Sign In

FREE ancestry since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!

Add YOUR Family To This Page

flag  History of Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

Journey back in time to Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

(South Wilbraham)

Visit Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

Follow us on Instagram      Subscribe to our Youtube channel      Buy Me a Coffee at Visit Our Old Newspaper Blog Visit Our Life Blog

Do You Have Hampden Roots? Share Your Ancestral Story!

Hampden, Massachusetts, USA - Main St., Hampden, Mass.

Hampden, Hampden, MA

The "Rattlesnake Incident of 1761" is thought to have occurred on farmland in what is now Hampden on August 7 of that year, when 22-year-old Timothy Merrick was killed by a snakebite while mowing his father's field — an event immortalized by "On Springfield Mountain", among the earliest ballads ever written in North America, and the basis for the modern folk song "Rattlesnake Mountain". wikipedia

Hampden includes: Scantic mass_lookup.htm

There is MUCH more to discover about Hampden, Massachusetts, USA. Read on!

Hampden Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

Main St., Hampden, Mass.

Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

The Dam. Hampden, Mass.

Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

Lee Tower, Hampden, Mass.

Discover Hampden: History, News, Travel, and Stories

Add informationAdd History/News/Story

Discover Your Roots: Hampden Ancestry

Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Hampden.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

male ancestorJohn BURT (1700, Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA - 1732, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham))
male ancestorTilly MERRICK (28 March 1701, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 24 March 1731, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham))
male ancestorReuben LEONARD (25 November 1716, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 23 August 1805, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham))
male ancestorLaban BUTTON (1794, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham) - 26 October 1880, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA (Feeding Hills))
female ancestorMary L CROCKER (1843, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham) - 21 March 1866, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorNorman Seymour CHAFFEE (1 January 1848, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham) - , )
female ancestorFlora Ann MACKINNON (16 December 1901, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 28 July 1980, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA (South Wilbraham))
Not the place you are looking for? Try again!

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:

Who Are You Searching For?

Search for Your Family by Name

NOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
*Last Name:
Born (+/- 2 years):
Died (+/- 2 years):
Match all terms exactly:

Updated: 4/26/2023 9:40:39 AM

Hampden Ancestry Tales: Share Your Unique Story!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Hampden, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.