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Re: Minnie Tibbets b. Newburgh, Me 1850/60's
Posted by: Patty Date: June 15, 2001 at 06:12:55
In Reply to: Re: Minnie Tibbets b. Newburgh, Me 1850/60's by Blanche M Carter of 236

Blanche, I finally received a few papers on the Civil War Service of George W. Tibbetts. The info you had given me was an entry from the book "William Day & Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Descendants". It mentioned an Alice Aldora Tibbetts who "probably is the dau of George W. Tibbetts, b1832 d.1903 Togus VA Hosp". It says this George was in Co C 19th ME and that the family tradition is that his wife from Old Town, ME was of Penobscot Indian descent. Well, I got the few CW papers on this George and he is indeed the father of my Minnie E. He lists his living children in 1898 as George W. Tibbetts b1852(the one in your book entry who married Eliza), Frank Tibbetts b1878 (a younger brother of Minnie from the 1880 census I found) and Melysa Alice b1862 (also in the home on the 1880 census with my Minnie)Maybe Melysa Alice is the same person as Alice Aldora?????

In the records I recieved Minnie is not listed as one of his living children because she was dead before 1898. Her husband remarried in 1899 and was a widower at the time. Minnie's mother, George's second wife, was Abbie P. according to the census. LDS says she was Abbie P. Otis. According to LDS his first wife was Melissa Hines. In the CW papers George says he was first married in 1851 and his wife died in 1862. He then served in the military from 1862-1865. He says he married second in 1865 and that his second wife died in 1897. I'm going to copy what I received and send it to you for your collection. From what I can tell so far, I think my George was of Solomon & Elizabeth, was probably born in Litchfield, and is likely the George age 17 in their home on the 1850 census (Newport I think)


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