son of Patience Young b.Dec. 5, 1745 d.Aug. 12, 1830 Gorham, ME and Stephen Longfellow, grandparents of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Stephen Longfellow was born in Gorham, the town to which his grandfather and father (Stephen II and Stephen III) had moved following Falmouth's bombardment in 1775 by the British Captain Mowatt. His grandfather had been Falmouth's first schoolmaster and filled many important civic offices. His father, one of Gorham's leading citizens, served as representative and senator in the Massachusetts legislature, and as a judge. Stephen was himself an imposing young man: serious, ambitious, and prudent with his money and his time. The young lawyer became a "favorite" of the Wadsworth sisters, and he reciprocated their interest. One observer asked Zilpah, "Which is it—you [or Eliza]…that he is partial to?" Zilpah confided to her diary, "I really think myself the most unlikely…to engage his heart." She was not wrong; when Stephen declared himself it was to Eliza.
Imported only 1776 from Birth Date.
Imported only 1849 from Death Date.
on tomestone records Birth: Jun. 23, 1775 Gorham Cumberland County Maine, USA Death: Aug. 2, 1849 Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent Maine as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1823 to 1825. Also served as a Member of the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1814, and Member of Maine State House of Representatives in 1826. (bio by: K) Burial: Western Cemetery Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 6710527
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