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MEMOIR OF RUFUS GEORGE FREDERICK CANDAGE,
ESQUIRE, OF (BLUE HILL,) BROOKLINE, MASS.
Son of Samuel Roundy, and Phebe Ware (Parker) Candage ; was born in Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, July 28, 1826. James Candage, his great-grandfather, went to Blue Hill from Massachusetts ir 1766, being one of the early settlers of the town. James Candage, Jr., bis grandfather, born in Massachusetts, May 9, 1753, went to Blue Hill with his father's family, and there in 1775 he married Hannah Roundy, daughter of John Roundy, one of the two (he and Joseph Wood) who first settled the town. She was born in Beverly, Mass., August 4, 1753, removed to Blue Hill in 1763 and there died March 12, 1851, at the age of nearly ninety-eight years. Samuel Roundy Candage, the father of the subject of this sketch, was the eldest son of James, Jr., and Hannah Roundy, born at Blue Hill, Me., January 15, 1781 ; died in the town where he was born, December 23, 1852. He had twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, the only one now living being the one who is the subject of this article.
The family name is an old and honored one in England, dating back to the days of William the Conqueror and has had various spellings, Cavendish, Candish and Candage, custom in this country finally settling upon the latter.
Mr. Candage passed bis childhood upon his father's farm at Blue Hill Falls, and in the saw-mill pear at hand. Attendance upon the town school, with two terins at the Blue Hill Academy,