William B. Gaddis

Brief Life History of William B.

When William B. Gaddis was born in 1848, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, his father, Dennis Mathias Gaddis, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Ann Stover, was 39. He married Sarah Amanda Magness on 7 August 1881, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in District 900, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died in March 1883, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States.

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William B. Gaddis
Sarah Amanda Magness
Marriage: 7 August 1881
George Washington Gaddis
James Luther Gaddis
Floyd Otto Gaddis
Lewis Gaddis
Charles Gaddis
Eva Myrtle Gaddis

Sources (6)

  • William Gaddis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Willis Gaddis, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Drury William Gaddis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Geddes (Nairnshire). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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