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Peter and Isaac VanBibber


Peter and Isaac VanBibber of Holland, came to America and settled in Botetourt Co, Virginia. Previous to the Revolution, Peter married Margery Bounds and they had, Peter Jr, Jesse, Jacob, James, Joseph, Matthias, Nancy, Sophronia, Ellen and Olive.

James Married Jane Irvine and settled in St. James County in 1803. He was Coroner at the time that William Hays was killed by his Son-in-law, James Davis. In 1817, he removed to Callaway County and settled on the Auxvasse. His choldren were; Joseph, Irvine, Frances, Lucinda, Melissa, Daniel and Minerva.

Joseph was a surveyor and made the government surveys in, Range 8, West of the 5th principal meridian.

Olive VanBibber married Nathan Boone, son of the famous, Daniel Boone.

Isaac VanBibber, brother of Peter, was Captain of a company in the Battle of Point Pleasant, in 1774, and was killed there. He left a Widow and 4 children; John, Peter, Isaac and Rebecca.

John and Peter married and settled in Powell's Valley, E. Tennessee. Isaac was born, October 20, 1771 and was only two and a half years old when his Father was killed. He was adopted and raised by Daniel Boone and at the early age of 13, acted as scout against the Indians in Virginia. In 1880 he came to Missouri with Nathan Boone, and settled first in Darst's Bottom. During the Indian Wars he was Major of the Militia under, Col. Daniel Boone. He was married in 1797 to Susan Hays. In 1851 he settled at Loutre Lick, now in Montgomery Co. Missouri. The land was a Spanish grant of 460 acres, made to Nathan Boone who sold it to VanBibber. The later built several cabins where he settled and later erected a large frame house which he used as a Hotel and made a great deal of money. His children were; Matilda, Marcha, Susan, Elvira, Frances, Erretta, Pantha, Isaac Jr. Ewing and Alonzo.

Major VanBibber Died in 1836 and is buried in the Loutre Lick Cemetery in Mineola.

Source; The Montgomery Standard
March 30, 1971.....

Mrs. Frances Darnell has recently completed compiling former School Superintendent Hupe's papers from the years he was superintendent. The scrapbook, made up of approx. 150 pages plus pictures from that period will be placed in the Montgomery County Library. Mrs. Darnell has also completed this history of the Loutre Lick Cemetery. When the Van Buren Chapter of the DAR, requested information on the location of Isaac VanBibber's grave for a DAR marker. The following is Mrs. Darnell's reply...

After consulting several of the older people in the neighborhood, I find that VanBibber graves do lie in a cemetery, which is located up the hill, northwest of the tavern. Mayor Isaac VanBibber, his Wife, three daughters and a son-in-law are buried in the graveyard together with other representitives of many of the pioneer families. "Out of a number of graves, very few can be seen at present."....

Buried in the cemetery are; Floria Graham, Marian C. Graham. They were the daughters of, Robert and Isabella Gailbreath Graham and sisters of D. F. Graham. D. F. Knew where his sisters were buried. He realized that the location would be lost in time. He asked Mr. Harvey Scanland if he would give him a deed to the area where the graves were so he could fence it.....

The Deed, dated, Aug. 10, 1896...a certain tract of land, 48 feet wide, and 56 feet wide....the said tract having been used for a burying ground years before is now designated to be preserved, cared for, in honor of the dead. About 1901, Ben R. Graham fenced this small tract of land as his Father had requested. The fence posts decayed but the wire remains.. ......

In 1948, James K. VanBibber, wrote Harry Ball, Postmaster at Montgomery City, asking for someone who would copy all inscriptions from every VanBibber stone in the graveyard in Mineola. No stones or graves were found at that time......

In 1975, the Darnell and Harris families erected a permanent marker in the center of the known footage of the cemetery to preserve the location of the two Graham graves. The stone can be seen from the parking lot of the Mineola Baptist Church......

NOTE: The stone used is a stone from the first bridge over Loutre River built in 1886......

Besides the two Graham graves, also buried here are;

~ISAAC VANBIBBER~ b. Oct. 20, 1771, in Greenbriar Co. W. Virginia d. Sept. 30, 1840, Montgomery o. Missouri

~ELIZABETH HAYS VANBIBBER~ b. june 12, 1776, Fort Boonesborough, Ky. d. Aug 3, 1828, Loutre Lick, Montgomery Co. Missouri

Another daughter and her husband.

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