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Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Boxford, Massachusetts, USA? 

Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Boxford was first settled in 1646 as part of Rowley Village by Abraham Redington. When it was officially incorporated in 1685, about forty families resided in Boxford.

Farming was the primary occupation of the early settlers although craftsmen were also found among the townspeople. The largest industry in Boxford was the match factory (located on Lawrence Road) which operated from 1866 to 1905.boxfordhistoricalsociety.com/ historyofboxford.html


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Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - Holyoke-French House - 1760
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Holyoke-French House - 1760

"... Located at 2 Topsfield Road in East Boxford Village, it was built in 1760 for Rev. Elizur Holyoke. It remained... Read MORE...

Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - District School No. 2
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

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Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - Congregational Church
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

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Boxford was first settled in 1646 as part of Rowley Village by Abraham Redington.

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1685 - Boxford is incorporated

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1701 - The First Church was built in 1701 in East Boxford Village

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24. BOXFORD. [Pop. 942. Inc. 1685.]
Boxford was originally a part of Rowley.

Although the soil is not generally good, the chief...Read MORE...

Boxford Massachusetts, 1890
Boxford is a large and long township of an irregular form, occupying a central position in Essex...Read MORE...

1916
Boxford, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Box- ford township (town), 1 mile from Boxford...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Burnham
flag  Eunice BURNHAM (2 February 1703, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Nathan BURNHAM (19 March 1700, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Phoebe BURNHAM (2 February 1705, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Sarah BURNHAM (30 Jan 1712, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Carlton
flag  Thomas CARLTON (10 November 1730, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Hazen
flag  John HAZEN (21 February 1711, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1754, Lyme, Connecticut, USA)

Peabody
flag  Ephraim PEABODY (16 February 1720, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - 14 October 1775, Eastford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Perley
flag  Alice PERLEY (1680, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - 19 July 1746, Thompson, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Stickney
flag  Jane STICKNEY (31 December 1731 , Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - 1765, , Massachusetts, USA)

Trumbull
flag  Mary TRUMBULL (13 March 1674, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - 22 March 1717, Windsor, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bradstreet
  Moses BRADSTREET (1800, - 10 August 1828, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Burnham
flag  Nathaniel BURNHAM (4 September 1662, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 16 April 1746, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Nathaniel (Daniel) BURNHAM (4 April 1682, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 16 April 1746, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cummings
flag  Isaac CUMMINGS (15 September 1664, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 6 August 1746, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Mary CUMMINGS (16 February 1672, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 16 December 1698, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Thomas CUMMINGS (27 June 1670, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 25 December 1749 , Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Howlett
flag  Mary HOWLETT (1 January 1642, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 21 October 1718, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Hutchinson
immigrant flag  Mary HUTCHINSON (28 December 1630, North Muskham, England - 8 December 1715, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Melançon (Melanson)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON) (abt. 1697, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - March 1758, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Nelson
flag  John NELSON (30 June 1668, Rowley, Massachusetts, USA - 15 August 1706, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Nurse (Nourse)
flag  Benjamin NURSE (NOURSE) (20 February 1686, Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 1 January 1772, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Osgood
flag  Sarah OSGOOD (4 November 1675, Andover, Massachusetts, USA - 23 September 1724, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Peabody
flag  John PEABODY (1642, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 5 July 1720, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Lydia PEABODY (30 August 1640, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 30 April 1715, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Perley
flag  John PERLEY (abt. 1636, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 15 December 1729, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Porter
flag  Mehitable PORTER (24 June 1682 , Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 9 May 1738, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Smith
immigrant flag  Robert SMITH (6 August 1626, Kirton, Lincolnshire, England - 30 August 1693, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Upton
flag  Arthur Putman UPTON (1865, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - 19 November 1894, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1705
Thomas CUMMINGS (27 June 1670 - 25 December 1749 ) & Mehitable PORTER (24 June 1682 - 9 May 1738)
married 20 March 1705

1710
Samson HOWE (13 November 1682 - 3 September 1736) & Alice PERLEY (1680 - 19 July 1746)
married 10 June 1710

1754
Thomas CARLTON (10 November 1730 - ) & Jane STICKNEY (31 December 1731 - 1765)
married 28 November 1754
 

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