James S. Gambrell, born September 9, 1821, and his extended family was pieced together and added. There were a lot of individuals, and several cemetery additions, too many to keep track of. His family interweaves with others in our family tree enabling us to expand his line and not create a separate line and family tree. The problem is I cannot agree with the two choices I found of those who try to guess who is parents were. In the case of it being William Gambrell, there just is no room to add another elder son to the family and still fit the 1830 and 1840 census reports. The problem with Enoch being his father, when established dates are taken into account, Enoch would only be eight years old when he is “wife” got pregnant. Obviously this makes no sense. As far as attaching him onto another part of the family, there are several choices since the Gambrell’s had become quite numerous in the area, making a decision difficult. If ANYONE knows of a connection, please let me know. I really would like to get poor orphan James a dad!
So many additions were made in both individuals and facts on existing individuals. There were several merges and interlinking families connections made. Simply too many to list. Once the dust settled:
- 1850 census for James Bagwell (i187502) and his family. His wife is Sarah Gambrell, daughter of William and Sarah Gambrell.
- 1850 census for Sarah Stone Gambrell (i187521) events redone to include the real estate and value
- Added value of real estate to James Gambrell (I187537) and William Gambrell Junior (I187532)
- William Kay (i50520) and daughter in 1850 census
- James Gambrell (i50518) and family in 1850 census
- James S. Gambrell family in 1870 census
- James W. Gambrell (i9774) family in 1900 census
- John Newton Gambrell family and Harper, James, & Nancy Williams families in 1860 census
- James and Susan Gambrell family in 1870 census
- Harper and Lucinda Gambrell family in 1870 census
- We wound up adding a large number of Gambrells from an ancestry family tree that was using a Bible as a source.