Benedicta, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy

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Benedicta is an extinct town, now a township. Benedicta was purchased and settled in 1834 by Roman Catholics.[1] It was organized into a town in 1872, but surrendered that incorporation in 1987.[2]

Other Names. Also known as Westerly half of Township No. 2, Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T2 R5 WELS); and also known as Catholic Township.[2]

Records. Several histories exist, and a 1837 census.[2] Some of the town's vital records starting in 1928 are preserved at the county seat in Caribou.[3] It is likely further birth, marriage and death data are found in the parish register.

Adjacent towns: Aroostook Co.: Sherman | Silver Ridge Township | Township 1 R5 | Penobscot Co.:  Herseytown Township | Stacyville | Township 1 R6

References

  1. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 151. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Benedicta Township, Aroostook County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 31 May 2013).
  3. Benedicta, Maine in Ancestry.com Wiki (accessed 31 May 2013).