History of Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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.

ISBN: 9780788419577