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date: 12 May 2021

Sibley, Johnlocked

(19 May 1757–08 April 1837)
  • Joseph G. Tregle


Sibley, John (19 May 1757–08 April 1837), physician and Indian agent, was born in Sutton, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Sibley and Anne Waite, possibly farmers. After medical study under Dr. John Wilson, he served as surgeon’s mate with the American forces during the Revolution. At war’s end he entered practice at Great Barrington (Mass.) and in 1780 married Elizabeth Hopkins, with whom he had two children. Ever restless, in 1784 he moved his family to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he briefly published the Fayetteville ...

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