Captain Green Pendleton: 1774 -1863, 89 years
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Born June 21, 1774, Green Pendleton moved to Searsport from Westerly, Rhode Island where he was born. He was just 10 years old when he moved with his father, Peleg. Possessing a powerful physique and "of much natural dignity of bearing," Green went to sea at a young age, and ultimately rose to command the Sloop Endeavor, and the Schooners Independence and Ceres between 1816 and 1829.
In 1795 at age 20 he married his 18 year old first cousin, Ann Park. Following the birth of their first child, Nancy, he purchased the land where his home, "Fairwinds," now stands from William Taylor of Boston for $5.00. Nancy was followed by daughters Abigail and Catherine. Then his sons were born.
Captain Green Pendleton's five eldest sons all became Master Mariners who, in the days of American sailing ships, carried our flag throughout the seven seas. Two didn't return from voyages. Green, Jr., and Benjamin. Charles and Christopher returned. John died at sea. Charles later died in Havana.
Capt. Green Pendleton's youngest son, James Hervey Pendleton, complied with his father's wishes, and stayed ashore to farm instead of following the seas as others had done. James farmed the land and succeeded to the estate upon his father's death in 1863. Fairwinds is now a welcoming Bed and Breakfast located at 428 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine. NOTE: Daughter Nancy Pendleton likely married a James Stowers instead of William Nichols. William Nichols' wife appears to be a Nancy Pendleton born in early 1800s.
From Brian Pendleton
and his descendants, 1599-1910:
Capt. Green Pendleton died at the age of 88. Nice longevity!
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