Bathsheba Mabie and her husband, John Lockwood, a farmer in Putnam Valley, raised a family in Peekskill, NY. We have reached a brick wall in identifying her parents' families. Several possible clues have been found including the name of Abraham for her father. There were seven men named Abraham Maibee or Mabie living in the Southeastern NY area whom I have searched as possible parent of Bethsheba or Bathsheba. Several contenders were eliminated.
The Couch Files identified the father of Bathsheba Mabie as Abraham Mabie of Yorktown, NYClue #1.
Page 404 from the unverified book, The Descendants of Robert Lockwood, by F. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood, PA 1889, claimed that Bathsheba Mabie was "of Canada" Clue #2 and Abraham, the father of Bathsheba Maibee was "born in FranceClue #3, fought in the American RevolutionClue #4, married at YorktownClue #5, and died leaving landed estatesClue #6." The unverified Holden and Lockwood book had been criticized for including many errors and misinformation. The ancestry of Abraham Mabie is unknown.
On Lists and Indexes, an Abraham Maibee is mentioned as a person "whose service is evidenced by Manuscripts on file in the Comptroller's Office" but whose unit unknown. Matches Clue #4The 1790 Census for Mt. Pleasant Town, Westchester, NY listed an Abraham Mabee as head of a household of one adult male, one male child under age 16, and three females
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p.68 Petition 16 May 1793 of David Knapp and Isaac McKeel, overseerers of the Town of YorktownMatches Clue #5, ... and Elijah Lee, J.P. ... setting forth that ... Abraham Mabee is a lunatic. ... Affidavit by Ebenezer White physician. Commission appointed.
Oct. 1, 1838 Abraham Lockwood, son of John
Lockwood and Bathsheba Mabie, sold land on Cortlandt to St. John Constant.
On June 18, 1836 and on May 25, 1842, Abraham Lockwood, son of John Lockwood and Bathsheba Mabie, sold land in Cortandt to Fredrick Requa , relative of Abraham Requa of Yorktown.
Since our Bathsheba Mabie's name is spelled as Bethsheba Maibee in the Couch File and in the Lockwood Genealogy, it is probable it could also have been spelled Barsheba Mabee.
The Abraham Mabee living in Mt. Pleasant with three females is possibly the father of our Bathsheba. If his wife is dead, the three females may be Barsheba and her two sisters. He is probably the same person who was judged insane at nearby Yorktown, NY. He may also be the Abraham Mabee mentioned in the "Manuscripts on file in the Comptroller's Office." Now we just need to find his parents and spouse!
The leading contender is currently Abraham4 Mabie (Jeremias3, Caspar Pieterszen2Mabie, Pieter Gaspard1 (aka Pieter Caspar) Mabie Van Naerden) baptised 10/17/1732. He married Mercy ? and resided in Cortlandt Manor. See Circumstantial Evidence and Hypotheses, The Circumstantial Case for Identifying the father of Mrs. Bathsheba Mabie Lockwood.
Bathsheba's husband, John Lockwood, died 3/30/1843 in Yorktown, NY. His children disposed of his property in 1866. Bathsheba went to live with her eldest surviving son, John Ashley Lockwood. Our Bathsheba died at 88 years of age. Although we do not know Bathsheba's dates of birth or death, her life appears consistant with a possible birth date of 1782.
View Mary Friedlander's excellent article about Bethsheba Mabie
The list of all MABEE,
MABIE, MAYBEE in the US Federal
is on-line courtesy of the Mabie/Maybee/Mabee/Mabey Family Records site.
Lots more information can be found at the Mabie Society.site.
Branches of My Family Tree are on-line
Susan 's Family Genealogy
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