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David Gander

Male 1800 - 1871  (70 years)


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  • Name David Gander  [1
    Born 10 Oct 1800  Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 10 Oct 1800  Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alternate birth 1801  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 18 Jun 1871  Spencer Township, Guernsey County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9, 10
    Buried Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Bluebell, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID I26011  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BAM
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 

    Father Samuel Gander,   b. Between 1761 and 1765,   d. 6 Oct 1840, Highland Township, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Barbara Zull,   b. Between 1761 and 1770, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1840, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1786  [11
    Family ID F15572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachael Shull,   b. 16 Jan 1803, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1869, Guernsey County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1822  Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Notes 
    • Married by John B. Tilden, the same justice of the peace from Stephens City, Virginia, that married Rachael's older sister Catherine to David's older brother John almost a year earlier.

      "Neither Gander brother resided in. Page Co., Va., as stated in the Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy." ["Jonathan Shull (Sholl) / Margaret Whissen Biography", citation details below]
    Children 
    +1. David Cross Gander,   b. 30 Jun 1844, Spencer Township, Guernsey County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1914, Byesville, Guernsey, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F15569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Charles Gander (citation details below):

      It has been reported that David and his brother George walked from the neighborhood of Capon Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia), to Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1827. George, who had migrated to Ohio in 1814, evidently had returned to Virginia to guide his younger brother and his small family to the Ohio frontier. David had been the last of the known male descendants of his grandfather Peter Gander to move from the Valley of Virginia to Ohio. Construction on the National Road in Ohio (now U.S. route 40) had begun only two years earlier. Although all of the roads followed by David on his journey to Zanesville were unpaved and especially difficult when wet, the Ohio segment along Zanes Trace still was only a little better than a path through forests beaten down by men and animals; most fordable streams were unbridged. David had a dog that also accompanied the family to Ohio, but shortly after arriving in Muskingum County, the dog decided to leave. He swam the Ohio River and when he arrived back in the former neighborhood in Virginia, his paws were raw. He was taken over and cared for by one of David's former neighbors. […]

      In July of 1863, the Confederate forces under General John Morgan made a raid into southern Ohio, advancing the farthest north of any Confederate force during the Civil War. Warned of this raid, David and his youngest son, David Cross, hid almost all of their horses in a bush-covered gully. Two of David's other sons were away serving in the Union Army. The Confederate forces came through the farm, took the one unhidden horse and some food and proceeded further north. The horse was never returned.

      When about 43 years of age, David was converted (possibly from Baptist or Reformed beliefs) and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is listed as one of the "early members" of the Bethel M.E. Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3391] Find a Grave page for David Cross Gander.

    2. [S3393] Find a Grave page for David Gander.

    3. [S3304] Ohio Obituary Index, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, on ancestry.com., year only.

    4. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, on ancestry.com., year only.

    5. [S4269] Spaid Genealogy, from the First of the Name in This Country to the Present Time by Abraham Thompson Secrest. Columbus, Ohio: 1922., date and state only.

    6. [S4275] "David Gander / Rachel Shull Biography", posted to ancestry.com by Charles Harrison Gander, 3 Dec 2016. Cites his The History and Genealogy of the Gander Families (1987), a work not available to us.

    7. [S2231] 1870 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    8. [S3393] Find a Grave page for David Gander., year, county, and state only.

    9. [S3304] Ohio Obituary Index, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, on ancestry.com., year and state only.

    10. [S4269] Spaid Genealogy, from the First of the Name in This Country to the Present Time by Abraham Thompson Secrest. Columbus, Ohio: 1922., "near Pleasant City".

    11. [S4279] "Samuel Gander / Elizabeth Barbara Zoll Biography", posted to ancestry.com by Charles Harrison Gander, 3 Dec 2016. Cites his The History and Genealogy of the Gander Families (1987), a work not available to us.

    12. [S3394] Find a Grave page for Rachel/Rachael Shull Gander.

    13. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, on ancestry.com., year and state only.

    14. [S3397] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, on ancestry.com.

    15. [S4272] Scholl, Sholl, Shull Genealogy by John William Scholl. New York: The Grafton Press, 1930.

    16. [S4274] "Jonathan Shull (Sholl) / Margaret Whissen Biography", posted to ancestry.com by Charles Harrison Gander, 31 Jan 2017. Cites several works by him unavailable to us, including The Ancestral History of Thelma E. Adair and The Ancestral History of Barbara (Weber/Weaver) Gander.