Gabriel Andrew Lancaster

Brief Life History of Gabriel Andrew

When Gabriel Andrew Lancaster was born in 1813, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Rev Benjamin Marion Lancaster, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Harriett Whitfield, was 28. He married Martha J. Cotham in 1833, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Perry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1866, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Andrew Lancaster
1813–1866
Martha J. Cotham
1820–1860
Marriage: 1833
Rhoda C Lancaster
1837–1912
Naomi N Lancaster
about 1859–
John Adams Lancaster
1839–1912
Eleanor Lancaster
1840–
Harvey N Lancaster
1842–
William Henry Lancaster
1844–1914
Juliana C Lancaster
1845–
Sarah Elizabeth Lancaster
1847–1938
Mary A Lancaster
1849–
Elizabeth J Lancaster
1852–1912
Martha Ann Priscilla Lancaster
1853–
Amy W Lancaster
1855–
Cordelia P Lancaster
1857–
David Andrew Lancaster
1857–

Sources (12)

  • Gabril Lancaster, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Unknown in entry for Frances L. Langston, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Gabrael Lancaster, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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