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Templeton, Worcester, MA
Established as "Templetown" March 6,
1762, from the plantation called "Narragansett
Number Six." Part set off to Gardner June 27, 1785,and part included in new town of Gerry (Phillipston) Oct. 20, 1786. templetonma.gov
Templeton includes: Baldwinsville, Brooks Village, Otter River and Partridgeville.
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Templeton, Massachusetts, USA
The White Sewing Machine Company was a sewing machine company founded in 1858 in Templeton, Massachusetts, by Thomas H. White and based in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1866. Founded as the White Manufacturing Company it took the White Sewing Machine Company name when it was incorporated in 1876. wikipedia
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Templeton, Massachusetts, USA
Town Hall, First Church and Hall, Templeton Common. Petersham Hills in the Distance.
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1751 - Templeton is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1762 - Templeton is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Templeton
Worcester county. Several streams, affording good mill seats, water this town, and pass to the Connecticut, by Miller's and Chickopee rivers. The surface of the town is uneven, but not mountainous; the elevated parts afford good pasturage, and the valleys, excellent crops of grain and hay. The manufactures consist of woolen goods, boots, shoes, leather, iron castings, shovels, hoes, spades, forks, palm-leaf hats, chairs, carriages, and cabinet, tin and wooden wares: value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $145,400. The village is very plesantly located, and presents some beautiful landscapes.
This town lies 60 miles W.N.W. from Boston and 26 N.N.W. from Worcester. Incorporated in 1762. Population, 1837, 1,690.
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 - TEMPLETON. [Pop. 1,776. Inc. 1762.]
This town was granted to some of the heroes of Philip's War, in compensation for their services.
It was probably named in honor of the Temple family, to which Gov. Winthrop was related, and it originally contained Phillipston, and part of Gardner.
It is watered by sources of Miller's, Swift, and Ware rivers, on which are a factory and many saw-mills. Boots, shoes, cabinet ware, and palm-leaf hats are the chief articles manufactured.
Distance from Worcester, 24 miles; from Boston, 58.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1848 - Templeton
This town was an original grant to certain persons who did service in King Philip’s war, or to their heirs, and was known by the name of Narragansett No. 6 until its incorporation, in 1762, when the name of Templeton was given to it. The first meeting of the proprietors of this tract was held at Concord, in 1733.
Its settlement was greatly retarded through danger from the Indians, hut after the close of the French wars inhabitants moved in and the settlement rapidly improved. The first church was gathered here in 1755, and Rev. Daniel Pond was ordained pastor. He was dismissed in 1759, and succeeded by Rev. Ebenezer Sparhawk in 1761. The next minister, Rev. Charles Wellington, was ordained in 1807. Rev. Lemuel P. Bates was installed pastor of the second church in 1833. He was succeeded by Rev. Lewis Sabin in 1837.
This is a pleasant town, of uneven surface, hut contains much good land. It is watered by branches of Miller’s and Chicopee rivers, and has many excellent mill-sites.... Read MORE...
1854 - Templeton
Templeton, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 55 miles TV. by N. from Boston. The Vermont and Massachusetts railroad crosses the N. E. part of the town ship. Population, 2173.
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.
Templeton Massachusetts, 1890
Templeton is a pleasant agricultural and manufacturing town of 2,627 inhabitants in the northerly part of Worcester County, 69 miles northwest of Boston, and bounded on the north by Royalston and Winchendon, on the northeast by the latter and Gardner, on the southeast by Hubbardston, and on the southwest and west by Phillipston. The assessed area is 18,026 acres. The Fitchburg Railroad has stations at Otter River in the northeast and Baldwinsville in the north, and the Ware River Branch of the Boston and Albany at Templeton (centre) and Baldwinsville. These and East Templeton are the post-offices, and other villages are Brooks', Partridgeville and South Templeton.
The surface of the town is broken and picturesque. Rounded hills, fertile valleys, romantic glens and verdant meadows, all conspire to beautify the town. Crow Hill, in the northwesterly section, is a conspicuous elevation; and Mine Hill, in the southeasterly part, is noted for an old excavation, disclosed in 1824. The... Read MORE...
1895 - Templeton
Templeton, a post-village in Templeton township, Worcester co., Mass., 3 mile from Templeton Station of the Ware River Railroad, and 10 miles S. of Winchendon. It has a savings-bank, a hotel, 6 churches, and manufactures of chairs, furniture, tin-ware, woollen goods, and boots and shoes. Pop. 2764. The township also contains East Templeton, Baldwinsville, and Otter River.
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
Templeton, a post-village in Templeton township (town), Worcester CO., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 10 miles S. of Winchendon. It has manufactures of furniture, tin-ware, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 3489.
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 Templeton, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Templeton.
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Sophia RICE (10 March 1765, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 18 April 1845, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)
Betsey (Betty) HOLMAN (2 March 1770, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 12 December 1831, Truro, Massachusetts, USA)
Amos Kimball WHITNEY (1775, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 28 March 1854, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)
Bulah WALKUP (1781, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 28 September 1852, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
Jonathan BUSH (18 January 1790, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 9 July 1854, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Simeon W SMITH (1806, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 23 June 1868, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)
Phebe Pye FAIRFIELD (1810, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 28 April 1879, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River))
Angelique Julia ROBERT dite LAFONTAINE (27 September 1814, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Pointe-Olivier) - 10 July 1888, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River))
Eliza C. STODDARD (1819, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - December 1871, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield))
Ancestors Who Were Married in Templeton, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Templeton.
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Adonijah HORTON (19 December 1755 - 24 February 1852) and Olive RUGG (6 April 1760 - 29 February 1828) married 25 February 1788
Jason AYERS (16 March 1761 - 29 July 1838) and Betsey (Betty) HOLMAN (2 March 1770 - 12 December 1831) married 9 June 1791
Joseph WORKEMAN (WALKINGMAN) (1852 - ) and Caroline F REYOUM (1849 - 15 February 1900) married 6 July 1874
Frederick Lyman POPPLE (February 1866 - 29 December 1943) and Cora A SNOW (1865 - ) married 16 September 1889
Wendell Herbert WALTON (26 September 1899 - 28 August 1992) and Dorothy Mildred ROLLINS (29 October 1901 - 15 August 1993) married 24 November 1921
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