Maine Genealogy Archives

Gorham Town Officers, 1764-1902

Source: Hugh D. McLellan, The History of Gorham, Maine [Ancestry.com] (Portland, Me.: Smith & Sale, 1903).

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TOWN CLERKS.
1764-1770, Amos Whitney.
1770-1772, Wentworth Stuart.
1772-1773, Amos Whitney.
1773-1776, William Gorham.
1776-1778, Caleb Chase.
1778-1804, Austin Alden.
1804-1815, Josiah Alden.
1815-1833, William H. Foster.
1833-1837, William B. Harding.
1837-1839, Eben Preble.
1839-1842, Russell Linnell.
1842-1843, Charles C. Bangs.
1843-1845, Eben Preble, who died in 1844. John Wingate finished term.
1845-1846, Russell Linnell.
1846-1849, William B. Harding.
1849-1852, John Wingate.
1852-1854, William B. Harding.
1854-1855, James W. Davis.
1855-1858, Samuel F. Bacon.
1858-1861, Eben W. Nevens.
1861-1864, M. G. Hayden.
1864-1867, Charles H. Paine.
1867-1871, John C. Summersides.
1871-1878, John C. Card.
1878-1879, David F. Watson.
1879-1881, John C. Card.
1881-1882, Stephen W. Carle.
1882-1888, William H. Usher.
1888-1902, John C. Sumersides.

TOWN TREASURERS.
1764-1772, Edmund Phinney.
1772-1774, Caleb Chase.
1774-1775, James Gilkey.
1775-1779, Caleb Chase.
1779-1803, Samuel Whitmore.
1803-1816, Josiah Alden.
1816-1823, Toppan Robie.
1823-1827, David Harding, 3d.; died in '26. Toppan Robie finished term.
1827-1830, John Farnham.
1830-1832, Daniel Baker.
1832-1837, Thomas S. Robie.
1837-1839, Daniel C. Emery.
1839-1842, Toppan Robie.
1842-1844, Charles Hunt.
1844-1845, Toppan Robie.
1845-1847, Josiah Pierce.
1847-1849, Jacob C. Baker.
1849-1853, Joseph Ridlon.
1853-1854, Samuel W. Lord.
1854-1855, Joseph Ridlon.
1855-1859, Stephen Hinkley.
1859-1862, Joseph Ridlon.
1862-1865, Samuel W. Lord.
1865-1898, Stephen Hinkley; died in 1898. John A. Waterman finished the term.
1898-1902, John A. Waterman.
1902-     Frank A. Ridlon.

SELECTMEN.
1764 Benjamin Skillings, Amos Whitney, Joseph Weston.
1765 Benjamin Skillings, Amos Whitney, Bryant Morton.
1766 Benjamin Skillings, Amos Whitney, Edmund Phinney.
1767 Benjamin Skillings, Amos Whitney, Edmund Phinney.
1768 Hugh McLellan, Edmund Phinney, Joseph Cates.
1769 Edmund Phinney, Amos Whitney, James Gilkey.
1770 Edmund Phinney, James Gilkey, Barnabas Bangs.
1771 Edmund Phinney, James Gilkey, Barnabas Bangs.
1772 Solomon Lombard, Edmund Phinney, Nathan Whitney.
1773 Edmund Phinney, James Gilkey, Samuel Whitmore.
1774 Benjamin Skillings, Nathan Whitney, Prince Davis.


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1775 Edmund Phinney, Prince Davis, William McClellan.
1776 William Gorham, Prince Davis, James Phinney.
1777 James Phinney, Andrew Crockett, Samuel Harding.
1778 James Phinney, Andrew Crockett, Samuel Harding.
1779 James Phinney, James Gilkey, Andrew Crockett.
1780 James Gilkey, Andrew Crockett, William Cotton.
1781 Edmund Phinney, William Gorham, Stephen Longfellow, Jr.
1782 Edmund Phinney, Stephen Longfellow, Jr., William McLellan.
1783 James Phinney, Prince Davis, William McLellan.
1784 James Phinney, Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Austin Alden.
1785 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., James Phinney, Cary McLellan.
1786 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., James Phinney, Austin Alden.
1787 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Austin Alden, Decker Phinney.
1788 Austin Alden, Decker Phinney, Nathaniel Frost.
1789 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Samuel Elder, James Phinney.
1790 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Samuel Elder, James Phinney.
1791 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Samuel Elder, James Phinney.
1792 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., James Phinney, Decker Phinney.
1793 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., James Phinney, Decker Phinney.
1794 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Decker Phinney, Josiah Alden.
1795 Stephen Longfellow, Jr., Decker Phinney, Josiah Alden.
1796 Lothrop Lewis, Decker Phinney, Josiah Alden.
1797 Lothrop Lewis, Decker Phinney, Josiah Alden.
1798 Lothrop Lewis, Decker Phinney, Josiah Alden.
1799 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Josiah Alden.
1800 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Prentiss, Samuel Warren.
1801 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Decker Phinney.
1802 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Decker Phinney.
1803 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Decker Phinney.
1804 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Decker Phinney.
1805 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1806 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1807 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1808 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1809 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1810 Lothrop Lewis, Samuel Warren, Edmund Phinney, Jr.
1805 Lothrop Lewis, Edmund Phinney, Jr., Thomas McLellan.
1812 Lothrop Lewis, Edmund Phinney, Jr., David Harding, Jr.
1813 Lothrop Lewis, Edmund Phinney, Jr., David Harding, Jr.
1814 Lothrop Lewis, Edmund Phinney, Jr., David Harding, Jr.
1815 Toppan Robie, William McLellan, Samuel Warren.
1816 Lothrop Lewis, William McLellan, Toppan Robie.
1817 Lothrop Lewis, William McLellan, Toppan Robie.
1818 Toppan Robie, David Harding, Jr., Edmund Wescott.
1819 David Harding, Jr., Toppan Robie, Matthew Johnson.
1820 Lothrop Lewis, James Irish, William Cobb.
1821 Lothrop Lewis, William Cobb, Nathaniel Phinney.
1822 Lothrop Lewis, Nathaniel Phinney, Seward Merrill.
1823 Nathaniel Phinney, Toppan Robie, Simon Elder.
1824 Seth Webb, Toppan Robie, Simon Elder.
1826 Edmund Mann, David Harding, Jr., Simon Elder.
1827 Edmund Mann, Seward Merrill, Seth Webb.
1828 Edmund Mann, Seward Merrill, Samuel Staples, Jr.
1829 Edmund Mann, Seward Merrill, James Irish.
1830 Edmund Mann, Joseph Hamblen, 3d., Benjamin Skillings.
1831 Edmund Mann, Clark Swett, Robert Johnson, 3d.
1832 Seward Merrill, William Silla, Robert Johnson, 3d.
1833 Seward Merrill, William Silla, Daniel C. Emery.
1834 Edmund Mann, William Silla, Toppan Robie.
1835 Edmund Mann, William Silla, Daniel C. Emery.


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1836 Daniel C. Emery, Toppan Robie, Benjamin Skillings.
1837 Benjamin Skillings, Josiah Swett, Jr., Josiah Pierce.
1838 Josiah Pierce, Joshua L. Swett, William E. Files.
1839 Benjamin Skillings, Simon Elder, Charles O. Libby.
1840 Benjamin Skillings, Simon Elder, Charles O. Libby.
1841 Edward Scamman, John Sturgis, Charles O. Libby.
1842 Hugh D. McLellan, Simeon C. Clement, Joseph W. Parker.
1843 Hugh D. McLellan, Jacob H. Clement, Joseph W. Parker.
1844 Edward Scamman, Daniel C. Emery, Jonathan Hanson.
1845 Jonathan Hanson, John Sturgis, Edward Scamman.
1846 John Wingate, William Warren, Robert Johnson, 3d.
1847 John Wingate, William Warren, Daniel C. Emery.
1848 Daniel C. Emery, Merrill Thomas, Joseph M. Plummer.
1849 Merrill Thomas, Charles Paine, Joseph M. Plummer.
1850 Merrill Thomas, Charles Paine, Joseph M. Plummer.
1851 Merrill Thomas, Charles Paine, Daniel Hall.
1852 Merrill Thomas, Charles Paine, Freeman Harding.
1853 Freeman Harding, William Merrill, Jr., Theophilus Dame.
1854 Edward Scamman, Joshua E. Hall, James Phinney, Jr.
1856 James Phinney, Jr., Charles Moulton, Zebulon Whitney.
1857 James Phinney, Jr., Charles Moulton, Zebulon Whitney.
1858 Marshall Irish, Merrill T. Files, William Burton.
1859 Merrill T. Files, William Burton, Isaac E. McLellan.
1860 Isaac E. McLellan, Samuel S. Waterhouse, Edwin Coburn.
1861 Isaac E. McLellan, Samuel S. Waterhouse, Edwin Coburn.
1862 Edwin Coburn, Samuel S. Waterhouse, Moses Fogg.
1863 Joshua E. Hall, Benjamin A. Watson, George Chadbourn.
1864 Joseph W. Parker, Benjamin A. Watson, George Chadbourn.
1865 Joseph W. Parker, James Phinney, Edward Files, 3d.
1866 James Phinney, Edward Files, 3d., Charles Johnson.
1867 James Phinney, Charles Johnson, Joel Wilson.
1868 Joel Wilson, A. G. Bradbury, Solomon B. Cloudman.
1869 Joel Wilson, A. G. Bradbury, Solomon B. Cloudman.
1870 Solomon B. Cloudman, Samuel F. Bacon, Lewis Libby.
1871 Samuel F. Bacon, Lewis Libby, Samuel S. Waterhouse.
1872 Samuel F. Bacon, Lewis Libby, Samuel S. Waterhouse.
1873 Samuel F. Bacon, Mark Mosher, Zebulon Whitney.
1874 Mark Mosher, Zebulon Whitney, John S. Leavitt.
1875 John S. Leavitt, Joseph Ridlon, Kimball Eastman.
1876 Joseph Ridlon, Jeremiah Parker, William L. Larrabee.
1877 Joseph Ridlon, Jeremiah Parker, William L. Larrabee.
1878 Kimball Eastman, Roscoe G. Harding, Jeremiah Parker.
1879 Samuel F. Bacon, Charles W. Deering, Henry Mayberry.
1880 Samuel F. Bacon, Charles W. Deering, Henry Mayberry.
1881 Samuel F. Bacon, Charles W. Deering, Henry Mayberry.
1882 Samuel F. Bacon, Rufus A. Fogg, William Buxton.
1883 William Buxton, Rufus A. Fogg, George W. Lowell.
1884 John S. Leavitt, Charles E. Jordan, Harvey W. Murch.
1885 Lewis McLellan, Charles E. Jordan, Isaac L. Johnson.
1886 Lewis McLellan, Charles E. Jordan, Isaac L. Johnson.
1887 John S. Leavitt, Isaac L. Johnson, George P. Plaisted.
1888 Frederick D. Scamman, John S. Leavitt, George P. Plaisted.
1889 Frederick D. Scamman, George P. Plaisted, William Buxton.
1890 Frederick D. Scamman, Charles E. Jordan, Edward H. F. Smith.
1891 Frederick D. Scamman, Lewis L. Files, Elbridge M. Wilson.
1892 Frederick D. Scamman, Lewis L. Files, Elbridge M. Wilson.
1893 Elbridge M. Wilson, Lewis L. Files, Lewis McLellan.
1894 Elbridge M. Wilson, Lewis L. Files, Lewis McLellan.
1895 Lewis McLellan, Carlyle W. Shaw, George R. Spinney.
1896 Edward H. F. Smith, Carlyle W. Shaw, George R. Spinney.


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1897 Lewis McLellan, Frederick D. Scamman, Charles S. Purinton.
1898 Lewis McLellan, Frederick D. Scamman, Charles S. Purinton.
1899 Charles S. Purinton, Frederick D. Scamman, Fred A. Giddings.
1900 Fred A. Giddings, Charles S. Purinton, Frank I. Whitney.
1901 Fred A. Giddings, Charles S. Purinton, Frank I. Whitney.