Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - Cushing Academy
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)

Cushing Academy

"Cushing Academy is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9 through 12 plus an optional postgraduate year located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. It was... Read MORE...


Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - Town Hall
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)
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Where is Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA? 

Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Ashburnham was first settled in 1736, and was officially incorporated in 1765. The name is of British origin, possibly drawn from the Earl of Ashburnham, in Pembrey, or the Sussex community of Ashburnham.

Ashburnam was originally made up of the lands granted to officers and soldiers of a 1690 expedition to Canada. It was called the Plantation of Dorchester-Canada until it was incorporated.wikipedia

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26. ASHBURNHAM. [Pop. 1,652 Inc. 1765.]
This town was granted to certain inhabitants of Dorchester, for services in Canada, in 1690, and it was called Dorchester-Canada,
till incorporated. Part of Gardner was taken from this town.

Ashburnham being on the ridge between the Connecticut and the Merrimack, some of the sources of the...Read MORE...

1848 - Ashburnham
This town was granted by the general court to Thomas Tileston and others, for and in consideration of services done by officers and soldiers of the ancient town of Dorchester in the expedition to Canada, in 1690, under Capt. John Withrington. This grant was formerly known by the name of “Dorchester ...Read MORE...

ASHBURNHAM, a township of Massachusetts, U. S., 53 m. NW of Boston, on Miller's river. Pop. 1,652.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1882 - Fire
Austin Whitney & Sons' morocco leather tannery at Ashburnham, Mass., was burned at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. A shed, an engine, and some stock were saved. The loss and issurance[sic] are unknown at present.

The New York Times
New York, New York
March 13, 1882
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Ashburnham Massachusetts, 1890
Ashburnham is a thriving town in the northern part of Worcester County, on the water-shed between the Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, and sixty miles northwest of Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad. Its stations on this road are Ashburnham — the central village — on a short branch, and Ashburnham...Read MORE...

Fire Also Destroys Houses and Buildings in North Ashburnham, Mass.

NORTH ASHBURNHAM, Mass., July 4. - Boys celebrating the Fourth are thought to have started a fire which burned the Old Congregational Church, five dwelling houses, and other buildings today. The loss is estimated at...Read MORE...

Ash'burnham, a banking post-village of Worcester CO., Mass., in Ashburnham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 55 miles WNW. of Boston. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1882.
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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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Reuben Barrett (1809, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - 18 July 1869, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  Rita Caroline Caouette (August 5, 1919, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - October 7, 2008, Dunedin, Florida, USA) gravestone

flag  Sarah Foster (1800, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - 14 February 1866, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Susan J. Lawrence (1851, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - 8 May 1874, Ashby, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Emma Louise Tremblay (22 July 1893, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - , )

flag  George Whitney (1814, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) - 5 June 1858, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Sarah Prentice (11 March 1716, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 15 March 1803, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham))

 immigrant - Canada to US   Joseph Zabulin Thomas (27 August 1890, Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada - 9 August 1952, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)) gravestone

 flag  Alice Malley Walsh (2 September 1921, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 20 December 2005, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)) gravestone

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