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Dura Wadsworth (bef. 1763 - 1846)

Dura Wadsworth
Born before in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Jan 1788 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hiram, Oxford, Mainemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 19 Nov 2013
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Dura, son of Deacon Peleg and Lusanna (Sampson) Wadsworth, was born at Duxbury, MA and baptized there on April 24, 1763, He married Lydia, daughter of Seth and Lydia (Southworth) Bradford, at Duxbury on January 17, 1788.

They resided in Duxbury, where they had nine children. Dura was a Selectman in 1801. The family removed to Maine sometime after the 1820 census.

Dura died on March 18, 1846 probably in Hiram, ME. His date death was recorded in the Gamaliel Wadsworth Bible but no location. The death was recorded in the Duxbury VR's from this source.


  • Robert Moody Sherman, FASG, Ruth Wilder, Sherman, FASG, comps., Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, ed., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Henry Samson, Volume 20, Part 1 of 3, (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), p. 94 (birth)
  • Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, Robert Moody Sherman, FASG, Ruth Wilder Sherman, FASG, comps., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Henry Samson, Volume 20, Part 3 of 3, (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006), pp. 40-42
  • Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 180 (baptism); p. 324 (marriage); p. 431 (death)
  • Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records, The Mayflower Descendant, (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1927), vol 29, p. 66 (marriage)
  • Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849), p. 331


  • Thank you to Maude Gunn for creating WikiTree profile Wadsworth-390 through the import of Wadsworth.GED on Nov 19, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Maude and others.

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Wadsworth-390 and Wadsworth-930 appear to represent the same person because: Didn't receive a match from birth date as there was none entered for Wadsworth-390. Same spouse.

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