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243. Lewis GABBARD was born in 1857 in Kentucky.55 He died on 22 March 1931 at the age of 74 in Poteau, Oklahoma.6
<GABBARD-L@rootsweb.com> Mike Carr <mrc3183@one.net> 17 Jan 2002 Name given as Lewis Thomas Gabbard. Born 1 Nov 1854.
Seems a bit odd to me that there would be sons named Thomas Lewis and Lewis Thomas - I suspect one of the names to be in error.

Lewis Gabbard & Jane Boles married by Granville Griffith, JP

Luther and Haley said to be children of Sula Raines. There was also a gap of 7 years between Elijah and Mahala - that would also suggest the death of a wife and remarriage. Sula was with Lewis in 1900. Mahaly and Hailey must be the same daughter.

1900 Census. Newton Co, Arkansas, Kentucky Township, Hh 216
Lewis Gabbard, b. Apr 1854, age 46, married for 19 years, b. KY, parents b. KY, Farmer
Sulie, wife, b. Apr 1861, age 39, married 19 years, 8 children - all living
Note: one wonders if the years married were assumed by the enumerator, or did Lewis marry Sula much earlier? The gap between Viley and Elijah suggests they married circa 1890 - or his birth is wrong. In 1910, Elijah was living with his brother John Thomas, and was said to be 20.
Tomey, son, b. Jun 1884, age 15
Arthur, son , b. Feb 1887, age 13
Viley, dau, b. May 1886, age 14
Eligi, son, b. Mar 1893, age 7
Mahaley, dau, b. Apr 1895, age 5
Lewis, son, b. May 1897, age 3
Nancy, dau, b. Nov 1898, age 1

1910 Census. Poteau Twp, Leflore Co, OK, Hh 96
Louis Gabbard, 56, married twice, the last time for 17 years, b. KY
Sula, wife, 47, married twice, 10 children - all living, b. AR
Note: There are 10 children only if all of Louis's children including those by the first wife are included. If they have been married 17 years - Elijah was a son of the first wife, not Sula.
Hailey, dau, 15
Louis, son, 14
Nancy, dau, 13
Bell, dau, 11
Martin L, son, , 8
Ida, dau, age 6

1920 Census. Poteau Twp, Leflore Co, OK, Hh 267
Lewis Gabbard, age 62
Suly, wife, 58.
Luther, son, 17
Ida, dau, 15
Viola O. dau-in-law, age 26
Houston L. grandchild, age 4 [b. Arkansas]

Lewis GABBARD and Sarah Jane BOWLES were married on 13 January 1881 in Crawford County, Arkansas.85 Sarah Jane BOWLES was born in 1865.85 She died before 1900 at the age of 35.

Lewis GABBARD and Sarah Jane BOWLES had the following children:

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John Thomas GABBARD6,20 was born on 30 June 1884 in Arkansas.6 He died on 27 February 1957 at the age of 72 in Poteau, Oklahoma.6

The 1900 census shows "Tomey" with a birth of Jun 1884.

John Thomas married Bertha Mae Daniels in Johnson Co AR, 1904.

One database showed a son Thomas born to Sulie - but I believe that to be an error; he seems to be the oldest child of Sarah.

1910 Census. Newton Co AR, Kentucky Twp, Hh 51
John T. Gabbard, age 25, married for 3 years
Bertha, wife, age 18, 2 children
Roscoe, son, age 2
Lonzo, son, age some months - unreadable
Elijah, L., brother, age 20

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ii.

Virodel Viola GABBARD6 was born in May 1886 in Arkansas.

Married James L. Stewart.

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iii.

Arthur GABBARD was born in February 1887 in Arkansas.

Some databases show a child of this approximate age as Isaac. There was no Issac with the family in 1900.

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iv.

Elijah Leroy GABBARD was born on 11 March 1890 in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas.20

The 1900 Census gives Elijah's birth as March 1893 - he was age 7.

The previous child was Viley, born 1886 - some 7 or 8 years later. It is possible that during this gap, the first wife Sarah died, and Lewis Gabbard married Sula. However, in 1910, Elijah was said to be age 20, or born 1890 - which might indicate he was Sarah's son.

1910 Census. Newton Co AR, Kentucky Twp, Hh 51
John T. Gabbard, age 25, married for 3 years
Bertha, wife, age 18, 2 children
Roscoe, son, age 2
Lonzo, son, age some months - unreadable
Elijah, L., brother, age 20

Lewis GABBARD and Sula Jane RAINES were married before 1900.20 Sula Jane RAINES was born (date unknown).

Lewis GABBARD and Sula Jane RAINES had the following children:

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Mahala Catherine "Haley" GABBARD.

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ii.

Lewis GABBARD6 was born in May 1897 in Arkansas.

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iii.

Nancy GABBARD6 was born in November 1898 in Arkansas.

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iv.

Bell GABBARD (private).

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v.

Martin Luther GABBARD6,20 was born on 23 June 1906 in Arkansas.6 He died in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.6

Luther was age 17 in the 1920 census. There are many discrepancies between the ages in this family and dates of birth seen online.

Married Dorothy Sue Clayborn. She was born 31 Dec 1907 and died 21 Apr 1989.

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vi.

Ida GABBARD6 was born in 1904 in Arkansas.

Listed Ida both as a child of Sarah Jane Bowles and Sula Raines.