Nice to receive an email from a like ancester to Stephen, our 1st generation father. Its unfortunate that he and one of his sons (Ephraim) were killed in an Indian attack at Jewell Island (Casco Bay), ME, est. 6 Sep 1676.
An excerpt of that attack is as follows: "A number of refugees had sought shelter on the island and their leader, Richard Potts of Haskell Island, set a watch upon the shore.The wily Indian warriors hid themselves in the wooded heights of neighboring Cliff Island, and the white men thinking themselves safe went fishing.Thereupon the savages sped across in canoes and attacked the women and children.Their cries and shots alarmed the men who hastened back but Mrs. Potts, who was washing clothes on the beach, and her two children were killed in sight of her husband.The attack was eventually repulsed but only at the cost of several lives of the refugees, and the survivors shortly afterward were rescued by a small coasting vessel."
I unfortunately do not not have too much ancestral information, just enough to compliment a genealogy tree.I discovered my LARRABEE surname by chance, and no longer subscribe to the genealogy web sites.I've yet to see a copy of our quasi Larrabee Genealogy, within the "Saco Valley Settlements: Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, Traditional, and Legendary", by G. T. Ridlon; reprint published in Rutland VT by Charles E. Tuttle, 1969, original published in 1895. I hear that the book is quite large and difficult to locate.It would be greatly appreciated if anyone knew how and where to purchase a copy.
Also, FYI that my bloodline, to my best search, is as follows: 1)Stephen (B:1627?, Gave de Pau Valley, France), Spouse - Margaret Mains; 2)Isaac (B: 1664, N. Yarmouth, ME) Spouse - Elliner ?, 3)Isaac (B: 1680, Lynn, MA) Spouse - Martha Towne; 4)Joseph (B: 1715, Lynn, MA) Spouse - Elizabeth Trask; 5)James (B: 1750, Andover, MA) Spouse - Mary Holt; 6)James Holt LEATHERBEE - surname spelling change -(B: 17 July 1772, Andover, MA)Spouse - Rachel Williams; 7)James William Leatherbee (B: 25 Dec. 1797, Wakefield, MA) Spouse Harriet Wiley; 8)William Holt Leatherbee (B: 12 Oct 1826, Boston, MA) Spouse - Mary Jane Millard; 9)Charles William Leatherbee (B: 19 Jun 1853, Boston, MA) Spouse - Harriet Gray Felton; 10)Robert William Leatherbee (B: 1 Mar 1882, West Newton, MA) Spouse - Frances Anita Crane, then my grandmother - Hellen Dutton Everhart; 11)James William Leatherbee(B: Mar 1927, Boston, MA) Spouse: Jane Radcliffe Cole; myself 12)Richard James Leatherbee (B: Oct 1954, Weymouth, MA).
I hope you find this information interesting, and wish you (and all others) luck on your genealogy search.