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Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Woburn, Massachusetts, USA? 

Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River, and was officially incorporated in 1642. At that time the area included present day towns of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, and parts of Stoneham and Wilmington. In 1730 Wilmington separated from Woburn. In 1799 Burlington separated from Woburn; in 1850 Winchester did so, too.

Woburn got its name from Woburn, Bedfordshire.wikipedia


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Woburn, Massachusetts, USA - Horn Pond and Pumping Station. Woburn, Mass.
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Horn Pond and Pumping Station. Woburn, Mass.
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street, Woburn, Mass
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street, Woburn, Mass
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA - R. R. Station
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1642 - Woburn founded
First settled in 1640, incorporated in 1642
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1763 - The Black Horse Tavern opened for business in 1763 in South Woburn.

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1780 - May 19, 1780 was recorded as the “Dark Day”. Conditions were probably caused by numerous forest fires in upstate New York and in Canada. (Woburn)

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1802 - The first boats ran on the Middlesex Canal on April 22, 1802, the Canal actually opened for business in 1803. The Middlesex Canal was the first regional transportation canal in the United States.

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1835 - The year 1835 brought trains to Woburn. On May 27th the “Stephenson” engine ran a trial trip to the Town. The Boston and Lowell Railroad opened for business on Wednesday, June 24 of that year.

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1839 - Charles Goodyear produced first vulcanized rubber in Woburn

1839 - The first newspaper, the Woburn Sentinel began in 1839.

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6. WOBURN. [Pop. 2,993. Inc. 1642.]
Woburn, when a part of Charlestown, was called Charlestown Village.

Horn Pond, a...Read MORE...

1848 - Woburn
WOBURN at the period of its first settlement was called “Charlestown Village;" it was incorporated...Read MORE...

1885 - Electric lights were first introduced in town on July 21, 1885. (Woburn)

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Woburn Massachusetts, 1890
WOBURN is a very pleasant and prosperous city in the easterly part of Middlesex County, 10 miles...Read MORE...

1906
Woburn (local pron. woo'burn), a city of Middlesex co., Mass., 10 miles NNW. of Boston, on the...Read MORE...

News  1915 - Woburn Chemical Works Burned
The greatest property damage was done at a fire that destroyed the Merrimac Chemical Company's...Read MORE...

1951 - Route 128 opened in 1951.

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1959 - Dial telephone was introduced to Woburn in 1959

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Woburn - The 3rd Grade History Trolley Tour 2016


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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 111 ancestors who were born in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1642
William SAVILLE (24 February 1605 - 6 April 1669) & Hannah TIDD (abt. 1629 - 14 August 1650)
married 1642

1643
Thomas FULLER (April 1618 - 3 June 1698) & Elizabeth TIDD (abt. 1626 - August 1684)
married 13 June 1643
James CONVERSE (abt. 1619 - 10 May 1715) & Anne LONG (1 June 1623 - 10 August 1691)
married 24 October 1643

1646
Isaac LEARNED (25 February 1624 - 24 November 1657) & Mary STEARNS (26 January 1626 - 21 December 1663)
married 9 July 1646

1648
Moses CLEVELAND (2 February 1620 - 9 January 1702) & Anne WINN (1 January 1628 - 6 May 1682)
married 26 September 1648

1650
John NUTTING (20 August 1620 - 13 March 1676) & Sarah EGGLETON (29 May 1633 - 10 March 1687)
married 28 August 1650

1651
Josiah CONVERSE (30 October 1618 - 3 February 1689) & Esther CHAMPNEY (June 1633 - 5 April 1713)
married 26 March 1651
Robert EAMES (AMES) (abt. 1610 - 25 April 1671) & Elizabeth UNKNOWN (abt. 1610 - 3 July 1673)
married abt. 1651

1655
Samuel BLODGETT (12 July 1633 - 21 May 1720) & Ruth EGGLETON (IGGLESTON) (8 November 1631 - 14 October 1703)
married 31 December 1655

1661
John CRAGGEN (abt. 1634 - 27 October 1708) & Sarah DAWES (15 December 1639 - 23 December 1725)
married 4 November 1661

1663
John PIERCE (7 March 1643 - 25 March 1720) & Deborah CONVERSE (25 June 1647 - )
married 1 July 1663

1665
Increase WINN (5 December 1641 - 14 December 1690) & Hannah SAWTELL (10 December 1642 - 18 February 1723)
married 13 July 1665

1668
Gershom FLAGG (16 April 1641 - 9 July 1690) & Hannah LEFFINGWELL (6 January 1646 - 4 January 1741)
married 15 April 1668

1669
Thomas FULLER (30 April 1644 - 18 April 1719) & Ruth RICHARDSON (14 April 1647 - 19 July 1699)
married 1669

1676
Nathaniel BATCHELDER (abt. 1630 - 17 January 1710) & Mary CARTER (13 May 1648 - 19 December 1688)
married 31 October 1676

1678
John CARTER (6 February 1652 - 8 April 1727) & Ruth BURNHAM (23 August 1658 - 11 January 1724)
married 20 June 1678

1682
John RUSSELL (1 August 1662 - 26 July 1717) & Elizabeth PALMER (1664 - 1723)
married 21 December 1682

1685
George REED (14 September 1660 - 20 January 1756) & Abigail PIERCE (20 November 1660 - 9 September 1719)
married 19 February 1685

1687
James WILSON (1669 - March 1750) & Deborah PIERCE (30 October 1666 - 14 December 1703)
married 19 January 1687

1688
Joshua KIBBE (1661 - 1731) & Mary COMEY (30 January 1663 - 9 July 1712)
married 24 May 1688

1696
Percival HALL (11 February 1672 - 25 December 1752) & Jane WILLIS (9 April 1677 - 28 October 1757)
married 2 February 1696

1698
Joseph WHITMORE (17 February 1675 - 1 March 1737) & Mary KENDALL (1689 - 29 March 1760)
married 13 February 1698

1699
Edward KNIGHT (31 August 1677 - 1762) & Joanna WINN (24 June 1663 - 18 December 1721)
married 13 July 1699

1702
Joseph GLAZIER (1682 - 27 August 1777) & Sarah STEDMAN (13 August 1683 - 1728)
married 8 October 1702

1729
Joshua CONVERSE (3 June 1704 - 1744) & Rachel BLANCHARD (21 March 1712 - 2 January 1801)
married 31 July 1729
 

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