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Re: Who is your Ribble ancestor?
Posted by: Rick Ribble Date: July 29, 1999 at 19:12:59
In Reply to: Re: Who is your Ribble ancestor? by Litha Crowell Mattis of 424

Just like in the case of Adam Ribble. There is no definate proof of a relationship between John George Ribble and Nicholas. We do know that they immigrated only three years apart and that John George and Nicholas were only about three years different in age. They settled across the river from one another. Nicholas in Philadelphia and John George in Knowlton twsp Hunterdon co NJ. Both were German families (as was Adam). There is speculation by a Todd Farmarie who has posted a query on Rootsweb that John George Ribble and Wife Anna Eve Ribble hailed from Anweiler, Paltinate Germany. I have searched the church records for that village and Ribbles did reside there but I cannot find a match for the John George and Anna Eve of this country. I also have located a Ribble family in Pfungstadt, Palatinate Germany that could be the parents of my Nicholas, Many of those who immigrated on the ship "Harle" as did my Nicholas Ribble, came from Pfungstadt. The problem hear is that there is no birth record for a Nicholas Ribble to the Pfungstadt Ribbles who was born in 1713 about when my Nicholas was born so again no positive identification can be made. The palatinate was not a very large part of Germany and many of these families had children as they migrated north to Holland and stopped for a year or more at different locations along the way before setting sail finally for the new country.

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