Monmouth, Maine, USA - Cumston Hall
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Monmouth, Maine, USA
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Where is Monmouth, Maine, USA? 

Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine, USA
Monmouth Museum www.monmouthmuseuminc.org/

Part of the Plymouth Patent, it was first settled as Freetown in 1776-1777 by families from Brunswick. It would also be called Bloomingborough and Wales before being incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court on January 20, 1792 as Monmouth, after Monmouth, New Jersey. The name was suggested by landowner General Henry Dearborn, who had fought in the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778.
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1774 - (Monmouth, ME) - First settlement made in town by Thomas Gray and others.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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1792 - Town of Monmouth incorporated Jan 20, named in honor of Gen'l Henry Dearborn's valiant conduct at the battle of Monmouth, N J.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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1801 - (Monmouth, ME) - Capt. Sewall Prescott's tavern (The Old Fort) erected.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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1803 - Monmouth Academy incorporated, later, granted 10,020 acres of land.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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1844 - (Monmouth, ME) - Old Town House erected.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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1851 - (Monmouth, ME) - First Academy building burned.

Town Register of Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine, H.E. Mitchell Co, Brunswick,ME 1905
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News  1870 - Maine has a mail carrier, now 76 years of age, who has carried the mail daily from North Monmouth to Monmouth Centre for twenty-one years, and has missed but one trip during that time.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 29, 1870
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1886 - Monmouth
Monmouth the north-westerly town of Kennebec County, is about 16 miles from Augusta, and about 48 miles from Portland, on the line of the Maine Central Railway from the latter place to Waterville. The town is nearly square in its form; and is bounded on the east by Litchfield and West Gardiner,...Read MORE...


News  1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for the country around and one of the liveliest villages in Kennebec County. The fire, which originated ...Read MORE...


1906
Monmouth, a post-village in Monmouth township (town), Kennebec co., Me., on the Maine Central R., 16 miles NE> of Lewiston. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1236; of the village, 312.
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
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Keenen
America/USA  Matilda W Keenen (abt. 1821, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 28 March 1907, Brunswick, Maine, USA) gravestone

Wadsworth
America/USA  Aaron Wadsworth (25 July 1851, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 4 May 1865, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Abby C Wadsworth (12 November 1849, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 24 April 1851, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Diana Clara Wadsworth (30 November 1855, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 16 July 1912, West Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Elias Wadsworth (23 July 1853, Monmouth, Maine, USA - , )
America/USA  Frank Wadsworth (25 September 1858, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 5 February 1908, Winthrop, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Lucy Ellen Wadsworth (12 December 1847, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 11 August 1919, Sabattus, Maine, USA )
America/USA  Myra Gertrude Wadsworth (16 October 1868, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 1943, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Sewell May Wadsworth (1 May 1866, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 24 January 1883, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bailey
America/USA  Diana Bailey (11 March 1826, Richmond, Maine, USA - 12 January 1892, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone

Wadsworth
America/USA  Aaron Wadsworth (25 July 1851, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 4 May 1865, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Abby C Wadsworth (12 November 1849, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 24 April 1851, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Myra Gertrude Wadsworth (16 October 1868, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 1943, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Sewell May Wadsworth (1 May 1866, Monmouth, Maine, USA - 24 January 1883, Monmouth, Maine, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1887
Eugene E Day (1867 - 1940) & Myra Gertrude Wadsworth (16 October 1868 - 1943)
married 10 September 1887
 




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