Who are the parents of John Gaston born 1 Aug 1809 In Antrim, Ireland

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in Genealogy Help by Judy Gaston G2G Rookie (280 points)

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I'm unaware of a John Gaston born 1809. My direct ancestor is Justice John Gaston born in Ireland but came to America as a young man. Married in Pennsylvania where all but one of his children was born. Became Justice to the crown and moved to South Carolina about 1762. His son John born in 1745 married Janet Knox and their daughter Ester Gaston married a cousin Samuel Gaston the son of William Gaston and Mary McClure. Samuel and William were friends as well as relatives. They married in South Carolina but moved to Notherwest Territory about 1806 when Esters father died. They took Janet with them. The area was known as the Indiana Territory until it was divided into states. Later it was known as Marion County, Illinois.
So many named their sons John I can't say which one had a son John born in 1809. I do know that the Revolutionary War families were all born in the U.S. in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Joseph Gaston of New Jersey is a relative of Justice John, he could be a brother since I read in a book that Joseph's son refers to Justice John as an Uncle. This information is in a book.

This is the information I've collected on Joseph's family.

An older Joseph Gaston was a possible Brother of Justice John.

From the Rockaway Record November 12, 1903 By Percy Grayon. Subject LT. Col. Robert Gaston

His father Joseph Gaston moved his family to America about 1720 (or 1730) settling in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey. Joseph was of Scotish parentage but nothing is known of the family in Scotland.  They chose to settle near the Old Scot's Church organized by Walter Ker in 1692. His will dated March 31, 1777 mentions wife Margaret and Children Margaret, John, Robert, Martha, Priscilla, and a daughter who married David Chambers.

Roberts sister Margaret Gaston Married Alexander Kirkpatrick, of Mine Brook, New Jersey and removed to Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Children Alexander, Jennie, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Anna, and Hannah.

John Gaston born Nov 10, 1730, married Elizabeth Ker 1758, daughter of Willis and Catharine Ker, grand daughter of Walter Ker founder of the Tennant Church near Freehold. He removed to Pluckamin, and died there Oct 3, 1776. His wife Elizabeth was born 1738, died May 6, 1765, he married second, Sarah Ogden. Children Catherine, born 1759 died 1762; William Born 1761, died 1809; Joseph born 1763 died 1796; John, Stephen, Elizabeth, died Sept 5, 1851; Issac born 1773, married Anna Hedges and settled near Morristown, NJ, and Margaret.

Robert, the subject of this account, born Jan 23, 1732 in Freehold NJ. married Roseanna Cooper, daughter of Daniel Cand Grace Runyon Cooper, of Piscataway, NJ born May 15, 1762, removed to Bernard township, Somerset, New Jersey, about 1770 moved to Rockaway NJ, and thence to Somerset NJ, and from thence, in 1792 to Northumberland PA, whence he died.  His wife was born in 1742 and died 1817. Children Joseph 1766 died 1831, Margaret born 1768 died 1807,Mary 1770 at rockaway, Daniel 1773, anna 1774, George W. 1777, John 1780 at Bedminster NJ.

(Joseph Gaston, born 1738-39 died 1803, served as paymaster of New Jersey Militia from Somerset and Sussex Counties, removed to Hardwick township, Sussex, NJ about1783 married Margaret Linn, daughter of Joseph and Martha Kirkpatrick Linn. Children Margaret married Rev. John Boyd, Martha married Dr. Elijah Everitt, both of Sussex.

Martha m Mr. Patterson. Priscilla Gaston m in 1771, David McCain. Daughter name unknown David Chambers.)
More information can be found in the Sumter Papers from the Revolutionary War. It shows a close relationship between the Ker family and the Gaston line.
by Sydna Taylor G2G1 (1.5k points)
I believe William Gaston (aka John Jean of Scotland) 1680-1770 is the father or Justice John 1703 - 1783
From what I've found over the years William could be with a wife named O. Lemmon but they remained in Scotland. Three brothers arrived one went to Mass. one New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania. Justice John had a brother Hugh back in Scotland that was a minister, Alexander Gaston, a Doctor died in North Carolina. Note: John Jr. was a Surgeon and remained with Gen. Sumter after the war for awhile. All this information was found in the Rev. War Record.
Two sons that remained in Scotland attended Edinburgh University, Hugh became a minister and Alexander became a Doctor.

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