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Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy

Brief History

A part of Jefferson was once part of the Second Kennebec Patent (also known as the Kennebec Purchase, or Plymouth Patent) of 1629 granted by the British Crown.[1] Jefferson was incorporated from the east side of Ballstown Plantation in 1807. Jefferson is also associated with the names Lincoln Academy Grant, Damariscotta Pond, and parts of Nobleboro. Jefferson land was set off to Alna in 1816 and 1824 (the latter was returned in 1907); part of Patricktown Plantation (now Somerville) was annexed in 1829; also, Jefferson land was set off to Newcastle in 1858.[2]

Additional data on Jefferson, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.


Church Records

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 Jefferson, 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 Jefferson:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies


The following are online maps of the town of Jefferson:


Probate Records

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Jefferson:

Town Histories

Town Records

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 Jefferson town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Jefferson Town Clerk
58 Washington Road
Jefferson, ME 04348
Telephone: (207) 549-7401 Fax: (207) 549-7709

Vital Records





  1. List of Maine land patents in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 7 November 2013).
  2. Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 7 November 2013).