J. S. Maybee


Novato Township, page 442

J. S. Maybee was born in Canada, April 1, 1816. At the age of fourteen years he went to Livingston County, New York, and there resided until 1838, when he returned to Canada, remaining there for three years. He then moved to St. Clair County, Michigan, and there farmed for three years; thence proceeded to Portage County, Wisconsin, where he remained five years; he next farmed in Henry County, Illinois, for two years. In the Spring of 1856 he went to Dakota County, Minnesota, and there resided until 1868 ; next to Missouri until 1873 ; then back to Minnesota for two years, and in 1875 emigrated to California, settling at Novato, Marin County, where he is now engaged in producing blocks for the paving of the San Francisco streets. Married August 20, 1840, Elizabeth Purvis, a native of Belfast, by whom he has Nancy A., Margaret, Benjamin F., Francis, Esmeralda and John J. D.

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