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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday’s Obituary~William Covington Gathings

Death of William C. Gathings
Special to The News
Hillsboro, Tex., May 10. – William C. Gathings of Covington, one of the most generally and favorably known citizens of this county, and a member of the Gathings family noted in Texas history for the part they performed in the reconstruction era immediately succeeding the Civil War, died at his home at 11 o’clock this morning after a brief illness. He was 61 years of age.
He was a native of North Carolina, but came to Texas at an early age, and after serving through the war in the twelfth Texas Cavalry, located near the site of the home in which he died, and had lived in that vicinity ever since. His wife and a number of children survive him. 

William Covington Gathings is my wife’s 2nd Cousin 3 time removed.   he was born 20 Sept. 1844 in Anson County, NC, a son of Col. James Jackson Gathings, Sr. and his wife Martha Wall Covington.

[1] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 11 May 1905, page 5, column 5.

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