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Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA? 

Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

The name of Wilbraham comes from the villages of Little Wilbraham and Great Wilbraham located near Cambridge, England.

Wilbraham was originally divided between North Wilbraham and Wilbraham.

Wilbraham is made up of several neighborhoods, known as Wilbraham Center, North Wilbraham, East Wilbraham, Wilbraham Mountain, South Wilbraham, Boston Road Corridor and the Pines Section. In 1878, the south end of Wilbraham officially broke away from Wilbraham and formed the Town of Hampden.wikipedia


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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American...Read MORE...


6. WILBRAHAM. [Pop. 1,864 Inc. 1763.]
Wilbraham was once a part of Springfield, and was called Springfield Mountains till its incorporation.

This town is hounded on the north by the Chicopee, and is watered by several small streams.

It is chiefly an agricultural town.

Distance from Springfield, 10 miles; from...Read MORE...



News  1857 - FIRE AT WILBRAHAM
The newly erected dormitory of Wesleyan Academy, at Wilbraham, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening. It was nearly completed, and was to have been finally taken possession of to-day, (Wednesday.) It was 284 feet in length by 44 feet in width, with a wing running back 140 feet. It cost $70,000,...Read MORE...


Wilbraham Massachusetts, 1890
Wilbraham occupies a central position in the eastern section of Hampden County, and is 89 miles southwest of Boston. The Boston and Albany Railroad has a station at North Wilbraham in the northeast part of the town. This village and Wilbraham (centre) are the post-offices; and the other villages...Read MORE...


1906
Wilbraham, a post-village in Wilbraham township (town), Hampden co., Mass., 10 miles E. by N. of Springfield. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1595.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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News  1909 - MODOC EXPRESS WRECKED
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., April 29 - The Modoc Express from the West, on the Boston and Albany, was wrecked today near North Wilbraham, the engine, five coaches and a sleeper going down an embankment. One man is reported kill outright and many injured. A special wrecking train, with doctors and nurses,...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Beebe
America/USA  Marcius Beebe (1839, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 January 1880, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Bliss
America/USA  Abigail Bliss (1800, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 October 1877, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Betsey Bliss (1770, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 26 September 1854, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Jeremy Bliss (1784, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 25 September 1857, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )
America/USA  Levi Bliss (1824, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 9 March 1850, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Brewer
America/USA  Lucinda B. Brewer (1788, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 2 May 1872, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Chapin
America/USA  Celia Chapin (1790, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 1875, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Clark
America/USA  Asa Clark (1777, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 20 September 1873, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Colton
America/USA  Albert Colton (1820, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 14 February 1868, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

Crocker
America/USA  Arvilla S Crocker (1840, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 25 August 1865, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Eaton
America/USA  William H. Eaton (1837, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 24 January 1870, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Jones
America/USA  Sabra Jones (1847, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 16 December 1868, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

Kilbounn
America/USA  Lois Kilbounn (1788, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 14 April 1859, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Kobey
America/USA  John S Kobey (1788, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 10 May 1862, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Langdon
America/USA  James C. Langdon (1841, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 28 January 1873, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA )

Shaylor
America/USA  Pliny Shaylor (1786, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 13 January 1863, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Smith
America/USA  Seth Smith (1775, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 15 December 1856, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

Solander
America/USA  Cheney Solander (1797, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 21 April 1877, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Torrey
America/USA  William Torrey (1814, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 19 August 1856, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Ufford
America/USA  Lucian M. Ufford (1817, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 April 1878, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

Warriner
America/USA  Albert H. Warriner (1841, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 30 August 1873, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )
America/USA  Bathsheba Warriner (1786, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 12 January 1863, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Wood
America/USA  Reuben Wood (1787, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA - 15 August 1849, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Blair
  Joseph Blair (1815, - 17 October 1836, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA)

Moulton
America/USA  Mace Moulton (29 June 1827, Monson, Massachusetts, USA - 7 December 1870, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA)

Simpson
America/USA  Charles Amos Simpson (April 1, 1875, Medford, Massachusetts, USA - June 14, 1948, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA)
 


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