Charles Lee Wadsworth (1776 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Hiram, ME, USA
Occupation: Navy
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About Charles Lee Wadsworth

Charles anad John Ayer built the first bridge across the Saco in Hiram, about 1805.

Capt. Charles L. Wadsworth settled in town in 1795. He was the eldest son of General Peleg; was one of the first captains of the militia; held several town offices. He died in 1848, aged 72, leaving a large family, of whom four sons settled in Hiram. Of "Captain Charlie" many quaint stories are told. He was an owner of extensive timber land; sometimes rode a mule on his excursions among the lumbermen; this animal is said to have carried him safely over the Saco by night on a bridge stringer; an event the rider did not know of until the following day when the workmen making repairs discovered the print of the shoe-caulks in the stringer.

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Charles Wadsworth's Timeline

1776
January 26, 1776
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1778
April 26, 1778
Age 2
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
April 26, 1778
Age 2
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
April 26, 1778
Age 2
Duxbury, MA
April 26, 1778
Age 2
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1792
November 13, 1792
Age 16
MA, USA
1795
January, 1795
Age 18
Fryeburg, ME, USA
1797
May 1, 1797
Age 21
Hiram, Oxford, ME, USA
1804
1804
Age 27
ME, USA
1848
September 29, 1848
Age 72
Hiram, ME, USA