Zacheus Lester Tripp

Zacheus Lester Tripp
b. 13 May 1834, Pennsylvania, to David R. and Elizabeth “Betsey L. (Osgood) Tripp
d. 15 April 1880, Butler County, Missouri

m. 28 February 1856, Union County, Kentucky
Nancy Johnson Blue
b. 1838, Henderson, Kentucky, to Uriah and Rachel (McKenny) Blue
d. 4 April 1884

Children with Nancy Johnson Blue:

  • William James “Will” (1856-bet. 1900-1910) married Manerva Alifore Keith
  • Lesteria A. (1858-1858)
  • Olive Bell (1860-1866)
  • Zacheus Olvy (1862-1878)
  • Mary C. (b. 1864) married Jackson Mabery
  • Naomi J. (1866-1866)
  • Fanny Allie (1867-1878)
  • Roxannah “Roxie” (1867-1940) married Martin J. Young
  • Rachel Susan (stillborn 1873)
  • Lenor Leota (b. 1874)
  • Joseph David (b. 1877)

Zacheus traveled to Indiana in 1838 at the age of 4, arriving in Evansville, Indiana, after riding down the Ohio River on a raft built by his father. Zacheus’ family was in Gibson County for at least a short time.

His father died a few years after moving to Indiana but the rest of the family was intact when the 1850 census was taken. Six years later, Zacheus married and by 1860 most of his family members had died, including his first born daughter, Lesteria.

Zacheus joined the Union 8th Cavalry, Company H, in Henderson, Kentucky, on 13 September 1862 and mustered out on 23 September 1863, at Russellville, Kentucky. By 1870 he had moved his family to Ash Hill Township, Butler County, Missouri. He farmed there and had a cotton gin in 1875.

Submitted by:
Darlene McNeelis
Poplar Bluff MO

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