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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)

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Where is Westborough, Massachusetts, USA? 

Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
By late 1675, a few families had settled near Lake Chauncy, in the "west borough" of Marlborough.

On November 18, 1717, Westborough was incorporated as the hundredth town in Massachusetts, populated by twenty-seven families, including Thomas Rice who had represented Marlborough in the Great and General Court. Soon large farms were carved out, mills built along the Assabet River and Jackstraw Brook, and taverns flourished.
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - Westboro Weaving Co., Westboro, Mass.
Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)

Westboro Weaving Co., Westboro, Mass.
Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - The Square. Westboro, Mass. (1907)
Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)

The Square. Westboro, Mass. (1907)
Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - Pavilion at Lake Chauncy, Westboro, Mass.
Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)

Pavilion at Lake Chauncy, Westboro, Mass.

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25. WESTBOROUGH. [Pop. 1,658. Inc. 1717.]
Westborough was probably so named because, when taken from Marlborough, in Middlesex county, it ...Read MORE...

1848 - Westborough
This town was taken from Marlborough, and lying the whole length of that town on the west side at...Read MORE...

News  1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin; born at Westborough, Massachusetts, 1765; died 1825; went...Read MORE...

Westborough Massachusetts, 1890
Westborough is an active farming and manufacturing town of 4,880 inhabitants, situated in the...Read MORE...

1906
Westboro, a post-village in Westboro township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ball
flag  Lydia BALL (31 May 1734, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 9 March 1771, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro))

Brigham
flag  Holloway BRIGHAM (2 September 1802, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 28 March 1869, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro)) gravestone

Johnson
flag  Samuel JOHNSON (10 November 1773, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 29 May 1812, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Kelley
flag  Anna Jane KELLEY (9 March 1837, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 20 March 1921, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA)

Morse
flag  Joseph Wheat MORSE (1 December 1763, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 21 February 1842, Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (Chiswick)) gravestone

Tomlin
flag  Isaac TOMLIN (12 March 1730, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - , )
flag  John TOMLIN (27 July 1734, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - , )
flag  Martha TOMLIN (9 May 1731, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - , )

Whitney
 flag  Eli WHITNEY (8 December 1765, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 8 January 1825 , New Haven, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bean
flag  Wesley Harry BEAN (19 June 1916, Newton, Massachusetts, USA - 20 August 1971, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Bragg
flag  Zeruiah BRAGG (1 March 1740, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 27 March 1776, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Gott
flag  Anna GOTT (8 January 1731, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 6 July 1799, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)) gravestone

Johnson
flag  William JOHNSON (14 July 1743, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA - 14 June 1830, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro)) gravestone

JOHNSON
flag  Samuel JOHNSON (10 November 1773, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro) - 29 May 1812, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Newton
flag  Thomas NEWTON (29 December 1674, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 2 November 1746, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Nurse
 flag  Alice Frances NURSE (4 April 1866, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 18 December 1945, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Smith
 flag  Anna Maria SMITH (5 August 1844, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 7 May 1931, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Ward
flag  Record WARD (28 June 1677, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 4 November 1746, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1757
Josiah GODDARD (25 July 1729 - 5 June 1798) & Lydia BALL (31 May 1734 - 9 March 1771)
married 25 July 1757

1772
Isaac DAVIS (27 February 1749 - 27 April 1826) & Anne BRIGHAM (29 October 1753 - 24 April 1803)
married 21 May 1772

1799
Samuel JOHNSON (10 November 1773 - 29 May 1812) & Sally PARKER (18 May 1774 - )
married 22 June 1799
 

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