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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Hon. Marcus L. Tribble, farmer, was born in Bath County, Ky., November 2, 1845, son of Orson and Nancy (Parado) Tribble, grandson of Samuel Tribble, great-grandson of Andrew Tribble, great-great-grandson of George Tribble, and great-great-great-grandson of Peter Tribble, who was born in Yorkshire, England, came to America in 1680, and settled near Jamestown, Va., and from him descended a long line of worthy ancestors in the Old Dominion and in Kentucky. Orson Tribble, the father of our subject, was born in Clark County, Ky., in 1795; was a soldier in the War of 1812. Samuel Tribble, grandfather of M. T., was a soldier in the War of 1812; was in the battle of the Thames and River Rasin; was also a soldier in the St. Clair War, and was wounded in Harmon’s defeat. Andrew Tribble, great-grandfather of our subject, served in the Revolutionary War as chaplain, and carried a gun; he came to Kentucky as early as 1780, and was one among the first if not the first preacher that came to the State (was of the old Ironside Baptist faith). The Parados emigrated from old Virginia about the year 1800, and settled near Winchester, Ky. Hon. M. T. Tribble attained his growth in Kentucky, and when old enough engaged in agricultural pursuits; in connection with this he taught quite a number of terms of school. In 1869, at the age of twenty-four, he was married to Miss Mattie A. Kelso, daughter of William Chapman and Julia A. (Anderson) Kelso, both of whom were of old Virginia stock. Mrs. Tribble’s mother, Julia A. Anderson, was a daughter of Capt. William Anderson, who was a soldier in the War of 1812. In 1874 Mr. Tribble went to Illinois, spent four years in that State engaged in farming, after which he moved to Missouri in 1878, and located near Newtonia. Mr. and Mrs. Tribble have six children living—three sons and three daughters: Julia A., John T., Walker K., Katie S., Kelso and Clara Bell. Mr. Tribble has a fine farm of 280 acres near Newtonia, Mo., all well improved. To the reading public he is not a stranger; he has for several years been a regular contributor to the press under the name of “Ajax,” and his famous “Chronicles,” published in the Miner and Mechanic, of Neosho, attracted more attention and were more universally read than any letters ever published in the Southwest. He has always taken an active part in public matters, and was honored by the people of Newton County by being elected to the Thirty-fourth General Assembly of the State of Missouri. He has just been renominated by the Republican party of Newton County with great enthusiasm, without opposition, for re-election to the Legislature. He has held official membership in the Christian Church since early manhood, and is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. His wife has also held long membership in the same church.

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