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Posted by: Cyndi Date: January 07, 2002 at 11:59:39
In Reply to: GERSHOM GARD m. 1758 M. PHOEBE RUTH HUNTINGTON by Ruth of 68597

Gershom Gard, b. 12/2/1735, m. 1/18/1758 at Morris Cty, NJ, d. 12/28/1806 at Springfield Twn, Hamilton Cty, OH, Spouse: Phebe Ruth Huntington b. abt 1731 at Essex Cty NJ, d. 6/12/1812 at Springfield Twp, Hamilton Cty OH, father Simon Huntington, Mother Thankful, NOTE: Uncle Samuel Huntington was a signer of Declaration of Independence, Phebe is also mentioned in her fatherís will as Phebe Gard.

Gershom Gard Notes: Rev. War record: Pvt. Capt Keen's Co. eastern Regiment, Morris Co. Militia" on return of 7 May 1778: received Certificate #1237 dated 3 May 1784. Signed by Silas Condict, for :2:10 for depreaciation of Continental pay in the Morris Co. NJ Militia. Ref: DAR Patriot Index, p. 259 DAR Lineage Book 32:154.
SAR #13406, #81950, #98894, #111407, etc. Stryker, "Officers and Men of NJ in the Revolutionary War", p 602
National Archives, military records Daer, Mable V., "Gard Families of NJ, PA, WV, and OH (1963) p 26
NJ State Archives, Trenton Yearbook of OH Soc SAR (1895) "Guardian" p 1:4
"The following information was written by Mr. Ephraim Brown Stout, great grandson of Gershom Gard, and is reprinted courtesy of Mrs. Ruth J. Wells."
Gershom Gard, born in New Jersey in 1734, was a soldier in the war, belonging to the classified militia. He came to this Country among the earliest pioneers and settled in Springfield Twp. on the North Bend Road about 1 mile west of the Cincinnati and Hamilton turnpike, where he died in 1805 (sic), and was buried in a lot on his own farm which he set apart for a burial ground and is known at the: Gard Graveyard", now a briar patch. It contains more than 200 graves, some of which contain the dust of men prominent in their generation. There is a plain stone at the grave of Mr. Gard, giving the date of his death and age. Phoebe, his wife, who died in 1812, in her 81st year is
buried beside him. Capt. Brown of the War of 1812, married a daughter of Gard, who lived and died in old age on the same farm in Springfield Township. Her descendants in the second and third generations are numerous.
Ref: "Guardian" Vol. VII, No. 3 &4.
Tombstone reads "Gershom Gard", d.15 Jan 1807.
Gershom Gard came west from New Jersey with his son, Daniel and his cousin Alexander (Guard), settling first in North Bend, Ohio. In 1795 with a Miami land warrant and $200., Gershom purchased adjoining Sections 31 and 25. This land totaled 1.289 acres and extended from (today) North Bend Road to Galbraith Road, and Daly Road to the Colerain Township line. He settled in Springfield Township upon North Bend Road, about one mile
west of Hamilton Ave. Gershom Gard was a veteran of the American Revolution and served as a private in Capt. Keen's Company. Peter Keen got the forfeit of Section 31. Gershom later sold to his son, Seth, the land in Section 25, approximately 640 acres for $640. When Gershom died in 1807, he was buried on his farm in an area he set aside for a family cemetery. This area was later called the McCrea Cemetery because the McCreas owned the surrounding property, although the cemetery was no longer being used by that time and no McCreas were buried there. Gershom married Phebe Huntington also of New Jersey. They had nine children; Job, m. Elizabeth Magee, Seth, m Mary Brown, Elizabeth, m Robert Whalen,( however, a Waggoner family Bible states Elizabeth m. Aaron Waggoner), Ruth, m. Peter Perring Lee, Betsy "Tibba" m. Aaron Waggoner, Jemima, m.Peter Keen, Eunice m Capt. Ephraim Brown, Hannah m Squire Gibb, and Daniel. Seth and his wife went to Wabash Co., Illinois in 1814 and founded Old Palmyra along with Peter Keen, Gervase Hazelton, Levi Compton and John Waggoner. He became a minister and a judge. He served in the War of 1812 with Capt. John Wallace's Hamilton Co., Mounted Militia. Ref: Guardian Newsletter, Vol VII, No 3 & 4. Margie Gard Gray, editor, pg 82.
Hamilton county, Ohio, marriage Records 1808-1820 and Wills 1790-1810, by Marie Dickore and Natalie Thornburgh, pub. 1959...Will of Gershom Gard, dated 25 Dec. 1806, recorded book 5, page 296. Heirs: sons, Seth and Job; daughters, Elizabeth, Ruth, Betsey, Jemima, Eunice and Hannah. Executor: son Seth. Witnesses: Peter and Peter Jr., LaCayteauz.(sic) Probated in Probate Court at Cincinnatti. Found in D.A.R. Collection of Gen. Records, Vol. 3;83, Source: Patricia Fulton,
Taken from the records of Sons of the American Revolution.Paul Vincent Harris, East Orange, NJ, (13405). Son of James Wesley and Mary Malinda (Lyon) Harris; grandson of Sidney Smith and Honora (Vincent) Lyon'great-grandson of Jonathan Williams and Malinda Legarde (Lee) Lyon; great 2-grandson of Peter Perrine and Ruth (Garde) Lee; great 3-grandson of Gershom Gard, or Legarde, private Morris County New Jersey Militia;
Great 3-grandson of Thomas Lee, private New Jersey Line" great2-grandson of James Lyon, private Baldwin's Regt. of Artificers; great 3-grandson of Moses Lyon, private Essex County New Jersey Militia. Ref: A National Register of the Society Sons of the American Revolution Principal Events of the American Revolution.
Gershom Gard and Phebe Ruth Huntington Children:
1. Elizabeth b. 1/4/1754 Morris Cty, NJ, married about 1780 in Morris County, NJ, Died after 1804 in Cincinnati, OH, Spouse: Aaron Waggoner, son of John Waggoner and Rebeckah. He was born July 29, 1760 in Orange, NJ and died 1816 in Cincinnati, OH.
2. Daniel b. abt 1761, d. 7/1790 Fort North Bender Hamilton Cty, OH
3. Job b abt 1763 Morris Cty, NJ, married: 1782 in NJ, d. 5/19/1829 at Tremont City Champaign Cty, OH, Spouse: Elizabeth Magee, born February 16,1764 and died January 22, 1850.
4. Betsy Tibba Gard b. abt 1764, spouse Robert Whalen
5. Ruth Huntington Gard, b 2/15/1764 Morris Cty, OH, m. 3/10/1785, d. 1/1/1813 College Hill,
Hamilton County, OH, Spouse: Peter Perrine Lee born 1756 Cortland Manor, died 1848 at North Bend, OH
6. Jemima Gard b abt 1769, m 9/10/1789 at North Bend OH, died June 12, 1850 at Wabash County, IL, spouse Peter Keen
7. Eunice Gard b about 1771, Morris County, NJ, m abt 1788, d 4/11/1857, spouse Ephriam Brown, Died September 11, 1847 at College Hill, Hamilton County Ohio, married
February 10, 1791 at North Bend, OH, Spouse: Captain Ephrain Brown born February 26, 1768, died June 23, 1835 at Hamilton County, OH. Notes for EUNICE GARD: "A Collection of Pioneer Marriage Records of Hamilton, 1789-
1816" Eunice Gard, daughter of Capt. Gard, married Ephrain Brown on February 10, 1791 by Judge John Cleve Symmes at North Bend, Ohio
8. Hannah Gard b abt 1773 in Morris County, NJ, married June 19, 1797 at North Bend, OH Spouse: Justin Squire Gibbs. m 6/19/1797, Notes for HANNAH GARD: "A Collection of Pioneer Marriages Records of Hamilton County ---- 1789-- 1816" Hannah Gard, daughter of Capt. Gard, married Justus Gibbs on Jan (or June) 19, 1797 at North Bend, Ohio.
9. Seth Gard b. 3/14/1775 Morris Cty NJ m. 1796 College Hill Hamilton Cty OH, d. 7/25/1845 Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash Co. IL spouse Mary Brown Tarritt.

I hope the above information helps. I have some further notes on some of the children of Gershom and Phebe, if you would like to send me your email address.


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