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Henry Gibson
1786? South Carolina? - 1860? Matagorda County, Texas

Henry Gibson married Mary Coffee (May 5, 1789 Hancock, Georgia - August 27, 1858 Matagorda County, Texas) in 1807 in South Carolina.

The known children of Henry and Mary Gibson were:
Euphrasia M. Gibson Bayley b ?? GA - February 1843 Ellwood, MS - married Rev. Alden Spooner Bayley in 1827
Sarah A. Gibson February 2, 1811 - October 5, 1831 Buried Wrightsboro Cemetery, McDuffie County, GA
Cordelia A. Gibson Jones b c 1812 married Dr. A. N. Jones on December 18, 1832 in Lowndes County, MS
     Buried at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS
Felix Francis Gibson 1814 GA - August 15, 1857 Matagorda County, Texas Buried Matagorda Cemetery
Peter Coffee Gibson June 25, 1818 - September 25, 1829 Buried Wrightsboro Cemetery, McDuffie County, GA
John H. Gibson (Sr.) April 1, 1821 GA - October 20, 1877 Calvert Cemetery, Calvert, Robertson County, TX
     Married Edith Booker on March 6, 1845 in Lowndes County, MS
Anne Gibson b c 1824
William A. Gibson [June 28, 1828 GA - December 2, 1897 Calvert Cemetery, Calvert, Robertson County, TX?]
Mary T. Gibson Conway
Peter Coffee Gibson c 1831 GA - July 3, 1858 Matagorda

Some family trees list the following child.
James J. Gibson

The family was in Matagorda County, Texas by 1842 when he purchased 553 acres of land in the Tone and Jamison League from John D. Newell.

1850 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
Henry Gibson, age 63, b SC, Planter, Value of real estate $9700
Mary Gibson, age 59, b GA
William Gibson, age 22, b GA
Peter Gibson, age 18, b GA
Ann Gibson, age 26, b GA
Mary Gibson, age 24, b GA
Thomas Hinds, age 40, b UNK, Overseer

1860 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
Henry Gibson, age 74, b SC, Planter, Value real estate $165,000, personal estate $22,500
Mary Gibson, age 36, b GA, Value real estate $1,500
Mary Jones, age 13, b MS
Adella Jones, age 14, b MS
Aurelius Jones, age 17, b MS

1860 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
W. A. Gibson, age 33, b GA, Value real estate $5,000, personal estate $12,000
E. A. Gibson, age 26, b MS
S. M. Gibson, age 9/12 (male), b TX

1860 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
John H. Gibson, age 39, b GA, Value real estate $43,000, personal estate $51,000
E. M. Gibson, age 32, b GA
Henry Gibson, age 15, b MS
Ellen Gibson, age 12, b TX
Mary Gibson, age 10, b TX
Jack Gibson, age 9, b TX
Marion Gibson, age 5, b TX
D. W. C. Wentz, age 22, b NC, Overseer

1870 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
John H. Gibson, age 49, b GA, Planter, Value real estate $3,000, personal estate $1,000
Edith Gibson, age 45, b GA
Edith Gibson, age 19, b TX
Mary H. Gibson, age 17, b TX
John H. Gibson, age 16, b TX
Marshall Gibson, age 15, b TX
Peter Gibson, age 8, b TX
Lilly Gibson, age 6, b TX
William A. Gibson, age 42, b GA, Planter, Value real estate $2,500, personal estate $800

1880 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
James Gibson, head, age 31, b TX, Farming
Edward Gibson, brother, age 24, b TX
Mary Murray, sister, age 34, b MS, Keeping House

Christ Episcopal Church Records

Miss Edith M. Gibson, adult, baptized May 5, 1873
Peter Coffee Gibson, adult, baptized April 5, 1874       Sponsors: Miss K. Rugeley and Ed Wickens

M. C. Gibson married J. A. Murray on February 25, 1869 in Matagorda
Mary T. Gibson married Robert Conway on December 1858 in Matagorda
 

 

Gibson Burials in Matagorda Cemetery
 

Mrs. Mary Gibson
Wife of Henry Gibson
Died Aug. 27, 1858
Age 68 yrs

Christ Episcopal Church Death Records
Mrs. Gibson
(a member of the Baptist Church)
 



Photo courtesy of Bill Anderson
F. F. Gibson

Christ Episcopal Church Death Records
Died Aug 1857


Peter Coffee Gibson

Died July 3, 1858
Age 27 yrs
We call dead, but oh
We know he dwells where
Living waters flow.
 

Christ Episcopal
Church Records

Mr. Peter Gibson (not a member of any church, expressed a peaceful hope in the Saviour though was not baptized, parents Baptists)
 

 

 

Friendship Cemetery
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi


Cordelia A. Gibson Jones 1818 - 1856
Dr. A. N. Jones 1807 - 1854

Photos courtesy of Find A Grave volunteer
Dixie #46967647

 

 


Last Will and Testament of Mary Gibson

In the name of God Amen.

I, Mary Gibson wife of Henry Gibson being fully impressed that I have nearly run my race allotted for me in this world & must soon be laid in my mother earth---being of sound mind and disposing memory to make this my last Will & Testament.

I commend by Soul to God who gave it.

My name was Mary Coffee. I was married to Henry Gibson in Hancock County Georgia in 1807.

My portion or part of the property owned in common between my husband & myself I dispose as follows.

The debts must all be first paid--Should my husband survive me my will is that all of my property should remain under his control & possession & after his death to be distributed to my children & childrens children as follows.

To the children of my deceased daughter Euphronia M. Bayley six in number I give to each the sum of Five Dollars in money.

The residue of my estate I will & bequeath in equal portions to my children as follows--

To the children of my deceased daughter Cordelia A. Jones one share or portion.
To the children of my deceased son Felix F. Gibson one share or portion.
To John H. Gibson one share or portion.
To Ann E. Gibson one share or portion.
To Mary T. Gibson one share or portion.
To William Gibson one share or portion.
To Peter C. Gibson one share or portion.

I nominate my sons William Gibson & Peter C. Gibson my Executors and provide that no action be had upon this my last Will by the Probate Court, other than to Probate the same & file an Inventory of my estate.

Done at Matagorda this 19th day of December 1857..

Mary Gibson

Saml Boggers [Boggess] Geo. Burkhart, M. Talbot.

Codicil to my last Will of Testament

Whereas heretofore I and my husband made a deed of gift to our daughter Ann E Gibson of some slaves and among the number was a man by [the name of] Edward--who since the date of said gift has departed this life. Now in order to supply the loss of said slave to my said daughter Anne E. I hereby bequeath & will to her my interest in a negro man slave called Austin. and in case my husband Henry Gibson does not make a like provision for her benefit --It is my Will & desire that she have said man slave Austin out of my Estate and for my said daughter Anne E. to inherit share & alike of the residue of my estate with my other children as set forth fully in my last & Will & Testament.

Done at Matagorda this 25th day February 1859.

Mary Gibson

Witnesses
Sam'l Boggers [Boggess], Geo. Burkhart, M. Talbot

2nd Codicil

Know all men that in consequence of the demise of my son Peter C. Gibson since the execution of this my last Will and Testament and dated the 19th December 1857 to whom I had bequeathed a portion of my Estate. It is now my wish and desire and I do hereby by this Instrument or Codicil to my said above mentioned Will give and bequeath to the following described persons in six equally divided shares & portions the property so bequeathed to my said Son Peter C. Gibson aforesaid.

Namely

One share or portion To the Children of my deceased Daughter Cordelia A. Jones.
One share or portion To the Children of my deceased Son Felix F. Gibson.
One share or portion To my Son John H. Gibson.
One share or portion To my Daughter Anne E. Gibson.
One share or portion To my Daughter Mary T. Gibson.
One show or portion To my Son William Gibson.

Making the number of six shares or portions above mentioned.

Done and executed on the Peninsula in Matagorda County this 12th day of August in the year 1858.

Mary Gibson

J. T. Hefford, Conrad Franz, Mary Ann Hefford

Proof of Will & 1st Codicil

The State of Texas
County of Matagorda

In County Court August Term A. D. 1859

Before me Matthew Talbot Chief Justice in and for said Matagorda County personally appeared in Open Court George Burkhart a resident Citizen of said County and to me personally well known and being by me duly sworn according to Law on Oath says that he was well acquainted with Mrs. Mary Gibson (wife of Henry Gibson) late of this City and County of Matagorda but now deceased. And deponent further on Oath says that he recognizes the document hereto annexed written on the first and second pages of the annexed sheet of paper dated this 19th day December 1857 and the body of which is wholly in the hand writing of Matthew Talbot and deponent further says that said instrument was signed by said Mary Gibson in his presence and in the presence of Samuel Boggess and Matthew Talbot as Witnesses; and deponent further says that said Mary Gibson signed said document in his presence and in the presence of said other Witnesses and then and there declared the same to be her last Will and testament and requested this deponent and said other Witnesses to sign the same as subscribing witnesses and deponent says that he together with said other witnesses then and there each subscribed their names to said document in the presence of said Mary Gibson and in the presence of each other and he says the Testators signature thereto is genuine, and deponent further on Oath says that he recognizes the document written on the third page of same sheet of paper purporting to be the Codicil to the foregoing last Will and testament the body of which is also wholly in the hand writing of Matthew Talbot bearing "this 25th day of February 1858" and hereto annexed. And deponent says that said Codicil was signed by said Mary Gibson in his presence and in the presence of Samuel Boggess and Matthew Talbot as subscribing witnesses; and deponent says that said Mary Gibson signed said document in his presence and in presence of said other witnesses and then and there declared the same to be her Codicil to her last will and testament and requested this deponent and said other witnesses to sign the same as a subscribing witness and deponent says that he together with said other witnesses then and there subscribed their names to said document in the presence of the said Mary Gibson and in presence of each other and he says that the testatrix signature thereto is genuine and deponent further says that the said testatrix at the time of executing said last will and testament and at the time of Executing said Codicil was of sound and disposing mind and memory. Deponent further says that the said Mary Gibson departed this life several months since in said county.

Sworn to and Subscribed before me
30th Aug. 1859.

Geo. Burkhart.

M. Talbot Chief Justice.

Proof of 2nd Codicil

The State of Texas
County of Matagorda

In County Court. August Term A. D. 1859

Before me Matthew Talbot Chief Justice in and for said Matagorda County personally appeared in open Court Mrs. Mary Ann Hefford a resident citizen of said County and to me personally well known and being by me duly sworn according to law on Oath says that she was well acquainted  with Mrs. Mary Gibson (wife of Henry Gibson) late of the city and County of Matagorda but now deceased.

And deponent further on Oath says that she recognizes the document hereto annexed written on the fourth page of the annex sheet of paper dated this 12th day of August in the year 1858 and the body of which is wholly in the hand writing of Joseph T. Hefford. And deponent further says that said instrument was signed by said Mary Gibson in her presence and in the presence of Conrad Franz & Joseph T. Hefford as witnesses.

And deponent further says that said Mary Gibson signed said document in her presence and in the presence of said other witnesses and then and there declared the same to be a Codicil to her last Will and testament and requested this deponent to sign the same as a subscribing witness. And deponent says that she together with said other witnesses then and there each subscribed their names to said document in the presence of the said Mary Gibson and in the presence of the said Mary Gibson and in the presence of each other and she says the testator's signature thereto is genuine.

Mary Ann Hefford

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

M. Talbot Chief Justice.

Recorded 1st day of September 1859.

James H. Selkirk Clerk C. C. M. C.
 


Last Will and Testament of Henry Gibson

In the name of God Amen

I, Henry Gibson, of the County of Matagorda in the State of Texas, being of sound mind and disposing memory and having in mind the uncertainties of life and the certainty of death, do make this my last will and testament.

Firstly, It is my desire that all my just debts be paid by my executor.

Secondly, I do specially give and bequeath unto my daughter, Annie E. Gibson on negro boy named Guy aged about sixteen years, he being the son of Betty and Davy; and inasmuch as the property in the said Negro boy Guy is held in common between myself and my deceased wife, it is my will that the whole value thereof be accounted for by my executors in favor of the said community out of my share of the estate.

Thirdly, I do give and bequeath to my son William A. Gibson my old and faithful servant Davy.

Fourthly, I do give and bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter Euphrasia M. Bayley, to wit Eliza D. Bayley married to John Duke, Joshua H. Bayley, Thomas S. Bayley, George H. Bayley, Mary Cornelia Bayley and Ann Augusta Bayley, married to West Gayre the sum of five dollars each. The reason of this bequest is this, that heretofore at sundry times, advances have been made by me to my daughter Euphrasia M. Bayley sufficient to make their share of the property fully equal to the amount that I am now enabled to bequeath to each of my other children and in justice to them, (my other children) I can make no further advances or bequests to the children of my said daughter Euphrasia M. Bayley deceased.

Fifthly, I do give and bequeath all the residue of my property, real, personal and mixed, which I do now hold  or may die seized of, as follows, To wit: To the children of my deceased son Felix F. Gibson one share; to the children of my deceased daughter Cornelia N. Jones one share; to my son William A. Gibson, one share; to my son John H. Gibson one share; to my daughter Mary T. Conway, one share; to my daughter Annie E. Gibson one share. And further it is my will and desire that no farther action be taken by the probate court on this my last will and testament, other that the probating thereof and returning of an inventory of the property as required by law. And I do hereby appoint my two sons John H. Gibson and William A. Gibson my executors to carry into effect all the provisions herein contained of this my last will and testament.

Henry Gibson

Signed by the testator in our presence, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other sign this instrument as attesting witnesses this 18th day of August A. D., One thousand eight hundred & sixty

James Selkirk
John P. Burkhart
H. P. Gove

The following is an Inventory of Henry Gibson's Estate taken from Probate Records dated August 15, 1862.

1300 Acres land situated in Matagorda County on Caney part of Abstract #94 including plantation improvements of decedent $26,000
12 yoke of oxen 600
4 plantation wagons 450
1 two horse carriage 200
80 head of hogs more or less 640
20 plantation mules 2,400
140 Bales cotton at Plantation 1,360

 

The following Negroes : To Wit:

Richard, a man aged about 45 years $600
Burrel, a man aged about 36 years 1000
James, a man aged about 23 1200
Andrew, a man aged about 20 1300
Alfred, a man aged about 20 1300
Lewis, a man aged about 20 1300
Jake, a man aged about 40 800
Kit, a boy aged about 12 600
Emily, a woman aged about 20 1000
Betty, a woman aged about 40 600
Iley, a woman aged about 35 400
Davey, a boy aged about 2 250
Harkless, a boy aged about 4 300
Milley, a woman aged about 40 600
Jane, a woman aged about 18
 
1000
 


Family of Felix Francis and Margaret M. Ervin Gibson

Felix Francis Gibson (1814 GA - August 15, 1857), the son of Henry and Mary Coffee Gibson, was born in Georgia, died in Matagorda, Texas and buried at Matagorda Cemetery.

Felix married Margaret Mariah Ervin (August 6, 1815 SC - August 21, 1857) on February 4, 1838 in Lowndes County, MS.

Their children were:
William Henry Gibson b c 1841
Mary Coffee Gibson b c 1843
Felix Francis Gibson Jr. b c b c 1844
James Irvin Gibson b c 1846
Mark Tucker Gibson b c 1849
Edwin A. Gibson (October 31, 1855 - July 29, 1863)
Edward E. Gibson b c 1856

1850 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
Felix Gibson, age 36, b GA, Planter, Value of real estate $4100
Margaret M. Gibson, age 34, b SC
William Gibson, age 9, b MS
Mary C. Gibson, age 7, b MS
Felix Gibson, Jr., age 6, b MS
James J. Gibson, age 4, b TX
Martha [Mark] T. Gibson, age 1, b TX
Benjamin Passmore, age 26, b GA, Overseer

1860 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
M. M. Gibson, age 45, b SC, Planter, Value real estate $33,750, personal estate $36,250 [wife of Felix Francis Gibson]
William H. Gibson, age 20, b MS, Planter
Mary C. Gibson, age 18, b MS
Felix F. Gibson, age 15, b MS
James E. Gibson, age 13, b TX
Mark T. Gibson, age 11, b TX
Eddy Gibson, age 4, b TX
Sarah Scanlan, age 24, b NY, School teacher

1870 Census - Texas - Matagorda County
Felix F. Gibson, age 25, b MS, Planter, Value real estate $2,000, personal estate $1,000
Mary M. Gibson, age 55, b SC, Value real estate $500, personal estate $200
James E. Gibson, age 22, b TX
Mark T. Gibson, age 20, b TX
Edward E. Gibson, age 14, b TX
James A. Murray, age 28, b MS, Planter
Mary C. Murray, age 26, b MS [daughter of Felix Francis and Margaret M. Gibson]
Cilla Jones, age 35 (black), b TX, Cook
 


Last Will and Testament of Felix F. Gibson

State of Texas
County of Matagorda

In the name of God. Amen

I, Felix F. Gibson being this day of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life anxious to dispose of and settle all my worldly affairs before my death, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.

First. I desire the prompt payment of all my debts which shall not have been settled prior to my death.

Secondly. My dear Wife Margaret being otherwise provided for I give and bequeath all my property real and personal in equal shares unto my children which have been and may be born unto me of my wife Margaret during my lifetime and in proper time thereafter, at present five to wit. William Henry, Mary Coffee, Felix Francis, James Irvin and Mark Tucker. In exception I make two special gifts to wit. I give unto my Son William after my death in case it shall not have been previously disposed of my well known Rifle, and unto by Daughter Mary, subject to the same provisions my well known watch. Time piece.

Now in order to the carrying out of the intent of this my last Will and Testament without any interference by the Courts of this or any other State except the Probating of the same. I do now and forever make, constitute and appoint my wife Margaret Maria my sole executrix to have, manage sell change or otherwise dispose of all or any of my effects during such time as she shall survive me in her single or widowhood state, up to the time one of my children shall have attained the age of majority in which case I desire a valuation of all my effects made, and the portion belonging to such child if he or she shall desire it set apart and delivered over unto his or her control, and in case of my wife Margaret shall not marry I desire such valuation and division made as each several child shall attain the age of majority or marry and in case my wife Margaret shall marry previously to the same I desire a division of my estate, and all my property and estate valued and set apart for the use of my children and to be managed by her, but no longer subject to sole or disposition until one or all attain the age of majority as before provided. And I here name my brother John C. Gibson as agent and adviser of my said wife in said management without any right of dictation or control. Now in case of the death or disability of my said wife, I do hereby make constitute and appoint in her place and stead in these premises my Brother John H. Gibson reserving from him only the right to sell or dispose of any of my effects without a hearing and determining before the proper court in such matters. And in case of the death or disability of my brother John, I do hereby make constitute and appoint in his place and stead in these premises, my friend Alexander Rugeley subject to the same condition and reservation, as above mentioned in the case of my Brother John. And if not previously disposed of, I desire my Plantation on Caney continued and managed for the support and education of my children & any surplus increase from that or any other of my effects invested in property or security with interest until time of division and all expenses and costs which shall arise to him, or grow out of said management. I hereby authorize him to deduct out of my effects, or the increase thereof. And now I do pronounce this to be my Last Will and Testament and I hereby revoke each and every Will by me at any time heretofore made.

Signed and sealed (using a scrawl) at Matagorda in the county and State before named, this ___ day of ___ A. D. One thousand eight hundred Fifty two.

F. F. Gibson

In presence of
W. Hillard, S. B. Bingham, J. W. Lilly

Codicil to My Last Will

I hereby revoke that part of this my last Will & Testament wherein I have nominated any other person than my wife as Executor--Leaving her & no other as my sole Executrix--Bur requiring her to make an annual exhibit of receipts and disbursements to the Probate Court as is required by law.

Signed by me this 18th day of August 1857.

F. F. Gibson

Witnesses
Geo. Burkhart     Peter C. Gibson

Proof of Will

The State of Texas.
County of Matagorda

Personally appeared this day in open Court before me Matthew Talbot chief justice in and for said County, William Hillard a resident citizen of the town of Matagorda in said county and who being by me first duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith that the foregoing and annexed instrument of writing dated this ___ day of ___ A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty two purporting to be the last will and testament of F. F. Gibson deceased late of said County and signed by said Gibson and witnessed by W. Hillard, S. B. Bingham and J. W. Lilly was read over to the said F. F. Gibson in presence of this deponent and of the other witnesses thereto, and that the said instrument was exhibited by said testator to this deponent and said witnesses as his last will and testament and that the said F. F. Gibson thereupon understandingly immediately signed and executed said instrument and declared the same to be his last will and testament and requested this deponent together with said other persons to sign the said Will as witnesses thereto, and that the said testator signed said last will and testament at the time of such declaration in presence of this deponent and the other witnesses and that deponent and the other persons named signed the same as witnesses then and there, at the request and in presence of said testator and in presence of each other. And deponent further says that said F. F. Gibson died in said town on the ___ day of ___ A. D. 1857.

W. Hillard.

Subscribed & sworn in open Court by said witness before me this 28th day of September A. D. 1857.
Which I certify to under my hand and the seal of said Court.

M. Talbot, Chief Justice

The State of Texas
County of Matagorda

Personally appeared this day in open court before me Matthew Talbot chief justice in and for said County George Burkhart a resident citizen of the Town of Matagorda County aforesaid and who being by me first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that the foregoing and annexed instrument of writing purporting to be a Codicil to the last Will and testament of F. F. Gibson decd and written on the same sheet of paper on third page at the foot with said Will and dated the 15th day of August 1857 signed by said Gibson and witnessed by George Burkhart and Peter C. Gibson and the testator acknowledged to them deponent and witness that the codicil was read over to the said testator and that he knew the contents and that the said Codicil was exhibited by said Testator as the last and only codicil to his last Will and testament and that the said F. F. Gibson thereupon understanding by immediately signed and executed said instrument and declared the same to be his last and only Codicil to his last Will and testament and requested this deponent together with said Peter G. Gibson to sign said Codicil as Witness thereto, and that the said testator signed said Codicil at the time of such declaration and in presence of this deponent and the other witness named and that said deponent and said witness signed the same as witnesses, then and there at the request and in presence of said testator and in presence of each other.

And deponent further says that the said F. F. Gibson died in the town of Matagorda on or about the ___ day of ___ A. D. 1857.

Geo. Burkhart.

Sworn to and subscribed before me in Open Court this 28th day of September A. D. 1857 which I hereby certify under my hand and seal of said Court.

M. Talbot Chief Justice

Recorded 30th September 1857

Jas. H. Selkirk Clerk C. C. M. C.
 

 
After Felix died in 1858, Margaret was left with six children, the oldest being William Henry. She wrote a letter trying to get William transferred to a company that was staying in Texas, but was unsuccessful. Following is an abstract of his service record including his mother's letter trying to keep him near home.

William Henry Gibson's cousin, Henry Gibson, son of John H. Gibson (brother of Felix F. Gibson, Sr.), would join Captain E. S. Rugeley's ill-fated company on December 31, 1863 and drown in the norther at age c17.


WILLIAM H. GIBSON

1. William H. Gibson; Co D, 6th Texas Infantry. (3 Texas Inf.)

2. 3 Sgt, Capt E. A. Peareson’s Company, 6 Regiment Texas Infantry; Age 22 years
Company Muster-in Roll Dated Oct. 4, 1861, Camp Hy E. McCulloch; Joined for duty and enrolled: Oct. 4, 1861; Where: Matagorda; by Capt. E. A. Peareson; Period: War; 85 miles to rendezvous

3. 4 Sgt., Age 22 years; Mustered into service: Oct. 4, 1861; Where: Victoria; By: Lt. J. H. Dinkins; Remarks: On recruiting service cover

4. Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec 1861 – Present

5. 3 Sgt.; Company Muster Roll for Jan & Feb 1862 – Present; Pay due from enlistment

6. 3 Sgt.; Company Muster Roll for Mar & Apr 1862 – Present; Pay due from enlistment

7. 3 Sgt; Company Muster Roll for May & June 1862 – Present; Last paid: by Capt. A. Wolfe, Q. M.; To what time: Jan. 1, 1862

8. 3 Sgt.; July & Aug 1862 - Present; Last paid by: Capt Wolfe, Mar 1, 1862

9. Company Muster Roll for Sept & Oct, 1862 – Present; Resigned as 3 Sgt Oct. 17, 1862 as per S. O. No. 106

10. Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec 1862; Last paid by Capt. U. Wolfe by July 1, 1862; Died in Hospital at Arkansas Post Ark

11. (back of # 10) Wm. H. Gibson, Co d 5 Tex Inf; May 3d/62
____ ____ has no authority to transfer to a regiment out of ____ _____. Transfer can be made to some company remaining with control of commanding officers.

12. Plantation May 5, 1862
Gen. Hebert
Sir, I am a widow my only help is engage in the defence of his country, and as times are I would not have him elsewhere and only wish I had others to accompany him. My son had joined Terry’s Reg. and was within two days of leaveing home when a heavy affliction was sent upon us, he then told me he would not leave the state as I had none to protect but would join Capt. Pearesons Company for Coast defence for the war. Cap Peareson went to Austin expressly to see the Gen and adjt. Gen for what service they were called out, both assured him it was for Coast defence they also assured him that they should not be ordered East of Galveston

13. or west of Victoria. In accordance with this Capt Pearson ___ hand bills to be struck off notifying the members of the Company, that such was the case, under these circumstances my son joined Capt. Pearsons Company and now as they are ordered off I beg of you Gen Hebert to transfer him to his original Reg. Terrys. Last summer my son was thrown from his horse & bracked his leg bone – since which time he has not been able to do much walking without giving much pain as well as having the limb to swell – and if he goes with Capt Pearesons Company he will hundreds of miles to march which I know he could not stand it 25 miles. I have stated the case to you please act on it immediately. Let me hear from you by Wednesday as I expect to visit by son on Thursday. May complying with my request a Mothers Blessing will accompany you as also her dailey prayer.
Very Respectfully, M. M. Gibson
Direct to M. M. Gibson, Columbia, care of Adrian to be forward to my plantation by Stage.
My sons name Wm. Henry Gibson, Capt. Pearsons Company D, Col. Garland’s Reg., near Victoria Texas
 

 

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