GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Barre, Massachusetts, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Barre, Massachusetts, USA? 

Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Originally called the Northwest District of Rutland, it was first settled in 1720. The town was incorporated on June 17, 1774, as Hutchinson after Thomas Hutchinson, colonial governor of Massachusetts. But on November 7, 1776, it was renamed Barre in honor of Isaac Barré, a champion of the American Colonies. Starting in the 1800s, the Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad provided rail service to the town.wikipedia


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Barre, Massachusetts, USA - East Side Common
Barre, Massachusetts, USA

East Side Common
Barre, Massachusetts, USA - Henry Woods High School
Barre, Massachusetts, USA

Henry Woods High School
Barre, Massachusetts, USA -
Barre, Massachusetts, USA

"The Wishing Ball"
Home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fowler

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

3. BARRE. [Pop. 2,751 Inc. 1774.]
Barre, (pronounced Barry), was a part of Rutland, and called Hutchinson from 1774 to 1777, when its ...Read MORE...

1848 - Barre
This town was the north west part of Rutland original grant. It was made a district in 1749, and...Read MORE...

News  1869 - A correspondent of the New England Farmer says the town of Barre maybe considered the banner town in Massachusetts cheese making.
There are three cheese factories, having 875 cows; receiving 25,800 pounds of milk daily,...Read MORE...

Barre Massachusetts, 1890
Barre is an old town near the geographical centre of the State, which had thrifty days in the...Read MORE...

1916
Bar're, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester CO., Mass., on the Boston and...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bent
flag  Anna BENT (1776, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 17 January 1864, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Bigelow
flag  William BIGELOW (1797, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 8 December 1879, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

Bixby
flag  Rufus BIXBY (1769, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 18 June 1857, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Burgess
flag  Samuel BURGESS (1793, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 9 January 1879, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Chipman
flag  Perez CHIPMAN (23 March 1774, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 1852, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*) gravestone

Cornell
flag  Henry J CORNELL (1846, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 26 May 1879, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

Daragon
flag  Michael DARAGON (1845, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 17 February 1874, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Gates
flag  William GATES (1758, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - March 1850, Vienna, Oneida County, New York, USA.)

Gorham
flag  James Alfred GORHAM (1813, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 14 November 1879, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)
flag  James Alfred GORHAM (1813, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 14 November 1879, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

Harwood
flag  Sarah E HARWOOD (1821, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1873, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Hastings
flag  Arba HASTINGS (1788, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 17 October 1869, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Holbrook
flag  Joseph W HOLBROOK (1836, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 24 April 1879, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Kenney
flag  Edward KENNEY (1847, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 5 September 1871, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

King
flag  Joseph KING (1825, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 15 January 1880, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

Mason
flag  Samuel F MASON (8 February 1873, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 20 November 1950, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Sarah MASON (30 September 1751, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 6 October 1802, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA)

Moulton
flag  Eunice Almira MOULTON (15 August 1850, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 3 September 1866, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Nurse
flag  Daniel NURSE (13 September 1757, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1842, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Nurse (Nourse)
 flag  Daniel NURSE (NOURSE) (16 January 1788, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 10 April 1872, Medway, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Spooner
flag  Lucy J. SPOONER (1856, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 24 September 1877, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

Whiting
flag  Elijah WHITING (9 October 1773, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 27 November 1859, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
flag  Hannah ADAMS ( Feb. 14, 1687-8, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA - July 18, 1769, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Boutwell
  Eli BOUTWELL (1794, - 7 November 1875, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Bugby
flag  Sarah C. BUGBY (1854, Orange, Vermont, USA - 21 December 1874, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Bullock
  Hannah BULLOCK (1786, - 15 May 1873, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Caldwell
flag  Jane CALDWELL (17 August 1721, Rutland, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1816, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Gates
flag  Benjamin GATES (24 May 1704, Stow, Massachusetts, USA - 12 May 1758, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Hillery
  John HILLERY (1783, - 24 November 1873, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Holden
flag  James HOLDEN (1685, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - November 23, 1766, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Johnson
flag  Mary J JOHNSON (1838, Dana, Massachusetts, USA* - 15 February 1864, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Kellogg
  Loyal Case KELLOGG (1815, - 26 November 1871, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Leonard
flag  Moses LEONARD (abt. 1677, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1775, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Mason
  George Washington MASON (February 1830, - 16 July 1854, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Nurse
flag  Joshua NURSE (17 December 1719, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - 6 January 1761, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Sarah NURSE (2 August 1744, Rutland, Massachusetts, USA - 19 September 1799, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Timothy NURSE (17 March 1724, Reading, Massachusetts, USA - 10 July 1781, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

NURSE
flag  Daniel NURSE (13 September 1757, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1842, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Reed
flag  Patience REED (1 December 1756, Rutland, Massachusetts, USA - 10 October 1842, Barre, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Rice
flag  Bethulia RICE (24 March 1704, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA - abt. 1772, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Thomas RICE (5 October 1741, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 21 June 1822, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Richard
immigrant - Canada to US   Joseph Toussaint RICHARD (14 August 1835, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur) - 10 April 1920, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

Webster
flag  Sarah WEBSTER (1799, Berlin, Vermont, USA - 29 February 1876, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1770
Jonas LEONARD (19 September 1745 - 19 May 1837) & Sarah MASON (30 September 1751 - 6 October 1802)
married 22 February 1770

1774
Thomas RICE (5 October 1741 - 21 June 1822) & Sarah NURSE (2 August 1744 - 19 September 1799)
married 17 November 1774

1902
Henry Adelbert RICHARDS (30 October 1882 - 27 June 1945) & Alma Victoria DUVAL (16 March 1884 - 23 September 1964)
married 30 March 1902
 

Cemeteries in Barre, Massachusetts, USA

Are you from Barre, Massachusetts, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Barre, Massachusetts, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.