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Re: Peleg Wadsworth and Eliz. Bartlett, MA
Posted by: Debi Date: April 27, 2000 at 18:34:37
In Reply to: Re: Peleg Wadsworth and Eliz. Bartlett, MA by Joanne Mercier of 1539

Peleg Wadsworth(1748-1829)married June 18,1772, Elizabeth Bartlett( -1825),d/o Nathaniel Bartlett, whose descent traces through Ebenezer Bartlett, Ebenezer Bertlett who married Sarah Brewster, d/o Elder William Brewster, to Robert Bartlett(b.16030, arrived at Plymouth 1623 and married, 1628 a d/o Richard Warren, a Mayflower Pilgrim
Children fo Peleg and Elizabeth:
i.Alexander S. (1774-1775) buried within the defences of Dorchester Heights.
ii.Charles Lee(1776-1848), sometimes called Captain, an infant in the household when Gen. Wadsworth was captured at Thomaston,started development of the land at Hiram while his father was in Congress.
iv.Zilpha(1778-1851), married Stephen Longfellow,took up residence in the Wadsworth house on Congress Street, was the mother of the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
v.John(1784-1860), the Harvard student to whom the letters were sent, admitted to the bar 1808, an accomplished scholar and linguist.
vi.Lucia(1783-1864), lived with her sister, Mrs. Longfellow, never married.
vii.Henry(1785-1804), Called Harry,lieutenant in U.S. Navy at the age of 19. Killed in campaign against Tripoli.
viii. George(1788-1816)resided at Hiram.
xi.Alexander Scammell(1790-1851).
Both he and his brother who died in infancy were named for Alexander Scammell,the college chum of their father. Alexander Scammell was a commodore in the U.S. Navy.
x.Samuel Bartlett(1791-1874), born in Portland, d. in Eastport,Maine.
xi.Peleg (1793-1875).general in the militia of Maine, kept a diary revealing facts about the latter years of his father's life, ran the place at Hiram.

Hope this helps.


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