Benjamin Gaither

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Benjamin Gaither
Born c. 1784 (1784)
Died 1838 (aged 53–54)

Benjamin Gaither (c. 1784–1838) is the namesake of Gaithersburg, a U.S. city located in Montgomery County, Maryland.[citation needed]

Benjamin Gaither was the son of Henry and Martha Ridgely Gaither and was born approximately 1784.[1] He married Margaret Brookes who was the daughter of Henry C. Brooks and Martha (Bowie) Brooks.[1]

Benjamin Gaither died in 1838.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The City of Gaithersburg (2002). Gaithersburg: History of a City. Arcadia Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 978-0738523729.