Nathan Gann MD

Nathan Wilson Gann MD (1820 - 1895)

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Dr Nathan Wilson Gann MD
Born in Gann Spring, Hardin, Tennesseemap
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Died in Lufkin, Angelina Co., Texasmap
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Nathan was born in 1820. Nathan Gann ... He passed away in 1895. [1]

Nathan Wilson Gann, born May 21, 1820, Hardin County, Tennessee, was about 15 years of age when he arrived in Texas with his parents, William and Ruth Ann Delaney, from Tennessee. He applied and received land in 1841, after proving according to law, that he had arrived in the Province of Texas on March 1, 1836, and settled in Nacogdoches County, he received #647 for 320 acres. And on July 7, 1841 he married Aletha Jane Aldredge, daughter of John and Jane (Harvey) Aldredge at Nacogdoches. The Aldredges had arrived in Texas in 1833, John was a native of Columbia County, Georgia, and his wife, Jane Harvey was a native of South Carolina.

On 3rd March 1845, Nathan Wilson Gann received a grant from the Board of Land Commissioners title #298, known as survey #7, he was living here adjoining the Town of Marion when it was named the County Seat of the newly formed County of Angelina in 1846. He had read medicine and received a certificate to practice, in 1845 in Nacogdoches County. When Angelina was formed he was the first Physician at Marion. Several friends that knew him were pleased to tell me what a good Physician and a fine man he was. One I loved myself, and she enjoyed talking about the years when she was a child, and her parents were next door neighbors of Dr. and Mrs. Gann, she was chatting about early history of people and mentioned Dr. Gann, and said he was a very dear man, and spoke of his last years, after he had retired, how one could clock the time of day by his movements, and especially late afternoon, just before five o'clock, he would take his seat in his favorite rocker on the porch, and very shortly, his grandson who was living with them would arrive from his day reading law in Judge O'Quins office, and would shake hands with his grandfather then hand him his mail. This was especially interesting to me because this grandson was to become my father, Nathan Dawson Wright, (known affectionately as Nat).

Nathan Gann served his Country, as a Loyal citizen, and was present when Angelina was formed out of Nacogdoches, and held its election in 1846. He was elected Constable, Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, Road Overseer, and was Postmaster, he was serving as Constable in Ewing Beat having been elected in September, 1845 prior to formation of Angelina County.

He was a Methodist and served his Church devotedly, and was listed in Plann of The Homer Circuit active list in 1865. Also a member of the Masonic Lodge #254, Homer, Texas and was Junior Warden in 1860.

He had a large farm in the western part of the County, as well as land owner in several parts of the County. He owned the property where the Gann Cem. is located on Hwy 69 North of Lufkin near Clawson. Also he owned the land where the White House Cemetery is located on White House Drive in Lufkin. He moved from Homer to Lufkin, when the County Seat was moved, his home was on the corner of Abney and Sayers Streets. He was Postmaster at Lufkin, from 1890 till 1893, when he retired due to ill health, and died from an appendectomy on September 22, 1895, and was buried at Naraway Cemetery, in the community near his farm, west of Lufkin.

Nathan W. and his wife Aletha Jane (Aldredge) Gann had ten children:

(1)James Delaney Gann, born 1843, was a lawyer, also served as County Clerk at Homer, in 1868, married Miss Ella Granbury, was active in the Presbyterian Church, and was a charter member in the Church at Lufkin. He later went to Arizona, and died there in 1926, and buried at Mesa. He has grandchildren here.

(2)Nathan Aldredge Gann, born in 1845, left Angelina County as a young man, and married Miss Jane Parish in Cass County, she died there he married (2) Miss Mary Mays, they lived at Buda, Hays County, Texas. I had the pleasure of meeting this dear man in 1923. He was nearly blind but very alert. It was almost dark when we arrived in Buda, and my father, Nathan D. Wright had seen his Uncle Nathan in 30 odd years, but we drove to his home right in town of Buda. My father called out "Is this the home of Nathan Gann?" He replied, "It is Nat Wright get down and come in." Being nearly blind he had to recognize the voice of his nephew. It was a beautiful reunion for those two and a happy occasion for all of us. He died the next year 1924, and is buried at Barton Cemetery, Buda, Texas. Mary Mays went to Austin to live and is buried there.

(3)John Wesley Gann, was born in Angelina County, married Miss Winnie Holly, they had three children and I know of: Janes, deceased, John, who lives in Austin, and Mae, who married Jim Stephens, and she lives in the Naraway community. Her father, was an M.D., both he and his wife are buried in Naraway Cemetery.

(4)Sam Houston Gann, married Miss Susan Trevathan, they lived west of Lufkin, had a nice family, their eldest was W.D. Gann, a noted Broker, Wall Street, N.Y. and Miami, Florida. He was very special to me all my life. Riley, he was sorta special, and his famous Rockers were extra special, he had such a nice family, that I grew up with. Eli, was an Engineer on the H.E.W.T., he was very kind and never came in blasting his whistles, but took precaution at railroad crossings by slowing his speed, old timers used to say Eli Gann is passing through. Ross, to me was a Fisherman. I always thought of "Peter the Rock" the Big Fisherman, Ross was a kind and gentle man. I enjoyed talking History with him. Minnie, married a Mr. Barrett and lived in Nacogdoches, they had a son that lived in Houston. Edna, I knew her best, and loved her, she was married to Otto Dunn, they had four children, Albert Morris, Percy, Catherine and Lois.

(5)George W. Gann, married Catherine Wideman, lived in Lufkin Land Addition, and he worked at Lufkin Land Lumber Company. As he was crossing over the fence at the Mill, on a stormy day in July 1918, he was struck by lightning and killed. They also had a nice family, Leah, Georgia, Florence, Winnie, Ruby, Nat Delbert and Nathan.

The daughters of Nathan W. and Aletha Jane Gann were:

(1)Sarah Jane, married C.C. Wright.

(2)Frances Ann (Fannie) married Thomas J. Dunn, they are buried at Largent Cemetery, Bethlehem community, west of Lufkin. They had the following children: Flora, Harold, Edith, Caskey, Claude, Douglas, Willie, and Elizabeth.

(3)Aletha Ruth, married Harmon Tiller, they inherited the Nathan W. Gann farm, after his death. Aletha Jane made her home with them at the farm, she died May 16, 1901, and is buried at Naraway Cemetery, beside her husband, the Tillers are also buried there. The Tillers had three children that I know of: Dan, Georgia and Fleater.

(4)Mary Louise Gann, died infancy.

(5)Mary Lee Gann married Henry Thompson, they moved to Buda, he died there in 1906 and is buried at Barton Cemetery. His wife lived in Austin and is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin. among their children: Bessie, Etta, Wilson Nathan, Aletha, and Gladys. by Mrs. L.T. Jordan [2]

Birth: May 21, 1820 Hardin County Tennessee, USA Death: Sep. 22, 1895 Angelina County Texas, USA

Family links: Parents: William Gann (1796 - 1872)

Spouse: Aletha Jane Aldredge Gann (1825 - 1901)*

Children: Sarah Jane Gann Wright (1847 - 1901)* John Wesley Gann (1850 - 1916)* Frances Ann Gann Dunn (1855 - 1919)* Sam Houston Gann (1858 - 1915)* George William Gann (1865 - 1918)*

Siblings: John Delaney Gann (1818 - 1864)* Nathan Wilson Gann (1820 - 1895) Lucinda Gann Ligon (1821 - 1901)* William Jackson Gann (1823 - 1920)* Ruth Ann Gann Evans (1826 - ____)* Sarah Jane Gann Coker (1831 - 1870)* George Washington Gann (1836 - 1923)*

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Note: husband of Aletha Jane Aldredge

Burial: Narrow Way Cemetery Granville Angelina County Texas, USA [2]

Latitude, Longitude: 31.39522, -94.52302 Marion Ferry Park

Marion Ferry Park is located on the west shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Angelina County. The park contains one boat launch ramp with four launching lanes. The park contains no other developed facilities. CAMPING IS PROHIBITED IN THIS AREA. The parking area will accommodate approximately twenty vehicles with boat trailers. The nearest Corps operated park with developed camping facilities is Hanks Creek Park.

A Texas State Historical Monument marking the site of the town of Marion, the first County seat of Angelina County, is located in Marion Ferry Park.

There is NO CHARGE for boat launching at Marion Ferry Park . [3]


  1. Entered by Jabe Fincher, Nov 10, 2012
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 5926069
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On 6 Aug 2014 at 15:30 GMT Heidi (Phillips) Nead wrote:

I came across this looking for info for a Dunn who married a Gann. This is beautiful

On 11 Jul 2014 at 15:21 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:

I cleaned up the profile and added a picture of a historical marker where Dr Nathan Gann once lived near. Hope it looks alright.

On 8 Jul 2014 at 21:52 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:

Aldredge-9 and Gann-139 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person.

On 7 Jul 2014 at 20:19 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:

Gann-474 and Gann-139 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person

Rejected matches › Aletha Jane Aldredge (1825-1901)

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