Freeman, Franklin County, Maine Genealogy
Freeman is now a township in Franklin County, Maine, but was formerly a plantation, and then an incorporated town. Freeman was settled in 1797 and incorporated as a town in 1808 from the Little River Plantation. Freeman's incorporation was surrendered in 1937.
Other names: Township 3 R2 West of Kennebec River; Little River Plantation; Falmouth; Falmouth Township.
Boundary Changes. In 1823 some of Freeman was used to form North Salem (now Salem Township). In 1833 some of Freeman was used to form New Portland.
Records. Residents of Freeman were enumerated in West Portland in the 1800 federal census.
Freeman town and vital records, 1843-1877, are preserved in Strong, Maine. A microfilm copy of Freeman town and vital records is available from the Family History Library on film 012069 Item 5. See also George A. Thompson, and Janet Thompson, A genealogical history of Freeman, Maine, 1796-1938 : in three volumes (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1996). At various libraries (WorldCat); book 974.172/F2 D2t.