Thomas GANNAge: 7617641840

Name
Thomas GANN
Birth March 17, 1764
Note: Thomas, in his application for a Rev War pension, stated that he was born 17 Mar 1764 in Virginia. Thomas' father Adam probably was living close to his widowed mother Elizabeth Gann near Winchester VA at the time of Thomas' birth.
Military
Revolutionary War in North Carolina


Birth of a brotherAdam C. GANN
1769 (Age 4)
Birth of a brotherDaniel L GANN
about 1777 (Age 12)
Marriageunknown View family
about 1788 (Age 23)

Note: Kay says her research proves Elizabeth was NOT Thomas' wife. \" Elizabeth was the widow of Ison/Isom Gann. We have no idea who was the wife of Thomas. I also believe that Mary Gann Corbitt was the daughter of Thomas. This is based upon the connections that I have found in Rhea and Hamilton County.\"
Birth of a son
#1
Cornelius GANN
1791 (Age 26)

Birth of a son
#2
John (Jack) GANN
about 1793 (Age 28)
Birth of a son
#3
Thomas GANN JR
1796 (Age 31)
Birth of a son
#4
George GANN
1798 (Age 33)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth GANN
1802 (Age 37)
Birth of a son
#6
Preston GANN
April 20, 1802 (Age 38)
Death of a fatherAdam GANN
August 6, 1812 (Age 48)
Note: \"Will of Adam Gann, dated 8 Mar. 1812: Blessed be God attest this my last will and testament finding myself in a great indisposion of body but in my rite reasons and in my perfect senses first of all committing my body to the yearth and my soul to God who gave it I think proper to fix my afares leaving Adam Gann and Nathan Gann my executors of my estate first of all I leave unto my beloved wife Christan Gann all my estate consisting of one negro in the hands of my son Dam (probably Dan for Daniel) Gan and all my horses all my cattle sheep and hogs and household furniture to remain in the hands of my wife Christen Gan during her natural life or widowhood and then to be divided equally amonsts my three children Peggy Gan Hannah Gan Samuel Gan unto all my sons and daughters begottn by my first wife I leave one doler to each of them as witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal. Adam (his X mark) Gann, Test George McGuer, Test Joseph McArter,\" (Recorded in Will Book No. 2, Page No. 18, Jefferson County, Tennessee) (Spellings are as used in the original handwritten document.)
Marriage of a childJohn (Jack) GANNSarah (Sally) PAINTERView family
December 1, 1812 (Age 48)
Birth of a son
#7
Robert GANN
about 1821 (Age 56)
Death of a brotherIsham? GANN
July 1825 (Age 61)
Address: According to Gann Gazette (Vol 21, No 1, pp 7) Isham (or Isom) died intestate circa July of 1825 and Cornelius Williams was appointed administrator of his estate Aug 2, 1825 in Rhea Co TN.
Revolutionary War Pension 1832 (Age 67)

Note: Thomas applied for Rev War Pension in 1832, as a captain. He was denied due to the lack of corroborating evidence. Thomas reapplied for pension in 1834 as a private. He got his pension. He lost his pension papers and reapplied for back payments in 1836.


Death July 25, 1840 (Age 76)
Note: A list of Rev War pensioners from East TN lists Thomas Gann and states he died in 25 July 1840. (www.ancestry.com)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
-4 years
elder brother
11 years
younger brother
9 years
younger brother
-27 years
elder brother
12 years
elder brother
Father’s family with CHRISTEN - View family
father
step-mother
half-sister
half-sister
half-brother
Family with unknown - View family
wife
 
Marriage: about 1788
6 years
son
4 years
son
-4 years
son
12 years
daughter
-3 years
son
4 years
son
son
son

Birth

Thomas, in his application for a Rev War pension, stated that he was born 17 Mar 1764 in Virginia. Thomas' father Adam probably was living close to his widowed mother Elizabeth Gann near Winchester VA at the time of Thomas' birth.

Marriage

Kay says her research proves Elizabeth was NOT Thomas' wife. \" Elizabeth was the widow of Ison/Isom Gann. We have no idea who was the wife of Thomas. I also believe that Mary Gann Corbitt was the daughter of Thomas. This is based upon the connections that I have found in Rhea and Hamilton County.\"

Revolutionary War Pension

Thomas applied for Rev War Pension in 1832, as a captain. He was denied due to the lack of corroborating evidence. Thomas reapplied for pension in 1834 as a private. He got his pension. He lost his pension papers and reapplied for back payments in 1836.

Death

A list of Rev War pensioners from East TN lists Thomas Gann and states he died in 25 July 1840. (www.ancestry.com)

Note

According to Thomas' Rev War pension application he participated in many skirmishes with the Cherokee Indians as a Captain in Gen John Sevier's army in TN. One skirmish he mentioned was the "sharp skirmish" at the junction of the Coosa and High Tower.

A summary of the battle was found on a History of the Cherokee web site:

1793 - Oct; Chief John WATTS with the main body of the Cherokee army moved northward across the "Clinch River", then on to the Tennessee River and the Etowah River, where the army entrenched itself. When the Cherokee army discovered a group of white soldiers half-mile downriver, they left their fortifications and ran to kill them, exposing themselves to the main white army of about 600 men under Command of Colonel John SEVIER, who had set the trap. John WATTS army lost many men, guns and supplies. They fell back in disorder from SEVIER'S attack, crossing the Coosa River. At Etowah or "Hightower", the Cherokee army confronted Colonel John SEVIER and lost there too, a major and final defeat. [Trail of Tears, John Ehue, pg 45]

The site of the battle is located in the modern town of Rome GA. The DAR has erected a monument to the Battle of Hightower on its site.

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MilitaryRevolutionary War Record (Continued)Revolutionary War Record (Continued)Pension Abstract for Thomas and Samuel Gann
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Revolutionary War PensionThomas' original letter of application in 1832 for captain's pension
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Revolutionary War PensionThomas' application for private's pension in 1834
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Revolutionary War PensionThomas applied for copies of pension papers and back payment.
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Media objectPension Abstract for Thomas and Samuel Gann
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Media objectGann Family From Hamilton Co TN
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Note: This history of the Gann family in Hamilton Co TN appeared in the Chattanooga newspaper.