Plymouth County MA

History of Halifax Massachusetts

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

Descendants of Benjamin S. Atwood of Whitman, MA

Benjamin S. Atwood, the well-known box manufacturer of Whitman, Mass., was one of the best known men in Plymouth county, and as a business man and as a soldier stood high in the estimation of all who know him. He was born in the town of Carver, Plymouth county, June 25, 1840. The Atwood family of which Benjamin S. Atwood is a descendant is an old and prominent family of Plymouth Colony. The founder was John Wood, who came to Plymouth in 1643, and was later known as John Atwood – a spelling of the name that has been retained to the present time.

Biographical Sketch of Christopher Tilden

(IV) Christopher, son of Joseph Tilden, was baptized at Scituate May 4, 1712. He married Sarah Parrot of Boston and lived there. Children, born in Boston: Major David, mentioned elsewhere; Sarah, born March 6, 1743; Abigail, April 17, 1745; Captain Joseph. of Boston, had sons Joseph, Bryant P. and William.

New England Indians

It is lamentable to reflect that in the primitive dealings between the venturous Europeans and aborigines of America, the kindly welcome and the hospitable reception were the part of the savage, and treachery, kidnapping, and murder too frequently that of the civilized and nominally Christian visitor. It appears to have been matter of common custom …

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Ancestry of Henry Huttleston Rogers of Fairhaven Massachusetts

Henry Huttleston Rogers, Fairhaven’s most distinguished son, was born there Jan. 29, 1840, and died May 19, 1909, in New York City. Of typical New England stock and Old Colony antecedents, his continued identity with Fairhaven made him dearly beloved in that community. The Rogers family is, perhaps, one of the most ancient and numerous of the old settled families in the country. There were no less than a dozen who bore the name of John Rogers among the seventeenth century emigrants, and one of this Christian name was president of Harvard College in the latter part of that century. It is the purpose in this article to deal, briefly, with only one of the New England Rogers families – that of which Henry Huttleston Rogers was a representative.

History of Wareham Massachusetts

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

1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory, Dentists to Dyers

Dentists Bourne & King, Abington Donham G. E., E. Abington, Abington Washburn Christian, Bridgewater Washburn N. & C., Bridgewater Daly & Rolte, Hingham Leach C. W., Lakeville Minor Westley, Marion Henry Stephen, Marshfield Leach C. W., Middleboro Packard J. E., North Bridgewater Puffer L. W., Bridgewater Whitney Geo. K., Bridgewater Drew T. B., Plymouth Shumway …

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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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1867 Rochester Massachusetts Directory

Alley Charles H. farmer Allen Daniel, master mariner Allen Joseph, farmer Ashley George H. mariner Ashley Rufus M. mariner Atwood Elias, cooper Atwood Thornton, cooper Atwood Warren, cooper Barrett William, butcher Bates Elijah farmer Bates Ephraim, farmer Bates Rowland B. master mariner Bearse Gershom, shoemaker Bennett Henry H. farmer, Bennett John, farmer Bennett John G. …

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1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory

The 1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory is abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867 and contains a brief history of Plymouth County, MA and each town within it, along with various notes of historical and genealogical importance, such as a list of men from each town who died in the Revolutionary War.

Ancestors of Nelson Sherman of Carver and Brockton, Massachusetts

Nelson Sherman, who was for many years extensively engaged in agricultural pursuits in the town of Carver, Mass., and is now making his home in the city of Brockton, is regarded as one of the substantial men of Plymouth county. He is a descendant of several of this Commonwealth’s earliest settled and most prominent families, and was born March 14, 1841, in North Carver, son of Henry and Christinai (Crocker) Sherman.

Ancestors of Warren A. Reed of Brockton Massachusetts

The Reed family of Brockton, Mass., a leading member of which was Judge Warren A. Reed, lawyer and jurist, who for over a third of a century had been one of the foremost citizens of Brockton, and during the greater part of that long period connected with the judicial, civic and financial interests of the city, district and State, is one of long and honorable standing in this Commonwealth, and one the forerunner of which came to these shores over two hundred and fifty years ago. Many members of this historic family have given good account of themselves, and many are there who have been prominent in the history of this country. An account of the branch of the family to which Judge Reed belongs is here given in chronological order, beginning with the earliest American ancestor.

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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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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Biographical Sketch of Josiah C. Williamson

Josiah C. Williamson was born February 18, 1851, in Marshfield, Massachusetts, coming to Pescadero, California, December 14, 1869, via the Isthmus of Panama. He lost no time, but immediately engaged in the dairy business. After four years spent at this, he clerked in a store until 1885, when he opened up a general merchandise store, which …

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