Plymouth County MA

History of Abington Massachusetts

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

1867 Duxbury Massachusetts Directory

Adams John, farmer Alden Benjamin, auctioneer Alden Henry, laborer Alden Ichabod, laborer Alden James, farmer Alden John, trader Alden John, jr. master mariner Alden Samuel, boat-builder Alden Thomas, farmer Alden William J. deputy sheriff Alden William J. jr. shoemaker Ames Thomas K. shoemaker Armstrong John, shoemaker Arnold Abel C. shoemaker Arnold Gamaliel, shoemaker Arnold Orson …

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Washburn Genealogy of Bridgewater Massachusetts

John Washburn, first of the name here, was an early settler in New England, and was a resident of Duxbury, Mass., before 1632, in which year he had an action in court against Edward Doten. He was named in the assessment of taxes in 1633, and in 1634 bought a place from Edward Bonparse known as “Eagle’s Nest.” He and his two sons, John and Philip, were included with those able to bear arms in 1643. He and his son John were original proprietors of Bridgewater, and they with the son Philip settled in the town as early as 1665. He died in Bridgewater before 1670.

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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Chandler Family of Boston and East Bridgewater MA

This Boston – East Bridgewater Chandler family, the head of which was the late Hon. Peleg Whitman Chandler, long one of the leading counselors of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and one of a family of lawyers, comes of a Massachusetts-Maine branch of the ancient Duxbury family whose progenitor was Edmund Chandler. The branch just alluded to for several generations at New Gloucester and Bangor, Maine, and at Boston in this Commonwealth, has been one of liberal education, college-bred men, men who have adorned the legal profession, and it has allied itself through generations with a number of the ancient and first families of the Old Colony. There follows in chronological order from Edmund Chandler, the first American ancestor of this branch of American Chandlers, and in detail the family history and genealogy.

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.

Descendants of Rev James Keith of Bridgewater MA

Rev James Keith was born in 1644, was educated at Aberdeen, Scotland, where he was graduated, likely from Marischal College (educated, as tradition says, at the expense of a maiden aunt), his name appearing on the roll in 1657, said college having been founded by George, the fifth Earl of Keith Marischal, in 1593. At the age of eighteen years he emigrated to this country, arriving in Boston in 1662.

History of Plympton Massachusetts

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

1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory, Ice Dealers to Lumber Dealers

Ice Dealers Noyes Lorenzo D., Abington Witherell Jabez, Bridgewater Jenkins Merritt, East Bridgewater Nelson James, Hingham Howes & Sturtevant, Mattapoisett Cleveland Walter F., North Bridgewater Stoddard John T., Plymouth Clapp H. T., Scituate Burrell J. D., West Bridgewater Insurance Agents Rowland F. P., Abington Pierce H. B., North Abington Kingman Benj. S., Bridgewater Kingman Philip …

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Descendants of William Brett of Bridgewater, MA

Ellis Brett, president of the Plymouth County Trust Company, of Brockton, and one of that city’s honored and respected citizens, is a worthy representative of historic New England ancestry, the Brett family having resided in this community since the first settlement of the mother town of Bridgewater, from which the town of North Bridgewater (now Brockton) was set off. Mr. Brett was born in the latter town Oct. 23, 1840, only son of Ephraim and Ruth (Copeland) Brett. The early history of the Brett family in America begins with William Brett, who came to Duxbury, Mass., in 1645, from Kent, England, and later became one of the fifty-four original proprietors and first settlers of the town of ancient Bridgewater, settling in the West parish of the town. He was an elder in the church, and often when the Rev. James Keith, the first ordained pastor of the church there, was ill, Mr. Brett preached to the people. He was a leading man in both church and town affairs, and was deputy to the General Court from the date of the in-corporation of ancient Bridgewater in 1656 to 1661. That he was well educated and intelligent is manifest from a letter to Governor Winslow, still extant, and he was much esteemed by his brethren and often employed in their secular affairs. He died Dec. 17, 1681, aged sixty-three years

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