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Nicholas Gassaway Sr. (1697 - 1757)

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Nicholas Gassaway Sr.
Born in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
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Nicholas Gassaway

Birth: 6 February 1697 in Anne Arundel, County, MD
Death: 21 Feb 1757 Anne Arundel, County, MD[1]


John Gassaway
Elizabeth Lawrence

Spouse #1:

Elizabeth HAWKINS ( 1700 - 1736) m. 2 June 1719

Spouse #2:

Sarah SHIPLEY (1698)

Spouse #3

Rachel HOWARD (1720) m. 1757 / 1761

Spouse #4 and Children:

Sarah Shipley (B. 3 june 1721) M. 1740/1741
Benjamin GASSAWAY (1740 - 15 May 1793)
Sarah GASSAWAY (b. 1742)
Richard GASSAWAY (b.1744 - 1801)
Robert GASSAWAY (1746)


Note: Will of Nicholas Gassaway[2]
Note: G2[3]


Place: Anne Arundal, Maryland, USA


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See also:

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Maryland Census, 1772-1890; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  • Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott : of Poplar Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data - Shirk, Ida Morrison Murphy,. Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott : of Poplar Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Baltimore: Day Print. Co., 1. Includes index. Record ID Number: MH:S117
His will of 1757 records: "I Nicholas Gassaway of Queen Caroline Parish, give to my deceased daughter Ann Pierpont's heirs, Samuel Pierpont; to my daughter Susannah Mansill; to my son Nicholas, each one shilling: I bequeath to my three sons, Benjamin Richard and Robert Gassaway, all my tract called 'Talbotts Resolution Manor.' I appoint my wife, Rachel Gassaway, executrix, and to her and children, Thomas and James Gassaway, Hannah Porter, Mary Gassaway and Lucy Nicholson, Benjamin, Sarah, Richard, Robert, Rachel Gassaway, I give my personal estate."
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Consolidated Edition; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
  • Rice, Millard Milburn. This Was the Life, Excerpts from the Judgment Records of Frederick County, Maryland, 1748-1765; Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2

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On 9 Feb 2018 at 16:40 GMT Robert Ricketts wrote:

Since we don't know middle names it may be improper to refer to as SR ... see I'm wondering why these two haven't been merged. Birthdate is 1696 - see below. Citing this Record

"Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Nicholas Gassoway, 06 Feb 1696; citing Anne Arundel County, Maryland; FHL microfilm 13,279.

On 19 Oct 2013 at 19:51 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

The spouses of Nicholas Gassaway need to be reviewed - I doubt that he married 2 Sarah Shipleys, and it's unlikely he would have had 4 wives. (Not impossible, though. :-) )

Nicholas is 16 degrees from Geoffrey Chaucer, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 17 degrees from Michelle Ladner and 12 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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