John Robert Gaston

Brief Life History of John Robert

When John Robert Gaston was born in 1794, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Gaston, was 37 and his mother, Mary McClure, was 36. He married Ann Carson on 26 July 1814, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Bond, Illinois, United States in 1830. He died on 21 September 1869, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bond, Illinois, United States.

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John Robert Gaston
Elizabeth "Betsy" Carson
Marriage: 9 January 1817
William Gaston
John C. Gaston
Stephen Gaston
Elizabeth C. Gaston
Lucinda E. Gaston
Mary Jane Gaston
Margaret Eleanor Gaston
Sarah A Gaston

Sources (17)

  • John R Gaston, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Robert Gaston - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1795; Chester, South Carolina, United States
  • Robert Gaston, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Historical Boundaries: 1817: Bond, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Bond, Illinois, United States

Name Meaning

French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gasto, derived from gast ‘guest, foreigner’, earlier ‘foreign warrior’. This surname is also found in England and Ireland, where it is probably a Huguenot importation. Compare Guest .

English (Sussex): variant of Gasson 1.

English: in Gloucestershire, a variant of Garston , a topographic name or metonymic occupational name denoting someone who lived by or worked in a paddock.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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