I realize this is an old thread but I am a Gibson who is also doing family research. I am at a dead end with my paper trail with Robert Gibson b.1825 Ireland, although I don't know where. He married a woman named Ann, and emigrated to America (New York) most likely in the late 1840's. Based on surname history I suspect he made it to Ireland by way of Scotland during the plantation period, but I don't know for certain. I have had my DNA tested and belong to the Gibson surname project but I don't have any close DNA matches yet.
regarding Ziba Gibson
This is quoted from :GIBSON Genealogy in North Carolina
Gibson Family and you will find a Ziba (which I think could be a Jewish name) on about the 5th paragraph down...'
EXtract from speech delivered by Col. J. Preston Gibson at a Reunion of
the Gibson Family in 1905.
On the side it says: This is a history of the branch of the Gibson Family
at Gibson,NC and SC.
".....Ziba, and who died in Va soon after arriving in this country. These two
boys, Nelson and Thomas, both enlisted in the Revolutionary War, having
recently fled from Europe, they were fired with a desire for freedom and
bravely fought under Gen. Marion and other patriotic chieftains for
Colonial Independence. In more instances than one are these two Gibson boys
mentioned and complimented for their brazenness and heroism. This same
Thomas Gibson was Mr. Eli" Gibson's grandfather, he and his brother Nelson
both married sisters whose maiden names were William's.
The unmarried daughter of this widow, who came with her mother and two
brothers from Scotland to Va. and later to Richmond County, NC, married old
man " Wild Cat Billy Smith" the Grandfather of Major Wm. E. Smith, and
great grandfather of Mrs. Henry D. Gibson and myself on my mother's side..."
I do hope you can find the full article, as it is too long to post here.
With my thanks to Diane Mason in the hope she doesn't mind me passing this on
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