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Local monographs

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Books:
An 
Historical Sketch of Haydenville and Williamsburg Established in Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England From the earliest times to 1861
 - Written by residents of the district, Prepared expressly for the Hampshire Gazette & Northampton Courier, Edited by Henry S. Gere

A History of Williamsburg in Massachusetts - compiled by Phyllis Baker Deming - word searchable!


Events:

1874 - Dam Failure causing the Flood of 1874
2006 - Commemoration of the Flood of 1874 (5/16/1874)
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   Spring 2006 - Williamsburg Reads: In the Shadow of the Dam

                           by Elizabeth M Sharpe followed by multiple events.
   
   Events at the Haydenville Congregational Church
   Event at the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School, Haydenville,      MA
  • The Mill River Flood - a play performed by HCCPS (Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School) Greens (Spring, 2016)
   Interview with Elizabeth M Sharpe 2011 - ​Hurricane Irene (8/28/2011) Memoirs: Objects:
People:
  • 1832 Temperance Pledge, Signers of - Signers of the 1832 Temperance Pledge - by Eric W. Weber
  • Adams, William Henry (1823-1874) - William Henry Adamsbiography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 12, 2019.
  • AlexanderHazel Louise (1886-?) - Hazel Louise Alexander - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 29, 2019.  
  • Bailey, Adelbert (1843-1932) - Adelbert Baileybiography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 24, 2019.
  • Beals, Jessie Tarbox (1870 – 1942) - Jessie Tarbox Beals - by Ralmon Jon Black (from the Pioneer Valley History Network's Women in the Valley series)
  • Bodman, Sylvester (1781-?) and Theophilus (1793-?) - Sylvester and Theophilus Bodman - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on August 18, 2019.
  • Chandler, Edgar M. (1831-?) - Edgar M. Chandler - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on August 20, 2019. See also Spencer Bartlett.
  • Colonial Voices of Williamsburg, MAColonial Voices of Williamsburg, Mass. - Hilltown Charter School
  • Dansereau, Frederick J. (1882-?) -  Frederick J. Dansereau biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 21, 2019. 
  • Dunphy, Anne T. (1890-1956) - Anne T. Dunphy - by Ralmon Jon Black
  • Everett, Edwin Henry (1928-?) - Edwin Henry Everett biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 13, 2019.
  • Graves, Eunice Belden (1815-1860) - Eunice Belden Gravesbiography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on August 19, 2019.
  • James, Helen Eliza (Field) (1837-1930)
  • Hayden, Joel III (1869–1912) - Joel Hayden IIIbiography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 30, 2019.
  • Hayden, Josiah III (1802-1877) - Josiah Hayden III - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on August 15, 2019.
  • Hillman, Dr. Roswell Smith  (1815-1896) - Dr. Roswell Smith Hillman biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on August 9, 2019.
  • Meekins, Stephen (1812-1894) - Meekins Family  (Stephen 8, Library Benefactor) - exerpted from Williamsburg, Massachusetts Families: Genealogical Outlines  by Eric W. Weber
  • Meekins, Thomas W. (1855-1935) - Thomas W. Meekins biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 13, 2019.
  • Otis, John Lord (1827-1894) - Letters From a Civil War Soldier 1861-1864 / John Lord Otis, edited and published by his great granddaughter, Charlotte Preston Otis (be patient when opening this file...it is quite large and may take ten minutes to open!) (Additional discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 14, 2019).
  • PaineDr. Elijah (1724-1814) - Dr. Elijah Paine - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on September 13, 2019.
  • Selected Individuals and Their Families - from Virtual Tour of Old Village Hill Cemetery (2013) - by Eric W. Weber
  • Spelman, Onslow Gross (1821-1905) - Onslow Gross Spelmanbiography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on September 11, 2019.
    • photo that includes Spelman (back row, far right) in 1886
    • Here's another short bio that includes some details I [Eric Weber] didn't know until just now, but which neatly skips over Spelman's role in the flood and its aftermath.
  • Thayer, Capt. Abel (1740-1814) - Thayer, Capt. Abel - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on July 31, 2019.
  • Veterans - Lives Lost in Military Service - by Dan Nye
  • Walpole, Frank (1846-1917) - Walpole, Frank - biography by Eric W. Weber. Original discussion on Williamsburg Historical Society Facebook page on September 2, 2019.

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