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Maine Resource Guide: Freeport, Cumberland County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Prominent Islands · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Vital Records · Miscellaneous Resources · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1789 from part of North Yarmouth and a tract known as Prout's Gore lying between Brunswick and North Yarmouth


Previous Designations

Harraseeket (Aresiket, Arisicket, Harriseket, Harricissecke, etc.)


Boundary Changes

Land was set off to Brunswick in 1790, 1833, 1839, and 1850

Land was set off to form Pownal in 1808


Prominent Islands

Bustins Island (formerly Bibbers Island)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Cushing Briggs, Flying Point, Freeport, Mast Landing, Pleasant Hill, Porter Landing (Porters Landing), Seekit (former post office on Bustins Island), South Freeport, Todds Corners, Wardtown


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brunswick, Chebeague Island, Durham, Harpswell, Pownal, Yarmouth


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Freeport, Maine

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1885)

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1894)


Vital Records

Freeport Publishments, 1789-1801


Miscellaneous Resources

Freeport Town Officers, 1789-1940

Freeport Road Tax List By District for Year 1812 (PDF)

Freeport Road Tax List By District for Year 1813 (PDF)

Freeport Road Tax List By District for Year 1814 (PDF)


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Freeport


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Freeport, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Freeport

Maine Memory Network: Freeport


Bibliography

See also Maine State Documents: Freeport Book Collection

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 1-2) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1877-78)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 3-4) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1879-80)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 5-6) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1881-82)

______, Old Times [later The Westcustogo Chronicle]: devoted to the publication of documents relating to the early history of North Yarmouth, Maine, including Harpswell, Freeport, Cumberland, and Yarmouth, all offshoots of the old town: also genealogical records of the principal families in each town (vols. 7-8) (Yarmouthville, Me.: A.W. Corliss, 1883-85)

______, Leading business men of Lewiston, Augusta and vicinity: embracing also, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Oakland, Dexter, Fairfield, Skowhegan, Hallowell, Richmond, Bath, Brunswick, Freeport, Canton, Buckfield, Mechanic Falls, South Paris, Norway, Farmington and Winthrop with an historical sketch of each place, illustrated (Boston: Mercantile Pub. Co., 1889, c1888)

______, Publishments of the Town of Freeport : intentions of marriages entered upon town records, Town of Freeport, Maine (commencing with the incorporation of the town in 1789) (From the Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record, Oct., 1890)

______, East suburban directory: for Falmouth, Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Freeport, 1906-7 (Portland, Me.: Clark-Delano Co., 1906)

______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1925-26: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1925)

______, Portland Suburban Directory, 1942-43: Including the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Scarborough, Yarmouth (Portland, Me.: Crowley & Lunt, 1942)

Banks, Charles Edward, The Soule family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine [Ancestry.com] (Yarmouth, Me.: "Old Times" Office, 1882)

Dennison, A. L., The Dennison family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine: descended from George Dennison, 1699-1747, of Annisquam, Mass. (Exeter, N.H.: A.L. Dennison, 1906)

Mitchell, H. E., The Freeport register, 1904 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Thurston, Florence G., Three centuries of Freeport, Maine [Ancestry.com] (Freeport, Me.: unknown, 1940)

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