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Nov 27, 2021
Franklin County (MA) News Archive
The Franklin County Publication Archive Index

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Article Archives: Articles: Buckland (MA)

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Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 21, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Births

Born in Buckland on Sept. 13, a daughter to Edward Kenney and Cora Kenney, and grand-daughter to Mrs. Sarah Kenney.
 

Subjects: Births, Buckland (MA), Family

Posted by stew - Sat, Feb 13, 2010

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 20, 1875
Obituaries

Died in Buckland Sept. 5, an infant son of Joseph E. Frost and Lucy W. Frost, aged 6 days.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Obituaries

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 22, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 13, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls - Mr. Wesley Woodard has been appointed constable of Buckland.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Police, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Wed, Feb 11, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Born

Born in Buckland Aug. 30, a son to Joseph E. Frost and Lucy W. Frost.
 

Subjects: Births, Buckland (MA)

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Buckland

(Buckland) An old shop belonging to Horace Elmer was so filled with hay that it slid off its walls into the river on Sun.
 

Subjects: Accidents, Buckland (MA), Rivers / Lakes / Oceans

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Buckland

(Buckland) Forest Cranson and his wife earnestly and sincerely render warm thanks to their neighbors and friends for procuring them another cow in place of the one that died, also for other kindnesses shown them in her sickness. We are glad to see aged people remembered.
 

Subjects: Animals / Reptiles, Buckland (MA), Charity, Diseases, Old Age

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Buckland

(Buckland) We were in the shop of Arnold Smith a few days ago, and saw a notice printed in big letters, saying that he should not give or ask credit of any live man after Sept. 1, 1875. We were glad to see it, and hope others will imitate his example. Mr. Smith is a general jobber, builds and repairs wagons, carts, sleighs, sleds, wheelbarrows, and anything wanted; he has a blacksmith shop, cider mill and still; he must necessarily have to pay out a good deal of money, and therefore must have some paid to him. We hope he will have good success in his new start, in everything but the still.
 

Subjects: Beverages, Buckland (MA), Business Enterprises, Businesspeople, Economics, Jokes, Temperance, Transportation, Words, Work

Posted by stew - Sun, Feb 8, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, September 6, 1875
Population

The population of Franklin county, as returned by the late census, and also that of 1865, is as follows:

Ashfield, 1188, 1875; 1221, 1865
Bernardston, 991, 1875; 902, 1865
Buckland, 1921, 1875; 1922, 1865
Charlemont, 1029, 1875; 994, 1865
Coleraine, 1699, 1875; 1726, 1865
Conway, 1452, 1875; 1538, 1865
Deerfield, 3414, 1875; 3038, 1865
Erving, 749, 1875; 576, 1865
Gill, 673, 1875; 635, 1865
Greenfield, 3540, 1875; 3211, 1865
Hawley, 588, 1875; 687, 1865
Heath, 545, 1875; 642, 1865
Leverett, 821, 1875; 914, 1865
Leyden, 521, 1875; 592, 1865
Montague, 3379, 1875; 1574, 1865
Monroe, 191, 1875; 190, 1865
New Salem, 923; 1116, 1865
Northfield, 1641, 1875; 1660, 1865
Orange, 2497, 1875; 1909, 1865
Rowe, 661, 1875; 563, 1865
Shelburne, 1586, 1875; 1564, 1865
Shutesbury, 558, 1875; 768, 1865
Sunderland, 845, 1875; 861, 1865
Warwick, 733, 1875; 901, 1865
Wendell, 503, 1875; 603, 1865
Whately, 545, 1875; 1012, 1865
 

Subjects: Ashfield (MA), Bernardston (MA), Buckland (MA), Charlemont (MA), Coleraine [now Colrain] (MA), Conway (MA), Deerfield (MA), Erving (MA), Gill (MA), Greenfield (MA), Leverett (MA), Montague (MA), New Salem (MA), Northfield (MA), Orange (MA), Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Shutesbury (MA), Sunderland (MA), Vital Statistics, Warwick (MA), Wendell (MA), Whately (MA), Leyden (MA), Heath (MA), Hawley (MA)

Posted by stew - Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Died

Caswell, Anna R., age 26, wife of A.M. Caswell, and daughter of Josiah W. Griswold of Buckland, died in Springfield in Aug. [no date].
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Hampshire / Hampden Counties, Obituaries

Posted by stew - Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Died

Caswell, Flora, age 19, daughter of William B. Caswell, died in Buckland on Aug. 11.
 

Subjects: Births, Buckland (MA), Obituaries, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Buckland

Forest Cranson has lost his only cow.

[An excellent description of this man's life and family can be found at http://wc.rootsweb.a...db=cranson2&id=I0094 ].
 

Subjects: Animals / Reptiles, Buckland (MA), Obituaries, Poor, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Buckland

A beautiful daughter of William B. Caswell died Aug. 11. The funeral was attended at her father's house on Fri. aft. by a large no. of people.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Family, Mourning Customs, Obituaries, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 23, 1875
Buckland

Levi Stetson at the mill yard, has bought him a farm in Plainfield, paying $1000 for it. Joseph Packard has sold his farm to a Mrs. Haskell of Conway, price about $1000. Milton W. Thayer has advertised his farm for sale. It is situated on Deerfield River, nearly opposite Col. Leavitt's in Charlemont. It has a good deal of timber on it, and is a bargain for someone.
 

Subjects: Advertising, Buckland (MA), Conway (MA), Economics, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Plainfield (MA), Rivers / Lakes / Oceans, Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trees, Vendors and Purchasers, Women

Posted by stew - Wed, Jan 7, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 16, 1875
Buckland (upper city)



I have now in my possession a small churn which was made by my father at Abington, Plymouth County, in 1774. It was made of the best of cedar, in a workmanlike manner, and will hold some 7 or 8 quarts. As yet it shows no signs of decay, and with proper care will last for centuries yet to come. It is not valuable to me only as a memento of departed relatives. Who in Franklin County has an older churn. T.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Contests, Family, Food, History, Massachusetts, Museums, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trees, Work

Posted by stew - Fri, Jan 2, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 9, 1875
Buckland



The Town fathers have decided to put in a log abutment [also known as log cribbing] to the bridge near Andrew Butler's. Would not a stone one be better?
 

Subjects: Bridges, Buckland (MA), Government, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Trees, Work, Architecture / Construction

Posted by stew - Fri, Jan 2, 2009

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 9, 1875
Buckland

It is quite sickly now, more especially among the children. Keep the little ones from exposing themselves to the night air and bathe them daily if you would have them free of complaints.
 

Subjects: Astronomy, Buckland (MA), Children, Diseases, Quacks and Quackery, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA)

Posted by stew - Tue, Dec 30, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 9, 1875
Probate Court record

Greenfield, Aug. 3, 187 - Administration granted - on estate of Anna P. Alexander, late of Northfield, H. Alexander, Jr. of Springfield, Adm’r; Charles S. Brown, Greenfield, John J. Graves, Adm’r. de bonis non; Rufus S. Phillips, Greenfield, Sally Phillips and John P. Griswold of Greenfield, Adm’r.; Asa S. Ruddock, Buckland, Lee Baron D. Ruddock of Buckland, Adm’r.; Willard Ward, Orange; Asa A. Ward of Orange, Adm’r.

Wills proved - Martha S. Johnson, Coleraine, Morris Pierce of Coleraine, Ex’r.; Lyman Dickinson, Whately, Lyman M. Dickinson and Dennis Dickinson, Adm’rs. with will annexed; Baxter Harding, Conway, Mattie J. Harding of Conway, Ex’r.

Guardians appointed - Dennis Wilson, Coleraine, over Jennie V. Newell of Coleraine.

Accounts rendered - On estates of Philinda Bowman of Leverett, Chester Hinsdale of Monroe, Edward Jones of Leverett, Barnard Fisher of Warwick.

License granted - To sell real estate of Moses M. Huse of Leverett, Charles Pelton of Shelburne. Widow’s allowance - made in estate of Benjamin Tilton of Deerfield, $200.

Inventories filed - In estate of Hubert Morton, Shelburne, $872.78; Lyman Rice, Charlemont, $3129; Samuel R. Smith, Coleraine, $2658; Dexter Drake, Buckland, $18,051; Esther Dickinson, Deerfield, $72,271; Henry M. Fisk, Shelburne, $9858; Eli T. Green, Shelburne, $17,407.

Affidavits filed - In estate of Rebecca L. Burrows of Bernardston, George Childs of Leyden. Commissioners appointed - On insolvent estates of Charles S. Brown, Greenfield, R.A. Packard, R.W. Cook, Jonathan H. Cary, New Salem, R.D. Chase, Hiram Orcutt; Robert Richardson, Greenfield, Charles L. Lowell, F.G. Fessenden. Next Probate Court at Greenfield on the 1st Tues. of Sept.
 

Subjects: Bernardston (MA), Buckland (MA), Charlemont (MA), Children, Coleraine [now Colrain] (MA), Conway (MA), Courts, Deerfield (MA), Economics, Family, Greenfield (MA), Hampshire / Hampden Counties, Law and Lawyers, Leverett (MA), Mourning Customs, New Salem (MA), Northfield (MA), Orange (MA), Orphans and Orphanages, Sales, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Warwick (MA), Whately (MA), Widows and Widowers, Leyden (MA)

Posted by stew - Sat, Dec 20, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 2, 1875
Shelburne Falls

Newell Snow has contracted with George Pond of Greenfield, to build two new cottages on the Buckland side, to be completed in two months.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Greenfield (MA), Households, Shelburne and Shelburne Falls (MA), Work, Architecture / Construction

Posted by stew - Thu, Dec 18, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 2, 1875
Buckland taxes

Long list of names.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Economics, Government, Names

Posted by stew - Tue, Dec 16, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, August 2, 1875
A tribute to the memory of Mrs. E.D. Bement

(Read before the Sunday School in Buckland by Mrs. C.W. Thayer, and published by request). Very long article discussing her long sickness and what a good Christian she was. Poem included).
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Diseases, Education, Obituaries, Poetry, Religion, Women

Posted by stew - Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 19, 1875
Died

Ruddock, Dr. Asa A., age 77, died in Buckland June 21; Oefinger, Eva, wife of Jacob Oefinger, died at the almshouse on July 9.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Medical Personnel, Obituaries, Poor

Posted by stew - Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 19, 1875
Hawley

On Fri. July 9, a person traveling up Hawley road, in the vicinity of Mr. Mansfield, might have seen parties of 2, 3, and 5, stealing along behind bushes and fences in a very suspicious manner, each one bearing baskets or pails carefully covered. When all these groups of wayfarers had gathered under the trees above the brook they started for the house to take Mrs. Mansfield by storm. Mrs. Mansfield was born in Middleborough, Mass. July 9, 1788, so this was her 87th birthday, and her friends and neighbors had gathered to celebrate the event.

The dear old lady was taken completely by surprise. After the usual congratulations had been made and the people were comfortably seated in the parlor, Mrs. Mansfield began to relate some of her youthful experiences. She told of daring feats of horsemanship and hairbreadth escapes in dealing with fiery steeds. Mrs. Mansfield's guests then presented their birthday gifts. There were aprons, ties and bows, a dress and collar, oranges, lemons and figs, a bottle of blackberry wine, a bountiful supply of snuff, a book mark, and most noticeable of all, a large pincushion with a set of pins in the center and stars in the corners. I know not whether the maker intended the stars to have any particular significance or not, but they reminded me of the promise: "They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever".

Mrs. Mansfield has been a communicant of the church for half a century, and has led a most lovely and consistent Christian life. Towards the end of the afternoon tables were set under the trees, but a shower coming up they were removed to the spacious dining room. The tables were loaded with an abundance of choice viands that kind friends had provided. The aged couple sat at the center of the long table, under a floral arch made by their grand-daughter, Miss Essie Sears.

Just before tea was announced, Dr. Trow of Buckland and a friend of his drove up, and by their presence added to the pleasure of the occasion. Over 40 persons partook in the feast. Dr. Trow made an eloquent speech, which, I regret to say, I am unable to repeat. He called to mind the many changes that the venerable couple had witnessed in the long life that God had allotted to them, and speaking of all the friends and companions of their youth having passed away, compared their present state to that of the few solitary trees scattered over the mountain side beyond the Charlemont fair grounds, where formerly a forest had stood [and stands again]. http://www.charlemon...SCHFairgrounds.shtml W.E. Mansfield then gracefully thanked the company in his parent's behalf. One of the no. present read the following: "Lines to a dear friend on her 87th birthday"...Quizzie.
 

Subjects: Amusements, Animals / Reptiles, Astronomy, Beverages, Births, Buckland (MA), Charlemont (MA), Fairs, Family, Farmers & Farming / Flowers, Food, Furniture, Horses, Households, Liquors, Literature / Web Pages, Massachusetts, Medical Personnel, Old Age, Parties, Poetry, Religion, Rivers / Lakes / Oceans, Roads, Smoking and Tobacco

Posted by stew - Tue, Dec 9, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 19, 1875
Buckland

Speaking of antiquarian relics, we have in our possession an old arm chair, belonging formerly to our great grandmother, which must be nearly or quite 150 years old, also a pewter platter about 100 years old.
 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Family, Furniture, History, Pottery / Crockery, Women

Posted by stew - Tue, Dec 9, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 19, 1875
Buckland

A lady of this place last Mon., after doing a large washing, cut and made a pair of pants, and to finish up with went about a mile berrying.


 

Subjects: Buckland (MA), Food, Households, Women, Work, Clothing

Posted by stew - Mon, Dec 8, 2008

Gazette & Courier - Monday, July 12, 1875
Probate Court Record

Greenfield, July 6, 1875. Administration granted - on estate of Dexter Drake, late of Buckland, Almon Howes of Ashfield, Adm’r.; Anna Fisk, Shelburne, Daniel Fisk of Shelburne Adm’r.; Laura E. gleason,Charlemont, Elza R. Gleason, Adm’r.; Eli T. Greene, Shelburne, Mary E. Greene and Rawson S. Streeter of Shelburne, Adm’rs.; Walter Guilford, Conway, D.T. Vining, Adm’r. with will annexed; Mary Glazier, Leverett, Loana Huse of Leverett, Adm’r.; Sarah H. Putnam, Greenfield, W.C. Bryant, Adm’r.; Mary P. Rugg, Montague, Joseph Humphrey of Keene, N.H., Adm’r.; Samuel R. Smith, Coleraine, Joseph B. Clark of Coleraine, Adm’r.; Maria Scott of Whately, Adm’r.; Charles Smith, Deerfield, Dwight Smith, Adm’r.

Wills proved - of Esther Dickinson, late of Deerfield, Virgil M. Howard of Athol, Ex’r.; Angeline S. Farnsworth, Charlemont, Jonas K. Patch of Shelburne, Ex’r.; Charles J. Sherwood, Leverett, Adaline L. Sherwood and Charles B. Sherwood of Leverett, Ex’r.

Guardians appointed - Lydia E. Damon of Ashfield over her own minor children of Ashfield; O.F. Hale of Gill over Achsah Hayden of Gill; Frederick G. Howes of Ashfield over his own minor children.

Accounts rendered - on estates of Alice L. Aldrich of Conway; Perry Bryant’s heirs of New Salem; Ebenezer Morton of Deerfield; Elizabeth Meyers of Shelburne; Andrew Wissman of Shelburne; John N. Sweet of Shelburne; E.E. Robinson of Sunderland, Ex’rs. private account.

License granted to sell real estate - of Jason Phinney of Orange. Widows’ allowance - Made in estates of Moses M. Huse, Leverett, $108; Baron Stow, Conway, $400.

Inventories filed - In estates of Harriet M. Brown, Greenfield, $1983; Dr. David Bradford, Montague, $3231; Laurana B. Bradford, Montague, $11,219; Lucius H. Graves, Charlemont, $213; Polly C. Howes, Ashfield, $3436; Charles Pelton, Shelburne, $2702; Calvin T. Swan, Northfield, $2003; Charles J. Sherwood, Leverett, $3427; Amasa Taylor, New Salem, $4060; Caroline Williams, Deerfield, $5864.

Affidavits filed - in estates of Dr. David Bradford, Montague; Laurania [i.e. Laurana B. Bradford], Montague; Mary E. Griffin, Orange; Lyman Rice, Charlemont; Calvin T. Swan, Northfield; Amasa Taylor, New Salem.

Estate of E.E. Robinson, late of Sunderland, rendered insolvent - L. Merriam, G.D. Williams, L.W. Fairchild, commissioners.

Levi N. Chamberlin of Orange adopted Mary Moore - name changed to Bertha Augusta Chamberlin. Noah Rankin of Erving was removed as Administrator of the estate of Susan Gould, late of Erving. Commissioner’s report in estate of Stephen Shepardson filed June 11th. Next Probate Court at Greenfield on the first Tues. of August.
 

Subjects: Ashfield (MA), Athol (MA), Buckland (MA), Charlemont (MA), Children, Coleraine [now Colrain] (MA), Conway (MA), Courts, Deerfield (MA), Economics, Erving (MA), Gill (MA), Greenfield (MA), Law and Lawyers, Leverett (MA), Medical Personnel, Montague (MA), Mourning Customs, Names, New Hampshire, New Salem (MA), Northfield (MA), Orange (MA), Orphans and Orphanages, Sales


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