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Sep 17 report

Goal is to clear the July 2012 emails

  1. Jimmy Gambrell email about James Bruton Gambrell war involvement
  2. George William Woodhouse information from Jeannette Rook
  3. Rose Mary Yenney from Jeannette Rook
  4. Oakland Cemetery, Indiana County, Pennsylvania (cemetery 1902)
  5. Joseph William Woodhouse from Jeannette Rook
  6. Harriet Jane Woodhouse from Jeannette Rook
  7. Grand View Cemetery, Skagit County, Washington (cemetery 1903)
  8. John Vipond Woodhouse from Jeanette Rook
  9. Newspaper entry for the conviction of Frederick Leach
  10. Newspaper notice for the hanging of Frederick Leach
  11. Ezekiel Gambrell cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina (cemetery 1904)
  12. James H. Gambrell
  13. Ezekiel Gambrell grave
  14. Evaline Gambrell grave
  15. Louisa Gambrell Roark grave
  16. George Rankin
  17. William Roark info
  18. Gloria Perryman funeral note
  19. Henry C. Burdick date of death and place of burial from Laurie Lewis
  20. Lincklaen Center Cemetery, Chenago County, New York (cemetery 1905)
  21. Kenyon Burdick date of death
  22. Nancy Hiscox date of death
  23. Charles Givens family added to incorporate the Bishop family connection to Union Hill Cemetery as found by LaVaughn Zimmer
  24. Georgia Bishop Hutchinson in Union Hill Cemetery
  25. Frances Hutchinson in Union Hill Cemetery
  26. Jewell Hutchinson
  27. Francis Hutchinson family added
  28. Joseph Hutchison grave and family
  29. William Monroe Green parent and grandparents
  30. Wanda Ingram memories of William Jordan Anglin.

3 thoughts on “Sep 17 report”

    1. I’m back! I was knocked out for a year, but am back again. I think I have added the info Glenda Patton had, but am woefully behind on emails, so will be looking into this. Jimmy Gambrell has been assembling information for a book, so I am usually slow at adding his more detailed info for now.

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James Bruton Gambrell

  1. George Gambrell family in 1860
  2. Joel Gambrell family in 1860
  3. Joel Gambrell family in 1870
  4. J.B. Gambrell family in 1870
  5. James B. Gambrell family in 1880
  6. J.B. Gambrell degrees added
  7. Pauline Gambrell husband and daughter
  8. Rodrick Gambrell details updated
  9. Patrick Gambrell family added
  10. Eric Gambrell family added
  11. Mary Gambrell death date added
  12. Helen Gambrell added and family
  13. James Gambrell Jr. wife
  14. James B. Gambrell Jr. family expanded
  15. J.B. Gambrell family in 1910 census
  16. James Bruton Gambrell death certificate
  17. James B. Gambrell passport application
  18. James B. Gambrell family in 1920
  19. Mary Gambrell death certificate
  20. James Gambrell in War Between States by Jimmy Bryson




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Gambrells of War Between States


  1. Pleasant Marion Gambrell service record amended from Henry Elliot.
  2. Pleasant Marion Gambrell service record amended from Henry Elliot
  3. Pleasant Marion Gambrell roll call and sick days added from Fold3, first set, 9 cards
  4. Pleasant Marion Gambrell roll call added from Fold3, second set, 7 cards
  5. James Madison Gambrell Jr. grave
  6. Cemetery 1765. Bethesda Methodist Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina
  7. Saint Paul Methodist Cemetery fixed from Powderville to Powdersville. Bing Maps use the singular Powder, Google and area roads and businesses use the plural form.
  8. James Madison Gambrell death day changed from 29 to 23.
  9. Sarah Gambrell dates fixed and grave
  10. Cemetery 1766. Lebanon Baptist Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina
  11. John Pegg Gambrell info and grave
  12. John Pegg Gambrell wife
  13. Barbara Gambrell Elrod info and grave
  14. John S. Elrod dates and grave
  15. Adam Soelle Elrod added and wife
  16. Adam linked to Isaac Elrod and Isaac’s listing expanded
  17. Sandy Springs Methodist Cemetery of Anderson County, South Carolina address expanded
  18. Maude Douthit merged (4008 to i1556)
  19. Carrie Rebecca Douthit merged (4011 to i1559)
  20. Mary Gertrude Douthit merged (4012 to i1560)
  21. Joseph Benjamin Douthit merged (4013 to i1561)
  22. Mary Howard Douthit Elrod cleaned up and grave added
  23. Elias Franklin Elrod dates and grave
  24. Olive Branch Cemetery address cleaned up
  25. Jim Elrod info expanded and grave added
  26. Nancy Elrod info added, and parents and second husband
  27. Changed Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Louis Elrod, added grave
  28. Charity Elrod info and grave
  29. Joseph Smith Evans parents, dates, grave
  30. Catherine Murphy Elrod parents, dates, grave
  31. Abraham Elrod info and grave
  32. Emily Register Elrod added
  33. Sarah Welborn Elrod info
  34. George McDuffie Elrod info
  35. Sarah Moore Douthit Elrod and info
  36. Elias Franklin Elrod Jr info
  37. Emma E Elrod info
  38. James Andrew Elrod info
  39. Mary Ann Elrod info fixed and grave
  40. Reid Gambrell family added with 49 family members
  41. Isaac M. Elrod tied to Adam Elrod
  42. Reid Gambrell family cleaned up and compared with two other trees
  43. Reid Gambrell grave
  44. Nancy J. Gambrell grave
  45. Maria Payne Gambrell grave
  46. James M. Gambrell grave
  47. Frances Gambrell grave
  48. Florence Gambrell grave
  49. Emily Gambrell grave
  50. Elizabeth A. Gambrell grave
  51.  Reid Gambrell family in 1850 census
  52. James M. Gambrell family in 1850 census
  53. James M. Gambrell family in 1860 census
  54. James Madison Gambrell Jr family from combined Ancestry trees
  55. Cemetery 895 updated and again used. Six Mile Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina
  56. Sarah Gambrell Sheriff Langley info and grave
  57. Sarah Gambrell two husbands
  58. Several additions and expansions to James Gambrell children
  59. Cemetery 1767 removed because duplicated
  60. Cemetery 1768. Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina
  61. John Pegg family added and wife Sarah Douthit
  62. Cemetery 1769. Pickens Chapel Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina
  63. Revised Big Creek Baptist Church & Cemetery address and info
  64. Ruth Murphy Gambrell family added
  65. Matthew Gambrell children added
  66. Ruth Murphy Gambrell second husband added
  67. James S. Gambrell Military notes added
  68. William Murphey Gambrell family added for two generations
  69. Cemetery 1770. Pisgah Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas

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Gambrell Family

  1. John Newton Gambrell Pedigree added from Robert Marshall
  2. Pedigree expanded with FS
  3. John Newton Gambrell Jr. biographical info added from Robert Marshall
  4. Judge Gambrell family at birthday and wedding anniversaries, newspaper
  5. John Newton Gambrell II changed to III
  6. John Newton Gambrell III’s anniversary date and place added
  7. Birth date and place of Blanch Smith Gambrell
  8. Death of Dr. William Mooney Gambrell
  9. Wedding of Dr. William Gambrell
  10. Son of William Gambrell
  11. 44th anniversary of Judge Gambrell and wife and family
  12. Debate of John N. Gambrell III
  13. 40th anniversary of Judge Gambrell and his wife.
  14. More notes on Dr. John Newton Gambrell from Nelle Rowland letter
  15. More notes on Madison Gambrell from Nelle Rowland letter
  16. Edward Harper grave
  17. Mary Harper grave
  18. Cemetery 1744. Greensboro Cemetery, Hale County, Alabama
  19. Death year for Frances Wyatt
  20. Parents of Frances Wyatt
  21. Frances Gambrell husband’s last name added, also first name
  22. Mahala Gambrell Mitchell anniversary and husband info expanded
  23. Marion Mitchell parents added
  24. Michell children added
  25. Tough job of linking Gambrell letter finished and letter published
  26. Cemetery 1745. Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerr County, Texas
  27. William Mooney Gambrell Jr grave, and info
  28. Jean Searingen Gambrell grave

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John Newton Gambrell of Texas

Robert Marshall told us of a John Newton Gambrell of Texas, and here is our work to tie him into the larger tree.

  1. Harriet Harper (i22829) changed to Mary Clementine Mooney
  2. Mary C. Mooney parents added
  3. Mary and John Gambrell link broken since generation too early
  4. John Newton Gambrell of 1864 added as son to John N. Gambrell of 1820
  5. Mary linked to this new John N. Gambrell of 1864
  6. Esther Lee Gambrell and husband added
  7. John N. Gambrell II wife
  8. William Mooney Gambrell wife and in-laws
  9. Thomas Dewitt Gambrell wife
  10. MIldred Gambrell husband
  11. Harriet Harper replaced as John Newton Gambrell (i9822) second wife
  12. Harriet Harper marriage from index
  13. Harriet Harper parents and siblings connection
  14. John N. Gambrell gravesite
  15. Cemetery 1739. Oakwood Cemetery, Walker County, Texas
  16. Several Harper family fixes from various sources
  17. David Henry Gambrell family added
  18. Lettis Gambrell family in 1850
  19. Samuel Vandiver Gambrell name changed to Sanford
  20. Many additions to details of John N. Gambrell, b. 1820, children from FS
  21. Edward Harper family in 1860 census
  22. John Gambrell family in 1870 census
  23. James Mattison Gambrell family expanded from FS
  24. James Mattison Gambrell grave
  25. Cemetery 1740. Old Perry Cemetery, McLennan County, Texas
  26. Amaryllis Horton name from Amaryllis Adelline to Amaryllis Earle Horton Gambrell
  27. Amaryllis Gambrell grave
  28. Cemetery 1741. Moody Cemetery, McLennan County, Texas
  29. Matthew Edwin Gambrell family added
  30. Susan Boyde Gambrell Parish family expanded
  31. 1880 census for John Gambrell and large household
  32. 1880 census for Mathew Gambrell family
  33. Vandiver sisters linked to same family
  34. Birdwell family expanded out from FS
  35. William Birdwell family from 1860 census
  36. 1900 Census for John N. Gambrell family
  37. 1900 census for son John N. Gambrell family
  38. 1910 census for son John N. Gambrell family
  39. 1920 census for John Gambrell family
  40. 1930 census for John Gambrell family
  41. John Gambrell death certificate
  42. Cemetery 1742. Lockhart Municipal Burial Park Cemetery, Caldwell County, Texas
  43. Alcena Gambrell Carson grave
  44. John Gambrell Jr. grave
  45. Mildred Gambrell grave
  46. Nora Gambrell grave
  47. Sidney Gambrell grave
  48. Thomas Gambrell grave

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Pettus and Stokes

  1. Luther Pettus year of death from Gene Agnew
  2. Elinor Pettus in Soc. Sec. index
  3. Cemetery 1456. Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi
  4. Luther Pettus grave and dates
  5. Elinor Pettus grave
  6. Elinor Shirley Stokes Agnew added to tree from Gene Agnew
  7. Dr. H. A. Stokes grave
  8. Dr. H. A. Stokes second wife
  9. Elinor Shirley Stokes info and grave
  10. Joseph Agnew info and grave
  11. Joseph Agnew parents
  12. Cemetery 1457. Pratts Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi

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Early American Gambrells

Nellie Rowland sent us the scans of a typed copy that was five pages long of a letter written by John Gambrell in 1927. It seems to be the source of information that has been parceled out (and uncredited) over family trees of Gambrells, so we digitized it and added links to each name to help folks follow along and read the original document so vital to Gambrell family trees today. Only slight modifications of the original have been made to correct minor issues. Here is the letter in full! Items in brackets [] are editorial comments by Clinton Macomber.

Lockhart, Texas
July 4, 1927

Mrs. R. H. Ward
Houston, Texas

Dear Cousin Ammie:

I have been endeavoring to reach answering your very interesting and most highly appreciated letter, 6th ult., but have been unable to do so until this holiday. Since business is suspending and the public are celebrating the day, I have found the time to reread the matter that you sent me addressed to you by Mr. Ozey Horton of Atlanta and check it up by my private data. I have also reread my carbon copy of my letter to you of February 8, 1921, which I take it, is the letter that he refers to as a letter from me to you that you had forwarded to him for his perusal.

Rechecking my statements in that letter to you, on the authority of your grandfather, James Madison Gambrell, and my father John Newton Gambrell, forty-five years ago [about 1882], while, I resided in Waco, I reduced to writing in my long hand their statements to me as to our family history. Substantially as they were made by them, as follows:

The GAMBRELLS, two brothers, came from France about 1676, went up the Potomac, and settled in Virginia and Maryland, having extensive holdings on both banks of the Potomac River. The old family graveyard with its crumbling monuments is near Manassas (adding to this from statements made to me by Dr. James Bruton Gambrell). He claimed to have data showing that while our ancestors were French Huguenots, they first took refuge in Ireland, and from Ireland came to America. His data confirms that of father and Uncle Madison. He further states that one brother settled on the Maryland side and one on the Virginia side of the Potomac. I would not undertake to state positively the source of my information, but I am under the impression that Uncle Madison told me, that these two brothers held their estate in common, but later became estranged from differences that arose on partitioning their estate, and they and their descendants drifted apart. I had it from Dr. James Bruton Gambrell that during the Civil War, and I think he said the second battle of Manassas, his company took position night in a cemetery, and engaged the Union Army either crossing or having crossed the Potomac into Maryland in retreating; and that he took position for protection, behind a tombstone, and when dawn came, he happened to read the inscription on the monument and found the name identical with his own, “GAMBRELL,” and upon further investigation he found himself in burial plot of the Virginia branch of the Gambrell’s from which we are descended.

In a letter to me, at another time, speaking of this same matter, he wrote, “at one time, one of the early Gambrells settled where the battle of Manassas was fought. I saw the family grave yard there with the tombstones marked.”

Upon his statement to me in writings, as follows, “Before the Revolutionary War, one of them (one of the early Gambrells) John Gambrell, my great grandfather, emigrated from Virginia to South Carolina. He soldiered with Marion, but having a stiff arm he never soldiered in the ranks. I have heard my grandfather, David Gambrell, tell of two of his thrilling adventures during the Revolutionary War. He had five sons—John, David, Matthew, etc. David was my Grandfather. My father [John Matthew Gambrell] was born in Anderson county, South Carolina: also my mother [Lettice Mattison Gambrell]. They came to Mississippi about 1842 and settled Tippah County.

To supply J. B. Gambrells “etc.” I again quote from my longhand notes, “John Gambrell, a grandson of one of these brothers, settled Anderson County, South Carolina, sometime before the Revolutionary War. He married Barbary Bruton, a descendant of a French family, early settlers in Virginia from whom the Bruton Memorial Chapel at Williamsburg is named.” Thus you see why his (J. B. Gambrell’s) name.

Further quoting from my notes: “To John Gambrell and Barbary Bruton were born five sons in order: Henry, David, James, John and Matthew,” and so my father and Uncle Madison filled out the “etc.” of J. B. Gambrell.

It may be interesting to you to know that one of these five brothers, on the authority of my father (I cannot recall which), was a one legged old bachelor, one-legged because he lost the other leg in the war of 1812. His wound was a constant irritant to his temper, and caused him to drink to excess, so that he frequently was drunk. Father was a favorite nephew of his, and as his home was not far from that of father’s father, Matthew Gambrell. As a boy father visited this uncle quite frequently. One day he became violently angry with father while in his cups and threw his crutch or wooden leg (I cannot recall which) at father, who was in the yard next to the porch, and then couldn’t follow it up. He insisted on father’s bringing it to him, but father was afraid to do so, but finally was induced to do so by assurances of his uncle that his assault was uncalled for and would not be repeated.

From the above family history you can readily see that John Gambrell who fought in the Revolutionary War, was the grandfather of my father and Uncle Madison, He was also the great-grandfather of Dr. J. B. Gambrell. Therefore, J. B. Gambrell, James Madison Gambrell and John Newton Gambrell were second cousins [actually 1st cousins].

Matthew Gambrell, my father’s father, was a Baptist preacher, as well as a Captain of Militia. In my former letter I erroneously stated that he was a soldier in the War of 1812. In this I was mistaken, as I since ascertained. He was not born until July 5, 1796, and died a suicide on August 12, 1843. I wrote you that he married Lettice Madison, a daughter of James Madison, and that James Madison’s wife [Frances Wyatt], the mother of my grandmother, was of the family of the Virginia Wyatts, prominent in the early history of Virginia. I note that Mr. Horton writes you that her name was “Mattison.” I am aware of that and was at the time I wrote you. You are therefore due this explanation. Your grandfather always wrote (and he wrote a very beautiful hand, speaking by the way). His name is James Madison Gambrell. I have it both from him and my father that their mother was a daughter of James Mattison who claimed to be a collateral cousin of the blood to President Madison. That the Mattisons were uneducated branch of the Madison family, but of very high intelligence and very highly respected, and that Lettice Mattison Gambrell was very proud of both her Madison and Wyatt blood. Uncle Madison accepted her statements as correct and he and father always assumed that, as is quite frequently in that day, when most people signed by mark, that her ancestry had become known as “Mattisons.” Since one of desire to claim relationship with a president, though ever so remote, I intend to seek more light on this matter among the relatives in South Carolina and will report them to you.

To Matthew and Lettice Mattison Gambrell were born nine sons and three daughters. One daughter died young [Pamelia Burton Gambrell]. Francis, a daughter, married a Campbell. Mahala, another daughter, married a Mitchell. Mrs Mitchell’s daughter, Mrs Ella Cox, owns the old Matthew Gambrell home, which as I understand it, was also the home of his father, John Gambrell. I am informed that the log home of John Gambrell in now the stable on the place, while the two story, frame dwelling built by Matthew Gambrell is still well preserved, though more than one hundred years old.

I have heard my father speak frequently of the Hortons but I cannot now recall whether he claimed any family connection with them. The same applies to Governor Brown, whom he claims to have known well. He regarded Governor Brown as an unusually brilliant man.

I overlooked the nine sons of Matthew Gambrell. I recall the names of only Madison, David, John Newton, Terry and Fuller. All nine enlisted on the side of the confederacy in the Civil War. Seven gave their lives in its defense. Only Uncle Madison [Rev. Madison Gambrell] and my father came out alive: Uncle Madison, by the Grace of God, my father [Dr. John Newton Gambrell] probably by the same grace, though he never appreciated it. In 1857 he sold his holdings, including his practice at Painsville, Alabama, and bought a new home in Texas. His wife [Harriet Harper Gambrell] died suddenly en route within the first-fifty miles leaving him with five daughters and one son, the eldest about twelve years of age, the boy a baby in arms. As all accumulations, had been invested in Texas, he had no alternative but to continue on to Texas. So he returned and buried his wife in her childhood home, and resumed his journey to Texas. The war came on, and found him divided between his duty to his country and his family. He enlisted, but because of the tender age of his children, was detailed or assigned to practice in the families of soldiers who enlisted from Walker and adjacent counties. He told me that at one time, when the Confederacy failed, because of inability, to keep up the necessary stocks of medicine and medicinal supplies in the commissaries it was maintaining for such purpose in each of these counties, he carried his entire cotton crop to Galveston and sold it, and bought ten thousand dollars’ worth of the most needed supplies and dispensed them under prescription to these families.

Mr. Horton mentions the fact, which I can testify to, that Uncle Madison read Greek and Latin “as fluently as most people could read English.” I have followed the text by the hour while he or father quoted Virgil or Horace, or the Bible or New Testament, as written in the Latin and the Greek. There are few university professors in this day that can do so.

I have never met a Gambrell who was not proud of his name. I know of none of the name who have attained to great eminence, on the other hand, they pride themselves on the fact that wherever you find them they are community lenders in religious, patriotic and social uplift, and fearless therein. Always esteeming principles higher than friendships, while commanding the respect of their neighbors they do not bind their affections to them with “Hooks of Steel.” Reverting to the severance of family relations between the two brothers in Colonial days, there must have been principles involved, and while I do not feel certain that it should be a matter of family pride, I have never known one of the name that could countenance or defend a shadowy deed or transaction even of a relative. And had the Gambrells a coat of Arms and were I called upon to write the Scroll thereon, I’d write with Pope these glorious lines:

“What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns us not to do,
This teach me more than Hell to shun,
That more than Heaven pursue.”

When you wrote me in 1921, you were seeking the proof that would entitle you to admittance as a member of the Daughters of the Colonial Dames? In your more recent letter you do not state whether you have succeeded in making the satisfactory proof. There is the old burial ground in South Carolina of John Gambrell and Barbara Bruton Gambrell, his wife. You can trace back to them. Cousin Ella Cox I think has the old family Bible. Between it and the monuments you will likely be able to ascertain where in Virginia they were born. The Old Family Plot, prior to 1776, at Manassas, and the court records at Manassas and Williamsburg, if searched prior to 1776, might take you back to the original Frenchman from Ireland from which you descend.

I am not positive, but I state that it is well fixed in my memory, from just what source I cannot recall, that this French-Irish ancestor of ours was “Daniel” Gambrell. My understanding is that John Gambrell was his grandson. The search would cover Daniel Gambrell and his children, one of whom was the father of John Gambrell, three counties, three burial grounds, and three cemeteries. This might not be too complicated or expensive.

If the essential matter for admittance to the Dames of the Revolution is to trace your ancestry to a participant in that war you have only to trace to John Gambrell, and place him in that war. It has come to me from too many sources independent of each other, that he was, for me to doubt that; abundant proof thereof could be secured in South Carolina alone. The woods are full of Gambrell’s there, still nestling in the vicinity of the old home. The records of his old county, or the records of Marion’s army, with whom he is reputed to have served, either at the capital of South Carolina or at Washington, ought to contain his name. Especially if it be true that he served in any capacity on Marion’s staff.

Uncle Madison was born in 1816 and father was born in 1820, each less than fifty years after the Revolutionary War. Their four grand parents lived an average of more than ninety years, and lived and died within the same community where Uncle Madison and father were raised. I have heard them speak of having spent considerable of their time in the company of the old folks. Such statements as my father and Uncle passed on to me about the family history ought therefore to be more accurate than the usual hearsay. I think you can rely on them as reasonably accurate, and that you ought to be able to confirm them through the sources of evidence that I have suggested.

I shall write Cousin Ella Cox and invoke her assistance in correcting the above facts, if any are inaccurate; also in securing any additional information that she can give. I will write you later. I feel sure that she would be pleased to have you visit her. And that she will make your visit just as pleasant as she did that of my son, Tom.

I am enclosing a carbon copy of this letter, to forward to Mr. Horton, if you desire to do so. I would not care to have my version of the family tree printed in any form until verified.

Your grandmother Gambrell [Amaryllis Horton Gambrell] was a very sweet old woman, and I loved her very much. Like the Gambrell’s she was inordinately proud of ancestry. So much so that she would sometimes very delicately impress one with the thought that it had been quite a condescension for her to marry your grandfather.

With the understanding that the carbon copy of Mr. Horton’s letter to you was intended for me to keep, I am retaining it. I am returning J. B. Gambrell’s family tree, that you sent me after making a copy for my files.

I have heard my father speak frequently of Larkin Gambrell. Time and again he told me of that cold Saturday in 1832 or 1833, in the Spring when the sap was up. He, too, carried the family milling to Gambrells Mill that day, and nearly froze. He said the sap in the trees froze and that the trees were bursting with loud explosions that fright­ened him all along the way. Doubtless he met with Mr Horton’s father at the mill that day and they compared experiences.

I am sending this letter in care of Judge Ward since I cannot make out your residence address.

I have given this letter one half of my holiday. It has been a pleasure to do so. It was a greater pleasure to hear from you. I trust it will not be your last letter.

I regret to inform you that your cousin Mary [Mary Clementine Mooney Gambrell], my wife, is in very poor health. She has two leaking valves to her heart, and unusually high blood pressure. She has to rest in bed most of the time. I told her of your letter and that I was answering it, and she requests me to send you her love.

Your Cousin John Gambrell

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Gambrell additions

Sid Gambrell was looking for a connection of a Giles Darwin Gambrell. That inspired the following work:

  1. The addition of William J. Gambrell family (i187631) members
  2. The addition of William H. J. Gambrell family members
  3. Cemetery 1657. Oak Lawn Cemetery, Milam County, Texas
  4. Cemetery 1658. Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Milam County, Texas
  5. Cemetery of Albert Elmer Gambrell
  6. Cemetery of Amanda Adaline Casey Gambrell
  7. Cemetery of Berdie Lee Gambrell
  8. Cemetery of Bernice H Gambrell
  9. Cemetery of Charles Edwin Gambrell
  10. Cemetery of Pvt Fletcher S Gambrell
  11. Cemetery of George P Gambrell
  12. Cemetery of Ida Mae Hatcher Gambrell
  13. Cemetery of J C Gambrell
  14. Cemetery of Jasper E Gambrell
  15. Cemetery of Lillian Susanna Gambrell
  16. Cemetery of Melton Gambrell
  17. Cemetery of Sarah M Beard Gambrell
  18. Cemetery of William Henry Gambrell
  19. Cemetery of Willis “Arthur” Gambrell
  20. Cemetery of Willis Arthur Gambrell
  21. Wedding date for Oide William Duck fixed (Spe to Sep)
  22. 1910 Census for Arthur Gambrell and wife
  23. 1910 Census for James Russell and wife
  24. Matilda Emaline Russell grave
  25. William & Amanda Gambrell family in 1910 census
  26. Charles & Tildey Gambrell in 1910 census
  27. Benjamin Beard family added in two generations
  28. Thomas A. Beard grave
  29. Sarah E. Beard grave
  30. Thomas A. Beard family in 1910 census
  31. Washington Gambrell in 1860 census
  32. Maud Morgan Gambrell family added
  33. Maud Morgan family in 1900 census
  34. James Buchanan Morgan ancestors- 2 generations
  35. Elizabeth Davanport Morgan ancestors: 2 generations
  36. Arthur Gambrell family in 1920 census
  37. Willes Arthur Gambrell in Texas death index
  38. Giles Gambrell birth date in Texas birth index
  39. 1900 census for William H. Gambrell family
  40. RESOLVED: Willis Arthur Gambrell was adopted by an uncle
  41. RESOLVED: Maud Ann Morgan Gambrell remarried to Jim Henry Sheppard
  42. RESOLVED: Giles Darwin Gambrell was Jimmie or James Gambrell
  43. Photo of Maud, Fred, & Bell Morgan: also from them headshots
  44. Jim Sheppard family in 1930 census
  45. Jim Sheppard family in 1940 census
  46. Charles Gambrell family in 1930 census
  47. Charles Gambrell family in 1940 census
  48. Cemetery 1659. Conoley Cemetery, Milam County, Texas
  49. Jim Sheppard grave
  50. Maud Sheppard grave
  51. Rankin Sheppard in Soc. Sec index
  52. Rankin Sheppard wife
  53. Orville Sheppard in Texas death index
  54. Expanded Fred Miles Morgan family
  55. Orval Sheppard family in 1940 census
  56. Lillian Gambrell in 1940 census
  57. Orval Gambrell in public records

Lots of other stuff, got tired of listing it all! I also had to simply quit, even though I wanted to get newspaper clippings entered, and a bunch more. Maybe later, but my ToDo list is growing by the minute!

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Gambrell additions

James S. Gambrell, born September 9, 1821, and his extended family was pieced together and added. There were a lot of individuals, and several cemetery additions, too many to keep track of. His family interweaves with others in our family tree enabling us to expand his line and not create a separate line and family tree. The problem is I cannot agree with the two choices I found of those who try to guess who is parents were. In the case of it being William Gambrell, there just is no room to add another elder son to the family and still fit the 1830 and 1840 census reports. The problem with Enoch being his father, when established dates are taken into account, Enoch would only be eight years old when he is “wife” got pregnant. Obviously this makes no sense. As far as attaching him onto another part of the family, there are several choices since the Gambrell’s had become quite numerous in the area, making a decision difficult. If ANYONE knows of a connection, please let me know. I really would like to get poor orphan James a dad!

So many additions were made in both individuals and facts on existing individuals. There were several merges and interlinking families connections made. Simply too many to list. Once the dust settled:

  1. 1850 census for James Bagwell (i187502) and his family. His wife is Sarah Gambrell, daughter of William and Sarah Gambrell.
  2. 1850 census for Sarah Stone Gambrell (i187521) events redone to include the real estate and value
  3. Added value of real estate to James Gambrell (I187537) and William Gambrell Junior (I187532)
  4. William Kay (i50520) and daughter in 1850 census
  5. James Gambrell (i50518) and family in 1850 census
  6. James S. Gambrell family in 1870 census
  7. James W. Gambrell (i9774) family in 1900 census
  8. John Newton Gambrell family and Harper, James, & Nancy Williams families in 1860 census
  9. James and Susan Gambrell family in 1870 census
  10. Harper and Lucinda Gambrell family in 1870 census
  11. We wound up adding a large number of Gambrells from an ancestry family tree that was using a Bible as a source.

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Gambrell additions

Headstone for Stephen Wood Smith (i45568) from Emma Duke

Headstone for William Ira Smith (i35347) from Emma Duke

Headstone for Susanna Gambrell Smith (i170675) from Emma Duke

Headstone for Stephen Wood Smith (i35359 & grandpa to above) from Emma Duke

Headstone for Nancy Weems Smith (i35361) from Emma Duke

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