Gideon Hunt Macon was the eldest son of John Macon, since he was the eldest, the date of 1715 is a probable guess for his DOB. The Alston/Allston book gives his parents as Gideon Macon and Martha of New Kent County and his date of birth as June 20, 1682.
His home, Macon Manor, built near the new court house, was the only one to boast glass windows. He was a prosperous tobacco farmer.
Thomas Allen notes: Gideon emigrated to upper North Carolina between 1730 and 1740. He acquired land on Shocco creek in what is now Warren County. His house was the first house in the county to have glass windows. He was an Episcopalian and a vestryman of St. John's Parish. In 1756 he was Justice of the Peace of Granville County. At the time of his death he possessed 3000 acres and 25 to 30 shares. He died in Granville (now Warren) County between 1761 and February 1762--most likely in early 1762.
Major Gideon Hunt Macon was the first husband of Priscilla Jones and the father of Nathaniel Macon, an American politician who served as a US Senator and Representative from North Carolina, was Speaker of the House, and spokesman for the Old Republican faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to strictly limit the United States federal government.
Gideon Hunt Macon built "Macon Manor" and became a prosperous tobacco planter. When he died, he was the owner of 3000 acres of land and 25-30 slaves.
Death: 20 Dec 1761 in Macon Manor, Warren County (now Granville County), North Carolina
Burial: Jones Cemetery, Granville County, North Carolina
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