Norton, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall (1910)
Norton, Massachusetts, USA

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New High School, Norton, Mass.

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Where is Norton, Massachusetts, USA? 

Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
The area known today as the Town of Norton in Bristol County was originally part of the Taunton North Purchase. As more families settled in this area, the people wanted to either form their own town or a separate precinct. The main reasons for this were the distances they had to travel and the poor roads that made it most inconvenient to attend church services in Taunton. The settlers petitioned for a minister, a church, and the right to become a precinct. Thus in 1709, this area became known as the North Precinct of Taunton.

On June 12, 1711, the said North Precinct of Taunton was incorporated as the Town of Pages/ NortonMA_WebDocs/ townhistory

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13. NORTON. [Pop. 1,545. Inc. 1711.]
Norton was probably named after the Rev. John Norton, who came to Plymouth with Gov. Winslow, in 1635, and was settled over the first church in Boston for many years.

This town once included Easton and Mansfield, and with them was originally a part of Taunton.

The chief...

1890 Norton Massachusetts
Norton is a farming and manufacturing town lying in the northern part of Bristol County, 30 miles south of Boston by the Taunton and New Bedford Branch of the Old Colony Railroad; from which, also, another branch connects with Attleborough. On the first the stations are Norton and Crane's; on the...Read MORE...

Norton, Mass., July 27. - Fire broke out yesterday in the three-storied wooden building owned and occupied by A. H. Sweet & Co. as a box factory. Owing to there being no water system in the town, a bucket brigade was formed, but which proved totally inadequate, and the building was razed to the...Read MORE...

1899 - Norton
Norton. - This was the seventh town formed in Bristol county and was set off from Taunton on March 17, 1710. On June 12, 1711, a bill to perfect the grant was passed. Easton was set off from Norton in December, 1725. On the 26th of April, 1770, a part of Easton was constituted the District of...Read MORE...

Norton, a post-village in Norton township (town), Bristol co., Mass., 8 miles NNW. of Taunton on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. Norton contains the Wheaton Female Seminary. It has manufactures of paper and wood-boxes. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1826; of the village, about 600.
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 - $100,000 Fire in Norton, Mass.
NORTON, Mass., May 27. - Three wool storehouses, connected with the George A. Talbot & Sons mill here, were burned to the ground to-day, causing a loss of $100,000. Each storehouse was afire when the flames were discovered, and this fact leads the police to believe that the blaze was of incendiary...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Charles Burr (1786, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 29 June 1862, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Polly B. Burt (1776, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1855, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Mary Campbell (8 May 1696, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 1742, , Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Sylvanus Campbell (abt. 1671, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 16 May 1718, Norton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Betsey Clapp (1782, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 7 September 1871, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Mercy Dorman (6 September 1720, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 28 December 1811, Wendell, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Ada Field (1790, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 1874, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Mary Finney (12 November 1727, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 1819, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Laura J. Godfrey (1838, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 9 October 1900, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Wesley Knowles (1806, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 6 June 1886, Canton, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Lucy Newland (1795, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 2 September 1852, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Joshua Tucker (1769, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 2 June 1860, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Seth Tucker (1765, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 14 May 1853, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  John Wetherell (1776, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 14 June 1850, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Zilpha Wetherell (1782, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 1853, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Stephen Witherell (1790, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 20 December 1859, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Seth Dorman (8 May 1682 - 21 December 1741) & Sarah Thayer (5 February 1693 - 12 June 1753)
married 4 August 1715

John Sealey (10 April 1697 - 3 December 1783) & Hannah Briggs (abt. 1701 - 16 February 1760)
married 12 January 1724

Bezaleel Thrasher (1719 - 25 April 1803) & Hannah West (21 April 1720 - 22 February 1782)
married 21 October 1742

Ebenezer Jones (1 October 1726 - 13 September 1791) & Mary Finney (12 November 1727 - 1819)
married 13 June 1747

Gideon W Manchester (28 May 1821 - 27 May 1906) & Susan F Unknown (abt. 1838 - 31 August 1896)
married 3 October 1869

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