Posted By:margaret nichols
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Subject:Re: William Gibbs b. abt 1750-70
Post Date:January 15, 2010 at 19:25:36
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/surry/messages/570.html
Forum:Surry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Hi!
I am also looking to find as much information about the Gibbs family of early Surry Co. (or thereabouts) Va. A Gibbs was listed as a Godparent/Sponsor for my Richard Bird1717 and Sarah Jones' children. Among others listed was Edward Lee, a Bedingfield, Elizabeth Williams, a Painter, a Sykes, a Dunn, and others.
I have been told that a "sponsor" is usually someone that is related to the family back in that era.
Any info on the Gibbs family back in the 1700's, or any of the other surnames you might recoginze, would be an immense help! Never know, your Gibbs might have been related to the Gibbs I am seeking!
Thanks!
Margie Byrd