Biography of John Gambell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Gambell, John, born in Vermont, where he was a first lieutenant in the State militia in 1768, came to Syracuse and worked in the salt works, taught school one winter in Warsaw, N. Y., removed to Ridgeway in 1826, and settled in Yates in 1832, where he died in February, 1873. March 4, 1828, he married Hannah I., daughter of John Knapp, who survives him and resides on the homestead. (John Knapp, a native of Connecticut, settled in Medina in February, 1821, and is credited with cutting the first tree where that village now stands. He married Mamre Hotchkiss, had eight children, and died in 1875. He is said to have set out the first apple and peach orchards in Medina about 1823. His father, John, was a Revolutionary soldier.) Mr. Gambell's children were: John C., born August 10, 1829; Willard P., born December 6. 1831, deceased: Mary E. (Mrs. Charles Fairman), born February 22, 1834; Edward R., born January 31, 1836, deceased; Amos, born May 9, 1838; Mamre K., born September 2, 1840, deceased; Susan F. (Mrs. I. J. Wheeler), born January 29. 1843; Julia C. (widow of Dr. John D. Warren), born January 6, 1845; and Orren W., born June 6, 1841.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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