George was born around 1750 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. His parents were Mathias Gabbert (1728–1798) and Christian Bumgardner. George married Kennard Blackstone (1802–1863) 6 Aug 182, in Lincoln, Kentucky. George passed away about 1821, in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
"Mathias’ son George was born about 1757 and most family trees say that he was born in or near Lexington, Virginia. Well, the city of Lexington, originally known as Gilbert Campbell's Ford, was established as the town of Lexington in the Spring of 1778. The name chosen by the Virginia Legislature for the new county seat (Rockbridge) was in honor of the first great battle of the Revolutionary War, the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, which had occurred three years earlier. The property records that I have been able to locate place Mathias close to Toms Brook from 1751 to 1767 therefore, George was, more than likely, born in Toms Brook (see items above). Toms Brook is located quite a bit north and east of the Gilbert Campbell’s Ford area."
"George Gabbert was born in 1757 in Lexington, Virginia, first child of Mathias and Christina. Between 1775 and 1780, he married Anne Reed, who was born in 1759 in Pennsylvania.George and Anne were married about 1774. He would have been 17 and she 15. By occupation, George was a farmer. He was a Protestant and politically a Federalist. As was noted earlier, he received 85 acres of land near Lexington, Virginia from his father Mathias. On 02 Sep 1796, he sold this land to William New, Catherine's husband."
1810 US Federal Census
Name: George Gabbert
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Lincoln, Lincoln, Kentucky
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Crab Orchard, Lincoln, Kentucky
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
An image of the following will, found in the probate records of Lincoln County, Kentucky, is here.
"In the name of God, Amen. I George Gabbert Sen[io]r of Lincoln County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, being sick of boddy but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the frailties of human nature knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute, appoint and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following.
In primus, First I recommend my soul into the hands of allmighty God who gave it Trusting in the merits of His blessed son Jesus Christ to meet a joyful resurrection at the last day my body I commit to its Mother Earth to be entered in a christian manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and whatever temporal Estate it has pleased God to bless me with I desire may be disposed as hereafter mentioned.
Item it is my will and desire that my beloved wife Anne Gabbert live upon the plantation whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood and that she my said wife and three daughters to wit Sally, Rachel and Nancy Gabbert enjoy the same without molestation during the life of my said wife and I also bequeath in like manner all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind and nature whatever the full use and occupancy thereof I bequeath to them as long as my said wife shall live and remain a widow. It is my will and desire that my said wife Anne enjoy the use and benefit of all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep during her life for the use and benefit of my said daughters, namely Sally, Rachel and Nancy Gabbert, so long as they remain and keep together and that my said son Michael shall live in the house with his Mother and sisters and have the privilege of working the plantation and horses for the support of my said wife and three daughters and that he my said son Michael shall be considered as a guardian for my said wife and three daughters as long as my wife shall live and remain on the plantation and I do moreover enjoin my said son Michael that he provide for his mother and three sisters namely Sally, Rachel and Nancy such provisions as they have been accustomed to while they lived with me - and whereas I have sold my plantation whereon I now live to my son Michael Gabbert for the sum of twelve thousand dollars to be paid equally among all my children, himself to be considered as one amongst them, the payments to commence at Christmas 1823 and to continue to pay an equal proportion thereof for six years thence next ensuing for let it be known and understood that my said son Michael is to have annual equal Installments to pay for the land to commence at Christmas 1823. At the death of my said wife it is my desire that she dispose of all my remaining stock of every kind and nature whatever household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils in any nature or form she may think proper not doubting but she will dispose of the same in an Equitable manner. I do hereby require and request that my wife pay my son Thomas Gabbert the sum of fifteen dollars in any trade that she can best spare being the sum due and payable to him this fall. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Gabbert, Peter Depeau my Executors to this my last will and testament revoking all wills heretofore made by me declaring this and only this to be my last will and testament sealed with my seal and dated this June 22nd 1821.
This will was witnessed by James W. Withers, Ann Miller and James McFerron and was probated October 8, 1821. Peter DePauw was Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Kentucky."
The following shows a different date and place of birth:
"George Gabbert was born in 1757 in Lexington, Virginia, first child of Mathias and Christina. Between 1775 and 1780, he married Anne Reed, who was born in 1759 in Pennsylvania. George and Anne were married about 1774. He would have been 17 and she 15. By occupation, George was a farmer. He was a Protestant and politically a Federalist. As was noted earlier, he received 85 acres of land near Lexington, Virginia from his father Mathias. On 02 Sep 1796, he sold this land to William New, Catherine's husband."
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with George by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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