Yes, there is a lot of information on the GAITHER line, but a lot of what is floating around on the Internet is also wrong.
Can you cite your source/original record showing John as born 26 Jan. 1648? I am aware of no church entry/cemetery inscription/Bible record giving an exact birth date.
Also, what is your evidence that John's wife Ruth was a BEARD?When Richard BEARD and wife Rachel [ROBINS] arrived in MD he claimed land in 1650 for transportation of himself, wife Rachel, and childern Richard and Rachel.His daughter Ruth had to have been born in Maryland, not in VA.
Now, for John's wife Ruth.She had a child that was born 27 February 1707/8 by her second husband Francis HARDISTY.If she was at the end of her child-bearing years and about 48 at this time, then she couldn't have been born much earlier than about 1660.As her first child John was born 16 Jan. 1677/8, if she was only 15 when she became pregnant, she couldn't have been born much later than about 1662.Put the two together and she had to have been born ca. 1660-1662.
What evidence do you have that Ruth, daughter of Richard BEARD, and Ruth, wife of John GAITHER are the same person?See my site below for additional evidence against their being the same person. http://pweb.netcom.com/~fzsaund/gaither.htmlhttp://pweb.netcom.com/~fzsaund/gaither.html