LUFKIN, TEXAS 75902-6701


(The relationships shown here are not completely proven, but are likely from what is know from available documents.)

Samuel Gann was born about 1705 and died sometime before 1762 in Frederick Co., Virginia and was buried in Virginia. It is not known where he was born or who his parents were. He married Elizabeth, who died after 1762 in Rockingham Co., North Carolina. Most Ganns in America are descended from Samuel and Elizabeth Gann.

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann

(Highlighted names have links to their own separate page.)


Adam Gann (#2445) was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann . He was born sometime between 1727 and 1735 in Frederick Co., VA and married in VA to Jane. Adam died in 1812 in Jefferson Co., TN and was buried there. Jane died in Washington Co., TN.

"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.)

Children of Adam and Jane

Other children could have been: Jacob, Clement, Isaac, William Adam and unknown daughters.

Ignatious Nathan Gann (#2438)

Ignatious Nathan Gann was born 1759 in VA, and married about 1780, Susan. Ignatious died 18 Jul 1839 in Washington Co, TN and was buried on his farm there. Susan died about 1810 in Washington Co, TN and was also buried on his farm.

He also married a second wife Mary, and since the date of this marriage is unknown it is possible that some of the children shown below under his first marriage are actually children with Mary.

He also married a third time 24 Dec 1817 in Kingston, Roane Co, TN, Sarah Delaney, who was born 1792 in TN. Sarah died 9 Apr 1856 in Titus Co, TX.

Children with Susan and/or Mary

Children with Sarah Delaney

See also Gann Historical Society Web Page

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