Canton Deeds
Oxford County, Maine
Range 4, Lot 25


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(updated 24 January 2017)



Overview: Range 4, Lot 25 plus two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24 comprise what is represented today (2016) by Canton tax map R7, Lot 2.




23:207
   Date: 7 April 1823
   Grantor: Joseph E. Foxcroft
   Grantee: Horatio Bisbee
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25
   Note: This purchase was secured by a $200 mortgage (22:219; 7 April 1823) with Joseph E. Foxcroft. This mortgage appears to have been discharged by 23:207–208, except (1) the date on both documents was 7 April 1823; (2) the latter document did not reference the mortgage; (3) and the amount of money ($300) seems much higher than would have been necessary to extinguish the debt. A later mortgage (70:214; 20 March 1844) for $200 was made with Stephen Ellis, but the discharge of this mortgage has not been found.
   Grantor obtained this parcel via ???:???
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via 200:15 and 200:16

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200:15
   Date: 6 February 1854
   Grantor: Horatio Bisbee
   Grantee: Daniel Bisbee
   Description: “One undivided half of the farm upon which I [Horatio Bisbee] now live, it being” Range 4, Lot 25.
   Grantor obtained this parcel via 23:207
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via 286:16

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200:16
   Date: 10 February 1869
   Grantor: Horatio Bisbee
   Grantee: Daniel Bisbee
   Description: “One undivided half of the farm upon which I [Horatio Bisbee] now live, it being” Range 4, Lot 25.
   Notes:
      1. “It being my [Horatio Bisbee] intention to convey to the said Daniel my entire interest and right to the above-described real estate upon the condition and with the exception and reservation that the said Daniel shall not during my lifetime have the right or power to alienate, sell, or convey said premises without my consent.”
      2. Prior to the date of this deed, Horatio Bisbee purchased two parcels (128:557 and 136:85) adjacent to the east line of Range 4, Lot 25 (and, therefore, were part of Range 4, Lot 24). These parcels became part of his farm and were conveyed as such in all subsequent deeds. [Because these two parcels are part of Range 4, Lot 24, transactions involving them are also reported under the chain of title for that range and lot.]
   Grantor obtained this parcel via 23:207
   Grantee disposed of this parcel via 286:16

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286:16
   Date: 10 December 1904 [Probate Court]
   Grantor: estate of Daniel Bisbee
   Grantee: Edward L. Bisbee
   Description: “I [Daniel Bisbee] give, bequeath, and devise unto my dear wife Philindia F. Bisbee, all my property and estate both real and personal. … At the death of my said wife, all my said property and estate is to go to and is hereby bequeathed and devised to my son Edward L. Bisbee.”
   Note: Included in this devise was all of Range 4, Lot 25 plus the two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 200:15 and 200:16
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 306:468

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306:468
   Date: 8 April 1909
   Grantor: Edward L. Bisbee
   Grantee: Florrie H. Bisbee
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus the two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 286:16
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 317:545

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317:545
   Date: 1 January 1912
   Grantor: Florrie H. Bisbee
   Grantees: Eldon G. Bisbee and Dwight A. Bisbee
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus the two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 306:468
   Grantee Eldon G. Bisbee disposed of his share of these parcels via 340:430

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340:430
   Date: 3 December 1919
   Grantor: Eldon G. Bisbee
   Grantee: Dwight A. Bisbee
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus the two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24.
   Grantor obtained his share of these parcels via 317:545
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 366:451

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366:451
   Date: 12 January 1925
   Grantors: Eldon G. Bisbee and Dwight A. Bisbee
   Grantee: Rumford Falls Trust Company
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus the two adjacent parcels from Range 4, Lot 24.
   Note: Although Eldon G. Bisbee had previously conveyed his undivided half of this property to Dwight A. Bisbee, both names were on the mortgage and, therefore, both names were listed in this foreclosure.
   Grantor Dwight A. Bisbee obtained his share of these parcels via 340:430
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 420:251

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420:251
   Date: 31 October 1936
   Grantor: Rumford Falls Trust Company
   Grantee: Eldon Bisbee
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4” [See 2313:189 below for a detailed description of these parcels.]
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 366:451
   Grantee's estate disposed of these parcels via ???:??? to devisee Loise [sic] B. Baldwin

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829:209
   Date: 2 July 1974
   Grantor: Loise [sic] B. Baldwin
   Grantees: Lionel D. Dubord Inc., Olindo Lucarelli, and Janet Lucarelli
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4” [See 2313:189 below for a detailed description of this parcel.]
   Grantor obtained these parcels by inheritance from the estate of Eldon Bisbee via ???:???
   Grantees disposed of these parcels via 2065:68

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2065:68
   Date: 4 November 1993
   Grantors: Lionel D. Dubord Inc., Olindo Lucarelli, and Janet Lucarelli
   Grantee: Clinton Gilbert Bradbury
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4” [See 2313:189 below for a detailed description of this parcel.]
   Grantors obtained these parcels via 829:209
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 2220:99–100

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2220:99–100
   Date: 10 May 1995
   Grantor: Clinton Gilbert Bradbury
   Grantee: Russel S. Sossong III
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4” [See 2313:189 below for a detailed description of this parcel.]
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 2065:68
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 2291:171–172

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2291:171–172
   Date: 4 January 1996
   Grantor: Russel S. Sossong III
   Grantee: Rachel Windover Carignan
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4” [See 2313:189 below for a detailed description of this parcel.]
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 2220:99–100
   Grantee disposed of these parcels via 2313:189–190

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2313:189–190
   Date: 29 March 1996
   Grantor: Rachel Windover Carignan
   Grantees: John Windover II and Melody Windover
   Description: All of Range 4, Lot 25 plus “two small parcels from the westerly side of lot 24, range 4”
       Beginning at the northwesterly corner of Range 4, Lot 25, at the intersection of two sections of stone wall;
      then easterly following the range line and along the general course of wire fence and stone wall, 128.5 rods to a cedar post in the wall at the northeasterly corner of the so-called 25-acre lot on the northerly line of Range 4, Lot 24, and at the northwesterly corner of Herdsdale Farm;
      then southerly nearly parallel with the line between Lots 24 and 25 of Range 4, and following spotted line, 113.5 rods to a stone monument at the southeasterly corner of the 25-acre lot aforesaid;
      then westerly following spotted line 36.5 rods to a white maple post at the southwesterly corner of said 25-acre lot, and on the line between Lots 24 and 25 of Range 4;
      then southerly following said lot line as spotted to a marked poplar stump with stones about it on the northerly side of the highway crossing said farm, and continuing the same course to the center of said highway, a total distance of about 33 rods;
      then southeasterly following the center of said highway about 27.5 rods to a point in line with the general course of a stone wall running southwesterly;
      then southwesterly following the general course of said stone wall 21 rods to a stone monument set up on said wall, and on the line between Lots 24 and 25 of Range 4;
      then southerly following said last-mentioned line 70.75 rods to a white maple post at the southerly end thereof;
      then westerly following the range line between ranges 4 and 5 across said lot 25, 95 rods to a stone monument at the southwesterly corner thereof;
      then northerly following the lot line and along the general course of spotted trees and stone walls 246.5 rods to the place of beginning.
   Grantor obtained these parcels via 2291:171–172
   Grantees still own these parcels.

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The following four images show what remained on 12 August 2011 of the so-called Horatio Bisbee farm, later the Daniel Bisbee Farm :

      Bisbee farm 1, Bisbee farm 2 , Bisbee farm 3 , Bisbee farm 4

      UTM: 19T 0393162, 4924666; Lat./Long.: N 44°28′02.7″ x W 70°20′35.4″