Society of John Gaither Descendants
The Society of John Gaither Descendants is a family organization, founded and incorporated in 1984 in Maryland. Our goals and interests are the continued preservation and documentation of the family in the United States. Adventurer; Colonist; Planter; Gentleman; Progenitor of practically all Gaithers in America; Believed born in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. We believe John Gater I, born 1599, died in the 1600s, was the first Gater/Gaither in America, arriving on the ship “George” in Jamestown, VA, in 1620, where he appears on the Muster in 1623, sixth on the list under Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor and again in 1636 on the “Assurance” resettling in Maryland at the invitation of Lord Baltimore. We believe the Gaither family in America can trace their ancestry back to John Gater I, in most instances. GAITHER.