Register of Leeds, 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 LEEDS
1780-81-This land was surveyed by the proprietors of the Pejepseot Claim. Thomas and Roger Stinchfield made
first settlement in 1780.
The following is a list of men who petitioned for the incorporation of a town, January, 1800. Isaac Collier, Stephen Welcome, Josiah Turner, Morgan Brewster, Samuel Strong, John Jennings, Zoar Sampson, Beriab Sampson, James Sampson, Simon Wood, Jr., Jacob Bailey, John Bates, Levi Bates, Nat'l House, Jr., Elias Lane, Bachier Wing, Nat'l Owen, Joseph Mitchell, Daniel Lane, Peter Lane, Oliver Randall, Abiel Dailey, Ephraim Andrews, Amos Beany, Joshua Barry, Stephen Foster, Solomon Millet, Thos. Addison, Thos. Francis, Eleazar Rand, Thos. Epes, Oliver Otis, Jamey Lain, Andrew Cushman, Jas. S. Panley, Cornelius Gilbert, Jonathan Fish, Richard Higgins, Giddins Lane, Dani. Lane, Jr., Obadiah Pettingill, Wm. Turner, Wm. Pettingill, Thos. Lindsay, Fish, Dani. Robins, Thos. Millet, David Woodman, Rogers Stenchfield, Samuel Gilbert, Benj. Gilbert, Micah Sampson, Heircy Gilbert, Wm. Gilbert, Edward Bailey, Beriah Sampson, Jr., Joseph Bishop, Dan'l Lothrop, Jr., Geo. Turner, Sullivan Lothrop, Dan'l Lothrop, Geo. Lothrop, Jacob Day.
CHURCHES AND PASTORS.
"Church of Christ" constituted at Leeds Center, in June, 1800. Elder Thomas Francis, pastor. First
Baptist Society, inc. 1804, 30 members. Meeting house completed, 1806. Mr. Francis remained pastor until his death
in 1836. Followed by frequent changes. Pastors since 1870 :-Revs. S. S. Brownson, 1870-73; Abram Snyder, 1876-86;
J. R. Herrick, 1888-92; Robert Scott, 1892-95; J. B. Bryant, 1896; E. H. Doane, 1899-1900; U. W. Small is local
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Rev. Jesse Lee preached here Dec. 23, 1794. Class formed about 1795. No early records. Class formed on Quaker
Ridge, by Rev. John Allen, 1838. Meeting house erected, 1851. Other classes formed in various parts of the town.
Chapel at Keen's Corner erected 1891. Pastors since 1880:-Revs. Greenwood Gordon, J. P. Cole, Rev. Mr. Clifford,
C. R. Daggett. J. P. Roberts, W. H. Congdon, Joseph Moulton, Isaac Beals, C. D. Blaisdell, C. H. Williams, F. W.
Smith, F. H. Billington, F. H. Hill, E. S. Cudworth, A. C. Cook, G. 0. Pinkham.
FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH.
Church organized at North Leeds, Feb. 11, 1829, by Elder Abizer Bridges. In 1836 it reached a membership of 75. Union Chapel erected on that date, dedicated Nov. 16. There were eight members in 1891. Rev. Greenwood C. Gordon pastor.
The Quaker Society erected a house of worship on Quaker Ridge in 1807. House later removed one mile west, near their cemetery. Later still moved again farther west. Supporters removed from town, among them the Baileys who moved to Winthrop. About 1869 the house was sold and torn down.
1850, Friend D. Lord; 1851-53, Franklin B. Leonard; 1854-57, John Turner; 1858-62, Gessius F. Jennings; 1863-65, Davis Francis; 1866-68, Joseph G. Gott; 1869-78, John Turner; 1879, Charles H. Foster; 1880, Wm. R. Pettingill; 1881-82, Chas. H. Foster; 1883, Gustavus W. Lane; 1884-1901, R. S. Loring; 1902, M. L. Sawtelle; 1903, N. P. Gould; 1904-05, King Bartlett.
1850, Josiah Day; 1851-55, John Gilmore; 1856-62, Issacher Lane; 1863-76, Benjamin Francis; 1877-78, Davis Francis; 1879-80, Seth Howard; 1881-83, G. W. Lane; 1884-85, Seth Howard; 1886-87, Benjamin Turner; 1888, G. A. Jennings; 1889-91, T. S. Carver, 1892, Seth Howard; 1893, C. B. Lane; 1894, Fred Perry; 1895, C. A. Jennings; 1896-1900, T. H. Boothby; 1901, D. P. True; 1902-04, H. W. Ryder; 1905, L. L. Russell.
1850-Peleg B. Caswell, S. L. Howard, Geo. K. Stinchfield.
CIVIL WAR ENLISTMENTS.
Albin Morris, Gen'l O. O. Howard, Gen'l. Chas. H. Howard, Russell Carver, Page T. Francis, Jason Carver, Lloyd
B. Caswell, Francis George, John C. Keene, Levi R. Bates, Henry S. Turner, Benj. Woodman, Corp. Elisha K. Marui,
Henry O. Fabyan, Walter W. Boothby, Capt. Dexter W. Howard, Jos. O. Sturtevant, Jeremiah Day, Corp. Chas. H. Bodge,
John B. Jennings, M. F. Cushman, Jas. W. Libby, Franklin Peare, Albert M. Rose, John Q. Robbins, Wansbrow Turner,
John C. Gifford, Henry Hackins, Augustus S. George, Otis B. George, Enoch T. Fish, Frank White, Dan'l Brown, Jas.
D. Towle, Lieut. Jordan D. Carvill, Azel A. Burnham, Capt. Jas. W. Libby, Jas. Carver, Stephen W. Grant, Geo. E.
Gilbert, Lloyd A. Gilbert, David Morse, Ser. Herbery Hunton, John P. R. Sleeper, Alonzo Impy, Corp. Jos. G. Lamb,
Chas. R. Berry, John A. Burnham, Eben Curtis, 2nd., Geo. E. Hussey, Rollin F. Jennings, George Peare, Samuel W.
Pettingill, Granville Richmond, Wm. W. Wheeler, Wm. Doyle, Thos. L. Bubier, Addison D. Gilbert, Calvin B. Keene,
Winslow Turner, Ser. Chas. H. Leadbetter, Ser. Oscar D. Turner, Ser. Albert Barker, Corp. Loring P. Gould, Corp.
Sewall Woodman, Corp. Geo. T. Bishop, Seth F. Burnham, Milton W. Burnham, Joseph H. Burnham, Russell L. Gould,
Daniel W. Hinkley, Chas. T. Knights, Lorenzo Leadbetter, Frank J. Lindsey, Corp. Thos. J. Lindsey, Rufus K. Peare,
Ireson B. Petterigill, Elisha P. Ramsdell, John R. Smith, Joshua H. Sumner, John E. Woodman, Corp. Henry T. Frost,
Jas. H. Gardner, Henry Shea, Isaac T. Boothby, Joseph M. Curtis, Willard J. Fish, Albert F. Gilmore, Wm. O. Parlin,
Caleb W. Battles, Erastos E. Gilbert, Warren Sturtevant, Wm. Morton, Roscoe G. Beals, Ser. Volney H. Foss, Lucius
C. Robbins, Corp. Leonard L. Rose, Levi W. Wheeler, Seth G. Rose, J. S. Dow, Salmon C. Brewster, Lendall S. Caswell,
Corp. E. Riley Bishop, Chas. P. Knight, David E. Trask, Roscoe C. Lindsey, Orpheys M. Leonard.