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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES GIB

this land belonged to his father); also held 201
acres in Talbot County for Miller's heirs. SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: purchased 173 acres in Talbot
County, 1786; inherited at least 331 acres from his
father in Talbot County, 1790; mortgaged lands
inherited from his father in Talbot County, 1793;
inherited 250 acres from his brother Woolman
Gibson, Jr. (?-ca. 1798) in Talbot County, by
1805; had sold all of his Talbot County land by
1806; acquired 1,637 acres in Baltimore County
through his marriage, 1791; sold ca. 1,450 acres of
his wife's land in Baltimore County, between 1794
and 1818; owned 2,058 acres in Anne Arundel
County, by 1798; purchased 216 acres in Anne
Arundel County, 1807; sold 288 acres in Anne
Arundel County to son Horatio, 1808; mortgaged
1,986 acres in Anne Arundel County, 1809; sold
365 acres in Anne Arundel County, part of the
land mortgaged in 1810; owned one-third of ca.
782 acres in Anne Arundel County, which formed
the Cape Sable Company, 1812-1813; deeded all
of his property, real, personal, and mixed, except
his lands in Pennsylvania, to two men to hold in
trust for himself and his wife for life, and then to
transfer it to his children and their issue, 1815.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on December 6, 1819,
at his seat near the Magothy River, Anne Arundel

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $5,210.13

(including 14 slaves, 1 sloop, and 3 books); FB,
$2,114.48, however all of this was recovered in a
judgment against him by Elizabeth Thomas for
the use of William Baker and his sons. LAND, at
least 1,577 acres in Anne Arundel and Baltimore
counties, plus one-third of ca. 782 acres in Anne
Arundel County, which was in dispute at the time
of his death; plus unspecified acreage in Pennsyl-
vania.

GIBSON, MILES (ca. 1646-1692). BORN: ca.
1646, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: before
1668 as an indentured servant to John Bradford.
RESIDED: in Baltimore County. MARRIED first,
Ann, daughter of Thomas Thurston (ca. 1622-
1693). MARRIED second, in 1692 Elizabeth, widow
of both Henry Hazel wood (?-1680) and Richard
Edmonds (?-by 1692). CHILDREN. SON: Robert (?-
1704). DAUGHTER: Sarah. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protes-
tant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: indentured servant,
free by 1668 when he purchased 240 acres;
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1682 (resigned
after the 1st session to become sheriff). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Baltimore County, 1679-1683;

sheriff, Baltimore County, 1683-1686. STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: supported Lord
Baltimore's government against Protestant As-
sociators in the revolution of 1689. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 6 slaves in

1692. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 340 acres by
1682; ca. 2,549 acres by 1684. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: by May 26, 1692. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £516.2.1 sterling, plus 28,458 pounds of to-
bacco (including 9 slaves). LAND: probably ca.
2,540 acres.

GIBSON, WOOLMAN (?-1786). BORN: in Tal-
bot County, of age by 1747; eldest son. NATIVE: at
least third generation. RESIDED: on the St. Mi-
chael's River, Talbot County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Woolman (Wollman) Gibson,
Gent. (ca. 1695-1742), of Talbot County. STEPFA-
THER: William Trippe. MOTHER: Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of John Dawson; granddaughter of Bryant
Omealy. BROTHERS: Jonathan; John Gibson (?-
1790); Jacob (?-ca. 1789), who married Rachel;
and Bartholomew. SISTERS: Margaret; Mary; and
Alice. NEPHEWS: Woolman Gibson, Jr. (?-ca.
1798); John Gibson III (?-1819). NIECE: Mary
Gibson (1766-1790), who married in 1784 Rich-
ard Tilghman (1740-1809). MARRIED Rachel.
CHILDREN. SONS: John; Jonathan (?-1783); Capt.
Woolman (?-1781), who married Rebecca; and
Jacob. DAUGHTER: Mary, who married in 1786
Samuel Seney, of Queen Anne's County. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: proba-
bly a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Talbot County, 1758-1761,
1765-1766. LOCAL OFFICES: churchwarden, St.
Michael's Parish, Talbot County, in office
1745/46, 1749-1750; St. Michael's Parish Vestry,
Talbot County, elected 1759 and 1764; sheriff,
Talbot County, 1761-1764. MILITARY SERVICE:
lieutenant, Talbot County Militia, 1748; captain,
by 1759. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: mortgaged 16 slaves, 1773; assessed
value £599.10.0, including 13 slaves, 1783; 9 slaves
given by deeds of gift to his children, 1786. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 386 acres in Talbot County
(all inherited from his father). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: mortgaged all his lands in 1773 (no
record of the mortgage being released, but all of
the tracts are listed under his name on the 1783
tax assessment although the total is only 310
acres); conveyed 200 acres in Talbot County by a
deed of gift to his son in 1782, but he retained a
life estate in the property; patented 25 acres in

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