05 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Gambell

Rebecca J. Cline Gambell v Hugh Gambell (Journal 6 p291 - 4 June 1863; Roll 16 case number 51 - June 1863)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 15 March 2014)

The couple was married on 29 Nov 1849 in Richland Co, OH (Marriage V5 p178). 
Please note - 1824 Hugh Gambell of Ontario Co, NY purchased land in Sec 19 Richland Co, OH

According to the 1860 West Unity, Brady Twp federal census, p140b, the Gambells were enumerated as Hugh 35 NY wagonmaker, Rebecca 35 OH, and son Dexter 9/12 OH.  The couple had children MJ (f) (5 Dec 1850 - 2 Oct 1852, buried in Rings Cemetery), and Horace Dexter (1859 – aft 1889).

Rebecca said on 1 Apr 1860 Hugh was extremely cruel.  He was willfully absent for more than three years.  He owned Lots 37 and 38 in West Unity.

The Republican Standard, 31 Jan 1861 p2
Benjamin H Fisher v Hugh Gamble in the Williams Co, OH Court of Common Pleas
The Sheriff, Hiram Byers, will sell at the door of the courthouse in Bryan on 9 Feb 1861 (Sat) east ½ lot #5 in Ayer’s and Miller’s addition in the village of West Unity, appraised at $175 for cash.

Williams County Leader, 12 September 1861 - newspaper notice

1870 Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska; Roll: M593_830; Page: 11A; Image: 25; Family History Library Film: 552329.
Gamble, Hugh 46 OH farmer
Rebecca 46 OH
Horace 11 OH.

20 Apr 1871 Hugh Gamble had an interest in land of Merrick Co, NE Sec 26, 27, 34, 35 through a Damaris Munger, widow of Simeon Munger who received land from Militia Bounty

5 June 1875 Hugh Gamble purchased 80 acres in Sec 28 E1/2 of NW ¼ Grand Island, Hall Co, NE

1880 Grand Island, Hall Co, NE federal census p14, Rebecca was a widow, aged 53 OH-PA-PA, and son Horace 20 OH, a painter. 

30 March 1881 Alfred D Gable/Gamble purchased this land with additional acreage

In 1889 Mrs. Rebecca Gamble lived at 622 West Charles St in Grand Island; her son Horace D. also lived there on South Park with wife Kate.

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