Location: Medfield Massachusetts

J. R. Bronson

Ancestors of John Richardson Bronson of Attleboro, MA

JOHN RICHARDSON BRONSON, M. D., who for over half a century was one of the best known practitioners of medicine in southern Massachusetts and part of Rhode Island, and who for upward of fifty years was a resident of Attleboro, was a native of Connecticut, born in the town of Middlebury, New Haven county, June 5, 1829, son of Garry and Maria (Richardson) Bronson.

The Bronson family was early planted in the New World. John Bronson (early of record as Brownson and Brunson) was early at Hartford. He is believed, though not certainly known, to have been one of the company who came in 1636 with Mr. Hooker, of whose church he was a member. He was a soldier in the Pequot battle of 1637. He is not named among the proprietors of Hartford in the land division of 1639; but is mentioned in the same year in the list of settlers, who by the “towne’s courtesie” had liberty “to fetch woods and keepe swine or cowes on the common.” His house lot was in the “soldiers’ field,” so called, in the north part of the old village of Hartford, on the “Neck Road” (supposed to have been given for service in the Pequot war), where he lived in 1640. He moved, about 1641 to Tunxis (Farmington) He was deputy from Farmington in May, 1651, and at several subsequent sessions, and the “constable of Farmington” in 1652. He was one of the seven pillars at the organization of the Farmington Church in 1652. His name is on the list of freemen of Farmington in 1669. He died Nov. 28, 1680.

Descendants of Thomas Boyden of Bridgewater, MA

BOYDEN (Walpole-Bridgewater family). For a half century – for fifty and more years: – the name Boyden has stood in the town of Bridgewater, Mass., as a synonym for the highest type of useful, ennobling and elevating citizenship, as exemplified in the life of the now venerable principal emeritus of the Bridgewater State Normal School, Prof. Albert Gardner Boyden, who for the long period of fifty and more years has been identified as student, teacher and principal with the noted institution of learning alluded to, and has reared a son who has taken up the work so recently laid down

Dedham Historical Register vol 1

Dedham Massachusetts Historical Society Register 1890-1903

From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.

News from New England – King Phillip’s War

Being a true and last account of the present Bloody Wars carried on betwixt the infidels, natives, and the English Christians, and converted Indians of New England, declaring the many dreadful battles fought betwixt them: As also the many towns and villages burnt by the merciless heathens. And also the true number of all the Christians slain since the beginning of that War, As it was sent over by a factor of New England to a merchant in London. Licensed Aug. 1. Roger L’Estrange. London. Printed for J. Corners, at the sign of the Black Raven in Duck-Lane, 1676. 1The

Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson – Indian Captivities

Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Wife of the Rev. Joseph Rowlandson, Who Was Taken Prisoner when Lancaster was Destroyed, in the Year 1676; Written by Herself. On the 10th of February, 1676, came the Indians with great numbers 1Fifteen hundred was the number, according to the best authorities. They were the Wamponoags, led by King Philip, accompanied by the Narrhagansett, his allies, and also by the Nipmucks and Nashaways whom his artful eloquence had persuaded to join with him. upon Lancaster: their first coming was about sun-rising. Hearing the noise of some guns, we looked out; several houses were burning, and the smoke

Genealogy of James Allen Family of Medfield Massachusetts

H130 JAMES ALLEN: the progenitor of the Allen Family, of Medfield, came to America with his wife Anna, in 1639, and settled in Dedham, Mass. They had (1) John: b. in Dedham Dec. 4, 1639. (2) James: b. in Medfield; m. Lydia Adams. (3) Nathaniel: m. Mary Frizwell, 1673; nine ch., viz.: Samuel, Nathaniel, James, John, Ebenezer, Edward and three daus. (4) William: who had Mary and William. (5) Benjamin: who had Benjamin, Mary and Lydia. (6) Martha: m. William Sabine, of Seekonk, R. I., Dec. 22, 1663. (7) Mary: m. Joseph Clark, of Medfield. (8) Sarah: m. Domingo White

Biography of Allen, Nathaniel Topliff

Allen, Nathaniel Topliff, son of Ellis and Lucy (Lane) Allen, was born in Medfield, Norfolk County, Sept. 29, 1823. His native homestead farm has been owned and tilled by seven generations of Allens, noted for longevity, sterling common-sense, and rugged worth; and there, during his boyhood, the subject of this sketch followed the pursuits of his ancestors, and laid the foundation of a vigorous constitution. Three years of his minority were spent in a Waltham cotton mill, where he acquired a knowledge of textile manufacture; he also received a good common-school education in the public schools, a family school kept

Unidentified Surnames – Medfield, Massachusetts Marriage Records

* Intention not recorded. UNIDENTIFIED. Fillis and Newport [? Green], int. July 1, 1784. [? Negroes.] G[torn], Lydia and Timothy Sparowhauk, Feb. 20, 1745.* Richer d [torn], WaitstUl of Dedham, and Sam[ue]l Smith, int. Apr. 17, 1815. [? Green] Newport and Fillis, int. July i, 1784. [? Negroes.]

D Surnames – Medfield, Massachusetts Death Records

DANIEL (see Daniell, Daniels, Dannills) Elisabeth, w. Ebenezer, Apr. 25, 1706. Zech, s. Joseph, May 2, 1687. DANIELL (see Daniel, Daniels, Dannills) Jeremiah, s. Joseph and Marie, June 16, 1680. Mehittabell, d. Joseph and Mary, June 3, 1686. DANIELS (see Daniel, Daniell, Dannills) Rachel, w. Joseph, 3, 1687 [rec. after May 2]. , Mrs., Apr. 4, 1842, a. 78. DANIELSON (see Danilson) Caroline Augusta, d. Dr. Lothario and Mary, Nov. 3, 1806. Mary, w. Dr. Lothario, Nov. 6, 1812. DANILSON (see Danielson) William Cowper, s. Dr. Lothario and Mary, Mar. 14, 1806. DANNILLS (see Daniel, Daniell, Daniels) Mary, w. Joseph