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Re: Jeremiah Ribble - Iowa
Posted by: Dana Ribble (ID *****7725) Date: February 16, 2006 at 16:23:37
In Reply to: Jeremiah Ribble - Iowa by Vana Ribble-McClary of 424

It has been several years since you posted this question, but in case you have not found the information this is a quote from the Duckworth book.

Jeremiah Ribble (1821-1877)

Quoting from Ida Eudora Ribble Duckworth's Family History book: BUCHANAN, COPELAND, RIBBLE:

"Eighth child of Joseph and Catherine Phillips Ribble, Jeremiah, was born December 15, 1821, near Salem, Washington County, Indiana. He was reared to hard labor in saw milling and logging with practically no schooling, but gained much information by dint of perseverance and hard study. He was a good reader and had few equals mentally in numbers. He came to Texas about 1844 and followed wagonning from Clarksville vicinity to Shreveport, La., Jefferson, Texas, and Salina Salt works on the Sabine River. He made three trips to and from Indiana, helping to move his father to Texas. On his last trip to Indiana he engaged with Andrew Holmes in building flat boats on White River and loading same with provisions, floating them down to New Orleans. During this time he married Martha Agnes Holmes, born April 13, 1832, when she was only 17 years of age. She was of Scotch-Irish descent and her family were members of the Church of Christ, being personally acquainted with Alexander Campbell. Jeremiah and his wife were Baptists in Texas, but became members of the Christian Church in Chariton, Iowa, at a later date. He finally settled near Honey Grove, engaging in farming and wagonning. He introduced the first horsepower threshing machine into that part of the country. Word was brought that Joseph, his father, was going to move to Iowa and prevailed on Jeremiah and his family to accompany them, which they did in 1853, and what a sad time they had the following winter in the cold, bleak region, sparsely settled. The family then consisted of William, Abraham, Andrew, Joshua, and Mary Catherine. Abraham came near dying of whooping cough and Andrew, Joshua, and Mary Catherine, died about that time. A little later another child, Elizabeth Ann and an infant and the wife, Martha A., died and all six were buried in the old Douglas Cemetery about a mile southeast of Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa. The mother's death occurred June 6, 1861. This left Jeremiah with four children, William, Abraham, Fergus Graham, and Syrilda. Jeremiah was improving a small farm, running a sawmill, and threshing machine with residence still in Iowa. He remarried to Finette Cole, born January 14, 1831. She was from Ohio. There were again children born to this marriage. John K. born July 9, 1864; Jerome, who died in 1867 on the way back to Texas and was buried at North Fork Town, Okla. Rosa, born 1868, died near Petty from a burn received while kindling a fire preparatory to breakfast May 1, 1875, and is buried in Forest Hill, near Petty. Their mother died January 31, 1901, and is buried in Forest Hill, near Petty. Nothing is known of Ohio, the last child. After Jeremiah's return to Texas he engaged in farming 150 acres with great success near where Petty is now located. He died July 28, 1877, from knotted bowels caused by heavy lifting. His sufferings were great and lasted about 21 days before death relieved him. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Petty, Texas about 9 miles northeast from Honey Grove."


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