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Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA? 

Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Wrentham was first settled by the English in 1660 and officially incorporated in 1673. It was burned down during King Philip's War 1675-1676. For a short time, it was the residence of the educational reformer Horace Mann. It is also known as one of the residences of Helen Keller.
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Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

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Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - Boat Landing, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Mass.
Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

Boat Landing, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Mass.
Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - The Square (1906)
Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

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1673 - On October 17th, the name of Wollomonopoag Plantations was changed to Wrentham, in remembrance of the home town in England.

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1676 - Wrentham was evacuated during King Philip's War

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1693 - Town of Wrentham gave permission to the Morses to build a saw mill on at Morse's Pond and Stop River (Highland Lake).

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1702 - It was resolved that a school house 20 foot long and 16 foot broad would be built and finished by the next Mickelmus. This first school house was built in the area of the Wrentham Common.

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1845. WRENTHAM. [Pop. 2,915. Inc. 1673.]
Before its incorporation, Wrentham was part of Dedham. It was named from Wrentham, in England,...Read MORE...

Wrentham Massachusetts, 1890
Wrentham is a good old farming town lying in the southwest comer of Norfolk County, about 27 miles...Read MORE...

1906
Wrentham, ren'tham, a banking post-village in Wrentham township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., about...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Belcher
flag  Caleb BELCHER (2 February 1800 , Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 7 April 1875, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)) gravestone

Blake
flag  Francis BLAKE (1826, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 22 November 1859, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Brown
flag  Samuel Woodbridge BROWN (1810, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 16 January 1872, Cummington, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cargill
flag  Betsey Whiting CARGILL (6 December 1813, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 20 March 1872, Medway, Massachusetts, USA)

Clark
flag  Josiah CLARK (1786, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 1863, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cook
flag  Ezekiel COOK (1775, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 17 March 1857, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)

Darling
flag  Jerusha DARLING (3 June 1757, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 15 January 1819, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

FAIRBANKS
flag  Albert FAIRBANKS (6 July 1801, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 8 December 1857, Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Freeman
flag  Willard FREEMAN (2 February 1792, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 6 January 1869, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)) gravestone

Grant
flag  Eliphaz GRANT (17 April 1775, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 18 December 1858, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)) gravestone

Hill
flag  Mary HILL (10 July 1731, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 5 April 1804, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA)

Holbrook
flag  George HOLBROOK (28 April 1767, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 1846, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Lovett
flag  John LOVETT (1784, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 27 October 1877, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Messenger
flag  Caroline C. MESSENGER (1812, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1886, Melrose, Massachusetts, USA)

Robinson
flag  Amariah ROBINSON (22 April 1766, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 23 December 1851, Wales, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Ware
flag  Preston WARE (12 August 1777, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 11 October 1858, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Whiting
flag  Ephraim WHITING (5 June 1751, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1800, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Hannah WHITING (17 November 1784, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 27 September 1870, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro))

Whitney
flag  James WHITNEY (1816, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1875, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA)

Wight
flag  George P. WIGHT (1784, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 October 1880, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Willard
flag  Edwin Ashbel WILLARD (19 August 1857, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 6 October 1906?, )

Worsley
flag  Lydia WORSLEY (6 May 1764, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 6 April 1846, Keene, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Buckmaster
flag  Sarah BUCKMASTER (1637, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - 1690, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

Cargill
flag  David CARGILL (April 1782, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - 22 December 1858, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

Cook
flag  Eva May COOK (3 November 1898, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 8 January 1964, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Ralph Walter COOK (12 March 1921, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 21 May 2013, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
World War II Soldier flag  Ronald Cameron "Jake" COOK (20 November 1922, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 14 September 2011, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

DARLING
flag  Jerusha DARLING (3 June 1757, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 15 January 1819, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hawes
immigrant flag  Edward HAWES (1 July 1620, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England - 28 June 1698, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

Holmes
flag  Robert HOLMES (1810, , Maine, USA - 26 August 1886, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

Jackson
flag  Laban JACKSON (19 January 1785, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 30 July 1838, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Laplante
flag  Donat Joseph LAPLANTE (12 September 1913, Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville) - 23 February 2001, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Lawrence
flag  Ebenezer LAWRENCE (abt. 1681, Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - 12 June 1751, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  John LAWRENCE (14 March 1635, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 17 June 1672, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

Meader
flag  Mary Ann MEADER (abt. 1792, , New Hampshire, USA - 30 December 1858, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Partridge
flag  Mary PARTRIDGE (26 February 1681, Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - 14 February 1754, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Randall
flag  Rachel RANDALL (15 November 1697, Easton, Massachusetts, USA - 9 October 1784, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Wakefield
immigrant flag  Patience WAKEFIELD (1630, Titchfield, Hampshire, England - 13 January 1674, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA)

WHITING
flag  Ephraim WHITING (5 June 1751, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1800, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1706
Ebenezer LAWRENCE (abt. 1681 - 12 June 1751) & Mary PARTRIDGE (26 February 1681 - 14 February 1754)
married 25 November 1706

1776
Ephraim WHITING (5 June 1751 - 28 February 1800) & Jerusha DARLING (3 June 1757 - 15 January 1819)
married 21 January 1776

1808
David CARGILL (April 1782 - 22 December 1858) & Hannah WHITING (17 November 1784 - 27 September 1870)
married 2 June 1808

1842
Elisha Galusha SMITH (21 May 1812 - 27 September 1880) & Maria JACKSON (abt. 1822 - )
married 27 October 1842

1920
Ralph Walter COOK (10 December 1895 - 1 September 1957) & Hazel May WASHBURN (25 July 1900 - 15 September 1983)
married 10 July 1920
Howard June BRAUN (18 August 1898 - December 1982) & Eva May COOK (3 November 1898 - 8 January 1964)
married 30 November 1920

1925
Colin Kendall COOK (3 May 1897 - 29 September 1976) & Hilda WESTBURG (27 February 1896 - 26 April 1981)
married 11 November 1925
 

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