52 Ancestors #39: Sewall Bridges Stanhope

136 years ago today [4 Nov 1878], my 2nd great-grandfather Sewall Bridges Stanhope married Annie Amelia Hayward in Edmunds, Maine. She was the daughter of George Henry Hayward and Rachel Bridges Carter. I have no idea if Annie knew, but she was a Mayflower descendant via her mother’s line, a topic for a future post.

Sewall was born in late August, 1852 in Dennysville, Maine, to Rodolphus and Charlotte (Leighton) Stanhope, one of 10 children.

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Sewall and Anna/Annie had 12 children, including my great-grandmother Bessie, over the next 28 years. They lived in Edmunds on Shore Road (which might now be S. Edmunds Rd) and his occupation was listed as Farmer or Farm laborer. Sometime between 1910 and 1920, Sewall gave up farming and moved the family to the village of Milltown in Calais, Maine and found work as a “Woodsman” at a lumber company.

He died 28 Feb 1934 at 81 years old and is buried in Dennysville, Maine.

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Sewall B Stanhope, abt 1920

 

 

This post is 39th in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge series.

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3 thoughts on “52 Ancestors #39: Sewall Bridges Stanhope

  1. I, too, am a great-great-great-granddaughter of Charlotte Anne Leighton and Rodulphus Stanhope, Jr. My great-great grandmother was Cordelia Anne Stanhope, who was married to James Stuart/Stewart, of Charlotte, QC ~ sister to Sewell, among others.

    My great-grandmother, one of Cordelia’s daughters, was Elizabeth (Eliza/Liza) Jane Stuart/Stewart. Eliza Jane Stuart married Charles Augustus Nadeau, and had three daughters ~ my grandmother and my two great-aunts.

    There is a story on when and why my great-grandmother changed the spelling of her name from Stuart to Stewart ~ I’ll tell you next time!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Sharon

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      • I, too, am a great-great-great-granddaughter of Charlotte Anne Leighton and Rodulphus Stanhope, Jr. My great-great grandmother was Cordelia Anne Stanhope, who was married to James Stuart/Stewart, of Charlotte, QC ~ sister to Sewell, among others.

        My great-grandmother, one of Cordelia’s daughters, was Elizabeth (Eliza/Liza) Jane Stuart/Stewart. Eliza Jane Stuart married Charles Augustus Nadeau, and had three daughters ~ my grandmother and my two great-aunts.

        There is a story on when and why my great-grandmother changed the spelling of her name from Stuart to Stewart ~ I’ll tell you next time!

        Wishing you all the best,
        Sharon

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