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Easton, Bristol, MA
Easton was first settled in 1694 and was officially incorporated in 1725.
In 1694, the first settler, Clement Briggs, established his home near the Easton Green. In 1711, the Taunton North Purchase area became Norton, and in 1713, the sixty-nine families settled in Easton and hired Elder William Pratt as their first minister. kids.kiddle.co
Easton includes: Poquanticut, Unionville, Eastondale, and Furnace Village.
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1694 - Easton is settled.
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1725 - Easton is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Easton
Bristol county. Two branches of Taunton river water this town, on which are a woolen and 4 cotton mills, and various iron works. The manufactures consist of cotton and woolen goods, pig iron, iron castings, wire, boots, shoes, shovels, spades, forks, hoes, cutlery, palm-leaf hats, straw bonnets, surveyors' instruments and shoe pegs:—the value of which in one year (exclusive of woolen cloth, boots and shoes,) amounted to 207,100. The manufacture of shovels, spades, forks, and hoes, amounted to $108,000. Easton lies 22 miles S. from Boston, and 10 N. by W. from Taunton. Incorporated, 1725. Population, 1837, 1,976.
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 - EASTON. [Pop. 2,074. Inc. 1725.]
Easton, formerly a part of Norton, and, of course, of Taunton, is the north-eastern town of the county.
Its chief manufactures are of iron, but boots, shoes, cotton goods, and straw bonnets, are manufactured to a considerable amount.
Distance from Taunton, 10 miles; from Boston, 22.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1854 - Easton
Easton, a post-township of Bristol county, Massachusetts, 20 miles S. by W. from Boston. Population, 2337.
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.
EASTON, a township in Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 24 m. S of Boston. Pop. 2,074.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Easton Massachusetts, 1890
Easton forms the northeastern angle of Bristol County, and is 24 miles south of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad, which runs north and south through the midst of the eastern half. It is bounded on the north by Sharon and Stoughton, east by Brockton and West Bridgewater, south by Raynham, Taunton and Norton, and west by the latter and Mansfield. Its territorial form is quite regular, but; with its western side shortest. The assessed area is 15,862 acres; and more than one-third of this is woods, consisting mostly of oak, maple, birch and pine.
Wilbur's, or Leach's, Pond, containing 197 acres, Flyaway, of 70 acres, Ames Pond and several smaller scattered over the town beautify the landscape. Leach's Stream, the outlet of Leach's Pond on the northwestern border of the town, flows south, and furnishes power near Furnace village. Cohesset River, which rises in Stoughton and Sharon, flows across the northeasterly part of the town, affording valuable power at North Easton and at Easton,... Read MORE...
1895 - Easton
Easton, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Easton township, on the Old Colony Railroad, 25 miles S. of Boston. It has 6 churches, 2 banks, a newspaper office, a high school, large shovel-works, thread-mills, iron-foundries, and a wooden-heel company. Pop. of the township, 4493.
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
1899 - Easton
Easton. - This is the ninth town organized in Bristol county, was formerly a part of the Taunton North Purchase, and was set off from Taunton December 21, 1725; its territorial boundry has no since been materially changed. It is in the Twelfth Congressional District, and with Mansfield and Raynham, constitutes the Second Representative District, with 2,459 legal voters, entitling the district to one representative. The town lies in the extreme northeast corner of the county and is bounded on the north by Norfolk count; on the east by Plymouth county, on the south by Raynham and Norton, and on the west by Norton and Mansfield. The State census of 1895 gives the population as 4,452, and the number of registered voters in 1897 was 1,012. There are four post-offices in the town, namely, Easton, Eastondale, North Easton and South Easton.
The most important village in this town is North Easton, the population of which is given as 2,937. It is situated in the northeast part of the town on ... Read MORE...
Easton, a post-village and township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 25 miles S. of Boston. It has iron-foundries and manufactures of shovels, automobiles, wire-goods, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 4837.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Easton, Massachusetts, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Easton.
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Rebecca BROOKS (12 April 1657, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA - 2 April 1712, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Samuel KINSLEY (6 June 1662, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 17 December 1713, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Mary WASHBURN (1669, , Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1740, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Rachel LINCOLN (16 September 1677, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 18 February 1715, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Lydia FIELD (9 October 1679, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 1717, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Thomas MANLEY (11 July 1680, Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 6 June 1743, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Hannah LEONARD (1680, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 22 April 1753, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
Elizabeth GURNEY (5 May 1689, Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 21 April 1728, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
John SEALEY (10 April 1697, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 3 December 1783, Easton, Massachusetts, USA)
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Benjamin KINSLEY (16 May 1701 - 13 March 1759) and Priscilla MANLEY (1712 - 8 November 1798) married 9 April 1732
Nehemiah RANDALL (22 November 1720 - 22 November 1766) and Mercy DRAKE (17 July 1725 - ) married 3 December 1746
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