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Early Settlers of the Aroostook River Valley

 

"The settlers of this sections have been peculiarly situated - they are nearly insulated from the rest of the community. They have not enjoyed the benefit of any legal magistracy, nor the advantage of any internal intercourse, being surrounded by wilderness, except by the circuitous course of the Aroostook. The connections of these people have been necessarily with that river, where they have sought a market or conveyance for their produce, and whence they have been obliged to derive their supplies. "     from a report by Charles H. Davis, Esq., 31 January 1828

I'm interested in the earliest settlers of the Aroostook River Valley, 1820-1840. If you have information on any of these early settlers, please contact me - I'll be glad to exchange information with you. This isn't a complete list. I have more to add and I hope you will tell me of names that should be added. So far, I've tried to list those who arrived by 1830, with a few exceptions. I compiled this list of names from the Settlers' Lists at the Maine State Archives,Surveys by Joseph Norris, the 1830 Censusthe Deane-Kavanagh Report of 1831, Survey by E. Holmes, Coffin's Journal. Many more came in the next few years and will be added later. I realize that not all of these people were "settlers". Some of them may have died soon after arriving and some of them undoubtedly moved on. I'm still trying to sort them out. If you have information about any of them, I'd like to hear from you.

Thomas AMSDEN

Ferdinand ARMSTRONG

James ARMSTRONG

Joseph ARNOLD

John AYRES

John BECKWITH

Thomas BECKWITH

John BENJAMIN

William BISHOP

Frederick BOLSTRIDGE

Moses BONEY

George BRADLEY

Henry BRADLEY

John BRADLEY

Oliver BRADLEY*(see VR page)

Elias BROWN  (see VR page)

Solomon BROWN

William BROWN

Charles BUBAR

David BUBAR

John BUBAR

Nathaniel BUBAR *(see VR page)

William BUBAR

Peter BULL

Charles BUTLER

Anthony CANE

James CAMPBELL

Veranes CHANDLER

Joshua CHRISTY

Nathaniel CHURCHILL

Alexander COCHRAN

Artemus COFFIN

Patrick CONLEY

David COOK

James CURRIER

William DALTON

Gabriel DAVENPORT

Joseph DAVENPORT

Samuel DAVENPORT

William DAVENPORT

Nicholas DEAN

James DENNISON

David DOODY

John DORSEY

Alec DOWNEY

Margaret DOYLE

William ELLIOTT

Ebenezer ESTY

Job EVERETT

Dennis FAIRBANKS

Lorenzo FARREL

George FIELDS

Thomas FIELDS

William FIELDS

John FINNEY

Ralph FINNEY

James FITZHERBERT

Peter FOWLER

David FREEMAN

Bela GARDNER

Nathaniel GARDNER

Samuel GARDNER

George GILLILAND

Thomas GOSS

Justus GRAY

Thomas GUBBIN

Dennis HALE

Henry HAMILTON

Charles HARMON *

Amos HEALD

Daniel HICKEY

John HICKEY

Thomas HOBART

Samuel HOLMES

Richard HOOKS

Nehemiah HOOPER

Elijah HUNTER *(see VR page)

Charles JOHNSON

Lewis JOHNSON

William JOHNSON

Laurence KELLEY *

Patrick KELLEY

James KIAH

John KNOWLES

William LOVELY

George MANSUR

Thomas McDONALD

Alexander McDOUGAL

Peter McDOUGAL

Barnand McLAUGHLIN

Daniel McLAUGHLIN

James McNELLY

Andrew McRAE

William McRAE

James MILLS

Isaac MORRIS

Nathaniel MUMFORD

William MUMFORD

Collingwood MURPHY

Thomas NEALE

David NICKOLS

James NICKOLS

Thomas NOONEY

Ebenezer OAKS

Jonathan OAKS

John OWENS

Noah PANGBURN

Jonathan PARKER

Jonathan PARKS *

Cyrus POMROY

James POWERS

William PYLES

Jonathan RAFFORD

John RAYMOND

Thomas ROGERS

Jonathan RUSSELL

Michael RUSSELL

Stephen SANDS *

Andrew SCOTT

Seth STEWARD

William STONER

Dennis SUGHRUE

Thomas TEELING

Issac THOMAS

Leonard THOMAS

William THOMPSON

Ammi TRUE

Joseph WALKER

Charles WALTON

Samuel WHITMORE

John WHITTIER *

Isaac WILDER

John N. WINSLOW

* Ancestors of Linda Allen, developer of this site.

 

For more information about the settling of Aroostook, read the book,

 The First Sixty Years, by Clarence Day

 

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