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John Gaither III (abt. 1677 - 1739)

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Captain John Gaither III
Born about in Abington, Anne Arundel Co., Province of Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 21 Aug 1701 in Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married 20 Aug 1719 in Anne Arundel County, Province of Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Abington, Anne Arundel Co., Province of Marylandmap
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Biography

John Gaither III was a US Southern Colonist.


Name

John Gaither [1]

He is sometimes erroneously shown in genealogies as John Gaither, IV [2]

John Gaither Jr.[3]

1677 Birth and Parentgage

John Gaither was born January 15, 1667/8 at "Abington" which lay between the Severn and South Rivers. He was the son of John and Ruth Gaither. [1][4]

John Gaither was born 15 Jan 1678, Abington, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.

John Gaither was the oldest of at least eight children born to John and Ruth Gaither of South River, Anne Arundel Co MD, [2] John Gaither's mother's maiden name is not known. Newman and others have believed that Ruth was born Ruth Morley, but this has been disproved.

Public Service

John Gaither contributed liberally to the defense of the settlers against Indian invastions. [5]

1699 Land

He was already in possession of 148 acres when on August 26, 1699, he negotiated a resurvey which brought his tract up to 1091 acres. [1]

1701 Marriage to Jane Buck

On August 21, 1701, at All Hallows Parish, John Gaither married Jane, daughter of John and Catherine Buck. [6] Although a marriage record has not yet been located, Warfield mentions Jane Buck on Pgs 108 & 425. As well, "Genealogy of the Welsh and Hyatt Families" mentions Jane marrying John Gaither on Pg 200. [2]

Jane's father John Buck had died intestate in 1686; his widow, who is believed to have been born an Acton, married secondly Theophilus Kitten. [1].

Jane would thus have been born before 1686 and older than 15 at her marriage in 1701.

Jane Buck died in 1716 at Abington, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. [7]

1702 Land

At the settlement of his father's estate after 1702, the court awarded John Gaither as the eldest son the parental dwelling and plantation. [1]

1719 Second Marriage to Elizabeth Duvall

Jane, his first wife, died in 1716. After a year of widowhood, John Gaither courted and married Elizabeth, the young widow of Benjamin Warfield. Elizabeth was born in 1687, the daughter of Captain John Duval and Elizabeth Jones his wife. Her first husband had died in 1716 and left her a widow with two small children. Joshua and Elizabeth, and a comfortable estate. [1]

John secondly married Elizabeth Duvall, widow of Warfield, on 20 Aug 1719 in Anne Arundel Co MD.[2]

Elizabeth Duvall was born 4 Aug 1687 and married 20 Aug 1719 [7]

By a second marriage, to Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Warfield, he had John, Edward and Samuel Gaither. These inherited and located upon Left Out, near Dayton, Howard County.[7]

"John Gater, 20 Aug. 1719, Elizabeth Warfield, widow" [8]

He married on 20 Aug 1719 at St. Anne's Church, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. [9]

1733 Land

Land Acquisition 9 Jan 1733 Howard County, Maryland by purchase from John Howard a portion of "Left Out" Ruth Howard, the wife of John, acknowledged the transfer.[1]

Community

John Gaither was quite prominent in the community. He was a one-time overseer of the highways and was a constable.

1739 Death and Burial

John Gaither died in 1739 at the age of 61 years. [1]

Died 4 May-20 Jun 1739 Anne Arundel County, Maryland [7][10]

His estate was probated on 4 Dec 1739 Anne Arundel County, Maryland [8][7]

The inventory of his personal estate, appraised at £358/10/6, was filed on December 4, 1739 by his executrix, Elizabeth Gaither. His sons Benjamin and Edward Gaither signed the papers as the kinsmen.[1]

Alexander, Benjamin, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua, and Rezin according to his will were bequeathed equal portions of "Abington", the original grant to their grandfather. John, Edward, and Samuel were devised the tract known as "Left Out", containing 252½ acres in the western portion of Anne Arundel County which ultimately became Howard County.[7]

From his Father John’s 1739 Will, Samuel and brothers John and Edward inherited, and divided equally, 252-1/2 acres of “Left Out,” in Ann Arundel County, now Howard County, Maryland. On October 19, 1747, Samuel patented 50 acres, adjoining Left Out, which he named “Gaither’s Chance”. Samuel then expanded Gaither’s Chance in 1762 by an additional 50 acres. [11]

He died 1739 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland[2]

He was buried at All Hallows Church Cemetery, Birdsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland [2]

There is a memorial in All Hallows Church Cemetery, Birdsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. [12]

John Gaither died 4 May 1739 in Abington, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. [13]

John Gaither's will was probated 4 May 1739. [13]

He was buried in Birdsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. [3]

Children

Children of John Gaither and Jane Buck

The children of John Gaither and Jane Buck would have been born 1701-1716

  1. Charles Gaither, b. Abington, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1702, died 1702, child of John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2]. Born and died in 1702 [1] Warfield, Anne Arundel Gentry. </ref>
  2. Edward Gaither, child of John Gaither and Jane Buck, baptized Mar 2, 1713, died young. [1]
  3. Rebecca Gaither, baptized 2 Mar 1713, died unmarried. [1]
  4. Alexander Gaither, b. Abington, Anne Arundel Co, MD, child of John Warfield and Jane Buck, m. Sarah Wells. .[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14] d. Bef 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. [1]
  5. Benjamin Gaither, b. 1712, Abington, Anne Arundel Co, MD, baptized Mar 2, 1713, [1], child of John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14] d. 1793, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age 81 years) [1]
  6. Joseph Gaither, baptized 2 Mar 1713, child of John Gaither and Jane Buck, born 'Abington', Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. young [1]
  7. Rachel Gaither, baptized . 2 Mar 1713, child of John Gaither and Jane Buck, married William Pickett. [1] d. date unknown
  8. Richard Gaither, b. Dec 25, 1714, Abington, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; child of John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14] married Martha. [1] d. before 1770. [2]

Children of John Gaither, Mother Uncertain

  1. David Gaither, baptized 20 Mar 1718, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, d. 1751 (Age ~ 32 years) [1] child of John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14]
  2. Amos Gaither, child of John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14] Newman says a child of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duval, baptized July 10, 1720, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. Could the baptism have been delayed several years? [1] d. Abt 1790, 'Abington', Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age ~ 69 years)[7]

Children of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duvall

Children of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duvall would have been born after 1717. However, many of the children's dates are estimation, and some reflect some controversy as to who the mother was.

  1. Samuel Gaither, baptized 7 Apr 1717, d. date unknown [1] By a second marriage, to Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Warfield, he had John, Edward and Samuel Gaither. These inherited and located upon Left Out near Dayton, Howard County. [5] From the All Hallows Parish Register, we know that Samuel Gaither was baptized April 7, 1717, Ann Arundel County, Maryland, son of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. [11]
  2. Ruth Gaither, child of John Gaither and Elizabeth (Duvall) Warfield. [2]b. 15 Nov 1721, 'Abington', Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Twin of Mary. d. 1790 (Age 68 years). She m. Robert Davis.
  3. Mary Gaither, Twin of Ruth. child of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duvall Warfield. [2] (1724-1772)]] (twin), Baptized 4 Oct 1724, m. Warfield. [1]
  4. Joshua Gaither, b. 1726, 'Abington', Anne Arundel County, Maryland, #Joshua Gaither II (b: 1726), child of John Gaither and Elizabeth (Duvall) Warfield. [2] m. Sarah Jacob. However, Warfield shows as a child of John Gaither and Jane Buck: Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14]
  5. Rezin Gaither, child of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duval [2] or John Gaither and Jane Buck.[2] Benjamin, Alexander, Richard, David, Amos, Joshua and Rezin were named by Warfield in Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as a child of John and Jane (Buck) Gaither. all inheriting "Abington."" [14] m. Sarah Yieldhall.
  6. John Gaither, b. 'Abington', Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 1751, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. A birth year of 1720 is suggested on the profile. child of John Gaither and Elizabeth (Duvall) Warfield. [2]By a second marriage, to Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Warfield, he had John, Edward and Samuel Gaither. These inherited and located upon Left Out near Dayton, Howard County. [5]
  7. Edward Gaither, child of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duval, born after their marriage in 1717. [1] [2]By a second marriage, to Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Warfield, John Gaither had John, Edward and Samuel Gaither. These inherited and located upon Left Out near Dayton, Howard County. [5]
  8. Elizabeth Gaither, or Elizabeth Gaither. Daughter of John Gaither and Elizabeth Duval,. Also shown as a child is [2] m Profile currently shows 1725 as birthyear.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 Harry Wright Newman. Anne Arundel Gentry: A Genealogical History of Twenty-two Pioneers of Anne Arundel County, MD., and Their Descendants. Maryland Pioneer Series, 1933. Reprinted to order, Apple Manor Press, 2009. John Gaither and His Descdendants, , p. 357-358
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Find A Grave: Memorial #57730091, Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter, Originally Created by: P Fazzini; Record added: Aug 26, 2010. Accessed April 9, 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Will books; Author: Maryland. Prerogative Court; Probate Place: All Counties, Maryland
  4. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z2-GZX : 10 March 2018), John Gather in entry for John Gather, 15 Jan 1677; citing Anne Arundel County, Maryland; FHL microfilm 13,279.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 J. D. Warfield. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1973. p. 108
  6. F. Edward Wright, Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications. No date. p. 13
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 "If the Legends are True." Palm Springs Bum. John Gaither. http://www.palmspringsbum.org/genealogy/getperson.php?&personID=I32999 Accessed November 26, 2015
  8. Maryland Marriage Records 1634-1777, 4-AA-409, Pg 67
  9. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  10. Fredric Z. Saunders, Fredric Z. Saunders, (Midvale, Utah: fzsaund@ix.netcom.com, 18 Nov 2006), Genealogy of Gaither Family of Virginia to Maryland to North Carolina
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Chance Encounter with Gaither's Chance. Society of John Gaither Descendants. Citing Gaither cousin Larry Campbell, and the fabulous “Disk” of hundreds of Gaither documents that he scanned for our use. Much of that material is from the genealogical files of Mel and Peggy Gaither. http://johngaither.org/a-chance-encounter-with-gaithers-chance/. Accessed Dec 29, 2016
  12. Find A Grave: Memorial #57730091
  13. 13.0 13.1 Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1604-1878 Maryland. Prerogative Court; Probate Place: All Counties, Maryland Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 "Founders of Anne Arundel & Howard Cos MD", by Joshua Dorsey Warfield, Pg 108, cited by Find A Grave Memorial# 57730091, Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter, Originally Created by: P Fazzini; Record added: Aug 26, 2010 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57730091. Accessed April 9, 2016
  • Ancestral Colonial Families, by Luther W. Welsh, (Independence, Missouri: Lambert Moon Print Company, 1928, 213 pages), page 200
  • Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, J. D. Warfield, (Baltimore, Maryland: Kohn & Pollock, 1905, 601 pages), page 108
  • Ancestral Colonial Families, by Luther W. Welsh, (Independence, Missouri: Lambert Moon Print Company, 1928, 213 pages), page 206
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  • Anne Arundel Gentry, Harry Wright Newman, (Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Pioneer Series, 1933), page 355, 357, 358


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On 4 Sep 2019 at 18:12 GMT Jack Day wrote:

Milton, I'm glad you asked. <ref name="newman357"/> is a source citation and indicates that the immediately preceding material -- fact or sentence -- comes from Harry Wright Newman's work. Under sources, below, you will see that Newman has been cited 22 times. Inline citation is extremely important so that you know where each fact came from. Please do not delete any of these.

On 13 Aug 2017 at 14:35 GMT Seely (Kenny) Foley wrote:

Gaither-493 and Gaither-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and same death year

On 23 Mar 2016 at 07:05 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Ok Gaither family I'm going to join the family to let everyone together see how this should go I'm new at all this but want to stay in touch on everthing so I being new at being connected to to Gaither /Hyatt family I'm just interested in my John Gaither -271 and who it needs to merge with ,Thanks

On 23 Mar 2016 at 07:04 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Ok Gaither family I'm going to join the family to let everyone together see how this should go I'm new at all this but want to stay in touch on everthing so I being new at being connected to to Gaither /Hyatt family I'm just interested in my John Gaither -271 and who it needs to merge with ,Thanks

On 23 Mar 2016 at 02:12 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Gaither-271 and Gaither-4 appear to represent the same person because: The wife is the same and it lines up with all my research i can change my date if that will help us merge these are the same people I would like to merge these so I can keep adding to the tree Please contact me on this i have been working on this for quite some time let me know if you are still managing Gaither-4 and Thanks


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