The prominent and representative family, of which this gentleman was a member, are influential citizens of Nottingham township. Alexander Gault was born was born in 1797, on a farm in Washington county, Penn., where his youth was passed in the usual duties of farm life. On December 8, 1825, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Wilson, who bore him five children, namely; James, Edith, Sarah (deceased), John W. ( who enlisted in Company K, P. V. Cavalry, and died in the service December 7, 1862) and Alexander (deceased). The mother of these children died, and Mr. Gault was afterward married to Jane Flack, who was born in 1807. The children of this marriage were as follows: Robert, Mary J., and Addie, of whom Addie is the only one yet living. The father owned about one hundred and fifty acres of land. He died in 1872, followed by the mother February 15, 1887. Of the children now living, James owns a part of the old place, and two unmarried daughters (Edith and Addie) each own and manage 100 acres of the old homestead.
Text taken from page 1381 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed January 1997 by Larry Jones of Pittsburgh, PA as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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