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Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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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


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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) gravestone

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) gravestone

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

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)

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)

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)
 

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
 

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