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Re: Gatten descendats and ancestors
Posted by: Eric A. Johnson Date: April 07, 2000 at 18:30:50
In Reply to: Re: Gatten descendats and ancestors by H. Maize (Hammond) of 122

Hi H.,

I didn't want to give you the info I had only because I haven't found anything other than family lore that mentions the connection of Louisa Gatten. Here's what I have:

James Ralston Gatten b ca 1820 MD. Moved to Ohio when three weeks old (lore). Died Jan 1891, OH. Married (1) Francis Vaughn on Mar 26, 1840 Belmont Co, OH (Bk 5 Pg 140). Married (2) Lavina/Lovina C. Hossman on Feb 5, 1846 (Bk 7 Pg 143). Lavina was b in England 1826, died Apr 5 1908. At least one child by first marriage (lore again):

1. Louisa Wilcox Gatten b June 2/26, 1842 in Wayne Twp, Belmont Co, OH (lore). I'm not sure if Wilcox is a middle name or maiden name or previous married name. This part is killing me!

2. Avery Loureston Gatten
3. Addison L. Gatten
4. James Edward Gatten
5. Addie/Adaline Gatten
6. Lucy A. Gatten
7. Thomas Henry Gatten
8. John W. Gatten
9. Sylvia Gatten, d childhood
10. Daughter, d childhood

Most of this was gleaned from the Gatten Newsletter that was produced between 1985 and 1991 by James R. McKitrick, Beech Bottom, WV. He stopped because of too many holes in the stories and not enough primary sources to back up the family tree he was trying to create.

If you have ANYTHING that substantiates this family, expecially Louisa, I would love to know about it. Thanks in advance.

Eric Johnson


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