Descendants of Swan's Island's Solomon Barbour

This summary has been derived from information in Dr. H. W. Small's 'History of Swan's Island' published in 1898.
Solomon Barbour came to Swan's Island from Deer Isle in 1843, and bought the lot of land belonging to Alexander Staples. He erected the building now standing thereon, and built a store, where he traded for some years. Previous to this time he had been a successful master mariner. His wife was Harriet, daughter of Abel M. Staples. Mr. Barbour's grandfather, also Solomon Barbour, came to Deer Isle from Massachusetts in 1793. His wife was Deborah Faxon, of Braintree, who, it is said, when she was young resided for some years in the family of John Adams, President of the United States; while with the family, John Quincy Adams was an infant, of whom she had care.
For the Swan's Island Education Society
Stephen C. Joyce
5616 Purnell Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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