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Northbridge, Worcester, MA
Northbridge was first settled by Europeans in 1704 and was officially incorporated on July 14, 1772. The town was once part of Mendon, from 1667 to 1726, and part of Uxbridge, from 1727 to 1772. Colonel John Spring, who had agitated for the new town of Northbridge, and later reversed his position, led a company of men in the Massachusetts Militia in the Revolution. kids.kiddle.co
Northbridge includes: Linwood, Plummer's, Quaker District, Riverdale, Rochdale, and Whitins Station (Whitinsville Station).
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New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA
THE WHITIN MACHINE WORKS
Manufacturers of COTTON MILL MACHINERY
Cards, Combing Machinery, Railway Heads, Drawing Frames, Spinning Frames, Twisters, Quillers, Spoolers, Reels and Looms, Etc. Etc.
New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
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1704 - Northbridge is settled
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1839 - Northbridge
Worcester county. The Blackstone river and canal pass through this pleasant manufacturing and agricultural town. It has some excellent intervale land, and the soil of the uplands produces grass, grain, and vegetables in abundance. The river here is beautiful, and produces a great hydraulic power. The manufactures of the town consist of cotton and woolen goods, cotton machinery, boots, shoes, &c.: value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $281,000.
Northbridge lies 35 miles S.W. by W. from Boston and 13 S.E. from Worcester. Incorporated, 1772. Population, 1830, 1,053; 1837, 1,409.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - NORTHBRIDGE. [Pop. 1,449. Inc. 1772.]
Northbridge was once the north part of Uxbridge.
The Blackstone, Mumford's and West River fertilize the town and
furnish abundant water-power.
The chief manufactures are cotton and woollen goods, machinery,
and boots and shoes.
Distance from Worcester, 12 miles; from Boston, 35.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1848 - Northbridge
This town was chiefly taken from Uxbridge, and derived its name from its situation and bearing relative to that town. It was incorporated a distinct town in 1772. The first church was organized in 1782, and the next year Rev. John Crane, D. D., was ordained their pastor; his successor was Rev. Samuel H. Fletcher, who was settled in 1832; Rev. Charles Furbush, the next pastor, was settled in 1834. Rev. Michael. Burditt was installed pastor over the second village church in 1835.
The surface of this town is somewhat rocky and rough, but the soil in general is rich, strong, and good. It is finely watered by springs, streams, and rivers. Of these Blackstone and Mumford rivers are the largest. On these rivers are tracts of good interval land. Blackstone canal passes through this town, on the west bank of Biackstone river. There are 4 churches, 2 Congregational, 1 Methodist, and 1 for Friends. Population, 1,409. Distance, 12 miles from Worcester and 35 from Boston. In 1837, there were 4... Read MORE...
1854 - Northbridge
Northbridge, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Blackstone river and canal, and by the Providence and Worcester railroad. Pop., 2230.
Northbridge Centre, a post-village in the above township, 38 miles S. W. by W.of Boston.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1870 - For forty years Deacon Bachelor has led the singing in the Congregational Church at Northbridge, Mass.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 1, 1870
1890 Northbridge Masachusetts
Northbridge lies in the southeasterly section of Worcester County, 46 miles southeast from Boston. The Providence and Worcester Railroad follows the Blackstone River through the eastern section of the town; the course of the latter being somewhat east of south. Grafton bounds this town on the north, Upton and Mendon on the east, Uxbridge on the south, and Sutton on the west.
The assessed area is 9,663 acres, of which 4,393 are forest. Maple, elm, pine and chestnut abound. Nearly the entire border of the town east of the Blackstone River is occupied by a long ridge extending north into Grafton. The central part is somewhat elevated, and the western part hilly, except the valley of the Whitinsville Pond and Mumford's River. Good's Hill, on the southern border, is a noted eminence. The principal rock is calcareous gneiss, which— under the name of granite— is much used for building purposes. In one locality the gneiss crops out, forming an immense ledge called "Shining Rocks," and in... Read MORE...
1895 - Northbridge
North'bridge, a post-village in Northbridge town ship, Worcester co., Mass., on Blackstone River, and on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, 11 miles S.E. of Worcester. It has a bank, a high school, and 5 churches. The township has manufactures of shirtings, cotton prints, and machinery, also a quarry of granite. Pop. of the town ship in 1880, 4053; in 1890, 4603. It contains villages named Rockdale, Northbridge Centre, and Whitinsville.
Northbridge Centre, a post-village in Northbridge township, Worcester co, Mass., 2 miles from the Worcester & Providence Railroad, and about 36 miles W.S.W. of Boston. It has a church and manufactures of boots and shoes.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Northbridge, a post-village in Northbridge township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Blackstone River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles SE. of Worcester. The town has manufactures of shirtings, cotton prints, and woollens. Pop. of the town in 1900, 7036; of the village, about 1500.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Northbridge, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Northbridge.
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Daniel GOLDTHWAIT (1764, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 21 September 1851, Peru, Massachusetts, USA)
Alkanah SPRING (1781, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 21 March 1860, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Asael MOSHER (20 September 1784, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 18 February 1861, Venice, Cayuga, New York, USA)
Susanna BOWEN (15 April 1784, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 15 October 1867, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA)
Benjamin TAFT (1792, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 13 January 1874, Ayer, Massachusetts, USA)
Maria H. HICKS (1803, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 9 February 1862, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Herman Benjamin BENSON (1816, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 12 April 1862, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Mary Ann LAVERTY (18 May 1842, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville) - 5 April 1885, Millbury, Massachusetts, USA)
Jacob BODMER (December 1845, , Switzerland - 1921, Northbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Whitinsville))
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Valmar Joseph Jean CAYER (24 October 1878 - 1 May 1966) and Exilda BARRIERE (14 January 1869 - 2 June 1959) married 12 January 1904
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