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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA - The Village Street, Lanesboro, Mass.

Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA

One of the first Berkshire communities to be settled, Lanesborough was originally known as "New Framingham", carved from part of Northern Berkshire Township #6. Lanesborough was first settled in 1753 and was officially incorporated in 1765. It was renamed Lanesborough, for the Countess of Lanesborough, a friend of Governor Francis Bernard, who incorporated the town.

Lanesborough includes: Berkshire, Brennon's Hill, and Gunn's Grove. mass_lookup.htm

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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA

The Village Street, Lanesboro, Mass.

Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA

Hillcrest, former Home of "Josh Billings", Lanesboro, Mass.

"[Josh Billings] The humorist was one of a dozen children of Scotch-Irish farmer and lawyer Henry Vinal Shaw (1788-1857) and Laura Wheeler (1791-1871). The senior Shaw built the homestead in 1814 then in 1828 he put up a new brick home on Main Street he called Hillcrest. It was opposite Colby's iron furnace, where the library is now. Noise and sooty air drove Shaw to move to New York state after 20 years. Hillcrest, later called Hillcrest Inn, burned in 1974..." The Berkshire Eagle, January 30, 2015

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Evangelical Federated Church, Lanesboro, Mass.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorMiles POWELL (17 September 1729, Middletown, Connecticut, USA - 17 September 1791, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
female ancestorAmy (Aime) FISH (29 October 1729, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 1804, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
female ancestorJemima ADKINS (19 Nov. 1731, Middletown, Connecticut, USA - 17 Oct. 1801, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
male ancestorJonathan WHEELER (8 August 1735, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - 9 July 1815, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
male ancestorStodard WILLIAMS (4 September 1752, - 1 May 1832, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
male ancestorMiles POWELL (April 1755, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire) - 7 June 1835, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
male ancestorLyman HALL (1756, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire) - 26 April 1844, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorIshmal MANN (1757, - 4 May 1852, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))
male ancestorE. Nathan GREGORY (1758, Danbury, Connecticut, USA - 31 October 1845, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, USA (Berkshire))

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male ancestorJason NEWTON (26 May 1789 - 26 August 1868) and female ancestorAbigail WOOD (10 June 1789 - 12 July 1862) married 1811
male ancestorJason NEWTON (26 February 1827 - 25 September 1907) and female ancestorFanny Maria NOURSE (30 September 1828 - 22 March 1895) married 9 December 1846
male ancestorJames J CALLAHAN (11 July 1855 - 10 February 1918) and female ancestorMary Elizabeth "Eliza" CROUGHWELL (31 January 1855 - 5 November 1937) married 20 July 1882
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