Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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Family Records: Marcy
Accident News: William Craig Killed in Accident - Conductor and Motorman Charged - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Notice: Lewis Smeadley, Mrs. Eliza B. Gridley
Obit: Ida W. (Biegel) Peer - Contributed by Kathyrn Todd
Obits: Isaac Kilbourn , George Kitredge, Mrs. Lois Sherman, William H. Sparawk, Mrs. Miriam Williams, Enos Smith,
Ralph P. Thompson, Mrs. Chloe Bushnell, Mrs. Amelia Minerva Wolctt - Contributed by Robin Line
Obit: Sandra Lee Racette - Contributed by Maurene Richard Miller
Accident News: Little Son of Daniel Upton Badly Burned - Contributed by Robin Line
Marriage Notices: BIETY-ABRAHAMS, HINDLEY-QUINN, PATTERSON-DAMON, STOWE-BARD - Contributed by Robin Line
Probate Records: John Curtis, Rebecca Johnson, Levi Gleazen
First Baptist Church in Lanesborough
Berkshire County was originally inhabited by the Mahican (Muh-he-ka-neew) Native American tribe, until the early
1700s when the first English settlers and frontiersmen appeared around this time and began setting up farms and
On April 25th 1724 The English finally paid the Indians 460 pounds, 3 barrels of cider, and 30 quarts of rum for
what is today Berkshire County
This deal exempted modern Sheffield, Stockbridge, Richmond and Lenox, which were collected at various other dates
into English territory.
(page 5. Wood, David H. Lenox Massachusetts Shire Town. Published by the town of Lenox, 1969)
The County seat is Pittsfield.
Congregational Church in Sheffield, MA
Cities and Towns
Adams * Alford * Becket * Cheshire * Clarksburg
* Dalton * Egremont * Florida * Great Barrington * Housatonic * Hancock * Hinsdale * Lanesborough * Lee * Lenox
* Monterey * Mount Washington * New Ashford * New Marlborough * North Adams * Otis * Peru * Pittsfield * Richmond
* Sandisfield * Savoy * Sheffield * Stockbridge * Tyringham * Washington * West Stockbridge * Williamstown * Windsor
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