An American Family History

John Kibler

The First Barbary War (18011805) was between the United States and the Barbary States of Tripoli and Algiers.

John Kibler was born about 1765 in Luray, Shenandoah which is now Page County, Virginia. His parents were Henry and Mary Kibler.

He married Eve Pence on May 20, 1793. Eve was born in 1773 in Virginia.

John and Eve's children included:
Adam Kibler (1791),
Barbara Kibler Comer Edwards (1795 married Daniel Comer and Martin Edwards),
Mary Kibler Comer (1800, married Isaac Comer),
Elizabeth A. Kibler Rickard (1801, married William Charles Rickard),
Daniel Kibler (1804),
Samuel Kibler (1805),
Jonas Kibler (1810, married Mary Wright), and
John Kibler (1816).

They remained in Virginia until they died. John died on December 27, 1841 and Eve died on June 3, 1845.
Children of Henry Kibler and
Mary Amelia Pierce
  • Magdalene Kibler Baker
  • Barbara Kibler Pence
  • Adam Kibler
  • John Kibler
  • Philip Kibler
  • Martin Luther Kibler
    Henry Kibler Homestead
    The Henry Kibler Homestead
    photo taken about 1926
    a few miles east of Luray, Virginia
  • In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

    Most Americans were farmers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

    In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.




    A Dower is a provision for a wife's support should her husband die before her. Her dower right was the use of ? of her husband's estate. The dower was settled on the bride at the time of the wedding. A drowry was the property a bride brought to her marriage.

    Book Z, p. 377, October 9, 1819

    Between John Kibler and Eve his wife and Martin Kibler and Dolly his wife of Shenandoah County [to] Jacob Garber of the same County...consideration of one Dollar ... parcel of Land one of which contains twenty seven and a half acres and was conveyed by Frederick and Abraham Mouser to John Kibler and the other contains twenty two and a half acres and was conveyed by said Frederick and Abraham Mouser to Martin Kibler and the two tracts being included in one tract.. corner to Land said Jacob Garber bought of Lewis Pence...corner to John Wood..containing fifty acres more or less...
    signed John Kibler, Eve Kibler, Martin Kibler and Dolly Kibler. Eve and Dolly signed with mark.
    Recorded October 12, 1819

    Book Z, p. 378, October 9, 1819
    Eve Kibler the wife of John Kibler and Dolly Kibler the wife of Martin Kibler release Dower right to above land.

    Shenandoah County, Virginia was established in 1772. It was originally Dunmore County.

    Many settlers in the Shenandoah Valley were Germans from Pennsylvania called the "Shenandoah Deitsch."
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