Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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Biography - James Bowdoin, Governor of Massachusetts
Biography - Increase Sumner, 3rd Governor of Massachusetts
1790 Census, Bellingham, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Braintree, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Brookline, now of Middlesex County
1790 Census, Chelsea
1790 Census, Cohasset, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Dedham, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Hingham, now of Plymouth County
1790 Census, Hull, now of Plymouth County
U. S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War
U. S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War
CHANDLER, Mr. Patrick Henry to EATON, Miss Eliza A.
CRAFT, Mr. Daniel C. to DUNTON, Miss Elizabeth
CUNNINGHAM, Mr. George W. to DOWNER, Miss Eliza J.
EMERSON, Mr. Richard W. to WILLIAMS, Miss Clarinda A.
BELL, Benjamin Franklin, son of Mr. Benjamin Bell
COOLIDGE, Louisa H., wife of Mr. Amos Coolidge
COPELAND, Eliza A., wife of Joseph W. Copeland
A-G surnames pre-1850 Birth Records for Chelsea; Death Records for Chelsea
Crime News: Henry Hickey Kills Boy
Misc News: Bay State Prohibitionists Meeting, Fred Hurst's Wife Addicted to Opium, Estate
of Ex-Govenor Washburne,
George Holmes' Clerkship
Crime News: Robert Howard's Arrest for Perjury, Mnascke Arrested for Theft, Catherine
Hewson Charged with Murdering
Child, Bertram C. Spencer Convicted of Murder
News-Fires: Fire at Brighton Abattoir Plant
Death Notice: Henry O'Meara
Death Records: Deaths in New England for 1803
Marriage Records: 1788 Marriages
Obits: Mrs. Mary A. Alfred, George C. Barrett, Eliza Manning Hawthorne
Death Notices from the 1830 Barnstable Patriot: Charles Amerage, Betsey Baker, Thomas
Barker, John P. Boyd, William
A. Dow, Susan Aurelia Hall, Mrs. Sarah Hall, Thomas Hill, Edward Jackson, Child of
Stephen Jackson, Samuel Keep,
Rosannah Lyon, Aaron Smith, Horatio Sweet, William H. Teale, Abigail Greenleaf Tufts,
John D. Wells, Henry Williams
Marriage Notices from the 1830 Barnstable Patriot: Appleton-Melcher, Dickinson-Oliver,
Greene-Darracott, Hastings-Packard, Jenkins-Bragg, Lovell-Pallies, Nickerson-Bangs,
Suffolk County, established by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643,
initially included Boston,
Roxbury, Dorchester, Dedham, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham and Hull. In 1793, most of the
original Suffolk County
except for Boston and Chelsea split off and became Norfolk County. In 1803, Hingham and
Hull split off and joined
Plymouth County. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the annexation of
adjacent towns to Boston
increased the size of Suffolk County. Suffolk County includes Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop
Boston is the seat of Suffolk County.
[source: City of Boston Archives Guide]
Suffolk County is one of four original counties created in Massachusetts in 1643
Like an increasing number of Massachusetts counties, Suffolk County exists today only as
a historical geographic
region, and has no county government.
All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999.
Cities and Towns
Boston * Chelsea * Revere * Winthrop
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