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Richard Bush's Family History

Gaskins Family, Northumberland County, Virginia, and Walker County, Texas


Welcome! This website presents various pages from my family's history. There are three elements.

First is Pillar of Liberty's Temple, a biography of Thomas Gaskins, a native of Northumberland County, Virginia, a Revolutionary War officer in the Virginia Continental Line, and my direct ancestor, seven generations distant.

Second are a series of articles on other aspects of life in Northumberland County during the colonial period and the early Republic.

Third is an essay, to be posted soon on Early Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.

I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Please send them to me at

Richard Bush