Source Information

Ancestry.com. Rehoboth Area, Bristol County, Massachusetts History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: Bliss, Leonard, Jr.. The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Comprising a History of the Present Towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Pawtucket, from Their Settlement to the Present Time; Together with Sketches of Attleborough, Cumberland, and a Part of Swansey and Barrington, to the Time That They Were Severally Separated from the Original Town. Boston, MA, USA: Otis, Broaders, 1836.

About Rehoboth Area, Bristol County, Massachusetts History

This database contains a history of the towns of Rehoboth and Seekonk (located in Bristol County, Massachusetts) and Pawtucket (located in Providence County, Rhode Island). It covers the time period from their earliest settlements to 1836 (the time of publishing). Biographical sketches of some of the residents of these towns are also included. Sketches of individuals from Attleboro, Cumberland, Swansey, and Barrington are interspersed throughout the history of Rehoboth.

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