Also known as No.12 Range 3


List of Early Settlers

1854 Report of the Commissioners

Some Early Deaths

Mapleton Links



Mapleton Town Office, 103 Pulcifur Rd., Mapleton, ME  04757-4315   207+764-3754


List of Early Settlers from Land Office Field Notes at Maine State Archives

Located in Maine State Archives:2117-0109 Misc. Box #3 Folder #1 Vol. 7 p. 4 [town names] inserted by L.A.

We found only 4 families residing on these townships. Peter Bull in N12 3d Range [Mapleton], William Dalton in N13 of the same range [Washburn], Nathl. Churchill in N12 4th range [Castle Hill], and Daniel Hickey in N12 5th range [Portage]. I understood from Mr. Churchill, that several persons had made a beginning higher up on the river, intending to move their families to this place the present season from Somerset County, and that he, as well as the rest of the settlers were friendly to the survey, and were willing to purchase their land of the State whenever required.     Dec. 1826       (signed)  Joseph Norris   & Joseph C. Norris




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 Township No. 12, Range 3 page 20

Section & No. Name Acres Remarks
11 Stephen Harris 161,76  
12 Andrew H. Packard 155,86  
13 Jeremiah Crouse 158,12  
15 William Clark 158,67  
23 Shepard Packard 103,12  
24 Geo. W. Packard 166,40  
25 Samuel Casey 202,35  


William Bull

John W. Beckwith



North half

South half

30 James Beckwith 190,80  
40 Geo. W. Packard 123,75  
41 John C. Harris 116,61  
42 Ansel Packard 141,31  
45 George W. Packard 109,31  




Some Early Death Records

Located at Maine State Archives, Roll #423 which includes Mapleton Birth, Death Records for 1859-1891. The following list is a copy of a copy. Use this as a clue for retrieving the actual records whenever possible. 

Mapleton VR 1864-1891, Deaths in 1884 (that is the heading, but you will see other years)

James Peary May 1883
Gardiner Wilcox Aug 8 1884
B. H. Chandler Mar 14 1884
Lilla? Nason Aug 1883
Harvey Park Mar 1884
Frank Chandler Sep 1883
William Garland Sep 1883
J. H. Libbey Jan 1884
John Coffin Jun 1883
Vesta A. Pinkham Jan 16 1884
Charles O. Lumbard? Oct 29 1883
Arthur McLaughlin 3 months

page 100 Record of Deaths

Wilcox William E. Mar 20 1877
Wilcox Amy G. Mar 22 1877
Hughes infant son of E. P. Sep 10 1876
Hughes John A. Apr 15 1877
Hughes Viola S. Feb 20 1876
Gray George E. Oct 26 1874
Hughes Leslie M. Apr 25 1877
Hughes America P. Mar 12 1866
Hughes Georgiana Sep 10 1862
Hughes John W. Jun 6 1862
Welsh Alice M. Oct 28 1877
Lovely Eugene Jan 10 1878
Demerchant Agnes Oct 9 1878
Currier Rosetta Jan 10 1875
Currier Frank Oct 22 1874
Ervin Martha A. Apr 27 1875
Ervin George E. Aug 8 1875
Rose William J. Feb 3 1872
Creasy Benjamin Jan 28 1872
Coffin Sophronia L. P.  Dec 10 1871
Coffin Amanda B. Sep 18 1875
Ross George E. Nov 26 1875
Ervin Susan Jan 31 1875
Brannan Elizabeth Feb 7 1877
Mardin William G. Dec 2 1873
Mardin Everit E. Nov 10 1873
Casey Mertie B. Apr 10 1877
Higgins Edward G. Feb 19 1877
Crockett ?Lidie? Feb 26 1878
Whitlock ?T.? Jan 22 1869
Smith Clara Jul 1878
Higgins May G Nov 12 1877
Bra  ley George A. Mar 26 1877        (appears that a letter had been
Bra  ley Willard B. Mar 29 1877        erased in each of these names
Bra  ley Fred ? Apr 4 1877           leaving a space between a + l)
Hendershot Emma M. Jul 27 1875
page 101
Smith Effie B. Mar 14 1877
Smith Selden H. Mar 28 1877
Hatch Francis Oct 1 1872
Norris Melvina Oct 15 1877
Chandler Joseph May 6 1870
Higgins Eugene H. B. Nov 13 1874
Higgins Alma T. Feb 19 1877
Higgins ?O. Dyer? Sep 20 1878
Higgins Alma F. Mar 19 1878
Ball Freeman L. Nov 22 1875
Ball Alma E. Feb 13 1873
Stewart Pemilia Mar 28 1876
Morton Joseph Sep 4 1875
Hughes L. ? E. Apr 14 1877
Hughes Flora E. May 11 1877
At the bottom of the page,  not marked as Deaths, but on the same page
Beckwith Minnie E Jun 9 1879
Beckwith Edith S. Jun 9 1879
Porter Rose R. 1879
Porter Maude L. 1879
Bull Frank W. 1879
Perry Martha P. 1879
?Furst Agnes M. Oct 11 1880


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