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Dinah (Meador) Tribble (abt. 1696 - bef. 1744)

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Dinah Tribble formerly Meador
Born about in Essex, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [uncertain]
Wife of — married before in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Caroline, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Sep 2014
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Dinah was born about 1696, the oldest child of John Meador and his second wife.

Dinah is sometimes called "Dinah Esther", but this is a reflection of mistaken research at some time in the past. People at this time did not have two given names.[1] In Dinah's case, it would appear that sometime in the past someone has confused Dinah with her older half-sister, Esther.

The problem may be that Dinah is named in her father's will, while Esther is not. Esther, on the other hand, is named in their father's bequest to the children of his first marriage, made prior to his second marriage.[2][3] Esther died before her father made his will, and Dinah, of course, was not born until after her father's remarriage.

Dinah married George Tribble prior to October 1721 (she is named Dinah Trible in her father's will). In 1722 she and George were living in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where George purchased land. In 1725, when George sold the land in Spotsylvania Coutny, he and Dinah were living in King and Queen County, possibly on land that became part of Caroline County in 1727.[4]

Dinah and George continued to live in Caroline County, where they were likely neighbours of Dinah's brother Jonas. It was there that Dinah died, sometime between 1741 and 1744.


George Tribble, birth: 1719, death: 1792
Mary Tribble, birth: about 1721, death: unknown
Shadrach Tribble, birth: about 1722 death: 1759
John Tribble, birth: about 1724 death: before 1769
Peter Tribble, birth: 1727death: 1792 / 1793
Dinah Tribble, birth: about 1734 death: unknown
Tribble, birth: about 173 6death: unknown


  • Meador, Victor P. (Victor Paul), and Bernal M. Meador. Our Meador families in colonial America: as found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia. (Independence, Missouri: V.P. Meador, 1983), Vol I
  • Nunnally, Perkins. The Descendants of Jonas and Frances Meador of Essex, Caroline, and Cumberland Counties, Virginia (1968); transcription made prior to 2008
    [Note: Nunnally seems to be one of the people who has confused Dinah with her sister Esther, possibly quoting from older research. His focus is on Dinah's brother Jonas, and he mentions Dinah only in passing.]
  • Dinah /Meador/, FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch, accessed 11 Dec 2015
    Note: The only sources cited are International Genealogical Index Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "Temple Ready Report Sidney L. Tribble, III :":

Text References

  1. The Use of Middle Names, Bob's Genealogy Filing Cabinet, Copyright by Robert W. Baird. Accessed 11 Dec 2015
  2. Meador and Meador, Our Meador families in colonial America
  3. Bequests to children of a previous marriage made prior to a parent's remarriage were not unusual at that time, meant to ensure that the children of the previous marriage were protected from the possible consequences of a parent's remarriage.
  4. Dinah Meador & husb. George Trible , June Bork, 14 Feb 2001, RootsWeb Archiver, accessed 19 Aug 2014


  • WikiTree profile Meadors-97 created through the import of Grant_David_Meadors_2008-02-17.ged on Sep 18, 2011 by Grant Meadors.
  • WikiTree profile Meador-130 created through the import of Clayton Burton_2009-10-26.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Clayton Burton.
  • WikiTree profile Meador-143 created through the import of Clayton Burton_2009-10-26.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Clayton Burton. * This person was created through the import of Crater Family Tree.ged on 04 January 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Meador-510 created through the import of Hiemstra_Dyer Family Tree.ged.ged on Oct 25, 2011 by John Hiemstra.
  • Meador-743 was created by John Floyd through the import of James-W-Justice-ancestors.ged on Aug 30, 2014.

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On 21 Jun 2015 at 02:20 GMT Kelly (Sullivan) Rishor wrote:

Meadors-97 and Meador-743 appear to represent the same person because: GeorgeTribble had two wives, but only one with this name Dinah Meador. I don't think there's an 's' on the end.

Dinah is 14 degrees from Jim Angelo, 16 degrees from Willis Carrier and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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