Michael Adams Libby

19 March 1819–
Limington, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Adams Libby was born on 19 March 1819, in Limington, York, Maine, United States, his father, John Adams Libby, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Sawyer, was 32. He married Rebecca Frances Copeland on 6 November 1843, in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years.

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Michael Adams Libby
Rebecca Frances Copeland
Marriage: 6 November 1843
Frank Marion Libby
Ella Estelle Libby
Louise Geneva Libby
Marita Malcomb Libby

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca Frances Copeland


6 November 1843
Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States


    Frank Marion Libby


    Ella Estelle Libby


    Louise Geneva Libby


    Marita Malcomb Libby


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Maine is the 23rd state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 41

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Michl Libby, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Michel Libby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Michael Libby in entry for Louise G. Libby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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