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History of Litchfield (Maine), and an account of its Centennial Celebration, 1895, Part 1 & 2. Oliver Barrett Clason. Softcover, (1897), 2 Volumes, repr. 1992, New, Index, 568 pp.
No one person was credited with being the editor of this work for the original printing although all those who participated were well documented in the book. However. Hon. Clason was one of the main authors and was also Instrumental in gathering together the genealogies and biographies for this work, providing one of the most complete collections of family records on this, or any, Maine town.
Several pages are given over to the celebration but most of the text concerns the families and the town’s history. Information on the numerous families comprises about one-half of the book; the majority of families are carried through two or three generations. The historical part covers such topics as the town’s civil history, its churches and several biographies of the ministers, its soldiers (especially during the Civil War), its schools, and its doctors. Dozens of photographs highlight the text with views of individuals and town scenes. A new name index makes the information In this book easy to find.
Parts of Litchfield were once or are now part of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham. Wales, Webster, Lisbon, and Monmouth, Maine. Many families passed through Litchfield on their way to other places such as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana. This reprinting should prove useful to those researching ancestors located in the Maine counties of Androscoggin, Lincoln, Cumberland, and York.