Silas Adams



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The History of the Town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912

by Silas Adams

Fairfield Publishing Company, Fairfield, Maine, 1912.

Contents: Ch.I - The Early Settlement - Land Disputes between Rival Co.'s - Fort Richmond / Ch. II - Building of Mills in Town - Organization of Town - First Town Meetings - Attempt to Set Off Cathance Point from Bowdoinham - Town Furnish Preachers / Ch. III - Organization and Names of the Different Churches in Town / Ch. IV - Voting Places Previous to 1800 - Laying out and Building Roads - Legal Documents and Transfers about 1810 - Specimen Account of those Days / Ch. V - Lists of Buildings and their Uses at Cathance Landing about 1810 - Settlement and Road Building / Ch. VI - History of the Schools in Bowdoinham / Ch. VII - Vessels Built in Bowdoinham from 1768 to the Present Time / Ch. VIII - Religious Character of the People of Bowdoinham / Ch. IX - The Revolutionary War Period / Ch. X - The War of 1812 to 1815 / Ch. XI - Qualification of Voters - Separation of the State from Massachusetts - Doctors - From the Early Settlement to the Present Time / Ch. XII - Officials of the Town from the Organization to the Present - Eminent Men - Postmasters - Custom and Habits of the People / Ch. XIII - The Civil War of 1861 to 1865 / Ch. XIV - How Richmond was Settled and Improved - Christopher Lawson's Purchase - Fort Richmond Its Location and Purpose - A Battle with the Indians near the Ferry - Capt. Sam'l Goodwin relieved a Beleaguered Garrison - The Beginning of a Famous School System - Solid Citizens Gave the Town a Good Sendoff - Hard Times and High Prices - The Increase in Population - A Healthy Child That Bowdoinham Should Be Proud of / Ch. XV - Population and Growth of the Town - Destructive Fire in the Village in 1902 / Ch. XVI - The Weston Family - Molasses Creek - Organization of State Militia in 1828 - Business Men of the Village in 1850 - Blacksmiths in Bowdoinham - Representatives to the Legislature / Ch. XVII - Hotels - Telegraphs - Ice Business - Old Cemeteries - Railroads - Village Bank - Bequests to the Town - New High School Building / Ch. XVIII - History of the Different Secret Societies in Bowdoinham / Ch. XIX - The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Organization of the Town - Conclusions / Illustrations

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Fairfield Publishing Company


Fairfield, Maine


Bowdoinham (Me.), History, Maine Towns, Towns, Towns Records, Genealogy, Maine Families


Genealogy | History | History of Religion | Social History | United States History


USM Libraries Gorham stacks: F 29 .B792 A2

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The History of the Town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912



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