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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Chief Masconomet, for whom Masconomet Regional High School is named, was the sagamore or chief of the Agawam at this time. He welcomed Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop on his arrival in Salem Harbor in 1630. Masconomet deeded all the Agawams' land to Winthrop in 1638 in exchange for twenty pounds sterling. The English had settled within the bounds of modern-day Topsfield by 1643. They originally named their settlement New Meadows.wikipedia


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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814
Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814
Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

"Parson Capen" House, Topsfield, Mass., 1684

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1803 - In 1803, Governor Caleb Strong chartered the Newburyport Turnpike Corporation, a profit-making venture that proposed building a toll road straight from Newburyport through Topsfield to Boston.
Proponents of the turnpike claimed it would be a far more efficient way between the two endpoints,...Read MORE...

1818 - Topsfield Fair
The Topsfield Fair was established in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society.
23. TOPSFIELD. [Pop. 1,059. Inc. 1650.]
Topsfield, before its incorporation, was a part of Salem, and called New Meadows.
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News  1868 - Interesting Marriage
The Salem (Mass.) Gazette says: "On Tuesday of last week Mr. Wm. Blodgett, a resident of Topsfield, ...Read MORE...

Topsfield Massachusetts, 1890
Topsfield is a pleasant old farming town in the central part of Essex County, 25 miles from Boston...Read MORE...

1906
Topsfield, a post-village in Topsfield township (town), Essex co., Mass., near the Ipswich River...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 60 ancestors who were born in Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 287 ancestors who died in Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1659
Isaac CUMMINGS (17 March 1633 - 19 June 1721) & Mary ANDREWS (abt. 1638 - 1712)
married 27 November 1659

1662
Thomas DORMAN (1640 - 1715) & Judith WOOD (1642 - 7 June 1725)
married 6 November 1662

1665
John PEABODY (1642 - 5 July 1720) & Hannah ANDREWS (1642 - 24 December 1702)
married 23 November 1665

1670
Thomas ANDREWS (15 October 1641 - ) & Martha BAKER (1643 - )
married 22 June 1670

1672
Thomas BAKER (18 September 1636 - 18 March 1718 ) & Priscilla SYMONDS (abt. 1648 - 2 January 1734)
married 26 March 1672

1679
John TOWNE (2 April 1658 - 27 November 1740) & Mary SMITH (25 October 1658 - 1726)
married 2 February 1679

1695
Thomas HOWLETT (26 October 1672 - 10 February 1712/3) & Rebecca CUMMINGS (1 April 1674 - October 1745)
married 13 January 1695

1754
Elisha WILDES (23 September 1720 - 26 June 1787) & Mary BRADSTREET (10 May 1731 - 14 November 1810)
married 27 February 1754

1777
Ezra PERKINS (27 April 1753 - 12 November 1824) & Elisabeth LAMSON (1754 - 6 August 1822)
married 16 March 1777

1783
David PERKINS (11 May 1756 - 27 July 1827) & Nabby CONANT (6 March 1760 - 25 October 1842)
married 2 November 1783

1791
Thomas BALCH (29 March 1761 - 10 March 1830) & Dolly PERKINS (10 October 1767 - 22 June 1819)
married 14 June 1791
 

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