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Revolutionary, 1812, Civil Wars

WAR of 1812

ISAAC VANBIBBER LIEUT. COL. DODGE'S COMMAND, MISSOURI MILITIA.
ISAAC VANBIBBER CAPT. VAN BIBBER'S CO., LOUISIANA MILITIA.
ISAAC VANBIBBER 1 REGIMENT (ANDREWS'), OHIO MILITIA.

Vanbeber, Isaac - Was with Jackson in Battle of New Orleans. Pvt. Dry Branch
cemetery, Colmar, Ky. (No headstone)

JAMES VANBIBBER RANDALL'S BATT'N RIFLEMEN, MARYLAND MIL.
JAMES VANBIBBER 1 REG'T (JAMESON'S) MARYLAND MILITIA.
JESSE VANBIBBER MISSO URI MILITIA.
JESSE VANBIBBER RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
JESSE VANBIBBER COL. MCNAIR'S MOUNTED REGIMENT, ILLINOIS AND
MISSOURI MILITIA.
JOHN VANBIBBER 4 REG'T (BAYLES') EAST TENNESSEE MILITIA.
JOSEPH VANBIBBER RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
PETER VANBIBBER 16 REG'T (PORTER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
**ISAAC VANBEBBER CAPT. VAN BIBBER'S CO., LOUISIANA MILITIA.
ISAAC VANBEBBER 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.
JACOB VANBEBBER 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.
JACOB VANBEBBER 16 REG'T (PORTER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
**JAMES VANBEBBER 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.
**PETER VANBEBBER 16 REG'T (PORTER'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
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Isaac Van Bebber, born abt. 1725 in Baltimore, , MD; died 10 Oct 1774 in Point Pleasant, , VA; buried in Point Pleasant, VA. He married abt. 1764 in, VA Sarah Davis, born abt. 1730 in, NC; died abt. 1790 in, VA. SERVED :Pvt VA Militia, GRAVE:Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant, VA.

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The following 8 records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia.

VANBIBBER, ABRAHAM, Independent Troop.
Place of residence: Gloucester County.
Court booklet(s): p. iii, 29.

Vanbibber, Isaac.
Place of residence: Caroline County.
Court booklet(s): II, p. 32.
Lists: II, p. 19, 27.

Vanbibber, John.
Place of residence: Greenbrier County.
Court booklet(s): p. 4, 5, 11.

Vanbibber, Peter.
Place of residence: Greenbrier County.
Court booklet(s): p. 5, 11.

 
Vanbibber, Peter, Jr.
Place of residence: Greenbrier County.
Court booklet(s): p. 5.

Vanbibber, Jake.
Died: 1929, aged 100; Olive Hill, Tennessee
Service Unit: Texas.
Confederate Veteran: v. 38, p. 26.
Personal Vanbibber, Jake. , d. 1929, aged 100.
Veterans -- Virginia.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Vanbebber, John, Capt.
Gen. note County: Augusta County.
Company commander: Capt. John Vanbebber.
Recorded on: p. 181.
Listed in index: p. xxxi.

VanBibber, Isaac IWDW M Culpeper Militia Private D
Last Name: Beaver/Benbeaver/Vanbebber?; Residence: Augusta/Botetourt Co?
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AQUILLA (VAN BIBBER) LANE , Son of TIDENCE FULLER LANE & Hester VAN BIBBER , Aquilla LANE enlisted in 1779 as a private in Captain Russe ll's company, Colonel Christian's Virginia regiment and i n 1781 in Captain Anthony Belcher's Company, Colonel Israe l Shelby's regiment. He participated in Shelby's campaign against the Chicamaug a Indians in 1779 and was with the evermountain men who acc ompained Col. John sevier to the Battle of King's Mountain. At the close of the Revolution, he receive a grant of 240 a cres of land from the state of North Carolina in that par t of Greene County which was later formed into Jefferson, o n which he lived until the time of his death which occure d on 24 Nov 1819. He was appointed an Ensign, 4th regiment of Hawkins
County on 23 November 1810.
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JESSE VAN BIBBER
Jesse Van Bibber, served in the Kanawha County Rangers, under Captain Hugh Caperton. The Rangers served up and down the Kanawha Valley, protecting the settlers, from Indian attacks, in the late 1700s. When Fort Lee was founded, the Rangers were hired as scouts and messengers. A Ranger was the last man to be killed by Indians in the Kanawha Valley. After this service as a Ranger, Jesse Van Bibber, was commissioned as a Captain in the Virginia Militia. He served in the Militia till 1808, when he resigned. He owned a farm at the mouth of Thirteen Mile Creek, in the Union District, of Mason County. He resided on this farm till he and his wife Rachel (Greenlee) Van Bibber had died. Jesse, his wife, and young son, Isaac Van Bibber, were buried in the Van Bibber-Smith Cemetery, on his farm. This cemetery was destroyed in later years.
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JACOB VAN BIBBER:
On August 18, 1861, Jacob enlisted in the Confederate States Army at Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. He served in Company C, 27th Texas Cavalry. This unit was also called 1st Texas Legion or Whitfield's Legion. In September 1862, Jacob's unit participated in the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi. It is this battle where Jacob was wounded, receiving a wound to his right thigh and across the head. He was left in the hands of the enemy where he was hospitalized and later paroled. It appears Jacob later joined a unit from Tennessee, was captured at Clifton, Tennessee and held prisoner at Alton, Illinois. This was the first part of April 1864. He was then taken to City Point Landing on the James River below Richmond, Virginia, where he was exchanged in April 1865. He was ordered to the command of General Tom Whitfield in Columbia, Tennessee. He was sent to Hardin County, Tennessee for furlough (most likely to check on his wife and son) and the war closed before he could get back to his command. All the above information is in his pension application. After the war, Jacob and his family lived in Oak Hill, Hardin Co., Tenn. Buried: New Harmony Cemetery, Hardin Co. Tennessee
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The following information is from the military record of John Van Bebber, Jr., who served in the War of 1812. This record was received from the National Archives.
John Vanbibber, Pvt., Capt. John Brock's Company of East Tennessee Militia, in regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Bayles. (War of 1812.) Company Muster Roll for November 8, 1814 to May 18, 1815. Roll dated May 18, 1815.  Commencement of service or of this settlement - November 8, 1814.  Expiration of service or of this settlement - February 11, 1815. Term of service charged - 3 months and 4 days. Pay per months - 8 dollars. Amount of pay - 25 dollars and 6 cents.
Remarks: Died February 11, 1815. Note: Non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates are entitled to traveling allowance of pay for traveling from Tazewell, Tennessee, to Knoxville, Tennessee, where mustered in, distance 45 miles; and no rations, or pay therefore, have been drawn on account of rations due at Mobile, Mississippi Territory.
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SIDNEY VAN BIBBER:
In the roll of Texas veterans living in 1874, he is described merely as "age 77, served in army in 1836. Residence, Victoria, Victoria county, Texas." [Baker's Texas Scrap Book, p. 617.]
VAN BIBBER, SYDNEY Private
Age Lawrence's & Duval's Companies
The name of S. Van Bibber appears on LOMR for Duval's Company, without any notation suggesting that he escaped from the massacre; or was spared by the enemy, and his pay was drawn, Nov. 10, 1840 by David S. Kaufman, as his attorney, on the certificate of Branch T. Archer, Secretary of War, that Sydney Van Bibber entered the service Dec. 9th, 1835, and was entitled to pay to March 27, 1836 as a private, Captain Lawrence's Company. [CMSR No. 181, State Library.]
Col. John S. Ford, (who resided there at the time) recalls that in the early summer of 1836 a sensation was created in the town of San Augustine by the arrival there of William Scurlock and Sidney Van Bibber, who were supposed to have been killed in the massacre of Fannin's men. A company was at once organized under Scurlock, to resist Urrea's expected second invasion. [Ford's Memoirs, U. of T. Library.]  In October, 1840 William Scurlock and Sydney Van Bibber memorialized the Congress of the Republic of Texas
BURIED: Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Van Bibber, Sidney, d. 02/10/1916, Infantry, CPL,  Res: Cincinnati, OH, Plot: 1 14 28, bur. 02/10/1916
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EWING A. VAN BIBBER:
 born in Kentucky about 1813, enrolled in Callaway County, Missouri, and mustered in, age 32, at Ft. Leavenworth, June 24, 1846, to serve one year during the war with Mexico as Corporal, Captain Charles B. Rogers' Company H, 1st Missouri Mounted Infantry; the Regiment, under command of Colonel Alexander W. Donipan, left Fort Leavenworth, June 26, and arrived at Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 18, 1846; Company H. marched down the Rio Grande and on November 24 arrived at Valverde, the rendezvous for the invasion of Chihuahua; after a fight at Brazito, arrived with other troops at El Paso on December 27, 1846. The expedition under Colonel Doniphan left El Paso February 8, defeated the Mexican Army at the battle of Sacramento, February 28, and arrived at the City of Chihuahua on March 1, 1847; left Chihuahua April 25 and arrived at Parras May 14; marched from there via Saltillo to Camargo on the Rio Grande where he was promoted to Commissary Sergeant on May 29; the Company muster-out roll shows him on detached services from May 30, 1847, to drive horses to Missouri, the Regiment being ordered to take water transportation to New Orleans and thence up the Mississippi to St. Louis.
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Nimrod C. Van Bebber, enrolled in the Service of the United States on the 5th day of February 1862, as a private in Company D, 6th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Calvary, commanded by Samuel E. Turner; was Honorable Discharged at Springfield, Missouri, on March 21, 1865.
 
Andrew G. Van Bibber
Regiment Name 2 Batt'n Veteran Res. Corps.  Side Union,   Company 97
Soldier's Rank_In Corpl. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt
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UNION ARMY
Andrew J. Van Bibber , Pvt.
Regiment Name 2 Battery, Indiana Light Artillery. Side Union
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Andrew J. Van Bibber
Regiment Name 2 Batt'n Veteran Res. Corps.  Side Union,  Company 97
Soldier's Rank_In Corpl.  Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
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Charles W. Van Bibber
Regiment Name 10 Kentucky Cavalry.  Side Union,  Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Q.M. Serg. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
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David Van Bibber
Regiment Name 10 Kentucky Cavalry.  Side Union,  Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Trumpeter , Vanbibber, David Private Company K Mustered out with company
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James Van Bibber
Regiment Name 54 Kentucky Infantry. Side Union,  Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt  Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt
James VanBibber was born November 9, 1842 in Greenup Co., KY, and died December 03, 1914 in MI. The parents of James are unknown. He grew up living in the home of Basil and Louisa Bright in Greenup Co., KY. He enlisted on August 10, 1862 in Company I, of the 10th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers and was honorably discharged at Maysville, Mason Co., KY. on September 9, 1863. He also served with Company F, 54th Kentucky Mounted Infantry from September 3, 1864 to September 1, 1865. He married (1) Sarah Molly Bradburn November 07, 1867 in Greenup Co., KY. She was born 1850 in KY, and died March 04, 1887. He married (2) Margaret Jane Webb March 03, 1888 in Hood Run, Greenup Co., KY, daughter of Daniel Webb. She was born January 1866 in OH, and died April 22, 1922. Both are buried in Lolli Cemetery, Kaleska Co., MI.
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Jesse Van Bibber, Musician
Regiment Name 116 Ohio Infantry  Side Union  Company G
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Jonathan Van Bibber  Pvt.
Regiment Name 116 Ohio Infantry,  Side Union,  Company G
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Oba Van Bibber  Sgt.
Regiment Name 10 Kentucky Cavalry.  Side Union  Company K
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on August 15, 1862.
Enlisted in Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on September 8, 1862.
Mustered out Company K, 10th Cavalry Regiment Kentucky on September 17, 1863 in Maysville, Kentucky. Note: Charles W. and Obadiah Van Bibber, who were brothers, joined, served, and were discharged from the Union Army during the Civil War on the same dates.
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Vanbever, Calvin
Union Cavalry  16th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
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Vanbever, John F.
Union Infantry,  42nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry
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Vanbever, William
Union Infantry  26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
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VAN BIBBER, WM,  CITIZEN EMP QMD,  DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/1861
BURIED AT: SITE 3518,  SOLDIERS HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY
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John Van Bibber
Served in the War for Texas Independence as a member of Captain B.L. Lawrence’s Company of Tennessee volunteers that were organized at Nacogdoches in December, 1835 for fighting at San Antonio, but he did not arrive in time for the surrender of Bexar. His name appears on the rolls of Captain B. H. Duval, Colonel James W. Fannin’s Command, as being in this company from December 25, 1835 to February 29, 1836 and has the notation in the "Remarks" column that he escaped the massacre. This escape can be explained by the fact that he was absent on sick leave at the battle on Coleto Creek, March 19, 1836. An unmarried man, he operated a grocery store, made a trip to California during the gold rush and it is said that he had some success."
John Van Bibber’s Gravestone:
Evergreen Cemetery
Rounded at the top, the stone depicts clasped hands above a draped shield with the words: Sacred to the memory of. Below in large bold raised letters is the name, John Van Bibber. Underneath the name is carved, "a Texas Veteran. Born March 12, 1797 at Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Va. Died in Victoria, Texas Feb. 22, 1884." Also at the gravesite is a foot marker with a small star and wreath erected by the State of Texas in 1962. It states: "Served in the Texas War for Independence. Escaped the Goliad Massacre in 1836." The James W. Fannin Society, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Mrs. Ben T. Jordan, Chairman, furnished historical documentation for the marker.
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                                                            VANBIBBER, B. Private
Civil War , Union.  Organization: Enrolled Missouri Militia,  40th Regiment E.M.M. Company: G
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VANBIBBER, G. W.  Private , Civil War,  Union , Enrolled Missouri Militia,  Name of Unit: 40th Regiment E.M.M.  Company: G
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VANBIBBER, GRANVILLE,  Private,  Civil War,  Union,  Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 30th Regiment E.M.M.  Company: H ~ Name of Unit: 62nd Regiment E.M.M.
Company: F ~ Tiffin's Ray and Caldwell Counties VMM, Period of Service: GO 3,  Commander: Capt. Tiffin 
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VANBIBBER, HENRY,  Private,  Civil War,  Union,  Cavalry , Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 12th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers  Company: E
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VANBIBBER, J. J. Private,  Civil War,  Union,  Enrolled Missouri Militia
Name of Unit: 40th Regiment E.M.M.  Company: G
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VANBIBBER, JAMES H. Private,  Civil War,  Union,  VMM,  Tiffin's Ray and Caldwell Counties VMM
Period of Service: GO 3  Commander: Capt. Tiffin
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VANBIBBER, JOHN,  Corporal , Civil War , Union,  Enrolled Missouri Militia,   51st Regiment E.M.M.
Company: A,  GO 107,  Commander: CAPT. MARTIN T. REAL'S COMPANY A
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VANBIBBER, PRYOR L. 2nd Lieutenant , Civil War , Union , Cavalry ,  Missouri Volunteers
Name of Unit: 13th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers  Company: D
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Vanbibber, S.  Private,  Civil War,  Confederate,  Missouri State Guard,  3rd Division ,
Commander: Clark
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Vanbibber, S. C. Private,  Civil War , Confederate Cavalry , 1st Missouri Cavalry,  Company: K
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VANBIBBER, S. S. 1st Lieutenant,  Civil War,  Union,  Cavalry Missouri Volunteers
13th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers , Company: I
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Vanbibber, Samuel C.  Civil War,  Confederate,  Cavalry,  1st Missouri Cavalry Volunteers ,
Company: K , DATE OF DEATH: 06/23/1863
BURIED AT: SECTION CM SITE 2289,  FINN'S POINT NATIONAL CEMETERY

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VANBIBBER, THOMAS,  Private,  Civil War,  Union,  Cavalry,  Missouri Volunteers
12th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers,  Company: E
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VANBIBBER, YARDIMORE,  Private,  Civil War,  Union,  Infantry,  
Missouri Volunteers  23rd Regiment
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VANBEBBER, JOHN F
DATE OF DEATH: 01/14/1917,  BURIED AT: SECTION 32 ROW 10 SITE 24 ,
LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY 
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JAMES VAN BIBBER, KENTUCKY CO. I. CAVALRY, ENLISTED: AUGUST 10, 1862
DISCHARGED: SEPTEMBER 17, 1863, BIRTH & DEATH: UNKNOWN
BURIED: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN
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NATHAN BOONE VAN BIBBER
He was a Civil War veteran, belonging to the 22nd regiment of West Virginia Confederate Volunteers. Nathan Boone Van Bibber, son of David C.R. Van Bibber and Jane (Williams) Van Bibber, was born February 24th, 1838; departed this life August 16th, 1928, age 90 years, 5 months and 23 days.
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Robinson Van Bibber, 92nd OVI, killed Battle of Missionary Ridge, Civil War.
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Van Bebber, Calvin -- United States Army -- 1846-1847/1862-1865, Private, Mexican/Civil War
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John Donnelly Van Bibber ­was born in Bluegrass, Iowa and he died in 1945. His father was James Robinson Van Bibber and was born in (West) Virginia, possibly Kanawha County. He fought for the South in the Civil War ­ was captured by the North and put in jail in Gallipolis, Ohio across the river from Wheeling, WV. He alerted people during a fire in the jail and was given the opportunity to be freed (for his heroism) if he'd fight for the North. Buried, Old Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, Iowa
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CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
Andrew D. Van Bibber, Enlistment Date: 30 May 1861, Confederacy, Virginia, Unit Numbers: 773
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 30 May 1861. Enlisted in Company D, 22nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 30 May 1861. On rolls on 30 April 1863 (No further record).
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Van Bibber, Jacob - Co. C, 27 Texas Calvary. Pvt - Pvt, PENSION #: S6482, COUNTY: Hardin
UNIT: 1st Tex. Legion (Cav.)
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Van Bibber, James M.R. - Co. D, 22 Virginia Inf. 1st Kanawha Reg. Sgt - Pvt
James M. R. Van Bibber, Regiment Name 22 Virginia Infantry,  Confederate,  Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Sergeant , Soldier's Rank_Out Private 
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Van Bibber, John C. - Co. D, 22 Virginia, Inf. 1st Kanawha Reg. Pvt - Pvt, Soldier's Rank_Out Private 
 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 08 October 1862. Enlisted in Company D, 22nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 08 October 1862. On rolls on 30 April 1863 (No further record).
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Van Bibber, Land - Co. H, 15 Texas Cavalry, 2 Reg't Johnson's Brigade. Pvt - Pvt,
NOTE: "Lando" Lando died from wounds he recieved.
The Son of Peter VanBibber and Catherine Ridenour. "Lando VanBibber," born 1839 in AR.
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Van Bibber, Nathaniel B. - Co. D, 22 Virginia Inf. 1st Kanawha Reg. Pvt - Pvt,  22 Virginia Infantry,  Confederate Company D , Soldier's Rank_In Private,  Soldier's Rank_Out Private 
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Van Bibber, Samuel - Co. I, 27 Louisiana Inf. Pvt - Pvt, Van Bibber, Samuel
REGIMENT: 27th Louisiana Infantry BEGINNING RANK: Private ENDING RANK: Private 
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Van Bibber, Samuel C. - Co. K, 1 Missouri Calvary. Pvt - Pvt,
NOTE: Samuel died while a prisoner of war.
Vanbibber, Saml C, CO K 1ST MO CAV, Confed P/W Died At Ft Delaware, Delaware
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Ewing B. Hensley 4th Sgt.  Co. I, 26th MO Inf  4th Sgt. 
Enlisted 19 farmer Medora Osage Jan. 9, 1862
Ewing Van Bibber Hensley was born on September 04, 1842, in Chamois, Osage Co., MO of parents Samuel B. Hensley and Susan Davis Hensley. Susan Davis was a granddaughter of Susannah Boone Hayes, a daughter of Daniel Boone.
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Andrew Jackson VanBibber, 3d Sergeant of Captain Charles Cresswel's Company F, Fourth Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, who was mustered on the Second day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty seven to serve during the war with Mexico, is hereby HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the service of the United States, this twenty second day of July 1848, at Cincinnati, Ohio by reason of being mustered out of the service on the expiration of his term.
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William VANBEVER, son of William and Emily (HOWARD) VANBEVER,  born on Yellow Creek, on the 7th of February 1870.  Was reared under the invigorating influence of the farm on which he was born and he was a gallant and faithful soldier in the Union army in the Civil war, serving with all of valor during the last two years of that sanguinary struggle. 
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ROBERT DARLING, Husband of Susan Van Bibber  (JOHN3 VANBIBBER, PETER2, PETER1)
b. 1825, Jackson Co. OH; d. Aug 23, 1864, Marietta, GA; Civil War hospital.
Robert Darling enlisted in the Civil War at the age of 40 years old. He was in the FIFTY-THIRD REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, CO. F. He enlisted in Richmondale, Ross Co., Oh and joined in Jackson, Jackson, Co. He fell ill at The Battle of Shiloh, and was furloughed at Pittsburgh Landing. He was given one months pay & leave, and instead was gone 3 months. He was arrested for desertion, and was retrieved and brought back and reinlisted another 3 yrs. in Alabama. He died of military contracted illness 1864 in Marietta, GA in a civil war hospital.
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FOSTER KEITH, born 28 March 1839, died October 23, 1898, Buffalo, DALLAS COUNTY, Missouri. He married SARAH JANE RANDLEMAN on August 16, 1865, DALLAS COUNTY, Missouri.
FOSTER KEITH served in Company B, 15th. Reg't., USRC Missouri Home Guard, and Company G, 8th. Reg't, Missouri Cavalry Union Army, Civil War. His Pension Certificate was #694705. The Widow SARAH's Widow's Pension was Certificate #381188, both available from the National Archives.
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 James Robinson Van Bibber 
born in (West) Virginia, possibly Kanawha County. He fought for the South in the Civil War ­ was captured by the North and put in jail in Gallipolis, Ohio across the river from Wheeling, WV. He alerted people during a fire in the jail and was given the opportunity to be freed (for his heroism) if he'd fight for the North. After the war, his family wouldn't take him back, so he took off towards the west. (this is all taken straight from my mother's stories, so I'm not sure where history has been embellished)  He took a barge loaded with whiskey up the Ohio River then up the Missouri and just outside Omaha it was shipwrecked. He started walking back home (east) working as a tile­ditcher along the way. He got as far as Moscow, Iowa where he met Emma Jane Nellis, got married and went to Bluegrass, Iowa (Scott County). Apparently he was cited for helping to drain all of that county. Being a veteran, he and his wife later moved to Marshalltown, Iowa to the "old soldier's home" and that's where they are buried. 
Source: Linda Watson

JESSE VANBIBBER'S ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE:

"During the action, those troops from the more eastern part of the State, unaccustomed to fighting with the Indians, were all the day engaged in making breastwork at the junction of the Kanawha with the Ohio, so that the army, if defeated, should have a secure retreat. Ignorant of how the action would terminate, they worked as if for their lives. and before the day was finished had a strong fortification erected. When the alarm was given that the Indians were near, General Lewis deliberately lighted his pipe, and then coolly gave the orders to his brother, Colonel Charles Lewis, to advance upon them. The soldiers in Colonel Fleming's regiment used a stratagem that proved very effectual. They concealed themselves behind trees, and then held out their hats, which the Indians mistakenly shat at. The hat being at once dropped, the Indian would run out from his covert to scalp his victim, and thus met a sure death from the tomahawk of his adversary. The whites in this action being all backwoodsmen, were more successful marksmen that the savages; a fact in part owing to the want of the mechanical skill in the Indians, requisite to keeping their rifles in order. At the close of the action, the Indians went off hallooing as if coming on to renew the attack. This stratagem deceived the whites, and enabled them to retreat in more safety. They recrossed the Ohio on rafts, three miles above, near the old Shawnee town."

~Off Site Link~ Battle of Point Pleasant~ ~Many Van bibbers fought and died here~

~Off Site Link~George M. Van Bebber~Pension Application~

~Off Site Link~James Van Bibber~Pension Application

Off Site Link~Peter Van Bibber~Pension Application

~Off Site Link~Nimrod C. Van Bebber~Pension Application~

Sons of the American Revolution, SAR #'s....
George L. VanBibber, NSAR# 015218,
Armfield F. VanBibber, NSAR#034977,
George L. VanBibber IV, NSAR#113361,
Isaac VanBebber, born 1725 in MD, died 10 Oct 1774 VA, Serve: Pvt VA
 
NOTES FOR A. J. VAN BIBBERGERMAN ARMY = MEXICAN WAR = REGULAR ARMY = CIVIL WAR
Military marker ...............................B: A-9-10

A. J. VAN BIBBER
CO G - 2 IND L.A.
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ISA-5: ANDREW J. VAN BIBBER
PVT - CO. .. 2ND REG LIGHT ARTILLERY - 3 yrs.
ENR: 1 Sep 1861 - Capt Rabb - Indpls - Age 44
MUS: 1 Sep 1861 - Lt. Col. Wood - Indpls
TERRELL: Vol 7 pg 608 - ENL MEN - 2ND BATTERY LT ART:
ANDREW J. VAN BIBBER - Res: Shelbyville IND

MUS: 1 Sep 1861
TRANSFERRED TO V.R.C. - 10 Oct 1865
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GAR NO. 62 - A. J. VAN BIBBER - Cooper - Edinburg
b: Ohio
ENT GAR: 14 Jul 1884 - Age 71
ENT SERV: 28 Aug 1861 - PRI CO G - 2 IND ARTY
DIS: 28 Aug 1864 - PRI CO G - 2nd IND - 36 mo.
CAUSE OF DISCHARGE - Expiration of term

OBIT: Franklin REPUBLICAN - Fri 11 Mar 1892 p 8 - Edinburg item:
A. J. VAN BIBBER, aged about 82 years, died Wedns. morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in failing health. He served a term in the German Army, was a Mexican soldier, and served 3 years as a volunteer, and five years in the regular army -- in all about 15 years as a soldier. He was wounded several times, but not seriously. He was a man firm in his beliefs, and skeptical on religious matters. He drew a pension for his wounds, but was in moderate circumstances.
Among the old soldiers before the pension board yesterday was ANDREW VAN
BIBBER of Edenburg who is in his 74th year. The old gentleman was in almost fourteen years of war for his country, fighting Indians on the frontier, in the Mexican War, and in the rebellion. He bears many battle scars. He related one instance where he and twenty-seven comrades, while acting as a surveying party in Oregon in 1849 with KIT CARSON as a guide -- they were compelled to live three months on dog meat and dog soup. He is a very intelligent gentleman, and his stories are far more interesting than those found in a book.
Source: Gary R. Hawpe
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BOUNTY LAND FILE OF PETER VAN BIBBER

Peter VanBibber served as a Private in Captain Benedict Bacon's Company, 16th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812. This company was designated at various times as Captain George Bishop's and Captain Benedict Bacon's Company.
The following is from the Bounty Land File of Peter VanBibber. It was received from the National Archives.
Know all men by these present that I Peter VanBibber of the County of Philips and State of Arkansas do constitute, nominate, empower and appoint William H. Hamilton, Esquire of the City of Washington, D.C., my Agent and Attorney in fact with plenary powers to receive the land warrant due me from the United States for my service in the War of 1812, said warrant being due under the provisions of the Act passed September 28, 1850, hereby satisfying what my said agent and attorney may do in the premises in as full and complete a manner as if I were present and to do the same myself.
Given under my hand and seal the 5th day of September 1851 at Sterling, Philips County, State of Arkansas.
/s/ Peter Vanbibber
Attest: W.M. Martin and Samuel Royall.
Sworn and subscribed before me, the 5th day of September 1851.
/s/ M.W. Allen
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CERTIFICATE IN LIEU OF LOST OR DESTROYED

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

KNOW YE, That Robert Vanbever, a Sergeant of Company A, Fourth Regiment of Kentucky, Infantry, Volunteers, who was enrolled on the fourteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight, at Middlesboro, Kentucky, to serve two years was Honorable Discharged from the service of the United States on the twelfth day of February one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, by reason of muster out of the company.
This Certificate is given under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, "to authorize the Secretary of War to furnish certificates in lieu of lost or destroyed discharged," to honorably discharged officer or enlisted man or their widows, upon evidence that the original discharge certificate has been lost or destroyed, and upon the condition imposed by said Act that this certificate "shall not be accepted as a voucher for the payment of any claim against the United States for pay, bounty, or other allowances, or as evidence in any other case."

GIVEN at the WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D.C. this twenty-fifth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
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Dedicated to  the Memory of Olive Van Bibber Tafel