The History Of Rehoboth Bristol County Massachusetts Classic Reprint

Author: Leonard Bliss
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1330907329
Size: 15.91 MB
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Excerpt from The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts With this introduction the following pages are now submitted to the public and should the author be found to have rescued from the past but a fragment of his country's history, he will feel himself amply compensated for labors, which none but those who have had experience in similar undertakings can fully realize. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A History Of Rehoboth Massachusetts

Author: George H. Tilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1331994519
Size: 17.22 MB
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Excerpt from A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Its History for 275 Years, 1643-1918 in Which Is Incorporated the Vital Parts of the Original History of the Town Leonard Bliss, Jr., published his "History of Rehoboth" in 1836. His special merit consisted in culling from the old town and proprietors' records and those of the Plymouth Colony the annals and documents which constitute the larger part of his book. I designed the volume, he writes, to be a collection of well authenticated facts. These were wisely edited and are the foundation facts upon which the present author and all who follow him must depend. To this gifted young writer we gladly acknowledge our obligation and avail ourselves freely of his material. But in the four-score years and more since Bliss's book was issued much new material has come to light, and many important events have occurred, including those of the Civil War. The time seems ripe for supplementing the earlier history and for bringing all subsequent events down to the present time. The new history follows with Bliss the order of time in the early part: Blackstone and Roger Williams, pioneer dwellers in the old town, opened the way for the Hingham and Weymouth Colony under Samuel Newman in 1643-4. King Philip's War is given considerable space, as it had its beginning on the borders and its ending within the limits of Rehoboth and caused great distress to the inhabitants. The war of the Revolution is more fully set forth than in the older history and much new matter is introduced. Then follows an account of the old Militia of Bristol County and the soldiers of the Civil War. The history of each of the churches is given from its organization to the present time, or to its end in case of lapse. The early history of the Newman Church is closely identified with the progress of the town, as both were under one government down to 1759. The Palmer's River Church, formed in 1721, has a long and interesting record and is given ample space. The several Baptist Churches also, of which three were of the six-principle order, have been thoroughly studied and their merits fairly written. Then follow chapters on Education, the Antiquarian Society, Agriculture, Native Trees, Cemeteries, and various miscellaneous topics of importance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Fall River Dreams

Author: Bill Reynolds
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312134916
Size: 18.58 MB
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A profile of Fall River's Durfee High School basketball team is set against the backdrop of a once-prosperous textile mill town turned poor and disheartened and follows the team's annual rekindling of community spirit. Reprint.

Soldiers In King Philip S War

Author: Bodge
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806300436
Size: 13.59 MB
Format: PDF
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This is the definitive study of the Indian war of New England known as "King Philip's War" (1675-1677), with muster and payrolls of colonial soldiers, both regular and militia, and biographical and genealogical sketches integrated throughout the narratives