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John Gunnison LEWIS was born on 29 APR 1839 in Northfield, Washington County, Vermont. Parents: Silas LEWIS and Lois COLBY.


Jonas Dunham LEWIS was born on 14 NOV 1850 in Pennsylvania. He died on 29 MAY 1914. Parents: Phineas LEWIS and Ada Martha COLBY.


Lillian B. LEWIS was born in 1892 in Maine. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine.

Spouse: Frank Hobart COLBY. Frank Hobart COLBY and Lillian B. LEWIS were married on 11 JUL 1915 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Mary O. COLBY, Ernest C. COLBY.


Lucinda LEWIS was born in 1814 in Maine. She appeared in the census on 5 SEP 1850 in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. She died.

Spouse: Wilmot COLBY. Wilmot COLBY and Lucinda LEWIS were married on 18 SEP 1841 in Waldo County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0012415; Waldo County, Maine marriage records, vols. 1-3, 1802-1887.) Children were: Mehitable Jane COLBY, Sophronia A. COLBY, James Henry COLBY.


Martha LEWIS was born on 28 OCT 1834 in New York. She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1870 in Madison, Lake County, Ohio. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. She appeared in the census on 15 JUN 1900 in Perry, Lake County, Ohio. She died on 13 JUL 1912 at Perry, Lake County, Ohio.

Spouse: Joseph Bonaparte COLBY. Joseph Bonaparte COLBY and Martha LEWIS were married on 25 SEP 1855 in New York. Children were: Celia COLBY, Alva COLBY, Hettie A. COLBY.


Mary Augusta LEWIS was born on 15 APR 1846 in Northfield, Washington County, Vermont. She died on 13 FEB 1878 at Randolph, Orange County, Vermont. Parents: Silas LEWIS and Lois COLBY.


Mary Luella LEWIS was born on 14 MAR 1869 in Michigan. She died in SEP 1927. Parents: Phineas LEWIS and Ada Martha COLBY.


Maynard Roscoe LEWIS was born on 25 JUL 1922 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. He died on 16 AUG 1997 at Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. He had Social Security Number 001-22-7366 . (BOOK SOURCE: "The Fourteen of Us, A History of the COLBY Family of Lunenburg, Vermont", by Ruby Colby Beecher. Copyright 1985.) Parents: Albert LEWIS and Eunice Mattie COLBY.

Spouse: Jeanette FOURNIER. Maynard Roscoe LEWIS and Jeanette FOURNIER were married about 1946.


Nelson LEWIS was born in 1847 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: Sarah Maria COLBY. Nelson LEWIS and Sarah Maria COLBY were married about 1875 in Massachusetts. Children were: William W. LEWIS.


Norman Luke LEWIS was born on 8 AUG 1928 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Fourteen of Us, A History of the COLBY Family of Lunenburg, Vermont", by Ruby Colby Beecher. Copyright 1985.) Parents: Albert LEWIS and Eunice Mattie COLBY.

Spouse: Barbara Jean WHITNEY. Norman Luke LEWIS and Barbara Jean WHITNEY were married on 22 JUN 1952.


Phineas LEWIS was born on 6 AUG 1823 in Ohio. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Conneaut, Erie County, Pennsylvania. He died on 23 APR 1892 at Conneaut, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Spouse: Ada Martha COLBY. Phineas LEWIS and Ada Martha COLBY were married about 1847 in Pennsylvania. Children were: Betsey Minerva LEWIS, Jonas Dunham LEWIS, Henry Harmon LEWIS, Hibbard Frank LEWIS, Carrie Estella LEWIS, Mary Luella LEWIS.


Rexford Albert LEWIS was born on 2 MAR 1924 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. He died in SEP 1944. Killed in action WW II (BOOK SOURCE: "The Fourteen of Us, A History of the COLBY Family of Lunenburg, Vermont", by Ruby Colby Beecher. Copyright 1985.) Parents: Albert LEWIS and Eunice Mattie COLBY.


Silas LEWIS was born on 4 APR 1810 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He died on 23 SEP 1869 at Northfield, Washington County, Vermont.

Spouse: Lois COLBY. Silas LEWIS and Lois COLBY were married on 2 NOV 1836 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Edwin LEWIS, Charles Everett LEWIS, Mary Augusta LEWIS, John Gunnison LEWIS, Augusta Ann LEWIS, Caroline Elizabeth LEWIS.


Thomas LEWIS was born about 1823. He died at Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Mary A. C. COLBY. Thomas LEWIS and Mary A. C. COLBY were married about 1845.


Wendell Clark LEWIS was born on 13 FEB 1921 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. He died on 5 DEC 1990 at Vermont. He had Social Security Number 008-16-3472 . (BOOK SOURCE: "The Fourteen of Us, A History of the COLBY Family of Lunenburg, Vermont", by Ruby Colby Beecher. Copyright 1985.) Parents: Albert LEWIS and Eunice Mattie COLBY.

Spouse: Rita FOURNIER. Wendell Clark LEWIS and Rita FOURNIER were married on 9 SEP 1946.


William Frederick LEWIS was born on 2 MAY 1831 in Springfield, Sumter County, Alabama. He died on 9 AUG 1891 at Alabama. Parents: William Martin LEWIS and Mary BARTLETT.


William Martin LEWIS was born on 29 AUG 1798 in Bridgewater, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 13 FEB 1881 at Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama.

Spouse: Mary BARTLETT. William Martin LEWIS and Mary BARTLETT were married on 25 SEP 1828. Children were: William Frederick LEWIS.


William W. LEWIS was born in 1876 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Nelson LEWIS and Sarah Maria COLBY.


Russell LEYH was born about 1914. Born at home with Mrs.Emma Klaseus in attendance.

Attended the Easterlea School. Worked on the Alaska Highway. He and Rhea operated a store,motel and cabins during the summer months in La Ronge, Sask and lived in Humboldt during the winter. In 1950 took over Russell's parents homestead in Viscount where he farmed and hauled gravel. Russ enjoyed hunting and trapshooting and won the Saskatchewan Trapshooting Championship. In 1974 he retired and moved to Humboldt where he helped to form the Humboldt Gun Club. He was an avid bird hunter and spent endless hours watching the migratory game birds during hunting season. In 1996 moved to live with their daughter Lona in Maple Creek, SK., and passed away in the spring while on his way to watch the geese come in. - [Blair Barbeau 2002.FTW]

Spouse: Rhea HAYES. Russell LEYH and Rhea HAYES were married about 1935.


John S. LIBBEY was born about 1832.

Spouse: Mary Malvina GOULD. John S. LIBBEY and Mary Malvina GOULD were married in JUN 1868 in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.


Sarah LIBBEY was born in 1635 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 4VZW-MW.

Spouse: Richard ROGERS. Richard ROGERS and Sarah LIBBEY were married in Kittery, York County, Maine. Children were: John ROGERS, Alice ROGERS.


Abigail LIBBY was born about 1659 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She died before 1736 at Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 2076-P7. Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).


Abigail LIBBY was born on 29 SEP 1707 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 4VZX-39. Parents: David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY).


Alice LIBBY was born on 28 NOV 1714 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 2076-0L. Parents: David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM.


Amos LIBBY was born on 29 JAN 1781 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He was christened/baptized on 30 JAN 1781 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 26 DEC 1813 at Plattsburg, Canada. The cause of death was listed as Killed in Battle of Plattsburg in Canada. He has Ancestral File Number 206X-SN. Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Anna LIBBY was born on 24 FEB 1781 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 1LCS-943. Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Anna LIBBY was born on 24 FEB 1791 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 206X-XC. Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Anthony LIBBY was born in 1649 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 28 FEB 1718 at Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was buried on 5 MAR 1718 in Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 2076-LP. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).


Clarissa Milliken LIBBY was born on 25 FEB 1802 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 206Z-36. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Daniel LIBBY was born about 1665 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 23 FEB 1687 at Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in 1735 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 2076-TW. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).


David LIBBY was born in 1657 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He signed a will on 6 MAY 1725 in Kittery, York County, Maine. He died on 24 DEC 1736 at Kittery, York County, Maine. He has Ancestral File Number 9KHL-V0. Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).

Spouse: Eleanor (LIBBY). David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY) were married on 11 FEB 1681 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Children were: David LIBBY, Samuel LIBBY, Mary LIBBY, Solomon LIBBY, John LIBBY, Elizabeth LIBBY, Ephraim LIBBY, Eleanor LIBBY, Abigail LIBBY.


David LIBBY was born in 1690 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 6 FEB 1765 at Kittery, York County, Maine. He was buried on 6 FEB 1765 in Kittery, York County, Maine. He has Ancestral File Number 2075-CC. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Parents: David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY).

Spouse: Esther HANSCOM. David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM were married in 1720 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Children were: Thomas LIBBY, Alice LIBBY, Josiah LIBBY, George LIBBY, Esther LIBBY, Timothy LIBBY, Thomas LIBBY, David LIBBY, Eleanor LIBBY.


David LIBBY was born in 1727 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 13 DEC 1750. He has Ancestral File Number GCZQ-J1. Parents: David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM.


David LIBBY was born on 15 SEP 1798 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He has Ancestral File Number 206Z-1T. Scarboro, Maine and Scarborough, Maine are one in the same.
Collier's World Atla and Gazetteer, 1939, uses Scarboro.
1997 Rand McNally Road Atlas uses Scarborough.
Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Edna Helen LIBBY was born in FEB 1850 in Rockland, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 29 JUL 1850 in Rockland, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Frederick Waterhouse LIBBY and Adelaide W. COLBY.


Eleanor LIBBY was born on 21 JUN 1705 in Kittery, York County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 4VZX-24. Parents: David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY).


Eleanor LIBBY was christened/baptized on 5 AUG 1731 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She was born on 15 AUG 1731 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 2076-5G. Parents: David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM.


Elizabeth LIBBY was born in 1700 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 4VZX-0R. Parents: David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY).


Ephraim LIBBY was born on 2 FEB 1702 in Kittery, York County, Maine. He died in 1776/77 at Kittery, York County, Maine. He was buried in 1776/77 in Kittery, York County, Maine. He has Ancestral File Number 4VZX-1X. Parents: David LIBBY and Eleanor (LIBBY).


Esther LIBBY was born on 7 APR 1721 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She died on 18 SEP 1762. She has Ancestral File Number 2076-34. Parents: David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM.


Eunice LIBBY (twin) was born on 2 MAR 1772 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She was christened/baptized on 10 SEP 1775 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 2075-X9. Parents: Thomas LIBBY and Mary LARRABEE.


Eunice LIBBY was born on 6 JUL 1788 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 206X-W6. Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.


Frederick Waterhouse LIBBY was born on 20 MAR 1828 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 29 JUL 1850 in Rockland, Lincoln County, Maine. (family living with Dr Zenas Colby.)

Spouse: Adelaide W. COLBY. Frederick Waterhouse LIBBY and Adelaide W. COLBY were married on 27 AUG 1849 in Rockland, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Edna Helen LIBBY.


George LIBBY has Ancestral File Number BJZJ-G2.

Spouse: Eliza CARTER. George LIBBY and Eliza CARTER were married on 27 FEB 1839 in Newry, Oxford County, Maine.


George LIBBY was born on 18 JAN 1719 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 15 JAN 1790 at Machias, Washington County, Maine. He has Ancestral File Number 2076-2X. Parents: David LIBBY and Esther HANSCOM.


George LIBBY was born on 17 NOV 1881. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: George W. LIBBY and Laurietta Ada EASTMAN.


George W. LIBBY was born about 1856.

Spouse: Laurietta Ada EASTMAN. George W. LIBBY and Laurietta Ada EASTMAN were married on 25 DEC 1879 in New Hampshire. Children were: George LIBBY, Moses Harold LIBBY.


Hannah LIBBY was born in 1663 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She died in 1733 at Kittery, York County, Maine. She has Ancestral File Number 825D-2W. Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).


Photo Hannah Knight LIBBY was born on 9 OCT 1786 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. She was baptized on 4 JUL 1834 in Newry, Oxford County, Maine. Hannah was baptized in the Bear River at Newry, Oxford County, Maine. She died on 17 NOV 1867 at Provo, Utah County, Utah. She was buried in the Provo City Cemetery at Provo, Utah County, Utah (Grave Location: Provo City Cemetery, Block 4 Lot 14.) She has Ancestral File Number 1KRQ-KJ. She was named after Hannah Knight - Great Grandmother.
Biography of Hannah Knight Libby Carter

Source: Hannah Knight Libby Carter, biography, photocopy of typescript.
Grammar has been standardized.

Hannah Knight Libby Carter was born October 9, 1786, at Scarborough on the coast of Maine. She was the daughter of Captain Zebulon Libby and Lydia Andrews. Her father, born about 1757, as a young man served three years in the Revolution and was afterwards a captain in the militia. He married Lydia Andrews, daughter of Deacon Amos and Ann (Seavey) Andrews on 19 of October, 1780. He died 6 December, 1836, and his widow on 9 December, 1838. They had 11 children, Hannah being the fourth child.

Her brother, Amos, married, but his wife died a few years later. He then enlisted in the American army for one year and lost his life at the Battle of Plattsburgh in Canada, 26 October, 1831, during the war then being waged between Canada and the United States.

Practically all the ancestors of Hannah Knight Libby on both her father's and mother's lines have been traced back to the immigrant ancestor in America. The Libby genealogy was traced many years ago by a young man of 18 naturally inclined to genealogy who conceived the idea of tracing all his ancestors back to the immigrant to America. The first of the Libby family in Maine he found was John Libby who came from Sraodataire, near Canterbury, Kent, England. He, with others, settled at an early day in what later became known as Scarborough. There they suffered many attacks from the Indians, had many stirring adventures, and a number of their families were killed or carried into captivity.

Lydia Andrews, her mother, was a granddaughter of Hannah Knight, and for her she named her daughter, the subject of this sketch. Another maternal ancestor was May Ingersol who was also the progenitor of Laura (Ingersol) Sabord, the famous Canadian heroine of the War of 1812.

On March 2, 1805, Hannah Knight Libby was married to John Carter. He was born in Scarborough, Maine, the son of Richard Carter and Jane McKenney the 17th of May, 1782. To them 11 children were born, the first three in Scarborough, and the rest in Newry, and as recorded by Phillip L. Carter, one of the children:

Dominicus born 21 June 1806
Almira born 3 January 1808
Hannah born 28 June 1809
William Furlsbury born 1 May 1811
Phillip Libby born 17 January 1813
John Harrison born 13 January 1815, died 11 April 1815
John Harrison born 6 October 1816
Eliza Ann born 28 September 1818
Richard born 8 August 1820
Mary Jane born 13 March 1823
Rufus born 9 October 1825

Nine of these children grew to maturity and had large families whose descendants now are numbered by thousands and may be found through the West and in practically all parts of the nation.

Hannah Carter was a refined, cultured woman. The family belonged to the Methodist Church. In 1834, Mormon elders brought to them in their home in Maine the gospel. The following account is written by Eliza Ann Carter Snow, daughter of Hannah.

I first embraced Mormonism in 1834 in the town of Newry, Oxford County, state of Maine. The first Mormon elders I ever heard preach were John F. Boynton and Daniel Bean. They came to my father's house and my mother lay very sick. The doctors had given her up. The elders told her they were preaching a new doctrine and they told her that she could be healed if she could have faith, that they would hold hands on her. They did lay hands on her and said, "In the name of the Lord Jesus, be thou made whole." And she was made whole and arose and called for her clothes and said, "I must go to the water. She walked one-half mile and was baptized in the river called Bear River and was confirmed. And there was a large branch raised up in that place.

John Carter did not join the Church. When his wife was healed he said, "That beats Doctor Bills," but he never joined the Church.

Of the nine children, Dominicus, Hannah (who had married Aaron York), William F., John, Eliza Ann, and Richard were all baptized, most of them in 1834. Two daughters and one son never became members.

Responding to the spirit of gathering which rested upon them, those who had embraced Mormonism left Maine in 1836 and traveled all the way to Kirtland, Ohio, then to [the] headquarters of the Church. They attended the temple, took part in the wonderful meetings, and joined the Saints in singing the songs of Zion.

The next year an apostate movement arose and John F. Boynton, the missionary who had brought the gospel to them in Maine and had since became one of the First Quorum of Apostles, became one of the bitterest and most violent leaders against the Prophet. So intense was the persecution that those who remained staunch and faithful were forced to leave for Far West, Missouri.

Early in 1838 William F. Carter and Eliza Ann, who had recently married James C. Snow, set out together for Missouri driving an ox team. The graphic story of that trying journey is told by Eliza Ann.

It was cold weather and we suffered much with the cold, but we traveled until we came to Terre Haute, Indiana, and one of our oxen died, leaving us with one ox, so we were obliged to stop. We had no money, no house to go in, and we got the privilege of going into a horse stable and I cleaned it out and was glad to get into a place out of the storms. After stopping in Indiana a few weeks, Hyrum Smith's company came along and he being acquainted with me, said to me, "If you will ride in my baggage wagon, I will take you along and you can drive the team and the men can walk." I said I will do so.

We traveled until we came to Jacksonville, Illinois. There one of Hyrum's horses died and he had to leave us. There was a branch of the Church nearby, but he did not leave us penniless among strangers, without home or friends, but he called for the president of the branch and told him to let Brother Snow preside over the branch as missionary and to feed and cloth us until the Kirtland Camp company came along in the fall, and he did so. The president's name was __errick, the brother that was killed at the Hann's [Haun's] Mill Massacre in Missouri. While we were there in the branch I looked out and, behold, there came my brother, William, with the one ox that we had left behind. He had made a harness and tackled him up, and the one ox carried his wife and three children to Missouri, and when I saw him I rejoiced to see him have so much faith, but the Gentiles made all manner of fun of him. "There goes a d___ Mormon with his ox." But he
got there just the same; and Father Joseph Smith said it should be in the annals of his history.

After that the Kirtland camp came along and we went to Missouri with them. We went into an old log house that we could poke a cat out between the logs and there my first child was born; it was the 30th day of October in the year 1838, Sarah Jane (her child), who became the wife of Marshall Kingman and afterward wife of President Joseph Young. It was cold and snowed every day and the mob came into Far West the very day of her birth, and we were much excited. I could not keep the midwife long enough to dress my child. Sister Diantha Billings was her name, well known among our people. The mob was blowing horns and firing guns all night long. We were without bread or anything to make bread of, but by the help of the Lord we were preserved by the brethren giving up their arms and promising to leave Far West. We left for Illinois in the month of February of the following year [1839]. There were three families to one wagon and one span of old horses, we took turns in walking. There was Brother Winslow Farr and wife, Garner Snow and wife, and James Snow and wife. We traveled all day and at night lay down at a campfire, as we had no tent.

In the famous Kirtland Camp which traveled from Kirtland to Far West were Dominicus Carter with six in his family, Aaron York with four in his family, and John Carter with two. Dominicus, on July 18, [1838], was appointed commissary of the camp. Once when three of the camp members were unjustly thrown into prison, Dominicus Carter voluntarily returned and stayed with them in prison until their release was obtained.

On August 11, [1838] in the fore part of the night, Sarah Emily, daughter of Dominicus Carter aged about two years and three months, died. Hers was the fourth death of the journey. Her funeral was held at two o'clock the next day.

But still further sorrows awaited him as the camp neared Far West. Every day they saw numerous men of the community take up arms and go to join the mob militia to drive the Mormons from the state of Missouri or exterminate them.

Someone suggested that a member of the camp turn back and not run into certain danger, but this proposal was unanimously rejected. The camp arrived at their destination July 4th, [1838]. Persecution and massacres were a frequent occurrence and mobs preyed upon the community.

During this time, Lydia, the wife of Dominicus Carter, was confined. When the baby was but five days old she was ordered by a mob with blackened faces to vacate her home by midnight, as they were going to burn it. She went into a nearby woods with her children and remained there through the night. There was a cold heavy rainfall, and as a result of this exposure so soon after the birth of her baby, she took cold and passed away shortly afterward, October 23, [1838]. Her surviving children were scattered among the relatives.

In February, 1839, the Saints were driven from Missouri. The leader of one group was Isaac Morley. He found a suitable spot for settlement near Lima, Illinois, where four walls of a log cabin had been set up. He moved it while it had neither roof, floor, or windows. Other families joined him, and soon a prosperous community had arisen, known
as Morley's Settlement. It was also called _____.

In the space of five years fertile farms had been developed and the community was a vertible hive of industry. On June 15, 1844, a mob of 2,000 men headed by bitter anti-Mormon Levi Williams, came upon the Saints at Morley's Settlement and ordered them to make a choice of one of three alternatives. First they were to take up arms, join the mob and go with them to Nauvoo and help them to arrest the Prophet Joseph Smith and 17 other leaders. [Second], they must abandon their homes and go to Nauvoo, or third, give up their arms and remain neutral. They were given until eight o'clock to decide and told that if they did not join the mob they would "smell thunder."

These brave and devoted Church members did not join the mob nor remain neutral, so they were compelled to leave their homes and flee to Nauvoo for safety. The Prophet heard their story and sent messengers to report this outrage to Governor Ford. Before any action was taken, however, the martyrdom of the Prophet and Hyrum occurred on the 27th [June, 1844], at Carthage Jail.

In the months that followed, the situation became more peaceful and the group returned to their homes in Morley's Settlement, and peace reigned until September 10th, 1845, when another mob bent on destruction came upon the settlement and for eight days and nights fired upon the settlers, burned between 70 or 80 homes, all their stacks of grain, shops, and other buildings. The inhabitants were ordered out into the cold night during a drenching rain, and the aged, sick, and little ones suffered intensely, and many deaths occurred.

Edmund Durfee, one of the leaders of the comunity, was shot by the mob.

Brigham Young and the leaders advised them to abandon their homes and possessions to the mob, but to save as many of their families as they could and come to Nauvoo. Teams were sent from Nauvoo to assist in bringing them in.

In February, 1846, the exodus from Nauvoo began. Hannah Libby and her husband, John [Carter], had moved to Nauvoo as early as 1842 when they signed a deed in Hancock County purchasing land at Morley's Settlement. She had received a patriarchal blessing from Isaac Morley in 1844.

At last the day of separation came. John Carter persistantly refused to join the Church. Hannah, his wife, elected to come west with her people and her children who had embraced Mormonism. Before leaving Nauvoo, she was sealed for time and eternity to Isaac Morley.

They traveled westward with the body of the Saints as far as Council Bluffs. When the call for the Mormon Battalion came, Richard Carter, her youngest son, enrolled and was mustered into service July 16, 1846, at Council Bluffs. He served as a private in company "E" of the Mormon Battalion, commanded by Captain Higgins. On November 19, 1846, he died in service on the march to California, and was buried by his comrades at Puertelo, four miles south of Socow, New Mexico, on the Rio Grande, leaving a wife and two children. On April 12, 1852, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, his wife died of smallpox, and the children were brought across the plains by their aunt, Eliza Ann Carter Snow.

It is said that Dominicus Carter would have been one of first company of 1847 pioneers, but being an expert blacksmith, he was requested by the leaders to remain at Council Bluffs and help prepare the immigrant trains for the long journey.

He crossed the plains in 1851 accompanied by his aged mother, and they arrived in Salt Lake City 20 June, 1851. Shortly afterward he went to Provo, and in 1852 was selected as counselor to George A. Smith who was called to preside over the settlement. This position he occupied for years. The first president of Utah Stake was James C. Snow, son-in-law of Hannah Carter. In 1852, William F. Carter, another son, was appointed to a mission in India. He bore a letter of recommendation signed by the First Presidency, which read:

This certifies that the bearer, William F. Carter, is in full faith
and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
and by the very authorities of said Church, has been duly appointed a
mission to Hindoostan to preach the gospel and administer in all the
ordinances thereof pertaining to his office. And we invite all men to
give heed to his teachings and counselings as a man of God sent to
open to them the door of life and salvation; and assist him in his
travels in whatsoever things he may have need. And we pray God, the
Eternal Father, to bless Elder W. F. Carter and all who receive him
and administer to his comfort, with the blessings of heaven and earth
for time and all eternity. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

BRIGHAM YOUNG
HEBER C. KIMBALL
WILLARD RICHARDS


He was also given the following letter of introduction.

To whom it may concern. Know ye that I, Brigham Young, governor
of said territory in the United States of America, and I am personally
acquainted with the bearer, William F. Carter, and know him be a respectable,
high-minded, and honorable man.

And as Mr. Carter proposes visiting Asia on a mission, I cheerfully
recommend him to the protection and the respect of all sovereigns,
ministers of state, magistrates, and police authorities, and to the esteem
of all honorable men among whom he may sojourn.

In token of which I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused
the seal of said territory to be affixed at Great Salt Lake City, the first day
of October, 1852, and of the independence of the United States of America
the twenty-seventh by the governor.

BRIGHAM YOUNG
WILLARD RICHARDS,
Appointed by the Governor secretary protem.

During this mission he traveled completely around the world. He returned in 1853, visiting on his way back relatives in Maine and Illinois.

In June, 1852, Hannah Carter dictated the following message to her son, Dominicus, showing her deep interest in temple work for her kindred dead:

By request of your mother I am writing to you. She wishes to communicate to you some of her wishes with regard to her deceased relatives. She is well at present as common, but as life is uncertain, if it is not her privilege to live in this world to do the work for her parents and relatives that have gone the way of all the earth, she wants to leave this work so that it may be done and done right. She wishes to be ready to go when she is called. This is the way we all should leave.

Then followed a detailed list of relatives she remembered for whom temple work was to be done.

Hannah Knight Libby Carter, biography, photocopy of typescript. Grammar has been standardized.She remained at Provo during the time of the Echo Canyon War and when the body of the Saints moved south to Provo and adjoining towns. She lived in her later years at the home of Dominicus Carter. Those who remember her describe her as short in stature with a round face, impressive blue eyes, and refined and dignified bearing. She frequently wore a lace cap and was prim neat. She was well educated and always very industrious, keeping her knitting close by and working even in her advanced years.


Hannah Knight Libby Carter, biography, photocopy of typescript.
Grammar has been standardized. Almost the last glimpse we have of her
was obtained from letter written on March 5, 1867, by her son,
Dominicus, to his brother, Phillip Carter, living on the site of
Morley's Settlement in Illinois. Said he:


Mother is still alive, but very feeble. I don't think she can live
long. She is getting old, rising nightly. If you should want to see
her before she should die, you better come this spring and not wait
till the railroad is finished. Mother wants me to say to you that she
does not expect to live long on this earth and she wants that you
should prepare to meet her in the world to come. She says the path she
has pursued for the last 30 years is the only path by which you can
enjoy her society in the world to come and be accepted of the Lord.

Myself, John, Hannah, and Eliza Ann live in Provo City. William and
Aaron live 25 miles from here at a place called Santaquin. Aaron did
live in the cotton county but has moved back. It was too hot in the
country for him. Aaron's health is very poor, he is afflicted with
rheumatism.

I have quit smithing and gone to farming. My eyes are so weak. I have
a large shop rented. Blacksmithing is a very good business here.
Brother John works at the business about half the time.

Now, Phillip, the world is in a bad situation and though I don't know
what the matter is, therefore, I will honestly wish to give a little
advice to my blood kin, whether kindly received or not, to come out of
Babylon or confusion and come with us from the crash of the nations.

Yours respectfully,
DOMINICUS CARTER


Hannah Knight Libby Carter, biography, photocopy of typescript. Grammar has been standardized. Her death had occurred shortly before November 2, 1867, for on this day a letter written by Mary E. Whiting from Springville to a relative in Manti states, "Mother Carter is dead." Her funeral was held at the graveside in the Provo cemetery.
The day was very cold.

Dominicus Carter spoke at the funeral of his mother and told how faithful she had always been. She had always been a true wife, had always held the priesthood, and he said she should come forth in the first resurrection.


The true spirit of her life mission is summarized by the inspired words of the patriarch who pronounced upon her and her posterity this marvelous blessing:

The heavens and earth are stored with blessings for thee and thy posterity after thee. Thou hast been faithful in the day of trial. The principles of virtue are planted within thy bosom. The last day shall be thy best days, as the desires of thy heart shall be. Thy day shall be lengthened even until thou are in lawful heir and by proxy thou shalt administer and be blessed in thy administration in behalf of thine progenitors.


By Patriarchal Blessing, May 5, 1844, Book 14

On Memorial Day, May 30, 1941. 155 years after her birth, 90 years after she crossed the plains, and 74 years after her death, 90 members of her posterity held a memorial service in her honor, sang again the songs that were sung at her funeral, and listened to a sketch of her rich life story. Then once again they gathered at her graveside and dedicated a bronze marker as a lasting memorial to her name and noble character. It bore this inscription (beside the motif of a covered wagon):

Hannah Knight Libby Carter
October 9, 1786-November, 1867.
"Faithful in the day of Israel."

Parents: Captain Zebulon LIBBY and Lydia ANDREWS.

Spouse: John CARTER. John CARTER and Hannah Knight LIBBY were married on 2 MAR 1805 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. Children were: William Furlsbury CARTER, Dominicus CARTER, Almira CARTER, Hannah CARTER, Phillip Libby CARTER, John Harrison CARTER, John Harrison CARTER, Eliza Ann CARTER, Richard Harrison CARTER, Mary Jane CARTER, Rufus CARTER.


Henry LIBBY was born in 1647/48 in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine. He died on 21 OCT 1732 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 2076-KJ. Parents: John LIBBY and Mary (LIBBY).

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