Pages 174-175 of the Biographical Review
"J. HERVEY PENDLETON,
a lifelong resident and one of the oldest farmers of Searsport, was
born here, January 13, 1819, a son of
and ANN (Park) PENDLETON. His grandfather,
PELEG PENDLETON, who was a native of Stonington, Conn., after
spending his early life on the sea, came to Searsport, and there took up a
tract of land. There were then but few settlers here and practically no
roads, the Indians still retaining possession. He came first in the fall of
the year with one son, whom he left. On his return in the spring the son
was missing, and was never afterward heard from. He settled on the shore at
what is known as the old Pendleton homestead, and lived there the rest of
his days. To him and Ann (Park) Pendleton, his wife, seven children were
born. Four of his sons - Green, William, Joseph,
and Phineas - married and had families. He lived to the age of
"Green Pendleton, the
eldest of the four sons of Peleg, above named, was but ten years old when
brought from Stonington to Searsport by his parents. After availing himself
of such educational privileges as the district school of that time afforded,
he shipped as a hand on a coasting-vessel. Afterward he settled on the farm
now owned and occupied by his son, where he lived until his death, when
eighty-eight years of age. He was a member of the Congregational church.
His wife, Ann, was a daughter of John Park,
of Connecticut. They had nine children, respectively named:
Nancy, Abigail, Catherine, Green, John, Benjamin,
Charles, Christopher, and J. Hervey. The mother was forty-two
years old when she died.
"J. Hervey Pendleton,
the youngest and only surviving child of his parents, has always lived on
the old homestead farm, conforming to his father's wish in this, his older
brothers having all chosen a seafaring life. After completing his education
he assisted his father in the work of the farm, and at his parents' death
succeeded to the estate. He served in the Aroostook War. First a Whig and
later a Republican, he cast his first Presidential vote for William Henry
Harrison in 1840. On December 12, 1841, Mr. Pendleton was joined in
marriage with Esther Pendleton, the
daughter of Phineas and Nancy (Gilmore) Pendleton.
Her father died in his ninety-third year, and her mother was eighty-four
years old at the time of her death.
Pendleton and his wife have two sons and two daughters; namely,
Emily J., Frank I., James N., and Prudence G.
J., the widow of O. U. Beach,
has five children -
James H., Frank I., E.
Prudence, George A., and Esther M. Frank I. married
Ella Erskine, who died leaving him with one
son, Irving E.; James married
Florence Ferguson, of Hampden.
"Prudence is the wife
of Selwin McGilvey, and has four
children - Katherine W., Hervey P., Wilfred N., and
Olivia M. "
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