John Libby, III (1636 - 1720)

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Birthplace: Scarborough, ME, USA
Death: Died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Occupation: miller, alive 1720
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About John Libby, III

Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 3 By Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stub

(II) John (2), eldest child of John (1) Libby by his first wife, was born probably in England, in the year 1636. He was brought up in Scarborough. In August, 1668, which was probably soon after his marriage, he bought fifty acres of land adjoining his father's plantation. There he probably lived during his sojourn at Black Point. Afterward he received several other grants from the town. The part he took in town business was active, and he served as selectman during the years 1670-74-83 and 1687. In May, 1690, while the settlement at Black Point was still ill equipped to repel an invader, Fort Loyal, on Casco Neck, a few miles north of Black Point, was attacked by a large body of Indians and French. The fort stood a siege of five days, and then surrendered, and the inhabitants of Scarborough, not waiting to be attacked, immediately deserted their homes and fled to safer localities. John Libby assembled his family and betook himself to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, his youngest son Jeremiah then being ten years old. Mr. Libby remained in Portsmouth the remainder of his life, and followed the occupation of miller. During the earlier part of his term of residence there he was often chosen to fill minor offices. In 1720, when he was very old, he made a deposition about early affairs in Scarborough. How much longer he lived after that is unknown. His wife's name was Agnes; she was living in 1717, but probably died before her husband. They had seven children, all born in Scarborough: John, Joseph, Samuel, James, Daniel, Benjamin and Jeremiah.

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John Libby, III's Timeline

1636
April 27, 1636
Scarborough, ME, USA
1668
August, 1668
Age 32
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States
1669
1669
Age 32
Scarborough, Maine, United States
1670
1670
Age 33
Scarborough, Maine, United States
1674
1674
Age 37
1674
Age 37
Scarborough, Maine, United States
1676
1676
Age 39
Scarborough, ME, USA
1678
1678
Age 41
Scarborough, ME, USA
1682
June 4, 1682
Age 46
Scarborough, ME, USA
1689
1689
Age 52
Scarborough, ME, USA