Burlington, Penobscot Co., Maine divides the surplus 1837

Burlington, Penobscot Co., Maine
Divides the Surplus 1837

Alan Hawkins

Date: 10/31/98 9:21:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

    Great to hear from you again. My genealogical time has been focused
    mainly on the volume on the Hawkins family and am still working toward a
    Christmas deadline on that. Was interested in this article about the
    national debt. I had not seen the actual figures of amounts each state was
    to get. I am sure you are aware of this from the "census" type vital records
    many towns have which were completed as a result of this distribution of
    money. Each town claimed a part of Maine's share seems to have sent as town
    clerk or other "educated person" out to gather data on families,
    specifically the names of head of household, spouse, and children and,
    normally, birthdates. I have a copy of the book from Burlington and have
    certainly used, both on microfilm and through originals, many of these
    books. They eventually became part of the town records in many towns and
    hold valuable information, sometimes the only information, on families
    there in 1836-1837. Thanks for the info. ALAN

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