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Descendants of Adonit Deguibe


Generation No. 18


18. JOHN GIBBS18 SR. (JOHN YORK17 GIBBS, JOHN16, NATHANIEL15, JOHN14, JOHN13, HENRY12, RALPH11, ROBERT10 GIBBES, ROBERT9 GYBBES, THOMAS8 GYBBYS, THOMAS7, THOMAS6, UNKNOWN5, UNKNOWN4, UNKNOWN3, THOMAS2, ADONIT1 DEGUIBE) (Source: tjbarro rootsweb worldconnect.) was born March 03, 1755 in Burke County NC, and died October 18, 1847 in Frozen Creek Breathitt County KY. He married HANNAH MASON MUCHMORE (Source: tjbarro rootsweb worldconnect.), daughter of SHADRACH MUCHMORE and MARY MASON. She was born February 08, 1759 in Cumberland County PA, and died November 17, 1850 in Morgan County KY.

Notes for J
OHN GIBBS SR.:
The Gibbs family came to America from England in early colonial days. At the time of William the Conqueror the family seems to have come into the British Isles from France. One French spelling of the word was Guibe, one early English form was Bybby. The sheaf of wheat on the Gibbs coat of arms is and old English symbol of landownership.

In 1777 John was a guard for Colonel Peter Rogers's company at Portsmouth VA. In 1778 he was in the militia in Colonel Lytle's company in Granville County NC. On 3/17/1799 he enlisted in General Green's army of reinforced troops. While living in Burke County NC in 1780 he enlisted and served three months under Captain Clark. In 1781 he enlisted in the Halifax County VA militia in Captain Long's company and in that same year they fought in the battle of Cornwallis. In 1781 he was called again and served several months under Captain John Couley.

For a time during the Revolutionary War John was a member of the North Carolina legislature.

John fought at the battle of Blue Licks which was the last battle fought at Fort Boonesborough about 1780. John witnessed the slaying of Daniel Boone's son by the indians.


In 1838 he resided in Bedford TN. He came to KY over the Cumberland Gap road, bringing his household effects on pack horses. John made his application for the Revolutionary War pension while living in TN. John and Hannah settled on Frozen Creek and built the Gibbs homestead on Quicksand. They were one of the first prominent families on Quicksand. John and Hannah returned to the Gibbs homestead in 1841. At the time of his death John was living with his youngest son Nathan Gibbs on the Gibbs homestead on Frozen Creek. The Breathitt County chapter of the D. A. R. found his grave in Breathitt County in 1956. John is buried in a small family grave yard called the Francis Marion Day Cemetery (on the old Burl Cundiff farm) located on top of a knoll overlooking HWY 15 behind the Van Cleve post office. It is about one mile south of the intersection of KY 15 and 205. The grave is covered with a large hewn limestone boulder and a Revolutionary War tombstone marks the grave. John's son first owned the farm where he is buried.

There is a mountain in North Carolina in the Black Mountain Range that is named Gibbs Mountain in honor of John Gibbs.

There's some discrepancy about the parentage of Hannah. It has been passed down through the years that she was the first cousin once removed of Daniel Boone, perhaps being the daughter of Johnathan Boone. The Boone name has come down through the years in the Gibbs family history. According to a Gibbs book by Vernon Lee Gibbs, he states that Hannah Boone possibly married a man named Muchmore and when he died she married John Gibbs. There is also a possibility that she was the daughter of Shadrack Steven Sharpen Muchmore. Both families were in PA at the same time and some of Shadracks's children were in PA and others in WV near the OH river. Hannah is buried in an unmarked grave in Hazel Green Cemetery on 191 in Hazel Green. She was blind and may have had diabetes.

More About J
OHN GIBBS SR.:
Burial: Francis Marion Day Cem Breathitt County KY

More About H
ANNAH MASON MUCHMORE:
Burial: Hazel Green Cem Hazel Green KY
     
Children of J
OHN SR. and HANNAH MUCHMORE are:
19. i.   EBENEZER FOREST19 GIBBS, b. 1784, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1870.
20. ii.   JOHN JR GIBBS, b. 1786, North Carolina; d. Unknown.
  iii.   MARY GIBBS, b. 1786, Caswell, Burke County NC; d. Unknown.
  iv.   SALLY GIBBS, b. 1788, Burke County NC; d. Unknown.
  v.   SARAH GIBBS, b. 1791, North Carolina; d. Unknown.
  vi.   NATHAN GIBBS, b. October 12, 1793, Burke County NC; d. Unknown.


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