Name: Elijah Livermore
Given Name: Elijah
Change Date: 9 JUL 2006
Birth: 4 MAR 1731 in Waltham, Middlesex Co, MA, USA
Death: 5 AUG 1808 in Livermore, Androscoggin Co, ME, USA|
Father: Samuel Livermore b: 14 MAR 1702 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Mother: Hannah Brown b: 22 JAN 1707 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Hannah Clarke b: 15 JAN 1739/40 in Newton, Middlesex Co, MA, USA
6 APR 1762
in Waltham, Middlesex Co, MA, USA
- Anna Livermore b: 6 APR 1775 in Waltham, Middlesex Co, MA, USA
- Abbrev: Internet
Note: He inherited his father's homestead and was a lieutenant in the Massachusetts militia. He was chosen a deacon of the Congregational Church in Walthan upon the death of his father.
In 1779 he moved to Maine and was the founder, first settler and principal proprietor of the town of Livermore, Me., which was at first settled chiefly by emigrants from Watertown, Waltham and the adjoining towns. He erected as early as 1783, the first mills in Livermore, which were a saw-mill and grist-mill, near the outlet of Long Pond; also mills at the Falls on the east side of the river, two years after, and built mills at the outlet of Brettun's Pond. Shortly after first moving there he was obliged to withdraw from the settlement for some time, on account of danger from the Indians. He was one of the principal assessors in Penna cook, now Rumford, Me., in 1798. About 1795, Deacon Livermore and his wife joined the Methodist Church and remained members of it until their deaths. He was elected to the Great and General Court in 1799 as a representative from Livermore.