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A free monthly electronic newsletter for the VAN BIBBER, VANBIBER,

VAN BEBBER, VANBEBER, VANBABER, VANBEVER

and VANBEVERS families.

Vol. 5 No. 11 - September 2002

The Autumn season is now upon us which brings many changes. Temperatures are becoming cooler across the country as the days grow shorter and the nights get longer. The trees begin to "show" themselves as the leaves begin to turn colors of reds, yellows and golds.  College and pro football teams are once again battling each other on the gridiron. The baseball playoffs have started which will soon turn into the World Series. Yes, the Autumn season is finally upon us.

I want to thank everyone who continue to submit articles for the family newsletter. As you know a great deal of information is provided each month on the Van Bibbers and their related families for your reading. If you didn't get an article to me this month, just remember, there will be another edition in October. I look forward to hearing from all of you in the near future. Go ahead and light the fireplace, sit back and enjoy your latest edition of the Van Bibber Pioneers newsletter.

Your Editor,

Gary R. Hawpe

CONTENTS:

  1. New Subscribers -- Address Changes -- Invalid Addresses
  2. William B. Donnally
  3. Descendants of William Henry Lightner
  4. Van Bibber - Yoakum - Ellenwood Families
  5. California Death Records (Van Bibber) 1940 - 1997
  6. The Jesse James-Nathan Boone Connection
  7. Obituaries
  8. Recent Deaths
  9. Bits and Pieces
  10. Notices
  11. Sound Off

NEW SUBSCRIBERS:

For this month we have six new cousins joining us as subscribers to the newsletter. Each one of them descends from a different branch of the family. In return, we lost six subscribers because of invalid addresses. We continue to maintain 605 subscribers for the newsletter.

  1. Elaine McCallister -- red3000@webtv.net -- John Van Bibber and Mary Collier
  2. Janey Conley -- JACYSTARR@msn.com -- Nathan Boone and Olive Van Bibber
  3. Nancy Borrett -- dirtyfingers75@yahoo.com -- Isaac Van Bibber and Louisa Sharp
  4. Randy Van Bibber -- RVanbibber@BBandT.com -- David Van Bibber and Jane Williams
  5. Vivian Yoakum -- heyvivie@yahoo.com -- George Yoakum, Sr. and Martha Van Bebber
  6. Wanda Perraut -- ww2983@dragonbbs.com -- George Hensley and Ruth Van Bibber

ADDRESS CHANGES:

  1. Dick Mayes -- rdmayes@nctime.net
  2. Marte Lawrence -- Mbluetop@aol.com
  3. Wendy Giles -- Flsunbird77@yahoo.com

INVALID ADDRESSES:

1. Frances Precher -- frogger10@powerweb.net -- user unknown
2. Katrina Harris --
harrkat@pld.com -- user unknown
3. Kristy Gourion --
k.gourion@worldnet.att.net -- user unknown
4. Linda Tews --
Lltirey@hotmail.com -- user unknown
5. Pat Gast --
pat@skyride.net -- user unknown
6. Sandra Moore --
rmoore1@cox.net -- user unknown

John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   Margery VanBibber and Andrew Donnally, Jr.
      VanBibber Donnally and Mary Boyd Waggoner
         William Boyd Donnally and Sally Ashton Cotton

WILLIAM B. DONNALLY

WILLIAM B. DONNALLY, a well known business man of Charleston, where he is engaged in the transfer and freighting business, and is also a dealer in grain and feed stuffs, was born in the Salines, on Kanawha river, this county, in 1851, a son of Van Bibber and Mary B. (Waggoner) Donnally.

He is a great grandson of Col. Andrew Donnally, born in the north of Ireland, who came to this country about the middle of the eighteenth century, at which time there was a large Scotch-Irish emigration to the Valley of Virginia. This early ancestor soon became a prominent man in his locality, serving as high sheriff and county lieutenant, or military commander of Botetourt County. This office of county lieutenant, or military commander, was a very important one at that day and was borrowed from the Mother Country, where it was usually held by a person of rank. It carried with it also the title of colonel. Col. Donnally may have been one of the officers of Botetourt County at its formation in 1770. The fort called Donnally's was built in 1771 in that county. The colonel or county lieutenant was the person to communicate with the governor and the secretary of the colony, commanded the militia and presided at the county courts. He was appointed by the governor with the advice of the council and was generally the most prominent citizen. The office was held during good behavior. Col. Donnally was subsequently made county lieutenant of Greenbrier County and continued in that office under Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, the two first governors of

Virginia. There is a story current in the family that he was with Washington's army at Valley Forge during the severe winter of 1777-78 and participated in the awful suffering of that period, but, however this may be, there is no further evidence of his being again with the Continental army.

About this time, however, he had his experience of Indian warfare. The murder of the famous Chief Cornstalk by the whites, or rather, by some white men, for it was an act denounced by the best men on the frontier, had greatly exasperated the Indians and they retaliated viciously on the unprotected

settlers. In the spring of 1778 they attempted to surprise and capture Fort Randolph at Point Pleasant, but failing in that, they turned their attention to Fort Donnally. The occupants of the fort were apprised of their danger in time by two men from Fort Randolph, who succeeded in eluding the savages. Col. Donnally, who had been absent, returned to the fort at night just as the enemy were investing it, but succeeded in entering it without being noticed. The attack which followed was disastrous to the Indians, who departed after suffering considerable loss. Four white men in all were killed, two while on their way to the fort. Among the defenders, Col. Donnally's daughter Catherine took a conspicuous part, though then but a young girl of twelve years. Another daughter, Katie, helped to mould the pewter plate and spoons into bullets and poured hot water through the puncheons on the heads of the savages. With perhaps one exception, this was the last raid of the Indians to the Greenbrier.

Says a writer in the West Virginia Historical Magazine (Quarterly) for July, 1901: The responsibilities of Col. Donnally's position were very great and the work heavy. He felt personally accountable for the lives of the people in the wilds of the Greenbrier, Meadow Creek and Kanawha's rivers and their tributaries. The duties of his office called him constantly from home, but it seems that he was ever at hand when emergencies arose. That he was a man of great executive ability, history proves. Stories of his personal courage and great physical strength are too well known to admit of a doubt and his racy repartees became proverbial. . . . He had only 550 men in the militia at his disposal, for the defense of this western frontier. Governor Jefferson was now asking for some of these men to be sent to General George Rogers Clark to aid in his expedition against his Indians of the West. The Assembly also required of him more men for the Continental army * * * The public credit was at so low an ebb that no one would advance money. Ammunition was scarce. The militia must depend upon the corn tax levied on the settlers. Yet these brave men struggled on and fought for their country.

Col. Donnally resigned his commission as military commander on September 19, 1781. It was not accepted evidently, as he writes officially to Gov. Patrick Henry in 1785. Col. Donnally was one of the trustees of Lewisburg at its establishment in 1782. He did not come to reside on the Kanawha until after the battle at Fort Donnally. He went directly to the mouth of the river and lived just above the present town of Point Pleasant for a year or more. He was one of those who denounced the murderers of Cornstalk, and on one occasion meeting with a man who boasted that he had fired the fatal shot that brought such desolation to the frontier settlements, he knocked him senseless with a stanchion, so that when he recovered he hastened away from the locality and was never more heard of.

Colonel Donnally owned many negroes, one of whom, Dick Pointer, distinguished himself in the fight at Donnally's Fort in 1778. A son of the latter was taken prisoner by the Indians in 1790 and was made a chief by them. He subsequently aided the Americans in the war of 1812. Col. Donnally lived a short time at the mouth of the Elk after leaving Point Pleasant. Kanawha county was formed in 1789 and he was chosen the first representative. The population at this time however, was so sparse that but thirteen votes were cast, although the polls were open for three days. He again served his county as representative in 1803. From the mouth of the Elk he moved to his permanent home, about five miles above Charleston, on the south side of the Kanawha, where he lived in comfort and prosperity for many years. He died about 1825. He had one brother, whose descendants reside in New Jersey and Ohio. Of his own immediate family he had several daughters, who are represented by the Slaughters, Hendersons and Wilsons, now living here and elsewhere, and are prominently married and represented in the different professions and trades.

There has scarcely been a period in the last century that this state, county or town was not represented by one of Col. Donnally's descendants, either directly or indirectly through marriage. The renowned Daniel Boone was neighbor for years to Colonel Donnally, residing on his place up to the time that he left for Spanish Missouri in 1799. Daniel's son, Jesse Boone, who was Colonel Donnally's brother-in-law, resided in his father's home until 1816, when he also went West. Colonel Donnally was one of the early salt manufacturers of the county, this industry being an important one at that time on the frontier, as salt, while one of the most necessary articles for the pioneer, was also one of the most difficult ones to obtain, except in the immediate vicinity of salt springs, where the salt was manufactured by the tedious process of boiling and evaporation. The Colonel and his wife were Presbyterians in religious faith. They died when between 60 and 70 years of age and were buried in what is now the old family plot, where many of their descendants have found a last resting place.

They had a family of four or five children. Andrew Donnally (2d), son of the foregoing and grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born in Fort Donnally, ten miles west of Lewisburg and, like his father, in turn became a prominent man in his community, owning about 100,000 acres of land together with 150 slaves. Together with a Mr. Ruffner, as the firm of Ruffner and Donnally, he owned and controlled the entire salt output of the county, this being the first commercial monopoly known in the history of the county. At one time he lived in Charleston, where he owned valuable property, though he and his wife resided for nearly half a century on the old homestead, which they improved and greatly enlarged in area. A Whig in politics, he was twice high sheriff, was clerk of the courts, and magistrate and a representative in the Virginia legislature. His death took place in 1849 when he was about 70 years of age. In 1802 he had married Marjory, daughter of Captain John Van Bibber, and they had six sons that arrived at maturity, besides two daughters. The sons married into prominent old families of the valley, and all were engaged conspicuously in business interests. The two daughters married respectively, Henry Fry, great grandson of Col. Joshua Fry, who commanded the Colonial army in 1754, and who had been prominent in Virginia history for thirty years or more, and Col. John Lewis, grandson of Gen. Andrew Lewis, the Indian fighter, and Colonial and also

Revolutionary officer of renown. The members of this family, which numbered nine children in all, are all now deceased. Van Bibber Donnally, father of the subject of this sketch, was the eldest child of his parents. He was born in Charleston, W. Va., in 1809 and grew to manhood in Kanawha county. His literary education was obtained in a college at Athens, Ohio. Like his father, he engaged in the salt business and continued in it most of the time until the breaking out of the Civil War. He was an active member of the Democratic party and in religion a Presbyterian. His death took place in Buffalo, W. Va., when he had attained the age of 72 years. He had married in Mason county, W. Va., Mary B. Waggoner, a native of that county. She was born a little later than her husband and died later, at the age of 75 years. Like him she was a Presbyterian in religion. Their family numbered ten children, of whom there are five still living, one daughter being a widow and two of the children being yet unmarried. William B. Donnally, the date and place of whose nativity has been already given, was educated in the public schools, but endowed with a good brain and an energetic nature he has since largely increased his mental equipment in the domain of practical knowledge. Coming to Charleston in 1885 he established here the freighting and transfer business, of which he is now the head, and which has since grown to large proportions, giving employment to 25 people. A Democratic in politics, he was nominated for the office of sheriff and twice for county clerk, but this being a strong Republican district, he was defeated. Mr. Donnally was married in this county to Sallie Ashton Cotton, who was born in Charleston in 1858, daughter of Dr. John T. and Sarah (Fitzhugh) Cotton, one time residents in Ohio, but who were for many years prominent in the business and social life of Charleston, Va. Of this union there have been ten children, of whom two died young. The living are as follows: Sarah is the wife of L. L. Sheets and has one son, Donnally. John C., who was educated at Phillips-Exeter Academy, graduating also from the law department of the University of Virginia in the class of 1903. Frank Woodman died at the age of 9 years. William B. Jr., who is a well educated young man, is associated with his father in business. The other children, Henry Fitzhugh, Van Bibber, Dorothy, Fitzhugh and Robert, are attending the high school. Mr. Donnally adheres to the religious faith of his ancestors, being a Presbyterian, while Mrs. Donnally is an Episcopalian.

History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens -- W.S. Laidley -- Richmond Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, ILL. -- 1911 -- p. 387-390

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

 

Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Ruth A. VanBibber and George Washington Hensley, Sr.
         Sarah Ellen Hensley and William Henry Lightner

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HENRY LIGHTNER

1. William Henry2 Lightner (Allen1) was born October 01, 1829 in PA, and died June 14, 1897 in Foxport, Fleming Co., KY. He married Sarah Ellen Hensley, daughter of George Hensley and Ruth VanBibber. She was born April 1830 in Laurel, Greenup Co., KY, and died 1905 in Foxport, Fleming Co., KY.

Children of William Lightner and Sarah Hensley are:

2 i. Armazinda3 Lightner, born April 1851 in Greenup Co., KY; died September 25, 1919 in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. She married James Tiller September 03, 1868 in Boyd Co., KY; born December 1843 in Wythe Co., VA.

3 ii. Allen H. Lightner, born September 08, 1853 in Greenup Co., KY; died May 07, 1928 in Wallingford, Fleming Co., KY. He married Mary Catherine Judith Shields November 06, 1884 in Lewis Co., KY; born November 14, 1864; died December 17, 1928.

4 iii. William Henry Lightner, Jr., born April 03, 1856 in Greenup Co., KY; died March 08, 1934 in Grand Ridge, La Salle Co., IL. He married Mary Kegley 1884.

5 iv. George Washington Lightner, born November 12, 1858 in Carter Co., KY; died June 03, 1931 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH. He married Anna Callihan May 19, 1896 in Foxport, Fleming Co., KY.

6 v. John Jacob Lightner, born December 31, 1860 in Greenup Co., KY; died September 02, 1917 in Foxport, Fleming Co., KY. He married Mary Josephine Callihan August 19, 1879 in Greenup Co., KY.

7 vi. Noah Lightner, born July 07, 1863 in Greenup Co., KY; died January 15, 1929 in Independence, Kenton Co., KY. He married Annie W..

8 vii. Eli Lightner, born November 1867 in Greenup Co., KY; died 1923. He married Lucy Ellen Florence December 31, 1896 in Lewis Co., KY; died Bef. 1920.

Submitted by Wanda Perraut -- ww2983@dragonbbs.com

 

VAN BIBBER - YOAKUM - ELLENWOOD FAMILIES

Isaac VanBibber and Hester OpdenGraeff
   Jacob Isaacs VanBibber and Christina __________
      Isaac Jacobs VanBibber and Frances (Veronica) Schumacher
         Peter VanBibber and Anna __________
            Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
               Martha Patty VanBibber and George Yoakum
                  Peter Yoakum and Sarah (Sally) Stinnette

William Jackson Yoakum and Mary Ann _________
   Melinda Eveline Yoakum and George Washington Ellenwood
      Charlie Edgar Ellenwood and Georgiana M. Parker
         Melinda Jane Ellenwood and Samuel (Prpic’) Perpitch
            Linda Nell Perpitch and William Arnold Johnston
               PETER AND SARAH YOAKUM

I have not found many researchers of the descendents from Peter and Sarah Yoakum. Though many connect to his siblings, and parents George Yoakum and Martha "Patty" VanBibber. What I have found places Peter as their second child, following Isaac. Both of them born in Greenbrier, Virginia. Peter was born in 1781. By the "Tennessee Bible Records" he married Sally Stinnette in Powell’s Valley, TN, about 1821. Sally was born in TN in 1795 and was called Sarah in later records in Illinois. She was a daughter of Isham Stinnett, Sr. and Elizabeth Austin, they had thirteen children. Sarah and Peter had at least six children. Tracing their births from Tennessee to Illinois. Peter died before the 1850 census was taken and Sarah had died before the 1860 census, in Pulaski Co., IL. Their graves have not been located.

Children:

  • Jonathan Isam Yoakum - no dates or information, his name is given in a deed dated 1843, recorded at Pulaski County Courthouse, Illinois. He and his brother William Jackson Yoakum given as heirs of that property. His name is always listed first, so I am assuming he would be the older of the two brothers.
  • William Jackson Yoakum - Born 1824 in Claiborne Co., TN. (In some census records he gave his birth place as North Carolina.) He died November 10, 1880, at Grand Chain, Pulaski, IL. He was married first to Mary Ann (her last name is still unknown.) They had at least three children, and I believe Mary Ann died between 1852 and 1856. He than married again a Mary Anne and with her had five more children. My great grandmother Melinda Eveline Yoakum-Ellenwood was the oldest of the eight children. She told her grand daughter Melinda Jane Ellenwood of being raised by her stepmother, speaking of her endearingly and of how much she missed her. As a teenage young lady, Melinda Eveline and her stepmother worked in the Union Hospital at Cairo, Illinois. She was only allowed to roll bandages, cook and wash dishes; never to attend the soldiers. Her stepmother and other women from the area worked with the doctors and nurses who cared for the wounded. They traveled by horse and cart between Mound City and Cairo several times a week. They took washing and bandages home to clean and return and the next trip. After the war, 1867, she married George Washington Ellenwood. He and his brother Elisa Hutchinson Ellenwood served under Col. Coates, in the Eleventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and were formerly in Company K of the 109th Illinois Infantry. George W. enlisted in July 1862, serve through the Vicksburg campaign, and mustered out in July 1865.
  • George W. Yoakum - Born October 1833 in Tennessee. Died August 27, 1888, Pulaski Co., Illinois. He, his wife and three sons are buried at the Yoakum-Waters Cemetery, North East of Olmsted, IL. Section 7, twp. 15 S., Range 2 East, Pulaski Co., IL. He married in 1853, Juliette M. Cooper (the daughter of John L. and Sarah Copeland Cooper). They had eight children. Their son James F. Yoakum, b. Sept. 30, 1856, was both a school teacher and a preacher in the Methodist Church.
  • Eliza Yoakum - Born abt. 1835, in Johnson Co., Illinois. Died February 4, 1884, Pulaski Co., Illinois. She is buried, in a marked grave, at the New Grand Chain Cemetery, Pulaski Co., IL. Other family members should be there also, but there are many unmarked graves and records were lost. She married November 25, 1855 to Elias Hutchinson Ellenwood, brother of George W. as mentioned above. They had four children. There son Charles F. Ellenwood married Ella/Elnora Yoakum (the younger sister of Melinda Eveline Yoakum-Ellenwood).
  • Louisa Yoakum - Born 1837 in Illinois.
  • Manerva Ann Yoakum - Born 1839 in Illinois. No other history is know of these two sisters.

SOURCES:

Peter and Sarah Yoakum --

Deed 1843, Pulaski County Courthouse, IL. By Hugh McGee a Justice of the Peace of said County. Peter Yoacum to Deed to Jonathan Isam Yoacum & William Jackson Yoacum, "the South West quarter of the South East quarter of section Five Township Fifteen south of range Two East in district of Lands subject to sale at Shawney Town Illinois containing forty acres together." Signed by Hugh McGee and witnessed by J. Ellenwood (signature), Peter Yoacum and Sarah Yaum, with seal and Marks. At the beginning and in the last paragraph the recorder states "The said Peter Yoakum and Sarah his Wife of the first part have …" Throughout the deed there are three spellings of the name. I believe that the J. Ellenwood who witnessed this deed may be John D. Ellenwood, father of George W. and Elisa H. Ellenwood; as he owned property in the same area at that time.

George W. Yoakum and George W. Ellenwood --

"History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois" ; Edited by William Henry Perrin, Published 1883, Chicago, IL.

Page 311 -- GEORGE W. YOAKUM, farmer P.O. New Grand Chain, is a native of East Tennessee, born in October, 1833, a son of Peter and Sarah (Stinnette) Yoakum, natives of the same state. His marriage and children with their history is given here.

Page 30 -- GEORGE W. ELLENWOOD, farmer, P.O. New Grand Chain, was born in Pulaski County, Ill., January 16, 1845. His parents, John D. and Mary E. Ellenwood, both died when he was small. Some of his sibling history and military is given here. "In March 1867, he wedded Malinda E. Yocum a daughter of William J. and Mary Ann Yocum. This union has been blessed with five children -- Florence M., James F., Charlie E., Amine B. and George W."

Peter and Sarah's marriage is recorded in "Tennessee Bible Records & Marriage Bonds", By Acklen, 1974; Pages 152-154. Found at the El Paso Pub. Library, TX, 1976. This is the Henderson Yoakum Bible which gives family history as he recalled from family stories. Henderson Yoakum was born in 1810. He lists the children of George and Margaret (VanBibber) Yoakum; as having seven children. Isaac Yoakum; married _______ Davis, of Powell's Valley. Peter Yoakum; married Sally Stinit, of Powell's Valley. Feltz Yoakum; married Sally Reynolds, of West Illinois. Robert Yoakum; married ______ Berry, of Tennessee. Margaret Yoakum (called Peggy); married ______ Condra, of Powell's Valley. Nancy Yoakum; married ______ . This is followed by a more complete history of there son George Yoakum II; married Mary Ann Maddy in 1807; and their children and grandchildren. Also given here is the Bible record by Franklin Yoakum, born 1819. He and Henderson were sons of George Yoakum and Mary Ann Maddy. In the year of this publication, 1974; the Franklin Bible was "property of Chas. H. Yoakum, of Los Angeles, Calif." While Henderson Yoakum's Bible was "sent by Mrs. C.L. Clark."

If you have any additional information and/or corrections to this history please contact:

Linda N. Johnston, 2201 Marshall Drive, Edmond, OK 73013-4431. You can e-mail me at johnston266@peoplepc.com

CALIFORNIA DEATH RECORDS

The following are the fifteen death records for California between the years of 1940 and 1997 whose mother's maiden name was "VanBibber." Where possible, I have identified their VanBibber lineage.

Last Name: Brinson
First Name: Joyce
Middle:
Birth Date: September 6, 1946
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: F
Birth Place: Mississippi
Death Place: Los Angeles County
Death Date: July 25, 1994
Age: 47 years

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Peter VanBibber and Marguery Bounds
   Olive VanBibber and Nathan Boone
      Susan Boone and Joseph VanBibber
          Sarah VanBibber and Alsa Woodward
             Martha Ann Woodward and John Fulton Brown

Last Name: Brown
First Name: Martha
Middle: Ann
Birth Date: May 10, 1860
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Woodward
Sex: F
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Place: Siskiyou
Death Date: November 28, 1943
Age: 83 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Peter VanBibber and Sarah Yoakum
      Jacob VanBibber and ______________
         Isaac VanBibber and Missouri Ann Sutton
            Thomas Isaac VanBibber and Mary J. Lumsden
               Virginia Gladys VanBibber and George Pryer
                   Dolores Evelyn Pryer and ________ Cantrell

Last Name: Cantrell
First Name: Delores
Middle: Evelyn
Birth Date: April 28, 1922
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Carter
Sex: F
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Place: Riverside
Death Date: July 15, 1994
Age: 72 years

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John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   James VanBibber and Louise Reynolds
      Cyrus VanBibber, Sr. and Mary S. Rachel Timberlake
          James Timberlake VanBibber and Evaline Raison
             Laura VanBibber and John Frank Carroll
                Louis VanBibber Carroll

Last Name: Carroll
First Name: Van
Middle:
Birth Date: May 3, 1894
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Carroll
Sex: M
Birth Place: California
Death Place: San Mateo County
Death Date: November 19, 1941
Age: 47 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Peter VanBibber and Sarah Yoakum
      Jacob VanBibber and ______________
         Jonathan VanBibber and Nancy (__________) Creswell
            Ratliff Boone VanBibber and Rachel Marquis
               Elza Curtis VanBibber and Helen Ethel Luttrell
                  Thelma Ethel VanBibber and William Lee Cox
                     Marvin Earl Cox

Last Name: Cox
First Name: Marvin
Middle: Earl
Birth Date: November 1, 1929
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: M
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Place: Orange County
Death Date: January 9, 1985
Age: 55 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Peter VanBibber and Sarah Yoakum
      Jacob VanBibber and ______________
         Isaac VanBibber and Missouri Ann Sutton
            Thomas Isaac VanBibber and Mary J. Lumsden
               Flora Frances VanBibber and John Albert Bourell
                  Leona Bourell and Freed Graham

Last Name: Graham
First Name: Leona
Middle:
Birth Date: April 25, 1918
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Bourell
Sex: F
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Place: Orange County
Death Date: April 4, 1987
Age: 68 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Mariah Walraven
   Loyal VanBibber and Sarah Elizabeth Robinson
      Hamilton C. VanBibber and Rhoda S. Kelly
         Almira E. VanBibber and Birchard D. Hayes
            Robert Elwood Hayes

Last Name: Hayes
First Name: Robert
Middle: Elwood
Birth Date: June 25, 1911
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: M
Birth Place: Kansas
Death Place: Tulare County
Death Date: October 23, 1982
Age: 71 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Soloman H. VanBibber and Mary Jane Bryson
         Noah Bryson VanBibber and Elizabeth Carter
            Benjamin Franklin VanBibber and Sarah Harriett Lash
               Frankie Roy VanBibber and Gilbert J. Helm
                  Dorothy Ruth Helm

Last Name: Helm
First Name: Dorothy
Middle: Ruth
Birth Date: October 17, 1927
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: F
Birth Place: California
Death Place: Los Angeles County
Death Date: February 1, 1995
Age: 67 years

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John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   James VanBibber and Louise Reynolds
      Cyrus VanBibber, Sr. and Mary S. Rachel Timberlake
          James Timberlake VanBibber and Evaline Raison
             Laura VanBibber and John Frank Carroll
                Laura Mary Carroll and _________ Ingram

Last Name: Ingram
First Name: Laura
Middle: Mary
Birth Date: August 31, 1889
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Carroll
Sex: F
Birth Place: California
Death Place: San Francisco County
Death Date: April 28, 1982
Age: 92 years

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James VanBibber and Sarah Molly Bradburn
   John W. VanBibber and Pollie Jane Roe
      Pearlie VanBibber and ___________ Jacobs
         Arnold Junior Jacobs

Last Name: Jacobs
First Name: Arnold
Middle: Junior
Birth Date: July 11, 1928
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: M
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Place: San Joaquin County
Death Date: September 23, 1984
Age: 56 years

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
          James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
             Lidia A. VanBebber and Eppa Holder
                Lillian May Holder and __________ Livermore

Last Name: Livermore
First Name: Lillian
Middle: May
Birth Date: April 17, 1892
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Holder
Sex: F
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Place: Los Angeles County
Death Date: September 29, 1955
Age: 63 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Soloman H. VanBibber and Mary Jane Bryson
         Noah Bryson VanBibber and Elizabeth Carter
            Verlina VanBibber and Eugene I. Smith
               Ruth Jane Smith and __________ Lyman

Last Name: Lyman
First Name: Ruth
Middle: Jane
Birth Date: August 18, 1890
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Smith
Sex: F
Birth Place: Kansas
Death Place: Los Angeles County
Death Date: November 15, 1949
Age: 59 years

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Last Name: Nebgen
First Name: Marianne
Middle:
Birth Date: July 28, 1921
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last:
Sex: F
Birth Place: California
Death Place: Los Angeles
Death Date: December 11, 1991
Age: 70 years

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Soloman H. VanBibber and Mary Jane Bryson
         Noah Bryson VanBibber and Elizabeth Carter
            William Lee VanBibber and Sarah Jane Currens
                Harold VanBibber and Mary Etta Williams
                   Dorothy Mae VanBibber and Domenic Palessiro

Last Name: Palessiro
First Name: Dorothy
Middle: Mae
Birth Date: August 23, 1926
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: VanBibber
Sex: F
Birth Place: California
Death Place: Orange County
Death Date: March 29, 1986
Age: 59 years

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Last Name: Stockton
First Name: Stephenie
Middle: June
Birth Date: April 8, 1953
Mother Maiden: VanBibber
Father Last: Stockton
Sex: F
Birth Place: California
Death Place: Humboldt County
Death Date: April 8, 1953
Age: 6 hours

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

THE JESSE JAMES-NATHAN BOONE CONNECTION

By Jim Thompson

Jesse James was born in Clay County, Mo. on September 5, 1847. He became one of the most famous outlaws of the American West. He was a Civil War guerrilla at age 15. After the war, Jesse formed a gang with his brother, Frank, and several other men. They robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains. In 1876, the gang was decimated trying to rob a bank in Northfield, Minn. However, Jesse and Frank escaped. Jesse formed another gang, but soon quietly slipped out of the state and hid out in Nashville, Tenn. There he was known as Thomas Howard. Mr. Howard and his wife, Zee, had a son born to them on December 31, 1875. They named him Charlie Howard. Jesse James called him "Tim."

Mr. Howard moved his family back to Missouri. On April 3, 1882, in St. Joseph, Mo., Jesse James was shot in the back by a fellow gang member, Bob Ford, for a reward. The seven-year-old lad had not known his real name Jesse Edwards James, Jr. until after his father's death.

Jesse James, Jr. Grew up and was running a cigar stand in the lobby of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Mo., when he met and married Stella Frances McGowan. They married in the parlor of her parents' home at 415 Landis Court, Kansas City, Mo., on January 24, 1900. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. S.H. Werlein of the Kansas City Methodist Church, South.

Stella and her family had only recently moved to Kansas City. She grew up on a farm with her parents, Alfred M. and Martha McGowan, near Ash Grove, Mo. Mary Boone Hosman, Stella's great- grandmother and daughter of Nathan Boone, was living in the Nathan Boone cabin at the time of the marriage.

Jesse James, Jr. and his Nathan Boone descendant bride, lived in Kansas City where he practiced law for 25 years. One of his clients would become President of the United States. His name was Harry S. Truman.

Missouri Commonwealth -- Ash Grove, Missouri -- November 24, 1994

Submitted by Earl W. Quintrell -- Winchester, Tennessee

OBITUARIES:

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
          James Henry VanBebber and Elizabeth Jane Baker
             Arval Agustus VanBebber and Julia F. Watson
                Luther E. VanBebber and Myrtle Ann Hollingsworth
                   Bobby Luther VanBebber

--and--

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
       Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
          Aaron Alvice Yoakum and Lucinda Elizabeth Duke
             Sarah Ann Yoakum and Robert Wesley Hollingsworth
                William Aaron Hollingsworth and Altie Francis Fitzwater
                    Myrtle Ann Hollingsworth and Luther E. VanBebber
                       Bobby Luther VanBebber

KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD

OF HEAT-RELATED HEART ATTACK

A 61-year old Kirksville man died last Thursday of an apparent heat-related heart attack before he was discovered at his apartment Sunday morning, according to a coroner's report.

According to Adair County Coroner Jim Fohn, Bob VanBebber of Jefferson Apartments at 116 E. Jefferson Street died sometime last Thursday of a heart attack. Fohn said there was no air conditioner in the apartment but the windows were open when his body was found Sunday. Fohn said the intense heat and humidity of the past week probably was a factor in the death.

Officials said the apartment manager was concerned about VanBebber when one or two days of meals-on-wheels from the Nutrition Program were left at his door and did not appear to have been eaten.

Fohn was contacted around 9:30 a.m. Sunday and went to the residence with members of the Kirksville Police Department.

BOB L. VANBEBBER

Bob L. VanBebber, 61, of 116 East Jefferson died Sunday (July 26, 1987) in his home. He had been in failing health, however, death was unexpected.

Graveside services will he held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning (July 28, 1987) in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Fohn Funeral Homes.

Submitted by Earl Quintrell -- Winchester, Tennessee

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John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   Chloe VanBibber and Jesse Bryan Boone
       Minerva S. Boone and Wynkoop Warner
          Russella Eaton Warner and James Albert Price
             Minerva Warner Price and Henry C. Cook

MRS. MINERVA COOK

Mrs. Minerva Warner Cook, eighty-four years old, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Clark, 520 West Maple, Independence, Monday. She suffered a paralytic stroke last week. She was born in Weston, the daughter of the late Col. James A. Price.

Mrs. Cook had lived in Independence the past twenty years. Her husband, Henry C. Cook, died in 1905.

Funeral services were held at a chapel in Independence Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Short graveside services were held at the family lot in Laurel Hill cemetery.

The Weston Chronicle -- Weston, Platte County, Missouri -- February 2, 1945 -- Page #1 -- Column #4.


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GRH9999@aol.com

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
      Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
         Moses Yoakum and Elizabeth Grimes
            John Henry Yoakum and Margaret Ann Rainwater
               Kelly Yoakum and Mary E. Campbell
                  Claude Yoakum and Ruth Marion Curtis
                     Norman Lee Yoakum and Therese Marie Dearborn

--and--

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      William VanBebber and Elizabeth Barbee
         Julia Ann VanBebber and Joseph Campbell
            Mary E. Campbell and Kelly Yoakum
               Claude Yoakum and Ruth Marion Curtis
                  Norman Lee Yoakum and Therese Marie Dearborn

NORMAN L. YOAKUM

Mr. Norman L. Yoakum, 65, Kansas City, KS, passed away Tuesday, Mar 24, 1998, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at St Patrick's Catholic Church; burial in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS; Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Butler Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel, Kansas City, KS, where the rosary will be said at 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bishop Ward High School or to St Patrick's Catholic Church.

Mr. Yoakum was born December 18, 1932, in Kansas City, KS, and was a livelong resident. Mr. Yoakum was a 1950 graduate of Wyandotte High School and a graduate of Rockhurst College. He served in the U S Army and was a past employee of the J. D. Penney Credit Office, and retired from the U. S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Therese M. Yoakum, of the home; one son, John Yoakum, Overland Park, KS; four daughters, Jane Yoakum, Huntsville AL, Joah Pyle and her husband, Jeff, Overland Park, KS, Jean Manning and her husband, Jeff, Olathe, KS, and Jennifer Bartolac and her husband, Andrew, Kansas City KS; three sisters, Irene Strohmeyer, Kansas City, KS, Betty Tallman, Bonner Springs, KS, and Jean Lage, Overland Park, KS; eight grandchildren, Jerad, Conrad, Creighton, Christina, Jason, Justin, Nicholas and James. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude, Jack and Gerald Yoakum. (Arrangements: Butler Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel, Kansas City, KS)

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

RECENT DEATHS:

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
      Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
         John Yoakum and Rachel Grimes
            Hughy Graham Yoakum and Nancy Emaline Branstetter
               Henry Clay Yoakum and Hermione E. Foss
                   Marvin A. Yoakum and Elsie J. __________
                      Donald A. Yoakum and Lorraine Ludwig

DONALD A. YOAKUM

Donald A. Yoakum, 84, of New Meadows, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Sunbridge Care Center in McCall. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Meadows Valley Cemetery, New Meadows, under the direction of Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall.

Don was born March 27, 1918, in Meadows, the son of Marvin and Elsie Yoakum. Over the years he worked for the Circle C Ranch, Boise-Payette, and retired after working 43 years with JI Morgan. His retirement years were spent going to every ballgame that was played at Meadows Valley. He loved athletics and what they did for young people.

Don married Lorraine Ludwig in 1942. They had two sons, Jim (Patty) Yoakum and Dick (Kathy) Yoakum, both of New Meadows, who survive him. He had three grandchildren, Terri, Brian and Jeff, four great-grandchildren, LeAndra, Randi, Leigh, Cody and Kaci, and great-step-grandchildren, Jack and Konnyr. They were the light of his life. He is also survived by two sisters, Zola Huntley of Portland, Ore., Vera Rowland of McCall, and a brother, Pete of Missoula, Mont. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, and his grandson, Jeff, and his parents.

Memorials may be sent to the Jeff Yoakum Scholarship Fund, Meadows Valley School. Viewing will be held Monday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall.

Idaho Statesman.com -- September 15, 2002

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

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ETHEL VAN BIBBER

CAMERON – Services for Ethel Van Bibber, 93, of Cameron, formerly of Waco, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Burial followed in Walkers Creek Cemetery near Cameron.

Mrs. Van Bibber died Tuesday, Aug. 27, in Cameron.

A retired civil servant procurement agent for the James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, she was born July 13, 1909, in Cameron to Charlie and Nancy Castle Angell.

She also worked as a bookkeeper for the Waco Lions Club from 1967 until shortly before her death.

Mrs. Van Bibber was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Waco.

Survivors are a stepson, Richard Reid of Round Rock; a stepdaughter, Sandra Hillis of Asbland, NH; also, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Waco Lions Club.

Rockdale Reporter -- September 5, 2002 -- Thursday

Submitted by Bruce Logan -- blogan@falcon1.net

The husband of Ethel Van Bibber is currently unidentified. If anyone has additional information please contact the operations department of the Van Bibber Pioneers newsletter staff.

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Peter VanBebber and Ellinor VanBibber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
         Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ramsay
                Harry Francis VanBebber and Harriett Bunch
                   Inez Elizabeth VanBebber and James A. Seals

--and--

Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Ellinor VanBibber and Peter VanBebber
      Jacob VanBebber and Catherine Ann Guthrie
         Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ramsay
                Harry Francis VanBebber and Harriett Bunch
                   Inez Elizabeth VanBebber and James A. Seals

--and--

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
    Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
         Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
            Elizabeth Betty Yoakum and James VanBebber
               Barthena A. VanBebber and Calvin VanBebber
                  William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ramsay
                      Harry Francis VanBebber and Harriett Bunch
                         Inez Elizabeth VanBebber and James A. Seals

--and--

Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
      James VanBebber and Elizabeth Betty Yoakum
         Barthena A. VanBebber and Calvin VanBebber
            William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ramsay
                Harry Francis VanBebber and Harriett Bunch
                   Inez Elizabeth VanBebber and James A. Seals

INEZ ELIZABETH SEALS

Inez Elizabeth Seals, 83, formerly of Wardensville Grade, Winchester, died Friday, July 5, 2002, in Skyline Terrace Nursing Home, Shenandoah County.

Mrs. Seals was born March 13, 1919, the daughter of Harry and Harriet VanBebber. She and her husband formerly owned Mt. Williams Grocery and a car dealership and gas station in Orlando, Fla.

She was a member of the Frederick County Seniors.

She married James A. Seals on June 17, 1938, in San Diego. Mr. Seals died in 1970.

Surviving are a daughter, Molly Fauver of Winchester; a half brother, Lewis Berger of San Diego; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester, with the Rev. Steve Rebert officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Frederick County.

Pallbearers will be David Fauver, Jeffery Fauver, Michael Seals, and Roy Meeks.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Winchester Star -- Winchester, Virginia -- July 6, 2002

Submitted by Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

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James VanBibber and Sarah Margaret Bradburn
   Charles Wesley VanBibber and Emma L. Lowder
      Matilda E. VanBibber and William Walker Hall
         Morton Hall

MORTON HALL

Morton T. Hall, 74, of New Boston, Ohio died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born Nov. 28, 1927 at Warnock, Kentucky, a son of the late Walker Hall and Matilda VanBibber Hall. He was a car salesman.

Surviving is his former wife, Faye Buckler Hall of West Portsmouth, Ohio and his present wife,

Delores Bloomfield Hall of New Boston; one son, Mark Hall of Columbus, Ohio; and two stepsons, Wilbur Campbell, Jr. and Mark Campbell, both of West Portsmouth, Ohio; one daughter, Kim Pick of Stout, Ohio; and one step daughter, Denise Gaines of Portsmouth, Ohio; one sister, Faye Hall Hern of Raceland, Kentucky; two grandchildren and four step grandchildren; one great grandchild and one great-step grandchild. Preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Hall, Cecil Hall and Burl Hall.

Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore,

Kentucky, with the Rev. Jim Brandenburg, officiating. Burial will be in Smith-Hall Cemetery in Warnock, Kentucky. Friends may call at the Funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Paid Obituary

Portsmouth Daily Times.

Submitted by Jean Van Bibber Murphy -- murphynorjean@hotmail.com

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Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
   Martha VanBebber and George Yoakum, Sr.
      Isaac Yoakum and Mary Davis
         William Wylie Yoakum and Nancy Elizabeth Poff
             James Edward Yoakum and Rosa E. McCubbin
                 Jesse Yoakum and Goldie Watson
                    Tommy Lynn Yoakum

TOMMY LYNN YOAKUM

Tommy Yoakum, 72, of rural Knoxville, Mo. passed away unexpectedly Aug. 22, 2002 at the Olathe, Kan. Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1929 near Knoxville in Ray County, Mo.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Edna; two sons, David Yoakum, Shawnee, Kan. and Bill Yoakum, Mukilteo, Wash.; and a daughter, Linda Meinig, of Paola, Kan.; one sister, Lorraine Wyss, Independence, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

At Tommy's request, he will be cremated. There will be no services or visitation, but friends may call at the home.

A private family service will be held at a later date at Bethel Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Yoakum's name.

Bailey Funeral Home in Polo, Mo. is in charge of the arrangements.

Richmond News -- Richmond, Ray County, Missouri -- August 26, 2002 -- Monday

Submitted by Earl Quintrell -- Winchester, Tennessee

BITS AND PIECES:

John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
   Miriam VanBibber and John Reynolds
      Van Bibber Reynolds and Elizabeth Buster
         Mary Reynolds

Died on Sunday last; Mary, daughter of Mr. Van B. Reynolds, aged 2 years.

Western Courier -- June 17, 1823

Obituaries of Western Virginia Newspapers, 1822 - 1899, -- Volume 1 -- Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society. Page #118.

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John VanBibber and Chloe Reynolds
   Miriam VanBibber and John Reynolds
      Alethea Reynolds and James Clark McFarland

Died at his residence in this place Wednesday evening, the 9th inst., James C. McFarland, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Charleston.

The West Virginia Journal -- November 16, 1864 -- Wednesday

Obituaries of Western Virginia Newspapers, 1822 - 1899, -- Volume 1 -- Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society -- Page #89.

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Kentucky 1820 Census Index:

Van Bibber, Jacob -- Greenup County -- Page #177

Van Bibber, James -- Greenup County -- Page #168

Van Bibber, John -- Greenup County -- Page #177

Van Bibber, Peter -- Greenup County -- Page #177

Kentucky 1830 Census Index:

Van Bibber, Jacob -- Greenup County -- Page #077

Van Bibber, Jacob -- Greenup County -- Page #085

Van Bibber, John -- Greenup County -- Page #084

Van Bibber, Peter -- Greenup County -- Page #085

Van Bibber, Solomon -- Greenup County -- Page #084

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Peter VanBibber, Jr. and Marguery Bounds
   Jacob VanBibber and Sarah Miller
      Elizabeth VanBibber and Ezra Jeffords
         Sarah Jane Jeffords and Stout St. Leger Barklow

Barklow, Stout -- 11 February 1898 -- Page 5:1

Died at his residence on E. 3rd St. on Thursday evening of the previous week; ex-policeman; 76 years old; he was born on 15 February 1822 in Enterprise Furnace, on Tygart Creek, in Greenup County, Kentucky; he came to Ohio as a young boy with his parents, and worked at Gaylord Roll Mills; in 1852 he went to California, but 2 years later came back; in 1855 he returned to California and remained there until 1859; before his return, he bought a lot in Oakland, a suburb of San Francisco; he leaves behind a widow and 3 grown children: Wm. E., Margaret J. Barklow, and Mrs. Agnes Roe, who is a teacher; he was also well known because he was 6 feet 4 inches tall; the funeral was on Sunday afternoon from the residence.

Barklow, Sarah Jane -- 16 Jan 1903 -- Page 8:4

Died on Sunday evening at her residence on E. 3rd St.; she was the widow of Stout Barklow, who died 3 years ago; nee Jeffords; she was born on 20 January 1827 in Greenup County, Kentucky, and came here as a 2-year-old child with her parents; she leaves behind 3 children: W.E. Barklow, Margaret, and Mrs. Agnes E. Roe.

Translated Abstracts of Death Notices in the Portsmouth Correspondent 1894 - 1908 -- Abstracted and Translated by Jeffrey G. Herbert -- Edited by Barbara Keyser Gargiulo -- 2002.

NOTICES:

Wanted: Energetic individual to take over as the Van Bibber Pioneers newsletter editor starting in January 2003. Limited writing skills needed, and don't worry, your spell check should correct all the misspelled words. If you are interested in publishing the monthly family newsletter please contact Bruce Logan -- blogan@falcon1.net or myself.

Gary R. Hawpe -- GRH9999@aol.com

SOUND OFF:

From: JaneGies@aol.com (Jane Giesler)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

It was with sadness that I read the August 2002 E-Mail Newsletter. I look forward each month to reading your informative newsletter. I will miss your letters, but I know that they took a great deal of time. You have done an excellent job.

Sincerely, Jane Longmire Giesler

From: aries66739@go.com (Donna Willis)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

So sorry to hear the news. If it were not for you I would have not gotten as far as I have, and would have not even known of you. You have been a very good friend as well as a fellow researcher. You have gone beyond your duty, thanks. Please keep in touch and if you find anything on any of my branches please let me know. Donna Willis

From: martha.e.jones@att.net (Martha Jones)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Hi Gary,

I regret that you are giving up your position as Editor of the Van Bibber newsletter. You have done a terrific job and I don't know anyone who will be able to match what you have done. It will be intimidating for anyone to even consider taking the job after assessing the time and effort you have spent in pulling together this gift for all Van Bibber researchers.

Again, I hate to see you give up this job, but I understand.

See you next June when I bring another research group to the Family History Library.

Martha

From: allinevb@webtv.net (Alline Van Bibber)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Thanks for putting Orville's obituary in the Van Bibber newsletter. The paper didn't say Orville was a S/Sgt and served in the Army during WWII in Patton's 3rd Army. He also served during the Korea conflict but didn't go overseas.

Alline

From: beth@chem.csustan.edu (Beth Perona)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Dear Gary,

I always enjoy and appreciate all of the work that you put into the VanBibber Newsletter. Thank you very much.

Sincerely, Beth Warner Perona

From: riffraff@grapevine.net (Barbara McClelland)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your great newsletters! I don't know how you find the time to do it. They are always fantastic. Barbara VanBibber McClelland

From: ww2983@dragonbbs.com (Wanda Perraut)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

I have read most of the Van Bibber archived e-newsletters. You have done a very good job on them and I am sure you will be missed when you resign. You have very obviously put much time and a part of yourself into this newsletter. I have truly enjoyed reading them.

Wanda Lightner Perraut

From: johnston266@peoplepc.com (Linda Johnston)
To:
GRH9999@aol.com (Gary Hawpe)

I especially want to thank you for the work you do on these newsletters. Just the best that I have seen!

Thank you, Linda N. Johnston

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