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81. Eli B. GABBARD was born on 11 June 1826 in Madison County, Alabama. He died in 1882 at the age of 56 in Gentry County, Missouri.

Apparently after Eli's first wife died, their son remained in Kentucky with her parents.
1860 Census. Division 1, Madison Co, KY, Hh 1016
Michael Dowden, age 70, b. VA
Nancy, age 66, b. VA
Margaret Parker, age 18, b. KY
James M. Gabbard, age 11, b. KY

1860 Census. Cedar Twp, Boone Co, MO, Hh 859
Eli B. Gabbert, age 34, farmer, b. KY
Franky J., 29, b. KY
Malissa F., age 8, b. KY
Sarah Lee 5, b. MO
Lucinda E., 3, b. MO
Charles M., age 1, b. MO

Some Ancestry Family Trees locate Eli in Platte Co MO in 1870 and 1880 - but that is NOT the same man - he was older and had a different wife and did not have the above children.

1870 Census. Bogle Twp, Gentry co, MO, Hh 25
Eli Gabbit, age 48
Francis J. 37 [female]
Melissa F. 17. Sarah L. 16. Lucinda E. 13. Martha J. 2 and John age 2 months.

1880 Census. Bogle Twp, Gentry Co, MO, Hh 12
Eli B. Gabert, age 53, farmer, b. KY
Frances J. 48, wife, b. KY
Sarah L., 25, dau, b. MO
Martha J. 12, dau, b. MO
John A., 10, son, b. MO
William H. age 6, son, b. MO


Martha Jane DOWDEN (private).

Eli B. GABBARD and Martha Jane DOWDEN had the following children:

161

i.

James M. GABBARD was born in 1849 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Apparently after Eli's first wife died, their son remained in Kentucky with her parents.
1860 Census. Division 1, Madison Co, KY, Hh 1016
Michael Dowden, age 70, b. VA
Nancy, age 66, b. VA
Margaret Parker, age 18, b. KY
James M. Gabbard, age 11, b. KY

Eli B. GABBARD and Frances Jane "Frankie" JOHNSON were married on 29 December 1851 in Madison County, Kentucky.46 Frances Jane "Frankie" JOHNSON was born in October 1829 in Kentucky.

Franky Johnson married Eli Gabbard, bond dated 27 Dec 1851, Madison Co KY. Sidney Simms was bondsman. Esther Johnson, mother of the bride, gave consent. Minister's return dated 29 Dec 1851.

1900 Census. Bogle Twp, Gentry Co, MO Hh 161
Frankie Gabbard, b. Oct 1819, age 70, widow. 9 children - 5 are living, b. KY, parents b. KY
Sarah, dau. B. May 1855, age 45, single
William, son, b. Dec 1873, age 26, married 3 years, b. MO, farmer
Winnie, dau-in-law, b. Aug 1869, age 30, married 3 years, no children, b. MO
Frank Malson, grandson, b. Nov 1884, age 15, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KY
Note: there were two more children than found in census records. Probably born between Charles and Martha in the 1860's.

Eli B. GABBARD and Frances Jane "Frankie" JOHNSON had the following children:

162

i.

Melissa F. GABBARD was born in 1852 in Kentucky.

163

ii.

Sarah Lee GABBARD was born in March 1855 in Kentucky.

164

iii.

Lucinda E. GABBARD was born in 1857 in Missouri.

165

iv.

Charles M. GABBARD was born in 1859 in Missouri. He died before 1870 at the age of 11.

166

v.

Martha J. GABBARD was born in 1868 in Missouri.

167

vi.

John A. GABBARD was born in 1870 in Gentry County, Missouri.

1900 Census. Bogle Twp, Gentry Co, MO, Hh 193
John A. Gabbard, b. June 1871, age 28, married 5 yrs, b. MO, parents b. KY, farmer
Monta, wife, b. Nov 1877, age 22. 3 children, b. MO
George W., son, b. Nov 1896, age 3. Gracie, dau, b. July 1898, age 1. Curtis, son, b. Mar 1900, two months old.

168

vii.

William H. GABBARD was born in December 1873 in Gentry County, Missouri.

1900 Census. Bogle Twp, Gentry Co, MO Hh 161
Frankie Gabbard, b. Oct 1819, age 70, widow. 9 children - 5 are living, b. KY, parents b. KY
Sarah, dau. B. May 1855, age 45, single
William, son, b. Dec 1873, age 26, married 3 years, b. MO, farmer
Winnie, dau-in-law, b. Aug 1869, age 30, married 3 years, no children, b. MO
Frank Malson, grandson, b. Nov 1884, age 15, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KY