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David Gable (b. May 15, 1802, d. November 12, 1886)David Gable (son of Valentine Gable and Eva M) was born May 15, 1802 in Lexington County South Carolina, and died November 12, 1886 in Carroll County Georgia.He married Nancy Lightner on February 04, 1830 in Lexington, South Carolina.
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David Gable was born May 15, 1802 in Lexington County, S.C. and died Nov. 12, 1886 in Carroll County, Ga. He was the son of Valentine and Eva Margaret/Martha Gable. David did not speak any English, only German, until about the age of 12. His grandsons Albert, Oscar and Henry Gable stated that even during their childhood, Grandpa David still spoke with a very heavy German accent. They told the story of when they were young and tried to remove the axe from the tree, Grandpa David would scold them, and ask them "if they vanted him to get his fitch after them?"
"On Feb. 4, 1830 in Lexington County, he married Nancy Leitner, daughter of Christian and Abigail Ann Leitner. Nancy was born Dec. 15, 1807 in Lexington County, S.C. and died Jan. 22, 1884 in Coweta County. David and Nancy are buried along with other family members at the Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church Cemetery in Haralson.
"David and Nancy Gable moved with their first seven children from Lexington County, S.C. to the Line Creek area of Coweta County. David purchased this land from Wiley and Samuel Nixon on April 17, 1847. This transaction was recorded in Coweta County Deed Book H, on May 1, 1848. Family history states that no one except the Indians had inhabited this land until Grandpa David moved here and established his homestead. His land extended from the original property line just west of George W. Gable's home, all the way to Line Creek. All the Gable children fondly remember family picnics on Line Creek in an area that was kept tidy just for this purpose. Also, on the property, many generations of David and Nancy's descendants learned to swim in a specially prepared "swimming hole" on Gable Creek located on the original property.
"Great-aunt Nonie described Grandpa David Gable's home as a log cabin put together with wooden pegs, the logs being felled and hewn from timber on the property. Grandpa David's homestead was located across the road from what later became the home place of his son, George Washington Gable (this home still stands today and is a portion of the original purchase, being owned by Gable descendants for 160 years). Grandpa David through the years deeded portions of this land to sons' Edwin, Jacob and George. On Jan. 16, 1886, Grandpa David sold his remaining portion of the property containing the original homestead to William M. Blanton.
More About David Gable and Nancy Lightner:
Marriage: February 04, 1830, Lexington, South Carolina.
Children of David Gable and Nancy Lightner are:
- +Noah Wesley Gable, b. January 20, 1831, d. July 11, 1893, Coweta County, Georgia.
- Daniel Partrick Gable, b. May 22, 1833, d. May 27, 1851.
- Joseph Edwin Gable, b. August 31, 1834, d. December 10, 1904.
- Emma Permelia Gable, b. July 20, 1836, d. date unknown.
- Sarah Frances Gable, b. October 06, 1838, d. date unknown.
- John Jacob Gable, b. December 23, 1843, d. December 17, 1912.
- +Charlotte Ann Gable, b. October 24, 1845, Lexington County, South Carolina, d. October 02, 1935.
- Mary Martha Gable, b. August 08, 1847, d. February 23, 1863.
- George Washington Gable, b. March 05, 1850, d. December 10, 1906, Coweta County, Georgia.
- Louisa Jane Gable, b. May 30, 1852, d. September 29, 1881.