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Gibson Wooldridge

Male Abt 1755 - 1816  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Gibson Wooldridge  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1755  Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1816  Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • In an application for membership to the DAR, Eva Mae Halbert Hackney detailed the following as her ancestor's (Captain Gibson Wooldridge) services in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution: Justice of the Peace 1782, served until 1783, Surry County, North Carolina; Justice of the Peace 1786-1794, Wilkes County, Georgia; Delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Georgia, 1796 in Lincoln County; Tax Collector in Captain Wooldridge's office, 1780; Road Overseer, 1778, Surry County, North Carolina. References "The Official History of Elbert County, Georgia" 1790-1935, by John H. McIntosh (1968 edition) p. 351; Backlese Book, Surry Co, North Carolina pp 78-79; North Carolina Court Docket, 1775-1778 of Surry Co., North Carolina.

      LUCY HUDSPETH  born    VA married Gibson Wooldridge son of William and Sarah Wooldridge.  Gibson Wooldridge married second Widow Leah Poole who was previously married to Capt. Thomas Poole

      1785 Aug 13 Source: Surry County, NC Court Minutes Vol I & II 1768-1789 page 77 - 13 Aug 1785 - Valentine Reese vs Gibson Wooldridge; Matthew Brooks, witness for Pltf., 60 miles, 17 days; George Holcomb, witness Deft., 32 miles, 6 days.

      1785 May 14  "Valentine Reese vs Gibson Woolridge; Matthew Brooks, witness for Pltf., 3 miles, 8 days; Willis Bradley, 72 miles, 8 days; George Holcomb, 32 miles, 6 days

      1801 Sep 5 Bk(K-223)Surry County, North Carolina, Deed Books

      Richard Gentry formerly of Surry County to John Martin 80 ac S. side Deep Creek ... being part of 400 acres surveyed for Gibson Wooldridge and conveyed to Airs Hudspeth, then to Richard Gentry by sheriff's deed. Wit: L. H. Holcomb, Nicholas Jacks.

      Historical Collections of Ga. Vol.3

      Page 11-William Wooldrige to wife Sarah, 100 acres where we did live and five slaves Jack, Jenny,Rachel, Lucy and Isby, all stock, furniture for life. To son Richard slaves Cate, Ceasar,and Pheby in his possession.To son William, slaves Frank, Sam and Nelly. To son Thomas slaves Chas, Abel,and Nancy. To son Gibson slaves James, Cain, and Sucky. To son Edward slaves Winny, Sarah and a wagon. To daughter Sally Hidspeth, slaves Ceasar, Joan, and Nancy for her life and then at her death to her children. To daughter Patty Davis slaves Isaac and Peg for her life and then to her children. Mentions debts owed by Phillip Ryon and Blassingame Harvey. Exors: sons Thomas and Gibson and wife Sarah. Signed Dec.6, 1797 recorded July 25, 1798 Elbert Co.Ga.

      Sarah Wooldrige's will to grandson Thomas W.Davis a colt Jolly. The rest of the estate to be sold and divided into five equal parts one to each of my beloved children, Thomas, Gibson, Edward and Sally Hudspeth. The fifth part to be divided between my grandchildren, Thomas W. Absolom, William, Sarah F.,minors lawful heirs of Joseph T.Davis. Signed Feb.24, 1804 recorded May 27, 1806

      Elbert Co.Georgia Will

      Absolom Davis sr. to sons Frederidk, Lewis, Augustine,Richard,Gideon, Chislen, Joseph T.and Wiley Davis.Daughters Lucy Howard,Nancy Cunningham, Chirial Wooldridge, each one dollar. To son Absolom Jr. residue including slaves,land etc. except feather bed etc to go to grandaughter Nancy Davis. Son Absolom sole excr. Signed Jan.12, 1807 proved July 24, 1807. Wits: Lucy B.Wooldrige, Martha Henderson, Absolom Davis jr.

      1810 WOOLDRIDGE GIBSON Abbeville Co SC 22 01001-00001

      Pauline Young's Abstracts of Old Ninety Six & Abbeville District Wills and Bonds as on file in the Abbeville Court House

      page 88 Absolam Davis - Box 27, pack 613 Estate administered Nov 4 1811 by Robert and Gibson Woolridge bound to Taliaferro Livingston Ord. of Abbeville District sum of $1000.00. Inventory made Dec 26 1811 by Abraham Livingston, Wm. Yarbrough, Titus Murry.

      page 144 Samuel Harris - Box 45, Pack 1005: Estate administered Dec 4, 1811 by Titus Murry,Abraham Livingston, Gibson Woolridge bound to Taliaferro Livingston Ord. Abbeville Dist. sum of $20,000.00. Citation read at Rocky River Church. SaleDec 28 1811. Buyers- Natahniel, Mary, Nancy, Richard Harris Sr.

      Pauline Young's Abstracts of 96 and Abbeville Districts Wills and Bonds.

      page 209. Capt. Charles McGehee - Box 62, Pack 1480 Will dated July 29, 1815 in Abbeville Dist. Recorded Feb 5 1816. Executors: wife, Joanne McGehee, Wm.Waller. Witnesses: Thomas B. Waller, Thomas Purvis, Hyram Gaines. Children: Almera, Nancy, Joanna McGehee. Inventory made feb 9 1816 by Joseph Wardlaw, GibsonWoolridge, Leonard Waller.

      page 266 Benjamin Reynolds - Box 78, Pack 1905 Estate administered April 18, 1816 by James Arnold,John Conner, James Pettus, John Downey bound unto Taliaferro Livingston Ord of Abbevile Dist sum $20,000.00. Citation published at Cambridge. Inventory made May 17, 1816 by Gibson Woolridge, James Wardlow,James Shackleford. Expenditures: June 5, 1816 Paid for 1 pair slippers for Hulda Reynolds. Jan 5, 1817  Paid J.V. Reynolds for supervising the plantation one year$200.00. Dec 22, 1817 Paid John McGee for boarding Bennet and Larkin Reynolds for 1817 $157. Paid WilliamSmith on probate money Mr. Reynolds received for himin Virginia $115. Jan 10, 1818 Rec'd of James Reynolds on note $11.57.

      Abstract of the will of Major Gibson Wooldridge Box 98 pack 2402 South Carolina Will written Oct.24th, 1816 Abbeyville Dist. Probated Nov.2, 1816. Children mentioned but no names given. $10,000.00 bond posted for his will.Only children mentioned two sons John and Thomas.

      page 348 Major Gibson Woolridge - Box 98, Pack 2402: Wil dated Oct 24, 1816 in Abbeville Dist. Recorded Nov 2 1816. Exrs: Sons- John, and Thomas Woolridge. Wit: James Ball, David F. Hudson, Royall N. Lipford.Children mentioned but no names given. Administration Bond of John Woolridge (in same pack) made March 3,1817 by Thomas and Robert Woolridge, Samuel Lintonbound to Taliaferro Livingston Ord of Abbeville Distfor $10,00.00. Inventory of John Woolridge made March7, 1817 by George Patterson , Ethel Tucker, Lindsey Harper. Sale: Jan 8, 1818. Buyers: Mrs. P. Woolridge,Patsy Woolridge, Benjamin Murray, James Caldwell. Mrs. Leah Woolridge bought at sale of Gibson Woolridge

      History of Elbert Co.Ga. gives the following children for Gibson and Lucy. 1. John Wooldridge born 1776 died 1817 2. Thomas Wooldrige born 1778 3. Elizabeth Wooldrige born 1786 married Samuel Linton Jr.. 4. Sarah Flourney Wooldrige married Hudson Pittman 5. Lucy married a Hudson 6. Robert Wooldrige married Elizabeth Kellum 7. Mary Ann married Benjamin Murray

      (Collections of Dubie Hudspeth: http://www.geocities.com/blsa44/Ralphhudspethjr.html)
    Person ID I1705  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1728, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1798, Elbert County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Flourney,   b. Abt 1735, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1806, Elbert County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • If this marriage date is correct, than Martha Wooldridge, listed as oldest daughter, may have an incorrect birthdate, or be from a previous marriage.
    Family ID F1157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucy Elizabeth Hudspeth,   b. Abt 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1815, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. John Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1776, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1817, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Thomas Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1778,   d. Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Robert Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Abt 1820, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     4. Mary Ann Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1782,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lucy Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1784,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Wooldridge,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sarah Flourney Wooldridge,   b. 12 Jun 1788,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mrs. Le?? Irby Meriwether,   b. Bef 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1816  Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F1093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1755 - Chesterfield County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1775 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1816 - Abbeville County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1816 - Abbeville County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S565] DAR Application for Membership, National Number 394711 (Eva Mae Halbert Hackney).

    2. [S250] Ancestral File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [database online], (Ancestral File (found at www.familysearch.org) is a collection of genealogical information taken from Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records submitted to the Family History Department since 1978. The information has not been verified against any official records. Since the information in Ancestral File is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the file to verify its accuracy.), AFN: 8LDX-CH (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S205] McIntosh, John H. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF ELBERT COUNTY 1790-1935 (1940).