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The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

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The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775

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The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775 / Maine Historical Society

Stephen Longfellow II permanently moved to his Gorham land in 1775 after his Falmouth (Portland) home on Fore Street was destroyed by the British Captain Henry Mowatt on October 18 during the American Revolution. Coming to Gorham with his father was twenty-five-year-old Stephen Longfellow III.

 

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