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Name: Whitmore, Samuel, Sr. (1764-1864)

Historical Note: Samuel Whitmore, Sr., son of Joseph Whitmore (b.1755-d.1841) and Abigail Babbidge (b.1764-d.1850), was born April 29, 1794 in Deer Isle, Maine. His father, Joseph, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.1 He married Abigail H. Joyce on February 4, 1817 and they had nine children—Lemuel (b.1817-d.1875), James (b.1822-d.?), Seth Whitmore ( b.1826-d.1889), Susanna R. (b.1828-d.1861), Samuel Jr. (b.1830-d.1906), Mary Jane (b.1832-d.1913), James Joyce (b.1834-d.?), Joseph (b.1835-d.?) and William (b.1839-1870). Samuel Whitmore Sr. was engaged in trade and owned considerable vessels of which most were engaged in the fishing business.1 By 1886, Samuel Whitmore Sr.’s place of business was occupied by C. H. S. Webb.1  Before his death in 1864, he turned his business over to two of his sons (possibly Samuel Jr. and Seth or William Whitmore).  He died April 3, 1864.
Sources: 1. Hosmer (1886). An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine. Boston: Stanley and Usher.

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