Wednesday, December 22, 2021
1876 Invoice from The Princeton Woolen Mills in Princeton, Maine, to Messrs S. W. Pope of "Machias"
Invoice dated 19 September 1876 from the Princeton Woolen Mills in Princeton, Maine, to Messrs S. W. Pope in "Machias", Maine.
The reverse features the name Leonard Peabody (1821-1886), a New Hampshire native, who built The Princeton Woolen Mills in 1863.
Leonard's parents, Stephen Peabody, Jr., (1773-1851) and Nancy Leonard (Smith) Peabody (1785-1856) had moved to Bucksport, Maine by 1810; moved briefly to New Hampshire, where Leonard was born; and then moved permanently to Bucksport.
In 1852, Leonard Peabody married Mary Hill Todd, daughter of the influential William Todd, Jr. (1803-1873) and Clarissa (Hill) Todd (1806-1861).
S. W. Pope was a lumbering firm that had started out as William Pope & Sons, founded by William Pope (1787-1864); then became S. W. Pope, presumably for Samuel Warren Pope (1815-1862); and, finally, J. O. Pope & Company, presumably for James Otis Pope (1822-1893). Samuel Warren Pope married Betsey Jones Talbot, from another influential lumbering family in the area.
Read about the Pope family in A History of the Dorchester Pope Family, 1634-1888, With Sketches of Other Popes in England and America, and Notes Upon Several Intermarrying Families, published in 1888 by Charles Henry Pope.
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