Town of Eden, Maine, 1797.

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TOWN OF EDEN, 1797.

Statistics of the town for 1797, the year after incorporation.

Number of polls, 91. Poll tax, $1.40. Value of horses, $45; of cows, $15; of oxen, $22.50; young cattle, $9-09; swine, $2.00.

Tons of shipping,                         126.   No. of oxen,                                      60

Money on hand,                         $300   No. of young cattle,                           62

No. of horses,                                52   No. of swine,                                     92

  " of warehouses,                             6  No. acres improved land,                 855

  " of grist mills,                                1   No. acres unimproved land        13,937

No. of saw mills,                                     6   No. acres unimproveable land,        502

No. of barns,                                   25  No. whole no. of acres,              15,294

No. of shops,                                    4  County tax,                                      232.00

State Tax,                                       $77.64   Overlay,                                           35.99

County Tax,                              77.64                                                 -----------

No. of horses,                                  15   Total tax,                                       $423.27

No. of cows,                                    81

The following named personss were all whose tax on their property
exceeded ten dollars, each:

David Hamor,                                          Tax,                                          $13.65

Samuel Hull,                                               "                                              15.94

Ezra Leland,                                                ".                                             17.97

John Thomas,                                              "                                              13.75

Nicholas Thomas,                                       "                                               11.67

Thomas Wasgatt                                         "                                               10.41

Ezra Young,                                                "                                               11.37

Henry Jackson,                                           "                                                34.91

Win Lynam, Andrew Monarch, Ezra Young, John Joy and Jediah
Stetson were taxed for their faculty, valued at
$60 each. David
Hamor only person taxed for money on hand, $3.00.

Henry Jackson was taxed for 8,000 acres of unimproved land at two

per cent. and eighty acres of improved land at six per cent.

ELISHA COUSINS, } Assessors

                                                         JESSE HIGGINS,                           of

                                                         SOLOMON HIGGINS,              Eden.

Valuation, 1797, $35,250; in 1890, over $5,000,000.

(E. M. HAMOR, Bar Harbor Record.) 

(Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, Vol. 5, July, 1889 -- June, 1890; Jos. W. Porter, Ed. & Pub., Town of Eden, 1797, p. 180.)

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