When Honor P. Chadbourne was born in 1821, in Maine, United States, her father, Col James Chadbourne, was 25 and her mother, Mercy A. Scribner, was 21. She lived in Denmark, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1850.
A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.