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      Location - in the lawn at the Old Lee County Courthouse, S Horner Blvd, Sanford.

      Coordinates: 35d 28m 04.2s N; 79d 09m 47.3s W Click here for Google maps

      Survey by Allen Dew in March 2017.

  1. Gaster, Jacob Morris   (b. 16 Apr 1765 - d. 16 Dec 1855)
      • Husband of Nancy Dye Gaster. Jacob Gaster was originally buried on land formerly owned by his father Henry Gaster with only fieldstones marking the grave. In 2007 as part of the Lee County Centennial Celebration his remains were moved to the Lee County Courthouse Lawn as he was the only known Revolutionary participant from Lee County. A military marker for Jacob can also be found in the Gaster Cemetery at Carolina Trace Golf Community but his body is actually buried in the lawn at the Courthouse. Jacob and Nancy had 6 children
        David b. 1803; d. 1879
        Henry b. 1808; was still alive in 1870
        Barbara b. 1812; married Esau Thomas
        Jacob b. 1814; married Mary Ann Shaw
        William b. 1819; d. 1911; married Nancy Booker.

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