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66. Elijah G. GABBARD was born on 14 March 1818 in Clay County, Kentucky.34 He died on 6 October 1900 at the age of 82 in Cass, Franklin County, Arkansas.

Elijah married Sarah Stevens, bond dated 23 Dec 1836, Madison Co KY. Edward Gabbard was bondsman and also gave consent although he did not specify that he was the father of the groom. David Stevens, father of the bride, gave consent. Minister's return dated 28 Dec 1836.

1850 Census. Laurel Co KY, Hh 343
Elijah Gabbard, 35
Sarah, 34
Mary 14. Martha, 12, Susan, 10, Edward 7, Levina, 5. Sarah 3. Silas 2, and Polly, 3 months

1860 Census. Estill Co KY, Hh 765
Elija Gabbard, 42. Sarah, 42
Martha, 22, Susan 19, Luvina 16, Sarah 13, Edward 17, Mary 11, Elizabeth 8, Silas 7, Jno 5, Matilda 3, Hiram 2.

1870 Census. Millers Creek Prec. Estill, KY, Hh 224
Elijah Gabbard, 51, Farmer, b. KY
Sarah, 42
John, 14. Hiram, 12. Matilda, 11.
Ge. W. Lynch, age 5

1880 Census. Hilburn, Madison Co, AR
Elijah Gabbard, age 62
Sarah, 63
George W. Lynch, age 16

1900 Census. Boston Twp, Franklin Co, AR, Hh 50
Hiram Gabbard, b. Jul 1858, age 42, married 22 years
Sarah, wife, b. Jan 1859, age 41, 10 children - 8 are living
Children all born in Arkansas:
Silas E., b. Oct 1886, 13
James N., son, b. Aug 1888, 11
Lewis F., son, b. Feb 1890, age 10
John C., son, b. Jan 1892, 8
Willie E., son, b. Mar 1893, 7
Eliga W., son, b. May 1896, 4
Beckie E., dau, b. Feb 1882, age 18
Margaret F., dau, b. Oct 1883, age 16
Eliga, Father, b. Dec 1818, age 81, widowed

Elijah is said to have been a red-headed preacher who stammered when he spoke, but never when he preached.

Buried Cass Cemetery, Cass, Franklin Co, AR. He has a military marker - Co E, 47th KY Inf - for Civil War service. His death date is said to have come from the records of the headstones of deceased Union Veterans.

Elijah G. GABBARD and Sarah STEPHENS were married on 28 December 1836 in Madison County, Kentucky.5,34,35 Sarah STEPHENS, daughter of David STEPHENS and Nancy ESTRIDGE, was born in 1816 in Kentucky.34 She died in 1899 at the age of 83 in Arkansas.36

Elijah G. GABBARD and Sarah STEPHENS had the following children:

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Mary Ann GABBARD was born on 1 November 1837 in Laurel County, Kentucky.34,37,38 She died in 1883 at the age of 46 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky.38

Mike Carr gives a date of birth of 1 Nov 1839.

1860 Census, Jackson Co KY, McKee, Hh 47
Hiram Metcalf, age 27, farmer, b. KY
Mary Ann, 23, b. KY
Elijah age 3 and Elisha age 1.

1870 Census. Millers Creek Twp, Estill, KY, Hh 391
Hiram Metcalf, age 36, b. KY
Mary A. 31
Elijah 13. Elisha 11. Mary 10. Reuben P. 6. Martha 2, John, age one month

1880 Census. Millers Creek, Estill, Ky, Hh 323
Hiram C. Metcalf, age 47. Mary A., wife, 42.
Reuben P., 14, Son. Martha, 12, Dau. John, 10, Son. Henry W., 7, son. Palina, 5, dau. Emly, 3, Dau. Sarah F., age 5 months, b. Dec., dau.
Hh 323
Elisha Metcalf, age 21. Sarah M., 21, wife
Mary F., 1, dau. Susan E., 1, dau.

Mary Ann is buried in Barnes Cemetery.

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Martha GABBARD was born in 1838 in Kentucky.34

Married Coleman Richardson, 17 Apr 1865, Estill Co, KY

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Susan GABBARD was born in 1840 in Kentucky.34

Susan Gabbard married Calvin Lynch, 7 May 1861, Estill Co KY. He was age 20; she was age 21, and it was the first marriage for both.

By 1870, a George W. Lynch, age 5, was living with his grandparents. I find no Calvin Lynch, born about 1841 or so, and suspect Susan had died, possibly Calvin, as well.

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Edward W. GABBARD was born on 20 February 1843 in Madison County, Kentucky.34,36 He served in the military in 1862–1864 at Company E, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, USA in Civil War.36 He died on 17 April 1914 at the age of 71 in Washington County, Arkansas.36

1870 Census. Millers Creek, Estill, KY, Hh 392 (next to sister Mary Ann & husband, Hiram Metcalf)
Edwd. Gabbard, 26.
Mary A., 21
Wm. J. age 6. Sylvester, 4. John W., age 1

1880 Census. Hilburn Twp, Madison, AR, Hh 246
Edward Gabbard, 35. Mary Ann, 33, wife
William J., 16, son. Silvester, 14, son. John, 12, son. George, 10, son. Lewis, 7, son. Sarah A., 4, dau. Nancy B., 2, dau.

1900 Census. Morgan, Franklin, AR, Hh 83
Edward Gabbard, b. Feb 1843, 57, married 41 years
Mary A., wife, b. Dec 1843, age 56, 10 children - 9 are living
Sarah A., dau, b. Oct 1876, 23
Thomas G., son, b. Nov 1882, age 17
James, son, b. Apr 1885, age 15
Matt Stephens, cousin, b. Nov 1869, age 30
Hh 84
Wm J. Gabbard, b. Mar 1864, age 36, married 4 years
Samantha, wife, b. 1874, age 26, has had one child
Oda A., dau, b. Aug 1897, age 2
Hh 85
George Gabbard, b. Aug 1871, age 28, married 6 years
Eliza, wife, b. Jan 1874, age 26, 3 children
Harvey, son, b. Dec 1894, age 5. Mary J., dau, b. Jun 1897, 2. Ella, dau, b. Mar 1899, 6 months
Hh 86
Lewis Gabbard, b. Mar 1874, age 26, married 7 months
Mandy, wife, b. May 1870, age 30.
John W., brother, b. Jan 1869, age 31

Applied for Civil War Pension & Mary filed for widow's pension. See Ancestry database.
Served in the 14th Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, Company E.. Enlisted 4 Aug 1862; discharged 24 Mar 1864.

Buried Shumate Cemetery, Washington Co AR. A military marker is placed.

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Levina GABBARD was born in 1845 in Kentucky.34

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Sarah GABBARD was born in 1847 in Kentucky.34

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Silas Miller GABBARD39,40 was born on 18 January 1847 in Kentucky.34,39 He died on 29 May 1929 at the age of 82.39

Married (1) Rebecca Flannery Dec 29, 1874; (2) Sarah Elizabeth Carter on 31 Jul 1890 in Washington Co AR.

1880 Census. Hilburn, Madison, AR, Hh 254
Silas M. Gabbard, 31
Rebecca, 28, wife
Hiram, 5, son
Martha E., 3, dau
Sarah, age one month, born April 1880, dau
Note: next door to his father

1910 Census, Prec 1, Collin, TX, Hh 286
Silas M. Gabbard, age 62, married twice, this time for 20 years, b. KY
Sarah E., wife, 36, 9 children, 5 are living, b. AR
Lewis T., son, 15, b. AR
Charley, son, 12, b. TX
Willis W., son, 11, b. TX
Josie A., dau, 7, b. TX
Mollie D., dau, 5, b. TX

Buried Campground Cemetery, Winthrop, Little River Co, AR.

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Polly GABBARD was born in 1850 in Kentucky.34

3/12 at time of Census.

Married George W. Richardson.

1880 Census. Prec 4, Estill, KY, Hh 206
George W. Richardson, 29
Polly A., 28, wife
John P. 8, son
Fanteroy, 6, son
Lias, 4, son
Elijah, 2, son
Joseph, 1, dau

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Elizabeth GABBARD was born on 20 June 1852 in Laurel County, Kentucky.37

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John Preston GABBARD39 was born in February 1854 in Irvine, Estille County, Kentucky.37,39 He died on 10 March 1933 at the age of 79 in Madison County, Arkansas.39

Married Celia Powell on 9 Nov 1879, Welchburg, Jackson Co KY.

1880 Census. Jackson Co KY, Hh 136
John P. Gabbard, 23
Selah, 19

1900 Census. Valley Twp, Madison Co, AR, Hh 183
John P. Gabbard, b. Feb 1854, age 46, married 2 years, b. KY, Dry Goodsman
Clelia, wife, b. Mar 1860, 40, 9 children, b. KY
Milton S., son, b. Apr 1882, 18, b. KY, Clerk in store
all the rest of the children were born in Arkansas:
Samuel P., son, b. Apr 1886, 14, Clerk in store
James E., son, b. Apr 1888, 12
Bertha M., dau, b. May 1890, 10
John C., son, b. Feb 1892, 8
Ada, dau, b. May 1890, 6
Roy M., son, b. May 1896, 4
Lizie Wallice, Niece, b. Dec 1878, age 21, b. AR

1910 Census. Starr Hill Twp, Washington Co, AR, Hh 179
John P. Gabbard, 54, married once for 30 years, Farmer
Cela, wife, 50
Ada E., dau 16
Roy M., son, 14
William L., son, 10
Lester, son, 5
Ernest Marrews, Boarder, 20
Clarance Matthews, board, 18

1920 Census. Independence Twp, Madison Co, AR, Hh 170
John P. Gabbard, 64, Farmer
Sela, wife,59
Roy M., son, 23, Laborer, Saw Mill
William L., son, 19
Lester C., son, 14

1930 Census. Independence Twp, Madison Co, AR, Hh 32
John P. Gabbard, 74, Farmer
Celia, Wife, age 70
Next door in Hh 33 - son William L. and his family


Buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Crosses, Madison Co, AR.

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Matilda GABBARD37 was born on 5 May 1857 in Irvine, Estille County, Kentucky.37 She died on 24 April 1939 at the age of 81 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.37

Married Thomas Tillery.

1880 Census. Bowen Twp, Madison, AR, Hh 109
Thomas Tillery, 27, farmer, b. KY
Matilda, 23, wife, b. KY
John, 4, son, b. KY
Sarah, 3, dau, b. KY
Luellen, 4 months, b. Feb, dau, b. AR

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Hiram Francis GABBARD was born on 4 July 1858 in Jackson County, Kentucky.37 He died on 19 June 1939 at the age of 80.36

1900 Census. Boston Twp, Franklin Co, AR, Hh 50
Hiram Gabbard, b. Jul 1858, age 42, married 22 years
Sarah, wife, b. Jan 1859, age 41, 10 children - 8 are living
Children all born in Arkansas:
Slias E., b. Oct 1886, 13
James N., son, b. Aug 1888, 11
Lewis F., son, b. Feb 1890, age 10
John C., son, b. Jan 1892, 8
Willie E., son, b. Mar 1893, 7
Eliga W., son, b. May 1896, 4
Beckie E., dau, b. Feb 1882, age 18
Margaret F., dau, b. Oct 1883, age 16
Eliga, Father, b. Dec 1818, age 81, widowed

1930 Census. Prairie Twp, Washington Co, AR, Hh 151
Hiram Gabbard, 70, b. KY, Farmer
Sarrah E., wife, 71, b. KY
Louis, son, 34, b. AR, Farm Labor
John, son, 32, b. AR, Odd Jobs
William, son, son, 30, b. AR, Farm Labor

Buried Hester Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington Co, AR. Dates are not on the stone pictured, but have been given as: 4 Jul 1856, d. 19 Jun 1939. Neither Hiram nor Sarah is found in the 1940 census. I had been given a death date for Hiram as 17 Sep 1948 - I believe that was wrong.