Appleton, Knox County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Part of Barretstown Plantation (later became Hope) was set off to Appleton Plantation (now Knox Co.) prior to 1800. It was also known as Appleton Ridge Plantation, also known as Sunnebec. It was incorporated as the Town of Appleton in 1829. Appleton annexed part of Hope in 1843.[1]

County boundary changes:  Lincoln County set off this land to Waldo County in 1827, and Waldo set off this land to Knox County in 1860.[1]

Additional data on Appleton, 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 Appeleton, 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 Appleton:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Appleton:

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 Appleton:

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 Appleton 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.

Appleton Town Clerk
2915 Sennebec Rd
Appleton, ME 04862
Telephone: (207)785-4722 Fax: (207)785-3166
E-mail: appleton@tidewater.net
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Appleton, Knox County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 3 November 2013).

Adjacent towns: Knox Co.: Hope | Union | Washington | Waldo Co.: Liberty | Montville | Searsmont