Facts and Events
||Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States
||bef. 11 Mar 1740/41
||Kittery, York, Maine, United States
||27 May 1889
||baptism by proxy
||3 Dec 1897
||endowment by proxy
||22 Oct 1952
||Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United Statessealed to John Libby and Mary by proxy
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Libby, Charles T. (Charles Thornton). The Libby Family in America, 1602-1881. (Portland, ME: B. Thurston & Co., 1882), 32-33.
Matthew Libby, born in Scarborough, in the year 1663; married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Andrew Brown, one of the principal inhabitants of Black Point. He died in March, 1740-1.
- ↑ Ackermann, Arlene L. Brown. Descendants of Andrew Brown, Sr: of Black Point Maine.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Old Kittery and her families. (Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States: Press of Lewiston journal company, 1903), 584.
Matthew, son of John Libby, was born in Scarboro, ME, in 1663. He married Elizabeth, d/o Andrew Brown. Settled in Kittery, on the Bay Land. Died March 1740-1.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Stearns, Ezra S.; William F. Whitcher; and Edward Everett Parker. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), 2:728.
Matthew, fifth son of the immigrant John Libbey, and his wife Agnes [Note: this is confused, confusing John the immigrant with his son John whose wife was Agnes. We know from other sources that Matthew was son of the immigrant and his wife Mary.], was born in Scarborough, Maine, in 1663, and died in March 1741. In 1690 he went to Portsmouth and thence to Kittery in the winter of 1699-1700. There he build a house of hewed timber, the upper story of which projected over the lower one so as to afford protection against the Indians in case they attempted to set fire to or break into the house, the projecting upper story having openings so that the inmates could shoot down those below without exposing themselves. In that house which stood for nearly one hundred years, he lived until his death. Some time before the second organization of the town of Scarborough, he, with Roger Deering, John Libbey and Roger Hunnewell, went down to Black Point and built a saw mill on Nonesuch river. His interest in that mill he afterwards gave to his three sons, William, John and Andrew. It is not probable that he operated the mill long himself. He married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Andrew Brown, one of the principal inhabitants of Black Point. She survived him two or three years. Both were buried in the family burying ground where repose the remains five generations of their descendants, their graves marked by rough stones. They had fourteen children, the first six born in Scarborough and Portsmouth and the remainder in Kittery.
- ↑ The Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, 307 states [regarding the father John Libby], "He had two wives. Of the first nothing is known except that she was the mother of all of his sons except Matthew and Daniel, and probably all his daughters. Of the second nothing is known but her christian name, which was Mary." See Person:John Libby (4) and Family:John Libby and Unknown (5) for more information.