I have traced Gastons from SC back to France. John Gaston b. 1710 Clough Water, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, d. 1782 Cedar Shoals, now Chester Co. SC. m. Esther Waugh,ca 1737. She b. 1715 N. Ireland. d. 1789 Craven Co SC. Twelve known children: Margaret, Martha, William, John, Jr., James, Robert, Hugh, Alexander, David, Ebenezer, Esther and Joseph b. b. 1763, d. 1836 Chester Co., SC. m. Jane Brown, b 1768, d. 1858 SC. Other Joseph to Ohio unknown, but might have been related.