Plymouth County MA

Lincoln Family of Hingham and Taunton, Massachusetts

From the pioneer days at the settlement at Hingham and Taunton the Lincoln family has been a continuous one in that region of Massachusetts; one of prominence in the start, it has maintained itself both here and in the country at large and in both has long since become numerous. It has been claimed by the late Hon. Solomon Lincoln that all the Lincolns in Massachusetts are descendants of the Lincolns who settled in Hingham in 1636 and 1638. He says: “We have evidence of authentic records that the early settlers of Hingham of the name of Lincoln were four, bearing the name of Thomas, distinguished from each other by their occupations, as miller, weaver, cooper and husbandman; Stephen (brother of the husbandman); Daniel, and Samuel (brother of the weaver).” He adds “our claim is that the early settlers of Hingham above enumerated were the progenitors of all the Lincolns of the country. From Hingham the Lincolns trace their early home to Norfolk County, England.”

Thompson Family of Brockton, MA

Albert Cranston Thompson, a resident of Brockton, Plymouth county, for over forty years, was a citizen of proved worth in business and public life. His influence in both is a permanent factor in the city’s development, a force which dominates the policy of at least one phase of its civil administration, and his memory is cherished by the many with whom he had long sustained commercial and social relations. As the head of an important industrial concern for a period of over thirty years, as chairman for nearly ten years, up to the time of his death, of the sewerage commissioners of Brockton, as president of the Commercial Club, as an active worker in church and social organizations, he had a diversity of interests which brought him into contact with all sorts and conditions of men and broadened his life to an unusual degree. Good will and sympathy characterized his intercourse with all his fellows. As may be judged from his numerous interests and his activity in all he was a man of many accomplishments, of unusual ability, of attractive personality and un-questionable integrity. He was earnest in everything which commanded his attention and zealous in promoting the welfare of any object which appealed to him, and his executive ability and untiring energy made him an ideal worker in the different organizations of every kind with which he was connected. Mr. Thompson was a native of the county in which he passed all his life, having been born Dec. 19, 1843, in Halifax, a descendant of one of the oldest and best known families of that town. The families of Thompson and Fuller were very numerous and prominent in that region, so much so that according to tradition a public speaker once, in opening his address, instead of beginning with the customary “Ladies and Gentlemen” said “Fullers and Thompsons.” So much for their numbers. The line of descent is traced back to early Colonial days.

1867 South Scituate Massachusetts Directory

Babb George, farmer Bailey David, shoemaker Bailey Luther C. farmer Barker Ira, blacksmith Barker John S. carpenter Barker Watters B. ship carpenter Barnes Henry, laborer Barstow Elijah, ship carpenter Bassford David, jr., box maker Bates George H. shoemaker Bates George H. 2d, butcher Bates Harvey, butcher Bates John B. merchant Bates Lorenzo, express Beal John, …

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History of Pembroke Massachusetts

An historical sketch about Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts as abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867. Includes a list of the men from Pembroke who gave their life during the Revolutionary War.

Cushman Family of Norwich Vermont

The Cushman family in New England dates from the year 1621, the first after the landing of the Pilgrims from the Mayflower, when Robert Cushman, who was a prominent leader and organizer of the Plymouth Colony, brought from England the earliest recruits and supplies to the wasted and famishing settlement. A century and a half …

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History of Marshfield Massachusetts

An historical sketch about Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts as abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867. Includes a list of the men from Marshfield who gave their life during the Revolutionary War.

1867 Lakeville Massachusetts Directory

Aldrich John E. shoemaker Allen Clothier, farmer Allen John, farmer Allen John F. farmer Andrews Gustavus G. carpenter Andrews Stillman S. carpenter Ashley Abraham, teamer Ashley David, farmer Ashley John C. farmer Ashley John E. farmer Ashley Joseph, farmer Ashley Josiah K. cooper Ashley Luther, mason and farmer Ashley Silas P. farmer Back George, shoemaker …

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1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory, Machinery and Tools to Nurserymen

Machinery and Tools (See also Machinists and Machinery Manufacturers) Lazell, Perkins & Co., Bridgewater Machinists and Machinery Manufacturers  Young Jacob K., Abington Ellis H., Abington Kimball E. A., Abington Giles J. H., Abington Andrews M., Bridgewater Alden Leander M., Bridgewater Copeland G. A., Bridgewater Hall Alfred, Bridgewater Hayward Edwin, Bridgewater Keith Philo, Bridgewater Lazell, Perkins & …

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Harris Family Genealogy of East Bridgewater Massachusetts

The Harris family here briefly considered — that of some of the descendants of the late Deacon and Hon. William Harris, of East Bridgewater, who for a quarter of a century was town clerk, for several years town treasurer, and a representative in the Massachusetts General Court — is one of the ancient and honorable …

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Ancestors of Alexander Holmes of Kingston, MA

The family of Alexander Holmes of Kingston, MA is one of long and honorable standing in New England, and there the branch is represented by the family of the late Alexander Holmes, who for years was president of the Old Colony and Fall River Railroad. Across the water in old England the Holmes family history reaches back to the year 1066, when one John Holmes, the founder of the Holmes family, is credited with being a volunteer in the army of William, Duke of Normandy.

1867 Middleboro Massachusetts Directory

There are five Post Offices in the town, as follows: “Middleboro” “North Middleboro” or Titicut, “South Middleboro,” “East Middleboro” and “Rock.” Abbott Levi A. clergyman, r School Adams Asa, farmer, r Wareham Adams Edward, farmer, r Plymouth Adams James, farmer, r Plymouth Alden Albert, Bay State Straw Works, r Main Alden Andrew, mechanic, r Plymouth …

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History of East Bridgewater Massachusetts

An historical sketch about East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts as abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867. Includes a list of the men from East Bridgewater who gave their life during the Revolutionary War.

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