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Job Philbrook

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Greenland, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Death: September 16, 1802 (73)
Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine
Place of Burial: Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Philbrick and Elizabeth Philbrick
Husband of Dolly PHILBROOK; Hannah PHILBROOK and Mary Philbrook
Father of Jane Philbrook; Mary Philbrook; Lydia Smith; Joel Philbrook and Jeremiah Philbrook, Sr.
Brother of William Philbrook, Capt; Jonathan Philbrook; Priscilla Philbrook; Eleanor Philbrook; David Philbrick and 5 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Job Philbrook

Notes for JOB PHILBROOK: It was about the year 1744 that Job Philbrook, 15 years old, and an Irish boy named Mahoney, were plowing at some distance from home when Indians came between them and the house, took them prisoner and led them to Canada. After some three years Job was ransomed and returned home.

He settled first at "Long Reach" and then at Vinal Haven, Maine, a farmer, carpenter, and lumberman. He also acted as scrivener, writing deeds, bonds, etc. for the early settlers. His first wife, Mary Trufant of Georgetown, Main, died about 1774. After his older children (names unknown) were settled, he married (2) Dolly Hinckley of Castine, and removed from Vinal Haven and settled on one of the Isleboro group, called Job's Island. He married (3) Widow Hannah Coombs, and in old age returned to Vinal Haven, and died about 1802.

After he was married, and had a large fmily of little ones to provide for, he was called away from home on business and detained longer than he intended; the provisions in the house fell short. The mother, instead of sitting down and crying with the hungry children, determined to hunt for food. Taking a hand sled with guns, ammunition, etc. she started with the oldest boy, Jere, fourteen years old, over the ice and snow in search of some animal food so much needed for the children. As Providence ordered, they had traveled only about four miles when they came in sight of a moose; they shot it, bled it, and being unable to remove the whole body, cut off flesh enough to feed the children a few days and returned. The next day the husband and his Indian man returned, and had little difficulty in bringing home the rest of the venison.

More About JOB PHILBROOK: Christened: Farmer, Carpenter, Lumberman

Notes for MARY TRUFANT: 1790 Census Bath, Main has DAVID TRUFANT of Lincoln County with the following: 5 white males 16 years and over, 3 under 16 and 6 females.

Child of JOB PHILBROOK and MARY TRUFANT is: 4. i. JOEL6 PHILBROOK, b. August 14, 1759, Bath, Maine; d. September 15, 1820, St Albans, Ohio.

At age 15 was captured by Indians

According the Marion Whitney's genealogy on Roots Web, Job Philbrook was a member of the Penobscot Expedition.[PhilbrookGenealogy(MarionWhitney).ged]

Job Philbrook was a member of the Penobscot Expedition.* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: Apr 15 2016, 1:55:01 UTC

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Job Philbrook's Timeline

August 14, 1729
Greenland, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
December 8, 1753
Age 24
Georgetown-on-Arrowsic, York County, Province of Massachusetts
September 17, 1755
Age 26
Georgetown, Sagadahoc, ME, USA
Age 26
Georgetown, ME, USA
March 14, 1757
Age 27
Georgetown, Sagadahoc, ME, USA
September 15, 1759
Age 30
Waldo, ME, USA
September 16, 1802
Age 73
Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine
September 16, 1802
Age 73
Maine, United States