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The Lynching of Jim Cullen

Updated: Jun 9

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Jim Cullen, the only known lynching in New England. Cullen was a New Brunswick farmer of Irish descent who worked in the Maine woods logging in the winters. He also worked odd jobs in the mills and at local farms. Jim Cullen was a tall, giant of a man with a red beard, who was reputed to have stolen articles of clothing from many a clothesline. He lived in New Brunswick, moved to Ball’s Mills, which today is called Mapleton.


Instructor: Kim Smith, Presque Isle Historical Society



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