History of Pelham, Massachusetts from 1738 to 1898, including the early History of Prescott; by C.O. Parmenter; 626 pp; paper; 5.5x8.5; index; Published: 1898, 2001; Reprinted: 2011; ISBN: 0788418459; Item # HBP1845
History of Pelham, Massachusetts from 1738 to 1898, including the early History of Prescott by C.O. Parmenter. This work is profusely illustrated and written in an elegant prose style that makes it a joy to read. Early settlement; the establishment of schools; the effects on Pelham of the French and Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War, the Rebellion of 1861-5 and Shays Rebellion; a sketch of Capt. Daniel Shays; church history, notable men and much more are discussed. Chapters include: Settlement of Pelham; Proprietors’ Records, 1738 to 1743; The Communion Token; Incorporation of the Town of Pelham—Town Meeting Records, 1743 to 1897; Schools from 1744 to 1897; Mills, Manufacturies, Etc.; Religious Societies; Rev. Robert Abercrombie and the Church at Pelham; Stephen Burroughs, the Supplier; Pelham in the Wars; The Shays Rebellion of 1786-87; Captain Daniel Shays; Settlement of Salem, N.Y., by Pelham People in 1764; Professional and Business Men, Natives of Pelham; John Savage and John Stinson; Concerning the Women of Pelham; Mount Lincoln; Old Burial Places; Taverns and Landlords; Old Advertisements, Etc.; Stories—Pleasant and Otherwise; Sketch of Henry Pelham, 1696–1754; Representatives to the General Court; and Town Officers. A remarkable amount of names of early residents can be found among the lists of businessmen, farmers, innkeepers, laborers, soldiers and town officers. A biographical sketch of Henry Pelham rounds out this exhaustive work.