Early Settlers of Weld
These historical sketches were original published in the "Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder" between 1882 and 1896. The quarterly volumes were eventually consolidated and published as a whole, Edited by S. M. Watson. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1973. 9 v. in 3. Reprint of a periodical published quarterly, 1884-95; monthly, 1898, in Portland; and suspended during 1890-92, 1894, 1896-97
The author of these Weld sketches is "E.J. Foster" and his excerpts appeared in Volume I,
& 2 , and Volume II, numbers; 1, 2, 3, & 4. The period he
describes is that of 1782 to 1819. However, he makes many references to Weld
residents present at the time of his recording this history (1885 - 1895). I
have included the names of these individuals as well in the all
name index. This index includes over 300 people and can be accessed from
this page, or via a link at the end of the text. I have built initial hyperlinks
from the index to the text but all of the secondary and tertiary links for each
person are not yet finished.
I do not know as yet who E.J. Foster was, but I assume he is related closely to the Jere Foster of the text. He was certainly a resident of Weld. For this genealogical purpose, I have merely consolidated the material. There are misspellings and punctuation errors in the text, but I have left them untouched. -A.J. Watson
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