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Jay, Maine, USA

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Where is Jay, Maine, USA? 

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This was once territory of the Anasagunticook (or Androscoggin) Abenaki Indians, whose main village was Rockameko, located on Canton Point. They were wiped out by smallpox in 1757. The township was then granted by the Massachusetts General Court to Captain Joseph Phipps and 63 others for their services in the French and Indian War. Called Phipps-Canada, the plantation was not settled until after the Revolutionary War. On February 26, 1795, Phipps-Canada was incorporated as Jay for John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court. In 1821, Canton was set off and incorporated as a town.

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In 1793, a tavern was constructed at Jay Hill.
1795 - On February 26, 1795, Phipps-Canada was incorporated as Jay.

In 1857, the Maine Central Railroad reached the town of Jay.
Jay had a population of 1,490 in 1870.
1886 - Jay
Jay is the south-western town of Franklin County, and is 30 miles north of Lewiston. It is bounded...Read MORE...

In 1888, industrialist Hugh J. Chisholm built at southern Jay the Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Company mill, then the 3rd largest paper mill in the country
Jay, a post-village of Franklin co., Me., in Jay town ship (town), on the Androscoggin River and on ...Read MORE...

(Jay, Maine) - In 1965, International Paper opened the Androscoggin Mill. It is an integrated pulp and finished paper goods plant employing 990 people operating 5 paper machines.

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Beryl E PETTINGILL (11 August 1922, Jay, Maine, USA - 12 December 2010, Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington))
flag   Freda PETTINGILL (25 July 1917, Jay, Maine, USA - 19 March 2005, Lakewood, Colorado, USA) gravestone
World War II Soldier flag   Frederick C PETTINGILL (abt. 1918, Jay, Maine, USA - 5 October 2001, , Maine, USA) gravestone

flag    Olive PURINGTON (13 September 1904, Jay, Maine, USA - 14 December 2003, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA) gravestone

flag   Hosea W WAITE (1802, Jay, Maine, USA - 20 August 1880, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

   Ebenezer C. CHANDLER (1804, - 23 March 1885, Jay, Maine, USA)

   Nathan GRAY (1817, - 16 October 1872, Jay, Maine, USA)

US Civil War Soldiers flag   Henry Martin HOLMES (29 April 1826, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore) - 27 January 1911, Jay, Maine, USA) gravestone

   Francis KEEP (1798, - 11 February 1875, Jay, Maine, USA)

   Peter LAWRENCE (1786, - April 1871, Jay, Maine, USA)

   Galen THOMPSON (1784, - 21 April 1872, Jay, Maine, USA)

flag   Frederick H YORK (August 1833, Naples, Maine, USA - 10 June 1904, Jay, Maine, USA)

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