Mary Libby

5 February 1795–8 April 1884 (Age 89)
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Libby was born on 5 February 1795, in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Ebenezer Obadiah Libby, was 37 and her mother, Mary Hill, was 34. She married Moses Pettigrew on 17 November 1823. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Machiasport, Washington, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 April 1884, at the age of 89, and was buried in Larrabee, Machiasport, Washington, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Pettigrew
Mary Libby
Marriage: 17 November 1823
Obed Pettigrew
Warren Pettigrew
Charles S. Pettegrew
Stilman Pettigrew

Spouse and Children

17 November 1823


    Obed Pettigrew


    Warren Pettigrew


    Charles S. Pettegrew


    Stilman Pettigrew


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 9

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): from a pet form of the female personal names Elizabeth or Isabel.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Pettigrove, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Pettigrew in household of Moses Pettigrew, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Pettigrew in household of Moses Pettigrew, "United States Census, 1850"

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