Working on John Sibley, b 1796

+5 votes

Have found the following but trying to find out who he was married to.


John Sibley
United States Census, 1840
Name: John Sibley
Event Place: Hartland, Somerset, Maine
Page Number: 247
Affiliate Publication Number: M704 , Affiliate Film Number: 151 , GS Film number: 0009708 , Digital Folder Number: 004410659 , Image Number: 00501


WikiTree profile: John Sibley
in Genealogy Help by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (123k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

"United States Census, 1840," index only, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 Oct 2014), John Sibley, Hartland, Somerset, Maine; citing p. 247, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 151, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 0009708.

1840 U.S. census, Somerset County, Maine, Hartland, page 247 (stamped [Hartland begins at 244)], line 28, John Sibley; NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 151 (Maine, Volume 7, 68-291 Somerset County); digital images, Internet (accessed 2014). Note: Eldest male as ae 50-60; eldest female, 60-70; one other male in the home, ae 15-20; one other female, ae 5-10. 

Is there a way to look at these results further?  I do not belong to Ancestory so that is out.  Thank you tho.


Hi E. Lauraine Syrnick,

There are two citations right above. The first is to the index at FamilySearch. The second is to the image, at Internet Archive. (I used the indexed information from FamilySearch to pull up the census image at Internet Archive.)

Click on the link in the second citation. It should port you over to the image.
Okay, found the site.  Sorry am not familiar with US Census material - live in Canada, but it makes perfect sense.  Ubfortuately cannot read it as it is too dim.  Very frustrating.  Am showing his wife as Martha Patty Nute but wanted proof of her age as it looks like an error was made in her age.  She was "supposedly" born in 1775 which makes her considerably younger than John Jr. Sibley.  It could be correct, but doubt it.

Thanks you so much for pointing this out for me.



2 Answers

+1 vote

I can't find any reliable records to support this, but about 20 trees on Ancestry have posted this man as the father: 


John Sibley Sr

Birth 12 Mar 1758 in Halifax, 1654152, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 1835 in Passadumkeag, Penobscot, Maine, USA


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
Have this man in my tree.  This person is this man's father, but ws really lookig for his wife.



Again, no reliable sources, but this is who the trees have been posting as his wife:


Martha Patty Nute

Birth 10 Jan 1775 in Hartland, Somerset, Maine, USA


Have her, but think the date must be wrong as she would be 21 years older than John Sibley Jr.

Not sure, but it just seems she should be a bit older.  Wonder where people got that date from??
+1 vote
The websites in my heritage   say he was born 1796  D1870 married Martha Patty Nute in 1820.

They had 2 children   Benjamin C sibley  1822

                                       Christopher Columbus Sibley 1824 -1900.


                 Phyllis Adamson
by Phyllis Adamson G2G3 (3.7k points)
Thank you Phyllis.

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