David Gaskill

1753–15 December 1817 (Age 64)
Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of David

When David Gaskill was born in 1753, in Northampton, 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.

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David Gaskill
1753–1817
Sarah Ernst
1765–
Marriage: 9 January 1774
Joab Gaskill
1775–
Joel Gaskill
1776–
David Gaskill
1778–1847
Israel Gaskill
1780–1852
Elizabeth Gaskill
1781–1862
Sarah Morgan Gaskill
1800–1855

Spouse and Children

    Male1753–1817Male

    Sarah Ernst

    Female1765–Female

MARRIAGE
9 January 1774
New Jersey, United States
children

(6)

    Joab Gaskill

    Male1775–Male

    Joel Gaskill

    Male1776–Male

    David Gaskill

    Male1778–1847Male

    Israel Gaskill

    Male1780–1852Male

    Female1781–1862Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1707–1776Male

    Mary Dennis

    Female1711–1756Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1775

Age 22

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • David Gaskill, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • David Gaskill, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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