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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA? 

Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
The Town of Shrewsbury, named for Shrewsbury, England, is a suburban community with an uneven and hilly terrain cut by a number of minor streams providing several small water power sites. Grants of land were made in what would eventually be the town beginning in 1664, with the 3,200-acre (13 km2) grant called Haynes Farm as the largest. Settlers came primarily from Sudbury and Marlborough, and the first permanent settler was Gersham Wheelock in 1720. As a town, Shrewsbury was first settled in 1722 and officially incorporated in 1727.
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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

34. SHREWSBURY. [Pop. 1,481. Inc. 1727.]
This town was originally granted to some citizens of Marlborough, in Middlesex county, and included ...Read MORE...

1848 - Shrewsbury
This township was granted to certain persons in 1717, most of whom belonged to Marlborough, and was ...Read MORE...

1890 Shrewsbury Massachusetts
Shrewsbury is situated on high land in the easterly part of Worcester County, and has Boylston on...Read MORE...

1906
Shrewsbury, a post-village in Shrewsbury township (town), Worcester co., Mass., 6 miles NE. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ager
flag  Leonard AGER (1801, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 24 March 1849, Malden, Massachusetts, USA)

Aubertin
flag  Augustus Anthony AUBERTIN (17 September 1856, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Ball
flag  George Whitney BALL (8 July 1819, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 10 November 1873, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro)) gravestone

Bragg
flag  Zeruiah BRAGG (1 March 1740, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 27 March 1776, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA (Westboro))

Newton
flag  Phineas NEWTON (5 February 1726, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - , , New Hampshire, USA)

Pratt
World War II Soldier flag  Frank B PRATT (24 July 1912, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 18 October 2003, Dennis, Massachusetts, USA (S., E., W.) (Dennisport)) gravestone
flag  Sarah B. PRATT (1798, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 25 September 1868, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Smith
flag  Sarah SMITH (1 June 1743, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 22 September 1775, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Barker
flag  Mary BARKER (15 October 1677, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 10 December 1733, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Bath
flag  Russell Fenton BATH (7 January 1906, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 11 May 1971, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Bragg
flag  Ebenezer BRAGG (13 November 1699, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 4 September 1766, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Eames
flag  Mary EAMES (March 1677, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 16 April 1772, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Goddard
flag  Gardner GODDARD (15 March 1763, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro) - 16 November 1816, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Keyes
flag  Hannah KEYES (9 July 1706, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - 4 January 1741, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Mason
flag  Samuel F MASON (8 February 1873, Barre, Massachusetts, USA - 20 November 1950, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA)

Rice
flag  Sophia RICE (10 March 1765, Templeton, Massachusetts, USA (Baldwinville) (East Templeton) (Otter River) - 18 April 1845, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Joshua SMITH (1720, , Massachusetts, USA - 20 January 1756, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Wohlbruck
flag  Gretchen WOHLBRUCK (22 November 1904, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 11 April 1995, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1767
William JOHNSON (14 July 1743 - 14 June 1830) & Zeruiah BRAGG (1 March 1740 - 27 March 1776)
married 5 January 1767
 

Cemeteries in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA

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