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A Genealogy of the Families Who Have Settled in the
North Parish of Bridgewater ...
The Online Edition
Moses Cary, A Genealogy of the Families Who Have Settled in the North Parish of Bridgewater, To Which is Added an Historical Sketch of North Bridgewater (Boston: Printed by Bannister and Marvin, 1824; repr. Wakefield MA: 1903).
This little book of 48 pages was published three years after North Bridgewater became a town. It is an interesting introduction to the early families and history of Brockton. The transcription is from an original copy of the 1903 facsimile reprint. On the reverse title page the author described how he arranged his work:
The method pursued, is to name the first of the familywhere he came fromwhom he marriedwhat office he held, if anywhen he died, and at what age
Then to name his sons and daughters, mention whom the daughters married, and proceed in the male line, down to the present generation.
Many of the families had other children, but they died young, and are not known.
If families have removed, I mention the places to which they have removed, and leave them.
Note.The letter m. stands for married; ss. for sons; ds. for daughters.
This transcription was begun by the late C. J. McNew, and has been completed by the current webmaster. The printer used a number of type faces in the book, and for the most part I have not tried to emulate them as I know not what fonts may reside on your computer. I have tried to be faithful to the original text, retaining all errors or oddities in spelling and punctuation as found in the original. Some typos have been noted by appending [sic] to them. I have not tried to preserve the original line breaks, and have added some white space to make the text easier to read. I have added links to images of the pages as a check against transcription errors, except for the last three pages (the prospectus for the facsimile reprint), which are represented solely by images.
Reverse Title Page
1903 Facsimile Prospectus
Index of Families
Cary did not index individual names, but organized his work by families, as follows.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Samuel Alden Benjamin Ames Daniel Ames See also Josiah Eames
John Battles Jeremiah Beals Samuel Brett Simeon Brett David Brown Ichabod Bryant
Jonathan Cary Simeon Cary Zachariah Cary Samuel Cheesman Joseph Cole John Staples Crafts Perez Crocker Moses Curtis
Manasseh Dickerman Samuel Dike Walter Downie Elisha Dunbar
Josiah Eames Benjamin Edson David Edson James Edson
Jabez Field David Ford Mark Ford Dependance French Levi French Isaac Fuller
Seth Harris Josiah Hayden Joseph Hayward Nathan Hayward Thomas Henry Asa Howard Caleb Howard Daniel Howard Robert Howard
Ephraim Jackson Asa Jones
Timothy Keith Henry Kingman Abijah Knapp
Simeon Leach Nehemiah Lincoln Nathaniel Littlefield
Daniel Manly Howard Marshall Robert Morrison
Abiel Packard David Packard James Packard John Packard Nathan Packard Seth Packard Solomon Packard Zaccheus Packard Luke Perkins Mark Perkins Nathan Perry Rev. John Porter Joseph Porter John Pratt
Nathaniel Reynolds Thomas Reynolds
William Shaw John Smith Charles Snell Joseph Snell Zechariah Snell Eleazer Snow Seth Snow Benjamin Southworth Constant Southworth Edward Southworth Lemuel Southworth Silas Sturtevant Joseph Sylvester
Seth Thayer Archibald Thompson John Tilden Turner Torrey Lemuel Tyrrel
Waldo Daughters Thomas Wales John Wales Joshua Warren Eliab Whitman Ephraim Willis Alexander Wilson
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