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History of Montgomery County, Indiana.  Indianapolis, IN: AW Bowen, 1913, p.

Leander M. TRIBBY, leading agricultirst of Coal Creek Twp,
Montgomery Co, may well be classed among the representative farmers, to
whose ambition, energy and intelligence much of our national prosperity in
due.  In all his transactions the worthy gentleman of whom we write has
always displayed a scrupulous regard for the rights of others, has never
been known to wilfully wrong or defraud another and his reputation is
unspotted in financial circles.  He gives intelligent heed to politics and
other questions affecting the general good of his township and county and
has long been regarded as a leader in local affairs.  He is a gentleman of
genial address and exemplary habits and, like most all the natives of the
BLue Grass region, is a courteous and well mannered gentleman, taking a
delight in contributing to the happiness and well being of his neighbors and
friends, and he also takes a delight in keeping untarnished the excellent
name which the Tribby family has ever borne.  Mr. Tribby was born On Dec
28,1 848 in Ky, and there spent his early boyhood years, being 12 when in
1860, he accompanied his parents form his native state to Montgomery County,
Indiana and here he has since been content to reside.  He is a son of
William and Mahala (Myers) Tribby. The father was born in Ky and there grew
to manhood, wad educated and spent most of his life, living only two years
after coming to Indiana, his death occuring here in Sept 1862.  He devoted
his life to farming for th emost party, however, he was a carpenter by trade
at which he worked in connection with farming. The mother of our subject
also born in Ky, grew to womanhood and received a common school education.
To William Tribby and wife were born 7 children, 3 of whom  are living.
(not named) Leander M. Tribby grew to manhood on a farm and during the
winter months he attended the common schools in his neighborhood.  On Sept
29, 1896, Mr. Tribby was married to Mrs. margaret Wilson Patton, who had
been previously married.  She was a daughter of John and Nancy Coons,
mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  The wife of our subject was born March
21, 1862.  SHe was reared ont he home farm and educated in the common
schools.  To Mr. and Mrs. Tribby one child, Gaylor Tribby, born Oct 6, 1898.
Mr. Tribby began farming for himself early in life and soon had a good
foothold and succeeding years has found him further advanced until he is
today one of the successful and well known general farmers and stock raisers
of the NW part of the county.  He is owner of a finely iproved and highly
cultivated farm of 224 acres in Coal Creek TWp.  His fields are well-tilled,
well fenced and ohterwise in up-to-date condition.  On the place stands a
splendid set of outbuildings, including a commodious and neatly furnished
residence which Mr. Tribby himself built.  It is in the midst of attractive
surroundings.  Politically, Mr. Tribby is a Democrat and has always been
moreo r less active in local public affairs, he served his township very
acceptably as supervisor in 1908.  Fraternally, he belong to Knights of
Pythias at New Richmond and holds membership with Methodist Episcopal
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