George moved to Burke Co along with his father. He joined the local militia in 1781; he did apply for his pension for his Revolutionary service.
Ater the War, George moved to Washington County, TN, probably along with members of the Grindstaff family. There is a court record in Judgement Book 1 of Washington Co VA in 1784, but by 1787 he was in Washington County, TN:
MARRIAGE RECORD OF WASHINGTON CO TN 1787-1840 by Norma Rutledge Grammer & Marian Day Mullins:
George Gabbert to Catherine Smith 27 Dec 1787. Isaac Grindstaff, bondsman.
In 1790 he acquired a NC Grant for 640 acres, which was located the Cornelius Bowman, Edward Smith and the Grindstaffs.
NORTHCAROLINA LAND GRANTS IN TENNESSEE 1778-1791, Cartwright & Gardiner
#887 1789 George Gabbard, 640 acres on Little Doe, a fork of Rone Creek.
Carter Co TN
12 Oct 1797 George Gabbert of Washington Co VA sold 98 acres on Timothe's Branch of Little Doe Crk of Watauga River adj John Brown and George Brown. DB A, p.118
3 May 1798 George Gabbard of Washington Co VA sold 127 acres on Little Doe Crk to James Given. DB A, p.212
6 Feb 1797 George Gabbert of Washington Co VA sold 80.5 acres on West side Doe Crk to Abrham Suell. DB A, p.487
23 May 1798 George Gabbard sold 316.5 acres on Little Doe Branch of Roans Crk to Peter Storm. DB A, p.305
[these deeds total 621 acres of the 640 acres of George's NC Grant]
Three children said born in Tennesse, but George was listed on the Washington Co VA tax lists in 1794. When he sold his Carter Co TN lands in 1797-98, he was described as a resident of Washington Co VA. Two more children were born in Virginia by 1800. George bought two tracts of land on Walker Mountain in 1801 and 1806. He sold these by 1808 when he left for KY:
WASHINGTON COUNTY VA DEEDS
28 Feb 1801 Henry & Christina Burke to George Gebhart, 50 acres called "Solawith" on the side of Walker Mtn. DB 2, p.414
17 Mar 1806 Jacob Shutters & wife Hannah to George Gabbard. $300. 150 acres previously owned by Silas & Sarah Tompkins on top of and both sides of Walker Mtn. DB 3, p.466
21 Jul 1807 George & Catherine Gabbard to Matthias Gabbert, 50 acres on Walker Mtn, the land on which Thomas Sanders now lives.. DB 3, p.580
16 Aug 1808 George & Catherine Gabbart to William Thomas, Walker Mtn, N fork of the Holston. 150 acres for $300. Previously owned by Jacob Shutters DB 4, p.75
By 1809 George was living in Mercer Co KY on the Salt River near Harrodsburg. Some of his cousins, sons of Fredrich Gabbart also lived in Mercer Co and they had a brother George as well. This has caused a great deal of confusion about which George belonged to which family.
TENNESSEE SMITHOLOGY states that a George Gabbert was a Private in the NC Militia and pensioned in 1834 at age 73 in Mercer Co KY.
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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.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with George: