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Berkley, Massachusetts, USA - Myrick St., Myricks Mass.

The present town of Berkley, then belonging to the neighboring towns of Dighton and Taunton, was first settled in 1638. It was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1735. The town was named for the philosopher and bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753), who lived in Newport, Rhode Island from 1728 to 1731.

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Main Entrance, Dighton Rock Park, Mass

"Dighton Rock State Park is an 85-acre (34 ha) Massachusetts state park located in the town of Berkley, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park is named after Dighton Rock, an 11-foot-high (3.4 m) glacial erratic that once sat on the banks of the Taunton River, covered with petroglyphs. It has since been moved to a small museum on the park grounds..." wikipedia

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

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female ancestorHannah WHITMAN (24 August 1641, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley) - 8 October 1720, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram))
male ancestorDavid BRIGGS (6 December 1669, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 6 March 1756, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley))
female ancestorSara WITHEREL (1671, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 1711, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley))
female ancestorRebekah AXTELL (22 November 1706, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley) - 24 January 1754, Mendham, New Jersey, USA)
female ancestorMary HAYFORD (23 April 1734, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 1811, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley))
male ancestorAmos BRIGGS (1 July 1751, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley) - , )
male ancestorNehemiah NEWHALL (1770, - 12 January 1860, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley))
male ancestorEbenezer BABBITT (27 April 1772, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley) - 21 June 1858, Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown))
male ancestorElijah NORCUTT SR (22 February 1774, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 10 September 1859, Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley))

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male ancestorJacob COOKE (16 June 1691 - 20 November 1753) and female ancestorRebekah AXTELL (22 November 1706 - 24 January 1754) married 11 November 1736
photo of Lucius Root EASTMAN Lucius Root EASTMAN (25 January 1839 - 26 February 1916) and photo of Rebecca Porter CRANE Rebecca Porter CRANE (14 March 1844 - 28 August 1921) married 15 November 1870
male ancestorLester Carleton DEMORANVILLE (26 May 1871 - 1934) and female ancestorJulia BORDEN (16 October 1873 - 1945) married 18 October 1890
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