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Capt. Stephenson Farm, Gorham, ca. 1900

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Capt. Stephenson Farm, Gorham, ca. 1900 / Gorham Historical Society

In 1812 or 1813 Judge Longfellow divided his estate and gave property on Lot #34 to his daughter Abigail and her husband Colonel Samuel Stephenson for their farm. Samuel was Abigail's first cousin who lost the couple's Portland home through bankruptcy incurred by his merchant family's losses due to the embargo acts of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison before the War of 1812.


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