William Longfellow II? (1651 - NOV 1690), born in Harsforth England
DIED AT ANTICOSTI ISLAND
father of Stephen Longfellow Lt/Judge
FATHER OF William Longfellow II (1679 - 1745)
son of William Longfellow
NATHAN LONGFELLOW, SR.
WHO WAS THE BROTHER OF WILLIAM II, AND
LT JUDGE STEPHEN LONGFELLOW
SON OF ENSIGN WILLIAM LONGFELLOW
HIS WIFE Ann Sewall Longfellow,
DAUGHTER OF HENRY SEWALL, JR.,
GRANDDAUGHTER OF HENRY SEWALL SR.
SON OF HENRY SEWALL, MAYOR OF COVENTRY ENGLAND
where Tennyson wrote about (LADY GODIVA) 1589-1606
FOUNDERS OF NEWBURY
ANN remarried Mr Henry Short had 6 more kids
in NEWBURY and was the sister of
Judge Samuel Sewall from Massachusetts in Colonial times
whose line in England traces back at least 5 generations
TO A SAXON THANE BEFORE the CONQUEST
who built a church at his residence on the sea wall in Britain.
NATHAN LONGFELLOW, SR.
BROTHER OF WILLIAM II, AND STEPHEN 1685-1764
SON OF ENSIGN WILLIAM LONGFELLOW
MARRIED MARY GREEN
Nathan Sr. and Mary had 9 children:
Jonathan, born May 23, 1714 Samuel, born May 8, 1716 Ann, born August 2, 1719 Mehitable, born December 18, 1720 Jacob, born July 20, 1722 Sewall, born October 6, 1724 Abigail, born February 5, 1727 Nathan, Jr., born June 8, 1729 Green, born April 3, 1731.
Jonathan was the first judge of the first court in Machias Maine. He married Mercy Clark daughter of HENRY CLARK of NEWBURY,
who was the SON OF ENSIGN NATHANIEL CLARK OF ROWLEY AND ELIZABETH SOMERBY
Nathan Jr. OR II?
June 8 1729 Lincoln Co Maine. In 1776, he served in
Colonel Poor New Hampshire Regiment
He married Suzanah Healey in 1749.
He was 42 years old when his son Green Longfellow was born
had 11 children.
7 were born in Hampton Falls NH
4 were born in Whitefield Lincoln Co Maine
Betsy (NH) m. Joseph Wadleigh
Is there a Nancy Longfellow Hunt, sister of a Sewall Longfellow,
who married Benoni Hunt, brother of Silas Hunt, for whom Hunt's meadow was named?
In the 1800 census
Great Pond and Hunts Meadow Waldo and Lincoln Counties
Sewall Longfellow with Nathan Longfellow SR.?
and Nathan Longfellow Jr. OR II AND III?
and Jacob Longfellow
1803 Jonathan Longfellow and Levi Longfellow lived on
lots 19 and 20 Saint Denis Parish
settled by English Evangelist George Whitefield in 1770.
In 1810, Green Longfellow, Levi Longfellow, Nathan Longfellow II,
Nathan Longfellow Jr. , Samuel Longfellow
were all ALL LIVING THERE
Lincoln County deeds 55:6, and 55:9.
The first settlers of Hunts Meadow were Silas Hunt, the Abraham Preble family, and Sewall Longfellow. It was named after Silas Hunt, the brother of Benoni, who was married to Sewall's sister Nancy.
SARAH LONGFELLOW DEXTER was
the daughter of GREEN Longfellow & ABIGAIL PULCIFIER
ESTHER JANE DEXTER BARKER (1839 - 1922)
daughter of SARAH LONGFELLOW DEXTER and WILLIAM DEXTER
Jennie Olive Barker (1869 - 1907)
daughter of ESTHER DEXTER BARKER
Guy Everett Senff (1887 - 1940)
son of Jennie Olive Barker and William Sherman Senff
Clara Olive Senff Bowe (1911-2014)
daughter of Guy Everett Senff AND GLADYS ANGELA MANSUR
ANDREA GLADYS BOWE (7/27/1951)
daughter of CLARA SENFF BOWE
I have been to Bayview Cemetery Bellingham WA
where the following relatives were buried:
Mrs. Esther Jane Dexter Barker (MOTHER) (1839-1922)
C-165-3 d. FEB 15 1922
ORIN W BARKER 165-4 d. FEB 9 1900
J. E. BARKER
JENNIE OLIVE BARKER/SENFF/SMITH (1869 - 1907)
buried at Bayview, Sec. K, Lot 848, Grave 4-A. her name is misspelled in cemetery records as Jennic O. Smith
RACHEL BARKER D. AUG 13 1900 C-162-4
JOHNIE BARKER D DEC 7 1945 C-162-3
firstname.lastname@example.org bill phillips
In the 1850 Federal Census Esther Jane Dexter's father was
William C. Dexter.
In the 1870 federal census Orrin Barker was married to Esther J. Barker. They had 4 children from 1860 to 1869.
However, there is no mention of Jennie O Barker in this census, who was born in 1869.
2a. William C. Dexter (1817 - ) + Sarah Jane Longfellow (1817 - )
3a. Esther Jane Dexter (Sep 5 1839 -FEB 15 1922) + Orin Wade Barker (1833 -9 Feb 1900)
3b. BROTHERs of ORRIN?
Orel William Barker (1840 – 24 Aug 1925)?
3c. Arthur Barker? (on boat in picture taken of the family on a beach, probably West Sound, Orcas Island, WA? This picture had all the names of the relatives written on the back by Delia Barker, who took many family pictures. Clara's dad, Guy Senff, is at the tiller of the boat.)
4a. Nellie L. Barker Rasch (3 Sep 1863 – 19 Feb 1937) married Carl Rasch, and they are both buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery on Orcas Island. Ruby was their daughter.
4b. Sarah Barker (1866 -) is this DELIA?
4c. Stephen Barker (1867 - )
4d. JENNIE OLIVE BARKER (1869-1907)
4e. Johnie E. Barker (1874 – 7 Dec 1945) married Rachel McConnell, whose mother, SARAH McCONNELL, along with her other Grandma, Esther, raised their daughter Addie Barker (Sanders?) when her mom, Rachel McConnell Barker passed on in 1900 when she was only three. Addy's son, Darrell Sanders, Sr., and grandson, Darrell Sanders, Jr. from Vancouver WA, visited Clara Bowe and Andi Bowe at their home in Anacortes WA and shared history and pictures from the San Juan Islands, and where their land was in West Sound above the community hall that was built in 1900, maybe by our family? We knew their address in 1911 was PO Box 66, West Sound, Orcas Island, from a post card with a baby picture of Clara sent by her mom, Gladys Angela (Mansur) Senff, to Mrs. E. J. Barker in 1911, but did not know they had lost the land to a relative's bad loan, and had resettled in Bellingham, where Andi's Great Grandma, Jennie Olive Barker, whose son Guy Senff was Andi's maternal Grandpa (he had named both his daughters Jennie Gay and Clara Olive after his mom) had remarried Edward W. Smith after divorcing Guy's dad William Sherman Senff (married in Motley MN) and had at least two more children, Jewell and Mrytle Smith. Nothing is known of these relations at this time. There is an Edward W. Smith also buried in Section K (819) just a few graves from Jennie's, that may be her second husband's resting place.
Guy Senff married Gladys Angela Mansur Senff, (Andi's Grandma and namesake) and Harry Senff, his brother, married Ethel Senff and had "little Harry". We also learned a little about Jennie's other brothers and sisters and their children. We now have posted pictures on CSIRI.ORG of the Barker Family on a beach with a sailboat where Grandpa Guy Senff is a young boy at the tiller. We still don't know who Arthur Barker, also on the boat, is though. Maybe a brother of Orin (also spelled Orrin "papa" Barker? Mamma Barker is Esther, and they are all buried at Bayview in Bellingham WA, along with Rachel McConnell and Johnie, Jennie'w brother. Aunt Delia has sent these pictures, but her name is listed as Sarah in ancestry records.
4f. Lena B Barker Davis (18 Nov 1877 – 27 Jun 1907) married Clyde Davis, had Maudie Davis?
4g. Ida E. (Barker) Van Horn (Sept 1879 – 23 Jul 1960) had a little Ida van Horn written on back of boat picture. We just connected with a Russ Dalton who has the same great great grandparents as the Director, Andi Bowe, (Mamma & Pappa Barker) and whose grandma was named Ida through the DNA connection we share on 23andme.com. The picture with the family and the boat is from before 1900, because Rachel passed on that year and so did Pappa Barker. Where is the picture, maybe taken on Orcas Is. or somewhere in the San Juan Islands?
MARY GREEN LONGFELLOW
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volumes 38-39
By Daughters of the American Revolution, P. 250-1.
"At Machias, Capt. Longfellow built the mills
and he and his boys ran them."
In 1768 he held the first ever court held in Maine,
East of Penobscot River.
Longfellows of Maine
Russell C. Farnham, CG
Having spent an enormous amount of time on the Longfellow family over the past several years, I am committed to provide members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society some brief mention of people and relationships I was able to develop in my research of this family. There are many "faces" worthy of repeating, but owing to space restrictions greater detail can be found in my book, A Longfellow Genealogy. It is the first published opus of the family. William the Immigrant
It was the immigrant William, of Newbury, Massachusetts, who set the litigious tone for the family, by virtue of consistent court appearances in Essex County. 1 He enjoyed his spirits at the Blue Anchor tavern in Newbury, where he had acquired a reputation as one who took his time when it came to paying his tavern bill. His father-in-law, Henry Sewall, spent upwards of "a hundred pounds" to get him out of debt, and William also approached the Sewall family to pay his passage to England when it became necessary to return there in 1687, a result of his brother Nathan's death. William was hopeful he would receive his "patrimony" from Nathan's estate. However, an uncle [a son of William's grandfather, Henry Sewall] in England apparently agreed to pay the passage, but only if his niece Anne, wife of William, agreed. William's father-in-law, Henry Sewall, back in Newbury, urged him to get what was to come to him through the estate process, and not become involved in frivolous lawsuits that would only end up wasting his money.
William the Second
From William1 was spun the second William2, who has been offered [erroneously] as progenitor of the Maryland Longfellows.2 That could not be, as William married Mary Davis in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1705, and they left no issue. Therefore he could not have been father of Joseph, whose earliest appearance in Maryland is 1710, when he witnessed the will of Elizabeth Browne. There is now however definite proof of two progenitors of the Longfellow name in America. There is currently no proof of the English link between the two families, although more research needs to be done in English archives.
It was Stephen2, the Newbury blacksmith and younger sibling of the second William2, who would later marry Abigail Thompson. They were great-great-grandparents of the poet, Henry6 Wadsworth Longfellow (HWL). Stephen was the first of four consecutive Stephens in the poet's line back to the immigrant. HWL would later pen the poem "The Village Blacksmith," as a tribute to his great-great-grandfather. Stephen Longfellow5 and the Wadsworth Sisters Zilpah Wadsworth was the daughter of the famous Revolutionary War patriot, General Peleg Wadsworth and Elizabeth Bartlett, formerly of Duxbury, Massachusetts. Zilpah's sister Elizabeth had caught the eye of one Stephen5 Longfellow, noted Portland attorney, congressman, and respected citizen of Falmouth (Portland). Tragically, Elizabeth would succumb to her death from consumption on August 1, 1802. Zilpah was devoted to caring for her younger sister, who required drinking and soaking in solutions of potash. 3 On her deathbed, Stephen Longfellow held her hand until long after she expired, as members of her family watched.
After Eliza Wadsworth was buried, Stephen Longfellow, father of the poet, remarked to Zilpah and her sister Lucia: "You will still be my sisters."4 As events unfolded, it was Zilpah, who Stephen would marry [in the same room that Elizabeth had died]. Younger sister Lucia Wadsworth, who was seven years younger than Stephen Longfellow, would spend her life caring for their children, perhaps because of her affection and desire to be close to him. Lucia would tend to the many chores of keeping house at Portland for Stephen and Zilpah. She "ran the house, cooking, sewing, knitting, and in general managing the entire family." 5 Nathan Longfellow2
The second William2 had a brother Nathan2, who would marry Mary Green. Nathan2 would continue his father's legal habits by often going to the Common Plea Court, held at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to settle differences with siblings, neighbors, and friends. His wife Mary was the daughter of the respected Judge (Capt.) Jacob Green of Hampton Falls and his wife Sarah, the earliest owners of the mills at Hampton Falls. The mills would burn, but were rebuilt by Capt. Jacob despite the objections of Nathaniel Weare, who operated a mill further up the Falls River. When Nathan2 died, leaving an estate of £2,630, his widow Mary married Joseph Macress of Salisbury. This marriage led to more legal skirmishes in the Portsmouth court that would not be resolved among this family for many years.
The nine children of Nathan and Mary (Green) Longfellow were:6 Jonathan, born May 23, 1714 Samuel, born May 8, 1716 Ann, born August 2, 1719
Mehitable, born December 18, 1720 Jacob, born July 20, 1722 Sewall, born October 6, 1724 Abigail, born February 5, 1727 Nathan, born June 8, 1729
Green, born April 3, 1731
The repetition of the given name "Green" found in later Longfellow families can be traced back to Nathan's wife Mary. The name, which was also frequently used by families of Palermo and Kennebec counties, was popular until about the mid-nineteenth century. It was from Nathan2 that the progenitors of the Longfellow name in Maine would spring.
Nathan's oldest son Jonathan3was the judge of the first court in Machias, Maine. From him would come the largest Longfellow settlement (Machias) of the colonial era. Jonathan was a young man of seventeen when he married Mercy Clark, who was age sixteen. Both grandparents of Jonathan and Mercy would lose their lives on the disastrous expedition to Quebec led by Sir William Phips in 1690. Although Jonathan was wealthy, he frequently ignored creditors and refused to pay his own promissory notes. He was assaulted on several occasions and participated in a flurry of litigation unsurpassed in Longfellow history. It took twenty-two years to settle his estate.
Jonathan's brother Nathan3 also spent his early years at the Hampton Falls settlement of New Hampshire. It is not certain when he departed from the area, but it may very well have been the same time his older brother Jonathan3 left for Cornwallis in 1764. Nathan3 was a resident of Lincoln County, Maine in 1776 when he served in Colonel Poor's New Hampshire Regiment. 7 He married Susanah Healey about 1749 and they had eleven children, seven of which were born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. The remaining four children were born in Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine. Nathan's seven sons, Stephen4, Samuel4, Sewall4, Jacob4, Nathan4, Green4, Levi4, and daughter (Sarah) would settle in Maine, and leave large families. Another daughter, Betsy, remained in New Hampshire having married Joseph Wadleigh 3d. The sons would settle at Great Pond (Palermo, Waldo County) and Hunts Meadow (Whitefield, Lincoln County). The Hunts Meadow settlement was on the western edge of what is now known as Whitefield.
The first settlers of Hunts Meadow were Silas Hunt, the Abraham Preble family, and Sewall Longfellow. It was named after Silas Hunt, the brother of Benoni, who was married to Sewall's sister Nancy. 8
The Whitefield settlement got its name from the British evangelist George Whitefield, who inspired the colonists before the town was settled in 1770. 9 The early settlement was in the parish of Saint Denis, located on a hill in the Irish section of town, an area reminiscent of the countryside of Ireland. Headstones tell of origins in the Emerald Isle. 10 Jonathan and Levi Longfellow lived there in 1803 on lots 19 and 20. Sewall was at Ballstown (Jefferson) at the time of the 1800 census with Nathan and Nathan Longfellow Jr., and Jacob. In 1810 Green, Levi, Nathan, Nathan Jr., and Samuel Longfellow were also living there. The fertile and wooded river valley provided sustenance and energy to woodsmen, farmers, millers, sawyers, and their families for decades. Those who plied their trade and practiced their craft were thankful for the power and beauty of the Sheepscot River. The Longfellows lived in the same general region. They built homes for their families while fishing, hunting game, and growing wheat and corn. Levi, Stephen, and Samuel were part of the Sheepscut [sic] Great Pond land settlement that split as part of the Kennebec Purchase from the late colony of New Plymouth of 1802-1803. They were among the families who were "quieted" and granted possession of 100 acres of land. 11 Much more detail can be found in my book, A Longfellow Genealogy, comprising the English ancestry and descendants of the Immigrant, William Longfellow of Newbury, Massachusetts and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (WALRUS Publishers, Inverness, FL, 2002). 1.Russell Clare Farnham, CG A Longfellow Genealogy, Comprising the English Ancestry and Descendants of the Immigrant, William Longfellow of Newbury, Massachusetts and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (WALRUS Publishers, Inverness, Florida, 2002):47-55.
2. Ibid; Article, "The Longfellows of Maryland: Were They Cousins of Those of Maine?" The Maine Genealogist 22 [Feb 2000]:1:31-36. 3."Longfellow's Portland and Portland's Longfellow," Maine Historical Society Quarterly, 14: 4. Ibid, pg 4. 5. Ibid, pg 27.
6. Russell Clare Farnham, CG A Longfellow Genealogy, Comprising the English Ancestry and Descendants of the Immigrant, William Longfellow of Newbury, Massachusetts and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : 47-55. 7. Nathan was about age 45 [sic] when he appears on a roll of the sick, who were absent from Col Poor's Regt from January 1, 1776 - July 1776 as shown in Isaac W. Hammond, A.M., The State of New Hampshire Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775, to May, 1777 with an Appendix, embracing diaries of Lieut. Jonathan Burton (Concord, N.H.: Parsons B. Cogswell, State Printer, 1885): pg 309. 8. Russell Clare Farnham, CG A Longfellow Genealogy, Comprising the English Ancestry and Descendants of the Immigrant, William Longfellow of Newbury, Massachusetts and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : 310. 9. Map, County Commissioners, Lincoln County, Maine, Vacationland at Its Best, n.d.; "Longfellow's Portland and Portland's Longfellow," Maine Historical Society Quarterly, 27:4. 10. Map, County Commissioners, Lincoln County, Maine, Vacationland at Its Best , n.d. 11. Lincoln County deeds 55:6, and 55:9.
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