Biography of Edward A. Mansfield

Edward A. Mansfield was for many years a leading business man of Jonesport, Washington County. Born in Portland, Maine, August 6, 1817, he was a son of Henry and Thankful (Bibber) Mansfield, who were respectively natives of Salem, Massachusetts, and Cumberland, Maine. In early life he was engaged in running a trading schooner. He first came to Jonesport in 1834. Here he met and on the first day of October, 1836, married Lois Sawyer. Thereupon he settled in Jonesport and engaged in trade. He was also interested in ship-building and repairing sailing craft. His energy and industry, coupled with his …

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