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Samuel Longfellow, I

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Hampton, NH
Death: February 3, 1834 (78)
Palermo, Maine
Place of Burial: Palermo, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Longfellow, II and Susan Longfellow
Husband of Mary Longfellow
Father of Sarah Turner; Lucy Erskine; Mary Fuller; Samuel Longfellow, II; Dearborn (infant death) Longfellow and 7 others
Brother of Lewell Longfellow; Levi Longfellow; Jacob Longfellow; Nathan Longfellow, III; Green Longfellow and 5 others

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About Samuel Longfellow, I

Samuel Longfellow born 1754 Married Mary Perkins on 03/28/1779 She was born 07/05/1759 in Kensington N.H.

Samuel Longfellow farmer, was born in 1754, in Hampton N.H.(Samuel Longfellow affidavit, signed 05/11/1818 deposed before Nathan Weston, Chief Justice, Circuit Court, Kennebec County, Eastern Circuit that he was aged sixty two years and was born in Hampton, in the state of New Hampshire) Filed as part of his pension application #24590

Elizabeth Osgood 08/28/1838, grand-daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Fogg who married Samuel Longfellow and Mary Perkins, filed as part of Mary Longfellow's Application for A widows pension, #W24590 who was born 07/05/1759, Kensington, N.H. (affidavit, Mary Longfellow, 08/20/1838, deposed she was "aged seventy nine years" the daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Blake) Perkins.

Samuel served in the Revolutionary War as A private in Colonel Enoch Poor's New Hampshire Regiment. At age 19, he served from May 1775 for 8 months in CapWinthrop Rowe's Company; and in Capt. Samuel Adam's Company, enlisting Jan. 1776 and serving 1-year, when he was honorably, but verbally discharged at Morristown, in the state of New Jersey in Jan. 1777. At age 21, he reenlisted in Jan. 1777, serving again in Capt. Adam's Company, for 2 Mons. Immediately after that enlistment he was taken sick, and remained at Morristown until after the expiration of his enlistment, having been discharged, he returned home.

Owing to the destruction of vital records in Palermo, the record is unclear when Samuel and Mary arrived in Palermo after their marriage in 1779. They probably went immediately to the great pond settlement, Lincoln County (now Palermo). Samuel appears as head of family (1-2-4-0-0) in the 1790 Census of Great Pond Settlement, living next to his brother Stephen. He was still there in 1797 when, in the probate of Samuel Waters Jr. "an Inventory by Samuel Longfellow, Amos Dennis, and George Carr, all of the Great Pond Settlement,08/25/1797 $434.20. In the 1800 census, Samuel is still at the Great Pond Settlement, as was his brother Stephen. He was A member of the First Baptist Church, Palermo, sometime during the years 1804 until his death in 1834.

He participated in the battles of Trenton and Princeton and on 05/11/1818, he applied for and received A pension for his service. Living with him were his wife Mary, age 64 years, and infirm, his daughter Olive age 23 and healthy, and daughter Salina age 16 feeble and unable to work. he was A farmer unable to work due to age and infirmity and; "from my reduced circumstances in life I am in need of assistance from my country for support" He also revealed he had slaughterd A heifer, Oct. 1822 that was killed and eaten in the family and that one calf was sold in June 1822 to pay taxes. An affidavit from his friend, Isaac Worthen of Palermo, attested to Samuel's statement of service and truthfulness. Another affidavit was by Elizabeth Osgood of Kensington, N.H., the grand-daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Fogg, former Minister of the Church in Kensington, who married Mary and Samuel. She attested to the fact that the original being now lost, "one said manuscript copy" of their marriage on 28 Mar. 1779 in the same Church, was A true copy of the original record in her possession.

Samuel died 02/03/1834, in Palermo Me. Based on Samuel's service during the Revolutionary War, Mary filed for A widows pension on 08/20/1838, at the age of 79. Her application was allowed and she received an annual pension of $63.33 She died 04/06/1849 at the age of 90 years. They are both buried in the Greely Corner Cemetery, Palermo, Me.

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Samuel Longfellow, I's Timeline

February 3, 1756
Hampton, NH
Age 16
<Palermo, Maine>
Age 18
<Palermo, , Me>
August 1781
Age 25
Palermo, Maine
Age 27
Palermo, Waldo County, Maine, United States
January 18, 1786
Age 29
Palermo, Me, USA
Age 29
December 15, 1795
Age 39
Palermo, , Maine
Age 41
<Palermo, , Maine>