Welcome to Unity Historical Society

APRIL 28th Meeting

As everyone is aware, gatherings are discouraged and UHS is abiding by current guidance.  Therefore, there will not be a meeting next Tuesday.  As everyone is, we are monitoring the situation and will gather as soon as it is deemed safe. Please check back concerning the May meeting. 


UHS hopes that you and families stay safe and we look forward to getting together as soon as possible. Especially this year as Maine celebrates its Bicentennial.



  • April 28 – CANCELLED
  • May 26
  • June 23*
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22*
  • October 27

* denotes a 5-Tuesday month



14 thoughts on “Welcome to Unity Historical Society

  1. I am a descendent of the Kelley family that came from or through Unity Maine and took a ship around the horn of South America during the 1800s. I’m looking for information about my family. Can you help me?

    1. I have a lot of Kelley information

    2. I am also a descendant of the Kelly family who moved from Unity to Fairlfield , Maine. Hebert Kelley married married Mary Jane(Crie) in1868 and moved to Fairfield that same year. They had 4 children; twin boys , Herbert and Edbert The older girl was named ?and married Mr Berry from Unity. The youngest girl was Lillian Crie Kelley who eventually married Fred Rollins and their three children were Henery, Mary and Katherine. Katherine was my Mother. She told me that one of the twins Edbert, had gone to Sacramento,CA where he stayed . I have more info and was going to unity historical for more when your query came up on the site but the date is a ways back you may not receive this, but if you do please respond

  2. Sophia P Tozier Ward was my grandmother and I have a portrait of her done in Unity by an artist who signed it RCM, the portrait is Very unusual, beautiful and done on a burlap like canvas . Do you know the name of the artist? I am the keeper of the family history and have many photos… I’d like to know the background of this amazing portrait. Hope you can help me. Thanks, Joanne Clare Waugh

  3. CAROL KIMBALL STAHL July 31, 2016 — 10:34 pm

    My 3rd great-grandmother Merinda/Miranda Paine/Payne was born in Unity about Sept 1811. She married Richard Kimball of Belmont and died in Belmont in 1873. Her father was John Paine/Payne from Truro, Barnstable, Mass. He died in Unity on 26 Aug 1841 but is buried in Truro. I would be interested in obtaining any additional information you may have regarding this family. Also, I will be visiting Maine later in August 2016; would it be possible to visit the Society and/or attend the August 23 meeting? I look fwd to your reply.

    1. Hello Carol I’ve asked Jackie Bradeen, our resident historian to look into this. Please feel free to reach out directly to her at jbradeen@uninets.net
      You are very welcome to come to Tuesday’s meeting – it is open to the public and starts at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there.

  4. I’m looking for pictures/stories/details about the 100+ year old bank on Main Street or about the area surrounding the bank. Any chance the Historical Society has any information in that regard. I’m hoping to visit you this coming Thursday if possible.

  5. Hello — does this historical society or anyone connected to it have any photographs from Burnham Maine from circa 1950-1970? More specifically, I am interested in the bridge on troy road and that area, where it intersects North Main (Rt 100), and Harry Good’s Store, and that little intersection area.
    I am interested in the Elkins and Wheeler families who have lived in this area and nearby towns. Sprecifically, the lives of Doreen F. Wheeler and Robert H. Wheeler. thank you

  6. Hi I have a friend that bought the old mishou farm on the Albion road. Do you have any old photos of the place?

  7. Greetings, I have information and photos to share of several Burnham families who moved
    west in the 1860s. Eleazer Johnson and Eunice Butler Fernald were my triple great grandparents and their daughter Harriett Johnson married Nathan Harvey Newcomb (relocated to Iowa in
    the 1850s) after he survived the Civil War. Also moving west were Eunice’s brothers Hezekiah and Nathaniel Joseph. We may have a photo of Eunice’s father, but we have no way of currently
    proving that it is him. Nathan Harvey’s father was Henry Cook Newcomb and his mother
    was Achsah Brackett. thanks Bill

  8. I have been able to trace my family history to the Chase family that seem to have spent a fair amount of time in unity Maine. I am wondering if there may still be any of the Chase’s in the area.

    1. Yes, there is a lot on the Unity Chase family and descendants still live here

  9. Wondering why my message of Oct/2018 is still awaiting moderation? Is there some problem regarding the Newcombs, Fernalds and Johnsons? Bill

    1. I am terribly sorry – I haven’t been keeping up with the page as well as I should have. the post has been approved and I’ve forwarded it to Jackie Bradeen, the genealogist as well.

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Location P O Box 4 Unity ME 04988 Phone (207) 948-5610 E-mail info@unityhistoricalsociety.org Hours Meetings held 4th Tuesday of each month from April to October Research Library open by appointment
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