Michael Adams Libby

Male19 March 1819–

Brief Life History 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 33. 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

Sources (16)

  • Michl Libby, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Michael Libby, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Michael Libby in entry for Louise G. Libby, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    6 November 1843Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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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, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

    History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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