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Perry Arthur Lineberry 1885

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More on Perry Artemus (Art) Lineberry 1885

Posted: 8 May 2004 1:01PM GMT
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Your list of siblings included "Matthew." He was known as Matt, but his name was Madison Euphronus Lineberry. He had one sister, Nora Etta Lineberry who died at age 4 months. These two siblings were borne by D. M. Lineberry's first wife, Isabella (Ibby) Evans who died 9/20/1879.

D. M. married my great-grandmother, Rachael Leander Dobbs on 9/12/1880. They had nine children: Bertha Lenore, Etta Esther, Perry Artemus (Art), Orville Monroe, Otis Iverness (died at age 7 years), William Wybert (Bert), Lester Earl (Jack), Dorothy Rozella (Dot), and Mima Opal.

Aunt Mima was the last to go. She died just over 10 years ago in Shelbyville at age 91.

I have several pictures that I can send you. There is one circa 1960 of the six brothers and sisters that made it to old age. I have one of Rachael and one of Abram Lineberry. Also obit on D. M. and on Rachael, plus other good stuff.

The story I was told about the Lineberrys is as follows:

Before the CIvil war, the youngest two sons of John Lineberry, Alfred and Abram, jointly owned a plantation in Randolph Co., NC. Abram (Dewitt Monroe's father) and his brother were not of the same mind regarding slavery. In 1854, anticipating the Civil War, Abram freed his slaves, gave his half of the plantation to his brother Alfred, and moved his family to Cumberland Co., Illinois, near Toledo.

You will see threads on this board regarding Jacob Lineberry and Mary Catherine Youngblood. They are the parents of John Lineberry and the grandparents of Alfred and Abram.

Uncle Art's mother was Rachael Leander Dobbs. Her parents were Nathan Carol Dobbs and Julia Ann Berry. Nathan was a Pvt, Company I, 5th Cavalry Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. Fought in the Civil War at the Battle and Siege of Vicksburg. His name is on a plaque in Illinois Memorial at Vicksburg battlefield. Enlisted 9/23/1861, mustered out 11/7/1864, Vicksburg, Miss. Julia was the daughter of Joseph Nelson Berry and a full blooded Indian, thus making your grandfather 1/8th Indian.

Nathan and Julia had 11 children including one set of twins and one set of triplets. Rachael Leander Dobbs was the twin of Perry Alexander Dobbs which may have something to do with your grandfather's name! When I lived in Mattoon in the 1950s and 1960s, the town was full of Dobbs and their descendents. I remember when I was in junior high school, I really liked this one girl. When I mentioned to my Mom that I wanted to ask her out, I was told to forget it, she was my cousin!

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roseannparker... 22 Feb 2004 10:12PM GMT 
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boilerrazor 8 May 2004 4:22PM GMT 
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