John Larrabee (1732 - 1818)

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Birthplace: Windham, Windham, Connecticut
Death: Died in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States
Occupation: Farmer, ferry keeper
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About John Larrabee

Revolutionary War Veteran DAR Ancestor #: A066836

From http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/LARRABEE/2000-01/0949359462

John was born November 20, 1731/2 in Windham, Windham Co., CT. or Plainfield, CT, removed to Pownal, VT in 1780 where he servered as proprietor's clerk and recorded the town charter. He purchased a farm at Rowley's Point, Shoreham, VT and settled there in 1783, and established the first regular ferry there. This place known as Larrabee's Point.

He married Mary Spaulding (Spalding) 16 Dec 1762 in Plainfield, CT. (John Larrabee marr. Mary Spaulding 16 Dec 1762 Coventry vr Vol. D, p. 74)

John died January 07, 1818 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, at age 85.

From Sacco Valley Settlements (3):

  • "John S.,4 b. in 1732; m. Mary Spaulding, in Plainfield, Conn., Dec. 16, 1762, and removed to Shoreham, Vt., in 1783. He was a land surveyor and a man of more than common education. He purchased a farm at Rowley's Point and established the first regular ferry there, since known as "Larrabee's Point," where his descendants still reside. His children, as far as known, were b. in Plainfield, Conn. Here we have the connection between the Vermont and Connecticut families. Capt. Adam Larrabee always claimed Judge John S. Larrabee, of Shoreham, Vt., as his cousin, and the two were accustomed to visit each other. John d. in Shoreham, June 7, 1818. Names of children with Vermont branch." (page 792)
  • "LARRABEES OF POWNAL, VT. The Larrabees seem to have been among the pioneers of Pownal, Vt., and received original grants of land there. I assume that they were all of the Connecticut branch of the family. John Larrahee, the recorder for the town, and his sons, Judge John S., Dr. William, and Timothy, were, we know, from Plainfield, Conn. Those of whom we take notice in this section of the family history were in the township at the same date and were probably near relatives. From these Vermont families numerous sub-branches have rotated westward and their number fully equals those descended from Stephen Larrabee, the head of the other great branch of the American family." (page 811)

Sources

  1. DAR Patriot Index, published by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution: John: b 1732 d 6-7-1818 m Mary Spaulding Cpl VT
  2. The Compendum Of American Genealogy, Fredrick Adams Virkus, VolVII. 1942 The Virkus Company, Chicago, IL. Pg 145 Arthur Adams and Sarah A. Risley, A GENEALOGY OF THE LAKE FAMILY of Great Egg Harbor, in Old Glouchester County, in New Jersey, Descended From John Lake of Gravesend, Long Island. Privately Printed 1915. pg 790.
  3. Saco Valley settlements and families: historical, biographical ..., Volume 2. By Gideon Tibbetts Ridlon. Page 792. See also page 811.

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John Larrabee's Timeline

1732
November 20, 1732
Windham, Windham, Connecticut
1762
December 16, 1762
Age 30
Plainfield
1764
February 6, 1764
Age 31
Plainfield, Windham , Connecticut
1766
February 2, 1766
Age 33
Plainfield, Hartford , Connecticut
1768
1768
Age 35
Plainfield, Hartford, Connecticut
1770
1770
Age 37
Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut
1773
1773
Age 40
1776
1776
Age 43
1787
1787
Age 54
1818
June 7, 1818
Age 85
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States