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Samuel Gann, I

Birth
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death 1760 (aged 56–57)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 116603064 · View Source
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Samuel Gann(I) and Elizabeth Carter of Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia were married in about 1726. The coastal land of Frederick County had been settled early by colonists arriving in the American Colonies. However, the interior of Frederick County was still a vast wilderness in the northern neck of Virginia. It was in this backwater area that Samuel and Elizabeth were living when their first child was born in 1727. Lord Fairfax of England had aquired large holdings in the area from the Crown. His nephew was directed to recruit surveyors and apprentices to begin tract surveys upon request. Among those he recruited was a young neighbor, George Washington.
VIRGINIA LAND RECORDS - "December 14, 1752, Land surveyed for Aaron Price, in Frederick County, Virginia. Surveyor, Robert Rutherford, Chainmen, Sam'l and Nathan Gann." (Samuel(I) and son, Nathan(I)).
Samuel(I) and Elizabeth had six known children, five sons and one daughter. Samuel(I) died in 1760 and on March 22, 1764, his widow, Elizabeth, executed a sworn ststement that she sold a tract of land to Andrew Longacre of Frederick County lying under the North Mountain on the drains of Cedar Creek, joining the property of John Blair. Wit: Adam Gan, Joseph Longacre.
Sons of Samuel(I) and Elizabeth were among the early pioneers that moved to new frontiers as land opened for settlement. The colonies were in rebellion over taxation and represention in 1776 when the eldest son, Adam(I) bought several hundred acres of land in Halifax County, Virginia, just over the border from North Carolina. He died over thirty years later in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Other sons joined Nathan(I) in settling the timbered interior of Georgia. In time, a third great grandson of this pioneer, Samuel Gann(I), would lead his extended family across the mighty Mississippi and settled in far away Texas and a fourth great granddaughter, would homestead on the Llano Estacado in the Territory of New Mexico.
NOTE: This writer participated in a loose organization of Gann descendants in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and New Mexico who researched and shared family data in the 1980's. Groups met regularly in local libraries, newsletters were published, family reunions held and memorial services took place in scattered cemeteries over the country. Much of the history of Samuel Gann(I) and his descendants would not have been recorded without the dedicated work of these researchers.
- Blanche Keating Collie, 7G granddaughter

Children:
1. Adam Carter Gann(I) 1727-1812
2. Nathan Gann(I) 1729-1832
3. Clement Gann(I) 1733-1735
4. John Gann(I) 1736-1817
5. Samuel Gann(II) 1748-1845
6. Nancy Gann 1749-


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  • Created by: Blanche Keating Collie
  • Added: 5 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116603064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Gann, I (1703–1760), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116603064, citing Gann Family Burial Ground, Frederick County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Blanche Keating Collie (contributor 47962376) .