Hi Rick, Hannah died 10 Jan. 1868. I don't know whether there are newspapers or not that would give me an obit for that early a time period. Something I could look into.
They (Hannah and Abner) were married 9 November 1820 in Elmira, NY. in "History of the Valley and County of Chemung, NY 1892" by Ausburn Towner, there is on page 39 this: "The Methodist Episcopal Church was formed during a revival in the year 1819. The original society numbered about 30 members, among them were -----, James Ribble and his wife." I tried to get more info on this, but this church evidently does not still exist. That was such a great clue though.
I wrote to the Historical Society there and they sent me odds and ends, but nothing definite on James as being the father. He appears in the 1820 census, of course he could also have been a brother to Hannah. The only sibling I have of hers is Sarah.
The hunt continues.
Thanks for coming back.
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