There were actually 3 William Smith Gaithers. Basil Gaither & spouse Prudence had sons: 1. William Smith Gaither b. 1809, m. Charity Eaton their son, William Smith Gaither b. 1830 m. (1) Julia Williams & (2) Martha E. (? Meade) 2. Jonathan Gaither b. 1814, m. Louisa Peek their son, William Smith Gaither,b. 1843 m. Inda (or Indiana) Brown.(My g-grandparents)
There were3 several Gaither families in Martin Co with lots of the same names.This can be very confusing.