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THE HALLS OF HALL’S CORNER

(Part 3 of the Bassetts and Spragues) Thomas Prince deeded the Samuel Sprague farm of 40 acres to Christopher Wadsworth, the son of Deacon John (I) Wadsworth in 1713. Christopher left this farm to his son Christopher in 1748 at … Continue reading

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THE WADSWORTHS AND HALL’S CORNER

If the Spragues owned most of the land around what was to be Hall’s Corner in 1710, the Wadsworths did them one better during the mid to late 18th century. Christopher Wadsworth, the progenitor of the Wadsworths in Duxbury, arrived … Continue reading

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THE BASSETTS, SPRAGUES AND HALL’S CORNER

If there had been a corner in 1710 where Hall’s Corner is today, it might well have been called Sprague’s Corner. At that time the Sprague family owned most of the surrounding area, probably as much as 120 acres. But, … Continue reading

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EARLY SETTLERS – JOHN WASHBURN Part 3

  As Edwin Loomis Davenport married into an acting family (the Vinings), so too did his daughter May. William Seymour and May Davenport were married in January of 1882. William’s parents were James and Eliza Seymour, performers of the highest … Continue reading

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Duxbury’s early settlers: John Washburn Part 2

After George P. (Partridge) Richardson (1875) re-acquired most of the Partridge Farm it fell to Parker C. Richardson. The waterfront portion of the property was left by Dura Wadsworth to his two sons Henry Wadsworth (surveyor) and Gamaliel Wadsworth. Gamaliel … Continue reading

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Duxbury’s early settlers: John Washburn

Pictured is the dwelling of the Rev. Ralph Partridge, George Partridge (Ralph’s brother or cousin) and the Honorable George Partridge (George’s great grandson) Currently owned by Stephen and Lisa Fitzgibbons. John Washburn, a tailor, arrived in Plymouth in 1632. He … Continue reading

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Duxbury Settlers Introduction

Articles written about the Duxbury Settlers that appeared in the Duxbury Clipper Introduction11.9.09 Prence12.9.09 Collier1.20.10 MPierce2.17.10 Cole4.28.10 Brewster6.2.10 Howland7.21.10 Palmer9.15-22.10 Browne12.8-15.10 MPiercepart2.3.2.11 Sampson6.29.7.6.11

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