This is not one of my family lines, however after receiving a note on another forum I thought I would post here and on other "GANTS" surname family forums.
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I hope this info. is helpful for other researchers. ________________________________ Marriages: Dialpha "Althy" KIME m: William GANTS - 1841 Dialpha "Althy" KIME m: Benjamin REED - 1849 - Benjamin REED m: Nellie UNK - 1824 Benjamin REED m: Dialpha "Althy" KIME - 1849 Benjamin REED m: Permelia Ellen LYONS - 1857 - Permelia Ellen LYONS m: Benjamin REED - 1857 Permelia Ellen LYONS m: William L. LEDBETTER - 1878
========================== Here is some additional info. from one of the above posts which show children of Dialpha and William Gants. - 1850 Federal Census (Ancestry.com) REED, Benjamin 43 M farmer KY REED, Dialpha 28 F TN REED, William H. 15 M farmer KY REED, Susan 13 F IL REED, Lucilla 13 F KY REED, Peeton 11 M IA REED, Frank 5 M IA REED, Charles E. 11/12 M IA GANTS, Daniel 8 M IL GANTS, Millissa 6 F IL GANTS, Sarah J. 4 F IA STATE: IA COUNTY: Appanoose LOCALE: Wells Twp. FILM #: M432-182 IMAGE #: 75 PAGE #: 38 HH #: 41/41 Enumerated 4 Dec, 1850