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78. Jacob GABBARD Jr.21,41 was born on 22 August 1813 in Washington County, Virginia.15,19,21 He died in April 1900 at the age of 86 in Owsley County, Kentucky.15,19

I was not sure whose land grant this was when I ordered it, but the survey seems to insure this land belonged to Henry's son Jacob. Henry's half brother Jacob also had a son named Jacob - both sometimes referred to as Jacob Jr.
Clay County, KY, Court Order for Survey, 50 acres, Jacob Gabbard. For vacant & unappropriated land in Clay Co to begin at the southwestern corner of Henry Gabbard's land. Said Gabbard to pay at the rate of $5 per 100 acres.
Survey, 21 Dec 1837. For Jacob Gabbard Junr, 50 acres on Indian Creek waters of the South Fork of the Kentucky river. Begin two beeches, sugar tree & dogwood upper corner to a 50 acres Survey made in the name of Henry Gabbard.....
Sworn Chainmen: Isaack Gabbard, Matthias Gabbard [undoubtedly his brothers]
Markers: Jacob Gabbard Junr.
Felix J. Gilbert, SCC
Kentucky Land Grant by virtue of certificate from the Clerk of the Clay County Counrt to Jacob Gabbard Jr. Description copied from survey. 15 Nov 1839. Grant Bk 4, p.237.

1850 Census. Owlsey Co KY, Hh 20
Jacob Gabbard Jr., age 36, Farmer, b. Virginia
Elizabeth, 28, b. KY
Henry 5. William 3. and Margaret age 1.
Living with Jacob Jr & Elizabeth is his grandfather, Henry Gabbard Sr, age 82, born VA.

1860 Census. Owsley Co KY, Hh 689
Jacob Gabbard, age 47, farmer, b. VA
Elizabeth 39.
Henry 15. William 13. John 9. Margaret 11. Rebecca J. age 6.
Rebecca Woods, age 58, widow, spinster, lived with the family. she was born in NC. [probably Elizabeth's mother]


From BEREA CITIZEN published weekly, Owsley County, KY
19 Jul 1899 Jacob Gabbard, the oldest man in Owsley County, now 86 years old, is enjoying good health, but is failing in strength. He says he is ready to go when the time comes.
11 Apr 1900 Jacob Gabbard who is the oldest man probably now living in Owsley Co is very ill. He has been sick at the home of his daughter Margaret Moore.
18 Apr 1900 Jacob Gabbard, the oldest man in this vicinity died Saturday night. He was in his eighty seventh year, being born in Washington Co VA on 22 Aug 1813. He was one of the first settlers of this neighborhood and always recommended as one of the best citizens, being kind to everyone he might meet. The deceased was married to Miss Elizabeth Wood who died 14 Jul 1893. He had been ill only about two weeks before the Lord came and relieved him of his suffering, though he was always ready to go whenever he might be called. He leaves five children, a large number of grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his loss. The body was laid to rest in the family grave yard where he lived the most of his life.

Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Elizabeth WOODS were married on 2 March 1844 in Clay County, Kentucky.15,21 Elizabeth WOODS was born in 1822 in Kentucky.21 She died on 14 July 1893 at the age of 71 in Owsley County, Kentucky.41

Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Elizabeth WOODS had the following children:

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i.

Henry GABBARD was born in 1845 in Kentucky.21

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ii.

William GABBARD was born in 1847 in Kentucky.21

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iii.

Margaret GABBARD41 was born in 1849 in Kentucky.21
Margaret's married name was Moore.

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iv.

John Livingston GABBARD.

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v.

Rebecca J. GABBARD was born in 1854 in Kentucky.