John GADDIS, 18361915 (aged 79 years)

Name
John /GADDIS/
Birth
Note: The most likely state of his birth is Indiana. His draft record in 1863 states he was born in Indiana
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Note: 1850 census lists him as being born in Indiana. Death certificate says he was born in Evansville, May 16, 1944. Also, it states his father was from Penn.

1850 census lists him as being born in Indiana. Death certificate says he was born in Evansville, May 16, 1944. Also, it states his father was from Penn.

1900 Census, Vol22, ED18, Sheet7, L39-Gibson Co.,White River TWP, Hazelton IN

Death of a father
about 1849 (aged 12 years)
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Census
Note: John's brother William lived with his new family.

John's brother William lived with his new family.

John Gaddis 1860 Census
Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1860: Millersburgh, Warrick, Indiana
Post Office: Canal

John Gaddis 25
Mandenna L Gaddis 24
Mary A Gaddis 1
Brusilla Spencer 25
William Gaddis 19 Ohio

Death of a wife
Marriage
Birth of a son
Residence
1863 (aged 26 years)
Note: John Gaddis was listed in the Indiana Civil War Draft Registration Book as follows:

John Gaddis was listed in the Indiana Civil War Draft Registration Book as follows:

John Gaddis
Residence: Harty, Warrick, Indiana
Age on 1 July 1863: 25, Married
Place of Birth: Indiana

Death of a son
Birth of a son
Note: 1870 census of Olney IL lists William as being born in Indiana his younger brothers are listed as being born in Illinois.
Census
1865 (aged 28 years)
Note: John Gaddis was living in Olney IL accrding to the 1865 IL state census, close to his brother George Gaddis.
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
1872 (aged 35 years)
Death of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
March 22, 1879 (aged 42 years)
Death of a son
Birth of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a son
Note: There is a conflict with records in the courthouse. The records (online) have:

There is a conflict with records in the courthouse. The records (online) have:

Hodspeth, Artamassia 29 Gaddis, Robert 25 Jun 7 1899 D 89 McNeel

Death of a brother
Note: Wiliam GADDIS was born Jan 16, 1840 in Vicksburg, SC, died March 6, 1904. He was married first to Miss Ricketts. Three children were born of whom Harry survives. In 1880 he was married to Miss Dora Skaggs, one son Gary was born. He leaves his wife, two sons, four brothers, Gary of Olney, John of Fairfield, Samuel of Nevada MO, and Edward of Hazelton, IN. William was a Civil War Vet.
Event
50th Anniversary
1911 (aged 74 years)
Note: Newspaper article celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Newspaper article celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gaddis on August 8th passed the fiftieth milestone that marks their journey of married life. They have been residents of this city the past fifteen years.
Mr. Gaddis was born at Gettysburg, Pa., March 26th, 1836. At an early age he served an apprenticeship in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a carpenter. He operated the first planing mill in Evansville Ind., during his early manhood.
Mrs. Gaddis' maiden name was Priscilla Still. She was born in London, England, May 31, 1841. She came to this country at the age of 16 years. The couple was married at Millersburg, Ind., Aug. 8, 1861.
Forty years ago Mr. Gaddis established a furniture factory in Olney, which he conducted for a time. He came to this city 39 years ago and established a hardwood saw mill. He sawed and donated the lumber used in constructing the present M. E. church building. Later he established a flour mill in connection with his saw mill on the site now occupied by the Fairfield ice plant. This mill was later burned. He went to Wayne City some 28 years ago and engaged in the saw milling business, and also established the flour mill there, later owned by Paul Hardy. He sawed and donated the hardwood lumber for the Wayne City Christian church. In 1896 he returned to Fairfield and built the flour mill now being operated by his son, B. N. Gaddis.
By a former marriage Mr. Gaddis had one daughter, Mrs. A. S. Jessop, of Xenia. This couple has been the parents of six children: William, Robert and Bert N., in this city; Charles Gaddis, at Mt. Sterling, Ill., Jacob Gaddis, of Weatherford, Okla., and Mrs. M. C. Morris, of Xenia, Ill. There are 24 grand-children. Several children have died.
The venerable couple live alone on Southern depot street in this city, and are enjoying fairly good health for people of their age.
The golden wedding day was celebrated in a quiet sort of way, the couple receiving the congratulation of relatives and such friends as had been advised of the affair. That they may live to celebrate many more wedding anniversaries, is the wish of their many friends in which the PRESS joins heartily.

Wayne County Illinois Press
August 17, 1911

Death of a brother
Death
Burial
Religion
Christian
Religion
Note: John and Priscilla Gaddis were members of the Christian Church. (Partially taken from a description written by Paul F Campbell in 1903.) Wayne City is close to Fairfield.

John and Priscilla Gaddis were members of the Christian Church. (Partially taken from a description written by Paul F Campbell in 1903.) Wayne City is close to Fairfield.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The Christian Church of Wayne City was organized by Elder J. S. Rose in June, 1889. The following were officers: J. K. Ashley and J. M. Lee Elders Joe Pixley, Jonathon Bratton, and John Gaddis, deacons; J. H. Gaddis, clerk. A block of three lots was bought from P. A. Gaddis and a building was commenced and finished in the summer of 1890.

Family with parents
father
elder brother
Gory Gaddis of Olney IL
18311914
Birth: March 1831 31 Ohio
Death: February 22, 1914Richland Co. IL
5 years
himself
JGaddis.jpg
18361915
Birth: March 26, 1836 36 Indiana or Penn. or Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio
Death: May 12, 1915Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
sister
younger brother
18401904
Birth: January 16, 1840 40 Indiana
Death: March 7, 1904Olney, Richland Co. IL
7 months
younger brother
SamuelGaddis.jpg
18401918
Birth: August 14, 1840 40 Indiana
Death: January 6, 1918St Louis, MO
4 years
younger brother
EdwardGaddis.jpg
18441933
Birth: May 16, 1844 44 Indiana, probably Evansville.
Death: November 10, 1933Rogers, Benton Co., AR
Family with Mandana WALTON
himself
JGaddis.jpg
18361915
Birth: March 26, 1836 36 Indiana or Penn. or Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio
Death: May 12, 1915Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
wife
18371860
Birth: about 1837
Death: October 30, 1860Warwick Co., IN
Marriage MarriageApril 22, 1858Warrick Co
15 months
daughter
18591939
Birth: July 8, 1859 23 22 Millersburg, Indiana
Death: April 17, 1939Mt Carmel IL
Family with Ann Priscilla STILL
himself
JGaddis.jpg
18361915
Birth: March 26, 1836 36 Indiana or Penn. or Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio
Death: May 12, 1915Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
wife
AnnStillgaddis.jpg
18411915
Birth: May 29, 1841 26 28 Holborn, London, England
Death: May 21, 1915Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
Marriage MarriageAugust 8, 1861Millersburg, Warwick Co., Indiana
1 year
son
18621863
Birth: July 1862 26 21 Warrick Co., IN
Death: November 3, 1863Warrick Co., IN
22 months
son
WmGaddis.jpg
18641947
Birth: April 12, 1864 28 22 Indiana
Death: April 9, 1947Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK
2 years
son
18661951
Birth: March 31, 1866 30 24 Wayne Co., ILL.
Death: October 3, 1951Weatherford, OK
3 years
son
1 year
daughter
PriscillaMaeGaddis.jpg
18701949
Birth: July 10, 1870 34 29 Olney, Richland Co., IL
Death: May 19, 1949Palestine, Illinois
3 years
son
18721873
Birth: 1872 35 30
Death: August 22, 1873Wayne Co. Illinois
3 years
son
18741937
Birth: August 20, 1874 38 33 Wayne City, Wayne Co., ILL.
Death: July 30, 1937Fairfield, Illinois
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
18791881
Birth: March 22, 1879 42 37
Death: August 29, 1881buried in Slocumb Cemetery in Fairfield IL
3 years
son
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Birth

The most likely state of his birth is Indiana. His draft record in 1863 states he was born in Indiana

Census

John's brother William lived with his new family.

John Gaddis 1860 Census
Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1860: Millersburgh, Warrick, Indiana
Post Office: Canal

John Gaddis 25
Mandenna L Gaddis 24
Mary A Gaddis 1
Brusilla Spencer 25
William Gaddis 19 Ohio

Residence

John Gaddis was listed in the Indiana Civil War Draft Registration Book as follows:

John Gaddis
Residence: Harty, Warrick, Indiana
Age on 1 July 1863: 25, Married
Place of Birth: Indiana

Census

John Gaddis was living in Olney IL accrding to the 1865 IL state census, close to his brother George Gaddis.

Event

Newspaper article celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gaddis on August 8th passed the fiftieth milestone that marks their journey of married life. They have been residents of this city the past fifteen years.
Mr. Gaddis was born at Gettysburg, Pa., March 26th, 1836. At an early age he served an apprenticeship in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a carpenter. He operated the first planing mill in Evansville Ind., during his early manhood.
Mrs. Gaddis' maiden name was Priscilla Still. She was born in London, England, May 31, 1841. She came to this country at the age of 16 years. The couple was married at Millersburg, Ind., Aug. 8, 1861.
Forty years ago Mr. Gaddis established a furniture factory in Olney, which he conducted for a time. He came to this city 39 years ago and established a hardwood saw mill. He sawed and donated the lumber used in constructing the present M. E. church building. Later he established a flour mill in connection with his saw mill on the site now occupied by the Fairfield ice plant. This mill was later burned. He went to Wayne City some 28 years ago and engaged in the saw milling business, and also established the flour mill there, later owned by Paul Hardy. He sawed and donated the hardwood lumber for the Wayne City Christian church. In 1896 he returned to Fairfield and built the flour mill now being operated by his son, B. N. Gaddis.
By a former marriage Mr. Gaddis had one daughter, Mrs. A. S. Jessop, of Xenia. This couple has been the parents of six children: William, Robert and Bert N., in this city; Charles Gaddis, at Mt. Sterling, Ill., Jacob Gaddis, of Weatherford, Okla., and Mrs. M. C. Morris, of Xenia, Ill. There are 24 grand-children. Several children have died.
The venerable couple live alone on Southern depot street in this city, and are enjoying fairly good health for people of their age.
The golden wedding day was celebrated in a quiet sort of way, the couple receiving the congratulation of relatives and such friends as had been advised of the affair. That they may live to celebrate many more wedding anniversaries, is the wish of their many friends in which the PRESS joins heartily.

Wayne County Illinois Press
August 17, 1911

Religion

John and Priscilla Gaddis were members of the Christian Church. (Partially taken from a description written by Paul F Campbell in 1903.) Wayne City is close to Fairfield.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

The Christian Church of Wayne City was organized by Elder J. S. Rose in June, 1889. The following were officers: J. K. Ashley and J. M. Lee Elders Joe Pixley, Jonathon Bratton, and John Gaddis, deacons; J. H. Gaddis, clerk. A block of three lots was bought from P. A. Gaddis and a building was commenced and finished in the summer of 1890.

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Probably two on the right are Edward and John.

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The second mill in Fairfield Ill started by John Gaddis.

Note

Unknown Date, copied from Fairfield Paper

Fairfield's First Automobile

John Gaddis and son, Jacob Gaddis, enjoy the distinction of being the first of our citizens to invest in an automobile. It was bought in St. Louis, and was brought out by a representative of the house last week. Brief stops were made at Nashville, Centralia and Mt. Verson, and the machine exhibited to prospective buyers. It cost $725, and is the "run about" size and pattern.

The Gaddis families enjoyed numerous spins Saturday and Sunday and Monday morning John and Jake Gaddis went to Salem, where they have a mill, returning Tuesday morning. Both trips were made in about five hours, which is almost as quickly as it can be made by rail, via Flora, including the stop of thirty minutes or more at the last named place which must be made in going by rail.

The automobile trip could be made in faster time by the automobile were it not for the stops rendered necessary by frightened teams along the road. Many horses that are not afraid of trains or anything else, frighten badly at the sight of an automobile, and the slight chucking noise made by the gasoline motor, while other horses pay no attention to it. The Messrs. Gaddis will use all precaution possible, but it is well for our people to be a little on the guard until they see how their horses take to the "horseless"carriage.

Many of those who have used the automobile think it is great sport, and it probably only remains for the manufacturers to get them down more reasonable figures to insure their general introduction.

Note

Chapter 14 "History of County"

Mills and Factories.---The manufacturing industries of Fairfield are few, and mostly unimportant, being confined chiefly to mills. Hardin Barnhill built the first mill in the town in a very early day. (...) Next came the Fairfield Mills. They were built by John Gaddis, about 1875-76, and were afterward burned. Then the present mills were built. After their completion, Gaddis sold, in the spring of 1883, to Benheimer, who has greatly improved them ...

Note

From the Records of Civil court Cases in Warrick Co IN

1863
Hart, Geo. C. v Gaddis, John & Buzzingham, Oliver -debt
1129

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John Gaddis and Brothers circa 1905
John Gaddis and Brothers circa 1905
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JohnGaddisFam.jpg
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Fairfield Mills
Fairfield Mills
Note: The second mill in Fairfield Ill started by John Gaddis.
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Partial page from 1865 census - shows John and George Gaddis
Partial page from 1865 census - shows John and George Gaddis
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John Gaddis & Wife, Ann Priscilla STILL Gaddis
John Gaddis & Wife, Ann Priscilla STILL Gaddis
Note: Photo shared by wnh181 on ancestry.com.