James Gaiger

21 March 1765–
District 387, Pulaski, Georgia, United States

The Life of James

James Gaiger was born on 21 March 1765, in District 387, Pulaski, Georgia, United States as the son of David Gaiger and Jenette. He had at least 5 sons with Rachel Oldham.

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Family Time Line

James Gaiger
1765–
Rachel Oldham
1766–
Thomas Gaiger
1788–1865
Michael Gaiger
1790–1860
Henry Gaiger
1792–1878
Samuel Gaiger
1802–
Nathaniel Gaiger
1804–

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Thomas Gaiger

    Male1788–1865Male

    Michael Gaiger

    Male1790–1860Male

    Henry Gaiger

    Male1792–1878Male

    Samuel Gaiger

    Male1802–Male

    Nathaniel Gaiger

    Male1804–Male

Parents and Siblings

    David Gaiger

    MaleMale

    Jenette

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 11

Georgia is the 4th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a goatherd or a nickname for a capricious person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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

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