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63. Jacob GABBARD Jr.1 was born about 1793 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.1,25 He died in September 1876 at the age of 83 in Owsley County, Kentucky.26

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.
Survey in Clay Co dated 8 Apr 1828 for Jacob Gabbard Jr. on Sturgeon Waters of the Kentucky river. Begin corner to a 50 acre survey made, for said Gabbard. Chain carriers were Jacob Gabard, Sr and Philip Gabbard. Jacob Gabbard Jr, Markers. Wilie Hibbard D.S. and Felix J. Gilbert, Surveyor, Clay Co.

The following grant is ambiguous as to whether it is father or son:
Feb Term 1837 Clay Co Court. On motion of Jacob Gabbard, the surveyor of Clay Co is to lay off 50 acres of vacant land in Clay Co to begin at the Southwest corner of Henry Gabbard's land. Said Gabbard to pay at the rate of $5 per 100 acres.
Survey dated 21 Dec 1837 [says for Jacob Junr] 50 acres in Clay Co on Indian Creek waters of the South Fork of the Kentucky Rive. Begin at two beeches & sugar tree & dogwood upper corner to a 50 acre survey in the name of Henry Gabbard, thence with lines of the same...
Chain Carriers: Isaack Gabbard, Matthias Gabbard
Jacob Gabbard Junr markers
George Stivers, Clerk certified that the above was returned to Court, Dec term 1838, and ordered to be recorded in the Kentucky Land Office 31 Dec 1838.
Grant says plainly to Jacob Gabbard Sr. but appears to be Jacob Gabbard Jr. in another, and is dated 21 Dec 1837.

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.
Jacob Gabbard, 67. Farmer, b. TN
Susannah, 59
Margaret Gabbard 29, widow, Seamstress
Abraham Faulkner, age 1
Hh 154
Abraham Gabbard, age 30; Mary age 23
Hh 155
William B. Gabbard, 22, Mary age 23, Margaret, age 2
Hh 156 [Jacob's brother]
Phillip Gabbard, age 54, Jane age 50
Hh 157
Hiram Gabbard, 35. Mary Jane 19. Middleton 11. Jacob 7 Sarah 6. Harvey 3. Henry 2. and Hiram, age 2 months.
Hh 158 [Abraham Gabbard's inlaws]
Henry Burrass, age 57, Elizabeth 54. Sarah T. 19. Hiram B. 16. Nancy A. 13.

1870 Census. Travellers Rest, Owsley Co, KY, Hh 153
Jacob Gabbard, age 77
Susan, age 69
Margaret, 40, and Abraham 11. [Both are listed with the Gabbard surname but that was the enumerator's error. In 1880 Margaret Fortner, dau and Abraham Fortner, grandson, will still be living with Susan]

Kentucky Death Records, Ancestry.com
Owsley Co, 1876
Jacob Gabbard, white, age 85, male, Married, Farmer, Died Sept 1876 of old age, born Virginia, residence & place of death -Owsley Co, Parents - Jacob & Peggy Gabbard, both born Virginia

Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Susannah BOWMAN were married on 4 July 1818 in Clay County, Kentucky.27 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!
U.S. Federal Mortality Schedules, 1880, Madison Co KY
Susannah Gabbard, age 68, married, b. KY, father b. TN, mother b. NC, died in May of Heart Dropsy, physician was G. V. Holland

Here is the 1880 census, Owsley Co, 2nd Precinct - this is Susannah in Hh 194
Susan Gabbard, age 75, b. KY as were her parents. She was a widow and couldn't read or write.
Living with her was Margaret Fortner, dau, age 37 and Abraham Fortner, age 21, grandson.
The census was taken 16 June 1880.


Jacob GABBARD Jr. and Susannah BOWMAN had the following children:

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i.

Cornelius B. GABBARD.

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ii.

Elizabeth GABBARD.

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iii.

Hiram GABBARD.

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Abraham GABBARD.

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Margaret GABBARD28 was born in 1830 in Clay County, Kentucky. She died after 1900 at the age of 70 in Jackson County, Kentucky.

Margaret was married first to Samuel Faulkner [Fortner?], ca 1858 - they had one son, Abraham J., born about 1859. She married second Theophilis Phillips.

1870 Census. Travellers Rest, Owsley Co, KY, Hh 153
Jacob Gabbard, age 77
Susan, age 69
Margaret, 40, and Abraham 11. [Both are listed with the Gabbard surname but that was the enumerator's error. ]

Here is the 1880 census, Owsley Co, 2nd Precinct - Hh 194
Susan Gabbard, age 75, b. KY as were her parents. She was a widow and couldn't read or write.
Living with her was Margaret Fortner, dau, age 37 and Abraham Fortner, age 21, grandson.

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vi.

William "Billy Buck" GABBARD.

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Sarah GABBARD (private).