Bradley Gambill (with revised information)

 

gambill Knob

View from Gambill Cemetery in Rutherford County, TN

Bradley Gambill was born circa 1751.1

Bradley Gambill married Susanna UNKNOWN.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Elizabeth Gambill.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Lydia Gambill in 1772.3,4

Bradley Gambill received land by a land grant on 26 Sep 1772 in SC. He received 150 acres on the Granville River in South Carolina from King George III of England5

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of John Gambill on 22 Dec 1774. In 1792, John served in the Militia of the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio. Men 18-45 served in militia units, so I believe John was 18 in 1792, making him born in 1774.6,7,4,3,8

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of James H. Gambill before 1775 assumedly in SC.

In 1772, settlers living south of the Holston River, on the Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers, within the boundaries of the North Carolina colony, organized the Watauga Association, giving America its first written constitution.2   In 1775, the Wataugans changed their name to “Washington District.” The main settlements in the Washington District were Watauga, Carter’s Valley, and Nolichucky.2

Bradley Gambill received land by a land grant from North Carolina on 19 Nov 1775 on the banks of Boone’s Creek located in Washington District, NC. It was part of the land considered the Watauga Purchase9 The following is a transcription of that land grant:

Bradley Gambal on the 19th day of November Anno Dom obtained a patent from this office for a tract of land lying on Boone’s creek bounded as follows to wit beginning at a white oak corner to William Bean line Thence No 54 degrees W 166 poles to a post oak near the creek thence 36 degrees E 34 poles to a white oak thence N 54 degrees W 80 poles to a white oak and red oak to a bridge thence S 46 degrees W 266 poles to a buckeye in a branch thence south 50 degrees E 240 poles to a post oak, thence N 47 degrees 254 poles to the beginning containing 380 acres more or less which tract was entered by William Bean the third day of May 1775 who obtained a warrent [sic]for the surveying the same a plat of which was returned to this office by the hands of Wm. Bailey Smith Surveyor.

During the Revolutionary War, Bradley Gambill was enlisted with the Continental Service. He served in VA and NC. According to the Draper Manuscripts, Bradley is listed on the payroll of Captain Joseph Martin, stationed at Fort Patrick Henry for the year 1776. Captain Martin was responsible for keeping the Indians pacified and was responsible for enabling the frontiersmen to give General Cornwallis a blow at Kings Mountain.

Though Bradley most likely served at Kings Mountain, he was in the Virginia Militia and in order to qualify for a Military Land grant in Virginia a soldier or sailor had to serve at least three (3) years continuously in the State or Continental Line or State Navy. Militia service did not count. This explains why Bradley did not have Military Land Grants.1

Bradley Gambill lived in Watauga Settlement, NC, 1776 when it was attacked by Indians. The Cherokee launched an attack against the Watauga settlements in 1776, but the Wataugans retreated to their fort and withstood the siege.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Jordan Gambill assumedly in NC.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Aaron Gambill in 1776 assumedly in Washington District, NC.4

Bradley lived in Washington District, NC. In 1777, parts of Washington District, NC became Washington County, NC. He and his family probably did not move. After that date, he would have been living in Washington County, NC. Included in the boundaries of the new county is most of present-day Tennessee.2

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Rhoda Gambill in 1777 assumedly in Washington County, NC.4

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Benjamin Gambill on 4 Sep 1781 in Washington County, NC.4,10,11

Bradley lived in Washington County, NC. In 1783, parts of Washington County, NC became Davidson County, TN. He and his family probably did not move. After that date, he would have been living in Davidson County, TN. Davidson County, TN was created by an act of the North Carolina Legislature in 1783. It was named in honor of William Lee Davidson. Davidson was killed in battle at Cowans Ford on the Catawba River in North Carolina.12

Bradley Gambill purchased land under the land Act of 1777. Under this act, land was only available in Johnson, Washington, Sullivan, Carter and Unicoi and the eastern parts of Hancock and Greene Counties in present day East Tennessee. Land cost 50 shillings per hundred acres. Settlers were expected to improve the property. His land was entered 13 Oct 1783 in Washington County, NC13 The following is a transcription of that land grant:

State of North Carolina

No. 405 Know ye, that We, have granted unto Bradley Gambell Two hundred acres of land in Washington County on Boones Creek Beginning at a stake on the south side of said creek and stump corner to Thomas Hardeman’s and thence South fifty four East one hundred and thirty four poles to a stake in said Hardeman’s line and thence south forty four West one hundred and forty four poles to a stake in John Hill’s line and thence north fifty four West two hundred and fifteen poles to a white oak in John Hill’s line and thence North thirty nine East one hundred and forty eight poles to a white oak corner to Thomas Hardeman’s and thence South fifty four East on said Hardeman’s line eight eight poles crossing the creek to a white oak and thence south thirty six West thirty four poles to the place of beginning. To hold unto the said Bradley Gimbell his heirs and assigns forever. dated the thirteenth day of October 1783

Alex Martin

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Mary “Polly” Gambill assumedly in NC.

“The Territory South of the River Ohio, more commonly known as the Southwest Territory, was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1790, until June 1, 1796; when it was admitted to the United States as the State of Tennessee. The Southwest Territory was created by the Southwest Ordinance (enacted on May 26, 1790), from lands of the Washington District that had been ceded to the U.S. federal government by the State of North Carolina. The land had been claimed by North Carolina but had not been well settled–in part due to the Royal Proclamation Act.” ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Territory between 26 May 1790 and 1 Jun 1796.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Susanna Gambill in 1790 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee).14,4

An unknown person sold land to Bradley Gambill on 4 Jul 1790 in Davidson County, located in the Territory Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). He bought 300 acres on Mill Creek.5

Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of the population, be taken every 10 years. The first census was taken in 1790. While Bradley Gambill was probably living in Davidson County, located in the Territory Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee), the census roll is no longer in existence.

In 1782, North Carolina set off land in the Cumberland River Valley of present day upper Middle Tennessee for a military reservation. The lands in this reservation had been purchased from the Cherokee in 1775 by the Transylvania Land Company. North Carolina gave Richard Henderson 200,000 acres of land in the Powell River Valley in exchange for the land in this military reservation. North Carolina gave her soldiers who had served in the Continental Line Military Warrants redeemable in this area of present day Tennessee. George Grantson received a military warrant and sold it to Bradley Gambill on 10 Dec 1790 on Barton’s Creek, in Davidson County, located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). He purchased the grant from George’s heirs15,16 The following is a transcription of that land grant:

State of North Carolina

No 1350

Know ye, that we have granted unto Bradley Gamble assignee of George Granston six hundred and forty acres of land in the County of Davidson on the waters of Bartons Creek beginning at a Hackberry and Black oak about Eighty poles north of the thirty male tree being Jacob Castlemans corner then south with Castleman’s line three hundred and twenty poles to an Elm and Walnut, thence East three hundred and twenty poles to a white ash thence North three hundred and twenty poles to an Elm thence West to the beginning To hold to the said Bradly Gamble his heirs and assigns for ever dated 10 Dec 1790

Alex Martin

In 1782, North Carolina set off land in the Cumberland River Valley of present day upper Middle Tennessee for a military reservation. The lands in this reservation had been purchased from the Cherokee in 1775 by the Transylvania Land Company. North Carolina gave Richard Henderson 200,000 acres of land in the Powell River Valley in exchange for the land in this military reservation. North Carolina gave her soldiers who had served in the Continental Line Military Warrants redeemable in this area of present day Tennessee. Martin Armstrong received a military warrant and sold it to Bradley Gambill on 10 Dec 1790 on Mill Creek, in Davidson County, located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). Barton’s Creek is in present day Wilson County, TN near Lebanon17,18 The following is a transcription of that land grant:

No. 1242. Know ye that we have granted unto Bradley Gambill assigned of Martin Armstrong Sixty four acres of land in the County of Davidson, lying on Mill Creek Beginning at a Sugar tree, being the North West corner of George Nevill’s [illegible] right, then West with John Buchannan line forty poles to Thomas Hardens East boundary line, then south with said line to his former White oak seventy six poles, thence West forty nin poles to a Dogwood being James Mincer’s corner thence south with said Mincer’s line Eighty one poles to a White Oak being David Gowan’s former thence East Eighty nine poles crossing Mill Creek to a Hickory [illegible] said Gowan’s line Intersects said Nevill’s line, thence North to the beginning. To hold to the said Bradley Gambill his heirs and assigns forever dated 10th Dec 1790.

Alex Martin.

In 1782, North Carolina set off land in the Cumberland River Valley of present day upper Middle Tennessee for a military reservation. The lands in this reservation had been purchased from the Cherokee in 1775 by the Transylvania Land Company. North Carolina gave Richard Henderson 200,000 acres of land in the Powell River Valley in exchange for the land in this military reservation. North Carolina gave her soldiers who had served in the Continental Line Military Warrants redeemable in this area of present day Tennessee. Jacob Jones received a military warrant and sold it to Bradley Gambill on 10 Dec 1790 on Barton’s Creek, in Sumner County, located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee)19,20 The following is a transcription of that land grant:

State of North Carolina

No 1273

Know ye, that we, have granted unto Bradly Gambill assignee of Jacob Jones six hundred and forty acres of land in the county of Sumner. On the Waters of Barton’s Creek, beginning at an Elm being the South West corner of a survey of Bradley Gambill which includes the thirty mile tree then West with Jacob Casselson [ name is hard to read] line three hundred and twenty poles to a Dogwood, thence South three hundred and twenty poles to an oak thence East three hundred and twenty poles to a Hickory thence north to the beginning. To hold to the said Bradley Gambill his heirs and assigns forever dated 10 Dec 1790.

Alex Martin

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Milton Gambill in 1792 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee).

The Congress also enacted a basic militia law on May 8, 1792 (1 Stat. 271), that called for the enrollment of “every able-bodied white male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45.” The law further directed that each citizen enrolled provide himself with a “good musket, or firelock, and a sufficient bayonet and belt.” Bradley Gambill served in 1794 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). He was a member of Anderson’s Co., Isaac Roberts’ Reg’t Militia, Territory South of the Ohio.21

The Congress also enacted a basic militia law on May 8, 1792 (1 Stat. 271), that called for the enrollment of “every able-bodied white male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45.” The law further directed that each citizen enrolled provide himself with a “good musket, or firelock, and a sufficient bayonet and belt.” Bradley Gambill served between 1 Aug 1794 and 31 Aug 1794 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). Bradley Gambril appears with the rank of Pvt on a Pay Roll of a detachment of troops in the service of the United States, at or from the Davidson County Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, under the command of George McLean for Aug, 1794. Roll dated Knoxville, July 23, 1795. Commencement of service or of this settlement, Aug 1, 1794. Expiration of service or of this settlement Aug 31, 1794.

Term of service 1 month, ___days. Pay per month, 3 dollars. Amount of pay, 3 dollars, ____cents.21

The Congress also enacted a basic militia law on May 8, 1792 (1 Stat. 271), that called for the enrollment of “every able-bodied white male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45.” The law further directed that each citizen enrolled provide himself with a “good musket, or firelock, and a sufficient bayonet and belt.” Bradley Gambill served between 1 Sep 1794 and 30 Sep 1794 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). Bradley Gambril appears with the rank of Pvt on a Pay Roll of a detachment of troops in the service of the United States, at or from the Davidson County Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, under the command of Stephen Byrn for Sep, 1794. Roll dated Knoxville

July 24, 1795. Commencement of service or of this settlement, Sep 1, 1794. Expiration of service or of this settlement Sep 30, 1794.

Term of service 1 month, ___days. Pay per month, _3_dollars. Amount of pay, 3 dollars, ____cents.21

Bradley Gambill was promoted from Private to Sergeant on 1 Nov 1794 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee).21

The Congress also enacted a basic militia law on May 8, 1792 (1 Stat. 271), that called for the enrollment of “every able-bodied white male citizen between the ages of 18 and 45.” The law further directed that each citizen enrolled provide himself with a “good musket, or firelock, and a sufficient bayonet and belt.” Bradley Gambill served between 1 Nov 1794 and 30 Nov 1794 located in the Territory of the United States Southwest of the River Ohio (present day Tennessee). Bradley Gambril appears with the rank of Sgt on a Pay Roll of a detachment of troops in the service of the United States, at or from the Davidson County Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, under the command of Stephen Byrn for Nov, 1794.Roll dated Knoxville

July29 1795. Commencement of service or of this settlement, Nov 1, 1794. Expiration of service or of this settlement Nov 30, 1794.

Term of service 1 month, ___days. Pay per month, _6 dollars. Amount of pay, 6 dollars, ____cents.21

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Ann Gambill on 24 Dec 1796 in TN.22,4,23,24

Bradley Gambill paid the surety for the wedding of Sarah Kimbro and John Gambill on 1 Nov 1798 in Davidson County, TN.25,3,7

Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of the population, be taken every 10 years. The 1800 schedules furnish only the names of the free heads of family, not of other family members. These schedules totaled the number of other family members, without name, by free or slave status. While Bradley Gambill was probably living of Davidson County, TN, the census roll is no longer in existence.

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Bradley Kimbro Gambill on 14 Jan 1800 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN.4

Bradley and Susanna became the parents of Hiram H. Gambill in 1801 assumedly in TN.4

Bradley Gambill sold land to John Gambill on 24 Sep 1804 on the banks of Stewart’s Creek located in Rutherford County, TN.26,27,28 The following is a transcription of that deed:

This Indenture made this twenty forth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four between Bradley Gambill of Rutherford County and State of Tennessee of the one part and John Gambill of the same County and State of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Bradley Gambill for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said John Gambill the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed with the said John Gambill his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land containing one hundred acres Situate lying and being in the County aforesaid on the waters of Stewart’s Creek being part of the tract said Bradley Gambell now lives on begins at Aaron Gambell’s north east corner two sugar trees thence west one hundred and nineteen poles to an Ash thence north one hundred and nineteen poles to a Stake, thence South to the beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid land with all and singular the [illegible] benefits and profits, conduments [illegible], hereditaments and appurtenances of in and to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only wise benefit and behoof of him the said John Gambill his heirs and assigns forever and the said Bradley Gambill for himself his heirs and his administrators and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said John Gambell, his heirs and assigns that the [illegible] and bargained premises he will warrant and forever defend against the right, title and interest of all and every person or persons whatever. In witness whereof the said Bradley Gambill has hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above written.

Bradley [his X mark] Gambill

Bradley Gambill sold land to Aaron Gambill on 24 Sep 1804 on the banks of Stewart’s Creek located in Rutherford County, TN.29,28 The following is a transcription of that deed:

This Indenture made this twenty forth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, between Bradley Gambill of Rutherford County and State of Tennessee of the one part and Aaron Gambill of the same County and State of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Bradley Gambill for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Aaron Gambill the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed with the said Aaron Gambill his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land containing one hundred acres Situate lying and being in the County aforesaid on the waters of Stewart’s Creek being part of the tract said Bradley Gambell now lives on begins at a Spanish Oak in the line of the original [illegible] of Bradley Gambill, thence along said line West one hundred and nineteen poles to a large White Oak, thence North one hundred and thirty five poles to an Ash, thence East one hundred and nineteen poles to two Sugar trees, thence South to the beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid land with all and singular the rights, benefits and profits, conduments, hereditaments and appurtenances of in and to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining to the only wise benefit and behoof of him the said Aaron Gambill, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Bradley Gambill for himself his heirs and his administrators and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said Aaron Gambell, his heirs and assigns that the afore recited and bargained premises he will warrant and forever defend against the right, title and interest of all and every person or persons whatever. In witness whereof the said Bradley Gambill has hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above written.

Bradley [his X mark] Gambill

Bradley Gambill wrote his will on 19 Jun 1806 in Rutherford County, TN. Benjamin Gambill (my son), Milton Gambill (my son), James Gambill (my son), Jordan Gambill (my son), Bradley Gambill (my son), Houram Gambill (my son) and Susanna Gambill , Bradley’s ‘beloved wife” were listed as an heir.30,31 The following is a transcription of that will:

Be it known to all men by these presents that I Bradley Gambill of Rutherford County have made my last will and testament in writing date of June the nineteenth one thousand eight hundred and six. I the said Bradley Gambill by these presents do confirm my last will and testament and do further give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Gambil a certain tract of land lying on Cainy fork in Smith County containing three hundred and twenty acres if note worth two hundred dollars for the executors to make it up that sum out of my property that can be convenient [sic]spared and I give and bequeath to my son Melton two hundred dollars a hourse brute to the value of sixty dollars I give and bequeath to my son James two town Lots in Jefferson if not worth two hundred dollars for the executors to make it up to him out of some of the other property and a sixty dollar horse I give and bequeath to my son Jordan if he should marry two hundred dollars if not at his mother’s death to have an equal share with all my children To my beloved wife I lend the plantation where I now live and Possession during her natural life at her death for the two hundred acres of land that I now live on to be equally divided between my two youngest sons Bradley and Houram, I leave it in my wife power as my daughters marries for her to give them as much household furniture and property as I give my others that married in my lifetime. I leave Executory my estate my son Benjamin Gambill and Joseph Morton my things herein mentioned and contained be faithful and surely perform in every respect that I have set my hand my last will and testament which my hand this nineteenth day of Jun 1806.

Bradley Gambill

Wit. Bird Nance

William Nance.

Bradley Gambill died between 19 Jun 1806 and 8 Mar 1807 in Rutherford County, TN. He is said to have been killed by Indians.32,33,7,4,5

Bradley Gambill was buried assumedly in John Gambill Cemetery, Rutherford County, TN. When we visited the John Gambill Cemetery in October 2015, we found the graves of John and his two wives, Hannah and Sarah. We also found at least one other marked grave, with a head stone and foot stone, but no names. Bradley Gambill may have been buried in this same cemetery and this could be his grave. It is known his son John purchased land from his father before he died and his brother Aaron’s part after his father’s death. This cemetery overlooks the valley around a knob that most likely would have been near the homestead of the original farm. This would have been a perfect spot to have built a home.

The Executor or Administrator’s first job after receiving Letters of Administration is to take an inventory or appraisal of the estate’s assets. This inventory must be filed with the court. Benjamin Gambill and Joseph Morton served as the Administrator of Bradley’s estate and filed an inventory with the court 5 Mar 1807 in Rutherford County, TN34 The following is a transcription of that inventory:

Two head of horses, thirty four head of cattle, forty head of hogs, sixteen head of sheep, one still and fencing, four beds and furniture and household furniture as much as is common on Two tedious to mention and as for corn about enough to support the family by cash two hundred dollars in notes eighty four dollars and fifty cents due to the estate [illegible] some other Little debts some farming tools of almost every description. Given power under our hands this fifth day of January Eighteen hundred and seven and [illegible]

Benjamin [his X seal]Gambill

Joseph [his X seal]Morton

March 5, 1807

James Smith and Jordan Coleman sold land on 20 Jul 1807 in Rutherford County, TN. Bradley Gambill and John Gambill were mentioned as bounding neighbors.35 The following is a transcription of that deed:

This indenture made 20 Jul 1807 between John Smith of Williamson County, and Jordan Coleman of Rutherford County for a tract of land in Rutherford County, beginning at Wm Nance’s north east corner at a sugar tree, thence south Bradley Gambell’s line 184 poles to a sugar tree, thence east 235 poles to Joseph Morton’s line and John Gambell’s corner, thence north 185 poles on the said Morton’s elm corner Isaac Nance’s line, thence west 235 poles to the beginning.

Witness: Bird Nance and Francis Coleman

Signed John Smith

Registered January Term 1808

Citations:

1. National Society of Daughters of American Revolution, Bradley Gamble Patriot Lookup Email, e-mail message from auto_reply@dar.org (http://www.dar.org/natsociety) to Teresa Elliott, Jan 2007. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gamble, DAR Patriot Index, #2811.

2. Washington County, TN History, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnwashin/helps/genhelps.htm#history. Hereinafter cited as Washington Co., TN History.

3. Louise G. Brown and Jane C. Luna, The Descendants of Bradley Gambill (L.G. Brown and J.C. Luna, 1979), Page 2. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill Descendants: GAMBILL (1), #1531.

4. Watauga Association of Genealogist-Upper East Tennessee, compiler, History of Washington County Tennessee 1988 (Johnson City, TN: The Association, 1988). Hereinafter cited as History of Washington County, TN: GAMBILL-Misc, #1595.

5. Bradley Gambill Descendants, Page 1.: GAMBILL (1), #1531.

6. John Gambell household, Rutherford County, TN, Page 80. 1840 Federal Population Census. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Overton, Rutherford, & Robertson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M704, Roll No. 533), National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1770 and 1780. Hereinafter cited as 1840 Rutherford Co., TN-John Gambell: #2799.

7. Ruth Gillespie, Bennett-Manier, Family Group Sheets. . Photocopy is currently owned by Teresa Ghee Elliott. Hereinafter cited as Bennett-Manier Family Sheets: BENNETT-MANIER SHEET, #1428.

8. John Gambrell, Tombstone Image. Cemetery: John Gambrell Cemetery, Rutherford County, TN. Photographed by Teresa Ghee Elliott in 2015. Original in possession of author, has 22 Dec 1774-Tombstone is incredibly hard to read, but the last number appears to be a four instead of a one because of how far it is from the second seven and also it appears to be a lightly carved 4. Author has seen tombstone in person.. Hereinafter cited as John Gambrell-Tomb: Tombstone Image, #3847.

9. Bradley Gambill, Watauga Purchase, Old Deed Book A, Page 25. Written on 17 Nov 1790. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books A-C 1784-1796, Roll 0001, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332658. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill, Wautauga Purchase: GAMBILL-Deeds, #1636.

10. James Wilbur Vaughan, Line of Descent Chart to Bradley Gambill, Application to First Families of Tennessee, 30 Nov 1994. Address of Compiler: 204 Poplar Street, Martin, TN 38237. He states that Benjamin was born in Washington County, N. C.. Photocopy is currently owned by Teresa Ghee Elliott. Hereinafter cited as James Wilbur Vaughan, Line of Descent Chart: GAMBILL-Misc, #1729.

11. Benjm Gambill household, Bedford County, TN, Page 45. 1820 Federal Population Census. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Bedford, Davidson, Hardin, Hickman, Humphreys, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Warren, Wayne, White, and Wilson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M33, Roll No. 122), National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: He lists himself as 26-45.. Hereinafter cited as 1820 Bedford Co., TN-Benjm Gambill: #2789.

12. Davidson County, Tennessee-Genealogy Page, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~tndavids/nashgene.htm. Hereinafter cited as Davidson Co., TN-Genweb.

13. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill, Land grant. Washington County, North Carolina, File Number 413; Grant Number 405; Entry 637, Book 53, Page 268. Issued on 25 Nov 1778. Filed on 13 Oct 1783. Viewed online at http://www.nclandgrants.com on 14 Oct 2015. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill, Land grant #405: GAMBILL (1), #1642.

14. William Polk household, Rutherford County, TN, Page 9. 1810 Federal Population Census. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in All TN Counties lost except Rutherford County, Film not extant, National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1784 and 1794. Hereinafter cited as 1810 Rutherford Co., TN-William Polk: #2819.

15. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gamble v. Photocopy in possession of author, State of North Carolina to Bradley Gamble: Land grant, Grant Number 1350. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in North Carolina Land Grants, Roll 006, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. This document was previously owned by NC. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gamble Landgrant: GAMBIL-Deeds, #1637.

16. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill, Land grant. Davidson County, NC, File Number1619; Grant Number 1350, Book 74, Page 382. Filed on 10 Dec 1790. Viewed online at http://www.nclandgrants.com on 14 Oct 2015. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in North Carolina Land Grant Record Books (1693-1960) Volumes 73-75, S.108.160.138N, North Carolina Division of Library and Archives, Raleigh NC. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill, Land grant: GAMBILL (1), #3852.

17. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill, Land grant. Davidson County, NC, Grant Number 1242, Book C-3, Page 78. Written on 10 Dec 1790. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Davidson County, TN, Deed Books A-C 1784-1796, Roll 0001, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 332658. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill, Landgrant 2: GAMBILL (1), #1634.

18. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill, Land grant. Davidson County, NC, File Number1581; Grant Number 1242, Book 74, Page 345. Filed on 10 Dec 1790. Viewed online at http://www.nclandgrants.com on 14 Oct 2015. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in North Carolina Land Grant Record Books (1693-1960) Volumes 73-75, S.108.160.138N, North Carolina Division of Library and Archives, Raleigh NC. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill, Land grant: GAMBILL (1), #3851.

19. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill (assignee of Jacob Jones), Landgrant. Sumner County, North Carolina, Grant Number 1273; Warrant 2460, Book C-3, Page 92-3. Written on 10 Dec 1790. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in North Carolina Land Grants, Roll 006, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill, Land grant 1273: GAMBILL (1), #1642.

20. State of North Carolina to Bradley Gambill, Land grant. Davidson County, NC, File Number 280; Grant Number 1273, Book 74, Page 356. Issued on 14 Nov 1784. Filed on 10 Dec 1790. Viewed online at http://www.nclandgrants.com on 14 Oct 2015. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in North Carolina Land Grant Record Books (1693-1960) Volumes 73-75, S.108.160.138N, North Carolina Division of Library and Archives, Raleigh NC. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill, Land grant: GAMBILL (1), #3853.

21. Bradley Gambill (Gamble and Gambrill), Compiled service records of Volunteer soldiers who served from 1784-1811 Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94, National Archives, Washington, D. C., viewed online on 05 Feb 2013, accessed online at http://www.fold3.com. Compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served from 1784-1811. The compiled service records consist of a jacket-envelope for each soldier, which typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldiers as found in the original muster rolls, payrolls, receipt rolls, returns and lists. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill-Compiled Service Records, #3485.

22. John Nance household, Rutherford County, TN, Page 327. 1830 Federal Population Census. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Montgomery, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Overton, Perry, Rutherford, and Robertson Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll No. 179), National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1790 and 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1830 Rutherford Co., TN-John Nance: #2818.

23. Susana Gambrell household, Rutherford County, TN, Page 23. 1810 Federal Population Census. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Rutherford County, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M252, Roll No. 063), National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1794 and 1800. Hereinafter cited as 1810 Rutherford Co., TN-Susana Gambrell: #2807.

24. John Nance household, Rutherford County, TN, Page 98. 1820 Federal Population Census, Giles, Maury, Rutherford, Shelby, Stewart, and Sumner Counties, TN, (National Archives Microfilm M33, Roll No. 124), National Archives, Washington, D. C. Estimated date(s) of birth: between 1794 and 1804. Hereinafter cited as 1820 Rutherford Co., TN-John Nance: #2812.

25. John Gambull and Sarah Kimbro, Marriage Record (01 Nov 1798). Davidson County, TN Book 1, Page 35. Viewed online on 30 Mar 2014 at http://www.Ancestry.com. Original copy held by Davidson County, TN, Marriage Book 1 1789-1837, Roll 0469, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN, Family History Library Film 200294. Hereinafter cited as Marriage-Gambull-Kimbro, #3725.

26. Bradley Gambill to John Gambill, Deed. Rutherford County, TN, Book A, Page 34. Written on 24 Sep 1804. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Rutherford County, TN, Deed Books A-F, G (missing) 1804-1808, Roll 109, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Gambill-Gambill, Deed: GAMBILL-Deeds, #1547.

27. Helen and Timothy R. Marsh, Land Deed Genealogy of Rutherford County, Tennessee 1804-1813 Volume 1, Volume 1 (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 2001), Page 7. Hereinafter cited as Rutherford Co., TN Land Deeds, #1906.

28. Don Simmons and Laura Willis, Rutherford County, TN Deeds Volume 1 1804-1808 (Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Publications, 1996), p. 10 This is just a transcription of the deed.. Viewed online at http://www.WorldVitalRecords.com. Hereinafter cited as Rutherford Deeds 1804-1808: H976.854 PAR, #3648.

29. Bradley Gambill to Aaron Gambill, Deed. Rutherford County, TN, Book A, Pgs. 34-5. Written on 24 Sep 1804. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Rutherford County, TN, Deed Books A-F, G (missing) 1804-1808, Roll 109, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill-Aaron Gambill, Deed: GAMBILL (1), #1541.

30. Bradley Gambill: Will and Inventory: will (19 Jun 1806). Rutherford County, TN Record Book 2, Page 21-23. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Rutherford County, TN, Index to Books 1-28 Index to Books 18-28 County Court Record Books 1-7 1804-1827, Roll 259, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill, Will: GAMBILL-Wills, #1635.

31. Helen C. Marsh, Wills and Inventories of Rutherford Co., Tennessee Vol 1, 1804-1829, Volume 1 (Greenville, S. C.: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1998). Hereinafter cited as Marsh, Wills and Inventories, #1891.

32. Bradley Gamble, DAR Patriot Index, #2811.

33. James Wilbur Vaughan, Line of Descent Chart: GAMBILL-Misc, #1729.

34. Bradley Gambill: Will and Inventory: will (19 Jun 1806). Rutherford County, TN Record Book 2, Page23. Microfilmed copy of original record can be found in Rutherford County, TN, Index to Books 1-28 Index to Books 18-28 County Court Record Books 1-7 1804-1827, Roll 259, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville TN. Photocopy in possession of author. Hereinafter cited as Bradley Gambill, Will: GAMBILL-Wills, #3841.

35. Rutherford Co., TN Land Deeds, He is mentioned as a bounding neighbor., #1906.

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