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Obediah Wilbur

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States
Death: September 8, 1819 (80)
Canaan, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Wilbur and Freelove Wilbor
Husband of Freelove Wilbur
Father of Shadrach Wilbur and Obadiah Wilbur

Managed by: Dinah Patrice Sanders
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About Obediah Wilbur

Obadiah Wilbur, born August 6, 1739 in Dutchess County, New York; died September 8, 1819. He was the son of Robert Wilbur and Freelove Duval. He married Freelove Mosher, born February 2, 1742; died September 28, 1827.

Obadiah Wilbur was one of the early settlers of Dutchess County, New York. They lived in Chatham as early as May 1774 when Obadiah signed a petition for a landgrant. They were Quakers.


  • Isaac, born Sept 27, 1761
  • Nicholas, born April 4, 1763, died 1811
  • Nancy, born Nov 19, 1765, married James Finch
  • Shadrach of Nine Partners, NY, 1766-1847, married in 1788 Anna or Abigail Finch
  • Obadiah, born July 6, 1767 in Charlotte District, Dutchess County, NY died same year
  • Elizabeth
  • Robert
  • Susannah, born April 23, 1770, married Nathan Brown

Family bible of Obadiah Wilbur, born 8/6/1939, died 9/8/1819 and his wife Freelove, born 2/2/1742, died 9/28/1827.

  • Obadiah, 2nd, born 7/6/1777 died the same year
  • Nicholas, born 4/4/1763, died 1811
  • Nancy, born 11/19/1765, died 1815
  • Susanna, born 4/23/1770

Obadiah Jr. is mentioned in his Fathers will probated 27 Sept.1819 Chatham NY.

Will mentions "wife Chloe," son Nicholas, daughter Nancy Finch's child, son Schadrack, son Obediah, daughter Susannh Brown, son Robert. Witnesses were Amos Peasley, Amos Finch. Executors were Schadrack Wilber, Timothy Crandall.

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Obediah Wilbur's Timeline

August 6, 1739
Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States
September 30, 1766
Age 27
Chatham, Columbia County, New York, United States
July 6, 1787
Age 47
Chatham, Columbia County, New York, United States
September 8, 1819
Age 80
Canaan, New York, United States