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Giles (Jiles) GIBBS was born about 17552-1768.3  He is first found in Norfolk
Co., Virginia tax lists for 1784 and 1785. His name and the fact that he
named a son Elisha, would suggest that he may be related  to a line of
men named Giles GIBBS and Elisha GIBBS in New England, but any connection
is unproved at this time. He moved to Currituck Co., NC where he died
between 16 Feb.18 and 20 Apr. 1801.1 He married Sarah "Sally" FENTON4 who 
was born about 1770.  They had children:
1. Elisha GIBBS1 b. 12 Dec. 17966 Currituck Co.23; m.1. Elenor "Ellen" GAITHER;7
   m.2. H.9 Amanda9,20 Mason20 2 Mar. 1863;20 d. 16 Dec. 1869 Davie Co., NC;6 
   buried Old Joppa Cem., Davie Co., NC6
2. Sarah GIBBS1 b. 17902-1798;1 living 18105

After the death of Giles GIBBS, his widow Sarah secondly married Edward
WALKER.8  He died about 1812 in Currituck County.5

Biographical information on Elisha Gibbs.
Elisha GIBBS and Elenor "Ellen" GAITHER had children:
1. Mary A. GIBBS9 b. 10 Aug. 183210 Davie Co., NC; m. James F. HOSKINS9
   11 Apr. 1854;11 d. 4 May 190110 Davie Co., NC; buried Smith Grove Church
   Cem.
2. Sarah E. GIBBS9 b. 15 Sep. 183612  Davie Co., NC; m.1 Joseph B. JONES
   2 Dec. 1856;22 m.2 William B. HAINS/HANES9 8 May 1867;24 d. 28 Apr. 188112 
   Davie Co., NC
3. Laura GIBBS13  b. 183813-184014 Davie Co., NC; died 1846-184813  Davie Co., NC
4. William Kelly GIBBS9 b. 2919/3015 Nov. 184715 or 184817,19 Davie Co., NC; 
   m. Pattie MEADOR;16,19 13 June 1874;21  d. 12 June 1926 Wesley Long Hospital,
   Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC;15  bur. Salem United Methodist Church Cem.,
   Rockingham Co., NC15,19 

1. Joiles Gibbs will, Currituck Co., NC wills 2:180, FHL microfilm 0,018,752. 2. 1800 Currituck Co., NC Federal census. 3. Age 16+ in 1785 Norfolk Co., VA tax list, FHL microfilm 1870174, item 2. 4. Currituck Co., NC deeds 7:223, FHL microfilm 18,761. 5. Edward Walker will, Currituck Co., NC wills 3:10, FHL microfilm 18753. 6. Elisha Gibbs headstone, Old Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie Co., NC. 7. Davie Co., NC deeds 3:83, FHL microfilm 572594. 8. Currituck Co., NC deeds 10:8, FHL microfilm 18763. 9. Elisha Gibbs loose estate papers, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1941316. 10. Mary A. (Gibbs) Hoskins headstone, Smith Grove Methodist Church Cem., Davie Co., NC 11. Davie Co., NC Marriage Returns 1851-1867, page 16, FHL microfilm 0,572,606. 12. Mrs. Sallie E. Hanes obituary, 5 May 1881 issue of "Davie Times" 13. Davie Co., NC school records, NC State Archives 14. 1840 Davie Co., NC Federal census 15. William Kelly Gibbs death certificate, Vol. 1034:418, FHL microfilm 1894040. 16. Pattie Meador Gibbs death certificate, Vol. 1050:424, FHL microfilm 1894042. 17. 1900 Rockingham Co., NC Federal census 18. Currituck Co., NC deeds 3:31, FHL microfilm 18759. 19. William Kelly Gibbs headstone, Salem United Methodist Church Cem., Reidsvie, Rockingham Co., NC 20. Rowan County, NC loose marriage bonds, roughly alphabetical by groom, FHL microfilm 500952. Elisha Gibbs- Amanda Mason; J. W. Jones bondsman 21. Rockingham Co., NC marriage records, FHL microfilm 518423. 22. Davie Co., NC Marriage Returns 1851-1867, page 28, FHL microfilm 0,572,606. 23. 1850 Davie Co., NC census, p. 405, Elisah Gibbs household. 24. Davie Co., NC Marriage Returns 1851-1867, page 100, FHL microfilm 0,572,606.

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