Person:Peleg Wadsworth (2)

  1. Gen. Peleg Wadsworth1748 - 1829
m. 18 Jun 1772
  1. Zilpah Wadsworth1778 - 1851
  2. Alexander Wadsworth1790 - 1851
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Peleg Wadsworth
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 May 1748 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 18 Jun 1772 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Bartlett
Military[1] 1779 Penobscot Expedition
Reference Number? Q2067953?
Death[1] 18 Jul 1829 Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States
Burial[1][2] Wadsworth Cemetery, Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States

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Peleg Wadsworth (May 6, 1748 – November 12, 1829) was an American officer during the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts representing the District of Maine. He was also grandfather of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Peleg and Susanna (Sampson) Wadsworth. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. (1769) and an A.M. (1772), and taught school for several years in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with his former classmate Alexander Scammel. There he met Elizabeth Bartlett (1753 to 1825), whom he married in 1772.


  • Maine Memory Network. Letter from Peleg to his wife concerning problems at home, a wound he sustained in battle and his imprisonment by the British. (Image and link to PDF transcript.)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Peleg Wadsworth, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Gen Peleg Wadsworth, in Find A Grave.
  3.   WADSWORTH, Peleg, (1748 - 1829), in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  4.   3158. Peleg Wadsworth, in Alden Kindred of America Genealogy Database.

    "3158. Peleg Wadsworth (Peleg Wadsworth, Mercy Wiswall, Priscilla Pabodie, Elizabeth Alden, John) was born on 25 Apr 1748 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. He died on 12 Nov 1829 in Hiram, Oxford Co., ME.

    Peleg married Elizabeth Bartlett on 18 Jun 1772 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Elizabeth was born on 9 Aug 1753 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. She was christened on 19 Aug 1753 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. She died on 20 Jul 1825 in Portland, Cumberland Co., ME."

  5.   Wadsworth, Peleg, in American National Biography Online.