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Tallitha Graham Gaskins
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Birth: 1755, USA
Death: May 30, 1840
Flat Rock (Kershaw County)
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA

David Gaskins b:1784 m:Isabella Peach
Daniel Gaskins b:1789 m: Margaret Creighton
John Gaskins b:08 Nov 1789 m:Elizabeth ?
Dennis Gaskins b:1793 1st m:Nancy Drakeford
Margaret Gaskins b:1794 m:Harwell Gabriel Coates
Thomas Gaskin b:19 Mar 1796 1st m:Nancy Drakeford
2nd m:Sarah Drakeford
Darling Monroe Gaskins b:1801 m:Mary Polly Nelson
Ezekiel Gaskins' first wife died around 1780. He then married Tallitha Graham. Their known children were Daniel, David, Dennis, John, Thomas, Margaret, and Darling Monroe. There is some doubt among some people that Ezekiel had two wives, but the records are pretty clear. In his will he speaks of his first children by name as "my children". In speaking of his younger children by name, he called them "my children" and "her children" (Tallitha's). In her will Tallitha does not mention the older children at all, but the young children are all referred to by name as "my children".

Records show that Ezekiel left Williamsburg in 1795 and moved to Sumter District (now in Lee County) where he purchased 455 acres on Horse Pen Branch and Scape Ore Creek. Highway 34 from Camden to Bishopville crosses Scape Ore at that point today. He seems to have lived there with his younger children until at least 1803, farming and operating a gristmill. Between 1795 and 1803 he purchased several hundred acres of land along the north prong of Black River near the site of present-day Wilsacky, SC. In 1803 he sold all of his Black River holdings and purchased hundreds of acres in Camden District near Westville, between Camden and Kershaw. The land on Horse Pen Branch was kept until 1810. At Westville, Ezekiel continued to farm and to operate another gristmill. In several of his land transactions in Sumter and in Kershaw District, he is referred to on record as a miller. Almost every piece of land he acquired in that area either had a millpond or a place suitable to build one. At least one of the pieces of property in Williamsburg had a millpond in later years, indicating that he may have been a miller even before going upstate.

Ezekiel Gaskin is said to have died on July 18, 1811. He left a fairly large estate for a man with no education and poor origins. It totaled more than $5,000 in disposable property (including seven slaves) and about 2,000 acres of land. On all his deeds and papers in lieu of signature he made a big "E" or "X". Tallitha made her "T". Tallitha lived on until May 1840, when the Camden Journal gave her age as 85-90. Ezekiel and Tallitha lie lost in unmarked graves in the woods on property belonging today to the Herb Young family. Very few Gaskins live in the area today.
Ezekiel E. Gaskin b. ca. 1745. d. ca. 1811. Married (1) ? and (2) Tollitha Graham, b. ca. 1750. d. May 22, 1840 .

It is believed that Ezekiel left a family by his first wife in Williamsburg County, SC and moved to Kershaw Co., perhaps about 1800 where he purchased a tract of land.

Above article written by James M. Gaskin found at the above web site;.

Family links: 
  Ezekiel Ephraim Gaskins (1755 - 1812)*
  John Gaskin/Gaskins (1789 - 1855)*
  Darling Monroe Gaskins (1801 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
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Specifically: Ezekiel and Tallitha lie lost in unmarked graves in the woods on property belonging today to the Herb Young family, South Carolina
Created by: C. LATTA
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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