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Fort Kent, Aroostook, ME
The town is a port of entry linked by international bridge to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada. Settled in 1825 by French Acadian refugees, it was incorporated in 1869 and took its name from Fort Kent, a blockhouse built in 1839. The community developed as a potato-processing, farming, and lumbering centre.
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International Bridge connecting Fort Kent, Maine to Clair, New Brunswick, Canada, 1939
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1838 - 1840 - (Fort Kent) - A fort, named for Governor Edward Kent, was constructed
between 1838 and 1840 to assert Maine’s authority and protect the settlers during the bloodless Aroostook War.
1854 - Fort Kent
Fort Kent, a post-village of Aroostook co., Me., at the mouth of Fish river, about 155 miles N. of Bangor. It contains 5 stores. This place enjoys excellent water privileges.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1886 - Fort Kent
Fort Kent is situated on the south bank of St. John’s River, in the northern part of Aroostook County. It is 126 miles N.N.W. of Houlton via Caribou and Van Buren. Frenchville adjoins it on the east, Wallagrass Plantation on the south of the western half, and New Brunswick on the north. The territory is about 11 miles in length along the river east and west, and from 3 to 6½ miles in width. The surface is somewhat uneven with few hills above 200 feet in height. The streams that furnish water-power within the town are Fish River and Daigle and Perley Brooks. The fall on the first is about a mill above its confluence with the St. John, and is occupied by a saw—mill having several single saws and a gang, and a grist-mill with four sets of stones. There is also a good power on the St. John River about a mile below the mouth of Fish River. Other powers are being improved, and will doubtless soon mingle the hum of mills with the roar of their falls.
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1895 - Fort Kent
Fort Kent, a post-township and village of Aroostook co, Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has manufactures of lumber. Pop. 1034. The village is 42 miles N.W. of Caribou.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Fort Kent, a post-township (town) and village of Aroostook co., Me., is on the river St. John, which separates it from New Brunswick, Canada. It has manufactures of lumber. The village is 42 miles X W. of Caribou. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2528.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Fort Kent, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Fort Kent.
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Emilie NADEAU (1811, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 1903, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Clarsse MARQUIS (1830, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre) - 22 April 1923, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Elizabeth PELLETIER (June 1859, Fort Kent, Maine, USA - 15 May 1915, St Francis, Maine, USA)
Honore Henry DUMOND (12 December 1862, Fort Kent, Maine, USA - 10 July 1953, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Nathalie Estelle PELLETIER (6 July 1862, Frenchville, Maine, USA (Chateaugay) (Ste-Emilie) (Ste-Luce) - 18 March 1951, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Auguste CARON (14 October 1866, Fort Kent, Maine, USA - 7 February 1933, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Sam Aimé PLOURDE (06-15 1883, Saint-Jacques, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada - 04-30 1963, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Edith CARON (17 January 1889, Fort Kent, Maine, USA - 10 January 1957, Waterville, Maine, USA)
Jeremie Denis "Jerry" OUELLETTE (7/22/1892, St Francis, Maine, USA - 6/27/1974, Fort Kent, Maine, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Fort Kent, Maine, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Fort Kent.
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Joseph Pierre "Peter" JANDREAU (1 June 1853 - 7 August 1934) and Elizabeth PELLETIER (June 1859 - 15 May 1915) married 22 October 1876
Ralph "Raphael" OUELLETTE (1 December 1856 - 1933) and Emily SIROIS (1865 - 1962) married 11 July 1880
Vital PELLETIER (25 March 1859 - 12 April 1925) and Marie MARTIN (October 1860 - 2 June 1890) married 17 April 1882
Auguste CARON (14 October 1866 - 7 February 1933) and Amedee PELLETIER (25 February 1867 - 5 June 1950) married 12 April 1888
Henry PELLETIER (22 April 1883 - 6 November 1961) and Edith CARON (17 January 1889 - 10 January 1957) married 23 April 1905
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