Rustfield Gore 1790 Census
Cumberland County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
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(updated 1 March 2021)





In 1790, Rustfield Gore was in Cumberland County because Oxford County had not been formed.

From the website of the Norway, Maine, Historical Society:

“In 1786 five men from Gray began clearing land in the wilderness and were the first settlers of Rustfield. Joseph and Jonas Stevens, Amos and Jeremiah Hobbs and George Lessley made preparations to settle on land purchased from Captain Rust. In 1787, the men returned with their families to become the first permanent residents. … By 1797, the population of Rustfield and neighboring tracts increased enough to form a town, resulting in the incorporation of the Town of Norway on March 9, 1797.”



Head of Family Free white males
(16 and upwards, including family head)
Free white males
(under 16)
Free white females
(including family head)
All other free persons
Dicker, William 1 2 2
Lessley1, George 1 2 1
Hobbs, Amos 1 1 3
Stevens, Joseph 1 2 4
Stevens, Jonas 3 2 6
Stevens, Nathaniel 1 1 2
Hobbs, Jeremiah 1 2 6
Millet, John 1
Witt, Benjamin 1
Lucas1, Warren 1
Perkins, Samuel 1 2 1
Ames, Samuel 1 5
Cowen, Thomas 1 3 3
Pike, John 1 1 2
Pike, Dudley 1 3 3
Twitchell1, Moses 1 2 4
Parsons, John 1 1
Parsons, William 1 2 3
Herring, Benjamin 1 2 3
Nobel, Nathan 1 2 2
Column Totals 22 30 50 0
white males = 5 white females = 50 all other free persons = 0
families = 20 total persons = 102


Note:
   1The following surnames have been modified to bring them in line with current spelling: Lassley (from Lasly), Lucas (Lucus), and Twitchell (Twichel).