John Whidden Longfellow

1808–August 1884 (Age 76)
Maine, United States

The Life of John Whidden

When John Whidden Longfellow was born in 1808, in Maine, United States, his father, Jonathan Longfellow, was 33 and his mother, Margaret "Peggy" Longfellow, was 28. He married Deborah Albee on 16 September 1834, in Washington, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States in 1850. He died in August 1884, at the age of 76, and was buried in Auburn, Placer, California, United States.

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John Whidden Longfellow
Deborah Albee
Marriage: 16 September 1834
Amanda T Longfellow
John Longfellow
Angeline H Longfellow
Hannah P. Longfellow
Leonora H Longfellow
Benjamin Franklin Longfellow
Roswell H Longfellow
Reuben Kendall Longfellow
John W Longfellow

Spouse and Children

16 September 1834
Washington, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

Maine is the 23rd state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall (Middle English long ‘long’) person who was a good companion (felagh, felaw ‘partner’, ‘comrade’).

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

Sources (3)

  • John W Longfellow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Whittier Longfellow in entry for Longfellow, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Longfellow in entry for Angeline H Cleaves, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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