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About David Gardner

Civil War Veteran🇺🇸

“David and Elizabeth brought their nine children from Greene County, PA., to Ohio in 1834. They halted at the David Lyon place, buying a section or so of land enabling David to give one hundred acres to each child, this tying down his whole clan around him for a generation or so. A later assesment listed his holdings at $4,000, a tidy sum those days, which may have come from sale of assets in Pennsylvania. I did not disturb those tomes of Land Transfers, as i was overwhelmed by a plethora of other problems. Marriages and deeds were recorded meticulously as far back as occurred in the new land, but mere births and deaths were entered at connivence of parents, doctors, pastors, undertakers, and secretaries.
Tome I in Philadelphia Court House records begins with 1865 and frequently a line gives birthdate but only “child”, with the other items along the line “Unknown”. Researchers with long noses and a keen sense of smell can ferret out other sources of information: Cemeteries, Bibles, etc. More material is constantly becoming available, what with microfilming, available censuses, and burgeoning of lical genealogist societies and exploding interest amongst roosters..”…

John Gardner, David”s first child [as dad recalled] was tall, bald with long beard; he was a farmer, teacher and school director for many years. For some years he served as a constable, spending a lot of time hounding down criminals, only to have them surrender to a local squire, one jump ahead, avoiding prison and getting a little more than a mere reprimand. He and his father David donated land for High Hill Cemetery and lumber for the building. ..”
—Charles F. Gardner

🪦 Inscription:

1788 —- 1863
1791 —- 1864

Research Notes:

⚠️ Not to be confused with David Mitchell Gardner (Memorial ID: 35942912) (FamilySearch ID: LCQS-LQ2) ⚠️ Born same year, in PA. Died 10 years later (1873). Different wife, different burial, different cemetery.


13.) David Gardner; Head; Age: 62; b. Maryland; Farmer; Real Estate Value: 4,000;
14.) Elizabeth; Age: 61; b. Virginia;
15.) William; Age: 33; b. Pennsylvania; can Write;
16.) Sarah; Age: 23;
17.) Rachel; Age: 21;
18.) Henry; Age: 18;Attended School;
19.) George; age: 18; Attended School;
20.) Henry O. Tucker; age: 9; b. Ohio; attended School;
21.) James H; age; 7; Attended School;

33.) David Gardner; Head; Farmer; Age: 70; Real Estate Value: 3,388; Personal Estate Value: 1,252;
34.) Elizabeth Gardner; Age: 69; b. Virginia;
35.) William Gardner; Age: 46; b.PA;
36.) James H. Tucker; Age: 16; b. Ohio; in School.

  • Source: The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio by John Brainard Mansfield, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago; Pub. (Part V Biographical Sketches); Page 624: "The first religious society was of the Methodist Protestant persuasion. After worshiping in private houses, the class about 1838, built on Henry Gardner's place, in the southwest quarter of Section 12, a small log meeting house, known as the High Hill Church. It had a mud-daubed interior, seats made of split chestnut poles, no pulpit, but a platform instead, withal a typical pioneer structure. Among the early members were David and John Gardner and Nathan Meeks, Sr. The society did not attain a great numerical strength, and in a few years perished."
  • The Gardners of Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio; Identifier: 495977]; by Gardner, Charles F., 1899- ; FamilySearch Public Library; 208 Page count; Extent: iiii, 97 p., 54 leaves of plates
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed March 16, 2024), memorial page for David Gardner (1788–1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 111639742, citing High Hill Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA; Added: Jun 1, 2013; Created and Maintained by macmadam (contributor 47847520).
  • FamilySearch: David Gardner (KJ4J-4CJ)
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David Gardner's Timeline

Maryland, United States
February 1811
Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 23, 1814
August 27, 1815
Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
Washington, Comté de Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
January 11, 1822
Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 17, 1825
Pennsylvania, United States
April 25, 1827
March 30, 1829
Pennsylvania, United States
August 27, 1831
Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States