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Gen Peleg Wadsworth

Gen Peleg Wadsworth

Birth
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Nov 1829 (aged 81)
Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Burial Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Plot Wadsworth Hall
Memorial ID 10461189 · View Source
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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).

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  • Added: 12 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10461189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Peleg Wadsworth (6 May 1748–12 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10461189, citing Wadsworth Cemetery, Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .