Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1782-10-23 Location: Biddeford; Newburyport; Dunstable; Boston Media: Ink on paper
Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
The King family later sold the farm and bought a farm nearby on the Easton Road. The sprayer is hauled by two horses, which means that the pump was…
… Historical Society & Museum William King William King, son of Richard King and Mary Black King, was born 9 February 1768 in Scarborough.