This is not the Jacob Gabbard I have seen in this place in other databases - the Jacobs have been somewhat confused - but this is the man who belongs here. He is listed as Jacob Gabbard Sr. in Owsley Co KY in 1850 - possibly because he was the oldest Jacob Gabbard in that county at that time. He was born in TN as was Edward; the other Gabbards of this age in 1850 known to be sons of Henry Sr. were born either in VA or NC - that family never lived in TN. The older Jacob, his father as given here, was living with a grandson in Madison Co so would not be considered as "Sr." in Owsley. The Jacob Gabbard, son of Henry Gabbard, Sr. was Henry's youngest son so therefore could not be this man. Henry Sr was in fact living with Jacob "Jr" in Owsley - according to this family, Henry Sr. did spend his later years with his youngest son Jacob. Seems to be the usual confusion over the fact Sr & Jr did not mean in that time what they mean today - it was simply a designation of older, younger; not an implied relationship.
Jacob, son of Jacob & Margaret Smith is said to have married Susannah Bowman. His children are listed by Taylor P. Gabbard as Elizabeth who married Jesse Moore, Cornelius B. who married Mary Moore, Sally who married Stephen Carpenter, Hiram who married (1) Jane Freeman and (2) Hannah Million, Abraham who married Mary Burris, Margaret who married (1) Sam Fortner and (2) Theo Phillips, and William who married Mary Lakes.
Abram Gunn assigned his Kentucky Land Warrant #16850, dated 2 May 1827, for 50 acres to Jacob Gabbard for value received.
The following grant is ambiguous as to whether it is father or son:
Owsley Co, KY: Jacob Gabbard, age 51, born in TN in 1850, is listed in the Census with Susan age 49, born KY; Hiram age 25, Abraham age 22, Margaret age 19, and William age 13 - all young people born in KY.
There is a young Jacob Gabbard also in Madison Co in 1850 (date of birth matches the Jacob usually seen in this place in the lineage), but he is a son of Edward & Sally Gabbard. He is listed as age 25, born KY; Mahaly age 26; Mary age 3; Nancy age 2; Edward age 1. Lived 4 households away from Edward Gabbard.
1860 Census. Owsley Co KY, P.O. Gravellers Rest, Hh 153.
1870 Census. Travellers Rest, Owsley Co, KY, Hh 153
Kentucky Death Records, Ancestry.com
Buried Gabbard-Tackett Cemetery, Traveller's Rest, Owsley, KY
Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Susannah BOWMAN were married on 4 July 1818 in Clay County, Kentucky.28 Susannah BOWMAN, daughter of Cornelius BOWMAN and Elizabeth MOORE, was born in 1801 in Kentucky. She died after 1880 at the age of 79 in Kentucky.
I don't think this is the right Susannah....it lists her as married, not as a widow!
Here is the 1880 census, Owsley Co, 2nd Precinct - this is Susannah in Hh 194
Buried Gabbard-Tackett Cemetery, Travellers Rest, Owsley, KY - joint stone with her husband. It has obviously been placed in more recent times.
Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Susannah BOWMAN had the following children:
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