I purchased a book “People and Things from “The Blount County News and Dispatch, 1879-1889” and found the obituary for Rebecca Mashburn Gibbs, married to James Gibbs.
“Near Gibbs’ Chapel, at the residence of her son, Mr. Harvey Gibbs, on the 17th day of May, 1889, Mrs. Rebecca Gibbs nee Mashburn, a native of Burke County, N.C., aged 85 years, 1 month and 4days. For the past 60 years she had been a member of the M.E. Church, and died in a full faith of a glorious hereafter.
I am guessing the “native of Burke County, N.C.” would mean that she was born and raised there.
The only clue I have of her parents is what the Gibbs Family had written in one of the family history articles.
I know that you are a keeper of the Mashburn Family and wanted to pass the information on to you.
Ada (Nee Bartlett) Brunton