Gabriel Washburn

Male 1752 - 1826  (73 years)


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  • Name Gabriel Washburn 
    Born 12 Oct 1752  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2
    Died 8 Jan 1826  (Cleveland County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Washburn Family Cemetery, Lattimore, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I39791  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2014 

    Family Priscilla Jones,   b. 14 Jan 1756,   d. 8 Jan 1839, (Cleveland County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. John Washburn,   b. 0___ 1779, (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1857, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Rhoda Washburn,   b. 5 Mar 1790,   d. 25 Jan 1808  (Age 17 years)
     3. Abram Washburn,   b. 3 May 1798, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1874, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F8829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1826 - (Cleveland County) North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Washburn Family Cemetery, Lattimore, Cleveland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • * REVOLUTIONARY WAR *

      * REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT *

      * GABREL WASHBURN *

      The following information is from an article by Miles Philbeck in the November 2008 issue of "The Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County". The first two children are probably by a first wife, Elizabeth(?). The rest are the children of Gabriel and Priscilla Jones Washburn. Please add them to the memorial for Gabriel Washburn. Thanks

      Gabriel was documented as a Revolutionary Patriot as a civil servant. He was not a soldier.
      The grave site was surrounded by an iron pipe fence and unkept with weeds almost covering some of the stones. That fence has since been removed and the area cleared.

      Children of Gabriel and Elizabeth(?):
      Mary Washburn Davis (1774 - )
      Elizabeth Washburn Morris (1776 - )

      Children of Gabriel and Priscilla Jones:
      John Washburn (1779 - 1857)
      Rhoda Washburn Martin (1779 - 1808)
      Sarah Washburn Law (1790 - 1835)
      Thomas Washburn (1782 - 1846)
      Martha Washburn Harrill (1785 - 1860)
      Reuben Washburn (1787 - 1808)
      Margaret Washburn Law (1788 - 1828)
      Gabriel Washburn (1789 - 1855 or 1856)
      Jonathan Washburn (1791 - 1792)
      Priscilla Washburn (1792 - 1813)
      Lurana Washburn McSwain (1794 - 1845)
      Susanna Washburn Harrill (1796 - 1872)
      Abram Washburn (1798 - 1874)
      Nancy Washburn (1800(?) - 1802)
      Josiah Washburn (1802 - after 1800) [2]
    • GABRIEL WASHBURN CEMETERY

      This cemetery is located in No. 7 Township, Cleveland County, N.C. about [data missing] southeast of Lattimore, N.C. on the lands of Elijah McSwain, about 100 yards due west of Beaver Dam Creek adjoining lands of W. J. Towery and about six miles west of Shelby.

      Owner of Cemetery: Elijah McSwain

      Approximate number of marked graves: 2
      Before 1914: 2
      After 1914: None
      Unmarked graves: 4

      Earliest marked grave: Gabriel Washburn, d. Jan. 8, 1826

      General condition of cemetery: It is in good condition enclosed by a pipe fence.

      Date of survey: Oct. 26, 1938
      Workers: B. E. Weathers and A. G. Melton

      Family tradition says that Gabriel Washburn moved from Burke County, NC to Rutherford County, NC in 1820, which section has been designated and known as Cleveland County, NC since Jan. 11, 1841. Also, Collis Jonesin his book entitled, "The Hamrick Generations," pages 15 and 156 says:

      "Gabriel Washburn married Priscilla Jones McSwain and was buried on the Berryman McSwain old farm."

      Priscilla Jones first married a McSwain, and second, a Washburn.

      Unmarked graves (date by Mr. Joe C. Washburn): "Two graves on North side are those of infant negro slaves, of Gabriel Washburn." The two graves on west side are those of infant of Elijah McSwain and wife, Susannah (Hamrick) McSwain. Elijah McSwain was a brother to Berryman
      McSwain. Berryman McSwain was a son of Rev. William McSwain and wife, Judith (Hamrick) McSwain. Berryman McSwain lived to good old age, but never married, and is buried in graveyard of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

      See: "The Hamrick Generations," by S. C. Jones (1920). Note: The old family Bible of Gabriel Washburn has been repaired and is now in the possession of Mr. Joe Washburn, Shelby, Route 2, N.C. This Bible contains birth and death records of Gabriel Washburn family.

      Inscriptions:


      Washburn, Gabriel
      B. Oct. 12, 1752
      D. Jan. 8, 1826

      Washburn, Priscilla
      B. Jan. 14, 1756
      D. Jan. 8, 1839 [3]
    • Will of Gabriel Washburn

      In the name of God, Amen.I Gabriel Washburn of Rutherford County, N.C. being of sound and perfect mind and memory(blessed be God) do this twelfth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 20 two make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say

      First:I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Davis five dollars to be paid by my executors in twelve month after my decease

      Second:I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth five dollars to be paidas aforesaid

      Thirdly: I give and bequeath to Thomas Martin Jun. and the four children he had by my daughter Rhonda his wife who is since dead five dollars to be paid as aforesaid

      Fivithly: I give and bequeath to my son Josiah Washburn one horse bridle and saddle two cows and calves one featherbed and furniture to be delivered when needed.

      Sixly: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Priscilla Washburn all my estate real and personal during her life or widowhood otherwise to have a Child's part also to have the privilege to self swop or convey any part of my property whatever except my land and two Negro girls Polly and Rachel with their increase.

      Seventhly: At the death of my wife or marriage I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Washburn three hundred acres of landby estimation to be run off the No. Est. side of my land above dills branch joining lands of Martin Elliott, Richard Covington and Charles Durham and my line, also the aforesaid Negro girl Polly with her increase if any.

      Eightly: At the death or marriage of my wife I give and bequeath to my son Josiah before mentioned all the balance of my real estate, also the aforesaid Negro Rachel and her increase if any a still and vessels belonging thereto with my tight tasks, also a pair of chain tracesand harness, one pole axe and Mattox two plows one weeding hoe and all my farming carpenter tools.

      Ninthly: At the death of my wife Igive and bequeath all my personal estate to my following children is to John Washburn, Thomas Washburn, Sarah Washburn Harrill, Abram Washburn and Joshiah Washburn to be equally divided among them, and I hereby make and ordain my beloved wife Priscilla and my sons Abraham and Josiah Washburn my executrix and executors of this my last will and testament.

      Source: Joan DeaverJ Deavor Website

      More About Gabriel Washburn and Priscilla McSwain:
      Marriage: May 14, 1782
      Children of Gabriel Washburn and Priscilla McSwain are:
      Mary Washburn, b. Bet. 1773 - 1799.
      Elizabeth Washburn, b. Bet. 1772 - 1799.
      Roda Washburn, b. March 05, 1790.
      John Washburn.
      Thomas Washburn, b. Bet. 1700 - 1799.
      Sarah Washburn, b. November 30, 1785.
      Reuben Washburn, b. March 25, 1787.
      Gabriel Jr. Washburn, b. November 14, 1789.
      Jonathan Washburn, b. Bet. 1773 - 1799.
      Susannah Washburn, b. October 08, 1796.
      Abriam Washburn.
      Nancy Washburn.
      Margaret Washburn, b. July 28, 1788.
      Josiah Washburn, b. Bet. 1773 - 1799.
      Leuranner Washburn.
      Martha Washburn.
      Priscaila Washburn. [4]
    • Click here to view a more complete registry for Gabriel's issue: http://www.myrtlebridges.us/~mbridges/washburn.pdf [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2900] Richard Olin "Ricky" Toms | Telephone interview, September 22, 2014 | 704.600.5564 | 1fireball@bellsouth.net.

    2. [S2934] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37112947.

    3. [S7075] "Gabriel Washburn Cemetery", http://www.ncgenweb.us/cleveland/cemeteries/Gabriel_Washburn_Cemetery.txt.

    4. [S7077] "Last Will and Testament of Gabriel Washburn", http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/r/e/Maxann-H-Greene/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1348.

    5. [S7078] "Descendants of Gabriel Washburn", http://www.myrtlebridges.us/~mbridges/washburn.pdf.