Temple, Franklin County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The area of Franklin County was first settled in 1796. In 1803 Temple was incorporated as a town from Abbotsville Plantation, also known as Number One Plantation which was created from Township Number One Abbot's Purchase (T1 AP) prior to 1803.[1] [2] [3]

Temple annexed land from part of Wilton in 1831.[4]

When Temple became a town in 1803 it was originally in Kennebec County by a declaration of 1805, but was set off to Franklin County in 1839.[2]

Additional data on Temple, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Temple, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Temple:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Temple:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Temple:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Temple:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Temple town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 67 (digital p. 76), and 89 (digital p. 98). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Temple, Franklin County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).
  3. Legal History of Abbotstown Plantation, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).
  4. Legal History of Temple, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 September 2013).