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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

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Where is Westport, Massachusetts, USA? 

Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Westport, so named because it was the westernmost port in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was first settled in 1670 as a part of the town of Dartmouth by members of the Sisson family. The river, and the land around it, was called "Coaksett" in the original deed; the name (now spelled "Acoaxet") lives on in the southwestern community along the western branch of the Westport River. Like many areas in the region, Westport was affected by invading Wampanoag Indians during King Philip's War. Several small mills were built along the Westport River, and in 1787, the town, along with the town of New Bedford, seceded from Dartmouth.
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

West Wharf - Westport - Point Mass.
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport) - No. 2 - Surfside Cottage, Horseneck Beach, So. Westport, Mass.
Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

No. 2 - Surfside Cottage, Horseneck Beach, So. Westport, Mass.

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7. WESTPORT. [Pop. 2,820. Inc. 1787.]
Westport, the western part of the county, lies on an arm of the sea, at the mouth of Buzzard's...Read MORE...

News  1849 - A fire occurred at Westport, Massachusetts, last night, in which a woman and her children were burnt to death.

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 4, 1849
News  1851 - Among the petitions in the House on Monday, were two by Mr. Fowler, on of B. B. Sisson, C. A. Church, and 204 other citizens of Westport, Massachusetts,
praying for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law, and another of Mrs. Lydia Winslow and 172 other...Read MORE...

News  1863 - A turtle was found recently on the farm of Wm. Allen, in Westport, Mass., with the initials of Weston Allen, Humphrey Allen, and David Allen, cut on its shell.
There was one date 171- - the last figure undecipherable - and one of 1787. The same turtle was...Read MORE...

News  1864 - A LONG ABSENCE
Nathaniel Woodell, of Westport, Massachusetts, who mysteriously disappeared in 1816, has returned...Read MORE...

News  1887 - Mare Returns Home
The valuable gray mare recently sold cheap to a Westport, Mass., farmer by the horse railroad...Read MORE...

Westport Massachusetts, 1890
Westport is a large agricultural town, with some manufactures, forming the southwest corner of...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Westport (Mass.) will offer a reward of $10 for each fox killed by an inhabitant of the town.

The Lowell Sun
Lowell, Massachusetts
April 2, 1894
1899 - Westport
Westport. - This was the fourteenth town formed in Bristol county. It was formerly a part of old...Read MORE...

1906
Westport, a post-village in Westport township (town), Bristol co., Mass., 7 miles W. of New...Read MORE...

News  1909 - Killed His Wife, Then Ended His Life in the Police Station
Westport, Mass, Man, Crazed by Drink, Used an Old Indian Tomahawk in Murdering Woman
New Bedford,...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Duck Hunters Drown
Westport, Mass., Dec. 29 - The drowning of three men who left their homes here yesterday afternoon...Read MORE...

News  1915 - A South Westport (Mass.) couple, married fifty-two years, have not spoken to each other in fifty years and are reported to have lived together happily all that time nevertheless.

The Princeton Union
Princeton, Minnesota
July 22, 1915

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 80 ancestors who were born in Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport).
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 60 ancestors who died in Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1779
Edmund MOSHER (26 July 1755 - ) & Mehitabel BROWNELL (abt. 30 September 1756 - )
married 23 December 1779

1794
Elihu TRIPP (29 June 1772 - ) & Mary BROWNELL (abt. 1774 - 30 December 1857)
married 9 October 1794

1800
Richard LAWTON (29 November 1769 - 18 July 1843) & Polly BROWNELL (4 October 1781 - )
married 27 October 1800

1811
Richard LAWTON (29 November 1769 - 18 July 1843) & Susannah HANSON (HARRISON?) (11 July 1787 - 5 December 1873)
married 15 August 1811

1813
Abner COGGESHALL (9 September 1792 - 14 June 1864) & Phebe DAVOL (abt. 1795 - 19 August 1821?)
married 11 November 1813

1817
Abner LAWTON (1 February 1800 - 1 September 1854) & Hannah TRIPP (3 April 1797 - 30 September 1871)
married 29 June 1817

1826
Isaac LAWTON (10 March 1803 - 26 July 1865) & Melina A SOULE (1808 - 26 August 1890)
married 5 November 1826

1827
George Washington SOWLE (4 May 1800 - 23 June 1877 ) & Sylva TRIPP (22 February 1795 - 17 September 1831)
married 10 November 1827

1831
George Washington SOWLE (4 May 1800 - 23 June 1877 ) & Lydia TRIPP (abt. 1807 - 27 July 1879)
married 25 December 1831

1853
William H INGERSOLL (abt. 1832 - bef. 1891) & Susan A LAWTON (21 December 1835 - 12 July 1891)
married 3 July 1853

1865
Isaac F LAWTON (20 February 1833 - 13 February 1907) & Ruth A SOWLE ( - )
married 9 February 1865

1871
Augustus Channing LAWTON (1 December 1842 - 23 January 1898) & Rosina J SHERMAN (1843 - 1929)
married 20 April 1871

1875
John Henry ADAMS (13 January 1849 - ) & Melintha Brown LAWTON (4 December 1848 - 1927)
married 3 February 1875
 

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