An American Family History

Jeremiah Powers and Hannah Fiske

Quabbin/Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1749 and dissolved in 1938. It was renamed from Quabbin in 1754 .
Quabbin was also called Quaker Plain and Narragansett. Quabbin is now under the Quabbin reservoir.

Jeremiah Powers and Hannah Fiske married on July 14, 1730 in Quabin/Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Their children were all born in Greenwich. Hannah Powers White was born on April 14, 1731. Captain Jeremiah Powers, II was born on February 21, 1733. Eunice Powers Bridges was born on February 14, 1735. Captain Isaac Powers, Esquire was born on February 21, 1737. Aaron Powers was born in June, 1738. Esther Powers Gibbs was born on May 29, 1741. Elizabeth Powers Davis Griswold born 1743. Nathan Powers was born in March, 1747/48. Susannah Powers Hinds was born on April 16, 1750. Colonel Thomas Powers was born October 5, 1752. 

Hannah died in 1764.

In 1765 Jeremiah Powers, sold land to David and Abijah Powers, probably sons of David and Martha and grandsons of Walter Powers, Jr.

Many of the Powers children were still living in Greenwich at the time of the 1800 census. Aaron Powers and Isaac Powers, Esq. appeared on page 221. Jeremiah Powers, the widow Polly Powers (?), Nathan Powers, Clark Powers (Nathan’s son), Captain Abijah Powers (?), and Major Thomas Powers appeared on page 222. Joseph Hinds (Susannah’s husband) appeared on page 224. Jesse Gibbs (Esther’s husband) appeared on page 220.

Jeremiah died in 1801. Hannah and Jeremiah are buried together in Quabbin Park Cemetery.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

In 1662 Hampshire County, Massachusetts was formed from the western section of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Parts of the original county became Hampden, Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester Counties.





from Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts published by H.O. Houghton and Co., 1865

The Inhabitants of Sutton versus The Inhabitants of Dana.
A pauper whose settlement in a town was acquired in a part which was afterward incorporated into a new town, but whose home at the time of the division was in the other part, was held not to have a settlement in the new town.

Upon a case stated it appeared, that Paul Chase, a pauper, was born in that part of Greenwich which is now Dana, in 1769. His father lived, and in 1772 died, in the same part of Greenwich, having then a settlement in Greenwich. The pauper, on his father's death, went to live in what is now Greenwich, first with Jeremiah Powers, and afterwards with Isaac Powers, making his home there till 1804, except that he sometimes, during that period, made his home in other places out of the limits of Greenwich. He never resided, after the death of his father, in the part of Greenwich which is now Dana...The Court held that the pauper b l not a settlement in Dana.


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