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Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Wenham, Massachusetts, USA? 

Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Wenham was first settled in 1635 and officially incorporated in 1643. Wenham was originally a part of Salem. In September 1643, the General Court of Massachusetts granted that Wenham should be a town in its own right and send a representative to the General Court. It was the first town to be set off from Salem. Because many of its early settlers came from Suffolk County in England, it is presumed that the name of the town derives from two small villages there — Great Wenham and Little Wenham.wikipedia


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Wenham was first settled in 1635 as a part of Salem

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In September 1643, the General Court of Massachusetts granted that Wenham should be a town in its own right and send a representative to the General Court. It was the first town to be set off from Salem.

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The year 1692 saw the witchcraft hysteria in which Sara Good, raised in Wenham, was hanged as a witch.

www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php
27. WENHAM. [Pop. 689. Inc. 1643.]
While a part of Salem, Wenham was called Enon. [John 3 : 23.] The inhabitants are mostly farmers, ...Read MORE...

1854 (Wenham) - In 1854, it was voted to build a Town Hall since the Meeting House was no longer adequate.

www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php
News  1868 - The citizens of Wenham, Mass., have resolved that no bees shall be kept in that town.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 11, 1868
News  1869 - One hundred and fifty acres of woodland in Wenham, Mass., belonging to Mr. White, were burned over lately. Two thousand cords of hard wood ready for market were also destroyed.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 15, 1869
1890 Wenham Massachusetts
Wenham lies in the southern part of Essex County, 22 miles northeast of Boston on the main line of...Read MORE...

1906
Wenham, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R.,...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Abbe
flag   Thomas ABBE (5 February 1656, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 17 May 1728, Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville))

Brown
flag   Judith BROWN (28 August 1700, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 11 June 1785, Canterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Claflin
flag   Abigail CLAFLIN (19 March 1676, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Clark
flag   Alice Addie CLARK (4 June 1859, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - July 1943, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Dodge
flag   Solomon DODGE (18 June 1721, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 16 January 1812, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Fiske
flag   Mary FISKE (abt. 1655, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 9 October 1695, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Friend
flag   Samuel FRIEND (1782, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 22 May 1850, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam))

Goldsmith
flag   Joseph GOLDSMITH (abt. 1660, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 13 May 1736, Southold, New York, USA (Mattituck))

Gott
flag   Benjamin GOTT (13 March 1705, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 25 July 1751, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro))
flag   Mary GOTT (21 January 1666, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 1705, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA)

Kilham
flag   Elizabeth KILHAM (1657, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag   Hannah KILHAM (21 December 1664, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Kimball
flag   Henry KIMBALL (1655, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 14 December 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village))

Moulton
flag   Thomas MOULTON (1808, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 2 March 1867, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Perkins
flag   Anna PERKINS (abt. 1692, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag   Esther PERKINS (30 September 1695, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 20 June 1780, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag   Rebecca PERKINS (1692, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 July 1774, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Sarah PERKINS (1688, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag   Thomas PERKINS (1689, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Porter
flag   Nancy PORTER (August 1760, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 28 October 1825, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
flag   Elizabeth ADAMS (1643, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 14 February 1704, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Claflin
   Robert Mack CLAFLIN (abt. 1639, - 19 September 1690, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Dodge
flag   Josiah DODGE (11 June 1665, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - 19 January 1715, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Fairfield
immigrant flag   Walter FAIRFIELD (21 December 1631, Copford, Lexden, Essex, England - 20 July 1723, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

FISKE
flag   Mary FISKE (abt. 1655, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 9 October 1695, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Goldsmith
   Richard GOLDSMITH (1634, at sea (Atlantic Ocean) (Pacific Ocean) - 1698, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Gott
immigrant flag   Charles GOTT (12 March 1598, Brokenbury, England - 23 January 1667, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Gould
   Mary A. GOULD (1811, - 7 March 1843, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Kimball
flag   Henry KIMBALL (abt. 1615, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England - 12 August 1676, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Loring
immigrant flag   Mary LORING (abt. 1607, , England (United Kingdom) - abt. 1687, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)
immigrant flag   Mary LORING (15 October 1615, Canonicorum, Dorset, England - 9 September 1672, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Moulton
flag   James MOULTON (7 January 1638, Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 24 October 1696, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)
immigrant flag   James MOULTON (abt. 1603, Ormesby, Norfolk, England - 30 March 1680, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Palmer
immigrant flag   Gift PALMER (1615, Cambridge, England - 8 August 1655, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

PERKINS
flag   John PERKINS (3 July 1652, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 15 March 1717, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Rebecca PERKINS (1692, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 3 July 1774, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Riddlesdale?
flag   Mary RIDDLESDALE? (abt. 1621, , England (United Kingdom) - 12 August 1672, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Skipper
flag   Sarah SKIPPER (1639, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - 18 December 1710, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

UNKNOWN
   Mary UNKNOWN (abt. 1623, - , Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)

Warner
flag   Joanna WARNER (1643, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 16 September 1691, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1648
Daniel KILHAM (15 March 1620 - ) & Mary SAFFORD (abt. 1629 - 16 June 1676)
married October 1648

1662
James MOULTON (7 January 1638 - 24 October 1696) & Elizabeth ADAMS (1643 - 14 February 1704)
married 10 February 1662

1715
Thomas HOWE (16 June 1692 - 2 April 1777) & Rebecca PERKINS (1692 - 3 July 1774)
married 26 April 1715
 

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