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48. Siretha GABBARD was born on 3 February 1830 in Clay County, Kentucky.9 She died on 25 June 1919 at the age of 89 in Crawford County, Arkansas.

As Cyntha Gabbard, married Jacob Seaborn, 16 Sep 1849, Laurel Co KY, LDS Microfilm, 1028586

1860 Census. Buena Vista Twp, Schuyler Co, IL, Hh 884 [next door to Nathan & Sally Harrison]
Jacob Seburn, age 30, farmer, b. KY
Serith, 30, b. KY
Nancy J. 9. Robert H. 7. Sarah E. 6. Elijah 4. Wm. W. age 1 - all born in Kentucky
Theadore Bridgewater, age 6, b. IL, living with the family

1870 Census. Twp 90, Range 43, Plymouth Co, Iowa. P.O. O'Brien in O'Brien Co, IA. Hh 5
Jacob Sebourn, age 40, farmer, b. KY
Serenthy, 39, b. KY
children b. KY: Robert 17. Elizabeth 15. Eliza 13. William 10.
children b. Illinois: Samuel 8. Lewis, 3. Charles, age 1.

1880 Census. Crawford Twp, Washington Co AR
Hh 161 - G. W. Revercomb, age 29, b. VA, parents b. VA
Elizabeth, wife, age 25, b. KY, parents b. KY
Leman, son, age 5, b. Iowa. Karmina, 5 months, dau, b. AR
Hh 162
?Arenia/Srenia Seborn [age blurred - maybe 49, maybe not], b. KY, parent b. KY
then a page turn....
William W., age 21, son, b. Illinois
Samuel 19, son, b. Illinois
Louis, 14, son, b. Illinois
Charles, 11, b. Iowa
Jacob 7, son, b. Iowa
Jacob Seborn, age 50, father, farmer, b. KY, parents b. KY


1900 Census. Porter Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 58
George Revercombs, b. May 1850, age 50, married 22 years, b. AR, father b. Ireland, farmer
Lizzie, wife, b. Feb 1854, age 46, three children, only 1 living, b. KY
Jackson Lee, stepson, b. Jun 1874, age 24, b. Iowa
Jacob Seabourn, Father-in-law, b. Mar 1830, age 70, married 50 years, b. KY
Sytha, Seabourn, mother-in-law, b. Feb 1831, age 69, 7 children - all living, b. KY Note: I can account for 9 children, perhaps two had died before 1900


Re: Gabbard Family
TVAinArkansas Posted: 2 Sep 2001 9:28AM
Hi Terry,
I don't have much information on Nancy, and what little I have came from distant relatives.
I have her listed as Nancy Jane Sebourn. She was born on December 22, 1850, supposedly in Madison Country. KY. I have her listed as dying on June 4, 1896, in Arkansas. I am told that she is buried at Wright (Becky) Cemetery at Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas (not too far from me - less than 30 miles).
I have her husband James Murdock listed as being buried at the same location. I have no information on her Smith husband.
I only have two children listed for her, a son Bob Murdock, and an unknown daughter.
I would appreciate receiving any information you can share on who her children were, etc.
I have considerable information on Nancy's parents. If you have not seen it and would like to have a copy, please let me know. I lost some information because of a hard-drive crash, but I still have about 95% of it. Some of the information I lost showed the Revolutionary War veteran, Jacob Seaborn (various spellings) paying taxes on land in Kentucky during the early 1790's. Other lost information included an interesting story of a cousin of ours having a shoot-out with a murderer in Kentucky during the 1880's. Our cousing, Hiram, had 16 rounds shot at him. Some bullets passed through his clothes, but he was apparently unharmed - as was the murderer. The murderer was hunting the men who were hunting him. Fun times, I guess.
Thanks for your interest. Hope to hear from you.

My great-grandfather was William Wesley. He is the oldest person I remember well. He was born in Illinois during 1858. "Will" was my maternal grandmother's father. All of her ancestors were from Kentucky. Many people from the Madison, Clay, Laurel county area moved to the most rugged areas of the Arkansas Ozark mountains - the Boston Mountains - during the 1870's. It must have almost been like a homecoming to them. Names of my families from Kentucky who moved to Arkansas include: Sebourn, Gabbard, Bowles, Copper, and a gg-grandmother from Kentucky was born a Hedrik (Hendrick, etc). I'm sure you have countless cousins in the hills/mountains of Arkansas - they're called "hillbillies" - and I'm one of them.

Siretha GABBARD and Jacob "Jake" SEBOURN were married on 16 September 1849 in Laurel County, Kentucky.9 Jacob "Jake" SEBOURN78 was born on 12 March 1830 in Laurel County, Kentucky. He died on 12 April 1909 at the age of 79 in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Family has his name as Charles Jacob, but I've no record with that name.

Jacob is buried Gayler Cemetery on top of Mt. Gayler in Crawford Co. His marker says "Company B, 119 Illinois Infantry". His wife Siretha Gabbard is believed buried next to him, though her grave is not marked.

Jacob born 12 Mar 1830, Laurel Co KY, died near Winslow AR 12 Apr 1909. Jacob and Siretha had 10 children. Jacob was the son of Robert Seabourn [b. abt 1801 Madison Co KY] and Mary Ann McClure. Robert's parents were Jacob Seabourn & Ann Harris; Jacob born abt 1760 probably in Virginia. Served more than two years in the Revolution under Gen. Nathaniel Green at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in SC and under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne in Georgia.
<ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/crawford/cemetery/mtgayler.txt >

Post from the Ancestry Message Board, Madison Co KY
Cynthia Gabbard, the wife of Jacob Seaborn. They settled in the mountains of Arkansas during the 1870s. After being married in KY, they moved to Illinois and lived there until after the Civil War. Jacob served more than three years in an Illinois Regiment. They then moved to Iowa for a few years, then to near Winslow, Arkansas, a small town just south of Fayetteville. They are buried on top of Mt. Gayler, just off HW 71. In Arkansas they are known as Siretha Gabbard Sebourn, and Jacob Sebourn

Siretha GABBARD and Jacob "Jake" SEBOURN had the following children:

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Nancy J. SEBOURN was born in 1851 in Kentucky.

May have married a Murdock, then a Smith.

Re: Gabbard Family
TVAinArkansas Posted: 2 Sep 2001 9:28AM; Gabbard Message Board; Ancestry.com
Hi Terry,
I don't have much information on Nancy, and what little I have came from distant relatives.
I have her listed as Nancy Jane Sebourn. She was born on December 22, 1850, supposedly in Madison Country. KY. I have her listed as dying on June 4, 1896, in Arkansas. I am told that she is buried at Wright (Becky) Cemetery at Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas (not too far from me - less than 30 miles).
I have her husband James Murdock listed as being buried at the same location. I have no information on her Smith husband.
I only have two children listed for her, a son Bob Murdock, and an unknown daughter.

Re: Gabbard Family
Linda (Garrison) Smith Posted: 11 May 2003 3:42PM
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Sebourn, Gabbard, Bowles
My husband's (Benny Smith) Grandmother was Nancy Sebourn and Grandfather John Robert Smith according to a delayed birth certificate of his father, Hugh Franklin Smith of Chester, AR (b) 3-28-1886 (d) 2-14-1957, buried in Castle Cemetery, Okfuskee, OK. This information was confirmed by Nancy Sebourn's brother, L. M. Sebourn in 1951 and list his age as 84 at the time.
I would like to have any additional information on Nancy Sebourns husband(s) and her children if any of you might have this information. I do have the 1880 census of her and J. R. Smith living in Chester, AR. I am mainly interested in finding out more details and her husband's, John Robert Smith, family.
Thank you,
Benny and Linda (Garrison) Smith
Earlsboro, OK

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Robert H. SEBOURN was born in 1853 in Kentucky.

Re: Gabbard Family
MikeSebourn Posted: 6 Jan 2002 8:23PM; Gabbard Message Board, Ancestry.com
Hello, I was hoping to get more information on Nancy Jane Murdock Smith. We believe that she is the mother [a second post corrected this - she was a sister] of my great, great Grandfather. He is Robert Hillary Sebourn, married to Hannah Pense. If you have any information on Robert's parents or anything tied to Nancy, we would love to see that.

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Sarah Elizabeth SEBOURN was born in 1855 in Kentucky.

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Eliza SEBOURN was born in 1857 in Kentucky.

In 1860, the enumerator recorded this child as "Elijah" a male, age 4. In 1870, she was recorded as Eliza, age 13, female.

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William Wesley SEBOURN79,80 was born in 1859 in Kentucky. He died on 17 April 1953 at the age of 94 in Crawford County, Arkansas.

The 1860 and 1870 censuses says William was born Kentucky - the 1880 says Illinois.

William W. Sebourne, age 23, married Nannie Ehott, age 22, 30 Oct 1881, Crawford Co. AR. Daniel Blevin, Ordained Minister, married them.

Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford Co AR:
Wm. W. Sebourn, born 15 Apr 1855, died 17 Apr 1953
Nannie E., Sebourn, b. 20 Aug 1860, died 1 Jul 1932

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Samuel SEBOURN was born in 1861 in Illinois. He died in 1926 at the age of 65.81

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Lewis M. SEBOURN was born in 1866 in Illinois. He died in 1958 at the age of 92 in Crawford County, Arkansas.79,81

Lewis M. Seborn, age 26, married Hannah Satterfield, age 17, 1 Dec 1889, Crawford Co, AR.

They are buried in the cemetery on top of Mt. Gayler, Crawford Co.
Lewis M. Sebourn 1866-1958
Hannah R. Sebourn 1875-1911

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Charles SEBOURN was born in 1869 in Iowa.

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Jacob SEBOURN was born in 1873 in Iowa.