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SETTLERS BEFORE THE YEAR 1800, AND OF THEIR DESCENDANTS.
JOHN LANGDON ȘIBLEY,
MEMBER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTOR.CAL SOCIETY.
“E minimis maxima."
BENJAMIN B. MUSSEY AND CO.
GEOGRAPHY. Situation. Boundaries. Rivers and Brooks. Ponds. Soil.
Climate. Freshets. Hail and Frogs. Lightning. Health and Longevity.
ANTE-PLANTATION HISTORY. - Muscongus or Waldo Patent. Disputed Terri-
tory. St. George's River proposed as a Boundary. Indians. Hart's and
PlantaTION HISTORY. – 1772, 1773: First Settlers. The Anderson Party.
1774, Plan of Anderson's Lot. Purchase of the Township by Dr. John
Taylor. His Arrival with the Butlers and others. First Public Act of Devo-
tion. Frightened Moose. Occupation of the Anderson Camp. Clearing
commenced. High Words with the Anderson Party. Taylor's Return to
Massachusetts. Deed to Taylor. 1775: Taylor in Congress. Butlers again
at Work. First Rye sowed. Butlers go West. Taylor comes back and labors.
Butlers return: are hired out to Benjamin Packard. Packard's Log-house.
Timber for Taylor's Buildings. Privations. Butler and the Bear.
PLANTATION HISTORY, continued. - 1776 : Philip Robbins's Purchase. David
Robbins's the first Family. Richard Cummings. Taylor again. First Frame
House. First Crop of Rye. Raising of a Barn. Log-houses of Richard
Cummings and David Robbins. Arrival of the Families of Philip Robbins
and Richard Cummings. Crowded House. Timber House. Barn. Tay-
PLANTATION HISTORY, continued. — 1777: Phinehas Butler enters the Army.
Purchases by Abijah Hawes; by Ezra Bowen; by Jonathan Amory; by
Joel Adams, Jason Ware, and Matthias Hawes. Settlement of John Butler.
1778: Suchfort the Hessian. Blacksmithing. Calamitous Fire. Suffering
Plantation HISTORY, continued. — 1779: Wheaton's Purchase. Settlement of
Joel Adams, Matthias Hawes, and Jason Ware. Woodward. Fairbanks.
Settlement of Moses Hawes. Ebenezer Robbins. 1780: Jennison's Pur-
chase. 1781: First Wedding. Jessa Robbins. 1782: Settlement of Phinehas
PlantATION HISTORY, concluded. — 1783: Log-house. Bride. Bride's Dower.
Jessa Robbins. 1784: Amariah Mero. 1785: Josiah Robbins. Gillmor. Cat-
and-clay Chimney. Royal Grinnell. Elijah Holmes. 1786 : Arrival of the
Families of Josiah Robbins; of Samuel Hills. Samuel Martin. Organiza-
INCORPORATION HISTORY. -1786, Petition for Incorporation. Act of Incorpo-
SETTLERS AFTER THE INCORPORATION. - 1787 : Levi Morse. Oliver Leland.
William Hart. 1788: The Maxcys. 1789: The Daggetts. Seth Luce. Chris-
topher Butler. Ichabod Irish. Barnabas Webb. 1793: Casualty to the
POPULATION. - Census, Aug. 1, 1790. Abstracts from Censuses.
MINERAL AND ARBORAL PRODUCT3.- Minerals. Timber. Felling of Trees.
Burning of Cut-downs. Shingles. Benjamin Speed. Lakin. Boards and
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS. – Barley and Rye. Indian
MANUFACTURES AND T'rade. - Spinning Wheels. Looms. Home-made Cloth-
ing. Fulling Mills. Carding Machines. Factories. Paper Mills. Tan-
neries. Potash. Iron Works. Fossetts' Mills. Stores. Carting Goods to