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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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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - The Common
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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...

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

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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

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

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

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

World War II Soldier flag   Joseph Edward CUMMINGS (19 December 1919, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - 22 May 1995, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

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

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)

flag   Clarence Joseph RICHFORD (9 December 1913, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag   George RICHFORD (6 February 1887, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - , )
flag   Mamie F RICHFORD (6 June 1911, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA - , )

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

Ancestors Who Died Here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

flag   Camille PERRON (11 February 1909, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 11 November 1977, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

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

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

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

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

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

Joseph CUMMINGS (abt. 1870 - aft. 1940) & Delacy (Mary Eudocie) BELAIR (April 1881 - aft. 1940)
married 1918

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