John Robert Gaston

1794–21 September 1869 (Age 75)
Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life 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, Martha McClure, was 40. He married Ann Carson on 11 August 1814, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. 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
Ann Carson
Marriage: 11 August 1814

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11 August 1814
Christian, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

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.

Age 6

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.

Age 24

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

A name imported from France, as in Gaston de Foix. The surname has been written as De la Garston, which could derive from Anglo-Saxon "garstun," or grass enclosure. The name Garstin has also been used, which could be from the Old Norman personal name Geirsteinn. But Gaston is more probably from the French word "gaston," or like the Parisian names Gastot, Gasteau, Gastal, a diminutive of the name Gast, from "gast," which may come from Latin "vastus," meaning huge or burly. Some have translated the old word "gastos" as savant or sage and have connected the word to the old Gaulish names Wisogastus, Husegastus, Salegastus, and Losogastus, who wrote the Salic Law.

Sources (3)

  • John R Gaston, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John R Gasten, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John R Gaston, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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