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1 History of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, from its Early Settlement by the Indians in 1647 to the Present Time, 1879
Frederick C. Pierce
(1879) reprint, 5x8, paper, index, 2 vols., 640 pp, Heritage Books
The book begins with a history of the local Nipmuck Indians and includes a copy of the deed for the purchase of the town from them, followed by a list of citizens who received property in the division of land and information about early events of note. Other valuable lists include census polls, military enlistments, agricultural data, and government positions, select-men, and constables. The remaining chapters cover a variety of diverse subjects including the town's war record, ecclesiastical and educational history, official and statistical history, and old houses and buildings. Genealogies include character sketches, professional profiles and death notices of 79 of the oldest local families, among them Aldrich, Baker, Child, Clark, Fisk, Goddard, Goodale, Harrington, Leland, Miles, Robbins, Stone, Wheeler, Whitney and Wood. Over 50 illustrations, including maps, woodcuts, and portraits enhance work.
Price: 49.50 USD

Historical Collections (Massachusetts), Volume Two, Holmes Ammidown

2 Historical Collections (Massachusetts), Volume Two
Holmes Ammidown
(1874), 1996, 5x8, paper, index, 598 pp, Heritage Books
This book covers the town histories of Sturbridge, Charlton and Southbridge, Massachusetts. Each town's history is discussed from its formation and settlement, up to the time that the book was originally published. The histories of Sturbridge and Charlton include the petition for the town and grant, the origin of the name of the town, a list of manufacturing companies, the schools and churches of the area, and biographical information on some of the predominant members of the community. The history of Southbridge contains all of the above, plus more detailed information about the town including the new roads and highways, the cemetery, a broad list of manufacturing companies, and a history of the churches.
Price: 41.00 USD


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