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The Gasque family will next be noticed. Samuel Gasque, the first known, settled opposite Marion, over Catfish, before the Revolutionary War. He had five sons, Archie, Samuel, Henry, John and Absalom, and one daughter, Nancy; the mother of these was a Dozier. Archie and Samuel went West. Henry married three times; first Miss Mourning Brown; his second wife was Nancy Brown and this third wife was Milley Bryant. The children of John Gaque mentioned are Mrs. Foxworth, Mrs. Harrel and Ann who was the mother of the late Jessie C Rowell's wife. Absalom married twice. First to a Miss Dozier and second wife was a Miss Davis.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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