Ancestors of Swan's Island's Joshua, Thomas and Moses Sadler

This summary has been derived from information in Dr. H. W. Small's "History of Swan's Island" published in 1898.
Joshua Sadler came to Swan's Island in 1834 along with his brothers, Thomas and Moses.  The Sadler family came to Maine from Gloucester, settling in Georgetown.  Joshua married Mary Crabtree, of Vinalhaven, where they lived for several years, a part of their children having been born there.  When he came to this Island, he bought the land now owned by Rodney Sadler, besides the large tract extending to the south and southwest of this place to the salt water.  This he bought of the widow of William Nutter,who was the first settler on this Island.  Mr. Nutter had built a small house where Rodney Sadler's now stands.  Mr. Sadler and his brothers divided up the land with Joshua taking the southern half including the 'Point'.   Joshua and Thomas owned a fishing vessel and came here for carrying on their business.   Joshua eventually sold his place the southern part to John Ross and the Point to Silas Hardy.  He then went to Ellsworth, where he died about the year 1864.  His wife died at Deer Isle, where she went to live with her son James.
Thomas, who took up the northern half of the tract of land, built a house near where Merrill Sadler now lives.  Just previous to his death, he built the house now owned by Rodney C. Sadler.  In 1828 he married Hannah Hunt, of Georgetown, where they had spent the first 8 years of their married life.
Moses Sadler took up the lot south of the Gotts, extending to the lot owned by his brother, Thomas, which land is now owned in part by Parker Bridges' heirs.  He built a house where Bridges' now stands.  His wife was Eunice Smith, who died in 1863, at the age of 43 years.  Mr. Sadler, Sr. left here and settled near the Mooseabec River.  After the death of his wife he married a Mrs. Dunbar.
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