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Fessenden and Barrows Family genealogy (M218)

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Title:
Fessenden and Barrows Family genealogy
Creator:
Fessenden family
ID:
M218
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1862-1940
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1940, undated
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
This collection contains letters, clippings, lists, drafts, and other materials relating to the genealogical history and family affairs of the Fessenden and Barrows familes.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citations:

Fessenden and Barrows Family Genealogy, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

The Fessenden family is a prominent political family that can trace its lineage in America back to John Fessenden's immigration from England circa 1665. The lineage is well-known and recorded for many centuries before this date. Notable members of the family include William Pitt Fessenden, Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Fessenden, who served in Massachusetts Legislature. Several children of William Pitt Fessenden served in the American Civil War with at least one dying in combat and others recieving serious injuries. The Barrows family claims descent from John Barrows, who emigrated to the United States from England in 1637. Although not as prominent as the Fessendens, members of the Barrows family served in the Maine Legislature and were active in their communities. The Fessenden and Barrows families were married together in 1812 through Mary Fessenden and William Barrows. The couple had four children. For more information on the Fessenden family and the Barrows' relation to that family, see Fessenden Family in America by Edward Allen Fessenden.

This collection contains letters, clippings, lists, drafts, and other materials relating to the genealogical history and family affairs of the Fessenden and Barrows familes. A large portion of the collection contains correspondence seeking information on family history.

Arranged chronologically.

1862-1933

Box 1 Folder 1

1864-1940

Box 1 Folder 2

1876-1913

Box 1 Folder 3

1908-1931

Box 1 Folder 4

1914-1940

Box 1 Folder 5

Undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Undated

Box 1 Folder 7
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