Posted By:Caleb Teffeteller
Subject:Rev. James Gibson, 1889 Mecklenburg, Co. NC
Post Date:June 19, 2013 at 18:49:38
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Swain County Herald (Swain Co. NC) Thursday, March 7, 1889:

"North Carolina---The Rev. James Gibson, a colored preacher, was drowned in Sugar Creek in Mecklenburg County last Sunday. He undertook to walk across the creek on a log, and when about the middle of it, he fell and was swept down stream. The water being very high, his body has not yet been found."