William TRUE was born abt. 1840 in Maine, USA. He died UNKNOWN. Mary J CLARKE was born abt. 1849 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of William TRUE and Mary J CLARKE are:
1. Jessie True KNIBBS, b. 02 February 1885

Marriage/Union Events for William TRUE\Mary J CLARKE:

Marriage Notes for William TRUE\Mary J CLARKE:

There is no indication that Mary and William True were ever married.

Other Marriages/Unions for Mary J CLARKE:
See Henry W KNIBBS & Mary J CLARKE OR Robert WALTON & Mary J CLARKE


Notes for William TRUE:

I'm making the conjectire that the following relates to William True who fathered Jessie, the illegitimate daughter of Mary J (Clarke) Knibbs:

Living at Lynn, Essex County, Massachiusetts at the time of the 1870 census:
Joseph R Smith Head Mar 32 House Carpenter Maine
Phoebe A Smith Wife Mar 27 Keeping House Massachisetts
Frederick L Smith Son 4 Massachusetts
Albert F Smith 37 House Carpenter Maine
William True 30 House Captenter Maine

Sources for William TRUE:

  1. LDS Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915,
  2. 1870 US Federal Census,

Notes for Mary J CLARKE:

From the Annual Report, of the Town of Andover,Receipts and Expenditures for year ending 7 February, 1876:
Mary J. Knibbs moved from Haverhill to the Almshouses.


The Report of the Overseers' of the Poor, identified that Mary was one of paupers remaining in the Almshouses at the end of the financial year. She was the only one in the age group 20-30 years. The report also made reference to the fact that Mary gave birth to a daughter that year.
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In 1880, we can see Mary, as a widow, living at Andover, Essex, Massachusetts in the household of a James Duncan:
James Duncan Head Mar 62 Scotland
Mary J Knib - Wid 30 Massachusetts
Clara B Knib 4 Massachusetts
Sarah E. Hunt 21 Massachusetts
Nancy Shattuck 27 Massachusetts
George Shattuck 30 Massachusetts
Frache L. Shattuck 3 Massachusetts
Mary K. French 97 Massachusetts
Rebecca Merrill 80 New Hampshire, United States
Emma Wardman 37 England
Mary C. Cannard 37 Massachusetts
Gertrude Clark 3 Massachusetts
Catherine Daley 19 Ireland
Charles Holt 29 Massachusetts
Caroline A. Russell 78 Maine
Elbridge G. Wardwell 70 Massachusetts
Lavinia Wardwell 70 Massachusetts
Ann Howell 80 Ireland
Sylvia Abbott 53 New Hampshire
Daniel Faulkner 73 Massachusetts

I'm pretty sure Henry was still living in 1880, so it may have simply been convenient to declare herself a widow.
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From the Annual Report, of the Town of Andover,Receipts and Expenditures for year ending 7 February, 1886:

The Report of the Overseers' of the Poor, identified that Mary's daughter, Jessie T Knibbs, was in the Almshouse, aged 10 months. There was no mention of others from the family. Her date of birth was given as Dec 16, 1885.
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From the Annual Report, of the Town of Andover,Receipts and Expenditures for year ending 10 January, 1893:

The Report of the Overseers' of the Poor, identified that Mary's son, William Knibbs, died in the Almshouse, aged 10 years on Nov 26, 1892.
There was no mention of others from the family being at the Almshouse.
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I suspect that Mary didn't ever remarry after Henry Knibbs died.

Sources for Mary J CLARKE:

  1. LDS Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915, (for her daughter Jessie) 
  2. 1880 US Federal Census, gave approx age 

Notes for Jessie True KNIBBS:

The birth register shows that Jessie was born on 2 Feb 1885 at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. It states that she was Illigitmate at Birth. Her parents were clearly identified as William True and Mary J (Clarke) Knibbs with Mary identified as from Andover but with a question mark over the residence of William. It does however state that he was born in Maine and a Labourer by trade.
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From the Annual Report, of the Town of Andover,Receipts and Expenditures for year ending 7 February, 1886:

The Report of the Overseers' of the Poor, identified that Jessie T Knibbs died in the Almshouse, aged 10 months on Dec 16, 1885. There was no mention of others from the family.

Sources for Jessie True KNIBBS:

  1. LDS Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915,