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Whittier-land

A Handbook of North Essex By:
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Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard, of the Portland Transcript, friend and s biographer of the
poet Whittier, was born in Rowley, Mass., March 1, 1828. His parents were Samuel
and Sarah (Coffin) Pickard. His father, also a native of Rowley, born March 7,
1793, in early man hood was a teacher. Removing to Lewiston,Me., in 1832, to
become the Treasurer of the Lewiston Manufacturing Company, he held that
position for forty years. At one time he owned the whole of the land on which
the company's factories were afterward built. An early abolitionist, in politics
he affiliated with the old Liberty party. Before coming to Maine he had served
as Representative from Rowley to the State legislature. He died November 9,
1872, aged seventy-nine years. Mr. Samuel Pickard was twice married. His wife
Sarah, the mother of Samuel T., was a daughter of Joseph Coffin, of Newburyport
,a descendant of Tristram Coffin, who came from Devonshire, England, to this
country in 1642, and was in Newbury, Mass., in 1648. The Coffin homestead on
High Street, Newburyport, was built by his son Tristram, Jr., in 1655.

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