Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I42272
  • Name: Peleg WADSWORTH , Jr.
  • RELA: 9th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Brig. Gen.
  • Birth: 6 MAY 1748 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA
  • Death: 2 NOV 1849 in Hiram, Oxford Co., ME
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1793 AND 1807 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts
  • Note:
    WADSWORTH, Peleg, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Duxbury, Mass., May 6, 1748; attended public and private schools, and was graduated from Harvard College in 1769; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kingston, Mass.; served in the Revolutionary Army as an aide to Gen. Artemas Ward in 1776; engineer under General Thomas in 1776 and 1777; brigadier general of militia in 1777; adjutant general of Massachusetts in 1778; moved to Portland, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), in 1784 and became a land agent; served in the Massachusetts senate in 1792; elected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1807); moved to Oxford County, Maine, in 1807 to survey and improve a large tract of land granted to him by the Government; died in Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, November 12, 1829; interment in the family cemetery at Wadsworth Hall.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Peleg WADSWORTH b: 29 AUG 1715 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Susannah SAMPSON b: 30 APR 1720 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BARTLETT b: 9 AUG 1753 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
    • Married: 18 JUN 1772 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA
    1. Has Children Zilpha WADSWORTH b: 6 JAN 1778 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
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