Nicholas Gassaway Sr.
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Nicholas Gassaway Sr. (1697 - 1757)

Nicholas Gassaway Sr.
Born in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Jun 1719 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married after 1736 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1748 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Colonymap
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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[2]

Spouse #2:

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)

Spouse #3

Rachel (Howard) Gassaway b. abt. 1720 m. 1757 / 1761
Rachel Gassaway b. abt. 1748


Heirs enumerated in Nicholas Gassaway Will:

1. Deceased daughter Anne Gassaway children, heirs Samuel Pierpoint, 2. daughter Elizabeth Sellman 3. daughter Susannah Mansell 4. son Nicholas Gassaway II 5. Thomas Gassaway 6. James Gassaway 7. Hannah Porter 8. Mary Gassaway 9. Lucy Nicholson 10. Sarah Gassaway 11. Rachel GAssaway 12. Benjamin Gassaway (under 21) 13. Richard Gassaway (under 21) 14. Robert Gassaway (under 21)

Beloved WIFE Rachel (HOWARD)Gassaway.[3][4]

Note: Will of Nicholas Gassaway[5]
Note: G2[6]


Place: Anne Arundal, Maryland, USA


  1. [ Family Search Profile
  2. Maryland, Compiled Marriage Index, 1634-1777
  3. Internet Archive. ""The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland..." Joshua Dorsey Warfield, Balitmore,MD: 1905, pp. 380-381, Image 380 of 543. "Nicholas Gassaway (of John) will 1757." Internet Archive, Accessed 25 June 2020.
  4. Nicholas Gassaway Will
  5. Ancestry Family Tree document
  6. Ancetry Family Tree image

See also:

  • Maryland, Compiled Marriage Index, 1634-1777
  • 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
  • Emison, Jr., James Wade. Emison Families, revised: Origin and History of the Kentucky Emisons, with partial genealogies and notes on the Emisons of Virginia, Tennessee, Long Island, Massachusetts, with the following collateral families, Baird, Holmes, Clark, Love, Posey-Wade, Allen, Dunning, Ruby, Reiley, Rabb, Braun, James, Chalke, Weaver, Sinclair, Blackburn, Buckley, Randall, Chew, Browne, Porter, Shipley, Mansell, Gassaway, Sheperd, Montague-Johnson-Straughn-Haynie-Grimes, Dutton, Gee, Barr, Simpson, McCord, Hogue, Patterson-Cullop, Scott, McClellan, Brevoort, Mantle, McFarland, McClure, Barkley, Snell, Briscoe, Mitchell, McHatton, Hoopes, (Shipley Family, pp. 262-263, Images 271-272 of 369, with sources; Gassaway Family, p. 265, Image 274 of 369), Vincennes, Indiana: by Author, ca 1947., FHL Repository, Book Call No. 929.273 Em48e 1954, FHL Digitized Version, Accessed 16 Oct 2019.
  • Rutherford, William Kenneth, and Anna Clay Zimmerman Rutherford. Genealogical History of the Gassaway Family. by Authors, 1990, p. 40 (Nicholas Gassaway, son of Benjamin and Ruth Gassaway, with some listed children, Gassaway ancestry), FHL respository, FHL Film #1033804(6), FHL Digitized Film #7953227. Accessed 24 Oct 2017.

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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.

posted by Robert Ricketts
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. :-) )

Rejected matches › Nicholas Gassaway II (aft.1719-)

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