Gibbes & LeConte Family History

My genealogical summary of everything I have found in the work of Susan Gibbes Robinson, the writings of A. Mason Gibbes Jr. and what I have uncovered through Internet searches and contacts with other family members known to me. (See bibliography at the end hereof.) Because of the proud relationship to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the LeContes are shown which connect the families. As with my other genealogy research, I have chosen to start with those who first immigrated to the American colonies, where possible. In the Generation numbering, I have begun with {2} so that the generations would align with my other sections. I should add that the colony of Carolina was split into North & South in 1711-1712, and the name of the famous South Carolina coastal city was changed from Charles Town to Charleston in 1783.

{2} George Mason I b. Jun 5 1629 Pershore, England, d. 1686, immigrated to the Virginia Colony in 1652 & settled in what soon became Stafford Cty, Va. He m. Mary French (b. ~1630 Pershore, England, d. ~1660/61) in 1658 & had 1 child:
         After the death of his 1st wife, he m. Margaret Allerton in 1661 & had 3 sons, the 2nd of whom was:

 
{3} George Mason II b. 1660 Stafford Cty. Va, d. 1716 Stafford Cty. Va, s/o George & his 1st wife Mary Mason, m. 1st his cousin Mary Fowke (d/o Gerard & Ann Thorogood Fowke) in 1688 & had 7 children, the 1st & 6th of whom were:
{3} Richard Mason b. 1662 Stafford Cty. Va, d. 1693, s/o George & his 2nd wife, Margaret Mason, m. Frances (b.~1663 Stafford Cty. Va, d. after 1705 Stafford Cty. Va in ~1685 Stafford Cty. Va & had 2 children, the 2nd of whom was:

 
{4} Robert Gibbes b. Jan 9 1644 St. Peter's Parish, Sandwich, County Kent, England, d. Jun 24 1715 Charles Town SC, 4th c/o Robert Gibbes & Mary Coventry Gibbes, both English. Having immigrated to Barbados as a child in 1648 & later to Carolina ~1670, he m. his 1st wife, a Jane Davis on Oct 24 1678, with whom he had 2 children including his namesake, Robert, who died in childhood, & a daughter, Mary who m. Thomas Elliott. His 2nd wife was Mary Davis (d. ~1710, d/o William Davis of Barbados, & no known relation to the 1st wife) on Jan 12 1688 in Charles Town, Carolina. After Mary's death, he m. Elizabeth Rixam (d. Jun 24 1715) on Oct 3 1710. After serving as sheriff (1684), then chief justice (1698), he became governor of the Crown Colony of Carolina by bribing one of the appointing deputies & served Jun 1710 to Mar 1712, when he was removed from office. He & his 2nd wife, Mary, had 3 children:
{4} Nicholas Gibbes b. Nov 21 1655 Barbados, d. Jun 23 1717, 10th c/o Robert Gibbes & Mary Coventry Gibbes, m. Elizabeth Seay (b. Oct 29 1663 Barbados, d. Mar 12 1691) on Feb 19 1679 when she was 15 yrs. old & they had at least 1 son:
{4} Guillaume LeConte, b. Mar 6 1659 Rouen, France, d. Feb 1711 New Rochelle NY. It is said the nobleman, who had become a Huguenot in France, received from the royal court of Louis XIV – many say from the king himself – a warning of the imminent revocation of the 87-year-old Edict of Nantes, which had given certain rights to the Huguenots in spite of the dominance of Catholics in the country. He then fled to the Netherlands before the revocation in 1685 & changed his surname from his father's – whatever it was – to his mother's, LeConte. He came to America in 1698 & settled in New Rochelle NY with a number of other Huguenot immigrants, m. Marguerite de Valleau (b. 1659 France, d. 1703 New Rochelle NY, d/o Pierre Joyeulx de Valleau of the French Caribbean island of Martinique) on Feb 17 1701. Guillaume & Marguerite had 1 son before she died:
         There are many conflicting stories of Guillaume's life & marriages, but it seems most likely that Marguerite died shortly after William was born (Dec 3 1702) & Guillaume m. Margaret Mahault on Apr 17 1703. (Both died of the yellow fever in early 1711, though some records say they both died in 1720.) They had 2 more children:
{4} John Quarterman b. 1696 or 1710 Dorchester Cty, SC, d. Feb 21 1765 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o Robert & Elizabeth Quarterman, English immigrants, received a grant of 500 acres of land in Liberty Cty. Ga. in 1752 & moved there 2 years later. Earlier, he m. Elizabeth Baker (b. Oct 27 1724 Dorchester Cty. SC, d. Aug 12 1755 Liberty Cty. Ga, d/o Richard Baker) in 1732 in Dorchester Cty, SC. & had at least 2 sons:
{4} John Nisbet b. 1705 Loudon Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland, d. Nov 19 1755 Rowan Cty. NC, m. Sarah Brevard (b. 1707 Harthill, Scotland, d. Oct 1764 Rowan Cty. NC, d/o John Brevard) in ~1724 in Harthill, Scotland, immigrated to the colony of North Carolina in 1731 & had at least 1 son:
{4} Thomas Cooper b. 1733 Frederick Cty. Va, d. Feb 13 1796 Hancock Cty. Va, s/o James Cooper, m. Sarah Clark "Sallie" Anthony (b. Aug 15 1742 Goochland Cty. Va, d. Feb 13 1797 Hancock Cty. Va, d/o Joseph Mark & Elizabeth Clark "Betty" Anthony) on Feb 6 1762 & had at least 2 children:
{4} Alexander Osborne b. Jul 4 1709 Monmouth Cty. NJ, d. Jul 11 1776 Rowan Cty. NC, m. Agnes McWhorter (b. Sep 23 1713 New Castle De, d. Jul 9 1776 Rowan Cty. NC, d/o Hugh & Jean McWhorter, who immigrated to America from Cty. Armagh, Ireland) in ~1742 in Lancaster Pa & had at least 1 daughter:
{4} Chandler Fowke b. 1695 Charles Cty. Md, d. Feb 10 1745 Stafford Cty. Va, s/o Gerard & Sarah Burdett Fowke of Charles Cty. Md, m. Mary Fossaker (b. ~1695 Stafford Cty. Va, d. 1783 Stafford Cty. Va, d/o Richard & Mary Withers Fossaker) in 1716 & had at least 1 son:
{4} Sympha Rosa Ann Mason b. 1703 Stafford Cty. Va, d. 1783 Stafford Cty. Va, d/o George (II) & Mary Mason, the grandparents of the famous founding father George Mason, m. John Dinwiddie (b. 1695 Glasgow, Scotland, d. 1726 Glasgow, Scotland) in 1716 in Stafford Cty. Va. & had at least 1 daughter:

 
{5} William Gibbes, b. Feb 2 1689 Charles Town, Carolina, d. Mar 10 1733 Charles Town SC, s/o Robert & Mary Gibbes, inherited his father's landholdings in Charles Town on Wappoo Creek & the Ashley River in what is now Albemarle Point or "West of Ashley." He m. Alice Culcheck (or Culcheth) (b. 1700, d. Aug 31 1739 Johns Island SC, d/o Ralph Culcheck, of Tiperary, Ireland) in 1716 & had 3 children:
{5} Thomas Hasell b. Aug 6 1683 Dalemain House, Cumberland Cty, England, d. Nov 9 1744 Berkeley Cty. SC, s/o Edward Hasell, an English immigrant to the Carolina colony, m. Elizabeth Ashby (b. Sep 1698 Charles Town, Carolina, d. Mar 1746 Berkeley Cty. SC, d/o John & Constantina Broughton Ashby, immigrants from London, England) on Jan 21 1714 in Berkeley Cty. SC & had at least 1 daughter:
{5} Benjamin Gibbes, b. Jan 10 1681 Barbados, d. Aug 1720 Goose Creek SC, s/o Nicholas & Elizabeth Gibbes, m. Jane Eliot (b. Mar 21 1681 Barbados, d. Aug 19 1717) on Jan 31 1705. After her death, he m. Amarinthia Smith (b. Oct 31 1690 Charles Town, Carolina) on Oct 8 1719. He & Amarinthia had at least 1 daughter:
{5} Gabriel Guignard b. 1708 Ile d'Oleron, France, d. Aug 24 1757 Charles Town SC, immigrated to the colony of South Carolina in 1741 to escape the French persecution of Huguenots, m. Frances De Liesseline (b. 1730 Champagne-Ardenne, France, d. Jul 22 1773 Charles Town SC, d/o the Marquis De Liesseline) on Nov 10 1746 in Charles Town SC & they had at least 2 children:
{5} James Sanders b. 1743 Charles Town SC, d. 1798, m. Sarah Slann (b. 1745, d. 1799) & had at least one daughter:
{5} Edward Richardson b. Nov 1701 England, d. Feb 17 1786 Va, s/o John & Sally Mazyck Richardson, m. Elizabeth Poinsett (b. 1711 Charles Town, Carolina, d. Mar 27 1755 Charles Town SC, d/o Joel & Susannah Varin Poinsett), her 2nd marriage, in 1742 in Va. & had several children, including a son:
{5} William LeConte (given name anglicized from his father's, Guillaume) b. Dec 3 1702 New Rochelle NY, d. 1758 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o Guillame LeConte & his 1st wife Marguerite, m. Marianne Mercier & had at least 1 daughter:
{5} Pierre LeConte (given name anglicized to Peter in his 20's), b. Jul 25 1704 New Rochelle NY, d. Jan 29 1768 Monmouth Cty. NJ, s/o Guillame LeConte & his 2nd wife Margaret, m. Margaret Pintard (d. Feb 10 1736, d/o Antoine & Catherine Stelle deLaurier Pintard) on Mar 29 1734. After her early death, he m. Valeriah Eaton (b. Mar 28 1715 Eatontown NJ, d. Feb 1 1788 Orange NJ, d/o John & Joanna Wardell Eaton) on Jan 20 1737. He & Valeriah had 5 children, the 1st 2 of whom were:
{5} Thomas Quarterman b. 1738 Dorchester Cty. SC, d. May 31 1791 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o John & Elizabeth Quarterman, m. 1st Rebecca Bacon (b. ~1733 Berkeley Cty. SC, d. Mar 11 1775 Liberty Cty. Ga) on Nov 29 1757 & had 6 children, the 2nd of whom was:
{5} Robert Quarterman b. Mar 27 1742 Dorchester Cty. SC, d. Oct 29 1786 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o John & Elizabeth Quarterman, m. 2nd Elizabeth Baker (no known relation to his mother, b. Apr 28 1756 Liberty Cty. Ga, d. Aug 12 1775 Liberty Cty. Ga, d/o Richard & Elizabeth Andrew Baker) on May 9 1771 in Liberty Cty. Ga. & had at least 1 daughter:
{5} John Nisbet Jr b. ~1737 Philadelphia Pa, d. May 18 1817 Rowan Cty. NC, s/o John & Sarah Nisbet, m. Mary Lloyd Osborne (b. ~1747 Charlotte NC, d. Feb 20 1788 Rowan Cty. NC, d/o Alexander & Agnes Osborne) in ~1765 & had 7 children, including 2 sons:
{5} Thomas Cooper b. ~1771 Henry Cty. Va, d. Jul 5 1843 Eatonton Ga, s/o Thomas & Sallie Cooper (& sister of Penelope who m. {6} James Cooper Nisbet below), m. Judith Harvey (b. ~1775, d. 1842) in ~1797 & had at least one daughter:
{5} William Mason b. 1692 Stafford Va, d. Dec 1745 Stafford Va, s/o Richard & Frances Mason of Stafford Cty. Va, m. Eleanor Middleton (b. ~1685 Stafford Cty Va, d. 1710 Stafford Cty Va) in 1710. His 1st wife having died shortly after marriage, he then m. Jane Thompson (b. Nov 15 1693 Middlesex Va, d. 1745 Stafford Cty Va, d/o Stephens & Dorothy Taunton Thompson, immigrants from London, England) in late 1710. William & Jane had several children, one of whom was:
{5} Henry Nelson b. 1673 Kirkby, Lancashire, England, d. Dec 29 1749 Stafford Cty. Va, m. Sarah Ann Giles (b. 1692 Lancashire, England, d. 1750 Stafford Cty. Va) on Apr 27 1714 & had at least one daughter:
{5} Gerard Fowke b. 1717 King George Cty. Va, d. 1781 Stafford Cty. Va, s/o Chandler & Mary Fowke, m. his distant cousin, Elizabeth Dinwiddie (b. ~1717, d. Oct 22 1781, d/o John & Sympha Dinwiddie & 1st cousin of the founding father George Mason) on Nov 26 1745 & had several children, including a daughter:
{5} James Adams b. 1710 Honington, Lincolnshire, England, d. 1753 Va, m. Agnus Walker (b. 1720 England, d. 1755) in 1746 & had several children, including a son:

 
{6} William Gibbes, b. Jan 8 1722 Charles Town SC, d. Feb 20 1789 Charleston SC, s/o William & Alice Gibbes, m. Mary Benison (d. Apr 5 1747, d/o George & Elisabeth Benison) on Mar 8 1744 & had 2 daughters who died in childhood. After Mary's death, he m. Elizabeth Hasell (b. Jan 14 1725 Charles Town SC, d. Jun 3 1762 Charles Town SC, d/o Thomas & Elizabeth Hasell) on Feb 18 1748 in Charles Town SC & had 5 more children, the 3rd of whom was:
{6} Robert Wilson b. Apr 2 1736 Cupar, Scotland, d. Aug 26 1815 Charleston SC, s/o Alexander & Jean Wilson, Scottish immigrants to New England, m. Ana Isabel Chisholm (b. Dec 31 1743 Charles Town SC, d. Nov 27 1803 Charleston SC, d/o Alexander & Judith Radcliffe Chisholm, Scottish immigrants) on Apr 8 1759 in Charles Town SC & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} John Gabriel Guignard b. Oct 21 1751 Charles Town SC, d. Jan 9 1822 Charleston SC, s/o Gabriel & Frances Guignard, m. Elizabeth Sanders (b. Jan 1764 near Charles Town SC, d. Sep 1 1814 Columbia SC, d/o James & Sarah Sanders) in 1779 in Sumter Cty. SC & had at least 1 son:
{6} William Richardson b. Jul 13 1743 Va, d. Feb 17 1786 Sumter Cty. SC, s/o Edward & Elizabeth Richardson, m. Ann Magdalen Guignard (b. Feb 17 1750 Charles Town SC, d. May 23 1810 Columbia SC, d/o Gabriel & Frances Guignard) on Oct 13 1768 in Charles Town SC & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} Susanna LeConte, b. ~1728, d. Oct 8 1758, d/o William & Marianne LeConte, m. William Bayley, an English immigrant, in ~1743 & had at least 2 sons:
{6} John Eaton LeConte (middle name often spelled Eatton), b. Sep 13 1739 Shrewsbury NJ, d. Jan 11 1822 Newark NJ, s/o Peter & Valeriah LeConte, studied under his father & became a physician. Along with his older brother, William (1738-1788), he founded Woodmanston Plantation near Midway Ga. in 1760. Back in the New York area, he m. Jane Sloan (b. 1746 New York NY, d. Jul 1826 New York NY, d/o another Jane Sloan) in 1776 & had 3 children, all male:
{6} Joseph Quarterman b. Apr 17 1764 Liberty Cty. Ga, d. Dec 26 1801 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o Thomas & Rebecca Quarterman, m. his 1st cousin Elizabeth Quarterman (b. Feb 28 1773 SC, d. Jul 1826 Liberty Cty. Ga, d/o of Joseph's uncle Robert Quarterman & his wife Elizabeth) on May 17 1787 & they had at least 1 daughter:
{6} James Cooper Nisbet b. 1767 Rowan Cty. NC, d. Apr 7 1832 Athens Ga, s/o John & Mary Nisbet, m. Penelope Cooper (b. Nov 5 1775 Henry Cty. Va, d. July 5 1834 Athens Ga, d/o Thomas & Sallie Cooper [the matching of his middle & her maiden name Cooper appears to be a coincidence]) on Aug 5 1794 in Greene Cty. Ga & had several children, 2 of whom were:
{6} John Brevard Nisbet III b. Apr 3 1781 Rowan Cty. NC, d. Nov 20 1841 Athens Ga, s/o John & Mary Nisbet, m. Harriet Cooper (b. Feb 9 1789 Greene Cty. Ga, d. May 1 1863 Washington DC, d/o Thomas & Judith Cooper & niece of her brother-in-law James' wife Penelope above) on Apr 25 1815 in Hancock Cty. Ga & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} John F. Mason b. 1722 Stafford Va, d. 1796 Stafford Va, s/o William & Jane Mason of Stafford Va. & 2nd cousin of the founding father George Mason, m. Mary Nelson (b. Dec 11 1720 Stafford Va, d. 1801 Stafford Va, d/o Henry & Sarah Nelson) on Nov 27 1747 in Stafford Va & had at least 10 children one of whom was a son:
{6} Sarah Fowke b. ~1750 King George Cty. Va, d. ~1800, d/o Gerard & Elizabeth Fowke, m. Riley S. Roy (b. ~1750 Va) & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} Augustine Smith b. Jan 3 1739 Yorktown Va, d. Jun 13 1774 Middlesex Va, s/o John Warner & Mary Jacqueline Smith, m. Margaret Boyd (b. ~1743 Va, d. ~1777) on Jan 25 1770 in Middlesex Va & had at least 1 son:
{6} Joel Adams b. Feb 4 1750 Culpepper Cty Va, d. Jul 9 1830 Richland Cty. SC, s/o James & Agnes Walker Adams, was a leader of the SC Militia forces during the Revolutionary War & established himself as one of the pioneering planters of central SC & became one of the "first families" of the young state. On Dec 28 1773, he m. Grace Weston (b. Sep 27 1752 Edenton NC, d. Dec 23 1832 Richland Cty. SC, d/o William & Sarah Luten Weston of NC) & had 7 children, the 6th of whom was a son:

 
{7} William Hasell Gibbes, b. Mar 16 1754 Charles Town SC, d. Feb 13 1834 Charleston SC, s/o William & Elizabeth Gibbes, served in the Revolutionary War. He m. Ann Shepherd (d/o Charles & Elisabeth Shepherd) on Aug 29 1782 & had 10 children. After Ann's death, he m. Mary Philip Wilson (b. Jun 4 1772 Charles Town SC, d. Apr 21 1844 Charleston SC, d/o Robert & Ann Wilson) on Jan 21 1808 & had a son:
{7} James Sanders Guignard b. Jan 14 1780 Charles Town SC, d. Nov 2 1856 Columbia SC, s/o John & Elizabeth Guignard of Charleston SC, m. his 1st cousin, Caroline Richardson (b. Feb 7 1779 Sumter Cty. SC, d. Dec 4 1816 Columbia SC, d/o William & Ann Richardson) on Jan 23 1801 in Charleston SC & had 8 children, the 5th of whom was:
{7} Richard Bayley b. ~1745, d. Aug 17 1801 Staten Island NY, s/o Susanna LeConte & William Bayley. A noted physician, he m. Catherine Charlton (d. 1777, d/o Richard Charlton, an English immigrant & priest & Mary Bayeaux, the d/o French Huguenot immigrants) & had 3 daughters:
{7} Alfred Moore Nisbet b. Mar 30 1797 Greene Cty. Ga, d. Apr 11 1877 Macon Ga, s/o James & Penelope Nisbet, m. Sarah Stillwell Edwards (b. Dec 16 1795 Philadelphia Pa, d. Aug 20 1868 Milledgeville Ga) on May 16 1823 in Greene Cty. Ga. & had at least 1 daughter:
{7} Louis LeConte b. Aug 4 1782 Shrewsbury NJ, d. Jan 9 1838 Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o John & Jane LeConte, was a physician, but his fame came from his work as a naturalist, like his brother John. Beginning in 1810, he lived the rest of his life in Woodmanston Plantation near Midway in Liberty Cty, Ga. He m. Anne Quarterman (b. Oct 26 1793 Liberty Cty. Ga, d. Dec 24 1826 Liberty Cty. Ga. when their 6 children were all still young leaving Louis to raise them at Woodmanston, d/o Joseph & Elizabeth Quarterman of Midway) on Jan 30 1812 in Midway Ga. & had 7 children:
{7} Enoch Mason b. 1769 Albemarle Cty. Va, d. Dec 13 1828 Louisa Cty. Va, s/o John & Mary Mason of Stafford Cty. Va, m. Lucy Riley Roy (b. ~1772 King George Cty. Va, d. 1815 Stafford Cty. Va, d/o Riley & Sarah Fowke Roy) on Apr 28 1796 in Stafford Cty. Va & had at least 1 son:
{7} Augustine Jacqueline "A.J." Smith b. Apr 28 1774 Middlesex Cty. Va, d. Feb 12 1830 Westgrove Va, s/o Augustine & Margaret Smith, m. Susanna Taylor (b. 1776 Alexandria Va, d. Dec 18 1836 Westgrove Va, d/o Jesse & Elizabeth Johnstone Taylor, immigrants from Dublin, Ireland) on Mar 23 1796 in Alexandria Va & had at least 1 daughter:
{7} Henry Walker "Harry" Adams b. Jan 14 1790 Richland Cty. SC, d. Oct 2 1815 Richland Cty. SC, s/o Joel & Grace Adams, m. Mary Howell Hart Goodwyn (b. 1792 Richland Cty. SC, d. Jul 9 1813 Richland Cty. SC, d/o John & Keziah Goodwyn) on Apr 23 1811 in Richland Cty. SC & had only 1 child before they died:
{7}Samuel Scott b.~1790 Richland Cty. SC, d. 1821 Richland Cty. SC, s/o Joseph & Margaret Dudley Scott, m. Jane Ross (b. 1782 Scotland, d. 1866 Richland Cty. SC) on Oct 8 1808 in Richland Cty. SC & had several children including:

 
{8} Robert Wilson Gibbes, b. Jul 8 1809 Charleston SC, d. Oct 15 1866, s/o William & Mary Gibbes, was a renowned medical doctor who was widely known for advocating an end to the practice of bleeding patients in the treatment of many diseases, successfully ran a newspaper The South Carolinian & served as Surgeon-General of SC during the WBTS. He m. Caroline Elizabeth Guignard (b. Apr 14 1811, d. Feb 1 1865, d/o James & Caroline Guignard of Columbia SC) on Dec 20 1827 & had 12 children:
{8} Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Bayley b. Aug 28 1774 New York NY, d. Jan 4 1821 Emmitsburg Md, 2nd c/o Richard & Catherine Bayley, m. William Magee "Will" Seton, a Scottish immigrant (d. Dec 27 1803 in Pisa, Italy) on Jan 25 1794 & had 5 children:
         After experiencing many deaths – her mother died when she was 3, her sister Kitty when she was 4, her father died of yellow fever & finally she was trying in vain to save her husband from the same affliction 2 years later in Livorno & Pisa, Italy – Eliza converted from her Episcopalian roots to the Roman Catholic Church in 1805, based on her friendship with Italian families & her strong love of the Catholic sacraments. She devoted her life to the church & in 1809, founded the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Md, which continues its charitable works to this day. Having two miraculous cures credited to the victims' prayers to Mother Seton, she was beatified by Pope John XXIII on Mar 17 1963 & declared the 1st American-born Saint by Pope Paul VI on Sep 14 1975.

{8} Alexander Hamilton Mason b. Jul 15 1807 Falmouth Va, d. May 30 1858 Falmouth Va, s/o Enoch & Lucy Mason, was named by his parents for the famous founding father & 1st Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who had recently died. He m. Jane Alan Smith (b. Mar 22 1812 Westgrove Va, d. Aug 20 1847 Falmouth Va, d/o A.J. & Susanna Smith) on Dec 23 1831 & had 8 children, the 4th of whom was:
{8} Louis LeConte II, b. Jan 4 1821 Liberty Cty. Ga, d. Oct 20 1851 (tombstone incorrectly reads 1852) Liberty Cty. Ga, s/o Louis & Ann LeConte, was a professor but met a mysterious & untimely death at the age of 30, probably from the accidental discharge of a shotgun. He m. Harriet Cooper Nisbet (b. 1824 Hancock Cty. Ga, d. Jan 1892 Washington DC, d/o John & Harriet Nisbet & the 1st cousin of his brother William's wife above & a 1st-cousin-once-removed of his brother Joseph's above) on Jul 25 1843 in Athens Ga. After her husband's early death, she moved to Washington DC & also spent time in Europe from 1858 to 1864. They had 4 children:
{8} James Hopkins Adams b. Mar 15 1812 Minervaville SC, d. Jul 13 1861 Columbia SC, s/o Harry & Mary Adams, since his parents died before he turned 4, was raised by his grandfather, Joel Adams. He served in the SC state legislature nearly 20 years & was the 66th governor of SC. He m. Jane Margaret Scott (b. Nov 4 1812, d. Dec 15 1885, Richland Cty. SC, d/o Samuel & Jane Scott) on Apr 10 1832 & had 11 children, the 9th of whom was:

 
{9} Mary Caroline Gibbes b. Apr 1 1835, d. Sep 7 1890, d/o Robert & Caroline Gibbes, m. John Peyre Thomas Jr. of Mt. Hope Plantation, Fairfield Cty. SC (b. Mar 17 1833, d. Feb 11 1912) on Nov 20 1855 & had 14 children:
{9} Wade Hampton Gibbes b. Apr 3 1837, d. Jun 12 1903, s/o Robert & Caroline Gibbes, was named by his father for the famous SC politician & his friend, Wade Hampton. He graduated from West Point in 1860, resigned his commission, became a lieutenant in the SC Artillery and, as such, was in charge of the mortar battery which fired the first signal shot over Fort Sumter at the outbreak of the WBTS. During the war, he was wounded & also taken extremely ill several times & finished his service by directing the attack on the Appomattox Court House, where Lee was forced to surrender. It has therefore been arguably claimed that he fired both the first & the last shots of the war! He m. Jane Alan Mason (b. Jun 7 1840 Falmouth Va, d. Dec 26 1887 Columbia SC, d/o Alexander & Jane Alan Mason) on Nov 14 1860 in King George Cty. Va. & had 6 children:
{9} Alice Eliza Gibbes, b. Jun 11 1853 Columbia SC, d. Oct 6 1900 Columbia SC, d/o Robert & Caroline Gibbes, m. William Guion Childs (b. Oct 2 1850 Lincolnton NC, d. May 2 1912, s/o Lysander Doolittle & Nancy Harriet Hoke Childs of Lincolnton NC) on Sep 2 1872 in Columbia SC & had 11 children, the 2nd of whom was:
{9} Louis Eaton LeConte III (middle name often spelled Eatton), b. Oct 7 1849 Liberty Cty, Ga, d. Feb 26 1883 Pueblo Co, s/o Louis & Harriet LeConte, was an attorney.in Columbia SC. In 1880, he moved to Pueblo Co. for his health, though he only lived 3 more years. On Nov 23 1876, he m. Caroline "Carrie" Hopkins Adams (b. Dec 15 1850 at the Adams plantation "Live Oak" near Horrell Hill in Richland Cty SC, d. Mar 25 1935 Hopkins SC, at "Alwehav," a place she acquired in 1903). She was the 9th c/o former SC Governor James Hopkins Adams & his wife Jane. As a teenager, Carrie survived Sherman's troops in Feb 1865 by hiding in the plantation house's attic. As a 32-year-old woman in Colorado, her husband died on Feb 26th, her son was born on the 27th & she got them all on a train to SC on the 28th! Louis & Carrie had 4 children:

 
{10} John Peyre Thomas III b. Dec 9 1859, d. Jun 13 1946, 2nd c/o Mary Gibbes & John Peyre Thomas, m. Mary Sumter Waties (b. Jan 19 1860, d. May 10 1918) on Jan 29 1879 & had 3 children:
{10} Wade Hampton Gibbes Jr, b. Oct 14 1861 Columbia SC, d. May 1 1938, 1st c/o Hampton & Jane Alan Gibbes, founded a farm & machinery business in ~1891 with his father, which he called W. H. Gibbes, Jr & Co. In 1902, he turned the company over to his brother Mason. He m. Susan Keith Heyward (b. Mar 13 1863, d. Feb 21 1896 Columbia SC) on Nov 30 1887 & had 4 children:
         After his 1st wife's death, Hampton m. Heloise Weston (b. Oct 13 1870, d. Feb 4 1957) on Jan 3 1898 & had 5 more children:
{10} Alexander Mason Gibbes, b. Feb 11 1877 Columbia SC, d. Sep 6 1921 Columbia SC, 5th c/o Hampton & Jane Alan Gibbes, took over the machinery business of his brother Hampton in 1902 & renamed it Gibbes Machinery Co, which lasted until 1989. He m. Caroline Adams "Lina" LeConte (b. Feb 20 1881 Colorado Springs Co, d. Jul 22 1977 Columbia SC, 3rd c/o Louis & Carrie LeConte) on Apr 9 1902 & had 6 children:
{10} Edith Childs b. Mar 21 1875 Columbia SC, d. May 29 1955 Columbia SC, 2nd c/o William & Alice Childs, m. David Wallace Robinson (b. Aug 28 1868 Lincolnton NC, d. Apr 15 1935 Columbia SC, s/o John Alfred & Nancy Frances Rhodes Robinson of Lincolnton NC) on Feb 11 1897 in Columbia SC & had 6 children, the 2nd of whom was:
{10} Margaret "Bep" LeConte, b. Jul 30 1879, d. Jul 30 1967 Hopkins SC (Alwehav), 2nd c/o Louis & Carrie LeConte, m. Alexander Talley Moore (b. May 27 1878, d. Nov 30 1947) & had 2 sons:

 
{11} Mary Sumter Thomas b. Mar 7 1885, d. Oct 15 1966, 2nd c/o of John & Mary Thomas, m. Alva Moore Lumpkin (b. Nov 13 1886 Milledgeville Ga, d. Aug 1 1941 Washington DC as a US Senator from SC after only 10 days in office) on Nov 14 1912 & had 3 children:
{11} James Heyward Gibbes, b. Sep 8 1888, d. Dec 15 1962, 2nd c/o of Hampton & Susan Gibbes, m. Eugenia Felder Salley (b. Sep 12 1888 Orangeburg SC, d. Aug 19 1987 Columbia SC, d/o Michael Gramling & Mary Adele Buchanan Salley) on Jun 10 1914 & had 2 children:
{11} Elizabeth Mason "Bibba" Gibbes, b. Sep 19 1905, d. Jul 26 1952, 2nd c/o Mason & Lina Gibbes, m. her 2nd cousin, David Wallace Robinson Jr. (b. Nov 22 1899 Lincolnton NC, d. Oct 6 1989 Columbia SC, s/o David Wallace & Edith Childs Robinson & see also {12} Susan Gibbes below) on Jan 21 1933 & they had 2 children

{11} Margaret Evelyn "Marne" Gibbes, b. Sep 13 1906 Hopkins SC (Alwehav), d. Mar 26 1990 Columbia SC, 3rd c/o Mason & Lina Gibbes, m. John Julius "Jack" Pringle Jr. (b. May 6 1907, d. May 6 1959, s/o John Julius & Ellen Stuart Elliot Pringle) on Nov 10 1934 & had 3 children

{11} Alexander Mason Gibbes Jr, b. Feb 4 1914 Columbia SC, d. Jan 30 2007, 5th c/o Mason & Lina Gibbes. [Mason had a great interest in genealogy & contributed significantly in his compiling of the history of both the Gibbes & LeConte lines.] On Nov 16 1946, he m. Sarah Louise Davies (b. Aug 16 1922 Beech Island SC, d. Dec 11 2016 Columbia SC, d/o Thomas Wilhelm & Margaret Dixon Davies of Columbia SC) & had 3 children

{11} Louis LeConte Gibbes, b. Nov 11 1919 Columbia SC, d. Dec 9 1996 Columbia SC, 6th c/o Mason & Lina Gibbes, married & had 5 children

{11} Alexander Talley Moore Jr., b. Jan 21 1912, d. Sep 22 2000, 1st c/o Talley & Bep Moore, m. Alice Shirley (b. Jun 29 1912, d. Jan 13 1976) & had 2 children

{12} Alva Moore Lumpkin Jr, b. Nov 25 1921, d. Jan 29 2005 Columbia SC, 3rd c/o Alva & Mary Lumpkin, married & had 3 children

{12} Susan Heyward Gibbes, b. Aug 30 1915, d. Mar 17 2012, 1st c/o Heyward & Eugenia Gibbes. [This is the woman who contributed so very much to the genealogy of the Gibbes line.] On Oct 8 1941, she m. Jacob Henry Woodward Jr. (b. Oct 16 1913, d. Nov 15 1943 in World War II) & had 1 child. Twelve years after the death of her 1st husband, on Sep 17 1955, she m. David Wallace Robinson Jr. (her 2nd-cousin-once-removed and 1st-cousin-once-removed-by-marriage - See above at {11} Elizabeth Gibbes) & they had 1 child
 
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