Person:William Wardwell (5)

William Wardwell
m. 23 AUG 1792
  1. Polly P. Wardwell1793 - AFT 1860
  2. Samuel Wardwell1795 - 1857
  3. William Wardwell1798 - 1875
  4. Betsey W. Wardwell1801 - 1827
  5. Hannah Wardwell1803 - 1881
m. 29 NOV 1821
  1. David Kilburn Wardwell1823 - 1908
  2. Elisha Streeter Wardwell1825 - 1900
  3. Samuel Cummings Wardwell1827 - 1920
  4. William Farrington Wardwell1829 - 1905
  5. Martha Shaw Wardwell1831 -
  6. James Madison Wardwell1833 - BEF 1891
  7. Dominicas Jordan Wardwell1837 - 1916
  8. Cyrus Trafton Wardwell1840 - 1938
  9. Child Wardwell1846 - 1846
Facts and Events
Name William Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 JUL 1798 Otisfield, Cumberland, ME
Marriage 29 NOV 1821 Otisfield, Cumberland, MEto Abigail Flagg Lovering
Death[1] 28 OCT 1875 Oxford, Oxford, Maine, United States
Occupation? Farmer in 1850, Boarding House Keeper in 1860, Farmer in 1870, Brickmaker
Burial? Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford, ME

Lived first at the foot of Greeley Hill on the south side of the road near the brook, the same place where John Greeley lived before him. He had a brickyard there. He next moved down near Thompson pond and build a log house north of where the brickhouse now stands and had a brickyard near Morses Cove. His son Cyrus was born in the log house. In 1850, he moved his family to Stoneham, Mass where he ran a hotel in Stoneham Square. They remained in Stoneham unti the Civil War broke out. Several of his sons went to the war. His son David was Captain of a Stoneham company. After the boys left, he sold out and returned to his farm in Oxford, where he died suddenly of heart trouble. -History of Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine from the original grant to the close of the year 1944, Oxford, Me, William Samuel Spurr, 1953

Living in Stoneham at 1850 census with $4350 in real estate and again at 1860 Census with wife Abigail and many of his children. In Oxford at 1870 census with real estate valued at $3000 and personal estate value of $400.

"William born in Phillips Gore in 1798, married Abigail Lovering from Poland in 1821. They made two land purchases in 1835 and 1837 from Dominicus and Peter Jordan of Raymond, which gave William and Abigail ownership of about 170 acres of land on the west side of Thompson Lake from the Otisfield line to Greeley Brook. This is the land upon which Lone Oak Farm is now located. William farmed his new land and served the town as School Agent, Surveyor of Highways, Surveyor of Sawed and Rift Lumber, Inspector of Brick and Brick Moulds, and as Tax Collector and Constable. As Tax Collector he was paid in 1839 one cent for every dollar he collected. In 1840 he was paid two cents on every dollar. The state tax assessment for Oxford in 1831 was $125.97; so one can calculate the approximate amount of William's commission. He sold his property in 1850 to operate a hotel in Stoneham, Massachusetts, but returned to his old property in Oxford in 1861. William and Abigail continued to live in their former homestead with Abigail's mother, Abigail (Flagg) Lovering, until their deaths. All are buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery near Pismo Beach." -Oxford Historical Society

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