The following is a list of School Children over five and under twenty one years in Williamson or District No.15. of Richmond County. Committee members: John C. Graham, Duncan McNeill and Duncan McMillan. 1842 March 21.

If you have research notes concerning any school child here, please consider sharing them with others. Thanks, Myrtle Bridges

Malinda Sneed Schockley Sneed Martha Sneed Temperance Sneed
Hariet Sneed Alexander Norton Elizabeth Norton Nancy Norton
John Smith Francis Smith Lucy Smith Martha Smith
Anderson Smith Alexander Smith Darby Gibson Thomas Gibson
Honor Gibson Elijah Gibson Elisha Gibson Nelson Gibson
Nancy Gibson Eli Gibson Honer Pate Sarah Pate
John Kelly Nancy Gibson Elizabeth Gibson Stephen Gibson
John Gibson Elizabeth Rachels John Rachels Mary Ann McGugin (4)
John McGugin (4) Arthur Bright Albert Wright Hamilton Wright
Briety Wright Mary Wright Rebecca Wright William Wright
Starling Rachels(3) Alexander Huccabee Sarah Huccabee Handy Norton
Toddy Norton Godfrey Norton Margaret Norton Elijah McCall
Martin McCall George McCall Duncan McCall Silas Norton
Jane Norton Emiline Norton Andrew Norton Sarah Norton
Sarah M. Norton Elijah Norton Isam Norton Celina Wallis
James Wallis Sarah Wallis Mary Wallis Stephen Norton
Martha Wallis William Norton Harriet Wallis Daniel Beasly
John Beasly Mary Wallis Sarah Beasly Jackson Beasly
Nicholas Beasly Margaret Beasly Sarah Beasly Neill McNair
Julian McNair Mary Brown Jane Brown(1) Martha Brown
Effy Brown Lucy Ann Brown Catharine Brown Nancy Brown
Andrew Brown(1) Sarah Brown(1) Mary Brown(1) Daniel Brown(1)
John Brown Henly Brown(1) Eliza Brown John Sneed
Gilbert Sneed Garland Sneed Elizabeth Woodard Mary Ann Woodard
George Woodare Eliza Woodare Archibald McNeill Catherine Ann McNeill
Eliza Jane McNeill Florah McLain Abigail McLean Malcom McNeill
Archibald McNeill John McNeill Mary Ann McNeill James McNeill
Henry Harrington Sabrah Wright Robert Campbell James Graham
John Graham Margaret McNeill (5) Catharine McNeill (5) Daniel McNeill (5)
Barbara Beasly Sealy Beasly George Wright(2) Daniel Wright(2)
James Wright Murdock Brown Angeline Brown Alexander Brown
Martin Brown Nelson Brown Hugh Brown Rebecca Brown(1)
Stephen Brown Joshua Brown Maranda Williamson Frank Williamson
Harriet Gibson (6) Hiram Gibson (6) Jeptha Gibson (6) Pleasant Gibson (6)
Ziba Gibson (6) William Gibson (6) Rebecca Williamson Malinda Williamson
Isaac Williamson Samuel Calder Alexander Calder John Calder
Daniel Wright Malcom McNeill Duncan McNeill John McNeill
John McNeill Piety Wright

(1) Children of Daniel Brown & Rebecca Williamson

(2) Children of Thomas Wright & Nancy Williamson (sister of Rebecca Williamson)

(3) Starling Rachels, Private, born in Richmond County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting at "McLaurins" at age 42 on March 3, 1862. Present and accounted for until killed at Wilderness, Virginia May, 1864. Starling was assigned to Company D., 46th Regiment North Carolina Troops. (Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 Vol. XIII Infantry - A Publication of N.C. Dept. Archives)

(4) Mary Ann McGugin and John A. McGugin were the children of Archibald McGugan and Nancy Graham. Due to death of both parents they were living with their Guardian, John C. Graham, who was their Uncle.

(5) Margaret McNeill, Catherine McNeill and Daniel McNeill were the children of Duncan and Margaret McNeill. Ten year old Duncan McNeill was not listed.

Notes below are shared by Charlie White 1100 Hanover Drive Concord NC 28027-7831:

(6) Harriet Gibson, Hiram Gibson, Jeptha Gibson, Pleasant Gibson, Ziba Gibson and William Gibson are children of William D. Gibson and Charlotte, possibly Dawkins.
Harriet b c1823 md Elijah Chance
Hiram b c1825 1st md Catherine Hamer (21 Dec 1831-3 Jul 1858); 2nd md 5 Sep 1872, Richmond Co to Sarah Ann Covington; 3rd md 5 Mar 1878, Cumberland Co to Mary Bullard
Jeptha b c1827 md Anna Hannah
Pleasant b c1830 md Mary Hannah
Ziba b c1831 md Lydia Hannah
William D b c1833 md Martha--------- (following children would not have been school age in 1842)
Caroline b c1837 md Malcom B Smith
Nelson B b c1839 md Eliza Jane Brown

Whilst my beginning point in working with this family was Blanche Gibson Hamer's compilation of the Gibson family, I confirmed the Wm D Gibson children from a document in his Estate Papers = W. D. Gibson, Richmond County, 1863, at Archives & History Search Room, Raleigh. April term 1863, Sarah Gibson, widow petitions the court. William D Gibson died intestate, Richmond County. Children & heirs:
Hiram Gibson
Harriett, intermarried with Elijah Chance
Jeptha Gibson
Pleasant Gibson
Ziba B Gibson
William D Gibson
Caroline Smith md to M. B. Smith
Nelson Gibson

I derived birth dates from censuses---in fact, I haven't found a tombstone for my ancestor, Hiram W. Gibson, who was on the 1880 Richmond County Census but was dead by 1892 when his daughter Della Frances Gibson (who had md her cousin Louis Pipkin Gibson) sold land that had been deeded to Hiram. The 1842 listing of the children matches well: the two youngest weren't old enough to be in school. Also, widow Sarah McNair was a subsequent wife, and had no issue, per her father's estate papers. Hiram's two subsequent marriages both came after the change to marriage licenses, which asked the mother's name: he gave "Charlotte" and "C" Gibson as his mother's name in his applications.

© All records (except footnotes) on this page are transcribed from files at NC Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, N. C. by Myrtle Bridges

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