Lemuel Wentworth

Brief Life History of Lemuel

When Lemuel Wentworth was born on 1 November 1786, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lemuel Wentworth, was 32 and his mother, Susannah Whittemore, was 22. He married Dorothy Parris Kendall on 13 May 1818, in Hope, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. His occupation is listed as farmer in Hope, Knox, Maine, United States. He died on 2 September 1849, in Hope, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in East Union Cemetery, East Union, Union, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Lemuel Wentworth
Dorothy Parris Kendall
Marriage: 13 May 1818
Arthur Wentworth
Otis Wentworth
Elvira Wentworth
Cyrus Wentworth
Sanford Wentworth
Lenora Wentworth
Albion P. Wentworth
Allison Wentworth
Clifford Wentworth

Sources (7)

  • Lemuel Wentworth, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Lemuel Wintworth, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Lemuel Wentworth, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning


habitational name from Wentworth in Yorkshire. The placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Wintra + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

habitational name from Wentworth in Cambridgeshire, which has the same etymology as the placename in 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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