Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Thomas Gribble (1748 - 1813) American Revolutionary Soldier of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GRIBBLE FAMILY
Thomas Gribble was speculated to have been one of four brothers who migrated to America from Cornwall, England in the early 1700s. A number of Gribbles were known to have previously settled in the area of Devon County, England in the early 1600s and early 1700s. Some source indicated that Thomas Gribble may have been born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania circa 1748, later removing to North Carolina sometime prior to 1766 when he was listed as a foot soldier of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Militia in Captain Adam Alexander Eq.'s Company.
In 1767, Thomas Gribble purchsed 220 acres of land lying on the waters of McAlpine Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. In 1768, he married Sarah Irwin, daughter of William and Sarah Irwin from whom he purchased 50 acres of land in 1777. Thomas served as a juror several times in Mecklenburg County, and he died in 1812 in that county.
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Thomas Gribble moved to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina sometime prior to 1776 as it is that year that he is listed as a "foot soldier" under Captain Adam Alexander Esq. in the Mecklenburg Militia. In 1767 He bought 220 acres of land along McAlpine Creek in Mecklenburg Co. between Matthews and Providence townships for 57 pounds 6 pence. He latter bought 50 acres of land from his in-laws in 1777, He later sold back 47 of those acres. Between 1774 and 1775 he served as a juror in Mecklenburg Co, 6 times. Since this area is on the S.C. border, many patriots joined S.C. units during The Revolution.
Thomas and Sarah lived in the Salisbury district of Mecklenburg County according to the 1790 census. Her mother, Eleanor, died in 1787 in Steel Creek, Mecklenburg.
American Revolutionary Soldier/Veteran
Thomas Gribble is recognized by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
through lineage of son, John Gribble, who married Margaret Black
GRIBBLE, THOMAS NSDAR Ancestor #: A207207 Service: SOUTH CAROLINA
Rank: PRIVATE Birth: (CIRCA) 1748 Death: (POST) 1810 MECKLENBURG CO - LIV NORTH CAROLINA Service
Source: SALLEY, DOCS RELATING TO THE HIST OF SC DURING THE REV WAR, P 53Service Description: 1) CAPT JACOB BARNETT; COL HENRY HAMPTON; GEN SUMTER
Source: DAR Genealogical Research System, Ancestor Search
Thomas appears in the "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution". He served 10 months as a private under Captain Jacob Barnett in the regiment of Light Dragoons of Lt. Col. Henry Hampton commanded by General Thomas Sumter. Fought at the Battle of Blackstock Farm, South Carolina on November 20 1780. It is believed that he died in Mecklenburg Co. about 1813 as he is last found listed on the Mecklenburg tax records of 1812/1813. No will or inventory of his estate has been found.
Roste r of Adam Alexander's company of the Mecklenburg County Militia
No AuthorJune 07, 1766 Volume 22, Pages 395-396
June ye 7th, A. D., 1766.
A Company of Militia Commanded by Capt. Adam Alexander, Esqr. Officers: Lieut., Charles Polk; Ensign, James Harris; Sergt., Thos. Macfaddon; Sergt., William Blair, Sergt., Jno. Ford; Corporal, Jno. Culberson.
Foot Soldiers consisting of (page 396) Thomas Gribble
Endorsement: Captain Alexander’s List.