Rufus King Libby

Rufus King LIBBY is my second cousin five times removed; we are related through his great grandparents Nathaniel and Dorothy (HILL) JORDAN.  He is the son of Matthew and Hannah (HASTY) LIBBY.  He was born 30 September 1788 in Scarborough, Maine.  He married first, Roxanna JONES, 17 November 1812 in Maine.  They had seven children:  Ruth J., Elizabeth Jane, Rufus Jr., Phineas J., Elbridge G., Samuel G., and Charles Ezra.  Rufus and family were enumerated in the 1840 census in Webster, Maine.[1]  Rufus married second Elizabeth (Betsey) JONES 15 June 1843 in Webster.[2]  Rufus and family were enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 censuses taken in Webster.[3]  Rufus worked as a farmer his entire life.  He died 7 May 1867 in Maine, and is buried in Golder Cemetery in Sabattus, Maine.[4]


[1] 1840 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Maine, Webster, 355 (stamped), page 4, Rufus Libby; NARA microfilm publication M704, 145.

[2] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 September 2013), Rufus Libby, Betsey Jones, 15 June 1843, Webster, Androscoggin, Maine.

[3] 1850 U.S. census, Lincoln County, Maine, population schedule, Webster, , dwelling 57, family 58, Rufus K. Libby; NARA microfilm publication M432, 261.  1860 U.S. census, Androscoggin County, Maine, population schedule, Webster, page 2, dwelling 17, family 20, Rufus K. Libby; NARA microfilm publication M653, 432.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 2 September 2013), Rufus King Libby memorial #44849999.

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