Gamble Research – Direct Line


Gamble Research - Direct LineMy Gamble line is probably my least researched line, at least by me!

Fortunately, there have been quite a few folks in the Gamble line who have taken care of researching their lines. My cousin, Dorothy Landers Fisher, has gotten quite a bit of info from them and I have been able to add a bit more from online sources as well.

I have been able to go as far back as my 5th-great-grandparents, Robert Gambill and Catherine Gatton. The name change is something that I will have to take in to account as I go forward but that is something I am used to since my Stevensons did the same thing.

Eventually, I will add my documentation, clarify some dates, and extend this a little further. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact me and let me know!

The name GAMBLE derives from the Old Norse “gamall” meaning “old” and would have originated around the time of the Norwegian invasions of England. The Old Danish and Old Swedish forms are similar, “gamal”. There are a number of variants from this common root, including Gambell, Gammel and Gamel. P.H. Reaney continues: “The Scandinavians, unlike the Anglo Saxons and the continental Germans, had a habit of using the same personal-name in different generations and branches of the same family. ….. The result of this custom was that in time there were so many men bearing the same name that it was found necessary to distinguish them by a nickname or byname descriptive of some physical characteristic, some habit or a reference to a particular incident. Many of these bynames were innocuous, some complimentary, others derogatory, characteristic of the gross humour and acute realism of the Vikings.” So the name derives from a Scandinavian byname and according to P.H. Reaney falls into the class of “Surnames of Relationship”.
A quote from Peter Gamble’s page that can be found here.


Below is a Genealogy Report from my Family Tree Maker with my direct-line Spangler research. Eventually, I will add links to the names to give you a little more detail on each person. For now, this will be a good starter page for my Stevenson research.

Please be sure to check back often as I will try to create pages as often as possible! If you have any suggestions or feel you have any information to add, please feel free to contact me!


Descendants of Robert GAMBILL

Generation No. 1

1.  ROBERT1 GAMBILL was born 1705 in London, England.  He married CATHERINE GATTON.  She was born 29 Sep 1715 in Shalford, Surrey, England.

Child of ROBERT GAMBILL and CATHERINE GATTON is:

2.               i.    THOMAS BRADLEY2 GAMBILL, b. 1742, Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA; d. 19 Jun 1806, Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA.

 Generation No. 2

2.  THOMAS BRADLEY2 GAMBILL (ROBERT1) was born 1742 in Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA, and died 19 Jun 1806 in Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA.  He married SUSANNA FISHER NASH Abt. 1770 in South Carolina, USA.  She was born 1751 in South Carolina, USA, and died Abt. 1825 in Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA.

Child of THOMAS GAMBILL and SUSANNA NASH is:

3.               i.    HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL, b. 1801, Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA; d. 16 Oct 1837, Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, USA.

 Generation No. 3

3.  HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL (THOMAS BRADLEY2, ROBERT1) was born 1801 in Stewart Creek, Rutherford, Tennessee, USA, and died 16 Oct 1837 in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, USA.  He married ELIZABETH JULIA ANDREWS 06 May 1821 in Rutherford, Tennessee, USA.  She was born 1802 in Rutherford, Tennessee, USA, and died Abt. 1837.

Child of HIRAM GAMBILL and ELIZABETH ANDREWS is:

4.               i.    WILLIAM CORRAL4 GAMBLE, b. 13 Mar 1824, Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, USA; d. 19 Mar 1907, DeKalb, Bowie, Texas, USA.

 Generation No. 4

4.  WILLIAM CORRAL4 GAMBLE (HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL, THOMAS BRADLEY2, ROBERT1) was born 13 Mar 1824 in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, USA, and died 19 Mar 1907 in DeKalb, Bowie, Texas, USA.  He married MARTHA HOLDER 10 Mar 1851 in Bolivar, Hardeman, Tennessee, USA.  She was born 1834 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

Child of WILLIAM GAMBLE and MARTHA HOLDER is:

5.               i.    WILLIAM HENRY5 GAMBLE, b. 30 Jan 1881, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA; d. 07 Jan 1971, Denton, Texas, USA.

 Generation No. 5

5.  WILLIAM HENRY5 GAMBLE (WILLIAM CORRAL4, HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL, THOMAS BRADLEY2, ROBERT1) was born 30 Jan 1881 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA, and died 07 Jan 1971 in Denton, Texas, USA.  He married ABIGAIL MAE MILLER 26 Dec 1901 in Bowie, Texas, USA.  She was born 07 May 1883 in Marion, Alabama, USA, and died 21 Aug 1916 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.

Child of WILLIAM GAMBLE and ABIGAIL MILLER is:

6.               i.    ORA ELIZABETH6 GAMBLE, b. 05 Nov 1907, DeKalb, Bowie, Texas, USA; d. 02 Apr 1982, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

 Generation No. 6

6.  ORA ELIZABETH6 GAMBLE (WILLIAM HENRY5, WILLIAM CORRAL4, HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL, THOMAS BRADLEY2, ROBERT1) was born 05 Nov 1907 in DeKalb, Bowie, Texas, USA, and died 02 Apr 1982 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.  She married DAVID FRANKLIN SPANGLER 12 Jul 1925.  He was born 11 Jul 1882 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, USA, and died 27 Aug 1961 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Child of ORA GAMBLE and DAVID SPANGLER is:

7.               i.    DAVID ISAAC7 SPANGLER, b. 12 Nov 1928, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA; d. 13 Apr 2000, Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

 Generation No. 7

7.  DAVID ISAAC7 SPANGLER (ORA ELIZABETH6 GAMBLE, WILLIAM HENRY5, WILLIAM CORRAL4, HIRAM HENRY3 GAMBILL, THOMAS BRADLEY2, ROBERT1) was born 12 Nov 1928 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA, and died 13 Apr 2000 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.  He married PATRICIA ANN FORBES 12 Jun 1953 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.  She was born 21 Feb 1934 in Blackjack, Harrison, Texas, USA, and died 17 Oct 2012 in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA.

Child of DAVID SPANGLER and PATRICIA FORBES is:

i.    KENNETH WAYNE8 SPANGLER. (This would be ME!)