John Gaddis

John GADDISAge: 7918361915

Name
John GADDIS
Birth March 26, 1836
Note: The most likely state of his birth is Indiana. His draft record in 1863 states he was born in Indiana
Birth of a brotherWilliam GADDIS
January 16, 1840 (Age 3)
Birth of a brotherSamuel GADDIS
August 14, 1840 (Age 4)
Birth of a brotherEdward or Edwin GADDIS
May 16, 1844 (Age 8)
Note: 1850 census lists him as being born in Indiana. Death certificate says he was born in Evansville, Ma…
Death of a fatherJohn? GADDIS
about 1849 (Age 12)

MarriageMandana WALTONView family
April 22, 1858 (Age 22)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Olive GADDIS
July 8, 1859 (Age 23)
Death of a wifeMandana WALTON
October 30, 1860 (Age 24)
Census 1860 (Age 23)
Note: John's brother William lived with his new family.
MarriageAnn Priscilla STILLView family
August 8, 1861 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
#2
John E. GADDIS
July 1862 (Age 26)
Death of a sonJohn E. GADDIS
November 3, 1863 (Age 27)
Residence 1863 (Age 26)
Note: John Gaddis was listed in the Indiana Civil War Draft Registration Book as follows:
Birth of a son
#3
William Alfred GADDIS
April 12, 1864 (Age 28)
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 (Age 28)
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
#4
Jacob Henderson GADDIS
March 31, 1866 (Age 30)
Birth of a son
#5
Walter Chalmers GADDIS
July 1869 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Priscilla Mae GADDIS
July 10, 1870 (Age 34)
Birth of a son
#7
Elam Frederick GADDIS
1872 (Age 35)

Death of a sonElam Frederick GADDIS
August 22, 1873 (Age 37)
Birth of a son
#8
Robert Uriah GADDIS
August 20, 1874 (Age 38)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Fannie C GADDIS
October 1876 (Age 40)
Birth of a son
#10
Frank E GADDIS
March 22, 1879 (Age 42)

Birth of a son
#11
Bert N. GADDIS
August 1881 (Age 45)
Death of a sonFrank E GADDIS
August 29, 1881 (Age 45)
Marriage of a childWilliam CUNNINGHAMMary Olive GADDISView family
March 12, 1884 (Age 47)
Marriage of a childJacob Henderson GADDISMargret Elizabeth BEETLEView family
December 31, 1888 (Age 52)
Marriage of a childMartin Cambridge MORRISPriscilla Mae GADDISView family
October 2, 1889 (Age 53)
Marriage of a childOtto Waverly PIXLEYFannie C GADDISView family
May 2, 1895 (Age 59)
Death of a brotherWilliam GADDIS
March 7, 1904 (Age 67)
Note: Wiliam GADDIS was born Jan 16, 1840 in Vicksburg, SC, died March 6, 1904. He was married first to M…
EventAnn Priscilla STILLView family
50th Anniversary
1911 (Age 74)
Note: Newspaper article celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Death of a brotherGeorge (Gory-Gary) GADDIS
February 22, 1914 (Age 77)
Death May 12, 1915 (Age 79)
Burial
Religion
Christian

Religion

Note: John and Priscilla Gaddis were members of the Christian Church. (Partially taken from a descriptio…
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Family with Mandana WALTON - View family
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Marriage: April 22, 1858Warrick Co
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Family with Ann Priscilla STILL - View family
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Marriage: August 8, 1861Millersburg, Warwick Co., Indiana
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Frank E GADDIS
Birth: March 22, 1879
Death: August 29, 1881buried in Slocumb Cemetery in Fairfield IL
2 years
son

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

MarriageJohn Gaddis and Priscilla Marriage LicenseJohn Gaddis and Priscilla Marriage License
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CensusPartial page from 1865 census - shows John and George GaddisPartial page from 1865 census - shows John and George Gaddis
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DeathJohn GADDIS Obituary, May 20 1915, Wayne County Record
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Note: The second mill in Fairfield Ill started by John Gaddis.
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Media objectPartial page from 1865 census - shows John and George GaddisPartial page from 1865 census - shows John and George Gaddis
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Media objectJohn Gaddis & Wife, Ann Priscilla STILL GaddisJohn Gaddis & Wife, Ann Priscilla STILL Gaddis
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