Taunton is located at the mouth of the Tauna River, which winds through the city to Mount Hope in the south. It is about 45 minutes drive from Boston and about an hour and a half from New York City. There is a public library in the town, and along the river there are a number of restaurants and shops as well as a grocery store.
Several CSX freight tracks pass Taunton on their way from Boston to New York City over the Tauna River. Several CSZ freight trains pass Tunton in the morning as they head to their destinations in Boston, New Jersey and New Hampshire. Several CSx freight trains pass Tuneton, Massachusetts, en route to Boston and the New England port of Boston.
An 8-year-old boy from Taunton, Massachusetts, on his way back from Boston to New York City.
Middleborough is located in Taunton, Massachusetts, a town of about 2,000 people in the western part of the state. It is also home to the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is home to one of Boston's oldest public schools, the Boston Public Library. Taunaton is also home to a number of local businesses, including a grocery store and café.
Taunton is the author of several publications, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Boston Public Library. Members who do not live in the Boston area appreciate the extensive online resources that include the American Genealogical Society, one of the oldest quarterly genealogical journals in the country since 1847, and the National Genealogy Society.
The Bristol County deed image is online at FamilySearch.org, but finding the deed in the collection can be confusing as it contains the names of the Farwell family from Taunton, Fall River, Massachusetts. The wife was the daughter of the elder John Strong, who came to America with his wife on the ship Mary John in 1630 and from there went to Cohannet (today Taunaton) around 1637. He married a second, around 1635, in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, Abigail Ford, whom he would have met on his crossing. From the records of Suffolk and Bristol counties, there appears to be a relationship between the Farwell families in and around Tunton, and this may be the origin of their connection to the Strong Family.
They were 1643 inhabitants of Taunton and settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the next year. They stayed there and were among the first settlers. James Browne, a Baptist, founded the town of Swansey in Massachusetts with other members of his sect, but had to leave around 1663. Their children were Jabez, born July 9, 1668 in Swanseys Massachusetts; Dorothy was born August 29, 1666 in Swanssey Massachusetts; and James, born May 4, 2016 in Rehobsoth Massachusetts, died in 1725 in Barrington, Rhode Island in the year 17.
In early 1638, on the advice of Roger Williams, they bought a place for the Indians to expel their family, and seventeen others fled to Providence. The younger Smith had to be taken to the colony of Southampton on Long Island, where he ran into trouble again, before finally moving to Setauket, Massachusetts, where he built a house and became a judge and a public - spirited citizen. He behaved well, had a good reputation as a man of good character and good manners.
John Gilbert, an immigrant ancestor, was born in Bridgewater County, Somerset, England, and came to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1630 by ship Mary and John. He and his companions are believed to have been passengers of Hopewell before they settled at First Baptist Church in Portland in the 1830s. He was married in 1645 and settled in Dorcester, MA, but returned to Boston after that, probably to be the father of John Gilbert and his wife Elizabeth.
The young man then bought a large piece of land in Narragansett Bay, built a trading post in Wickford, Rhode Island, and settled in the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, a few miles south of Boston. He owned land for the Hounds ditches in Namassakeeset and Duxbury, and received a land grant for his land on the west side of the Bay and a grant for a farm in Dorchester County.
The third Bristol is located entirely in Taunton, the fifth Bristol includes Dighton, Somerset and parts of Swansea, and the twelfth covers the entire Dorchester County, including the cities of Duxbury, Dauphin, Somerville, Plymouth, Southborough, Dorcester, Northampton and Plymouth County. Fourth Bristol, which includes the city of Southampton, part of Plymouth and a number of other cities in the south, includes a large part of Boston and some of its suburbs. It served as the site of several publications, including a book, a newspaper, an encyclopedia, two magazines, several newspapers, three radio stations and several magazines.