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Warwick, Franklin, MA
Warwick was first settled in 1739 and was officially incorporated in 1763. The land that became Warwick was one of four tracts of land established by Massachusetts in 1735 to compensate the descendants of the officers and soldiers who served during the "expedition to Canada" and the Battle of Quebec in 1690. wikipedia
Warwick includes: Barber Hill and Brush Valley.
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1739 - Warwick is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1763 - The town of Warwick is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Warwick
Franklin county. This town is elevated, and contains Mount Grace, from which a delightful prospect is presented. The soil is strong, warm, and produces excellent pasturage. There are no considerable streams in the town, and its manufactures consist only of leather, scythes and palm-leaf hats. Moose pond, a pleasant sheet of water, furnishes an abundance of fine trout, pickerel and perch.
Warwick was incorporated in 1763. Population, 1837, 1,111. It is 78 miles W.N.W. from Boston and 14 E. by N. from Greenfield.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - WARWICK. [Pop. 1,071. Inc. 1763.]
Warwick was at first called Roxbury Canada, because granted to the heirs of Roxbury troops who perished in the Canada expedition of 1690.
Mount Grace is quite an elevated hill, but there is no stream of any magnitude.
Many palm-leaf hats are made here, but agriculture is the chief resource of the inhabitants.
Distance from Greenfield, 14 miles; from Boston, 78.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1848 - Warwick
The Indian name for this town was Shaomet. It was incorporated as a town in 1763. The first church which was formed here, in 1760, consisted of twenty-six members. Rev. Lemuel Hedge, the first minister, was ordained here December 3d, 1760, on the day of the formation of the church; he died in 1777, aged 44 years. His successor was Rev. Samuel Reed, who was settled here in 1779; he died in 1812, aged 57. Rev. Preserved Smith, the successor of Mr. Reed, was settled in 1814. The church and society now worship in the third house that has been built for the society; it was erected in 1836. The Trinitarian church in this place was organized in 1829, and consisted at that time of thirty members. Rev. Samuel Kingsbury, the first minister, was installed pastor in 1833, and resigned in 1835. His successor was Rev. Roger C. Hatch.
There is in the central part of the town an insulated, mountainous elevation, called Mount Grace, from which there is a fine prospect. There is a scythe factory in... Read MORE...
1854 - Warwick
Warwick, a post-township in Franklin co., Massachusetts, 72 miles W. N. W. from Boston. Population, 1021.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
Warwick Massachusetts, 1890
Warwick is a large, somewhat mountainous, farming and lumbering town forming the northeastern corner of Franklin County, 87 miles west by northwest of Boston. Warwick (centre) is the post-office and the village.
The station of the Fitchburg Railroad in Wendell is 6 miles south of Warwick centre; and that of the New London and Northern, at Northfield village, is about seven miles west. Royalston is the boundary on the east; Orange, on the southeast and south; Erving and Northfield, on the west; and Winchester and Richmond, in N. H., on the north. The assessed area is 22,489 acres. There are above 12,500 acres of forest, containing the usual flora of the region.
The farms number 144; and the value of their aggregate product in 1885 was $90,528. Fruits and berries bear their usual proportion; and there was a large product of maple sugar and molasses. Lumbering largely engages the people in the winter season. There were, in 1885, eight saw-mills and two wooden box factories. Their... Read MORE...
1895 - Warwick
Warwick, a post-village in Warwick township, Franklin co., Mass., about 42 miles N.W. of Worcester, and 16 miles E.N.E. of Greenfield. It has 3 churches, and manufactures of boots, brushwoods, and lumber. The township contains 16 saw-mills. Pop. of the township, 744.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Warwick, a post-village in Warwick township (town), Franklin co., Mass., about 42 miles NW. of Worcester. Pop. of the town in 1900, 619.
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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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Warwick, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Warwick.
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Moses LEONARD (1 November 1706, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 24 October 1788, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Nathaniel Gove STEVENS (14 June 1714, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 1 October 1796, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Harriet Beulah RICE (23 November 1716, , Massachusetts, USA - 4 December 1780, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Althea HICKS (HIX) (18 February 1724, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - 1800, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Enoch KELTON (19 June 1726, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - 31 March 1812, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Alexander John LEROW (1734, - 13 March 1806, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Joseph GOODELL (1736, - 17 March 1829, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Aaron MOORE (1739, - 15 May 1834, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
John C. MILLER (1741, - 29 April 1832, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Warwick, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Warwick.
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Francis LEONARD (23 July 1747 - 30 October 1838) and Abigail SIMONDS (21 June 1750 - 13 November 1830) married 14 February 1776
Thomas MALLARD (30 October 1761 - 30 September 1848) and Ruth GARFIELD (1764 - 28 November 1841) married 29 May 1784
Mark MOORE (4 May 1749 - 28 March 1832) and Sarah WILDER (8 November 1762 - 5 April 1844) married 23 January 1790
Jonathan MOORE (26 May 1776 - 25 December 1852) and Abigail "Nabby" LEONARD (17 February 1777 - 2 May 1809) married 3 November 1799
Samuel Towne LEONARD (30 April 1841 - 19 June 1918) and Catherine Horton PHELPS (15 October 1846 - 10 June 1914) married 19 February 1866
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