William Gaskills

about 1795–before 1850 (Age 55)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of William

When William Gaskills was born about 1795, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Abraham Gaskill, was 43 and his mother, Ann Cramer, was 39. He married Rhoda Johnson on 19 December 1816, in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died before 1850, at the age of 54.

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William Gaskills
Rhoda Johnson
Marriage: 19 December 1816
Ann Eliza Gaskill

Spouse and Children


    Rhoda Johnson


19 December 1816
Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


    Ann Eliza Gaskill


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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 9

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William Gaskills, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • William Gaskills, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Gaskills - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: William Gaskill

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