Second son of Nicholas & Maria Catharina Ley(en)berger
LUDWICK LYBARGER, SR.
b. @ 1735 in Palatinate, d. 1827 in Bedford County, PA
1st wife (@1760) BARBARA (@1736-1790)
2nd wife (before 1798) PHILBENA (d. after 1827)
Ludwick owned a farm west of Madley, Pennsylvania, and a tannery, a still, 4 horses, 3 cattle, and 2 sheep. He married twice and died with good eyesight and all his own teeth. He had a total of 15 children.
Lybargers, “frugal farmers and zealous Lutherans,” moved south, into Frederick County, Maryland, to farm.
Lybargers moved into Bedford County, Pennsylvania, to farm.
1775-79 – Revolutionary War
Bedford County, PA was at the edge of the frontier of the new nation at the start of the Revolutionary War, Lybarger fathers and sons served in the militia, primarily to protect their farms and families from American Indian attacks.
Ludwick Lybarger and his sons and nephews served in Captain Samuel Paxton’s Fourth Company, First Battalion, Bedford County Militia, also known as the Wills Creek Settlement Company.
1790 & 1800 census records
The 1790 census lists 28 Lybargers living in Bedford County,PA, in 6 households. In 1800, 57 Lybargers lived in 9 households in Londonderry Township of Bedford County, PA.
son of LUDWICK, SR.
ANDREW LYBARGER (1778-1885)
@ 1800 married
NAOMI THOMPSON (1783-1867)
Andrew & Naomi traveled in a covered wagon from Pennsylvania to Coshocton, Ohio in about 1810. Ohio recently became a state and he may have received land there as a Revolutionary War veteran. From 1828 until his death in 1855, he was a tanner in Danville, Ohio. They had nine children, including:
JAMES THOMPSON LYBARGER (1804-1864)
in 1833 married
(2nd wife) AMELIA CRUM (1813-1902)
James T. had a six-year-old son, Thompson, from his first marriage. Amelia arrived in Ohio in a covered wagon when she was 10. Her father was a Methodist minister. James learned tanning from his father, and also owned a hostelry near Millwood,Ohio.
James T. and Amelia Lybarger had two sons, The younger son was:
EDWIN LEWIS LYBARGER (1840-1924)
Edwin graduated from Millwood Academy in 1858 or ’59. In Nov. 1861 he enrolled at Champ Chase in a Knox County company that became Company K in the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He saw action from Feb. 1862 until mustering out in July 1865. He rose in rank to 1st Lieutenant and became the quartermaster of his regiment for Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Carolinas campaign. His regiment lost 65 men in battle, including its first colonel, and 191 men to disease. After the war he was in the retail trade, served in the state legislature, was active in the GAR veterans association, founded a bank, and owned a sheep ranch for a time.
In 1867, Edwin married SOPHRONIA WARREN ROGERS (1844-1885) They both contracted typhoid in 1885. He recovered to the news that she had died. They had no surviving children. The monument he built to her is still the largest in the old Workman Cemetery near Danville, Ohio.
HARRY SWAYNE LYBARGER (1888-1958)
In 1913, married
ETHEL FINNEY (1885-1968)
Harry practiced law until the 1920’s, then taught high school history in Coshocton. He and Ethel had 4 children,
The only daughter of Davida Margaret Lybarger Wilke is
JENNIFER L. WILKE, b. 1949