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62. John GABBARD was born in 1787 in Washington County, Tennessee.1,3 He died after 1860 at the age of 73.

Married Elizabeth Loar on 27 Oct 1820, Clay Co KY

1840 Census. Madison Co KY
John Gabbard, 1m 5-10, 3m 15-20, 1m 50-60 [John]. 1f under 5, 3f 10-15, 1f 40-50 [Elizabeth]
This census indicates one more son, one less daughter, than shown in most databases.

1850 Census. Dist 1, Madison Co KY, Hh 266
John Gabbard, age 63, farmer, b. Tenn.
Elizabeth, age 50
Born in Madison Co: Margaret age 23. Eliza 22. Mary 20. Susan 18. John 16. Elizabeth 13, James Monroe, age 1.
Given the age of James and Elizabeth, I believe it possible James Monroe is a grandchild, not a son.

1860 Census. Madison Co KY, Hh 657
John T. Gabbard, 26, Farmer, b. KY
John Gabbard, age 70, b. TN
Elizabeth, age 60, b. TN
Margaret, 37, sewing & weaving, b. KY
Eliza, age 33, b. KY
John M., age 15, b. KY
Elizabeth J., age 7
John Mays/Mayo, age 43, farmer, b. VA
Mary, age 31, b. KY
John J., age 1, b. KY

I have seen two dates of death for John, and I believe both to be wrong. One is 1903 in Jackson Co - there's no way he lived that long, since he was age 70 in 1850. The other is a John Gabbard that appears in the 1870 Mortality census as having died in Indian Creek, Owsley Co, in January. The entry references Family 16, which proves to be the John Gabbard whose wife was Margaret Combs - he was born about 1811 and was the son of Henry Gabbard & Barbara Hunsucker. I believe it likely this John died after the 1860 census - he does not seem to appear again.

John GABBARD and Elizabeth LOAR were married on 27 October 1820 in Clay County, Kentucky. Elizabeth LOAR was born in 1800 in Tennessee.

John GABBARD and Elizabeth LOAR had the following children:



Hiram GABBARD was born in 1821 in Kentucky.

There is more than one Hiram of about the same age. Online databases show that John & Elizabeth Loar had a son Hiram born say 1823 and that he married a Nancy.

From Madison Co KY records: Hiram W. Gabbart, bond to marry Nancy Dowden, dated 22 Jul 1841. Michael Dowden was bondsman. John Gabbart, father of the groom, gave consent - so Hiram probably not yet of age. No minister's return.

The only Hiram Gabbard found in Kentucky of similar age in 1850 was the Hiram son of Jacob Gabbard Jr & Susannah in Owsley Co KY - he was still at home with them.

Living next door to Phillip & Jane Gabbard in 1860, was a Hiram Gabbard, age 35. Wife Mary Jane age 29. Middleton 11. Jacob 7. Sarah 6. Harvey 3. Henry 2. and Hiram, 2 months. Hiram whose wife was Mary Jane was a son of Jacob Gabbard Jr and Susannah Bowman.

Perhaps Nancy died, and Hiram remarried.

Others say that this Hiram married Arminda Hester. This Hiram seems a bit more likely. If so, he was living in Nevins Twp, Vigo Co, IN in 1860. P.O. Terre Haute, Hh 1253
Hiram Gabbert, age 39, b. KY
Minda, 36, b. KY
Elizabeth 16. Polly 14. Francis M. 11 [male]. Susan 8 - all born in Kentucky
Amanda 5. Melinda 3. b. IN
Georgia A. Hester, age 14. Louisa J. Hester 11. Mary L. Hester, age 8 - all born in Kentucky






Margaret GABBARD24 was born in 1827 in Kentucky.



Nancy GABBARD was born (date unknown).

Said to have married Joseph Hulett. I am not totally sure there was this daughter. If so, she married prior to 1850.



Eliza GABBARD24 was born in 1828 in Kentucky.

An Eliza Gabbard married Madison Lamb, 22 Oct 1862, Madison Co KY. I don't know if this is the same woman.



Mary GABBARD24 was born in 1830 in Kentucky.



Susan GABBARD24 was born in 1832 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Have found no other information on this daughter.



John L GABBARD24 was born in 1834 in Kentucky.

Married Amanda Jane Hart, 30 Oct 1865 or 1866, Madison Co, KY.

1870 Census. Orangeville, Orange Co, IN, Hh 132
John L. Gabbart, age 35, b. KY
Amanda 29, b. KY
Charles F., age 2, b. KY
William N. age 6 months, b. Dec 1869, Indiana.

1880 Census. Orangeville, Orange Co., IN, Hh 163
John L. Gabbard, age 47, farmer, b. KY, parents b. SC
Amanda, 41, wife, b. KY
Charles, 12, son, b. KY
Mary E. 8, dau, b. IN
Fannie B., 6, dau, b. IN
Nellie A., 3, dau, b. IN
Mildred, 1, dau, b. IN
James R. Parks, age 15, stepson, b. KY

1910 Census. Raymond, Champaign, IL, Hh 19
Jasper Hart, age 71, widowed, b. KY
Amanda Gabbert, 69, widow. 10 children, 6 living, b. KY
Bessie, niece, age 17, b. Indiana, parents b. IN [probably a great niece]
Buried Newman Cemetery, Newman, Douglas Co, IL. Born 1833, died 8 Jan 1900, Douglas Co. Daughter Fannie Bell (1874-1956) married Nathaniel D. Richardson.
Amanda is also listed as buried in this cemetery, but said to have died 15 Feb 1920, Longview, Champaign Co, IL. She was first married to James Parks.

1850 Census. Dist 1, Madison Co KY Hh 313
Violet Hart, age 25 [male]
Jane, 26.
Jasper 12. Amanda 9. Mary 7. William 3. John ?/12
Elisha P. Kirbey, 21

1860 Census. Berea P.O., Dist 1, Madison Co KY, Hh 1010
James Parks, 23. Amanda J. 20. Caleb 3. Jasper N. age 2
Next door at 1011 was Jasper Heart, age 21 and wife Dolly.



Elizabeth GABBARD24 was born in 1837 in Madison County, Kentucky.