Flourished: 1824-1850 Menard County, Illinois
In 1824, Gaddie, his brother, and their widowed mother settled in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1838, he married Mary Ann Slack in Cass County. By 1850, they still resided in Menard County.
The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 319; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Cass County, 28 March 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 329-30.