Samuel Gaskill

Maleabout 1739–

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Gaskill was born about 1739, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Ebenezer Gaskill, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Wood, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Gaskill
1710–
Elizabeth Wood
1700–
Ebenezer Gaskill
1732–
Elizabeth Gaskill
1733–
Job Gaskill
1734–
Josiah Gaskill
1737–1806
Levi Gaskill
1737–1806
Samuel Gaskill
1739–
Ebenezer Gaskill
1742–1813
Levi Gaskill
1743–1806
Joseph Gaskill
1743–1797
Job Gaskill
1747–1804

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 36

"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 37

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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