1730 - post 1804
1729 - 1804
1. JULIUS GIBBS
2. CHURCHILL GIBBS
3. ELIZABETH GIBBS MD. JAMES FINNEY
4. ANN GIBBS MD. WILLIAM WAYT
5. MARY ESTHER GIBBS MD. JOHN BALL
6. JUDITH GIBBS
JUDITH CHRISTY (SAMUEL (?))
Judith Christy's sons, James Christy and John Christy, in their letters of 1844, both refer to their father's twin sister "Juda". James thought that Juda died at about age thirty-five. Both brothers wrote that she married John Gibbs. James added that John Gibbs was a cousin of Agatha Barnett Christy. The brothers disagree on Julius and Judith's placement in the family, that is youngest or eldest.
The records of Christ Church, Middlesex County Virginia
provide primary evidence of the Gibbs family. Thus we learn that
Gregory Gibbs and his wife, Mary, had a son, John, born in 1680, baptized
the 10th. of October 1680. This John Gibbs also married a "Mary"
and their children were:
ELIZABETH GIBBS, baptized 22 January 1698/99The parish register also records the death of John Gibbs, Sr. on the 31st. January 1725, and the death of his wife, Mary Gibbs, on the 13th. of September 1728.
STEPHEN GIBBS, baptized 21st. June 1700
JOHN GIBBS, baptized 9th. October 1702
died 31 March 1708
ZACHARIAH GIBBS, baptized 1st. of February 1704
MARRAN GIBBS, baptized 30th. January 1708/09
MARY GIBBS, baptized 22nd. April 1711
JOHN GIBBS, born 5th. April 1716
Thus we have primary evidence that Marran Gibbs Barnett had a brother Zachariah Gibbs. The parish register does not include Zachariah's marriage. It does include the birth of a son to Zachariah and Mary Gibbs on the 17th. of November 1728. They named this son JOHN GIBBS. This is THE John Gibbs, cousin of Agatha Barnett Christy (daughter of Marran Gibbs Barnett) who married Judith Christy.
Zachariah Gibbs died in Culpeper County Virginia in 1773. His will, written 5th. August 1773, was filed for probate 16th. of November 1773. The will is recorded in CULPEPER COUNTY WILL BOOK B, PAGE 106, names as heirs: "my wife, Mary, daughter Sarah, four married daughters, and sons: John, Zachariah, and Frances.".
Deeds in Culpeper and in Orange Counties provide additional proof that John Gibbs' wife was named Judith.
ORANGE COUNTY VIRGINIA, DEED
BOOK 15, Pg. 346-47.
12th. November 1770
"Between John Gibbs and Judith, his wife, to William Fleet of King and Queen County Virginia. Gibbs selling 278 acres for 145 pounds.
CULPEPER COUNTY VIRGINIA DEED
BOOK K, PG. 36-37.
15th. November 1779
"Between John Gibbs of Culpeper County and Judah, his wife, and Hadley Head of Orange County. Gibbs selling a tract of 220 acres in Brumfield Parish to Hadley for 350 pounds."
CULPEPER COUNTY VIRGINIA DEED
BOOK K, PG. 991-93,
5th. February 1780
"Between John Gibbs and Judith, his wife, and Edward Leavel. Gibbs selling 164 acre tract in Brumfield Parish to Leavel for 822 pounds, 22 shillings.
CULPEPER COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL
BOOK 1, pg. 447-49
John Gibbs will, written 18th. October 1803, probated 28 June 1804. Heirs named: Wife, Judith Gibbs, sons Julius and Churchill, daughters, Ann Wayt, Mary Esther Ball, and Elizabeth Finney, deceased, son-in-laws, James Finney, William Wayt and grandson, John Finney. Churchill Gibbs, executor.
Julius Gibbs was born the 27th. of March 1753. He first married Aggy Davis, daughter of Joseph Davis. They were married the 27th. of December 1779, Madison County Virginia. Aggy died the 9th. of June 1784. Julius Gibbs married second Caty Gale on the 2nd. of December 1785.
Julius Gibbs application for pension for Revolutionary War Service confirms the above data and adds that he died in Scott County Kentucky the 26th. of July 1734. [Transcriber's Note: The previous death date is probably 1834, but since we didn't do this research we don't know for sure. Anyone with confirmation of his death date, please contact Ruth Helvy via the homepage e-mail.]
Churchill Gibbs was born in 1757. He was living in Madison County Virginia when he applied for a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War. He was granted half-pay and 200 acres of Bounty Land.
Churchill married twice. His first wife was Judith Richardson and his second wife was Mary Richardson. He died the 30th. of May 1846 in Madison County Virginia.
MARY E. GIBBS
"Polly Gibbs married John Ball, 21 December 1792. Culpeper County Virginia Marriage Register.
Madison County Virginia Marriage Register, Book 1, Pg. 247: "Judith Gibbs, daughter of John Gibbs, married Jesse Ball, 19th. October 1796."
These records appear to bear out James and John Christy's contention that their father's twin sister, "Juda" married John Gibbs. However, she certainly lived many years longer than James thought.
The use of the surname "CHURCHILL"
as a first name by John and Judith Christy Gibbs and also by Blackburn
descendants causes one to speculate on a connection with the Churchill
family of Middlesex County. Perusal of a CHURCHILL GENEALOGY and
diligent searching of records did not sustain this suspicion.