Samuel 'Squire' Tarbox
Samuel Tarbox (1780-1861) became known as the Squire probably because of his wealth and stature as a business man and founding father of the Town of Westport. He was born in Litchfield, ME. In 1806, soon after marrying Mary "Polly" Brown, he bought the land on Westport from Stephen Parsons.
Samuel Tarbox’s distinguished civic service, included serving as: a Captain in the War of 1812, a member of the House of Representatives from Edgecomb in 1827, Westport's first First Selectman after its incorporation as a town in 1828, and Westport's first Postmaster in 1829.