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Name: McLellan, Jacob, Captain (1807-1888)

Historical Note:

Captain Jacob McLellan was born to William and Ann McLellan on November 4, 1807 in Portland, Maine. He married Sally Motley Weeks in 1832; she died on August 5, 1833 in Portland at the age of 26. Captain McLellan later married Mary J. Isley on April 12, 1837 in Portland. They had children Henry J., Elizabeth R., E. S. Erving, Anna C., R. Talbot and William.  They lived at 31 Danforth Street in 1846, 38 Danforth Street in 1852 and 94 Danforth Street in 1877 at Portland, Maine.      

Captain McLellan was a shipmaster by 1834. At this time, he worked for William McLellan a shipmaster who lived on the corner of Danforth and High.  Captain Jacob McLellan mastered the Argo (Bark), Henrietta (Brig), Attica (Bark), Grecian (Ship), George Turner (Ship) and the Portland (Ship). He was co-owner of the George Turner (Ship) with William Woodbury, Jacob McLellan, Henry Weeks and Oliver Silsby. Captain McLellan was also a shipping agent for the George Turner (Ship). Moreover, he was a merchant and the president of the Merchant’s Bank at 34 Exchange Street. Captain McLellan died on April 10, 1888 of old age in Portland.

Sources: 1. http://searchancestry.com. On-line source, 22 June 2012 and 25 June 2012.

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