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Vital records of the town of Auburn Massachusetts to 1850 - title page

Vital records of Ward Massachusetts, to the year 1837

The Town of Auburn was originally set off from Worcester, Sutton, Leicester and Oxford, and was incorporated on the 10th of April, 1778, with the name of Ward, in honor of General Artemas Ward, of Shrewsbury, a man of great prominence in this region, active as a patriot during the difficulties that caused the separation from the mother country, and receiving on the eve of hostilities the appoint- ment of First Major General in the Revolutionary Army. He was at a later period Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and afterwards served in Congress. He died in 1800 …

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Partridge, Abel (1765-1826)

Abel Partridge’s introduction to Colonial life in New England was less than desirable when the Medfield, Massachusetts, town clerk, John Baxter, as copied by Henry Adams in 1850, inscribed upon the town records that: Supposed seems to be the favored method employed by Medfield town clerks to document upon the town records that a couple had a child out of wedlock. It differs though with how Josiah Partridge was listed. His claim was to be a “reputed” son of Josiah Partridge. There are four instances within the town records of “supposed” children born to out of wedlock parents. Two of …

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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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Partridge, Edward (1710-)

Edward Partridge was born to Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wight in Medfield, Massachusetts, 14 Sept. 1710. He inherited his father’s homestead, but sold it in 1746 to John and Jonathan Wight and removed to Wrentham, Massachusetts. In 1748 he and his wife asked dismission to the second church in Wrentham. He married, 11 Sept. 1733, Sarah Jones of Medfield. Neither will nor probate record can be found for either Edward or Sarah in CT, MA, NH, NY, or RI. I can find no evidence of Edward nor Sarah after the birth of their daughter Sarah in 1749/50. Two of their …

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Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 226.

Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850

The following Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts start in 1650 and end in 1849. The Partridge’s settled early in Medfield, as William received land there in 1651, quickly building his house on Bachelor’s Row. The Partridge’s below probably all descend from the two brothers, John and William. The Town of Medfield, Norfolk County (formerly in Suffolk County, until 1793), was established May 22, 1650, from a part of Dedham. [1]Medfield; Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Boston, Mass. : Published by the New-England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1903. Births of Partridge’s in Medfield, Massachusetts …

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