I've read a few of the messages, but maybe this book will have a little new information.I am not researching them, but they are a very familiar family to me since I work in Gaithersburg, MD.From the Davie County Heritage Book:
"The first Gaither to settle in Davie County was Basil Gaither.He settled in Rowan County, that part of which now is known as Davie.He was accompanied here in 1781 by his brother Burgess Gaither, who located in Iredell County.Burgess Gaithers was active in public affairs.He represented Rowan County in the House of Commons, or the Senate, from 1788 until 1902 (should be 1802).He owned a valuable plantation of 500 acres on Elishas Creek, and there he and his wife spent their last years."
"The father of Basil and Burgess Gaither was Edward G. Gaither, a life long resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.Edward married Eleanor Whittle.Edward was the son of Benjamin Gaither, who spent his entire life in Maryland on the home plantation.Benjamin was married to Sarah Burgess, daughter of Captain Edward and Sarah (Chew) Burgess."
"Ancestors of all the above Gaither men was John Gaither, who came with his young wife Jean to America on the good ship 'Assurance' in 1635 and settled near Norfolk, Virginia.John lived there for many years and acquired considerable property.His son, also named John, was but a boy when he came with his parents to this country.He was active in business circles.he was married to Ruth Morley, daughter of Joseph Morley, and moved to Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where he became an extensive landholder."
There is further information on these people in this book.Some of my ancestors (also from Maryland) and their friends and relatives lived in the same area of NC and were intermarried with Gaithers.