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Subject: [GAMEL-L] Susan Gambrel
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:57:46 -0500 (EST)
John Gambrel had a daughter named Susan, with some of his children born in
KY and some in TN. The time frame is within reach too. If his daughter is
the Susan which you are searching for, we have lots of info on John's
family. My line is through Garrett, one of John's nine sons.
Below is an article on John's Family. Hazel Roche'
John Gambrel (1781-Ca1858) was born in North Carolina, and appeared to
have married and lived in Tennessee before going to Kentucky. He was first
located on the 1807 Clay County, Kentucky Tax Records and Census; however,
he appeared to travel back and forth to Tennessee when comparing his name on
early Tax Lists in Kentucky to the state where his children were born.
However, even as early as 1828, John owned land on Stinking Creek in Knox
County, Kentucky that was obtained through two fifty acre land grants, one
surveyed on 8 March1828, and the second one surveyed on 11 Sep 1829. The
name of his first wife may have been Nellie/Mellie; however, he married
Elizabeth Miller on 18 April 1841. Elizabeth had also been married before
and had two children - Milton and John A Miller. Some of John's children by
his first wife were born in Tennessee, and some were born in Kentucky.
John's children were Isham, William, Harland, Franklin, Gordon, Martin,
Garrett, Daniel, Thomas, Martha, Ester, and Susan. Isham appeared to be
listed on the Clay County, Kentucky Tax Lists throughout the 1840's, with a
William also being listed in 1843, John and Matilda listed in 1847, and
Garrett listed in 1849. Evidently, John moved his family to Harlan County,
Kentucky around 1840 because he was listed on the 1840 Census in that county
and records show where he received a 50-acre land grant there on 11 Nov
1844. John continued to live in Harlan County, Kentucky because when he
died, legal records show that his son, Franklin, took care of his estate in
that county, in the absence of a will. Fortunately, all the names of his
children were listed on a legal document involving his estate.