Zilpah (Wadsworth) Longfellow
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Zilpah (Wadsworth) Longfellow (1778 - 1851)

Zilpah Longfellow formerly Wadsworth
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Biography

Zilpah Wadsworth was born in 1778, the second child and first daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth. She grew up in the house on Congress St., surrounded by her nine brothers and sisters. Zilpah was especially close to her sister Eliza, who was just one year younger. Zilpah found pleasure and relaxation in writing, and her letters and journals provide a charming glimpse of her girlhood. She and Eliza were "sweet girls" with "an unaffected softness of manners" and enjoyed a busy social life. Zilpah was "tall, attractive, with dark hair, lively blue eyes" and a "blooming" complexion. The prevailing interest of Portland's young women was Portland's young men, who were "as plenty as apples in autumn." None of them aroused Zilpah and Eliza Wadsworth's interest, however, until the 1799 arrival of tall, attractive, twenty-three-year-old Stephen Longfellow IV, a Harvard graduate seeking a career in law.

Indeed, within a year the early happiness of the young couple was marred by another family tragedy: the death of Zilpah's brother Henry, who was nicknamed Harry. Harry had set out to prove himself in the new United States Navy. He joined the squadron in the Mediterranean Sea to subdue the Barbary pirates, who had been preying on American shipping. It was one of the earliest demonstrations of American might on the international stage, and the battle of Tripoli became famous. Harry was second in command of a vessel loaded with explosives whose mission was to sneak into the harbor and destroy the enemy's gunboats. His ship, however, exploded prematurely. Harry's death affected the entire family deeply, and Zilpah would soon memorialize him in the naming of her second son Henry Wadsworth.

Name

Name: Zilpah /Wadsworth/
Source: #S-2090387904
Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: M432_252; Page: 176A; Image
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Text: Residence date: 1691-1863Residence place: Maine, USA
APID: 21741::373
Source: #S-2090829591
Page: Birth year: 1778; Birth city: Portland; Birth state: ME.
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Text: Birth date: 6 January 1778Birth place: Portland, Cumberland, MEDeath date: 12 March 1851Death place: Portland, Cumberland, MEMarriage date: 1 January 1804Marriage place: Gorham, ME
APID: 4725::2667229

Birth

Birth:
Date: 6 Jan 1778
Place: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Source: #S-2090387904
Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: M432_252; Page: 176A; Image: .
Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&h=9337520&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
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Text: Birth date: abt 1780Birth place: MassachusettsResidence date: 1850Residence place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine
APID: 8054::9337520
Source: #S-2090541196
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Page: Birth year: 1778; Birth city: Portland; Birth state: ME.
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Text: Birth date: 6 January 1778Birth place: Portland, Cumberland, MEDeath date: 12 March 1851Death place: Portland, Cumberland, MEMarriage date: 1 January 1804Marriage place: Gorham, ME
APID: 4725::2667229

Death

Death:
Date: 12 Mar 1851
Place: Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Source: #S-2090541196]]
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Text: Birth date: 1778Birth place: Death date: 1851Death place:
APID: 7249::10708268
Source: #S-2090829591
Page: Birth year: 1778; Birth city: Portland; Birth state: ME.

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Text: Birth date: 6 January 1778Birth place: Portland, Cumberland, MEDeath date: 12 March 1851Death place: Portland, Cumberland, MEMarriage date: 1 January 1804Marriage place: Gorham, ME
APID: 4725::2667229

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1850
Place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine
Source: #S-2090387904
Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: M432_252; Page: 176A; Image: .
Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&h=9337520&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
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Text: Birth date: abt 1780Birth place: MassachusettsResidence date: 1850Residence place: Portland Ward 5, Cumberland, Maine
APID: 8054::9337520
Residence:
Date: 1691-1863
Place: Maine, USA
Source: #S-2090122019
Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genealogy-glh26559838&h=373&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
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Text: Residence date: 1691-1863Residence place: Maine, USA
APID: 21741::373

Marriage

Marriage:
Date: 1 January 1804
Place: Gorham, ME
Source: #S-2090829591
Page: Birth year: 1778; Birth city: Portland; Birth state: ME.
Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=2667229&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
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Text: Birth date: 6 January 1778Birth place: Portland, Cumberland, MEDeath date: 12 March 1851Death place: Portland, Cumberland, MEMarriage date: 1 January 1804Marriage place: Gorham, ME
APID: 4725::2667229

Source

Source: #S-2091054882
Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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Source: #S-2091054882
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Source S-2090122019 Repository: #R-2091054883

Title: A history of the law, the courts, and the lawyers of Maine : from its first colonization to the early part of the present century.
Author: [9]
Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Willis, William,. A history of the law, the courts, and the lawyers of Maine : from its first colonization to the early part of the present century. Portland Me.: Bailey &
Note: Newspaper clipping mounted on p. facing t.p.|||Includes index.
APID: 21741::0

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Marriage:
Date: 18 Jun 1772
Place: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Source: #S-2090829591
Page: Birth year: 1753; Birth city: Plymouth; Birth state: MA.
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Text: Birth date: 9 August 1753Birth place: Plymouth, Plymouth, MADeath date: 20 July 1825Death place: Wadsworth Hall, Hiram, MEMarriage date: 18 June 1772Marriage place: Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
APID: 4725::148737
Source: #S-2090829591
Page: Birth year: 1748; Birth city: Duxbury; Birth state: MA.
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Text: Birth date: 6 May 1748Birth place: Duxbury, Plymouth, MADeath date: 12 November 1829Death place: Wadsworth Hall, Hiram, MEMarriage date: 18 June 1772Marriage place: Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
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Acknowledgements

  • This person was created through the import of Howland Mayflower-dude.ged on 12 September 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
  • Thank you to Maude Gunn for creating Wadsworth on 19 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Maude and others.

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