The father of your George Gaskey, husband of Amanda Yost is most certainly George Adam Gaskey, who died in 1863 as a confederate soldier in Virginia. I have found evidence that George A. and Margaret Gaskey of Cabarrus Co., NC had two more children after the 1860 census and before George A. died in 1863: George W. Gaskey (1861-1927) and Barbara M. Gaskey Barnhardt (1863-1910). George's widow Margaret appears in the 1870 census as the wife of a much younger George Couch, with her Gaskey children listed with the surname of Couch. Her daughter Barbara's death certificate lists her mother's maiden name as Margret Cathren Maxwell. This is now outlined in the ancestry tree 'Gaskey Family Tree' by JoeGaskey48 (my brother-in-law).