Taunton Massachusetts History
The Taunton Historical Society, the parent organization responsible for preserving and preserving the historic buildings in the city of Tuntton, Massachusetts, was founded in 1884 to ensure a sense of community and respect for their heritage. It was founded in what is now Raynham and is located on the picturesque Church Green.
James Browne, a Baptist, founded the city of Swansey, Massachusetts, with other members of his sect, but was forced to leave in 1663. One of the first settlers to stay there, William Smith, and his wife Mary stayed there. After his first marriage, young Smith was transferred to the colony of Southampton on Long Island, where he ran into trouble again before finally moving to Setauket, where he built a house and became a judge and a public - spirited citizen.
A marginal note in the Plymouth Colony Records states that Taunton began to be added to the Booke here on 5 June 1638. He had land near the Hounds ditches in Namassakeeset and Duxbury and was granted a land grant for five hectares of land on North Street. After helping to found and develop the town of Dorchester, he moved to Hingham, near Plymouth, where he received land grants on 18 September 1635 for a five-hectare plot of land along North Street.
Elder John married a second, Abigail Ford, in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA, around 1635, whom he would have met at the intersection of 1630. They married John Howland, who had come to the Mayflower, and their descendants were also descended from Mayflower ancestors. It is believed the passengers who followed were Hopewell passengers who were settling in and around Dorcester MA.
They settled in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, the following year and remained residents of Taunton until 1643, and Dorothy was born on August 29, 1666 in Swansey Massachusetts. Their children were Jabez (born July 9, 1668 in Swanley Massachusetts), Dorothy (July 11, 1701) and James (June 2, 1801). The children bore two sons, James, born on May 4, 1655 in Massachusetts and died in 1725 in Barrington, Rhode Island.
Some of the early settlers of Taunton were from Bridgewater County, Somerset, England and were already related by marriage in England, including the Rev. William Farwell, the son of William and Dorothy Farley. Records in Suffolk and Bristol County show that there appears to be a relationship between the Farwell family and Taunaton, and it may have been the basis for the name of one of their children, Dorothy.
The Leonard family genealogical memoirs contain the story of James Leonard, who was an early settler of Taunton and Reed Leonard. The book tells the story of this southeastern industrial town in Massachusetts, which is located on the banks of a historic Tunton River. In an interesting essay I read in the Old Colony Historical Society, General Peirce gave the names of nine of Edward Bobits "children to his son-in-law, John Bobits, making Damaris the fourth child born on September 15. A list of additional family names and a brief description of the date of birth of each child.
The Taunton area has been the scene of several conflicts, including King Philip's War and the American Revolution, and has been the centre of several battles in the area during these battles. Many of the Tunton patriots fought in this war and were honored in front of an oncoming US army regiment at the Battle of Tunton River on September 15, 1776. The area is surrounded by the historic city of Tuneton and its surrounding area, as well as nearby Dorchester, Dorcester, Dukesville, Cambridge, Somerville, Concord, Boston, Charlestown, Brookline, Quincy and Somerdale. It was also the battlefield during various conflicts, including King Philip's war with the United States in 1775, the War of Independence in 1817, and the Civil War in 1861.
Early in its history, the Green was used as a training ground for the militias of the American Revolution. It is said to have been built in 1774 as a "green" against the English crown and was also the site of a battle between King Philip's army and the US army during the Battle of Tunton River on September 15, 1776. He also flew over Taunton on his way to New York City in 1817, as part of his campaign against the British.
Most of the settlers in the city were from Taunton, Somerset, England, which led the early settlers to name the settlement after this city. Most of them come from Taunon, Bristol and Somerset in England, which led the earliest settler to name the settlements after these cities. Some of them came from the same area, such as Bristol in the county of Bristol.
Taunton became known as the "silver town" because it was the site of many silversmiths, including gold, silver, copper and poole mining in the area and gold mining in other parts of the state. Taunon is also known as the "Silver City" because, in addition to gold mines 6 and 7 in Worcester County, Massachusetts, it is also the site of many silver mines and mines, such as Silver Mine 1, Silver Mine 2, Silver Mine 3, Gold Mine 4 and 5. In the late 19th century Taunaton became known as the silver city due to its proximity to the Silver Mining Company mining facilities and the fact that it was home to several silver mines and silver-plated operations, including Silver Mine 1, Silver Mine 2 and 5, Gold Mine 8 and 9 in Boston, Massachusetts and also in New England.