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Isaac Van Bibber and Hester op Den Graeff
Jacob Isaac Van Bibber and Christina______
Isaac Jacobs Van Bibber and Frances Schumacher
Peter Van Bibber and Anna _____
Peter Van Bibber 11, and Margery Bounds
Peter Van Bibber 111, and Sarah Yoakum
Jacob Van Bibber and Unknown
Martha J. O. Van Bibber and Michael Sutton
Ann Mary Sutton and William Albert Van Bibber
Olive Van Bibber and Henry Tafel
Dorothy Alene Tafel and Elmer Austin Gillihan
Gordon Gillihan & Beverley A. Hill


Isaac Van Bibber and Hester op Den Graeff
Jacob Isaacs Van Bibber and Christina ___________
Isaac Jacobs Van Bibber and Frances Schumacher
Peter Van Bibber and Anna ____________
Peter Van Bibber 11, and Margery Bounds
Peter Van Bibber 111, and Sarah Yoakum
Jacob Van Bibber and Unknown
Isaac Van Bibber and Missouri Ann Sutton
William Albert Van Bibber and Ann Mary Sutton
Olive Van Bibber and Henry Tafel
Dorothy Alene Tafel and Elmer Austin Gillihan
Gordon Gillihan & Beverley A. Hill

The Van Bibber family that was the first to settle in the New World was the family of Isaacs Jacob Van Bibber who came to Philadelphia in 1687. He came to America to prepare the way for his parents and the rest of the family that would soon follow. The Van Bibbers were residents of Krefeld (now Germany) and had been persecuted in Europe because they were followers of Menno Simons. Other Mennonites from Krefeld had come to Philadelphia in 1684 at the invitation of William Penn including Herman op den Graff, who was the husband of two of the sisters of Isaacs Jacob. Isaacs Jacob Van Bibber moved to Germantown (now a suburb of Philadelphia) and was engaged in commerce.  It was not long before the rest of the family immigrated to Germantown and resided there and in Philadelphia until moving to Cecil County Maryland. While in Germantown the family got involved in a religious dispute and perhaps that is what caused the migration to Maryland. Below you will find a family group sheet of the first known family of Van Bibbers in America.

Jacob Isaac Van Bibber, b. ca. 1640, d. Sept. 1705, Cecil Co., MD
m. Christina Unknown, b. ca. 1640, d. 4 Sept. 1711, Cecil Co., MD
Jacob Isaac and Christina Van Bibber are buried in the floor of St. Stephen's Church in Earlsville, Maryland.

Deborah Van Bibber, b. ca. 1660, d. ???
m. (1) Herman op den Graff
m. (2) Dirk Keyser, aft 1704
Henry Van Bibber, b. ??? d. Aft 1729, Cecil Co., MD
m. Catherine Bougard
Lisbet Isaacs Van Bibber
m. Herman op den Graff
Margaryte Van Bibber
m. J. Bool
Matthias Jacobs Van Bibber
m. Hermana Peterson
m. 7 Nov. 1705, Cecil Co., MD
Isaac Jacob Van Bibber, b. ca. 1661, d. 1722/23
m. Fronica/Veronica "Frances" Schumacher, daughter of Peter and Sarah Hendricks) Schumacher.
m. 28 May 1690, Maryland
Isaac VAN BEBBER, the younger, the nephew of Heinrich VAN BEBBER, who had crossed the ocean with the pilgrims. After a short sojourn at the cabin upon the Muhlbach, VAN BEBBER prevailed on BEISSEL to accompany him on a visit to the Labadist Community at Bohemia Manor, where had been established, in 1684, the first Protestant mystic community in the New World.  Young Isaac's chief object in this projected trip was evidently to visit his father, Isaac VAN BEBBER and kinsman Matthias VAN BEBBER, who now, in his advancing years, who clothed with judicial authority, while BEISSEL's interest lay in the mystical community, founded there by DANKARTS and SLUYTER .
They were to live hidden in Christ. All desires of the flesh were to be subdued. A former minister herded cattle; a young man of good family carted stone or bent over a wash­tub. Food to which they had repugnance must be eaten, and sins confessed in open assembly. There were different grades to be attained in conformity to the principles and discipline of the society.

Punishments were the deprivation of clothes, taking a lower seat at the table and expulsion. The highest rank, that of brother, was gained by total separation from the world. They took their meals in silence, so that men ate together for months at the same table without knowing each other's names. The men and women ate at different tables. They slept in different rooms which the head or his substitute might visit at all times for examination or instruction.

They labored on the land, and at different trades or employments assigned by the head. Their dress was plain, all worldly fashions being prohibited as well as luxuries of all kinds. They worked for the Lord and not for themselves­­not to gratify their desires, but merely to sustain life. All property was held as common stock, into which all joining the community put what they owned and left it when they withdrew. 

Peters, 1, 11, & 111
Peter VAN BEBBER, I., married Anna ______ (last name unknown). This Peter was born in 1695 in Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Jacobs VAN BEBBER and wife Veronica SCHUMACHER. He later lived in Maryland with his parents and met and married his wife Anna there. They later moved to LUNENBURG County, Virginia about or before 1750. They had a son who is referred to as Peter VAN BIBBER, II., and another son named Isaac VAN BIBBER, I., and another son, whom you see in the Revolutionary period was Captain John VAN BIBBER.
Peter VAN BIBBER, II., (wife Margery BOUNDS) had a son named Peter VAN BEBBER, III., born in 1757 and also fought at Point Pleasant with his father and also in other Revolutionary War battles. He is the Peter that married Sarah YOAKUM, daughter of Valentine YOAKUM. This couple can be later found in RIPLEY County, Indiana. A pension file exists for this Peter for his Military service during the Revolution.
This Peter VAN BIBBER, III., had a sister named Eleanor VAN BIBBER. She married her first cousin, Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr., who was the son of Isaac VAN BIBBER, I., and Sarah DAVIS. This Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr., was born about 1760, or thereabout as best as we can estimate, and apparently was the oldest son of Isaac. He was declared guardian of his younger siblings in March of 1786 by GREENBRIER County Court in preparation for their move to WASHINGTON County. Also, this Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr., was the brother of, John VAN BEBBER, Sr., born about 1765.
Conclusion: Eleanor was the daughter of Peter VAN BIBBER, II., and the granddaughter of Peter VAN BIBBER, I., and her brother was Peter VAN BIBBER, III., and her husband was Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr.
Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr., died in CLAIBORNE County in late 1816 or early 1817. John VAN BEBBER, Sr., his younger brother, died in CLAIBORNE County in 1818. They also had brother James VAN BEBBER, Sr., that died there in 1834. He was born about 1767. Another brother, Isaac VAN BIBBER, II., moved to Missouri with the BOONE families and married a granddaughter of Daniel BOONE. Eleanor VAN BEBBER had a sister named Olive VAN BEBBER that married Nathan BOONE, son of Daniel. John VAN BEBBER, I., and wife Chloe STANDIFORD, had a daughter named Olive that married Jesse BOONE, another son of Daniel. After the death of Peter VAN BEBBER, Sr., in CLAIBORNE County, Eleanor removed to Missouri and lived with some of her family there and is referenced by Nathan BOONE in a letter to his wife's brother in Virginia.

Most of the West Virginia VAN BEBBER's are descendants of Peter VAN BEBBER, II. and wife Margery BOUNDS., married in 1756.
Source: Steve Smith
Historical Records of Our Early Ancestors:

Van Bibber Ship List

Ship Passenger Lists" 1641-1825, Carl Boyer, 3rd, 1980. P 7, "Einwanderder in Pennsylvania Vor 1700", Jahruch fur (two dots over the u) Auslanddeutsche Sippenkunde, I (1936), 53-54 {Lancour No. 116].
Bebber Van, Jakob Isaaks, Backer (dots over the a) aus Krefeld, 1687.
Bebber Van, Jakob Isaaks und Matthias, sohne (dots over o) des vorigen, 1684 und 1687.
P 8 Schumacher, Peter, von Kriegsheim, 1685 mit 7 kindern und einer Verwandten.
Translated, last two words, one relative.
It reads: Schumacher, Peter, from Kriegsheim, with 7 children and one relation (relative). (Not a Frau, wife, as entered on others listed). In my German and English Dictionary I find the V is a B, Berwanbt means relative, kin.
P 8 Schumacher, Sarah, Von Kriegsheim, mit 7 kindern, vor 1689. This is widow of George Schumacher, who died enroute to Pennsylvania, 1689. Sister-in-law to Peter Schumacher, above. See, Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family of Cheltenham Pennsylvania, Benjamin D. Shoemaker.
(Descendants of George and Sarah Schumacher), Introduction & Historical Notes, p 6 reference, The Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. 8, p 337, in a list of families who arrived in Philadelphia 1682-1687, has Sarah, his cousin.


This description is abstracted from Samuel W Pennypacker, who describes the sale of the land as one of great generosity on the part of Matthias Van Bebber. He comments that "All of the trustees were members of the Mennonite Church and their selection was due no doubt to the fact that the greater number of the settlers belonged to that sect, and that the affiliations of vanBebber were with it." He adds that at that time Mattias and his wife, and Isaac vanBibber, one of the witnesses, lived in Bohemia Manor (Cecil County, MD).

Records from the Parish Registers of St Stephen's and St Mary Ann's Episcopal Churches in Cecil County, MD:

Van Bibber, Anna, born 2 Jan. 1723 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Catherine, born 17 Apr. 1721 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Christiana, born 18 Sept. 1711 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Christiana, buried 4 Sept. 1711 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Christina, born 15 Aug. 1698 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Elizabeth, born 18 Dec. 1708 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, George, in Court 24 Mar. 1900 - Cecil Democrat.
Van Bibber, Haybartues, born 22 July 1729 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Hendrick, married no date - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Henry, born 13 Jan. 1730 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Henry, born Nov. 1725 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Hester, born 9 May 1693 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Isaac, married 27 Nov. 1768 - Vestry Proceedings St. Mary Ann's Parish.
Van Bibber, Isaac, paid property tax 1807 - Cecil County Assessments, South Milford.
Van Bibber, Jacob, 26 Oct. 1692 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Jacob, 2 Feb. 1706 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Jacob, 1 July 1731 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Jacob, buried Sept. 1705 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, James, married 17?0 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Matthias, had a Forest 16 Jan. 1886 - Cecil Democrat.
Van Bibber, Matthias, born 30 Sept. 1729 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Matthias, married 7 Nov. 1705 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Van Bibber, Peter, born 25 May 1695 - Register of North Sassafras, St. Stephen's Church.
Register of Marriages, Births, and Burials Vol. I - North Sassafras parish: St. Stephen Church
Jacob Van Bebber Senr. of Bohemia River was buryed on 2 Day of Sept. A. D. MDCCV
Christiana Van Bebber Wife of Jacob Van Bebber Senr. of Bohemia River was buryed on fourth Day of Sept. A. D. MDCCXI
Matthias Van Bebber and Haramiahie, Daughter of Adam Peterson of Newcaffle and Gorrisburg Pennsylvania was married by license on the seventh day of November A. D. MDCCVII
James Van Bebber Son of Henerich Van Bebber of the City of Utrecht of Holland was marryed to Anna Laroun in the year 1720
Peter V Bebber Son of Jacob V Bebber and Fronika his Wife was born on 25 Day of May A> D. 1695
Christina Daughter of Jacob V Bebber and Fronika his Wife was born on 15th Day of August A. D. 1698
Catherine Van Bebber Daughter of James Van Bebber and Anna his wife was Born the 17 Day of April 1722
Anna Van Bebber daughter of Ditto [James and Anna] was Born the 2nd Day of January 1723
Henry Van Bebber Son of Do [James and Anna] Born Nov. 1725
Haybartus Van Bebber Son of Do [James and Anna] was Born the 22 Day of July 1729
Jacob Van Bebber Son of Do [James and Anna] was Born the 1st Day of July 1731
Joseph Reynolds

1731, 26 December - A son, Johannes; Sponsors: John Reynoldts Senior, and his wife Bridgitte and Peter van Beber - 1732, 20 May [S]
1733, 14 August - A daughter, Sarah; Sponsors: John Reynolds Junior, Wabell Bird and Elizabeth Burney - 1733, 10 October [S]
1735, 27 April - A daughter, Bridgitte; Sponsors: Peter van Beber and his wife Anna, Elizabeth Burney - 1735, 7 October [S]
1737, 28 April - A daughter, Anne; Sponsors: John Reynolds, Anne van Beber, and Anne Evans - 1737, 12 May [S]
1738, 9 December - A daughter , Margaretha; Sponsors: John Reynolds Senior, Bridgitte and Anne van Beber - 1738, 11 December [S]

Peter van Beber

1732, 9 January - A son, Peter; Sponsors: Peter van Burglean, John Reynolds Senior and his wife Bridgitte - 1732, 20 May [S]
1734, in January - A son John; Sponsors: Jospeh Reynolds and hiswife, Sarah and Thomas Anderson - 1735, 7 October [S]
1736, 19 September - A daughter, Anne; Sponsors: John Reynolds, Sarah Reynolds and Anne Evans - 1737, 12 May [S]
1738, 2 November - A daughter, Margaretha; Sponsors: John Reynolds Senior and hiswife Bridgitte and Sarah Reynolds - 1738, 11 December [S]
From the Philadelphische Zeitung, June 1732, the first German newspaper published in America, by Benjamin Franklin. (Translation by Martin R. Martzal.)

It is herby made known that Hendrick van Bebber, who for many years practiced as a Dr. of Medicine with good success, has settled down here to live. From him the best and safest Gbymische medicines which he himself prepares are to be had. Among others, the excellent so called - Englische Saltz or Sal mirable which is for all a useful purgative and also a proven aid against fever and dropsy. Whoever is in need of any of his products can contact him in Laetitia Court where he is residing with Arent Hassert, a merchant in Philadelphia.

(Note: The meaning of the word Gbymische is uncertain; Englishche Saltz or Sal mirable is epsom salt.)
Isaac Van Bibber, Baltimore Committee of Correspondence

Isaac Van Bibber, Baltimore Committee of Correspondence
Letter written by Mr. Samuel Adams

Isaac Van Bibber, a member of the Baltimore committee of correspondence, in response to the British Coercive Acts - the Boston Port Bill and the Boston Tea Party, Tuesday, May 31st, 1774 from the Chronicles of Baltimore:

In consequence of the passage by the British Parliament of the Boston Port Bill--a bill intended to shut out the people of Boston from commercial intercourse with every part of the world--the people of Boston assembled in town-meeting at Fanueil Hall on the 13th day of May, 1774, and voted "that if the other colonies would come into a joint resolution to stop all importations from Great Britain, and every part of the West Indies, till the act blocking up the harbor be repealed, the same will prove the salvation of North America and her liberties." This resolve was transmitted to the people of Baltimore, in a letter written by Mr. Samuel Adams to Mr. Win. Lux, of Baltimore. Mr. Adams said: "The people receive this edict with indignation. It is expected by their enemies, and feared by some of their friends, that this town singly, will not be able to support the cause under so severe a trial. As the very being of every colony, considered as a free people, depends upon the event, a thought so dishonorable to our brethren cannot be entertained, as that this town will now be left to struggle alone. The town of Boston is now suffering the stroke of vengeance, in the common cause of America. I hope they will sustain the blow with a becoming fortitude, and that the effects of this cruel act, intended to intimidate and subdue the spirits of all America, will by the joint efforts of all, be frustrated."

In the Maryland Journal of the 28th of May, 1774, a notice appeared, of which the following is a copy: "On Tuesday last, a few hours after the arrival of an express from Philadelphia relative to the situation of affairs at Boston, a number of merchants and respectable mechanics of this town met at the Court-house, and appointed a committee to correspond with the neighboring colonies, as the exigency of affairs may make it occasionally necessary."

This committee was Robert Alexander, Robert Christie, Sr., Isaac Van Bibber, Thomas Harrison, John Boyd, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Wm. Buchanan, John Moale, Wm. Smith, Win. Lux, and John Smith. They met at the Court-house on Tuesday, May 31st, 1774, Captain Charles Ridgely acting as chairman.

-The Chronicles of Baltimore; being a complete history of "Baltimore Town" by John Thomas Scharf; Published: Baltimore, Turnbull Bros., 1874

NOTE; A committee of correspondence was organized by the local governments of the American colonies to coordinate communication outside of the colony. These served an important role in the American Revolution. The committees of correspondence rallied opposition on common causes, and so the committees were the beginning of a formal political union among the colonies. The First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia September 5, 1774

                                           Isaac Van Bibber (Additional Notes)

The Van Bibbers came originally from Utrecht, Holland, and settled on part of " Bohemia Manor " in Cecil County, Maryland. Some of the descendants of these settlers moved to Baltimore, and went into the shipping business at Felts Point, then a rival of Baltimore, but now part of it. They were very successful, and built a handsome house on Thames Street, the woodwork of which was secured in recent years by J. Alexis Shriver, and taken to his home at " Olney", Harford County, Md.

After having amassed considerable money at Fells Point, Washington Van Bibber (1778-1849) and his wife Lucretia Emory, moved to " Avondale", in Carroll County, Md.. a few miles beyond Westminster, and took up the home of Legh Master, who had an iron furnace there, and who in a fit of anger pushed one of his colored servants into a burning furnace.

While at Avondale the Van Bibbers. through Isaac Van Bibber, just 100 years ago-1844-as a result of his collections, built the Episcopal Church in Westminster. All the Van Bibbers of Avondale are buried in this church yard. And there they reinterred the body of Legh Master, originally buried at Avondale."

Dr. W. Chew Van Bibber, one of the brothers, however, moved to Baltimore, and was for many years a very successful doctor on Franklin St., residing where the, present Y. M. C. A. building now stands. Miss Alice Van Bibber, one of his daughters, lives on Bolton Street. Baltimore.

Isaac Van Bibber was born January 17. 1810, studied law and was admitted to the bar; spent three years in European travel, returned to "Avondale", and died there September 28, 1847 [J. A. S.]

                                        Ware Church Cemetery

The following info. was found in our Tombstones of Mathews Co.,Va. on page 98 -North End Cemetery (Between the Branches of North River) Perhaps of interest is the fact that John Page, of North End, who served as a member of the Council & General Court in 1768, died in 1774.

 (1) In 1782, Abraham Van Bibber was taxed on 550 acres & Isaac Van Bibber was taxed on 500 acres the same year.

 (2) In 1791, when the first tax list was made for the new county of Mathews, Abraham Van Bibber was taxed on 925 acres.

(3) The home was named North End.
The Vestry of Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester Co., gave to the Joseph Bryan Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Va. Antiquities a section of the Ware Church Cemetery for isolated & uncared for gravestones.
The following stones have been moved to Ware Church & are in lots 148 and 149:

Abraham M. Van Bibber
Birth: Apr., 1801
Death: Jan. 27, 1802
Stone only, moved from North End Cemetery in Mathews County

BIBBER/Born 2nd (?)1800/(Died) 4 Feb. 1823

2d son of (ANDREW) and Sarah E. Van Bibber
departed this life Jan 27th,1802 Aged 9 months
Ad Tranquier

who departed this life Aug 4th, 1808
Aged 40 years.
And underneath this same stone
are deposited at her own request the mortal remains of his relic SARAH EMORY VAN BIBBER
who died the 15th of March 1836 Aged 67 years
"With upward aim thy wings for she was born from heav'n Fufill'd her visit and return'd on high.
(NOTE: Andrew Van Bibber Birth: 1768
Death: Aug. 4, 1808
Stone only, moved from North End Cemetery in Mathews County)

Andrew A. Van Bibber
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 28, 1842
Stone only, moved from North End Cemetery in Mathews County

relic of Capt. Henry van Bibber
mother of Andrew Van Bibber, Esq.
departed this lif (sic) Nov 16,1802 Aged 65
Hester A. Van Bibber
Birth: 1737
Death: Nov. 16, 1802
Stone only, moved from North End Cemetery in Mathews County

Sarah Emory Van Bibber
Birth: 1769
Death: Mar. 15, 1836
Stone only, moved from North End Cemetery in Mathews County
Hester4 VanBibber (Isaac Jacobs3, Jacob Isaacs2, Isaac1) was born May 09, 1693. She married Jacob Gooding, son of Isaac Gooding. He was born May 09, 1698, and died December 23, 1760.
Children of Hester VanBibber and Jacob Gooding are:
2 i. Isaac5 Gooding. He married Susanna.
3 ii. Jacob Gooding.
4 iii. Veronica Gooding. She married Andrew Cannon.
+ 5 iv. Hester Gooding, died November 16, 1802.
Generation 11:
Hester5 Gooding (Hester4 VanBibber, Isaac Jacobs3, Jacob Isaacs2, Isaac1) died November 16, 1802. She married Henry VanBibber, son of Jacobus VanBibber and Ann Laroun. He was born July 22, 1729 in Cecil Co., MD, and died 1778.
Children of Hester Gooding and Henry VanBibber are:
6 i. Andrew A.6 VanBibber, born 1768; died August 04, 1808. He married Sarah E. Emery; born 1769; died March 15, 1836.
7 ii. James VanBibber. He married Elizabeth Dorsey 1787 in Baltimore, MD; born October 24, 1766.
8 iii. Henry Jr. VanBibber.

Capt. Henry Van Bibber born July 22, 1729, son of James Van Bibber and Ann Larons/Laroun, married Hester Gooding, 1737-Nov. 16, 1802. They lived at North End, a home on the North River, Mobjack Bay, Mathews County, Virginia. Hester Gooding Van Bibber was buried in North End Cemetery.
They had 3 children, Andrew, James, and Henry, Jr.
Andrew, born about 1768, married Sarah Emory, born about 1769, and they lived at North End. Andrew Van Bibber died August 4, 1808, age 40; and Sarah Emory Van Bibber, died March 15, 1836, age 67. Andrew and Sarah Emory Van Bibber were buried in North End Cemetery. They had (at least) 3 children. (Information from gravestones seems to indicated an oldest son, born before 1800.)

1. Hester Van Bibber, born ? 2, 1800, married Dr. Henry Wythe Tabb of Auburn, died Feb. 4, 1823. No issue. (only daughter)
2. (Abraha?)m Van Bibber, born 1801, died Jan. 27, 1802, aged 9 months. (2d son)
3. Andrew A. Van Bibber, born after 1801, died Feb. 28, 1842. (youngest son)
These three children were buried in North End Cemetery.
"Adjoining Midlothian .. (built by Mr. Josiah Deans over one hundred sixty years ago, near the head of the North River).. and at the very head of the North River, used to stand North End. The house is long since gone but it was formerly a Van Bibber estate. 'Mrs. Van Bibber, of North End' was the devout congregation of one, who made the responses to Dr. William Taliaferro's readings in Ware Church during the time when there was no minister to conduct the service. Sometimes Mrs. Van Bibber would have to guard against the cold with extra wraps, and a charcoal brazier for her feet.
"On the North River in Mathews County, adjoining Green Plains, (the house named) Auburn was built in the early 1800's by Philip Tabb for his son, Dr. Henry Wythe Tabb…. Dr. Henry Wythe Tabb was married three times; first to Hester Van Bibber; from this union there was no issue….."
"Issue of Mary Mason Wythe and Philip Tabb: John, of White Marsh; Henry Wythe, of Auburn; Philip Edward, of Waverley; Thomas Todd, of Toddsbury."

Ware Church
"Near the head of the Ware River and not far from the old 'War Path' or 'Indian Road' stands Ware Church, the old brick rectangular building where citizens of Gloucester County have worshipped for nearly three hundred years. …The present building …was completed soon after 1690."

The "old Mrs. Van Bibber" who attended Ware Church as a "devout congregation of one" was probably Sarah Emory Van Bibber. "There was …almost always….(a minister), with the exception of ten years prior to 1826…..During one period, when the church had no rector, Dr. William Taliaferro went faithfully every Sunday morning to red the prayers and lessons and Psalms of the service, while the lone member of the congregation, 'old' Mrs. Van Bibber, of North End, made the responses. Bishop Meade* comments of the devout character of these two saintly people."

*Meade, William, bp. 1789-1862. Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia. Philadelphia, 1872.

Remains of Isaac Van Bibber, Fells Point, Baltimore House
In the National Register Listings in Maryland is the Olney Farm's main building, a 2 1/2-story brick house generally called "the mansion" at 1001 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, Harford County, Maryland, which includes the c. 1815 paneling removed from the Isaac Van Bibber, Thames Street house in Fells Point, Baltimore. Isaac Van Bibber was born 25 Feb 1735/36 in Cecil Co., MD and died 21 Apr 1825. He married Ann Chew on 27 Nov 1768 in Cecil Co., MD, the daughter of Benjamin Chew IV and Sarah Bond.


Vanbibber, Andrew.
Publication 17 May 1793.
Location: Randolph County.
Description: 7150 acres on the left hand fork of Elk River adjoining his own land.
Vanbibber, Andrew. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- West Virginia -- Randolph County
Randolph County (W. Va.) -- History -- 18th century

Vanbibber, Isaac.
Publication 10 August 1759.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Note Location: Halifax County.
Description: 170 acres on both sides of Mill Run a branch of Blackwater River
Vanbibber, Isaac. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Halifax County
Subject -Geographic Halifax County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century
Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Halifax County.

Vanbibber, John.
Publication 7 June 1766.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Note Location: Hampshire County.
Description: 271 acres on the South Branch.
Vanbibber, John. grantee.
Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- West Virginia -- Hampshire County
Subject -Geographic Hampshire County (W. Va.) -- History -- 18th century



On the 5th of October, A. D. 1789, the first County Court for the then new county of Kanawha was held. The following "gentlemen justices" were severally sworn and qualified as members of said Court. Thomas Lewis, Rob't Clendennin, Francis Watkins, Charles McClung, Benjamin Strother, William Clendennin, David Robinson, George Alderson, Leonard Morris, and James Van Bibber.
Source: The History of West Virginia, Old and New -- Published 1923 -- The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York -- Volume III -- Page #253
March 22 1786 Greenbrier County Court Records Vol 1780-1786 P 463.

Peter VanBibber appointed Guardian. They did move to southwest Va. in 1786.
[NOTE: John VanBibber being appointed Lt of the County Militia May 11 1786 in Russell County is how I found them.]

P 375 June 21 1785 Ordered to be certified to the Auditors that Sarah VanBibber now wife of Wm. Griffy made sufficient proof to this court that she was two years the widow of Isaac VanBibber and that she had seven children during her widowhood.

P 7 1781 Court doth appoint Peter VanBibber First Lt. in Capt (Duncan) Grymes Company of Militia.

Pg 26 Aug 21 1781 Elizabeth Yoakum with George Yoakum and George Whaley

acknowledged bond of ten thousand pounds with condition that the said Elizabeth Yoakum shall keep the peace towards all the good citizens of the Commonwealth for and during the term and time of twelve months and one day thereof especially towards Rebecca Patterson.

Vol 1787-1789 April 1788 Page 178 ordered that it be certified that Sarah VanBibber widow of Isaac VanBibber dec'd a pensioner who was allowed by the Commissioners of the Southern District in the year 1775 raised and maintained her family at her own expense having no estate of her husband's and that she is object in need of the allowance made her. [NOTE: the Year 1788, she had not left Greenbrier County at this time to move to southwest Virginia with her children.]

Sept 1788 Eliza Griffy and Wm. Griffy with John Osbourne their security certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Griffy, dec'd.

Pg 20 Sept 1790 On motion of Conrad Keller a commission is given him to take the acknowledgement of Cloe VanBibber wife of John VanBibber [son of Peter & Margery] her relinquishment of dower in land sold by her husband to said Keller. [NOTE: Capt. John VanBibber lived near Kellers now Summers County WV. They move to Point Pleasant after this date. Brother Peter had already settled there about 1781. The Indians were still a problem on the frontier which continued till the Anthony Wayne Treaty 1795.] 


Dedicated to  the Memory of Olive Van Bibber Tafel