William Gaston

William Gaston

Richburg, Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Death 16 Oct 1840 (aged 54–55)
Prairie Bluff, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA
Burial Wilcox County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 54142557 · View Source
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William Gaston, son of Hugh Gaston and the former Martha McClure, was born in 1785 near Richburg, South Carolina. He was named for his paternal great-grandfather, who had lived in Cloughwater, County Antrim, Ireland. William's father and family where well known patriots of the American Revolution.

In search of better farm land, William and his family left South Carolina for the "black soil" around Wilcox County, Alabama. It was here where William brought his wife, Sarah Kee and their young family in 1828. William and Sallie had the following children:
Sarah Emeline (1824-1841)
Martha Eleanor (1825 - 1829)
Robert McClure (1826-1833)
William Daniel (1827-1837)
Elizabeth Adeline (1833 - 1834)
Hugh John (1836-1840)
James Hugh (1837-1842)
John Newton (1840-1842)

William Gaston departed this life on the 16th day of October 1840 at the age of 55. He was laid to rest near his wife, "Sallie" Kee Gaston; who died nine days earlier and their five children; who had preceded them.

The Last Will & Testament of William Gaston was signed on the 9th day of October 1840 and filed November 20th 1840 in Wilcox County. David Boyd, his brother-in-law, was named Executor and witnessed by William F. Boyd, Ebenezer Gaston (William's brother) and Hugh Gaston Weir (his nephew). His three surviving children: Sarah, James Hugh and John Newton are mentioned as heirs to his property.

Note: William's younger brother, James Hugh Gaston, was married to Adeline Winnie Kee, sister of William's wife Sarah Daniel Kee.


Who died Oct. 16th
Aged 55 years




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