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Washburn

Also known as Salmon Brook; No.13 Range 3

The Aroostook River in Washburn from the Gardner Creek Road looking towards Castle Hill

Resources

List of Early Settlers

1854 Report of the Commissioners

Washburn Links

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Resources

Washburn Memorial Library, P.O. Box 175, 2 Main St. Washburn, ME  04786   207+455-4814

Salmon Brook Historical Society, P.O. Box 68, Washburn, ME  04786   207+455-5339

Washburn Town Office, 1 Main St., Washburn, ME  04786   207+455-8485

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

Location in Maine State Archives:2117-0109 Misc. Town Records Box #3 Folder #8  Vol. 7 p. 4 [ town names ] inserted by L.A.

We found only 4 families residing on these townships. Peter Bull in N12 3d Range [Mapleton], William Dalton in N13 of the same range [Washburn], Nathl. Churchill in N12 4th range [Castle Hill], and Daniel Hickey in N12 5th range [Portage]. I understood from Mr. Churchill, that several persons had made a beginning higher up on the river, intending to move their families to this place the present season from Somerset County, and that he, as well as the rest of the settlers were friendly to the survey, and were willing to purchase their land of the State whenever required.     Dec. 1826       (signed)  Joseph Norris   & Joseph C. Norris

 

Township N 13 3d Range  Located in Maine State Archives A21R19 5-5 Box 2

Statement of the quantity of land improved by each of the petitioners and the number of acres each wishes to purchase.

  

Name of Settler Year Settled # Acres Improved # Acres Wanted
George BRADLEY 1838 15 320
Nathaniel CHURCHILL 1825 15 160
William STONER 1837 10 160
William MUMFORD 1832 30 160
Joshua CHRISTY 1824 50 100
John FINNEY 1838 20 320
John FINNEY, Jr. 1839 5 160
Ralph FINNEY 1838 10 160
Wilder STATTON 1823 30 320
Ebenezer ESTEY 1835 40 160
John HICKEY 1827 50 160
Lawrence FARREL 1834 25 160
Thomas McDONALD 1838 10 160
Amos BONEY 1839 10 160
Reuben BEEN 1832 15 160
Samuel HOLMES 1832 18 160
Isaac WILDER 1839 10 320
 

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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 Township No.13, Range 3, pages 6,7

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
  Peter Bull 8 That part of Bull's Island which lies in township No. 13
5,5 Job Churchill 77 Including that part of Mumford's Island which lies in No.13
5,7 Joshua Christe 27  
4,5 Jeremiah Crouse 36 Including Island No. 8
4,6 Stephen Harris 72  
3,5 Heirs of John Hickey 124 Including Island No.7
2,1 & 3,7 Ebenezer Esty 140 Including Islands Nos. 5 & 6
7,2 & 13,9 Wilder Stratton 130 Including Island No. 1
3,3 Ebenezer Esty 32  

3,2

William & Chas. Bull

 

Daniel Esty

15

 

27

Described in deed J. F. Currier to W. & C. Bull

The remainder of said lot

3,8 Heirs of John Hickey 16  
4,1 J. & A. & G. Crouse 130  
5,3 James Easler 81,50  
5,2 Unknown 50  

 

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 Township No. 13, Range 3   pages 20,21

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
5, 6 William Clark 51  
8, 5 Thomas Brennan 75  
8, 5 Thomas Linton 122  
7, 4 Samuel Bugbee 151  

7, 5

Isaac Pelky

135

 

7, 6

John Porter

110

 

7, 7

John Porter

96,50

 

13, 8

19, 1

Charles Simpson

74

 

13, 6

14, 6

Isaac Wilder

132

 

7, 1

8, 3

Charles Wilder

36

 

8, 2

Nathaniel Blake

162,60

 

8, 1

Thomas McDonald

165

 

3, 4

9, 2

Robert Porter

94

 

4, 2

Jeremiah Abram &

Gould Crouse

134,50

 

5, 4

J. A. & G. Crouse

122

 

5, 1

6, 1

Nathaniel Churchill

96

 

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Washburn Links

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

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