Hon Tappan Wentworth (1802 - 1875)

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Birthplace: Dover, NH, USA
Death: Died in Lowell, MA, USA
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About Hon Tappan Wentworth

Marriage record: Lowell Vital Records 1826-1849, pg 375. Tappan Wentworth of L. and Anne McNeil of Hillsboro NH.

Birth record: Lowell Vital Records 1826-1840 pg 387: Birth of Frederic Tappan Wentworth

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   Tappan Wentworth was born in Dover, NH in 1802. Received a liberal schooling. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in York County,Maine. He moved to Lowell, Massachusetts in 1833 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the Common Council 1836-1841. 
   He served in the State House of Representatives in

1851,1859,1860,1863, and 1864. He served as member of the State Senate 1848,1849,1865 and 1866.

   He was elected as a Whig in the 33rd Congress 1853-1855. He continued his law practive until his death in 1875. He is interred at Lowell Cemetery.
   His legal record thoughout was brilliant and successful and, long being a NH man, he selected Dartmouth College to donate his assets to.
   His bequeath, which amounted to $500,000, was , in the words of his borther-in-law John McNeil "when he gave his friendship it was for life, and to the end."
   A large portion of his law library was given to the City of Lowell and his widow, Mrs Wentworth, later gave a library case for the books and gave largely from her own library.
  In all respects Anne McNeil Wentworth was a help-meet for him. Mrs Wentworth survived her noble husband and, gracefully and touchingly, completed the great act of his life.
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Hon Tappan Wentworth's Timeline

1802
February 24, 1802
Dover, NH, USA
1842
January 2, 1842
Age 39
Lowell, MA, USA
1843
October 12, 1843
Age 41
Lowell, MA, USA
1875
June 12, 1875
Age 73
Lowell, MA, USA
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Lowell, MA, USA