Biography of J. Marshall Dibble
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Dibble, J. Marshall, is descended from James, his grandfather, who was born in Granby, Conn., and died there. Sherman Dibble, father of J. Marshall, was born in Granby, Conn., March 16, 1807, and died in Gaines August 17, 1867. In 1830 he settled in the town of Gaines and kept a hotel at East Gaines. He soon after purchased the farm where his son, Marshall, now resides. The farm consists of eighty acres situated on the transit. Sherman Dibble has held office as assessor and highway commissioner for several times. He married Caroline Holcomb, born in Granby, January 28, 1829, and their children are as follows: John A., born in Granby, Conn., July 13, 1832, resides in Gaines; Thomas P., born in Murray February 8, 1839, and died October 6, 1879, in Murray; James S., born in Murray June 8, 1843, and resides in Murray; J. Marshall, born in Gaines November 25, 1848. Sherman Dibble was a member of the Gaines and Murray Baptist church, of which he was a deacon for many years. Mrs. Dibble is still living at the age of eighty five. J. Marshall Dibble first attended the district school near where he was born, after which he attended the Albion Academy for one year. His father died when he was eighteen years of age and the farm was carried on by Marshall. He has dealt extensively in fruit, buying and selling apples, pears, quinces, and has raised on his farm as many as 1,000 bushels in one season. He has always been a Republican and has represented the county of Orleans in the assembly in the years 1884 and 1885. January 13, 1869, he married Mina Smith, of Albion, who was born in Saratoga county in 1850, and died May 18, 1890. They have one child, Gertrude H., born April 19, 1876. and is now attending the Brockport Normal School. J. Marshall Dibble, while in the assembly, was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and at the time the Legislature was Republican in both branches, with a Democratic governor, Mr. Dibble introduced as many as twenty. five bills. Among others he introduced the bill for building a bridge over the canal at Medina, which was signed by Governor Cleveland.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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