CHESTERVILLE — A presentation by Richard Wilde about the role of the Samuel Linscott family in Chesterville’s history is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Chesterville Center Meeting House, Borough Road. Wilde, of Farmington, a lifelong history buff and descendant of Linscott, began his genealogy hobby around 1990. A widespread, but tight-knit clan, Linscotts from far and wide gather annually for a Maine reunion, according to a news release from the Chesterville Heritage Society.

Wilde’s talk compliments the 2015 Linscott reunion planned the same day.

In 1783 at age 27, Linscott and his friend, Dummer Sewall Jr., 19, joined the only previous white settler, Abraham Wyman, in the southern half of Chesterville. Today the Linscott family has dispersed, but their legacy in Chesterville survives, an example being the Center Union Meeting House itself, for which Linscott’s son donated the land around 1850.

The free presentation is co-sponsored by the Chesterville Center Meeting House and Chesterville Heritage Society.

For more information, call 778-3513.


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