Difference between revisions of "Mattapoisett, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Modified footnote formatting)
m (Formatting changes)
Line 8: Line 8:
  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 74. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
 
The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 74. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.  
<center>'''Associated names''' </center>  
+
<center>'''Associated names''' </center>
 
Village or section names include Antassawomock, Antassawomock Neck (extinct), Aucoote, Brant Island, Cannonville, Crescent Beach, East Mattapoisett, Hammondstown, Hollywood, Mattapoisett Neck, Ned's Point, Pico Beach, Pine Island, Ram Island, Randall Town (extinct), and Tinkham Town.  
 
Village or section names include Antassawomock, Antassawomock Neck (extinct), Aucoote, Brant Island, Cannonville, Crescent Beach, East Mattapoisett, Hammondstown, Hollywood, Mattapoisett Neck, Ned's Point, Pico Beach, Pine Island, Ram Island, Randall Town (extinct), and Tinkham Town.  
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
+
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates  
+
! scope="col" width="100" | Dates  
! width="500" scope="col" | Events
+
! scope="col" width="500" | Events
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 20 May 1857  
 
| 20 May 1857  
 
| Incorporated as a town from the Second Parish of Rochester.
 
| Incorporated as a town from the Second Parish of Rochester.
 
|}
 
|}
<div style="width:147%"><center>[[Abington, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>  
+
<div style="width: 147%"><center>[[Abington, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
 
== Town Histories  ==
 
== Town Histories  ==
  
Line 25: Line 25:
  
 
*''Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Massachusetts: being a History of these Towns and also in part of Marion and a portion of Wareham'' ([Mattapoisett, Mass.], 3rd ed., 1950), 426 pp.<br>Digital versions of the 1907 edition at [http://archive.org/details/mattapoisettoldr00matt Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=frSrOFc9N_UC Google Books]<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Mattapoisett+and+Old+Rochester%2C+Massachusetts&qt=owc_search WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|232542|item|disp=FHL book 974.482 H2m (1907 ed. only)}}; {{FHL|1201436|item|disp=FHL fiche 6081392 (1907 ed. only)}}.  
 
*''Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Massachusetts: being a History of these Towns and also in part of Marion and a portion of Wareham'' ([Mattapoisett, Mass.], 3rd ed., 1950), 426 pp.<br>Digital versions of the 1907 edition at [http://archive.org/details/mattapoisettoldr00matt Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=frSrOFc9N_UC Google Books]<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Mattapoisett+and+Old+Rochester%2C+Massachusetts&qt=owc_search WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|232542|item|disp=FHL book 974.482 H2m (1907 ed. only)}}; {{FHL|1201436|item|disp=FHL fiche 6081392 (1907 ed. only)}}.  
*Charles S. Mendell Jr., ''Shipbuilders of Mattapoisett'' ([New Bedford, Mass., 1937]), [35] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11990090 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
+
*Charles S. Mendell Jr., ''Shipbuilders of Mattapoisett'' ([New Bedford, Mass., 1937]), [35] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11990090 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>
*"Complete record of the names of all the soldiers and officers ... from the town of Mattapoisett during the rebellion begun in 1861," {{FHL|767218|item|disp=FHL film 482217}}.<br>  
+
*"Complete record of the names of all the soldiers and officers ... from the town of Mattapoisett during the rebellion begun in 1861," {{FHL|767218|item|disp=FHL film 482217}}.<br>
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattapoisett,_Massachusetts Mattapoisett Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattapoisett,_Massachusetts Mattapoisett Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center>  
+
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center>
 
== Vital Records  ==
 
== Vital Records  ==
  
 
The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
 
The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
+
<center>'''Original records''' </center>
*[http://www.mattapoisett.net/pages/MattapoisettMA_Clerk/index Mattapoisett Town Clerk's Office]<br>16 Main Street<br>PO Box 89<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-4103 x2<br>  
+
*[http://www.mattapoisett.net/pages/MattapoisettMA_Clerk/index '''Mattapoisett Town Clerk's Office''']<br>16 Main Street<br>PO Box 89<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-4103 x2<br>
*There are no microfilms of the originals created by the Family History Library.<br>  
+
*There are no microfilms of the originals created by the Family History Library.<br>
*This is not part of the ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988'' on Ancestry.<br>  
+
*This is not part of the ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988'' on Ancestry.<br>
 
*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
 
*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
+
<center>'''Published records''' </center>
There is no published book of vital records.<br>  
+
There is no published book of vital records.<br>
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>  
+
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
 
== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Mattapoisett. For the location of cemeteries, see [http://plymouthcolony.net/mattapoisett/cemeteries.html PlymouthColony website]. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.  
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Mattapoisett. For the location of cemeteries, see [http://plymouthcolony.net/mattapoisett/cemeteries.html PlymouthColony website]. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.  
  
#Barlow Cemetery, 1756.  
+
:#Barlow Cemetery, 1756.  
#Cushing Cemetery, n.d. (A)  
+
:#Cushing Cemetery, n.d. (A)  
#Ellis-Bolles Family Cemetery, 1872. (A)  
+
:#Ellis-Bolles Family Cemetery, 1872. (A)  
#Fairhaven Road Cemetery, n.d. (B)  
+
:#Fairhaven Road Cemetery, n.d. (B)  
#Hammond Cemetery, 1740.  
+
:#Hammond Cemetery, 1740.  
#Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House Cemetery, 1827. (B)  
+
:#Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House Cemetery, 1827. (B)  
#Pine Island Cemetery, 19th century.  
+
:#Pine Island Cemetery, 19th century.  
#St. Anthony's Cemetery, n.d.
+
:#St. Anthony's Cemetery, n.d.
  
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). [http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html New England Historic Genealogical Society] Manuscripts Dept.<br> (B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33438396 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|741281|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V3}}<br>  
+
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br>(A). [http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html New England Historic Genealogical Society] Manuscripts Dept.<br>(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33438396 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|741281|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V3}}<br>
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>  
+
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
 
== Churches  ==
 
== Churches  ==
  
 
The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.  
 
The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.  
  
#Sippican Meeting [then Rochester Meeting, and now [http://www.mattapoisettquakers.org/ Mattapoisett Monthly Meeting]] of Friends, 1702, records condition not given [records with the Sandwich Monthly Meeting to 1793 and New Bedford Monthly Meeting after that].  
+
:#Sippican Meeting [then Rochester Meeting, and now [http://www.mattapoisettquakers.org/ Mattapoisett Monthly Meeting]] of Friends, 1702, records condition not given [records with the Sandwich Monthly Meeting to 1793 and New Bedford Monthly Meeting after that].  
#[http://www.mattcongochurch.org/ Mattapoisett Congregational Church], 1736, records good.  
+
:#[http://www.mattcongochurch.org/ Mattapoisett Congregational Church], 1736, records good.  
#Universalist Church, 1831, records good. [extinct?]  
+
:#Universalist Church, 1831, records good. [extinct?]  
#[http://stphilipsmattapoisett.org/ St. Philip's Episcopal Church], 1880s?  
+
:#[http://stphilipsmattapoisett.org/ St. Philip's Episcopal Church], 1880s?  
#[http://stanthonystrita.com/ St. Anthony's Church], n.d.
+
:#[http://stanthonystrita.com/ St. Anthony's Church], n.d.
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>  
+
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
 
== Newspapers  ==
 
== Newspapers  ==
  
 
There are no newspapers that have been published in Mattapoisett.  
 
There are no newspapers that have been published in Mattapoisett.  
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>  
+
<center>[[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts#top|Top of Page]]</center><br>
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
  
The following is list of research facilities in town:  
+
The following is a list of research facilities in town:  
  
[http://www.mattapoisettlibrary.org/mattapoisett/ Mattapoisett Free Public Library]<br>7 Barstow Street<br>PO Box 475<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-4171  
+
[http://www.mattapoisettlibrary.org/mattapoisett/ '''Mattapoisett Free Public Library''']<br>7 Barstow Street<br>PO Box 475<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-4171  
  
[http://www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org/ Mattapoisett Historical Society]<br>5 Church Street<br>PO Box 535<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-2844<br>Email [mailto:mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net]  
+
[http://www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org/ '''Mattapoisett Historical Society''']<br>5 Church Street<br>PO Box 535<br>Mattapoisett MA 02739<br>Phone 508-758-2844<br>Email [mailto:mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net]  
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
{{reflist}}  
 
{{reflist}}  
<center>'''Adjacent towns: ''' '''''Plymouth Co:''''' [[Marion, Massachusetts|Marion]] | [[Rochester, Massachusetts|Rochester]] | '''''Bristol Co:''''' [[Acushnet, Massachusetts|Acushnet]] | [[Fairhaven, Massachusetts|Fairhaven]]</center><br>  
+
<center>'''Adjacent towns: '''''<b>Plymouth Co:</b>'' [[Marion, Massachusetts|Marion]] | [[Rochester, Massachusetts|Rochester]] | '''''Bristol Co:''''' [[Acushnet, Massachusetts|Acushnet]] | [[Fairhaven, Massachusetts|Fairhaven]]</center><br>
{{Towns in Plymouth County in Massachusetts}} <!--Designed by Scott Andrew Bartley in conjunction with the Mass. Wiki Team on 21 May 2012-->  
+
{{Towns in Plymouth County in Massachusetts}} <!--Designed by Scott Andrew Bartley in conjunction with the Mass. Wiki Team on 21 May 2012-->
</div>  
+
</div>
 
[[Category:Plymouth_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Plymouth_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 21:58, 14 June 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Plymouth Gotoarrow.png Mattapoisett

Brief History

Mattapoisett is a "recently" created town in Massachusetts that was the southwesterly portion of Rochester before 1857 and was first settled about 1750. The area was first in Plymouth Colony. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the town was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The town is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mattapoisett became a town in 1857.

Historical Data

The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series[1] with additions from various sources.

Associated names

Village or section names include Antassawomock, Antassawomock Neck (extinct), Aucoote, Brant Island, Cannonville, Crescent Beach, East Mattapoisett, Hammondstown, Hollywood, Mattapoisett Neck, Ned's Point, Pico Beach, Pine Island, Ram Island, Randall Town (extinct), and Tinkham Town.

Border changes
Dates Events
20 May 1857 Incorporated as a town from the Second Parish of Rochester.
Top of Page

Town Histories

[[Image:

]]Works written on the town include:

Top of Page

Vital Records

The town's vital records are available in many locations:

Original records
  • Mattapoisett Town Clerk's Office
    16 Main Street
    PO Box 89
    Mattapoisett MA 02739
    Phone 508-758-4103 x2
  • There are no microfilms of the originals created by the Family History Library.
  • This is not part of the Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988 on Ancestry.
  • Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
Published records

There is no published book of vital records.

Top of Page

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Mattapoisett. For the location of cemeteries, see PlymouthColony website. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.

  1. Barlow Cemetery, 1756.
  2. Cushing Cemetery, n.d. (A)
  3. Ellis-Bolles Family Cemetery, 1872. (A)
  4. Fairhaven Road Cemetery, n.d. (B)
  5. Hammond Cemetery, 1740.
  6. Mattapoisett Friends Meeting House Cemetery, 1827. (B)
  7. Pine Island Cemetery, 19th century.
  8. St. Anthony's Cemetery, n.d.

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). New England Historic Genealogical Society Manuscripts Dept.
(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 V3

Top of Page

Churches

The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.

  1. Sippican Meeting [then Rochester Meeting, and now Mattapoisett Monthly Meeting] of Friends, 1702, records condition not given [records with the Sandwich Monthly Meeting to 1793 and New Bedford Monthly Meeting after that].
  2. Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 1736, records good.
  3. Universalist Church, 1831, records good. [extinct?]
  4. St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 1880s?
  5. St. Anthony's Church, n.d.
Top of Page

Newspapers

There are no newspapers that have been published in Mattapoisett.

Top of Page

Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is a list of research facilities in town:

Mattapoisett Free Public Library
7 Barstow Street
PO Box 475
Mattapoisett MA 02739
Phone 508-758-4171

Mattapoisett Historical Society
5 Church Street
PO Box 535
Mattapoisett MA 02739
Phone 508-758-2844
Email mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 74. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
Adjacent towns: Plymouth Co: Marion | Rochester | Bristol Co: Acushnet | Fairhaven