Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eliphalet Haskell Portrait

Eliphalet Haskell was b. 3 Jun 1753, Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appears in the town records of New Gloucester, Cumberland County, District of Maine circa 1776. He married Mary Woodman on 12 Dec 1775. Eliphalet and Mary had 13 children, all born in New Gloucester, Maine. He died 7 Dec 1833 in New Gloucester, Maine, age 80, and is buried in the Lower Cemetery on Gloucester Hill Road. Portraits of Eliphalet and Mary have been handed down through the family and I currently have them hung at my home. Based on my grandmother's notes, these portraits were painted by an "itinerant artist, probably about 1800". I will share Mary's portrait in a later post.

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell

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