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Masardis & Oxbow

Masardis was also known as No.10 Range 5; Oxbow was T10 Range 6.

    

The Aroostook River in Masardis during a heavy downpour.

   

The Aroostook River at the Oxbow. 

Resources

List of Early Settlers

1854 Report of the Commissioners

Masardis & Oxbow Links

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Resources 

Masardis Town Office, School St., Masardis, ME  04759   207+435-2841

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List of Early Settlers from Land Office Field Notes at Maine State Archives

Location in Maine State Archives: 2117-0105 Box 3 Misc. Town Records 

Township No. 9 5th Range, on the Aroostook River between Masardis & Oxbow. 

There are on this Township the following settlers who are desirous of obtaining their lots as soon as the same is surveyed viz.

John MATHISON George SAWYER
Charles SIGOURNEY George CUSHING
George E. INMAN Richard MADDOSE?

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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.]

In Masardis

Purchasers from the State, of lots improved before August 9, 1836, pages 9,10

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
9

9

19

28

Sarah E. Clayton

Eliza Sawyer

Charles W. Clayton

Lydia Sutherland

40

33

120

123

These lots were conveyed to Alexander Woodward, Dec. 13, 1847, under resolve of July 3, 1847. $368,69 had been paid in road work, on account of said lots; Nov. 16, 1852, lots 8, 12, 14, and 15, in Masardis, were conveyed to said Woodward,  under resolve of Aptil 3, 1852, for said sum of $368,69, done in labor on the roads in Masardis.
67 Amasa Goding 62 Conveyed Dec. 13, 1847, under resolve of July 3, 1847. $24,25 were paid on the notes before said conveyance was made.
68

69

Samuel Leavett

Samuel Leavett

140

193

By resolve April 20, 1854, the Land Agent is authorized to convey other lands, in consideration of $147,38 paid on the notes given for said lots.
70 Isaac Hacker 170 Conveyed to Leonard Jones, Oct. 3, 1850, under resolve of July 3, 1847.
73 William Cowperthwait 190 By resolve April 18, 1854, the Land Agent is authorized to convey other lands, in consideration of $91,50 paid on this lot.
74 Sanford Noble 190 By resolve April 18, 1854, the Land Agent is authorized to convey other lands, in consideration of $144,54 paid on this lot.

In Masardis page 13

"We have examined the claims of persons under said treaty, to lands possessed and improved by them, or those under whom they claim, prior to the date of the treaty but whose possession and improvement had not been commenced six years previous thereto, which lands were purchased or contracted for before the date of the treaty, and have set off to the persons whose names are here underwritten, tne following described lots:"

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
2 Stephen P. Hewes 214 East and West division
3 Stephen P. Hewes 209 East and West division
6 John Knowlan 198 East and West division
7 Jonathan Chase 170  
11 Hugh McGilvery 122  
12 Unknown 143  
14 Unknown 159  
15 Unknown 166  
16 Eliza Sawyer 174  
17 Jesse C. Broadstreet 116  
18 Caroline P. Hewes 100  
27 Sanford Noble 75 18 Acres morrtgaged to Isaac Hacker
29 John Wessenger 125  
30 William P. Goding 109  
31 Samuel Leavett 30  
32 Samuel Leavett 25  
33 Amasa Goding 22  
34 William Fitzgerald 15  
54 William Cowperthwait 135  
55 Amasa Goding 134  
59 Sanfield Reed 150 Except 1/4 acre in S.W. corner conveyed to Isaac Hacker
61 William Fitzgerald 148  
71 Homan Bragg 188 Subject to a mortgage to Jeremiah Swan
72 Homan Bragg 166  
75 John Dean 125  
80 Jesse C. Broadstreet 140  

In Township No.9, Range 6  (Oxbow), pages 15,16

Lots purchased or contracted for, and improved before August 9, 1842

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
7 William Botting 121,50  
12 Elias H. Hayden 140,10  
14 Samuel Hayden 151,32  

15

Samuel & Elias Hayden, 

Isaac B. Smith

 

236,40

162

 

 

Being the East half of Section No. 17

31

Samuel Hayden

John Winn

 

152,96

164,41

 

 

Being the North-West quarter of Section No. 28

Lots granted to encourage the erection of Mills, improved before August 19, 1842

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
9 John Winn 136  
10 John Winn 141,50  
26 John Winn 137,25  
27 John Winn 149,87  

 

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 Masardis, page 22

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
13 Eben P. Trafton 158  
26 Ambrose Palmer 109  
39 William Fitzgerald 113  
41 Solomon Brown 159  
42 Same 144  
43 do 159  
53 William P. Goding 182  

In Township No.9, Range 6  (Oxbow)  page 22

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
2 Thomas Goss, Jr. 171  

13

Isaac B. Smith

John N. Winslow

74,10

74,10

East half

West half

29 John N. Winslow 144,69  
30 John N. Winslow 149,87  

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Masardis & Oxbow Links

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

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

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