Leonard Dwight Kibby
KIBBY, ELWELL, CLARK, BARNHARDT, WILSON, WILSON, JENKS, GERHARDT, CARTER
Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/7/2005 at 02:43:59
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Leonard Dwight Kibby ... first came into this region in 1884, as a young man of twenty-three years, arriving here from Shelby County, Iowa. He and two other young men landed at Dodge City, where Mr. Kibby arrived without a cent. For a time he worked as a quarryman in a stone quarry ten miles north of Dodge City, and another early employment was in the construction of an irrigation ditch along the Arkansas River.
He was born in Allamakee County, that state, December 15, 1862. His father, George Kibby, was born in England, and came to the United States at the age of seven years with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kibby. Joseph Kibby remained for a time near Auburn and Skaneateles, New York, and then proceeded westward, stopping for a brief time in Illinois and Wisconsin and finally settling in Allamakee County, Iowa, where Joseph Kibby and wife died. Their children comprised George, William, James and Libbie. The daughter married Mr. Elwell. George Kibby grew up in the various localities named and when the Civil war came on he tried to get accepted for military service but was rejected. For a time he was in the manufacturing business in Wisconsin, but otherwise his life was devoted to farming and he died on his farm in Harlan, Iowa, in 1882. His first wife was Mary Clark, daughter of Hubbard Clark, whose ancestors were among the early English settlers of this country. Hubbard Clark married Sarah Barnhardt, of a Pennsylvania Dutch family. George Kibby and his first wife separated, and both of them married again. She became the wife of George Wilson and died in Hughes County, Oklahoma, and had one son by her second marriage, Ed Wilson, now of Hughes County. George and Mary Kibby had three daughters and four sons: Albert, of Iowa; Leonard Dwight; George W.; and Frank, of Hughes County, Oklahoma, being the sons. George Kibby married for his second wife, Julia J. Jenks, and their children were: Vilie Melvin, of Kirkman, Iowa; Matthew, of North Dakota; Mrs. Florence Gerhardt, of Harlan, Iowa; William, of South Dakota; and Grace, wife of William Carter, of North Dakota.
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-source: A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Chicago: Lewis, 1918
-transcribed by the Baxter Springs Middle School students & their instructors, of Baxter Springs, Kansas
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