Worcester Co. USGENWEB
Charlton Public Library
40 Main St.,Charlton, MA
TEL: (508) 248-2052 FAX: (508) 248-2052
Library Director: Anne Hackett
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
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!!!
VITAL RECORDS OF CHARLTON
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
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 worcestermass.com]
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.
Harnwell, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and is willing to do look ups.
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.
CHARLTON SURNAME WEBSITES
Clemans (Clemmons, Clemons, Clemens,
Clements) and affiliated surnames
including Daggett, Drury, Horr, Streeter, Chapin, Weld, etc.
Cummings Family Info/Tracy Lewis
Kendall Family of Central MA, & Ashford, CT: Kendall Family
OTHER RESEARCH/TOOLS LINKS:
Massachusetts Vital Records, CHARLTON 1742-1890 by Archive Publishing