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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Hanover''' ''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hanover'''  
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Hanover. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The area of Hanover was first settled in 1649 when it was part of Scituate in Plymouth Colony. 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 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. The area was set off from Scituate and some parts from Abington in 1727.  
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The area of Hanover was first settled in 1649 when it was part of [[Scituate, Massachusetts|Scituate]] in [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]. 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 is still in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]], though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] in 1691 that became the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]]. The area was set off from [[Scituate, Massachusetts|Scituate]] and some parts from [[Abington, Massachusetts|Abington]] in 1727.  
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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), 56. [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), 56. [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 Assinippi, Curtis Crossing, Drinkwater, Hanover Center, Hanover Four Corners, Mann's Corner, North Hanover, South Hanover, West Hanover, and Winslow's Crossing.  
 
Village or section names include Assinippi, Curtis Crossing, Drinkwater, Hanover Center, Hanover Four Corners, Mann's Corner, North Hanover, South Hanover, West Hanover, and Winslow's Crossing.  
 
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
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== Town Histories  ==
 
== Town Histories  ==
  
[[Image:MA Plymouth Co Hanover map.png|right|400px|MA_Plymouth_Co_Hanover_map.png]]Works written on the town include:  
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Works written on the town include: {{MAPlyHanMap}}
  
 
*John Stetson Barry, ''A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies'' (Boston, 1853), v, 448.<br>
 
*John Stetson Barry, ''A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies'' (Boston, 1853), v, 448.<br>
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::The family sketches found in the second half of the book include the families: Adams, Ahearn, Alger, Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Appleford, Arnold, Bacon, Bagan, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Balleaster, Banister, Banks, Barker, Barrell, Barry, Barstow, Bass, Bates, Beal, Benner, Binney, Bisbee, Bishop, Blanchard, Bonney, Bourne, Bowers, Bowker, Bray, Breck, Brewster, Briggs, Brooks, Brooks, Brouthers, Brown, Bruce, Bryant, Buffum, Burbank, Burgess, Burpee, Burrell, Butler, Callaghan, Campbell, Carey, Cashman, Chaddock, Chamberlain, Chapman, Cheney, Christie, Chubbuck, Church, Churchill, Clapp, Clark, Cobbett, Cole, Collingwood, Condon, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Corbin, Corlew, Corthell, Crane, Crocker, Crook, Crosby, Cross, Cudworth, Cummings, Curtis, Cushing, Cushman, Cutler, Dagan, Dame, Damon, Darling, Davenport, Davis, Dawes, Day, Deane, Delay, Dillingham, Disbrow, Donnell, Donnelly, Donovan, Dowden, Downes, Downing, Drew, dunbar, Duncan, Dwelley, Dyer, Ednie, Eells, Elliot, Ellis, Ernest, Estes, Everett, Everson, Farnham/Farnum, Farrar, Farrell, Finney, Fish, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Flavell, Flynn, Ford, Forsythe, Foster, Freeman, French, Fuller, Gallagher, Gannett, Gardner, Gates, Gay, Gerrish, Gibson, Gilman, Gleason, Gooch, Goodrich, Gray, Green, Griffin, Grose, Gurney, Guth, Hackett, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Handy, Haney, Hansen/Hanson, Hardy, Harlow, Harnden, Harraden, Harris, Harvey, Hatch, Havens, Hayes, Hawward, Head, Henderson, Henry, Hersey, Hicks, Hill, Hinckley, Hines, Hoban, Hobill, Holbrook, Hollis, Holmes, House, Howard, Howes, Howland, Hunt, Hurley, Hussey, Inglis, Iris, Jacobs, Jewett, Johnson, Jones, Josselyn, Joyce, Kane, Keene, Keith, Kenney, Kiley, Killam, Kingman, Kirby, Knight, Lafountain, Lambert, Langdon, Lantz, Lapham, Larkum, Leavitt, Leggett, Leonard, Letourneaux, Levings, Lindsey/Lindsay, Litchfield, Little, Lovice, Lowell, Lucas, Luther, MacDonald, MacMillan, Maglathlin, Magoun, Mann, Marsh, Massey, McClary, McCloskey, McDonough, McDougal, McEnroe, McLauthlin, McLean, McNayr, Merrill, Millet, Morehardt, Morel, Morse, Mullin, Munroe, Murphy, Nash, Nelson, Nichols, Nielson, Niles, Oakman, O'Connell, Oldham, Olson, Orcutt, Overton, Packard, Paine, Plamer, Pardy, Parkinson, Paulding, Paxton, Peaslee, Percival, Perkins, Perry, Peterson, Phillips, Phinney, Pinson, Pocorny, Poole, Pope, Power, Pratt, Prentice, Priest, Prince, Prouty, Puffer, Purchase, Putnam, Ramsdell/Ramsden, Randall, Reed, Richardson, Richmond, Ridgeway, Ripley, Robbins, Robinson, Rogers, Rome, Rose, Rothmund, Russell, Ryder, Salmond, Sampson/Samson, Schofield, Scholz, Scott, Shean, Shepherd, Sherman, Sides, Simmons, Slade, Slatcher, Smith, Snell, Soper, Soule, Spaulding, Spear, Spiller, Sprague, Sproul, Standish, Stearns, Stetson, Stockbridge, Stoddard, Stone, Struthers, Studley, Sturtevant, Sutherland, Sweeney, Sylvester, Taylor, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Tilden, Tindale, Tobey, Todd, Tolman, Torrey, Totman, Tower, Tribble, Tribou, Tripp, Tubbs, Tuck, Tucker, Turner, Vail, Ventres, Vinal, Vining, Wade, Walker, Wardrobe, Warner, Waterman, White, Whiting, Whitman, Whitmarsh, Whittaker, Whyman, Wild, Wilder, Williams, Willis, Wing, Winslow, Winsor, Witt, Wolcott, Wood, Woodman, Wright, and Young.<br>
 
::The family sketches found in the second half of the book include the families: Adams, Ahearn, Alger, Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Appleford, Arnold, Bacon, Bagan, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Balleaster, Banister, Banks, Barker, Barrell, Barry, Barstow, Bass, Bates, Beal, Benner, Binney, Bisbee, Bishop, Blanchard, Bonney, Bourne, Bowers, Bowker, Bray, Breck, Brewster, Briggs, Brooks, Brooks, Brouthers, Brown, Bruce, Bryant, Buffum, Burbank, Burgess, Burpee, Burrell, Butler, Callaghan, Campbell, Carey, Cashman, Chaddock, Chamberlain, Chapman, Cheney, Christie, Chubbuck, Church, Churchill, Clapp, Clark, Cobbett, Cole, Collingwood, Condon, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Corbin, Corlew, Corthell, Crane, Crocker, Crook, Crosby, Cross, Cudworth, Cummings, Curtis, Cushing, Cushman, Cutler, Dagan, Dame, Damon, Darling, Davenport, Davis, Dawes, Day, Deane, Delay, Dillingham, Disbrow, Donnell, Donnelly, Donovan, Dowden, Downes, Downing, Drew, dunbar, Duncan, Dwelley, Dyer, Ednie, Eells, Elliot, Ellis, Ernest, Estes, Everett, Everson, Farnham/Farnum, Farrar, Farrell, Finney, Fish, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Flavell, Flynn, Ford, Forsythe, Foster, Freeman, French, Fuller, Gallagher, Gannett, Gardner, Gates, Gay, Gerrish, Gibson, Gilman, Gleason, Gooch, Goodrich, Gray, Green, Griffin, Grose, Gurney, Guth, Hackett, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Handy, Haney, Hansen/Hanson, Hardy, Harlow, Harnden, Harraden, Harris, Harvey, Hatch, Havens, Hayes, Hawward, Head, Henderson, Henry, Hersey, Hicks, Hill, Hinckley, Hines, Hoban, Hobill, Holbrook, Hollis, Holmes, House, Howard, Howes, Howland, Hunt, Hurley, Hussey, Inglis, Iris, Jacobs, Jewett, Johnson, Jones, Josselyn, Joyce, Kane, Keene, Keith, Kenney, Kiley, Killam, Kingman, Kirby, Knight, Lafountain, Lambert, Langdon, Lantz, Lapham, Larkum, Leavitt, Leggett, Leonard, Letourneaux, Levings, Lindsey/Lindsay, Litchfield, Little, Lovice, Lowell, Lucas, Luther, MacDonald, MacMillan, Maglathlin, Magoun, Mann, Marsh, Massey, McClary, McCloskey, McDonough, McDougal, McEnroe, McLauthlin, McLean, McNayr, Merrill, Millet, Morehardt, Morel, Morse, Mullin, Munroe, Murphy, Nash, Nelson, Nichols, Nielson, Niles, Oakman, O'Connell, Oldham, Olson, Orcutt, Overton, Packard, Paine, Plamer, Pardy, Parkinson, Paulding, Paxton, Peaslee, Percival, Perkins, Perry, Peterson, Phillips, Phinney, Pinson, Pocorny, Poole, Pope, Power, Pratt, Prentice, Priest, Prince, Prouty, Puffer, Purchase, Putnam, Ramsdell/Ramsden, Randall, Reed, Richardson, Richmond, Ridgeway, Ripley, Robbins, Robinson, Rogers, Rome, Rose, Rothmund, Russell, Ryder, Salmond, Sampson/Samson, Schofield, Scholz, Scott, Shean, Shepherd, Sherman, Sides, Simmons, Slade, Slatcher, Smith, Snell, Soper, Soule, Spaulding, Spear, Spiller, Sprague, Sproul, Standish, Stearns, Stetson, Stockbridge, Stoddard, Stone, Struthers, Studley, Sturtevant, Sutherland, Sweeney, Sylvester, Taylor, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Tilden, Tindale, Tobey, Todd, Tolman, Torrey, Totman, Tower, Tribble, Tribou, Tripp, Tubbs, Tuck, Tucker, Turner, Vail, Ventres, Vinal, Vining, Wade, Walker, Wardrobe, Warner, Waterman, White, Whiting, Whitman, Whitmarsh, Whittaker, Whyman, Wild, Wilder, Williams, Willis, Wing, Winslow, Winsor, Witt, Wolcott, Wood, Woodman, Wright, and Young.<br>
 
*L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,''History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass.'' (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyrecordsof00brigiala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=JTFlYbnKz44C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1820046 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|124238|item|disp=974.482/H3 K2b or film 1425526 Item 5}}.<br>
 
 
*L. Vernon Briggs, ed., ''History and Records of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, of Scituate, Mass., 1725-181, of Hanover, Mass., 1811-1903, and other itmes of historicla interest, being Volume II of the church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass.'' ([Boston], 1904), ix, 188 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=004Bgy51mSoC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2290968 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|309453|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H3 K2bL}}.<br>
 
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanover,_Massachusetts Hanover Wikipedia page].
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanover,_Massachusetts Hanover Wikipedia page].
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== 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.hanover-ma.gov/clerk.shtml Hanover Town Clerk's Office]<br>550 Hanover Street<br>Hanover MA 02339<br>Phone 781-826-2691<br>  
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*[http://www.hanover-ma.gov/clerk.shtml '''Hanover Town Clerk's Office''']<br>550 Hanover Street<br>Hanover MA 02339<br>Phone 781-826-2691<br>  
*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1712-1779, {{FHL|441475|item|disp=FHL film 423510}}.  
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*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, Hanover town and vital records, 1712-1779, {{FHL|441475|item|disp=FHL film 423510}}.<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-D58%3A1964623105%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1712-1895, on 47 fiche. 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 vital records, 1712-1895, on 47 fiche. 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 started 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>  
*''A Copy of the Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths and of Intentions of Marriage of the Town of Hanover, Mass., 1727-1857, as recorded by the several town clerks for the said town of Hanover ...'' (Rockland, Mass., 1898).<br>This volume was microfilmed by the Family History Library, {{FHL|226311|item|disp=FHL film 874289 Item 3}}.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/copyofrecordsofb00hano Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=5Vu-Xr7noRwC Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10062 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1684001 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|226311|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H3 V2h}}.
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*''A Copy of the Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths and of Intentions of Marriage of the Town of Hanover, Mass., 1727-1857, as recorded by the several town clerks for the said town of Hanover ...'' (Rockland, Mass., 1898).<br>This volume was microfilmed by the Family History Library, {{FHL|226311|item|disp=FHL film 874289 Item 3}}.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/copyofrecordsofb00hano Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=5Vu-Xr7noRwC Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10062 Ancestry] ($). In a database at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=321 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1684001 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|226311|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H3 V2h}}.
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<center>'''Online records''' </center>
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*Hanover town and vital records, 1712-1779, are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBX-D58%3A1964623105%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].
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== City Directories  ==
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Hanover was published in 1892, 1898, 1902, 1904, 1911/2, 1919 (usually under Rockland).
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The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html online].
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Other holdings:
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) has none.
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*[http://www.bpl.org/ Boston Public Library] has 1902-1916, 1919-1931 (under Rockland).
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*[https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library (Salt Lake City)] has 1892, 1898, 1902, 1904, 1911/2, 1919 (under Rockland) on {{FHL|1026210|item|disp=FHL various film records}}.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#223%7C fold3] ($) has 1892, 1898, 1904.
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*[http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library] has 1892, 1898, 1902, 1911/2, 1919 (under Rockland).
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*[http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1049411~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)] ($) has 1892, 1898, 1902, 1911/2, 1919 (under Rockland).
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Hanover. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Hanover. For location of cemeteries, see [http://plymouthcolony.net/hanover/cemeteries.html PlymouthColony website]. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br>  
  
#Assinippi Cemetery, 1789. (A)  
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:#Assinippi Cemetery, 1789. (A)  
#Darling Cemetery, 1829.  
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:#Darling Cemetery, 1829.  
#Hanover Center Cemetery, 1727. (A, B)  
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:#Hanover Center Cemetery, 1727. (A, B)  
#Hatch Family Cemetery, 18th Century. [Note: Plowed up in the 19th century.]  
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:#Hatch Family Cemetery, 18th Century. [Note: Plowed up in the 19th century.]  
#Hobart Cemetery, 1793. (A)  
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:#Hobart Cemetery, 1793. (A)  
#Union Cemetery, 1794.
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:#Union Cemetery, 1794.
  
 
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). 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> (B). L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,''History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass.'' (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp. [http://archive.org/details/historyrecordsof00brigiala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=JTFlYbnKz44C Google Books].<br>  
 
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br> (A). 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> (B). L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,''History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass.'' (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp. [http://archive.org/details/historyrecordsof00brigiala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=JTFlYbnKz44C Google Books].<br>  
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== 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.  
  
#[http://www.fcchanoverucc.org/ First Congregational Church of Hanover] [United Church of Christ], 1728, records good. [Note: See published records above under Town Histories.]  
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:#[http://www.fcchanoverucc.org/ First Congregational Church of Hanover] [United Church of Christ], 1728, records good.<br>L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,''History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass.'' (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyrecordsof00brigiala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=JTFlYbnKz44C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1820046 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|124238|item|disp=974.482/H3 K2b or film 1425526 Item 5}}.<br>
#St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church (now called [http://www.standrewshanover.org/sta/St._Andrews/Welcome.html St. Andrew's Episcopal Church]), 1780, no condition given. [Note: Church in Scituate from 1731 to 1811. See published records above under Town Histories.]  
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:#St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church (now called [http://www.standrewshanover.org/sta/St._Andrews/Welcome.html St. Andrew's Episcopal Church]), 1780, no condition given. [Note: Church in Scituate from 1731 to 1811.]<br>L. Vernon Briggs, ed., ''History and Records of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, of Scituate, Mass., 1725-181, of Hanover, Mass., 1811-1903, and other items of historical interest, being Volume II of the church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass.'' ([Boston], 1904), ix, 188 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=004Bgy51mSoC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2290968 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|309453|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H3 K2bL}}.<br>
#Baptist Church, 1806, records good.  
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:#Baptist Church, 1806, records good.  
#Methodist Episcopal Church, 1850, no condition given.  
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:#Methodist Episcopal Church, 1850, no condition given.  
#Second Congregational Church, Four Corners, 1854, records good.  
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:#Second Congregational Church, Four Corners, 1854, records good.  
#Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (now called [http://www.stmaryshanover.com/ St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church]), n.d., no condition given.  
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:#Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (now called [http://www.stmaryshanover.com/ St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church]), n.d., no condition given.  
#[http://lcchanover.com/ Lutheran Church of the Cross], 1961.  
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:#[http://lcchanover.com/ Lutheran Church of the Cross], 1961.  
#Fellowship Baptist Church, 1984.  
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:#Fellowship Baptist Church, 1984.  
#Coastal Church, n.d.  
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:#Coastal Church, n.d.  
#Living Hope Foursquare Church, n.d.
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:#Living Hope Foursquare Church, n.d.
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== Newspapers  ==
 
== Newspapers  ==
  
#''Hanover Branch and Norwell News'', 1964-1965-present.  
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:#''Hanover Branch and Norwell News'', 1964-1965-present.  
#''Hanover Mariner'', 1983-present.
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:#''Hanover Mariner'', 1983-present.
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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.hanovermass.com/library/ John Curtis Free Library]<br>534 Hanover Street<br>Hanover MA 02339<br>Phone 781-826-2972  
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[http://www.hanovermass.com/library/ '''John Curtis Free Library''']<br>534 Hanover Street<br>Hanover MA 02339<br>Phone 781-826-2972  
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Plymouth Gotoarrow.png Hanover

This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Hanover. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.

Contents

Brief History

The area of Hanover was first settled in 1649 when it was part of Scituate in Plymouth Colony. 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 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. The area was set off from Scituate and some parts from Abington in 1727.

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 Assinippi, Curtis Crossing, Drinkwater, Hanover Center, Hanover Four Corners, Mann's Corner, North Hanover, South Hanover, West Hanover, and Winslow's Crossing.

Border changes
Dates Events
14 June 1727 Established as a new town from parts of Abington and mostly from Scituate. [Prov. Laws, 2: 429]
6 Mar. 1835 Border between Hanover and Pembroke established.
15 May 1857 Border between Hanover and South Scituate (now Norwell) established.
11 Feb. 1878 Border between Hanover and South Scituate (now Norwell) established and part of each town annexed to the other town.
23 Mar. 1878 Border between Hanover and Rockland established and part of each town annexed to the other town.
23 Apr. 1885 Border between Hanover and Pembroke established.
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Town Histories

Works written on the town include:
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Town of Hanover in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


  • John Stetson Barry, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies (Boston, 1853), v, 448.
Digital versions at Internet Archive, Google Books, and on Ancestry ($).
WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.482/H3 H2b or film 1425589 Item 2.
The family sketches include the families: Bailey, Baldwin, Barrell, Barry, Barstow, Bates, Beal, Benner, Binney, Blanchard, Bonney, Bowker, Briggs, Brook, Burgess, Cary, Chaddock, Chamberlain, Chandler, Chapman, Church, Clark, Corthell, Crooker, Curtis, Cushing, Cutler, Damon, Darling, Davis, Dawes, Delano, Dill, Doten, Donnell, Dunbar, Duncan, Dwelley, Dyer, Eells, Ellis, Estes, Farnham/Farnum, Foster, Gardner, Garrett, Goodrich, Groce/Gross, Gurney, Hall, Hammond, Harding, Henderson, Hersey, Hollis, Holmes, House, Howland, Jacobs, Josselyn/Joslin, Killam, Lindsey, Litchfield, Little, Magoun, Mann, McLauthlin, Morse, Munroe, Nash, Percival, Perkins, Perry, Peterson, Phillips, Pocorny, Pool, Pratt, Prouty, Puffer, Ramsdell, Randall, Reed, Rice, Richards, Ripley, Robbins, Rogers, Rose, Russell, Salmond, Sampson/Samson, Simmons, Slason, Smith, Soper, Soule, sprague, Stetson, Stockbridge, Stoddard, Studley, Sturtevant, Sylvester, Taylor, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Torrey, Tower, Tubbs, Turner, Vinal, Vining, Wade, Wardrobe, White, Whitwell, Whiton/Whiting, Wilder, Winslow, Wolcott, Wood, Woodman, and Wright.
  • Jedediah Dwelley and John F. Simmons, History of the Town of Hanover, Massachusetts, with Family Genealogies ([Hanover, Mass.], 1910, 291, 474 pp.
Digital version at Internet Archive.
WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.482/H3 H2d or fiche 6048973 (with digital link).
The family sketches found in the second half of the book include the families: Adams, Ahearn, Alger, Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Appleford, Arnold, Bacon, Bagan, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Balleaster, Banister, Banks, Barker, Barrell, Barry, Barstow, Bass, Bates, Beal, Benner, Binney, Bisbee, Bishop, Blanchard, Bonney, Bourne, Bowers, Bowker, Bray, Breck, Brewster, Briggs, Brooks, Brooks, Brouthers, Brown, Bruce, Bryant, Buffum, Burbank, Burgess, Burpee, Burrell, Butler, Callaghan, Campbell, Carey, Cashman, Chaddock, Chamberlain, Chapman, Cheney, Christie, Chubbuck, Church, Churchill, Clapp, Clark, Cobbett, Cole, Collingwood, Condon, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Corbin, Corlew, Corthell, Crane, Crocker, Crook, Crosby, Cross, Cudworth, Cummings, Curtis, Cushing, Cushman, Cutler, Dagan, Dame, Damon, Darling, Davenport, Davis, Dawes, Day, Deane, Delay, Dillingham, Disbrow, Donnell, Donnelly, Donovan, Dowden, Downes, Downing, Drew, dunbar, Duncan, Dwelley, Dyer, Ednie, Eells, Elliot, Ellis, Ernest, Estes, Everett, Everson, Farnham/Farnum, Farrar, Farrell, Finney, Fish, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Flavell, Flynn, Ford, Forsythe, Foster, Freeman, French, Fuller, Gallagher, Gannett, Gardner, Gates, Gay, Gerrish, Gibson, Gilman, Gleason, Gooch, Goodrich, Gray, Green, Griffin, Grose, Gurney, Guth, Hackett, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Handy, Haney, Hansen/Hanson, Hardy, Harlow, Harnden, Harraden, Harris, Harvey, Hatch, Havens, Hayes, Hawward, Head, Henderson, Henry, Hersey, Hicks, Hill, Hinckley, Hines, Hoban, Hobill, Holbrook, Hollis, Holmes, House, Howard, Howes, Howland, Hunt, Hurley, Hussey, Inglis, Iris, Jacobs, Jewett, Johnson, Jones, Josselyn, Joyce, Kane, Keene, Keith, Kenney, Kiley, Killam, Kingman, Kirby, Knight, Lafountain, Lambert, Langdon, Lantz, Lapham, Larkum, Leavitt, Leggett, Leonard, Letourneaux, Levings, Lindsey/Lindsay, Litchfield, Little, Lovice, Lowell, Lucas, Luther, MacDonald, MacMillan, Maglathlin, Magoun, Mann, Marsh, Massey, McClary, McCloskey, McDonough, McDougal, McEnroe, McLauthlin, McLean, McNayr, Merrill, Millet, Morehardt, Morel, Morse, Mullin, Munroe, Murphy, Nash, Nelson, Nichols, Nielson, Niles, Oakman, O'Connell, Oldham, Olson, Orcutt, Overton, Packard, Paine, Plamer, Pardy, Parkinson, Paulding, Paxton, Peaslee, Percival, Perkins, Perry, Peterson, Phillips, Phinney, Pinson, Pocorny, Poole, Pope, Power, Pratt, Prentice, Priest, Prince, Prouty, Puffer, Purchase, Putnam, Ramsdell/Ramsden, Randall, Reed, Richardson, Richmond, Ridgeway, Ripley, Robbins, Robinson, Rogers, Rome, Rose, Rothmund, Russell, Ryder, Salmond, Sampson/Samson, Schofield, Scholz, Scott, Shean, Shepherd, Sherman, Sides, Simmons, Slade, Slatcher, Smith, Snell, Soper, Soule, Spaulding, Spear, Spiller, Sprague, Sproul, Standish, Stearns, Stetson, Stockbridge, Stoddard, Stone, Struthers, Studley, Sturtevant, Sutherland, Sweeney, Sylvester, Taylor, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Tilden, Tindale, Tobey, Todd, Tolman, Torrey, Totman, Tower, Tribble, Tribou, Tripp, Tubbs, Tuck, Tucker, Turner, Vail, Ventres, Vinal, Vining, Wade, Walker, Wardrobe, Warner, Waterman, White, Whiting, Whitman, Whitmarsh, Whittaker, Whyman, Wild, Wilder, Williams, Willis, Wing, Winslow, Winsor, Witt, Wolcott, Wood, Woodman, Wright, and Young.
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Vital Records

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

Original records
Published records
Online records
  • Hanover town and vital records, 1712-1779, are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on FamilySearch.
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City Directories

Hanover was published in 1892, 1898, 1902, 1904, 1911/2, 1919 (usually under Rockland).

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 Hanover. 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. Assinippi Cemetery, 1789. (A)
  2. Darling Cemetery, 1829.
  3. Hanover Center Cemetery, 1727. (A, B)
  4. Hatch Family Cemetery, 18th Century. [Note: Plowed up in the 19th century.]
  5. Hobart Cemetery, 1793. (A)
  6. Union Cemetery, 1794.

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 V3.
(B). L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass. (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp. Internet Archive and Google Books.

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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 of Hanover [United Church of Christ], 1728, records good.
    L. Vernon Briggs, ed.,History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1865, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894, being volume I of the Church and Cemetery Records of Hanover, Mass. (Boston, 1895), vi, 316 pp.
    Digital versions at Internet Archive and Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); 974.482/H3 K2b or film 1425526 Item 5.
  2. St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church (now called St. Andrew's Episcopal Church), 1780, no condition given. [Note: Church in Scituate from 1731 to 1811.]
    L. Vernon Briggs, ed., History and Records of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, of Scituate, Mass., 1725-181, of Hanover, Mass., 1811-1903, and other items of historical interest, being Volume II of the church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass. ([Boston], 1904), ix, 188 pp.
    Digital version at Google Books.
    WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.482/H3 K2bL.
  3. Baptist Church, 1806, records good.
  4. Methodist Episcopal Church, 1850, no condition given.
  5. Second Congregational Church, Four Corners, 1854, records good.
  6. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (now called St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church), n.d., no condition given.
  7. Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1961.
  8. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1984.
  9. Coastal Church, n.d.
  10. Living Hope Foursquare Church, n.d.
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Newspapers

  1. Hanover Branch and Norwell News, 1964-1965-present.
  2. Hanover Mariner, 1983-present.
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Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is a list of research facilities in town:

John Curtis Free Library
534 Hanover Street
Hanover MA 02339
Phone 781-826-2972

Hanover Historical Society
Box 156
Hanover MA 02339

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 56. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997

Adjacent towns: Plymouth Co: Hanson | Norwell | Pembroke | Rockland