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James Bibber was born on the Isle of Jersey, July, 1706; and died on Bustin's Island, Near
Harpswell, Maine, 1773.
From Mr. Charles Webber, Lisbon Falls, Maine. "I got the history of our Bibber Ancestor from my old father, and the diary which he kept. He said that my grandfather, Ancestor James Bibber, was born on the Isle of Jersey --- he spelled it Garsey --- in 1707. He came to America in 1724, or 1725, to learn to weave with Elisabeth Hanson, a Quaker Lady. She was carried away to Canada by the Indians while he was with her. The early history of New England says that she was taken captive in 1725. After her captivity James Bibber went back to his old house on the Isle of
Jersey, and returned to America when he was about 22 years old. When he left home for the
second tine his mother gave his a great bottle filled with castor bitters, saying, 'here, James, you may be sick on the way---take this.' We still have this bottle."
It seems likely that the early American home of James Bibber was at Dover, New Hampshire, for he married Abigail Drew who died at Harpswell, Maine in 1783. She was the daughter of John Drew, and was a member of one of the sturdiest old New England families. Soon after his marrying Ancestor James Bibber and his wife removed to Harpswell, Maine, where he was always a sturdy and helpful citizen. His wife was a woman of truly sterling character.
FROM THE BIBBER GENEALOGY, COMPILED BY REV CHARLES H. SINNETT, FERTILE, MINESOTA - 1925 FOUND IN THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY.
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