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Maine Resource Guide: Harpswell, Cumberland County

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

County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)


Incorporated

1758 as a district; incorporated as a town in 1775 from Mericoneag Neck and islands


Previous Designations

Mericoneag (Merryconeag) Neck


Prominent Islands

Bailey Island (Bailey's Island), Birch Island, Dingley Island, Haskell Island (once called Damariscove Island), Long Island, Lower Goose Island, Orrs Island (Orr's Island), Ragged Island, Sebascodegan Island (Sebascodiggan Island), Upper Goose Island, Whaleboat Island, Yarmouth Island


Boundary Changes

Ragged Island was annexed from Phippsburg in 1891


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Bailey Island (Bailey's Island), Basin Point, Cundys Harbor, Dyer Cove, East Harpswell, Gun Point, High Head, North Harpswell, Oak Ledge, South Harpswell, West Harpswell


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Brunswick, Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Freeport, Phippsburg, West Bath


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Harpswell, Maine

Harpswell and adjacent islands, Casco Bay, Maine (1894)


Newspapers

Harpswell Anchor


Vital Records

Fatalities in Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Harpswell


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: Town of Harpswell

Pejepscot Genealogical Society

Maine Memory Network: Harpswell

Maine Memory Network: Bailey Island

Maine Memory Network: Orr's Island

Maine Memory Network: Orrs Island


Bibliography

______, 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)

______, Casco Bay Directory, 1924

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The Harpswell register, 1904 (Brunswick, Me.: The H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Mitchell, Wilmot Brookings, Elijah Kellogg : the man and his work : chapters from his life and selections from his writings (Boston, Mass.: Lee and Shepard, 1903)

Sinnett, Charles N., Historic Harpswell, Harpswell, Maine: its historic Congregational Church and famous ministers, 1758-1903 (Haverhill, Mass.: C.C. Morse & Son, 1903)

Sinnett, Charles N., Ancestor Noah Mayo of Harpswell, Maine : ancestry and descendants (typescript)

Sinnett, Charles Nelson, Walter Merryman of Harpswell, Maine: And His Descendants (Concord, N. H.: Rumford Printing Co., 1905)

Sinnett, Charles Nelson, Jacob Johnson of Harpswell, Maine, and his descendants east and west (Concord, N. H.: Rumford Printing Co., 1907)

Sinnett, Charles N., Benjamin Denslow of Harpswell, Maine and descendants (Typescript, 1925)

Sinnett, Charles Nelson, Michael Sinnett of Harpswell, Maine: his ancestry and descendants (Concord, N. H.: Rumford Printing Co., 1910)

Sumner, Edith Bartlett, Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and ninety allied families (Los Angeles, Calif., 1959)

Thwing, Annie Haven, The story of Orr's Island, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Press of G.H. Ellis Co., 1925)

Wheeler, George Augustus, M. D., and Henry Warren Wheeler, History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine, including the ancient territory known as Pejepscot (Boston, Mass.: A. Mudge & sons, printers 1878)

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