Biography of Andrew Tarbox
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Andrew Tarbox was a leading and influential townsman of Woolwich, who commanded Bath ships, and owned and occupied, for many years, the fine old Governor Phips estate, in that town. Late in life, Captain Tarbox purchased the Judge Groton property, on High street, in this city, and built thereon a new house, and passed his declining years in the midst of his children. Captain Tarbox was a staunch Republican through all the eighty four years of his life, and served his adopted city repeatedly in both branches of the city government.

Henry C. Tarbox was born on Phips' Point, Woolwich, December 2, 1836, and was brought up on the old Phips farm. His father, Andrew Tarbox, being a ship master, Henry C. early imbibed the attractions of a sea faring life, and, at the age of thirteen, went to sea with his father. His early education was in the district schools, but eventually he attended the academies of Pittston and Litchfield, where he obtained the rudiments of an English education and the theory of navigation. From that time on he sailed in separate ships from that of his father, serving the regular grades of seamanship to the command of bark Samuel Tarbox in 1858, commanding her six years, most of the time in the Chinch Islands trade, coming home in 1865, and remaining one year; rejoined the Tarbox, lost her in a hurricane sailing from Baltimore for Aspinwall, and was rescued after three days without food. He then commanded the ships Ataska, Alexander, bark Almira Robinson, and retired from the sea in 1884, living in Bath. On February 15, 1865, Captain Tarbox married Aramede Lemont, only daughter of Alfred Lemont, of Bath, and they have three sons and two daughters.

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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