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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Harvard, Massachusetts, USA? 

Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Europeans first settled in what later became Harvard in the 17th century, along a road connecting Lancaster with Groton that was formally laid out in 1658. There were few inhabitants until after King Philip's War, in which Groton and Lancaster were attacked and substantially destroyed. Over the next 50 years the population grew until it had reached a point adequate to support a church. A new town including parts of Lancaster, Groton, and Stow was incorporated in 1732, subject to the proviso that the inhabitants "Settle a learned and Orthodox Minister among them within the space of two years and also erect an House for the publick Worship of God." It is uncertain how the town obtained its name, though the Willard family, among the first settlers and the largest proprietors in the new town, had several connections to Harvard College.
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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - The Old Red Mill
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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - Indian Museum, Harvard, Mass.
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

Indian Museum, Harvard, Mass.

"Fruitlands Museum is a cluster of small historic buildings in Harvard, Massachusetts on the former site of the... Read MORE...

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32. HARVARD. [Pop. 1,571. Inc. 1732.]
This town was taken from Lancaster, Stow and Groton, and named
in honor of Rev. John Harvard, the...Read MORE...

1848 - Harvard
This town was taken from Lancaster, Stow, and Groton, principally from the two former. It was...Read MORE...

1859
HARVARD, a township in Worcester co., in Massachusetts, U.S., 32 m. NW of Boston, skirted on the W...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Mary Woodward on Trial
Mrs. Mary Woodward, of Harvard, Mass., has been held in $1,000 for trial on a charge of inhumanly...Read MORE...

News  1886 - Once Rich, Now Poor
There was, it is said, admitted to the Harvard (Mass.) poor-house the other day a man who at one...Read MORE...

Harvard Massachusetts, 1890
Harvard is a fine farming town forming one of the north east angles of Worcester County, and is 38...Read MORE...

1916
Harvard, a post-village of Harvard township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


BOWERS
flag  Joel D. BOWERS (27 September 1819, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 29 December 1886, Ayer, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Bridge
flag  George Hearsay BRIDGE (17 March 1838, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 15 September 1875, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)) gravestone

Burges
flag  Sara BURGES (1789, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 21 August 1874, Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Boxboro))

Darby
flag  Elizabeth DARBY (16 October 1738, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Joshua DARBY (17 October 1751, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 13 September 1825, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA)

Farnsworth
flag  Hannah FARNSWORTH (10 August 1716, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag  Nathaniel FARNSWORTH (1 September 1711, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 9 March 1784, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Priscilla FARNSWORTH (9 September 1709, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 16 May 1800, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Simeon FARNSWORTH (12 July 1718, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 21 March 1805, Washington, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA)
flag  Susanna FARNSWORTH (28 April 1717, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Maynard
flag  Caleb Agustus MAYNARD (15 January 1847, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 22 March 1869, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro)) gravestone

Wetherbee
flag  Simeon WETHERBEE (1801, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 7 July 1874, Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Boxboro))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Darby
flag  Mary DARBY (29 April 1744, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - 29 April 1794, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Farnsworth
flag  Ephraim FARNSWORTH (2 January 1703, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 18 February 1737, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Jonathan FARNSWORTH (10 June 1675, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 16 June 1748, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Jonathan FARNSWORTH (27 March 1701, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 1 August 1775, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Phinehas FARNSWORTH (15 September 1707, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 17 April 1752, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Reuben FARNSWORTH (28 April 1705, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 1755, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)

FARNSWORTH
flag  Nathaniel FARNSWORTH (1 September 1711, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 9 March 1784, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Priscilla FARNSWORTH (9 September 1709, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - 16 May 1800, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)

Houghton
flag  Thomas HOUGHTON (9 February 1696, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 9 March 1764, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Moore
flag  Maria MOORE (9 August 1699, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 22 June 1791, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Nurse
flag  Elizabeth NURSE (17 August 1715, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - 9 September 1767, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)

Roberts
flag  Elizabeth ROBERTS (3 August 1690, Reading, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1739, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Spaulding
flag  Betty SPAULDING (4 December 1728 , Westford, Massachusetts, USA - 7 October 1799 , Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)

Stone
flag  James STONE (11 August 1727, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - 24 June 1788, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1738
Joseph DARBY (15 December 1716 - 7 September 1792) & Elizabeth NURSE (17 August 1715 - 9 September 1767)
married 8 June 1738

1766
Simon WILLARD (29 September 1727 - 9 January 1825) & Elizabeth DARBY (16 October 1738 - )
married 25 September 1766
 

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