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Our Earliest Known Ancestors:
("Earliest Known" in these cases means "earliest PROVEABLE")

· Descendants of Patrick GIDEON - (b. Abt. 1813/14 - d. Abt. 1870) and Milly "Unknown" - (b. Abt. 1827/28 - d. Abt. 1870)
Our earliest known GIDEON/GIDDIENS/GIDDEON ancestors are Patrick Gideon and wife Milly. The 1850 U.S. Census for Dale County, Alabama (near the SE corner of AL) is the earliest proveable documentation we have on this couple. It is very likely that Patrick is found in the 1840 U.S. Census for Decatur County, Georgia (SW corner of GA) living near another Patrick, and two men named Jesse and Isaac Gideon. Patrick claimed North Carolina ancestry, while Milly claimed she was born in Alabama. Her maiden name is yet to be proven, but it may have been Johnson or Simpson.

· Descendants of William E. LACY - (b. Abt. 1773 - d. 26 Jan 1872) and Mary PAYNE - (b. Abt. 1780 - d. 1830/40)
William E. Lacy was born somewhere in Virginia, and lived to be almost 100 years old. He was listed as being 97 years old in the 1870 U.S. Census for Banks County, Georgia. A probate record has been found listing his death date as January 26, 1872. His wife was Mary "Polly" Payne, who is said to have been born in Georgia.

· Descendants of Francis POWELL - (b. 1740/50 - d. 1838/39)
Francis Powell was born in the 1740s in that portion of Albermarle County, Virginia that later became Amherst County (north of present day Lynchburg area.) Francis, Revolutionary Soldier, is our earliest proveable ancestor. His ancestors, listed in this database, are merely guesses. His wife may have been Nancy Whitehead, but that has yet to be proven.

· Descendants of Pinkney G. WATSON - (b. Abt. 1840 - d. 26 Jun 1862) and Mary Jane TINDELL - (b. Abt. 1838 - d. Aft. 1900)
Pinkney G. Watson is listed in the 1860 U.S. Census for Dale County, Alabama. This is the earliest record we have on him. Entering the 33rd Alabama Regiment in the spring of 1862, Pinkney died that summer near Tupelo from disease. He was stationed shortly at Fort McRee, near Pensacola, Florida. Pinkney's wife was Mary Jane Tindell, who likely never remarried.

Generated  Mar 26, 2006 
By Keith Giddeon