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GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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THE 



LIBBY FAMILY 



AMERICA. 



1602-1881. 



PKEPAEED AND PUBLISHED BY 

(JIIAELES T. LIBBY 






PORTLAKD, ME.: 
PRINTED BY B. THURSTON & CO. 

1882. 



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TO 

■ CHARLES F. LIBBY, ESQ., 
N^ OF 

\ PORTLAND, MAINE, 

I IN EECOGNITION OF THE 

IMPOKTANT PART WHICH HIS 

CHEERFUL ASSISTANCE AND HEARTY SUPPORT 

HAVE PLAYED IN ITS BEGINNING AND END; 

AND 

IN THE HOPE 

THAT HE MAY HEREIN FIND 

SOME MEASURE OF SATISFACTION, 

THIS VOLUME IS 

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED 

BY. THE COMPILER. 



PREFACE. 



Genealogy is so generally called useless, that the producers of gen- 
ealogical books most always feel called upon to defend themselves. I 
wish to state here simply my own opinions in the matter. T fully believe 
that carelessness of the past almost always accompanies carelessness of 
the future, and an interest in the past, thoughtfulness for the future. 
To see the truth most plainly, compai-e the extremes of society. On the 
one hand, the great body of criminals, who indulge in present pleasures 
without a thought of the consequences to themselves or others — what 
do or can they care for the memory of father and grandfather? On the 
other hand — those whose aim it is to lead useful and noble lives, who 
are ready to give up present pleasure for future advantage, who conduct 
their daily actions with a view to future results — how can such fail to 
have an interest in the causes which have preceded present results? 
Only those who live for the present alone, and are careless of the inheri- 
tance they leave their offspring, can consistently be indifferent to the 
lives of the ancestors from whom they inherited their own characters. 

To the question so often asked, "What good will it do?" I say, when I 
speak plainly, "Make it personal." And when it is then asked, " What 
good will it do 9rte .? " I reply, "If you take no more interest in it than 
you do now, it will do you no good. Like everything else, no benefit 
can be derived from it until it is appropriated. If you scoff at it, as 
some others scoff at the sciences, music, and painting, you will gain no 
more benefit from the one than they do from the other. But if you cul- 
tivate the spirit of the antiquary, and study cause and effect in the past, 
with a view to imitating the good and avoiding the bad, you will possess 
yourself of one of the most ennobling influences that exists outside of 
religion." 

This volume I do not offer as a subject, but only as a means, of genealog- 
ical study, chiefly for the benefit of those members of future generations 
who may wish to take lessons from the past, who might be unable, had 
not this work been done now, even to learn who their forefathers were. 
To those who wish to reap the true benefits of genealogy, this book will 
be (like a dictionary in other studies) but an aid to their search into the 
inner lives of their forefathers. 



b THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AlVIERICA. 

My own interest in genealogy, although I am naturally inclined to 
such things, did not become very manifest until the winter of 1878-9. 
In a record book which my great-grandfather, Samnel Tompson, kept 
of his doings as trial justice, was recorded an account of his de- 
scent, through a long line of Harvard graduates and "Orthodox" cler- 
gymen, from the original Tompson immigrant, the first minister of 
Braiutree, Mass. This book came into my hands at the time mentioned, 
and I conceived the idea of tracing all my ancestors back to their immi- 
gration. I had heard of family trees, and thought to reverse it so as to 
hold all my ancestors, who, of course, doubled in number each genera- 
tion that I traced back. However, I found that the tree would not an- 
swer the purpose very well, and finally conceived the " cai'twheel," a 
number of concentric circles of which the inner was intended for my 
own name; the next outer divided into two parts, for my parents; the 
next into four, for my grandparents, and so on. I have since found that 
this contrivance has been in use many years. In my own chart, when 
made, I filled in the single pedigree then in ray possession, and at once 
went to Avork, with the zeal that such a pastime always creates, to fill it 
out. My mother's ancestorage had been thoroughly worked out by one 
of her brothers, my father's mother was a daughter of Samuel Tompson, 
Esq., mentioned above, and the only quarter of my chart in which my 
research was original, was that belonging to the ancestors of my lineal 
gi-andfather, Storer Libby. I traced his pedigree to his gi-eat-grandfather, 
Lieut. Andrew Libby, and then came to a standstill. I despaired of ever 
learning his parentage, and began to trace the generations of his descend- 
ants, being all of the Libby family that I knew to be related to me. I 
had not proceeded far, however, when I learned from a source unknown 
before, that Lieut. Andrew Libby was a son of Matthew Libby, who was 
a son of John Libby, the first of the name in this country, and from whom 
I supposed all of the name descended. So I began to collect records of the 
whole family, with the thought that I might some day publish them. In 
July, 1879, shortly after ray graduation from the High School, I called at 
the law office of Charles F. Libby, Es(i., of my own city, at that time a 
stranger to me, and proposed that he should pay my expenses in visiting 
the towns of Alfred, Me., and Exeter, IS". H., where are deposited the 
probate recoi'ds, records of deeds, and court records, for the towns in 
which the early generations of the family had resided ; and that I should 
take special pains to trace his pedigree. Much to my satisfaction, and 
somewhat to my surprise, (I was then not eighteen years old), Mr. Libby 
accepted my proposition, and at his expense I spent several weeks in the 
places named, and in visiting various aged members of the family. The 
result of this search was the strong conviction that a few years would 
make it impossible to trace the genealogy of the family, and the thought 
of the family's becoming a great number of Individuals, impossible to 
connect with their early ancestors and with each other, first suggested 



^ PREFACE. 7 

the idea of staying from college a year, and devoting my time to collect- 
ing the records of the family. I trace thus fully the origin of the book 
for the satisfaction of the curious. 

The lack of records in the early generations, which is very obvious 
when compared with genealogies of Massachusetts families, is a common 
defect in Maine genealogies. No record of the birth or deatli of any 
member of the family was made, so far as is now known, until after the 
rise of the eighteenth century. No deaths, and only four births, oc- 
curring in the seventeenth century, are found recorded. 

A large portion of the family has been inclined to ask the question 
alluded to above, " What good will it do?" and almost all of the errors 
and omissions in the later generations are due to the carelessness or neg- 
ligence of those immediately concerned. I hope the offspring of those 
persons, when, in future years, they are vexed at these defects, will look 
twice at this last sentence before attributing them to me. 

Yet I by no means wish to complain of a lack of support. All mem- 
bers of the family have given me what information they could when 
called upon by me in person, and a large portion has replied, with more 
or less promptness and care, to my inquiries by mail. I used an origi- 
nal version of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood ballad, "If at first you 
don't succeed, write, write again," and very few have per.sisted in 
refusing my appeals. In a financial point of view, my support has been 
still better. The family is so numerous, and so many of its members 
have subscribed for the book, that there is the prospect of an anoma- 
1 y — that of a family history, thoroughly prepared, paying not only its 
cost, but fair compensation for the compiler's time. Those who have 
contributed or subscribed twenty-five dollars and upward, are the follow- 
ing: 

Mr. Arthur A. Libby of Chicago, 111., $150.00 

Charles F. Libby, Esq., of Portland, Me., .50.00 

Mr. H. J. Libby of Portland, Me., 50.00 

Dr. H. W. Libbey of Boston, Mass., 50.00 

Mr. William P. Libby of Brooklyn, N. Y., * 50.00 

Mr. William H. Libby of Augusta, Me., and brothers, 50.00 

Hon. Artemas Libbey of Augusta, Me., 25.00 

Mr. Joseph Libbey of Georgetown, D. C, 25.00 

Mr. James B. Libby of Portland, Me., 25.00 

Mr. Augustus F. Libby of New York, N. Y., 25.00 

Mr. John Henry Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, 25.00 

The spelling of the name has been a matter of constant vexation to me. 

Starting with the intention of following the usual plan of spelling the 

name of each individual as he himself spelt it, I was met at the outset by 

the fact that many of the early generations left nothing to show how 

they spelled their own names, and that many, in different documents, 

spelled their names in different ways with seeming indifference. Also 



8 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

in the later generations, and especially in the present day, the most un- 
warranted freedom has been used in adopting whatever spelling strikes 
the individual fancy. Many are so careless as not to adopt any particu- 
lar spelling, and use one one year, and another the next, while frequent- 
ly, in writing t) me, persons have spelled their name in two ways in one 
letter. To have carried out my original plan would have demanded an 
almost endless amount of search and inquiry, and the result, to a great 
extent, must have consisted of guess-work. I have, therefore, used the 
true spelling of the name throughout the book, giving in the introduc- 
tion such an account as I can of the general drift of the spelling in the 
different families and localities. 

The method of numbering grew out of my manner of arranging the 
records during the compilation. The same method may have been 
xised by others, but not to my knowledge. I am aware that in introduc- 
ing an unusual method I lay myself open to criticism, and I fear that I 
shall be most severely criticised by those who take the least troulde to 
master the plan. To myself its only disadvantage is that a special number 
cannot be found quite so readily as in some other methods, but it affords 
many satisfactions which they do not. I believe that all who make 
themselves familiar with it will find it equally satisfactory. It has the 
further advantage of saving fully one-tenth part of the space, which, in a 
book of this sort, is an important feature. 

The system of indexing the christian names of the family, giving the 
place of residence, and the blank form for family records, have never 
been used before so far as I know. My purpose in forming the index 
was to make it jjossible for the most casual acquaintance to find readily 
any one of the family, at the same time preserving economy of space. 
By this method, all, or nearly all the family are so distinguished in the 
index that anyone can readily recognize in the index itself the name he 
is in search of. It is recommended that in keeping the family rec- 
ords in the blank forms, the system of numbering be continued, 
and that greater pains be taken in the future than has been in the 
past, to keep an absolutely complete record of all births, marriages, 
and deaths. 

The gratitude of all that derive any satisfaction from this book is due to 
Charles F. Libby, Esq.,* of this city. It was he that gave me my first en- 
couragement; it was he that paid my expenses during my first extended 
searches ; it was to him that I first mentioned my project of a book, and 
he first suggested a method of raising funds; it was from him and 
from others at his personal solicitation that the funds were obtained 
to pay for the researches in England ; and, finally, it was he that lent 
me his name in the contract with the printers, when I, being a minor 
under guardianship, would have been put to some trouble to per- 

*At this last moment, I have the pleasure of adding to Mr. Libby's record his nomina- 
tion by the Republicans for Mayor of Foreland. It is conceded by his opponents that he 
will be elected. 



PREFACE. 



feet the contract otherwise. Throughout the work his large influence 
has been cast in my favor, and has done much to render the work a 
financial success. Without his encouragement I should never have un- 
dertaken it. But while Mr. Libby is so intimately connected with the 
history of the book, it is due him to say that he has had nothing what- 
ever to do with the compilation, arranging, and printing, and that all mis- 
takes of judgment and execution in those particulars are chargeable 
to myself alone. His action in the matter merits a faultless production, 
which I can only regret this falls so far short of being. 

I have to acknowledge the assistance of Mrs. Ma'ry B. L Dowst of 
Epsom, N. H., Mr. P. Rand Libby of Gilford, N. H., Mr. Henry A Lib- 
bey of Machiasport, Me., Mr. Alonzo S. Libbey of Berlin, Yt., Mr. Charles 
Libby of Berwick, Me., Mr. Henry F. Libby of Pittsfield, Me., Mr Wm 
P. Libby of Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Jane S. Osgood, and others to a great- 
er number than I can mention, for special assistance in their own branch- 
es, and m some cases in other branches of the family. My work in Rye 
K H., was materially lightened by research made while in college by 
Mr. Jonas M. Libl?ey of New York. The persons who have furnished me 
the most valuable traditional lore are Mrs. Laura McKemiey of Gorham 
Rev. Peter Libby of Buxton, and the Misses Eunice and Lois Libby of 
Scarborough. I was much aided by a quite complete genealogy of the 
families in Kittery, now Eliot, prepared by Mr. William Fogg, and now 
in possession of Dr. John S. H. Fogg of South Boston, who kindly fur- 
nished me a copy of it. William M. Sargent, Esq., and Mr. S. M. Wat- 
son, Librarian of the Public Library, kindly allowed me the use of their 
copies of the Scarborough records; the former first called my attention 
to the petition given on page 24, and the latter gave me valuable assist- 
ance m his position as librarian. I have gained assistance from the col- 
lections of the Hon. Joseph Dow of Hampton, N. H., the Hon. Thomas 
Moulton of Porter, Me., Mr. Thomas J. Parsons of Rye, K H., and the 
Rev. A. H. Quint of Dover, N. H., and have copied freely from all pub- 
lished matter. It is a pleasure to me to testify to the almost universal 
courtesy I have received at the hands of the custodians of records, 
both -public and private, to which I have had need to refer. 
_ The portraits have nearly all been furnished at my personal solicita- 
tion, and in most cases the expense has been borne wholly by those most 
nearly interested. 

In closing I must express my indebtedness to the printers, Messrs. B. 
Thurston & Co. Besides the mechanical execution of the work, which 
will speak for itself, they have corrected a great many defects in the 
copy, resulting from my inexperience and other causes, and have re- 
sponded nobly to the unusual call made upon them in printing a work 
for so poorly qualified a writer. 

CHARLES T. LIBBY. 
Portland, Me., Nov. 26, 188L 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



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Index of Surnames other than Libby 



Index of Places 



General, Index 



507 



600 
617 



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Muf'H interesting matter has been left out for want of room ; 
manj'' persons are but very Ijriefly mentioned for lack of informa- 
tion ; many records are defective. It is l)oj)ed that at some fu- 
ture day a mnoi\ more full and complete history of tlie family will 
V)e published. 

Therefore, send in the correction of every mistake you discover; 
send in every date of birth, marriage, or death, that you can find 
out from time to time; send every additional fact tliat would be 
interesting if the history should fill three or four volumes. 

The new history will not be published for many years, hut now 
is the time, while our aged people are yet with us, to perfect oui- 
history and records. Remember that even one date is woi-th 
sending. Let this notice stay here, so that all that rea<l the book 
may know where to send more facts. Address 

CHARLES T. LIBBY, 

tScarboroKff/t, Maine. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Explanations . .•••.. 13 

Intbobuction ........ 15 

The Libby Family in England .... 15 

Family Characteristics . . . . .16 

Spelling of the Name ...... 16 

Intermarriage . .'.,... 18 

Prolifacy ....... 20 

A Table of the Males in the First Four Generations . 21 

The Immigrant ........ 21 

The Second Generation ...... 26 

The Third Generation ....... 35 

The Fourth Generation . . . . . . 54 

The Fifth Generation ....... 96 

The Sixth Generation ...... 205 

The Seventh Generation . ..... 434 

Five Families whose Pedigrees are Lost . . . 536 

Late Immigrations ....... 538 

Unconnected Eecords of Marriage .... 541 

Additions and Corrections ...... 542 

Index of Christian Names of Libbys .... 545 

Index of Surnames other than Libby .... 597 



Index of Places 



609 



General Index .....••• ^^^ 



LIST OF PORTRAITS. 



The Compilek 
Charles F. Libby, Esq. 
Mr. Francis O. Libby . 
Oapt. Moses Libby 
Hon. Richard Libby 
Mr. Zenas Libby 
Mr. Jaivies B. Libby 
Capt. Cyrus Libby 
Mr. Samuel Libbey' 
Dr. Hosea W. Libbey 
Rev. Elias Libby 
Mr. William H. Libby 
Mr. David S. Libbey 
Mr. George Libby 

Mb. Arthur A. Libby 

Mr. Joseph Libbey, of Georgetown, D. C. 

Dea. Joseph Libbey, of Portland, Me. 

Rev. Samuel T. Libby 

Mr. James S. Libby', of Portland, Me. 

Mr. Winfield Scott Libbey 

Capt. Dorville Libby . 

Mr. Alvah Libby 

Rev. Charles E. Libby . 

Mr. James S. Libby% of New York 

Mr. Harbison J. Libby' . 

Hon. Abtemas Libbey 

Mr. Matthias Llbby, (page 413) 



PAGE 

facing title 

54 
. 96 
115 
. 120 

189 
. 205 

218 
. 225 

254 
. 259 

297 
. 306 

324 
. 325 

390 
. 401 

413 
. 414 

432 
. 448 

452 
. 467 

481 
. 493 

509 
. 545 



EXPLANATIONS. 



The NUMBERS used here take the place of what is usually given in words 
in two lines for each head of a family; it follows that no intelligent use of 
this book can be made without first mastering the system of numbering. 

The method may be simply stated as follows: 

1 The immigrant has no number. 

2 The number of each child of the immigrant is the figure which rep- 
resents his position in the family. — First child, 1 ; second child, 2, etc. 

3 The number of each member of the following generations is formed 
by adding to his father's number the number representing his own position 
among his father's children. The immigrant' s oldest child's oldest child is 
1-1 ; and his second child, 1-2. The immigrant' s ffth child's oldest child is 
5-1 ; and his second, 5-2, etc. The numbers of the later generations are 
formed in the same way. 

To illustrate by the compiler's own pedigree: On page 25 it will be 
seen that Matthew Libby was the immigrant's elev^enth son. Turning 
over to the second generation, there will be found in large figures in the 
middle of the page, the number 11, and under that number will be found 
an accovint of Matthew Libby, and a list of his children. It will be seen 
that his seventh child was Andrew Libby, and his number must be 11-7. 
Turning to the third generation, there will be found on page 52 the num- 
ber 11-7, in the middle of the page as before, and under it an account of 
Andrew Libby, and a list of his children. The second child was 
Joshua Libby, and, in the fourth generation, his name will be found, on 
page 90, under the number 11-7-2. An account of Joshua Libby's fourth 
son, Matthias, with a list of his children, will be found in the fifth gener- 
ation, under his proper number, 11-7-2-4, on page 192. Matthias Libby's 
eighth child, Storer Libby, the compiler's grandfather, will be found in 
the next generation, on page 412, under his number, 11-7-2-4-8, and in that 
place will be found an account of all his children and grandchildren except 
the family of the eldest son, who, having grandchildren of his own, is 
carried forwarid to the next generation. And so with the other branches 
of the family. Any member of the family who does not know his pedi- 
gree, will have first to find his own name, by means of the index, and 
then, having learned his number, can trace his line either backward, 



14 



THE LIBBY FAINHLY IN AMERICA. 



or, as above, downward. Beside this use of tracing backward and for- 
ward, which is all that numbers are usually used for, the numbers in 
this case afford other information, as follows : 

First. Each number shows the generation of the person to which it 
belongs. The number of numbers in the number of each individual is 
one less than the number of his generation. Thus Matthew Libby, 11, is 
of the second generation; Andrew Libby, 11-7, is of the third generation; 
Joshua Libby, 11-7-2, is of the fourth generation, and so on. 

Second. The number of any individual shows the number of each one 
of his ancestors. Thus, from the number of Storer Libby, 11-7-2-4-8, it is 
evident that his father was 11-7-2-4; his grandfather, 11-7-2; his great- 
grandfather, 11-7; his great-great-grandfather, 11; and his great-great- 
great-grandfather, the immigrant. So, knowing the number of any indi- 
vidual, it is possible to turn directly to his ancestor in any generation. 

Third. The number of eacli individual shows his relation, either to 
the persons whose records precede or follow, or to any otlier person 
whose kinship it is desired to trace. For instance, where two members 
of the family intermarry, the relationship between them can be at once 
learned from their numbers. The following table will illustrate. 



Storer Libby, 11-7-2-4-8. { 



brothers. 



Edward Libby, ll-7-2-4-(;. M ""'V'"^' 

Joshua Libby, 11-7-2-6-2. \ > cousins. 

Andrew Libby, 11-7-8 2-0. fecond-cou-sins. 

AmziLil>by, 11-9-5-8-1. [ tlnrd-cousnis. 

Elias Libby 5-7-8-1-1. f fourth-CH)Usuis. 

Isaac H. Libby, 5-7-8-1-9-8. ""^^^ and nephew. 

Moses Libby, .5-7-8-2. !( S>-md-nephcw and great-uncle. 

Luther Libby, 5-7-11-3-1. } 1 cousin-unclc and cousin-nephew. 

Joshua Libby, 11-7-2. ( second-cousni-grand-ne^pliew, and 

•' ' second-cousin-great-uncle. 

Fourth. Each branch of the family is distinguished from the others 
by the numbers. Thus the numbers of all the offspring of Henry liibby 
of Scarborough begin with 5. All the numbers of the offspring of his 
son, Lieut. Samuel Libby, begin with 5-2. All the descendants of the 
first Nathaniel Libby of Berwick begin their numbers with 11-9. All the 
offspring of Dea. Joshua Libby of Scarborough begin their numbers 
with 11-7-2. And so of each branch of the family. 



INTRODUCTION. 



IN ENGLAND. 

The Libby family is unquestionably of humble origin. The earliest 
mention of the name that has been found is in the herald's visitation of 
Oxfordshire for 1574. It there appears that, "Richard Libbe of Taston, 
in Coun. Devon, Gent., marryed Bridgett daughter and one of the heirs 

of Justice of Readinge in County Berk., Gent., and by her 

had yssue Richard, Mary, married to Robert Fitche of Hasley in Coun. 
Warv. and Elizabeth manned to Mnian Coxon, Cittizen of London." The 
son Richard married Joane, daughter of John Corker of Checkenden in 
Oxfordshire, and settled in that place. He was a young man when the 
visitation of 1574 was made. This family was afterward "long settled at 
Whitechurch in Oxfordshire, where they were lords of the manor of 
Hardwick." Its pedigree has been worked out very thoroughly by Col- 
Joseph L. Chester, ll.d., d.c.l., and it is cei'tainthat the American fam- 
ily did not spring from that source. The family is mentioned for the 
reason that it was the only one that belonged to the landed gentry in early 
times, and the pre-eminence of this family seems to have dated only from 
the marriage of the first Richard Libbe with the daughter of a justice. 
Had the grandfather of Richard Libbe of Checkenden been of the same 
social rank as himself, he would not have begun his pedigree with his 
own father. 

The name seems to have belonged either in Cornwall or Devon. The 
Oxfordshire family, the earliest, as has been said, of which mention is 
found, evidently sprang from the latter county. According to Col. 
Chester, the only wills of the name, deposited at London, beside those 
of the Oxfordshire family, are those of William Libbye and Henry 
Libby, proved in 1653 and 1655, and both of these men belonged in Corn- 
wall, where the name still abounds. The simple circumstances of the 
emigration of the originator of the American family make it supposable 
that he came from the neighborhood of Devon or Cornwall. The tradi- 
tion among his descendants is also that he was from the "West of Eng- 
land. These, with other less important circumstances, render it reason- 
ably certain that the family belonged either in East Cornwall or West 
Devon. Whether it is of Saxon or Welch origin, or whether (as is not like- 
ly) it springs from some French immigrant that crossed over to engage 
in tin mining or the fisheries, will probably never be more than a matter 
of conjecture. 



16 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

CHARACTERISTICS. 

"Of the people" from the start, the family has retained in a very re- 
markable degree, the position which it held when it first emerged from 
the mists of early times. With scarcely any exception, its members have 
been strikingly devoid of ambition for power, place, and wealth. Con- 
tented with the enjoyment of present happiness, they have willingly 
obeyed the instruction, "be not anxious for the morrow;" and have 
been firm believers in the doctrine that " sufficient unto the day is the 
evil thereof." Avoiding the responsibilities, rather than seeking the 
honor of public office, they have been satisfied with the happiness of 
their own homes, and with but few exceptions each person has been 
known only in his own locality. Inclining to manual, rather than mental 
labor, they have seldom gained more than the rudiments of education, so 
that even now our colleges show but few graduates of the name, and 
most of those in late years. As will be seen, the story of almost every 
individual of the family is but one of quiet effort to make for himself a 
home. The daily wants supplied, nothing further is desired. It is in- 
deed remarkable that in so numerous a family there is no person of na- 
tional fame, no one who has figured largely in history, no one who has 
won renown in letters, nor in the arts. 

Yet, as a family, they have been largely respected by their neighbors 
as men of sterling worth, and uprightness and honesty of character. 
They have generally belonged to that law-abiding class Avhich forms the 
bone and muscle of a nation, coutent to render the wise efforts of others 
effective by its heax'ty support, and willing to concede all the glory to 
the leader. The family numbers its Revolutionary .soldiers by scores, 
and many hundreds risked their lives for their country in the late 
war. In Maine alone there were two hundred and fifty-six en- 
listments. They are, as a family, very devout, and have figured 
much more largely in the religious than in the civil institutions of the 
communities in which they have lived. The family has abounded in 
Christian ministers, elders, and deacons, while generation after genera- 
tion has died in the faith. There are of course black sheep in every 
flock, and in this as others, but so few have been the criminals, and so 
generally have the helpless ones been supported by their own relatives, 
that even in Maine, where the family is so numerous as to rank with the 
Smiths and Browns, it has been remarked by many to the compiler of 
this volume, that they never knew of a criminal nor a pauper named 
Libby. 

SPELLIXG OF THE NAME. "* 

As written by strangers, the manners of spelling the name have been 

almost endless ; but the methods that have been used by the members 

themselves of the American family are thought to be only the following: 

Libby Libbie Lebbey 

Libbey Libbe Lebbee 

Libbee Lebby Lebbe 



INTRODUCTION. 17 

Those which exist to-day are : 

Libby Libbee Lebby 

Libbey Libbie 

The immigrant has left no original signature, and it cannot be known 
for certainty how he spelled his own name. Probably the best authority 
is John Winter, who came from the same part of England as himself. 
He spelled it Libby, which spelling was early in use in England, and now 
is, and has long been, the only form used. Of the other forms that have 
been used in this country, the only one ever used in England is Libbe. 
Hence, of the spellings now in use, the only one that has continental pre- 
cedence is Libby. 

Of the immigrant's eight sons, two left no signatures; three, reared in 
the midst of Indian wars, never learned to write ; and, of the other three, 
John spelled his name Libby, and Henry and Anthony used Libbe. 

Among the grandsons the spelling assumed more varieties than it has 
ever had since. Up to 1750, the family was chiefly confined to Scarborough, 
Falmouth, Kittery, (now Eliot), and Berwick, Me. ; and to Portsmouth, 
Rye, Epsom, and Dover, N. H. On either side of the Piscataqua River, 
including Portsmouth, Kittery, Berwick and Dover, the ending ey came 
early into use. For a long time the vowels i and e were almost indis- 
criminately used in the first syllable, but, by 1750, the spelling Libbey be- 
came the standard one. Isaac Libby, who was reared in Portsmouth, 
but lived afterward in Rochester, used Lebby. In Scarborough and Fal- 
mouth, the most general spelling used by the best educated members of 
the family, was Libbee. The final y, however, was always used by those 
who went from Portsmouth to Scarborough, and it was generally spelled 
by them Libby, but sometimes Libbey. In Rye, on the other side of the 
"Libbey" towns, and in Epsom, which was settled by Rye families, the 
standard spelling was Libbee, although Libbe occurred occasionally at 
first. The following table gives a substantially correct account of the 
various spelling: 

John Libby. 

_^___ I ^ 

Jill I 

John Libby, Henry Libbe, Anthony Libbe, David Mattliew 

Portsmouth. Scarboro. Rye. Kittery. Kittery. 

I I I I I 

I I Samuel, Abraham, I I I I 

Jolm Libby, Joseph, Scarboro. Epsom. David, Solomon, Matthevr, William. 

Scarboro. Portsm'th. John, Isaac, Scarboro. Kittery. Kittery. Scarboro. 

Daniel, James, Scarboro. Epsom. Samuel, Ephraim, Nathaniel, John, 

Portsm'th. Portsm'th. Jacob, Scar))oro. Kittery. Berwick. Scarboro. 

Benjamin, ^y^- John, Samuel, Andrew, 

Berwick. Scarboro. Kitteiy. Scarboro. 

Jflil^l^^ Libbe 



Portsm'th 



and 



Libby. Libbey. Libbee. Libbee. Libbee. Libbey. Libbey. Libbee. 



18 THE LIB BY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

In Scarborough, more than a hundred years ago, the spelling Libby 
was universally adopted, and has continued since. From Scarborough 
that spelling has spread almost everywhere, and is now used by nearly 
the whole family. 

The only families that left Scarborough before the adoption of the 
spelling Libby were those that settled in Machias, and spread from that 
place into neighboring towns. In those towns the spelling Libbee was 
continued until the present centuiy, and then Libby was generally adopt- 
ed, although some of that family now use Libbey. As a rule it may be 
said that all the Maine Libbys use the spelling Libby. In Portsmouth 
and Dover, and the families springing from those places, the spelling 
Libbey has, for the most part, continued. 

The spelling Xi66e?/ has been generally continued in Eliot, (formerly 
Kittery), and Berwick, but some individuals use Libby. The Sanford, 
Lebanon, and Milton branches of the Berwick family generally adhere to 
the former spelling, while the Tuftonborough family uses Libby. The Saco 
branch of the Eliot family generally uses Libby, but in the branch of the 
Saco family that settled in Limington Libbey occurs. The branches of 
the Berwick and Eliot families that settled in Newfield, Limerick, and 
Shapleigh, use Libby. The Durham and Rochester branches of the Eliot 
family use Libbey. 

In Rye, and the towns in which the Rye family settled, the spelling 
Libbee was used almost exclusively until the present century. In Ep- 
som, Candia, Chester, New Durham, Wolfborough, Chichester, Canter- 
bury, N. II., Strafford, Vt., and most all places in New Hampshire and 
Vermont, the spelling 7^i66e?/ has gradually been adopted; but in some 
cases the spelling Libbee has been retained, which in one case has been 
varied to Libbie. The branch of the Rye family that settled in Gilford, 
N. H., and the many families that settled in the state of Maine, all adopt- 
ed Libby. The New Brunswick branch of the family uses sometimes 
Libby and sometimes Libbey. 

While these facts cover tlie general drift which the spelling hns taken, 
yet many individuals have changed from one mode to another for no 
reason but their own fancy. While it is a questionable step to depart 
from the mode of spelling used by one's immediate ancestors, yet it is 
gratifying to notice that most of the changes now made are changes not 
from, but to the true spelling. Doubtless fifty names would now include 
all who spell their names other than Libby and Libbey, and the latter is 
used by probably not more than one-tenth part of the family. 

INTER-MAKRIAGE. 

A notable feature of the family has been the frequency of inter-mar- 
riage. Ten of the immigrant's grandchildren married their ovm blood, 
and the same tendency has continued ever since. There is now but a 
small portion of the family that has only one descent from the immi- 



INTRODUCTION. 



19 



gi-ant. The following pedigree of one family is rather remarkable. It 
will be observed that the persons have eleven descents from the patri- 
arch. 



John 



Andrew 

I 
I 



John 

I 
John 



Joshua Edward = Mary 



John Libby 

I 



David 



Matthew 

I 



Matthias 



Esther 



John = Sarah Samuel = Mary 



Allison 



Josiah = Sarah 



Enoch 

I 
Lemuel 



I I 

Miriam = John 



Lucinda = Darius 

Georgie Anna Libby 

Edwin Libby 

Lendall Augustus Libby 

Francis Warren Libby 



Allison = Lucy 



20 



THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 
PKOLIFACY. 



So far as discovered, — 

The immigrant's sons numbered 
Their sons numbered 
Their sons numbered 
Their sons numbered 
Their sons numbered 



8 S071S. 

25 granclsons, 

105 .... yt.-fjravdsons. 

288 . . . (/t.-gt.-fjranchons. 

772 . (jL-fjt.-gt.-r/randsons. 



The number of descendants of the immigrant, in the male lines, and of 
each of his sons and grandsons, as mentioned in this volume, may be 
seen in the following table: 







John Libby, 

9005 
1 








John, 
2703 


1 
Henry, 

74() 

- ^^ 

o 
00 ,;- 
-a 4- 00 


Anthony, 
1303 

m 

1 

i-- Ol-O 

c;> CO -o 

-J 1— 35 


David, 
3118 




Matt lew, E 
1538 

ll'lll 

tO-'C CO 

■r 7- oc ic CO 

«c a. *- c;< ■;- >;- 


1 
>anic 

5 
1 


■ Jeremiah, 31 
Benjamin, 059 
Daniel, 286 
James, 508 
Samuel, L 
Joseph, 232 
John, 709 


• Ephraim, 157 
John, 1107 
Solomon, 222 
Samuel, 078 
David, 945 


1 

1 



If, as it is natural to suppose, the daughters in all the generations, on 
an average, have had as numerous progeny as the sons, the whole num- 
ber of the immigrant's descendants cannot be less than 300,000. 



.^ 



A TABLE of the males in 
the first four generations, 
who have lineal descendants 
in the year 1881— giving name, 
and place of death. 



^curboroucib. i 
1602-16S2 



[ Johu. — Scarborough. 
Joseph. — Portsmouth. 



John. 

Portsmoutli, I ^ , ., 

~v^ TT -! James. — Portsmoutli 

1636-1 / lO Daniei.—portsmouth. 

Benjamin. — Berwick, Me. 
Jeremiah. — Portsmouth. 
f Samuel. — Scarborouj^h 



lU'iuy. 

Searl)orougli.^, 

1647-1731! 



John. — Scaiborou";h. 



Anthony. Abraham.-Epsom, N. II 

Ham]»ton, 

now Rye, -! Isaac— Epsom, X. H. 

N. II. 

1649-1718 I jacob.-Rye, X. H. 



Davitl. — Scarborough. 
Samuel. — Scarborough. 
Solomon — Eliot. 



David. 

Kitte'i-y, 
now P^liot, 

Me. 
1657-1736 



John. — Scarborough. 



Ephraim. — Eliot. 
Matthew.— Eliot 

Matthew. John.— Scarborough. 

Kittery, 

now Eliot, J . , o u 1 

^r "I Andrew. — Scarborough. 

Me. j ^ 

1663-1741 I 

I Nathaniel. — Berwick. 
[ Samuel. — Eliot. 



James.— Scarborough. 
John. — Scarborough. 
Jonathan .—Scarborough . 
Josiali.— Scarborough. 

Benjamin.— Dover, N. H. 
■losliua.— I'ortsmouth. 

.Tames.— Scarborough. 
Isaac. — Rochester, X. H. 
John. — I'ortsmouth. 

I William.— Falmoutli, Me. 

Joseph. — Berwick. 
Daniel. — Merwick. 
Cliarles.— Berwick. 

I Theodore.— Portsmouth. 

I Ebenezer.— Scarborough. 
( Nehemiah.— Scarborough. 

I Stephen. —Limiiigton, Me. 
Jesse. — Hampden, Me. 
I'hileinon.— Limington. 
Seth.— Scarborough. 
Nathan. — Scarborough. 

I Joseph. -XewDur ham, N.H. 

I John.— I'orter, >Ie. 
J Isaac— Epsom, N. H. 
I Artliur.— Caudia, N. H. 
[ Keuben.— Albany, Me. 

( Samuel— St. Stephen, N. B. 
\ Abraham.— Chester, N. H. 

f .Tosiali.— Machias, Me. 
j Timothy. — .Machias. 
1 1 )avid.— I Scarborough ?) 
I Thomas. — Scarborough. 

( Samuel.— Scarborough. 
I Enoch. — Scarborougli. 

Joseph. — Saco, Me. 
Keuben. — Eliot. 
Nathan. — Eliot. 

( Elisha — Scarborough. 
1 Matthew.— Webster, Me. 
j ^lark. — Scarborough. 
j Allison. — Scarborough. 

Nathaniel. ^Si'arborough. 
[ Luke— Scarborough. 

I Ephraim. — Eliot. 

f Matthew.— Eliot. 
J Zebulon. — Ncwtield, Me. 
I Ai^ariah. — LiiHcrick, Me. 
\ William.— Xewtield. 

( Peter. — Scarborough. 
I Thomas. — Scarborough. 

f Andrew. — (iray, Me. 
I Joshua.— Scarborough. 
-J Daniel. — Scarborough 

Edward.— .Scarboroutjh. 
[ Simon. — Scarborougli. 

Nathaniel. — Berwick. 
Stephen.— Shapleigh, Me. 
Zebulon. — Berwick. 

I Seth.— Eliot. 



THE LIBBY FAMILY 



IN AMERICA 



THE IMMIGRANT. 



MaijSte was settled chiefly through speculative enterprises of 
English merchants. They sent yearly many vessels to fish on her 
coast, and established trading houses at convenient jioints to sup- 
ply the wants of their fishermen and to obtain furs from the In- 
dians. One of those stations was located on Richmond's Island, 
a small island on the coast of Cumberland county, distant about 
one mile from the coast of Cape Elizabeth. There had been one 
Walter Bagnall there, trading with the Indians; but he had dealt 
unjustly with them and they had murdered him. In 1631 Robert 
Trelawny and Moses Goodyeare, of Plymouth, Devonshire Coun- 
ty, England, procured a patent which included that island, and 
soon after established a trading post, with John Winter as their 
agent. In John Winter's employ first appears he, the genera- 
tions of whose descendants this volume records. 

John Libby was born in England about the year 1602. In July, 
1677, he stated that, "the good and pieous report that was spread 
abroad, into our Native Land of this country, caused your Peti- 
tioner to come for this Land 47 yeares agoe, where he hath ever 
since Continued." According to this, the year of his immigration 
was 1630; but "47 yeares" was probably a slight exaggeration. 
The " good and pieous report" was doiibtless set afloat by Tre- 
lawny in his efforts to obtain men to carry on his fisheries, and 
there can be little doubt that John Libby was sent over by him. 

In Winter's report to Trelawny of his management of tlie sta- 
tion for tlie year ending 15 July 1639, occurs the following ac- 
count :* 

Jno Libby Debito^ 
for aquauite 
for wine 
for Monie disburst 



by Mr Trelawny to r 

M'' Jn° Sharpe for him ) 
pd him in in beau'" att 
8s for y« ballance 





.4 


.6 




13 




. .3 






..1 


.2 


.6 



¥ Contra Credito-- 
for liis yeares seruice 



*This and the following acconnta were copied from tlie MS. of the "Trelawny Pa- 
pers," about to be published by the Maine Historical Society, through the courtesy of 
Hon. J. W. Bradbury, Chairman of the Standing Committee, and Gen. John Marshall 
Brown, Chairman of the Publishing Committee of that society. 

2 



22 



THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 



In Winter's next report, the following — evidently a back ac- 
count — occurs : 



.1 



..3 



11 



.9i 



.21 



P Contra Crediter 
for see much due vnto ) 
him tor his third yeares > 
service ) 



February 13* 1G39 
John Libby Debiter 
for sundryCommodities ' 
in the house from 15"^ 
december to the day 
aboue wi-itten 

£ s d 
for 3 8 2i is for soe 
much due vnto him to 
ballance his accomit for 
his tliird yeares service 
pd him heare 

In the reports for the tAVO following years, his name does not 
appear; but in an "act. of Disbursements for the use of the 
Plantation at Richmon," between June 164:2 and June 16-13, is 
the followint'- item : 



for money pd John Lobby for 6 
weekes worke at Os 4^ wceke 



,1|1G| 



From this we gather that John Libby was in tlic employ of 
Trelawny four years, — from the summer of 1635 until the summer 
of 1639, — and that during that time a large part of his earnings 
was paid for him in England. This was doubtless for the sup- 
port of the wife whom lie had left behind him; and ])robably in 
164U he sent for her, and took up his j)ermanent abode on the 
neighboring main land, on the possessions of Thomas Cammock, 
the patentee of Black Point. 

A few miles west of Richmond's Island, formed by the little 
river now called Nonesucli, on the west, and a still smaller stream, 
since dignified by the name Libby River, on the southeast, was 
a low neck of land. Broad acres of salt marsli — ready hay-fields — 
reached away to the southwest, to wliere the two streams united 
with each other and with a tliird, forming a sheltered bay, and 
then flowing out over a sand-bar into the ocean. On tliat neck, 
close to the marsh of the stream that bears his name, in what is 
now the town of Scarborough, John Libby luiilt his house. The 
land which he selected was afterward laid out to him by Henry 
Jocelyn, (who had come into possession of the Cammock patent), 
and for many years he doubtless occupied it as his tenant. Dur- 
ing those years much of his time Avas probably devoted to fishing, 
but as his land gradually became more productive, he doubtless 
depended less ui)on the sea, and apijlied himself exclusively to the 
tilling of the soil. 

1 Jan. 1663, by a document in which he was described as a 
"plantei-," he received from Jocelyn, "a certain tract of land 
bounded as followeth, vise, the Marsh to begine at the next cricke 
to y* Eastw\ard of the sayd Libby's coman landing place, and from 
thence to his dwelling house, according as his fence goetli, & was 
formerly bounded by mee, [Jocelyn], from thence Westward & 
North Westward to a tree marked by me formerly & from thence 



THE IMMIGRANT. 23 

to goe over upon a viswall lyne upon the dwelling house of Mr. 
Hene : Watts at Bleu poynt, [across the mouth of Nonesuch River,] 
So far as the flatts Also the Marsh halfe of that Necke his dwel'l- 
ing house stands upon, according to the bounds formerly be mee 
layd out & further all the Marsh to y* Eastward of the Brido- 
[over Libby River] on that side the cricke to the Upland so 
far as the Mayn Cricke called the phie Cricke & over against 
Godfrey Shelldens house & soe far up the sayd Cricke until it 
comes close up unto the xipland & also fivety acres of upland 
adjoining to the sayd Marsh & and to go into the land according 
to the marked trees formerly laid out unto him, one hundred and 
sixty pooles ko every acer Sixteen foote & an a halfe to everv 
poole, also to have free comage, with lyberty of fishing & fowlin'*- 
& cutting for ordinary uses in any Swamp or Elsewhere, un- 
bounded forth to others, in such lands as is or shall be unf enced " ; 
in consideration of him his heirs, administrators, and assigns, 
"Yielding & j^aying unto the sayd Henery Jocelyn his heyres & 
Assignes for every fivety acers of Upland & Meddow annually 
three days worke forever, that is to say two days worke in harvest, 
or foode tyme, & one day in cutting of wood, against the feast 
of Christ tyde, if it bee lawfully demanded." 

From the time of his six weeks work for Winter, between June 
1642 and June 1643, until the above transfer, his name occurs 
only once in existing records. 14 April 1661, he was one of the 
ap])raisers of the estate of Andrew Heffers. 

John Libby was (to use the words of the History of Scarbo- 
rough) "for many years one of the town's principal planters"; 
but he took no part in the affairs of the province, and little, so far 
as is known,* in the management of the town. It incidentally 
appears, however, that he was constable in 1664, and his name 
stands first of the four selectmen in a town grant ])earing date 
1669. His name, except as constable, does not appear at all in the 
provincial coui't records, and tliat at a period when quarrels and 
litigations were the order of the day, and indictments were issued 
for the most trivial offences, and on most questionable testimony. 
That in point of morality he took a stand far above his class, is 
very evident from a comparison between his accounts while on 
Richmond's Island and those of his fellow fishermen. Whereas 
most of them spent their entire wages for spirits and tobacco, he 
used no tobacco and very little intoxicating drink of any sort ; 
while nearly all of what he did use was wine. He seems to have 
l^racticed that quiet, correct, peaceful mode of life which has 
always characterized his descendants. 

In Philip's war, in which were devastated all the more exposed 
settlements of Maine, John Libby suffered in common with the 
other inhabitants. He lost everything he had except his ])Ianta- 
tion. In the late summer of 1675, hostile Indians began to a]»penr 
at Black Point, shooting cattle, etc. Those of the hihabitants 

*The existing town records of Scarborough date back so as to iuclude only the decliuing 
years of his life. 



24 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMEHICA. 

who lived at any distance from the garrison (and among tliem 
John Libby) were compelled to leave their habitations for the 
safer abode. Their crops had to be gathered under the protection 
of soldiei-s who went from Boston. The burning of John Libby's 
liouse was recorded in the diary of Capt. Joshua Scottow, who 
had charge of the Boston soldiers, as follows : "Sept. 7th, 1675. 

Being Lord's day * the enemy before of their 

desig-ns early in the morning burnt those houses and barnes our 
Capne saved the day before — they burnt also 8 or 9 deserted 
houses belonging to Libby and children." 

In October, 1G76, Black Point garrison was deserted, and most 
of the inhabitants fled to Boston. The able-bodied men returned 
soon after and again took possession of the garrison, which the 
Indians, contrary to their custom, had left unburnt. Probably 
the women and children did not return until the close of the war ; 
at any rate, John LiV:)by with his wife and younger children were 
in Boston 10 July 1677, and on that date petitioned the Governor 
and Council there assembled, that his sons Henry and Anthony, 
on whom he stated he was dependent for support, might be dis- 
charged from the Black Point garrison. The petition was granted 
the same day.f 

He returned to Black Point probably very soon after. There 
Avas no serious trouble there subsequent to June 1677, and 12 Apr. 
1678 terms of jieace were finally ratified. In a short time Black 
Point liad regained something of its former pi'osperity and in the 
few remaining years of his life, John Libby acquired a comforta- 
ble property. He died at about eighty years of age. In his will, 
dated 9 Feb. 1682, he gave "unto my [his] Children five Shillings 

♦Original defective. 

■tTlie petition, doubtless written by an attorney, was as follows: 
To y« Honoured Governor and Counsell 
Now, Assembled at Bostone 
The Humble Petition of John Liby sin'' Late of Scarbrow 
Humbly Slieweth That tlie good and pieous report tliat was spread abroad, into 
our Native Land of tliis Country) caused your Petitioner to come for 
tills Land -17 yeares agoe, wliere he hath' Ever since Continued tbut 
now by tlie Incursion of ye Barbarious Enimys,) had his houses burned; 
and his Catle an<l Corne destroyed, Soe that yo'' poore Petition' is in 
a very Low Condition, being about, y age of 75 years Therefore not 
any way Capable to iirocure A Livlihood neither hath he been noe 
ways Chargable to y^ Country liitherto) but yo' poore Petition^ and liis 
wife witli 8 Smale Children was mentained from perrishing; By 4 
Sonns of yo'' Petitioner whereof one is Latly Kild at Black point and 
two were sickened at Black point of whicli two) one) was broiight here 
to Boston about Tenn dayes agoe and died Last niglit And the other 
two Sonns are at Black point, and hath been there this 9 mouths 
Therefore yo'^ poore Petitioner Intreats yc worships seriously to Consider 
of yo' petitioner helplesse Condition by ordreing that his two Sonns be 
dischargd from y" Garrison at Black point) Way it please yo' Wor- 
ships lirst to Consider of your petition' age 2^ That hee haueiug 9 in 
family wliich liath tliere depeiidence vpon the Labours of yo' peti- 
tion" two Sonus, nandy Henry Liby and Anthony Liby) 3'i That yo' pe- 
tition' Beseeelies yo' Worsliips to (Consider that 9 months is a goe time 
to Continue in Garrison And that few or non ever Continued soe Long 
in Garrison 
Soe yo' petition' hops that these Considerations beeing but Seriously Con- 
July y» lO'h sidered off; will move yo' worshijis to Grant yo' petition' an order for 
1677 y Discharging of yo' Petition' two Sonns) whicli wilbe a meance to 

' preserue yo' petition' & family from perishing) Soe yo' Subplicant 

This Request is witli his wife and Children shall liaue great cause to pray for yo' liealth 
Granted 10 July 77 and Happynese and Subscribe hiniselfe yo' poore Distresed Subplicant 
E. R S. JoHK Liby 



12 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


12 


00 


00 


08 


00 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


16 


00 


02 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


8 


00 


00 


70 


00 


00 


£118 


06 


00 



THE IMMIGRANT. 25 

Apeece, to every one of them, & to my [his] two youno-er sonns 
namely Mathew & Daniell, fivety Shillings out of y® Estate wlien 
they come [should come] to age"; and willed that "my [his] 
wife shall [should] have it all to her disposeing to Mantayn the 
children." 5 May 1683, William Burrine and Andrew Brown 
made oath before Capt. Scottow to the truth of the followino- in- 
ventory : 

Impr^ To 4 Cows at 

Two Heffers at 

to foure steares at 

to five yearelings at 

to one calfe at teun sliillg^ 

Two sheeps at 

eleven swine at 40 

one horse at 20 shillings 

to weareing apparell 7 
& to household Goods all at J 

house & Lands* at 



That John Libby had two wives is certain. Of the first, noth- 
ing is known but that she was the mother of all his sons exce])t 
Matthew and Daniel, and probably all his daughters. Of tlie 
second there is nothing known but her christian name, which ap- 
pears from the mention in bounding a town grant, 1 May 1686, 
of " Mary Libby's marshes." How long Mary Libby outlived her 
husband is uncertain ; but she probably lived to be again driven 
from her home by the Indians, as no attempt was made to settle 
her estate. 6 Apr. 1720, a warrant was issued to Captain John 
Libby, 1-1, to administer upon his grandfather' s estate ; the Avill 
being either forgotten or set aside. The inventory mentioned 
only the real estate at Black Point — 100 acres of upland, 9 acres 
of fresh meadow, and 100 acres of salt marsh. 

The childrenf of John Libby, probably all born in this country 
except the eldest, were : 

1 John, b. 1636; m. Agnes . 

2 James. I These both lost their lives in Philip's war; unmarried. 

3 Samuel. ) One was killed at Black Point in the spring of 1677; 

the other was taken sick in the garrison, carried to Boston, 
and there died 9 July 1677. 

4 Joanna, m. Thomas Bickford of Black Point. His father lived at 

Dover, N. H., and in the second Indian war his family removed 
from Scarborough to that place. 

5 Henry, b. 1647; m. Honor Hinkson of Scarborough. 

6 Anthony, b. about 1649; m. Sarah Drake of Hampton, K H. 

7 Bebecca, married Joshua Brown of Scarborough. 

8 Sarah, b. 1653; m. Robert Tidy of Scarboi'ough. 

9 Hannah, married Daniel Fogg of Scarborough. 

10 David, b. 1657 ; m. Eleanor . 

11 Matthew, b. 1663; m. Elizabeth Brown of Scarborough. 

12 Daniel, m. Mary Ashton of Scarborough. 



*Thirty -seven years later these lands alone were apprized at £139^. 

tFrom tlie fact that a number of his children, or their heirs, quitclaimed to other par- 
ties one-thirteenth part of his property each, it seems that he left twelve children— prob- 
ably two more daughters whose names do not appear. The four wliose names are given 
were discovered, not by direct search, but casually; in the same way the others may 
some day come to light. 



SECOND GENERATION. 



JoHi^- LiBBY, horn probably in England, in the year 1636 ; mar- 
ried Agnes . 

He was reared in Scarhorough. In August 1668, which was 
probably soon after his marriage, he bought fifty acres of land ad- 
joining his father's plantation. This was no doubt his residence 
while he lived at Black Point, although he afterward received 
several grants from the town. He took quite an active part in the 
public matters of the town, and served as selectman in the years 
1070, 1674, 1683, and 1687. 

The settlement at Black Point was still in rather poor condi- 
tion, when the Indians, instigated by the French, again began to , 
distui'b the quiet of the settlers all along the coast of Maine, and 
became more and more aggressive until May 1690, when Fort 
Loyal, on Casco Neck, a few miles north of Black Point, was at- 
tacked by a large body of Indians with their French allies. Af- 
ter a siege of five days, the fort was surrendered, and the inhabi- 
tants of Scarborough, without waiting to be attacked themselves, 
immediately deserted their homes and fled to safer localities. 

John Libby with his whole family fled to Portsmouth, N. H. 
His youngest son, Jeremiah, was then ten months old. In Ports- 
mouth, where he lived until his death, he followed the calling of 
miller, and during the earlier years of his residence there, was fre- 
quently chosen to fill the minor town offices. He lived to very 
old age; how old, is not known, but as late as 1719-20 he made a 
deposition about early Scarborough matters. He probably died 
soon after. His wife* was living in March 1717, but probably 
died before her husband. 

Their children! were all born in Scarborough. 

*Slie was probably not a Scarborough woman. In a joint deposition of herself and hus- 
band, taken 15 Mar. 1717, her husband testified that one Joseph Winnock had lived at 
Black Point between sixty and serenty years before, but she limited her testimony to p'fty 
years. It would seem that her recollection of Winnock reached back only to the tinie of 
her marriage. 

tNo list of John Libby's children appears. He disposed of his property before his 
death, deeding his real estate to his sons John and Daniel. That the others were his sons, 
there is no p'^sitire proof ; but there are many circumstances which might be said to prove 
it to all practical purposes, and there is nothmy which would tend in the least degree to 
disprove it. All but Benjamin lirst appeared in Portsmouth, and among the descendants 



THE SECOND GENERATION. 27 

Children : 



1 John, married Eleanor Kirke. 

2 Joseph, married Rebecca 



Samuel, married Sarah Wells. 

4 James, married Mary Hanson. 

5 Daniel, married Elizabeth Kirke. 

6 Benjamin, b. 4 June 1682 ; m. Sarah Stone. 

7 Jeremiah, b. 1689 ; married Lydia Badger. 



Henet Libbt, born in Scarborough, in the year 1647; married 
Honor Hinkson, daughter of Peter Hinkson,* whose plantation 
joined his father's. 

He was selectman of Scarborough in 1686. In 1690 he fled, 
with his father-in-law, to Lynn, Mass. He was one of the com- 
pany which first attempted to re-settle their possessions. Tradi- 
tion says that they came from Lynn in a sloop, and built a garri- 
son on Front's Neck, which they successfully defended from a 
force of five hundred French and Lidians. 

Henry Libby and his sons wei-e all present at the first town 
meeting, in 1720. With one John Boden, he was chosen to go 
and show the old highways to the selectmen. In September, 1728, 
at the age of 81, he became a member of the Congregational 
church at Black Foint, which had just been organized under the 
pastoral charge of the Rev. William Tompson. 

His house stood on the lot which was recently added to the 
south side of the Black Foint burying-ground, and was afterward 
occupied by his eldest son. He died 21 Oct. 1732. His wife 
died, 24 Aug. 1724, aged sixty. 

Children : 

1 Mary, m. 13 Jan. 1715, at Marblehead, Mass., Richard Webber. 

2 Samuel, b. 6 July 1689 ; m. Abigail Meserve and Mary Jones. 

3 Sarah, died in Scarborough, 1 Mar. 1723. 

4 James, married 16 Mar. 1738, Abigail Larrabee. His name scarce- 

ly appears except in deeding away what property he inherited 
from his father and mother. The baptisms of the following chil- 
dren occur: 

of Benjamin the tradition is that he went to Berwick (where the records first show him) 
from Portsmouth. 14 June 1712, Capt John Libliy, 1-1, bought from the widow of his 
brother Daniel, and of Samuel Libby's widow, the rights of their husbands in tlie town 
couuuons. James and Jeremiah were both at Scarborough at the first town-meeting after 
tlie re-settlement of the town, in 1720, and both received town grants as their rights.. Jer- 
emiah's name occurs several times as a witness to documents executed by Jolin,l, and 
John, 1-1. Benjamin had a son Joseph, and Joseph had a son Benjamin. Benjamin had 
also Agnes, Daniel, and Jeremiah. John had a son James ; and James, a son John. Dan- 
iel had a son Samuel, and Samuel, it is thought, a son Daniel. Jeremiah had a son John. 
Altogether, in the absence of posifirc proof, more convincing evidence that those seven 
were John Libby's sons could hardly be expected. What daughters he had will probably 
never be known. 

*Philip and Peter Hinkson, probably brothers, were from Hobberton, (or Heberton), 
Devon.shire County. England. Philip emigrated first, and settled at Saco. His widow, 
>Iargaret, married George Taylor of Black Point. She had two children by her first hus- 
band, Sarah and Meribah, both under age in 1G62. In that year, Peter, who had not then 
left England, received a power of attorney to let a tenement in Heberton, which had 
fallen by inheritance to Philip. Within a year or two Peter came to «lack Point, wliere 
he was one of the principal inhabitants until the second Indian war, when he removed 
to Lynn, Mass. He had children, Peter, Simon, Honor, and perhaps others. 



28 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Joanna, bap. 27 May 1744. It may liave been she, that married 

Isaac Myrick, 4 June 1764. 

2 Hannah, I twins, bap. 

3 Susannah, ( 3 May 1847. 

4 Priscilla, bap. 19 May 1751. 

5 Hannah, m. 15 Dec. 1720, in Marblehead, John Follow,* and died 

at an early age, leaving only : 
1 Hannah (Follow). It seems that she lived wdth her grand- 
father Libby and her uncle Samuel. She married Joshua 
Brown, 7-1-6, and died 21 Aug. 1810. 

6 Elizabeth, m. 16 Mar. 1727, Sampson Flummer. Children : 

1 Ehzabeth (Flummer), b. 27 Feb. 1728. 

2 James (Flummer), b. 29 Sept. 1730. 

3 Jeremiah (Flummer), b. 16 June 1733. 

4 Joseph (Flummer), b. 8 Feb. 1735. 

5 John (Flummer), bap. Mar. 1737 ; died young. 

6 Jonathan (Flummer), b. 20 Oct. 1739. 

7 Samuel (Flummer), b. 16 Sept. 1742 ; m. Sarah Bragdon. 

8 Fhebe (Flummer), b. 29 Sept. 1744 ; m. Benj. Small. [See the 

footnote imder David, 10.] 

9 Hannah (Flummer), b. 15 June 1747 ; m. Thomas Libby, 11-6-5. 

7 John, married Mary Goodwin, and Anna Fogg, 9-5-2. 



Anthony Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1649; married 
Sarah Drake, born 20 Aug. 1656, daughter of Abraham and 
Jane Drake, of Hampton, N. H. 

Anthony Libby was a carpenter. He lived in his native town 
until some years after Philip's war. In May, 1681, he was one 
of a committee chosen to purchase timber for building a "fort ", 
Scottow^'s garrison. In November following, he was taxed for 50 
acres of land, 6 acres of marsh, 1 cow, 2 hogs, and 1 mare. , In 
the first part of 1682, he moved to Falmouth. There he found 
his wife, who was a sister of the wife of Anthony Brackett of 
that place. In 1685, he removed to her native town of Hampton, 
and settled in the northeast part of that town, subsequently set 
off to Rye. His wife died 12 June 1716. He married second, 6 
Jan. 1717-18, Jane Rackley of Portsmouth, and lived only a few 
weeks. 

His will was as follows : 

In the name of God Amen. The twentieth day of February 1717 [1718] 
Anthony Lebe of Hampton in the Frovince of New Hampshire in New 
England farmer being very sick and week in body but of perfect mind 
& memory thanks be given unto God therfore calling unto mind 
y'' mortality of my body & knowing it is appointed for all men once to 
Dye do make & ordain this my last will & Testament That is to say 
Frincipally & first of all I give & Recon^end to y^ earth to be buried in 
decent Christian buriall at y'' Descretion of my Executor nothing doubting 
but at y^ Generall Resurection I shall receive y^ same again by j^ mighty 
power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life I give Devise & Dispose of y'' same in 
y^ following manner & form 

*He afterwarrl removed to Falmouth, wliere he mnrried a second wife, Susannah , 

and had: 1 Sarah, b. 13 Dec. 1731; m. Joshua Lawrence. 2 Mary, b. 5 Dec. 1735. 3 Jo- 
seph, b. 9 Jan. 1738; died a young man, without issue. 



THE SECOND GENERATIOiSr. 29 

Imprimis. I Give to Jean my dearly beloved wife my orchard those 
ti-ees that are mine my pasture as far as y*' barn & my great Bason one 
Cow & y<^ white faced heifer & Thirty pounds in money & my great 
Pat & a piece of surge in y^ chest four sheep and i^asturing the west end 
of my house all during her widowhood & no longer 

Sf'ly I Give to my well beloved son Abraham Lebe a calf & his son 
Joseph one sheep 

S'^ly I give to my well beloved son Isaac Lebe two sheep & one half 
of my cove of marsh 

4'4y I give to my well beloved Daughter Sarah six pounds money, 

5*^ly I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Six pounds money 

6*ly I give to my well beloved Daughter Hannah twenty shillings 
money 

7*ly I give my well beloved Daughter Jane my brass Kettle & y^ red 
mantle & two sheep & a cow on marriage day 

gthly I give to my well beloved son Jacob Lebe whom I likewise con- 
stitute make ordain my sole Executor to this my last will & testament 
all & singular of my houses edifices 

[Original defective] 

Lands mesuages both reall and personall Except what is above disposed of 
in the order as it is to be performed by him and after my Decease to be 
by him freely possess<i and Injoyed and I do hereby desallow revoke and 
disannull all and every other former testament will legaces and by me in 
any ways before named will*! and bequeathed Katifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and seall the day and year above written 

Signed sealed published pronounced and 

Declared by the 8*1 Anthony Lebe as his 

last Will and Testament in the Presents mark 

of us the subscribers. Anthony I I ! Lebe 

Thomas Ward his 

Robert Drake 

Samii Chapman 

It was 23roved 5 Mar. 1718. The inventory of Iiis estate was 
as follows : 

A true and just inventory of the estate both reall and personal of An- 
thony Lebe late DeC^ 

to Buildings 
To Meadow 
To land 
To Cattell 
To Sheep 
To 2 horse kind 
To Implements 
To part mill 
To beds and Bed Cloaths 
To Brass 
To Iron 

To barrells and tubs 
To putter and Books 
To wooden moveables in house 
To Boots and shoes 
To Hats and wareing cloathes 
To a Gun 

To Provision and swine 
To money 

To Sarge and a Mantle 

To 6 pound wooll — ^ — 

Apraised by Jabez Dow and Richard Jeuuis 



£ 


s. 


40 


— 


10 


— 


70 


— 


24 


— 


04 


10 


07 


— 


03 


10 


01 


10 


30 


— 


02 


18 


03 


— 


01 


— 


01 


5 


01 


15 


01 


— 


08 


15 


— 


10 


07 


— 


66 


— 


01 


5 



30 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

The cliilclren of Anthony Libby were : 

1 Sarah, m. 18 June 1701, Israel Smith of Hampton. 

2 Mary, m. 7 Mar. 1709, .John Lane of Hampton. 

3 Abraham, m. Sahina Philbrick. 

4 Isaac, m. Mary . 

5 Hannah. 

6 Jacob, b. 25 May 169.5 ; m. Sarah Marston. 

7 Jane, b. 5 Aug. 1700 ; m. 9 May 1720, Deacon Abraham Moulton 

of Hampton, afterward of Kensmgton. 

7 

Rebecca Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1651 ; married 
Joshua Beown, a son of Andrew Brown, one of the earliest and 
most prominent settlers of Black Point. She was a widow in 
Portsmouth in 1721, and was living as late as 1732. 

Children : 
1 Andrew (Brown), m. Susannah 



2 Sarah (Brown), m. William Libby, 11-1. 

3 Charles (Brown). 

4 Samuel (Brown). 

5 Hannah (Brown). 

6 Mary (Brown). 

7 Ephraim (Brown). 

8 

Saeah Libby, born in Scarborough, in the year 1653; married 
RoBEET Tidy. He was the first, and perhaps the only j^erson of 
his surname that settled in Maine or New Hampshire. He first 
appeared as one of the Black Point garrison in 1676. His family 
afterward lived at Kittery, where his widow man-ied second, 

Rogers, and third, Christopher Bampfield. She was living 

in Kittery, a widow, in January, 1729. 

Children : 

1 John (Tidy), m. Hannah, dau. of John Morrell of Kittery; died 10 

Jan. 1766. Children: 

1 Sarah (Tidy), b. 17 Jan. 1714; m. Stacey. 

2 Edah (Tidy), b. 22 Jan. 1716; ra. Emery. 

3 Hannah (Tidy), b. 6 July 1718; d. about 1799; unm. With her 

the name became extinct. 

4 Eobert (Tidy), b. 12 Oct. 1720; m. Hannah . They were 

botli dead in May 1790. No children. 

5 Meribah (Tidy), b. 12 Sept. 1722; died without issue. 

6 John (Tidy), b. 29 June 1724; d. 1749; unm. 

2 Elizabeth (Tidy), m. 8 Jan. 1708, John Witham of York. 

3 Hannah (Tidy), m. Daniel Witham of Kittery. 

4 Mary (Tidy), m. Brown. 

9 

Hannah Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1655; married 
Daniel Fogg. He was a son of Samuel Fogg, of Hamjjton, N. 
H., sup])Osed to have come from Wales. 

Daniel Fogg learned the blacksmith's trade, and settled at 



THE SECOND GENERATION. 31 

Black Point as early as 1681. At the breaking up of the settle- 
ment in 1690, he removed to Portsmouth, and about ten years 
later to Kittery, now Eliot, Me. There he died, in 1755, having 
outlived his wife many years. 

Children : 

1 Hannah ^Fogg), m. 21 May 1704, John Kogers. 

2 Mary (Fogg), m. 11 Aug. 1709, Wm. Brooks. 

3 Eebecca (Fogg), m. 1726, .Joseph Pilsbuiy. 

4 Sarah (Fogg), m. 1 Jan. 1815, Thomas Hanscom. 

5 Daniel (Fogg), b. 12 Apr. 1694; m. Anna Hanscom. 

6 John (Fogg), m. Mary Hanscom. 

7 Joseph (Fogg), m. 1st, 1.3 Jan. 172.5, Sarah Hill; 2cl, Eleanor Lib- 
. by, 1-1-4. He settled on a farm in Scarborough. Having no 

children, he took to live with him Josiah Libby, 1-1-6-4. He 
died some time before his wife, whose death took place 3 Jan. 
1709. at the age of 95. 

8 Seth (Fogg), b. Dec. 1701, in Eliot; m. Mary Pickernale. 

9 James (Fogg), b. 17 Mar. 1704; m. Elizabeth Fernald. 



10 

David Libbt, born in Scarborough, in the year 1657; mar- 
ried Eleanor . 

From the town records it appears that, 11 Feb, 1681, he and 
four others were chosen to renew the bounds between Casco (af- 
terward Falmouth, and now Cape Elizabeth) and Scarborough, and 
that he received several town grants. 

When the town was deserted in 1690, he went to Portsmouth, 
where he lived about ten years. In December, 1699, he, his broth- 
er Matthew, his brother-in-law Daniel Fogg, Joseph Hammond 
and Stephen Tobey, the first three being then of Portsmouth and 
the others of Kittery, bought what was known as the Knowles 
purchase. It was in that part of Kittery which is now Eliot. It 
fronted on the Piscataqua river, at the " Long Reach," about 
three-fourths of a mile, and stretched back into the town a long 
distance. The following spring they divided it lengthwise, so 
that each had a fronting on the river. Hammond had the north- 
west portion, Fogg the next, Matthew Libby the next, David 
Libby the next, and Tobey the southeast lot. 

The division line between the jDortions of David Libby and his 
brother passed over a joiece of rising ground since known as Lib- 
by Hill. On this hill, within a few rods of each other, they built 
their houses. They laid out a lane between their lands, reaching 
way from the river to their northeast boundary ; portions of this 
lane are still open. David Libby built his house, a two-storied 
one, on the site of the present residence of Moses Libby, 10-7-1- 
3-8. It remained until after the death, in 1807, of his great- 
grandson, Joel Libby, the father of Moses. In that house David 
Libby lived the rest of his life, a well-to-do farmer. 

In his will, dated 6 May 1725, he provided for his Avife, and 
left his homestead to his son Ephraim. To David he gave twen- 
ty acres of land on the northeast of, and adjoining, the county 



32 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

road ; to Solomon he o-ave a two-acre house lot on the southwest 
side of the road; to John he had already Q:iven, by deed, his 
Scarborough lands. He probably died in 1736, for in December 
of that year his will was proved. The amount of the inventory 
"was £1329, 5s. He was buried on his own farm, and with him 
now lie five generations of his descendants. 

His children were : 

1 David, m. Esther Hanscom. 

2 Samuel, ra. Mary Libby, 11-3. 

3 Mary, m. 12 April 1722, Joseph Small.* 

4 Solomon, m. Martha Hanscom. 

5 John, ra. Sarah Libby. 11-8. 

6 Elizabeth, m. Sept. 1738, Edward Cloudman, of Biddeford. She 

was probably also a party in the following mai'riage, recorded in 
the Biddeford town records : Abraham Townsend and Elizabeth 
Libbe, both of Biddeford, married 17 Nov. 1743. 

7 Epliraim, b. 2 Feb. 1702, in Kittery; m. Mary Ambler. 

8 Eleanor, b. 21 June 1705, in Kittery; m. 1st, Zebulon Trickey; 2d, 

Lt. Andrew Libby, 1 1-7. 

9 Abigail, b. 29 Sept. 1707; m. Nov. 1725, Richard Nason. 



11 

Matthew Libby, born in Scarborough, in the year 1663 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Andi'ew Brown, one of the 
principal inhabitants of Black Point. 

As has been already told, he went to Portsmouth in 1690, and 

*Francis Rmali? seems to have been the ancestor of a great portion of the Smalls, and 
Smalleys, of New England. He was born 1627. It is probable that he was a son of " Mr." 
Edward Smale, who was of Kittery as early as 1640, and in 164.5 had commission as magis- 
trate ; of whose family nothing appears. Francis Smale first appeared at Dover, 1648 ; 
was of Falmouth 16.57 and 1663 ; of Kittery 1668, where he spent the chief part of his life ; 
in old agfi removed to Truro, Cape Cod. wliere he died about 1714 He was an Indian-tra- 
der, and had a trading house " back of Wells," on land which he afterward bought of 
Capt. Sandy, the Indian, twenty miles square, afterward known as the "five Ossipee 

townships " His wife was Elizabeth , probably that servant of Capt. Francis Cham- 

pernoune mentioned in his will. She was born 1634, and lived to old age. They had the 
following children : 

1 Edwardj died before his father. 

2 Francis, died before his father. 

-)-3 Samuel, b. 1666 ; settled on the homestead in Kittery. 

4 Ben.iamin, settled in Connecticut. 

5 Daniel, a carpenter, lived first at Truro, then at Provincetown. Had children : 

1 Isaac ; 2 Daniel ; 3 .John ; 4 Edward ; 5 Elisha ; 6 Benjamin ; 7 Anna, (m. 
Dyer) ; and perhaps others. 

6 Elizabeth (probably), m. John Bugsley, of Kittery. 

3 Samuel Small married Elizabeth, widow of James Chadbourne, and daughter of 
Ensign James Heard. Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 9 Nov. 1695 ; m. 10 Feb. 1714, Benjamin March. 
+2 Samuel, b. 17 Apr. 1700 ; m. Anna Hatch. 

3 Joseph, b. 3 Dec. 1702; m. Mary Libby, 10-3. 

3-2 Deacon Samuel Small settled in Scarborough. Children: 

-1-1 Samuel, b. 26 May 1718; m. Dorothy Hubbard. 

2 Anna, b. 10 Sept. 1720; m. Josiah Libby, 1-1-0. 

3 John, b. 30 Jan. 1722-3; m. 1st, Sarah Atkins: 2d, Mary McKenney. 

4 Joshua, b. 26 Feb. 172.5-6; m. Susannah Kennard of lilttery. 

5 Elizabeth, b. 3 Feb. 1727-8; m. James Harmon. 

6 Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 172!). 

7 Benjamin, b. 27 June 1732. 

8 James, b. 14 July 17.36. 

9 Mary, b. 13 Jan. 1739. 

3-2-1 Dea. Samuel Small always lived in Scarborough. Children: 



THE SECOND GEKERATION. . 33 

thence to Kittery, in the winter of 1699-1700. He built his 
house close by the one now occupied by Thomas Adlington. It 
was built with hewn timber, and the upper story projected over 
the lower one for protection against the Indians. In that house 
he lived until his death. It was taken down in the early j)art of 
this century, and the present one built. 

Some time before the second organization of the town of Scar- 
borough, he, with Roger Deering, John Libby, 1-1, and Roger Hun- 
newell, went down to Black Point and built a sawmill on None- 
such River, a short distance above the present Congregational 
church. His interest in that mill he afterward gave to his three 
sons, William, John and Andre av, and it is doubtful if he ran the 
mill himself longer than a very short time. He died in March, 
1740-1, leaving his homestead to his son Samuel. His widow 
died two or three years later. In the family burying-ground lie 
Matthew Libby and his wife and five generations of their de- 
scendants, with nothing but rough stones to mark their graves. 

Their children — the first six born in Scarborough and 
Portsmouth, and the rest in Kittery — were: 

1 William, m. Sarah Browu, 7-2. 

2 Matthew, m. Mary IS'ason. 

3 ilary, m. Samuel Libby, 10-2. 

4 Rebecca, m. 21 Jan. 172:3, Thomas Musset. 

5 Hannah, m. Jan. 1722, Samuel Hanscom. 

6 Jolin, b. 1698; m. Keziah Hubbard. 

7 Andrew, b. 1 Dec. 1700; m. Esther Furber; 2d, Eleanor (Libby) 

Trickey. 10-8. 

8 Sarah, b. 7 Sept. 1702; m. John Libby, 10-5. 

9 Nathaniel, b. 2 Nov. 170-1; m. Miriam Knight. 

10 Dorcas, b. 2 Feb. 1706 ; m. 24 June 1729, James Staples. 

11 Samuel, b. 5 Jmie 1709; m. Margaret Rogers. 

12 Mehitable, b. 14 March 1711 ; m. 2 Aug. 1733, Daniel Knight. 

13 Lydia, b. 27 April 1713; m. 17 Oct. 1730, Benj. Stacy. 

14 Elizabeth, m. 26 Nov. 1734, John Smith, jr., of Berwick. 

12 

Daxiel Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1665; married, 23 

1 Abigail, b. 7 Oct. 1742 ; m. John Meserve. [See page 37.] 

2 Benjamin, b. 11 Aug. 1744 ; ra. Pliebe Plumnier, 5-6-8. 

3 Sarah, b. 25 Aug, 1746 ; m. Timothy Waterhouse, 10-2-2-4. 

4 Samuel, b. 23 Oct. 1748 ; cl. at sea ; a young man; unm. 

5 Francis, b. 17 Aug, 1751, 

6 Martha, b, 28 Nov, 1752; m. Philemon Libby, 5-7-12, 

7 Dorothy, b. 22 Apr. 1754; died young, 

-1-8 James, b. 26 Apr. 17.57 ; m. Mary Fogg, 9-.5-4-7, 

9 William, b. 8 June 1759 ; m. Mary and Sarah March, 11-6-1-6 and 12. 

10 Anna. b. 24 .Mar, 1760 ; m. Charles Fogg, 9-5-4-10, 

11 Dorothy, b. 14 Jan, 1762; m. Dominicus Libby, 10-2-4-3, 

3-2-1-8 Capt. James Small lived and died in Scarborough, Children: 

1 Dorothea, b, 29 Sept. 1783; m. James, son of James lilarr, 1-5-3-2-2. 

2 David, b. 27 Mar. 1785; m, Elizabeth Jordan, 

3 Margaret, b, 4 Dec. 1787; died unmarried, aged about 55, 

4 Samuel, b 13 June 1789; m, ^larv Libby, 10-2-4-2-10. 

5 James, b, 29 Dec, 1790; m, Catherine Fogg, 9-6-6-4-3. 

6 IMary, b. 30 Apr. 1793; m, Joshua Libby, 11-7-2-6-2, 

7 Sarah, b, 5 July 1795; m, Benjamin Switcher. 

8 John Hulibard, b, 5 July 1797". 

9 Reuben, b, 30 Mar, 1799; d. a voung man ; unm, 
10 Benjamin, b, 13 Oct, 1801. 



34 ffHE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Feb. 1687, Makt Ashton, dan. of John and Susannah (Foxwell) 
Ashton, then living at Bbick Point. (Susannah Fox well's mother 
was a daughter of Richard Bonython, the original patentee of 
Saco.) 

At tlie second depopulation of the town he went with his wife's 
father to Marblehead, Mass. There he was a carter. He was 
living there as late as 1735, and his wife as late as June 1737. 

Children : 

1 Daniel,* m. in Marblehead, 22 Jan 1714, Abigail Martin. Nothing 

further appears of him except that he had a daughter: 
1 Mary, b. 11 Nov. 1715; m.« 24 July 1730, Wm. Fabens. 

2 Sarah,* m. in Marblehead, 28 Oct. 1721, Chas. Dennis. 

3 Hepsibah, bap. 23 Jan. 1703, in Marblehead. 

4 Beulah, bap. same day; m. 22 May 1727, John Williams. 

*In all probability. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

1135585 

1-1 

Capt. John Libbt, born in Scarborough, probably as early as 
1665; married 29 Dec. 1690, Eleaxor Kirke, dau. of Henry and 
Ruth (Glanfield) Kirke, of Portsmouth. 

He accompanied his father to Portsmouth in 1690. He was a 
mechanic, and we find him mentioned at different times as house- 
wrig'ht, millwright, and wheelwright. He, with his uncle Matthew 
Libby and others, went down to Scarborough and built a sawmill 
some years before 1720, and in the winter of 1729-30 he trans- 
ferred his residence thither, and settled on the original homestead 
of his grandfather. He was jDart owner in, and probably the 
builder of, the gristmill on Libby River, a little below the bridge, 
afterward known as Fogg's mill. He acquired the title Captain 
in New Hampshire, and always retained it. 

The time of his death is unknown, but it was between August, 
1746, and December, 1751. The last time that his wife's name 
appears in any records is in January, 1734. 

Their children* were : 

1 Elizabeth, m. Seth Ring of ISTewington, X. H. 

2 James, b. 1700; m. Mary Furber of Newington. 

3 Joliu, m. Mary Miller of Portsmouth. 

4 Eleanor, b. 1704; m. Joseph Fogg, 9-7. 

5 Jonathan, b. 1706; m. Martha Hasty of Scarborough. 

6 Josiah, b. 1715; m. Anna Small of Scarborough. 



1-2 

Joseph Libby, born in Scarborough, probably as early as 1670 ; 

m, Rebecca . 

His name first appears in the following deposition : 

The Deposition of Joshua Peirce aged about twenty six years, who 
testiheing saith 

That yesterday being y^ twenty fifth day of this Instant ISrovem^ I being 
in company with Coll Packer going up to his farme wee met with Tho: 

*Capt. John Libby, like his father, disposed of his property In his lifetime. No full 
list of his children appears. He probably had a number of daughters whose names can- 
not be learned. 



36 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Perkins and two of Cap' Pickren^ servants namely Tho : Piimery and Jo- 
seph Leby a driveinj? away a certain parcel of neat cattle of from y*^ land 
of y^ a"^ (Joll Packer; y" cattle being reputed his owne namely Coll Pack- 
ers; he required them to forbear driving away his cattle; and he turned 
y'' cattle back through y" woods homeward afterward y« same day I being 
helping of m'' Packer to drive y^ same parcel of cattle down to his own 
house att y« banke was met by Cap' Pickren him self e and Tho : Perkins 
att y"^ further end of Sherbuns Lane who forcibly took from us y« cattle, 
ye s<i Pickren did also say y* he would detain y^ cattle and did also abuse 
ye sd Coll Packer in word^ and threatnd to strike him of his horse and to 
breake his bones farther sayth not : 

I farther testifie y' y^ cattle above mentioned I saw y™ in y^ pound and 
knew them to be cattle belonging to y^ s"i Coll Packers f arme 

this 26 Novem' 1G96 

Sworne in open Court Decemb'' 2'^ 1696 

attest W™ Pedford Cer. 

He lived in Portsmouth thirty-five years or more, but whether 
he died there, or moved away, does not appear. 

Children, doubtless all born in Portsmouth : 

1 Benjamin, b. 1693; m. Elizabeth Ham. 

2 Joseph, m. 29 Dec. 1726, Elizabeth Meserve, of Dover. About 1131 

he settled on a farm in Rochester, but after two or three years re- 
turned to Portsmouth, where the chief part of his life was spent 
as a sailor and fisherman. Nothing appears of him nor his wife 
after Nov. 1739, when they were both living in Portsmouth. 
Children : 

1 Daniel, bap. in Dover, 25 Feb. 1728. 

2 Rebecca, bap. 1729, in Greenland. 

3 Joshua, m. Elizabeth . 

4 Sarah. 

5 Nathaniel (probably), m. Deborah , apparently a relative of 

John Beard and Josiah Ladd, of Exeter. In 1742 or 3 he removed 
from Portsmouth to Exeter, where he followed his calling of pot- 
ter, and also kept a store in which he kept his wares for sale, 
and also a small quantity of staple merchandise. January, 1752, 
administration of his estate was granted to Josiah Thing. No 
children appear. 



1-3 

Samuel Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1674 ; married 
Sarah Wells, daughter of John Wells of Wells. He died a 
young man. He lived in Portsmouth, where his widow afterward 
married Samuel Waterhouse. 

Children :* 

1 Daniel, b. 1697; m. Martha Trickey 6 Nov. 1722, in Berwick, where 
he ever afterward lived. Little is known of him other than what 
appears from the following deposition: 

The Deposition of Daniel Libby of Berwick in the County of York in 

the Seventy Sixth year of his age Testifieth and saith that he with Capt 
Humphry Chadbourn, Capt Ichabod Goodwin John Key Josiah Black 
Nicholas Sewall and sundry others to the Nimiber of fourty four some 
time in the year 1722 or thereabouts went out from Bei-wick on* Scout after 
the Indians thro the Country so far as Great Ossabe River & Pond and in 

*No list of his chll<U-en appears; thei-e can be little doubt, however, that Daniel was 
his son, and quite likely he may have had daughters also. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 37 

tlieir March on the southerly side of s"! River the s*! Chadbourn & Black 
who were then Elderly Men and as they sayd had been there before sayd 
to the Company they were near the place where one Franc^ Small an In- 
dian Trader formerly dwelt upon which in searching they soon found 
mark'd Trees which lead to a piece of ground which appeared to have 
been improve by Planting as the Corn Hills appeared and a cellar in which 
he Enter'd w*^ Cap* Goodwin & others. There was also a Well and the 
s"^ Chadbourn & Black say'd that was 'Smalls Settlement and it lay near 
Great Ossobe Pond, the Depon' adds that he knows of none of the 
s"^ Company now Living save himself, Cap' Jon* Bane, Cap' Icliabod 
Goodwin & John Key Sep'. 6, 1773. Daniel Libbey. 



1-4 

James Libbt, born in Scarborough, probably about 1676 ; mar- 
ried 9 June 1698, Mary Hanson, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
Hanson, of Portsmouth. 

He grew up, and always lived in Portsmouth, where he followed 
the calling of house-carpenter. Among the New Hampshire state 
papers is preserved an order about agreeing loith James Libhy, 
carpenter^ for finishing a line of fortifications near Portsmouth.* 
He was at the first town meeting of Scai'borough, and received 
large grants of land, which he afterward gave to his son James. 
Up to 1747 he lived on a farm, but in that year he sold to Col. 
Nath'l Meserve, and bought a house and garden-spot, where he 
died in 1754. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In 
1712 he was constable "for the Bauk," (Strawberry Bank), and 
afterward filled many town oftices, from selectman, down. 

The last mention of his wife Mary, who seems to have been 
the mother of all his children, was in Aug., 1718, and in 1736 he 
had married a second wife, whose name was Elizabeth. She out- 
lived him ten years or more. 

His children were : 
1 James, b. 23 Nov. 1700; m. Elizabeth Meserve.* 

♦Clement Mesebve came from New Hampshire to Scarborough soon after the 
second settlement. He was a carpenter. He died about 1740, leaving the following 
children: 

1 Elizabeth, m. James Libby, 1-4-1. 

2 Clement, m. Sarah . 

3 Nathaniel, the celebrated New Hampshire colonel. 

4 George. 

-|-5 Daniel, m. Mehitable Bragdon. 

6 Joseph. 
+7 John, b. 21 Mar. 1708; m. Jemima Hubbard. 

5 Deacon Daniel Mesebve, lived and died in Scarborough. Children: 

1 Daniel, b. 5 May 1739; m. Susannah . 

2 Elisha, b. 19 Jan. 1741: m Hannah Fogg, 9-8-6. 

3 Solomon, b. 9 .Fuly 1743; m. Isabella Jordan. 

4 Sarah, b. 27 June 1745; m. Joseph Libby. 11-7-6. 

5 Nathaniel, b 20 Apr. 1747; m. Anna Hunnevvell, 7-1-2-7. 

6 Gideon, b. 31 Jan. 1749; m. Elizabeth Fogg, 9-5-4-6. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 5 Jan. 1754; m. Samuel Smith, of Arundel. 

8 Abigail, b. 1756; m. David Fogg, 9-5-4-4. 

7 John Meserve died in Scarborough, 9 Mar. 1762. His wife died 8 Dec. 1768. 
Their children were : 

3 



38 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1703. 

3 Sarah, b. 10 June 1705; died before 1751, leaving children. 

4 Isaac, b. 3 Dec. 1707; m. Sarah Waldron of Dover. 

5 John, m. 1st, Mary ; 2d, Margaret Crussy. , 

6 Hanson, was a carpenter. His name last appears in his father's 

will, 1751. 

7 Ichabod, m. Mary Jackson. 

8 Shuah, I mentioned in their father's will, 1751. 

9 Elizabeth, J 



1-5 



Daniel Libby, born in Scarborough, probably about 1678 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Kirke, a sister of his brother John's wife. He 
was a carpenter in Portsmouth, and died a young man, shortly 
before June 1712. His widow married 10 Nov. 1724, Daniel 
Meder, " a friend," and died before Oct. 1735. 

Children : 

1 Daniel, m. Eleanor . He was a miller. He died in Bidde- 

ford, where lie had lived many years, in about the year 1740. 
His inventory mentioned five yokes of oxen and 46,442 feet of 
pine boards. His widow married Daniel Brooks. In the settle- 
ment of the estate, mention is made of children, but nothing 
further of them appears. 

2 William, m. Elizabeth Goodwin. 

3 Abigail, m. 2 May 1728, in Durham, Joseph Hill. Children : 

1 Abigail fHill), m. 7 Nov. 1751, James Foss. 

2 Lydia (Hill), m. 1 Jan. 1752, James Marr. Children: 

1 Dorothy, b. 13 Oct. 1733; ra. Roger Libby. 1-1-2-3. 

2 Abigail, b. 21 Feb. 1735; m. Elisha Libby, 10-5-1. 

-j-3 John, b. 7 Dec. 1738; m. Abigail Small. [See page 33.] 

4 George, b. 21 Dec. 1740; m Susanna Staples. 

5 Mary, b. 19 Nov 1742; m. Nathaniel Libby. 10-5-5. 
-|-6 William, b. 26 Oct 1744; m. Margery Deering. 

7 Clement, b. 6 .July 1746; m. Mary Jose. 

8 Joseph, b. 1 Nov. 1748; m. Elizabeth Haines. 

9 Thomas, b. 17 Oct. 1751; m. . 

7-3 John Meserve died in Scarborough, 4 May 1804. His widow died 8 Feb. 1830. 
Their chikb-en were: 

1 Joseph, b. 26 Oct. 1763; m. Mary Stone. 

2 Dorothy, b. 4 Apr. 1765; m. Mark Marr, of Limington. 

3 Abigail, died aged 2 or 3 years. 

4 John, died young. 

5 Benjamin, m. Hannah McKenney. 

6 Samuel Small, b. 3 Dec. 1772; ui. Elizabeth McDaniel. 

-|-7 John, b. 26 Sept. 1779; m. Anna, dau. of Philip and Sally (Smith) Larrabee. [See 
under 5-2.] 
8 Anna, b. 29 Sept. 1783; d. 6 May 1849; unm. 

7-6 WiLLi.^M Meierve died 24 Feb. 1827, in Scarborough His widow died 13 Mar. 
1837. Their children were : 

1 John, b. 7 Aug. 1767; m. Hannah Libby, 11-7-2-8. 

2 Jane, b. 2 May 1770; m. Jacob Larrabee. 

3 Dorothy, b. 7 Mar. 1773; m. Isaac Libby, 10-5-6-5. 

4 Keziah, b. 17 Nov. 1776; m. Humphrey Libby, 10-5-6-8. 

5 William, died aged 2 years. 

7-3-7 John Mesbrvb died 18 Jan. 1866. His wife died 28 Mar. 1860. Their children 
were: 

1 Abigail, b. 21 Nov. 1803; m. Woodbury Libby, 11-7-2-6-8. 

2 Sally, b. 21 Aug. 1805. 

3 Joseph, b. 4 Oct. 1808; d. 8 Apr. 1877; unm. 

4 Horace, b. 20 June 1811 ; m. Esther Libby, 11-7-2-6-13. 

5 Mary, b. 14 Mar. 1814. 

6 Nancy, m. Converse Libby, 10-2-4-3-1^. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 39 

1 John (Man-), bap. 1752; m. Sarah Jordan. 

2 James (Marr), bap. 1754; m. Lydia Libby, 11-7-2-5. 

3 Mercy (Marr), m. Reuben Libby, 10-5-2-3. 

4 William (Marr), probably died young. 

5 Lydia (Marr), m. George Fogg, 9-5-4-9. 

6 Catherine (Marr), unmarried in 1804. 

7 Abigail (Marr), m. 29 Dec. 1797, Jos. Calef. 

8 Daniel (Mai-r), m. Elizabeth Sawyer. 

9 Rufus (Marr), m. Lucy March, 11-6-1-14. 

3 Susannah (Hill), m. 15 July 1755, Nathl. Jordan. 

4 Elizabeth (Hill), m. Thomas Millett, of Falmouth, 

5 Daniel (Hill), of Scarborough in 1762. 

6 Mary (Hill), of Scarborough, unmarried in 1762. 

4 Samuel, b. about 1707; died l7o4; unm. He lived in Scarborough 
and Falmouth, and acquired considerable real estate in each town. 

1-6 

Deacon Benjamin Libby, born in Scai-borough, 4 June 1682; 
married 20 Dec. 1707, Sarah Stone, daughter of Daniel and 
Patience (Goodwin) Stone, of Kittery. 

He was carried by his father to Portsmouth in 1690, and after- 
ward went to Berwick and " lived and served his time " seven 
years with Col. John Plaisted, He never left Berwick, but set- 
tled near what is now South Berwick Junction, on the " Witch- 
trot" road, and there lived until his death. 

Deacon Libby was for many years one of the principal inhabi- 
tants of the town ; frequently placed on the most important town 
committees, often presiding over the meetings of the town, and 
from 1719 to 1736, selectman. He was one of the original pro- 
prietors of Lebanon and took a prominent part in the early man- 
agement of that township. 16 Sept. 1725, he was chosen deacon 
of the Congregational chiirch, of which he and his wife had been 
members from 7 Oct. 1716, and filled that position until 25 June 
1761. There is a record of special thanks voted him for his ser- 
vices. He died 9 Nov. 1768. Whether his wife died before or 
after is unknown, but she was living as late as February, 1764. 

Their children were : 

1 Agnes, b. 24 May 1709 ; m. Clark. 

2 Joseph, ) twins, born ) m. Anna , and Mrs. Eliz. Shorey. 

3 Benjamin, i 5 Apr. 1711; j m. Sarah ; died 1734. Probably it 

was his widow that was of Boston in 1754. and was put under 
guardianship as being non compos mentis. The children of Ben- 
jamin Libby were : 

1 Paul, bap. 1733 : m. 31 Dec. 1758, Meribah Lord. He was a 

farmer in the North Parish of Berwick as late as 1784. No 
children appear. 

2 Anna, bap. 9 Feb. 1734-5 ; m. 1755, Joshua Brackett. 
The widow Libby bore to Benjamin Chadbourne a child: 
a Mary, bap. Dec. 1741. 

4 Sarah, b. 8 Feb. 1713; m. Lord. 

5 Daniel, b. 21 Feb. 1715; m. Abigail , and Lois (Jones) Went- 

worth. 

6 Mary, b. 8 May 1717 ; m. Hodgdon. 

9 Charles, b. 29 Dec. 1721 ; m. Abigail Hilton. 
10 Elisha, bap. 24 May 1724; died young. 



40 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

1-7 

Jeremiah Libby, born in Scarborough in 1689; married 28 
April 1715, Lydia Badger, daughter of John and Hannah 
(Swett) Badger, of Portsmouth. 

lie was ten months old when his father was driven from his 
liome in Scarborough, and fled to Portsmouth. In Portsmouth he 
evei- afterward lived, and practiced successfully the calling of 
liouse-carpenter. He took no active part in town affairs, but that 
lie had the confidence and esteem of his townsmen is evident 
from his being several times on important committees, and that 
he was at times chosen moderator of the town meetings. He and 
his wife were both members of the Church of Christ. She died 
before him by a number of years. He died in the spring of 1766, 
having outlived six of his eight children. 

They were : 

1 Jeremiah, b. 21 Feb. 1717; m. 1st, Mary Symmes; 2d, Sarah New- 

inarch. 

2 George, b. 20 Jan. 1719; m. Elizabeth . 

3 John, b. 2 Nov. 172U; probably died witliout issue, as he was not 

mentioned in liis fatlier's will. 

4 Lydia, b. 18 Oct. 1722; m. Brown. She lived to a great age, 

and died with Iier nephew, Jeremiah Libby, Esq., 1-7-1-2. 

5 Sarali, died in infancy. 

6 Theodore, b. 10 Dec. 1726; m. . 

7 Sarah, b. 21 Oct. 1728; probably married an Ayres, as her father, in 

his will, mentioned his grand-daughter, Hannah Ayres. 

8 Abigail, m. Pike. 



5-2 

Lieut. Samuel Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 July 1689; 
married first, 29 Feb. 1727, Abigail Meserve ; (died 10 Nov. 
1734); second, 17 Jan. 1739, Mary Jones, daughter of John and 
Joanna (Cotton*) Jones,* of Scarborough. She died in June, 
1754. 

In the flight from Scarborough in 1690, he was carried to Lynn, 
Mass., and there he must have received his education, which was 
much superior to that of most of the second settlers of Scarborough. 
He was present at the first town meeting, and was chosen clerk. 
From that time on he took a leading part in the affairs of both 
town and church. In February, 1726, it was voted by the town 
that divine services should be held "one Sabbath day at the house 
of Col. Westbrook at Dunstan, and another at the house of Sam- 
uel Libby on Black Point," that is, alternately. In May, 1728, 
he was on the committee chosen to oversee the building of the 
meeting-house. It was built a few rods north of his house, and 
the land between became the burying-ground, into which, a few 
years since, the site of his house was taken. He filled nearly all 
the oflices in the gift of the town. He was clerk during the first 
six years of the town's organization ; selectman from 1721 to 1742, 

♦Both natives of Portsmouth, N. H. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 41 

except the year 1727 ; anrl frequently moderator, and placed on 
the most important committees. 

He was a skilled land-surveyor, and probably surveyed more 
during the thirty years that succeeded the re-organization of the 
town in 1720, than any other man in that region. He was lot- 
layer for the proprietors, and was also proprietors' clerk from 
1727 until old age. In his latter days he became very feeble, and 
during the last fifteen years of his life his townsmen had to look 
to others for the many services which they had been accustomed 
to receive from him. He died 1 Jan. 1770. 

His children by his first wife, were : 

By his second wife : 
3 Ebenezer, b. 9 Nov. 1740; m. Miriam Larrabee.* 

♦William Larrabee, tradition says, was a Frenchman. He married, Nov. 1655. in 
Maiden, Mass., Elizabetli, dau. of George and Elizabeth (Wilkinson) Felt. George Felt 
was the most prominent of the early settlers of North Yarmouth, Me., and thither his 
son-in-law, Larrabee, removed. He bought land of an Indian named Warromby. It was 
probably during t'hilip's war that he returned to Maiden, where he died. His will was 
probated 24 Oct. 1692. His children were: 

1 Stephen m. Isabel ; lived in Maiden. 

2 William, b. 1658; m. Catherine ; lived in Wells, Me. 

-\-3 Thomas, m. Elizabeth . 

4 John (probably), returned "beyond the sea." 

5 Isaac h. 1664; lived in Lynn, Mass. 

6 Benjamin, b 1666; m. r)eborah Ingersol; lived in Falmouth, Me. 

7 Samuel;, died before 1727. 

3 Thomas Larrabee, settled in Scarborough; fled to Kittery, 1790; returned at the 
second settlement of Scarborough; was killed by the Indians, with his son Anthony, 19 
Apr. 1723. He lived, was killed, and was buried, on tlie "teu acre home lot," on the west 
side of Black Point road, which now forms part of the Storer Libby (11-7-2-4-8) home- 
stead. Children : 

-)-l Thomas, m. Abigail Pitman, May. 1815. 

2 Eleanor, m. 1 Dec. 1715. Christopher Mitchell. 

3 Anthony, was killed with his father, 19 Apr. 1723. 
-|-4 Benjamin, b. 1700; m. Sarah Johnson. 

-|-5 John, m. Mary Ingersol. 

6 Hannah, m. 28 Feb. 1737, Benjamin Richards. 

7 Jane. 

3-1 Thomas Larrabee, lived in Kittery, Portsmouth, and Scarborough. No li.st 
of his children apjjears, but they were probably as follows: 

1 Abigail, m. James Libby, 5-4. 

2 Samuel, m. Sarah Brown. 

3 Thomas, m. Mary • 

4 Isaac, m. Deborah Larrabee, 3-5-2; settled in Machias. 

5 Ezekiel, bap. 10 .June 1733; died young. 

6 Joseph, bap. 8 Jan. 1737. 

7 Ezekiel, bap. 23 Apr. 17.38. 

8 Olive, bap. 12 June 1743; m. 12 Nov. 1760, Joseph Drisco. 

3-4 Benjamin Larrabee, born 1700; lived on Pleasant Hill, in Scarborough; died 
17 Dec. 1763. His widow died 26 Dec. 1789. Children : 

1 William, b. 2 May 1727; m. Mary Burns, Lydia Mitchell, Lucy Stone, and Abigail 

Dyer. 

2 Sarah, b. 28 June 1729; m. 19 Oct, 1755, John Adams. 

3 Hannah, I . .^^ ,, ia ivTn-^ 17W- ( m. Deacon Joshua Libby, 11-7-2. 

4 Elizabeth, \ <^^i°^' ^- ^^ ^^'^^ ^^^^> \ m. 1st, John Watson; 2d, Robert Hasty. [See 

under 1-1-5.] 

5 Lydia, b. 6 Apr. 1736; ra. Moses Fogg, 9-6-6. , , ,. n tt 

6 Benjamin, b. 23 Mar. 1740; m. Hannah (Hasty) Skillings. [See under 1-1--5.] He 

was a captain in the Revolution, colonel in the militia, representative to the Gen- 
eral Court of Massachusetts, etc. Children : 



42 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA . 

4 Lemuel, b. 1 March 1743 ; died young. 

5 Abigail, b. 7 Jan. 1745; m. 5 Feb. 1771, John Warren of Scarbo- 

rough, afterward of New Gloucester. 

6 Ezokiel. b. 13 Feb. 1747; m. 17 Mar. 1779, Sarah, daughter of Wm. 

Larrabee. |See page 41.] He was drowned shortly after at 
Machias, and his widow married, 27 Oct. 1782, Josiah Milliken. 
No children. 

7 Nehemiah, b. 14 May 1749; m. Abigail Hunnewell, 7-1-2-8. 



5-7 

Capt. John Libbt, born probably soon after the year 1700; 
married first, 15 June 1728, Mary Goodwin, daughter of Wm. 
and Deliverance (Taylor) Goodwin, of Berwick; (died after a few 
years); second, 24 Aug. 1738, Anna Fogg, 9-5-2. 

He accompanied his father from Lynn to Scarborough, and set- 
tled on a farm. His house was on Oak Hill, on the north side of 
what afterward became the post-road between Portland and Saco, 
a little west of the road leading to Gorham Corner. 

He was a man of unusual energy and ability, and filled repeat- 
edly the most important positious in the town. We find him cho- 
sen "to locate Black Point school," and "to inspect the law rela- 
tive to the killing of deer." He was also a land sixrveyor and suc- 
ceeded in a measure to the position which his brother had filled. 
He was lieutenant in Capt. George Berry's company in 1745, and 
after the deatli of Capt, John Libby, 1-1, became known as Cap- 
tain, and retained that epithet until his death, which was the 
result of an accident. He was on a fishing trip, with two others, 
and tlie small boat in which they were was upset near the mouth 
of Nonesuch River, and although an expert swimmer, he never 
rose. Tlie two others escaped, and there were suspicions of foul 
play at the time of his death. 

His children, by his first wife, were : 

1 Henry, b. 6 Oct. 1729; doubtless died young. 

2 Hannah, b. 4 Mar. 1731 ; m. John Fogg, 9-6-2. 

3 Lucy, bap. June 173.5; died in infancy. 

4 Edward, b. 21 June 1736; doubtless died young. 

1 Hannah, b. S June 1779; died unm , aged 28. 

2 ]{enjamin, b. 24 .lune 1781; m. Susannah Libby, 5-7-14^3. 

3 Joseph, b. 22 Feb. 1788; m. Phebe Libby, 5-7-14-6. 
7 Miriam, b. 24 Feb. 1744; m. Ebenezer Libby, 5-2-3. 

3-5 John Larrabee, lived and died in Scarborough. Children : 

1 John, died in infancy. 

2 Deborah, b 24 July 1728; m. Isaac Larrabee, 3-1-4. 

3 Solomon, b. 7 Oct. 1731; m Elizabeth Winter; died 6 Aug. 1759. Only child : 

1 Phebe, m. 18 Aug. 1774, Joseph Uilkey of Gorham. 

4 Mary, b. 29 Apr. 1736; m. Thomas Libby, 10-1-8. 

5 Stephen, b. 3 Nov. 1738; m. Hannah McKenney. [See under 5-2-3.1 

6 Phebe, b 26 Aug 1740. 

7 Eunice, b. 24 Nov. 1741; m. Moses McKenney. [See under 5-2-3.1 

8 Philip, b. 3 Mar. 1744; m. Sally Smith. 

9 John, b. 23 Apr. 1746. 

10 Jonathan, b. 16 Apr. 1748; m. Alice Davis. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 43 

By his second wife : 

5 Ehoda, ) twins, born ) probably died young. 

6 Abner, S 4 July 1739; f m. 29 Nov. 1762, Lucy Hunnewell, 7-1-2-6. 

He "went off and never was lieard from." It was probably his 
widow that married, 1 Dec. 1767, George Berry of Georgetown. 

7 Olive, b. 6 Feb. 1741 ; probably died young. 

8 Stephen, b. 13 Jan. 1743 ; m. Margaret Miller. 

9 Moses, ) twins, born \ died young. 

10 Aaron, ( 18 Mar. 174.5; ( m. Elizabeth Weeman. 

11 Jesse, bap. March 1747; m. Keziah March, 11-6-1-1. 

12 Philemon, b. 29 May 1749; m. Martha Small. 

13 Eunice, b. 22 Oct. 1752; m. Major Josiah Libby, 1-1-6-4. 

14 Seth, b. 1 May 175.5; m. Lydia Jordan. 

By Lydia (Skillings), widow of Mark Libby, 10-.5-3: 

15 Nathan,* b. 16 Aug. 1766 ; m. Abigail Davis, 11-1-8-1. 



6-3 

Abraham Libbt, born in Hampton, N. H., about 1688 ; mar- 
ried 14 Jan. 1713, Sabina Philbeick, daughter of Joseph and 
Tryphene Philbrick, of Hampton. 

He was a farmer. He lived in Hampton iintil 1718 or 19, and 
then moved to Portsmouth, onto a farm which he had purchased. 
There he abode until the spring of 1757, when he moved to North 
Hampton. Within a year lie moved to Exeter, where he lived 
two or three years, near the " old pickpocket mill." Thence he 
moved to Epsom, where he died in the spring of 1767. His wife 
died j^robably before he left Portsmouth. 

Their children were : 

1 Betty, b. 6 Oct. 1713; m. 19 July, 1733, Ephraim Holmes, of Bar- 

rington. 

2 Joseph, b. 15 Aug. 1715; m. Margaret Abbot. 

3 Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1717 ; m. 17 Jan. 1744, Penuel Chapman. 

4 Phebe, b. 15 April 1720; ] 

6 iSn^-KllDel'l'ffi;! p.obably died young. 



7 Ephraim, bap. 1734; 



6-4 



Isaac Libby, born about 1690, in Hampton, N. H. ; married 
Mart . 

He was a farmer, and spent the chief part of his life in Rye. 
He took an active part in the settlement of Epsom, and for a 
number of years he doubtless divided his time between those 
two places. That he was a man of good ability is evident from 
the positions to which he was chosen by his townsmen. He was 
chairman of the committee which built the first meeting-house in 
Epsom, 1663. He probably died there in Epsom about ten years 
later. 

*He was brought up by bis mother, and really derived his surname from her; but rath- 
er thau give him the broken number, 1 i-5-3-a. which he must have had, it seems prefer- 
able to the compiler to place him in his true descent. 



44 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children : 

1 John, b. 1 Aug. 1720; m. Eleanor Berry. 

2 Mary, b. 4 Nov. 1722; m.* 11 Oct. 1744, James Knowles. 

3 Elizabeth, I twins, b. ) m.* 11 Oct. 1744, Amos Knowles. 

4 Isaac, ) 28 Feb. 1725; ) m. 1st, Ann Symmes; 2d, Margaret Kal- 

derwood. 

5 Arthur, b. 5 April 1728; m. Deborah Smith. 

6 Euth, b. 5 Sept. 17o0; m.,t perhaps, 27 Sept. 1753, Jos. Edmunds. 

7 Jane, b. 11 Sept. 1733. 

8 Reuben, b. 11 Aug. 1734; m. 1st, Sarah Goss; 2d, Sarah Tucker. 

9 Joanna, b. 16 Oct. 1737; m. 2 Nov. 1761, Amos Blazo, of Chichester; 

moved to North Parsonsfield, Me., 1778; died there 30 Aug. 1810. 



6-6 

Jacob Libby, born in Hampton, 25 May 1695 ; married, 29 
Oct. 1719, Sarah Marston, born 29 May 1699, daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah Marston, of Ham})ton. 

He had his father's homestead, and it is thought he always lived 
on it. His son Abraham lived at home, and he probably died 
with him, soon after 1765. 

Their children were : 

1 Samuel, b. 9 Feb. 1720; m. 1st, Abigail Symmes; 2d, Penelope 

(Huntingdon) Barber. 

2 Anthony, b. 7 Jan. 1722; d. young. 

3 Sarah, b. 2 Feb. 1724-5; m. 24 Nov. 1743, Samuel Blake. 

4 Euth, b. 21 Jan. 1727; m., perhaps, 27 Sept. 1753, Jos. Edmunds. 

5 Jacob, b. 25 July 1729; d. young. 

6 Hannah, b. June 1731; m.* Benjamin Jenness, 16 Mar. 1752. 

7 Job, b. 15 Jan. 1734-5; died young. 

8 Joseph, I twins, b. ) m. Mary . 

9 Benjamin, ( 25 Feb. 1737; ) m. 1st, Jane ; 2d, Abigail Haines. 

10 Abraham, b. 29 Dec. 1739; m. 1st, Abigail Page; 2d, Mary Tarlton. 

11 Hepsibah, bap. Aug. 1742; probably died young. 



7-1 

Andrew Brown, born probably in Scarborough ; married Su- 
sannah . He removed from Portsmouth to Scarborough 

after the second settlement, and continued there until his death. 

Children : 

1 Rebecca (Brown), m. 16 Nov. 1730, Josiah Hunnewell. Children: 

1 Mary (Hunnewell); 2 John; 3 Andrew; 4 Abigail; 5 Jona- 
than; 6 Zerubbabel; 7 Benjamin; 8 Leah; 9 Sarah; 10 Sarah. 

2 Hannah (Brown), m. 1731, Richard Hunnewell.|| 

♦Probably. 

tJoseph Edmunds married Ruth Libby, either 6-6-4, or 6-4-6. 

II Roger Hunnewell settled in Saco and died in 1654. He had at least two sons: 

1 John, settled in Wethersfield, Conn. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel 
Harris of Middletown. 
-)-2 Richard, settled in Scarborough. 

2 Lt. Richard Hunnewell was one of the leading inhabitants of Scarborough. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 45 

3 Abigail (Brown). 

4 Susaiiiiali (Brown). 

5 Sarali (Brown), m., as second wife, Richard Hunnewell. 

6 Joshua (Brown), ni. Hannah Follow, 5-5-1. 

9-5 

Capt. Daniel Fogg, born probably in Portsmouth, 12 April 
1694; m. 30 July 1715, Anna Hanscom, daugliter of Thomas 
and Alice Hauscom, of Kittery. 

He lived in Kittery until 1727, and then moved to Scarborough, 
and settled on Libby River, opposite the original Libby homestead. 
He was for many years one of the principal men in the town, and 
died 1 Dec. 1782. His wife died 15 April 1775. 

Their children, born in Kittery, were : 

1 Samuel (Fogg), b. 1 June 1716; m. Rachel Mariner. 

2 Anna (Fogg), b. 16 Feb. 1718: m. John Libby, 5-7. 

3 Hannah (Fogg), b. 12 Nov. 1719; m. 8 Sept. 1743, Wm. Hasty. 

4 Reuben (Fogg), b. 1 June 1722; m. Margaret Elder. 

5 Mary (Fogg), b. 28 July 1724; m. 13 Nov. 1746, Geo. Hanscom. 

6 Keturah (Fogg), b. 5 Feb. 1727, probably in Kittery; m. Elisha 



Hanscom. 



Born in Scarborono-h ; 



7 Esther (Fogg), b. 13 Oct. 1729; m. Elisha Libby, 10-5-1. 

8 Rhoda (Fogg), b. 15 Mar. 1733; probably died young. 

9 Daniel (Fogg), b. 5 Dec. 1735; m. Sarah Scott. He became one of 

the first settlers of Machias, and died there 7 Feb. 1706. To use 
the words of the record made by his niece, Anna (Fogg) Roberts, 
9-5-1-7, ' ' He was killed by the fall of a limb, which unhappily 
fell from the tree on which he was cutting." 

9-6 

John Fogg, born probably in Portsmouth, about 1696 ; mar- 
ried 30 Sept. 1725, Maey Hanscom. He removed to Scarbo- 
rough, and settled on the farm now occupied by William and 
John Fogg, 9-6-6-4^4-1 and 3. There he died, in the year 1749. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Mary (Fogg), b. .30 June 1727; d. young. 
. 2 John (Fogg), b. 12 Oct. 1729; m. Hannah Libby, 5-7-2. 
3 Sarah (Fogg), b. 10 Feb. 1732; d. young. 

His wife was a daughter of Richard Moore. He was a noted killer of Indians, and finally 
lost his life at their hands. Child: 

1 Roger, married Mary . 

2-1 Roger Hunnewell returned to Scarborough at the second settlement of the 
town, and died 13 June 1720, aged 45. His widow out-lived him many years. Chiklreu: 

1 Josiah. See above. 

2 Richard. See above. 

3 Elizabeth, m. Robert Gilmore, of Londonderry, N. H. 

4 Zerubbabel, b. 15 Apr. 1716. He settled in Windham, and had sons Nathaniel, 

Zfrubbabel, William, and Elijah. 

5 Roger, b. 28 Dec. 1719; m. 7 Nov. 1750. Lydia Ervine; d. 27 Dec. 1810. His widow 

died 14 Dec. 1811. Children: Jane, b. 24 Mav 1752; Jesse, b. 1754. died young; 
Richard, b. 26 Feb. 1756; Roger, b. 14 July 1758; Lydia, b 21 Jan. 17G1; Martha, 
b. 8 Dec. 1763, m. 6 Aug. 1789, James Robinson; Mary, b. 21 Mar. 1767; John, b. 4 
Jan. 1770. 



46 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 Hannah (Fogg), b. 27 April 1734; d. young. 

5 Abigail (Fogg), b. 20 July 1730; m. George Hanscom. 

G Moses (Fogg), b. 14 Oct. 1738; m. Lydia Larrabee, and Catlierine 
Libby, 1-1-5-5. 

7 Jonathan (Fogg), b. 13 Feb. 1741; m. Anna Maxwell. 

8 Joseph (Fogg), b. 29 June 1743; m. Mercy Berry. 

9 Mary (Fogg), b. 18 Nov. 1746. 



9-8 

Seth Fogg, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Dec. 1701 ; married 
28 Nov. 1727, Mary Pickerxale, daugliter of John Pickernale 
of Kittery. He settled in Scarborough, on Scottow's hill, and 
there died in the fall of 1748. 

His children were : 

1 Seth (Fogg), b. probably in Kittery; m. Euth Waterhouse, 10-2-2-1. 

2 Timothy (Fogg), b. 19 June 1732; m. 15 April 1760, Abigail Hans- 

com. Children: 1 Benning-; 2 Simon; 3 Timothy; 4 Eunice. 
In 1773 he moved to Gray. 

3 Lydia (Fogg), b. 5 April 1734; m. 18 July 1754, Isaiah Foster. 

4 James (Fogg), b. 8 April 1736; m. 9 June 1757, Molly Scammon. 

Children: 1 John Scammon (Fogg); 2 Nelson; 3 Hannah; 4 
James; 5 Welmot; 6 Isaac; 7 Scammon; 8 Silas. 

5 Mary (Fogg), b. 11 Oct. 1738; m. 17 Nov. 1757, Ezekiel, Foster. 

6 Hannah (Fogg), b. 24 May 1741; m. 17 Nov. 1757, Elislia Meserve. 

7 Benning (Fogg), b. 27 June 1744; d. young. 

9-9 

James Fogg, born in Eliot, 17 Mar. 1704; married 23 Oct. 
1728, Elizabeth Fernald, daughter of Dea. James and Mary 
Fernald, of Kittery. 

He lived and died on the farm where he was born. His death 
occurred 24 Dec. 1787. His wife died about 1766. 

Their children were : 

1 James (Fogg), b 23 June 1731; m. 1st, Anne Remmick; (died Apr. 

1783); 2d, about 1800, Mary Twambly. He died in Wolfborough, 
N. H., on a visit to his daughter, in 1805. Children: 

1 Mark (Fogg), b. 15 July 1757; m. 1st, Eunice Fernald; 2d, 

Mary Keay ; settled in Wolfborough. 

2 Anne (Fogg), b. 28 Jan. 1761; m. 19 Dec. 1781, Stephen Randall. 

3 James (Fogg), b. 12 Sept. 1763; m. Sarah Keay. 

4 Elizabeth (Fogg), b. 26 Apr. 1765; d. 1778. 

5 Joseph (Fogg), b. 8 Feb. 1767; m. 1st, Mary Hammond; 2d, 

Lydia Keay. He settled first in Wolfborough and then in 
eastern Maine. 

6 John (Fogg), b. 7 Mar. 1769; was drowned in Union River in 

1781. 

7 Susannah (Fogg) b. 29 Apr. 1771 ; m. 25 July 1793, Aaron Chick. 

8 Mary (Fogg), b. 12 Oct. 1773; m. Love Keay. 

9 Simon (Fogg), b. 8 Feb. 1777; m. Lydia Felch. 

10 Elizabeth (Fogg), b. 27 May 1779; m. James Brackett. 

11 Levi (Fogg), b. 2 Mar. 1783; m. Mary Perkins; settled in 

Brunswick, Me. 

2 Mary (Fogg), b. 21 Feb. 1734; m. 4 July 1752, James Emery of Eliot. 

3 Elizabeth (Fogg), b. 2 Sept. 1737; m. Nathaniel Libby, 11-9-5. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 47 

4 Anne (Fogg), b. 2 Mar. 1739; m. 1767, .John Toby of Eliot. 

5 Hannah (Fogg), b. 24 .July 1741; d. 10 Dec. 1819; unm. 

6 Eunice (P^'ogg). b. 12 Nov. 1743; m. Capt. .Josiah Staples. 

7 Joseph (Fogg), b. 12 Feb. 174-5; m. Mary Littlefield. He settled in 

Berwick, where he died 30 Sept. 1807. Children: 

1 Joseph (Fogg), b. 9 Feb. 1772; m. Pliebe Hayes. 

2 Daniel (Fogg), b. 2!) Aug. 177 ; m. Peggy ITodgdon. 

3 Jane (Fogg"), b. 10 May 1776; m. David I'lodgdon. 

4 James (Fogg), b. 10 Aug. 1781; m. Olive lludgdon. 
.5 Isaac (Fogg), b. 13 Nov. 1783; m. Susannah Hayes. 

8 Abigail (Fogg), b. about 1747; d. aged 2 or 3 years. 

9 John (Fogg), b. 17 Sept. 1750; m. Abigail Leighton. 
10 Daniel (Fogg), b. 24 Sept. 1752; died young. 



10-1 

David Libby, born probably in Scarborough before his parents 
were driven away in 1690; married Esther Hanscom, daughter 
of Thomas and Alice Hanscom, of Kitlery. 

He lived on a part of his father's homestead, in Kittery, now 
Eliot, until about 1731. During a portion of that time he was a 
licensed retailer. From Kittery he moved to Scarborough, and 
settled on a farm on Scottow's Hill. His house was a garrison, 
and stood about two rods southeast of the late residence of 
Leonard Libby, 10-2-4-8-6. There it was that Nathaniel Dresser 
was killed by the Lidians. David Libby shot the Indian that did 
the deed, and wounded him so severely that he died soon after, 
David Libby died in Febriiary, 1765, and was buried on the 6th 
of that month. His wife died in March, 1761. They were 
doubtless both buried a few rods northeast of the house of Lem- 
uel Libby, mentioned above. This spot was for many years the 
principal burying-ground of the inhabitants of that locality, and 
it is said that more than a hundred interments were made there ; 
but it is now covered by a dense growth of shrubs and under- 
brush, and not more than three or four graves are discernible. 

The children of David and Esther Libby were : 

1 Alice, b. 28 Nov. 1714; m. 2 Sept. 1736, Solomon Stone. 

2 Josiah, b. 25 Oct. 1716; m. Mary Stone. 

3 George, b. 18 Jan. 1719; d. 15 Jan. 1790; unm. He was one of the 

original settlers of Machias, 1763, and from that year until his 
death divided his time between that jjlace and Scarborough. He 
gave to the town of Machias the lot on which the town hall now 
stands. "On a part of this lot 'sleep the rude forefathers of the 
hamlet.' It has also been the site successively of two churches. 
In 1850, the old meeting-house standing on this lot, though not 
occupied for some years as a place of worship, was taken down 
by the town, which erected upon the same spot a large and, hand- 
some edifice, containing convenient and spacious rooms for two 
high schools and a commodious town hall. To this building the 
town voted shovdd be given the name of Libby Hall, in honor of 
George Libby, and in remembrance of his generous gift of the 
land to the people of Machias."* He died with his nephew, 
Thomas Libby, 10-1-8-1, to whom he had given the farm which 
became his homestead. 

♦Letter of Peter Thatcher, Esq., to the author of the History of Scarborough. 



48 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 Esther, b. 7 Apr. 1721; m. 9 June 1740, William Harmon. 

6 Tinidthy, married Sarali Stone. 

6 David, inarried Dorcas Means, and Joanna fJose) Page. 

7 Eleanor, bap. in Scarborough, Aug. 17;!1 ; died young. 

8 Thomas, b. 16 Nov. 1833; m. Mary Larrabee. 

10-2 

Samuel Libby, born about 1690; married 31 May 1713, Mary 
LlBBY, 11-3. 

He was reared in that part of Kittery which is now Eliot, and 
became a carpenter. He biiilt him a house on a portion of the 
homestead of his father-in-law, his uncle MattheAV Libby, and there 
lived until about 1731. He then removed to Scarborough and 
settled on the farm now occu]:)ied by Samuel Manson Libby, 10-2- 
4-9-3. He Avas a thrifty, enterprising man, and accumulated a 
large property for those times. Hisinventoiy mentions his home- 
stead, (valued at £280), 322 acres of land beside, half a sawmill, a 
negro man, (his name was Nimrod), eight oxen, eight cows, four 
steers, four heifers, one horse, one bull, thirty sheep, four swine, a 
clock, (this was in 1754), one-eighth of a sloop, one-sixth and one- 
sixteenth of a schooner, and a pew in the meeting-house. He was 
buried 15 May 1754. His wife outlived him twenty years, and 
died in January, 1774. 

Their children were : 

1 Samuel, b. 7 July 1714; m. Elizabeth Hubbard. 

2 Mary, b. 12 Apr. 1716 or 17; m. Joseph Waterhouse. * 

3 Olive, m. 21 Feb. 1739, Theophilus Smith of Saco, 

4 Enock, m. Elizabeth Plummer. 

5 Abigail, b. 2 Mar. 1733 ; m. 9 Jan. 1752, Josiah Graffam. 

10-4 

Solomon Libby, born probably in Portsmouth, about 1695 ; mar- 
ried, 4 ]\Iar. 1725, Martha Hanscom, daughter of Thomas and 
Tamsen Hanscom, a half-sister of his brother David's wife. 

He was a carpenter, and at first built him a house on his father's 
land, southwest of the road. He afterward came into possession 
of the twenty acres on the northeast side of the road, on which 
his brother David lived until his removal to Scarborougli, and 
there lived until the time of his death, which occurred in the 
spring of 1756. He had acquired considerable real estate, and 
settled each of his sons on a farm. His homestead he gave to 
Nathan. His widow died in February, 1789, having outlived her 
husband thirty-three years. 

Their children were : 

1 Joseph, b. 14 Dec. 1725; m. Shuah Staples. 

2 Gideon, b. 20 Jvily 1728; was dumb; died at an early age. 

3 Reuben, b. 29 Aug. 1731; m. Catherine Staples. 

4 Anna, b. 20 Dec. 1733; m. David Staples. 

5 Martha, bap. Nov. 1738; was deaf and dumb; lived to an advanced 

age; unm. 

6 Nathan, bap. Sept. 1740; m. Jemima (Littlefield) Shapleigh. 

7 Simon, bap. May 1745; d. 1776; unm. He was a housewright. 

8 Eunice, died without issue, probably in childhood. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 49 

10-5 

John Libby, born probably in Portsmonth, about 1697; mar- 
ried, 14 Nov. 1724, Sarah Libby, 11-8. 

He received from his father by deed of gift bearing date March, 
1719, all his lands in Scarborough, and doubtless moved at once 
to his father's old home, as he was present at the first town meet- 
ing. His farm, on which he lived and died, included the present 
Robinson homestead and the laiid on both sides of the road be- 
tween that and the old Fogg farm. (The present Fogg farm in- 
cludes part of the Libby homestead.) Three of his sons, Matthew, 
Nathaniel, and Luke, he settled on parts of his homestead, and 
to Elisha and Allison, he gave lands in the interior of the town. 
He had an extra finger on each hand, below the little finger, and 
from this was called, to distinguish him from the other John Libbys 
in Scarborough at that time, Five Fingered Jolin Libby.* After 
the death of his wife Sarah, he married, 9 Jan. 1755, Deborah 
Dunnivan of Falmouth, who probably died before him. He died 
1 July 1764. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Elisha, b. 1725; m. Esther Fogg, 9-5-7, and Abigail Meserve. 

2 Matthew, b. 25 Feb. 1729; m. ttarah Hanscom andHamiah Hasty. 

3 Mark, b. 8 June 1731; m. Lydia Skillings. 

4 Allison, b. 12 (Sept. 1733; m. Sarah Skillings, and Mary Libby, 1-1- 

3-10. 

5 Nathaniel, b. 5 Sept. 1735; m. Mary Meserve. 

6 Luke, b. 15 Aug. 1738; m. Dorothy McKenney. 

7 John, b. 15 Sej^t. 1744; never married. He was a mental imbecile. 

His father, at his death, provided for his support. He died in 
middle age. 

10-7 

Ephraim Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, 2 Feb. 1702; mar- 
ried, 1728, Mary Ambler, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Trick- 
ey) Ambler of Dover, N. H. 

He received from his father by will the home lot of the home- 
stead farm, and lived and died on the spot on which he was born. 
His death occurred in the winter of 1776-7. His wife outlived 
him. 

Their children were : 

1 Ephraim, b. 22 Mar. 1732; m. Sarah Morrill and Anne Spinney. 

2 Eleanor, b. 26 Nov. 1734; m. 2U Jan. 1759, Thomas Langley of Dur- 

ham, N. H. 

3 John, b. 2 May 1737; was impressed in the French war; marched 

3 Sept. 1755, and never returned. He died in the service. 

4 Mary, ni. 1763, William Spinney. 

5 Abigail, m. Thomas Allison. 

*The other John Libbys were called respectively: John Libby, 1-1. Captain John ; his 
sou John, Blue John; John Libby, 6-7, Black John, and later, Captain John : John Libby, 
1-1-2-1, Liti In John. There was "also John Libby, 11-6, living at tlie same time, but his 
nickname, if he had any, is unknown. These names seldom appear in the records, but 
the places were supplied either by numbers, second, third, etc., or by stating the father's 
name. In the latter method occur frequent illustrations of the original formation of the 
patronynnc class of surnames. John Libby, John's son; John Libby, Henry's son; and 
John Libby, David's son, were frequently written John Libby Johnson, John Libby lien- 
ryson, and .John Libby Davidson: so that to a casual reader,' Jo Ini son. JAnri/son and Da- 
vidaou would seem to be the surnames of the men, and Libby only a middle name. 



50 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-8 

Eleanor Libby, bom in Kittery, Me., 21 June 1705 ; married, 
1727, Zebulon Trickey. They moved at once to Scarborough, 
and settled at Black Point, but a few years after removed to that 
part of Fahnouth which is now Cape Elizabeth. There he died, 
and she married second, 1757, Lieut. Andrew Libby, 11-7. 

Children of Zebulon and Eleanor Trickey : 

1 Eleanor (Trickey), b. 13 Oct. 1728, in Scarborough. 

2 Rebecca (Trickey), b. 13 Mai-. 1731, in Scarborough. 

3 Mary (Trickey), b. 2 Aug. 1733, in Scarborough. 

They probably all died young, as nothing more appears of them. 

4 Zebulon (Trickey), b. 20 July 1736, in Falmouth; m. Eebecca Skil- 

lings. Children: 

1 Zebulon (Trickey), m. Lucy Skillin. 

2 John (Trickey), m. White, of Windham. 

3 Eebecca (Trickey), m. Robert Libby, 10-1-6-4. 

4 Susannah (Trickey), m. Edward Skillin. 

5 Eleanor (Trickey), m. 6 June 1782, John Johnson. 

6 Lucy (Trickey), m. John Tyler. 

7 Mary (Trickey), m. Wm. Major Tate, 7 Dec. 1797. 

5 Thomas (Trickey), bap. 1740; pi'obably died young. 

6 David (Trickey). His children were: 

1 Eunice (Trickey), m. Richard Johnson. 

2 Mary (Trickey), m. Zebulon Wescott. 

3 Daniel (Trickey). 

4 David (Trickey), m. Sylvia Barbour of Gray; settled in North 

Yarmouth. 

5 Enock (Ti'ickey). 

6 Eleanor (Trickey). 

7 William (Trickey). 

8 Statira (Trickeyj. 

11-1 

William Libby, born jirobably in Scarborough, before the 
desertion of the town in 1690; married, 11 Nov. 1722, Sarah 
Brown, 7-2. 

He removed to Scarborough in 1719 or 1720. He was chosen 
constable at the first town meeting. He seems to have been a 
man whom his townsmen respected. He served at different times 
as selectman, and in other minor offices. His chief activity, how- 
ever, was in religious matters ; he served on nearly or quite all 
the committees which the town chose which related to the church. 

He settled on a farm in the interior of the town, and both he 
and his wife lived to advanced age. 

Their children were : 

1 William, b. about 1723; died young. 

2 Noah,b. about 1725; died unm. The last appearance of his name 

is as private in Capt. George Berry's company in 1745. 

3 Mary, b. about 1727; died in girlhood. 

4 Hezekiah, b. 5 April 1729; was a bachelor. He always lived on his 

father's homestead. He and his sister Elizabeth kept house to- 
gether. They took their sister Sarali's children to bring up, and, 
in old age, gave their property to Nathan Libby, 5-7-15, 'who mar- 
ried Abigail, to support them until death. Hezekiah died 27 
Oct. 1798. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 51 

5 Susannah, b. about 1731 ; died young. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 9 May 1733; d. 31 Dec. 1818; vmm. She always lived 

in lier father's house; first with Hezekiah, and then with Nathan 
Libby. 

7 Mehitable, b. 17 Nov. 1735; died young. 

8 Sarah, b. 10 May 1737; m. 31 July 17G6, Michael Davis, from Can- 

terbury, Mass. She died early in life, and Davis married again 
and lived in Lewiston. Children: 

1 Abigail (Davis), b. about 1767; m. Nathan Libby, 5-7-15. 

2 Sarah Libby (Davis), b. about 1769; died unmarried. 

3 Mary (Davis), d. 3 Sept. 1810; unm. 

9 William, b. 12 Nov. 1740; d. in middle age; unm. 

11-2 

Matthew Libbt, born probably during his father's stay in 
Portsmouth, 1(390-1700 ; married 3 Sept. 1730, Mary Nason. 

He was a farmer. He moved down to Scarborough after the 
second settlement, but, after a few years, returned to Kittery, and 
settled on part of his father's homestead. He lived on the 24-acre 
lot on the northeast side of the road, now owned by Albert W. 
Libby, 10-7-1-4-6-3. He died in the winter of 1760-1, having 
outlived his wife. 

Their children were : 

1 Jerusha, b. 3 Mar. 1731; m. 30 Nov. 1762, Benj. Staples; died early, 

leaving no children. 

2 Matthew, b. 2 Feb. 1733; m. Lydia Libby, 11-11-2. 

3 Zebulon, b. Nov. 1737; m. Sarali Milliken. 

4 Azaiiah, b. 1740; m. Elizabeth Paul. 

5 William, b. 30 Jan. 1749; m. Elizabeth Clark. 

11-6 

John Libby, born doubtless in Portsmouth, in the year 1698 ; 
married 1 Jan. 1734, in Scai'borough, Keziah Hubbard, daughter 
of John and Sarah (Collensby) Hubbard, of Kingston, N. IL, a 
native of Salisbury, Mass. She was a sister of the wife of the 
Rev. William Tompson. 

He removed to Scarborough soon after the second settlement. 
His house was on the site of that recently occupied by Abraham 
Plummer, near the present Congregational church. He died of a 
severe cold, (caught while working with an adz in the hold of a 
vessel), 7 Oct. 1756. He took no part in public affairs, but was 
an enterprising man, and left a good property. His widow died 
29 June 1788.* 

Their children were : 

1 Anna, b. 17 Nov. 1734; m. Col. Samuel March. 

2 Peter, b. 8 March 1736; m. Ruth Libby, 1-1-5-3, and Anna Lazzel. 

3 Keziah, b. 14 Sept. 1738; m. 20 Dec. 1759, Jonathan Mitcheh. 

4 Richard, b. 28 May 1741 ; m. three wives. 

5 Thomas, b. 23 March 1743; m. Hannah Plummer and Dorcas (Fogg) 

Ring, both of Libby blood. 

6 Jane, b. 25 Jmie 1746; died 13 June 1766; unm. 

♦They had a negro slave whose name was Sambo— called Sambo Libby. It is still told 
how he used to cross the Nonesuch River. He would lower himself into the river on one 
side, and in two or three minutes, having crawled across on the bottom of the rivc-r, 
would appear climbing up the opposite bank. 



52 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

11-7 

Lieut. Andrew Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 1 Dec 
1700 ; married Esther Furber, daughter of Jethro J^ urber, ot 

Newino'ton, N. H. . -, i j. r^ i 

He returned to Scarborough, and settled on the farm afterward 
occupied by his son Simon. His house stood in the orcluxrd op- 
posite the present residence of John Adams Libby, llw-11-b-b. 
He became one of the largest farmers in the town, but took no 
part in town business. We find him, however, m 1743, one ot a 
committee of three, chosen "to get a schoolmaster. It is not 
known that he was in actual service in the French wal^ but from 
1745 until his death, he was known as Lieut. Andrew Libby. He 
died 5 Jan. 1773, leaving a good property. He and his wife were 
both members of the Congregational church. She died 1 Oct. 
1756, and during the next year he married Eleanor (Libby) 
Trickey, 10-8. She outlived him, and died 27 Sept. 1781. 

The children of Lieut. Andrew and Esther Libby were : 

1 Andrew, b. 13 Feb. 1732; m. Miriam Burns. 

2 Joshua, b. 17 Mar. 1734; m. Hannah Larrabee. 

3 Elizabeth, b. 28 Apr. 1736; m. Samuel Phxisted. 

4 Henry, b. 1737 ; died in infancy. „ -, ^, t i 

5 Abioail, b. 5 Nov. 1738; m. 1st, John Dam; 2d, Thomas Jackson. 

6 Joseph, b. 6 Jan. 1740; m. Sarah Meserve. 
1 Daniel, b. 22 Dec. 1742; m. Dorothy Hasty. 

8 Edward, b. 10 Apr. 1743; m. Mary Libby, 1-1-3-10. 

9 Sarah, b. 1746; died in infancy. 

10 Esther, b. 16 Dec. 1750; died young. 

11 Simon, b. 7 June, 1752; m. EUzabeth Thompson. 

11-9 

Nathaniel Libby, born in Kittery, Me., 2 Nov. 1704; mar- 
ried, 11 Oct. 1730, Miriam Knight. 

In 1735 or 6, he removed to the adjoining town of Berwick, 
and settled at Blackberry Hill. This was at that time a frontier 
wilderness. It was much exposed to the Indians, and they had 
frequently to seek the shelter of the garrison. On one occasion, 
it is told, when Mr. Libby was away from home, the house was 
surrounded by savages, but his wife scared them away by deceiv- 
ing them into the belief that there were men there. In that spot 
Nathaniel Libby cleared for himself a farm, which he occupied 
until his death. 

After the death of his first wife, the mother of his children, he 
married, 10 Nov. 1757, the widow Hannah Staples, of Kittery. 
After his death in the spring of 1761, she returned to Kittery. 
He was the father of thirteen children, but only four survived 
him. It is said that he lost six of the thirteen, in one week, by 
a throat distemper. 

His children were : 

1 Nathaniel, b. about 1731 ; died young. 

2 Susannah, b. about 1733 ; died young. 



THE THIRD GENERATION. 63 

3 Miriam, b. about 1735; m. 24 Jan. 1779, Ephraim Goodwin. 

4 Stephen, b. about 1736; died young. 

5 Natlianiel, b. about 1738; m. Elizabeth Fogg, 9-9-3, and Eleanor 

Johnson. 

6 , b. about 1740; died young. 

7 Stephen, b. about 1741; m. Alice Guptil and Hannah Young. 

8 Zebulon, b. about 1742; m. Sarah Bi-ackett. 

9 John, b. about 1744; 



10 Susannah, b. about 1747; 

11 Eeuben, b. about 1749; 

12 Mary, b. about 1751; 

13 Hannah, b. about 1752; 



all died young. 



11-11 



Samuel Libbt, born in Kitteiy, now Eliot, Me., 5 June 1709 ; 
married 12 Jan. 1736, Margaret Rogers. He was a farmer, and 
spent all his days in the house in which he was born. He died 
in 1788 or 9. His wife was alive in 1782, but how much longer 
she lived is unknown. 

Their children were : 

1 Samuel, b. about 1736; died young. 

2 Lydia, b. about 1737; m. Matthew Libby, 11-2-2. 

3 Elizabeth, b. about 1739; m. 30 July 1761, Jonathan Hanscom. 

4 Hannah, b. about 1741 ; m. 6 Mar. 1796, Benj. Staples. 

5 Samuel, b. 13 Jan. 1743; m. Mary Staples. 

6 Seth, b. 15 Feb. 1745; m. Mary Jenkins. 

7 Anne, b. 6 Feb. 1747; died young. 

8 Sarah, b. 19 June 1750; m.,* as second wife, 11 June 1780, Elisha 

Hammond. 

9 Mary,* m. 24 June 1776, Elisha Hammond, before mentioned. 

*No knowledge of these daughters is retained in the family. The only authority for 
the statements made is the records of marriage, and the fact that Samuel Libby men- 
tioned in his will his son-in-law, Elisha Hammond. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 



1-1-2 

James Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H., in the year 1700 ; 
married Mary Fukber, daii. of Jethro Furber of Newington, 
N. H. 

He removed to Scarborough a few years before his father did, 
and at his father's death came into 2:»ossession of the original 
Libby homestead. He took little part in town business, but his 
occasionally serving on committees of importance shows that he 
did not lack the confidence of his townsmen. That he was a 
charitalile man appears from the following narrative : His son 
Eliakim, returning home from the Revolutionary war with noth- 
ing but his discharge to compensate him for his services, was 
taken sick and obliged to ask assistance of a stranger. On talking; 
with the man to whom he applied, it appeared that many years 
before, while journeying j^enniless through Scarborough he had 
been taken in and cared for by Eliakim's parents and sent on his 
way Avith money to reach home. The man cared for him until he 
had sufficiently recovered, and then gave him money to last him 
home, just as he himself had been treated long before by Elia- 
kim's parents. 

James Libby died 18 Feb. 1776, and his widow, 29 Mar. 1777. 

Their children were : 

1 John, b. 18 July 1724; m. 13 Mar. 1749, Amia Libby, 1-4-1-2. He 

and his brother Jethro bought a tract of wild laud in the interior 
of the toAvn, on tlie banks of the Nonesncli, and divided it be- 
tween them and settled on it. He had no cliildren, and gave his 
farm to his brotlier's son Charles for the support of liimself and 
wife. He sold it and removed to another on Beach Eidge. There 
John Libby died, 13 Dec. 1808; and his widow, 1 Nov. 1819. 

2 Jethro, b. about 1726; m. Mary Libby, 1-1-5-1, and Hannah (Wood- 

bury) Moody. 

3 Roger, b. 14 Aug. 1729; m. 28 May 1752, Dorothy Meserve. [See 

page 37.] He was a farmer and settled on wild land in the north- 
west part of his native town. He had no children, and gave his 
farm to Jonathan McKenney, whose grandson, Granville McKen- 
ney, now occupies it. He was known as Captain. He died 1 Feb. 
1825. After his first wife's death, he married, 1 Jan. 1805, Han- 
nah (Manny) Watson, widow of Jonathan Watson. The records 
say that she died 13 Dec. 1828, "after losing four husbands, Sea- \ 
vey, Chandler, Watson, and Libby." 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 55 

4 Leah, b. 4 Mar. 1732 ; died youncf. 

5 Abigail, b. 17 Apr. 1734; m. 12 Nov. 1753, Elislia Douglass of Fal- 

mouth. 

6 Hatevil, b. 28 Nov. 1736 ; m. Jane Watson. 

7 Anthony, b. 1738; m. 19 July 17(57, Lucy Libby, 10-2-4-1. He fol- 

lowed coasting many years, owning his own vessel, and acquiring 
the title of Captain. He settled on his father's farm which was 
the original Libby homestead, and there died, 1 May 1809. He 
had no children. The old house was a large two-storied one, and 
stood southwest of the road, opposite the sharp bend a few rods 
from the bridge over Libby River. His widow occupied this 
house until her death, which occurred in her 95th year, 6 Mar. 
1842, and it was then taken down. The Libby homestead went 
into the possession of Israel Perry, who had married the widow's 
niece, Elizabeth Libby, 10-2-4-2-4, and their son, Oakes Perry, 
now owns the farm from which emanated the whole race of 
Libbys. 

8 Leah, b. 1741 ; died young. 

9 Eliakim, b. 20 Apr. 1745; m. 3 July 1766, Mehitable, dan. of Thos. 

Cummings of Standish. He was a farmer and settled where 
William .Jose now lives. He served eight months in the Conti- 
nental army. He was a very active christian. He died in De- 
cember, 1836, aged 91. His wife died 17 Mar. 1822. Their only 
child was : 
1 Mary Furber, b. 1 Apr. 1774; m. 2 Sept. 1795, Daniel Moulton, 3d. 

1-1-3 

John Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H., probably in the year 
1702; married, 10 Nov. 1726, Mart Miller, dan. of Benjamin 
and Lydia (Fernald) Miller of Portsmouth. 

He removed to Scarborough with his brother James. He was 
a carpenter, but his chief occupation was farming. He lived on 
the western slope of Oak Hill, and died probably in the spring 
of 1767. His widow died 23 Oct. 1780. 

Their children were : 

1 Phebe, b. 12 May 1728; m.« 12 Oct. 1747, Joseph Martin. 

2 Benjamin, b. 28 July 1730; died 1759; unm. 

3 Eleanor, b. 20 Aug. 1732; m. 1st, Benj, Sallis; 2d, John Milliken. 

4 Jonathan, b. 5 Feb. 1735; m. Hannah Hunnewell, 7-1-2-2. 

5 Jotham, b. 5 Apr. 1737; m. Catherine Skillings. 

6 Abigail, b. 18 Dec. 1739; m. 15 June 1758, John Haskell of Falmouth. 

7 Lydia, b. 5 June 1743; m.* 10 Jan. 1760, Jos. Knight of Falmouth, 

8 Joab, ) twins, b. } m. Susannah Lombard. 

9 Josiah, \ 13 Sept. 1745; f m. Sarah Libby, 10-5-4-4. 

10 Mary, b. 4 June 1749; m. 1st, Edward Libby, 11-7-8; 2d, Allison 
Libby, 10-5-4. 

1-1-5 

Deacon Jonathan Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H.,in 1706; 
married, 27 Nov. 1735, Martha Hastt,! born in Ireland about 
1710. 

*Probably. 

tDANiEL Hasty, the first of the name in Maine and New Hampshire, and thought to he 
the first in New England, came from Ireland, with his wife, and, so far as is known, four 
children. He appeared first at Fortr-mouth, N. H., and in Dec. 1731. bought land in Scar- 
borough, and shortly after took up his residence there. He died 3 Aug. 1756. His 
widow died 8 Feb. 1758. Their children were: 



56 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AJIERICA. 

lie accomp.anied his fatlier to Scarborough in the winter of 
1729-30. He settled west of Oak Hill, and became a successful 
fanner. He was an ensign in the French war, 1745. 12 April 
1740, he was chosen a deacon of the Congregational church, and 
held that office until his death, which took place 28 Oct. 1759. 
His widow died 27 ISTov. 1791. 

Their children were : 

1 Mary, b. 27 Apr. 1736; m. Jetliro Libby, 1-1-2-2. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 15 Feb. 1738; d. in old age; unm. 

3 Paitb, b. 22 Apr. 1740; m. Peter Libby, 11-6-2. 

4 Lydia, b. 1742; died young. 

5 (Catherine, b. 1743; m. Moses Fogg, 9-6-6. 

6 Ehoda, b. 1746; m. 2 Sept. 1770, Charles Morris, a Welcbman. 
1 Jonathan, b. 1748; died young. 

8 Lydia. b. 1750; m. 15 Oct. 1770, Aaron Plummer. 

9 Jonathan, b. 1752; m. Abigail Libby, 10-2-4-7. 

10 Daniel, b. 1756; m. 26 Aug. 1778, Elizabeth Harmon. He was a 
mariner, and went master of a vessel which was lost at sea with 
all on board. His family occupied part of his father's house 
until bis widow's marriage, 4 Oct. 1787, to Josiah Moses, when 
they moved to Staudish. Children: 

1 Anna. b. 7 Jan. 1779; m. 27 Mar. 1800, Dea. Wm. Cummings; 

died 10 Sept. 1811. 

2 William, bap. May 1781 ; I both followed the sea, and both 

3 Jonathan, bap. July 1782; ) died in early manhood; unm. 

1 Martha, b. 1711; m. Dea. Jonathan Libby, 1-1-5. 

-j-2 William, b 1718; lived in Scarborough. 

-i-3 Robert, settled in Limington. 

4 Mary, m. 2 Dec. 1742, John Harmon. 

2 William Hasty m. 1st, Hannah Fogg, 9-5-3; 2d, Agnes McCartney. She died 8 
Jan. 1787. He died 11 Oct. 1787. Chiklren, by first wife: 

1 Anna, b. 7 June 1744; m. John Hoyt of Durham. 

By second wife: 

2 Hannah, b. 13 May 1747; m. 1st, Capt. John Skillin; 2d, Col. Benjamin Larrabee. 

[See page 41.] 

3 Daniel, b. 18 Mar. 1749; m. Martha McLaughlin; settled in Standish. 

4 .James, b. 2 Mar. 1751 : m. Dean; spttled In Standish. 

-)-5 William, b. 19 Aug. 1753; lived in Scarborough. 

-i-6 Robert, b. 11 Jan. 1757; lived in Scarborough. 

7 Joseph, b. 16 Nov. 1760; d. at sea, 1784, unm. 

8 Mary, b. 19 Aug. 1765; m. Capt. John Watson. 

3 Robert Hasty m. 1st. Hannah Jordan; 2d, Elizabeth (Larrabee) Watson. [See 
page 41.] She died in Limington, 24 Jan. 1819. Cliiklren, by first wife: 

1 Nathaniel, b. 1746; m. Sally Weeman. 

2 Dorothy, b. 1748; m. Daniel Libby, 11-7-7. 

3 Hannah, b. 1752 ; m. Matthew Libby, 10-5-2. 

By second wife: 

4 Benjamin. 

5 David, m Susannah Jordan. 

6 Robert. 

7 Mary, m. Dominicus McKenney. [See under 5-2-3.] 

8 Lydia, m. Brackett. 

2-5 Judge William Hasty m. Anna Clark. He died on the 22d, and she on the 
28th, of December, 1831. Children: 

-\-l John, b. 2 Nov. 1782 : m. Lydia Libby, 5-7-14^. 
2 Child died in infancy. 

2-6 Robert Hasty m. Margaret Patterson. She died 23 Oct. 1813. He died 19 Dec. 
1821. Children: 

1 William, b. 19 Dec. 1779; d. 2 May 1799. 

2 Agnes, b. 10 Sept. 1781 ; m. Capt. Stephen Libby, 5-7-8-3. 

3 Joseph, b. 19 July 1783; m. Hannah Ring. [See next page.] 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 57 

1-1-6 

JosiAH Ltbby, born in Portsiiioutli, N. H., 1715; married, 23 
Mar. 1737, Anna Small. [See page 3*2.] 

He was but a boy when his father carried him to Scarborough. 
He grew up on the original Libby homestead, and then settled on 
Oak Hill. His house stood in what is now the southeast corner 
of the cross roads, and his farm extended to the south. He was 
a trumj^eter in the French wars, and was known as Trumpeter 
^ Siah. He died at the age of thirty-five, 2 Feb. 1751, leaving a 
good projicrty. His widow married, 10 Jan. 1755, Nathaniel Mil- 
liken, by whom she also had children, and died 12 Jan. 1784, 
The following narrative, of her telling, is remembered still. 

It was during an Indian trouble, when, in their exposed posi- 
tion on Oak Hill, it was not safe to pass the night in their own 
home, and they were accustomed every day, at nightfall, to seek 
the protection of the garrison. One day her husband, the trum- 
peter, was away from home. He was expected back, but did not 
return at the appointed time. Darkness came on, the calls of the 
Indians were heard in the surroimding woods, but the husband 
did not appear. Nothing had been seen of the Indians for a few 
days previous, and he had allowed himself to be delayed, little 
knownig the danger his family was in. The wife and mother, 
not daring to have a light, sat trembling with her children in the 
darkness. At last her husband approached his home, and he too 
heard the calls of the Indians. Stealthily he made his way to his 
house, and in whispers prepared for their departure. With the 
cries of the Indians on all sides of them, they crept through the 
Flaggy Meadow, and by their good fortune, reached tlie garrison 
in safety. The next day they found their house pillaged. In 
such dangers, the days of this generation were passed. 

The children of Josiah and Anna Libby were : 

1 Lucy, b. 25 ISTov. 1789; m. 19 Dec. 1760, Thomas Milliken. 

2 Jane, b. 1742; m. 26 Nov. 1761, Elisha Berry. 

3 Joel, b. 1744; d. 19 Sept. 1760. 

4 Josiah. b. 16 Feb. 1746; m. Eunice Libby, 5-7-13, Elizabeth (Parch- 

er) Foss, and Mary (Cliase) Joues. 

5 Phineas, b. 22 July 1749; m. Sarah Libby, 10-2-4-4. 

6 Anna, b. 4 Sept. 1751 ; m. Jeremiah Libby, 10-2-1-1. 

4 Jane, b. 1785; m. Moses Tliomes. 

5 Robert, b. 23 Nov. 1786; m. 1st, Dyer; 2d, Esther (Libby) Meserve, 11-7-7-10. 

6 Paul, b. 3 Oct. 1788; d. 9 Oct. 1788. 

7 Margaret, b. 13 Oct. 17S9; d. unmarried. 

8 Polly, b. 17 Mar. 1792; d. 24 Aug. 1797. 

9 Anna Clark, b. 20 Apr. 1794; m. Robert Libby, 10-1-6-5- . 

10 Haimah, b. 11 Aug. 1796; m. Cressy. 

11 Luther, b. 5 Mar. 1798; d. 14 Mar. 1798. 

12 William, b. 6 June 1799; d. in Gorham. 

13 Edward, b. 20 Feb. 1802; m. Mary Ann Wilson. 

14 Thomas Jefferson, b. 6 Aug. 1804. 

2-5-1 John Hasty lived in Scarborough. Chikbren : 

1 William, b. 18 July 1805; m. Elizabeth Ann Tompson. 

2 Daniel, m. Smith. 

3 Seth L., m. 'Catherine, dau. of Hannah (Fogg) Tompson, 9-6-6-9. 

4 John. 5 Cyrus, m. Hunt. 6 James. 



58 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1-2-1 

Bexjamin Libby, born in Portsnionth, N. H., in the year 1693; 
married Elizabeth Ham, clanghter of Joseph and Tanison (Me- 
serve) Ham of Dover. He was a cordwainer. He lived in Do- 
ver, where he died 3 Aug. 1781. His widow died 17 Aug. 1788. 

Their children were : 

1 Ham, m. Esther Drew, and Sarali Wentworth. 

2 Benjamin, m. Abigail Titcomb. 

3 James, b. 27 July 1739; m. Lydia, widow of Joseph Eunnals. 

4 Joseph, m. Elizabeth . He was a farmer. He lived many 

years in the parish of Madbury in Dover, and then settled in Bar- 
rington, where he died, 1811. His widow died about 1821. They 
had no children, and took his nephew, Joshua Libby, 1-2-1-3-3, to 
live with them. 



1-2-3 

Joshua Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., about 1700; mar- 
ried Elizabeth . He was a mariner, and owned no real 

estate except his house lot. He died about 1736. His wife out- 
lived him. 

Their children were : 

1 Joshua, bap. 28 Sept. 1729 ; m. . 

2 Elizabeth, bap. 13 June 1731. 

3 Love, bap. 20 July 1734. 



1-4-1 

James Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., 23 Nov. 1700 ; mar- 
ried 23 Dec. 1725, Elizabeth Meseeve, daughter of Clement 
Meserve. [See page 37.] 

He was a carpenter by trade, but receiving from his father all 
his lands and rights in Scarborough, he took up his residence there 
al;)out 1729, and became a farmer. He lived to the east of Oak 
Hill, and died about 1770. His widow lived to an advanced age, 
and died about 1790. 

Their children were : 

1 Clement, b. 23 Oct. 1729; died young. 

2 Anna, b. 2 Feb. 1732; m. John Libby, 1-1-2-1. 

3 Arthur, b. 19 Aug. 1784; died young. 

4 Asa, b. 1737; m. Abigail Coolbroth. 

5 James, b. 1740; was a bachelor; died in middle age. He and his 

sister Elizabeth kept house together on a farm which he settled 
in the north part of the town. The spot on which the buildings 
stood is now owned by Charles Parker. One day he fell asleep 
on the tongue of the ox-team he was driving, tumbled off, and 
was run over and killed. 

6 Ichabod, b. 1742; m. Mary Fickett. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 1746; never married. She lived first with her brother 

James, then with Ichabod, and still later with his son James. 
She died about 1820. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 59 

1-4-4 

Isaac Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H., 3 Dec. 1707 ; mar- 
ried, 22 Dec. 1730, Sarah Waldron, dau. of Col. John, and 
Mary (Plam) Waldron of Dover. 

After his marriage he lived in Dover. He was a saddler by- 
trade, and built himself a house, barn, and workshop in Dover, 
which he sold to Joseph Hanson, jr., after his removal to Roches- 
ter in 1745 or 6. He settled on a farm in Rochester which he 
occupied until his death. Beside his trade and farming, he en- 
gaged in retailing West India goods and liquor. His oldaccount 
books are still preserved. He took an important part in the man- 
agement of the town, and was selectman and town clerk many 
years. He died 5 Feb. 1776. 

His children were : 

1 Anna, b. 25 Feb. 1732; d. 29 Jan. 1735. 

2 Isaac, b. 26 Feb. 1733; d. 31 Dec. 1736. 

3 Paul, b. 7 Sept. 1736; m. Hannah Tibbetts and Mary Tibbetts. 

4 Isaac, b. 11 Feb. 1738; m. Sarah Coleman. 

5 Mary, b. 31 July 1741 ; died young. 

6 Sarah, b. 20 April 1744; m. Burnham of Rochester. 

7 Betsey, b. 20 Apr. 1747; married, probably, 5 Dec. 1784, William 

Palmer. She moved into the interior of New Hampshire. 

8 Maiy, b. 9 June 1749; m. Nathaniel Horn, jr., of Dover. 



1-4-5 

John Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., about the year 1710; 

married first, Mary ; second,* 9 Sept. 1761, Margaret 

Crussy. He was a mast-hewer in Portsmouth. 

Children, by wife Mary : 

1 James, bap. May 1747 ; m. Sarah Gibbs. ' 

2 Mary, bap. Mar. 1740. 

By second wife : 

3 Joseph,* b. about 1762 ; m. Mary Cole, and Meliitable Leavitt. 



1-4-7 

Capt. Ichabod Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., about 1715 ; 
married Mary Jackson, a daughter of Thomas Jackson, of New 
Castle. He was a shoemaker by trade, but adopted the calling 
of mariner, and became a master. He died before 1794. 

Children : 

1 Sally, m. 25 July 1777, John Mills. 

2 Molly, m. Stephen Emery. 

3 Ann, married Nehemiah Eliot. 

4 Mehitable, m., (probably), 15 Sept. 1794, Joshua Elliot. 

*TM3 Joseph Libby was certainly a son of John and Margaret (Crussy; Libby, who 
were married 9 Sept. 1761. That John Libby who married Margaret Crussy, and John 
Libby, 1-4-5, were the same person, there is no positive proof, but there can, in reason, be 
no doubt that they are identical. 



60 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1-5-2 

William Libby, born in Portsmouth, F. H., about 1702; mar- 
ried, 29 Oct. 1725, Elizabeth Goodwin, daughter of William and 
Deliverance (Taylor) Goodwin, of Berwick, 

In 1727 or 8, he removed from Berwick to Scarborough, and 
thence, about seven years later, to Falmouth, where he settled on 
the Presumjjscot River. He died in 1752. His widow outlived 
him. 

Children : 

1 Lydia, married, 1754, John Motley of Falmovith. After Iiis death 

in 1764, she married John Blake. She died in June, 1824, at a 
very advanced age. 

2 Abigail, b. 14 November 1729, in Scai'borougli ; m. 1 Aug. 1754, 

William Wiswall. 

3 Joseph, b. 24 Mar. 1732, in Scarborough ; m. Mary Huston and 

Hannah Hanson. 

4 Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1737, in Falmouth ; m. Mary Frost and Jemima 

Leighton. 

5 Daniel, b. 1742 ; m. Sarah Doughty. 

1-6-2 

Joseph Libby, born 5 Apr. 1711 ; man-ied first, Anna — ; 

second the widow Elizabeth Shoeey. He wa^ a farmer and 
lived on that part of his father's homestead which is now owned 
by Geo. W. Thompson. Administration on the estate was 
granted 21 May 1787 ; his death occurred probably very shortly 
before. His widow married, 20 Dec. 1787, Daniel Furbish. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Benjamin, bap. Aug. 1735 ; m. Elizabeth Smith. 

2 Sarah, bap. Mar. 1737. 

3 Anna, bap. Jan. 1740; died young. 

4 Joseph, bap. Mar. 1744; m. Lydia Shorey. 

5 Margaret, bap. Oct. 1748. 

6 Dorcas, bap. 1751. 

7 Nathan, m. Ruth Shorey. 

8 Elisha, bap. 1755 ; went to sea and was lost. 

9 Patience, bap. 17.59. 

10 Ichabod, bap. Nov. 1759; died in infancy. 

By second wife : 

11 Ann, bap. 1762; m. a Furbish of, it is thought, Milton, N. H. 

One of the daughters married a Low of York, and one a Twambly of 
Milton. 

1-6-5 

Daniel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 21 Feb. 1715 ; married 

first, Abigail ; (born 16 Sept. 1722; died 28 Feb. 1771) ; 

second, 31 Oct. 1771, Lois (Jones) Wentwoeth, widow of 
Saml. Wentworth of Berwick. She died 1813. 

He settled in his native town, on the south side of the road 
leading from Blackberry Hill to Beaver Dam Brook, and became 
a well-to-do farmer. He was much in town business ; selectman 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 61 

thirteen years, town treasurer twenty successive years, and fre- 
quently moderator of the town meetings. He was on the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence and Safety all through the Revolution. 
He died 31 July 1804, leaving his homestead to his son James. 
It is now all grown up to woods except a mound, containing 
about one-half an acre, on which the house stood. The old or- 
chard, a few rods northeast of the site, still remains. 

Children, by his first wife : 

1 Abigail, born 2 June 1745 ; m. 1762, Jobn Stoue. 

2 Daniel, b. 28 Mar. 1746; m. Lucy Cliadbounie. 

3 Jeremiah, b. 28 Dec. 1747; m. Elizabeth Guptil. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 8 Dec. 1749; m. 1 Dec. 1768, Humphrey Chadbourne. 

5 John, b. 20 Nov. 1751 ; m. Sarah Woodsum. 

6 Martha, b. 28 July 1753; m. 29 Nov. 1781. Samuel Butler, jr. 

7 Sarah, ) twius, born I m. 5 June 1783, Stephen Pray. 

8 Mary, ( 24 Nov. 1755; ) m. 27 Oct. 1774, Hugh Koss, jr. 

9 Benjamin, b. 18 Jan. 1758 ; m. Polly Hearl. 

10 Samuel, b. 24 Aug. 1760; m. Betsey Hardison. 

11 Anna, b. 26 Aug. 1763; m. Hanson Libby, 1-6-2-1-1. 

12 Lydia, b. 11 Sept. 1765; m. 24 Feb. 1789, Ephraim Butler. 

13 Keziah, b. 22 Feb. 1768; m. 3 Feb. 1791, Ephraim Varney. 

By second wife : 

14 Eunice, ) twins, born | m. John Lord of Limington. 

15 James, C 31 Jan. 1774 ; ( m. Sarah Johnson. 



1-6-9 

Charles Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 29 Dec. 1721 ; married, 
27 Dec. 1744, Abigail Hilton. He was a farmer, and lived and 
died on his father's homestead. His death occurred 8 Sept. 1772. 
His wife outlived him. 

Their children were : 

1 Hannah, b. 18 Sept. 1745 ; m. 8 Sept. 1763, Samuel Shorey. 

2 Mary, b. 19 Oct. 1746; m. 21 Mar. 1765, Joseph Pray. 

3 Ebenezer, b. 8 Feb. 1748; m. Elizabeth Quint. 

4 Charles, b. 16 Dec. 1749; m. Sarah Pray. 

5 Mehitable, b. 27 Oct. 1751; m. first, 1 May 1771, Nathaniel Pray; 

second, Hayes of Farmington, N. H. 

6 Abigail, b. 30 Mar. 1753; m. William Quint. 

7 Jeremiah, b. 6 Feb. 1755; went out in an American privateer dur- 

ing the Eevolution, and never rettu'ned. He was unmarried. 

8 Benjamin, b. 4 Nov. 1756; m. Mary Hamilton. 

9 John, b. 4 Oct. 1758; d. 20 Mar. 1761. 

10 James, b. 18 Aug. 1760; m. Hannah Woodsum. 

11 Sarah, b. 23 Sept. 1763; m. 26 Aug. 1781, John Gowen. 

12 John, b. 2 Jan. 1768; m. Mary Gowen. 

1-7-1 

Jeremiah Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., 21 Feb. 1717; 
married first, Mary* Syiimes, daughter of Johji and Hannah 

*iMy authority for stating tliat she was a daughter of John Symnies is as follows : 1st, 
Joseph Symmes was appointed guardian of her two sons, after their father's death; 2a, 
in July 1771, Jeremiah, her only surviving child, quitclaimed to the same person, his 
right in the estate of John and Hannah Symmes. 



62 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Symmes of Portsmouth. She died 11 July 1750, and he married 
second, Sarah, apparently daughter of Tliomas Newmarch. 

It cannot be learned what occupation he followed, for in all le- 
gal documents he was described as a gentleman. His inventory 
mentions no real estate, except his house lot and garden. He was 
selectman in 1754. He and his first wife were members of the 
"Church of Christ." He died shortly before May 1757. His 
widow seems to have married as second husband, Newmarch. 

His children, by his first wife, were : 

1 John, b. 6 Oct. 1746; d. 25 May 1770; probably unmarried. 

2 Jeremiah, [Esq.], b. 14 Aug. 1748; married, 23 June 1772, Elizabeth, 

dau. of Daniel and Margaret Lunt of Portsmouth. He was a 
" shop-keeper " probably before he was of age, and became a suc- 
cessful merchant on Market street. He was for many years one 
of Portsmouth's leading inhabitants, closely connected with every 
advance. He was an intimate friend, and enjoyed the high es- 
teem, of Gov. Belknap. He was clerk of a company of volunteers 
in the Eevolution, held repeatedly the highest town offices, and 
was for many years postmaster. In 1801, 1802, and 1805, he was 
candidate for the state legislature, and went ahead of his ticket, 
but, with the rest of his party, was defeated. It is told of him 
tliat he "wore a very large wig, and was one of the committee 
that received Washington in 1790." He died 4 Sept. 1824, and 
his widow, 20 Jan. 1826. He had no children. His hovise, located 
at the foot of Vaughan street, is now known as the White Hart 
Hotel. 

By second wife : 

3 Nathaniel, bap. 29 July 1753 ; died young. 

4 Benjamin, bap. 15 Dec. 1754; died young. 



1-7-2 

George Libbt, born in Portsmouth, 20 Jan. 1719; married 
Elizabeth, apparently a daughter of Thomas and Ann Harvey 
of Portsmouth. 

He was a sea-captain. 25 Feb. 1744, it was voted by the Gen- 
eral Assembly of New Hampshire, "that Mr. George Libby be 
Commissary to go with the forces that go from this Province on 
y* Expedition ag^* Louisburg =**^ * * & have four pound ten shil- 
ling pr month for his wages." It appears that he refused to go 
"for the allowance made him by the Gen^ Assembly." He 
was auditor of Portsmouth 1748. He was a member of the 
" Church of Christ." He died between Oct. 1759, and Dec. 1760. 
His wife outlived him. 

Their children were : 

1 George, bap. May 1747; m. 9 Oct. 1776, Mary Limt, sister of his 

covisin Jeremiah's wife. He was a merchant in Portsmouth and 
an inn-holder in Greenland. He died Oct. 1796, leaving a good 
property, hut no children. His widow married, 27 Jan. 1799, 
Benjamin Brown, Esq., of Chester. 

2 William, bap. 25 Dec. 1748; died young. 

3 Elizabeth, bap. 11 Feb. 1749-50; died young. 

4 Jane, m. John Fisk Osgood of Boston. 



THE FOURTH GE^^:RATION. 63 

1-7-6 

Theodore Libbt, born in Portsmouth, 10 Dec. 1726. Nothing 
is known of him except that, 11 March 1757, he was chosen clerk 
of "Lt. Young's company." He was not living when his father 
made his will, Dec. 1760. It is probable he died in the service. 

His children were : 

1 Paul, bap. 17 June 1750; died young. 

2 Mary, bap. 8 Mar. 1752. 

3 John, m. Hannali Varrill. 

5-2-3 

Ebekezer Libbt, born in Scarborough, 9 Nov. 1740 ; married 
19 Mar. 1767, Miriam Larrabee. [See page 41.] 

In 1765 he became one of the early settlers of Machias, but 
returned soon after and settled on Pleasant Hill. Like his father 
he was a land surveyor, and was clerk of the proprietors of the 
town from 1776 until his death. He engaged largely in ship- 
building, and in trade with the West Indies. He accumulated a 
large property, and became probably the most wealthy man in 
Black Point parish. He died 4 Feb. 1817, and his widow, 20 Sept. 
1833. 

Their children were : 

1 Samuel, b. 12 April 1768; m. Lydia Fogg, 0-6-6-3. 

2 Sarah, b. 18 June 1770; m. first, 30 May 1790, Jacob Fogg, 9-5-4-2-1; 

second, 1810, James Eandall. 

3 Benjamin, b. 11 July 1773; d. 24 Oct. 1780. 

4 Mary, b. 30 Jan. 1776; d. 23 Oct. 1780. 

5 Luther, b. 21 April 1778; d. 10 Oct. 1780. 

6 Lydia, b. 6 July 1780; m. 11 Nov. 1798, Christopher Dyer. 

7 Mary, b. 31 Oct. 1783; m. 9 May 1805, Nathaniel Blake. 

8 Luther, b. 1 July 1786 ; m. Lydia McKenney.* 

*JOHN McKenney is said to have been an Irishman. He was a planter. He had a 
house at Blaclj Point as early as August 1668. It is not known that he had any other cliil- 
dren than the following : 

1 Robert McKenney. He returned at the second settlement, and died in July, 1725. 
He is the ancestor of very nearly, if not quite, all of the name in Maine. His children 
were: 

-f 1 John, lived in Scarborough. 

-)-2 Robert, lived in Scarborough. 

-)-3 Isaac, lived in Scarborough. 

-)-4 Henry, lived in Cape Elizabeth. 

5 Rebecca, m. Daniel Burnham of Scarborough. 

6 Hannah, m. William Grover of Damariscotta. 

1-1 John McKenney married Margaret . They lived and died in Scarborough, 

and had children : 

1 Rebecca, b. 23 Dec. 1732. 

2 John, b. 4 April 1734; died young. 
+3 John, b. 9 Feb. 1737. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 16 May 1739. 

5 James, b. 21 Mar. 1742. 

6 Samuel, b. 4 Oct. 1744. 

7 Abigail, b. 28 May 1747; m. Gideon Davis. 

8 Thomas Wright, b. 3 Oct. 1749. ■. 

9 Abner, b. 3 July 1754. 

1-2 Robert McKenney married Margaret . He settled in the Second Parish. 

He died Feb. 1758. His children were : 

1 Robert, b. 28 Feb. 1729; m. Jane Holmes. 



64 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5-2-7 

NEnEMTAH LiBBY, bom in Scarborough 14 May 1749; married 
1 Mar. 1770, Abigail Hunistewell, 7-1-2-8. 

Pie settled on Beech Ridge, in Scarborough, and cleared the 
farm now occu])ied by George Pilsbury. He built a one-storied 
house a few rods south of the one now on the farm. In 1800 he 
tore this down and built a brick house with bricks of his own 
manufacture, on the site of the house now standing. It was 
among tlie first brick houses in Scarborough. He engaged large- 
ly in a])]ile raising and vinegar making. It was from this circum- 
stance that the road now known as the Vinegar road derived its 
name. He was chiefly instrumental in obtaining this road, and 
someone who had opposed it, vexed with his defeat, called it the 
vinegar road. 

His wife, Abigail, the mother of his children, died 21 April 
1809, and 29 Mar. 1810, he married Mary, widow of David Fogg, 
9-6-7-3. He died 9 March 1827, leaving a good property. His 
widow died with her daughter, Sarah Mitchell. 

Children : 

1 Lemuel, b. 8 Nov. 1770; m. Patience Whitmore. 

2 Lucy, b. 18 May 1773; m. ?>0 July 1794, John Roberts of Westbrook. 

3 Mary, b. 16 Feb. 1776; ra. 10 Oct. 1799, Joseph Berry, son of Jane 

(Libby) Berry, 1-1-6-2. 

2 William, b. 24 May 1730. 

3 Mary, b. 1733; m. John Hodgdon. 

4 Jane, b. 1736; died unmarried. 

5 Hannah, b. 1739; m. Robert McLaughlin. 

6 Rebecca, b. 1742; m. James Holmes. 

1-3 Isaac McKenney married, 1 Apr. 1731, Elizabeth Drisco. They lived in Scar- 
borough. Children: 

1 Jacob, settled in Greene. 

+2 Moses. 

3 Hannah, m. Stephen Larrabee. [See page 41.] 

4 Dorothy, m. Luke Libby, 10-5-6. 

5 Isaac, m. Hannah Jordan; settled in Danville. 

6 Priscilla G etch ell. 

7 William, m. Miriam Jordan; settled in Danville. 

8 Lydia. 

9 Joseph, died in Greene. 

1-4 Hexrt McKennet married Sarah Hanscom. They removed to Cape Elizabeth. 
They had among other children : 

1 Humphrey, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua Small, [see page 32], and had among 
others: 
1 Dominicus, m. Mary Hasty. [See page 55.] 

1-1-3 John McKenney married Mary Rand. Children: 

1 Jonatlian, m. Lillis Watson; 2 Jeremy; 3 John; 4 Sarah; 5 Thomas; 6 Abner; 7 
Molly. 

1-3-2 Moses McKenney married 1st, Eunice Larrabee. [See page 41.] 2d, Lucy 
Plummer. Children, by tirst wife: 

1 Mary, m. Pliilip Libby, 10-1-8-4. 

2 Dorothy, m. Dominicus Libby. 10-5-6-2. 

3 Hannah, m. William Libby, 10-5-6-7. 

4 Betsey, m. Dennis Libby, 1-4-1-6-3. 

5 Eunice, m. Ebenezer Casely. 

6 Moses, m. Salome Libby, 11-7-2-9. 

7 Lydia, died at the age of 74, unmarried. 

By second wife; 

8 Sally, m. James Thurston of Danville. 

9 Aaron. 
10 Isaac. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. ^ 

4 Abigail, b. 23 Jan. 1779; m. 1 Nov. 1801, Daniel Waterhotise, a son 

of Samuel Waterhouse, 10-2-2-6. 

5 Nehemiali, b. 14 Feb. 1783 ; m. Parmela Harmon. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 18 Sept. 1785 ; m. 13 Mar. 1814, Thomas Yarney of 

Windham. 

7 Anna, b. 6 Aug. 1788; died 5 Jan. 1814; unmarried. 

5-7-8 

Stephen LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 13 Jan. 174.3; married 
17 Oct. 1765, Margaret Miller, born 1744, daughter of Moses 
Miller of Portsmouth, N. H. 

He was a fai-mer and settled on Oak Hill, on a portion of his 
father's homestead. His house was where that occujiied by Dr. 
J. Sturdevant now stands. His wife died 31 Dec. 1794. About 
1814 he accompanied his son, John A., to Limington, and died 
there 24 Aug. 1820. 

His children were : 

1 Abner, b. 27 Dec. 1766; m. Anna Harding. 

2 Moses, b. 27 March 1769 ; m. Elizabeth Libby, 1-1-6-5-1. 

3 Stephen, b. 4 Nov. 1771 ; m. Agnes Hasty. 

4 Henry, b. 14 April 1774; m. Margaret Meserve. 

5 Elias, bap. 30 June 1776; d. 31 Aug. 1776. 

6 Mary, b. 30 Sept. 1777; m. 15 July 1797, Moses Waterhouse, a son 

of Samuel Waterhouse, 10-2-2-6. 

7 Margaret, b. about 1779; m. 15 Dec. 1803, Eufus Fogg, 9-8-1-12. 

8 Nicholas, b. 8 Oct. 1780; died 11 Mar. 1805, in the West Indies; un- 

married. 

9 George Washington, ) triplets, ) died at sea, age 21. 

10 John Adams, > b. 19 March > m. Abigail Sawyer. 

11 Benjamin Franklin, ) 1790; ) died at the age of six. 

5-7-10 

Aaron Libbt, born in Scarborough, 18 Mar. 1745; married 29 
May 1766, Elizabeth Weeman, daughter of Valentine Weeman 
of Cape Elizabeth. 

Aaron Libby was a shoemaker by trade. He lived at first on 
Oak Hill in Scarborough, and then settled on a large farm in 
Limington. The latter years of his life he ran a country store. 
It is said that he was the first man that ever kept shop in Lim- 
ington. 

He was a very athletic man. One of his feats was to stand on 
his head on the ridge-pole of a barn, and drink from a bottle. 

In 1798 the whole family was stricken down by fever. March 
19th of that year the mother died.* Her husband was recover- 
ing at the time of her burial, but in attending her funeral, 
brought on a rela^jse, from which lie did not recover. He died 
in May, 1798. 

His children, born in Scarborough, were : 

1 Mary, b. 9 Mar. 1767 ; m. 29 Feb. 1788, Walter Higgins of Liming- 
ton. 

*Her daughter Elizabeth, now living, at the age of almost one hundred years, states 
this date with the greatest positiveuess. 



66 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 John, h. 3 Jan. 1769; m. 21 Mar. 1793, Pliebe, dau. of Dominicus 

Jordan of Cape Elizabeth. He died in 1801 or 1802, and his 
widow married Wm. Hazeltine of Buxton. Only child: 
1 Dorcas, b. 5 May 1794; m. 8 May, 1813, Frank Maxwell of Cape 
Elizabeth. 

3 Hannah Jordan, b. 28 May 1773; m. 24 Jan. 1793, Jonathan Sparrow. 

4 Seth, bap. 1 Mar. 1778; died about 1800; unm. 

Born ill Limington : 

5 Eunice, b. 29 Aug. 1780 ; m. 1801, Wentworth Lombard of Wales, 

Me. ; died 29 April 1874, aged nearly ninety-four. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 28 Feb. 1783; m. Major Moses Moody; is still living. 

7 Annie, died in Limington, in May 1798, the day following her 

father's burial; unm. 



5-7-11 

Jesse Libby, born in Scarborough, 1747 ; married, 6 Dec. 1769, 
Keziah March, 11-0-1-1. 

12 June 1776, he was living in Limington on a hundred-acre 
lot which he on that day received by deed of gift from his father- 
in-law. He was a farmer in Limington, but also kept iJublic house. 
He was the first collector chosen after the incorporation of the 
town in 1792. In 1797 he sold his farm and probably removed at 
once to H&mpden, where lie was located in Jan. 18U0. He kept 
the tavern at Hampden many years. Soon after the war of 1812 
closed, he sold his place at Hampden Corner, built a vessel, and 
went in her to Philadelphia, Penn. Shortly after he removed to 
New York city. His wdfe died there and he returned to Hampden. 
He bought a small place about two miles from the village, and 
there died about 1822. 

Children : 

1 Jesse, b. in Scarborough ; m. Mai-y Myrick. 

2 David, b. 16 Dec. 1772; m. Hannah Kniglit. 

3 Samuel March, b. 11 Mar. 1775; m. Eliza Myrick. 

4 Anna, b. 14 Sept. 1781, in Limington ; m. William Reed. 

5 Jane, b. 14 Nov. 1784; m. Steplien Dolbeer. 

6 Richard, b. 29 Oct. 1790; m. Hannah Holbrook. 

7 John, b. 26 Aug. 1793; never married. He was a sailor, and went 

on a voyage from which he never returned. 

5-7-12 

Philemon Libby, born in Scarborough, 29 May 1749; married 
8 May 1771, Martha Small. [See Small, page 32.] 

He received from his wife's grandfather, Deacon Samuel Small, 
a grandson of Francis Small who purcliased the five Ossipee 
toAvnships, one hundred acres of land in what is now Limington, 
and became one of the first settlers of that town. His house was 
at Limington Corner, on the site of the present residence of Wil- 
liam McArthur, Esq. He was for many years a licensed innhold- 
er. He died 22 Dec. 1811. After his death, his widow went with 
her son Abner to Limerick, and died 27 Aug. 1837. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 67 

Their children, born in Scarborough, were: 

1 Eufus, b. 4 May 1773; m. Dorcas Strout. 

2 Philemon, b. 7 July 1775 ; m. Liberty Norris. 

3 Eunice, b. 2 Sept. 1776; d. 23 Oct. 1782. 

Born in Limington : 

4 James, b. 11 Jan. 1779; m. Emma Chase. 

5 Abner, b. 29 May, 1781 ; m. Olive Gray Chase. 

6 Martha, b. 28 Avig. 1783; m. 26 Nov. 1801, Isaac Mitchell, Esq., of 

Limington. 

7 Eunice, b. 13 April 1786; d. 9 Jan. 1787. 

8 Anna Small, b. 29 Jan. 1788; m. 28 Nov. 1805, David Otis. 

9 Dorothy, b. 28 June 1791 ; m. 29 Nov. 1810, Francis Small. 
10 Eunice, b. 4 July 1795 ; m. Benjamin Tyler. 



5-7-14 

Seth Libbt, born on Oak Hill, Scarborough, 1 May 1755; mar- 
ried 12 May 1779, Lydia Jordan, born 22 Mar. 1760, daughter 
of Dominicus Jordan of Caj)e Elizabetli, the same known as " Old 
Stuff." 

He lived and died on the sj^ot where he was born. His house 
was on the post-road between Portland and Boston, and in addi- 
tion to carrying on his farm, he kept a tavern. He died 9 Dec. 
1836. His widow lived to the age of ninety-two, and died 17 
Oct. 1852. 

Their children Were : 

1 Aaron, b. 1780; d. 27 July 1791. 

2 Lois, b. 2 Oct. 1782; m. Capt. Cyrus Libby, 1-1-6-4-6. 

3 Susannah, b. 16 Nov. 1784; m. 11 Oct. 1804, Benjamin Larrabee. 

[See page 41.] 

4 Lydia, b. 8 Oct. 1786 ; m. 22 Nov. 1804, John Hasty. 

5 Anna, b. 5 Aug. 1788 : m. 15 Mar. 1808, Joseph Watson. 

6 Phebe, b. 28 Oct. 1790; m. 17 Jan. 1816, Joseph Larrabee. 

7 Pvhoda, b. 13 June 1792 ; m. 23 Sept. 1819, Capt. WilUam Tompson. 

8 Hannah, b. 22 Oct. 1795; d. 10 June 1801. 

9 Jordan, b. 20 Nov. 1796; m. Sarah Libby, 5-2-3-1-2. 

10 Aaron, b. 10 May 1799 ; m. 1st, Rachel McKenney ; 2d, Ruth Hazeltine. 

11 Hannah, b. 7 July 1801 ; m. 28 Aug. 1825, Geo. F. Randall of Portland. 

12 Eunice, b. 23 Jan. 1803; n^. 28 Feb. 1828, Jonathan M. Coolbroth. 

13 John, b. 17 Oct. 1807; m. Jane Milhken. 



5-7-15 

Nathan Libbt, born in Scarborough, 16 Aug. 1766; married, 
24 Jan. 1790, Abigail Davis, 11-1-8-1. His wife was the only 
grandchild of William Libby, 11-1, that ever married, and he came 
into possession of her grandfather's homestead farm. Lie died 11 
Feb. 1829. His widow died 6 Mar. 1848. 

Children, by his wife Abigail, born in Scarborough : 

1 Elmira, b. 22 Oct. 1790; m. 17 May 1807, Enock Skillings. 

2 William, b. 11 Aug. 1792; was drowned at the causeway bridge, be- 

tween schools, 6 Jan. 1802. 

3 Amos, b. 28 July 1794; m. Eunice Skillings. 



68 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 Gardner, b. 13, died 19, Aug. 1797. 

5 Lydia, b. 26 .Jan. 1800; m. Enos Lil)by, 10-2-1-5-8. 

6 Sally, m. 22 Feb. 1818, Josiali Skillings. 

7 Emily, m. 1st, 5 July 1824, Floran Berry; 2d, Davis. 

8 Statira, m. 21 Dec. 1823, Thomas O. Skillings. 

By a rejietitiou of his father's- sin, he became the father 
of another child: 

9 Nathan (Libby), m. 15 Aug. 1852. Mary E. Morrill of Portland. He 

was brought up by .Joshua Plummer. He was a stevedore in 
Portland awhile, and later an engineer on the Grand Trunk Rail- 
way. He was afterward a sailor many years, and died in the Ho- 
meopathic Hospital, in New York, 19 July 1881. His wife was 
divorced from him, and removed to Charlestown, Mass., where 
she married again. Children, born in Portland: 

1 Georgianna, m. Thompson of Charlestown. 

2 Ida, m. of Charlestown. 

3 Charles, b. about 1860; is a sailor. 

6-3-2 

Joseph Libby, born in that part of Hampton, N. H., which is 
now Rye, 15 Aug. 1715 ; mai-ried, 23 Feb. 1741, Margaret Abbot. 

He was a farmer. He moved from Rye to Portsmouth, where 
he lived some years, and, j^robably in 1758, removed thence to 
Barrington. From Barrington he became the second settler of 
New i)urham, N. H., which was j^robably in 1767. He settled 
on New Durham Ridge, on the farm now owned, in two farms, 
by Charles Brackett and James Berry. There he lived until his 
death, which took place in the middle of July, 1778, His widow 
was living as late as April 1794. 

Children : 

1 Reuben, bap. 1.3 Mar. 1743; m. 1st, Sarah Fullerton; 2d, Abigail 

(Piukham) Smith. 

2 Mary, bap. 2 Sept. 1744; m. Joseph Glidden of Eppingham. 

3 Jane, bap. 11 Jan. 1747; m. Kowe. 

4 Abraham, bap. 17 July 1748; died young. 

5 Abraham, bap. 26 Aug. 1750; m. Ilannah Copp. He had half his 

father's homestead on New Durham Ridge, but after a few years 
sold it to Durrell Stevens and settled on the farm in Alton, now 
owned by Oliver Gilman. He was a volunteer in the Revolution 
and was at the battle of Bunker Hill. He was afterward on a 
committee for hiring soldiers. He died in Alton 4 Mar. 1829, and 
his wife a few years later. They had no children, but adopted a 
child (said to have been his own) : 
a Hannah (Libby) m. 8 June 1797, Thomas C. Edgerly. 

6 Josepli, bap. 5 Nov. 1752; num. He was a blacksmith, and was 

killed in the assault on Quebec. 
■ 7 Moses, bap. 29 Nov. 1754; died young. 

8 Ephraim, bap. 30 Nov. 1755 ; m. Judith Page. 

9 Olley, bap. 30 April 1758; was mentioned in her father's will, 1771, 

but probably died unmarried. 

10 Anthony, m. Lydia Ayers. 

11 Benjamin, b. 12 June 1761; m. Sarah Mason. 

12 Margaret, died in New Durham at an advanced age ; unm. 

6-4-1 

John Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 1 Aug. 1720 ; married 26 
June 1743, Eleanor Berry, said to have been a French woman. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 69 

Not long after his marriage, he I'eraoved to Epsom, where he 
and his cousin Samuel had bought land some years before. He 
there served two years as selectman, and tilled other town offices. 
About 1762 he moved to Chester, and thence, probably in 1765, 
to Chichester. In 1779 he removed to Parsonsfield, Me., and 
then, in the year 1781 it is said, he and his sons Meshack and 
Stephen became the first settlers of what is now Porter, Me. 
For this service they received each a hundred-acre lot of land. 
That which John Libby received is now owned by Wra. T. Tay- 
lor. He died about the year 1804, and his wife about the same 
time. They were buried a few rods westerly from their house. 

Their children were: 

1 Keziah, bap. 20 May 1744; m. 21 Mar. 1769, Daniel Sargent. 

2 Meshack, bap. .5 May 1745 ; m. Deborah Ely. 

3 John, bap. 29 Mar. 1747; died in middle age; unm. He was of re- 

markable memory, but otherwise of weak intellect. He was 
prone to wander from place to place, but his chief abode was 
Parsonsfield, where he died. 

4 Mary, bap. 25 Sept. 1748 ; m. Daniel Knowles. 

5 Jonathan, bap. 14 April 1751 ; m. Hannali McCoy. 

6 Enoch, bap. 18 April 1755; m. Mary Xewbegin. 

7 Josiah, died a young man, unm. , in the Revolution. 

8 Simeon, married Hannali Knowles. 

9 Stephen, b. 26 April 1763 ; m. Mary Knowles, and Nancy and Sally 

Matthews. 

6-4-4 

Isaac Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 28 Feb. 1725 ; married first, 
5 Feb. 1748, Ann Stmmes ; second, 20 Sept. 1766, Margaret 
Kalderwood. 

He removed to Epsom a few years after his marriage, and set- 
tled near what is now Epsom Center, in the locality which be- 
came known as Nev:i Rye. In addition to his farming, he owned 
and ran a gristmill, built on his own farm, on the little Suncook 
River ; also a latlie, in which he turned ont the old-fashioned 
wooden dishes. He served two years as selectman and filled 
many minor town offices. He died' 28 Aug. 1810. His second 
wife died 29 July 181)7. 

His children by his first wife were : 

1 Mary, bap. Sept. 1748; m. 22 Oct. 1765, Abner Evans of Chichester ; 

lived in Barre, Vt. 

2 Isaac, bap. April 1750; m. Abigail . 

3 Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 1752; ni. 27 Feb. 1772, Aaron Burbank, and 

settled in Strafford, Vt. 

4 Arthur Bennick, (corrupted to Bennet), b. Jan. 1754; m. Eleanor 

Haynes. 

5 Abigail, married Jethro Libby, 6-4-8-3. 

6 Job, b. 14 Feb. 1759; m. 24 Mar. 1785, Rebecca Pearson. 

7 Susannah, m. 28 Jan. 1786, Theophilus Cass. 

By his second wife : 

8 Nathan, b. 20 July 1767; m. Abigail Fowler. 

9 Lucy, b. 17 April 1769; m. 24 May 1787, Capt. John Ham. 

10 Abraham, b. 15 Aug. 1773 ; m. Abigail Pearson. 

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70 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

11 Margaret, b. 10 Aug. 1776 ; m. 12 Feb. 1795, William Sherborne of 

Epsom, afterward of Stanstead, Que. 

12 Joshua, b. 7 Aug. 1778; m. Sally Graut. 

6-4-5 

Arthur Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 5 April 1728 ; married 23 
April 1852, Deborah Smith. He was a farmer. He lived in Rye 
until his removal to Candia. 17 May 1777, he boixght an eighty- 
acre lot in that town, the original right of Jonathan Kimball, and 
probably removed to his purchase at once. The farm was in the 
southern part of Candia, and is now owned by Edmund E. Smith. 
He died 21 July 1798, and his widow 23 Sept. 1824. Her age 
was 93 years. 

Their children, all born in Rye, were : 

1 Deborah Smith, b. 27 May 1754; d. 3 Aug. 1828; unm. 

2 James, b. 14 May 1757. He was a captain in the Revolution, and 

was afterward drowned. He was never married. 

3 Jonathan, b. 29 Jan. 1759; d. 18 Jan. 1831; unm. He was a farmer 

and always lived on the homestead. 

4 Daniel, b. 12 Jan. 1762. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He died 

a young man; uum. 

5 Meribah Smith, b. 9 Nov. 1765; d. 11 May 1827; unm. 

6 Abraham, b. 5 April 1767; m. Ruth Palmer, 

7 Isaac, b. 9 Jan. 1771 ; m. Ann Seavey. 

8 Jacob, b. 20 Mar. 1774; m. Polly King. 

6-4-8 

Retjben Libby, born in Rye, N". H., 11 Aug. 1734 ; married, 
first, 1 July 1754, Sarah Goss of Rye; second, 31 Mar. 1773, in 
Portsmouth, N. H., Sarah Tuciver.* 

He was a farmer. In 1764 he was of Epsom ; and in 1767 of 
North Hampton ; but he doubtless returned to Rye soon after. 
Upon his second marriage he removed to Gorliam, Me., and from 
that place served a year in the Continental army. He reared his 
second family in Gorham, but died in Albany, where he was living 
with his son Benjamin, about 1820. His second wife died in Gray 
where Benjamin was then living, about 1815. 

Children, by his first wife : 

1 Olive, bap. 2 Feb. 1755 ; m. 30 Sept. 1797, Jabez Hayris, an English- 

man. 

2 Samuel, b. July 1757; m. Mebitable Seavey. 

3 Jethro, bap. 9 Dec. 1759; m. Abigail Libby, G-4-4-5. 

4 Richard, b. 17()2; m. Sarah Ross. 

5 Reuben, b. 1763; m. Abigail Irish. 

6 Sarah, bap. 30 Aug. 1767; m. Ragley, of Warren, Me. 

7 Isaac, bap. 3 Mar. 1769 ; died young. 

By second wife : 

8 Abigail, m. Isaac Allen of Pownal. 

9 Isaac, b. 27 June 1776; m. Rebecca Crockett. 
10 Mary, b. 30 July 1779; m. Wallis Foss of Pownal. 



*Oae grand-daughter says her name was Abigail I'oss. 



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THE FOURTH GENERATION. 71 

11 Elizabeth, b. 15 Oct. 1781 ; probably died yoiing. 

12 John, b. 22 Jan. 1784; m. .Joanna Baker. 

13 Benjamin, b. 4 May 1786; m. Priscilla Clay. 

14 William, went into the eastern woods, a young man, and was never 

heard from. 

15 Jacob, a bachelor; died 8 April 1864. He was a farmer, and lived 

for the most part with his sister Abigail, in Pownal. 

16 Rachel, m. Charles E. Paine of Bethel. 

6-6-1 

Samuel Libby, born in Rye, IST. H., 9 Feb. 1720 ; married first, 
4 Dec. 1744, in Rye, Abigail Symmes ; second, before 1759, Pe- 
nelope (Huntingdon) Barber. The first husband of the last . 
wife had been carried off by the Indians, and was supposed to >)e 
dead, but after seven years he returned home and found his wife 
married. The two husbands gave the wife her choice : she chose 
her second husband, and Barber went off. 

Upon liis marriage, Samuel Libby probably settled in Epsom, 
where he already owned land. In Epsom he took an important 
part in the management of the town, serving repeatedly as select- 
man, town clerk, and in other offices. The last mention of his 
name in the Epsom town records is as selectman in 1763, and he 
doubtless left town immediately. He appeared in Machias, Me., 
in 1768, and lived there until after the Revolution. He then 
lived a short time at a place called Carleton's Streams, and finally 
went with his sons to St. Stephen, IST. B.,~Vhere he died of small 
pox some time after 27 Sept. 1791. 

Children, probably all born in Epsom ; by first wife : 

1 Sarah, bap. 1745; probably died young. 

2 Jacob, bap. 1747; m. Unity Parker of Annapolis, N. S. 

3 Hannah, bap. 1751 ; probably died young. 

4 , bap. 3 June 1754; probably died young. 

By second wife: 

5 Eben, b. about 1760; m. Lydia Young. 

6-6-8 

Joseph Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 25 Feb. 1737; married 

Mary . In 1763 he bought Paul Randall's inn, near Rye 

Center, and after running it about a year, died. In 1765 or 6 his 
widow married Reuben Dearborn, jr., of North Hamjiton. 

Joseph Libby's only child was : 
1 Molly, bap. March 1763; m. Nathaniel Batchelder of Deerfield. 

6-6-9 

Ben.jamin Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 25 Feb. 1737; married 
first, Jane — ; second, 3 Oct. 1765, Abigail Haines, daugh- 
ter of Matthias and Abigail Haines of Greenland, N. H. 

He was a farmer. He lived in his native town until 1778, and 



72 • THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

then reiiioved to a farm which he had purchased in Chester, N". 
PI. In 1795 he sold that, and settled in Candia, close by the 
Chester line. AVhen his grand-daughter, Nabljy Ilill, was mar- 
ried, he went to live witli her, in Alexandria, and there died, at 
an advanced age. His wife outlived him several years. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Sarah, bap. 17 Aug. 1760; m. Lane of Candia. It is proba- 

ble that she first married, in 1779, in Chester, Israel Clifford. 

By second wife : 

2 Jane, b. about 1766; m. 1st, Samuel Wortben; 2d, CoUey of 

Bridgewater. 

3 Abigail, bap. June 1768 ; m. 3 March 1802, John Webster of Peel- 

ing, now Woodstock, N. II. 

4 Mary, bap. 30 Sept. 1770; m. Henry Hill. Children: 

1 Sally (Hill), b. 9 March 1792; m. Jonathan Dearborn. She 

lives iu Manchester, ]S^. H. 

2 Nabby (Hill), b. 2.5 March 1794; m. Timothy Simonds. 

3 Mary (Hill), b. 1796; lives iu Broom, Que. 

4 Henry (Hill), died aged 6 years. 

5 Josiah, bap. 15 Sept. 1770; died young. 



6-6-10 

Abraham LiBBY, born in Rye, N. H., 29 Dec. 1739; married 
first, 24 Feb. 1763, Abigail Page; (died 2 June 1761) ; second, 
Maky Tarlton" of Portsmouth. 

He was a farmer in Rye until the death of his brother Joseph, 
when he administered upon his estate, and from that time run the 
taA^ern himself. It stood on the north side of the road from Rye 
Center to Breakfast Hill. It was burnt down one night and he 
did not rebuild it, but, in 1789, which was probably immediately 
afterward, removed to Chester, where he died 3 Aug. 1799. He 
was a sergeant in Capt. Joseph Parson's company of state troops 
in the Revolution, and later was on the town committee to hire 
men for the Continental army. After his death, his widow lived 
with her son Joseph, in Gilford, until 1833 or 4, when she went to 
live with her daughter Fogg, in North Sandwich, N. H., and 
there died, 3 June 1836, aged nearly 93. 

Children, all born in Rye, by first wife : 

1 Abigail, b. 13 Nov. 1703; m, John Morrison. 

By second wife : 

2 Joseph, b. 10 Nov. 176.5 ; m. Deborah Rand. 

3 Job, b. 18 June 1767. It is thought that he followed the sea, and 

died early in life, uniuavried. 

4 Mary, b. 28 Aug. 1768; m. 1794, Benjamin Gross. 

5 Jacob, b. 19 Dec. 1770; m. Mary Brickett. 

6 Elias Tarltou. b. 6 Sept. 1773 ; m. Phebe Dennett. 

7 Abraham, b. 10 Feb. 1777; m. Betsey Hill, Susan Moore, and Betsey 

Whittier. 

8 Sarah, b. 20 June 1779; m. 1st, Stephen Norris; 2d, Isaiah Fogg. 

9 Benjamin, b. 20 June 1782; m. Khoda Wilkinson. 



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THE FOURTH GENERATION. 73 

7-1-2 

Hannah Brown, married in 1731, Richard Hun:^ewell. 
She died 15 Dec. 1760. 

Their children were : 

1 Susannah (Hunnewell), b. 13 Marcli 1734; d, 15 May 1754. 

2 Hannah (Hunnewell), b. 30 Oct. 1735; m. Jonathan Libby, 1-1-3-4 

3 Elizabeth (Hunnewell), b. 17 Jan. 1738; d. 23 May 1754. 

4 Lydia (Hunnewell), b. 6 Dec. 1741; d. 11 April 1754. 

5 Eichard (Hunnewell), b. 22 Feb. 1743; d. 6 May 1754. 

6 Lucy (Hunnewell), b. 28 July 1746; m. Abner Libby, .5-7-6. 

7 Anna (Huimewell), b. 27 June 1750; m. 25 Feb. 1773, Nathaniel 

Meserve. 

8 Abigail (Hunnewell), b. 12 Aug. 1752; m. Nehemiah Libby, .5-2-7. 

7-1-5 

Sarah Brown, married, 30 April 1761, her deceased sister's 
husband, Richard Hunnewell. She died in 1817, at a very ad- 
vanced age. 

Their children were : 

1 Elizabeth (Hunnewell), b. 27 Aug. 1763; m. Benjamin Libby, 

1-1-2-2-3. 

2 Richard (Hunnewell), b. 28 Feb. 1765; m. 19 Dec. 1786, Anna Wes- 

cott of Cape Elizabeth. They had the following children : 

1 Lucy (Hunnewell), b. 13 Sept. 1787. 

2 Joseph (Hunnewell), b. 1 Jvily 1789. 

3 Anna (Hunnewell), b 9 April 1791. 

4 Richard (Hunnewell), b. 4 Aug. 1792. 

5 Theodosia (Himnewell), b. 9 .June 1795. 

6 Hannah (Hunnewell), b. 4 July 1798. 

7 Polly (Himnewell). b. 16 Nov. 1800. 

3 John (Huimewell), b. 13 Jan. 1767; m. 23 May 1802, Mary Wescott. 

They had, among other children, the following: 

1 Narcissa (Hunnewell). 

2 Sarah (Hunnewell). 

3 William H. (Hunnewell), m. Sarah Ann Blossom. 

4 John (Hunnewell), m. Hannah Libby, 1-1-2-2-11-1. 

5 Richard (Hunnewell), lived a bachelor. 

4 Sarah (Hunnewell), b. 29 Nov. 1769; m. Amos Libby, 10-.5-.3-5. 

5 Phebe (Hunnewell), b. 13 April 1771; m. 7 Sept. 1800, Simeon Jones. 

7-1-6 

Joshua Brown, m. 12 N"ov. 1741, Hannah Follow, 5-5-1. 
They lived in Scarborough. 

Their children were : 

1 Andrew (Brown), b. 7 Sept. 1742; died yoimg. 

2 John (Brown), b. 27 Dec. 1745; died young. 

3 Joshua (Brown), b. 26 Aug. 1747; m. 16 July 1778, Esther Dam, 

11-7-5-1, and settled in Raymond. 

4 Hannah (Bro^vn), b. 1749. 

5 Andrew (Brown), b. 1752; m. 20 Nov. 1777, Rachel Small; settled 

in Gray, Me. 

6 Abigail (Brown), b. 175.5. 

7 Susannah (Brown), b. 1758. 

8 Joseph (Brown), b. 1761, 

9 John (Brown), b. 1763. 
10 Sarah (Brown), b. 1767. 



74 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

9-5-1 

Samuel Fogg, born in Kittery, Me., 1 .Tune 1716 ; marriorl 27 
Jan. 1743, Rachel jMarixek of Falmouth, born 19 Aug. 1723. 

He was carried to Scarborough by his father, and lived there 
until about 1775, when he moved to New Gloucester. He Avas a 
tailor by trade. In his younger days he was a school teacher. In 
1741, for teaching school in Black Point meeting-house, he receiv- 
ed "32 pounds in lumber." 

His wife Rachel, the mother of his children, died 24 Mar. 1768, 
and he married second, 12 Nov. 1770, the widow Elizabeth 
Moodv. She died 17 Mar. 1774, aged about fifty-eight. He 
died 30 Oct. 1798. 

His children were : 

1 Jeremiah (Fogg), b. 11 June 1744; m. Mary Warren. 

2 Enoch (Fogg), b. 28 Mar. 1746; settled in N'ew Gloucester. 

3 Edmund (Fogg), b 28 Mar. 1748; settled in Parsonsfield. 

4 Esther (Fogg), b. 20 Mar. 1750; d. 1 Jan. 1708. 

5 Sarah (Fogg), b. 6 Aug. 1752; d. 4 July 1767. 

6 (Fogg), b. 2 July 1754; d. next day. 

7 Anna (Fogg), b. 29 Nov. 1755; m. Joseph Roberts. 

8 Samuel (Fogg), b. 26 April 1760; settled in New Gloucester. 

9 Ehoda (Fogg), b. 26 April 1762. 
10 Rachel (Fogg), b. 12 Sept. 1764. 



9-5-4 

Col. Reubex Fogg, born in Kittery, (now Eliot), Me., 1 June 
1722; married 15 May 1744, Margaret Elder of Falmouth. 

He accomi)anied his father to' Scarborough, and had his home- 
stead after his death. The old house stood on the site of the 
house now occupied by Joseph Larrabee. The farm included 
Ijoth his farm and the farm of Jordan L. Larrabee. 

Col. Reuben Fogg Avas one of the chief inhabitants of the town 
of Scarborough. He was possessed of a fine estate, and filled 
nearly all the offices in the control of his townsmen. He w^as a 
colonel in the Revolutionary army. He died 25 Oct. 1797, haA^- 
ing been for more than forty-five years a member of the Congre- 
gational church. His Avidow died 8 Jan. 1804. 

Their children were : 

1 Hannah (Fogg), b. 4 Mar. 1745. 

2 Reviben (Fogg), b. 9 Dec. 1746; m. Rhoda Moody. 

3 William (Fogg), b. 16 Dec. 1748; m. Mary Jordan. 

4 David (Fogg)', b. 18 April 1751; m. 5 Oct. 1775, Abigail Meserve. 

5 Susannah (Fogg), b. 10 July 1753; m. 4 March 1773, Joseph Davis. 
H Betty (Fogg), b. 22 April 1755; m. Gideon Meserve. 

7 Mary (Fogg), b. 24 Nov. 1757; m. 10 Dec. 1782, Capt. James Small. 

[See page 32.] 

8 Jane (Fogg), bap. 23 Feb. 1760; died young. 

9 George (Fogg), b. 16 Dec. 1760; m. 1 Aug. 1785, Lydia Marr, 1-5-3-2-5. 

10 Charles (Fogg), b. 6 June 1763; m. 14 Oct. 1788, Anna Small of 

Scarborough. 

11 Daniel (Fogg), b. 10 Nov, 1766; m. 6 Sept. 1789, Eunice March, 

11-6-1-10. 



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THE FOURTH GENERATION. 75 

9-5-6 

Ketueah Fogg, born 5 Feb. 1727 ; married 3 Dec. 1753, Eli- 
SHA Haxscom. They lived in Scarborough. He died 25 Feb. 
1776. She outlived him. 

Their children were : 

1 Humphrey (Hanscom), b. 28 Jan. 1754; m. 20 Sept. 1781, Esther 

Libby. 11-7-2-2. Chiklren: 

1 Joshua (Hanscom), b. 1782; m. Abigail Libby, 11-7-11-6. 

2 Keturah (Hanscom), b. 1784; m. William Libby, 1-1-2-2-11. 

3 Haunah (Hanscom), b. 1787; m. John Bradbury. 

4 John (Hanscom), m. 1st, Fannie Riggs; 2d, tlie widow Sloan. 

2 Mary (Hanscom), b. 26 April 1756; died in old age; umnarried. 

3 Daniel (Hanscom), b. 9 Sept. 1758; m. 10 Dec. 1789, Mary Dam, 

1 1 -7-5-7. They settled in Limington. 

4 Esther (Hanscom), b. 9 June 1761; m. Eichard Hunnewell Libby, 

1-1.3-4-1. 

5 Anna (Hanscom), b. 22 Xov. 1763; m. 15 Nov. 1787, Nelson Fogg, 

9-8-4-2. 

6 Elisha (Hanscom), b. 2 March 1766. 

7 Hannah (Hanscom), bap. 1769; m. 27 Dec. 1804, Ebenezer Carle of 

Dunstan, Scarborough. 

9-6-6 

Moses Fogg, born in Scarborough, 14 Oct. 1738; married 12 
Feb. 1760, Lydia Larrabee. [See Larrabee, page 41.] She 
died soon after, and he married second, 15 Dec. 1763, Catherine 
Libby, 1-1-5-5. 

He was a farmer, and settled on the homestead. He died 30 
March 1812. His second wife outlived him, and died 12 Oct. 
1822. 

His children, by first wife, were : 

1 Mary (Fogg), b. 25 Oct. 1760; m. William Libby, 11-7-1-4. 

2 Moses (Fogg), b. 2 July 1762; m. Hannah Libby, 11-7-7-1. 

By second wife : 

3 Lydia (Fogg), b. 31 Jan. 1765; m. Samuel Libby, 5-2-3-1. 

4 Abner (Fogg), b. 20 Nov. 1766; m. Anna Plummer. 

5 Jonathan (Fogg), b. 3 Aug. 1769. 

6 Benjamin (Fogg), b. 22 June 1771; m. Jane Fogg, daughter of Wil- 

liam Fogg, 9-5-4-3 ; settled in Wales, Me. 

7 Daniel (Fogg), b. 14 April 1773; m. Hannah Hanscom of Kittery; 

settled in Gorham, Me. 

8 Eplu-aim (Fogg), b. 4 May 1775; m. Mary Gold of Kittery; settled 

in Wales, Me. 

9 Hannah (Fogg), b. 5 May 1777; m. Samuel Tompson, Esq.* 

♦Samuel Tompson, Esq., born in Standish, Me., 11 Oct. 1773; was a son of Rev. John 
Tompson. afterward pastor of the Congregational church at South Berwick. His 
grandfather was the Rev. Wm. Tompson, mentioned on page 27. His mother was 
Sarah (Small! Tompson, dau. of Joshua Small. Esq. [See page 32.) His first wife was 
Mary, dau. of Rev. Thomas and Lydia (Jones) Lancaster. She died 11 Feb. 1813. and he 
married, second, 13 Oct. 1814, Haimah Fogg, as aboTC. His children by his first wife 
were : 

1 Sarah, h. 6 Dec. 1795; d. 9 Dec. 1876; mim. 

2 William, b. 20 Nov. 1796; m. Rhoda Libby, 5-7-14-7. 

3 Lydia Jones, b. 27 April 1798; m. William Maynard. 

4 John Adams, b. 19 Sept. 1800; d. 16 Feb. 1825; unm. 

5 Mary Lancaster, b. 12 Mar. 1802. [OVER.] 



76 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10 Abigail (Fogg), b. 2 July 1779; m. 13 June 1833, Isaac Harmon. 

11 John (Fogg),b. 13 Sept. 1781; lived a bacbelor. He was a carpen- 

ter by trade, a major in the militia, and an exemplary christian. 
He died 12 Nov. 1854. 

12 Elizabeth (Fogg), b. 13 Sept. 1783; died 23 Aug. 1804; unmarried. 

13 Sarah (Fogg), b. 1 Jan. 1780; died at the age of seventy; unm. 



9-8-1 

Seth Fogg, born about 1730; married 25 July 1754, Ruth 
"Waterhouse, 10-'2-'J-1. He was a shoemaker by trade, and 
lived on Scottow's Hill in Scarborough. 

His children were : 

1 Seth (Fogg), b. 22 Mar. 1755; m. 12 Dec. 1776, Leah Blake. 

2 Mary (Fogg), b. 10 Oct. 1757. 

3 Olive (Fogg), b. 13 Nov. 1759. 

4 Euth (Fogg), b. 8 Nov. 1761. 

5 Elias (Fogg), b. 17 Aug. 1763. 

6 Lydia (Fogg), b. 20 Mar. 17(i5. 

7 Keziah (Fogg), b. 7 Dec. 17(57. 

8 Enoch (Fogg), b. 21 June 1769. 

9 Dorothy (Fogg), b. 30 Oct. 1770. 

10 Paulina (Fogg), b. 18 June 1772. 

11 Doniinicus (Fogg), b. 16 Mar. 1774; m. Lydia Ann Chute. 

12 Rvifus (Fogg), b. 22 Mar. 1776; m. 15 Dec. 1803, Margaret Libby, 

5-7-8-7. 

13 Joseph (Fogg), b. 19 Oct. 1779. 



9-9-9 

JoiiN" Fogg, born 17 Sept. 1750 ; married 17 Oct. 1776, Abigail 
LEiGHTOiSr, daughter of Dea. William Leighton. 

He had his fatlier's homestead and occupied the same house. 
He died 8 April 1827. His widow died 27 Sept. 1840. 

Children : 

1 Abigail (Fogg), b. 22 Dec. 1777; d. 22 Mar. 1825; unm. 

2 Elizabeth (Fogg), b. 27 Feb. 1780; m. 28 Nov. 1799, Nathaniel Ham- 

mond. 

3 John (Fogg), b. 8 Feb. 1783; m. Mary Staples. 

4 Mary (Fogg), b. 23 Aug. 1785; m. 17 JNIar. 1814, Samuel Kennard. 

5 James (Fogg), b. 21 July 1788: d. 25 Oct. 1798. 

6 William (Fogg), b. 3 Nov. 1790; m. 1st, Betsey D. Hill; 2d, Mehita- 

ble P. Moody. 
1 Joseph (Fogg), b. 3 Mar. 1793. 

8 Nancy (Fogg), b. 29 March 1795. 

9 Miriam (Fogg), b. 5 Oct. 1797; m. Nathaniel Kennkrd. 

6 Samuel, b. 31 Aug. 1804; died in infancy. 

7 Dorothy Lancaster, b. 24 Sept. 1805 ; m Storer Libby, 11-7-2-4-8. 

8 Elizabeth Ann, b. 27 July 1807; m. Capt. VVm. Hasty. [See page 55.] 

9 Samuel, b. 2.5 Oct. 1809; d. 15 Jan. 1827. 

10 Hannah, b. 3 Nov. 1812. 

By second wife, Hannah, 9-6-6-9: 

11 Edward, b. 16 Nov. 1815; m. 5 Dec. 1844, Hannah, dau. of Susannah (Libby), 

Larrabee, .5-7-14-3. She died 7 Sept. 1875. 

12 Catherine Fogg, b. 21 June 1818; m. Capt. Seth L. Hasty. [See Hasty, p. 55.] 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 77 

10-1-2 

JosiAH LiBBT, born in Kittery, (now Eliot), Me., 25 Oct, 1716; 
married 22 June 1742, Maey Stone of Scarborough. 

He left Kittery witli his father and became a farmer. He lived 
on, or near, Scottow's Hill for about ten years succeeding his mar- 
riage, and then moved to Machias. He was probably among the 
first settlers in 1763. He lived at what is now Machias Village, 
and died shortly before April, 1786. His wife outlived him. 

Their children were: 

1 Eleanor, bap. 13 ISTov. 1^43 ; m. Stephen Fogg of Machias. 

2 Reuben, bap. .8 Mar. 174.5 ; m. Eebecca Weston. 

3 Joseph, bap. 1.5 Mar. 1747 ; m. Jane Cole. 

4 Elijah, bap. 11 Dec. 1748; m. 1st, Mary Dresser; 2d, Minclwell 

Dresser. 

5 Hannah, bap. 7 Oct. 1750; m. Peter Coolbrotli of what is now Ma- 

cbiasport. 

6 Josiah, b. 17 Feb. 1758; m. Sarah Holmes. 

7 Nathan, bap. 19 Aug. 1759; m. Polly Larrabee. 



10-1-5 

Timothy Libby, born about 1724, in that part of Kittery, Me., 
wldch is now Eliot ; married 9 Oct. 1746, Sarah Stone of Scar- 
borough. 

He Avas carried by his father to Scarborough when a child. He 
grew up and settled on a farm near Scottow's Hill, where all his 
children were born. In 1763 he became one of the first settlers 
of Machias. The following narrative of the cause of the settle- 
ment of Machias is given by Henry A. Libby of Machiasport, 
10-1-5-5-3-3. It differs from published accounts, yet, although it 
may be incorrect in some of its details, it is probably a substan- 
tially correct account of the discovery of Machias by those Scar- 
borough people who formed the first permanent settlement there. 

Speaking of his grandfather, he says : He told me one day 
when I was at work with him (I was quite small) how his father 
came to settle in Machias. When he lived in Scarborough it was 
his practice in the winter to go east in a small vessel on a sealing 
voyage. It was on a return voyage, some hundred and fifteen or 
twenty years ago, that he encountered a gale and storm and tried 
to make what is now called Cutler Harbor. He made a mistake 
in the headland, ran ashore in a small cove, and lost his vessel 
and cargo. Then he had to get home in his small boat. In fol- 
lowing along the coast, as was necessary for him to do, he rowed 
into Machias Elver. Struck with its beauty, he followed it to its 
head. Here he found the natural facilities so good that he deter- 
mined to make it his future home. He returned to Scarborough, 
.... and the next spring, taking his own family, and getting 
some eight or ten families rnore, they moved to their new abode. 

He received, as one of the original settlers, a seven-acre lot^ 
where the village of Machias now stands. Here he made his res- 
idence, and a few years later, (previous to June 1766), died. His 



78 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

widow iin])roved tliis land iiiitil near the close of her life, and 
then all but her dower was sold to John Underwood. She was 
living as late as Nov. 1787. 

Tlie children of Timothy Libby were : 

1 Sarah, bap. 27 Dec. 1747; m. 30 Sept. 1767, Johu Berry of Machias. 

2 Estlier, bap. 4 June 1749; m. Jonathan Finer of Machias. 

3 Timotliy, bap. 6 Jan. 1751 ; m. Martha Holmes. He was a farmer, 

and lived on the southern side of Pleasant Point. He died in 

1785. His widow married Richardson, and moved west. 

Only child : 
1 Sarah, b. 1781; either died in childhood or went west with her 
mother. 

4 Mary, bap. 22 April 1753; m. Amos Boynton of Machias. 

5 David, b. 31 Aug. 1755; m. Abigail Fitts. 

6 Obadiah, bap. 15 Jan. 1758 ; m. Mary Hill. 

7 Daniel, bap. 21 Aug. 1763; m. Hannah Eastman. 

10-1-6 

Capt. David Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., about 
1727; married first, 13 Dec. 1750, Dorcas Means; she died, and 
he married second, in April, ,1766, the widow Joanna (Jose) 
Page, daughter of Martin and Mercy Jose of Scarborough. 

David Libby early adopted the following of the sea, and became 
captain of a coaster. During the French war he was engaged in 
transporting sup2:)lies to the garrison at Black Point. He bought 
a lot at Blue Point, and built him a house there. He sold this 
property in December, 1762, and was one of the company who 
formed the first settlement at Machias, in 1763. He did not stay 
there long. In June, 1768, he sold his seven-acre home lot to 
Samuel Libby, 6-6-1, and soon after removed to Providence, R. I., 
Avhere he resided during the Revolution, and some years after. 
In his old age he and his wife returned to Maine. She died near 
the home of her childhood. After her death, her husband led an 
unsettled, homeless life, stopping here and there in the neighbor- 
hood of Scarborough. The time and place of his death are un- 
known. 

His children, by his first wife, were : 

1 Jane, bap. 16 Feb. 1752; m. Benjamin Rice of Scarborough Corner 

2 George, bap. 30 Sept. 1753 ; probably died young. 

3 Joseph, bap. 8 Feb. 1756; probably died young. 

4 Robert, bap. 13 Aug. 1757; m. 1st, Hannah Prout; 2d, Rebecca 

Trickey, 10-8-4-3. 

5 Isaac, bap. 12 Oct. 1760; m. Sarah Waterhouse. 

6 Dorcas, bap. 19 June 1763; lived with her sister, Mrs. Rice, in the 

early part of her life, and then became housekeeper for Jordan 
Prout, a bachelor, with whom she lived more than forty years. 
She died 17 March 1849. 

By second wife : 

7 David, b. 1770; m. Elizabeth McKenney. 

8 Hannah,* married in Providence. 

9 Nancy,* married in Providence. 

10 Lucy,* married in Providence. It was probably she that married 
James Franklin in Providence, 6 May 1804. 

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THE FOURTH GENERATION. 79 

10-1-8 

Thomas Libbt, born in Scarborough 16 Nov. 1733 ; married, 
15 Nov. 1753, Mart Larrabee. [See Larrabee, page 41.] 

He was a farmer, and had his father's homestead. For a short 
time after his marriage he lived in the old garrison-house, and 
then built a house about two rods northeast of the old bury- 
ing ground. In 1775 he bought a large tract of land, part of the 
Bonytlion patent, then jiartly in Saoo and partly in Scarborough, 
but now all in Saco, and shortly after moved onto it. He built 
his house about twenty-five rods west of the present " Heath " 
meeting-house, and there ended his days 6 Jan. 1821, aged 87. 
His wife died 6 Sept. 1818, aged 83. 

He was on the Committee of Correspondence and Safety, 
during the Revolution, and served a number of years as select- 
man, and as town clerk. 

His children were : 

1 Thomas, b. 12 I^ov. 1754; m. Mary Libby, 10-2-1-4, and three other 

wives. 

2 Zebulon, bap. 10 April 1757; m. Lyclia Andrews. 

3 Solomon, bap. 26 Aug. 1759; m. Sarah Seavey. 

4 Philip, b. 16 May 1762; m. Mary McKenney. 

5 John, b. 24 March 1764; m. Dmsilla Graffam. 

6 Mary, bap. Sept. 1766; m. 1783, James Rice. 

7 Eebecca, bap. 18 Nov. 1770; probably died young. 

8 Eunice, bap. 10 Sept. 1775; ni/ Stephen Seavey. 

9 Jennie, bap. 10 Sept. 1775; died 13 Sept. 1777. 

10-2-1 

Samuel Libby, born 7 July 1714, in Kittery, Me.; married 25 
Dec. 1745, in Scarborough, Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of 
Richard Hubbard of Kingston, JST. H., and niece of the wife of 
John Libby, 11-6, witli whom she was living. She was an aunt 
of John Hubbard, Governor of Maine 1850, 1851, and 1852. 

Samuel Libby went wath his father to Scarborough, and when 
he was married settled on Scottow's Hill, then thickly covered 
with oaks, and cleared him a farm. He was industrious and 
accumulated sufficient real estate to give to each of his four sons 
large farms. He died of starvation, caused by the palsy, which 
prevented his swallowing. His death occurred 12 May 1787. His 
widow died in 1796. 

Their children were : 

1 Jeremiah, b. 5 Nov. 1746; m. Anna Libby. 1-1-6-6. 

2 Theophilus, b. 15 April 1749; m. Hannah Berry. 

3 Euth, bap. 24 Dec. 1754; buried 15 Oct. 1756. 

4 Mary, b. 27 May 1756; ra. Thomas Libby, 10-1-8-1. 

5 Samuel, b. 17 Dec. 1759 ; m. Abigail Graftam. 

6 Richard Hubbard, b. 27 Oct. 1763; m. Anne Berry, dau. of Jane 

(Libby) Berry, 1-1-6-2. 

10-2-2 

Mary Libby, born 12 April 1716 or 1717, in Kittery, Me.: mar- 
ried, 12 June 1735, Joseph Waterhouse ; died 21 Nov. 1756. 



80 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Joseph Waterhouse was born in Portsmouth, N. H., 11 April 
1711. His father was Timothy Waterhouse, and his grandfather 
Richard Waterhouse, whose wife was a daughter of Eeinald 
Fernaki, tlie first surgeon that emigrated to New Ham]ishire. 

About 1733 Josejih Waterhouse moved to Scarborough, where 
he married and settled near Scottow's Hill. He was by trade 
both a tanner and shoemaker, and these trades, in connection 
with his farming, enabled him to gain a good property. 

After his first wife's death, he married the widow Rachel 
(Norman) Smitli, by whom he had Betsey, married Richard 
Berry; Susannah, married Timothy Berry; and Sarah, married 
Isaac Libby, 10-1-6-5. He died 6 July 1796. 

The children of Joseph and Mary Waterhouse were : 

1 Ruth (Waterhouse), b. 21 June 1736; m. Seth Foj^sr, 9-S-l.. 

2 Joseph (Waterhouse), h. 12 Feb. 1738; died at the age of 16 

3 Olive (Waterhouse), b. 14 Sept. 1739; m. 30 July 1761, William 

Harmon. 

4 Timothy (Waterhouse), b. 18 July 1741; m. Sarah Small. 

5 Molly (Waterhouse), b. 31 May 1743; m. 25 April 1763, Ephraim 

Carter. 

6 Samuel (Waterhouse). b. 21 Dec. 1744; settled in Scarborough. 

7 Enoch (Waterhouse), b. 23 Xov. 1746; settled in Machias. 

8 John (Waterhouse), b. 21 March 1748; m. Betsey Banks. 

9 George (Waterhouse), b. 21 Jan. 1750; m. 28 Oct. 1775, Dorcas Lib- 

by, 1-5-2-3-1. 

10 Theophilus (Waterliouse), b. 17 Dec. 1751 : m. Hannah Goodwin. 

11 Joseph (Waterhouse), b. 12 Feb. 1754; m. Lydia Harmon. 

12 Nathaniel (Waterhouse), b. 6 Feb. 1756; m. Elizabeth Cane of 

Wells. 



10-2-4 

Enoch Libby, born about 1724, in Kittery ; married 5 March 
1746, Elizabeth Plummer, daughter of Aaron Plummer. 

Enoch Libby, it is said, was seven years old when his father 
removed to Scarborough. He grew up and settled on his 
father's homestead. He Avas a prosperous farmer, and gave 
each of his sons a farm of his own. He died 1794. His widow 
died about 1807. 

Their children were : 

1 Lucy. b. 1747; m. Capt. Anthony Libby, 1-1-2-7. 

2 Lemuel, bap. Sept. 1749 ; m. Mehitable Bragdon. 

3 Domiuicus, b. 27 Dec. 1751; m. Dorothy Small. 

4 Sarah, bap. May, 1754; m. Phineas Libby, 1-1-6-5. 

5 Olive, bap. July, 1757; m. Solomon Bragdon. 

6 Elizabeth, bap. Sept., 1759; m. Joseph Pilsbury. 

7 Abigail, bap. Jan., 1762; m. Lieut. Jonatlian Libby, 1-1-5-9. 

8 Enoch, m. 1st, Rebecca Harmon ; 2d, Abigail Libby, 10-5-4-1-6. 

9 Samuel, m. Nell Patrick. 

10-4-1 

Joseph Libby, born in Kittery, 14 Dec. 1725 ; married Shuah 
Staples, daughter of Enoch Stajjles of Kittery. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 81 

Soon after his mai-riage he settled in Saco, on land which he 
had received from his father, the same now owned by Silas W. 
Milliken. There he lived and died. 

Although he always lived on a farm, he was an excellent mill- 
wright, and built many mills in the region abou.t him. He was a 
number of years one of the selectmen of Saco. His death occur- 
red 26 July 1802. His widow died 22 Mar. 1826, aged 9-4. 

Their children were : 

1 Joseph, b. 16 Ju.ne 1750, iu Kittery ; m. Priscilla Carl. 

2 Amie, b. 3 April 1753. in iSaco ; died 10 Jan. 1801 ; num. 

3 Martha, b. 27 Oct. 1755; died young. 

4 Eunice, b. 14 Feb. 1760; m. Jolm Cleaves. 

5 fcjhuah, b. 2 Oct. 1762; m. Samuel Tarbox. 

6 David, b. 25 Mar. 1765 ; m. Elizabetli Cleaves. 

7 Gideon, b. 9 Oct. 1767 ; was a seaman ; bved until middle age, and 

then was numbered among the missing. 

8 Daniel, b. 28 Mar. 1772 ; m. Mary Tarbox. 

10-4-3 

Reuben Libbt, born 29 Aug. 1731, in Kittery; married Cath- 
erine Staples. 

Shortly after his marriage he settled at "Pudding-hole," on 
land which his father gave liim. The house he then built is still 
standing, occupied by the widow of his grandson, Asa Libby. 
Here he died 24 Sept. 1804. His widow died 2 Nov. 1818. 

Their children were : 

1 Olive, b. 27 Dec. 1758; m. 31 July 1786, Capt. Samuel Langdon of 

York. 

2 George, b. 21 Jan. 1760, the first child born in the new house; m. 
. Mary Bartlett. 

3 Anna, b. 14 April 1762; m. 3 Feb. 1785, Capt. Samuel Paul. 

4 Nathan, b. 24 April 1768; died young. 

5 Eunice, b. 23 Aug. 1770; m. 17 Mar. 1796, Dea. John Hill. 

6 Nathan, b. 17 June, 1776; died young. 

10-4-6 

Kathan Libby, born about 1740; married 26 Sept. 1771, the 
widow of Tobias Shapleigh, whose maiden name was Jemima 

LiTTLEFIELD of Wells. 

He Avas a farmer and settled on his father's homestead, where 
he died 23 Dec. 1816. His widow died about 1836. 

Children : 

1 Gideon, b. 2 Sept. 1772; m. Anna Hammond. 

2 Anna, b. 1775 ; m. 15 May 1799, Capt. Elisha Goodwin. 

3 Solomon, b. 31 July 1777; m. Elizabeth Hammond. 

4 Jane, m. 1st, James Libby, 10-7-1-4-1; 2d, Capt. Caleb Frost. 

5 Nathan, b. 1782; died a young man; unm. 

6 Simon, b. 1784, m. 25 Oct. 1807, Isabella Shapleigh. He received 

his father's homestead, and always lived on it. He gave, oft' his 
farm, the lot on which stood the Congregational church, which 
was burned iu 1880. He died suddenly, 20 Sept. 1840, having; out- 
lived his wife only a few weeks. He had no children and left his 
proi)erty to Ira Paul. 



82 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

10-5-1 

Elisha Libbt, born in 1725 ; married first, 9 Feb. 1748, Esther 
Fogg, 9-5-7 ; second, 28 Nov. 1753, Abigail Meserve, daugliter 
of John and Jemima (Hul)bard) Meserve of Scarborongli. 

He grew np in Scarborough and settled on land given him by 
his father. He cleared up the farm now owned by Osgood Libby, 
10-5-1-10-6. His house stood on the site of the main part of the 
present one. He died 18 Mar. 1791. His widow died 5 Jime 1817. 

His children, all by wife Abigail, were : 

1 Elisha, b. 28 July 1754 ; m. Eunice Jones. 

2 Moses, b. 13 May 1756; m. Anna Libby, 11-7-1-2. 

3 Esther, b. 29 Sept. 1758; m. 2 Mar. 17S4, James Jones. 

4 Benjamin, b. 17 Feb. 1760; m. Phebe Rackliff. 

5 Abigail, b. 20 June 1763; m. 16 Feb. 1802, Jos. Stevens of Unity, Me. 

6 Dorothy, b. 25 March 1765; d. 9 Oct. 1805; unmarried. 

7 Anna, b. 24 April 1767; m. Mark Libby, 10-5-4-7. 

8 Jane, b. 1 May 1769; m. 2 Oct. 1791, Benjamin L-ish of Gorliam. 

9 Lucy, b. 13 Aug. 1772; m. 1st, 14 March 1803, John Rackliff; 2d, 

John McDaniel. 

10 Paifus, b. 23 April 1777; m. 1st, Charlotte Plummer; 2d, Esther 

Libby, 11-7-11-5; 3d, Ann (Bickford) Lord. 

11 Martha, b. 13 May, 1780; m. 25 April 1802, Abraham Plummer. 



10-5-2 

Matthew Libbt, born 25 April 1729 ; married first, 5 June 
1750, Sarah Hanscom ; second, 10 Feb. 1774, Hannah Hasty. 
[See page 55.] 

He settled on part of his father's homestead. He was a shoe- 
maker by trade, and served many years as sealer of leather. His 
house stood a short distance to the east of the present residence 
of Chaides Robinson. He lived there until March, 1800, and then, 
with his second wife and family, and his son-in-law Moody, moved 
onto a farm which he had purchased, in what was then the town 
of Litchfield, but now Webster. There he died three or four years 
later. His widow died about 1818. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Mark, b. 2 March 1751; m. Relief Berry. 

2 Sarah, b. 16 June 1752 ; m. 4 Nov. 1773, Benjamin Mitchell of Wind- 

ham. 

3 Reuben, b. 3 March 1755; m. Mercy Marr, 1-5-3-2-3. 

4 Eleanor, b. 22 April 1756; probably died young. 

5 Joanna, m. 11 June 1786, Isaac Fly of (iorham. 

6 Margery, m. 30 March 1796, William Ingalls of Baldwin. 

7 Martha, m. 27 Nov. 1788, John Burnal of Gorham. 

By second wife : 

8 Letis, b. 23 Sept. 1778; m. 31 Feb. 1799, Elias Moody. 

9 Samuel Small, b. 2 May 1781; m. Rebecca (Ross) Borden. 

10 Hannah, m. John Given of Wales. 

11 Rufus King, b. 30 Sept. 1788; m. Roxanna and Betsey Jones. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 83 

10-5-3 

Mark LiBBY, born 8 June 1731, in Scarborough; married 22 
Nov. 1753, Lydia Shillings. 

He was a farmer, and settled about two miles north of Oak 
Hill. His house is still standing, though unoccu])ied. He died a 
young man, in 1763 or 4. His widow married, 9 Aug. 1774, Sam- 
uel Lowell, and died 12 Oct. 1812. 

Children of Mark and Lydia Libby :* 

1 Dorcas, b. 28 Nov. 1755; m. 11 Nov. 1776, William Jose. 

2 Betty, bap. 7 May 1758; died young. 

3 Lois, b. 15 Nov. 1759; died 15 Feb. 1832; unmarried. 

4 John Skilliuo's, b. 23 Nov. 1761; m. Rhoda Cummings. 

5 Amos, b. I Dec. 1763; m. Sarah Hunuewell, 7-1-5-4. 

10-5-4 

Allison Libby, born 12 Sept. 1733; married first, 24 Oct, 
1754, Sarah Skillings; second, 12 Sept. 1775, Mary Libby, 
1-1-3-10, widow of Edward Libby, 11-7-8. 

He was by trade a shoemaker, but farming was his chief occu- 
l^ation. Pie settled in the interior of the town, on the farm now 
occupied by Demas Libby, 10-5-4-1(3-4. He died 8 April 1813, 
leaving a good property. His widow died 8 Dec. 1818. 

His children, by his first wife, were : 

1 Simeon, b. 3 Sept. 1755 ; m. Abigail Smith. 

2 Allison, b. 6 April 1757; m. Sarah Dam, 11-7-5-3. 

3 Edward, b. 10 Feb. 1759; m. Elizabeth Libby, 11-7-7-2. 

4 Sarah, b. 3 Jan. 1761 ; m. Josiah Libby, 1-1-3-9. 

5 Joseph, bap. 5 June 1763; died young. 

6 Solomon, died young. 

7 Mark, b. 15 Feb. 1765 ; m. Anna Libby, 10-5-1-7. 

8 Betsey, b. 8 Feb. 1767; m. 15 Aug. 1791, Paul Lombard. 

9 Hannah, b. 2 Nov. 1769; m. 12 April 1787, William Jones. 

10 Josiah S., b. 21 Oct. 1773; m. 1st, Sarah Libby, 11-7-11-2; 2d, 

Lydia (Harmon) Davis. 

11 Alexander, bap. 18 Dec. 1774 ; died young. 

By second wife : 

12 Simon, bap. 28 Oct. 1777: died young. 

13 Morris, b. 7 Sept. 1780; m. Mary Ann Swain. 

14 Charlotte, b. 18 Jan. 1783; m. 5 Jan. 1800, Joseph Bryant. 

15 Solomon, b. 22 March 17^5 ; m. Fanny Sylvester. 

16 Demas, b. 4 May 1787; m. Mary Berry. 

17 Naomi, b. 11 Sept. 1789; died 1 May 1808; unmarried. 

10-5-5 

Nathaniel Libby, born 5 Sept. 1735; married 19 Dec. 1759, 
Mary Meserve. [See page 37.] ■ 

He was a farmer and lived at first on part of his father's 
homestead. Later he sold this, and bought land of the Prout 

*Nathan Libby, 5-7-15, was lirought up in this family, and really derived his surname 
from his mother, but he and his descendants will be found under his father, Capt. John 
Libby, 5-7. 



84 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

estate, on which he lived until his death, 18 Oct. 1798. His 
widow died 13 May 1832. 

Their children were : 

1 Kobert, b. 20 Oct. 1761 ; m. Elizabeth March, 11-6-1-5. 

2 Harvey, b. 18 Dec. 1763 ; m. Sarah Small. 

3 Polly, m. 13 Sept. 1786, Andrew Plaisted, 11-7-3-6. 

4 Sally, m. 20 June 1790, Benjamin Weeks of Durham. 

5 Jemima, m. 2 April 1790, George Meserve of Limington. 

6 Betsey, m. 29 J<fov. 1790; Joseph Dearborn of Buxton. 

7 Joseph, died 10 March 1802, in the West Indies ; unm. 

8 Lydia, m. 4 Oct. 1797, Stephen Meserve of HoUis. 

9 Nathaniel, m. 1st, Lucy Weston; 2d, Lorana Moses. 

10 Luke, b. 2 Feb. 1780; m. Susannah Matthews. 

11 Simon, died on shipboard, a young man, unmarried. 

12 Dorothy, b. Sept. 1787; m. Capt. Keuben Libby, 10-5-2-1-1. 



10-5-6 

Luke Libby, born in Scarhorough 15 Aug. 1738 ; married 21 
Aug. 17G0, DoKOTHY McKenney. [See page 63]. 

He received from his father by will part of his homestead farm. 
This he sold in 1771 to Col. Benjamin Larrabee, and bought a 
part of the Prout estate, on which he lived until his death. In 
1789 his widow and children sold this to Reuben Fogg, jr., (it 
now forms part of the pasture of Jordan L. Larrabee, and is 
known as the Luke field), and removed to Danville, now Auburn. 
There she died about 1836. 

Children : 

1 Eeuben, m. 6 Feb. 1782, Elizabeth Burnham. 

2 Dominicus, b. 13 June 1763; m. Dorothy McKenney. 

3 Eunice, died in Scarborough, 10 April 1850; unm. 

4 Luke, b, 1767; m. Betsey Mitchell. 

5 Isaac, b. 1768; m. Dorothy Meserve. 

6 Hannah, m. John Vosmus of Durham. 

7 William, b. 1 Jan. 1772; m. Hannah McKenney. 

8 Humphrey, m. 3 Jan. 1799, Keziah Meserve. [See page 37.] He 

was a farmer in Danville until the war of 1812. He died of fever 
at Saggett's Harbor. His widow lived to old age and died with 
her daughter Jane. Children : 

1 Emily, m. Israel Jones, son of Hannah (Libby) Jones, 10-5-4-9. 

2 Jane, m. Sewall Blanchard of Cumberland. 

3 Margaret, m. Levi' Prince of Pittsfield. 

4 Mary, b. 7 Mar. 1807 ; m. Isaiah Knight of Colebrook, N. H. ; 

lives in Boston. 

5 Martha, m. Enoch Howes of Boston. 

6 Hannah, m. as 2d wife, John Jones, a brother of Israel. 

7 Keziah, m. Stebben Andros of Oswego, N. Y. 

10-7-1 

Epheaim Libby, born 22 March 1732, in Eliot, then Kittery, 
Me.; married lirst, 31 March 1757, Sarah Moreell ; she died 29 
Oct. 1760, and he married second, 2-4 June 1762, Anne Spinney, 
daughter of Andrew Spinney. 

He was a farmer, and lived and died in the house where he was 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 85 

born. His death took place 11 April 1783. His widow died 16 
March 1818, aged 77. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 10 Jan. 1758; d. 15 June 1760. 

2 John, b. 29 Jan. 1760; m. Sarah Leathers. 

By second wife : 

3 Joel, b. 13 May 1762; m. 1st, Betty Staples; 2d, Sarah Hanscom. 

4 David, b. 15 May 1764; m. Abigail Tobey. 

5 Abel, b. 2 Aug. 1767; d. 6 Aug. 1767. 

6 Clement, b. 4 Sept. 1768 ; m. Phebe Tibbetts. 

7 Ezra, b. 20 Dec. 1770; m. 1st, Mary Eenimick; 2d, Elizabeth Tobey. 

8 Sarah, b. 27 April 1774; m. 2 Sept. 1804, Eli Cole. 

9 Anne, b. 1776; m. 3 Jan. 1805, Andrew Spinney. 
10 Elinor, b. 1778; d. 24 Feb. 1815; unmarried. 

11-2-2 

Matthew Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 2 Feb. 1733 ; 
married, 1 Sept. 1754, Lydia Libby, 11-11-2. 

He died within five or six years after his marriage. His widow 
died between April, 1780, and March, 1782. 

They had a son : 
1 Matthew, married, 5 April 1781, Lois Hanscom. 



11-2-3 

Zebulon Libby, born Nov. 1737, in Eliot, then Kittery; mar- 
ried 11 May 1769, Sarah Milliken of Scarborough. 

His father had lived in Scarborough a short time, and had re- 
ceived a grant of land on Scottow's Hill. A portion of this Zeb- 
ulon received from his father by will, and soon after moved onto 
it. He was by trade a cordwainer, but seems to have given his 
chief attention to agriculture. He married in Scarborough, and 
lived there until about the time of the breaking out of the Revo- 
lution. He had been in the French war, and looked forward to 
further war service with aversion. It was his determination tO' 
avoid this that led him to settle in the remote wilds of what after- 
ward became Washington Plantation, and is now Newfield. It 
is said that he and Paul McDonald were the first settlers. He 
cleared the farm in the northeast corner of the town, now owned 
by John M. Thompson, and there died 21 Sept. 1804. His widow 
died in the winter of 1733-4. 

Their children were : 

1 Robert, b. 24 Aug. 1769; m. Lydia Bean. 

2 Jerusha, b. 2 April 1771; m. 1796, Stephen Moulton. 

3 Zebulon, b. 29 March 1773; m. Jemima Smith. 

4 Mary, said to have been the first child born in Newfield, born 

Jan. 1776 ; m. 1st, 9 Oct. 1803, Isaac Milliken of Scarborough ; 2d, 
Robert Hasty of Limington ; died 3 Jan. 1876, being within six 
days of 100 years old. 

5 Abigail, b. 30 Nov. 1778; m. 18 Aug. 1805, Charles Dorman. 

6 



86 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

6 Matthew, died at the age of 12 years. 

7 Stephen, b. 1783; died 2 Dec. 1S07; unmarried. His death was 

caused by eating poisonous wild plums. 

8 Sally, b. 1787; d. 12 Jan. 1805. 

9 Lucy, b. Oct. 1788; d. 12 Oct. 1805. 

11-2-4 

AzARiAH LiBBY, born 1740, in Kitteiy, now Eliot ; married 16 
Dec. 1762, Elizabeth Paul. 

He had his father's homestead, and lived on it till after his 
daii'diter Anne was married, and soon after sold his farm to David 
Libby, 10-7-1-4, and followed his son Nathaniel to Limerick. He 
bouo'ht a farm about one-fourth of a mile west of the present 
Limerick villacre, and there lived until his death, 5 May 1820. 
His widow died 29 Dec. 1829. 

Their children, beside three who died in Kittery, all in one week 
of a throat distemper, were : 

1 Nathaniel, b. 22 Feb. 1763 ; m. Miriam Gilpatrick. 

2 Anne, m. 6 Aug. 1788, George Spinney of Kittery. 

3 Joseph, b. 13 May 1767 ; m. Sarah Staples. 

4 Azariah. b. 20 Feb. 1770; m. Jane Staples. 

5 Elizabeth, m. Joseph Dixon of Eliot. 

6 James, m. 19 Feb. 1801, Sarah Sands of Buxton. He was a farmer. 

He emigrated to New York about 1815, and when last heard from 
lived at Willow Creek. When he left Maine he had children: 
1 Luke. 

I fX'' \ '""=• 

4 Sands. 

7 Abigail, died Nov. 1865, in Limerick; unra. 

8 Lucy, died in Limerick, aged 22 ; luim. 

11-2-5 

William Libby, born in what is now Eliot, Me., 30 Jan. 1749 ; 
married 10 Aug. 1780, Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Edward 
and Dorothy (Mendum) Clark. 

Left an or2:)han when but a boy, he was brought up by his sister, 
Mrs. Staples. He served seven years in tlie Continental army, 
and after the war settled in Newlield, near his brother Zebulon. 
His wife died 10 Dec. 1830. He died 5 Jan. 1835. His farm was 
divided by his sons, Edward and Joshua S. 

He introduced the first wagon into Newfield. 

His children were : 

1 Benjamin, b. 5 May 1781; m. Clarissa Dorman. 

2 Edward, b. 22 Mar. 1783; m. 1 June 1824, Mrs. Susannah (Barker) 

Drown. He lived on his father's homestead until 1836, and then 
sold it and settled in Thorndike, Me. There his wife died, about 
1852, and he, about 1866. Only child : 
1 Betsey Jewett, b. 11 Aug. 1825; m. Haseltine of Thorn- 
dike. 

3 Dorothy, b. 1 Mar. 1785;. d. 19 April 1803. 

4 Joshua Small, b. 9 July 1787, m. Eliza Libby, 11-2-4-1-2. 

5 Eleanor, b. 8 Nov. 1789; m. 1807, John Dunnell. 

6 Betsey, b. 2 Sept. 1794; d. 31 April 1816; unm. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 87 

11-6-1 

Anna Libbt, boi-n in Scarborough, 17 Nov. 1734; married 27 
Jan. 1752, Col. Samuel March of Scarborough, a son of Ben- 
jamin and Elizabeth (Small) March of Kittery. [See page 32.1 

Col. Samuel March came to Scarborough where his uncle, Dea. 
Samuel Small was living, and continued his residence there until 
his death. He was by trade a cordwainer, but early dropped that 
occupation. He kept the tavern east of Oak Hill, since known 
as the " Sweetsir place." He was for many years one of the lead- 
ing men of the town. He repeatedly filled the most important 
town offices ; was for many years a deputy sheriff for Cumber- 
land County; and was a lieut.-colonel in the Revolution. He 
died 30 Oct. 1804. His widow died 13 Nov. 1815. 

Their children were : 

1 Keziah (March), b. 26 May 1752; m. .Jesse Libby, 5-7-11. 

2 Benjamin (March), b. 12 Feb. 1754; died young. 

3 John (March), b. IS .July 1755. 

4 Amia (March), b. 27 Feb. 1757; m. 26 Nov. 1797, Major Nathaniel 

Wilson of Westbrook. 

5 Elizabeth (March), b. 16 -Jan. 1759; m. Robert Libby, 10-5-5-1. 

6 Mary (March), b. 27 Aug. 1761; m. 7 Jan. 1782, William Small of 

Limiugton. 

7 Benjamin (March), | twins, born ) 

8 Samuel (March), J 20 May 1763; )m. 13 Dec. 1788, Lydia Chap- 

man. 

9 Jane (March), b. 20 July 1765; m. 22 June 1784, Joseph Tyler. 

10 Eunice (March), b. 30 May 1767; m. Daniel Fogg, 9-5-4-11. 

11 James (March), b. 9 Feb. 1769; m. Sally Jose. 

12 Sarah (March), b. 22 Jan. 1771; m., as second wife, William Small, 

Iier deceased sister's husband. 

13 Nathaniel (March). 

14 Lucy (March), m. Piufus Marr, 1-5-3-2-9. 

11-6-2 

Peter Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 March 1736; married 5 
Aug. 17(50, Ruth Libby, 1-1-5-3; she died, and was buried 7 
Aug. 1771. He married sepond, Anna Lazzel, of Kennebunk, 

Peter Libby, when he was first married, lived on the farm on 
Pleasant Hill, which afterward became the homestead of Daniel 
Libby, 11-7-7. There his oldest son was born. He afterward 
lived on the farm now occupied by Charles Robinson, and moved 
thence to Beech Ridge, where he settled on the farm now owned 
by Mr. Clough. There he died 7 Nov. 1822. He was a man of 
firm, decisive character. LTe was in town business considerably; 
was selectman 1774, 5, 6, 1781, and from 1791 to 1799. 

His widow died in Gardiner about 1830. Her sons all died of 
excessive bleeding. Old people still shake their heads solemnly 
and say, " They were under a curse." The dim tradition is that 
some man, on shipboard, the subject of some grevious injury at 
the hands of a Lazzel, in his last moments called down a curse 
upon him, that all his male descendants for a number of genera- 
tions, should bleed to death. And the old people add, "It cer- 
tainly came true in this family," 



88 THE LI13BT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

The children of Peter Libby, l)y his first wife, were : 

1 Francis, b. 17 March 1761; m. 1st, Liicy Moulton; 2d, Dorcas 

iriummer) Ili^^gins. 

2 Pelatiah, b. 1 Sept. 1762; died in the Revolution, in an American 

privateer, of a wound. 

3 Isaac, b. 13 Aug. 1764; m. AbigailJose. 

4 Elias, b. 30 Oct. 1768; died young. 

5 Euth, b. 28 July 1771 ; ra. 19 Jan. 1800, Nathaniel Rice. 

By second wife : 

6 Cliarles, died young, and was buried 18 March 1778. 

7 Anne, died in infancy. 

8 Jane, b. 28 Sept. 1778; m. Allison Milliken. 

9 Elias, b. 9 Oct. 1780 ; died in boyliood. 

10 Pelatiah, b. 22 Sept. 1782; was at first a school-teacher; afterward 

kei)t a country store above Coal-Kiln Corner, in partnership with 
James H. Morris; died 28 Dec. 1810; unmarried. 

11 Dennis, b. 13 Feb. 1785; d. young. 

12 Tliaddeus, b. 2 April 1787; d. young. 

13 William, died young. 

11-6-4 

Richard Libby, l^orn 28 May 1741 ; married first, Sarah Sta- 
ples, daughter of Joseph and Sarali Staples of Kittery ; she died 
21 Aug. 1797, and he married as second wife, 1 March 1798, Mary 
(Jordan) Simonton, widow of Capt. Matthew Simonton of Cape 
Elizabeth ; she died ten or twelve years later, and he married his 
third wife, the widow Sarah Warren, 3 Dec. 1813, and died in 
about a year. His widow returned to Saco. 

Before he was married he settled on Beech Ridge, in the sec- 
ond parish of Scarborough. There he built a house, and cleared a 
farm, and thither, later, he took his wife. He afterward built the 
house now standing, about two rods west of the old one. There 
he lived until his death. He was an enrolling officer during the 
Revolution, and was for many years a deputy sheriff for Cumber- 
land County. He was of an accumulative turn, and amassed a 
considerable property. He had no children, and made an heir of 
his sister's son, Richard Mitchell, whose grandson, Wm. H. Mitch- 
ell, now occupies the homestead. 

The following story shows something of his character : He 
and his two brothers Avere all powerful wrestlers, but Peter was 
the smartest. One day at a raising, Peter had "cleared the ring." 
No one appearing to give him further trial, he called out to his 
brother, "Come, brother Dick, don't you want to take a fall?" 
Richard accepted the challenge, and, by a lucky movement, threw 
his brother. From that day forth he never wearied of saying, 
" I threw Peter, the last time we Avrestled," but he could never be 
persuaded to give his brother an opportunity to regain his lead- 
ership. 

11-6-5 

Thomas Libby, born 23 March 1743 ; married, 2 June 1767, 
Hannah Plummee, 5-6-9. She died 23 Sept. 1789, aged 42, and 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 89 

he married second, 26 April 1790, Dorcas (Fogg) Ring, widow 
of Joseph Ring, and daughter of John and Hannah (Libby) 
Fogg, 9-6-2 and 5-7-2. She" died 1 Sept. 1799. 

He was a fax-mer, and lived and died on his fathei-'s homestead. 
His death occurred 14 April 1824. 

His children, by wife Hannah, were : 

1 John, b. 5 Dec. 1771; was lame; lived many years with his brother 

Thomas, and died with him, 30 April 1841. 

2 Silas, b. 8 Dec. 1777; died at sea, 11 May 1801; unm. 

3 Keziah, b. 20 Jan. 1780; d. 14 .June 1821; mnu. 

4 Richard, b. 8 Jan. 1782; m. Elizabeth Mills. 

5 Tliomas, b. 11 Dec. 1784; m. Mary Plummer. 

6 Peter, b. 5 Dec. 1786 ; m. Tamsen Quinby. 

By second wife : 

7 Joseph, b. 15 Dec. 1790; m. 2 N'ov. 1821, Amelia Lowell of Portland. 

He was lame, and in his younger days used to teach penmansliip, 
in which he was proficient. He afterward moved to Portland, 
and was a member of the firm of Lunt & Libby, grocers. He 
died 12 Aug. 1822, and his widow married second, 17 June 1825, 
Simeon Hall of Portland. No children. 

8 Zenas, b. 25 July 1792 ; m. Miriam Fogg, 9-5-4-2-1-2. 

9 Dorcas, b. 4 May 1795 ; died 22 Aug. 1822 ; unm. 
10 Jane, b. 30 May 1798; d. 22 Aug. 1799. 



11-7-1 

Andrew Libby, born in Scarborongh, 13 Feb. 1732; married 
16 Nov. 1755, Miriam Burns, who was born on the passage of 
her parents from Ireland to this country. 

He settled first in the interior of the town on land adjoining 
his brother Joshua. There he lived until 1789, when, with his four 
youngest sons, who were all that then remained in his family, he 
moved to Gray " to settle his boys," and settled on Button Hill. 
There he died 21 Feb. 1801. His widow died at the age of 90, 
13 Mar. 1827. 

Their children were : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 17 October 1757; m. 15 March 1781, William Davis. 

They accompanied her father to Gray, and settled near by. 

2 Anna, b. 23 Aug. 1759; m. Moses Libby, 10-5-1-2. 

3 Esther, b. 1 Sept. 1760 ; m. 9 March 1784, Isaac Plummer. 

4 William, b. 16 May 1763; m. Mary Fogg, 9-6-6-1. 

5 Jane, b. 6 Jan. 1765; m. Edward Libby, 11-7-8-2. 

6 Rebecca, b. 12 Jan. 1767; m. 11 Oct. 1785, Christopher Plummer. 

7 Mary, b. 17 March 1769 ; m. Samuel Waterhouse of Cape Elizabeth. 

8 Andrew, b. 27 May 1771; m. Sarah Cummings. 

9 Joseph, b. 14 May 1773; m. Mary Doughty. When he was married 

he settled on land now owned by David Libby, 11-7-1-11-3; after 
a few years he moved onto the farm now owned by William 
Libby, 11-7-1-11-11; shortly before his wife's death he sold tliis 
and bought a farm in the Ramsdell neighborhood. Here his 
wife died, 24 Dec. 1838, aged 63, and himself, 1 May 1843. 
They had no children. 

10 David, b. 18 March 1776; m. Mary Cobb. 

11 Simon, b. 19 Dec. 1778 ; m. Elizabeth Small. 



90 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICi*. 

11-7-2 

Deacon Joshua Libbt, born in Scarborough, 17 March 1734 ; 
Biarried 2 Nov. 1755, Hannah Laekabee. [See page 41.] 

He was by trade a cordwainer, but never followed that occupa- 
tion. He settled on the Nonesuch River, about three miles north 
of Oak Hill, and became a successful farmer. His first house, the 
cellar of which is still visible, he built in the " old house field." 
He afterward built a larger house, about fifty rods north of his 
first residence, and moved the old house onto another part of his 
farm, for his son Matthias. It is still standing, the property of 
rtandol])h McKenney, 

In addition to his extensive farming, he engaged in ship-build- 
ing and the West India trade, and became one of the richest and 
most influential men in the town. He was cliairman of selectmen 
1792, 3, and 4, and town treasurer from 1800 until his death. 9 
Feb. 1783, he and his wife became members of the Congregation- 
al church, and 1 July 1792, he was chosen deacon, and filled this 
position at the time of his death, which occurred 13 Jan. 1813. 
His widow died 13 Dec. 1818. 

Their childi-en were : 

1 , born and died in June, 1756, aged 15 days. 

2 Esther, b. 7 Sept. 1757; m. Humphrey Hanscom, 9-5-6-1. 

3 Sai-ah, b. 5 May 1760; m. 25 Dec. 1783, Joshua Hutchins. 

4 Matthias, b. 5 Jan. 1762; m. Esther Libby, 11-7-8-1. 

5 Lydia, b. 2 March 1765; m. James Marr, 1-5-3-2-2. 

6 Joshua, b. 31 Aug. 1768; m. Ruth Libby, 11-7-11-1. 

7 Theodore, b. 18 Jtily 1773; m. Sarah Harmon. 

8 Hannah, b. 1 Sept. 1775; m. John Meserve. [Seepage .37.] 

9 Salome, b. 15 Oct. 1778; m. 11 June 1799, Moses McKenney. 



11-7-3 

Elizabeth Libby, born in Scarborough, 28 April 1736 ; m. 22 
Feb. 1753, Samuel Plaisted of Scarborough. 

Samuel Plaisted was a son of Elisha Plaisted, Esq., of Ber- 
wick, who was one of the original proprietors of Scarborough, 
and acquired large landed possessions there; and from him he re- 
ceived a farm on Winnock's neck. There he spent the chief 
part of his life, and there his wife died. He afterward went to 
Limington, and died with his daughter Elizabeth. 

Children : 

1 Hannah (Plaisted), b. 20 June 1754; m. 17 Feb. 1779, Joseph Dam 

of Kittery. 

2 Elisha (Plaisted), b. 20 Nov. 1755; probably died young. 

3 Esther (Plaisted), b. 9 Sept. 1757; probably died young. 

4 John (Plaisted), bap. 1 July 1759; m. Lydia Moulton, and settled 

in Standish. 

5 Samuel (Plaisted), bap. 24 May 1762; m. Hannah Cilley of Saco, and 

settled in Gorham. 

6 Andrew (Plaisted) b. 1 June 1763; m. 13 Sept. 1786, Molly Libby, 

10-5-5-3. He settled in Gorham. Children : 
1 Betsey (Plaisted), b. 20 Dec. 1787; m. Stephen Cram. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 91 

2 Sally Libby (Plaisted),b. 1 July 1788; m. as 1st wife, William 

Tliomes. 

3 Joseph (Plaisted), b. 9 May 1790; m. Eunice Tliomes. Lived in 

Harrison. 

4 Andrew (Plaisted), b. 18 Sept. 1792; m. Abigail True. 

6 Mary (Plaisted), b. 30 Oct. 1795; m. 1st, John Phinney; 2d, 
Oliver Arthurton. 

6 Major (Plaisted), b. 17 Mar. 1798; married Mary Gage Libby, 

10-.5-4-2-4-7. He lives on his father's homestead in Gorham. 
Children : 

1 John Milton (Plaisted), b. 14 July 1850; unm. He is a shoe- 

dealer in Manchester, N". H. 

2 Helen Aitchison (Plaisted), b. 11 Sept. 1852; m. Herman S. 

Whitney. 

3 Louisa Mary (Plained), b. 27 Aug. 1854; m. J. Granville 

Clement. 

4 George Preble (Plaisted), b. 25 April 1857. 

5 Edward Wentworth (Plaisted), b. 22 May 1860. 

6 Alice Belle (Plaisted) , b. 30 May 1870. 

7 Hannah (Plaisted), b. 10 April 1803; m. as 2d wife, William 

Tliomes. 

8 Harriet (Plaisted), died aged 4 years. 

7 Elizabeth (Plaisted), m. 10 July 1783, Joseph Moody of Limington. 

8 Simon (Plaisted), m. Hannah Small, and settled in Limington. 

9 William (Plaisted), settled in Portland; m. 2 May 1805, Hannah 

Dyer. 

10 Abigail (Plaisted), m. Sin^on Moulton of Standish. 

11 Sarah (Plaisted), died unmarried. 

12 Mary (Plaisted), m. 1st, Ebenezer Moulton of Waterford; 2d, Josiali 

Willard of the same place. 

11-7-5 

Abigail Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 ISTov. 1736 ; married 24 
Jan. 1757, John Dam, probably from Kittery. He died 23 Oct. 
1776, and she married second, 2 Nov. 1780, Thomas Jackson of 
Cape Elizabeth, and died about 1814. 

Her children, by John Dam, were : 

1 Esther (Dam), b. 23 June 1757; m. Joshua Brown, 7-1-6-3. 

2 Elizabeth (Dam), b. 23 Nov. 1758; m. 16 July 1778, Henry Small. 

3 Sarah (Dam), b. 1760; m. Allison Libby, 10-5-4-2. 

4 Abigail (Dam), b. 1763; m. 4 Dec. 1783, Reuben Wescott. 

5 Eleanor (Dam), b. 1765; m. 18 Dec. 1783, Ephraim Nason. 

6 John (Dam), b. 1767; m. Polly Webb of Gorham; settled in Pownal. 

7 Mary (Dam), b. 1770; m. Daniel Hanscom, 9-5-6-3. 

8 Olive (Dam), b. 1773. 

9 Andrew (Dam), b. 1774. 

10 Joseph (Dam), b. 1776; lived to old age,, a bachelor. 

11-7-6 

Deacon Joseph Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 Jan, 1740 ; 
married, 31 Oct. 1765, Saeah Meseeve. [See page 37.] 

He removed to Machias in 1765, soon after the first settlement, 
and was for many years one of the leading inhabitants. He was 
on the Committee of Safety during the Revolution and, after the 
organization of the town, was several years selectman. He and 
his wife were both original members of the first church, and he 



92 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

was chosen the first deacon. Afterward he was continually 
called upon to perform funeral services, and in that capacity and 
many other kindnesses, to which his earnest christian spirit 
prompted him, he won the love of all about him. He died in the 
spring of 1816, and his widow six years later. His homestead, 
whicii is now owned by Ellery Munson, was left to his adopted 
son, whose surname was Getchell. 

Adopted son : 
a Francis (Libby), married Sally Burnliam, 

11-7-7 

Daniel Libby, born 22 Dec. 1742; married 14 March 1765, 
DoEOTHY Hasty. [See page 55.] 

He was a farmer, and settled on Pleasant Hill, on the land 
next north of the Larrabee place. His wife, Dorothy, died 28 
Aug. 1805. At the age of eighty, 24 Nov. 1820, he married 
Sarah (Eldrich) Plummer, widow of Jeremiah Plummer. He 
died 31 Aug. 1828. His widow returned to her children, and 
died 28 Mar. 1842. 

The children of Daniel Libby were ; 

1 Hannah, b. 3 Nov. 1767 ; m. Moses Fogg, 9-6-6-2. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 8 Feb. 1769; m. Edward Libby, 10-5-4-3. 

3 Daniel, b. 3 April 1772; m. Polly Hoyt. 

4 Eleanor, b. 3 Aug. 1774; m. 1st, 14 April 1804, Capt. Edward Gee; 

2d, 16 April 1822, Deacon Mattliew Durau. 

5 Walter, b. 13 Nov. 1776 ; m. Elizabeth Jordan. 

6 Sewall, b. 6 March 1779 ; m. Sarah Libby, 1-1-6-5-2. 

1 Joseph, b. 9 Oct. 1781; m. 27 Sept. 1810, Charlotte .Jordan. He 
was humpbacked, and for that reason learned the shoemaker's 
trade. He, however, settled on a farm, the old Brown place, 
adjoining his father's farm on the north, and carried it on suc- 
cessfully. He died 22 Sept. 1855. His widow died 15 May 1876, 
with her brother, Clement Jordan of Cape Elizabeth. No 
children. 

8 Andrew, b. 27 Dec. 1783; m. 1st, Abigail Tappan; 2d, Margaret 

Todd. 

9 Dorothy, b. 12 Dec. 1785 ; m. 20 Dec. 1808, Israel Jordan of Cape 

Elizabeth. 
10 Esther, b. 4 April 1788; m. 1st, 25 June 1809, Robert Meserve; 2d, 
30 Nov. 1814, Eobert Hasty. 

11-7-8 

Edwaed Libby, born in Scarborough, 10 April 1745 ; married, 
12 Feb. 1767, Maey Libby, 1-1-3-10. 

He grew up a farmer, and settled on part of the homestead of 
his wife's father. One day in September, 1773, he and other 
young men had been down to the seashore on horseback, and on 
the return, near the house of Major Josiah Libby, 1-1-6-4, he was 
thrown from his horse, and dislocated his neck. He was taken 
into Josiah Libby's house, and a physician called, who, as it 
proved, did not know enough to set it. The unfortunate man 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 93 

lived a number of clays in great agony, and died 11 Sept. 1773, 
of strangulation. 

The regular physician of the place. Doctor Deguio, (who used 
to say, " My father was one French gentleman, and my mother 
was one Indian sqixaw "), was away at the time of the accident, 
but returned almost immediately after death had taken ])lace. 
He was in a towering passion at the ignorance which had caused 
the loss of a promising young man. " Look here," he said, and in 
a second the dislocated neck was i-eplaced. He then dislocated 
and replaced it again and again, as fast as he could move his 
hands, raging all the while, until he had exhausted his indignation. 
Probably not one of the witnesses ever forgot that lesson. 

The widow married, 12 Sept. 1775, Allison Libby, 10-5-4, and 
took her children into his family. 

They were : 

1 Esther, b. 2 Nov. 1767; m. 1st, Matthias Libby, 11-7-2-4; 2d, Rev. 

Thomas Lancaster. 

2 Edward, b. 7 Nov. 1770; m. Jane Libby, 11-7-1-5. 

3 Joseph, b. 6 March 1772 ; m. Anna Plummer. 



11-7-11 

Simon Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 June 1752 ; married, 1 
Dec. 1772, Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of George and Ruth 
Thompson of Scarborough, from old York. 

He always lived on his father's liomestead, a well-to-do farmer. 
His wife died 10 Jan. 1825. He died 12 Oct. 1826. 

Their children were : 

1 Euth,b. 16 Oct. 1773; m. Joshua Libby, 11-7-2-6. 

2 Sarah, b. 12 April 1775; m. Josiah Libby, 10-5-4-10. 

3 Elizabeth, b. 23 April 1777; m. Major Josiah Libby, 1-1-6-4-4. 

4 Frances, b. 8 April 1779; d. 3 Sept. 1797. 

5 Esther, b. 9 July 1781 ; m. Eufus Libby, 10-5-1-10. 

6 Abigail, b. 24 March 1783 ; m. Joshua Hanscom, 9-5-6-1-1. 

7 Simon, b. 5 Sept. 1785; m. Hannah Berry. 

• 8 George, b. 4 Feb. 1791; m. Lydia Libby, 10-5-1-10-4. 



11-9-5 

Nathaniel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., about 1738 ; married 
first, 1763, Elizabeth Fogg, 9-9-3. She died 17 Jan. 1787. He 
married second, 1789, Eleanor Johnson of Kittery. 

He was a farmer, and always lived on his father's homestead. 
He was active in church matters, and was often chosen delegate. 
He died 11 Mar. 1798. His widow married second, a Randall, 
but died on the Libby homestead 17 Ajml 1826. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Nathaniel, b. 23 Jan. 1765; d. 8 June 1786; unm. 

2 James, b. 8 Jan. 1766; died in infancy. 

3 James, b. 18 Aug. 1767 ; m. Polly Ayers. 

4 Ehzabeth, b. 12 Mar. 1769; m. 14 May 1789, Aaron Ricker. 



94 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5 Mark, b. 2S May 1771 ; m. Olive Lord. 

6 Anna, b. 28 Dec. 1772; d. 2 Auoj. 182.5; mim. 

7 Snsannali, b. 6 May 1774; d. 2 Mar. 1822; unm. 

8 Jolm, b. 5 Mar. 177(5; died young. 

9 Joseph, bap. 1777 ; died young. 



By second wife 



10 

11 

12 Lydia, b. 1793; was crazy; died about 1865; 



11-9-7 

Stephen Libbt, born in Berwick, about 1741 ; married first, 22 
April 1761, Alice Guptil ; second, 21 July 1773, Hannah Young. 

When he was married he settled in what is now North Ber- 
wick, on the Beech Ridge road, close by Spencer brook. On this 
brook he owned and ran a grist-mill. In 1777 he bought one 
hundred acres of land, about a mile from the headline of Lebanon, 
in what afterward became Shapleigh, and is now Acton. He 
cleared the farm about a mile north of Acton Corner, now owned 
by Ephraim Wentworth, and there died 8 May 1793. 10 June 
1797, his widow married Jacob Hersom, and they continued to 
reside on the Libby farm, and are both buried there. She died 
about 1829. 

Stephen Libby's children, by his first wife, were : 

1 Miriam, m. 22 Oct. 1778, Miles Tliompson. 

2 Stephen, b. 12 April 17G4; m. Sally Butler. 

3 Samuel, m. Anna Cook. 

4 Alice, b. about 1770; died young. 

By second wife : 

5 Alice, b. 15 April 1774; m. April, 1792, .John Hersom. 

6 Abigail, b. 31 Mar. 1778; m. 23 Nov. 1815, Thos. Thurston of Acton. 

7 Zebulon, b. 15 May 1780; m. Dorcas Holmes. 

8 Peter, b. 3 July 1781; m. Sarah Bean. 

9 Hannah, b. 25 May 1788; m. 17 Sept. 1806, Benjamin Tibbetts. 

10 John, b. 5 Feb. 1790; m. Betsey Bean. 

11 Lydia, b. 27 March 1792; m. 1st, 20 Jan. 1804, Jacob Lord; 2d, 

Miles Thompson. 



11-9-8 

Zebulon Libby, born in Berwick, about 1742; married, 1763, 
Sarah Brackett. 

About the time of his marriage, he settled on Beech Ridge, in 
what is now North Berwick, and cleared a farm there, on which 
he resided until his death. His chief livelihood was farming, yet 
he was quite an expert carpenter, and framed many houses and 
barns, and built ox-wheels, etc. He died in August, 1807. His 
widow died 4 March 1825. 

Their children were : 
1 John, b. 7 May 1764; d. 2 April 1782. 



THE FOURTH GENERATION. 95 

2 Sarah, b. 11 Oct. 1767; m. 1795, Samuel Hauscom. 

3 Susaniiah, b. 17 Jan. 3 770; m. 1790, William Clark. 

4 Hannah, b. 20 Nov. 1772; d. 6 June 18.57; unm. 

5 Lydia, b. 20 July 1779; d. 4 Apiil 18;;2; unm. 

6 Mary, b. 1 April 1782; m. Walter Marshall; died 18 March 1871. 

7 Levi, b. 27 May 1786; m. Eunice Stilhngs. 

8 Ira, b. 9 Dec. 1788; m. Fanny Langdou. 

11-11-5 

Samuel Libbt, born on the farm that had been his grandfa- 
ther's, 13 Jan. 1743 ; married, 1772, Mary Staples. 

He was a farmer, and lived always on the farm of his birth. 
He built the house now standing, about five rods from where the 
old house stood, in a direction slightly north of east. He died 
suddenly, 15 Nov. 1813. His widow died 30 Dec. 1833. 

They had thirteen children, but all died in infancy 
exce}3t the following. 

1 Samuel, b. 2 April 1781 ; was a farmer, and always lived on the 

homestead; died 19 July 1852; unmarried. 

2 Jane, b. 17 April 1783; m. 7 April 1816, Edward Quincy Oxford. 

She had two daughters, one of whom married Thomas Adlington, 
and now occupies the homestead. 

3 Mary, b. about 1787 ; died in childhood. 

4 Lydia, b. 26 Dec. 1790; d. 30 April 1868, on the homestead; unmar- 

ried. She was the last of the name on the homestead of Matthew 
Libby, 11. 

11-11-6 

Seth Libby, born m Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 15 Feb. 1745; 
married, 1774, Mary Junkins. 

He was a farmer. He lived watli his father until a short time 
before his own death, when he moved a small house from the river 
up to the inland end of his father's farm, and settled there. He 
died in the summer of 1794. His widow died in March, 1812. 

Their children were : 

1 Seth, b. 1775; died about 1811, in Portsmouth. He was at work 

in a brick- yard, and a bank fell onto him. He was unmarried. 

2 Thomas, b. 26 Nov. 1776; m. 1st, Sophia (Kemmick) Hodgdon; 2d, 

Sarah Hammond. 

3 Mary, b. 1779; m. 8 Aug. 1817, Charles Fernald. 

4 Andrew, b. 4 Aug. 1782 ; m. Patience B. Dorr. 

5 Sally, b. 1785; d. 14 Jime 1847; unmarried. 

6 Dennis, b. Aug. 1788 ; worked as gardener for Portsmouth gentle- 

men ; died 13 April 1861 ; unmarried. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



1-1-2-2 

Jethro Libbt, born in Scarborough, about 1726; married first, 
31 Jan. 1754, Mart Ltbby, 1-1-5-1 ; second, 5 March 1761, 
Hannah (Woodbury) Moody, widow of Daniel Moody, and 
daus^hter of Israel Woodbury, of Cape Elizabeth. 

He was a farmer. Before he was married he bought land in 
the interior of the towm of Scarborough, on which he afterward 
settled. His house stood about thirty rods southeast of the 
present residence of Charles Libby, 1-1-2-2-11-3. He died about 
1795. His widow died 11 Sept. 1821, aged 85. 

Children by first wife : 

1 Edmund, b. 1754; served in the Continental army and died on his 

return home, with some relatives, in Portsmouth, N. H. 

2 James, b. 2 Aug, 1757; m. 1st, Betsey Small; 2d, Sarah (Woodbury) 

Dyer, 

By second wife : 

3 Benjamin, b. Sept. 1762; m. 1st, Elizabeth Hvinnewell, 7-1-5-1; 2d, 

Hannah Moody. 

4 Jethro, b. 1763 ; m. Lettice Wescott. 

5 Hannah, m. 29 June 1794, William Tate of Falmouth. 

6 Charles, b. 8 April 1767; m. Mary Libby, 1-4-1-6-2. 

7 Mary, b. 8 Fgb. 1769; m. James Libby, 1-4-1-6-4. 

8 John, b. 17 Dec. 1770; m. Dorcas Roberts. 

9 Joanna, m. Nathaniel Babb of Westbrook. 

10 Abigail, m. 25 April 1810, John Buggy, or Bugbee, an Irishman. 

11 William, b. 7 March 1778; m. Xeturah Hanscom, 9-5-6-1-2. 

1-1-2-6 

Maj. Hatevil Libby, b. 28 Nov. 1736, in Scarborough; mar- 
ried, 29 June 1756, Jane Watson, a native of Ireland, 

He removed to St. George, (now Warren), shortly before Jan, 
1764, and in that month bought a large tract of land on which he 
afterward settled. He was for many years one of the principal 
inhabitants of Warren, and possessed in a high degree the confi- 
dence of his townsmen. His wife died 26 Sept^ 1819, and he 
24 Sept. 1820. The main part of his homestead is now occupied 
by George Spear. 




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THE FIFTH GENERATION. 97 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Eliakim, b. 1 Jan. 1757; m. Rachel Jameson. 

2 John, b. 1758; ni. Catherine James. 

3 Nathan, b. 6 May 1761 ; m. Elizabeth Lermond. 

Born in Warren : 

4 Mary, b. 1764; m. John Payson. 

5 Elizabeth, b. 1769; m. Wm. Kirkpatrick. 

6 Jane, b. 1771 ; m. 1824, Henry Wagner. 

7 Hatevil, [Capt.], b. 1773; m. Elizabeth Gay. He was a farmer and 

lived on the west side of George's River. His grand nephew, 
Wm. K. Cutting, lived with him in his old age and now has the 
homestead farm. He died 12 Jan. 1849. His widow died 15 April 
1861. No children. 

8 James, died young. 

9 David, b. 1778; m Susan Gay. 
10 Isaac, b. 1780; m. Eleanor Gay. 

1-1-3-4 

Jonathan Libbt, born in Scarborough, 5 Feb. 1735 ; married 
Hannah Hunnewell, 7-1-2-2. 

He was, like his father, a housewright ; but seems to have given 
his chief attention to farming. He lived where Charles Milliken 
now lives. He died 19 Aug. 1760. His widow outlived him many 
years. 

Children : 

1 Richard Hunnewell, b. 8 Dec. 1756 ; m. Esther Hanscom, 9-5-6-4. 

2 Lydia, b: 4 July 1759; m. 24 Dec. 1776, William Foss. 

3 Susannah, b. 24 April 1760; m. 12 April 1781, Ebenezer Carl. 

1-1-3-5 

JoTHAM LiBBY, bom in Scarborough, 5 April 1737 ; married 
29 Oct. 1761, Catherine Skillin, daughter of Edwai'd and Sarah 
(Miller) Skillin of Scarborough. 

He was a farmer. He lived on part of his father's homestead 
until about 1788, and then settled in Cape Elizabeth on what is 
now known as the Palmer j^lace. He died in 1825. It is said 
that he had seventeen children by his one wife, but the names of 
only fifteen can be learned. All liis sons that grew up followed 
the sea. Scarcely anything is known of them individually. None 
except Edward, however, had any children. 

Children of Jothani and Catherine Libby : 

1 Benjamin, bap. Feb. 1763. 

2 Catherine, bap. April 1764; m. Benjamin Means. 

3 Rebecca, bap. Dec. 1765; m. 1st, 6 Nov. 1794, William Rice; 2d, 

Jeremiah Jordan. 

4 Elizabeth Lidden, bap. Aug. 1767; m. 5 Nov. 1794, Braddock Palmer. 

5 Jotham, m. 1790, Catherine Mcintosh of Portland, died of yellow 

fever. 

6 Edward Skillin, bap. Nov. 1771 ; m. Sarah Dunn. 

7 John, bap. « 

8 Mary, b. 5 June 1775; m. 1798, Abel Chase. 

9 Lydia, bap. Oct. 1777 ; m. 26 May 1796, John Richardson. 



98 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10 Jonathan, bap. Jan. 1779; was a sailor. 

11 Joseph, bap. Mar. 1782. 

12 Susannah, bap. Mar. 1782; died in old age on her father's home- 

stead in Cape Elizabeth; unm. 

13 William, killed in boyhood by being run over by a loaded team. 

14 Harry. 

15 Augusta, bap. Aug. 1787. 

1-1-3-8 

JoAB LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 13 Sept. 1745 ; married, 21 
Sept. 17G9, Susannah Lombard of Gorham. 

From the time of his marriage he lived in Gorham, and from 
that place enlisted in the Continental army. His house was near 
Horsebeef Falls. He died 17 April 1781. His widow married as 
second husband, 20 Oct. 1784, Jedidiah Lombard. 

Children : 

1 John, b. 13 July 1770; m. Hannah Gray of Standish. He was a 

farmer. He died about 181.3, leaving no children. His widow 
married Gabriel Welch of Raymond. 

2 Jonathan, b. 9 Oct. 1772 ; m. 1st, Mary Stevens ; 2d, Abigail Jordan. 

3 Susannah, b. 3 Jan.- 1777; m. Jeremiah Dorsett, 12 Jan. 1797. 

1-1-3-9 

JosiAH LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 13 Sept. 1745; married 
16 Mar. 1778, Sarah Libby, 10-5-4-4. 

He was a farmer and lived until old age near the Buggy meet- 
ing-house in vScarborougli. In 1815, his five oldest sons having al- 
ready settled in Pownal, he followed them with all the rest of his 
family except Josiah, and bought the farm now occupied by 
widow Abigail Tuttle. There he died 15 Jan. 1826. His widow 
died 24 May 1840. 

Children : 

1 Alexander, b. 6 Aug. 1778; m. Elizabeth Libby, 1-4-1-6-5. 

2 Alhson, b. 24 Oct. 1781; m. Lucy and Hannah Libby, 10-2-4-2-9 and 

11. 

3 Joab, b. 17 April 1783; m. Sarah Jones. 

4 Abraham, b. 1 July 1785; m. 1st, Eunice Tyler; 2d, Mary Brown. 

5 Sally, b. 6 Sept. 1787; m. 11 May 1825, John G. Crocker. 

6 Mary, b. 10 Sept. 1789; m. 4 April 1827, Samuel Mclutire. 

7 John, b. 7 Nov. 1791; m. 1st, Miriam Libby, 11-7-2-4-3; 2d, Abigail 

Grace ; 3d, Martha Moses. 

8 Elizabeth, b. 7 Oct. 1793; d. 8 Dec. 1833; unm. 

9 Josiah, b. 10 Dec. 1795; m. 1st, Abigail Moody; 2d, Mary (Palmer) 

Shackford. 

10 Hanson, b- 21 Dec. 1797 ; m. Lydia Lake. 

11 Salome, b. 11 Feb. 1800; m. 27 Oct. 1829, Eaton Nichols. 

1-1-5-9 

Lieut. Jonathan Libby, born in Scarborough, 1752; married 
Sept. 1783, Abigail Libby, 10-2-4-7. 

He always lived on his father^s farm. He was an enterprising 
man, and increased the size of his farm a great deal by purchase. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 99 

He was a lieutenant in the Revolution. The following was found 
among his papers : 

West Point, Nov. SOtli, 1779. 
A Dream. 

Dreamed on the 2Sth instant, at nicrlit, that I was at home, in the West 
Eoom, to-bed with my brother Daniel, and tliouglit I saw Deatli come in- 
to the door, in likeness to a Negro Boy — his visage very gliostly and 
frightful — and approach the bed where we were, with a scythe in his 
hand. My brother starting out of bed, I thought he struck him with the 
scythe, and seemed to cut him into two i^ieces, and I saw no more of 
him, but awoke, and behold, it was a dream ! 

JoN'*^ Libby's Dream. 

It is reniai'kable that his brother did come to an untimely end 
only a few years later. 

He engaged some in ship-building. He was selectman of Scar- 
borough" 1799-1804. He died 21 March 1 505. His widow died 
28 Sept. 1846. 

Children : 

1 Daniel, b. 3 Nov. 1784; had the homestead; died 6 April 1878; un- 

married. 

2 Joseph, b. 24 March 1786; a cooper; washed overboard on the way 

to the West Indies, 14 March 1807. 

3 George Washington, b. 28 Feb. 1788; d. 19 Aug. 1791. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 19 Dec. 1790; d. in infancy. 

5 George, b. 29 Feb. 1792; went to sea in 1810, and never returned. 

6 Lavinia, b. 19 April 1794; m. 1818, John Pilsbury. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 25 March 1796; d. 15 jNIarch 1822; unmarried. 

8 John, b. 9 Nov. 1798; m. Sarah Waterhouse. 

9 Silas, b. 25 Dec. 1800; followed the sea; was last heard from on a 

steamer on the MississipiJi River, about 1838. 
10 Albert, b. 10 Jan. 1802 ; m. 2 June 1838, Mary, dan. of Jonathan and 
Martha (Davis) Stevens, of Kittery. He was a carpenter. He 

died in Kittery, 6 May 1838. His widow married Bailey, 

of Portsmouth, N. H. Children: 

1 Mary Frances, b. 18 Feb. 1834; m. WiUiam Tompson, 5-7-14-7-5. 

2 Caroline, b. 13 July 1836; d. 25 Feb. 1837. 

3 Abigail, b. 30 Nov. 1838; d. 6 July 1839. 

1-1-6-4. 

Maj. Josiah Libbt, born in Scarborough, 16 Feb. 1746 ; mar- 
ried first, 28 Feb. 1769, Eunice Libby, 5-7-13 ; (died 23 March 
1776); second, 28 Nov. 1776, Elizabeth (Paechee) Foss. 

He received the homestead farm of his uncle-by-marriage, Jos. 
Fogg, 9-7, for caring for him and his wife. This homestead, in- 
creased somewhat by purchase, he always occupied. He was a 
well-to-do farmer. He served in the Revolution as caj^tain, and 
was afterward a major in the militia. 

His second wife died 21 Jan. 1810, and he married again, 19 
June 1810, Mary, widow of John Jones, daughter of Deacon Chase 
of Saco. She was the mother, by a previous husband, of tlie first 
wife of Andrew Libby, 11-7-7-8, She was subject to crazy periods 
and in one of them cut her throat. She died 16 July 1843. Her 
husband. Major Libby, had died nineteen years before, 1 Mar. 
1824. 



100 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN ATMEHICA. 

His children, by first wife, were : 

1 Anna, b. 19 May 1770; m. 26 Dec. 1811, Elias Foss. 

2 Rhoda, b. 17 June 1772; m. 2 Mar. 1791, David Tyler. 

3 Phineas, b. 18 Mar. 1774; m. 30 Oct. 179.5, Mary, dau. of Hannah 

(Fogg) Meserve, 9-8-6. He was a sailor. He died in the West 
Indies, 20 Dec. 1801. His widow died in Wales, about 1824. 
Children : 

1 Cyrus, died in boyhood. 

2 Irene, m. David Owen of Wales, Me. 

3 Mary Ann, posthumous, died aged about 40, in Wales ; unm, 

4 Joseph, [Major], b. 16 Mar. 1776; m. 1st, 27 Sept. 1798, Elizabeth 

Libby, 11-7-11-3; (died in Scarborough, 26 Sept. 1843); 2d, 2 Oct. 
1844, Abigail (Rice) Shaw of Yarmouth. He was among the first 
settlers of Wales, and was for many years a prominent farmer 
and tavern keeper there. After the deatli of his brotlier-in-law, 
George Libby, lie returned to Scarborough and took care of his 
orphaned children until his second marriage, when he removed 
to Yarmouth. He died there, about 1854, and his widow married 

Cobb. Only child: 

1 Phineas, died in Wales, aged 24; unm. 

By Hannah Plaisted, 11-7-3-1, who kept house for hun 
after his first wife's death : 

5 Elizabeth, bap. 2 ISTov. 1777 ; m. Joseph Foss. She was of all her 

father's children, the favorite. 'Twas she he had to live with 
him, and to her he left the homestead. 

By second wife : 

6 Cyrus, b. 1.5 Oct. 1778; m. Lois Libby, 5-7-14-2. 

7 Daniel, b. 20 Jan. 1780; m. Rebecca Libby, 10-2-1-5-2. 

8 Eunice, b. 1783 ; d. 3 Dec. 1805 ; unm. 

9 Caroline, m. 18 Oct. 1804, Stephen Harmon. 

1-1-6-5 

Phineas LiBBT, born in Scarborough, 22 July 1749; married 
20 Feb. 1772, Sarah Libby, 10-2-4-4. 

He lived and died on his father's homestead on Oak Hill. His 
death occurred 17 July 1798. His widow died 27 Oct. 1821. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 29 July 1772 ; m. Capt. Moses Libby, 5-7-8-2. 

2 Sarah, m. Capt. Sewall Libby, 11-7-7-6. 

3 Josiah, m. Abigail Thomes, 

1-2-1-1 

Ham Libby, born in Dover, N. H., about 1735 ; married first, 
Esther Drew; second, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Deborah 
(Stimpson) Wentworth. 

He was a farmer, and settled in Nottingham, where 'he died 
about 1790. He was a sergeant in the ex23edition against Crown 
Point. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 James, b. Jan. 1765 ; m. Nancy Crockett. 

2 Elizabeth, m., probably, Moses Wentworth. 

3 Esther, m. Samuel Marsh of Northwood. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 101 

1-2-1-2 

Benjamin Libbt, born in Dover, N. H., about 1737 ; married 
Abigail Titcomb. He was a tanner and farmer in Dover, where 
he died in the fall of 1821. His wife was living when he made 
his will, June 1815. 

. Children : 

1 Sarah, m. 16 Sept. 1781, Francis Winldey, jr., of Banington; died 

25 April 1843. They joined tiie Canterbury Sliakers. 

2 Anne. m. 16 Sept. 1781, Disco Wentworth. 

3 Daniel, b. 1762; m. Polly Hodgdou; died 14 July 1801. His widow 

married,12 Dec. 1810, Capt. Benjamin Brown of Moultonborough. 
Children : 

1 Charlotte, b. 1795; died .30 May 1797. 

2 Charles, died 28 June 1797. 

3 , died 3 Oct. 1798. 

4 Daniel, b. Sept. 1801 ; m. 19 Oct. 1840, Hannah Fields, dau. of 

Kobert and Mary (Fields) Neal of Portsmouth, N. H. He 
was brought up by his uucle Moses Hodgdon, a lawyer in 
Dover. At 16 he went to sea and followed that calling until 
1851, rising to the captain's position. After retiring he 
lived at Portsmouth, where he died 28 Aug. 1878, and his 
widow still lives. No children. 

4 Mary, married Leighton. 

5 Abigail, m. 10 Sept. 1809, William Blake. 

6 Betsey, living in 1815. 

7 Enoch, m. Martha Parsley of Strafford. 

1-2-1-3 

Capt. James Libbt, born in Dover, N. H., 27 July 1739 ; 
married 31 Aug. 1768, Lydia Runnals, widow of Joseph Rnn- 
nals. He lived in Dover, at what was called Bellamy, or Back 
River. He was a tanner and farmer. His wife Lydia died 29 
March 1787, and he married a second wife, who, it is thought, 
outlived him. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Joseph, married Joanna Hall. He was a farmer, in Barrington. 

He left no children. His wife outlived him. 

2 James, died in Mai"ch, 1791. 

3 Joshua, b. 22 May 1773; m. Susannah Kenniston. 

4 Martha, m. Joshua Hodgdon of Ossipee, N. H. 

1-2-3-1 

Joshua Libby, baptized in Portsmouth, N. H., 28 Sept. 1729 ; 

married . Nothing aj^pears of him but the baptizing 

of his children, viz.: 

1 Hanson, bap. 13 Sept. 1756; probably died young. 

2 Luke, bap. 4 Sept. 1758; m. Nancy Crocker. 

1-4-1-4 

Asa Libby, born in 1737, in Scarborough; married, 15 April, 
1759, Abigail Coolbkoth, of Scarborough. 

7 



102 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

He was a farmer. He moved to Falmouth a few years after 
his marriage, and thence, probably a short time before the Revo- 
lution, to Gray. He served in the Continental army eight 
montlis. He and John Nash went to Gray about the same time, 
and both lived with Daniel Libby, 1-5-2-5, until they had built 
houses and cleared some land. Asa Libby settled about two 
miles west of Gray Corner. His house stood some distance 
southerly of the road leading to Windham. There he lived until 
old age, and then went to live with his son, Asa, in Belgrade. 
There his wife died, about 1814, and he died 5 Nov. 1828. 

Their children were : 

1 Arthur, b. 28 Feb. 1760, in Scarborough; m. Mary Allen. 

2 Joel, b. 9 Nov. 1762. in Scarborough ; married Mehitable Nash. 

3 Abigail, m., as second wife, Job Young, of Gray. 

4 Betsey, m. Oliver Humphrey of Gray. 

5 Asa, m. 1st, Lydia Hayden; 2d, Lucretia (White) Button. 

6 Sally, m. Samuel, son of Job Young. 

7 Shuah, m. Aaron Humphrey, brother of Oliver, above. 

1-4-1-6 

IcHABOD Ltbby, born in Scarborough, 1742 ; married 27 Nov. 
1764, Mary Fiokett. 

He was a farmer. He settled in the northern part of his native 
town, on land now owned by Dennis Green, son of Mary (Libby; 
Green, 1-4-1-6-4-3. He died 18 Nov. 1828. His wife died 8 July 
1813. 

Children : . 

1 Hanson, m. Abigail Myrick. 

2 Mary, b. 15 Dec. 17(58; ra. Charles Libby, 1-1-2-2 6. 

3 Dennis, b. 1771; m. Elizabeth McKenney. 

4 James, b. 12 May 1773; m. Mary Libby, 1-1-2-2-7. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 9 March 1776; m. Alexander Libby, 1-1-3-9-1. 

1-4-4-3 

Deacon Paul Libby, born in Dovei', N. H., 7 Sept. 1736 ; mar- 
ried first, Mary Tibbetts, daughter of Ensign Edward Tibbetts ; 
second, 2 April 1797, Hannah Tibbetts, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Hussey) Tibbetts. 

He always lived on his father's homestead in Rochester. He 
filled, at various times, the position of selectman of the town, and 
other minor ofilces. His death took place 23 May 1812. His 
widow married Daniel Whitehouse. She died in Newport, Me., 
12 July 1848. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 John, bap. 15 April 1768; died young. 

By second wife : 

2 Isaac, b. 31 Dec. 1797; married in Boston, Sophia Pierce. He lived 

in Boston until advanced in years, and then returned to his na- 
tive town, and bought a small farm, on which he died about ten 
years later, 23 April 1872. His only child died in infancy. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 103 

3 Enoch, b. 29 Dec. 1799; m. Sarah Lord. 

4 Paul, b. 18 April 1802; m. Elizabeth Sherburne. 

5 John, b. 14 Sept. 1804; m. 12 April 1S;]5, in Orono, Me., Ruth, dau. 

of Dr. Abner and Dorcas ( Godfrey ) Knowles of Unity. He 
left New Hampshire at the age of 2o, and went with his brother 
Enoch onto a large farm, which they had purchased in Newport, 
Me. After a few years he removed down tlie Penobscot River to 
Orono, and went into tlie lumbering business, which he contin- 
ued until old age. His wife died 15 April 1868, and he was mar- 
ried again, 6 Dec. 1873, to Lydia C. Heath. He now spends his 
summers in Orono, and liis winters in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 

1 Hester L., b. 24 June 1836; m. 14 Sept. 1856, Samuel Libby, 

1-4-4-3-3-1. 

2 Ellen, b. 31 Jan. 1842; unm. She is a teacher. 
8 Isabel, b. 28 Nov. 1844; d. 4 Oct. 1845. 

6 Samuel, b. 3 Feb. 1807. He removed to Virginia when about 21, 

and assumed the name of lUake. He died in Berryville, 10 April 
1879, leaving three sons and two daughters under that name. 



1-4-4-4 

Isaac Libbt, born in Dover, N. H., 11 Feb. 1738 ; married 
Sarah Coleman. He lived in Rochester, whither his father had 
removed, until 1798 or 9. His farm was that now owned by 

Tibbetts. From Rochester he moved to Farmington, N. 

H., and thence, almost immediately, to Porter, Me. He was a 
Free Will' Baptist preacher a short time before leaving Rochester, 
and was afterward a member of the church of Elder John Buz- 
zell, in Parsonsiield, Me, He lost his life on a journey between 
Porter and 8aco. He died in Hollis, but was carried back to 
Porter and buried. His widow died in 1813. 

Children, all born in Rochester : 

1 Joseph, died at the age of 27; unm. 

2 Hanson, b. 19 Nov. 1774; m. Lydia Wallingford. 

3 Keziah, b. 28 Mar. 1776; m. 11 Mar. 1797, Wm. French. 

4 Mary, b. 26 May 1779; m. 28 Nov. 1802, Jacob French, a brother of 

William; died 18 Mar. 1852. 

5 Tobias, b. 2 April 1783 ; m. Abigail Randall. 



1-4-5-1 

James Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H., 1747 ; married, 3 
Feb. 1774, Sarah Gibes. He removed from Portsmouth, prob- 
ably in 1786, to Wendall, now Goshen, N. H. He was a farmer 
there and lived to an advanced age. 

Children : 

1 James, married Polly Sherman. He was a farmer in North Goshen. 

Children : 

1 Sally, b. 1808; died 4 Aug. 1829. 

2 John, b. 1809; died 13 Feb 1836. 

3 Marion, m. Kenniston; went west. 

4 Horace. 

5 Abigail, b. 1818; d. 5 Nov. 1847. 

6 Wealthy, m. S. H. Stowell. 

2 Deborah, never married. 



104 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

1-4-5-3 

Joseph Libby, born in Portsmouth, N. H., about 1762 ; married 
first, Mary Cole, daughter of El)enezer and Mary (Wentworth) 
Cole ; second, Mehitable Leavitt, daughter of Thomas Leavitt 
of Parsonsfield, Me. 

In his younger days he was a school-teacher ; after his marriage, 
a farmer. With his first wife, he lived in Conway, N. H. After 
his second marriage he lived in Parsonsfield, where he died 7 Feb.. 
1846. His widow" died in Freedom, N. H., 10 April 1857. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Polly, m. John Hayes, and went to 'New York. 

2 Margaret, ni. 29 Nov. 1810, Jeremiah Leavitt, her step-uncle. 

3 Joseph, m. 1st, Josephine Carroll; (died about 1837); 2d, 1840, Julia 

Wallis. He was a tailor by trade, and carried on his business in 
Boston. About 1838 he became a broker. He at length became 
crazy and escaped from an asylum to Paris, France, where he 
lived until his death. May 1872. His wife followed him to 
France, and, after his death, returned to Boston, where she now 
lives. No children. 

4 Ebenezer, b. Oct. 1804; m. Rachel Burt. 

5 John, died young. 

By second wife : 

6 Love L., ) died in early 

7 Sarah A., ( womanhood. 

8 John, b. 14 April 1820; m. Jane, dau. of Coker and Mary (Gushing) 

Merrill, of Parsonsfield. He is a farmer in Freedom, N. H. 
Children, all born in Freedom : 

1 Laura A., b. 8 May, 1848; m. 6 June 1875, Frank C. Tyler. 

2 Sarah J., b. 16 July 18.50; rmm. 

3 John C, b. 23 July 1854; m. 30 May 1876, in Cambridgeport, 

Mass., Susie, dau. of Geo. and Martha (Leavitt) Wilkinson. 
Child: 
1 George E., b. 12 April 1878, in Freedom. 

4 Hose E., b. 12 March 1864. 

1-5-2-3 

Joseph Libby, born in Scarborough, 24 March 1732 ; married 
first, 7 Jan. 1758, Mary Husto:n^; second, 4 April 1782, Hannah 
Hanson, of Windham. 

He grew up, and was married, in Falmouth. About 1760 he 
removed to Gorham, He settled first on Queen street, but after- 
ward bought the mill privilege at Horse Beef Falls, and carried 
on a sawmill. He died 5 Feb. 1801. His second wife outlived 
him some years. 

Children, by first wife; born in Falmouth: 

1 Dorcas, m. 23 Nov. 1775, Geo. Waterhouse, 10-2-2-9. 

Born in Gorham : 

2 Mary, b. 28 March 1761; m. Matthias Murch. 

3 John, b. 10 March 1764; m. Phebe Knight. 

4 William, b. 28 Oct. 1769; m. Anna (Webb) Boulton. 

5 Sarah, m. 16 Dec. 1790, Thomas Blake of V\ estbrook. 

6 Charlotte, b. 25 Sept. 1776 ; m. 25 Aug. 1795, James Thomas. 

7 Joseph, b. 13 June 1780; m. Mercy Whitney. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 105 

By second wife : 
8 Mary, b. 12 Nov. 1783; m. 11 June 1799, Wm. Frost. 

1-5-2-4 

Capt. Samuel LiBBY, born in Falmouth, Me., 1 Feb. 1737; 
married first, Mary Frost ; (died 1762, in Gouldsborough) ; second, 
Jemima Leighton. 

With his first wife's family, Leighton and family, and John 

Tracy and family, he left Falmouth and became one of the first 
settlers of Gouldsborough. He was a farmer and settled on tlie 
farm now owned by H. M. Soule and Elisha and James Libby, 
1-5-2-4-2-1-2 and 3. During the Revolution he was captain of a 
company that was formed to guard the coast from Castiue to Mb/- 
chias. He died in March, 1825. 

Children, all by second wife : 

1 Mary, b. 1763, the first female child born in Gouldsborough; died 

Mar. 1848; unm. 

2 Joseph, b. 25 April 1765 ; m. Bathsheba Gibbs. 

3 Abby, married, 1791, Job Gibbs. 

4 Betsey, b. 1770; d. 1842; unm. 

5 Lydia, b. 1780; m. 7 May 1798, Gowen Wilson. 

1-5-2-5 

Daniel Libby, born in Falmouth, Me., in the year 1742; mar- 
ried, 1 July 1762, Saeah Doughty of Falmouth, a sister of Capt. 
James Doughty that afterward settled in Gray. 

Daniel Libby was one of the earliest settlers of Gray, removing 
thither probably in 1764. As his wife used to say, there was at 
that time "not a piece of mowing-field big enough for her to 
spread her apron on." For a period their provisions had to be 
all carried from Falmouth, and he used to earn money by work- 
ing in Falmouth, until his lands became productive. He bought 
a great deal of wild land, from which he afterward gave each of 
his sons a farm. He gav3 to the town the lot on which are now 
the cemetery and town-house. His house, where were held the 
town meetings for some time, w^as where that of the widow of 
Edward Maybury now is. In 1778, New Boston, as the place 
was then called, was incorporated as the town of Gray, and in 
that year and several following years, Daniel Libby served as 
selectman. He died after a residence in Gray of more than sixty 
years, 25 Nov. 1826. His widow died 3 May 1831. 

Their children were : 

1 William, b. 9 Jan. 1763; m. Jane McCarfrey. ^ 

2 Joseph, b. 1764; m. Mary Young. 

3 Betsey, m. Ephraim Staples of Gray. 

4 Sarah, m. Daniel Green of Portland. 

5 Nancy, m. Sawyer, and Thomas Button. 

6 Jonathan, m. Abigail Clark. 

7 Daniel, m. Hannah Colley. 

8 Dorcas, m. Nason, and Stephen Furbish. 



106 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

9 Clarissa, died.in girlhood. 

10 Hannah, m. Samuel Nash of Gray. 

11 Benjamin, b. April 1778; m. Abigail Green and Mary Lunt. 

12 Sophia, ) twins, b. I m. William Green. 

13 Abia, f Feb. 17S1; i died in girlhood. 

14 Mary, m. 11 Nov. 1804, Chas. Thaxter of Bangor. 

15 Charlotte, m. Moses Harris of Gray. 

1-6-2-1 

Benjamin Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., about 1735 ; married, 
13 March 1760, Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Capt. John Smith 
of Berwick. 

He engaged in the coasting trade. Some years before the Rev- 
olution, he settled at Frenchman's Bay, on the coast of what is 
now Hancock County. It was said by his son Benjamin that he 
with a neiglibor named Clarlv, built tlie first wharf on that bay, 
and the first vessel that sailed from it. During the Revolution 
he was driven away by the British. He left his property and fled 
in an open boat some 300 miles along the coast, and landed in 
safety at York Beach. He afterward settled on a farm in Kit- 
tery. He died in the year 1805. His widow died with her son 
Ichabod, in Tuftonborough, N. H., (where it is thought her hus- 
band also died), about 1824. 

Children : 

1 Hanson, b. 14 Dec. 1760; m. Anna Libby, 1-6-5-11. 

2 Thankful, bap. 1763; died young. 

3 Anna, bap. 1765; m. Daniel Colby; died about 1794, in Sandwich, 

N. H. 

4 Betsey, bap. 1767; m. Wm. Fullerton of Wolf borough; died 1799. 

Six children. 

5 Experience, bap. 1770; died young. 

6 Ichabod, bap. 1771 ; m. Molly Leavitt. 

7 Sarah, bap. 1773; m. Enoch Quimby of Sandwich. 

8 Margaret, b. about 1775; m. Amos Quimby. 

9 Benjamin, b. 15 March, 1777; m. Susan Demerit. 

10 Polly, bap. 1782; m. 5 April 1802, John French. 

11 Harriet, m. Howe, a preacher it is thought. 

1-6 2-4 

Joseph Libby, boi-n in Berwick, Me., about 1744 ; married, 7 
April 1771, Lydia Shorey. He lived at first at Pine Hill, in 
Berwick, and thence moved to Milton, N. H., where he settled on 
a farm near Milton Mills, now owned by Daniel Guptil. He died 
10 March 1817. His widow died in Wakefield 13 June 1839. 

Children : 

1 Ichabod, m. Mary Keay. 

2 Agnes, m. 13 June 1792, Stephen Clark. 

3 Lydia, m. 2 Oct. 1794, Wm. Clark of Dixmont, Me. 

4 Adah, m. Francis Berry of Milton. 

5 Hannah, died in 1824; unm. 

6 Elisha, died at the age of about 35 ; unm. He was mistaken for 

another man, and murdered on a steamer on the coast of Maine. 
He was a carpenter. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 107 

7 Joseph, b. 1784; m. Hannah Cook. 

8 John, b. 1785; m. Sally Langley and Dolly Wiggin. 

9 Lncy, m. Enoch Cook of Wakefield. 

10 Mark, b. 13 Feb. 1790; m. Nancy Cook. 

11 Nathan, b. 18 Mar. 1792; m. Olive Berry. 

12 James, b. 1794; d. Feb. 1832; unm. He was a farmer and school- 

teacher. 



1-6-2-7 

Nathan Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., about 1753; married, 
12 Jan. 1778, Ruth Shoeey. He was a farmer and lived on liis 
father's homestead. He died in the summer of 1804 or 5. His 
widow died about 1835. 

Children : 

1 Elisha, b. 22 Sept. 1778; d. Feb. 1855; unm. He always lived on 

his father's homestead. 

2 Alice, b. 16 Jan. 1782; m. 26 Dec. 1830, Benj. G. Lord. She had no 

children, and lived with her brother. 

A child of Thomas Lee, brought up in the family : 

a Patty (Libby), m. Daniel Abbott. She had a son before her mar- 
riage. 
1 Isaac (Libby), b. 1819; d. Feb. 1842; unm. 

1-6-5-2 

Daniel Libby, born in Berwick, 28 Mar. 1746 ; married 4 Aug. 
1774, Lucy Chadbouene. 

He settled in North Berwick, on a farm now occupied by Mark 
Wallingford. There he died 23 Oct. 1790. His wife died about 
the same time. 

Children : 

1 Abigail, b. 29 Sept. 1775; m. 5 Dec. 1804, Aaron Chick. 

2 Lois, b. 20 April 1777; m. 1796, John Guptil. 

3 Molly, b. 14 July 1779; m. 1798, Nathaniel Guptil. 

4 Samuel, b. 16 May 1781 ; m. Mary J. Johnson. 

5 Jeremiah, b. 28 Mar. 1783 ; d. young. 

6 Sarah, b. 6 July 1785 ; m. Thomas Chase. 

7 Daniel, b. 26 Sept. 1787 ; died of dropsy, aged about 15. 

8 Levi, b. 21 Aug. 1789; m. Lydia A. Chick. 

1-6-5-3 

Lieut. Jeremiah Libby, born in Berwick, 28 Dec. 1747 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Guptil. 

He was a blacksmith. He lived in Berwick until 1789, and 
then settled in Lebanon. He was at one time selectman of that 
Xovm. He died about 1816. His widow died 14 Oct. 1828, in 
Berwick. 

Their children were : 

1 Olive, m. 1786, Isaac Stillings. 

2 Abigail, m. 17 Dec. 1788, Stephen Shorey. 



108 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1-6-5-5 

LiEUTEXANT John Libby, born 20 Nov. 1751, in Berwick ; mar- 
ried 20 Dec. 1773, Sarah Woodsum. 

AVjout the time of his marriage, he settled and cleared a farm 
in what is now the noi'thwest corner of North Berwick. There 
he spent his life, engaging in milling, as well as farming, and 
became one of the princi])al men of that locality. His wiie died 
1 Oct. 1828. He died 1 Mar. 1837. 

His children w^ere : 

1 Daniel, b. 21 Jan. 1775 ; m. Experience Pray. 

2 Sally, b. 1 June 1777; m. 30 Nov. 1800, Tilley Abbott. 

3 Ebenezer, b. 1 Feb. 1779 ; m. Hannah Smiley. 

4 Alice, b. 2 Dec. 1780; m. Capt. David Libby, 1-6-9-3-1. 

5 David, b. 18 Jan. 1783; d. in infancy. 

6 Dorcas, b. 29 Aug. 1784; m. 23 June 1801, John Burnbam Hanson 

of Lebanon. 

7 John, b. 12 Oct. 1786; m. Abigail Libby, 1-6-9-10-3. 

8 Pelatiah. b. 8 Dec. 1788; was a school-teacher; d. Mar. 1811; unm. 

9 Ivory, b. 1 Feb. 1793; m. Olive Pray. 

1-6-5-9 

Dea. Benjamin liiBBY, born in Berwick, 18 Jan. 1758 ; mar- 
ried 15 Sept. 1779, Polly Hearl. 

He was a Revolntionary soldier. He was taken prisoner and 
confined at Charleston, S. C, and when he was freed, walked all 
the way home. Soon after his marriage, he settled in Lebanon, 
and cleared the farm now occupied by George Frank Libby, 
1-6-9-3-1-7-1. While in Lebanon he was a deacon of the Baptist 
church; also in Albion, whither he remoAed in 1818 — in all forty 
years. He died in Albion, 24 May 1834. His widow died 19 
July 1845. 

Children : 

1 Dorcas, b. 7 April 1780; m. 1802, Jacob Abbott. 

2 John, b. 10 Mar. 1782; m. Mary Ann Felker of Embden, Me. He 

died in Brooks, 8 Feb. 1859. His widow died 17 Feb. 1,860. No 
children. 

3 Wentworth, b. 6 May 1784; m. 1st, Eunice Hardisou; 2d, Charlotte 

Parsons. 

4 Benjamin, b. 17 Sept. 1786; m. 1810, Betsey Keay. In 1818 he was 

chosen selectman of Lebanon, and that same year left town. 
He settled at Cliiua Village, Me., where he was for many years a 
much respected citizen. He was deacon of the Baptist church ; 
postmaster twenty years ; a member of the state legislature. He 
died in April, 1844. His widow died in April, 1864. They had 
no children. 

5 Oliver, b. 23 Dec. 1788; m. 1st, Hannah Delano; 2d, Lydia Little- 

field. 

6 Lucy, b. 5 Sept. 1791 ; m. Joseph Hardison. 

7 Daniel, b. 7 Dec. 1793; m. 1st, Elizabeth Scores; 2d, Nancy B. 

Palmer. 

8 Polly, b. 31 March 1796; was a school teacher; died in Embden, 

1821; unmarried. 

9 Nabby, b. 19 July 1798; m. 1818, Daniel Gowen. 
10 Isaac, b. 14 Sept. 1803; d. 3 Jan. 1804. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 109 

1-6-5-10 

Samuel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 24 Aug, 1760 ; married 
3 Jan. 1782, Betsey Haedison. 

He cleared a farm about a mile north of East Lebanon Village, 
and there lived and died. Though chiefly a farmer, he was also a 
tanner. His death took i^lace about 1827. His widow died in 
the fall of 1834. 

Children : 

1 Polly, m. 29 Dec. 1811, as second wife, Hiram Pray. 

2 Nancy, m. Isaac Hanscom of Lebanon. 

3 Thomas, died a young man, unmarried, of disease contracted in 

the war of 1812. 

4 Parmelia, m. as first wife, 1809, Hiram Pray. 

5 Eliza, d. in girlhood, 1 May 1808, at Nathan Coggswell's in Berwick. 

6 Nahum. He was a saddler, and settled in Topsham, Me. He mar- 

ried there Dolly , and died 1823, leaving no children. His 

widow married again and lived in Lewiston. 

7 Sally, b. 28 Mar. 1795 ; m. 28 Nov. 1816, Paul Wentworth. 

8 John, m. Polly Hodgdon. 

9 Betsey, m. Lancaster. 

10 William Pepperell, b. 12 Dec. 1803 ; m. Sarah Drown. 

11 Charlotte, m. Hiram Keay. 

1-6-5-15 

James Libby, born 31 Jan. 1774, in Berwick; married, 7 Feb. 
18D5, Sally Johnson, daughter of Noah and Sarah (Goodwin) 
Johnson of Kittery. 

He had his father's homestead at Blackberry Hill, Berwick, and 
lived there until 1815, when he moved to Litchfield. In Litch- 
field he died, 24 Feb. 1861. His wife died 23 Sept. 1860. 

Their childi'en were : 

1 Daniel, b. 16 Nov. 1805; d. 6 Feb. 1815. 

2 Lois, b. 14 July 1807; m. 21 Feb. 1847, Wilham Spear. 

3 Samuel W., b. 10 April 1809; m. Lovina Hopkins. 

4 Alvah, b. 4 May 1811 ; m. Hannah Pdchardson. 

5 Oliver, b. 23 June 1813; m. 21 Jan. 1835, Bethiah, dau. of James and 

( Liston) Alexander of Litchfield. He resides in California. 

No children. 

The preceding born in Berwick ; the following in Litchfield: 

6 Sarah, b. 33 May 1815; m. 16 Nov. 1852, Daniel Bryant. 

7 Eliza Prime, b. 14 Sept. 1817; m. 12 April 1838, Isaac Randall. 

8 Olive, b. 28 March 1820; m. 28 Jan. 1855, Isaiah Jordan. 

9 Susan, b. 29 March; d. 12 May 1822. 



1-6-9-3 ' 

Ebenezer Libby, b. 8 Feb. 1748, in Berwick; married, 16 
Dec. 1770, Elizabeth Quint of Berwick. 

He was a farmer and lived about two and a half miles from 
South Berwick Village, on the road to Portsmouth, on a farm 
called Old Fields. 26"Nov. 1776, he went out in an American 
privateer, probably the Charming Polly ; at any rate he was one of 



110 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

the crew of that vessel when she was captured, 16 May 1777. He 
was carried to England, It appears that he was afterward ex- 
changed, hut he never reached home. His fate was never known. 
His widow married, 27 Oct. 1788, Capt. John Go well of Berwick. 

Children : 

1 David, b. 1772; m. Alice Libby, 1-6-5-5-4. 

2 Mary, b. 9 .July 1775; m. 1796, Alexander Worster. 

3 Elizabeth, m. James Bunker of Farmington, JS". H. 



1-6-9-4 

Capt. Charles Libby, born in Berwick, 16 Dec. 1749 ; mar- 
ried, 16 July 1772, Sarah Pray. 

He received by will one-half of his father's homestead, and 
lived in the old house ; but (it is said) in a law suit about some 
injustice done him wlien lie was an officer in the militia, sj^ent 
all his property, and had to relinquish the homestead. He moved 
up to Lebanon in 1791, and very soon pined away and died. He 
was buried on the farm now occupied by B. L. E. Gowen. He 
was a Revolutionary soldier. His widow married second, 2 Feb. 
1796, John Legro of Lebanon. 

Children : 

1 Abigail, m. 14 July 1793, her cousin, Benj. Pray, 

2 Experience, m. 16 Feb. 1812, Samuel Brock. 

3 John, b. 1777; m. 1833, Nancy, dau. of David and (Wingate) 

Farnham ; d. 15 March 1848. His widow died 20 July 1867. He 
was a carpenter, and lived on a small farm near Lebanon Center, 
now owned by Nathan Jeuness. He had no chikh'en. 

4 Jeremiah, followed the sea; disappeared when a young man; 

unman'ied. 

5 Joshua, b. 27 May 1785; m. 1st, Alice Pray; 2d, Sarah Grant. 

6 Nathaniel, b. 22 Dec. 1790; m. Tirzah Lord. 



1-6-9-8 

Benjamin Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 4 Nov, 1756 ; married, 
1781, Mary Hamilton 

He was a farmer. He moved to Sanford soon after his mar- 
riage and lived on the road between Mount Hope and Springvale. 
From Sanford he moved to Gardiner where he died of typhoid 
fever about 1815. His widow removed to Pittsfield and died 
about 1845. 

Children : 

1 Jonathan, b. 1782; m. Hannah Kjiox. 

2 Benjamin, m. Edgecomb. 

3 Solomon, b. 1788; tn. Jane McCausland. 

4 Abigail, b. 30 Oct. 179 ; married John Jones of Gardiner, after- 

ward of Union ; died in Union, 2 Mar. 1876. Children : 

1 Benjamin Libby (Jones), b. June 1817; m, Jane M, Edwards, 

2 Lucy Lindley (Jones), b. 5 Aug. 1819; m. 1 Sept. 1867, Thomas 

A. Davis. 

3 William Henry (Jones), b, 25 May 1821; unm. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. Ill 

4 Aroline Emma (Jones), b. 1 June 1823; m. Andrew Libby, 

1-1-2-6-2-3-G. 

5 Sarah Emeline (Jones), b. 2 June 1827; d. 21 Sept. 1S28. 

6 Sarah Abbie (Jones), b. 25 Dec. 1828; m. 6 Sept. 1857, Samuel 

G. Hills. 

7 John Emery (Jones), b. 15 Sept. 1830; unm. 

8 Augustus Levi (Jones), b. 30 Xov. 1833; m. Anna M. Hodsdon. 
Betsey, b. 9 April 1794; m. 1st, William Henry Jewett; 2d, James 

Hunter; died 16 Oct. 1876. 
Sarah, died at the same time with her father and of the same 

fever; unm. 
, son, was a sailor; died of yellow fever. 



1-6-9-10 

James Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 18 Aug. 1760; married 7 
Nov. 1782, Hannah Woodsum. He was a farmer. He moved 
to Lebanon soon after his marriage and lived there until his death, 
22 June 1832. His widow died 15 May 1840. 

Children : 

1 Betsey, b. 9 Jan. 1785 ; m. Mchols of Ossipee, N". H. ; died 13 

Sept. 1848. 

2 James, b. 8 Dec. 1787; m. Nabby Goodwin and Peggy (Gowell) 

Chairman. 

3 Abigail, b. 1 Jan. 1790; m. John Libby, 1-6-5-5-7. 

4 Permitta, b. 3 Feb. 1792; m. 8 Dec. 1814, Edmund Keay; d. 9 April 

1850, in Lebanon. 

5 Mary, b. 4 Jan. 1794; m. William Forbes; d. 5 July 1869. 

6 Jeremiah, b. 14 May 1796; m. Lucy Guptil. 

7 Eebecca, b. 24 June 1798; m. 1st, Amos Langley; 2d, Dea. Isaac 

Brackett; d. 19 July 1848. 

8 Jacob, b. 29 Mar. 1800; d. 22 Nov. 1820. 

9 Dorcas, b. 26 July 1802; m. 31 Jan. 1828, John Pender. 

10 Moses, b. 15 Mar. 1805; m. Hulda Langton. 

11 David, b. 30 March 1808; m. Mary Brackett and Roxanna Rogers. 



1-6-9-12 

Dea. John Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 2 Jan. 1768 ; married, 
27 Feb. 1791, Mary Gowen, daughter of Patrick and Abigail 
(Woodsum) Gowen of Berwick. 

He lost his father at an early age, and served his time at the 
tanner's trade, at Blackberry Hill, with Patrick Gowen. He af- 
terward married his daughter, and settled on wild land on Mount 
Hope, Sanford, where he ended his days. His chief occupation 
was farming, but he also carried on tanning, currying, and shoe- 
making. He was deacon of the Calvin Baptist church in East 
Lebanon. His wife died 17 Dec. 1850. He died 25 Nov. 1851. 

Their children were : 

1 Elias, b. 27 Sept. 1793; m. Mehitable Butler. 

2 Draxcy, b. 7 March 1795 ; d. 4 Sept. 1800. 

3 Aphia, b. 7 May 1797; d. 19 Sept. 1800. 

4 Adah, b. 7 Feb. 1799; m. 25 April 1847, Levi Abbott. 

5 Ebenezer, b. 4 April 1801 ; m. Susan Butler, sister of Mehitable. 

6 Aphia, b. 15 March 1803; m. jSTehemiah Butler, brother of Susan. 



112 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

7 John, b. 31 Jan. 180.5; m. Olive Littlefield of Sanford. He lives on 

Sprins: Street, Gardiner. T'liildren: 

1 Joanna, b. 14 Feb. lf^40, in Sanford; m. Elbridge Trafton. 

2 Mary Ellen, b. 25 Feb. 1S43, in Avon; nnm. 

3 Eosilla, b. 2 Dec. 1845; died aged four years. 

4 Ada E.. b. 1 Dec. 1847. in Avon; ni. Eugene Danforth. 

8 Ivory, b. 1 Jan. 1807 ; m. Mary Butler, sister of Neliemiab. 

9 Charles, b. 9 Jime 1809; m. Patience H. "Plummer. 

10 Draxey, b. 11 June 1811; m. 22 Oct. 1835, Mark Evans Marshall. 

11 Ehoda, b. 22 July 1813; m. 1st, Wm. Chadbourne; 2d, Nehemiah 

Butler, her deceased sister's husband. 

12 Otis Kobinson, b. 8 Sept. 1818; m. Mercy C. Clark. 

1-7-6-3 

John Libbt, bora in Portsnioutli, N. H., about 1755; married 
11 April 1781, in Portsmouth, Hannah Varrill. He was a 
soldier of the Revolution and was at the battle of Bunker Hill. 
He afterward lived in Newburyport, Mass., where he died about 
1835. It is said he had a second wife but her name is not known. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 Hannah, b. 6 Jan. 1786; died about 1838; unm. 

2 Deborah, b. 18 July 1789; died about 1849; unm. 

3 John, b. 26 Nov. 1791 ; m. Sophia Sargent, of Newburyport. He 

followed the sea, as mate. He died at Newburyport about 1858, 
and his vpidow tvro years later. No children. 

4 Theodore, b. 5 Sept. 1793 ; m. Deborah Gushing. 

5-2-3-1 

Samuel Libby, born in Scarborough, 12 April 1768 ; married 
10 June 1794, Lydia Fogg, 9-6-6-3. 

He was a forehanded farmer. About the time of his marriage, 
he settled on the homestead of his great-grandfather, John Jones, 
and always abode there. He was two years town treasurer ; also 
proprietor's clerk. From about the year 1795 until his death, he 
kept a record of the deaths in Black Point parish. The record is 
still continued by his son, and has been of great assistance to the 
compiler of this work. He died 7 Nov. 1851. His widow died 
14 April 1854, aged 89. 

Children : 

1 Lydia, b. 7 July 1795 ; m. Joseph Libby, 10-2-1-6-3. 

2 Sarah, b. 28 Nov. 1796; ni. Jordan Libby, 5-7-14-9. 

3 Mary, b. 6 Oct. 1798; m. Shirley Libby, 10-1-6-4-2. 

4 Hannah, b. 22 Sept. 1800; vowed she would never marry a Libby; 

saw all tlie i-est of the family married to persons of their own 
name, and then, 21 Mar. 1842, m. Solomon Bragdon, a son of 
Olive (Libby) Bragdon, 10-2-4-5. 

5 son, born and died 5 Jan. 1803. 

6 Ebenezer, b. 4 June 1804; m. Mary Libby, 10-2-1-1-5-2. 

5-2-3-8 

Luther Libby, born 1 July 1786, in Scarborough ; married 14 
Oct. 1821, Lydia McKenney, daughter of Dominicus and Mary 



THE FIFTH GENERATION". 113 

(Hasty) McKenney of Liniington. [See McKenney and Hasty, 
pp. 63 ;ind 55]. 

He lived and died on the farm and in tlie house that were his 
father's. He was forehanded and left a good property. His 
wife, Lydia, the mother of his children, died 22 Sept. 1843. He 
married second, 18 Dec. 1846, Abigail, daughter of William Files 
of Gorham. He died 17 Oct. 1847. She married again, 19 July 
1860, Rev. Sargent Shaw, and died in Gorham, June 1880, 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Ebenezer, b. 11 Dec. 1822; d. 17 March 1827. 

2 Dominicus, b. 9 Jan. 1826; m. 27 Nov. 185.3, Harriet E. Libby, 

11-7-1-4-4-8. He lived on his father's homestead until recently, 
wheu he soki and bought the farm on Beach Kidge, on which 
he has since lived. His wife died 1 Aug. 1865. Children: 

1 Lucy Hannah, b. 28 Aug. 1858; d. 17 May 1873. 

2 .Joliu Lincoln, b. 11 July lS()o. 

3 Hannah, b. 15 May 1827; d. IS May 1838. 

4 Ebenezer Peter, b. 1 March 1830; m. 1st, 19 Oct. 1853, MaryF., 

dau. of Ruth (Libby) Jolnison, 11-7-2-6-11; (died 26 Sept. 1861, 
with her father) ; 2d, June, 1863, in New Brunswick, Mary Ann, 
dau. of Walter and Nancy (Linkletter) Glover of Lower Canada. 
He is a farmer and hunter, and has spent his time between West- 
brook, wliere he owned a farm, Scarborough, and the British 
Provinces, where he now lives. Children, by first wife: 

1 Jolm S., b. 5 May, 1855; d. 15 Oct. 1863, in Westbiook. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. 25 Nov. 1S56, in Westbrook; m. 4 May 1876, 

George B. Jacobs. 

By second wife : 

3 Annie Isabelle, b. 6 Feb. 1865, in Lower Canada. 

4 John, b. 18 Jan. 1867. 

5 Sarah, b. 20 Aug. 1868. 

6 Asa, b. 4 July 1873, in Scarborough. 

7 Abbie, b. 8 July 1875. 

8 Hattie, b. 25 July 1877. 

9 Clara Susan, b. 27 Dec. 1878. 

5 Sumner, b. 10 Oct. 1833 ; m. 21 May 1856, Mary Lancaster Libby, 

11-7-2-4-8-6. Previous to his marriage, he exchanged his part of 
his fatlier's real estate witli William Henry Libby, 11-7-7-8-5, for 
his father's liomestead. He built tlie house now standing. He 
had naturally great artistic genius, but died young, 10 July 1864, 
of consumption. His wife died 24 Jan. 1864. Children: 

1 Lydia Estelle, b. 15 Aug. 1857; m. 17 Sept. 1879, Dea. Nelson 

T. Wright of Lunenburgh, Vt. 

2 Alice Woodbury, b. 1 Oct. 1^59 ; unm. 

3 Edward Augustus, b. 15 Jan. 1862. In Feb. 1881, he went to 

Rockford, 111., where he is a collector for a publishing firm. 

6 Lewis, b. 26 March, 1839; m. May, 1S61, Rachel A., dau. of Jede- 

diah Graftam of Portland. His chief employment v as in iron 
founding. He enlisted in the war; was mustered in in Co. D, 
20tli Maine, 2 Nov. 1865; died in hospital, 7 July following. His 
widow married a Chadbourne. Only child: 
1 Edwin, died yovmg. 

5-2-7-1 

Lemuel Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 Nov. 1770 ; married, 11 
June 1795, Patience Whitmoke, daughter of Capt. Benjamin 
Whitmore of Gorham. 



114 THE LIB BY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

When he was married be bought a farm in Gorhara, the same 

now occupied by Meserve, next south of Sihis Libby, 

10-1-8-1-2-2. There he lived until about 1835, when he accompa- 
nied his son to Wayne, where his wife died, 18 Jan. 1845, and 
thence to Readfield, where he died, 9 Feb. 1858. 

Children : 

1 Mary, b. 7 June 1796; m. Elder Peter Libby, 11-6-2-1-6. 

2 Ebenezer, b. 29 Nov. 1797; m. Emeline Harding. 

3 Abigail b. 2.5 Aug. 1800; d. 28 July 1S3S, in Buxton; unm. 

4 Lucy. b. 2 Feb. 1«03; d. Dec. 1819. in Westbrook; unm. 

5 Louisa, b. 12 June 1807; d. 30 Sept. 1821; unm. / 

6 Elizabeth Hustin, b. 5 .July 1809; m. 7 May 1829, Francis Libby 

Kounds, son of Mehitable (Libby) Rounds, 11-6-2-1-2. 

7 Ann, b. 23 Dec. 1811; m. .5 Sept. 1833, Charles Watts. 

8 Samuel, b. 11 June 1816; d. 1 Sept. 1821. 



5-2-7-5 

Nehemiah Libby, born in Scarborough, 14 Feb. 1783 ; mar- 
ried, 2 Nov. 1814, Parmela HARMOisr, daughter of Daniel and 
Abigail (Milliken) Harmon of Scarborough. 

He succeeded to his father's homestead. He Avas out in the 
war of 1812. He was a number of years selectman of the town. 
He died 23 Feb. 1841. His widow died 24 Jan. 1865. 

Their children were : 

1 Mary Ann, b. 17 Sept. 1815; d. 2 May 1817. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 7 Feb. 1818 ; m. Rev. Wm. Smith. 

3 Susannah, b. 17 July 1821; kept a boarding-house in Saco, where 

she died, 27 Aug. 1879; unm. 

4 Abigail, b. 17 Oct. 1823; m. Joseph Blanchard. 

5 Lucy Elizabeth, b. 18 P'eb. 1S26; m. Alpheus Fernald. 

6 Nehemiah Granville, b. 28 Nov. 1828. He went to California when 

a young man, and has since lived there. He now lives in Iowa 
City, Placer Co. He was postmaster awhile and then went into 
trade. He married a widow about 1861, who died after four 
years, leaving: 
1 Jubette, b. 1864. 

7 Joseph White, b. 10 Oct. 1831; m. 2 May 1858, Maggie B., dau. of 

Rev. David and Jane (Brackett) Newell of Gorham. He learned 
the carriage niaker's trade, but settled on the homestead farm. 
He served ten months in Co. C, 12th Maine Vols., thereby destroy- 
ing his health. In consequence he sold the homestead, and 
bought into a photograph business in Great Falls, N. H. This 
was continued three years under the firm name Smith & Libby, 
and he has since been a carpenter. He lives in Biddef ord. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Clarence Granville Blanchard, b. 28 Sept. 1859. 

2 Winifred Josephine, b. 22 Feb. 1865. 

5-7-8-1 

Abner Libby, born in Scarborough, 27 Dec. 1766; married, 
15 Nov. 1789, Anna Harding, born 30 Aug. 1767, daughter of a 
Cape Cod coaster who settled at Mount Desert. 

In his younger days he went several voyages to the West 



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THE FIFTH GENERA.TION. 115 

Indies. He afterward picked up the blacksmith's trade. In 1792 
or 3, he settled at Limington Corner, on the farm now owned by- 
John Libby, 5-7-8-1-2-11. He built a blacksmitli shop there, and 
engaged in blacksniithing many years. He afterward opened a 
general store, and also kept public house. 

He taught the first school in Limington. He was town clerk 
from 1793 to 1800; selectman 1794 to 1802 ; town treasurer 1804 
to 1809. He was a justice of the peace about forty years, and, 
there being no lawyer there for many years, did a great deal of 
business whicli it now falls to attorneys-at-law to perform. For 
many years he filled a larger place in the community in which he 
lived, than probably any other of the townsmen. 

He died 5 May 1043, in Scarborough. His widow died 30 
Dec. 1857. 

Their children were : 

1 Elias, b. 12 March 1790, in Scarborough ; m. Jane Jewell. 

2 Parmenio, b. 22 Xov. 1791, m Scarborough; m. 1st, Eunice Jewell; 

2d, Fannie Ward; 3d, Eliza Larrabee. 

Born in Limington : 

3 Stephen, b. 22 Nov. 1793; m. Sarah Chase. 

4 Abner, b. 4 July 1796; m. 1st, Salome Jackson; 2d, Almira Allen. 

5 Margaret, b. 19'Sept. 1798; m. 9 July 1816, Benjamin Clark. 

6 John, b. 11 Jan. 1803; m. 1st, Margaret Waterhouse; 2d, Martha 

Williams. 

7 Betsey Pettingill, b. 13 Aug. 1805; m. 5 July 1826, Joel Allen. 

8 Charlotte IsTeal, b. 17 Nov. 1807; m. 22 Oct. 1828, Alraon L. Sawyer. 

9 Isaac Harding, b. 14 Aug. 1813 ; m. Caroline Waldron. 

5-7-8-2 

Capt. Moses Libby, born in Scarborough, 27 Mar. 1769 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Libby, 1-1-6-5-1. 

He settled on a portion of his father's farm and always lived 
there. He was selectman 1808-1812, 1819, 1823-1825, 1831, 1835, 
1837, 1844-1846. Being a man of good ability, he did a great 
deal of town business. He died 14 Mar. 1869, aged almost 100 
years. His wife died 3 Dec. 1844. 

Children : 

1 Clarissa, b. 10 July 1791; d. 6 Jan. 1792. 

2 Caleb, b. 7 Aug. 1794. He was one of the unhappy crew of the 

privateer Dash which sailed from Portland iu the war of 1812 
and was never heard from. 

3 Olivia, b. 24 Jan. 1797; m. 1st, John H. Gould; 2d, Israel Swett. 

4 Clarissa, b. 3 Oct. 1799; m. 28 Sept. 1817, Benjamin Dudley. 

5 Isabella, b. 15 Jan. 1803; m. William Dow. 

6 Sarah, b. 22 Aug. 1805 ; m. Thadeus Libby, 10-2-4-3-10. 

5-7-8-3 

Capt. Stephen Libby, born in Scarborough, 4 Nov. 1771 ; 
married 13 Jan. 1798, Ag?^es Hasty. [See Hasty, p. 55.] 

In his younger days he followed the sea, but, soon after his 



116 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

marriage, settled on the farm on Oak Hill, now owned by H. J. 
Libby, 5-7-8-1-1-1, and became a thrifty farmer. He died 20 Nov. 
1859. His wife died 5 Nov. 1858. 

Their children were : 

1 Harriet, b. 3 July 1800; d. 7 Mar. 1814. 

2 Lucinda, b. 30 July 1802; m. 7 June 1821, Jeremiah Hill. 

3 Benjamin Franklin, b. 30 May 1804; m. 1831, in Charleston, S. C, 

Ann Maria, daughter of Capt. Clark of that place. Up to 

the time of his marriage he followed the sea, the latter years 
as master; but after his marriage he was engaged iu navigation 
and in the management of the Clark plantation. He died of 
pleurisy in 1846. His widow married again and soon afterward 
the whole family started on a trip to Europe. The steamer was 
lost with all on board. The mother's harp, which floated ashore, 
alone remained to tell the tale. Children: 

1 Martha Agnes, b. 1832. 

2 Ann Maria, born about 1834. 

4 Margaret Agnes, b. 6 Nov. 1806 ; m. 17 July 1832, Harrison Jewell 

Libby, 5-7-8-1-1-1. 

5 Ernestine, b. 9 June 1809; m. 3 May 1831, Charles Austin Lord of 

Portland, for many years editor of the Christian Mirror. 

6 Francis, b. 24 June 1813; d. 23 Dec. 1813. 

7 Harriet, b. 28 Dec. 1814; m. Rev. William T. Dickson. 

8 Sally Maynard, b. 18 Oct. 1818; lives with her sister Margaret Ag- 

nes ; unm. She was many years a school mistress. 

9 Francis, b. 10 Nov. 1821; m. Sally Hayman Tompson, 5-7-14-7-3. 

5-7-8-4 

Hekey Libby, born 14 April 1774, in Scarborough ; married 
March 1794, Margaret Meserve, daughter of Gideon and Eliz- 
abeth Meserve. [See Meserve, page 37.] 

Until he was married he followed the sea. He then bought 
the farm of his wife's father, near Oak Hill. There lie resided 
until February, 1809, when he moved to Limington, and settled 
on a farm exactly in the center of that town. On this farm, he, 
and his family after him, lived and died. His death occurred 19 
Feb. 1847. His Avife died 27 Sept. 1841. 

Their childi-en were : 

1 Eliza, b. 23 June 1794; ra. 10 Aug. 1826, William Chick. 

2 Margaret, b. 3 June 1796; m. 20 Nov. 1814, Joseph Tyler. 

3 Susannah, b. 3 Sept. 1798 ; m. 15 June 1823, David Richardson. 

4 Henry, b. 29 Dec. 1800; d. 5 Sept. Ib28. 

5 , died in infancy, 30 Oct. 1804. 

6 Jane, b. 1 March 1803; died 19 May 1834; imm. 

7 Nicholas, b. 25 Oct. 1806; d. 27 March 1828; unm. 

8 Agnes H., b. 23 Nov. 1808; m. 24 Sept. 1837, Jacob Sawyer. 

9 George Washington, b. 10 Jan. 1811 ; d. 29 June 1832; unm. 

10 Maria, b. 26 Nov. 1813; d. 11 Feb. 1873; unm. 

11 Mary" Ann, b. 5 June 1817; d. 23 Oct. 1834. 

5-7-8-10 

John Adams Libby, one of triplets, born in Scarborough, 19 
March 1790; married 4 Feb. 1810, Abigail Sawyer, daughter 
of Eben Sawyer of Limington. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 117 

In his youth he followed the sea. About 1814 he moved with 
his father to Limington, where he settled on a farm. In 1850 he 
moved to Needham, Mass., where he was a farmer until 1863, 
when he went to live w4th his son Stillman, in Somerville, and 
there died 16 May 1871. His widow died 14 May 1877, aged 90. 

Their children were : 

1 George Washington, b. 24 Feb. 1811, in Scarborough; m. 3 Jan. 

1839, Olive Blake, dau. of .Jacob and Elizabeth George (Jones) 
Hale of Eipley, Me. When about 23 he went to Ripley and en- 
gaged in tanning, currying, and manufacturing boots. In that 
place he was town clerk and a captain in the militia. In 1840 he 
removed his business to Exeter, and later engaged in the dry- 
goods trade, in which business he was also after his removal in 
1854 to Chelsea, Mass., his present residence. Children: 

1 George Stillman, b. 3 Sept. 1848; cl. 2 Sept. 1849. 

2 Abbie M., b. 1 Dec. 1851; unm. She is a school-teacher and 

music-teacher. 

2 John Adams, b. 2 April 1813; m. 1st, Dec. 1837, in Ripley, Me., 

Julia A., dan. of Josiah and Hannah (Purington) Burleigh of 
Sandwich, N. H. ; (died jSTov. 1838); 2d, 9 Jan. 1840, her sister, 
Caioline W. Burleigh. He learned the shoemaker's trade in 
Limington, and went with his brother to Ripley where he kept a 
general store, and engaged also in currying and boot-making. 
He removed to Dexter about 1846, and went into trade there. 
From that place he moved, about 1853, to East Cambridge, Mass., 
and thence, a year later, to Chelsea, where he engaged in the 
shoe trade. He died there 14 May 1877. His wife died 13 Sept. 
1873. Children, all by second wife : 

1 Julia Ann, b. 8 Nov.' 1840; m. 11 June 1866, Christopher Sargent. 

2 Helen Amelia, b. 13 April 1843; unm. 

3 Frances Adelia, b. 16 May 1848; m. 20 July 1871, James Gould 

of Chelsea; d. 26 Dec. 1877. 

3 Franklin F., b. 12 Aug. 1817, in Limington; unm. He was at first 

a mechanic, but has been in the dry-goods business forty 
years. He lives in Boston. 

4 Michael, b. 19 Mar. 1819, twin with the following; married in 

Thomaston, Me., Rebecca Frances, dan. of Bias and Hannah Cope- 
land of Warren. He was for the most part engaged in trade 
from the time he left home until 1871, since which date nothing 
is known of him. His widow lives with Franklin in Boston. 
Children : 

1 Frank Marion, (dau.), b. about 1855, in Boston. 

2 Louise Geneva, b. 1857; d. May, 1878. 

3 Ella Estelle, b. about 1859. 

4 Marita Malcomb, b. about 1868; d. 30 Jan. 1S71. 

5 Marshall, b. 19 March 1819, twin with Michael; m. 14 Aug. lS42r, 

Mary E., dau. of Cornelius Simmons of Boston; d. 19 June 1851. 
His widow married a Parcher. Only child : 
1 Francena E., b. about 1844; m. Emery. 

6 Ansel jST., b. 28 Jan. 1821; m. Mary O., dau. of Isaac Smith of Bos- 

ton. He lives in Littleton, N. H. Children: 

1 Nellie A., b. June 1861 ; m. Dec. 1S8U, Wm. Rhodes. 

2 Isaac VVinthrop, b. 1863. 

3 Mary Abbie, b. 1866. 

4 George A., b. 1869. 

7 Stillman Higgins, b. 3 April 1826; m. 1st, 14 Sept. 1854, Nancy Jane, 

dau. of and Nancy (Meacham) Wedgel of Boston; (died 23 

Dec. 1855); 2d, 1 March I860, Catherine Baker, dau. of .Joseph 
and Emeline (Jones) VVyeth of Chelsea. He removed to Boston 
in 1841. He was in the dry goods business 33 years, and has 
since been in the real estate and insurance business. He resides 



118 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

in Somerville, where he is a prominent politician. He was pres- 
ident of the Common Council in 1870 and 1, and on the board of 
Aldermen in 1878 and 9. Children, all by second wife: 

1 Emma Warren, b. 22 March 1SG7 ; d. 13 Oct. 1869. 

2 Aniiebell, b. 18 Jan. 1871 ; d. 16 Sept. 1872. 

3 Elmer Roswell, b. 16 Sept. 1875. 

8 Moses M., b. 28 Sept. 1829; d. 12 July 1855, in ISTeedham; unm. 

9 Abbie M., b. 16 Aug. 1832; m. 26 March 1856, Benj. M. Wedger. 

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Elizabeth Libbt, born in Liniington, Me., 28 Feb. 1783 ; mar- 
ried, 3 April 1803, Major Moses Moody. They lived in Lini- 
ington a number of years after their marriage, and soon after leav- 
ing that place settled on a farm in Cape Elizabeth, where he died. 
His widow is still living at the age of almost 99. 

Children : 

1 Major (Moody), b. 4 Feb. 1804, in Limington; m. Nancy Hunne- 

well; d. 22 June 1839. 

2 Benjamin (Moody), b. 21 Feb. 1806; m. Rhoda Bowie; d. 8 Jan. 1837. 

3 Eliza (Moody), b. 23 March 1808; m. David Plummer; d. 28 Jan. 

1853. 

4 Mary Ann (Moody), b. 31 March 1810; m. Wm. Plummer. 

5 Eunice L. (Moody), b. 26 March 1«12; m. Abner G. Green. 

6 Moses L. (Moody), b 22 Oct. 1814; d. 22 Nov. 1836. 

7 Hannah H. (Moody), b. 28 Feb. 1^17, in Baldwin; m. 9 June 1839, 

Moses M. Allen; d. 17 July 1865. 

8 John L. (Moody) b. 14 Oct. 1819, in Cape Elizabeth; m. Charlotte 

Libby, 10-5-3-.5-1-4; died 2 Oct. 1848. His widow married Zebu- 
Ion Tyler Libby, 11-7-2-6-4-3. 

9 Sarah Jane (Moody), b. 9 July 1822; d. 14 March 1826. 

10 Priscilla (Moody), b. 8 Dec. 1824; m. 28 Jan. 1840, Francis Cash of 
Cape Elizabeth, a farmer. He died 12 Oct. 1877. Children: 

1 Moses Maguire (Cash), b. 18 Oct. 1846. 

2 Almira (Cash), b. 5 April 1848; d. 30 Jan. 1849. 

3 Leroy M. (Cash), b. 22 Sept. 1850; unm. 

4 Annie Plummer (Cash), b. 20 May 1855; unm. 

5-7-11-1 

Jesse Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1771 ; married, 1794, 
Mary JVIyrick of Hampden. 

He was reared in Limington, and went with his father to 
Hampden. He lived there, a farmer and shoemaker, until after 
the war of 1812, and moved thence to Boston where he was a 
deputy slieriff many years. He died Jan. 1830. His widow died 
June 1850, in the same place. 

Children, all born in Hampden : 

1 Clara, b. Feb. 1798; m. 1822, Thomas Goodwin of Bedford, Mass.; 

d. Aug. 1843. 

2 Oliver, b. 2 July 1800; m. 22 Oct. 1826, Maria J., dau. of William 

and Hannah (Kidder) Brayer of Boston. A few years of his 
married life were spent in New Hampshire, but the most in Bos- 
ton, where he was for some time in the flour business. He died 
27 June 1851. His widow died 8 Nov. 1878. Children : 

1 Mary A., b. 6 Sept. 1828; m. Robert E. Stearns; d. 25 July 1879. 

2 Helen M., b. 18 Aug. 1831 ; d. 14 July 1841. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 119 

3 William, b. 14 Sept. 18.32; d. 7 Oct. l!^32. 

4 Adaline A., b. 26 June 1836; m. Jacob Bacon. 

5 Harriet L., b. 12 Nov. 1843; umn. 

6 Helen M., b. 6 Oct. 1846. 

3 Eliza, b. 21 Aug. 1802; m. 1st, Daniel Edes; 2d, April 1823, Ezra 

O. Eaton. 

4 Hiram, b. Dec. 1804; d. Feb. 1846; unm. He was a mason and 

builder in Boston. 

5 Madison, b. Feb. 1807; d. Aug. 1809. 

6 Elvira Jane, b. May 1809; m. 1st, James Creed; 2d, as second wife, 

Calvin Haskell; d. 3 bept. 1878. 

7 Mary Ann, b. 9 June 1811; m., 1833, Calvin Haskell; d. June 1848, 

in Watertown, Mass. 

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David Libbt, born in Scarboruugli, 16 Dec. 1772 ; married, 7 
Aug. 179(j, Hannah Knight of Buxton. 

In his early days he was a carpenter, but later his chief occupa^ 
tion was farming. He followed liis father to Hampden, where he 
lived until 1811. He then moved to that part of Frankfort 
wliich is now Winterport and settled in the woods. Ten years 
later he removed to Carmel and cleared a farm which he gave to 
his son Thomas Jefferson and lived with him until his death, 19 
May 1853. His widow died in Bangor, 25 July 1864. 

Children : 

1 Lewis, b. 9 Feb. 1797, in Limington; m. Mary A. Tompson, 

2 Hannah, b. 21 Dec. 1798, in Buxton; m. Peter M. Clark of New- 

burgh; d. March 1828. 

3 Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1801, in Buxton; m. Jacob Sweetsir of Newburgh; 

d. 8 July 1876, in Hampden. 

4 Thomas Jeiferson, b. 12 March 1804, in Phipsburg; m. 1st, June 

1835, Mary, dau. of Jacob and Harriet (MitclieU) Sherburne of 
Atkinson; (died 19 Oct. 1841); 2d. Emily, dau. of Isaac and Mar- 
garet (McFarland) Russ of Dexter. He sold the homestead in 
Carmel and bought into a clothing mill and a sawmill. After a 
few years they were burnt. He has since been a farmer and 
carpenter. Children, all born in Carmel; by first wife: 

1 Lewis Jefferson, b. 23 March 1836; m. Margaret Braley; d. 

about 1861. 

2 Amanda, b. 7 Feb. 1838 ; m. 26 Oct. 1866, Isaac W. Merryman of 

Eockland, 

By second wife: 

3 Helen, b. 2.5 Aug. 1847 ; unm. 

4 Flora, b. 1 May 1849; m. 1 July 1876, Clement Dickinson of 

Boston, Mass 
•5 Belle, b. 12 Sept. 1852 ; m. 12 Sept. 1873, Dexter D. Ptoberts of 
Stockton. 
Previous to his marriage he adopted : 

a Crosby (Libby), b. about 1828. He was two years old when 
adopted, and after three months went back to his mother. 
He lives in Etna. It is believed that he is married, but has 
no children. 

5 Jane Dolbeer, b. 24 Feb. 1807, in Hampden; m. Samuel Emerson 

of Carmel. 

6 Anna Reed, b. 5 Oct. 1809; m. Richmond Hayward. 

7 Julia, b. 7 Nov. 1812, in Frankfort; m. Horatio Beal of Bangor. 

8 Lucetta, b. 11 July 1815; m. 1 Jan. 1844, Lyman Tyler. 

9 Elvira, b. 1 Aug. 1820; m. Samuel Allen of Carmel. 



120 THE LIB BY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5-7-11-3 

Samuel March Libby, born in Scarborough, 11 March 1775; 
ni:vn-ied Eliza Myrick of Hampden, Me. He grew up in Linv 
ington, removed thence with liis father to Hampden, whence he 
emigrated in 1819, and settled at Darbytown, three miles from 
Richmond, Va. 

Children : 

1 Luther, h. 21 Aug. 1806; m. Elizabeth Crump. 

2 Seth, b. 1809; m. Mary Slade of Eicbraond. He died after a few 

years, leaving no children. His widow now lives in Galveston, 
Texas. 

3 Sylvia, b. 23 March 1816; unm. She lives in New Kent Co., Va. 

4 Oliver, b. 1819; unm. He has lived in Boston, Mass. 

5-7-11-6 

Hon. Richard Libby, born in Limington, Me., 29 Oct. 1790 ; 
married, 13 Aug. 1813, in Wellfleet, Mass., Hannah Holbrook, 
dan. of Capt. Jesse and Temperance (Higgins) Holbrook of that 
place. 

He was reared in Hampden, Me., and lived there when the war 
of 1812 came on. During the war he served as lieutenant of a 
letter of marque, and was twice taken prisoner. At the close of 
the war, he settled in Wellfleet, Mass., and for twenty-seven years 
followed the sea, the most of the time as captain. He was after- 
ward at different times postmaster, lighthouse tender, and deputy 
collector of customs. In 1848 he removed to Boston, where he 
lived nntil 1860, when he went to New York, and thence, in 1866, 
to East Orange, N. J., where he lived with his son Oliver until 
his death, Mdiich took j^lace 17 March 1876. 

In politics he was strongly democratic. While living in Well- 
fleet he served several years as selectman and was twice repre- 
sentative to the state legislature. He was afterward state sena- 
tor from Suffolk Co. He was an earnest mason, having joined 
the order in 1812, and was a member of the Methodist Church. 

His wife died on a ])acket between Wellfleet and Boston, 13 
Oct. 1858. 

Children : 

1 Demorin, b. 7 June 1814, in Hampden, Me. ; m. 7 June 1843, Susan 

L., daughter of Jesse and Dorcas Dean of Hampden. He grew 
up in Wellfleet, and became at lengtli captain of a Caf)e Cod 
fishing vessel. In 1.S41 he quit the sea and has since kept an 
oyster-house and restaurant in New York City. He was tlie first 
to introduce boiled lobsters by i-ail and steamboat from Boston, 
wliich was in 1844; also the Boston style of opening oysters. 

Child: y I >. y 

1 Eobert H., b. 12 May 1858, in New York City; unm. 

2 Robert H. [Hon.], b. 1 Jan. 1816, in Wellfleet; m. Oct. 1838, Betsey, 

dan. of Henry and Betsey (Holbrook) Baker of Wellfleet. In 
1829 he went to Boston and was in the employ of liis uncle, 
Josejih Holbrook in the oyster business until 1841, Avhen he him- 
self engaged in the same business in New York City. In 18.56 he 
returned to Wellfleet, where he has since lived, for the most part 




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THE FIFTH GENERATION. 121 

engaged in farming. He is a Universalist and was some years 
trustee of the Rev. Dr. Chapin's church. He was lieutenant and 
afterward captain in the New York militia. He has been three 
times selectman of Wellfieet, 14 years a justice of the jjeace, and 
twice elected to the Massachusetts Senate. Only cliild : 
1 Emily F., b. 26 Aug. 1845; unm. She is a teacher of music. 
Eichard, b. 29 Oct. 1818; m. 21 April 1841. Lucinda, dau. of Jona- 
than and Abigail (Lewis) Hickman of Wellfieet. He was in the 
oyster business in Boston some years and then in the fishing 
business in Swampscott, whence he removed, in 1858, to New 
York city, where (except two years spent in Philadelphia, in the 
wholesale fish business) he has since been engaged in the oyster 
and restaurant business. He sei'ved 14 years in the 71st Reg. 
National Guard of New York. He is a member of the M. E, 
Church. Children : 

1 Franklin Doane, b. 30 April 1845; d. 18 July 1847. 

2 Walter Woodman, b. 4 Mar. 1848; d. 17 Aug. 1848. 

3 Mary Washington, b. 11 Feb. 1852; m. 25 Dec. 1867, Frederick 

L. Latimer. Children: 

1 Gertrude May (Latimer), b. 24 Oct. 1868. 

2 Gracie Estelle (Latimer), b. 28 Mar. 1871. 

4 George Washington, b. 12 Nov. 1854; unm. He is with Blake 

& Co., hardware, Chicago. 

5 Edith May, b. 19 Feb. 1861. 

Jesse H., b. 19 June 1820; m. 22 July 1846, Mary J., dau. of Wilham 
and Susan (Milliken) Sanders of Boston. In early life he went 
on mercantile and whaling voyages, and in 1849 went to Califor- 
nia. After his return he was connected with various railroads, 
being at one time Assistant Superintendent of the Hudson River 
Eailioad. In 1857 he and his brother Demoriii bought a steam 
sawmill at Great Bend, Penn., and engaged in lumbering He 
was afterward engaged in manufacturing soap, sinking oil wells, 
rectifying spirits, and was three years overseer of the dairy house 
in Central Park. The latter years of his Ufe were spent in the 
oyster and restaurant business in New York City. He died on 
his farm in Pearl River, 8 A^jril 1881. Children: 

1 George T., b. 15 Aug. 1847; d. 8 June 1851. 

2 Franklin, b. 27 May 1849; d. 7 June 1851. 

3 Lillie Lee, b. 16 Aug. 1851; d. 24 July 1854. 

4 Nellie, b. 19 Nov. 1858; unm. 

5 Jennie Louise, b. 6 Oct. 1861; d. 28 June 1865. 

6 Carrie Estelle, b. 26 Sept. 1864. 

Joseph M., b. 10 Feb. 1822; m. 1 May 1845. Mary M., dau. of Reu- 
ben and Miranda (Piper) Walton of Waltham. He served an ap- 
prenticeship at shoemaking, and was for many years foreman in 
a shoe manufactory. In 1865 he engaged, with his brother Oli- 
ver, in the oyster and restaurant business in New York, but soon 
returned to Cambridge to a last manufactory. In 1875 he became 
manager of a last factory in Marlborough, and the following 
year established himself in the same business, which he still con- 
tinues. Children : 

1 Charles W., b. 2 Feb. 1846, in Boston; m. 30 Nov. 1876, Laura 

A., dau. of Geo. and Adaline W. (Fisk) Cobleigh of Boston. 
He was educated in the public schools of Cambridge, and 
learned the trade of machinist. He has lived in every part 
of the Union, for the most part in the employ of the various 
agencies of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., and now lives in 
Marlborough, Mass. He served an one-hundred days' enlist- 
ment in Co. D, 5tli Mass. Inf. Children: 

1 Laura A., b. 8 Oct. 1878, in Cambridgeport. 

2 Ella Maud, b. 16 May 1880, in Marlborough. 

2 Mary Augusta, b. 15 April 1849; m. 16 April 1877, Emmons 

Hanscom of Acton, Mass. 



122 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Elvira H., b. 27 Aug. 1851; m. 20 Aug. 1873, Charles H. Titus 

of Natick. 

4 Joseph M., b. 28 March 18.56; d. 5 Feb. 1857. 

6 Paulina D., b. 1 Nov. 1825; m. Barzillai Kemp of Wellfleet. 

7 Nancy S., b. 24 Oct. 1827; m. John S. Gary of New York; lives in 

Newark, N. J. 

8 Oliver [Major], b. 27 Dec. 1829; m. 20 June 18.5.3, Sarah J., dau. of 

Geo. P. and Sarah D. (Prescott) Dudley of Boston. In 1856 he 
removed from Boston to New York City, where he has since been 
engaged in the restaurant business. He served nine years in the 
7lst liegiment New York State Militia, and three years in the 
same regiment of Ncav York Volunteers. He enlisted as ser- 
geant, aud was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant, first 
lieutenant, captain, and finally, major. His residence was East 
Orange, N. J., from 1866 until 1878, and is now Wellfleet, Mass. 
Children : 

1 Oliver C, b. 21 April 1861 ; d. 23 April 1861. 

2 Oliver, b. 29 Sept. 1862; d. 19 July J863. 

3 Jennie N., b. 15 April 1864, in New York City. 

4 Walter P., b. 26 Feb. 1872, in East Orange. 

9 Franklin, b. 12 Nov. 1831 ; d. 30 June 1841. 

10 Benton, b. 29 April 1835; d. 9 Feb. 1852; unm. 

11 Ann Jane, b. 9 March 1838; m. Capt. Bethuel P. Nickerson of 

Chatham. 

5-7-12-1 

RuTus LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 4 May 1773 ; married 25 
April 1793, Dorcas Strout, daughter of Elisha and Eunice 
(Freeman) Strout, of Gorliara. 

At the time of his marriage he settled on a farm in Limington, 
near the Limerick line. This was his residence until 1836, when 
his son Philemon sold the homestead and ]:»ought the Daftii farm 
in Newfield. There his wdfe died Dec. 1849. He himself died 
in Limerick, with his daughter Martha, 5 Dec. 1858. 

Their children were : 

1 William, b. 12 Aug. 1793; m. Esther Brackett. 

2 Philemon, b. 14 Dec. 1796; m. 1st, Eliza Strout; 2d, Sally Libby, 

11-2.4-3-3. 

3 Aphia, b. 21 Jime 1799; m. 4 Oct. 1818, Robert Brackett. 

4 Kufus, b. 18 April 1802; m. Martha Blake. 

5 Nathaniel, b. 6 July 1804; m. Lucinda Berry. 

6 Martha, b. 21 Nov. 1809; m. William Libby, 11-2-4-3-7. 

7 Eunice, b. 4 Jan. 1813; died unmarried. 

8 Solomon, b. 26 Nov. 1815 ; m. Betsey Fernald. 

5-7-12-2 

Philemo^t Libby, born in Scarborongli, 7 July 1775 ; married 
1 April 1798, Liberty Norris, daughter of Jonathan and Sally 
(Barker) Norris of Limerick. 

When he was married he settled on Pine Hill, Limington. 
Thence he moved to Conway, N. H., with his brother James, and 
worked at milling. He returned after a few years and settled on 
part of his father's homestead. Tliere he lived until after the 
death of his sons, and tlien sold his farm, and ended liis days 
with his daughter Lydia. He died 14 May 1852. His wife died 
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THE FIFTH GENERATION. 123 

Their children, all born in Limington but Lucy and Lydia, were : 

1 Sewall, b. 28 Aug. 1798; d. 29 Jvily 1838; unm. 

2 Sophia, b. 10 Nov. 1800; m. Daniel Small. 

3 Harriet, died in infancy. 

4 Lucy, died in infancy. 

5 Lucy. b. 10 .Inly 1809, in Conway; m. 13 Oct. 1829, William P. 

Leavitt of Exeter, N. H. 

6 Lydia, b. 28 Jan. 1811, in Conway; m. 14 Feb. 1836, Thomas H. 

Hyde of Limington, a native of Long Island. 

7 Harriet, b. 12 Sept. 1813 ; m. 10 Sept. 1836, Israel Boody. 

8 son, died in infancy. 

9 John, b. 28 Avig. 1819; d. 13 Aug. 1840; unm. 

5-7-12-4 

James Libby, born in Limington, Me., 11 Jan, 1779; married 
17 Oct. 1804, Emma Chase, daughter of Deacon Amos and Emma 
(Elden) Chase of Limington. 

He was a carpenter by trade but his chief occupation was farm- 
ing. He lived first on part of his father's homestead, then in 
Conw^ay, N. H., then on his part of the homestead in Limington 
again; and then, in 1818, sold his farm to Mc Arthur, and bought 
wild land in Bridgton, in the part called New Limington, and 
cleared the farm now owned by Orin Bryant, on which he ended 
his days. 

His first wife died 20 June 1828, and he married second, 26 
Oct. 1829, Dolly (Brigham) Ball, widow of Rev. Reuben Ball of 
Bridgton. She died 10 Jan. 1858. He died 2 Mar. 1868, aged 
89. 

His children, all by first wife, were : 

1 Emma, b. 15 Aug. 1805, in Limington; m. 25 Dec. 1829, Marshall 

Bacon of Bridgton. 

2 Nancy, b. 3 Oct. 1806, in Conway; m. 7 Feb. 1828, George Meserve; 

2d, Henry Pendexter. 

3 Deborah, b. 22 Dec. 1807 ; m. Cyrus Meserve. 

4 Harriet, b. 22 Mar. 1810; m. 8 Nov. 1828, Josiah Bacon. 

5 James Elden, b. 23 Oct. 1811 ; m. Lucinda Hilton. 

6 Moses, b. 15 Jidy 1813, in Limington; m. Havilah Flint. 

7 Lorana, b. 13 April 1815; m. 10 Oct. 18.56, David T. Smith. Chil- 

dren : 

1 Francis M. (Smith), b. 29 May 1858, in South Fork, Iowa. 

2 Viola J. (Smith), b. 5 Nov. 1860. 

8 Amos, b. 12 Mar. 1817; m. Jane B. Phinney. 

9 Abner, b. 7 Feb. 1819, in Bridgton ; m. 1st, Sarah A. ; 2d, Harriet 

A., Wadlin. 

10 Oliver, b. 20 Nov. 1820; m. Lavina M. Wheeler. 

11 Dennis, b. 28 Aug. 1822; m. Sarah A. Taylor. 

12 Lewis Mitchell, b. 18 May 1824; m. Hannah C. Eounds. 

13 Samuel Appleton, b. 21 Aug. 1826; m. Angeline P. Eiley. 

14 Susannah, b. 2 June 1828; in. Frank W. Small. 

5-7-12-5 

Dea. Abnee Libby, born in Limington, 29 May 1781 ; mar- 
ried 5 Jan. 1804, Olive Gray Chase, daughter of Joseph and 
Olive (Woodman) Chase of Standish. 

He had his father's farm, and occupied it until about 1838, 



124 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

when he removed to Limerick with liis mother and his yonnger 
childi'en, and settled on tlie farm now occui)ied by the widow of 
Dea. Simeon Hiu^ins. He died with his son Abner A., at Lim- 
erick Village, 2l' Mar. 1864. His wife died 30 Jan. 1851. He 
was many years deacon of the Baptist church. 

Children : 

1 Martha, b. 30 Uaj 1804; m. William Cobb. 

2 Joseph Chase, b. 11 Oct. 1805; m. Lois M. Waterhouse. 

3 Olive, b. 12 May 1808; m. 3 Nov. 1828, Eleazer McKenney. 

4 Alpheus, b. 7 July 1811 ; m. Marantha Austin. 

5 Sarah C, b. 3 Oct. 1813; m. 8 Sept. 1847, Rev. Alvin Felch. 

6 IJeba, b. 19 Sept. 1817; m. Eev. John Hubbard. 

7 Edmund, b. 7 Oct. 1819; m. 1st, Mary E. Howell; 2d, Abbie C. Lee. 

8 Alvin, b. 26 Jan. 1822; d. June 1845; unm. 

9 Abuer Augustus, b. 27 Jan. 1827; m. 1st, Sarah; 2d, Abby, Gil- 

patrick. 

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Rhoda Libbt, born in Scarborough, 13 June 1792 ; married, 23 
8e\)t. 1819, Capt. Wm. Tompson. [See Tompson, page 75.] He 
was a sea-captain, and lived on Oak Hill, in Scarborough. He 
died 15 Jan. 1849. She died in Portland, 23 June 1876. 

Their children were : 

1 Mary Lancaster (Tompson), b. 20 Jan. 1822; d. 20 Nov. 1841. 

2 Benjamin Larrabee (Tompson), b. 5 May 1824; died at sea, of yel- 

low fever, in 1843. 

3 Sally Hayman (Tompson), b. 16 Jan. 1826; married Francis Libby, 

5-7-8-3-9. 

4 John Adams (Tompson), b. 18 Mar. 1828; m. 2 May 1852, Mary 

Elizabeth Libby, 11-7-11-8-4. He and his brother William remov- 
ed to Portland when young men and engaged together in the 
trucking business, which they continued until the latter' s death. 
He has since carried on the business alone. Children, all born in 
Portland: 

1 Benjamin Franklin (Tompson), b. 26 Aug. 1853; d. 24 Aug. 1856. 

2 Frederick Augustus (Tompson), b. 10 Aug. 18.57; unm. He is 

an architectural draftsman. 

3 Edward Francis (Tompson), b. 30 July 1860; is a student at 

Colby University. 

4 Charles Howard (Tompson), b. 27 July 1863; d. 10 Oct. 1864. 

5 William (Tompson), b. 8 July 1829; m. 1st, 2 May 1852, Mary Frances 
Libby, 1-1-5-9-10-1; (died 11 Jan. 1854); 2d, 29 Nov. 1855, Helen 
B., dau. of Hannah (Libby) Eandall, 5-7-14-11. He died 28 May 
1870. Children: 

1 Mary Alberta (Tompson) , b. 2 April 1857. 

2 William Erastus (Tompson), b. 27 Aug. 1859. 

3 Helen Frances (Tompson), b. 6 July 1802. 

4 Howard Chase (Tompson), b. 31 Oct. 1864. 

5 Jennie Davis (Tompson), b. 17 Sept. 1867. 



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Jordan Libby, born 20 Nov. 1796, in Scarborough; mar- 
ried 22 Sept. 1819, Sarah Libby, 5-2-3-1-2. 

He moved to Gardiner m 1822, and settled on a farm. On the 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 125 

same farm he died, 7 Oct. 1877. His wife died 23 April 1863, 
He was an alderman and on the board of assessors a number of 
years. 

Children : 

1 Lydia Ann, b. 30 Aug. 1822; m. her cousin, Eben Libby, 10-2-1-6-3-1. 

2 Samuel, b. 4 Oct. 1825; m. 9 Oct. 1856, Fannie P., clau. of Rev. Wil- 

liam and Nancy (Melcber) Smith of Gardiner. He was a farmer 
and merchant. He died at Gardiner, 7 Oct. 1877. His widow 
died 25 April 1800. Children: 

1 Sarah Jane, b. 3 Sept. 1859. 

2 Charles F., b. 4 May 1862. 

3 Horace M., b. 21 Nov. 1864. 

8 Cyrus, b. 29 Aug. 1830; m. 17 April 1855, Miranda, dau. of 
Humphrey and Sarah (Murray) Harmon of Gardiner. Farmer 
and merchant. He died 17 ilay 1870. His widow and children 
still reside in Gardiner. Children: 

1 Herualdo F., b. 4 Sept. 1856; m. 27 Jan. 1880, Emma C, dau. 
of Thomas and Mary J. (Blair) Burnham. 

2 Alphonzo J., b. 20 May 1858. 

3 Elverda B., b. 18 June 1868. 

4 Dorville J., b. 20 Dec. 1836; m. 31 May 1860, Mary E., dau. of Rev. 
Calvin White. He is a farmer, and occupies the homestead. 
Children: 

1 Angie E., b. 6 Aug. 1861. 

2 FredD., b. 3 Aug. 1863. 

3 Eugene S., b. 28 April 1865. 

4 Lucy H., b. 4 .lune 1871. 

5 Wilbur L., b. 20 March 1880. 



5-7-14-10 

Aaron Libby, born in Scarborough, 10 May 1799; married 
first, 6 Feb. 1823, Rachel, dan. of Dominicus and Mary (Hasty) 
McKenney; [seep. 63]; (died 21 Oct. 1823); second, 15 Dec. 
1824, EuTH Hazeltine, dau. of Wm. Hazeltine of Buxton. 

He was one of the first settlers of Lagrange, removing thither 
in March 1826. He cleared a good farm, on which he lived until 
his death, 21 Jan. 1873. He was a member of the Freewill Bap- 
tist Clnirch. His wife died 30 June 1861. 

Children : 

1 William H., b. 10 Jan. 1826, in. Scarborough; m. 25 Dec. 1853, Cor- 

delia, dau. of Franklin and Mary (Tilden) Heal of Lagrange. He 
was a farmer and lived in Lagrange always, except a few years 
spent in Medford. He died 19 April 1875. His family still lives 
in Lagrange. Children : 

1 Hattie M., b. 6 Feb. 1856, in Medford; m. 11 March 1875, James 

Greenleaf. 

2 Ada J., b. 12 Nov. 1858. 

3 Nora E., b. 18 Dec. 1862. 

4 Ida May, I twins, b. 6 Nov. |^ d. 20 Sept. 1869. 

5 Delia M., j 1867, in Lagrange; ^ d. 24 Sept. 1869. 

6 Blanche A., b. 8 Sept. 1870. 

2 Rachel J., b. 5 Dec. 1828; m. 1 Feb. 1848, William H. Carle ton. 

Children : 

1 Willie (Carleton), b. 5 April 1849; d. July 1854. 

2 Jennie (Carleton), b. 10 June 1851. 

3 Hattie (Carleton), b. 12 Dec. 1853. 



126 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 Annie (Carleton), b. 15 Dec. 1856; ^1. 1872. 

5 William H. (Carleton), b. 2() May 1S57. 

6 Frank (Carleton), b. 19 INIay 1859. 

3 Aaron W., b. 28 Dec. 1880; m. 12 Sept. 1858, Isabel, dan. of Natb'l 

and Eunice (Boobar) Day of Milo. He was a farmer. After his 
marria<?e he lived five years in Lagrange, tvfo years in Milo, and 
then emigrated to Minneapolis, Minn., v^^here he died 15 Oct. 
18()8. and his widow still lives. Children : 

1 Effie, b. 19 May 1859. 

2 Belle, b. 12 Aug. 1861. 

4 George A., b. 26 Feb. 1833. He went to Sacramento, Cal., in Feb. 

1852, and thence to Boise city, Idaho, in 1859. He was married 
in 1870, but has not been heard from since 1874. 

5 Euth A., b. 19 Dec. 1835; m. 6 Dec. 1854, Simeon H. Kenney of 

Lagrange. Children: 

1 Ella O. (Kenney), b. 22 Oct. 1856; d. 5 Aug. 1875. 

2 May F. (Kenney), b. 7 Sept. 1861. 

3 Myra E. (Kenney), b. 7 April 1863. 

4 Ira B. (Kenney), b. 12 Feb. 1872. 

6 LydiaE.. b. 12 Feb. 1839; m. 5 June 1858, in Medford, Me., John 

Day, 2d. Children: 

1 George A. (Day), b. 1 June 1860. 

2 Ruth E. (Day), b. 19 Aug. 1863. 

3 Eunice B. (Day), b. 3 Sept. 1867. 

4 Cora E. (Day), b. 31 Dec. 1873. 

7 Sarah J., b. 11 Mar. 1841; m. 18 July 1859, Daniel Hasty. Children: 

1 George A. (Hasty), b. 21 April 1860; d. 22 July 1860. 

2 Addle S. (Hasty), b. 20 June 1861; m. 10 May 1879, Robert O. 

Dean. 

3 Annie C. (Hasty), b. 16 May 1863; m. 30 May 1880, Oriu B. 

Packard. 

4 Fred L. (Hasty), b. 2 Sept. 1865. 

5 Seth L. (Hasty), b. 18 Nov. 1867. 

6 John (Hasty), b. 12 May 1870. 

7 Frank J. (Hasty), b. 5 June 1872. 

8 Ida M. (Hasty), b. 9 June 1874. 

9 Nellie J. (Hasty), b. 5 May 1877; d. 28 Dec. 1877. 
10 Margie J. (Hasty), b. 4 Jan. 1879. 

8 Seth H., b. 17 Sept. 1844; d. 1 Oct. 1864, in Portland. He was a 

private in the 20th Me. Vol., enlisting in June, 1862. He con- 
tracted chronic diarrhea, and died on his way home on a furlough. 

9 Melvin S., b. 12 June 1847. Served in the navy during the late war. 

He was married in Haverhill, Mass., and when last heard from 
lived in Harrisburgh, Mich., and had two children. 
10 Susan P., b. 8 Nov. 1848; m. 22 Aug. 1870, Currion Dean. Children: 

1 John T. (Dean), b. 11 May 1871, in Medford. 

2 Frank (Dean), b. 2 May 1879, in Medford. 



5-7-14-13 

John Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 Oct. 1807 ; married, 28 
May 1830, Jane Milliken, daughter of Abraham and Polly (Leav- 
itt) Milliken. 

He had his father's homestead, and resided thereon until 1863. 
During this time his chief occupation was farming, but, being a 
man of much enterprise, he also established a general store at Oak 
Hill, and engaged in ship-building. In 1863 he removed to Port- 
land, and engaged in the trucking business. His wife died 9 Oct. 
1870, and he married second, 15 Mar. 1877, Mrs. Jane (Cane) Fitts. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 127 

Children : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 7 Feb. 1831 ; m. 25 July 1852, J. S. Sawyer. 

2 Seth, b. 7 July 1883; d. 19 June 1854; unm. 

3 Eichard Milliken, b. 2 Dec. 1835; m. 23 Nov. 1860, Georgianna Lib- 

by, 10-2-4-3-10-4. In 1861 he removed to Portland, and has since 
carried on the trucking business there. Children : 

1 Alice Lilian, b. 20 Oct. 1861; d. 8 Aug. 1878. 

2 Fred Alonzo, b. 23 Oct. 1863; d. 29 Aug. 1878. 

3 Lizzie Caroline Sawyer, b. 18 April 1873. 

4 Kate Webster, b. 21 June 1874. 

5 Charles Edwin, b. 18 Aug. 1876. 

4 Lydia, b. 4 March 1842; m. 10 Jan. 1861, John Trefethern, a son of 

John Trefethern of Kennebunk. He is a clerk for N. Weston, 
fiour merchant, Portland. Children : 

1 Nellie Frances (Trefethern I, b. 20 May 1862; d. 25 July 1862. 

2 George Seth (Trefethern), b. 19 Jan. 1863; d. 10 Jan. 1864. 

3 Charles (Trefethern), b. 30 May; d. 8 Aug., 1865. 

4 Edwin (Trefethern), b. 11 Sept. 1866; d. 9 July 1867. 

5 George Elmer (Trefethern), b. 15 Nov. 1867. 

6 Jennie Mildred (Trefethern), b. 9 May 1872. 

7 Eva May (Trefethern), b. 16 Sept. 1879. 

5 Benjamin Tompson, b. 28 May 1846; m. 24 Dec. 1877, Addie, dau. 

of Fred and Eliza (Graves) Kimber, born in England, 12 Nov. 
1851. He has been a farmer in Scarborough, a truckman in Port- 
landi and is now on the police force in Portland. No children. 

5-7-15-3 

Amos Libby, born in Scarborough, 28 July 1794 ; married, 25 
Jan. 1818, Eunice Skillings, daughter of Simeon and Rebecca 
(Skillings) Skillings. He lived on bis father's homestead, and 
died there, 5 Sept. 1826. His widow died 30 Sept. 1838. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 EUza, b. 3 Jime 1818; m. Dexter Libby, 10-5-3-5-9. 

2 William, b. 11 Dec. 1820; m. 26 March 1848, Hannah, dau. of Wil- 

liam and Margaret (Harmon) Stone of Saco. He was a journey- 
man carpenter until 1851, and from that time carried on business 
himself. He died 9 June 1881, in Cape Elizabeth, where he had 
lived from 1855. His wife died 26 April 1870. Children: 

1 Alberta, b. 9 Dec. 1848; m. 13 May 1869, Uranus Stacey. 

2 Georgianna, b. 18 Jan. 1852 ; d. Aug. 1852. 

3 Francis Albert, b. 22 Feb. 1854; m. 1 May 1876, Addie J., dau. 

of Jason M. and Lucy W. (Lewis) Carleton of Deering. He 
is by trade a carpenter, but lives with his wife's father, and 
carries on hot-house gardening. Children : 

1 Jason Merrill Carleton, b. 31 Dec. 1876. 

2 Aubrey Frank, b. 6 March 1879. 

4 Burton Hubbard, b. 4 March 1856; is a traveling salesman; 

unmairied. 

5 Edna Belle, b. 3 Oct. 1861 ; d. 15 Oct. 1876. 

6 WiUis Percy, b. 13 May 1864. 

7 daughter, b. 1 March ; died 19 May, 1870. 

3 Simeon, b. 20 Aug. 1822; died in infancy. 

4 Storer, b. 30 June 1824 ; m. 1 Sept. 1847, Kebecca, dau. of Jotham 

and Hannah ( Burnham) Steward of Hollis. He learned the car- 
penter" s trade, and carried on his business many years in Port- 
land, where he died 28 May 1874, and his widow still lives. Chil- 
dren : 
1 Aldenezi Ernest Millard, b. 22 May 1850; d. 20 May 1873. He 
was a druggist's clerk. Never married. 



128 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 Major Edward Sweetsir, b. 4 Feb. 1852; m. 25 .June 1878, Minnie 
May, dan. of Chas. F., and Sophia (Ladd) Harvey of St. 
Jolinsbury, Vt. He is a dru<>c{ist's clerk. No children. 
5 Emily, b. 1 Dec. 1826; d. 12 Nov. 1840. 

6-3-2-1 

Capt. Reuben Libby, born in Rye, N. H., in 1743 ; married 
first, in Wolfborongh, Sarah Fullertox; (died 10 Feb. 1801); 
second, Jan. 1804, Abigail (Pinkham) Smith, daii. of Abijah 
and Rachel (Stokes) Pinkham of Durliam. 

At the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the English army, and, it 
is said, was present at Crown Point when George III. was crowned 
king of England. After two years he returned home. The 
townshij) of Wolfborongh had then been surveyed, and the pro- 
prietors, who lived at Portsmouth, offered a hundred-acre lot 
each, with choice of lots, to tlie first two settlers. Reuben Libby 

and Blake accepted the offer about 1702, and went across 

the lake in a canoe to Wolfborongh Neck. The following year 
they made quite a clearing, and other settlers began to come in. 
His marriage, about 1706, was the first in town. They were mar- 
ried under an oak tree on the shore of the lake, near where South- 
bridge Village now is. He settled at first on Wolfborongh Neck. 
He afterward removed to a farm on the main road, but died on 
the Neck, having moved back onto another farm, 9 March 1827. 
He was the first militia captain in Wolfborongh, first represented 
the town in the state legislature, and was deputy sheriff more 
than twenty years. His widow died in Methuen, Mass., Sept. 
1852. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Sarah, b. 22 March 1768; m. Joseph Cotton; d. 9 Aug. 1805, in 

Sandwich, N. H. 

2 Joseph, b. 9 June 1770; died young. 

3 Mary, b. 22 Jan. 1773; m. Shadrach Allard; d. 24 Feb. 1802. 

4 Nancy, b. 22 Aug. 1776; m. Samuel Small. 

5 Esther, b. 9 May 1778; m. Timothy Young. 

6 Eeuben Abbot, b. 3 Jvuie 1780. He lived in Moultonborough a 

short time and then emigrated to Maine. He married a Miss 
Harriman of Malta, now Windsor, in 1808, and both died of 
spotted fever about 1813, leaving no children. 

7 Margaret, b. 9 May 1783; m. Daniel Allard. 

8 Olive, b. 18 Jan. 1785; m. James Bartlett. 

9 Hannah, b. 15 Feb. 1788; died in Center Harbor, N. H., with Mrs. 

Bartlett, 18 Aug. 1828; unm. 

10 Jeremiah, b. 15 July 1792 ; m. Esther Smith. 

By second wife : 

11 Smith, b. 26 July 1805 ; m. Lucretia Garland. 

12 Abigail, b. 18 June 1811; m. Charles Collins. 

6-3-2-8 

Ephraim Libby, born probably in Portsmouth, N. H., 1755 ; 
married, 27 Feb. 1783, Judith Page of Gilmanton, N. H. 

He removed to Gilmanton, N. H., shortly before his marriage, 



THE rrPTH GENERATION. 129 

and lived tliei-e until about 1820, when with his son Moses and 
sons-in-law Glidden and Page, he removed to Broom, Lower Can- 
ada, and settled at Knowlton, on the farm of which a portion is 
now owned by his grandson, Andrew Libby. He was with Arnold 
in his march through the woods of Maine, and also under Stark 
and under Gates ; serving nearly all through the war. It seems 
strange now that he and so many other Americans, after shedding 
their blood to free this country from British rule, should volun- 
tarily relinquish their freedom by emigration to the Canadas. He 
died in Broom about lS3t2. His widow returned to Gilmauton 
and died with her daughter Olive. 

Children, all born in Gilmanton : 

1 Judith, b. 5 Oct. 11^3 ; m. Jonathan Glidden. 

2 Joseph, b. 3 Mar. 17S6 ; died young. 

3 Moses, b. 10 Mar. 1788; m. Hannah Flanders. 

4 Mary, b. 15 Sept. 1789 ; probably died young. 

5 Hannah Page, b. 14 June 1791; m. Worster Page. 

6 Olive, m. Tlioraas Flanders. 

6-3-2-10 

Anthony Libby, born jirobably in Barrington, N". H., about 
1759; married 27 Dec. 1791, Lydia Ayees of Barnstead, where 
he afterward lived. It is said that he was killed on the Lakes 
during the war of 1812. His widow becaxae crazy and died a few 
years later. 

Children : 

1 John, b. 1792; m. Sally Randall. 

2 Olley, m. John JS'elson of Concord. 

3 Catheriiie, m. 7 Dec. 1817, Thomas Mace of Greenland. 

4 Joseph, m. the widow Eliza Glines of Canterbury. He died in 

Barnstead. His widow, when last heard from, lived in Manches- 
ter. Children: 

1 Ann, died in Manchester. 

2 Harriet, m. Mclntire of Canterbury. 

3 Betsey. 

4 Abram. 

6-8-2-11 

Benjamin Libby, born in Barrington, N". H., 12 June 1761 ; 
married Saeah Mason, daughter of John Mason of Alton. 

He grew up on New Dui'ham Ridge, and settled on his father's 
homestead there. In the latter part of his life he gave this to his 
son Asa, and settled on a farm in Alton, where his wife died 19 
May 1834, and himself, 26 Aug. 1835. His homestead in Alton 
Avent to his daughter Sarah, 

Children, all born in New Durham : 

1 Joseph, m. Aug. 1805, Lymena Kenniston. He lived at home until 

his marriage, and a day or two afterward left, and never returned. 
He followed the sea many years. His widow married Phenix. 

2 Moses, died in the winter of 1821-2; unm. At the age of Ki he went 

into a ship-yard, and sailed on the first vessel he ever worked on. 
He rapidly rose, and soon became master in the West India trade. 
At the time of his death he was sailing for Alfred Curtis of 
Boston. 



130 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 David Thui'stin, b. 27 Oct. 1790 ; m. Luciuda Parsons. 

4 Asa, b. 21 Feb. 17U2; m. Nancy Clough. 

5 Uetsey, m. 22 Dec. 1817, George Brooks. 

6 Daniel, b. 15 Sept. 1796; m. Ada Clough. 

7 Sarah, b. 27 March 1798; m. 28 Dec. 1818, John Perkins of Alton; 

d. 6 April 18 id. 

8 Mary, m. 17 May 1820, Richard Cooper. 

9 Nancy, ra. Jonathan Eaton of Alton. 

10 Martha, m. Jeremiali M. liollins of Alton. 

6-4-1-2 

Meshach Libby, born probably in Rye, N. H., 1745 ; married 
Debokah Ely. 

He is credited with being the first settler of Porter, Me. He 
lived some years after his marriage in Chichester, a short time in 
Parsonstield, Me., and, it is said, was living in Pittsfield, N. H. in 
1781, and in that year settled in Porter. For settling in that 
town before 1 Jan. 178-lr, he received one of four 100-acre lots re- 
served for such settlers. In 1792 he sold this to David Moulton, 
and bought the lot of his brother Stephen. There he lived until 
his death, March 18'J9. His wife died in 1795, and he married 
second, the widow Hannah (Cram) Elkins. 

Children : 

1 Sarah, b. 1771 ; m. 28 May 1793, Gideon Mason of Porter. 

2 Mary, m. William Hill of Porter. 

3 Meshach, m. 6 Sept. 1795, Lydia Heard of Rochester; died about 

1800, in Sheffield (?), Vt. He left two sons: 

1 Benjamin. 

2 Elijah. 

4 Elsie, m. Edward Hill of Conway, N. H. 

5 Elizabeth, died in childhood. She was the first white child born in 

Porter. 

6 Eunice, b. 22 Aug. 1787; m. Jacob Hurd; d. 30 Dec. 1852, in Porter. 

6-4-1-5 

Jonathan Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 1751 ; married Han- 
HAH McCoy, daughter of John and Margery McCoy of Notting- 
ham, N. H. He settled in Porter, Me., with the rest of the family 
and moved thence to New York State, where he died, in Junius, 
about 1825. His wife died about 1820. 

Children : 

1 Levi, m. Hannah Libby, 6-4-1-S-3. 

2 William, m. Betsey Prouts. He was a farmer. He formerly lived 

in North East, Erie Co., Penn., and moved thence about 1855. 
He is believed to have died in Illinois. Only child: 
1 John. His whereabouts are unknown. 

3 Eleanor, m. John South wick. 

4 Phebe, m. Dickerson. One child. 

5 David, married in Canada. One child. 

6-4-1-6 

Enoch Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., about 1755; married 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 131 

Mart ISTewbbgin, dau. of John and Bethia (Gould) Newbeoin of 
Gorliam, Me. 

He came to maturity in Chichester, N. H., and moved thence 
to Parsonsfiekl, Me., of which phice he was one of the original 
Ijroprietors. He became 7ion compos mentis, the result of tits, 
and in 1795 was placed under guardianship. He died probably in 
the year 1811. His vvddow was afterward a nurse in Portland, 
and died there about 1825. 

Children : 

1 Jacob, m. 18 May 1806, Eunice Scammon. 

2 Isaac, was made the ward of Edmuud Coffin of Biddeford, and 

probably died in youth. 

6-4-1-8 

Simeon Libbt, born probably in Chester, N. H., about 1760; 
married Hannah Knowles, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Blake) 
Knowles of Porter, Me. 

He removed to Porter with his father, and lived witli him until 
his death. H§ then sold the homestead and bought another farm 
in the same town, which he also sold, in 1817, and emigrated to 
New York State. He died in Bath in 1827. His widow died 
in Busti, 1815. They were both members of the Baptist church 
m Porter. 

Children, all born in Porter. 

1 John, b. 30 Jan. 1792 ; m. Mary G. Fox. 

2 Samuel, b. 1794; m. barali, dau. of Jacob Williams of Batavia, N. 

Y. He afterward married a second wife and was living in Cali- 
fornia in 1863. No children. 

3 Hannah, b. 1796; ni. 1st, Levi Libby, 6-4-1-5-1; 2d, Geo. Seavey. 

4 Isaac, b. 1798; m. in Bath, N. Y., Margaret Prouty. She died in 

Chautauqua Co. He married again and lived when last heard 
from in Lundy's Lane, Erie Co., Penn. No children. 

5 Josiah, b. 9 Feb. 1799; m. Mary P. Leavitt. 

6 Simeon, b. 1800; m. in Norwich, Vt., Abigail Trask. He settled in 

Vermont in 1820, and became a successful farmer. He was 
deacon of the F. W. Baptist church at Brookfield. He died 3 
Jan. 1879, in Kandoljih, leaving a widow but no children. 

7 Job, b. 1802; m. 27 June 1822, liuth P., dan. of John and Debo- 

rah (Gilman) Fox of Porter. They died childless. 

8 Daniel, b. 1803; m. in Leroy, N. Y., Sarah, dau. of Joseph Farley 

of Batavia. He died 17 April 1879, in Dansville, leaving his wife, 
but no children. 

9 Abram, b. 11 April 1805; m. 22 Feb. 1849, in Porter, Judith Kurd. 

He lived in New York state until he was 30 years old, and then 
moved back to Vermont, and thence to Maine. He now lives in 
South Hiram. No children. 

10 Lemuel Rich, b. 20 June 1807 ; m. Electra, dau. of Adolphus Bangs 

of Leroy, N. Y., where they still live. No children. 

11 Mary, b. 1810; m. in Bath, Aaron Houghtaling. 

12 Julia Ann, b. 1812; m. Jesse W. Downing of Brookfield, Vt. 

6-4-1-9 

Lieut. Stephen Libby, born probably in Chester, N. H., 26 
April 1763; married tirst, Mary Knowles, daughter of Daniel 



132 THE LIBBT FAMILY IIST AMERICA. 

and Mary (Blake) Knowles ; (died Oct. 1816); second, 9 Jan. 
1817, Nancy Matthews, daughter of Francis and Lydia (Mat- 
thews) Matthews; (died 9 Jan."l818); third, 17 Mar. 1818, Sally 
Matthews, sister of Nancy. 

He settled in Porter, Me., with his father, and received his 
hundred-acre lot from the proprietors. This he sold to his brother 
Meshach, and bought a large tract of land adjoining and east of 
his brother's original lot. This farju an which he lived many years 
now comprises many homesteads. He owned the third sawmill 
in the town, built near the mill now owned by John Weeks. He 
died 25 Oct. 1855, aged 92. His widow died 16 Dec. 1866. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 James, b. 5 .June 1784; m. 17 July 1808, Phebe Benson. He removed 

to Xew York, and thence to Ohio, where he died. He had 
five children. 

2 Daniel, b. 3 April 1786 ; m. Mary Rundlet. 

3 Josiah, b. 23 Mar. ; d. 8 June 1788. 

4 Mary. b. 3U July 1789; m. 27 Jan. 1811, Josiah Weeks. 

.5 Jemima, b. 22 Aug. 1791; m. 21 Oct. 1810, Joshua Weeks of Bart- 
lett, N. H. ; died 12 May 1879. 

6 Stephen, b. 21 May 1793; m. Dorothy Blake. 

7 Sally, b. 20 Jan. 1795; m. 4 Dec. 1M7, Jordan Stacy. 

8 John, b. 20 Feb. 1797; m. Nancy Libby, 1-4-4-4-2-1. 

9 David, b. 16 Jan. 1799; m. Dorothy Brooks. 

10 Aphia, b. 6 Dec. 1800; m. 16 Nov. 1820, Ralph King. 

11 Olive, b. 5 July 1802; m. 14 May 1820, Wm. Hodsdon. 

By second wife : 

12 Lydia, b. 23 Dec. 1817; m. 17 Oct. 1847, Wm. Perry. 

By third wife : 

13 , son. died in infancy. 

14 Daniel, b. 19 March 1821; m. 29 Oct. 1854, Almira. dau. of Joseph 

and Emily Howard of Lovell. He lived on the homestead farm 
now occupied by his widow. He died 12 April 1872, and his 
widow married Wm. Chapman. Children : 

1 Janette J., b. 19 May 1S57; unm. 

2 Charles F., b. 19 Maich 1859; m. 1 May 1880, Abbie A., dau. of 
' Oren and Abbie Kumery (Doten) Taylor. He is a farmer. 

Child: 
1 Fred Orin, b. 12 May 1881. 

3 Alonzo S., b. 15 Dec. 1860; num. 

4 Emma T., b. 26 April 1862; m. April, 1881, in Boston, Mass., 

Joseph Mitchell. 

5 Hattie E. H., b. 3 Jan. 1865; d. 22 Nov. 1866. 

6 Melvin D., b. 17 Dec. 1869. 

15 Albion, b. 9 June 1823; m. Harriet Bragg. Children: 

1 daughter, died very young. 

2 Ceoige VV., b. 25 Dec. 1854, in Saco; m. Emma J., dau. of Ezra 

and Emma Thompson of Porter, where he lives. Child : 
1 Nora May. 

16 Nancy, b. 28 April 1825; m. 9 Aug. 1851, Ezekiel Jenness. 

17 William T., b. 23 Dec. 1827; m. 13 April 1854, Susan, dau. of Dudley 

J. and Susan R. (Miller) Marston of Lowell, Mass. He has always 
been a farmer in Porter. Children: 

1 Walter J.,b. 7 Jan. 1855; m. 25 Nov. 1878, Arvilla, dau. of John 

and Melissa (Storer) Walker of Brownfield. 

2 Nancy K., b. 30 Aug. 1860; m. 30 Aug. 1876, Melvin Walker, 

brother of the last. 



THE FIFTH GE>JERATION. 133 

3 Georgianna S., b. 23 Feb. 1865. 

18 Thomas, b. 23 Dec 1827; d. 23 March 1828. 

19 Gideon, b. 19 June 1S3D; m. first, 11 March 18.54, in Biddeford, 

Catherine, dau. of James McMann of St. John, N. B. ; (died 1(> 
June 1875, in New York City); 2d, 10 Oct. 187(j, Mary Jane, dau. 
of Wm. and Sarah A. (Nute) Love of Dorchester, Mass. He is a 
clairvoyant physician in New York City. Son : 
1 Joseph J., b. 1 Jan. 1855, in London, Canada West. 

6-4-4-2 

Isaac Libbt, born probably in Rye, N^. H., 1750 ; married first, 

Abigail ; (died 9 Aug. 1792, in her 38tli year); second, 

Anna Dillingham. 

He was a farmer. After his marriage he lived a short time in 
Chichester, and then settled in Pittsfield, whence, about 1790, he 
removed to Strafford, Vt. He lived in Strafford until about 
1811, when he removed with his son Joseph to Tinmouth, Vt., 
where he died in April, 1813. His second wife outlived him, and, 
having no children, returned to her own people. 

Children : 

1 Betsey, m. Amasa ChambeHain. 

2 Anna, m. William Walbridge of Strafford. 

3 Simon, b. 31 March 1778; m. Ama Morse. 

4 Sally, m. 1st, Nelson ; 2d, Walter Hayes. 

5 Joel, died aged 24; unm. He was a farmer in Strafford. 

6 Joseph, b. 2 Nov. 1785 ; m. Mabel Walbridge. 

7 Miriam, died 12 April 1813, in Tinmouth, N. H. ; unm. 

6-4-4-4 

Bennet Libbt, born probably in Rye, N". H., Jan. 1754; mar- 
ried Eleanor Haynes of Epsom, born 11 May 1750. 

He removed from Epsom, N. H., where he grew up, to Straf- 
ford, Vt., about 1793, and after a few years moved back to Can- 
terbury and joined the Shakers in 1803. All his daughters and 
one son stayed with the Shakers through life. He was at the 
battle of Bunker Hill, but having adopted the peace principles of 
the Shakers, never 'drew the pension to which he was entitled. 
He died Sept. 1837. His wife died 12 Nov. 1808. 

Children : 

1 Matthias, b. 13 Aug. 1777; m. Sarah Keys. 

2 Isaac, b. 14 Nov. 1779 ; m. Sally Bayles. 

3 Bennet, b. 3 Jime 1782; m. 18 July 1819, Betsey, dau. of Peter and 
Phebe (Otis) Blaisdell of Pittslield, N. H. He was a carpenter. 
He removed from Canterbury to Pittsfield, where, and in Con- 
cord, he lived many years. He at length joined the Shakers, and 
died with them 8 April 18G9. His wife left the society in 1847 
and went to Rockland, Mass., where she had relatives. There 
she lived until her death, 10 May 18(59. Children: 

1 Lavinia E. A., b. 5 June 1820; m. 1855, John Mackin of Rock- 
land. 

2 Olive M., b. 31 Dec. 1821; continues with the Shakers. 

3 Mary J., b. 22 Nov. 1823; d. 22 Feb. 1870, in Rockland, Mass.; 
unm. 

4 Hannah, b. 15 April 1785; d. 27 Sept. 1834. 
9 



134 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5 Annie, b. 27 May 1788; d. 26 May 1814. 

6 Olive, b. 10 Mar. 17U1; d. 21 Sept. lsi5. 

7 Polly, b. (!. July 1793; d. 23 .Jan. 1809. 

8 John H., b. 1 May 1796; m. Miriam B. Davis. 

9 Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1798; d. 1 Mar. 1822. 

6-4-4-6 

Job Libby, born probably in E})som, N. H., 14 Feb, 1759 ; 
inarried 24 Mar. 1785, Rebecca Pearson, a native of Newbury, 
Mass. 

He was reared in Epsom and lived a few years after his mar- 
riage on the old turnpike al)out one-half mile from Ejisom Center, 
near wliere the clothing-mill afterward was. From Ejisom he 
moved to Stratford, Vt., and thence, with his eldest son, to Enos- 
burgh, where he died 26 Mar. 1836, and his widow, 5 Mar. 1843. 

Children : 

1 Caleb B., b. 19 Nov. 1785, in Epsom; m. Dorothy Avery. 

2 Jonathan Pearson, b. 18 Nov. 1787; m. Theodate Prescott. 

3 John Batchelder, b. 8 Feb. 1790; m. Abigail Clark. 

4 James, b. 2-5 May 1792, in Strafford, Vt. ; m. Eliza L. Vaughau. 

5 Abigail Pearson, b. 14 Oct. 1794; m. John Dunaven. 

6 Naomi Locke, b. 14 Feb. 1797; d. 8 April 1799. 

7 Alice Pearson, b. 3 Jan. 180.5; m. Elijah Lucas. 

8 Ruhamah, married Josiah Avery. 

9 Nathan, b. 20 Jan. 1809; d. 30 March 1809. 

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Nathan Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 20 July 1767 ; married, 
6 Jan. 1791, Abigail Fowler, daughter of Symonds and Han- 
nah (Weeks) Fowler of Epsom. He inherited his father's home- 
stead farm and gristmill, and died on the homestead 19 Jan. 1814. 
His family occu])ied it until after the death of his widow, 17 Dec. 
1843, and it then passed out of the family. 

Children, all born in Epsom : 

1 Nathan, I twins, born ) died 7 April 1792. 

2 Abigail, i 11 Mar. 1792; J died 9 April 1792. 

3 Lucy, b. 20 July 1793; m. John Sherborne Haynes. 

4 Hannah, b. 8 March 1795; d. 1§ March 1802. 

5 Peggy, b. 9 Aug. 1797; d. 23 March 1802. 

6 Nathan, b. 13 May 1803; d. 28 July 1807. 

7 Nathan, b. 25 June 1808; m. Savalia Abbot. 

8 Benjamin Fowler, b. 31 July 1813; m. Almira A. Rogers. 

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Abraham Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 15 Aug. 1773; mar- 
ried Abigail (Pearson) McClary, born in Baffield, N. H., 27 
July 1772. 

He was one of the company known as the "nine partners", whicli 
first settled Cassville, in Stanstead, Quebec. The settlement was 
begun in 1799, and in the next year they moved their families. 
Abraham Libby settled on the farm now owned by Edw. Hill. 
He died 10 Jan. 1839. His widow died 5 April 1858. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 135 

Children, all born in Stanstead : 

1 Nathan, b. 1 June 1801; m. Mehitable Massey. 

2 William, b. 26 Feb. 1803; m. Diantha Jane Sinclair. 

3 Pearson, b. 24 July 18U6; m U Mar. 18o7, Sophia, daughter of 

Theophilus and Jane (Sanborn) Cass of Epsom. He lives at 
Derby Line, Vt. Children. 

1 Oliva, b. 7 April 1845. 

2 William P., b. 5 Aug. 18.50; m. 1 July 1878, in Boston, Mass., 

Clara J. Clark. He lives in Somerville. 



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JosHFA LiBBT, bom in Epsom, N. H., 7 Aug. 1778 ; married, 
18 Nov. 1800, Sally Grant, daughter of John Grant of Epsom. 
He was a farmer. He removed from Epsom to Stanstead, Que., 
in 1803, and settled eventually at the place now known as Libby- 
town. He died 26 June 1858, and his widow 20 Dee. 1858. They 
were both members of the F. W. Baj^tist Church. 

Children : 

1 Isaac, b. 5 June 1802 ; m. Lucy Sherborne. 

2 Hannah, b. 5 April 1800; m. Nicholas Carpenter. 

3 David C, b. 17 May 1809; m. 14 Mar. 1839, Lucinda, dau. of Cor- 

nelius Hyatt. He lives at Derby Line, Vt., and is said to have 
one daughter. 

4 Sarah, b. i811; m. Benjamin Currier. 

5 Charles Grant, b. 27 Jan 1813; m. 1st, 12 Sept. 1840, Pvelief, dau. of 

Wm. and Mehitable Dresser; (died 21 July 1855); 2d, Martha J., 
dau. of Simeon E. and Polly (Orcott) Miner of Burke, Vt. He 
is by trade a carpenter but carries on a farm and a saw and grist- 
mill. Children, by fii'st wife: 

1 Osro, b. 4 July i.841 ; d. 17 Jan. 1861. 

2 Wallace W., b. 22 July 1845; m. 28 Feb. 1878, Julia A. (Sylves- 

ter) Jones. He is a farmer. 

3 Lollow L., b. 21 Dec. 1851; m. 24 Dec. 1872, Samuel N. Blair. 

By second wife : 

4 Charles W., b. 15 June 1861. 

5 Ulysses G., b. 29 Nov. 1865. 

6 Gilman, b. 25 Dec. 1816; m. 1 Sept. 1842, Zelia, dau. of Galen and 

Lydia (Wilcox) Blodget of Ascot. His life has been divided 
between farming and milling. He lived in Waterville, Barnston, 
Kocjc Island, Forestville, Compton, Wateruille, and finally settled 
on a farm near Milby. He is a Second Adventist. Children: 

1 Carlos, b. 14 Oct 1843, in Barnston; m 28 April 1864, Abba, 

dau. of John and Caroline (Kathan) Elliot, He is a teamster 
in Coaticook. Children: 

1 Carlos Eugene, b. 2 Oct. 1866. 

2 Addie Elizabeth, b. 5 Nov. 1868. 

2 Dilevan Delanson, b. 22 Nov. 1847; d. 26 Nov. 1864. 

3 Orrock C, b. 25 Sept. 1856, in Compton; m. 13 Feb. 1878, Lenza, 

dau. of Lyman and Sarah ^Gurnsey) Aldrich of Ascot. He 
is jx fcirniGr. 

7 Olive, b. 9 May 1819; m. 5 Dec. 1843. Sylvanus Griffin. 

8 William G., b. 15 Dec. 1820; m. 28 Dec. 1847, Jane, dau. of Lemuel 

P. and Charlotte (Fletcher) Harvey of Compton. He is a farmer; 
in religion, Second Adventist. Son: 
1 Locke A., b. 13 Jime 1853; unm. He is a traveling salesman. 



136 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMEKICA. 

9 James, b. 11 March 1822; m. 1st, 16 Jan. 1846, Harriet, dan. of Wm. 
and Soplironia (Hubbard) tSpencer of Stanstead; (died 5 Dec. 
1853, at Derby Line, Vt); 2d, 6 May 1855, Sarah, dan. of Simeon 
E. and Polly (Orcott) Miner. He lived at Derby Line ten years, 
and has since lived at Libbytown in Barnston. He is a farmer, 
miller, carpenter, and postn aster. Children, by first wife: 

1 Chester, b. 11 Aug. 1848; d. 11 Feb. 1852. 

2 Hattie, b. 6 Oct. 1853; d. 5 June 1856. 

By second wiie : 

3 Freeman, b. 19 April 1858; m. 25 May 1881, Clara, dau. of Almon 

and Roanna (Danforth) Searles. 

4 Liley, b. 10 July 1860; unm. 
. 5 Lelia, b. 24 Dec. 1S63. 

6 Homer, b. 7 Nov. 1870. 

7 May, b. 2 May 1872. 

8 Alzeda, b. 31 Aug. 1875. 

6-4-5-6 

Abraham Libbt, born in Rye, N. H., 5 April 1767 ; married 
Ruth Palmee of Fayette, Me. 

He was reared in Candia, N. H., and emigrated from that place 
to tlie interior of Maine. He married in Fayette, and lived there 
until his death. In Aug. 1800, he was upset in a log canoe on 
Fayette Pond and, although an expert swimmer, became entangled 
in the lilies and was drowned. He was a Quaker, His widow 
]narried Joshua Perley, in whose family the children were brought 
up. 

They were : 

1 James, b. 20 Jan. 1797 ; m. Mary Mosher. 

2 Ruth, married Lorin Adams. 

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Isaac Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 9 Jan. 1771 ; married Ann 
Seavey of Rye. He was a farmer and always stayed on his 
father's homestead in Candia. He died 2 Jan. 1835. His widow 
died 30 Mar. 1837. 

Children : 

1 Sally, b. 9 Jan. 1794; m. 1st, John Hazeltine; 2d, Perry. 

2 Mary, b. 17 Dec. 1796; m. Enoch Worthen; d. 14 Mar. 1825.' 

3 Abigail, b. 25 Mar. 1798 ; m. Wm. Anderson ; d. 13 Mar. 1868. 

4 Maria, b. 14 July 1800; d. 21 April 1806. 

5 Anna, b. 12 April 1803; d. 14 July 1874; unm. 

6 David, b. 11 Nov. 1805; d. 3 Aug. 1839; unm. He was a farmer and 

died on the homestead. 

7 John, b. 17 Mar. 1807; m. Elizabeth Richardson of Chester. He 

worked in Boston at one time. The latter part of his life was 
spent in Deerfield, where he died in 1863. His widow died at 
Brentwood, 1879. No children. 

8 James, b. 11 June 1811; m. Betsey Crosby. 

9 Gilman, b. 23 .June 1814; m. Sallie F., dau. of Benj. and Mary Corn- 

ing of Manchester. He was a farmer and always lived in Candia. 
His farm was on High street, so called. He died 29 Jan. 1855, 
and his widow removed to Manchester. She died 7 Nov. 1872. 
Only child : 
1 Emma A., b. 11 June 1842; m. 5 July 1864, Lyman A. Dickey; 
died 14 May 1879. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 137 

6-4-5-8 

- Jacob Libbt, born in Rye, N. H., 20 Mar, 1774 ; married Polly 

King of Dresden, Me., daughter of and Prudence (XJmpsted) 

King. 

He was reared in Candia, and went from that place when a 
young man, to Maine. He was by trade both a cooper and a 
cordwainer. Upon his marriage he bought a farm in Farming- 
ton. He soon sold however, and lived in various towns until 
shortly before the war of 1812, when he bought a farm in Bel- 
mont, and from that town served thirteen months in the army. 
In 1821 he removed from Belmont to Peru, where his wife died 
2 April 1822. He soon after married Mrs. Sophia Rumfprd, and 
\ater moved to Chesterville, where he died Jan. 1836. 

Children : 

1 Prudence, b. 17 Dec. 1794, in Farmhigton; m. Wager Hopkins. 

2 Arthur King, b. 26 Jan. 1798 ; m. Betsey, dau. of .Jonatlian Frohock 

of Rehnont. He lived in Boston for about five years after his 
marriage, and then became captain of a coaster between Wool- 
wicli, Me., and Boston. 13 May 183(3, lie was knocked overboard 
by tlie foreboom of liis schooner, and drowned. His widow mar- 
ried Samuel (?) Jordan. He had no children, but adopted: 
a Cliai'les (Libby), born about 1822; became a teacher. 

3 Ezra, b. 4 March 1800, in Harlem; m. Eliza Brackett of Lincoln- 

ville. He followed tlie sea from eighteen years of age, and was 
killed by pirates when about 26. Only child: 
1 Eliza. 

4 Polly, b. 2 Aug. 1802; m. Jesse Coombs. 

5 Sarah, b. 16 Aug. 1804, in Palermo ; m. Samuel Dexter of Haver- 

hill, Mass. 

6 Sophia, b. 2 July 1806; m. Charles Blair of Woolwich. 

7 Williani King, m. Caroline Mains of Woolwich. 

8 Eoxanna, born in Montville ; died May 1877, in Eeadfield ; unm. 

9 Bethia, } twins,born 17 Dec. ) m. Elislia Harris. 
10 Maria, ) 1814, in Belmont ; ) m. John Harris. 

6-4-8-2 

Samuel Libbt, born in Rye, N. H., July 1757 ; married, 21 
Sept. 1780, Mehitable Seavey, dau. of Wm. and Ruth (Moses) 
Seavey of Rye. 

He was a cordwainer by trade, but engaged much in fishing 
and coasting voyages. During the Revolution he served a while 
in the land forces and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. He 
also went on four privateering cruises, and was twice captured. 
After the war he lived on a small place in Rye until 1807, when 
he removed to Chichester and settled on a farm. About 1834 he 
sold his farm and went to live with liis daughter Sarah in Aliens- 
town, and in 1842 went to Epsom where he ended his days with 
his daughter IS^aucy. He died 27 Feb. 1843. His widow died 9 
April 1851. 

Children, all born in Rye : 

1 Aaron Seavey, b. 10 Aug. 1781 ; d. 26 Mar. 1806, in the West Indies, 
of yellow fever. He was unmarried. 



138 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 Samuel, b. 14 Mav. 1783; d. 23 Jan. 1857, in Epsom; unm. He was 

a farmer and always lived witli his parents and sisters. 

3 Sarah, b. 15 May 178o; m. Webster Salter. 

4 William Seavey, b. 26 Feb. 1787; m. 1st, Sarah Farrington; 2d, 

Elizabeth Winfield. 

5 Nancy Griffith, b. 13 July 1789; m. Amos Davis. 

6 Hetty, bap. 3 Sept. 171)2 ; died young. 

7 Mehitable, b. 1 Feb. 1795 ; m. Caleb Pearson of Schenectady, N. Y. ; 

died 26 Sept. 1880. 

8 Ruth Moses, bap. 4 Jiuie 1797; died young. 

9 Daniel Rand, b. 28 Feb. 1800; d. 26 Sept. 1804. 

10 Richard, b. about 1802; m. Sarah T. Sanborn. He went away soon 

after his marriage and, except that he went once to the house of 
his brother in Newburg, IST. Y., was never afterward heard from. 
There was no apparent cause for his leaving and it seemed very 
strange, as he had always been a very steady young man. His 
widow lived with his father about eight years and then married 
Daniel Libby, 6-4-8-4-9. 

11 Maria, b. 1804; m. 1st, Amasa Seavey; 2d, Jonathan Brown. 



6-4-8-3 

Jethro Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 1759; married Abigail 
Libby, 6-4-4-5. 

He went to Epsom, N. H., at an early age and served his time 
with a Mr. Burbank, from whom he received, on coming of age, 
one hundred acres of hand adjoining the Deei-iiehl line. He settled 
on that land and lived there until his children were grown np, 
when he lost his property by misfortune, and was obliged to give 
up his homestead. Twenty years later it was repurchased by 
Michael M. Libby, 6-4-8-3-1-2. The remaining years of his life 
were spent in Allenstown, where his wife died in 1835, and he, 
March 1843. 

Children, all born in Epsom : 

1 David, b. 17 Dec. 1779; m. Martha Dolbeer. 

2 Levi, b. 1782; m. Abigail Farrington. 

3 Richard, b. 1784; m. Esther Langley and Abigail Chase. 

4 Sarah, died 30 Sept. 1848; unm. 

5 Ebenezer, died Jan. 1852, in Allenstown,!^. H. ; unm. He lived 

with his parents until their death, and then lived with his sis- 
ter Martha. 

6 Rachel, b. 1788; m. 1st, John Wells; 2d, William Macrillis; died 10 

June 1848. 

7 Jesse, b. 1790; m. Rachel Tandy. 

8 Ruhamah, married David Tandy; died 23 Nov. 1858. 

9 Francis, m. Anna. dau. of John P. Sanborn of Deerfield. She died 

in Deerfield. He aftei ward married again in Lisbon, N. H., and 
after a few years emigrated to Wisconsin. No children. 
10 Martha, m. George Carleton of Pembroke; died Jan. 1864, in Al- 
lenstown. 

6-4-8-4 

Richard Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 1762 ; married 16 Nov. 
1788, in Gorham, Me., Sarah Ross of North Yarmouth. 

He went with his father from Rye to Gorham, and when he was 
married settled on the fai-m now owned by Otis Purington. The 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 139 

building he at first lived in is still standing. He was a cooper by 
trade, and when he built his house, converted the first building 
into a cooper shop. He died 7 Sept. 1838. His wife died 19 
April 1833. They were both Quakers. 

Children : 

1 James, married 23 Jan. 1812, Sarah Grant of Saco. He was a 

farmer in Yarmouth Chikh-en : 

1 Susan, b. 2 June 1812; m. William Marston. 

2 Hannah K., b. 22 April 1814; m. James Flanders. 

3 Sarah Ann, b. 20 June 1816: d. Feb. 1817. 

4 Eliza Willard, b. 10 Feb. 1818; lives in Lowell, Mass.; unm. 

5 Mahala Ann, b. 16 Nov. 1820; m. Aaron Grant. 

6 Kichard, b. 17 Feb. 1823 ; died aged 20. 

7 Mary Jane, m. Joseph Grant. 

2 Walter, emigrated to New York State. 

3 Joel, b. 10 Oct. 1792 ; m. Joanna Clay and Fanny Silla. 

4 Sarah, b. 1791; d. 2-5 Mar. 18-56; unm. 

5 Hannah R., b. 1796; d. 2.5 Mar. 1877. She was never married, but 

took care of her sister Sarah and brother David, who, as well as 
Mary, were foolish. When David died, she considered her life- 
work ended, and lived only three days. After her death the 
homestead was sold. 

6 Eeuben. b. 1798; m. 20 Aug. 1822, in North Yarmouth, Olive Mars- 

ton; died 29 Oct. 1825. His widow married, 8 Oct. 1835, Jacob 
Tuttle. Children: 

1 John Marston, b. 15 Nov. 1823; d. 22 July 1824. 

2 Eeuben, died 1825, aged two months. 

7 David, d. 22 Mar. 1877. 

8 Ann, m. 18 Sept. 1834, Wm. Roberts. 

9 Daniel, b. 1804; m. Sarah T. (Sanborn) Libby, widow of Pachard 

Libby, 6-4-8-2-10; died 10 July 1857. His widow died 27 Nov. 
1867. 

10 Mary, b. 30 Sept. 1808; d. 6 May 1824. 

11 Amos, m. 1 Dec. 1831, Anue T. Roberts. He settled in Hlinois, 

where, it is said, he married again. 



6-4-8-5 

Reuben Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 1763 ; married, 11 Sept. 
1794, Abigail Ikish, daughter of Thomas and Delilah (Skillings) 
Irish of Gorham. 

He was carried by his father to Gorham, Me., where he grew 
up. He learned the trade of shoemaker, and always worked at it. 
He lived on what is now part of the farm of Isaac Johnson. He 
died young, 15 Oct. 1807, and the family was broken up. His 
widow died with her son Samuel, 14 Ajnil 1856. 

Children : 

1 Jane, m. 15 Jan. 1818, .Jacob Irish. 

2 Ann, m. Benj. Burnal of Baldwin. 

3 Thomas, b. 1798; m. Nancy Hilborn. 

4 Samuel, b. 5 Oct. 1799; m. Sally Libby, 10-5-4-1-1-3. 

5 Asa, m. 1st, Abigail Douglass; 2d, Mary Kennison. 

6 Mary, b. 1805; d. 12 April 1825. 

7 Delilah, b. 16 April 1807 ; m. 27 Nov. 1827, Hanson Newcomb. 



140 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

6-4-8-9 

Isaac Libby, born in Gorliam, Me., 27 June 1776 ; nmrried 
Rebecca Crockett, daughter of Pelatiah Crockett of Gorham. 

He lived in Pownal after marriage, until 1810, when he moved 
to Albion, and thence, about 1822, to Thorndike, where he lived 
a long time. His last years were spent in Troy, where he died 
28 Feb. 1855. He was a farmer and miller. His wife died iu 
Thorndike, 1822. 

Children : 

1 Anna, b. 23 Oct. 1799; m. 1st, James Arlin; 2d, Wm. Parker; 3d, 

Daniel Denico; d. Sept. 1864. 

2 Mary, b. 20 June 1801; m. 1st, Ezekiel Wyman; 2d, Amos Potter. 

3 Betsey, b. 22 June 1803; m. 1st, Henry Johnson; 2d, Chandler 

Hopkins. 

4 Clement Phinney, b. 8 May 1805 ; m. Caroline Cottle. 

5 Ebenezer, b. 19 Aug. 1808; died aged tlu'ee years. 

6 Charles, b. 2 Jan. 1811; m. 1st, Olive Cottle, sister of his brother's 

wife; 2d, ; died in Winona, Minn., 2 Mar. 1866. Children, 

by first wife : 

1 Osman, died in Knox; unm. 

2 Esther, died in Knox ; unm. 

3 Charles N., born in Bucksport. 

4 Levi, born in Newbury. 

By second wife: 



6-4-8-12 

John Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 22 Jan. 1784; married, 
Joanna Baker, dau. of Samuel and Deborah (Farnham) Baker 
of Albion, Me. 

He left Gorham, a young man, and settled in Albion, on a farm. 
He was also a shoemaker. He died very suddenly, in his pasture, 
26 April 1822. His widow died 13 April 1869, in Winn. They 
were members of the Baptist church. 

Children, all born in Albion : 

1 Harriet B., b. 23 July 1812; m. 23 Nov. 1837, Wm. S. Phillips, now 

of Winn; died 23 June 1879. Children: 

1 Rufus B. (Phillips), b. 27 Jan. 1839; d. 16 Sept. 1840. 

2 George P. (Phillips), b. 1.5 March 1841; m. 1st, Cynthia D. Ly- 

ons ; 2d, Cynthia S. Carey. 

3 Harriet W. (Phillips), b. 4 March 1844; m. Daniel W. Stratton. 

4 Sarah C. (Phillips), b. 23 Jan. 1849; m. Isaac Smart. 
' 5 Benjamin C. (Phillips), b. 11 Jan. 1854. 

2 Olivia B., b. 25 Oct. 1815; m. Isaac W. Blenis. 

3 Jane, b. 28 May 1818; m. 28 May 18:38, in Vassalborough, Me., Ira 

R. Hodges. They cleared a farm in Winslow, where they lived 
until her death, 10 May 1872. Children: 

1 Addie B. (Hodges), b. 4 Nov. 18:39; m. 23 Sept. 1866, Philip W. 

Day. 

2 Julia M. (Hodges), b. 7 April 1842; m. 5 March 1873, Horace M. 

Priest. 

3 Mary J. (Hodges), b. 6 March 1845; m. 27 Nov. 1867, Homer 

Proctor. 

4 Augusta H. (Hodges), b. 27 Aug. 1847. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 141 

5 Hem-y A. (Hodges), b. 2 June 1851 ; m. 31 March. 18*73, Lucretia 

L. Hevrick, Benton, Me. 

6 Annie O. (Hodges), b. 9 June 18.53. 

7 Flora E. (Hodges), b. 22 June 1856. 

8 Abbie E. (Hodges), b. 28 Jan. 1859; m. 16 June 1881, Fred A. 

Bisco; lives in Leicester, Mass. 

9 Ida R. (Hodges), b. 27 Sept. 18(31. 

4 Ju.lia B., b. 5 Oct. 1820; m. Benj. Cloutman. 

6-4-8-13 

Benjamin Libbt, born in Gorham, Me., 4 May 1786 ; married 
Peiscilla Clay, dau. of Thomas and Ruth (Gammon) Clay of 
Gorham. 

He was a farmer and cooper. He served one year in the war 
of 1812, and after his return settled in Gray. He lived there four 
years and then settled in Albanv, where he lived until his death, 
10 Oct. 1868. His wife died 17 Sept. 1854. 

Children : 

1 Ruth C, b. 31 Oct. 1818, in Gray; m. Walter Libby, 6-4-8-4-3-1. 

2 William Clay, b. 5 Mar. 1820; m. 31 Mar. 1843, Jerusha F., dau. of 

Jacob and Lydia (Shedd) Bancroft of Norway, Me. He had his 
father's homestead farm, and after liis death sold it and moved 
to South Paris, where he lias since lived. Children: 

1 Jacob B., b. 29 June 1845; d. 15 May 1854. 

2 Isaac A., b. 18 Aug. 1847; d. 20 Sept. 1867. 

3 William Henry, b. 7 Nov. 1849; m. 28 Oct. 1876, Mary E., dau. 

of Robert and Lucy P. (Miner) Wheeler of Rhode Island. 
He is a locksmith. Child : 
1 Ethel B., b. 29 April 1878. 

4 Almira A., b. 7 July 1853; m. 1 Jan. 1881, William H. Harding 

of Andover. 

5 Mehitable A., b. 24 April 1858; d. 28 April 1863. 

6 Reuben A., b. 3 Oct. 1861; d. 7 May 1863. 

7 Lydia E., b. 31 Mar. 1865. 

3 Benjamin, b. 1 Mar. 1822; m. 12 Nov. 1851, Dorothy Bancroft, sister 

of his brother's wife. He lived in Albany twelve years after his 
marriage and then moved to Earlville, 111., where he died in less 
than a year, 7 Dec. 1862, and his wife, 1 Mar. 1863. Children : 

1 Edwin, b. 29 May 1850; d. 11 June 1875, in Paw Paw, 111. ; unm. 

2 Emma, b. 15 July 18.52; unm. She lives in Marlborough, Mass., 
and is known as Emma Tripp. 

3 Edgar L., b. 14 July 1854; unm. 

4 Mary M., b. 24 June 1856; m, 21 Sept. 1876, Albro Barber of 
Port Byron, 111. 

5 Florence A., b. : 4 March 1859; unm. 

6 Walter A., b. 16 March 1861; is called Cory, the name of the 
man who broi ght him up. 

4 Joanna Clay, b. 9 May 1826; m. 30 June 1878, Isaiah Dorr of Can- 
ton, Me. 

5 Reuben, b. 10 Feb. 1828; d. 29 April 1864; unm, 

6-6-1-2 

Jacob Libby, born probably in Epsom, N, H,, 1747 ; married 
Unity Parker of Anna] olis, N. S. 

He went with his fatht r from Epsom to Machias, Me., and was 
one of the original proiDrietors of that township. He served in the 



142 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Revolution, under Gen. Obrian of Machias, and after the war be- 
came one of the first settlers of St. Stephen, N. B. He was a farm- 
er, and lived at St. Stephen, on the land afterward occupied by 
liis sons James and William. He died in 1805, of small pox, 
caused by a careless physician throwing virus into his face. His 
widow died about 1824. 

Children ; all born in St. Stephen : 

1 Jacob, b. 1 Aug. 1785; m. Elizabeth Dowdall. 

2 James, b. 5 Nov. 1788 ; m. Levina .Styles. 

3 Maltha, married in St. Stephen, William Andrews. 

4 Abigail, married John Hanson in St Stejihen. 

5 Sarah, married Stephen Hanson of St. Stephen. 

6 Elizabeth, m. 1st, Prescott; 2d, Proctor Felton; d. in Boston, 

Mass. 

7 Mary Simpson, m. Wm. Hanson of St. Stephen. 

8 William P., married Lucy Crocker of St. Stephen. 

9 Hannah, m. Matthew Burns ; d. at Fredericton. 
10 Susan, m. Moses Akerly ; d. at Fredericton. 

6-6-1-5 

Ebe]s" Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., about 1760; married 
Lydia Young of Gouldsborough, Me. 

He was four years old when his father removed to Machias, and 
19 when they settled in St. Stephen, where there were at that 
time only five families. He became a farmer and took up 200 
acres of land in what is now the heart of the town, but afterward 
exchanged for the land in the country now occupied by his son 
Stephen. He died Sept. 1818, and his widow", July 1843. 

Cliildren : 

1 Samuel, b. Feb. 1785; died Feb. 1867; unmarried. 

2 Asa, b. 8 Aug. 1786; m. Abigail Cutler Stone. 

3 Elizabeth, m. 1st, Emerson ; 2d, Jellison Hall ; died 1879. 

4 Lydia, died aged nine years. 

5 Mabel, died young. 

6 William, died yoirng. 

7 Sarah, married Moses Aldrich. 

8 Eben, b. 1794; died Feb. 18.54; unmarried. 

9 Temperance, married William Hamon; is living. 

10 Stephen R., b. 12 Jan. 1800; m. Mary Hanson. 

11 William, b. 1802; died Sept. 1854; unm. 

12 Mary, b. 1810; m. 1st, Capt. David Williams; 2d, Abram Marks. 

6-6-10-2 

Joseph Libby, born in Rye, N. II., 10 Nov. 1765 ; married, 12 
Feb. 1789, Deborah Rand, daughter of Joseph and Deborah 
(Seavey) Rand of Rye. 

In his eirly years he was a sailor. Soon after his father left 
Rye, Josepli removed his residence to New Castle, and about 
1799 removed thence to Chester, N. II. In 1805 he went from 
Chester, and settled in that ]»art of Gilmanton which is now Gil- 
ford. There he lived until his death, 21 Oct. 1837. His widow 
died 17 March 1849, in Holderness. 



THE FIFTH GEICEKATION. 143 

Children : 

1 Mary, b. 28 Sept. 1780, in Rye; m. 1st, Abraham Folsom; 2cl, Brad- 

street Gilinan; died 12 May 18(55. 

2 Joseph, b. 19 Oct. 1791; m. Meliitable C. Rand. 

3 Benjamin, b. 27 July 1796, in New Castle; m. Ilueney Robinson. 

4 Elias, b. 17 March 1802, in Chester; m. Jemima Rand and Clarissa 

F. Davis. 

5 Sally, b. 30 July 1805. in Gilford; died very young. 

6 Abram, b. 17 April 1809 ; m. Dorcas Hibbard. 

6-6-10-5 

Capt. Jacob Libby, born in Kye, N. H., 19 Dec. 1770 ; mar- 
ried, 12 Sept. 1793, Mary Briokett, daughter of Bernard and 
Mary (Hall) Brickett of Chester, now Auburn, N. H. 

He was a carpenter by trade. He left home at an early age, 
and went to Candia, where, by his industry and good management, 
he became possessed of a good farm and a handsome property. 
He held many positions of trust. He died 9 June 1849. His 
wife died 3 May 1845. 

Children, all born in Candia : 

1 Josiah B., b. 27 Dec. 1794; m. Sallie Robie. 

2 Mary, b. 9 Dec. 1798; m. 20 Nov. 1849, Abram L. Morrison of Til- 

ton, N. H. 

3 Barnard, b. 11 July 1801; d. 4 May 1849; num. He alvpays lived at 

home. 

4 Sarah A., b. 2(3 Feb. 1804; m. 8 Oct. 1823, Levi Barker, who died in 

Candia, 20 March 1876. Children : 

1 Abraham L. (Barker), b. 19 Feb. 1824; m. 1st, Mary D. Har- 

rington; 2d, Achsah Hadley. 

2 Mary B. (Barker), b. 1 Oct. 1826; m. 3 May 1849, JohnH. Smith. 

3 Sarah A. (Barker), b. 8 March 1830; m. 29 April 1848, Gilman 

C. Lary. 

4 Jacob L. (Barker), b. 15 Aug. 1833; m. 7 July 1859, Miranda L. 

Barker. 

5 Josiah B. (Barker), b. 12 Sept. 1837; m. 18 April 1863, Anna M. 

Wason. 

6 Levi (Barker), b. 1 April 1843; m. 9 May 1867, Flora A. Libby, 

6.(3-10-5-1-1-1. 

7 Martha E. (Barker), b. 8 Oct. 1845; m. 16 Jan. 1867, Harry H. 

Melendy. 

5 Eleanor, b. 13 Jan. 1810 ; m. Isaiah Fogg. 

6-6-10-6 

Elias Tarlton Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 6 Sept. 1773; mar- 
ried 7 Aug. 1795, Phebe Denis'ett, daughter of Ephraim (?) and 
Jane (Boyd) Dennett of Portsmouth. 

He was a tailor by trade, but purchased the Globe Tavern, in 
Portsmouth Plains, and afterward kept a house of entertainment, 
aud also raised garden stuff for the Portsmouth mai-ket. He was 
V. S. deputy marshal under Gen. McCleary of Epsom. He died 
1 Aug. 1835, and his widow 12 July 1856. 

Children : 

1 Mary Tarlton, b. 6 May 1796; m, 1st, 3 Nov. 1814, Capt. Sam'l Star- 
bird; 2d, Joseph Dennett; d. 23 April 1860. 



144 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 George D., b. 1797. He followed the sea. He married in Liver- 
pool, Eng. , the mistress of a boarding-house for American officers, 
and died in 1837, leaving a son two years old. 

6-6-10-7 

Abraham Libby, born in Rye, N. H., 10 Feb. 1777 ; married 
first, 21 Oct. 1800, Betsey Hill of Candia, N. II. ; (died 21 May 
1824) ; second, 12 May 1825, Miss Susan Moore; (died 8 April 
1827); third, 22 Jan. 1829, Betsey Whittier; (died 29 May 
1857.) 

He learned the trade of carpenter in Candia, and upon liis mar- 
riage, removed to Montville, Me., whence, in 1801, he settled in 
Belfast, where he Avas a highly respected citizen until his death, 
16 Nov. 1858. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Sallie, b. 6 Aug. 1801 ; died in infancy. 

2 David, b. 16 Sept. 1803; m. Mary (Batson) Glosson. 

3 Clarissa H., b. 5 Sept. 180-5; m. 3 Dec. 1835, Capt. D. D. Pinkham. 

4 Susan H., b. 16 April 1807; m. 1st, 7 Dec. 1825, Capt. James W. 

Brown; (died in Cuba); 2d, 26 De©. 1S30, Samuel S. Burd. 

5 John Connor, b. 12 July 1808; m. Angeline E. Steele. 

6 Elias L., b. 14 Jan. 1810; m. 30 Dec. 1835, Nancy A. Patterson; was 

lost with schooner Eodney (of which he was captain) in Barn- 
stable Bay, Mass , 5 Nov. 1840. His widow married, 23 Feb. 
1845, Ebenezer Koberts of Hingham, Mass. Children : 

1 Helen Leavitt, b. 17 Oct. 1836; d. 21 May 1843. 

2 Mary Augusta, b. 29 Mar. 1841 ; m. 16 May 1869, Orren Brews- 

ter Sears; died 20 Jan. 1870. She was a member of the 
Methodist C'hurch. 

7 Samuel H.. b. 12 June 1812; m. 31 Dec. 1835, Mary Elizabeth, dan. 

of William and Mary (Davis) Greely of Belfast; started for Cali- 
fornia 16 Mar. 1848. and has not been heard from since. His 
Avidow lives in Rockland. Children : 

1 Henry Oliver, b. 30 Nov. 1837; d. 27 Jan. 1865, at St. Thomas, 

of yellow fever; mim. 

2 M;iy Ella, b. 6 May 1844; m. 23 Mar. 1870, George Elliot of 

Thomaston. 

3 Abram, b. 5 June 1847; d. 28 Sept. 1848. 

8 Alfred Johnson, b. 28 Sept. 1819; m. 11 April 1848, Elizabeth J., 

dau. of Capt. Joseph and Hannah (Perry) Mitchell of Kittery, 
Me. He began the cabinet-maker's trade with his brother John, 
but was dissatisfied and adopted the calling of house-carpenter, 
in which he continued until his death, 27 April 1875. His widow 
lives with her daughter in Chelsea, Mass. Children: 

1 Fred M., b. 17 Jan. 1849, in Roxbury, Mass.; m. 27 Sept. 1881, 

Josephine Crosby, dau. of John and Mary Ann (Fischer) 
Schaffner of Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was a clerk in Boston 
some years, and then Avent west, locating at Stormville, Miss. 
He has served there as justice of the peace, levee commission- 
er, representative to the state legislature, and county treas- 
urer. He is now a successful cotton planter. 

2 Jennie L., b. 17 Jan. 1853, in Belfast; m. 2 Sept. 1875, Frank 

Charland Pitcher of Belfast, now in business in Boston. 
Child : 
1 Mabel Storm (Pitcher), b. 8 Oct. 1879. 

By third wife : 

9 Betsey H., b. 27 Dec. 1830; m. Benj. Clark of Auburn. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 145 

6-6-10-9 

Benjamin Libby, born in 11} e, N. II., 20 June 1782 ; mamed 
Rhoda Wilkinson, daughter of Benning and Deborah (Langiey) 
Wilkinson of Gilford. 

He learned the trade of tailor in Portsmouth and afterward 
lived in Gilford where most of his children were born. He re- 
moved to Gilmanton in 1822, and soon after bought a farm, still 
woi'king at his trade from house to house. In 1883 he sold liis 
homestead. He died in Laconia 4 Sept. 1868. His wife died 10 
Feb. 1866. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 4 Aug. 1807, in Gilford; in. 3 April 1843, Ebenezer 

Varney. 

2 Jacob, b. 9 April 1809 ; m. Harriet Wadleigh. 

3 George W., b. 19 May 1811; m. Sally W., dau. of Benjamin and 

Polly (Chase) Sanborn of Meredith; died 10 May 1833, in Bel- 
mont. He was a farmer. His widow married Alvali Graves of 
Meredith. Only child: 
1 Mary O., b. 18 Dec. 1833; m. Lawrence Dow. 

4 Polly, b. 15 April 1813; m. Michael Lovin; d. 18 April 1868, in Gor- 

bam, jST. H. 

5 John G., b. 16 Mar. 1818; m. Eliza, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Wil- 

kinson) Fogg of New Hampton. He was for many years a rail- 
road conductor, and afterward ran a stationary engine. He lived 
in Laconia, N. H., many years, and then moved to the vicinity of 
Boston. He died 28 July 1880; a member of the F. W. Baptist 
Church. Childreu : 

1 Martha E., ) twins, born ) died aged 2 years. 

2 Margaret E., ) 18 Aug. 1841; ( died aged 19 years. 

6 Sarah L., b. 19 May 1822, in Gilmanton; m. Aug. 1848, Geo. W. 

Eowe ; d. 18 Sept. 1864. 

7 Benjamin Crockett, b. 15 Jan. 1826; m. 13 May 1848, Juliet Smith, 

dau. of Nicholas Gilman and Shuah P. (Richardson) Dudley of 
Gilmanton. He was a farmer in Laconia and Candia until 1857, 
when he removed to Boston, where he has since been a teamster. 
Children: 

1 Francis Leroy, b. 22 July 1849, in Laconia; m. 26 Nov. 1872, 

Margaret, dau. of Henry Hartmeyer of Boston. He is a 
teamster. Children : , 

1 Mary Frances, b. 19 April 1874. 

2 Emma Louisa, b. 11 Aug. 1876. 

3 Jennie Ferson, b. 15 Oct. 187*. 

4 William Henry, b. 26 Feb. 1881. 

2 Emma Augusta, b. 6 Oct. 1850, in Candia; m. 5 Jvme 1869, John 

H. Morse. 

3 Edward Herman, b. 11 Jan. 1853, in Laconia; unm. He is a 

dry goods salesman in New York <_ ity. 

4 Florence Josephine, b. 18 Jan. 1855; m. 2 Aug. 1873, Chaney R. 

Emmons. 

5 Jessie b'remont, b. 4 April 1857; m. 28 June 1873, Wm. H. 

Clifford. 

6 Horace Dudley, b. 7 May 1859, in Boston; umn. 

7 Lewis Benjamin, b. 6 July 1861. 

8 Mabel Jenkins, b. 28 March 1864. 

9 Charles Luville, b. 26 Sept. 1870. 

9-5-4-2 

Reuben Fogg, born 9 Dec. 1746, in Scarborough ; married^ 12 



146 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Dec. 1769, Ehoda Moody. He was a farmer, and occupied his 
father's homestead. 

ChiMren : 

1 Jacob (Foffg), b. 11 Feb. 1771 ; m. Sally Libby, 5-2-3-2. 

2 Polly (Fo<jg), b. 27 Jiily 1779; died young. 

3 EhodalFosg). b. 20 JSTov. 1785; m. 7 July 1805, Capt. Hosea Har- 

ford of Portland. 

4 Keuben (Fogg), b. 16 July 1788; d. aged 15. 

5 Mary (Fogg), b. 2 Sept. 1792; m. 15'Dec. 1815, Capt. Ebenezer An- 

drews. 
G Sophia (Fogg), b. 1 July 1796; m. John Billings of Saco. 

9-6-6-4 

Abker Fogg, horn in Scarborough, 20 Nov. 1766 ; married, 26 
June 1794, Anka Plummer. 

He lived on his father's homestead, a farmer. His death oc- 
curred 29 Aug. 1847. 

Children : 

1 Abner (Fogg), b. 10 Jan. 1796; d. 1 July 1853; imm. 

2 Mary (Fogg), b. 13 Nov. 1797; d. 9 Jan. 1845; unm. 

3 Catherine (Fogg), b. 28 Sept. 1798; m. Deacon James Small. [See 

Small, page 32.] 

4 Sewall (Fogg), b. 1800; m. 28 Nov. 1827, Eliza Harmon. He occu- 

pied the homestead farm. Children, among others: 

1 William (Fogg), occupies part of the homestead farm. 

2 Sarah H. (Fogg), m. Robert Libby, l()-l-(3-4-2-3. 

3 John (Fogg), lives on part of the homestead. 

9-9-9-6 

William Fogg, born in EUot, Me., 3 Nov. 1790; married, 16 
June 1821, Betsey Deed Hill, born 9 Aug. 1790, daughter of 
Samut'l and Kebekah Hill. She died 24 Jan. 1846. lie then 
married, 30 Aug. 1840, Mehital;)le Plummer Moody, daughter of 
Bradstreet Moody, Esq., of Sanbornton, N. H. 

He resided on part of his father's homestead. He was deeply 
interested in genealogy, and prepared accounts of nearly all the 
families that lived in Eliot. He filled repeatedly the highest 
offices in the gift of his townsmen. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 infant son, born and died 16 May 1822. 

2 Ann Kebekah (Fogg), b. 12 Jan. 1824; d. 10 Aug. 1843; unm. 

3 John Samuel Hill (Fogg), [m.d.], b. 21 May 1826; married, 11 

Jidy 1850, Sarah F. Gordon of South IJerwick. She died 21 Mar. 
ISTl. He married second, 2 April 1872, Mary Griselda, dau. of 
Eev. Joseph H. Clinch. He "graduated at Bowdoiu College, 1846, 
and at the Boston Medical School, 1850. He resides in South 
Boston. Children: 

1 William .John Gordon (Fogg), b. 7 Aug. 1851; graduated from 

Harvard College in 1873, and from the Harvard Medical 
School in 1876. 

2 Charles Joseph (Fogg), b. 29 Oct. 1853; d. 22 Jan. 18.56. 

3 Francis Joseph (Fogg), b. 4 Aug. 1857; d. 10 Mar. 1871. 

4 Joseph William (Fogg), b. 18 Feb. 1829; d. 2 Mar. 1829. 

6 William Ansyl (Foggj, b. 31 May 1832. 



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THE FIFTH GENERATION. 147 

10-1-2-2 

Reuben Libbt, born in Scarborough, in 1745 ; married Re- 
becca Weston, daughter of Josiah and Phebe (Parker) Weston 
of Fahnouth. Rebecca Weston was one of the heroic women 
who carried ammunition to Machias, during the attack of the 
English. The distance they carried it was about 16 miles, through 
unbroken woods, with only spotted trees to guide them. 

Reuben Libby was about 18 when his father went wdth his fam- 
ily to Machias. He grew up there, and when he was married, 
settled in what is now Jonesborough, and cleared him a farm on 
the south side of Chandler's River. There he died, July 1833. 
His wife died July 1819. 

Children : 

1 Eeuben, b. 17 April 1776; m. Martha Farnsworth. 

2 Eebecca, b. 22 Dec. 1777; m. July 1823, as second wife, Joseph 

Whitney. She had no children, and died 25 June 18G8. 

3 Eunice, b. 19 Dec. 1779; d. 4 Aug. 1782. 

4 Josiah, b. 1(5 Mar. 1781 ; m. Jane Libby, 10-1-2-3-3. 

5 Mary, b. 28 Jan. 1783; m. 5 June 1S03, Josepli Whitney; died Oct. 

1822. Children : 

1 Kuth E. (Whitney), b. 1805; m. 1st, Cliarles E. Diisko; 2d, 

Greeulief Watts. 

2 Eebecca (Whitney), b. 1807; lives in Macliias. 

3 John H. (Whitney), b. 1810; m. Clarissa Meserve. 

4 George E. (Whitney), b. 1813; m. Martha Noyes. 

5 Eunice E. (Wliitney), b. 1816; m. Sylvauus .Jenkins. 

6 Ephraim (Wliitney), b. 1819; m. Maria Wakefield. 

7 Mary (Whitney), b. 1822; m. 1st, Ephraim Costhell; 2d, James 

Lawrence. 

6 Joseph, b. 9 Dec. 1784; m. Hannah Farnsworth. 

7 Nathan, b. 20 May 1787; m. Sibyl Farnsworth. 

8 Hannah, b. 1 April 1789; m. 10 Nov. 1811, Samuel Maddocks; died 

1 April 1840. He died 25 July 1842. Children: 

1 Louise (Maddocks), b. 1813; m. Charles Ayers. 

2 Abigail (Maddocks), b. 1816; died 1835. 

3 Eeuben L. (Maddocks), m. Louisa More; d. 1843. 

4 Horatio G. N. (Maddocks), b. 1819; d. 1839. 

5 Nathan L. (Maddocks), b. 1820, d. 1842. 

6 Joel (Maddocks), m. Louisa, widow of his brother Eeuben. 

7 Amanda (Maddocks), b 1824; d. 1840. 

8 Alpheus S. C. (Maddocks), b. 1826. 

9 Susan F. (Maddocks), b. 1828; m. Thomas Berry. 

10 Hannah (Maddocks), b. 1831. 

11 Almeua (Maddocks), b. 1833; m. Albee Sliorey. 

9 Eunice, b. 25 June 1791 ; m. 20 April 1812, William Kilton; d. Aug. 

1867. He died 12 March 1834. Children: 

1 Louvisa (Kilton), b. 1812; m. Henry Kaler. 

2 Lucinda (Kilton), b. 1814; m. Levi Hrigham. 

3 Diadem (Kilton), b. 1817; m. Wm. Foster. 

4 Fannie Weston (Kilton), b. 1820; m. Smith. 

5 Amasa D. (Kilton), b. 1822; m. Eebecca Johnson. 

6 Euth K. (Kilton), b. 1825; m. John Nichols. 

7 Benjamin (Kilton), supposed to have died at sea. 

8 Melinda S. (Kilton), m. Dixon. 

10-1-2-3 

Joseph Libbt, born in Scarborough, 1747 ; married Jane Cole. 
He was carried to Machias when a boy, and there grew up to 



148 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

iiianliood. He was one of the company that captured the Mar- 
garetta- in the tirst naval engagement of tlie Ilevohition. He af- 
terward settled in Harrington. "He farmed it some, and hunt- 
ed some, and gunned some." He died 15 Nov. 184-i, aged 97 
years and 8 months. His wife died 28 Nov. 1836. 

Children, all born in Harrington : 

1 Mary, m. Epliraim White. 

2 Rebecca, m. Joseph Larrabee. 

8 Jane, b. 30 Dec. 17S3 (?j; m. Josiah Libby, 10-1-2-2-4. 

4 Job, b. oO Dec. 1783; m. Rebecca Mitchell. 

5 Eliza, b. 1) Mar. 1785; m. Icliabod Colson. 

6 H.inuah, m. Fellows Whitney. 

7 Epliraim, b. 2t) Jan. 17U4; m. Sally McCasliu. 

8 ytephen, m. Abigail Webb. 

9 Abigail, m. Wm. Crockett, 1821. 



10-1-2-4 

Elijah Libby, born in Scarborough, 1748 ; married, 10 Sept. 
1788, Maky Deessee. She died and he married second, her sis- 
ter, MiNDWELL Deessee. 

It is not certain that he Avent to Machias with his father ; yet 
it is probable that he did, and that when he arrived at manhood, 
he returned to the locality of his birth. He settled first on a farm 
in the upper jjart of Saco, and for many years tended tlie None- 
such gristmill. He afterward settled on a farm in Buxton, and 
there died, 22 Feb. 1825. His wife died soon after. 

Children, all by wife Mary : 

1 Elias, b. 22 June 1784; m. Martha Bradbury. 

2 D;iniel, b. 21 Mar. 1788; m. Mary Libby, 10-1-8-4-3. 

3 Richard, b. 17yi ; m. Lucy Libby, 10-1-0-7-0. 

4 Daughter, died in iuiaucy. 

10-1-2-6 

JosiAH Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 Feb. 1758; married 26 
Nov. 1778, Saeah Holmes, heir and probably daughter of Benja- 
min Holmes of Machias. 

He grew up in Machias and became a famner. His farm was 
that alterward occu})ied by his son Luther. He took part in the 
capture of the Margaretta and it is said that he fired the first shot. 
He died 11 April 1828. His wife died 7 Nov. 1824. 

Children, all born in Machias, now Machiasport : 

1 Elijah, b. 14 iSept. 1779; d. 13 Nov. 1867; unm. 

2 Lytlia, b. 19 Dec. 1780; m. 12 Oct. 1798, John Seavey; died 1-5 Dec. 

l»4i. 

3 Thomas, b. 24 April, 1782; was drowned. He was married but so 

far us is known had no children. 

4 Susan E., b. 10 June 1(64; m. VVni. Meservcy; d. 12 May 1874. 

5 Hannah, b. 15 July 1784 (Vj; d. IbUl, in St. George. 

6 William, b. 9 Sept. 1780; died in inlaucy. 

7 Luther C, b. 4 July 1790; m. Mary McCalab. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 149 

10-1-2-7 

Nathan Libby, born in Scarborougli, 1759 ; married, 1789, 
Polly Larrabee, daughter of Isaac and Deborah (Larrabee) 
Larrabee of Machias. [See p. 41.] He was a farmer in Machias, 
now Machiasjiort. 

Children, all born there : 

1 Hannah, m. John Larrabee. 

2 Deborah, m. John Dowlnig. 

3 Philip, m. Betsey Larrabee. 

4 Otis, b. 1800; m. Phebe (Smith. 

5 William, b. May 1802; m. Betsey Smith. 

6 Olive, m. Turner Dowling. 

7 Sarah, ni. Daniel Larrabee. 

8 Susan, m. Frank Bryant. 

10-1-5-5 

David Libby, born in Scarborough, 31 Aug. 1755; married, 23 
Jan. 17.S3, Abigail Fitts, heir and jn-obably daugliter of Eben- 
ezer Fitts of Machias, born 31 Oct. 17U3. 

He settled on Pk-^asant Point, on the east side of Machias River. 
The farm is still occujjied by his descendants. He died 21 Dec. 
1833. His widow died in April, 1841. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug. 1783; m. John Burnham. 

2 Mary, b. 2 May 1785; m. Wm. Holway. 

3 Ebenezer, b. 27 May 1787 ; m. Parmeia Andrews. 

4 Mariner, b. 3 Aug. 1789; m. Susannah Burnham. 

5 Anna, b. 25 Aug. 1791; m. James Eliot. 

6 David, b. 1 Sept. 1793 ; d. 17 Oct. 1832 ; unm. 

7 Phineas, b. 18 Dec. 1795; m. Nancy Grover. 

8 Abigail D., b. 2 Feb. 1798; m. Charles Emerson. 

9 George, b. 2 Mar. 1802; lives on the homestead; unm. 
10 Susnn P., b. 14 May 1805; m. Elisha Hanscom. 

10-1-5-6 

Obadtah Libby, born in Scarborougli, 1757 ; married 30 Aug. 
1785, Mary Hill. He w^as a farmer in Machias and lived on tlie 
farm now occupied by Cai)t. Stephen Small. He died about 
1847. His wife died 28 Nov. 1840. 

Children : 

1 Timothy, b. 3 April 1786; m. 1811, Mrs. Susan Batman, dau. of John 
and Jane Mitchell of Harrington. He was a sailor and died 25- 
Oct. 1873. His wife died 22 Oct. 1847. Children: 

1 Kebecca, b. 15 Oct. 1819; m. Larrabee. 

2 Nancy, b. 19 .Jan. 1821; m. Horace Foster. Children: 

1 Francis (Foster), b. 1 Aug. 1842; m. Almira Ackley. 

2 Sarah (Foster), b. Nov."l843; m. Rice. 

3 Mary E. (Foster), b. 20 Oct. is45; m. Albee. 

4 Horace (Foster), b. 18 Sept. 1847; d. 28 Feb. 1849. 

5 Susan (Foster), b. 11 Nov. 1849; m. Rice. 

6 Lewis (Foster), b. 18 Nov. 1851 ; m. Nettie A. Smith. 

7 Samuel (Foster), b. 27 Nov. 1853; d. same day. 
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150 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

8 Annie (Foster), h. 27 Sept. 1855; m. Flynn. 

9 Prose M. (Foster), b. 7 Aug. 1^57. 

10 Olive (Foster), b. 7 Jan. 18(30; in. Clark. 

3 Mary Jane, b. 25 Dec. 1825; d. 5 Aug. 1829. 

2 Enoch, b. 15 Sept. 1788; m. Kebecca Laxrabee. 

3 Sarah, b. 14 Feb. 1792; m. 10 June 1818, James C. Fletcher. 

4 Mary. b. 5 Feb. 1795; m. Moses Pettigrove, 

5 Martha, b. 27 Dec. 1799; m. Benj. Rice; d. 19 April 1841, 

6 William, b. 6 July 1804; died young. 



10-1-5-7 

Daniel Libbt, born in Scarborough, about 1763 ; married Han- 
nah Eastman, daughter of and Margaret (Bryant) Eastman 

of Machias, whither he was carried in infancy by his fatlier. He 
was a farmer, and lived in that part of Macliias Avhich is now Ma- 
chiasport. He died April, 1844, and his widow 22 May 1866. 

Chihlren : 

1 Esther, b. 28 Dec. 1800; m. Aug. 1820, George Hadley; died 15 

Aug. 1859. 

2 Lydia, b. 13 Nov. 1802; d. 13 July 1879. 

3 Joanna, b. 3 Dec. 1804; m. 1st, 2 April 1831, Nathaniel Holmes; 2d, 

P. Babb. 

4 Daniel, b. 27 July 1807 ; m. Lucy S. Huntley. 

5 Betsey, b. 22 Aug. 1809. 

6 Hannah, ra. Winkworth S. Allen; died Feb. 1844. 

7 William B., [Capt.], b. 19 Oct. 1813; m. 28 Jan. 1847, Margaret, 

dan. of Wm. M. and Lydia (Holmes) Fletcher of Crawford. His 
wife died in Machiasport, 23 Sept. 1858, and he in East Machias, 
25 Oct. 1868. Children: 

1 Juliette F., b. 3 Dec. 1848; m. Arthur Gadcomb; died 26 Oct. 

1875. 

2 Ella B., b. 26 April 1850. 

3 Melville O., b. 14 Dec. 1852. 

4 Corris Ann, b. 2 Oct. 1854; married in Canton, Mass., 

Nelson, 

8 Sarah, m. 1st, Benj. Shaw; 2d, Rev. Stone. 

9 Catherine B., b. July, 1823; m. Winkworth S. Allen. 



10-1-6-4 

Robert Libby, born in Scarborough, 1757 ; married, 9 Sept, 
1787, Hannah Prout. She died 9 Nov, 1791, He then mar- 
ried, 12 June 1792, Rebecca Trickey, 10-8-4-3, 

After his fii'st marriage he lived in a part of the house of his 
father-in-law, on Front's Neck, He subsequently settled on the 
farm now occupied by Robert Libby, 10-1-6-4-2-3, He died 29 
May 1835, His widow died 15 Oct. 1840. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Oliver, b. 6 Mar, 1790; was non compos mentis; died 28 Mar. 1834. 

By second wife: 

2 Shirley, b. 2 April 1794; m. Mary Libby, 5-2-3-1-3. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 151 

10-1-6-5 

Dea. Isaac Libby, born in Scarborough, 1760; married 11 
Dec. 1783, Sarah Waterhouse, claiighter of Joseph and Kachel 
(Norman) Waterhonse. [See page 80.] 

He was a farmer. He settled on Standish Neck soon after his 
marriage, and moved thence to Freedom, in 1800. His home- 
stead in Freedom went to his son Abram, and is now owned by 
Daniel Webster. He died with Abram, 1 Dec. 1838, and liis wid- 
ow, 15 April 1839. He was many years deacon of the Christian 
church in Freedom. 

Children : 

1 Hannah, bap. 20 Nov. 1785, in Scarborough; m. Abel Works of 

Unity. 

2 Isaac, bap. 29 June 1788, in Scarborough; died young. 

3 Joseph, b. 31 July 1788, in Standish ; m. Lucy H. Grant. 

4 David, m. 1st. Mary Fowler; 2d, Abigail Libby, 10-5-4-7-5. 

5 Kobert, b. 6 Sept. 1790 (?) ; m. Anna Clark Hasty. 

6 Sally, b. 1792 ; died aged 22. 

7 Betsey, b. 1794; died 1865, with Abram's widow; num. 

8 Josiali, died at the age of 14. 

9 Isaac, b. 1797; m. Hannah Abbott of Freedom; died 1832. Chil- 

dren : 

1 Moses, died aged 23 ; unm. 

2 Rebecca, b. 1827; m. Warren of Freedom. 

10 Abram, b. 2 April 1801; m. 13 Sept. 1840, Jane, dau. of Epliraimand 
Abigail (Hunnewell) Bragdon of Durham. He was a farmer, and 
had the homestead in Freedom. He died very suddenly, 13 Dec. 

18G2. His widow mari'ied Hussey. Children : 

1, 2 sons, died at birth. 



10-1-6-7 

Capt. David Libby, born at Blue Point, in Scarborough, 1770 ; 
married, 14 Jan. 1790, Elizabeth McKenney, dau. of Samuel 
and Lydia (Rand) McKenney of Scarborough. 

He was carried by his father to Providence, R. I., and either 
there or elsewhere, was bound out to a carpenter. He, however, 
ran away to sea, and was ever afterward a mariner, rising to be 
master. He returned to his native town, where he at length 
married. About 1791 he was captured at sea by the French, and 
was five years a prisoner. He afterward followed the sea until 
1814, when he settled on a farm in Newry, but being discouraged 
by a severe frost which cut off his crops, sold, and moved his 
family to Chebeagne Island. He continued to follow the sea un- 
til his. death, 26 April 1818. His Avidow moved her family back 
to Saco. She died with her daughter, in Standish, 20 April 1848. 

Children : 

1 Hannah, died in infancy, 13 Dec. 1790. 

2 Samuel, b. 3 Sept. 1791; m. Sarah S. Ellenwood. 

3 Aaron, b. 7 Oct. 1796; m. Emily Woodsum. 

4 David, b. 16 Feb. 1798; d. 17 Jan. 1820; unm. He was drowned by 

the upsetting of a small boat while going ashore on Cape Ann. 

5 George, b. 22 May 1800 ; m. Fanny Prescott. 



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152 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

6 Lucy, b. 29 April 1802; m. Richard Libby, 10-1-2-4-3. 

7 Ephraim, b. 2 Mar. 1804; m. Mary Palmer. 

8 Lydia, b. 3 April 1806; m. 17 Feb. 1S22, Thomas Hodgdon. 

9 Alnaham. b. 2 Mar. 1808; m. Hannah Hancock. 

10 Eliza, b. 13 Jan. 1810; m. 2 Aug. 1829, Wiliam C. Moulton of Saco. 



10-1-8-1 

Capt. Thomas Libbt, born in the old garrison on Scottow's 
Hill, ScnrLorongh, 12 Nov. 1754; married 15 Mar. 1781, jMaey 
Libbt, 10-2-1-4. 

He served as sergeant in the Revolution. After he left the 
army his uncle George Libby gave him a piece of wild land, then 
in Scarborough, now in Gorham, on condition that he should sup- 
port him the remainder of his life. He built his house about 20 
rods southeast of the present residence of Silas Libby, 10-1-8-1-2-2, 
and cleared a farm. He was a captain in the militia. 

His first wife, his children's mother, died 19 May 1810. His 
second wife was Phebe (Jordan ?) Ward, widow of Wm. Ward ; 
married 13 Oct. 1811, died 26 Mar. 1822, aged 60. 14 Nov. 1822, 
he married Betsey Brackett, and she died 6 Jan. 1825, aged 46. 
He then, 6 Sept. 1825, married Mary, daughter of George Water- 
house, 10-2-2-9. He died 26 June 1836. His widow died with 
her own relatives, 30 Jan. 1869. 

Children : 

1 Jane, b. 2 April 1782 ; m. 30 Nov. 1808, Daniel Babb. 

2 Benjamin March, b. 14 May 1784; m. Elizabeth Babb. 

3 Thomas, b. 9 Feb. 1786; d. 27 Oct. 1797. 

4 Samuel Hubbard, b. 29 Sept. 1789; m. Charlotte Tibbetts. 

5 Elizabeth, b. 3 July 1791 ; m. 29 Sept. 1816, George Ward. 

6 Mary. b. 29 Oct. 1794; m. 18 Feb. 1821, William Ward. 

7 Thomas, b. 1.5 Aug. 1798; m. 20 Dec. 1821, Martha, dau. of Jesse 

Ward of Gorham. He was a farmer. He lived after his marriage 
in Baldwin, Scarborough, and in Biddeford where he died, 3 
Dec. 1854. His widow went to Great Falls, N. H., where she is 
thought to have married again. Children : 

1 Emeline, died in Biddeford aged 16 years. 

2 Lucius, is a farm hand ; uum. when last heard from. 

3 Jesse, was drowned, aged about 18 years. 

4 Achsah, m. Drew of Great Falls. 

5 Almira G., b. 17 Dec. 1841. 

6 daughter. 



10-1-8-2 

Capt. Zebulon Libbt, born in Scarborough, about 1757 ; mar- 
ried, 19 Oct. 1780, Ltdia Andrews, daughter of Deacon Amos 
and Anne (Seavey) Andrews of Scarborough. 

A year or two after his marriage, he settled on a portion of his 
father's large j^urchase which Avas then in Scarborough, but is 
now in Saco. There he always lived. He served three years in 
the Revolution, and was afterward a captain in the militia. He 
died 6 Dec. 1836. His widow died 9 Dec. 1838. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 15S 

Children : 

1 Amos. 1). 29 Jan. 1781 ; m. Mercy Black. 

2 :Mary lugersoll, b. 11 Mar. 1783; m. Josiah Black. 

3 .John, b 20 Dec. 1784; m. Anna Maxwell. 

4 Hannah Knight, b. 9 Oct. 17S(); m. 2 Mar. 1806, John Carter. 

5 Eunice, b. July 1788; m. 21 Dec. 18)9, Elijah Buzzell. 

6 Anna, b. 24 Feb. 1791 ; m. 24 Sept. 1815, Robert Carle. 

7 Timothy, b. 9 Oct. 1793; m. Meliitable Richards. 

8 Lydia, b. 23 Sept. 1795; m. IG Oct. 1817, Aaron Black. 

9 David, b. 15 Sept. 1798; m. Olive Watson. 

10 Josiah, b. 10 May 1800; d. 7 Feb. 1801. 

11 Clarissa Milliken, b. 25 Feb. 1802; m. 3 Oct. 1822, Jolin Edoecomb. 



10-1-8-3 

Solomon LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 1759; married, 31 Jan. 
1782, Sarah Seavey, daughter of Thomas Seavey of Scarborough. 

Pie served three years in the Revohition. Upon his marriage he. 
settled on part of his father's purchase, and tliere lived until liis 
death, a farmer. His house stood where Phineas Libby's cai- 
riage-house now is. He died 3 Mar. 1832. His widow died 14 
Jan. 1851, aged 88. 

Children : 

1 Esther, b. 2 Oct. 1783; m. 27 Feb. 1826, John Berry. 

2 Olive, b. 24 Aug. 1784; m. 1 Dec. 1803, John Berry, jr. 

3 Philip, b. 11 Nov. 1785; m. Christiana Howe. 

4 Ebenezer, b. 6 Sept. 1787 ; m. Sarah Foster. 

5 Jane, b. 9 Aug. 1789; m. 1 April 1811, Jonathan Morse. 

6 Solomon, b. 9 Aug. 1791; m. Dorcas Foss. 

7 Reuben, b. 2 July 1793; m. Rebecca Keene. 

8 Hannah, b. 27 Aug. 1795; m. Joseph Gould. 

9 Asa. b. 1 Dec. 1797; m. Lucy House. 

10 Sarah, b. 22 Sept. 1800; m. 16 Nov. 1826, Daniel Dresser. 

11 Josiah, b. 10 Aug. 1802; m. Mary (Haines) Jacobs. 

12 Mary, b. 12 Sept. 1804; m. 18 May 1828, Daniel Milliken. 

13 Phineas, b. 22 Oct. 1807; ni. 1st, Nancy Atkinson; 2d, Sarah M. 

Fogg. 



10-1-8-4 

Philip Libby, born in Scarborough, 16 May 1762; married 
Mi\RY McKenney, [See McKenney, p. 63.] 

He was always a farmer. Soon after his marriage he built a 
house on a portion of his father's farm, near the house now occu- 
])ied by Thomas S, Libby, 10-1-8-4-4-4. His death, Avhich occurred 
26 Feb. 1810, was recorded as follows : " Pliilip Lil)l)y fell from 
his horse ami broke his neck; was found dead in the road." His 
M'idow died 27 July 1854, aged 89. 

Children : 

1 Eunice, b. 5 Jan. 1789; d. 12 June 1S7B; unm. 

2 George, b. 18 April 1792; m. 1st, Sally Foss; 2d. Eliza Carter. 

3 Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1794; m. Daniel Libby, 10-1-2-4-2. 

4 Moses, b. 30 Nov. 1796 ; m. Fannie Seavey. 
Betsey, b. 28 x^pril 1799; m. 1 Dec. 1824, Eli Edgecomb. 
Lucy, b. 17 Nov. 1803; d. 28 Aug. 1876; unm. 



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154 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

7 Philip, b. 19 Jvily 1806; m. 23 June 183'\ Catherine, dau. of Pelatiah 

and Sally (Elwell) Harmon. He settled in Hollis, (now Dayton), 
on the PM-n\ now occupied by Samuel Roberts. His wife died 14, 
Juno 1S()9. He died 17 Oct. 1870. Children: 

1 Roxanna Foss, b. 22 Xov, 1830, in Saco; m. Sept. 1859, Heze- 

kiah Drew. 

2 Mary E., b. 22 Jan. 1833; m. Aug. 1863, Jeremiah Drew. 

8 Phebe, b. July, 1810; m. 24 June 1830, David Warren. 

10-1-8-5 

John Libby, born in Scarborough, 24 March 1764; married, 11 
Oct. 1787, Dkusilla Graffam of Scarborough. He lived in Saco 
until 1816, when lie removed to Greene, and settled on the farm 
which he occupied mitil his death. He died 8 Feb. 1849. His 
wife died 1 Aug. 1844. 

Children, all born in Saco : 

1 Josiah, b. 1788; was killed by a sled, 1 Jan. 1800. 

2 Deborah, b. 19 Nov. 1789 ; m. Simeon Turner of Leeds. 

3 Thomas, b. 24 Dec. 1791; m. Joanna Turner 

4 Zebulon. b. 28 June 1794; m. Jane Turner. 

5 Nancy, b. 3 Sept. 1796; m. Daniel Blake of Turner. 

6 Dorcas, b. 4 Dec. 1798 ; m. Samuel Maloon. 

7 Abigail, b. 19 March 1801 ; d. 24 March 1841 ; unm. 

8 John, b. 5 July 1804; m. Caroline Hawes. 

9 Josiah [Rev.], b. 16 Nov. 1806; m. 3 March 1833, Phebe, dau. of Ja- 

cob and Rhoda (Thayer) Leavitt of Minot. He was a farmer and 
shoemaker. While yet a young man he was oi'dained a preacher 
of the F. W. Baptist denomination, and afterward preached in 
many places. The last years of his life were spent in Biddeford, 
where he died 8 July 1866, and his widow. 5 June 1880. Childi-en: 

1 George Parcher, b. 27 Jan 1834, in Greene; m. 7 Dec. 18o3, 

Andelusia C. Gould; died 31 Oct. 1855. He was a shoemaker 
and cotton-mill operative. He had no children, and his 
widow now lives with a sister in Biddeford. 

2 Lovina Leavitt, b. 2 Oct. 1835, in Monmouth ; d. 5 Jan. 1842. 

3 Elias Graffam, b. 20 June 1837; d. 6 Jan. 1842. 

4 Eunice Parcher Monroe, b. 18 Aug. 1839, in Leeds; m. 29 Jan. 

1862, Wm. M. Lowell of Biddeford. 

5 Lovina Leavitt, b. 18 June 1842, in Greene; died 6 Sept. 1853, 

in Biddeford. 
10 Jane, b. 23 April 1810; m. Lewis Dillingham. 

10-2-1-1 

Jeremiah Libby, born in Scar1)orough, 5 Nov. 1746; married 
16 Nov. 1770, Anna Libby, 1-1-6-6. 

He was a farmer. He lived in Scarboi-ough until after the 
birth of all his children, and then removed to Buxton and settled 
on a farm now owned in part by the heirs of Moses K. Wells, 
and in part by Ivory Libby, 10-2-1-1-9-1. He died 15 Nov. 1816. 
His widow died in Standish about 1826. 

Children : 

1 Ruth, b. 18 June 1771; ra. 11 Sept. 1797, Benjamin Brown. 

2 Josiah, b. 2 Jan. 1774; m. 1st, Sarah, 2d, Ruth, Elden. 

3 Abigail Hubbard, b. 17 Dec. 1775; m. 4. Jan. 1798, Ebenezer Burn- 

ham. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 155 

4 Zacliariah, b. 24 Dec. 1777; m. Priscilla Knight. 

5 Joel, b. 22 Oct. 1780; m. Hannah Knight. 

6 Jane, b. 15 Oct. 1782; m. 7 Sept. ]814, Capt. Increase Eobinson of 

Standish; died 20 Mar. 1819. Previous to her marriage she boie 
a son : 

1 Phineas, b. 22 Feb. 1806; m. 1st, Susan Hancock; 2d, Clarissa 
A. Beede. 

7 Hulda, b. 15 Mar. 1784; ni. 1 April 1804, Isaac Stone. 

8 Eunice, b. 2 Nov. 1787; m. 8 Jan. 1818. Jonathan Paimery, 

9 Jeremiah, b. 9 June 1791; m. Emma Elden. 

10 Lucy, b. 10 June 1795 ; died at the age of four years. 

10-2-1-2 

Theophilus Libby, born in Scarborough, 15 April 1749 ; mar- 
ried Hannah Beekt, daughter of Jonathan and Relief (Nason) 
Berry. 

He settled on land given him by his father, then in Scarborouo-h, 

now in Gorham. He cleared a farm and built his house on the 

site of the one now occupied by the widow of Levi Lil)by, 

10-2-1-2-3-8. He died 10 Nov. 1822. His wife died about 1803. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Samuel, died at home, a young man. 

2 Jonathan, b. Feb. 1774; m. Lydia Larrabee. 

3 Ephraim, b. 28 Jan. 1781; m. Euth Lord. 

4 Relief, married Moses Smith. 

5 Dorcas, m. 4 Feb. 1802, Samuel Brown. 

6 Theophilus, m. Patty Sprague. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 1785; m. Josiah Larrabee. 

8 Sarah, b. Oct. 1788 ; m. Elder Seth Norton. 

9 Richard H., b. 1796; m. Jane (Clark) Baker. 

10 Ruth, b. 1797; died in May 1870; unm. She lived with her brother 
Richard. 

10-2-1-5 

Samuel Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 Dec. 1759; married 8 
Jan. 1783, Abigail Geafpam, daughter of Josiah and Catherine 
(Whidden) Graffam of Scarborough. 

He was a farmer and lived where Enos Hubbard Libby, 
10-2-1-5-13-2, now lives. He died very suddenly, of heart trouble, 
8 March 1819. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and his widoAV 
drew a pension for his services. She died 9 March 1856. 

. Their children were : 

1 Caleb, b. 19 Aug. 1783; d. 24 Oct. 1783. 

2 Rebecca, b. 24 .July 1784; m. Daniel Libby, 1-1-6-4-7. 

3 Caleb, b. 14 Oct. 1786; m. 1st, Sarah Webster; 2d, Abbie Simon- 

ton; od, Sarah (Daniels) Flood. 

4 Samuel, b. 25 Sept. 1788; d. 30 Sept. 1788. 

5 Mary, b. 5 Aug. 1789; ni. 27 Mar. 1836, Wm. Graffam. 

6 Theophilus, b. 1 Mar. 1792; m. 1st, Deborah Webster; 2d, Sally 

Wood. 

7 Catherine, b. 28 Dec. 1793;. m. 7 Feb. 1813, Benjamin Moses of 

Durham. 

8 Enos, b. 13 Oct. 1795; m. Lydia Libby, 5-7-15-5. 

9 Abigail, b. 15 May 1797; m. 24 June 1832, Moses Whitney of Casco. 

10 Samuel, b. 7 Mar. 1799; m. Mary Cleaves. 

11 Eliza, b. 11 Jan. 1801; m. 19 Aug. 1821, Chas. Simpson of Kittery. 

12 Jairus, b. 31 Mar. 1804; d. 14 Oct. 1805. 

13 Jairus, b. 25 Oct. 1806 ; m. Hannah Stevens. 



156 _ THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

10-2-1-6 

KicHAED PIuBBAED LiBBY, bovii ill Scarborougli, 27 Oft. 1763 ; 
married, 12 Jan. 1786, Axxe Beery, daughter of Jane (Libby) 
Berry, 1-1-6-2. 

He had his father's homestead on Scottow's Hill, and occupied it 
until he had i)assed the prime of life. He then sold it to Nathan- 
iel Waterhouse, 10-2-2-12, and removed to Gardiner. He settled 
on the farm now occui)ied by Eben Libby, 10-2-1-6-3-1. He died 
19 June 1837. His widow died 6 Feb. 1859. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 6 Aug. 1786; m. 3 Dec. 1807, Robert Harmon. 

2 Elisha, b. 16 Oct. 1788; m. Mary Ecls:ecomb. 

.3 Joseph, b. .5 Aug. 1790; m. Lydia Libby, 5-2-3-1-1. 

4 Asa, b. 16 May 1793; m. Sarah A. Caldwell. 

5 John, b. 25 Jiine 1795 ; m. Mercy Robinson. 

6 Abial, b. 3 April 1798; d. lO'Oct. 1819; uum. 

7 Phineas, b. 8 Feb. 1802; d. 6 Dec. 1818. 

8 Emily, b. 17 Dec. 1806; d. 28 Nov. 1819. 



10-2-2-11 

Joseph Waterhouse, born in Scarborough, 12 Feb. 1754 ; 
married Lydia Harmon. He was a farmer, and lived at first 
near Scottow's Hill, but about 1782, removed to Stan dish Neck. 
His wife died 28 Mar. 1836, aged 80. He died 2 Aug. 1837. He 
Avas a Revolutionary pensioner. 

Children : 

1 Lydia (Waterhouse), baj?. 3 Aug. 1777; m. Webb. 

2 William Harmon (Watei'house), m. Sarah B. Smith. 

3 Elizabeth (Waterhouse), m. Joseph Nason. 

4 Josiah (Waterhouse), m. Rebecca Brown of Windham. 

5 Olive (Waterhouse), m. Edward Anderson of Windham. 

6 Joseph (Waterhouse), died in Albany, Me. 

7 Montgomery (Waterhouse), died 9 Oct. 1825, aged 23; num. 

8 Mary (Waterhouse), m. Wm. Davis of Limington. She was the 

mother of Hon. Wm. G. Davis of Portland. 

9 Abigail (Waterhouse), m. Levi Haskell. 

10 Martha (Waterhouse), in. Geo. Anderson of Windham. 

10-2-4-2 

Lemuel Libby, born about 1749, in Scarborough; married, 11 
Nov. 1772, Mehitable Bragdon, daughter of Elisha and Mehit- 
able (Jordan) Bragdon of Scarborough. 

He was a farmer. He lived at first on Scottow's Hill, in a 
house that was afterward moved onto the Broad-turn road, and 
occupied by Thomas Henderson. *He then settled in what is now 
Gorham, on land that had belonged to the Bragdons. He built a 
little house near the ajiple trees now standing away to the east- 
Avard of the present house. About 1796 he bouglit a house of a 
Mr. Frost, and moved it onto tlie farm, and lived in that until 
1806, when he moved into a new house, built on the newly-com- 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 157 

pleted road. This house was afterward sawed in t^vo ]>arts : tlie 
one part now forms the residence of Mrs. Laura McKenney, 
10-2-4-2-2-1, and the other forms ]iart of tlie house of Lewis J. 
Libby, 10-2-1-2-3-2-1. His wdfe died 24 May 1817. He died 28 
Sept. 1829, aged 80. 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Solomon, died an infant. 

2 Sarah, b. 24 April 1774; died 31 Dec. 1872, in her 99th year. She 

was never mariied, but bore to Joseph Deering a child which 
took the name : 

1 Laiu'a (Libby), b. .5 Sept. 1798; m. Oct. 1842, Jedediah McKen- 
ney of Danville. 

3 Mehitable, m. 20 Feb. 1800, Timothy Plnmmer. 

4 Elizabeth, m. 21 Dec. 1800, Israel Perry. 

5 Solomon, died a,i>ed 3 years, 

6 child, died in infancy. 

Born in Gorham : 

7 Lemuel, b. 10 Jan. 1784; m. Xarcissa Harmon. 

8 Abraham, b. 10 Dec. 1784; m. Phebe Moultou. 

9 Lucy. m. Allison Libby, 1-1-3-9-2. 

10 Marv, m. Samuel Small, 7 June 1810. 

11 Hannah, b. July, 1789; m. Allison Libby, 1-1-3-9-2. 

12 Darius, died aged 3 years. 

13 Olive, died aged 6 months. 

14 Darius, b. July, 1795; m. Phebe Small. 
1.5 ApoUos, b. May, 1798; d. Oct. 1801. 

10-2-4-3 

Domini cus Libby, born in Scarborough, 27 Dee. 1751 ; mar- 
ried, 4 Dec. 1781, Dorothy Small. [See p. 32.] He was a 
farmer, and lived where Henry Libby, 10-2-4-3-9-*J, now lives. 
He died 18 Dec. 1822. His widow died 31 Oct. 1846. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Elliot, b. 22 Dec. 1782; m. Nancy Boswell. 

2 Samuel, b. 30 Aug. 1784; m. Sarah Beals. 

3 Enoch, b. 23 Feb. 1787; m. Elizabeth Welch, Lavinia (Owen) Mar- 

shall, and Eliza Waterman. 

4 Abigail, b. 24 Dec. 1788; m. 3 Jan. 1808, John Beals. 

.5 Jacob, b. 7 Aug. 1791 ; m. 19 Oct. 1820, Phebe, dan. of Dea. Edmund 
and Phebe (Gushing) Higgins. She died in Portland, 10 Sept. 
1824. Jacob was a cooper. He died 15 Mar. 1870. No children. 

6 Dominicus, b. 28 Sept. 1793; d. IS May 1820; unm. 

7 Abner, b. 17 Aug. 1797; m. Harriet Newbegin. 

8 Cary, b. 9 Nov. 1798 ; m. . 

9 Hiram, b. 2 Dec. 1800; m. Mary Waterhouse. 

10 Thaddeus, b. 10 Jan. 1803; m. Sarah Libby, .5-7-8-2-6. He was a 

farmer. In 1834 he moved to Saco, and tliere died, 22 Feb. 1841. 
His widow returned to her father, and had the homestead farm 
on Oak Hill. She died 10 Feb. 1880. Children: 

1 Drusilla, b. 3 June 1828; m. 20 April 1849, Frederick B. Hurl- 

bert. 

2 Clarissa Dudley, b. 7 Sept. 1832; d. 8 Feb. 1845. 

3 Cornelia Caroline, b. 23 Dec. 1834; d. 8 April 1830. 

4 Georgianna, b. 29 Oct. 1836; m. R. M. Libby, .5-7-14-13-3. 

5 Thaddeus Alonzo, b. 14 Aug. 1840; unm.; lives on the home- 

stead of his mother's father. 

11 Sarah, b. 20 Dec. 1808; m. 26 June 1842, Josiah Mitchell. 



158 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-2-4-8 

Enoch Libbt, born in Scarborough, about 1765; married first, 
8 Mar. 1798, Rebecca Harmon, daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Smith) Harmon; (died 15 Oct. 1816); second, 1 Jan. 1821, 
Abigail Libby, 10-5-4-1-6. He was a farmer, and li^'ed on tlie 
farm now occupied by his oklest son. He died 25 Sept. 1843. 
His widow died 1872. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Lot, b. 8 Dec. 1800; owns and occupies his father's homestead; a 

bachelor. 

2 Rosanua, b. 9 Dec. 1802; m. 14 Oct. 1821, Rev. Stephen Waterhouse. 

3 Betsey, b. 22 Mar. 1804; m. 17 Jan. 1822, .Josiah Mitchell. 

4 Eodney, b. 22 May 1805; m. 1st, Louisa F. Waterhouse, (sister of 

Stephen, above mentioned); 2d. Hannah Hai-mon. 

5 Miranda, b. 17 Dec. 1807; m. as 2d wife, Rev. Stephen Waterhouse; 

died 18 Sept. 1881. 

6 Leonard, b. 30 Oct 1810; m. Martha A. Waterhouse. 

By second wife : 

7 Rebecca, b. May 1823; m. 10 Nov. 1842, Francis S. Frost. 

8 Andrew Jackson, b. 2() April 1829; m. 17 Oct. 1851, Charlotte M., 

dau. of Bradbury and Affie (Bryant) Woodman of Buxton. He 
was a farmer and lived on part of his father's farm. He died 21 
Feb. 1880. Children: 
1, 2. infants, died unnamed. 

3 Ernest Albert, b. 30 Oct. 1864. 

4 William Bradbury, b. 12 May 1866. 

5 Leonard, b. 18 Mar. 1868. 

6 Stephen Waterhouse, b. 15 Feb. 1870. 

7 infant, born and died 11 April 1872. 

8 Frederick Jackson, b. 22 May 1873. 



10-2-4-9 

Samuel Libby, born in Scarborough, shortly previous to the 
Revohition ; married Eleanor Patrick, daughter of Thomas 
and Catherine (Fickett) Patrick of Gorham. She died 18 Aug. 
1833. He married second, 16 Aug. 1835, Mrs. Mehitable McLel- 
lan, daugliter of Henry and Mercy Harmon. He always lived on 
his father's homestead, a farmer. He died 12 June 1854, and his 
widow married Benjamin Moses of Durham. She died 12 Mar. 
1868. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Patrick, b. 5 May 1811 ; m. Ohve B. Foy. 

2 Lorenzo Dow, b. 7 Feb. 1816; m. 1st, Ann Andrews; 2d, Martha 

Ellen Moore. 

3 Samuel IManson, b. 13 Sept. 1829; m. 17 Feb. 1853, Hannah Jane, 

dau. of Dominicus Fogg, 9-8-1-11. He occupied the homestead 
farm. Children : 

1 Mary Frances, b. 24 Jan. 1854. 

2 William Loring, b. 27 Oct. 1855. 

3 Charles Sumner, b. 1 Mar. 1859. 

4 Lvdia Elenor, b. 6 June 1862. 

5 Frank, b. 4 Jan., d. 18 May, 1S64. 

6 Eliza Ella, b. 22 Nov. 1866. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 159 

10-4-1-1 

Joseph Libby, born in Kitteiy, now Eliot, Me., 16 June 1750 ; 
married Pbiscilla Carl of Saco. 

He was carried to Saco by his father, in infancy, and tliere 
grew up, a millwright find housewright, like his father. He how- 
ever devoted himself more to farming than to mechanical pur- 
suits, and, about 1780, became one of the early settlers of Liming- 
ton. He cleared a farm close by Maloy Monntain, on which he 
died 6 Feb. 1835. His wife died 14 Oct. 1828. 

Children : 

1 Joseph, b. 7 Mar. 1773; m. 1st, Lydia Kemiard; 2d, Lois (Pitman) 

Evans. 

2 Benjamin, b. 80 April 1775; m. Margaret McArthvir. 

3 Sally, b. 4 April 1777; m. Dr. Samuel Thompson, 13 April 1802. 

4 Daniel, b. 4 May 177U; m. Dorcas McDonald. 

5 Shuah, b. 10 Nov. 1781; m. 25 Dec. 1799, Samuel Manson. 

6 Patience, b. 14 ISTov. 1783; d. 19 Nov. 18U9; unm. 

7 Gideon, b. 23 Feb. 1786 ; died of fever in tlie West Indies, a young 

man. 

8 Mary, b. 29 Feb. 1788; m. 5 Sept. 1805. Samuel Fdgerly. 

9 David, b. 13 May 1790; left home a young man, and was never but 

once heai-d of afterward. 

10 Martha, b. 3 May 1792; d. 8 May 1797. 

11 Priscilla, b. 20 May 179 ; m. Simon Willett. 

12 Harriet, b. 20 Feb. 1799; m. 1st, 13 May 1822, Aaron Higgins; 2d, 

John Lane. 



10-4-1-6 

David Libby, born in Saco, Me., 25 March 1765; married, 17 
Nov. 1793, Elizabeth Cleaves, daughter of Robert Cleaves of 
Saco, from Beverly, Mass. He was, like his father, an excellent 
wheelwright, but his chief occupation was farming. Soon after 
his marriage, he settled on a large farm on the Buxton road, in 
Saco, and there died 16 May 1811. His widow outlived him fifty 
years, and died 5 Nov. 1861, aged 91. 

Children, all born in Saco : 

1 Enoch Staples, b. 26 Aug. 1794; d. 18 Aug. 1795. 

2 David, b. 30 Nov. 1796; m. Sally Berry. 

3 Sarah, b. 21 March 1799; d. 26 Feb. 1837; unm. 

4 Anna, b. 1 March 1801; m. 19 Nov. 1821, Edmund P. Dennett of 

Buxton ; d. 2 Feb. 1842. 

5 Joseph, b. 16 March 1803; m. 3 July 1836, Deborah, dau. of Geo. 

and Deborah (Beals) Chandler of Livermore. She died 27 Sept. 
1839, and he married second, her sister Angelina. He is a shoe- 
maker by trade. He lived in Boston eleven years preceding liis 
marriage, and in Livermore, on the farm of his wife's father, 
seven years following. He has since lived in Saco. Child : 
1 Sarah Ann Elizabeth, b. 16 Aug. 183S; is unmarried. 

6 Tristram, b. 4 May 1805; m. Sarah H. Butterfield and Dolly Bel- 

knap. 

7 Elizabeth, b. 24 July 1807; m. Peter Eaton. 

8 Daniel, b. 8 Oct. 1810; m. Dorcas G. Dennett. 



160 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-4-1-8 

Daniel Libby, born in Saco, Me., 28 March 1772 ; married, 
1797, jMary Tarbox of Biddeford, born 10 March 1776. He 
lived on liis father's liomestead, a fanner and millwright. He 
died 3 Sept. 1842. His widow died 6 Sept. 1854. 

Cliildren, all born in Saco : 

1 Slmah, b. 10 April 1798; m. 9 Jan. 1828, George loppan. They 

lived on the homestead farm. 

2 Martha, b. 22 Nov. 1799; m. John Welch; died 29 April 1832. 

3 Joseph, b. 15 Sept. 1801; d. 15 July 1832; mnn. 

4 Mary, b. 13 May 1803; d. 15 July 1832; unm. 

5 Eunice, b. 13 Mar. 1805 ; d. 6 Jan. 1835 ; unm. 

10-4-3-2 

George Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 21 Jan. 1760 ; 
married, 19 Nov. 1799, Mary Bartlett, daughter of Nathan Bart- 
lett of Eliot. He always lived on his father's homestead, in the 
same house in which he was born ; a farmer and cobbler. His 
Avife died 28 Nov. 1814. He died 19 Oct. 1838. 

Children, all born in Eliot. 

1 Theodore, b. 28 Feb. 1800; was a bachelor and always lived on the 

homestead; died 23 Mar. 1871. 

2 Sarah Ann, b. 20 July 1802; m. Dr. Benj. Colby of Saco. 

3 Joseph, b. 5 Nov. 1804; d. 8 April 1806. 

4 Mary Jane, b. 22 Jan. 1807; m. 10 Sept. 1830, John Moody of Leb- 

anon. 

5 Alice, b. 20 April 1809 ; m. Raymond Brooks of Alfred. 

6 Asa, b. 22 Jan. 1813; m. Elizabeth R. Yeatou. 

10-4-6-1 

Gideon Libby, born in Eliot, (then Kittery), 2 Sept. 1772 ; 
married, IS Jan. 1801, Anna Hammond, dau. of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Remmick) Hammond. About the time of his marriage, 
he settled on a farm on the " back road " in Eliot, and there lived 
and died. He alw^ays worked considerably as ship-carpenter. He 
died 6 April 1857. His widow died Avith her son Isaac, in the 
next house, 19 April 1857. 

Children, all born in Eliot. 

1 Simon, b. 10 Feb. 1802; was by trade a cabinet-maker, but followed 

the sea. He went several whaling- voyages. At the time of his 
death, he was in the U. S. navy. He was lost in attempting to 
walk from Portsmouth to his home in Eliot during a snow storm, 
and several days later was found frozen to death in Spruce Creek. 
He died 26 Dec. 1837; unm. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 20 Feb. 1804; m. Daniel Hill. 

3 Isaac, b. 29 Dec. 1806; m. 19 June 1834, Sarah E., dau. of John Rus- 

sell. He was a tanner by trade. At one time he carried on busi- 
ness in Shapleigh, but for the most part worked as journeyman, 
living in the next house to his father's. He died 12 July 1861, 
Children : 

1 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 11 Oct. 1835; m. Melville Ilanscom. 

2 Olive Jane, b. 1 Dec. 1839; d. 1 Oct. 1840. 

4 Jane H., b. 1 Mar. 1810; ra. 1836, Daniel Goodwin. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 161 

10-4-6-3 

Solomon Libby, born in Eliot, Me., 31 July 1777 ; mamed 15 
Dec. 1806, Elizabeth Hammond, daughter of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Renimick) Hammond. During the few j^ears inimediately 
succeeding his marriage he kept a tavern near Spruce Creek. He 
then bought the farm now occupied by his son, and there died, 
30 Jan. 1844. His widow died in Jacksonville, Fla., on a visit to 
her daughter, 22 May 1852. 

Their children were : 

1 Frances, b. 11 Aug. 1807; m. 1 Jan. 1829, Capt. Charles Willey of 

Portsmouth, N. H. 

2 Hammond, b. 30 April 1814; m. 28 June 1838, Ann Maria, dau. of 

John Fogg, 9-9-9-3. At the age of 19, he began to go on coasting 
voyages. He continued five years, rising to mate. The three 
years following he was captain of a steamer on the St. Johns 
River, Florida. He has since tilled his father's homestead in 
Eliot. Children: 

1 Fanny Yale, b. 20 May 1845; is unmarried. 

2 Chailes Albert, b. 6 Nov. 1847; obtained the ti-ades of black- 

smith and carriage-maker; is in business at Black's Station, 
Yolo Co., Cal. ; unm. 



10-5-1-1 

Elisha Libby, born in Scarborough, 28 July 1754 ; married 16 
Dec. 1777, Eunice Jones, daughter of Samuel Jones of Scarbor- 
ough. He was a farmer. In 1782 or 3, he settled in Buxton on 
the farm now owned by Frank Nichols. There he died in July, 
1821, and his widow 5 Sept. 1839. 

Their children were : 

1 Eunice, m. 12 Jan. 1800, Nathaniel Wilbur. 

2 Samuel, b. 18 June 1780; m. Betsey Towle. 

3 Phebe, b. 7 Mar. 1784; m. 23 Sept. 1802, Ethan Wilbur. 

4 Jane, b. 18 June 1788; m. 14 June 1812, Josiah Edgerly. 

5 Daniel, b. 28 Oct. 1790; m. Lydia Spencer. 

6 Elisha, b. 11 April 1795; was a bachelor; lived with his brother 

Benjamin; died 23 Mar. 1868, only a day before his brother. 
They were both buried in one grave. 

7 Benjamin, b. 31 May 1798; m. Clarissa Noble. 



10-5-1-2 

IT MosES Libby, born m Scarborough, 13 May 1756; married, 5 
April 1781, Anna Libby, 11-7-1-2. He moved to Gray, Me., in 
March 1782, and settled on wild land, which he had received 
from his father. He first built a hovel, a log-house, with only 
one room, about four rods south of the present house, the middle 
portion of which he afterward built and moved into. He died in 
the latter part of May, 1804. His widow died Aug. 1827. 

Children : 

1 Moses, b. 25 Dec. 1781 ; m. Sally Lawrence. 

2 Andrew, b. 20 Nov. 1786; m. Susan H. Small. 



162 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 William, b. 27 Aug. 1791 ; always lived on the homestead, a bach- 

elor; d. 15 July 18(34. 

4 Amia, b. 5 July 1795; m. 11 July 1819, Curtis Stiles. 



10-5-1-4 

Benjamin Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 Feb. 1760 ; married, 
2 Dec. 1788, Phebe Rackliff, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Jordan) Rackliff of Scarborough. He was a farmer. He re- 
moved to Gorham sliortly after his marriage and settled on the 
farm now occupied by Martha A. (Libby) Wescott, 10-5-1-4-4-2. 
He lived in a log-house until about 1811, and then built the one 
now standing. 

Children : 

1 Solomon, b. 5 Oct. 1789, in Scarborouejh ; m. Martha Fogg. 

2 Anna, b. 27 Sept. 1791 ; m. 13 July 1815, Luther Flood. 

3 Paulina, b. 17 Nov. 1793, in Gorham; m. 5 June 1815, Samuel Wood- 

man of Buxton; d. 8 Feb. 1820. 

4 Benjamin, b. 27 Sept. 1795; m. 1st, 1 Mar. 1821, Ann, dan. of Edmund 

and Hannah (Morton) Wescott; (died after seven weeks); 2d, 8 
June 1823, Betsey, dau. of Abigail (Dam) Wescott, 11-7-5-4. He 
was a farmer and always lived on the homestead. He was out 
in the war of 1812, and served just long enough to draw a pen- 
sion. His wife died 16 July 1866, and he married 3d, Nov. 1868, 
Lavinia (Harris) Tapley of New Gloucester, now living in Brown- 
field. He died 24 Mar. 1871. Children, all by his second wife: 

1 Martha, b. 8 Mar. 1824; d. 24 April 1824. 

2 Martha A., b. 14 June 1825 ; m. 21 Mar. 1847, Dr. William Wescott. 

3 Jordan P., b. 19 Feb. 1830; d. 4 Sept. 1846. 

4 Ai S., b. 13 May 1837; d. 8 Mar. 1843, 

5 Elisha, b. 30 May 1797; d. 2 Feb. 1798. 

6 Jordan, b. 28 Feb. 1799; d. Jan. 1820. 

7 Hannah Kackliff, b. 5 Aug. 1801; d. 1 June 1868; imra. 

8 Phebe, b. 31 Mar. 1804; m. 1st, 14 June 1827, Joseph F. Hamblin; 

2d. Thomas Davis. 

9 Martha, b. 3 Nov. 1807; died aged 18. 



10-5-1-10 

RuFus Libby, born in Scarborough, 23 April 1777 ; married 
first, 13 Dec. 1798, Chaklotte Plummer, daughter of Jesse Plum- 
mer; (died 26 Jan. 1825) ; second, 27 Dec. 1825, Esther Libby, 11- 
7-11-5; (died 27 Jan. 1841) ; third, 1841, Mrs. Ann Lord, daugh- 
ter of Abraham Bickford. Rufus Libby had his father's home- 
stead. He always lived on it, and died 1854. His widow lives in 
Biddeford. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Mary. b. 24 June 1799; m. as first wife, Parker Libby, 10-5-3-5-1. 

2 Hannah, b. 29 Dec. 1800; m. her deceased sister Mary's husband. 

3 Charlotte, b. 10 Dec. 1803; d. 8 Oct. 1827: unm. 

4 Lydia, b. 28 Jan. 1805; m. George Libby,' 11-7-11-8. 

5 Eliza, b. 1 Feb. 1807; d. 14 Oct. 1829; mim. 

6 Osgood, b. 18 Sept. 1810; m. Eliza Plummer and Deborah (Roberts) 

Sawyer. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 163 

Cornelius, b. 19 July 1813; m. 2 May 1841, in Wales, Me., Lucy 
Ann, dau. of Rufus Marr, l-(J-3-2-9. He has resided successively 
in Scarborough, Wales, Farniingdale, Litchfield, and, since IbTO, 
in Wales. He has been employed successively and conjointly as 
farmer, ship-carpenter, country trader, and house-carpenter. 
Children, born in Wales : 

1 Hattie L., b. 10 Mar. 1844; m. 3 Dec. 1877, Stanwood Given. 

2 Mary R. E., b. 11 July 1847; d. 18 Aug. 1863, in Wales. 
Ellen, b. 3 Aug. 1816; d. 27 Nov. 1821. 



10-5-2-1 

Mark Libby, born in Scarborough, 2 Mar. 1751 ; married 6 
Nov. 1770, Relief Berry of Scarborough. He bought of James 
Gray of Saco, the farm in Scarborough on which he ever after- 
ward lived. There was a house on the farm when he bought it, 
but he afterward tore it down and moved the Mitchell house onto 
the same site. In that he died, 6 Nov. 1840, aged 91. His widow 
died 12 Jan. 1844, aged 92. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Reuben, b. 13 Sept. 1772 ; m. Dorothy Libby, 10-5-5-12. 

2 Mercy, b. Oct. 1777; d. 24 July 1831; mini. 

3 Hannah, bap. 30 Sept. 1779; d. in infancy. 

4 Hannah, b. 2 April 1782 ; m. 1808, William Ingalls. 



10-5-2-3 

Reuben Libby, born in Scarborough, 3 Mar. 1755; married 15 
Nov. 1781, Mercy Marr, 1-5-3-2-3. After his family was mostly 
grown up he removed to Gardiner and settled on a farm. He 
died about 1822. His widow died about 1841. 

Children : 

1 Sally Hanscom, b. 21 Sept. 1783; m. 5 Oct. 1805, Reuben Dyer of 

Cape Elizabeth. 

2 Samuel Marr, b. 23 Dec. 1785; m. Mercy Dyer, and Sarah (Libby) 

Brown, 11-7-8-3-1. 

3 Octavia, b. 28 Jan. 1788; m. 3 July 1805, James Sawyer of Cape 

Elizabeth. 

4 Pemala, b. 11 May 1790; m. Silas Bartlett. 

5 Cyprus, b. 27 Feb. 1794; m. Sarah Maxwell. 

6 Sewall, b. 4 Dec. 1797; m. Catherine Haley. 

7 Abigail, b. 9 Aug. 1799; m. 1st, Josiah Dill; 2d, Reuben Dyer, the 

same that married her sister. 



10-5-2-9 

Samuel Small Libby, born in Scarborough, 2 May 1781 ; mar- 
ried Rebecca (Ross) Borden, widow of Seth Borden, and dau. 

of Robert and (Hewey) Ross of Wales. In 1809 he moved 

to Wales and settled on the homestead of his wife's father. He 
always lived there afterward, and died 23 Dec. 1839. His widow 
died 25 Mar. 1843. 



164 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children : 

1 Sctli, b. ") June 1806, in Webster; m. Susan Alexander. 

2 Rebecca, b. Jan. 1808, in Webster; m. H. N. Alexander. 

3 Samuel King, b. 13 Feb. 1810, in AVales; m. 15 Feb. 1837, Eliza, dan. 

of Capt. Josepli and Mary (Gray) Jack. He was a farmer in 
Litehtield, where Ms widow now lives. He died 20 Mar. 1872. 
Children: 

1 Joseph E.. b. 13 Feb. 18.39, in Wales; was lieutenant of Co. B, 

1.5th Maine Vol. ; died at Carrolton, La., 6 Sept. 1803; unm. 

2 Mary J., b. 6 Aug. 1844, in Wales; m. 28 Aug. 18(34, Wm. H. 

Bosworth. 

3 Eliza E., b. 2 April 1847, in Wales; d. 19 Nov. 1865. 

4 Samuel E., b. 28 April 18.53, in Litchfield; d. 13 April 18-59. 

4 Hannah, b. 10 June 1812; m. Enos Wilkins of Greene. 

5 Jane, b. 12 Oct. 1816; ra. Joseph Jack of Litchfield. 

6 Mary Elizabeth, b. 16 Sept. 1820; m. Harvey Jack. 

7 Josi'ah, b. 29 Mar. 1822. He removed to Massachusetts, where he 

married Olive Langley of Charlestown. She died a year later, 
and he afterward went to California, where he died, 10 Dec. 1869. 
No children. 



10-5-2-11 

RurtTs Kln'G Libby, born in Scarborough, 30 Sept. 17S8 ; mar- 
vied, 17 Nov. 1812, RoxANisrA JoisrES, daughter of Phincas and Ruth 
(Ames) Jones. He always lived on his father's homestead in 
Webster. His first wife, the mother of his children, died 20 Nov. 
1842. 16 June 1843, he married Betsey, daughter of Josiah 
Jones of Lewiston. He died 7 May 1867. 

Children, all born in Webster : 

1 Euth J., b. 21 Jan. 1813; m. 14 Jan. 1837, Phineas Wright. 

2 Elizabeth J., b. 2 April,1815; m. 21 Oct. 1838, Samuel Haley. 

3 Paifus, b. 30 July 1817; d. 21 Nov. 1843; unm. 

4 Phineas J., b. 21 June 1821; m. 22 Sept. 1844, Salenda T., daii. of 

Dominicus and Lety (Jones) Weymouth, of New Portland. He 
was at first a farmer; afterward a butcher. He died in Lewiston 
10 Nov. 1852. His widow married G. Henry Nevenes. Children : 

1 Georgianna C, b. 13 June 1845; d. 6 Dec. 1854. 

2 Roscoe W., b. 13 April 1847; m. 13 Dec. 1870, Sarah J., dau. of 

Kingman D. and Jane F. (Adams) Oakes of Dover. He is a 
jjainter in Salem, Mass. Children : 

1 Eda :Nray, b. 14 Oct. 1871, in Dover; d. .30 Dec. 1871. 

2 Willie C, b. 10 Feb. 1873, in Dover; d. 20 Oct. 1870. 

3 Harry L., b. 5 July 1876, in Salem. 

4 Edith M., b. 2 March 1878. 

5 Frank VV., b. 2 June 1880. 

3 Emma H., b. 6 Dec. 1851 ; d. 15 Oct. 1853. 

4 Marv E., b. 21 March 1853; ra. 13 June 1872, Abram Butts. 

5 Elliridge G.. b. 16 Jan. 1825; m. 9 Jan. 18-50, Martha V., dau. of 

Nathaniel and Betsey (Witherell) Getchell of Monmouth. He is 
a farmer. Pie lived in Wales during the first fifteen years of his 
married life, and then settled on the homestead in Webster. 
Children, all born in Wales: 

1 Eoxanna E., b. 11 Oct. 1850; m. Henry Annis. 

2 Charles H., b. 12 Sept. 1853; d. 3 Mar. 18-54. 

3 Minnie J., b. 19 -June 1858; d. 24 Oct. 1869. 
G Samuel M., b. i Sept. 1828; m. 10 July 1860, Charlotte M., dau. of 

Joseph and I'olly (Read) Dill of Lewiston, wliere he now lives, aj 
soap manvifacturer. Children, so far as known : 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 165 

1 Edith G., b. 1866. 

2 Frank H., b. 1869. 

7 Charles, b. 1830; died the next year. 

8 Charles E., b. 7 May 1834; m. 28 May 1859, Elizabeth, dau. of Jon- 

athan and Betsey (Alexander) Colby of Webster. He is a farmer. 
He lived with his parents until seven years after his marriage, 
and then settled on the farm in Wales on which he now lives. 
Child: 
1 Irvin R., b. 18 Mar. 1867. 

10-5-3-4 

JoHX SKiLLiisfGs LiBBY, bom in Scarborough, 23 Nov. 1761 ; 
married, 15 Feb. 1787, Keioda Cctmmixgs of Cape Elizabeth. 
He was a farmer and lived where now lives John S. Libby, 
10-5-3-4-7-2. Samuel Libby records his death : " 1807, Dec. 8th. 
John Libby died in a cave. He has been crazy about nine 
months. " His widow died 28 Aug. 1849, aged 86. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Mark, b. 11 July 1787; fl. 22 Oct. 1807. Samuel Libby records: 

" Mark Libby died ihlTie 21 year of his age. Death occasioned 
by his horse starting: ran against Theodore Libby's bayonet and 
ran it into his side: lived nine days after. " It was at a militia 
muster. Theodore Libby referred to, is 11-7-2-7. 

2 Lydia, b. 18 Jan. 1789; d. 11 Jan. 18:34; unm. She was crazy, and 

was confined in a small building. After repeated efforts, she 
one day set fire to this, and died a few days later, from her 
burns. 

3 Eunice, b. 25 Dec. 1791 ; m. 12 Oct. 1812, Edward Skillings. 

4 Eliakim, b. 19 Sept. 1793. He always lived on the homestead, and 

died 15 Feb. 1857, a bachelor. 

5 Thomas, b. 7 Jan. 1795; died in the war of 1812. 

6 Nathan, b. 4 Jan. 1797; m. Mary L. Babb. 

7 Isaiah, b. 17 May 1799; m. Elmira Skillings and Miriam Butterfleld. 

8 William, b. about 1803; m. 5 June 1828, Lucy, dau. of Simeon and 

Rebecca (Skillings) Skillings. He was a sailor, and died 6 June 
1845. His widow died 8 Jan. 1871. Children, all born in Scar- 
borough : 

1 Sarah Maria, b. 9 May 1828; m. David B. Libby, 10-5-3-4-6-1. 

2 William Johnson, b. 22 Aug. 1832; is a farmer in Scarborough; 

bachelor. 

3 Lydia Ellen, b. 9 June 1838; m. Dennis Libby Green, son of 

Mary (Libby) Green, 1-4-1-6-4-3. 

9 Mehitable, b. 25 Dec. 1805; m. Andrew Taylor. 
10 John Skillings, b. 15 Oct. 1807; m. Eliza Berry. 

10-5-3-5 

Amos Libby, born in Scarborough, 1 Dec. 1763 ; married, 25 
Oct. 1792, Sarah Hunnewell, 7-1-5-4, He always lived on his 
father's homestead. His death occurred 14 May 1840. His 
widow died 18 Jan. 1851. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Parker, b. 12 Aug. 1795; m. 1st, 28 April 1819, Mary Libby, 
10-5-1-10-1; (died 8 July 1821); 2d, her sister Hannah, 14 April 
18-i2. He was a farmer, and lived in Cape Elizabeth, where his 
son Geo. O. afterward lived. Children, all born in Cape Eliza- 
beth, by first wife : 

1 Sarah, b. 6 June 1820; m. 8 Feb. 1843, Freeman Scammon of 
Weld. 

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166 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

By second wife : 

2 Rufus, b. 19 Nov. 1823; d. 22 May 1824. 

3 Polly, b. 2 April 1824; d. 5 Oct. 1826. 

4 Charlotte, b. 7 June 1826; m. 1st, John L. Moody, 5-7-10-6-8; 

2d, Zebulon T. Libby, 11-7-2-6-4-3. 

5 Mary E., b. 17 March, d. 1 June, 1828. 

■ 6 Hannah E., b. 12 May 1829; d. 15 Feb. 1851; iinm. 

7 infant, born and died 11 April 1831. 

8 Lydia, b. 16 April 1832; m. 17 June 1858, Daniel Plummer. 

9 Drusilla, b. 6 Sept. 1834; m. 27 Aug. 1865, Horace A. Wright. 

10 Lucinda, b. 14 Oct. 1836; d. 15 Nov. 18.38. 

11 George Osgood, b. 3 Jan. 3839; m. 25 Dec. 1878, Diana R., dau. 

of Oliver and Sarah A. (Riclier) Bootliby of Saco. He was a 
farmer. He lived on his father's homestead, and died very 
suddenly, 26 Aug. 1881. No children. 

12 Lucy Ellen, b. 27 April 1841; m. 10 Nov. 1868, Ezra R. Wright. 

13 Deborah F , b. 15 June 1843; is deaf and dunrb; lives at home. 

2 Dorcas, b. 21 Feb. 179ii; never married; lived with her brotlier 

Amos on the homestead until he died, and has since lived with 
Dexter. 

3 Polly, b. Nov. 1797; died 10 April 1799. 

4 Elihu, b. 14 May 1800; m. Nancy Dyer. 

5 daughter, died in infancy. 

6 Enos, b. 8 Sept. 1805 ; m. Dorcas Stone. 

7 Amos, b. 16 Aug. 1807; d. 6 Dec. 1875, He was a bachelor, and 

always lived on the homestead. 

8 Mark, b. 22 June 1810; m. 26 Jan. 18,37, Jane Libby, 1-1-3-9-9-1; 

(died 2 Jan. 1842); 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin and Lois 
(Philips) Hatcli of Wells. He settled on a farm near his father's, 
and has lived there since. Children: 

1 Eliza Jane, b. 30 Jan. 1839; d. 2 Mar 1853. 

2 Julia A., b. 22 July 1841; m. 11 Dec. 1861, John E. Brazier of 

Portland, fresco-painter. Children : 

1 Charles John (Brazier), b. 27 Nov. 1862. 

2 Grace Isabelle (Brazier), b. 25 Feb. 1866. 

3 Lucinda A., b. 21 Feb. 1843; m. 1 July 1863, Geo. E. Gilman of 

Scarborough. 

4 Priscilla Florilla, b. 30 Sept. 1845; m. 10 Sept. 1866, David L. 

Neivcomb of Portland, cooper. He is a son of Jesse R. New- 
comb of Scarborough. No children. 

9 Dexter, b. 5 April 1816; m. 10 Jinie 1840, Eliza Libby, . 5-7-15-3-1. 

He settled on the north part of tlie homestead of his wife's grand- 
father Libby, and still lives there. Children : 

1 Emily Jane, b. 29 March 184 1 ; m. 29 March 1866, Edwin Moody ; 

d. 19 June 1871. 

2 Eliza Frances, b. 5 Jan. 1849; is unra. 

3 Amos Fred, b. 15 April 1803. 



10-5-4-1 

Simeon Libby, born in Scarborough, 3 Sept. 1755; married, 
first, 22 Dec. 1783, Abigail Smith of Biddeford; (died 8 May 
1802) ; second, 24 June 1807, Mrs. Ann Phinney, daughter of 
Simon Huston. 

He served through the Revolutionary war, and for a number of 
years afterward followed coasting. Shortly after his marriage he 
removed to Gorham, and settled on the farm now owned by Lew- 
is Libby, 10-5-4-1-8-3. He died 11 March 1830. His widow died 
7 Jan. 1849. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 16T 

Children, by first wife ; born in Scarborough : 

1 Simeon, b. 11 Jan. 1784; m. Sally Lombard. 

2 Joseph Cutts, b. 4 Dec. 1785 ; m. Betsey and Love Pbinney. 

Born in Gorham : 

3 Kebecca, b. 4 Oct. 1787; m. 26 Dec. 1819, Benjamin Carsley. 

4 Olive, b. 19 March 1790; m. Caleb Kichardsou. 

5 Daniel, b. 18 March 1792 ; m. Martha and Alice Morton. 

6 Abigail, b. 28 June 1794; m. Enoch Libby, lU-2-4-8. 

7 Samuel, b. 21 April 1797 ; d. 18 Aj)ril 1822 ; unm. He was a school- 

teacher. 

8 Ai, b. 21 Nov. 1799; m. Martha Shillings and Elizabeth Files. 

By second wife : 

9 Stephen, b. 8 Aug. 1808. He followed the sea from his 16th year. 

He went on a whaling voyage about 1845, and was never after- 
wai'd heard from. 

10-5-4-2 

Allison Libbt, born in Scarborough, 6 April 1757 ; married, 
15 Feb. 1781, Sarah Dam, 11-7-5-3. 

He served through the Revolution. After the war, he became 
one of the first settlers of the northern jjart of Gorham. The 
removal took place in February. There was no road from Scar- 
borough to Gorham Corner, nor to Saccarappa. His only route 
was by Stroudwater Village. From Stroudwater he went back 
to Saccarappa, thence by a logging road into Windham, crossed 
the river on the ice at Horse-beef falls, and then by another log- 
ging road, with all his possessions loaded upon an ox-sled, reached 
his lonely home. 

There he cleared the farm now occupied by Wm. Wescott, and 
lived until his death, 14 May 181G. His widow married, second, 
20 March 1825, Major Daniel Small of Limington, and died in 
Gorham, 23 Feb. 1849, aged 88. 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Sarah, b. 14 Sept. 1781; m. Daniel Brown. 

2 Olive, b. 5 Mar. 1783; d. June 1786, in Gorham. 

3 Ephraim, b. 30 Oct. 1784; m. Mary Blake. 

Born in Gorham: 

4 Allison, b. 8 Mar. 1787; m. Lois Cross. 

5 Thomas, b. 22 Jan. 1789; d. 8 July 1807. 

6 Abigail, b. 24 Feb. 1791; m. 28 Feb. 1819, James Thomes of Gor- 

ham. 

7 Hugh, b. 26 May 1793; m. Theodosia Small. 

8 Henry, b. 15 July 1795; m. Dorcas Jordan. 

9 Joseph, b. 11 Sept. 1797; m. Eunice Lombard. 

10 James, b. 20 Jan. 1800; m. 14 Nov. 1832, Esther P., dau. of Jane 
(Libby) Irish, 10-5-1-8. Eight after his marriage, he settled on 
the farm now occupied by Jacob Irish. In 1836, he sold that and 
bought the place on which his children now live. He died 18 
Mar. 1864. His Avidow died 11 April 1876. Children: 

1 Benjamin Irish, b. 12 Nov. 1833; unm. 

2 Ehzabeth Ann, b. 28 Sept. 1835 ; m. 19 Dec. 1857, Lemuel Jor- 

dan of Kaymond. 



1G8 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Sarah Small, b. 7 Jan. 1841 ; d. 6 Oct. 1875; unm. 

4 Epliraim, b. 19 April 1846; is a bachelor. 

5 Lauriette, b. 8 Feb., d. 21 Mar., 18.50. 

11 Bryant, b. 22 Feb. 1S()2; m. 10 Feb. 1829, in Lapfrange, Elizabeth, 

dan. of .John and Elizabeth (Jackson) Waterhouse of Poland. 
He, with his two younger brothers, settled in what is now La- 
grange, Me., and built the third log cabin which was built within 
the present limits of the town. His two brothers were dissatisfied 
and returned, but bi^ cleared a farm there and made a permanent 
settlement. He took an active interest in town matters, and for a 
number of years filled the positions of selectman and town treas- 
urer. In March 1847, he moved back to Gorbam and took his 

mother to live with him. He lived on a farm now owned by 

Jackson, and died there 2.3 Feb. 1858. His widow died 22 July 
1878, in Saccarappa. 

Children, all born in Lagrange : 

1 Eliza Jane, b. 28 Oct. 1831; d. 23 Dec. 1831. 

2 Mary Abby, b. 21 Oct. 1832; m. 31 May 1856, Eben L. Nason of 

3 Sarah S , b. 24 May 1835 ; m. 2 Oct. 1855, Dwinal Pride of West- 

brook. 

4 William H., b. 1 Dec. 1836; m. 18 Oct. 1862, Susan A. Ward of 

Windham. Soon after his father's death, he became a clerk 
in a hotel in Portland, and at length married the proprietor's 
daughter. They afterward moved onto a farm in Windham, 
and there he has since lived. He now carries on a stage bus- 
iness between North Windham and Portland. No children. 

5 Bryant, b. 26 Dec. 1846; m. 24 Dec. 1879, Viola, dau. of John 

and Lucretia (Wood) Newcomb of Harrison. He is a teamster 
in Bridgton. No children. 

12 Lothrop, b. 14 May 1804; m. 24 Sept. 1837, Frances, dau. of Asa 

and Frances (Jackson) Knight of Westbrook. Previous to his 
marriage he cleared himself a farm in Lagrange and another in 
Corinth. LTjjon his marriage he bought mills in Westbrook. 
From 1840 he was for 18 years superintendent of the Cumberland 
and Oxford Canal. Since giving up that position he has been a 
farmer in what is now Deering. Children, all born in Westbrook, 
now Deering: 

1 Martha Jane, b. 4 July 1838; m. 23 Feb. 1867, Edward D. Star- 

bird of Deering. 

2 Leonice, b. 26 Oct. 1840; m. 22 Feb. 1862, Benj. S. Cobb of 

Deering. 

3 Louisa, b. 15 Nov. 1842; m. 11 Sept. 1878, Andrew Fisher of 

Hyde Park, Mass. 

4 Emeline, b. 24 Jan. 1845; m. 22 Aug. 1865, Jesse Gay of Saco. 

5 Josephine, b. 23 Nov. 1847; m. 23 Nov. 1865, Charles H. Cobb. 

6 Noah, b. 10 Oct. 1850; d. 20 Jan. 1852. 

13 Jeremiah Noyes, b. 12 Jan. 1808; m. Lucy Bangs. 



10-5-4-3 

Edward Libbt, born in Scarborough, 10 Feb. 1859; married 2 
Oct. 1791, Elizabeth Libby, 11-7-7-2, 

Although but a boy, lie was at the battle of Bunker Hill, and 
served all through the war of the Revolution. After the war he. 
bought land in Gorham, cleared a portion of it, and built a log- 
house. He then went to Scarborough, married Elizabeth, and , 
took her to her wilderness home. There they lived and died : he, • 
15 Mar. 1848 ; she, 27 April 1853. | 



THE FIFTH GEKERATION. 169 

Children, all born in Gorliam : 

1 Sewall, b. 10 Jan. 1793; m. Achsah Hall. 

2 Dorothy, b. 4 Sept. 1794; m. Thomas Johnson. 

3 Sarah, b. 11 June 1796; m. 4 Feb. 1823, John, son of Hannah (Lib- 

by) Jones, 10-5-4-9. 

4 Gardner, b. 22 Jan. 1798; m. Hannah Moulton. 

5 Hannah, b. 18 Jan. 1800; m. 22 Sept. 1823, Reuben Shaw. 

6 Marrett, b. 3 May 1802; m. Mary Libby, 1-1-2-2-4-6. 

7 Eliza, b. 8 May 1804; m. 1st, 4 Dec. 1822, John Johnson; 2d, VVm. 

Johnson. 

8 Joseph, b. 10 March 1806 ; m. Mary Allison Libby, 10-5-4-1.5-2. 

9 Alvah, b. 11 Feb. 1808; m. Ann Harmon. 

10 Ebenezer How, b. 22 Dec. 1810; m. Catherine R. Irish. 

11 Maria G., b. 9 April 1813; d. 10 Oct. 1832. 

10-5-4-7 

Mark Libby, born in Scarborough, 15 Feb. 1765; married, 24 
May 1785, Anna Libby, 10-5-1-7. 

He was one of the early settlers of Unity. The removal took 
place when Samuel was an infant. The mother, with him in her 
arms, accomplished the entire distance on horseback. Their only 
guides were spotted trees, which enabled tliem to keep the bridle- 
path. He built his log cabin on the spot where he ever afterward 
lived, and, in process of time, cleared a good farm. 

He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church. He 
died 22 June 1838, and she 12 Sept. 1850. 

Children : 

1 Anna, b. 1787; m. 1806, John McDaniel. He married second, her 

aunt, Lucy Libby. 

2 Rufus, b. 1789; died 1808. 

3 Mark, b. 1791 ; died 1814, in Plattsburgh, IST. .Y. His death was oc- 

casioned by his being prematurely ordered on duty after recov- 
ering fi'om the measles. He took cold and died. 

4 Samuel Dean, b. 24 March 1793; m. Betsey Libby, 10-1-6-5-4-1. 

5 Abigail, b. 4 Sept. 1797; m. David Libby, 10-1-6-5-4. 

6 Sally, b. 1 June 1802; unm. ; lives on the homestead. 

7 Elisha, b. 12 April 1805 ; m. Sarah Patterson. 

8 Allison, b. 12 April 1807; m. Sarah J. Mitchell. 

9 Rufus B., b. 6 Nov. 1809; is a bachelor; lives on the homestead. 

10-5-4-10 

JosiAH S. Libby, born in Scarborough, 21 Oct. 1773 ; married 
first, 22 June 1796, Sarah Libby, 11-7-11-2 ; (died 31 Mar. 1798, 
in Pownal) ; second, 3 Feb, 1806, Lydia (Harmon) Davis of 
Durham, widow of Aaron Davis of Portland. 

He went to Pownal a young man, built a log hut in the midst 
of the woods, cleared a little land, and lived there some time 
alone. Thither, later, he took his wife, and there she died. Left 
alone with his infant daughter, he returned to Scarborough, and 
for eight years worked for his father-in-law. He then niarried 
again, and went back to his farm in Pownal, and there lived until 
his death, which occurred 1-4 Nov, 1841, His widow died Feb, 
1870. 



170 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Sarah, h. 6 Dec. 1797; never married. She always lived in the fam- 

ily of her uncle, George Libhy, and became a "second mother" 
to his orphaned childi-en. She died 22 Jan. 186.3. 

By second wife : 

2 Daniel, b. 25 Dec. 1807; married 5 .Jan. 1862, Sarah E. Libby, 

10-2-1-2-3-10-1. He always lived on his father's homestead, and 
died 23 Nov. 1878, leaving a family of small children, who still 
retain the farm. His wife died 9 .July 1875. Children: 

1 Mary Etta, b. 30 Dec. 1862; is a teacher. 

2 Thomas Lester, b. 27 Nov. 1864. 

3 Charlotte Emma, b. 18 Dec. 1866. 

4 Irving Roscoe, b. 14 April 1868. 

5 Howard -Josiah, b. 12 Aug. 1871. 

6 Sarah Maud, b. 4 .July 1875; d. 8 Sept. 1875. 

3 Eliza Ann, b. 26 Mar. 1809; m. Wm. Tufts. 

4 Esther, b. 26 Feb. 1811 ; m. Ephraim White. 

5 Harriet, b. 3 Aug. 1813; m. 1st, 27 Sept, 1838, Perez Cliapin Brown; 

2d, Geo. Chapman. 

6 Hiram L., b. 29 Dec. 1815; d. 27 July 1873. He lived always on 

the homestead, a bachelor. 

7 Aaron, b. 29 April 1818; m. 26 Jan. 1845, Mercy Libby, 1-1-3-9-10-2. 

He settled, and still lives, on part of his father's homestead. 
Children : 

1 Sarah Frances, b. 24 Oct. 1845; m. Geo. W. Larrabee. 

2 Josiah Hanson, b. 6 Aug. 1847; m. 17 Jan. 1877, Luella A., dau. 

of Anthony and Lydia (Jordan) Frost of Powual. He lived 
at home until his marriage, and then settled on his wife's 
father's farm. Besides being a farmer, he, and his father 
also, are makers of hay-poles. Children: 

1 Alice Cecil, b. 21 Dec. 1877. 

2 Ada Rose, b. 3 Oct. 1879. 

3 Ada Antoinette, b. 2 Aug. 1852; d. 23 Sept. 1879; unm. 

4 Willie Tufts, b. 13 April 1859. 

8 John Robinson, -b. 25 .July 1821 ; d. 28 Feb. 1822. 

9 Josiah, b. 4 Sept. 1824; was a carriage-maker; died in Boston of 

small-pox, 25 Jan. 1846; unm. 
10 Lydia, b. 22 May 1827 ; m. William Brown. 

10-5-4-13 

Morris Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 Sept. 1780; married 
Mary Ann Swain, daughter of Elijjhalet and Mollie (Shaw) 
Swain of Wilton. 

He was a fanner. After the death of his fatlier he went to 
live with his sister Charlotte in Jay. He lived in Wilton after his 
marriage until 1834, when he removed to Avon. In Avon he 
lived until his death, wdiich took place 18 Jan. 1860. He was a 
member of the Methodist Church. His wife died in May, 1864. 

Children, all born in Wilton : 

1 Rufus Winn, b. 21 May 1820; m. 1st, 16 Nov. 1843, Ruth B., dau. of 
Rev. Henry Cushman; (died 26 Mar. 1847); 2d, 7 Nov. 1849, Bet- 
sey, dau. of William and Mary (Dyer) Phillips of Weld. He 
always lived in Avon, and died there 24 Nov. 1858. He was a, 
farmer and school-teacher; a member of the Methodist Church. 
His widow married, 28 May 1866, Rodney Stearns of Weld. 
Children, by first wife : 

1 Augusta, b. 18 Sept. 1844; m. Alexander Flanders. fl 

2 Helena, b. 18 Feb. 1846; m. Charles demons. f 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 171 

By second wife : 

3 Charles, b. 21 Dec. 1850; d. 7 Aug. 1852. 

4 Sarah .Jane. b. 31 Oct. 1852; m. 24 June 1871, Benj. Rand; died 

1 Feb. 1878. Children: 

1 Henry L. (Rand), b. 2 June 1872. 

2 Jennie B. (Rand), b. 12 July 1875. 

5 Florida D., b. 31 Aug. 18.54; d. 14 Mar. 1861. 

6 Lewis R., b. 4 April 1857; m. Leora, dan. of Thomas and Han- 

nah (Parker) Carleton; died 4 Feb. 1874, having outlived his 
wife. Child : 
1 Mabel L., b. 19 May 1873; lives with Mrs. Stearns. 

7 Clara Maria, b. 28 July 1859; d. 1 1 Dec. 1879. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 27 Aug. 1822; m. Daniel Robinson. Her daughter, 

Lelia Josephine Robinson, has taken the regular course through 
the Boston Law School, and has just been refused admission'to 
the bar. 

3 Sally Esther Lancaster, b. 16 July 1827; m. Ebeuezer Averill But- 

terfield. 

10-5-4-15 

Solomon Libby, born in Scarborough, 23 March 1785 ; mar- 
ried Fanny Sylvester of Freeport, Me. He went to Freeport 
Avhen he was 21, and went to work in a ship-yard. After his mar- 
riage he removed to Brunswick, where he settled on a place now 
owned by Benjamin Morse. He worked as ship-carpenter in many 
of the near towns. His wife died in 1843, and he in 18G1, 

Children, all born in Brunswick : 

1_ Cyrus T., b. 22 Jan. 1808; m. Rebecca Strout of Cape Elizabeth. 
He learned the carpenter's trade in Portland, and soon after re- 
moved to Illinois, where he went into business. He died about 
1870, and his widow two years later. Children : 

1 Rebecca, born in Portland. 

2 Susan, born in Illinois. 

2 Mary Allison, b. 8 April 1810; m. Joseph Libby, 10-5-4-3-8. 

3 Joseph Varney, b. 15 April 1812; m. 20 Sept. 18.36, Mary Ann Lib- 

by, 10-5-4-1-2-3. He was a house-carpenter. Soon after his mar- 
riage he settled in Gorham, on the place now occupied by his son, 
Cyrus S. Libby. He died Oct. 1872. His widow still lives in 
Gorham. Children : 

1 Lizzie Rensselaer, b. 27 Sept. 1838; m. Feb. 1871, Joseph Hine 
of Schofield, Mich. 
• 2 Cyrus S., b. 9 Feb. 1841; m. Sept. 1866, Martha, dau. of Wyer 
and Patience (Ayer) Pike of Cornish. He is a carpenter. 
Children : 

1 Cora Estelle, b. 8 Dec. 1868. 

2 Lauranda Clements, b. 14 April 1870. 

3 Charles F., b. 27 Jan. 1843; d. 11 Feb. 1844. 

4 Frances Ann, b. 3 Jan. 1845 ; is unmarried. 

5 Catherine Elder, b. 15 July 1850; d. 27 Sept. 1850. 

6 Randall E., b. 20 July 1852; d. 22 Sept. 1852. 

7 Lulu M., b. 1 March 1856; d. 1 Aug. 1856. 

4 Desire L., b. 22 Nov. 1817; m. Lebbeus Ward. 

5 Frances Jane, b. 22 Jan. 1820; m. 1st, 4 Jan. 1847, Frederick A. De- 

Creney; 2d, Isaac Yarney. 

6 Esther A., b. 21 Aug. 1824; m. Walter Breckinbridge of Arkansas. 

7 Solomon, b. Sept. 1826; m. Lucy Scopeland of Brunswick. He 

learned the carpenter's trade, and was many years in business in 
Brunswick. About 1860 he removed to Oakland, Cal., where he 
has since been in business. No children. 



172 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-5-4-16 

Demas Libby, born in Scarborougli, 4 May 1787 ; married, 1 
Oct. 1807, Mary Berry, daughter of Solomon and Hannah (Jones) 
Berry of 8carl)orough. He was a farmer, and always lived on his 
father's lioniestead. He died 20 April 1872. His wife died 7 
Oct. 185G. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Solomon, b. 23 July 1808; m. 18 Sept. 1834, Abigail, dau. of Thom- 

as and Mary (McKenney) Jackson of Cape Elizabeth. Almost 
immediately after his marriage he settled on the farm in Gorham 
now occupied by his widow. He died 19 July 1875. Children: 

1 Ellen, b. 24 July 1836; m. 31 Dec. 1863, Daniel Wescott; d. 31 

Oct. 1877. 

2 Ivory, b. 21 Sept. 1839; m. 2 Jan. 1868, his cousin, Susan A,, 

dau. of Henry S. and Abigail (Stevens) Jackson. Soon after 
his marriage, lie bought and settled on the farm in South 
Windham, on which he has since lived. Children: 

1, 2 died in infancy. 

3 RuthElla, b. 28bec. 1876. 

3 Mary Abigail, b. 16 Oct. 1846; m. 1st, 14 Sept. 1867, William R. 

M;iybury; 2d, her cousin, Henry B. Jackson. 

4 Maranda Jane, b. 17 Aug. 1851; is mim. 

2 Ivory, b. 22 April 1810; d 23 Sept. 1847; unm. 

3 Allison, b. 6 May 1813; d. 9 June 1813. 

4 Demas, b. 8 July 1815; m. Mehitable Libby, 1-1-3-9-2-6. 

5 Lewis, b. 18 Aug. 1820; d. 2 Jan. 1821. 

10-5-5-1 

Robert Libby, born in Scarborough, 20 Oct. 1761 ; married 
Elizabeth March, 11-6-1-5. 

After his marriage he lived awhile with his uncle Roger Libby, 
1-1-2-3. He then settled in Limington and cleared the farm now 
occupied by Shirley Libby, 10-5-5-10-3. About 1830, he sold this 
and went to live with his daughters in Sebago, where his wife 
died, 21 Mar. 1838, and he, 5 Oct. 1847. 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Annie, b. 9 July 1785 ; m. Abraham Cousins. 

2 Polly, b. 5 May 1788; m. John Libby, 10-5-5-2-1. 

Born in Limington : 

3 EKzabeth, b. 14 April 1791 ; m. 31 Oct. 1823, Joseph Blake. 

4 Sally, b. 20 Nov. 1793; m. John Pugsley of Sebago. 

5 Jane, b. 1 May 1797; m. 13 July 1826, John Meserve of Sebago. 

6 Lucy, b. 23 Mar. 1800; m. 6 Oct. 1825, James Brown, son of Euth 

(Libby) Brown, 10-2-1-1-1. 

10-5-5-2 

Harvey Libby, boi-n in Scarborough, 18 Dec. 1763 ; married, 
16 March 1790, Sar.vh Small of Limington. 

He served through the Revolution, and afterward settled in 
Limington, about a mile west of what is now Limington Corner, 
on the farm now occupied by the widow of his son David S. 
Libby. There he lived until his death. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 173 

His first wife died 1 Nov. 1830, and he married second, Polly, 
daughter of Simeon Strout of Limington. He died 28 Feb. 1849, 
and his widow 5 Oct. 1855. 

Children, all born in Limington : 

1 John, b. 7 Oct. 1790; m. 13 Feb. 1816, Mary Libby, 10-5-5-1-2. Im- 

mediately after his marriage, he settled on wild land in Liming- 
ton, but two or three years later removed to Sebago, and cleared 
a farm in what is known as New Limington, now owned by Peter 
Sawyer. In iy33 he moved onto another farm in Sebago, wliere 
he died 2 Dec. 1862. His widow died 7 Sept. 1875. Children: 

1 Mary, b. 4 Dec. 1819; m. 17 Aug. 1851, Kichard F. Meserve. 

2 James Frazier, b. 29 Dec. 1821 ; is a bachelor. He learned the 

shoemaker's trade in Lynn, and was afterward a manufac- 
turer there. In 1861 he returned home to take care of his 
parents, and has since lived on the homestead fai m. 

3 Eliza, b. 21 Sept. 1823; m. 39 Sept. 1850, Wm. H. Allen. 

2 Sarah, b. 14 Oct. 1792; m. 21 Jan. 1813, Humphrey Small, a son of 

Elizabeth (Dam) Small, 11-7-5-2. 

3 James Frazier, b. 23 Nov. 1794; was one of the crew of the privateer 

" Dash, " which sailed from Portland in the war of 1812, and was 
never heard from. 

4 Mary, b. 26 Dec. 1796; m. 5 Mar. 1818, Moses Chase. 

5 Nathaniel, b. 25 Mar. 1799; m. Elizabeth L. and Catherine Staples. 

6 Jacob, b. 20 April 1801 ; died 28 Mar. 1822, from being crushed by 

a falling chimney; unm. 

7 Anna. b. l7 May 1803; m. 9 Dec. 1824, John M. Staples. 

8 Dorothy, b. 20 Aug. 1805; m. 14 April 1825, Abraham Tyler. 

9 Elmira, l twins, born ) m. Joseph Small. 

10 Statira, J 21 Aug. 1807; ) m. 25 Nov. 18-30, Sewall Thompson, 

11 Kobert, b. 3 July 1809; d. 14 May 1829. 

12 David Small, b. 10 July 1812; m. 28 March 1839, Martha L., dau. of 

Dorothy (Libby) Small, 5-7-12-9. He was a house-carpenter by 
trade, but from the time of his marriage was chiefly occupied in 
farming. He lived on his father's homestead, and died there 20 
Nov. 1878. Children: 

1 Frances Woodman, b. 28 Mar. 1840; m. 10 Aug. 1857, Charles 

M. Bragdon. 

2 Abbie Johnson, b. 18 Feb. 1842; m. 1 Jan. 1873, John M. Pu- 

rinton. 

3 Celia Louise, b. 22 July 1845; m. 27 April 1867, as second wife, 

Charles M. Bragdon. 

4 Martha Ellen, b. 13 Sept. 1847; m. 26 May 1877, Solomon Wood- 

berry of Boston, printer. Child : 
1 Ealph Libby (Woodberry), b. 11 Feb. 1880; d. IS June 1880. 

5 Frank Willard, b. 17 July 1850; m. 26 May 1877_, Lizzie S., dau. 

of Eollins and Almira (Bangs) Philpot of Limerick. Lived 
at home until 1880, when he moved to Limerick, and became 
an agent for agricultural implements. No children. 

6 Stephen Millard, b. 25 Sept. 1857; is a clerk in Ipswich, Mass. 

13 Stephen Meserve, b. 21 Jan. 1815 ; m. Lois S. Chase. 

10-5-5-9 

Nathaniel Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1778 ; married 
first, 9 Nov. 1801, Lucy Weston, daughter of Daniel Weston of 
Cape Elizabeth; (died 31 Aug. 1806); second, 28 Aug. 1808, 
LoRANA Moses, daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Coolbroth) Moses. 
He lived on part of his father's homestead, and died 22 April 
1826. His widow died 11 Sept. 1839. 



174 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Lucy, b. 21 April 1804; m. 27 Jan. 1S29, Capt. Freeman Smitli of 

Portland, a son of Capt. Freeman bmith of Welllieet, Mass. He 
died 14 Nov. 1878. Children: 

1 Mary Elizabeth (Smith), b. 28 Aug. 1833; m. 29 July 1852, Dan- 

iel W. Nash of Portland, a stove dealer. Children : 

1 Ella Frances (Nash), b. 22 May 1853; m. 25 Dec. 1878, 

Peter S. Nickerson. 

2 Carry Adelaine (Nash), b. 17 April 1856. 

3 Daniel Freeman (Nash), b. 19 Oct. 1858. 

2 Helen Augusta (Smith), b. 29 Oct. 1838; m. 24 Sept. 1864, Fred- 

erick Bucknam ; d. 12 May IHTS. Children: 

1 Frederick William (Bucknam), b. 3 Aug. 1872. 

2 Helen Adelaide (Bucknam), b. 8 Dec. 1876. 

2 Joseph Weeks, twin with Lucy, b. 21 April 1804; m. Mary Jordan. 

By second wife : 

3 Edward, b. 13 March 1809; m. Asenath Sanborn and Harriet F. 

Smith. 

4 Freeman, b. 22 April 1811 ; m. Soranah Sanborn and Mehitable S. 

Brackett. 

5 Mary, m. 25 Dec. 1837, Stephen Sanborn. 

6 David, was a cripple; died 3 Nov. 1839. 

7 Sally, b. 27 April 1818; d. 1 Dec. 1840; imm. 

8 Ansel, b. 29 Aug. 1821 ; m. 8 Aug. 1849, Eliza Ann, dau. of Thomas 

and Sarah (Heseltine) Carter. Li his younger days he followed 
the sea. He afterward settled on a part of the homestead of 
Capt. Anthony Libby, 1-1-2-7. There he died 24 Mar. 18G8, and 
his widow still lives. Children : 

1 Thomas Jefferson, b. 8 Nov. 1850 ; d. 3 July 1851. 

2 Thomas Carter, b. 19 Aug. 1853; is unmarried. 

3 Lorana, b. 10 Dec. 1855; m. 1879, Stephen Harmon. 

4 William Smith, b. 7 Oct. 1858 ; is unmarried. 

10-5-5-10 

Luke Libby, born in Scarborough, 2 Feb. 1780 ; married, 19 
May 1808, Susaknah Matthews, daughter of John and Cath- 
erine (Moses) Matthews. He settled on half of his father's home- 
stead, and increased it considerably in size by ^iurchase. His wife 
died 12 Feb. 1852. He died 23 Mar. 1858. 

Children : 

1 Julian, b. 24 June 1809; m. 17 April 1834, James E. Milliken. 

2 Simon, b. 1 Mar. 1811; m. 1st, 26 Jan. 1837, Annie, dau. of 

Benjamin and Mary Ballard of Argyle; (died 8 Mar. 1850); 2d, 
19 Nov. 1850, Mrs. Sally (Pratt) Picker of Paris, Me.; (died Dec. 
1872); 3d, 19 Oct. 1873, Elsie, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Stan- 
ton of Poland. Seven and one-half years he spent in the woods 
of Penobscot county. The six years following his marriage he 
lived in Scarborough, and then settled on the farm in Poland on 
wliich he has since lived. He is a member of the F. W. Baptist 
Church. Children, all by first wife : 

1 Mary Ann, b. 13 May 1840; m. Orlando Keene. 

2 Ellen, b. 21 April 1843; m. 1864, Wm. Waring of Fall Pdver, 

Mass. ; d. 20 July 1874. 

3 Charles Orington, b. Mar. 1846; d. 23 April 1849. 

4 Hannah E., b. 4 May 1848; d. 15 Jan. 1849. 

3 Shirley, b. 3 Jan. 1813 ; m. Mary E. Sinclair. 

4 Daniel, b. 13 Oct. 1816; m. Nancy Hasty. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 175 

5 Lyclia. b. 6 June 1818; m. 13 Dec. 1849, Nathaniel Milliken. 

6 Hannah, b. 29 Sept. 1820; m. 16 April 1840, Lorenzo Rice of Saco. 
1 Catherine, b. 4 April 1823; m. 1st, 7 Oct. 184.5, John Lombard; 2d, 

Nathan Crara. 

8 Susan Frances, b. 12 June 1825 ; m. 13 Dec. 1849, Wm. M. Boothby. 

9 George Prout, b. 4 Feb. 1827; m. 8 Oct. 1854, Mehitable D., dau. of 

Thomas C. and Mehitable (Moulton) Carter. He lives on his 
father's homestead, a forehanded farmer. Children: 

1 Susie Caroline, b. 11 Jan. 1856; m. 26 Nov. 1879, Frederick A. 

Miller. 

2 Charles Edwin, b. 14 Feb. 1858; unm. 

3 Ada Almeda, b. 11 Aug. 1866. 

10-5-6-1 

Reuben Libbt, born in Scarborough, about 1761 ; married, 6 
Feb. 1782, Elizabeth Burnham of Scarborough. He died a few- 
years after his marriage, (before 1789), and his widow went to 
Danville with the rest of Luke Libby's family. She lived at one 
time with her husband's brother Humphrey. 

Children : 

1 Silas, m. Mary Boyd ; emigrated to Kentucky. 

2 Ehoda (?). 



10-5-6-2 

DoMiNicus LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 13 June 1763; married 
4 Jan. 1790, Dorothy McKenney. [See page 63.] 

He removed to Danville, now a part of Auburn, with his 
mother and four younger brothers, and settled on a farm. He 
died 5 Jan. 1836. His wife died 24 Feb. 1817. All but four of 
his children lived at home and died unmarried. The homestead 
finally went to Mrs. Jordan, and is now occuijied by James Clark. 

Children : 

1 Jane, b. 12 Oct. 1790; d. 23 Mar. 1874. 

2 Moses, b. 5 Mar. 1792; m. 24 Jan. 1819, Mary Ann, dau. of Stephen 

and Priscilla (Martin) Larrabee of Danville. He was a farmer in 
Danville. He and his wife were members of the Methodist 
( hurch. His death took place 28 June 1837. His widow is living 
at the age of 87. Children: 

1 John Nelson, b. 2 March 182 ; unm. He is blind, and has been 

a farmer and tradesman. 

2 Asenath, b. 16 Jvrly 1S23; d. 9 Sept. 1844; unm. 

3 Dorothy Jane, b. 19 May 1825; d. 13 Mar. 1843. 

4 Stephen L., b. 3 Dec. 1827; d. 9 May 1831. 

5 Dominicus, b. 5 Dec. 1829; died 3 May 18!)4, before Eichmond, 

Va. He was a member of tlie 7th Maine Volunteers, and 
afterward a veteran in the 23d. 

6 Lorenzo Fletcher, b. 9 July 1831 ; d. 10 July 1831. 

7 Priscilla Martha, b. 3 June 1823; m. 1st, 13 July 1856, Charles 

Hearn; (died 5 May 1867); 2d, 15 Sept. 1870, Chas. W. Wal- 
lace. No children. 

8 Mary Ann, b. 16 Oct. 1836; d. 23 Dec. 1853. 

3 Hannah, b. 11 Aug. 1794; d. 9 June 1844. 

4 Luke, b. 24 Jan. 1796; d. 23 Jan. 1813. 

5 Polly, b. 14 Oct. 1797; d. 25 June 1835. 



176 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

6 Dominicus, b. 24 June 1799; d. 14 July 1836. 

7 Dorothy, b. 30 June 1801; m. Jonathan Libby, 10-5-6-4-1. 

8 William, b. 7 Mar. 1803; m. 26 Nov. 1847, Ann Libby, 10-5-6-5-9; d. 

12 April 1850. His widow lives with her sister's husband, Moses 
Libby. No children. 

9 Eufus, ) twins, born ) d. 9 Feb. 1846. 

10 Eunice, f 10 Aug. 1805 ; 5 m. 21 Oct. 1840, Wm. M. Jordan ; died 1 
Dec. 1876. Her husband died IS Sept. 1872. Children: 

1 Hannah (Jordnn), b. 11 Nov. 1841; d. next day. 

2 Paifus L. (Jordan), b. 28 Aug. 1843; d. 6 April 1845. 

3 William A. (Jordan), b. 24 June 1846. 



10-5-6-4 

Luke Libby, born in Scarborough, 1767 ; married Betsey 

Mitchell, daughter of Jonatlian and (Lovett) Mitchell of 

Cape Elizabeth. He removed to Pejepscot, (afterward Danville, 
and now Auburn), and cleared a farm, on which he lived until 
his death, 13 Oct. 1800. His widow married Thomas Murray, 
and continued to live on the homestead. She died 15 June 1856. 

Children : 

1 Jonathan, b. 29 Feb. 1798 ; m. Mary Jordan. 

2 Dorothy, b. Feb. 1800; m. Wm. Jordan. 



10-5-6-5 

Isaac Libby, born in Scarborough, 1768; married 10 Nov. 
1793, Dorothy Meservb. [See page 37.] He settled in Dan- 
ville, on the farm (now in Auburn) which is at present occupied 
by Moses H. and Wm. M. Libby, his son Isaac's sons. He died 
14 May 1822. His widow died 29 Aug. 1825. 

Children : 

1 William, b. 20 Jan. 1795 ; m. Nancy Jord^in. 

2 Jonah, b. 17 Nov. 1797 ; m. Hepsibeth Hauscom. 

3 Margaret, died aged about ten years. 

4 Luke, b. 8 Jan. 1801; m. Mary Larrabee. 

5 Isaac, b. 12 Nov. 1801 ; m. Abigail S. Hanscom. 

6 Hannah, b. 12 Feb. 1805; m. 16 Dec. 1828, Charles Jordan. 

7 Dorothy, b. 2 Feb. 1807 ; m. 14 April 1829, Chas. Peoples ; d. 21 Jan. 

1879. 

8 Margaret, b. 28 March 1809; m. Moses Libby. 1-4-1-6-3-8. 

9 Ann, b. 7 May 1811; m. William Libby, 10-5-6-2-8. 
10 John, b. 23 Aug. 1813; d. 23 Nov. 1836; unm. 



10-5-6-7 

William Libby, born in Scarborough, 1 Jan. 1772; married, 
20 Jan. 1797, Hanis'ah McKenney. [See page 63.] 

He settled on a farm in Danville, on which he lived until his 
death, 1 April 1847. He was a member of the Methodist Cimrch. 
His widow died 22 Mar. 1866. Except the youngest, their chil- 
dren all lived and died on the homestead farm, unmarried. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 177 

They were : 

1 Esther, b. 1 May 1798; died 19 Oct. 1869. 

2 Lucy, b. 1802; died 22 Mar. 1819. 

3 Sarah, b. 1805; d. 8 Feb. 1833. 

4 Dorothy, b. 18U8; d. 21 July 1835. 

5 Gardner, b. 1811; d. 22 Mar. 1836. 

6 Philip, b. Mar. 1816; m. Betsey Anu, dau. of Samuel Goss of Dan- 

ville; d. 11 Jan. 1846. His widow married Isaac Libby, 6-4-1-6-1-1. 
Only child : 
1 Lucy, died aged 19 years. 



10-7-1-2 

JoHX LiBBT, born in Kittery, (now Eliot), Me., 29 Jan. 1760; 
married, 7 June 1781, Sarah Leathers, daughter of Robert 
Leathers of Durham, N. H. 

He was by trade a blacksmith. He settled in Durham in the 
spring before his marriage and, except a few years spent in Dover, 
N". H., lived there until his death. He was shipsmith on board a 
vessel which was captured by a French privateer in 1798, and for 
nearly a year lay in a French prison, which so impaired his health 
that he never recovered. He died 20 June 1812. His widow 
died 2" July 1850. 

Children : 

1 Ephraim, b. 6 Dec. 1781 ; was never married. He was a sailor. He 
attempted to jump for a wager across a street in Boston, and 
received injuries which resulted in his death a few months later 
in Charleston, S. C. He died 1 July 1811. ' 

Sarah, b. 1 April 1783 ; m. Enoch French of Gardiner, Me. 

Mary, b. 22 Feb. 1785; d. 22 Oct. 1785. 

Deborah, b. 25 Aug. 1786; m John Parks. 

John, b. 8 May 1788; m. 21 Aug. 1810, Hannah Wells of Dover. He 
was a blacksmith in Durham Village, where he died 15 March 
1824, and his widow, 24 June 1868. Children : 

1 Harriet C, b. 2 Dec. 1810; m. 21 Aug. 1836, Wm. H. Gage of 

Walpole, -H. H. 

2 Mehitable W., b. 3 July 1814; is unmarried. 

3 Mary B., b. 6 Mar. 1816; m. 6 Oct. 1837. Albert Jackson. 

4 Susan S., b. 4 June 1818; d. 14 Dec. 1847; unm. 

5 John D., b. 22 Feb. 1820; was a mason; died in Boston, 15 Jan. 

1855; unm. 

6 Kobert, b. 6 Feb. 1790; m. Sarah Tyler of Gardiner, Me. He was a 

sailor, and died in Canton, China, in 1832. Children: 

1 Robert, left Gardiner about 1845. 

2 Sarah. 

3 , daughter. 

7 Joseph, b. 3 Feb. 1793 ; m. Louisa Myers. 

8 Abigail, b. 26 April 1795 ; m. 1st, Wni. Brown ; 2d, Silas Coolidge of 

Boston, Mass. 

9 George, b. 20 July 1797; m, Abigail Nutter. He was a ship-carpen- 

ter, and died at sea, 1837. His widow married Phineas Went- 
worth and died about 1843. Only child : 
1 daughter, died in infancy. 
10 Morrill, b. 19 Sept. 1801; m. Mary Nutter of Portsmouth, He was 
a carpenter and after his marriage lived in Newmarket, where he 
died in November, 1830. His widow married Oliver H, Thomp- 
son, and died 12 Sept. 1873. Children : 
12 



178 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Sarah E., b. 2 Jan. 1825; m. Nathaniel Eobinson of Boston. 

Children : 

1 Charles E. (Eobinson), b. 18 Dec. 1846. 

2 Frank G. (Eobinson), b. 1 Aug. 1848. 

2 Louisa, b. 1826; m. .Jesse T. Cram; d. 9 Aug. 1873. 

11 Jedediah, b. 8 Aug. 1806; never married. He died in Bangor, Me., 
about 1833, from over-exertion in w^restling. 

10-7-1-3 

Joel Libbt, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 13 May 1762; 
married first, 20 Dec. 1789, Betty Staples ; (died 24 July 1793) ; 
second, 15 Dec. 1793, Sarah Hanscom, daughter of Jonathan 
Hanscom. He always lived on his father's homestead, and died 
20 Oct. 1807. His widow tore down the house which his great- 
grandfather had built, and erected the one now standing on the 
same site. She died 27 Jan. 1842. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Joel, b. 18 N'ov. 1790; d. 21 July 1875. He was a bachelor and 

always lived on the homestead. 

2 Epliraim, b. 8 Nov. 1792 ; died in infancy. 

By second wife : 

3 Sarah, b. 18 Dec. 1794; d. 22 April 1823; unm. 

4 Betty, b. 18 April 1796; died in infancy. 

5 Elsie, b. 14 Nov. 1797; m. 8 Oct. 1818, Ebenezer Bartlett. 

6 Eachel, b. 10 Dec. 1799; m. 17 Feb. 1827, James Eogers. 

7 Abigail Hanscom, b. 17 Dec. 1801; m. 14 Dec. 1828, James L. Paul; 

died 10 Jan. 1836. 

8 Moses, b. 6 Jan. 1805; m. 1st, 24 April 1842, Pisidia, widow of 

Thomas Leach, dau. of Parsons of Kittery; (died 5 Feb. 

1845); 2d, 12 Sept. 1S47, Martha Ann, dau. of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Place) Godsoe. He has always been a farmer on his 
father's homestead. Children, by lirst wife: 

1 Charles William, b. 20 Nov. 1843; is a sailor; unm. 

2 Mary Abby, b. 30 Nov. 1844; d. 27 Sept. 1867; unm. 

By second wife: 

3 Frances Ellen, b. 2 Aug. 1848; is unmarried. 

4 Leonard Appleton, b. 29 Oct. 1850; unm. He learned the car- 

penter's trade in Haverhill, Mass., where he has since worked 
as journeyman. 

5 Clara Ann, b. 13 April 1853 ; unm. 

10-7-1-4 

David Libbt, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 15 May 1764 ; 
married, 15 Nov. 1789, Abigail Tobet, daughter of Samuel To- 
bey. He was a shoemaker by trade, but lived on, and tilled, a 
portion of his father's homestead. For a number of years he was 
one of the selectmen of Eliot. He died 17 Sei^t. 1857. His wife 
died 29 March 1849. 

Children, all born in that part of Kittery now Eliot : 

1 James, b. 20 Sept. 1790; m. 16 Jan. 1821, Jane Libby, 10-4-6-4. He 
was a shoemaker, and settled on part of his father's farm. He 
was drowned in the Piscataqua Eiver in 1827, and, the same year, 
16 Dec, his widow married Capt. Caleb Frost. No children. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 179 

2 David, b. 26 Oct. 1792; m. Betsey Hanscom. 

3 Jolm, b. 20 Dec. 1794; d. 19 Aug. 1SU3. 

4 Mary, b. 17 March 1797; m. 20 May 1817, Deacon Alpheus Hanscom. 

5 Oliver, b. 6 Jan. 1799; m. Elizabeth Henderson. 

6 Jeremiah, b. 6 April 1801; m. Julia F. Hammond. 

7 Abigail, b. 6 July 1803; m. 13 Dec. 1828, James K. Paul. 

8 Isaac, b. 6 Aug. 180.5; m. 21 Oct. 1840, Mary, dau. of Solomon and 

Abigail (Lord) Neal of South Berwick. He is a farmer. Since 

his marriage he has lived on the homestead of his wife's father 

in South Berwick. Child : 

1 Isaac, b. 12 Aug. 1841, in South Berwick; is a bachelor, and 

lives at home. He has been one of the selectmen of the town. 

9 William, b. 10 March 1808; m. Sally Scammou and Mississippi Cox. 

10-7-1-6 

Clement Libbt, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 4 Sept. 1768 ; 
married, 24 Nov. 1791, Phebe Tibbetts, daughter of David and 
Mary (Tibbetts) Tibbetts of Rochester, N. H. 

He settled on the farm in Rochester, N. H., now occupied by 
Edward Mills, and lived on it until his death. The following he 
himself recorded : " I came to Rochester to reside October the 
2d 1790." "I moved into my own house the 13th of June 1796." 
" I raised my barn the 8th day of ISTovember 1796." He died 31 
July 1848, and his widow 14 Sept. 1849. 

' Children, all born in Rochester : 

1 Isaac, b. 7 Nov. 1792; m. 2 June 1832, Dorothy, dau. of Samuel and 

Sarah (Ham) Allen. He was a trunk-maker, and also cultivated 
a small piece of land on which he dwelt, now occupied by his 
widow. He died 19 Oct. 1873. No children. 

2 Anna, b. 27 May 1795; d. 20 May 1867; unm. 

3 Ezra, b. 15 May 1798; d. 15 July 1814. 

4 Jesse, b. 31 Oct. 1800; m. 14 June 1834, Sophia, dau. of William 

and Tamsen (Baker) Heard. He was a trunk-maker by trade. 
He lived in Reatling, Mass., a short time including the period of 
his marriage, and then retiuned to his father's homestead. He 
died 1 Nov. 1839. His widow married Silas Tibbetts, and then 
Joshua Hubbard, and now lives at Rochester Village. Child : 
1 Mary Charlotte, b. 24 Jmie 1835; m. Samuel Marston; d. Sept. 
1863. 

5 Amos, b. 11 May 1803; d. 14 Sept. 1825; unm. 

6 Asa, b. 16 April 1806; d. 31 Jan. 1810. 

7 Mary, b. 22 April 1811 ; d. 20 May 1830. 



10-7-1-7 

Ezra Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 20 Dec. 1770 ; 
married first, 7 Jan. 1798, Mary, daughter of AVm. Remmick ; 
(died 29 Nov. 1801); second, 23 Dec. 1802, Elizabeth Tobet, 
daughter of Anne (Fogg) Tobey, 9-9-4. 

In his younger days he was a fisherman. After his first mar- 
riage he lived awhile on a farm in Rochester, N. H. Upon his 
second marriage he settled on the homestead of his wife's father, 
in Eliot, and there lived until his death, which took place 13 Aj^ril 
1847. His widow died 18 Aug. 1859, in her 91st year. 



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180 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all by second wife : 

1 John, b. 1 Nov. 1803; d. 20 Sept. 1830; unm. He was a cabinet 

maker. 

2 Alexander, b. 3 June 1805; m. 30 Nov. 1837, Deborah, dan. of Sam- 

uel and Ursula (Nute) Chick of Eliot. He settled on the portion 
of his father's farm which his widow now occupies. He died 15 
Nov. 1877. Children: 

1 Mary Ann, b. 24 Mar. 1839; m. 28 Nov. 1866, Alvin Dixon. 

2 John Edwin Burr, b. 2 Dec. 1841; m. 26 Jan. 1871, Maria L,, 

dau. of George and Louisa (Spollet) Clement of Merrimack, 
Mass. He has lived in Merrimack since his 22d year, a cai'- 
riage-maker. Child : 
1 George Edwin, b. 30 Sept. 1874. 

3 Ursula Amanda, b. 10 April 1848 ; m. 18 Nov. 1869, Henry Leach. 

4 Helen Arabel, b. 5 Jan. 1853; m. 9 Nov. 1876, Wm. A. Hodgdon. 

5 Lizzie Hammond, b. 9 Feb. 1855; d. 29 Mar. 1855. 

6 Wilmot Clifton, b. 10 Oct. 1857; unm. ; is a shoemaker. 

3 Anna, b. 24 Sept. 1807; d. 16 Nov. 1869; unm. 

4 Mary, ) fw-nc I ^^^^ aged 3 months. 

5 Elizabeth, f ^^^^^^ ( died aged 1 month. 

6 Caroline, b. 5 Sept. 1815; unm. She lives on her father's home- 

stead. 

11-2-2-1 

Matthew Libbt, born in Kittery, Me., about 1758 ; married, 
5 April 1781, Lois Hanscom. He grew up and was married in 
Kittery. He afterward settled in Shapleigh, where he died be- 
fore July 1796, and where his widow married, 2 June 1802, James 
Davis. 

Children : 

1 Lydia, married 24 Dec. 1801, John Dore. 

2 John, married Judith Frye. 

3 Samuel, b. 1792 ; m. Olive Kimball. 

11-2-3-1 

Robert Libbt, born in Scarborough, 24 Aug. 1769 ; married, 

31 May 1798, Lydia Beak, daughter of and Eliza (Tliomas) 

Bean of Limerick. 

The first years of his married life were spent in Limerick. He 
then returned to Newfield and settled on the farm now owned by 
Samuel Burbank. He lived there until old age, and then went to 
live with his daughter in Buxton. There his wife died 26 June 
1849, and he, in June, 1864, aged nearly 95. 

Children, beside three who died young in Limerick : 

1 Sally, b. 7 Oct. 1800; m. Thomas Brooks of Porter. 

2 Eliza, b. 26 June 1804; m. as 1st wife, Simeon Clay. 

3 Miriam, b. 6 June 1805; m. as 2d wife, Simeon Clay. 

4 Charles, b. 7 Oct. 1806; m. 29 Dec. 1834, Sarah, dau. of Eichard and 

Susannah (Mason) Dimnells. He settled on the homestead of 
William Libby, 11-2-.5, and there died 11 Oct. 1846. His widow 
married, 23 Jan. 1851, Horatio Dunnells and still occupies the 
homestead. Children : 

1 Susannah Dunnells, b. 27 Mar. 1836 ; m. 18 Feb. 1872, Daniel 

Ellis. 

2 Lydia, b. 18 Aug, 1838; unm. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 181 

3 Charles Gushing, b. 8 May 1845; m. 7 Feb. 1869, Melissa T., 
dau. of Eben and Lucinda (Ellis) Trafton. Children, all 
born in Oxbow, Me. : 

1 William Trafton, b. -30 .Jan. 1810. 

2 John Franklin, b. 30 Jan. 1872 ; d. 1874. 

3 Mary Belle Ella, b. April, 1876. 
4. Isaac Orlando, b. 1879. 

5 Lucy, b. 19 Dec. 1808; d. 18 Dec. 1846; unm. 

6 Dolly, b. 19 May 1810; d. 10 Nov. 1835; unm. 

7 William, b. 26 Dec. 1811 ; m. Abigail Swett. He was a farmer. He 

moved from Newfield to Canaan, thence to Brighton, and thence 
to loAva, where he died. His widow was living in Charles City in 
1872. Children: 

1 Harrison, m. 14 Feb. 1864, Almira S., dau. of Asa and Abigail 

C. (Cui'tis) York. They were divorced in 1867, and she mar- 
ried Charles H. Clark of Brighton. Child: 
1 Samuel A., b. 1864; lives with his mother. 

2 Esther, m. John Walker of Canaan; died in 1863. 

3 Miiiam. 

4 Nellie, died of diphtheria. 

8 David, b. 20 Aug. 1813; m. 1 Dec. 18:39, Sally, dau. of Daniel and 

Nancy (Thompson) Moulton. In his younger days he worked at 
stone-work, and has worked more or less at that calling ever 
since ; but his chief occupation has been farming. He lived on 
a farm in Parsonsfield 16 years following his marriage, and has 
since lived in Newfield Village. They had no children, but 
adopted a daughter of Taylor and Betsey (Holmes) Eastman of 
Parsonsfield, and a daughter of Wallace Kussell of Biddeford. 
They took the names : 

a Elizabeth (Libby), b. 8 Jan. 1846; m. James A. Clifford. 

h Mabel Russell (Libby), b. 2 Aug. 1867. 

9 Lydia, b. 25 April 1815; d. 1 Dec. 1816. 

10 Ann, b. 28 Feb. 1818; m. as 3d wife, Simeon Clay of Buxton, and 
still lives. 



11-2-3-3 

Zebulon Libby, born in Scarborough, 29 March 1773 ; mar- 
ried, 12 Oct. 1806, Jemima Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith of 
Newfield, Me. He lived on his father's homestead, and died 16 
April 1851. His wife died 5 Oct. 1840. 

Children, all born in Newfield : 

1 Sally, b. 21 June 1807; m. John Lougee. 

2 Daniel, b. 11 July 1810; m. Abigail M. Lougee. 

3 Wentworth, b. 20 Sept. 1815; m. 1st, Abby Foy; (died 9 Aug. 1849); 

2d, Mary B., dau. of Daniel and Sally (Tliompson) Moulton of 
Newfield. He owned mills in Newfield, and carried on lumber- 
ing. He died 22 Sept. 1851. His widow died 8 Jan. 1852. Chil- 
dren, by first wife : 

1 Elsie, died in maidenhood, in Dover, N. H., with her mother's 

relatives. 

2 Harriet P., b. 12 July 1849; d. 20 Oct. 1849. 

By second wife : 

3 Wentworth, b. 19 Nov. 1851 ; d. 27 Feb. 1852. 

4 Mary, b. 3 May 1818; m. John Dodge of Boston. 

5 Isaac, b. 20 Dec. 1820; m. 5 Aug. 1847, Abigail, dau. of Abigail 

(Libby) Dorman, 11-2-3-5. Before his marriage he followed the 
sea. He then settled on the farm in Newfield now owned by C. 
C. Adams. He had been sun-struck on a whaling voyage, which 



182 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

caused occasional spells of craziness ever after. In one of these 
he climbed forty feet into a pine tree, and threw himself off back- 
ward onto a ledge. He died the next day, 5 Aug. 1852. His 
widow married Simon Stone, 11 Dec. 1862. Children: 

1 James, b. 10 April 1848; d. 10 July 1855. 

2 Ellen Maria, b. 27 Jan. 1850; d. 1 July 1811. 

3 Herbert, b. 3 March 1853; d. 5 Aug. 1860. 

6 jSTancy, b. 23 Dec. 1829; m. 1 Sept. 1850, Chas. D. Staples. 

11-2-4-1 

Adjt. ISTathaniel Libbt, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 22 
Feb. 1763 ; married, 20 Nov. 1785, Miriam Gilpateick, daughter 
of Joseph Gilpatrick of Limerick. 

When a young man he taught school in Limerick and there 
became acquainted with Miriam Gilpatrick. When they were 
married they received from her father wild land, and there he 
settled and cleared a farm. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and, 
during the latter years of his life, drew a pension. He was adju- 
tant of a militia regiment ; was a skilled land surveyor, and for 
many years a justice of the peace. 

His wife Mii-iam, having borne him eleven children, died, in 
December, 1823, and, 14 Sept. 1824, he married Eleanor, widow 
of Enoch Staples. She died Nov. 1825, and he then married 
Mrs. Catherine Milliken of Scarborough. After her death, June, 
1839, he married Abigail (Burrows) Guppy of Berwick. She 
outlived him, and died Avith her son James Guppy, in Dover, N. 
H., about 1870. After his third Avife's death, he went to live 
with his daughter Eliza, in Newfield, and there died 24 May 1855. 

Children, all born in Limerick : 

1 Abigail, b. 15 Mar. 1786; m. June 1809, Edward Mulloy. 

2 Eliza, b. 29 Mar. 1788; m. Joshua Small Libby, 11-2-5-4. 

3 Haven Gilpatrick, b. 17 July 1791; m. Mary, dau. of Jonathan 

Smith of Limerick. He was a farmer and lived with his father. 
He died 8 Aug. 1822. His widow married John Staples, and 
died 27 May 1830. Child : 

1 Nathaniel, b. 29 Feb. 1816; d. 21 Jan. 1842; unm. He was a 
blacksmith. 

4 Polly Gilpatrick, b. 1 Feb. 1795; d. 3 Nov. 1819; unm. 

5 Oliver, b. 9 Oct. 1797; d. 30 Nov. 1819; unm. 

6 Salome, b. 3 May 1800; m. Noble Meserve. 

7 Sidney Smith, b. 18 Aug. 1802; m. Mary Small. 

8 Helena, b. 12 June 1805; m. Joseph Libby, 11-2-4-3-5. 

9 Joseph Gilpatrick, b. 29 Sept. 1807; m. Nancy Ann Gilpatrick. 

10 Nathaniel, b. July 1811 ; died at the age of two years. 

11 Abigail, b. 29 April 1813; d. 27 Mar. 1850; unm. 

11-2-4-3 

Joseph Libby, born in that part of Kittery, Me., which is now 
Eliot, 13 May 1767; married, 1795, Sarah Staples, daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah (Mendum) Staples of Scarborough. 

He was by trade a shoemaker, and worked as journeyman in 
Portsmouth, N. H. During two years following his father's re- 
moval to Limerick, he worked with " old 'Squire Adams " in Kit- 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 183 

tery. He next lived two years with his father, and then began to 
work as ship-carpenter. About 1797 he bought wild land in Lim- 
erick, and there cleared a farm. He lived on it until 1844, when 
his son Nathaniel exchanged it for a farm in Chesterville, Me., 
and took him thither to live. There he died, 15 April 1852. His 
wife died in Limerick, Jan. 1839. 

Children : 

1 Joshua Mendum, b. 29 Sept. 1795; m. Betsey, dau. of David and 

Sarah (Chute) Sawyer of Cornish. He was a farmer in Brown- 
field, where he died 20 Oct. 1881. He had no cliildren, but 
adopted Sally, dau. of Asahel and Charity Cole of Cornish. She 
took the name. 
a Sally C. (Libby), m. Isaac Stewart of Brownfield. 

2 William, b. 2 Sept. 1797 ; died aged two years. 

3 Sarah, b. 2 ISTov. ISOl ; m. Philemon Libby, 5-7-12-1-2. 

4 Hall Staples, b. 14 Mar. 180-3 ; m. Almeda Hammonds. 

5 Joseph, b. 10 Nov. 1806; m. Helena Libby, 11-2-4-1-8. 

6 Nathaniel, b. 25 Oct. 1808; m. 26 Xov. 1833, Miriam Gilpatrick Lib- 

by, 11-2-5-4-1. Li 1856 he sold his farm in Chesterville, and re- 
turned to Limerick. He lived about eight years on the farm 
now owned by Kufus Lane, and then bought the farm which he 
now occupies. Children: 

1 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 4 July 1835; m. 24 Nov. 1870, Joseph Cres- 

sey of Gorliam. 

2 Ivory Franklin, b. 23 Jan. 1838; m. 29 Aug. 1877, Mary B., dau. 

of Josiah and Alvira (Brackett) Marston of Limington. He 
lives with his father, a carpenter. No children. 

3 Elizabeth, b. 10 July 1842; d. 4 Mar. 1843. 

7 William, b. 21 June 1811; ra. Martha Libby, 5-7-12-1-6. 

8 Lucy, b. 21 Dec. 1813; m. Samuel Staples. 

9 Samuel S., b. 12 July 1818; m. HuldahH. Cole. 

11-2-4-4 

AzARiAH Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 20 Feb. 
1770; married, 1791, Jaiste Staples, daughter of Benj. Staples of 
Newfield. He settled on his father's homestead. In the winter 
of 1820-1 he sold it and bought the farm on which he died, and 
on which his unmarried children have all lived. His wife died 7 
Mar. 1821. He died 8 Feb. 1854. 

Children, all born in Limerick : 

1 Luke, died at the age of seven years. 

2 Jane, I twins. Id. 28 Jan. 1878; unm. 

3 Nancy, ) born 1796 ; ) m. James Spinney of Eliot. 

4 Hannah, 1 twins, born I m. 9 Mar. 1828, Harvey Newbegin. 

5 Sarah, J about 1798 ; ) died in infancy. 

6 Lucinda, died in infancy. 

7 Olive, b. 1803; d. 2 Aug. 1847; itnm. 

8 Statira, b. Feb. 1805; d. 18 Sept. 1849; unm. 

9 Louisa, b. 7 Oct. 1807 ; lives at home ; unm. 

10 Simon, b. 22 Oct. 1809; lives at home; num. 

11 Azariah, b. Nov. 1810; d. 7 Feb. 1831. 

11-2-5-1 

Benjamin Libby, born 5 May 1781, in Newfield, Me. ; married, 
19 Dec. 181G, Clarissa Dorman, daughter of Charles and Susan 
(Boothby) Dorman of Newfiekl. 



184 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

He was the second male child born in Newfield. At his mar- 
riage he settled on the farm now occupied by his son Sylvanus, 
and there died, 7 Aug. 1871. His wife died 18 Dec. 1846. 

Children, all born in Newfield : 

1 Alvan [m.d.], b. 10 May 1818; m. 23 Oct. 1845, Hannah Jeffords, dau. 

of John and Lydia (Fisk) Bourne of Wells, Me. He graduated 
from the Dartmouth Medical College iu 1842, and soon after be- 
gan practice in Wells, where he married and continued his prac- 
tice until his death, 21 .June 1874. He was a member of tlie Maine 
Medical Association. His widow died 11 July 1880. Children: 

1 Mary Louisa, b. 11 Oct. 184G; d. 22 Nov. 18(36. ) All three grad- 

2 Clara Anna, b. 13 Sept. 1849; d. 14 Jan. 1877. > uated at Kent's 

3 Olive Bourne, b. 12 Oct. 1852; d. 20 Jan. 1874. ) Hill, and died 

of consumption ; unmarried. 

4 John Gair, b. 7 Dec. 1854; num. He graduated at Bowdoin 

College in 1876, and is now principal of the Eichmoud High 
School. 

5 Emma Adelaide, b. 19 July 1858. 

6 George Alvan, b. 11 March 1860. 

2 Sylvanus, b. 11 June 1820; m. 30 Nov. 1843, Olive, dau. of Joseph 

and Sarah (Murray) Keen of North Berwick. He has always 
lived on the homestead fai'm. Children: 

1 Lovina, b. 29 Sept. 1844; m. 16 May 1867, Nahum Smith. 

2 Clarissa, b. 13 Jan. 1847; ni. 18 Sept. 1872, Moses B. Dennett of 

Pittsfield, N. H. 

3 Emerson Coburn, b. 7 Jan. 1853; m. 10 Aug. 1876, Susan E., 

dau. of Orin and Joanna (Heath) Edgecomb of Fryeburgh, 
Me. He lives at home. Children: 

1 Eda Frances, b. 16 Feb. 1877. 

2 Lester Emerson, b. 15 Mar. 1879. 

3 Emerson Coburn, b. 23 Mar. 1822; died 20 Sept. 1850; unm. 

4 John Anderson, b. 18 Aug. 1827; d. 19 July 1835. 



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Joshua Small Libby, born in Newfield, Me., 9 July 1787; 
married, 1811, Eliza Libby, 11-2-4-1-2. 

He was a carpenter by trade and when he was married built 
the house in Newfield now occupied by his granddaugliter, Sarah 
E. Cressey. He lived on and cultivated his farm there until old 
age, but died with his daughter in Limerick, 23 Aug. 1879. His 
wife died 27 Oct. 1871. 

Children, all born in Newfield : 

1 Miriam Gilpatrick, b. 21 Jan. 1812; m. Nathaniel Libby, 11-2-4-3-6. 

2 William Nason, b. 12 Feb. 1816; m. Mary Drown, dau. of his uncle 

Edward Libby' s wife. ' He was a farmer in Newfield and died 27 
Jan. 1858. His widow married, 7 Dec. 1858, John Young. Child: 
1 Irene, b. 1853 ; d. 1869. 

3 Oliver Cromwell, b. 5 April 1820; m. 17 Nov. 1848, Judith L., dau. 

of James and Hephzibah (Davis) Watson of Shapleigh. When he 
was married he settled on part of the homestead of Eobert Libby, 
11-2-3-1. There he has since lived, a farmer. No children. 

4 Haven Gilpatrick, b. 10 June 1824; m. 9 June 1864, Martha B., 

widow of Nathaniel Crosby, dau. of Nathaniel and Elmira (Gar- 
land) Edwards. He is a fanner iu Newfield. Child: 
1 Emma Bessie, b. 28 Jan. 1865. 



THE FIFTH GENEKATION. 185 

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Col. James March, born in Scarl)orougli, 9 Feb. 1769 ; mar- 
ried, 9 July 1800, Sally Jose, daughter of John and Abigail 
(Milliken) Jose of Buxton. He lived at Gorhara Corner, and 
died 29 March 1823. His widow died in Portland 22 Aug. 1863. 

Children : 

1 Anna (March), b. 16 May ISOl, in Scarborough; m. 24 Feb. 1826, 

Capt. John Farnham of Boston, Mass. 

2 Abigail Munson (March), b. 5 July 1803; m. 26 Jan. 1825, Daniel 

Marrett of Portland, a son of the Eev. Daniel Marrett of Stand- 
ish; died 15 Mar. 1856. Her husband died 3 Dec. 1875. Children: 

1 Edwin A. (Marrett), b. 12 Mar. 1826; m. 25 April 1850, Mary 

Louisa, dau. of Samuel and Cynthia (Aldrich) Nelson of Mil- 
ford, Mass. He is a dry-goods dealer in Portland. Xo chil- 
dren. 

2 James S. (Marrett), b. 30 May 1827; m. 17 Oct. 1855, Sarah Jane, 

dau. of Hon. Jason Grorham of Barre, Mass. He is of the 
firm of Marrett, Bailey & Co., carpet dealers, Portland. 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth March (Marrett), b. 10 Aug. 1856. 

2 Charles Gorham (Marrett), b. 23 Feb. 1861. 

3 Orlando M. (Marrett), b. 19 May 1829; m. Louisa O., dau. of 

Dorothy (Libby) Small, 5-7-12-9; died 9 Jan. 18T0. 

3 Hannah (March), b. 9 Dec. 1805; m. 9 Sept. 1828, Dr. William H. 

Peabody. 

4 Sarah Jose (March), b. 29 Dec. 1807, m Gorham; m. 1st, Col. Samuel 

L. Valentine; 2d, James Ginn. 

5 Mary Maria (March), b. 21 Jan. 1809; m. 5 Sept. 1830, Isaac C. L-ish. 

6 Lucinda Page (March), b. 6 Oct. 1812; m. 10 April 1837, John C. 

Proctor of Portland. 

1 Emily Porter (March), b. 6 Nov. 1814; m. 2 Sept. 1835, Charles Eoby 
of Gorham. 

8 Caroline Elizabeth (March), b. 17 July 1822; m. 27 Dec. 1848, Au- 
gustus F. Gerrish of Portland. He is receiving teller of the 
Casco National Bank. Children: 

1 Caroline Maria (Gerrish), b. 18 Oct. 1849. 

2 Frank Scott. (Gerrish), b. 4 Sept. 1853. 

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Francis Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 March 1761 ; married 
18 March 1784, Lucy Moulton, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Dow) Moulton of Scarborough. 

In December, 1776, he enlisted in the Revolutionary army and 
served three years. On one occasion he rowed Gen. Washington 
across the Hudson and back, and received a drink of liquor as a 
reward for the service. 

He lived with his father until April, 1788, and then settled in 
Buxton on a farm of 100 acres, which he had purchased of Capt. 
Daniel Eldridge. There was a house on it, and that he occupied 
until 1800, when he built the one now standing, occu])ied by 
Frederick D. Emery. There he lived until his death, 24 Jan. 
1847. 

The mother of his children died 21 Aug. 1819, and he mar- 
ried second, 23 Sept. 1823, Dorcas, widow o"f Matthew Higgins, 
daughter of Lydia (Libby) Plummer, 1-1-5-8. She died 9 Jan. 
1851. 



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186 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children of Francis Libby : 

1 Daniel, b. 15 Sept. 1784; m. Elizabeth Warren. 

2 Mehitable. b. 15 Nov. 1785; m. 23 Feb. 1806, Samuel Eounds. 

3 Isaac, b. 24 Feb. 1788; m. Susannah Rounds. 

4 Ruth, b. 30 June 1790; m. 3 Sept. 1812, Joseph Bradbury. 

5 Joseph, b. 13 Dec. 1793; m. Rhoda M. Davis and Lucy Jenkins. 

6 Peter [Rev.], b. 11 April 1796; m. 13 Jan. 1822, Mary Libby, 

5-2-7-1-1. The year after his marriage he moved to Gorham, and 
for five years was in trade. He then removed to Scarborough, 
where he carried on the carpenter's business a number of years. 
He was also a justice of the peace, and surveyed land a great 
deal. In 1837 he was ordained an elder of the Freewill Baptist 
denomination, and subsequently preached in many parts of 
Maine. In 1870 he bought a farm at Buxton Center, on which he 
still resides. He had no children, but adopted Anna Libby 
Woods, a daughter of .Joseph and Ann (Woods) Woods, named 
for her cousin, Anna (Libby) Jordan, 10-2-1-5-6-1. She took the 
name : 

a Amia (Libby), b. 15 Sept. 1826, in Portland; m. Major Josiali 
Libby, 10-2-1-1-9-4. 

7 Anna, b. 15 Sept. 1798 ; m. 18 Dec. 1833, Tristram Scammon. 

8 Nahum, b. 5 Sept. 1800 ; m. Sophia Marr. 

9 Samuel Sanborn, b. 15 Mar. 1802; m. 1st, 10 Aug 1825, Eliza, dau. 

of Allen and Martha (Morris) Davis; (died 23 Nov. 1837); 2d, 
Catherine, widow of Moses Starbird, dau of Daniel Fogg. (Mar- 
tha (Morris) Davis was a daughter of Rhoda (Libby) Morris, 
1-1-5-6.) His second wife died 23 Jan. 1853, and that sanie year 
he went to California. He was heard from the following year, 
but never afterward. Child, by Second wife : 
1 Eliza Davis, m. 12 Jan. 1864, Geo. W. Parker of Bangor. 

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Isaac Libby, born in Scarborough, 13 Aug. 1764; married, 
30 Oct. 1792, Abigail Jose, daughter of John and Abigail (Mil- 
liken) Jose of Buxton. He lived with his uncle Richard Libby 
until manhood, and then settled in Buxton, on the farm now 
occupied by Chas. H. Watts. About 1830 he sold that farm and 
bought what has since become the Freewill Baptist parsonage. 
There he died, 6 Jan. 1844, and his widow, 3 Nov. 1854. 

Children, all bom in Buxton : 

1 Abigail, b. 31 July; d. 4 Aug., 1794. 

2 Alexander, b. 21 Oct. 1795 ; m. Nancy Loring. 

3 Sophia, b. 2 Jan. 1798; m. 31 Sept. 1821, Moses K. Wells. 

4 Sarah Jose, b. 17 Sept. 1799 ; m. 1st, 27 Oct. 1835, Samuel Watts, j 

jr. ; 2d, Peter Paine. i 

5 Richard Jose, b. 15 Sept. 1801; m. Jane W. MerriU. 

6 William Eaton, b. 8 March 1804; d. 80 July 1806. j 

7 William Eaton, b. 24 April 1806; d. 8 Dec. 1814. 1 

8 Isaac, b. 22 Feb. 1809; m. Miriam Usher, Harriet S. Merritt, and | 

Hannah J. (TenneyJ Allen. ,v 

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Richard Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 Jan. 1782; married, 3 
July 1819, Elizabeth Mills, daughter of Jacob Mills of Lim- 
erick. 



THE FIFTH GENERATIOTS'. 187 

He lived on his father's homestead and built the house now 
standing. He was first selectman of Scarborough in 1828, 1829, and 
1830. He died 10 Oct. 1833. His widow married Benjamin 
Haines of Saco, and died in Newburyport, Mass., 28 Feb. 1879. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Horace, b. 10 May 1820; d. 4 May 1839. 

2 Keziah, b. 21 Feb. 1823; m. Benaiah Libby, 11-6-5-5-3. 

3 Olivia M., b. 2 .Jan. 1826; d. 26 Oct. 1845. 

4 Sarah Jaue, b. 30 Sept. 1828; m. 17 Nov. 1845, Harris Pearson. 

5 Eichard, b. 14 Dec. 1830; m. 6 Oct. 1855, Sarali H., dau. of John 

and Nancy (Lydston) Pearson of Newburyport, Mass. He is a 
baker, and lives in Madison, N. H. Children, all born in New- 
buryport : 

1 Carrie Lizzie, b. 2 April 1857; d. 19 March 1863. 

2 Hattie Pearson, b. 14 March 1859. 

3 Lizzie Lydston, b. 30 April 1866. 

4 Edward Wesley, b. 20 Jan. 1870. 

5 Susie Davis, b. 26 May 1875. 

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Thomas Libbt, born in Scarborough, 11 Dec. 1784 ; married, 
2 Dec. 1809, Maey Pltjmmee, daughter of Ai and Elizabeth 
(Plummer) Plnmmer. He settled on Front's Neck, now known 
as Libby's Neck. He was a farmer, but in the latter part of his 
life his place became a summer resort, and he kept boarders. He 
died 9 April 1871. His wife died 27 April 1841. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Silas Jason, b. 20 Jan. 1811; m. 1st, 1 Nov. 1838, Hannah, dan. of 

Benjamin and Lydia (McDonald) Haines of Saco; (died 1 Dec. 
1843); 2d, 27 Oct. 1851, Phebe Libby, 10-5-2-1-1-3. He built a 
house near his father's and kept summer boarders, cultivating 
his farm also. He died 1 Nov. 1878. His widow continues to 
have summer boarders. Children, by first wife : 

1 Thomas Jason, b. 24 Mar. 1840 ; m. 4 May 1864, in New Orleans, 

La., Harriet Ann, dau. of Edw. W. and Harriet A. (Kerche- 
val) Farrah of Keene, N. H. He carries on a large seaside 
boarding-house close by his father's. Children: 

1 John James Kercheval, b. 10 Feb. 1865, in New Orleans. 

2 Mary Lillian, b. 29 July 1866; d. 16 Aug. 1866. 

3 Isa May, b. 15 July 1867. 

4 Veranus Warren, b. 26 Nov. 1868. 

5 Leonard Wilson, b. 21 Aug. 1871. 

6 Annie Louise, b. 5 Feb. 1874. 

7 Lloyd Lester, b. 15 Sept. 1876. 

2 Hannah Louise, b. 21 Sept. 1843; m. Alonzo Googin. 

By second wife: 

3 Annie Maria, b. 20 July 1854; m. 21 Aug. 1876, Ira C. Foss; 

died 22 Aug. 1876. 

2 Mary Jane, b. 3 Aug. 1812 ; d. 9 July 1851 ; unm. 

3 Benaiah, b. 2 Nov. 1814; m. 27 Mar. 1845, Keziah Libby, 11-6-5^2. 

He built the house now occupied by his daughters, and kept 
boarders. He died 4 June 1878. His wife died 11 June 1876. 
Children : 

1 Ella Olivia, b. 8 Nov. 1852 ; m. Lee. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. 14 Nov. 1860. 



188 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AJVIERICA. 

4 Yeranus, b. 7 A.\\g. 1816; m. 27 Aug. 1866, Margaret Jones of Wales, 

Great Britain ; d. 1 May 1868. He always lived at home. No 
children. His widow returned to her native land. 

5 Elizabeth, b. 18 Aug. 1818; m. 31 Aug. 1858, as second wife, James 

F. Coolbroth. 

6 Minerva, b. 29 Aug. 1820; d. 26 Dec. 1879; unm. 

7 Margaret, b. 31 July 1822; m. 28 Nov. 1849, Eben Seavey. 

8 Ann Maria, b. 9 Sept. 1824; d. 24 June 1853; unm. 

9 Elmira, b. 10 Oct. 1826; d. 25 Oct. 1826. 

10 Clara Jane, b. 12 May 1828; married George Washington Libby, 

11-7.11-8-1. 

11 Elmira, b. 14 Oct. 1830; m. 22 Sept. 1853, James F. Coolbroth, died 

25 Feb. 1855. 

12 Sophronia E., b. 10 Feb. 1833; d. 4 Sept. 1878; unm. 

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Pktek Libby, born in ScarLorougli, 5 Dec. 1786 ; married 13 
A]n'il 1815, Tamsen Quinby, daughter of Nathan Quinby of 
Westbrook. When a young man he moved to Saccarajtpa, in 
Westbrook, and was for a number of years a teamster. During 
tlie rest of his life he was a milhnan. He died 26 Aug. 1876, and 
his widow, 23 Sept. 1878. 

Children, all born in Westbrook : 

1 Joseph Partrich, b. 14 Mar. 1816; m. 24 May 18.39, Emily, dau. of 

Jeremiah and Persis (Eussell) Virgin of Bethel. He learned the 
carpenter's trade and was employed in the repair shop of the 
cotton mills at Saccarappa about 20 years. He then engaged in 
the manufacture of paper boxes, and continued this business in 
Portland until his retirement in 1875. Since 1870, he has been 
deacon of the Congregational Church at Saccarappa. No chil- 
dren. 

2 Benjamin Franklin, b. 1 Jan. 1819; m. Sarah Bradbury of Buxton. 

He became manager of Piope's knife and fork factory, and after 
a few years, when it was removed from Saccarappa to Meriden, 
Conn., he went there also. After a few years he left, and a year 
later became interested in the Meriden Lock Co., of which he has 
since been agent. Children : 

1 Martha Ellen, b. about 1840; married in New York and soon 

died. 

2 Frank Mordough, b. about 1842; m. Hennie Adams of New 

Jersey; died 1878. His widow married again. Child: 
1 Nellie, born about 1873. 

3 Hannah, b. 6 March 1821 ; m. John Eussell. 

4 Edwin Paithin, b. 16 April 1831; m. 1st, 14 April 1861, Harriet E,, 

dau. of Thomas and Mary (Burnham) Whitten of Buxton; 
(died 13 Dec. 1872) ; 2d, Susan .J., dau. of Isaac and Almira (Rowe) 
Thomes of Baldwin. He has always been a teamster. Children, 
by first wife : 
1, 2 children, died in infancy. 

3 Mary Adeline, b. 8 July 1865. 

' By second wife : 

4 Charles Albert, b. 13 Dec. 1873; d. 27 July 1874. 

5 Georgianna, b. 26 Nov. 1874. 

6 Edna Armine, b. 5 July 1876. 

7 Willietta, b. 10 Oct. 1878; d. 27 April 1880. 

5 George Albert, ) twins, born ) d. 29 Sept. 1852, in W. Meriden, Ct. 

6 Charles William, ) 1 Feb. 1833, ) was drowned in Beaver Pond, 10 

June 1845. 






THE FIFTH GENFRATION. 189 

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Zenas Libbt, born in Scarborough, 25 July 1792; married, 31 
Oct. 1816, Miriam Fogg, 9-5-4-2-1-2. He removed to Portland 
when a young man, and was for very many years a surveyor of 
lumber." He died 7 Nov. 1848, and his widow, 12 Aug. 1876. 

Children, all born in Portland : 

1 Horatio Thomas, b. 8 Aug. 1818; d. 23 Aug. 1818. 

2 Mu-iam, b. 1 Sept. 1819; d. 11 Sept. 1822. 

3 Alma Louise, b. 17 May 1821; m. 29 April 1846, Jacob Thatcher 

Waterhouse. 

4 Miriam J., b. 8 Dec. 1823; m. 9 Dec. 184.5, James IST. Winslow; died 

30 Aug. 1872. He was formerly the Portland agent of the East- 
ern Exijress Co., and is now interested in the Portland Stone 
Ware Co. Children: 

1 Frankie (Winslow), b. 17 Sept. 1846; d. 17 Dec. 1849. 

2 Zenas (Winslow), b. 17 Nov. 1848; d. 17 Jan. 1869. 

3 Grace (Winslow), b. 28 June 1852; m. 19 Nov. 1873, John Lynch, 

jr. Children: 

1 James Winslow (Lynch), b. 20 Sept. 1874. 

2 Ella Barker (Lynch), b. 6 Mar. 1877. 

4 James Herbert, b. 8 Oct. 1856; m. 8 Dec. 1879, Helen Burnside 

Knight; lives in Baltimore, Md. Child: 
1 Burnside (Winslow), b. 3 Aug. 1881. 

5 Minnie (Winslow), b. 3 Sept. 1858; d. 9 Mar. 1877. 

6 Florie (Winslow), b. 1 Dec. 1863. 

5 Sarah Cordelia, b. 3 Dec. 1826 ; m. 18 Nov. 1852, WilHam Henry 

Cushing. 

6 Horatio Thomas, b. 27 Mar. 18-30; m. 27 June 1871, Mary Louise, 

dau. of Elliot and Mary (Shillings) Wescott of Cape Elizabeth. 
He was for many years a junk dealer in Portland. In 1880, he 
removed to the South and engaged in stock-raising. Child: 
1 Ralph Wescott, b. 6 June 1877. 

7 Lendall Washington, b. 22 Feb. 1832; d. 18 Mar. 1871 ; unm, 

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William Libbt, born in Scarborough, 16 May 1763 ; married 
29 Sept. 1785, Mary Fogg, 9-6-6-1. He removed to Gorham 
when a young man and settled on the farm at White Rock now 

owned by Davis. About 1802 he returned to Scarborough 

and settled on the farm on Beech Ridge, on which he lived until 
his death. He died 1 Oct. 1838. His widow died 23 Feb. 1840. 

Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Lydia, b. 13 June 1787; d. 15 Dec. 1863; unm. 

• 2 William, b. 1 Feb. 1789; m. Apphia Harmon. 

3 Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1792; d. 21 March 1873; unm. 

4 Luther, b. 16 Jan. 1794; m. Hannah Libby, 1-1-2-2-6-3. 

5 Andrew, ) twins, born I m. Betsey Berry. 

6 Moses, j 29 Mar. 1796; ) m. Mary Mitchell. 

7 Hannah, b. 8 July 1801 ; m. 1st, 18 Nov. 1828, Rev. John Purkis of 

Gray; 2d, Francis Barrows. 

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Andrew Libbt, born in Scarborough, 27 May 1771 ; married 
Sarah Cummings of Gray. He was a farmer, and owned and oc- 



190 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AJVIERICA. 

cupied four different j^laces in Gray. In his old age he and his 
wife went to live with his son Elias in Windhum, and there 
they both died, she, 21 Feb., and he, 31 March, 1855. 

Children, all boi'n in Gray : 

1 Christiana, m. 16 May 1819, John Small. 

2 Elias, b. 4 Nov. 1790; ra. Elizabeth Hawkes. 

3 Ebenezer Cobb, b. 19 Feb. 1800; m. Dorcas Leigliton. 

4 Joseph, b. 5 March 1801; m. Hannah, dau. of Seth and Abigail 

(Hawkes! Ramsdell of Gray. He settled on a farm in Poland, 
near Mechanic Falls, now occvipied by his niece, Mrs. Sarah A. 
Eobertson, 11-7-1-8-3-3. His wife died 7 Feb. 18G1. He died 19 
Jan. 1871. No children. 

5 Esthei-, b. 13 Sept. 1803; m. 11 June 1826, Peter M. Ramsdell. 

6 Lucinda, b. 3 Nov. 1805; lives in Portland; iinm. 

7 Charlotte, b. 6 July 1808; m. John Elliot. 

8 Lucy, b. 31 Dec. 1810; m. 1 Oct. 1829, Alvan Skillings. 

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David Libbt, born in Scarborough, 18 March 1776; married, 
Mary Cobb, daughter of Jedediah and Abigail (Jordan) Cobb of 
Gray. When first married he settled on the farm now owned by 
Wm. Emery. He afterward moved onto the farm now occupied 
by his son Aimer. He died with his youngest daughter, in Cum- 
berland, 19 July 1864. His wife died in Gray, 18 Feb. 1833. 

Children, all born in Gray : 

1 Jedediah Cobb, b. 15 Oct. 1796; m. Hannah Prince. 

2 William, b. 1800; d. 1821, at sea. 

3 Andrew Burns, b. 7 April 1803; m. 8 June 1828, Hulda W., dau. of 

John and Mary Manchester of Windham. Previous to his mar- 
riage he folk)wed the sea three years and worked as farm hand 
in various states. Shortly after his return to Gray, he settled on 
the farm on which he has since lived. Children: 

1 Mary, b. 10 June 1834; mim. 

2 Caroline Himt, b. 7 Feb. 1840; m. 25 Dec. 1871, Cushman Hall. 

4 Paulina, b. 1805; m. 22 Feb. 1822, Solomon N. Ramsdell. 

5 Aimer, b. 4 Jan. 1810; m. 24 April 1831 , Rebecca C. Libby, 10-5-1-2-1-2. 

He lives on his father's homestead. He learned the brick- 
mason's ti-ade with Benj. Ross of Portland, and has worked as 
journeyman in various ijlaces. Children, all born in Gray: 

1 Sarah Ann, b. 7 May 1832; d. 5 April 1838. 

2 Mary Abby, b. 2 May 1834; m. 1 May 1859, Valentine Cook Hall 

of Windham. 

3 Charles Henry, b. 11 Dec. 1835; d. 12 July 1860; unm. He was 

a brick-mason. 

4 Eliza Jane, b. 30 Dec. 1837; m. 4 March 1865, Jos. H. Ramsdell. 

5 Julia Ann, b. 6 Nov. 1839; d. 11 April 1849. 

6 John Stillman, b. 23 March 1841 ; unm. He has been in Cali- 

fornia since 1864; is now a farmer in Paicines. 

7 Ellen Frances, b. 22 Nov. 1843; m. Andrew Libby, 11-7-1-8-2-2. 

8 Sumner Holmes, b. 23 Dec. 1846; d. 1 Sept. 1849. 

9 George Warren, b. 18 Nov. 1848; m. 17 March 1875, Eveljm, 

dau. of Emery and Ann G. (Blake) Allen. He is a brick- 
mason by trade, but has now settled on the farm of his 
father-in-law in Gray. Child : 
1 Clarence Allen, b. 21 Jan. 1876. 

10 Sarah Louisa, b. 7 Jan. 1851; unm. 

11 Sumner Holmes, b. 17 Oct. 1852; unm. Lives at home. 

6 Eliza, b. Sept. 1812; m. 1st, Nathaniel Small; 2d, Daniel Leighton;] 

3d, Ephraim Morrison. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 191 

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Simon Libbt, born in Scarborough, 19 Dec. 1778 ; married, 
23 Jan. 1800, Elizabeth Small, daughter of Isaac and Susan 
(Hobbs) Small of Gray. He lived upon and cultivated his father's 
homestead on Duttou Hill, in Gray. He was a natural mechanic 
and used to make wheels, plows, etc. He excelled in framing 
buildings and was known as Master Libby. He died 14: Aug. 
1858. His wife died 23 Jan. 1836. 

Children, all born in Gray : 

1 Isaac, b. 19 Jan. 1801; m. 5 Aug. 1819, Comfort, dan. of .Tames and 

Mary (Leighton) Weymouth of Gray. He was a farmer, cooper, 
and small trader in Gray, and was in business as wliarf-Luilder 
in Portland. He died of consumption at his father's house, 30 
July 188.3. His wife died 13 March pre-saous. Children: 

1 Julia Ann, m. Xathaniel Eideout of Cumberland. 

2 Lydia Hicks, m. James Harris. 

3 Emily Jane, m. Alfred Hodgdon. 

4 Eussell Sti-eeter, died aged 3 or 4 years. 

5 , lived only one month. 

2 Miriam, b. 15 July 1802; d. 28 June 1869; imm. 

3 DaA-ld, b. 21 April 1804; m. Martha Weymouth. 

4 Willard, b. 17 May 1806; m. Hiddah K. Stiles. 

5 Susan, b. 28 April 1808; d. 21 June 1880; unm. 

6 Esther, b. 25 Dec. 1810; d. 3 April 1841; unm. 

7 Simon, b. 22 Jan. 1812; m. 3 July 1845, Harriet M., dau. of Adam 

B. and Jane (Haskell) Pride of Cumberland. He is a farmer. 
Children: 

1 Byron G., b. 15 Dec. 1847, in Gray; unm. He lives in Auburn; 

a blacksmith. 

2 Daniel H., b. 2 Sept. 1849, in Gray; unm. He is an iron-mold- 

er m Lewiston. 

3 Adam W., b. 7 Dec. 1851, in Cumberland; unm. He is a mar- 

ble-worker in Auburn. 

8 Alfred, b. 4 Oct. 1814; m. 5 Mar. 1845, Mary W.. dau. of Nathaniel 

and Jane (Leighton) Abbott of Gray. He is a fanner and has 
always occupied his fathers homestead. His wife died 21 Feb. 
1879. Children : 

1 William Wallace, b. 28 March 1846; m. 13 Jan. 1874, Mary E., 

dau. of Robert and Lucy G. (Leighton) Leighton of Fal- 
mouth. A year before his marriage he bought and settled 
on the farm which he now occupies in Falmouth. Xo chil- 
dren. 

2 Silas Haines, b. 4 Feb. 1848; d. 29 Jan. 1873; num. He was a 

butcher and marketman. 

3 Edward Hustin, b. 1 March 1850; unm. A farmer. 

4 Betsey Jane, b. 19 Jan. 1852; unm. 

5 Simon, b. 2 Feb. 1854; unm. He is a farmer. 

6 Fanny, b. 30 Jan. 1856; m. 8 Oct. 1879. Eufus Legrow. 

7 Alfred, b. 27 May 1857 ; d. 14 March 1858. 

8 Esther Ann, b. 15 Dec. 1859; unm. 

9 Frances, b. 1 Aiiril 1816 ; m. Alpheus Frank. 

10 Mahala, b. 20 July 1818; m. 18 April 1842. Silas Haines. 

11 William, b. 11 April 1821; m. 11 Jime 1854, Adaline B., daughter of 

Moses and Leonice (Pride) KJnights of Gray. AYhen he was mar- 
ried he settled on the farm on which he has ever since resided. 
Children: 

1 Willard Henry, b. 27 Mar. 1856; unm. 

2 Mahala Haines, b. 1 Jidy 1859; died 2 Jan. 1881; unm. 

A dau. of Mrs. Libby, seven years old when she married Mr. Lib- 
by, took the name : 
a Callie A. (Libby), m. 1 Sept. 1866, Edwin L. Field. 



192 THE LIBBT FAMILY IX AMERICA. 

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Matthias Libbt, born in Scai-borough, 5 Jan, 1762 ; married, 
14 July 1785, Esther Libby, 11-7-8-1. 

He settled on part of his father's homestead, and became a -well- 
to-do farmer. He and his wife joined the Congregational Church 
2 March 1788. He died early in life, but is remembered as an ex- 
emiDlary christian. Samuel Libby recorded his death: "1807, 
April 9, fast day, Matthias Libby died. Got a great cold ; had 
the pleurisy fever ; affected his vitals ; raised a great deal ; sick 
but a short time. He was heard to say he never was sick one day 
before since his remembrance." Old people used to say that his 
grandson, Samuel T. Libby, 11-7-2-4-8-4, whose portrait is given 
further on, bore a remarkable resemblance to him. After his 
death his family continued on the homestead. 11 July 1816, his 
widow married, as his second wife, the Rev. Thomas Lancaster. 
She lived with her son Storer after her husband's death, and died 
13 Oct. 1840. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Lydia, b. 2 Aug. 1787; m. 8 March 1812, John Cummings, jr., of 

Standish; d. 26 Nov. 1819. 

2 Hannah, b. 29 April 1790; m. 25 March 1813, Zebulon Berry; died 

1 Nov. 1818. 

3 Miriam, b. 30 July 1792; m. 8 April 1812, Jolm Libby, 1-1-3-9-7; 

died 16 Dec. 1818. 

4 Esther, b. 25 Dec. 1794; m. 23 May 1819, George Tate. 

5 Mary, b. 30 Oct 1796; m. 7 Aug. 1815, Moses Kice. 

6 Edward, b. 9 April 1798; m. Abigail Libby, 1-4-1-6-4-2. 

7 Matthias, b. 24 July 1800; d. 3 Jan. 1819, in Pownal; unni. He had 

gone with his brother Storer into the eastern woods, lumbering. 
They were both taken with fever. Matthias died with his sister 
Hannah in Pownal, but Storer reached home, and, after a very 
severe illness, which destroyed his voice, recovered. 

8 Storer, b. 3 Nov. 1802 ; m. Dorothy Lancaster Tompson. 

9 Erving, b. 22 Aug. 1804 ; d. 6 March 1819. 
10 Dorothy, b. 27 July 1806; d. 19 March 1819. 



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Capt. Joshua Libby, born in Scarborough, 31 Aug. 1768 ; mar- 
ried, 16 Feb. 1791, Ruth Libby, 11-7-11-1. He was a farmer, and 
had his father's homestead. He alwa3^s lived on it, and died 23 
Oct. 1834. He was selectman 1822, 1826, and 1827, and town 
treasurer 1817-1827. His wife died 24 IS^ov. 1831. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Sherborn, b. 3 Sei^t. 1791 ; m. Mary Watson. 

2 Joshua, b. 10 July 1793; m. Mary Small. 

3 Simon, b. 2 Feb. 1795; m. Phebe Webb. 

4 Johnson, b. 4 Feb. 1797 ; m. Eveline Tvler. 
6 Addison, b. 17 Feb. 1799; d. 27 Sept. 1800. 

6 Addison, ) twins, born ) m. Emma Maxcy. 

7 Hannah, J 20 April 1801; ( m. 23 Jan. 1820, Andrew Taylor of Port- 

land; d. 18 Sept. 1829. 



THE FITTH GENERATION. 193 

8 Woodbury, b. 25 Dec. 1803; m. 26 June 1828, Abigail Meserve. 

[See Meserve, page 37.] Two years after his marriage, lie moved 
onto what had been the homestead of his uncle Matthias Libby. 
There he lived until 1870, when he removed to the homestead of 
his wife's father. He lived there until his death, 14 Aug. 1879, 
and there his widow still abides. Children: 

1 Hannah Frances, b. 2 Aug. 1829; m. David D. Clough. 

2 Ruth Ann, b. 2 Dec. 1831; m. 12 Nov. 1854, John W. Bristow. 
8 Lucretia, b. 22 Sept. 1833; m. John Libby, 11-7-1-4-4-5. 

4 Nancy Meserve, b. 8 Feb. 1835; unm. 

5 John Franklin, b. 19 Jan. 1837; d. 26 April 1870; unm. He was 

a carpenter. 

6 Jefferson Woodbury, b. 2 June 1839 ; d. 15 Jan. 1808. He was 

a blacksmith. He served three years in Co. C, l2th Maine. 

7 Edwin Augustus, ) twins, b. 21 June 1841; ) died 1 Jan. 1870. 

8 Henry Harrison, j were farmers ; f died 14 Oct. 1869. 

He served three years in Co. I, 17th Maine. 

9 Frances, b. 27 Oct. 1806; m. 11 Sept. 1834, John N. Jones. 

10 Matthias, b. 20 Feb. 1808; m. Lydia Jones. 

11 Ruth, b. 10 March 1810; m. 5 June 1828, James Johnson. 

12 George, b. 14 Oct. 1812; m. Damaris Small. 

13 Esther, b. 20 Aug. 1814; m. 6 Nov. 1834, Horace Meserve. 

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Capt. Theodore Libby, born in Scarborough, 18 July 1773; 
married, 10 Dec. 1808, Sarah Harmon of Standish. He lived 
on the farm afterward owned by his sons, and died 5 July 1825^, 
leaving a good property. His widow married, 4 Nov. 1828, Wm. 
Wescott of ]N"orth Yarmouth, and died in Scarborough, 12 Feb. 
1860. 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Cyrus, b. 29 Dec. 1809; d. 23 March 1881; unm. 

2 Eliza, b. 27 Oct. 1811 ; m. 12 Dec. 1833, James L. Deering. 

3 Hannah, b. 22 Oct. 1814; m. Dennis M. Skillings. 

4 Theodore, b. 29 Nov. 1819; d. 28 Jan. 1806; unm. 

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Salome Libby, born in Scarborough, 15 Oct. 1778 ; married, 11 
June 1799, Moses McKE^^NEY; died 1 July 1843. He died 24 
March 1828. [See page 63.] 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Mahala (McKenney), b. 1803; d. Nov. 1825; unm. 

2 Hannah (McKenney), b. 13 Jan. 1805; m. John Chapman. 

3 John (McKenney), b. 26 Feb. 1809; m. Statira Skillings. 

4 William (McKenney), b. 27 April 1811; m. Delia Ward. 

5 Joshua (McKenney), b. Dec. 1831; m. Elinor, only child of Abigail 

(Libby) Bugbee, 1-1-2-2-10. He lives in Winn. Children: 

1 John Henry Goddard (McKenney), lives in Winn. 

2 Moses Benjamin Franklin (McKenney), b. 1841; m. 15 Oct. 

1870, Frances Alice, dan. of Samuel and Frances (Wilding) 
Lewis of Manchester, Eng. He is a junk dealer in Portland. 
Child: 
1 Francis Lewis (McKenney), b. 22 Aug. 1876. 

3 Abbie Libby (McKenney), lives in Winn; unm. 

4 Joshua (McKenney), lives in Winn; unm. 

5 Mary Ellen (McKenney), twin with Joshua; m. Jerome B. 
Chapman. 

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124: THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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Fkancis Libby, born nbout 1786; married Sally Btjrnham, 
daughter of Job and Mary (Obrian) Burnham of Macliias. 

He was by birth a Getchell. He received the homestead of his 
foster father, and became a well-to-do farmer. He died 11 Dec. 
1846. His wife died 11 July 1842. 

Children : 

1 Sally, b. 15 Aug. 1806; died 5 March 1847. 

2 Joseph, b. 29 Dec. 1807; died 7 Jan. 1838. 

3 Eliza, b. 13 Mar. 1809; died 28 Feb. 1839. 

4 Charles, b. 29 Dec. 1810 ; lives iu Machiasport. 

5 Sophia, b. 6 Oct. 1812. ,. , , ^ ^ ,^^« 

6 Le^nice, b. 13 April 1815; died 6 Sept 1836. 

7 James Monroe, b. 13 July 1818; died 31 Aug. 1819. 

8 Leonard, b. 13 July 1820. 

9 Mary Ann, b. 28 Sept. 1822; died 17 April 1837. 

10 Caroline, b. 27 July 1825; died 13 May 1838. 

11 Francis, b. 20 June 1830. r.-, -in nr 

12 JeromeB., b. 13 March 1833; m. 1st, Thompson; 2d 10 May 

1874, Etta E. Colbath. He is a manner, hvmg m Macluaspoit. 
Children, by first wife : 
1 Jerome Francis. 



2 Etta May, b. 1875. 



By second wife : 



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Daniel Libby, born in Scarborough, 3 April 1772 ; married 
Polly Hoyt of Durham. He went east and cleared a farin on 
the boundary line between Durham and Pownal. His first little 
two-room house he built on the Durham side of the road that 
forms the division line, but he afterward built the one now occix- 
pied by his son-in-law, Geo. W. Gee, on the Pownal side. He 
died 8 May, and his wife 22 July, 1848. 

Children, born in Durham : 

1 Daniel [Kev.], b. 22 Feb. 1804; m. 9 Aug^832 Eunice Kussell, dau. 

of Dea. Joseph and Lucy (Sumner) Wheeler of Dixheld. Al- 
though blind, he obtained an education, and became a Congre- 
gational clergyman. He was the first settled minister at Dix- 
leld, and afterward preached at Mmot. He died 4 May lbo9. 

1^ dLLY Sumner, b. 16 Jan. 1837, in Minot; unm. He inherits 
his father's blindness, and lives with his mother in Dixheld. 
He is a member of the Congregational Church. 

2 Hannah, b. 20 April 1806; m. 1 July 1838, as second wife, her 

cousin, George W. Gee. 

Born in Pownal : 

3 Hamor, b. 27 Oct. 1810; m. 15 April 18.32, George W. Gee. 

4 Dorothy, b. 28 Jan. 1813; d. 12 May 1836; unm. 



TECE FIFTH GENERATION. 195 

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Walter Libby, born in Scarborough, 13 'Nov. 1776 ; married, 
11 April 1800, Elizabeth Jordan, daughter of Benjamin Allen 
Jordan of Gorham. After his marriage he lived a short time each 
in Standish and Pownal, and then settled in Durham, on the farm 
afterward owned by Leonard Parker. In 1845 he sold his farm 
and went to live with his son Walter in Pownal, and there died, 
22 March 1855. His widow died in Durham 23 Feb. 1840. 

Children, born in Gorham : 

1 Axcy, b. April 1801; m., as 1st wife, James Arthur Merrill of Fal- 

lUOUtll. 

Born in Pownal : 

2 Daniel, b. 17 Dec. 1802 ; m. Sarah Osgood. 

3 Esther, m. .Joseph Weeks of Durham. 

4 Benjamin, b. July 1809; died 2 ^S'ov. 1824. 

5 Mary, m. Charles Parker of Durham. 

6 Walter, b. 26 Dec. 1812; m. Sarah Davis Thoits. 

7 Eliza, m., as second wife, J. A. Merrill. 

8 Horace C, b. 7 Dec. 1817; m. 16 Nov. 1840, Harriet Libby, 

10-.5-4-3-1-2. He is a stone-cutter and worked many years with 
his brother Daniel. He lived in Durham until 1874, serving in 
the highest olfices in that town, and has since lived with his 
brother Daniel's son in Massachusetts. No children. 



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Capt. Sewall Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 March 1779 ; 
married, 15 Dec. 1808, Sarah Libby, 1-1-6-5-2. He followed the 
sea from his youth, and became a captain in the West India trade, 
sailing from Portland. He died in Portland 29 April 1830. His 
widow died SejDt. 1842. 

Children, born in Scarborough : 

1 Cyrene, b. 27 March 1809; d. 11 July 1859; unm. She was bhnd 

many years. 

2 Sewall, b. 1 March 1811; died about 18.3.3; unm. At the age of 16, 

it is said, he went as mate of a brig to the West Indies, and, by 
the death of the captain, the chief command of the vessel, on 
the home voyage, fell to him. He filled the position so credita- 
bly that he was immediately placed in command of her. He died 
of small-i50x at the age of 26. 

3 Cornelius, b. 10 June 1814; never married. He followed the sea, 

and rose to be mate. He lost his hearing by a blow from a fall- 
ing spar, and was compelled to relinquish his calling. He then 
became a house-painter, and removed to California, where he 
died. 

4 Alvin, followed the sea ; was last heard from in New York. 



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Andrew Libby, born in Scarborough, 27 Dec. 1783; married 

first, 11 Oct. 1811, Abigail, daughter of and Mary (Chase) 

Tappan; (died 11 November 1813); second, 20 Aug. 1815, 



igQ THE LIB BY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Maegaket Todd, daughter of Wm. Todd of Fre^eport He lived 
on his father's homestead, and died Feb. 1863. His wife died 22 
April 1853. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Tappan, b. 25 Jan. 1817; m. 5 Jan. 1844, Catherine SkilHngs, dati 

of Dea. Wm. and Sarah (Moses) Cnmmiiigs. He settled on the 
" carrving-place farm," which his father had owned. He is a 
fanner and milkman, supplying the Portland market Children : 

1 Sarah Margaret, b. 3 May 1845; m. 29 July 18(4, Levi Morrill 

of Green Bay, Wis. , .„ . .oro 

2 Phebe Ann, b. 14 Dec. 1846; d. 13 Aug. 1852. 

3 William Cummings, b. 19 Feb. 1849; d. 17 July 1849. 

4 Esther Band, b. 15 June 1850; m. 12 July 1875, Dr. Chas. H. 

5 Mary Jane Cummings, b. 29 Aug. 1853; m. 5 Aug. 1875, Chas. 

C. Nourse. 

6 Elizabeth Patience, b. 33 Nov. 1855 ; unm. 

7 Anna Lowell, b. 16 Aug. 1860; d. 3 May 1876. 

8 Hattie Hayes, b. 9 May 1863; d. 21 Sept. 1866 

2 Jane, b. 7 Oct. 1818; m. William W. Haines; d. 2 Oct. 1865. 
8 Dorothy Ann, b. 25 July 1822; d. 25 April 1842 

4 Phebe Ann, b. 8 July 1824; m. 1845, John B. Merrill; d Sept. 1846. 

5 William Henry, b. 1 Oct. 1828; m. 21 Aug. 1853 Mary A. daughter 

of Moses and Esther (Lufkin) Littlefield of Turner. He had his 
father's homestead, but sold it and removed to Portland, where 
he has been for many years head clerk in Cobb's bakery. Chil- 
dren, born in Scarborough : 1 ^^o 4. 10KK 

1 Frederick William, b. 19 July 1854; d. 19 Sept. 1855. 

2 Emma Jennie, b. 3 Aug. 18.55; m. 8 Aug. 1872, Geo. L. Day. 

3 Maria Haskell, b. 4 June 1857; m. 5 Dec. 18(7, Almon G. Hans- 

4 WinSm Frederick, b. 22 Aug. 18.59; m. 7 Feb. 1879, Kate L., 

dan. of Daniel and Bridget (Carter) Cochran. He is a broom- 
maker. Child : 
1 George C, b. 2 Feb. 1880. 

Born in Portland : 

5 Walter Frank, ] twins, b. 

6 Charles Davis, i 2 June 1863. 

7 Mary Ella, b. 1 April 1865 ; d. 12 Sept. 1865. 

8 Albert Henry, b. 3 Oct. 1867. ^ , ^ ■, n. 

6 Ezra Carter, b. 28 Aug. 1832; m. 19 Nov. 1864, Sarah C., daughter 
of Ammi and Mary (Lake) Cotton of Brunswick. He lived m 
Cape Elizabeth and in Westbrook, and is now a farmer m Scar- 
borough. Children: . ,„ ^, , 

1 Walter R. Fluent, b. 10 Sept. 1870, m Westbrook. 

2 William Shailor, b. 28 Feb. 1872, in Westbrook. 

3 , b. 24 Jan., d. 3 Feb., 1875, in Westbrook. 

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Edward Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 Nov. 1770 ; married, 5 
April 1789, Jane Libby, 11-7-1-5. He settled near White Rock, 
in Gorham, and there died, 19 Aug. 1848. His wife died 19 Jan. 
1844. 

Children : 

1 Esther, m. 11 Sept. 1811, Jonathan Files. 

2 Joseph, m. Mehitable Moses. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 197 

3 Gary, m. Betsey Haskell of New Gloucester. 

4 Morris, m. Jaue Latham. During her life he lived in Raymond, 

but after her death, Nov. 1828, he returned to his father's home. 
About 1847 he bought land in Stoneham, where he died in the 
spring of 1878. In his old age he married a second wife, who 
died shortly after he did, childless. Children by his first wife : 

1 Eliab, b. 17 Feb. 1826; m. Sarah Hopkins. He lives in San 

Francisco, California. One child. 

2 son, died Oct. 1828, aged 10 weeks. 

5 Solomon, b. 1798; m. 24 March 1823, Susan, dau. of James and 

Mary (Eoberts) Sturgis. He was a farmer at White Rock, where 
he died 29 Sept. 18G0. His wife died 26 July 1862. Children: 

1 Caroline Sturgis, b. 13 Nov. 1826; m. June 1852, Josiah P. 

Chadbourne. 

2 Esther Plummer, b. 6 Feb. 1829; m. Wm. H. Murch, 1-5-2-3-2-2-4. 
8 Charlotte, b. 26 July 1831; m. 30 April 1854, Geo. W. Johnson, 

a son of Lydia ( Libby) Johnson, 1-5-2-3-3-2. 

6 Andrew, b. 2 April 1800; m. Sophronia Small. 

7 Charlotte, died at the age of 18. 

8 Edward, b. 8 Aug. 1^04; m. Aug. 1841, Christania, dau. of Samuel 

D. and Mary (Strout) Strout of Raymond. He lived on the home- 
stead until the death of his parents, and soon after settled in 
Raymond on the farm now owned by Horace Sti-out, and there 
died, 13 .Jan. 1867. His widow married, 10 Dec. 1876, Henry 
Spiller, and still lives. Edward Libby had no children, but 
adopted an infant daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Carpenter) 
Brown of Poland, which took the name : 
a Ella Brown (Libby), b. 3 April 1865. 

9 Mary, m. 23 Feb. 1837, Joseph Leavitt of Newfleld. 

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Joseph Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 March 1772 ; married 
Anna Plummee, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah (Eklrich) Phim- 
mer. When his first child was an infant, he removed to Pownal, 
where he cleared the farm now occupied by the widow of his son 
Jeremiah. He worked much at teaming, going sometimes as far 
as Boston. His death occurred 27 Aug. 1832. His widow died 
19 April 1857. 

Children : 

1 Sally, b. 15 Dec. 1795; m. 1st, 8 Aug. 1817, Sanuiel Brown; 2d, Sam- 

uel Marr Libby, 10-5-2-3-2. Previous to her marriage she bore a 
daughter : 

1 Almira (Libby). She was brought up by her grandparents, 
and married, 18 May 1842, Isaac S. Brown. 

2 Anna, b. 4 Aug. 1797 ; m. 6 Feb. 1826, Caleb Estes. 

3 Mary, b. 22 May 1799; d. 20 March 1821 ; num. 

4 Lydia, b. 13 March 1801; m. 1st, Wm. Estes; 2d, Timothy Keith. 

5 Esther, b. 30 March 1803; m. 11 Feb. 1824, Ebenezer Brown. 

6 Miriam, b. 21 March 1805; m. 10 Feb. 1831, Nicholas Tuttle. 

7 Olive, b. 27 Sept. 1807; m. 13 Nov. 1836, Elias Knights. • 

8 Joseph, b. 16 June 1809; m. Julia A. Libby, 11-9-7-7-7. 

9 Jane, b. 2 Aug. 1811 ; d. 9 Dec. 1819. 

10 Louisa, b. 1 Jan. 1814; m. 1st, Geo. W. Bryant; 2d. Arnold Z. Tuell. 

11 Edward, b. 3 July 1816; d. 23 Nov. 1856; unm. He lived at home; 

a farmer and harness-maker. 

12 Ruth, b. 16 Feb. 1818; m. JohnH. Tuttle. 

13 Jeremiah, b. 9 Nov. 1819; m. 31 Jan. 1850, Elvira, dau. of Charles 

and Joanna (Tuttle) Wilson of Freeport. He lived on the home- 
stead and died 18 Nov. 1877. Children: 



198 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AlVIERICA. 

1 EUery Drew, b. 31 July 1851; m. 27 Nov. 1873, Josephine A., 

dan. of Capt. Martin and Eliza Ann (Drinkwater) Noyes of 
Yarmouth. He has been a blacksmith, a harness-maker, a 
house-painter, a house-carpenter, a photographer, and is 
now employed in a shoe-factory in Freeport. Child : 
1 Sylvanus Martin, b. 3 April 1879, in Pownal. 

2 Bertie, b. 2.5 Jan. 1861; d. 5 Sept. 1861. 

3 Elvina Amanda, b. 1 Sept. 1866. 

4 Charles Wilson, b. 2 jSTov. 1867. 

14 Cary, b. 18 Nov. 1821; d. 21 April 1852; unm. He lived at home. 



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SiJiON" LiBBT, born in Scarborough, 5 Sept. 1785; married, 12 
Aug. 1813, Hannah Beery, daughter of Solomon and Hannah 
(Jones) Berry. He lived at home until after tlie bii'th of six of 
his children, and then left Scarborough and settled on a farm in 
what was then Monmouth, now Wales. He died there, 26 Dec. 
1848. His widow died in Scarborough, 18 March 1868. 

Children : 

1 Jane, b. 3 Oct. 1813; d. 1 Feb. 1817. 

2 George Thompson, b. 1 May 1815 ; unm. He is a farmer. 

3 Jane^ b. 1 April 1817; m. 23 May 1842, Major Plummer. 

4 Furber, b. 22 .July 1819; m. 31 Oct. 1847, Betsey E., dau. of Timo- 

thy and Mary (Bran) Staples of Belgrade. He was employed 
seven years in Hallowell in the oil-cloth business, and then re- 
turned to the homestead farm, on which he has since continued. 
Children: 

1 George T., b. 28 Dec. 1849; unm. ; is a locomotive engineer. 

2 Edwin F., b. 11 April 1852; unm. ; is a locomotive fireman. 

3 Ella B., b. 2 Jan. 1854; m. April, 1876, Geo. M. Douglas. 

4 Willis H., b. 31 July 1855; unm.; is in a machine-shop in All- 

ston, Mass. 

5 Lester E., b. 19 April 1858; unm. ; is a telegraph operator. 

6 Ida L., b. 15 Aug. 1861. 

7 Everett L., b. 16 July 1864; d. 31 Dec. 1864. 

5 John Robinson, b. 5 Feb. 1822; died 30 Feb. 1868, in Monson. He 

was a stage driver. Children: 

1 Charles, b. about 1845; lives in Boston (?). He was married and 

lived in Lewiston, where his wife died in 1880, leaving three 
children. 

2 Effie, died unmarried. 

6 Esther, b. 7 Feb. 1824; m. Abram Plummer; died 16 March 1879. 

7 Simon, b. 30 Oct. 1828; d. 16 March 1829. 

8 Hannah, b. 18 March 1830; m. Wm. Dunham. 

9 David O., b. 31 March 1832; lives in Greene, Me. 



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George Libby, born in Scarborough, 4 Feb. 1791 ; married, 3 
Oct. 1824, Lydia Libby, 10-5-1-10-4. He always lived on his 
father's homestead. He and his brother tore down the house 
which had been their grandfather's and built, on the opi)Osite side 
of the road, the one now standing. He died 2 Nov. 1840. His 
wife died 5 Sept. 1839. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 199 

Children : 

1 George Washington, b. 12 April 1825 ; m. 23 Sept. 1852, Clara Jane 

Libby, 11-6-5-5-10. He built a house on part of his father's farm, 
and there lived until his death, which occurred 21 Feb. 1879. He 
was deacon of the Congregational Church from 1853 until lais 
death. During the latter years of his life, he was station-master 
of the Scarborough Beach station of the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road. Children : 

1 George Tliomas, b. 25 Sept. 1854; unm. 

2 Clara Jane, b. 13 Oct. 1856; unm. 

3 Minerva Ellen, h. 1 June 1858. 

4 Asa Therburne, b. 13 Oct. 1860; d. 16 Nov. 1862. 

5 Mary Lydia; b. 9 Feb. 1862. 

6 Florence Louise, I twins, b. 

7 Alice Amelia, J 9 Feb. 1804. 

8 Famiie Maria, b. 30 March 1865. 

9 Elizabeth Ann, b. 12 Nov. 1866. 

10 Simon Henry, b. 19 March 1869. 

11 Sarah Almira, b. 15 Sept. 1871. 

2 John Adams, b. 28 Aug. 1826; d. 24 July 1832. 

3 Benjamin Franklin, b. 21 Nov. 1827; d. 7 Aug. 1832. 

4 Mary Elizabeth, b. 22 March 18.30; m. John A. Tompson, 5-T-14-7-4. 

5 Esther Frances, b. 6 June 1832; d. 27 Aug. 1832. 

6 John Adams, b. 4 Dec. 1833; m. Harriet, dan. of John and Sarah 

Jones (Hustin) Robinson. He lives on the homestead farm. 
Children : 

1 James Robinson, b. 17 Jan. 1864; d. 11 Sept. 1864. 

2 John Herbert, b. 22 Jan. 1865. 

3 Sarah Louisa, b. 17 April 1866. 

4 Mary Tompson, b. 29 Oct. 1870, in Portland. 

5 Irving Clarence, b. 29 March 1872, in Portland. 

6 Ernest Merrill, b. 22 April 1878; d. 5 July 1879. 

7 Simon, b. 31 March 18-35; m. 1st. 14 May 1867, Mrs. Louisa R. (Rob- 

inson) Moody, a sister of his brother's wife; (died 10 July 1878); 
2d, .30 March 1881, Sarah O., widow of Emery Moody, dau. of 
Charles and Salome (Drew) Bean of Bowdoinham. From 1863 
until 1877, he was a truckman in Portland. He then returned to 
Scarborough and bought from Edward Tompson [see page 75] 
the Tompson homestead, which had been in that family 15() 
years. No children. 

8 Esther Ellen, b. 2 Nov. 1836; m. 6 Dec. 1855, Milton Higgins. 

9 Lydia Frances, b. IS July 1839; d. 17 Dec. 1862; unm. 

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James Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 18 Aug. 1767 ; married, 28 
June 1798, Polly Ayees, daughter of Elisha and Mary (Mc- 
LelLan) Ayers of Newfield. 

He left Berwick, and lived afterward in IsTewfield and in Lim- 
erick. He was at first a country trader, and then a farmer in the 
latter place, where he died 29 ISTov. 1836. His widow died in 
Burlington 22 Aug. 1858. 

Children : 

1 Amzi, b. 10 March 1799; m. Mary Chard. 

2 Mary, b. about 1801 ; m. Rev. Daniel Brackett, 

3 Asenath, b. about 1803 ; m. Bray Lunt. 

4 Mark L. . b. about 1806 ; m. Cordelia Hastings. 

5 Sally, died in infancy. 

6 Susan, b. Nov. 1808; m. Dr. Moses Lunt. 



200 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

7 Sarali D., b. 28 Oct. 1810; lives in Boston ; unm. 

8 James, died in infancy. 

9 Jane D., b. Aug. 1814; m. Jesse R. Warner; died 9 Oct. 1870. 

10 Lewis, died in infancy. 

11 Nancy A. b. 28 May 1819; died 8 Sept. 1881, in Boston; vmm. 

12 Hannah T., b. 3 Sept. 1821; died 1844; unm. 

13 James Lewis, born about 1823 ; married a soutlierner. When last 

heard from, at tlie beginning of the late war, he was a dentist in 
southern Illinois. 



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Dea. Mark Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 28 May 1771 ; mar- 
ried, 30 June 1808, Olive Lord of Berwick. He lived on his 
father's homestead and died 1 April 1842. He was a deacon of 
the Congregational Church. His wife died 15 Oct. 1825. 

Children, all born in Berwick : 

1 James, b. 30 April 1809; m. 1 July 1832, Elizabeth H., daughter of 

Daniel and Betsey (Hayes) Quimby. He received from his father 
the old Fogg homestead. There lie lived until his death, 4 Sept. 
1878, and his widow still lives. Children : 

1 Mary Elizabeth, b. 7 Feb. 1837; m. 23 May 1863, Enoch George 

Adams, a graduate of Tale College. He served through the 
civil war and rose to the rank of brevet-major. They re- 
moved to Oregon in 1866 and he is now editor and proprietor 
of the Columbian. He lives in St. Helen. Children: 

1 Blanche Hermine (Adams), b. 22 Oct. 1871. 

2 Bernal Henry (Adams), b. 16 June 1873. 

3 James Birney (Adams), b. 21 Sept. 1876. 

2 Olive Esther, b. 7 Nov. 1840; m. 1 Jan. 1860, Joseph M. R. Ad- 

ams, brother of Enoch. 

2 Nathaniel, b. 4 Oct. 1810; d. 21 May 1841; unm. He was a farmer 

and lumberman. 

3 Olive, b. 22 June 1814; d. 21 May 1841 ; unm. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 11 March 1817; m. 29 Oct. 1846, Capt. John Gowell. 

5 Mary, b. 12 Jan. 1819; d. 7 March 1837. 

6 Mark, b. 29 Aug. 1822; m. 22 Feb. 1846, Eliza A., dau. of John and 

Susan (Smith) Chadbourne. (John Chadbourne was a grandson 
of Elizabeth (Libby) Chadbourne, 1-6-5-4.) He settled on his fa- 
ther's homestead, and followed farming successfully until 1873, 
when he sold the farm, and built a residence in South Berwick 
Village, where he has since abode. He was at one time the Dem- 
ocratic candidate for representative to the state legislature. 
Children: 

1 Mary Emma, b. 9 Sept. 1851 ; unm. 

2 Mark Addison, b. 20 July 1855; unm. 

3 Susan Olivia, b. 4 May 1857; d. 24 Dec. 1873. 

4 Eliza Annabel, b. 4 July 1859; d. 9 July 1873. 

5 Hattie Eveline, b. 8 April 1861 ; d. 30 Jan. 1866. 

6 Edwina Frances, b. 7 May 1863; d. 14 Nov. 1871. 



11-9-7-2 

Stephen Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 12 April 1764; mar- 
ried, 17 April 1790, Sally Butler, daughter of Moses and Mer- 
cy (Wentworth) Butler of Sanford. He was brought up in 
Shapleigh. Soon after his marriage, he settled in Limerick, on 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 201 

the farm now occupied by Walter Pierce. He was a farmer and 
wheelwright. He died 19 Oct. 1833, and his widow, 15 Dec. 
1851. 

Children, born in Shapleigh : 

1 Nathaniel, b. 19 April 1791 ; m. Anna Kicker. 

2 Nancy Gerrish, b. 22 April 1793; m. John Cook Libby, 11-9-7-3-1. 

Born in Sanford : 

3 Bridget, b. 7 Dec. 1794; m. 23 March 1819, Nathaniel Eicker. 

Born in Limerick : 

4 Lovina, b. 29 Dec. 1796; m. 9 Oct. 1833, Paul Hussey. 

5 Silea, b. 3 March 1799; m. 1 Jan. 1822, Hiram Joy. 

6 Stephen, b. 20 Nov. 1801 ; m. Nancy Libby, 11-9-7-3-7, and Mary 

Jane Bradeen. 

7 William, b. 21 Sept. ; d. 30 Sept., 1802. 

8 Cyi'us, b. 24 Jan. 1804 ; m. Drusilla Woodsom. 

9 Eook Thurston, b. 27 Jan. 1806 ; m. Emily Lord and Marion Brad- 

bury. 

10 Thomas Butler, b. 9 Dec. 1808; m. Eunice Butler. 

11 Alice, b. 22 May 1810; d. 2 Aug. 1850; unm. 

12 Mary, b. 4 April 1815; d. 13 Aug. 1832; unm. 



11-9-7-3 

Samuel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., about 1767 ; married, 
1792, Anna Cook of Shapleigh. He lived in that part of Shap- 
leigh which is now the southwest part of Acton, on the farm now 
occupied by Reuben Winchell. He died probably in the spring 
of 1817, and his widow married Love Roberts. 

Children, all born in Shapleigh : 

1 John Cook, b. 15 Sept. 1793; m. Nancy Gerrish Libby, 11-9-7-2-2. 

2 Pohy, b. 25 Oct. 1795; m. 6 Nov. 1817, Thomas F. Kinsman. 

3 Asa, b. 25 Jan. 1798; m. Abigail Libby, 11-9-7-8-3. 

4 Clarissa, b. 11 March 1800; d. 2 July 1864, in Exeter; unm. 

5 Samuel, b. 18 June 1806; m. Melinda A. Hussey. 

6 Calvin, b. 13 June 1808; m. Nancy C. Mills. 

7 Nancy, m. Stephen Libby, 11-9-7-2-6. 



11-9-7-7 

Zebulon Libby, born in Shaj^leigh, Me., 15 May 1780; mar- 
ried, Dorcas Holmes, daughter of John and Dorcas (Weymouth) 
Holmes of Berwick. He was a farmer. He early removed to 
the interior of Maine. He lived some years in Smithfield, and in 
1829 removed to Palmyra. He afterward settled in Pittsfield, on 
the farm now owned by Alfred Hodgkins, and there died, 7 July 
1869. His wife died 11 July 1869, in Palmyra. 

Children : 

1 John Y., b. 25 Nov. 1802; m. Sarah Marrow. 

2 Polly, b. 3 May 1805 ; m. George Gleason. 



202 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Peter, b. 24 June 1807; m. Sophia Bickford and Mrs. Priscilla Gor- 

don. 

4 Alice, b. 26 Nov. 1809; m. Arthur Bickford. 

5 Lovici, b. 4 Feb. 1812; died 5 Oct. 1813. 

6 Stephen, b. 3 Dec. 1815; died 11 Dec. 1S1.5. 

7 Julia Ann, b. 6 Sept. 1821; m. Joseph Libby, 11-7-8-3-8. 

11-9-7-8 

Peter Libby, bom in Shapleigh, Me., 3 July 1781 ; married, 
31 Dec. 1801, Sarah Bean, daughter of "Bill" Bean of Shap- 
leigh. 

In the winter of 1802-3, he moved from Shapleigh to Fairfield, 
and settled in the wilderness. A few years later he moved to 
Smithfield, where he became a very successful farmer. He was 
selectman many years, w\as a justice of the peace, and represent-' 
ed his town in the state legislature. He died 11 Aug. 1862. His 
wife died July 1857. 

Children, born in Fairfield: 

1 William, b. 14 April 1803 ; died the next month. 

2 Asa M., b. 13 June 1804; m. Sarah A. Cook and Joanna B. Powers. 

3 Abigail, b. 3 July 1807; m. Asa Libby, 11-9-7-3-3. 

4 Hannah, twin with Abigail, b. 5 July 1807 ; m. 1823, Seth Gage. 

Born in Smithfield ; 

5 Sally, b. 30 Oct. 1809; d. 1818. 

11-9-7-10 

John Libby, born in Shapleigh, Me., 5 Feb. 1790; married, 20 
June 1813, Betsey Bean, daughter of William and Susan (Gil- 
bert) Bean of Shapleigh. He had his father's homestead in Shap- 
leigh. He was a thrifty farmer, but, becoming surety for some of 
his neighbors, lost his all. In February, 1833, he removed to what 
was then Dearborn, afterward Waterville, and now West Water- 
ville. " In all the towns in which he lived, he held places of 
honor and trust." He died in Waterville 8 May 1871, and his 
widow 16 Dec. 1872. 

Children, all born in Shapleigh : 

1 John Mayhew, b. 25 Feb. 1815; m. Louisa F. Witham. 

2 Hannah M., b. 15 April 1817; m. Jelferson Hersom. 

3 Peter D., b. 30 June 1824; m. Keziah C. Gage. 

4 Edward B., b. 7 July 1826; unm. Has always lived on the home- 

stead farm. 

5 Betsey A., b. 5 April 1828; m. Crowell Bickford. 

11-9-8-7 

Levi Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 27 May 1786 ; married, 12 
Feb. 1807, Eunice Stillings of Berwick. 15 Feb. 1808, he 
moved to Clinton, and ten years later to Benton, where he cleared 
from the wilderness the farm on which he ended his days, now 
occupied by his second daughter. He died 30 Oct. 1860, and his 
widow, 12 April 1867. 



THE FIFTH GENERATION. 203 

Children : 

1 Oliver, b. 15 Dec. 1808; m. Hannah Plummer. 

2 James, b. 29 Jnly 1811 ; m. Mary Tvler. 

3 Olive, b. 30 Dec. 1812; m. 1830, Ira Plummer. 

4 Marv Elizabeth, b. 25 Dec. 1828; m. 9 March 1851, Asaph Willey. 

5 Sarah J., b. 8 June 1832; d. 17 Jan. 1858. 

11-9-8-8 

Dea. Ira Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 9 Dec. 1788 ; married, 
26 April 1813, Fanny Langdon, daughter of Joseph and Sarah 
(Nowell) Lano-don of Lebanon. He always lived on his father's 
homestead. He was a skillful mechanic and was somewhat noted 
as a horse and cattle doctor. He was deacon of the F. W. Bap- 
tist church in North Berwick. His death occurred 18 Feb. 1840. 
His widow died in Limerick, 12 Feb. 1871. 

Children, all born in Berwick : 

1 Sarah Ann. b. 19 Sept. 1815; m. 12 June 1836, Joseph Emery. 

2 Susan, b. 20 July 1817; m. 22 Oct. 1837, Jeremiah Emery. 

3 Hannah J., b. 14 March 1821; m. 29 March 1845, John Wilkerson. 

11-11-6-2 

Thomas Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 26 Nov. 1776; 
married first, 1 Dec. 1814, Sophia (Remmick) Hodgdon; (died 
31 Dec. 1822) ; second, 19 Oct. 1823, Sarah, daughter of George 
and Mary (Weeks) Hammond. He lived on his father's home- 
stead, and died 18 Sept. 1852. His widow died 6 Oct. 1852. 

Only child, by first wife : 

1 Alvin, b. 27 July 1819; m. 1852, Jane, dau. of Samuel and Cathe- 
rine (Kaynes) Parker of York. He lived on his father's home- 
stead until 1858, when he bought and removed to a farm at 
Spruce Creek, in Kittery. Four years later he removed to the 
Cutts farm on which he still lives. Children : 

1 Frank Wilmot, b. 29 Oct. 1853; d. 25 May 1856. 

2 Harriet Edna, b. 4 March 1855 ; unm. 

3 George Byi'on, b. 26 Aug. 1857; unm. Except his father, he is 

the only lineal male descendant of Samuel Libby, 11-11. 

4 Mary Etta, b. 25 Nov. 1860. 

5 Carrie Estella, b. 21 April 1864. 

6 Lucy Jane, b. 12 Sept. 1868. 

11-11-6-4 

Andrew Libby, born in Kittery, Me., 4 Aug. 1782; married, 
15 April 1819, Patience B. Doer, daughter of Joseph and Han- 
nah (Brackett) Dorr of Shapleigh, Me. (Joseph Dorr was a son 
of Lydia (Libby) Dorr, 11-2-2^1-1.) When a young man, he 
remoVed to Wakefield, N. H., where he bought a farm. He lived 
on that and on another which he afterward bought, until his 
death, 15 Sept. 1828. His widow removed with her family to 
Kittery, where she married about 1846, Wm. Manson. She died 
13 Nov. 1869. 



204 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AJMERICA. 

Children, all born in Wakefield : 

1 Setli, b. 10 Jan. 1820 ; died with his sister, in Kittery, 25 Xov. 1861. 

He was twice married. His first wife died about three years 
after their marriage. The second, whose maiden name was Mary 
Carney, outlived him, and married again in Cambridgeport, 
Mass. He was by trade a baker, but became a truckman in 
Boston. Children, by first wife : 

1 child, died in infancy. 

By second wife: 

2 Mary Jane, b. 17 Sept. ls59, in Cambridge. 

2 Hannah Brackett, b. 11 Aug. 1821 ; d. 16 Dec. 1838. 
,S Andrew Brackett, b. 6 April 1823; d. 18 Sept. 1828. 

4 Daniel Rollins, b. 15 May 1825 ; d. 15 Sept. 1828. 

5 Mary Hutchins Brackett, b. 15 March 1827; d. 16 Sept. 1828. 

6 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 18 May 1829; m. 22 Nov. 1849, Joshua Hall San- 

born of Kittery. 




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SIXTH GENERATION. 



1-1-2-2-2 



Dea. James Libbt, born in Scarborough, 2 Aug. 1757; mar- 
ried first, Betsey Small, daughter of David Small of Gray ; (died 
15 Nov. 1796) ; second, Mrs. Sarah (Woodbury) Dyer. 

.He was at first a lumberman, and then a farmer. He lived in 
Gray a short time after his marriage, and then settled in Danville 
on the farm now owned by Sawyer. He served under La- 
fayette in the storming of Stony Point, and was met by him in 
Portland, on his visit to America, and recognized. He was dea- 
con of the Baptist church in Danville. His death took j)lace 5 
May 1828, and his widow died in Poland 18 April 1841. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 Sally, b. 2 Aug. 1780, in Gray; m. 1st, Nathaniel Nason; (died 3 

Feb. 1819); 2d, Nathan Haskell; died 2 July 1832. 

2 Polly, b. 24 Oct. 1782; m. Joel Kimball. 

3 David, b. 3 Marcb 1785 ; m. Dorcas Nason. 

4 Martha, died in childhood. 

5 Martha, b. 1 Jan. 1793, in Danville ; m. Nathaniel Gates. 

6 James, b. 25 Oct. 1796; m. Nancy Fulton. 



1-1-2-2-3 

Benjamn Libby, born in Scarborough, Sept. 1762 ; married, 
first, 4 July 1782, Elizabeth Hijx^n^ewell, 7-1-5-1 ; (died Dec. 
1813); second, Hanxah Moody, daughter of Scribner Moody of 
Whitefield. 

He served all through the Revolution. After his marriage, he 
settled on Dutton Hill, in the town of Gray, on the road leading 
to Windham. Soon after the birth of his eleventh child, he re- 
moved further into the wilderness, and settled in Canaan, where 
he lived until after the death of his first wife. During that time 
he served as quartermaster in the war of 1812. After his second 
marriage, he lived in Whitefield, and there died, 2 Aug. 1831. 
His widow died in Augusta, 25 Nov. 1872. 



206 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, by first wife, born in Gray : 

1 Humphrey, b. 29 Oct. 1783 ; m. Jan. 1817, Harriet McCausland. He 

was a farmer in Canaan. He was drowned wliile driving logs, 

May 18o2. His widow died in Pittsfield, Sept. 1878. Only child : 

1 John. He was in government employ during the late war, 

and died in New Orleans, La., in the winter of 1865. He left 

a wife and child in New Hampshire. 

2 Sally, b. 24 Sept. 1785 ; m. 1 Jan. 1802, John Haines. 

3 Hannah, b. 21 Dec. 1788; m. 25 Nov. 1815, Moses Woodbury. 

4 Thankful, b. 7 March 17110; m. 8 March 1812, Isaiah Woodbury. 

5 John, b. 7 July 1791 ; d. 13 Nov. 1S04. 

6 Phebe, b. 16 Feb. 1796; d. 12 March 1873, in Canaan; unm. 

7 Charles b. 3 Jan. 1798; m. Feb. 1825, Louisa, dan. of Daniel Good- 

win of Canaan. In 1845, he removed from Canaan to Vinland, 
Wis., aiul became one of the well-to-do inhabitants of that place. 
His wife died 20 May 1874, and he now lives among his daughters. 
Children : 

1 Caroline Matilda, b. 13 Dec. 1827; m. 20 May 1848, Hiram P. 

Burrell. 

2 Frances Adelaide, b. 30 Dec. 1830; m. 1 June 1847, Kingsly 

Smith. 

3 Ann Louisa, b. 18 Sept. 1834; m. 16 Feb. 1864, William Frasier. 

4 Charles, b. 10 Jan. 1836 ; d. 19 Nov. 1836. 

5 Olive Smith, b. 31 March 1838; m, 16 Mar. 1861, Wesley Hatch; 

died 6 March 1873. 

6 Abby Augusta, b. 21 Aug. 1843 ; m. 16 Jan. 1864, Alvin P. Braley. 

8 David, b. 29 Oct. 1799; m. Elizabeth McCausland, a niece of his 

brother's wife. 

9 Joanna, b. 4 Sept. 1802; m. 22 Nov. 1824, Thomas Maxwell. 

10 William, b. 16 May 1804; m. Piachel Emery. 

11 Ann, b. 15 Aug. 18U6; m. Thomas Maxell. 

By second wife, born in Wliitefield : 

12 Mary Elizabeth, b. 1822 ; ni. John Mosman. 

13 Benjamin F., b. 29 Dec. 1824; m. 1 Dec. 1852, Esther A., daughter 

of Everett W. and Margaret (Partridge) Ware of Whitefield. 
Previous to his marriage he spent two and one-half years in Cali- 
fornia. He has since been a farmer, and has long lived in Au- 
gusta. He is a member of the Methodist Church. Children, all 
born in Augusta : 

1 James E., b. 5 Oct. 1858. 

2 Everett W., b. 13 July 1861. 

3 Frank H., b. 15 Aug. 1864. 

4 Myra K., b. 11 May 1867. 

5 Winslow, b. 7 April 1870. 

6 Lottie M., b. 26 March 1873. 

14 James C, b. 1826; d. July 1876; unm. He was a piledriver, and 

died in Seattle, Wash. 

15 Joseph E., b. 24 Feb. 1831: m. 29 Sept. 1854, in Charlestown, Mass., 

Emma, dau. of Pvobert and PJioda (Wheaton) King of East Ma- 
chias, Me. He still lives in Charlestown, a teamster. Children: 

1 JohnM.,b. 18.57. 

2 Frank, b. 1861. 

3 Emma, b. 1864. 

4 Fred, b. 1867. 



1-1-2-2-4 

Jethro Libby, born in Scarborough, 1763; married, 1788, Let- 
TiCE Wescott, daughter of Josiah "Wescott. He was a farmer 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 207 

and settled soon after his marriage in Gorham. He afterward 
carried on a coopering business. He died 9 Feb. 1849. His wife 
died 3 May 1852. 

Children : 

1 Hannah Woodbury, b. 1789; m. Wm. Chase; d. 24 Nov. 1843. 

2 Elliot, b. 21 Aug. 1792; m. Susan Hall. 

3 Parmelia, m. 4 Dec. 1817, Samuel Flood of Gorham. 

4 Jethro, b. 19 March 1796 ; m. Olive Flood. 

5 Josiah W., b. 28 April 1798; m. EHza Hall. 

6 Mary, b. 11 Aug. 1800; m. Marrett Libby, 10-5-4-3-6. 

7 Benjamin, died aged two years. 

8 William, b. 3 Sept. 1804; m. .Jane Cannell. 

9 James, was lost with the brig Elizabeth Ann, William H. Savage, 

master, in Boston harbor, 9 March 1836. 
10 Alfred, b. 4 Dec. 1811; m. 27 Nov. 1838, Esther Libby, 1-1-2-2-11-4. 
He lived with his father for the most part imtil the latter' s death, 
and then exchanged the homestead farm with Joshua L. Brown 
for a farm and store at Great Falls, Gorham. He has since been 
engaged in the staging business, as overseer in Corey's chair 
factory, as lumberman, and other things. Having no children, 
he adopted : 

a Lizzie Wescott (Libby), b. 80 May 1847; unm. She was a 
daughter of John and Charity (Humj)hrey) Wescott. 



1-1-2-2-6 

Charles Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 April 1767; married 
22 Dec. 1791, Mary Libby, 1-4-1-6-2. He was a farmer. His 
uncle John gave him his farm to support him, and he sold it and 
bought the Shute farm on Beech Ridge, and there lived until his 
death, 14 May 1850. His wife died 22 Oct. 1837. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Lettice, b. 18 Nov. 1793; d. 6 May 1873; imm. 

2 John, b. 12 Jan. 1795; d. 19 May 1869; unm. 

3 Hannah, b. 27 Dec. 1800; m. Luther Libby, 11-7-1-4-4. 

4 infant, born and died, 23 Oct. 1802. 

5 Mary, b. 14 Sept. 1804; m. 14 March 1825, Wm. Strout. 

6 Charles, b. 25 Dec. 1806 ; d. 5 June 1807. 

7 Abigail, b. 25 Dec. 1808; m. Joseph Libby, 1-1-3-9-1-2. 

8 William, b. 13 Nov. 1810; m. 1. Dec. 1836, Ann H., dau. of James 

and Keziah ( Berry) Harmon of Buxton. He is a farmer and lives 
on his father's homestead. He is deaf and dumb. Children: 

1 Mary, b. 25 May 1839; m. Wm. Henry Mitchell. 

2 James William, b. 2 May 1842; ni. 9 June 1874, Mary Jane, dau. 

of Patrick and Eliza Jane (Baird) Lary. He is a farmer and 
butcher in Gorham. Children : 

1 William Albert, b. 9 June 1875. 

2 Norman Leslie, b. 27 April 1877. 

3 John Augustus, b. 16 May 1849 ; m. 1 Jan. 1873, Louisa, dau. of 
James and Irene (Hodgdon) Deering of Gorham. He is a 
farmer and lives at home. Children: 

1 Selden Clifford, b. 23 July 1873. 

2 Albion Topliff, b. 16 Oct. 1875. 

4 Lettice Ann, b. 14 May 1851 ; d. 29 April 1858. 

5 Daniel Clarence, b. 5 July 1857 ; unm. 



208 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1-1-2-2-8 

John Libbt, born in Scarborongh, 17 Dec. 1770 ; married, 29 
July 1802, DoKCAS Roberts of Gorham. He removed to Gor- 
ham and settled on a farm adjoining that of his brother Jethro, 
now occupied by the sons of Capt. Caleb Libby. He died 10 
March 182G, and his widow, 16 March 1864. 

Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Joanna, b. 21 June 1803 ; m. April 1845, Chas. Quimby. 

2 Charles, b. 30 Dec. 1804; m. 28 Nov. 1833, Sophronia, dan. of Eben- 

ezer and Salome (Green) Shaw of Standish. He was a farmer m 
Gorham for eight years succeeding his marriage, and then re- 
moved to Harrison Village, where he followed shook-making, 
boating on the canal, working in a wire factory, and other occu- 
pations, until his death, 28 June 1873. His widow still lives in 
Harrison Village. Only child : 

1 KosAvell, b. 23 July 1835; m. 22 Nov. 1863, Achsah C., dau. of 
Asa and Olive (Charles) Brickett of Stow. He run a canal 
boat fourteen years, and, during the rest of his life, was a 
shookmaker. He served nine months in Co. B, 23d Maine 
Vol. He died 4 Feb. 1876, and his widow married, 10 July 
1880, Joseph S. Walker of Fryeburgh. Only child : 
1 Zoa Mabel, b. 17 Feb. 1868. 

3 Lucy Roberts, b. 16 July 1806; m. March 1842, Samuel S. Babb. 

4 John, b. 8 Sept. 1808; d. 2 April 1822. 

5 Benjamin, b. 15 July 1810; d. 27 July 1810. 

6 Caleb [Capt.], b. 25 Aug. 1812; m. 20 Nov. 1845, Betsey, dau. of 

Lemuel and Sarah (Phinney) Rich of Standish. He always lived 
on his father's homestead, except seven years during which he 
carried on the Gorham town-farm. He was a captain in the 
militia. His death took place 14 Jan. 1876, and his widow died 
7 Oct. 1879. Children: 

1 John Woodbury, b. 4 March 1847 ; unm. He and his brother 

occupy the homestead farm. 

2 Sarah Rich, b. 1 Nov. 1849 ; unm. 

3 William Frederick, b. 21 Nov. 1852; m. 25 Nov. 1874, Alta G. 

(Brimblecom) Libby, widow of Ebenezer Libby, 10-5-4-2-9-7. 
No children. 

7 Woodbury Storer, b. 19 May 1816; m. 10 May 1846, Aphia Thatcher, 

dau. of John Moody. He was a farmer. He settled in Scar- 
borough soon after his marriage, and there died, 16 April 1879. 
His wife died 4 Feb. 18-53. Children: 

1 MariUa L., b. 3 July 1846, in Gorham; d. 28 May 1853. 

2 Aurelius Francisco Antonio Gotie, b. 16 Aug. 1849, in Water- 

ford; m. 17 Dec. 1875, Georgia Anna, dau. of Nathan Marshall 
and Bethulah (Tibbetts) Fenderson of Scarborough. He is a 
joiner and lived until recently on his father's homestead. 
No children. 

8 Elmira, b. 7 Nov. 1821 ; m. 21 March 1850, Stephen Harris. 

9 William Frederick, b. 5 Sept. 1823; was killed by an accident, 25 

April 1848, in Bridgton ; unm. 



1-1-2-2-11 

William Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 March 1778; married, 
18 May 1806, Keturah Hanscom, 9-5-6-1-2. He was a farmer, 
and always lived on his father's homestead. He died 5 July 1858.; 
His wife died 27 Jan. 1843. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 209 

Children : 

1 Hannah, b. 9 Dec. 1808; m. 4 April 1830, Jolin Hunnewell, 7-1-5-3-4; 

d. 8 Dec. 1867. 

2 Elbridge, b. 28 Oct. 1810; m. 1st, 25 April 1838, Ellen P., dau. of 

Zenas Pratt of Cape Elizabeth; (died 31 Oct. 1840); 2d, 31 Jan. 
1844, Mary J., dau. of Richard and Eunice (Trickey) Johnson of 
Westbrook; (died 22 Feb. 1850); 3d, 26 Oct. 1853, Anna Watson, 
dau. of John and Sarah (Huston) Eobinson. He is a farmer. 
He owns a part of his father's homestead, but he also owns and 
resides on the adjoining farm, formerly the homestead of John « 
Buggy. Only child : 

1 Ellen Caroline, b. 10 July 1839; d. 7 Nov. 1840. 
8 Charles [Dea.], b. 27 July 1812; m. 2 June 1840, Louisa, an adopted 
dau. of John Robinson. He is a farmer and occupies his father's 
homestead. He also markets milk in Portland. He is deacon of 
the Freewill Baptist Church Only child : 

1 Julia Catherine, b. 27 March 1843; m. 14 Aug. 1862, James 
Johnson, son of Ruth (Libby) Johnson, 11-7-2-6-11. 

4 Esther, b. 11 Oct. 1814; m. Alfred Libby, 1-1-2-2-4-10. 

5 Mary J., b. 23 Aug. 1816; d. 18 Oct. 1851; unm. 

6 William [Dea.], b. 16 Aug. 1818; m. 2 Dec. 1847, Arabella R., dau. 

of Hermann and Mzaula (Hutchinson) Towne of Albany. At 
the age of 23 he went to Harrison and engaged in trade. His 
venture was unsuccessful and he was afterward six years a clerk 
in Francis Blake's variety store there. In 1850 he removed to 
Portland, and after serving about five years as bookkeeper in a 
publishing house, bought the book business of Geo. Lord on Ex- 
change sti-eet. A year later, he was chosen cashier of the Auburn 
Bank, Auburn, (since the First National Bank), and removed to 
that place. He filled that position eighteen years, and during 
the last six years, has held the same position in the Manufac- 
tm-er's National Bank, Lewiston. He is a member of the Free- 
will Baptist church, and has filled the office of deacon in the 
Casco Street Church, Portland, and in the church in Auburn. 
No children. 

7 John, b. 5 July 1820; d. 16 July 1820. 

8 Julia Ann, | twins, b. Id. 18 Oct. 1840; unm. 

9 Catherine, f 8 April 1823; J m. 1st, 14 Mar. 1850, Elbridge G. Moody; 

2d, William Jones. 

1-1-2-6-1 

Eliakim Libby, born in Scarborough, 1 Jan. 1757 ; married, 
Rachel Jameson, daughter of and Sarah (McLellan) Jame- 
son of Warren. He grew uj) in Warren and settled on a farm 
about tTvo miles west of Warren Village, and there died, 20 Sept. 
1833. His widow died 11 Feb. 1843. 

Children, all born in Warren : 

1 Jane, b. 17 Oct. 1782; m. 9 July 1807, John Pokes; d. 8 Jan. 1875. 

2 Mary, b. 21 July 1784; m. 7 Aug. 1806, Abner Farrington; d. 9 Oct. 

1841. 

3 Samuel, b. 4 Nov. 1786; m. Nancy, dau. of Archibald and Eleanor 
(Parsons) Crawford of Warren. He was at first a farmer, and 
then a trader in his native town. Later he kept a cormtry store 
in St. George, and later still removed to Rockland, where he en- 
gaged in the grocery business, and was also concerned in the 
lime business and in navigation. He was a member of the Bap- 
tist Church, and served a number of years in the Rockland City 
Council. No children. 

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210 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 Sarah, b. 29 Sfept. 1788; m. 1832, Abraham Norwood. 

5 Hatevil, b. 30 April 1791 ; ni. Elizabeth Rivers. 

6 Henry, b. 13 Aug. 1794; m. 1819, Rosanna, clau. of Alexander and 

Elizabeth (Mero) Kellock. Before his marriage he bought land 
in the upper part of Warren, on which he afterward built, and 
lived there a number of years. He then took his father's home- 
stead, cleared it from debt, and there lived until his death, 2 Oct. 
1829. His widow married, 1831, James Hathorne, and died in 
Liberty, 9 Dec. 1873. Children: 

1 Mary Jane, b. 18 April 1820; m. 1843, Wm. W. Fogerty. 

2 William Henry, b. 10 Feb. 1822; was drowned 20 Sept. 1837. 

3 Edwin, b. 3 April 1824; d. 13 March 1826. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 22 April 1826; m. 1849, Simon T. Long; d. 11 May 

1852. 

5 Amelia H., b. 26 June 1829; d. 14 Jan. 1830. 

7 Rufus, b. 19 Aug. 1799; d. 13 June 1800. 

8 Edward, b. 13 April 1801 ; m, Margaret Wallis. 

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John Libby, born in Scarborough, 1758 ; married Catherine 
James, daughter of Capt. Patrick and Phebe James of Warren. 
He was a farmer, and cleared the farm now occupied by Mary V. 
(Libby) Starrett, 1-1-2-6-2-4-1, He lived there always until his 
death, 26 Dec. 1841. His wife died 22 March 1830. 

Children : 

1 William, b. 9 Jan. 1782; m. 4 Jan. 1810, Elizabeth, dau. of John and 

Elizabeth (McMel) Watts. He tvas a farmer in Union, where he 
died 24 April 1843, and his widow, 27 Feb. 1803. Children, all 
born in Union: 

1 Margaret, b. 29 Aug. 1811; m. 1835, John Lindley; d. Sept. 

1879, in Brooklyn, IST. Y. 

2 Catherine, b. 25 Dec. 1813; d. 26 Dec. 1833; unm. 

3 Ehza A., b. 29 Oct. 1816; m. Nathan M. Gleason; d. 17 May 

1876. 

4 Lucinda C, b. 3 Oct. 1818; m. Dec. 1842, Moses Hawes; d. 20 

Dec. 1870. 

2 Nancy, m. 1 June 1807, Joseph Copeland; d. 27 Aug. 1843. 

3 James, married Sarah Copeland. 

4 Alexander, b. 29 Nov. 1789; m. 15 June 1827, Catherine W., dau. of 

George and Isabel (Watts) Jameson. He lived and died on his 
father's homestead. The old house, nearly ninety years old, is 
now occupied by his daughter. He died 13 Aug. 1875. His wife 
died 17 Jan. 1847. Children: 

1 Mary Vose, b. 15 July 1828; m. 28 June 1879, Gilbert A. 

Starrett. 

2 Martha Ann, b. 22 April 1830; d. 14 June 1847. 

3 Catherine Louisa, b. 23 July 1832; d. 27 April 1862; unm. 

4 William Jones, b. 28 Feb. 1835 ; d. 18 April 1838. 

5 Margaret, m. Alexander Anderson; d. 18 Sept. 1850. 

6 Elizabeth, m. 4 Nov. 1816, Wm. Crane; d. 13 Sept. 1880. 

1-1-2-6-3 

Nathan Libby, born in Scarborough, 6 May 1761 ; married 
Elizabeth Lermond, daughter of Alexander and Mary (Hark- 
ness) Lermond of Warren. He grew up in Warren. Shortly 
after his marriage, he took up a farm in the northwest part of 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 211 

the town. On that farm he lived until his death, which took 
place 7 March 1837. His widow died 6 July 1844. The home- 
stead is now occupied by the families of his daughters, Esther 
and Hannah. 

His children were : 

1 Esther, b. 12 July 1787; m. 5 ISTov. 1805, Benj. Kellock; died 8 Mar. 

1832. 

2 Louis, b. 9 Sept. 1789; d. 16 Sept. 179-3. 

3 Barbara, b. 20 Jan. 1792; d. 26 Mar. 1794. 

4 Oliver, b. 18 Mar. 1794; m. 1st. 5 July 1821, Hannah, dau. of Robert 

and Lydia Matthews; (died 29 Dec. 1827) ; 2d, 5 Feb. 1829, Caro- 
line, dau. of Wm. and Mary (Dingley) Jackson. When he was 
married, he bought a farm in Waldoborough, but when health 
failed his wife, he returned to his father's. Upon his second 
marriage, he settled on land which he received from his wife's 
father, and there lived until old age. He died with one of his 
daughters, in Warren, 14 July 1875. His widow died 28 Jan. 1878. 
Children, all born in Warren ; by first wife : 

1 Lydia M., b. 1822; d. 4 Aug. 1847; unm. 

By second wife : 

2 Sewall, b. Oct. 1829; d. Oct. 1831. 

3 W. Watson, b. 30 Oct. 1831 ; d. 2 Feb. 1855 ; unm. 

4 Hannah, b. 8 Dec. 1833; m. 3 Oct. 1856, Benj. F. Milliken. 

5 Mary C, b. 7 Oct. 1836; unm. She lives in Nashua, IS". H. 

6 Esther A., b. 15 July 1838; m. David Cleudenin. 

7 Angelica J.,b. 2 Nov. 1841; m, 1st, John Kelly; 2d, Henry A. 

Spaulding. 

8 Melinda F., b. 27 Oct. 1844; m. 2 May 1867, in Pelham, IST. H., 

William H. Moulton. 

9 Nathan, 1 twins, b. ) has been in Lisane Asylum 16 yrs. 
10 Nathaniel, ) 11 May 1847; ) m. 18 July 1874, Harriet A., dau. of 

Jesse and Harriet N. (Young) Eobbins. He was a private in 
Co. K., 12th Maine. He afterward learned the carpenter's 
ti'ade in Lawrence, Mass., and the mason's trade in Presque 
Isle, Me. He died in Lowell, Mass., of consumption, 12 May 
1876. His widow lives in Melrose. Only child : 
1 Eosa Y., born in Aug., died in Dec, 1875. 

5 George, b. 22 Jan. 1796; d. 20 Aug. 1843; unm. He worked at farm- 

ing, in his father's sawmill, and on stone-work. 

6 Eosanna, b. 22 Feb. 1798; m. 28 March 1822, Alexander Young. 

7 Hannah, b. 25 July ISOl ; m. 13 Jan. 1825, James Stevens; died 9 

Sept. 1841. 

8 WilUam, b. 7 Oct. 1805; d. 10 Feb. 1830; unm. 

1-1-2-6-9 

David Libby, born in Warren, Me., 1778 ; married Susan 
Gay, daughter of Wellington Gay. He was a farmer, and 
always lived on his father's homestead. He also engaged to some 
extent in tanning. He died 8 Jan. 1847. His wife died 22 July 
1841. 

Children : 

1 Mary G., died in Fitchburgh, Mass.; unm. 

2 James, born 1807 ; m. 1839, Margaret P. Morse. He had the home- 

stead farm. He now lives in Fitchburgh. Child : 
1 Sarah L. 

3 Edward G., b. 14 Dec. 1819; m. Sarah Woodcock. 



212 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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Isaac Libbt, born in Warren, Me., 1780 ; married Eleanor 
Gay, daugliter of Wellington and Susan (Thomas) Gay of Friend- 
shiiD. He always lived in his native town, and died there 28 April 
1833. His widow died 13 March 1874. 

Children, all born in Warren : 

1 Anthony, b. 9 Nov. 1815; m. Loviisa Robhison and Mary C. Wyllie. 

2 Ebenezer G., b. 1819; m. 1846, Harriet A., dau. of Capt. Wm. and 

Lvicy (Wyllie) Hall. She died 24 Nov. 1852. He removed to Cal- 
ifornia, where he married again, and died in 1874, leaving three 
children. 

3 Ellen G., b. 6 Oct. 1827; m. 13 Nov. 1849, Wm. K. Cutting; d. 24 

Sept. 1862. 

1-1-3-4-1 

Richard Hunkewell Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 Dec. 
1756 ; married Esther Hanscom, 9-5-6-4. He was a farmer, and 
lived and died on his father's homestead farm. He was a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, and afterward a pensioner. He died 27 March 
1820. His wife died 1 July 1814. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Ehoda, b. 1 June 1784; m. 28 Jan. 1806, Samuel Haines; d. 13 Sept. 

1815. 

2 Daniel, b. 1 March 1786 ; m. Abigail Hanscom. 

3 Hannah, b. 19 Aug. 1794; d. 28 Jan. 1814; unm. 

4 Susannah, b. 25 Aug. 1797; d. 3 Nov. 1821; unm. 

5 Anna, b. 30 March 1799; d. 27 April 1823. 

6 Jonathan, b. 31 Aug. 1801 ; d. 22 April 1824; unm. 

7 Lydia, b. 4 Oct. 1803 ; m. 4 Nov. 1824, Peter Elder of Windham. 

8 Abigail, died 16 July 1826; unm. 

1-1-3-5-6 

Edward Skillin Libby, born in Scarborough, 1771 ; married, 
12 Dec. 1793, Sarah Dunn, daughter of Samuel and (John- 
son) Dunn of Westbrook. 

At the age of 13 he went to sea with James Deering of Port- 
land. He followed the sea ever afterward, but never sailed in 
any other man's vessel, and rose to be mate. He was in Havana 
when his youngest child was born, 12 Sept. 1804 ; sailed two days 
later, and died of yellow fever ten days out. At the time of his 
marriage he and his wife's brother, Enoch Dunn, a bachelor, 
bought a farm in Gray, and there all his children were born. 
After his death his widow married John Smith. She died at the 
age of 83. 

Children : 

1 Samuel, died at the age of 20i years. He was in the war of 1812. 

2 Sarah, died at the age of about 20 years ; unm. 

3 Silas, b. 12 Sept. 1804; m. in New York City, Mary Elizabeth, dau. 

of Andrew Cox. He kept a hotel in New York some time. For 
many years he has been a farmer in Dover, N. H. He and his 
wife parted, and she married second, Stephen Van Austin of 
New York. Children: 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 213 



1 Edward, died aged 4 years, in Gray, Me. 

2 Mary, died aged 3 years, in ISTew York. 

3 daughter, died aged 18 montlis. 



1-1-3-8-2 

Jonathan Libbt, born in Gorham, Me., 9 Oct. 1772 ; married 
first, Maey Stevens of Windham ; second, Abigail Jokdan, 
daughter of Isaac Jordan of Raymond. He was always a farmer, 
The latter portion of his life was S2:)ent in Staudish, on the farms 
now owned by Curtis Shaw and Wm. Wescott. He died on 
that now owned by the latter, in January, 1848. His second wife 
died about 1845. 

Children, by first wife, born in Standish : 

1 Joab, born 24 April 1793 ; married Jane Marwick and Sarah Libby, 

10-5-4-2-3-1. 

2 Daniel, b. 7 March 1800; m. 4 March 1845, Eunice F., dan. of Elijah 

and Mary (Thomson) Cook of Casco. He died in Windham, 15 
Jtme 1854. His widow married, 25 Jan. 1856, Levi Varney of 
Winslow, and died tliere 5 Nov. 1868. Children : 

1 James C, b. 4 Feb. 1847, in Gorham; m. 9 May 1871, Sarah E,, 
dau. of Solomon and Harriet G. (Parsons) Bolster of Easton, Me., 
where he now lives. Children: 

1 Fred E., b. 12 Feb. 1872, in Port Fairfield. 

2 Myrtie J., b. 24 July 1874, in Fort Fairfield. 

3 Lyle E., b. 3 Aug. 1877, in Fort Fairfield. 

2 Lavina A., b. 2 April 1851, in Windham; m. 5 Feb. 1871, David 

Bolster, brother of Sarah. 

3 Mary, m. 4 June 1820, Jacob Morton of Standish. 

4 Kichard, died at the age of four years. 

By second wife, born in Gorham : 

5 Thomas, died June, 1876, in Casco; unm. His life was spent log- 

ging and in sawmills. 

6 Susan, m. Bradley Cram of Gorham. 

7 Margaret, m. 1st, James Gates ; 2d, David Frost. 

8 Jane, b. 4 July 1816; m. James Staples. 

9 Abigail, ) twins, born ) m. Chas. Diugley. 
10 Ann Kebecca, ) 4 June 1823 ; ( m. Andrew R. Gay. 

1-1-3-9-1 

Alexander Libbt, born in Scarborough, 6 Aug. 1778 ; mar- 
ried, 6 Aug. 1800, Elizabeth Libby, 1-4-1-6-5. He and his 
brother Allison removed to Pownal and settled on adjoining- 
lands. The farm which Alexander cleared is now owmed by Wm. 
Tucker. On it he spent his life, and there died, 1 March 1849. 
His wife died 18 April 1847. He married second, Harriet Casely, 
who married, after his death, Benj. Fogg. 

Children : 

1 Almira, b. 21 May 1802 ; ra. Sewall Brown. 

2 Joseph, b. 29 Nov. 1804; m. Abigail Libby, 1-1-2-2-6-7, and Maria 

Jones. 

3 Hannah, b. .30 May 1812; m. Reuben Sawyer. 

4 Dennis, b. 21 Jan. 1816; m. Susan Libby, 1-4-1-6-3-10. 



214 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AIMERICA. 

1-1-3-9-2 

Allison" Libby, born in Scarborough, 24 Oct. 1781 ; married 

30 Aug. 1806, Lucy Libby, 10-2-4-2-9. He removed to Pownal 
and cleared the farm on which he ever afterward lived. He was 
several years a selectman of that town. His wife died 28 Feb. 
1840, and, 14 Oct. 1840, he married her sister Hannah. He died 

31 Oct. 1852. His widow died in Yarmouth, about 1865. 

Children, all born in Pownal : 

1 Fanny, b. 15 Dec. 1806 ; m. 11 Jan. 1827, Zenas Berry. 

2 Emily, b. 31 Aug. 1808; m. 19 Jan. 1832, Kicbard Knights. 

3 Mary Ann, b. 4 Feb. 1810; m. 30 Nov. 1830, Sewall Jones. 

4 Darius, b. 4 Jan. 1812; m. 18 Jan. ]838, Lucinda Libby, 1-1-3-9-7-2. 

He lived on his father's homestead, and died there, 15 Oct. 1863. 
His widow and third child still occupy the same. Children: 

1 Georgie Anna, b. 23 Jan. 1843; m. 1st, Freeman J. Knight; 2d, 

Charles H. Moulton; 3d, James S. Thomas. 

2 Edwin, b. 17 July 1844; d. 18 Dec. 1862. 

3 Lendall Augustus, b. IG Feb. 1847; m. 1 April 1876, Carrie, dau. 

of Tristram and Mary Ann (Kimball) Woodman of Gorham. 
He was a private in Co. C, 31st Maine Infantry. Children: 

1 Eva May, b. 31 July 1877. 

2 Jennie, b. 8 May 1880. 

4 Francis Warren, b. 1 Jan. 1851; m. Catherine Haskell. Only 

child: 
1 James A., bom 1874. 

5 Lucy, b. 3 March 1814; m. 29 April 1834, as second wife, Zenas 

Berry of Buxton. 

6 Mehitable, b. 23 Jan. 1816; m. Demas Libby, 10-5-4-16-4. 



1-1-3-9-3 

Joab Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 April 1783 ; married, 
1806, Sarah Jones, daughter of Hannah (Libby) Jones, 10-5-4-9. 
He followed his older brothers to Pownal and settled on the farm 
now occupied by Stephen Larrabee. He owned a coaster, and 
during some portions of the year, used to make voyages to Boston. 
7 Oct. 1827, while tacking in Plymouth harbor, just inside Gurnet 
Light, he was knocked overboard by the boom of his vessel and 
drowned. His widow married, 24 Jan. 1841, Charles H. Tyler, 
and died 30 March 1872. 

Children, all born in Pownal : 

1 Miriam, b. 26 Jan. 1809; d. 26 Nov. 1811. 

2 John, b. 7 Sept. 1811; d. June 1829. 

3 Cyrus Jones, b. 8 Nov. 1813; m. Delinsa Douglass. 

4 Jane, b. 4 Sept. 1815; d. 7 Aug. 1818. 

5 Sarah Ann, b. 19 Aug. 1817 ; m. Levi Libby, 1-1-3-9-9-3. 

6 George Washington, b. 23 Nov. 1819; m. Sarah J. Thrasher. 

7 WiUiam Jones, b. 31 March 1822; m. 29 May 1845, Mary Ann Libby, 

1-1-3-9-9-2. He was a sailor and then a farmer. After his mar- 
riage he lived in Levant, Cape Elizabeth, and Pownal, in which 
latter place he died, 26 April 1864. His widow married, 1866, 
Darius Palmer. Only child: 
1 , died at birth. 

8 Harriet, b. 29 Aug. 1824; d. 17 Dec. 1832. 

9 Miriam Jane, b. 10 Aug. 1827; died in July 1848; unm. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 215 

l-1.3-9_4 

Abraham Libby, born in Scarborough, 1 July 1785 ; married 
first, Eunice Tyler, daughter of Ehoda (Libby) Tyler, 1-1-6-4-2 ; 
(died 5 Nov. 1831) ; second, 8 March 1832, Mary Brown of 
Yarmouth. He removed to Pownal before his marriage, and 
cleared the farm now occupied by Wni. Tufts. He lived there 
until his death, 12 Oct. 1860. His widow died 6 June 1872. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Zebulon, b. 1 Dec. 1813; d. 4 Feb. 1835; unm. He was burnt to 

death in a logging camp in tlie eastern woods. 

2 David Tyler, b. 31 Oct. 1815; m. Hannah L. True. 

3 Phineas, b. 1 May 1817 ; m. Mary A. Waldrou and Nancy A. Noyes. 

4 Alfred Cotton, b. 22 Dec. 1818; m. 18 Sept. 1848, Elizabeth Libby, 

dan. of Almira (Libby) Brown, 1-1-3-9-1-1. He went to sea at 16, 
and at length rose to be captain. One year after his marriage 
he quit the sea, and has since been an operative in the Biddeford 
cotton mills. Children: 

1 Abby Cora, b. 4 May 1851, in Falmouth ; d. 21 March 1854. 

2 Charles Alfred, b. 25 March 1854; m. 1st, 29 Jan. 1873, Jennie 

O., dau. of Calvin and Mary (Lord) Bennett of Alfred; (died 
5 Jan. 1877); 2d, 10 April 1878, Emma F., dau. of Shapleigh 
Smith of Biddeford. She died 14 July 1879. Only child: 
1 Myra Cora, b. 10 Jan. 1874. 

Adopted child : 

a Elizabeth Etta (Libby), b. 28 May 1859; m. Aug. 1879, Wm. 
McCorrison of Saco. 

5 Cyrus, b. 23 Oct. 1821; m. 10 Dec. 1848, Julia P., dau. of James and 

Lydia (Estes) Goddard of Pownal. In 1845 he bought a farm, on 
which he has ever since resided. He has been a selectman of 
Pownal several years. No children. 

6 Charles, b. 19 Feb. 1823; m. 1st, 10 Aug. 1845, Lucy Ann Doan of 

Durham; (died 28 March 1850); 2d, 5 Jan. 1851, Hannah E., dau. 
of Stephen and Sally (Doan) Davis. She died 18 April 1852. He 
was a wheelwright in North Pownal. During the gold fever he 
went to California, but died before reaching the diggings, 13 
Aug. 1852. Children, by first wife : 

1 Leroy Woodbury, b. 25 Jan. 1847; m. ,30 May 1871, Abbie E., 

dau. of Frederick and Mary (Parcher) Manson of Rockland. 
He was brought up by his uncle Cyrus. He is a dealer in 
agricultural implements in Marysville, Kansas. Children, 
all born there : 

1 Lendal Cyrus, b. 7 May 1872. 

2 Mary Alice, b. 19 March 1874. 

3 Herbert Manson, b. 16 Sept. 1875. 

4 Walter Woodbury, b. 10 Feb. 1877. 

5 Ethel Lucy, b. 29 Nov. 1878. 

6 Edith Estelle, b. 17 May 1S80. 

2 Lendall Eugene, b. Dec. 1849; d. 9 May 1850. 

By second wife : 

3 Oscar, b. Jan. 1852; d. 3 June 1852. 

7 Abraham, b. 29 Sept. 1824; m. 5 April 1849, Lavinia A., daughter of 

Benjamin M. and Ruth (Ray) Lane of G-reene. He served four 
and one-half years in the late war. He now lives in Auburn. 
Children: 

1 Luena A., b. 10 Jan. 1850, in Durham; m. 8 Feb. 1866, George 

O. Newton. 

2 Eunice T., b. 1 July 1852, in Auburn; m. July 1870, Frank J. 

Shaw. 



216 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

3 Inez O., b. 17 April 1855; unm. 

4 Llewellyn D., b. 11 Jan. 1857; unm. 

5 Charles J., b. 27 Dec. 1858; m. Susan Ella Snow. CMld: 

1 Charles H., b. 30 May 1877, in Auburn. 

6 Elmer E., b. 9 July 1861. 

8 Ehoda, b. 30 Jan. 1826 ; m. 4 May 1848, Kichard F. Lombard. 

9 True Page, b. 20 Dec. 1827; d. 12 Aug. 1852; unm. 

10 Artemisia, b. 8 Sept. 1829; m. 21 Sept. 1848, Seth D. Estes. 

11 Eunice, b. 14 Sept. 1831 ; m. 2 Dec. 1849, Otis C. Jones. 

By second wife : 

12 George Furguson, b. 14 Dec. 1832; m. 1st, 1 Jan. 1854, Cynthia, 

dau. of Jacob Cotton; (divorced and married Tristram Harris of 
Portland, Oregon); 2d, 30 March 1873, Sophia W., dau. of Chris- 
topher and Lydia (Pitcher) Miller of Waldoborough. He has 
worked at shoemaking, harness-making, and carpentering, but 
chiefly at farming. He has lived in many places in Maine and 
Massachusetts, and one summer in Michigan. He now lives in 
Deeriug, Me. Children, by 1st wife : 

1 Anson Ganselo, b. 11 Jan. 1856, in Pownal; unm. He lives in 

Falmouth, Me. 

2 Cincanetta Gertrude, b. 6 Nov. 1857; unm. 

By second wife : 

3 Lewis Colby, b. 4 Nov. 1873, in Milton, Mass. 

4 George Levonzo, b. 31 July 1876, in Falmouth, Me. 

5 Elgia Merton, b. 11 April 1879, in J'almouth. 

13 Freeman, b. 14 June 1836; m. 24 Sept. 1854, Fannie P., dau. of Jacob 

and Ruth (Bailey) Cotton. He has been a farmer, carpenter, and 
photographer. He now lives in Portland. Children, born in 
Pownal : 

1 Leonard Freeman, b. 26 Nov. 1857; m. 29 Oct. 1879, Nellie G., 

dau. of Levi and Mary (Haskell) McAllister of Franklin. He 
is a photographer. 

2 Christina Lillian, b. 11 May 1860; m. 27 Feb. 1879, Josiah Her- 

bert Stevens. 

1-1-3-9-7 

John Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 Nov. 1791 ; married first, 
8 April 1812, Mieiam Libby, 11-7-2-4-3; (died 16 Dec. 1818) ; 
second, April 1820, Abigail Grace of Scarborough ; third, 
Martha Moses, daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Coolbroth) Moses 
of Scarborough. 

He settled on a farm in Pow^nal, directly opposite that on which 
his father afterward lived, and there resided until his second mar- 
riage. From that time until his death, he was in the trucking 
business in Portland. He died in June, 1842. His widow out- 
lived him some years. 

Children, by first wife, born in Pownal : 

1 Matthias, b. 1813; d. in Portland, Nov. 1862; unm. He went with 

his father to Portland, and, like him, was a truckman. 

2 Lucinda, b. 17 Dec. 1816; was brought up by her mother's mother; 

ni. Darius Libby, 1-1-3-9-2-4. 

3 Storer, b. 18 Nov. 1818; m. 1st, 7 April 1846, Nancy B., dau. of 

Josiah and Sally (Blake) Stevens of Westbrook; (died 18 March 
1854) ; second, 10 Oct. 1861, Mary H., dau. of Stephen and Eebecca 
(Hamlin) Larry of Gorham. He was brought up by his father's 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 217 

motlier. When lie married he bought part of his wife's father's 
farm, aucl there lived until 1870. He then sold it to the City of 
Portland, to be annexed to Evergreen Cemetery, and bought a 
small place at Morrill's Corner, Deeriug, where he has since 
resided. Children, by first wife : 

1 Franklin Storer, b. 28 April 1848; unm. He is a streetcar- 

driver. 

2 Oscar Fremont, b. 26 Feb. 1850; d. 10 Aug. 1867. 

3 Nancy Buckley, born 15 Dec. 1853; m. Fred Melville Libby, 

10-5-4-1-2-7-1. 

By second wife : 

4 Oscar Fremont, b. 23 July 1868. 

By second wife : 

4 Harriet, never married. She was a dressmaker in Portland many 

years. In 1876 she removed to California and there died. 

5 John, never married. He was drowned by the upsetting of a small 

boat at Little Chebeague Island, 11 Aug. 1846. 

6 Hannah, died in childhood. 

By third wife : 

7 Edmund Page, b. 8 March 1830; m. 3 July 1852, Lucy E., dau. of 

Moses and Anne (Brackett) Winslow of Deering. He was a coop- 
er in Portland. He died on a West India voyage, taken for his 
health. His widow still lives in Portland. Children : 

1 Augustus Sanborn, b. 19 May 1854; m. 19 Aug. 1875, Florence 

M., dau. of Thomas R. and Sarah S. (Whitcomb) Lovejoy. 
He is shipping clerk with Deering, Milfiken & Co., Portland. 
Children : 

1 Florence Lilian, b. 9 March 1878; d. 16 April 1879. 

2 Edna Whitcomb, b. 22 June 1880. 

2 Sarah B., b. 7 Jan. 1856; d. 26 April 1869. 

3 Moses W., b. 21 Oct. 1859; unm. 

8 Abigail, b. 25 March 1833; m. David Libby, 10-4-1-6-2-3. 

1-1-3-9-9 

JosiAH LiBBT, born in Scarborough, 10 Dec. 1795; married 
first, 28 Oct. 1817, Abigail Moody, daughter of John and Mercy 
(Foss) Moody; (died 2 Jan. 1842); second, 20 July 1842, Mary 
(Palmer) Shackpord, daughter of Elizabeth Lidden (Libby) 
Palmer, 1-1-3-5-4. He was a farmer, first in Scarborough and 
then in Cape Elizabeth, and died in the latter place, 15 May 1847. 
His widow still survives. 

Children, all born in Scarborough ; by first wife : 

1 Jane, b. 11 Jan. 1818; m. Mark Libby, 10-5-3-5-8. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 11 Jan. 1820; m. William Jones Libby, 1-1-3-9-3-7, and 

Darius Palmer. 
8 Levi, b. 11 Nov. 1823; m. 3 July 1842, Sarah Ann Libby, 1-1-3-9-3-5. 
He is a farmer, and lives on his father's homestead in Cape Eliza- 
beth. Children: 

1 William Jones, b. 24 Oct. 1842; d. 19 July 1858. 

2 Sumner Cummings, b. 18 Nov. 1844; d. 30 Dec. 1864, in Salis- 

bury Prison. He was a private in Co. C, 12th Me. Inf. 

3 Levi, b. 1 Dec. 1846 ; unm. 

4 Charles Nelson, b. 15 June 1849; d. 27 Oct. 1879; unm. 

5 Mary Ellen, b. 30 May 1852; d. 7 Nov. 1854. 

6 Frederick Elwood, b. 18 Oct. 1855; unm. 

7 Almon Wesley, b. 18 Aug. 1859; unm. 

4 Miriam, b. 29 March 1827; m. 1 Sept. 1842, Charles E. Cash. 

5 Olive, b. 25 Aug. 1830; d. 2 Sept. 1832. 



218 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

By second wife : 

6 Abbie, b. 1 Jan. 1843; m. 1 Jan. 1863, Geo. Sbackford. 

7 Joseph, b, 10 May 1846; d. 1848. 

1-1-3-9-10 

Hanson Libby, born in Scarborough, 21 Dec. 1797 ; married, 
9 July 1820, Lydia Lake, daughter ot Eleazer and Mercy Lake. 
He went with his father to Pownal. After his marriage, he lived 
a short time in the then recently vacated hoiise of his brother 
John, and soon after settled on a part of the farm of his wife's 
father. There he died, 14 Feb. 18G9, and his widow and son still 
live. 

Children : 

1 Sarah, b. 7 Sept. 1820; m. Henry Merritt. 

2 Mercy, b. 31 Aug. 1821 ; m. Aaron Libby, 10-5-4-10-7. 

3 Mary, died aged 2|- years. 

4 Mary, b. 23 Sept. 1826; m. 29 Oct. 1854, Joseph Kandall. " 

5 Hanson, b. 2 Nov. 1829; m. 23 Dec. 1851, Mary Susan, dau. of John 

and Hannali (Getchell) Sawyer of Durham. He settled on his 
father's homestead, a few years after his marriage, and still lives 
there. Children : 

1 Lois Marietta, b. 13 May 18.53; unm. 

2 James, b. 25 June 1855 ; m. Nellie, dau. of Charles and Mary 

Ann (Rogers) Eice. He is a farmer in Durham. No children. 

3 Albert, b. 21 Oct. 1861. 

4 Henry Scott, b. 29 April 1863. 

5 Frederick, b. 3 Feb. 1865. 



1-1-5-9-8 

John Libby, born in Scarborough, 9 Nov. 1798 ; married, 26 
Nov. 1834, Sarah Wateehouse, daughter of John and Mehita^ 
ble (Harmon) Waterhouse. He is a farmer. He settled at Duns- 
tan Landing, in his native town. In 1860-1, he served as repre- 
sentative to the state legislature. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 2 April 1835; m. 2 May 1845, Albus E. Fickett of Cape 

Elizabeth. 

2 Albert, b. 26 May 1841 ; m. May, 1875, Catherine, dau. of Cyrus and 

Elizabeth Ann (Newcomb) Harmon. He was a railroad employee. 
He died 19 April 1877. Only child: 
1 Ethel Elbertha, b. 4 Jan 1877; d. 23 Oct. 1881. 

3 George Henry, b. 1 Feb. 1849; unm. 



1-1-6-4-6 

Capt. Cyrus Libby, born in Scarborough, 15 Oct. 1778 ; mar- 
ried, 23 Dec. 1800, Lois Libby, 5-7-14-2. 

He went to sea while yet a boy, and rose rapidly to the com- 
mand of a ship. He was in the East India trade until the war of 
1812. In the course of that war he commanded the Juno, a pri- 
vateer, and the Leo, under a letter of marque. After the war he 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 219 

was engaged in the Euroi^ean trade, and contimied, with some in- 
termissions, until the year before his death. He repi-esented Scar- 
borough in the first legislature of Maine, 1820, and afterward, in 
1832. He was four years a selectman of the town. He died 18 
Aug. 1838. His widow died in Portland, 22 April 1866. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Phhieas, b. 30 Sept. 1801 ; m. Lucinda Harmon. 

2 Cyrus, b. 13 Sept. 1804; unm. He followed the sea from boyhood. 

He rose to be captam, and sailed to most all the principal ports 
of the commercial world. He is now a school-teacher in Victo- 
I'ia, Australia. 

3 Drusilla, b. 9 March 1809; d. 10 Oct. 1829; unm. 

4 Foxwell Cutts, b. 24 Kov. 181 1 ; d. 9 Jan. 1842, in New Orleans ; unm. 

5 Dorville, b. 7 Feb. 1814; m. Harriet A. Cole, Mary Ellen Whitney, 

and Vesta Snell. 

6 Lydia, b. 13 Jan. 1817; m. 30 Nov. 1838, Phineas Foss, a son of 

Ehzabeth (Libby) Foss, 1-1-6-4-5. 

7 Josiah, b. 26 March 1821 ; m. 8 Oct. 1851, Rachel, dau. of Garry and 

Ellena (Wliite) Wells of Three Mile Bay, N. Y. He lived at home 
until the building of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad was 
begun, and then became a contiactor on that road. He ever 
afterward followed the same business, in many places. He died 
in Three Mile Bay, where he had married, 22 March 1854. His 
widow married Elijah Green. Only child: 
1 Lydia, b. 9 Oct. 1852; m. 8 Oct. 1873, David F. Barber. 

8 Elizabeth, b. 26 Jan. 1823; m. 17 Nov. 1848, Samuel Brackett. 

9 Susan Caroline, b. 19 Oct. 1825; m. 25 Feb. 1844, Thomas C. Elwell 

of Buxton. 



1-1-6-4-7 

Daniel Libby, born in Scarborough, 20 Jan. 1780 ; married, 31 
July 1806, Rebecca Libby, 10-2-1-5-2. He was a farmer. He 
lived on many farms in Scarborough, and finally, the year before 
his death, which occurred 24 Nov. 1846, moved into the house in 
which his widow afterward died, 7 Nov. 1864, and his daughters 
still live. 

Children : 

1 Eunio. b 13 Jan. 1808; unm. 

2 Lois, ' -5 Dec. 1810; unm. 

3 Caleb, b. 1 March 1812; m. 13 Jan. 1832, Nancy, dau. of Parker and 

Sally (Clough) Morgan of Eppingham, N. H. He was a farmer. 
He lived in Eppingham, after his marriage, until 1841. He then 
ii oved to Westbrook, and thence, three years later, to Scarbo- 
rc ugh, where he settled on part of the homestead of his mother's 
f;i her. His wife died 3 June 1854. 17 Dec. 1863, he married 
Mrs. Martha Lord, and died 12 Feb. 1865. His widow married, 
24 Sept. 1867, Warren Knight. Children: 

1 Edwin Augustus, b. 22 Oct. 1832; m. April, 1858, Eliza Jane 

Gross of Brunswick. When he was married he moved to Saco 
where his wife died, 7 Aug. 1859. He then went to Burling- 
ton, Mass., and from that place enlisted in a Massachusetts 
volunteer regiment. He served about a year and died 27 June 
1864, in Nashville, Tenn. Only child: 
1 Edwin, born 7 Aug., died 19 Sept., 1859. 

2 Susan Elizabeth, b. 9 Aug. 1834; m. Obadiah Sawyer. 

3 Daniel, b. 20 June 1836; d. 18 Nov. 1864; unm. 



220 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 George Washington, b. 16 July 1888; m. 1st, Mary Welch; 2d, 

30 Sept. 1878, Mary J. (Duke) Perkins. He lives at Blue 
Point, Scarborough. No children. 

5 Sarah Jane, b. 31 May 1840; m. 29 Dec. 1863, Stephen G. Ham. 

6 Mary Ann, b. 29 March 1842; d. May 1864, in the Insane Asy- 

lum, Augusta, Me. 

7 Henry, b. 18 Nov. 1845; unm. 

8 Joseph Kingsbury, b. 18 July 1848 ; unm. He left home in Oc- 

tober, 1869, and has not since been heard from. 

1-1-6-5-3 

JosiAH LiBBT, born in Scarborough ; married, 21 July 1814, 
Abigail Thojies. He lived on his father's homestead, and died 
29 April 1857. His widow died in Portland, 21 Oct. 18G3. 

Children : 

1 Phineas, b. 11 Nov. 1814; m. 19 Feb. 1854, Susan, dau. of Mary Ann 

(Moody) Plummer, 5-7-10-6-4. He lived on his father's homestead, 
and died 5 April 1863. His widow married in Cape Elizabeth, 
22 Oct. 1863, James N. Lyons. Children: 

1 Samuel Jones, b. 12 April 1854; m. Sadie Sweeton of Scar- 

borough. No children. 

2 Eliza Plummer, b. 5 Feb. 1856; died aged 14. 

3 William Plummer, b. 9 April 1857 ; unm. 

4 Alice Alberta, b. 29 Nov. 1859; m. 22 Aug. 1879, Frank B. King. 

5 Ferdinand Phineas, b. 12 Dec. 1861. 

2 Mary. b. 2 Dec. 1816; d. 2 Jan. 1822. 

3 Miranda, b. 31 Jan. 1821 ; m. 7 Feb. 1850, Wm. H. Bragdon. 

4 Alexine, b. 8 Nov. 1823; m. Ezra Bradbury of Kittery. 

5 Isabella Abigail, b. 15 March 1826; m. 15 Sept. 1842, Frederick B. 

Hurlbert; d. 10 Oct. 1846. 

6 , died 6 Sept. 1832. 

1-2-1-1-1 

James Libby, born in Nottingham, N. H., Jan. 1765 ; man-ied, 
Nancy Ckockett, daughter of David and Sally (Thompson) 
Crockett of Ossipee, N. H. 

He lived on liis father's homestead in Nottingham until the 
winter of 1799-1800. He then sold to Jonathan Cilley, Esq., and 
removed to Parsonsfield, Me., where he settled on the farm now 
owned by John and Marston Ames. His house was near the 
pond. In 1816 he sold this and during the rest of his life 
rented a farm further north in the same town, where he died, 18 
April 1828. His widow died 19 Feb. 1831. They were both 
buried on the farm now owned by Charles Hobbs. 

Children, born in Nottingham : 

1 Joseph, b. 19 Nov. 1787; m. Sally Pease. 

2 William, m. 16 May 1824, in Westbrook, Me., Mary Tate. He was 

a farmer and lived on many farms in Westbi'ook, where he died 
in March 1854, having outlived his wife about 14 years. No chil- 
di-en. 

3 Andrew, b. 27 Dec. 1792; m. Elizabeth Lakeman. 

4 Ham, b. Nov. 1795 ; m. Sarah Batchelder. 

5 Sally, married Joseph Stevens of Parsonsfield. 



THK SIXTH GENERATION. 221 

Born in Parsonsfield : 

6 John, b. 1800; m. Mary Ann Carter. 

7 David, died aged seven years. 

8 Alvah, b. 6 ISTov. 1805; m. Eunice B. Stewart. 

9 Martha Crockett, b. 4 April 1809; unm. She has always lived in 

Parsonsfield. 



1-2-1-2-7 

Enoch Libbt, born in Dover, N. H, ; married, 22 Jvlj 1821, in 
Dover, Martha Parsley of Strafford, N. H. They went from 
Dover to Strafford, and living there a short time, returned to 
Dover. He died before his wife, whose death took j^lace in 1852. 

Children : 

1 Benjamin F., is in the post-office at Clinton, N". T. 

2 James W., died soon after they left Strafford. 

3 Elizabeth H., b. 1832; lives at Great Falls, N, H. ; unm. 

1-2-1-3-3 

Joshua Libbt, born in Dover, N. H., 22 May 1773; married, 
1797, Susannah Kenniston, of New Market, N. H. 

He learned the shoemaker's trade at first, but the work did not 
suit him, and his^uncle Joseph Libby j^ersuaded him to go onto 
his farm in Barrington, now Strafford, N. H. He married Susan- 
nah Kenniston, who had lived in his uncle's family from girlhood ; 
and lived with his uncle until his death. He was to have had the 
homestead, but a stronger claim upon it a^^peared, and he was 
obliged to move onto a small jjiece of land which he happened to 
own. He died in the same town, in the spring of 1834. His 
widow died in Lawrence, Mass., 10 Dec. 1871. 

Children, all born in Barrington, now Strafford : 

1 Ira, b. 4 Mar. 1798; m. Betsey Daniels. 

2 Joseph, b. 29 Mar. 1800. He went to Virginia when a young man. 

He wrote home that he had found work for a certain period, and 
that when his time was out, he would make a visit home. That 
was the last that was ever heard of him. 

3 James, b. July 1802; died about 1826, in New York City; unm. 

4 Lydia D., b. 26 June 1804; m. May, 1825, Dea. Ira Caverly; d. Aug. 

1839, in Lowell, Mass. 

5 Olive O., b. 5 April 1806; m. 1829, Samuel Daniels. 

6 Eliza Randall, b. 1808; d. 1811. 

7 Susan, b. 14 July 1810; m. 1835, Nathaniel Kimball. 

8 Joshua, b. 2 Nov. 1812. He is a farmer in his native town. He 

has been twice married, but has no children. 

9 Eliza, b. 21 May 1815; m. Samuel Cushing of Tamworth, N. H. 

10 John Osborn, b. 22 March 1820; m. 22 Oct. 1843, in Lowell, Mass., 
Jane Gray, dau. of Elisha and Sarah H. (Leonard ) Morton of Buck- 
field, Me. He learned the carpenter's trade in Lowell, and after- 
ward worked as a journeyman in Lowell, Chelsea, and BrookUne. 
In 1854 he went into business himself, in Brookline, and contin- 
ued it until his death, 13 May 1865. His widow and family still 
live in Brookline. Children : 

1 Adelaide Augusta, b. 5 Feb. 1845, in Chelsea; m. 13 June 1868, 
James Sinclair. 



222 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 John Henry, b. 8 Feb. 1847, in Brookline ; unm. He is a clerk 

in the paper and twine business in Boston. 

3 Franklin, b. 11 Feb. 1854; unm. He is a clerk in a railway 

ticket office in Boston. 

4 Leonard Morton, b. 27 Dec. 1861. He graduated from the 

Brookline High School in 1878, and is now in a cutlery store 
in Boston. 
11 Hollis, b. 15 March 1823; d. 18 Jan. 1857, in Lowell, Mass. ; unm. 



1-2-3-1-2 

Luke Libbt, born in Portsmouth, N. H., 22 Aug. 1756 ; mar- 
ried Nancy Crocker of Exeter, IST. H. 

He went to Exeter to live when a small boy. He served seven 
and one-half years in the Revolution, fourteen months of which 
time he was a prisoner in England. When he was married, he 
removed to Landaff, N. H., whence in 1800 he removed to War- 
ren, where he was a farmer until old age. He married, as second 
wife, the widow Goodwin, and died in Piermont, N. H., 8 Jan. 
1844. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 George, b. 22 Aug. 1792; m. Sally Abbott. 

2 Nathaniel P., b. 2 March 1795; m. Nancy Abbott. 

3 John W., b. 19 June 1797; m. Betsey Merrill. 

4 Stephen, b. 20 Oct. 1799; m. Margaret, dan. of Ichabod and Han- 

nah (Chesley) Watson. He settled in Pittsfield, N. H., soon after 
his marriage and was twelve years watchman in the mills there. 
He died in Northfield, Vt., on a visit, 3 Feb. 1849. His wife kept 
boarders for thirty years, and died 11 Feb. 1861. Children: 

1 Watson P., b. 24 June 1823, in Vermont; d. Oct. 1855, in Hli- 

nois; unm. 

2 Lovey W., b. 6 Aug. 1828, in Vermont; m. 1st, Isaac S. Twam- 

bly; 2d, Harris W. Niles; d. May, 1870. 

3 Mary J., b. 12 April 1835, in Pittsfield; m. 1st, 14 July 1855, 

Seth Hayes ; 2d, Charles Eastman. 

5 Ezra Bartlett, b. 24 Oct. 1801; m. 1st, Mary Gibbin Haman; 2d, Eva 

K. (Sindier) Cummings. 

6 Anna P., b. 26 Feb. 1804; d. 21 Jan. 1816. 

7 Jonathan M., b. 8 March 1806; d. 7 Dec. 1815. 

8 Obadiah C, b. 15 Dec, 1807; was a laborer; died in Pelham, Mass. 

l_4.1-4-l 

Arthur Libby, born in Scarborough, 28 Feb. 1760 ; married 
Mary Allen, daughter of Isaac and Dolly (Leighton) Allen of 
Falmouth. 

He moved from Gray to Falmouth before his marriage. He 
lived several years on the farm afterward owned by Hiram Emery. 
He then sold and settled in Windham, on the farm now occupied 
by the widow of Samuel Libby, 1-4-1-4-1-3-1. The original house, 
built in the fall of 1802, is still standing. He died in June, 1835, 
and his widow in March, 1846. 

Children, born in Falmouth :, 

1 William, b. 6 Dec. 1780; m. Hannah Gould. 

2 Abigail, b. 27 July 1789; m. John Cummings. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 223 

3 Gideon, b. 2 Dec. 1791 ; m. Jane Prince. 

4 Isaac, b. 1 April 1794 ; ni. Sally Humphrey. 

5 Asa, b. 15 June 1797 ; m. Rachel Coombs. 

6 Peter, b. 1 March 1800; m, Ann Knight. 

Born in Windham : 

7 James, b. 15 June 1803 ; unm. He has always been a farmer in his 

native town. 

8 Martha, b. 2 Jime 1805 ; m. Samuel Frank of Gray. 

9 Betsey, b. 24 Dec. 1808 ; died aged eight years. 
10 Lewis, b. 20 Oct. 1811; m. Eliza Knight. 



1-4-1-4-2 

Joel Libby, born in Scarborough, 9 Nov. 1762 ; married Me- 
HiTABLE Nash, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Andrews) Nash 
of Gray. He was a farmer and mechanic, and lived about one 
mile from his father's on the road from Gray Corner to West 
Gray. He was stung to death by bees, 5 July 1820. His widow 
died in Westbrook, 13 Aug. 1843. 

Children, all born in Gray : 

1 Elinor, b. 15 June 1786; m. 1st, 15 Oct. 1805, Wm. Delano; 2d, 

Samuel Jones. 

2 Anna, b. 2 Feb. 1788; m. Alexander Jellison of York. 

3 Andrew, b. 15 April 1790; m. Nancy J. Pulsifer of Sumner. 

4 Eunice, b. 28 June 1792 ; m. 1st, 3 July 1816, James Weymouth ; 2d, 

Wm. Moore. 

5 Elijah, b. 20 Aug. 1794; m. Lydia Howe. 

6 Ebenezer, b. 2 June 1796; m. Louisa Winslow. 

7 Abigail, b. 21 Sept. 1798; m. Isaac Carson. 

8 Olive, b. 12 Oct. 1806; m. Geo. W. Burnham. 



1-4-1-4-5 

Rev. Asa Libby, born in Scarborough ; married, first, Lydia 
Hayden; (died at the birth of her sou); second, Lucketia 
(White) Dutton. 

He was a Baptist j^reacher. He preached many years while 
living in Gray, and at length became the settled minister in Bel- 
grade, where he died in the spring of 1810. His widow died 8 
Aug. 1830. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Lydia, died unmarried. 

2 Jerusha, m. William Smith of Sidney. 

3 John, b. 15 July 1794; m. Polly Mills. 

By second wife : 

4 Abigail, married George Dunn. 

5 Thankful, married Joshua Townsend. 



224 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1-4-1-6-1 

Hanson Libby, born in Scarborough, about 1766 ; married, 2 
Oct. 1788, Abigail Myeick. He removed to Gorham, and settled 
at White Rock, on the farm afterward known as the David Swett 
place. There he died, in the year 1796. His widow married, 16 
Jan. 1797, Enos Newcomb. She died 27 Oct. 1834. 

Children : 

1 Elizabeth Meserve, b. 1789, in Scarborough; m. 25 Nov. 1807, Benj. 

Irish. 

2 Hannah, b. 1790; m. Caleb Smart of Thornton, N. H. 

3 Mary, b. 5 Nov. 1791, in Gorham; m. 28 Nov. 1816, Elisha Irish. 

4 John Jay, b. 28 May 1793 ; m. Sally Burbank. 

^5 Anna Hanson, b. 29 April 1795; d. 26 March 1810. 

1-4-1-6-3 

Dennis Libby, born in Scarborough, 1771 ; married, 9 Oct. 
1793, Betsey McKenney. [See page 63.] He removed to 
Danville, then a wilderness, and took up the farm on which his 
sons Caleb, Dennis, and Moses afterward lived. He and his wife 
died of measles; he, 21 March, she, 23 March, 1826. 

Children, all but the first born in Danville : 

1 Abner, b. 1794; d. Sept. 1815; unm, 

2 Hanson, b. 1796; m. Polly Martin. 

3 Eunice, b. 1797; d. June 1833; unm. 

4 Mary, b. June 1799; d. Sept. 1870, in Portland; unm. 

5 Lydia, b. 1801 ; m. Samuel Roberts; d. 3 Sept. 1832. 

6 Caleb, b. 10 May 1803; m. Lydia Brings. 

7 Dennis, b. 16 April 1805; m. Sarah R. Warren. 

8 Moses, b. 8 Aug. 18')7; m. Margaret M. Libby, 10-5-6-5-8. 

9 Hannah, b. 1809; m. 3 Sept. 3857, Jacob S. Richardson. 

10 Susan, \ twins, b, ) m. Dennis Libby, 1-1-3-9-1-4. 

11 Betsey, ( Feb. 1811; ) m. Josej^h Lang of Portland. 

1-4-1-6-4 

James Libby, born in Scarborough, 12 May 1773 ; married, 
Mary Libby, 1-1-2-2-7. He settled on the homestead farm and 
lived there until his death, 12 April 1856. His wife died 26 Sept. 

1848. 

Children : 

1 George, b. 1 Nov. 1794; died in the war of 1812; unm. 

2 Abigail, b. 13 June 1804; m. Edward Libby, 11-7-2-4-6. 

3 Mary, b. 18 Aug. 1808; m. Feb. 1827, Thomas Green. 

4 Ichabod, b. 13 Dec. 1811; d. 8 July 1839; unm. 

1-4-4-3-3 

Enoch Libby, bom in Rochester, N. H., 29 Oct. 1799; mar- 
ried, 15 April 1827, Sarah Lord, daughter of David and 

(Manson) Lord of South Berwick, Me. He removed to Newport, 
Me., then a new territory, and settled on a large tract of land on 
which he has ever since lived. His wife died 12 April 1879. 





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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 225 

Children, all born in Newport : 

1 Samuel, born 1 July 1829; married 14 Sept. 18.56, Hester L. Libby. 

1-4-4-8-5-1. He prepared for college, but ill healtli kept him from 
entering. He then read laAV three years with ex-Gov. Washburn, 
then of Orono, but abandoned the law for trade. He has been a 
successful pharmacist in Oroiro since 18.54. He has been trustee 
of the Orono Savings bairk, trustee of the State Normal Schools, 
has held commissions as trial justice, notary public, coroner, 
and filled other positions of trust. He was representative to the 
legislature in 1860-1, and was Kepublican candidate for Senator 
in ISSO, but was defeated with the rest of the ticket. Children: 

1 John Charles, b. 24 Aug. 1859. 

2 Carrie E., b. 15 Oct. 1762. 

2 Richard Henry, b. 5 Mar. 1881; m. 1st, Aug. 1859, Lydia A., dau. 

of Zeiras and Malinda P. (Gray) Moore of Castine; (died 14 Oct. 
1874); 2d, IS May 1876, Clara M., widow of Ossian Hurd of Har- 
mony, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Emerson) Davis of Pal- 
myra. He is a farmer, oir the homestead. He has always lived 
in iSTewport, save two years in Michigan. Only child : 
1 Minnie Geneva, b. 20 Nov. 1860. 

3 Charles Francis, b. 6 Mar. 1832 ; m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Eev. 

Heiny Nason ; 2d, 29 Nov. 1862, Albina B., dau. of Mark and 
Statira (Murphy) Weeks of Lagrange. He is a farmer in his na- 
tive town. No children. 

1-4-4-3-4 

Paul Libby, born in Rochester, N. H., 18 April 1802; mar- 
ried, Elizabeth Sherburne, daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Alley) Sherburne. He is a farmer, and has always occupied his 
father's homestead. His wife died 5 Oct. 18G9, and he married, 
9 Feb. 1873, Mrs. Eliza A. Otis, daughter of Millet and Mary Ann 
(Blaisdell) Wedgewood. 

Children : 

1 Nathaniel Sherburne, b, 31 Oct. 1821; m. 19 Nov. 1851, Manella 

Hibbert, dau. of Samuel and Charlotte (Wilkinson) Fogg of New 
Hampton, N. H. He lived at home until his marriage, and then 
removed to Chemung, N. Y., and took a contract of the Erie 
Eailroad. Railroad contracting has since been his business. His 
residence is Washington, N. J. Children: 

1 Esther Frances, b. 9 April 1853, in Chemung, N. Y. ; m. 13 May 

1879, Geo. M. D. Dawes. Child: 
1 George Nathaniel (Dawes), b. 6 July 1880. 

2 Frank Wesley, b. 28 March 1858 ; unm. He is a professor of 

music. 

2 Joseph Tibbetts Sherburne, b. 81 Oct. 1823; m. 4 Oct. 1849, Abby, 

dau. of Stephen and Susan (Calef) Wingate of Farmington. Pie 
served an apprenticeship at the printer's trade, and went into 
business in Dover. He is now half owner and one of the editors 
of the Dover Enquirer and the Daily Republican. He served as 
lieutenant in the late war. He was clerk of the common council 
of Dover many years, and is now a member of the New Hamp- 
shire Legislature. Children, all born in Dover: 

1 Ella Eudora, b. 20 June 1851 ; m. 20 June 1870, Charles H. Hor- 

ton, ji\, of Boston. 

2 Marie Abby, b. 5 Sept. 1853; m. 30 Dec. 1879, Charles E. Manock 

of Dover. 

3 Lizzie Etta, b. 9 Aug. 1857; unm. 

4 Flora Belle, b. 29 May 1866. 

3 Lydia Sherburne, b- 11 June 1825; m. 2 Dec. 1850, Alonzo Mitchell. 

4 Mary Elizabeth, b. 15 May 1833 ; m. Thomas F. Snow. 

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226 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1.4.4.4.2 

Haxson Libby, born in Rochester, N. H., 19 Nov. 1774 ; mar- 
ried, 16 May 1794, Lydia Wallingford of Eocliester. 

He moved with his father to Porter, Me., and settled on the 
farm now occupied by Trueworthy C. Libby, his grandson. He 
was one of the leading men in Porter. Under the plantation or- 
ganization, he filled the office of treasurer, and after the town was 
organized, he was town clerk twenty consecutive years. He was 
also a justice of the peace. His death took place 23 June 1861. 
His wife died 22 Feb. 1843. 

Children : 

1 Nancy, b. 1797; m. Jobu Libby, G-4-1-9-8. 

2 Abigail, b. 1803; m. 20 May 1824, Hemy Mason; died 3 Feb. 1857. 

3 James, b. 1806; d. 1823. 



1.4.4.4.5 

Tobias Libby, born in Rochester, N. H., 2 Ajml 1783 ; mar- 
ried, 29 Sept. 1805, Abigail Randall, daughter of Thomas and 
Mary (Huckins) Randall of Lee, N. H. He went to Porter, Me., 
with his father, and became a well-to-do farmer. He was twice 
selectman. His homestead is now occupied by Albert Stanley. 
He died 30 June 1858. His widow died 19 Feb. 1868. 

Children : 

1 John Mills, b. 21 Aug. 1806; m. Lovina G. Guptill. 

2 Isaac, b. 5 Sept. 1809; m. Roxanna Towle. 

3 Nancy, b. 24 July 1811; m. 12 Dec. 1835, John Stanley; d. 13 Aug. 

1873. 

4 Randall, b. 31 Oct. 1815 ; m. Sarah Towle. 

5 Tobias, b. 27 Jan. 1821; m. Judith F. Towle. 

6 Edwin Ruthwin, b. 11 July 1825; m. July 1846, Margaret, dau. of 

Thomas Rice of Freedom, N. H. He died at home, IS Sept. 1854. 
Only child : 

1 Hattie R., b. 15 Feb. 1847; m. George Dow. 

7 Abigail, b. 17 June 1829; m. 8 May 1853, Joseph T. Rice of Porter. 

Children : 
' 1 Edwin Ruthwin (Rice), b. 21 Aiig. 18.54; d. 9 Jidy 1873. 

2 Thomas Clinton (Rice), b. 23 Oct. 1856; d. 11 May 1863. 

3 John W. (Rice), b. 22 Sept. 1858; m. 19 July 1879, Sarah Mias. 

Child: 
1 Edwin L. (Rice), b. 20 Nov. 1879. 

4 Lillie May (Rice), b. 1 Sept. 1865. 

5 Susie L. (Rice), b. 5 Nov. 1867; d. 21 Feb. 1868. 

6 Eva W. (Rice), b. 20 June 1871. 



1.4.5.3.4 

Ebenbzer Libby, born probably in Conway, N. H., Oct. 1804 ; 
married, 1826, in New York Stale, Rachel Burt. He was a 
mason. He went to New York State at the age of 21, and died 
in Varysburgh, 2 Feb. 1876. His wife died 28>eb. 1864. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 227 

Children : 

1 Edwin, b. 28 Aug. 1827, in Batavia, iST. Y. ; m. 1847, Melvina Fay of 

Java, N. Y. ; died in 1874, in Tama Co., Iowa. His widow mar- 
ried Steplien Hall and lives in Toledo, Iowa. 

2 Josepli, b. IS Sept. 1829; m. 1st, Elizabeth Warner; (separated after 

a few years) ; 2d, 12 Ivfov. 1854, Phebe M., dan. of Daniel and Cyn- 
thia (Tucker) Kimball of Wellsborougli, Penn. He worked in 
the lumber Avoods of Pennsylvania ten years, was a farmer in 
Penfield, Ohio, 11 years; is now a farmer in Yarysburgh. Chil- 
dren, by first wife : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 11 March 1847; m. 12 Dec. 1866, James H. Don- 

aldson, since of South Hartford, IS". Y. She was carried to 
Wisconsin by her mother and there left in a strange family. 
When she grew older she returned to New York in search of 
her father's relatives, became acquainted on the route with a 
man and his wife who persuaded her to go home with them. 
Father and daughter each supposed the other dead, and it 
was left for this work to unite them. Children: 

1 Eosa A. (Donaldson), b. 15 Sept. 1867. 

2 James H. (Donaldson), b. 16 Feb. 1869; d. 19 Sept. 1874. 

3 Arthur S. (Donaldson), b. 16 Dec. 1870. 

4 Nettie C. (Donaldson), b. 1 Jan. 1872. 

5 Norman S. (Donaldson), b. 3 Nov. 1874. 

6 Mary Jane (Donaldson), b. 28 Jan. 1876. 

7 James H. (Donaldson), b. 30 Mar. 1878. 

8 William J. (Donaldson), b. 3 Dec. 1879; d. 1 Sept. 1881. 

By second wife : 

2 Georgianna, b. 10 Aug. 1862. 

3 Emma T., b. 1 May 1871; d. 10 Aug. 1872. 

4 Florence, b. 19 Oct. 1874. 

3 William, b. 23 Aug. 1831, in Bethany, N. Y. ; m. 1st, 22 Oct. 1852, 

Amy F., dau. of Marshall and Amy (Nichols) Judd of Strafford; 
(died 14 July 1877); 2d, 22 Sept. 1S78, Annie Bryson, of Irish par- 
entage. He is a mason by trade, but since 1873 has been a far- 
mer, in Yarysburgh. He is a member of the Freewill Baptist 
Church. Children : 

1 Amy Pv., b. 22 Oct. 1855, in Yarysburgh; d. 11 Oct. 1856. 

2 , son, b, 11 Sept. 1858; m. 4 April 1877, Adell, dau. of Lot 

and Mary Shaw of Sheldon; lives in Yarysburgh. No chil- 
dren. 

4 Alphonzo, b. Oct. 1833, in Batavia; died 16 Oct. 1859; unm. 

5 Catherine, b. Nov. 1835 ; m. Anthony Cronkhite, now of Dunning- 

ville, Mich. 

6 Ruth, b. 18 Sept. 1839; m. 1st, 1854, Thomas Girard; 2d, 1879, Alex- 

ander Topping. 

1-5-2-3-2 

Mart Libbt, born in Gorham, Me., 28 March 1761 ; married, 
1 March 1781, Matthias Murch of Gorham. 

Previous to his marriage, he followed the sea, and he -went on 
one three years' voyage after his marriage. He settled at Horse 
Be$f, now called Mallison Falls, and owned the gristmill and saw- 
mill which had belonged to his wdfe's father. He served three 
years in the Revolution, and lived to be a jDensioner. 

Children : 

1 William (Murch), died at sea; unm. 

2 Matthias (Murch), m. Lydia Shackford. Children: 



228 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Abial W. (March), m. Frances Rand. 

2 Lucy S. (Murch), m. Daniel A. Peasley and Oliver A. Gould. 

3 Margaret A. (Murcli), m. Wm. Smith. 

4 William Henry (Murch), m. 17 June 1853, Esther Plummer Lib- 

by. 11-7-8-2-5-2. He is a hay-dealer in Portland. Children: 

1 George T. (Murch), b. 27 Dec. 1855; m. 9 June 1878, Lilian, 

dau. of Peter DeRoshe of Waterville. 

2 Marietta S. (Murch), b. 19 June 1861; unm. 

3 Mary (Murch), m. Peter Crockett. 

4 Benjamin (Murch), died young. 

5 Joseph (Muich), died young. 

6 Eastman ( Mvu-ch ) , died young. 

7 Betsey (Murch), died young. 

8 CUiarlotte (Murch), m. Jacob Quimby. 

9 Daniel (Murch), lives in Gorham. 

10 Dorcas (Murch), b. 18 Oct. 1819; unm. She lives in Portland. 

1-5-2-3-3 

Joh:s' Libby, born in Gorliam, Me., 10 March 1764; married, 
12 Marcli 1789, Phebe Knight. He Avas a farmer and always 
lived near Horse Beef Falls, where his father's mills were. He 
died 10 March 1826. His Avidow died about 1842. 

Children : 

1 Hannah, b. 22 Sept. 1789; m. Harry Stevens. 

2 Lydia, b. 11 Aug. 1791; m. Dec. 1815, Benjamin F. Johnson. 

3 Statira, b. 2 April 1793; m. 28 Feb. 1822, Joseph Cox. 

4 Tyng S., b. 8 Dec. 1797; m. Sarah Crowell. 

5 Samuel, b. 23 May 1800; d. 22 Aug. 1874; unm. He spent his life 

in the mills at Horse Beef. 

6 Ebenezer, b. 16 July 1804; d. 20 April 1831; unm. He was a car- 

penter in Augusta, and in Vassalborough, where he died. 

7 Peter, b. 1809; d. 21 Dec. 1830; unm. 

1-5-2-3-4 

William Lieby, born in Gorham, Me., 28 Oct. 1769 ; married, 
8 March 1797, Anna (Webb) Boulton, daughter of Eli and 
Anna Webb. He left home when his children were all small, 
and was ne^-er heard from afterward. His AvidoAY died 28 Dec. 
1855, aged 93. 

Children : 

1 Dorcas, b. 22 Feb. 1798; m. 30 April 1815, James Wescott. 

2 Lorana, b. 21 Nov. 1800; m. Samuel Freeman. 

3 William B., b. 19 Jan. 1803; m. 2 Aug. 1837, Harriet, daughter of 

Thomas and Jane (Loring) Beck of Portland. He was a carpen- 
ter by trade, and before his marriage Avorked in the West and 
South. After his marriage, he lived in Windham, Brownfield, 
and finally in Biddeford, where he lost his life by falling into the 
wheelpit of Mill No. 2, Laconia Corp., 5 Jan. 1857. His Avidow 
married, 12 Marcli 1861, Thomas Hampson. Children : 

1 , died in infancy in Windham. 

2 Lizzie B., b. March 1841, in Windham; m. 26 March 1869, Hart- 

ley S. Littlefield. 

3 Mary J., b. 15 March 1845, in Brownfield; m. 2 July 1864, Chas. 

B. Hight of Dayton. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 1 May 1805; d. 22 Nov. 1828; unm. 



THE SIXTH GEXERATION. 229 

1-5-2-3-7 

Joseph Libbt, born in Gorliara, Me., 13 June 1780 ; married, 
24 June 1801, Mekcy Whitney, daughter of Joseph and Mehit- 
able (Stevens) Whitney of Gorhani. He was a house-carpenter. 
He lived at first on the five-acre lot on which the house of Lewis 
Brackett now stands, and afterward settled on a farm in North 
Gorham. He died with his son Daniel, 2 April 1843. His 
widow died with Edmund in Portland, 22 May 1800. 

Children, all born in Gorhani : 

1 Eoxanna, b. 15 Nov. 1802; m. 27 Sept. 1827, Wm. Files. 

2 Harriet, b. 10 June 1804; died same year. 

3 Stephen, b. 27 May 1807; m. Mary W. Lowe. 

4 Ansel, b. 22 Nov. 1809; d. 12 May 1868; unm. 

5 Edmund, b. 14 Mar. 1812; m. 29 July 1838, Hannah E., dau. of Wm. 

and Margaret (Cliesley) Elder of Windham. He Avas a slioe- 
maker by trade. About 18-55 he removed to Portland, and en- 
gaged in the shoe business witli C. J. Walker. He was afterward 
of tlie firms of Tyler, Lamb & Co., Libby & Brown, and, finally, 
Sawyer, Webb & Co. He died 21 Oct. 1872. His widow lives in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Elfreda, b. 19 May 1840; m. 1 Oct. 1800, Wm. D. True. 

2 Daniel W., b. 12 Nov. 1841; d. 25 Aug. 1842. 

3 Margaret, b. 25 July 1844; m. 2 Oct. 1873, in Portland, Vv^m. P. 

Sturgis, now of Brooklyn. 

6 William, b. 7 Nov. 1814; m. 1st, 1838, Elizabeth, dau. of John and 

Hannah (Bangs) Hamblen; (died 1839); 2d, Feb. 1844, Charlotte, 
dau. of Lydia (Libby) Johnson, 1-5-2-3-3-2; (died 13 Nov. 1864, in 
Windham); 3d, 18 Feb. 1868, Jennie P., dau. of Reuben Hideout 
of Cumberland; (died 12 Dec. 1869, in Chelsea, Mass.) He is a 
house-carpenter. He removed to Portland, his present residence, 
in 1864. Children, by 1st wife: 

1 Edgar, died in childhood, in Gorham. 

By second wife: 

2 Elizabeth, b. 15 June 1845, in Gorham; unm. 

3 Lydia, b. 19 Dec. 1848; m. 14 Aug. 1868, Henry R. Nickersou. 

4 Elbridge William, b. 21 Dec. 1853; m. 14 Aug. 1878, Lucy, dau, 

of John and Caroline (Sharpe) Good of Ncav Brunswick. 
He is of the firm of Spauldiug & Libby, grocers, Portland. 
No children. 

5 Lelia, b. 27 Feb. 1856, in Windham; d. 17 Nov. 1862, 

6 Mabel, b, 9 Nov. 1858 ; d. 16 Nov. 1862. 

7 Daniel, b. 15 July 1818; m. Dec. 1843, Pannelia, dau. of Henry and 

Anna (Varney) Moore of Windham. He became a shoemaker, 
and worked with his brother Edmund, first in Gorham, and then 
in Portland, until the latter' s death. He has always resided on a 
small farm near Little Falls, Gorham. Children : 

1 Charles J., b. 5 Aug. 1847; m. 28 May 1874, Lizzie J., dau. of 

Harriet (Libby) Carr, 10-5-4-2-9-6. He lives with his father. 
No children. 

2 Anna Augusta, b, 11 Aug. 1851 ; m. Jos. E. Libby, 10-5-4-2-9-10. 

1-5-2-4-2 

Joseph Libby, born in Gouldsborough, Me,, 25 April 1765; 
married, 27 Oct, 1799, Bathsheba Gibbs, whose mother was by 
birth a Pope. He was a farmer and lumberman. He settled on 
land next adjoining his father's farm and lived there until his 
death, 12 Sept. 1822. His widow died 22 April 1858. 



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230 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children : 

1 Daniel, b. 13 Jan. 1800; m. Mary Ann Whitaker. 

2 Thankful, / twins, born ) m. Millins Uram. 

3 Lydia, f 17 Dec. 1801; ( m. 27 March 1824, Abel Hovey. 

4 Joseph, b. 12 Jan. 180,5; m. Priscilla Wilson. 

5 Behnda, h. 22 Feb. 1807; m. 26 Dec. 1828, Curtis Gup till. 

6 Jemima, b. 30 Sept. 1800; m. Elliot Nichols. 

1-5-2-5-1 

"William Libby, born in Falnioutli, Me., 9 Jan. 17G3; married 
Ja:^e McCarfkey, a niece of the wife of Joseph Webster of Gray. 

He cleared the farm now owned by Freeland E. Libby, 
1-5-2-5-1-7-3, and always lived there. In addition to his farming- 
he engaged in Inml^ering, and bnilt saw and grist mills at Dry 
Mills. He died 4 Sept. 1856, aged 93. His wife died 16 Sept, 
1843, 

Children : 

1 James, b. 2 Sept. 1786; m. Mehitable Low. 

2 Sally, b. 12 Au^. 1788; m. April, 1831, John Muchemore. 

3 Jane, b. 8 March 1790; m. 14 Dec. 1807, Samuel Clark; died 13 

Dec. 1879. 

4 Mary, b. 7 Feb. 1792; m. 1st, Brayman, a recruiting officer in 

the war of 1812, who proved to have another wife; 2d, Daniel 
Harris. 

5 Joseph, b. 5 Feb. 1704; m. Mary Simonton. 

6 Dorcas, b. 7 April 1796; died a little girl, from a fall from a fence. 

7 Wilham, b. 2 Feb. 1798; m. Deborah Brown. 

8 Dorcas, b. 11 Sept. 1800; m. 13 Oct, 1857, James Harding of Stan- 

dish; d. 9 May 1874. 

9 Frances, b. 13 Sept. 1802; m. Sumner W. Foss. 

10 Charles, b. 29 March 1804; m. Abigail Cummings. 

11 Parker Sawyer, b. 13 Nov. 1806; m. Emeline Harris. 

1-5-2-5-2 

Joseph Libby, born in Gray, Me., in 1764; married Mary 

Young, daughter of Nathaniel and Susannah (Lamine) Young. 
He owned and carried on the farm in Gray now owned by George 
McConky, but lived at Gray Corner, where he was in trade some 
vears. He died 28 Dec. 18i5. His widow died in Portland 28 
Sept. 1839. 

Cliildren : 

1 Lamine, was a cattle drover. He died at Brunswick, a young man ; 

unmarried. 

2 Mary Yoiuig, m. 13 Oct. 1823, Henry Homer of Portland. 

3 Joseph, died in 1839, in New York; unm. 

4 Nathaniel, b. 19 Nov. 1800; m. Sophia Churchill. 

5 Delaw, b. 21 Oct. 1799 (?); m. Mary E. Emerson, 

1-5-2-5-6 

Jonathan Libby, born in Gray, Me., about 1769'; married Ab- 
igail Clark. Upon his marriage he settled on a farm west of 
Gray Corner, now owned by Horace O. Stim^^son. He afterward 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 231 

moved onto a farm nearer the village, now owned by George Dolly, 
There he died in the summer of 1886. His widow died in May, 

1855. ^ 

Children : 

1 Jedediah, b. 1793; m. 8 March 1837, Mary Pearce of New Glouces- 

ter. He settled on a farm in New Gloucester soon after his mar- 
riage, and lived there until his death, in old age. His wife out- 
lived him about eight years. No children. 

2 Susan, b. 15 July 1795; m. Ezekiel Jordan. 

3 George, b. 30 Jan. 1798; m. Mary Ann Stimpson. 

4 Kichard, b. Feb. 1801; m. 1831, Mary Harris, dau. of Nathaniel and 

Joanna (Young) Martin of Newport, Me. He was a farmer. He 
left Gray a young man and, soon after his marriage, became one 
of the first settlers of Aroostook Co. Pie died 27 April 1860. 
His widow died 16 Sept. 1873. Children: 

1 William H., b. 20 June 1834, in Oldtown; d. 1 May 1835. 

2 Mary E., b. 24 April 1836; d. 21 Oct. 1869, in Boston; unm. 

3 Sarah A., b. 13 Feb. 1838, in Mokmcus; d. 22 Sept. 1851. 

4 Daniel W., b. 4 Feb. 1840; unm. He is head filer in a sawmill 

in Minneapolis, Minn. 

5 Abbie E., b. 5 May 1842; m. Charles P. Kendall, a painter. 

6 Amanda A., b. 15 Oct. 1844; d. 7 Nov. 1847. 

7 Emma L., b. 11 Dec. 1846; m. George M. Estes. 

8 Hattie F., b. 12 May 1850, in Lincoln; unm. 

9 Eichard O., b. 30 June 1854, in Mattawamkeag ; unm. He is a 

condvictor on the Old Colony Railroad. 

5 James, b. 15 April 1802 ; m. Harriet Hayden. 

6 Ebenezer. He followed the sea from youth, and was last heard 

from as captain of a river steamer. 

7 Samuel, b. 11 April 1805; m. 17 Oct. 1831, Abbie F., dau. of John 

and Mary (Green) Hustin of Portland. He was a farmer in New 
Gloucester a number of years, and then went to Portland, where 
he kept first a meat shop, then a grocery, and finally a toy and 
confectionery store. He died 11 Aug. 1873. Children: 

1 Mary Abigail, b. 12 Oct. 1833; d. 31 Aug. 1834. 

2 Mary Jane, b. 21 Jan. 1836; m. 11 July 1858, Peter W. Plum- 

mer. 

3 Sarah Annie, b. 13 Oct. 1838; unm. 

8 William, b. 9 Aug. 1809; m. 10 JNlarch 1836, Sarah, adopted daugh- 

ter of Thomas Osgood, and daughter of Wm. and Dorcas (Saw- 
yer) Crane, of Portland. He went to Portland when a young 
man, and was many years overseer on the Deering farm. He 
died 2 Aug. 1865. His widow lives with her daughter in Gray. 
Children : 

1 Lydia Osgood, b. 19 Oct. 1836; m. 23 Feb. 1860, Edward S. 

Griffin. 

2 Ellen Jane, b. 5 Feb. 1839; m. 9 June 1868, Alonzo D. Page of 

Gray. 

9 Jonathan, b. 31 Jan 1812; m. Matilda S. Bacon. 

10 Sarah, m. Henry R. Robinson of Brewer. 

11 Joseph, b. 23 Oct. 1818; m. Nancy Foster. 

1-5-2-5-7 

Capt. Daniel Libet, born in Gray, Me., about 1771 ; married, 
Hannah Colley, daughter of James and Sylvia (Harris) Colley of 
Gray. He settled on a farm north of Dry Mills. When the war 
of 1812 came on, he sold his farm and served through the war as 
captain. After the war, he settled on a small place south of Dry 
Mills, and there lived imtil his death, which took place in the 
spring of 1844. His widow died in Portland two years later. 



232 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Cliildreii : 

1 Thomas. He served in tlie war of 1812 as drum-major, and 

after the war enlisted in tlie regailar army. He was stationed at 
one time at Houlton, and report came that he was married. His 
company was ordered off and he was never afterward heard from. 

2 Snsan, m. 12 Jan. 1825, John Hustin. 

3 Sylvia, b. 7 Aug. 1801 ; m. 4 July 1821, Nathaniel P. Cushman. 

4 Sarah, m. Isaac Libhy, 6-4-1-6-1-1. 

5 Daniel, died on a whaling voyage ; unm. 

6 Emeline, m. John Mitchell of Yarmouth. 

7 Almira, b. 2 Feb. 1819; m. 8 Aug. 1847, James Brown ; d. 1 June 

1870, in Dorchester. Mass. 

8 Mary Ann, m. Edwin Davenport. 

1-5-2-5-11 

Benjamijst Libby, born in Gray, Me., April 1778 ; married first, 
30 Oct. 1800, Abigail Geeeist, daughter of Daniel Green of Port- 
land ; (died Dec. 1805) ; second, Mary Lu::^t, daughter of Michael 
and Sarah (Skillings) Lunt of Portland. He lived on a part of 
his father's farm until Nov. 1836, when he moved onto a garden- 
si^ot near the Corner, where he lived until his death, 4 Nov. 1841. 
His widow died 11 Nov. 1869. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Benjamin, b. 5 July 1802; m. Martha Starbird. He was killed in 

the Mexican war, Sept. 1856. No children. His widow married 
first, Munroe and then Blount. 

2 William, b. 19 Dec. 1805; m. Axcy Gilpatrick. He removed to 

Weston, Aroostook County, when a young man, married there, 
and became a farmer. He died 1 July 1838, leaving his wife, but 
no children. 

By second wife : 

3 Lemine, b. 25 Aug. 1811; m. 1st, Mary Ann Farrar; 2d, Phebe 

Yeaton. He was a farmer. He was at work in New Hampshire, 
married there, and settled in Meredith, now Laconia, where he 
died 22 March 1876. He served three years against the Kebellion. 
Children, all by first wife : 

1 Ellen Louisa, m. Edmund Kidder of Wilton. 

2 Mary Jane, died aged 22 years, of consumption.. 

3 Ann Elizabeth, ni. Page Bruce of Laconia. 

4 Addie, died at the age of seven years. 

5 Sarah, married George Kelly of Meredith. 

6 Charles, lives in California ; unm. 

7 Fanny, m. George Ellenwood of Manchester. 

8 Eliza Gertrude, died aged 22. 

9 George, died aged one year. 

4 Abigail, b. 14 Aug. 1816; m. 10 Oct. 1847, Isaac S. Lmit, her moth- 

er's brother. She lives where her father died. 

5 Ellen, b. June, 1818; m. 2 May 1839, John K. Clough of Meredith, 

N. H. 

6 Louisa, b. 7 March 1821; m. Reuben Cobb of Gray. 

1-5-2-5-12 

Sophia Libby, born in Gray, Me., Feb. 1781 ; married, 1803, 
William Green, a brother of her brother Benjamin's wife, born 
5 Sept. 1780. He removed from Gray to Portland, where he was 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 233 

a trader many years, and died 13 Oct. 1867. His wife died 1 
Jan. 1861. 

Children, born in Gray : 

1 William (Green), b. 1 Oct. 1803; d. 26 July 1804. 

2 Mary T. (Green), b. 19 Nov. 1805; m. Eichard Green of Plymouth, 

Mass. 

3 Abiah Libby (Green), b. 14 Aug. 1807; m. Samuel Wyllie; d. 4 

Aug. 1879. 

4 Caleb, b. 6 May, d. 25 Dec., 1808. 

^ Henry W. (Green), b. 12 Nov. 1809; m. Elizabeth . 

6 William C. (Green), b. 3 April 1811; m. Susan Bickford; d. 3 June 

1839. No children. His widow married Daniel F. Knights. 

7 George Washington (Green), b. 14 May 1813; married, 21 May 1833, 

Clarissa L., clau. of Joseph and Abigail (Nash) Hayden of Gray. 

He is a coal dealer in Portland. Only child : 

1 Joseph William (Green), b. 21 Dec. 1844; m. 25 Dec. 1869, Olive, 
dau. of Isaac V. and Frances H. (Lawson) Worden of Port- 
land ; died 13 May 1880. He was in company with his father. 
No children. 

8 Sophia L. (Green), b. 24 Feb. 1816; m. Daniel Brown; died 29 

Mar. 1874. Daniel Brown was a son of George H. Brown of Ken- 
nebunk, and became a carpenter in Portland, where he died, 24 
Feb. 1878. Children: 

1 Mary Eliza (Brown), m. Wm. Soule of Auburndale, Mass. 

2 Daniel H. (Brown), lives in East Boston, Mass. 

3 (Brown), died in infancy. 

4 George Wyllie (Brown), m. 22 April 1879, Lenora Estella, dau. 

of Amesbury B. and Martha Ann (Coombs) Seavey of Bethel. 
He is a carpenter in Portland. No children. 

9 Charles T. (Green), b. 23 July 1818; died 19 Avig. 1872, in Boston. 

He was thrice married, but had no children. 

10 James Harris (Green), b. 17 April 1821; m. Ellen Abbott; died May, 

1867, in Lowell, Mass. 

11 Benjamin F. (Green), b. 18 May 1822; m. 1st, 23 Oct. 1845, Mary 

Ann, dau. of Edward and Mary Finney of Portland; (died 8 Mar, 
1862); 2d, 20 Aug. 1863, Dorcas, dau. of Charles and Dorcas (Far- 
ren) Penned of Portland. He is a sea-captain. Children, by first 
wife : 

1 Sarah W. (Green), b. 29 Dec. 1845; m. William St. John; d. 31 

Aug. 1872. 

2 Ellen 8. (Green), b. 19 April 1847; m. Frank Newhall of Port- 

land. 

3 Emma A. (Green), b. 15 Aug 1850; d. 11 April 1870. 

4 Daniel W. (Green), b. 2 March, d. 6 May, 1857. 

By second wife : 

5 William F. (Green), b. 11 Oct. 1864. 

Born in Portland : 

12 Sarah W. (Green), b. 4 April 1825; d. 16 Sept. 1826. 

13 Sarah W. (Green), b. 16 July 1826; d. 22 Oct. 1831. 

1-6-2-1-1 

Hanson Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 14 Dec. 1760 ; married, 
10 Dec. 1782, Anna Libby, 1-6-5-11. At the age of 15 he w^as 
captured with his father's schooner, and w^as five years a prisoner 
at Halifax. He settled in Tuftonborough, N. H., upon his mar- 
riage, and lived there, a farmer, until his death, 1 Dec. 1805. His 
widow died 30 Sept. 1823. 



234 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

Children, all born in Tnf tonborough : 

1 Rebecca, b. 28 Sept. 1783; m. Rev. Samuel Kuowles; died 12 Sept. 

1S63, in Ossipee. 

2 Daniel, b. 24 Feb. 178.5; m. Mary Abbott. 

3 Abigail, b. 24 .July 1786; d. 14 Dec. 1790. 

4 Betsey, b. 24 June 1788; m. David Hull; d. 12 July 18.54, in Tuf ton- 

borough. 

5 Lydia, b. 2 July 1790; m, John White; d. 11 Jan. 18G7, in Tuf ton- 

borough. 

6 Jenny, b. 29 Feb. 1792; m. Robert Sargent. 

7 Levi, b. 24 March 1794; m. Mary Canney. 

8 Jeremiah, b. 10 Oct. 1796; d. 22 Aug. 1811. 

1-6-2-1-6 

IcHABOD LiBBY, born, probably in Berwick, Me., Jan. 1770 ; 
married Polly Leavitt, born 10 March 1772, daughter of Josiah 
Leavitt of Strafford, N". H. He settled in Tuftonborough, N. H., 
then a wilderness, and became at length a comfortable farmer. A 
few years before his death he removed to Wolfborongh, and there 
died, 23 Nov. 1833. He was many years a deputy sheriff. His 
widow died 4 Aj)ril 1856. 

Children : 

1 Josiah L., m. 1816, Mary, dan. of Jonathan and Shuah (Stevens) 

Morrison of Tuftonborough, where he was a farmer until his 
death, 7 June 1883. His widow died 30 Oct. 1870. Only child: 
1 Shuah M., b. 18 Dec. 1819; m. 18 April 1843, Otis Evans. 

2 Belinda, b. 18 Dec. 1799; m. Capt. Jonathan Morrison ; d. 19 May 

1846. 

3 John Smith, b. 1801 ; d. aged 2i years. 

4 Dudley Leavitt, b. 28 Oct. 1803; m. 7 Oct. 1827, Sarah Ann, dau. of 

Samuel and Nancy (Chase) Wiggin of Tuftonborough. He was 
a farmer, living always in Tuftonborough and Wolfborongh, and 
introduced many improvements. He was a captain in the militia 
cavalry, and a member of the Congregational Church. His death 
toolc place in New York City, 29 Dec. 18.56. His widow still lives 
in Wolfborongh. Children : 

1 Anne Mary, b. 26 July 1828, in Tuftonborough; d. 29 Mar. 1829. 

2 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 14 March 18)0, in Wolfborongh; m. 26 Dec. 

1854, Augustine D. Avery of Wolf borougli. Children : 

1 Mary Elizabeth (Avery), b. 16 Nov. 1855; d. 20 Oct. 1856. 

2 Dudley Libby (xivery), b. 11 Aug. 18,57; d. 24 June 1874. 

3 Samuel Augustine (Avery), b. 5 Mar. 1860; d. 27 Aug. 1861. 

4 Samuel (Avery), b. 14 March 1862. 

5 Belle (Avery), b. 17 March 1866. 

3 Anne Mary, b. 23 Jan. 1882; d. 15 March 18.52. 

4 Helen Mariah, b. 3 April 1885, in Tuftonborough; m. 8 Jan. 

1857, Joseph L. Avery of Wolfborongh. Children: 

1 Joseph William (Avery), b, 14 Aug. 1867; d. 16 Oct. 1867. 

2 Joseph Clifton (Avery), b. 1 June 1874. 

5 Arabella Amanda, b. 23 Nov. 1887; d. 4 April 1863. 

6 Emily Caroline, b. 8 Sept. 1840; d. 8 Oct. 1875. 

5 James S., b. 2 Nov. 1805; m. Lydia B.Edmunds and Hannah M. 

Moore. 

6 George W., b. 15 Feb. 1808; m. 1 Jan. 1885. Sarah Elnora, dau. of 

James and Nancy (Nudd) Young of Wolf borough. He learned 
the tanner's trade, and after living several years in Tuftonbo- 
rough, removed to New York, where he was in business some 
time. He then retired to Newark, N. J., his present residence. 
He is a Second Adventist. Children: 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 235 

1 Annette Frances, b. 25 May 1886, in Eoxbuiy, Mass. 

2 James Young, b. 26 July 1838, in Tuftonborougli; d. 30 Aug. 

1843. 

3 Susan Ellen, b. 1 May 1845. 

4 Sarah Maria, b. 27 Mar. 1849, in Wolfborough; m. 28 Aug. 1867, 

Louis Burnett Jennings. Child: 
1 Gertrude Libby (Jennings), b. 16 Oct. 1871. 

5 George William, b. 14 April 1851, in Moultonborough ; lives in 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

7 Marv, I twhis, born ) m. Wm. P. Colton; d. 1850. 

8 Sarah. ( 20 Nov. 1810; f ra. Eliot Colton. 

9 Ira Allen, b. 2 May 1813; m. 25 Mar. 1846, Ann E., dau. of Col. 

Benj. and Eliza (Russell) Edmunds of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was 
in tiie dry goods business in Rochester, N. Y., before his mar- 
riage, and afterward moved to New York City, where he was suc- 
cessively a member of the fii'ras of Carleton ife Co., and Clark, 
Libby & Co. He died in Brooklyn, 14 Dec. 1876. Children: 

1 Charles Ira, b. 1 Feb. 1847, in Brooklyn; d. next day. 

2 Catherine Elizabeth, born 6, died 17, Feb. 1848. 

3 Annie Malena, b. 25 May 1851; m. 20 June 1872, Dr. Wm. H. 

Bates; d. 4 Nov. 1877. 

4 Mary Amanda, b. 2 Feb. 1855, in New York City; m. 14 April 

1880, Dr. Bates. 

5 Benjamin Edmunds, b. 26 June ; d. 24 July 1863, in Islip, L. I. 
10 William P., b. 8 May 1817; m. Mary Louisa Bridge. 

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Dr. Benjamin Libby, born at Frenchman's Bay, on the coast 
of Hancock County, Me., 15 Mar. 1777 ; married, 5 April 1802, 
Susan Demerit, daughter of Paul and Betsey (Davis) Demerit 
of Farming-ton, N. H. He studied medicine with Dr. Samuel 
Quimby of Boston, obtained his diploma, and at the age of 23 be- 
gan practice in Tuftonborough, N. H., and 16 months later re- 
moved to Farmington. He lived there 15 years, practicing his 
profession, and also engaging in trade. He enlisted as private 
for the invasion of Canada in the war of 1812, but was ordered 
onto the staff of surgeons. After the war closed he returned 
home, and at once removed to Goshen Gore, Vt., and settled on 
400 acres of land. He practiced there, and in Danville, until his 
removal to Compton, Que., in 1829. He lived in Compton until 
his death, 9 Oct. 1858. His widow died 24 Dec. 1861. 

Children : 

1 Clarissa, b. 1803, in Farmington ; died in infancy. 

2 John, b. 1805; m. Eliza Stanton of Danville, Vt. 

3 Jefferson, b. 1806 ; died May 1833. He studied medicine, but died 

before graduation. 

4 Christopher Columbus, b. 23 Sept. 1807; m. Calista Hyatt. 

5 Elgiva, b. 1809; Mive on their father' s 

6 Clymena, b. 1811; f homestead; unm. 

7 Tama, b. 1813, m. 1841, John Saunders. 

8 Amarilla, b. 1815, in Goshen Gore, Vt. ; m. Ashel Aldrich. 

9 William Pitt, b. 14 July 1816; m. Sarah Parker and Elizabeth 

Sanders. 

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IcHABOD Libby, born in Berwick, Me., about 1772 ; married, 29 
April 1793, Mary Keay. 



236 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

He removed from Berwick to Dixmont in 1800, and thence, in 
1819, to Ohio. He lived about three years in Euclid, and the 
rest of his life in Newburgh, about ten miles distant. He was al- 
ways a farmer. He and his Avife were members of the Baptist 
Church. He died 8 Sept. 1826. His widow died 13 April 1840, 
in Bedford, Ohio. 

Children : 

1 Georjj^e, died aged 14 yeai's. 

2 Mary, m. 1883, in Brooklyn, O., .James Pettibone. 

3 Lydia, m. 1820, David Mansur of Monroe, Me. 

4 Rul'us, b. 1 Oct. 1801 ; m. Cassandria Foster. 

5 Jolm [Major], b. 28 Jan. 1805; m. Jan. 1854, Mrs. Hannah (Culver) 

Morse of Bedford. He was a farmer. He rose to the rank of 
major in the state militia. He died 6 June 1870, in Bedford. 
Children: 

1 Charles Fremont, ) died in 

2 daughter, J infancy. 

6 Elisha. He was a railroad contractor in the south, and a merchant 

at Port Hudson, La. He was one of those killed by the ex^Dlo- 
sion of the steamer General Brown, while racing on the Missis- 
sippi River, in 1837. 

7 Eliza, m. Dec. 1830, in Newburgh, Geo. C. Eobinson. 

8 George, b. 11 Oct. 1813; m. 1st, 16 Dec. 1845, at Springfield, Penn., 

Susan L., dau. of .Jesse Palmer of Cleveland, O. ; (they were di- 
vorced throvigh a misunderstanding purposely brought about by 
others, and she married again, and died in California in 1870) ; 
second, IS May 1848, Mrs. Eliza Axtell, dau. of Silas Pool of 
Woodstock. She died 25 April 1867. He has been an athletic 
performer, a mvisician, and a farmer, and has lived many years 
in North Ridgeville. Only child, by first wife : 
1 Josepliine, b. 10 Sept. 1846; m. Geo. Gore; died 1870. 

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Joseph LiBBT, born in Berwick, Me., in 1784; married, 1807, 
Hannah Cook, daughter of Ebenezer and Keziali (JDavis) Cook 
of Wakefield, N. H. He was a farmer, and lived first in Milton, 
and then in Wakefield, where he died 6 Jan. 1866. His wife 
died in Milton in 1817. 

Children : 

1 Lucy, b. 1809; m. Asa Miller; d. 1852. 

2 George, b. 1811 ; unm. His home is in Wakefield. 

3 Mary J., b. 1813; d. 1814. 

4 James L., b. 26 July 1815; m. 10 July 1837, Caroline, dau. of Daniel 

and Mary (Allen) Page. He is a farmer in Wakefield. Children: 

1 Daniel, b. 28 Aug. 1838; d. 14 May 1856. 

2 Charles Albert, b. 2 June 1840; m. 1st, 31 Dec. 1861, Mary Eliza, 

dau. of Dr. Sumner and Susan H. ( Wentworth) Gilmau ; ( died 
' 6 Oct. 1866) ; 2d, 29 Oct. 1868, Sarah Ivimball, dau. of Reuben 
and Joanna (Bullard) Nichols of Reading, Mass. He is a 
contractor and builder in Stoneham, Mass. Children, by first 
wife: 

1 Daniel Sumner, b. 12 July 1803. 

By second wife : 

2 Bessie May, b. 22 Feb. 1874, in Stoneham. 

3 Male C, b. 25 Jan. 1853; unm. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 237 

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John Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 1785 ; maiTied first, 3 Feb. 
1803, Sally Langley, daughter of David and Bet.sey (Cottle) 
Langley of Rochester, N. H. ; second, Dolly Wiggin, daughter 
of Josiah Wiggin of Ossipee. 

He Avas a carpenter by trade, and lived in Rochester during his 
first wife's lifetime. Shortly after his second mari-iage he removed 
to Wolf borough, where he became a farmer. He died 12 March 
1848. His wife Dolly died 20 Dec. 1840. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Lydia, b. 22 Aug. 1803; m. 29 Jan. 1824, Wm. P. Mitchell of New 

Durham, N. H. 

By second wife : 

2 George W., b. 16 Aug. 1808; m. 12 Feb. 1837, Ruth W., dau. of 

Lyford and Mercy (Wiggin) Shorey of Wolf borough. Since his 
marriage he has lived on the farm now occupied by him, about 
two miles from Wolf borough Bridge. Children: 

1 Mark A., b. 24 Nov. 1838; d. 26 May 1842. 

2 Martin A., b. 30 Nov. 1840; m. 26 Feb. 1870, Martha E., dau. of 

Morris H. and Catherine (Champion) Leavitt of Effingham. 
He is a shoemaker and lives with his father. jSTo children. 

3 Mercy M., b. 2 Oct. 1842; m. 6 Jan. 1869, Freeman Wilkins of 

Hudson, Mass. 

4 James R., b. 28 July 1844; d. 19 Feb. 1847. 

.5 Helen M., b. 11 June 1849; m. 21 Dec. 1869, Jasper H. Warren. 
6 Frank G., b. 4 Dec. 18.52; d. 20 March 1869. 

3 John A., b. 16 Jime 1811 ; m. 11 Feb. 1859, Hannah S., dau. of Hiram 

and Susan (Hill) Ham of Wolfborough. He has always been a 
farmer in Wolfborough. Children: 

1 Estella F., b. 8 July 1859. 

2 George E., b. 25 Dec. 1861. 

3 Anna v., b. 1 Feb. 1864. 

4 C. Mabel, b. 13 Oct. 1872. 

4 Mark, b. 1813; died about 1824. 

5 Sarah P., b. April, 1815; m. March, 1848, Joseph Langdou. 

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Mark Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 13 Feb. 1790; married, 
Feb. 1808, Nancy Cook, daughter of Ebeiiezer and Keziah (Da- 
vis) Cook of Wakefield, N. H. In 1811 he moved from Wake- 
field to Bolton, Quebec, and there lived until his death, 9 Jan. 
1851. His widow died 16 Aug. 1878. 

Children : 

1 Lydia, b. 4 June 1809, in Wakefield; m. Daniel Chamberlain and 

William Giddings; d. 15 May 1880. 

2 Harriet, b. 23 Nov. 1811, in Bolton; m. Ephraim Dudley Bailey; d. 

17 Dec. 1872. 

3 Lucy, b. 9 Sept. 1813; died in childhood. 

4 Luther, b. 26 Dec. 1815; m. Anna Knowlton. 

5 Samuel Emerson, b. 13 May 1818; m. Mehitable, dau. of Elislia and 

Martha Smitli of Lisbon, Mass. He was a carpenter. He lived 
a while in Rock Island, Que., and afterward moved to Burlington, 
Vt. About 1849 he left his family and went to California. He is 
supposed to be dead. His widow died 13 May 1879, in Elgin, 111. 
Children: 



238 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Martha Maria, b. 12 Dec. 1837; m. 6 Feb. 1855, Charles Warren 

Higgins. 

2 Ellen, b. 16 March 1840; m. Nov. 18G3, George B. Farrar; d. 4 

Aug. 1870, ill Elgin, 111. 

3 Dorcas, b. 26 Dec. 18-11; m. July, 18G9, John C Coburn. 

4 Flora, b. 17 Nov. 1843; m. 3 Sept. 1864, James Colson. 

6 Lee, b. 28 Feb. 1821; m. 15 July 1822, Hannah, dau. of Wm. and 

Polly (Stocum) Delines of Swantown. He always lived in his 
native place, and died there 25 April 1879. His wife died 18 Mar. 
1849. He was a member of the Second Advent Church. Children: 

1 Agnes A., b. 11 Nov. 1844; m. 3 July 1872, Prescott E. Knights. 

2 Caroline E., b. 2 March 1847; m. 8 June 1875, Melvin Hoyt. 

3 Sophia A., b. 9 Feb. J 849; ni. Stillman Knowlton. 

7 William Wallace, b. 15 April 1824; m. 1st, 10 May 1854, Mary, dau. of 

John and Mary (Purdee) Barber; (died 24 Sept. 1868); 2d, Mrs. 

Anna , dau. of Asa P. and Anna (Turner) Blake. He is a 

carpenter and carriage-maker, but lives on a small farm. He is 
a member of the Second Advent Church. Children: 

1 Martha Medora, b. 16 June 1855. 

2 John Hiram, b. 15 Oct. 1856. 

3 Lucy Marion, b. 13 July 1859; d. 16 March 1860. 

4 William Henry, b. 29 May 1861. 

5 Mary Armina, b. 30 Oct. 1863. 

son, b. 30 March 1868; died aged three weeks. 

8 Mark Furber, b. 25 June 1826; m. 9 Jan. 1863, in St. Paul, Minn., 

Mrs. Harriet Newel Cook, dau. of Abraham and Jane (Sloan) 
Pettijohu of Sardinia, Ohio. Until about the age of 40, he was a 
bridge-builder. He then went to Minnesota, where he is now a 
farmer, in West St. Paul. Children: 

1 Ethel Nancy, b. 11 Nov. 1863, in West St. Paul. 

2 Carrie Lena, b. 17 March 1865. 

3 Frederick Mark, b. 17 July 1867. 

9 Dorothy Ann, b. 3 Sept. 1829; m. Jonathan BuswellDrew; d. 14 

May 1859. 

10 Hiram Cortes, b. 17 Dec. 1831 ; married in Ontario a daughter of 

Lieut. Beatee of the English army. He died about 1879, in New 
London, wdiere his widow lived when last heard from. Children: 

1 Charles, b. about 1854. 

2 Mary, b. about 1856. 

11 Dorinda, b. 23 Dec. 1834; d. 28 Jan. 1863; unm. 



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Nathan Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 18 March 1792; mar- 
ried, June 1816, Olive Bekey, daughter of Francis and Sally 
(Grant) Berry of Milton, N. H. 

Soon after his marriage he removed to Wakefield, N. H., where 
he settled on wild land and cleared the farm which he occupied 
48 years. He died 13 Aug. 1870, and his widow, 10 Dec. 1871. 
They were members of the Freewill Baptist Church until 1854, 
and then became Second Adventists. 

Children : 

1 Joseph, b. 5 May 1817, in Milton; m. 18 July 1840, Caroline M., dau. 
of James and Jerusha (Packard) Aldrich of Lebanon, N. H. He 
early removed to Massachusetts. After the war he went to Oldi 
Point Comfort, Va., and established a mercantile business. Hej 
afterward left this to his brother and returned to New England,! 
where his occupation is that of hotel keeper. His wife died in] 
Somerville, Mass, 20 Jan. 1881. Children: 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 239 

1 Aclali, b. 28 March 1852, in Cliarlestown, Mass. ; m. July 1879, 

Clarence Watson. 

2 Gary, b. Dec. 1854; d. 1 March 1857. 

3 Nathan Herbert, b. 26 Aug. 18G2, in Somerville. 

4 James A., b. 29 Feb. 18G4. 

5 Joseph, b. 19 Aug. 1866. 

2 Sarah, b. 14 May 1819; m. Satchell Weeks. 

3 Francis, b. 1 May 1822, in Wakefield; m. 27 Oct. 185.3, in Boston, 

Clara Hosmer, dau. of Amasa and Sarah (Butler) Wilde of Wil- 
liamstown. He was a hotel-keeper in the West, and died at 
Atchison, Kansas, 21 Oct. 1864. Child: 
1 Sarah Frances, b. 17 July 18-54 ; lives in Boston with her mother. 

4 Lydia, b. 22 June 1824; m. James Shorey of Wakefield. 

5 Mark, b. 9 Sept. 1826; d. 15 Sept. 1828. 

6 Adah, b. 26 Dec. 1828; died in 1832. 

7 James B., b. 26 March 1831; was a printer in Boston, where he 

died 2 March 1874, and his widow still lives. 

8 John Garvin, b. 24 March 1833; m. 9 Nov. 1864, in Marysville, Cal., 

Margaret M., dau. of James Byrne of Boston, Mass. He is of 
the firm of Dakin & Libby, commercial soap manufacturers, San 
Francisco. Children: 

1 Olive Kate, b. 23 Aug. 1865, in Virginia City, Nevada. 

2 Jennie, b. 5 Feb. 1867, in Grass Valley, Cal. ; d. 29 June 1867. 
8 John Frank, b. 25 July 1869, in San Francisco. 

4 Lillie Maria, b. 2 Feb. 1872. 

5 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan. 1874. 

6 Fred Nathan, b. 7 Aug. 1875. 

7 Joseph Harrison, b. 14 May 1877. 

9 Horace, b. .30 July 1835; m. 1st, 18 Aug. 1855, Joan Pray, dau. of 

Daniel and Joan (Pray) Boss of Boston; (died 12 Feb. 1868, in 
Arlington); 2d, 23 Dec. 1870, Mrs. Ellen A. Lawford, dau. of 
Kobert Condon of Digby, N. S. He is a clerk, living in Boston. 
Children, by first wife: 

1 Georgianna, b. 16 Nov. 18.56, in Boston. 

2 Mary Joan, b. 7 May 1859. 

8 Fred B., b. 17 June 1862. 

By second wife : 

4 Horace, b. 21 April 1871. 

5 Robert Charles Winthrop, b. 6 July 187 . 

6 Olive Berry, b. 16 Dec. 187 . 

10 Elizabeth, b. 12 May 1837; m. Hiram Jones. 

11 Rufus R., b. 15 Sept. 1839; d. 13 Jan. 1857. 

12 Harrison, b. 22 Nov. 1841 ; unm. He was connected with the army 

in Virginia and North Carolina during the whole war. After the 
war he went into his brother's general store at Old Point Com- 
fort, near Fortress Monroe, Va., and now succeeds to the busi- 
ness. He is a prominent politician, being on almost all the Re- 
publican committees of Virginia. In 1880 he was tendered the 
nomination to Congress from the second district, but declined on 
account of business. 

13 Washington, twin with last, b. 22 Nov. 1841 ; m. 27 March 1866, 

Ellen M., dau. of Dea. John and Margery (Wiggin) Farnham of 
Wakefield. He is a farmer, living on the homestead. Children : 

1 Agnes E., b. 10 Nov. 1867. 

2 Nathan J., b. M) Oct. 1873. 
8 Olive M., b. 26 July 1877. 
4 Lucy M., b. 3 March 1880. 

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Samuel Libby, born in Berwick, Me,, 16 May 1781 ; married, 
25 Oct. 1806, in Newcastle, Maky J. Johnson of Kittery. He 



240 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

was some years toll gatherer at Damariscotta Bridge, in Newcas- 
tle, and was also a surveyor of wood and bark. He was also a 
tanner, and later kejjt a boot and slioe store. He finally moved 
to Wliitefield, where he died, 9 Feb. 1823. His widow died in 
Damariscotta, 4 Sept. 1861. 

Children : 

1 Hannah J., b. 8 Dec. 1810; m. 1827, Eufus Flye. 

2 Daniel, b. 8 Jan. 1812; d. 18 March 1S3G. He was a millwrij^ht. 

He went to Stillwater to build a mill, and died there, unm. 

3 Samuel, b. 16 Dec. 1812; m. Sarah Bastow of Nobleborough, Me. 

He was a tailor by trade, and carried on his business successively 
in Camden, Stillwater, Skowhegan, Rockland, and Nobleborough, 
and thence removed to Olympia, Washington Territory. He 
there took up land and cleared a farm. He also engaged in trade 
and held the office of postmaster. He died 20 April 1870, leaving 
sons Joseph B. and Gleorge B., and perhaps other children. 

4 Phebe M., b. H June 181(i; m. 1st, Washington Flye of Rockland; 

2d, Capt. Deak of Bangor; died 1 Mar. 1871. 

5 Joseph, b. 27 Sept. 1817; m.Ann E. HalL 

G Lucy Ann, b. 27 Dec. 1818 ; m. Robert D. Metcalf . 

7 William M., b. 11 Aug. 1820. He was a cabinet-maker. He worked 

several years in Bangor, and spent two and one-half years in Cal- 
ifornia. He died eight days after his return home, 30 Jan. 1851. 
Unmarried. 

8 Levi, b. 29 Mar. 1822; d. 26 Sept. 1823. 



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Levi Stowe Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 21 Aug. 1789; mar- 
ried, 22 May 1814, Ltdia H. Chick, daughter of Peter and Abi- 
gail (Haskell) Chick of Limington. 

He learned the blacksmith's trade in Portsmouth, N. H., and 
afterward worked for one Mayall in Gray, in a carding and fulling 
mill. Three years later he went into that business himself in 
Limington, and continued it until 1820, when he settled on a farm 
in Cornish. From 1844 until 1853, he lived in Hiram, and lived 
in Standish from that time until his death, 26 April 1867. His 
widow died in Cornish, 4 Aug. 1870. 

Children : 

1 Lucy Ann, b. 23 Feb. 1816; m. 1st, 1 June 1836, Daniel Cross; 2d, 

12"^ March 1843, Henry Thompson; 3d, William Chadbourn. 

2 Mary Abbie, b. 3 June 1818; m. 8 May 1842, Thomas J. Richardson; 

d. 22 June 1881. 

3 Daniel Jeremy, b. 13 July 1820; m. Mary Chase. 

4 Zilpha H., b. 11 April 1822; m. 6 July 1846, Rev. Joseph Smith. 

5 William B.. b. 29 May 1830; d. 16 Feb. 1833. 

6 Louisa B., b. 13 Sept. 1832; m. 12 Oct. 1851, Geo. E. Chadbourn. 

7 William Henry Harrison, b. 16 March 1835; m. 18 Nov. 18(59, Jennie 

F., dau. of William and Jane (Campbell) Hudson of Lowell, 
Mass. He spent 12 years mining on the Pacific coast. In 1863 
he returned to Standish. He has since been employed in farm- 
ing, freighting, biitchering, and (now) manufacturing ready-made 
clothing. He is postmaster at Standish. His only child died in 
infancy. 



THE SIXTH GEXEKATIOX. 241 

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Da^tiel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 23 Jan. 1775; married, 

1800, ExPERiEiN"CE Pray, daughter of Stephen and (Gnp- 

til) Pray. He lived with his father until 1806, and then settled 
on land which his father gave him in another place. He lived 
there until his death, 17 June 18G3, aged 88. His wife died 26 
Nov. 1843. 

Children, all born in Berwick : 

1 David, b. Nov. 1800; died aged 6 years. 

2 Abraham Pray, b. 26 Jau. 1802 ; m. Sally Pray. 

3 Alice, m. 11 March 1832, Lewis Downs of Lebanon. 

4 Catherine, m. Tristram Fall of Berwick. 

5 Lucretia, m. S May 1831, Moses Pray of Lebanon. 

6 Sally, died aged about five years. 



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Ebexezer Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 1 Feb. 1779; married, 
19 Feb. 1804. Haj^xah S. Smiley, daughter of Thomas and Ruth 
(Crosby) Smiley of Winslow, Me. 

In the spring of 1800, he went to Winslow, and worked at lum- 
bering, part of the time for Thomas Smiley, and part of the time 
for himself, until his marriage. He then settled on a farm in 
Albion. In 1848, he swapped this for another, in the northeast 
part of the same town, and there died, 2 Se23t. 1857. His widow 
died 31 Aug. 1863. 

His was the first barn in Albion raised without liquor, which 
was in 1835. 

His children were : 

1 Daniel, b. 23 Mar. 1801; m. 1st, Loney Broad; 2d, Frances A. 

Smiley. 

2 John, b. 17 Sept. 1806; m. Hannah Libby, 1-6-5-9-5-2. 

3 Kuth, b. 17 .July 1809; m. 1st, John Fall; 2d, Lysander Putnam. 

4 Thomas S., b. 18 Feb. 1819; m. Martha Miles. 

.5 Joseph Lyman, b. 19 .July 1821; m. Hester A. Quinn. 

6 Joanna, b. 12 Sept. 1823; d. 3 Aug. 1825. 

7 Albert T., b. 12 April 1826; m. Martha J. dau. of Thomas and Bet- 

sey (Fowler) Bradstreet of Albion; died in Albion, 9 July 1862. 
His widow died 26 April 1863. Children: 

1 Charles, b. May, 1860; d. 6 Feb. 1862. 

2 AUie T., b. Jan. 1862; d. 28 Dec. 1862. 

8 Hannah, b. 6 May 1828; m. S. K. Webb of Albion. 

9 Ebenezer, b. 5 June 1830; m. Mary R. Pratt. 



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JoH2^ Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 12 Oct. 1786 ; married, 23 
Feb. 1809, Abigail Libby, 1-6-9-10-3. He was a farmer in North 
Berwick until 1836, when he removed to Bradford, Me. Tliere 
he was a farmer, and owned saw and grist mills. He filled, at va- 
rious times, all the highest town offices. His death took place 17 
June 1858. His widow died 9 April 1868. 
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242 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all born in what is now North Berwick : 

1 Sophronia, b. 7 May 1811; d. 7 April 1820. 

2 Isaac, b. 8 June 1813; m. Mary Worster. 

3 rattie, b. 15 Sept. 181G; d. 18 June 1819. 

4 Jolm, b. 27 Dec. 1827; m. MaryE., dau. of Jacob C. and Sally (Han- 

son) Tasker. He worked at farming and milling until Nov. 1857, 
when he went to California, and went the next spring to Fra- 
zier's River. After about four years nothing was heard of him 
until his relatives were informed that he died 26 Feb. 1879, in 
Lead City, Dakota. Children: 

1 Nora, b. 28 March 1853; unm. 

2 Ivory, b. Dec. 1854; d. 21 Oct. 1861. 

3 Jessie F., b. 4 Feb. 1857; uum. 



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Capt. Ivory Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 1 Feb. 1793 ; mar- 
ried, 2(5 Nov. 1812, Olive Pray, daughter of Joseph and Dorcas 
Pray of Lebanon. He was a farmer on his father's homestead in 
what is now North Berwick, until 1845, when he sold out and, in 
company with his son Hebron, opened a general store at Great 
Falls, N. H. Four years later he bought the farm in Lebanon on 
which he lived until his death, 30 Aug. 1860. He was a captain 
in the North Berwick militia. His widow died 25 Aj^ril 1879. 

Children, all born in North Berwick : 

1 Mary, b. 17 May 1813; m. 28 Aug. 1831, as first wife, Hon. Frederick 

A. Wood; died 31 Dec. 1851. 

2 Caroline, b. 1 Nov. 1814; m. 10 Nov. 1834, Luke Pierce. 

3 Dorcas, b. 24 April 1817; m. Charles E. Goodwin; d. 22 Aug. 1856. 

4 Hebron, b. 10 Aug. 1819; m. 28 May 1842, Harriet, dau. of Samuel 

and Elizabeth (Wentworth) Pray of Lebanon. He went to Great 
Fails in 1839, and removed thence to Lebanon, with his father, in 
1849. In 1859 he again removed to Great Falls, and tlience, in 
1866, to Boston, where he is now a dealer in real estate and mort- 
gages. Children : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 8 May, d. 25 Aug., 1843. 

2 Athelbert E., b. 28 May 1846; d. 31 Dec. 1851. 

3 Samuel P., b. 15 Oct. 1848; m. 1 Nov. 1873, in Boston, Nellie 

Pratt, dau. of James Cromack. 

4 Wilbur L., b. 12 Feb. 1853; unm. He is a mariner. 

5 Herbert E., b. 10 June 1856; d. 24 May 1866. 

6 Hebron A., b. 7 Jan. 1859; unm. 

7 Forrest L.. b. 19 Aug. 1864. 

5 Martha, b. 31 March 1821; m. 21 May 1842, Willis N. Butler; d. 27 

Nov. 1853. 

6 Louisa, b. 2 June 1823; m. James Clark of Lebanon. 

7 Harriet, b. 14 May 1825; m. 20 Aug. 1843, John P. Staples. 

8 Ruth, b. 16 March 1827; m. 19 Jan. 1853, Hon. F. A. Wood. 

9 Sarah, b. 15 Dec. 1829; d. 3 Nov. 1850; unm. 

10 Ivory, b. 1 Sept. 1831; m. 29 Nov. 1852, Nancy, daughter of Abra- 
ham and Sarah (Goodwin) Hanscom. From 1854 until 1857 he 
was a miner in California. He served one year in the 8th Maine 
Reg. Band. On his return home in 1862, he settled on the farm 
now occupied by his sister Caroline, and bought from his brother 
Hebron the mills on Little River Falls. In 1870 he exchanged 
the mill and house for the farm he now occupies. He has been 
a trial justice since 1871, and has served four years as selectman. 
Children : 



THE SIXTH GENERATIO?^. 243 

1 Eoscoe, b. 1 Oct. 1853; m. 1874, Emma O., dau. of Geo. W. and 

Mary E. (Atkinson) Goodrich of Berwick. He was two years 
in the blacksmith business in E. Rochester, N. H., but is now 
a farmer, living with his father. Children : 

1 Herbert, b. 26 Aug. 1876. 

2 May, b. 16 Dec. 1879. 

2 Harvey, b. 11 July 1860; unm. 

3 Dana, b. 18 Sept. 1803; d. 28 Aug. 1865. 

4 Sarah, b. 16 Aug. 1865. 

5 Dana, b. 22 March 1867. 

6 Mary, b. 1 Dec. 1868; d. 6 Jan. 1869. 

7 Hattie, b. 17 March 1871. 

8 Lettie, b. 20 Feb. 1873. 

11 Olive, b. 10 Oct. 1833; m. 1 Dec. 1853, Edwin Hanscom. 

12 Clara, b. 18 June 1838; m. 9 Oct. 1858, Alpheus S. Hanscom. 

13 John, b. 23 Dec. 1839; m. 11 Sept. 1862, Sabina, dau. of Sabina (Lib- 

by) Dillingham, 1-6-9-3-1-1. He lives on his father's homestead in 
Lebanon, a farmer and school-teacher. He was for some years 
a preacher of the Baptist Church, and is now a deacon of the 
church in Lebanon. He is president of the York County Young 
Men's Christian Association. His wife died 24 July 1880. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Carrie, b. 5 May 1864. 

2 Grace, b. 5 June 1866. 

3 Lucy Belle, b. 11 June 1869. 

4 Elsie, b. 26 Sept. 1872. 

5 Irving, b. 16 Aug. 1876. 

6 John Dillingham, b. 28 May 1880. 

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Wentwoeth Ltebt, born in Lebanon, Me., 6 May 1784; mar- 
ried first, 4 Dec. 1807, Eunice Haedison; (died 15 Aug. 1826); 
second, 6 Mar. 1827, Charlotte Parsons. He died 5 Aug. 1862. 
His widow died 19 June 1864. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Kebecca, b. 1 Dec. 1808; d. 16 Jan. 1826. 

2 Jane, b. 12 June 1811. 

3 Eunice, b. 10 July 1813. 

4 Isaac, b. 16 March 1816 ; d. 12 April, same year. 

5 Isaac H., b. 12 Sept. 1817. 

6 Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1823. 

By second wife : 

7 Frances Ann, b. 16 Nov. 1827; m. 15 May 1845, Alvan W. Thurston. 

8 Nancy, b. 22 Jan. 1830. 

9 Priscilla, b. 1 Nov. 1832. 

10 Charlotte, b. 3 May 1834. 

11 Daniel, b. 18 March 1836; m. 29 March 1874, Adeline A. Watson; 

lives in Parkman, Me. Child : 
1 Addie Mary, b. 2 Sept. 1876. 

12 Betsey, b. 24 May 183S. 

13 John, b. 8 Aug. 1840. 

14 Julia A., b. 22 Dec. 1842. 

15 Corris Jane, b. 2 March 1846; d. 15 Sept. 1847. 

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Oliver Libbt, born in Lebanon, Me., 23 December 1788; mar- 
ried first, 16 Sept. 1813, Hannah Delano, daughter of Elder 



244 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Zeberlee Delano ; (died 24 Nov. 1815, in Lebanon); second, 1 
May 1817, Lydia Littlefield, daughter of Ebenezer Littlefield. 
She died in 1848. 

He lived on the homestead farm six years after his marriage, 
and then removed to Albion, where he lived seven years. He 
then exchanged farms with his brother John, and lived eight 
years in Embden. Eight years later he returned to Albion. Late 
in life he went to New York State, and died in Harrison, 2 Sept. 
1859. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Nathaniel B.. b. 4 Sept. 1814; m. 8 Dec. 1850, Martha, clau. of Moses 

and Hannah (Hnssey) Noble of Berwick. He followed the sea 
until his marriage, and is now a farmer in Albion. He was liv- 
ing in Great Falls, N. H., when the war broke out, and served 
three years in the 4th N. H. Vol. Children : 

1 Frederick M.. b. 7 Sept. 1853, in Farmington, N. H. ; m. 25 Dec. 

1879, Jennie Lambert; lives in Lawrence, Mass. 

2 Estelle, b. 27 Jan. 1855, in Lawrence, Mass.; m. 1875, Willard 

H. Sprague of Columbia. Me. 

3 Charles P., b. 5 Feb. 1858, in Norway, Me. ; d. 10 July 1860. 

4 Elfie, b. 12 Jan. 1860, in Norway, Me. 

5 Nettie, b. 9 Mar. 1862 ; d. 4 Aug. 1863, in Great Falls, N. H. 

By second wife : 

2 Hannah, b. 26 Dec. 1817 ; m. John Libby, 1-6-5-5-3-2. 

3 Pollv, b. 12 April 1820; m. Chas. Strattou of Albion. 

4 Betsey, b. 24 Jan. 1822; d. 10 Aug. 1825. 

5 Lois, b. 16 Feb. 1824; d. 16 Sept. 1825. 

6 Betsey, ) twins, b. 17 April ) d. 1850 ; unm. 

7 Lois, ) 1827, in Embden; j d. 16 May 1827. 

8 Julia Ann, b. 1 July 1831; m. John Whitney of Newburgh, Me.; d. 

31 July 18.59. 
■9 Laura, b. 27 Nov. 1833, in Albion; died 1852. 

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Daniel Libby, born in Lebanon, Me., 7 Dec. 1793 ; married 
first, Jan. 1819, in Marblehead, Mass., Elizabeth Scores of that 
place ; (died 11 May 1837); second, 3 Oct. 1837, Nancy B. Palm- 
er of Albion, 

Upon his marriage he settled on a farm in Albion, Me., and 
there lived until about 1848. From that time he lived succes- 
sively in China, Waterville, Albion, and finally in China, where 
his wife died, 4 Dec. 1872. He then sold his place and boarded 
with Mrs. Hollis Broad and Willard Lancaster until his death, 28 
July 1876. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 7 Oct. 1821 ; m. 17 March 1843, Zimri Heywood of 

Winslow. 

2 Albion Chroghan, b. 8 Oct. 1823; m. Eoanna Bi'iggs Eoyal. He 

was in the Mexican war and was honorably discharged. He 
never returned home however, but became a stage driver on the 
overland route to California. When last heard from, about 1871, 
he was in Los Angeles Co., California. His wife and a daughter 
are in Cambridge, Mass. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 245 

3 Elizabeth, b. 6 May 1825; m. May 1846, Otis Starkey, jr. ; died 12 

Dec. 1851, ill Waterville. 

4 Edward Scores, b. 22 April 1827; d. 20 ISTov. 1854; num. 

5 Sarah, b. 27 March 1829; d. 19 June 1837. 

6 Daniel, b. 25 .Jan. 1831; m. 11 Feb. 1855, Caroline Melissa, dan. of 

.Jeremiah and .Jane Urau (Hobbs) Wardwell of Winslow. He 
was a farmer in Winslow 12^ years, and then became a middleman 
in cattle and other things. Since 1875 he has lived in Water- 
ville. No children. 

7 Abigail, b. 18 Aug. 1835 ; d. 20 May 1837. 

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John Libbt, born in Lebanon, Me., about 1797 ; married Polly 
HoDGDON, daughter of Benjamin Hodgdon of Ossipee, N. PI. He 
worked at farming and lumbering. He was I'iilled in a sawmill in 
the interior of Maine, by a log rolling over him. This was in the 
fall of 1822, and two weeks later, in September, his wife died in 
Ossipee of fever. 

Only child : 

1 Thomas Hodgdon, b. 11 Nov. 1819, in Ossipee; m. 14 April 1843, 
Mary A., dau. of John and Amy (Lord) Goodwin of Lebanon. 
He lived with his mother's father until he was fourteen. From 
that time he worked at many callings, latterly shoemaking, until 
1850, when he settled on the farm in Lebanon since occupied by 
him. He has since been a farmer, shoemaker, and peddler. 
Children, all born in Lebanon : 

1 John Goodwin, b. 25 Feb. 1844; died unmarried. He was a 

member of the 17th Maine Vol., and was among the missing 
of the battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863. 

2 Amanda, b. 20 Jan. 1848 ; d. 24 Oct. 1867. 

3 Ruth, b. 24 Feb. 1849; d. 15 March 1849. 

4 Charles Henry, b. 15 June; d. 13 Oct., 1852. 

5 Charles Henry, b. 21 Oct. 1855; m. 9 March 1876, Alice J., dau. 

of Geo. and Emily (Butler) Pray of Sanford. He lives at 
home, and carries on the homestead farm. His wife died 15 
April 1881. Child: 
1 Ernest Pray, b. 26 July 1877. 

6 Wilhe, b. 15 July, d. 23 Aug., 1857. 

7 Thomas Franklin, b. 17 Jan., d. 29 Aug., 1861. 

8 Jennie Goodwin, b. 19 March, d. 20 Oct., 1863. 

9 John Goodwin, b. 11 Feb. 1866. 



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William Pepperell Libbt, born in Lebanon, Me., 12 Dec. 
1803 ; married, 30 March 1826, Sarah Drown, daughter of Dea. 
Henry and Isabella (Morrison) Drown of Rochester, IST. H. 

He removed to Chesterville in 1829, and thence to Bond Co., 
111., in 1837. While in Maine he was for the most part a country 
merchant, but in Illinois he was a farmer until his death, in Elm 
Point, 4 March 1864. His widow died 13 April following. They 
were both members of the Presbyterian Church. 

Children : 

1 Amanda Filzalan, b. 12 Aug. 1826; m. Leander D. Jernigau. Sev- 
en children. 



246 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AIMERICA. 

2 Malvina Dmmatli, b. 1 Oct. 1828; d. 30 March 1841. 

3 William Albert, b. 13 Av\g. 1832; m. 12 Kov. 1857, Nancy E., dau. 

of Win. aud Nancy (Finley) Parsley of Elm Point. He was en- 
gaged in trade, as clerk and as principal, in Elm Point and in St. 
Louis, until the war, and since the war has been a farmer in Elm 
Point. His wife died 9 Dec. 1870. Children: 

1 Harriet M., b. 7 Jan. 18.59. 

2 Joel H., b. 27 Nov. 1861. 

3 William P., b. 28 June 1865. 

4 Kose M., b. 15 May 1867. 

5 Nancy D., b. 17 Oct. 1869. 

4 Sarah Adeline, b. 12 Jan. 1833; m. Albert H. McLain. Nine children. 

5 Henry AVashington, b. 9 Oct. 1835; d. 26 Sept. 1845. 

6 Ivory Hobbs, b. 16 Aug. 1837; m. 1st, Sarah Shake; (died); 2d, 

Amanda Jernigan. He is a farmer at Newton, Kans. One child 
by his first wife, and six by his second. 

7 Samuel Harrison, b. 22 Oct. 1840; m. 17 March 1862, Nancy E., dau. 

of James and Mary M'Cracken of Bethel, 111. He served three 
years in the late war, and is now a farmer. Children: 

1 SallieM., b. 17Dec. 1864. 

2 James W., b. 5 April 1866. 

3 Ella A., bt 23 Dec. 1868. 

4 Henry P., b. 28 March 1870; d. 2 May 1871. 

5 John A., b. 3 May 1872. 

6 M'Cracken, b. 2 Nov. 1880; d. 25 .July 1881. 

8 John Barber, b. 22 Oct. 1842; m. Laura A. McLain. He is a farmer 

at Newton. Five children, one deceased. 

9 Edward Payson, b. 20 Dec. 1844; m. Alice Lirnaweaver; lives in 

Newton, a farmer. No children. 

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Samuel Wentworth Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 10 April 
1809; married, 5 Dec. 1844, Lovi]N'a Hopkins, daughter of Oliver 

and (Prescott) Hopkins of Peru, Me. He was reared in 

Litchfield, Since 1835 he has been engaged in the manufacture 
of bricks, in Augusta, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, and Lewis- 
ton, his present residence. He served as selectman in Litchfield, 
and has been twice a member of the Lewiston City Council. His 
wife died 1 March 1877. 

Children : 

1 Samuel Orator, b. 21 March 1847, in Litchfield; m. May 1868, Nancy 

Jane Knight of Peru. He served 1^ years in the Maine cavalry 
in the late war. He afterward learned the photographer's art 
and was in business in Augusta at the time of his death, which 
took place 21 May 1869. No children. His widow lives in Illinois. 

2 Horace, b. 28 Sept. 1848; m. 7 Dec. 1874, Amanda, dau. of John H. 

and Martha H. (Sleeper) Pettengill of Lewiston, where he resides. 
Their only child died in infancy. 

3 Sherburn, b. 28 May 1852, in Lewiston: d. 20 Aug. 1853. 

4 Daniel Oliver, b. 23 .July 18.54; d. 19 Nov. 1860. 
5, 6 twin sous, b. 7 Sept., died in October, 1864. 

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Alvah J. Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 4 May 1811 ; married, 
3 May 1846, Hannah Richardson, daughter of Abijah and Eliz- 
abeth (Johnson) Richardson of Litchfield. He removed to Bath, 
where he was in business many years, and died 13 Aug. 1877. 
His wife died 23 Dec. 1875. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 247 

Cliilclren : 

1 Ella Annette, b. 18 April 1848, in Litchfield; m. 28 Aug. 1876, Geo. 

E. Mclntire, now of Medford, Mass. 

2 Irving Alvah, b. 1 March 1853, in Bath; m. 16 April 1873, Charlotte 

R., dau. of Thomas and Alice (Wylie) Oliver of Phipsburg. He 
lives in Bath. No children. 

3 Clara Adelaide, b. 31 Oct. 18.5G; m. 1 July 1875, Wm. D. Oliver. 

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Capt. David Libbt, born in Berwick, Me., 1772 ; married fii'st, 
Alice Libbt, 1-6-5-5-4:; (died about 1807) ; second, 28 Dec. 1808, 
Anne Smith, daughter of Ichabod and (Jones) Smith. 

He went to Lebanon a young man, and opened a store on the 
spot afterward occupied by the Baptist parsonage. After about 
twelve years he was ruined by a dishonest partner, and afterward 
gained a livelihood by tending a grist and carding mill, and from 
the small farm on which he always lived. He was a cajjtain in 
the militia. He died 5 Dec. 1821. His widow died 14 March 
1871, aged 85. 

Children, by his first wife : 

1 Sabina, b. 29 April 1802 ; m. 12 Dec. 1S24, Paul Dillingham. 

2 Fanny, b. 1 Jan. 1804; m. 14 Sept. 1826, Ebenezer Brackett. 

3 Clarissa, b. 7 Nov. 1805; m. 29 Nov. 1841, Geo. Littlefield. 

By second wife : 

4 Ebenezer, b. 29 July 1809; m. 1st, 23 Nov. 1844, Joanna M., dau. of 

Ebenezer and Betsey (Eoberts) Pray; (died 16 Feb. 1847); 2d, 19 

Aug. 1850, Lucetta, dau. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Gerrish) Fall 

of Lebanon. Upon his marriage, he settled on the farm in 

Lebanon which he has since occupied. Only child, by first wife: 

1 Owen, b. 23 Aug. 1845; m. 29 Dec. 1870, Lucie L., dau. of Isaac 

and Mehitable (Smith) Guptil of North Berwick. He is a 

farmer in Lebanon. Children : 

1 Clifton Guptil, b. 10 Nov. 1871, in North Berwick. 

2 Cecil Wiuthrop, b. 10 Nov. 1873, in North Berwick. 

5 Alice, b. 24 April 1811 ; m. 20 Dec. 1835, Charles Chase. 

6 Ehza Ann, b. 23 July 1813; d. 5 Nov. 1832, in Great Falls, N. H. 

7 Robert, b. 13 June 1815; m. 4 April 1836, Hannah, dau. of Thomas 

and Mary (Lord) Murray of Lebanon. He was a shoemaker. 
When he was married he bought the house and small piece of 
land now occupied by the widow, Ruth (Libby) Wood, 1-6-5-5-9-8. 
There he died, 2 Feb. 1856. His widow and son sold, and bought 
the farm they now occupy. Only child : 
1 George Frank, b. 18 June 1838; m. 25 Nov. 1859, his cousin, 

Irene L., dau. of Samuel and Jane (Murray) Usher of Bidde- 

f ord. Children : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 3 Sept. 1860. 

2 Clara, b. 26 Oct. 1862. 

3 Almeda, b. 3 June 1865. 

4 Lizzie, b. 12 Jan. 1869. 

5 Nellie, b. 21 Sept. 1870. 

6 Nettie, b. 13. Jan. 1872. 

8 Phebe, b. 30 May 1817; m. Amos Conwcll of Iowa. 

9 David, b. 1819; never married. He was a farmer. He served 

through the Mexican war, and died in hospital, at New Orleans. 
La., Dec. 1848. 
10 Isetta, b. 17 Dec. 1821 ; d. 20 April 1822. 



248 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AISIERICA. 

1-6-9-4-5 

Joshua Libby, born in Berwick, now South Berwick, Me., 27 
May 1785 ; married first, 1807, ALicE Peay, daughter of Thomas 
Pray of Lebanon; second, 1826, Sarah Grant, daughter of 
Edw. and Betsey (Leavitt) Grant, also of Lebanon. 

In his earlier days lie was a carpenter, but after his second mar- 
riage, a farmer. He was a justice of the peace and a trial justice. 
He died 22 Nov. 1858. His widow died in Boston, in 1876. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Charles, b. 1809; died from burns, aged about 4. 

2 Thomas, b. 1811; d. 1865. at sea; unm. He was always a sailor ex- 

ce^jt five years spent in the regular army. 

3 Lucius P., b. 20 July 1815; m. 1st, 10 Mar. 1839, in Missouri, Eleanor 

Bennings Cousins of New York City; (died of cholera, 1851) ; 2d, 
1 Jan. 1860, Sarah J. Long of Kentucky. He is a carpenter by 
trade, and lives in Perry, 111. He served in the Union army 
through the late war, as master-mechanic in the quartermaster's 
department. Only child: 

1 Mary Eleanor, b. 1 Dec. 1847, in Perry; m, 14 March 1871, Kev. 
Charles F. Williams. 

By second wife : 

4 Edward P., b. 14 May 1827 ; m. 1st, Nov. 1847, Louisa, dau. of Jacob 

and Lucy Hersom of Lebanon; (died 1852, in Lebanon); 2d, 
June, 18.53, in Lynn, Mass., Marion D. Mercy of Fairlee, Vt. ; (died 
June, 1880). He is a mason and has built many large buildings, 
botli in the East and West. He now lives in Fairlee. Only child: 
1 Frank M., b. 4 July 18-54, in Chelsea, Mass.; unm. He is an 
express messenger in Colorado. 

5 Jeremiah Leavitt, b. 16 April 1820; m. 21 Nov. 1852, Elizabeth E., 

dau. of John and Deborah I. (Wellman) Hepstenstall of Lynn, 
Mass. He learned the shoemaker's trade at Great Falls, N. H., 
and in 1848 went to Lynn, Mass. He worked there at his trade 
until 1860, when he engaged in the manufacture of soles, which 
business he still successfully continues. Children: 

1 Charles H., b. 5 July 1854; unm. He graduated fi'om Amherst 

College in 1880, and is now in the Boston Law School. 

2 Walter M., b. 27 April 1858; unm. He is in company with his 

father. 

3 Everett E., b. 11 April 1861. 

4 Edith M., b. 19 Nov. 1867. 

5 Sarah L., b. 11 March 1875. 

6 Charles H. , b. 4 Feb. 1832 ; m. 12 Nov. 1857, Julia A. , dau. of Thomas 

and Dorcas (Goodwin) Legro of Lebanon. He served as private 
through the war. He lived for the most part on his father's 
homestead until 1871, when he removed to Saugus, Mass., and 
engaged in the leather business in Lynn. Children: 

1 EUery C, b. 8 March 1859; unm. 

2 Florence L., b. 14 Nov. 1800; unm. 

3 Frederick, b. 22 Nov., d. 27 Nov., 1867. 

4 Fannie B., b. 4 March 1869. 

5 William H., b. 14 Nov. 1872; d. 25 Sept. 1873. 

7 Lydia A., b. 16 Dec. 1835; m. 1862, Isaac H. Welton of Boston. 

8 TheodosiaM., b. 8 June 1838; m. 29 Jan. 1866, Erastus H. Curtis. 

1-6-9-4-6 

Nathaniel Libby, born in Berwick, Me., 22 Dec. 1790 ; mar- 
ried, 24 Nov. 1813, TiRZAH Lord, daughter of Nathan Lord of 
Lebanon. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION, 249 

In his early days lie followed the sea. When he was married 
he bought mills in Ossipee, N". H., and lived there about twenty 
years. He removed thence to Bethlehem, where he was engaged 
in lumbering many years, and finally settled on a farm. He 
served as selectman of Bethlehem many years, and also repre- 
sented the town in the state legislature. He was a member of 
the Congregational Church. His death took place 18 July 1840. 
His widow died 24 Oct. 1846. 

Children : 

1 Mercy L., b. 24 May 1814, in Lebanon; m. 5 April 1836, Benj. Noyes 

of Haverhill, N. H. ; died 15 April 1847. 

2 Charles, b. 28 Aug. 1816, in Ossipee ; m. Phebe P. Aldrich. 

3 Sarah Ann, b. 7 May 1818. She and her sister Hannah, while in 

Lowell, Mass., were led astray by the Mormons. They both 
married, in Nauvoo, 111., 20 Nov. 1845, George Albert Smith, one 
of the leaders. He was born in Potsdam, N. Y., 26 June 1817, 
and died in Salt Lake City, 1 Sept. 1875. Beside the two sisters 
he had three other wives. Sarah died of consumption, 12 June 
1851. Her only child was : 

1 John Henry (Smith), b. 18 Sept. 1S48, near Council Bluffs, Iowa; 
m. 1st, 20 Oct. 1866, Sarah Farr, born in Salt Lake City 30 
Oct. 1849; 2d, 4 April 1877, Josephine Grosbeck, born in Salt 
Lake City 13 Oct. 1857. Reared a Mormon, his conscience 
has been educated to think polygamy right, and he has the 
utmost faith in the sainthood of Joseph Smith and others. 
He is one of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church, 
representative to the territorial legislature of Utah, and a 
member of the Salt Lake City Council. Children, by wife 
Sarah : 

1 John Henry (Smith), b. 28 Feb. 1868; d. 20 Sept. following. 

2 George Albert (Smith), b. 4 April 1870. 

3 Lorin Farr (Smith), b. 22 April 1872; d. 9 July following. 

4 Don Carlos (Smith), b. 18 March 1874. 

5 Ezra Chase (Smith), b. 22 Sept. 1876. 

By wife Josephine : 

6 Sarah Ann (Smith), b. 22 Oct. 1878. 

By wife Sarah : 

7 Charles Warren (Smith), b. 3 Aug. 1879; d. 7 Dec. 1879. 

8 Winslow Farr (Smith), b. 19 Jan. 1881. 

By wife Josephine : 

9 Mcholas Groes (Smith), b. 20 June 1881. 

4 Elizabeth R., b. 19 March 1821; m. 2 July 1840, Samuel Noyes of 

Haverhill; d. 25 Oct. 1854. 

5 Daniel Lord, b. 28 Oct. 1823; m. 1st, 29 May 1855, Mary Caroline, 

dau. of Nathaniel and Mary (Craigen) Reynolds of Greenfield, N. 
H.; (died 29 Jan. 1869, in Oshkosh, Wis.); 2d, 11 June 1872, 
Laura Ann, dau. of Hartson and Rachel (Chandler) Reed of Phil- 
lips, Me. Before his marriage he lived about nine years in Lowell, 
Mass., and five years in California. Immediately after his mar- 
riage he removed to Oshkosh, Wis., where he has since lived. 
He engaged in the manufacture of lumber, and also in the manu- 
facture of sash, doors and blinds, in which latter business he is a 
partner in the firm of Williamson, Libby & Co. He was one of 
the organizers of the Union National Bank of Oshkosh in 1871, 
and has been its president since. He has been twice alderman, 
and twice comity supervisor. Children, by first wife : 



250 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 George Arthur, b. 26 Aug. 1858; cl. 11 Dec. 1875. 
• 2 Frank Herman, b. 9 April 1860. 

3 Mary Aseneth, b. 18 July 1862. 

By second wife : 

4 Carrie Eand, b. 13 Jvme 1873. 

5 Charles Arthur, b. Feb. 1875. 

6 Jeremiah (!olby, b. 30 Dec. 1825 ; m. 3 June 1852, Susan Maria, dau. 

of Enoch and Susannah (Brown) Kenuey of Whitelield. He 
learned the cabinet-maker's trade, and afterward followed the 
sea six years. In 1848 he settled in Whitefield and was employed 
in a sawmill, and thence removed to St. Johnsbury, Vt. Two 
years he w'as out in the war, and aftetward moved to Coaticook, 
Que., from which place he moved in 1867 to Whitefield, where he 
has since resided. Since the war he has been a millwright. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Carrie E., b. 12 Oct. 1853; m. 12 May 1875, Albert W. Johnson 

of Whitefield. Child: 
1 Ellis C. (Johnson), b. 10 Mar. 1878. 

2 Katie E., b. 23 Mar. 18G6, in Coaticook. 

3 Avie G., b. 4 Sept. 1869. 

7 Hannah Maria, b. 6 June 1828; m. Geo. A. Smith, as above told. 

She is still living. Children : 

1 Charles Warren (Smith), b. 16 Jan. 1849, near Council Bluffs; 

m. 5 Oct. 1868, Isabel Martin. He is a farmer in Provo City. 
Children : 

1 Hannah Isabel (Smith), b. 26 Nov. 1869. 

2 Sophrona Lydia (Smith), b. 8 Feb. 1871. 

3 Lucy Meserve (Smith), b. 20 Sept. 1873; d. 24 March 1880. 

4 Tirzah Libby (Smith), b. 13 March 1876; d. 4 April 1881. 

5 Jessie (Smith), b. 14 May 1878. 

6 Ethel (Smith), b. 12 Jan. 1880. 

7 Zora (Smith), b. 14 Sept. 1881. 

2 Sarah Maria (Smith), b. 1 Jan. 1856, in Provo City, Utah; m. 

4 July 1879, Byron Oliver Colton. Child: 
1 Stella Smith (Colton), b. 6 June 1880. 

3 Eunice Albertine (Smith), b. 6 Mar. 1860; d. 28 Oct. 1863, 

4 George Albert (Smith), b. 7 April 1862; d. 28 Oct. 1863. 

5 Grace Libby (Smith), b. 14 May 1865. 

8 John Quincy Adams, b. 12 Dec. 18:30; m. 12 Mar. 1857, Aurelia 

Chase, daughter of Baker and Sophronia (Abbot) Dodge of White- 
field. He followed the sea three years, and has since been a lum- 
berman. Except two and one-half years from 1849, spent in Cal- 
ifornia, and from 1866 to 1872, spent in Oshkosh, Wis., his resi- 
dence has been Whitefield. He is now in the lumber business in 
West Newbury, Vt. He represented Whitefield in the N". H. 
Legislature in 1874 and 1875. Adopted children : 

a Eifie Josephine (Libby), (dau. of George and Sarah (Bean) Hodg- 
don), b. 5 Sept. 1856; m. 1 Jan. 1879, Williard H. Armington. 

b Elmer Plumer (Libby), (sou of George and Sarah R. Barnard), 
b. 18 Aug. 1862. 

9 George W., b. 6 Nov. 1833; m. 5 Nov. 1859, Ellen A., dau. of 

William F., and Caroline (Webb) Bell of Whitefield. At fifteen 
he went to California where he stayed seven years. He has since 
been a lumber manufacturer in Whitefield. He is now in com- 
l^any with his brother Nathaniel, doing a large business. He has 
been selectman of the town and twice, 1868 and 1869, representa- 
tive to the legislature. Children : 

1 George W., b. 4 April 1863. 

2 Bertha C, b. 29 Sept. 1868. 

10 Nathaniel W., b. 22 March 1836, in Bethlehem; m. 29 June 1864, 
Mariuua B., dau. of Wm. R. and Mehitable B. (Cole) Sawyer of 
Whitefield. He has always been a lumberman, and always, ex- 
cept three years in Oshkosh, lived in Whitefield. Children : 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 251 

1 Milford F., b. 10 May 1867. 

2 Willie H. L., b. 26 July 1871. 

3 Martlia L. E., b. 9 April 1873. 

4 Daniel W., b. 21July 1875. 

11 Henry C, b. 2 Aug. 1839; m. 22 Nov. 1865, Ellen M., dau. of Henry 
and Evelyn (Farr) Thomas of Littleton, N. H. He lives in Beth- 
lehem, where he owns the Alder Brook mill, formerly owned by 
his father. Children: 

1 Theresa Blanche, b. 7 Sept. 1866, in Whitefield. 

2 Herman Thomas, b. 6 July 1868, in Whitefield. 

3 Grace Evelyn, b. 13 June 1878, in Whitefield. 



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Dea. Jonathan Libbx, born either in Berwick or Sanford, Me., 
1782 ; married, 27 Dec. 1808, Hannah Knox of Lebanon. 

He was a farmer, and settled in Livermore immediately after 
his marriage, from which place he moved in 1822 to Corinna, He 
lived in Corinna, on the farm now owned by Namo Haskell, until 
old age, but died with his daughter Sarali, in Bangor, 29 July 
1856. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church. His wife died 
about 1851. 

Cliildren, all born in Livermore : 

1 Benjamin, b. 2 Dec. 1804; m. Susan Knowles and Mary Coffin. 

2 Daniel, b. 11 Jan. 1807; m. 1st, 29 March 1832, Florena Blaisdell; 

(died 11 June 1846, in Orono, Me.) ; 2d, 18 Oct. 1848, Jane W., 
dau. of Joseph and Jane (Webster) Mitchell of Freeport. He 
was successfully engaged in farming, lumbering, and milling, in 
Orono, about thirty years. In 1866 he removed to a farm in Web- 
ster Plantation, and thence, in 1871, to Molunkus, where he ran 
the Read Hotel until his death, 12 July 1873. Children, by first 
wife: 

1 Augustus, b. 31 Aug. 1833, in Corinna. After an apprentice- 

ship with Samuel Libby, l-4-4-:^-3-l, in the druggist's busi- 
ness, he went into business himself in Biddeford, where he 
continued until his death, 21 Aug. 1865; unm. 

2 daughter, b. 25 May 1846; d. 27 May 1846. 

By second wife: 

3 Flora M., b. 5 Dec. 1853; m. James B. Libby, 1-5-2-5-6-5-3. 

3 Leander S., b. 28 Aug. 1808; m. Hannah P. Crowell. 

4 Lydia, b. 1810; m. John Dow: died in 1835. 

5 Sarah, b. 1812; m. Col. David Thomas. 

6 Abby, b. 1814; m. John Dow, above mentioned. 

7 Betsey, b. 1816; m. John March. 

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BENjAiHN Libby, born in Sanford, Me., about 1784 ; married 
Abigail Edgecomb of Gardiner. He was at first a mill hand, 
and afterward bought a farm in Pittsfield, where he died in 1825. 
His 'Wife died 18 April 1823. 

Children, all born in Gardiner : 

1 Sarah, b. 25 Dec. 1809; m. Joseph Albee; d. 4 Jan. 1880. 

2 Joseph E., b. 13 June 1811; u.nm. He followed the sea. He served 

in the war and when last heard from was in Hong Kong. 



252 THE LIBCY FAMILY IN AJNIERICA. 

3 Ebenezer, b. 27 July 1813; d. 16 May 1814. 

4 Mary, b. 26 May 1815; m. 2 Dec. 1832, Geo. A. Emery of Vassal- 

borough, now of Lock Haven, Penn. Children : 

1 George M. (Emery), b. 22 Feb. 1834, m Fairfield, Me. 

2 John C. (Emery), b. 18 Aug. 1836; m. Maria L. Clark. 

3 Thankful B. (Emery), b. 16 Oct. 1838; d. 12 Nov. 1838. 

4 Benjamin L. (Emery), b. 2 May 1840; m. Ann C. Freeman. 

5 Orlando H. (Emery), b. 29 June 1842; m. Mary E. Pearsall. 

6 James M. (Emery), b. 1 Jan. 1845; m. Luella Clark. 

7 Silas W. (Emery), b. 1 Sept 1846; d. 7 April 1859. 

8 Joseph L. (Emery), b. 2 March 1848; m. Jennie C. Freeman. 

5 Benjamin, b. 3 Aug. 1817; m. 13 Aug. 1845, Lucy A., dau. of Na- 

thaniel and Mary (Snell) Atwood of Fairfield. He was a sailor 
and lumberman until 1852, when he settled on a farm in Fairfield. 
He was a lieutenant in the war, and on his return home removed 
to Nebraska, where he lived until 1S75. In that year he was 
burnt out, and removed to his present farm in Zephyr, Kans. 
Children: 

1 George E., b. 2 March 1849; d. 21 Dec. 1852. 

2 Georgie E., b. 10 Jan 1853; m. 1 Nov. 1878, iu Beloit, Kans., 

Ensworth. Child : 

1 Alice M. (Ensworth), b. 12 Aug. 1879. 

3 Annie L.,b. 13 Aug. 1854; m. 12 Oct. 1872, in Pawnee City, 

Neb., C. H. Curtis. Children: 

1 Maud A. (Curtis), b. 7 Oct. 1873, in Pawnee City, Neb. 

2 Nellie (Curtis), b. 14 Aug. 1875; d. 9 March 1879. 

3 Lucy B. (Curtis), b. 8 Aug. 1879, in Zephyr, Kans. 

6 Emily, b. 11 Jan. 1821 ; m. 1842, in Hartland, Me., John Hanscomb. 

7 Hannah, died in childhood. 

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Solomon LiBP.Y, born in Sanford, Me., 1788; married Jane 
McCausland of Gardiner. 

He was ninny years a farmer in Pittsfield. After liis wife's 
death in 1841, he removed to Pennsylvania and engaged in lum- 
bering. In 1864 he went back to New Hampshii-e and thence, a 
year later, removed to Minnesota, where his daughter Juliette then 
lived. He went away about 1874 and has not since been heard of. 

Children, all born in Pittsfield : 

1 Sanford, b. 1815; married, in the West Indies, Henrietta Jones of 

Germany; died in 1879. Children: 

1 Mary. 

2 Fred. 

3 Julia. 

2 Mary,Jane, m. 1st, Eufus Briggs; 2d, Isaac Tesdell. 

3 John S., b. Aug. 1820; m. Oct. 1844, Caroline, daughter of Dr. L. O. 

and Mary C. (Cook) Wood of Eaton, N. H. He worked before 
marriage in lumber mills in Pittsfield, and afterward in Bangor. 
He served about a year in the 1st Me. H. Artillery, and was killed 
before Petersburg!!, 18 June 1864. He was an earnest member of 
the Methodist Church. Children: 

1 John F., b. 27 March 1847; d. July 1850. 

2 Forrest O., b. 31 March 1854. He was connected with the 

Hotel Brunswick, in Boston, but has not been heard from 
lately. He was married in 1878. 

3 Sarah L. , b. 22 Aug. 1857 ; unm. She lives with her mother iu 

Bangor. 

4 Albert. He was a lumberman in Pennsylvania. He went west 

with his father and has not since been heard from. He was un- 
married. 






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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 253 

5 Solomon, b. aboiit 1822. He also was a lumberman in Pennsylvania, 

and was drowned at about tlie age of 22; unm. 

6 Eliza A., b. 22 Jan. 1826; m. 22 Nov. 1853, Samuel Gregg. 

7 Betsey Hunter, b. 4 Oct. 182 ; m. 1850, in Boston, John Q. Adams. 

He was a printer and died 2 April 18(57. Children: 

1 John Shaw (Adams), b. 9 Feb. 1852. 

2 Victor Hugo (Adams), b. Sept. 1855. 

3 Clara Ellen (Adams), b. 18 June 1861. 

4 George Washington (Adams), b. 17 Nov. 1SG2. 

5 Edward Everett (Adams), b. 1 May 1805. 
Mary Ella (Adams), b. 6 June 180(5. 

8 Elvira S., b. 1830; m. Woodhouse; lives in Pennsylvania. 

9 Juliette, m. Moses Maxham; d. 1870, in Albion, Minn. 

10 Salome D., b. 4 March 1837; unm. She lives in Melrose, Mass. 

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James Libby, born in Lebanon, Me., 8 Dec. 1787 ; married, 1 
Jan. 1811, Abigail Goodwin. He was a farmer, and soon after 
his marriage removed to Ossipee, N. H., where he died 1 Jan. 1850. 
His first wife, tlie mother of all his children, died 19 May 1826, 
and he married second, Abigail Anstin of Somersworth, N. H.; 
(died after 16 years) ; third, Mrs. Margaret (Go well) Chatinan. 

Children : 

1 Almira, b. 16 Jan. 1812 ; d. 13 Dec. 1849 ; unm. 

2 Peninnah, b. 28 June 1813; d. 27 Sept. 1832. 

3 Eeuben G., b. 13 June 1815; m. Mrs. Ehoda Luxton,in Quincy, 111., 

where he was when last heard from. 

4 Hannah, b. 26 March 1817; m. 1st, July 1841, Parkman White; 2d, 

3 July 1880, Pepperell Frost of North Hampton, N. H. 

5 Phebe, b. 23 Feb. 1819; m. 25 June 1845, Samuel Teele: died 17 

June 1880, in Somerville, Mass. 

6 Dorcas, b. 24 Dec. 1822; m. 9 June 1850, Charles C. Barton. 

7 James C, b. 10 May 1826; m. Susan Briard. 

1-6-9-10-6 

Jeremiah Libby, born in Lebanon, Me., 14 May 1796 ; mar- 
ried, 17 Nov. 1822, Lucy Guptil, daughter of John Guptil of 
Berwick. He lived in his native toAvn many years and then emi- 
grated to Minnesota, wliere he died in 1867. 

Children : 

1 Abigail, b. 23 July 1823; d. 5 March 1826. 

2 Jacob, b. 24 Feb. 1825 ; lives in Minnesota. He has a wife and chil- 

dren. 

3 Lois, b. 17 March 1827. 

4 Olivia, b. 28 Oct. 1829. 

And other children, among them sons, but none of the latter had chil- 
dren. 

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Moses Libby, born in Lebanon, Me., 15 Mar. 1805 ; married, 
28 Feb. 1828, Huldah Langton, daughter of Timothy Langton 
of Eliot. He was a blacksmith, and moved about considerably, 
but finally settled in Boston, where he died 19 June 1848, and his 
widow, 14 June 1881. 



254 THE LIBBY FA2HILY IX AjNIERICA. 

Children : 

1 James Langton, b. 27 Oct. 1828, in Chichester, N. H. ; m. 23 Sept. 

1800, Agues Snape, dau. of Dorcas (Libby) Pender, I-G-U-IU-U. He 
was in tlie express business in Boston and New York until 18(32, 
and from that time until 1865 was engaged in transporting sick 
and wounded soldiers. In 1805 he settled on the farm he now 
occupies, in Worcester, Mass. Children: 
i Charles Elmer, b. 4 Jan. 1862, in Xew York. 

2 George Arthur, b. 28 Nov. 1863. 

3 Frederick Worcester, b. 8 Feb. 1866, in Worcester. 

4 Edgar Walter, b. 17 June 1867; d. 10 Sept. 1867. 

5 Isabel Worcester, b. 28 Feb. 1869. 

6 Bessie Bell, b. 8 Nov. 1870; d. 29 Nov. 1870. 

7 Herbert Augustus, b. 10 Dec. 1871. 

8 Frank Edward, b. 6 Dec. 1873. 

9 INIartha Bertha, b. 24 March 1877. 

2 Moses H., b. 30 Nov. 1831; m. Adeline M. . He is a real es- 

tate agent, auctioneer, and justice of the peace in South Boston. 
Children: 

1 Thomas H., keeps a grocery store. 

2 Mary A. 

3 George, deceased. 

4 Aima, m. White. Two children. 

5 Henry N., works for his brother. 

6 Koland. 

7 Ednah, deceased. 

3 Hosea Wait [Dr.], b. 28 June 1834; m. 1st, 2 Nov. 1856, in Marble- 

head, Ohio, Mrs. Lavina A. Richardson, dau. of Hubbard and 
Sally Hallister of Perkins; (died 20 Dec. 1859, in Marblehead); 
2d, 1 Nov. 1861, in Boston, Mass., Mary A., dau. of John and 
Mary Ptobie of Exeter, N. H. ; (died 6 May 1866, in Cleveland, 
Ohio) ; 3d, 10 Sept. 1868, Violette Gates, dau. of Isaac and Ura- 
nah (Gates) Bancroft of Worcester, Mass. He received a com- 
mon school education, read medicine, attended two courses of 
lectures, but was too poor to go on and graduate. The result of 
long studies was the belief that the vegetable kingdom was the 
only one to take remedial agents from. He went to Sandusky, 
Ohio, in 1854, and engaged in i^ractice. Being refused advertise- 
ment by a paper in Oberlin, Ohio, he started a paper there known 
as the Oberlin New Era, which destroyed the other paper in two 
years, and is now the only paper published there. He has since 
publislied two medical journals. Starting as he did without a 
diploma, and refusing to accept established theories, he met with 
opposition on all points; but, by his success, has established 
a large practice, and is now recognized and consulted by many 
physicians. He is located in Boston, but has a sub-office in 
Cleveland, where he was i^ermanently located many years. He 
has made nearly 34,000 examinations. Only child, by third wife: 
1 Pinnetta Jane, b. 1 Sept. 1869, in Cleveland. 

4 Huldali Jane, b. 30 July 1836, in Somersworth, N. H. ; m. Daniel 

J. Joy. 

5 Julia Elizabeth, b. 24 Nov. 1838, in Boston ; m. Ira Frye. 

1-6-9-10-11 

David Libby, born in Lebanon, Me., 30 March 1808 ; married 
first, Mary Brackett ; (born 6 April 1813; died 20 May, 1849, 
in Acton) ; second, 1853, Roxanna Rogers, daughter of Nath'l 
and Susan (Kent) Rogers. He was a fanner and blacksmith. 
He died in Brownfield, Me., wdiere his widow still lives, 16 Oct. 
1862. He was a member of the Bajjtist Church. 





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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 255 

Children, by first wife : 

1 James W., b. 2 Aug. 1833; d. 1 Jan. 18.53. 

2 Naomi B., b. 16 Jan. 1838; d. 4 Aug. 1843. 

3 Mary A., b. 8 Jan. 1842; d. 4 March 1842. 

4 George E., b. 17 March 1846, in Acton; unm. ; is a farm hand. 

By second wife : 

5 Ella M., b. 6 Aug. 1854, in Dover, IST. H. ; unm. 

6 Lucinda P., b. ly June 1856, in Brownfield, Me. ; unm. 

7 Frank A., b. 27 March 1860; lives at home. 

8 David D., b. 19 April 1862; is a blacksmith. 

1-6-9-12-1 

Elias Libby, born in Sanford, Me., 27 Sejjt. 1793; married 
Mehitable Butlee, daughter of Nathaniel and Tabitha (Joy) 
Butler of Sanford. About the time he was married, he settled 
on part of his father's farm. He increased it to its present size 
and lived on it until his death, 12 Dec. 1874. His wife died 15 
Sept. 1870. It is now occupied by his four unmarried children. 

Plis children were : 

1 Mary, b. 8 Feb. 1819; m. 1840, Benjamin F. Hanson. 

2 Tabitha Jane, b. 13 Aug. 1821; imm. 

3 Aseuath, b. 24 Feb. 1823; unm. 

4 Luther Samuel, b. 28 Feb. 182.5 ; m. Koena Libby, 1-6-9-12-5-3. 

5 Susan, b. 11 Feb. 1828; unm. 

6 Nathaniel Butler, b. 4 Dec. 1831 ; m. 6 May 1860, Susan Jane Libby, 

1-6-9-12-5-7. He learned the blacksmith's trade at Great Falls, 
N. H., and worked as journeyman there, except one and one-half 
years spent in Iowa, until l>'-62, when he went and settled on a 
farm in Orleans, Iowa. No children. 

7 John Howard, b. 8 June 1835 ; d. 31 March 1836. 

8 Elias Howard, b. 26 Oct. 1837; lunn. 

9 Mehitable Josephine, b. 18 Jan. 1841 ; m. Wm. Howard Hill of San- 

ford. 

1-6-9-12-5 

Ebenezer Libby, born in Sanford, Me., 4 April 1801 ; married, 
Susan Butlee, sister of his brother's wife. Upon his marriage, 
he settled on the farm now occujjied by his son Moses, and there 
lived until his death, a farmer and shoemaker. He died 7 Dec. 
1843. His widow lives with her daughter Susan, in Iowa. 

Children, all born in Sanford : 

1 John Butler, b. 10 Nov. 1824; m. 8 Mar. 1851, Ada, dau. of Aphia 

(Libby) Butler, 1-6-9-12-5. He worked in cotton mills until 1854, 
when he bought the farm which he has since occupied. He has 
been selectman. Children, all born in Sanford: 

1 Emma Rosina, b. 11 Mar. 1856; unm. 

2 Eben Herbert, b. 1 June 1860. 

3 Charles Irving, b. 1 1 Aug. 1862. 

4 John Haven, b. 25 Oct. 1864. 

5 Parepa Rasa, b. 26 Aug.|1867. 

6 Lewis Butler, b. 8 June 1869. 

2 Moses Hebron, b. 5 Oct. 1826; m. 5 Feb. 1850, Martha, dan. of Eu- 

fus and Miriam (Fernald) Moulton of Sanford. He has always 
lived on his father's homestead, a fanner. He has been select- 
man several years. Children : 



256 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AHIEIIICA. 

1 Omille Vinton, b. 21 Mar. 1851; m. 1st, 14 Oct. 1876, Susan A., 

(lau. of Kufus and Almira (Jacobs) Bennett; (died 18 April 
1878); 2d, 14 Nov. 1880, Abbie J., dau. of Joseph and Sarah 
(Hurd) Shaw. Since March 187(3 he has been a member of 
the lirm of Nowell & Libby, general merchants, Sauford Cor- 
ner. No cliildren. 

2 Susan Annette, b. 11 Sept. 1852; m. 1877, Chas. A. Bodwell. 

3 Martha Francena, b. 26 June 1854; m. Theodore B. Hobbs of 

Sanford. 

4 Moses Hebron, b. 17 April 1858 ; num. 

5 Ida May, b. 23 July 18(31; m. 1 Feb. 1879, Frank H. Gerrish. 

6 Loren ^\"irtie, j twins, born ( d. 24 Feb. J 873. 

7 Lillian lona, ) 17 Nov. J8(i7; J 

8 Ella Moulton, b. 2 Feb. 1870. 

9 Fred Loren, b. 8 April 1875. 

3 Koena, b. 23 Jan 1829; m. Luther Samuel Libby, 1-6-9-12-1-4. 

4 Ada Ann, b. 28 April 1831; m. 10 Feb. 1863, Wm. F. Johnson. 

5 Ivory Ashton, b. 1 Sept. 1833; m. 8 Mar. 1858, Beulali A., dau. of 

Jotham and Dorinda (Moore) Stevens of Great Falls, N. H. He 
worked six years shoemaking. In 1856 he settled in Winneshiek 
Co., Iowa, where he has since lived, and whither his cousins have 
followed him. He is a well-to-do farmer. Children : 

1 Viola I., b. 29 Dec. 1858; m. 2 April 1878, Henry W. Potter; 

died 3 Mar. 1881. 

2 Dora M., b. 3 April 1860; m. 31 Dec. 1879, John Walton. 

3 Milton O., b. 28 Dec. 18(31. 

4 Flora E., b. 25 April 1865. 

5 Frank E., b. 17 Mar. 1867. 

6 Fred O., b. 2 Feb. 1869; d. 12 Mar. 1874. 

7 Ivory H., b. 18 Mar. 1870; d. 6 Oct. 1870. 

8 Minnie A., b. 21 June 1874. 

9 Walter E., b. 24 Nov. 1876. 

6 Eben Howard, b. 12 May 1836; d. 10 Nov. 1855. 

7 Susan Jane, b. 5 May 1838; m. Nathaniel Butler Libby, 1-6-9-12-1-6. 

8 Tabitha Angeline, b. 5 Aug. 1840; m. Jan. 1867, Oscar C. Cole of 

Fayette, Iowa. 

1-6-9-12-8. 

Dea. Iyoky Libby, born in Sanford, Me., 1 Jan. 1807 ; mar- 
ried, 16 Ang. Ib29, Mary Butler, sister of his brothers' wives. 
He lived at home until Jan. 1833, when he moved to Avon, Me. 
There he bought a farm and lived until March 1854, when he re- 
turned, and settled on the farm he now occui^ies in Berwick. He 
is deacon of the Baptist church in North Berwick. 

Children : 

1 Julia Ann, b. 16 Jan. 1830; m. 7 Mar. 1850, Eichard M. Ellsworth 

of Avon. Children: 

1 Laura Emma (Ellsworth), b. 15 Nov. 1852. 

2 Fred (Ellsworth), b. 6 Sept. 1855. 

3 Julia Etta (Ellsworth), b. 5 Feb. 1863. 

2 Philander Hartwell, b. 18 Dec. 1831; m. Mary L. Lougee. He is a 

farmer at Pine Hill, Berwick. He served ten months in the late 
war. Children: 

1 Henry W., b. 16 May 1858; d. 21 Dec. 1879. 

2 Elmer E., b. 19 Sept. 1861. 

3 Arabell L., b. 17 May 1865. 

4 Maud L., b. 8 Aug. 1867. 

5 , b. 22 April, d. 10 May, 1869. 

6 John T., b. 1 Sept. 1875; d. 13 Oct. 1877. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 257 

7 Jessie Imer, b. 7 Aug. 1879. 

3 Mary Jane, b. 3 Feb. 1834; d. 6 Oct. 1876; unm. 

4 Rhoda Augie, b. 24 May 1836 ; m. 13 Oct. 1864, Daniel H. Toothaker 

of Phillips, Me. Children: 

1 Cora Aifie (Toothaker), b. 28 Sept. 1865. 

2 Ivory N'. (Toothaker), b. 26 May 1867; d. 4 Oct, 1873. 
.3 Nettie Lulu (Toothaker), b. 10 Feb. 1875. 

4 Grace Edna (Toothaker), b. 18 Dec. 1878. 

5 Ivory Butler, b. 31 March 1839. He went to California with Plii- 

lander in 1857. Philander shortly returned home, and Ivory has 
not been lieard from for about 22 years. 

6 Gilbert Xathaniel, b. 10 March 1842; m. 11 July 1872, in Prairie du 

Chien, Wis., Belle MciSrebo. He removed to Orleans, Iowa, in 
1869. He is a farmer. Children: 

1 son, died in infancy. 

2 Mabel Blanche, b. 9 March 1875. 

3 Cora Belle, b. 15 March 1878; d. 14 July 1878, 

7 Aphia, b. 19 Feb. 1844; d. 18 Feb. 1870; num. 

8 Moses Albion, b. 5 July 1848; unm. He went to New York when 

about 21, and has been a baggage-master on the Erie Railroad. 



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Charles Libbt, born in Sanford, Me,, 9 June 1809 ; married, 
28 Aug. 1836, Patien^ce H. Plummer, daughter of John and 
Phebe (Hobbs) Plummer of Sanford, 

When he was married he removed to Phillips, where he had 
already purchased a farm. He lived there until April, 1867, when 
he moved back to Great Falls, In 1874 he built a house on Ber- 
wick side, which he has since occupied. 

Children, all born in Phillips : 

1 Phebe Jane, b. 8 June 1837 ; m. 22 Dec. 1857, Thomas C. Eaton of 

Strong. 

2 Charles Osbourne, b. 15 June 1840; m. 5 March 1871, Mary Overton, 

dau. of Joseph and Nancy C. (Barrett) Robinson of Roane Co., 
Tenn., where he has since lived. Children: 

1 Charles Yates, b. 29 July 1876. 

2 Anna May, b. 22 April 1879. 

8 Yesta Annira, (called Edith), b. 12 April 1844; m. 11 April 1876, 

Herbert F. Oliver of Wakefield, Mass. 
4 Patience Samantha, b. 19 May 1848; m. 24 June 1875, Edwin A, 

Peary of Phillips. 
Floresta Aletha, b. 9 Aug. 1853; d, 16 June 1865. • 



( 



1-6-9-12-10 

Draxcy Libbt, born in Sanford, Me., 11 June 1811 ; married, 
22 Oct, 1835, Mark Evans Marshall. He died 21 May 1873, 

She is still living. 

Children : 

1 John Edward (Marshall), b. 27 Oct. 1836; m. 1st, 4 March 1863, 

Lizzie M. Smith; (died 21 April 1865); 2d, 18 Nov. 1869, Mary D. 
Rand. Children, by flist wife : 

1 Helen F. (Marshall), b. 4 Dec. 1863; d. 15 Aug. 1864. 

2 Eddie (Marshall), b. 16 March; d. 9 April, 1865. 

2 Daniel Sharp (Marshall), b. 14 July 1838; d. 4 Aug. 1838. 

17 



258 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Lucy Annira (Marshall), b. 22 July 1839; vinm. 

4 Casper E. (Marshall), b. 20 Dec. 1841; m. 10 Nov. 1867, Laura A. 

Brackett. Child : 
1 Hattie A. (Marshall), b. 14 May 1869. 

5 Mary Frances (Marshall), b. 18 June 1844; m. 1878, Lewis C. Flagg. 



1-6-9-12-12 

Otis Robinson Libby, born in Sanford, Me., 8 Sept. 1818; 
married, 7 March 1846, Mercy C. Clark, daughter of James and 
Lydia (Brock) Clark of Berwick. He has always lived on his 
father's homestead, a farmer and shoemaker. 

Children : 

1 Oliver Clark, b. 4 Feb. 1847; m. 4 June 1876, in St. Louis, Mo., 

Annie, daughter of Philip and Joanna (Finaky) Lacy of St. Louis. 
He lives with his father, a farmer. Children: 

1 George, b. 17 May 1877, in Chelsea, Mass. 

2 Fanny Edith, b. 2 March 1879. in Berwick. 

2 Susan Anna, b. 5 Jiuie 1848; m. Harrison Webster. 

3 Clifford, b. 20 Nov. 1849; unm. 

4 John Dana, b. 21 June 1851 ; unm. 

5 Lydia Jane, b. 11 Nov. 1852; m. Thomas H. Knox. 

6 Mary Augusta, b. G Aug. 1854; m. April 1873, Frank E. Newcomb. 

7 George Otis, b. 16 Nov. 1855; unm. 

8 James Uriah, b. 2 July 1857 ; unm. 

9 Charles Oscar, b. 12 Dec. 1858; unm. 

10 Eosabell, b. 30 May I860; luim. 

11 Clara Eleanor, b. 16 July 18(32. 

12 Frank Edwin, b. 20 Nov. 1863. 

13 , b. 16 Aug., d. 21 Aug., 1865. 



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Capt. Theodore Libby, born in Newburyport, Mass., 5 Sept. 
1793 ; married, 24 March 1818, Deborah Cushing of Maine. He 
was a sea-captain, sailing first from Newburyport and afterward 
from Portland, Me. He died in Havana, Cuba, about 1842. His 
widow died in Newburyport, about 1846. 

Children, all born in New'buryport : 

1 Sarah, died young. 

2 William Parker, b. 22 May 1821 ; died at sea about 1840. 

3 Sarah Dodge, b. 1 March 1823; m. Capt. Mark Griffin. 

4 John Watson, b. 11 April 1827; m. 1 Dec. 1847, Susan N., dau. of 

Samuel C. and Miriam (Chase) Hovey of Groveland, Mass. In 
his earlier days he was a locomotive engineer, living in Califor- 
nia. He is now a wood-machinist at Groveland Mills, Grove- 
land, Mass. Children: 

1 WiUiam P., b. 20 July 1848, in Groveland; m. 20 July 1868, 

Asenath P., daughter of Gilman N. and Sophia G. (Hopkin- 
son) Parker. He is a shoemaker in Groveland. Child: 
1 John Cushing, b. 17 Oct. 1879. 

2 Mary Ella, b. 8 Jan. 1851; m. 15 July 1871, Nathaniel Donalc 

of York, Me. 

5 Eliza Ann, b. 19 July 1829 ; m. John A. Banks and Levi Taylor. 




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5-2-3-1-6 

Ebenezer Libby, born in Scarborough, 4 June 1804; married, 
9 Oct. 1831, Mary Libby, 10-2-1-1-5-2. He lias always lived on 
his father's homestead, a well-to-do farmer. He has been chair- 
man of selectmen four years, and town treasurer three years. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 , bom and died 20 Aug. 1832. 

2 Maria, b. 10 Sept. 1833 ; m. 23 Feb. 1865, Ira Witham of Portland ; 

d. Mar. 1881. 

3 Samuel, b. 12 Aug. 1835; m. 21 I^ov. 1860, Lucy Ann, dau. of Wm. 

H. Huunewell, 7-1-5-3-3. He was at one time in trade in Sacca- 
rappa, Westbrook, and afterward freight agent of the Portland 
and Eoclaester Eailroad. Children : 

1 Addie Leone, b. 3 Mar. 1862, in Westbrook. 

2 Ella Lillian, b. 4 Jan. 1864. 

3 William Eben, b. 7, d. 19, May 1866, in Portland. 

4 Forest Elmer, b. 3 Oct. 1867. 

5 Annie Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1870. 

4 Lucy Anna, b. 29 Oct. 1837 ; unm. 

5 Hannah Eliza, b. 13 Oct. 1842 ; unm. 

6 Jane Watson, b. 19 Oct. 1844; m. 21 Feb. 1867, Henry S. Jones. 
7, 8 twin daughters, born and died 19 June 1847. 

9 Ebenezer Scott, b. 12 Oct. 1848; unm. 

5-2-7-1-2 

Ebenezer Libby, born in what is now Gorham, then Scarbo- 
rough, 29 ISToA^ 1797 ; married, 3 Nov. 1825, Emeline Harding, 
daughter of Capt. David and Eunice (Davis) Harding of Gorham. 

He drove a bread-cart in Portland six years, and was then in 
trade in Buxton, at Spruce Swamp), seven years. He then lived 
a short time in Hartford, and Scarborough, and the next six years 
lived in Appleton, as agent for a lumbering company. In 1839 he 
settled on a farm in Wayne, and seventeen years later bought a 
farm in Readfield, where he lived fifteen years. He died with 
his daughter in jSTorth Livermore, 27 Feb. 18 . His wife died in 
Readfield, 11 Sept. 1870. 

Children : 

1 William F. Hart, b. 26 Sept. 1827; m. Eachel Coburn, dau. of Jo- 

seph Marcy and Ann (Furbush) Richardson of Greene, rthere he 
now lives. Children: 

1 Lucy Maria, b. 3 July 1857; mim. 

2 Abby Ann, b. 7 Nov. 1863; d. 28 Oct. 1879. 

2 Edward H., b. 6 Sept. 1830; unm. His chief occupation has been 

that of clerk. 

3 Ann Maria, b. 8 May 1832; m. Charles F. Eoberts of Livermore. 

4 Emeliue, b. Oct. 1839; d. Jan. 1841. 

I 5-7-8-1-1 

Rev. Elias Libby, born in Scarborough, 12 Mar. 1790; mar- 
ried, first, 28 Nov. 1809, Jane Jewell ;"(born 27 Aug. 1789, on 
Fox Island; died 27 Dec. 1852) ; second, Hannah McGraw. 
He grew up in Limington and gained the blacksmith's trade by 



260 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

working in his father's shop. Shortly after his marriage he re- 
moved to Limerick. He was there in business as blacksmith and 
carria<i"e-maker, and also carried on a large general store. 

In iS21 the Freewill Baptists held their first meetings in the 
central part of Limerick, and Elias Libby soon became the leader 
of the movement. The next year a church of thirty members 
was formed, and he, having been ordained a preacher, first took 
charge of it. He continued to be an active elder of that denomi- 
nation tliroughout his life. He was instrumental in establishing a 
pajier called "The Morning Star," which was published by him 
and others for many years in Limerick, in the interest of the 
Freewill Baptists, and is still continued at Dover, N. H. 
- In tliese various capacities he was one of the leading inhabi- 
tants of Limerick throughout a long life, and died there, 2 April 
1871. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Harrison Jewell, b. IS June 1811, in Limingtou; m. Margaret Agnes 

Libby, 5-7-S-3-4. 

2 Francis Orville, b. 20 Sept. 1814, in Limerick ; m. Harriet S. Wriglit. 

3 James Brackett, b. 1 Aug. 1816; m. Hannah C. Morrell. 

4 Jane T., b. 1 Oct. 1818; m. Hon. Joseph Hobson of Saco. 

5 Susan Ann, b. 27 Dec. 1820; m. 16 Sept. 1841, Hon. Moses McDonald. 

6 Elizabeth C, b. 18 Dec. 1822; m. Rev. Ebenezer Jordan. 

7 Roanna, b. 18 Nov. 1824 ; died 10 Nov. 1841. 

8 Elias Osgood, b. 17 Aug. 1820; m. 15 Oct. 18.55, Sarah Long, dan. of 

James and Mary A. B. (Lillie) Whiting of Boston. He gradu- 
ated at Bowdoin College in 1851, and entered the Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary, but ill liealth compelled him to leave after two 
years. He then entered the counting-room of his brothers in 
Portland, but soon after removed to Boston, where he engaged 
in the book-publishing business, as a member of the firms of J. 
French & Co., and E. O. Libby & Co. He died in New Orleans, 
La., 31 Oct. 1860. His family now lives in New York City. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Lillie Whiting, b. 15 Jan. 1857. 

2 Harrison Jewell, b. 1 April 1858. 

By second wife : 

9 Georgia, m. 15 Feb. 1876, Fred G. Harmon of Standish. 

5-7-8-1-2 

Dea. Paemenio Libby, born in Scarborough, 22 Nov. 1791 ; 
married first, 10 Nov. 1814, Eunice Jewell, a cousin of his 
brother's wife; (died 16 April 1820) ; second, 4 Nov. 1822, Fan- 
KY Ward, daughter of George Ward of Fryeburgh ; (died 12 
Sept. 1829) ; third, 2.3 Fel). 1831, Eliza LAEEABEE,"daughter of 
Saranel and Martha (Irish) Larrabee. She died 23 Apriri861. 

He learned the blacksmith trade with his brother in Limerick, 
and worked there several yeai-s after in company witli him. He 
then settled on the homestead farm at Limington, building him- 
self a shop, and there stayed until his death, 14 Oct. 1876. He 
was many years deacon of the Congregational Church at Liming- 
ton Corner. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 261 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Eosetta Thompsou, b. 20 Sept. 1815, iu Limerick; m. 3 Sept. 1843, 

Moses Blake of Limington. 

2 Anna, b. 17 May 1817, in Limington; ni. Andrew Jolmson of Phila- 

delpliia, Penu., wliere sine now lives. 

3 Eunice Jewell, b. 6 April 1S19 ; d. 24 March 1820. 

By second wife : 

4 Eunice Jewell, b. 21 Sept. 1823; m. James Myrick. 

5 George Ward, b. 30 June 18-^5; d. 19 Jime 1826. 

6 George Ward, b. 29 jSTov. 1826; m. 17 June 18G6, Mary, dau. of John 

and Nancy (Norton) Cole of Limington. He was seven j'ears a 
. ininer iu Cahforuia, and seven years in company witli liis brother 
Asa in a general store at Limington Corner. Upon his marriage 
he settled on the farm in Limington, on which he has since lived. 
Children : 

1 Fanny Ward, b. 15 Nov. 3866. 

2 Edward Norton, b. 17 July 1868. 

3 Nancy Charlotte, b. 16 May 1870. 

4 Eunice, b. 26 May 1872. 

5 Lewis, b. 8 March 1874. 

7 Asa Charles, b. 3 Sept. 1829; m. 10 Sept. 1856, Addie L., dau. of 

Eben Hill of Buxton. He kept a small store at Limington Cor- 
ner until his marriage, and then, after a year in the West, en- 
gaged in the country produce trade, in Portland, with his broth- 
er James, to whom he sold out a few years later, and went into 
business with his brother George at Limington Corner. Since 
his brother's marriage he has been a dealer in hats, caps, etc. 
Children : 

1 Annie, born and died in Portland. 

2 Eddie, born and died in Limington. 

3 Charles, born and died in Limington. 

4 William, born and died in Limington. 

By third wife : 

8 Fanny Ward, b. 29 Nov. 1831; m. 2 July 1854, Sylvester Marr, a 

grandson of Eunice (Libby) Lord, 1-6-5-14, He is a flour mer- 
chant in Portland. Children: 

1 Dennis Elvyn (Marr), b. 22 Sept. 1855; d. 24 Aug. 1859. 

2 Mary EHza (Marr), b. 31 July 1859. 

3 Frank Sylvester (Marr), b. 20 June 1862; d. 10 Nov. 1864. 

4 Fred Howard (Marr), b. 19 Dec. 1865. 

5 Albert Edward (Marr), b. 14 Mar. 1868; d. 23 April 1869. 

9 jNIartha, b. 9 April 1833; m. 4 Feb. 1855, Joshua S. Boothby. 

10 James Irish, b. 15 Sept. 1835; m. 17 Nov. 1859, Mary W., dau. of 

Wm. and Sarah (Sweetsir) Kilgore of Portland. He is a whole- 
sale dealer in country produce, and manager of the Casco Bay 
Steamboat Co. He is a member of the Second Congregational 
Church. Children: 

1 William Kilgore, b. 13 July 1860; d. 25 Aug. 1872. 

2 James Edwin, b. 15 May 1863. 

3 Harry Forester, b. 11 April 1865. 

4 George Franklin, b. 4 March 1808. 

5 Alice Eliza, b. 15 March 1870. 

11 John, b. 21 Dec. 1837; m. 17 June 1865, Mary Ellen, dau. of Daniel 

E. and Nancy (Waterhouse) Bean of Limington. He served two 
years in Co. E, 10th Maine Vol., and has since lived on the home- 
stead farm. Only child : 
1 Anna Bertha, b. 5 Feb. 1878; d. 29 Jan. 1881. 

12 Mary Elizabeth, b. 10 March 1840; d. 3 Sept. 1804; unm. 



262 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

13 Henry, b. 5 Sept. 1842; m. 18 Feb. 1873, Nellie M., dau. of Walter 

H. and Sarah B. (Weiitwortli) Moody of Limington. He is a 
marketer of country produce, living at Limiugton Corner. No 
children. 

14 Nancy Yeaton, b. 23 Sept. 1845 ; m. 15 July 1868, Geo. G. Hackett 

of Canada. 

15 Franklin, b. 16 April 1849; unm. He went to Chicago in 1876, 

which place he left the next year, and has not since been heard of. 
10 Albert -Johnson, b. 13 Feb. 1851; m. 23 Dec. 1875, Flora A., dau. of 
.Joseph B. and Mary E. (Sweetsir) Blanchard of Portland. He is 
a traveling salesman for .J. F. Mullen & po., of Boston. Child: 
1 Gertrude Eliza, b. 12 Dec. 1877, in Portland. 

5-7-8-1-3 

Stephen Libby, born in Limington, Me., 22 Nov. 1793 ; mar- 
ried, 3 Aug. 1814, Sarah Chase, daughter of Joseph and Olive 
(Woodman) Chase of Standish. 

He learned the blacksmith's trade with his father, and went 
into business at Limirtgton Corner. He was next in business 
alone at Dam's Mills, Newfield, and then with his brother Elias at 
Limerick. He was then in the dry goods business in Portland a 
short time and afterward was gone to sea two years. After his 
return he engaged in the carriage-making business in Limerick, 
and finally became a house-carpenter. He died 7 July 1869. His 
widow died 18 March 1875. 

Children : 

1 Mary, b. 4 Dec. 1814, in Limington; unm. She lives at the home- 

stead in Limerick. 

2 Caleb, b. 4 Nov. 1816, in Newfield; d. aged 15 months. 

3 Olive Ann, b. 20 Oct. 1820; m. 3 Sept. 1848, Galen W. Bowditch; 

lives at honre. 

4 Stephen, b. 5 May, 1823; m. 1st, 25 Jan. 18.54, Nancy E., dau. of 

Jones and Sarah (Eaton) Perry; (died Oct. 1865); 2d, 10 Aug. 
1870, ShuahA., dau. of Samuel and Susannah (Foss) Sawyer of 
Limington. He is a house-carpenter. Children, by first wife: 

1 William Jones, b. 7 Mar. 1856, in Somerville, Mass. ; d. 15 April 

1880; unm. 

2 Albert Stephen, b. 5 Nov. 1858; unm. 

3 Sarah Melissa, b. 7 Sept. 1860, in Charlestown, Mass. ; unm. 

4 Emma, b. 13 Oct. 1863 ; d. 18 Mar. 1864. 

By second wife : 

5 Nancy Lee, b. 6 Mar. 1871, in Limerick. 

6 Harry Minott, b. 21 July 1873. 

7 Ralph Sawyer, b. 30 Sept. 1875, in Limington. 

8 Susie May, b. 4 Jan. 1877. 

Bessie Olive, b. 21 April 1880, in Limerick. 

5 Abner Chase, b. 3 April 1825, in Limington; m. 28 Nov. 1849, Lucy 

S.. dau. of Artemas and Desire H. (Stevens) Felt of Greenwood, 
where he now lives. He is town clerk. Children: 

1 Lydora F., b. 13 May 1853, in Portland; married 24 Feb. 1870, 

Thomas B. Swan; d. 27 Sept. 1872, at Mechanic Falls. 

2 Jesse F., b. 12 Feb. 1857, in Greenwood ; m. 2 Jime 1879, Eva 

M., dau. of Emery G. and Eosetta M. (Merrill) Young of j 
Bethel. He is a senior at Bowdoin College, which he entered! 
in 1876, but left upon his marriage, returning in the fall of] 
1880. In that year he was greenback candidate for represen- 
tative to the legislature from the Paris district. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 263 

3 Lizzie O., b. 11 Oct. 1862; d. 16 Nov. 1863, in Greenwood. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. 27 June 1834, in Limerick; m. Dr. Nathan Wig- 
gin. 

Frederick William, b. 1 March 1837; m. 9 Jan. 1867, Almira, dau. 
of David and Jane (Warren) Meserve of Limerick. He is a paint- 
er and cai'pentt^r in his native village. He has been town clerk 
five years. Cliildren: 

1 Almira Jane, b. 26 Oct. 1867. 

2 Grace Maud, b. 12 Aug. 1875. 



5-7-8-1-4 

Abnee Libbt, born in Limington, Me., 4 July 1796 ; married 
first, 6 Nov. 1817, Salome Jackson, daughter of Abner and 
Margaret (Clark) Jackson of Limerick; (died 4 June 1827) ; sec- 
ond, 22 Sej^t. 1828, Almiea Allen, daughter of Josej^h and 

(Say ward) Allen of Waterborough. 

He learned the blacksmith's trade, partly with his father and 
partly with his brother Elias, and when he was of age, went into 
partnership with Stephen at Limington Corner. When Stephen 
went to Newfield, Abner became a partner of Parmenio. He 
soon after bought out Stephen at Newfield, and three years later 
removed to Brownfield where he was in business four years. He 
then bought out Elias at Limerick Corner, and carried on busi- 
ness there until about 1871, when blindness stopped him. He died 
12 Feb. 1881. His second wife died 19 Nov. 1862. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Jackson Farnham, b. March 1821. He was by trade a carpenter. 

He went to Georgia witli a lumbering company. Tlie last news 
that came of him, about a year later, was a letter saying he was 
going to East Florida. Never married. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 1823 ; m. William Plaisted of Biddeford. 

3 Alphonzo, unm. He went to Iowa at the age of 20, where he was 

a harness-maker some time, but has since been engaged in the 
paper trade. 

4 Clement, died aged 15 months, in Brownfield. 

5 Salome J. G., b. May 1827; m. 24 May 1849, Frank O. Thomes. 

By second wife : 

6 Joseph Clement, m. about 1854, Abby Jane Ripley of Exeter, Me. 

He began in the dry goods business in Biddeford, and afterward 
removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he was engaged in the same 
business until the war broke out. He served in the quartei'- 
master's department throughout the war, and still lives in St. 
Louis. Children: 

1 Henry Augustus, born in Biddeford about 1856. 

2 Clara, b. in Limerick. 

3 Bell, b. in St. Louis, 
and several younger. 

7 Angeline Avilda, b. 1830; d. 27 Nov. 1832. 

8 Ira Say wood, b. 2 Jan. 1833; m. 24 Nov. 1859, Mary A., dau. of 

Capt. Benjamin and Mary (Bradbury) Gilpati'ick of Biddeford, 
Me. From 1856 until 1861, he was in trade with his brother 
Henry. He served eleven months as first lieutenant of Co. H, 
16 Me. Vol. After his return he was engaged in trade with his 
brother Albert until 1872, and has since been engaged in market- 
ing timber. In 1862 and 1876 he was elected to the state legisla- 



264 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

ture by the Eepublicaiis, and in 1879 was Greenback candidate 
for state senator. He was summoned by Governor Garcelon, but 
the summons was pronounced by the S. J. Coui't to be illegal. 
Children : 

1 William Thomes, b. 16 Dec. 1860. 

2 Almira Allen, b. 28 Dec. 1863. 

3 Vara May, b. 7 Feb. 1871. 
9 Henry Osgood, b. about 1836; m. 18 Aug. 1866, Emily Jane True 

of Limerick. He has been in New York since 1866. Child: 
1 Herman True, b. Mar. 1874. 

10 Almira Allen, b. about 1838; m. 1st, G. Willard Cobb of Yarmouth; 

2d, Eobert B. Billings of Gorham. 

11 Albert Octavius, b. 11 Mar. 1841; m. 13 July 1873, Berthie Eudora, 

dau. of Chas. and Lydia P. (Jordan) Chapman of Dexter, Me. 
He received an academic education, and early engaged in the 
dry goods business in his native town. He continued this suc- 
cessfully until 1872, when he removed to New York City, and 
since 1873 has been engaged in manufacturing and importing 
millinery goods. While in Limerick he Avas elected by the Ke- 
publicans to the state legislature. Child : 
1 Allan Ogden, b. 21 Jan. 1874, in New York City. 

12 Angeline Avilda, b. 1842 or 3; died aged two years. 

13 Susan Hannah, b. about 1845; m. Ansel J. Cheney of Sanford. 

5-7-8-1-6 

Rev. John Libby, born in Liniington, Me., 11 Jan. 1803 ; 
married, 7 Aug. 1823, Maegaket Wateehouse, daughter of 
Mary (Libby) Waterliouse, 5-7-8-6. 

In his twenty-first year he was converted and joined the Meth- 
odist church. For fifteen years he was a preacher of that faith, 
and at the same time lectured on temperance, throughout the 
state. During 1838 and 9 he published in Philadelphia, Penn., 
the "Farmers' Cabinet," and the "Ladies' Garland," and also had 
a large agricultural warehouse. In 1840 the latter was burned, 
and he sold out and removed to Iowa City, Iowa, where he be- 
came pastor of a Methodist church, and while there changed his 
views to LTniversalism. 

In 184*2 he went to St. Louis, Mo., where, excejot one year 
w^hich he spent in Illinois, he lived until his death. In St. Louis 
he continued his ministerial labors, and also published the "Mis- 
sissippi Valley Farmer." Later he took a very active part in the 
cause of prohibition, and published the " Gosjtel of Temperance," 
and the " Youth's Temperance Educator." He also became an 
active Odd Fellow, and twice served as representative to the 
Grand Lodge of the United States. In these varied capacities, 
aiming always for the improvement of his fellow-men, he spent the 
remainder of a useful life. His death took place 18 Aug. 1868. 

His wife died 30 Sept. 1853, and he married second, 18 May 
1858, Mrs. Martha Williams, daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth 
Loane of Baltimore, Md. She still lives. 

Children : 

1 Melville B. C, b. 24 Dec. 1824; m. 29 April 1845, Mary Eliza, dau. 
of Matthew and Eliza (Cochran) Johnson of St. Louis. He 
learned the printer's trade in his father's office in Philadelphia, 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 265 

and after the removal to St. Louis continued to work on his fa- 
ther's paper. In 1846 he took charge of the publishing depart- 
ment of the "St. Louis Union," now the " Globe Democrat," 
which position he held until 1852. He then, in company with 
other printers, started the "Morning Signal," but the next year 
sold out, and engaged in the wholesale paper and twine business, 
which he still continues as one of the firm of Libby & Williams. 
He has taken much interest in Odd Fellowship, and has been 
honored by all means in the power of his lodge. 

2 Almon Augustus, b. 13 Feb. 1826; d. 29 Aug. 1828. 

3 Ehjah C, b. 28 May 1828; died 14 July 1844. He jimiped from a 

height of 30 feet into the Mississippi Kiver, to save a drowning 
child. He accomplished his purpose, but died soon after of in- 
juries then received. 

4 Geoige Gardiner, b. 24 April 1831; d. 19 Feb. 1832. 

5-7-8-1-9 

Isaac Haeding Lieby, born in Limington, Me., 14 Aug. 1813; 
married, 11 Nov. 1833, Caroline M. Waldron, daughter of 
Aaron C. and Eleanor (Goodwin) Waldron of Limington. 

He was a harness-maker. In addition to his trade he kept a 
tavern. He lived in the house that had been his father's, and 
died 24 Dec. 1860. His widow still occupies the old house. 
They were both members of the Congregational Church. 

Children, all born in Limington : 

1 Almon Augustus, b. 6 Oct. 1833; m. 24 Jan. 1861, Mary M., dan. of 

Silas Durgin of Limerick; d. 28 July 1863, in Limington. His 
widow died in Limerick in 1865. Only child : 
1 Carrie Bell, b. 24 Oct. 1861. 

2 Ju.lia Caroline, b. 18 Sept. 1836; d. 26 Nov. 1842. 

3 Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 30 Sept. 1840; d. 16 May 1858. 

4 Leonidas, b. 17 June 1842; d. 7 Oct. 1859. 

5 Francis Orville, b. 23 May 1846; m. 5 Feb. 1809, Susan, dan. of Ar- 

thur and Caroline (Usher) Boothby of Limington; cl. 6 Oct. 1809. 
His widow lives with her parents. Only child: 
1 Stella Frances, b. 1809, in Limington. 

6 Julia Caroline, b. 16 July 1849; d. 2 April 1852. 

7 Ella Ami, b. June, 1852 ; d. 20 Feb. 1853. 

8 Isaac Harding [Eev.], b. 17 May 1855; num. He was early convert- 

ed, and determined to enter the ministry. Poor health prevent- 
ed a liberal education, and in the winter of 1876-7 he began to 
preach as supply for the Congregational church at North Water- 
ford. 17 May 1878, he was ordained pastor of the Congregation- 
al church of Stowe, Me., and Chatham, N. H., and after two 
years resigned, and accepted his present charge over the Congre- 
gational church at Casco, Me. 

5-7-8-3-9 

Francis Libbt, born in Scarborough, 10 Nov. 1821 ; married, 
17 May 1849, Sally Hayman Tompson, 5-7-14-7-3. He lived on 
the homestead on Oak Hill until 1864. During that time his oc- 
cupation was for the most part farming, although he was engaged 
in trade a short time. He served a short time also in Co. C, 12th 
Me. Vol. In August, 1864, he removed to Portland, where, and 
in Chelsea, Mass., whither he removed in 1874, he has been en- 
gaged in the trucking and exj)ress business. 



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266 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

Children : 

1 Benjamin Franklin, b. 9 June 1S50; m. Hattie, dan. of Samuel and 

Mary Ann Libby (Redman) Hobbs of Biddeford. He is a clerk 
on tbe Portland and Boston steamboat line. Children: 

1 William Torapson, b. 31 Dec. 1872, in Biddeford, Me. 

2 Mabel Catherine, b. 9 Dec. 1874, in Chelsea, Mass. 

2 William Dickson, b. 16 Dec. 1851 ; unm. He is a clerk in HoUi- 

daysburgh, Penn. 

3 Stephen Augustus, b. 8 Dec. 1853; unm. He is a telegraph oper- 

ative. 

4 Mary Catherine Tompson, b. 18 Jan. 1856; d. 19 Oct. 1881; unm. 

5 Frank E.. b. 12 Dec. 1858; died very young. 

5-7-11-2-1 

Lewis Libby, born in Liniington, Me., 9 Feb. 1797 ; married, 
17 Feb. 1822, Mary Ann Tompson, daughter of Joseph and 
Betsey (Clements) Tompson of Frankfort. 

After his marriage he lived about eight years on a farm in 
Frankfort, (now Winterj^ort) ; about three years in Hampden ; 
and then settled on the farm in what is now Winterport, on which 
he ever afterward lived. He died 27 April 1874. His widow 
and youngest son still live on the homestead. 

I Children, all born in Frankfort : 

1 John Tompson, b. 6 Dec. 1822; d. 7 May 1826. 

2 Betsey Clements, b. 12 Jan. 1824; d. 3 May 1826. 

3 Joseph T., twin with following, b. 5 Dec. 1825; lives in Waterloo, 

Iowa. He has a wife and three children. 

4 David, twin with last, b. 5 Dec. 1825; m. 1st, 19 Feb. 1853, Mary, 

dau. of Daniel and Rebecca (Eldredge) Littlefield of Winterport; 
(died 17 April 1864); 2d, 17 April 1865, Mary A., dau. of Lozier 
V. and Eliza (Spaulding) Torrey. After he became of age he 
worked about six years in the mills in Hudson, and then bought 
the homestead farm of his mother's father, on which he has since 
lived. Children, by first wife : 

1 Carrie Etta, b. 18 April 1859, in Winterport; m. 28 July 1878, 

A. W. Hardy. 

By second wife: 

2 Mary Eliza, b. 15 Oct. 1868. 

3 Cora Mabel, b. 28 Nov. 1870. 

4 Hattie Matilda, b. 3 June 1873. 

5 Mary E., b. 25 Dec. 1827; m. Albert Whitney. 

6 Minot C, b. 24 Sept. 1829; m. Jan. 18-58, Betsey T., dau. of Pren- 

tiss and Wilmot (Fenderson) Clements. From the age of twenty, 
ten years, he was a peddler, and then bought a farm in Winter- 
port on which he lived until his death. He served eight mouths 
in Co. H, 16th Maine Vol. He died 16 Oct. 1864, and his 
widow married, 30 Sept. 1865, Samuel Littlefield. Children: 

1 George H., b. 20 Jan. 1860; d, 5 Dec. 1868. 

2 Albert W., b. 14 Feb. 1864. 

7 John T., b. 6 Aug. 1831; m. 1st, 26 July 18.57, Hattie M., dau. of 

Rev. D. T. and Jane (Chalmers) Clements of Monroe; (died 10 
Aug. 1872); 2d, 25 Dec. 1873, Mary A., dau. of Joel T. and Mary 
A. (Page) Collier of Brooks. He was a farmer until 31 years of 
age, and then removed to South Boston, Mass., where he has 
since been a jobber of country produce. Children, by first wife: 
1 Chalmers H., b. 12 Dec. 1858, in Monroe; unm. He is a student 
at Bates College. 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 267 

By second wife : 

2 Lewis Trew, h. 2 Jan., d. 14 Jan., 1878. 

8 Allen D., b. 24 Oct. 1833; m. June 18G6, in Minneapolis, Minn., 

Hannah J., dau. of Jolm and Lydia A. (Foss) Gaivey of Iloulton, 
Me. He is now in business in Minneapolis. Children: 

1 Byron J., b. 20 March 18(37. 

2 Lewis, b. 27 April 1868. 

3 Viola M., b. 21 April 1871. 

4 Stella G., b. 1 Oct. 1875. 

5 , b. 19 Aug. 1879. 

9 Orren Lewis, (known as Lewis), b. 1 April 1837; m. 14 May 1876, in 

Waterloo, Iowa, Missouri, dau. of John and Barbara (Saylor) 
Speicher of Black Hawk Co. Up to the time of his marriage he 
led a roving life, living in many places in Minnesota, Illinois, 
Ohio, and other states. He first went west in 18.58, and has lived 
there since, except Dec. 1867 — May 1870, spent at home. His 
chief occupation has been teaching school, but he has also been 
a trader, and is now a hotel keeper. Since his marriage, he has 
lived in Waterloo, Iowa. Children : 

1 John, b. 4 March 1877. 

2 Thomas Bay, b. 5 Jan. 1879. 

10 Otis J., b. 8 Sept. 1839; m. 21 June 186-5, Louisa C, dau. of Alfred 

J. and Caroline (Davis) Eoberts of Brooks. He is a farmer and 
justice of the peace in his native town. He was in the war. 
Children : 

1 Louis Alfred, b. 20 March 1867; d. 27 March 1874. 

2 Ernest, b. 14 March 1877. 

11 Charles H., b. 13 Aug. 1842; m. 18 Sept. 1870, Nellie M., dau. of 

Dea. Daniel and Sarah H. (Hussey) Foster of Fort Fairfield. He 
is a farmer. No children. 

12 Ann T., b. 4 Dec. 1844; m. William H. Jones of Boston. 



5-7-11-3-1 

Capt. Luther Libby, born in Hampden, Me., 21 Aug. 1806; 
married, 10 Jan. 1833, Elizabeth Crump, born 28 Aug. 1815, in 
liichmond, Va. 

He went to sea soon after his father settled in Virginia, and 
followed that calling seventeen years. He then engaged in busi- 
ness as shijj chandler and commission merchant and was for many 
years one of the leading business men of Richmond. His con- 
nection with the famous Libby Prison may be well given in the 
words of his son. 

"My father was engaged in the business of shi]) chandler, 
grocer, and commission merchant, and had a lease on the build- 
ing for three years. When the war broke out his business was 
suspended, as his whole trade was with the North, but he still 
retained possession of the building, and General Winder, who was 
in command of Richmond at that time, notified him that he de- 
sired the building for a prison and if his goods were not removed 
within a certain time, he would throw them into the street. 
Winder took forcible possession of the building, and converted it 
into a prison. The name was derived from the simple fact of the 
sign of Libby & Son remaining over the door. " 

He died 28 Aug. 1871. Hi^s wife died 26 July 1865. 



268 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children : 

1 James Edward, b. 31 Auc;. 1836 ; d. 13 Oct. following. 

2 George W., b. 7 July 1889; m. 29 Oct. 1868, Alice A. Crump, born 

1.5 June 1842, in New Kent Co. He served four years in the Con- 
federate army. He still lives in New Kent Co. Children : 

1 Stanhope, b. 29 July 1809, in New Kent Co. 

2 Luther, b. 8 Sept. 1871, in New Kent Co. 

3 ]Mary Elizabeth, b. 20 Jan. 1874, in Memphis, Tenn. 

4 George W., b. 18 Sept. 1876, in Richmond. 



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William Libby, born m Lhuington, Me., 12 Aug. 1793; mar- 
ried Esther Brackett, daughter of Joshua and Lydia (Hasty) 
Brackett. 

He lived at home a short time after his marriage, and then set- 
tled in " IsTew Limington," in the town of Bridgton, on the farm 
noAv occupied by John H. Rose. In 1846, he removed to New- 
field to take care of his parents, and in 1858, went thence to 
Great Falls, N. H., where he died Mar. 1862. He was by trade a 
shoemaker, and always worked some at it ; but while at Great 
Falls, this formed his sole occupation. 

His wife Esther, the mother of his children, died in Bridgton, 
7 June 1842. He married as second wife, Martha (Blake) Libby, 
his brother Rufus' widow. 

Children : 

1 Dorothy, b. 26 April 1818, in Limington; ni. 21 April 1839 Lewis 

Newcomb of Bridgton. 

2 William, b. 18 Sept. 1819, in Bridgton; m. 1st, Joanna, dau. of 

Moses and Joanna T. (Lane) Sawiu of Southborough, Mass.; 
(died 13 Nov. 1860, in Southborough) ; 2d, 8 June 1862, Sarah Ann, 
dau. of Marshall and Sarali (Blood) Temple of Hopkinson. He 
was a carpenter. He died 14 April 1880, in West Upton, where 
his widow still lives. Children, by first wife : 
. 1 Mary J., b. Sept. 184.5, in Hopkinson. 

2 Charles W., b. Oct. 1847, in Marlborough; d. Sept. 1849. 

3 William F., b. 7 Dec. 1850, in Southville; m. Julia ; lives 

in Marlborough. Children: (?) 

1 William, b. 1871. 

2 John, b. 1877. 

3 Ellen, b. 1879. 

4 Frank, b. 1880. 

4 Sarah C, b. 29 April 1854; d. 14 Mar. 1857. 

5 Alice M., b. 16 Aug. 1856; married in 1874. 

6 Susie, b. 21 Nov. 1858; d. Aug. 1859. 

By second wife : 

7 Delosa E., b. 20 Mar. 1862; married 4 July 1880. 

8 Carrie, b. 14 June 1864; died 8 Oct. 186G. 

9 Charles M., b. 29 April 1866. 

10 Amy S., b. 12 Aug. 1871, in Westborough. 

11 Maggie, b. 6 Feb. 1874; d. 6 Mar. 1877. 

3 Eliza Ann, b. 5 April 1821; m. 8 Jan. 1843, Edw. White of Harrison. 

4 Mary J., b. 18 Aug. 1824; m. Richard Lang of Rye, N. H. 

5 Dorcas E., b. Nov^ 1825; m. Nahum Record of Great Falls, N. H. 

6 Lydia B., b. 17 Dec. 1827; m. 1st, 15 Sept. 1847, Levi H. Hamblen 

of Boston, Mass. ; 2d, 17 Aug. 1854, Francis Winn of Bridgton, Me. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 269 

7 Kufus Brackett, b. 11 Dec. 1829; m. Sophronia Wood, dau. of Sam- 

uel and Sophronia Wood (Odian) Chadbourn of Great Falls, N. 
H. He is a carpenter near Boston. Clrildren: 

1 Lydia Aut^usta, b. 3 Feb. 1853, in Boston; m. Chas. H. Fernald. 

2 George Koyal, b. 7 Aug. 1854, in Boston ; d. 27 July 1855, in 

Great Falls. 

3 Charles Benjamin, b. 29 .Jan. 1856, in Great Falls; m. Cather- 

ine, dau. of Michael W. and Catherine (Callahan) McKeon of 
Boston, where he is a clerk. Children : 

1 Charles E., b. 27 March 1875. 

2 Annie A., b. 26 March 1877. 

3 George W., b. 11 Aug. 1879. 

4 George Albert, b. 6 June 18.58, in Bridgton; m. 9 July 1879, 

Ellen, dau. of Patiick and Mary (Murray) Glenn of Dublin, 
Ireland. Excepting three years spent as pi«ivate detective, 
he has been an expressman. Child : 
1 George Chadbourn, b. 9 May 1880, in Dedham. 

5 Rufus Brackett, b. 18 July 186U, in Chelsea, Mass. ; d. 25 Aug. 

1863. 

8 Lueinda Brackett, b. 18 March 1833; m. Benjamin Dalton, an Eng- 

lishman, now of Dover, IST. H. 

9 James Orin, b. Aug. 1835; m. 31 Dec. 1858, Elizabeth J., dau. of 

Hugh and Tabitha (Ingalls) Bennett of Bridgton. At 14 he went 
to Boston, and there learned the carpenter's trade. After living 
there twelve years he returned to Bridgton, and went into busi- 
ness. He soon after engaged in carriage-making, which he con- 
tinued until his death, 1881. Children: 

1 Frank Orin, b. 26 Feb. 1870. 

2 Eva May, b. 23 April 1872. 

3 Walter Hugh, b. 19 May 1874; d. 2 Sept. 1876. 

4 Kate Lizzie, b. 26 June 1876. 

10 Royal, b. March, 1837 ; m. Jan. 1869, Martha, dau. of Thomas and 
Harriet (Ingalls) Ridlon of Bridgton. He is a blacksmith by 
trade. He served three years in a Massachusetts volunteer regi- 
ment, and for several years after his marriage followed the sea. 
Children : 

1 George White, b. 21 Feb. 1870, in Bridgton. 

2 Benjamin Dalton, b. about 1874. 



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Philemon" Libby, born in Limington, Me., 14 Dec. 1796 ; mar- 
ried first, 8 July 1824, Eliza Stkout of Limington ; (died June, 
1826) ; second, 20 Sept. 1829, Sally Libby, 11-2-4-3-3. He was 
a farmer. He lived on the homestead in Limington until 1836, 
when he sold, and bought the Dcm% farm in Newfield, on which 
he lived until his death, 29 May 1846. His widow died in Port- 
land 25 Sept. 1880. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Jacob Gushing, b. 25 Aug. 1825; m. 11 May 1849, Margaret M., dau. 
of Ithiel and Miranda (Blake) Philbrick of Staudish. At the age 
of 21 he went to Lowell, Mass., and was employed in the cotton 
mills until a short time before his death, which occurred in Low- 
ell 11 Jan. 18.52. His widow returned to Great Falls, N. H., 
where she married, 27 Nov. 1861, Samuel D. Whitehouse. Chil- 
dren: 

1 Novella Adelaide, b. 24 Sept. 1850; m. 7 June 1873, Charles F. 
Pray of Rollingsford. 



270 THE LIBBY PA3IILY IN AIHERICA, 

2 Ansel Jacob, b. 24 April 1852; m. 5 July 1879, Sarah Ida, dau. of 
Leonard S. R. and Mary Ann (Davis) Gray of Dover, N. H. 
At 15 he entered a book store in Great Falls, and two years 
later went to Boston, where he was in a wall-paper store un- 
til 1871. He was afterward clerk a short time in the book- 
store of John M. Gatehouse at Dover, and then went to Chi- 
cago, where he is now a traveling salesman for John J. Mc- 
Grath, jobber in paper-hangings. No children: 

By second wife : , 

2 Eliza Ann, b. IS Dec. 1830; m. Luke L. Newbegin of Portland. 

3 Caroline Perry, b. 5 May 1833; m. John I. Durgin of Limerick. 

4 Aphia Jane, b. U Sept. 1835; m. Edward Dal ton, an Englishman. 

5 Sarah Dorcas, b. 1 Oct. 1837, in Newfield ; m. Appleton JST. iiurnal. 

6 Joshua Mendum, b. 12 Aug. 1840; m. 11 April 1876, Mrs. Hannah 

Shepard, dau. of Joseph and Rebecca (Langley) Dunnels of New- 
field. His boyhood was spent in the mills at Great Falls. From. 
21 he worked twelve years in Limerick at farming, and since his 
marriage has lived on his wife's place in Newfield. No children. 

7 Mary Ellen, b. 8 Sept. 1844; m. David N. Ward of New York. 



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RuFus LiBBT, born in Limington, Me., 18 April 1802 ; married, 
25 June 1833, Martha Blake, daughter of JSTathauiel and Re- 
becca (Higgins) Blake of Gorham. 

He went to Bridgton at the same time with his brother Wil- 
liam, and settled on a farm. In 1840 he removed to Newfield, 
and thence, five years later, to Great Falls, w^here tlie remainder 
of his life was spent in the cotton mills. He died 29 Dec. 1848. 
His widow married William Libby, and now lives with her son 
Charles. 

Children : 

1 Francis Blake, b. 9 May 1834, in Newfield; m. 27 Nov. 1851, Mary 

Jane, dau. of Nathan and Hannah (Littlefield) Hanson of San- 
ford. He worked at first in the cotton mills but soon learned 
the shoemaker's trade and has since, for the most part, worked 
in the shoe shops. He and his brother each served two years in 
Co. A, 1st N. H. Heavy Artillery. Children: 

1 Emma Etta, ) twins, b. / d. 22 Feb. 1859. 

2 Frank Eugene, ( 12 Jan. 1856; ) m. 24 Oct. 1877, Ida L., dau. of 

Joseph and Mary A. (Scella) Fountain. He has been in the 
office of the Great Falls Mnf g. Co. since he was 16 years old ; 
first as office boy, and now as asst. paymaster. Children: 

1 Roy Fountain, b. 25 April 1878. 

2 Edward Everett, b. 18 May 1880. 

3 Ida Belle, b. 14 Feb. 1861. 

4 Emma Etta, b. 25 Sept. 1862. 

5 Harry, b. 8 May 1873. 

2 Charles Wesley, b. 7 Sept. 1841, in Newfield; m. 13 Oct. 1866, Mary 

Abby, dau. of John and Clarissa (Gale) Nason of Great Falls. 
He is a shoemaker. For five years following their return from 
the war, he and his brother were in business on Main street. 
They now both work in the shoe manufactory. Child: 
1 Clara Bell, b. 20 May 1869. 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 271 

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Nathaniel Libby, born in Limington, Me., 6 July 1804 ; mar- 
ried, 11 Oct. 1827, LuciNDA Beeey, daughter of John and Jane 
(Milliken) Berry of Saco. 

He learned the carpenter's trade of John Brackctt of Liming- 
ton and worked as journeyman in Saco. The year after his mar- 
riage he settled on a farm in West Newfield and emjiloyed him- 
self as a cattle drover, marketing in Brighton. In 1846 he re- 
moved to Great Falls, N. H., and in 1852 to Portsmouth, and 
worked at his trade in both places. In July 1855, he emigrated 
to Rock Co., Wis., and settled in Evansville, where he worked at 
his trade until his death, 14 Feb. 1881. 

Children : 

1 Catherine, b. 16 Mar. 1829, in Newfield ; m. Oct. 1840, Thomas P. 

Miles of Limerick. 

2 John, b. 16 May 1831 ; d. 18 Sept. 1847. 

3 William, b. 26 Oct. 1834; m. 5 July 1855, Julia Ann Eicker of Great 

Falls. He learned the carpenter's trade, and in 1853 went to 
Wisconsin, and has lived in Evansville since that time except 
four years spent on a farm in Chancellorsville, Va. He is a 
leading architect and builder. Children ; 

1 Frank, b. 23 Nov. 1855; d. 17 May 1856. 

2 Maybelle Inez, b. 18 Dec. 1856; unm. 

3 Irven Aston, b. 7 July 1860, in Great Falls, on a visit of bis 

parents. 

4 William Ernest, b. 3 July 1865. 

5 Henry Elmer, b. 12 July ]872, in Chancellorsville. 

6 Emily Gertrude, b. 25 May 1875. 

4 Henry Austin, b. 28 March 1837; m. 1st, 1862, Phebe Eook (died 

1867); 2d, 1868 Phebe Ann Cook. He was engaged in the shoe, 
express, and livery business, in Evansville, where lie died 17 Nov. 
1870. No children. 

5 Harrison, b. 29 March 1839; m. 1st, Nov. 1859, Lettice, dan. of Dea. 

Argalous and Sarah Ballard, from New York; (died 1861); 2d, 
1863, Jennie Dorman. He engaged in the shoe business in Evans- 
ville. In 1869 he went into the livery business in Oregon, Wis., 
and in 1873, in Lena, 111., where he is now a horse dealer. Chil- 
dren, all by second wife : 

1 Ida Belle, b. 1862, in Evansville. 

2 Frank, b. 1865. 

3 Arthur, b. Sept. 1870. 

6 Frances Lavinia, b. 20 Oct. 1841 ; m. 15 Feb. 1860, Byron Campbell 

of LaPorte, Ind. 

7 Lucinda, b. 16 March 1844; d. 1848. 

8 Caleb Ansel, b. 6 Nov. 1846, at Great Falls, N. H. ; m. 6 Nov. 1869, 

in Evansville, Lucilla, dau. of Daniel and Nancy (Cook) Crandall. 
He is by trade a carpenter. He is the owner of several patents 
on inventions of his own, and is engaged in the agents" supply 
business, and in the sale of his patents. He is also editor and 
proprietor of the Evansville Weekly " Pudding-Stick." Children: 

1 Fred Nelson, b. 30 Dec. 1871, in La Cygne, Kan. 

2 Alnion, ) twins, b. 19 Jan. 1874, 

3 Alice, ) at Point Pleasant, Iowa. 

4 son, b. 18 Sept. 1881. 

9 Natlianiel E., b. 17 Aug. 1850; unm. He learned telegraphy, but 

gave it up on accoiuit of ill health, and has since been engaged 
as carpenter and school-teacher. 



272 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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SoLOi\rox Strout Lip.by, born in Limlngton, Me., 26 Nov. 1815 ; 
married, 15 July 1838, Betsey Feexald, daughter of James and 
Mehitable (York) Fernald of Newfield. 

He learned the trade of blacksmith with Elder Elias Libby, 
5.7.8-I-I, and engaged in business in Newfield. He sold out soon 
after his marriage, and from that time worked as journeyman in 
many places in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, until 
1856, when he settled on a farm on Pine Hill, Berwick, and there 
lived until his death, 28 Jan. 1869. His widow lives in Great 
Falls, N. H. 

Children : 

1 Mark Fernald, b. 3 June 1839, in N'ewfield; d. 15 Aug. 1841. 

2 Morrill Woodman, b. 18 July 1840, in Wakefield, N. H. ; m. 7 Feb. 

1861, Sarah, dau. of Robert and Betsey Hill of Xew York State. 
He is a journeyman blacksmith, now living in Manchester, N. 
H. Children : 

1 Ina Belle, b. 20 Dec. 1861 ; m. 14 Aug. 1879, Fred Mesgar of 

Xew York City. 

2 Hattie Edna, b. 13 May 1863; d. 20 March 1866. 

3 John B., b. 4 July 1864; d. 18 July 1865. 

4 Sadie Estelle, b. 31 Aug. 1865. 

5 Minnie Alfraetta, b. 30 Sept. 1867. 

6 Grace Adella, b. 18 Oct. 1869. 

7 Morrill Firth, b. 26 Oct. 1872. 

8 Myrtie Josephine, b. 10 April 1875. 

9 Louisa May, b. 27 Sept. 1877. 

3 Keziah Fernald, b. 3 March 1S43, in Great Falls; d. 17 April 1844. 

4 Mary Ellen, b. 30 May 1849; d. 18 April 1850. 

5 Marvin Wentworth, b. 20 Dec. 1851, in Great Falls; m. 25 Oct. 

1870, Lizzie I., dau. of Nathaniel and Adelme (Hersom) Hersom 
of Lebanon, Me.; (died Nov. 1876); 2d, 15 Oct. 1877, Carrie E., 
dau. of Samuel and Eliza (Hodgdon) Hersom of Berwick. He 
learned the machinists trade in Manchester, N. H., and has since 
worked as journeyman. He lives in Berwick. Children, by first 
wife : 

1 Carrie Emma, b. 15 Dec. 1873, in Lebanon. 

By second wife : 

2 Jesse Lina, b. 28 Dec. 1879, in Andover, Mass. 

6 Amy Maria, b. 8 April 1856, in Berwick; m. 30 Sept. 1872, Geo. F. 

Young of Lancaster, N. H. 

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James Elden Libby, born in Conway, N. H., 23 Oct. 1811 ; 
married, 16 Mar. 1838, Lucixda Hiltox, daughter of Daniel and 
Lydia (Allen) Hilton of Denmark. He lived at home until two 
years after his marriage, and then bought the farm near by, on 
which he has since lived. 

Children : 

1 Clarissa Ann, b. 2 April 1839; m. Theodore Frost. 

2 Rolinda Fellows, b. 12 July 1841; m. 28 April 1866, Albert Jack. 

3 Daniel Hilton, b. 6 Mar. 1848; d. 15 June 1849. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 273 

4 Horace Billings, b. 15 May 1851 ; m. 10 June 1871 T nrv T? ^-^ 

^:U:.?^?^ni.^i.:Si^igKitr ^g^ -^ ^^- ^- 

1 Norman H., b. 7 Feb. 1873. ^^nctien. 

« A 1 ^^-.^^ ^^f^^"' ^- 21 Sept. 1876. 

£weVLafe^g;r2fii,^ He is a teamster in 

6 CoraTraiS:b.L5Jaifl'85^ No children. 

7 Mary Louisa, b. 1 July 1858. 

» John Pmkham, b. 28 July 1863. 

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Moses Libby, born in Limino-ton Me TS T,iKrisiQ. • t 

Children : 
1 Laura Ann, b. 11 June 1840, in Bridgton- d 9 Anril l^'^:; 

Agnes, <!»;;: of JlmeTc'tee: "cuid'er' "■ ' °"'- '"^' ^"""'^ 

1 Laura Ann, b. 25 Dec. 1875 

2 Hany Edwin, b. 13 Mar. 1880. 
4 Frank Hartwell, b. 23 Mar. 1857; d. 24 Dec. 1860. 

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Amos Libby, born in Limincjton, Me 12 Mir 1917. ^o • ^ 

Children : 

' ^SiJ^'^Fo's^ef ■"""■ '«'"' '" °^"-"™^ "»• 8 Feb. 1838, Rev. 

I f*S,f;SU!?fKerf -i^^'*™^- ^-'»- n. Ha„,M„; 
in Portland" nnm ' sewing-machine agent; lives 

unmarried. ' -^"■'^- ' lesiaes m l-'ortland; 

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Abner Libby, born in Bridirton, Me 7 "Ppb isiq. - j 

wl:;.,.^' "''■"■™''' ^^™""' 13 Oct. 185.3, her .i.ter hLZtA. 

, He is a blacksmith. He went to Boston in l qiQ vt^ ■ 

m business there, residing in Chaxiestown ^^' ^^' '' "°^ 



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274 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Emma K., b. 14 Feb., d. 20 Feb., 1849, in Boston. 

By second wife : 

2 Jeannetta E., b. 3 June 1857, in Boston. 

3 Loring A., b. 16 Sept. 1859, in Boston. 

4 Freddie A., b. 22 Nov. 18G4; d. 2 July 1868, in Charlestowu. 

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Oliver Libby, born in Bridgton, Me., 20 Nov. 1820; married, 
20 May 1858, Lavina Margaret Wheeler, daughter of Alanda 
and Ann (Farmer) Wheeler of Hoj^kinton, Iowa. 

He is a carpenter. Previous to his marriage he worked in 
nearly all the large cities of the Union. When he was married, 
he settled in Plattsbiirgh, Mo., and moved thence, in 1863, onto a 
farm in Gentry County, near Atlantus, where he still resides. His 
wife died 16 Jan.. 1875. 

Children : 

1 Dora Ann, b. 8 July 1860, in Plattsburgh; m. 18 Sept. 1880, Seth 

Thomas Goodwin. 

2 Emma Jane, b. 22 May 1862, in Plattsburgh; m. 25 July 1880, John 

Benton Coffey. 

3 Alplieus Alanda, b. 10 May, d. 9 Aug., 1866, in Cascade, Iowa. 

4 Hattie Eunice, b. 1 Jan. 1868, near Atlantus, Mo. 

5 Ida May, b. 4 July 1871, near Atlantus; d. 11 April 1875, in Mary- 

ville, Iowa, 

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Dennis B. Libby, born in Bridgton, Me., 28 Aug. 1822; mar- 
ried, 7 Nov. 1850, Sarah A. Taylor, daughter of Spencer and 
Lydia (Swan) Taylor of Buggies, Ohio. 

At the age of twenty he went to Massachusetts, and learned 
the carpenter's trade. He afterward lived successively in Wes- 
ton, Waltham, Concord, and Lowell, Mass. ; New York ; Mil- 
waukee, Cottage Grove (where he was married), and Door 
Creek, Wis. ; Cascade, Iowa ; and St. Joseph, Mo. In 1876 he 
settled permanently at Fairbury, Nebraska. 

Children : 

1 EUaS., b. 28 Oct. 1851, in Door Creek, Wis. ; m. 15 Feb. 1872, John] 

W. Marlow. 

2 Clara, b. 17 Sept. 1S53, in Cascade, Iowa; d. 9 Oct. 1854. 

3 Carrie, b. 2 May 1856, in Cascade; m. 26 July 1875, Lewis W. Culver. 

4 Amelia, b. 16 Oct. 1860, in Cascade ; d. 23 Nov. 1864. 

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Lewis Mitchell Libby, born 18 May 1824, in Bridgton, Me. ;' 
married first, 4 Dec. 1850, Hannah C. Eounds, daughter of 
George and Rebecca (Prentiss) Rounds of Hiram ; second, 1 July 
1869, Sarah E., widow of Seth L. Chase, daughter of Alexander 
and Sarah (Evans) McKeen of Lovell, Me. 



THE SIXTH GENEKATION. 275 

Except that he served in the war from August, 1862, until its 
close, he lived at home and carried on the homestead farm, until 
after his father's death. Upon his second marriage, he moved 
onto his wife's place, near the village, where he now lives. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 James Franklin, b. 20 Sept. 1851 ; m. 6 Dec. 1874, Abby Frances, 

dan. of John and Alice (Perry) Craumore of North Conway, N. 
H. At the age of 18 he went to Boston. After three years he 
retiirned to Bridgton, and two years later went into the clothing 
business, in which he now is. Children: 

1 John Cranmore, b. 19 April; d. 24 Aug., 1877. 

2 Fred Alton Irving, b. 25 Aug. 1879. 

2 Caroline Prentiss, b. 21 Aug. 1853; m. Calvin Randall. 

3 Emma Chase, b. 22 Dec. 1856; m. Willis Downs. 

4 Rebecca, b. 7 Mar. 1859 ; d. 14 Dec. 1805. 

5 Annie, b. 14, d. 25, Sept. 1866. 



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Samuel Appleton Libbt, born 21 Aug. 1826, in Bridgton, 
Me.; married, 13 Oct. 1856, Angeline P. Riley, daughter of 
David M. and Sarah (Farnham) Riley of Bridgton. 

He is a carpenter. In May 1853, he went west, and worked 
for his brothers Oliver and Dennis, until June 1856, when he re- 
turned home, married, and again went to Iowa, where he has 
since continued. 

Children : 

1 Wilbur. E., b. 13 Aug. 1857, in Cascade, Iowa. 

2 Rossie E., b. 27 Nov. 1859, in Sand Spring, Iowa. 

3 Florence I., b. 3 Dec. 1861, in Hopkinton, Iowa. 

4 Eugene R., b. 4 Jan. 1864. 

5 Alvra C, b. 24 July 1866. 

6 Mabel F., b. 9 Oct. 1868. 

7 Evelyn S., b. 9 Dec. 1870. 

8 Annette N., b. 22 Feb. 1873. 

9 Melvin A., b. 21 Nov. 1877. 



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Joseph Chase Libby, born in Limington, Me., 11 Oct. 1805 ; 
married, Lois McLellan Waterhouse, daughter of Joseph and 
Esther (Fogg) Waterhouse of Westbrook. 

After his marriage he lived a few years each in Gardiner and 
in Thomaston, and in 1839 settled permanently in East Thomas- 
ton, now Rockland. He was in business successively as a manu- 
facturer of boots and shoes, a dealer hi the same, dealer in stoves 
and tinware, dealer in lime and groceries, ship-builder, (in compa^ 
ny wdth I. K. Kimball), proprietor of steam manufactory, (burnt 
m 1855 — the largest that ever existed in Rockland), and from 
1856 until his death, as a stove and hardware dealer. He was a 
member of the Rockland City Council in 1871. He died 13 June 
1879. His widow died 2 Oct. 1880. 



276 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Their children were : 

1 Frederick Waterliouse, b. 20 March 1828, in Gardiner; m. 27 Aug, 

1849. Adelaide W., dau. of Dr. Zenas and Sophia (Cliamberlain) 
Colby of Rockland. He began life as a sliip-carpenter. In 1847 
and 8 he was in trade in Rockland, and tlie next year went to 
California, where he stayed until 18G0. He served a year in tlie 
band of the 6th Me. Vol., and has since lived in South America. 
Child: 
1 Eda Helen, b. 1850; d. 1853. 

2 Helen Amanda, b. 3 May 1830; d. 12 Nov. 1854; unm. 

3 Edwin [Capt.], b. 28 Feb. 1832, in Thomaston; m. 9 Sept. 1856, 

Mary F., dau. of Benjamin Cook of Rockland. He was first mate 
of foreign-going vessels 1849-1854, and captain 1855-1861. In 
April, 1861, lie enlisted in Co. H, 4th Me. Vol., was promoted to 
adjutant of the regiment the next year, and to captain of Co. D 
in 1863 ; was killed during tlie Battle of the Wilderness, 5 May 
1864. Post No. 16, G. A. R., located at Rockland, bears in his 
honor the name Edwin Libby Post. His widow died in Boston, 
1 Dec. 1879. Children: 

1 Mary Helen ; lives in Boston ; unm. 

2 Edwina ; in. Sargent of Boston. 

4 Arthur [Capt.], b. 29 Dec. 1834; m. 1st, Ellen F.. dau. of Andres 

and Lydia (Butler) Dwiiial of Rockland; (died 21 Jan. 1873) ; 2d, 
18 Jan. 1874, Carrie, dau. of Joseph and Eveline (Thorndike) 
Andrews of Camden. He learned the tin-plate worker's trade 
and in 1856 engaged with his father in the stove and tinware 
business under the style of J. C. Libby & Son. The firm was dis- 
solved in 1870, and he soon after started business in the same 
line in Rockport. He served three years in the 4th Me. Vol., and 
became captain of Co. A. Children, by first wife : 

1 Ella M., b. 19 Aug. 18.55; d. 26 Sept. 1856. 

2 William Arthur, b. 29 Dec. 1857 ; unm. 

5 Lucius Henry, b. 28 May 1838, in Rockland; m. 17 Nov. 1866, 

Mary Berry, dau. of Hollis M. and Sarah F. (Clougli) Kirkpatrick 
of Camden. He is a tin-plate worker and except two years in 
business in Vinalhaven, has been connected, first as workman 
and then as partner, with his father. Only child : 
1 Eda Helen, b. 28 Dec. 1869. 

6 Charles Adams, b. 24 Aug. 1842; m. 25 Sept. 1879, Ida, dau. of Wal- 

ter P. and Mehitable (Marstoii) Flanders of East Haverhill, N. 
H. He was at first a clerk for, and then (since 1870) a member 
of the firm of J. C. Libby & Sons. He served three years in the 
late war. He was treasurer of Knox County in 1867 and 1868, 
and a member of the Rockland City Council in 1872. 

7 Frank Cobb, b. 15 Dec. 1843; m. 25 April 1868, Hannah, dau. of 

John and Saliiia (Butler) O'Neil of Tliomaston. He followed the 
sea until 1867, when he fell from the mast-head of the schooner 
Ocean Star. He was afterward a member of the firm of J. C. 
Libby & Sons; later carried on a patent roofing business; and 
now lives in Colorado, where he owns in gold mines. Children: 

1 James Edwin, b. 16 Oct. 1869. 

2 Charles Pressey, b. 26 Jan. 1871. 

3 Olive Chase, b. 23 Sept. Ib75 ; d. 13 Aug. 1876. 

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Alpheus Libby, horn in Liraington, Me., 7 July 1811 ; mnrried, 
Oct. 18B9, Maeantiia Austin, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia 
(Hall) Austin of Salem, N. li. 

He removed to Thomaston in 1833, and thence, in 1836, to 
Portland, where he still resides. He was for many years a flour 
merchant. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 277 

His only child is : 
1 Delia Hall, b. 18 May 1841 ; m. 2G Jan. 1865, John G. Stetson. 

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Edmund Libbt, born in Limington, Me., 7 Oct. 1819; raarrierl, 
first, 25 May 1846, Mary E. Howell, daughter of Robert and 

(Emery) Howell of Portland. She died 21 June 1857. 

He married second, 11 Sept. 1861, Abbie C, daughter of Capt. 
John and Abigail (Bickford) Lee of Oxford. 

He was in business as grocer, in Portland, from 1841 ; as baker, 
in Yarmouth, from 1847, and in Auburn, where he now re- 
sides, from 1853. Previous to 1869 he had a bake-shop in Lew- 
iston also, but now confines his business to Auburn. 

Children : 

1 Eobert Howell, b. 16 Aug. 1846, in Portland; m. Dec. 1873, MaryE., 

dau. of Col. Moses and Sarab E. (Dolbeer) Starbird of Freeman. 
He is a locomotive engineer; has resided ill Greenville, Penn., 
since 1869. Child: 
1 Edmund Guy, b. Aug. 1878, in Greenville. 

2 Fannie A., b. 7 Feb. 1849, in Yarmouth; m. Jime 1874, S. F. Pdch- 

ards. 

3 Charles E., b. 8 Oct. 185.3, in Auburn; is in partnership with his 

father. 

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Abner Augustus Libbt, born in Limington, 27 Jan, 1827 ; 
married, 25 June 1850, Sarah Gilpatrick, daughter of Joseph 
H. and Sarah (Burnham) Gilpatrick of Limerick. She died 3 
Nov. 1857, and he married, 10 May 1858, her sister, Abby Gil- 
patrick. 

He lived at home until a few years after his marriage, and then 
bought the house at Limerick Corner, now occupied by his wid- 
ow, and went into trade. He was a number of years selectman 
of Limerick. He died 17 Feb. 1866. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Olive Gray, b. 1.3 Dec. 1851. 

2 Alvin A., b. 11 March 1853; removed to Bridgeport, Conn., at the 

age of 17, and has since been a clerk in a clothing store there. 
Unmarried. 

3 Austin, b. 9 May 1855; d. 7 Jan. 1858. 

By second wife : 

4 Ernest, b. 7 Aug. 1860. 



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JeremIx\.h Libbt, born in Wolfborough, IST. H., 15 July 1792; 
married, 25 Sept. 1815, Esther Smith, daughter of Thomas and 
Mary Ann Smith of Shapleigh, Me. 

He was lamed by an accident in infancy, and had always to go 



278 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

with a crutch. In consequence he learned tlie trade of shoemak- 
er. He lived successively in Brooklield, at Mill Village, on Wolf- 
borough Neck with his father, at Wolfl)orough Bridge, and final- 
ly in "Moultonhorough. His wife died in Moultonborough, 12 
Jan. 1857, and he married the next year Mary Jane, daughter of 
Dr. Thomas Shannon of that i^lace. He died 29 Aug. 1874. His 
widow is still living. 

Children : 

1 Sarah Fullerton, b. 3 July 1816, in Brookfield; m. Wm. Davis. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1818, in Wolfborough; m. Timothy Brewster. 

3 Ivory Chamberlain, b. 1 Oct. 1820; d. in infancy. 

4 Olive Margaret, b. 31 Oct. 1821; m, 9 Sept. 184!!;, Levi Brown. 

5 Charles Spring, b. 3 March 1824; m. 1st, Alzira, dau. of Nathaniel 

and ^nna (Wiggin) Caverly of Tuftonborough; {died 15 Nov. 
1855, in Boston); 2d, Ellen Budd of Boston. When of age he 
went to Boston, and was several years in the trvicking business, 
and then became foreman in a refinery of burning iluids. In 18(54, 
on account of ill health, he retired to a farm in Island Pond, Vt., 
and there died 15 April. His widow married John A. Caldwell 
of New York City. Children, by first wife: 

1 Laura Alzira, b. 8 April 1846; m. 16 Dec. 1864, Chas. Gilman. 

2 Fanny Caroline, b. 22 June 1849 ; m. 9 Oct. 1869, Henry S. Gray. 

By second wife : 

3 Etta, lives with her mother. 

6 Reuben Abbot, b. 22 June 1826; unm. From 1849 to 1869 he lived in 

California and Montana. In the latter year he returned to Dover, 
N. H., and is now day police there. 

7 Thomas Smith, b. 14 April 1830; m. Martha, dau. of Ebenezer and 

Maria iSmith of Shapleigh, Me. He became a teamster in Boston. 
About five years after his marriage he removed to Knox County, 
111. , and ten years later to Oberlin, Kansas, where he died Aug. 
1878. Children: 

1 Levi, born in Shapleigh. 

2 Thomas, born in Shapleigh. 
and others born in the West. 

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Capt. Smith Libbt, born in Wolf borough, N. H., 26 July 1805 ; 
married, 12 Oct. 1834, in Exeter, Me., Lucketia Garland, daugh- 
ter of 'Stephen and Dorothy (Trickey) Garland of New Durham, 
N. H. He early emigrated to the interior of Maine, and has lived 
in Exeter many years, a farmer. He was representative to the 
state legislature in 1843, was assistant messenger of the house 
1844 and 5, and messenger of the senate 1847 and 8. 

Children, all born in Exeter: 

1 Edwin, b. 14 Nov. 1835 ; unm. He was a sailor several years, and 

served three years in the late war. He now lives in Exeter. 

2 Elbridge, b. 30 Jan. 1841; m. 25 Nov. 1874, Elinor, dau. of Stephen 

and Louisa (Penly) Packard of Monmouth. He is a boot and 
shoe manufacturer in Foxcrof t, Me. Child : 
1 Ethel, b. 9 Sept. 1876, in Exeter. 

3 Abbie, b. 2 May 1843 ; unm. 

4 Byron, b. 26 Aug. 1845; m. 30 June 1875, Effie, dau. of Enoch J. 

and Judith (Caswell) Ames of Exeter. He served nearly five 
years in Co. H, 15th Me. Vol. He is now a teamster in Boston, 
Mass. Children : 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 279 

1 Eeginald Byron, b. 15 May 1876, in Boston. 

2 Edwin Raynor, b. 17 April 1878, in Boston. 
8 Robert Harold, b. 14 April 1880. 

5 Reuben, b. 19 Aug. 1848; unm. He is a farmer in Exeter. 

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Moses Libbt, born in Gilmanton, N. H., 10 March 1788 ; mar- 
ried Hannah Flanders, daughter of Thomas Flanders of Gil- 
manton. He removed with his father from Gilmanton to Broom, 
Lower Canada, about 1820, and there died 23 March 1827. He 
was a farmer. His widow married Jacob Basford, and died a few 
years later. 

Children : 

1 Moses, b. in Gilmanton ; m. Elmira, dau. of Moses Davis. He was 

a carpenter, and owned the farm on which his father died. He 
died early in life, (aged 37), and his widow married Sewall Law- 
rence. Children : 

1 Mary Etta, died young. 

2 Cynthia, died young. 

3 Emily. 

4 George Moses, b. 24 May 1847 ; m. 14 Aug. 1874, in Milf ord, N". 

H., Nancy Maria, dau. of John and Melinda (Burroughs) York 
of Nashua, N. H. , in which latter place he now lives. Child : 
1 Bernice Melinda, b. 12 March 1880, in Nashua. 
6 son, died yovmg. 

2 Andrew, b. 13 May 1819 ; m. Nancy Davis, sister of Moses' wife. 

He was born in Gilmanton, but was reared and has always lived 
at Broom, a farmer. Children : 

1 Mary S., b. 28 Dec. 1841; d. 23 Oct. 1874; unm. 

2 Eliza A., b. 31 March 1843; unm. 

3 Moses, b. 11 Feb. 184.5; unm.; farmer. 

4 Nelson, b. 25 July 1847 ; m. Eliza, dau. of Andrew Stevens. He 

is a farmer. Children : 

1 Alice Matilda, b. 10 Sept. 1874. 

2 Nancy Ellen Louisa, b. 5 Sept. 1876. 

3 daughter, b. 8 Sept. 1880. 

5 Charles, b. 18 March 1850; m. Amy Catherine, dau. of Richard 

and Mary Ann (Doherty) Marsh. He is a mechanic. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Carmy Delbert, b. 18 Dec. 1876. 

2 Andrew Richard, b. 24 May 1880. 

6 Lyman, b. 24 Aug. 1852 ; unm. ; farmer. 

7 Augustus, I twins, born I unm. ; farmer. 

8 Augusta, J 17 May 1854; j d. 29 Nov. 1854. 

9 Israel E., b. 23 Jan. 1855; unm. 
10 Howard, b. 3 June 1857; unm. 

3 Joseph, born in Knowlton, Broom; m. Cynthia Magowen. He was 

a farmer in Troy, Vt., when the Civil War broke out. He en- 
listed and died in the service, leaving a widow, three sons and a 
daughter, who afterward moved to some American milling town. 

4 Elmira, m. Hiram Drew. 

5 Hiram, died 1866, with Mrs. Drew. He was a farmer ; never mar- 

ried. 

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John Libby, born probably in New Durham, N". H., 1792 ; mar- 
ried, 13 Aug. 1815, Sally Randall, daughter of Richard and 
Charity (Drew) Randall of Loudon, N. H. He was a farmer in 



280 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Barnstead. He died young, of a fever, the result of a severe cold 
caught while working in his saw-mill, 16 March 1825. His widow 
married Henry Livingston, and then Nathan Junkins, and died 
in Tuftonborough, 1878. 

Children : 

1 Aliis^ail P., b. 1 Jan. 1817; m. John T. May. 

2 Eiciiard K., b. 15 Nov. 1819; m. Feb. 1841, m Strafford, where he 

afterward lived, Mary D., dan. of Samuel and Lydia (Whitehouse) 
Mills of Dover. He was a brickmaker. He died in New Dur- 
ham, 16 Aug. 1866. His widow died in Strafford 6 March 1869. 
Only child : 

1 Hamiah S., b. 1 Oct. 1841, in Dover; m. 14 April 1864, John W. 
Avery of Strafford. 

3 Lavinia M. A., b. 16 May 1824; m. Oilman Merrill; lives in Ames- 

bury, Mass. Children: 

1 Kuth (Merrill), b. 1851; m. Fred Morris. Children: 

1 Elmer G. (Morris), b. 15 Feb. 1872. 

2 Frederick A. (Morris), b. 1876. 

2 John F. W. (Merrill), b. 1853; unm. 

3 Ann C. (Merrill), b. 1856; m. B. C. Colby. 

4 Willard O. (Merrill), b. 1859; unm. 

5 Arthur H. (Merrill), b. 1864; d. 1865. 

6 Clarence A. (Merrill), b. 1866. 

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Dr. David Thurstix Libby, born in New Durham, N. H., 
27 Oct. 1790; married, 11 Oct. 1818, Lucinda Parsoxs, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Lucy (Bradbury) Parsons of Parsonsfield, Me. 

David T. Libby began the study of medicine with Dr. Sargent 
of New Durham, and then went to Eftingham, N. H., where he 
completed his education with a Dr. Clark. He practiced a short 
time in Parsonsfield, Me., where his wife belonged, and in 1820 
established himself at Wolf borough Bridge, where he continued 
to practice successfully until his death, which occurred 27 Aug. 
1834. 

On account of the annoyance experienced in being confounded 
with another Dr. Libby, who resided in a neighboring town, (Dr. 
Benjamin Libby, l-G-2-1-9?), he had his name changed to Livy, 
which name his family retained. His widow died in Meredith, 
N. H., 30 Aug. 1877. 

Their children were : 

1 Annette Augusta, b. 9 July 1819; m. 14 Dec. 1837, Hon. Jeremiah 

Forest Hall, m.b., of Portsmouth, N. H. 

2 Harriet Byron, b. 19 April 1821; m. William E. Alexander, a lead- 

ing merchant of Savannah, Ga. 

3 Carohne Elizabeth, b. 20 June 1823; m. Rev. John M. M. Caldwell, 

now president of the Rome Female College, at Rome, Ga. 

4 Juha Amanda, b. 17 Mar. 1825; d. 19 Sept. 1826. 

5 Edwin Parsons, b. 22 July 1827 ; went to sea, and died of fever in 

the hospital at Calcutta, Aug. 1845. 

6 David Henry, b. 3 June 1832 ; was drovnied in the lake, in fi'ont of 

his mother's house, 26 Dec. 1840. 

7 Mary Allen, b. 27 Oct. 1834; m. 10 Jan. 1857, Hon. Samuel Wink- 

ley Rollins, now Judge of Probate for Belknap County, residing 
at Meredith, N. H. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 281 

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Asa Libby, born in New Durham, N". H., 21 Feb. 1792 ; mar- 
ried, 18 May 1820, Nancy Clough, daughter of Isaac and Sarah 
(Carr) Clough of Alton. He was a farmer, and always lived on 
his father's homestead on New Durham Ridge. He died 6 March 
1836. Plis widow still lives. 

Children, all born in New Durham : 

1 Isaac Carr, b. 7 Nov. 1821; m. 1849, Clara S., dau. of John C. and 

Abigail (Stevens) Chamberlain. He had bis father's homestead, 
which be sold out of the family in 1854, but still lives on New 
Durham Eidge. He is a member of the Second Advent Church. 
Child: 
1 Viola Augusta, b. 5 Aug. 1854; unm. 

2 Sarah Mason,' b. 1 Dec. 1823; m. 1849, John Davis; died 26 July 

1863. Children: 

1 Lydia (Davis), b. 6 Feb. 1854. 

2 Jose (Davis), b. 9 June 1859. 

8 Hannah Clough, b. 25 June 1825; m. 14 Feb. 1843, Eliphalet H. 
York of Dover. 

4 David Thurston [Rev.], b. 24 Feb. 1828; m. 1849, Elizabeth G., dau. 

of Joseph B. and Sarah (Holmes) Chamberlain. He is a farmer 
and shoemaker in New Durham. In 1874 he was ordained a 
Ijreacher of the Second Advent denomination. Children : 

1 Asa E., b. 8 April 1852; m. 1873, Emma J., dau. of Joseph and 

Betsey (Scruten) Berry; d. 28 Nov. 1879. He was a clerk 
in a grocery store in Farmington. His family live with his 
father. Child: 
1 Ervin A., b. 7 March 1875. 

2 Frank H., b. 8 July 1854; unm. He is a clerk in a shoe store 

in Boston. 

5 Josephine B., b. 1 May 1831; m. Charles H. Willey. 

6 George Franklin, b. 23 April 1834; unm. He is a shoecutter and 

works now in Dover, N. H. 



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Capt. Daniel Libby, born in New Durham, N. H., 15 Sept. 
1796; married, 10 March 1817, Ada Clough, daughter of Isaac 
Smith and Joanna (Carr) Clough of Alton. 

Soon after his marriage he removed from Alton to Tufton- 
borough, where the burden of his life was spent in farming. He 
died on a small farm in Wolfborough, (where his widow still 
lives), 3 Aug. 1862. He was a memb^er of the Christian Baptist 
church, and six years captain in the militia. 

Children : 

1 John Mason, b. 21 Nov. 1818, in Alton; m. 1st, 1840, Polly H., dau. 

of Wm. and Dolly (Snell) Wiggin; (died 17 April 1854); 2d, Ann 
M. (Swett) Horn, dau. of Robert and Polly Swett; (died 22 Mar. 
1864) ; 3d, 1870, Mrs. Susan Pingree, dau. of Isaiah and Sarah 
(Stevens) Mclntire. He followed the sea portions of two years, 
but has since been a successful farmer in Tuftonborough. Chil- 
dren, by second wife: 

1 Charles, b. 17 Oct. 1855; d. 12 April 1859. 

2 Fred C, b. 3 May 1860; unm. He is a clerk in Boston. 

2 Ann Carr, b. 20 May 1820; m. John Fullerton and Nathan Morri- 

son ; d. 6 Aug. 1850. 



282 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Leonora, b. 12 Aii^. 1822; d. 4 Mar. 1825. 

4 Moses, b. 20 July 1824; m. Vesta R. Wiscgin. 

5 Sarah M.. b. 10 July 1825; d. 29 Mar. 1827. 

6 Daniel, b. 9 May 1827, in Tuftonborougb ; m. 1853, Martha A., dau. 

of John R. and Abiah (Brewster) Hayes of Wolf borough, where 
he is now a farmer. Children : 

1 Emma F., b. 1 May 185(5; m. David Fullerton. 

2 Edwin D., b. 24 June 1857, in Tuf tonborough ; unm. He is a 

shoemaker. 

3 John H., b. 30 Dec. 1860; is a mason. 

4 Harry E., b. 8 June 1876, in Wolfborough. 

7 Nancy J., b. 31 Aug. 1829; m. ^Ym. Thomas; d. 1841. 

8 Isaac C, b. 12 March 1831; d. same day. 

9 Isaac Smith, b. 12 July 1833; m. 1857, Emily, dau. of Thomas Ken- 

ney of Milton, N. H. ; died 27 Sept. 1865, in Tuftonborough. _ He 
was by trade a shoemaker, but followed farming. His widow 
married again and lived in Lynn, Mass. Children: 

1 Melvina, ) j.„-„,, 

2 Alvena, } *^"^^- 

10 Ehzabeth J., b. 1 Oct. 1835; ) died of croup 

11 Charles F., b. 1 Nov. 1836; J 10 May 18.38. 

12 Charles A., b. 19 June 1840; m. 1867, Evelyn E., dau. of Jonathan 

and Elizabeth C. (Wiggin) Hersey. He is a farmer. In 1869 he 
moved to Manchester, Iowa. He has been two years class-lead- 
er in the Methodist church. He served two years in the late 
war. Child : 
1 Lizzie A., b. 1870. 

13 James W., b. 8 June 1843; d. 27 Aug. 1863, at Point Lookout, Md., 

after a year's service against the rebellion. 



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Levi, Libbt, born in New Hampshire; married, 13 Mar. 1814, 
Hannah Ltbby, 6-4-1-8-3. He grew up in Porter, Me., and went 
thence to New York State. He died early, and his widow mar- 
ried George Seavey of Genesee Co., N. Y. They joined the Mor- 
mons and emigrated to Utah. 

Children : 

1 Truman, went to Utah with the Seaveys, but was reported to have 

left them and settled in Nebraska. 

2 Isaac, was last heard from in Illinois. 

3 Eliza, married Alviu Torry. 

4 Jane. 

5 James W., b. 27 Feb. 1826, in Bath, N. Y. ; m. 12 April 1855, Eliza, 

dau. of Caleb and Betsey (Irons) Mosher of Bath. He was reared 
from infancy by his Uncle Isaac Libby. He went west in 1845, 
and worked at the carpenter's trade in Wisconsin and Minnesota 
until 1852. From that year till 1872 he lived in Elkader, Kans., 
and has since lived in Volga City. He and his wife are both 
members of the M. E. Church. He has been fifteen years a jus- 
tice of the peace. Children : 

1 Anna M., b. 30 Mar. 1856; m. 26 Nov. 1876, Louis M. Goodwin. 

2 Margaret, b. 26 Jan. 1858; d. 25 March 1861. 

3 Frank A., ) twins, born ) died 10 Jan. 1863. 

4 Fred W., j 22 Aug. 1860; Us a brakeman. 

5 Hattie, b. 18 Feb. 1865. 

6 Lincoln, ) twins, born ) died 29 June 1870. 

7 Leon, J 14 Feb. 1869; ) 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 283 

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Jacob Libbt, born probably in Chichester, N". H., about 1780 ; 
man-ied, 18 May 180G, in Saco, Eunice Scammon. 

He grew up in Parsonsfield, Me., and afterward lived in Saco, 
where he began to learn the blacksmith's trade. He gave it up, 
however, and went to sea. He afterward sailed for Capt. John 
Dix of Portland, and was cast away, and the whole crew lost, 
1811. His widow married Capt. Jacob Warren. 

Children : 

1 Isaac, b. 15 Jan 1807, in Portland; m. 1st, Sarah Libby, 1-5-2-5-7-4; 

2(:1, Betsey Ann (Goss) Libby, widow of Philip Libby, 10-5-6-7-6. 

2 Jacob, b. 1810 ; never married. He learned the machinist trade in 

Boston, and became engineer of a steamer on the Arkansas 
Pdver, where he is supposed to have died of yellow fever, a youug 
man. 

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John Libby, born in Porter, Me., 30 Jan. 1792 ; married, 6 
Aug. 1815, Mary G. Fox, daughter of John and Deborah (Gil- 
man) Fox of Porter. 

He lived on a farm in Porter until about 1821, when he emi- 
grated to New York, and settled in the woods near Utica. He 
stayed there only about a year, because his wife was taken with 
fever and ague. He started for home, but lived for lengthy peri- 
ods in various places along the road, and did not reach Maine until 
about 1834, He bought the Broad farm in Brownfield, and lived 
there until his death, 10 Oct. 1835. His family afterward lived in 
Parsonsfield, Porter, Freedom, N. H., Porter, Parsonsfield, and in 
1849 moved to Biddeford, where«the widow died, 4 Sept. 1865. 

Children : 

1 Lucinda Fox, b. 15 Jan. 1816; m. Rev. Francis Ayer of Cornish, a 

Methodist preacher. 

2 Deborah Gilman, b. 10 June 1818; m. Samuel Chamberlain of 

Brownfield. 

3 Joseph Maurice, b. 26 Feb. 1821; m. 1st. Eliza J., dau. of Gardner 

and Relief (Thayer) Penniman of South Braintree, Mass.; (di- 
vorced) ; 2d, . He is a carpenter and is in business in 

Maiden. Child, by first wife: 
1 Margaret Ellen, b. 17 May 1846 ; m. Ebenezer Moulton. 

4 John Colby, b. 12 Oct. 1828, in Tamworth, N. H. ; m. 1st, 9 Jan. 

1862, Sarali Ohve, dau. of Jei'emiah and Miranda (Burnham) Hill ; 
(died 18 March 1865); 2d, 13 Aug. 1865, Bernice M., dau. of Ricli- 
ard and Miriam (Thurlo) Taylor of Byron, Me. He learned the 
carpenter's trade with his brotlaer in South Braintree, Mass., and 
afterward worked as journeyman in Biddeford. In 1858 he en- 
gaged in the undertakers business whicli he continued until 1877, 
when he removed to tlie farm in Naples on whicli he now resides. 
He is a Second Adventist. Cliildren, all born in Biddeford: 

1 Maurice Colby, b. 13 July 1866. 

2 John Bertie, b. 7 Aug. 1869; d. 8 March 1874. 

3 Olive Bernice, b. 13 Nov. 1874; d. 29 July 1878. 

4 Jesse Clinton, b. 29 Aug. 1877. 

5 Mary Emma, b. 19 Nov. 1879. 

5 Mary Asenath, b. 3 May 1834; m. Melville Black. 

6 Julia Ann, b. 26 Aug. 1836 ; m. Rev. Abial W. Sibley. 



284 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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JosiAH LiBBY, born in Porter, Me., 9 Feb. 1799 ; married, 
1825, Mary P. Leavitt, daug-hter of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Hutchins) Leavitt of Conway, IST. H. 

He was of Brownfield, Me., at the time of his marriage, but 
soon after bought a farm in South Conway, N. H., on wliich he 
lived al)out twenty-five years. His health failing liim, he went to 
Saratoga Sjirings, and lived there two years. He never recovered, 
but spent the rest of his life in alternate visits to his relatives in 
New York, and his children in Massachusetts. He died with 
Mrs. Currier, in Lawrence, Oct. 1866. His wife died in Lowell, 
29 June 1856. 

Children : 

1 Leavitt J., b. 21 July 1826, in Browniield; m. iu Philadelphia, 

Penn., Elizabeth Hyres. He was a hotel-keeper in the West; is 
supposed to be dead. His widow lives in Philadelphia. Chil- 
dren : 

1 William. 

2 Emma. 

2 Oscar F., b. 19 Feb. 1828, in Conway; m. in Lowell, Mass., Lucinda 

Gilman. He was a railroad contractor and died of cholei'a, in 
Illinois. His widow survives. No children. 

3 Mary E., b. 19 Jan. 1830; m. 15 May 1848, James M. Currier, who 

died 21 Jan. 1862. They were the first couple married in Law- 
rence. 

4 Eben L., b. 29 Jan. 1833; lives in South America. He followed the 

show business, performing remarkable feats of strenoth. 

5 Ellen S., b. 20 March 1834; m. 11 July 1856, Edwin Lyford of Law- 

rence. No children. 

6 Harriet A., b. 16 April 1836; m. Sept. 1855, Stephen Kenney, who 

died 22 Feb. 1872. ♦ 

7 Lucy A., b. 11 Sept. 1838; m. 3 July 1857, Joseph Abbott. 

8 Francena A., b. 11 July 1840; m, 6 May 1865, K. F. Sargent of Law- 

rence. 

9 Laroy N., b. 29 Sept. 1848; unm. He lives in West Gardiner, Mass., 

a finisher in a chair factory. 



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Daniel Libby, born 3 April 1786, the first male born in 
Porter, Me. ; married, 19 March 1809, Mary Rundlet, daughter 
of Joshua and Phebe (Chapman) Rundlett of Parsonsfield. He 
was settled by his father on a lot of wild land near the center of 
Porter, and began to clear himself a farm : but he w^as stricken 
down by fever nine years after his marriage, and died 19 Sept. 
1818. His wife remained a widow and brought up her young 
family without assistance. She died 3 Sept. 1863. 

Children : 

1 Levi Smith Chapman, b. 23 March 1810; m. Eliza D.Boothby. 

2 Mahala, b. 19 Oct. 1811; m. John Pilsbury of Shapleigh; d. Feb. 

1837, in Danvers, Mass. 

3 Phebe Rundlet, b. 31 Jan. 1813; m. Geo. W. Ward of Wells. 

4 Joshua Rundlet, b. 24 March 1815 ; m. Elzira Boothby. 



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Stephen LiBBT, born in Porter, Me., 21 May 1793; married, 
23 Jan. 1814, DoKOTHY Blake, daughter of Thomas and Han- 
nah Blake of Meredith, N. H. He settled on land given hhn by 
his father. His homestead is now occupied by Henry M. Libby, 
6-4-1-9-8-1-2, and Samuel Redlon, jr. His wife died 10 Dec. 1847, 
and he, 4 Dec. 1868. 

Children : 

1 Joseph L., b. 15 Oct. 1814; m. 14 Dec. 1S4.3, in Roxbury, Mass., 

Mary, dau. of Francis and Mary (Marshall) Whitney of Natick, 
Mass. Upon his marriage he settled on the farm in his native 
town on which he has since resided. He is a member of the 
General Baptist church of Brownfield. Children: 

1 Charles F., b. 2 Nov. 1844; d. 11 Feb. 1850. 

2 Mary Jane, b. 6 Dec. 1845 ; vmm. 

3 Joseph M., b. 8 Dec. 1847; unm. 

4 Annah A., b. 19 March 1850; m. 25 Dec. 1877, Wm. Douglass. 

5 Josephine F., b. 11 June 1853; m. 2 May 1872, Johu D. Varney. 

6 Caroline D., b. 12 Oct. 1855; m. 27 Oct. 1879, George Hunne- 

man; d. 16 Dec. 1879, in Boston. 

7 Rosalia, b. 21 April 1857; in. 21 Feb. 1877, Andrew Cole. 

2 James, b. Jan. 1817; m. Mary Nute; lives in Wolfborough, N. H. 

Child (probably): 
1 Lydia C, b. 1840; unm. 

3 Daniel, b. Oct. 1819; d. Sept. 1841; unm. He was a member of the 

M. E. Church. 

4 Hannah, b. 2 April 1822; m. 17 July 1842, Daniel E. Smith. 

5 Mary, b. 10 June 1824; d. March, 1842. 

6 Joel T., b. 13 July 1826; m. 7 May 1848, Ruth L., dau. of Samuel 
■ and Mercy (Tibbetts) Billings of Porter. He had his father's 

homestead, and has since been a farmer in his native town. He 
has been selectman. Children : 

1 Samuel B., b. 17 Feb. 1849; m. 1st, 24 Feb. 1870, Relief, dau. of 

jSTathaniel and Harriet (French) Rounds; (died 10 May 1872); 
2d, Mary, dau. of Madison and Martha (Walker) Linscott of 
Brownfield. He is a cooper in Freedom, N. H. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Relief R., b. 4 May 1872, in Pennsylvania; d. 25 Feb. 1876, 

in Porter. She caught her clothes on fire and was so 
burned that she died. 

By second wife : 

2 Delbert, b. 2 March 1875, in Brownfield, Me. 

3 Emma Maud, b. 10 Nov. 1876. 

2 Alphonzo J., b. 26 March 1853; unm. He is in the sewing 

machine business. 

3 James E., b. 24 Sept. 1857; d. 13 Oct. 1857. 

They adopted, 10 Nov. 1860, a daughter of Charles and Eliza 
Ann (Abbot) Floyd of Porter. She was called: 
a Marie A. (Libby), b. 20 March 1859; m. 30 April 1876, Moses 
Fox, jr. 

7 Isabella, b. 17 Nov. 1828; m. 14 Dec. 1851, Wm. Brown; died March 

1870. 

8 Abigail M., b. 10 Dec. 1831; m. 18 Jan. 1853, Thomas T. Billings; 

d. 16 Jan. 1868. 

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John Libby, born in Porter, Me., 20 Feb. 1797; married, 17 
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286 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

stead farm of his wife's father, and lived there until his death, 21 
Jan. 1878. His wife died Nov. 1847, and 20 Nov. 1848 he mar- 
ried Mrs. Anna Tibbetts, daughter of Carr Leavitt. She died 30 
March 1872. 

Children : 

1 Trueworthy C, b. 23 April 1817; m. 12 Dec. 1838, Hannah E., dan. 

of Eunice (Libby) Ilurd, G-4-1-2-6. He lives on the homestead 
farm, a farmer. Children : 

1 John T. C, b. 1(3 Jan. 1841; m., March 1875, Martha A., dau. 

of James and Abby (Merrill) Moore of Parsonsfield, where he 
now lives, a school-teaclier and farmer. No children. 

2 Henry M., b. 10 Dec. 1846; m. 30 June 1870, Orra A., dau. of 

Moses T. and Hannah (Gerry) Smith of Hollis. He is a far- 
mer in Porter. Children : 

1 Lizzie J., b. 7 Aug. 1871, in Cornish. 

2 Sidney T., b. 26 Feb. 1874, in Porter. 

3 Lillia H., b. 18 Sept. 1877. 

4 Orra A., b. 21 April 1880. 

3 Thomas M., b. 19 Nov. 1851 ; unm. 

2 Hanson, b. 15 May 1821 ; m. 1st, 7 Dec. 1843, Susan, dau. of Samuel 

and Isabella (French) Tibbetts of Parsonsfield; (died 24 Oct. 
18.34) ; 2d, 15 May 1856, Mary A., dau. of Lemuel and Mary (Berry) 
Sawyer of Porter. He is a farmer in Porter. He is a member 
and clerk of the G-. P. Baptist church. Children, by first wife: 

1 Lydia A., b. 4 Dec. 1846; m. 7 Dec. 1865, Capt. Joseph O. Gen- 

tleman of Eaton, N. H. 

2 Lavina A., b. 25 Feb. 1848; m. Aug. 1868, Marshall W, Wads- 

worth of Hiram. 

3 James H., b. 30 Aug. 1850; d. 12 Sept. 18-50. 

4 Hanson S., b. 9 Feb. 1852; m. 5 Sept. 1880, Carrie E., dau. of 

Mattliew and Clarissa (Ingersoll) Fowler of Skowhegan, Me. 
He has lived since 1872 in Boston, Mass., where he is a clerk 
in a wholesale drug store. 

5 Charles L., b. 6 May 1854; m. 28 Oct. 1877, Martha M., dau. of 

James M. and Martha (Walker) Linscott of Parsonsfield. He 
is a farmer in Brownfield: a member of the General Baptist 
Church. Child: 
1 Grace B., b. Oct. 1878, in Brownfield. 

By second wife: 

6 Susie E., b. 17 Feb. 1859; unm. 

7 Clarence J., b. 3 Feb. 1864. 

8 daughter, b. 5 March, d. 21 March, 1867. 

9 Elmer E., b. 21 March 1869. 
10 Frank C, b. 25 May 1871. 

3 Henry M., b. 9 Jan. 1826; m. 1 Jan. 1850, Mary A., dau. of True- 

worthy and Abigail (Burley) Chamberlain of Brookfield, N. H. 
He is a farmer, carriage-maker, and carpenter. He lived in Por- 
ter, on the homestead farm, until 1864, and from that time until 
Nov. 1880, lived in Brookfield. He now lives in Wakefield. 
Wliile in Porter he was several years town clerk and also a justice 
of the peace. Children : 

1 Freeman C, b. 4 Feb. 1851; m. 3 Dec. 1876, LoreaS., dau. of 

Thomas C. and Margie A. (Fife) Kogers of Lawrence, Mass. 
He lives in Salem, N. H. Child : 
1 Burton W., b. 4 Sept. 1877, in Lawrence. 

2 Augusta A., b. 24 Oct. 1852; d. 17 Sept. 1863. 

3 Cora E., b. 16 July 1855; d. 27 Sept. 1863. 

4 Herbert A., b. 8 May 18-59; d. 16 Feb. 1860. 

5 Matilda C, b 19 Jan. 1862; d. 24 Sept. 186.3. 

6 Tillie A., b. 17 April 1866, in Brookfield, N. H. 

7 Stella E., b. 26 Aug. 1868; d. 15 Jan. 1870. 



THE SIXTH GEISTERATION. 287 

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David Libbt, born in Porter, Me., 16 Jan. 1799; married first, 
29 March 1821, Betsey Towle ; second, Dorothy Brooks. He 
was a farmer, and died in 1840. His widow married, 3 Oct. 1841, 
Phineas Thompson, and died about 1844, in Parsonsfield. 

Children, all by second wife : 

1 Susan, unm. She is non compos mentis, and is supported by the 

town of Porter. 

2 WilUam, unm. He became crazy, and has not been heard from for 

many years. 

3 Sarah, died aged twenty-three. 

4 David W., b. 6 Oct. 1834; m. 1 Jan. 1863, Sarah Jane, dau. of Jo- 

sepli and Lucinda (Brown) Thompson of Newfield. He was 
adopted by Alfred Woodman of Woodman's Mills, and bore his 
name until he was 18 years old. He was chiefly engaged in mill- 
ing until his marriage, and has since lived on the homestead farm 
of his wife's father. Since 1879 he has run a general store at 
Woodman's Mills. He has been selectman of Newfield. Children: 

1 John James, b. 11 Sept. 1863. 

2 Ada, b. 4 Aug. 1865. 

3 Sarah Jane, b. 8 Jan. 1870; d. 14 Dec. 1873. 

5 Mary Elizabeth, m. Capt. Eobert O' Brine of Walton, N. S. 



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Simon Libbt, born 31 March 1778, in Pittsfield, N. H., it is 
said; married 14 Jan. 1802, in Strafford, Vt., Ama Morse, 
daughter of David and Esther Morse. 

He kept a general store at Strafford (where he grew up) for a 
while, and afterward removed to Epsom, N. PI., where he was 
toll-gatherer at one time, but his chief occupation was teaching 
school. He died 3 Feb. 1812. His widow married Amos Baker, 
and died with her eldest daughter, in Easton, N. Y., May, .1863. 

Children : 

1 Lucinda, b. 19 Nov. 1803, in Strafford, Vt. ; m. 1st, Sanf ord Benson ; 

2d, Constant Sisson. 

2 Joel, b. 9 Sept. 1806; m. 9 Sept. 1838, in Boston, Mass., Julia Ann, 

dau. of Peter and Hannah Wood of Manchester, N. H. He was 
brought up by a farmer in Epsom, and when a young man, re- 
moved to Boston, where he lived some years. He died in Chel- 
sea, where his widow still lives, 10 Feb. 1879. Children, all born 
in Boston: 

1 Joel, b. 16 Sept. 1839; d. 13 July 1841. 

2 Amy B., b. 1 July 1842 ; died 29 June 1874, in Chelsea. 

3 William H., b. 30 July 1844; m. Mary Jane, dau. of Sylvester 

Hunt. 

4 Charles O., b. 7 Aug. 1850; d. 21 July 1870, in Chelsea. 
3 Abigail, b. 22 Nov. 1808; m. Daniel Bassett. 



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Capt. Joseph Libbt, born in Pittsfield, N. H., .2 'Nor. 1785; 
married, 22 Jan. 1811, in Sharon, Vt., Mabel Walbridge, daugh- 
t er of John Walbridge. He was at first a farmer, but afterward 



288 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

a carpenter. He died in Danby, Vt., 10 Jan. 1830. He was a 
captain in tlie militia. His widow. died witli her eldest son, in 
Johnson, Vt., 9 Feb. 1867. 

Children, all born in Danby : 

1 Isaac Ticlienor, b. 9 April 1812; m. N"ancy Frisbee. 

2 Loviiie, b. 29 Aug. 181:5 ; m. Eliza B. Gale and Ami Sliekleton. 

3 Louisa, b. 25 April 1815; m. 14 Oct. 1831, Orren Spaulding; died 14 

Feb. 1856. 

4 Auo-elina, b. 19 .Jan. 1817; m. 10 Oct. 1839, Charles K. Hill. 

5 Harrison W., b. 24 .Jan. 1819; m. 1st, 12 Feb. 1845, in Rutland, Vt., 

Soplironia Richardson; (died 25 Dec. 1846) ; 2d, Ilarriet P. Stacker. 
He was a tailor. He died 10 .June 1848, in Rutland. By his sec- 
ond wife he had a son, born four months after his own death. 
The mother went with him to Massachusetts and was never 
heard from. 

6 Caroline, b. 20 March 1821 ; m. 8 Sept. 1840, Albert S. Burditch; d. 

26 May 1855, in Granville, IST. Y. 

7 Lima, b. 1 Nov. 1823, m. 2 Sept. 1851, Joseph B. Foster; d. 4 July 

1854. 

8 John W., b. 5 June 1826; d. 21 March 1833. 

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Matthias Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 13 Aug. 1777 ; mar- 
ried, 1800, Sarah Keys, daughter of Peter and Rhoda (Durkee) 
Keys of Pittsfield, Vt. 

In his younger days he taught school. During his married life 
he lived on a farm in Pittsfield, and there his wife died in the 
spring of 1821. He became crazy at his wife's death, and for some 
time peddled dry-goods in New York State. He afterward recov- 
ered and lived in Lowell, Mass., as a contractor and jobber. Rea- 
son afterward failed him again, and he died in Brattleborough, 
Vt., Feb. 1857. 

Children, all born in Pittsfield : 

1 Bennet, m. 1 st, Martha J. Huntress ; 2d, Agnes Little. 

2 Elvira, b. 1808; d. Aug. 1877, in Taunton, ilass. ; unm. 

3 Rhoda, b. 1811 ; died in infancy. 

4 Hayiies M., b. 24 Nov. 1813; m. Lucinda Bisbee. 

5 William K., b. 26 Sept. 1815; m. Susannah S. Kimball. 

6 John, b. 1817; d. 1828. 

7 Justin, b. 1818; d. 1820. 

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Isaac Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 14 Nov. 1779 ; married, 
1800, Sally Bayles of Tunbridge, Vt. 

He was a carpenter and millwright, and lived in Strafford, Vt., 
(where he came to maturity) until after the death of his wife, 17 
May 1830. The family was then broken up, and he lived among 
his children until his death. May, 1847, in Richmond, Vt. He 
served one year in the war of 1812. 

Children, all born in Strafford : 

1 Alvin, b. 6 March 1802; m. Juliann Alger. 

2 Elinor, b. 13 Nov. 1803 ; m. Wni. Coburu. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION, 289 

3 Sally, b. 4 Nov. 1805 ; m. Dec. 1831, Jesse C. Coburn. 

4 Isaac Haynes, b. 28 Jan. 1808 ; m. Nov. 1837, Louisa Hall of Enfield, 

N. H. He was a carpenter until his marriage, and then removed 
to Lowell, Mass., where he soon after became a locksmith. His 
wife died in 1878, and in 1880 he went to live with his sister Es- 
ther in Northfield, Vt. He had three children that all died in in- 
fancy. 

5 John Bayles, b. 10 March 1810; d. Feb. 1821. 

6 Lotan, b. 8 April 1812 ; m. 1st, Luvia Chamberlain ; 2d, Sarah Wil- 

liams; 3d, Adeline C. Burton. He died in Northfield, Vt., May, 
1863. His widow and family live in Lowell, Mass. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Franklin J. 

2 Charles W. 

3 Luvia A., married Charles E. Howe. 

By third wife : 

4 , died in infancy. 

5 Fred L. 

6 Celia A. 

7 Esther, b. 11 Dec. 1814; m. 22 Nov. 1834, Wm. Allen. 

8 Alonzo, b. 22 Feb. 1818; m. 22 April 1849, Lovisa W., dau. of John 

and Lovisa (True) Ayers of Berlin, Vt. He lived in various 
places (among others, Stanstead, Que., where he stayed five years) 
until his marriage, and then bought a farm in Northfleld, Vt. In 
1854 he removed to the adjoining town of Bei'lin, where he has 
since lived. Children : 

1 Alonzo S., b. 9 Sept. 1853, in Northfield, Vt. ; unm. 

2 Marcia L., b. 16 Dec. 1857, in Berlin. 

9 John Bayles [Rev.], b. 21 July 1820; to. 23 July 1845, Bathsheba, 

dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Dow) Preston of Strafford. He was 
brought up by one Jacob Kiblin. When he was of age he became 
a preacher of the Christian denomination, and remained in the 
ministry, as pastor of several churches, until his health failed 
him. His last years were spent on a farm in Newport, N. H. , 
where he died, 24 Feb. 1872, and his widow still lives. Children: 

1 Sarah Maria, b. 14 Jan. 1849, in Richmond, Vt. ; m. 25 July 

1869, Harvey Ford Deming. 

2 John Preston, b. 2 July 1852, in Hartland, Vt. ; unm. He is a 

farmer in Newport. 

3 Julia Annie, b. 27 Dec. 1854, in Croydon, N. H. ; unm. 

10 Clarissa, b. 22 Dec. 1822 ; m. Arnold Evans. 

11 Janette, b. 13 Nov. 1828; m. Wm. Coburn. 



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Jonisr H. Libby, born in Strafford, Vt., 1 May 1796 ; married, 
12 March 1820, Miriam B. Davis, daughter of Ephraim and 
(Yeaton) Davis of E^DSom. 

He went from Canterbury, where his father was living with 
the Shakers, to Epsom, when a boy. He was later a watchman 
in Boston, and a carpenter in Salem and Danvers. After his 
marriage he lived in Epsom and Pittsfield until 1827, and then 
went to Lowell, Mass., and later to Norwich, Conn., in both 
which places he engaged in the manufacture of bobbins for the 
factories. He died in Concord, IST. H., 27 Jan. 1843. His widow 
died 16 March 1843, with the Shakers. 
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290 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children : 

1 William G., b. 3 Oct. 1820, in Pittsfield; unm. He followed the sea 

six and one-half years, and then, in 1843, joined the Shakers at 
Canterbury. 

2 John M., b. 28 Nov. 1821, in Epsom; d. 8 Feb. 1847, in Lowell, 

Mass. He was a sailor some years, and then married and became 
a bobbin-maker in Lowell. 

3 Eliza Ann, b. 3 Aug. 1823; d. 2 Dec 1856, in Shaker Village. 

4 Mary Jane, b. 28 April 182.5, in Pittsfield; m. in Stockton, Cal., 

Wm. Gilbert. 

5 Martha Maria, b. 28 Dec. 1827, in Dracut, Mass. ; d. 15 Sept. 1828. 

6 Sarah D., b. 12 Jan. 1830, in Lowell; unm. She lives with the 

Shakers in Canterbury. 

7 Charles D.,b. 2 Nov. 1833; m. Mary Eefujio, dau. of Eujenio and 

Polonia Pice Garcia of Santa Barbara, Cal. He followed the sea, 
and at the time of his deatli was in the coasting trade between 
Santa Barbara and San Francisco. He died 24 Oct. 1878. Children: 

1 Isabelle V., b. 24 April 1862, in Stockton, Cal. 

2 Charles F., b. 5 Dec. 1863, in Santa Barbara. 

3 Mary J., b. 2 July 1865, on Santa Cruz Island. 

4 Isadora, b. 16 April 1867. 

5 Adella, b. 6 Sept. 1870, in Santa Barbara. 

6 Christina, b. 24 Dec. 1871. 

7 Clarence, b. April, 1872. 

8 Eujenio, b. 29 Jan. 1874. 

9 Alice F., b. 26 July 1878; d. 2 March 1880. 



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Caleb B. Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 19 Nov. 1785 ; mar- 
ried, 1 Dec. 1816, DoROTHT Avert, daugl^ter of Jonathan and 
Martha (Dudley) Avery of Gilmanton, N. H. 

He removed to Enosburgh, Vt., before his marriage, and cleared 
the farm on which he ever afterward lived. He died 10 March 
1861. His widow died 11 April 1873. They were both members 
of the Freewill Baptist church. 

Children, all born in Enosburgh : 

1 Flavilla L., b. 30 Nov. 1818; m. 18 Dec. 1838, Charles S. Roberts. 
2. Nathan, b. 17 Dec. 1820; m. 17 Dec. 1844, Emily, dau. of John and 
Armida Whitcomb of Enosburgh. He is a farmer. C!hildren: 

1 Sophia W., b. 28 Oct. 1850, in Enosburgh; m. 4 April 1874, Eu- 

gene S. Pease of Enosburgh. Child : 
1 Mabel E. (Pease), b. 4 Jan. 1876. 

2 Fred O., b. 29 Nov. 1860, in Enosburgh. 

3 Edson A., b. 28 Aug. 1862, in Enosburgh. 

3 JosiahA.,b. 7 Nov. 1822; m. 1 Jan. 1849, Susan K., daughter of 

Hiram and Susannah (King) Smith of Bakersfield. He is a 
farmer. In 1876 he left Enosburgh and went west. He now 
lives in Fergus Falls, Minn. Children : 

1 Wilbur J., b. 22 May 1856, in Enosburgh; m. Mary, daughter 

of Mitchell and Maggie Duclos of Sheldon, Vt. Children : 

1 Herbert J., b. 29 Jan. 1876, in Fergus Falls. 

2 Leon E., b. 4 Jan. 1878. 

3 Maud I., b. 29 Dec. 1880. 

2 Herbert J., b. 21 Oct. 1858, in Bakersfield; d. 8 Dec. 1861. 

3 Hattie L., b. 27 Feb. 1862, in Irasburgh, Vt. 

4 Levina A., b. 5 Aug. 1825; m. 2 March 1854, Hiram Ladd. 

5 Pearson C, b. 22 Aug. 1827; d. 25 Dec. 1829. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 291 

6 Caleb J., b. 4 Nov. 1820; m. 16 June 1852, Emily J., dau. of Clark 

and Sally (Corse) Barnes of Euosburgh. He is a farmer in East 
Berkshire. Childi'en: 

1 Emma E., b. 20 July 1853, in Enosburgh; m. .3 July 1873, Geo. 

W. Simonds; d. 6 June 1874, in Plattsburgh, N. Y. 

2 Sarah J., b. 20 May 1855. 

3 Clark B., b. 3 Jan. 1857; d. 27 Jan. 1862. 

4 Hattie A., b. 5 May 1858, in Derby; d. 25 Dec. 1861. 

5 Flora A., b. 16 July 1860. 

6 Katie B., b. 26 Feb. 1863; d. 9 April 1880. 

7 Frank J., b. 24 May 1865. 

8 Carlos M., b. 26 March 1868; d. 8 July 1870. 

9 Leon G-., b. 7 Nov. 1872, in Enosburgh. 

10 Walter E., b. 22 Dec. 1874, in Berkshire. 

11 Myrtie A., b. 6 Jan. 1876. 

7 James, b. 27 Feb. 1832; m. 1 Jan. 1856, Susan H., dau. of Harvey 

D. and Delia (Snell) Hayes of Enosburgh. He is 'a farmer in 
Enosburgh. Children : 

1 Fairetta, b. 4 Sept. 1858; d. 2 Jan. 1862. 

2 Fairetta, b. 3 April 1862. 

3 Flora K., b. 31 May 1866; d. 16 July 1866. 

4 Harvey C, b. 2 July 1869. 

5 Alma C, b. 28 May 1875; d. 5 April 1876. 

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Jonathan Pearson Libbt, born in EiDSom, N. H., 18 Nov. 
1787 ; married Theodate Prescott, daugliter of Samuel and 
Mary (Drake) Prescott of Epping. 

He lived with his micle Jonathan Pearson, in Epsom. He 
learned the trade of carpenter, and also taught school. After his 
marriage he lived in Pittsfield, where he was a member of the 
Congregational church, and for many years a justice of the 
peace. He died 26 Dec. 1847. His wife died 8 Nov. 1846. 

Children, all born in Pittsfield : 

1 Samuel Prescott, b. 4 May 1817 ; m. Nancy V. Band of Deerfield. 

He lives in Bow. No children. 

2 Mary Rebecca, b. 24 Aug. 1818; m. 23 July 1843, James M. Godfrey, 

now of Epping Corner, N. H. 

3 Hannah Tucker, b. 8 Feb. 1820; m. Chas. Baker; d. 13 Feb. 1856, 

in Epping. 

4 Eben Berry, b. 6 March 1822; m. 23 Aug. 1853, Ann E., dau. of 

Capt. John and Rachel (Low) Houstin of Nashua, N. H. ; died in 
Nashua, 4 Oct. 1856. His widow lives with her son in Deny, N. 
H. Only child: 
1 Ina Elmore, [Dr.], b. 29 Jime 1854, in Nashua; m. 9 Dec. 1878, 

Kate Alice, dau. of Luther and Elizabeth (Smith) Gray of 

Nashua. He is a physician. 

5 Betsey Drake, b. 24 July 1824; d. 29 July 1844. 

6 Ruhama Pearson, b. 14 Feb. 1827; d. 6 May 18.55; unm. 

7 Theodate Ann, b. 19 June 1828; d. 2 Jan. 1852. 

8 Susan Berry, b. 20 Dec. 1829; d. 1 Sept. 1846. 

9 Sarah Caroline, b. 16 Feb. 1832; d. 7 May 1846. 

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Dea. John Batchelder Libbt, born in Epsom, N". H., 8 Feb. 
1790; married, 10 Feb. 1810, Abigail Clark, daughter of Eben- 
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292 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

He was one of the first settlers of Enosburgli, and cleared the 
farm now owned by his son Luther and daughter Rebecca, There 
he lived until his death, 3 July 1843. He was deacon of the 
Freewill Baptist church. His wife died 14 Feb. 1843. 

Children : 

1 Rebecca P., b. 17 March 1812; m. 4 March 1846, Lucius Grant of 

Cambridge, Vt. 

2 Simon, b. 11 Aug. 1814; m. 10 Jan. 1838, Caroline, dau. of Thomas 

and Rlioda (Brown) Potter of Waterville, Vt. He is a farmer. 
He removed from Enosburgh to Underhill, 1881. Cliildren: 

1 Mary Jane, b. 4 June 1840; m. 20 Jan. 1868, John Stevens. 

2 EHza, b. 1 April 1851; d. 22 Jan. 1868; unm. 

3 Monroe, b. 18 March 1853; unm. 

4 Alfred, b. 3 Oct. 1855; m. 11 Jvme 1872, Ann, dau. of Almonand 

Elizabeth (Edwards) Gallup of Cambridge. He is a farmer. 
'No children. 
.5 Elvia M., b. 13 May 1862, in Bakersfield; m. 18 May 1875, Irvin 
Gleason. 

3 Fanny M., b. 25 Nov. 1818; m. 24 Nov. 1824, Wm. H. Martin. 

4 Hannah M., b. 16 Sept. 1820; d. 4 Jan. 1827. 

5 Luther C, b. 24 Aug. 1823; m. 13 March 1849, Emily W., dau. of 

Lucius and Aurelia (Bennett) Grout of Elmore, Vt. He is a 
farmer, and occupies part of his father's homestead. He and 
his wife are members of the Methodist Church. Children : 

1 Melissa A., b. 7 June 1851; m. 19 Sept. 1872, Eugene G. Hall. 

2 John F., b. 13 March 1857; unm. He lives at home. 

6 Augeline H., b. 28 Jan. 1830; m. 1 Feb. 1860, Wm. N. McAllister. 

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James Libbt, born in Strafford, Vt., 25 May 1792 ; married, 
Dec. 1813, Eliza L. Vaughaist, daughter of George and Emily 
(Wilkinson) Vaughan of Boston, Mass. 

He went to Boston when 16 years old, and entered a dry goods 
store. He afterward went into business himself in Claremont, 
Vt., but after a few years, on account of the fall in goods result- 
ing from the declaration of peace at the close of the war of 1812, 
his business proved unsuccessful. He returned to Boston, and 
while there became a member of the Congregational Church. 
About 1826 he removed to Albany, N. Y., and thence, a few 
years later, to Brooklyn. He was in business in both places, and 
in the latter lived until his death, 23 Nov. 1858. His widow still 
lives. 

Children : 

1 Nathaniel Smith, b. 1 Aug. 1816, in Boston. He followed the sea 

some years, and then settled in New York City, where he is now 
a carpenter. He has been twice married, but has no children. 

2 Eliza Vaughan, b. 12 Nov. 1820, in Charlestown, Mass. ; m. 11 Feb. 

1846, Thaddeus B. Curtis, 

3 James, b. Feb. 1821; m. Dorothea, dau. of Abigail P. (Libby) Dun- 

aven, 6-4-4-6-5. When a boy he went into a ship-chandler's store 
in New York. After a few years he went to Burlington, Vt., 
where he was clerk in a store some years, and then went into 
business himself. He soon after removed to Buffalo, N. Y„ 
where he still lives. He has had the office of city comptroller. 
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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 293 

4 George, b. 1822; d. 1823. 

5 Walter, b. March, 1829, in Albany, N. Y. ; d. 7 Dec. 1852; unm. He 

was an artist of much promise. 

6 Emily Eebecca, b. 17 Dec. 1881; m. 4 Jan. 1849, Eben Barrows. 

7 Caroline Maria, b. 10 Jan. 1838, in Brooklyn; unm. She lives with 

her mother. 



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Nathan Liebt, born in Epsom, N. H., 25 June 1808 ; married 
Savalia Abbot, daughter of William and Dorcas (Parker) Ab- 
bot of Pembroke, N. H. He was a carpenter and wheelwright. 
The last twenty years of his life were spent in Philadelphia, Pa., 
wdiere he followed teaming, and died 19 Oct. 1874. His widow 
still lives. 

Children : 

1 Elvira, b. 29 Jan. 1831, in Pembroke; m. 14 July 1853, in Lawrence, 

Mass., Joseph Clinton Boyden. 

2 Charles, b. 5 Oct. 1832 ; d. 11 Aug. 1836. 

3 Herman Osgood, b. 28 Dec. 1834; d. 19 March 1856; unm, 

4 Cynthia Ann Osgood, b. 25 Oct. 1836; m. Jan. 1875, Daniel Parnitm 

Thissell of Dracut. 

5 Abigail, b. 19 Sept. 1838; m. 26 April 1860, John Stevens of Ando- 

ver, Mass. 

6 Charles, b._20 March 1841, in Piermont; m. 25 April 1867, in Con- 

cord, N. H., Carrie A., dau. of Edw. and Nancy (Smith) Twates 
of Ottawa, Out. He served nearly three years in the war. He 
has now worked for a long time in the Abbot Downing caiTiage 
shop in Concord. Children : 

1 Ella Abbie, b. 23 June 1868. 

2 Charles Edward, b. 6 May 1870. 

7 Sarah Clay, b. 15 Sept. 1842; m. 20 Sept. 1867, Geo. F. Boyden. 

8 Mary Abbot, b. 28 Nov. 1844, in Wentworth; m. 12 Oct. 1868, 

Stephen P. Kichardson. 

9 Henry Cutter, b. 16 Aug. 1846; m. 29 April 1879, Mary C, dau. of 

Amherst and Anne (Chase) Coult of Auburn, N. H. He is a me- 
chanic ; a member of the M. E. church. 
10 George Nathan, b. 15 Oct. 1848. He is a clex'k in a liquor saloon in 
Boston. He has been married, and it is thought has had children. 



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Benjamin Fow^lee Libbt, born in Epsom, N. H., 31 July 1813 ; 
married, 12 Nov. 1834, Almiea A. Rogers, daughter of John and 
Polly (Eaton) Rogers of Greenfield, N. H. He learned the shoe- 
maker's trade in Exeter, N. PI., and has since confined himself al- 
most exclusively to that calling. After his marriage he lived in 
Concord, until his removal, in 1859, to Lowell, Mass., his present 
residence. 

Children : 

1 Byron, b. 19 Sept. 1835, in Concord ; m. Aug. 1857, Harriet, dau. of 
John and Judith ( Johnson) Eaton of Concord. He has always 
been employed on railways. He has lived since 1861 in Quincy, 
HI. , and for many years has been superintendent of the stock 
yards of the C. B. & Q. R. R. In 1878, and twice since, he was 
elected an alderman of the city. Children : 



294 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN A3MERICA. 

1 Carrie, b. April 1860, in Hannibal, Mo. ; d. 27 June 1862. 

2 Jennie, b. 11 Jan. 1862, in Quincy. 

3 Carrie, b. 11 Aug. 1863. 

4 diaries, b. 2 July 1866. 

2 Mai-y Larkin, b. 24 Jan. 1841, in Epsom ; d. 5 Sept. following. 

3 Charles Henry, b. 18 Feb. 1848, in Concord; d. 23 Oct. 1864; unm. 

He had won praise in exhibiting and lecturing upon his brother's 
panoramas. 

4 John Fowler, b. 3 April 1846 ; unm. He is a scenic artist, 

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ISTatha:*^ Libbt, born in Stanstead, Que., 1 June 1801; married 
Mehitable Massey; died 9 June 1839. 

Children : 

1 Eunannah, b. 14 Jan. 1823. 

2 Barton, b. 12 Feb, 1825 ; m. Eliza Wells. 

3 Charles, b. 10 Sept, 1827; died 1859. 

4 Mary, b, 28 Feb. 1831. 

5 Abraham, b. 19 Oct. 1833, 

6 Alvah B., b. 19 Aug. 183.5; lives in Medford, Minn. 

7 John, (Joseph?), b. 4 Aug. 1837. 

8 John, (Joseph?), b. 9 Jan. 1839. 

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William Libby, born in Stanstead, Que., 26 Feb. 1803 ; mar- 
ried, 3 March 1831, Diaktha Jane Sinclaik, daughter of David 
and Cynthia (Porter) Sinclair of Monmouth, Me. 

He was a lumberman until his marriage, and then a farmer in " 
Stanstead fourteen years. He then went to Boston and worked 
twenty years for the Fitchburgh Railroad as carpenter. He lost 
his hand in 1863, and since 1868 has been a gate-tender in Charles- 
town, for the same railroad. 

Children : 

1 Alfred W., b. 3 Oct. 1832, in Stanstead; m. 5 March 1857, Mary E., 

dan. of George and Fanny B. Lockwood of Saugus, Mass. He 
has been employed in a grocery store very many years. Children : 

1 Ella F., b. 5 Jan. 1858, in East Saugus; died 17 April 1858. 

2 Nellie F., b. 26 March 1860. 

3 Annie L., b. 7 July 1862; d. 9 Dec. 1866. 

4 Annie J,, b. 27 May 1868, 

2 Louisa Jane, b. 30 April 1834 ; m, Alphonzo Stoddard, 

3 Eoyal James, b. 17 May 1836; died 31 May 1866; imm. He served 

three years in the American war, 

4 Elsiemena, b, 29 May 1839; married 25 Dec, 1865, in Charlestown, 

5 Lizzie Leola, b. 20 April 1855, in Charlestown; unm. 

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Isaac Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 5 June 1802 ; married 
Lucy Sherborne, daughter of Margaret (Libby) Sherborne, 
6-4-4-11. Upon his marriage he settled upon the farm in Cass- 
ville. Que., on which he ever afterward lived. He was a Free- 
will Baptist, His wife died 7 Sept, 1858, and he married second, 
Mrs. Sarah Knight, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret (Wad- 
ley) Batchelder. He died 15 Feb. 1872. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 295 

Children : 

1 Eoxanna, b. 2 Nov. 1826; d. 26 Oct. 1848; unm. 

2 Mary, b. 25 Aug. 1828; m. Noah Glidden; d. 7 Aug. 1870. 

3 Lewis, b. 13 March 1830; d. 1-5 Jan. 1851; unm. 

4 Emeline, b. 30 Oct. 1831 ; m. Harmon Phenix. 

5 Harvey H., b. 5 June 1834; m. Sarah Ann, dau. of Sherburn and 

Susan Brown of Brown's Hill, Stanstead. At the age of 22, he, 
his father, and his uncle Gilman bought what is now known as 
Libby's Mills — grist and sawmills, blacksmith-shop and dwelling- 
houses. HoUis and George bought out their uncle Gilman, and 
later Harvey and Hollis bought out the others. They afterward 
divided, Harvey taking the sawmill which he since run in connec- 
tion with farming. He and his wife are member^ of the Con- 
gregational church. Children: 

1 Nellie Frances, b. 7 Sept. 1860, at Libby's Mills. 

2 Erwiu F., ) twins, bora ) d. 13 Oct. 1865. 

3 Edwin Harvey, ( IS July 1865; i d. 3 Sept. 1865. 

4 Katie Maria, b. 31 Aug. 1867; d. 16 Aug. 1872. 

6 George F., b. 10 Sept. 1835; m. 1st, 25 March 1866, Cordelia A., dau. 

of David B. and Lydia (Emery) Davis of Stanstead; (died 21 Aug. 
1869); 2d, 9 Aug. 1877, Addie E., dau. of Daniel and Adaline E. 
(Partridge) Ames of Stockton, Me. He was engaged eight years 
with his brothers in the mills. He afterward began shipping 
produce to Lowell, Mass., and a few years after his marriage, 
removed there and became a salesman in the wholesale produce 
business. In 1875, he went into that business himself. He is a 
member of the Freewill Baptist church. Children: 

1 Cordelia D., b. 18 Aug. 1869; d. 28 Sept. 1869. 

2 Clarence L, b. 5 June 1878; d. 9 Aug. 1878. 

7 Hollis, b. 23 July 1838 ; m. 1865, Orcelia Knight, daughter of his 

step-mother, by her first husband, Charles Knight. He owned 
in Libby's Mills many years and then sold out and became a 
farmer in Rock Island. Children : 

1 Mellie, b. 1871. 

2 Frank, b. 1874. 

8 Lucy Ann, b. 29 Aug. 1840; m. John Sturm. 

9 Austin Lyman, b. 9 May 1845; m. 25 Dec. 1873, Clara M., dau. of 

Horace and Mary J. (Jackson) Place of Hatley. He lives on his 
father's homestead, a farmer. He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional church. Children: 

1 Harry Oscar, b. 23 Aug. 1875; d. 20 April 1877. 

2 Guy Place, b. 10 Jan. 1881. 



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James Libbt, born in Fayette, Me., 20 Jan. 1797 ; married, 5 
Feb. 1824, Mart Mosher, daughter of Brice and Peace (Gifford) 
Mosher of Wilft»n. 

After he became of age he settled in Dexter, Me., and lived 
there about eight years, when he was persuaded by his ste])-father, 
Joshua Perley, to return to Temple, and live with him. He soon 
after bought his farm, and after about twenty years removed to 
Temple Village. He died with his son 12 Dec. 1880. He was a 
member of the Freewill Baj)tist church, and was the clerk many 
years. 



296 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Cliildren : 

1 James N., b. 24 April 1825, in Dexter, Me. ; m. 2*7 Nov. 1856, Elmi- 

ra, dau. of Isaac and Hannah (Woods) Eussell of Farmington. 
He has been successively a farmer, shovel-handle maker, a mill- 
owner, country trader, and at present fruit-groM'er. Since his 
marriage he has lived in Temple. Farmington, West Farmington, 
and is now in Temple. No children. 

2 Lewis Mosher, b. 11 March 1827; died 28 June 1879; unm. He lived 

alone on the homestead farm, and the circumstances of his death 
caused suspicion of foul play. 

3 Mary Emeline, b. 8 Oct. 1834, in Temple ; unm. She is in the In- 

sane Asylum. 



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James Libbt, born in Candia, IST. H., 11 June 1811 ; married, 
4 July 1836, Betsey Crosby of Lowell, Mass., born 2 Feb. 1807, 
daughter of Abraham and Mary (Tibbetts) Crosby. 

He served an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's trade in Ray- 
mond, N. H., and ever aftervrard worked at it. He lived in Low- 
ell, and North Chelmsford, Mass., and Brookfield, Vt. His latter 
years were spent in Lowell in the employ of the Boston and Low- 
ell Railroad. He died 24 Oct. 1852; his widow still lives in 
Lowell. 

Children : 

1 Charles Freeman, b. 7 March 1887, in Lowell; m. 15 Nov. 1854, 

Julia Augusta Tinker, b. 30 July 1835, dau. of Joseph and Abi- 
gail (Jordan) Tinker of Ellsworth, Me. He has been engaged in 
the book business since 1854, in New York, Philadelphia, and 
Boston. He has been in the latter place since 1864, and is a 
member of the firm of Sullivan Bros. & Libby, book auctioneers. 
Children : 

1 Charles Freeman, b. 5 May 18'60; is a printer. 

2 Mary Crosby, b. 15 Dec. 1862. 

3 Fred James, b. 28 March 1866. 

4 Sarah Elliot, b. 28 Aug. ]871j d. 11. Feb. 1872. 

2 George Francis, b. 4 May 1840, in North Chelmsford ; m. 3 June 

1863, Rebecca F., dau. of Dr. George and Hannah (Patterson) 
Pierce of Lowell. The most of his life has been spent in Lowell. 
He is a member of the firm of H. H. Wilder & Co., stoves and 
kitchen furnishing goods. Children: 

1 Jennie Gertrude, b. 20 March 1864, in Lowell. 

2 George Crosby, b. 15 Dec. 1867, in Lowell. 

3 Betsey Amanda, b. 16 June-484e^ d. 21 Feb. 1847. 

? 

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William King Libby, born in Palermo, Me., 25 Oct. 1808; 
married Caroline Mains, daughter of James and Martha (Blair) 
Mains of Woolwich, Me. 

He followed the sea from boyhood, and continued that calling 
some years after marriage, rising to the master's position. Ui3on 
quitting the sea he engaged in pressing, or "screwing" hay. In 
1845 he removed his family from Woolwich to Augusta. He be- 
gan work as ship-carpenter, and being naturally of a mechanical 





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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



297 



turn, soon became a first-class workman. After about ten years 
he removed to Hallowell, from which place he enlisted in Co. D, 
30th Me. Vol. He died in the hosjHtal in New Orleans, La., 28 
June 1864. His widow still lives. 

Children : 

1 Jacob, b. 6 Oct. 1830, in Woolwich; m. 16 Dec. 1869. in Hallowell, 

Betsey T., dau. of William S. and Mary A. (Douglass) Gordon of 
Manchester. He was a riverman many years, and since 1866 has 
been a member of the lumber firm of Burrill & Libby, Augusta. 
No children. 

2 William Henry, b. 2 March 1832; m. 15 Nov. 1853, MehitableD., 

dau. of James and Sarah (Getchell) Tibbetts of Augusta. He 
came to maturity in Augusta, where he has since lived. Up to 
1860 he worked at river-driving and ship-carpentering. In win- 
ter he also taught writing-school in many towns in Kennebec 
County. In the year mentioned he was appointed to a place on 
the police force, being elected to the city council the same year. 
From 1861, five years, he was city marshal of Augusta. From 
1864 until 1877 he was deputy U. S. marshal for the district of 
Maine. Since 1865 he has been a coroner of Kennebec County. 
In 1867 he became a deputy sheriff for his county, and held that 
position until 1875, when he was elected sheriff, to which office 
he was elected two terms following. He has also served five 
years as alderman. Children :' 

1 Carrie M., b. 2 Oct. 1854; unm. 

2 Mary H., b. 14 Nov. 1856; d. 16 July 1862. 

3 Wihiam H., b. 7 April 1860. 

4 Walter F., b. 2 April 1862. 

5 Mary A., b. 7 June 1864. 

6 Augusta, b. 23 Dec. 1866. 

7 Arthur D., b. 15 April 1870. 

8 Charles H., b. 19 Dec. 1872. 

3 James M., b. 30 Sept. 1833; unm. He followed the sea from 17, and 

soon after adopted Mobile, Ala., as his home. He served in 
the Union army in the war. 

4 Louisa W., b. 14 Jan. 1836; died 14 July 1879; unm. 

5 Jackson M., b. 22 Oct. 1837; m. 28 Jan. 1860, Harriet Frances, dau. 

of Augustus L. and Mary E. (Owen) Dunn of Augusta. He was 
formerly connected with the logging business on the Kennebec, 
but has since been connected with the state house, of which he 
is now engineer and janitor. He served nearly two years in Co. 
E, 3d Me. Vol. Children: 

1 Frank J., b. 13 Aug. 1863, in Hallowell. 

2 Florence G , b. 16 June 1867, in Augusta. 

3 Minnie, b. 31 Jan. 1870. 

4 Ahce May, b. 9 Aug. 1875. 

6 Mariah H., b. 13 Sept. 1841 ; is married in the West. 

7 Edwin H., b. 26 July 1843; m. 6 Aug. 1870, Ella E., dau. of Green- 

lief and Lusanah [Lord. He is a teamster in Hallowell. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Charles, b. 8 July 1873; died 24 July 1873. 

2 Maud, b. 26 July 1875; died 14 Feb. 1876. 

8 Joseph Lincoln, b. 22 June 1847 ; m. Julia E. Nolan of Augusta. 

He has been turnkey and afterward jailor in the county jail, but 
now lives in Hallowell. Child : 
1 Lottie M., b. Dec. 1879. 

9 John H., twin with the last, b. 22 June 1847; m. Jennette Meigs. 

He is a barber in Hallowell. Child: 
1 Harry J., b. 1871. 
10 Caroline A., b. 10 June 1852; m. George Coutts; died 2 May 1875. 



298 THE LIBBT FAINOLT IN AlVIERICA. 

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"William Seavet Libby, born in Rye, N". H., 26 Feb. 1787 ; 
married first, 23 Sept. 1809, in Salem, Mass., Sarah Farrington, 
daughter of Deacon Daniel and Sarah Fari-ington of Windsor, 
Vt. ; (died 20 June 1826, in Newburgh, N. Y.) ; second, 25 Julv 
1827, Elizabeth Winfield, daughter of Dr. Richard Wiufield of 
New York City. 

In his early years he lived in Salem, Mass., and was a member 
of the Tabernacle Church there. Soon after his marriage he re- 
moved to Newburgh, N. Y., where he was an architect and builder 
about fifty years. His last years- were spent- at New Brighton, 
Staten Island, where he died 28 April 1869. His widow survives. 

Children, all born in Newburgh ; by first wife : 

1 Sarah, b. 14 Oct. 1810; m. Wm. Pembroke; d. 15 July 1880. 

2 Meliitable, b. 5 Dec. 1812; d. 17 March 183G; unm. 

3 Anne, b. 11 Nov. 1814; m. 5 May 1841, Augustus W. Sexton. 

4 Jane, h. 14 Feb. 1817; m. July 1844, Buckley C. Morse. 

5 William, b. 7 March 1820; m. Elizabeth Marsh. 

6 Rachel Favrington, b. 2 March 1822; d. 13 April 1840. 

7 Elizabeth Farriugtou, b. 17 May 1824; unm. 

8 Maria, b. 16 June 1826; d. 11 July 1826. 

By second wife : 

9 Mary Virginia, b. 9 Sept. 1828; m. Benj. L. Amerman of New York 

Citv. 



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David Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 17 Dec. 1779; married, 4 
Oct. 1804, Martha Dolbebr, daughter of Nicholas and Mary 
(Randall) Dolbeer of Epsom, previously of Rye. 

Upon his marriage he bought a farm chiefly in Allenstown, but 
on the Epsom line, and lived there more than 35 years. When 
his son Michael bought the old homestead in Epsom, he went on- 
to it with him. He died 16 May 1843. His widow died 22 
April 1854. 

Children, all born in Epsom : 

1 John, b. 6 Aug. 1805 ; died same day. 

2 Michael M., b. 30 Nov. 1806; m. 1st, 15 Oct. 1884, Mary, dau. of 

John and Abigail (Blake) Moulton of Kensington, N. H. ; (died 
23 July 1854) ; 2d, 30 May 1855, Mrs. Susan 0. Goss, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Susannah (Cliurcliill) Badger of Deerfield. He was a 
farmei". After his marriage he lived a few years in Stratliam 
and Kensington, and then, in 1842, settled on his grandfather's 
homestead in Epsom. There he died 5 Nov. 1862. He was an 
earnest christian. His second wife died 11 March 1862, without 
children. Children, by first wife : 

1 Mary B., b. 6 June 1835, in Stratham; was a teacher eighteen 

years ; m. 11 Feb. 1875, Calvin Dowst. 

2 Martha A., b. 22 Nov. 1837; unm. She and her sister occupy 

the homestead farm. 

3 Emma A., b. 2 July 1840, in Kensington; d. 2 Oct. 1860. 

3 Mary D., b. 4 Oct. 1809; m. 3 May 1832, John Durgin of Barnstead; 

lives in Exeter, N. H. Children: 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 299 

1 George Oscar (Durgiu), b. 28 March 1834, in Salisbury, Mass. ; 

m. 27 July 1860, Margaret, dau. of John and Kate (Dee) Che- 
ney of Ireland. He is an expi-ess messenger, living in Port- 
land. Children : 

1 Warren (Durgin), b. 3 April 1861, in Exeter, N. H. ; d. 8 

April 1863. 

2 Henry G. (Durgin), b. 29 Aug. 1862. 

3 Carl Oscar (Durgin), b. 19 Jan. 1864, 

4 Mary L. (Durgin), b. 29 N"ov. 1865. 

5 Martha L. (Durgin), b. 23 Nov. 1868, in Lewistou, Me. 

6 John (Durgin), b. 23 Nov. 1868. 

7 Percy (Durgin), b. 26 Dec. 1870. 

8 Annie May (Durgin), b. 20 Nov. 1872, in Portland, Me.; d. 

7 March 1873. 

9 George Ellery (Durgin), b. 13 May 1875. 

2 Lucinda E. (Durgin), m. 1st, Andrew J. Haines; 2d, Fred F. 

Pike. 

3 Daniel V. (Durgin), died in hospital at Baton Rouge, La., June, 

1863. He was a private in the 8th N. H. Vol. 

4 Mary (Durgin). 

4 David, b. 14 Feb. 1813; d. 3 Aug. 1819. 

5 Lucinda, b. 15 July -1815; m. 16 Dec. 1842, Daniel F. Wadleigh of 

Kensington; died 12 Aug. 1873, in Green Ridge, Mo. 

6 David, b. 8 Aug. 1819; m. 26 July 1846, Dolly J., dau. of Pelatiah 

and Sophia (Demerit) Jones of Lee. In his younger days he was 
employed in stone work. 29 May 1854, in Paradise, Penn., while 
drilling out an old charge, it exploded, destroying his sight. He 
has since, as before, lived in Manchester, N. H., employed in the 
manufacture and sale of brooms, and the sale of washing ma- 
chines, etc. Children: 

1 , born and died .30 Nov. 1847. 

2 Eugene, b. 22 March 1850; d. 20 Aug. 1852. 

3 Eugene G., b. 29 Aug. 1855; m. 2 .July 1877, Annie, dau. of 

Owen and Delia McCloskey of Somerville, Mass. He and 
Frank are in the tripe and tallow business, in South Hook- 
sett. No children. 

4 Frank H., b. 17 Aug. 1857; m. 31 May 1881. Ida A., dau. of 

Arab W., and Anna J. (Ward) Prescott of Hooksett. 

7 Martha J., b. 6 July 1822; d. 11 July 1840. 



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Levi Libbt, born in Epsoin, N", H., 1782 ; married Abigail 
Farrington, of Pittsfield, N. H. He was a farmer in his native 
town, and died there July, 1821. His widow died 22 Oct. 1855. 



I 



Children : 

1 Nancy, b. 1813; m. 1st, John Hackett; 2d, Sherburne Haynes; 3d, 
Joseph Perkins. 

2 Abraham Rowell, b. 22 July 1815; m. Elizabeth Jane Hildreth. 

3 Moses, b. 25 April 1817; m. Elizabeth G. Parlin. 

4 Levi W., b. 1819; died 19 Oct. 1868, in Provincetown. He first 

married Mary J. Lancaster of Cherryfield, Me., and then a woman 
from the Provinces. He was in the stage and livery business. 

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Richard Libby, born in Epsom, N. H., 1784 ; married first, 
Esther Langlet, daughter of James and Esther (Shaw) Langley 
of Deerfield; (died 17 Nov. 1817); second, 19 Nov. 1818, Mrs. 



300 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Miriam (Collins) Gooflhue ; (died 8 Jan. 1824) ; third, Abigail 
Chase, dau^-hter of Moses and Snsan (Kelley) Chase of Deeriield. 
He owned and occupied several farms in the immediate vicinity 
of his birthplace, and the last twenty years of his life were spent 
in Allenstown where he died 11 Feb. 1866. His widow died in 
Epsom, 23 July 1870. 

Children, all born in Epsom, by first wife : 

1 Esther, b. 27 Nov. 1810 ; m. John Wiggins of Hooksett. 

2 Isaac, b. 24 April 1812; in. Amy ; lives in Deerfield, N. H. 

He was many years a milkman in Lowell, Mass., where his wife 
now lives. No children. 

3 True, b. 15 Nov. 1814; died aged seven days. 

4 Mirrian, b. 4 May 1816 ; m. Joseph Glover of Canterbury, N. H. 

5 Kutli, b. 8 Nov. 1817; m. Eben Chase of Boscawen. 

By third wife : 

6 Moses, b. 12 Oct. 1826; m. 12 May 1864, Kosetta, dau. of True and 

Eliza Langley of Deerfield. He is a farmer and settled on a farm 
in Epsom, previously occupied by his father. Children: 

1 Etta I., b. 12 March 1865, in Allenstown. 

2 Walter R., b. 14 July 1867. 

3 James T., b. 5 Nov. 1869. 

4 Kidder H., b. 5 Jan. 1872, in Epsom. 

5 John L., b. 12 June 1874. 

7 Theodate, b. 1 Jan. 1828; d. 11 July 1861. 



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Jesse Libby, born in Ej^som, IST. H., 1790 ; married, 27 June 
1816, Rachel Tandy of Deerfield. He died in Allenstown, Dec. 
1862. 

Children : 

1 Charles. 

3 William T., b. 30 April 1822; m. Eleanor M. . 

4 Electra. 



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Joel Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 10 Oct. 1792 ; married first, 
21 Dec. 1815, Joanna Clay, daughter of Thomas Clay of 'Gor- 
ham; (died 11 March 1817, in Gorham) ; second, 31 Jan. 1819, 
Fanny Silla of Gorham. 

He was a carpenter by trade. He owned and lived on, suc- 
cessively, farms in Baldwin, Gorham, and Raymond. He died in 
the latter town, 22 July 1856. His widow died 24 May 1871. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Walter, b. 7 June 1816, in Gorham; m. 2 June 1839, Ruth C. Libby, 
6-4-8-13-1. He is a farmer and carpenter in Albany, where lie 
has lived since 1838. Children : 

1 Abigail Ann Priscilla, b. 30 JVIay 1841 ; m. Sept. 1870, Oakes 

P. Wilbur. 

2 Benjamin Joel, b. 15 Nov. 1843; d. 8 Dec. 1871; vmm. He was 

a carpenter. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 801 

3 Stephen Wentworth, b. 12 Nov. 1845; vmm. He is a miller. 

4 Thomas Albion, b. 25 March 1850; m. 1 Dec. 1877, Ida, dau. of 

Wm. Peiiey and Clara A. (Oliver) Putnam of Bethel. He is 
a farmer. Children: 

1 Anna, b. 6 June 1878, in Albany. 

2 Fanny, b. 30 Aug. 1880, in Albany. 

5 Samuel Wells, b. 10 Sept. 1855; unm. He is a carpenter and 

mill-hand. 

By second wife : 

2 Ephraim Silla, b. 2 Jan. 1820, in l^aldwin ; m. 5 Aug. 1846, Mary 

Quimby, dau. of Isaac R. and Betsey (Quimby) Warren of Den- 
mark, Me. Since his marriage he has lived for the most part on 
his farm in Denmark, but is a carpenter by trade, and has vrorked 
in many places in this and neighboring states. Children: 

1 Elizabeth Ann, b. 23 Oct. 1849, in Dracut, Mass.; m. 1st, 20 

Sept. 1865, Edw. Dresser; (died 15 Nov. 1876) ; ^d, 2 Jan. 1878, 
Osborne Foster Richardson. Children : 

1 Mary Pink (Dresser), b. 20 Dec. 1866. 

2 Hattie Drusilla (Dresser), b. 10 May 1868. 

3 Edward Burton (Dresser), b. 24 April 1872. 

4 Perley Foster (Richardson), b. 7 Feb. 1879. 

2 Orren Quimby, b. 23 Sept. 1851, in Dracut; m. 21 Jan. 1874, 

Mary Abby, dau. of Wm. E. and Betsey B. (Smith) Brown of 
East Fryeburgh. He is a farmer. Children : 

1 Fannie Etherlyn, b. 22 June 1875. 

2 Dana Quimby, b. 29 March 1880. 

3 Levi, b. 9 Dec. 1821 ; m. 2 Oct. 1859, Esther, dau. of Geo. and Abi- 

gail (Estes) Knights of Standish. Before his marriage he was a 
lumberman. Upon his father's death he bought out tlie other 
heirs to the homestead in Raymond, and has since lived on it. 
Child: 
1 Annie Mildred, b. 10 July 1861. 

4 Lot Davis, b. 8 Feb. 1824; m. 14 Oct. 1855, Hannah McLain. He is 

a farmer and has lived in many places, but is now in Windham. 
Children: 

1 Lucy, b. 4 June 1857, in Raymond. 

2 Charles, b. 31 Aug. 1868 in Raymond. 

5 Joanna, b. 20 June 1826 ; m. Samuel Gilson. 

6 Martha Silla, b. 13 Feb. 1829, in Gorham; m. 1st, 11 Aug. 1850, Na- 

than Mason; 2d, Benj. Davis. 

7 Charles Edwin, b. 18 Oct. 1831; m. 18 Oct. 18.59, Rebecca S., dau. 

of Samuel and Mary Cash of Casco. He has been chiefly em- 
ployed as farmer, mill-hand, etc. He lives in Gorham. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Mary Jane, b. 26 Oct. 1863, in Raymond. 

2 Lizzie Ellen, b. 2 Oct. 1865. 

3 Sarah Ross Towle, b. 2 May 1869, in Gorham; d. 22 March 1878. 

4 Nellie Mildred, b. 3 July 1877. 

* 8 Tyng, b. 30 May 1835; m. 1st, 26 May 1865, Mary Brazier of Ray- 
mond; 2d, 26 April 1876, in Gloucester, Mass., Mrs. Mary E. Bar- 
ter. He served three years in the war. He now lives in Glouces- 
ter. No children. 

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' Thomas Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 1798 ; married Nancy 
HiLBOEN, dau. of Robei't and Betsey (Stockman) Hilboru of Ox- 
ford, Me. 

He was a cooper and farmer. He settled in Oxford on a farm, 
and there died, 3 Jan. 1852. His widow occupied the homestead 
until her death, 25 Aug. 1863. 



302 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all born in Oxford: 

1 Andrew Jacksou, b. 1 Nov. 1828; m. Caroline E. Blake; died 3 June 

18G3, in Oxford. His wife died 10 May 1803, in Great Falls, N. H. 
He was at first a farmer, and then in the fancy goods business in 
Great Falls. No children. 

2 Mary Louisa, b. 11 Dec. 1832; married Warren Soule of New York 

City. 

3 William Stockman, b. 17 July 1835; married, at the age of 18, Mar- 

garet W., dan. of John and Susan Flye of Hiram. He lives in 
Faribault, Minn. Children: 

1 Llewla, b. 11 Oct. 1855; was killed by a runaway horse in Great 

Falls, N. H., T Sept. 1800. 

2 Llewellyn Hubert, b. 9 March 1809. 

4 Esther Ann, b. 24 Aug. 1838; m. John B. Greene of Lewiston. 

5 Harriet Ellen, b. 23 July 1844; lives with Mary; unm. 

6 Francis Augustus, b. 28 Dec. 1845; m. Sept. 1804, Julia S., dau. 

of Wm. and Belinda (Ingalls) Morrison of Sweden, Me. He 
learned the blacksmith's trade, and worked as journeyman imtil 
his marriage. He then served one year in the 30th Me. Vol., and 
upon his return settled on the farm in Bridgton, which he has 
since occupied. Children: 

1 George Albert, b. 22 June 1809. 

2 Linda May, b. 28 Oct. 1871. 

3 Warren Soule, b. 2 Jan. 1875. 

4 Myron Leroy, b. 28 J uly 1878. 

7 Sarah Jane, b. 8 Aug. 1848; m. N. John Shannon of Kochester, 

Minn. 

8 Justiua Alice, b. 3 Feb. 1850; m. Harry W. Zeller of Waseca, Minn. 

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Samuel Libbt, born in Gorham, Me., 5 Oct. 1799; married, 21 
Oct. 1833, Sally Libby, 10-5-4-1-1-3. He was a farmer. One 
year after his marriage he settled on the farm which he afterward 
lived on, now occiq^ied by his wadow and son. He died 18 April 
1875. 

Children: 

1 William Henry Peabody, b. 10 May 1834; died 14 April 1840, 

2 Phineas Ingalls, b. 23 Aug. 1838; m. 10 Jan. 1860, Eliza Ellen, dau. 

of Joseph and Eliza (Walker) Bicker of Peru, Me. He is a well- 
to-do farmer; also a shoemaker. Children: 

1 , b. 17 Jan., d. 12 Feb., 1804. 

2 Louella Dockum, b. 14 April 1805. 

3 Mabel Florence, b. 29 Oct. 1807; d. 29 June 1880. 

4 Nellie A dell, b. 31 May 1874; d. 22 July 1880. 

3 Albert Francis, b. 20 Oct. 1843; d. 14 Jan. 1845. 

4 William F., b. 10 Nov. 1845 ; d. 9 July 1802. 

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Asa Libby, born in Gorham, Me., about 1802; married, first, 

Abigail Douglass, daughter of John and (Gray) Douglass of | 

Denmark, Me. ; (died 14 March 1831, in Denmark) ; second. Mart 
Kennisox, daughter of David and Delilah Kennison of Denmark. 

He was a cooper by trade and always worked at it, but living 
on a farm. He lived in Denmark until 1851, when he settled on 
a farm in West Bridgton. In 1870, he bought the house in 
Bridgton Center, now occupied by his children, and there died 25 
Nov.1874. His widow died 11 April 1875. 



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303 



Children, by first wife : 

1 Tliomas, b. 27 July 1824, in Denmark; m. 1st, 9 Aug. 1846, in West- 

brook, Susan, dau. of Thomas Eoberts; (died 1 Feb. 1852); 2d, in 
Laurelton, Penn., Ann, dau. of William and Eliza (Switzer) Purs- 
ley of Laurelton. Since 1852, be has been in Union Co., Penn., 
most of the time lumbering, but now farming. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Ann Maria, b. 2 Aug. 1847, in Cape Elizabeth, Me. ; m. L. W. 

Brown. 

2 Fannie, b. 22 Oct. 1851, in Cape Elizabeth; m. F. O. Bolton. 

By second wife, all born in Laurelton: 

3 William', b. 12 Oct. 1858; m. 24 June 1880, Vesta, dau. of Dan- 

iel and Elizabeth (Marts) Horner. Child: 
1 James, b. 17 Dec. 1880. 

4 John, b. 16 Feb. 1861. 

5 James, b. 18 Feb. 1862. 

6 Cary, b. 19 Nov. 1864. 

7 Thomas, b. 28 Nov. 1865; d. 12 Sept. 1870. 

8 Asa, b. 19 Nov. 1866. 

9 Samuel, b. 19 Aug. 1867; d. 12 Sept. 1870. 

10 David, b. 1 Jan. 1869. 

11 Mary Ellen, b. 7 Dec. 1875. 

12 Charles, b. 7 Aug. 1878. 

2 Asa, b. 5 Jime 1826; d. 1 May 1827. 

3 Asa, b. 25 March 1829; m. 14 Nov. 1855, Harriet O., dau. of Wil- 

liam and Dorothy (Cobb) Bragdon of Limington. He is a farmer 
in Gorham. His wife died 25 March 1879, and he married, 28 
Feb. 1880, Augusta Marine. Children : 

1 Charles Llewellyn, b. 15 March 1859, d. 3 Oct. 1863. 

2 Hattie Ella, b. 20 May 1865; d. 29 March 1880. 

3 Charles Frank, b. 5 Sept. 1868; d. 20 March 1871. 

4 William, b. 24 June 1870. 

5 Leslie, b. 24 Sept. 1874; d. 5 April 1880. 

4 William Franklin, b. 25 Feb. 1831 ; d. 10 May 1832. 

By second wife : 

5 Nathan Granville, b. 9 Nov. 1843 ; d. 24 Jan. 1862. He was a private 

in Co. E, 12th Maine. 

6 Mary Abbie, b. 1 June 1849; m. July, 1874, Curtis Gray. 

7 Jane Delia, b. 30 June 1852; m. 3 Sept. 1878, Frank Ham. 

8 Samuel Nelson, b. 9 Sept. 1854 ; d. 14 May 1872, in Worcester, Mass. 

9 Eeuben Edward, b. 11 Nov. 1856; uum. 
10 Hattie Alice, b. 12 Jan, 1862 ; unm. 



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Clement Phinney Libby, born in Pownal, Me., 8 May 180.5 ; 
married, 22 Oct. 1829, Caroline Cottle, daughter of Ezra and 
Anna (Snow) Cottle of Bncksport. 

He went from Thorndike to Bncksport in 1827, and was mar- 
ried there two years later. He has since lived in Hampden, 
Unity, and his present residence, Freedom, a farmer. He is a 
member of the Methodist church. 

Children : 
1 Kebecca Ann, b. 2 Nov. 1830; m. 13 Dec. 1854, Daniel Webster. 



304 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 George Henry, b. 2 Aug. 1832 ; m. 5 July 1853, Sylvia, dau. of Syl- 

vanus ami Eleanor (Cottle) Simpson. After his marriage he 
removed to Winona, Minn., where his wife died, 26 Sept. 1856, 
and his two children about the same time. He has since been 
engaged in mining and is now in Colorado. 

3 James Alford, b. 15 Aug. 1834; d. 15 April 1864, in Unity; unm. 

He was a farmer, and spent two years in Minnesota, where he 
caught the cold which caused his death. 

4 Alonzo Emery, b. 15 March 1837 ; m. 24 Dec. 1862, Adeline, dau. of 

Lorenzo Dow and Lorana (Rackliff) McGray of Unity; died 21 
Aug. 1867. He served two years in Co. A, 4th Me. Vol., and rose 
to be 1st Lieut. He died of consumption. His widow mai-ried, 
3 May 1880, Edmund Fuller. Son: 
1 James W., b. 30 Oct. 1866. 

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Jacob Libbt, born m St. Stephen, N. B., 1 Aug. 1785 ; mar- 
ried, 11 June 1806, Elizabeth Dowdall, daughter of John 
Dowdall of Mngaguadovic, N. B. He died in his native town, 9 
Aug. 1858. His wife died 15 May 1855. 

Children, all born in St. Stephen : 

1 Jane, b. 14 April 1807; m. Jacob Tuttle. 

2 William H., b. 3 Aug. 1808; m. Fanny Cushion, and Piety Barter. 

3 Eliza, b. 25 Jan. 1810; m. Andrew P. Bvmker. 

4 Adeline, b. 9 July 1811; m. Aaron Palmer. 

5 Lucinda, b. 3 May 1813; m. Samuel Perkins. 

6 Ellis, b. 22 Nov. 1815 ; m. Abigail K. Tuttle. 

7 Rebecca M., b. 19 Nov. 1817; m. Moses Carleton. 

8 Hannah M., b. 14 Nov. 1820; m. Allan McDonald. 

9 Sarah A., b. 3 March 1823; m. Samuel N. Howe. 

10 Levi W., b. 31 Aug. 1825; went to California, and his whereabouts 

are now unknown. 

11 Charles J., b. 14 Dec. 1827; m. Levina Falkonham. 

12 Mary T., b. 24 Nov. 1830; m. John Fairfield. 

13 Eoxanna, b. 17 Nov. 1835. 

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James Libby, born in St. Stephen, IST. B., 5 Nov. 1788 ; mar- 
ried, 28 June 1810, Levina Stiles of Dorchester, N. B., born 
21 Ju^ne 1790. He was a farmer and lumberman, and always 
lived at St. Stephen. After his death his farm was divided. The 
house lot is now owned by Robert Moore. He was a member of 
the Methodist church. 16 March 1858, he died, and his widow, 
20 Dec. 1860. 

Children, all born in St. Stejihen : 

1 John, died, aged a few weeks. 

2 Mary E., b. 14 June 1812; m. William Haley of St. Mary's Bay, N. S. 

3 Jacob, b. 2 Sept. 1814; m. 10 Nov. 1845, Phebe Shaw, dau. of Mary 

S. (Libby) Hanson, 6-6-1-2-7. He engaged in lumbering on the 
St. Croix River for himself imtil 1856, and has since been in the 
emjDloy of Alex Gibson, first at Lephreaux, and then at Marys- 
ville, whither he moved his family in 1867. Children, all born in 
St. Stephen: 

1 Unity, b. 4 Oct. 1846; died 26 March 1847. 

2 Lucilla L., b. 24 Feb. 1848; died 5 July 1849. 

3 Clara A., b. 18 March 1850; unm. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 305 

4 Howard A., b. 4 June 1852; unm. Since 1876 lie lias been a 

bookkeeper in Eureka, (,'al. 

5 Georgianna, b. 17 June 1851; unm. 

6 Freeman H. T., b. 5 ISTov. 1856; unm. 

7 Jacob Judd, b. 8 May 1859. 

8 Ilezekiab McK., b. IS Aug. 1861; died 25 Feb. 1863. 

4 Josiah S., b. 17 Dec. 1816; m. 5 Oct. 1835, Cliarlotte, dau. of James 

and Meliitable (Hanson) Hanson. He is a farmer and lumber- 
man. He lived just outside St. Stephen until a few years since, 
when he removed to liis present residence in Calais, Me. No 
children. 

5 Elizabeth D., b. 13 June 1820; unm. 

6 Hannah B., b. 3 March 1823; m. 16 Jan. 1841, Elias Foster. 

7 Julia C, b. 17 April 1825; m. James Turner of St. Patrick, IST. B. 

8 William Parker, b. 13 Dec. 1828; unm. He is a farmer in St. 

Stephen. 

9 James, b. 21 Jan. 1831 ; d. 9 June 1839. 

10 Robert Webb, b. 21 May 1833; m. 8 April 1852, Catherine, dau. of 
Harry and Eliza (Young) Hatch of St. Patrick. He is a farmer 
and carpenter in St. Stephen. Children: 

1 Styles, b. 7 March 1853 ; d. 1 Jan. 1857. 

2 Arthur H., b. 24 Jan. 1857. 

3 Christiana, b. 13 Aug. 1859. 

4 Lillian M.. b. 1 Sept, 1865. 

5 Eobert A., b. 8 July 1870. 



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Capt. William Parker Libby, born in St. Stephen, IST. B., 24 
Oct. 1798; married 21 Sept. 1828, Lucy F. Crocker, daughter 
of Robinson and Jane (Marple) Crocker. He was always engag- 
ed in the lumber business. He was a member of the Methodist 
church and a caj^tain in the militia. He died in St. Ste2)hen, 12 
Oct. 1857. His widow still lives. 

Children, all born in St. Stephen : 

1 George Brewer, b. 14 July 1829; died 1860, in Peru; unm. 

2 William Robinson, b. 14 April 1831; was drowned in 1861; unm. 

3 John Warren, b. 14 April 1833; went to California early, and has 

not been heard from for some years. 

4 Rowland Crocker, b. 15 March 1835; married, in Minnesota, Helen 

Mudgett. He is in the lumber business in Hastings, Minn. 
Child : 
1 Helen May, b. about 1867. 

5 Unity Jane, b. 3 April 1837; d. 22 Aug. 1838. 

6 Amanda Jane, b. 3 Oct. 1839 ; m. Moses Porter Upton. 

7 Lucy Maria, b. 10 July 1842; m. 1 Jan. 1856, Albert G. Olney. 

8 Timothy C, b. 23 March 1845. 

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Asa Libby, born in St. Stephen, N. B., 8 Aug. 1786 ; married, 
6 Dec. 1815, Abigail Cutler Stone, daughter of David and 
Deborah (Chesley) Stone of Milford, Me. 

In his youth he was a shijD-carpenter and sailor, and at the age 

of 24 enlisted in the British army. When the war of 1812 broke 

out he deserted and Avent to Maine. He lived in Edingburg from 

1815 until 1833, and then in Howland until 1840. During those 

20 



306 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

years he was employed on the river and in the woods. In 1840 
he became a farmer in Greenbush, Me., where he died 7 Feb. 1854. 
During liis Later years he was an earnest member of the Freewill 
Bajjtist church. 

Children : 

1 Sally A., b. 6 Dec. 1816, in Edingburg; d. 23 Oct. 1835. 

2 Mary S., b. 1 Nov. 1818; m. 23 June 1853, in Marysville, Cal., Louis 

H. Bonestell. She was one of the first teacliers in San Francisco. 

3 Joseph E., b. 1 May 1820; was drowned 29 April 1842, while river- 

driving at Passadumkeag Falls. 

4 Nancy D., b. 12 Jan. 1823; m. 20 July 1845, Isaac Young; died 10 

May 1863. 

5 Almira B., b. 29 March 1825; died 4 Oct. 1836. 

6 David S., b. 22 Aug. 1828; m. 23 March 1857, Mary A., dan. of Hen- 

ry and Susan (Low) Young of Greenbush. He is by trade a car- 
penter, but has been chiefly engaged in lumbering. He was a 
private in Co. D, 9th Me. Vol. In 1876 he went to San Francisco 
as clerk for .J. G. Hodge & Co., and on the failure of that house 
in 1878, went to Nevada, and was engaged two years in putting 
machinery into quartz mills. He now lives in Newport Village 
in his native county. Children : 

1 Flora, b. 2 July 1858, in Greenbush; m. 13 Sept. 1879, John M. 

Holbrook. 

2 Alice, b. 23 June 1866. 

3 Charles Truman, b. 2 Nov. 1868. 

7 Lydia A., b. 2 Feb. 1831; m. 24 Aug. 1851, James M. White. 

8 Emma M., b. 5 Dec. 1833, in Howland; m. Sept. 1867, in San Fran- 

cisco, John Truman Bonestell, brother of Lovris. 

9 Sarah E., b. 11 Dec. 1836; unm. 

10 Abba M., b. 14 Aug. 1840; m. 15 June 1862, Charles L. Young. 

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Stephen- R. Libbt, born in St. Stephen, N. B., 12 Jan. 1800; 
married Mary Hanson. He is a farmer in his native town. 

Children, all born in St. Stephen : 

1 Asa, b. 11 May 1832; is a farmer. Children: 

1 Stephen R., b. 18 Dec. 1860. 

2 John F., b. 30 May 1862. 

8 Cordelia E., b. 8 March 1864. 

4 Charles C, b. 1 Feb. 1866. 

5 Susannah L., b. 7 Dec. 1869. 

6 Asa L., b. 15 Nov. 1871. 

7 Alford H., b. 25 June 1874. 

8 Nehemiah M., b. 25 Feb. 1876; died 26 Aug. 1878. 

9 David A., b. 29 Nov. 1878; died 4 July 1881. 

2 Charles W., b. 29 July 1834; is a farmer. Children: 

1 John H., b. 24 June 1861. 

2 Mary E., b. 11 March 1863. 

3 Charles M., b. IS Dec. 1865. 

4 Sarah E., b. 7 Feb. 1867. 

5 Addra A., b. 5 March 1869. 

6 Jane A., b. 13 Aug. 1872. 

7 Effie A., b. 4 Sept. 1874. 

8 Florence E., b. 4 Sept. 1876. 

3 Jane A., b. 15 Aug. 1836. 

4 David W., b. 15 March 1839; is a carpenter in St. Stephen. Children: 

1 William H., b. 22 March 1860. 

2 Mary E., b. 24 Sept. 1862. 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 307 

4 S?-'"''!'";?'-',''- 24 Sept. 1804; died] Oct 1864 

8 David J., b. 5 July 1872 
, 9 Aimer, b. 21 Sept. 1875." 

' 'i°fe'::'.'?-Afayi^g^^'^^ "»■-'-■ <=-"<'-•■ 

2 Susie M., b. 2 March 1867. 
j David S., b. 4 May 1869. 

4 George H., b. 24 June 1872. 

5 ^^■.eclerick H., b. 24 Jan. 1875. 
, 6 Wilham T., b. 7 Jan. 1879. 
' James W., b. 2.5 Dec. 1849; is a farmer. Children- 

1 Stephen R., b. 12 Oct. 1872. v^mmien. 

I w*?n'"^ ^^^ ^- 1-5 ^ov. 1874. 

3 Willard F.. b. 27 March 1876. 

4 Clara M., b. 9 Dec. 1880. 
7 Mary F., b. 9 Feb, 1852. 

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Joseph Libbt, born in Rye, N H 19 Opt t^qi . ^ • i 
first 2 March 1815, MkhitabL' C P^'ix, dauoLer' of PhZf l' 
and Jemima (Bean) Rand of Gilford, N. H ; ( Tecr^lufv ^ S^^^^^^ 
second, 26 ^v. 1835, Olive Haines ^ ^ "^^ ' 

..?«/''T ''P '"^ ^^^^°''^' ^- H- He was a fisherman seven years 
h?s fath".^'h: ^"T "^1 'I" "'^^- °^ l'^12. He then settl d oK If 
Vnvtifl 11 ?°^^^«i^a'^^ farm, and, except three years spent in 

ne^j Aug 18,7 He was several years selectman of Gi ford 
and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. ^uroia, 

Children : 
I Philbrick Rand, b. 10 Feb. 1817 • m 25 Tan iqh a -n , 

1 Reuben S., b 29 Aug. 1846; m. 19 March 1872, Alice J dan of 

Geo. W. and Mary H. (Clough) Mason of '(Sforcl He re 

o Au "^J w''* ^-'h- P '^^*y ^S^^' i^ Gilford. 

2 Albert W. b. 13 Jan. 1851; d. 18 May 1856. 

iTSct 1858.'' ^^^"'^ '''''■ ^- '' ""''■ '^'^ ^--^^i'-^b Smith; died 

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Benjamin T. Libbt, born in New Castle, N. H., 27 July 1796- 

Maiy (Cass) Robmson of Gilford. He died in Gilford, the town 
m which he was reared, 5 Nov. 1862. His widow died 5 May 



308 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, born in Gilford : 

1 Mary Ann, b. 2 Feb. 182] ; m. 1850, John E. Wiggin; died 18 Aug. 

185.5. 

2 Benjamin F., b. 27 July 1827; m. 1st. 27 Sept. 1846, Eliza A., dau. 

of Jasper and Abigail (Rowe) Glidden; (died 13 May 1875, in La- 
conia, N. H. ) ; 2d, June 1871, Hannah, dau. of Jonathan Artig of 
Jersey City, N. J. He went "railroading" when a boy, and al- 
ways continued. He was an engineer on the Central Railroad 19 
years, three of them as foreman of engineers. He died in Jersey 
City 17 Aug. 1877. His widow died 25 Jan. 1878. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Clara O., b. 11 June 1848; m. 4 March 1869, John Merrill. 

2 George F., b. 20 March 1854; m. 14 Aug. 1875, Katie A., dau. of 

Patrick and Ellen (Hart) Horrogen of Jersey City, where he 
now lives. He was for some time a steamship fireman, and is 
now a locomotive engineer. Children: 

1 Katie A., b. 21 June 1857, in Jersey City. 

2 Benjamin F., b. G May 1876; d. 9 May 1876. 

3 George Horace, b. 8 May 1877. 

3 Serepta, died in infancy. 

By second wife: 

4 Mary Ruenna, b. 7 June 1872. 

5 Annie, b. 8 July 1874. 

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Elias Libby, born in Chester, N. H., 17 March 1802 ; married 
first, 10 Feb. 1826, Jemima Rand, daughter of Philbrick and 
Jemima (Bean) Rand of Gilford ; (died 2 June 1834) ; second, 
10 May 1835, Clarissa F. Davis, daughter of Phineas and Bet- 
sey (Clark) Davis. 

He always lived on the homestead farm in Gilford, N. H., ex- 
cej^t one year sj^ent in a fish yard in Newcastle. After his father's 
death the homestead was divided between Elias and Joseph. Elias 
had the home half and lived and died in the old house. His 
death took place 12 Jan. 1846. His widow died 27 Oct. 1870. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Joseph P., b. 1828 ; m. Fanny, daughter of Daniel and Annie (Davis) 
Gove. He was a farmer and carpenter; a member of the Second 
Advent Church. He died 10 Feb. 1881. His wife died 2 July 
1804. No children. 

? Sarah, b. Jan. 1830; m. 13 April 1854, Morrell Weeks; died 15 Aug. 
1861. 

3 George, b. June, 18.33; d. 1843. 

By second wife : 

4 Mary F., b. 2 Sept. 1836; m. 26 Feb. 1854, Francis L. Gilman. 

5 John v., b. 16 March 1841 ; died in the summer of 1862. 

6 Caroline A., b. 3 May 1843; unm. 

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Abram Libby, born in Gilford, N. H., 17 April 1809; married 
first, 16 Feb. 1832, Dorcas Hibbard, daughter of Joshua and 
Hannah (Tenny) Hibbard ; (died 12 April 1856, in Gilford) ; sec- 
ond, 20 May 1858, Betsey G., daughter of James Hoyt. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 309 

He is a farmer. He lived awhile in Plymouth during his first 
wife's life, and after his second marriage, settled in Belmont, 
where he now lives. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Cyrus, b. 12 Dec. 1830, in Plymouth, N. H. ; m. Lizzie, daughter of 

James Evans of Tamwoith. He is a shoemaker by trade, and 
now lives in the West. 

2 Luther L., b. 27 Aug. 1839; d. 13 June 1802, in St. Augustine, Fla., 

in his country's service. 

3 Emily D., b. 5 April 1850, in Gilford; m. Frank Grant. 

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JosiAH B. LiBBY, born 27 Dec. 1794, in Candia, N. H. ; mar- 
ried, 30 May 1821, Sallie Robie, daughter of Walter and Doro- 
thy (Tilton) Robie of Candia. He was engaged in coopering and 
farming in his native town until 1824, when he removed to Nash- 
ua and engaged in the stone business. He died 31 Oct. 1834. 
His relict remained a widow, and still lives in Nashua. 

Children : 

1 Jacob, b. 27 Feb. 1822; m. 9 Jan. 1845, Belinda A., dau. of Eben 

and Aliva (Fisk) Eideout of Nashua. He was in the boot and 
shoe business many years, and is now retired. He has served 
several terms as alderman in the Nashua city government, and 
as representative to the state legislature ; is a member of the 
First Congregational Church. Only child: 
1 Flora A., b. 7 May 1840; m. Levi Barker, 0-0-10-5-4-0. 

2 Edward E., b. 9 Aug. 1823; d. Aug. 1825. 

3 Jane F.. b. 5 June 1825; m. David B. Fiske. Children: 

1 Willie F. (Fiske), b. 10 June 1855; d. 28 July 1850. 

2 Delia Pierce (Fiske), b. 21 April 1857. 

3 Plarry Libby (Fiske). b. 7 Dec. 1802. 

4 Katie F. (Fiske), b. 15 Aug. 1805. 

4 Dorothy Anne, b. 21 April 1827 ; unm. 

5 Mary H., b. 29 March 1828; d. 4 Jan. 1830. 

Thomas F., b. 22 Dec. 1831 ; d. 8 Aug. 1832. 
7 Sarah E., b. 30 June 1832; d. 10 Oct. 1838. 

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David Libbt, born in Belfast, Me., 16 Sept. 1803 ; married, 19 
Aug. 1824, in Boston, Mary A. (Batson) Glosson, daughter of 
Samuel Batson of Marblehead, Mass. He was a sea-captain, and 
died 28 Dec. 1836. His widow married William Holt. 

Children : 

1 Stephen B., b. 7 July 1825; m. 18 Dec. 1845, Susan W. McKenney. 
He was lost at sea 2 May 1847, and his widow died in Lincolnville 
in 1871. Child: 

1 Ellen M., b. 30 Sept. 1840; died 1850. 

2 David H.,b. 19 Aug. 1827; m. 20 March 1849, Sarah M., dau. of 
Samuel and Charlotte (Bird) Hook of Belfast. He is a sea-cap- 
tain. Children : 

1 Nelly M., b. 1 May 1853; died 7 Sept. 1854. 

2 Theresa, b. 23 June 1855. 

3 John A., b. 1832; m. Ann J. ; lives in Belfast, a sailmaker. 

4 Mary E., b. 24 Oct. 1833; m. John E. Blake. 



310 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AHIERICA. 

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John Connor Libby, l)oni in Belfast, Me., 12 July 1808 ; mar- 
ried, 28 March 1833, Angeline Ellen Steele, daughter of An- 
drew and Mary (Scott) Steele of Castine, Me. He is a cabinet- 
maker by trade, and has lived in Stockton many years. 

Children : 

1 John Francis, b. 11 May 1834; m. 20 Sept. 1857, Rebecca Jane, dan. 

of John and Roxanna (Staples) Peabody of Stockton. He was a 
ship-master. He sailed in the bark TopekafromSt. John, N. B., 
Feb. 1873. and never was heard from. His widow married Sam- 
uel Avery. Children: 

1 jNIary Angle, b. 2 Jan. 1860. 

2 Roxanna P., b. 7 July 1863; d. 18 Sept. 1864. 

3 Irene P., b. 8 April 1866; d. 16 July 1866. 

4 Frank P., born and died 29 Dec. 18()9. 

2 George Washington, b. 10 June j838; m. 10 June 1860, Marietta, 

dau. of Willard and Jane (Dickey) Mvidgett of Stockton. He was 
a clerk in Boston some years, and in 1863 became a member of 
the firm of Mudgett &* Libby, lumbei'-dealers and ship-builders, 
Stockton. In 1872 he removed to Minneapolis, Minn., where he 
is a contractor and builder. Children: 

1 Minetta B., b. 14 June 1866, in Stockton. 

2 Aurilla M., b. 23 Dec. 1868. 

3 Albert H., b. 11 June 1880, in Minneapolis. 

3 Clara P., b. 30 Aug. 1840; d. 2 Nov. 1840. 

4 Mary Angeline, b. 11 Dec. 1841 ; d. 4 July 1846. 

5 Elias David, b. 14 June 1844; m. 14 June 1866, Elizabeth G., dau. 

of Peleg and Catherine (Griffin) Staples of Stockton. He served 
three years in the 6tli Maine Battery, enlisting as private, and 
mustered out 2d lieut. He was a hardware dealer in Stockton 
imtil 1873, when he removed to St. Paul, Minn., where he is en- 
gaged in the manufacture of iron cornices, window-caps, etc. 
Children : 

1 Allen S., b. 15 May 1867. 

2 Faustie H., b. 13 Sept. 1868. 

6 William Littlefield.b. 10 Sept. 1846: m. 25 Aug. 1877, OrellaH., dau. 

of James L. and Lydia (Blanchard) Griffin of Stockton. He has 
followed the sea from chiklhood, and is now master of the 
schooner Jennie Beasley of Rockport. Child: 
1 Edward White, b. 28 July 1879, in Stockton. 



6-6-10-9-2 

Jacob Libby, born in Gilford, N. H., 9 April 1809; married 
Harriet Wadleigii. 

For fifteen years after his marriage he was a stage driver be- 
tween Concord and Laconia. He was afterward a railroad con- 
ductor, and later in the bakery and confectionery business in Lake 
Village. For three years he represented Center Harbor in the 
state legislature. He died in Gilford, 8 March 1857. His widow 
died 23 June 1871, in Laconia, 

Children : 

1 George Addison, b. 25 Nov. 1836, in Gilmanton, N. H.; m. .30 Nov. 
1856, in Madison, W^is., Mary Adeline, dau. of Isaac and Abigail 
(Seavey) Hadley of Hudson, N. H. At 18 he went to Madison, 
Wis. ; went thence to Palmyra in 1863, and from that place 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 311 

enlisted in Co. E, 1st Wisconsin Vol. Artillery; since the war has 
lived in Milwaukee, and in .Janesville, Wis., and is now a con- 
tractor in the gas and pipe fitting business. Children : 

1 Leon Delbert, b. 15 March 1859, in Madison. Is in company 

with his father. 

2 Abby Harriet, b. 20 April 1862, in Palmyra. 

3 Ella May, b. 19 March 1870. 

4 George Hiram, b 29 March 1876, in Janesville. 

2 Charles A., b. 2.) March 1839, in Center Harbor; m. 23 Jan. 1873, in 

Chicago, Edna M., dau. of George E. Blake of Providence, K. I., 
where he now lives. He is employed on the 'P. and Worcester 
R. R. He served three years in Battery B, R. I. Light Artillery. 
No children. 

3 Martha A., b. 14 May 1841, in Gilford; unm. 

4 Frank F., b. 18 Sept. 1846, in Gilford; m. 2 Sept. 1871, Esther, dau. 

of Daniel and Harriet (Ladd) Sanborn of Sanbornton, N. H. He 
is a machinist in Jersey City, N". J. He served two years in the 
3d Vt. Light Artillery. Children: 

1 Eula May, b. 6 Jan. 1874. 

2 Morton Jacob, b. 14 Sept. 1876. 

9-5-4-2-1 

Jacob Fogg, born in Scarborough, 11 Feb. 1771 ; married, .30 
May 1790, Sally Lib by, 5-2-3-2. He was a farmer, and lived 
with his father. He died 20 Feb. 1808. His widow married, 28 
Feb. 1810, James Randall. 

Children : 

1 Polly (Fogg), b. 17 Nov. 1790; m. 7 Jan. 1817, Abraham Osgood of 

Portland. 

2 Miriam (Fogg), b. 7 March 1793; m. Zenas Libby, 11-6-5-8. 

3 Sally (Fogg), b. 9 Jmie 1795; m. 22 Sept. 1816, Thomas F. Andrews. 

4 Reuben (Fogg), b. 19 Aug. 1797; d. 29 July 1817. 

5 Aphia (Fogg), b. 10 Jan. 1800; m. 21 May 1823, Enos H. Dyer of 

Cape Elizabeth. 

6 Benjamin (Fogg), b. 29 May 1802; m. Sarah Ann Tewkesbury. 

7 Silas (Fogg), b. 1805; m. Mercy Davis. 

8 Jacob (Fogg), b. 18 April 1808; m. 11 March 1829, Artemisia, dau. 

of Rhoda (Libby) Tyler, 1-1-6-4-2. 

10-1-2-2-1 

Reuben Libby, born in Jonesborough, Me., 17 April 1776 ; 
married, 16 Feb. 1804, Martha Farnsworth, daughter of Isaac 
and Hannah (Hill) Farnsworth of Jonesborough. He was a far- 
mer in his native town, and died a young man, 11 Dec. 1817. His 
widow married, 20 June 1827, John Holmes of Machias. 

Children, all born in Jonesborough : 

1 Oliver, b. 19 Aug. 1804; was killed by a rolling log, a young man. 

2 Hiram, b. 9 May 1806; m. 27 Nov. 1827, Keziah, dau. of Asa and 

Betsey (Weston) Farnsworth of .Jonesborough. He removed to 
Beddmgton, where he was a farmer and lumberman. He died 
three years after marriage, 25 June 1830. His widow died in 
Jonesborough, 2 Nov. 1840. Children : 
1 Asa F., b. 9 Sept. 1828, in Beddington; m. 10 July 1858, Nancy 
v., dau. of Samuel and Esther (Whitney) Watts of Jones- 
borough. He is a farmer and lumberman in Beddington. He 
has served as selectman, town clerk, etc. ; is a member of the 
Freewill Baptist Church. Children: 



312 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Ella A., b. 9 Feb. 1860; d. 13 Aug. 1864. 

2 Hiram L., b. 29 Marcli 1862 ; d. 23 April 1865. 

3 Mabel Alice, b. 8 Xov. 1868. 

4 Ellery H., b. 19 Oct. 1871. 

5 Omah F., b. 4 xMarch 1880. 

2 Martha, b. 9 Sept. 1830; d. 29 March 1837, in Harrington. 

3 Calvin, b. 2 Feb. 1808; m. Priscilla Peoples. 

4 Fannie, b 13 l^ov. 1809; m. Capt. A. Mitchell. 

5 Hannah, b. 20 June 1811 ; m. Freeman Barry. 

6 Deborah, b. 22 March 1813; m. 5 May 1836, Robert Stewart. 

7 Ichabod, b. 19 Dec. 1815; d. 8 Dec. 1818. 

8 Eeuben, b. 1 March 1818; m. 30 April 1850, Louisa, dau. of Mark 

L. and Mary (Palmer) Gates of Northfield. He is a farmer in 
Kingston, Minn. Children: 

1 Sarah L., b. 19 April 1851, in Deblois; m. 5 Dec. 1869, in Wes- 

ley, Me., John A. Guptil. 

2 Martha R., b. 22 May 1853; m. 1 April 1877, Geo. W. Cassady. 

3 Ella P., b. 6 Jan. 1855; m. 16 Dec. 1871, William W. Guptil. 

4 Loren W. , b. 25 Nov. 18.58, in Xorthfield ; unm. 

5 Mary P., b. 26 July 1862. 

6 Carrie A., b. 9 June 1865. 

7 Helen V., b. 20 Dec. 1868. 

8 Eunice L., b. 23 Sept. 1871, in Wesley, Me. 

9 Olive W., b. 10 Feb. 1877, in Forest City, Minn. 



10-1-2-2-4 

JosiAH LiBBY, born 16 March 1781, in Jonesborough, Me. ; 
mai-ried, 5 June 1803, Jane Libby, 10-1-2-3-3. 

He settled at first on a farm in Jonesborough, and then settled 
on wild land in Chai'leston, Me., where he lived until old age. 
He died in No. 11, R. 1, plantation, Aroostook County, Me. His 
widow died 11 July 18G2, in Atkinson. 

Children, born in Jonesborough : 

1 Matilda C, b. 3 March 1804. 

2 Beriah W., b. 23 Jan. 1806; m. Maria Wharton. 

3 Reuben, b. 16 April 1808; d. 25 Nov. 1812. 

4 Alfred W., b. 11 April 1810; m. Mary Strout. 

5 Daniel M., b. 20 April 1812; m. 6 Nov. 1837, Mary, dau. of William 

Dunning of Charleston. He was a farmer, and also kept a house 
of entertainment. He died in Charleston, 15 Oct. 1846. No chil- 
dren. 

6 Moses P., b. 9 July 1814; m. Weltha A. Fox. 

Born in Charleston : 

7 Jane, b. 3 May 1817; d. 23 Aug. 1820. 

8 Josiah, b. 9 Dec. 1819; married 25 Feb. 1847, Christiana C. Libby, 

10-1-2-3-7-5; settled in Atkinson, Me., where he still resides. No 
children. 

9 Fellows W., b. 24 Sept. 1822; d. 8 Sept. 1826. 

10 Hannah W., b. 25 Aug. 1825; m. Amaziah N. McCaslin. 



10-1-2-2-6 

Joseph Libby, born in Jonesborough, Me., 9 Dec. 1784; mar- 
ried, 22 April 1807, Hannah Farnswoeth, daughter of Isaac 
and Hannah (Hill) Farns worth of Jonesborough. 



[THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



313 



He lived on his father's homestead in Jonesborongh until 1825, 
and then settled in Beddington, where he stayed until 1845. 
From Beddington he moved to Rutland, Wis., but returned two 
years later and lived in Beddington until his death, 9 Dec. 1853. 
He was a farmer and lumberman. After his wife's death he mar- 
ried Louisa Clark, now living in Ellsworth. 

Children : 

1 Otis S.. b. 17 Aug. 1808: m. Delaine, dau. of Phineas and Hannah 

(Booth) Whitten of Steuben; died in Steuben, Sept. 1837. No 
children. 

2 Edmund, b. 2 April 1810; m. Mary Pinio. 

3 Irene, b. 9 May 1811; m. James Lovejoy; died Avig. 1846, in Eut- 

land, Wis. 

4 Annie, b. 10 March 1813; m. David B. Keith; died March, 1840, 

5 Amy, b. 24 July 1817; m. Israel Griffin. 

6 Sally B.. b. 5 Dec. 1820; c\. 13 Aug. 1823. 

7 Joshua, b. 7 April 1822; married, 1st, 19 May 1845, Sophia, dau. of 

Stephen and Cynthia (Parrott) Smith of Columbia; (died 23 
March 18-59, in Beddington); 2d, 3 Sept. 18.59, Susan A., dau. of 
Jonas and Fannie (Smith) Bowers of Machias. He is a farmer 
and lumberman. After his marriage he lived successively in 
Columbia, Deblois, Beddington, and Machias, and in 1871 re- 
moved to Minneapolis, Minn., his present residence. Children, 
by first wife : 

1 Emeline A., b. 20 May 1847, in Columbia; d. 30 July 1860. 

2 Levi W., b. 1 May 1852, in Deblois; d. 16 Sept. 1863. 

By second wife : 

3 Sarah S., b. .30 Nov. 1860, in Beddington; d. 28 Feb. 1864. 

4 Joseph B., b. 13 Julv 1863, in Machias. 

5 Albert N., b. 24 May 1865. 

6 Lucy C, b. 28 June 1869. 

8 Sally B., b. 29 April 1824; m. Jeremiah Griffin. 

9 Daniel F., b. 5 Sept. 1826; m. 3 Aug. 1849, Carohne A., dau. of Ca- 

leb and Judith (Lynam) Joy of Gouldsborough. He is farmer 
and lumberman in Deblois. He has served 29 years as town 
clerk, and 27 years as constable, and as postmaster eight years. 
Children, all born in Deblois : 

1 Florestine H., b. IC May 1852; d. 13 May 1852. 

2 Frank A., b. 28 May 1853; m. 3 Nov. 1875, Ellen, dau. of Geo. 

and'Sarah (Woods) Merritt of Deblois. Child: 
1 Harrie, b. 23 Feb. 1879, in Deblois. 

3 Judith Abbie, b. 6 Dec. 1855 ; unm. 

4 Alma E., b. 3 May 1858; unm. 

5 Howard J., b. 25 June 1860. 

6 M. Ada. b. 25 May 1863. 

7 Selden B., b. 1 Sept. 1865. 
10 Kichard A., b. 20 April 1828; m. 10 Nov. 1860. Annie, dau. of Ezra 

and Mary (Torrey) Boynton of Deblois. He is a farmer and lum- 
berman. His wife died 18 Oct. 1875. Children: 

1 Carrie E., b. 3 May 1861 ; d. 17 Sept. 1865. 

2 Kate M., b. 25 March 1863; d. 19 Nov. 1877. 

3 Sherman, b. 18 March 1865. 

4 Minnie, b. 2 June 1868; d. 28 Oct. 1879. 

5 Eosie, b. 21 June 1870. 

6 Sadie, b. 22 June 1872; d. 18 Oct. 1879. 

7 Irene, b. 2 May, d. 15 July, 1875. 
11 Almira, b. 9 Oct. 1830; m. Pearson Gould. 



314 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-1-2-2-7 

ISTatiian LiBBY, born in Jonesborough, Me., 20 May 1787; mai'- 
ried, 3 Ma}^ 1821, Sibyl Faenswokth, daughtei- of Asa and Bet- 
sey (Weston) Farns worth of Jonesborough. 

He was a farmer, and lived and died on his father's homestead. 
He always ke])t his farm in good condition, yet paid inore atten- 
tion to lumbering, mill-l)uilding, etc. He died 3 Aug. 1812. His 
widow died 28 Dec. 1880. 

Children : 

1 George W., b. 3 Nov. 1823; m. 8 .Jan. 1865, Elizabeth E , daughter 

of Phineas aud Lydia H. (Tabot) N^oyes. He occupies the home- 
stead farm. Children: 

1 Mary Alice, b. May 1866. 

2 LueiLa ,J., b. 22 May 1869. 

3 Bessie E., b. 9 Oct. 1871. 

2 Betsey W., b. 29 .July 1826; unm. 

3 Rebecca W., b. 24 Dec. 1828; d. July 1831. 

4 Mary E., b. 19 Feb. 1831; m. -5 June 1858, George E. Farnsworth. 

Tliey live in Caribou. Children: 

1 Wilber Irving (Farnsworth), b. 9 March 1859. 

2 Simon Barry (Faruswoith), b. 13 Nov. 1861. 

3 Lizzie Nash (Farnsworth), b. 7 Jan. 1867. 

4 Ellery Bollman (Farnsworth), b. 5 Sept. 1871. 

5 Omas Libby (Farnsworth), b. 2 May 1875. 

5 Lewis H., b. 16 July 18.33; m. Oct. 1854, Eliza A. E., dau. of Josiah 

W. and Sophia W. (Farnsworth) Dorman. He has lived since 
1859 iu Kingston, Minn. Children : 

1 Willard Nathan, b. Oct. 1855, iu Millbridge, Me.; m. Sarah 

Lloyd. They have one son. 

2 Lyman Pitt, b. Oct. 1869. 

3 Millard A., b. Sept. 1872. 

4 Lauras., b. Sept. 1874. 

6 Ellery Bollman, b- 2 July 1837; served one year in the Union army; 

died in the service, at Fort Sumner, Washington, D. C, 6 Aug. 
1863; num. 

10-1-2-3-4 

Job Libby, born in Harrington, Me., 30 Dec. 1783 ; married 
Rebecca Mitchell. He had a son: 
1 Fellows, living in Harrington. 

10-1-2-3-7 

Ephraim Libby, born in Harrington, Me., 26 Jan. 1794; mar- 
ried Sally McCaslix, born 14 Dec. 1797, daughter of John and 
Mary (Knowles) McCaslin. 

He was a farmer. He had his father's homestead, and lived on 
it until after his death, and then moved to Charleston and set- 
tled. His wife died 11 June 1864. He stillsnrvives, at the age 
of 86. 

Children, all born in Harrington : 

1 Freeman M., b. 14 Jan. 1823; m. 11 Dec. 1851, Marriam K. Lowell, 
dau. of Thomas and Lucinda (Corliss) Lowell of Dixmont. He 
is a farmer and lumberman, residing in Charleston. Children, 
born in Charleston: 



THE SIXTH GEXERATION. 315 

1 Adda E., b. 23 March 1853; m. Alpheus Parker. 

2 Ella C. b. 9 Dec. 18.j5; d. 17 Oct. ISl-J. 

3 Willis E., b. 23 Aug. 18.57. 

4 Dora L., b. 6 Sept. 1859. 

5 John L , b. 14 Oct. 1861. 

6 .Jane, b. 12 Dec. 1863. 

7 CJharles H., b. 19 July 1866. 

8 Augusta M., b. 6 Dec. 1868. 

9 Elmer E., b. 6 Sept. 1870. 

10 Arthur L., b. 17 Dec. 1871. 

11 Kate May, b. 6 May 1873. 

12 Ora Prince, b. 21 Aug. 1876. 

13 Melvin F., b. 23 Oct. 1878. 

2 Syrene Ann, b. 15 Aug. 1824; d. 8 Dec. 1836. 

3 William, b. 23 April 1826; d. 17 May 1826. 

4 Joseph F., b. 2 April 1827; m. Emeline Smith. He lives in Charles- 

ton and is believed to have the following children: 

1 David, b. 1862. 

2 Axie, b. 1863. 

3 Ai, b. 1867. 

4 Henry, b. 1868. 

5 Flora, b.. 1870. 

6 Georgie, b. 1872. 

7 Nancy, b. 1873, 

8 Mattie, b. 1875. 

9 Joy, b. 1877. 

5 Christiana C, b. 4 March 1829; m. Josiah Libby, 10-1-2-2-4-8. 

6 Melvina C, b. 19 Nov. 1833; m. William H. Sias. 

7 Samuel N., b. 21 Jan. 1836; m. 1st, Augusta Wilbur; (died after two 

years) ; 2d, Jane Darden. He lives at Windsor Mills, Que. 

8 Nancy Almeda, b. 25 April 1839; m. William Foss. 



10-1-2-3-8 

Stephen Libby, born in Harrington, Me.; married first, Abi- 
gail Webb ; second, . He lives in Millbridge, Me. 

10-1-2-4-1 

Elias Libbt, born in Saeo, Me., 22 June 1784; married, 30 
May 1810, Martha Bradbury, daugliter of Joseph and Pa- 
tience (Goodwin) Bradbury of Buxton. 

He was a farmer. He settled on his father's homestead in Bux- 
ton, when he was first married, and, except a brief period in Saco, 
and a briefer one in Hollis, always lived there afterward. He 
died 26 Feb. 1872. His wife died 19 April 1871. 

Children : 

1 Mindwell, b. 26 Oct. 1810; m. 2 Sept. 18-32, Isaac York. 

2 Mary, b. 27 June 1813; d. 26 April 1834, unm. 

3 Jacob Bradbury, b. 2 May 1815; m. Charity York. 

4 Elsie, b. 22 Feb. 1817 ; m. Aaron Foss of Oldtown, 

5 Josiah, b. 19 Nov. 1818; went to sea in 1842, and was never after- 
ward heard from. 

6 Charles, b. 17 Feb. 1821; m. Eliza A., dau. of George and Julia 
(Church) Merrill. She died in Feb. 18.59. 21 Aug. 1861, he mar- 
ried Eliza Ann, dau. of Samuel and Susan (Woodman) Dyer. 

. When he was first married he settled on a farm in Scarborough, 
where he has ever since resided. Only child, by first wife: 



316 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Charles Albion, b. 21 Xov. 1857. 

7 Lucy, b. 8 Dec. 1822 ; m. Bryant Oilman. 

8 Elijah, b. 24 Feb. 1825; (bachelors; occupy the 

9 Stephen, b. 3 Dec. 1826; j homestead farm. 

10 Martha, b. 17 Dec. 1828; m. 7 Sept. 18(38, Stillman Rand. 



10-1-2-4-2 

Daniel Libby, born in Saco, Me., 21 March 1788 ; married 
Mary Libby, 10-1-8-4-3. 

He was a farmer, and lived where his son Amos now lives. He 
died 8 Dec. 1857. His widow died 7 June 1874. 

Children : 

1 Philip, b. 23 Jan. 1817; d. 20 June 1877; unm. 

2 Stephen, died in infancy. 

3 Amos, b. 11 Aug. 1822; m. 1st, 16 Jan. 1849, Elizabeth, dau. of Asa 

and Hannah (Milliken) Haines. She died 1 March 1874. He 
married, 2d, 24 June 1878, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Abigail 
(Tyler) Rice. When he was married, he settled on a part of the 
farm of his great-grandfather, Thomas Libby, 10-1-8, and became 
a cattle drover. By the death of his brother Philip, he came 
into the whole of his father's homestead, and has since resided 
on it, confining himself to farming. Only child: 
1 Emily Jane, b. 28 Jan. 1850; m.'28 Jan. 1872, Living G. Hill. 



10-1-2-4-3 

Richard Libby, born in Saco, Me., 1791 ; married, 19 Sept. 
1824, Lucy Libby, 10-1-6-7-6. 

He was a farmer. He lived at home until about 1831, and then 
bought the farm in Standish, now unoccupied, owned by Isaac 
York. On this farm he died, 30 Aug. 1863. His widow sold the 
place, and died with her daughter Sarah, 6 May 1874. 

Children, born in Buxton : 

1 Sarah M., b. 8 May 1825; m. 13 Dec. 1856, John Burnham. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 12 Sept. 1828; m. George M. Libby, 11-7-2-4-6-1. 

Born in Standish : 

3 David Bradbury, b. 12 April 1831; m. 13 Feb. 1856, Lydia A., dau. 

of Paul and Lydia (Haley) Pendexter of Parsonsfield. At the age 
of twenty he went into the emijloy of his uncle Thompson, in 
Westbrook, at tliat time a butcher. From his marriage until 
1866, he was in business, first as butcher, and then as grocer, in 
Brunswick. He then became a farmer in Pownal, where he still 
lives. Children: 

1 Matilda, b. 22 Dec. 1856; m. 1 May 1879, Willis M. Lake. 

2 Lucy, b. 1 Jan. 1858; d. 17 April 1867. 

3 David Ernest, b. 16 Sept. 1859. 

4 Arthur Bradbury, b. 16 Jan. 1862; d. 14 Aug. 1862. 

5 Carrie Mabel, b. 23 Sept. 1863. . 

6 Arthur Woodbury, b. 22 Nov. 1868. 

7 Lucy May, b. 2 May 1872. 

8 Ethel Maud, b. 5 July 1874. 

4 Mary, b. 8 Sept. 1835; m. Charles Mitchell. 

5 Narcissa, b. 27 Feb. 1839 ; m. Eli Weeman. 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 317 

10-1-2-6-7 

Luther C. Libby, born in Macliiasport, Me., 4 July 1796 ; mar- 
ried first, 8 Jan. 1811, Mary McCalab, daughter of Moses Mc- 
Calab of Gouldsborough ; (died 10 Nov. 1836) ; second, Sarah 
Quimby, daughter of John and Sarah Quiniby of Vermont ; (died 
2 Dec. 1843) ; third, 15 Feb. 1857, Lucy F. Johnson. 

The homestead farm of his father fell to him, and he cultivated 
it until his death, 15 April 1878. He was a member of the Bap- 
tist Church. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 James, b. 8 March 1816; m. Sarah E. Flyiin. 

2 Abigail, b. 11 -Jan. 1818; m. Capt. John Colbath. 

3 Josiah, b. 14 June 1821 ; was drowned 7 July 1846. 

4 Lucy F., b. 10 May 1823; m. George Tucker, in Cape Ann, Mass. 

5 Luther, b. 11 Sept. 1828; died in Newport, E. L, aged 20. 

6 Susan, b. 9 June 1830 ; ni. Steplieu Pettigrove. 
1 Phebe, b. 10 Dec. 1832; m. Warren Page. 

8 Sarah, b. 7 March 1835 ; m. Capt. Andrew J. Cole. 

By second wife : 

9 Mary E., b. 16 Dec. 1840; died 7 July 1864. 

10 Jolm F., b. 16 Nov. 1842; m. 1.5 Oct. 1871. Mary E., dan. of Lyman 
and Clarissa (Colbath) Cole of Harrington. He occui)ies the 
homestead. Child : 
1 Aubine, b. 1871. 



10-1-2-7-3 

Philip Libby, born in Machiasj^ort, Me. ; married Betsey 
Larrabee. 

Children : 

1 Abraham, died unmarried. 

2 Nathan. He had two children : 

1 , deceased. 

2 Alice, b. 1865 ; lives in Macliiasport. 

3 Harriet, deceased. 

4 Lorinda, married Bobbins of Machiasport. 

5 Mary. A 

6 Clara, deceased. 



10-1-2-7-4 

Otis Libby, born in Machiasport, Me., 1800; man-ied Phebe 
Smith, daughter of Daniel and Phebe (Larrabee) Smith of Ma- 
chiasport. He was a farmer, and died in his native place in 1866. 

Children : 

1 Catharine, married Foss. 

2 Lucinda, married Dowling. 

3 Hannali, deceased. 

4 Elizabeth, deceased. 

5 Sewall, b. 20 May 1835; m. 15 Nov. 1857, Frances A. Mitchell; lives 
in Machiasport. Children: 

1 Benjamin L., b. 15 Nov. 1858. 

2 Annie M., b. 7 July 1860; m. 31 July 1880, George Wood. 

3 Adavilla A., b. 28 May 1863; m. 30 Aug. 1880, Geo. W. Cobbins. 



318 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

4 PhebeE., b. 5 Jan. 1865. 

5 Arthur W., b. 7 March 1868. 

6 George Herbert, b. 30 March 1875. 

Charles, born 1838. 

10-1-2-7-5 

William Libby, born in Machiasport, Me., May 1802; mar- 
ried Betsey Smith, sister of his brother's wife. He died in 
Whitneyville, 12 July 1845, and his widow married William Lar- 
rabee of Machiasport. 

Children : 

1 William, b. 18 Nov. 1822; m. 11 Nov. 1847, Philinda A., dau. of 

Wm. and Nancy (Lyons) Ramsdell of Lubec. He is a farmer and 
lumberman in Whitneyville. In the late Avar he served three 
years in Co. C, 12tli Me. Vol. He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church. Children : 

1 Cora, b 29 Aug. 1848; m. 10 Sept. 1870, Chas. E. Lincoln. 

2 Julia, b. 4 July 1850; unm. 

3 Frank, b. 5 May 1855; unm. He removed to Washington Ter. 

in 1876, and has since been a lumberman. 

4 Hamlin, b. 12 March 1857; died 4 July 1858. 

5 Lettie May, b. 26 Feb. 1861. 

2 Eoxanna, b. 8 June 1824; m. 1 April 1841, Harrison T. Albee of 

Whitneyville ; died 17 Dec. 1852. 

3 Nathan, b. 3 Aug. 1826; died in 1850; unm. 

4 George iStillman, b. 23 May 1833; died 1850. 

5 Horatio Nelson, b. 28 April 1836; died 1843. 

6 Philinda, b. 1845; m. 18 May 1869, Alden Smith. 



10-1-5-5-3 

Ebenezer Libby, born in Machias, now Machiasport, 27 May 
1787 ; married Paemela Andrews, danghter of John and Mary 
Ann (Cheever) Andrews. 

He settled on a farm near by his father's. He was a lieutenant 
in the revenue cutter at the time of his death, which took place 
suddenly, 7 Aug. 1831. His widow died 4 Sept. 1867. 

♦ Children : 

1 Mary Ann C, b. 25 Aug. 1812;" m. James Foster. 

2 Charles E., b. )5 Oct. 1814; m. Mary (Nason) Libby, widow of Mar- 

iner P. Libby, 10-1-5-5-4-1. 

3 Henry A., b. 8 .Jan. 1817; m. Hannah Foster. 

4 Jane M., b. 25 Dec. 1818; d. 1 Jan. 1852; unm. 

5 Parmelia A., b. 16 June 1821; m. Albert C. Nash. 

6 Clarissa F., b. 13 Nov. 1823; m. John C. Ames. 

7 Eben F., b. 28 Nov. 1826; m. 12 Oct. 1852, Rebecca A., daughter of 

Nelson and Sarah A. Wood of East Machias. He was a carpen- 
ter by trade; lived in Lowell, Mass., from 1856 to 1864; in Beacon 
Falls, Conn., until 1873; then removed to Westfield, Conn., where 
he died, 27 Aug. 1876, and his family still resides. He served one 
year in the 33d Mass. Vol. Children: 

1 Ella A., b. 15 May 1854; d. 7 May 1870. 

2 Laura J., b. 11 Mar. 1857; m. 24 April 1878, Charles B. Canada. 

3 Charles E., b. 1 April 1859. 

4 Alice G., b. 29 Aug. 1865. 

5 Clara S.> b. 22 Dec. 1869. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 319 

Alonzo Bradford, b. 29 Sept. 1829; m. 2 Oct. 1852, Ann Judson, 
dan. of Eev. Charles and Elizabeth (Foster) Emerson. He was 
a school-teacher until his marriage ; since then a farmer in Machi- 
asport. Children : 

1 Lizzie A., b. 24 March 1854. 

2 Addie M., b. 3 Nov. 1856. 

3 Nellie M., b. 23 Feb. 1859. 

4 Annie B., b. 13 May 1861. 

5 Mason A., b. 10 March 1869. 

6 Charles E., b. 16 July 1873. 



10-1-5-5-4 

Dea. Mariner Libby, born in Machiasport, Me., 3 Aug. 1789 ; 
married Susannah Burnham, daughter of Job and Mary (Obrian) 
Burnhani of Machias. 

He was a farmer and had his father's homestead. He was 
many years a deacon of the Baptist Church. His wife died 10 
Dec 1820. He lived single forty years after her death, and died 
15 Sept. 1860. 

Children : 

1 Mariner F., ) twins, b. 1 m. Mary Nason. 

2 Susan B., ) 3 Dec. 1820; \ m. 16 June 1844, Hiram R. Nason. 



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Deacon Phineas Libby, born in Machiasport, Me., 18 Dec. 
1795; married, 19 July 182.3, Nancy Grover, daughter of Eben- 
ezer and Esther (Forster) Grover of Cutler. 

He was a farmer and lumber-surveyor. Soon after his mar- 
riage, he settled in the " Holmes Bay district " in Cutler, and 
about 1852 moved thence to Cutler Harbor, where he was post- 
master two terms, 1857 to 1865. He served one or more terms 
in the Maine legislature, and was for many years a deacon of the 
Baptist Church. He died 26 July 1867. His wife had died twen- 
ty-two years previous, 15 Sept. 1845. 

Children, born in Machiasport : 

1 Orinda, b. 4 April 1825; was her father's housekeeper until his 

death; now lives in Washington, D. C. 

2 A. Judson, b. 26 June 1826; d 32 Sept. 1845, in Cutler. 

3 Phineas B., b. 25 Dec. 1827; died in the spring of 1870, in Califor- 

nia. 

Born in Cutler : 

4 David J., b. 18 April 1830; died in California. 

5 Benjamin B., b. 5 April 1832; d. 5 Dec. 1853, in Elizabeth town, Cal. 

6 Eben G., b. 16 Jan. 1834; died at sea, 26 Aug. 1856. 

7 Boardman, b. 13 April 1836; d. 20 July 1860, in Cutler. 

8 Winfield S., b. 8' June 1839; was lost at sea, March 1855. 

9 Agenoria H., b. 22 Nov. 1842; m. 17 Sept. 1864, Bernard T. Hanley, 

Esq. ; now living in Washington, D. C. She was the only one of 
the family that is known to have married. 



320 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-1-5-6-2 

ExocH LiBBY, born in Macliias, Me., 15 Sept. 1788 ; married 
Rebecca Larrabee, daughter of Rebecca (Libby) Larrabee, 
10-1-2-3-2. He lived and died in Machiasport. 

Children : 

1 Olive A., married Abraham Holmes. 

2 William, married Huntley. No children. 



10-1-5-7-4 

Capt. Daniel Libby, born in what is now Machiasport, Me., 
27 July 1807; married, 23 Sept. 1842, Lucy S. Huntley, daugh- 
ter of Isaac S. and Sarah (Munson) Huntley of Wesley. He died 
in Machiasport, 24 Dec. 1858, and his widow still lives there. 

Children : 

1 Hannah A., b. 14 March 1844; m. 1 April 1865, James E. Gough. 

2 John Leander, b. 8 Dec. 1845; m. 25 Dec. 1878, Mary E., dau. of Is- 

sacliar and Henrietta (McLellau) Lancaster of Trescott. He is a 
sea-captain. Child : 
1 Hollis Willard, b. 18 Feb. 1880. 

3 Lucy E., b. lU Dec. 1848; m. 2 Oct. 1878, James A. Lancaster. 

4 Sarah E., b. 9 Sept. 1851 ; m. 28 Aug. 1878, Wm. H. Wier. 

5 Emma V., b. 14 Sept. 1853; m. 6 Sept. 1>72, Christopher Bancroft. 

6 Cora H., b. 19 May 1857; died 3 Nov. 1869. 



10-1-6-4-2 

Shirley Libby, born in Scarborough, 2 April 1794; married, 
1 June 1824, Mary Libby, 5-2-3-1-3. He lived on his father's 
homestead, a farmer, and died there 8 Feb. 1871. His wife died 
16 May 1851. 

Children : 

1 Louisa, b. 8 Oct. 1826; ra. Milton Libby, 10-5-2-1-1-6. 

2 Charles Whitman, b. 9 Feb. 18::!9; m. 17 Nov. 1871, Amanda Simp- 

son, dau. of Moses and Miranda (Carter) Waterhouse; Moses 
Waterhouse being son of Richard, son of Nathaniel Waterhouse, 
10-2-2-12. He is a farmer, and liv^s w^ith his father-in-law on 
Scottow's Hill, Scarborough. He has been selectman. No 
children. 

3 Eobert, b. 31 July 1833; m. 16 Oct. 1862, Sarah Harmon Fogg, 

9-0-6-4-4-2. He lives on the homestead, a farmer. Children : 

1 Allen Edgar, b. 15 July 1864. 

2 William Shirley, b. 1 June 1867. 

4 Horatio, b. 7 Jan. 1836; lives on the homestead; unm. 



10-1-6-5-3 

Joseph Libby, born in Standish, Me., 31 July 1788 ; married, 
1811, Lucy H. Grant, daughter of Benjamin and Susan (Perkins) 
Grant of Saco, Me., from Ipswich, Mass. 

He grew up in Freedom and cleared a farm in the northeast 
corner of that town. After 13 years he gave his cleared farm to 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 321 

his brothei* Isaac for wild land in Albion, and lived there 21 years. 
He then went with his son Robert to Exeter, and there they to- 
gether cleared a third farm. He died in Albion, Feb. 1864. His 
widow died 10 April 1877, in Garland. 

Children : 

1 Harriet, b. 12 June 1812; m. Jan. 1837, Joel Work. 

2 Kobert, b. 1 Feb. 1814; m. 1st, 15 Nov. 1836, Betsey, dau. of his 

aunt, Hannah (Libby) Work of Albion; (died 21 Aug. 1844, in 
Albion); 2d, 25 March 1845, Julia Ann, dau. of John and Lucy 
(Work) Rogers of Troy; (diecl^lS Jan. 1855, in Exeter) ; 3d, 10 Oct. 
1856, Catherine H., dau. of James and Content (Morrill) Pilsbury 
of Garland; (died 3 May 1873, in Exeter). He is a farmer, and 
has lived in many places, but since 1876 for the most part with 
his daughter Elizabeth, in Etna. Children, by first wife : 

1 Abel W., b. 14 March 1838, in x\lbion; m. April 1875, in Exeter, 

Mary Goudy; died 23 July 1878, in Lead City, Colorado. He 
was a farmer until going west. 

2 Hillman R., b. 16 Oct. 1839; died 3 Jan. 1847. 

3 Almeda, b. 18 May 1842; died Oct. 1863. 

4 Elizabeth, b. 31 July 1844; m. Oct. 1866, Alvin A. Soule. 

By second wife, born in Exeter: 

5 Esther Jane, b. 24 June 1846; died 14 July 1846. 

6 Louisa M., b. 3 Sept. 1847; m. Oct. 1873, Samuel Ban ton. 

7 Lucy G., b. 14 March 1849; d. 30 April 1856. 

8 John R., b. 15 March 1853; unm. 

By third wife : 

9 Hattie, b. 1 June 1857, in Garland; died May, 1868. 

10 Herbert J., b. 25 Oct. 1859, in Exeter; d. 1 April 1877. 

11 Elmer G., b. 14 Feb. 1863. 

12 Mabel Julia, b. 31 July 1865, in Carmel. 

13 Willebe H., b. 3 Dec. 1867. 

14 Charles A., b. 28 Sept. 1870, in Exeter. 

3 Sally, b. 16 Dec. 1815; d. 22 Aug. 1870, in Carmel; unm. 

4 Mary, b. 29 May 1818; m. Jeremiah Rowe of St. Albans. 

5 Joseph, b. 7 ISTov. 1820; m. Angeline Casey of Farmington. He re- 

moved to Minnesota about 1854, and is supposed to be still living 
there. Children : 
1 son. 



2 daughter. f^°*^™''^"'^^^- 
Artemas, b. 8 Jan. 1823 ; m. Louisa H. Snow. 

7 Louisa S., b. 11 Nov. 1825; m. 11 June 1843, B. G. Murch. 

8 Elmyra, b. 24 Jan. 1828; m. 24 Jan. 1856, James Pilsbury. 

9 Maria, b. July 1830; m. Rufus Downs. 

10-1-6-5-4 

David Libbt, born in Standish, Me., about 1789; married, 
first, Mary Fowler, of Unity; second, Abigail Libbt, 10-5-4-7-5. 

pj Children, by first wife : 

' 1 Betsey, b. 8 March 1812; m. Samuel D. Libby, 10-5-4-7-4. 

2 Ann, b. 1814; m. William Davis. 

By second wife, among others : 

3 , married William Paddock of Fairfield. 

4 Charles, lives in Bradford. 

5 , married Alden B. Strout. 

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322 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-1-6-5-5 

Robert Libby, born in Standish, Me., 6 Sept. 1790 ; married, 
8 Oct. 1815, Anna Clark Hasty. [See page 55.] 

He served his time Avitli one of his mother's brothers in Scar- 
borough. After his marriage he lived a while in Buxton ; he 
later removed to Freedom, and died in China, 13 Jan. 1876. His 
wife died in Freedom, 14 Nov. 1856. 

Children, all born in Buxton : 

1 Margaret, b. 9 Aug. 1816; m. 9 Nov. 1837, William CoUey; died 22 

Jau. 1874. Childreu: 

1 Ann Hasty (Colley), b. 31 Aug. 1838, in Albion; d. 2 Oct. 1846. 

2 Julia Ernestine (Colley), b. 14 April 1845; m. Darius Forbes 

Gilman. 

3 Josephine Mary (Colley), b. 23 Aug. 1850; m. George Jackson. 

4 William Everett (Colley), b. 2 Feb. 1855. 

2 Sarah, b. 30 May 1818; m. 1st, 15 Oct. 1867, Elijah Winslow; (died 

31 March 1875) ; 2d, 17 Oct. 1877, Thomas Blackwell Lincoln, 

3 Cyrus, b. 29 Sept. 1823; m. Dec. 1847, Frances Ellen, dau. of Henry 

and Sarah (Strout) Dyer, of Portland. He was out in the late 
war, and died on his return home, at the house of Cyrus Libby, 
10-1-8-1-2-2, in Gorham, 14 Nov. 1864. His widow married Eich- 
ard Sanborn of Gorham, and removed to Aroostook County. 
Children : 

1 Charles Augustus, b. 2 June 1852, in Freedom; died 10 Sept. 

1853, in Portland. 

2 Anna Clark, b. 22 Sept. 1855, in Portland ; m. Hillman. 

10-1-6-5-8 

Isaac Libby, born in Standish, Me., 21 April 1797 ; married, 
10 Oct. 18*26, Hannah Abbott, daughter of Reuben and Mer- 
cia (Marr) Abbott. He was a farmer in Freedom, where he died, 
10 March 1832. His widow died 7 November 1872. 

Children : 

1 Eebecca, b. 29 Aug. 1828 ; m. 25 Dec. 1850, Alfred Warren. Chil- 

dren : 

1 Peace Eleanor (Warren), b. 19 Feb. 1852; m. 14 Feb. 1875, Geo. 

W. Bridges. 

2 Moses Alfred (Warren), b. 5 Sept. 1857; unm. j 

2 Moses W., b. 16 Jan. 1830; d. 11 July 1856; unm. J 

10-1-6-7-2 ! 

Samuel Libby, boi-n in Scarborough, 3 Sept. 1791 ; married 
Sarah S. Ellenwood, daughter of John and Zeruiah (Abbott) 
Ellenwood of Bethel. He was of a roving disposition, and lived 
in many places, working at milling, carpentering, and farming. 
He died in Bethel, 30 April 1837, and his widow in Portland, 15 
March 1858. 

Children : 

1 Veranus, born in Milan, N. H. ; m. Ann Smith of Newry ; lives in 
Chelsea, Mass. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



323 



4 Jane, born in Gilead; m. Thomas A. Miller. 

6 Joaima, I twins jdiedin infancy. 

7 . born in Bethel ; died aged a few hours. 

8 Lucy Thais, m. Cyrus Brock of Lyman. 

9 John Ellenwood McKenney, b. 2 Sept. 1830, in Buxton; m. 6 Nov. 

1854, Sarah Ann, dau. of Samuel and Dorcas (Burnell) Small of 
Portland. He learned the carpenter's trade, and has lived for the 
most part in Saco, working at his trade except a short time spent 
on a farm in Lyman. Children: 

1 George Thomas, b. 8 June 1856, in Portland; m. 28 Nov. 1878, 

Amanda E,., clan, of James and Rebecca Brown of Hollis. 
He is in a shoe shop in Rochester, N. H. No children. 

2 John Atwood, b. 28 Feb. 1858, in Scarborough. 

3 Frederick Clifford, b. 11 Feb. 1860, in Saco; d. 24 July 1861. 

4 Medora Seavey, b. 4 May 1862. 

5 Veranus Alonzo, b. 16 Nov. 1864. 

6 Maria Teressa. b. 27 March 1867. 

7 Edward Adolphus, b. 22 Dec. 1869; d. 2 Sept. 1873. 

8 Emma Louise, b. 12 July 1874. 

9 Sadie Edna, b. 10 July 1877, in Lyman. 



10-1-6-7-3 

Aaron Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 7 Oct. 1796; married, 4 April 
1824, Emily Woodsum, daughter of Abner and Betsey (Berry) 
Woodsum of Saco. He was a farmer and milhnan. Until his 
marriage he worked at home. He tlien lived a short time in 
Hollis, then in Clinton until 1842, and then settled in Detroit, 
Avhere he died 25 Sept. 1866. His wife died 3 Aug. 1867. 

Children : 

1 Orin, b. 11 Jan. 1825, in Hollis; m. 1st, 6 Oct. 1850, Abby G., dau. 

of Zebulon and Sally (Durgin) Blake of Detroit; (died 22 Nov, 
1851); 2d, 7 April 1853, Margaret, dau. of Ebenezer and Margaret 
(Lord) Clement, of Detroit. He is a farmer and lumberman in 
Detroit. He has served in all the higher town offices. Children, 
by first wife : 

1 Charles H., b. 10 July 1851; m. 15 Oct. 1880, Hattle Hobart, in 

East Pepperell, Mass., where he is a carpenter. 

By second wife : 

2 Aaron C, b. 20 Jan. 1855; unm. 

3 Orin E., b. 20 Nov. 1859; unm. 

4 George H., b. 2 Oct. 1861. 

5 Florence A., b. 7 Oct. 1863. 

2 Dyer Woodsum, b. 27 Jan. 1827, in Clinton; m. 1st, 27 April 1851, 

Salome J., dau. of Winthrop and Caroline (Gilman) Gibson of 
Benton; (died 30 Aug. 1862, in Benton); 2d, 4 July 1863, Mary E., 
dau. of David and Caroline (Wyman) Simonds of Pittsfield. He 
was a carpenter until 1868, when he settled on his present farm 
in Pittsfield. Children, all by second wife : 

1 Waldo Emerson, b. 5 Sept. 1864; d. 16 April 1865. 

2 Carrie Emily, b. 25 March 1867. 

3 Henry Woodsum, b. 30 Nov. 1869; d. 29 Aug. 1874. 

4 Leon Leslie, b. 10 Nov. 1872. 

3 Simon, b. 6 Jan. 1829; d. 7 May 1830. 

4 David Freeman, b. 3 .June 1831; m. 16 Nov. 1857, Nancy Marie, dau. 

of Thomas and Mary A. (Ross) Bowman of Detroit. H& is a 
farmer and lumberman in Detroit. Children: 



324 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Alice Emma, b. 23 Nov. 1858; is a teacher. 

2 Mae, b. 12 Nov. 1860; died 2(3 May 1881. She was a teacher of 

much promise. 

3 L. Linette, b. 26 Jan. 1863. 

4 Everett Ethelbert, b. 6 Oct. 1867. 

5 Grace Evangeline, b. 4 Aug. 1869. 

5 Lizzie A., b. 3 Nov. 1833; m. lU Aug. 1856, Hiram W. Blake. 

6 George E., b. 20 Feb. 1836; m. 1st, 16 Sept. 1861. Kosilla M., dau, 

of Elias Humphrev of Pittsfield ; (died 11 Feb. 1862) ; 2d, 24 March 
18(33, May M., dau. of E. B. and Orilla (Ileald) Mills of Palmyra. 
He was a carpenter and lumberman until his second marriage, 
when he went to California. In 1860 he returned to Detroit, and 
became a farmer. He served three years as selectman there. 
In 1879 he became agent for F. Shaw & Bros, of Boston, and took 
charge of two of their tanneries, one in Saint Eegis Falls, and 
one in Colton, N. Y., in which latter place he resides. Children, 
by second wife : 

1 George W., b. 3 Feb. 1869. 

2 Eosa M., b. 23 March 1870. 

7 Emily J., b. 14 Aug. 1838; m. June 1867, Lindley M. Densmore. 



10-1-6-7-5 

Geoege Libby, born in Saco, Me., 22 May 1800 ; married, 5 
Feb. 1826, Fanxy Peescott, daughter of Stephen and Elizal^eth 
(Hewes) Prescott of Buxton. 

He settled at what is now called Lihby's Corner, in Deering, 
near Portland, and was wadely known as a trader and tavern-keep- 
er. He also engaged largely in the coopering business. He died 
22 Dec. 1878, and'^liis wife 19 April 1879. 

Only child : 

1 Priscilla, b. 15 Nov. 1826; died 21 June 1848; unm. 
He adopted an infant found in the woods near his house, which took 
the name : 

a George (Libby), b. about 8 April 1849; d. 13 June 1852. 
He then adopted an infant, son of Margaret McCoy of Halifax, who 
was called : 

b George (Libby), b. 23 Oct. 1852; m. Eosanna H., dau. of Wm. and 
Fanny (Hodgdon) McNelly of Clinton. (Fanny Hodgdon was a 
daughter of Lydia (Libby) Hodgdon, 10-l-(3-7-8). He inherited 
his father's i^roperty, and still lives at Libby's Corner. Chil-^ 
dren : 

1 Priscilla Gracie, b. 13 July 1876. 

2 May Kidder, b. 16 Dec. 1878. 



10-1-6-7-7 

Epheaim Libby, born in Saco, Me., 2 March 1804; married 2C 
Oct. 1 828, Maey Palmee, daughter of Joses and Mary ( Atkin^ 
son) Palmer of Hollis. 

He w^orked in the mills at Barr Mills until 1837, and then, afte^ 
living a year in "Westbrook, now Deering, removed to a farm ii 
Clinton, wdiere he lived until his death, 25 April 1867. Th^ 
mother of his children died 12 Feb. 1861, and he married seconc' 
12 Jan. 1862, in Canaan, Electra Pettigrew. 




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THK SIXTH GENERATION. 325 

Children : 

1 Susan, b. 16 Sept. 1830, in HoUis; m. 10 Sept. 1851, Henry Mc- 

Nelly. 

2 Statira, born 18 Nov. 1832; m. 15 Nov. 1853, in Clinton, Lauriston 

Foss; died 6 Feb. 1860. 

3 Morris, b. 6 Nov. 1836; d. 8 Aug. 1841. 

4 Horace, ) twins, born 7 Feb. I d. 18 Jan. 1844. 

5 Morris, \ 1843, in Benton; ( d. 12 Sept. 1843. 

6 Ella A., b. 25 Jan. 1846; died 1 March 1847. 

7 Ellis P., b. 7 Sept. 1848; m. 20 Dec. 1869, Nellie V., dau. of Eufus 

and Phebe (McNelly) Joy of Clinton. He is a teamster. He lias 
lived in Wisconsin and Massachusetts, and since 1870 has lived 
in Clinton, Me. Child: 
1 Nina Mildred, b. 13 Aug. 1880. 



10-1-6-7-9 

Abraham Libby, born in Saco, Me., 2 March 1808; married, 
Hannah E. Hancock, daughter of John Lane and Hannah 
(Prescott ) Hancock of Buxton. 

Upon his marriage he settled on a ten-acre lot near Portland, 
at what is now called Libby's Corner, and lived there until his 
death. The house was a very large one, and for some time he 
made a practice of pu^tting up countrymen and their teams. He 
soon engaged in coopering, and later added the business of black- 
smith and carriage maker. In addition to these he kept a general 
store. These buildings formed a line all along the road, and in 
1844, fire catching in the cooper shop, all were burned. He re- 
built all but the cooperage, and continued in business as black- 
smith and carriage maker until his death, 21 May 1855. 

Children, all born in Westbrook, now Deering : 

1 Arthur Albion, b. 3 Oct. 1831; m. 7 Jan. 1858, Louisa J., dau. of 
Amos and Mary Fowler (Bradeen) Andrew^s of Westbrook. At 
the age of 18 he took charge of his father's grocery store, and a 
year later became bookkeeper for his uncle John L. Hancock, 
who was then in the beef packing business in what is now Deer- 
ing. Upon his uncle's removal to the West, he continued the 
business for himself, but was not successful, and, following his 
uncle to Chicago, was for many years foreman for Cragin & Co., 
of which firm his uncle had become a member. After seven 
years, he himself, with a small capital, engaged in packing 
tongues. Later, A. McNeill and his own brother became his 
partners, and the business was extended. They used the firm 
name of A. A. Libby & Co. until 1874, when it was changed for 
the present one of Libby, McNeill & Libby. Adopting strict 
principles of fair dealing, the firm met with great success. In 
1875 they added to their immense business in barreling beef, 
that of canning cooked corned beef, and in the latter form their 
production has won such a name that their exports of canned 
goods equal or exceed those of all other packers in this country. 
They now employ from 800 to 1400 men, and slaughter daily from 
800 to 1200 head of cattle. Children : 

1 Annie Louisa, b. 16 Oct. 1858, in Westbrook; m. 7 Sept. 1880, 

Wm. F. Burrows of Chicago. 

2 Mabel Valeria, b. 15 March 1860. 

3 Carrie Amanda Malvinda, b. 16 Feb. 1862, in Chicago. 

4 Arthur Albion, b. 6 Oct. 1864. 



326 THE LIBBY FAMILY EST A3IEIIICA. 

5 Emma A., b. 24 May 1867. 

6 Ethel E., b. 19 May 1870; died 1 April 1872. 

7 Perl G., b. 7 Aug. 1875. 

2 Malvina Valeria, b. 19 Nov. 183.5; d. 19 Sept. 1837. 

3 Charles Perly, b. 19 Oct. 1838; m. 26 May 1864, Jennie S., dan. of 

Elislia and Margaret Maria (Rich) Taylor of Westbrook. Until 
his marriage he was in the employ of his brother in Maine. 
After his marriage he was in the employ of Cragin & Co., beef 
packers, in Chicago, u.ntil he was admitted into partnership with 
his brother. No children. 

10-1-8-1-2 

BEXjAMii<r March Libby, born in Scarborough, now Gorham, 
14 May 1784; married Elizabeth Babb, daughter of Thomas 

and Sarah (Moses) Babb, 

When he was married he built and settled on the northern part 
of his father's homestead, but soon after bought his brother Sam- 
uel's house, and there lived until his death, 26 June 1836. His 
widow married second, Nathaniel Meserve of Freedom, N. H., 
and died 6 Jan. 1861. 

Children of B. M. Libby : 

1 Eunice, b. 13 Dec. 1809; m. 10 Feb. 1831, Shirley Harmon. 

2 Silas, b. 31 Dec. 1811; m. 1st, Olive Moulton; 2d, Sarah Dyer. 

3 Amos, b. 17 May 1814; d. 4 Sept. 1815. 

4 Moses, b. 6 Sept. 1817; d. 18 Sept. 1821. 

5 Arthur, b. 6 Dec. 1819; m. 1st, Miriam A. Mason; 2d, Elizabeth A. 

Dresser. 

6 Ruf us, b. 26 July 1823 ; m. Almira S. Emery. 

10-1-8-1-4 

Samuel Hubbard Libby, born in Scarborough, now Gorham, 
29 Sept. 1789; married, 30 Oct. 1814, Charlotte Tibbetts, 
daughter of Stephen and Mehitable (Tibbetts) Tibbetts of Stan- 
dish. 

While his father was still living he bought a house from Moses 
Harmon, and moved it onto his father's farm, where it now stands. 
He lived there but a short time, and then moved to Effingham, 
(now Freedom), N. H. He afterward lived in Scarborough, Hi- 
ram, and Brownfield, Me., and in about 1834 settled in Denmark, 
Me., where he died 20 June 1864. His widow married Charles 
Kimball of Bridgton, and now lives with her daughters in Buxton. 

Children : 

1 Ivory, b. 8 Oct. 1815, in Scarborough; d. 17 June 1855; unm. 

2 Benjamin, b. 4 Oct. 1817; m. Eliza Haddock. 

3 Mehitable, b. 25 Sept. 1819; m. 10 Aug. 1845, John Sands Rankins 

of Buxton. 

4 Mary Price, b. 10 May 1822; m. 1 Feb. 1842, Charles Low. 

5 Phebe Ann, b. 1 Sept. 1825; m. Daniel McKey. 

6 Elizabeth Brackett, b. 16 Feb. 1828 ; m. 4 July 1849, Francis C. 

Eankins. 

7 Josiah Jose, b. 1 June 1831 ; d. 22 June 1855; unm. 

8 Stephen Tibbetts, b. 24 Sept. 18.35. in Brownfield; m. Abby Stone; 

lives in Denmark, Me., and is thought to have several children. 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 327 

10-1-8-2-1 

Amos Libby, born in his grandfather's house at the " Heath," 
Saco, 29 Jan, 1781; married, 21 Jan, 1808, Mercy Black, 
daughter of Josiah and Mercy (Cookson) Black of Liniington. 

He lived on part of his father's farm, and helped tend the None- 
such mill until after his wife's death, which occurred 20 April 
1813. He then enlisted in the American urmy for one year, and 
lost his life at Plattsburgh, Canada, 26 Oct, 1813. 

Children : 

1 Josiah Black, b. 11 Oct. 1808; m. Louisa M., dau. of Job and 

Jaue (Gilford) Bragdon of Hollis. He was brought up by 
his grandfather Libby. He worked at the carpenter's trade un- 
til 1844, and then settled upon wild land in Hollis, and cleared 
the farm on which he has since resided. Children: 

1 Olive Ann, b. 22 July 1830; m. 1st, 27 Jan. 1848, Ivory Bradbu- 

ry ; 2d. 18 Jan. 1873, John Henry Berry. 

2 Martha Jane, b. 21 Aug. 1833; m. 4 May 1852, Hiram Hooper. 

3 Clara Edgecomb, b. 24 May 1836 ; m. Hiram Hanson. 

4 George Washington Pike, b. 7 April 1838 ; d. 22 Oct. 1839. 

5 Sarah Pike, b. 17 -Ian. 1842; m. 10 Nov. 1862, Marshall Lowell. 

6 Althea Augusta, b. 19 Oct. 1852 ; m, 26 Nov. 1873, Leonard 

Palmer, 

2 Lydia Andrews, b. 23 Feb. 1811; m. 3 April 1848, Caleb Jellison of 

Hollis. She was brought up by her grandmother Black. 



10-1-8-2-3 

John Libby, born in Scarborough, now Saco, 20 Dec. 1784 ; 
married, 20 Oct, 1808, Anna Maxwell, (Her mother was by 
birth a Fernald), Anna Libby died 9 March 1838, 9 Dec. 1838, 
he married Hannah (Riggs) Burnal, widow of David Burnal, 
and daughter of William T. and Mary (Burnal) Riggs of Bridg- 
ton. 

In hi^ youth he studied navigation and surveying, with the in- 
tention of becoming a mariner. He did not, however, but set- 
tled on part of his father's farm, and in 1813 moved thence to 
Newry, Me, He was a skilled land surveyor, and laid out this 
town, and many others. In 1836 he left Newry, and after a short 
residence each, in the towns of Bridgton and Saco, mam-ied again, 
and settled at Gorham Corner, where he died, 23 AiDril 1864, and 
his widow still lives. He was many years a justice of the peace, 
and known as Esquire Libby. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 William, b. 19 Jan., died 21 April, 1809. 

2 Joseph Maxwell, b. 17 June 1810; m. Eunice Riggs. 

3 John Freeland, b. 29 Aug. 1812; m. Mary Beckford. 

4 Amos Andrews, b. 8 Dec. 1817; m. Eunice B. Burnal, 

5 Mary Ann, b. 23 July 1820; m. Russell Graves, 

By second wife : 

6 William H, H,, b. 16 Sept. 1840; d. 29 Dec, 1849. 



328 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-1-8-2-7 

Timothy Libby, born in Scaiboiough, now Saco, 9 Oct. 1793 ; 
married, 21 June 1826, Mehitaele Eichakds, daughter of Jonar 
than and Mehitable (Carter) Richards of Saco. 

He carried on the Ijoniestead farm while his brother David 
learned the blacksmith's trade. After David returned and set up 
his shop, he took up the business, and continued it until old age. 
He has always lived on the homestead farm, except two years in 
Newry. His wife died 15 Jan. 1817. 

Their only child was : 

1 Robert Carl, b. 23 June 1828; m. 9 Feb. 1861, Ehoda, dau. of John 
and Hannah (Buzzell) Welch of Canaan. He spent bis life with 
his father, and died S March 1864. His widow married, 8 May 
1868, Robert Brown of Lines, N. Y., and still lives with her fa- 
ther-in-law. Robert C. Libby's only child was: 
1 Clarissa Ann, b. 12 March 1862; d. 30 Aug. 1880. 



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David Libby, born in Scarborough, now Saco, 15 Sept. 1798 ; 
married, 7 Sept. 1823, Olive Watson, daughter of Jonathan and 
Polly (Deering) Watson of Saco. 

He learned the blacksmith trade with Benjamin Chandler, and 
after working one year in Saco, built a shop on his father's farm, 
where, with his brother Timothy, he carried on business until 
1876, when old age stopped him. Nearly his whole life has been 
spent on the farm on which he was born. His wife died 5 June 
1870. 

Children : 

1 Mary, b. 7 Jan. 1824; d. 27 Feb. 1826. 

2 Sophia Fernald, b. 27 Jan. 1826; m. Charles Stewart. 

3 Amos, b. 22 March 1828; m. Mary E. Boulter. 

4 John Edgecomb, b. 28 April 1830; m. 26 Sept. 1880, Viola^( Carter) 

Gi-afEam, widow of Geo. Graffam, and dau. of Dennis J.* and Lu- 
cretia K. (Warren) Carter. He has always lived at home, a farmer. 

5 David Watson, b. 28 Aug. 1832; m. 6 Nov. 1853, Lydia, dau. of, 

Daniel and Harriet (Townsend) Townsend of Hollis. He is a. 
blacksmith, doing business in West Buxton, but residing in Hol- 
lis. Children : 

1 Hattie Rosiha, b. 5 Feb. 1856. 

2 George, b. 30 Sept. 1860. 

6 Eunice Buzzell, b. 14 Jan. 1835 ; d. 22 Nov. 1856 ; unm. ■ 

7 Mehitable, b. 14 July 1837; d. 7 Aug. 1838. 1 

8 Evens Carl, b. 29 Aug. 1839; m. 1st, 20 Sept. 1862, Anna N., dau. of 

Nicholas and Olive (Boston) Stiles of Acton; (died 3 June 
1874) ; 2d, 4 July 1875, Esther A., dau. of Humphrey and Mary E. 
(Cobb) Edwards of Poland. He learned from his father his 
trade, and was a blacksmith, first as journeyman, and then in 
business, until 1871, when his health failed. He then removed to 
Springvale, and learned the shoe-cutter's trade with Butler & 
Stiles, and continued with them five years, the latter three hav- 
ing charge of the cutting-room. Since 1876 he has been in busi- 
ness as blacksmith, at Springvale. Children, by first wife: 

1 Roland Wilson, b. 19 March 1867. 

2 Edith Sophia, b. 1 Feb. 1869. 



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By second wife : 

3 Arthur Amos, b. 6 June, d. 22 Aug., 1877. 
9 George Washington, b. 17 March 1.S42; d. 12 June 1843. 
10 Betsey Oliver, b. 14 Aug. 1846 ; m. 15 Nov. 1873, John Cobb Burn- 
ham of Kittery. 

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Philip Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 11 Nov. 1785; married, 11 
Nov- 1810, Christiana Howe of Greene. 

When a young man he removed to Leeds, where he married 
and lived until 1822, when he moved to Greene. In 1827 he went 
to Burnham, bought land, and built a log-house — the first house 
that ever stood where Burnham Village now is. After six years 
he sold out and bought a farm on Clinton Gore, two miles dis- 
tant. There he resided until 1862, when he removed to Canaan 
with his son Philip, and there died, 23 Aug. 1868. He was many 
years a Methodist class-leader, and selectman of " the Gore." His 
widow died 14 July 1874, in Canaan. 

Children, born in Leeds : 

1 Sally, b. 4 March 1811; m. James Ryan. 

2 Olive, b. 5 Aug. 1813; m. Joseph Crawford. 

3 Philip, b. 10 Feb. 1816; m. April, 1845, Miriam, dau. of Alexander 

and Sally (Soule) Potter of Clinton. She died 27 Feb. 1850. He 
was a farmer, and lived with his father on Clinton Gore, until 
1862, when they removed to Canaan. He now lives in Fairfield, 
with his only child : 

1 Christiana, b. 2 April 1846; m. 5 Nov. 1877, Philander B. Bes- 
sey. 

4 Hartley B., b. 9 Jan. 1822; m. 25 Sept. 1842, Mary J., dau. of Capt. 

Green and Hannah (True) Bagley. He settled on a farm adjoin- 
ing his father's in Clinton Gore, and lived there until he bought 
the old homestead, on which he now resides. Children: 

1 Stephen J., b. 23 April 1844; d. 9 May 1862. 

2 Louville A., b. 18 Feb. 18.50; is unmarried. 

3 Hannah M., b. 29 Aug. 1852; d. 22 April 1862. 



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Ebenezer Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 6 Sept. 1787 ; married 

Sarah Foster, daughter of Stephen and (Streeter) Foster 

of Winthrop. He removed to Leeds about the time of his mar- 
riage, and lived there, a farmer, until his death, 7 Sept. 1859. 
His widow died 12 Feb. 1876. 

Children : 

1 Jane, b. Jan. 1810; m. Geo. R. Stanchfield; died Oct. 1878. 

2 Ebenezer Haines, b. 31 Jan. 1812 ; m. 21 Dec. 1848, Charlotte Caro- 

line, dau. of Aaron and Charlotte (Estey) Hartt of Kingsclear, N. 
B. He was a lumberman on the St. Croix about fifteen years, 
and then, upon his marriage, settled on a farm in Kingsclear. 
He soon after went back to Leeds, and lived on a farm there un- 
til 1857. From that year he lived on another farm in Kingsclear, 
on which he died 25 Dec. 1872. His widow sold the farm and 
went to Fiedericton. Children : 



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THE LIBBT FAMILY IN ATVIERICA. 



1 Emily Jane, b. 13 Sept. 1849, in Kingsclear; died 8 Dec. 1869. 

2 Sarah Albitenah, b. 20 July 1851, in Leeds; num. 

3 Charlotte Ludoska, b. 13 Dec. 1852; d. 20 Dec. 1861. 

4 Aaron Haines, b. 3 March 1855; is a teacher. 

5 Charles Fremont, b. 3 Jan. 1857; is a farmer in Wisconsin. 

6 George Frederick, b. 28 Feb. 1860, in Kingsclear; is a book- 

binder in Augusta, Me. 

7 Olivia, b. 2 Feb. 1862. 

8 Stephen Ulysses, b. 1 July 1864. 

9 Henry Artemas, b. 15 Jan. 186(). 
10 Caroline Armitta, b. 1 Aug. 1868. 

3 Telotsen C, lives in Leeds. 

4 Stephen, b. 24 May 1815; m. 28 Sept. 1839, Mary Ann, dau. of Capt. 

Samuel and Mary (King) Stinchfield of Leeds, where he is a 
farmer. Children: 

1 Eben A., b. 23 Nov. 1840; died 23 May 1863; unm. He vras an 

olficer in the 14th Me. Vol. 

2 Helen Marr, b. 4 Aug. 1842; m. 15 July 1868, Rev. Aaron Hartt. 

3 Charles Frederic, b. 20 Dec. 1843; m. 30 June 1869, Clara H., 

dau. of Rev. Samuel Hartt of Nevr Brunsvpick. He is a farm- 
er in Milf ord, Mass. Children : 

1 Caroline S., b. 25 Nov. 1870, in Leeds. 

2 Nettie B., b. 20 April 1872. 

3 Alice M., b. 1 May 1874; d. 21 Aug. 1875. 

4 Addison S., b. 3 Aug. 1875, in Framingham, Mass. 

5 Fred E., b. 23 July 1877. 

6 Alton, b. 23 Dec. 1878, in Milf ord; d. 25 Dec. 1878. 

7 Mary E., b. 12 Oct. 1879. 

4 Henrietta B., b. 10 March 1846; m. 23. Dec. 1866, Salmon C. 

Brew^ster. 

5 Mary Jane, b. 19 May 1856; m. 25 Dec. 1879, George S. Buck. 

5 Aretas Thompson, b. 15 Aug. 1824 ; m. 15 March 1845, Martha Jane, 

dau. of Wm. and Patty (Ham) Webber of Wellington, Me. He 
was chiefly employed in cotton mills, and after his marriage 
lived seven years in Biddeford. 21 Feb. 1852, he started for Cal- 
ifornia, and has not since been heard from. His widow soon 
after moved to Sanford, where she now lives. Children: 

1 Josephine Adelaide, b. 7 April 1846; d. 9 Sept. 1847. 

2 Ellen Bruce, b. 26 July 1848; m. 6 July 1869, John W. Lang. 

3 Mary Augusta, b. 23 Feb. 1851; m. 9 June 1870, George W. 

Butler. 

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Solomon Libby, born in Saco, Me., 9 Aug. 1791 ; married, 5 
Nov. 1812, Dorcas Foss, daughter of Peter Foss of Scarborough. 
He removed to Leeds soon after his marriage, and settled on the 
farm now occupied by his son Uriah. He also engaged in coop- 
ering and shingle-weaving. His death took place 17 Aug. 1863. 
His wife died 20 Nov. 1856. 

Children : 

1 Eunice, b. 5 Nov. 1813, in Saco; m. .30 Nov. 18.34, Charles Berry ; 

died 6 Feb. 1867, in Turner. 

2 Pelatiah F., b. 9 May 1815; m. Betsey Carsur. 

3 Uriah, b. 28 April 1817; m. Betsey E. Hallowell. 

4 Mary, b. 1 Dec. 1818; m. 17 Sept. 1839, Jason Carsur; died 18 May 

1881, in Leeds. 

5 Asa, b. 22 Sept. 1820; m. Joan D. Fish. 

6 Betsey S., b. 21 Aug. 1824; m. 10 July 1845, Jere Day. 

7 Hannah J., b. 25 Oct. 1828; m. 11 May 1849, in Monmouth, Jason 

Fogg; died in that place 25 June 1853. 



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331 



Reuben Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 2 July 1793 ; married, 1816, 
Rebecca Keene, daugliter of John and Priscilla (Robinson) 
Keene of Turner. 

About 1814 he left Saco, with his bundle under his arm, and 
went afoot to Leeds. Two years later he married, and settled in 
Turner, on a farm, on which he always afterward lived, and died 
15 March 1872. His widow died 2 July 1876. 

Children, all born in Turner : 

1 Priscilla, b. 8 Sept. 1816; m. Axel Oldham. 

2 Lucius, b. 22 Nov. 1818; d. 18 Dec. 1839; unm. 

3 Eeuben, b. 12 Feb. 1S21; d. 28 July 1828. 

4 Josiali, b. 24 .Jan 1823 ; m. Frances Hussey. 

5 Lark, b. 16 March 182.5; m. 1st, Christiana J. Philoon; 2d, Harriet 

A. Bonney. 

6 Thomas K., b. 26 May 1828; m. 27 Jan. 18.53, Eveline B., dau. of 

Abraham and Delia (Norris) GrifEord. He has always lived on 
the homestead farm. Only child : 
1 Xallissa M., b. 23 Jan. 1856; m. 1874, Alonzo Edgecomb. 

7 Lee, b. 11 July 1831; m. 4 May 18.52, Sarah C, dau. of Benjamin 

and Lydia Richards of Livermore. He is a boot manufacturer in 
Milford, Mass. Children: 

1 Silas F., b. 19 Feb. 1853, in Livermore; m. 1st, 8 May 1873, 

Amelia C, dau. of John and Arvilla Dinsmore ; (died 17 June 
1873, in Putnam, Conn.); 2d, 13 May 1880, Lizzie A., dau. of 
Wm. B. and Mary M. Vezey of Lynn, Mass. He is a farmer 
in Milford. 

2 Julia C, b. 22 March 1855, in Abington, Mass. ; d. 13 July 1855. 

3 Sarah L., b. 7 Feb. 1857; m. 23 May 1878, James A. Tyler. 

4 Jessie L., b. 25 Oct. 1867, in Mendon, Mass. 

8 Phineas, b. 12 April 1834; m. 18 Sept. 1855, Flavilla, dau. of How- 

ard and Diana (Wing) Sylvester of Greene. From 1850 to 1860 he 
worked at shoemaking in Abington, Mass. He then moved to 
Virginia, but after six mouths returned to his native town, where 
he died 7 May 1861. His widow returned to Abington, and mar- 
ried again. His only child was : 
1 Elsie, b. 1860; lives in Brockton, Mass.; unm. 

9 Rebecca, b. 31 Jan. 1837; m. Lewis D. Harford. 
10 Xallissa M., b. 27 May 1839; d. 8 May 1841. 



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Asa Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 1 Dec. 1797 ; married Lucy 
House, daughter of Nathaniel P. and Zeriah (Cushman) House 
of Fayette, Me. He was for the most part a farmer. He moved 
about considerably, but lived some time at Manchester, N. H., 
where he died 17 June 1874. He was a member of the Freewill 
Bajjtist Church. His wife died in Biddeford 20 Aug. 1847. 



r 



Children: 

Zeriah, b. 24 Feb. 1824, in Chesterville, Me. ; m. 21 Sept. 1844, Isaac 
W. Gould; 2d, 6 April 1862, Cornelius R. VanAelstyn. 

Asenath C, b. 13 Aug. 1826; m. 19 Jan. 1854, Thomas T. Moore; 
died 17 Feb. 1875. 

Mary Jane, b. 20 Aug. 1828; m. Frank Hunt in Biddeford; died 1855. 



332 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA, 

4 Asa S., b. IG Aug. 1S32; m. 22 Feb. 1S.52, Eliza A., dau. of James 

and Anna (Dodge) Buckniinster of New Boston, N. H. He is a 
machinist, and has worked for the most part in Manchester, N. 
H., and in Lawrence, Mass., where he now lives. Children: 

1 Eliza Annette, b. 31 Aug. 1853, in Manchester; d. 23 Sept. 1857. 

2 James Frederick, b. 3 March 1858; unm. ; a photographer in 

Boston. 

3 Nettie Estelle, b. 23 Sept. 1860. 

5 Lucy M., b. 1832; died aged two years. 

6 Alvin n., b. 14 April 1834, in Jay, Me.; died in July, 1863, before 

Fort Wagner; unm. He served five years in the regular army, 
and went into the war as lieutenant in a N. H. volunteer regi- 
ment. At the time of his death he Was Asst. Adj. General under 
Oen. Strong. 

7 James A., b. 27 Dec. 1836; went to sea at 16, and has not been 

heard from since, but he has been reported to be living in South 
America. 

8 Lucy M., b. 20 Nov. 1838; m. 19 Dec. 1804, Willard P. Graves of 

Alexandria, Va. 

9 Isaac W., b. in 1845, in Biddeford; died at the age of five years. 



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JosiAH LiBBY, born 10 Aug. 1802, in Saco, Me. ; married, 27 
Nov. 1827, Mary (Haines) Jacobs, widow of Moses Jacobs, jr., 
and daughter of Samuel and Lydia (McKenney) Haines. 

He was successively a farmer, distiller, farmer, stone-mason, 
brick manufacturer, and finally, for many years in the last of his 
life, a stone-mason. He died in Biddeford, 1 Sept. 1868, in the 
house now occupied by his widow. 

Children, all born in Saco : 

1 James Curtis, b. 7 Oct. 1828 ; m. Sarah Chase of Lancaster, N. H. 

He went west in 1856. 

2 Henry Green, b. 1 Jan. 1830; m. 24 Dec. 1852, Laura Washington, 

dau. of Simeon and Sarah (Packard) Tryon of Pownal. He lived 
successively in Biddeford, Rockland, Biddeford, Me., and Bridge- 
port, Conn., where his wife still lives. His present whereabouts 
are unknown. Children: 

1 Laura M., b. 2 Dec. 18.53; d. 13 Nov. 1861. 

2 Henry P., b. 24 March 18.55; m. 12 Oct. 1880, Mattie Halloway 

of South Carolina. He is in trade at Freeport, Long Island, 
N. T. 

3 Clara E., b. 18 Nov. 1856; m. 13 Sept. 1876, James H. Trulock. 

3 Mary Annah, b. 16 Aug. 1831; d. 18 Sept. 1843. 

4 Samuel Haines, b. 2 Feb. 1833; d. 29 Jan. 1834. 

5 Maria Jane, b. 3 Dec. 1835; d. 20 April 1852, 

6 Philemon Haines, b. 18 Oct. 1837; m. 31 May 1865, Louisa, dau. of 

Edwin and Sarah (Lockwood) Smith of Bridgport, Conn, 
died there 8 June 1871. His widow married, 5 Nov. 1872, 
Walter G. Tillou of New Haven. No children. 

7 Susan Elizabeth, b. 28 March 1840; m. Wm. S. Stevens. 

8 Daniel Dresser, b. 25 Feb. 1842; m. 17 Oct. 1870, Bella H., dau. of 

Abel and Mary (Hodgkins) Dennett of Kennebunk. He is by 
trade a barber, and has been in business in Biddeford many yeai's. 
Child : 
1 Orin Cilley, b. 28 Sept. 1875. 

9 Josiah Franklin, b. 25 Oct. 1843; d. 25 July 1845. 
10 Ellen, b. 10 Aug. 1846; m. Geo. H, Andrews. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION, 833 

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Phineas Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 22 Oct. 1807; married, 15 
Sept. 1832, Nancy Atkinson, daughter of Thomas Atkinson of 
Buxton. She died 8 April 1835, aged 30. He then married, 15 
May 1837, Saeah M. Fogg, daughter of William and Abigail 
(Milliken) Fogg. 

He is a well-to-do farmer and shoemaker, and. ever since his 
marriage has lived on the farm of his birth. His wife died 15 
May 1880. 

Child, by first wife : 

1 Alpheus, b. 31 March 1835; m. 26 Nov. 1862, Olive J., dau. of Silas 

and Eliza (Coolbroth) Harmon. He lives at home a farmer. No 
children. 

Children, by second wife : 

2 William Fogg, b. 11 Feb. 1838; m. 6 May 1864, Nancy Ellen, dau. 

of Seth and Frances A. (Neal) Gurney of Saco. After a brief 
high school and academic education, and two years as clerk in 
dry goods stores in Saco, and Boston, Mass., he became clerk in 
the grocery store of Porter Ford of Biddeford. In 1872, he, with 
Jos. Etchells, bought out the business, which has since been con- 
tinued under the style of Libby and Etchells. Children: 

1 Fred Gurney, b. 11 Jan. 1865; d. 22 Feb. 1881. 

2 Harry Wilson, b. 15 Oct. 1870. 

3 Gracie Louise, b. 4 July 1872. 

4 daughter, born and died 27 Jan. 1874. 

5 Sarah Frances, b. 27 Oct. 1878. 

3 Hiram Henry, b. 14 Oct. 1839; graduated at Monmouth Academy; 

read law one year with Philip Eastman of Saco ; graduated from 
Harvard Law School 1865; began the practice of law in Fond du 
Lac, Wis., soon after, and there died, 16 April 1872, unmarried. 

4 Sarah Dresser, b. 16 Jan. 1842; m. 25 Sept. 1865, Otis Joslyn. 

5 Nancy Atkinson, b. 10 June 1843; d. 29 Nov. 1847. 

6 Mary Abbie, b. 8 March 1845; m. 20 Dec. 1866, Isaac L. Milliken. 

7 Nancy Atkinson, b. 27 Oct. 1849; lives at home; imm. 



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George Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 18 April 1792; married 
first, Sally Foss ; second, 27 Feb. 1837, Eliza Carter. 

He was a farmer, and lived on his father's homestead. His 
second wife died 3 June 1852. He died 8 June 1858. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 Eunice, b. 8 Dec. 1819; m. Cyrus King of Saco. 

2 Moses, b. April 1822; d. 15 Jan. 1870, in Portland; unm. 

3 William Henry, b. April 1825; m. Lydia S., dau. of Abraham and 

Eunice (Seavey) Tyler. He was a farmer, and lived near by his 
father's. He died 30 Jan. 1862. His widow married, 18 Feb. 
1868, George E. Johnson, and still lives on the homestead. 
Children : 

1 George, b. 18 June 1849; d. 3 Nov. 1851. 

2 Sarah Ann, b. 29 July 1850; d. 25 Oct. 1851. 

3 Georgianna, b. 29 Mai-ch 1852; m. Albert Robinson. 

4 Sally, b. 19 Nov. 1854; m. 12 March 1873, Robert GrafEam. 

5 Eunice Buzzell, b. 16 March 1861. 



334 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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Moses Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 30 Nov. 1796; married, 
1835, Fannie Seavey, daughter of Job and Betsey (Tyler) 
Seavey. 

He settled on part of his father's homestead, and died 29 Jan. 
1879. His wife died 29 Oct. 1872. 

Their children were : 

1 Joseph White, b. 27 Jan. 1836; m. 1 Feb. 1877, Marie Louise, dau. 

of Leon and Lizzie (Potter) Bloiiin of New Orleans, La. He left 
Maine for Louisiana in Jan. 18(»5, and engaged in cotton culture. 
Since Jan. 1869, he has been successfully engaged in cultivating 
sugar cane, and the manufacture of sugar. Child: 
1 Fanny Edith, b. 4 Sept. 1878, in New Orleans. 

2 Thomas, b. 22 Nov. 1837; d. 14 Sept. 1842. 

3 Phebe, b. 12 June 1841 ; d. 9 Dec. 18.56. 

4 Thomas Seavey, b. 20 Oct. 1846; m. 5 Nov. 186.5, Emma E., dau. of 

Joseph and Susan (Ellis) Marstou of Canton, Me. He lives on 
the liomestead. Child: 
1 Thomas Franklin, b. 18 July 1866. 

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Rev. Thomas Libby, born in Saco, Me., 24 Dec. 1791 : mar- 
ried, 7 Nov. 1811, Joanna Turner. 10 Feb. 1828, at Wilton, 
Me., he was ordained a preacher of the Freewill Baptist denomi- 
nation, and continued in that church until his death, which oc- 
curred in Mercer Co., 111., 13 March 1879. His wife died in 
March, 1853, in the same place. 

Their children were : 

1 Tabitha, b. 8 March 1813, in Leeds ; m. Jefferson Fuller. 

2 John, b. 2 Oct. 1814; m. Dorothy D. Dixon. 

3 William T., b. 11 Sept. 1816; has not been heard from for 35 years. 

4 Nancy, b. 30 Nov. 1819; m. J. D. Dixon. 

5 Thomas, b. 10 Oct. 1821 ; m. Olive Simonds. 

6 Joanna, b. 17 May 1824, in Chesterville, Me. ; m. Wm. Burns. 

7 Emulus S., b. 16 Dec. 1826; died in Joy, Me. 

8 Josiah, b 16 Oct. 1827; m. Susannah Pollock. 

9 CaroUne, b. 16 April 1829; m. Joseph Perse. 

10 Drusilla. b. 3 Jan. 1832; m. George Brown. 

11 Lovina, b. 21 May 1834, in Jay; m. John Brown. 

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Zebulon Libby, born in Saco, Me., 28 June 1794; married' 
Jane Turner, daughter of William and Joanna Turner of Leeds. 
He went with the rest of the family to Greene, and moved thence, j 
in 1857, to Lisbon, where he died in 1859. 

He had the following children : 

1 Simeon T., b. 19 Jan. 1825, in Leeds; m. Harriet L. McKenney. 

2 Charles O., b. 1830; lives in Lisbon. 

3 Daniel B., b. 1835; lives in Auburn. 

4 LeviL., born 1840; m. 2 June 1872, Clara S., dau. of Nathan and 

Samantha M. (Pearson) Nourse of Arlington, Mass. He is a 
carpenter in Maiden. Child : 
1 Arthur L., b. 14 Jan. 1874, in Maiden. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 335 

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John Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 5 July 1804; married, 7 Jan. 
1829, Caroline Hawes, daughter of Ichabod and Mary (Graves) 
Hawes of Monmouth, Me. He settled at first ou his father's 
homestead farm in Greene. At the age of 50 he moved to Minot, 
and thence to New Gloucester, in both which places he worked 
at shoemaking. He died in Lewiston, 5 April 1879. His wife 
died in the same place 12 July 1866. 

Children, all born in Greene : 

1 Elvira D., b. 27 Nov. 1831; m. 1 May 185.5, Frederick A. Tinkham, 

now of Lewiston. Children: 

1 Abbie (Tinkham), b. 8 March 1856. 

2 Charles (Tinkham), b. 16 Nov. 1858; deceased. 

3 Nettie (Tinkham), b. 10 Feb. 1864. 

2 Marginna S., b. 3 May 18.34; m. 12 Nov. 1866, Thomas Teed; died 

12 Nov. 1866 in Lewiston. 

3 Seth B., b. 10 Nov. 1836; vmm. He is a shoemaker in Lynn, Mass. 

4 Melissa A., b. 10 April 1839; m. 1st, 1 Jan. 1862, Wm. H. H. Gra- 

ham ; 2d, Daniel Bowers. 

5 Silas C, b. 6 .Jan. 1841; m. 19 Oct. 1867, Francilla S., dau. of Jona- 

tlian and Sarah (Dill) Wright of Lewiston, where he is now a 
harness-maker. Children : 

1 Herbert, b. 25 Feb. 1870. 

2 Maud, b. 20 Feb. 1878. 

6 Abigail, b. 6 Oct. 1842; died 11 Nov. 18.54. 

7 Drusilla, b. 3 Aug. 1844; died 2 Oct. 1848. 

8 Alfred P., b. 23 .luly 1846; died 27 Sept. 1848. 

9 Alfred P., b. 4 Feb. 1849; unm. He lives in Lewiston. 

10 John Thomas, b. 11 July 1851 ; m. 20 June 1878, Mary Ann, dau. of 
John Hickey of Biddeford. He is a harness-maker. Child: 
1 Alfred, b. 5 Nov. 1878. 



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JosiAH LiBBY, born in Scarborough, 2 Jan. 1774; married first, 
30 Nov. 1797, Sally Elden, daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Roberts) Elden of Buxton ; (died 5 Dec. 1802) ; second, her sis- 
ter, Ruth Elden. 

He served an apprenticeship at the house-carpenter's trade, 
with Capt. Burbank of Scarborough. Upon his mai-riage he set- 
tled on a farm in West Buxton, now owned by the heirs of Ben- 
jamin Mace, and there lived until about 1835, when he moved to 
Waterford and bought a farm. Five years later he settled on 
wild land in Jackson, where he cleared a farm, and died, 15 Ajjril 
1846. His widow died in Bangor, with her son Wm. E., 15 
May 1853. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Nancy, b. 10 Sept. 1798; m. 1st, Colman Knight; 2d, Warren Wil- 

liams. 

2 Nathan, b. 1 July 1801 ; m. Maria Dunnell. 

By second wife : 

3 Josiah, b. 11 July 1806; m. Almira Williams. 

4 William E., b. 4 Feb. 1807; m. Catherine Higgins. 



336 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5 Sally, b. 26 Oct. 1810; m. 1 Jan. 1832, Stephen Higgins, 

6 Samuel, b. 2o April, d. 14 May, 1813. 

7 Ruth, b. 22 Jan., d. 29 March, 1815. 

8 Samuel, b. 6 Sept. 1816; d. 29 June 1820. 

9 Chase Eldcn, b. 7 Jan. 1820 ; m. Mary E. Emerson. 

10 Mary, b. 23 Sept. 1823; d. 8 March 1828. 

11 Phebe, b. 8 May, d. 1 July, 1828. 



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Zachariah Libbt, born in Scarborough, 24 Dec. 1777 ; mar- 
ried, 21 Feb. 1802, Peiscilla Kxight, daughter of Nathaniel 
Knight. 

He was a blacksmith. He accompanied his father to Buxton, 
and the year following settled on Bonny Eagle Island, in Phil- 
lipsburg, now HolHs. In 1811 he bought the farm now occupied 
by Elisha Davis, and built the brick house now standing. In 
1832 he settled on the farm now occupied by Marshall R. Libby, 
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The mother of his children died 19 Sept. 1828. He married 
Lucy Norton, a sister of his son Jeremiah's wife, 12 Feb. 1837, 
and died 24 Oct. 1839, in Gorham. His death was occasioned by 
an unexpected explosion while blasting a well at Gorham Corner. 
His widow married, 30 Nov. 1845, Nathaniel Bacon of Gorham. 

Children : 

1 Nathaniel, b. 16 Nov. 1802, in Scarborough; m. Sally Davis. 

Born in Phillipsburg, now Hollis : 

2 Ruth, b. 9 April 1802; d. 9 Aug. 1818. 

3 Orin, b. 15 April 1806; m. Mary Miles. 

4 Hiram, b. 3 Jan. 1809; d. 19 Oct. 1812. 

5 Jeremiah, b. 16 Oct. 1811; m. Ruhamah Norton. 

6 Levi, b. 1 Jan. 1818; d. 2 July 1840, on a lumbering expedition in 

Georgia ; unmarried. 

7 Gibbens, b. 17 Oct. 1822; m. 2 April 1856, Mrs. Anna Mcintosh, 

dau. of Robert and Sarah (Simpson) Rogers of New Brunswick. 
He went to Boston at the age of 21, where he followed various 
vocations, but chiefly that of hotel clerk, and afterwai'd proprie- 
tor. He died 22 Aug. 1876. His widow still lives in Boston. 
Cliildren: 

1 Alice P., b. 15 Feb. 1859; m. 26 Nov. 1879, T. J. Sproul. 

2 Emma F., b. 21 April 1865; died 3 Aug. 1865. 



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Joel Libby, born in Scarborough, 22 Oct. 1780 ; married, 2 
April 1804, Hannah Knight, daughter of Nathaniel and Ruth 
(Elden) Knight of Westbrook. 

He was a farmer. He lived at first on Bonny Eagle Island, of 
which he owned all but ten acres. 19 Jan. 1826, he moved to 
Gardiner, and settled on a large farm at Libby Hill, where he 
died on the 30th of October following. His widow died 1 Aug. i 
1851. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 337 

Children, born in Stanclish : 

1 John, b. 15 Jan. 1805; m. 2 Sept. 1834, Hannah, dan. of Stephen 

and (Whitten) Ryder. He has lived in Gardiner always, ex- 
cept six years in Farmingdale. His wife died 4 Aug. 1880. No 
children. 

2 Mary, b. 5 March 1807; m. Ebenezer Libby, 5-2-3-1-6. 

3 Lucy, b. 6 July 1810; m. Shem Weeks. 

4 Eliza, b. 7 May 1813; d. 26 June 1816. 

5 Joel, b. 9 July 1816; d. 19 Jan. 1825. 

6 Hiram, b. 9 Jan. 1820; m. 23 Oct. 1842, Nancy S., dau. of Deacon 

Michael and Patience (Knox) Hildreth; died in Gardiner, Sept. 
1881. Children: 

1 William H., b. 26 March 1846; m. 17 Sept. 1870, Mary M., dau. 

of Hubbard and Helen M. (Robinson) Goldsmith. 

2 George A., b. 8 April 1850; d. 4 Jan. 1851. 

3 H. Frances, b. 26 Oct. 1862. 

7 Joel, b. 26 March 1827, in Gardiner; lives in San Francisco, Cal. ; 

unmarried. 



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Jeeemiah Libby, born in Scarborough, 9 June 1791 ; married, 
29 Oct. 1815, Emma Elden, daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Roberts) Elden of Buxton. 

He settled on his father's homestead, a farmer and millman. 
About 1823 he tore down the old house, and built, on a remote 
part of his farm, the house now occupied by his oldest son. He 
died 27 July 1844. His wife died 23 Oct. 1842. 

Children, all born in Buxton ; 

1 Ivory, b. 23 May 1816; m. Eliza Ann Davis. 

2 Harriet, b. 28 May 1818; m. 6 Jan. 1843, Samuel Davis. 

3 Eunice, b. 26 April 1822; m. 9 Dec. 1845, Reuben Harmon. 

4 Major Josiah, b. 17 Oct. 1825; m. 1st, Triphena Moses; 2d, Anna 

Libby, 11-6-2-1-6-a. 

5 John, b. 16 Dec. 1827; m. 24 Aug. 1853, Octavia Sawyer. He has 

lived about thirty years in New Bedford, Mass., where he is a 
baker. Children : 

1 DoraC.,b. 1856. 

2 William, b. 1860. 

3 Mary T., b. 1865. 

4 John H., b. 1867. 

6 Nathan, b. 12 July 1829; m. Miriam, dau. of America Bisbee of 

Norway, Me. He learned the trade of machinist. He lived in 
Norway until 1864, and then emigrated to Ohio. He soon after 
became a locomotive engineer, and followed that calling, living 
for the most part in Pennsylvania, until his^death, 1881. His 
widow now lives in Norway, Me. Children: ' 

1 George, b. 12 July 1856 ; unm. He is a locomotive fireman. 

2 Fred W., b. 1858; is a locomotive engineer in New York. 

3 Edith May, b. 1861. 

4 , died, aged nine months. 

7 Alonzo, b. 24 Dec. 1838; m. 25 May 1875, Medora L., dau. of Isaac 

and Euphresia (Daniels) Williams of Sonora, Cal. In 1858 he 
went to New Bedford, Mass., and thence, in 1860, to California. 
He is proprietor of the Gold Spring Cottage ranche, in James- 
town. No children. 
22 



6 do THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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Jonathan Libby, born in Scarborough, Feb. 1774 ; married, 
10 Feb. 1803, Lydia Lakrabee, daughter of Nathaniel and Sally 
(Hunnewell) Larrabee. 

He settled on a farm in Durham, and there died, 20 Feb. 1836. 
His widow died in June, 1867, in New Gloucester. 
Children, all born in Durham : 

1 Samviel, b. 4 May 1803; m. May, 1833, Fatina, dau. of Elizabeth 

(Libby) Larrabee, 10-2-1-2-7. He is a farmer in Auburn. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Mary R., b. 4 May 1834; d. Aug. 1834. 

2 Betsey J., b. 15 Jan. 1836; m. 20 Oct. 18G1, John W. Wilson. 

3 Eliza A., b. 25 May 1831); m. 1 Jan. 1875, Jeremiah Hanscom. 

4 Lydia F., b. 11 May 1844; m. 1 Jan. 1875, Mattliias Ripley. 

2 Micah, b. 18 Feb. 1806; m. 15 April 1838, Jane, dau. of Jonathan 

and Jane (Tarr) Brown of Bowdoin. He was a school-teacher 
and farmer in Litclifield, where he died, 29 June 1867, and his 
widow still lives. Only child: 
1 Frances J., b. 28 Aug. 1845; m. 12 Dec. 1880, Abel Purinton, jr. 

3 Hannah, b. 8 Jan. 1808; m. March, 1850, Rufus Cobb. 

4 Dorcas, b. 25 Dec. 1810; m. Stephen Libby, 10-2-1-2-3-9. 

5 Sarah, b. 1 Jan. 1813; lives in Alfred, Me. ; unm. 

6 Eliza, b. 28 Nov. 1815; m. 6 Dec. 1843, John Mitchell. 

7 Adeline, b. 10 June 1818; m. Sept. 1840, Nathaniel Hunnewell. 

8 Theophilus, b. 5 Dec. 1822; died in Durham, Oct. 1880; unm. 

9 Nathaniel, b. 8 Oct. 1824; m. Oct. 1851, Dorcas, dau. of Moses and 

Polly (McKenney) Hunnewell; died Nov. 1860, in Danville, now 
Auburn. His widow lives in North Pownal, They had one 
child, which died young. 

10-2-1-2-3 

Ephraim LibSy, born in Scarborough, now Gorham, 28 Jan. 
1781 ; married, 25 Nov. 1802, Ruth Lord, daughter of Jacob 
Lord and Ellen Berry. He always lived on his father's home- 
stead, and died 8 Jan. 1830. His widow died 8 Aug. 1850. 

Children : 

1 Susan, b. 6 Feb. 1798; m. 2 March 1825, John S. Elwell. 

2 Alvan, b. 9 Dec. 1802; m. Mary Babb. 

3 Jacob, b. 7 April 1805; m. Mary Bal)b. 

4 Hannah, b. 29 Jan. 1807; d. March 1832; unm. 

5 Seth Norton, b. 30 April 1808; d. 1836. 

6 Sarah, b. 21 Jan. 1810; d. aged 17. 

7 Samuel, b. 1 Dec. 1812 ; lives in Scarborough ; unmarried. 

8 Levi, b. 1 Nov. 1814; m. 1 Dec. 1850, Martha, dau. of Daniel and 

Hannah (Graffam) Babb. He lived on the homestead always] 
after his marriage, and died 1 Aug. 1875. Children: 

1 Seth Norton, b. 4 March 185:i 

2 Walter Edgecomb, b. 25 June 1855; m. 18 April 1877, Nelhe, 

dau. of Oliver and Roxanna (Evans) Fletcher. Child : 
1 Eliza Esther, b. 16 Aug. 1878. 

3 Squire Levi, b. 15 May 1858. 

4 Charlotte, b. 9 July 1801. 

5 Eugene Ernest, b. 1 Sept. 1869. 

9 Stephen, b. 26 Nov. 1816; m. 1842, Dorcas Libby, 10-2-1-2-2-4. In 

1845 he moved to Litchfield, where he lived 22 years. He then 
lived four years in Wales, and then, after living seven in Mon- 
mouth, moved to Auburn, his present residence. He is a farmer. 
Children: 



THE SIXTH GETTER ATION. 339 

1 Wiley E., b. 1 Feb. 1843, iu Scarborough; m. 1st, 25 March 1871, 

f;lara L., dau. of Chas. H. and Esther A. (Fabyan) Potter of 
Monmouth; (died 2?. Dec. 1872); 2d. 26 April 1876, Adelia M., 
dau. of Joel and Lydia N. (Cole) Moore of Gouldsborough, 
Me., where he is now a fax-mer. Children, by first wife: 

1 Melville G., b. 17 July 1872, in Monmouth. 

By second wife : 

2 Alice D., b. 12 Aug. 1877, in Auburn. 

2 Eoscoe, b. 31 Jan. 184.5, in Scarborough; m. 26 March 1871, 

Frances A., dau. of Oren P. and Hasadiah (Jackson) Cole 
of Greene. He is a farmer with his father. Child: 
1 Milton, b. 23 Aug. 1872. 

10 Ephraim, b. 12 Nov. 1818 ; m. Charlotte, dau. of Samuel and Mary 

(Buxton) Cutter. He went to Pownal at the age of 23. He is a 
farmer in Richmond. Children: 

1 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 5 April 1844; m. Daniel Libby, 10-5-4-10-2. 

2 Rachel C, b. 25 March 1848 ; m. 26 March 1867, Henry C. Brown. 

3 Howard, b. 1 April 1851 ; d. 6 May 1870. 

11 William, b. 26 April 1820; m. 25 April 18.55, Anna, dau. of Joseph 

Thompson and Angeline (Carr) Phetteplace of Dawkins Mills, 
Ohio. In 1854 he removed to Hamden, Ohio, and has since lived 
in that neighborhood. He and his wife are members of the M. 
E. Church. Children: 

1 Julia, b. 29 Feb. 1856, in Dawkins Mills; m. March 1874, in the 

same place. John Tuckei-. 

2 Eliza, b. 24 Nov. 1858, in Wilkesville ; m, 4 Dec. 1876, Abraham 

Long. 

3 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 23 Sept. 1860; m. 20 Dec. 1879, William 

Montgomery. 

4 Lucy Jane, b. 26 Jan. 1862, in Dawkins Mills; d. 1 Sept. 1865. 

5 Peda Nima, b. 29 June 1864; d. 24 Aug. 1865. 

6 Mary Angeline, b. 28 July 1866. 

7 Howard Joseph, b. 19 June 1868; d. 16 Oct. 1871. 

8 Alfred Willis, b. 10 Aug. 1870. 

9 Emma Leona, b. 27 Nov. 1873. 

10 Charles Elmer, b. 12 Feb. 1876. 

11 Ellen, b. 21 May 1878. 

12 Squire, b. 5 May 1824; m. 8 April 1849, Jane, dau. of Capt. Joseph 

and Betsey (Buxton) York. At the time of his marriage he had 
been working some time for the then widow York, and, after 
marrying her daughter, continued to live there until a year before 
his death. He died in Portland, 10 Feb. 1862. His widow lives 
with her son in St. Louis, Mo. Children: 

1 Alfred, b. 15 July 1852; m. 30 Dec. 1874, Maggie B. Cannell of 

Westbrook; died 30 July 1876, in Deering. He was a team- 
ster. He had no children. His widow married John A. 
Wilkey of Detroit, Mich. 

2 Willis, b. 14 May 18.54. He is a shoe-cutter. Unmarried. 



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Theophilus Libbt, born in Scarljorougli, about 1783; married 
Patty Spkague, He died in Princeton, Me. 

jl Children : 

1 Henrietta, b. 1816; lives in Princeton; unm. 

2 James, a Methodist minister; deceased. 

3 Sarah Ann, m. Cyrus Larrabee ; lives in Durham. 

4 Richard, deceased. 

5 Theophilus, deceased. 



340 THE LIBBT FAMILT IN AMERICA. 

10-2-1-2-9 

Richard H. Libby, born in Scarborough, 1796 ; married, June 
1835, Jane (Clark) Baker, widow of Judah Baker, and daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Baker) Clark of Litchfield. 

lie was a fanner. He visited his sister Norton, at Litchfield, 
and finally married and settled there. He died 5 April 1876. His 
wife had died thirty years before — 30 Aug. 1845. 

Children, all born in Litchfield : 

1 Nathaniel J., b. 7 April 1836; m. 6 Jan. 1863, Nancy, dau. of Robie 

and Margaret (Allen) Lydston of Bowdoin. He is a farmer; re- 
sides iu Litchfield. Children: 

1 George IST., b. 4 July 1864. 

2 Nellie Jane, b. 5 May 1866. 

3 Lewis Osborn, b. 17 June 1867. 

4 Ara Brooks, b. 11 Jan. 1869. 

5 James Lydston, b. 7 Dec. 1871. 

6 Edwin Lamson, b. 22 Oct. 1873. 

2 Elizabeth Ann, b. 2 June 1838; m. 8 Nov. 1860, Hon. Edwin D. 

Lamson of Richmond, Me., born in Boston, Mass., 12 Oct. 1884. 
He is a druggist. He has been representative to the state legis- 
lature, and is now senator from Sagadahoc Co. Children: 

1 Florence E. (Lamson), b. 6 Nov. 1861, in Richmond. 

2 Josie A. (Lamson), b. 20 Jan. 1803, in Richmond. 

3 Nancy Jane, b. Jan. 1840; d. June, 1845. 

4 Harriet Norton, b. 12 June 1842 ; m. June, 1865, L. S. Brooks. 

5 Clark C, b. Aug. 1843; d. Oct. 1845. 

10-2-1-5-3 

Caleb Libbt, born in Scarborough, 14 Oct. 1786 ; married, 
first, 31 Jan. 1811, Sarah Webster, daughter of Ebenezer Web- 
ster of Cape Elizabeth; second, 30 Jan. 1817, Abigail Simonton 
of Durham; third, 1826, Sarah (Daniels) Flood from Exeter, 
N. H. 

He early removed to Portland, where he was for many years a 
stevedore. He died 31 May 1837. His widow died in La Salle, 
111., 18 Aug. 1854. 

Children, all born in Portland ; by first wife : 

1 Eliza, b. 5 Aug. 1812; d. 7 March 1827. 

2 John Webster, b. 15 May 1816; m. Oct. 1840, Jane (Rowe) Bolton, 

dau. of James and Abbie (Noble) Rowe, adopted dai;ghter of an 
uncle named Bolton. Mr. Libby was brought up by his grand- 
mother Libby, but early removed to Portland, where he has been 
many years in business as edge-tool-maker. Children: 

1 George Henry, b. 20 Aug. 1841 ; m. 1 Jan. 1868, Emma, dau. of 

James and Charlotte (Allan) Nutter of Trescott. He served 
two years in the 12th Maine Reg., and lost an ai'm. He has 
since been a clerk in the office of the Treasurer of Portland. 
No childien. 

2 Abba Sarah, b. 7 Feb. 1844; m. 13 July 1868, Rev. Chas. V. 

Hanson. 

By second wife : 

3 Sarah Webster, b. 3 Dec. 1817; d. .30 July 1838; num. 

4 Sophia Hunt, b. 27 Sept. 1820; m. 27 Aug. 1848, Levi S. Brown. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



341 



5 Horatio ISTelson, b. 5 Oct. 1823 ; ra. 28 July 1863, Hattie Louise, dau. 

of Albert and Mary Barnes of Johnson Co., Da. He resides in 
Marengo. Iowa. Children: 

1 Jesse Mae, b. 7 Nov. 1864. 

2 Nelson Hervey, b. 26 Oct. 1875; d. 5 Nov. 1877. 

3 Walter Eay, b. 7 Feb. 1879. 

By third wife : 

6 Eliza E., b. 27 April 1827; m. 6 April 1853, Stephen E. Foster. 

7 Abigail, b. 22 June 1830; d. 16 April 1831. 

8 Caleb Henry, b. 12 Sept. 1834; m. 1st, 13 Sept. 1865, in Brooklyn, 

Iowa, Jane E., dau. of Henry Newall and Elizabeth Alice (Mont- 
gomery) James of Franklin Co., Vt. ; (died 23 May 1872); 2d, 10 
June 1873, Minerva, dau. of David and Elizabetli (Porter) Shoe- 
maker of Ashland Co., Ohio. He early went west, and has been 
in business in Brooklyn many years. Child, by first wife: 

1 George Frederick, b. 6 Aug., d. 26 Aug. 1867. 

Child, by second wife: 

2 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 4 May 1875. 

10-2-1-5-6 

Theophilus Libby, born in Scarborough, 1 March 1792 ; mar- 
ried first, 25 Dec. 1812, Deborah Webster, daughter of Eben- 
ezer and Anna (Wescott) Webster of Ca^pe Elizabeth ; (died 
30 Sept. 1825) ; second, 5 Feb. 1826, Sally Wood, daughter of 
Isaiah and Sally (Taylor) Wood of Standish. 

After his marriage he lived in Portland until 1827, in the oc- 
cupation of stevedore. In the year mentioned he bought a farm 
in Danville, now part of Auburn, and there lived until his death, 
which occurred 16 May 1856. His widow died 15 Jan. 1874. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Anna, b. 5 Jan. 1814; m. John W. Jordan. 

2 Nelson, b. 25 April 1816; d. 15 Aug. 1816. 

3 Ebenezer W., b. 22 Sept. 1818; d. 23 Sept. 1818. 

4 Charles S., b. 14 Sept. 1820; m. 1st, 9 Oct. 1843, Sarah G. Gushing 

of North Weymouth, Mass.; (died 4 June 1845); 2d, 27 April 
1845, Ami Maria, dau. of Charles and Eliza Stevens of Boston, 
Mass.; (died 25 April 1853) ; 3d, 16 Oct. 1857, Eliza S. (Nutting) 
Libby, widow of his brother Henry I. Libby; (died 13 March 
1859); 4th, 6 Nov. 1862, Lizzie Loring; (died 25 April 1864); 5th, 
24 Dec. 1870, Nancy T. Man well, dau of Levi and Clarissa (Fos- 
ter) Chandler of Winthrop, Me. When he was 21 he went to Mas- 
sachusetts. He was some years head clerk of the Neponset House. 
After his third marriage he settled on a farm in New Gloucester, 
Me., but his wife died soon after, and he returned to Massachu- 
setts. He served from Sept. 1864, until the close of the war, in 
Co. B, 64th New York Regiment. He died 11 June 1879, in Win- 
throp, Me., where his widow still lives. Children: 
1 and 2 sons, by first wife ; died in infancy. 

3 child, by second wife ; died in infancy. 

4 Elizabeth Maria, by third wife, b. 20 Feb., d. 21 May, 1859. 

5 Mary W., b. 16 March 1823; d. 16 Sept. 1824. 

By second wife : 

6 Elizabeth Ilsley, b. 3 Dec. 1826 ; m. Hiram W. Gould. 

7 Jane, b. 10 May 1828; m. 25 Dec. 1855, James Harrison. 



342 THE LIBBT FATVnLY IN AIMERICA. 

8 Henry I., b. IC) May 1830; m. Elizabeth, daii. of John E. and Mary 

(Stinchfield) Nutting of Danville; d. 4 Jan. 1854. His widow 
married his brother, Charles S. Libby. Only child : 
1 Charles Hiram, b. C) July 18.52; m. 28 March 1870, Maria S., 
dau. of Kev. Ira G. and Mary M. (Wagg) Ridlon of Lewiston. 
He was in early life a peddler, but is now a farmer in Lis- 
bon. Children : 

1 Nettie E., b. 4 March 1871. 

2 Charles Edgar, b. 26 Nov. 1874. 

3 George I., b. 26 April 1876. 

4 Mary Edna, b. 6 Aug. 1879. 

9 Ebenezer W., born 11 Feb. 1832; m. 1 Jan. 18.56, Judith H. Libby, 

10.5-6-.5-.5-3. He is a farmer in Durham. Children: 

1 Herbert A., b. 24 April 1857. 

2 Marcia E., b. 15 April 1861. 

3 Greenfield T., b. 27 May 1870. 

4 Alice M., b. 17 Dec. 1873; d. 9 March 1874. 

5 Edith F., b. 17 Dec. 1875. 

6 Carrie E., b. 20 Jan. 1878. 

10 George, b. 31 Dec. 1833; m. 21 Jan. 1863, Sophronia A., dau. of Ben- 

jamin H., and Sarah (Skillings) Plenderson of Anson. He was 
in trade in Lewiston, two years, but the rest of his life (since his 
marriage) has been spent in farming, in Minot, since 1875. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Alberta L., b. 21 Dec. 186-3. 

2 Henry A., b. 15 March 1867. 

3 Sarah W., b. 20 April 1869. 

4 Annie M., b. 27 Sept. 1877. 

11 Azariah, b. 28 May 1836; m. 1 Jan. 1859, Faith Ellen, dau. of Wash- 

ington and Elizabeth J. (Haskin) Parker of Durham. Except a 
short period spent in Durham, he has always occupied the home- 
stead farm. Children: 

1 Theophilus, b. 14 May 1859, in Danville. 

2 Warren L., b. 14 April 1862. 

3 Washington E., b. 29 Jan. 1866. 

4 Charlotte E., b. 16 July 1867. 

5 Millard G., b. 27 Aug. 1869, in Auburn. 

6 Emma L., b. 27 Oct. 1871. 

7 William B., b. 14 June 1873. 

12 Sarah W., b. 7 Jan. 1839; is unmarried; a short-hand writer in 

Boston. 

10-2-1-5-8 

Enos Libby, born 13 Oct. 1795, in Scarborough; married 
Lydia Libby, 5-7-15-5. 

He worked at ship-carpentering in Kittery and in Falmouth. 
At the time of his death he lived on his father-in-law's farm in 
Scarborough. Tlie story of his death is a warning one. He was 
drowned in Mill Creek, 22 Aug. 1 833, while in a state of intoxi- 
cation. His little son, who was with him, was also drowned. 
After his death, his wddow kept a boarding-house in Biddeford, 
and died 29 Jan. 1869. 

Their children were : 

1 Samuel, b. 1824; was drowned 22 Aug. 1833. 

2 Gardner, b. 10 July 1831; m. 7 Feb. I860 Henrietta A., dau. of 

Josiah and Nancy (Smith) Spofford of Portland. He learned the 
painter's trade. For twenty- three years he had charge of the 
painting department of the Laconia repair-shop. He is now in 
business as painter and dealer in painters' supplies. Child : 



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343 



1 Emily Gertrade, b. 25 July 1862. 

George Washingtou, b. 1829; d. 22 Oct. 1857; unmarried. Always 
after his father's death, he lived with Daniel Larrabee, in Scar- 
borough. 

Abbie, b. 1833; m. 1st, 5 July 1852, Joseph B. Walker; 2d, Frank 
Stetson. 



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Samuel Libbt, born in Scarborough, 7 March 1799 ; married, 
1822, Mart Cleaves, daughter of Margaret Cleaves, who was a 
daughter of Israel Cleaves of Hollis. Upon his marriage he set- 
tled on the homestead of his wife's grandfather, and always lived 
there afterward. He died 3 June 1875, His wife died 31 July 
1822, 

Their children were : 

1 Israel, b. 12 Oct. 1822; m. Dec. 1846, Mary, dau. of Alexander and 

Margaret (Gray) Grant of Lyman. He has always been a farmer, 
except six years, including the time of his marriage, during which 
he was in trade at Goodwin's Mills. He lives on the homestead. 
Child: 

1 Joshua, b. 22 March 1848; m. 1st, Hattie, dau. of Hiram and 
Lticinda (Jellison) Dillow of Dayton; (they were divorced, 
and she married, ISTov. 1877, Henry Emmons of Lyman) ; 2d, 
Emma, widow of John Temple, and dau. of Wm. Goodwin 
of Lyman. He is a horse-car conductor in Boston. Children, 
by first wife : 

1 Charles, 1 twins, born ) d. 7 Jan 1875, 

2 Frank R., ) 6 Sept. 1870; 5 lives with his mother, 

2 Miranda, b. 14 Feb. 1824; m. Ward S. Knapp. 

3 Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1826 ; m. James H. Moore of Brunswick,Me. 

4 Samuel, b. 27 April 1833 ; lives at home ; unm. 

5 Louisa Maria, b, 9 May 1843 ; m. Wm. W, Drew. 



10-2-1-5-13 

Jaieus Libby, born in Scarborough, 25 Oct. 1806; married, 1 
Dec. 1831, Hannah Stevens, daughter of Eliab and Rebecca 
(Pendexter) Stevens of Limington. He always lived on his fa- 
ther's homestead, and died there 19 Aug. 1863. His widow still 
survives. 

Their children were : 

1 Abigail Ann, b, 10 Sept. 1882 ; m. 26 June 1852, James W. Tucker. 

2 Enos Hubbard, b. 21 Dec. 1833; m. Emeline Libby, 10-2-4-9-2-2. He 

lives on his father's homestead. Children: 

1 Annie Andrews, b. 10 Dec. 1860. 

2 Abbie Tucker, b. 16 May 1862. 

3 Stevens, b. 2 April 1864. 

4 George Henry, b. 5 May 1866. 

5 Charles Hubbard, b. 2 Feb. 1868. 

6 Justice Lewis, ) twins, born ) 

7 Eugene Miller, ) 16 Oct. 1869; ( d. 28 Sept. 1870. 

8 Eugene Miller, b. 11 Nov. 1873. 

9 John Edward, b. 4 Dec. 1874. 
10 Mabel Julia, b. 10 June 1877. 

3 Eliab Stevens, b. 22 Oct. 1835 ; d. 30 May 1845. 



344 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

10-2-1-6-2 

Elisha Libbt, horn in Scarborough, 16 Oct. 1788 ; mar- 
ried 28 Dec. 1815, Mary Edgecomb, daughter of Thomas Edge- 
comb of Parsonsfield. 

He learned the trade of ship-carpenter at Stroud water Village, 
and also worked as house-carpenter; but his chief occupation- 
was farming. He settled in Gardiner on the farm now owned by 
Eliakim No^-ton, and died 24 April 1878. He had a second wife, 
the widow Hai-mon of Scarborough, and married third, Mrs. Abi- 
gail Whitney, now living in West Gardiner. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 Stillman B., b. 17 Dec. 1816, iu Parsonsfield; m. 3 Nov. 1846, Lydia 

S. dau. of Lemuel and Betsey (Holbrook) Standish of Bath. He 
is a farmer iu Gardiner. Child : 
1 Florence E., b. 21 Oct. 1855. 

2 Hannah E., b. 11 July 1818; m. 1 Oct. 1839, Hiram Hildreth. 

3 James E., b. 9 Dec. 1820, in Gardiner; d. 26 May 1830. 

4 Elizabeth A., b. 22 Dec. 1825; m. 18 April 1849, Joseph Sippers. 

10-2-1-6-3 

Joseph Libby, born in Scarborough, 5 Aug. 1790 ; married, 24 
Aug. 1818, Lydia Libby, 5-2-3-1-1. He removed to Gardiner in 
Feb. 1819, and has ever since lived on the farm then purchased. 
His wife died 5 Nov. 1877. He still survives, at the age of 90. 

Children, all born in Gardiner : 

1 Eben, b. 4 June 1819; m. 4 Sept. 1845, Lydia Ann Libby, 5-7-14-9-1. 

He has always lived on his father' s homestead ; has been alder- 
man, and member of the city council several times. Children: 

1 Emma M., b. 4 Dec. 1847; d. 4 Feb. 1868; unm. 

2 Lorenzo, b. 3 Sept. 1851 ; d. 22 Nov. 1851. 

3 Mary J., b. 25 May 1853; d. 16 Aug. 1855. 

4 Henrietta, b. 6 April 1856. She has eleven descents from John 

Libby, the emigrant; is descended from five of his children; 
and is of the seventh, eighth and ninth generations. 

5 Everett D., b. 28 Jan. 1858; d. 10 Oct. 1863. 

6 Sarah Ann, ) twins, b. 29 June; 

7 Amanda S., j died 24th and 25th of Aug., 1859. 

2 Abial, [m.d.], b. 1 Oct. 1822; m. 1st, 14 Dec. 1851, Harriet Louisa, 

dau. of Samuel Ford and EUzabeth (Hathorn) Blair of Kichmond; 
(died 28 Oct. 1862); 2d, 27 July 1865, Susan, widow of Capt. Jo- 
seph S. Hathorn, and dau. of James and Lucy (Hildreth) Lennan 
of Richmond. He was educated at the Gardiner Lyceum, Mon- 
mouth Academy, and Maine Medical School, graduating from 
the latter in 1846. He subsequently attended a course of lectures 
at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. In 1849 he began 
practice in Richmond, Me., where he has since continued. 6 
Aug. 1861, he was commissioned assistant surgeon of the 4th Reg. 
Maine Vol., and the following March was promoted to surgeon, 
but resigned on account of his wife's sickness. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Harriet Elizabeth, b. 9 April 1854; graduated at Kent's Hill, 

Me., 1873, and spent three years in Paris, studying French. 

2 Martha Carlton, b. 26 Dec. 1856; d. 21 July 1857. 

3 Joseph Blair, b. 1 Aug. 1859; d. 16 Jidy 1860. 

4 Georgianna Knox, b. 6 Sept. 1861 ; d. 11 Aug. 1862. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 345 

By second wife : 

5 Alice M., b. 30 April 1867. 

6 Fannie Lucille, b. 21 March 1872. 

7 Frederick Joseph, b. 24 Nov. 1874. 
3 Mariam, b. 24 Dec. 1824; d. 6 Oct. 1826. 

10-2-1-6-4 

Asa Libbt, born in Scarborough, 16 May 1793 ; married, 
20 Dec. 1820, in St. Davids, N. B., Saeah A. (Caldwell) Gray, 
dauo'hter of John C. and Amelia (Hitchings) Caldwell of Schoha- 
rie, N. Y. 

He served in the war of 1812, and for his service received a 
land grant. In 1817 he went east, and settled at St. Davids, N. 
B., where he married and lived until 1830. He was engaged in 
lumbering. In 1830 he removed to the Avilderness of what is 
now Alexander, Me., and there lived until his death, 17 May 1872. 
At various times he filled the offices of county commissioner and 
justice of the peace, and the highest town offices. He was a 
member of the Methodist Church. His widow died 13 Feb. 1879. 

Children : 

1 Eicbard Hubbard, b. 10 March 1821; m. 1st, 20 Nov. 1847, Sarah B., 

dau. of John and Abbie (Robinson) Stancbfield of Robbinston; 
(died 20 Nov. 1856); 2d, in Wausau, Wis., Nellie M. Briggs. He 
settled first in Alexander, lived then at Milltown, where bis wife 
died, and then went west. He now lives in Fairfax, Kan. Chil- 
dren: 

1 Edgar, b. 9 March 1862. 

2 Fred, b. April 1867. 

2 Oliver H., b. 28 Dec. 1823; m. 1 Dec. 18-58, Helen A., dau. of Isaiah 

T. Foster of Cooper, Me. He lives on the homestead farm in Al- 
exander. He is one of the selectmen. His wife died 13 June 
1866. Children : 

1 George W., b. 8 Oct. 1859. 

2 Carrie H., b. 23 April 1862. 

3 Ann B., twin with the last; b. 28 Dec. 1823; m. 12 Jan. 1852, Fran- 

cis McKusick; died 31 Jan. 1875, in St. Cloud, Minn. 

4 Asa, b. 4 Jan. 1826; m. 12 Jan. 1852, Olive, dau. of Abialand Eunice 

(Townsend) Abbott of Alexander. He went to Minnesota in 
1858, and is now living in St. Cloud. 

5 Alice B., b. 16 July 1827; m. 12 Jan. 1852, Hampden Cottle; died 

26 Feb. 1855, in Alexander. 

6 Abner Winslow, b. 26 April 1829; m. 15 June 1857, Ursula, dau. of 

John K. and Elizabeth (Gooch) Damon of Alexander. He re- 
moved to Minnesota in 1858, and died in Watab, 23 March 1869. 

7 Amelia F., ) twins, born ) died 29 May 1849. 

8 Amanda T., [19 Feb. 1834; ( m. 7 Sept. 1855, Charles Stancbfield; 

died 21 April 1865, in Alexander. 

10-2-1-6-5 

Col. John Libby, born in Scarborough, 25 June 1795 ; married 
Mercy Robinson, daughter of Stephen Robinson of Gardiner. 

He was by trade a shoemaker, but always resided upon, and 
cultivated, a farm. He was a colonel in the state militia. He 
died 29 Sept. 1858. His widow died 12 Oct. 1871. 



346 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all born in Gardiner: 

1 Asa, b. 15 Dec. 1820; m. 1st, 1 Jan. 18-51, Mary E., dau. of Daniel 

Hildreth of Gardiner; (died 3 Aug. 1851) ; 2d, Oct. 1856, Mary E. 
Sweetland. He is a teamster in Salem, Mass. Only child: 
1 George W.. b. 2:3 Dec. 1857, in Gardiner, 

2 Phineas, b. 26 March 1824; m. 27 Dec. 1855, Caroline Frances, dau. 

of Melgar and Susan Waterman of New Orleans, La. She died 1 
June 1880, in Lewiston. He is a bookbinder; has lived in differ- 
ent places in Massachusetts and in Maine, and is now at Lewis- 
ton. Children: 

1 William Everett, b. 20 Aug. 1857, in Koxbury, Mass. 

2 Lucy Ella, b. ?> Jan. 1861, d. 13 April 1865, in Koxbury. 

3 Susie Jane, b. 29 March 1806, in Boston, Mass. 

4 Charles Melgar, b. 3 Aug. 1867, in Augusta, Me. 

5 Anna Waterman, b. 9 Nov. 1871, in Augusta; d. 9 Jan. 1880, in 

Lewiston. 

6 Henry Phineas, b. 20 July 1875, in Augusta; d. 3 Jan. 1880, in 

Lewiston. 

3 Stephen Robinson, b. 14 Dec. 1828; m. 14 April 1801, in Morrison, 

111., Lydia Plummer, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Robinson) 
Roberts. He received an academic education. He taught school 
and worked at farming until 18.54, when he removed to Whiteside 
County, 111 , where he has followed the same callings. Children: 

1 Mary Addie, b. 6 June 1862. 

2 Howard Xanthus, b. 7 Nov. 1865. 

3 Helen Maria, b. 15 March 1868; d. 30 Nov. 1869. 

4 Mildred Anna, b. 26 June 1871. 

5 John Herschel, b. 13 Aug. 1876. 

4 Richard H., b. 18 Nov. 1830; m. Susan Capen. He lives in the 

West; has one son. 

5 Mercy A., b. 12 Aug. 1832; is unmarried; a milliner. 

6 Hannah E., b. 11 Aug. 1834; d. 27 Jan. 1853. 

7 John Wesley, b. 5 Feb. 1836; lives in West Gardiner, a farmer; un- 

married. 

8 Lydia M., b. 12 April 1838; m. John Mercer. 

9 Joseph Benjamin, b. 22 May 1841; is a carriage maker in Gardiner; 

unmarried. 
10 Mary E., b. 1 May 1846; is forewoman in a shoe factory in Lynn, 
Mass. ; unmarried. 

10-2-2-11-2 

William Harmon Wateehouse, born in Scarborough, 14 Oct. 
1779; married, 31 Jan. 1802, Sarah B. Smith, daughter of Caj)t. 
Ephraini and Elizabeth (Harding) Smith of Gorham. He was a 
farmer, and lived where John A. Bodge now lives, in North Gor- 
bam. His wife died 10 Oct. 1845. He died 4 Nov. 1867. 

Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Thomas S. (Waterhouse), b. 5 April 1803; lives in Gorham. 

2 Daniel (Waterhouse), b. 27 Sept. 1805; d. 31 Aug. 1807. 

3 Freeman (Waterhouse), b. 25 July 1807; d. 9 Oct. 1809. 

4 Levi H. (Waterhouse), b. 30 Sept. 1809; lives in St. John, N. B. 

5 Samuel S. (Waterhouse), b. 21 July 1811; m. 1st, 3 June 1838, Ann, 

dau. of Wm. and Eunice (Nason) Bolton; (died 24 Oct. 1859); 2d, 
22 Nov. 1861, Eleanor, widow of George Small of Raymond, by 
birth a Patten of Richmond, Me. ; (d. May 1872) ; 3d, 1874, Priscil- 
la Frances (Libby) Ward, 10-5-4-3-6-2. He was at first a painter, 
and then a cotton-mill operative. Since 1848 he has been a farm- 
er, owning the farm that had belonged to his grandfather Smith. 
He has been four years selectman of Gorham. Children, by first 
wife : 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 347 

1 Julia Adeline (Waterhouse), b. 21 Aug. 1840; m. Joel Wilson; 

died 28 N"ov. 1874. 

2 Elbridge H. (Waterhouse), b. 24 Nov. 1842; d. 17 June 1862. 
.3 Melvin C. (Waterhouse), b. 20 Aug. 1846; d. 19 Dec. 1864. 

4 Charles M. (Waterhouse), b. 19 Aug. 1849; m. Emma, dau. of 

Stephen and Emeliue (Jordan) Wescott. 

5 Mary Etta (Waterhouse), b. 19 June 1854; m. 27 Nov. 1878, 

Howard Small of Gorham. 

By second wife : 

6 Hattie E. (Waterhouse), b. 3 Jan. 186.5; d. 11 Aug. 1867. 

6 Gardner (Waterhouse), b. 22 Jan. 1814; lives in Standish. 

7 Sumner (Waterhouse). b. 31 Oct. 1816; d 13 Aug. 1868. 

8 Elizabeth Jane (Waterhouse), b. 29 May 1818; died 18 Dec. 1853, in 

Portland ; unmarried. 

9 Prentiss M. (Waterhouse), b. 8 Sept. 1820; m. 1st, 13 Sept. 1846, 

Sarah Rounds of Btixton; (died 8 Dec. 1866); 2d, 30 June 1869, 
Sarah Libby, 10-5-4-2-9-3. He was by trade amachinist, but spent 
the latter years of his life on a small farm in Gorham, where he 
died 9 April 1871. Children, all by first wife: 

1 Mary M. (Waterhouse), b. 20 Jmie 1847; m, James Henry Lib- 

by, 10-5-4-1-1-6-4. 

2 Annie A. (Waterhouse), b. 11 Jan. 1850; m. Charles Cloudman. 

3 Albert E. (Waterhouse), b. 4 Nov. 1853. 

4 Freddie P. (Waterhouse), b. 5 Feb. 1858; d. 29 Sept. 1860. 

10-2-4-2-7 

Lemuel Libbt, born in Scarborouo;!!, now Gorham, 10 Jan. 
1784; married, Oct. 1814, Naecissa Harmon, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah (Milliken) Harmon of Scarborough. He was a farmer 
and carpenter. Except about thirteen years spent at Black Point, 
with the widow of Capt. Anthony Libby, 1-1-2-7, his life was 
spent for the most part on his father's homestead, and he died 
there 7 Dec. 1854. His widow died in Auburn, with her son 
Abram, about 1870. 

Children : 

1 Harriet Berry, b. 2 June 1815 ; m. 11 March 1844, Zebulon B. Deer- 

ing. 

2 Isaac, b. 15 Feb. 1817; m. 1st, 31 Oct. 1847, Elizabeth P., dau. of 

Charles and Eliza (Emerson) Morris of Scarborough; 2d, 9 May 
1857, Mahala A., dau. of Hannah (McKenney) Chapman, 11-7-2-9-2. 
He is of the firm of Hanson & Libby, carriage and wheel wrights, 
Portland. Children, by first wife : 

1 Georgianna Morris, b. 16 Nov. 1849, in Scarborough; m. 1 Jan. 

1867, Isaac Dunham of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2 Charles James Morris, b. 24 April 1851 ; unm. He works in a 

kerosene oil factory, in Brooklyn. 

By second wife : 

3 Frances Elizabeth, b. 10 April 1861, in Patten, Me. 

4 Frederick Herbert, b. 14 March 1863, in Westbrook. 

3 Abram, b. Oct. 1821; m. Hannah Linscott of Buxton. He is a 

farmer. He had the homestead, and occupied it until about 1860, 
when he removed to his present farm in Auburn. Children : 

1 Julia, b. 2 Nov. 1849; m. Horace Ross of Yarmouth. 

2 Amanda Olive, b. 28 July 1851 ; unm. 

3 George A., b. 16 Jime 18.53; unm. 

4 Joseph B., b. 8 May 1856; unm. 



348 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5 Charles L., ) twins, born 

6 William B., \ 16 May 1859. 

7 Frank E., b. 1803. 

8 Everett E., b. 1865. 

10-2-4-2-8 

Abraham Libby, born in Scarborough, 10 Dec. 1784; mari-ied, 
24 March 1814, Phebe Moultok, daughter of Charles Pine and 
Olive (Fabyan) Moulton of Scarborough. 

In his younger days he was a cooper. He afterward settled on 
a farm in Wilton, from which town he removed, in 1840, to Han- 
cock Count}^, 111., where he lived until his death, 4 June 1848. 
He was a member of the M. E. Church, and was a local preacher. 
His wife died 14 Aug. 1841. 

Children : 

1 Charles Moulton, b. 19 Jan. 1815, in Brownfield; m. 24 July 1843, 

Pluma, dau. of Richard Andrews of Hancock County, 111. He 
was a farmer in McDonough County. 111., where he died 11 March 
1874, and his widow still lives. Children : 

1 Warren,, b. 14 Oct. 1845; unm. ; is a farmer in Smith Co., Kans. 

2 Lavinia, b. 24 Dec. 1847 ; m. Robert Chapin. 

3 Franklin, b. 27 June 1853 ; died 5 Aug. 1863. 

4 Seth, b. 21 April 1855; unm. ; lives at home. 

2 Mehitable, b. 22 June 1817, in Gorham ; d. 18 June 1835. 

3 Olive Moulton, b. 21 April 1820, in Wilton; m. 21 April 1842, John 

W. Farrell, who died 19 Sept. 1852. 

4 Cyrus Fenderson, b. 3 Nov. 1823; m. 10 April 1855, Rhoda E., dau. 

of Anson and Caroline (Perkins) Hobart. Previous to his mar- 
riage he worked three years in the lead mines in Wisconsin. 
Upon his marriage he emigrated to Oregon. He built the first 
dwelling-house in Silverton, whei"e he has lived most of the time 
since, and has been engaged as saddler, farmer, and (now) in the 
livery business. Children: 

1 Marion F., b. 27 April 1854; unm. 

2 Minerva M., b. 3 May 1858; m. 2 Dec. 1873, W. G. Daws. 

3 Daniel T., b. 6 Dec. 1860. 

4 Louisa C, b. 13 Aug. 1802; d. 4 Oct. 1879. 

5 Eleanor A., b. 25 April 1864. 

6 Jasper F., b. 5 March 1866, in Portland. 

7 Warren G., b. 22 April 1808, in Silverton. 

8 Effie L., b. 7 Aug. 1870. 

9 Charles F., b. 25 May 1872. 
10 Lora May, b. 9 Aug. 1878. 

5 Eleanor, b. 11 March 1827; died 18 June 1830. 

6 Phebe Ann, b. 24 Oct. 1831 ; m. 24 March 1861, Velzer Shaw of Scan- 

dia, Kans. Children: 

1 Eva G. (Shaw), b. 22 Jan. 1863, in Berlin, 111. 

2 Amos Dewitt (Shaw), b. 26 Nov. 1865, in Rock Island, 111. 

3 Orris Eugene (Shaw), b. 6 May 1868, in Poweshiek Co., Iowa. 

4 Marcus Zenephon (Shaw), b. 18 April 1870. 

5 Charles Moulton (Shaw), b. 3 Oct. 1872, in Marshall Co., Kan. 

6 Ella Olive (Shaw), b. 17 June 1877, in Republic Co., Kan. 

10-2-4-2-14 

Darius Libby, born in Scarborough, now Gorh-am, July, 1795; 
married Phebe Small, daughter of Reuben and Sally (Patch) 
Small of Limingtou. He was a farmer. He lived successively in 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 349 

Gorham, Westbrook, Portland, Gorham, on Hoop Island, Buxton, 
and finally Gorham, where he died in July, 1873. 

Children : 

1 Irene B., b. 7 Nov. 1829; m. Wm, Metcalf of Gorham. 

2 Oliver Francis, b. 26 Aug. 1831 ; m. 1st, 16 Nov. 1853, Mariam P. 

Metcalf; (died 28 Dec. 18.54); 2d, Sarah A. Haines. He lived, 

when last heard from, in Prairie Village, 111. Children; by first 

wife: 

1 son, died very young. 

By second wife : 

2 Elma, b. 1861. 

3 Elinor, b. 1862. 

4 Edward, b. 1864. 

5 Frank, b. 1873. 

6 Paul, b. 1875. 

3 Charles H., b. 3 Aug. 1863; m. Cordelia E. Jones of Illinois. He 

was living in Oregon, and is supposed to have lost his life in an 
Indian raid, during the Rebellion. Children: 
1, 2 died young. 

3 Samuel. 

4 Frank. 

5 Edwin. 

4 Sarah P., b. 28 Dec. 1836; m. Capt. Charles H. Doughty. 

5 Edward A., b. 30 July 1839; m. Emily Elizabeth, dau. of Moses 

and Olive (Hersom) Foye of Berwick. He lives in Eochester, N. 
H. Children: 

1 Hermon E., b. 20 Jan. 1861. 

2 Frank L., b. 20 Jan. 1864. 

3 Linnwood E., b. 31 May 1867. 

4 John W., b. 23 Sept. 1869. 

5 Delmah C, b. 8 Dec. 1873. 

6 Emily E., b. 2 May 1878. 

7 Beulah L., b. 13 March 1881. 

6 Mary Ann, b. 15 Sept. 1842 ; m. Andrew Doughty of Chebeague 

Island. 

7 Phebe J., b. 1 Aug. 1844; m. 10 Dec. 1865, William Cole, jr. 



10-2-4-3-1 

Elliot Libbt, bom in Scarborough, 22 Dec. 1782; married, 21 
Dec. 1806, in Portland, Nancy Boswell of Conway, N. H., born 
3 June 1784. He eaiiy removed to Portland, where he was for 
many years a hardware dealer. He died 10 April 1825. His 
widow died 30 May 1840. 

Children, all but Converse born in Portland : 

1 Lucretia, b. 14 Sept. 1807 ; m. 7 Oct. 1829, JSTehemiah P. Cram. 

2 Lucy Ann, b. 27 April 1809; m. Dec. 1832, Alfred Pvandall. 

3 Elliot, b. 6 Dec. 1811; d. 28 Sept. 1854, in Monterey, Cal. ; num. 

4 Converse, b. 30 June 1814, in Gorham; m. 8 Feb. 1838, Nancy, dau. 

of John and Anne (Larrabee) Meserve. He was a farmer. He 
led a somewhat roving life, but settled, finally, in Buxton, where 
he died 1 May 1876, and his widow still lives. Children : 

1 Ann. b. 27 March 1840, in Brunswick; m. Samuel A. Hill of 

Buxton. 

2 Helen Maria, b. 4 July 1844, in Durham ; m. 7 Jan. 1872, Mark 

Hill of Buxton. 



350 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Lucy Kandall, b. 15 Aug. 1846, in Scarborough; lives with her 

mother; luimarried. 

4 Mary Johnson, b. 20 Aug. 1850; m. 1st, 2 June 1872, Wm. H. 

Norton; 2d, 15 Jime 1870, Daniel Wentworth. 

5 Frederick, b. 24 Oct. 1818; d. 5 Nov. 1856, in East Saginaw, Mich.; 

unmarried. 

6 Henry, b. 12 July 1820; d. 29 Aug. 1821. 

7 Charlotte Paine, b. 6 Aug. 1822; m. John H. Butler, Esq., of Bos- 

ton, Mass. 

8 Henry, b. Feb. 1825; d. Sept. 1825. 



10-2-4-3-2 

Samuel Libbt, born in Scarborough, 30 Aug. 1784 ; married, 

23 Feb. 1808, Saeaii Beals, daughter of Isaiah and Agnes (Skil- 
lings) Beals of Scarborough. 

He and his brother Enoch left home when of age, and bought 
wild timber lands on the bank of the Kennebec Eiver, in what is 
now Richmond, of a man named Foxcroft. After living on it 
awhile, and making improvements, it came to light that Foxcroft 
had not owned the land, and they were compelled to give it up 
to the rightful owner. Having exhausted their savings in the 
purchase and imi^rovenient of these lands, in losing them they be- 
came homeless. 

Samuel afterward lived in Wales, in Starks, in Industry, in 
Farmington, and finally bought a farm in Strong, on Taylor Hill, 
where he died 3 April 1853. His wife had died in the same place, 

24 Jan. 1848. 

Children, born in Wales : 

1 Harriet, b. 25 March 1810; m. Taylor of Sti'ong; d. 31 July 

1849. 

2 "Washington, b. 17 March 1812; is a bachelor. He went to Boston 

at theage of 17; was five years in the Quincy market; lived ten 
years in Alton, 111., returning to Boston in 1847, and joining his 
brother, Isaiah B., in tbe flour and grain business — W. & I. B. 
Libby; he continued the business with liis brother, and after his 
deatli, until 1868, when he sold out, and went to Chicago "to 
nominate Gen. Grant" ; he bouglit out the St. James hotel there, 
and kept it until the great fire in 1871 ; has since been a capital- 
ist, residing in Chicago. 

3 Isaiah B., born 5 Sept. 1818; m. 29 Dec. 1836, in Boston, Mrs. Lucy 

Mary Kinsell, dau. of Nathaniel and Lucy (Fowle) Stone of Eox- 
bury; died 28 Jan. 1858. His widow is still living. Chiklren: 

1 Isaiah Frankhn, b. 28 Ocb. 1838; m. Mary Carter of Waltham. 

He was many years in business in his father's store, as a 
member of the firm of Eustis & Libby, but is now a book- 
keeper in Chicago. Children: 

1 Frederic C, b. 7 Dec. 1861, in Chelsea, Mass. 

2 Gertrude, b. 7 June 1869, in Newton, Mass. 

2 Eliza J., b. 2 May 1841 ; died 19 Jan. 1845. 

3 George W., b. 2 Aug. 1847; m. Addie, dau. of John Hinckley of 

Boston. He is a bookkeeper, living in Charlestown, Mass. 
Children : 

1 Ella F., b. 28 Jan. 1873. 

2 Grace, b. 3 July 1879. 

4 Ella Florence, b. 3 March 1849; m. Melbourne S. Halladay. 

4 Dominicus, b. 5 Sept. 1813 ; died in Boston, 25 Oct. 1835. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 351 

5 Francis, b. 1 July 1816; m. 28 Nov. 1848, Jane L., dau. of Charles 

and Abby (Hogaborn) Brown of Ottawa, 111. In 1840 he removed 
to Alton, 111., taking with him a Pitts' threshino-machine, the 
first thresher and cleaner in Illinois. In 1842 he and his brother 
Washington established a manufactory at Alton, where the ma- 
chines are still made. He afterward bought a farm of 1800 acres 
in La Salle County, and lived there until his death, in Ottawa, 4 
July 1864. Children, all born in Ottawa: 

1 Frank, b. 1849; died in infancy. 

2 Elnora, b. 8 Sept. 18.50; m. 20 Dec. 1871, Will C. Griffith of 

Taylorville, 111., now of Indianapolis. Children: 

1 Frank (Griffith), b. 15 Oct. 1873, in Taylorville. 

2 Harry L. (Griffith), b. 8 March 1875. 

3 (Griffith), b. 18 June 1881. 

3 Lucy A., b. 28 Jan. 1852; m. 15 Oct. 1873, Warren C. Eiale, of 

the firm of Riale Bros., grocers, Ottawa. Child: 
1 Florence E. (Riale), b. 16 Oct. 1878. 

4 Maria, b. 1854; died in infancy. 

5 Amanda, b. 1856; died in infancy. 

6 Josephine, b. 11 Feb. 1858; m. 11 Sept. 1877, Frank A. Kendall, 

of thb firm of Booth & Kendall, hardware dealers. Child* 
1 Grace Ella (Kendall), b. 8 May 1881. 

7 Wallace, b. 27 March 1860. 

8 Howard, b. 7 June 1863. 

6 Jane S., b. 2 July 1818; m. James Elliot. 

7 Samuel, b. 12 May 1819, in Starks; m. 10 July 1842, Jerusha, dau. 

of George and Ann B. (Butterfield ) Morton of New Vineyard.' 
He supported his parents, and had the homestead farm. In 1864 
he sold, and moved to New Vineyard, where he died the same 
year, 14 Sept. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His 
widow married Jousha Sprague. Children : 

1 Ann Butterfield, b. 23 June 1843; m. 17 Nov. 1866, Hiram A 

Wright. 

2 Sarah Beals, b. 4 Aug. 1847; m. 6 Aug. 1865, Elbridge M. 

Vaughan. 

8 Lucy Ann, b. 2 July 1826, in Industry; married Tallman Libby, 

10-2-4-3-3-5. 

10-2-4-3-3 

Capt. Enoch Libby, born in Scarborough, 23 Feb. 1787; mar- 
ried, first, Elizabeth Welch, daughter of William and Mary 
(Smith) Welch of Richmond; (died 1 Sept. 1842); second, La^ 
vinia (Owen) Marshall of Vassalborough ; (died 3 Jan. 1851); 
third, Eliza Watekman, daughter of Dr. Waterman of Litch- 
field. 

He went from Scarborough to Richmond with his brother 
Samuel. He lived there until his death. He was a w^ell-to-do 
farmer, captain in the militia, selectman, etc. He died 11 March 
1863. His widow died in Gardiner, Nov. 1868. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 William, b. 13 Dec. 1812; m. Martha T. Smith. 

2 Enoch, b. 15 Nov. 1815; m. 1st, 5 May 1845, in Shiloh, 111., Matilda, 

dau. of Wm. Cooper; (died 21 June 1866); 2d, Mrs. Hannah K. 
Plummer, dau. of Stephen Osgood. He left home at the age of 
25, and went to Illinois. In 1846 he returned, and went into the 
grocery business in Augusta, with his brother Bradbury, (firm 
name, B. Libby & Co.), where he still continues. Children: 
1 Theodore A., b. 7 Feb. 1846; d. 13 Jan. 1873, in Augusta; un- 
married. 



352 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 Charles A., b. 22 Nov. 1848; d. 29 Aug. 1863. 

3 Jennie, b. 12 April 1853; m. June 1871, Stephen P. Eaton. 

4 George C, b. 22 Jan. 18li5. 

3 Bradbury, b. 15 April 1819; m. Nancy B., dau. of Geo. "Weeks of 

Sidney. He early removed to Augusta, v^^here he was in the 
grocery business until his deatli, which occurred 5 May 1879. 
Only child : 

1 Mary C, b. 9 Oct. 1851; lives in Augusta, with her mother; 
unmarried. 

4 Mary A., b. 20 Jan. 1822; m. Lawrence J. Joice. 

6 Tall'inan, b. 20 June 1824; ra. 28 March 1851, Lucy Ann Libby, 
10-2-4-3-2-8. He is a farmer. He lived with his father vmtil 1856, 
and then removed to his present abode. South Ottawa, 111. Chil- 
dren : 

1 Edward W.,b. 5 Jan. 1852; m. 8 Jan. 1874, Loretta, dau. of 

John T. and Harriet (Homan) Miller. Children: 

1 Elbridge Tallman, b. 24 Jan. 1877. 

2 Burton Hard, b. 3 June 1878. 

3 Lou M., b. 10 Aug. 1879. 

2 Isaiah B., b. 17 Jan. 1856, in Richmond; unm. 

6 Eliot, b. 14 July 1827; m. 10 March 1853, Arabella H., dau. of Daniel 

and Mary (Tarbox) Webber of Richmond. He learned the car- 
penter's trade in Portland, and was afterward in business there, 
with various partners, at first as builder, and then as sash and 
blind jnanufacturer. In 1854 he settled on the homestead in 
Richmond, and continued there twelve years, after which he 
moved to Gardiner, where he has since been in business as build- 
er. Children: 

1 Walter E., b. 16 May 1856; d. 12 March 1880. 

2 Mary A., b. 1 June 1863. 

7 Martha J., b. 20 March 1829; m. John T. Robinson. 

8 Elizabeth, b. 19 May 1832; m. Samuel W. Jack. 

9 Abigail, b. 17 Jan. 1836 ; m. Melvin Dinslow. 

By third wife : 
10 Franklin W., b. 10 April 1853; lives in Strawn, HI. 

10-2-4-3-7 

Abker Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 Aug. 1797 ; mar- 
ried 23 Sept. 1830, Harriet Newbegin, daughter of Solomon 
and Nancy (Hanscom) Newbegin of Westbrook. 

He was a farmer. He lived in Saccarappa, Westbrook, from 
the age of 21 until his marriage ; then three years in Otisfield ; 
then in Harrison lantil shortly before his death, which took jjlace 
in Paris, Me., (where his widow still lives), 16 June 1866. He 
served several terms as representative to the state legislature and 
as selectman. 

Children : 

1 Sarah J., b. 21 Sept. 1831, in Otisfield; d. 22 Oct. 1845. 

2 Plummer A., b. 21 Sept. 1838; m. 25 Dec. 1864, Melinda M., dau. of 

Moses and Sally (Brackett) Fogg of Harrison. He is a farmer. 
In 1864 he went to Illinois, where, except one year spent at home, 
he has since lived in Union since 1874. Children: 

1 Stella Lillian, b. 12 May 1866, in Rutland, 111. 

2 Annie May, b. 1 May 1876, in Union. 

3 Frank Leslie, b. 31 Oct. 1877, in Union. 

3 Harriet E., b. 24 Nov. 1841, in Harrison; m. 4 Nov. 1860, Swasey G. 

Burnell, now of Paris. 



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4 Georgianna, b. 9 Jan. 1848; died aged 18 montlis. 

5 Franklin P., b. 24 July 1852; m. 5 Aug. 1879, Clara B., daughter of 

Joseph and Mary (Eichardson) Parker of Norway, Me. He is a 
tinner, 

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Cart Libby, born in Scarborough, 9 Nov. 1798 ; married, in 
Lynn, Mass., Martha Goss of Marblehead, Mass. He lived in 
Lynn until his death. 

He had children : 

1 Lucy, died unmarried. 

2 George Elliot, b. 18o6; m. Olive A. . He is a heeler by trade, 

but is now on the police foi'ce. Child: 
1 Caiy, b. 1871. 

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Hiram Libbt, born in Scarborough, 2 Dec. 1800 ; married, 12 
Jan, 1822, Mary Waterhouse, daughter of Abigail (Libby) 
Waterhouse, 5-2-7-4, He was a farmer, and lived on the farm of 
his birth. He died 3 Sept. 1875, His widow died in the fall of 

1880. 

His children were : 

1 Abba Celia, b. 25 Feb, 1824; m. 29 Nov. 1846, Ammon Low. 

2 Dominicus, b. 11 July 1827; m. Tabitha, dau. of John and Ann 

(Babb) Harmon. He lives on part of his father's homestead. 
Child: ^ 

1 Charles Elson, b. 16 Dec. 1855; m. 18 June 1878, Susie F., dau, 
of Nathan L. and Mary Ann (Knights) Huston of Falmouth. 
Child: 
1 Ella Pearl, b. 7 Jan. 1879. 

3 Dorothy Ann, b. 6 March 1829; m. 21 Dec. 1848, Franklin Torrey, 

4 Eunice Colby, b. 4 Dec. 1834; m. Sumner Libby, 10-5-5-9-3-2, 

5 Emily, ) twins, born )d. 1880;unm. 

6 Henry, J 25 Sept. 1837 ; ) lives on the homestead ; unmarried. 

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Rodney Libby, born in Scarborough, 22 May 1805 ; married, 
24 May 1829, Louisa F, Waterhouse, daughter of Mary (Lib- 
by) Waterhouse, 5-7-8-6, She died 21 Dec. 1849, 18 June 1851, 
he married Mrs, Hannah Doliff, daughter of Dummer and Han- 
nah (McDaniel) Harmon, He was a farmer, and lived near by 
his father's homestead. He died 24 Jan, 1878. His widow died 
10 July, following. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1 Mary Elizabeth, b. 20 Dec. 1829; d. 20 Dec. 1851; unm. 

2 Rose Ann, b. 9 Oct. 1832 ; is unm. 

3 Margaret W., b. IS June 1835; m. 29 Jan. 1860, John H. Berry. 

4 Leander Valentine, b. 14 Aug. 1837; m. 25 May 1861, Alice A., dau. 
of Simeon H., and Alice (Pinkham) Pitts of HoUis. He learned 
the blacksmith's trade in Portland with Benjamin Stevens. He 
is now one of the firm of Hearn & Libby, blacksmiths, Saco, Me, 
No children. 

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354 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

5 narriet Ann, b. 16 Aug. 1839; ra. 31 Dec. 1859, Charles H. Towle. 

6 Miranda W., b. 14 Feb. 1841; m. 17 April 1873, James Frederic 

Chapman. 

7 Frank Enoch, b. 26 Jnne 1843; m. 22 Nov. 1868, Hannah F. , 

He went to Dennison, Iowa, soon after his marriage, and lived 
there until 1874. He tlieu returned to Maine. In 1879 lie again 
went west, and now lives in Colorada Springs, Col. Children: 

1 Charles Francis, b. 24 May 1870. 

2 Alfred Guy, b. 24 March 1872. 

8 Charles Elijah, b. 17 Oct. 1844; m. 13 Sept. 1876, Ella A., dau. of 

Geo. and Livia (Stevens) Slemmons of Westbrook. He occupies 
the homestead farm. Child: 
1 Lucian Percy, b. 17 April 1877. 



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Leonard Libbt, born in Scarborough, 30 Oct. 1810 ; married, 
27 Nov. 1839, Martha Ann Waterhouse, daughter of Na- 
thaniel and Grace (Hewes) Waterhouse. (Nathaniel Waterhouse 
was a son of Nathaniel Waterhouse, 10-2-2-12.) 

Upon his marriage he settled on the homestead of David Libby, 
10-1. He lived there, a farmer, until his death, which occurred 
15 Jan. 1881. His widow and son Roswell still occupy the home- 
stead. 

Children : 

1 Eoswell, b. 2 Nov. 1843; m. 23 June 1870, Martha A., dau. of 

Eben S. and Abigail (Whitmore) Fifield of Deer Island. He is a 
can-maker, and has always been in the employ of the packing 
companies of Portland, but has resided with his father in Scar- 
borough. Children: 

1 Alice Lenora, b. 13 Aug. 1871. 

2 Florence Augusta, b. 9 May 1873. 

3 Hattie Estelle, b. 23 Sept. 1876. 

2 Amerretta, b. 21 Sept. 1846; d. 10 Aug. 1849. 

3 Lot, b. 23 Sept. 1851; m. Anne Burnell. He lives in Gorham, a 

can-maker. No children. 



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Patrick Libby, born in Scai'borough, 5 May 1811 ; married, 25 
April 1839, Olive B. Foy, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia 
(Chute) Foy of Leeds, Me. He is a farmer, and has always lived 
on a farm near his father's. His wife died 7 Dec. 1880. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Mary Ellen, b. 3 June 1840; m. 23 July 1855, Simeon Skillin. 

2 Greenleaf, b. 2 Jan. 1844; d. 5 Nov. 1844. 

3 Koscoe Green, b. 8 Oct. 1848; m. 29 April 1878, Nellie May, dau. of 

James M. and Susan F. (Parker) Small of Deering, born 11 Feb. 
1863. He is a farmer; lives with his father. Child: 
1 Emeretta May, b. 6 July 1879. 

4 Albert Stevens, b. 23 Jan. 1851; m. Cora I. Carr; lives in Sandown, 

N. H. Child: 
1 Edwin A., b. May 1880. 



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355 



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Lorenzo Dow Libby, born in Scarborough, 7 Feb. 1816 ; mar- 
ried, first, 13 Aug. 1835, Ann Andrews, daughter of Isaac and 
Elizabeth (Warren) Andrews of Scarborough ; (died 29 Sept. 
1849) ; second, 20 March 1857, Martha Ellen Moore, daiigh- 
ter of Wm. Edward and Agnes (Mackey) Moore of Porthmd. 
He lived in Scarborough, a farmer, until 1849, and has since been 
a mover and raiser of buildings, in Portland. 

Children, by first wife, born in Scarborough : 

1 Sumner, b. 10 Jan. 1836; m. 27 Aug. 1860, Mary E., dau. of Elliot 

F., and Mary Ann (Frye) Clark of Portland. He is senior mem- 
ber of tlie firm of Libby & Dimmock, blacksmiths and liorse- 
shoers, Portland. Cliildren: 

1 Fred Mariner, b. 31 March 1861; d. 19 Oct. 1862. 

2 Fred Barker, b. 31 March 1863. 

2 Emeline, b. IS April 1839; m. Enos Hubbard Libby, 10-2-1-5-13-2. 

3 Samuel, b. 19 Oct. 1842; lives in Scarborough; unm. 

4 George Washington, b. 29 Aug. 1844; m. 1 Aug. 1868, Annie G., 

dau. of Nathaniel S. and Louisa (Frank) Lawrence of Gray. He 
is a iourneyman horse-shoer, and resides in Deering. No chil- 
dren. 

By second wife ; born in Portland : 

5 Warren Andrews, b. 29 June 1858. 

6 Charles Albert, b. 17 Feb. I860. 

7 Nellie Ashton, b. 9 Dec. 1862. 

8 Edward Everett, b. 30 March 1865. 

9 Myra Bell, b. 30 Oct. 1868. 

10 Mary Elizabeth, b. 1 Nov. 1872. 



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Joseph Libby, born 7 March 1773, in Saco, Me. ; married, first, 
30 Nov. 1797, Lydia Kennard of Limington; second, Lois 
(Pitman) Evans of Dover, N. H. 

He lived in Limington until after the death of his first wife, 
and then moved to Portland, where he married again. In Port- 
land, he worked as ship-carpenter. He died in June, 1836. His 
widow died SejDt. 1853, in Boston, Mass. 

Children, by first wife, born in Limington : 

1 Martha, b. 13 March 1800; m. Levi Barker of Lovell, Me. 

2 William. When last heard from he was a bachelor. 

3 Elizabeth, b. 26 Oct. 180 ; died in Bartlett, N. H. 

4 Joseph, b. 29 Oct. 1809; m. Thankful Willey. 

By second wife, born in Portland : 

5 Charles Henry Smith, b. June, 1823; followed the sea; was mate; 

died in Boston, Sept. 1873; unmarried. 

6 Harriet Higgins, b. Aug. 1825; m. 24 Feb. 1850, Wm. Dyer Mariner 

of Portland, a son of ,J ames Mariner of Cape Elizabeth. Children : 

1 Edwin Herbert (Mariner), b. 23 Dec. 1850; m. 3 Feb. 1874, Ada 

O., dau. of Wm. B. and Mary G. (Bridgham) Bennett of Cape 

Elizabeth. He is a. letter-carrier in the Portland post-office. 

Children : 



356 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Hattie W. (Mariner), b. 6 Sept. 1874. 

2 Herbert G. (Mariner), b. 22 Feb. 1876. 

3 Harrison E. (Mariner), b. IG Feb. 1878. 

2 Frank Hermon (Mariner), b. 22 Aug. 1853; is a bricklayer; un- 

married. 

3 Lucy Ella (Mariner), b. 29 July 1859; d. 26 Aug. 1862. 

4 Fred Everett (Mariner), b. 26 Oct. 1809. 

7 Benjamin, b. Aug. 1827 ; was a seaman ; died in Boston, Mass , Jan. 
1852; unmarried. 

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Bex,jamin Ltbbt, born in Saeo, Me., 30 April 1775 ; mar- 
ried lirst, 25 Dec. 1797, Maegaeet McAethue, the first female 
child l:)orn in Limington, daughter of John and Mary (Miller) 
McArthur. 

He settled, on his father's homestead. He was justice of the 
peace, selectman, etc. His first wife died 30 June 1814, leaving 
a youno- family, and he married second, Patience, daughter of 
DanielRidlon of Hollis. He died Feb. 1866. His wife died the 
next year. 

Children, all born in Limington : 

1 Ferdinand, b. 28 Nov. 1798; d. young. 

2 Harrison, b. 29 Aug. 1802; d. young. 

3 Benjamin Carl, b. 24 April 1804; m. 24 May 1827, Irene Meads, dau. 

of Francis and Mary (Crouch) Meads. He was a farmer and jus- 
tice of the peace. He died 6 Aug. 1871. His widow died 4 Sept. 
1876. Children: 

1 Margaret Anna, b. 17 Dec. 1827; m. 26 Dec. 1855, Byron Wood- 

man Watson of Warner, N. H. 

2 Maria Meads, b. 22 Nov. 1829; lives in Haverhill, Mass. ; unm. 

3 Priscilla Moody, b. 3 July 1832; d. 28 Jan. 1846. 

4 Benjamin Franklin, b. 12 April 1834; d. 28 Sept. 1864. 

5 Pamela Foss, b. 31 Dec. 1835; m. 12 Oct. 1869, in Cleveland, 

Ohio, Theodore Weld Otis. 

6 Elbridge Ogden Hoffman, b. 6 Jan. 1838; d. 10 Nov. 1878, in 

California. 

7 Mary Ellen, b. 8 Dec. 18 ; is a teacher in Cleveland, Ohio. 

8 Kate Julia, b. 25 Dec. 1843; lives in Portland; unm. 

9 Harriet Isabelle, b. 8 Oct. 1846; lives in Cleveland, Ohio, a 

i^PTOllPI* 

4 Eleanor] b. 1.3 Sept. 1806; d. 1813. 

5 Pamelia, b 6 Dec. 1808; m. 24 March 1827, Elder Nahum Foss; d. 

19 Dec. 1872, in Topeka, Kan. 

6 Margaret, b. 6 May 1813; m. 21 July 1842, Alvah Leavitt. 

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Daniel Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 4 May 1779; married, 29 
Nov. 1804, DoECAS McDonald, daughter of Abner and Mary 
(Wiswall) McDon.ald. He early settled on a farm in Limington, 
on which he lived, died, and Avas buried. He died about 1861. 
His widow died later with her daughter Green in Portland. 

Children, all born in Limington : 

1 Abner, left home at the age of 27, and was never afterward heard 

from. Was not married. 

2 David, b. 2 June 1807 ; m. Charlotte Stevens. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 357 

3 Ferdinand, b. 10 June 1809; m. Jane Smith. 

4 Sally, died at the age of 5 years. 

5 Mary M., m. 21 Feb. 1841, Eobert Mitchell. 

6 Gideon, m. 20 March 1S37, Lydia T., dau. of James and Paitli (Kob- 

erts) Horn of Somersworth, N. H. He was a shoemaker by trade. 
In November, 1847. for reasons unknown to the compiler, he de- 
serted his wife with six children under nine years of age. 7 Jan. 
1848, he wrote to her from Providence, R. I., but she has not 
heard from him since. She and her family live in Portland. 
Children : 

1 James, b. 24 Dec. 1838, in West Milan, N. H. 

2 Harrison Daniel, b. 2C Feb. 1840, in Limington, Me. 

3 Frank Gideon, b. 17 Oct. 1841, in Great Falls, N. H. ; d. in Camp 

Fort Tyler, Texas, 10 May 1804. 

4 Lydia Ann, b. 20 March 1843, in Lowell, Mass. ; d. 7 May 1846, 

in Limington. 

5 Arthur, b. 20 Nov. 1844, in Cambridgeport, Mass. 

6 Justin, b. 29 March 1846, in Limington. 

7 Mary Elizabeth, b. 7 April 1847, in Limington; m. 5 June 1868, 

Hiram C. Ayers of Portland. He died in Cleveland, Ohio, 17 
Jan. 1873. Child: 
1 Ella Augusta (Ayers), b. 26 Oct. 1868. 

7 Jane, m. 19 Dec. 1842, George Green of Portland. 

8 Arthur, d. in Limington, aged 22. 

9 Caroline, m. Thomas Bowditch of Troy, N. T. 
10 Ansel Lewis, m. Leonice Allen. 

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David Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 30 I^ov. 1796 ; married, 5 Oct. 
1823, Sally Beret, daughter of John and Jane (Milliken) Berry 
of Saco. He lived on his father's farm, and sold off the most of 
it in small pieces. He died 13 April 1871. After his death his 
widow sold what remained, and bought the house she now occupies 
m the village. ' 

Children, all born in Saco : 

1 Martha Jane, b. 27 Dec. 1825; m. 12 Nov. 1856, Samuel M. Harmon 

of Buxton. 

2 Sarah Elizabeth, b. 7 Jan. 1828; is in the Insane Asylum at Augus- 

ta. She was never married. 

3 David, b. 14 Feb. 1830; m. 4 April 1852, Abigail Libby, 1-1-3-9-7-8. 

He was for many years in business in Portland, as blacksmith. 
He now lives in Thomasville, Ga. His wife died 27 Aug. 1880. 
Children: 

1 Frank, b. 6 Jan. 1853; m. 13 June 1878, in Portland, Mrs. Al- 

mira HuU. She died in Dublin, Ga., 4 July 1881. Child: 
1 daughter, b. 1881. 

2 Ellen, b. 2 March 1855 ; d. 21 Aug. 1873. 

3 Emma, b. 29 June 1863 ; d. 29 March 1872. 

4 Sadie, b. 2 June 1870. 

4 Caroline, b. 23 July 1832; m. 25 July 1857, Otis R. Hamilton of Lynn, 

Mass. 

5 Joseph Franklin, b. 13 Dec. 1834; d. 23 June 1853. 

6 Gideon, [Rev.], b. 13 March 1837; m. 9 April 1871, in Sterling, 111., 

Maria, dau. of T. Quigley of Janesville, Ohio. He was prepared 
for college at the Saco high school, and graduated at Bowdoin in 
1863. He graduated at the Garrett Biblical Institute in 1867, and 
. became a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church. From 
that time, except one year that he was teacher of mathematics in 
the Rock River Seminary, he preached in Illinois. He died in 
Kings, 111., 6 Sept. 1879. His widow now lives in Sterling. Chil- 
dren: 



358 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Cora May, b. 6 Sept. 1872, in Alden, 111. 

2 Eddie LeRoy, b. 24 Dec. 187o; d. 28 Aug. 1874, in Dunlieth. 

3 Frank, b. 14 Sept. 1870, in Channahou. 

4 Grace Lorena, b. 22 Dec. 1879. 

7 William Henry Harrison, b. 29 Jan. 1840; m. 5 Aug. 1861, in Cam- 
bridgeport, Mass., Emma A., da^^. of Jeremiah and Susan L. 
(Keyes) Crosby of Orland, Me. He is a carpenter by trade. He 
worked in Massacliusetts a short time before the war, and enlist- 
ed in the 17th Mass. Infantry. After his discharge he worked in 
the navy yards at Charlestown, Mass., and Kittery, Me. In 1865 
he moved to Louisville, Ky., and in 1873 settled on a quarter-sec- 
tion in Reno, Rice Co., Kans., where he has since been a farmer. 
Children : 

1 Irene M. , b. 12 Aug. 1868, in Chelsea, Mass. 

2 William G., b. 25 April, d. 7 Oct., 1867, in Louisville. 

3 Emma C, b. 8 June, d. 2 Aug., 1869, in Louisville. 

4 Helen C, b. 29 Nov. 1870; d. 2 May 1871, in Louisville. 

5 Mary E., b. 28 Oct. 1872; d. 23 Jan. 1873, in Louisville. 

6 Walter G., b. 17 Oct. 1874, in Rice Co., Kan. 

7 Edna C, b. 13 Nov. 1878, in Rice Co., Kan. 



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Tristram Libbt, born in Saco, Me., 4 May 1805, marrierl first, 
16 June 1830, Sarah H. Butterfield of Boston; (died 11 Aug. 
1831 ); second, 30 J\\\j 1833, Dorothy Belknap, dausjliter of John 
and Rutli (Fay) Belknap of Westborougli, Mass. He is a cabinet- 
maker by trade, and worked in Boston on piano-fortes from 1828 
to 1845. He then settled on a farm in Livermore, Me., and lived 
on it until 1875, wlien he bought the farm he now lives on in Can- 
ton, Me. His wife died in Canton, 13 Oct. 1878. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Charles Mclntire, b. 26 June, d. 24 Aug., 1831. 

By second wife : 

2 Sarah L., b. 24 May 1834; m. 20 Jan. 1853, John S. Whitney. 

3 Ann E., b. 10 April 1836; m. 1st, 21 Jan. 18-58, Eliphalet C. Morse; 

2d, 27 Sept. 1871, Asa H. Gould. 

4 Maria R., b. 8 Jan. 1838; m. 2 Oct. 1867, Alderman Baker. 

5 William, b. 11 April 1839; m. 8 Oct. 1874, Caroline F., dau. of Theo- 

dore H. and Joan S. (Fosdick) Lunt of Reading, Mass. He en- 
listed for three years in Co. C, 20th Me. Infantry, and was perma- 
nently disabled at Petersburgh, Va. Unfitted for a life of 
bodily labor, he took a preparatory coui'se at Hebron, and subse- 
quently graduated from Colby and Newton institutions. He is 
now the settled pastor of the Baptist Church in North Sutton, 
N. H. Children: 

1 Wilfred Hale, b. 31 Dec. 1877. 

2 Percival Tristram, b. 15 April 1880. 

6 Mary A., b. 24 March 1841; m. 2 May 1867, Albion W, Bryant of 

Andover, Me. 

7 Shuah A., b. 8 Sept. 1843; m. 19 May 1869, Charles J. W. Robinson 

of Island Falls, Vt. 

8 Eleanor S., b. 6 Feb. 1847; m. 21 Jan. 1873, Everett J. Mann of Na- 

tick, Mass. 

9 Florilla, b. 4 May 1849; d. 3 April 1866. 
10 Adelia C, b. 9 May 1851; d. 12 Feb. 1868. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 359 

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Daniel Libby, born 8 Oct. 1810, in Saco, Me. ; married, 5 Sept. 
1829, DoECAs G. Dennett, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Gould) Dennett of Buxton. He was a cooper by trade, and 
afterward took up carpentering. He was in business in Buxton 
until 1844, excej^t brief periods that he was in Boston and West- 
borough, Mass. From 1844 his life was spent in Saco, in Bidde- 
ford, (where he was in trade), and in Boston, in business as car- 
penter and as grocer. He died in Biddeford, 20 Jan. 1852. His 
widow died in Saco, 24 Jan. 1881. 

Children : 

1 Frederick Fogg, b. It July 1830; m. Hannah A. Hutchins of Kenne- 

bunk. He worked at carpentering, and as an operative in the 
cotton mills. He died 2 Aug. 1859. His widow married John 
Brackett of Buxton, and died in Biddeford about 1865. Children: 

1 Emma Frances, b. 23 Dec. 1851; m. Frank Hoppins. 

2 George Winfield, b. 13 March 1853: is a journeyman carpenter. 

3 Albert William, b. 17 Aug. 1855; went to sea in boyhood, and 

has not been heard from for many years. 

4 Hosea Austin, b. 7 Jan. 1857; d. 2 Sept. 1858. 

2 Darius G., b. 11 July 1834; m. 17 Nov. 1860, Mary E., dau. of Elijah 

and Sarah (Huntress) Hamlin of Browufield. He is a carpenter 
by trade, but has also been in the second-hand furniture busi- 
ness. He i-esides in Saco. Children : 

1 Rosilla Ellen, b. 23 Sept. 1861. 

2 Howard Hamlin, b. 31 Dec. 1863. 

3 Edward Ellsworth, b. 28 Feb. 1865. 

4 Elvira Jane, b. 17 Sept. 1860. 

5 Frank Haines, b. 13 Sept. 1873. 

3 Jason Hovey, b. 5 Sept. 1838; m. 1 Jan. 1857, Sylvia M., dau. of 

John Darling of Auburn, Me. After his marriage he lived in 
Auburn, with his father-in-law. He partially learned the shoe- 
maker's trade, and was a clerk in a grocery store. About 1868 
he moved back to Biddeford, and was a barber until his last sick- 
ness. He died 7 Aug. 1879, having outlived his wife, (she died 18 
July 1877), and his five children. They were: 

1 Charles Orlando, b. 4 Jan. 1863 ; d. 9 Jan. 1865. 

2 child, died in infancy. 

3 child, died in infancy. 

4 Lih Josephine, b. 8 Oct. 1873; d. 12 Feb. 1876. 

5 Jason Eugene, b. 2 Oct. 1875; d. 11 Aug. 1877. 

4 Elizabeth Adeline, b. 24 Sept. 1840; m. 13 Dec. 1866, Charles H. 

Smith of Buxton. 

5 Charles Orlando, b. 8 March 1843 ; m. 3 Jan. 1866, in Darlington, S. 

C, Mrs. Mary Jane Dubose, dau. of Wiley J. and E. A. K. (Ful- 
wood) Floyd of that place. He served four years (in two enlist- 
ments) in the Maine Infantry. He was discharged in Charleston, 
S. C, and immediately settled in Darlington, where except three 
years, (1868-1870), during which he was chief marshal, he has since 
been a merchant. No children. 

6 Alice Ann, b. 27 April 1847; m. 1st, Bernice Pi. Bean of Buxton; 2d, 

Michael McGawley of Lewiston. 

7 Frances Anna, b. 24 Aug. 1850 ; d. 16 Jan. 1876 ; unm. 

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Asa Ltbbt, born in Eliot, Me., 22 Jan. 1813 ; married, 28 Nov. 
1833, Elizabeth E,. Yeaton, daughter of Barnabas and Philadel- 



360 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

pliia (Jinkins) Yeaton of Newcastle, N. IT. He served a seven 
years' a])]>reiitieeslup with Samuel M. Dockum of Portsmoutli, N. 
H., in the cabinet maker's trade, and worked as journeyman in 
Portsmouth until 1850. In that year he started business in South 
Berwick, Me., and the next year removed his business to Boston, 
Mass., Avhere he continued it until his death. He was killed by 
the bursting of a cannon in a 4th of July celebration in Boston, 
1857. Hiswidow still lives where she has lived most of the time 
since her marriage, on the homestead farm in Eliot. 

Children : 

1 Mary Ann, b. 16 April 1834, in Newcastle; m. 22 Aug. 1858, Thomas 

J. Burt of Buxton. 

2 Orlando, b. 28 Xov. 1835; learned the cabinetmaker's trade with 

S. M. Dockum, and worked for his father in Boston. He enlisted 
in Co. D, 5th Reg. N". H. Vol., and, after three months' service, 
returned home to die. He died in Eliot, 1 July 1862, unmarried. 

3 Georg-e Wallace, b. 19 March 1837. in Portsmouth, IST. H.; married, 

26 iSTov. 1866, Fanny C, dau. of Henry and Adeline (Yeaton) Tarl- 
ton of Newcastle. He is by trade a cabinet maker, but works at 
carpentering in Dorchester, Mass. He served as musician in the 
13th Reg. N. H. Vol. Children: 

1 Addie, b. 19 July 1868, in Newcastle. 

2 Emma, b. 18 July 1870, in Dorchester. 

Born in Eliot : 

4 Joseph Winslow, b. 6 Nov. 1838; m. 24 April 1862, Lucy Ann, dau. 

of Alexander and Mary (Taylor) Pettigrew of Kittery. He is a 
farmer. He lived on part of his father's homestead farm until 
about 1872, and then bought the farm near by, which he now 
lives on. Children : 

1 Alfred Woodbury, b. 10 March 1863. 

2 Cora Estelle, b. 6 Nov. 1865. 

3 Flora Belle, b. 4 Aug. 1868. 

4 Nellie May, b. 18 June 1871. 

5 Henry Harrison, b. 8 Aug. 1840; m. 17 Jan. 1864, Addie, dau. of 

John and Betsey (Lear) Wight of Newcastle, N. H. He learned 
the cabinet maker's trade with his father, but, after his father's 
death, worked in a molding manufactory. He died in South 
Boston, Mass., 17 Jan. 1864. His widow lives with her mother in 
Newcastle. Only child : 
1 Orlando, b. 28 Oct. 1869, in South Boston. 

6 Alfred Appleton, b. 28 March 1842 ; he was a journeyman carpen- 

ter. He served in the war as principal musician of the 5th N. H. 
Regimental band. He died in Eliot. 22 April 1877; unm. 

7 Ellen Flora, b. 25 Dec. 1843 ; m. Isaac Austin Packard. 

8 Frank Folsom, b. 18 Jan. 1846; was a carpenter; died 14 Jan. 1871, 

in Lynn ; unm. 

9 Kate Elizabeth, b. 29 Feb. 1848; m. Washington A. Elwell of South 

Berwick. 
10 Alice Jane, b. 16 April 1850; died same day. 

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Samuel Libbt, born in Scarborough, 18 June 1780; mar- 
ried, 26 Jan. 1809, Betsey Towle, daughter of Phineas and 
Sarah (Leavitt) Towle of Buxton. He grew up in Buxton, and 
settled on half his father's homestead farm. 27 Feb. 1847, his 
wife died, and himself 4 March 1849. 



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361 



1 James, b. Oct. 1809 ; m. Sarah Berry of Limington. About 1838 lie 

went to Lowell, Mass.. (where he married), to work in the 
powder mills. About 1848 he settled on a farm in Stow, Mass., 
and- lived there until about 1875, when, his wife having died, he 
sold his farm. It was reported that he had removed to Nova 
Scotia. Children : 

1, 2 died in infancy. 

S Josephine, married Baker. 

2 Phineas, b. 22 Oct. 1811; m. Mary Hanson. 

3 Eunice, b. 4 Nov. 1813; m. John Alexander of Biddeford. 

4 Harriet, b. 22 Jan. 1816; m. 29 Jan. 1843, as second^ wife, John 

Alexander. 

5 Elisha, b. 20 June 1818; m. Elizabeth B. Wilson. 

6 Olive, b. 28 Dec. 1820; died aged nineteen. 

7 Sarah Towle, b. 14 March 1825; m. 21 Feb. 1S4Y, Stillman Hanson. 

8 Joseph Gardner, b. 19 May 1827; m. IS Nov. 18.54, Ellen H.,dau. of 

Nathaniel and Lucy (Thurston) Googin of Saco. Since 18.52 he 
has been employed in the cotton mills in Biddeford. Children: 

1 Christie Belle, b. 24 Oct. 1868; d. 17 April 1874. 

2 Harry Pvemington, b. 19 June 1872; died 22 April 1874. 

A daughter of Jeremiah Blaisdell of Lebanon, whom they took to 
live with them in 1876, bears the name: 
a Hattie Parmelia (Libby), b. 1 July 1867. 

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Daniel Libby, born in Buxton, Me., 28 Oct. 1790 ; married 
Lydia Spencee, daughter of William Spencer of Baldwin. He 
removed to Baldwin, married, and settled on the farm now occu- 
jiied by Hiram Spencer, There he died, 15 Dec. 1855, and his 
widow, 21 Aug. 1858. 

Children, all born in Baldwin : 

1 Dearborn Blake, b. 8 Sept. 1822. He always lived on the home- 

stead. He married Kate , and died 25 April 1867. His 

widow married Geo. H. Noble, and went west, with her chil- 
dren. They were : 

1 Eliza Jane, born about 1866. 

2 Dearborn Walter, born about 1867. 

2 Sarah, b. 28 April 1826; m. 28 June 1848, John C. Hill. 

3 Eliza Jane, b. 16 Aug. 18:30; d. 29 Aug. 1863; unm. 

4 Olive Maria, b. 12 Sept. 1838; m. Chas. E. Noble. 

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Benjamin Libby, born in Buxton, Me., 31 May 1798 ; married, 
16 Aug. 1836, Clarissa Noble, daughter of George and Sarah 
(Spencer) Noble of Baldwin. He lived on part of his father's 
homestead, a farmer, and died 24 March 1868. His widow lives 
with her son George. 

Children, all born in Buxton : 
1 Stephen Hanson, b. 5 June 1837; m. Jan. 1861, Adeline, dau. of Ira 
and Eliza (Wallace) Wallace of Westbrook. He lives in Sacca- 
rappa, a mill-hand. His wife died 15 June 1878. Children: 

1 Clara Ellen, b. 3 Nov. 1861 ; d. 13 Jan. 1862. 

2 Ada Lilla, b. 19 Feb. 1863; m. 13 May 1879, Charles H. Strout 

of Westbrook. 



362 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Stephen Ira, b. 10 IMay 1865. 

4 Elisha, b. 19 .Jan. 18()7. 

2 Albert, b. 4 .Tune 1889; m. 13 Feb. 186.S, Mary Ellen, dau. of Daniel 

and Martha (Noble) Edgerly of Parsonsfield. After his mar- 
riage, he owned and occupied a farm in Buxton three years, and 
one in Cornish five years. Since Oct. 1871 he has been a hostler 
in Saccarappa. Children: 

1 Clara Emma, b. 7 June 1864. 

2 Frank Arthur, b. 1 Dec. 1866. 

3 Bertie Leroy, b. 29 April 1879. 

3 son, b. 5, d. 6, Jan. 1845. 

4 George, b. 31 Nov. 1847; m. 3 Dec. 1878, Eose, dau. of Thomas and 

Margaret (Burns) McGuire of Calais, Me. He lives in Saccarap- 
pa, a day laborer. No children. 

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Moses Ltbby, born in Scarborough, 25 Dec. 1781 ; married, 28 
May 1809, Sally Lawrence, daughter of Ephraim and Sally 
(Sartelle) Lawrence of Gray. He was carried to Gray when three 
or four months old. He was a farmer, and had his father's home- 
stead, wliich he increased in size from 50 to 170 acres. He died 
26 Sept. 1850. His widow died 2 April 1864. 

Children, all born in Gray : 

1 Mary, b. 10 Sept. 1809; d. 5 March 1849; unm. 

2 Kebecca Cobb, b. 20 May 1812; ra. Aimer Libby, 11-7-1-10-5. 

3 David Lawrence, b. 16 Aug. 1814; m. 10 May 1843, Elizabeth Ann 

Jordan, born 10 June 1815, dau. of Israel and Hannah (Deake) 
Jordan of Gray. He started life for himself at the age of 21, and 
soon earned enough to buy the farm now occupied by Noah 
Eicker. He let this until his marriage, and then settled on it 
himself. Twelve years later he bought out the other heirs of 
his father's homestead, and has since lived there. No children. 

4 Louisa, b. 13 Oct. 1816; m. 4 Dec. 1844, Joseph Mountfort of Gray. 

5 Charles Welch, b. 7 Feb. 1819; m. Mary Jane Mayberry. 

6 Ephraim, b. 30 Aug. 1821; lost his mind by fits; always lived on 

the homestead, and died 28 Oct. 1878. 

7 Asa B., b. 31 July 1824; m. 1st, 19 May 1850, Mary Susan, dau. of 

Thomas and Nancy (Clark) Webster of Gray; (died 22 April 
1862, in Hammond, Wis.); 2d, 18 June 1863, in Hammond, .Julia 
W. Barrows of Worcester, Mass. She died at Eiver Falls, Wis., 
1872. He removed to Wisconsin soon after his first marriage. 
He lived for some time in Hammond, St. Croix Co., and while 
there filled the positions of justice of the peace, county super- 
visor, and chairman of the board of supervisors of the town. He 
now resides in New Eichmond. Children, by first wife: 

1 Martin N., b. 8 May 1851 ; d. 16 May 1851. 

By second wife, born in Hammond : 

2 Orrin G., b. 9 June 1864. 

3 William S., b. 24 Jan. 1866. 

4 Mabel G., b. 28 March 1868. 

5 Lottie L., b. 13 March 1870. 

8 Warren, b. 27 May 1827; m. 23 Nov. 1864, Mary Matilda, dau. of 

Abdel George and Maria (Paullin) Kiler of Yellow Springs, Ohio. 
After becoming of age, he studied at Whitestown, N. Y., Oberlin, 
O., and Antioch, and became a teacher. He served three years 
as volunteer in a Wisconsin regiment, and ruined his health in 
the service. He afterward lived in Wisconsin, Missouri, and 
Ohio, and since 1879, at Colorado Springs, Col., where his health 



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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 863 

has improved, and he is occupied as newspaper agent and dealei* 
in 5 and 10 cent goods. He had no chiklren, but in 187(i adopted 
from the Mount Auburn orphan asylum at Cincinnati, O., a child: 
a Annie Maria Legge, b. 28 Oct. 1870, on Guernsey Island, Eng. 
9 Nathaniel S., b. 14 Jan. 1830; m. 18 April 1852,Sarah L. Freeman of 
Gray. He lived at home, carrying on tlie homestead after his 
father's death, until 1856. He then went west, and has cleared 
farms successively in Roscoe, Minn.. Hammond, Wis., and in Lin- 
neus, Linn Co., Mo., where he has lived since 1806. He and his 
wife are members of the Congregational Church. Children: 

1 Oscar F., b. in Gray, 9 Dec. 1852; is i^racticing law in Laclede, 

Mo. ; unm. 

2 Mary Louisa, b. in Gray, 19 April 1855 ; m. 26 March 1877, Jo- 

seph B. Chittora; died 17 Sept. 1881. 

3 Walter, b. 31 Aug. 185S, in Roscoe, Minn. 

4 Ernest L., b. 9 July ISCO. in Roscoe, 

5 Lucy T., b. 11 Feb. 186:3, in Hammond, Wis. 

6 Sarah T., b. 18 May 1866, in Hammond. 

7 Lucius F., b. 10 March 1869, in Hammond. 

8 Lottie L., b. 6 June 1870, in Linn Co., Mo. 

9 JS'athaniel, b. 1:3 June 1874, in Linn Co. 
10 Gracie G., b. 28 June 1879. 

10 Lyman Moses, b. 22 Aug. 18:33 ; m. 15 Dec. 1875, Carrie Arnquist of 
Star Prairie, Wis. In 1852. he apprenticed himself to Matthias 
Libby, 11-7-2-6-10, in Portland, for the carpenter's trade. He did 
not complete it, however, but went to Waltham, Mass., and was 
two years in a fui-niture store. In 1855, he settled in what is now 
the town of Hammond, St. Croix Co., Wis., and became a bviilcler. 
After the war he was employed in Missouri, rebuilding coimty 
buildings which had been destroyed during the war. In 1872, he 
returned to Wisconsin, and settled in ISTew London, where he 
owns and runs the "Excelsior" steam planing mill, and carries 
on a general commission and lumber trade. Children: 

1 Agnes Bell, b. 19 Nov. 1876, in New Richmond. 

2 Lyman, b. 14 Aug. 1878, in New Richmond. 

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Capt. Andrew Libbt, born in Gray, Me., 20 Nov. 1786 ; mar- 
ried, 13 July 1809, Susan H. Small, born 9 Feb. 1787, daugh- 
ter of Isaac and Susan (Hobbs) Small of Gray. 

He settled at first on Dutton Hill, but in 1817 settled on the 
farm now occupied by his son-in-law Whitney. There he lived 
and died. He was a captain in the militia, and was a number of 
years selectman of Gray. His wife died 2 Dec. 1852. He died 
28 May 1872. 

Children, all born in Gray : 

1 Ann, b. 9 Nov. 1809; m. 22 Sept. 1835, Seth Leavitt. Previous to 

her marriage, she bore a son who took the name : 
1 Jedediah (Libby), b. 16 Jan. 1834; was brought up by his 
grandfather Libby, and is now a farmer in Gray. He mar- 
ried, 27 Jan. 1869, Hetta, dau. of Samuel B. and Almira 
(Hayes) Parsons of Gray. Children: 

1 Nettie Weston, b. 2 Feb. 1871. 

2 Harry Lee, b. 18 Oct. 1875. 

2 Lewis, b. 12 Oct. 1811; m. Harriet, dau. of Lemuel Jackson of 

Paris, Me. He settled on the farm in Gray now occupied by 
John Hunt. In 1852 he went to California, mining, but soon be- 
came a contractor for paving streets in San Francisco. In 1854, 
he returned to his native town, and died a week later, 4 Sept. 
1854. His widow died 10 July 1873. Children: 



364 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA.] 

1 Hiram Francis, born about 1837; d. 12 Nov. 1856. 

2 .Jackson, b. May, d. 15 Auf?., 1841. 
3, 4. 5 children : died in infancy. 

3 Emeline H., b. 9 Aug. 1814; m. Winslow Hicks. 

4 Aphia S., b. 12 Sept. 181G; m. Silas Leighton. 

5 Matilda Cobb, b. 6 Jan. 1819; d. 12 Oct. 18.jS; umn. 

6 William Andrew, b. 6 Ju,ne 1821; m. 23 July 1848, Sophia B., dau. 

oi' Matthew and Fannie (Delano) Stetson of New Bedford, Mass. 
She now lives in Fairhaven, Mass. Children: 

1 Fannie S., b. 26 June 1851, in Fairhaven; m. It Nov. 1870, 

Wm. F. Alden. 

2 Mary H., b. 9 Feb. 1854; died 22 Jan, 1863. 

3 William A., b. 1 July 1856. 

4 Susie E., b.' 28 Aug. 1858. 

5 Lester L., b. 20 Aug. 1860, in Ottowa, El. ; died 20 April 1872. 

6 Aimer, b. 2 March 1862. 

7 Delia M., b. 3 April 1865. 

7 Susan S., b. 14 Oct. 1823; m. 24 Feb. 1850, Solomon Conantof West- 

brook. 

8 Sophia, b. 12 May 1826; d. 23 Nov. 1855. 

Maria Frances, b. 20 Jan. 1830; m. 30 Oct. 1850, Alfred S. Whitney 
of Gray. 



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Solomon Libby, born in Scarborough, 5 Oct. 1789 ; married, 
3 March 1818, Martha Fogg, daughter of George Fogg of Bux- 
ton. He was a farmer. Two years after his marriage he re- 
moved to what was then Harrison, now Naples, and settled on 
the farm occupied now by his children. He died 24 Aug. 1863, 
His wife died 26 Aug. 1859. 

Their children were : 

1 George Warren, b. 21 March 1819; m. 2 Feb. 1869, Mrs. Amanda 

Moody, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Walker) Bennett. He has al- 
ways lived at home, a farmer. His wife died 10 March 1876. No 
children. 

2 Dorcas Ann, b. 21 Aug. 1820; m. John Lamb of Naples. 

3 Jordan, b. 13 Feb. 1822; died 25 June 1832. 

4 Hezekiah, b. 19 Oct. 1824; m. 4 Aug. 1856, Laura Nelson, dau. of 

Ziba and Almira (Forbes) Thayer of Paris, Me. From the age 
of 19, he was eight years a clerk in Harrison and Paris. He then 
removed to Portland, and was two years a clerk with H. J. Lib- 
by & Co. From Portland he removed to Boston, where he was 
nine years a salesman, and then became a member of the dry 
goods house of Anderson, Heath & Co. He stayed with them 
until a few months after the great fire of 1872. In 1877 the firm 
of Libby & Clark was formed, in which he continued until his 
death, which occurred very suddenly, 17 Oct. 1881. Children: 

1 Georgie Anna, b. 19 June 1857, in Paris ; unm. 

2 Ella Josephine, b. 4 April 1859, in Boston. 

3 Alice May, b. 20 Dec. 1864. 

5 Caroline, b. 5 Feb. 1827; died 16 .July 1832. 

6 Martha Frances, b. 25 June 1829; m. March 1853, Merrill T. Files 

of Gorham. 

7 Jordan Rackleff, b. 23 April 1832; m. 11 Feb. 1862, Mary Ann, dau. 

of Wm. and Sophia (Gammon) Wether bee of Naples. He lives 
on part of the liomestead, a farmer. No children. 

8 Carrie, b. 18 Feb. 1836; lives at home; unm. 



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365 



Osgood Libbt, born in Scarborough, 18 Sept. 1810; married 
first, 4 May 1834, Eliza Pltjmmek, daughter of Moses and Mar- 
garet (Simonton) Phiramer of Raymond; (died 29 May 1838) ; 
second, 14 March 1841, Deborah (Roberts) Sawyer, born 18 Aug. 
1813, daugliter of Reuben and Rebecca (Majory) Roberts of 
Casco. He has always been a farmer on his father's homestead. 

Children, all born in Scarborough; by first wife : 

1 Eufus, b. 12 July 1835; d. 6 July 1836. 

2 Eliza Ellen, b. 28 Sept. 1837; d. 9 April 1838. 

By second wife : 

3 Franklin Sawyer, b. 5 Feb. 1842; m. 20 Oct. 1868, Annie G., dau. of 

Charles F. and Emeline (Eicbards) Dow of Cape Elizabeth. He 
served nine months in Co. H, 25ih Maine Vol. He is a black- 
smith by trade, but has been a butcher since 1870. He lives in 
Cape Elizabeth. Children: 

1 Lottie May, b. 7 April 1870, in Scarborough. 

2 Charles Franklin, b. 29 March 1877, in Scarborough. 

4 Dennis Jinkins Sawyer, b. 13 May 1845; m. 27 Dec. 1870, Sarah Jane, 

widow of Frederick W. jSTichols, and dau. of Sylvanus and Annie 
D. (Golder) Ling. He is a farmer, and lives on a part of his 
father s farm. Ouly child: 
1 Edward Elmer, b. 26 Jan. 1879. 

5 Eliza Plummer, b. 13 May 1845; d. :30 Jan. 1851. 

6 John Osgood, b. 27 Jan. 1849; d. S Feb. 1851. 

7 Charlotte EUza, b. 29 May 1853; d. 15 Feb. 1866. 

8 Henry Rufus, b. 7 Sept. 1855; m. 19 Feb. 1876, Mary Catherine Lib- 

by, 1 1-7-2-6-2-5-1. He lives with his father. Children: 

1 John Osgood, b. 22 April 1877. 

2 Carrie Ella, b. 22 Sept. 1878. 



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Capt. Reuben Libby, born in Scarborough, 13 Sept. 1772 ; 
married Dorothy Libby, 10-5-5-12. He always lived on his fa- 
ther's homestead. He was a militia captain. His death occurred 
10 Sept. 1877. His wife died 6 March 1874. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Bradford, b. 5 Sept. 1812; m. 1844, Caroline, dau. of Caroline (Lib- 

by) Harmon, 1-1-6-4-9. About 1850 he moved to Portland, where 
he worked as ship-carpenter. He died there, 17 Oct. 1864. His 
widow died in Foxborough, Mass., 9 Feb. 1874. Children, all 
born in Portland : 

1 Milton, b. 12 Dec. 1850; m. 17 Oct. 1874, Harriet Susan Libby, 

10-5-5-9-3-9. He is an Eastern Eailroad employee, residing 
in Portland. No children. 

2 Cordelia, died 10 July 1853. 

3 Angelia, b. 23 April 1853 ; d. 23 Aug. 1876, in Scarborough ; unm. 

4 Marietta, b. 23 Feb. 1855; is unmarried. 

2 Arexine, b. 10 July 1814; lives at home; unm. 

3 Phebe, b. 23 March 1816; m. Silas J. Libby, 11-6-5-5-1. 

4 Harretta, b. 9 July 1818; num. ; is a milliner in Portland. 

5 Stillman, b. 10 Sept. 1820; d. 26 Oct. 1864. He was a bachelor, and 

lived at home. 



366 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

6 Milton, b. 12 March 1823; married 10 June 1872, Louisa Libby, 

l().l.(i.4-2-l. He removed to Portland, where he was for a long 
time a truckman, and is now an employee of theW. U. Telegraph 
Co. Children: 

1 Mary Louise, b. 7 Jan. 1853 ; is unmarried. 

2 Charles Frank Milton, b. 1 Aug. J8()5; d. 5 Dec. 18G9. 

He also adopted a son of Thomas Gould of Portland, and gave him 
the name : 
a Frank Everett Robert (Libby), b. 4 June 1872. 

7 Lucy Ann, b. 30 Jan. 182.5; m. Augustus Bean of Tuftonborough, 

N. H. 

8 Mary Frances, b. 10 June 1828; is unmarried. 

9 Benjamin Franklin, b. 28 Dec. 1831; lives at home, a bachelor. 



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Samuel Maer Libby, born in Scarborough, 28 Dec. 1785 ; mar- 
ried first, Mercy Dyer, daughter of David aud Hannah (Higgins) 
Dyer of Cape Elizabeth ; (died 9 Dec. 1831) ; second, Sarah 
(Libby) Brown, 11-7-8-3-1. 

He went with his father to Gardiner, and settled on a farm. 
He had at times worked as ship-carpenter, and occasionally after 
his removal to Gardiner, went down to Portland to work ; but 
his chief occupation was farming. After living in Gardiner a few 
years, he sold his farm to his brother Sewall, and bought another 
in Litchfield. After his first wife's death, he bought a farm in 
Lewiston, and there died 8 June 1858. His wife died 26 Oct. 
1854. 

Children, by first wife, born in Scarborough : 

1 Hiram, b. 9 Dec. 1810; m., 1838, Elizabeth L., dau. of Simeon and 

Mary (Stevens) Lawrence of Gardiner; (died 9 April 1801); sec- 
ond, 1 July 1803, Lucy Jane, widow of Charles Buzzell, dau. of 
John and Sarah (Harmon) Kobinsou of Portland. He went from 
Gardiner to Boston in 1845, and thence to Cape Elizabeth, in 
1850, where he has since been a farmer. Children : 

1 Emma, b. 15 May 1839; m. 1st, 31 Jvdy 1802, Geo. S. Dyer; 2d, 

14 June 1870, Wm. E. Keith. 

2 Charles, b. 12 Jan. 1840; d. 22 Aug. 1847. 

2 Catherine, died in Scarborough, 8 Nov. 1812, an infant. 

Born in Gardiner : 

3 Arthur, b. 30 Oct. 1814; m. 14 Oct. 1850, Prudence Emerson, dau. 

of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Emerson) Montgomery of Boothbay, 
Me. He was a sailor 16 years, and then settled in Boston, Mass., 
where he still resides, a carpenter. Only child : 
1 Sarah Emily, b. 4 July 1854; is unm. 

4 Lovinda, b. 25 Sept. 1819; m. 1 Jan. 1839, Jos. L. SmaU. 

5 Benjamin, died at the age of 8 years. 

6 Sylvanus, died at the age of 2 years. 

7 Sylvanus Dyer, m. 2 Oct. 1851, in San Francisco, Cal., Sarah A., 

dau. of Josiah and Sarah (Jordan) Dunn of Dixfield, Me. He 
settled in Port Gamble, Wash., in 1858, and still lives there. No 
children. 

8 Mercy Jane, died 29 May 1858; unm. 

9 Gardner, died aged two years. 

10, 11 infants, born and died in Litchfield. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 367 

By second wife, born in Lewiston : 

12 Joseph, b. 15 Aug. 1835; m. 30 June 1860, Abbie C, dau. of John 
and Caroline (Smith) Small of Bowdoin. He was a carpenter by- 
trade, and was at work in Boston when the war broke out. He 
enlisted in Co. K, 19th Mass. Vol., and served until the close of 
the war. After the war he resided in Boston until May, 18(57, 
when he removed to New York, and thence, in 18G9, removed to 
Calfornia. He died 6 Feb. 1880, in Oakland, where his widow 
still lives. Children: 

1 Charles Cyrus, b. 16 June 1861, in Bowdoin ; d. 9 March 1862. 

2 George Elmer, b. 1 Dec. 1865, in Ca^je Elizabeth, Me. 

3 Edith Carrie, b. 5 Aug. 1869; died 9 May 1877. 
1.3 Sarah, b. 7 Dec. 1837; m. Moses Briggs. 



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Cypeus Libbt, born in Scarborough, 27 Feb. 1794; married, 
5 Feb. 1826, Sarah Maxavell, daughter of Williana and Ruth 
(Davenport) Maxwell of Cape Elizabeth. He was a farmer. He 
removed with liis father to Gardiner, and lived there until his 
death, 19 Feb. 1847. His widow still lives. 

Children : 

1 William M. , b. 28 May 1816 ; m. Olive Pease of Anson, Me. He live^^ 

in Gardiner a short time after his marriage, and then went t^ 
Milford, Mass., where he was a truckman. His wife died in Mil- 
ford, and he then went to Boston, and shortly after to Minnesota. 
From that state he started across the country for Pike's Hill. 
He was never afterward heard from, and is supposed to have 
been killed. Children: 

1 Abbie, married in Massachusetts. 

2 Frances, is married. 

3 Charles, died at about the age of fifteen. 

4 Maria, is married. 

2 Sewall, b. 16 Nov. 1817; lives in Gardiner. 

3 Catherine Fogg, b. 9 Feb. 1820 ; m. Ebenezer Sawyer of Cape Eliza- 

beth. 

4 Shirley, b. 4 May 1822; m. 25 Nov. 1845, Mary A., dau. of Elizabeth 

(Libby) Harmon, 10-2-1-6-1; (died 4 March 18.53); 2d, 27 Nov. 
1867, Abiah E., dau. of Lemuel and Eliza J. (Wolcot) Pvodding of 
Vermoiat. He is a farmer. In 1865 he removed from Gardiner 
to Belchertown, Mass., where he has since lived. Children, by 
first wife : 

1 Clarence E., b. 3 June 1847; m. 27 Nov. 1871, Susie F., dau. of 

Andrew and Ann Magrath of Calais, Me. He was employed 
seven years in the Boston market, and for eight years has 
been a policeman. Adopted child : 
a Clarence (Libby), b. 8 June 1871, in Calais. 

2 Henry H., b. 7 May 1852; unm. He is in the cattle business in 

Nebraska. 

By second wife: 

3 Gertrude A., b. 30 June 1871, in Belchertown. 

5 Keuben, b. 25 March 1824; married 31 Dec. 1854, Nancy M., dau. of 

James and Martha C. ( lieecher) Stoddard of Gardiner. Hq 
learned the mason's trade, and in 1857 removed to JNIinnesota. 
In the latter part of his life he was in the flour and feed business. 
He died in Winona, of consumption, 10 June 1881. Children: 

1 George F. P., b. 24 March 1856, in Gardiner. 

2 Frederic S., b. 4 Oct. 1858, in St. Peter, Minn. 



368 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 Minnie M., b. 25 Sept. 1861 ; died 22 Oct. 1862. 

4 Capitoba B., b. 26 May 18G4, in Winona; died 22 Sept. 1864. 

5 Mary F., b. 2 4 Ang. 1S66. 

6 Keuben W., b. 12 March 1870; died 27 July 1873. 

7 Sarali M., b. 7 July 1872; died 24 May 1874. 

8 Henry W., b. 10 Feb. 187 . 

9 Eubie M., b. 11 Aug. 187 ; died 14 March 187 . 

6 Kufus Mavr, b. 26 Aug. 182('); married in Boston, Sophronia A., 

dau. of Ebenezer and Louisa (Pease) Pratt of Anson, Me. He 
was a house-carpenter. When a young man he removed to Bos- 
ton, where his widow now lives. He died in Cape Elizabeth, 
Me., 17 Feb. 1879. Children: 

1 Eeuben Wallace, died in infancy. 

2 Clarendon Lynn, died in infancy. 

3 Adell Louisa, b. 11 Aug. 1857; m. Chas. E. Collins of Anson, 

Me. 

4 Harry Lee, b. 6 Aug. 1857; is an ornamental painter. 

5 Charles Franklin, died aged four years. 

6 Ernest Bertrand, died aged five months. 

7 Jessie Bird, b. 23 Nov. 1864. 

8 Millian Durant, b. 8 Aug. 1S66. 

9 Thursa Estella, b. 9 Feb. 1S6S; died in October following. 

7 Kuth M., b. 16 Dec. 182S; m. Jonathan Norris of East Livermore. 

8 George F., b. 30 May 1830; died in 1831. 

9 Mary P., b. 28 April 1833; unm. ; lives in Lewiston. 

10 Woodbury J., b 5 Oct. 1836; m. 5 July 1869, Isabella Jane, dau. of 

Sylvanus and Isabella (Glendenning) Hussey of Mapleton, Minn. 
He learned the mason's trade in Boston, but has been a farmer 
since 1865. Children: 

1 Mary Lelah, b. 17 May 1870, in Mapleton; d. 2 March, 1872. 

2 Gertrude M., b. 29 Dec. 1873, in Mapleton. 
8 Catherine B., b. 5 June 1879, in Mapleton. 

11 Sarah E. , \ twins, born I died aged 22. 

12 Lucy A., ) 22 July 1840; ) died in infancy. 



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Sewall Libby, born in Scarborough, 4 Dec. 1797 ; mar- 
ried, 20 Oct. 1821, Catherine Haley, daughter of Joshua and 
Ann (Dill) Haley of Lisbon. He went with his father to Gardi- 
ner, where lie settled on his father's homestead, and lived until his 
death, 11 March 1874. His wife died 17 Aug. 1871. 

Children, all born in Gardiner : 

1 Alvin B., b. 2 Sept. 1822; m. 27 April 1851, in Boston, Mrs. Hannah 

Fickett, dau. of Adams and Hannah (Charaj^ney) Foster. He is 
by trade a carpenter. Since 1844 lias lived for the most part in 
Boston. Since 1871 he has been engaged in the manufacture and 
sale of artists' woodwork. No children. 

2 Joshua, b. 10 March 1824; d. 7 June 18:32. 

3 Dexter, b. 27 Sept. 1826; m. 27 Sept. 1855, Susan S., dau. of Eliakim 

and Susan (Shaw) Norton of Gardiner. He and Dennis spent 
three years from 1851 in California. After his return he was in 
the hardware business in Gardiner until his death, 29 Oct. 1865. 
His widow married, 3 Jan. 1861), Orrison Dill. Children: 

1 Cora E., b. 8 Sept. 18.56; d. 7 June 1863. 

2 Clara E., b. 27 Nov. 1857; d. 11 Sept. 1858. 

3 Frankie, b. 3 Oct. 1859 ; d. 13 March 1862. 

4 Freddie, b. 18 April 1862; d. 23 June 1863. 

5 George Dexter, b. 15 Aug. 1864. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 369 

4 Dennis M., b. 4 Dec. 1829; m. 1st, 22 Sept. 1859, Patience, dau. of 

Michael and Patience (Knox) Ilildreth of Gardiner; (d. 29 Jan. 
1SH5); 2d, Ann O. Adly; (d. 30 Xov. 1868). He was in the stone 
bnsiness in Gardiner, and died there 8 Oct. 1871. Children, by- 
first wife : 

1 Patience ISTettie, b. 6 Jan. 1865; d. 22 Sept. 1865. 

By second wife : 

2 IN'apoleon Howard, b. 9 Nov. 18(58. 

5 Cordelia, b. 10 Dec. 1831 ; d. 29 Nov. 1873. 

6 Eunice H., b. 23 Jan. 1836; m. 23 Feb. 1863, Enos Edgecomb. 

7 Mercy A., b. 27 May 1838; m. 11 Feb. 1862, Moses Mansland. 

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Seth Libbt, born in Webster, Me., 5 June 1806 ; married, 17 
Sept. 1835, Susan Alexander, daughter of Thomas and Betsey 
(Dixon) Alexander. He settled at first on a small farm in Web- 
ster, but after his father's death he took the homestead in Wales, 
where he has since lived. 

Children, born in Webster : 

1 William Alexander, b. 22 June 1836; m. 1st, 11 Dec. 1866, in Boston, 

Mass., Emma A., dau. of Luke Bicknell; (d. 20 April 1867); 2d, 
30 Dec. 1869, Frances J., dau. of Elizabeth (Libby) Haley, 
10-5-2-11-2. He learned the mason's trade in Boston, and is now 
in business in Lewiston. Child: 
1 Josiah Milton, b. 28 Aug. 1871, in Lewiston. 

2 Eebecca Laura, b. 29 April 1838 ; m. Edwin Lyman. 

Born in Wales : 

3 Llewellyn Small, b. 11 Sept. 1842; m. 7 July 1866, Maria T., dau. of 

Wm. Jordan. He served two years in the late war, and now lives 
with his father, a farmer. No children. 

4 George Henry, b. 24 Aug. 1844; m. 25 Avig. 1868, Anita Crosas, dau. 

of Oliver O. and Sarah B. (Osgood) Carlton of East Boston. He 
is by trade a ship and house-joiner, and has lived in East Boston 
since 1865. Child: 
1 Herbert Alphonzo, b. 23 Jan. 1869, in East Boston. 

5 Josiah Nelson, b. 28 April 1849 ; d. 2 Dec. 1873, in East Boston. 



10-5-8-4-6 

Nathan Libby, born in Scarborough, 4 Jan. 1797 ; married, 11 
Oct. 1821, Mart Ledoit Babb, daughter of Peter and Lucy 
(Bailey) Babb of Westbrook. At the age of 19 he went to Sac- 
carappa, Westbrook, and went to work for a stone-mason. Soon 
after he went into business himself, and continiied it until about 
five years before his death. The remainder of his life he worked 
in the Cumberland paper-mills. He died 12 Nov. 1855. His 
widow died 8 Sept. 1876, with her daughtei-, in Meriden, Conn. 

Children, all born in Westbrook : 

1 David Bailey, b. 11 June 1823 ; married 1846, Sarah Maria Libby, 
10-5-:j-4-8-l. He is a stone-mason at Saccarappa. Children: 
1 Aphia Maria, b. 15 Dec. 1846, in Scarborough; m. 31 Aug. 1875, 
Oliver P. McCarty. 
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370 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

2 Lucy Jane, b. 22 Dec. 1848, in Westbrook ; is iinm. 

3 Mary Etta, b. 30 April 1850, in Westbrook; m. 17 Nov. 1866, 

Charles Fickett. 

4 Angler Haskell, b. 7 July 1853, in Westbrook ; lives at home ; 

unmarried. 

5 Susie Ellen, b. 22 July 1858, in Westbrook; m. 30 May 1880, Al- 

lien P. Mason. 

2 Khoda Ann, b. June, 1825; caught her clothes afire and was burned 

to death. May, 1828. 

3 Mary Elizabeth, b. April, 1827; died aged one year. 

4 Cyrus Edwin, b. 3 May J828; m. 1st, 1852, Ann J., dau. of James 

and Betsey (Jordan) Cobb of Westbrook; (died 1 March 1864); 
2d, May 1872, Sarah D. Gaskill of Norwich, Conn. He is a 
house-carpenter. He lived in the vicinity of Westbrook until 
about 1869, when he removed to Meriden, Conn. Children, all 
by first wife : 

1 Martha E., b. 27 Feb. 1853, in Cape Elizabeth; m. Isaac C. Lib- 

by, 1-6-5-2-8-3-2. 

2 Fred E., b. 22 Sept. 1858, in Westbrook; died 22 Sept. 1881; 

num. 

3 Annie C, b. 30 Aug. 1861 ; died 3 May 1863. 
5, 6 died in infancy. 

7 Mary Eliza, b. 3 May 1834; m. 19 Feb. 1852, Israel Augustus Ked- 

man of Ellsworth. 

8 Kebecca Jane, b. 1 May 1837; m. 7 Sept. 1856, Jabez Mariner of 

Cape Elizabeth. Children: 

1 James Elmer (Mariner), b. 14 May 1861. 

2 Mary Wolcott (Mariner), b. 9 Dec. 1866. 

9 Harriet Babb, b. 3 Sept. 1839; m. Charles Wolcott of Wethersfield, 

Conn. 
10 Afta Maria, b. 12 Sept. 1841; died Sept. 1847. 
n Lucy, died aged 6 months. 
12 Ella Frances, b. 20 Feb. 1846 ; m. Charles Lewis of Meriden, Conn. 

10-5-3-4-7 

Isaiah Libby, born in Scarborough, 17 May 1799; married, 
first, 27 Jan. 18*25, Elmira Skillings, daughter of Simeon and 
Rebecca (Skillings) Skillings; (died about 1834); second, 25 
Dec. 1840, Miriam Butterfield, daughter of Wm. and Susan- 
nah (Bootliby) Butterfield of Standisli. Shortly after his raai^ 
riage, he began to work in Portland, and after his first wife's 
death he remoA^ed thither. He was successively a truckman, con- 
fectioner, and grocer. He died 25 May 1872. His widow still 
lives in Portland. 

Children, by first wife, born in Scarborough : 

1 Lucy Ann, b. 17 Jan. 1825; m. 15 May 1866, Granville M. Bradbury. 

2 John Skillings, b. 5 July 1328; m. 16 Nov. 1857, Mary Frances, dau. 

of Ezekiel and Betsey (Harmon) Prout of Scarborough. He lived 
Avith his grandmother Libby and uncle Eliakim, "and had the 
homestead farm in Scarborough. Children: 

1 Clarence Eugene, b. 2 Aug. 'i860. 

2 Mary Ellen, b. 14 Feb. 1863. 

3 Oscar Franklin, b. 12 Oct. 1871. 

3 Statira, b. 21 Oct. 1831 ; died aged two years. 

By second wife, born in Portland : 

4 Susan Frances, b. 15 March 1843 ; m. 3 Aug. 1864, William G. Patch 

of Portland. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 371 

5 Samuel Butterfield, b. 31 March 1845: m. 7 May 1862, at the age of 

17, Albertina v., dan. of and (Eoberts) Olds of Port- 
land. She Avas untrue to him, and he left her, and went into the 
war. He served until the close. She bore several children dur- 
ing the period that she was his wife, of whom the author knows 
nothing. He married second, his cousin Olive, dau. of Wm. and 
Mary (Mussey) Butterfield of Standish. He lives in Cape Eliza- 
beth, and has for some years been employed in supplying traders 
with fancy goods from a cart. Children, by second wife : 

1 Geneva, b. 14 May 1871. 

2 Minnie Eva, b. 23 May 1877. 

3 Georgia Ellen, b. 5 Oct. 1878. 

6 Abbie Jane, b. 9 March 1847; m. 1 May 1865, Lewis Pray of Port- 

land, a carriage manufacturer. He is a son of Ira Pray of Sand- 
wich, N. H. No children. 

10-5-3-4-10 

John Skillings Libby, bom in Scarborough, 15 Oct. 1807 ; 
married, 4 July 1829, Eliza Beeey, daughter of James and Bet- 
sey (Harmon) Berry of Buxton. He early removed to Portland, 
and was for many years a barber there. He died 13 Jan. 1877, 
in Wakefield, Mass. In his latter years he became an active tem- 
perance worker, and was buried by. a lodge which he formed in 
Massachusetts. His widow lives with her son Hosea I. 

Children, all born in Portland : 

1 James Berry Insley, b. 11 Dec. 1832; m. 27 Aug. 1857, Lucinda E., 

dau. of Benjamin and Sophronia (Caldwell) Hutchins of Dixtield. 
He is an hostler in Portland. Children : 

1 James Benjamin, b. 11 Jan. 1858. 

2 Eliza Elenette, b. 9 March 1865. 

3 Hosea Decatur, b. 17 Sept. 1867. 

4 Frederick (Jharles, b. 17 Aug. 1870. 

2 Hosea Insley, b. 6 April 1834; is a bachelor; a i:)lasterer and stucco- 

worker in Portland. 

3 John Franklin, b. 18 Oct. 1835; went out in the Mechanic Blues, 

Co. B, 1st Maine Vol. ; served three months, and died shortly 
after his return home, 27 May 1862. He was not mari-ied. 

4 Charles Henry, born and died Oct. 1837. 

5 Elizabeth Ellen, b. 2 Oct. 1838; m. 4 Jan. 1860, Joseph B. Parsons of 

Portland, a son of S. N. Parsons of Cape Elizabeth. Children : 

1 Mary Ella (Parsons), b. 2 Oct. 1860; d. 3 Jan 1862. 

2 Charlotte E. (Parsons), b. 2 Nov. 1861. 

3 Albert Dow (Parsons), b. -30 April 1864. 

4 Samuel N. (Parsons), b. 27 July 1866; d. 13 June 1868. 

5 Charles Henry Dow (Parsons), b. 27 Feb. 1871. 

6 Josephine Beals (Parsons), b. 27 May 1873. 

6 Mary Frances, b. 18 May 1841 ; d. 27 May 1850. 

7 Ann Maria, b. 12 Sept. 1842; is unmarried. 

8 Alice Henrietta, b. 28 Jvme 1848; m. Robert Chase. 

10-5-3-5-4 

ElihuLibbt, born in Scarborough, 14 May 1800; married, 25 
Dec. 1827, Nancy Dyer, daughter "of Samuel and Mary (Yoxmg) 
Dyer of Cape Elizabeth. He settled on part of his father's home- 
stead, and there died, 29 Nov. 1856. His widow and family still 
occupy the farm. 



372 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Samuel Francis, b. 6 Dec. 1828; m. Dec. 1857, Octavia, dau. of 

Benjamin and Content (Elliot) Bailey of Deering. He was a 
farmer and teamster. He settled on the homestead farm of his 
father-in-law. There he died, .5 Aug. 1876, and liis widow still 
lives. Only child : 

1 Frank, b. 29 Dec. 1850 ; calls himself Benjamin Franklin. He 
is a market-gardener. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. 13 Xov. 1830; m. 27 Dec, 1857, Pdchard G. Rice. 

3 Sarah, b. 29 Nov. 1832; is unmarried. 

4 Amos, b. 14 Xov. 1834; m. 16 Oct. 18.50, Lucy Ellen, dau. of Otis and 

Ehoda (Babb) Trickey of Westbrook. He learned the carpenter's 
trade in Portland, and subsequently became a trvickman. In 
Sept. 1862, he enlisted in the army, and died at Arlington Heights, 
26 Nov. 1862. His widow and family live on her grandfather's 
homestead. Childreu: 

1 Otis El wood, b. 6 Feb. 1861, in Portland. 

2 Mabel Alnora, b. 8 April 1863, in Deering. 

5 Susan Bailey, b. 26 May 1837; d. 9 Aug. 1862; iinm. 

6 Dorcas Esther, b. 11 Dec. 1838; d. 12 Nov. 1872; unm. 

7 James Lewis, b. 13 Dec. 1840; d. 1 Nov. 1861; unm. 

8 William Dyer, b. 9 April 1844; m. 24 Sept. 1868, Lucy Maria Lar- 

rabee, 11-7-2-6-4-2-2. He lives with his father-in-law, on a farm, 
and also carries on his business as carriage maker. Children, 
all born in Scarborough : 

1 John Marshall, b. 24 Sept. 1860. 

2 Carrie Wilmena, b. 13 Sept. 1871. 

3 Barak Littlefield, b. 22 June 1874. 

4 William Martin, b. 29 Oct. 1876. 

5 Theresa May, b. 12 May 1879. 

9 Nancy Caroline, b. 17 Sept. 1845; d. 24 Dec. 1869; unm. 

10 Alvin Bacon Rand, b. 6 March 1848; lives at home; unmarried. 

10-5-3-5-6 

Ends Libby, born in Scarborough, 8 Sept. 1805; married, 20 
Sept. 1831, Dorcas Stone, daughter of Daniel and Susan (Crock- 
ett) Stone of Liniington. He settled on a farm in Scarborough, 
near the Cape Elizabeth line, and still lives there. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Augusta Lowell, b. 7 Dec. 1834; m. 14 June 1864, Ansel A. Thurs- 

ton of Scarborough. 

2 Asbury, b. 5 March 1836; m. 10 Jan. 1872, Olive A., dau. of John 

and Olive (Swett) Moody. He is in company with his brother 
William Henry, in the ice business, making their ice on their 
own farm, and marketing it in Portland. Child: 
1 Olive Bertha, b. 15 Sept. 1877. 

3 William Henry, b. 13 July 1838; m. 4 April 1865, his cousin, Susan 

E., dau. of Nathaniel and Sally (Stone) Hill of Buxton, widow of 
Henry Hoaghland. He was successively a truckman and carpen- 
ter in Portland, and is now in the ice business. His residence is 
Cape Elizabeth. Child: 
1 Cora Martha, b. 4 Nov. 1869, in Cape Elizabeth. 

4 Sarah Ann, b. 24 June 1840; m. Geo. B. Thurston. 

5 P:ilen Caroline, b. 1 Sept. 1842; m. Elbridge G. Johnson. 

6 Freedom, b. m Oct. 1844; m. 28 June 1870, Ruth, dau. of Ruth (Lib- 

by) Johnson, 11-7-2-6-11. He is a blacksmith by trade, and is in 
business close by his father's home. Children: 

1 Charles Johnson, b. 28 March 1871. 

2 Ella May, b. 9 Sept. 1879. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 373 

10-5-4-1-1 

Simeon Libby, born in Scarborough, 11 Jan. 1784; niaiTied 
Sally Lombard, daughter of Richard and Lydia (Bangs) Lom- 
bard. 

Soon after his. marriage he removed to Otisfield, and cleared a 
farm, whereon he lived until 1832. He then took his family back 
to Gorham to live with his brother-in-law, Simon Lombard, a 
bachelor, and he worked as carpenter in Bangor. After a few 
years he returned to Gorham, and settled on the farm now occu- 
pied by Charles Martin Libby, 10-5-4-1-1-6-6. His wife died 18 
July, and he, 14 Dec, 1870. 

Children, all born in Otisfield : 

1 Abigail, b. 26 "Nov. 1810; m. Carsley. 

2 Simon, b. 21 June 1812 ; m. Rebecca A. Morse. 

3 Sally, b. 26 Aug. 1814; m. Samuel Libby, 6-4-8-5-4. 

4 John, b. 26 Nov. 1816; d. .3 Dec. 1817. 

5 Solomon Lombard, b. 27 Oct. 1818; m. Mary A. Bangs. 

6 Samuel, b. 22 Aug. 1820 ; m. Rosalia B. Lombard and Damaris Stone. 

7 Joseph, b. Oct. 1822; d. 3 Aug. 1825. 

8 Benjamin Franklin, b. 6 Oct. 1824; m. Lavinia P. Whitney. 

9 Henry True, b. 9 Oct. 1826 ; m. 28 Oct 3 851, Sarah Cobb of'Standish. 

He enlisted as private in the 1st Maine Reg. of Cavalry, and was 
afterward promoted to supernumerary second lieutenant. In 
1863 he was master mechanic on Fort McClary, Kittery Point. 
His occupation before the war was that of millwright, and since 
the war he has been engaged in setting up stationary engines and 
boilers. His wife died June 1872, in Standlsh, and he now lives 
in Washburn, Aroostook County. Children: 

1 Edwin T., b. Oct. 1854, in Portland; m. 2 Sept. 1874, Sarah F. 

Hill of Parsonsfield. He is by trade a blacksmith, and was 
some time in business at Lake Sebago. 

2 RosaUa B., b. Feb. 1858, in Portland; m. 1880, in Hiram. 

3 Henrietta, b. March 1861, in Windham; d. Oct. 1872, in Stan- 

dish. 

4 Wenzel C. b. Oct. 1865, in Portland. 

5 J. Bertwell, b. Oct. 1870, in Standish. 

10 Betsey Cobb, b. 14 Nov. 1828; m. Wilder Mack Libby, 10-5-4-1-8-2. 

11 Edwin E., b 6 April 1831 ; m. 21 May 1854. Lydia G., dau. of James 

and Lucy (Lombard) Xason of Windham. He has been a jour- 
neyman carpenter. He now resides in North Windham. Chil- 
dren : 

1 James Edwin, b. 2 Nov. 1855, in Portland; m. 16 Jan. 1877, 

Lila M., dau. of Stephen B. and Mary E. (Porter) Smith of 
Portland. He is a stair-builder in Portland. Child : 
1 Edwin Stephen, b. 18 Feb. 1879. 

2 George Albion, b. 6 Sept. 1857, in Windham. He is a music 

teacher. Unmarried. 

3 William Francis, b. 26 Nov. 1865, in Gorham. 

4 Albert Edward, b. 2 Aug. 1871, in Gorham. 



10-5-4-1-2 

Joseph Cutts Libby, born 4 Dec. 1785, in Scarborough ; mar- 
ried, 15 Feb. 1809, Betsey Phinney, daughter of Stephen and 
Anna (Hustin) Phinney. She died 7 March 1824, and in October, 
1826, he married her sister Love Phinney. He lived at first on 



374 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AINIERICA. 

the farm now owned by Randall Elder, and afterward on that now 
owned by his son, Daniel Cutts Libby. He died 6 Sept. 1835. 
His widow died 22 May 1851. 

Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 David P., b. 9 Jan- 1810; m. Ann L. Hodges. 

2 Mary Ann, b. 21 April 1811; d. 24 A us?., following. 

o Mary Ann, b. 16 June 1812; m. Joseph Yarney Libby, 10-5-4-15-3. 

4 Stephen, I twins, born ) died same day. 

5 Simeon, ( 16 June 1814; f died 21 Aug. same year. 
(i Elizabeth, b. 8 June, d. 5 Oct., 1815. 

7 Daniel Cutts, b. 22 Oct. 1817; m. 19 March 1851, Euth Woodman, 
dan. of Daniel and Octavia (Woodman) Mosher. He settled on 
his father's homestead farm, and has ever since resided thereon. 
Children : 

1 Fred Melville, b. 20 April 1852; m. 2 May 1872, Nancy Buckley 

Libby, 1-i -3-9-7-3-3. He lives at home. 

2 Ida Octavia, b. 16 Dec. 1853; m. 7 Jan. 1875, Albert M. Hamblen. 

3 Andrew Clinton Mosher, b. 12 Aug. 1855; d. 6 June 1863. 

4 Ella Winona, b. 22 Jan. 1857. 

5 Mary Alice, b. 6 June 1860. 

6 Andrew Clinton, b. 28 April 1863. 



10-5-4-1-5 

Daniel Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 18 March 1792 ; married 
first, 22 Jan. 1818, Martha Morton; (died 31 Dec. 1821); sec- 
ond, 19 May 1822, her sister, Alice Morton. He lived on the 
farm now occupied by Daniel Johnson. He was of a mechanical 
turn, and used to make carts, wheels, plows, etc. He died 11 
May 1826. His widow married second, 29 Sept. 1828, Henry W. 

EI well, and third, Bourne. She died 6 April" 1874, in East 

Bridgewater, Mass. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Albert Harding, b. 20 Dec. 1819; m. 12 Aug. 1845, Eliza Ann, dau. 

of Samuel and Elizabeth (Murch) Woodward of Gorham. He 
learned the blacksmith trade, and excels in his art. He was a 
number of years foreman of the smith shop of the Portland Com- 
pany, Portlnnd, Me., and since 1859 has been foreman in the 
smith shop in Dunkirk, N. Y., which was formerly that of the Erie 
11. 11. Co., and now run by H. G. Brooks & Co. Children: 

1 Josephine A., b. Sept. 1847; m. 18 Oct. 1877, Francis Suke. 

2 Clara Isabel, b. 14 June 1854; m. 25 Dec. 1877, Arthur S. Scott. 

3 Frank Loring, b. 10 April 1856 ; is a blacksmith ; unm. 

By second wife : 

2 Daniel F., b. 24 Aug. 1823; m. Eoxanna L. Jones. 

3 Samuel S., b. 22 Jan. 1825; m. 3 July 1856, Patience E., dau of Da- 

vid and Eliza (Bowie) Farr of Portland. Except two West India 
voyages, and one half-day in the powder-mills at Gorham, (dvir- 
ing which half-day — the first of an intended permanent service — 
it strangely happened that three mills and a canal-boat were 
blown up, he being one of only seven who escaped alive), he 
was, until 1876, a steel- worker in the Portland Company's works. 
He is now a farmer in Durham. Children : 

1 Eugene S., b. 19 Nov. 1860. 

2 Samuel W., b. 9 Jan. 1864. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 375 

3 Alice E., b. 29 Dec. 1866. 

4 Milton J., died young. 

5 Hannah B., b. 22 April 1871. 

6 Bertie V., b. 30 .June 1874. 

7 JohnB., b. 10 Sept. 1876. 
4 Martha, married Alden Eeed. 

10-5-4-1-8 

Ai LiBBT, born in Gorham, Me., 21 Nov. 1799 ; married, first, 
1 Dec. 1824, Maktha Skillings, daughter of Benjamin and Ann 
(Hamblen) Skillings; (died 11 Oct. 1831) ; second, 3 March 1833, 
Elizabeth Files, daiighter of Joseph and Ann (Haskell) Files. 
He lived on his father's homestead, and died there 22 June 1837. 
3 March 1854, his widow married Samuel Johnson. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Wilder Mack, b. 3 March 182-5; d. 21 Sept. 1826. 

2 Wilder Mack, b. 15 Feb. 1827; m. 2 April 18,50, Betsey Cobb Libby, 

10-5-4-1-1-10. He lived at home four years after his marriage, 
and then bought the farm on which he has since resided. He 
has been sexton of the Methodist church more than twenty 
years. Children : 

1 Olive Adelaide, b. 8 Sept. 1852; m. 25 Aug. 1870, James L. 

Haines. 

2 Emma Eudora, b. 22 July 1855 ; m. .30 Nov. 1873, Cortez F. Berry. 

3 Albert Francis, b. 21 Dec. 1858; unm. He is a blacksmith, and 

carries on his business close by his father's. 

4 Gertrude Lillian, b. 19 March 18U5. 

5 Alice Inez, b. 22 June 1869. 

3 Lewis, b. 10 Jan. 1829; is a bachelor. He lives on the homestead 

farm. He has been three years selectman, and two years col- 
i lector, of Gorham. 

4 Franklin Skillings, b. 12 June 1831; m. 1 Jan. 1854, Abby P., dau. 

of Stephen and Lydia (Parker) Heald of Lovell, Me. He was a 
blacksmith. He was in the employment of the Portland Com- 
pany, — the last five years of his life as foreman. His widow and 
only surviving son live in Gorham. Children: 

1 Ai Henry, b. 25 July 1855; d. 25 Oct. 1856. 

2 Lewis F., b. 21 Sept. 1857; m. 8 Aug. 1879, Lillie Pkunmer of 

Gorham. He is a farmer. Child: 
1 Frank S., b. 26 Sept. 1880. 

3 Charles Johnson, b. 12 April, d. 3 May, 1859. 

4 Howard, b. 12 Sept., d. 24 Nov., 1860. 

Children of Ai Libby, by second wife : 

5 Martha, b. 20 Sept. 1834; m. 2 Jan. 1854, Charles Johnson. 

6 Kose Ann, b. 6 April 1836 ; m. 23 April 1855, Matthew Johnson. 

10-5-4-2-3 

Ephraim Libby, born in Scarborough, 30 Oct. 1784 ; married, 
26 Jan. 1807, Mary Blake, daughter of John and Deborah 
(Tuckerman) Blake of Gorham. He owned and lived on, at differ- 
ent periods of his life, three farms in Gorham, and one in Naples. 
At the time of his death he was living with his son Andrew, but 
he died in Gorham on a visit to his son Allison, 6 Oct. 1866. His 
wife died 18 April 1866. 



376 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Cliildren, all born in Gorham : 

1 Sally, b. 22 Oct. 180S; m. Capt. Joab Libby, 1-1-3-8-2-1. 

2 Deborah, b. 5 March 1810; m. 1 Jan. 1828, Jacob Dmgley. 
S Eliza, b. 18 Feb. 1812; d. 20 Aug. 181.3. 

4 Abigail, b. 12 May 1814; m. Samuel Pearce of ISTew Gloucester. 

5 Allison, b. 7 Feb. 1817; m. 4 June 1848, his cousin, Mary P., dan. of 

Peter and Thankful (Blake) White of Sebago. He is a farmer, 
and, except four years in Harrison, has always lived in Gorham. 
Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Abby Jane, b. 18 Feb. 1841). 

2 Charles Edward, b. 20 July 1852; unm. He is an employee in 

the paper mills in Pepperell, Mass. 

3 Harland L. Page, b. 2 Feb. 1856 ; unm. He is a farmer and 

school-teacher. 

4 Samuel Lenwood Dingley, b. 25 March 1865. 

6 Andrew, b. 9 Aug. 1819; m. 27 Dec. 1843, Mary Ann, dau. of Samu- 

el and Margaret (Jordan) Dingley of Casco. Seven years preced- 
ing his marriage he lived at Edes' Falls, (then in O'tisfield, now 
in Naples), four of which years he was in the employ of Wilkin- 
son Edes. He then removed to Eaymond, and went into the 
lumber business. In 1860 he bought and moved onto the place 
he now occupies in Casco, and has since been a farmer. He is 
also a member of the firm of Libby, Gould & Strout, sugar shook 
and stave manufacturers. He was three years one of the select- 
men of Raymond, and the same number in Casco. (Children: 

1 Margaret Ellen, b. 6 June 1846; m, 11 March 1849, Isaiah B. 

Gould of Raymond. 

2 Harriet Elizabeth, b. 9 July 1850; is unmarried. 

7 Hugh, b. 21 Dec. 1822; d. 5 Jan. 1823. 



10-5-4-2-4 

Allison Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 8 March 1787 ; married 
Lois Cross, daughter of Dea. Thomas and Lucy (Hovey) Cross 
of Gorliam. 

He settled in Harrison soon after his marriage, and cleared a 
farm in the north part of the towm, and thereon resided until 
1831. He then bought the farm now occupied by his son. The 
latter years of his life were of a roving description. He died 
with his sister Abigail, in Harrison, 10 Aug. 1869. His wife died 
25 Feb. 1860. 

Children, all but the first born in Harrison : 

1 James P., d. 21 Nov. 1812, aged a few weeks. 

2 Harriet Cross, b. 23 May 1814; m. 1st, Eben Richardson; 2d, Jona- 

than Seavey. 

3 Leonard Cross, b. 12 June 1817; m. 24 Oct. 1847, Abigail B., dau, 

of Joshua and Joanna (Rose) Trafton. He is a farmer, and has 
lived nearly all his life on the farm he now occupies in Harrison. 
Children: 

1 Charles Badger, b. 11 Oct. 1848; d. 3 Nov. 1851. 

2 Ellen Preble, b. 10 July 1850; unm. 

3 Herbert Appleton, b. 8 Aug. 1853; unm. ; lives at home. 

4 Caroline, b. 27 May 1819; m. 1st., Nathaniel Harmon; 2d, Daniel 

Richardson. 

5 Louisa, b. 15 Dec. 1820 ; m. Daniel Richardson, the same that mar- 

ried Caroline. 

6 Ann, b. 15 July 1822; m. John Goddard. 

7 Mary Gage, b. 12 Aug. 1827; m. Major Plaisted, 11-7-3-6-6. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION, 377 

10-5-4-2-7 

Hugh Liebt, born in Gorluiin, Me., 26 May 1793; married, 23 
March 1826, his cousm, Theouosia Small, daughter of Elizabeth 
(Dam) Small, 11-7-5-2. He was a farmer, and owned and occu- 
pied several farms. He was for many years sexton of the Con- 
gregational church. He died with his son John Francis, 8 July 
1872. His wife died 10 April 1850. 

Children : 

1 infant, born and died 11 .June 1827. 

2 Elizabeth, b. 23 June 1828; d. 10 Feb. 1829. 

3 William Henry, b. 28 Feb. 1830; m. 28 Jan. 1868, in San Francisco, 

Cab, Catherine, dau. of John and Mary (Lions) Norton of Eox- 
bury, Mass. He went to Cabfornia in 1853. He is now in the 
express business in San Francisco. Children: 

1 William Henry, b. 25 Dec. 1868. 

2 John Thomas, b. 22 March 1870. 

3 Catherine Frances, b. 9 .Jan. 1872, 

4 Charles Watson, b. 6 March 1874. 

5 AHce EUzabeth, b. 5 Nov. 1876. 

6 Albert Small, b. 25 July 1879. 

4 EHzabeth Dam, b. 1 Jan. 1832; m. John Watson of St. Paul, Minn. 

5 John Francis, b. 17 May 1834; married 27 Nov. 1862, Zilpha Libby, 

10-5-4-2-13-1. He was in California from 1856, three years, and 
has since resided in his native town. He is a house-painter, but 
lives on a farm. Child : 
1 Lee Allen, b. 21 Dec. 1864. 

6 Thomas Eoby, b. 17 Dec. 1839; m. 3 March 1861, Abby, dau. of Le- 

ander and Eliza Ann (Eumery) York of Hollis. He is a saw-mill 
hand, and lives in Hollis, on Bonny Eagle Island. Children: 

1 William Eugene, b. 21 March 1862, 

2 George Edwin, b. 4 Dec. 1865. 

3 Elizabeth Etta, b. 24 Jan. 1869. 

4 Bertie Lee, b. 16 June 1876. 

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Henry Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 15 July 1795 ; married, 5 
Dec. 1822, Dorcas Jordan, daughter of Hezekiah and Eunice 
(Davis) Jordan of Raymond. 

He lived in Raymond always after liis marriage, except a period 
of five years which he spent in Gorham, He was a carpenter by 
trade, and always worked at coopering; but lived on a farm. He 
owned and occupied several farms in Raymond ; the last was that 
now owned by his son-in-law, Sewall Welch, There he died 29 
Dec. 1849. His wife died 5 April 1845, 

Children, all born in Raymond but 4 and 5 : 

1 Abigail, b. 29 July 1825; m. 12 May 1850, Sewall Welch. 

2 Mary Ann, died at the age of 3 weeks. 

3 Susan, b. J830; d. 21 Feb. 1849. 

4 Harriet Ebza, b. 12 June 1832; m. 13 May 1849, Hezekiah Elkins, 

5 Dorcas, b. 2 Oct. 1834; m. 11 July 1861, Charles B. Fogg. 

6 Thomas, b. 29 July 1837; d. 16 March 1853. 
1 Margaret, b. 31 Jan. 184(J; m. John Tiuney. 

8 William. Henry, b. 2 July 1842; m. 9 Jan. 1878, Callie, dau. of Geo. 

and Sarah (Staples) Watkins of Casco. He is a farmer. Children: 

1 Cora Ella, b. 30 Oct. 1878, in Casco, 

2 daughter, b. 10 Aug. 1880, in Casco, 

9 Angelina, b, 20 Feb, 1845; d, June 1850. 



878 THE LIB BY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

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10-5-4-2-9 

Joseph Libby, born in Gorhmn, Me., 11 Sept. 1797 ; married, 
5 Oct. 1823, Eunice Lombard, daughter of Ebenezer and Jane 
(Freeman) Lombard. 

He learned the cooper's trade in Raymond, and worked there 
some years ; but retm-ned to Gorham shortly after his marriage. 
He settled finally on a part of his wife's father's farm, and there 
died, 4 July 1873, and his widow, 18 Oct. 1880. 

Children, all born in Gorham but the first : 

1 Shiion, b. 14 Aug. 1824, in Eaymond; d. 27 Oct. 1825. 

2 Sunoii, b. 28 Feb. 1826; lived at home, a bachelor; d. 1881. 

3 Sarah, b. 31 Aug. 1827; m. Prentiss N. Waterliouse, 10-2-2-11-2-9. 

4 Mary, b. 2 May 1829; m. Benjamin Graffam. 

5 James N., b. 22 March 1831 ; m. 24]Srov. 1856, Harriet, dau. of Abra- 

ham Foster, of Portland. He is a carpenter. He lived in Port- 
land until 1867, when he removed to California. He now lives in 
San Mateo. Adopted cbild: 
a Mildred M. (Libby), b. 18 June 1861. 

6 Harriet, b. 18 Jan. 1833; m. Pacbard E. Carr. 

7 Ebenezer, b. 10 Aug. 1835; m. Alta G., dau. of Ebenezer G. and 

Allazerah (Goodwni) Brimblecom of Lynn, Mass. He was a shoe- 
maker by trade, and the working portion of his life was spent in 
Lynn. He returned to Gorbam about 1861, and died 17 May 1865. 
His widow married William Frederick Libby, 1-1-2-2-8-6-3. Child: 
1 Evelyn Estelle, b. 29 June 1858; d. 28 Sept. 1859. 

8 Ehza Ann, b. 10 Aug. 1837; d. 12 Aug. 1842. 

9 Jane F., b. 11 May. 1841; m. 9 April 1859, James E. Freeman. 

10 Joseph E., b. 14 Feb. 1844; m. 7 May 1871, Anna Augusta Libby, 
1-5-2-3-7-7-2. He is a cari)enter by trade, and is employed in the 
carpenter shop of the powder mills of South Windham. He lives 
on part of his father's bomestead. Children: 

1 George Nelson, b. 26 Feb. 1872. 

2 Mabel, b. 10 March 1874, 

10-5-4-2-13 

Jeremiah Noyes Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 12 Jan. 1808 ; 
married, 13 A]>ril 1834, Lucy Bangs, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Bangs) Bangs. 

He cleared him a farm in Lagrange, but after three years sold 
it, and returning to Gorham settled on his father's homestead. In 
1850, he sold the hoinestead, and, after carrying on the town farm 
two years, bought the farm he has since occupied. His first wife 
died, 15 April 1862, and he married second, 9 Feb. 1869, Mary 
Ann, daughter of Diamond and Mary (Welch) Kennard of Brown- 
field. 

Children, all born in Gorham : 

1 Zilpha, b. 7 March 1835; m. John Francis Libby, 10-5-4-2-7-5. 

2 Royal Thomas, b. 26 May, d. 25 July, 1836. 

3 Albion K. Parris, b. 19 Sept. 1837; m. 31 Aug. 1864, Cai'oline M., 

dau. of Delilah (Libby) Newcomb, 6-4-8-5-7. He lives on half his 
father's homestead. Children: 

1 Lucy Ann, b. 21 Nov. 1867. 

2 Elmer Hanson, b. 14 Nov. 1874. 

4 Ann Maria, b. 20 March 1840; d. 24 Sept. 1856. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 379 

5 Mary B., \ twins, born ) d. 18 July 1844, 

6 Daniel Small, ( 14 July 1S44; ( d. 21 Sept. 1851. 

7 Jordnn, b. 13 June 1847; m. 10 Aug. 1874, Violet A , dau. of Charles 

and Helen (Berry) Parker of Buxton. He is employed in Hink- 
ley's tannery. Children: 

1 Alge Parker, b. 18 Xov^ 1878. 

2 Arthur La Forest, b. 28 May 1880. 

10-5-4-3-1 

Sewall Libby, born in Gorliam, Me., 10 Jan. 1793; inarried, 
18 May 1817, Achsah Hall, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth 
(Sanford) Hall. 

He early settled in Durham, where he became a well-to-do 
farmer. He also had a saw-mill and grist-mill. He resided on 
his farm there until late in life, when he sold, and removed, to 
Pownal, where he died 3 June 1868, and his widow 3 Feb. 1869. 
He served as selectman while in Durham, and as representative 
to the state legislature. 

Children, all born in Durham : 

1 Elvira H., b. 28 Nov. 1817; m. 28 Nov. 1841, Ansel Wescott of Gor- 

ham, now of Pownal. Children: 

1 Harriet C. (Wescott), b. IS Oct. 1843, in Gorham; died 13 Aug. 

1861. 

2 Achsah A. (Wescott), b. 26 Feb. 1846; m. 22 Aug. 1866, Gil- 

man Parker of Durham, a farmer. Children: 

1 Hattie W. (Parker), b 20 March 1868. 

2 Edgar (Parker), b. 3 Dec. 1869. 

3 Elbridge G. (Parker), b. 20 Nov. 1871. 

3 Mary F. (Wescott), b. 20 June 1847; m. 31 Nov. 1868, George 

H. Mai'ston of Durham. Children: 

1 Georgia E. (Marston), b. 20 Sept. 1870. 

2 Lewis A. W. (Marston), b. 11 Oct. 1876. 

4 Lewis A. (Wescott), b. 18 April 1851; died 14 Oct. 1875, in San 

Francisco, Cal. ; unm. He learned the trade of carpenter in 
Boston, and removed to San Francisco in 1874. 

2 Harriet, b. 15 June 1819; m. Horace C. Libby, 11-7-7-5-8. 

3 Elbridge G., b. 21 May 1821; m. 11 April 1842, Caroline C, dau. of 

Jeremiah and Mary (Smith) Walker of Yarmouth. He was by 
trade a veneer-sawyer, and was in business in Yarmouth, and 
later in Boston. Of late he has been a millwright. Since 1844, 
except a few years spent in Kansas, Chai-lestown, and Boston, 
he has lived in Medford. Child: 
1 Carrie A., b. 27 Nov. 1862, in Charlestown. 

4 Alvah, b. 22 Feb. 1823; m. 1st, 2 Oct. 1849, Charlotte S. Hutchin- 

son; (died 17 Aug. 1861); 2d, 20 June 1863, Mrs. Martha E. Rich- 
ards, dau. of David and Sarah L. (Scovill) Bonner of Boston. 
He has been a millwright, a dry goods dealer, and a farmer in 
Illinois. He has lived for the most part in Charlestown and 
Somerville, Mass., and now lives in North Adams. Children, by 
fii"st wife : 

1 Warren A., b. 22 Dec. 1850; is a farmer in Morrison, El. 

2 James Melvin, b. 15 June 1854; is a bridge-builder in the west. 

3 Etta, b. 8 March 1856; m. Herbert S. Ford of Charlestown. 

5 Albion K. P., b. 10 June 1825; m. Maria, dau. of Esther (Libby) 

Weeks, 11-7-7-5-3. He has been a veneer-sawyer, and later a 
miller. He lives in Medford, Mass. Children: 
, 1 Adelaide, b. 6 Dec. 1850; unm. 

2 Clara Bell, b. 10 Dec. 1856; died 12 Nov, 1861. 



380 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 George H., b. 26 April 1859; d. 12 Sept. following. 

4 Bertha M., b. 5 Dec 18(31. 

5 Effie L., b. 9 Dec. 186.5. 

6 James H., b. 13 Oct. 1827; died 3 Aug. 1851, in Medford; unm. 

7 Melvin, b. 31 .July 1839; d. 8 Sept. 1852, in Medford; unm. He and 

.lames both learned the veneerer's trade with Elbridge, and were 
both members of the Methodist Church. 



10-5-4-3-4 

Gardner Libby, born in Gorbam, Me., 22 Jan. 1798 ; married, 
11 Oct. 1821, IIanxah Moulton, daugbter of Abigail (Pbaisted) 
Moulton, 11-7-3-10. Sbortly after bis marriage be bougbt and 
settled on tbe farm in Standisb, now occupied by bis son, Daniel 
I. Libby. Tbere be died, 6 June 1876, and thei*e bis widow still 
lives. 

Children, all born in Standisb : 

1 Miranda, b. 22 Dec. 1821; m. 25 N"ov. 1841, Col. Luke Rich. 

2 Fanny, b. 25 June 1823; m. 2 Dec. 1846, Joshua H. Littletield. 

3 Peter Moulton, b. 29 March 1825; m. Tabitha D., dau. of Joseph 

and Hannah (Davis) Martin of Naples. He was a carpenter, and 
lived on the small piece of land near liake Sebago, now occupied 
by his widow. He died 21 Jan. 1872. Children: 

1 Rensselaer, b. 6 June 1853; d. 27 Jvine 1873. 

2 Ida Louisa, b. 2 Jan. 1859; is unmarried. 

4 Anson, b. 12 April 1827; d. 27 July 1830. 

5 Abigail, b. 25 March 1829; d. 1 Oct. 1836. 

6 Daniel Irish, born 4 Dec. 1831; m. 8 June 1856, Priscilla A., dau. of 

Richard and Adeline (Lane) Hill of Buxton. He was a teamster 
in Buxton until 1860, and has since carried on the homestead in 
Standish. He has no children of his own, but has adopted a son 
of George H. and Emily (Lordj Stover of Denmark. He bears 
the name: 
a Delbert Austin (Libby), b. 22 May 1875. 

7 Miria, b. 1 .Jan. 1835; d. 7 Oct.l8;36. 

8 Ervin, b. 19 Nov. 1837; m. 18 Sept. 1859, Diantha Martin, sister of 

Peter's wife. He has been successively a farmer, blacksmith, 
and hotel-keeper. He is now proprietor of the Ervin House, 
Sebago Lake. No children, but adopted a daughter of Zacha- 
riah and Elvira (Blake) Gilman. She now bears the name: 
a Nellie H. (Libby), b. 21 Aug. 1864. 

9 Mary Elizabeth, b. 22 Aug. 1840; d. 21 Jan. I860. 

10 Levi Davis, b 14 Dec. 1844; m. 1st, 1 May 1866, Thankful E., dau. 

of Alfred and Rebecca (Hamlin) Chase of Raymond; (died 9 Jan. 
1867); 2d, 19 April 1874, Sarah E., widow of Ethan Wilbur, dau. 
of James and Sarah A. (Beal) Adams of Freeport. He is a car- 
penter by trade, and is emiiloyed in the repair department of the 
Portland and Ogdensburgh R. R. Children, all by second wife, 
all born in Standish: 

1 Daniel Francis, b. 19 Dec. 1874. 

2 James Gardner, b. 26 June 1876. 

3 Eva Mabel, b. 15 Oct 1878. 

11 Rensselaer, b. 8 Dec. 1848; d. 10 July 1852. 



10-5-4-3-6 

Marrett Libby, born in Gorbam, Me., 3 May 1802; married, 
6 Feb. 1828, Mary Libby, 1-1-2-2-4-6. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 381 

Five years succeeding his marriage, he lived in Dnrham, and 
then settled on the farm in North Gorliam, whereon he has since 
lived. His wife died 7 Nov. 1879. 

Children, born in Durham : 

1 Edward, b. 7 May 1829; m. 7 Feb. 1862, Sarah Emery, dau. of Asa 

and Mary (Sylvester) Mitchell of Raymond. He lives with his 
father. He had been accustomed to work at carpentcrino;, but 
the loss of an eye by an accident, Aug. 1874. compelled him to 
give up that calling. He is now a farmer. Children : 

1 Sumner Sherman, b. 7 Feb. 1863. 

2 George Herbert, b. 29 Oct. 1864. 
.3 Howard Wilbur, b. 30 Oct. 1866. 

4 Cora May, b. 25 Nov. 1868 ; d. 6 May 1870. 

5 Albert Warren, b. 20 May 1875 ; d. 12 July 1880. 

2 Priscilla Frances, b. 15 March 1833; m. 1st, 10 Oct. 1854, Daniel D. 

Ward; 2d, 7 May 1874, Samuel S. Waterhouse, 10-2-2-11-2-5. Child: 
1 Clarence Elwood (Ward), b. 22 July 1855; m. 3 April 1878, Ada 
B., dau. of John F. and Mary Ann (Thomas) Smith. 

3 Eliza Johnson, b. 21 March 1836; m. 1 May 1867, James H. Baker of 

Portland. 

4 John Johnson, b. 20 Dec. 1841 ; d. 14 May 1842. 

5 Clara Arvilda, b. 27 April 1843; m. 28 March 1806, Charles I. McLel- 

lan. 

10-5-4-3-8 

Joseph Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 10 March 1806 ; married, 
22 Nov. 1832, Mary Allison Libby, 10-5-4-15-2. He went to 
Brunswick at the age of 24, soon married, and shortl}^ afterward 
settled on the farm which he still occujiies. His wife died 24 
Sept. 1864. 

Children, all boi'n in Brunswick : 

1 George Albion, b. 30 Sept. 1833; d. 15 Jan. 1866; unm. He was a 

house-painter. 

2 Ebenezer How, b. 15 April 1835 ; unm. He is a carpenter by trade, 

and is now a contractor and builder in Oakland, Cal. 

3 Ai Johnson, b. 21 March 1837; m. 31 May 1860, Martha E., dau. of 

John and Ann Maria (Marsh) Brown of Brunswick. He is a cai'- 
penter by trade, and since 1865 has been in business in Bruns- 
wick. He served 9 months in Co. D, 25th Maine Vol. Child: 
1 Frank Herbert, b. 2 Nov. 18()1. 

4 Wilham Harvey, b. 5 Oct. 18:38; d. 24 April 1846. 

5 Mary Frances, b. 1 March 1841 ; m. 1st, 8 Sept. 1859, Daniel Gee; 2d, 

Wm. F. York, 

6 Betsey Ellen, b. 28 Sept. 1842; d. 3 July 1858. 

7 Lyman Rawson, b. 23 Dec. 1845; d. 11 Feb. 1846. 

8 Adraanah, b. 23 Dec. 1847; m. 5 May 1872, Charles H. Eaton of 

Brunswick. 

9 infant, b. Sept. 1850 ; died same year. 
10 infant, b. Sept. 1853; d. same year. 

10-5-4-3-9 

Alvah Libby, born in Gorham, Me., 11 Feb. 1808; married, 
18 June 1831, Ann Harmon, daughter of Rufus and Eunice 
(Sawyer) Harmon of Gorham. Shortl}^ after his marriage, he 
settled on the farm in Gorham on which he has since lived. 



382 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Children, all boi'n in Gorliam : 

1 Julia Ann, b. 25 Ang. 1833; m. 11 Nov. 1854, Rev. Sargent S. Gray. 

2 Almon Lewis, b. 18 June 1835; lives at home; a bachelor. 

3 Frances Helen, b. 24 Sept. 1838; m. 1st, 7 Feb. 1867, Harmon Fogg; 

2d, 12 March 1876, Lewis Douglass. 

4 Ransom Dunn, b. 27 March 1840; d. 29 April 1864; unm. 

5 Livonia Etta, b. 1 July 1844; m. 1878, Sewall H. Douglass. 

6 Horace Harding, b. 28 July 1849; m. Adell, dau. of Joseph and 

Eliza (Barnes) Sawyer of Cornish. He learned the carpenter's 
trade in ISTashua, N. H., and is now a journeyman. Child: 
1 Jessie Winona, b. 11 Dec. 1878, in Gorham. 

7 Lizzie Lewis, b. 25 Aug. 1856; m. May, 1880, Bion McKenney of 

Gorham. 

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Ebenezer How Ltbby, born in Gorham, Me., 22 Dec. 1810 ; 
married Catherine R. Irish, daughter of Daniel and Abigail F. 
(Rounds) Irish of Gorham. He died with his father, 15 Feb, 
1833. His widows married, 14 Dec. 1836, Joseph Sanborn of 
Standish, and is still living with her son. 

Ebenezer How Libby's only child : 

1 Ebenezer Sewall, (he has had his name changed to Sewall Ebene- 
zer), b. 22 Dec. 1832; m. 23 June 1855, Mary Augusta, dau. qf Mo- 
ses and Susan (Hopkinson) Sanborn of Standish. He is a farmer, 
and occupies the farm which was his step-father's. Children: 

1 Catherine Belle, born 24 Aug. 1856 ; m. Charles Justin Libby, 

10-2-1-1-4-1-9. 

2 Susan Freeman, b. 16 Oct. 1863. 

3 Emma Deborah, b. 19 Dec. 1866 ; d. 22 June 1875, 

4 Clifford Sewall, b. 24 July 1875. 

10-5-4-7-4 

Samuel Dean Libby, born in Scarborough, 24 March 1793 ; 
married Betsey Libby, 10-1-6-5-4-1. He Avas a farmer, and 
lived in Unity. He died 15 April 1866. His family removed to 
Oakfield, and' there his widow died, 30 May 1881, 

Children, all born in Unity : 

1 Sarah, b. 5 Jan. 1830; unmarried; lives in China, Me. 

2 Mary, b. 3 March 1832; m. 15 Sept. 1869, Wm. Luce. 

3 Nelson G., b. 24 Dec. 1834; m. 16 April 1861, Louisa, dau. of Sam- 

uel and Thirza (Spaulding) Hines of Albion. A year after his 
marriage, he removed to Aroostook County, where he has since 
lived, in Maysville and Washburn. Children: 

1 Flora, born 30 Jan. 1862; m. 27 April 1880, her uncle, John F. 

Bell. 

2 Olive A., b. 4 Feb. 1864. 

3 Charles J., b. 3 Oct. 1866, 

4 Maud J., b. 1 May 1869. 

5 Samuel, b. 11 Dec. 1871. 

6 Betsey, b. 28 Feb. 1874. 

7 Guy Y., b. 15 April 1878. 

4 Eli.sha, b. 13 Dec. 1836; d. 27 June 1863, in New Orleans, La. 

5 Gilbert, b. 14 May 1839; m. 23 3Iarch 1868, Sarah, dau. of Warren 

and Abigail (Joy) Goodrich of Burnham, Me. He lives in Oak- 
field, Child: 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



383 



1 Fred E., b. 23 June 1873, in Burnham. 

6 Benjamin F., b. 15 July 1844; is a bachelor. 

7 Samuel C, b. 15 Jan. 1846; is a bachelor. 

8 Mark A., b. 20 Feb. 1849; is a bachelor. 

9 MarciaE., b. 4 Dec. 1851; m. 13 Oct. 1865, John Freeman Bell; d. 

17 Feb. 1879. Children: 

1 Frank E. (Bell), b. 13 Jime 1868. 

2 Vinnie E. (Bell), b. 14 May 1870. 

3 Nellie M. (Bell), b. 6 July 1873. 

4 Albert C. (Bell), b. 15 Jan. 1875. 



10-5-4-7-7 

Elisha Libbt, born in Unity, Me., 12 April 1805 ; married 
Sarah Patterson of Troy; died Dec. 1868, in Albion. 



Children, among others : 

1 Nathan P. , living in Unity. 

2 Ellison L., living in Benton. 

10-5-4-7-8 

Allison Libby, born in Unity, Me., 12 April 1807 ; married, 10 
Jan. 1833, Sarah J. Mitchell, daughter of James and Sally 
(Rackliff) Mitchell of Unity. He started life in Unity, and after 
living there fifteen years, sold his farm, and bought that in Albion 
on which he has since resided. 

Children, born in Unity : 

1 Dorothy B., b. 27 Jan. 1835; m. 27 Aug. 1858, Thomas Deerow of 

Freedom. 

2 Benjamin R., b. 7 March 1836; m. 6 June 1869, Lucy A., dau of Geo. 

and Mai-y (Jones) Goodhue of Albion. He lives with his father, 
a farmer. Child: 
1 Cora B., b. 9 May 1870, in Albion. 



10-5-4-16-4 

Demas Libbt, born in Scarborough, 8 July 1815 ; married, 81 
May 1 837, Mehitable Libbt, 1-1-3-9-2-6. He is a farmer on his 
father's homestead. 

Children, all born in Scarborough : 

1 Ai, b. 27 Nov. 1837; m. Emeline, widow of David Fogg, and dau. of 

Dennis and Maigaret (Harmon) Skillings. He lett home when 
21, and lived near by for a number of years. He was afterward a 
butcher in several places until 1871. He then removed to Boston, 
where he has been chiefly employed as mason. Only child: 
1 Margaret Helen, b. 5 Nov. 1863, in Scarborough. 

2 Allison, b. 16 Sept. 1839; m. 22 Nov. 1866, Annie E. Bearce. He 

was last heard from in Rhode Island, in 1872. 

3 Lucy A., b. 17 Oct. 1841 ; m. 1 Jan. 1866, Lewis Berry. 

4 Alonzo, b. 18 Oct. 1843; d. 25 Sept. 1847. 

5 Olive M., b. 18 Oct. 1845; d. 20 Sept. 1847. 

6 Alonzo D., b. 8 Jan. 1848; enlisted in 2d Maine Cavalry iu Dec. 

1863; d. in Florida, 31 Aug. 1864. 



384 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

7 Alden Keen, b. 4 Jan. 1851; m. 3 July 1876, Catherine, widow of 

Charles Fisherman, dan. of Solomon and Rebecca ((xraffam) Ber- 
ry. He lives on and cultivates a part of his father's homestead. 
He is also a carpenter and butclier. Cliild: 
1 Florence Mabel, b. 12 Oct. 1876. 

8 Llewellyn, b. 14 Nov. 1852; d. 13 Oct. 1857. 

9 Solomon, b. 16 May 1855; is unmarried. 

10 Frank Llewellyn, b. 13 Oct. 1857; m. 8 Sept. 1880, Georgie A., dau. 
of Sewall and Dorcas (Moody) Fogg of Gorham. 

10-5-5-2-5 

Capt. Nathaniel Libry, born in Limington, Me., 25 March 
1799; married, first, 5 May 1825, Elizabeth L. Staples, daugh- 
ter of Hiram and Catherine (McArthur) Staples; (died 22 June 
1832); second, 9 Jan. 1833, Catlierine Staples, sister of his first 
wife. He lived on his father's homestead and died there, 16 June 
1834. His widow married, 21 March 1838, Benjamin Moody. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Ann Maria, b. 6 Nov. 1825 ; m. 6 Nov. 1844, Simeon P. Meeds. 

2 Nathaniel, b. 7 March 1830; d. 4 Jan. 1855. 

By second wife : 

3 Hiram Staples, b. 13 Sept. 1834; m. 7 Dec. 1864, in Portland, Jen- 

nie Estella, adopted dau. of Oren Moody. He is by trade a car- 
penter. He has lived in all parts of the United States, and been 
variously occupied, but is now in the cattle business, living in 
Cowley City, Kans. No children. Adopted child : 
a Ella Clay (Libby). 

10-5-5-2-13 

Dr. Stephen Meseeve Libby, born in Limington, Me., 21 
Jan. 1815 ; married, 21 Nov. 1838, Lois S. Chase, dau. of Elea- 
zer and Sarah (Davis) Chase of Buxton. He was a dentist by 
profession, and during the latter years of his life practiced in Lim- 
erick, where he died, 3 Feb. 1855. His widow married, 1 Oct. 
1864, Capt. Aaron N. Bradbury. 

Children : 

1 Stephen Paithven, b. 16 Dec. 1840; m. 23 Jan. 1861, Mary W., dau. 

of William and Joanna (Brooks) Swasey of Limerick. He is a 
bookkeeper in Providence, R. 1. Children: 

1 Stephen William, b. 14 July 1861. 

2 Caroline Swasey, b. 18 March 1863. 
8 George Ruthven, b. 7 Dec. 1866. 

2 Harvey, b. 12 Feb. 1843; d. July, 1859. 

3 Robert Elmer, b. 13 Aug. 1844; lives in Chicago, 111. ; unm. 

4 Abbie Chase, b. 7 July 1846; m. Edwin Scainmon. 

5 Albion Chase, b. 15 Oct. 1848; \ live in Osage, 

6 John Herbert, b. 26 July 1653; f Iowa; unm. 

10-5-5-9-2 

Joseph Weeks Libby, born in Scarborough, 21 April 1804; 
married, 18 March 1831, Mary Jordan, daughter of Nathaniel 



THE SIXTH GEKERATION. 385 

and Catherine Jordan of Dextei-, Me. In 1828 he walked to Dex- 
ter, and tliere bought wild land. He cleared a large farm on 
which he always lived, and there died, 8 Sept. 1872. His wife 
died 3 April 1869. 

Children, born in Dexter : 

1 Edward Freeman, b. 3 April 1832; m. 14 Jan. 1862, Mary Luce, dau. 

of Timothy and Thankful (Merry) Daggett of Parkman. He has 
always lived on the homestead farm, a man of feeble health. No 
children. 

2 AnselJoseph, b. 24 Aug. 1834; m. 1 Nov. 1856, Sarah Maria, dau. 

of Isaac and Lydia (Jackson) Cobb of Sangerville. He was two 
years engaged in the hardware business in Dexter, and then be- 
gan the study of medicine. He received the degree of M.D. 
from the Maine Medical School in 1860, and began practice at 
once in Canaan. In Sept. 1862, he entered the army as asst. sur- 
geon of the 24th Maine Vol., and died on Long Island, 28 Dec. 
following. His widoAV married, 11 April 1866, Jonathan Nowell 
of North Vassalborough. Only child : 

1 Freeman Ansel, b. 3 Jan. 1859; graduated from Dartmouth 
Medical College in 1880, winning the third prize. 

10-5-5-9-3 

Edward Libby, born in Scarborough, 13 March 1809 ; married 
first, 19 June 1832, Asei^ath San'borjs', daughter of Benjamin 
and Mercy (Irish) Sanborn of Gorham; (died 21 May 1853) ; sec- 
ond, 13 Aug. 1853, Harriet F. Smith, daughter of Elliot and 
Roxanna (Adams) Smith of Baldwin. He has owned and occu- 
l^ied a number of farms in Scarborough, and now lives on what 
was formerly known as the Hasty place. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Sophronia, b. 16 April 1834; d. 19 March 1848. 

2 Svimner, b. 1 July 1836; married 28 Nov. 1860, Eunice Colby Libby, 

10-2-4-3-9-4. In 1864 he removed to Portland, and thence, in 1867, 
to Cape Elizabeth, where he was a country trader. He died 13 
April 1875. His widow died in the winter of 1880-1. Children: 

1 Elmer Ellsworth, b. 22 June 1862. 

2 Albertus Emery, b. 7 July 1868. 

3 Henry Augustus, b. 16 Sept. 1840; lives at home; unm. 

4 Georgianna Melissa, b. 29 Sept. 1844; m. 12 May 1867, Joseph Ed- 

win Baker of Portland. 

5 Eoscoe, b. 2 May 1848; m. 2 Oct. 1869, Nora R., widow of Stephen 

Libby, 10-5-5-9-4-4. Pie is a painter in Portland. Children: 

1 Lizzie Asenath, b. 13 May 1871. 

2 Sumner Henry, b. 23 June 1876. 

3 Walter Edward, b. 16 April 1879. 

6 Helen Theresa, b. 6 Nov. 1850; m. 12 June 1875, Thomas Dyer. 

7 James Moses, b. 4 March, died 22 March, 1853. 

By second wife : 

8 Stedson, b. 10 Dec. 1855; d. 25 Oct. 1856. 

9 Harriet Susan, b. 1 March 1857; m. Milton Libby, 10-5-2-1-1-1-1. 
10 Edward Stedson, b. 19 May 1859; unm. 

I 10-5-5-9-4 

Freeman Libby, born in Scarborough, 22 April 1811 ; married 
first, 4 Dec. 1834, Sobana Sanborn, daughter of Benjamin and 
g 25 



386 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Mercy (Irish) Sanborn of Gorliam; (died 10 Nov. 1839) ; second, 
25 July 1840, Mehitable Smith Brackett, daughter of Benja- 
min and Dorcas (Irish) Brackett of Limington. He settled on a 
farm near his father's homestead. 

Children, by first wife : 

1 Frances Ann, b. 15 March 1836; d. April 1839. 

2 Francis Edwin, b. 28 May 1839; m. 20 Oct 1862, Julia A. W., dau. 

of Benjamin F. and Sarah (Barnes) Bryant of Biddeford. He 
leai-ned the tinsmith's trade in Portland, and afterward worked 
as journeyman. In 1866 he went into the stove and tinware busi- 
ness in Saco, which he still continues successfully, having re- 
moved, in 1875, across the Saco River to Biddeford. Children: 

1 Francis Arnold, b. 12 Dec. 1863; d. same day. 

2 Lunette Frances, b. 2 May 1866. 

By second wife : 

3 Sarah Jane, b. 10 Jan. 1843; m. 19 Oct. 1863, Jordan D. Johnson. 

4 Stephen, b. 15 Nov. 1844; m. 5 Jan. 1867, Nora R., dau. of Jason 

and Caroline (Hall) Huckins of Boston, Mass. ; died 16 Aug. 1868. 
No children. His widow married Roscoe Libby, 10-5-5-9-3-5. 

5 Louisa Josephine, b. 5 Jan. 1851 ; m. 29 April 1869, Joseph H. Perry, 

10-5-5-10-3 

Shirley Libby, born in Scarborough, 3 Jan. 1813 ; married, 18 
April 1839, Mary E. Sinclair of Waterborough. At the age of 
25 he went to Limington, and bought tlie homestead farm of his 
uncle Robert Libby, and has ever since lived thereon. His wife, 
Mary E., the mother of his children, died 17 Oct. 1869, and he 
married, 1 April 1870, Eliza J., widow of Lauren Butterfield, 
daughter of Simon and Hannah Harriman of Exeter, 

Children, all born in Limington : 

1 Lucy Ellen, b. 19 Jan. 1840; m. 13 May 1865, James F. Small of 

Scarborough. 

2 Mary Susan, b. 26 Dec. 1841 ; m. 1 Aug. 1869, Silas Hubbard. 

3 Lewis Sinclair, b. 5 Dec. 1848; was a private in the 30th Maine Reg. 

He was last heard from in New Orleans, La. 

4 George Franklin, b. 5 Dec. 1848; m. 17 May 1876, Clara Elizabeth, 

dau. of Alfred B. and Mary A. (Swett) Marston of Falmouth. 
He is a farmer. Since his marriage he has lived for the most 
part with his wife's parents. Children: 

1 Mabel Lenwood, b. :30 May 1877, in Limington, 

2 Bertha May, b. 11 Oct. 1879, in Falmouth. 

5 Charles A., born 15 Aug. 1851; m. 16 Dec. 1874, Maria H., dau. of 

Capt. James N. and Susan (Parker) Small of Deering. He re- 
ceived the degree of m.d. from the N. Y. Homeopathic Medical 
College, and has since practiced his profession in Arlington, 
Mass. No children. 

6 Eunice M., b. 20 April 1856; lives in Arlington; unm. 

7 Lizzie A., b. 19 Jan. 1860. 

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Daniel Libby, born in Scarborough, 13 Oct. 1816 ; married 
first, 6 April 1841, Nancy Hasty, daughter of Robert Hasty of 
Scarborough; (died 16 May 1851) ; second, 5 Oct. 1853, Sarah 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 387 

A. Winslow of Portland ; (died 1855) ; third, 1862, Maria, daugh- 
ter of Charles Palmer of Chicago. 

He went to Portland a young man and worked for a butcher. 
After his first wife's death he removed to Westbrook, now Deer- 
ing, and went into business himself. In 1855 he went to Chica^ 
go, where he stayed until 1873. He died with his son, Daniel F. 
Libby, Dec. 1874. 

Children, all by first wife, born in Portland : 

1 Daniel Franklin, b. 15 March 1842; m. 29 March 1865, Hannah F., 

dau. of Lewis and Sally (Wilds) Davis of Biddeford; (died Sept. 
1868); 2d, 7 Dec. 1871, her sister, Octavia Davis. The latter died 
9 June 1879. He went west in 1861, and learned the cooper's 
trade in Chicago. He is now a grocer near Oak Eidge, in Bidde- 
ford. Children : 

1 Bertha Fonlv, b. 28 Xov. 1867; d. 4 Feb. 1870. 

2 Maurice Frank, b. 20 April 1872. 

3 Perley Clinton, b. 12 July 1873. 

4 Harry Appleton, b. 26 Aug. 1876. 

2 Charles Albert, b. 10 Dec. 1844; m. 31 Dec. 1873, Amanda F., dau. 

of Oliver and Sarah (Haley) Dow of Lyman. He is an hostler in 
Biddeford. 

3 Eoscoe Gilman, b. 16 Xov. 1846; d. 10 Feb. 1861. 

4 Angelina Elizabeth, b. 23 Jime 1849 ; m. 26 Oct. 1872, Lewis A. Da- 

vis of Biddeford. 

5 George Curtis, b. 2 May 1851; is a farmer in Calif ornia ; unmai'ried. 



10-5-6-1-1 

Silas* Libby, born probably in Scarborough; married, Oct. 
1818, Mart Boyd, born 26 June 1803, in Bracken County, Ky. 

He was brought up by his grandmother in Danville, and be- 
came a ship-carpenter. He removed to Kentucky about 1817, and, 
upon his marriage, settled on a farm of 200 acres in Campbell 
County. He lived there until his death, 24 Oct. 1852. His widow 
survives. 

Children, all born in Campbell County : 

1 Elizabeth, b. 22 April 1818; m. Lorenzo Simonds. 

2 Mary, b. 16 Julv 1820; m. Thomas Harburt. 

3 Pteuben, b. 23 March 1824; m. Oct. 1847, in Brown Co., Ohio, Mary 

Ann Bench. He was thrown from a horse and so injured that he 
died in a few days, 14 July 1858. His widow married his brother 
Edward. His children were : 

1 Maria Prudence, b. 20 Dec. 1848; m. 13 Sept. 1866, John Turner 

Hopkins, formerly a schoolteacher and farmer, but now a 
general merchant at Shelbina, Mo. Children: 

1 Elmore Eugene (Hopkins), b. 31 July 1867. 

2 Hugh Eslaman (Hopkins), b. 5 April 1869; d. 4 Dec. 1871. 

3 Clara Manet (Hopkins), b. 3 March 1871; d. 28 March 1872. 

4 Mary Elsie (Hopkins), b. 6 Aug. 1873. 

5 John Paul (Hopkins), b. 5 May 1876. 

6 Lulu Pearl (Hopkins), b. 26 Nov. 1878. 

7 Prudie (Hopkins), b. 19 Oct., d. 14 Dec, 1880. 

2 Auren, b. 29 Jan. 1851 ; d. 9 June 1867. 

*There is a mist about Silas Libby's birth, which the compiler has been unable to scat^ 
ter. One account says he was not of lawful birth. There are reasons for supposing that 
he was a son of Eunice Libby, 10-5-0-3. 



388 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

3 William, b. 14 March 1853; unm. 

4 Missouri, b. 12 June 1855; m. 27 Oct. 1881, John E. Duncan. 

5 Charles Reuben, b. 23 Sept. 1857; m. 9 March 1877, Emma 

Jane Crocker. He is a farmer. Child : 
1 Lucy, b. 31 July 1879, in Marion Co., Mo. 

4 Sintha, b. Oct. 1S2(;; m. Alt'ord Rich; died 1867. 

5 William, b. 18 July 1828; lives in Kentucky. He is married, and 

has children. 

6 Auren, b. 9 June 1832; died in 1847. 

7 Lavinia, b. 27 Aug. 1835; m. 1857, Jesse Barker. 

8 Edward, b. 8 Jan. 1837; m. March 1859, his brotlier Reuben's widow. 

He is a farmer. He lived in Hancock Co., 111., from 18G4 until 
1871. and has since lived in Marion Co., Mo. Children: 

1 Silas, b. 6 Jan. 1860; died in the same month. 

2 Jasper Newton, b. 9 Jan. 1861; m. June 1879, Mary Hillhouse. 

He is a farmer, and a member of the Christian Church. Child : 
1 Martha Alice, b. June 1880. 

3 John Calvin, b. 19 Jidy 1863; is a blacksmith. 

4 George Washington, b. 22 Feb. 1866. 

5 Melvin Cornelius, b. 9 June 1869. 

9 Jonathan, b. 1 Nov. 1840; m. 1868, Lavinia Jenks; died 1876, in 

Campbell Co. No children. 

10 George, b. 22 Aug. 1843; m. Paul, and has children. 

11 Thomas, b. 1845; died 1846. 

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JoNATHAisr LiBBY, born in Danville, now part of Auburn, Me., 
29 Feb. 1798 ; married first, Mary Jordak, danghter of William 
Jordan of Lisbon; (died 9 Sejit. 1850) ; second, Dorothy Libby, 
10.5-6-2-7. 

He was a sailor and fisherman some time, but settled on one- 
half his father's homestead, and was for the most part a farmer. 
Several years he served as selectman, and he was a member of 
the Methodist Church. He died 11 Nov. 1866. His widow died 
9 Sept. 1876. 

Children, all by his first wife : 

1 Elizabeth A., b. 13 Nov. 1825; m. Lemuel Turner. 

2 William T., b. 8 Aug. 1828; m. July 1851, Elizabeth, dan. of Charles 

and Betsey Harriman of Chatham, N. H. When 22 he went to 
Boston, and was engaged there as clerk and salesman in several 
dry goods and clothing stores, until his health failed in 1868, and 
he then returned to his father's homestead in Auburn. While in 
Boston he became a member of the Baptist Church, and is now 
deacon of the church in Auburn. Children: 

1 EvaW., b. 21 Aug. 1860. 

2 Gertrude A., b. 19 Oct. 1864. 

3 Justin F., b. 4 Nov. 1867. 

3 Mary J., b. 6 March 1833; m. John Stevens of Bridgtou. 

4 Louisiana, b. 19 Aug. 1835 ; m. James Wagg of Danville. 

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William Libby, born in Danville, now Auburn, Me., 20 Jan. 
1795 ; married Nancy Jordan, daughter of John and Margaret 
(Peoples) Jordan of Danville. He was a farmer in Danville, and 
died there 18 Nov. 1836. His widow died 6 May 184:3. 



THE SIXTH GENERATION. 389 



Children 



1 Isaac, b. 1823; m. Susan Tarbox. 

2 Hannah, m. Joseph Jordan. 

3 Marg'aret, deceased. 

4 Elizabeth, m. William Curtis of Wisconsin. 



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Jonah Libby, born in Danville, now Auburn, Me., 27 Nov. 
1797 ; married, Feb. 1828, Hepsibeth Hanscom, daughter of 
Moses and Mary (McGraw) Hanscom of Danville. He was a 
farmer, and always lived in his native town. He died 2 June 
1863, and his widow 31 March 1864. 

Children : 

1 Jonah [Captain], b. 22 Aug. 1830; m. 1st, 22 June 1854, Carry Eeed; 

(died 8 Dec. 1856) ; 2d, 31 Dec. 1864, Maria P., dau. of Eobert Wes- 
cott. He sjjent 20 years as clerk and in business in dry goods. 
Upon his father's death he returned to the homestead farm, and 
continued there until his death, 31 March 1878. He served three 
years in the war, rising to be a captain. Only child : 
1 Walter A., b. 2 Aug. 1856; unm. 

2 Sarah H., b. 6 April 1834; m. 8 Oct. 1861, John L. Emery; d. 28 Jan. 

1881, in Eliot. Me. 
8 Dorothy M., b. 25 June 1836; m. 22 Nov. 1864, William P. Water- 
house. 

4 George J., b. 30 July 1837; m. 13 March 1868, Mrs. Mary N. Graf- 

fam, dau. of James Verrill of New Gloucester. He is a farmer 
in South Auburn. Children: 

1 Cora, b. 4 May 1870. 

2 Blanche E., b. 23 Dec. 1877; died 28 April 1880. 

5 Mary S., b. 17 Dec. 1839; m. 1 Jan. 1869, Solomon Larrabee. 

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Luke Libbt, born in Danville, now Auburn, Me., 8 Jan. 1801 ; 
married, 14 Nov. 1830, Mary Larrabee, daughter of Isaac Lar- 
rabee of Scarborough. He is a farmer in Minot. His wife died 
23 Feb. 1876. 

Children : 

1 Eunice J., b. 14 Feb. 1833; died in April 1863. 

2 Hannah L., b. 12 Feb. 1835; m. 1861, Cephas P. Thompson. 

3 Isaac L., b. 29 June 1837; m. 1863, Nellie Faard; died in Minot, 

Feb. 1868. His widow died the next August, in Naples. 

4 John W., b. 18 Aug. 1839; m. 1863, Adelia A. Burgess; died in Mi- 

not, Feb. 1867. He was a carpenter. 

5 Woodbury P., b. 17 Oct. 1840; m. 1863, Mary J., davi. c^t Collins 

and Eliza Strout of Raymond, Me. He is a farmer m Minot. 
Children : 

1 Collins A., b. 1865. 

2 Charles F., b. 1868. 

3 William W., b. 1870. 

4 Eugenia .1., b. 1872. 
- 5 Geneva M., b. 1875. 

6 Arthur E., b. 1877. 

7 Lunitta, b. Jan. 1880. 

6 Mary F., b. 21 April 1843; died young. 

7 Artemisia, b. 12 Aug. 1845; died young. 



390 THE LIBBT FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

8 Luke F., b. 18 May 1847; m. Oct. 1873, Lovina. clau. of Rev. Na- 

thaniel and Hamiali (Woodward) Bard of Lisbon. He is a shoe- 
maker. 

9 George, b. 20 July 1848; died young, 

10 George L., b. 18 March 1852; m. 27 Aug. 1873, Jennie M. Bard, sis- 
ter' of Luke's wife. She died 24 Feb. 1880. He is a shoemaker 
in Lewiston. Children : 

1 Carrie J., b. 11 June 1874, in Auburn. 

2 Florence M., b. 11 Sept. 1876, in Lisbon. 

3 Joshua A., b. 6 Feb. 1879; d. 17 April 1880. 

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Isaac Libby, born in Danville, now Auburn, Me., 12 Nov. 1801 ; 
married, Abigail S. Hanscom, daughter of Moses and Mary (Mc- 
Graw) Hanscom, of Lisbon. He was a farmer and settled on his 
father's homestead, where he lived until his death, 12 Jan. 1863. 
He was a member of the Baptist Church. His widow died 26 
Feb. 1879. 

Children : 

1 daughter, born and died 16 Jan. 1830. 

2 Orin S., b. 5 Dec. 1831 ; m. 25 Feb. 1861, Amanda M., dau, of Thom- 

as and Mary (Fickett) Murray, of Portland. He is a farmer in 
Auburn. Children : 

1 Sumner E., b. 30 April 1862, in Danville. 

2 Evelina E., b. 27 JSTov. 1866, in Auburn. 

3 Judith H., b. 16 Jvme 1833; m. Eben W. Libby, 10-2-1-5-6-9. 

4 William M., b. 18 July 1835; unm. He lives at home. 

5 Mary A., b. 10 April 1837; m. Henry Sawyer of New Gloucester. 

6 Calvin S., b. 22 June 1840; m. 24 Aug. 1864, Lydia S., dau. of James 

and Mary C. (Roberts) Mitchell of Palmyra. He lives in Auburn, 
a farmer. Children : 

1 Lillian A., b. 4 Oct. 1866. 

2 Hamlin J., b. 10 Sept. 1868; d. 24 Sept. 1871. 

3 Mcllen, b. 30 Sept. 1870; d. 1 Oct. 1870. 

4 daughter, born and died 18 March 1872. 

5 Mabel A., b. 6 Dec. 1875. 

6 Manley H., b. 9 May 1877; d. 16 July 1880. 

7 Greenfield T., b. 7 May 1843; d. 9 Aug. 1862, at Cedar Mountain, 

He was in the 10th Maine Vol. 

8 Moses H., b. 26 Oct. 1844; m. 14 Sept. 1867, Mary E., dau. of Asa 

and Jane (Skedds) Scott of Oldtown. He lives on the homestead 
farm. Children : 

1 son, born and died 16 Aug. 1868. 

2 Lester E., b. 16 Sept. 1869. 

3 Jennie E., b. 24 June 1871. 

4 Anson L., b. 16 Nov. 1879. 

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Joseph Libby, born in Dover, N". XL, 3 Feb. 1793 ; married, 
14 May 1822, Louisa Myees, daughter of John Myers of Lees- 
burgh, Va. 

He grew up in Durham, N. H., whither his father removed, 
and served his time at the carpenter's trade with Jacob Odell. 
Alter becoming of age he worked about a year as ship-carpenter 
on Lake Ontario, and at Baltimore, Md., and then settled in 
Georgetown, D. C. He was in business as house-carpenter there 




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THE SIXTH GENERATION. 



391 



vintil 1829, and then became a lumber merchant, and built up a 
very large and profitable business. 

In boyhood he joined the Freewill Baptist Church at Durham, 
and in Georgetown was a member of the Methodist Church. He 
died 24 Aug. 1866. His widow died 24 May 1873. 

Children, all born in Georgetown : 

1 Sarah Ami, b. ] March 1823; d. 10 Feb. 1824. 

2 Joseph, b. 19 July 1824; m. 18 Dec. 1860, Mary E., dau. of Jere- 

miah Orme. Except two years spent in California, his residence 
has always been Georgetown, where he and his brother John E., 
under the firm name of Jos. and J. E. Libby, successfully 
continue their father's business. Mary K. Libby died 2 Aug. 
1S76. Children: 

1 Eobert Moorman, b. 20 Sept. 1861. 

2 Mary Eebecca Louisa, b. 24 July 1863. 

3 Eleanor Hyde, b. 31 May 1865. 

4 Marcia Malvina, b. 19 Oct. 1866. 

5 Joseph, b. 13 Oct. 1868; d. 21 Aug. 1874. 

6 Charlotte May, b. 6 Sept. 1871 ; d. 25 June 1872. 

7 Louisa, b. 21 March 1874. 

3 Charlotte Myers, b. 20 April 1826; m. 22 June 1843, James King. 

They removed from Georgetown to San Francisco, Cal., 1851, 
and there he was assassinated in 1854. In 1872, she married Gen. 
A. M. Winn. Children: 

1 Charles James (King), b. 1844; lives in San Francisco. 

2 Joseph Libby (King), b. 1845; lives in San Francisco. 

3 William J. (King), b. 1847; d. in San Francisco in 1870, leaving 

a wife and children. 

4 Annie (King), b. 1849; m. E. Button of San Francisco. 

5 EuphemiaB. (King), b. 1852; m. Eussell Wilson. 

6 George W. E. (King), b 1854; lives in the Sandwich Islands. 

4 Catherine Malvina, b. 16 March 1828; m. 14 May 1850, Eev. B. F. 

Bittinger; d. 23 April 1859. Only child: 
1 Charles J. (Bittinger), d. in August 1879, leaving a wife and two 
cliildren. 

5 Anne Maria, b. 24 Oct. 1829; m. 9 Jan. 1851, Eobert B. Moorman oi 

Virginia. Living children : 

1 Martha J. (Moorman), b. 1852; m. Buford. 

2 Louisa (Moonnan), b. about 18-54; m. Luck. 

3 John B. (Moorman), b. 1865. 

4 Eobert (Moorman), b. about 1871. 

6 Louisa Matilda, b. 18 Oct. 1831 ; d. 12 May 1834. 

7 Martha, b. 17 Feb. 1884 ; m. 29 March 1855, Benj. Miller of Winches- 

ter, Va., now of Georgetown. Children: 

1 Benjamin (Miller), b. 1 Feb. 1856. 

2 Frank Libby (Miller), b. 9 Aug. 1857. 

3 Louisa Libby (Miller), b. 3 July 1859. 

4 Henrietta Catherine (Miller) , b. 8 April 1861. 

5 Martha (Miller), b. 18 Oct. 1863. 

8 Eomania, b. 23 March 1836; d. 2 Aug. 1840. 

9 John Edward, b. 22 Nov. 1837; m. 7 April 186.3, Emily F. Orme, 

sister of his brother's wife. Children: 

1 Lydia Hyde, b. 11 Feb. 1864; died next day. 

2 Francis Benjamin, b. 7 Aug. 1865. 

3 Clara Orme, b. 21 June 1868. 

4 Helen Johnston, b. 29 Aug. 1870. 

5 John Edward, b. 19 Dec. 1872. 

10 Sarah Henrietta, b. 21 Nov. 1839; d. 26 Aug. 1841. 

11 Clara Elizabeth, b. 15 Jan. 1842; m. 1st, 18 May 1864, George W. 

Orme; (died Dec. 1872); 2d, Dr. J. F. Hartigan of Washington. 
Children: 



392 THE LIBBY FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

1 Clara Louisa (Orme), b. 21 Oct. 1865. 

2 George William (Orme), b. 10 Jan. 1871. 

12 Mary Louisa, b. 7 Dec. 1843; married 1872, Walter O. Alexander of 

Washington. Children: 

1 Mary 'Louisa (Alexander), b. 7 Nov. 1873. 

2 Arthur (Alexander), b. 18 May 1876. 

13 Frank, b. 20 Jan. 1847; m. 22 March 1876, Emma M., dau. of Eev. 

T. J. Valiant. He graduated from Yale College in 1867, and 
went into business in Washington. He is of the firm of Willett 
& Libby, lumber merchants. Children: 

1 Clara, b. 16 April, died 19 April, 1877. 

2 Ethel, b. 5 June 1878. 

3 Florence May, b. 15 June 1880. 

10-7-1-4-2 

Dea. David Libby, born in Kittery, now Eliot, Me., 26 Oct. 
1792; married, 10 July 1817, Betsey Hanscom, daughter of 
Daniel and Lydia Hanscom of Eliot. 

He was a tanner. Soon after his marriage, he removed to 
Portsmouth, N. H., where he was in business many years. In 
Nov. 1815, he united with the North Church, (Congregational), at 
Portsmoutli, and was afterward its deacon thirty-five years. He 
died 12 May 1875, His wife's death took place 16 Aug. 1864. 

Their children were : 

1 Mary Ann, b. Sept. 1818, in Eliot; died 14 Sept. 1820. 

2 Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1823; died 24 Jan. 1827. 

3 William Langdon, b. 29 July 1826, in Portsmouth; m. 1st, 7 April 

1853, Julia Amanda, dau. of William N. and Sarah B. (Hatch) 
Miller of Newton Center, Mass. ; (died 13 July 1879); 2d, 16 Feb. 
1881, Mrs. Sarah C. Hatch, dau. of Hiram and Sarah S. (Patten) 
Sands of Chelsea, Mass. He went to Boston in 1846, and was in 
the employ of Homer & Caswell, crockery dealers, until 1850, 
and then with Jarvis & Commerais, glass manufacturers, until 
they closed their business in 1861, from which time he carried it 
on himself until 1871, when he changed to the New England 
Glass Works, at East Cambridge. Children : 

1 Edward Drummond, b. 17 April 1854, in Chelsea; unm. He is 

in company with his father. 

2 Ali