EDWARD T. GAITHER

EDWARD T. GAITHER, grocer and provision dealer, located on North Main Street, Carthage Mo., was born in 1831. His father’s name was Silas, and his mother’s maiden name Elizabeth Campbell. Edward T. Gaither was reared principally in Franklin county, Missouri, his father’s family moving there in 1838. He was brought up on a farm, and has lived on one more or less ever since, although teaching school some fourteen years. He served four years in the Confederate army in the trans-Mississippi department, under General Marmaduke. In 1879 he came to Carthage, Missouri, where he has since been in the mercantile business. In March, 1882, he and his partner, Mr. Quinn, opened the grocery, provision, and feed store where they are now in business. They have a large and complete stock in their line, and are surpassing their most sanguine expectations. Mr. Gaither owns a finely improved farm, and it is regarded as one of the best in this region of the country. He was married April 8, 1866, to Sarah J. Rickner, of Jasper county, Missouri, whose father was one of the first settlers of the county, who died in 1861. They have six children living and one deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Gaither are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Gaither is to be commended for his business success, and commands the respect of the community generally

Researching Gaithers in Georgia?

For those of you interested in researching Gaithers in Georgia, The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a great site with a lot to offer. The newspapers are digitized and fully searchable.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

The following are a few examples of what you can find.

From the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.) 1820-1872, February 17, 1846

WILL BE SOLD, on the first Tuesday in March next, in the town of Eatonton, 400 acres ofl and, more or less—being the place whereon the late Mrs. Elizabeth  Gaither resided,on a credit of one,two, three and four years. Notes, with undoubted security, will be required.Sold in pursuance of the last will and testament of
Brice Gaither, deceased, for the benefit of their heirs.
GREENBURY GAITHER, HENRY GAITHER  Executors

WILL BE SOLD, on the 26th of February next at the late residence of Mrs. Elizabeth Gaither,near Eatonton. about a hundred barrels of corn, together with Fodder, Oats, Bacon, Lard, Horses,Mules, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, a close Carriage, Barouche,
Wagon, household and kitchen furniture, and a variety of other articles belonging to
the estate of Brice Gaither, deceased. Terms on the day of sale. Sale to continue from day to day until all is sold.
GREENBURY GAITHER, HENRY GAITHER, Executors
Jan. 20, 1845

From the The Dublin post. (Dublin, Ga.) 1878-1894, April 09, 1879

The length of a pig's tail led to a murder in Madison county, N. C.,
last. Thursday. Two farmers, named Norton and Gaither, disputed concerning
the length of the tail of a pig which they were examining.
Norton gave Gaither the lie, whereupon Gaither told Norton to get
ready for a deadly fight, Both men drew their revolvers almost simultaneously.
Gaither was fatally wounded and Norton lost a thumb. The
point as to which of the two men was right in regard to the length of
the pig's tail remains undecided.

The Georgia Journal. (Milledgeville, Ga.) 1809-1847, July 14, 1835,

DIED—In Newton county, on the night of the 25th . Greenbury, youngest child of Dr. Henry and Mrs. Sarah Gaither, aged 13 months and 9 days: Parental affection could not but weep, when the 'tendered of human ties was rending. But the struggle is over—the
infant is gone,and the voice of its Redeemer, crying, "Suffer little children to come unto me forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven," inspires confidence,
and peace, and heavenly resiguation.

Go to the following website to begin your search. https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu

Happy Hunting

 

President’s Message

Dover, FL, October 15, 2017 - Greetings and salutations from the President's cubical and Howdy to all my Gaither cousins. First and foremost, as your new President, I would like to take a moment to give a huge thank you to our out-going Officers and Directors for a job well done in your service to the Society. You have set the bar high, as it should be, and I will strive to continue to build upon the firm foundation laid down by you and those that preceded you. I welcome this opportunity to serve the Society.

Goals, everyone needs Goals.

I think everyone will agree that to enhance and grow the Society, we should be willing to change and adapt with the times. The following is what I and others that I have spoken with see as means to accomplish these goals.

Grow Membership. Folks everyone knows that any organization is only strong as its membership. Without the continued contributions of its current members and the infusion of new members, we will slowly die on the vine, so to speak. Let’s all be proactive and renew our membership and encourage others to do so. Encourage other family members especially any children or grandchildren to get involved and join. With the holidays fast approaching a membership would make a great stocking stuffer. Continue reading