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Gabbert Family History

NOTE: items printed in italics have not been adequately verified.

Section I. Overview.
Section II. Details.
Section III. Sources and Links:


Section I. Overview.

15GF. Wendel GEBHART. Born: 1475-1534, Zweiflingen, GE. Spouse: Anna LNU. Source: MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY AND MORE: http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I159738&ti=5542
14GF. Wendel GEBHART. Born: Abt 1500, Zweiflingen, GE.
13GF. Matthes GEBHART. Born: Abt 1520. Spouse: Elizabeth LNU.
12GF. Wendel GEBHART. Born: 1542-1635, Zweiflingen, GE. Spouse: Apollonia LNU

11GF. Mathaus (Gebert) GEBHARD. Born: 1575-1663, Forchtenberg, GE. Spouse: Margaretha MULLER
10GF. Petrus (Peter) (Gebhard) GEBERT. Born: 1607-1668, Forchtenberg, GE. Spouse: Margaretha WINTER 9GF. Johann Michael GEBERT. Born: 1642-1691, Schwaigern, GE. Spouse: Agnes Marie Ruefflin BOGER. Source: MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY AND MORE: http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I046449&ti=5542
8GF. Peter Michael GEBERT. Born: 1668/69-1747, Schwaigern, GE. Spouse: Anna Barbara MACHTLIN

7GF. Hans Michael (Grindstaff) GEBERT. Born: 1702 Schwaigern, GE. Died: 1760 VA. Spouse: Anna Sabina NELLINGER
6GF. Michael George GEBBERT , Sr. Born: 1735-1790, Spouses: 1) Catherine Christina Grindstaff; 2) Catherine KING
5GF. Michael GABBARD
. Born: 1766. Died: 1841 or 43. Spouse: Elizabeth Brown
4GF Jesse Gabbard (Gabbert). Born: 1817-unknown. Spouse: Leanna Ferguson
3GF William Galen Gabbert. Born: 1842-1910. Spouse: Martha Jane Isom.
2GM. Arminda Liller Gabbert. Born: 1883-1939. Spouse: William R. (Rash, Rashie) Potter
1F: Vestie Oliver Potter. Born: 1913-2003. Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick)


Section II. Details.

NOTE: items printed in italics have not been adequately verified.

15GF. Wendel GEBHART

Born: Abt 1475. Died: Abt 1534 in Zweiflingen, GE.
Spouse: Anna LNU.

Child: Wendel GEBHART Born: Abt 1500 in Zweiflingen, GE.

Source: MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY AND MORE: http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I159738&ti=5542

14GF. Wendel GEBHART (Wendel GEBHART1)

Born: Abt 1500 in Zweiflingen, GE.

Child: Matthes GEBHART Born: Abt 1520.

13GF. Matthes GEBHART (Wendel GEBHART2, Wendel GEBHART1) .

Born: Abt 1520.
Spouse: Elizabeth LNU.

Child: Wendel GEBHART Born: Abt 1542 in Zweiflingen, GE. Died: 29 JUL 1635 in Zweiflingen, GE.

12GF. Wendel GEBHART (Matthes GEBHART3, Wendel GEBHART2, Wendel GEBHART1)

Born: Abt 1542 in Zweiflingen, GE. Died: 29 JUL 1635 in Zweiflingen, GE.
Spouse: Apollonia LNU. Born: Abt 1547. Died: 20 SEP 1622 in Forchtenberg, GE.

Child: Mathaus (Gebert) GEBHARD Born: 1575 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 1663 in GE.

11GF. Mathaus (Gebert) GEBHARD (Wendel GEBHART4, Matthes GEBHART3, Wendel GEBHART2, Wendel GEBHART1)

Born: 1575 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 1663 in GE.
Spouse: Margaretha MULLER. Married: 28 FEB 1603/04 in Forchtenberg, GE. Parent: Parent:Martin MULLER. Born: 17 NOV 1580 in GE. Died: 27 AUG 1634 in Forchtenberg, GE.

Children:
1) Petrus (Peter) (Gebhard) GEBERT. Born: 21 AUG 1607 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 17 JUL 1668 in Forchtenberg, GE.
2) Maria GEBERT. Born: 23 FEB 1603/04.
3) Barbara GEBERT. Born: 24 AUG 1610.
4) Leopoldine GEBERT. Born: 22 SEP 1613.

10GF. Petrus (Peter) (Gebhard) GEBERT (Mathaus (Gebert) GEBHARD5, Wendel GEBHART4, Matthes GEBHART3, Wendel GEBHART2, Wendel GEBHART1)

Born: 21 AUG 1607 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 17 JUL 1668 in Forchtenberg, GE.
Spouse: Margaretha WINTER. Married: 13 APR 1635 in Forchtenberg, GE. Born: 9 JAN 1613/14 in GE. Died: 9 MAR 1677/78 in Forchtenberg, GE.

Children:
1) Johann Michael GEBERT. Born: 17 NOV 1642 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 4 AUG 1691 in Schwaigern, GE.
2) Wolfgang GEBERT. Born: 23 JAN 1634/35.
3) Michael GEBERT . Born: 18 JUN 1637.
4) Peter GEBERT. Born: 3 AUG 1640.
5) Maria Margaretha GEBERT. Born: 16 DEC 1644.
6) Barbara GEBERT. Born: 28 FEB 1644/45.
7) Georg Mathias GEBERT. Born: 7 DEC 1649.

9GF. Johann Michael GEBERT

Born: 17 NOV 1642 in Forchtenberg, GE. Died: 4 AUG 1691 in Schwaigern, GE. Parents: Petrus (Peter) (Gebhard) GEBERT and Margaretha WINTER.
Spouse: Agnes Marie Ruefflin BOGER. Born: 1645 in Schwaigern, GE. Died: Abt 1685 in Schwaigern, GE. She was the daughter of Mathias S. BOGER.

Source: MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY AND MORE: http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=gayfamilyfile&id=I046449&ti=5542

Children:
1) Peter Michael GEBERT. Born: 17 MAR 1668/69 in Schwaigern, GE. Died: 2 OCT 1747 in Schwaigern, GE. Spouse: Anna Barbara MACHTLIN 24 MAY 1698 in Schwaigern, GE. Parent: Ulrich MACHTLIN. Born: 1669 in Zaberfield, GE. Died: 18 JUL 1728 in Schwaigern, GE.
2) Maria Margaretha GEBERT. Born: 24 NOV 1667 in Schwaigern, GE.
3) Johann Michael GEBERT II. Born: 23 APR 1670 in GE.
4) Agnes Maria GEBERT. Born: 20 AUG 1671.
5) Hans Michael GEBERT. Born: 30 SEP 1672.
6) Susanna Barbara GEBERT. Born: 17 MAY 1674.
7) Anna Maria GEBERT. Born: 15 APR 1676.
8) Jacobus GEBERT. Born: 7 APR 1678.
9) Maria Magbalena GEBERT. Born: 15 AUG 1679.
10) Jakob GEBERT. Born: 1 AUG 1681.
11) Mathias GEBERT. Born: 23 JAN 1681/82.

8GF. Peter Michael GEBERT

Born: 17 MAR 1668/69 in Schwaigern, GE. Died: 2 OCT 1747 in Schwaigern, GE. Parents: Johann Michael GEBERT and Agnes Marie Ruefflin BOGER.
Spouse: Anna Barbara MACHTLIN Born: 1669 in Zaberfield, GE. Died: 18 JUL 1728 in Schwaigern, GE. She was the daughter of Ulrich MACHTLIN.

Children:
1) Johann Friedrich GEBERT. Born: 10 APR 1699 in GE.
2) Hans Peter GEBERT. Born: 28 JUL 1700 in GE.
3) Hans Michael (Grindstaff) GEBERT. Born: 17 NOV 1702 in Schwaigern, GE. Died: 14 FEB 1760 in Toms Brook, Frederick Co, VA. Spouse: Anna Sabina NELLINGER 19 AUG 1727 in Schwaigern, GE. Parents: Jorg NELLINGER and Anna Sabina HARTTMAN. Born: 11 MAY 1707 in Schwaigern, GE.
4) Anna Barbara GEBERT. Born: 12 DEC 1704 in GE.
5) Hans George GEBERT. Born: 29 MAY 1707 in GE.
6) Hans Ulrich GEBERT. Born: 17 SEP 1709 in GE.

7GF. Hans Michael (Grindstaff) GEBERT

Born: 17 NOV 1702 in Schwaigern, GE. Died: 14 FEB 1760 in Toms Brook, Frederick Co, VA. Parents: Peter Michael GEBERT and Anna Barbara MACHTLIN.
Spouse: Anna Sabina NELLINGER Born: 11 MAY 1707 in Schwaigern, GE. She was the daughter of Jorg NELLINGER and Anna Sabina HARTTMAN.

Children:
1) Anna Elisabeth Gebert. Born: 1729 in in Schwaigern, GE. Source:
2) Gottlieb GEBBERT. Born: 22 JUN 1730 in Schwaigern, GE.
3) Michael George GEBBERT, Sr. Born: 23 NOV 1735 in Chester Co, Pennsylvania. Died: 1790 in Abingdon, Washington Co, TN. Spouse: 1) Catherine GRINDSTAFF Bef 1755 in Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co, VA. Born: 1740 in Burke Co, North Carolina. Spouse: 2) Catherine KING Abt 1765.

6GF. Michael George GEBBERT, Sr.

Born: 23 NOV 1735 in Chester Co, PA. Died: 1790 in Abingdon, Washington Co, TN. Parents: Hans Michael (Grindstaff) GEBERT and Anna Sabina NELLINGER.
His first wife was Catherine Christina Grindstaff, b. 1755.
His second wife was Catherine KING.

Children:
1) Michael GABBARD Born: 1766 in Shenandoah Co, VA. Spouse: ELIZABETH BROWN.
2) Henry GABBARD Born: Abt 1768 in Shenandoah Valley, VA. Died: Abt 1856 in Indian Creek, Owsley Co, KY. Spouse: Barbara HUNSUCKER 1792 in Washington Co, VA. Parents: Abraham HUNSUCKER II and Katherine ZIRKLE. Born: Abt 1770 in Augusta Co, VA. Died: Abt 1848 in Indian Creek, Owsley Co, KY.

5GF. Michael GABBARD

Born: 1766 in Shenandoah Co, VA. Died: 1841 or 1843. Parents: Michael & Catherine (King)

Spouse: Elizabeth Brown. Born: 1766?; Spouse: Abt 1788. Died: 1855. Parents: Benjamin & Susan (Londermann)

Children:
1) Henry;
2) David {b.1793};
3) Benjamin {b.1800};
4) Michael III;
5) William;
6) John;
7) George;
8) Jacob;
9) Jesse;
10) Baby boy;
11) Susanah ;
12) Celia;
13) Mary;
14) Elizabeth;
15) Catherine; Jefferson Co, IA

4GF Jesse Gabbard (Gabbert).

Born: 1817? in Cumberland CY, KY. Died: Between 1850 & 1856 in Lancaster, Keokuk, IA. Parents: Michael II. & Elizabeth (Brown)

Spouse: Leanna Ferguson. Born: 10 MAR 1816? in GA. Married: 1838? Died: 26 DEC 1895? Buried: Ooltewah, Hamilton Co, TN.

Children:
1) Columbus. Born: 1839 in KY;
2) William Galen. Born: 1842 in KY;
3) Otis T. (Oda). Born: 1843 in KYor IA?. Died 22 DEC 1907 at age 65. Spouse: Sarah E. Gabbert. 1880 Census Residence: District 5, James, TN. NOTE: Enlisted Jan. 9, 1862 in Company L, 36TN at Chattanooga; transferred to Company L, 35TN; fought at Murfreesboro. Postmaster and merchant at McDonald.
4) Josephine. Born: 1845 in IA;
5) Tamar (Fatima?). Born: 1847 in IA.

1850 Census: Jesse Gabbard, actual image: age 33. Born: 1817 in KY. Died unknown.
Spouse: Lydia (Leanna), age 30. Born: 1820? in GA. Children: Columbus, age 11. Born: 1839 in KY; Galen, age 9. Born: 1842 in KY; Oda (Otis?), age 7. Born: 1843 in KY; Josephine, age 5. Born: 1845 in IA; Tamar, age 3. Born: 1847 in IA.
Residence Clear Creek, Keokuk, IA. Source: FamilySearch.org

Jesse Gabbert: Indvidiual Record: Source: FamilySearch.org

NOTE: Leanner (sp?) Gabbert married James Biggs on 6 AUG 1856 in Jefferson Co, TN, so that puts Jesse's death before that date. She was born 10 MAR 1816 which would make her a bit older than Jesse. The census doesn't read that way. She is buried at Ooltewah, Hamilton Co, TN. after having died on 26 DEC 1895. It also says she had 2 sons with Mr. Biggs: 1) Buchannon H. Biggs born 27 NOV 1857 and died 8 JUL 1919, married to Mary Sopronia Bailey. 2) Thomas C. Biggs born 13 SEP 1861 and married Linnie Barrett about 1890. So Galen would have had 2 half brothers. Source: email from Pat Potter Kordik.

NOTE: In the John Ragland letter to Galen he mentioned that Galen should remember his Uncle Jake Goodheart visiting them in Iowa and that he was good friend of Uncle Jacob Gabbert, the younger brother of Jesse. Jacob Goodheart was born in 1815 in Ohio and married a Miss Julia Ann Ferguson on 27 AUG 1847 in Keokuk Co, IA. She was born in 1822 in GA. so we are to assume she was the younger sister of our Great Great grandmother Leanner. On the 1850 Keokuk Co census they are listed as living in Lancaster, IA and have 2 children: Mary who age 2 and Isabel 8 months. They also list a Catherine Barrick age 12 born in Germany as living with them. Source: email from Pat Potter Kordik re: Family Search

3GF William Galen Gabbert.

Born: 15 MAR 1842. Died: 13 AUG 1910, age 68. Buried: Aly Cemetery, Aly, Yell Co, AR. Parents: Jesse & Leanna (Ferguson)

Spouse: Martha Jane Isom. Born: 15 AUG 1849 in TN; Married: 26 NOV 1865 in Fulton Co, GA. Died: 22 MAY 1915, age 65. Buried: Aly Cemetery, Aly, Yell Co, AR

Children:
1) Lee (Leonna/Leaner). Born: 1867?; Spouse: Rev. Morgan; buried Volonia (near Conway), AR?
2) Mollie (Mary). Born: 10 DEC 1869. Died: 27 NOV 1916; Spouse: Olen Swain

1. Ethel Swaim; Spouse: Other Weems; child: Imogene; Spouse: Gyers
2. Urie Swaim:
Spouse: 1) Eddie Daniels. Born: 1 MAR 1900. Died: 5 OCT 1927. Children of Urie & Eddie: 2-1) Mary Dotts; Spouse: Larry; 2-2) Eddie Grace; Spouse: John Honey (son: Jonny);
Spouse: 2) Edna Bogle; child: Ann Beth;
Spouse: 3) Allie Poindexter.
3. Essie Swaim

3) James Luther. Born: 20 JAN 1871 in GA. Died: 1928; Spouse: Mary Curl. Born: 1872/3 in TN. Died: 1948; Marreid: 9 SEP 1894.

Children:
1. James Carrol. Born: 13 JAN 1896. Died: 15 OCT 1899.
2. Aurelia. Born: 19 SEP 1901. Died: 21 JUL 1943; Spouse: : Weaver Noles. Children: 2-1) Dorothy; 2-2) Vernon; 2-3) W.D.; 2-4) Lillian; 2-5) Marguerite; 2-6) Sylvia; 2-7) Herman; 2-8) Greta.
3. Victor. Born: 1908; Spouse: Judy.

4) John Doan. Born: 1873 or 1877?. Died: 1937?
5) Samuel. Born: 1874?. Died: Bef 1900 census?

6) Emma A. Born: 7 JUN 1878. Died: 12 DEC 1914;


Spouses: 1) Emma A. Gabbert, age 17, married S.L. Williams, age 27 on 18 AUG 1895. Source: FamilySearch.org. 2) Samuel C. Potter (brother of William Rash Potter and husband of Arminda Liller Gabbert).
Children: Emma and Samuel had three children. Two died as infants and are buried at Aly Cemetery. Their surving daughter is Ruby who married Charlie "Boozy" Brown and they had 3 children: 1) Pat; 2) Bonnie; 3) Jeffrey. Uncle Sam got married twice more and had at least two more children. Source: email from Pat Potter Kordik.

7) Arminda Liller [WR Potter]: Born: 4 MAR 1883. Married: 24 OCT 1903. Died: 12 NOV 1939.
8) Dicie. Born: 7 SEP 1885. Died: 3 AUG 1911; Spouse: G.M. Reynolds.
9) Winnie. Born: May 1890. Died: 1935.
10) Jessie. Born: 9 NOV 1889. Died: 8 MAR 1910.

GABBERT, W. G.: Company B, 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (Carter's). Not in 1860 HC. He was detailed in govt. tanning business in Oct. 64. Source: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_70954.asp http://www.researchonline.net/tncw/index/index135.htm

Marriage: William G. Gabbert & Martha Jane Isom; 26 NOV 1865 in Fulton Co, GA. Source: FamilySearch.org

1880 Census: William G. Gabbart: William Gabbart. Born: 1852? in IN?, age 28?, Father/Mother PoB: IN/IN?; Spouse: Mat. (Martha). Born: age 26; Children: Leonna, age 13, (born 1867?); Mary age 11, (born 1869?); James age 9, (born 1871?); Samuel age 6, (born 1874?); Bell age 2, (born 1878?); William Dannel (laborer); residence: Irons (Ions) Creek, Yell, AR. Source: FamilySearch.org

1900 Census: William G. Gabbert: William Gabbert. Born: Mar 1842 in IL, Father/Mother PoB: KY/GA; Spouse: Martha J., age 51. Born: 1849 in TN, Father/Mother PoB: GA/GA; mother of 10 children; 9 living. Children: Leonna. Born: Jun 1867 in GA; Liller. Born: Mar 1883 in AR; Disa. Born: Sep 1884 in AR; Winnie. Born: May 1890 in AR; Emma A. Williams. Born: Jun 1878 in AR (widowed); Samuel C. Potter, b Dec 1879 in AR, Father/Mother PoB: TN/AR. Residence: Irons (Ions) Creek, Yell, AR. Source: FamilySearch.org

1910 Census: William G. Gabbert: William Gabbert, age 68. Born: (1842?) in IL, Father/Mother PoB: KY/GA; Spouse: Martha J., age 61. Born: (1849?) in TN, Father/Mother PoB: GA/GA. Children: Leaner, age 42. Born: Jun 1867 in GA; John D, age 36, (born 1873?); Dicie, age 24. Born: 1886? in AR; Winnie D., age 19. Born: 1890? in AR; Residence: Irons (Ions) Creek, Yell, AR. Source: FamilySearch.org

1920 Census: John D Gabbert, age 47. Born: 1873?; Winnie Gabbert, age 28. Born: 1892. Residence: Yell Co, AR.

1930 Census: John D Gabbert, age 53. Born: 1877?; Winnie Gabbert, age 38. Born: 1892. Residence: Yell Co, AR.

2GM. Arminda Liller Gabbert.

Born: 4 MAR 1883. married 24 OCT 1903. died 12 NOV 1939. Buried: Bluffton Cemetery, Bluffton, AR. Parents: Galen Gabbert & Martha (Isom).

Spouse: William R. (Rash, Rashie) Potter. Born: 12 JUL 1881 in Aly, AR. died 14 NOV 1965. Buried: New Bethel: Kingston, AR. Parents: William "Bill" M. Potter & Tolitha Ann (Caldwell)

Children:
2.1) Erchel. Born: 24 JAN 1905. Died: 23 OCT 1907.
2.2) Hazel Evelyn [Lazenby]. Born: 27 OCT 1907. Died: 17 SEP 2001; Spouse: Omer Donaghey Lazenby.
2.3) Earl Lester. Born: 5 FEB 1909. Died: 31 AUG 1988; Spouse: Lillian Hawkins.
2.4) Ivory Emory. Born: 25 DEC 1911. Died: 6 FEB 2002; Spouse: Bernice Frizell
2.5) Vestie Oliver. Born: 26 MAR 1913. Died: 8 MAY 2003. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR; Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick). Born: 17 DEC 1917 in Pleasant Hill, Bluffton, AR. married 22 DEC 1934. died 16 JAN 2007.
2.6) Verlon Elton: living; Spouse: Everlee Armstrong. Parents: Selma & Theodore Armstrong.
2.7) Doyce LaGalen: living; Spouse: Violet (Butterfly) May. Parents:
2.8) Ina Floyce. Born: 22 JAN 1921. Died: 8 MAR 2005. Spouse: 1) Glennard Harry (Matson) Allen 2) Doyal Tellars.
2.9) Baby. Born:/died 23 OCT 1924.

1F: Vestie Oliver Potter.

Born: 26 MAR 1913 in Aly, AR. died 8 MAY 2003. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR. Parents: William R & Liller (Gabbert). Picture: Vestie Potter.

Spouse: Frances. Eulene (Kendrick). Born: 17 DEC 1917 in Pleasant Hill, Bluffton, AR. married 22 DEC 1934. died 16 JAN 2007. Buried: Mt. Zion: Briggsville, AR. Parents: James T. & Hester C. (Daniel).

See Potter Family History


Section III.Sources and Links:

Pennsylvania Merchant, Philadelphia, 10 SEP 1731: Passenger Lists
Ancestors of Nancy Carol ARNOLD surname index
Ancestors of Susannah Gabbert
ReoCities Index of Persons surname index
MY EASTERN KENTUCKY FAMILY AND MORE

Letter from John Gabbert Ragland, 8 DEC 1901 to William Galen Gabbert. Original script. PDF version.

Michael I and Michael II Gabbert Family History. Original script. PDF version.

Henry: Script, PDF version; David: Script, PDF Version; Benjamin: Script, PDF Version; Michael III: Script, PDF Version; Willlam: Script, PDF Version; John: Script; PDF Version; George: Script; PDF Version; Jacob: Script; PDF Version; Susannah Gabbert Bristow: Script; PDF Version; Celia Gabbert Clark: Script; PDF Version; Mary Gabbert Strong: Script; PDF Version; Catherine Gabbert Shelley: Script; PDF Version; Elizabeth Gabbert Ragland: Script; PDF Version; and the Anna Brown Sewell Family: Script; PDF Version;
NOTE: John Ragland did not provde details on Jesse Gabbert in this letter, but did provide some details in Gabbert History Account by John Ragland

Letter from John Gabbert Ragland, 1 NOV 1901 to Thomas Gavin Gabbert. Sourced from: Southern California Genealogical Society. Additional documents include:
Michael & Elizabeth Brown Gabbert, Summary
Gabbert History Account by John Ragland
Alphabetized Name Index
Clinton Co Land Survey, Michael Gabbert
Family Group Sheet: Michael & Elizabeth Brown Gabbert
Photocopy of Original 1st Page in Ragland's Script
Yell County, Arkanasas Links:

Cemeteries: Aly Cemetery; Bluffton Cemetery; Killian, Aly; Mt. Zion Cemetery -- Briggsville; New Bethel Cemetery; All Yell County Cemeteries

Yell County Information and Voter Registration List, Yell County, Arkansas 1868-1873

Family Search Record Search:

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