David Gaskill

Brief Life History 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 5 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
Sarah Ernst
Marriage: 9 January 1774
Joab Gaskill
James Gaskill
Joel Gaskill
David Gaskill
Israel Gaskill
Elizabeth Betsy Gaskill
Sarah Morgan Gaskill

Sources (4)

  • David Gaskill, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • David Gaskill, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • David Gaskill, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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"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."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

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