Dr. Abner Gaither

Dr. Abner Gaither died in Shelbyville, Bedford Co Tn. of the cholera, also very young. The cholera epidemic hit the area and most well people left the area, he sent his two young sons, Silas T. & Ebbinezer (Ebb) with his parents, Rezin & Tabitha Jabobs Gaither back to Marshall Co. Ky. He stayed to help the suffering people until he contracted the disease himself. He is on the list of a minister who said a prayer over the mass grave as they were being buried.

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