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Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Brookfield was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1718. The town was settled by men from Ipswich as part of the Quaboag Plantation lands, though the settlers would be temporarily removed from the lands by attacks during King Philip's War.

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Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - Congregational Church
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Congregational Church
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - Brookfield Cemetery
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Brookfield Cemetery
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - Brookfield Inn
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Brookfield Inn

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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...

6. BROOKFIELD. [Pop. 2,472. Inc. 1673.]
Brookfield was originally granted to persons from Ipswich, in Essex county, and it was long a...Read MORE...

1848 - Brookfield
This town was granted to a number of the inhabitants of Ispwich, in the county of Essex, by the...Read MORE...

BROOKFIELD, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, 60 m. W of Boston. It is...Read MORE...

News  1888 - The wife, daughter and two grandchildren of W. B. Jones were drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the 21st on a pond at Brookfield, Mass.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 28, 1888
Brookfield Massachusetts, 1890
Brookfield lies in the southwestern part of Worcester, 55 miles from Boston by the Boston and...Read MORE...

Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 23. - The...

Brookfield , a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Brookfield township (town), on the...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 66 ancestors who were born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Thomas Edward AINSWORTH (15 April 1708, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA - 4 February 1794, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Jabez AYERS (27 December 1690, Newbury, Massachusetts, USA - 1762, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   Onesiphorous AYERS (7 April 1733, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 2 June 1809, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Ayers (Ayres)
immigrant flag   John AYERS (AYRES) (abt. 1625, , England (United Kingdom) - 3 August 1675, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Luke DRAPER (4 October 1789, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 5 September 1813, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Anna GOODALE (18 June 1740, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 13 June 1814, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   George HAYWARD (20 July 1673, Concord, Massachusetts, USA - 7 May 1725, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag   Dorothy KELLOGG (6 March 1699, Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - 21 January 1743, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Rebecca KIMBALL (22 October 1694, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA - 2 January 1721, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Mary MERRICK (01 September 1723, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 17 November 1726, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Eunice MOULTON (4 June 1749, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA - 2 March 1784, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Esther PERKINS (30 September 1695, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - 20 June 1780, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag   Thomas TAYLOR (14 April 1718, Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - 19 March 1758, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Hezekiah MARKES (1704 - 6 September 1788) & Judith HAYWARD (31 March 1701 - 7 March 1786)
married 23 April 1734

James MINOT (17 October 1694 - 6 February 1759) & Elizabeth WILDER (1703 - 13 September 1779)
married 9 October 1735

Smith AINSWORTH (3 February 1731 - 17 September 1758) & Mary BURT (abt. 1722 - 7 February 1809)
married 6 June 1757

Onesiphorous AYERS (7 April 1733 - 2 June 1809) & Anna GOODALE (18 June 1740 - 13 June 1814)
married 6 December 1759

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