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  • Abiah Russell Carter (1834 - 1876)
    Reference: 1850 United States Federal Census - SmartCopy : Feb 10 2016, 4:54:29 UTC
  • Lyman William Carter (1836 - 1873)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 8 2018, 0:49:06 UTC
  • Sarah Carter (1812 - 1888)
    Sarah York Carter BIRTH 25 Aug 1812 Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA DEATH 8 Sep 1888 (aged 76) Glenbar, Graham County, Arizona, USA BURIAL Old Pima Cemetery Graham County, Arizona GEDCOM Note ...
  • Hannibal Hamlin, 15th Vice President of the USA (1809 - 1891)
    Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was the 15th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Abraham Lincoln from 1861–1865. He was the first Vice President from the Repub...
  • William Furlsbury Carter, Sr. (1811 - 1888)
    William Furlsbury Carter BIRTH 1 May 1811 Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA DEATH 11 Oct 1888 (aged 77) Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, USA BURIAL Santaquin City Cemetery Santaquin, Utah County, Utah ...

This project is part of the State of Maine Portal.

Oxford County, Maine is a county in western Maine, along the borders with New Hampshire and Canada. As of the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 57,833. Its county seat is the town of Paris and the largest town is Rumford. The county was formed on March 4, 1805 from northerly portions of York and Cumberland counties. It borders the Canadian province of Quebec.

Part of Oxford County is included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area while a different part of Oxford County is included in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Ethnic Groups

The racial makeup of the county in 2010 was 96.8% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.6% were English, 14.8% were Irish, 8.2% were American, 6.4% were German, and 5.6% were French Canadian.

As of 2015, the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Oxford County, Maine are: English, 22.6%; French or French Canadian, 20.9%; Irish, 15.7%; American, 8.9%; German, 6.5%; Scottish, 5.6%; Italian, 4.9%; and Polish, 1.9%.

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