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Savoy, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Savoy, Massachusetts, USA? 

Savoy, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
"Savoy began its existence within the Massachusetts Colony as part of "Northern Berkshire Township #6," which included the towns of Adams, North Adams, Cheshire and Lanesborough. The town was auctioned off several times before it was finally purchased by Colonel William Bullock of Rehoboth. It was first settled in 1777 by a group led by Colonel Lemuel Hathaway. The town was officially incorporated in 1797, and was supposedly named for the land's resemblance to the Duchy of Savoy in France. The town started off with a grazing agrarian industry, before several mills took off in town. The town was also very diverse religiously, with several faiths practicing by the mid-19th century. Joseph Smith even preached in the town around 1810 before beginning his westward journey. Today the town is mostly a quiet rural community, known for its scenery and natural beauty."

Cemeteries:
The Tomb Cemetery, Rte. 116
New State Cemetery, Sherman Roadwikipedia


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1777 - Savoy was first settled in 1777 by a group led by Colonel Lemuel Hathaway.

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1797 (Savoy) - The town was officially incorporated in 1797, and was supposedly named for the land's resemblance to the Duchy of Savoy in France.

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23. SAVOY. [Pop. 915. Inc. 1797.]
This township was originally granted to the heirs of soldiers who were in the Canada expedition ...Read MORE...

Savoy Massachusetts, 1890
Savoy is situated on the southern slope and valley of Hoosac Mountain, in the northeastern part of...Read MORE...

1906
Savoy, a post-village and township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., about 16 miles NE. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Crossin
flag  Ruth Mary CROSSIN (8 December 1915, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 21 July 1994, Summerville, South Carolina, USA)

Edson
flag  Jael EDSON (23 January 1787, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 1 February 1866, Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Ingraham
flag  H. H. INGRAHAM (1814, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 11 December 1878, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Kaiser
flag  Francis KAISER (10 August 1860, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 11 January 1866, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Fred KAISER (abt. 6 December 1864, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 6 January 1866, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Miller
flag  Mary Jane MILLER (May 1859, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 21 July 1938, Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Sturtivant
flag  J. Wesley STURTIVANT (1831, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 28 September 1875, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Vining
flag  Joseph R. VINING (1828, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 16 May 1858, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Kaiser
flag  John KAISER (abt. 5 December 1858, Florida, Massachusetts, USA - 12 January 1866, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

KAISER
flag  Francis KAISER (10 August 1860, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 11 January 1866, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Fred KAISER (abt. 6 December 1864, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA - 6 January 1866, Savoy, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

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