Also known as Forestville Plantation; Lyndon; Eaton Grant; Eaton Plantation; Township Letter H Ranges 1 & 2; Township I Ranges 1 & 2.



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Report of the Commissioners Appointed Under Resolve of April 12, 1854 to Locate grants and determine the extent of Possessory Claims Under the Late Treaty with Great Britain Augusta: Stevens & Blaine, Printers to the State 1855

Location of Report at State of Maine Archives: Land Office Records: Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1 Archival Box 1854 Record Group Location A21R20 4-9 Box Number 1

"We have heard the statements and proofs, and have surveyed land set off by metes and bounds, to the persons whose names are here underwritten, the following described lots having been possessed and improved by them or the persons under them whom they claim, for more than six years before the date of the treaty."

[The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, the purpose of which was to settle the boundary lines between the United States and Great Britain, in this case, Maine and New Brunswick.]

from page 17:

"We have examined the claims of persons who claim to be equitably entitled to land under said treaty, by reason of possession and improvement, but whose possession had not been commenced six years before the treaty, and have determined the extent of their several claims.

Many of the settlers, on said lots, have purchased or contracted for the same, since the date of the treaty, and have thereby acquired a title to their land.

Several of these lots are located on townships the title to which is not in the State. The proprietors of said townships are willing to release their title to said lots for a reasonable compensation, or exchange the same for other lands belonging to the State.

In the record hereunto annexed, we have omitted those lots set off by the former Commissioners, under the resolves of 1844, upon the St. John River, which were not improved prior to the date of the treaty."

In the Tract Granted to General Eaton  pages 19, 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
18 Abel Humphrey 167  
22 James Walton 38  
23 Cornelius Gambeen 42,25  
29 Dennis Hale 175,75  
30 Elisha Hale 82,25  
31 James Keegan 112  

In Township H Range 2 page 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks


Lydia Ann Walton &

Heirs of Chas. Walton


1/2 In common

1/2 in common


Jesse Drew




Ivory Hardison




Ivory Hardison,


Oliver A. Hardison




All of said lot lying on the East side of the road

Remainder of said lot.


Ivory Hardison



In Township I, Range 2 page 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
1 John Cochran 122  
2 David Collins 133  
3 Alexander Cochran, Jr. 125  

"We have examined the claims of persons, under the Treaty, by reason of possession and improvements of lands lying within the township granted to the town of Plymouth, and the tract granted to General Eaton, and have surveyed and set off by metes and bounds, to the persons whose names are here underwritten, the following described lots, lying within the limits of said grants, having been possessed or improved by said persons, or those under whom they claim, for more than six years before the date of the treaty.

The title to said Lands can be procured, from the present owners of the fee, for two dollars per acre."

In the Tract Granted to General Eaton  pages 32,33




Value of Improve-


Names of Occupants



John Sands & Thos. Walton



Michael Keane






John Thompson



James Shea






Robert Richards



Dennis Shughrue

Except one acre conveyed to Patri'k Conley


Dennis Shughrue





James Corkins















North part described in deed from Dennis Shughrue


George F. Parks



George F. Parks


7 Hannah Parks 135 300 Jonathan Parks  
8 David O. Parks 192 450 David O. Parks  
9 John Buber 77 375 John Buber  
10 William Buber 77 375 William Buber  
11 Charles Butler 52 300 Same  
12 Nathaniel Buber 61 200 Nathaniel Buber  
13 Jesse Patridge 54 75 Jesse Patridge Except 1 1/2 acres conveyed to Moses Grass
  Moses Glass 150   Sae 1 1/2 acres in Lot No. 13
14 Patrick Somers 79,05 250 Collingwood Murphy  
15 John Gallaugher 83 200 Same  
16 Elias Brown 69 400 Elias Brown  
17 Solomon Brown 72 450 Solomon Brown  
19 James & Edw. Doyle 43,75 400 Patrick Conley Subject to a mortgage to said Conley
20 Samuel Wark 79,25 550 Samuel Wark  
21 Lawrence Kelly 84,10 350 Lawrence Kelly  
24 James Walton 34,50 250 Robert Richards  
25 Jonah Whiteknact 68 300 Jonah Whiteknact  
26 Thomas Kelly 141,50 250 Patrick Kelly  
27 Patrick Kelly 182,35 375 Same  


Elizabeth Dondy

Heirs of David Dondy



David Dondy

1/2 in comm'n

1/2 in comm'n



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