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Maine Resource Guide: Jay, Franklin County

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

County

Franklin County (set off from Cumberland County to Oxford County in 1805 (affirmed part of Oxford County in 1808), to Franklin County in 1838)


Incorporated

1795 from Phipps Canada Plantation


Previous Designations

Rockomeeko (Rockmeeko, Rockameeko, Rockamecco, Arrockaumecook); Phipps Canada


Boundary Changes

Part of Letter A was annexed in 1810

Land was set off to form Canton in 1821; part of that town was annexed in 1823, returned in 1824

Parts of Canton were annexed in 1824 and 1831


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Beans Corner (Bean's Corner, Beans Corners), Chisholm (formerly Otis Falls), Jay, Jay Bridge (former railroad station), Kennedys Corners, North Jay, Riley (formerly Peterson's Rips), Stones Corner


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Canton, Chesterville, Dixfield, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Wilton


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Jay, Maine

Map of Jay, c. 1912


Cemeteries

A Few Cemeteries in Maine


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Jay


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Jay, Franklin, Maine

Official Website: Town of Jay

Maine Memory Network: Jay


Bibliography

Cushman, Helen Caldwell, Horizons unlimited: a history of Jay ([Maine]: the author, 1967)

Labonté, Youville, comp., Marriages of St. Rose De Lima, Jay, Me. 1885-1982: and of St. Francis Xavier, Winthrop, Me. 1910-1983 (Lewiston, Me.: Y. LaBonte, 1984)

Lawrence, Benjamin F., History of Jay, Franklin County, Maine (Boston, Mass.: Griffith-Stillings Press, 1912)

Mitchell, H. E., The Jay register, 1905 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1905)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register, East Livermore, Livermore, Jay, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

Moulton, Virginia Plaisted, A History of Jay, Maine from its Settlement as Phips, Canada (Camden, Me.: Penobscot Press, c1995)

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