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The Gaither connection : newsletter of the Society of John Gaither Descendants, Inc.

Louisville, Kentucky : Society of John Gaither Descendants, 1984-
v. : ill., coat of arms, facsims., maps, ports
No. 1 (May 1984) -


Semiannual, published in May and November.

Editor: Eva Gaither Thornberry; Clarabel Tanner; John Burgess Gaither Sr., John Hysom ; Larry M. Campbell.

No. 13 (Nov 1990) was misnumbered as no. 12.

No. 27 may not have been published; publication may have been suspended between no. 26 (May 1997) and no. 28 (Apr 1998).

Published: Louisville, Kentucky; Norcross, Georgia; Harmnony, North Carolina.

The Society of John Gaither Descendants was incorporated in 1984, in the State of Maryland. For more information, see their Web site.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Gaither (and variant spellings) families in America. Some focus is on (but not limited to) the descendants of John Gater or Gaither, who was probably born in Lamberhurst, Kent County, England, ca. 1599. John Gater (Gaither) immigrated to Jamestown, Virginia aboard the ship "George" in 1620. He was an adventurer, colonist, gentleman, and the progenitor of many Gaithers in America. He appeared on the first Muster list in 1623, and sixth on list under Sir Friancis Wyatt, Governor. John died in 1702 and was buried at All Hallow's Episcopal Church in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. His descendants, and those of other Gaither progenitors also lived in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and elsewhere. Information is given about anniversaries, awards, births, cemetery inscriptions, deaths, marriages, military service, obituaries, scholarships, and other important events concerning Gaithers from the 1600s to the present.

Not yet available in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) at this time. (14 Nov. 2005)

Includes bibliographic references.

Includes queries.

Includes Gater and other variant spellings.

Library lacks: Nos. 1-5; no. 27; and nos. 40-43.

Description based on: No. 6 (Nov 1986).


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