new powers governing the USA often did not recognize previous treaties with the British.