Jean (John) Gaston Genealogy CD. He was born ca 1600 in France. Jean (John) Gaston was a Huguenot. William Gaston (born 1642), along with his brothers, John and Alexander, went to County Antrim in Northern Ireland between 1662-1668. He is referred to by genealogists “as the first Irish William Gaston” to distinguish him from brother John’s son William and others. He was the father of the Charleston, SC Gastons who emigrated in the 1700’s-1770’s from County Antrim, Ireland.
William Gaston (born 1680) in Carenleagh, Cloughwater, County Antrim, Ireland was the son of John Gaston (born 1645). He and his brothers, John, Hugh, Joseph, and Alexander arrive in America ca 1720 through the Port of Perth Amboy and settled in New Jersey. He married Olivet Lemon, also known as Mary Lemmon, b. 1688 in Scotland, d. 1752.
Their son, John Gaston, also known as Justice John Gaston (born April 4, 1703) in Ireland, died 1782 in South Carolina, buried in Burnt Meeting House Cemetery, Wylie’s Mill, Chester County, SC, resided (settled 1751/52) at Fishing Creek, Chester County, South Carolina, immigrated 1749 to Pennsylvania, occupation farmer, surveyor, Justice in South Carolina. His nine sons served as soldiers in the American Revolution as four of them lost their lives in that war.
Three brothers, Joseph, Robert and Matthew Gaston, said to be the great-grandsons of the first Irish William Gaston, emigrated to South Carolina, with their sister, Jane Gaston Walker, leaving a fourth brother, Alexander, in Ireland, b. about 1750; d. about 1840; of these Joseph Gaston m. Martha Gaston, daughter of Justice John (above). It is from this line that the Town of Gaston is named.
This CD contains 958 pages with many pictures, land records, and files submitted by various researchers. I have added much lineage to the main body of the Gaston Family file which is fully indexed. Also, included is a fictional novel “Polly of the Pines” featuring Justice John Gaston of Revolutionary Fame.
This CD is available from Betty J. Carson, 368 Sease Hill Road, Lexington, SC 29073 for $35.00 postpaid. If you buy two or more, the price will be $30.00 each postpaid.
Contains connection on many of the lasted families.