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Samuel Appleton Libby
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1826
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1901
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA

Cherokee County Biographical History, 1889:
S. A. LIBBY, an enterprising and representative citizen of Cedar Township, has been a resident of Cherokee County since 1882. He is a native of Cumberland County, Maine, born August 21, 1826, and is a son of James and Emma (Chase) Libby, also natives of the State of Maine, and of English ancestry. The father died at the advanced age of eighty-nine years, and the mother, when our subject was two years old.

He is one of a family of fourteen children, and was occupied with farm work until he was twenty-two years old; he then went to Waltham, Massachusetts, and worked at the carpenter's trade until 1853. Caught in the tide of emigration, he journeyed to the West, and located at Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa, where he had two older brothers; there he remained seven years, employed at his trade; at the end of this time he removed to Delaware County, and settled near Delhi, where he lived until 1882, when, as before stated, he came to Cherokee County. For a short time he lived in Afton Township, and then purchased his present place, which is known as the Hilton farm; it contains eighty acres with a good house, barn, and many other improvements. The land lies very near the town plat of Larrabee.

Mr. Libby is engaged in general farming, and he also works at his trade. In 1856, in Cumberland County, Maine, occurred the marriage of S. A. Libby and Miss Angeline Riley, a native of Oxford County, and a daughter of David and Sarah (Farnham) Riley. By this union nine children have been born: Wilbur, assessor of Cedar Township; Eugene, Alvra, Roselle[sic, Rosaline/Rossie], Florence, Mabel, Evelyn, Annette, and Melvin (deceased). In political thought and action Mr. Libby is a Republican. He is now in his sixty-third year, and is one of the respected and highly esteemed men of the township.

Son, Melvin Libby, is Memorial # 65532830. 
Family links: 
  Angeline P. Riley Libby (1832 - 1907)
  Wilbur E. Libby (1857 - 1949)*
  Rosaline L. Libby (1859 - 1948)*
  Florence I. Libby Hardy (1861 - 1944)*
  Eugene R. Libby (1864 - 1960)*
  Alvra C. Libby (1866 - 1949)*
  Mabel F. Libby Phelps (1868 - 1954)*
  Evelyn S. Libby McClain (1870 - 1933)*
  Annette N. Libby (1873 - 1959)*
  Melvin Libby (1877 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset View Cemetery
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Jul 19, 2011
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Samuel Appleton Libby
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Samuel Appleton Libby
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Samuel Appleton Libby
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