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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA? 

Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Cheshire was first settled in 1766 and was officially incorporated in 1793. It is named after the county of Cheshire in England.
The valley town was founded by Baptists from Rhode Island, the first settlers in the region who were not of the established Puritan Church. The early colonists were mostly descendants of those who had followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island in their quest for religious freedom.
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Cheshire Pond, Cheshire, Mass. Boston & Albany R. R.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.
Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

Reynolds Rock

Reynolds Rock, a climbers' favorite, in Cheshire stands 30 feet high and sits 40 feet long.

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1793 - Cheshire was founded in 1793. Its parent towns were Adams, Lanesborough, Windsor and New Ashford District.
The vital records for the period of 1750-1865 were destroyed by fire. Marriage intention records...Read MORE...

20. CHESHIRE. [Pop. 985. Inc. 1793.]
This town was formed from parts of Lanesborough, New Ashford, Adams, and Windsor.

The town rises ...Read MORE...

1859
CHESHIRE, a township in Berkshire co., in Massachusetts, 130 m. W by N of Boston. Pop. 985.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
News  1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire,...Read MORE...

Cheshire Massachusetts, 1890
Cheshire is a fine grazing town in the northerly part of Berkshire County, about 150 miles west,...Read MORE...

1916
Cheshire, a post-village of Berkshire co., Mass., in Cheshire township (town), on the Boston and...Read MORE...

News  1926 - NINE INJURED AS CAR TURNS TURTLE. Locomobile Owned by Lester Carpenter, Overturns in Car Tracks. CHILD IN HOSPITAL.
Gertrude Carpenter, Two Years Old, Has Possible Concussion - Others Not Injured

Nine Adams...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Brown
flag   Waterman BROWN (January 1798, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 30 January 1877, Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Fish
flag   Abigail FISH (1791, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 17 January 1863, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))

Graziola (Graziols)
flag   Mary Lucy GRAZIOLA (GRAZIOLS) (31 August 1887, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 6 December 1986, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Ingraham
flag   Mary INGRAHAM (1799, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 3 April 1879, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Johnson
flag   Francis JOHNSON (1811, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 23 March 1866, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

Lamb
flag   Robert Farnam LAMB (31 December 1930, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 2004, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Mason
flag   Asenath S. MASON (1818, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 8 January 1894, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)

Murray
flag   James F. MURRAY (1874, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 21 July 1893, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Northup
flag   Isaac W. NORTHUP (1804, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 7 September 1851, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))

Thompson
flag   Alonzo M. THOMPSON (1847, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 4 February 1894, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))

Wells
flag   Rufus WELLS (1797, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 25 October 1844, Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Werden
flag   Laura WERDEN (Oct 10 1802 , Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - Mar 15 1874 , Ludington, Mason, Michigan, USA) gravestone

Whipple
flag   Cyrus A. WHIPPLE (1829, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 9 July 1858, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))

Whitney
flag   Starr Ingalls WHITNEY (11 December 1914, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 19 April 1993, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Horn
flag    June Lois HORN (29 June 1930, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 2007, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag   Walter Thomas HORN (1 March 1882, Colrain, Massachusetts, USA (Colerain) - 9 November 1948, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

LAMB
flag   Robert Farnam LAMB (31 December 1930, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 29 September 2004, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

MASON
flag   Asenath S. MASON (1818, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA - 8 January 1894, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)

O'Neil
   John O'NEIL (1861, - December 1899, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)

Shaw
flag   Brneton SHAW (1863, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire) - 29 November 1892, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)

Smith
flag   Susie M. SMITH (1877, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire) - 13 April 1897, Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1809
Snell BABBITT (9 September 1783 - 9 March 1853) & Jael EDSON (23 January 1787 - 1 February 1866)
married 15 July 1809

1910
Peter HORN (25 June 1888 - March 1963) & Mabel Irene BOYINGTON (5/14/1890 - 1942)
married 3 December 1910

1940
Starr Ingalls WHITNEY (11 December 1914 - 19 April 1993) & Pauline Miller HORN (05 March 1923 - 7 October 1972)
married 1940
 

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