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@NI4452@ NOTEMississippi, Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedia Form, Dunbar, Rowland, LL D, Vol. III copyright 1907
Gassaway, S. A., M. D., of New Albany, is one of the leading physicians and surgeons of Union county, where he controls a large practice. He was born in that portion of Tippah county which is now included in Union county, the year of his nativity having been 1838. He is a son of Daniel and Margaret (Hallum) Gassaway, both of whom were born and reared in Pendleton district, S. C.. whence they removed to Tippah county, Miss., in 1837, the father becoming one of the successful planters of this section of the State, where both he and his wife passed the remainder of their lives. Daniel Gassaway was born in 1796, and was a son of James Gassaway, who died in 1800, at the age of sixty-six years. The latter's father came from England to America and settled on the Potomac river. Dr. Gassaway secured his educational training in the schools of his native county, and was there identified with the plantation industry up to the time of the Civil War, at whose outbreak he was twenty-two years of age. Early in 1861 he entered the Confederate military service, enlisting in the Twenty-third Mississippi infantry, in which he was made sergeant-major. In 1862 he was promoted adjutant, in which office he continued to serve until the close of the war. His command became a part of the Army of Mississippi, with which it took part in the various engagements in which that army was involved, later being assigned to the Army of Tennessee, with which it participated in many notable battles. Dr. Gassaway was twice taken prisoner - first at Fort Donelson and later near Nashville. He has an abiding interest in his old comrades in arms and is commander of the New Albany camp of the United Confederate Veterans. After the close of the war Dr. Gassaway took up the study of medicine in the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky., and in 1873 began the practice of his profession. He established himself in practice in Union county and continued to reside on his fine plantation until 1894, when he took up his residence in New Albany, from which thriving little city he has since attended to his extensive professional business, which extends throughout the county. He is health officer of the county and has been member of the board of aldermen of New Albany for the past six years. He is a stalwart supporter of the cause of the Democratic party, and served many years as chairman of its executive committee for Union county. He takes a deep interest in the party work but has never sought official preferment. In 1866 Dr. Gassaway was married to Miss Amanda Collins, daughter of Elijah and Eliza (Miller) Collins honored residents of Union county, whither the former came from Alabama when young, his father having been a pioneer of this section of Mississippi. To Dr. and Mrs. Gassaway have been born seven children: Ella, who died in 1904, was the wife of J. E Coltharp, a merchant of Myrtle; Leannora is the wife of S. C. McBride who is a successful planter of Union county; H. A. is engaged in the practice of law in New Albany; Cora is deceased; Dr. T. B. is engaged in the practice of medicine, near Covington, Tenn., and Margaret and Mary remain at the parental home. Dr. Gassaway's wife died in 1899.
Abbreviation: UNION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI CEMETERY RECORDS
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel Augustus by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Samuel Augustus: