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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Family Time Line

John Whidden Longfellow
1808–1884
Deborah Albee
1813–1891
Marriage: 16 September 1834
Amanda T Longfellow
1834–1911
John Longfellow
1847–1877
Angeline H Longfellow
1836–1912
Hannah P. Longfellow
1838–1870
Leonora H Longfellow
1840–1842
Benjamin Franklin Longfellow
1841–1862
Roswell H Longfellow
1844–1844
Reuben Kendall Longfellow
1846–1862
John W Longfellow
1849–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 September 1834
Washington, Maine, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1820

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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