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 Daniel Libby

Daniel Libby

Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 19 Sep 1818 (aged 32)
Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Burial Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 59002932 · View Source
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Daniel was born the second son and the first born white male child in Porter, Oxford, Maine (at the time called Porterfield) to Stephen and Mary (Knowles) Libby. Daniel's father Stephen came with his eldest brother Meshach to the land now known as Porter, Maine in Oxford County. Daniel's grandfather John Libby followed his two sons Stephen & Meshach to this land by 1790.

Daniel clearly grew in to a special man give all the wonderful notes found written about Daniel. His father Stephen notes in his journal that Daniel is the one son he truly admires as a man. His pride over pours as he states Daniel to be a man every father prays for. In other records, Daniel is described as a kind, caring, loving man, a man of great work ethic which was highly valued at this time and era! Upon his young death his widow, Mary states that she will never re-marry, that Daniel was her soul mate, and that to find another man to equal Daniel would never happen. True to her words she never re-marries!

Sadly the very work ethic that Daniel was valued for by most was likely his killer. Daniel was falling timber on his land the day is died. It is noted that it was abnormally warm day, Daniel fell suddenly with fever and rapidly fell into a coma and died that afternoon. It is noted by the doctor that Daniel most likely died of work exhaustion; today we most likely would call is Heat Stroke. Daniel was only 32 yrs old.

During Daniel life he married his soul mate Mary Rundlett on 19 Mar 1809 in Porter, Maine. Build a wonderful large farm and home for his new bride and new upcoming family; for which they had four children prior to Daniel's death. Daniel operated his father's family Saw Mill quite successfully according to many, including his father.

Daniel and Mary's children were:
1. Levi Smith Chapman Libby (1810-1886)
2. Mahala Libby (1811-1837)
3. Phebe Rundlett Libby (1813-1881)
4. Joshua Rundlett Libby (1815-1878)

Out of the children Levi spoke of his father most, being the eldest child of age ten when his father passed he remembered him best.

Daniel like his father was an excellent carpenter as well. He too like many Libby(s)for which they were well known for has men of large physical status; abnormally tall, large hands, board shouldered. I can attest that height is still the case today in our branch of the family.

Daniel was honored best by his wife Mary, given her hard-work to maintain the farm, home, and family until their eldest son Levi at age seventeen became soul operator of farm. Daniel was honored by his father as well who named his youngest son Daniel born in 1821; three years after Daniel (I) death. Ironically he was considered a man of great quality as well.

Daniel was laid to rest on his land; named the Daniel Libby Cemetery on Moulton Ridge Road in Porter, Maine. His wife and soul mate joined him many years later given she lived to the age of 73 years.

His family of today is very proud to call ourselves his 3rd and 4th great grandchildren! Thank you for all you did in your short life; be assured it is not unappreciated!

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  • Maintained by: Christine Morrill
  • Originally Created by: Bonnie Huish
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59002932
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Libby (3 Apr 1786–19 Sep 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59002932, citing Daniel Libby Cemetery, Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Christine Morrill (contributor 47423343) .