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Re: To Which Gattis/Geddes/Gaddis Do I Belong? (John Gattis/Geddes - 1730)
Posted by: Claudia Johnson (ID *****2929) Date: March 04, 2011 at 16:50:17
In Reply to: Re: To Which Gattis/Geddes/Gaddis Do I Belong? (John Gattis/Geddes - 1730) by Jay Gattis of 1052

I am descended from James Gattis, born 1759 in Pennsylvania. I have a copy of the original testimony he gave in Lincoln County, TN, in 1834 for his Revolutionary Pension. I will be glad to email this to anyone who wants it. He states that he was born in Penn. in 1759 and his father moved him to Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C. when he was four. He lived there until moving to Lincoln County, TN., in 1826. I have never seen proof that my ancestor was the son of John Gattis whose will is all over the internet and names a James as a son. It could be. There were two James Gattis in Hillsborough, N.C., before 1826 and there was one left after 1826. I have seen the marriage book entry for James King and Anne Gattis, but there is nothing I have seen that proves that the James King I am talking about was the one married to her or if it was the other one who remained. My James had a wife in the 1840 Census, but in the 1850 Census, his wife is missing and he lives with his son, Nathanial, and is no longer the head of the household as he was in 1840. The DAR has his record wrong for his service in the Revolution as far as his death. He is 90, born in Pa and fully alive in 1850. I even have a copy of the payment registration book showing that he was getting his pensions right up to his death. I am going to take this up with NSDAR of which I am a member.I am descended from James's son, Thomas (and wife nancy), with whom the aforementioned Nathanial resided after the death of his wife, Mary Cate, as shown in the 1880 Cenus for Lincoln County, Tn. There is a lot of stuff out there on the net about these people, but not one has yet to prove to me that the 1759 James from Penn, then Hillsborogh, N.C., then Lincoln County, TN, who served in the revolution was the son of the John with the will or the husband of Anne King. I hope so. I love the idea. I just want proof. Again. I will be glad to share my documents with anyone who likes actual proof.

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