Milford Massachusetts

Eli Partridge (1729-c1800 )

Eli Partridge was born to Benoni Partridge and Mehitabel Wheelock in West Medway, Massachusetts, 3 Jun 1729. Me married Rachel Sheffield, born 30 Mar 1732, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Sheffield, of Sherborn, Massachusetts. He settled in Holliston, Massachusetts, about 1751 or 1752, but soon removed to Milford, Massachusetts [1]Ballou’s Hist, of Milford. In 1754 he purchased a place in Mendon, Massachusetts, and removed there. He was in the Colonial service in 1745 [2]Mass. Archives. In 1761 he sold his right to a 60-acre lot of land in the township of New Boston, Cumberland County (Maine), which was to be …

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Preserved Partridge (1709-)

Preserved Partridge was born to Benoni Partridge and Mehetabel Wheelock in Medfield, Massachusetts (now West Medway, Massachusetts), 13 Mar 1709. He married, 10 Nov 1787, Catharine Armstrong, and soon after settled in Holliston, Massachusetts. He was also in Milford, Massachusetts, as early as 1750, and as late as 1754 [1]Ballou’s Hist, of Milford. He was in the colonial service’ in 1755 [2]Mass. Archives. He removed as early as 1761 to Cumberland County, Maine, settling near Gorham. Two daughters were married at Gorham before 1766. In 1764 the parish of Stroudwater, Maine (now a suburb of Portland, Maine) was incorporated, and …

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Milford Vital Records title page

Vital records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the year 1850

These vital records for Milford, Massachusetts end in 1849. The exact starting date is not clear, as the town added records from the First Church of Milford (Congregational) which had formerly been the Second Parish of Mendon. These records preceded the town of Milford’s formation. Since Milford was not officially a town until 11 Apr 1780, any record appearing with an earlier date occurred while the locality was still called Mendon. Any record which is part of the original records from the First Church is labeled with the abbreviation C.R. The Town of Milford, Worcester County (formerly in Suffolk County, …

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