Edward McDaniel, age 12, also lived with the family in 1850. Grandson? John Gabbard, age 22, lives two households away with Elizabeth age 18, and William age 4/12. Given their ages, there were surely older children.
1850 Census. Clay Co, KY, Hh 564 Mathias Gabbard, 51, Farmer Sarah, 48 William, 16. Mary Ann, 12. Mary, 10, Sarah, 8 Edward McDaniel, 12.
1860 Census. Owsley Co, KY, Hh 308 Mathias Gabbard, 63, farmer, b. NC Sarah, 61 Drucilla Hornsby, age 10. Sarah Hornsby, age 8. Elizabeth Hornsby, age 6. Franklin & Issac, both 13 and Black; Bound until 21 years old William Barret, age 20, Farmer
1870 Census. Indian Creek, Owsley, KY, Hh 10 Matthias Gabbard, 73, b. NC Sarah, 71, b. VA Madison, 12, b. KY Elizabeth Stanfield, 16, b. KY Jeremiah Stanfield, 2 Martin Stanfield, 2 months, born in March I would guess that Elizabeth and Madison are grandchilren of Mattias and Sarah.
1880 Mortality Schedule for Owsley Co: Sally Gabbard, married, age 79, born VA as were her parents, died in Oct, 1879. No cause was known and she had lived in the county for 50 years. R. P. Franklin was the physician.
1880 Census. Booneville, Owsley Co, Hh 229 James M. [Madison?] Gabbard, 21, b. KY. Catherine 17, wife. Mary P. age 4 month, b. Jan, dau Mathias Gabbard, age 86, Grandfather, b. NC, his parents born VA
Mathias GABBARD and Sarah Vanhouse PETERS were married on 30 April 1822 in Clay County, Kentucky.17,39 Sarah Vanhouse PETERS was born on 6 October 1800 in Russell County, Virginia.39 She died in 1881 at the age of 81 in Clay County, Kentucky.
Mathias GABBARD and Sarah Vanhouse PETERS had the following children: