New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine, USA [new VIHN-yihd] a town in Franklin County, incorporated on February 22, 1802 from township T2 R1 WKR. It ceded land to Industry in 1815 and 1844, and to Anson in 1840. The town annexed land from Strong in 1856 to complete its modern boundaries.
Settled in 1791, many early arrivals came to escape the heavy and illegal fees imposed by land agents in the Kennebec River Valley. The name derives from the early owners of the township who were from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts... http://maineanencyclopedia.com/new-vineyard/
1854 - July 28 - Joseph Emery, lately the Postmaster at New Vineyard, has been sentenced to the State prison for ten years, for purloining letters from the mail.
The Athens Post Athens, Tennessee July 28, 1854 Added: 10/15/2014 12:03:29 PM - 1 Updated: -
1882 - February 25 - Mrs. Stewart was alone and unarmed when two tramps took forcible possession of her house, at New Vineyard, Me. While they were eating and drinking in the kitchen, she whittled a stick into the shape of a pistol, blackened it with soot, then made a fierce onslaught on the rascals, who fled precipitately. The Lafayette Adviser Lafayette, Louisiana February 25, 1882 Added: 10/15/2014 12:09:54 PM - 1 Updated: -
1886 - New Vineyard New Vineyard is situated in the eastern part of Franklin County, having Strong on the west and the latter and Freeman on the north-west, Industry on the south-east, the latter and Farmington on the south, Industry and Anson in Somerset County on the east and Strong, Freeman and New Portland in...Read MORE...
1886 - September 21 - Three Deaths at New Vineyard FARMINGTON, Sept. 20. Capt. Leonard Hackett, eighty-five years old, Hannah Wilcox, sixty-five, and Jonathan Look, jr., aged forty-four, all died Saturday in the neighboring town of New Vineyard, suddenly. The first named was one of the oldest citizens in town and had been a member of the...Read MORE...
1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling. Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you had only to stay at home, and in due time it would come to you.
1893 - Fatal Hunting Accident Farmington, Me., Oct. 4. - While three young men of New Vineyard were hunting yesterday, the gun of one of them was accidentally discharged and the contents passed through the body of Raymond Dexter, aged 18, killing him instantly. The Fitchburg Sentinel Fitchburg, Massachusetts October 4, 1893 Added: 10/15/2014 11:59:52 AM - 1 Updated: -
1898 - September 2 - NOTCH GANG of Counterfeiters in the Mountains of Maine. [Lewiston (Maine) Journal.]
"I see by the papers that the famous Notch Gang of New Vineyard is again rampant," said a Farmington man who came out of the dining hall of the Victoria Hotel in Lewiston to-day, and lit a cigar in the office. "Now, I know something of that gang. It is, or has been in ...Read MORE...
1906 New Vineyard, a post-village in New Vineyard township (town), Franklin co., Me., 10 miles N. of Farmington. Pop. of the town in 1900, 584. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906 Added: 10/23/2014 3:16:25 PM - 1 Updated: -
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
(8 April 1861, New Vineyard, Maine, USA - 13 March 1943, , Oregon, USA)
Ancestors Who Died Here
(7 March 1819, Strong, Maine, USA - 5 January 1894, New Vineyard, Maine, USA)
(14 September 1836, Farmington, Maine, USA - 16 March 1914, New Vineyard, Maine, USA)
(19 December 1796, Farmington, Maine, USA - 1 July 1878, New Vineyard, Maine, USA)
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Cemeteries in New Vineyard, Maine, USA
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