Benjamin Stubbs

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Stubbs was born on 1 May 1746, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Richard Stubbs IV, was 28 and his mother, Mary Mercy Brown, was 27. He married Rebecca Dunbar on 6 June 1773, in Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died after 1820.

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Benjamin Stubbs
Rebecca Dunbar
Marriage: 6 June 1773
John Stubbs
Hephzibah Stubbs
Rebekah Stubbs
Benjamin Stubbs
Charles Stubbs
Phebe Stubbs

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  • Benjamin Stubbs, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Benjamin Stubbs in entry for Rebekah Stubbs, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Benj Stubbs in entry for Charles Stubbs, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning


variant of Stubbe with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

perhaps occasionally a topographic name from Middle English stub(be) ‘tree stump’ + hous ‘house’, used for someone who lived in a house by a tree stump.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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