PHILIBERT JOSEPH, II

Male 1804 - 1884


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  • Suffix  II 
    Born  14 Feb 1804  St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Feb 1884  Stone Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Philibert Cemetery, Kimberly Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00918  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified  4 Jul 2005 

    Father  PHILIBERT JOSEPH, I,   b. 25 Dec 1769, St. Joseph, Maskinonge, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1866, St. Louis, Louisiana Territory, Calvary Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ORTES FLORENCE,   b. 1784, St. Louis, Louisiana Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1832, St. Louis, Louisiana Territory; bu. St. Louis King of France Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jun 1803  Catholic Cathedral, St. Louis (Old Cathedral) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00291  Group Sheet

    Family 1  SCHELL STAR 
    Family ID  F00348  Group Sheet

    Family 2  YOCUM PENINAH (PERNEMIA) (YOCKUM),   b. 1817, Arkansas; dob may be 1815; second spouse to Joseph Philibert II Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1852, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Feb 1833  Green Co., MO; dom may be 1835; m. by Thomas Henson, a Baptist minister. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. PHILIBERT AUGUSTUS J.,   b. 1835, Green County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Stone Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. PHILIBERT MARY ELIZA,   b. 1836, White River Twp, Green Co., MO; dob may be 1837 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1909, Pettigrew, Madison Co., Arkansas - homestead of Thomas Yoachum Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. PHILIBERT SARAH ELIZABETH,   b. 1837 or 1839, James Twp. Tanney Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Stroud, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. PHILIBERT JOHN JACOB,   b. 1841, James Twp. Tanney Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. PHILIBERT CHARLES EDWARD,   b. 5 May 1844, James Twp. Tanney Co., Missouri;second spouse to Sarah. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1918, Stone Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. PHILIBERT JOSEPHINE,   b. 1851, James Twp. Tanney Co., Missouri; dob may be 1847 or 1849 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1886
    >7. PHILIBERT WILLIAM ADOLHUS,   b. 1852, James Twp. Tanney Co., Missouri; dob may be 1851; 19 yrs. old on 1870 census Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00289  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    Philibert - History of Stone County, Missouri Volume II:
    Philibert - History of Stone County, Missouri Volume II:
    From an article in the History of Stone County, Missouri Volume II:
    Information on Philiberts.
    INDIANS OF THE OZARKS
    INDIANS OF THE OZARKS
    INDIANS OF THE OZARKS
    by Jeannie Jones
    for the Rattler

    Transcribed by Wanda Lee (Brink) Gines
    Tour directions from an 'Ozark Mountain Visitor'
    Tour directions from an "Ozark Mountain Visitor"
    Tour directions from an "Ozark Mountain Visitor"
    - April 1977 by Marcia Lemons:
    Philibert, Joseph - et al Land Case Missouri Supreme Court
    Philibert, Joseph - et al Land Case Missouri Supreme Court
    Philibert, Joseph - et al Land Case Missouri Supreme Court
    Philibert, Joseph II - Early Canadian Church records
    Philibert, Joseph II - Early Canadian Church records
    Philibert, Joseph II - Early Canadian Church records
    Philibert, Joseph - Missouri Supreme Court Case
    Philibert, Joseph - Missouri Supreme Court Case
    Philibert, Joseph - Missouri Supreme Court Case - 1860-1862 - Possession of Land on the Old Grand Prairie Commons.

    Histories

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    JOSEPH PHILIBERT AND PERNINA YOACHUM
    JOSEPH PHILIBERT AND PERNINA YOACHUM
    Philibert, Joseph - Probate Records - 1884
    Philibert, Joseph - Probate Records - 1884
    Probate Records for the Estate of Joseph Philibert from 1884 - Transcribed by Wilma Fields?
    Philibert, Joseph - Deposition in Missouri Supreme Court Case against William Gillis' Estate.
    Philibert, Joseph - Deposition in Missouri Supreme Court Case against William Gillis' Estate.
    TRANSCRIPT OF JOSEPH PHILIBERT DEPOSITION IN MISSOURI SUPREME COURT CASE AGAINST THE WILLIAM GILLIS ESTATE. FILED JANUARY 15, 1875 Contributed by Wilma Fields All rights reserved.
    Philibert, Joseph - St. Genevieve
    Philibert, Joseph - St. Genevieve
    Philibert, Joseph - St. Genevieve - From July 18, 1820
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town
    Philibert, Joseph - Philibert and the Delaware Indians by Senator Emory Malton (version 1)
    Philibert, Joseph - Philibert and the Delaware Indians by Senator Emory Malton (version 1)
    Philibert, Joseph - Philibert and the Delaware Indians by Senator Emory Melton (version 1)

    (NOTE: I have found two versions of this article. I am not sure which one was the original and which was edited. I am including both for completeness)
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town and the Swan Trading Post
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town and the Swan Trading Post
    Philibert, Joseph - Delaware Town and the Swan Trading Post by Senator Emory Melton as reprinted in the White River Valley Historical Quarterly Volume 6, Number 3, Spring 1977.

    (Note: I have found two versions of this article. Since I do not know which is the original and which was edited, I am including both of them on this web site for completeness).
    Philibert, Joseph - The Lenape Indians
    Philibert, Joseph - The Lenape Indians
    Philibert, Joseph - The Lenape Indians
    Philibert, Joseph - Joseph in Stone County
    Philibert, Joseph - Joseph in Stone County
    Philibert, Joseph - Joseph in Stone County. White River Valley historical Quarterly Volume 9, Number 3, Spring 1986
    Philibert, Joseph - General Biography transcribed from the History of Stone Co.
    Philibert, Joseph - General Biography transcribed from the History of Stone Co.
    Philibert, Joseph - General Biography transcribed from the History of Stone Co.. Transcribed by Wanda L. Gines.
    Philibert, Joseph and Peninah - The McCullough Community and Williams Township Stone County, Missouri
    Philibert, Joseph and Peninah - The McCullough Community and Williams Township Stone County, Missouri
    The McCullough Community and Williams Township Stone County, Missouri
    White River valley Historical Society
    Volume 9, Number 3, Spring 1986

  • Notes 
    • DELAWARE TOWN AND THE SWAN TRADING POST 1822 - 1831 by Senator Emory Melton, Cassville, Missouri, printed by Litho Printers, Cassville, Missouri, is copied and stored in microsoft word as Delaware.doc.

      Joseph was first married to an Indian Chieftains daughter. Choutau's were his kinsmen. Another source says it was the Delawares.
      Grandson Littleberry Dotson says he was born in 1800.

      JOSEPH PHILIBERT AND PERNINA YOACHUM

      According to the old St. Louis Church records, Joseph was born February 13, and baptised February 14, 1804. The History of Greene County published in 1883 says Joseph Phillabert (pronounced Fillabare) and William Gilles were traders with the Indians. This was back in the days when the Delaware Indians were there, then Phillabert remained in Greene County when the Indians emigrated to Indian Territory. In a speech about pioneers of Greene County in 1876 he was the oldest of SW Missouri at that time. The Reminiscent History of the Ozarks say Joe Philibert settled at old Delaware Town, Greene Co. in 1822, ten years before a store was opened at Springfield, Missouri.

      Greene Co. marriages list Joseph Philibert and Peniniah Yoachum on February 26, 1833. In 1837 Taney County was formed from Greene and in 1851 Stone County was formed from Taney. The 1850 census was the first to list members of the household by name, age, where born. Children of this marriage, as deciphered from the census were:

      Augustus M Born 1835 in Missouri
      Mary Eliza F Born 1836 in Missouri m Elives Horn
      Sarah Elizabeth F Born 1839 in Missouri m Thomas Dotson
      John Jacob M Born 1841 in Missou
      Charles Edward M Born 1844 in Missouri
      Josephine M Born 1851 in Missouri m William White
      William Adolphus M Born 1852 in Missouri

      Joseph died February 4, 1884. The Probate Court of Stone Co. has heirs:

      Eliza Mobley, Sarah Dotson, Charles E. Philibert, Josephine White, John Philibert, all residing in Stone Co. and Adolphus Philibert who resides in Nolan Co., Texas.

      As Inventory: a total of 327 acres of land, 6 cows, 4 heifers, 2 calves, 5 steers, 2 horses, 1 lot shop tools, 1 grind stone, 1 maddox, 1 umbrella, 1 saddle rider, 1 two-horse wagon complete, 1 set harness, 4 plows, 1 lot of corn (60 bushels, more or less), cash on hand $392.50.

      The administrators of the estate were listed as William White and Thomas Dotson.

      When the government built Table Rock Dam, thereby inundating this land, they moved a cemetery found there to higher ground and named it the Philibert Cemetary. This is located 18 miles south of Galena, in the area once known as Radical. One of the headstones is inscribed:

      Joseph Philibert 2-11-1802 - 2-4-1884
      Perninia Philibert 1816 - 8- - 1852


      INTERVIEW WITH LITTLEBERRY DOTSON, REEDS SPRINGS, MISSOURI, CONCERNING HIS GRANDFATHER, JOSEPH PHILIBERT, JULY 11, 1954.

      Mr. Dotson, 77 years of age, states the following:

      Joseph Philibert was born in the year 1800 in St. Louis, Missouri, of French parents, who came to the New World in the 1700's from France. When Joseph Philibert was 15 years of age his father attempted to get him to become a Roman Catholic priest, but Joseph Philibert objected so strongly that his father bound him out until he was twenty-one years old. However, about the time Joseph Philibert was 16 years old, he ran away from the man he was bound to and went to live with the Indians, believed to be the Delaware. A year or so later, Joseph Philibert came to the mouth of James River with a group of Indians who established a camp on the bottom land now embraced by the Lester Loftin farm. Joseph Philibert was the first white man to come to what is now Stone County, Missouri. About 1818 James Yoachum came up White River from the mouth of Little North Fork River and landed at the mouth of James River to establish his ome. Joseph Philibert helped Yoachum unload his boats and family and assisted him in erecting a one-room log cabin on the right bank of James River at the point where James enters White River. While Philibert was unloading Yoachum's boat he was attracted to one of Yoachum's daughters, and made the statement to Yoachum, "Someday I'll marry that girl."

      A short time later, probably around 1819 or 1820, Joseph Philibert established contact with St. Louis and started an Indian trading post at the mouth of James River. He erected three log buildings; two were due south of the present Philibert cemetery and are where the barn of the Lester Loftin farm is now located. The trading post building was due east of the Philibert cemetery on a terrace between the cemetery and James River. In later years, this trading post building was used as a large smokehouse. At the time Yoachum arrived at the mouth of James River, Philibert was living with an Indian woman and raised a son. However, this woman and her son left with the Indians when they moved to Kansas about 1830. In February 26, 1833, Joseph Philibert married Peninah Yoachum. This marriage was performed by Thomas Henson, a Baptist minister, and was the fifth marriage performed in Greene County, Missouri. Greene County at that time embraced all of Christian, Taney, Stone, Lawrence and part of Barry County. Peninah Yoachum was the daughter of James Yoachum wo had attracted the interest of Philibert a few years earlier. Joseph Philibert and his wife, Peninah, raised seven children, four sons and three daughters, as follows:

      Sons: Jacob Philibert Daughters: Elisa Philibert
      Augustus Philibert Elizabeth Sarah Philibert
      Edward Philibert Josephine Philibert
      Adolphus Philibert

      Elisa Philibert was first married to Elivus Horn, he died and she married John Mobley, who died while in the Union Army at St. Louis.

      Elisabeth Sarah married John Horn, who died, and later married Tom Dotson.

      Josephine Philibert married a Mr. Van Hook.

      Mr. Dotson has no information as to who the Philibert sons married.

      After the Indians left the mouth of James River, James Yoachum entered the land from the government, and Joseph Philibert purchased land from him. Philibert later purchased what is known as the Fossett farm at White Rock Bluff on White River between the mouth of Schooner Creek and White's Branch. Philibert also owned the trading post, he freighted in ox wagons and canoes from Springfield, Rolla and St. Louis. Philibert is described as medium in size with black hair and black eyes. He was very gracious to his neighbors, and is said to have killed 30-40 head of hogs and one beef each winter and helped feed his neighbors in adverse conditions. Dotson has no information about the Yoachum Dollar, but recalls his aunt, Elisa Philibert Mobley, stating in later years that she knew what the molds were that the Yoachum Dollars were cast in.

      Littleberry Dotson is a tall angular man with curly greying black hair and dark eyes.
      Marvin E. Tong, Jr. 7/15/54

      From the files of Barbara Moore Deakins:
      Among the white men amidst the Indians were two who arrived about the time of the big influx of the Delawares. They were fur traders licensed by the government to serve the Indians living along the water courses of upper White Rivers. One was a Frenchman named Joseph Philibert. The trading post of Philibert and Gilliss was established near the confluence of the James and White Rivers. Early accounts fail to mention it's name, but it may have been called Saline, a result of being an important salt market. Saline appears on early crude maps. Joseph Philibert remained in the upper White River region after the Delawares departed for their new lands in Kansas. He took an active part in the social and political affairs in Greene, Stone and Taney Counties. He served the cause of the Union in the War of Rebellion and the people of Stone County as one of their first judges of the County Court (white River Historical Quarterly, Vol. 2. No.2, p.7. He reportedly married a lady of Indian descent and lived his life out in Stone County. He was buried in an old cemetery on the banks of White River near his old trading post. His body was exhumed about 1958 and reburied in a new cemetery as a result of the creation of Table Rock Lake.
      ....from the article "Indians of the Ozark Plateau" by Ingenthron


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