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James Gassaway, Sr
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Birth: 1734
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar., 1804
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA

James Gassaway, Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Gassaway.
Husband First to Rachel married in Maryland, Fathered the following children with her:
James, John, Nicholas, Calab, William and Henry.

Husband Second to Elizabeth Scruggs, married in Virginia.
Fathered the following children with her:
Thomas, Hannah, Benjamin, Lucy, Rebecca, Samuel and Daniel.

*James moved to Frederick county, Virginia from Maryland between 1757-1763.
He was listed as the head of the household on the Frederick county Census with nine Whites in his family.
The names of James Gassaway, Sr., and James Jr., were recorded in the court minutes, 1785-1791 in Union County, South Carolina. James served jury duty 29 December 1785; 29 March 1786; and 30 March 1790. James Gassaway, Sr., appeared in court and acknowledged himself indebted to the state in the amount of 50 sterling for his appearance at the March court to prosecute James Mathews who had killed his horse.
James and his son John petition for relief from Frederick county, Virginia presented to the Convention 20 December 1775 requesting pay for services rendered during Dunmore's War in 1774.
James died testate. His will dated 14 February 1804, and proved 26 March 1804 in Anderson County, South Carolina, he named his sons Thomas, Benjamin, Samuel and Daniel and his daughters Hannah, Lucy and Rebecca.
He willed his Plantation of 305 acres to his wife Elizabeth.
(Page 28, Gassaway Family History by William and Anna Rutherford)
Family links: 
  Nicholas Gassaway (1696 - 1757)
  Rachel Gassaway (1735 - 1777)
  Elizabeth Scruggs Gassaway (1752 - 1838)
  John Gassaway (1757 - ____)*
  James Gassaway (1757 - 1839)*
  Nicholas Gassaway (1763 - 1860)*
  Caleb Gassaway (1764 - 1790)*
  William Gassaway (1766 - 1833)*
  Henry Gassaway (1767 - 1857)*
  Thomas Gassaway (1777 - 1853)*
  Benjamin Franklin Gassaway (1781 - 1853)*
  Lucy Gassaway Robinson (1788 - 1858)*
  Daniel Gassaway (1796 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Burial Location Unknown
Created by: William Peel
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59060251

- Keitha Jenkins Kirk
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
In Honor of my 3rd great grandfather, James. Thanks for your efforts in the Revolutionary War.
- Jerry Hiram Daniel
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013

 Added: Apr. 23, 2012
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