Major James Gibson

Major James Gibson (HM1YBY)

Location: Charles Town, WV 25414 Jefferson County
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N 39° 17.423', W 77° 51.172'

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Major James Gibson
Son of Andrew Gibson and Sarah Hopkins,
was born August 10, 1776, at
Lancaster, Penna. Came to
Winchester, Virginia with
his parents in 1779.
Commissioned by
Governor Cabell in 1807
Captain of Hampshire County
Light Infantry Company
in the 77th Regiment of Virginia.
Commissioned by
President Madison in 1812
as Captain in the 12th Regiment
of United States Infantry.
After the war Captain Gibson
continued some years in service
in the Ordnance Department.
Later was Major in regiment of
Virginia Militia. Moved from
Romney to Frederick County
where he was one of the
Justices of County Court
and several terms in the
General Assembly of Virginia.
Moved again to Romney,
Hampshire County, from which
in 1845 he came to
Charles Town Jefferson County,
dying here on October 13, 1847.
In the discharge of the duties
of Neighbor, Friend, Husband
and Father he was highly
useful, honored and beloved.
A tribute of filial affection
to the memory of
Major James Gibson
and Susan Gregg
his wife
Placed ByThe Gibson Family
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Date Added Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 253957 N 4352882
Decimal Degrees39.29038333, -77.85286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.423', W 77° 51.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 25.38" N, 77° 51' 10.32" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town WV 25414, US
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