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Stephen Longfellow III was born 3 August 1750 in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine to Stephen Longfellow (1723-1790) and Tabitha Bragdon (1723-1777) and died 28 May 1824 in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine of unspecified causes. He married Patience Young (1745-1830) 13 December 1773 in York, York County, Maine.


Biography

Hon. Stephen Longfellow III, eldest son of Stephen (2) and Tabitha (Bragdon) Longfellow, was born Aug. 13, 1750, in Falmouth, and died in Gorham May 28, 1824, aged sevety-four years. He went to Gorham with his father in 1775. He was one of the leading citizens of Gorham; a man highly honored and esteemed. He held many town offices; was selectman several years; representative to the general court of Massachusetts eight years; also senator under Mass.; judge of the court of common pleas from 1798 to 1811.

He occupied the farm which at one time included the Stephenson farm. The rows of fine elms which border the farm, and are still known as the "Longfellow Elms," were planted over one hundred years ago, under Judge Longfellow's direction and at his expense, he paying his hired men nine pence (twelve and a half cents) above their wages for every tree which they would set out outside of their working hours.

Mr. Longfellow married Dec. 13, 1773, Patience Young, of York. She died Aug. 12, 1830, aged eighty-four years.

Children:

Tabitha, Stephen, Abigail, Anna, Catherine and Samuel.




Children


Offspring of Stephen Longfellow III and Patience Young (1745-1830)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Tabitha Longfellow (1774-1807)
Stephen Longfellow (1776-1849) 23 March 1776 Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine 3 August 1849 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine Zilpah Wadsworth (1778-1851)

Moses Longfellow (1777-)
Abigail Longfellow (1779-1869)
Ann Longfellow (1781-1781)
Catherine Longfellow (1786-1804)
Samuel Longfellow (1789-1818)
Child Longfellow (1792-1792)

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