Saturday, February 12, 2011

Surname Saturday - Gamble

David Gamble and Anna Finney

David Gamble was born about 1789 in South Carolina. He had a brother named James but their parents are unknown, at least to me. David fought in the War of 1812 as a member of the South Carolina Militia.

Anna Finney was born about 1799 in South Carolina. She was one of six daughters born to John Finney and Agnes (maiden name unproven but possibly Munford).

David and Anna were married on 16 Mar 1814 in Laurensville, Laurens County, South Carolina. Between 1830 and 1840 they moved to Heard County, Georgia apparently in order to claim David's bounty land from his military service.

David and Anna had 10 children. They lived in the community of Glenn, near the Alabama line in southwest Heard County. David died there between 1870 and 1880 and Anna died there in Feb 1877. They were both buried in the Adamson Cemetery at Glenn which is also known at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

David and Anna's children:
Catherine married Robert Young. Nothing further is known about her.

Thomas Ewing was born on 15 Feb 1822 in South Carolina. He married Martha E. Connely and they had nine children. Thomas died on 17 Jan 1896 and was buried in the Adamson Cemetery near his parents.

Nancy Jane was born in 1824 in South Carolina. She married Charles Cumbie and they had seven children. She died on 8 Nov 1891 in Greenwood, Sebastian County, Arkansas and was buried there in Liberty Cemetery.

Robert H. was born about 1826 in South Carolina. He married Burnetta Pitts and they had four children. Robert died during the Civil War on 3 May 1862 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi and was buried there in Friendship Cemetery.

Mary C. was born on 5 Oct 1828 in South Carolina. She married David A. Bennett and they had eight children. Mary died on 28 Jul 1865 and was buried in Adamson Cemetery.

Martha Lucinda was born about 1830 in South Carolina. She married John T. Bennett (who was the brother of David Bennett who married her sister Mary). Martha and John had nine children. She died before 1900 and her burial place is unknown.

Sarah A. R. was born about 1833 in Georgia. She married Francis Milton Johnston and they had 5 children. Nothing further is known about Sarah.

Samuel Houston was born on 30 Sep 1836 in Georgia. He married Permelia Allen and they had five children. Samuel died on 6 Aug 1906 and was buried in Barnes Cemetery, Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama.

John Henry was born about 1839 in Georgia. He married Maranda Caroline Barnes and they had five children. Nothing further is known about John.

Nathan G. was born about 1841 in Georgia. Nothing further is known about him.

David and Anna were my 3rd great-grandparents through their daughter, Martha Lucinda. For sources and additional information, click on the links above. If you have a connection to this family, please leave a comment or e-mail me.

1 comment:

  1. I am a descendant of Catherine Gamble, also known as Elizabeth Catherine Gamble. I would love to share information with you. Please email me at