David Lurvey (1748 - c.1778)

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Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in At sea
Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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About David Lurvey

Their eighth child, David Lurvey, was born in 1748.  David married Lydia Holland at New Gloucester Maine.  She was daughter of Richard Holland  and Sarah Cunningham  of Gloucester Massachusetts.  They had two children, Lydia and Job, before she died. Captain Lurvey returned to Gloucester in 1770 with his children, and they were baptised at the Fourth Parish Church.   Job was sent to the Shaker community at New Gloucester to live with his uncle, Daniel Jackson.  As soon as he was old enough, Job left the Shakers, and settled in Paris Maine. He married Elizabeth Tobey in New Gloucester in 1798, moved to Woodstock Maine in 1820 and headed a large and successful family. It is uncertain where David's daughter Lydia spent her youth, but it is possible that the Shakers raised her, as well.  In 1774, Captain David Lurvey married Abigail Davis, and had three additional children.  He appears to have spent his life at sea, and probably died there around 1810.


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Capt. David Lurvey's Timeline

May 4, 1748
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 19
New Gloucester, Maine
Age 21
September 24, 1774
Age 26
Age 29
At sea