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Charlton Public Library
40 Main St.,Charlton, MA
TEL: (508) 248-2052 FAX: (508) 248-2052
Library Director: Anne Hackett
Winter Hours:

Charlton Queries2000-2003, click here 1997-1999, click here Post a query for your surname in Charlton by submitting to the Worcester County query page, click here

Charlton on Mapquest

Mass Towns


15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

parent town - Oxford
Town Clerk - 508-248-5900

Charlton Historical Society
255 Stafford St., PO Box 252, Charlton, MA 01507 (508)248-3202


Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy

A Brief History of Charlton:
In 1750 inhabitants and land owners on the westerly part of the township of Oxford petitioned the general court to create a separate township for reasons that "part of your petitioners do not belong to any town whatsoever, and the other part of your petitioners was not in the least regarded by its inhabitants" They were first refused, but made a second attempt in 1754. In 1755 the bill entitled, "An act for setting off the inhabitants as also their estates, of the west part of Oxford into a separate district passed. Interesting facts, the highest land between the seaboard on the east and the Connecticut River on the west is found near the center of Charlton. Birthplace of William T. G. Morton MD discoverer of the use of ether as anesthesia in surgical operations was born in Charlton. the famous "Grizzley" Adams is buried in Charlton.

By Anne Hackett, Charlton Public Library Director

Timeline for the Establishment of Charlton By William O. Hultgren

Early Timeline for County Gore/Charlton By William O. Hultgren

  • Volunteers: Thank you to all our Volunteers!!!

    Source: VITAL RECORDS OF CHARLTON TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849, Worcester, Massachusetts : F.P. Rice, 1905 physical: 268 p. subject class: 974.43/C2 V2 click

    Note: Transcriptions and scanning by: The Massachusetts Vital Records Project Commonly called the "Tan Book" series, they contain the majority of the records from earliest times to about 1850. The project was founded about the year 2000 by John Slaughter. The project is funded entirely by John and the occasional donation from users of the project. At present, January, 2010, John is the only person working on the project.

    Richard J. Lundstrom I live in Oxford, Nicholas Rich line representative/Rich family Association. RICH related research for Oxford/Sutton. Heavily intermarried into Davis family (who didn't?), Moores, Learned, Barton, etc. I have the RFA line's data, and can pop into the library (5 minutes away) for Vitals, family genealogies, etc. I have hunted through local cemeteries for related families.

    Beverly Rainey Look ups in Charlton, Mass. Vital Records to 1850. Also HAMMOND Surname (from Thomas of Lavenham and Newton Mass.) WHEELOCK (from Shropshire and Medfield, Mass.) Trowbridge/Stone/Whitney/Albee/all in the Worcester County area.

    Susan L. Harnwell, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and is willing to do look ups.

    If you have more resources and would like to help others in their research for Charlton ancestors, please email me - include you full name, email address and resources available.

    FUN - TRIVIA PRONUNCIATIONS: For Worcester - Town and County [by]

    This is the incorrect way to say it. Someone from the south who doesn't know the proper pronunciation, trying to fake the accent.
    This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by most of the residents of the city and surrounding areas.
    This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used mostly by people north of the city.
    This is the correct way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by people who have lived elsewhere and either now live in Worcester, or somewhere else.
    This is the incorrect way to say it. is the pronunciation used by most of the residents of the city and surrounding areas when they're putting down the city.
    This is the incorrect way to say it. This is the pronunciation used by people from south of the Mason-Dixon line who have seen it in print. These are generally the people you hang up on when they call you, since they're telemarketers.
    This is the incorrect way to say it. This is the other popular mis-pronunciation I hear often, this one I understand a little better, it sort-of looks like it should be said this way.
    This is the incorrect way to say it. This is how the name is spelled when someone outside of the region is trying to write down your address over the phone.


Clemans (Clemmons, Clemons, Clemens, Clements) and affiliated surnames

Wheelock Family
including Daggett, Drury, Horr, Streeter, Chapin, Weld, etc.

Dexter Family

Holden Family

Rockwood Family

Harwood Family

Ryan Family

Comins Family

Gould Family

Cummings Family Info/Tracy Lewis

Kendall Family of Central MA, & Ashford, CT: Kendall Family

Stevens Family

Foskett Family

Chamberlin Family


Massachusetts Vital Records, CHARLTON 1742-1890 by Archive Publishing

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PLEASE NOTE: I am merely the host of this website and do not live even remotely close to the area. I CANNOT do lookups and have placed everything that I presently have on these pages. THANK YOU for your understanding.
If you know of any additions or corrections please let me know. Thanks
. James A. Clemans

Created November 19, 1997
Updated April 9, 2011, Special thanks to Elaine Merrell and Betty Thomas, prior website hosts for their devoted service.!!