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Albemarle County, VA
Marriages Solemized by Rev. John Gibson 1800-1846
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(Source: Gleanings of Virginia History. An historical and genealogical collection (1903) by Boogher, William Fletcher pg: 384-396. Submitted by Chris)

 

MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, BY THE REV. JOHN GIBSON, FROM 1800 TO 1846.

John Gibson was born 1759, in Culpeper county, Virginia, son of Peter, where he resided until 1782. He was reared on the plantation of his father with only the limited opportunities of the Log Cabin School House for an education, and these but for three months in the year.

September 30, 1778, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted as a private soldier in the Culpeper county militia, or minute-men, under Capt. Francis Miller, with whom he marched from Cul?peper to Orange, thence to Spotsylvania, thence to Essex county, and later to Mobinhills, below Richmond, at which place his command was stationed four weeks with troops from all parts of Virginia. Subsequently they marched to Williamsburg, where he remained till the end of the service for which he enlisted.

In 1779 he again enlisted for three months, as a substitute for his father, Peter, under Capt. James Smith; was at Williamsburg, Norfolk and Jamestown. In April of that year he was honorably discharged.

In 1781 John Gibson was drafted, on his own account, by Capt. Fisher Rice, under whom he marched from Culpeper to Louisa county. He served until discharged, returning to his home in Culpeper. In 1782 he removed with his parents to Albemarle county, where he married and reared a large family, living in the same neighborhood for sixty-eight years.

In early life Mr. Gibson made a profession of religion, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1793 he was licensed by the Quarterly Conference of said Church as a local minister, and as such performed many marriages in the community in which he lived. He kept a record of these marriages from 1800 to 1846. On Aug. 3, 1846, he filed the same in the United States Pension Office with his application for a pension, from which application the foregoing facts have been taken, together with the following list of marriages:



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