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Eliakim SCAMMON

Eliakim SCAMMON

Male 1785 - 1870  (85 years)

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  • Name Eliakim SCAMMON 
    Born 6 Aug 1785 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1786]  NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth [1785-1794] 
    Residence 1810  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eliakim Scammon
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Eliakim Scammon
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Number of Household Members: 2
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 300; Image: 00304; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Residence 1820  Pittston, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eliakim Scammon
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Eliakim Scammon
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittston, Kennebec, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Commerce: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittston, Kennebec, Maine; Page: 513; NARA Roll: M33_35; Image: 81
    Residence 29 Aug 1850  Pittston, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eliakine Scammon
      in the 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Eliakine Scammon
      Gender: Male
      Age: 64
      Birth Year: abt 1786
      Birthplace: New Hampshire
      Home in 1850: Pittston, Kennebec, Maine , USA
      Occupation: Meth Clergyman
      Industry: Welfare and religious services
      Real Estate: 900
      Line Number: 31
      Dwelling Number: 293
      Family Number: 304
      Eliakine Scammon 64 Meth Clergyman NH
      Joana Scammon 59 ME
      Charles M Scammon 25 Ship master ME
      Susan C Scammon 20 Me
      Charles K Scammon 3/12 ME
      Emely Tobey 14 ME
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Pittston, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: 258; Page: 160B
      29 August 1850
    Residence 15 Jun 1860  Pittston, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eliakim Scammon
      in the 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Eliakim Scammon
      Age: 74
      Birth Year: abt 1786
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: New Hampshire
      Home in 1860: Pittston, Kennebec, Maine
      Post Office: Pittston
      Dwelling Number: 185
      Family Number: 191
      Real Estate Value: 300
      Personal Estate Value: 300
      Eliakim Scammon 74 [None] NH
      Alfred B Merrill 33 Blacksmith ME
      Joanna Merrill 39 ME
      Mary Baswell 21 Servant ME
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Pittston, Kennebec, Maine; Page: 204; Family History Library Film: 803439
      15 June 1860
    Residence 17 Jun 1870  Gardiner, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elikaham Scammon
      in the 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elikaham Scammon
      [Eliakim Scammon ]
      Age in 1870: 85
      Birth Year: abt 1785
      Birthplace: New Hampshire
      Dwelling Number: 281
      Home in 1870: Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Gardiner
      Occupation: No Occupation
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Real Estate Value: 2000
      Alfred B Merrill 43 No occupation ME
      Joanna J S Merrill 48 Keeping house ME
      Elikaham Scammon 85 No occupation NH
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: M593_546; Page: 264B; Family History Library Film: 552045
      17 June 1870
    Died 28 Nov 1870 
    Buried
    • Eliakim Scammon
      in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
      Name: Eliakim Scammon
      Birth Date: 6 Aug 1785
      Death Date: 28 Nov 1870
      Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery
      Burial or Cremation Place: Pittston, Kennebec County, Maine, United States of America
      Has Bio?: Y
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92042744
    Person ID I61084  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Richard SCAMMON 
    Mother Elizabeth CHASE 
    Family ID F19832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna YOUNG 
    Family ID F19831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.mainething.com/maps/

      19th century Maps of Whitefield

      Aside the assorted plot plans by various surveyors, our first actual town map was created by selectman / tax collector Eliakim Scammon in 1816. It was drawn on calf or sheepskin parchment . He drew two maps - East of the Sheepscot River and West of the Sheepscot. Only the map of the East side survives today. This wonderful tool has a long and colorful history.

      The Rev. Scammon was a remarkable man in that he was not only chosen to be one of the very first team of 1809 selectman (after marring another selectman's beautiful daughter) at such a young age, but that he chose to survey the town , producing one of the earliest tax maps of the rural regions Maine. This map gave teeth to the edict that he had registered in the courthouse in Wiscasset warning that those Whitefield landowners who were trying to evade paying their taxes on the notion that no one knew where or how much land they owned was now well documented.

      For years these original maps were passed among townspeople ( loaned as it were, from the selectmen) who were interested in lumbering.

      Sometime in the later part of the century the town had the map redrawn into a single version - this "Scammon Plan" was a composite of the earlier version and any revisions made later - It became quite a historic instrument, indeed it became so controversial in it's un-updated state, that it became reason enough to sabotage any effort to create a new "tax map" right up into the 1950's.

      The original parchment was discovered in such a delicate and perilous condition that it was transferred to the Osher Map Library at USM for safekeeping and eventual reconstruction. Rudimentary digital images were made from it and can be accessed here.

      The famous Chance 1857 subscription wall map of Lincoln County includes valuable data in that homeowners are listed - The Whitefield section can bee seen here also.
    • http://files.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/gardiner/history/hanson/chapter8/chapter8.txt

      The History of Gardiner, Pittston, and West Gardiner
      with a sketch of the Kennebec Indians, and New Plymouth Purchase comprising
      historical matter from 1602 to 1852
      By J.W. Hanson
      published by William Palmer 1852

      E. Scammon became a local preacher in 1816, and continued such till 1836, when he joined the Annual Conference and still holds a superannuated relation to that body, but by a rheumatic affection in his limbs, he has been laid aside from efficient labors since 1839, and at this time in unable to go abroad.