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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

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Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Originally known as Saccarappa after Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River, it was a part of Falmouth (now Portland) until February 14, 1814, when it was set off and incorporated as Stroudwater. It soon changed its name to Westbrook after Colonel Thomas Westbrook, a commander during Father Rale's War and King's mast agent who was an early settler and mill operator. In 1871, Saccarappa amicably split into two municipalities; the current Westbrook and Deering, which was then annexed by Portland in 1898. In 1891, Westbrook was incorporated as a city.

Saccarappa Falls and Congin Falls provided water power for early mills within the city. In 1829, a sawmill was built at the former which made the mill town noted for its lumber. Other industries followed, manufacturing grain bags, machinery and water wheels, carriage and harness, boots, shoes and moccasins, tinware, leather board, bricks, wooden boxes, box shook, meal and flour. The Portland Manufacturing Company built a cotton textile mill at Saccarappa Falls for making "sheetings, stripes and ducks." A paper mill was built at Cumberland Mills, once an Indian planting ground known as Ammoncongin. By 1859, it produced 1,000 tons of paper annually. In 1867, the factory's name would change to the S. D. Warren Paper Mill.

The Oxford & Cumberland Canal opened in 1832, connecting Portland to Harrison by way of Westbrook and Sebago Lake. It was the primary commercial shipping route for goods until 1871, when it was rendered obsolete by the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad.Wikipedia


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Warren Paper Mills, Cumberland Mills, Me.
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1814 (Westbrook) Originally known as Saccarappa after Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River, it was a part of Falmouth (now Portland) until February 14, 1814, when it was set off and incorporated as Stroudwater.
It soon changed its name to Westbrook after Colonel Thomas Westbrook, a commander during Father...Read MORE...

1829 (Westbrook) - In 1829, a sawmill was built which made the mill town famous for its lumber.
Other industries followed, manufacturing grain bags, machinery and water wheels, carriage and...Read MORE...

1886 - Westbrook
Westbrook is situated in the southern part of Cumberland county, Deering on the south-east...Read MORE...

In 1891, Westbrook was incorporated as a city.

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News  1896 - Carried All Before It.
WESTBROOK, Me., March 8. - There was a foot of snow on the ground here, and this melting caused the ...Read MORE...

1906
Westbrook, a city of Cumberland co., Me., on the Maine Central and the Boston and Maine Rs., 5...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bailey
flag   Mary BAILEY (29 December 1769, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 22 August 1849, Gorham, Maine, USA)

Charland
flag   Louis CHARLAND (07 December 1886, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - , )

Files
flag   Irene Etta FILES (30 September 1893, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - , )

Gowen
World War I Soldier flag   Fred William GOWEN (26 July 1881, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 2 November 1968, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Harnois
flag   Noe HARNOIS (30 August 1883, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 11 May 1975, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering))

Lunt
flag   Ada E LUNT (28 June 1867, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 28 August 1957, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Moulton
flag   Abbie Cora MOULTON (5 January 1857, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 28 May 1873, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone
flag   George MOULTON (22 February 1864, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - bef. 1893?, )
flag   Sarah Agnes MOULTON (4 November 1861, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 20 March 1917, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Ouellette
World War II Soldier flag   Gordon Lionel OUELLETTE (4 October 1923, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 11 July 1992, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone

Swett
flag   Joshua SWETT (10 January 1763, Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills) - 20 April 1851, Gorham, Maine, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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1937
Joseph Francis RICHARDS (27 June 1910 - 19 November 1959) & Bertha Helen LIBBY (1915 - 22 February 1985)
married 6 February 1937
 

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