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Rev Andrew T. Tribble
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1741
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1822
Madison County
Kentucky, USA

Name: Andrew TRIBBLE
Surname: Tribble
Given Name: Andrew
Prefix: Reverend
Sex: M
Birth: 22 Mar 1741 in Caroline, VA
Death: 22 Dec 1822 in Madison, KY
Burial: Tribble Cemetery, near Richmond, Madison, KY
_UID: F106FC2FF5F7D6119BCD93052FFC382F87F0
1. Was an early Baptist "Ironsides" minister. He first preached in VA in a little church near Monticello and was a neighbor and personal friend of Thomas Jefferson. In Kentucky he preached at the Tates Creek Church of Separate Baptists in 1786 in Madison county. At one time this was one
of the largest churches in Kentucky. 2. Served in the Revolutionary War.
3. Moved to Kentucky about 1782 and first settled on the Dix River. Later he moved to what is now Clark county, KY.
4. The Tribble cemetery is about 3 1/2 miles from Richmond, KY on a farm owned by (in 1952) Mrs. Mary (Tribble) Neal.
According to Rozendal (page 81), the graveyard is located on the Elmstock farm 4 miles north or Richmond, KY on the Lexington Access Road, adjacent to I-75. The property is owned (1966) by Margaret D. Neal and James J. Neal, Jr., linal descendants of Andrew Tribble. The graveyard is still enclosed by the original stone fence and is close by the old Tribble homestead built in 1794. In 1980, the Tribble graveyard where Rev. Andrew Tribble and his wife are buried was visited by Mrs. Katy Barr. "The graves were covered with green moss, the graveyard was overgrown with thistles, cane, etc. They had cut down some of the trees and Mrs. Durbin, the new owner, said they were getting into the wires, but they just let limbs and logs fall into the graveyard. All of the upright stones had been knocked over; all of them were face down except Dudley's wife's. fortunately, Sally's and Andrew's were not bothered.
Mrs. Durbin said she would like to clean it but hated to burn it and turn the stones black but she didn't know what else to do. It isn't very large and doesn't seem to my husband and me that it would take long to clean it without burning it. I guess there is not anyone that lives
close enough to care any longer." (Copied from page 633-634 of the Rozendal book).
5. Andrew's father, George Tribble (born about 1700-died 1792 in Caroline county, VA. He was the son of Peter Tribble (born Yorkshire, England about 1650 and died 6 Apr 1738 in Caroline county, VA). Peter was a son
of William who was a son of William. 6. Elizabeth/Betty Clark was a daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Wilson)
Clark. Jonathan was a son of John Clark. 7. There are connections between the Tribble family and the Boone
family of KY. 8. The following information was copied from pages 35-40 of the Rozendal book: "Andrew Tribble was one of the leaders of the Baptist movement in both Virginia and Kentucky. The earliest record of him in Orange county, VA
is dated 22 Jun 1769. It was ordered "that an Information be lodged against him." The reason for this presentment is not stated but it may pertain to the fact that he was one of the early Baptists in VA. He "was often heard to remark that he was the 53rd Baptist on the north side of the James River." Until 1766, the Episcopal Church was the state church of VA, but the Baptists were known in Caroline county as early as 1744. By 1768, there was wholesale arrest for unorthodoxy and neglect of worship. Many early Baptists were jailed and fined for assembling themselves as preachings. (John Burris, Jacob Burris, Thomas Terrell, Robert Woolfolk, and many others.) Andrew Tribble purchased land in Orange county on 19 Nov 1770 and he lived in Orange until 1773 when he purchased land in Louisa county. He
was a member of David Thompson's Baptist Church (Goldmine) in Louisa and was sent as a delegate to the first session of the Virginia Separate Baptist Association at Elijah Craig's meeting house in Orange county in May 1771.
On 9 Dec 1777 Andrew Tribble purchased land in Albemarle county. He became the pastor of a Baptist Church in Albemarle variously known as Albemarle Buck Mountain and Chestnut Grove. The church was near the residence of Thomas Jefferson who frequently came to Andrew Tribble's
meetings. The Virginians assert that Jefferson conceived the idea of a popular government for the American States while observing the business transactions of the little Baptist church of which Andrew Tribble was pastor. Jefferson believed that pure democracy was found in the business meetings of the Baptist Church. The land purchased in Albemarle was sold in Sep 1785, about a year after Andrew Tribble settled in Kentucky. Andrew Tribble and his family moved to Fayette county where he joined
the Howard's Creek Church on 14 Jan 1786. During 1786 he gathered Tates Creek Church of Separate Baptists and became its pastor. He served this Church until infirmities of old age made it necessary for him to retire. His church was known as Unity. The interesting aspects of the division
of the Baptists in KY between Pastors Tribble and Elkin may be found in Spencer's book, A History of Kentucky Baptists from 1769-1886. In 1892, Andrew Tribble had moved from Fayette county to Madison county, KY. He lived in Madison county until his death."

Tandy Kinsman, page 130.
Orange County Virginia Families, III, pages 133-134.
Brockman Scrapbook, pages 59-63.
Bluegrass Roots 1:37.
Comp. Am. Geneal., 4:77, 5:389.
DAR 48:407-408 (1904) and 99:310-311 (1913).
Kentucky Pioneers and their Descendants by Ila E. Fowler,
Madison County, Tribble. pages 209-214 (1988).
Clark County, Ky Bios posted at:
History of Kentucky Baptists, pages 129-130.
Madison county, KY Will Book C, page 301.
The Boone Family by H.A. Spraker (1922), The Burris and
Tribble Families, pages 513-515.
Rozendal, John K. (1986) The Tribble Family. LDS
Microfiche #6087593.
Hawthorne, Bess L. Rev. Andrew Tribble, Pioneer. Register of the
Kentucky State Historical Society, pages 187-190.
WFT 94:571, information from Freida B. Smith, 231 South Vincent
Ave., Salem, IL 62881.
WFT 97:1466, information from Jeanie B. McNees, 901 Helen Dr.,
Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
Marriage 1 Sarah Ann "Sallie" BURRIS b: 30 Sep 1753 in Orange, VA
Married: 22 Mar 1768 in ,Orange, VA
1. Frances Tandy TRIBBLE b: 3 Sep 1769 in Orange, VA
2. Samuel TRIBBLE b: 30 Dec 1771 in Orange, VA
3. Peter Burris TRIBBLE b: 8 Oct 1773 in Louisa, VA
4. Thomas TRIBBLE b: 13 Jun 1776 in Louisa, VA
5. Nancy TRIBBLE b: 6 Nov 1778 in Albemarle, VA
6. Sarah B. "Sallie" TRIBBLE b: 9 Feb 1781 in Albemarle, VA
7. Silas B. TRIBBLE b: 3 Jun 1783 in Albemarle, VA
8. Andrew TRIBBLE Jr b: 2 Dec 1785 in Fayette, KY
9. Mary "Polly" TRIBBLE b: 29 Mar 1788 in Fayette, KY
10. John TRIBBLE b: 15 Aug 1790 in Fayette, KY
11. Martha "Patsy" TRIBBLE b: 7 Mar 1794 in Madison, KY
12. Dudley TRIBBLE b: 1 May 1797 in Madison, KY
Family links: 
  Sarah Ann Burris Tribble (1753 - 1830)
  Frances Tandy Tribble Stoner (1769 - 1852)*
  Peter Burris Tribble (1774 - 1849)*
  Thomas Tribble (1776 - 1860)*
  Nancy Tribble Chenault (1778 - 1862)*
  Sarah B. Tribble Crews (1781 - 1810)*
  Andrew Tribble (1785 - 1869)*
  Dudley Tribble (1797 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Tribble Cemetery
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Aug 11, 2011
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Rev Andrew T. Tribble
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