Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA? 

Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Cheshire was first settled in 1766 and was officially incorporated in 1793. It is named after the county of Cheshire in England.
The valley town was founded by Baptists from Rhode Island, the first settlers in the region who were not of the established Puritan Church. The early colonists were mostly descendants of those who had followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island in their quest for religious freedom.
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1793 - Cheshire was founded in 1793. Its parent towns were Adams, Lanesborough, Windsor and New Ashford District.
The vital records for the period of 1750-1865 were destroyed by fire. Marriage intention records were at the home of the Town Clerk at the time of the fire. No records have been published.

ma-vitalrecords.org/ MA/ Berkshire/index.shtml
Added: 1/20/2013 2:45:55 PM - 1  Updated: 4/16/2014 7:59:49 AM - 1

20. CHESHIRE. [Pop. 985. Inc. 1793.]
This town was formed from parts of Lanesborough, New Ashford, Adams, and Windsor.

The town rises from the centre into hills well adapted for grazing;
and the products of the dairy, rivalling those of Cheshire in England,
probably suggested the name.

The greatest event in the history of this ...Read MORE...



1859
CHESHIRE, a township in Berkshire co., in Massachusetts, 130 m. W by N of Boston. Pop. 985.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire, Mass., proposed that his flock should celebrate the victory by making for the new Chief Magistrate the biggest cheese the world has ever seen. Every man and woman who owned a cow was to give for this...Read MORE...


Cheshire Massachusetts, 1890
Cheshire is a fine grazing town in the northerly part of Berkshire County, about 150 miles west, slightly north, of Boston. At Cheshire, Cheshire Harbor and Farnum's are railroad stations on a branch of the Boston and Albany Railroad connecting Pittsfield with the Fitchburg Railroad at North Adams. ...Read MORE...


1916
Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township (town), on the Boston and Albany R., 10 miles ENE. of Pittsfield. Pop. in 1900, 1221.
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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1926 - NINE INJURED AS CAR TURNS TURTLE. Locomobile Owned by Lester Carpenter, Overturns in Car Tracks. CHILD IN HOSPITAL.
Gertrude Carpenter, Two Years Old, Has Possible Concussion - Others Not Injured

Nine Adams people, riding in a Locomobile touring car, owned by Lester Carpenter, 117 Grove street and operated by Albert H. Newton of this town, who lives with the Carpenters, miraculously escaped fatal injury...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Fish
America/USA  Abigail Fish (1791, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 17 January 1863, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA )

Ingraham
America/USA  Mary Ingraham (1799, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 3 April 1879, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Johnson
America/USA  Francis Johnson (1811, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 23 March 1866, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Lamb
America/USA  Robert Farnam Lamb (31 December 1930, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 2004, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Northup
America/USA  Isaac W. Northup (1804, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 7 September 1851, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA )

Whipple
America/USA  Cyrus A. Whipple (1829, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 9 July 1858, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA )

Whitney
America/USA  Starr Ingalls Whitney (11 December 1914, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 19 April 1993, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Horn
 America/USA  June Lois Horn (29 June 1930, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 2007, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Walter Thomas Horn (1 March 1882, Colrain, Massachusetts, USA - 9 November 1948, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Lamb
America/USA  Robert Farnam Lamb (31 December 1930, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 2004, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1910
Peter Horn (25 June 1888 - March 1963) & Mabel Irene Boyington (5/14/1890 - 1942)
married 3 December 1910

1940
Starr Ingalls Whitney (11 December 1914 - 19 April 1993) & Pauline Miller Horn (05 March 1923 - 7 October 1972)
married 1940
 




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