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Barre, Massachusetts, USA - East Side Common

Barre, Worcester, MA

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, an Irish-born Member of Parliment who was a champion of American Independence.

Barre includes: Coldbrook, Dennyville, Harwoods Station, Heald Village, High Plains, Powder Mill, Rice Village, Ryder Village, Smithville (White Valley), and Barre Plains. mass_lookup.htm

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorMoses LEONARD (1677, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1775, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJames HOLDEN (1685, Groton, Massachusetts, USA - November 23, 1766, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorHannah ADAMS ( Feb. 14, 1687-8, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA (South Framingham) - July 18, 1769, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorBenjamin GATES (24 May 1704, Stow, Massachusetts, USA - 12 May 1758, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorBethulia RICE (24 March 1704, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA - 1772, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJoshua NURSE (17 December 1719, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica) - 6 January 1761, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorJane CALDWELL (17 August 1721, Rutland, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1816, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorTimothy NURSE (17 March 1724, Reading, Massachusetts, USA - 10 July 1781, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorThomas RICE (5 October 1741, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 21 June 1822, Barre, Massachusetts, USA)

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male ancestorJonas LEONARD (19 September 1745 - 19 May 1837) and female ancestorSarah MASON (30 September 1751 - 6 October 1802) married 22 February 1770
male ancestorThomas RICE (5 October 1741 - 21 June 1822) and female ancestorSarah NURSE (2 August 1744 - 19 September 1799) married 17 November 1774
photo of Henry Adelbert RICHARDS Henry Adelbert RICHARDS (30 October 1882 - 27 June 1945) and photo of Alma Victoria DUVAL Alma Victoria DUVAL (2 December 1881 - 23 September 1964) married 30 March 1902
photo of Arthur Chester SHELDON Arthur Chester SHELDON (9 April 1898 - 24 June 1991) and photo of Freida Mary RICHARDS Freida Mary RICHARDS (10 August 1899 - 4 October 1989) married 29 April 1919
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