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York County, Maine
History & Genealogy
 

Biographies
A
HISTORY
OF THE
FIRST Century
OF THE TOWN OF
PARSONSFIELD, MAINE


INCORPORATED AUG. 29 1785
AND
CELEBRATED WITH IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES,
NORTH PARSONSFIELD,
AUGUST 29, 1885.
PORTLAND, ME.
BROWN THURSTON & COMPANY
1888

GENERAL INDEX

Dedication I
Preface V
List of Illustrations XI

PART I.
 
Introduction 1-4
Programme 5-8
Address of Welcome,
  - by J. W. Dearborn, M. D.
13
Oration,
  - By Hon. James W. Bradbury
14-25
Agriculture of Parsonsfield,
  - By John Tuck
26-34
Schools of Parsonsfield,
  - By Horace Piper, A.M., LL. B.
36-56
College Graduates,
  - By Rev. Joseph Ricker, D.D.,
57-72
Progress of Physics for a Century,
  - By Prof. C. F. Brackett, A.M., M.D., LL.D,
73-125
Centennial Poem,
  - By Mrs. Issdore Merrill,
126
Lawyers of Parsonfield,
  - By P. W. McIntyre, Esq.,
127-133
Physicians of Parsonsfield,
  - By J. W. Dearborn, M.D.,
134-158
Minerals of Parsonsfield,
  - By H. L. Staples, A.M. M.D.,
159
Parsonsfield Seminary and Its Students,
  - By Prof. G. H. Ricker
160-162
Progress of Christianity for a Century (Sermon)
  - By Rev. R. H. Conwell,
165-173


PART II.  HISTORY

 
CHAP. I -
 - Geography
 - Indians
 - Early Titles
 - Shapleigh Proprietors
 - Hunters and Trappers
 - Wild Animals
 - Early Home, etc.
174-181
CHAP. II. -
 - Names and Locations
 - Address of H. G. O. Smith
 - Residents 1785
 - Incidents
 - Early Records
 - Petition For, and Act of Incorporation
182-192
CHAP. III -
 - Prospect
 - Houses
 - Food
 - Transportation
 - Roads
 - Improvements
 - Crops and Business
193-200
CHAP. IV. -
 
- Town Business
 - Taxation
 - Census Returns,
201-206
CHAP. V. -
 - Light and Heat
 - Drinking Customs
 - Coming and Going
 - Horses and Cows
 - Progress
207-212
CHAP. VI -
 - Churches and Ministers
213-224
CHAP. VII. -
 - Survey
 - Plan
 - Military
 - Poor
 - Political
225-231
CHAP. VIII. -
 - Rambles about Town,
232-238

PART III. - PERSONAL SKETCHES (See Biographical Index)
240-364
PART IV. - GENEALOGIES (See Biographical Index) 365-413
PART V. - MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  
 - Letter of Lauriston W. Small 415
 - Deed of Capt. Sandy to Francis Small - Act of Incorporation 416
 - Call for First Town Meeting 418
 - Extracts from Records 419
 - List of Selectmen from Organization of Town till the Present 420
 - Names of S. S. Committee since 1820 422
 - List of Native Teachers 423
 - List of Names of Town Clerks for a Century 427
 - List of Names of Delegates and Representatives for a century 428
 - Senators, County Treasurer and County Commissioners 432
 - Poets of Parsonfield 437
 - Genealogies and Personal Sketches (See Biographical Index) 450-464
 - Family of Thomas Parson (See Biographical Index) 464
 - Acknowledgements 470
 - List of Contributors - Expenses, etc., 472
 - Index 475
 

 

 

 

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