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Larkin & Louisa McPhail Gassaway

Entries: 1386    Updated: Sat Aug 25 10:17:00 2001    Owner: Joyce Gassaway-Johnson

  • ID: I445
  • Name: Laura BRYANT
  • Sex: F
  • ADDR: 409 Rose Hill
  • PHON: 864 224 4746
  • Birth: 3 SEP 1920 in Seneca, South Carolina
  • Note: Teacher of the year 1963
  • Note: Was raised by Larkin II and Anna
  • Note: Laura who now lives in Anderson, SC has been very helpful. When
  • Note: I was in South Carolina in July of 1995. She told me where the
  • Note: cemetery was located where most of the Gassaway family is
  • Note: buried. Of course we spent a few hours there. It must have
  • Note: been the hottest day of year, about 99 degrees, red dirt (which
  • Note: I had heard about but had never seen) and very, very few trees.
  • Note: She gave me the telephone numbers of two cousins Middleton,
  • Note: Jr. and Raymond Gassaway who live in Charllote, North
  • Note: Carolina. She also gave me the telephone numbers of her son,
  • Note: Ansel and Barbara, her sister.
  • Note:
  • Note: She told me that the house in front of the Larkin II homestead
  • Note: was the house that belonged to my grandfather Vester Gassaway
  • Note: before he moved to Detroit in 1922.
  • Note:
  • Note: Alvin and I decided to go back and take pictures of the house.
  • Note: The people who now live in the house are direct decendants of
  • Note: the people who bought the house from my grandfather. Their sir
  • Note: name is Terry. The Terrys are very friendly. We did not go
  • Note: inside the house, but can you imagine how I felt standing on
  • Note: the porch of the house that was built for my grandfather almost
  • Note: 90 years ago? My grandfather died 1 1/2 years before I was
  • Note: born and 6 months after my brother, Arthur was born. I didn't
  • Note: know this house existed. We have to talk to our children and
  • Note: grandchildren so that they will be able to pass our family
  • Note: history from one generation to the next.

    Father: Charlie BRYANT
    Mother: Annie GASSAWAY b: 9 JUN 1898 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Ansel DRUMMOND , Sr. b: 9 FEB 1916 in Greenville, SC
      1. Has Children Living DRUMMOND
      2. Has Children Living DRUMMOND

      Marriage 2 Hansen CURETON

        Marriage 3 Theodore WILLIFORD b: 8 JUN 1907 in South Carolina