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Patrick Kinchen "Paddy Kay" Gamble, Sr
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Birth: 1794
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1885
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

Married Frances "Fannie" Truss 6 May 1820. The marriage date on her stone is incorrect and does not reflect the date on their actual marriage record.

They had following children: Samuel, Permelia, Patrick Kinchen Jr., John, William, Clarissa, Henry, James, Levi Jackson, Josiah, Elizabeth and Nancy Gamble.

Served in the West Tennessee Militia 28 Jan 1814 - 10 May 1814 in the War of 1812 under his middle name Kinchen. He is recognized by the United States Daughters of 1812 and is listed with them as ancestor #10443.

Legends about Paddy Kay:

One story of Paddy Kay was that he was found in the woods as a baby by some woodcutters and they tossed dice to see who would keep him and thus the name Gamble came about. Another story is that he came down from Tennessee with some gamblers to Blount Springs, Alabama. It was a gambling town back then. When the game was over, the men wondered what to do with Paddy Kay, so they put him on a stump and told him to choose his new master. He looked around and chose Josiah McCollum because he was big and fat and looked like he had plenty to eat.

*Josiah McCollum was an actual close friend of the Gamble family, as is seen on the 1850 census. Josiah and his wife Elizabeth lived about ten houses down from the Gambles that year, and Paddy Kay and Fannie had Josiah's father, John McCollum, living with them during that time.
Family links: 
  Frances Truss Gamble (1805 - 1872)
  Samuel Gamble (1819 - 1895)*
  Permelia Gamble McMurry (1820 - 1885)*
  Kinchen Gamble (1824 - 1913)*
  William Marion Gamble (1825 - 1900)*
  John Gamble (1826 - 1904)*
  Clarissa Jane Gamble Ward (1828 - 1912)*
  James Gamble (1834 - 1895)*
  Thomas Jackson Gamble (1837 - 1901)*
  Henry Gamble (1839 - 1871)*
  Josiah Gamble (1840 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth Gamble Sapp (1842 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Gamble Cemetery
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
Maintained by: Rick Lambert
Originally Created by: Sally C. Palmer
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
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Patrick Kinchen Paddy Kay Gamble, Sr
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- Lanie
 Added: Jul. 20, 2016
Merry Christmas.
- redbirdintheyard
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
Thank you, Grandfather, for your service and sacrifice. Master Chief Lambert, United States Navy
- Rick Lambert
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012
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