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Jesse Gibson

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Jesse Gibson

Posted: 1567952624000
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Surnames: Jesse Gibson
An error in identification is perpetuating itself in the case of two Jesse Gibsons that migrated to Texas. Both were born in the Carolinas--one in 1790 and one in 1796.
There are many similarities, but they are different people.
The Jesse Gibson, born in 1796 in South Carolina, came to Texas along with brothers James and William in 1844 as part of the Peters Colony. He was appointed one of the first Denton County commissioners.
This Jesse was enumerated in 1840 Platte County, Missouri, census with his children. He was listed along with son Joseph on the 1850 census for Navarro, Tarrant, Texas, USA. He was enumerated in 1860 on the Subdivision 12, Hays, Texas, at Dripping Springs along with the surviving wife Nancy of his brother James and Jesse's grandchildren Bluford Gibson, Jesse Clark and John Clark. (The name Gibson was misspelled on this census as "Gipson".)
The date and place of his death is unknown for sure. He and the above-mentioned Nancy may well have been killed by Indians as part of the ill-fated wagon from Hays County, Texas, to California.
This Jesse Gibson's wife who died much earlier has not yet been identified.
The other Jesse Gibson was born in 1790 and was married to Elizabeth Cook.
They had several children and came to Texas in 1835 and settled at Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas. There is much information available on this Jesse Gibson and his children, all at Rusk -- not Denton County.
Many genealogical references and family histories combine the two Jesse's children, listing birth dates for two children the same year.
Many records are available to easily separate the two families.

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