New sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

View of the Connecticut River and the Pioneer Valley looking East South East from Mt Sugarloaf in South Deerfield MA by Tom Walsh Tom Walsh [CC BY-SA 2.5 (]

Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  These new sketches focus on Justus Dwight from Belchertown and Obed Hawks from Deerfield.

Justus Dwight was born in 1739 and died in 1824. He married Sarah Lamb. Together the couple had eight children. Obed Hawks was born in 1750 and lived until 1816. He married Abigail Smith and they had four children.

This study project focuses on individual enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.  Sketches for this project are submitted to editor Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG by NEHGS members and other interested researchers.  If you are interested in submitting a sketch for Volume 5, please review our project home page.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these updates possible.

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