Biography of George A. Preble
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George A. Preble was the last representative of the main line of the ancient Preble family. Among his ancestors were Ebenezer and Jonathan Preble, who were noted among the early settlers of ancient Georgetown, whose home was a block house so well historically known as located at the head of Arrowsic Island, and where the Rev. Robert Gutch purchased at a very early day. George A. was a grandson of the Preble, who was one of the returned captives from Canada, so much noted in history, and his father was a sea captain who died when George was five years old. The farm on which he was born, and where his ancestors became the victims of Indian cruelty, passed down through natural succession, and became, in time, the possession of Captain Preble. George A. Preble commenced going to sea in his early life, and worked his way up to the command of ships, which became the business of his life, himself having a part ownership in the ships in which he sailed. He retired from the sea while in the prime of life, having his residence in Bath. He married and had two daughters, now living in Bath. He was for many years an active member of the Bath Board of Trade, a member of the Sagadahoc Historical Society, and a member of the City Government, in which capacity he did valuable service. For some years he represented Bath in the board of directors of the Knox & Lincoln Railroad. He died greatly regretted by his fellow citizens.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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