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The Early Tribbett Family of Colliers Creek in Rockbridge County, Virginia

©Angela M. Ruley
30 October 1990. All rights reserved.

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GENERATION TWO

2. Elizabeth2 "Betsy" Tribbett (John1 born c1800,1 married 3 September 1824, George Unroe. Rev. Andrew B. Davidson officiated at the marriage ceremony.2 George was a son of Adam and Christena (Armentrout)3 Unroe.

George and Betsy (Tribbett) Unroe rented the old James Moore farm from John Tribbett, and purchased this farm after John's death.4 On this farm, George and Betsy resided and raised their small family. George died 18 December 1866, at the age of 65 years, 8 months, and 28 days.5

On 1 March 1867, an assessment of George Unroe's estate was made in which his personal property was valued at $423.03; Bonds were valued at $912.33; the widow's produce was valued at $291.15; and other personal property was valued at $270.50. The total assessed value of his personal property was $3,298.62.6

On 20 March 1869, George's son, Adam Unroe, inventoried and sold his father's estate. Some of the buyers at the sale were: Mrs. E. Unroe, Samuel Moore, A. Unroe, W. N. Moore, J. L. Scott, and D. W. Ford. Only his personal property was sold at this auction, and it brought $596.54.7

Betsy (Tribbett) Unroe remained on the Sugar Creek farm, and spent her last days with the family of her son Adam. She departed life shortly before 27 May 1886, the date her estate was appraised and sold.8

Both George and Betsy (Tribbett) Unroe rest in unmarked graves in Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.9

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The children of George and Betsy (Tribbet) Unroe:

+ 11 i. Christiana3 Unroe (John1, Elizabeth2) born c1825.

+ 12 ii. John3 Tribbett Unroe (John1, Elizabeth2) born 16 September 1826.10

+ 13 iii. Mary3 Elizabeth Unroe (John1, Elizabeth2) born c1827.11

+ 14 iv. Adam3 Unroe (John1, Elizabeth2) born 27 March 1830.12

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3. Sarah2 Tribbett (John1) born c1801,13 married 19 August 1824, Frederick Boher (Burr).14 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Frederick was born c1796 in Germany.15 Frederick and Sarah (Tribbett) Burr remained in Rockbridge County, Virginia through 1828.16 They arrived in Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) sometime before 1831, when Frederick Burr purchased 220 acres of land on Brown's Mountain.17 Frederick Burr died in 1854 while a resident of Pocahontas County, Virginia.18 Sally (Tribbett) Burr died sometime after 1860.19

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The known children of Frederick and Sarah (Tribbett) Burr:

+ 15 i. Elizabeth3 J. Burr (John1, Sarah2) born 25 March 1825.

+ 16 ii. John3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born c1826.

+ 17 iii. William3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born c1827.

+ 18 iv. Nancy3 Burr.

+ 19 v. George3 Burr.

+ 20 vi. James3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born 29 February 1832.

+ 21 vii. Mary3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born c1834.

+ 22 viii. Sarah3 C. Burr (John1, Sarah2) born c1835.

+ 23 ix. Rachel3 A. Burr (John1, Sarah2) born 20 Aug 1837.

+ 24 x. Rebecca3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born 19 December 1838.

+ 25 xi. Frederick3 Burr (John1, Sarah2) born c1839.

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4. William2 Tribbett (John1) born c1810,20 married 5 December 1833, Martha Montgomery.21 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Martha was born 17 May 1814,22 daughter of James and Martha (Hall) Montgomery.23

William A. Tribbett was a merchant in Collierstown.24 He and Martha "Patsy" (Montgomery) Tribbett were keeping separate households in 1850,25 however more children were born after this date so they evidently reconciled. Martha (Montgomery) Tribbett died 29 January 1887 and is buried at Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.26 William's death date, nor his final resting place have yet been located.

The known children of William A. and Martha (Montgomery) Tribbett:

+ 26 i. James3 C. Tribbett (William2, John1) born c1835.

+ 27 ii. Sarah3 Elizabeth Tribbett (William2, John1) born 20 October 1836

+ 28 iii. Nannie3 B. Tribbett (William2, John1) born 18 March 1839.

+ 29 iv. Martha3 Ann Tribbett (William2, John1) born 29 May 1841.

+ 30 v. Eliza3 Jane Tribbett (William2, John1) born 17 December 1844.

+ 31 vi. John3 Franklin Tribbett (William2, John1) born 28 June 1846.

+ 32 vii. William3 Alexander Tribbett (William2, John1) born 29 March 1852

+ 33 viii. Andrew3 R. Tribbett, (William2, John1).

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5. Mary2 Tribbett (John1) born c1808,27 married 30 August 1832, Joseph Robinson.28 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Joseph was born c1813.29 He followed farming as an occupation.

The known children of Joseph and Mary (Tribbett) Robinson were:

+ 34. i. Susan3 E. Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1832.

+ 35 ii. Mary3 Ann Robinson(Mary2, John1) born c1834.

+ 36 iii. Nancy3 Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1836.

+ 37 iv. William3 Thomas Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1838.

+ 38 v. John3 H. H. Robinson (Mary2, John1) born 22 June 1840.

+ 39 vi. Andrew3 D. Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1842.

+ 40 vii. Joseph3 F. Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1844.

+ 41 viii. Hugh3 T. Robinson (Mary2, John1) born c1848.

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6. Ann2 Tribbett (John1) born 7 May 1806,30 married 6 September 1827, William Armstrong.31 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Ann (Tribbett) Armstrong died 15 August 1834,32 She is buried at Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The known children of William and Ann (Tribbett) Armstrong:

+ 42 i. Mary3 Jane Armstrong, (Ann2, John1).

+ 43 ii. Sarah3 Elizabeth Armstrong (Ann2, John1) born c1832.

+ 44 iii. John3 Armstrong. (Ann2, John1)

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7. Susan2 Tribbett (John1) born 3 April 1811,33 married 26 August 1835, Campbell W. Armstrong.34 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Campbell was born c1810.35

They moved to Eaton, Ohio in 1858 and remained there 8 years, moving to Wabash, Indiana in 1866. In 1870, they migrated back to near Eaton, Ohio, where Campbell W. Armstrong died. After his death Susan (Tribbett) Armstrong made her home with her daughter Mrs. Mary Kitson. Susan (Tribbett) Armstrong died 11 November 1891, aged 80 years, leaving behind a brother, 9 children, and 28 grandchildren, as well as 4 great-grandchildren.36

The known children of Campbell W. and Susan (Tribbett) Armstrong:

+ 45 i. Mary3 E. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1836.

+ 46 ii. Andrew3 T. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1838.

+ 47 iii. Richard3 P. Armstrong, (Susan2, John1) born c1841.

+ 48 iv. John3 H. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1842.

+ 49 v. Sally3 A. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1844.

+ 50 vi. William3 Y. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1846.

+ 51 vii. Martha3 S. Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born c1849.

+ 52 viii. James3 Robert Armstrong (Susan2, John1) born 1 March 1854.

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8. John2 Tribbett, Jr. (John1) born 29 May 1814,37 married 1 January 1834, Rebecca Y. Clarke.38 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Rebecca was born 30 January 1817,39 to Robert and Phoebe (Beach) Clark.40

John Tribbett, Jr. was a farmer.41 He died 23 November 1892 of Dropsy at Millboro Depot, Bath County, Virginia in the home of his son-in-law, James H. Agnor.42 Rebecca (Clark) Tribbett died 30 November 1889.43 They are both buried at Sharon Union Church Cemetery, Alleghany County, Virginia.

The known children of John and Rebecca (Clark) Tribbett:

+ 53 i. Samuel3 Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1835.

+ 54 ii. Andrew3 David Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1836.

+ 55 iii. William3 W. Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1838.

+ 56 iv. Sarah3 Jane Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1840.

+ 57 v. Phebe3 A. Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1842.

+ 58 vi. John3 Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1844.

+ 59 vii. Robert3 R. Tribbett (John2, John1) (twin) born c1846.

+ 60 viii. Francis3 Marion Tribbett (John2, John1) (twin) born c1846.

+ 61 ix. James3 P. Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1848.

+ 62 x. Rebecca3 Elizabeth Tribbett (John2, John1) born 1850.

+ 63 xi. Rachel3 S. Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1851.

+ 64 xii. Mary3 Magdalene Tribbett (John2, John1) born 2 May 1854.

+ 65 xiii. Martha3 A. Tribbett (John2, John1) born c1856.

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9. Andrew2 Tribbett (John1) born 2 May 1816,44 married 6 December 1838, Mary A. Fulwiler.45 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. Mary was born 20 March 1821,46 a daughter of John Fulwiler of Botetourt County, Virginia.47 Andrew and Mary (Fulwiler) Tribbett lived on Colliers Creek. Andrew Tribbett died 13 June 1892 on Colliers Creek.48 Mary (Fulwiler) Tribbett died 29 December 1899 of a bronchial affection.49 They are both buried at Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Andrew served in the Senior Reserves for the Confederate States of America.50

The known children of Andrew and Mary (Fulwiler) Tribbett:

+ 66. i. John3 Perry Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 24 November 1839.

+ 67 ii. William3 W. Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 27 November 1841.

+ 68 iii. Joseph3 F. Tribbett born (Andrew2, John1) c1844.

+ 69 iv. George3 Gardner Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 26 January 1847.

+ 70 v. James3 F. Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born c1849.

+ 71 vi. Charles3 H. Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 1852.

+ 72 vii. Elijah3 Walker Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 1 October 1855.

+ 73 viii. Ellen3 Catherine Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 9 June 1857.

+ 74 ix. Mollie3 Elizabeth Tribbett (Andrew2, John1) born 13 June 1865.

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10. Rachel2 Tribbett (John1) born 14 July 1820,51 married 11 May 1837, David Lowman.52 Rev. Andrew B. Davidson performed the marriage ceremony. David Lowman was born in 1812.53 He was a miller by trade,54 and he ran a mill on Kerrs Creek.

Rachel (Tribbett) Lowman died 17 March 1857,55 and David Lowman passed away in December 1891 of cancer of the face.56 They are buried in the Lowman family cemetery on Kerrs Creek, near the site of the old mill.

The known children of David and Rachel (Tribbett) Lowman:

75 i. William3 C. Lowman born c1843,57 (Rachel2, John1) married 9 August 1866, Sarah Zuink.58 Rev. Samuel Brown performed their marriage ceremony. Sarah was born c1848, daughter of Samuel and Catherine Zuink. William Lowman was a miller by trade.59

76 ii. James3 Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born c1838.60

77 iii. John3 Frank Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born 8 January 1840, died of wounds at McDowell, 10 May 1862, aged 22 years 4 months, 2 days. He was a Private in Company H, 25th Virginia Infantry, CSA.61

78 iv. Susan3 E. Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born 28 October 1841, died 21 July 1920.62 Susan remained single, and is buried at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

79 v. Mary3 A. Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born c1845,63 died 1919.64 Mary remained single and is buried at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

80 vi. Rachel3 Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born c1848,65 married 1 December 1868, Jas. J. Campbell.66 Rev. Samuel Brown performed their marriage. James was born c1844 in Augusta County, Virginia, son of George and Sarah Campbell. He was a miller by trade.

81 vii. David3 Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born 1850,67 married 16 May 1872, Ella Montgomery.68 Rev. Samuel Brown performed their marriage. Ella was born c1850, daughter of John and J. Montgomery. She died and David took a second wife. On 13 October 1880, David Lowman was wed to Wilmina V. Fulwiler.69 Wilmina was born c1848 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She was a daughter of P. L. and E. Fulwiler. David Lowman was a miller by trade.

82 viii. unnamed3 male Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born February 1853,70 died July 1853.71

83 ix. Andrew3 T. Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born 19 July 1854.72

84 x. Sarah3 V. Lowman (Rachel2, John1) born 8 February 1857,73 died 10 May 1885.74 Sarah remained single and is buried at New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

END NOTES

  • 1. Date determined from her age in various Rockbridge County, Virginia Censuses.
  • 2. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 209.
  • 3. Dorthie and Edwin Kirkpatrick. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriages, 1778-1850. Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1985, p. 213. Gives the marriage of George's parents and thus provides his mother's maiden name.
  • 4. Rockbridge County News, 20 March 1902, p. 2, "Reminiscences of Colliers Creek and Its Tributaries 62 Years Ago" Author not named, believed by some to have been Gardner P. Hutton.
  • 5. Rockbridge County, Virginia Death Register, p. 85.
  • 6. Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 18, p. 518.
  • 7. Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 18, p. 527.
  • 8. Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 25, p. 383.
  • 9. Angela M. Ruley. Rockbridge County Virginia Cemeteries, Vol. 1, Kerrs Creek District. Natural Bridge, Virginia, by the author, p. 50. The author compared the tombstones to the plat of the cemetery in possession of church officials.
  • 10. Monday's Dailey Issue, Newspaper obituary, Crawford County, KS, 14 December 1905. Sent to the compiler by Peggy Salz, Federal Way, WA.
  • 11. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 376, 51 District, dwelling #1, family #1.
  • 12. Photocopy of his obituary from a Wolcott, IN Newspaper July 1908, sent to the compiler by Peggy Salz, Federal Way, WA.
  • 13. Federal Census, 1850 Pocahontas County, Virginia as abstracted by Albert J. Summerfield and sent to the compiler. Note: Pocahontas is in the part of Virginia which split away in 1862 and formed the state of West Virginia
  • 14. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 209.
  • 15. Federal Census, 1850 Pocahontas County, Virginia, as abstract by Albert Summerfield, 5110 Greenwood Ave., Seattle, WA 98103, and Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Will Book 8, p. 57.
  • 16. Rockbridge County, Virginia Personal Property Taxes 1824-1828.
  • 17. Albert J. Summerfield, Seattle, WA, cites Pocahontas County, Deed.
  • 18. Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) Will Book 8, p. 57, as cited by Albert J. Summerfield, Seattle, WA.
  • 19. Federal Census, 1860 Pocahontas County, Virginia and Rockbridge County, Virginia Chancery Order Book 1859-1867, p. 306.
  • 20. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 334B.
  • 21. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 281.
  • 22. Tombstone Inscription, Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia
  • 23. George West Diehl. Old Oxford and Her Families, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Company, 1971, p. 180.
  • 24. Rockbridge County News, 27 January 1885, "Collierstown" John W. Paine, op cit.
  • 25. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 334B and p. 353.
  • 26. Tombstone Inscription, Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 27. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 335 B, dwelling #76, family #76.
  • 28. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 269.
  • 29. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 335B, dwelling #76, family #76.
  • 30. Tombstone Inscription, Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery, located on State Road 677 (Oxford Lane), off State Road 612 (Bluegrass Trail Road) in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 31. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 235.
  • 32. Tombstone Inscription, Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 33. Rockbridge County News, 24 December 1891, SusanÕs Obituary.
  • 34. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 296.
  • 35. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 334B.
  • 36. Rockbridge County News, 24 December 1891,Susan's obituary.
  • 37. Tombstone Inscription at Sharon Union Church Cemetery in Alleghany County, Virginia.
  • 38. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 287.
  • 39. Tombstone Inscription, Sharon Union Church Cemetery, Alleghany County, Virginia.
  • 40. Carmen E. Clark, MSS "John and Rebecca Clark of Rockbridge County, Virginia", op cit.
  • 41. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 341.
  • 42. Rockbridge County News, 1 December 1892, John's obituary.
  • 43. Tombstone Inscription, Sharon Union Church Cemetery, Alleghany County, Virginia.
  • 44. Tombstone Inscription at Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, located on State Road 770, Collierstown, in Rockbridge Bridge County, Virginia.
  • 45. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 317.
  • 46. Tombstone Inscription, Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 47. Rockbridge County, Virginia Marriage Register 1, p. 317.
  • 48. Rockbridge County News, 23 June 1892, Andrew's death notice.
  • 49. Rockbridge County News, 4 January 1900, Mary's death notice.
  • 50. Robert J. Driver, Jr. Lexington and Rockbridge County in the Civil War, op cit, p. 137.
  • 51. Tombstone Inscription, Lowman Cemetery, located on the Francis Beard Farm, State Road 627, Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 52. Rockbridge County, Virginia, Marriage Register 1, p. 311.
  • 53. Tombstone Inscription, Lowman Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia
  • 54. Federal Census. 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, p. 432B, dwelling #669, family #673.
  • 55. Tombstone Inscription, Lowman Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia, and Angela M. Ruley, Rockbridge Deaths, op cit, p. 68.
  • 56. Rockbridge County News, 3 December 1891, David's obituary.
  • 57. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, op cit.
  • 58. Louise M Perkins, Rockbridge Marriages, op cit, p. 236.
  • 59. Louise Perkins, op cit, p. 236.
  • 60. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, op cit.
  • 61. Richard l. Armstrong. 25th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990, p. 196. and Angela M. Ruley. Rockbridge Deaths, op cit, p. 154.
  • 62. Tombstone Inscription, New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Located on Route 60, near Kerrs Creek.
  • 63. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, op cit.
  • 64. Tombstone Inscription, New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 65. Federal Census. 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia, op cit.
  • 66. Louise M. Perkins, op cit, p. 235.
  • 67. Federal Census, 1850 Rockbridge County, Virginia op cit.
  • 68. Louise M. Perkins, op cit, p. 235.
  • 69. Ibid.
  • 70. Dorthie and Edwin Kirkpatrick, Rockbridge Births, op cit.
  • 71. Tombstone Inscription, Lowman Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
  • 72. Dorthie and Edwin Kirkpatrick, Rockbridge Births, op cit, p. 374.
  • 73. Ibid.
  • 74. Tombstone Inscription, New Monmouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Her tombstone givers her date of birth as 2 November 1856.