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Title Joseph Libby Papers
Dates 1748-1802
Creator Libby, Joseph
ID Number MS005
Scope & Content This collection includes many small pieces of paper on which are written bills for services rendered, receipts paying for those services, as well as letters asking for payment for services and goods. There are also numerous court summonses, and legal documents against other family members over Martha Libby's will. Joseph Libby was the constable of Biddeford at the turn of the 18th century, and lived in Biddeford and Saco. What little records can be found indicate he lived mostly in Saco, as his children were born there. He was born in Kittery, Maine in 1725 to Solomon Libby and Martha (Hanscom) Libby. He married Shuah Staples in Kittery, Maine in 1749, and they had 8 children, most of whom died young. Joseph Libby died in 1802 in Saco, at the age of 76. [Donated by Alice Haskell, 1941.]
Source FIC-various-unknown
Credit line Legacy Collections
Local Subjects Biddeford
Biddeford Police Department