Lyman

Early Families of Hollis and Dayton, Maine is currently being researched and written. Hollis was originally called Little Plantation with formal records beginning in 1781. However, its history really goes back to 1660 and 1664, when the area was purchased by Major Wiliam Phillips from two Indian sagamores. In time Phillips transferred his rights to a series of men and families. Early settlement started by 1753 by families associated with the Block Hose on the Saco River. Some of the earliest families were the Gordons, Beans, Dyers, Smiths, Townsends, Wadlin and Youngs, all from Biddeford. These and many more will be covered in this new book whose publication may be as early as late 2023.

Since the southern part of Hollis below Cook's Corner was set-off as Dayton in 1854 many of Hollis's early families found themselves living in a new town. The book's title recognizes that many of the same families had their roots in both towns.

Those people whose ancestors are from Hollis-Dayton and have genealogical data already are invited to share those records with the author to assist him in increasing the authoritativeness of the book.



Other books by Frederick R. Boyle
Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1989)
Later Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine (1995)
Early Families of Alfred, Maine (2006)
Early Families of Shapleigh and Acton, Maine (2002)
Early Families of Waterborough, Maine (2012)
Early Families of Buxton, Maine
The settlement of Buxton began in the early 1750s with many families moving north from Biddeford and Saco. This town on the Saco River was to attract many families who prospered from the growing mills and lumber industries. Rev. Paul Coffin, a Harvard College graduate, arrived in 1761 to form a new church and keep an excellent record of baptisms and marriages.. Buxton is blessed with thorough vital records providing added authority to this book which was just published (June 2022).