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===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
 
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.<br><br>
 
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.<br><br>
To see the churches in Benton, visit.<br><br>
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To see the churches in Benton, visit [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?includeIsParent=true&primaryText=Benton,%20Kennebec,%20Maine,%20United%20States&reqParents=4272504&reqParentsLabel=Town&reqParentsType=376&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within:Benton,%20Kennebec,%20Maine,%20United%20States&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places].<br><br>
 
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 Benton:<br><br>
 
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 Benton:<br><br>
  
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===Land Records===
 
===Land Records===
 
The following are online land records for the town of Benton:
 
The following are online land records for the town of Benton:
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*'''1835-1838''' {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]] - index and images
  
 
===Libraries and Historical Societies===
 
===Libraries and Historical Societies===
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===Probate Records===
 
===Probate Records===
 
In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Benton:
 
In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Benton:
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*'''1584-1999''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8994/ Maine, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index and images
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*'''1760-1979''' {{RecordSearch|2040534|Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] - [[Maine, County Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]] - images
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*'''1779-1915''' {{RecordSearch|1386085|Maine, Kennebec County Probate Estate Files, 1779-1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine, Kennebec County Probate Estates Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], images
  
 
===Town Histories===
 
===Town Histories===
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===Vital Records===
 
===Vital Records===
 
====Births====
 
====Births====
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*'''1670-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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*'''1739-1900''' {{RecordSearch|1674856|Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1670-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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*'''1771-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1674915|Maine Marriages, 1771-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1841-1910''' {{RecordSearch|1674914|Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1960-1996''' {{RecordSearch|2046945|Maine Death Index, 1960-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
  
 
===References===
 
===References===

Revision as of 09:58, 2 February 2021

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on Benton, 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 Benton, 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 Benton:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Benton:

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 Benton:

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 Benton 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.

Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
Phone: 2O7-453-7191
Benton Town Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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