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William Gardiner was born 1 May 1804 to John Gardiner and his wife (unknown as yet) in Virginia.
All that is known of his father is that William lists him as being born in Ireland.

According to Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 index, William married Mary Shiner (born bet. 1813-1814) on 20 March 1832 in Frederick County, Virginia.

In the book by Samuel Kercheval, he is listed as a subscriber of Kercheval's now famous book "A History of Shenandoah County". He was living in White Post, Clarke, Virginia, along with his brother, John Gardiner (b. 1801) in 1833.

I believe he and Mary had three children. According to the 1840 US Census it shows he had one child, female, between the ages of 10-15, and 2 females under the age of 5, and a wife between 20-29 years of age.  Mary must have died sometime between 1840-1842.

Their known children:
Female, born approx. bet. 1832-1835, listed as b/t 5-10 years in 1840 US Census.
Female, born bet. 1836-1840, listed as under 5 years of age in 1840 US Census.
Susan G. Gardiner, b. November 1840

On 10 November 1842, in Frederick County, Virginia, William married Nancy T. Cornwell, (July 1815 -  17 March 1888) daughter of William and Margaret Haynie Cornwell.

Their known children:
Alcinda C. Gardiner b. abt 1843
Matilda A. Gardiner b. 23 January 1848
John Isaac Gardiner b. 28 December 1854* see more information in Gardiner info.

In latter census's, William's occupation is listed as both Master Carpenter, and later as Chairmaker. This makes sense, as I know his son, Isaac John was also a master carpenter and built many of the farm houses and barns in the area around their home. It is very possible that William may have done so, as well.

William died on 5 March 1886 and is buried in the Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery. Nancy Cornwell Gardiner died on 17 March 1888 and is also buried in there.They were generational members of the church; many of their children and grandchildren are buried there, as well.

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