History of Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Charles J. Taylor
Extraordinarily detailed, this history begins with the patent of Westenhook in 1705 and includes the derivation of regional names; the upper and lower Housatonic Townships, 1722-1733; the Indian Mission, Indian Reservation and Indian claims; early settlers and their locations; alarms of the French and Indian Wars; town organization; religious dissensions; the Revolutionary period; incidents of the Shays Rebellion; muster rolls of soldiers from the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, and Civil War; and much more. A wealth of biographical information! The appendix contains a transcription of the Indian 1724 land deed. A fold-out map of the area is included.