Abigail Cobb Hadlock Spurling Preble, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1855
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
This ambrotype portrait captures Abigail Cobb Hadlock Spurling Preble (1808-1874) as a middle-aged woman: mother of nine and mistress of the Preble House on Great Cranberry Island during one its most active periods.
She was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Polly) Manchester Hadlock of Islesford, on Little Cranberry Island. She married William Pitt Preble (1811-1905) in 1839 after her first husband, Samuel Spurling, died at sea in 1837. As the first president of the Cranberry Isles Benevolent Sewing Circle, she secured funds for construction of the island's first church in 1866.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.