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Re: Who is your Ribble ancestor?
Posted by: Rick Ribble Date: July 28, 1999 at 19:01:44
In Reply to: Who is your Ribble ancestor? by Rick Ribble of 424

Thans to Sue Ribble,Litha Crowell Mattis, Vicki Scott, and Norma Byrnes for posting your Ribble connection.It is helpful to me and I am sure it will be to others as well. Some of you did a better job than I when it came to posting your connection so let me give a more accurate description of my line from Nicholas since none of you descends from that line you may find it interesting.
Nicholas Ribble b 1713 Palatinate w/ Susanna Maria
George Ribble b c 1750 w Sarah Staudt
Nicholas Ribble b 1778 PA w Charlotta Stump
Henry Ribble b 1809 Reading PA w Naomi Barney
James Robert Ribble b 1861 Greenupsburg KY w Ovalettie Hufstutter
David Henry Ribble b 1886 Neveda MO w Edith R Finch (Hamm)
Ralph Raymond Ribble b 1826 Neenah WI w Ruth L. Kling
Frederick (Rick) David Ribble b 1951 Neenah WI w Janice K. Snow

Now let me comment briefly on Sue Ribbles questions about Adam Ribble. It is not at all suprising that you can't find much on Adam. All the descendants of his line that have been researching the family come to a dead end with him. You would be a celebrity if you could turn up any new lead. Adam Ribble appears in KY as early as 1800 census and I believe he was likely there in 1790 as well. Most people start with that bit of evidence. I put his birthdate at about 1750-1760 and I personally believe he was born in Philadelphia PA. Naturally I cannot positively prove that. What I can tell you is that since my Nicholas Ribble lived in Philadelphia I have done extensive research in Philadelphia and PA records and have found several generations of Adam Ribbles who resided in Philadelphia in and around the time of the birth of your Adam Ribble. One particular Adam Ribble was the son of Joseph Ribble and Anna Mary. This particular line was Catholic and records of them are readily available among the St. Josephs Catholic chuch of Philadelphia. The Adam Ribble who was the son of Joseph also had a son named Adam and he also had a son named Adam. What is interesting about this bunch is that the Adam you descend from who appears in KY had a son named Joseph (your line) I have often wondered if the Adam in Philadelphia son of Joseph was not the same one who later appears in KY and has a son named Joseph. Have you ever heard any of this before? Did you know that there are many Adam Ribbles who lived in Philadelphia?
By the way A.Louise (mcClintock) Shelton has published a scholarly work called the McLintock Memorial that includes a pretty complete discussion on your Adam Ribble and the various theories of his origin. This work includes your line down to William Alexander b 1851.


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