James S. Leamon
at the Lincoln County Court House
in the room where Jacob Bailey once preached.

JAMES S. LEAMON grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He earned a PhD in American colonial history at Brown University in 1961.
  After a brief stint teaching in Iowa and Pennsylvania, he returned to Bates in 1964 as a member of the history department, where he taught courses in early American history and historical archaeology until his retirement in 2000. He has written articles, contributed chapters, and coedited several books on Maine's history.
  His book Revolution Downeast: The War for American Independence in Maine, published by University of Massachusetts Press in 1993, won the New England Historical Association's annual book award the following year.
  In 2008 he received the Neal Woodside Allen Jr. Award from the Maine Historical Society for outstanding contributions to Maine history. He lives in Casco, Maine, with his wife, Nicci, a historical and literary transcriptionist. «