I am searching for these family in regard to them being slaveholders. I am working on a genealogy of an African American family that traces these lines back to Gibson. I am a little stuck because of a lack of records prior to the Civil War for African American families. I was wondering if anyone also searching these slaveholding families may have access to early records, such as wills, diaries, records about the slaves they owned, besides the slave schedules. Also if anyone has any suggestions for me, that would be fantastic!