Samuel Eldred Gardiner 1765-1830, wife Mary Carpenter 1788-1863 of Rhode Island had a son named Octavus Ferdinand Gardiner 1809-1848.Ocatavus at some point changed his first name to "Gustavus".
Gustavus Ferdinand Gardiner was a 2nd. Lieutenant in the Ninth Massachusetts Volunteers Regiment and died in San Angel Mexico of Typhoid during the U.S. Mexican War.
Gustavus was married to Betsey L. Cudworth 1813-1844. She was the daughter of Jesse Cudworth 1770-1839 and Mary N. Gregory 1777-1864.They hand one son named Samuel Eldred Gardiner 1844-1919.Samuel can be found in the 1880 census under the name of "Gariner" which was misspelled in the census.
Samuel Eldred Gardiner 1844-1919 was married to Mary Ann Dewsnap 1858-1924.They had two children Dr.Elizabeth M. Gardiner 1878-1956 and Samuel Eldred Gardiner 1887-1950.