Margaret Brice Hemphill was born at Woodland Plantation in Fairfield District, South Carolina. Her husband, Capt Lucius Gaston, was killed in the Civil War at Seven Pines. When wounded Confederates came through Chester, she assisted in nursing them and she is mentioned in South Carolina Women of the Confederacy.
Census: 1900 Chester, Chester Co., South Carolina Name: Margaret Gaston Age: 61 Estimated birth year: abt 1839 Birthplace: South Carolina Relationship to head-of-house: Mother-in-law
Father: David Hemphill b: 1815 in Chester County, South Carolina Mother: Jane Wilson Brice b: 16 OCT 1818 in Fairfield County, South Carolina
Married: Joseph Lucius Gaston b: 28 APR 1829 in South Carolina Married: 10 SEP 1857 in Chester District, South Carolina
Children 1) Jane Gaston b: 23 OCT 1859 in Chester County, South Carolina 2) Joseph Lucius Gaston b: 1861 in Chester County, South Carolina