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Jay, Maine, USA

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Where is Jay, Maine, USA? 

Jay, Franklin, Maine Historical Society
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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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Jay, Maine, USA - Birdseye View Jay Bridge, Me.
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Jay, Maine, USA - (1908)
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Jay, Maine, USA - New First Baptist Church
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In 1793, a tavern was constructed at Jay Hill.

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1795 - On February 26, 1795, Phipps-Canada was incorporated as Jay.

In 1857, the Maine Central Railroad reached the town of Jay.

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Jay had a population of 1,490 in 1870.

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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

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1916
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.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Pettingill
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

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

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

Ancestors Who Died Here


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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