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Gen Peleg Wadsworth
Birth: May 6, 1748
Duxbury
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1829
Hiram
Oxford County
Maine, USA

U.S. Congressman. Revolutionary War officer, serving in various capacities including aide to General Artemas Ward and later as brigadier general of militia-gained fame for escaping British capture and helping liberate the city of Bagaduce (now named Castine), Maine from British control. Appointed Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, 1778. Elected to the U. S. House of Representatives as a Federalist from Massachusetts in 1792; re-elected six additional times, serving in Congress from 1793 to 1807. Also served in the Massachusetts Senate, 1792. Grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). (bio by: GravesScribe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peleg Wadsworth (1715 - 1799)
  Susanna Sampson Wadsworth (1720 - 1788)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Bartlett Wadsworth (1753 - 1825)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Lee Wadsworth (1776 - 1848)*
  Zilpha Wadsworth Longfellow (1778 - 1851)*
  John Wadsworth (1781 - 1860)*
  Henry Wadsworth (1785 - 1804)*
  Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790 - 1851)*
  Peleg Wadsworth (1793 - 1875)*
 
 Siblings:
  Peleg Wadsworth (1748 - 1829)
  Uriah Wadsworth (1751 - 1823)*
  Ira Wadsworth (1757 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wadsworth Cemetery
Hiram
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Plot: Wadsworth Hall
 
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Originally Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Feb 12, 2005
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I've only recently made your acquaintance, General, through the historical fiction of author Bernard Cornwell. I simply wish to pay my respects to a fine soldier, a true patriot and a good man. Thank you. Rest in Peace
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 3, 2016
Thank you for your service to this Country! From your Great (many times) Grandson.
- John Raye
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015
Be at peace cousin
- caroline
 Added: Nov. 12, 2015
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