Arrival of Robert Hibbard (1612-1684) in America

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Does anyone yet know when Robert Hibbard (1612-1684) came to America, and if so, on what boat?  All the sources out there indicate that he came to Salem between 1635-1639 from England, and was wondering if anyone has shed any new light on the issue.

 

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Estus Hibbard

London, Kentucky
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We do have some (small) evidence that Robert Hibbard was in Salem in 1639 working as a "salt maker."  We know that John Winthrop, Jr. had started a salt works at Salem in the 1630s, and the assumption is that Robert was working there.

This information comes from Annals of Salem, Vol II which is a compilation taken from various sources.  See Robert Hibbard profile for more.

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I would love to know the answer as well, as my research is leading me to believe he's my great grandfather seven times removed!
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Not only is he related to us, but he's also a direct ancestor to quite a number of famous people, including but not limited to, Mitt Romney, Princess Di, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Norman Rockwell, and so on.  Yep, they all carried or is carrying his blood with them too!!
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I would be interested in the answer too! My great-great grandfather, Jacob Haight, married one of Robert Hibbard's descendants.
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Robert Hibbard born 1612 in Sailsbury England and died 1684 in Beverly Massachusetts. I know all this because Robert is my great grandfather ×8 direct I found on our family crest that Robert came to America in 1636 into Salem Massachusetts. this is all I've found thus far plus able to go further back in Hibbard family by about 2 more generations before Robert. If you would like what Ihave feel free to eemail me at j.hibbardjr75 -at- gmail.com
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