Difference between revisions of "Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (a)
(updated entire page)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire County]] > Amherst''  
+
{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachustts]] > [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire County]] > Amherst''  
  
== Places / Localities ==
+
== Town Hall  ==
 +
 
 +
[http://www.amherstma.gov/ http://www.amherstma.gov/] <br>Town Hall<br> 4 Boltwood Avenue<br> Amherst, MA 01002<br> Ph: 413-259-3002<br> Email: info@amherstma.gov
 +
 
 +
== Quick History ==
 +
 
 +
Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Amherst,_1st_Baron_Amherst Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst]
 +
 
 +
==== Establishment and former town name(s) <ref name="MaTowns">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49562661 ''Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts''] (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].</ref>  ====
 +
 
 +
'''13 February 1759:''' Part of Hadley established as the district of Amherst. (Prov. Laws, Vol. IV, p. 173.)
 +
 
 +
'''23 August 1775:''' Made a town, by general act under which districts became towns.
 +
 
 +
'''Archiac name:'''
 +
 
 +
Hadley Third Precinct
 +
 
 +
'''Section/Villages within the town:''' Amherst Fields, Amherst Woods, Cushman, East Amherst, Echo Hollow, Factory Hollow, Flat Hill, Hampshire Village, Mill Valley, North Amherst, Orchard Valley, The Curragh, South Amherst
 +
 
 +
<u>'''Extinct'''</u>'''section/villages within the town:''' Amherst City, Blackbird Island, Broad Gutter, Centre Village, Clark's Mill, Crow Hill, Depot, Amherst East Parish, East Village, Fairgrounds, Irish Hill, Kelloggville, North Amherst City, Amherst North Parish, Nuttingville, The City, The Patch, Slab City, Struthersville, West Amherst, Westville
 +
 
 +
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst,_Massachusetts Wikipedia]
 +
 
 +
The earliest known document of the lands now comprising Amherst is the deed of purchase dated December 1658 between John Pynchon of Springfield and three native inhabitants, referred to as Umpanchla, Quonquont and Chickwalopp.[3] According to the deed, "ye Indians of Nolwotogg (Norwottuck) upon ye River of Quinecticott (Connecticut)" sold the entire area in exchange for "two Hundred fatham of Wampam &amp; Twenty fatham, and one large Coate at Eight fatham wch Chickwollop set of, of trusts, besides severall small giftes" [sic]. Amherst will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2009. The Amherst 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee has been established to oversee the creation and implementation of Town-wide activities throughout 2009.
 +
 
 +
==== Boundary Changes <ref name="MaTowns">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49562661 ''Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts''] (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].</ref>  ====
 +
 
 +
'''15 January 1789:''' Part of Hadley annexed.
 +
 
 +
'''28 February 1811:''' Part of Hadley annexed.
 +
 
 +
'''18 February 1812:''' Part of Hadley annexed.
 +
 
 +
'''17 February 1814:''' Part of Hadley annexed.
 +
 
 +
'''17 February 1814:''' Part of Hadley annexed
 +
 
 +
'''01 March 1815:''' Bounds between Amherst and Hadley established and parts of each town annexed to the other town.
  
 
==== Neighboring Towns  ====
 
==== Neighboring Towns  ====
Line 7: Line 45:
 
[[Pelham, Massachusetts|Pelham]] | [[Belchertown, Massachusetts|Belchertown]] | [[Granby, Massachusetts|Granby]] | [[South Hadley, Massachusetts|South Hadley]] | [[Hadley, Massachusetts|Hadley]]  
 
[[Pelham, Massachusetts|Pelham]] | [[Belchertown, Massachusetts|Belchertown]] | [[Granby, Massachusetts|Granby]] | [[South Hadley, Massachusetts|South Hadley]] | [[Hadley, Massachusetts|Hadley]]  
  
[[Sunderland, Massachusetts|Sunderland]] | [[Leverett, Massachusetts|Leverett]] | [[Shutesbury, Massachusetts|Shutesbury]] - Towns north side of Town of Amherst in Franklin County.
+
[[Sunderland, Massachusetts|Sunderland]] | [[Leverett, Massachusetts|Leverett]] | [[Shutesbury, Massachusetts|Shutesbury]] - Towns north side of Town of Amherst in Franklin County.  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 +
 +
==== Biography  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.amherstma.gov/index.asp?NID=829 Amherst Cemetery Records]
+
*[http://www.amherstma.gov/index.asp?NID=829 Town of Amherst Cemetery Records], covering North, West and South Cemeteries
 +
*[http://www.wildwood-cemetery.com/ Wildwood Cemetery]
  
==== Census ====
+
==== Church History and Records ====
  
==== Church  ====
+
Congregational
  
==== Court  ====
+
#A record of the observance of its two hundredth anniversary by the First Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts: November 4-5, 1939
 +
#Amherst, Massachusetts, its history and its people: with manual of Second Congregational Church of Amherst, its membership list from 1782-1924
  
==== Gazetteers ====
+
==== History ====
  
==== Land  ====
+
#History of Town of Amherst 1731-1896
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
:#[http://books.google.com/books?id=-dV6tdmCJCUC&dq=history+of+the+town+of+amherst&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=C-ak_rh5E7&sig=RWQAwnZ9WVU3bClcmfqqufgDOqo&hl=en&ei=_C-0Sfm8CoGStQPNnPCHAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result Google Books]
 +
:#Family History Library
  
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=-dV6tdmCJCUC&dq=history+of+the+town+of+amherst&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=C-ak_rh5E7&sig=RWQAwnZ9WVU3bClcmfqqufgDOqo&hl=en&ei=_C-0Sfm8CoGStQPNnPCHAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result History of the Town of Amherst]
+
#Essays on Amherst's history  
 +
#The handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
+
#[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:608974 USGS GNIS FID 608974]
 +
#[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Amherst,+Massachusetts Google]
 +
#[http://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/maps/bigmap,n,amherst,fid,608974.cfm Hometown Locator]
  
==== Newspapers ====
+
==== Minorities ====
  
==== Probate  ====
+
#The history of the Black population of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1728-1870
  
==== Taxation ====
+
==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
==== Societies, Libraries and Museums ====
  
== Web Sites ==
+
==== Websites ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampsh/towns/amherst/index.html Amherst GenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampsh/towns/amherst/index.html Amherst GenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=815054&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampshire%2C+Amherst&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Amherst  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=815054&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampshire%2C+Amherst&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Amherst  
 
*[http://www.massachusetts-genealogy.com/Amherst-genealogy.cfm Amherst Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.massachusetts-genealogy.com/Amherst-genealogy.cfm Amherst Genealogy]
 +
 +
== References  ==
 +
 +
<references />
 +
 +
[[Category:Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 08:02, 21 March 2009

United States > Massachustts > Hampshire County > Amherst

Town Hall

http://www.amherstma.gov/
Town Hall
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Ph: 413-259-3002
Email: info@amherstma.gov

Quick History

Named for Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

Establishment and former town name(s) [1]

13 February 1759: Part of Hadley established as the district of Amherst. (Prov. Laws, Vol. IV, p. 173.)

23 August 1775: Made a town, by general act under which districts became towns.

Archiac name:

Hadley Third Precinct

Section/Villages within the town: Amherst Fields, Amherst Woods, Cushman, East Amherst, Echo Hollow, Factory Hollow, Flat Hill, Hampshire Village, Mill Valley, North Amherst, Orchard Valley, The Curragh, South Amherst

Extinctsection/villages within the town: Amherst City, Blackbird Island, Broad Gutter, Centre Village, Clark's Mill, Crow Hill, Depot, Amherst East Parish, East Village, Fairgrounds, Irish Hill, Kelloggville, North Amherst City, Amherst North Parish, Nuttingville, The City, The Patch, Slab City, Struthersville, West Amherst, Westville

Wikipedia

The earliest known document of the lands now comprising Amherst is the deed of purchase dated December 1658 between John Pynchon of Springfield and three native inhabitants, referred to as Umpanchla, Quonquont and Chickwalopp.[3] According to the deed, "ye Indians of Nolwotogg (Norwottuck) upon ye River of Quinecticott (Connecticut)" sold the entire area in exchange for "two Hundred fatham of Wampam & Twenty fatham, and one large Coate at Eight fatham wch Chickwollop set of, of trusts, besides severall small giftes" [sic]. Amherst will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2009. The Amherst 250th Anniversary Celebration Committee has been established to oversee the creation and implementation of Town-wide activities throughout 2009.

Boundary Changes [1]

15 January 1789: Part of Hadley annexed.

28 February 1811: Part of Hadley annexed.

18 February 1812: Part of Hadley annexed.

17 February 1814: Part of Hadley annexed.

17 February 1814: Part of Hadley annexed

01 March 1815: Bounds between Amherst and Hadley established and parts of each town annexed to the other town.

Neighboring Towns

Pelham | Belchertown | Granby | South Hadley | Hadley

Sunderland | Leverett | Shutesbury - Towns north side of Town of Amherst in Franklin County.

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Congregational

  1. A record of the observance of its two hundredth anniversary by the First Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts: November 4-5, 1939
  2. Amherst, Massachusetts, its history and its people: with manual of Second Congregational Church of Amherst, its membership list from 1782-1924

History

  1. History of Town of Amherst 1731-1896
  1. Google Books
  2. Family History Library
  1. Essays on Amherst's history
  2. The handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts

Maps

  1. USGS GNIS FID 608974
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Minorities

  1. The history of the Black population of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1728-1870

Newspapers

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].