Walter Gibson

Male, #4394, (say 1715 - Nov 1791)
Birth*say 1715 Walter was born at Virginia say 1715. 
Marriage*say 1738 He married Judah (?) at Virginia say 1738. 
Birth of Soncirca 1749 His son Sylvanus Gibson was born circa 1749 at Augusta Co., Virginia
Deed*24 Oct 1755 He granted a deed to William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA, witnessed by Edmond Lilly, Jeremiah Dumas and John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA on 24 Oct 1755 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book C1, Page 212: WALTER GIBSON of Anson Co., to WILLIAM CULPEPPER of same, for £15 Va. money... 100 A on N side Rockey River against land of sd. GIBSON, at mouth of Spring Branch... WALTER GIBSON (SEAL), Wit: EDMOND LILLY, JEREMIAH DUMAS, JOHN CULPEPPER.1 
Deed*6 Sep 1760 He granted a deed to Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA, witnessed by John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA and William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA on 6 Sep 1760 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 5, Page 339: WALTER GIBSON of Anson, planter, to JOSEPH CULPEPER of same, planter, for good will & respect... 100 A adj. Rockey River on spring Br... WALTER GIBSON (W) (SEAL), Wit: JNO. CULPEPER, WILLIAM CULPEPER, JNOTH. DOWNS.1 
Deed*22 Feb 1765 He granted a deed to Shadrach Hogan, witnessed by Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA on 22 Feb 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, Page 337: WALTER GIBSON of Anson, to SHADRACH HOGAN of same, for £10 proc. money...100 A on SW side Pee Dee, adj. BENJ. MOORMAN, Rockey River, granted to GIBSON 5 Dec 1760... WALTER GIBSON (W) (SEAL), Wit: JOSEPH CULPEPPER, ELIJAH CLARK (X). Recorded July Term 1766, THOS. FROHOCK, C.C.1 
Deed11 Sep 1765 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA to Edmond Lilly, witnessed by Shadrach Hogan, with John Preslar as the original land grant recipient on 11 Sep 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Walter Gibson, born circa 1728, died before 20 Nov 1791 in Georgia, married Judah ___, Commissary, Patriotic Service, North Carolina.)2 
Will*1791 He made a will at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in 1791.3 
Death*Nov 1791 He died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in Nov 1791. 
Biography* Our earliest record of Walter Gibson finds him in Augusta County, VA, in the 1750's, sending a petition to the King (Augusta Original Court Records, p. 40). Walter moved to Anson County, NC, and is found in deed records there at least by 1760. The book "Some Neglected History of North Carolina" by William Edward Fitch, mentions Walter, Sylvanus, James, and William Gibson, as among the Regulators of Anson County who sent a petition to Governor Tryon (p. 135-6). After the Revolution, Walter and his family moved to Wilkes Co, GA, and was granted 200 acres on Clarks' Ford of Long Creek in March 1785. Walter died in Wilkes County in 1791. In his will, he gave "all estate to wife Judah should she be the longest liver. At her death, an inventory of all household goods, horses, tools and a psalm book to son Sylvanus Gibson. To daughter Mary Hogan, the tract of two hundred acres on which I live, cattle, household goods, Hymn Book and Bible. To daughter Piety Davis, feather bed and cattle. To granddaughter Elizabeth Hogan, a bay horse and 5 pounds. Son Sylvanus Gibson and son-in-law Griffin Hogan, executors." Additional information on the Gibson descendants can be found in "The History and Genealogy of some pioneer Northern Alabama Families" compiled by Mary Novella Gibson-Brittain, Marie Britain Craig, and Marjorie Craig Churchill. 


Judah (?) (say 1725 - )
Marriage*say 1738 He married Judah (?) at Virginia say 1738. 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795, Online database at, 1980.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Will Book C, p. 14.