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Joseph D. Tarbert[1]

Male 1838 - 1914  (76 years)


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  • Name Joseph D. Tarbert 
    Born 19-24 Dec 1838  Moorefield, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Dec 1914  Wild Rose Prairie, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Dec 1914  Wild Rose Prairie, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I242  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2013 

    Father John Tarbert,   b. Abt 1818, Athens, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Ann Dugan,   b. 1818, , Nelson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jan 1837  Moorefield twp, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John Tarbert,   b. Abt 1818, Athens, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Dugan,   b. Abt 1818, , Nelson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jan 1837  Moorefield twp, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Knox,   b. 11 Oct 1839, Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1900, Wild Rose Prairie, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1860  , Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Marriage date fo Nancy to Joseph Tarbert from Grace Gibert 223 S. Lincoln Apt. 4, Spokane WA 99204
    Children 
     1. Laura Belle Tarbert,   b. 12 Jul 1863, Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1952, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Jennie Leona Tarbert,   b. 13 Jan 1866, Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1946, Wilbur, Lincoln, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Aletia May Tarbert,   b. 10 Nov 1867, Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1887, Wild Rose Prairie, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Frank Joseph Tarbert,   b. 10 Aug 1870, Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1950  (Age 79 years)
     5. Elmore Tarbert,   b. 6 May 1872, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1954  (Age 81 years)
     6. Floyd Tarbert,   b. 25 Feb 1877, Adrian, Nobles, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1958, Colville, Stevens, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Nellie Winona Tarbert,   b. 24 May 1879, Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1938, Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     8. Clyde Tarbert,   b. 7 Jun 1881, Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1948, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Joseph Tarbert a Washington pioneer of 1884
    Joseph Tarbert a Washington pioneer of 1884
    Tarbert Family History - Tarbert Family News  Vol. 1, No. 1, page 1, 'A Tarbert Family Newsletter' July 1997
    Tarbert Family History - Tarbert Family News Vol. 1, No. 1, page 1, "A Tarbert Family Newsletter" July 1997
    Joseph and Nancy's story begins in Harrison County, Ohio, where Joseph and Nancy were born, grew to adulthood, married and started raising a family. Joseph Tarbert was born there on Christmas eve in 1838, the first child of John Sarah Tarbert. He was raised on the family farm with four brothers and three sisters. Nancy Knox was born the following year on Oct. 11, 1839, to Thomas and Eleanor Knox. She was the fifth of their nine children. Little is known of Nancy's youth except that both of her parents died on the same day when she was ten years old. No record is available to show who raised her. Joseph and Nancy were married Sep, 12, 1860. Their first child, Laura, was born July 12, 1863. A second daughter, Jennie, was born Jan. 13, 1866 and third daughter, Aletia, was born just a year later on Jan. 15. Joseph was a farmer, but it is apparent from subsequent events that he was also learning the carpentry trade during the next few years. By the end of the decade, Joseph had mastered his craft and the family's prospects were brighter elsewhere. It was time to leave Harrison County. Cont. - page2
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Tarbert Family History - Tarbert Family News  Vol. 1, No. 1, page 2, 'A Tarbert Family Newsletter' July 1997
    Tarbert Family History - Tarbert Family News Vol. 1, No. 1, page 2, "A Tarbert Family Newsletter" July 1997
    Page 2 continued from page 1 Joseph moved the family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they lived until 1875 while he worked in the building trades. Two sons were born during the families stay in Cincinnati. Frank was born Aug. 10, 1870, and Elmore on May 6, 1872. Joseph and Nancy next moved, with five children, to Worthington, Minnesota, where Joseph engaged in farming activities while working in the area as a carpenter. Three more children joined the family during the eleven-year stay in Worthington. Floyd was born Feb. 24, 1877, Nellie was born May 24, 1879, and the couple last-child, Clyde, was born June 7, 1881. Laura, the oldest daughter was nearly eighteen years old when Clyde was born, Two years later, on May 14, 1882, she became the bride of Marcus Cox. Exciting events were occurring to the west at this time. A settler had homesteaded in a beautiful little valley called Wild Rose Prairie in Washington Territory in 1882. The population of Spokane Falls - later shortened to Spokane - had grown to fifteen hundred. It was time for the Tarbert family to move. Records show the family arrived at Spokane Falls on May 6, 1884. It was Elmores twelfth birthday, Joseph was forty-six. The children ranged in age from eighteen years old Jennie to three years year old Clyde. Laura and Marcus Cox remained in Mimn., but would soon follow. Details of the move are not in public records. The Northern Pacific Railroad had reached Washington Territory in 1881, but some grandchildren were told the move was by covered wagons crossed the Spokane River on the Plantes Ferry just east of today's Felts Field. The family stayed in Spokane Fall for a short time while Joseph searched for a home site. He soon claimed land at Wild Rose Prairie (see Wild Rose Prairie - page 3) and began the construction of a fortified home (see Fort Tarbert-Page 4) l It was to serve as the family home and as an area fort against Indian attack. Joseph cleared and cultivated the quarter section and started farming as he continued practicing his carpentry trade. The Tarbert children grew to adulthood on the homestead, with the exception of Aletia. Aletia Tarbert died Jan. 15 1887 at nineteen years, two months and five days of age. Death was attributed to consumption (tuberculosis) aggravated by days and nights of concealment in the root cellar during Indian scares (see Fort Tarbert - Page 4). Aletia was buried at Wild Rose Cemetery see Wild Rosa Cemetery-Page 5) Spokane Fall suffered a devastating fire in 1889, creating an emergency need for Joseph's building construction skills. The family temporarily

  • Notes 
    • Family record sent to Vera Tarbert by Virgil Beyersdorfin, Ruth Tarbert, Julia Emerson, and Laura Gwinn

      1880 Census (G.S. ser. # 48459 pt. 430 p. 239 Olney twp. Harrison Co., OH) 1870 Census (G.S. ser. # 38066 pt. 17 p. 180 Nottingham twp. Harrison Co.,OH) Birthdate of Joseph D. Tarbert from Grace Gilbert, Spokane, WA.
      Birthdate of Joseph D. Tarbert from his tombstone at Wild Rose Prarie, WA. Birthdate of Joseph D. Tarbert from Nellie Moshier, Spokane, WA (daughter). ?Check on Spelling of Prarie (Prairie)

      U. S. Census 1870-Nottingham Twp., Harrison, Ohio U. S. Census 18800-Olney, Nobles, Minnesota
      Joseph Tarbert's birth date of 24 Dec 1838 From Grace Gilbert Dau-in-law of Joseph
      Also on tombstone at Wild Rose Prairie Cemetary, Spokane, Washington
      Marriage date of Joseph to Nancy Knox from Grace Gilbert " " " " " "
      from "An Illustrated History of Spokane County, State of Washington by Rev. Jonathan Edwards Published 1900 by W.H. Lever Page 510
      Place of Burial of both Joseph & Nancy and some of the children from Granddaughter Nellie Moshier
      at Wild Rose Prairie, Spokane, Washington

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998).