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

Biography of Levi O. Atwood of Middleboro

The Atwood family, from which is descended Levi O. Atwood, prominent Middleboro manufacturer, occupies an important place in the annals of Great Britain, no less than sixteen families of the name having had their arms entered in the Herald’s College. As is the case in Great Britain, the Atwood family in America has been a most prolific one. The first American ancestor of record was: (I) John Wood, or Atwood, resident of Plymouth in 1643, married Sarah, daughter of Richard Masterson, and had nine children, including: (II) Deacon Nathaniel Atwood, born February 25, 1651-52, died December 17, 1724, married Mary, …

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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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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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