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Descendants of Davis Snow Packard of Bridgewater, Massachusetts

In the death of Davis Snow Packard, which occurred in Brockton, Mass., July 31, 1900, the city lost one of its foremost citizens as well as one of its most successful manufacturers. Mr. Packard was a native of the town of North Bridgewater, now the city of Brockton, born June 24, 1826, son of Apollos and Betsey (Packard) Packard, and a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent families of the old Bay State. (I) Samuel Packard, the founder of the family in America, was a native of England, his home being at Windham, near Hingham. In 1638 he came to this country in the ship “Diligence,” of Ipswich, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and one child. He located first at Hingham, Mass., whence he removed to West Bridgewater, where he became one of the first settlers, and where he held various public offices. He was also a tavern-keeper in 1670. His death occurred in West Bridgewater, his will being probated March 3, 1684-85. He was the father of twelve children. (II) Zaccheus Packard, second son and third child of Samuel and Elizabeth Packard, made his home in West Bridgewater, where he followed farming. There he married Sarah Howard, daughter of John Howard, who came from England and settled first at Duxbury, Mass., later becoming one of the first settlers of West Bridgewater. Zaccheus Packard died Aug. 3, 1723. He was the father of nine children, his youngest six sons all becoming early settlers of the North Parish of Bridgewater, now the city of Brockton. (III) Capt. Abiel Packard, the youngest child of Zaccheus and Sarah (Howard)...

Lowell Massachusetts Genealogy

Tracing ancestors in Lowell, Massachusetts online and for free has been greatly enhanced by the University of Massachusetts in Lowell which provided digitized version of a large quantity of the Lowell public records. Combined with the cemetery and census records available freely online, you should be able to easily trace your ancestors from the founding of Lowell in 1826 through 1940, the last year of available census records. To add color to the otherwise basic facts of your ancestors existence we provide free access to a wide range of manuscripts on the history of Lowell, it’s manufactures and residents.

Lowell Massachusetts Newspaper Archives 1837-1893

The following digitized newspapers are provided by University of Massachusetts at Lowell. They cover various newspapers published in Lowell Massachusetts during the years of 1837-1893 and under the banners of “The Lowell Courier”, “The Lowell Daily Courier”, “Lowell Daily Journal and Courier”, and the “Lowell Advertiser.” Lacking issues, mutilated and missing pages. At this time of initial microfilming, some of these files are incomplete or imperfect as indicated on the reel. If any of the material is added at a later date it will be found in its proper place, or at the end of the reel concerned, or on a supplementary reel, in that order of preference. Free Historical Newspapers 1837 The Lowell courier July 30 – December 31, 1839 The Lowell courier 1840 Lowell morning courier 1841 Lowell morning courier 1842 The Lowell courier 1843 The Lowell courier 1844 The Lowell courier January – June 28, 1845 The Lowell courier July 2 – December 1845 Lowell daily courier The Lowell advertiser 1846 1846 Lowell daily courier The Lowell advertiser 1847 1847 Lowell daily courier The Lowell advertiser 1848 January – July 1, 1848 Lowell daily courier July 3 – December 30, 1848 Lowell daily journal and courier The Lowell advertiser 1849 January 1 –June 30, 1849 Lowell daily journal and courier July 2 – December 31, 1849 Lowell daily journal and courier The Lowell advertiser 1850 January 1 –June 29, 1850 Lowell daily journal and courier July 1 – December 31, 1850 Lowell daily journal and courier The Lowell advertiser 1851 January 1 –June 30, 1851 Lowell daily journal and courier July 1 – December 31, 1851...

Lowell Massachusetts Suburban Directories 1896-1926

The following are 5 free digitized directories found online for the cities and towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford Massachusetts covering the years of 1896-1926 (incomplete), containing an alphabetical list of the inhabitants and business firms, streets, town offices, societies, churches and other miscellaneous matter. Directories can provide such information on an individual such as their employment and address during the year issued. They may also indicate whether they were renting or residing with somebody else at the time.

Lowell Massachusetts City Directories 1832-1876

The following are 29 free digitized directories found online for the city of Lowell Massachusetts covering the years of 1832-1876 (incomplete). Directories can provide such information on an individual such as their employment and address during the year issued. They may also indicate whether they were renting or residing with somebody else at the time.

Contributions of the Lowell Massachusetts Historical Society

The Lowell Historical Society of Lowell Massachusetts published 2 volumes of “contributions” to the recording of the history of Lowell Massachusetts at the turn of the century. These contributions were preceded by the contributions by the Old Residents Historical Association of Lowell, Massachusetts. Table of Contents Volume I Bunker Hill, The Battle of, and Those Who Participated Therein from the Towns from which Lowell was Formed, Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin Fiske, Rev. John, by Henry S. Perham Francis, Mrs. Sarah W., by Miss Mabel Hill Lincoln, Abraham, Centennial Anniversary of Introductory Address, Solon W. Stevens Recollections of Lincoln in Lowell in 1848, Samuel P. Hadley Recollections of the Assassination of Lincoln, William M. Clarke Reminiscences of Personal Interviews with Lincoln, Moses G. Parker Lowell High School Historical Essays, 1906 “The Lowell High School, Its History, and the History Its Boys and Girls have Made.” Presentation of Prizes, Alfred P. Sawyer First Prize Essay, Alfred M. Caddell Second Prize Essay, Harold P. Conklin 1907 “The Concord River in History and Literature.” Introduction First Prize Essay, Miss Edith C. Erskine Second Prize Essay, Miss Annie Louise Naylor 1909 “Lowell the Site for a Beautiful City.” First Prize Essay, Miss Tessie G. Curry Second Prize Essay, Miss Geneva AT. Coggins Manning, Manse, The, Mrs. Louise C. Howard Marisquelles, Col. Marie Louis Amand Ansart De, Mrs. Sara Swan Griffin Middlesex County, Ancient and Modern, Levi S. Gould With brief biographical sketches of the men who have served as county commissioners from Lowell and adjacent towns. Middlesex Village, Boyhood Reminiscences of, Samuel P. Hadley Mining Operations near Lowell, Early, Alfred P. Sawyer Old Homes...

Contributions of the Old Residents’ Historical Association, Lowell MA

The Lowell Historical Society of Lowell Massachusetts published 6 volumes of “contributions” to the recording of the history of Lowell Massachusetts at the turn of the century. These contributions were continued by the contributions by the Lowell Historical Society. Volume I A Fragment, written in 1843, by Theodore Edson Boott, Kirk, by Theodore Edson Carpet-Weaving and the Lowell Manufacturing Company, by Samuel Fay Dana, Samuel L., Memoir of, by John O. Green Early Recollections of an Old Resident, by Josiah B. French East Chelmsford (now Lowell), Families Living in, in 1802, by Z. E. Stone Green, Benjamin, Biography of, by Lewis Green Hale, Moses, Early Manufacturer of Wool, &c., in E. Chelmsford, by Alfred Gilman History of an Old Firm, by Charles Hovey Jackson, General, in Lowell, by Z. E. Stone Jackson, Patrick T., by John A. Lowell Knapp, Daniel, Autobiography of Letters (Three) of Samuel Batchelder First Census of Lowell; the Hamilton Manufacturing Company; first Manufacture of the Power-Loom Drilling Letters (Three) of Samuel Lawrence John Brown; Milton D. Whipple; the Purchase of the Outlets of the N. H. Lakes, the sources of the Merrimack Lewis, Joel, Reminiscences of, by Joshua Merrill Livingston, William, by Josiah B. French Locke, Joseph, Life and Character of, by John A. Knowles Lowell and Harvard College, by John O. Green Contains a list of alumni and graduates of Harvard University, now or formerly residing in Lowell. July 1877. Lowell and the Monadnocks, by Ephraim Brown Lowell and Newburyport, by Thomas B. Lawson Lowell, Francis Cabot, by Alfred Gilman Lowell Institution for Savings, Semi-Centennial History of, by Geo. J. Carney Lowell, Mayors of...

Yearbooks of Lowell High School, Lowell MA 1926-2008

The University of Massachusetts at Lowell digitized 35 of the Lowell High School yearbooks during the years of 1946-2008. The yearbook during this period was known as “The Spindle”. Yearbooks provide a window into student life. From sports teams to clubs, fashions to hairstyles, these volumes document the changing attitudes and culture of high school students year by year.

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