GASTON  GENEALOGY

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2/12/2015

 

 

Generation One

 

1.    Jean (John) Gaston, b. ca 1600 in Foix, France.[1],[2]  Jean (John) Gaston of France was the first known ancestor of our Gaston family.  There has been much speculation regarding his ancestry, ranging from descendancy from the Grand Duke of Tuscany to the possibility that he belonged to the Bourbon family and was a cousin to King Louis XIV of France.  Jean Gaston belonged to a Protestant group known as Huguenots.  On Apr 13 1598, King Henry IV of France endorsed the Edict of Nantes, which granted rights to the Protestant Huguenots.  But the edict was abrogated in 1685 by King Louis XIV, who declared France entirely Catholic again and embarked on a policy of persecuting all Protestants.  In the meantime, because of the political and religious climate, at age 40 Jean Gaston had fled with his family to Scotland, and his estate in France was confiscated.  His brothers and sisters in France remained Catholics and sent money to him in Scotland until he became established there.  Some 25 years later, his three sons fled Scotland for Ireland with their wives, also for religious reasons.  Jean died in either Scotland or Ireland.  [American Ancestry, Vol V, p. 104]

      

       "That the Gaston family was a French family there is no doubt.  As early as 1445, 'two gentlemen' of the name of Gaston, living at or near LaMothe St. Didier, became interested in what were believed to be wonderful cures wrought at the shrine of St. Andrew in that town, especially because one of these Gaston sons was there cured of the disease known as 'St. Anthony's Fire.'  In consequence, they devoted their property to the work, and, seven other persons assisting, built a large hospital.  The hospitallers soon founded the 'Congregation of Regular Canons of the Order of Anthony,' and one of the Gastons was made Grand Master of the Order.  (See McClinton and Strong's "Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature" (1894), Vol. I, p. 252).  The name was common in France afterward.  Alphonse Daudet, the noted French novelist, used the name 'Marie Gaston' as a pseudonym."  [Anna Reger Gaston, "Gaston Family Lines of Somerset," published in the "Somerset County Historical Quarterly" in New Jersey]

      

       There are numerous Gaston family crests, or coats of arms, pertaining to Gastons of various origins.  Burke's "General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales" (Harrison & Sons, 1884) describes the one believed to be of our Gaston lineage as follows:  GASTON of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  Chequy argent. On gueule. Three escallops in bend or. Crest: an owl sable.  Motto: Fama semper vivit.

      

       An excellent resource pertaining to Gaston origins and related information is the website Planet Gaston, found at http://gaston.siteperso.net/ .  Some Gaston researchers have attempted to show tenuous royal connections and paint a romanticized picture of the family history, and it is therefore likely that some embellishment of the facts has occurred over the years.  A highly informative treatment of the facts and myths of the Gaston legend can be found at http://home.mindspring.com/~bgaston2/_images/Gaston_Legend.pdf .  The Gaston DNA Project, which affords participants an opportunity to find their common heritage through DNA testing and sharing of information, is found at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/gaston

      

       This is a genealogy of the descendants of this Jean (John) Gaston, with particular emphasis on those branches of the family tree closest to the principal compilers, Samuel David Gaston and Geneva Gaston Brown.  The information presented here was obtained from countless sources over many years of research.  Wherever possible, the original source is documented, but the reader can rest assured that even when a source is not specified, the compilers were highly confident of the accuracy of the information before including it in this genealogy.  By its very nature, this collection is a work in progress, and additional information regarding the early generations, as well as the current one, will be added as it becomes known.  In that vein, the reader is invited to inform us of any errors or additional information for future updates.  [Samuel David Gaston (1934-2012) & Geneva Gaston Brown (1926-2001), principal compilers; R. L. Brown, editor] He married Agnes ___, in Scotland,[3],[4] d. aft 1650 in Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

      

       Agnes: Some researchers identify Agnes as possibly the daughter of Phillip of Navarre, and it is also said that she was accused of witchcraft in 1650 [per "Surnames of Scotland" by George F. Black].  But other researchers have convincingly refuted those assertions, and have further cast doubt that the wife of Jean Gaston was named Agnes at all.  Although we side more with the skeptics, we nonetheless report Jean Gaston's wife as Agnes simply out of tradition.[5],[6]

      

      

                                      Children:

                2.          i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. ca 1642.

                3.          ii.      JOHN GASTON b. ca 1645.

                             iii.     ALEXANDER GASTON, b. 1648 in Scotland, d. in Ireland, immigrated abt 1660-1668 to County Antrim, Ireland.3  Alexander Gaston, along with his brothers, John and William, went to County Antrim in Northern Ireland between 1662 and 1668, during the time of the persecution of Protestants in Scotland.  Alexander Gaston left many descendants in and around Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland.  One of them was a certain Miss Gaston of Killycowan, who was reportedly the great-grandmother of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur.  (Exact lineage not specified, has never been determined, and the connection is considered tenuous at best.  The genealogy of President Chester A. Arthur can be found at various websites, including our own treatment at www.doddridgecountyroots.com/register/arthur.htm )[7],3

 

 

Generation Two

 

2.    William Gaston (1.Jean1), b. ca 1642 in Scotland, d. in Ireland, immigrated abt 1660-1668 to County Antrim, Ireland.3  William Gaston (b. 1642), along with his brothers, John and Alexander, went to County Antrim in Northern Ireland between 1662-1668.  He is referred to by genealogists as "the first Irish William Gaston" to distinguish him from brother John's son William and others.  He was the father of the Charleston, South Carolina, Gastons who emigrated in the 1760's-1770's from County Antrim, Ireland.[8],4 He married Unknown.

                                      Children:

                4.          i.       (MALE) GASTON.

 

3.    John Gaston (1.Jean1), b. ca 1645 in Scotland, d. in Ireland, emigrated abt 1660-1668 to County Antrim, Ireland.3  John Gaston (1645) or his father John (1600) was listed on the hearth-money rate list at Magheragall, Upper Massereene Barony, in the extreme south of County Antrim, Ireland, SW of Belfast. The family later moved a few miles north, as John (1645) had a son William ca 1680 at Carenleigh, Cloughwater, near Ballymena.  Clough was a few miles north of Ballymena in Kilconway Barony, and held five Gaston households at time of the 1740 Protestant Householders index of County Antrim.6 He married Unknown.

                                      Children:

                5.          i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. 1680.

                6.          ii.      HUGH GASTON b. ca 1687.

                7.          iii.     MARY GASTON b. 1695.

                8.          iv.     JOSEPH GASTON b. ca 1700.

                9.          v.      JOHN GASTON b. ca 1703.

                10.        vi.     ALEXANDER GASTON b. 1714.

 

 

Generation Three

 

4.    (Male) Gaston (2.William2, 1.Jean1).  He married Unknown, in Ireland.

                                      Children:

                11.        i.       ALEXANDER GASTON b. Feb- 5-1702.

 

5.    William Gaston (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1680 in Cloughwater, County Antrim, Ireland,[9] d. ca 1770 in Ireland,3,[10],[11],[12] William's brothers, John, Hugh, Joseph and Alexander, arrived in America ca 1720 through the Port of Perth Amboy and settled in New Jersey.  William himself remained in Ireland, although all his children emigrated to America.3 He married3 Olivet Lemon, also known as Mary Lemmon, b. 1688 in Scotland,12,[13] d. 1752.12

      

       Olivet: Name given as Mary Lemmon (sic) in Colonial Families of the United States, Vol III, p. 175.

      

                                      Children:

                12.        i.       JOHN GASTON b. Apr- 4-1703.

                13.        ii.      MARY GASTON b. 1712.

                14.        iii.     JANET GASTON b. 1714.

                15.        iv.     MARTHA GASTON b. 1718.

                16.        v.      ROBERT GASTON b. 1720.

                17.        vi.     HUGH GASTON b. 1722.

                18.        vii.    ALEXANDER GASTON b. 1727.

                19.        viii.   ELIZABETH GASTON b. 1727/30.

                20.        ix.     WILLIAM GASTON b. 1735.

 

6.    Hugh Gaston, also known as Hugh of Peapack (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1687 in County Antrim, Ireland,[14],[15] d. Dec-23-1772 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,14,[16],[17] buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17,14  Hugh, along with his brothers, William, John and Joseph, arrived in America about 1720 through the Port of Perth Amboy and settled in New Jersey.  Hugh obtained land in Bucks County, now Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in 1746 and 1751.  Later, he lived in Somerset County, New Jersey, where he died. He married Jennet Kirkpatrick, ca 1718,15 b. ca 1698,15,14 d. Aug- 1-1777 in New Jersey,[18],15,14 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17,14

                                      Children:

                21.        i.       JOHN GASTON, SR. b. ca 1719.

                22.        ii.      WILLIAM GASTON b. ca 1720.

                23.        iii.     JOSEPH GASTON b. ca 1725.

                             iv.     MARGARET GASTON b. in Ireland.  Probably the daughter of Hugh Gaston (b. 1687), but may have been his granddaughter. She was living in Somerset Co, NJ at the time she was married. She married[19] Thomas Moffat, Nov- 8-1750 in New Jersey,[20],14 d. 1770,19,15 resided in Middlesex Co, NJ.14,15

                24.        v.      HUGH GASTON, JR. b. 1734.

                25.        vi.     ELIZABETH GASTON b. 1737.

                             vii.    REBECCA GASTON b. Dec-12-1739 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,15 d. Jun-23-1819.[21]  Known to be a sister of Hugh Gaston Jr. (b. 1734) and thus the daughter of Hugh Gaston (b. 1687), but he may actually have been their grandfather. She married19 William Logan, b. Mar-18-1736,15 d. Jan- 8-1814,15 resided in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,15 resided in Peapack, Somerset Co, NJ,19 occupation Captain.19

                             viii.   JAMES GASTON. Presumed to be a son of Hugh Gaston (b. 1687), as a James Gaston, probably a brother to John Gaston of New Jersey (b. ca 1719), was listed as a subscriber to the fund for building Allentown Church parsonage, 1758, in connection with that of John Gaston of Upper Freehold.  However, that James Gaston may actually have been the one baptized on Mar 28 1742 as the eldest son of John Gaston (b. ca 1719).

                                     

                                      The name of James Gaston appears as a member of the congregation of Lamington Church, Bedminster Twp, in the years up to 1766.  A James Gaston (probably the James b. ca 1750, son of William b. 1720) also took up land in Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, Pennsylvania, in 1773.  The Name of James Gaston appears on tax lists of Cecil Twp, Washington Co, PA, in 1787 and 1788, and in Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA, in 1789.[22]

                             ix.     ALEXANDER GASTON[23] b. in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.23

 

7.    Mary Gaston (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1695 in Ireland.[24]  She married James Cauldwell, in Ireland,24 b. 1691 in Ireland.24

      

       From "Family Records or Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Passaic Valley," p. 68:  "James Cauldwell, with his wife Mary, emigrated from Ireland, about the year 1732, when his son William was six years old, and settled on Long Hill, on lot No. 30, addition of the Elizabethtown lots, which it appears he drew. From tradition among the families, it would seem, and I am led to believe, that James Cauldwell's wife was Mary Gaston, sister of the father of Hugh Gaston, of Peapack.  Hugh Gaston was brother of Capt. William Logan's wife, and probably also brother of the wife of Thomas Kirkpatrick, at Liberty Corner.  His children called him Uncle Hugh Gaston, and Mr. Gaston, Mrs. Logan and the old Kirkpatrick family claimed kin to the Cauldwell family."[25]

      

                                      Children:

                26.        i.       WILLIAM CAULDWELL b. ca 1726.

 

8.    Joseph Gaston (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1700 in County Antrim, Ireland,4,15 d. Apr-  -1777 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,4,15,22 resided aft abt 1720 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,4 resided until abt 1720 in Ireland,4,22 occupation farmer.15  Joseph, along with his brothers, William, John and Hugh, arrived in America about 1720 through the Port of Perth Amboy and settled in New Jersey.  He was a member of Baskingridge Presbyterian Church.  He may have been married more than once.4,8,[26],15 He married22 Margaret ___, 1725/28,15 b. ca 1705,4 d. Aug-31-1795 in Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co, NJ,4,15 buried in Jellow Frame Presbyterian Church, Frelinghuysen, Sussex Co, NJ.[27]

      

       Margaret: Margaret Gaston lived with her son, Joseph, after the death of her husband, Joseph Gaston in 1777.15

      

      

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARTHA GASTON b. 1726 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.27  She married[28] ___ Patterson.

                27.        ii.      MARGARET GASTON b. 1728.

                28.        iii.     JOHN GASTON b. Nov-10-1730.

                29.        iv.     ROBERT GASTON b. Jan-28-1732.

                30.        v.      JOSEPH GASTON b. Nov-10-1738.

                             vi.     PRISCILLA GASTON, also known as Purcilla Gaston,27 also known as Prucilla Gaston, b. in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, d. in Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co, NJ,27 resided 1771 in Somerset Co, NJ.27  She married Daniel McCain, Sep-24-1771 in New Jersey,27,28 (son of James McCain), resided 1771 in Somerset Co, NJ.27

                31.        vii.    ANN GASTON.

 

9.    John Gaston (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1703 in County Antrim, Ireland,7,28 d. Mar-29-1783 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT.7,28  John Gaston was born in County Antrim, Ireland, probably near Ballymena (or possibly Ballymoney), in 1703 or 1704.  Along with brother Alexander (and possibly a third brother who settled in New Jersey), John arrived in America between 1720-26 through the Port of Perth Amboy, settling at Voluntown, Windham County, Connecticut in 1726 or 1727. He married Janet Thomson, ca 1735 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,28,6 b. 1711 in Scotland,28 (daughter of Alexander Thomson and Mary ___), d. Nov- 3-1806 in Killingly, Windham Co, CT.[29],28

                                      Children:

                32.        i.       MARGARET GASTON b. Oct-19-1738.

                             ii.      ALEXANDER GASTON b. May- 3-1739 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,29 d. 1760,7,28 cause of death disease contracted in the French & Indian Wars,28 occupation Army officer,7 military French & Indian Wars,28 never married.

                33.        iii.     JOHN GASTON b. Jan-10-1750.

 

10.    Alexander Gaston (3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1714 in Ireland,[30],[31] d. Aug-24-1783 in Berkshire Co, MA, buried in Cone Road Cemetery, Richmond, MA,[32] resided in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA, resided formerly in Salisburgy, Litchfield Co, CT, resided 1747 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT, military Officer in French & Indian War.  Emigrated to American with his brother John about 1720-26 and settled at Richmond, Massachusetts.  He is thought to have had a third brother who settled in New Jersey.  (Mr. Marshall Gaston of Oberlin, Ohio, made before 1892 a nearly complete record of the descendants of the children of this Alexander Gaston, down to his own generation.)[33] He married33 Mary "Molly" Wilson, Sep-29-1743,[34] b. 1716 in Ireland,[35],[36] d. Jul-30-1804 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,34 buried in Cone Road Cemetery, Richmond, MA.36

        

         Mary: Emigrated to America in about 1832.  Alexander & Mary "Molly" Wilson Gaston may also have had another child, a son/daughter named Ging.[37]

        

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. Aug- 9-1744,33 d. Aug- 2-1787 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,[38] buried in Cone Road Cemetery, Richmond, MA.36  He married34 Naomi Tilden, b. Sep- 9-1743,34 d. May- 6-1822.34

                34.        ii.      JOHN GASTON b. Mar- 3-1746.

                35.        iii.     ROBERT GASTON b. Dec-28-1747.

                             iv.     MARY GASTON b. Sep-20-1749.33

                36.        v.      JANET A. "JENNIE" GASTON b. Dec-27-1750.

                             vi.     MARGARET GASTON b. Jan- 5-1753,33 d. Mar- 8-1807.34

                37.        vii.    ALEXANDER GASTON b. Oct-28-1754.

                38.        viii.   DAVID GASTON b. Jan-13-1757.

                             ix.     THOMAS GASTON b. Mar-16-1759,33 d. 1823,26 military Corporal - Revolutionary War.26  He married34 Sarah Chatman.

                             x.      PHEBE GASTON, also known as Phoebe Gaston, b. Apr-22-1765,33 d. Dec- 7-1835.34  She married (1) John Bacon, Jr., Jun-11-1788 in Berkshire Co, MA.  She married27 (2) Elisha ___.

 

 

Generation Four

 

11.    Alexander Gaston (4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. Feb- 5-1702 in County Antrim, Ireland,[39] d. in Ireland.  Although other researchers allow that only Alexander Gaston's (b. 1702) four oldest children emigrated to America, at least one, Edward H. Couey of Scotts Mills, OR, contends that all six did so, settling in Chester and York Counties, SC.  As he cites specific circumstances for this, we provide that information under this Alexander's son Alexander (b. ca 1750). He married Jane Harper, in Ireland.6

                                      Children:

                             i.       ROBERT GASTON b. ca 1733 in Ireland.6

                39.        ii.      JOSEPH GASTON b. Oct- 8-1738.

                40.        iii.     JANE GASTON b. 1740.

                41.        iv.     MATTHEW GASTON b. ca 1748.

                42.        v.      ALEXANDER GASTON b. ca 1750.

                             vi.     MARY LOUISA GASTON b. bef 1755 in Ireland.6

 

12.    John Gaston, also known as Justice John Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr- 4-1703 in Ireland, d. 1782 in South Carolina,17,3,[40],[41] buried in Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Wylie's Mill, Chester Co, SC,17 resided (settled 1751/52) at Fishing Creek, Chester Co, SC,3 immigrated 1749 to Pennsylvania,3,[42] occupation farmer, surveyor, Justice in South Carolina.13  Emigrated first to Pennsylvania in 1749, then to Chester District, South Carolina, in about 1751-52, settling on Fishing Creek.  Served as King's Justice before 1776, and as leader of the patriots of his vicinity during the British incursion of 1780-81.  He is often referred to by Gaston genealogists as "Justice John."  The nine sons of John and Esther Gaston served as soldiers in the American Revolution, and four of them lost their lives in that war.

        

         An account of Justice John Gaston is found in the historical novel "Polly of the Pines," by Adele Eugenia Thompson, published in 1906 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company.  Polly was Mary Dunning, a brave girl of the Carolinas, and the events of the story take place in the years 1775-1882.  She was an orphan living with her mother's family, who were Scotch Highlanders, and for the most part intensely loyal to the Crown.  Polly finds the glamour of royal adherence hard to resist, but her heart turns toward the patriots, and she does much to aid and encourage them.  The book is available in reprint and in PDF form online at Google Books.3,42 He married3 Esther Waugh, in Ireland,13 b. 1715 in Ireland,17,[43],13 d. 1789,17,3,43 buried in Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Wylie's Mill, Chester Co, SC,17 occupation school teacher.13

                                      Children:

                43.        i.       MARGARET GASTON b. Aug-29-1738.

                44.        ii.      MARTHA GASTON b. Jun-11-1741.

                45.        iii.     WILLIAM GASTON b. Jun- 5-1743.

                46.        iv.     JOHN GASTON b. Jun-24-1745.

                47.        v.      JAMES GASTON b. Apr-15-1747.

                             vi.     ROBERT GASTON b. Mar-11-1749 in Pennsylvania,[44] d. Aug- 7-1780 in Hanging Rock, SC.[45],44  Killed in Revolutionary War battle at Hanging Rock, South Carolina, along with his two brothers, Ebenezer and David.

                48.        vii.    HUGH GASTON b. Mar-12-1751.

                             viii.   ALEXANDER GASTON b. Aug-24-1753,44,45 d. 1781.45

                             ix.     DAVID GASTON b. Jul- 7-1755,45,44 d. Aug- 7-1780 in Hanging Rock, SC.45,44  Killed in Revolutionary War Battle at Hanging Rock, South Carolina, along with his two brothers, Robert and Ebenezer.44

                             x.      EBENEZER GASTON b. Sep-15-1757,45,44 d. Aug- 7-1780 in Hanging Rock, SC.45,44  Killed in Revolutionary War Battle at Hanging Rock, South Carolina, along with his two brothers, Robert and David.

                49.        xi.     ESTHER GASTON b. Oct-  -1760.

                50.        xii.    JOSEPH GASTON b. Jan-22-1763.

 

13.    Mary Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1712 in Ireland,[46],[47] d. 1802,46 buried in Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Wylie's Mill, Chester Co, SC,17 resided (settled) in South Carolina.44  Elizabeth F. Ellet's "The Women of the American Revolution" provides a lengthy profile of Mary Gaston McClure, citing her brave and courageous actions during the American Revolution.  [Burgess, "The Gaston Genealogy," p. 82]  The Lineage Book of the Daughters of the American Revolution, p. 103, states that Mary Gaston McClure "is recorded in history as 'The Cherokee Heroine.'" She married41 James McClure, occupation Justice.

                                      Children:

                51.        i.       JOHN MCCLURE44.

                52.        ii.      MARTHA MCCLURE b. 1754.

                53.        iii.     WILLIAM MCCLURE44.

                             iv.     MARY MCCLURE. She married44 Samuel Lowry.

                             v.      (FEMALE) MCCLURE. She married44 Edward Martin.

 

14.    Janet Gaston, also known as Jinny Gaston,41 (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1714 in Ireland, resided (settled) in South Carolina.44  She married41,44 Charles Strong.

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM STRONG d. ca 1776-83 in Revolutionary War.44

                             ii.      CHRISTOPHER STRONG resided in Tennessee.

                             iii.     LETITIA STRONG d. aft 1833, resided in South Carolina.  She married44 James Strong.                                                 

                                      James and Letitia Strong were cousins.44                                                              

                54.        iv.     MARGARET STRONG44.

                             v.      JANET STRONG. She married ___ Gladney.44

 

15.    Martha Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1718 in Ireland, resided (settled) in Chester Co, SC.14,41  She married14,41 Alexander Rosborough, also known as Alexander Rosbrough.14

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON ROSBOROUGH occupation minister,14 never married.14

                             ii.      JOSEPH ROSBOROUGH resided (settled, abt 1800) in Indiana.14

                55.        iii.     ALEXANDER ROSBOROUGH II14.

                56.        iv.     JOHN ROSBOROUGH14 b. 1776.

                             v.      (FEMALE) ROSBOROUGH d. aft 1833, resided (settled) in Tennessee.14  She married J. Bowman, d. bef 1833, occupation minister.

 

16.    Robert Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1720 in County Antrim, Ireland,[48],[49],44 d. bef May 9 1787 at Lynch's Creek, Lancaster Co, SC,49 resided at Lynch's Creek, Lancaster Co, SC.44  Resided at Lynch's Creek, Lancaster County, SC.  Lived previously in Pennsylvania after his emigration to America. Some of his descendants moved to Illinois.  Performed patriotic service during the Revolutionary War by supplying beef and a horse for the American cause.  Regarding the children of Robert and Margaret Gaston, Burgess' "The Gaston Genealogy," p. 87, makes no mention of Stephen, and provides Thomas only as an unconfirmed possibility. But other sources, particularly Mary Gaston Gee, provide strong confirmation of Thomas Gaston and also include Stephen.  Hanna, without identifying a wife, lists only six children for this Robert Gaston, making no mention of either Thomas or Stephen.49 He married[50] Margaret Logan, 1756 in Lancaster Co, PA.

                                      Children:

                57.        i.       WILLIAM GASTON44 b. Jul-10-1757.

                58.        ii.      THOMAS GASTON b. Jul-18-1759.

                59.        iii.     JAMES GASTON44 b. Jul-24-1761.

                             iv.     MARGARET GASTON b. 1764,12 d. Mar- 6-1816.12,44  She married44 John McCreary, b. 1754,12 (son of James McCreary and Margaret Gaston), d. Nov- 4-1833,12 occupation Member of Congress,3 military Revolutionary War.3

                                     

                                      John McCreary and Margaret Gaston were said to be second cousins, but they were actually first cousins once removed, as he was the great-grandson of William Gaston (b. 1680 in Ireland) and she was the granddaughter of the same William Gaston.  They had two children.12

                                                                                               

                             v.      JOHN GASTON b. ca 1766 in Pennsylvania,12 d. 1836 in Shelby Co, IL,12 resided formerly in Tennessee, resided originally in South Carolina.

                             vi.     JOSEPH GASTON b. ca 1770 in South Carolina,12 d. Sep- 4-1839 in Greene Co, TN,12,[51] never married.12

                             vii.    ELIZABETH GASTON[52] b. ca 1772 in South Carolina,12 d. ca 1810 in Illinois.12

                             viii.   STEPHEN GASTON[53]

                             ix.     MARTHA GASTON b. ca 1774 in South Carolina,12 d. ca 1851 in Pulaski Co, KY.12  She married Isaac Dye.

                60.        x.      HUGH GASTON44 b. 1776.

 

17.    Hugh Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1722 in Ireland, d. Oct-20-1766 in South Carolina, buried in Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Wylie's Mill, Chester Co, SC, immigrated abt 1766,44 occupation Presbyterian minister.44  Author of a religious book called "Gaston's Concordat."  < http://members.tripod.com/RGaston/Concordance.html >   Unlike his siblings, Hugh initially remained in Ireland and raised his family there, although some of his children and grandchildren eventually moved to America.  He died at the home of his brother John in South Carolina shortly after landing in America.44 He married41 Mary Thomson (daughter of James Thomson).

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. Feb- 6-1749 in Ireland, d. bef 1833, occupation physician.44

                             ii.      ALECIA GASTON b. Feb-16-1750 in Ireland,44 d. ca 1825.44  She married44 ___ Nelson.  There were no children from this marriage.

                61.        iii.     MARTHA GASTON b. Jun-11-1752.

                             iv.     JAMES GASTON b. Oct- 6-1754 in Ireland,44 d. bef 1833.  Had eight children.44

                             v.      MARY GASTON b. Dec- 7-1756 in Ireland,44 d. young.44

                62.        vi.     ELIZABETH GASTON b. Jun-16-1759.

                63.        vii.    THOMAS GASTON.

                             viii.   MARY GASTON b. Apr- 4-1763 in Ireland,44 never married.44

                             ix.     HUGH GASTON b. Apr-27-1765 in Ireland.44

 

18.    Alexander Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1727 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland,[54] d. Aug-20-1781 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC,14,[55] occupation physician.41,44  Received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, then joined the Royal British Navy as a surgeon.  He was with the fleet in 1762 when Havana was taken by the British in the Seven Years' War between England and France. He was stricken with dysentery and left the navy for the American colonies to regain his health.  He settled in New Bern, NC, sometime before May 1764.  He was shot to death by Tory Captain John Cox in full view of his wife. He was a Captain in the North Carolina Militia.[56] He married Margaret Sharpe, May-  -1775,56,[57] b. 1755 in Cumberland County, England,56 (daughter of ___ Sharpe), d. 1811,[58] buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, NC.58

        

         Margaret: Educated at a Roman Catholic convent in Calais, France.  After witnessing her husband's shooting death in 1781, she raised her two young children alone. In 1784, in recognition of her husband's services, the state granted her a tract of land.  She never ceased to mourn her husband, wearing black until her death in 1811.  A strict mother, she forbid her daughter to look into a mirror or to let her shoulders touch the back of a chair in her mother's presence. Margaret nursed indigent sailors, but never missed her teatime daily at 4pm.   http://www.americanrevolution.org/women45.html

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       (MALE) GASTON b. bef 1778, d. in infancy.

                64.        ii.      WILLIAM JOSEPH GASTON b. Sep-19-1778.

                65.        iii.     JANE GASTON b. ca 1780.

 

19.    Elizabeth Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1727/30 in Ireland,44 resided in Chester Co, SC.41,14  She married44 John Knox.

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM KNOX occupation minister.44

                66.        ii.      JAMES KNOX44.

                             iii.     JOHN KNOX.

                67.        iv.     HUGH KNOX44.

                             v.      SARAH KNOX d. aft 1833.  She married44 John Johnston.

 

20.    William Gaston (5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1735 in Ireland,[59] d. 1790 in Kell's Ford, Chester Co, SC,44,41 cause of death drowned.44  Served as captain of a volunteer company, 1775, between Broad and Catawba rivers in South Carolina.[60] He married41 Jane Harbison, aft 1775.44

        

         Jane: Sister of James Harbison.

        

                                      Children:

                68.        i.       HUGH GASTON44.

                69.        ii.      WILLIAM GASTON44.

 

21.    John Gaston, Sr. (6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1719,[61] d. aft 1793,15 resided (settled) in Monmouth Co, NJ, occupation gristmill owner.[62]  Settled in Upper Freehold (now Millstone) Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ, about 1741, where in 1758 he was owner of a grist and fulling mill and a member of Dr. William Tennent's Freehold Presbyterian congregation.  He was a subscriber in 1758 to the fund for a parsonage for Allentown Church.  He deeded a tract of land to his son Hugh in 1793.19,15 He married[63] Jane Hannah Robbins,[64],23 ca 1738,64 b. ca 1718 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.64

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARY GASTON b. 1739, baptized Dec- 9-1739 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,[65],19,15 d. in infancy.15

                70.        ii.      JAMES GASTON b. 1742.

                             iii.     HUGH GASTON b. 1744, baptized Jul-15-1744 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,19 d. aft 1801, resided until aft 1801 in Millstone Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ.15,19

                             iv.     MARY (TWIN) GASTON b. 1747 in New Jersey, baptized Mar- 8-1747 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.65,19,15  She married William Johnson.

                             v.      ELIZABETH (TWIN) GASTON b. 1747, baptized Mar- 8-1747 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.65,19,15

                71.        vi.     DANIEL GASTON b. Jan- 9-1748.

                             vii.    CATHARINE GASTON b. 1751, baptized Jun- 2-1751 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.65,22

                72.        viii.   JOHN GASTON, JR. b. Sep-16-1752.

                             ix.     WILLIAM GASTON b. 1756 in New Jersey, baptized Jul-18-1756 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,22 occupation Soldier in Revolution.

                73.        x.      JANE GASTON b. Dec-11-1758.

 

22.    William Gaston (6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1720,61 d. Dec-  -1755 in Pennsylvania.14,15  Took up land in (Upper) Mount Bethel Township, Bucks (now Northampton) Co, PA, on February 20, 1751.  He was killed by Indians in December 1755.14,15 He married Unknown, d. bef Sep 1762.14,15

        

         Unknown: Identified by one researcher (Sharon Wassom, Rt 1, Box 87, Alexandria, NE 68303) as Elizabeth Simanton.

        

                                      Children:

                74.        i.       JOHN GASTON, JR. b. May-  -1740.

                75.        ii.      WILLIAM GASTON b. ca 1742.

                             iii.     HUGH GASTON b. ca 1745,15 d. Feb-  -1812 in Shenango Twp, Beaver (now Lawrence) Co, PA,12 resided 1795 in Allegheny Co, PA,[66],15 resided formerly in Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA,15 military 1st Lt, 3rd Co, 6th Bn, Northampton Co (PA) Militia (Revolutionary War).15  He married[67] Jane ___.

                             iv.     JENNET GASTON, also known as Jane Gaston, b. ca 1748.15  She married15,66 Moses Phenix, d. bef 1830 in Beaver Co, PA.67

                76.        v.      JAMES GASTON b. ca 1750.

 

23.    Joseph Gaston (6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1725,67 d. 1775 in Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA.66  Took up land in Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA, in Jan 1765.  Served as a King's Justice from 1766 to 1775.  Listed in "The DAR Patriot Index" as having performed patriotic service in the time leading up to the War of Independence.15,66 He married Isabel Simonton, d. aft 1792.

        

         Isabel: Some doubt exists about Isabel's maiden name.  She was probably a sister of Robert Simonton, who settled in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, before 1754, whose land at that date adjoined the land of Hugh Gaston, and who moved to Pennsylvania and died in Mount Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, in 1786, leaving children James, Ephraim, Robert, Peter, Benjamin, Margaret Nelson, Jean Britton, and Esther Ross, of whom James & Peter settled in Washington Co, PA.  One research team (Gene & Norma Harrington Maas at http://www.genemaas.net/Gaston_roots.htm) report her name as Isabel Simonton Galbraith.[68]

               

                                      Children:

                77.        i.       HUGH GASTON66 b. Jan-18-1764.

                             ii.      ELIZABETH GASTON.

                78.        iii.     JAMES GASTON66 b. ca 1767.

                             iv.     JOHN GASTON resided (settled) in Indiana.[69]

                79.        v.      ALEXANDER GASTON66 b. Jul-22-1769.

 

24.    Hugh Gaston, Jr. (6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1734,[70],[71],19 d. Jun-25-1808 in New Jersey,17,15,19 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ,17 resided in Peapack, Somerset Co, NJ,15 resided in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,19 occupation farmer & lay judge (appointed 1782).15  By some accounts, Hugh Gaston Jr. was the grandson of Hugh Gaston (b. 1687), but he was probably his son.  Of Hugh Gaston Jr.'s four children, two were borne by his first wife (Mary Sloan), none by his second wife (Mary Adams), and two by his third wife (Mary Kirkpatrick).15,19 He married (1) Mary Sloan, b. 1742,19,[72] (daughter of William Sloan and Mary Shields), d. Aug-14-1766 in New Jersey,17 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17  He married19 (2) Mary Adams, b. 1741,19 (daughter of John Adams and Agnes ___), d. Feb-16-1795 in New Jersey,17 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17  He married19 (3) Mary "Polly" Kirkpatrick, also known as Polly Kirkpatrick,[73] b. Nov-23-1761 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,19,15 (daughter of David Kirkpatrick and Mary McEowen), d. Jul- 1-1842,19,15 resided in Peapack, Somerset Co, NJ.73

                                      Children by Mary Sloan:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. Apr- 2-1763,15,[74] d. Dec-15-1763 in New Jersey,15,19 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.[75]

                             ii.      JOSEPH GASTON b. Dec-18-1765,15,19 d. Aug-14-1777 in New Jersey,15,19 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.[76]

                                      Children by Mary "Polly" Kirkpatrick:

                80.        iii.     SAMUEL KIRKPATRICK GASTON b. 1795.

                             iv.     JOHN GASTON b. Jul- 4-1796,[77] d. Feb-17-1800 in New Jersey,17,19 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.[78]

 

25.    Elizabeth Gaston (6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1737.19,15  Known to be a sister of Hugh Gaston Jr. (b. 1734) and would therefore have been the daughter of Hugh Gaston (b. 1687), although there is a possibility that Hugh Gaston (b. 1687) was their grandfather.  One source lists her date of birth as 1730. She married19,15 Thomas Kirkpatrick, resided (settled) in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.19,15

        

         Thomas: Connection, if any, between the families of David Kirkpatrick and Thomas Kirkpatrick, both of Somerset County NJ, is not known.[79]

               

                                      Children:

                81.        i.       JOHN KIRKPATRICK19.

                             ii.      JANE KIRKPATRICK d. aged abt 60,19,15,[80] never married.19,15,80

 

26.    William Cauldwell (7.Mary3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1726 in Ireland,24 d. 1799 in New Jersey,[81] immigrated 1732.25  William and Elizabeth Thompson Cauldwell had a total of ten children. He married Elizabeth Thompson, in New Jersey,24 d. Mar-20-1794.24

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN CAULDWELL. He married24 Hannah Rutan (daughter of Abrahm Rutan).

 

27.    Margaret Gaston (8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1728 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,27 resided (settled) in Fayette Co, PA.22  Moved with husband from Somerset Co, NJ, to Redstone, Fayette Co, PA. She married22 Andrew Kirkpatrick (son of Alexander Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth ___), resided (settled) in Fayette Co, PA,22 resided formerly in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.22

        

         Andrew: Came to America in 1736.  Settled in Bernard Township, Somerset County, NJ. Moved to Redstone, Fayette Co. Pa. in 1758.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       ALEXANDER KIRKPATRICK.

                             ii.      JENNET KIRKPATRICK. She married15,22 Abner Johnson (son of Samuel Johnson).

                             iii.     ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK d. Jun-24-1803.15  She married15,22 Hugh Bartley, also known as Hugh Barclay,22 resided in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,15 occupation farmer.15

                             iv.     MARGARET KIRKPATRICK. She married15,22 Joseph McMartin.

                82.        v.      MARY KIRKPATRICK22 b. ca 1755.

                83.        vi.     SARAH KIRKPATRICK22.

                             vii.    ANNE KIRKPATRICK.

                             viii.   HANNAH KIRKPATRICK.

 

28.    John Gaston (8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Nov-10-1730 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,22,15 d. Oct- 3-1776 in Lamington, Somerset Co, NJ,22,15 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ,17 occupation farmer & merchant.  Provided non-military patriotic support during the American Revolutionary War. Was a farmer and active merchant in Somerset County, and was also active in building bridges in his area.  From 1772 to 1776, John Gaston was the Clerk of the Board of Freeholders.  He was also a member of the Lamington Presbyterian Church.[82] He married (1) Elizabeth Ker, Jun-27-1758,22,15 (daughter of William Ker and Catherine ___), baptized Mar-19-1738 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,[83] d. May- 6-1765 in New Jersey,22,15 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17  He married22 (2) Sarah Ogden (daughter of Stephen Ogden and Elizabeth Whitaker).

                                      Children by Elizabeth Ker:

                             i.       CATHERINE GASTON b. May-12-1759,22 d. Apr-14-1762.22

                84.        ii.      WILLIAM GASTON22 b. Jan-13-1761.

                85.        iii.     JOSEPH GASTON22 b. May- 2-1763.

                                      Children by Sarah Ogden:

                             iv.     JOHN GASTON resided (settled) in Lansingburg (Troy), Rensselaer Co, NY.22  He married22 ___ Lansing.

                86.        v.      STEPHEN GASTON22 b. Jul-20-1769.

                             vi.     ELIZABETH GASTON d. Sep- 5-1851, resided (settled) in Hamilton Co, OH.22  She married22 Elias Hedges.

                87.        vii.    ISAAC GASTON22 b. Mar-25-1773.

                88.        viii.   MARGARET GASTON22.

 

29.    Robert Gaston (8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-28-1732 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,[84] d. Sep- 2-1793 in Torbet Twp, Northumberland Co, PA,28 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA,28 military Captain, Revolutionary War.  Robert and Rosanna Cooper Gaston resided in Bernard Township, Somerset County, NJ, until about 1770, then in Pequannock Twp, Morris Co, from before 1771 to 1777, returning then to Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, and then moving to Northumberland Co in about May 1792.  He served in the American Revolution as Captain and Lieutenant Colonel of the New Jersey Militia, and as Captain in the Continental Line.  He also served as a member of the Committee of Safety for Morris Co, NJ.28 He married Rosanna Cooper, May-15-1762 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,28 b. Mar-23-1742,84 (daughter of Daniel Cooper and Grace Runyon), d. Jan-14-1817.84

                                      Children:

                89.        i.       GRACE GASTON69 b. Nov-25-1764.

                90.        ii.      JOSEPH GASTON28 b. Nov-19-1766.

                91.        iii.     MARGARET GASTON28 b. Dec-17-1768.

                             iv.     MARY GASTON b. Feb-12-1770.28

                             v.      DANIEL GASTON b. Apr- 5-1773.28

                             vi.     ANNE GASTON b. Mar-25-1774.28

                             vii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON GASTON b. Apr- 2-1777.28

                             viii.   JOHN GASTON b. Feb- 8-1780.28

 

30.    Joseph Gaston (8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Nov-10-1738 in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,27 d. Oct-24-1804 in Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co, NJ,[85] occupation farmer, grist mill owner.  During Revolutionary War, served as Paymaster of the NJ Militia from Somerset and Sussex Counties of New Jersey.  He settled in Hardwick Township of Sussex County in about 1783, and had a family.  He lived in the village of Huntsville where he owned a grist mill and farm that was five miles from the mill.  After Joseph's death, his son-in-law, Dr. Elijah Everitt owned the mill property, and his other son-in-law, Rev. John Boyd, owned the Gaston homestead farm.  From 1798-1800, Joseph was an elected member of the General Assembly of the NJ Legislature from Sussex County. He married28 Margaret Linn, Nov- 2-1772 in Somerset Co, NJ,27 b. 1751,[86] (daughter of Joseph Linn and Martha Kirkpatrick), d. Sep-19-1822.

                                      Children:

                92.        i.       MARTHA GASTON b. 1774.

                             ii.      MARGARET GASTON27 b. 1776.27  She married John Boyd, Apr-10-1806,27 b. in Pennsylvania,[87] (son of William Boyd and Catherine ___), occupation minister.                                                              

                                      Possibly had one daughter, Margaret Boyd.15                                                        

 

31.    Ann Gaston27 (8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. in Bernards Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, d. bef 1777.15  She married28 David Chambers.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOSEPH CHAMBERS.

                             ii.      WILLIAM CHAMBERS.

                             iii.     JOHN CHAMBERS.

 

32.    Margaret Gaston (9.John3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Oct-19-1738 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,29 d. Feb- 5-1811 in Middlefield, Hampshire Co, MA.8  She married28 James Dickson, b. 1728,28 d. 1815.28  

         James: Name appears as "Dixon" in Colonial Families of the United States, Vol III, p. 175.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       JAMES DICKSON.

                             ii.      JOHN DICKSON.

                             iii.     ALEXANDER DICKSON.

                             iv.     JOSEPH DICKSON.

                             v.      NANCY DICKSON. She married28 William Church.

                93.        vi.     PHEBE DICKSON28.

 

33.    John Gaston (9.John3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-10-1750 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,27 d. Oct-26-1805 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,28 occupation Connecticut Legislature.28,[88]  He married Ruth Miller, Dec-20-1770,27,28 b. Nov-16-1750 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT,27,28 (daughter of Alexander Miller and Esther Knight), d. May-10-1825 in Killingly, Windham Co, CT.28,7

                                      Children:

                94.        i.       ALEXANDER GASTON b. Aug- 2-1772.

                             ii.      MARGARET GASTON b. Dec-13-1781 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,27,33 d. Jul-22-1785 in Sterling, Windham Co, CT.27

 

34.    John Gaston (10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Mar- 3-1746,33 d. Sep- 6-1834 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co, MA.33  Hanna's "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 48, contains an apparent misprint, in that it shows a John Gaston (b. 1746) as a son of Alexander (b. 1754), with that John in turn having a son John (b. 1786).  Since this is an absolute impossibility, we conclude that the John (b. 1746) was actually meant to be a son of Alexander (b. 1714), which Hanna also shows.  Burgess' "The Gaston Genealogy," p. 44, shows a John Gaston born 1/8/1786 to a John Gaston.  Taking all this into account, we believe the lineage is correct as we present it.  Burgess also shows other children born to a John Gaston in Berkshire Co, MA, in the same general time frame, but there is insufficient evidence to conclude (particularly since we don't know his wife's name) that that was the same John Gaston (b. 1746).  Those children and their parents as listed were:  Mary, b. 10/20/1774, dau of John & Miriam Gaston (prob the same as Mary, baptized 2/27/1786, dau of John Ghaston); Eunice, b. 11/16/1777, dau of John & Miriam Gaston (prob the same as Eunice, baptized 12/1/1785, dau of John Ghaston); Elizabeth, baptized 12/1/1785, dau of John Ghaston (poss the same as Elizabeth Gaston, b. 4/10/1784, parents not listed); Rachel, baptized 12/1/1785, dau of John Ghaston (poss the same as Rachel Gaston, b. 5/23/1780, parents not listed); Achsah, baptized 12/1/1785, dau of John Ghaston (poss the same as Achsa Gaston, b. 4/6/1782, parents not listed) (another entry shows Achsah Gaston, granddaughter of Dea. John Gaston, adopted by him and his wife and baptized on 7/21/1811); Harvey, b. 1/4/1788, son of John Ghaston; Joseph, b. 11/15/1789, son of John Ghaston; Harriot, b. 7/15/1792, dau of John Ghaston; and Abi, b. 10/16/1794, dau of John Ghaston.[89],33 He married Miriam Northup, 1773.36

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN GASTON b. Jan- 8-1786 in Berkshire Co, MA,[90] d. Mar-  -1873 in Massachusetts.33

 

35.    Robert Gaston (10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Dec-28-1747,33 d. Mar- 6-1829.34  He married34 Rozanna (Rhoda) Tilden, b. Jan-28-1732,34 d. Sep- 2-1793.34

                                      Children:

                95.        i.       ELIJAH L. GASTON b. Jun- 9-1793.

 

36.    Janet A. "Jennie" Gaston (10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Dec-27-1750.33  Identified by Hanna in "Ohio Valley Genealogies" as Janet A. Gaston, daughter of Alexander Gaston & Mary "Molly" Wilson, but by George M. Kasson in "Genealogy of a Part of the Kasson Family in the United States and Ireland" as Jennie Gaston, parents not identified. She married33,[91] Robert Kasson, b. 1741,91 (son of William Kasson and Elizabeth McKay), d. Sep-25-1826, resided in Broadalbin, Fulton Co, NY,91 occupation wheelwright.91

        

         Robert: Robert Kasson was a soldier in the French and Revolutionary wars.  But in the latter war, he objected to the calling in of French aid, because they were Roman Catholics.  He ultimately left the service, for which he was court-martialed, but later reprieved.91

               

                                      Children:

                96.        i.       ROBERT KASSON, JR. b. Apr-10-1773.

                97.        ii.      WILLIAM KASSON b. 1775.

                98.        iii.     HARVEY KASSON b. Dec- 4-1781.

                             iv.     ANNA KASSON. She married[92] Jeremiah Ferguson.

                             v.      PHEBE KASSON. She married92 Henry Ferguson.

                             vi.     OLIVE KASSON. She married92 Deacon Brown.

                             vii.    POLLY KASSON. She married92 ___ Bailey, resided in Adams, Jefferson Co, NY.92

                99.        viii.   ALEXANDER KASSON b. Apr-  -1792.

 

37.    Alexander Gaston (10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Oct-28-1754 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,8,36 d. Jul-12-1823 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,[93] buried in Cone Road Cemetery, Richmond, MA.36  Although identified by some sources as a "Captain," other reliable sources specify that this Alexander Gaston enlisted as a Private in Capt Aaron Rowley's company in John Brown's detachment of the Berkshire County militia on June 30 1777, and that he was discharged on July 26 1777, having "served twenty-seven days at Fort Ann, on an alarm at Ticonderoga."  -  See "Soldiers and Sailors of Massachusetts," Vol. VI, p. 306.

        

         In addition to the ten children given by other sources, Robert "Bob" Gaston of Longview WA, a direct descendant, also identifies an eleventh, Albert Gaston.  Since this is Bob Gaston's direct line, we include it here.[94] He married Huldah Norton, Feb-12-1782,[95] b. Jun- 9-1765,[96] d. Apr-26-1832.96

                                      Children:

                100.     i.       ALEXANDER GASTON b. Oct-14-1783.

                             ii.      ELCY (ELSIE) GASTON b. Jan-22-1785 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,90 d. Nov-29-1810.36  The same date, Nov 29 1810, is given by Jane Farrell Burgess for Elcy Gaston's marriage, and by Bob Gaston of Longview WA for her death. Both citations appear credible in their context and are presumed correct. She married Jacob Chamberlain, Nov-29-1810 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.[97]

                101.     iii.     HEMAN GASTON b. Sep-13-1786.

                             iv.     AMOS GASTON b. Oct- 6-1788 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,90 d. Aug-24-1806.36

                             v.      SARAH GASTON b. Dec- 1-1790 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.89

                             vi.     CATHERINE "CATY" GASTON b. Apr- 5-1798 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,90 baptized Jun-17-1804 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.90

                             vii.    SAMUEL NORTON GASTON b. Feb- 4-1800 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 baptized Jun-17-1804 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 d. Aug-14-1823.36

                             viii.   HENRY GASTON b. Mar-21-1802 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 baptized Jun-17-1804 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.89  He married Mercy Stevens, Nov- 9-1824 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.[98]

                             ix.     MARIA GASTON b. Apr- 5-1804 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 d. Aug-18-1839.36  She married36 ___ Worden.

                             x.      ALBERT GASTON b. Dec- 5-1805 in Berkshire Co, MA.36

                             xi.     GROVE NELSON GASTON b. Feb- 3-1811 in Berkshire Co, MA,36 baptized May-26-1811 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 d. Apr- 1-1855 in Berkshire Co, MA,36 buried in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.36  He married (1) Emeline M. Salmon, Jun- 3-1840 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,[99] (daughter of Luther Salmon and Unknown), d. Jun-28-1853.36  He married36 (2) Jane Salmon (daughter of Luther Salmon and Unknown), d. Jul- 3-1863.36

 

38.    David Gaston (10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-13-1757 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,8 d. Aug-29-1830 in New York.[100]  He married34 Eunice Loomis, b. Oct-23-1761 in Aurelius, NY,100 d. Jul-22-1813 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.100

                                      Children:

                102.     i.       EBENEZER GASTON b. Apr- 6-1782.

                             ii.      MARGARETT GASTON b. Sep- 2-1783,34 d. Mar- 8-1807.34

                             iii.     DAVID GASTON, JR. b. Jun-19-1785, d. Oct- 4-1786.34

                             iv.     JAMES GASTON b. Aug-14-1787.34

                             v.      NANCY GASTON b. Mar-26-1792.34

                             vi.     WILLIAM GASTON b. Mar- 8-1794.34

                             vii.    IRA GASTON b. Oct- 3-1796.34

                             viii.   LYDIA GASTON b. Jan-22-1802.34

                             ix.     EUNICE GASTON b. Jul- 2-1805,34 d. Jul- 9-1805.34

                             x.      MARGARET GASTON b. 1807,34 d. Mar- 3-1807.34

 

 

Generation Five

 

39.    Joseph Gaston (11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. Oct- 8-1738 in Ireland,[101] d. Apr-21-1823,45,[102] buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC,17,[103],[104],45. Joseph Gaston emigrated to South Carolina with two brothers, Robert and Matthew, and a sister, Jane Gaston Walker, leaving a brother Alexander in Ireland.  Joseph Gaston and Martha Gaston were third cousins, as both were great-great-grandchildren of the first John (Jean) Gaston (b. ca 1600 in France). He married3 Martha Gaston, 1770 in Chester Co, SC,103 b. Jun-11-1741 in Pennsylvania,3 (daughter of John Gaston and Esther Waugh), d. Mar- 4-1826, buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.17,104,45             

         Martha: Birthdate may be Nov 6, 1741.  Death date may be Apr 3, 1826.

        

                                      Children:

                103.     i.       ESTHER JANE GASTON b. 1770.

                             ii.      ALEXANDER GASTON. He married3 Mary Blair.

                104.     iii.     JOHN GASTON b. Apr- 2-1772.

                             iv.     MARTHA GASTON.

                             v.      MARGARET GASTON.

 

40.    Jane Gaston (11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. 1740 - 1749 in Ireland.6  She married Thomas Walker.

                                      Children:

                105.     i.       ALEXANDER WALKER b. 1763.

 

41.    Matthew Gaston (11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1748 in Ireland,6 d. Dec- 9-1799 in Greene Co, GA,103 buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Butts Co, GA.103  Received a land grant in present-day Chester Co, SC, but moved soon thereafter to Rowan Co, NC, where he married his cousin, Ann Simonton.  Her mother, Margaret Gaston, had lived and been married in Lancaster Co, PA, moving to North Carolina about 1755.  [Per Edward H. Couey, Scotts Mills, OR]  (Note: Margaret Gaston's presumed connection to other Gastons in this genealogy is not known.  Ann Simonton's parentage and other personalia as enumerated here is from the Reid Genealogy and is considered more reliable than other conflicting info.) He married (1) Ann Simonton, Aug-12-1768 in Lancaster Co, PA,103 b. 1746 in Pennsylvania,[105] (daughter of Robert Simonton and Margaret ___), d. Dec-13-1793 in Greene Co, GA.103  He married (2) Rebeckah Hardin, Dec-12-1793.103

        

         Rebeckah: A widow at time of marriage; maiden name unknown.103

               

                                      Children by Ann Simonton:

                106.     i.       ROBERT GASTON b. 1774.

                107.     ii.      JANE GASTON b. Jan- 8-1777.

                108.     iii.     ALEXANDER GASTON b. 1780.

                109.     iv.     MATTHEW GASTON, JR. b. 1785.

 

42.    Alexander Gaston (11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1750 in Ireland,14 d. ca 1840.14  Hanna's "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 42, states that Alexander Gaston (1750-1840), a great-grandson of the first Irish William, remained in Ireland when his four siblings Joseph (who married Martha Gaston), Robert, Matthew and Jane (who married a Walker) emigrated to America and settled in South Carolina.

        

         But it has been reported by some researchers, including Edward H. Couey, a descendant of this Alexander, that he left Ireland in late 1772 with Reverend William Martin's five shiploads of Scottish Presbyterian Covenanters; was granted land on Jan 6, 1773 in present- day York Co, SC; moved to present-day Madison Co, KY by 1787, back to old Abbeville Co, SC by 1797, back to Kentucky after 1800 where he sold his property in 1808, and moved by 1815 to Randolph Co, IL, where he shortly died.  Original sources for this information are not known.6 He married Unknown.

                                      Children:

                110.     i.       JOHN GASTON.

 

43.    Margaret Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Aug-29-1738 in Ireland,45,[106] d. 1767 in Chester Co, SC.45,[107]  She married3 James McCreary.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN MCCREARY b. 1754,12 d. Nov- 4-1833,12 occupation Member of Congress,3 military Revolutionary War.3  He married44 Margaret Gaston, b. 1764,12 (daughter of Robert Gaston and Margaret Logan), d. Mar- 6-1816.12,44

                                     

                                      John McCreary and Margaret Gaston were said to be second cousins, but they were actually first cousins once removed, as he was the great-grandson of William Gaston (b. 1680 in Ireland) and she was the granddaughter of the same William Gaston.  They had two children.12                                                            

                                     

                             ii.      SAMUEL MCCREARY occupation Baptist minister,3 military Revolutionary War.3

                             iii.     MARGARET MCCREARY.

 

44.    Martha Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 39.)

 

45.    William Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun- 5-1743 in Pennsylvania,3 d. 1814.45  Unclear which of his two wives (as listed in military records) was the mother of his children.  Hanna, though stating that William had sons William and James, makes no mention of a wife.  He served as a Captain from South Carolina in the Revolutionary War, and was also a Chester District (SC) Judge and Civil Magistrate.3 He married45 (1) Jenet Love, b. ca 1746.  He married45 (2) Ann Porter, b. ca 1747.[108]

                                      Children by Jenet Love:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON.

                             ii.      JAMES GASTON.

                             iii.     KESIAH GASTON.

                             iv.     ANN GASTON.

                             v.      SUSANNA GASTON.

                             vi.     MARTHA GASTON.

                             vii.    ELIZABETH GASTON.

                             viii.   ESTHER GASTON. She married ___ Akin.

                             ix.     MARGARET GASTON. She married ___ Hoskins.

                             x.      JANE GASTON. She married ___ Davis.

 

46.    John Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun-24-1745 in Pennsylvania,3 d. Jan-  -1808.45  Was a Private in General Sumter's Mounted South Carolina Militia.  Following his death, his family moved from South Carolina to Illinois.44 He married Jannett Knox,[109] also known as Jannet or Janette Knox, 1768,45,109 b. ca 1742 in Glascow, Scotland,109 (daughter of James Knox, Sr. and Elizabeth Craig), d. Aug- 1-1839 in Jefferson Co, IL,109,45 resided aft Jan 1808 in Logan Co, KY,109 resided previously in South Carolina.

                                      Children:

                111.     i.       JAMES GASTON b. 1777.

                             ii.      WILLIAM GASTON b. 1779 in South Carolina,[110] d. 1804,109 resided (settled) in Illinois.44

                             iii.     ELIZABETH GASTON resided (settled abt 1800) in Logan Co, KY,109 resided originally in South Carolina.  She married109 Jonathan Ferguson.

                112.     iv.     ESTHER WAUGH GASTON.

 

47.    James Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr-15-1747,44,45 d. bef 1833, resided (settled) in Ohio,44 resided previously in South Carolina.  Hanna, in "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 41, states that this James Gaston, b. Apr 15 1747, had a son Stephen and several daughters, and that they moved to Ohio in about 1801-02.  Burgess, in "Gaston Genealogy," p. 119, reports the same children as Hanna.  Neither makes mention of James' wife.  "Chester County Heritage History," p. 196, states that this James Gaston married Margaret, that they had a son Stephen and a number of daughters, and that they moved first to Tennessee and later to Indiana Territory.  Subsequent research by others, as reported on the LDS familysearch.org website, has revealed the family information found here. He married45,[111] Margaret Harvey, b. ca 1751,12 d. bef 1820.12

                                      Children:

                113.     i.       STEPHEN GASTON44,45 b. 1774.

                             ii.      ROBERT GASTON b. 1776,12 d. 1817 in Illinois.12

                             iii.     ANN GASTON b. Dec-16-1785,12 d. 1843 in Illinois.12

                             iv.     MARGARET GASTON b. May-30-1790 in Kentucky,12 d. Jan-15-1852 in Illinois.12  She married[112] John H. Pillars, b. Jul-27-1786,12 d. Jan-11-1852.12                                                     

                                      Eleven children.12                                                         

                             v.      MARY GASTON b. Apr-25-1799 in South Carolina,12 d. Mar-30-1833 in Illinois.12  She married John Crain, b. May- 9-1791,12 d. Jun-22-1850.12                                                           

                                      Ten children.12

                                     

48.    Hugh Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Mar-12-1751,26,45 d. Jun-13-1836,26,45 buried in Shell Creek Cemetery, Wilcox Co, AL,45 resided (settled) in Mississippi,44 resided (moved 1826) to Wilcox Co, AL,44 resided originally in South Carolina.44  He married26 Martha McClure, also known as Martha McLure,44 b. 1754,45 (daughter of James McClure and Mary Gaston), d. Dec-21-1836,45 buried in Shell Creek Cemetery, Wilcox Co, AL,45 resided in Alabama.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN GASTON.

                             ii.      EBENEZER GASTON.

                             iii.     JAMES GASTON.

                             iv.     WILLIAM GASTON.

                             v.      HUGH GASTON.

                             vi.     MARY GASTON.

                             vii.    MARTHA GASTON.

                             viii.   ESTHER GASTON.

                             ix.     MARGARET GASTON.

 

49.    Esther Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Oct-  -1760,45,44 d. 1809.45  Before her marriage to Alexander Walker, Esther Gaston was cited for her heroic deeds during the American Revolution.  During the Battle of Rocky Mount, when she saw three men fleeing, she asked to take their arms and fight in the battle herself.  This prompted the men to return to the fighting.  With patriotic spirits and kind hearts, she and her sister-in-law aided the wounded and dying during the Battles of Rocky Mount and Hanging Rock, dressing the wounds and quenching the thirsts of the seriously injured.[113] She married Alexander Walker, b. 1763,[114] (son of Thomas Walker and Jane Gaston).

        

         Alexander Walker was the g-g-g-grandson of Jean Gaston (b. ca 1600 in France), while his wife Esther Gaston was the g-g-grand-daughter of the same Jean Gaston.  They were thus third cousins once removed.

        

                                      Children:

                114.     i.       JOHN GASTON WALKER44.

 

50.    Joseph Gaston (12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-22-1763 in Chester Co, SC,44,45,[115] d. Oct-10-1836 in Chester Co, SC,115 buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.[116],45  Joseph Gaston (1763-1836) served at the battles of Hanging Rock and at Buford's defeat.  He received a pension as a private in Chester county, where he was born and where he died.[117]

         Wounded with a shot that hit under his eye in the Battle of Hanging Rock, SC, in the Revolutionary War.  He later became a Magistrate for over forty years, and was also an elder of the Presbyterian Church.  In 1830, he was elected to the South Carolina Legislature, and shortly before his death he published an article describing his Revolutionary War experiences.116 He married117,8 Jane Brown, Apr-20-1790, b. Apr-10-1768,[118] (daughter of Walter Brown and Margaret ___), d. Jun-27-1858,45 buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.113,45

                                      Children:

                115.     i.       JOHN BROWN GASTON b. Jan-23-1791.

                116.     ii.      NARCISSA GASTON b. Nov-17-1792.

                             iii.     ELIZA GASTON b. Sep-20-1794,44 d. Jun- 7-1845.  She married44 ___ Neely.

                             iv.     ESTHER GASTON b. Dec- 4-1795,[119] d. May-25-1856.  She married44 D. G. Stinson.

                                     

                                      D.: Probably Daniel G. Stinson, b. ca 1794, resident of South Carolina.  [Based on letter from Louisa Beecher Gaston of Boston to H. B. Gaston, Dec 5 1883.]

                                     

                             v.      MARGARET GASTON b. Apr-29-1797,[120] d. Oct- 1-1802.107

                             vi.     JANE GASTON b. Aug-17-1800,44 d. Oct- 4-1880.107  She married44 ___ Crawford.

                             vii.    JAMES A. H. GASTON b. Oct-17-1801,44 d. Jul-26-1859,107 buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.113

                             viii.   ROBERT GASTON b. Jan- 1-1808,44 d. Jun-27-1810.107

 

51.    John McClure (13.Mary4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), d. Aug- 6-1780 at Hanging Rock, SC,44 military Captain in Revolutionary War.  John McClure was one of the master spirits of the Revolution.  He was mortally wounded at Hanging Rock, 1780, while bravely leading his volunteer company against the British regulars.  He died in Liberty Hall, where the Mecklenburg Declaration was written.  He had three brothers who served in the army, and his mother is recorded in history as "The Cherokee Heroine."[121] He married[122] Mary Porter.

                                      Children:

                117.     i.       HUGH MCCLURE.

 

52.    Martha McClure, also known as Martha McLure,44 (13.Mary4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 48.)

 

53.    William McClure (13.Mary4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), occupation military physician, rank of General.[123],44  He married123 Sarah Davis.

                                      Children:

                118.     i.       HANNAH MCCLURE b. ca 1786.

 

54.    Margaret Strong (14.Janet4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married44 John Simonton.

                                      Children:

                             i.       CHARLES H. SIMONTON.

 

55.    Alexander Rosborough II (15.Martha4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. in at sea, occupation physician.14  His first two children, Mary Martha and William Andrew, were by his first wife, Mary Hemphill.  Hanna states that Alexander Rosborough II had a total of six sons and two daughters by his second wife, Janet Porter, but identifies only the five children listed here.14 He married14 (1) Mary Hemphill.  He married14 (2) Janet Porter, b. in South Carolina.

                                      Children by Mary Hemphill:

                             i.       MARY MARTHA ROSBOROUGH.

                             ii.      WILLIAM ANDREW ROSBOROUGH.

                                      Children by Janet Porter:

                119.     iii.     DAVID D. ROSBOROUGH b. Sep-  -1815.

                120.     iv.     ALEXANDER M. ROSBOROUGH14 b. ca 1817.

                             v.      JOSEPH BROWN ROSBOROUGH b. Dec-  -1821 in South Carolina,[124] census 1900 in Belton, Bell Co, TX, resided (settled) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, UT,14 resided (moved in 1848) to California.14  Moved to California in 1848, then to Salt Lake City, Utah.

                             vi.     JOHN ROSBOROUGH resided (settled) in Tennessee.

                             vii.    MACLIN ROSBOROUGH resided (settled) in Tennessee.

 

56.    John Rosborough, census name John Rosboro (15.Martha4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1776,14 d. 1854,14 occupation Clerk of the Court, Chester Co, SC.  He married14 Eleanor Key.    

         Had a total of four sons and six daughters.14      

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN ROSBOROUGH d. Civil War.14

                             ii.      WILLIAM ROSBOROUGH resided (settled) in Sardis, Panola Co, MS.14

 

57.    William Gaston (16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jul-10-1757 in Lancaster Co, PA,44,[125] d. Jan-12-1838 in Marion Co, IL,[126],12 buried in Old Covenanter Cem, Walnut Hill, Marion Co, IL,[127] resided in Walnut Hill, Marion Co, IL,44,125 resided 1808 - ca 1829 in Christian Co, KY,127,44,125 military Revolutionary War.44,125  The following is from a handwritten letter by Frank DeForest Gaston (1853-1920) of Meadville, PA:  "A reunion of the Gaston family was recently held at Centralia, Ill at which over 1,000 persons were present, the entire connection numbering over 1300. All were descendants of Wm Gaston who came to Ill in 1827..."  "Wm Gaston was born in North Carolina..."  (But DAR Lineage Book has birth in Lancaster Co, PA.) He married[128] Mary McClure, ca 1781,127 b. 1758 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. ca 1829 in Christian Co, KY.127         

         Mary: Possibly the daughter of Samuel McClure and Sarah Rankin.127        

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARGARET ANN GASTON b. Feb-15-1783 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. Aug-18-1831 in Jefferson Co, IL,127 resided (settled in 1822) in Marion Co, IL,44 buried in Old Covenanter Cem, Walnut Hill, Marion Co, IL.127  She married44 Thomas Kell, ca 1799 in Chester Co, SC.127

                             ii.      ANN GASTON b. May- 9-1784 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. May-17-1867 in Marion Co, IL.127  She married[129] Matthew Rainey, also known as Matthew Raney,129 ca 1804 in Chester Co, SC.127

                121.     iii.     WILLIAM GASTON, JR. b. Jan- 1-1786.

                122.     iv.     SAMUEL GASTON44 b. Oct-16-1787.

                             v.      JOHN R. GASTON b. ca 1790 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. in Bond Co, IL,127 resided (settled, by 1833) in Bond Co, IL.44  He married Elizabeth Carson, Dec-28-1816 in Christian Co, KY.127

                             vi.     SARAH MCCLURE GASTON b. Mar-17-1792 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. Jul- 3-1834 in Marion Co, IL.127  She married Matthew Cunningham, Nov- 5-1812 in Christian Co, KY.127

                             vii.    ROBERT GASTON b. ca 1794 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. in Bond Co, IL,127 resided (settled in 1822) in Bond Co, IL.44

                             viii.   ELIZABETH GASTON b. 1796 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. ca 1845 in Barry Co, MO.127  She married Andrew Carson, Aug-17-1815 in Christian Co, KY.127

                             ix.     MARY ANN GASTON b. in Chester Co, SC,127 d. 1843 in Jefferson Co, IL.127  She married Hugh White, Sep-13-1827 in Bond Co, IL.127

 

58.    Thomas Gaston (16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jul-18-1759 in Lynch's Creek, Lancaster Co, SC,[130],[131] d. Apr-23-1832,130 occupation wagon maker,[132] military Revolutionary War (served as an irregular).26,[133]  "Thomas Gaston was a devout Presbyterian and was at all times ready to give of his time and money to the advancement of community welfare.  He owned a flour and grist mill on Gaston Creek, and later installed one of the first cotton gins for that section of the country."132. He married131 Sarah Nickels (daughter of James Nickels), d. Mar-30-1818.130

                                      Children:

                123.     i.       ROBERT GASTON b. Sep-17-1787.

                124.     ii.      JAMES NICKELS "JIMMY" GASTON b. Jan-18-1789.

                125.     iii.     HUGH GASTON b. Sep-29-1790.

                             iv.     ELIZABETH GASTON b. Feb- 5-1793.[134]  She married130 Jesse Wakefield.

                             v.      WILLIAM GASTON b. Jan- 7-1795,134 d. Dec-14-1825,134 never married.134

                             vi.     JOSEPH GASTON b. Jul- 9-1796,134 d. Jul-13-1847.134  He married134 Margaret Caldwell.

                                      Had three daughters.134                                                              

                126.     vii.    SAMUEL GASTON b. Sep- 4-1798.

                             viii.   MARGARET LOGAN GASTON b. Jun-13-1800,134 d. Jul-22-1863.134

                127.     ix.     THOMAS LOGAN GASTON b. Apr- 7-1805.

 

59.    James Gaston (16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jul-24-1761,125,50 d. Mar- 7-1840 in Wayne Co, IL,12 buried in Bovee Cemetery, Wayne Co, IL,[135] resided (settled) in Wayne Co, IL, resided formerly in Christian Co, KY, resided originally in South Carolina.  Hanna, in "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 41, and Burgess in "Gaston Genealogy," p. 121, state only that this James Gaston was a son of Robert Gaston, who was a son of William Gaston and Olivet Lemon.  More recent researchers have shown that this James Gaston married Catherine Creighton and settled in Wayne Co, IL, raising a family of eight children. He married12 Catherine Creighton, Mar-20-1783 in Lancaster Co, SC,135 b. 1764,12 d. Jan- 5-1848 in Wayne Co, IL,12 buried in Bovee Cemetery, Wayne Co, IL.135

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARGARET GASTON b. ca 1784 in South Carolina,12 d. ca 1806 in South Carolina.12

                             ii.      JANE CATHERINE GASTON b. Jul-11-1785 in South Carolina,12 d. 1865.12  She married[136] (1) John Murray Massey, also known as Murray Massey,135 b. ca 1781.12                                                              

                                      One child.12

                                     

                                      She married136 (2) John Bovee, b. Sep-11-1788,12 d. Jan-21-1868.12                                                               

                                      Seven children.12                                                          

                                     

                             iii.     THOMAS CREIGHTON GASTON b. May 4 1790/91 in South Carolina,12 d. ca 1833 in Illinois.12  He married[137] (1) Elender Clark, Feb- 1-1814,12 b. 1792.12  He married137 (2) Sarah Conner, Feb- 1-1821,12 b. Aug-10-1803.12

                             iv.     ROBERT RUTLEDGE GASTON b. Jan-27-1792 in Lancaster Co, SC,12 d. Nov-12-1837 in Wayne Co, IL.12  He married[138] Elizabeth "Betsy" Whitney, Feb- 4-1812 in Christian Co, KY, b. ca 1792,12 d. Dec-28-1849.12

                             v.      ELIHU GASTON b. 1793 in South Carolina,12 d. 1834 in Illinois.12  He married[139] (1) Nancy Wilson, Dec-18-1818,12 b. 1795.12  He married139 (2) Mary Ann Treadway.

                             vi.     JOHN GASTON b. Jan-14-1796 in South Carolina,12 d. May- 5-1875 in Illinois.12  He married[140] (1) Jane Treadway, Dec- 1-1817,12 b. 1781,12 d. 1834.12  He married140 (2) Hannah Bovee, ca 1834,12 b. Aug-14-1814,12 d. Nov-25-1856.12  He married140 (3) Artimissa M. Perrens, ca 1858,12 b. ca 1814,12 d. Sep- 6-1869.12

                             vii.    ELIZABETH GASTON b. 1797 in South Carolina.12  She married12 Benjamine McGehee.

                             viii.   JAMES CYRUS GASTON b. Aug-28-1798 in South Carolina,12 d. 1878 in Missouri.12  He married[141] Margaret Clark, b. Mar-12-1798.12

 

60.    Hugh Gaston (16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1776,12 d. 1830,12 resided (settled) in Greene Co, IN, resided formerly in Kentucky, resided originally in South Carolina.  He married[142] Jane ___.

                                      Children:

                128.     i.       ROBERT GASTON b. 1799.

 

61.    Martha Gaston (17.Hugh4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun-11-1752 in Ireland.44  She married James Ross.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JAMES ROSS b. in Ireland.44  Emigrated to America, remaining for nine years, but then returned to Ireland and settled at Londonderry.  Four children.44 He married (Female) Rogan (daughter of ___ Rogan and Elizabeth Gaston).

                             ii.      (FEMALE) ROSS b. in Ireland,44 resided (settled) in Baltimore, MD.44  Married and had 10 or 11 children, some of whom settled in Baltimore.44

                             iii.     HUGH GASTON ROSS b. in Ireland,44 immigrated44 military War of 1812.44

                             iv.     REBECCA ROSS resided 1833 in New Jersey.  She married44 Stephen Latimer, ca 1818, resided originally in New Jersey.44

 

62.    Elizabeth Gaston (17.Hugh4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun-16-1759 in Ireland.44  She married44 ___ Rogan, b. in Northern Ireland,44 occupation physician, surgeon.44

        

         Of their eight children, six were boys, one daughter died unmarried, and the other daughter married Elizabeth's nephew James Ross and moved to Ireland.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       (FEMALE) ROGAN. She married James Ross, b. in Ireland,44 (son of James Ross and Martha Gaston).

                                     

                                      James: Emigrated to America, remaining for nine years, but then returned to Ireland and settled at Londonderry.  Four children.44                                                             

 

63.    Thomas Gaston (17.Hugh4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. in Ireland,44 d. bef 1833 in New York, resided (settled) in New York.44  He married Unknown, d. bef 1833.

                                      Children:

                             i.       (FEMALE) GASTON resided (settled) in Orange, Essex Co, NJ.44  She married44 ___ Lindsay.

                             ii.      (FEMALE) GASTON.

 

64.    William Joseph Gaston (18.Alexander4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-19-1778 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC,[143],55,14 d. Jan-23-1844 in Raleigh, Wake Co, NC,[144],55,14 buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, NC, occupation Congressman & Judge.  William Gaston of North Carolina entered Georgetown on Nov 22 1791 as the first student to enroll. Though health forced his transfer to Princeton, where he was placed in the third year of studies after a year and a half at Georgetown, Gaston remained close to the faculty throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Congress 1813-15, where he introduced the legislation chartering the college, and served as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court 1833-44.  In 1817, he voluntarily retired from Congress and never again entered national politics, declining in 1840 the offer of the U.S. senatorship and in 1841 the offer of a seat as Attorney General in the cabinet of President Harrison.  He wrote the state song of North Carolina, where the city of Gastonia and the county of Gaston are named in his honor.

         http://gulib.lausun.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/case5.htm

        

         "In 1835, Gaston was an influential delegate to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention, where he fought to have religious qualifications for office holding dropped and where he attempted to protect the voting privileges of free people of color. Gaston also supported federal representation as the basis for representation in the House of Commons and biennial meetings of the state legislature.

         "Gaston's law practice was very successful and his reputation in legal circles was of national scope. Daniel Webster and John Marshall, among others, consulted with him on legal questions. In 1833, Gaston was elected by the state legislature to a post as an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, where he served until his death in 1844. Gaston's most famous decision on the bench came in 1834 with the case of State v. Negro Will. Gaston ruled that a slave had the right to defend himself against an unlawful attempt of a master, or an agent of a master, to kill him. In the significant case of State v. William Manuel in 1838, he held that a manumitted slave was a citizen of the state and thus entitled to the guarantees of the constitution. Gaston purchased a library for the state Supreme Court while on a trip to New York City in 1835. "

         http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/g/Gaston,William.html#

        

         Some accounts put his two older children, Alexander and Susan, as being by his first wife, Susan Hay, but according to his biography, "William Gaston, Carolinian," by J. Herman Schauinger (Bruce Publishing Co, Milwaukee, WI, 1949), Susan died just eight months after they were married.  Because his second wife, Hannah, died in 1813, it is clear that his first three children were by her, and his last two by his third wife, Eliza Ann Worthington, daughter of the college physician.[145] He married14 (1) Susan Hay, Sep- 4-1803 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC,123 b. ca 1787,123 (daughter of John Hay and ___ Grove), d. Apr-20-1804.123  He married14 (2) Hannah McClure, Oct- 6-1805 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC,123 b. ca 1786,123 (daughter of William McClure and Sarah Davis), d. Jul-14-1813 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC.

        

         Hannah: Children Alexander and Susan are reported in Hanna's "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 42, as being William J. Gaston's children by his first wife.  But Hanna also concurs with the 1803 and 1805 dates of William's first two marriages.  Several months pregnant, Hannah died of convulsions brought on by news that the British were about to attack her town.  Their three children stayed with William's sister Jane in Raleigh for the next three years.  William Joseph Gaston and Hannah McClure were first cousins once removed, as he was the grandson of William Gaston (b. 1680 in Ireland) and she was the great-granddaughter of the same William Gaston.

        

         He married (3) Eliza Ann Worthington, Sep- 3-1816 in Georgetown, Washington, DC,54 (daughter of Charles Worthington), d. Jan-19-1819 in North Carolina.123

                                      Children by Hannah McClure:

                129.     i.       ALEXANDER F. GASTON b. Jan-19-1807.

                             ii.      SUSAN JANE GASTON123 b. Jun- 4-1808 in North Carolina,123 d. 1866.  She married Robert Donaldson, Feb-14-1828 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC.54

                                     

                                      Robert: Robert Donaldson was a Scotch merchant from New York City, with financial interests in North Carolina.  Robert and Susan were married in the Gaston home by Bishop John England. They lived in Fayetteville, NC during the winter, and in summer at Robert's home in New York on the Hudson River.

                                     

                130.     iii.     HANNAH MARGARET GASTON b. Mar-18-1811.

                                      Children by Eliza Ann Worthington:

                             iv.     ELIZA ANN GASTON b. Sep-27-1817 in Georgetown, Washington, DC,123 d. 1874, census 1850, 1870 in Prince Georges Co, MD.  She married George W. Graham,[146] Nov-14-1842 in Washington, DC,54 b. ca 1813,[147] (son of John Graham and Susan Hall), resided in Maryland,146 census 1850 in Prince Georges Co, MD.

                             v.      CATHERINE JANE (KATE) GASTON123 b. Jan- 6-1819 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC,54,123 d. 1885, never married.14

 

65.    Jane Gaston (18.Alexander4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1780.[148]  She married John Louis Taylor, ca 1797, b. Mar- 1-1769 in London, England,54,[149] d. Jan-29-1829 near Raleigh, Wake Co, NC,149 buried Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, Wake Co, NC,149 immigrated ca 1781,149 occupation lawyer & judge,149 education William & Mary College.149

        

         John: Born in London of Irish parents, John Louis Taylor came to America at the age of twelve.  He was licensed to the bar in 1788, and in 1792 he entered politics as a Federalist to represent the town of Fayetteville in the NC House of Commons.  In 1798 he was elected a judge of the NC Superior Court, and in 1811 was named the first Chief Justice of North Carolina.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       (FEMALE) TAYLOR. John Louis Taylor and wife Jane Gaston had an adopted daughter, name unknown, who was widowed by former Attorney General James F. Taylor.  This (Female) Taylor may or may not be the same person.[150] She married David E. Sumner, resided in Gates Co, TN.14

                             ii.      WILLIAM TAYLOR occupation Congress/NC Chief Justice.

 

66.    James Knox (19.Elizabeth4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), occupation physician.44

                                      Children:

                             i.       JANE KNOX. Possibly the same Jane Knox who married Samuel Polk, Mecklenburg Co, NC.44

 

67.    Hugh Knox (19.Elizabeth4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  He married[151] Jane Nesbit, also known as Jennet or Jenny.151_151

                                      Children:

                131.     i.       NANCY GASTON KNOX b. ca 1797.

 

68.    Hugh Gaston (20.William4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  He married Unknown.

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON.

 

69.    William Gaston (20.William4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), resided in Memphis, Shelby Co, TN,[152],44 resided formerly in Corinth, Alcorn Co, MS.152,44  He married152 Priscilla Buford,152 also known as Priscilla Beaufort.44

                                      Children:

                             i.       LEROY GASTON occupation Presbyterian Minister.14

                132.     ii.      FRANCES GASTON.

 

70.    James Gaston (21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1742, baptized Mar-28-1742 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,19,15 d. bef 1779.  He married Lydia Tapscott, Apr-20-1773 in Monmouth Co, NJ,19,15,20 b. 1755, d. 1791.

        

         Lydia: Widowed, Lydia Tapscott Gaston, married Capt. David Baird in 1779.  Name may have been Mary Lydia Tapscott.

        

                                      Children:

                133.     i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. Feb-18-1776.

 

71.    Daniel Gaston (21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan- 9-1748, baptized Apr- 3-1749 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,19,15 d. Jun-20-1838 in Northumberland Co, PA.  Served as soldier in Samuel Forman's Regiment of the New Jersey Militia during American Revolution.  Later moved to Northumberland Co, PA, and applied for an American Revolutionary War Pension.  Lived in Millstone Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ, during the Revolution.  Children identified by Anna Reger Gaston as John, Catherine, John, William and Jane, all baptized at Tennent Church. He married Nancy Ann ___, Nov-10-1774, b. Dec-18-1752, d. aft Jan-30-1839.

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN GASTON baptized Apr-14-1776 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.65,19

                             ii.      SARY GASTON b. Sep-  -1777.

                             iii.     JAMES GASTON b. Oct-13-1779.

                             iv.     STEPHEN GASTON b. Dec-16-1781.

                             v.      WILLIAM GASTON b. Jul-16-1784.

                             vi.     ELLEN GASTON b. Jan-23-1787, baptized Jun-24-1787 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.[153]

                             vii.    JANE GASTON b. Jul- 3-1789.

 

72.    John Gaston, Jr. (21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-16-1752 in Monmouth Co, NJ,74 baptized Jan-20-1754 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,22 d. Apr- 6-1829 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,17 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV,[154] occupation farmer, blacksmith,[155] military Revolutionary War.  John Gaston, Jr. and his wife, Anna Davisson, came to Duck Creek, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1796.  Anna's sister Elizabeth and her husband, Watters Smith, also came to Duck Creek at the same time and bought land there.  John Gaston, Jr. served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. John Covenhoven's (aka Jon Cowenhoven) Company, Col. Samuel Forman's 2nd Regiment, of the Monmouth County NJ Militia.  New Jersey Department of Defense records show him as a Sergeant as of Jul-1-1780. He married Anna Davisson, 1785, b. Feb-20-1765 in Tennent, Monmouth Co, NJ,[156],[157] (daughter of Andrew Davison and Sarah Smith), d. Aug- 8-1854 in Duck Creek, Harrison Co, WV,[158] buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.17

        

         Anna: Anna Davisson was known also as Ann and Anne, and also as Davison.  The newer spelling has two "ss" and seems to have been adopted by the clerk of the court in Harrison County.

        

                                      Children:

                134.     i.       ANDREW GASTON b. ca 1782.

                135.     ii.      MARY E. "POLLY" GASTON b. May- 4-1785.

                136.     iii.     HUGH GASTON b. Jun- 5-1788.

                137.     iv.     SARAH GASTON b. Dec-29-1790.

                138.     v.      MARGARET GASTON b. Apr-13-1793.

                139.     vi.     JOHN GASTON b. May-24-1796.

                140.     vii.    DEBORAH GASTON b. Aug- 9-1798.

                141.     viii.   JANE GASTON b. Nov-14-1802.

                142.     ix.     JAMES GASTON b. 1804.

                143.     x.      WILLIAM G. GASTON b. Feb- 1-1806.

 

73.    Jane Gaston (21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Dec-11-1758 in New Jersey, baptized Mar-25-1759 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ,65,22 d. Jan- 7-1808, buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.  Always resided in the Freehold, New Jersey area.  [Names and birth dates of second husband and their children obtained from "This Old Monmouth of Ours," by William S. Horner, p. 114.  Names and birthdates of first husband and their children obtained from records at the Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.] She married (1) James Mount, 1774, b. Mar-27-1752 in Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ, d. Dec-27-1786, buried in Yellow Meeting House Cem, Freehold, NJ.  She married (2) Lewis Anderson, Jul- 2-1788,23 b. Jan-22-1757, d. Mar-29-1838, buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.

                                      Children by James Mount:

                144.     i.       JOHN GASTON MOUNT b. Jul-28-1775.

                             ii.      EZEKIEL I. MOUNT b. Aug-17-1777 in New Jersey, d. 1865, census 1850, 1860 in Millstone Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ.  1850 Census, Monmouth Co, New Jersey (Millstone Twp), enumerated on Jul 25 1850:

                                      Ezekiel I. Mount, 72, farmer; Margaret, 60; Elenor, 46; Rebecca, 35; John G, 31; Margaret, 31; Mary Matilda, 3; Margaret Ann, 1; William Stillwell, 19, laborer.  All born in New Jersey.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Monmouth Co, New Jersey (Millstone Twp), enumerated on Jul 23 1860:

                                      Ezekle I. Mount, 83, farmer; Margaret, 70; Elliner, 40.  All born in Monmouth. He married (1) Leah ___.  He married (2) Margaret Gaston, b. 1790 in New Jersey, d. 1874, census 1850, 1860 in Millstone Twp, Monmouth Co, NJ.

                                     

                                      Margaret: It is not known what relationship, if any, this Margaret Gaston had with any of the other Gastons in this genealogy.  Given the times and locations, however, it is likely that there was some connection.

                                     

                             iii.     SEXTON MOUNT b. Jul-24-1781.  He married Margaret Mount, Jun- 4-1808.

                                     

                                      Margaret: Unknown what blood relationship, if any, Margaret Mount was to husband Sexton.

                                     

                             iv.     CATHERINE MOUNT b. 1784, d. Apr- 2-1819.  She married Peter Perrine, Jr., b. Mar- 3-1768, d. Sep- 6-1846.

                             v.      REBECCA MOUNT b. 1786.

                                      Children by Lewis Anderson:

                             vi.     ANNA LLOYD ANDERSON b. Nov-26-1789 in New Jersey.

                             vii.    KENNETH ANDERSON b. in New Jersey.

                             viii.   HANNAH ANDERSON b. May-30-1793 in New Jersey.

                             ix.     JAMES ANDERSON b. Feb-15-1795 in New Jersey.

                             x.      WILLIAM ANDERSON b. Feb-15-1797 in New Jersey.

                             xi.     THOMAS ANDERSON b. Dec-12-1799 in New Jersey.

 

74.    John Gaston, Jr. (22.William4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. May-  -1740 in Monmouth Co, NJ,17,19,[159],15 d. Sep-10-1823 in Washington Co, PA,17,159 buried in Mingo Creek Presb Cem, Union Twp, Washington Co, PA,17,14,15 military Major, Revolutionary War.15  Resided in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County NJ, from before 1760 until after 1767, moving then to Mt Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA, where he took up 275 acres of land in Feb 1772.  Served as a Major in the Revolutionary War.  Around 1780-82, moved to Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA, and in about 1790 to Peters (now Union) Township, Washington Co, PA, his wife's sister Elizabeth accompanying them.  He purchased a large tract of land there known as Belmont, after which the area became known as Gastonville. The "Gaston House" there was built in 1908 and occupied by Gastons until 1964.

        

         From a listing of baptisms in "History of the Old Tennent Church," p. 210:  "John Gaston Jr., whose Father was Murthered by the Indians; had bap. William, Sep. 6, 1761; Joseph, July 17, 1763; John, Apr. 14, 1765; Samuel & James, Twin Children, Apr. 12, 1767."[160],[161] He married Charity Cheeseman, also known as Charety,17 Feb-4-1760 in Monmouth Co, NJ,14 b. Mar-13-1734 in New Jersey,14,17 (daughter of Joseph Cheeseman and Lydia Parent), d. Feb-15-1821,14,17 buried in Mingo Creek Presb Cem, Union Twp, Washington Co, PA.14,[162],15.

                                      Children:

                145.     i.       WILLIAM GASTON b. Jul-15-1761.

                146.     ii.      JOSEPH GASTON b. Apr-25-1763.

                             iii.     JOHN GASTON b. Jan- 7-1765,66 baptized Apr-14-1765 in Old Tennent Church, Monmouth Co, NJ.161

                             iv.     SAMUEL (TWIN) GASTON b. Feb-18-1767,66 baptized Apr-12-1767,161 d. in infancy.66

                147.     v.      JAMES (TWIN) GASTON b. Feb-18-1767.

                148.     vi.     SAMUEL GASTON, SR. b. Oct-10-1772.

                149.     vii.    MARGARET GASTON b. ca 1776.

                             viii.   ELIZABETH GASTON b. May- 8-1778,66 d. Feb-28-1858 in Washington Co, PA,66,67 buried in Mingo Creek Presb Cem, Union Twp, Washington Co, PA,67 never married.67  The birth/death dates of May 8 1778 & Feb 28 1858 are from Hanna, p. 43.  Death and burial locations are from Peter & Jane Topoly, original source not stated.  A headstone for this Elizabeth Gaston conforming to those dates could not be found at the Mingo Creek Presbyterian Cemetery.  However, there was a headstone there for Elizabeth Gaston, who died Apr 25 1858, age 80.  If this is the same person, which is likely, the reason for the discrepancy in the death date is not known.

 

75.    William Gaston (22.William4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1742 in Somerset Co, NJ,15 d. ca Apr 1801 in Upper Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA.15,66  He married15,66 Elizabeth Simonton (daughter of Robert Simonton and Margaret ___).

                                      Children:

                             i.       ALEXANDER GASTON b. Jul-22-1769 in Pennsylvania,12 d. Jul- 9-1825 in Ohio,12 resided until aft 1811 in Lower Mt. Bethel Twp, Northampton Co, PA.66  He married66 Huldah Einke,12 also known as Hulda Encke,12 b. ca 1773.12

                             ii.      WILLIAM ISAAC GASTON b. ca 1771 in Pennsylvania.12

                150.     iii.     CHARLES W. GASTON15,66 b. 1781.

                             iv.     MARGARET GASTON. She married Elisha Everitt, bef 1806.66

                             v.      ELIZABETH GASTON. She married Simeon Hart, 1806-07.66

 

76.    James Gaston (22.William4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1750,15 d. 1824 in Beaver Co, PA,67 resided 1773 in Northampton Co, PA.  There is some speculation that this may be the James Gaston who was a Justice of the Peace of Somerset County in 1781 and was appointed a lay Judge in 1783, as further information regarding him is lacking.15 He married67 Elizabeth Lyle, b. 1760 in Northampton Co, PA,67 (daughter of Robert Lyle and Mary Gilleland).

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM GASTON.

                151.     ii.      ROBERT GASTON.

                             iii.     MARGARET GASTON. She married67 ___ Selby.

                             iv.     ELEANOR JANE GASTON. She married67 ___ Miller.

                152.     v.      MARY "POLLY" GASTON b. Oct-10-1787.

 

77.    Hugh Gaston (23.Joseph4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-18-1764 in Somerset Co, NJ,15,69 d. Jun-24-1839 in East Liverpool, Columbiana Co, OH,15,[163],69 buried in Columbiana Co, OH.  Birth place appears in "History of the Upper Ohio Valley" (p. 146) as Ireland, which is considered incorrect, as grandfather Hugh Gaston emigrated from there in about 1720.  Anna Reger Gaston reports it unequivocally as Somerset Co, NJ.  Hugh Gaston resided in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ in 1787.  According to Hanna's "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 44, in about 1795-1799, Hugh moved to Washington County & Lycoming County, and then to western Pennsylvania & Ohio.  But the date of his departure from New Jersey is considered suspect, since the birthplace of his older children, born before 1795, is shown in census records not as New Jersey, but as Pennsylvania.  Hugh Gaston and Grace Gaston were second cousins, as both were great-grandchildren of John Gaston (b. 1645 in Scotland).69 He married Grace Gaston, Mar-14-1789 in Somerset Co, NJ,67,15,69 b. Nov-25-1764,15,69 (daughter of Robert Gaston and Rosanna Cooper), d. Mar-14-1838.15,69

                                      Children:

                153.     i.       JOSEPH GASTON b. Dec-24-1789.

                154.     ii.      JAMES WILLIAM GASTON b. Jan-20-1793.

                             iii.     ROBERT GASTON b. Feb-23-1794,15,69 d. Jun- 4-1801.15,69

                             iv.     ELIZABETH GASTON b. Sep- 7-1797,15,69 d. Jan-14-1816.15,69

                155.     v.      HUGH GASTON b. Apr- 9-1804.

 

78.    James Gaston (23.Joseph4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1767 in Somerset Co, NJ,15,[164] d. May-Ju-1813 in Smith Twp, Washington Co, PA,69 resided (settled abt 1788) in Smith Twp, Washington Co, PA.69  In about 1788, moved from Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA, settling in Smith Township, Washington County, PA.  One account (Ohio Valley Genealogies) lists 7 children as: William, Mary, Jane, Eleanor (who married a Moore), James W., John, and an unnamed female who also married a Moore.  Another account (The Gaston Genealogy by Jane Farrell Burgess) lists 7 children as Mary, William, Joseph, Hugh, Isabella, John, & James W.  Yet another account (Anna Reger Gaston's "Gaston Family Lines of Somerset") lists only William, Mary, Jane and John.  We list here a combination of the accounts. He married15 Jane ___.

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARY GASTON. She married69 ___ Anderson.

                             ii.      WILLIAM GASTON d. 1830 in Brooke Co, (W)VA,69 never married.69

                             iii.     JOSEPH GASTON.

                             iv.     HUGH GASTON.

                             v.      ISABELLA GASTON.

                             vi.     JOHN GASTON.

                156.     vii.    JANE GASTON69 b. Oct- 2-1792.

                157.     viii.   JAMES W. GASTON69 b. Aug-29-1808.

                             ix.     ELEANOR GASTON. She married69 ___ Moore.

                158.     x.      (FEMALE) GASTON69.

 

79.    Alexander Gaston (23.Joseph4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jul-22-1769 in Northampton Co, PA,[165],15,69,[166] d. Jul- 9-1825 in Morristown, Belmont Co, OH,[167],[168],15,69,166 buried in First Cemetery, Union Twp, Morristown, OH, occupation physician.15  Dr. Alexander Gaston settled with his mother in Canton Twp, Washington Co, PA about 1792.  He later moved to Brooke Co, (W)VA, and from there, in about 1800, to near St. Clairsville, Belmont Co, OH, and from there, in about 1811, to Morristown, Belmont Co, OH.  Upon his move in 1800, he "was accompanied by two men, who helped him cut the timber and build a cabin on his land.  They camped out two weeks under the cover of their wagons, and were often awakened from the howling of wolves which infested the forests.  His family consisted of a wife and three children.  For several years after their settlement, they went all the way to Washington, Pa., to purchase groceries.  At the time that Dr. Gaston's mother settled in Washington, the place contained but four houses.  He followed blacksmithing for a couple of years.  Read medicine and began practice of the same in 1809.  In 1811 he removed to Morristown, where he died in 1825.  He had an extensive practice which took in Woodsfield, Middletown and Freeport."69,167

         (Note:  Hanna, after presenting Alexander's family and lineage as we have it here, describes another account of this Alexander Gaston which states that he was the son of Ephraim Gaston, who was the son of Ebenezer Gaston, who migrated from Ireland with his brother Matthew (died unmarried); that Alexander had a brother Joseph, who settled in southern Indiana, and another brother who settled in West Virginia.  Hanna points out that this account probably assumes Joseph, son of John, who married in South Carolina and settled in Butler County, Ohio, to have been the brother of Alexander.)19 He married15,69 Rachel Perry, b. Sep- 1-1773,69,166 (daughter of John Perry and Jane McMillan), d. Sep-14-1833,69,166 buried in First Cemetery, Union Twp, Morristown, OH.67

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN PERRY GASTON b. Apr-24-1793 in Washington Co, PA,69,[169] buried in Harrison Co, OH.  He married Ruth McPherson, Sep-14-1829 in Belmont Co, OH.67

                             ii.      JANE GASTON b. Apr-10-1795 in Washington Co, PA,69,169 d. Nov- 4-1796.69

                             iii.     ROBERT GASTON b. Jan-17-1797 in Washington Co, PA,69,169 d. Sep-27-1834.69  He married69 Martha McClure, Jun- 1-1819 in Belmont Co, OH.67

                159.     iv.     EPHRAIM GASTON b. Jun-26-1799.

                             v.      MARY GASTON b. May-20-1801 in Belmont Co, OH,69,169 d. Dec-20-1846,69 resided (settled) in McConnelsville, Morgan Co, OH.69  She married Andrew Tracy, Feb-10-1825 in Belmont Co, OH.67

                160.     vi.     CHARITY GASTON b. Jul-27-1803.

                             vii.    JOSEPH GASTON b. May-14-1805 in Belmont Co, OH,69,169 d. Jul- 9-1833,69 buried in First Cemetery, Union Twp, Morristown, OH.  He married69 Nancy Fowler, Apr-11-1830 in Belmont Co, OH.67

                             viii.   ALEXANDER GASTON b. Aug- 4-1807 in Belmont Co, OH.169

                161.     ix.     MATTHEW GASTON b. Jul- 9-1809.

                             x.      ISAAC GASTON b. Sep-16-1811 in Belmont Co, OH,69,[170] d. Apr-30-1881 in Colonna, Iowa.69

                             xi.     JAMES GASTON b. Nov- 1-1813.19

 

80.    Samuel Kirkpatrick Gaston (24.Hugh4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1795,[171] d. 1835,171 resided 1816, 1817 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,15 occupation physician.19,15  Thought to have moved west after Oct 1817, as there is no trace of him in New Jersey after that date.15 He married19,15,73 Nancy T. Cooper, 1816,171 b. 1794,171 (daughter of Henry Cooper, Jr. and Rachael Thompson), d. 1866.171

                                      Children:

                             i.       HENRIETTA GASTON.

                162.     ii.      WILLIAM GASTON b. 1833.

 

81.    John Kirkpatrick (25.Elizabeth4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  He married19 Anne Coriell (daughter of Elias Coriell).

                                      Children:

                163.     i.       SARAH "SALLY" KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1802.

                164.     ii.      THOMAS KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1806.

                165.     iii.     ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1808.

                166.     iv.     ELIAS KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1808.

                167.     v.      JAMES KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1810.

                168.     vi.     LYDIA KIRKPATRICK.

                169.     vii.    JANE KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1814.

                170.     viii.   MARY KIRKPATRICK b. 1816.

                             ix.     JOHN KIRKPATRICK d. age abt 30 in Newark, Essex Co, NJ,[172],19 never married.19,15,172.

                171.     x.      ANN KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1820.

                172.     xi.     HUGH KIRKPATRICK b. ca 1822.

 

82.    Mary Kirkpatrick (27.Margaret4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1755 in Somerset Co, NJ,64 d. aft 1794 in Orange Co, NC.[173]  He married Henry Gomer, 1775, b. ca 1750,64 d. 1782 in Somerset Co, NJ.64

                                      Children:

                173.     i.       ELIZABETH "BETSY" GOMER b. ca 1775.

 

83.    Sarah Kirkpatrick (27.Margaret4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married Daniel Johnston (son of James Johnston and Jeannette (Jane) Gaston).

                                      Children:

                             i.       ANDREW JOHNSTON b.[174]

                             ii.      JANE JOHNSTON b.174.

                174.     iii.     JAMES THOMPSON JOHNSTON.

                             iv.     ELIZABETH JOHNSTON b.174.

                             v.      LAVINIA JOHNSTON b.174.

                             vi.     SARAH ANN JOHNSTON.

                             vii.    DANIEL JOHNSTON b.174.

                             viii.   CAROLINE JOHNSTON b.174.

 

84.    William Gaston (28.John4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-13-1761,[175] d. Feb-13-1809,22 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ,17 occupation harness maker.15  He married Naomi Teeple, Dec-10-1782,22 b. Jul-20-1760,17,27 (daughter of John Teeple and Margaret Castner), d. Jun-20-1818,17,27 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ,17 resided in Pluckemin, Somerset Co, NJ.

                                      Children:

                175.     i.       JOHN W. GASTON b. Sep-26-1783.

                             ii.      WALTER GASTON b. Oct-10-1787, d. Nov- 8-1787 in Somerset Co, NJ.

                             iii.     WILLIAM GASTON b. Sep-26-1787 in Somerset Co, NJ,22 d. Sep-12-1837 in New York City, NY,22 resided in Savannah, Chatham Co, GA.22

                             iv.     MARGARET GASTON b. Oct-30-1789 in Somerset Co, NJ,22 d. Nov- 3-1827,[176],22 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17  She married22 John Mehelm McCowen, Mar-30-1819, b. 1788 (son of William McCowen and Martha Mehelm), d. Nov- 7-1820, buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17

                                     

                                      John: Last name sometimes reported as McEowen, but headstone of wife Margaret has it as McCowen.

                                     

                             v.      JOSEPH GASTON b. Feb-13-1792 in Somerset Co, NJ,22 d. Apr- 5-1814,22 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17

                176.     vi.     JAMES (TWIN) GASTON b. Jan- 8-1795.

                             vii.    OLIVER B. (TWIN) GASTON b. Jan- 8-1795,22,17 d. Jun-10-1821,17 buried in Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Somerset Co, NJ.17

                             viii.   ABRAHAM GASTON b. Apr-25-1797,22 d. Jan-21-1823 in Somerset Co, NJ.22

                             ix.     HUGH GASTON b. Aug-27-1800,22 d. Mar-30-1821 in Somerset Co, NJ,22 cause of death catarrhal consumption,[177] education Yale College (admitted, but illness prevented attendance).177

 

85.    Joseph Gaston (28.John4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. May- 2-1763,22 d. Oct-16-1796.22  He married Ida Van Arsdale, Mar-1-1781,22 b. Apr-28-1762 (daughter of Philip Van Arsdale and Margaret Stryker).

        

         Ida: Parentage unclear.  Daughter of Philip (1734-1776) & Margaret Stryker (1741-1819) Van Arsdale, per "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 46.  But father identified as Capt. Isaac Van Arsdale by researchers Max Perry (p. 151) and Anna Reger Gaston, with mother not identified.  At age 14, Ida Van Arsdale gained glory in 1776 by following the British who had made a raid at Pluckemin and taken her favorite colt, and she recaptured it.  [Anna Reger Gaston, citing Snell's "Hunterdon and Somerset," p. 701]

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       ELIZABETH GASTON b. Nov-17-1782 in Pluckemin, Somerset Co, NJ,22 d. Nov-11-1857,22 census 1850 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.  She married (1) ___ Annin.  She married (2) John Collyer, census name John Colyer,147 b. ca 1782 in New Jersey,147 d. Jan- 5-1865, census 1850, 1860 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Somerset Co, New Jersey (Bedminster Twp), enumerated on Aug 26 1850:

                                      John Colyer, 68, farmer; Elizabeth Colyer, 68; Andrew J. Gulick, 24, merchant; Eliza C. Gulick, 21; Anna V. Gulick, 6 months.  All born in New Jersey.

                                     

                             ii.      ISAAC VAN ARSDALE GASTON b. Sep- 9-1784 in Pluckemin, Somerset Co, NJ,22 d. Feb-11-1811 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.22  Mormon Genealogy, Washington, D.C.--WILLS--Feb. 29, 1812. Isaac Gaston of Bedminister, Somerset Co. Int. Inventory $1,419.20; made by Samuel Baylan & Elias Brown.  Includes saddler's tools, leather and unfinished work in shop. Sworn to by Abraham Van Arsdale & Philip H. Van Arsdale, Adm'rs Apr. 22,1812. File 1507R. He married Jane Van Arsdale, Mar-15-1810.

                177.     iii.     JOHN I. GASTON b. Feb-14-1787.

                             iv.     MARGARET B. GASTON b. Feb-21-1789,22 d. Jul- 9-1804.22

                178.     v.      WILLIAM B. GASTON b. Aug- 9-1791.

                             vi.     SARAH E. GASTON b. Dec- 9-1793,22 d. 1885,22 resided at Basking Ridge, Bernard Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, census 1880 in Pluckemin, Somerset Co, NJ, census 1860 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.  She married Garrett Conover, b. ca 1810 in New Jersey, resided at Basking Ridge, Bernard Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, census 1880 in Pluckemin, Somerset Co, NJ, census 1860 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ.

                                     

                                      1860 Census, Somerset Co, New Jersey (Bedminster Twp), enumerated on Sep 26 1860:

                                      Garret Conover, 50, b. NJ, shoe maker; Sarah Conover, 65, b. NJ; Elvira B. Annin, 56, b. NJ, seamstress.

                                     

                                      1880 Census, Somerset Co, New Jersey (Pluckamin Twp), enumerated on Jun 23 1880:

                                      Garrett Conover, 70, b. NJ, boot & shoemaker; wife Sarah, 86, b. NJ.

                                     

                             vii.    LYDIA GASTON b. 1795,22 d. 1800.22

 

86.    Stephen Gaston (28.John4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jul-20-1769, d. in Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY.  He married Hannah Wright, in Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY,15 b. 1783 in Massachusetts,15 d. in Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY.

                                      Children:

                             i.       ELIZABETH GASTON b. Oct- 1-1808.

                             ii.      SARAH GASTON b. Jan-24-1810.

                             iii.     MINERVA GASTON b. Feb-14-1812.

                             iv.     JULIA GASTON b. Feb-26-1815.

                179.     v.      OGDEN GASTON b. Mar- 5-1821.

 

87.    Isaac Gaston (28.John4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Mar-25-1773 in New Jersey,22 resided (settled) near Morristown, Morris Co, NJ.  He married Anna Hedges, Mar-17-1803.15

                                      Children:

                             i.       AUGUSTUS L. GASTON b. May-15-1806,22 d. 1841,22 resided (settled, 1828) in Reily (Oxford), Butler Co, OH.22

                180.     ii.      ELIAS HEDGES GASTON22 b. ca 1819.

 

88.    Margaret Gaston (28.John4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married Smith Scudder (son of Ephraim Scudder and Martha Spinning), resided originally in New Jersey.

                                      Children:

                181.     i.       WILLIAM MANSFIELD SCUDDER22 b. ca 1811.

                             ii.      ISAAC WILLIAMSON SCUDDER b. Nov-24-1816 in Elizabeth, Union Co, NJ,64 d. Sep-10-1881 in Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ,64 buried St John Episc Church in Elizabeth, Union Co, NJ.64

 

89.    Grace Gaston (29.Robert4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 77.)

 

90.    Joseph Gaston (29.Robert4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Nov-19-1766,17,28 d. Apr-18-1834,17 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA,[178] occupation County Commissioner, military Revolutionary War.[179]  Moved from New Jersey to Northumberland County, PA, where he was an active member of his Presbyterian Church and served as a County Commissioner. He married28 Margaret Melick, Mar-12-1787,15,[180] b. Dec-22-1767,28,46 (daughter of Aaron Moelich and Catherine Miller), d. Feb- 5-1838,28,46 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA.17

                                      Children:

                182.     i.       ROBERT GASTON b. Mar-30-1790.

                             ii.      CHARLOTTE GASTON b. Sep-22-1792,[181] d. Aug-13-1824,28 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA.178  She married28 James Durham, b. 1785,46 d. 1871,46 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA.178

                             iii.     ROSANNA GASTON b. Jun- 7-1795,28 d. Nov-19-1845.28

                183.     iv.     AARON GASTON b. Apr-25-1799.

                             v.      DANIEL GASTON b. Jul-26-1801,28 d. Apr-28-1860 in Philadelphia, PA,28 census 1850 in Philadelphia, PA, resided (settled) in Philadelphia, PA,28 occupation Presbyterian minister.28  He married Rosanna Morris, also known as Rosa Morris,28 1839,28 b. 1803 in Pennsylvania,28,147 d. 1873,28 census 1850 in Philadelphia, PA.

                                     

                                      1850 Census, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Kensington Ward), enumerated on Aug 17 1850:

                                      Daniel Gaston, 48, b. Pa, clergyman; Rosanna Gaston, 45, b. Pa; Ann Morris, 74, b. NJ.

                                     

                             vi.     MARY GASTON b. May-14-1804 in Pennsylvania,28,46,[182] d. Jul-11-1880,28,46 buried in Warrior Run Church Cem, Delaware Twp, Northumberland Co, PA,178 census 1870, 1880 in Lewis Twp, Northumberland Co, PA.

                             vii.    ANNE GASTON b. Dec-20-1808.  She married28 William Sample.

 

91.    Margaret Gaston (29.Robert4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Dec-17-1768,28 d. Sep-10-1807.28  She married Daniel Melick, 1785,28 b. Oct-29-1763,27 (son of Aaron Moelich and Catherine Miller), d. Jul- 9-1815 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ,27 occupation tanner, farmer.15

                                      Children:

                             i.       AARON MELICK b. Apr-  -1786 in Monmouth Co, NJ,[183] never married.

                             ii.      ELIZABETH MELICK. She married Dennis Van Duyon.

                             iii.     CHARLOTTE MELICK, census name Charlotta Melick, b. ca 1790 in New Jersey,147 census 1850 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, never married.

                184.     iv.     ROSANNA MELICK28 b. ca 1793.

                185.     v.      JOHN MELICK28 b. ca 1794.

                             vi.     MARY MELICK. She married Peter Sutphen.

                             vii.    DAVID MELICK b. ca 1798 in New Jersey,147 census 1850 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, occupation farmer,147 never married.

                186.     viii.   WILLIAM MELICK28 b. ca 1800.

                             ix.     DANIEL MELICK b. ca 1802 in New Jersey,147 census 1850 in Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ, never married.

                             x.      CATHERINE MELICK. She married John Allen.

 

92.    Martha Gaston (30.Joseph4, 8.Joseph3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1774,27 d. Jan-11-1850 in New Jersey.27  She married28 Elijah Everett, Jan-  -1800, b. 1770/80 in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon Co, NJ,28 (son of Samuel Everett and Nancy Thatcher), d. Jan-11-1850,28 resided (settled) in Sparta Twp, Sussex Co, NJ,28 occupation doctor.28

        

         Elijah: Spelling of name may have been Everitt.

        

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOSEPH G. EVERETT15.

                             ii.      MARGARET G. EVERETT15.

 

93.    Phebe Dickson (32.Margaret4, 9.John3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married28 Uriah Church.

                                      Children:

                187.     i.       ANDREW DICKSON28.

                             ii.      GASTON CHURCH.

                             iii.     JOHN CHURCH.

                             iv.     VESTA CHURCH.

                             v.      NELSON CHURCH.

                             vi.     DIODATA CHURCH.

 

94.    Alexander Gaston (33.John4, 9.John3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Aug- 2-1772 in Voluntown, New London Co, CT,7,33 d. Feb-11-1856 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA,11,33 resided (settled 1838) in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA,33 occupation merchant & Connecticut Legislature.88  Was captain of Company 6, 21st Connecticut Regiment, in 1797.  Was member of Connecticut Legislature 1810-1812 and 1833-1835.  Settled in Roxbury, Mass., in 1838.  [American Ancestry, Vol V, p. 104] He married (1) Olive Dunlap, Apr-1-1803,33 b. Jun- 5-1769 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT,27 (daughter of Joshua Dunlap), d. Sep- 7-1814 in Killingly, Windham Co, CT.7,11,33  He married (2) Kezia Arnold, Apr- 2-1816,27 b. Nov-10-1779 in Burrillville, Providence Co, RI,[184],33 (daughter of Aaron Arnold and Rhoda Hunt), d. Jan-30-1856 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA.7,33

        

         Kezia: Alexander Gaston's second wife, Kezia Arnold, was a descendant of Thomas Arnold (b. 1599), a brother of William Arnold, who accompanied Roger Williams to Rhode Island and was one of the 54 original proprietors of the colony, with Thomas joining them in 1654.[185]

               

                                      Children by Olive Dunlap:

                             i.       ESTHER GASTON b. Jul-17-1804 in Killingly, Windham Co, CT,27 d. Jun- 3-1860 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA.27  Had five children, none of whom had any children of their own.[186] She married William K. Potter, b. Aug- 7-1803,186 d. Sep-10-18__.186

                             ii.      JOHN GASTON b. Aug-30-1806 in Killingly, Windham Co, CT,186 d. May-29-1824 in Plainfield, Windham Co, CT.27,[187]  Had no children.186

                                      Children by Kezia Arnold:

                188.     iii.     WILLIAM GASTON b. Oct- 3-1820.

 

95.    Elijah L. Gaston (35.Robert4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun- 9-1793.[188]  He married188 Eunice Bennett.

                                      Children:

                             i.       LAWRENCE T. GASTON b. Mar- 9-1826 in Ohio.188

 

96.    Robert Kasson, Jr. (36.Janet4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr-10-1773,[189] d. Sep-  -1846 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co, NY.189

                                      Children:

                189.     i.       THOMPSON KASSON b. Oct- 2-1795.

                             ii.      LOVINA KASSON b. Mar-11-1797.91

                190.     iii.     JAMES KASSON b. Dec-28-1798.

                             iv.     NANCY KASSON b. Jun-23-1801.91  She married189 (1) ___ Harback.  She married189 (2) ___ Tuller.

                191.     v.      CHARLES B. KASSON b. Feb-23-1803.

                192.     vi.     MASON G. KASSON b. May-12-1804.

                             vii.    ELIZABETH KASSON b. May-26-1806.91

                             viii.   MARGARET KASSON b. Feb-10-1808.91

                193.     ix.     EPHRAIM KASSON b. Apr- 1-1810.

                             x.      NATHAN B. KASSON b. May-12-1814.91

 

97.    William Kasson (36.Janet4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1775,189 d. 1813,189 occupation wheelwright.189  He married Sally Richards, 1792,189 b. 1776,189 d. 1840.189

                                      Children:

                194.     i.       ARCHIBALD KASSON b. Jan- 7-1793.

                             ii.      JOSEPH KASSON b. 1799,189 d. 1833.[190]  He married Patience A. Sanders, 1812.190

                             iii.     HIRAM KASSON b. 1801,190 d. 1833.190

                195.     iv.     NELSON KASSON b. 1803.

 

98.    Harvey Kasson (36.Janet4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Dec- 4-1781,190 d. Aug-26-1836 in Broadalbin, Fulton Co, NY.190  He married Wealthy Burt, Oct-11-1803,190 b. Apr-14-1788.190

                                      Children:

                             i.       JAMES KASSON b. Apr-16-1805.190

                             ii.      ALVIN KASSON b. Dec- 2-1806,190 occupation farmer.190

                             iii.     SMIRA KASSON b. Feb- 1-1809.190  She married ___ Green.

                             iv.     DONEY KASSON b. Mar- 9-1811.190

                196.     v.      CHAUNCEY C. KASSON b. Dec-15-1812.

                             vi.     AUSTIN KASSON b. Feb-22-1815.190

                             vii.    SALLY ANN KASSON b. Feb-23-1817,190 d. Jul-13-1852.190

                197.     viii.   AMASA C. KASSON b. Jan-21-1819.

                198.     ix.     GEORGE B. KASSON b. Apr-17-1822.

                             x.      LYDIA KASSON b. May-29-1824.190

                             xi.     HARVEY Z. KASSON b. Jun-26-1827,190 resided in Gloversville, Fulton Co, NY,190 occupation manufacturer of gloves and mittens.190

                             xii.    ALEXANDER J. KASSON b. Apr- 5-1829,190 occupation manufacturer of gloves, etc.190

 

99.    Alexander Kasson (36.Janet4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr-  -1792.[191]  He married Susan Briggs, Apr-  -1812,190 b. Jul- 3-1792.190

                                      Children:

                             i.       SAMANTHA M. KASSON b. Jan-21-1814.190

                199.     ii.      MARVIN KASSON b. Nov-24-1815.

                             iii.     WATSON KASSON b. Dec- 3-1817,190 occupation farmer.190

                             iv.     JANE M. KASSON b. Jan- 3-1820.190

                             v.      JOSEPH KASSON b. Sep- 5-1822.190

                             vi.     SUSAN N. KASSON b. Nov-18-1825,190 d. Oct-25-1853.[192]  She married190 ___ Sunderland.

                             vii.    MELVINA KASSON b. Feb-23-1827.192

 

100.    Alexander Gaston (37.Alexander4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Oct-14-1783 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,90 d. Jun-23-1865 in Lorain Co, OH,36 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Lorain Co, OH.36  Went to Danby, NY as a young man, took up government land and developed a farm, which he sold in 1834 when his family moved near Oberlin, OH.  He was a militia captain in New York and active in the Congregational Church.[193] He married (1) Lydia Belcher, Sep-21-1807,36 b. Aug- 2-1786 (daughter of Joseph Belcher and Lucy Hall), d. Apr- 8-1848, buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Lorain Co, OH.36  He married (2) Harriet Pearse, Oct-12-1849.36

                                      Children by Lydia Belcher:

                             i.       ANDREW GASTON b. Feb- 4-1810,36 d. Dec-23-1831 in Danby, Tompkins Co, NY.36

                             ii.      LUCETTA GASTON b. Jul-15-1811,36 d. Jul-11-1813 in Danby, Tompkins Co, NY.36

                200.     iii.     LUCY MARIAH GASTON b. Jan-19-1813.

                201.     iv.     GEORGE BELCHER GASTON b. Nov- 8-1814.

                202.     v.      MARIA GASTON b. Oct-14-1816.

                             vi.     ELVIRA GASTON b. Jul-15-1818 in Danby, Tompkins Co, NY,36 d. Jan-25-1914 in Oberlin, Lorain Co, OH,177,36 buried in Tabor, Fremont Co, Iowa.177,36  Elvira Gaston and her husband, Lester Ward Platt, worked as missionaries with the Pawnee Indians in Nebraska for years.  There is much written about her because, as one descendant observed, "she made history." [Bob Gaston, Longview, WA]

                                     

                                      "Elvira Gaston Platt was born in Danby, New York, on July 16, 1818. Her family moved to Ohio in 1834 and she became a student at Oberlin College the following year. She later taught at a rural school in Russia Township, Ohio. In 1841 she married Lester Ward Platt and moved with him to Nebraska to teach the Pawnee Indians. Both were devoted to the causes of abolishing slavery and whiskey. After her husband died in 1875, Elvira Gaston Platt taught in the Industrial School for Indians in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and served as matron in a school for Indians in Geoa, Nebraska. She died on January 24, 1914."

                                      [ http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/holdings/finding/RG30/SG199/biography.html ]

                                     

                                      "Elvira Gaston Platt, teacher and abolitionist and underground railroad worker, was born in Danby, Thompkins County, New York, on July 15, 1818.  She studied at Oberlin College in Ohio in 1835 and 1836 and began teaching in area rural schools.  In 1841 Elvira Gaston married Lester Ward Platt and in 1842 they began teaching Pawnee Indians in the western territory, in what is now Nebraska.  In 1847 they moved to Fremont County, Iowa, turned to farming, and began assisting fleeing slaves on the underground railroad.

                                      In 1861 Elvira Platt returned to teaching Pawnee children, which she continued until 1872 with a few interruptions for Civil War work.  Lester Platt died in 1875 and Elvira Platt joined the staff of the Industrial School for Indians in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1880.  Three years later she became matron of a new school for Native Americans in Genoa, Nebraska, where she worked until she retired in 1887.  She lived in Tabor, Iowa, until 1897, when she moved to Oberlin, Ohio.  She died there on January 25, 1914."  [ http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/PlattElvira.htm ]

                                     

                                      HER OBITUARY:

                                      "Elvira Gaston Platt, aged 95 years, died at Oberlin, Ohio, Sunday, January 25, of pneumonia, where a funeral service was read. The body was then brought to Tabor for interment in the Gaston lot where her husband and other relatives lie. Services were held here on Wednesday, January 28, conducted by Rev. C. F. Fisher.

                                            Elvira Gaston Platt was a sister of George B. Gaston, one of the founders of Tabor College, and an aunt of Ed Rossiter, Loren Hume and Harry Gilbert of Tabor. Coming from her native state, New York, she and her father were pioneers of the Oberlin colony, where she was married in 1841, to Lester W. Platt, with whom she soon afterward moved to Nebraska. Here at different intervals, in the Pawnee Indian Nation school she taught and also in the Carlyle school in Pennsylvania, all her life being spent in educational work.

                                           At Percival (then known as Civil Bend) she lived, her home a "shrine" to young and old.

                                           She served in the Sanitary Commission during the civil war, and was later matron of the Soldiers’ Orphan Home at Cedar Falls.

                                           Mrs. Platt made her home in Tabor for many years and made her life felt here for uplift. For the last seventeen years she has lived at Oberlin. In the 95 years of her life, Mrs. Platt has combined manifold experiences, and has seen and helped in the upbuilding of our western country.

                                           She was known throughout many states as a woman of great power. A memorial service will be given in her honor here at Tabor."

                                      [ http://iagenweb.org/fremont/obits/platt_elvira-hiatt_elizabeth1914.htm ]

 

                                      She married36 Lester Ward Platt, May- 6-1841 in Oberlin, Lorain Co, OH,[194] d. 1875, buried in Tabor, Fremont Co, Iowa.194

 

                203.     vii.    EMALA FAIRCHILD GASTON b. Jun- 5-1820.

                             viii.   ALONZO GASTON b. Dec-22-1821 in Danby, Tompkins Co, NY,36 d. Jan- 4-1892 in Oberlin, Lorain Co, OH,36 buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Lorain Co, OH.36  He married Amanda E. Stratton, Oct-13-1844.36

                204.     ix.     CELIA H. GASTON b. Jan-16-1824.

                             x.      EDWARD P. BRADSTREET GASTON36 [adopted] b. Jun- 6-1830, occupation attorney.36  Edward Bradstreet Gaston was adopted by Alexander & Lydia Belcher Gaston when he was about age 8, after his mother died.  Edward wrote a letter at age 95 telling of his life with the Gastons.  He practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio until age 90.36

 

101.    Heman Gaston (37.Alexander4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-13-1786 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,89 d. Aug-10-1855 in Lorain Co, OH.36,[195]  Spelling "Heman" is correct. He married Mary Wheeler, Jan- 1-1812,195,[196] b. Aug-29-1793 in New York,195,36 (daughter of Elizur Wheeler and Olive Kasson), d. Oct-16-1838.195,36

                                      Children:

                             i.       CAROLINE S. GASTON b. Oct-19-1812,195 d. Feb- 8-1817 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.[197],195

                             ii.      WILLIAM WHEELER GASTON b. Sep-22-1814,195 d. Dec- 1-1845.195  He married195 Mary Sinnott.

                             iii.     NANCY GASTON b. Jul-24-1816,195 d. Dec-  -1816 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.[198]

                             iv.     GEORGE RODNEY GASTON b. Nov- 7-1817.195  He married Louisa Bissell, Dec-29-1840.195

                             v.      MARY AMANDA GASTON b. Aug-17-1819,195 baptized Mar- 5-1820 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA,[199] d. Jan-  -1838 in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA.[200]

                             vi.     BEVEL HULL GASTON b. Sep-30-1821,195 d. Feb- 1-1823.195

                205.     vii.    HENRY ALEXANDER GASTON b. Aug- 9-1823.

                             viii.   ANN ELIZA GASTON b. Nov-11-1825,195 d. Sep-21-1839.195

                             ix.     EMILY CAROLINE GASTON b. Feb- 7-1828,195 d. Jan-12-1856.195  She married195 ___ Smith.

                             x.      EDGAR KASSON GASTON b. May-10-1830,195 d. Oct-19-1872.195

                206.     xi.     JAMES KASSON GASTON b. Apr-17-1832.

                             xii.    ELLEN FRANCES GASTON b. Nov- 8-1834,[201] d. Aug- 1-1846.201

 

102.    Ebenezer Gaston, census name Ebenner Gaston (38.David4, 10.Alexander3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr- 6-1782 in Old Stockbridge, Berkshire Co, MA,100 d. Jan-27-1863,100 census 1860 in Sadsbury Twp, Crawford Co, PA, census 1850 in Belfast, Allegany Co, NY, occupation mason.[202]  He married34 Hannah Hammond, b. Jul-14-1790,100 d. Oct-11-1853,100 census 1850 in Belfast, Allegany Co, NY.

                                      Children:

                207.     i.       EDMUND WAITE GASTON b. Aug-16-1809.

                             ii.      NELSON GASTON b. Mar-21-1816,34 d. Sep-13-1846.34

                             iii.     MARIETTA GASTON b. Jul- 2-1818,34 d. Jun-28-1861.34

                             iv.     SUSANNA GASTON b. Sep- 5-1821,34 d. Oct-21-1859.34

                             v.      GRACE GASTON b. Jun-14-1824.34

                             vi.     LUTHER S. GASTON b. Feb-14-1828.34

                             vii.    SCHUYLER MOSES GASTON b. Feb-14-1828,34 d. Apr-13-1906.34

 

 

Generation Six

 

103.    Esther Jane Gaston (39.Joseph5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. 1770,[203] d. 1814.203  Moved with her husband in 1806 to Israel Twp, Preble Co, OH, presumably because they were opposed to slavery.  They helped to found the Hopewell Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Israel Twp that the Rev. Alexander Porter later pastored.  Esther Gaston and Ebenezer Elliott had eight children, and Ebenezer had two more wives, Margaret Mitchell and Nancy Henry.203 She married Ebenezer Elliott, ca 1794 in Fishing Creek, Chester Co, SC.[204]

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOSEPH GASTON ELLIOTT b. 1795,203 d. 1834.203

                             ii.      JAMES ELLIOTT b. 1797,203 d. 1883.203  He married203 Sarah Boyd, b. 1800,203 d. 1880.203

                             iii.     JANET ELLIOTT b. 1800,203 d. 1881.203  She married203 (1) Ebenezer Elliott Douglas, Sr., b. 1794,203 d. 1837.203  She married203 (2) William Hood, d. 1850.203

                             iv.     WILLIAM ELLIOTT b. 1801,203 d. 1854.203  He married203 Sarah Hearn, b. 1815,203 d. 1871.203

                             v.      JOHN ELLIOTT b. 1803,203 d. 1875.203  He married203 (1) Mary Latta, b. 1796,203 d. 1837.203  He married203 (2) Margaret McMillen, b. 1813,203 d. 1858.203

                             vi.     EBENEZER NEWTON ELLIOTT b. 1805,203 d. 1892.203  He married203 Ann J. Willis, d. 1892.203

                             vii.    HUGH ELLIOTT b. 1808,203 d. 1894.203  He married203 (1) Henrietta Brower, b. 1816,203 d. 1850.203  He married203 (2) Elizabeth Avaline Robertson, b. 1826,203 d. 1909.203

                             viii.   ISAIAH ELLIOTT b. 1810,203 d. 1897.203  He married203 Isabella Davidson, b. 1807,203 d. 1886.203

 

104.    John Gaston (39.Joseph5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr- 2-1772 in Chester Co, SC,108 d. Jul- 6-1847.108  He married108,104 Anne Porter, b. Jul- 7-1782,108 (daughter of John Porter and Mary Brownfield), d. bef 1844.108

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOSEPH ALEXANDER GASTON b. Mar- 4-1810 in Chester Co, SC,108,17 d. Feb-11-1868 in South Carolina,108,17 buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.17,104  He married108,104 Elizabeth Wylie, b. Oct- 2-1810,17 d. Oct-11-1850,17 buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.17,104

 

105.    Alexander Walker (40.Jane5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 49.)

 

106.    Robert Gaston (41.Matthew5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. 1774 in Greene Co, GA,103 d. Apr- 6-1829 in Autauga Co, AL.103  He married Abalena ___, in Morgan Co, AL.103

                                      Children:

                208.     i.       HUDSON GASTON b. 1813.

 

107.    Jane Gaston (41.Matthew5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan- 8-1777 in Greene Co, GA,103 d. 1860.[205]  She married[206],205 George Reid II, b. 1774 in Rowan Co, NC,205 (son of George Reid), d. 1853.205

           

            George: Served in the Georgia House of Representatives from Jackson Co, GA as of Jan 12 1801; was Justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett Co, GA from Feb 2 1819 to 1821; and was Senator from Gwinnett Co GA 1819-1821 and in Extra Session of 1821.  He was among the first settlers in Carroll Co, GA upon its organization in 1826.  [The Reid Family, by L. D. McPherson, a Reid descendant, 1938; cited at http://www.couchgenweb.com/family/reid.htm]205           

           

                                      Children:

                             i.       JACK REID206.

                             ii.      JOSEPH REID205.

                209.     iii.     RHESA REID b. 1797.

                210.     iv.     ASA REID b. 1799.

                             v.      ANN REID206 b. 1800 in Greene Co, GA,205 d. 1850.205  She married205 John McMullen.

                             vi.     CATHERINE "KATIE" REID206 b. 1803 in Jackson Co, GA.206,205  She married205 (1) Elisha Earnest.  She married205 (2) Isaac Wigginton.

                211.     vii.    GEORGE W. REID b. 1803.

                212.     viii.   JANE "JENNIE" REID b. 1805.

                             ix.     MATTHEW GASTON REID205 b. 1806,206,205 d. 1876.205  He married205 (1) Martha J. ___.  He married205 (2) Frances Ann Nix.

                             x.      MARGARET ANNIE REID206 b. Feb-29-1809,206 d. 1862.205  She married205 John Lewis Hamilton, d. 1874.205

                             xi.     JOHN S. REID b. 1810.205

                             xii.    ROBERT ALEXANDER REID b. Apr- 3-1811,206 d. 1885.205  He married205 Nancy K. Adrian.

                             xiii.   ELIZABETH REID206 b. 1814.205  She married205 Wilson Brown.

                213.     xiv.    THOMAS HENRY REID b. 1816.

 

108.    Alexander Gaston (41.Matthew5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. 1780 in Rowan Co, NC,[207] d. 1837 in Greene Co, GA.103,207  He married Sallie Garner, Dec- 9-1802 in Greene Co, GA,207 b. 1774.207

                                      Children:

                             i.       JOHN GARNER GASTON b. 1803 in Greene Co, GA.207

                214.     ii.      MATTHEW GASTON b. 1805.

                             iii.     WILLIAM T. GASTON b. 1814 in Greene Co, GA.207

 

109.    Matthew Gaston, Jr. (41.Matthew5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), b. 1785,103 d. in Jackson, Butts Co, GA.103  He married103 Mary ___.

                                      Children:

                             i.       MARY ELIZABETH GASTON.

                             ii.      SARAH JANE GASTON.

                215.     iii.     JOHNNIE MATTHEW GASTON.

 

110.    John Gaston (42.Alexander5, 11.Alexander4, 4.(Male)3, 2.William2, 1.Jean1), d. 1806 in Abbeville Co, SC.6  He married Unknown.

                                      Children:

                             i.       ALEXANDER GASTON b. 1802 in Abbeville Co, SC,64 d. ca 1872 in Ouachita Co, AR.64  Moved to the Butler/Wilcox County area of Alabama ca 1822/1823.6 He married64 Elizabeth Wardlaw, b. 1797 in South Carolina,64 d. in Arkansas.

                216.     ii.      DAVID GASTON b. Mar-28-1802.

 

111.    James Gaston (46.John5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1777 in South Carolina,[208] d. 1802,[209] resided (settled, abt 1800) in Logan Co, KY.109  He married109 Isabella Bigham (daughter of James Bigham and Nancy "Jane" McFadden).

                                      Children:

                217.     i.       JAMES GASTON b. 1800.

 

112.    Esther Waugh Gaston127 (46.John5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married Samuel Gaston, ca 1806 in South Carolina,127 b. Oct-16-1787 in Chester Co, SC,127 (son of William Gaston and Mary McClure), d. Mar- 1-1826 in Jefferson Co, IL,127,44,125 resided (settled, in 1819) in Marion Co, IL.44,125

           

            Samuel Gaston's wife is identified in the DAR Lineage Book only as Esther Gaston, her parentage not stated.  Other sources show her to be his second cousin, as both were great-grandchildren of William Gaston and Olivet Lemon.

           

                                      Children:

                218.     i.       WILLIAM GASTON.

 

113.    Stephen Gaston (47.James5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1774,12 d. 1837.12  Probably moved to Ohio with his sisters about 1801 or 1802, and from there to Tennessee and Illinois.8,45 He married[210] Mary Davidson, b. 1778,12 d. 1858.12

                                      Children:

                             i.       ESTHER GASTON b. Nov-12-1802 in South Carolina,12 d. Mar-27-1853 in California.12  She married William Wesley Maddux, b. Dec-28-1803,12 d. Feb- 8-1885.12                                                         

                                      Eight children.12                                                            

                             ii.      MARGARET GASTON b. ca 1804 in Tennessee.12

                219.     iii.     WILLIAM DAVIDSON GASTON b. Feb-22-1808.

                             iv.     AGNES GASTON b. ca 1814 in Illinois.12  She married12 Thomas S. Dennis, b. 1814,12 d. 1860.12                                

                                      Three children.12                                                           

                220.     v.      STEPHEN HARVEY GASTON b. Nov-30-1818.

                             vi.     ELIZABETH GASTON b. ca 1820 in Illinois.12

                             vii.    SAMUEL GASTON b. ca 1821 in Illinois.12

 

114.    John Gaston Walker (49.Esther5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  He married Jane McCain, 1798.114

                                      Children:

                221.     i.       WILLIAM WALKER.

 

115.    John Brown Gaston (50.Joseph5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-23-1791,44 d. Jan-24-1864.  He married44 Mary Buford "Polly" McFadden, also known as Polly Buford,117 also known as Mary Beaufort McFadden,44 b. 1805,[211] d. 1886.211

                                      Children:

                222.     i.       JAMES MCFADDEN GASTON b. 1824.

                223.     ii.      JOSEPH LUCIUS GASTON.

                224.     iii.     JOHN BROWN GASTON, JR. b. Jan- 4-1834.

                225.     iv.     T. CHALMERS GASTON b. 1847.

 

116.    Narcissa Gaston (50.Joseph5, 12.John4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Nov-17-1792,44 d. Aug-22-1871, buried in Fishing Creek Presb Church Cem, Chester Co, SC.  She married44 Samuel Lewis, Nov- 2-1819.

            Narcissa Gaston was the second wife of Samuel Lewis.[212]         

           

                                      Children:

                226.     i.       MARGARET ELIZA LEWIS.

 

117.    Hugh McClure122 (51.John5, 13.Mary4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  He married122 Margaret Crane.

                                      Children:

                227.     i.       ELIZA JANE MCCLURE.

 

118.    Hannah McClure (53.William5, 13.Mary4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 64.)

 

119.    David D. Rosborough (55.Alexander5, 15.Martha4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-  -1815 in South Carolina,124 census 1900 in Belton, Bell Co, TX, resided (settled) in Texas.14

                                      Children:

                228.     i.       EDWARD E. ROSBOROUGH b. Jul-  -1847.

 

120.    Alexander M. Rosborough (55.Alexander5, 15.Martha4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1817 in South Carolina,147 census 1880 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, census 1870 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co, CA, census 1850 in El Dorado Co, CA, resided (settled, in 1848) in Eureka, Humboldt Co, CA,14 occupation lawyer, judge,14,[213],182. He married Ellen N. ___, b. ca 1842 in Maine,213 census 1880, 1910, 1920 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, census 1870 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co, CA.

           

            1870 Census, Siskiyou County, California (City of Yreka), enumerated on Sep 3 1870:

            Alex M. Rosborough, 54, b. South Carolina, occupation District Judge; Ellen N, 28, b. Maine; Alex J, 5. b. California; Fanny J, 1, b. California.

           

            1880 Census, Alameda Co, California (City of Oakland), enumerated on Jun 8 1880:

            A. M. Roxborough, 65, b. SC, lawyer; wife Ellen P, 37, b. Maine; son Alexander J, 14, b. California; dau Fannie J, 11, b. California; son Joseph J, 4, b. California.

           

            1910 Census, Alameda Co, California (Brooklyn Twp, City of Oakland), enumerated on Apr 30 1910 at 1769 (or 1767) Nineteenth Ave:

            Head of household Alexander J. Rosborough, 44, single, secretary at power & light company; mother Ellen N, 65, widowed, mother of 6 children (2 still living); brother Joseph J, 34, single, real estate broker; nephew Robert R. Gardiner, 16, b. Calif; nephew Alexander R. Gardiner, 15, b. Calif; help Lee Lim, 13, b. China, kitchen helper.

           

            1920 Census, Alameda Co, California (Brooklyn Twp, City of Oakland), enumerated on Jan 7 1920 at 2531 19th Ave:

            Ellen N. Rosborough, 77, b. Maine, widowed; son Alic J. Rosborough, 54, b. Calif, single, manager at power company; grandson Alexander Gardiner, 24, b. Calif, single; sister-in-law Fannie Raynes, 84, b. Maine, widowed.

           

                                      Children:

                             i.       ALEXANDER J. ROSBOROUGH, census name Alic J. Rosborough, b. ca 1865 in California,213 census 1880, 1910, 1920 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, census 1870 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co, CA, occupation 1910 secretary at power & light company.[214]

                             ii.      FANNY J. ROSBOROUGH b. ca 1869 in California,213 d. bef Apr 1910,214 census 1880 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, census 1870 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co, CA.

                             iii.     JOSEPH J. ROSBOROUGH b. ca 1876 in California,182 census 1880, 1910 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, occupation 1910 real estate broker.214

 

121.    William Gaston, Jr. (57.William5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan- 1-1786 in Chester Co, SC,127 d. Sep-21-1869 in Jefferson Co, IL,127 military War of 1812.44  He married[215] Jane "Jennet" McMillan, ca 1813 in South Carolina.127

                                      Children:

                229.     i.       SAMUEL GASTON.

 

122.    Samuel Gaston (57.William5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1) (See marriage to number 112.)

 

123.    Robert Gaston (58.Thomas5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-17-1787,130 d. Jul-13-1848.130  He married130 Ann Wakefield, b. ca 1792 in South Carolina,213 census 1870 in Reidville, Spartanburg Co, SC, resided originally in Reidville, Spartanburg Co, SC.130

                                      Children:

                             i.       ELIZABETH GASTON.

                             ii.      SARAH "SALLIE" GASTON. She married130 Andrew Cowan.

                             iii.     ROSA GASTON. She married130 William Pearson.

                230.     iv.     WILLIAM ROSBOROUGH GASTON b. Dec-25-1827.

 

124.    James Nickels "Jimmy" Gaston (58.Thomas5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-18-1789 in Lancaster Co, SC,[216] d. Jul-31-1876,216 buried in Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moore, Spartanburg Co, SC,216 resided since 1800 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co, SC,216 military War of 1812.216  "James Nickels Gaston donated much land around Reidville for the erection and establishment of the Reidville Male and Female colleges.  He was a public-spirited and generous hearted citizen with high standing in the community."216. He married130 Mary Powers, b. 1789,216 d. 1860.216

                                      Children:

                231.     i.       HAMILTON ROSBOROUGH GASTON b. Feb-10-1811.

                232.     ii.      AMZI WILLIFORD GASTON b. Apr-16-1813.

                233.     iii.     THOMAS PINKNEY GASTON b. Apr-29-1815.

                234.     iv.     SARAH ADELINE GASTON b. 1817.

                             v.      JAMES A. GASTON d. young,[217] cause of death killed by a tree.217

                             vi.     WILLIAM POWERS GASTON217.

                             vii.    JOSEPH JAMES GASTON217.

 

125.    Hugh Gaston (58.Thomas5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep-29-1790.130  He married130 ___ McElrath.

                                      Children:

                235.     i.       HARVEY GASTON.

                236.     ii.      EMILY GASTON.

                             iii.     MARY JANE GASTON. Married an Italian.  Had no children.134

 

126.    Samuel Gaston (58.Thomas5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Sep- 4-1798,134 d. Sep-12-1857.134  He married134 Sarah Wakefield.

                                      Children:

                             i.       TOM LARKIN GASTON. He married134 Mary Gillespie.  There were no children from this marriage134.

                237.     ii.      MARGARET GASTON.

 

127.    Thomas Logan Gaston (58.Thomas5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Apr- 7-1805,134 d. Mar-24-1854 in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC,134 buried in Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moore, Spartanburg Co, SC,134 resided in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC.134  He married134 (1) Prudence Doolen, Apr-16-1829,[218] b. Feb- 4-1809,134 d. Oct-  -1837.134  He married134 (2) Margaret E. Walker,218 Jul-12-1842,218 resided in Spartanburg District, SC.134  There were no children from this marriage134.

           

            Margaret: Identified as "Mrs. Margaret Walker," so Walker was probably her name from a previous marriage.134           

           

                                      Children by Prudence Doolen:

                             i.       HARRIET KESIAH GASTON b. Mar-19-1830,134 d. Aug-  -1832.134

                             ii.      JOSIAH PERRY GASTON b. Apr-30-1832,134 d. May- 5-1890.218  He married Martha Jones, Aug-23-1855.134

                238.     iii.     PARLEY CLENNEY GASTON b. Jul-30-1835.

 

128.    Robert Gaston (60.Hugh5, 16.Robert4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. 1799.12  He married12 Sarah Bullock, b. 1803.12

                                      Children:

                239.     i.       JAMES BULLOCK GASTON b. 1822.

 

129.    Alexander F. Gaston123 (64.William5, 18.Alexander4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jan-19-1807 in North Carolina,54,123 d. 1848.  In addition to the three children listed here, Alexander F. Gaston may also have had another daughter, Eliza W. Gaston, b. Jul 15 1841, who on Apr 22 1861 married Samuel Simpson Kirkland.[219] He married (1) Eliza W. Jones,123 Mar-14-1831 in Christ Episcopal Church, New Bern, NC,54,123 b. ca 1808,54 (daughter of Hugh Jones), d. Apr-  -1837.54  He married (2) Sarah Lauretta Murphy, ca 1839.54

                                      Children by Eliza W. Jones:

                             i.       HUGH JONES GASTON, also known as Hugh Joseph Gaston,123 d. Oct-  -1862, education (as of 1850) Georgetown College, Washington, DC,123 military Adjutant, 48th N.C. Troops, Civil War.[220]  Obituary, Carolina Observer (Fayetteville NC), Dec 1 1862, reprinted from Raleigh Standard:

                                      "Death of Hugh Jones Gaston.  --  We record with much regret the death of Hugh Jones Gaston, Adjutant of the 48th N. C. Troops.  He was wounded in the battle of Sharpsburg, in his shoulder and face, and died at a farm house near that place about the second week in October last.

                                      "Adjutant Gaston was the youngest son of Alexander Gaston, Esq., who was the only son of the Hon. William Gaston.  His only brother, William Gaston, was killed by the Indians, near Fort Walla Walla, some four or five years since, in his first engagement; and Hugh received his death wound in his first engagement at Sharpsburg.  Hugh Jones Gaston was the last male of the name.

                                      Adjutant Gaston was physically exempt from military duty, but at the beginning of hostilities he volunteered as a private in an artillery company at Memphis, and remained there until his native State was threatened, when he returned and offered his services to her.  He was a young gentleman of fine education, modest, intelligent, and brave.  His death adds another to the long catalogue of our bravest and best young men, who have been cut off by this war."

                             ii.      WILLIAM F. GASTON123 education (as of 1850) Georgetown College, Washington, DC.123

                             iii.     SUSAN GASTON.

 

130.    Hannah Margaret Gaston (64.William5, 18.Alexander4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Mar-18-1811 in North Carolina,54,123 d. Mar-16-1835 in North Carolina,[221] education private school in Baltimore MD.[222]  She married Mathias Evans Manly, Feb-16-1832 in New Bern, Craven Co, NC,222 b. 1801,149 d. 1881,149 occupation lawyer and judge.222

                                      Children:

                             i.       JANE MANLY.

                             ii.      HANNAH MANLY.

 

131.    Nancy Gaston Knox151 (67.Hugh5, 19.Elizabeth4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1797 in South Carolina,147 census 1850 in York Co, SC.  She married Ephraim Moss, ca 1820,151 b. ca 1796 in South Carolina,147 resided in Georgia,151 census 1850 in York Co, SC, resided originally in York Co, SC,151 occupation farmer.147

           

            1850 Census, York Co, South Carolina, enumerated on Oct 19 1850:

            Ephraim Moss, 54, farmer; Nancy, 53; Mary, 24; Elizabeth A, 18; James, 17; Ephraim, 14.  All born in South Carolina.

            In the adjacent household. living alone, was William Moss, 28. farmer, b. SC.

           

                                      Children:

                             i.       WILLIAM MOSS b. ca 1822 in South Carolina.

                             ii.      MARY MOSS b. ca 1826 in South Carolina,147 census 1850 in York Co, SC.

                             iii.     ELIZABETH A. MOSS b. ca 1832 in South Carolina.147

                             iv.     JAMES MOSS b. ca 1833 in South Carolina,147 census 1850 in York Co, SC.

                             v.      EPHRAIM MOSS b. ca 1836 in South Carolina.

 

132.    Frances Gaston152 (69.William5, 20.William4, 5.William3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1).  She married152 Robert White.

                                      Children:

                240.     i.       MARY WHITE.

 

133.    William Gaston (70.James5, 21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Feb-18-1776,[223] d. Feb-16-1853,17 buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ,[224],[225] military Revolutionary War.15,19  Data on the children of William Gaston & Catharine Johnson, other than Gertrude & William, is from the baptismal records of Cranbury Church, NJ. Other data on this family was obtained from "History of Old Tennent Church," page 449.  As a young man, William Gaston served in the Revolutionary War. He married19 Catharine English,17 Mar-14-1804,223,[226],[227] b. Mar-13-1778,223,227 (daughter of James English), d. Aug-22-1843,[228],[229] buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.17,229

                                      Children:

                241.     i.       LYDIA TAPSCOTT GASTON15 b. Dec- 4-1804.

                             ii.      JOHN BAIRD GASTON b. May-25-1806,226,227,19 baptized in Cranbury Church, NJ.

                             iii.     MARYANN PERRINE GASTON, also known as Ann P. Gaston,226 b. Mar-20-1810,19,226,223,74 baptized in Cranbury Church, NJ, d. Mar-28-1845,223,17 buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.135  "Ohio Valley Genealogies," p. 45, reports that Mary-Ann Gaston, daughter of William & Catharine, "probably" married John Perrine Jr.  But a  Family Bible shows her birth name as Maryann Perrine Gaston, that she married Jacob Suydam, and that she died on Mar 28 1845. She married Jacob Suydam.

                             iv.     LETITIA JOHNSON GASTON, also known as Letty Johnson Gaston,223 b. Sep- 3-1811,226,227 d. Feb-20-1900.226,227  She married (1) Elisha W. Thompson, Feb- 7-1837.226  She married (2) Denis Thompson, Mar-  -1860.226

                             v.      GERTRUDE GASTON, also known as Gitty Gaston,223 b. Sep-17-1813,226,227 d. Jul-16-1816,227 buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.

                             vi.     WILLIAM CONOVER GASTON b. Jan-26-1816,223,226,227 d. Sep-13-1821,226,227,223 buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth Co, NJ.

                             vii.    HANNAH ENGLISH GASTON b. Jan-26-1818,223,226,227 d. Feb- 4-1904.227,226  She married227,226 ___ Conover.

 

134.    Andrew Gaston (72.John5, 21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. ca 1782 in New Jersey,[230] d. Dec- 6-1866 in Harrison Co, WV, buried unmarked grave in Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV, census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.  1830 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

            Household of Andrew Gaston:

            1 male, age 40-50

            1 male, age 20-30

            1 female, age 30-40

            1 female, age 20-30

            1 female, age 15-20. He married (1) Sarah Romine, Nov-11-1806 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[231],[232] (daughter of Samuel Romine).  He married (2) Dorcas Stephens, Sep-27-1821 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,232 b. ca 1800 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,230 d. aft 1866,[233] census 1850, 1860 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.

                                      Children by Sarah Romine:

                242.     i.       ANNA GASTON b. 1814.

                243.     ii.      MATILDA "TILLIE" GASTON b. ca 1818.

                             iii.     JOHN GASTON.

 

135.    Mary E. "Polly" Gaston (72.John5, 21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. May- 4-1785 in Monmouth Co, NJ,[234] christened in Harrison Co, (W)VA, d. Oct-11-1865 in Harrison Co, WV,234,17 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.234,[235]  She married Job West, Jan-4-1803 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,[236] b. ca 1774 in Harford Co, MD,236 (son of John West and Frances Howard), baptized Aug-10-1799 in Smithfield, Fayette Co, PA,236 d. ca 1823 in Chillicothe, Ross Co, OH,236 buried unmarked grave in Oldtown Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH,[237] census 1810 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,236 occupation farmer.236

                                      Children:

                244.     i.       FRANCES WEST b. ca 1803.

                245.     ii.      RUANNA WEST b. Oct-22-1806.

                246.     iii.     ELIZABETH "BETSY" WEST b. Oct-13-1809.

                             iv.     SARAH "SALLY" WEST234 b. Jan-14-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,234,17 d. Aug-29-1883,234,17 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.[238],234  She married Christopher Broherd, Jul-15-1832.

                247.     v.      ELI R. WEST b. Apr- 5-1813.

                             vi.     PHOEBE WEST b. Dec- 7-1816 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,234 d. Sep- 8-1898 in Harrison Co, WV,234 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV.234

                             vii.    JOHN WALDO WEST b. Jun-28-1817 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,234,17 d. May-18-1829 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,234,17 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV,17,234,235. Named for the Reverend John Waldo, an early minister of the Broad Run Baptist Church.[239]

                             viii.   DEBORAH WEST b. Aug-21-1821,17,[240] d. Mar-19-1909 in Harrison Co, WV,234,17 buried in Sinclair Cemetery, Upper Duck Crk Rd, Harrison Co, WV,17,234,235 census 1900 in Grant District, Harrison Co, WV,234 never married.

 

136.    Hugh Gaston, also known as Hughy Gaston, also known as Hugh Gaskin,[241] (72.John5, 21.John4, 6.Hugh3, 3.John2, 1.Jean1), b. Jun- 5-1788 in New Jersey,[242] d. Jul-26-1888 in Lewis Co, WV,[243] buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,17 census 1870, 1880 in Lewis Co, WV, census 1840, 50, 60 in Lewis Co, (W)VA, census 1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.  Death notice in the "Republican" newspaper of Saturday, July 28 1888:

            "HUGHY GASTON  One of our centenarians, aged 100 years, 1 month and 20 days, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of his son-in-law, John S. Butcher.  By request he was interred on his farm."

           

            1830 Census, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

            Household of Hugh Gaston:

            1 male, age 40-50  (this would be Hugh)

            1 male, age 15-20  (probably Daniel)

            1 male, age 10-15  (probably Eli)

            1 male, age 5-10

            1 female, age 40-50  (this would be Susannah)

            1 female, age 15-20  (probably Anna)

           

            1840 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

            Household of Hugh Gasting (sic):

            1 male, age 50-60

            1 female, age 30-40

            1 female, age 10-15

            1 female, under age 5

           

            1850 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Oct 3 1850:

            Hugh Gaston, 62, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 48, b. Virginia; Henry H. Gaston, 9, b. Virginia; Credilla Gaston, 11, b. Virginia; Amanda Washburn, 24, b. Virginia.

           

            1860 Census, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia):

            Hugh Gaston, 72, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 58, b. Virginia; Henry H. Gaston, 18, b. Virginia; Amanda S. Washburn, 34, b. Virginia; Marion H. Gaston, 8.

           

            1870 Census, Lewis County, WV:

            Hugh Gaston, 81, farmer, b. New Jersey; Elizabeth Gaston, 67, b. Virginia; Marion Gaston, 17, farm laborer, b. Virginia; Amanda Washburn, 43, b. Ohio, cannot write.

           

            1880 Census, Lewis County, WV (Freeman's Creek), enumerated on Jun 2 1880:

            Hugh Gaston, 91, farmer, b. New Jersey, both parents b. New Jersey; wife Elizabeth Gaston, 77, b. Virginia, both parents b. Virginia; step-daughter A. Washburn, 53, b. Ohio, both parents b. Virginia.   He married (1) Susana Jett, Dec-12-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA,241 b. btwn 1780 - 1790,[244] d. May- 1-184_,[245] census 1830 in Harrison Co, (W)VA, marriage bond Dec- 7-1811 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.[246]

           

            Susana: No record of the parentage or other information of Susana Jett has been found.

           

            In Book 2, p. 388, of Harrison County Marriage Bonds is a record of a bond of $150 being paid by Hugh Gaston and James Coberly (spelling may be Cubberly) in connection with the marriage of Hugh Gaston and "Susana Jett of full age."  It is unknown what relationship existed between James Coberly and Susana Jett; we have found only that a James Coberly (b. 1779) and wife Letitia "Tisha" Jett (b. 1783) were residents of Harrison/Gilmer Co in that time period.

           

            A W. Guy Tetrick family information survey completed by great-grandson Ira Dow Gaston in 1931stated that his grandparents were Hugh Gaston, born 1788, died July 5 1888, and Susana Jett, born "unknown," daughter of "unknown," they were married in 1811, and she died May 1 1849.  The reported death date is considered suspect,, since husband Hugh Gaston is known to have remarried on June 1 1848.

           

            He married (2) Elizabeth King, Jun-1-1848 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[247] b. 1801,46,[248] d. Sep-16-1885 in Lewis Co, WV,[249] buried in Gaston-Henry-Queen Cemetery, Sassafras Run, Camden, Lewis Co, WV,17 census 1860, 70, 80 in Lewis Co, (W)VA,[250],[251],[252] resided 1835 in Ross Co, OH.

           

            Elizabeth: Elizabeth King's first husband was Isaac Washburn, who she married in Kentucky in about 1819.  In the 1880 Census of Lewis County, the household of Elizabeth and second husband Hugh Gaston includes Elizabeth's daughter Amanda Washburn.  Amanda is also buried in the Gaston-Henry cemetery, sharing a common headstone with her mother and stepfather.  Her name appears on the headstone as Amanda S. Washburn, dates 1825-1901.239              

           

                                      Children by Susana Jett:

                248.     i.       JOHN HUGH GASTON b. Jul-17-1812.

                             ii.      JAMES GASTON245 b. Jul-17-1812 in Harrison Co, (W)VA.[253]

                             iii.     ANNA M. GASTON b. Jan- 3-1814,156 d. Jul-30-1892 at Grove, Doddridge Co, WV,[254] buried in Gaston Family Cemetery, Upper Run, Summers, Doddridge Co WV,[255] cause of death lagrippe (influenza),255 never married.255  Resided with her brother Daniel and his family, according to the censuses of 1850, 1860 and 1880.

                249.     iv.     DANIEL H. GASTON b. Jun-27-1816.

                250.     v.      ELI MORRIS GASTON b. Aug- 3-1822.

                             vi.     WILLIAM GASTON[256]

                             vii.    GRANVILLE GASTON