Gaskill Bible

Gaskill Family Bible

 

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The Gaskill Family Bible, owned by John Milton Gaskill was passed on to son, Alexander Carraway Gaskill, and then passed on to son, Milton James Gaskill. Transcription by Barbara Rudisill Lucas.

The Bible containing the Family Record appears to be one of a set entitled Henry’s Exposition, Gen. – Deu., Vol. I,  published in 1828.

The condition and appearance of the Bible supports the oral history that during the Civil War, Northern troops vandalized and looted the Gaskill home and threw the Bible in the river. One of the slaves witnessed this and later retrieved it for the family.

Transcript of actual pages recorded by Barbara R. Lucas.  Comments by researcher noted with (*) and explained at bottom of page.

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Family Record

MARRIAGES.

 

A.     C. Latham and Elizabeth Jan(*) Potts were married June the 25th, 1851.

John M. Gaskill and Annie P. Latham were married Feb. 19th, 1879.  

John M. Gaskill and Augusta B. Latham were married Jan. 26th, 1882.

 

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 Remainder of this page has been cut out by unknown person.

 

No knowledge of, if any, other recorded information.

  

(*) Jan is handwritten but all other accounts, written and oral, list her as Jane.

 

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DEATHS.

 

Joseph P. son of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham died Aug. 3rd, 1856.

Fred Perkins son of Alex C. and Elizabeth Latham died Oct. 29th, 1861.

Julia Ronina daughter of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham died July 17th, 1878.

Annie P. daughter of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham and wife of John M. Gaskill died Dec. 22nd, 1879.

Elizabeth Jan(**) Daughter of Joseph + Eliza A. Potts and wife of Alex C. Latham died March 25th, 1885.

Alex C. Latham son of Fred and Julia Latham Died Sept 25th, 1886.

Minerva M. Daughter of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill died Feb. 28th, 1886.

(*) Jan is by all written and oral accounts Jane.

 

DEATHS.

 

Annie Elizabeth daughter of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill died Oct. 30th, 1886.

Josephine Latham Daughter of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill Died March 28th, 1887.

John M. Gaskill son of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill died June 25th, 1890.

Joseph W. son of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill Died June 12th, 1895.

 

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Family Record

BIRTHS.

Alex C. Latham son of Fred P. and Julia J. Latham was born June 16th, 1827.

Elizabeth J. Potts wife of Alex C. Latham + daughter of Jos. + Eliza Ann Potts was born July 12th, 1832.

Augusta B. Latham daughter of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham was born June 24th, 1852.

Frederick P Latham Son of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham was born July 27th, 1854.

 

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Family Record

BIRTHS.

Joseph Potts Latham son of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham was born July the 23rd, 1856.

Annie Potts Latham daughter of Alex C. + Elizabeth J. Latham was born Nov. 3rd, 1857.

Alex C. Latham son of Elizabeth J. Latham was born May the 22nd 1861.

Julia Ronina Latham daugther of Alex C. + Elizabeth was born March 12th, 1872.

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 Family Record

BIRTHS.

 

John M. Gaskill son of Joseph W. +  Mary Louisa Gaskill was born Jan the 14th 1852.

Annie Elizabeth Gaskill daughter of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill was born Oct. 19th, 1882.

Minerva M. Gaskill daughter of John M., Augusta B. Gaskill was born Jan. 6th, 1884.

Josephine Latham Gaskill daughter of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill was born Nov. 30th, 1885.

 

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Family Record

(Handwritten)             Births                 (word crossed out)             Births

Johnnie M. Gaskill son of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill was born Aug. 4, 1887.

Annie Latham Gaskill daughter of John M. + Augusta Gaskill was born May 2nd, 1889.

Alex C. Gaskill son of John M. + Augusta B. Gaskill was born April 12th, 1891.

Joseph W. Gaskill son of John M. Augusta B. Gaskill was born April 14th, 1894.

 

(Written in a different handwriting):

 

Marguerite Agusta(*) Daughter of Alex C. + Christine Elizabeth Gaskill was Born March 1(,) 1913.    

 

(*) Agusta should be spelled Augusta.

 

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On a loose page, from another source but enclosed in the Bible, in two different handwritings:

 

 

DEATHS

 

Augusta Burbank Gaskill

May 3rd 1914,  age 61 yrs  11months  28 days

 

 (*)    Annie Latham Gaskill              \

                                   July  ? 1928                                 \        children of

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                                   (*)   Alexander (Alex) Carraway Gaskill             /         Augusta B. Gaskill

   (**)   Sept. ? 1945                          /

 

 

 

(*) Researcher’s comments: These last entries concern the deaths of the adult children of  John M. and Augusta B. Latham Gaskill.  They appear to be notations from memory, as noted by the question marks. 

(**) Alexander (Alex) "Mooney" Carraway Gaskill died May 8, 1946. Obituary obtained from Washington Daily News Thursday Afternoon, May 9, 1946 Front Page, "Mooney Gaskill Dies Wednesday."

Annie never married.  Alexander was the husband of Christine Elizabeth Singleton, daughter of  James Henry Singleton.

 

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   Gaskill Bible Index

 

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Provided April 13, 2000 by Singleton researchers, Barbara Lucas

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