Register of Greene, Maine
The Town Register of
Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds & Green, Maine
Compiled by: Mitchell and Gott
Published by The H. E. Mitchell Co.
Brunswick, Maine 1905
HISTORY OF GREENE
1775— Benj. Ellingwood made the first clearing within the present town and in 1775 is said to have raised a
good crop of corn.
Benj. Ellingwood, first settler, about 1775; Benj. Merrill, North Yarmouth, 1775; Dea. Lemuel Cummings, North Yarmouth; Capt. John Daggett, Charleston, Mass., 1786; Thos. Taylor, 1780; Joseph, Eli and Samuel Herrick, Methuen, Mass., 1780; The Larrabee family, Yarmouth, Stephen Larrabee; Benjamin Rackley, Yarmouth; Abner Brown; William Coburn, Dracut, Mass., and sons, Jesse, Eliphalet, Joshua, William and Joel, about 1783; John Mower, Chariton, Mass., 1786; Jonathan Mower, Chariton, Mass., 1786; Thomas Stevens, Chariton, Mass., 1786; Benj. Alden, Connecticut, soon after the Revolution; Luther Robbins, Hanover, Mass., 1788; Bradford Rose, Taunton, Mass., 1789; Simeon Rose, Taunton, Mass., 1790; John Allen, Turner, 1790; Elisha Keen, 1790; William Sawyer, Wells, 1791; Zebedee Shaw, Middleborough, Mass., 1790; John, Silas, Moses and Barron Harris, before 1795; Daniel Wilkins, Dracut, Mass., about 1792; John Moulton, Batcheler Stetson, New Gloucester, 1791; Benj. Parker, Freeport, 1800; James Lamb, 1800; Samuel Chad bourn, Wells, 1800; Thos. Longley, Waterford, 1804; David Thompson, Lewiston; Capt. David Hopper, Freeport, 1807; Nath. Hill, Wells, 1808; Elijah Barrell, Paris, 1814; Dr. Alfred Pierce, 1817; Silas Richardson, Dracut, Mass., Hannibal Farwell, Vassalboro, 1817. The above include practically all the early settlers who were at all permanent in their settlement.
CHURCHES AND PASTORS.
Rev. James Potter, first preacher. Church organized 1793, with 25 members. Rev. Lemuel Jackson,first pastor, 1797; Leniuel Cummings, first deacon and an early leader. First meeting house built about 1794. PASTORS:—Rev. Thos. Wyman, 1808-09; Rev. John Daggett, 1810-20; Rev. Daniel Pierce, 1825; Revs. David Nutter, Reuben Ball, Samuel Fogg, D. P. Bailey, from 1825 to 1835; Phineas Pillsbury, 1839-40; Martin Byrne, Cyrus Case, Arthur Drinkwater, W. T. Sargent, 1857-64; David Nutter, T. W. Emerson, Dr. Wilson, (1868); Converse R. Daggett, 1872-75; C. M. Emery, 1878-82; O. Richardson, 1882-85; Robert Scott, 1886-91; E. A. Cranston, 1893; J. R. Herrick, 1895-96; W. C. Wescott, 1897-99; George Hill, 1901-05.
FREE BAPTIST CHURCH
Organized April 7, 1826, Rev. Samuel Robbins, preacher. First meeting house built in the west part of the town near the river, in 1828. Society re-organized in 1856 with 22 members. Church erected 1878. Among the pastors have been Rev. Mr. Robbins, Gideon Perkins, E. G. Eaton, Jairus Fuller, Mark Getchell and other early pastors; those since 1875 have been Revs. A. S. Prescott, C. R. Daggett, George W. Gould; F. H. Peckharn, 1895-99; E. J. Hatch, R. S. White, C. M. C. Selinger, 1904.
Meeting house erected in 1827-28. Religious society organized April 23, 1831. Re-organized 1879. Pulpit now vacant.
Society in the Northern part of town. Rev. C. R. Daggett, local preacher for many years. Recent pastors: Revs. C. D. Blaisdell, 1892; G. C. Powers, 1894; F. H. Hill, 1895; E. S. Cudworth, 1897; A. C. Cook, 1903; G. O. Pinkham, 1905; one pastor generally serving until the appointment of his successor.
Duane Mower, 1850-53; Silas Sprague, 1854-55; Henry P. Curtis, 1856-59; F. N. Mower, 1860-61; H. P. Curtis, 1862; A. P. Mower, 1863; F. N. Mower, 1864; A. Pierce, 1865-77; H. H. Burbank, 1878-83; A. Pierce, 1884; Thos. G. Pratt, 1885; W. H. Thomas, 1886-88; William Sprague, 1889-1903; O. E. Hanscom, 1904-05.
1850—Augustus Sprague, Harrison Rose, Isaac Jennings.
The following were in the colonial service in the Revolution prior to their settlement in Greene: Col. Wm. Sprague, Col. Jabez Bates, Capt. John Daggett, Capt. Ichabod Phillips, Jarius Phillips, Luther Robbins, Jno. and Samuel Mower, Thos. More, Geo. Berry, Jno. Allen, Jos. McKenuey, Benj. Alden, Ezekiel Hackett, Bachelor Stetson, and Benj. Quimby.
CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS.
A. I. Additon, C. H. Additon, S. W. Adams, Stiliman Bond, J. S. Bordwell, A. H. Briggs, J. T. Beal, M. G. Beal, C. A. Bradbury, C. B. Beal, B. S. Bradbury, J. S. Brown, S. B. Cummings, A. I. Clark, L. C. Chadbourne, Daniel Canlon, William Clark, Geni. A. S. Daggett, E. P. Dyer, C. R. Daggett, A. N. Dexter, William Donnell, C. C. Gorman, V. P. Dillingham, B. A. Eaton, D. P. Eaton, Francis Evans, H. T. Frost, 0. W. Frost, Almon Fogg, Orrin Furbush, C. A. Fogg, James Ferguson, H. M. Gould, F. J. Gurney, Ezekiel Hackett, Dennis Harris, O. W. Hackett, W. S. Hill, William Johnson, John Knowles, S. K. Knox, Jacob Kimball, G. A. Knox, William Kelley, Nathaniel Lovejoy, Jr., G. P. Lowell, H. B. Lowell, J. R. Lowell, J. M. Lowell, C. H. Lowell, Henry Lane, W. E. Longley, C. W. Longfellow, A. P. Mower, Aaron Mower, L. M. Mower, J. H. Mower, E. S. Mower, B. F. Mower, J. C. Mower, W. F. Mower, C. H. Morse, Edwin Moulton, W. S. Wright, G. W. McKenney, W. H. Michaels, T. H. Mower, Alden Moulton, A. N. G. Moulton, E. H. Nason, William Needham, C. H. Pratt, T. G. Pratt, Jabez Pratt, J. P. Pratt, L. S. Patten, T. W. Parker, Darius Pease, Ellery Perea, Harland Page, John Philpot, Thomas Quinn, W. F. Record, E. R. Record, Henry Ricker, J. M Robbins, Chas. Richardson, Alfred Richardson, T. S. Rose, I. G. Rackley, John Ready, W. H. Starbird, H. S. Stuart, J. H. Stevens, C. P. Stevens, William Stevens, W. C. Stevens, H. A. Smith, Henry Sanboru, Gardner Smith, A. G. Stuart, Henry Spaulding, E. W. Taylor, E. P. Wardwell, George Wentworth, B. P. Winston, J. U. Winslow.
The following men have either located here for the practice of medicine or are natives of Greene who have become successful in its practice elsewhere: Dr. Alfred Pierce, Ruggles Sylvester, Allen Phillips, H. L. K. Wiggin, Alonzo Herrick, Sewall Allen, Lewis Beals, Greenlief D. Daggett, Geo. Dearborne, John F. Pratt, Thos. J. Crossman, W. Scott Hill, Holman Jennings, Albion Pierce, Geo. L. Peaslee, Frank E. Sleeper, H. H. Purington, L. S. Lombard, L. O. Cobb and 0. E. Hanscom, the last now in practice here.