Sidney Van Bibber

Sidney Van Bibber

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CIVIL WAR

RESEARCH NOTES

    Identification:
    John VanBibber and Chloe Staniford
    James VanBibber and Lois Reynolds
    Cyrus VanBibber, Sr. and Mary S. Rachel Timberlake
    Sidney VanBibber and Millicent Joanna Raper

    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

    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


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    5/1/2007
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