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Biography of lra & Louise Dibble of Courtwright

From "Landmarks of Steuben County NY" by Harlo Hakes 1896

submitted by Annette Campbell, March 14, 2001

Ira F. Dibble was born in Courtwright, Delaware county, NY, July 3, 1830. Henry Dibble, his father, was one of the old settlers of Courtwright and in November, 1796, he married Betsey Butts, by whom he had thirteen children: Mary, Patty, Lyman, Lucy, Betsey, Alvira, Henry G., Moses B., Sallie A., Phebe, Harriet, Christopher and William M. For his second wife he married Hannah Brown, by whom he had seven children: Amy, Laura Ann, Cynthia, Harmon, Jackson, lra Ford, Hannah Maria, and Harriett Levantia. lra F. Dibble was educated in the district schools of Sidney and Courtwright, after which he engaged in farming, and now owns a farm of 212 acres on the Mead's Creek Road (Twp. of Erwin, Coopers Plains, Steuben Co, NY-AC). He married Louisa W., daughter of Richard Lee, a farmer of Sidney, by whom he had six children: Estella L., now Mrs. Charles Smith; lra Eugene; Mary Ester, now Mrs. Harry Chamberlain; Lesley D., and Henry Ford, the last three at home. Mr. Dibble died in 1892, aged sixty-two years.



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