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Abner Gerard

Male 1760 - 1819  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Abner Gerard 
    Born Between 1758 and 1760  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1819  Montgomery County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3317  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father John Gerard, Rev.,   d. Aug 1787, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mehetable,   b. 1720,   d. Aft May 1779, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Patsy Lloyd,   b. 1765, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1842, Fountain County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1780  Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abner Gerard
     2. Ann Ohio Nancy Gerard,   b. Between 1702 and 2 Nov 1793, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1869, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 167 years)
    +3. Henry Gerard,   b. 1775, VA., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Troy, Montgomery County, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Margaret Gerard,   b. 1783, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1828, Fountain County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Judith Gerard,   b. 1787, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Fountain County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. John A. Gerard,   b. 1788, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1862, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Elizabeth Gerard,   b. 1791, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1851, Carroll County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Mehetable Gerard,   b. 10 Apr 1793, Berkeley County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1855, Fountain County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Jonathan Gerard,   b. 1797
     10. Thomas Jefferson Gerard,   b. Between 1801 and 1804, Montgomery County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     11. Martha Lloyd Gerard,   b. Between 1801 and 1806, Montgomery County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +12. Milton Gerard,   b. 1810, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1896, Carroll County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ABNER GARRARD, PROBABLY BORN IN BERKELEY County (W) (VA), DIED IN
      MONTGOMERY County, OHIO 1818-1819; SON OF REV. JOHN GARRARD OF
      BERKELEY County, (W) (VA).

      1. PROBABLY BORN 1760'S AS NO RECORD IS FOUND OF REV. WAR SERVICE.
      SOME OF HIS BROTHERS DID SERVE.

      2. 1787--CO-ADMINISTERED HIS FATHER'S ESTATE 1787 (OF AGE).

      3. HE WAS BAPTISED THE SAME DAY AS HIS BROTHER, JONATHAN, AT MILL
      CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, BERKELEY County (W) (VA), SOMETIME BETWEEN
      JANUARY AND NOVEMBER, 1792--MENTIONED IN MINUTES FOR 24, NOV,
      1792; 2 MARCH, 1793; 12 OCT., 1793

      4. MARTHA, HIS WIFE, WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH, JOINED
      PROBABLY IN THE SUMMER OF 1794.

      5. THEY WERE DISMISSED FROM MILL CREEK CHURCH TO "MIAMIS ON ON
      KENTUCKY", 7 AUG, 1794.

      6. HE DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE GOSHEN CHURCH RECORDS, GREENE County, PA.
      HE MUST HAVE GONE STRAIGHT TO OHIO.

      7. ABNER JERRETT APPEARS ON THE COLUMBIA TWP, HAMILTON County, OHIO,
      TAX ASSESSMENT LIST IN 1796.

      8. HE ATTENDED THE FOUNDING OF THE MIAMI VALLEY BAPTIST ASSN. FROM
      MIAMI ISLAND CHURCH, NOV. , 1797, WITH HIS BROTHERS JONATHAN AND
      NATHANIEL, JOHN BUCKLES AND JOHN SUTTON. ON 3 JUNE, 1798, HE AGAIN
      ATTENDED THE ASSN.

      9. HE APPEARS ON THE HAMILTON County, OHIO, LIST IN 1798.

      10. HE APPEARS ON THE SYMMES PURCHASE MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS, 13
      JULY, 1799, WITH HIS BROTHER NATHANIEL AND NATHANIEL'S SON, HENRY.
      (THEY ARE ALL SPELLED GARARD). ALSO APPEARING ON THE LIST: ISIA
      CLOSON, JAMES LENNON, JOHN AND JUSTICE LUCE, EDWARD MITCHELL, AND
      DAVID SUTTON, ALL NAMES ALLIED BY MARRIAGE OR FRIENDSHIP.

      11. A SIMILAR MEMORIAL OF 23 DEC., 1799, LISTS HIM AGAIN WITH JAMES,
      JOHN, AND WILLIAM BUCKLES; JOHN, PETER, AND THOMAS CLAWSON; JOHN,
      SAMUEL, AND THOMAS ENNIS; HENRY AND NATHANIEL GARARD, JAMES AND
      JOHN LENON; ABRAHAM AND DAVID GARDNER; JOSEPH AND LEWIS SUTTON,
      JR.

      12. HE REPORTEDLY CAME TO MIAMI County, OHIO, IN THE SPRING OF 1799, TO
      DUTCH STATION, WITH JOHN GERARD, URIAH BLUE AND NATHANIEL
      GERRARD/ HENRY GERARD HAD COME IN THE SPRING OF 1798. THE AREA
      HAD AWAITED SETTLEMENT UNTIL THE INDIANS HAD BEEN SUBDUED.

      13. HE ENTERED LAND IN MONTGOMERY County, OHIO, 30 DEC., 1801; PATENT
      ISSUED 30 JULY, 1812. WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS THE SAME LAND HE HAD
      CLAIMED IN THE SYMMES PURCHASE IS UNKNOWN. MOST PURCHASERS HAD
      TO PAY FOR LAND TWICE AFTER SYMMES' LAND SCHEME FAILED. THE LAND
      HE PURCHASED WAS T3, R5, SEC. 34 (THE NORTH ONE-HALF SECTION). HE
      RECORD IS IN THE LAND OFFICE IN CINCINNATI, OHIO.

      14. ABNER AND MARTHA WERE RECEIVED BY LETTER TO THE SUGAR CREEK
      BAPTIST CHURCH, MONTGOMERY County, OHIO, 1 MAY, 1802.

      15. HE WAS APPOINTED JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND PERFORMED THE FIRST
      MARRIAGE IN MONTGOMERY County, OHIO. HE WAS REFERRED TO AS "JUDGE
      GARARD".

      16.31 JULY, 1802, HE SERVED ON THE SUGAR CREEK CHURCH TO FORM
      RULES. HE WAS APPOINTED MESSENGER TO THE ASSN. WITH BENJAMIN
      ARCHER, JOHN LUCE, AND BENJAMIN LUCE , AND THOMAS CLAWSON. (JOHN
      LUCE MAY HAVE BEEN THE FATHER OF WM. LUCE AND BENJAMIN LUCE WHO
      MARRIED ABNER'S DAUGHTERS, JUDITH AND ANN OHIO/NANCY. IF NOT, HE
      WS SURELY RELATED TO THEM.)

      17. HE WAS AN OHIO STATE SENATOR (REPUBLICAN) IN 1813.

      18. HE WAS A STOCKHOLDER IN THE FIRST (WOOLEN) MILL IN WASHINGTON
      TOWNSHIP, MONTGOMERY County, OHIO, WITH JACOB AND JOHN GERRARD AND
      THOMAS CLAWSON , AND WILLIAM LUCE. (RELATIONSHIP WITH JACOB AND
      JOHN NOT ESTABLISHED.) THOMAS CLAWSON WAS BROTHER TO MARY
      CLAWSON SHANKS; HER SON, JOHN, MARRIED ABNER'S DAUGHTER,
      ELIZABETH. THE FARMERS AND MECHANICS MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF
      CENTERVILLE, ALONG THE NORTH BRANCH OF HOLE'S CREEK, WAS THE MILL.
      THE TOWN OF WOODBURN/WOODBURNE GREW UP AROUND IT. THE DESIGN
      FOR THE MILL WAS BROUGHT FROM ENGLAND BY SAMUEL GERRARD ( A
      COUSIN?) THE PANIC OF 1819-20 HIT AND MOST STOCKHOLDERS SOLD OUT
      ABOUT 1821. SINCE ABNER GARARD AND WILLIAM LUCE WERE MAJOR
      STOCKHOLDERS AND DIED CLOSE TOGETHER, THEIR ESTATES WERE
      SNARLED BY THE DEBTS OF THE COMPANY.

      19. ABNER WAS ACTIVE IN THE SUGAR CREEK CHURCH AT LEAST UNTIL
      AUGUST 1812 WHEN HE SERVED AS MODERATOR AND 3 JULY 1813, WHEN
      HE WAS APPOINTED TO EXAMINE THE OLD AND NEW RECORD BOOK. MORE
      MIGHT BE LEARNED FROM THE CHURCH RECORDS, BUT THE CURRENT CHURCH
      MANAGEMENT WILL NOT ALLOW THE BOOKS TO BE EXAMINED. (PROBABLY
      DUE TO THE DISAGREEMENT/ SCHISM IN THE CHURCH IN THE 1820'S.)

      20. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, MONTGOMERY County, OHIO: SUMMONS
      ANSWERED FIRST TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER, 1818: SUIT BROUGHT BY
      ARTHUR VANDERVEER BY HENRY BACON HIS ATTORNEY AGAINST ABNER
      GARARD AND JOHN SHANKS FOR "DEBIT OF THREE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
      DAMAGES ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AS IT IS SAID"; TO APPEAR 1ST TUES. OF
      NOV, 1818. SHERIFF OF MONTGOMERY County SAID HE SERVED SUMMONS ON
      ABNER 26 OCT., 1818. SHERIFF OF MIAMI County SAID HE SERVED SUMMONS ON
      JOHN SHANKS 30 OCT., 1818. BOTH APPEARED "IN THEIR PROPER PERSONS"
      AND THE CASE WAS CONTINUED UNTIL THE 3RD MONDAY IN APRIL, 1819.
      (NOTE: JOHN SHANKS MARRIED ABNER'S DAUGHTER,ELIZABETH.) ON THE
      3RD MONDAY IN APRIL, 1819, JOHN SHANKS, REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEY
      HENRY STODDARD; VANDERVEER BY BACON. VANDERVEER COMPLAINS THAT
      JOHN SHANKS AND ABNER GARARD SIGNED "WRITING OBLIGATORY" FOR
      $350 ON 14 SEPT., 1816, TO BE PAID 14 SEPT., 1818, BUT "ALTHOUGH
      OFTEN...REQUESTED" "HAVE ALTOGETHER REFUSED & STILL DO REFUSE".
      VANDERVEER INFORMS THE COURT "SAID ABNER GARARD DIED" ..."SINCE
      THE LAST CONTINUANCE OF THIS DAY." (SO ABNER DIED BETWEEN NOV.,
      1818 AND APRIL, 1819.) THE CASE WAS CONTINUED. ON THE 3RD MONDAY
      IN AUGUST, 1819, JOHN SHANKS, BY HIS ATTORNEY, WAS ORDERED TO PAY
      VANDERVEER THE DEBT AND $61.35 FOR DAMAGES AND $12.29 FOR
      VANDERVEER'S COSTS. NO RECORD HAS BEEN FOUND TO SHOW IF THE DEBT
      WAS PAID. IF WOULD HAVE BEEN A MONUMENTAL ONE FOR A YOUNG FAMILY
      MAN TO PAY.

      21. APPRAISAL OF ABNER'S ESTATE 19 MAY, 1819, BY BENJAMIN ARCHER,
      BENJAMIN MALTBIE ,AND SAMUEL BROADAWAY FOR $793.45.

      22. SALE OF PERSONAL ESTATE ON 20 MAY, 1819, BY JONATHAN GERARD
      AND WILLIAM BUCKLES, ADMINISTRATORS RESULTED IN PROCEEDS DUE THE
      ESTATE OF $1036.71. (JONATHAN WAS ABNER'S SON;WILLIAM BUCKLES
      WAS HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.) IT IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LIKELY THAT
      ABNER'S BROTHER, JONATHAN, WOULD HAVE COME UP FROM HAMILTON County,
      OHIO, TO ADMINISTER THE ESTATE.)

      23. TOTAL DEBTS OF JUST UNDER $1500. WERE DECLARED BY JONATHAN
      GERARD AND WILLIAM BUCKLES.

      24. PETITION, 4TH TUES. OF FEB., 1822, BY BENJAMIN HILLMAN: ABNER
      MORTGAGED HIS LAND 29 SEPT., 1814, FOR $800 FOR 60 ACRES; HE WAS
      TO PAY THE DEBT BY 1 APRIL, 1816, OR DEED THE LAND OVER. THIS
      TRANSACTION WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN SHANKS AND JONATHAN
      GARRARD. HILLMAN WAS TO PAY ABNER $120. BY 1 APRIL 1816. THE LAND
      WAS DESCRIBED WRONG; ABNER NEVER GAVE HIM A DEED. THE COURT
      PROCEEDING WAS TO SETTLE THE DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND. (JUNE TERM
      1822 CHANCERY COURT.)

      HEIRS DESCRIBED:

      WIDOW MARTHA
      JUDA LUCE (NOTE: WILLIAM HAD DIED 1821)
      MARGARET MITCHELL, HUSBAND OF EDWARD MITCHELL OF AGE & OF MONT.
      County, OHIO
      JONATHAN GARRARD " "
      ABNER GARRARD " "
      JEFFERSON GARRARD MINORS & OF MONT. County, OHIO
      MARTHA GARRARD " "
      MILTON GARRARD " "
      HENRY GARRARD OF GREENE County, OHIO, A MINOR
      JOHN GARRARD MIAMI County
      ELIZABETH SHANKS, HUSBAND OF JOHN SHANKS
      NANCY LUCE, HUSBAND OF BENJAMIN LUCE
      MEHITABLE STEVENS, HUSBAND ABEDNEGO OF BUTLER County, OHIO
      WILLIAM BUCKLES OF GREENE County MENTIONED AS ADMINISTRATOR. HE WAS
      ABNER'S BROTHER-IN-LAW, MARRIED TO ABNER'S SISTER, SARAH. HENRY
      APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THEM.

      25. 2 NOV., 1825--HEIRS SELL TO RICHARD STEPHENS. JUDITH, NOW MRS.
      WILLIAM MCCAMPBELL, AND HENRY, THOMAS J., MARTHA, NOW MRS.
      RICHARD BOLAND, AND MILTON SIGN. (ESTABLISHES THAT THEY WERE ALL
      OF AGE BY 1825.)

      26. MONTGOMERY County DEED BOOK M. P. 203: JOHN A. GERRARD AND
      MARGARET HIS WIFE OF MIAMI COUNTY"- GIVE MARGARET'S NAME.

      27. ABNER'S ESTATE SHOWS THAT HE HAD ACQUIRED CONSIDERABLE
      WEALTH, AND THE PRICES PAID FOR SOME OF HIS POSSESSIONS INDICATE
      HOW DEAR THEY WERE. THE SINGLE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM SOLD WAS A
      WAGON, SOLD TO JACOB WILTSE FOR $76.50. OBVIOUSLY AS LATE AS
      1819, TRANSPORTATION WAS STILL PRIMITIVE. A SORREL MARE WENT FOR
      $60.50; A BAY HORSE FOR $55.67, AND WILLIAM LUCE BOUGHT A SORREL
      COLT FOR $45.50. BY CONTRAST, A COW AND A CALF WENT FOR $21.51.
      BEDS AND "SPREADS" ("REAL BEDS?") WERE SOLD FOR $12.06 AND $13.00
      WHILE A "BEDSTEAD AND CORD" WERE ONLY $2.63. A CLOCK, WHICH MUST
      HAVE BEEN A RARITY, WENT FOR $16.00, WHILE A LOOKING GLASS WENT
      FOR $2.00. EDWARD MITCHELL PAID $7.69 FOR THE LARGE BIBLE (AND
      PERHAPS TOOK IT WITH HIM TO INDIANA?). THE GARARD FARM MUST HAVE
      BEEN SELF-SUSTAINING AS THERE WERE TOOLS FOR CLEARING,
      CULTIVATING AND HARVESTING, AND LIVESTOCK--TWELVE GEESE, THE
      THREE HORSES, EIGHT SHEEP,THREE COWS WITH CALVES, THREE HEIFERS,
      TWO WHITE STEERS, THREE SOWS, ONE SOW WITH PIGS, ONE BOAR AND
      ELEVEN SHOTE (?). ABNER MUST HAVE TAKEN HIS COWS TO A NEIGHBOR TO
      BREED AS THERE'S NO BULL LISTED. JONATHAN BOUGHT THE LAST ITEM ON
      THE LIST, A BARREL OF WHISKY , FOR $3.06 AND ONE/FOURTH CENT IT
      MUST HAVE BEEN HARD FOR MARTHA TO SEE ALL THESE TREASURED
      POSSESSIONS GO, ESPECIALLY THE BIBLE AND DICTIONARY. MAYBE
      EDWARD MITCHELL GAVE HER THE USE OF THE BIBLE DURING HER LIFETIME.

      28 MARTHA COULD WRITE. SHE SIGNED A RECEIPT FOR $35. AS HER SHARE
      OF THE ESTATE 22 JAN., 1821.