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Sarah Tarr (F)
b. circa 1834
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     Sarah Tarr was born circa 1834 at Maine, USA. She was the daughter of Abraham Tarr and Rebecca Seavey.

Edward Tarr (M)
b. circa 1838
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     Edward Tarr was born circa 1838 at Maine, USA. He was the son of Abraham Tarr and Rebecca Seavey.

Elizabeth Tarr (F)
b. circa 1840
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     Elizabeth Tarr was born circa 1840 at Maine, USA. She was the daughter of Abraham Tarr and Rebecca Seavey.

Franklin Tarr (M)
b. circa 1843
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     Franklin Tarr was born circa 1843 at Maine, USA. He was the son of Abraham Tarr and Rebecca Seavey.

Gardner Tarr (M)
b. circa 1846
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     Gardner Tarr was born circa 1846 at Maine, USA. He was the son of Abraham Tarr and Rebecca Seavey.

Hector McNiel Watts (M)
b. 3 April 1768, d. 14 June 1853

     Hector McNiel Watts He was HoH in 1850 Census with son, Edward and family. He was born on 3 April 1768 at Maine, USA. He married Jane Lermond on 24 December 1795. Hector McNiel Watts died on 14 June 1853 at Lincoln County, Maine, USA, at age 85.

Child of Hector McNiel Watts and Jane Lermond
Edward Watts+ b. 26 Dec 1808

Jane Lermond (F)
b. circa 1770

     Her married name was Watts. Jane Lermond was born circa 1770. She married Hector McNiel Watts on 24 December 1795.

Child of Jane Lermond and Hector McNiel Watts
Edward Watts+ b. 26 Dec 1808

Lermond Watts (M)
b. 2 April 1838
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     Lermond Watts was born on 2 April 1838 at Maine, USA. He was the son of Edward Watts and Eliza Seavey.

Belinda Watts (F)
b. 15 March 1840
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     Belinda Watts was born on 15 March 1840 at Maine, USA. She was the daughter of Edward Watts and Eliza Seavey.

Stephen Seavey (M)
b. 26 February 1712, d. 31 January 1809
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     Stephen Seavey AKA Captain Seavey. He was born on 26 February 1712 at Kittery, York County, Maine, USA. He was the son of Stephen Seavey and Anne Fernald. Stephen Seavey died on 31 January 1809 at Kittery, York County, Maine, USA, at age 96.

Child of Stephen Seavey and Elizabeth Sterling
Joseph Seavey+ b. 12 Jun 1747, d. 15 Oct 1826

Elizabeth Sterling (F)
b. circa 1716

     Elizabeth Sterling was born circa 1716 at New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Elizabeth Sterling and Stephen Seavey
Joseph Seavey+ b. 12 Jun 1747, d. 15 Oct 1826

Stephen Seavey (M)
b. 1686, d. circa 1743
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     Stephen Seavey was born in 1686 at Kittery, York County, Maine, USA. He was the son of William Seavey and Hannah Jackson. Stephen Seavey married Anne Fernald in 1711 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. Stephen Seavey married Mary True in 1736 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. Stephen Seavey died circa 1743 at New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Stephen Seavey and Anne Fernald
Stephen Seavey+ b. 26 Feb 1712, d. 31 Jan 1809

Anne Fernald (F)
b. circa 1685

     Her married name was Seavey. Anne Fernald was born circa 1685. She married Stephen Seavey, son of William Seavey and Hannah Jackson, in 1711 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Anne Fernald and Stephen Seavey
Stephen Seavey+ b. 26 Feb 1712, d. 31 Jan 1809

Mary True (F)

     Mary True married Stephen Seavey, son of William Seavey and Hannah Jackson, in 1736 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

William Seavey (M)
b. circa 1648, d. 18 July 1732
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     William Seavey was born circa 1648 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. He was the son of William Seavey and Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN. William Seavey married Hannah Jackson, daughter of Thomas Jackson and Hannah Johnson, on 29 July 1680 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. William Seavey died on 18 July 1732 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Child of William Seavey and Hannah Jackson
Stephen Seavey+ b. 1686, d. c 1743

Hannah Jackson (F)
b. circa 1653, d. 31 January 1747 or 1748
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     Her married name was Seavey. Hannah Jackson was born circa 1653 at Great Island (now Newcastle), New Hampshire, USA. She was the daughter of Thomas Jackson and Hannah Johnson. Hannah Jackson married William Seavey, son of William Seavey and Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN, on 29 July 1680 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. Hannah Jackson died on 31 January 1747 or 1748 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Hannah Jackson and William Seavey
Stephen Seavey+ b. 1686, d. c 1743

William Seavey (M)
b. 25 October 1601, d. circa 1688

     William Seavey Some sources indicate William was born in 'Stokeinteignhead' Devon, England. Need more research on that line. Also shoes father as Henry Zevie and mother as Helen Baron. Zevie line back to Thomas, m. 1552 to Elizabeth Browne in Stokeinteignhead. He was born on 25 October 1601 at Devonshire, England. He married Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN in 1647 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. William Seavey died circa 1688 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Child of William Seavey and Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN
William Seavey+ b. c 1648, d. 18 Jul 1732

Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN (F)
b. circa 1610, d. before 1679

     Her married name was Seavey. Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN was born circa 1610 at England. She married William Seavey in 1647 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN died before 1679 at Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Mary Elizabeth UNKNOWN and William Seavey
William Seavey+ b. c 1648, d. 18 Jul 1732

Thomas Jackson (M)
b. circa 1639

     Thomas Jackson was born circa 1639 at Great Island (now Newcastle), New Hampshire, USA.

Child of Thomas Jackson and Hannah Johnson
Hannah Jackson+ b. c 1653, d. 31 Jan 1747 or 1748

Hannah Johnson (F)

Child of Hannah Johnson and Thomas Jackson
Hannah Jackson+ b. c 1653, d. 31 Jan 1747 or 1748

Helen Chase Fessenden (F)
b. 3 May 1879, d. 1967
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     Her married name was Smith. Helen Chase Fessenden In 1930 US Census for Honolulu, HI, is listed an Eva LeClair, as daughter of Arthur and Helen., age 20 (b. @1910), she is not listed on 1920 US Census for same, and wonder if, perhaps, she was adopted by Arthur and Helen, or at least Arthur?

Helen Chase Fessenden b. 1879 though it 'drifts' as far as 1885 in later census years (one of 'those' women).

d/o William Pitt Fessenden (b. Aug-1851, ME) and his wife, Helen Marie Perkins (b. Sep-1849, ME), sister of Ethel C. Fessenden (b. Feb-1887, MA) who married Fred G. Wilder (b. @1883, MA) and Philip Fessenden, (b. Jul-1882, MA)

Living in home of Fred Wilder, Arlington, MA in 1910 Census.

William Pitt Fessenden, s/o Hewett C. Fessenden and his wife, Mary J. UNKNOWN

William and Helen (mother) even visited Honolulu in 1917, arriving from S.F., CA on 22-May-1917, listing HIS birthplace as Portland, Maine, and hers (Helen's) as Calais, ME. They listed current residence as Boston, MA. She was born on 3 May 1879 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of William Pitt Fessenden and Helen Marie Perkins. Helen Chase Fessenden married Arthur George Smith, son of James M. Smith and Sally Ann 'Annie' Seavey, circa 1910. Helen Chase Fessenden died in 1967.

Leah Ludwig Smalley (F)
b. 29 October 1890, d. 1958

     Her married name was Smith. Leah Ludwig Smalley was born on 29 October 1890 at St. George, Knox County, Maine, USA. She married Albert Watts Smith, son of James M. Smith and Sally Ann 'Annie' Seavey, on 1 July 1913 at Maine, USA. Leah Ludwig Smalley died in 1958.

William Pitt Fessenden (M)
b. 17 August 1851, d. 31 December 1917
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     William Pitt Fessenden On birth record of Helen Chase Fessenden, William listed as a liquor dealer born in Scotland, her mother as born in Calais, ME, which DOES match other records. On his daughter Ethel's, listed as 'merchant' and born in Scarborough, ME, which fits far better with later known information. Portland/Scarborough.. easier to accept than ME vs. Scotland!

Interesting.. William arrived in Hawaii in May of 1917, with his wife Helen, likely to 'visit' his daughter, Helen, then married to Arthur Smith. He died only 7 months later, on the last day of 1917. He was born on 17 August 1851 at Scarboro, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. He was the son of Hewett Chandler Fessenden and Mary Turner Peterson. William Pitt Fessenden married Helen Marie Perkins, daughter of James Perkins and Hannah F. Chase, on 9 May 1878. William Pitt Fessenden died on 31 December 1917 at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, at age 66.

Children of William Pitt Fessenden and Helen Marie Perkins
Helen Chase Fessenden b. 3 May 1879, d. 1967
Philip James Perkins Fessenden b. 29 Jul 1882, d. 16 Sep 1903
William Pitt Fessenden , Jr. b. 29 Jul 1882, d. 14 Sep 1882
Ethel Cushing Fessenden+ b. 10 Feb 1887, d. Nov 1978

Helen Marie Perkins (F)
b. 29 September 1849, d. circa 1941
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     Her married name was Fessenden. Helen Marie Perkins There's another Helen Perkins b. @1850, ME, d/o George W. Perkins and his wife, Eliza. b. NH & ME, respectively. George in 1820 and Eliza in 1824. May be worth noting. Though THAT Helen was Helen F., and went sometimes by 'Lilla' or 'Lillie' as well. NOT the same person. She was born on 29 September 1849 at Calais, Maine, USA. She was the daughter of James Perkins and Hannah F. Chase. Helen Marie Perkins married William Pitt Fessenden, son of Hewett Chandler Fessenden and Mary Turner Peterson, on 9 May 1878. Helen Marie Perkins died circa 1941 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA.

Children of Helen Marie Perkins and William Pitt Fessenden
Helen Chase Fessenden b. 3 May 1879, d. 1967
Philip James Perkins Fessenden b. 29 Jul 1882, d. 16 Sep 1903
William Pitt Fessenden , Jr. b. 29 Jul 1882, d. 14 Sep 1882
Ethel Cushing Fessenden+ b. 10 Feb 1887, d. Nov 1978

Philip James Perkins Fessenden (M)
b. 29 July 1882, d. 16 September 1903
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     Philip James Perkins Fessenden Couldn't find birth information on same database as found sisters'.

An online genealogy indicated Philip was indeed born in Boston, and a twin to his short-lived brother, William Pitt Fessenden, Jr.
He didn't live all THAT long, himself, dying at the young age of 21. He was born on 29 July 1882 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of William Pitt Fessenden and Helen Marie Perkins. Philip James Perkins Fessenden died on 16 September 1903 at age 21.

Ethel Cushing Fessenden (F)
b. 10 February 1887, d. November 1978
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     Ethel Cushing Fessenden was born on 10 February 1887 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of William Pitt Fessenden and Helen Marie Perkins. Ethel Cushing Fessenden died in November 1978 at Berkeley, California, USA, at age 91.

Children of Ethel Cushing Fessenden and Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder
Frederick Fessenden Wilder b. 5 Jul 1910, d. 26 Nov 1995
Helen Fessenden Wilder b. 28 Nov 1917, d. 15 May 1967

Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder (M)
b. 29 May 1882, d. February 1971

     Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder was born on 29 May 1882 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He died in February 1971 at Oakland, California, USA, at age 88.

Children of Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder and Ethel Cushing Fessenden
Frederick Fessenden Wilder b. 5 Jul 1910, d. 26 Nov 1995
Helen Fessenden Wilder b. 28 Nov 1917, d. 15 May 1967

Hewett Chandler Fessenden (M)
b. 26 December 1819, d. 22 October 1885
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     Hewett Chandler Fessenden was born on 26 December 1819 at New Gloucester, Maine, USA. He was the son of Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden and Deborah Chandler. Hewett Chandler Fessenden married Mary Turner Peterson on 5 December 1844 at Maine, USA. Hewett Chandler Fessenden died on 22 October 1885 at Eastport, Maine, USA, at age 65.

Child of Hewett Chandler Fessenden and Mary Turner Peterson
William Pitt Fessenden+ b. 17 Aug 1851, d. 31 Dec 1917

Mary Turner Peterson (F)
b. 28 September 1820, d. 10 March 1912

     Her married name was Fessenden. Mary Turner Peterson was born on 28 September 1820. She married Hewett Chandler Fessenden, son of Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden and Deborah Chandler, on 5 December 1844 at Maine, USA. Mary Turner Peterson died on 10 March 1912 at age 91.

Child of Mary Turner Peterson and Hewett Chandler Fessenden
William Pitt Fessenden+ b. 17 Aug 1851, d. 31 Dec 1917

William Pitt Fessenden , Jr. (M)
b. 29 July 1882, d. 14 September 1882
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     William Pitt Fessenden , Jr. was born on 29 July 1882 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of William Pitt Fessenden and Helen Marie Perkins. William Pitt Fessenden , Jr. died on 14 September 1882 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 0.

Frederick Fessenden Wilder (M)
b. 5 July 1910, d. 26 November 1995
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     Frederick Fessenden Wilder was born on 5 July 1910 at Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder and Ethel Cushing Fessenden. Frederick Fessenden Wilder died on 26 November 1995 at Essex, Connecticut, USA, at age 85.

Helen Fessenden Wilder (F)
b. 28 November 1917, d. 15 May 1967
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     Helen Fessenden Wilder was born on 28 November 1917. She was the daughter of Frederick Gilson 'Fred' Wilder and Ethel Cushing Fessenden. Helen Fessenden Wilder died on 15 May 1967 at age 49.

Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden (M)
b. 16 July 1784, d. 19 March 1869

     Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden Some information on this Fessenden line, from Samuel and earlier, located on www.kittymunson.com
Kitty has traced the Fessenden line back to John Fessenden b. @1580, d. Aft 1633, and resided in area of Canterbury, Kent, England. Here is a bio from www.virtualology.com on Samuel Fessenden:

Samuel Fessenden



FESSENDEN, Samuel, lawyer, born in Fryeburg, Maine, 16 July 1784; died near Portland, Maine, 13 March 1869. His father, the Rev. William Fessenden, graduated at Harvard in 1768, was the first minister of Fryeburg, and frequently a member of the Massachusetts legislature. He also served as judge of probate. Samuel received his earn education at the Fryeburg academy, and was graduated at Dartmouth in 1806. He studied law with Judge Dana, of Fryeburg, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and began practice at New Gloucester, where he rose to distinction in his profession. In 1815'16 he was in the general court of Massachusetts, of which state Maine was then a district, and in 1818'19 represented his district in the Massachusetts senate.

For fourteen years he was major general of the 12th division of Massachusetts militia, to which office he was elected on leaving the senate, and to which he gave much attention. He removed to Portland in 1822, and about 1828 declined the presidency of Dartmouth. He was an ardent Federalist, and one of the early members of the antislavery party in Maine. In 1847 the Liberty party, receiving large votes, nominated him for governor and for congress. For forty years he stood at the head of the bar in Maine. He was an active philanthropist. He published two orations and a treatise on the institution, duties, and importance of juries. Bowdoin conferred the degree of LL.D. upon him in 1846.

His son, William Pitt Fessenden, senator, born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, 16 October 1806; died in Portland, Maine, 8 September 1869, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1823, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1827. He practiced law first in Bridgeton, a year in Bangor, and afterward-in Portland, Maine He was a member of the legislature of that state in 1832, and its leading debater. He refused nominations to congress in 1831 and in 1838, and served in the legislature again in 1840, becoming chairman of the house committee to revise the statutes of the state. He was elected to congress as a Whig in 1840, serving one term, during which time he moved the repeal of the rule that excluded antislavery petitions, and spoke upon the loan and bankrupt bills, and the army. He gave his attention wholly to his law business till he was again in the legislature in 1845'6.

He acquired a national reputation as a lawyer and an antislavery Whig, and in 1849 prosecuted before the Supreme Court an appeal from an adverse decision of Judge Story, and gained a reversal by an argument which Daniel Webster pronounced the best he had heard in twenty years. He was again in the legislature ill 1853 and 1854, when his strong antislavery principles caused his election to the U. S. Senate by the vote of the Whigs and anti slavery Democrats. Taking his seat in February 1854, he made, a week afterward, an electric speech against the Kansas Nebraska bill, which placed him in the front rank of the senate. He took a leading part in the formation of the Republican Party, and from 1854 till 1860 was one of the ablest opponents of the proslavery measures of the Democratic administrations. His speech on the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, in 1856, received the highest praise, and in 1858 his speech on the Lecompton constitution of Kansas, and his criticisms of the opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case, were considered the ablest discussion of those topics. He was reelected to the senate in 1859 without the formality of a nomination. In 1861 he was a member of the Peace congress.

By the secession of the southern senators the Republicans acquired control of the senate, and placed Mr. Fessenden at the head of the finance committee. During the civil war he was the most conspicuous senator in sustaining the national credit. He opposed the legal tender act as unnecessary and unjust. As chairman of the finance committee, Mr. Fessenden prepared and carried through the senate all measures relating to revenue, taxation, and appropriations, and, as declared by Mr. Sumner, was ' in the financial field all that our best generals were in arms.' When See. Chase resigned in 1864, Mr. Fessenden was called by the unanimous appeal of the nation to the head of the treasury. It was the darkest hour of our national finances. Sec. Chase had just withdrawn a loan from the market for want of acceptable bids; the capacity of the country to lend seemed exhausted. The currency had been enormously inflated, and gold was at 280. Mr. Fessenden refused the office, but at last accepted in obedience to the universal public pressure. When his acceptance became known, gold fell to 225, with no bidders. He declared that no more currency should be issued, and, making an appeal to the people, he prepared and put, upon the market the seven thirty loan, which proved a triumphant success. This loan was in the form of bonds bearing interest at the rate of 7.30 per cent, which were issued in denominations as low as $50, so that people of moderate means could take them.

He also framed and recommended the measures, adopted by congress, which permitted the subsequent consolidation and funding of the government loans into the four and four-and-a-half percent bonds. The financial situation becoming favorable, Mr. Fessenden, in accordance with his expressed intention, resigned the secretary ship in 1865 to return to the senate, to which he had now for the third time been elected. He was again made chairman of the finance committee, and was also appointed chairman of the joint committee on reconstruction, and wrote its celebrated report, pronounced one of the ablest state papers ever submitted to congress. It vindicated the power of congress over the rebellious states, showed their relations to the government under the constitution and the law of nations, and recommended the constitutional safeguards made necessary by the rebellion.

Mr. Fessenden was now the acknowledged leader in the senate of the Republicans, when he imperiled his party standing by opposing the impeachment of President Johnson in 1868. He gave his reasons for voting 'not guilty' upon the articles, and was subjected to storm of detraction from his own party such as public men have rarely met. His last service was in 1869, and his last speech was upon the bill to strengthen the public credit. He advocated the payment of the principal of the public debt in gold, and opposed the notion that it might lawfully be paid in depreciated greenbacks.

His public character was described as of the highest type of patriotism, courage, integrity, and disinterestedness, while his personal character was beyond reproach. He was noted for his swiftness of retort. He was a member of the Whig national conventions that nominated Harrison (1840), Taylor (1848), and Scott (1852). For several years he was a regent of the Smithsonian institution. He received the degree of LL.D. from Bowdoin in 1858, and from Harvard in 1864.

Another son, Samuel Clement Fessenden, lawyer, born in New Gloucester, Maine, 7 March 1815 ; died in 1881, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1834, and at Bangor theological seminary in 1837, and was pastor of the 2d Congregational Church in Thomaston (now Rockland) from then till 1856. In that year he established the 'Maine Evangelist,' and in 1858 studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice, He was elected judge of the municipal court' of Rockland, and was a representative from Maine to the 37th congress, serving from July 1861, till March 1863. Until the rise of the Republican Party he was an abolitionist. In 1865 he was appointed a member of the board of examiners of the U. S. patent office. In 1879 he was U. S. consul at St. John's, N. B.

Another son, Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden, lawyer, born in Portland, Maine, 23 January 1826; died in Lewiston, Maine, 28 September 1868, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1845. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Mechanics' Falls, Maine, after which he removed to Lewiston. He was a member of the convention that nominated Fremont for president in 1856, in 1858 was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Morrill, of Maine, and in 1860 was elected to the legislature. In 1861 he was prosecuting attorney for Androscoggin County, and was elected a representative from Maine to the 37th congress, to fill a vacancy, serving from December 1862, till March 1863. He was an able lawyer and eloquent speaker.

William Pitt's son, James Deeriug Fessenden, born in Westbrook, Maine, 28 September 1833: died in Portland, Maine, 18 November 1882, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1852, studied law, and practiced in Portland. He enlisted a company early in the civil war, and entered the service as captain of the 2d U. S. sharpshooters, 2 November 1861. He served on General David Hunter's staff in the Department of South Carolina in 1862'3, was present at the attack on Fort McAllister in 1862, at the operations on the Edisto, and at Dupont's attack on Charleston. He was assigned to the duty of organizing and commanding the first regiment of colored troops in 1862, but the government was not then ready to use colored troops. He was promoted to colonel in 1862, and in September 1863, reported to General Hooker, and was engaged in the campaign of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and in the Atlanta campaign in 1864. He was promoted brigadier general of volunteers, 8 August 1864, ordered to General Sheridan in October and was with him at Cedar Creek. On 13 March 1865, he was brevetted major general of volunteers, and was on duty in South Carolina. He was appointed register in bankruptcy for the first district of Maine in 1868, and represented Portland in the legislature in 1872'4.

Another son of William Pitt, Francis Fessenden, soldier, born in Portland, Maine, 18 March 1839, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1858, and studied law at Harvard and in New York. He was appointed captain in the 19th U. S. infantry on 14 May 1861, and was severely wounded at Shiloh. From October 1862, till July 1863, he was colonel of the 25th Maine volunteers, and commanded a brigade in front of Washington and near Centreville, Virginia. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers, 10 May 1864, and major general, 9 November 1865. In 1864 he was with General Banks in the Red River expedition, and was present at Sabine Crossroads, Pleasant Hill, and Monett's Bluff, where, leading his brigade in an assault, he lost a leg. In November 1864, he was on duty in Washington, and in 1865 was in command of the 1st infantry division, Department of West Virginia, and was afterward assigned to Hancock's 1st veteran corps. He was a member of the Wirtz military commission in Washington in 1865, and assistant commander of the bureau of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands in 1866. He was retired with the rank of brigadier general in the regular army, 1 November 1866. He served as mayor of Portland in 1876, but declined a renomination.

Another son of William Pitt, Samuel Fessenden, soldier, born in Portland, Maine, 6 January 1841; died in Centreville, Virginia, 1 September 1862, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1861. He began to study law, but soon entered' the military service as 2d lieutenant in the 2d Maine battery, 30 November 1861. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, 3 June 1862, was aide to General Zebulon B. Tower in July 1862, and was mortally wounded in the second battle of Bull Run, 31 Aug. Samuel Clement's son, Joshua Abbe Fessenden, born in Rockland, Maine, was appointed 2d lieu tenant in the 1st U. S. cavalry, 24 March 1862; 2d lieutenant 5th artillery, 6 September 1862; 1st lieutenant, 30 November 1865 ; captain, 26 June 1882 ; and was wounded at Chickamauga. Another son, Samuel Fessenden, born in Rockland, Maine, was appointed 2d lieutenant in the 5th Maine battery, 18 January 1865. He is a lawyer and politician in Stamford, Conn.



Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright © 2001 VirtualologyTM. He was born on 16 July 1784 at Fryeburg, Maine, USA. He married Deborah Chandler on 16 December 1813 at New Gloucester, Maine, USA. Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden died on 19 March 1869 at Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA, at age 84.

Children of Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden and Deborah Chandler
William Pitt Fessenden b. 16 Oct 1806
Hewett Chandler Fessenden+ b. 26 Dec 1819, d. 22 Oct 1885

Deborah Chandler (F)
b. 11 June 1792, d. 5 December 1873

     Deborah Chandler On marriage place - 'New Gloucester' is in Maine, while 'Gloucester' is in MA. Some sources had listed as in MA but this location is halfway between Gray and Lewiston, ME. Fessendens and Chandlers were both Mayflower families, so earlier lines/ancestors have been well-documented. Her married name was Fessenden. She was born on 11 June 1792. She married Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden on 16 December 1813 at New Gloucester, Maine, USA. Deborah Chandler died on 5 December 1873 at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA, at age 81.

Children of Deborah Chandler and Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden
William Pitt Fessenden b. 16 Oct 1806
Hewett Chandler Fessenden+ b. 26 Dec 1819, d. 22 Oct 1885

William Pitt Fessenden (M)
b. 16 October 1806
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     William Pitt Fessenden was born on 16 October 1806 at Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA. He was the son of Samuel (Gen. Samuel) Fessenden and Deborah Chandler.

James Perkins (M)
b. 2 September 1818, d. 31 October 1902
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     James Perkins was born on 2 September 1818 at New Hampshire, USA. He was the son of Nathaniel Perkins and Mary Janvrin. James Perkins married Hannah F. Chase on 19 October 1848. James Perkins died on 31 October 1902 at age 84.

Children of James Perkins and Hannah F. Chase
Helen Marie Perkins+ b. 29 Sep 1849, d. c 1941
Mary G. Perkins b. c 1854
Harriet Perkins b. c 1858

Hannah F. Chase (F)
b. 1829

     Her married name was Perkins. Hannah F. Chase was born in 1829 at Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. She married James Perkins, son of Nathaniel Perkins and Mary Janvrin, on 19 October 1848.

Children of Hannah F. Chase and James Perkins
Helen Marie Perkins+ b. 29 Sep 1849, d. c 1941
Mary G. Perkins b. c 1854
Harriet Perkins b. c 1858

Mary G. Perkins (F)
b. circa 1854
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     Mary G. Perkins was born circa 1854 at Calais, Maine, USA. She was the daughter of James Perkins and Hannah F. Chase.

Harriet Perkins (F)
b. circa 1858
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     Harriet Perkins was born circa 1858 at Calais, Maine, USA. She was the daughter of James Perkins and Hannah F. Chase.

Nathaniel Perkins (M)
b. 11 October 1771, d. 15 July 1848
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     Nathaniel Perkins was born on 11 October 1771. He was the son of David Perkins and Abigail Griffith. Nathaniel Perkins died on 15 July 1848 at age 76.

Child of Nathaniel Perkins and Mary Janvrin
James Perkins+ b. 2 Sep 1818, d. 31 Oct 1902

Mary Janvrin (F)
b. 12 December 1787, d. 5 September 1871
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     Mary Janvrin was born on 12 December 1787. She was the daughter of James Janvrin and Mary Chase. Mary Janvrin died on 5 September 1871 at age 83.

Child of Mary Janvrin and Nathaniel Perkins
James Perkins+ b. 2 Sep 1818, d. 31 Oct 1902

David Perkins (M)
b. 3 November 1740, d. 15 August 1816
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     David Perkins was born on 3 November 1740. He was the son of Joseph Perkins and Elizabeth Dow. David Perkins died on 15 August 1816 at age 75.

Child of David Perkins and Abigail Griffith
Nathaniel Perkins+ b. 11 Oct 1771, d. 15 Jul 1848

Abigail Griffith (F)
b. 11 March 1742, d. 15 August 1819

     Abigail Griffith was born on 11 March 1742. She died on 15 August 1819 at age 77.

Child of Abigail Griffith and David Perkins
Nathaniel Perkins+ b. 11 Oct 1771, d. 15 Jul 1848

James Janvrin (M)

Child of James Janvrin and Mary Chase
Mary Janvrin+ b. 12 Dec 1787, d. 5 Sep 1871

Mary Chase (F)

Child of Mary Chase and James Janvrin
Mary Janvrin+ b. 12 Dec 1787, d. 5 Sep 1871

Joseph Perkins (M)
b. 5 May 1712, d. 17 June 1761
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     Joseph Perkins was born on 5 May 1712 at Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. He was the son of Benjamin Perkins and Lydia MacRease. Joseph Perkins married Elizabeth Dow, daughter of Jeremiah Dow and Elizabeth Perkins, on 31 October 1734 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. Joseph Perkins died on 17 June 1761 at Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA, at age 49.

Child of Joseph Perkins and Elizabeth Dow
David Perkins+ b. 3 Nov 1740, d. 15 Aug 1816

Elizabeth Dow (F)
b. 1 March 1715, d. 19 August 1749
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     Her married name was Perkins. Elizabeth Dow was born on 1 March 1715. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Dow and Elizabeth Perkins. Elizabeth Dow married Joseph Perkins, son of Benjamin Perkins and Lydia MacRease, on 31 October 1734 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. Elizabeth Dow died on 19 August 1749 at age 34.

Child of Elizabeth Dow and Joseph Perkins
David Perkins+ b. 3 Nov 1740, d. 15 Aug 1816

Jeremiah Dow (M)
b. 24 May 1677, d. 1773
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     Jeremiah Dow Having a hard time accepting Jeremiah's date of death. Would have been 96 years of age in the late 18th century... Rather an uncommon occurence to say the least. He was born on 24 May 1677. He was the son of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn. Jeremiah Dow died in 1773.

Child of Jeremiah Dow and Elizabeth Perkins
Elizabeth Dow+ b. 1 Mar 1715, d. 19 Aug 1749

Elizabeth Perkins (F)
b. 9 April 1676
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     Elizabeth Perkins was born on 9 April 1676. She was the daughter of Abraham Perkins and Elizabeth Sleeper.

Child of Elizabeth Perkins and Jeremiah Dow
Elizabeth Dow+ b. 1 Mar 1715, d. 19 Aug 1749

Benjamin Perkins (M)
b. 11 May 1680, d. 11 February 1767
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     Benjamin Perkins was born on 11 May 1680 at Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. He was the son of Caleb Perkins and Bethia Philbrick. Benjamin Perkins married Lydia MacRease, daughter of Joseph MacRease and Sarah Dole, in March 1710 at Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. Benjamin Perkins died on 11 February 1767 at Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA, at age 86.

Child of Benjamin Perkins and Lydia MacRease
Joseph Perkins+ b. 5 May 1712, d. 17 Jun 1761

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