Person:Joseph Wardwell (13)

Joseph Hemmenway Wardwell
d.2 MAR 1849 Hanover, Oxford, ME
m. 26 SEP 1790
  1. Joseph Hemmenway Wardwell1791 - BEF 1795
  2. Sarah Jefferds Wardwell1794 - 1864
  3. Joseph Hemmenway Wardwell1795 - 1849
  4. Moses Hemmenway Wardwell1799 - AFT 1820
  5. Mary Saunders WardwellABT 1803 - AFT 1820
  6. Jane W. WardwellABT 1811 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Hemmenway Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 OCT 1795 Salem, Rockingham, NH
Marriage 21 NOV 1816 Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United Statesto Lydia Howard
Death[2] 2 MAR 1849 Hanover, Oxford, ME
Burial[3] 5 MAR 1849 Rumford Point Cemetery, Rumford, ME
Occupation? Cabinetmaker

"Joseph H. Wardwell was the first cabinet maker in Rumford . He opened a shop at the Corner and operated it until he bought the store and tavern of Solomon Crockett in 1831 . He was succeeded in the business of cabinet making by his cousin, Jeremiah Wardwell , who continued it until the time of his death. Joseph H. Wardwell was an able business man, and the most prosperous period ever enjoyed by the Corner was when he carried on business there. He was a man of great suavity of manner and disposition, but when imposed upon, no man knew better how to resent it. His mother was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Hemmenway of Wells , one of the most noted Maine ministers of the eighteenth century. Mr. Wardwell was captain of the Light Infantry in Rumford , and was a fine military man, qualities which he inherited from his father. He reared a large family and died comparatively young. He and his father were buried on the same day, March 5, 1849 . He died in Hanover where he moved when he sold out to Ross." -History of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine From its First Settlement in 1779 to the Present Time , 1890

  1. History of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine From its First Settlement in 1779 to the Present Time , 1890.
  2. Gravestone.
  3. William Wardwell of Andover With an Informal Collection of His Descendants through the 8th Generation, Majorie Wardwell Otten 2002.