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Hibbs Descendants of Valentine Hibbs
His son Robert Samuel Hibbs

My grandmothers  Grandfather Amos Hibbs
and her father Robert Samuel Hibbs

Feb 10, 2000 I have decided this document is too long for one web page and have broken the Hibbs history up into three pages

 

This Page:  Valentinue Hibbs  descendants through John Samuel Hibbs and Wife Lura Luke Hibbs (thru 4th Generation)

Page 2. Valentine Hibbs Descendants fifth generations through
Rube and Julia Hibbs Faus and their Children

Page 3. Valentine Hibbs Descendants fifth generations through
RuthJo Hibbs Martin Reardon and her Children

 

 

 

Descendants of Valentine Hibbs

 

Generation No. 1

1. VALENTINE6 HIBBS (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1777 in Louden County VA, and died 1845. ( or  born in Wheeling WV)  He married MARGARET LYONS.

Notes for VALENTINE HIBBS:

one history said 21 children part might have been grandchildren

Valentine Hibbs from Beaver County History Book

Article F149 by Julia Hibbs Faus McManus

Samuel Robert Hibbs got this from his sister Florence (Hibbs) Whitten, and his Aunt Mary Whelen Craiger in April 1946 when he and Florence visited Mary Craiger in Coffeeville Kansas. I Julia (Hibbs) Faus copied it in the summer of 1946, just a short time before my father Robert died in Sept. 1946.

 

Valentine Hibbs was born in Wheeling, WV in 1777. He married Margaret Lyons and had several children. His son John Samuel was born in 1808 in Wheeling, WV. John S was a Quaker minister and a farmer. About 1830 he married to Amelia Von Buskirk. They had ten children: twin daughters, Martha and Diela, 1833, twin daughters, died shortly after birth, 1836; son Wesley, 1839; twin sons Ashley and Amos, 1844; son, John II, 1846; twin daughters, the mother and both babies died shortly after birth.

In 1850 John Samuel remarried. Martha and Dielia both married when they were sixteen years old. Martha to a man named Doyal, and Dielia to Mr. McDivitt. Dielia took her youngest brother John II to live with her. In 1853 John-his second wife and baby son Peter, his three oldest sons, Wesley, Amos, and Ashley, his brothers William and James and their families left West Virginia and went to Illinois and Iowa. John settled in Woodford County Illinois and accumulated considerable amount of land. John had two more sons and a daughter, Pardon, Asa, and Mary born in Illinois.

Amos and Ashley along with twenty other Hibbs sons, brothers and cousins jointed the Union Army 1860-1866; they all came home except Ashley (Now Appears to be named Samuel) who was killed in 1863.

Amos married Rosa McDonald, daughter of Daniel and Ellen McDonald, on September 5, 1865. Amos and Rosa had eleven children: Florence Dell born Illinois 1866; Amos Clarence born Illinois 1868; Warren Lawrence born Illinois 1869; Byron born Illinois 1870; Sarah Ellen Born Kansas 1874; Perry Philips born Kansas 1876; Samuel Robert born Kansas 1879; Jessie Allie born Kansas 1881; Wesley Lloyd born Kansas 1883; Martha Elizabeth born Kansas 1885; Owen Bernard born Kansas 1890.

John Hibbs set up all his sons in farming in Illinois. In 1872 they decided to sell out and move to Kansas. John Hibbs, seven sons and their families, his daughter Dielia son George McDivitt, another Grandson Doyal, Amos's wife's mother and stepfather Michael and Ellen Whelen, son Daniel McDonald, wife and three sons and others moved to Kansas. In 1886 four Hibbs brothers, Wesley, Amos, Peter, and Asa moved with their families to Beaver County Oklahoma.

By Julia Hibbs McManus. Gage Ok 1980

 

Child of VALENTINE HIBBS and MARGARET LYONS is:

2. i. JOHN SAMUEL7 HIBBS, b. 1803, Wheeling WV; d. 1872, Illinois.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN SAMUEL7 HIBBS (VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1803 in Wheeling WV, and died 1872 in Illinois. He married (1) AMELIA VON BUSKIRK 1820. He married (2) ??? ??? 1850.

Notes for JOHN SAMUEL HIBBS:

Quaker minister physician and farmer

Children of JOHN HIBBS and AMELIA VON BUSKIRK are:

i. DIELIA8 HIBBS, b. 1833.

Notes for DIELIA HIBBS:

john II went to live with sister delia

ii. MARTHA HIBBS, b. 1833.

3. iii. WESLEY HIBBS, b. 1839.

4. iv. AMOS HIBBS, b. January 18, 1844, Penn; d. November 07, 1910, Beaver OK pioneer.

v. JOHN HIBBS, b. 1846.

vi. TWIN HIBBS, b. 1848.

vii. TWIN HIBBS, b. 1848.

viii. SAMUEL HIBBS, b. 1844; d. 1863, civil war.
had previously called this child Ashley. Evidence is still unclear

Notes for SAMUEL HIBBS: he was only Hibbs to died in Civil war 22 son went to war from group of Quakers in Penn
have LD Look in Civil War Records for this person
Amos Hibbs and his possible twin brother joined the Union Army of the Civil War the Fourth Illinois Calvary, Company G twin brother was killed. Amos and other relatives all lived

.

Children of JOHN HIBBS and ??? ??? are:

ix. PARDON8 HIBBS, b. Illinois.

x. ASA HIBBS, b. Illinois; m. MARY VAUGHN.

xi. MARY HIBBS, b. Illinois.

xii. PETER HIBBS.

 

Generation No. 3

3. WESLEY8 HIBBS (JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1839. He married EMILY HIBBS.

Notes for WESLEY HIBBS:

Wesley Hibbs From Beaver or NW OK history book

The pioneer Hibbs families, consisting of four brothers together with their families, came to No Man's Land in the early part of the year of 186 from Walnut, Neosho County, Kansas. Prior to that they live in and near Springfield and Bloomington, Illinois. They made the trip by covered wagons. Asa and Mary Hibbs, and family, Peter Hibbs, a bachelor brother, and Wesley and Emily Hibbs, and their family all settled on Clear Creek, twelve and one miles south of Beaver City. (Now Oklahoma)

Members of the Wesley and Emily Hibbs family were the following: Wessie who was a deaf mute: Ed: John: and Grace who was the pride of the family: However, at the tender age of sixteen years she was stricken with a serious illness which claimed her life, leaving the pioneer family grief stricken in the early days of their life on the new frontier.

Wesley and Emily Hibbs were humble, devout. God Fearing Christians, and their influence on the entire community still lives in the hearts of those who remain and were privileged to know them. Wesley Hibbs was an able Bible Scholar, and also a good singer, and this enabled him to read and teach the Bible at the local gathering of the neighbors and friends when they met regularly for Bible study and Christian worship services. The first sod home built by the Hibbses was cut with a sod cutter and established twelve and 1/2 miles south of Beaver City. The land is owned and occupied now by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ellis.

The tree sons of Wesley Hibbs settled near the parental home. Wessie's claim was one-half mine south and one-fourth mile east. John's claim joined Wessie's on the south and Ed settled west of the family home. All were on Clear Creek, enabling them to have fresh spring water running through their land for their livestock for their families. They broke the sod so they would be able to raise feed for livestock and plant gardens and fruit trees for family use. The streams had abundant fish for food for all the settlers.

Entertainment enjoyed by the early settlers, besides their worship services held regularly, were old time picnics with lemonade by the barrel, square and round dancing, horse racing, horse shoe pitching, spelling bees and community programs where everyone took part. The early day pioneers were a happy and contented people working hard and long hours for a livelihood.

The three sons married and reared families. Wessie married Miss Georgia Nichols of Mullinsville, Ks, who was a deaf mute classmate. They both attending school for the deaf at Olathe, Ks. They were married in 1906 and made their home on Wessie's Claim on Clear Creek near Elmwood. Their life together was a very short as Wessie was stricken with pneumonia after a short illness he passed away in 1908, leaving his widow and eight month old daughter, Venus. His widow continued to live at the farm home until her death in 1950.

Venus married Elmer Blosser, the son of another pioneer family on Clear Creek, and lives near her parental home with her husband on their farm in Elmwood vicinity. The original house built by Wessie B Hibbs in 1904 still stands. It is a square cement block and has been added on to and made modern inside by the present owners of the farm, Georgia's grandson and wife Dickie and Barbara Yates.

Ed Hibbs was married to Miss Mattie Kile daughter of Henry and Harriet Kile of Elmwood vicinity. Seven children were born to this Hibbs family. Bertha, the oldest was married to the late Frank Cross, and they had one son, Rufus, who married Elizabeth Paasch from Knowles and now lives in Beaver.

Herbert, the oldest son, was married to the late Tanie Hunt. They have four living Children: P. O. Hibbs, Beaver County Commissioner, married Louella Smith and lives in Beaver: Delia is married to Homer Rose, and lives in the state of Oregon: Helen lives with her husband, Frank Slovacek on their farm near Booker. Leroy lives with his wife Eloise (Hancock) in Beaver.

Ted Hibbs lives with his wife, Alta (Reeves) at their county home near Mountain Grove, Missouri. Their family consisted of Lorraine, who with her husband Nelson Pointer and two children live near by on their farm; Elaine, and her husband Paul Pegram and son of nearby Kansas City, Missouri; and Ted Jr., and his wife Dorothy and two children who live in Andrews, TX.

The remaining family of Grace Hibbs Coleman, deceased, are her husband Francis Coleman, two daughters, Mrs. Al (Vera) Sandlin, and Mrs. Jack (Thelma) Lamaster of Calif. Her late son, Irvin, a prominent member of the famous Baja Marimba Band of the Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass for many years, preceded his mother in death a few months. His family consists of his widow, Elenor, and two sons.

Ralph, (deceased) whose family consisted of a son and daughter; Edward of Enid, who lives with his wife Edna Mae; Louisa, Mrs. Chester Bartel, lives with her husband and son Toby Libbs on their farm north of Perryton. Ralph's widow, Opal, is married to Otto Roper and lives on a farm near Boyd.

John Hibbs, married the former Libby Blosser, daughter of Solmon and Sara Blosser. They had four daughters and one son: Laura, Lottie, Gerald, Clara, and Clay. Death claimed the four daughters at an early age. Clay married Elsie Groendye and their son, Gene, and his wife Virginia and two children are the only members of the late John Hibbs family surviving.

All of the pioneers Hibbs family have passed on with the exception of Bertha Cross, Herbert Hibbs, Ted Hibbs, and Venus Blosser. All of the deceased are laid to rest in Beaver Cemetery. 

Submitted and written by Venus Hibbs Blosser

Children of WESLEY HIBBS and EMILY HIBBS are:

5. i. WESSIE9 HIBBS, d. 1908.

6. ii. ED HIBBS.

iii. JOHN HIBBS.

7. iv. GRACE HIBBS.

 

4. AMOS8 HIBBS (JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 18, 1844 in Penn, and died November 07, 1910 in Beaver OK pioneer. He married ROSA ANN MCDONALD in Chicago ILLINOIS, daughter of DANIEL and ELLEN ???. She was born July 11, 1847 in Born on Ship 3 days before landing from Dublin Ireland (NY State officially), and died February 22, 1907 in Beaver Cemetery


Amos and Rosa McDonald Hibbs

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Amos Hibbs Family 1905 Seated in front Amos and Rosa Hibbs.
Directly between them Owen Hibbs.
Left to right:  Warren Hibbs, Lloyd Hibbs, Sadie Hibbs, Jess Hibbs, Rob Hibbs, Bessie Hibbs, Harry Hibbs, Florence Hibbs, Clarence Hibbs.

Notes for AMOS HIBBS: all kids born near Cappy Illinois

Amos Hibbs

Amos Hibbs as Young Man in Civil War from a Photo Tin
Amos Hibbs Civil War Photo

From Beaver OK  History Book  Volume 1  Page 247
By Jessie Hibbs Drum

On the fifth day of May 1886, Amos and Rosa (McDonald) Hibbs with their family of eight, five sons, and three daughters, in two covered wagon, one drawn by a team of horses, the other drawn by a yoke of oxen, a small bunch of cattle driven behind them, came through the sand hills north of Beaver City along the old Tascosa Trail, crossed the Beaver River north of town, and passed rough the city (a sod house and grocery store of Jim Lane's on the east side, a rough board box saloon on the west side). They stopped at the grocery store for a few groceries, and then proceeded on four miles south and three miles east where they stopped near the mouth of Cottonwood Creek, where it empties into Clear Creek, a beautiful place to establish a home.

Her Amos and Rosa spent the remainder of their lives and the family grew to manhood and womanhood.

Later that spring Amos Hibbs' three brothers came west. Two of them Wesley and Asa had families. The other brother Peter was a bachelor. These families settled on Clear Creek near the present site of Elmwood.

What grieved Amos and Rosa most was that there were no schools or churches for a long time which the family could attend.

Later that year a large number of people came into the country but most of those in the country soon drifted on. However, Beaver grew and by 1888 it did have a school and a church (the present Presbyterian Church).

The first religious service in the country was held in Amos and Rosa Hibbs' yard. Amos, on his way to Beaver on horseback met a Mr. Allen, who was a gospel minister, and invited him to come to his come and hold services the following Sunday afternoon. Mr. Allen accepted. The next two Mr. Hibbs and one of his sons went horseback carrying the word over the sparsely settled area of the intended gospel services.

The first school the children were able to attend was in an abandoned sod house two miles north of their home with Miss Mamie Ashcraft as teacher.

The next year the children attending this school, in going distance of Beaver went there to school, leaving those farther away without school that year. Then a district was formed, and a sod schoolhouse was built, three and one half miles southeast of Mr. Hibbs home on Cottonwood Creek where their children got grammar school. The successive teachers were Mrs. H.E. Blanchard, Mr. Gene Groves, and Miss Ada Weir (Mrs. Billy Quinn, now deceased).

Of this family Mrs. Hibbs, "Aunt Rosa," as she was affectionately called far and near, died in 1907, and was laid to rest in Beaver Cemetery. Mr. Hibbs died in 1910 and was laid to rest beside his wife.

At present three of the family are living: Martha Hinkle of Beaver, who has spent her life from year one old, near or in Beaver, Mrs. Julia Faus Hibbs McManus, of Gage OK, descended from Amos and Rosa's son Samuel Robert Hibbs, and Jessie Drum of Woodward. Mrs. Drum spent her lifetime here, until 1961, when because of ill health, she went to the Odd Fellows home in Checotah, Oklahoma. At present she resides in Woodward Oklahoma.

Of the Wesley Hibbs family, none are left. Of the Asa Hibbs family, four children, all born in Beaver County are living. The other brother, Peter Hibbs, was killed by a wagon overturning in 1887.

Submitted by Jessie Drum

 

Children of AMOS HIBBS and ROSA MCDONALD are:

8. i. FLORENCE DELL9 HIBBS, b. 1866, Illinois; d. 1950's.

ii. AMOS CLARENCE HIBBS, b. 1868, Illinois; d. January 27, 1957, Beaver OK, never married.

9. iii. WARREN LAWRENCE HIBBS, b. September 20, 1869, Illinois.

iv. BYRON HIBBS, b. November 29, 1870, Illinois; d. October 28, 1871.

10. v. SARAH ELLEN HIBBS, b. January 17, 1874, Humboldt, Ks Allen County; d. July 21, 1957, Beaver Ok interred Pioneer Cemetery July 23 1957.

vi. PERRY PHILLIP HIBBS, b. April 14, 1877, Humboldt, Ks Allen County; d. 1960's.

Notes for PERRY PHILLIP HIBBS: never married

11. vii. SAMUEL ROBERT HIBBS, b. February 18, 1879, Humboldt, Ks Allen County (Sunset); d. September 18, 1946, Perryton, Ochiltree County, TX. Buried in Ochildree Cemetery Perryton TX..

12. viii. JESSIE ALLIE NORAH, b. April 09, 1881, Humboldt, Ks Allen County; d. March 13, 1975, Woodward Ok interred March 15 Beaver Ok Pioneer Cemetery.

13. ix. WESLEY LLOYD HIBBS, b. February 20, 1883, Humboldt, Ks Allen County; d. Beaver Cemetery.

24. LONZO10 HIBBS (WESLEY LLOYD9, AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) He married IDA DAY.

Children of LONZO HIBBS and IDA DAY are:

i. LEON LAVERN11 HIBBS.

ii. FRED HIBBS.

25. JENOBELL10 HIBBS (WESLEY LLOYD9, AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) She married BEN PHELPS.

Child of JENOBELL HIBBS and BEN PHELPS is:

i. LYNN11 PHELPS.

26. LEUBELL10 HIBBS (WESLEY LLOYD9, AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) She married BURETTE LUCAS.

Children of LEUBELL HIBBS and BURETTE LUCAS are:

i. BOB11 LUCAS.

ii. JANET LUCAS.

14. x. MARTHA ELIZABETH HIBBS, b. 1885, Humboldt, Ks Allen County or Wichita KS; d. Beaver cemetery.

27. PAULINE10 HINKLE (MARTHA ELIZABETH9 HIBBS, AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) She married HARRY I EVANS.

Child of PAULINE HINKLE and HARRY EVANS is:

i. CHARLES11 EVANS, m. XX.

 

15. xi. OWEN BERNARD HIBBS, b. December 16, 1890, Humboldt, Ks Allen County; d. Wichita Falls TX.

 

Generation No. 4

5. WESSIE9 HIBBS (WESLEY8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) died 1908. He married GEORGIA NICHOLS 1905 in Beaver Ok. She was born in Mullinsville, KS, and died 1950 in Beaver OK.

Child of WESSIE HIBBS and GEORGIA NICHOLS is:

i. VENUS10 HIBBS, m. ELMER BLOSSER.

6. ED9 HIBBS (WESLEY8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) He married MATTIE KILE. She was born in Elmwood Vicinity Beaver OK.

Children of ED HIBBS and MATTIE KILE are:

16. i. BERTHA10 HIBBS.

ii. HERBERT HIBBS.

iii. TED HIBBS.

7. GRACE9 HIBBS (WESLEY8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) She married FRANCIS COLEMAN.

Children of GRACE HIBBS and FRANCIS COLEMAN are:

i. VERA10 COLEMAN, m. AL SANDLIN.

17. ii. THELMA COLEMAN.

8. FLORENCE DELL9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1866 in Illinois, and died in 1950's. She married LINUS WHITTEN.

Notes for LINUS WHITTEN:

Danny whiten Cleveland Oklahoma

LUSK

FLORENCE'S DAUGHTER

FULSOME nm

Child of FLORENCE HIBBS and LINUS WHITTEN is:

18. i. AMOS10 WHITTEN.

9. WARREN LAWRENCE9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born September 20, 1869 in Illinois. He married JESSIE CROSS.

Notes for WARREN LAWRENCE HIBBS:

married Jessie Wright??? grandma Julia not sure

Children of WARREN HIBBS and JESSIE CROSS are:

i. ELMER ELLSWORTH10 HIBBS.

ii. ELSIE HIBBS, m. WILLIAM YEAGER.
Notes for WILLIAM YEAGER:
two sons three daughers

iii. ESTIE HIBBS.

iv. IRWIN HIBBS.

v. ROBERT HIBBS.

vi. CLARENCE HIBBS.

10. SARAH ELLEN9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 17, 1874 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County, and died July 21, 1957 in Beaver Ok interred Pioneer Cemetery July 23 1957. She married (1) WILEY RHODES in Married Wiley When she was 80 years old. She married (2) ELIAS BOUGE January 17, 1892 in Beaver Co OK. He was born May 18, 1869 in Lyons Co Kansas, and died 1927 in fall.

Children of SARAH HIBBS and ELIAS BOUGE are:

19. i. MILDRED ELLEN10 BOUGE, b. July 08, 1893, Burlington Ks Coffey County; d. June 03, 1973, West Covina Calf buried in Pioneer Cemetery Beaver Ok June 6 1973.

ii. CARL ELLSWORTH BOUGE, b. April 18, 1903, Guymon Ok  m. LULU PATRICK.

Notes for CARL ELLSWORTH BOUGE:

Carl Ellsworth Bogue, first married LULU Patrick then Divorced. Then he married Maureen Croisley; They divorced. He married Pricilla ???. they have both passed away. Carl  never had a family. Karl died in Calf and is buried there. Karl was a fireman and an engineer for the BM &E (the Beaver Meade, & Englewood Railroad) for the many years. This railroad was also the M K & T.

Only the branch line for Beaver to Felt in the far western end of the Panhandle was the run they made. This was about a three hundred mile trip. In the 1960's and 1970's this railroad was abandoned, sold and torn up.  The  Katy line from felt Ok, through the Panhandle and south to Altus Ok is gone forever.

This information submitted to My grandmother Julia Hibbs McManus by Roy Broadfoot Feb  20 1985.

11. SAMUEL ROBERT9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 18, 1879 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County (Sunset), and died September 18, 1946 in Perryton, Ochiltree County, TX. Buried in Ochiltree Cemetery Perryton TX.. He married LURA BELL LUKE May 19, 1908 in Beaver City, Beaver County OK, daughter of ETHAN LUKE and JULIA LUKE. She was born January 13, 1884 in Tyndall S Dakota Bonn Homme, and died December 12, 1967 in Southwestern Convalescent Amarillo TX buried Ochiltree Cemetery Perryton TX.

Notes for SAMUEL ROBERT HIBBS:

Rob Samuel Robert Hibbs was a Reverend and a blacksmith.

S.R. (Rob) Hibbs

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Rob and Lura Hibbs 1928 Perryton TX

taken from A History of Beaver County OK Families, published 1992 by Beaver Co Historical Society Inc. Vol III PO Box 457 Beaver Ok 73932 405-626-4439

Article written and submitted by Daughter Julia Hibbs McManus of Gage Oklahoma

S. R. (Rob ) Hibbs came to Beaver County in 1886 at the age of 7 with his father and mother, Amos and Rosa Hibbs, and family.

The Hibbs family was living in Humboldt Ks in the late 1870's when Amos Hibbs acquired a contract with the government to freight Army supplies from the end of the railroad at Dodge City Ks by wagon to Tascosa, TX, and Ft. Henderson, TX (Old Miami), for four trips a year. He had four wagons and eight yoke of oxen. Humboldt was a long way from Dodge City. He could only get home three or four times a year, and then only for a few days at a time. It would take him over two month round trip, then he would ride the train to LA Harp, then ride a horse ten miles home, stay a few days, then catch the train from La Harp back to Dodge City.

The freight crossing on the Beaver River was where Beaver City is now, about half way on his route. There was good grass and plenty of water there, so he would spend two or three days there repairing wagons and letting the oxen feed up and rest. He decided to move his family there so he could spend more time with them.

He found a beautiful spot about seven miles southeast from what is now the town of Beaver. He obtained permission from the Army to build a home there. Amos cut down some cottonwood trees and cleared a plot of land. He cut poles and logs for construction and started a sod house. In 1883 he brought some of the older children with him to spend the summer working on the home. Four-year-old Rob came with them and made a full trip with his father. They picked and stacked buffalo bones; they loaded the bones on the wagons on the way back. Amos sold the bones at Dodge City, Kansas. They finish the sod house in 1886. Four Hibbs brothers, Wesley, Peter, Asa, and Amos with their families, moved by covered wagon to Beaver County in the spring of 1886,

 

The sod house had five rooms, a bedroom and living room across the front, a long room for a kitchen and dining room in the center, two bedrooms across the back. The two back bedrooms had no floors but the rest of the house was floored with cottonwood longs and sand filling between them. The logs were laid on the ground. They said it was more like a washboard than a floor.

Rob Hibbs first school was in an abandoned sod house. He had to walk two miles. The teacher was Miss Mamie Ashcraft. When he was nine years old, he went with his brother Clarence to work as a chore boy for John George on his ranch on the Beaver River. He continued to work on ranches as a chore boy, broncobuster and cowboy until he was 16 yrs old. Rob was very good at taming horses for work on the ranches, and he made good money and came home with enough for his own needs and gave his mother enough to keep the family through the winter. He was 16 years old and wanted to go to school. He taught himself as much as possible and was able to enter Beaver School for two years; he rode his horse seven miles and graduated from the Beaver Elementary School; that was all they had in Beaver at that time. After school he went back to work on the ranches. In 1898 he joined Roosevelt's Rough Riders; he took some training at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, then went to Louisiana, but the war was over too soon for him to get to Cuba. He came home and went to work for the Ewing Ranch near Higgins, TX, where he met Will Rogers who was also working there. Bill Cody came through the country with his Wild West Show. Rob had a trained bucking horse; one of the tricks was to roll a cigarette while the horse bucked very high, Will Rogers whirled his rope and Rob rode his horse through the loop. They attended the show and put on their show and Cody Hired them. Rob worked with the Wild West Show several seasons. He went to New York's Madison Square Garden one season.

Rob Hibbs filed on a claim 19 miles southeast of Beaver. I don't know what they year was. He was working to help his family; his brothers helped him prove up on his land. He built a one-room dugout, fenced some land for field, and hired a neighbor to break 40 acres. There was a large spring and good water on his land that is where the sheep war took place. The sheep men were watering their sheet there and tramping out the spring. Rob was shot through the stomach and carried the bullet in his back near his spine the rest of his life.

Rob bought out some other claims adjoining his land so he had one and one-half sections. He gave land in one corner for a school. The first school was built from sod; Rob's sister Mrs. Jessie Drum (Jessie Hibbs Drum) was the first teacher. there were 50 pupils the first year. The people of the community raised money for lumber for a better building later.

In 1907 Lura Luke came to Beaver County. Her brother had a claim near Rob Hibbs. Lura Luke was born in Tendal S Dakota, in 1884. She came to Oklahoma in 1896 with her father, Ethan Allen Luke, who was a stone mason and civil engineer. he got a railroad construction contract in Oklahoma. He built railroads in Oklahoma for ten years, then built brick buildings and dams. Lura cooked for his construction crews until she came to Beaver County. Lura's Brother Thomas Luke hauled water from Rob Hibbs' spring. Lura Luke and Rob Hibbs met at the spring; he started courting her and they married on May 19, 1908.

The first two children, Robert Darell  and Julia Rosa, were born in a one-room Dugout. In 1911 Rob built a two-room frame house. Rob needed more land for pasture for his cattle and he sold out in 1913 and bought four sections in Hansford and Ochiltree County.

Submitted by Julia Hibbs Faus McManus 1991

Pallbearers: Geo Symons Sam Faus John Williams Sam Janzen Tommy Manning Dave Regier

Notes for LURA BELL LUKE:

Lura's first marriage was short lived, ending in divorce. Reasons unknown. No Children. There is a wedding picture of Lura & Louis Eubanks that Lura mailed to her Grandmother Ann Fetterhoff Luke in Ohio. On the back she wrote, "Compliments of Mrs. Lura and Mr. Louis Eubanks, Arkansas City, KS, and addressed to : "To Mrs.; Ann Luke"

Ruth Reardon wrote in 1980:

I did not know that my mother had been married before she married my father, but had not known the name of her first husband. I was about nine years old when an occasion arose that my parents felt it necessary to tell us that my mother had been married before. They gathered the three of us together and told us at the same time. It was seldom mentioned after that. At one time, I asked my mother what the name of her first husband was. She just gave me a short answer of "Eubanks" and did not mention any given name, so I guess It was an unpleasant memory with her. I never did question her about it again. In the picture she looks like a little girl, doesn't she. She was twenty-four when she married my father. He had never married and was twenty-nine at that time."

Ruth Also writes: This is a copy of a sheet of information that I found among Mama's things that she left in an old truck, in her own writing and spelling. Since it was in her own writing I wanted to keep it.

" I Lura B Luke, left Colbert OK, Jan 14 1908. My brother, Tom Luke, met me at Shattuck OK, and we got to his home in Beaver County OK Jan 16 1908. She writes Lura B Hibbs Birth and residence Record:

Lura Bell Luke was born in Bonhom County S Dakota on Jan 13 1884. In October 1894, She with her parents and brothers and one sister moved to Platsburg, Missouri and in December 1900 they moved to Pawnee Co. OK. In Jan 1908 Lura Bell moved to Beaver Co OK where she was united in marriage to Samuel Robert Hibbs May 19th 1908. and in Feb 1913 her, & her husband, & one daughter Julia Rosa Moved to Hansford County TX. To this union was born 2 sons and 2 daughters of which 1 son and 2 daughters are still living namely Julia Rosa, Ruth Jo, and Lawrence Dell. In May 1941 her & her husband moved to Perryton TX. (signed) Lura B Hibbs Perryton, TX, December24 1967. on the edge of the paper was the following: Saved August 19th 1924 at home 17 miles west of Perryton, TX.

Lura B Hibbs

Perryton--Funeral Services for Mrs. Lura B Hibbs, 83 are pending with Boxwell Brothers of Perryton TX. Mrs. Hibbs died Tuesday morning in Southwest Convalescent Home of Amarillo where she had been a patient since December 1963.

Mrs. Hibbs was born in Yankton, S.D. She was a member of the Gospel Church of Perryton.

Surviving are the daughters, Mrs. Julia McManus , and Mrs. Ruth Reardon of Perryton; son LD. of Dumas; two sisters, three brothers; 11 grandchildren, and 35 great-grand children

Obituary written by Ruth Reardon:
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Great Grandmother Lura Hibbs 1944

Lura Bell Luke, daughter of Ethan and Julia Luke, was born in Avon, Bonham County S. Dakota Jan 13 1884. At an early age moved to Pawnee County Ok , where she grew to young woman-hood.

While visiting her brother, near Beaver, Ok, in 1908, she met Samuel Robert Hibbs, who lived on a home-stead near there. They were united in marriage in Beaver, Ok, may 19, 1908. to this union four children were born: Robert Darold, who died in infancy, Julia Rosa, Ruth Jo, Lawrence Dell.

In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hibbs with their oldest daughter, moved to a ranch in the Palo Duro Creek district, west of the present town of Perryton, and there they resided for many years before moving into Perryton in 1941, Where they were living at the time of Rob Hibbs death, and which is still the home of Lura Hibbs.

In 1924 she professed her faith in Christ and accepted Him as her Savior, serving Him faithfully until the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, Mrs. Homer McManus of Amarillo, and Mrs. Tim Reardon of Perryton and one son Lawrence D Hibbs of Dumas. Two sisters, Mrs. Henry O Howe, of Salem Oregon, and Mrs. O J Alberson of Salem, Illinois. Three brothers, Marvin Luke of Yale Ok, and Allen Luke of Brownwood TX, and George Luke of Abilene TX. Eleven grand children and thirty four great grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends.

Among her survivors in Spearman is grand-daughter Mrs. J L Pierce.

Funeral Services were conducted at 2 pm December 15 1967 in the Full Gospel Church at 4th and Eaton, In Perryton, with Rev Robert Giraouard of Spearman, officiating, assisted by Rev OA Busch, Pastor.

Pallbearers: Sam Janzen Daniel Newman Carl Scroggs Floyd Fike Jana Janzen J M Randolph

Interment was in Ochiltree Cemetery, beside her husband her parents, under the direction of Boxwell Brothers.

Children of SAMUEL HIBBS and LURA LUKE are:

20. i. JULIA ROSA10 HIBBS, b. September 20, 1911, Beaver Oklahoma.

21. ii. RUTH JO HIBBS, b. March 23, 1913; d. March 11, 1995, Pampa TX buried Ochiltree Cemetery Perryton TX.

22. iii. LAWRENCE DELL HIBBS, b. September 01, 1914, Hanford County TX; d. December 26, 1986, Amarillo TX interred Dumas TX Northlawn Gardens.

iv. ROBERT DAROLD HIBBS.

12. JESSIE ALLIE9 NORAH (AMOS8 HIBBS, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 09, 1881 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County, and died March 13, 1975 in Woodward Ok interred March 15 Beaver Ok Pioneer Cemetery. She married LUTHER EDWARD DRUM March 04, 1900 in Beaver Co OK, son of HENRY DRUM and EMILY FLETCHER. He was born November 20, 1874 in Chanute Neosho Co Ks, and died January 02, 1936 in Beaver Ok interred Pioneer Cemetery.

Children of JESSIE NORAH and LUTHER DRUM are:

i. ELLA10 DRUM, b. January 12, 1901, Beaver Co OK; d. April 12, 1901, Beaver Co OK.

23. ii. FRANK MORRIS DRUM, b. March 22, 1909, Beaver Co OK.

23. FRANK MORRIS10 DRUM (JESSIE ALLIE9 NORAH, AMOS8 HIBBS, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 22, 1909 in Beaver Co OK. He married OPAL HASKELL.

Notes for FRANK MORRIS DRUM:

Glenda Rowden

living in TX

Child of FRANK DRUM and OPAL HASKELL is:

i. GLENDR11 DRUM.

13. WESLEY LLOYD9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 20, 1883 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County, and died in Beaver Cemetery. He married CLHLORA STEWART in Beaver Ok. She died in Beaver Cemetery.

Children of WESLEY HIBBS and CLHLORA STEWART are:

i. ALZO10 HIBBS, m. EVE SMITH.

Notes for ALZO HIBBS:

Lives in Beaver OK

24. ii. LONZO HIBBS.

25. iii. JENOBELL HIBBS.

26. iv. LEUBELL HIBBS.

v. ELNORE HIBBS, m. JOHN SCHLEHOFER.

Notes for JOHN SCHLEHOFER:

two sons two daughers

vi. MAY HIBBS, m. ?? RIGGS.

14. MARTHA ELIZABETH9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1885 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County or Wichita KS, and died in Beaver cemetery. She married CHARLEY F HINKLE in Beaver.

Children of MARTHA HIBBS and CHARLEY HINKLE are:

i. PAUL10 HINKLE, d. died age 35.

27. ii. PAULINE HINKLE.

15. OWEN BERNARD9 HIBBS (AMOS8, JOHN SAMUEL7, VALENTINE6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 16, 1890 in Humboldt, Ks Allen County, and died in Wichita Falls TX. He married JOSIE MCMAIN in Wichita Kansas.

Children of OWEN HIBBS and JOSIE MCMAIN are:

i. BERNARD10 HIBBS.

ii. JAMES HIBBS.

iii. JACK HIBBS.

iv. OWEN B HIBBS.

v. CORNELIA HIBBS.

vi. ROSA HIBBS.

vii. ELIZABETH HIBBS.

 

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