History of the Town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine [2 volumes]


From the Earliest Settlement In 1787 Down to the Present Time, Embracing the Cessions of New Sharon, New Vineyard, Anson, and Stark. In Two Parts, Including the History and Genealogy of Many of the Leading Families of the Town

"Though not widely known, Industry is a town that has a history of which every citizen may justly be proud… To rescue the life-story of these noble men and women from oblivion has been the author’s aim." Geography and natural resources, land titles, the town’s settlement, events (1800–1893), the fascinating journal of William Allen, education, religion, the militia and the War of 1812, mills and manufacturing, merchants, post offices, the temperance movement, reminiscences, brief biographical sketches of “The Boys in Blue,” and much more are discussed in the first part of this book. The second volume, devoted to genealogical “Notes,” covers ninety-three family names that are augmented by varying amounts of biographical information. An abundance of names and dates, lists of names, numerous illustrations, and a full-name index enhance this work.

William Collins Hatch

(1893), 2013, paper, index, 2 vols., 1026 pp.

ISBN: 9780788418983