William Gardner

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William Gardner, son of Stephen Gardner and Jemima Worth, was born at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, November 1743.1,2 He died at Deep River, Guilford Co., North Carolina, before November 1817, when his will was proved.3

William married (1) Susanna Gardner, daughter of James Gardner and Susanna Gardner, at Nantucket, 27 November 1766;4,1 he married (2) Deborah Davis, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at New Garden, Guilford Co., North Carolina, 4 March 1801.5

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated in the Salisbury District, Guilford Co., North Carolina, with 1 free white male over 16, 4 under 16, and 7 free white females.6

Family 1

Susanna Gardner b. abt. 1746, d. bef. 1801
  • William Gardner7,2 b. 8 Jun 1767
  • Jemima Gardner7,8 b. 27 Jun 1769
  • Susanna Gardner7,9 b. 27 Jan 1771
  • Rachel Gardner7 b. 28 Dec 1772
  • Thaddeus Gardner7 b. 29 Mar 1774
  • James Gardner7 b. 4 May 1776
  • Elizabeth Gardner7 b. 12 Apr 1779
  • Mary Gardner7 b. 6 Jan 1783
  • Anna Gardner7 b. 16 Jan 1785
  • Obed Gardner7 b. 19 Oct 1786
  • Jesse Gardner+7 b. 8 Sep 1789, d. bef. 29 Oct 1864
  • Judith Gardner7 b. 25 May 1791

Family 2

Deborah Davis
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  1. [S35] Alexander Starbuck, The History of Nantucket (Boston, Massachusetts: C.E. Goodspeed, 1924), 770, further cited as Starbuck, History of Nantucket.
  2. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, five vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-28), 2:81, further cited as Vital Records of Nantucket.
  3. [S1169] Irene B. Webster, Guilford County, North Carolina: Will Abstracts: 1771-1841 ([Guilford, North Carolina]: p.p., c1979), 74, further cited as Webster, Guilford Co. Will Abstracts.
  4. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 4:534,536.
  5. [S1156] William Wade Hinshaw and Thomas Worth Marshall, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (six vols., 1938; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 1:541, further cited as Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy.
  6. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), NC:153, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  7. [S1156] Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy, 1:780.
  8. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:46.
  9. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:78.