42. John Wesley GABBARD36,37,38,39 was born in September 1822 in Clay County, Kentucky.23,24 He died on 1 June 1909 at the age of 86 in McKee, Jackson County, Kentucky.9,37
John Wesley lived in Clay County with his family until at least 1830; his parents were in Madison Co by 1840 where he married Alitha Harrison. At least two of his children seem to have been born prior to that marriage - it could be there is a missing wife, or it took them awhile to get around to formalizing the marriage.
1850 Census, Madison Co KY
John W. "Gabbert", age 30. Alithy 30.
Green, age 12. Mary A. 10. Jacob 8. William 7. Nancy 6. Sally 5. Susan 4. Edward 3. Cythia 2. Jacob Gabbert, age 80.
His grandfather Jacob was also living with John in the 1850 Census in Madison Co KY.
The family was in Jackson Co for the 1860 Census. It's possible this was because of the formation of Jackson Co and not the result of moving.
1860 Census. McKee, Jackson Co KY, Hh 335
John W. Gabbert, age 42, Farmer, b. KY
Leatha, age 44
Nancy Jane 18. Green B. 19. Jacob 17. William H. 15. Sarah 14. Susan 13. Edward 12. Sitha 10. Calesta 9. Palestine 7. John W. 4. Dellia age 2.
1870 Census. McKee Precinct, Jackson Co KY, Hh 57
John W. Gabbard, age 49. Leathy, age 52
Sarah 23. Calista 18. Palistine 17. John W. 14. Delila 12. Margaret E. age 9.
1880 Census. McKee, Jackson, KY, Hh 310
Wesley Gabbard, age 59, b. KY, father b. Tenn., mother b. KY
Letha, 60, wife, b. KY as were her parents
BEREA CITIZEN, published Weekly, Owsley Co KY
10 Jun 1909 Jackson Co, Hurley. Mr. J. W. Gabbard, aged 97, died June 1 after lingering about six weeks. He was a very hale old man until about 2 years ago when he was struck with paralysis while working in the field. He first married Leatha Harrison and unto this union were born 15 children, ten of whom are now living. He next married Susan Jones [who is now in the insane asylum] and unto them were born five children, all living. He was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist church and has always lived a quiet, peaceful life and was loved by all his neighbors. He has had 106 grandchildren, about 250 great granchildren and something near 50 great great grandchildren. The remains were laid to rest Wednesday evening at Roberts graveyard where his wife and grandparents are buried. Quite a large crowd were present.
Buried Roberts Cemetery, Indian Creek in McKee.
Tombstone says he was born in 1812 which doesn't work with the ages of his parents and isn't consistent with census data.
John Wesley GABBARD and Alitha HARRISON were married on 21 December 1841 in Madison County, Kentucky.31,36 Alitha HARRISON, daughter of ELISHA HARRISON and IFFA BAKER, was born in 1816.24,40,41 She died before 1889 at the age of 73 in McKee, Jackson County, Kentucky.31,42
At least two of the children were born before the marriage date; perhaps John had a first wife?
Buried Roberts Cemetery, Indian Creek. No dates.
John Wesley GABBARD and Alitha HARRISON had the following children:
|Green B. GABBARD was born in 1838 in Kentucky.36,38,42|
|Mary Ann GABBARD was born in 1840 in Kentucky.36|
|Jacob H. GABBARD was born in 1842 in Kentucky.36,38|
|William Marion GABBARD was born in 1843 in Kentucky.36,38 |
1870 Census. McKee Precinct, Jackson Co KY, Hh 58 [next to his father]
William M. Gabbard, age 24. Loueza E. 21. Leathy Ann age 1.
1880 Census. McKee, Jackson Co, KY, Hh 311 [still next door to his father]
William Gabbard, 34. Emily age 30, wife.
Letha A. 10, dau. Fanny S. 8, dau. James, 5, son. Sarah J., 2, dau.
|Nancy Jane GABBARD was born in 1844 in Kentucky.36,38 Her age is 18 in 1860 Census, changing her year of birth to 1842 - I think that's incorrect.|
|Sarah "Sally" GABBARD was born in 1845 in Kentucky.36,38|
|Susan GABBARD was born in 1846 in Kentucky.36,38|
|James Edward GABBARD was born in 1847 in Kentucky.36,38 |
Edward Gabbard married Sarah McCollum, bond dated 8 Mar 1871.
1880 Census, Jackson Co:
Edward Gabbard, age 31
Sarah, wife, age 28.
Louisa 8. Lewis 6. Delilah 5. Sally A. age 3
|Cynthia GABBARD was born in 1848 in Kentucky.36,38 Name given as "Sitha" in 1860 or perhaps that should read Litha. One of these girls is missing from the 1860 Census, either Cynthia or Letha. Age given is 10 - perhaps Cynthia has died.|
|Letha GABBARD was born in 1850 in Madison County, Kentucky.37,38 Name may have been transcibed as "Sitha" in 1860 record.|
|Calesta GABBARD was born in March 1851 in Madison County, Kentucky.37,38 |
Calista Gabbard married Daniel J. McCollum, Palestine Gabbard was bondsman, 17 Feb 1877.
|Palestine GABBARD was born on 11 February 1853 in Madison County, Kentucky.37,38 He died on 12 March 1928 at the age of 75 in Kentucky.31 |
Jackson County Marriages, Diana Frymer & Lois Barnes:
Palestine Gabbard married Rachel McCollum, bond dated 15 Mar 1872; bondsman, David McCollum
1880 Census. McKee Precinct, Jackson Co KY
Palestine Gabbard, age 25. Rachel, wife, age 25.
John W. 7, son. David, 6, son. Colista, 4, dau. Margaret, 2, dau.
Buried Roberts Cemetery, Indian Creek, Jackson Co. An obituary is posted on FindAGrav.com. Surviving Palestine were his wife and nine children [two children having already died], two brothers and a sister.
|John Wesley GABBARD Jr. was born in 1854 in Madison County, Kentucky.37,38|
|Delila GABBARD was born in November 1857 in Madison County, Kentucky.37,38|
|Margaret Elizabeth GABBARD was born in March 1861 in Jackson County, Kentucky.37|
John Wesley GABBARD and Susan Jane JONES were married on 13 August 1889 in Jackson County, Kentucky.37 Susan Jane JONES was born in August 1868.37
John Wesley GABBARD and Susan Jane JONES had the following children:
|Fanny GABBARD was born in August 1890 in Jackson County, Kentucky.37|
|Louisa GABBARD was born in November 1892 in Jackson County, Kentucky.37|
|Palestine GABBARD was born in August 1894.37 This appears to be the second son named Palestine.|
|Rose A. GABBARD was born in February 1897 in Kentucky.37|
|Sherman GABBARD was born in December 1898 in Kentucky.37|