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Posted by: Rev Charles Gaskins (ID *****0145) Date: April 15, 2009 at 09:22:35
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Charles Robert Gaskins
       Here is hopefully some useful information. Some I did, some another cousin did. As we each find facts we can pass them on, then maybe create a fully documented book on the Gaskins with all their lines including the Giddens.
       The oldest record is from a London ship registry of a Thomas Gascoyne who came to America on the Bona Nova. He was 34 according to court affidavit in 1625. He was the first listed Thomas. (Nearly every generation of the original Thomas named a son Thomas up to 1900.
       He came to the early Virginia colony. We do not know if he was related, but it is a beginning. As you know when the registrars took names they spelled them as they sounded, or how they wanted to list them.
Next listing was of a William Gascoigne, and his wife Margaret Percy listed on the tax roll for Northampton Co. , Va. in 1663-1704. They had 2 sons named Robert & Thomas, but their name was changed to Gaskins.
Robert's wife name was Elizabeth tax roll of 1663-1704.
Robert & Elizabeth had four children.
        Bridgett who married William Harmonson in 1688
       Robert Gaskins who married Ann Fisher
       William who married the widow of Robert Winsley---Albemarle Co. , N. C. tax roll of 1694 with his brother Thomas both listed as Gaskins so this is where many of us draw the lines from our first. William set on the jury there on July 25, 1694. Both brothers shared a plot of land-574 acres on Little Flatty Creek- near Sound Neck swamp in Pasquotank Co. in 1721.
       Thomas who married Mary Snead (Bridgett, William, and Thomas may have carried the Gascoigne name, but they all changed later.
       We shall work on the Robert Gaskins line first as there is much information on him.
       A son named Harmon(or Harmonson) who married Rachel Benthall
       Tamar (Ann Fisher had a sister named Tamar)
       Jane who named her first son Fisher Walton . We think he is the first Fisher.

       Harmon Gaskins was in Craven Co. , N. C. by 1733 when he an elected official of the House of Burguess signed a petition to Gov. George Burrington to move the seat of government from Edmonton to the south side of the Neuse River in Craven Co.

        Harmon & Rachel Gaskins were listed to have 4 children. Harmon & 3 of his sons were listed in the Rev. War registry from N. C.
       Catrin who had a son named Thomas and a daughter named Ann Cartright. Wife unknown. He was supposed to have served in the House of Burguess.
       (I believe this may be the two you speak of, but I have them listed in the 1730+Could they be the same for they served in the war?)
       Fisher wife Ann children- Joseph & Ann
David wife Sarah Oxley children Ann McGlauhon, Thomas, David, John, and George. He was listed once as Sherriff of N. Umberton Co. Va.
       John Thomas wife Ann, or Hannah Bright children Harmon, William, Elizabeth, Fisher, Thomas, Sarah, & Levi. shows some in N. C.
       A David & Fisher both born in N. C. the sons of Harmon, or Thomas were the first to migrate into Ga. They were the building blocks for all Gaskins clan who moved, and were born in South Central Ga.
       Fisher Gaskins born in N. C. in 1780-son of Thomas(War vet of Amer. Rev. ) left with brother David as said before migrated to Beaufort District, S. C. Fisher moved next to Warren Co. Ga. & Married Jan. 17th, 1800 to Rhoda Rowe in Warren Co. (As you had listed. the daughter of Richard Rowe. She had a brother named Richard who moved to Berrien Co. Ga.
       Fisher & family moved back to Beaufort District where they are listed on the 1810 census. That same year Rhoda died in Beaufort S. C. and Fisher went back to Warren with his five little children and remarried in Jan. 17th 1811 to Mary Lacy daughter of Rev. Soldier Archibald Lacy-sister of Rev. John B. Lacy. Next they moved top Telfair Co. Ga where he served as a petit juror for the first term Oct. of 1812, Telfair Superior Court.
       It was then that Fisher entered the cattle business on an extensive basis. owning a large herd. It was so large he had cattle all the way up to Walton Co. Ga. and other counties in that region. 1821 he moved the cattle to the Ocmulgee River into the new county of Appling now Coffee, and lived there.
       1825-1830 he moved to the new county of Lowndes which was once a part of Irwin County.        This was near Berrien Co, and lived there until 1832. Next they moved, but he left much of his herd with his sons John, William, and Harmon. They created a huge cattle business with cattle managers who were paid at the end of each year. They spread to the counties of Clinch, Ethols, and Lowndes counties, and into Florida. Each year they sold stock in Savannah. Fisher annually would go with his sons to inspect their cattle, and to drive them to the various stockyards for sale.
       Fisher eventually settled with his section of the herd to near Newmansville, Columbus Co. , Fl.        Here he died in 1848, and buried in old Newmansville cemetary. so was Mrs. Gaskins.
       Fisher had the following children with his two wives.
       John born 1802 Ga. married Pollie Barrow dau of Joseph. 14 May 1825 John died 13 Jul 1865
       William b. 1804, m. Ga. Jane McMillian dau of Daniel
       Martha, b 1807 S. C. m Noah H. Griffin- moved to Clinch Co.
       Harmon b. 1808 S. C. m. 1st Melissie Jones, then Mary Jones.
       Mary b. 1810 S. C. m Green Brewer.
       Jordan Lacy b. 1815 Ga. m Elizabeth Roberts- Moved to Florida
       Thomas b. 1819, Ga. ma Mary Ann ???
       Elizabeth Ann b. 1813, or 23 Telfair Co. , Ga.
>>Susannah Gaskins b. 1826 Ga moved to Fl. unknown who she married.
       Some info is sketchy as you have found, but this is pretty good for that old.

       David Gaskins son of Thomas Gaskins R. S> born N. C. Bertie Co. 1778. He & Fisher as said before moved to Beaufort District S. C> he married Martha Heard, she was born 1774 in S. C>. She died at the family home in Telfair Co. now Coffee Co. , Ga, in 1854. David acquired land in the 6th District of Coffee Co. , now Atkinson Co. He cleared land for a farm, and died Oct. 1866 buried in Antioch Baptist Church near his home. Their children were:
       John b. 1809 S. C. m Frances Lott, July 27, 1832
       Charlotte b. 1812, S. C. m John L. Harper
       Francis b. 1816, SC m 1st J. J. Harper, 2nd Daniel Lott.
       Jane 1819 SC m Goodwin Solomons
       James 1820 Ga. m Mary????
       Holland 1823 Ga. , Mark Lott
       Martha 1824 Ga. m Henry Peterson
       A tidbit of info. My family line comes from Harmon & Malissie(maiden name Rouse. )Get to my line now!
       John Gaskins born 29th Jul, 1802 in Warren Co. Ga died 13, Jul 1865 Buried in Riverside. He came with his parents to Berrien Co about 1825 and lived there all his life. He settled near his father just north in Bannockburn. He had a large number of cattle, and lived in a plantation with slaves. His home was vandalized by indians while his family was absent. He married Pollie Barrow. They had the following children:
       Gideon b. 1826, Fisher b. 1845, John b. 1830, Emily b. 1832, William b. 1833, and Elam b. 1836, Harrison b. 1838, Joseph b. 1840, & Harmon b. 1842 died in his youth, Bryant 1846 died single.
       . Elam & Sarah married but had no children.
       Harrison married Roxanne Simans dau of James Simans, & Charlotte Sears 16, Ap. 1862 she was born in 1843.
       Joseph married Harriet Simans of same parents as Roxana on 10, Feb. 1862 she was born 1841              
       HarmonGaskins 1808-1872 son of Fisher & Rhoda Gaskins was born in S. C. in 1808 and the family moved to Ga when he was very young. He was married to Mrs. Malissie Rouse Jones widow of Clayton Jones. in Lowndes now Berrien Co. 1835. She was born in Ga. in 1809, and died 1863.
       Rhoda 1837 m 1st Francis Mobley; 2nd W. M. Griner
       Martha 1838 m Thomas Connell 2nd Willaim Parrish, 3rd Hardeman Sirmans
       Nancy 1840 m Solomon Griffin Mar. 1, 1856
       Fisher H. 1841 m Mary Griner dau of Daniel Mar. 25, 1866
        Rachel 1844 m William H. GriffinHarmon Jr. 1845 enlisted in CSA May 2, 1862 died June 13, 1862
       Thomas H. 1850 m Rachel McCuthen, dau of Robert she was born Oct. 1854 Sarah C. 1852 m Samuel J. Griner Nov. 8. 1868
       John A. 1854 m Mary Bostick May 13. 1877 ( They are the Great grandparents of Wallace Gaskins of Nashville Ga still alive fifth cousin.

       Harmon(My great great grandfather) served as a 4th corporal in Captn. Levi J. Knight's independent company of Lowndes Co. militia in the indian war in 1838 He also served at tother times in the indian wars of 1836-39.
       He married Malissa Rouse Jones dau of Martha "Patsy" Rouse born 1809 died 1863 in Berrien. She was previously married to Clayton Jones. Mallissa was half sister of Annie Sirmans who married Jacob Giddens, believed they were Creek indian
       After the death of his father in Columbus Co. , Fl. they inherited a very large stock of cattle in Volusia Co. , and St. Johns Co. in F l.
        They looked after them until after the civil war, then sold them. Harmon was a prominent citizen in his county, and served as a member of the first Inferior Court of the new county of Berrien Co. 1856-1861. He again served as Justice of the Inferior court 1862-1865. He was Justice of the peace of the 1148th Dist. 1865-1869 again 1877-81
       After the death of his first wife he remarried to a Mrs. Mary Jones widow of Matthew Jones on Dec. 12th 1865. She was the daughter of Robert McCutchen, born 1840. The Gaskins plantation was located on , or near Five Mile Creek in Eastern Berrien Co. about 1875. He moved it to his lands just west of the Alapha River where he died in 1881. . They had five more children:
       Wayne 1866 died young, , . Jane 1867 died young, , . Harmon E. 1868 never a recorded marriage.        William H. 1870 m Callie ?????, , David D. 1872 m Elsie Hughes
After the death of his father in Columbus Co. , Fl. they inherited a very large stock of cattle in Volusia Co. , and St. Johns Co. in F l. They looked after them until after the civil war, then sold them. Harmon was a prominent citizen in his county, and served as a member of the first Inferior Court of the new county of Berrien Co. 1856-1861. He again served as Justice of the Inferior court 1862-1865.
       He was Justice of the peace of the 1148th Dist. 1865-1869 again 1877-81Harmon's first wife he remarried to a Mrs. Mary Jones widow of Matthew Jones on Dec. 12th 1865. She was the daughter of Robert McCutchen, born 1840. The Gaskins plantation was located on , or near Five Mile Creek in Eastern Berrien Co. about 1875. He moved it to his lands just west of the Alapha River where he died in 1881.
       William b. 1804 died 7 Oct 1880 in Berrien Co. born in Warren Co moved to Lowndes now Berrien Co. He was a private in the florida Indian War under Captn. Hamilton W. Sharp. He later became a 1st Lt. in the Lowndes Co. Militia, 776th district 1830-33. Five of his sons served in the Civil War with the Georgia 50th Company "I"
       He married Jane McMillian 28th Nov. 1833 she was born 1817 died 13 Jul. 1894 They had 16 children. His home was on the old Nashville-Milltown public road where he had a plantation. He, and his wife are buried in the family cemetary on their home.
       Mary b. 1836 in Berrien Co as were all 16, Margret b. 1837,
       John W. 1838 died 11 Ap. 1898. John W served with the 50th, and enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, and was made 5th sgt. Jan 1, 1863 He was captured at Harpers Farm, Va. Ap. 6, 1865 Released at Point Look out, Md. 28 June, 1865.
       Daniel 1839 enlised Mar. 4, 1862 He was appointed Junior 2nd. Lt. on June 17th, 1862 made 2nd Lt. Oct. 1862. 1st Lt. on Ap. 4, 1863. He was killed in battle.
       Jordan b. 1841 died Jul th, 1862 in Savannah, Ga He enlisted with with his brothers. KIA.
       Rhoda, b. 1841 she never married.
       Archibald S. 1843 enlisted with brothers. Wounded at Wilderness, Va according to Pension records May 6, 1864. He was furloughed 60 days from Richmond, Va V. A. in 1864, then extended 40 more days. He was an enrollment officer at end of war.
       Fisher W. 1845 enlisted with brothers, but was sent home being under age.
       Rebecca Jane 1847 died 1893 never married.
       William W. 1849, Caroline 1851, Malcolm b. 1852(he never married), Mitchell 1854 died 1899 never married, Elizabeth 1855 never married, James G. 1856 never married, Sarah 1857 never married. (those never married no records of such marriages. )
       Fisher Gaskins b. 16 Feb 1828 in Irwin Co now Berrien Co. died 14 Nov, 1908 in Berrien Co. Buried in Riverside. He was a farmer. Mil service was 3rd Corporal/CSA Co. "I" 50th Ga. He enlisted Mar. 4, 1862He was wounded Aug. 64 and finished the war at home. He was first registered at the Mt. Olive Church, and was received at confession of faith roll at Flat Creek Church Feb. 6, 1875, and later joined the Pine Grove Church.
       He married Elizabeth Sirmans dau of Abner. 25 Feb. 1851 b. 17 Jul 1831 in Lowndes now Lanier Co. Baptism 30 Sept. 1882 in Flat Creek Church in Berrien Co. died 3 Feb. 1902 buried in Riverside. They had the following children all born in Berrien Co. :
       Benjamin, Mary Ann b. 18 Feb 1854, Harris b. 9July, 1855, Elizabeth b. 10 Feb. 1857, Martha, b. 9Feb 1858, Lemuel b. 19 Mar. 1860, John B. b. 7 Jan. 1862, Irwin b. 15 Mar. 1866, Fisher, b. 17 Jul 1869

       Martha J. Gaskins b. 16 Feb 1838 died 26 Feb, 1910 in Berrien Co burried in Giddens Cemetary, Berrien Co. Martha was married twice. 1st to Thomas N. Connell who died in CSA. the 2nd to William Parrish 2-17-86. -Martha was believed to be part Creek from her mother's side.

       Benjamin Gaskins b. 25, Feb. 1852 in Berrien Co. He married Missouri Roberts dau of Joel Roberts. She died in Berrien Co, and in Riverside Cem. They had one child Catherine

       Catherine Gaskins b. 7 Dec. 1890 in Berrien Co. died 11 Aug. 1949 in Berrien in Giddens Cem. She married James Monroe Giddens son of Hardeman Giddens & Martha Gaskins They had the following children:
       James Frank Giddens(All are Giddens born in Berrien Co. , , Jessie Hardeman, , George Thurmond, , Ben, , Ludell, , Alma, , Luther Jacob "Jake"Giddens.

        Thomas H b Jan. 22. 1850 1850 census listing was taken he was but 6 months old. Lowndes Co. , Ga. again listed in 1860 when he was 10. Married RachelMcCuthen 1870 1880 census was page 1, 5, 29 of Berrien Co, Ga. at age 30 Rachel age 25 had four children.
       William, Mary, Marcus, and Martha.
       1900 census shws six more children, and their ages.
       Martha b Oct. 1879
       Henry M. Sept 1881
       Peter Oct. 1883
       Pearlie Tatum (my grandfather) Jul 1883(or 8)believe it is 8.
       Lee R. (possibly Richmond) Jun 1891
       Pliman(or Lymon)hard to tell. Apr. 1893
Listed on pages 11, 11, 6 of Berrien Co records of the 1910 census the following were still at home- Pearly, Richmond, and Pliamon.
       The 1920 census shows Plimon M. Marrying a Maggie both of Ga. Berrien Alapha Dist. 518
       They had 3 children Cody, (Moved to Wachuala, Fl with his family. ) Louise A. , and Raymond Cornelious step son.
       Also living there in Berrien Co with Thomas, and Rachel in 1920 was Pealie Tatum Gaskins who married Mattie Isabelle Vickery, with one child Nora Iris born Aug. 17, 1911, died 1976? in Melbourne where she lived with my father due to a stroke in Dec 27th of 77.
       1921 Pearlie & Mattie moved to Madison , Fl where they had my father Julian Calhoun Gaskins born 1921, died of heart failure in Melbourne 1994.
       Julian Calhoun had three known children. Linda born in Avon Park Fl. 1945, Charles R. (me!) Mar. 6th, 1949, and Steven Julian born 1954 in Avon Park, Fl. Died Sept 6th 1994 in Deltona, Fl. the day of my neck surgery that's how I can remember that bad day. Linda Sue Gaskins Roberts lives in Avon Park Fl. We have been told there was a bastard son named Michael in Hawaii who with his mother came to visit Bud as they called our father in Avon Park back in 56, and the mother told Linda he was her brother. Bud denied it, but we do know he was a Merchant marine stationed in Hawaii at6 that time for three years. He was a fire marshal, football player, and numerous trades.
       Linda has the following children- Debbie, Joseph, Maureen, Gene, Nicki, Paul Jr. I have no children due to Vietnam, and the Agent Orange. I am married to Cynthia Joanne Graan of Minneapolis born Ap. 29th of 50.
       It was John, or Harmon with the information of serving in the indian wars, and being a justice? We have Harmon listed so could you recheck your info please so we can get it correct please.
       If you could send me some info on yours I will pass it on. Would like to hear about your family.
Charles R. Gaskins

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