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Saco Valley Settlements and Families

Saco Valley Settlements and Families

John Jolly (View posts)
Posted: 1027308868000
Classification: Query
Hi,

Would someone who has a copy of Saco Valley Settlements and Families look up something for me. Ancestry.com has the book on-line but there seems to be a garbling of the line reproduced below. It doesn't seem to make sense. The John Laraby mentioned is an ancestor of mine who went to Nova Scotia after the Revolution. Evidently he was a loyalist. I would like to know who his father was. In any case I would like to know if Ancestry.com make a mistake in transcribing the text below.

Thanks,
John


Saco Valley Settlements and Families , Page 870
...4, 1816; d. a child. 8. SALLY, b. Mar. 6, 1818. 9. CHARLES, b. Jan. 31, 1820. John Laraby, whose father was killed in the Revolution, married Elizabeth Halley (Haley?) ...

Re: Saco Valley Settlements and Families

bc (View posts)
Posted: 1029898995000
Classification: Query
John, the following is listed under a section called "Miscellaneous Fragments"

Hope this helps.

James Larrabee, of Lynn, was one of the crew of the ship “Commerce,” wrecked on the coast of Arabia, July 10, 1793. He suffered many hardships, being robbed by Bedouins and compelled to travel hundreds of miles. He finally arrived at Muscat, where he was released and sent home by the English consul.
John H. Larrabee, son of John, son of John, son of John, son of John, son of Samuel, were all remembered by Artemus Burnett, of Melrose, Mass., formerly of North Malden. Samuel and George Larrabee, of Bangor, Me., were sons of Samuel above.
John Larrabee, of Melrose, cordwainer, married Betsey, dau. of Lieut. John and Mary Vinton, of Malden (she b. Nov. 21, 1781), Sept. 15, 1801. He d. Dec. 15, 1836. Children
1. JOHN, b. June 23, 1802.
2. MARY, b. Feb. 2, 1804.
3. GEORGE, b. Mar. 2, 1806.
4. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 16, 1808.
5. ELIZA, b. Mar. 16, 1810.'
6. NANCY, b. Sept. 6, 1813.
7. CHARLES, b. Jan. 4, 1816; d. a child.
8. SALLY, b. Mar. 6, 1818.
9. CHARLES, b. Jan. 31, 1820.
John Laraby, whose father was killed in the Revolution, married Elizabeth Halley (Haley?) and settled at Cape Breton. These were children when the two families went East. There were six sons and four daughters in the Laraby family, named RICHARD, JOHN, THOMAS, WILLIAM, ESAU, MATTHEW, MARY, ELIZABETH, MARTHA, and SARAH. Matthew m. and settled on Prince Edward Island; had John, William, Nathaniel, Matthew, Richard, Elizabeth.
James Larrabee, born June 19, 1789, at Lansingburg, N. Y.; m. Hulda Bartlett, who was born Jan. 9, 1788, and settled at Taberg, N. Y., where their children were born.
1. WILLIAM N., b. June 24, 1812.
2. CAROLINE H., Oct. 29, 1873.
3. ANN E., b. Jan. 26, 1816.
4. MARY M., b. Oct. 14, 1817; m. Danforth, Rome, N. Y.
5. JAMES D., b. May 8, 1819.
6. GEORGE A., b. June 11, 1821.
7. LYMAN J., b. May 17, 1823.
8. BLEA S., b. Dec. 25, 1824.
9. JOHN H., born July 12, 1826; traveling passenger agent of Ohio and Mississippi Railroad with office at Cincinnati, in 1887.
William C. Larrabee, born in Bath, Me.; m. Abigail McCobb, and settled at Boothbay Harbor, Me. His son, CHARLES H. LARRABEE, m. Harriet E. Edgecomb, of Bath, Me., and had issue: Charles W., m: Carrie B. Botsford, of Milford, Conn.; Lena A., m. Henry D. Wylis, of Boothbay; Alice J., m. Henry G. Stevens; Harry S., Arthur F., Mary A., Clara E., and Albert M.
GEORGE F. LARRABEE, son of William, is a farmer at Boothbay Harbor, Me.

Re: Saco Valley Settlements and Families

John Jolly (View posts)
Posted: 1029904929000
Classification: Query
Thanks a lot! I was hoping there was a bit more information on the father who died in the revolution including which side he was on, since his son seems to have been a loyalist.

Thanks again.
John

Re: Saco Valley Settlements and Families

bc (View posts)
Posted: 1029911212000
Classification: Query
Have you considered ordering a pension file from the NARA? Military records at the archives often have family information. I found bible pages from a Larrabee ancestor who served in the Revolutionary war.

<http://www.archives.gov/research_room/obtain_copies/military...;

While the son may have gone to Canada, he wasn't necessarily a "loyalist," which is actually a term laden with meaning to those who are really into it. My Dad was born in Canada and we have loyalist ancestors, as well as relatives who were loyalist sympathizers and moved to Canada shortly after the Rev war. Through my limited loyalist research, I haven't seen any Larrabees, a surname I'm also interested in. (Which doesn't really mean much.)

The UEL mail list is a great source for not only loyalist research, but for any relatives that emigrated to Canada during this time frame.
<http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/CAN/UNITED-EMPIRE-LOYAL...;

Brant

Re: Saco Valley Settlements and Families

John Jolly (View posts)
Posted: 1029974213000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the tips Brant. I'll check them out.

John

Re: Saco Valley Settlements and Families

Posted: 1141332004000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Larabee, Laraba
My 4x great grandfather, Elijah Larabee (Laraby) is untraceable, other than a mention I read online about Saco Valley and a census from 1850 in Hamilton Co Ill, where he is listed as born in NY around 1795 with son ( my 3x great grandfather) Vinton (Venton, Benton) Larabee, son William born NY, Ulster Co around 1836 and daughter Maria, born 1843, and Eliza, born 1828. Do you have any information about Elijah Larabee? Thanks.
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