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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Settlers from the adjacent communities of Woburn and Concord founded Chelmsford. An act of the Massachusetts General Court in the last week of May 1655 town incorporated Chelmsford, and it was named after Chelmsford, England.
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - All Saints Episcopal Church
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

All Saints Episcopal Church
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - Capt. Wm. Fletcher Place (200 years old) Chelmsford, Mass. (1907)
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Capt. Wm. Fletcher Place (200 years old) Chelmsford, Mass. (1907)

"William Fletcher was born in 1622 in England, to Robert and Sarah Fletcher,... Read MORE...
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - Mrs. Nelson's Candy House
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Mrs. Nelson's Candy House

"[August 18, 2009] ...Mrs. Nelson’s Candy House in Chelmsford MA was started 55 years ago by the Nelson family, and has... Read MORE...

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1655 - Chelmsford founded
Founded by settlers from Concord. The area currently encompassed by Chelmsford, Lowell, Westford,...Read MORE...

1825 - Ralph Waldo Emerson opened a school in Chelmsford in 1825, closing it after a few months to take over his brother's school in Roxbury

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19. CHELMSFORD. [Pop. 1,697. Inc. 1655.]
This town was named from Chelmsford in England, and originally included the town of Westford,...Read MORE...

1848 - Chelmsford
In 1652, about twenty persons from Woburn and Concord petitioned the general court for liberty to...Read MORE...

News  1874 - Earthquake
Citizens of Chelmsford, Mass. report a perceptible shock of earthquake at that place on Sunday...Read MORE...

Chelmsford Massachusetts, 1890
Chelmsford is an ancient and pleasant town in the northern part Middlesex county, about 26 miles...Read MORE...

1901 - Chelmsford was the birthplace of the Chelmsford Spring Co. in 1901, which later became the Chelmsford Ginger Ale Company, acquired by Canada Dry in 1928.
The ginger ale plant, rebuilt in 1912 after a disastrous fire consumed the original plant, stood on ...Read MORE...

1916
Chelmsford, a post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., 24 miles NW. of Boston, is...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 34 ancestors who were born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 43 ancestors who died in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1651
Jacob PARKER (1629 - 6 April 1669) & Sarah WYMAN (abt. 1627 - 13 January 1708)
married abt. 1651

1659
James HILDRETH (abt. 1631 - 14 April 1695) & Margaret WARD (abt. 1636 - 31 August 1693)
married 1 June 1659

1666
George ROBBINS (3 October 1646 - 19 February 1689) & Mary BARRETT (7 April 1658 - 24 September 1672)
married abt. 1666

1667
Jacob WARREN (26 October 1642 - December 1722) & Mary HILDRETH (abt. 1640 - 17 December 1730)
married 21 June 1667

1676
Stephen PIERCE (16 July 1651 - 10 June 1733) & Tabitha PARKER (26 February 1658 - 31 January 1742)
married 18 November 1676

1696
Timothy PIERCE (25 January 1673 - 25 May 1748) & Lydia SPAULDING (abt. 1677 - 23 March 1706)
married 27 May 1696

1699
John ROBBINS (24 September 1672 - 10 August 1762) & Dorothy HILDRETH (abt. 1674 - 19 April 1757)
married 30 November 1699

1732
Ephraim HEALD (19 February 1711 - 29 April 1802) & Eleanor ROBBINS (17 December 1707 - 16 December 1791)
married 25 February 1732
 

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