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Hartford, Maine History
by Wilbur A. Libby (1985)
Photocopy of author's original typed manuscript placed into a binder and presented to the USM Gorham Library in 1985. A collection of the author's recollections and writings on local history and genealogy, along with copies of maps, photographs, census pages and news items.
Contents: 1607 Settlement failed-conquest - England, France & Indians / The Pilgrims and what happened to them / Passengers on "Anne" "Little James" & "Fortune" / Earliest Settlers, 21 in both Towns / Petitions to Mass. for land grant (15) / Samuel Butterfield's first trip to this area / John Thompson's life after coming here in 1621 - William Thompson, Isaac Thompson, Oakes Thompson, Cyrus Thompson, Asa Thompson not of same family / Original distribution of lands / Schools / Cemeteries / Church / First Town Meeting / Veterans Aroostock war to WW 2, Korea and Vietnam / Town Hall and Herse / Early Cabins / Sheep and Cattle / Early Mills / Early Mail / Robinson Libraries / Early Roads / Ferry Boats / Ox Yokes / Brick Yard / Brick House and remodled Tyler Corner Schoolhouse / Laommi Baldwin Apples / Carloads of apples shipped from Hartford / Old Merrill House, Lovey Bryant family / Agricultural products, census 1800-1970, Corn Shop / Newton, Thurlow and McIntire Houses / Old and new Town Halls - Sign over door / Tannery, Shops, Cold Spring Co. Salt box factory / Ancient and Indian names of Towns / Gun, snowshoes & Bear Trap / 25 cent Hunting license, 1897 Hunting Laws / Cutting Ice / Reaper or Cradle - old tools -Ice saw etc. / Rail Road / Stores / Bear Mt. Lookout / Capt. James Libby / Vital Statistics from Town Reports, Births & Marriages / Hartford 1880 census by Moses Alley / Marriages performed by Moses Alley, Justice of Peace
Registers of Births, Harford Maine History, Town Histories, Census, Town Records, Births, Marriages, Butterfield, Hartford, Sumner, Vital Records
Genealogy | History | Other American Studies | Other History | United States History
Libby, Wilbur A., "Hartford, Maine History" (1985). Maine Collection. 119.
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