Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rachel Gabbert, daughter of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth De Pauw Gabbert, was born in either Lincoln or Casey County, Kentucky about 1808.
Her birth date is unknown however, because of the date of her marriage, she is assumed to be the first child. Given that, and the marriage date of
her parents, it is assumed that she was born March/April 1808.
Census References:
++1810 census, Casey County, 2 girls under 5++
++1820 census Liberty Township, Casey County,++

The Gabberts moved to Washington County, Indiana between 1820 and 1823.
Rachel Gabbert was married in Washington County, Indiana to Joseph Lockhart March 20, 1823. Rachel and Joseph were married by Amos Wright who was the pastor of Mill Creek Church of Christ. The Lockharts were members of the church, the Gabberts were not on a list of members. Joseph was the son of William and Elizabeth Fletcher Lockhart; born in Virginia about 1798. Rachel would have been somewhere around 15 years old and Joseph would have been around 25 years of age. I assume that Joseph is buried, along with his parents, in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Joseph died before August 22, 1828 when his estate was appraised. He would have been around 30. Rachel's father, Thomas Gabbert, was administrator of Joseph's estate. The estate was appraised August 22, 1828 and sold on September 20, 1828.

Rachel was pregnant and a widow with 2 children, Polly and Thomas, at about the age of 20. Joseph (2nd) the son of Rachel and Joseph (1st) was born Dec. 11, 1828, about 5-6 months after Joseph's (1st) death.

Rachel married George Brittain Jan. 10, 1831, about age 23. Rachel seems to have died about 1835, about age 27. Rachel's father, Thomas Gabbert, was appointed guardian of the Lockhart children in 1835.

Polly Lockhart seems to have died prior to November 1839 when she was not mentioned on a guardianship concerning the estate of N. B. De Pauw. Napoleon Bonaparte De Pauw was Rachel Gabbert's uncle who died June 2, 1838. (Above)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And now, something old (other than myself)....

Property deed for Henry Trent, one of my 7th great grandfathers, dated November 7, 1673. Yes, it is in English! Location: Henrico County, Virginia. Description: 200 acres begg. at Mr. Place’s line half a mile from the river being at the head of Coleford.

And something new..............

Kathryn and Kaitlin in the Arizona desert, Christmas, 2008.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It may be remembered by some of you that Jacob and Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner are my 4th great grandparents on the Mendenhall-Pedigo side of the family.

Acts of the Virginia Assembly 1794.
Chapter LVII. (Passed December 18, 1794.)
An Act concerning Sarah Tool and Dorothy Tanner.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Sarah Tool, widow of Richard Tool, (who during the late war enlisted as a gunner on board the Henry Galley belonging to this commonwealth, and died in the services thereof) shall be placed on the list of pensioners, and allowed the sum of eight pounds per year.

Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That Dorothy Tanner, the widow of Jacob Tanner, a soldier, who was in the service of this state during the late war, and died in the same, shall be placed on the list of pensioners, and allowed the sum of eight pounds a year.

Sec.III. And be it further enacted, That the auditor of public accounts shall, and he is hereby authorised and required, on application to him made, to issue to the said Sarah Tool and Dorothy Tanner, a warrant on the treasurer for the sum of twelve pounds each for their immediate relief.

Sec. IV. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

You may also remember that I had, in previous letters, made mention that Jacob Tanner was a soldier in the Revolution and that Dorothy had recieved a pension but that I was not able to find a copy of any application. I guess that this "Act" is better proof than an application? Still no application. However, yesterday I found some of the records of payment of the pension to Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner and have included the last record from 1812 in the image above.
If some of you have trouble reading the did I.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Family reunion at Fence Row, May 3, 2009.

1. Adam.

2. Colin and Chayla.

3. Kirby, Elise, Kevin and Kathryn.

4. Jeanine, Colin and Chayla.