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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

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Where is Swansea, Massachusetts, USA? 

Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Swansea was named for the British city of Swansea, Wales, which had been the hometown of some original settlers. John Miles, the founder of the first Baptist Church in Wales, moved to Swansea in 1662/ 3. William Brenton had purchased the land from Native Americans. Parts of its territory were originally part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

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In 1667 the first Baptist church in Massachusetts relocated to Swansea from Rehoboth after experiencing religious intolerance there, and Swansea was incorporated as an independent town.

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1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border ...Read MORE...

1717 - What is now Barrington, Rhode Island (part of Massachusetts until 1747) was separated from the rest of Swansea in 1717, over religious differences.

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14. SWANSEY. [Pop. 1,484. Inc. 1667.]
The name of this town came from Swansea, in Wales. Part of it once belonged to Rehoboth, and...Read MORE...

Swansey Massachusetts, 1890
Swansey lies on the line of Rhode Island, in the southwesterly part of Bristol County, 48 miles...Read MORE...

In the late 1890s, trolleys connected the town of Swansea to Providence, Fall River and Taunton.

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1899 - Swansea
...Swansea village is pleasantly situated on the southern border of the town and has a population...Read MORE...

1906
Swansea, or Swanzey, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Swansea township (town), 4 miles NNW. ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1684
William SALISBURY (14 August 1659 - 3 April 1726) & Anna COLE (14 October 1664 - 23 June 1704)
married 30 July 1684

1705
William SALISBURY (14 August 1659 - 3 April 1726) & Mary ORMSBY (ORMSBEE) (30 March 1670 - )
married 27 June 1705

1710
Joshua DWELLEY (2 June 1689 - 1759) & Elizabeth HOWARD (abt. 1691 - abt. 1771)
married 6 February 1710

1713
Ezra ORMSBEE (15 August 1686 - 18 January 1783) & Mary SALISBURY (abt. 1689 - 1718)
married 25 December 1713

1718
John SALISBURY (25 May 1694 - abt. 1745) & Abigail CUMMINGS (COMMINS) (CUMMINS) (20 November 1698 - abt. 1750)
married 4 December 1718

1721
Robert WHEATON (14 February 1688 - 22 November 1780) & Susannah SALISBURY (29 March 1692 - 17 March 1777)
married 25 December 1721

1724
William EASTERBROOK (abt. 1698 - abt. 1756) & Patience SALISBURY (5 February 1703/04 - )
married 3 April 1724

1725
Samuel SALISBURY (15 August 1698 - 1779) & Patience JONES (4 April 1709 - )
married 28 July 1725

1726
Samuel COLE (24 June 1704 - 1 October 1733) & Rachel SALISBURY (12 August 1706 - abt. 1733)
married 1726

1731
Ephraim SALISBURY (4 September 1708 - bef. 5 August 1755) & Rosemond SEAMANS (28 December 1709 - abt. 1768)
married abt. 1731
William SALISBURY (22 September 1710 - abt. 1791) & Deborah PALMER (abt. 1711 - 12 September 1736 )
married 27 December 1731

1733
William SALISBURY (5 November 1709 - ) & Mary COLE (17 April 1711 - 1 November 1793)
married 11 June 1733

1734
Oliver SALISBURY (5 February 1711 - ) & Elisabeth HALE (30 August 1716 - aft. 14 April 1754)
married 9 January 1734/35

1742
Daniel SALISBURY (26 November 1714 - 7 April 1809) & Anne HALE (1 September 1724 - 23 May 1770)
married 16 April 1742

1754
Ephraim SALISBURY (10 MAY 1735 - ) & Martha COLE (13 February 1734 - )
married 24 November 1754

1760
Eddy COLE (5 April 1739 - ) & Ruth SALISBURY (31 December 1722 - )
married 11 December 1760

1769
William SALISBURY (abt. 1736 - ) & Elizabeth DAGGET (24 April 1740 - )
married 16 March 1769

1771
Daniel SALISBURY (26 November 1714 - 7 April 1809) & Patience COLE (8 January 1752 - 16 January 1820)
married 21 April 1771

1778
Benjamin SALISBURY (27 February 1756 - 23 January 1842) & Lydia BAKER (8 January 1758 - 1 May 1824)
married 15 January 1778

1860
Charles Wetherby CRANDELL (1838 - 13 December 1897) & Abbie DEAN (30 August 1838 - )
married 24 October 1860
 

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