December 9, 2007
From The History of Augusta...
by James W. North, Clapp and North, Augusta ME, 1870
JOHN H. HARTWELL of Augusta, was a son of Capt. John Hartwell of Lincoln, Mass., an officer in the Revolutionary War. His mother was Hepsibah Brooks, sister of William Brooks. He came from Lincoln to Augusta and served as clerk in his uncle William's store and married his daughter Eliza. Afterwards he was in business with Dea. John Eveleth, under the name of Eveleth & Hartwell; was an auctioneer for some years, indeed the first who pursued that business in Augusta for any considerable length of time. He was an agent in erecting the Insane Hospital in 1837. Lived upon the William Brooks farm, and devoted himself to its cultivation during the last years of his life. He m. May 13, 1810, Eliza Brooks, only child of William Brooks. He d. Mar. 6, 1849, aged 70 years. She d. Apr. 23, 1864, aged 74 years.
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