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58. Michael GABBERT1,4 was born about 1766 in Frederick County, Virginia.15

Michael was to young to serve legally in the Revolution, yet there is some evidence in his brothers' pension files that indicates he might have served. He didn't apply for a pension. After the war he moved to East Tennesse with other members of the family. About 1790 he married Elizabeth Brown in Shady Valley of Sullivan Co. Already living in this area were his brother George on Doe Creek, brother Jacob, and brother-in-law Philip Iron. Several of their children were likely born in Tennessee. By 1798 Michael Sr and Michael Jr were both on the tax rolls of Washington Co Virginia; Michael could have been listed as early as 1795. By 1809 he had left Virginia.

Michael and Elizabeth later settled in Cumberland Co KY. They are on the 1810 Census there.

Michael GABBERT and Elizabeth BROWN were married about 1788 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.1,15 Elizabeth BROWN1 was born (date unknown). Elizabeth was the daughter of Benjamin Brown. Benjamin had 800 acres of NC Grants on Beaver Dam Creek in Sullivan Co, NC [now TN]. This was 7 miles from Michael Gabbert's brother George's grant on Doe Creek. Michael's brother Jacob was also living in Sullivan Co

Benjamin Brown's NC Grants located in Shady Valley in present Johnson Co TN
27 Nov 1792 #567 200 acres on Beaver Dam Fork
12 Sep 1779 #727 400 acres.
5 Apr 1797 #728 100 acres on Beaven Dam Crk
5 Apr 1797 #729 100 acres, waters of Beaver Dam Creek
[This area was in Sullivan Co Tn until 1796 and then became part of Carter Co. I believe one of the dates is wrong - the one listed as 12 Sep 1779]

Carter Co TN Deed Abstracts:
1 May 1804 Samuel Cole to Jesse Cole, 400 acres on Beaven Dam adj Benjamin Brown. [Jesse Cole married Celia Brown, dau of Benjamin Brown, sister to Elizabeth] DB A, p.507
2 Sep 1811 Benjamin Brown to Jesse Brown, my loving son. 215 acres on Beaver Dam Fork, Laurel Fork of Holston River. DB B, p.358
20 Dec 1813 Benjamin Brown to John & Sarah Gentry. Gift of 182 acres on Beaver Dam Crk adj Thomas Johnson. DB B, p.402 [Sarah Brown Gentry - another daugher]
4 Sep 1813 Jesse Brown of Washington Co VA to Joseph Sewell. 105 acres, part of NC Grant to Benjamin Brown on Beaver Dam Creek where Joseph Sewell lives. DB C, p.30 [Joseph was a father or brother of Stephen Sewell who married Anna Brown, another daughter of Benjamin, and moved to Overton Co TN]

1828 Benjamin Brown's will said registered in Carter Co Court at Elizabethton TN.