When David Gaskill was born in 1753, in Northampton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Gaskill, was 46 and his mother, Mary Dennis, was 42. He married Sarah Ernst on 9 January 1774, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1817, in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64.
English (Lancashire): habitational name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.