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Peleg Wadsworth (1791 - abt. 1858)

Peleg Wadsworth
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Co.,
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 15 Apr 1815 in Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 1845 [location unknown]
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 20 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 31 Dec 2020
17:08: Kent Burbank edited the Biography for Peleg Wadsworth (1791-abt.1858). [Thank Kent for this]
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Peleg was born in 1791. He was the son of Dura Wadsworth and Lydia Bradford. He passed away about 1858. [1]. He lived in or near Hiram, ME. He married twice, to Burbank cousins.

He married first, April 15, 1815, Theodosia Burbank. Theodosia was born about 1792, the daughter of Israel Burbank and Ruth Merrill. She died Nov 20, 1844. S

He married second, intentions dated June 11, 1845, Eliza Burbank. Eliza was born about 1812 in Hiram, ME, daughter of John Burbank and Lois Boston.

Children by his first wife, Theodosia Burbank (names and dates from the Wadsworth Genealogy):

  1. Mary Ann Wadsworth. b. 1817
  2. Jane Wadsworth. b. 1819
  3. Sarah Wadsworth. b. 1821
  4. Henry Wadsworth. b. 1823
  5. Caroline Wadsworth. b. 1825
  6. Susan Wadsworth. b. 1828
  7. James B. Wadsworth. b. 1830
  8. Hannah Wadsworth. b. 1833; d. Jan 30, 1912 in Swansea, MA; m. Joseph J. Parks.
  9. Elizabeth Wadsworth. b. 1836; d. Sept 16, 1917 in Portland, ME; m. Nov 9, 1881 in Boston, MA, Arthur S. Fuller, son of John and Syrena Fuller of Portland, ME.

Children by his second wife, Eliza Burbank (names and dates from the Wadsworth Genealogy):

  1. Eliza Jane Wadsworth. b. 1845; m. her second cousin, Stephen Burbank; lived in Hiram, ME and Lynn, MA.
  2. Joseph F. Wadsworth. b. 1847; m. Aug 6, 1891 in Bartlett, NH, Carrie Fernald (divorced), daughter of Levi and Mary Rogers of Bartlett, NH.
  3. James Wadsworth. b. 1849 (must have died young since he does not appear in the 1860 census records).
  4. Francena Wadsworth. b. 1851; d. Nov 8, 1910 in Hiram, ME; m. second, Apr 2, 1898 in East Hiram, ME, William H. Douglass of Hiram, son of Rufus Douglass and Lucy A. Gray.










  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 31 December 2020), memorial page for Peleg Wadsworth II (12 Mar 1791–27 Apr 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62684447, citing Spring Cemetery, Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Sargent (contributor 47392509) .


  1. Entered by Maude Gunn, Tuesday, November 19, 2013.


Thank you to Maude Gunn for creating Wadsworth-393 on 19 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Maude and others.

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