Thursday, November 11, 2021

Otisfield, Maine, in the 1820 Census; then in Cumberland County; as of 1978 in Oxford County

Otisfield, Maine, in Cumberland County, in the 1820 Federal Census. In 1978 Otisfield joined Oxford County.

Enumerated population of Otisfield in the 1820 Census: 1107

Enumerator: Stephen Swett

Enumeration of Otisfield consists of all or parts of Sheets 65-78; use the arrow at top left of each image to page forward.

Note: the 1820 Federal Census lists the names of heads of households only; people in a household are tracked by age range and gender to determine the total population.

See the
list of heads of households at the end of this post.

Boundary changes to Otisfield since 1820:

  • land set off to Naples in 1834, with further land set off to Naples in 1848
  • part of Phillips Fore set off to Oxford in 1830
  • part of Thompson Pond Plantation annexed in 1830
  • part of Poland annexed in 1858
  • an unincorporated gore annexed in 1933
  • joined Oxford County in 1978

Note: Spelling of the names of heads of households has been left as it appears in the enumerator’s hand; in some cases, for clarity, an optional spelling has been added. Your corrections and additional information are requested; please comment for the benefit of fellow researchers.

For the following reasons, be prepared to search the entire list for the object of your search:

  • Many people were not sure of the spelling of their names

  • Name spelling may have evolved throughout the person’s life

  • The enumerator may not have heard the person correctly

  • The enumerator may have interviewed someone not certain of the name of the head of household or how it was spelled

  • The enumerator may have used phonetic spellings.

  • Some enumerators grouped heads of households together by the first letter of their surname, giving an additional clue on a surname difficult to read.  Note: lists by first letter of surname are not alphabetical within that letter.

  • Some enumerators apparently grouped the names by walking through neighborhoods; in these cases, the first letter of the surname may sometimes be in error, but the information on neighboring households is valuable.

Names of Heads of HouseholdsSheet #
Robert Anderson65
John Bean65
Silas Blake65
Grinfill Blake65
Jonathan Briton65
James Barker65
Isaac Bartlet66
Chipman Cobb66
Daniel Cobb66
Reuben Cobb66
Will Chute66
Daniel Chute66
Thomas B. Chambers66
William Cobb66
John Chute66
Frances Chute66
Eliza Dunham66
Nathaniel Edwards, Jr. or Nathaniel J. Edwards66
Stevens Edwards66
Simeon Edwards67
Asa Edwards67
Richard Edwards 2d67
Jonathan Edwards67
John Edwards, Jr. or John J. Edwards67
Jonathan Edwards, Jr. or middle initial J.67
Will Edwards67
John Edwards67
Thomas Edes, Jr.67
John Edwards 3d67
Enoch Edwards67
Richard Edwards68
Thomas Edes68
William Flood68
Benjamin Farrington, either Jr. or middle initial J.68
Timothy Furnal68
Joshua Goodridge68
Enoch Gammon68
James Gerrish68
Benjamin Green, Jr.68
Richard Gardner68
Will Gammon, Jr.68
David Higgins68
Joseph Harshell68
Elias Hancock68
Roland Hancock - not sure of surname69
Roland Holden69
John Holden69
Phinehas Hoyt69
Oliver Hancock69
Thomas Hancock69
Philo Holden69
Moses Holt69
Henry Goold69
Cloe Jordan69
Timothy Jordan69
Gideon Jackson69
Benjamin Jordan69
Curtis Jordan69
Will Jordan70
David Jordan70
Thomas Jackson70
Nathan Knight70
James Knight70
Ebenezer Knight70
Samuel Knight70
Henry Knight70
Johnson Knight70
Samuel Knight, Jr.70
Stephen Knight70
Zebulon Knight70
Sarah Knight70
Benjamin Lovell71
Dennis Lovell71
Abraham Lombard71
John Lombard71
Joshua Lombard71
Enoch Lombard71
Thomas Lombard71
Simeon Libby71
John Lennel - not sure of surname71
Nathaniel Lamb71
Abel Longley71
Solomon Lamb71
John Lord71
Jonathan Moors, Jr.72
Benjamin Morse72
Phinehas Morse72
Harvy Maybery72
Jonathan Moors72
Nathan Morse72
Ephraim Moors72
Joseph Morton72
Dan Morse72
Josiah G. Morril - or Merril72
Lyman Nutting72
Joseph Noble73
Nathan Nutting73
Peter Nutting73
Oliver Pierce73
Joanna Pierce73
John Piper73
Tarbal Patch - presumably Tarbell Patch73
Jonathan Piper73
Levi Patch73
John Phipps73
John Patch73
Aaron Pitts73
David Ray74
Samuel Reed74
Thomas Roby74
Stevens Rich74
Will Rich74
Mary Rich74
Willoughby Smith74
John Scribner, Jr.74
Jonathan Smith, Jr. - or middle initial J.74
Harvy Scribner - not sure of given name74
Samuel G. Scribner74
Reuben Smith74
Ebenezer Sawyer74
Enoch Spurr75
Jeremiah Sawyer75
Nathaniel Shaw75
Thomas Shead75
William Spurr75
Oliver Spurr75
Joseph Scribner75
Sarah Scribner75
Jonathan Scribner75
Joseph Stone - not sure of surname75
James Stone75
Daniel Stone75
John Scribner76
Simon Scribner76
Sally Scribner76
Jonathan Smith, Jr.76
Joseph Scribner76
Joseph Spurr76
Samuel Spurr76
James Sanborn76
Barnabus Sawyer76
Jonathan Sawyer76
Benjamin Stevens76
Levi Sergent76
Daniel Scribner or David Scribner76
Simeon Turner77
Thadeous Turner77
David Thurston77
Jacob Thurston77
John Thomas77
Henry Turner77
Ruth Thompson77
Benjamin Wight77
Nathan Wight77
Thomas Wight77
Joseph Weston77
Daniel Winship77
Ichabod Whittam78
Daniel Walker78
Peter Wardwell, Jr.78
Peter Wardwell78
Samuel Wardwell78
Jonathan Wight78
Thomas Weston78
Hezekiah Green78
Jeremiah Green78
Benjamin Green78
John Winship78

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