Search billions of records on

This line has been linked with Family Group #39 as of 22 Feb 2001. A member posted their names to the Name Index and within 24 hours was contacted by a member of this group recognizing a link. This is what this webpage is all about!

The descendants of Archibald GEDDES of Scotland came to GA in abt 1825.  The group's first Scottish documented couple is George GEDDES and Margaret INNES.  George GEDDES (b. Scotland in 1680) and his sister Margaret are descendants of George's grandfather, Archibald (b. 1624) and George's father, Alexandre (b. 1653). Wife of George, Margaret INNES b: 1684 m: 1707 in Burnsyde. Scotland.  Her father was: John INNES,  The Fifth Mother: Isobel HAMILTON.

The next generation, all apparently born in Scotland, consists of: Alexander GEDDES b: 1709, Christian GEDDES b: 1711 m. John ADAMSON 20 Jul, 1732 in Keith , Thomas GEDDES b: Abt. 1715 m. Katherine MILNE, James Archibald GADDIS b: 1717, William GEDDES b. 1719, George GEDDES b: 28 Jun, 1721 in Kempcairn, Robert GEDDES b: 30 Oct, 1722 in Kempcairn, Jannet GEDDES b: 31 Jul, 1724 in Kempcairn.

For the following generations, the documented family members are all descended from James Archibald GADDIS/GEDDES and wife Margaret and their sons, James GADDIS b. 1805 and Archibald GADDIS b: 1801 who married Nancy RAY b: 1801.  The second of this couple's 11 children, Lewis Clark GADDIS, is noted as being born in the USA in 1826 in Habersham Co., GA d: 18 Jan, 1882 and was married in 1845 to Catherine C. LINGERFELT b: 1819 d: 1869. The other 10 children are: John B. GADDIS (firstborn) b. 1824 and those following Lewis Clark GADDIS are: Peter J GADDIS b: 1827, James M GADDIS b: 1829 m. Elizabeth KINSEY b: 1843, Mary Ann GADDIS b: 1831, Elizabeth M GADDIS b: 1833, Nancy Luweasy GADDIS b: 1836, Archibald C GADDIS b: 1837, Closey N GADDIS b: 1840, Patsey L GADDIS b: 1843 and Iredell Kinsey GADDIS b: 1846.

Other family names include HAWK and HAWKE in GA, SC, AR and many in OK. The Hawk children of Lewis Clark GADDIS all took the last name of his second wife, Artimissa HAWKS b: 1843 in Pendleton District, SC.

Jim McDonald's line which connects to this family group is as follows:

Jim's grandparents were Francis Marion Gaddis and Laura Ann Arp, who belong in group 18.  Our crowd has never used anything except the GADDIS spelling. Marion Gaddis was the son of James William Harshaw Gaddis. Marion was born in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia and moved with his family to Cherokee County, NC as a child in 1891, just before the death of his mother, Anna Bruce Gaddis.  His father, James William Harshaw Gaddis, was the son of William Isham Marshall Gaddis
Laura Ann Arp was the daughter of William Alfred Lucius Arp and Mary Ann Kimsey.

Contacts for this family line:
Nancy Heap?note first letter in address is not "m", it is r + n, like in Roger and Nancy. -
Roberta Huff -
Jim McDonald or Jennifer McDonald Hasian Rawson -
Cheryl Hudson -


Back to:

Family Groups Page

Link to next family line

Main Page