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Wadsworth Longfellow Genealogy

F.A. Longfellow and sons, ca. 1849

Wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fannie, with sons Charles and Ernest, ca. 1849

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's ancestors include five passengers of the Mayflower, which landed at Plymouth in 1620, among them John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who he wrote about in "The Courtship of Miles Standish," as well as William Brewster, Richard Warren, and Henry Samson. The first Wadsworth in the New World was Christopher, who arrived here from Yorkshire, England in 1632. The first Longfellow, also from Yorkshire, landed in 1676.

Ancestry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (PDF)

Stephen Longfellow's family (PDF)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's family (PDF)

NOTE: The above information was compiled from various primary and secondary source materials. The Library staff generated the charts, but no additional attempts to verify the accuracy of the sources was made. The information presented here is intended to act as a guideline to the genealogy of the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. To further verify the accuracy of the dated materials for scholarship and/or documentation, please visit the library for primary source options.