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Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA - Ruins of Weldons Factory, Acushnet The First Cotton Mill in Massachusetts

Acushnet, Bristol, MA

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Acushnet was first settled in 1659. It has been included as a part of three separate towns throughout its history. It was formerly the northeastern section of the town of Dartmouth, which included the towns of Westport, New Bedford, and Fairhaven. In 1812, Fairhaven was incorporated as a separate town, again including the lands of Acushnet. Finally, the town was officially incorporated in 1860. The name "Acushnet", which is also the name of the river the town lies on, comes from the Wampanoag Cushnea, meaning "peaceful resting place near water", originally designating the fact that the tribe which sold the land to the Puritans inhabited the lands leading up to the river.

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female ancestorPatience PEIRCE (31 May 1754, - 10 December 1815, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorAlden MANTER (6 November 1761, Rochester, Massachusetts, USA - 12 November 1838, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorNoah GIFFORD (1772, - 25 November 1862, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJabez TABER (1774, - 1 October 1870, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorPatience DOTY (1775, - 16 October 1865, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn R. DAVIS (1776, - 27 July 1866, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSusan SEARS (1776, - 2 April 1860, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSarah SHERMAN (1777, - 13 August 1863, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSarah GIFFORD (1777, - 1 October 1867, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA)
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