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Hon. Thomas Billy Gambrell, Esq., J.D.

Also Known As: "Tom"
Birthplace: Summerland, Smith County, Mississippi, United States
Death: June 29, 1979 (53)
Mississippi, United States (Heart Attack)
Place of Burial: Summerland, Smith County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sol Gambrell and Donia Mae Gambrell
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Debbie Gambrell # MG870593C1, mtDNA H2a1
Brother of Private; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Attorney
Label: Native American Ancestry: Cheraw, Cherokee, Choctaw, Lenape-Delaware, Surry Native
Managed by: Len Ingram, gedmatch # DM7033472
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Immediate Family

About Tom Gambrell

Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M269 / R1b1a1b

Honorable Discharge, United States Navy, 1950

Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, University of Mississippi, 1952

Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Mississippi, 1953

Attorney and Counsellor at Law of Mississippi State Supreme Court, 1953

Attorney and Counselor Solicitor Advocate and Proctor of Northern District of Mississippi, 1953

Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Mississippi, 1954

Member, Sertoma Club International, 1955

Juris Doctor, 1968

Served in WWII. Achieved rank of PTR3:



Navy Enlisted Advancement System Petty Officer 3rd Class


Meaning of surname, from Ancestry:

Gambrell Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably of French origin (see 2). Respelling of French Gambrelle, a reduced form of Gambarelle, a nickname denoting someone with long legs, from a derivative of gambe, Norman and Picard form of jambe ‘leg’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

The highest percentage of Gambrells in the US in the 1920 census and before was in South Carolina

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Tom Gambrell's Timeline

April 19, 1926
Summerland, Smith County, Mississippi, United States
June 29, 1979
Age 53
Mississippi, United States
June 1979
Age 53
Summerland, Smith County, Mississippi, United States
Oxford, Mississippi, United States