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John Ribble
Birth: Jul. 5, 1849
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1870
Parker County
Texas, USA

John Ribble was born July 5, 1849, in Clarksville, Texas, to John Ribble and Susan Hunter Ribble. James had two sisters and five brothers: Edward (Edd), Ellen, Harvey (Harve), Elizabeth (Lizzie), William (Bill), Thomas (Tom), and James. He had one half-brother, Jacob Cross, Jr. (Jake).

Sometime between 1866 and 1870, a rabid dog bit John. He suffered a long time with rabies. Eventually, his brothers had to tie him to a four-post bed, a different limb for each post, to protect him and others from his aggressive behavior. Most of the time, he was delirious and not sure what was going on around him. When he had lucid moments he would beg his brothers to shoot him. None of them could bring themselves to kill him, although he was suffering greatly and they knew it. He finally died on March 6, 1870. They lived in Parker County close to the border of Hood County. John was buried in Long Creek Cemetery, which is in Hood County, but the closest cemetery to where his family lived.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John R Rible Ribble (1810 - 1856)
  Susanna Hunter Ribble (1821 - 1912)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Jefferson Ribble (1839 - 1920)*
  Ellen Ribble (1841 - 1912)*
  Harvey Washington Ribble (1844 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ribble Putman (1846 - 1925)*
  John Ribble (1849 - 1870)
  William Alexander Ribble (1851 - 1948)*
  Thomas Jefferson Ribble (1853 - 1941)*
  James M Ribble (1855 - 1875)*
  Jacob Cross (1859 - 1935)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Long Creek Cemetery
Granbury
Hood County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Mar 04, 2006
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