My Tribute to William Mabey, Born September of 1837

If your last name is Mabey and if you lived in Towaco or Lincoln Park, then you are most likely a direct descendant of William Mabey.

William Mabey was born in September of 1837 in Towaco, New Jersey. His father was John Mabey, who was born on November 12, 1802 in Towaco. His mother was Eliza (Kimble) Mabey, who was born on October 10, 1809 in Passaic County.

William Mabey married Catherine Van Orden. She was born in September of 1844 in Pequannock Township, NJ.

William Mabey owned a large farm which was located at the Towaco, Beavertown (now Lincoln Park) border. He was a farmer all of his life.

William and Catherine Mabey had twelve children. They were:

1) Theodore Mabey, who was born on December 3, 1862.

2) Eliza Jane Mabey, who was born in November of 1864.

3) Mary Mabey, who was born in 1867.

4) William H. Mabey, who was born on October 15, 1868.

5) George W. Mabey, who was born on April 13, 1872.

6) Emma Mabey, who was born on September 27, 1874.

7) Bertha C. Mabey, who was born on January 16, 1878.

8) Stella Mabey, who was born in April of 1880.

9) Milton Mabey, who was born on November 28, 1882.

10) Anna Mabey, who was born in November of 1884.

11) Harry Mabey, who was born in 1885.

12) Arthur Mabey, who was born on May 3, 1887.

Conservatively speaking, there are at least 300 people who were and are direct descendents of William and Catherine Mabey. I am sure that the number is actually much higher than 300.

Somewhere along the line, an occupational shift occurred in the Mabey’s from Towaco and Lincoln Park, in that many of the Mabey men left farming and began working on the old Morris Canal in New Jersey.

I am grateful to my late father for helping me research my family history. A special thank you is sent out to my cousin, Howard Mabey, for taking the time to share with me his knowledge of the Mabey family history. Also, I am grateful to the Mabey Society, which is based in Scotts Valley, California. And also to the Mabey Society, which is based in England. Both of these Mabey Societies have been a big help to me in finding out information about my family history.

Somewhere along the line, an occupational shift occurred in the Mabey’s from Towaco and Lincoln Park, in that many of the Mabey men left farming and began working on the old Morris Canal in New Jersey.

I’m still researching this great patriarch of the Mabey family of Towaco and Lincoln Park. As I find my more information, I will post it.

Peace, Richard

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