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Levi Smith Chapman Libby

Birth
Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 18 Jul 1886 (aged 76)
Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Burial Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 59003002 · View Source
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Levi was born the eldest son of Daniel and Mary (Rundlett) Libby of Porter, Oxford, Maine. Levi was the first born children to the couple as well. Levi father passed away when he was only eight years old; his 3 young siblings ranged from the age of three to seven. Levi's mother (Mary) became their sole care giver, she never re-married.

Levi got his two middle names from his mother side: Smith from his mother paternal side; her great grandmother (Leah Smith m. Theophilus Rundlett) and Chapman from his maternal grandmother (Phebe Chapman m. Joshua Rundlett).

By the time Levi was sixteen years of age, he was operating the family farmer in which his mother maintained after the death of his father. Levi became known as a very successful farmer, by the time he was age 30; the family farm was valued at 1,200.00 which was a lot of money in 1840.

On 23 Mar 1834, Levi married Elizabeth Dyer Boothby she was the daughter of another successful farmer in Limington, Maine; Thomas and Sarah "Sally" Dyer Boothby.

Levi and Eliza (as she was called) had eight children:
1. Julia Ann Libby (m.York) 1835-1912; b/d in Porter, Maine
2. Warren Libby (m. Huntress) 1836-1919; b/d in Porter, Maine
3. Mary Libby 1839-1840; only child not to reach adulthood; b/d in Porter, Maine
4. Mary Jane Libby (Never married) 1841-1868; b/d in Porter, Maine
5. Elzira Boothby Libby (m. Cook) 1843-1928; bin Porter, Maine; d in Cornish, Maine
6. Almeda Bragdon Libby (m. Harmon) 1847-1877; b in Porter, Maine; d in Hollis, Maine
7. Thomas Boothby Libby (m. Downs) 1849-1930; b/d in Porter, Maine
8. Roscoe Libby (m. 1st Hubbard, 2nd Titcomb) 1853-1919; b/d in Porter, Maine

Levi family farm & home (formerly his father) was located between his paternal grandfather Stephen Libby farm and the Jacob French Family Farm. The area today would be around the intersection of the French and Gilman Roads in Porter. His mother Mary remained living at the family farm home with Levi, his wife and children.

Levi was well known in the town for all of his services, duties and committees he served on for the town, the Free Will Baptist Church and his neighbors.

Levi eldest son Warren took over the operation of the farm by 1880 and cared for his aging parents Levi and Eliza until their deaths. L

Levi died at the age if 76 yrs 3mos. 25 days on the farm in which he was born and lived his complete life on. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery (named Daniel Libby Cemetery) near his parents. His beloved wife Eliza joined him six years later.


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  • Maintained by: Christine Morrill
  • Originally Created by: Bonnie Huish
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59003002
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Levi Smith Chapman Libby (23 Mar 1810–18 Jul 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59003002, citing Daniel Libby Cemetery, Porter, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Christine Morrill (contributor 47423343) .