The Gabriels of Catawba County


submitted by Scott Gabriel


 

 

The Family of Monroe MiltonGABRIEL

1. Monroe Milton GABRIEL, eldest son of John Wilson and Harriett Caroline Sigman was born on 25 Jan 1842 in Lincoln (now Catawba) County, NC and died on 12 Feb 1906 in Catawba County. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. He married Elizabeth Victoria H. SHERRILL on 19 Sep 1865 in Catawba County, NC by J. A. Sherrill, Min.. Elizabeth Victoria H. SHERRILL (daughter of Elisha SHERRILL and Elizabeth "Betsey" MILLIGAN) was born on 19 Jul 1846 in Catawba County, North Carolina. She died on 30 Mar 1923 in NC and was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. Monroe Milton GABRIEL and Elizabeth Victoria H. SHERRILL had the following children:

2. Robert E. GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 2 Aug 1866 and died on 21 Feb 1950 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. He and Nannie I. SHERRILL were married on 15 Sep 1891 in Catawba County, NC by Richard S. Webb, Min.. Nannie I. SHERRILL (daughter of Marcus William SHERRILL and Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth CORNELIUS) was born on 30 Oct 1871 and died on 3 Jul 1950 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery.

4. Lillie Elizabeth GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 15 May 1870 and died on 17 Nov 1948 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. She and Junius D. FISHER were married on 15 May 1889 in Catawba County, NC by Richard S. Webb, Min., at M. M. Gabriel's home. Witnesses were John Gabriel, Zennie Brotherton and Monroe Harwell. Wedding was held at at: M.M. Gabriel's house. Junius D. FISHER was born on 20 Sep 1867 and died on 17 Mar 1932 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. They had the following children:

+15 i. Blanche FISHER was born on 12 Feb 1890.

16 ii. Mary FISHER was born in Oct 1892.

5. John W. GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 15 Feb 1872 and died on 29 Dec 1919 in Catawba County. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. He and Carrie HOWARD were married on 27 Dec 1893 in Catawba County, NC by John T. Stover, Min.. Carrie HOWARD was born between May, 1873 and 1874 in NC. They had the following children:

17 i. Cata V. GABRIEL was born in Oct 1895 in NC.

18 ii. Frank M. GABRIEL was born in Jul 1897 in NC.

19 iii. Fannie GABRIEL was born in May 1900 in NC.

7. Lucy Lee GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born about 1876. She was born on 16 Sep 1876 and died on 23 May 1952 in Catawba County, NC.She was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. She married Isaac Early SHERRILL on 15 Mar 1894 in Catawba County, NC by John T. Stover, Min.. Isaac Early SHERRILL was born on 12 Dec 1869and died on 22 May 1917 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. They had the following children:

20 i. Vagie SHERRILL was born in Mar 1896 in NC.

+21 ii. Ray SHERRILL (born on 11 Nov 1898).

10. Thomas GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 7 Apr 1880and died on 19 May 1930 in Catawba County. He was buried in Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC. He married and Lucy M. CORNELIUS on 20 Nov 1900 in Catawba County, NC by J. D. Fisher, J.P.. Lucy M. CORNELIUS (daughter of ) was born on 4 May 1880 and died on 10 Aug 1950 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC. They had the following child:

22 i. Monroe Houston GABRIEL was born on 17 Nov 1906 and died on 14 Oct 1984 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC.

11. Dowd GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 18 Mar 1882 and died on 27 Mar 1978 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church. Cemetery, Catawba Co., NC. He married and Etta SHERRILL in Aug 1906 in Catawba County, NC by Rev.E. Myers. Etta SHERRILL (daughter of Miles Alexander SHERRILL and Frances Elizabeth BROTHERTON) was born on 15 Jul 1886 and died on 25 May 1966 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church. Cemetery, Catawba Co., NC.

12. Cleveland "Cleve" GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born on 4 Aug 1884 and died on 20 Dec 1951 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. He married Fannie K. SAUNDERS on 7 Dec 1909 in Monbo, Catawba County, NC by Rev. W. F. Elliott. Fannie K. SAUNDERS was born on 20 Aug 1887 and died on 6 May 1979 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC.

14. Essie L. GABRIEL (Monroe Milton-1) was born in May 1888 in NC. She was married to Clarence West BROWN (son of Joseph Francis BROWN and Martha Ann Catherine SHERRILL) who was born on 1 Oct 1878.


The official CSA records read:

GABRIEL, MONROE M., Sergeant - Co. K, 23rd Regiment, NC Troops. Resided in Catawba County and enlisted in Northampton County at age 20, June 22, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Sergeant in May, 1862-August, 1863. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, June 1, 1862, with a gunshot wound of the side. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty on June 7, 1862. Wounded in the left leg at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862. Furloughed for thirty days on July 7, 1862. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Wounded in the head and left shoulder and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-4, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 15-18, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on February 18, 1865, and transferred to Boulware's and Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, where he was received February 20-21, 1865, for exchange.


The Life of ABRAM ALBERTUS GABRIEL

Alexander Alonzo Gabriel, second eldest son of James Wilson and Harriett Caroline Sigman was was born on 4 Jan 1844 in Catawba County, North Carolina and died on 9 May 1864 in Spottsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.


The official CSA records read:

GABRIEL, A[lexander] ALONZO, Sergeant - Co. C, 28th Regiment, NC Troops (Beatties Ford Riflemen"). Born in Catawba County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 18, March 15, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Captured at Hanover Court House, Virginia, May 27, 1862. Confined at Fort Monroe, Virginia, and at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was received July 12, 1862, for exchange. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing on August 5, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1. 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on January 1. 1863. Transferred to Company K, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N+C. Volunteers), March 21, 1863. [NC Troops-A Roster 1861-1865 V8:143]

GABRIEL, A[lexander] ALONZO, Private - (Co. K 23rd Regiment, NC Troops.) Previously served as Sergeant in Company C, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops. Transferred to this company with the rank of Private on March 21, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the back and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received August 1, 1863, for exchange. Returned to duty on August 22, 1863. Present or accounted for until killed at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 9, 1864. [NC Troops-A Roster 1861-1865 -V7:238 ]


 

The Family of ABRAM ALBERTUS GABRIEL

1. Abram Albertus GABRIEL was born on 27 Jun 1843 in Catawba County, North Carolina and died on 10 Oct 1935 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Abram Albertus GABRIEL and Zuella Elizabeth "Lizzie" MILLIGAN obtained a marriage license on 24 Feb 1866 in Catawba County. The actual marriage ceremony was performed 18 February 1866 by J. A. Sherrill, Min. Zuella Elizabeth "Lizzie" MILLIGAN (daughter of Gilbert Alexander MILLIGAN and Rebecca Cornelia MILLIGAN) was born on 15 Dec 1845 in Catawba County, North Carolina and died on 17 Apr 1922, probably in Mooresville, NC. She was buried in the unfenced Blue Door Cemetery (formerly known as the Vanderburg Cemetery), alongside Route 115 about 2.5 miles South of I-77, near the community once known as Shepherds.

His obituary appeared as follows:

They had the following children (and grandchildren):

2 i. Alexander GABRIEL was born about 1864-1866.

+3 ii. W. Alonzo GABRIEL (Abram Albertus-1) was born about 1868. He and Carrie\Charlie G. CALDWELL were married on 4 Oct 1891 in Catawba County, NC by C. H. Lester, J.P.. Carrie was born about 1862. They had the following child:

7 i. Hall GABRIEL was born on 31 Dec 1895 and died on 3 Nov 1896 in NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC.

4 iii. Veston GABRIEL was born about 1869.

5 iv. Infant child was stillborn on 16 Sep 1873 and is buried in The Old Sherrill Graveyard.

+6 v. Henry Madison GABRIEL (Abram Albertus-1) was born on 6 Dec 1874 in NC and died on 26 Dec 1948 in Catawba County, NC. He is buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery. He and Bettie Irene SIGMON were married on 9 Jan 1898 in Catawba County, NC by D. P. Smith, J.P.. Bettie Irene SIGMON was born on 6 Dec 1874 in NC and died on 26 Dec 1948 in Catawba County, NC. She is buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. Theyhad the following children:

8 i. Edna GABRIEL was born in Dec 1898.

9 ii. Elsie GABRIEL was born on 25 Jul 1914 and died on 25 Jul 1917 in Catawba County, NC. She is buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery.


The official CSA records read:

GABRIEL, ABRAM ALBURTUS, Corporal, (Co. K 23rd Regiment, NC Troops.) Resided in Catawba County and enlisted in Northampton County at age 18, June 22, 1861. Mustered in as Private and was promoted to Corporal in May, 1862-August, 1863. Present or accounted for until captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [Roll of Honor indicates that he "captured a Brigadier General at Chancellorsville," Virginia.] [NCT V7:238]


The Family of HARRISON SIGMAN GABRIEL

1. Harrison Sigmon GABRIEL was born on 15 May 1846 in Catawba County, North Carolina and died there on 28 Jan 1917. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, NC. He was married to Fannie L. JONES on 23 Nov 1870 in Catawba County, NC by J. A. Sherrill, Min.. Fannie L. JONES (daughter of Allen JONES and Jane JONES) was born on 22 Sep 1854 in NC and died on 27 May 1933 in NC. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Catawba Co., NC. They had the following children:

+2 i. Garland E. GABRIEL was born between 1872 and as late as May, 1873 in Catawba County, North Carolina. He was married to Zettie M. SHERRILL on 25 Dec 1894 in Catawba County, NC by J. T. Stover, Min.. Zettie M. SHERRILL was born in May 1875 in Catawba County C. He died on 22 Jan 1943 in Catawba County and was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

+3 ii. Joseph Fester GABRIEL was born on 22 Jun 1875. He married Nonie SHERRILL on 24 Nov 1898 in Catawba County, NC by M. V. Sherrill, Min. She was the daughter of Miles Alexander SHERRILL and Frances Elizabeth BROTHERTON, and was born on 18 Sep 1879 in Catawba County. She died on 10 Dec 1960 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery. They had the following children:

12 i. Lola R. GABRIEL was born in Jul 1899 in NC.

13 ii. Willie M. GABRIEL was born on 19 May 1901 in Catawba County and died there on 14 Mar 1922 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

+4 iii. Altha or Antha GABRIEL was born between 1877 and 1878. She married Alva R. SHERRILL on 21 Mar 1895 in Catawba County, NC by J. T. England, Min.. witnesses were Wit: T.E. Sherrill, M.G. Gabriel, J.B. Trollinger. Alva was born about 1874. They had the following children:

14 i. Infant (f) GABRIEL was born on 18 Jul and died three days later, on 22 Jul 1902 in Catawba County. She was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

5 iv. Floyd Milton GABRIEL was born on 22 Jun 1880 in NC and died on 10 Oct 1970 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

6 v. Jessie M. GABRIEL was born in Dec 1882 in NC.

7 vi. Gaither W. GABRIEL was born on 2 Jul 1885 in NC and died on 5 Jan 1968 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

+8 vii. Rome Chester GABRIEL was born on 22 Sep 1887 in NC. He was married to Blanche FISHER (daughter of Junius D. FISHER and Lillie Elizabeth GABRIEL). She was born on 12 Feb 1890 and died on 4 Jan 1978 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery. They had the following child:

15 i. Infant dau. of Rome and was Blanche GABRIEL was born about 23 May 1919 in Catawba County, North Carolina. She died on 23 May 1919 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.was born on 22 Sep 1887.

+9 viii. Robert "Bob" C. GABRIEL was born on 23 Apr 1891 and died on 11 Oct 1973 in Catawba County. He was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery. He and Era ALLEY were married after 1913. Era ALLEY was born on 8 May 1894 and died on 15 Jan 1986 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery.

+10 ix. Nora E. GABRIEL was born on 24 Sep 1893 in NC and died on 18 May 1931 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. She and Charlie (Chal) Lee SHERRILL were married before 1916. Charlie (Chal) Lee SHERRILL was born on 13 Jun 1890 in NC and died on 9 Mar 1960 in Catawba County, NC. He was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC. They had the following children:

16 i. Helen Margueritte SHERRILL was born on 18 Feb 1916. She died on 16 Aug 1934 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, NC.

11 x. Neva M. GABRIEL was born in Aug 1896, probably in Catawba County, NC.


The official CSA records read:

GABRIEL, HARRISON SIGMAN, Private, Co. G 23rd Regiment, NC Troops. Previously served as Private in Company B, 8th Battalion N.C. Junior Reserves. Transferred to this company on August 17, 1864. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 25, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the left hand. Place and date wounded not reported. Transferred to Farmville, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Paroled at Greensboro on May 5, 1865.


 

Derick S. Hartshorn - 2008
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