James Libby (c.1638 - 1676)

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Birthplace: Scarborough, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Portsmouth, NH, USA
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(III) James, fourth son and child of John (2) and Agnes Libby, was born in Scarborough about 1676. From the time he was fourteen years of age until his death he lived in Portsmouth. He followed the occupation of house carpenter, but received large grants of land, and lived on a farm up to 1747, when he sold to Colonel Nathaniel Meserve, and bought a house and garden spot, where he died in 1754. He was a man of considerable activity, and among the New Hampshire state papers is now to be seen an order about agreeing with James Libby, carpenter, for finishing a line of fortifications near Portsmouth. He was at the first town meeting of Scarborough. In 1712 he was constable "for the Bank," that is, Strawberry Bank, the ancient name for Portsmouth, and subsequently had many town offices, from selectman down. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He married, June 9, 1698, Mary Hanson, daughter of Isaac and Mary Hanson, of Portsmouth, who was probably the mother of his children. She is last mentioned in August. 1718. In 1736 he married a second wife, whose name was Elizabeth, and she survived him ten years or more. His children were: James, Mary, Sarah, Isaac, John, Hanson, Ichabod, Shuah and Elizabeth.

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1638
1638
Scarborough, Maine, United States
1669
1669
Age 31
1672
June 4, 1672
Age 34
1676
March, 1676
Age 38
Portsmouth, NH, USA
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