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Thomas Henry BIBBER b. Dec. 19, 1839 was 1st Assist. Light Keeper at Seguin

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Thomas Henry BIBBER b. Dec. 19, 1839 was 1st Assist. Light Keeper at Seguin

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I think I had this info years ago but I lost all of my Bibber family genealogy in a Life changing event, so I am posting this here. I hope its not repeat info...
Thomas Henry BIBBER b. Dec. 19, 1839 prob. Harpswell, ME son of Joel Chandler Bibber b. 1796 and Hannah Bates JOHNSON b. 1797. Joel's parents were James 2 BIBBER and Joanna BAILEY of Harpswell, ME son of James 1 Bibber (my 5th grt. grandfather), and Abigail DREW.
Thomas Henry Bibber served as 1st assistant light keeper at Seguin Island Lighthouse under Capt. Thomas DAY. Capt. Thomas DAY was the brother-in-law of Thomas Bibber's in that he married Thomas' sister Hannah Bates BIBBER on Oct. 16, 1849 in Brunswick, ME.
After Capt. Thomas Day died in Maine in 1898, his wife Hannah removed to California to be with one of her daughters and that is where she remained until her death in Dec. of 1907 at age 82 years. She is buried in Oakland, CA and her gravestone can be seen at Find A Grave.
Thomas Henry Bibber was paid a sum of $480.00 as 1st assistant light keeper. His brother-in-law Capt. DAY as head light keeper was paid $700.00. I am guessing this was per Year back then. Capt. Thomas Day served as head light keeper there from 1875 until 1886.
I thought this was interesting because as most probably know Seguin Light is one of the oldest if not The oldest lighthouse in Maine. It was commissioned into order by George Washington. Also Seguin is said to be haunted for those who enjoy the ghost stories. There is a lot of info on line about it, however the story of the young couple who just after marriage took on as light keepers in the "mid 1800's" (no specific dates nor any names for this couple...conspiracy theories say it was kept hush hush), but his wife was so bored that he had a piano moved onto the island and into the house to keep her company. Unfortunately, the piano only came with one piece of sheet music. So his wife played this tune over and over and over again until eventually she went mad, and then her husband not being able to bear the tune anymore, grabbed an axe and hacked the piano to bits. His wife in horrors at what he had done, screamed out and cried and then he hacked her death as well. According to legend, he then took his own life. However, there seems to be No records of any of this, so it could all be just a story. Who knows, it makes for great ghostly tales.

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