Re: Ancestry of Two Ann Gatewoods
I have extensively researched this topic since I posted this message two years ago. The theories regarding the Nalle - Gatewood marriages in "Nall Families of America Including Nalle, Naul, Nalls" and "Notes on the Nalle Family of Culpeper County, Virginia" each have problems. So, I reviewed the court records in Essex, Spotsylvania, Orange, and Amherst counties from about 1700 to 1770 (dates varied by county) to identify all of the connections between the Nalle and Gatewood families. I also went through a process of elimination for all of the Gatewood family for the first four generations of descendants to find the best fit for the two Ann "Gatewoods." I have reached some conclusions about the Gatewood - Nalle family ties based on this research that I believe are consistent, but not proven by court records. I plan on preparing a paper for publication on this topic in the near future, so I will defer any detailed comments until the article has been published.