Born: 1805 Ohio
Flourished: 1840-1860 Springfield, Illinois
Alternate name: Gambrell
Gambrel lived with his wife and children in Springfield, Illinois, as early as 1840. At that time, Gambrel gave his occupation as manufacture and trade. In 1841, he retained the law firm of Logan & Lincoln and declared bankruptcy. In 1850, Gambrel gave his occupation as carpenter, and by 1860, he was a bar keeper in Springfield.
U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 29; In re Gambrel, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 78; C. S. Williams, comp., Williams' Springfield Directory: City Guide, and Business Mirror, for 1860-61 (Springfield, IL: Johnson & Bradford, 1860), 83.