Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Edward Gaither

Male 1714 - 1777  (62 years)


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  • Name Edward Gaither 
    Born 20 Dec 1714  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1777  Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I038815  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Benjamin Gaither,   b. 20 Feb 1681/82, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1741, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah Maria Chew Burgess,   b. 20 Dec 1694, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1709  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Williams,   b. Abt 1718,   d. Bef 1750, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1734  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Edward Gaither and Margaret Williams m. 19 Aug 1734.
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F22254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor MNU Gaither,   b. 1729, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Aft 14 Feb 1750/51  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Basil Gaither,   b. 16 Jul 1751, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1803, Rowan County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Eleanor Gaither,   b. Abt 1753, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1779 and 1783, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. Benjamin Gaither,   b. Abt 1755, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Greenbury Gaither,   b. Abt 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     5. Brice Gaither,   b. Aft 1756, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 11 Jan 1822 and 31 Oct 1823, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years)
     6. Johnsey Gaither,   b. Between 1756 and 1759, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1798, Montgomery County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     7. Burgess Gaither,   b. 16 Jul 1757, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1819, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Nicholas Gaither,   b. 1759, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     9. Sarah Gaither,   b. Aft 1761, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 29 years)
     10. Cassandra Gaither,   b. Abt 1763, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Eli Gaither,   b. Aft 1765, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1809, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     12. Lyla Gaither,   b. Abt 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F22253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://home dot netcom.com/~fzsaund/gaitherwill2.html

      In the Name of God Amen I Edward Gaither of Montgomery County & Province of Maryland being sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory and caling to mind the mortality of my Body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, I constitute and Ordain this my last will and Testament
      First and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it, trusting through the merits and mediation of our Savior Jesus Christ to receive pardon and remission of all my sins, my Body to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Wife and as touching my Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleas'd Almighty God to bless me with I give and dispose in the following manner & form.
      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Benjamin Gaither the two following pieces of Land, one Tract or parcel of Land Called Gaithers Purchase, containing one Hundred Acres more or less, also one other Tract or parcel of Land being part of a tract of Land Called Whats Left, containing and laid our for Fifty four acres of Land more or less, these I give to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever.
      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Basel Gaither one Tract or parcel of Land called Mitchels Garden, containing and laid out for nineteen acres of Land part of a tract of Land called Mitchels Range to be laid out so as to take all the House on his plantation, also part of a Tract of Land Called Mitehels Range Beginning at the head of the Mill Race and running with the said Race to Seneca and running up Seneca untill it comes to Bakers Old line, thence with said Land to Seneca thence to the beginning laid out for two acres of Land more or less, these Tracts or parcels of Land I give to him his Heirs and assigns for ever.
      Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Eli Gaither my Dwelling plantation whereon I now live it being all the Lands I purchased of Isaac Studer containing one hundred and ninety-eight Acres and a Half Acre more or less, this I give to him his Heirs and assignes for ever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved sons Greenbury Gaither, Nicholas Gather, Burgess Gather, Jonsey Gather and Brice Gather, all the remaining part of Mitchals Range and all the first and second Resurveys on Mitchels Range and all that Tract of Land called Gathers Range and likewise all that Tract of Land called Good Luck to be equally divided between my five sons last mentioned the low Grounds that I am to have of Zachariah Linthicum to be equally divided between my five sons last mentioned for the sake of the timber, these tracts or parcels of Land I give to them there Heirs and assigns for ever.
      Item my will is that my son Greenbury Lott shall be laid of convinient to his now dwelling Plantation.
      Item If any of my six sons last mentioned Viz Eli, Greenbury, Nicholas, Burges, Johnsey and Brice shoud die before they arrive at the age of twenty one, then the five surviving sons to inherit the deceas'd part aforesaid unless it should so happen that my son so deceas'd should have a Lawfull Heir then the surviving sons to have no part of the deceast Land aforesaid.
      Item I leave my dear beloved Wife and my sons, Benjamin Gather & Basel Gather or any two of them to appoint two sensable discreet men such as they think proper to divide the Land on Senica aforesaid between my five sons aforesaid.
      Item I give & Bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Ellenor Gather a negro man named Tom and a Negro Woman named Moll during natural life and after her decease the two Negroes aforesaid to be equally divided between my Daughters hereafter mentioned, as also I leave my Wife my large Copper Still during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst all my Children. I likewise leave my Wife one third part of my personal Estate after my Debts are paid, the Negroes excepted.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughters Elenir Prather, Sarah Gather, Cassander Gather & Lyla Gather all my Negroes to them their & assignes for ever.
      Item what my elder Children has Received in my life time shall go in part of there protion and what shall be left after my lawful Debts are paid shall be equally divided amongst all my Children aforesaid by my beloved Wife and sons Benjamin & Basel aforesaid.
      Lastly I constitute and ordain my dearly beloved Wife Eloner Gather & my sons Benjamin Gaither and Basil Gather whole and Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, Revoking and making Void all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and seventy seven.
      Signed Sealed published and Edwd Gather son of Benj declared by the within Testator to be his last will & Testament in presence of Jno Ray Jun., Benjamin Ray, John Suter, Samuel Hadesty
      The will was proved on 11 June 1777
      ===
      Gaither, Benjamin,A. A. Co.,26th Mar., 1741; 31st Aug., 1741.
      To wife Sarah, life interest in dwelling plantation.
      To son Benjamin and hrs., "Polecat Hills" on Patuxon R. and "Turkey Neck."
      To sons John and Samuel and hrs., ""Biter Bite" and tract where Peter Pinkstone now dwells.
      To son Edward and hrs., 350 A. "Benjamin's Lott" in Prince George Co.
      To son Henry and hrs., 350 A. "Gaither's Chance" in Prince George Co.
      To son William and hrs., 200 A. "Gaither's Fancie" and 180 A. "Addition to Gaither's Fancie."
      To daus. Sarah, Ann, Mary, Cassandra and Elizabeth Davis, 160 A. "Benjamins Lott" and 710 A. "Gaither's Chance."
      Exs.: Wife Sarah and sons afsd.
      Test: John Thompson, Thomas Davis, Francis Davis. 22. 380.
      ===
      Mrs. Sarah Gaither 104.185 AA 65.11.2 Nov 21 1770 Sep 22 1770
      Appraisers: Augustine Grambrill, Richard Sappington.
      Creditors: U. Scotte, Philip Hammond, Jr.
      Next of kin: Elisabeth Brown, Amos Gaither.
      Administrators: John Gaither, Edward Gaither
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1744-1749
      Volume 700, Page 283

      To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come
      I Edward Gaither of the County of Prince Georges County ^in the^ Province
      of Maryland Planter send Greeting Know ye that I
      the said Edward Gaither son of Benjamin as well for and in
      Consideration of the Natural Affection and Brotherly ^Love^ which
      I have and bear unto my well beloved Brother Henry Gaither of the
      said County and Province Planter as also for diverse Other good
      Causes and Weighty Considerations me at this Present especially
      moving have given Granted and Confirmed and by these pres.ts
      Do freely ^and^ Absolutely give Grant and Confirm unto my said
      Brother Henry Gaither to say a Certain Parcel of Land laying
      and being in the County and Province af.d in the forke of Hastings
      and Snowden's Rivers to begin at the Begining trees of the whole
      Track and Runing thence North Sixteen Degrees East One hundred
      and Two Perches then West Sixteen Pches then North twenty one
      Degrees West fifty Six Pches then North Sixty Six Degrees West
      thirty two Perches then North twenty Degrees West thirty Six Pches
      then North East Eighty Perches then North Eighty Degrees East
      Seventy four perches then South thirty three Degrees East Seventy
      two Perches then North twenty Seven Degrees East twenty eight
      Perches then South fifty two Degrees East thirty two perches then South
      thirty Degrees east forty Six Perches then South forty Six Degrees
      West Two hundred forty Six perches and from thence to the Begining
      Trees Containing and laid out for Two hundred Acres of
      Land called Benjamins Lott which said parcel of Track of
      Land be the same more or less I do freely and Voluntarily give
      Grant and Confirm by these Presents as af.d together with all
      and Singular the Trees Woods underwoods now growing standing
      or being upon the Premisses and also all and Singular profits
      Commodities ways Easement pasages Priviledges & Appurts
      to the same belonging or in any wise Appertaining together w.th
      All the Estate Right Title and Interest thereunto
      belonging or in any ways Appertaining to have and to hold
      the said Tract and parcel of Parcel of Land as aforeexprest
      to him the said Henry Gaither In Witness whereof I have
      hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this thirteen Day of May
      In the Year of our Lord 1747
      Edward Gaither
      Signed Sealed and Delivered On the ^Back of the^ Aforegoing Deed
      In Presence of us
      Will.m Woodward was thus Endorst (Viz.t)
      Peter Walsh On the 13.th Day of
      May 1747 Edward Gaither (son of Benjamin) Personally
      appeared and Acknowledged the within Deed according to
      Law before me W.m Rogers

      Recorded May 13.th 1747
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1744-1749
      Volume 700, Page 284

      To all Christian People to whom these presents
      shall Come I Henry Gaither of the County of Prince Georges
      in the Province of Maryland Planter send Greeting Know
      Ye that I the said Henry Gaither as well for and in Consideration
      of the Natural Affection and Brotherly Love
      which I have and bear unto my well beloved Brother Edw.d
      Gaither of the said County and Province Planter as also
      for diverse Other good Causes and weighty Considerations
      me at this Present especially moving have given Granted
      and Confirmed and by these Presents do freely and Absolutely
      Give grant and Confirm unto my said Brother Edward
      Gaither son of Benjamin to say a Certain parcel of Land
      Whole Track the Trees Standing on the South side of beaver dam
      Run Runing thence South Ten Degrees East One hundred and
      thirty Perches then South forty Degrees West Sixty two Perches
      then South fifty four Degrees East One hundred and Sixty Nine
      perches North twenty Degrees East twenty Perches North thirty
      ^Degrees West thirty^ Two perches North Sixty Degrees East Sixty perches North forty six six Perches North Sixty degrees East Eighteen Perches North ten degrees East one hundred & fifty Perches North four^ty^ degrees west thirty perches west eighteen^ perches and from thence to the Begining tree Containing and
      laid out for Two hundred Acres of Land called Gaithers Chance
      which said parcell or tract of Land be the same more or less I do
      freely and Voluntarily give Grant and Confirm by these Psents
      as af.d together with all and Singular the Trees Woods underwoods
      now Growing Standing or being upon the premisses and also all
      and Singular Profits Commodities Ways Easement Passages
      Priviledges and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any
      wise Appertaining together with all the Estate Right Title &
      Interest therto belonging or in any wise Appertaining to have &
      To hold the said Track and parcel of Land as afore ^Exprest^ to him the said
      Edward Gaither Son Benjamin In Witness whereof I have hereunto
      set my hand and Seal this thirteen day of May in the Year of
      our Lord 1747 Henry Gaither seal
      Signed Sealed & Delivered
      In Presence of Us On the Back of the aforegoing Deed
      Will.m Woodward was thus Endorst (Viz.t)
      Peter Walsh On the 13.th Day of May 1747
      Personally Appeared Henry Gaither and Acknowledged
      the within Deed according to Law before me
      W.m Rogers
      Recorded May 13.th 1747

      lying and being in the County and Province af.d Begining
      at the Two Bounded Oaks being the Begining of the whole
      ===
      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      223-225. Elizabeth Brown of AAC, spinscer, during her widowhood, and Amos Davis of AAC, recorded 20 April 1757, made 31 March 1757 between Edward Gaither and Henry Gaither, for 44 pS GB, sells tract called "Gaither's Chance," on the south side of the Beaver Dam Run, opposite to a small bottom which said run descends into Little Pipe Creek, M&B given for 200 acres;. Signed Edward Gaither, son of Benjam, Henry Gaither, before David Lynn, Chas Jones. Receipt. Eleanor and Martha, wives of Edward and Henry Gaither released dower. AF & duty paid.

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