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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Abington'''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide|Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Abington'''  
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Abington. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are detailed guides for the towns set off from Abington: [[Hanover, Massachusetts|Hanover]], [[Rockland, Massachusetts|Rockland]], and South Abington (now [[Whitman, Massachusetts|Whitman]]).
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The first land grant in this area was to Nathaniel Souther, Secretary of the Plymouth Colony, in 1654. The first settler was Andrew Ford in 1668. This area was part of Bridgewater at that time and set off as its own town in 1712. Abington was in Plymouth Colony. The town 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|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  
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The first land grant in this area was to Nathaniel Souther, Secretary of the [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]], in 1654. The first settler was Andrew Ford in 1668. This area was part of [[Bridgewater, Massachusetts|Bridgewater]] at that time and set off as its own town in 1712. The area was placed in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]] when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the [[Dominion of New England|Dominion of New England]] from 1686 to 1689. The area was in limbo until the "Colony" was merged with [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] in 1691 that became the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]].  
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== Historical Data  ==
  
== Historical Data<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 11. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> ==
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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), 11. [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>  
 
Abington at one time was called Manamooskeagin.  
 
Abington at one time was called Manamooskeagin.  
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| 14 June 1727  
 
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| Part included in the new town of Hanover.
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| Part included in the new town of [[Hanover, Massachusetts|Hanover]].
 
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| 31 Mar. 1847  
 
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| 9 Mar. 1874  
 
| 9 Mar. 1874  
| Third or East Parish set off as new town of Rockland.
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| Third or East Parish set off as new town of [[Rockland, Massachusetts|Rockland]].
 
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| 4 Mar. 1875  
 
| 4 Mar. 1875  
| Second or South Parish set off with part of East Bridgewater as new town of South Abington [now Whitman].
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| Second or South Parish set off with part of East Bridgewater as new town of South Abington [now [[Whitman, Massachusetts|Whitman]]].
 
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<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  ==
  
[[Image:{{MAPlyAbiMap}}]]Works written on the town include:  
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Works written on the town include: {{MAPlyAbiMap}}
  
 
*Benjamin Hobart, ''History of the Town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement'' (Boston, 1866), 453 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyoftownofa00hoba Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=EF9AAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16885 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1515424 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|262595|item|disp=FHL film 1033649}}.
 
*Benjamin Hobart, ''History of the Town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement'' (Boston, 1866), 453 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyoftownofa00hoba Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=EF9AAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16885 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1515424 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|262595|item|disp=FHL film 1033649}}.
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::The appendix of this book covers over hundred pages devoted to the genealogy of town families.. It includes the families: Beal, Blake, Blanchard, Brown, Cobb, Cooke, Corthell, Dunbar, Dunham, Dyer, Ford, Gurney, Hobart, Howe, Howland, Hunt, Jacobs, Jenkins, King, Lane, Nash, Noyes, Payn (i.e. Paine), Pool, Pratt, Reed, Stetson, Studley, Thaxter, Torrey, Walker, Wheeler, and Whitman.
 
::The appendix of this book covers over hundred pages devoted to the genealogy of town families.. It includes the families: Beal, Blake, Blanchard, Brown, Cobb, Cooke, Corthell, Dunbar, Dunham, Dyer, Ford, Gurney, Hobart, Howe, Howland, Hunt, Jacobs, Jenkins, King, Lane, Nash, Noyes, Payn (i.e. Paine), Pool, Pratt, Reed, Stetson, Studley, Thaxter, Torrey, Walker, Wheeler, and Whitman.
  
*"History and Description of Abington, Mass., Aug. 1816" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 2nd Series, 7 [1818]: 114-124.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/741827093 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].  
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*"History and Description of Abington, Mass., Aug. 1816" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 2nd Series, 7 [1818]: 114-124.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=FQkQAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA114 Google books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/741827093 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].  
 
*Aaron Hobart, ''An Historical Sketch of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1839), 176 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/anhistoricalske00hobagoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DMwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6702615 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|820241|item|disp=FHL fiche 6078737}}.  
 
*Aaron Hobart, ''An Historical Sketch of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1839), 176 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/anhistoricalske00hobagoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DMwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6702615 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|820241|item|disp=FHL fiche 6078737}}.  
*Charles A. Snow, ''A Historical Discourse given on the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Baptist Church, South Abington, Mass., November 6, 1872'' (South Abington, Mass., 1873), 32 pp.<br>A digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DcwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].  
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*Charles A. Snow, ''A Historical Discourse given on the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Baptist Church, South Abington, Mass., November 6, 1872'' (South Abington, Mass., 1873), 32 pp.<br>A digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicaldiscou00snow Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DcwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].  
 
*William Lincoln Palmer, "Diary of Sergeant John Burrell, 1759-1760" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 59 [1905]: 352-354.  
 
*William Lincoln Palmer, "Diary of Sergeant John Burrell, 1759-1760" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 59 [1905]: 352-354.  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington,_Massachusetts Abington Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br>
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington,_Massachusetts Abington Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br>
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<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
*[http://abington.depina.net/ '''Abington Town Clerk's Office''']<br>500 Gliniewicz Way<br>Abington MA 02351<br>Phone 781-982-2112<br>  
 
*[http://abington.depina.net/ '''Abington Town Clerk's Office''']<br>500 Gliniewicz Way<br>Abington MA 02351<br>Phone 781-982-2112<br>  
*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1712-1860, {{FHL|390605|item|disp=FHL films 904376–904378, 770907}}; 1850-1905, {{FHL|737654|item|disp=FHL films 2111177–2111178}}.  
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*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, Abington vital records, 1712-1860, {{FHL|390605|item|disp=FHL films 904376–904378, 770907}}; 1850-1905, {{FHL|737654|item|disp=FHL films 2111177–2111178}}.<br>These records are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBX-DPL%3A1604195319%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering town records that included vital records and a few other town records, 1712-1892, on 79 fiche. Soon to be part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering town records that included vital records and a few other town records, 1712-1892, on 79 fiche. Soon to be part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
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*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ '''Massachusetts Archives''']<br>220 Morrissey Blvd.<br>Boston MA 02125<br>Phone 617-727-2816<br>Email [mailto:archives@sec.state.ma.us archives@sec.state.ma.us]<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/archrs/hrsidx.htm Hours and Directions]<br> See the [[Massachusetts Vital Records|online guide]] for more information.
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
 
*''Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1912), 2 v.<br>These volumes were microfilmed by the Family History Library ({{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL film 873756 Items 1-2}}).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/vitalrecordsofab00abin Internet Archive], Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ziy7CGKXzVsC vol. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=is4UAAAAYAAJ vol. 2]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10000 Ancestry] ($).<br>Database version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=190&Co=191&Rg=218&Ci=Abington American Ancestors] ($)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1044201 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/A1 V2v}}.
 
*''Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1912), 2 v.<br>These volumes were microfilmed by the Family History Library ({{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL film 873756 Items 1-2}}).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/vitalrecordsofab00abin Internet Archive], Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ziy7CGKXzVsC vol. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=is4UAAAAYAAJ vol. 2]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10000 Ancestry] ($).<br>Database version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=344&Da=190&Co=191&Rg=218&Ci=Abington American Ancestors] ($)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1044201 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/A1 V2v}}.
  
::This includes, in part, church records from the First Church (C.R.1), Second Church of Christ (C.R.2), Third Church of Christ (C.R.3), Fourth Congregational Church (C.R.4), and First Baptist Church of Christ (C.R.5). Deaths are included from Mt. Vernon Cem. (G.R.1), Maplewood Cem. (G.R.2), Abiah Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.3), Samuel Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.4), Old Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.5), Lane Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.6), Wilkes Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.7), Beal Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.8), Mount Pleasant Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.9), High Street Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.10), Small Pox Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.11), Mount Zion Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.12), Colebrook Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R. 13), Old Cem. [on Washington St.] (G.R. 14), Beech Hill Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R. 15), Old Cem. [between Abington and North Abington] (G.R. 16), West Abington Cem. (G.R. 17), Cobb Family Burying Ground [West Abington] (G.R. 18), and The Plain Cem. [West Abington] (G.R. 19).<br>
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::This includes, in part, church records from the First Church (C.R.1), Second Church of Christ (C.R.2), Third Church of Christ (C.R.3), Fourth Congregational Church (C.R.4), and First Baptist Church of Christ (C.R.5). Deaths are included from Mt. Vernon Cem. (G.R.1), Maplewood Cem. (G.R.2), Abiah Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.3), Samuel Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.4), Old Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.5), Lane Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.6), Wilkes Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.7), Beal Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.8), Mount Pleasant Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.9), High Street Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.10), Small Pox Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.11), Mount Zion Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.12), Colebrook Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R. 13), Old Cem. [on Washington St.] (G.R. 14), Beech Hill Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R. 15), Old Cem. [between Abington and North Abington] (G.R. 16), West Abington Cem. (G.R. 17), Cobb Family Burying Ground [West Abington] (G.R. 18), and The Plain Cem. [West Abington] (G.R. 19).
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<center>'''Online records''' </center>  
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Abington vital records, 1712-1860 and 1850-1905 are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBX-DPL%3A1604195319%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].
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== City Directories  ==
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Abington was published in 1869-1870, 1872-1874/5, 1884-1885, 1889, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1904-1905, 1907, 1909, 1911/2, 1916, 1922-1923, 1926/7, 1927/8, 1930/1.
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The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html online].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) has 1884, 1889, 1892.
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*[http://www.bpl.org/ Boston Public Library] has none.
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*[https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library (Salt Lake City)] has 1900, 1902, 1904, 1907, 1909, 1911/2, 1916, 1919, 1922, 1927/8, 1930/1 (with Rockland) on {{FHL|1026210|item|disp=FHL various film records}}.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#223%7C fold3] ($) has 1904.
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*[http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library] has 1869, 1870, 1872-1874/5, 1885, 1889, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1909, 1916, 1922/3, 1926/7, 1930/1.
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*[http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/dabington+mass/dabington+mass/1%2C9%2C43%2CB/exact&FF=dabington+mass+directories&1%2C4%2C New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)] ($) has 1884, 1889, 1892, 1900, 1904, 1909, 1916, 1922, 1927/8, 1930/1.
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
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:#Assembly of God Brazilian Church, n.d.  
 
:#Assembly of God Brazilian Church, n.d.  
 
:#Flame of the Covenant, n.d.  
 
:#Flame of the Covenant, n.d.  
:#Joy in Life Luthern Church, n.d.  
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:#Joy in Life Lutheran Church, n.d.  
 
:#Life Giving Church, n.d.  
 
:#Life Giving Church, n.d.  
 
:#South Shore Community Church, n.d.
 
:#South Shore Community Church, n.d.
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== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
  
The following is list of research facilities in town:  
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The following is a list of research facilities in town:  
  
 
[http://www.abingtonma.gov/pages/AbingtonMA_Bcomm/Historical/index '''Abington Historical Commission''']<br>500 Gliniewicz Way<br>Abington MA 02351<br>Phone 781-982-0059  
 
[http://www.abingtonma.gov/pages/AbingtonMA_Bcomm/Historical/index '''Abington Historical Commission''']<br>500 Gliniewicz Way<br>Abington MA 02351<br>Phone 781-982-0059  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Plymouth Gotoarrow.png Abington

This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Abington. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries. There are detailed guides for the towns set off from Abington: Hanover, Rockland, and South Abington (now Whitman).

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Brief History

The first land grant in this area was to Nathaniel Souther, Secretary of the Plymouth Colony, in 1654. The first settler was Andrew Ford in 1668. This area was part of Bridgewater at that time and set off as its own town in 1712. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The area was in limbo until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Historical Data

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

Associated names

Abington at one time was called Manamooskeagin.

Village or section names include Center Abington, Musterfield, North Abington, Thicket, and West Abington.

Border changes
Dates Events
10 June 1712 Abington established from part of Bridgewater and adjoining land [Acts and Resolves - Mass. Bay, 21: 605].
14 June 1727 Part included in the new town of Hanover.
31 Mar. 1847 Border between Abington and Weymouth established.
21 Mar. 1861 Border between Abington and Randolph established.
Border between Abington and Hingham established.
9 Mar. 1874 Third or East Parish set off as new town of Rockland.
4 Mar. 1875 Second or South Parish set off with part of East Bridgewater as new town of South Abington [now Whitman].
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Town Histories

Works written on the town include:
Barnstable CountyBristol CountyPlymouth CountyNorfolk CountySuffolk CountyFalmouthMashpeeSandwichBourneFairhavenAchushnetNew BedfordDartmouthWestportFall RiverFreetownBerkleyTauntonRaynhamEastonStoughtonAvonHolbrookCantonRandolphWeymouthCohassetBraintreeQuincyMiltonBostonHullHinghamScituateNorwellRocklandAbingtonBrocktonWest BridgewaterWhitmanHanoverMarshfieldDuxburyPembrokeHansonEast BridgewaterBridgewaterHalifaxPlymptonKingstonPlymouthCarverMiddleboroughLakevilleRochesterWarehamMarionMattapoisett
Town of Abington in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


The appendix of this book covers over hundred pages devoted to the genealogy of town families.. It includes the families: Beal, Blake, Blanchard, Brown, Cobb, Cooke, Corthell, Dunbar, Dunham, Dyer, Ford, Gurney, Hobart, Howe, Howland, Hunt, Jacobs, Jenkins, King, Lane, Nash, Noyes, Payn (i.e. Paine), Pool, Pratt, Reed, Stetson, Studley, Thaxter, Torrey, Walker, Wheeler, and Whitman.
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Vital Records

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

Original records
Published records
This includes, in part, church records from the First Church (C.R.1), Second Church of Christ (C.R.2), Third Church of Christ (C.R.3), Fourth Congregational Church (C.R.4), and First Baptist Church of Christ (C.R.5). Deaths are included from Mt. Vernon Cem. (G.R.1), Maplewood Cem. (G.R.2), Abiah Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.3), Samuel Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.4), Old Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.5), Lane Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.6), Wilkes Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.7), Beal Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.8), Mount Pleasant Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.9), High Street Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.10), Small Pox Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.11), Mount Zion Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.12), Colebrook Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R. 13), Old Cem. [on Washington St.] (G.R. 14), Beech Hill Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R. 15), Old Cem. [between Abington and North Abington] (G.R. 16), West Abington Cem. (G.R. 17), Cobb Family Burying Ground [West Abington] (G.R. 18), and The Plain Cem. [West Abington] (G.R. 19).
Online records

Abington vital records, 1712-1860 and 1850-1905 are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on FamilySearch.

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City Directories

Abington was published in 1869-1870, 1872-1874/5, 1884-1885, 1889, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1904-1905, 1907, 1909, 1911/2, 1916, 1922-1923, 1926/7, 1927/8, 1930/1.

The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide online.

Other holdings:

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Cemeteries

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

  1. Adams Street Burying Ground [called Old Cem. in VRs], n.d. (A)
  2. Bicknell Family Tomb, n.d.
  3. Cobb Family Burying Ground. (A)
  4. Cushing Family Tomb.
  5. Gould Family Burial Ground or Indian Cemetery, 1798.
  6. Hillside Cemetery, 18th Century.
  7. Hunt Family Tomb, n.d.
  8. Island Grove Cemetery or Centre Cemetery or French's Burying Ground, n.d.
  9. Mount Vernon Cemetery, 1732. (A)
  10. Old Church Burying Ground. (A)
  11. Plain Cemetery, n.d. (A)
  12. Richards Family Burial Ground.
  13. Torrey Family Burying Ground.
  14. West Abington Cemetery, n.d. (A)

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A) Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, 1912). [See links above for various versions of this source.]

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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. First Congregational Church, 1712, records good.
  2. New Jerusalem Society, 1835, records good.
  3. Fourth Congregational Church, North Abington, 1839, records good.
  4. First Universal Church, 1863, records good.
  5. St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, 1864, older records to 1900/1920 at Archdiocese of Boston Archives.
  6. Second Advent Church, n.d., church extinct by 1889, record location unknown.
  7. First Baptist Church of Abington, 1886.
  8. Assembly of God Brazilian Church, n.d.
  9. Flame of the Covenant, n.d.
  10. Joy in Life Lutheran Church, n.d.
  11. Life Giving Church, n.d.
  12. South Shore Community Church, n.d.
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Newspapers

  1. Weekly News, 1878-1879.
  2. Abington Advertiser, 1962-1965, 1993-present.
  3. Abington Mariner, 1990-present.
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Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is a list of research facilities in town:

Abington Historical Commission
500 Gliniewicz Way
Abington MA 02351
Phone 781-982-0059

Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington MA 02351
Phone 781-982-2139

Dyer Memorial Library
28 Centre Ave.
PO Box 2245
Abington MA 02351
Phone 781-878-8480
Email info@dyerlibrary.org

Thanks to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants for their contributions to this page

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 11. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
Adjacent towns: Plymouth Co: Brockton | Rockland | Whitman | Norfolk Co: Holbrook | Weymouth


 

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