History of Campbell County, Tennessee

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By Dallas Bogan

Reprinted with Permission from Dallas Bogan.
The surname 'Seiber' is of German origin and is a shorter version of 'Seibert.' It means Victory - Bright. The following Seiber genealogy was taken with permission from the works as prepared by Wanda R. Grubbs' -Albers. The complete genealogy of the Seiber Family can be found through Wanda's e-mail site at: WandaR7@worldnet.att.net

     1.. Philip SEIBER Sr. was born about 1765 in Germany. He died about 1847 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Phillip married (1) UNKNOWN. Phillip married (2) Mary LIVELEY on 27 January 1802 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

     NOTE: Mary BEVERLY is rumored to have been Philip's first wife and that she was born about 1760. She died about 1845/1850 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Wanda found a marriage record for Philip SEIBER and Mary LIVELEY in Jefferson County and she is sure this Mary LIVELEY must be the second wife and the one that is mentioned in his will. She has recently seen that Philip's first wife might have been Maria HIMMELBERGER, but as far as she knows it has not been proven.
    NOTE: Philip may have been born in Germany. He was either in Pennsylvania or Maryland before coming to Tennessee. He is found in Jefferson County in 1802 where he married Mary Lively. Then he moved to what is now Frost Bottom in Anderson County, Tennessee. Anderson County was formed from Knox County in 1801. Philip is not found on the Anderson County tax list for 1802 nor 1805. First record that I've found for him is a survey for 112 acres of land on 26 December 1809.....MARRIAGE: (1)?Mary Beverley? Or Himmelberger (2) Philip Seber to Mary Liveley; bn; Jan 27, 1802, Peter Eckel??, married, on January 29, 1802.

     Philip SEIBER...The Last Will & Testament of Philip SIEBER Dec'd (Anderson County, Tennessee - Apr 1847 - Dec 1852)
In the Name of God Amen

     I Philip SIEBER of the State of Tennessee and county of Anderson being in perfect health of body and of a perfect minde and memory thanks be to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last Will and testament, first of all I give my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and My body I recommend to the Earth to be burried in decent Christian burrial, and as tr__khing Worldly Estate wherewith It has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First I want all my Just Debts paid Second I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Frederick SIEBER'S heirs the Sum of one dollar and thirdly the balance of my Sons & Daughters I give and bequeath to Each of them One dollar and fourthly I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife. Wife Mary SEIBER all my personal and real Estate during her Widow hood or lifetime and lastly at her death my beloved Son Joseph SIEBER is to have all of my land and tenements and the balance of my property then to be divided Equally among my children Frederick SIEBER heirs, excepted. I likewise Constitue make and Ordain Joseph SIEBER Executor of this my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly disommit all and every other former testament Wills bequeaths and Executors by me in anywise before made willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no others to be my last Will and testament in witness where of I have set my hand and Seal the this the 11th day of September 1833.

Philip SIEBER {Seal}

Signed Sealed in the presents of us
Peter (his + mark) Johnson
David Key

     Known children of Philip and his first wife are:

     Samuel Wesley SEIBER Sr. was born 5 April 1790 in Maryland to Philip SEBIER Sr. and first wife who is UNKNOWN. Samuel married (1) Isabelle FROST about 1809, daughter of Micajah FROST and Nancy ROBBINS . Isabelle was born about 1792 in Washington County, Virginia. She died before 1850 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Samuel Sr. married (2) Elizabeth WILKINS before 1850. Elizabeth was born 1 May 1805 in Tennessee. NOTE: (1) Children's names are taken from a typed family Bible record of Samuel and Elizabeth Seiber, written by Samuel's youngest son Benjamin. Samuel Seiber, Andrew Braden and Henry Etter, borrowed $28 in 1824 to build what may have been Anderson County's first school. He died 20 December 1871 in Knox County, Tennessee and was buried in Phibbs Cemetery, Knox County.

     Frederick SEIBER was born about 1793 in Maryland. He married Rachel ASHURST. NOTE: Named in his fathers will which was written in 1833. Philip mentioned that Frederick had heirs. MILITARY: War of 1812; Frederick Seiber, Rachel Ashurst former widow, Old War Wf-#10357, served as a Pvt in TN Militia; Samuel and Elizabeth WC-19379; Srv. Capt James Tunnell's Co.

     Philip SEIBER Jr. was born 6 October 1794 in Maryland to Philip SEIBER Sr. and his first wife who is UNKNOWN. Philip died 9 or 29 November 1838. Philip married Courntey LIVELY on 30 December 1813 near Clinton, in Anderson County, Tennessee. She was born 12 June 1795. NOTE: (1)Was on jury 1814 in Anderson Co, TN. He is not found in Anderson County, again. But is in Benton Co, AL by 1837. It appears that Courtney is the mother of David, George and John; who are found in Benton Co, AL in 1850. David is married and living next door to Courtney

     Rev. John SEIBER was born about 1795 in Maryland to Philip SEIBER and UNKNOWN. He died 18 November 1861. John married Malinda 'Milly' LIVELY, daughter of John LIVELY and Clara CARNALL, about 1815 to 1817 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Malinda was born 23 February 1800 in Tennessee. She died 9 May 1882. NOTE: John owned much coal land about 5000 acres surveyed 1834 on New River.

     Nimrod SEIBER was born about 1803 in Tennessee to Philip SEIBER Sr. and Mary LIVELY. Nimrod married Mary FARMER. Mary was born about 1811. NOTE: Because of the feud in Frost Bottom he moved his family to IL.

     Robert SEIBER was born about 1812 in Anderson County, Tennessee to Philip SEIBER Sr. and Mary LIVELY. He died about 1886. Robert married Winnie Jane FARMER about 1830. Winnie was born 14 July 1807 in Anderson County, Tennessee. She died 2 February 1887 in Anderson County.

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