Henry Reed Gribble

Male 1856 - 1938  (81 years)


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  • Name Henry Reed Gribble 
    Born 5 May 1856  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [5
    Census Name Henry Grible  [4
    Died 11 Feb 1938  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20232  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2014 

    Father Thomas "Thomps" Gribble,   b. 30 May 1810, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1865, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Irena B. "Renie" Randolph,   b. 7 May 1811, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1883, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married (CIRCA 1830)  (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F7829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tabitha "Bitha" Hash,   b. 26 Mar 1856, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1937, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1872  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • ,by John Gribble,JP
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  Temple, Bell County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1910  Coryell County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced Aft 1910  (McLennan County) Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Len Thomas Gribble,   b. 13 Oct 1879, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1961, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. George Thomas Gribble,   b. 0___ 1879, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1964  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Sidya Elizabeth "Siddie" Gribble,   b. 22 May 1879, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1954, (Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. John Wilburn Gribble,   b. 6 Oct 1888, Belton, Bell County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1952, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Ocia Zona Gribble,   b. 6 Jul 1893, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Aug 1957, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Erman Gribble,   b. 0___ 1900, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Tabitha 'Bitha' Hash Gribble (1856-1937)
Henry Reed Gribble (1856-1938)
    Tabitha "Bitha" Hash Gribble (1856-1937) Henry Reed Gribble (1856-1938)
    Gribble cousin that sent me the picture tried to scan it to make it better. She scanned one half and then the other. It was originally all one picture.

    She told me that Tabitha and Henry divorced in the early 1900s and Henry remarried. Tabitha eventually went to live with the son in Waco where she died. After she died, Henry went to live with the son until he died. The "kids" buried Henry next to Tabitha. The Gribble cousin said that Tabitha would have been most unhappy. Most people do not know about the divorce.

    I found a census record that showed Henry living on the "Poor Farm" in Gatesville, TX about 1930. I guess it was after that and after Tabitha died that he went to Waco to live with the son.

    October 8th, 2016;

    WEDDING PICTURE OF TABITHA HASH AND HENRY GRIBBLE IN TENNESSEE: 01 Sep 1872 WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

    Tabitha was about 16 and Henry was about 17. He looks scared. She looks like a Madonna picture.

    A Gribble cousin that died a few years ago gave me this picture. I would hate for it to go in the bonfire when I croak. Maybe you can be the savior!

    Best wishes,

    Doris Brown Buhr
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F7947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1856 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1872 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - Temple, Bell County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1910 - Coryell County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Aft 1910 - (McLennan County) Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1938 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Waco News Tribune
      Saturday, February 12, 1938
      Obituary For Henry R. Gribble

      Funeral Services for Henry R. Gribble, 83, who died at his residence 729 Pecan Street at 5 am Friday, will be held from Compton's Chapel at 3 pm Saturday, Rev. J. R. Wyatt officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

      Surviving are three sons: Lynn, George, and Johnnie Gribble, all of Waco; three daughter: Mrs. J. G. Brown of Coleman, Mrs. I. F. Sims of Charlotte, and Mrs. Edwin Stokes of Austin.

      Mr. Gribble had made his home in Waco for the past six years, having come here from Coryell County, where he had lived for 31 years." [12]
    • Comments: Children of Henry R. Gribble and Tabitha (Hash) Gribble:

      Len Thomas Gribble d. 14 July 1961 buried Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, TX He is listed on findagrave.com

      Name: Len T Gribble
      Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 5, Falls, Texas
      Age: 26
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Relationship to head-of-house: Brother-in-law
      Race: White
      Occupation: View Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      Gillian J Brown 24 (grandfather of Doris Brown Buhr)
      Siddie Brown 24 (grandmother of Doris)
      Horace Brown 4 (Horace Walter Brown, father of Doris)
      Osie Brown 3 (Ocia Mae Brown, aunt of Doris)
      Spurgeon Brown 21 (One of the Brown cousins I never met) Len T Gribble 26 (Len Thomas Gribble, brother of Siddie.

      Grandfather's name was John Gilliam Brown. He was known as Gilliam. Siddie's name was Sidya Elizabeth Gribble. Tombstone for J. Gilliam Brown and Siddie G. Brown is on findagrave.com with pictures - Coleman Cemetery(Coleman, Coleman County, TX) Siddie's tombstone says she was born May 22, 1879 and died July 21, 1954.

      Siddie's mother, Tabitha (Hash) Gribble, my great-grandmother, did not die in Coleman. At times "Bitha" stayed in Coleman but she was living with the Len Thomas Gribble family in Waco, McLennan County, TX when she died from tetanas. "Bitha" and Henry R. Gribble divorced sometime after 1910.
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      Tabitha Gribble
      Home in 1880: District 1, Van Buren, Tennessee
      Age: 23
      Estimated birth year: abt 1857 (born March 26, 1856)
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Relation to Head of Household: Wife
      Spouse's name: Henry
      Father's birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
      Occupation: Keeping House
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Female I
      Household Members: Name Age
      Henry Gribble 23
      Tabitha Gribble 23
      Len. T. Gribble 5 (Len Thomas Gribble)
      Milley J. Gribble 3 (I think this is Sidya Elizabeth Gribble, my grandmother.
      I know of no one named Milley in the family. ) George T. Gribble 10M (George Thomas Gribble) ==============================================
      I only know of 7 children of Henry R. Gribble and Tabitha "Bitha" (Hash) Gribble: Len Thomas Gribble; Sidya "Siddie" Elizabeth Gribble; George Thomas Gribble; Erman Gribble (female); John Wilburn Gribble; and Ocia/Ocie Zona Gribble.
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      1920 Census
      Name: Len T Gribble
      Home in 1920: Waco Ward 5, McLennan, Texas
      Age: 45 years
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's Name: Bitha
      Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Marital Status: Widow
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Home owned: Rent
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 338

      Household Members: Name Age
      Len T Gribble 45
      Robbie Lee Gribble 12
      Elmer Gribble 11
      Rubie Gribble 8
      Bridie Odell Gribble 7
      Ida Gribble 5
      Bitha Gribble 63 (listed on census as a widow but she was actually divorced. She and Henry divorced and Henry remarried. I have not found the divorce record but it was probably in Falls, Bell, or Coryell county, Texas. They must have divorced after the census in 1900 and before the census in 1910.
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      1900 United States Federal Census Bell County, TX about Henry Grible
      Name: Henry Grible
      Age: 45
      Birth Date: May 1855
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Home in 1900:
      Justice Precinct 6, Bell, Texas
      [Bell]
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Tabitha Grible
      Marriage Year: 1874
      Years Married: 26
      Father's Birthplace:
      Tennessee (Father was John Wilburn Hash) Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee (Mother was Nancy Franks) Household Members:
      Name Age
      Henry Grible 45
      Tabitha Grible 44
      Erman Grible 15 (female)
      Johnie Grible 12 (John Wilburn Gribble) Zona Grible 6 (Ocia/Ocie Zona Gribble) ============================================================
      1910 United States Federal Census
      about Henry R Gribble
      Name: Henry R Gribble
      Age in 1910: 52 [57]
      Birth Year:
      abt 1853
      [1858]
      Birthplace:
      Tennessee
      Home in 1910:
      Justice Precinct 8, Coryell, Texas
      Race: White
      Gender:Male
      Relation to Head of House:
      Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Parinde Gribble
      Father's Birthplace:Tennessee
      Mother's Birthplace:Tennessee
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Henry R Gribble 52 [57]
      Parinde Gribble 54
      1. Ermon Gribble 24 (Ermon was a female) Married 25 May 1918 to Edwin Stokes, Coryell County, TX. She died Dallas, TX 10 Mar 1959 2. John Gribble 22 (This is John Wilburn Gribble b. 1887 in Belton,Falls County, TX) 3. Zona Gribble 17 (Ocia/Ocie Zona Gribble b. 6 July 1893 Texas and d. 16 August 1957 Lufkin, Angelina County, TX. She married Ivy Franklin Sims b. Wheelock, TX on 05 Apr 1911 Coryell County, TX) ============================================================

      I hope the above is of some help to you. I have a photo of George, John, Zona, and Tabitha "Bitha" Gribble taken about 1903 about 3 miles from Jonesboro, TX. I can make a copy on my computer and mail to you if you are interested. Somewhere I have a wedding picture of Henry R. Gribble and Tabitha Hash taken when they married in Tennessee on 1 Sept. 1872, but right now I cannot find it. If I find it, I can copy and send to you.

      Doris Brown Buhr
      221 N. Scenic Loop
      Canyon Lake, TX 78133
      dbuhr@gvtc.com

      Doris Ann Brown Buhr
      dbuhr@gvtc.com [2, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] 1880 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed by Robert A. C. Hillis, Jr., 1988., p. 94 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S53188] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=gribble&GSfn=henry&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=93777414&df.

    3. [S10157] "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK1B-77X : acc.

    4. [S10159] "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M32G-74W : acc.

    5. [S6744] "United States Census,Van Buren County,Tennessee-1880",transcribed by Margret, p. 3.

    6. [S553] "WCGA Bulletin", Fall 1999, Vol. VIII, No. 3,"The Family of Thomas Gribble,, p. 7.

    7. [S3091] "Hillis Family",Chapter II,by Peggy Allison,161 Rocky Top Lane,Morrison,TN.

    8. [S53759] "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC6S-C34 : accessed.

    9. [S42737] "United States Census,Van Buren County,Tennessee-1880",transcribed by Margret, p. 3.

    10. [S10156] "John Wilburn Gribble", abstracted, downloaded & published Saturday, December 31th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee
    11. [S45452] Doris Ann Brown Buhr | 4 Aug 2012 | Email dbuhr@gvtc.com.

    12. [S53189] Doris Brown Buhr, 221 N. Scenic Loop Canyon Lake, TX 78133, dbuhr@gvtc.com.