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Originally researched by Gloria Olson

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First Generation

    1. David TIBBETTS, son of (?) TIBBITTS, was born Columbia, Washington Co., Maine.
This surname is found spelled Tibbitts, Tibbits, Tibits, as well as Tibbetts as it appears on all Evergreen Cemetery records.

David TIBBETTS had the following children:
        i.   Julia Ann TIBBITS was born 1 Jan. 1826.
        ii.  Joseph TIBBETTS was born Columbia, Washington Co., Maine 25 Oct. 1833. Joseph died 2 July 1895 in Middle Inlet, Marinette Co., WI, at 61 years of age.
Obit appeared in the
Oconto County Reporter
12 July 1895
Joseph Tibbetts, of Middle Inlet, Mich., whose death, on the 2d instant, and burial in the Oconto Cemetery on the 4th, were noticed in last week's Reporter, was born in Columbia, ME., Oct. 25, 1833, there attained to man's estate, and in the hour of his country's peril enlisted in a Massachusetts regiment of heavy artillery, from which he was transferred to the navy, and in both of which he did honorable and valiant service. On Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving Day), 1860 at Stoneham, Mass., Miss Philena E. Jackson became his wife, and the two journeyed together till death called the husband away. They came to Oconto in 1872 and made this city their home until about five years ago, when the removed to Middle Inlet, to make their home with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Dropp, son-in-law and only daughter. Mr. Tibbetts was a blacksmith and held the confidence and esteem of his neighbors wherever he has lived. He died of paralysis, the first stroke occurring the day preceding his death. Members of the Grand Army escorted his remains to the cemetery. Funeral services were held at his late home, conducted by the Rev. W. W. Hendry. Among those who came with the remains to Oconto from Middle Inlet were Messrs. Hendry, Dropp, Ford, Hillman and David Tibbitts, E. H. Van Keuven and Frank Page, and other members of some of their families. W. H. Overton of Oshkosh was also an attendant. Of his surviving relatives, two sisters, Mesdames Ivory Matthews and Julia Lindsay, reside in this city, a brother at Middle Inlet, and three brothers in Boston.
NOTE: There is one obvious error in this obit.  Ivory Matthews was his brother-in-law who had been married to his sister Lydia who died in 1874.

                    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20, Lot 3. He married Phllena E. JACKSON  Stoneham, MA., 29 Nov. 1860.

                    Philena was born in New Hampshire. Philena is the daughter of George JACKSON.

                    Joseph is listed in city of Oconto in 1880 U.S. census age 47, born ME, as were parents; occupation blacksmith, with wife Theresa*, age 40, born NH, her father born MA, mother NH. Also living with them is George Jackson, father-in-law born MA. and Charles Calligan, boarder, single age 26 born ME as his parents were.

                    * Hard to read could be Philena., but transcribers indicate Theresa.
        iii.   Hillman L. TIBBETS was born 1838.
        iv.   Lydia TIBBITTS was born 1840.

Second Generation

    2. Julia Ann TIBBITS (David1 TIBBETTS) was born Columbia, Washington Co., Maine, Jan. 1826. Julia died 12 June 1898 in Oconto County, Wisconsin, at 72 years of age. Oconto VR, Vol 4, pg. 20. Death certificate last name spelled Linsee and her husband shown as Joseph Page. The date record for date of death is obviously her birth date of 1 Jan. 1826. with her age shown as 72 years, 5 months this would mean she died on June 1. The 12 June 1898 is the date of the certificate and date of burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Records show her buried under Lindsay, in Block 2, Lot 1.

    She married twice. She married Joseph H. PAGE in Maine, prior to 1845. (Please see: PAGE Family Page )Joseph was born in Massachusetts 1824. Joseph died 4 June 1868 Oconto Co., WI., at 43 years of age. Died as a result of wound received during the Civil War "War of Rebellion". Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Block 2 Lot 16.
There is also an Amy F. Page, died 10 Oct. 1898, buried in the same site; daughter of Frank and Ella Page, who died in Marinette and a Eddie Scofield Page, age 5 1/2 yrs., died in sawmill, Marinette on 20 Apr. 1888; son of Frank C. and Flora E. Page and Foster J. Page died 5 Dec. 1910, in Hickory.

    Joseph page on the 1850 U.S. census is living in Addison, Washington Co., Maine, age 26, born MA; Julia A, age 22, born Maine, with children John F. age 4 and Charles, age 1, both born Maine.

    Joseph H Page listed in 1860 census on page 249, in the east ward of Oconto.   Joseph is age 36, born MA.; Julie Ann, age 31 born Maine. The had 3 children John F, age 14, born Maine; Charles F. age 11, born Maine and Carrie M., age 2 born WI.

    She married Levi S. LINDSAY in Wisconsin, circa 1860's. Levi was born in Maine 21 Oct. 1830. Levi was the son of Thomas LINDSEY and Lucy L. FIFIELD. (Please see: LINDSAY - LINDSEY Family Page )He married Hattie HOLMES. Levi died 19 May 1886 Gillette, Oconto Co., WI, at 55 years of age. Oconto VR. Vol. 2, pg 88 cause of death consumption (Tuberculosis). Buried in Evergreen Cemetery Block 6, lot 5 as is his first wife.

    In 1852 Oconto Property Assessment Roll listed Levi is listed as non-resident owner of NE1/4 of NWI/4, Sec. 17T28NR.22E.

    1880 Census - Gillett, Oconto, CO. WI; Levi, age 47, - Head of household - born in Maine; Julia - wife - age 50, born in Maine; Nellie - age 18, daughter Hattie - age 16, daughter. Last name spelled Lindsy on census.

    Levi may have changed spelling to Lindsay as indicated on Evergreen Cemetery records.
Oconto County Reporter,
September 27, 1895.

    Mrs. Julia A. Lindsey will leave Oconto next week for a visit of a couple of years with relatives and friends in Bangor, Me., her old home. Mrs. Lindsey will be much missed in social circles of this city, of which she was one of the earliest settlers - there being but three houses here when she came. The good wishes of friends go with her and they will anxiously await her return.

    Julia Ann TIBBITS and Joseph H. PAGE had the following children:
        i.   John F.3 PAGE was born Addison, Washington Co. ME. 1845. 5
        ii.   Charles F. PAGE was born 1849.
        iii.   Carrie PAGE was born in Wisconsin Nov. 1857. Carrie died 26 Dec. 1860 in Oconto, WI., at 3
years of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery 1860 age 3 years 1 mo.

    3. Hillman L. TIBBETS (David1 TIBBETTS) was born in Maine 1838. Hillman died 29 June 1914 Menlo, WA., at 75 years of age. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, in Block 20, Lot 3, as are his wife and 2 sons. Oconto vital records Vol. 4, pg. 6., marriage to Ada shows that parents of  Hillman Tibbetts are David Tibbetts and Mary Tibbetts.

    He married twice. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" S. FOLSOM in Oconto County, Wisconsin, 27 June 1868. Pre 1907 marriage index and Evergreen Cemetery records.

    Elizabeth was born in Maine 1842. Elizabeth was the daughter of Cyrus G. FOLSOM and Maranda (?) FOLSUM. Elizabeth died 1 1 Sept. 1883 in Gillett, WI, at 41 years of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20, Lot 3. Cause of death child birth.
Oconto County Reporter,
September 15, 1883.
Died at her residence in the town of Gillett, near the village of Pulcifer, Tuesday night, Mrs. Eliza Tibbitts, wife of Hillman Tibbitts, aged 34 years, 9 months and 15 days. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday night, and the funeral obsequies were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, the services being conducted by the Rev. J.H. Kerr, pastor of the Presbyterian church, the pastor of the M.E. church being absent.

    Surname found spelled Folsum and Folsome.

    He married Ada WHITE (Please see: WHITE Family Page) Oconto Co., WI.. 4 May 1885.
    Oconto vital records Vol. 4, pg. 6., shows that  marriage  records Ada's parents are George White and Esther Turner and Hillman
Tibbetts are David Tibbetts and Mary Tibbetts

Oconto County Reporter,
May 9,  1885.
Monday, May 4th, 1885, by the Rev. S. W. Ford, Mr. Hillman Tibbetts and Miss Ada White, both of this

    Hillman is shown on 1880 census in City of Oconto., age 42, born ME, as were parents, occupation carriage painter, with Eliza, age 32, born ME. with children all born WI. Dates of birth of children based on 1880 census.
Oconto County Reporter, January 9, 1875
Fire broke out last night in the paint shop of H.L. Tibbetts on Superior near the Holt Lumber Company and soon spread to the harness shop of Frank Fisher, reducing it to ashes in minutes. Jacob Spies' home and meat market and the boarding house of Holt and Balcom caught fire several times, but were saved. Fire Company No. 2 wishes to thank the ladies who furnished them with hot coffee.

    Hillman L. TIBBETS and Elizabeth "Eliza" S. FOLSOM had the following children:

        i. Emma TIBBETTS was born in Wisconsin 1869.
        ii. Fredrick H. TIBBETTS was born in Oconto, WI. 14 July 1871. Fredrick died 19 Jan. 1897 in Middle Inlet, Marinette Co., WI., at 25 years of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20, Lot. Cause of death falling tree.
        iii.   David TIBBETS was born 1873.
        iv.   Forrester F. TIBBETS was born in Oconto, WI. 1874. Forrester died 8 Dec. 1884 in Gillett, WI., at 10 years of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20. Lot 3.
        v.   Harry TIBBETS was born in Wisconsin 4 Sept. 1877. Pre 1907 birth index.
Oconto County Reporter,
Feb. 17, 1908.

Locates at Spokane
Harry L. Tibbetts, a son of H. L. Tibbetts, formerly of Oconto, who has been stationed at Portland, Oregon, for the last two years as soliciting agent for the Wisconsin Central Ry., has been made traveling freight and passenger agent for the C.M. & St. P. Ry., with headquarters at Spokane, Wash.
        vi.   Amy TIBBETS was born in Wisconsin 1880. 3 months old on Census. It appears from the pre 1907 marriage index Amy G. was married on 13 Feb. 1899 in Oconto County.

    4. Lydia TIBBITTS (David1 TIBBETTS) was born in Maine 1840. Lydia died 21 Jan. 1874 in Oconto, WI., at 33 years of age.
The Oconto Lumberman,
January 24, 1874.

Death of Mrs. Mathews.
We are again called to record the death of another worthy citizen. On Wednesday morning at 7:30, Mrs. Lydia Mathews, wife of Ivory Mathews, departed this life after a brief and painful illness. The deceased was a native of Goolsborough, Maine, and at the time   of her death was 35 years and six months of age. On Thursday afternoon the last religious rites took place at her late residence, conducted by Rev. Roberts of the M.E. Church, in the presence of a were followed to their last resting place by a sorrowing cortege of earnest sympathizers for the bereaved husband and afflicted little ones. She leaves three children, boys of the ages of 9, 5, and 2 '/2 years. May he who tempers the wind for the shorn lamb, watch the tender orphans, and console the grief stricken father.
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 14, lot. 2.

    She married Ivory MATTHEWS in Maine. Ivory died 24 Jan. 1903 in Oconto, WI. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 14, Lot 2. There is also a Ivory Matthews age 7, born Oconto, died Superior, WI. 17 Aug. 1900 buried in this lot.

    Ivory is listed on 1870 census in the east ward of Oconto age 40, born Maine, occupation laborer with $2,000 in real property and 200 in personal; Lydia is age 28, keeping house with 3 children all born ME.; George age 5, Warren age 3, and Charles age 1.

    Lydia TIBBITTS and Ivory MATTHEWS had the following children:
        i. George MATTHEWS was born in Maine. George died 9 October 1882 in Oconto, WI.
Oconto County Reporter,
October 14, 1882.
At the residence of his parents, in this city, Monday afternoon, October 9th, 1882. George, eldest son of Mr. Ivory Mathews, in the !9th year of his age. Buried in same lot as parents. Age at death 18 years 3 mo. Warren MATTHEWS was born in Maine 1867. Charles MATTHEWS was born in Maine 1869.

Third Generation

    5. Charles F. PAGE (Julia Ann TIBBITS, David1 TIBBETTS) was born Addison, Washington Co. ME. 1849. Charles used Frank C. Page as an adult.

    He married Flora Ella AMES Oconto Co., WI, 1 Dec. 1881. Oconto County Reporter, December 17, 1881

    Frank Page has gone and done it. Feeling that it was not good to be alone, and that the injunction to multiply and replenish the earth was right and spirit and practice, he went forth on the 1st inst., from his mothers house at Pulcifer, and returned with Miss Ella Ames and the two exchanged vows in the evening, the Rev. Mr. Cox being present on the interesting occasion to pronounce them man and wife and to extend to them his ministerial congratulation. Frank's many friends in this city will wish him happiness in his new departure.

Flora was born. Known as Ella.

Charles F. PAGE and Flora Ella AMES had the following children:
        i.  Amy PAGE was born in Oconto, WI. 1882. Amy died 14 Oct. 1898 in Marinette, Wisconsin, a! 16 years of age.
Oconto County Reporter,
Oct. 14, 1898.

Amy, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Page. She was 16 years of age, was born in Oconto and died of appendicitis. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Marinette on Wednesday morning, the body was brought to Oconto on the 2:08 train and Interred in Evergreen cemetery. Many Oconto friends deeply sympathize with the afflicted parents.
    ii.   Eddie Scofield PAGE was born in Wisconsin 1883. Eddie died 20 April 1888 in Marinette, Wisconsin, at 4 years of age.

    6. David TIBBETS (Hillman L.2, David1 TIBBETTS) was born in Wisconsin 1873. David died 28 Mar. 1946 in Green Bay, WI., at 72 years of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20, Lot 3.

    He married Lillian (?) TIBBETS. Lillian died 29 Aug. 1959 in Green Bay, WI.. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Block 20, Lot 3.

    David TIBBETS and Lillian (?) TIBBETS had the following child:
        i.   Ora Lillian TIBBETS was born in Middle Inlet, Marinette Co., WI. 1 Jan. 1900. Ora died 28 Mar. 1900 in Middle Inlet, Marinette Co., WI, at less than one year of age. Buried Evergreen Cemetery. Block 20. Int T