Plymouth County

History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of Charles L. Bates

After completing his university course and receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws, Charles L. Bates entered the teaching profession, in which he rendered valuable service for nearly twenty years. Since 1902 he has served as town treasurer of Wareham. Mr. Bates is a descendant of Mary Allerton, who came to New England in the “Mayflower.” His father, Stephen Bates, was a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he was engaged during the early years of his life as a shoemaker and fisherman, but during the later years he was engaged as a farmer. He died in 1917, having survived his …

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History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of John Baylies LeBaron of Middleboro, Massachusetts

Recollection of the death, in 1918, of John Baylies LeBaron, brings to mind the fact that this prominent Middleboro business man was not only descended from a famous man who was characterized within the pages of fiction, but was also, through many intermarriages among his forebears, the inheritor of distinguished Colonial blood of the “Mayflower” voyagers and of some of the first families of old Plymouth, among them those of Warren, Griswold, Bradford, Cushman, Bartlett and DeWolf. The records of the town of Plymouth reveal that Francis LeBaron, first known American ancestor, happened upon the shores of this country in …

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History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of Elwyn B. Lynde of Middleboro, Massachusetts

Among the well known residents of Middleboro, Massachusetts, is Elwyn B. Lynde, former treasurer of the Middleborough National Bank, who has been a resident of Middleboro since 1912. Mr. Lynde is a direct descendant of Thomas Lynde, who was born in England in 1593-4, and came to this country at the age of forty years. He settled first at Wollaston, later known as Quincy, Massachusetts, and then at Charlestown, where he was made a free man in 1634-5, and died in 1671. He was prominent in the affairs of Church and State, and served as a deacon in the church. …

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Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain

Biography of Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain

Conspicuous on the roll of representative lawyers and justices of Southeastern Massachusetts is the name of Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain, of Brockton. Judge Chamberlain is descended on both paternal and maternal sides from old New England ancestry. His father, born in Maine, came of Massachusetts antecedents, and his mother was a native of Plympton, Massachusetts. Through the families of Wright (surname of his mother’s house), Cooper and Sampson, he is descended from forebears who came to the Colonies in the “Mayflower” and the “Fortune.” William Wright, progenitor of the Wright family in America, was aboard the latter vessel, the date …

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Northeast Corner of 1941 Assawompset Pond, Massachusetts USGS Topographical Map

Historic USGS Maps of Assawompset Pond, Massachusetts Quadrangle

These maps are part of USGS Topographical Maps made since 1882. They’ve been broken down into quadrangle’s to make viewing them easier. We have digital copies of one series for the Assawompset Pond, Massachusetts Quadrangle. Surveyed in 1937 and published in 1941. For information about these maps see Historic USGS Topographical Maps. 1941 Assawompset Pond, Massachusetts Quadrangle Historic USGS map Surveyed 1937. Adjacent USGS 7.5 Minute Series Quadrangles Assawompset PondAssonetBridgewater Fall River EastMarionNew Bedford North PlymptonSnipatuit PondTaunton USGS 15 Minute Series Quadrangle Covering this Area Middleboro Towns Covered By this Quadrangle AcushnetFreetown LakevilleMiddleborough RochesterTaunton

Southwest Corner of 1893 Abington, Massachusetts USGS Topographical Map

Historic USGS Maps of Abington, Massachusetts Quadrangle

These maps are part of USGS Topographical Maps made since 1882. They’ve been broken down into quadrangle’s to make viewing them easier. We have digital copies of two different series for the Abington, Massachusetts Quadrangle. One surveyed in 1885 and published in 1893 and then a partial revision resurveyed in 1917 and printed that year. For information about these maps see Historic USGS Topographical Maps. USGS 15 Minute SeriesLatitude 42.125 Longitude 289.125 1893 Abington, Massachusetts Quadrangle Historic USGS map Reprinted 1932, Surveyed 1885. 1917 Abington, Massachusetts Quadrangle Historic USGS map Partial revision by the Massachusetts Commission on Waterways and Public …

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