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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of Hon. Albert M. Nash

Hon. Albert M. Nash, who was formerly State Senator from Washington County and a merchant of Harrington, was born in this town on the fifteenth day of April, 1833, son of Stillman W. and Melissa W. Nash. The grandfather, Uriah Nash, who built the first mill, was engaged in farming, and with his half-brother, Isaiah Nash, was one of the first two settlers in Harrington. He died here at an advanced age. Stillman Nash, born here on May 31, 1809, died on May 22, 1880. He was interested in various enterprises, including ship-building, tanning, and the manufacture of boots and …

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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of Captain Edward Wallace Shackford

Captain Edward Wallace Shackford, a well-known shipmaster of Harrington, Washington County, was born in Eastport, April 14, 1840, son of Captain William and Mary C. (Lincoln) Shackford. He is a descendant of William and Deborah Shackford, of Dover, New Hampshire. The grandfather, Captain John Shackford, born in Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1753, was the first settler in Eastport, locating there in 1783. He had previously served in the Revolutionary War. As the town advanced in importance, he became one of its prominent business men and the owner of several vessels. He died in Eastport, December 25, 1840, aged eighty-seven years. Shackford’s …

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