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Peter Gideon of Loudoun County Virginia

My fourth great grandfather, Peter Gideon, is somewhat of a mystery man. His Revolutionary War records indicate he was born in 1752 near Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Family lore passed through the Booth family indicate he was in fact born at sea coming from Germany. Neither "fact" has been proven. His grave marker in the Potts Cemetery in Loudoun County Virginia lists his death as "Feb 5, 1844, in his 96th year of age" which would place his birth around 1748.


At any rate, I dragged this Family Group Sheet (which needs updating that will come at a later date) from my archives and thought I'd put it online just to see if we can resolve some of the great mysteries of Peter Gideon.


Family Group Sheet of Peter GIDEON

Husband: Peter GIDEON ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Born: 22 MAR 1752 in: Germany (or near Philadelphia PA) Baptized: in: Died: 05 FEB 1844 in: Leesburg,Loudoun,VA Buried: in: Potts Cemetery,Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Other: Rev War Soldier in: Maryland Line Ref: PA,MD,VA,OH Occupation: innkeeper/soldier/farmer Father: Mother: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wife: Mary Catherine ERNST also known as: Mary Catherine McGloflin Married: in: Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Born: 12 JAN 1743 in: Baptized: in: Died: 13 AUG 1836 in: Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Buried: in: Old Potts Cem,Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Father: Mother: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ F Child 1 Catherine GIDEON Born: 1787 in: ?,Carroll,Maryland? Baptized: in: Died: 25 SEP 1834 in: Buried: in: Potts Cem,Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Mahlon MORRIS Married: 28 APR 1802 in: Loudoun Co,VA Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ M Child 2 George GIDEON Born: 28 SEP 1789 in: Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Baptized: in: Died: 07 MAY 1880 in: Clinton,Dewitt,IL Buried: in: Woodlawn Cem,Clinton,Dewitt,IL Other: War of 1812 in: Leslie's Co,Va Militia Ref: Occupation: innkeeper Spouse: Elizabeth MILLER Married: 19 AUG 1812 in: ,Loudoun Co,Va Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: Spouse: Luann ROWLEY Married: 03 Oct 1866 in: Clinton, Dewitt, IL Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ F Child 3 Mary GIDEON Born: 4 OCT 1792 in: VA Baptized: in: Died: 28 APR 1873 in: Mechanicsburg,Champaign,OH Buried: in: Mechanicsburg Cem,Champaign,OH Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Jesse EVANS Married: 09 Jan 1809 in: Loudoun Co VA Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ M Child 4 William GIDEON Born: 14 JAN 1796 in: Harpers Ferry,VA ? Baptized: in: Died: 01 NOV 1875 in: Springfield,IA Buried: in: Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Elizabeth Starr BLACKBURN (died 10 Apr 1836) Married: 15 JUN 1818 in: ?,Jefferson Co, VA Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: 1836 Spouse: Frances J. BOOTH Married: December 1836 in: Loudoun Co, VA Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ M Child 5 Henry GIDEON Born: 28 SEP 1798 in: Hillsboro,Loudoun,VA Baptized: in: Died: 22 NOV 1882 in: Muscatine,Muscatine,IA Buried: 25 NOV 1882 in: Earlham,Madison,IA Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Nancy Anna MILLER Married: 27 OCT 1825 in: Urbana,Champaign,OH Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ F Child 6 Elizabeth GIDEON Born: 1802 in: Baptized: in: Died: in: Buried: in: Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Mark GORE Married: in: Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ F Child 7 Sarah GIDEON Born: ABT 1805 in: Virginia Baptized: in: Died: in: Buried: in: Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: John Salter BLUE Jr. Married: ABT 1823 in: Ceremony: Divorced/Annulled/Separated: Year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
When I add the update, I'll also add the sources for this information. This particular text file which I hastily grabbed off my hard drive did not contain the notes and sources.

My personal line runs from Peter to Henry, to Henry's son Joseph, to Joseph's daughter Julianna Gideon Titus, her son Joseph Cyrus Titus to my A #1 mom Elsie Titus Martin.

You will notice however, as I post more, that I have also followed George, another of Peter Gideon's sons. This is because they married sisters, George to Elizabeth MILLER and Henry to Nancy Anna MILLER and thus both families descend from my MILLER ancestors.

Hopefully I'll get more online as soon as time permits.


Last Will and Testament of Peter Gideon

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