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About Job Gastineau, Sr.

the correct connection between Job Sr. and my George Gastineau@ http://www.geni.com/people/George-Gastineau-c1775-1867/6000000011275706800 still eludes family researchers — but it certainly exists.


Ref; HISTORY OF PULASKI CO., KY; BY TIBBALS, ALMA OWENS pgs 38,39,40... Job Gastineau Sr was brought over by George MERCER and GEORGE WASHINGTON via the OHIO LAND COMPANY OF VIRGINA... No refs for this;

RECORD:

1. Loyd D. Gastineau, Compiler, Our Gastineau Family, 3rd Edition (1994, Windmill Publications Inc., Mt. Vernon, In.), pg. 7, Loyd Gastineau (?-2006), 2704 Imperial Dr., Huntsville, AL. 35801.

2. Michael K. Smith, Ancestors of Plummer Emanuel Gastineau, http://www.oldbooksmith.com/report-pierregastineau.html . Formerly at - http://book-smith.tripod.com/gastineau.html. "


Job Gastineau Sr. According to Alma Owens Tibbals, he was "of the Huguenot family that came with emigrants brought over from England and France by the Ohio Land Company of Virginia under George Mercer and George Washington. These people made settlements on a large tract of land granted them by the King of England prior to 1776" [Alma Owens Tibbals, A History of Pulaski County, Kentucky (Bagdad, KY: Grace Owens Moore, 1952), pp. 39-41].

Job was born between 1745 and 1750, possibly in Maryland [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, or in 1755 in Virginia [Pulaski County Historical Society, Pulaski County, Kentucky, Cemetery Records (Somerset, KY: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1976)], or in 1764 in France [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41]. NOTE: Tibbals is certainly wrong in this last statement!

He witnessed the will of his father, George Lewis Gastineau, 4 October 1768 Somerset County, Maryland [Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 14 (1767-1772), p. 60].

He married 1st Elizabeth Nutterwell, daughter of Robert Nutterwell and Mary Unknown, c.1770, possibly in Maryland. He witnessed the probate of the will of Robert Nutterwell in 1775. Job was possibly the father, by Elizabeth Nutterwell, of my direct ancestor, George Gastineau. [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]

It has been claimed, and accepted by the Daughters of the American Revolution, that Job enlisted for Revolutionary War service 2 January 1777 Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia: GASTINEAU, Job: born 1760, died 1856. m. Elizabeth Mercer Brown. Pvt., Virginia. [DAR Patriot Index, Centennial edition (Washington, DC: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1994), p. 261]

HOWEVER: This Revolutionary War service record actually is for Job GASKINS, whose enlistment at Middle Brook, Virginia on 2 January 1777 for three years' service is well documented (though he served only until the end of December 1779). There is no indication, contemporary or otherwise, that Gaskins can be accepted as the equivalent of Gastineau, and no indication that this individual was ever anywhere near Princess Anne County.

Mrs. S. A. Frye of Somerset, Kentucky, contended (in her considerable correspondence in the 1960s, often quoted by later and less experienced researchers) that Job's Revolutionary War service record is taken from Saffell's Virginia Soldiers (p. 267): Job Gastineau, Private, 12th Virginia Company, 30 November 1778, under Capt. John Gregory, in Col. Daniel Moran's Co.

HOWEVER: John W. Dudley, Assistant Archivist, Virginia State Library (Richmond), has stated that "An examination of W. T. R. Saffell's Records of the Revolutionary War reveals that the references on p. 267 pertain to one Job GASKINS rather than to Job Gastineau."

Dr. John E. Manahan, Professor of History at Virginia State University (and a reliable genealogist) also has said that the name Gastineau has never been spelled Gaskins, as he himself is of the Gaskins lineage of Virginia and is familiar with their pedigree.

Job married 2nd Elizabeth Mercer Brown, daughter of John Brown and Elizabeth Mercer, c.1781, possibly in Maryland [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41; Ancestral File; Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. She apparently was the daughter of John Brown & Elizabeth Mercer (who was a daughter of Robert Mercer II & Ann Mounce). George Mercer (Robert's brother?) was supposedly involved with George Washington in the Ohio Land Company (formed 1748).

On 17 February 1790, "Joab Gastineau" received a survey on 316 acres, south side of Middle Fork, Holston River, Washington County, Virginia [Lewis Preston Summers, History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786; Washington County, 1777-1870 (Richmond, VA: J. L. Hill Printing Co, 1903), p. 1219]. He received an additional land grant for 279 acres on Neil Branch, Middle Fork, Holston River, which was witnessed by George Gastineau.

In 1803, Job and Elizabeth Gaskenew sold to James Grimes 175 acres in Washington County, Virginia (Washington County, Virginia, Deed Books, Book 3, p. 120). This land originally was granted 5 June 1774 to John Hopton, was later sold to James Anderson, and was then inherited by his son, William Anderson on 19 October 1799 [Summers, History of Southwest Virginia, p. 812]. In 1807, Job and Elizabeth Gastinian sold to William Stalcup 125 acres in Washington County, Virginia [Washington County, Virginia, Deed Books, Book 4, p. 64].

By family tradition, Job took his family from Virginia to Pulaski County, Kentucky, just before 1810, "buying most of the land." They settled in a "good" part of the county. [NOTE: I've prowled around in that part of the county several times in the past few years and I can testify that it wasn't that good. . . .]

Job appeared on the 1810 census in Pulaski County, Kentucky:

Job appeared on the 1810 census in Pulaski County, Kentucky:

    Gastineau, Job 
    Males:     16-26 - 1 
                     over 45 - 1 
    Females:  10-16 - 1 
                     over 45 - 1

Job and Hannah Rogers, daughter of Edward Rogers and Hannah Borden, obtained a marriage license on 30 October 1812 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, and they were married 8 November 1812 [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau; Ancestral File]. (His 3rd wife, her 2nd husband).

He most likely died c.1826 in Pulaski County, Kentucky [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. It used to be claimed that he died in 1856 or 1857 at the age of 100 years or more [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41], but this is now recognized as an erroneous conflation of two different "Job Gastineaus."

(1.) Job5 Gastineau Jr. 

(2.) Marguerite5 Gastineau was born 1783 Washington County, Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3]. She died 1831 Pulaski County, Kentucky — apparently unmarried. [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3].

(3.) Charles5 Gastineau was born c.1786 Washington County, Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3]. He married Ann Douglas, 1812 Pulaski County, Kentucky. He died 1834 Pulaski County, Kentucky [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3].

(4.) William5 Gastineau was born c.1787 Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3.). He married Elizabeth Barron, 1808 Pulaski County, Kentucky.

(5.) Henry5 Gastineau was born c.1790 Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3].

(6.) Elizabeth5 Gastineau was born c.1792 Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3]. She married John Douglas, 1810 Pulaski County, Kentucky. She died before 1820 Pulaski County, Kentucky [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3].

(7.) Marion5 Gastineau was born c.1795 Virginia [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3].
(8.) Jesse5 Gastineau was born c.1800 Virginia. He never married [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, p. 3]."

CHRISTENING:

3. Loyd D. Gastineau, Compiler, Our Gastineau Family, 3rd Edition (1994, Windmill Publications Inc., Mt. Vernon, In.), pg. 9-10, Loyd Gastineau (?-2006), 2704 Imperial Dr., Huntsville, AL. 35801.

4. Flossie Oakes, Gastineau Family 2nd Edition (1973/4), pg. 9-10.

-------------------- 16. Job5 Gastineau Sr. (George, #32); born 1745-1750 probably in Maryland [Janice Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. Married 1st Elizabeth Nutterwell (see #17), daughter of Robert Nutterwell and Mary ---(?)--- circa 1770 probably in Maryland [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. Married 2nd Elizabeth Mercer Brown, daughter of John Brown and Elizabeth Mercer, circa 1781 also probably in Maryland [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41; Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. Married 3rd Hannah Rogers, daughter of Edward Rogers and Hannah Borden, 8 November 1812 Pulaski County, Kentucky (marriage license obtained 30 October 1812; her 2nd husband) [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41; Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]. He died circa 1826 Pulaski County, Kentucky [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41].

According to family histories, Job served in the Virginia militia from 2 January 1777 Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia. The DAR records list him as follows: GASTINEAU, Job: b. 1760, d. 1856. m. Elizabeth Mercer Brown. Pvt., Virginia [DAR Patriot Index, Centennial edition (Washington, DC: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1994), p. 261].

However, the Revolutionary service record is for Job Gaskins, who enlisted at Middle Brook, Augusta County, Virginia, on 2 January 1777 for a term of 3 years (but served only until the end of December 1779). There is no indication, contemporary or otherwise, that "Gaskins" can be accepted here as the equivalent of "Gastineau".

Another record cites military service military service for Job Gastineau on 30 November 1778 in Virginia. Mrs. S. A. Frye of Somerset, Kentucky contends that Job's Revolutionary War service record is taken from Saffell's "Virginia Soldiers" (p. 267): Job Gastineau, Private, 12th Virginia Co., November 30, 1778, under Capt. John Gregory, in Col. Daniel Moran's Co.

However, John W. Dudley, Asst. Archivist, Virginia State Library (Richmond), states that "An examination of W. T. R. Saffell's Records of the Revolutionary War reveals that the references on p. 267 pertain [again] to one Job Gaskins rather than to Job Gastineau."

Dr. John E. Manahan, Prof. of History at Virginia State Univ (and a reliable genealogist) says the name Gastineau had never been spelled Gaskins, as he himself is of the Gaskins lineage and is familiar with their pedigree.

Job worked at one point as a surveyor and recorded a survey of 316 acres, south side of Middle Fork, Holston River on 17 February 1790 Washington County, Virginia [Lewis Preston Summers, History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786; Washington County, 1777-1870 Richmond, VA: J. L. Hill Printing Co, 1903), p. 1219].

He received a grant of 279 A. on Neil Branch, Middle Fork, Holston River, Washington County, Virginia. Witnessed by [his son?] George Gastineau. Originally granted (5 June 1774) to John Hopton, later sold to James Anderson, then inherited by his son, William Anderson on 19 October 1799 Washington County, Virginia [Summers, History of Southwest Virginia, p. 812].

From Job and Elizabeth Gaskenew to James Grimes, 175 A. (Washington County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, p. 120) in 1803 Washington County, Virginia. Also: Job and Elizabeth Gastinian to William Stalcup, 125 A. (Washington County, Virginia, Deed Book 4, p. 64) in 1807 Washington County, Virginia.

He migrated to Pulaski County, Kentucky, between 1808 and 1810.

Job appears on the 1810 census of Pulaski County, Kentucky:

  Gastineau, Job           Males: 16-26 - 1               Females: 10-16 - 1                                                  
                                                      over 45 - 1                              over 45 - 1

Only known child of Job5 Gastineau Sr. and Elizabeth Nutterwell (see #17) was:

   * 8 i. George4 Gastineau. 

______________________

Job4 Gastineau Sr. According to Alma Owens Tibbals, he was "of the Huguenot family that came with emigrants brought over from England and France by the Ohio Land Company of Virginia under George Mercer and George Washington. These people made settlements on a large tract of land granted them by the King of England prior to 1776" [Alma Owens Tibbals, A History of Pulaski County, Kentucky (Bagdad, KY: Grace Owens Moore, 1952), pp. 39-41].

Job was born between 1745 and 1750, possibly in Maryland [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau, or in 1755 in Virginia [Pulaski County Historical Society, Pulaski County, Kentucky, Cemetery Records (Somerset, KY: Pulaski County Historical Society, 1976)], or in 1764 in France [Tibbals, History of Pulaski County, Kentucky, pp. 39-41]. NOTE: Tibbals is certainly wrong in this last statement!

He witnessed the will of his father, George Lewis Gastineau, 4 October 1768 Somerset County, Maryland [Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 14 (1767-1772), p. 60].

He married 1st Elizabeth Nutterwell, daughter of Robert Nutterwell and Mary Unknown, c.1770, possibly in Maryland. He witnessed the probate of the will of Robert Nutterwell in 1775. Job was possibly the father, by Elizabeth Nutterwell, of my direct ancestor, George Gastineau. [Budd, Ancestors of George (Sr.) Gastineau]

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Job Gastineau, Sr.'s Timeline

1750
1750
Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1770
1770
Age 20
Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1782
1782
Age 32
Washington County, Virginia, United States
1783
1783
Age 33
Washington, Virginia
1784
1784
Age 34
Wythe, Washington Co, VA, USA
1785
1785
Age 35
Virginia
1785
Age 35
1785
Age 35
1785
Age 35
1785
Age 35