Vanbibber Family History & Genealogy
Vanbibber Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Vanbibber family.
Vanbibber Biographies & Family Trees
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Most Common First Names
- James 3.4%
- Charles 3.2%
- Robert 2.9%
- William 2.5%
- John 1.7%
- Mary 1.5%
- Timothy 1.5%
- Albert 1.3%
- Edward 1.3%
- Helen 1.3%
Sample of 417 Vanbibbers bios
Vanbibber Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 305 people with the last name Vanbibber that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Vanbibber family on AncientFaces.
- Dion Vanbibber lived 100 years
- Gerttie M Vanbibber lived 98 years
- Noel Vanbibber lived 98 years
- Jesse Vanbibber lived 95 years
- Mabel Vanbibber lived 96 years
- Thomas W Vanbibber lived 94 years
- Vesta Vanbibber lived 93 years
- Velma Vanbibber lived 94 years
- Marie A Vanbibber lived 92 years
- Edith A Vanbibber lived 92 years
On Nov. 8, 1894, Ethel VanBibber, the orphaned daughter of William & Ann Mary Sutton Vanbibber, gave birth to a daughter. Barely fifteen years old, with no family and no husband, she found herself alone. The birth certificate named Clinton Strong as the Father but there is no reason to believe that beyond being present at the conception, he ever took a part in his daughter's life. We know nothing of the first 3 years of Artie Marie's life. We pick up the threads of her story in 1900, where Ethel and Artie Marie were recorded on the Warrick Co. census. Ten years later, again from the census, we find Ethel, married to William Crow, no mention of Artie Marie who would have been thirteen. Years into my research of this family I finally found an answer to the question......where was Artie Marie?
The discovery of a Marriage License issued to Artie Marie and George Southwell (view copy in our photos).
Her birthdate had been falsified and she was in fact only 13 when she married George who was 20 years older.
We next found Artie Marie in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. She died in 1918, barely twenty one years old. The saddest part of this story is that Ethel had kept Artie Marie's birth a secret from even the closest family member. My Mother-in-law who would have been Artie Marie's Aunt swears no one in the family had ever heard of her. There is probably much more to her story that we will never know. Many questions left unanswered. I'm just thankful that I could do for her in death what no one had done for her in life......acknowledge that she is truely......OURS. Bless you, you are lost no longer.
NOTE; Artie Marie is buried beside her Husband, George. The inscription reads; ~George M. Southwell, Sept. 28, 1878-March 17, 1941 - Artie M, His Wife, March 30, 1879, Nov. 21, 1918~
Ann Mary divorced William in 1893, five full years after he had deserted her and the children placed in the orphanage. What became of William and Ann Mary....we would love to know. William was living with his Brother in the 1910 census and there the trail ends. Did Ann Mary remarry, we wish we knew..........
Uriah R. Gillihan, from Jackson Co. TN. and T. W. Phillips from Overton Co. TN. had been members of the 28th Confederate Infantry and had fought in several major battles such as; Shiloh, Fishing Creek, & Stones's River. Both had either been wounded or sick and were furloughed from the Army. Gillihan and Phillips met in Putnam Co. in the Spring of 1865 while on the way home. Lee had surrendered in April but they were not aware of it. They attended a dance at Buffalo Valley and became involved in a dispute. Fearing for their lives they left Buffalo Valley and went to the home of Charles F. Burton, arriving about daylight. Mr. Burton, being a Southern Sympathizer fed the two boys and sent them to hide in a cabin in the Tom Hollow. They were discovered by the Home Guard who marched them around the area, then physically tormented them with bayonets. They were then tied to separate trees and shot by the Union men..................................
When the 2 bodies were discovered, Mr. Burton had them wrapped in blankets and buried. Mr. Burton had a rock wall built around the graves which he kept clean and decorated with flowers for the rest of his life. Descendants of the Burton Family and the Lewis Fletcher family who helped bury the bodies, still living in the Chestnut Mound area who are knowledgable about this event. In the 1970's Guy Boyd, Grandson of Lewis Fletcher was instrumental in getting stone markers placed at the graves. (See photos of the graves in our photo section)
KIA - KILLED IN ACTION
DOW - DIED OF WOUNDS
NBD - NON BATTLE DEATH
PVT. D. B. BALLEW; US MARINE CORPS; HOMETOWN, COWGILL, MO. ~KIA~
S SG JOHN D. BAKER; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, MARION CO. INDIANA; ~KIA~
PFC. WILLIE H. EVERHART; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, BRISCOE CO. TEXAS; ~KIA~
S SG CHESTER B. HOLCOMB; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, CADO CO. OKLAHOMA; ~KIA~
PFC MELFORD LIFORD; US. ARMY HOMETOWN, WAYNE CO. MICHIGAN ~KIA~
AVIATION RADIOMAN 1c, FREDERICK EARL MCCLEARY; US. NAVY; HOMETOWN, BARBORVILLE, KY. ~KIA~
PVT. JOHN R. MCCREARY; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, HARLAN CO. KY. ~NBD~
SGT. GORDON D. MCGAFFEY; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, KING CO. WA. ~NBD~
PFC WINFRED C. ROSS; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, OHIO; ~KIA~
2LT, BERT T. SAMPSON; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, CLATSOP CO. OREGON; ~NBD~
SEAMAN 2C, ARNOLD KELLY TILLIS JR; US. NAVY; HOMETOWN, ONAWA, IA. ~KIA~
PVT. CLARENCE TINNEL; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, KNOX CO. TN. ~KIA~
2LT, HAROLD C. TURPIN; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, CLAIBORNE CO. TN. ~FOD~
CPL. CHESTER H. VANBIBBER; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, CAMPBELL CO. VA. ~KIA~
T SG JAMES W. VANBIBBER; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, KANAWHA CO. WV. ~KIA~
SGT. ADOLPH N. WILLEFORD; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, BUTLER CO. OHIO ~NBD~
PFC ELBERT T. WORTHINGTON; US. ARMY HOMETOWN, GREENUP CO. KY. ~DOW~
AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN 2c; DONOPHAN ALBERT YOAKUM; US. NAVY; HOMETOWN, NAPA CA. ~KIA~
PFC EARL D. YOAKUM; US. ARMY; HOMETOWN, RAY CO. MO. ~KIA~
She and Jacob had 13 children, all documented but we still don't know who she was......Every VB researcher is stumped on this one and I would love to be the one that "cracked the case".
JACOB VANBIBBER, Son of PETER VANBIBBER, 111 and SARAH YOAKUM. Born 1783, PA. or OHIO; Died after 1860. Buried, Vanderburgh Co. Indiana.
CHILDREN OF JACOB AND UNKNOWN;
RACHEL VANBIBBER + SAMUEL KINCART,
OLIVE VANBIBBER + JOSIAH LENN,
JONATHAN VANBIBBER +1 POLLY PHILLIPS +2 NANCY CRESWELL,
DELILAH VANBIBBER + JOHN M. STRONG,
PETER VANBIBBER +1. SARAH JANE CHANCELLOR, +2. SARAH CAROLINE TUCKER,
ISAAC VANBIBBER, + MISSOURI ANNE SUTTON,
ELIZABETH VANBIBBER + JESSE G. HUBBARD,
JOHN VANBIBBER, + LOUISA NOBLE,
WILLIAM VANBIBBER + VIANNA SUTTON,
LUCINDA VANBIBBER + JOSEPH COKER,
JACOB VANBIBBER + MINERVA JANE HEELY,
MARTHA J. O. VANBIBBER + MICHAEL J. SUTTON,
MATTHIAS VANBIBBER + SARAH BRISTOL,
SOURCES; 1850 Knight Twp. Vanderbrgh Co. IN. Federal Census. 1860 Ohio Twp. Warrick Co. In. Federal Census
VANBIBER, Raymon, white male, 11 years old, born, Dec. 1889, Indiana. His relation to head of household, (Matron of home) was DEP. Ten years later, on April 15, 1910 in Portsmouth, VA. at the US Navy Yard the census Enermerator recorded the following Sailor in the US Navy. VANBIBBER, Ray J., white, male, 21, "The head of household" is reported as, William F. Halsey Jr. 27 years old, who later became Fleet Admiral and famous in WW11 as, "Bull Halsey"................
Raymond was living in New Madrid Co. Missouriin the 1920 census in the home of Elza and Elizabeth Moser. He is listed as a boarder and occupation, tie maker. (Railroad Ties) It states that he and his parents were all born in Indiana. In ca. 1942 Raymond went to Evansville, Indiana to visit his family, nothing is known about him after that..........................
Read part of Raymonds Orphanage records in Our Photo Section
Volunteer Enlistment, Feb. 1, 1865, at Evansville, Vanderburgh Co. Indiana, for a period of 3 years, (muster records list 1 year enlistment), as a Private; Ratliff B. VanBibber, born Vanderburgh Co. Indiana, 18 years old, farmer. (He was actually 16)
He was listed on Company muster rolls as present in CO. 1, 143rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry from that date until he was listed as having deserted from Fort Donaldson on 9-13-1865, along with a US. Springfield rifle and accoutrements valued at, $23. 32.
He was in the Evansville arear after the War and lived there until his death Jan. 3, 1900. He was quite well known around town as a character. He wore buckskins in the late 1800's which was not common apparel.
It was said that Ratliff was a man of personal courage. His last job was carrying large sacks of potatoes over his shoulder from the fields around Evansville. From this, he contracted cancer in his arm. As the cancer progressed, they performed several amputations, starting with his hand. When they amputated it, it was clenched and they buried it. Later he complained of pain in his hand and insisted that they dig it up and open the clenched fist, they did, and the pain stopped.
James Married Jane Irvine and settled in St. James County in 1803. He was Coroner at the time that William Hays was killed by his Son-in-law, James Davis. In 1817, he removed to Callaway County and settled on the Auxvasse. His choldren were; Joseph, Irvine, Frances, Lucinda, Melissa, Daniel and Minerva.
Joseph was a surveyor and made the government surveys in, Range 8, West of the 5th principal meridian.
Olive VanBibber married Nathan Boone, son of the famous, Daniel Boone.
Isaac VanBibber, brother of Peter, was Captain of a company in the Battle of Point Pleasant, in 1774, and was killed there. He left a Widow and 4 children; John, Peter, Isaac and Rebecca.
John and Peter married and settled in Powell's Valley, E. Tennessee. Isaac was born, October 20, 1771 and was only two and a half years old when his Father was killed. He was adopted and raised by Daniel Boone and at the early age of 13, acted as scout against the Indians in Virginia. In 1880 he came to Missouri with Nathan Boone, and settled first in Darst's Bottom. During the Indian Wars he was Major of the Militia under, Col. Daniel Boone. He was married in 1797 to Susan Hays. In 1851 he settled at Loutre Lick, now in Montgomery Co. Missouri. The land was a Spanish grant of 460 acres, made to Nathan Boone who sold it to VanBibber. The later built several cabins where he settled and later erected a large frame house which he used as a Hotel and made a great deal of money. His children were; Matilda, Marcha, Susan, Elvira, Frances, Erretta, Pantha, Isaac Jr. Ewing and Alonzo.
Major VanBibber Died in 1836 and is buried in the Loutre Lick Cemetery in Mineola.
March 30, 1971.....
Mrs. Frances Darnell has recently completed compiling former School Superintendent Hupe's papers from the years he was superintendent. The scrapbook, made up of approx. 150 pages plus pictures from that period will be placed in the Montgomery County Library. Mrs. Darnell has also completed this history of the Loutre Lick Cemetery. When the Van Buren Chapter of the DAR, requested information on the location of Isaac VanBibber's grave for a DAR marker. The following is Mrs. Darnell's reply...
After consulting several of the older people in the neighborhood, I find that VanBibber graves do lie in a cemetery, which is located up the hill, northwest of the tavern. Mayor Isaac VanBibber, his Wife, three daughters and a son-in-law are buried in the graveyard together with other representitives of many of the pioneer families. "Out of a number of graves, very few can be seen at present."....
Buried in the cemetery are; Floria Graham, Marian C. Graham. They were the daughters of, Robert and Isabella Gailbreath Graham and sisters of D. F. Graham. D. F. Knew where his sisters were buried. He realized that the location would be lost in time. He asked Mr. Harvey Scanland if he would give him a deed to the area where the graves were so he could fence it.....
The Deed, dated, Aug. 10, 1896...a certain tract of land, 48 feet wide, and 56 feet wide....the said tract having been used for a burying ground years before is now designated to be preserved, cared for, in honor of the dead. About 1901, Ben R. Graham fenced this small tract of land as his Father had requested. The fence posts decayed but the wire remains.. ......
In 1948, James K. VanBibber, wrote Harry Ball, Postmaster at Montgomery City, asking for someone who would copy all inscriptions from every VanBibber stone in the graveyard in Mineola. No stones or graves were found at that time......
In 1975, the Darnell and Harris families erected a permanent marker in the center of the known footage of the cemetery to preserve the location of the two Graham graves. The stone can be seen from the parking lot of the Mineola Baptist Church......
NOTE: The stone used is a stone from the first bridge over Loutre River built in 1886......
Besides the two Graham graves, also buried here are;
~ISAAC VANBIBBER~ b. Oct. 20, 1771, in Greenbriar Co. W. Virginia d. Sept. 30, 1840, Montgomery o. Missouri
~ELIZABETH HAYS VANBIBBER~ b. june 12, 1776, Fort Boonesborough, Ky. d. Aug 3, 1828, Loutre Lick, Montgomery Co. Missouri
~FRANCES VANBIBBER COX~ A daughter
Another daughter and her husband.
View an old photo of Loutre Lick Cemetery in our "Photo Section"
(Note, Also listed as VANBIBER)
VANBIBBER, ANDREW; 5th Ohio Cavalry, Union Army, Co. K, Rank In; Pvt, Rank Out; Corpl.
VANBIBBER, DAVID, 53rd. Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, Co. K, Pvt.
VANBIBBER, HENRY; 2nd Colorado Infantry, Union Army, Co. I, Pvt.
VANBIBBER, ISAAC C; 6th. Kansas Cavalry, Union Army, Co. D,I, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; Sergeant
VANBIBBER, JACOB; 27th. Texas Cavalry, (Whitfield's Legion) (1st. Texas Legion) Confederate Army, Co. C, Pvt.
VANBIBBER, JAMES; 7th. W. Virginia Cavalry, Union Army, Co. H. Pvt.
VANBIBBER, JESSE; 62nd. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. K, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; Musn.
VANBIBBER, JESSE; 67th, Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. K, Pvt.
Author's Note: Jesse was born, 1848, the son of, Jonathan VanBibber & Mary Ann Robinson. He enlisted on 4-2-1863 as a Musician. On 4-2-1863 he Mustered into "G" Co. Ohio, 116th. Infantry. He was transfered on 6-12-1865 into "K" Co., Ohio, 62nd. Infantry. He was transfered on 9-1-1865 into "K" Co., Ohio 67th. Infantry.
VANBIBBER, JESSE; 87th. Ohio Cavalry, Union Army, Co. H., Pvt.
VANBIBBER, JOHN H; 38th. US. Col'd Infantry, Union Army, Co. D, Pvt.
(Note, AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL, Displayed as; John H. VANBIBBER, Plaque #C-53)
VANBIBBER, ROBINSON; 92nd. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. A, Pvt.
Author's Note; Enlisted, 2-2-1862. On 9-17-62 was Mustered in. Died on November 25, 1863 in the Battle on Missionary Ridge in Tennessee. He was the son of, Loyal Vanbibber & Sarah Elizabeth Robinson.
Source; The Union Army, Vol. 2.
VANBIBBER, S; Missouri State Guard, Confederate Army,
VANBIBBER, SAMUEL C; 1st. Missouri Cavalry, Confederate Army, Co. K, Pvt.
Author's Note; Confined, Prisoner of War, Died at Fort Delaware. Buried at Finn's Point National Cemetery, Salem County, New Jersey.
VANBIBBER, SIDNEY; 22nd, Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, Co. B, Rank In; Corp'l, Rank Out; Hospital Steward
Alternate Name; Sidney VANBIBER
VANBEBBER, CALVIN; 16th, Kansas Cavalry, Union Army, Co. G, Rank In; Pvt, Rank Out; Blacksmith
VANBEBBER, CALVIN; 4th, Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. B.
(Note; also listed as Vanbever)
VANBEBBER, GORNVILLE (Granville); 6th. Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. D, Pvt.
VANBEBBER, HARDING; 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, Co. C. Pvt.
VANBEBBER, HENRY; 12th, Missouri Cavalry, Union Army, Co. E, Pvt.
VANBEBBER, ISAAC C; 6th. Kansas Cavalry, Union Army, Co. FDI, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; Sergeant
VANBEBBER, NIMROD; 6th. Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. D, Pvt.
VANBEBBER, PRIOR L. (Pryor); 13th. Missouri Cavalry, Union Army, Co. D-I, Rank In; 2nd Lt. Rank Out; 1st. Lt.
VANBEBBER, PRYOR L; 6th. Missouri S.M. Cavalry, Union Army, Co. D, Rank In; Pvt. Rank Out; 2nd Lieut.
VANBEBBER, RATCLIFF B. (Ratliff Boone); 143rd. Indiana Infantry, Union Army, Co. I, Pvt.
(Note; Read Ratliff's Bio in our Story Section)
VANBEBBER, THOMAS; 12th. Missouri Cavalry, Union Army, Co. E, Pvt.
VANBEBBER, VORDMAN (Vardeman); 23rd. Missouri Infantry, Union Army, Co. F, Pvt.
Alternate Name; Vardiman VANBIBER
VANBEVER, JOHN F; 42nd. Missouri Infantry, Union Army, Co. F. Pvt.
VANBEVER, WILLIAM; 26th. Kentucky Infantry, Union Army, Co. C, Pvt.
VANBIBER, ALLEN D; 22nd Virginia Infantry, Confederate Army, Co. D, Pvt.
Alternate name; Andrew D. VANBIBBER
VANBIBER, HARDIN; 2nd. Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, Co. C, Pvt
Alternate Name; Harding VANBEBBER
VANBIBER, JACKSON C; 22nd. Virginia Infantry, Confederate Army, Co. D, Pvt.
Alternate Name; John C. VANBIBBER
VANBIBER, JAMES; 10th. Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army, Co. I, Pvt.
VANBIBER, JAMES H; 23rd. Missouri Infantry, Union Army, Co. F, Pvt.
Alternate Name; Jas. H. VANBEBER
VANBIBER, JEFFERY I; 27th. Missouri Mounted Infantry, Union Army, Co. E, Pvt.
VANBIBER, LAND; 15th. Texas Cavalry, Confederate Army, Co. H, Pvt.
Alternate Name; Sandy VANBIBER
VANBIBER, ROBINSON; 92nd. Ohio Infantry, Union Army, Co. A. Pvt.
Alternate Name; Robinson VANBIBBER
VANBIBBER, ALBERT E. Only information is that he was buried at the ROCK ISLAND COUNTY NATIONAL CEMETERY (f-1899)
Three of the VanBibber children, Eunice, Bernice nad Lola died within one week of of Scarlet Fever at Mitchell, Oregon. They are buried in the Old Mitchell Cemetery. Goldie, another daughter was ill at the same time and was given up for dead by the doctor. A neighbor who was sitting with the child related, "She suddenly sat up and began singing a hymn. She then collapsed and slept for a long time." When she finally awoke, she had an interesting tale to tell. She said she saw her three dead sisters on the far side of the river, motioning for her to go back. She recovered and went on to be a notable teacher in the Oregon schools. Another Sister, Delia died of Spinal meningitis in 1905, the year after Louise Margaret was born.
Marshall was buried at Long Creek, Oregon, as is Delia. Hattie is buried in the Chewelah Pioneer Cemetery in Chewelah, Wa. where she moved after her youngest son, Leslie was buried there. Leslie died at age 24 from a ruptured appendix. The four siblings who survived each lived past 80. Louise Margaret celebrated her 95th. birthday in 1999.
NAME OF PETITIONERS; John Box, Elizabeth Weaver, Peter VANBIBBER, Sarah Boydstun, John VANBIBBER, Elizabeth Box, George YOAKUM, Priscilla Box, Samuel Weaver, Jane Parmerly, Giles, Parmerly, Sarah Newport, Thomas McBride, Betsy McLain, Rachel Davis, Sarah Jones.
Partial List of Charter Members; Family Members; PETER VANBIBBER, JOHN VANBIBBER, GEORGE YOAKUM.
View photo of the Minutes Book in our "Photo Section".
At the end of the French and Indian War, as a condition of peace withe the Ohio Indians, Bouquet demanded the release of prisoners held by the Delaware, Shawnee and Muncie Indians. By the articles of agreement concluded in November 1764, the Chieftans of these nations agreed to cease hostilities against all British subjects; to collect and deliver to Bouquet's Forces, all English prisoners, deserters, Frenchmen, Negroes, and any other white people living among them; and finally, to appoint deputies from each Indian tribe authorized to treat for peace for their respective nations.
Bouquet was successful in bringing about the release of about 200 prisoners. Among the list we find the following list and dates of captives taken by the Indians in Augusta County, Virginia (Later Greenbrier), including their possessions.
George YOAKUM; 1 shirt, 1 leggins, 1 shoe pack.
Margaret YOAKUM; 1 leggins, 1 shoe pack, 1 blanket
Michael SEE; 2 shirts, 1 blanket
George SEE; 1 shirt, 1 leggins, 1 shoe pack
Mary SEE; 2 shirts, 1 leggins, 1 shoe packet, 1 blanket, 1 pair shoes
Catherine SEE; 1 shirt, 1 shoe pack
Elizabeth YOAKUM; 12 yrs old, Taken July 1763, from Green Bryar, Augusta County
Sally YOAKUM; age 5, Taken from Green Bryar, a captive for 2 years. Released and delivered, May 10, 1765 by the Shawnee.
VANBEBBER, JOHN F; Died; 1/14/1917, Buried; LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY
VANBEBBER; THOMAS J; PVT. US. ARMY, Service Dates; 6/26/1918-8/22/1919, Born; 1/30/1889, Died; 10/16/1964
Buried; BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY
VANBEBBER, WILLIAM C; MOMM1, US. NAVY, Service Dates; 4/27/1942-9/28/1945, Born; 5/12/1921, Died; 11/24/1993, Buried; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY
VANBIBBER, JAMES A; PFC. US. ARMY, Service Dates; 10/18/1945-7/28/1946, Born; 8/1/1927, Died; 8/22/1995, Buried; mass. national cemetery
VANBEVER, EDGAR L; SFC, US. ARMY, Service Dates; 10/25/1949-4/30/1970, Born; 9/10/1932, Died; 1/12/2003, Buried; TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY