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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 23 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
ty, England, in 1651, and came in early life to this country, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. Thus much for the paternal ancestry. To turn to the spindle side, Mr. Longfellow's mother was Zilpah Wadsworth, eldest daughter of General Peleg Wadsworth, who was the son of Deacon Peleg Wadsworth, of Duxbury, Mass., and was the fifth in descent from Christopher Wadsworth, who came from England and settled in that town before 1632. The Peleg Wadsworth of military fame was born at DuxburyDeacon Peleg Wadsworth, of Duxbury, Mass., and was the fifth in descent from Christopher Wadsworth, who came from England and settled in that town before 1632. The Peleg Wadsworth of military fame was born at Duxbury, and graduated from Harvard in 1769; he afterward taught school at Plymouth, and married Elizabeth Bartlett of that town; he then took part in the Revolution as captain of a company of minutemen, and rose to a major-general's command, serving chiefly on the eastern frontier. He was captured, was imprisoned, escaped, and had many stirring adventures. When the war was over he purchased from the State no less than 7500 acres of wild land, and spent the rest of his life at Hiram, Maine, represent
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix I: Genealogy (search)
rongly attached, he was sent as a representative to the Massachusetts legislature. In 1822 he was elected representative to Congress, which office he held for one term. In 1828 he received the degree of Ll. D. from Bowdoin College, of which he was a Trustee for nineteen years. In 1834 he was elected President of the Maine Historical Society. He died in 1849, highly respected for his integrity, public spirit, hospitality, and generosity. In 1804 he had married Zilpah, daughter of General Peleg Wadsworth, of Portland. Of their eight children, Henry Wadsworth was the second. He was named for his mother's brother, a gallant young lieutenant in the Navy, who on the night of September 4, 1804, gave his life before Tripoli in the war with Algiers. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on the 27th February, 1807; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825; in 1829 was appointed Professor of Modern Languages in the same college; was married in 1831 to Mary Storer Potter (daughter of Barrett Po
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
he United States, mentioned, 143. Bandmann, 241, 242. Barbauld, Mrs., Anna Letitia, 62, 63. Barlow, Joel, 23. Barnard, Mr., 91. Bartlett, Elizabeth. See Wadsworth, Elizabeth B. Bartlett family, the, 13. Beattie, James, 62. Beaugency, 48. Becker, Rudolph Z., 161. Belgium, 158, 170. Bennett, Dr., 250. Bennoch, his reply, 40, 41; Mary S. P. Longfellow's letter to, 98, 99. Longfellow, Judge, Stephen, appearance of, 13. Longfellow, William, 12. Longfellow, Zilpah (Wadsworth), 11, 87, 99; description of, 15; Longfellow writes to, 46, 47; Mary S. P. Longfellow's letter to, about European trip, 88-97; H. W. L.'s letter to, 97, 98. Lrth, Christopher, 12. Wadsworth, Elizabeth B., 12. Wadsworth, Henry, 14. Wadsworth, Miss, Lucia, 97, 99; Mary S. P. Longfellow's letter to, 100-106. Wadsworth, Gen., Peleg, 12, 18; appearance of, 13. Wadsworth, Zilpah. See Longfellow, Zilpah W. Wadsworth family, 13. Wales, Prince of, 221. Wales, Henry W., 215.