Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Sullivan in Hancock County, Maine.


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Sullivan, also known as Waukeag, also known as New Bristol, was first organized as Number 2 East of Union River Plantation Livermore Survey (T2 EUR LS) which existed as a plantation prior to 1789 when it was incorporated as the Town of Sullivan; part of Sullivan's land was set off to form Hancock in 1828; part set off to form Sorrento in 1895; and part of T7 SD was annexed in 1899.[1] [2] [3]

County boundary changes: Lincoln County set off land to form Hancock County in 1789.[3]

Additional data on Sullivan, 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 Sullivan, 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 Sullivan:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Sullivan:

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 Sullivan:

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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan Town Clerk
1888 U.S. Hwy 1
Sullivan, ME 04664
Phone: (207)422-6282

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 91 (digital p. 100). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. Number Two East of the Union River in the "Maine Towns Legal Histories dates of incorporation, name and boundaries changes" section of Maine Archive Interactive (accessed 19 November 2013).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 19 November 2013).

Adjacent towns: Hancock Co.:  ?