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Tribbett - James Wesley

Source: 1878 Montgomery County, Indiana Atlas (Chicago: Beers) p 51
TRIBBETT, James W., PO Darlington; Farmer, Sec 9; son of James and Sarah Tribbett, who settled in co. in 1827; was b. on Sec 19, Franklin Twp, Aug 11, 1836; marr. Rhoda BOOHER in 1859 and has one child: Clark
Source: . H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881)
James Wesley TRIBBETT, stock raiser (Maple Grove stock farm), Darlington, is the son of James and Sarah (GIBBONS) Tribbett, natives of Virginia, who moved from Woodstock, where they were married, to Preble County, Ohio, where they remained for nine years. In 1826 they came to Montgomery County. Indiana, by wagon, and located in Franklin township, and erected their cabin, which building is still standing on the old homestead, of which Mr. Tribbett is now the owner. In this old cabin the subject of this memoir was born, August 11, 1836, and has continued to reside in this neighborhood. He received his education at the log school-house one mile east of his residence, his teacher being William MILLER . During life he has been engaged in agriculture, and for the last fifteen years has turned his attention principally to raising stock, in which he has been very successful. His residence presents a fine appearance from the road, situated in a beautiful park dotted with large forest trees, in the shade of which recline his herd of deer. On September 1,1859, he was married to Miss Rhoda BOOHER, whose grandfather, Elisha KENWORTHY, was one of the first settlers in Union township. They have one son, Clark, who was born July 22, 1860. He takes great interest in obtaining all kinds of relics, and has a splendid collection of archeological specimens. Mr. Tribbett's farm now consists of 160 acres of splendid land, and embraces the original homestead, all of which he has acquired by his own efforts. His father was born September 18, 1788, and died here September 7, 1866. His mother, who was born September 12, 1791, also died here October 28, 1872. His father's family consisted of nine children, all of whom reached adult age. His brother, Robert, who enlisted in Co. E, 87th Ind. reg., was killed at the battle of Chickamauga. Mr. Tribbett is a member of A.F. and A.M., and in politics is republican.

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