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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
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Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - Brookfield Cemetery
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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...

1859
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...

News  1904 - ARCHBISHOP IN WRECK.
Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

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

1916
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


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

Ayers
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


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

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

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

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

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