David Gaskill

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

The Life Summary of David

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.

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Family Time Line

David Gaskill
1753–1817
Sarah Ernst
1765–
Marriage: 9 January 1774
Joab Gaskill
1775–
Joel Gaskill
1776–
David Gaskill
1778–1846
Israel Gaskill
1780–1852
Elizabeth Gaskill
1781–1862
Sarah Morgan Gaskill
1800–1855

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1774New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    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, from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Gaskell

    Sources (2)

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

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