Person:David Gass (2)

Capt. David Gass
m. c.1728
  1. Capt. David Gass1729 - 1806
m. 1760
  1. Mary "Polly" Gass1761 - 1828
  2. Thomas Gass1762 -
  3. John Gass1765 - 1855
  4. Sarah "Sally" Gass1767 - 1859
  5. Jenny Gass1769 - 1782
  6. Margaret 'Peggy' Gass1771 - 1858
  7. Susannah Gass1774 -
  8. James Gass1777 - Bef 1841
  9. William Gass1779 -
  10. David Gass, Jr.1781 - Bef 1841
Facts and Events
Name Capt. David Gass
Gender Male
Birth? 1729 Prob. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1760 Prob. Virginiato Sarah Unknown (Cowan?)
Death? 5 May 1806 Madison County, Kentucky


Gass Tapestry
……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky



Source: This article was begun on FamilyPedia
Data. Roster of the Albemarle Militia, 1758


From:Source:Woods,1901 "History of Albemarle County, Virginia", by Rev. Edgar Woods, pub. 1901, pg. 363:

DAVID GASS - Capt. David Gass was born in Pennsylvania in 1729. He settled early in Albemarle Co., Va., where he was serving in the militia in 1758. In 1769 he moved to Castlewood and prepared to go with Boone to Kentucky in 1773. After the Indians attacked Boone's party in Powell Valley, Boone came to Castlewood and lived in a cabin on Capt. Gass's land until he moved to Boonesboro in 1775. Capt. Gass made seven trips to Kentucky before finally moving his family there in 1777. Gass sold his home place on the Clinch to his brother-in-law, Capt. William Cowan, who in turn sold it to James Osborne, Gass died in Madison Co., Ky."


There are indications that David Gass was a brotherinlaw to the Moore family. That might indicate that his wife's last name was "Moore". This might also mean that one of the Moore's, for example might have married a brother or sister of David Gass, which would give no indication of the last name of David's wife.

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 202.--10th October, 1749. William Magill's will--Wife, Margaret, and her son, David Gass; sons, James and William, adjoining Charles Campbell; son, John; grandchild, James' son; daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, Robert Cravens, Hugh Campbell. Signed William Magill, Margaret Magill. Teste: Andrew Erwin, Charles Campbell. Proved, 29th November, 1749, when Margaret renounced the will.
  • 1843 Calendar of the Kentucky Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts

Volume II, Page 283, Shane, John D. Interview with John Gass, near Paris, KY. Data concerning his father, David Gass


David Gass is listed in the Albemarle County Militia in September 1758. Among the others listed is a John Cowan.