I am researching William Macy WILBER (at times spelled Wilbur or Wilbore).He married Phebe Thatcher Taylor on 25 Dec 1840 in Dartmouth, MA and was also said to have lived in New Bedford, MA.He is listed in the 1850 MA census as a sailor.They had 5 children:
Maria Macy (b. 1841, d. 1898) Roland Taylor (b. 1844, m. 1869 to Elizabeth Punchard, died 1928) Mary Gage (b. 1846; m. 1867 to Reuben Dean) William Sanford (b. 1849, d. 1933) Charles Allen (b. 1852, m. 1876 to Emily A. Kern, d. 1926)
William Macy WILBER died in 1892 in Redding, CA.Phebe Thatcher Taylor Wilber died in 1897.
I have some indications that William Macy WILBER was the son of Maria MACY (b. 4 July 1794 on Nantucket, MA, d. Aug 1832 in New York).She married John WILBER (b. 1 Sept 1788, d. 3 June 1834).They were married 17 July 1817.I have seen them listed as having two children:Elizabeth B. (born 1821) and Thomas P (b. 1826).I am trying to find evidence that they also had a son, William Macy WILBER, in 1819
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