Wilson, Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy

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Wilson is an extinct town, now parts of Elliottsville Township, Greenville, and Shirley in Piscataquis County, Maine. In 1836 the town of Wilson was organized from Township 9 Ninth Range North of the Waldo Purchase in Somerset County (now Piscataquis County). Wilson was discontinued and its land divided among three other towns in 1849.[1] [2] [3]

County. The land that became the town of Wilson was set off as part of Somerset County in 1809; and then set off to Piscataquis County in 1838.[4]


  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 194 (digital p. 203). A digital version is available via a link in the FHL Catalog.
  2. Legal History of Wilson, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 4 June 2013).
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 154. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  4. Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 4 June 2013).