Freeman, Franklin County, Maine Genealogy

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Freeman is an extinct plantation and town, now an unorganized territory (township) in the East Central Franklin townships of Franklin County, Maine. Freeman was settled in 1797 and incorporated as a town in 1808 from the Little River Plantation. Freeman's incorporation was surrendered in 1937.[1][2]

Other names: Township 3 R2 West of Kennebec River; Little River Plantation; Falmouth; Falmouth Township.[3]

County. What is now Franklin County was set off from Lincoln to Kennebec County in 1799; to Somerset County in 1809; to Franklin County in 1838.[3]

Boundary Changes. In 1823 some of Freeman was used to form North Salem (now Salem Township). In 1833 some of Freeman was used to form New Portland.[3]

Records. Residents of Freeman were enumerated in West Portland in the 1800 federal census.[3]

Freeman town and vital records, 1843-1877, are preserved in Strong, Maine. A microfilm copy of Freeman town and vital records is available from the Family History Library on film 012069 Item 5. See also George A. Thompson, and Janet Thompson, A genealogical history of Freeman, Maine, 1796-1938 : in three volumes (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1996). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.172/F2 D2t.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 153. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  2. Additional data on Freeman Township, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia at,_Maine accessed 4 Mar 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Freeman Township, Franklin County, Maine] in Maine Genealogy (accessed 20 April 2013).

Adjacent towns: Avon | Kingfield | New Portland | Phillips | Salem Township | Strong