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Offline ladyhawkac

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william alexander gatewood
« on: Wednesday 31 March 10 21:24 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any American records for a William Alexander Gatewood born in Charleston, South Carolina about 1853. I have found a family in the 1860 census with a son W. Gatewood who is 8 years old which could be him. By the 1870 census the family have disappeared and William later turns up in England in the 1881 census where he spent the rest of his life. I am hoping there is some way to condirm I have the right American family but I don't know how to go about it.

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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 March 10 21:44 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

A possible way is via his British marriage cert - www.lancashirebmd.org.uk

Lancashire Marriage indexes for 1880
William A Gatewood to  Eleanor S Rigby at  Everton, St. George registers at Liverpool 2018WD/10/264

A copy of the cert will give his fathers name and occupation which you can then match to that 1860 entry
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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 March 10 21:48 BST (UK) »
This is the GRO ref for online ordering  www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

Marriages September qtr 1880
 
West  Derby  Volume 8b Page 511
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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 April 10 15:57 BST (UK) »
Hi lady
1870 US census shows this family in Charleston, SC
GATEWOOD
Madeline, 52
Virginia, 21
Leonora 24
Annie, 15

It appears (to me, anyway) that this is family on the 1860 census, minus the father W.C. Gatewood.

Do you know the parents of your William Alexander?

I don't yet see him on the 1870.

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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 April 10 18:45 BST (UK) »
http://books.google.com/books?id=GHBfBOdwsCkC&pg=PA246&dq=%22william+gatewood%22&lr=&ei=C9K0S8faEI26Nt_16YIP&cd=53#v=onepage&q=%22william%20gatewood%22&f=false

William Gatewood house

also

Date: March 03, 1861
Location: Louisiana
Paper: Daily True Delta
Article type: News Article

William C Gatewood, an old and
prominent resident of Charleston, died there on the 25th. The Mercury says he was one of the first originators of the New York and Havana packet lines, and was instrumental in the establishment of the first cotton press built in that city.

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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 April 10 18:56 BST (UK) »
SCHOFIELD - Lancashire, Manchester, Oldham

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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 April 10 19:03 BST (UK) »
Rest of the family 1850

 United States Census, 1850
Charleston, ward 2, Charleston, South Carolina
Name: Elisabeth Ann Galewood
Age: 9 years
Estimated birth year: 1841
Birthplace: South Carolina
Name: Madeline Galewood
Census place: Charleston, ward 2, Charleston, South Carolina
Age: 11 years
Estimated birth year: 1839
Birthplace: South Carolina
Name: Mary M Galewood
Age: 32 years
Estimated birth year: 1818
Birthplace: South Carolina
Name: W C Galewood
Age: 43 years
Estimated birth year: 1807
Birthplace: Virginia

   GATEWOOD    ANNY   25       CHARLESTON    2-WD; CHARLESTON    1880 census
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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 April 10 15:49 BST (UK) »
Hi all, can I say thank you to all who have replied to my request. I have the marriage certificate of William Alexander Gatewood and his father is down as William Gatewood, deceased and Cotton manufacturer. So I find it really interesting to see that Ohio Susan as found a reference in a paper about a W. C. Gatewood in the Daily True Delta newspaper as it claims he was instrumental in the establishment of the first cotton press built in that city. The 1860 census does not give an occupation for W. C. Gatewood and the 1850 one sais he was a marchant?

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Re: william alexander gatewood
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 December 15 17:24 GMT (UK) »
I am researching William Alexander Gatewood as one of my ancestors.
One research site gave him as a British citizen from Samoa! Is this correct?