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Dr Sylvester Gardiner
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1708
South Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1786
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

BIO contributed by user #47130994:

Dr. Silvester Gardiner was a physician, pharmaceutical merchant and visionary land developer in Maine.

He was the son of William Gardiner and Abigail Remington. He studied medicine in New York, London and Paris. He opened his practice in Boston and was well known for actively promoting inoculation for small pox. However, he is most remembered for his purchase and development of over 100,000 acres of what was then wilderness in Maine on the Kennebec River, which is today the City of Gardiner.

He also contributed a valuable library and built the first Episcopal church in Pittston, from which Gardinerstown would be set off in 1760. Pittston is on the east side of the Kennebec and Gardiner on the west side of the river.

His was married three times. His wives were Ann Gibbons, Love Eppes and Catherine Goldthwaite.

He was interred at Trinity Church, Newport, RI and additionally at the Christ Episcopal Church next to the Gardiner common, is a cenotaph in his honor. 
 
Burial:
Trinity Church Cemetery
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: jodygee
Record added: Oct 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60463918
Dr Sylvester Gardiner
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