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Joseph GASS

Male 1798 - Abt 1860  (61 years)


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  • Name Joseph GASS 
    Born 06 Mar 1798  Greene County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1860  Birchwood, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • (1) Joyce Gass Hickey Edmondson: Branches--A History of the Hickey, Gass, Smith, Blevins, Stanfield, Francisco, Neil, Hoyle, Davis, Kerr, Sterling, Rockhold, Costner, Shults, Boggess, Lane, Peeler, Wilson, Hardin, Chattin, Samford and Keene Families, Sweetwater, TN: 1986, pp. 38-39:

      Joseph was born to James and Nelly in Greene County. He married Jane Kerr and moved to Jefferson County and later to Hamilton County near Birchwood. He sold the land left to him by his father in Greene County to his brother Charles for $44. There were 119 acres.

      Joe was one of the first white people in the Birchwood area. It is said he gave the place the name Birchwood from a large birch tree that stood on the side of the branch near the spring. He had a store there, and was also said to be a wagon maker.

      According to records, Joe died around 1860 (cause unknown). He may be buried in the vicinity of the first Salem Baptist Church which was located near Birchwood. The cabin Joe built there is still standing and is the oldest existing dwelling in Birchwood.
    Person ID I179  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Father James GASS, Sr.,   b. 04 Mar 1773, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1842, Greene County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elinor BAILEY,   b. 1773, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1811  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Bef 1791  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane KERR,   b. Abt 1797, Jefferson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Birchwood, Hamilton County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1817 
    Children 
     1. Mary J. GASS,   b. Jun 1833, Jefferson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 10:41:16 
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart