Two new sketches: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

Map detail showing Belchertown on an 1856 map of Hampshire County by [CC BY 2.0 (]

Today we’re announcing two new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. The new sketches this week focus on Justus Forward from Belchertown and Peter Train of Whately.

Reverend Justus Forward was born in 1730. He married Violet Dickenson; the couple had eleven children. He died in 1814. Peter Train was born in 1724/5 in Whately and married Sarah Cowles. They had ten children. He died in 1793.

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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