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Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - Middleton, Mass. - On the Ipswich River near Howes Station

Middleton, Essex, MA

Middleton was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1728. Prior to 1728 it was considered a part of Salem, and contains territory previously within the limits of Andover, Boxford, and Topsfield. The name Middleton is derived from its location midway between the important early settlements of Salem and Andover. wikipedia

Middleton includes: Howe Station, Box Factory, and Bush Corner.
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Middleton, Mass. - On the Ipswich River near Howes Station
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1839 - Middleton
Middleton, Massachusetts
Essex county. A pleasant town on both sides of Ipswich river, 19 Miles N. from Boston and 7 N.W. from Salem. This place contains a large and expensive paper mill. This is the principal manufacturing concern in the town. Incorporated, 1728. Population, 1837, 671.
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 - MIDDLETON. [Pop. 657. Inc. 1728.]
Part of Middleton once belonged to Salem, and it may have been named because it was formed from the corners of several towns, of which it was a sort of centre.

The inhabitants chiefly get their support from the soil, which is by no means productive.

Distance from Salem, 7 miles ; from Boston, 20.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
Middleton Massachusetts, 1890
Middleton is a small and pleasant town situated on the western border of Essex County, 19 miles north of Boston, on the Lawrence Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It is bounded on the north by North Andover and Boxford, east by Danvers and Topsfield, south by the latter, Peabody and Lynnfield, and west by North Reading. The assessed area is 8,295 acres, of which 1,871 are forest, consisting of oak, maple, birch and pine.

The Ipswich River, flowing southeast, then northeast, forms the southern line of the larger part of the town, then flows northward through the eastern section, and passing the centre, turns again and leaves the town on the northeast side, at the angle known as the "Disputed Territory." Boston Brook, from North Andover, enters it at the northern bend, and nearer the centre it receives a stream from Swan Pond in the edge of North Reading; and on this are two or more saw mills. Potts' Pond is on this stream, with Will's Hill on the south between it and... Read MORE...

1895 - Middleton
Middleton, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Middleton township, on the Lawrence Branch of the Eastern Railroad, 10 miles N.W. of Salem, and 18 or 19 miles N. of Boston. It has a church, a shoe-factory, a tannery, &c. Pop. of the township, 1092.
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
1906
Middleton, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Middleton township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 10 miles NW. of Salem. It has electric-works. Pop. of the town in 1900, 839.
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
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor passing through, here's a list of places to see and activities to enjoy in Middleton:
Richardson's Ice Cream: Start your journey with a sweet treat at Richardson's Ice Cream. They've been serving up delicious, homemade ice cream for generations. From classic flavors to unique creations, it's a delightful spot for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Ipswich River Park: If you enjoy the outdoors, Ipswich River Park is a great place to explore. It offers walking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful views of the Ipswich River. It's perfect for a leisurely stroll, bird watching, or a family picnic.

Middleton Stream Team Conservation Area: Nature lovers will appreciate the Middleton Stream Team Conservation Area. This serene spot is great for hiking and birdwatching. The well-maintained trails take you through wooded areas, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Boston Stoneham Theatre: Check out a show at the Boston Stoneham Theatre. Whether it's a play, musical, or a performance by local talent, the theater offers a cultural experience for... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorBray WILKINS (1610, , England (United Kingdom) - 1 January 1701, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorHannah WAY (3 March 1615, Bridport, Dorset, England - 26 January 1702, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorEdward PUTNAM (4 July 1654, Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 10 March 1747, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSusannah Baxter WILKINS (13 October 1684, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - 5 January 1773, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorCoronet Francis PEABODY (1 December 1694, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 23 April 1769, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorDorothy PERKINS (1 December 1694, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 3 May 1771, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorAnna SMITH (31 May 1713, Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 5 June 1773, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorIsaac Perkins PEABODY (3 April 1727, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - 3 June 1776, Wilton, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorJoseph ELLIOTT (2 February 1729, Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - 12 August 1775, Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville))

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male ancestorCoronet Francis PEABODY (1 December 1694 - 23 April 1769) and female ancestorDorothy PERKINS (1 December 1694 - 3 May 1771) married 27 January 1715
male ancestorJoseph ELLIOTT (2 February 1729 - 12 August 1775) and female ancestorJerusha BERRY (7 August 1730 - 13 March 1815) married 30 April 1749
male ancestorIsaac Perkins PEABODY (3 April 1727 - 3 June 1776) and female ancestorSarah Smith WILKINS (17 December 1731 - ) married 8 March 1749
male ancestorJotham BLANCHARD (1744 - 18 March 1807) and female ancestorElizabeth TREADWELL (1738 - 5 January 1811) married 10 November 1766

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