William GaultAge: 68 years17351803

Name
William Gault
Birth 1735 20 20
Birth of a sisterJanet Gault
1737 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Gault
1739 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Gault
1739 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAdam Gault
1741 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Cowen
June 1760 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargret Hartgrove Gass McGill
1760 (Age 25 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Gault
1762 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Robert “Robin” Gault
December 1, 1764 (Age 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabel Allison
1764 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William Gault Jr
1767 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Jane Gault
1769 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Isabella “Abby” Gault
1771 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#5
John Gault
1773 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Charles Gault
1775 (Age 40 years)

Death of a fatherRobert Cowan Gault
1776 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Joseph Gault
1777 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Thomas Gault
1780 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Susannah Gault
January 20, 1785 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Cowan Gault
1785 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherAlison Cowen
1785 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Grace Gault
1787 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a son
#11
James Gault
1789 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12
Nancy Gault
1791 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a son
#13
Hugh Coffey Gault
March 30, 1793 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Gault
1797 (Age 62 years)
Residence 1800 (Age 65 years)
Death July 18, 1803 (Age 68 years)
Burial
Birth 1735 20 20
Birth of a sisterJanet Gault
1737 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Gault
1739 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Gault
1739 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAdam Gault
1741 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Cowen
June 1760 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargret Hartgrove Gass McGill
1760 (Age 25 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Gault
1762 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1Robert “Robin” Gault
December 1, 1764 (Age 29 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabel Allison
1764 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#2William Gault Jr
1767 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3Jane Gault
1769 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4Isabella “Abby” Gault
1771 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#5John Gault
1773 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a son
#6Charles Gault
1775 (Age 40 years)

Death of a fatherRobert Cowan Gault
1776 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#7Joseph Gault
1777 (Age 42 years)

Birth of a son
#8Thomas Gault
1780 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9Susannah Gault
January 20, 1785 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Cowan Gault
1785 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherAlison Cowen
1785 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Grace Gault
1787 (Age 52 years)

Birth of a son
#11James Gault
1789 (Age 54 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12Nancy Gault
1791 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a son
#13Hugh Coffey Gault
March 30, 1793 (Age 58 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Gault
1797 (Age 62 years)
Residence 1800 (Age 65 years)
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UIDRebecca CoffeyView this family
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Death July 18, 1803 (Age 68 years)
Burial
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father
mother
Marriage: 1734Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage: 1734Pennsylvania, United States
2 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
Janet Gault
Birth: 1737 22 22Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1805Salisbury, Lancaster, PA, USA
3 years
younger brother
Joseph Gault
Birth: 1739 24 24Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1797Union, Union, South Carolina, United States
1 year
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Adam Gault
Birth: 1741 26 26Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: August 19, 1812
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Susannah Gault
Birth: January 20, 1785 50 45South Carolina, USA
Death: August 4, 1850Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
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father
mother
Marriage: 1734Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage: 1734Pennsylvania, United States
2 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
Janet Gault
Birth: 1737 22 22Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1805Salisbury, Lancaster, PA, USA
3 years
younger brother
Joseph Gault
Birth: 1739 24 24Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1797Union, Union, South Carolina, United States
1 year
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Adam Gault
Birth: 1741 26 26Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: August 19, 1812
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Susannah Gault
Birth: January 20, 1785 50 45South Carolina, USA
Death: August 4, 1850Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
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  1. Generation 1
    1. William Gault, son of Robert Cowan Gault and Alison Cowen, was born in 1735 in Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA and died on July 18, 1803 in Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA at the age of 68.

      Children of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey:

      1. Robert “Robin” Gault (17641837)
      2. William Gault Jr (1767)
      3. Jane Gault (1769)
      4. Isabella “Abby” Gault (1771)
      5. John Gault (1773)
      6. Charles Gault (1775)
      7. Joseph Gault (1777)
      8. Thomas Gault (17801840)
      9. Susannah Gault (17851850)
      10. Grace Gault (1787)
      11. James Gault (17891835)
      12. Nancy Gault (17911836)
      13. Hugh Coffey Gault (17931877)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Robert “Robin” Gault, son of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born on December 1, 1764 in Lancaster, PA and died on May 17, 1837 in Union County, South Carolina at the age of 72.

    2. Thomas Gault, son of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born in 1780 and died in 1840 at the age of 60.

    3. Susannah Gault, daughter of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born on January 20, 1785 in South Carolina, USA and died on August 4, 1850 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois, USA at the age of 65. She married James McCormack on July 1, 1805 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA.

    4. Grace Gault, daughter of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born in 1787.. She had a relationship with James Johnson She married James Johnson on June 5, 1805 in Williamson, Tennessee, USA.

    5. James Gault, son of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born in 1789 and died in 1835 at the age of 46.

    6. Nancy Gault, daughter of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born in 1791 and died in 1836 at the age of 45.

    7. Hugh Coffey Gault, son of William Gault and Rebecca Coffey, was born on March 30, 1793 in North Carolina and died on February 6, 1877 at the age of 83.

Note

From Heritage of Lincoln County Tennesee. The Lincoln County Heritage Book Committee, 2005. Article 741 (p. 247)

Rebecca Coffey Gault brought her six youngest children from the Waxhaw Settlement in Carolina to Williamson County, Tennessee in 1803, and on to Lincoln County (LCT) about 1804. Her son James Gault lived his life in Williamson County, but Thomas Gault, Susannah Gault, Grace Gault, Nancy Gault, and Hugh Coffey Gault all contributed to the early settlement of Lincoln County.

Rebecca Coffey (Coffee) was born about 1744 in Virginia, probably Harper's Ferry or Augusta County, and she most likely died in LCT. Maybe she was a daughter of Hugh Coffee (ca 1700â¢ca 1766), who came to Virginia from Ireland about 1725 and lived on Cowpasture River. "Genealogical records are scarce" in that frontier Scots-Irish area, according to Francis Forrest Reed. This family moved to Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1754.

Rebecca Coffey married William Gault (Galt, 'Gaut) (ca1735-bef 1803) about 1762, and they lived in the Waxhaw Settlement, where Andrew Jackson was born and raised on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The "Waxhaw region straddled Waxhaw Creek, a branch of the Catawba River where the Catawba Indians once roamed. Because of the creek, the region was a fertile island in a wasteland of pine woods, and it had a slight reputation for the quality of its grapes. A meeting house had been erected to provide community life. And, of course there was a church which was Presbyterian in denomina­tion."

William Gault was a farmer, Revolutionary War soldier, and the subject of Elisabeth Leighty's book, "The William Gault Family History." When I visited the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Lancaster County, South Carolina, the Revolutionary Plot included markers for William Gault and son Robert "Robin" Gault. They were in a group by the monument for Andrew Jackson's mother Elizabeth Hutchison Jackson. According to a nearby ranger, the Old Waxhaw Church was where hymn singing (in addition to singing Psalms) started and caused a split in the Presbyterian Church.

A James McCulloughâs 1857 letter printed in Elisabeth Leighty's book describes a 1663 Galt Family Bible and its historic journeys from Scotland to Ireland to America. William Gault's parents came from County Antrim in Ireland to Pennsylvania, where he was born about 1735. Maybe he was a son of Robert Gault or James Gault of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

William and Rebecca Gault had thirteen chil­dren:

  1. Robert "Robin" (1764-1837)
  2. William Jr (ca 1767-d. early)
  3. Jane (ca 1769)
  4. Isabella "Abby" (ca 1771)
  5. John (ca 1773)
  6. Charles (ca 1775) 7 Joseph (ca 1777) all stayed in Carolina.

The six brought to Tennessee by their mother were: 8. Thomas Gault (1780­1840) married Sarah Appeling, and they had five sons who were raised and married in LCT. (Wm. A, Henry, James J, Hugh C, and John P.) Thomas was a farmer and shoemaker, a good, quiet, honest Christian man. 9. Susannah Gault (1785-1850) m. James McCormack, and they raised eleven children in LCT. 10. Grace Gault (ca 1787) m1 James Johnson and had two daughters. She m2 John Wilson, had five more daughters in LCT, and they moved to Washington Co, Arkansas in 1842. 11. James Gault (ca 1789-1835) m. Ellen McCain and lived in Williamson Co, TN. 12. Nancy Gault (ca 1791- ca 1836) m. John Clark Taylor, and they raised nine children in LCT (James Dixon, Hugh, Jonathan Anderson, John, Huldah, Samuel Brown, Harrison Compton, Eliza, and William Brycen Taylor). 13. Hugh Coffey Gault (1793­1877) m. Nancy M. Askins and moved their fam­ily to Randolph Co, Illinois in 1831, because they were opposed to human slavery. He was a car­penter, farmer, and auctioneer. Elvira, Pressley Brown, Rebecca, Robert Henry, and Nancy Minerva were born in LCT. James, Steele, Lovejoy, and a daughter were born in Illinois. Hugh and Nancy's son Pressley Brown Gault wrote the touching 1893 accounts of so many of these individuals, which are included in Elisabeth Leighty's book.

The father William Gault died in the Carolina Waxhaw Settlement, before Rebecca Coffey Gault moved the six youngest children to Tennessee in 1803. "For some cause not now known to me, Grandmother and her family, all but James, left Williamson County [where they had located and commenced farm life] and went fifty miles southeast and located in Lincoln County five miles west of Fayetteville, the coun­ty town. This move, I think took place in 1804 or 1805 and here they continued to live and make this their home for many years." Rebecca Coffee Gault and all of her children, "who came to Lincoln County, all became members of the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church that was organized in that part of the country - which took place about the year 1816." (Pressley Brown Gault).

Thomas Gault had land on Swan Creek, near where James and Susannah Gault McCormack lived. LCT court records listed Thomas Gault, Hugh Coffey Gault, and James McCormack sev­eral times on jury lists. James and Susannah Gault McCormack's many scattered descen­dants include this writer

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