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John Jeptha Pribble
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1832
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 6, 1923
Wells County
Indiana, USA

Son of Enoch Morgan Pribble and Lydia York Pribble McGrew. Husband of Maria Becker Pribble.

Veteran - Civil War. Enlisted at Warren, Indiana on 29 January 1864 in Co. A, 13th Cavalry Regiment. Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant. On 1 October 1865, he was promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant and to Full 1st Lieutenant on 10 November 1865. He mustered out at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 18 November 1865.

Bluffton, Indiana - Bluffton Evening News
Friday, May 04, 1923 - P1C2

John J. Prible, 90, Died This Morning

Death Of Civil War Veteran Occurs This Morning At 4:30 O'clock At His Home

John J. Prible, 90 years old, for 63 years a resident of Wells County, died of complications attending his advanced age, this morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home, 209 West Wabash street. In 1860 he had settled on the old home farm eight miles west of Bluffton. Four years ago he moved to Bluffton.

Mr. Prible was born in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, December 28, 1832, a son of Enoch M. and Lydia (York) Prible. The father was born in Kentucky, a son of Benjamin Prible, who was of English ancestry. The mother was a daughter of Jepthan York and was born in Ohio. When John J. was four years old his parents removed to Huntington County, Indiana, where the father entered a tract of government land three miles west of where Warren now stands. He passed his youth in assisting his father in clearing and improving the farm, and in attending the subscription schools that were taught in the primitive log school house.

The first house in which he attended school stood on is father's farm. It had no floor, and greased paper was used for windows. When he was eight years old his father died, and his mother subsequently married Noah McGrew, with whom he resided until he was seventeen years of age. At that time he commenced working for himself, working by the month on a farm, and he also worked four years in a carding-mill.

He was married December 28, 1854, to Miss Maria A. Becker, daughter of Peter and Lydia Becker, who came from Cayuga County, N. Y., when she was about seven years of age, settling in Huntington County. After his marriage Mr. Prible settled upon the land his father had entered from the government, and has followed farming ever since. July 20, 1861, he removed to this county and purchased 160 acres of heavily-timbered land on section 5, Liberty township, and commenced the work of clearing and improving a farm.

On December 5, 1863, he enlisted in Co. A, Thirteenth Indiana Cavalry, going to Indianapolis, thence to Huntsville, Alabama, the following summer. He participated in the battles of Nashville and Moble, then went to Columbus, Miss., where he remained until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged and mustered out of the service November 18, 1865, at Vicksburg. He then returned to his home in Wells County, and continued farming.

His first wife died in 1909. He was afterwards married to Lowan Smith Moore, who survives. The following children survive: Byron H. Prible, Bluffton; Mrs. John Ware, west of Bluffton; James Prible, near Warren; Mrs. John T. Buckner, a daughter, is deceased. A daughter, Flora, died in infancy. A sister, Mrs. Howard Thompson, and a brother, James Prible, are both deceased.

Mr. Prible was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at the Liberty Center Baptist church Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, with burial at the Mossburg cemetery. Rev. Polly will be in charge.

(Thanks to David Huffman for OBIT) 
Family links: 
  Enoch Morgan Pribble (1807 - 1840)
  Lydia Slade York Pribble (1811 - 1903)
  Maria A. Becker Pribble (1838 - 1909)
  Byron H. Prible (1855 - 1938)*
  Flora J. Pribble (1859 - 1864)*
  Lucretia Pribble Thompson (1831 - 1899)*
  John Jeptha Pribble (1832 - 1923)
  James Pribble (1834 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Mossburg Cemetery
Liberty Center
Wells County
Indiana, USA
Plot: 294
Created by: Annis Jean Hite Patee
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73107537
John Jeptha Pribble
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With gratitude,
- OPPSheryl
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013

- Cherokee Rose
 Added: Jul. 18, 2013
Sleep peacefully, John.
- Annis Jean Hite Patee
 Added: Jul. 9, 2011

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