Re: Tribell in Tulsa
Donald: I'm just today getting around to reading your message of 10/29/02 regarding the Tribell Family. My dad was
Maurice LaFayette Tribell, half brother of George W. Tribell. You mentioned a Maurice Tribell wanted on a minor warrant in Florida. This is no doubt my nephew, Maurice Lamar Tribell (we know him as "Lamar") I'm sorry to hear about his trouble. We are not close and do not correspond.
The DA in Kentucky you referred to being killed was my brother, William S. Tribell.
I assume you know about the proposed Tribell family reunion in 2003. If you are not familiar with all this, you can get info from (cousin) Jeanette Melis at Jmelis@bellsouth.net.
My father always told me that his father told him that our ancestor was forced to leave France during the Huguenot
persecutions, went to Ireland, married, and came to America.
This would probably have been somewhere around 1685-1700. Idont know what we were doing for the next hundred years or so, but the Tribell name shows up in various places in the United States. Our grandfather, Jeremiah LaFayette Tribell was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee (just across the state line from Bell County, Kentucky) in 1859. His father (same name as my father) was living in Claiborne County, TN around 1820-1830. I think he was wounded in the Mexican War which would have been around 1845. I am notsure what year Jeremiah came to Kentucky, but my dad was born in Whitley County, KY in 1896 and the family came to
Bell County, KY in 1900 and lived at Straight Creek where the Straight Creek mines was located. Dad went to work in the mines at age 11.
In your message you mentioned a brother called Junior. He is buried in the Irish Cemetery at Tazewell, Tennessee and apparently his full name was George William Tribell, and he was around 14 years old at the time of his death.
Well, I guess I have rambled on enough today. I have some pictures (two of grandfather Jeremiah) that I will be glad to share with you. By the way, thanks for the Web Ferret info. I intend to look into it. Talk to you later.