Maine State Year-Book and Legislative Manual

for the year 1874-5

by Edmund S. Hoyt, prepared pursuant to orders of the Legislature; published by Hoyt and Fogg, Portland, ME

Bingham

Twenty-two miles N.N.W. of Skowhegan, on stage-line to the Forks. Settled 1784. Incorporated Feb 6, 1812, and named in honor of William Bingham. Area 23,040 acres. Population - 1850, 752; 1860, 833; 1870, 826. Valuation, 1860 - Polls, 159; Estates, $120,360; 1870 - Polls, 210; Estates $201,017.

Postmaster - Simeon Goodrich
Selectmen - T.F. Houghton, Edwin S. Baker, Elias Smith.
Town Clerk - T.F. Houghton
Treasurer - A. Dinsmore
Constable and Collector - G.W. McIntire
School Committee - S.W. Baker, M.A. Goodrich, Miss Mary A. Goodrich
Clergymen - Luther French (Solon), Meth.
Physicians - J.P. Spaulding, F. Williams, D.E. Parsons
Justices - Joel Colby, March 10, 1869; C. Baker, Jan 23,1868; H.B. Baker, June 6, 1871; Theodore Ames, Dec. 25, 1872, Quorum.
Merchants - S.A. & A. Dinsmore, S. Goodrich, L.C. Andrews, Joel Colby, B. Smith 2nd, H.B. Baker, H.J. Abby, Mrs. E. Savage.
Manufacturers - C.M. & A. Baker, driving corks and axes; Seth Goodrich & Co., lumber; W.P. Preble, carriages; J. Dealy, J. Stevens, tailors; L. Baker, harnesses.
Hotels - Bingham House, Warren Holbrook; Stage House, G. Savage.

 

Concord

Twenty miles N.N.W. of Skowhegan, on mail route from No. Anson. Incor. Jan 25, 1821. Population - 1850, 550; 1860, 541; 1870, 452. Valuation, 1860 - Polls, 120; Estates, $69,179; 1870 - Polls, 107; Estates $91,594.

Postmaster - Jacob Savage
Selectmen - W.W. Hamblet, H.H. Savage, C.S. Healy
Town Clerk - W.W. Hamblet
Treasurer - M.W. Berry
Constable and Collector - Daniel Robinson
School Committee - O.O. Vittum, E.O. Vittum, Silas Hamblet
Clergymen - Samuel Savage (No. Anson), F. Bap.
Justices - O.O. Vittum, March 30, 1868, Quorum.
Merchant - O.O. Vittum, general stores, and cattle broker
Manufacturers - Hiram Witham, E.W. Bowen, lumber.

 

Moscow

Twenty-five miles N.N.W. of Skowhegan. On stage-line from Skowhegan to the forks of Kennebec. Settled 1784. Incorporated the 211th town, Jan 30, 1816, and named for the Russian city. First settled in 1773 and called Bakerstown. Baptist church established in 1812. Area 23,040 acres. Population - 1850, 577; 1860, 574; 1870, 528. Valuation, 1860 - Polls, 140; Estates, $61,702; 1870 - Polls, 127; Estates $91,836.

Selectmen - J.H. Goodrich, E.H. Baker, John Gray.
Town Clerk - J.H. Goodrich
Treasurer - S. Whitney
School Committee - J.H. Goodrich, A. Burke, E.H. Baker.
Clergymen - Elder Buker, F. Bap.
Justices - I. Temple, Feb 20, 1869; J.H. Goodrich, Feb 10, 1872, Quorum.
Hotel - John Carney

 

Carratunk Plantation

Thirty miles North of Skowhegan. Settled 1810. Organized, 1840. Population - 1870, 214.

Postmaster - Joseph Clark
Assessors - Ephraim Witham, H.S. Williams, Paul H. Cate.
Clerk - Ephraim Witham
Treasurer - Joseph Clark
School Supervisor - Ephraim Witham
Justice - Ephraim Witham, Oct. 20, 1868, Quorum.
Manufacturers - E. Witham & Son, axes and cant-dogs; Jos. Clark, lumber.

 

Solon

Fifteen miles N.N.W. of Skowhegan on stage-line to The Forks. First settled, 1782. Incorporated, Feb 23, 1809. Population - 1840, 1139; 1850, 1419; 1860, 1345; 1870, 1176. Valuation, 1860 - Polls, 301; Estates, $245,306; 1870 - Polls, 306; Estates $331,919.

Postmaster - Albert Gordon; South, John Bean
Selectmen - David Patterson, Stephen Merrill, Moses Corson
Town Clerk - Turner Buswell
Treasurer - H.M. Bodwell
School Committee - Daniel W. Jewett, Henry M. Bodwell, R.A. Bacheller.
Clergymen - Ezra N. Smith, Cong.; Luther P. French, Meth.
Physicians - J.B. Kinsman, D.S. Hunnewell, Jonathan Moore.
Lawyers - O.R. Bacheller, E.G. Savage
Notary - E.G. Savage, Feb. 10, 1864
Justices- O.R. Bacheller, Dec. 29, 1866; E.G. Savage, April 7, 1871; Z.F. Hathorn, March 16, 1870; J. Whipple, March 4, 1868; Elijah Wilson, Feb. 23, 1871; H. Whipple, Jan 13, 1872; Turner Buswell, Aug. 13, 1872, Quorum; David R. McIntire, Feb 5, 1873, Trial; O.R. Bacheller, E.G. Savage, D.R. McIntire, Dedimus.
Merchants- Edmund Coolidge, C.B. McIntire, groceries; B.M. Longley, S.Webb, S. Curtis, A.D. Lord, D.R. McIntire, dry goods and groceries; Parkman and Rowell, hardware; Anna Buswell, Julia A. Moore, millinery; Turner Buswell, drugs and books; John H. Rowell, jeweler; S.N. Tibbetts, boots, shoes and leather.
Manufacturers - Jesse Baker, wood work; S.N. Tibbetts, Wilson & Moore, carding and cloth dressing; John Bacheller, leather; S. Whipple, carriages, Alvah Lord, grist-mill; O.W. Hilton, lumber; J.M. Moore, J.T. Merrill, harnesses; J. Stevens, tailor.
Printer- Turner Buswell
Assot'ns- Masons - Keystone, Wednesday, on or before full moon. L.O.G.T. - Solon, Thurs.
Hotel - J.L. Thompson

 

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