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Caribou

Also known as Forestville Plantation; Lyndon; Eaton Grant; Eaton Plantation; Township Letter H Ranges 1 & 2; Township I Ranges 1 & 2.

 

Resources

Report of the Commissioners

Caribou Links

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Resources 

Caribou Public Library, 30 High St., Caribou, ME  04736 207+493-4214 

  http://www.caribou-public.lib.me.us/index.htm

 

Caribou Historical Society & Whittier Museum, PO Box 861, Caribou, ME  04736 

  207+ 498-2556

Nylander Museum, 393 Main St., Caribou, ME  04736   207+493-4474

Family History Library, 67 Hardison W., Caribou, ME 04736  207+492-4381

Caribou City Office, 25 High St., Caribou, ME  04736-2710   207+493-3324

Woodland Town Office, Woodland Center Rd., Caribou, ME  04736-1945   207+498-6133

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Report of the Commissioners Appointed Under Resolve of April 12, 1854 to Locate grants and determine the extent of Possessory Claims Under the Late Treaty with Great Britain Augusta: Stevens & Blaine, Printers to the State 1855

Location of Report at State of Maine Archives: Land Office Records: Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1 Archival Box 1854 Record Group Location A21R20 4-9 Box Number 1

"We have heard the statements and proofs, and have surveyed land set off by metes and bounds, to the persons whose names are here underwritten, the following described lots having been possessed and improved by them or the persons under them whom they claim, for more than six years before the date of the treaty."

[The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, the purpose of which was to settle the boundary lines between the United States and Great Britain, in this case, Maine and New Brunswick.]

from page 17:

"We have examined the claims of persons who claim to be equitably entitled to land under said treaty, by reason of possession and improvement, but whose possession had not been commenced six years before the treaty, and have determined the extent of their several claims.

Many of the settlers, on said lots, have purchased or contracted for the same, since the date of the treaty, and have thereby acquired a title to their land.

Several of these lots are located on townships the title to which is not in the State. The proprietors of said townships are willing to release their title to said lots for a reasonable compensation, or exchange the same for other lands belonging to the State.

In the record hereunto annexed, we have omitted those lots set off by the former Commissioners, under the resolves of 1844, upon the St. John River, which were not improved prior to the date of the treaty."

In the Tract Granted to General Eaton  pages 19, 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
18 Abel Humphrey 167  
22 James Walton 38  
23 Cornelius Gambeen 42,25  
29 Dennis Hale 175,75  
30 Elisha Hale 82,25  
31 James Keegan 112  

In Township H Range 2 page 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks

34

Lydia Ann Walton &

Heirs of Chas. Walton

160,56

1/2 In common

1/2 in common

35

Jesse Drew

163,55

 

39

Ivory Hardison

177,89

 

44

Ivory Hardison,

 

Oliver A. Hardison

128,74

 

52,74

All of said lot lying on the East side of the road

Remainder of said lot.

49

Ivory Hardison

199,75

 

In Township I, Range 2 page 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
1 John Cochran 122  
2 David Collins 133  
3 Alexander Cochran, Jr. 125  

"We have examined the claims of persons, under the Treaty, by reason of possession and improvements of lands lying within the township granted to the town of Plymouth, and the tract granted to General Eaton, and have surveyed and set off by metes and bounds, to the persons whose names are here underwritten, the following described lots, lying within the limits of said grants, having been possessed or improved by said persons, or those under whom they claim, for more than six years before the date of the treaty.

The title to said Lands can be procured, from the present owners of the fee, for two dollars per acre."

In the Tract Granted to General Eaton  pages 32,33

No.

Names

Acres

Value of Improve-

ments

Names of Occupants

Remarks

1

John Sands & Thos. Walton

174,50

150

Michael Keane

 

2

Same

107,50

400

John Thompson

 

3

James Shea

86,25

350

same

 

4

Robert Richards

87,50

300

Dennis Shughrue

Except one acre conveyed to Patri'k Conley

5

Dennis Shughrue

 

 

 

 

James Corkins

209,50

350

 

 

 

 

175

Same

 

 

 

 

Same

 

North part described in deed from Dennis Shughrue

6

George F. Parks

117

350

George F. Parks

 

7 Hannah Parks 135 300 Jonathan Parks  
8 David O. Parks 192 450 David O. Parks  
9 John Buber 77 375 John Buber  
10 William Buber 77 375 William Buber  
11 Charles Butler 52 300 Same  
12 Nathaniel Buber 61 200 Nathaniel Buber  
13 Jesse Patridge 54 75 Jesse Patridge Except 1 1/2 acres conveyed to Moses Grass
  Moses Glass 150   Sae 1 1/2 acres in Lot No. 13
14 Patrick Somers 79,05 250 Collingwood Murphy  
15 John Gallaugher 83 200 Same  
16 Elias Brown 69 400 Elias Brown  
17 Solomon Brown 72 450 Solomon Brown  
19 James & Edw. Doyle 43,75 400 Patrick Conley Subject to a mortgage to said Conley
20 Samuel Wark 79,25 550 Samuel Wark  
21 Lawrence Kelly 84,10 350 Lawrence Kelly  
24 James Walton 34,50 250 Robert Richards  
25 Jonah Whiteknact 68 300 Jonah Whiteknact  
26 Thomas Kelly 141,50 250 Patrick Kelly  
27 Patrick Kelly 182,35 375 Same  

28

Elizabeth Dondy

Heirs of David Dondy

78

450

David Dondy

1/2 in comm'n

1/2 in comm'n

 

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Caribou Links

The 1850 Census of Eaton Grant http://www.upperstjohn.com/1850/eaton.htm

The 1850 Census of Letter H  http://www.upperstjohn.com/1850/THR2.htm

USGS Maps:  http://docs.unh.edu/towns/CaribouMaineMapList.htm

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