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Joseph McLellan

From the American Revolution to the mid 19th century, the McLellan family played important parts in the commercial development of Maine. The first great family enterprise was founded at Portland by Captain Joseph McLellan Sr. (1732-1820) and lasted until the Embargo of 1807. As the Portland business collapsed, the standard was taken up by General James McLellan (1777-1854) at Bath. One of the most curious McLellans, and certainly the family maverick, was Captain Joseph McLellan, Jr. (1762-1844), of Portland, Gray and Brunswick.

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