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DR. HERMAN ABBOTF.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY
RKPRTNfTF.n FROM THE REPUnfJCAN JOVRSAL OV
•■r.h. 8, AND FER. 15, 1900.
MISS GR.vrr E. ri j^Gf-^ss.
SEVENTV-FIVK COPIES PRINTED.
— OF —
DR. HERMAN ABBOTT.
with an introduction and notes by
REPRINTED FROM THE REPUBLICAN JOURNAL OF
JAN. 25. FEB. I. FEB. 8, AND FEB. 15, igOO.
BKLFAS r :
MISS GR.ACE E. BURGESS.
DISCOVERY OF A LONG LOST MANUSCRIPT.
A prefatory ''advertisement" to the lit- I
tie History of Belfast, by William White, j
which was published in 1827, contains the
"Doctor Herman Abbot had collected
many facts, with a view of compiling a
history of the town of Belfast. All the
good purposes and labours of that worthy
man were ended in his death, which oc-
curred in the midst of his great useful-
ness, and filled society with grief. His
memoranda, by his adminiscrator, were
placed iu the possession of the author
who his found them accurate and useful,
and that no part of them should be lost to
the pub'ic, the manuscript is lodged in the
Town Clerk's office."
Fifty years after this was written, while
prepariug my history of the city, I made
an exhaustive but unsuccessful search for
the above mentioned manuscript. Not a
tingle person could be found who had ever
seen the work, or knew of its existence.
A few weeks ago, therefore, I was agree-
ably surprised by learning from my friend
George D. McCiillis, Register of Deeds,
that while examining the contents of a
Misused trunk, belonging to his father,
the late James McCrillis, Esq., he had un-
expectedly discovered the missing treas-
ure, inclosed among some old papers, and
in a good state of preservation after its
sleep of nearly three quarters of a century.
The manuscript is comprised in eight
pamphlets, averaging fifteen pages each,
five inches long by four wide, written in
the same legible hand which characterizes
our municipal records while the author
held the position of town clerk. Although
it does not shed much light upon our early
annals, it verifies many obscure events, and
its discovery is valuable and important.
Dr. Abbot, the author, was a native of
Wilton, N. H., and practiced h's profes-
sion here from 1810, until his death, which
took place July 24, 1825, at the age of
forty- two years. Mr. Charles Read, who
is among the few of our citizens who re-
member him, says in personal appearance
he was tall and spare, slightly stooping,
but of a dignified and attractive deport-
ment. He was never married. A tribute
to his life and character is thus given in
the Hancock Gazette, soon after his de-
"The man whose virtues we contem-
plate with no ordinary emotions, and
whose sudden removing from this scene
of things, we have so much reason to
lament, was distinguished by a singulari-
ty of excellence, which will always find
more approvers than imitators in a world
like ours. His scientific research and pro-
fessional skill have been tested by many
years' successful practice in this town,
where he will long be remembered by his
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
intimate friends with grateful affection,
and by the community of wliich he was a
member with universal respect. But we
love to contemplate him in a still higher
character, — higher, because it had a more
important bearing upon the world to which
he is now removed. We mean his char-
acter as a man of unbending integrity, a
Christian of unaffected piety. The church,
of which he was both a highly valued
member and oflacer, have regarded him as
a brother, to whom they could look with
confidence in seasons of difficulty, and
whom they now mourn with a sorrow al-
leviated only by the delightful conviction
that their loss is his unspeakable gain.
Having lived with the awards of eternity
in view, death met him not unprepared.
In his last hours he observed to a friend
that 'he considered death as the inevita-
ble lot, but to the Christian not an evil,' "
The following is an exact copy of the
manuscript. The foot notes are added by
me. Joseph Williamson.
Hif*.ory of Belfast
From its First Sfttlement to the Year 1835.
BY HERMAN ABBOT.
To collect and preserve a few facts re-
lating to the early history and settlement
of this town; the leading traits in the
character of its first inhabitants, together
with their privations and hardships; to
notice our literary and religious institu-
tions; our growing wealth and population;
to mark the course of events and to de-
scribe the improvements which have taken
place here in the period of little more than
half a century may be thought an object
worthy of some attention. The proprie-
tors and town records furnish much valu-
able information respecting the days which
have long since passed away. These
sources alone abound in too few materials
to answer the purpose, and treat of topics
too general in their nature to embrace a
copious and useful variety. A more de-
tailed account therefore appeared indis-
pensable; and it has become necessary by
consulting the aged inhabitatants and the
descendants of the proprietors and first
settlers to arrest valuable matter in its
slow but steady march to oblivion. The
knowledge of many little incidents of for-
mer times has by these means been sought
out, arranged and committed to writing,
which with the addition of more recent
occurrences contain, as 1 trust, an inter-
esting compilation. Considering, however,
the manner of procuring some portion of
the materials for this sketch of Belfast, I
am sensible that slight inaccuracies will
be found; at the same time the public
may be assured that no pains have been
spared to obtain the most authentic infor-
To those who have kindly assisted me
in this undertaking, and particularly to
Mr. John Cochran, the only surviving
original proprietor resident in this town,
through whose politeness I have had ac-
cess to the proprietors' deed and records,
I tender my grateful acknowledgments.
HISTORY OF BELFAST,
In the year 1708 a namber of young men
belonging principally to Londonderry, N.
H., began to adopt measures for the pur-
chase of Belfast Township in the Province
The straitened circumstances of some
and the strong local attachments of many
more, who were unwilling to remove the
distance of two hundred miles to endure
hardships in a wilderness inhabitated only
by Indians and wild beasts, presented
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
prospects truly formidable. A spirit of
enterprise, however, overcame all obsta-
cles and the plan vyas so far matured that
a meeting was notified and held at Lon-
donderry on the fourth day of October,
when the intended purchasers divided the
township into shares, subscribed for the
number of shares each would take, and
appointed a clerk to record their proceed-
In June following, Joseph Chadwick
made a survey of the township, which con-
tained, according to his estimate, 19,359
acres. This was divided into fifty-one
shares, and a deed bearing date August
29, 1769, was made in consideration of
fifteen hundred pounds by the heirs of
Brigadier General Svmuel Waldo, viz. :
Samuel Waldo, Esq., Francis Waldo, E>q.,
aud Suah Waldo, wife of said Samuel,
(iier right of dower) of Falmouth, in the
County of Cumberland, Maine; Is ac
Winslow, E>q., of Roxbury, Massachu-
setts; Thomas Flucker, E^q., and Hannah
Flucker, his wife, (daughter of Brig.-Gen.
Waldi ) of Boston, Massachusetts, (1) to
Jjhn Mitcbel, six shares; John Gilmore,
five shares; J,jhn Steel, three shares, Sam-
uel Houston and James McGregore, each
two shares; Moses Barnet, John Moor,
J jhn Durham, Joseph Morrison, John
Brown, James McGregore, Jr., John
Morrison, Alexander Stewart, James Mill-
er, William Clendinen, Matthew Reed,
Samuel M irsli, Nathaniel Martin, and
Joseph Gregg, each one share; WUliam
Patterson, Matthew Chambers and Wil-
liam McLaughlin, each half a share; all
of Londonderry, N. H. John Tufts and
James Gilmore, each two shares; Robert
Macklewane, Alexander Wilson and John
1. WinsU w derived an interest through his de-
ceased wife, a daughter of General Waldo.
Thomas an'J Hannah Klucker were the parents of
the wile of General Knox.
Davidson, each one share; all of Wind-
ham, N. H. Robert Patterson of Pepper-
ellboro, Maine, three shares; Alexander
Little and John Cochran, both of Boston,
each one share; David Hemphill of New-
buryport, one share; James McLaughlin
of Pembroke, N. H., half a share; and
the remaining four shares in equal pro-
portions to the afore named .John Mitchel,
John Gilmore, Moses Barnot, John Tufts,
Samuel Houston, John Moor and James
Previous to executing the deed the gran-
tors of this township employed Richard
Stimson to survey a suitable location for
a road from Thomaston to Fort Point, for
which service he was to have one hundred
acres of land at some place on the route.
He accepted the proposal and selected a
spot near a sm;ill creek (2) which is the
dividing line between this town and Pros-
pect. Thither his father, Ephraim Stim-
son, removed, whose family, the first
that ever settled here, consisted of him-
self and wife, two sons, Ephraim and
Richard, and several daughters.
In 1709, James Patterson aud Nathaniel,
his brother, both young men, came to this
town from Pepperellboro (3) and com-
menced the business of felling trees and
clearing land. They spent the ensuing
winter here, at which time there was but
one family in the place, the Stimson's,
The next year, 1770, several of the town
proprietors arrived and took possession of
their newly acquired purchase, with the
2. The stream in the western part of Searsport
village, called Half-way creelc, Stimson's father
first settled on the hill named for him Mount
3. Now Paco. Jiimes Patterson settled upon
the Stock Farm, on the ea.st side, long the home-
stead of his nephew, the late Robert Patterson
6th. Nathaniel resided on lot No. 32, also od the
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
view of converting the lonely forest into
fruitful fields for the support of them-
selves and families. It was to be expected
that they would bring with them the re-
ligion, manners, habits and customs of
the places they had left. Twenty-seven
out of thirty-two purchasers belonged to
Londonderry or Windham, whose inhabi-
tants were principally of Scottish or Irish
descent. In the former of these towns
there were two societies of Presbyterians
with each a clergyman of the first respec-
tability. Rev. William Davidson and Rev.
David McGregore, who had been settled
there no less than thirty years. In the
latter was the Rev. Simon Williams, a
highly useful Presbyterian minister. To
exchange these religious privileges, there-
fore, for a situation where they could en-
joy no stated preaching of the word and
but very seldon hear a prayer or a sermon
from those who are called to labour in
the vineyard of the Lord and whose busi-
ness it is more particularly to watch for
souls as those who are to give account,
must have been matter of deep regret to
them and their friends. Many domestic
and social ties implanted in maa for wise
and beneficent purposes, and which
form necessary links in the great chain
which connects the human species, were
severed by their removal. Taking the
final leave pf father and mother, brothers
and sisters with the express design of
seeking a residence in the wilds of Maine
awakened the tenderest sensibilities and
gave impulse to the most affecting emo-
tions of which kindred hearts are suscep-
These few adventurers were fully per-
suaded that patient labour and rigid econ-
omy were necessary to success in a new
country. Industry, temperance and fru-
gality. were virtues on which they set a
high value; by the practice of which they
acquired a hardy constitution and saved
their earnings for useful purposes.
In their manners they exhibited a model
of perfect plainness and simplicity indica-
tive of contentment and a cheerful disposi-
tion, and so cordial was their reception of
those who visited them that with very
limited means it might be truly said they
were given to hospitality. The Scottish
dialect was understood and spoken by
several of them; and some traces of it are
retained to the present day. Those of
the first settlers who remain and their
immediate descendants, read the poems of
Burns with a keen relish and are enthusi-
astic admirers of the language of the
Nothing memorable happened after the
settlement began until December 1770,
when John Morrison and Thomas Steel
were drowned by the upsetting of a boat
in Belfast bay.
The Proprietors held their first meeting
here June 25th, 1771, the land was laid
out into lots, and partition was made of so
much of it as became necessary for the
convenience of the settlers.
The first white child born here was
Ann, the second daughter of William Pat-
terson and afterwards the wife of Enos
West. Her birth happened May 9th, 1772.
The same year William Patterson 2ad was
married to Mary Mitchel by Dr. Crawford
of Frankfort, a justice of the peace. This
was the first marriage that took place in
In 1773 the Town was incorporated and
the warrant for calling the first meeting of
the inhabitants was issued by Thomas
Goldthwait, Esq., of Frankfort, of which
the following is a copy.
To Mr. John Mitchel of Belfast, Gentle-
man, — Greeting.
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
Whereas the great and general Court
at their sessions began and held at Boston
upon Wednesday, the twenty -ninth day of
May last, passed an act for incorporating a
certain tract of laud lying on the westerly
side of Penobscot Bay into a town by the
name of Belfast in the County of Lincoln,
and the said General Court having im-
powered me, the subscriber, ti) issue a war-
rant directed to some principal inhabitant
in said town to notify and warn the In-
habitants thereof qualified by law to vote
in Town affairs to meet at such time and
place as shall be therein set forth to
choose such officers as may be necessary
to manage the affairs of said Town, at
which first meeting all the then male in-
habitants that be at the age of twenty-
one years shall he admitted to vote.
These are, therefore, in his majesty's
name to require you, the said John Mitch-
el, to notify the said Inhabitants of Bel-
fast to meet at your dwelling house in said
Town on Thursday the eleventh day of
November, at ten of the clock in the fore-
noon, then and tiiere to choose a Town
C'erk, Selectmen and all other Town Offi-
cers acci)rding to law and make return of
this warrant with your doings as soon
after the same is carried into execution as
Given under my hand and seal at Frank-
fort, October 1773.
In obedience to the above warrant I have
warned the Inhabitants of Belfast to
attend their first meeting as appointed in
said warrant. John Mitchel.
At this meeting Thomas Goldthwait was
chosen Moderator; John Mitchel, Clerk;
John Brown, Benjamin Nesmith and
James Patterson, Selectmen; John Barnet,
Treasurer; William Patterson, 1st, Con-
stable; John Durham, Jr., Alexander
Clark, and James Miller, Surveyors of
Highways; John Durham and James Mor-
In 1774 the Town voted to send a peti-
tion to the General Court at Boston to
have non- resident lands taxed; that John
Tufts carry the petition; and that he be
allowed, as wages, three shillings a day;
be finding vituals and drink for himself.
Mr. John Barnet and Miss Isabella Dur-
ham were joined in marriage Sept. 27th,
1774 by Daniel Little.
The Town Clerk entered on the records
a certificate bearing date Nov. 8th, 1774,
staling that he had lawfully published
Mr. James Morrow to Miss Elizabeth Dur-
ham, both of this Town.
In 1775 the Town voted to raise one
hundred dollars for the highways, and
fifty dollars for preaching. John Tufts,
John Brown, Solon Stephenson, James
Patterson, and Samuel Houston were ap-
pointed committee of safety. John Tufts
was reC'im mended by vote of the Town
for a Justice of the peace, and was soon
The Town also voted, that if any per-
son makes unnecessiry visits on the Sab-
bath, he shall be looked on with contempt,
i until he make acknowledgment to the
public. Tile inhabitants, at this time, felt
great iaconveuieuce, in being obliged to
go fifteen miles, or more to mill; and an
article was inserted in one of the Town
warrants this year, 'To see if they could
lay any plan to have a grist mill in town.'
It does not appear that anything was
done to remedy the evil complained of,
except that the laying out certain roads
to mill streams might be considered, as
j holding out to individuals encouragement
to build mills. The Selectmen warned
Joseph Dow June 10th, 1775, to withdraw
from this Town forthwith; for they would
not accept him, as a Town inhabitant.
1776. The committee of safety was
composed of the same persons, as last
year. Mr. James McCurdy was married
to Miss Ann Mitchel Nov. 30th, 1776.
1777. Committee of safety, inspection
and correspondence; Alexander Clark,
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
Solon Stephenson, John Mitchel, James
Patterson, Kobert Patterson, Samuel
Houston, and Benjamin Nesmith. The
Town appointed Solon Stephenson to lay
before the General Court the misconduct
of any person, either by word, or action
against the United States.
1778. The Town voted unanimously to
approve of the constitution, or form of
Government, as agreed on by the honora-
ble Convention of this State. Yeas 19.
Messrs. John Tufts, Si)lon Stephenson,
John Brown, Committee of safety, &c.
and were re-elected next year.
1779. The Town voted to raise twenty-
five pounds for its own use, or in a more
modern style, for incidental expenses.
This year Castine was taksa by jthe
British and the Inhabitants of Belfast to
their inexpressible mortification were re-
quired to come forward and swear alle-
giance to the King of Great Britain or be
treated as enemies. To the arbitrary
measures of this monarch they were vio-
lently opposed; and refusing to bii>d
themselves by the solemnities of an oath to
engage in a cause which they so heartily
despised and finding themselves in danger
they quitted their farms and made good
their retreat to places out of the reach ot
1785. No sooner had the war between
this country and Great Britain come to a
happy termination and the enemy had
withdrawn from our borders than the
settlers scattered in all directions, began
One after another to return and occupy
their farms. Some, however, were so
well situated elsewhere that they did not
wish to revisit the place where they had
met so much trouble and vexation. There
4. This is an error. Ten of the eighteen heads
of fanailies then here, took the oath "under com-
p .Ision," as they afterwards admitted.
had been no town meetings since 1779 and
Jonathan Buck, Esq., of Penobscot,
agreeably to a resolve of the General
Court, issued a warrant to John Tufts,
Esq., directing him to call a meeting of
the inhabitants on the twenty -ninth day
of March for the purpose of choosing
town officers and transacting town busi-
1788. The town sent a petition to the
General Court that they might be em-
powered to lay a tax of two pence per
acre on all the lands in town to raise
money In order to build a meeting house,
settle a minister, make bridges and re-
1790. Number of inhabitants in town
1792. Forty three votes were given for
the separation of the District of Maine
from Massachusetts & two against it.
The town voted to build two meeting
houses one on each side of the river to be
erected at the expense of the inhabitants of
each side separately. In the autumn town
meetings were held in both of these
1794. A demand was made by govern-
ment of ten soldiers from the Belfast Com-
pany. (5) The town voted them a liberal
allowance in addition to their regular pay
in case they should be called into actual
service. Mr. James Miller died Jan. 11th,
1795. Mr. John Steel died June 14th,
1796. At the commencement of this
year there were only twelve framtd dwell-
ing houses in town and but one of them
two stories high. 
5. This cail was occasioned by Indian hostili-
ties in the western country, and" anticipated dif-
ficulties with England.
6. The two story house was built by Jaraes Mil-
ler, in 1791. It was afterwards occupied by Rev.
William Krothingham, and perished in the great
fire of 1873.
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
A committee was chosen by the town to
treat witb Mr. Ebenezer Price on terms
of settlement as a minister composed of
the f<>llowing persons, John Tufts, Solon
Stephe son, Samuel McKeen, Samuel
Houston, John Cochran, James Patterson,
Benjamin Nesraith, Robert Steel, Tolford
Durham, John Cochran 2nd and Alexaader
The town voted to give Mr. Price two
hundred dollars a year as a salary and to
add ten dollars each year until it shall
amount to three hundred dollars; also a
parsonage lot reserved for the first settled
minister except one acre for a meeting
house to stand on and a sufficient quantity
of land for a burying ground.
A protest against the settlement of Mr.
Price is on the records of the town signed
by Solon Stephenson, Zenas Stephenson,
Caleb Stephenson, William Patterson, Wil-
liam Patterson, James Patterson Nathan-
iel Patterson, Robert Patterson, Jerome
Stephenson, George Cochran. Robert Coch-
ran, Peter Cochran, John Cochran, John
Young, Job Young, John Osborn, Josiah
Dillingham, Ichabod Clark, Elisha Clark,
Nathaniel Eells, Robert Miller, James
Gammon, Robert Steel and Jonathan
The following is a copy of the Letter
of the Committee appointed by the town
to wait on Mr. Ebenezer Price and notify
him of his call to the ministry dated Bel-
fast Sept. 19th, 179G.
To Ebenezer Price A. B,
Preacher of the Gospel.
The People of the Town of Belfast wish
health, grace and peace.
We being fully sensible of our discon-
solate and unhappy situation as a people
while destitute of a spiritual guide, feel-
ing ourselves and offspring deprived of
rich and peculiar blessings so long as we
are destitute of a regular church of
Christ, the stated dispensation of the
word and the administration of the ordi-
nances of the gospel, and viewing our-
selves candidates for immortality, duty
calls on us to use our ability and exert
our most zealous endeavors to obtain
those spiritual blessing and privileges
which Christ our Saviour hath provided
in the gospel. We, therefore, make known
to you, dear sir, our situation.
It is now a considerable time that you
have laboured with us in word and doc-
trine and we view it the smiles of provi-
dence that you have been led to this part
of the vineyard of our Lord to us who are
scattered like sheep upon the mountains
without a shepherd. You have by your
pablic labours, private walk, doctrine,
example and by the testimonials of others
recommended yourself to us as a faithful
ambassador of Christ which demand our
affection, respect and reverence. Ever
since our first acquaintance the eyes of
the people have been upon you that you
should be set over them in the Lord; and
'tis the general voice and united desire
and prayer that should there be a church
gathered here according to the rules of
Christ you should take the pastoral care
of this church and people, to be ordained
over them and spend your days for their
spiritual interest in the high and holy
calling of a gospel minister, that we may
no longer be as sheep going astray sub-
ject to be devoured by wolves, but that
in you we may find a faithful shepherd, a
spiritual guide, one who will naturally
care for us, who will deliver to us the
doctrines of the gospel with plainness
and simplicity, whose talents may be im-
proved for our edification, whose words
a balm for the wounded in spirit, whose
example our pattern and whose season-
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
able admonitions our preservation from
error, that we maj walk together while
here on earth in love enjoying the ordi-
nances of the gospel and be prepared to
sit in Christ's kingdom forever.
That you, dear sir, may see your way
clear to manifest your acceptance of this
call to the pastoral care of this church
when gathered and coogregatioQ in the
town of Belfast is our general, fervent,
and humble prayer to Almighty G td. But
as we expect of you spiritual things we
would in like manner minister to your
wants in carnal things. (Then follows
the offer of the town in respect to settle
ment and salary )
We submit this call and these propos-
als to your serious and solemn considera-
tion, beseeching God to direct you in the
path of duty particularly in this most im-
portant matter and th it he would grant
that whatever be your determination we
may acquiesce in the dispensations of his
Signed by Samuel McKeen, John Coch-
ran, Tolford Durham and Alexander
Mr. Price's answer.
To THE Society and People of Bel-
fast : —
Dear and Beloved:
'Tis now a considerable time since I re-
ceived by the hand of your committee a
call and proposals to settle with you in
the gospel ministry. Sensible of your
situation I feel myself under obligation
as soon as possible to make known to you
the result of my reflections on this sol-
emn and important subject. It is a sub-
ject of the greatest moment both to you
and me because in it each of our soul's
eternal interest is materially concerned. —
On the decision I am called to give, much
is depending, as it must be atieuded with
endless consequences and because from it
the glory and honor of Christ's kingdom
are inseparable. Therefore, with what
reverence, caution and assurance of duty
ought I to decide, lest I wrong my own
soul and mar the divine glory. — Accord-
ing to the clearest light and helps I have
been able to obtain from a prayerful en-
quiry and the most mature deliberation
providence directs to receive the call of
the Society of Belfast as the call of God.
— I do therefore, relying on God in obe-
dience to what appears duty, publicly and
cordially accept your invitation and pro-
posals to be ordained over you in the work
of the gospel ministry, and that as soon
as an Ecclesiastical council may be con-
vened and a Church of Christ gathered
should the present appearance continue.
I am not insensible that this decision is
attended with things at present disagre-
able and self-denying. There is an oppo-
sition to my settlement. No ministers at
hand with whom I might advise on emer-
gent occasions and I am far removed from
my kindred and friends, but the cross must
be borne by the followers of Christ. I
would feel submissive to God who dis-
poseth all things according to infinite
The reasons influencing me to this my
answer are, the peculiar operations of
providence relative to you as a Society
since my first acquaintance with you; the
repeated instances of your unanimity and
apparent engagedness in the cause of the
Redeemer and especially your last general
public act. These, taking into view your
critical situation should your endeavors
prove ineffectual with the Council of my
reverend fathers and brethren in the min-
istry are reasons which leave me no room
to doubt the propriety of my decision
notwithstanding what has appeared to the
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
contrary. — But when I consider my un-
worthiness of so high and holy a calling,
my youtli, inexperience, liableness to err
and to be drawn aside by temptation, to
have the care of immortal souls, how ter-
rifying the idea! Nothing but the desire
of promoting the cause of the Redeemer
in this place would influence me to settle
with you. Suuuld this proposed union
take place much will depend on you as a
church and people not only to make my
life confortable but to ease the burden of
my ministerial labours. Those of you
who profess to be the children of God
will I trust feel it a duty constantly to
bear me to the throne of grace, to
strengthen my hands and encourage my
heart. May I ever enjoy your counsel
and since I am a man subject to like pas-
sions with other men, when occasion
calls do not withhold your seasonable and
friendly admonitions. I shall expect from
you moderation, candour and charity in
your conduct towards me, and may I to-
ward you discharge the duty of the minis-
terial character, watching over the Lord's
flock like a faithful shepherd, ministering
to your spiritual wants teaching the com-
mandments of God, preserve ray garments
unspotted from the world and by soul free
from the blood of all men. — And may I
increase in grace, knowledge, wisdom,
prudence and humility that you may be
pr pfitrfd by my labours and example. —
Should we unite as Minister and People,
O that it might be for your mutual edifi-
cation comfort and joy. May I go out
and in before you in the fear of God, not
counting my life dear to me but manifest-
ing a willing mind to spend the days God
shall give me in the service of Christ for
your sakes. — And may you in me receive
a rich blessing. May there be many souls
from among j ju edified, comforted and
brought to the saving knowledge of Christ
thro' my instrumentality.
The God of grace grant that we may
walk together as minister and people en-
joying the ordinances of the gospel in
ove, union and Christian fellowship untill
God in his own time shall call us from
this scene of trial to spend an eternity
with the spirits of the just made perfect.
You have doubtless anticipated that as
my parents and friends live at a great dis-
tance a few Sabbaths yearly will be nec-
essarily taken in visiting them.
A Council was convened on the twenty-
eighth day of December consisting of
Rev. E. Giilet, Rev. Jona. Powers, Rev."
Juua. H use and Rev. W. Riddel, with their
delegates. The next day a church was
organized and Mr. Price was ordained.
The original associates who composed
the Rev. Mr. Price's church were John
Tufts, Samuel McKeen, Samuel Houston,
John Blown, John Cochran and John
Alexander, the two first of whom were
afterwards appointed deacons.
1797. Mr. William McLaughlin died
March 27ch aged 90. Mr. Nathaniel
French died July 1st aged 50. Mr. Enos
West was married to Miss Ann Patterson,
the first born child of Belfast Dec. 5th.
1798. S>>l()n Stephenson and twenty-
two others petitioned the General Court
to be incorporated with such others as
might join them, their polls and estates,
into a distinct Parish by the name of the
Religious Society in the town of Belfast.
In the petition they assert 'that there is
settled within said town of Belfast a min-
ister who tho' approved by a majority of
the Inhabitants of said town hold tenets
and preaches doctrines which your peti-
tioners cannot conscientiously receive.'
Also, 'we sincerely and honestly believe
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
that the principles approved and doctrine.s
inculcated by the Minister of the Town
are unscriptural, immoral and distinctive
to the order and interest of Society.'
Tiie General Court ordered the peti-
tioners to notify the Town of Belfast by
serving the Clerk thereof with an at-
tested copy of this petition & their or-
der thereon thirty days before the second
tuesday of their next session that they
may appear and shew cause if any they
have why the prayer of said petition
should not be granted. In November the
Town appointed Robert Houston E^q
John Cochnn 2ad and Tolford Durham
a committee to present a memorial in be
half of the town against this petition.
This memorial which appears at full
length on the town records is ably and in-
geniously written & it met with a f tvour-
able reception for at the next session o!
the Legislature the petitioners had leave
to withdraw their petition.
1799. Mr. John Cochran died January
1st aged 59.
1800. Mrs. M. H. Cochran died March
8th aged 85. Mr. Samuel Eells died Ausr.
3d aged 41. Mr. Benjamin Nesraith dind
Sept. 18th aged 66. This town contains
1801. William Cunningham Jonathan
Wilson, William Patterson, Ejjhraim Mc
Farland, Samuel Russell, R)bert Patter-
son 2nd Abner G. McKeen, Nathaniel
Patterson, Ephraim McKeen, Jac ib
Eimes, Robert B. Cochran and John S.
Osborn were incorporated Feb. 10th, by
the name of the Belfast Bridge Company
to build a toll bridge over Belfast River.
This commonly called the Upper Briige
was completed the same year at the ex-
pense of about $6000.
1802. Deacon John Tufts died March
3rd aged 78. Mrs. Grisel Jameson died
March 18th aged 96. Mr. Robert Steel
died October 25th aged 43.
Forty- one deaths happened in town
this year a list of which is preserved on
the church records.
The town appointed a committee to
wait on the Rev. Mr. Price to see on what
conditions he would have his connexions
as minister of the town dissolved. The
terms that he proposed were that they
should pay up the arrearages of his salary
give him two hundred and fifty dollars and
procure for him a warrantee deed of the
parsonage lot from the proprietors. On
his part he would give a deed to the town
of one acre of the same lot where the
East meeting house stands and moreover
would lay out a sufificieat quantity of land
for a burying ground. His offer was ac-
cepted and his dismission took place Sept.
1803. The town voted 500 dollars for
the support of schools and 2000 for the
repairs of highways. A company of Ar-
tillery was organized within the bounds of
this Regiment and its officers were Jona-
than Wilson Capt. Ephraim McFarland 1st
Lieut. ; Thomas Cunningham 2Qd Lieut.
Jonathan Wilson E-q. was chosen Rep-
resensative to the Legislature the first
ever sent by this town.
1804. This town gave 102 votes for
Governor. A company of Cavalry was
organized here, and John Wilson was
commissioned its captain R ibert White
1st Lieut. Joseph Houston 2nd Lieut.;
& Abel Baker Cornet. Jenny Patter-
son daughter of James Patterson and
Elizabeth his wife and the youngest of
their twelve children was born April 11th,
Her eldest brother was at this time 28
years 4 months and twenty six days old
and the mother a little rising of forty six
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
1805. Jonathan Wilson Esq. and his
associates were iucorporated for the pur-
pose of building a toll bridge over Belfast
river at the village called Belfast East
Bridge March 14.
Lemuel Weeks Esq. died May 20th
Rev. Alfred Johnson vpas installed
minister of this town Sept. 25th salary
$700 per ann.
1806. Belfast East Bridge was complet-
ed at the expense of $18,500. Its length
was 122 rods.
1807. Mr. Solon Stephenson died Feb.
14 ih aged 78.
1808. Belfast Academy was incorporat-
ed Feb. 29th and the following gentlemen
constituted tlie Board of Tiustees, George
Ulmer and Samuel A. Whitney Esqr.s. ;
Rev. Alfred Johnson; Phineas Ashmun,
Bohan P. Field, Thomas Whittier James
Nesmilh, Nathan Read, John Wilson &
Jonathan Wilson Esqrs; Doct. Thaddeus
Hubbard, Doct. Oliver Mann Rev. Wil-
iam Mason, Rev. Mighill Blood and Caleb
B. Hall Esq. Votes for Governor 186.
1809. Abel Baker Constable and Col-
lector of taxes for the years 1806, 1807, and
1808 having absconded with considerable
of the Towns money a meeting of the In-
habitants was notified and held Feb. 9th
to make choice of a Collector to complete
the collection of taxes in the bills commit-
ted to the said Baker. This arrant rogue
never afterwards appeared here and the
town after making the necessary abate-
ments recovered the deficit on the bonds.
Mr. James Gilmore died Nov. 28th.
Rev. Alfred Johnson addressed a letter
to the Assessors of the town stating in
substance that he understood several per-
sons liable to ministerial taxes in this
town had joined others in a petition to be
incorporated into a Baptist Society where-
by the burden of his support might be
greater on those who continued members
of his society he therefore thro' them
would declare that those who remain
faithful to the covenants of the town with
him their taxes should not be increased
by the apostacy of others.
1810. The town contains 1,274 inhabi-
tants. Mrs. Brown died aged 90. John
Merriam and twenty -eight others, peti-
tioners to be incorporated by the name of
the first Baptist Society in Belfast had an
order of notice granted on their petition
which was duly served and the Town at a
meeting Dec. 13ch did not think proper to
1811. The Baptist Society was incor
James Nesmith Esq. died March 4th-
Belfast Academy was opened May 17th
and an address was delivered by Mr.
James Porter the first Preceptor. — A ship
of 490 tons was built here called the Bel-
fast of .New York.
1812. Number of Polls in Belfast 319.
Mr. James G )rdon died aged 86.
Rev. Alfred Johnson gave the first
Congregational Parish a bond relinguish-
ing his silary during the present war with
Great Britain & not long after one ex-
tending the time indefinitely,
1813. John Wilson E-^q. of this town
was elected member of Congress two
years from March 4th.
Benjamin Poor Esq. died Aug. 10th
aged 52. —
Rev. Alfred Johnson took his dismis-
sion Oct. 3rd 1814. The British landed a
body of troops in this Town amounting
to about six hundred Sept. Ist who
embarked on the 5th.
1815. Messrs. Nathan Cram, Parker
Brown and Daniel Toward of this town
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
and Mr. Joseph Woodward of Islesboro"
were drowned by the upsetting of a boat
in Belfast Bay Oct. 23rd.
William Lowney A. M., a graduate of
Dublin College died Nov. 8th aged 76.
1816. This was a remarkably cold sea-
son. Apple trees were in, blossom July
1st, and the crops were very scanty.
A Town meeting. was held Sept. 2nd to
consider the question of separating the
District of Maine from Massachusetts oh
certain prescribed ..^terms. The votes
stood thus, yeas 95, nays 65, and Alfred
Johnson & John MerrJam Esqrs. were
appointed Delegates. —
1817. John Wilson Esq. was again
elected member iCongress. Mr. Francis
Anderson died Fed. 22ad aged 39.
Mr. Patrick Gilbreth died April 4th
Mr. John Brown died in May aged 86.
1818. A Custom House was establish-
ed here and Col. Daniel Lane appointed
Rev. William Frothingham received a
call from the first Congregational Parish
April 27th & from the Church May 7th
to settle with them in the work of the
Mrs. West, wife of Enos West died at
Monroe, May 7th aged 46. (7).
The frame of the first Congregational
Meeting house was raised J une lOtb and
The new Meeting house was solemnly
dedicated Nov. 15th.
The cost of it including the bell purchas-
ed afterwards by the Parish was about
$7,500; the expense of which was defray-
ed by the sale of the pews.
Kev. William Frothingham made a com-
munication in answer to the call given
7. She was the first child born here,
him to settle here as follows:
(See original letter).
1819. The small pox made its appear-
ance and one hundred and fifty persons
were the subjects of the disease in this town
between ihe middle of April & the end
of June. It was first introduced here by
picking up and washing some infected
clothes which had drifted ashore. To
nine persons it proved fatal.
On the return of Rev. Mr. Frothingham
in May some disagreement beinff found to
exist between him and a majority of the
Church in respect to religious tenets and
a church covenant, the parish unwilling
to entrust the church with the ma'iing ar-
rangements to settle Rev. Mr. F. under
present circumstances assumed the right
of selecting the council and a committee
of eight was chosen with power to choose
a council and provide suitable accommo-
dations for them at the expense of the
Parish. The Parish Committee and Rev.
Mr. F. having chosen an equal number to
compose an Ecclesiastical Council, the day
was fixed on and the council appeared. A
few weeks before his installation the
church informed Rev. Mr. F. that the
calUnj; of the council according to ecclesi-
astical usage belonged exclusively to
themselves and not to the Parish; they
had voted, that the council should con-
sist of nine ministers and their delegates
of which they had chosen six & he might
elect three. This proposal was rejected
by Rev. Mr. F. and he was settled July
21st without a church. The Clergy who
ufliciated at the installation of the Rev.
Mr. Frothingham were Rev. Dr. Ripley
of Concord, Rev. Dr. AUyn of Duxbury,
Rev. Mr. Lowell of Boston, Rev, Dr.
Packard of Wiscasset, Rev. Mr. Mason of
Castine and Rev. Mr. Warren of Jackson.
His salary is $600. per annum. —
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
On Thursday August 12th Rev. Wil-
liam Frotbingharn, Samuel CunniDgbam,
Natban Read, William Poor, Nicholas
Coffin «fe Herman Abbot formed them-
selves into a Church by adopting. a plat-
form and covenant & at the end of this
year it consisted of eighteen members.
Alfred Johnson Esq. was chosen by
the town Sept. 20th a Delegate to the
Convention for framing a Constitution for
the State of Maine. —
1820. This town contains 2026 inhabi-
tants of which 402 are ratable polls. A
number of the inhabitants seceded from
the first & formed a second Congrega-
tional Parish in May. (8)
1821. Rev. Mr. Frothingham's church
having increased to twenty seven mem-
bers, two Deacons were appointed on the
fourth day of June. —
Mr. Laughlin McDonald died July 24th.
His age was not accurately known, but
supposed to exceed one hundred years.
1822. A company of Lighti. Infantry
was organized, and its officiers were Joel
Hills Captain, Dudley Griffin Lieuten-
ant, and Loriug Yarney Ensign. The
town has 485 ratable polls.
The First Baptist Society purchased the
old West meeting house, removed it to a
central part of the village and put it in
good repair. It is a one story building 36
feet square and has 49 pews. (9)
The conference meeting house (10) 40
feet by 32 was built for the Second Con-
8. The present Congregational Society.
9. The place of removal was Bridge street, be-
tween High and Washington streets. In 1838 it
wa> converted into a stable, and existed as such
10. It stood on Primrose Hill, just above the
house of Ralph C .lohnson. After the erection
of ihe North church, it was removed to Front
street and was destroyed by flro in 1851.
1823. Number of ratable polls 525. In
one year ending Sept. 1st the Selectman
granted forty- eight Store, four Tavern,
and two victualling Licenses, which yield-
ed an income to the town amounting to
two huudred and eighty- live dollars.
1824. The town voted to give Col.
Nathan Stanley Six hundred and seventy
dollars to free the town one year from all
expense on account of paupers. Three
thousand dollars were raised for repairs
of highways and fifteen hundred for the
support of schools. Number of polls
574, and of School Districts 14.
The Town houss, a handsome brick
building was begun. (11).
Rev. Charles Soule was ordained over the
Second Congregational Parish &. church,
or as they style themselves the Society
associated with the first Congregational
The officiating Clergy were Rev. Messrs,
Gillett of Halloweil, Tappan of Augusta,
Blood of Bucksport, Curamings of North
Yarmouth, Mitchel of Waldoboro, Merrill
of Freeport and Ingraham of Thomaston.
Rev. Mr. S )ule8 salary is $ per
annum. (12). The number of legal
voters whose names were on the list in
November was 555.
The Methodist Meeting House was built
and solemnly dedicated December 31st.
P^ifty seven deaths happened in town
this year. Fever combined with Dysen-
tery was the prevailing epidemic which
proved very fatal to children.
11. Now the High schoolhousc.
12. He was promised $500, besides aiJ from
13. At the corner of .Miller and Cross streets.
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
List of persons who have died in Bel-
fast from 1819 to 1824, including some be-
longing here whose deaths happened
Capt. Samuel Houston 92.
Dr. Charles Hall 41.
Mr. Ziba Hall Jr.
Mr. John Sargents wife
Mr. Abraham Clark
Mr. James Gilbreth
Mr. James Read
Mr. Soloman Hamilton
Miss Lydia Qain
Maj. Wm. Cunningham's wife
Capt. James Doyle's wife
Mr. John Brown's wife
Mr. Andrew Patterson's child
Mr. Jesse Basford
Mr. Caleb Stevenson's child
Capt. John Wales' child
Mr. Samuel Buckmiir's child
Mr. Elijah Patterson's wife
The eight last named died of the Small
Miss Clemenia Toward
Mr. William Maybew
Capt. Samuel Bird *
Mr. Samuel Brown's child
Mr. Hugh Ross' child
Mr. William Mayhew's child
Col. Philip Morrill's child
Capt. James Doyle's child
Mr. Samuel Tyler's child
Mr. Jerome Stephenson 82.
Mr. Archibald York's wife
Mr. John Thurston's wife
Mr. Andrew Leac'i
Mr. Nathaniel Johnson
Mr. John Houston
Mr. Issachar Thistle's wife
Mrs. Sarah Knowlton
Mr. Daniel Batchelder'a wife
Miss Esther Gilbreth
Mr, John Huse
Mr. Alexander Clark's wife, 49.
Mr. George Barter.
Mr. John Winkley t
Mr. William Davis' child
Mr. Zacheus Porter's child
Mr. Peter R )we's child
Maj. John Russ' child
Mr. Otho Abbot's child
Mr. Benjamin Cunningham's child
Mr. Paul Wentworth's child
Mr. Daniel Batchelder's child
Mr. Jeremiah Swan's child
Miss Betsey Gilmore
Mr. Josiah Twitchel's wife
Miss Miriam A. Cross
Capt. Benj. Hazeltine's wife
Capt. William White *
Capt. Phineas Kellam *
Mr. Elisha Small*
Mr. William C. Kimball *
Mr. James Smith
Mr. Martin Patterson*
Mr. Paul Giles*
Capt. David Pierce's wife
Capt. Thomas Stewart
Mrs. Jones 84
Mr. Daniel Thurston *
Capt. James Cunningham's wife
Mr. Simon D. McDonald's wife
Mr. Henry Burk's son*
Mr. Ephraim Coulson's son
Mr. Ebenezer Burgess' wife
Mr. Laughlin McDonald
Mr. Joseph P. Ladd's child
Mr. Peter Rowe's child
Mr. Charles Bran's child
Mr. George P. Day's child
Mr. William Pitcher's child
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
Mr. Jeremiah Walker's child
Mr. Eleazer Davis' child
Mr. David Goddard'e child
Mr, Issacbar Thistle's child
Mr. Thomas Pickard's child
Mr. Alexander C. Todd's child
Mr. Silvanus Gallison's child
Mr. George Cochran 85
Mr. James Shirley 57
Mr. William Patterson
Col. Thoma.s Cunningham 42
Benjamin Whittier, Esq. 39
Mr. Abel B. Eastman
Mr. William Davis
Mr. Joseph Williamson'^ wife
Mr. David Elliot's wife
Mr. Samuel Walton's wife
Mr. William Wording's wife
Mr Hiram Emery
Mr. John Pace's wife
Miss Lavina Thompsont
Miss Abigtil West
Miss Jane Patterson
Mr. Franklin M. McKeen
Mr. Noah Matthewst
Mr. John Merriam's son
Mr. John Hopkins' son
Capt. Harvey B. Eells' child
Mr. Caleb Stephenson's child
Mr. John Roberts' child
Mr. William Frederick's child
Col. Philip Morrill's child
Mr. Nicholas Phillip's child
Mr. Josiah Twitchel's child
Mr. Thomas Clark's child
Mr. John Durham 74
Mr. Greenleaf Portei*
Mr. Moses Prescott
Mrs. Martha True
Mrs. Hannah Huse*
Miss Nancy Kidder
Miss Margaret Lymburner
Miss Mary E. .jackson.
Mr. Ziccheus 1 orter's child
Mr. Joshua Adams' child
Mr. Nicliolas Phillips child
Capt. Nathin Swan's child
Capt. Josiah Simpson's son
Mr. Peter Holmes' son
Mr. James Durham's child
Mr. William Quimby's child
Mr. Samuel Jacksons Jr. child
Young man at Capt. N. Eells t
Capt. Soloman Kimball 73
Mr. S imuel Huse
Mr. J<in es Patterson 80
Mr. M.lton Patterson
Hezekiah Torrey E-q ,
Mr. Nathaniel Holden
Mr. Andrew McFarland*
Mr. Caleb Smith 58
Robert Houston E>q. CO
Mr. Jonathan Clark 78 1
Mr. Henry Pendleton*
Mrs. Starret P White
Mr. Rilph Matthewst
Mr. Michael NortoLt
Mr. Daniel Davis
Mr. John Brown
Z-iccheus Porter Esq. 44
C ipt. William Furber's son*
Mr. Oliver Lane I
Mr. Leonard Crosby's wife
Mr. Samuel Jackson's wife
Mr. Gershom F. Cox's wife
Mr. Thomas Pickard's wife
Mrs. Harriet Smith*
Mr. Abraham Libby's wife
Miss Julia Longfellow
Miss Hannah Rowet
Miss Mary Stanley
Miss Emeline Stanley
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
Mr. Nathan Stanley Jr.
Capt. Miller's Sailoit
Mrs. Giles child
Mr. John Thurston's child
Mr, John P. Kimball's child
Mr. Soloman Cunningham's child
Mr. William Torrey's child*
Mr. Thomas Houston's child
Mr. Edward Wi^jht's child
Mr. Jusiah Hall's child
Mr. Cyrus Hall's child
Mr. BenjiTnin Eells' child
Mr. Dennis Emery's child
Mr. Thomas Flagoer's cliild
Mr. Benjimin Monro's child
Mr. Isaac Dunham's child
William Ryan's child
Mr. William Eyan's child
Mr. Robert Smart's child
Mr, Josiah D. Hinds' child
Mr. Josiah D. Hinds' child
Mr. James Kelloch's child
Mr. James Kellock's child
Mr. William White's Jr. child
Mr. Lewis Beau's Jr. child
Mr. Nathaniel Patterson's 2od child
Mr. John B. Durham's child
Mr. Jacob Cunningham's child
Mr. Benjamin Brown
Mr, Elijah Torrey's child
Mr. Andrew W. Park's child
Mr. James Morrice*
♦denotes died abroad,
ures denote the age.
tbeloDged abroad. Fig-
List of Moderators presiding at meet-
ings for the choice of Town Officers in
Belfast. Also Clerks, Selectmen, Treas-
urers, Constables & Representatives.
1773 to 1825.
1773 Thomas Goldthwait* 1773.
1774 John Brown* 1774.
1775 John Tufts* 1777.
1778 John Mitchel* 1778.
1779 John Brown* 1779.
1785 John Tufts* 1786,
1787 James Patterson* 1787.
1788 Samuel McKeen* 1788,
1789 John Brown* 1789.
1790 Jerome Stephenson* 1790.
1791 John Brown* 1792,
1793 Lemuel Weeks* 1794.
1795 Jerome Stephenson* 1796.
1797 Tolford Durham 1797.
1798 Jonathan Wilson 1798.
1799 Robert Steel* 1799.
1800 Jonathan Wilson 1800.
1801 Thomas Cunningham 1804.
1805 William Crosby 1811.
1812 Oakes Angi.r 1812.
1813 Thomas Cunningham 1813.
1814 Jonathan VVilson 1814.
1815 William Crosby 1815.
1816 Jonathan Wilson 1816.
1817 Bohan P. Field 1818.
1819 William Crosby 1819.
1820 Bohan P. Field 1823.
1824 William White,
1773 John Mitchell* 1775,
1775 Samuel Houston* 1780.
1785 Samuel Houston* 1791.
1791 Alexander Clark 1800.
1800 Jonathan Wilson 1813.
1813 William Moody 1814.
1814 Benjamin Whittier* 1815.
1815 William Moody 1816.
1816 Benjamin Whittiei* 1822.
1822 Herman Abbott.
1773 John Brown* 1777.
1773 Benjamin ISesmith* 1776.
1773 James Patterson* 1777.
1776 John Tufts* 1777.
1777 Solon Stephenson* 1780.
1777 Robert Patterson 1780.
1777 Alexander Clark 1780.
1785 Samuel Houston 1788.
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
James Patterson* 1787.
John Cochrau* 1791.
Solon Stephenson* 1790.
Tolford Durham 1790.
Jijnathan VVils:^n 1791.
Robert Steel* 1792.
Samuel McKeen* 1793.
Alexander Clark 1792.
Samuel Houston 1797.
Jonathan Wilson 1794.
James Miller 1794.
James Nesmith* 1795.
Robert Steel* 1797.
James Miller 1796.
Alexander McMillan 1799.
Henry True* 1798.
Nathaniel Patterson 1798.
Robert Houston* 1802.
Daniel Clary 1800.
Ephraim McFarland 1800.
James Nesmith 1803.
James Miller 1801.
Thaddeus Spring* 1802.
Samuel Houston 1803.
John Cochra 1 1805.
Robert Houston* 1805
James Millet 1804.
Thomas Cunningham 1805.
William Crosby 1806.
Reuben Derbj* 1806.
Tolfoid Duiham 1806.
William Moody 1810.
Bohan P. Field 1808.
Samuel Houston 1809.
Isaac Senter 1809.
Henry Goddard 1811.
George Watson 1810.
Samuel Houston 1813.
John Merriara 1811.
George Watson 1814.
Benjamin Poor* 1812.
Benjamin Whittier* 1813.
Jonathan White 1814.
Joseph Houston 1814.
Asa Edmunds 1815.
1814 ISathaniel Eells
1814 Robert Patterson
1815 George Watson
1815 Jonathan White
1815 Joseph Houston
1816 Robert Patterson
1817 Manasseh Sleeper
1817 .Nathaniel Eells
1817 John Merriam
1818 James McCrillis
1819 John S. Kimball
1820 John Merriam
1820 Nathan Swan
1822 Manasseh Sleeper
1823 Philip Morrill
1823 William Avery
1824 George Watson
1824 Salathiel Nickerson
1825 Rufus B. AUyn
1825 Joseph Smith
1825 Samutl Gordon
1773 John Barnet
1779 John Cochran
1785 John Tufts
1786 Tolford Durham
1796 Jonathun Wilson
1797 Solon Stephenson
1798 Tolford Duiham
1802 James Nesmith
1805 Bohan P. Field
1806 James Nesmith *
1809 John Wilson
1812 John Huse
1813 John Anuier
1814 John Merriara
1815 John Cochran
1817 Asa Edmunds
1818 John S. KimbUl
1820 Zacheus Porter
1821 Rutus B. AUyn
1822 John S. Kimball
1823 Samuel French
1824 Thomas Marshall.
HISTORY OF BELFAST.
Nathaniel M. Lowney
John T Poor.
Isaac B. Ulmer.
John S, Kimball
Ralph C. Johnson
LIBRRRY OF CONGRESS
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