William Gribble

15 August 1817–14 October 1866 (Age 49)
Perth, Lanark, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Gribble was born on 15 August 1817, in Perth, Lanark, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, John Gribble, was 29 and his mother, Ann Barnes, was 33. He married Adelia Maria Clemons on 4 March 1837, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 14 October 1866, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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William Gribble
Elizabeth Brunell
Marriage: 1 August 1852
Mary Amanda Gribble
William Henry Gribble
Martha Elizabeth Gribble
Jane Ann Gribble
Sarah Abigail Gribble
Lydia Lorraine Gribble
John Jatchen Gribble

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 August 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 15
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Cornwall): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) crabtree or blackthorn’, from Middle English gribbele.English (of Norman origin): from a Norman personal name Grimbald, composed of the ancient Germanic elements grīm ‘mask, helmet’ + bald, bold ‘bold, brave’. Grimbald became Gribald through assimilation of mb to bb.Altered form of German Gribbel, from a pet form of a personal name formed with Greif .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Gribble, William - Gold Ring for Pres Young

    William Gribble was the first of the Mormon Battalion to find gold. He made a gold ring and gave it to Brigham Young. A descendant of Pres Young has the ring and this correspondence deals with that. …

    Sources (34)

    • Wm Gribble, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Gribble, "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923"
    • William Gribble in entry for John Jason Gribble, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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