Now Available – Vital Records of Bowdoinham, Maine

MGS Special Publication #84


Compiled by Marlene A. Groves


The town of Bowdoinham is located in Sagadahoc County and situated on the west bank of the Kennebec River on Merrymeeting Bay. The region was settled early, but conflicts with the Native American tribes for several years prevented a permanent settlement. It was not until after Dummer’s Treaty of 1725 that peace was restored and settlers began to return to the area. The town was incorporated on 18 September 1762 as the 14th town in Maine. In 1787 a portion of the town was set off to form the town of Topsham. In 1823 another portion of the town was set off to form the town of Richmond. According to the 1790 census the  population of Bowdoinham was 455, rising to a high of 2,402 in 1840 and declining after that to a low of 904 in 1930.

Included in this book are transcriptions from a notebook containing marriages by the Rev. Constant Quinnam from 1833 to 1864. The notebook is located in the special collections of the Maine Historical Society in Portland, Maine.

  • Pages: 800
  • Every Name Index: 27,403
  • ISBN: 978-1-949083-02-6
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2018966350
  • Original Publication Date: February 2019
  • Non-Member Price: $50
  • Member Price: $40

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