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1790 US Census, Milton
1790 US Census, Needham
1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners
KILLS TWO IN COURTHOUSE
Young Man Shoots Down Those Who Charge Him With Serious Crime Against Girl
Submitted by Robin Line
Obituaries - Harvard College Necrology:
Baker, Dr. George
Brewer, Dr. Nathaniel
Brown, Arnold Welles
Brown, George Washington
Brown, Rev. Oliver
Clark, Manlius Stimson
Cruft, William Smith
Doane, Dr. Augustus Sidney
Dwight, Dr. John
Harrington, Rev. Joseph
Hastings, John Adams
Parkman, Rev. Francis
Popkin, Rev. John Snelling
Rice, Henry Gardner
Rogers, Rev. William Matticks
Ryder, Thomas Philander
Sayles, Francis Willard
Spooner, Allen Crocker
Thaxter, Dr. Robert
Townsend, Major David S.
Wales, Thomas Beal
Waters, George Edward
Welch, John Hunt
Winship, Dr. Charles Williams
Ball, Martha Violet
Barney, Susan Hammond
Braman, Ella Frances
Bridgman, Laura Dewey
Cheney, Edna Dow
Claflin, Adelaide Avery
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders
Ford, Miriam Chase
Fuller, Hon. Granville Austin
1790 U.S. Census, Dorchester
1790 U.S. Census, Dover, now of Norfolk County
1790 U.S. Census, Foxborough, now of Norfolk County
1790 U.S. Census, Franklin, now of Norfolk County
1790 U.S. Census, Medfield, now of Norfolk County
1790 U.S. Census, Medway, now of Norfolk County
News - Marriage Intentions Published
December 31, 1919
March 8, 1920
August 12, 1921
News - Marriages:
Clark - Freeman
Drake - Vallentine
Hamlen - Sanborn
Wolff - Bowles
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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