GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Billerica, Massachusetts, USA? 

Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
In the early 1630's, a praying Indian Village was started by John Eliot. It was comprised of more than a thousand men and was located near the Shawsheen River, near the present day Pinehurst section of town. Eliot also printed the first bible in America, which was actually printed in a Native American language.

In 1637, the General Court in England appointed Captain Jennison and Lieutenant Spooner to see if the area was fit for cultivation. In 1641, the land was granted to the city of Cambridge provided that they would make a village with ten families within ten years. Billerica, Massachusetts was originally a Kings Grant Tract and was incorporated in 1655. It received its name from settlers that were derived from Billericay in England. Billerica and Billericay are now sister cities.voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica -yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page


Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - The Common, Billerica, Mass.
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

The Common, Billerica, Mass.
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - Bennett Library, Billerica, Mass.
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

Bennett Library, Billerica, Mass.
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - Riverhurst Boat House on Concord River (1910)
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

Riverhurst Boat House on Concord River (1910)

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

1655 - Billerica founded

www.wikipedia.org
1740 - In 1740, King's Corner Tavern, also known as Allen's Tavern was built in East Billerica. It originally served as a stage coach stop for weary travelers and was later used to serve passengers on the Middlesex Canal.

voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica -yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html
Billerica is also the site of the oldest canal in the United States, the Middlesex Canal, which was active in Billerica from 1795-1952. The canal was used to transport goods to and from Lowell, which earned it the moniker of the "Gateway to Lowell"

voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica- yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html
21. BILLERICA. [Pop. 1,632. Settled 1653.]
The Indian name of this town was Shawshine or Shawsheen, the same as that of a branch of the...Read MORE...

News  1846 - Disastrous Fire in Billerica, Mass.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Friday morning, one of the buildings attached to the Billerica mills,...Read MORE...

1848 - Billerica
The ancient Indian name of Billerica was Shawshine, a name which it received from its vicinity to...Read MORE...

Billerica Massachusetts, 1890
Billerica is an ancient and pleasant town in the northeasterly part of Middlesex County. Its...Read MORE...

1916
Billerica, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township (town), on the Concord...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 39 ancestors who were born in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica).
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 40 ancestors who died in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica).
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1663
Thomas WILLIS (28 December 1638 - 14 August 1725) & Grace TAY (23 June 1645 - 23 January 1715)
married 1663

1673
Jonathan HYDE (1 April 1655 - 2 August 1731) & Dorothy KIDDER (29 January 1651 - 1724)
married 6 May 1673

1674
Stephen RICHARDSON (15 August 1649 - 22 March 1718) & Abigail Justus WYMAN (1659 - 17 September 1720)
married 2 January 1674

1691
Joseph CROSBY (5 July 1669 - 26 November 1759) & Sarah FRENCH (29 October 1671 - 8 July 1727)
married 4 August 1691
 

Cemeteries in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

Are you from Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica), 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.