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  • ID: I52
  • Name: Peter Gideon
  • Given Name: Peter
  • Surname: Gideon
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 725F3E96A3A940AE831C65EA2DE8AEB44480
  • Change Date: 7 FEB 2010
  • Note:
    The following appeared in "VIRGINIA MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, PART IV," Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution, page 243 Gideon, Peter, Loudoun Co., 82. While residing in Taneytown,Md. Peter Gideon was a minute man in Taneytown in 1775 and part of 1776. He enlisted June 1st 1776, Served 6 months in Captain Jacob Good's co. Colonel Shryek's Maryland Regiment, He served one week in Jan.1777 where he guarded Hession prisoners taken at the battle of Trenton, carried them to Nolands Ferry on the Potomac River. (excerpt of a letter from A.D.Hiller executive assistant to the administrator, Dated March 21, 1939.) At time of pension app. he lived about 4 miles from Hillsboro, Loudoun,Va.

    Peter Heinrich Gideon of Bavaria in company with his wife and one year old son, Peter, started for the new world about 1749. The wife died en voyage but Peter Heinrich and his son, Peter, arrived safely at Philadelphia. Peter Heinrich Gideon remarried and had other children. Both father and son fought in the Revolutionary War. Peter Gideon located in Maryland but later removed to Loudoun County, Virginia were he followed farming until his death in 1844 at the age of 96 years. He had seven children, the oldest son being George.

    "George Gideon was born in Maryland in 1788 and married Elizabeth Miller of Virginia in 1812. During the War of 1812 he served in the Virginia Militia. Their three children were with them when they pioneered into Champaign county, Ohio in 1817. The Gideon family came to Clinton in the spring of 1847 when Clinton consisted of only a dozen or so houses. The trip from Ohio to Illinois was made overland in eight large prairie schooners. George Gideon conducted a hotel in Clinton and laid out the Gideon addition to Clinton. He died at the age of 92 years in 1880. His wife died at the age of 72 years in 1864. They raised a family of ten children: George William, Sarah, Catherine, Armstead M., Peter Miller, Ann, John Wesley, Samuel Hitt, Jacob Boucher and Elizabeth." - Clinton 1835-1985, Dewitt County, Illinois 1839-1985; IL (Dewitt) HIS 1985, pp.227-228; Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Library, 201 E. Grove St., Bloomington, IL 61701

    3 Event: Anecdote Note: According to traditions, he was of German [Bavarian] birth. He was one year old when he came to the U.S. Some say he was born in 1748 and near Philadelphia, others say he was born on the ship coming to America.

    3 Will: 30 NOV 1835 Note:
    Last Will and Testament of Peter Gideon "In the name of God, Amen. I Peter Gideon of the County of Loudoun and State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory and having now nearly reached my eighty-fifth year and being aware of the uncertainty of life do make the following my last will and testament, that is to say: I give to my wife Catherine one third of my farm , or the profits of my farm during her life; I also give to my said wife one half of my household and kitchen furniture to be chosen by her at the appraisement price. I also give her two cows and five hogs to be chosen by her. At the death of my wife, I desire my Executors hereinafter named to sell my farm at public sale to the highest and I should be glad if my son William would purchase it if he thinks himself able to become the purchaser. I give to Mahlon Morris, my son-in-law the sum of four-hundred dollars which is to be deducted the sum of eighty dollars which he owes me. I also give my daughter Elizabeth Gore four hundred dollars from which is to be deducted the some of ninety four which her husband Mark Gore owes me. I also give to each of my daughters, Mary Evans and Sarah Blue four hundred dollars. I desire my Executors to put the money I design for Elizabeth Gore at interest during the life of her husband, and at his death be paid to his widow, if living, or to her heirs, the interest to be paid annually. I give Mark Gore five dollars after the payment and just debts and funeral expenses. I desire the proceeds of the sales of my personal and real estate to be equally divided between my sons William, George and Henry. I charge my son George with the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars, and as George owes William one hundred and fifty dollars I wish George to be charged with his latter sum making together six hundred and thirty dollars which debt I require William to reburse, as I hereby give to him William the sum of six hundred and thirty before any division is made between my three sons. I have advanced to Henry and I wish him to be charged with the sum of six hundred and twenty dollars but upon all the advances which I have made to my children I desire no interest to be charged nor upon the debts due to me by Mahlon Morris and Mark Gore, which I regard as advances to them, do I wish any interest to be charged. I wish it to to be distinctly understood that my son William is to be allowed interest from the date of this my last will and testament upon the aforesaid sum of seven hundred and thirty dollars as he has received nothing in possession as yet from me. I give to James Blackburn the sum of fifty dollars out of my personal estate to be paid to him (when) he arrives at twenty one years of age, I wish my Executor to have him bound out to a trade. I wish my coloured girl Rosannah to be free at the death of my wife if she outlives me to have a bed, the one she occupies. I appoint my son William and Mahlon Morris my Executors--witness my hand this 30 Nov 1835." his Peter X Gideon mark Jas. McIlhany Wm. Clendening Edward Follin Witnesses At the Court held for Loudoun County March 11 1844. This writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Peter Gideon dec'd and was this day presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of Jas. McIlhaney and Wm. Clendening two of the subscribing with pen thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Mahlon Morris one of the Executors, therein and who made oath as such and together with James McIlhaney and Wm. Clendening his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in penalty of seven thousand dollars, conditions as the law directs-certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Will Book 2 B's Folio 6 Test; Chas. Eskridge, Clk A Copy Test: E.O. Russell, C.C.

    Information sent to me by Roxanne Workman. Her E-Mail is workmanr@worldnet.att.net
  • Birth: 22 MAR 1752 in Germany
  • Death: 5 FEB 1844 in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia
  • Burial: Old Potts Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia

    Father: Peter Heinrich Gideon b: 1726 in Bavaria
    Mother: Nancy b: ABT 1728

    Marriage 1 Mary Catherine Ernst b: 12 JAN 1763 in Bavaria, Germany
    • Married: BEF 1788 in Taneytown, Carroll, Maryland
    1. Has Children George Gideon b: 28 SEP 1789 in Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., Virginia
    2. Has No Children Henry Gideon b: 28 SEP 1798 in Hillsboro, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Catherine Gideon b: 1787 in Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., Virginia
    4. Has No Children Mary Gideon b: 4 OCT 1792 in Hillsboro,Loudoun,Virginia, USA
    5. Has No Children William Gideon b: 14 JAN 1796 in Hillsboro,Loudoun,Virginia, USA
    6. Has No Children Sarah L Gideon b: 10 DEC 1804 in Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., Virginia
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth Gideon b: 1802 in Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., Virginia
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