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http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/hingham/Hingham1893.html
This is part of a free Books Online Effort - http://genweb.net/~blackwell/books.html
This webpage is an introduction and link to most of the 3 volume, (4 books) of the
History Of Hingham
published by the the town of Hingham in 1893.
Table of Contents of G4 TIFF page images below ->  this includes some GIF versions of the page images.



History of Hingham, Massachusetts - 1893
TABLE OF CONTENTS - volume I -

VOLUME: I.-PART I.
THE GEOLOGY OF HINGHAM . . . Thomas T. Bouvi 
MINERALOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 
NOTES ON ANIMAL LIFE  . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 79 
THE BOTANY OF HINGHAM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 
TREES AND SHRUBS OF HINGHAM . Edward T. Bouvi . 139 
ANCIENT LANDMARKS (144KB). . .  "        "  . . 157 
EARLY SETTLERS .  ( 26KB). . . John D. Long . . 201 
MILITARY HISTORY  (198KB). . Walter L. Bomui  . 209
continued (70K) pages 301-325 -(135k) pages 326-374
         Thanks to Lisa Whiting for editing the 
         Military, and much of Volume I part II.
OCR and editing are in progress for Vol.I part I
===================================================
Hingham Genealogies Volume 2 and Volume 3
Names Index - work in progress
Place Index   Miscellanious Index
VOLUME: I.-PART II.

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY  . . . Frances H. Lincoln         1
EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . Frances H. Lincoln   . .  83
MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE   . George Lincoln . . . . . 155
AGRICULTURE   . . . . . . . . Edmund Hersey  . . . . . 181
PUBLICATIONS  . . . . . . . . Fearing Barr . . . . . . 193
PUBLIC CONVEYANCES  . . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 241
FIRE DEPARTMENT . . . . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 257
WATER WORKS   . . . . . . . . Charles W. S. Seymour. . 261
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS . . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 271
LODGES AND SOCIETIES  . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 289
NATIVE AND RESIDENT PHYSICIANS George Lincoln  . . . . 307
NATIVE AND RESIDENT LAWYERS . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 327
NATIVE MINISTERS  . . . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 341
BURIAL GROUNDS  . . . . . . . George Lincoln . . . . . 355
MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS . . . . Francis H. Lincoln . . . 379
INDEX (of Hingham History) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
 
We are slowly coordinating the merger of this effort with CJ's Hingham, Mass. USGenWeb effort at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mahingha/surnames.html
VOLUME: II Genealogical 

A,B,C,D,E,F,H,L  
TBD - hi3gena.txt, hi3genb.txt, hi3genc.txt, hi3gencushing.txt, hi3gend.txt, hi3genef.txt, hi3genh.txt, hi3genh2.txt, hi3genjk,txt, hi3genl.txt 


VOLUME: III Genealogical 
L,M,N,O,P,S,T,...W,Y.  
TBD hi4genl.txt, hi4genm.txt, hi4genopr.txt, hi4gens.txt, hi4genst.txt
Towerb, Smithb 

HTML editing by Lisa Whiting - U, V, W, Y 

U, V - Vogle, Vickery, Vining, Vinton, Underwood. from hi4gentuv.txt 

W ( from  hi4genwxyz.txt ) Wall, Wakefield, Wakely, Wade
Wallace, Walton, Ward, Ware, Warren, Waterman, Waters, Webb, Welch, West, Wheaton, Wheelwright, Whitcomb, White, Whitman, Whitmarsh, Whitney, Whiton, Wilcutt, Wilde, Wilder, Williams, Wilson, Willard, Winchester, Wing, Winslow, Winter, Wolfe, Woodcock, Woods, Woodward, Worrick, Wright
Y 
Young 

Supplemental Section (one big file 82K - supps.txt) - supps directory of small files 
Index of Hingham Genealogies.

When these sections are OCRed they will be linked in, editing will be a work in progress.



This book  is for free non-commercial use on the Internet.
This book was scanned in on a Visionshape 1251 automatic feed scanner by David Blackwell and
Webspace at http://genweb.net is provided by Randy Haight who operates http://genweb.net
Webspace at http://www.whipple.dyn.ml.org is provided by Weldon Whipple of http://www.whipple.org

Please do support the Hingham Historical Society.
and OPENSPACE preservation in New England



Other online books like this one are -
History of Attleboro Massachusetts by John Daggett, published in 1894, 788 pages
http://www.whipple.dyn.ml.org/~books/attleboro/attleboro.html - (NOTE this site is a slow 33KB/sec modem, connected 7:30AM-10PM Mountain Time)
The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island, by William A. Mowry, published 1878
http://www.whipple.dyn.ml.org/~books/mowry/mowry.html  - (NOTE this site is a slow 33KB/sec modem, connected 7:30AM-10PM Mountain Time)

Narragansett Historical Register Volume 6, edited by James N. Arnold published 1888, 404 pages.
http://members.xoom.com/daveblql/nhr6.html
Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family, published in 1869 by Rev. Israel Wilkinson
http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/stanford/228/wilk1869.html
Clarke - King (Marbury - Hutchinson) Ancestry published in 1917 - (fully OCRed, no TIFF images)
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/blql/cka1917.htm

Groveland History, An Outline,  by Sarah Dewhirst Parker published 1950, 90 pages, (fully OCRed, no TIFF images)
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/groveland1950/groveland1950.html (189KB text  + 1MB pictures)

and others at http://genweb.net/~blackwell/books.html
These URLs are likely to change later this year or next year.


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search for IrfanView32 and download

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I hope that people will volunteeer to type or OCR  this book into HTML, RTF,  or text format so the text can be placed online and be searchable. I give  the  NEHGS, LDS, LOC, IIGS, Massachusetts or Rhode Island Historical Society, RIGS, and other appropriate non profit history and genealogy societies the non exclusive right to use these images and and volunteered transcriptions.
The people who scan and transcribe these images retain any  "for profit" commercial rights.
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(My very limited time will be better spent scanning in other books I have.)

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72 Center St. Groveland, Mass. 01834
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Table of Contents
 
 G4 TIFF image file links, etc.
History of Hingham Volume 1 Part 1 (Book 1) (see Table of Contents above)
(file names indicate pages number)
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/hingham/tif/
History of Hingham Volume 1 Part 2 (Book 2) (see Table of Contents above)
(file names indicate pages number)
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/hingham/h2tif/
History of Hingham Volume 2  (Book 3) Hingham Genealogies - Abbott thru Stephen Lincoln 
(file names do NOT indicate pages number)
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/hingham/h3tif/
History of Hingham Volume 3  (Book 4) TBD (To Be Done) Hingham Genealogies - Thomas Lincoln thru Young
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/hingham/h4tif/
Miscellanious Index 415 - 429
h1234tif.html


ILLUSTRATIONS  - volume I - History of Hingham (Editing in progress)
We need someone to scan in the pictures and maps from the original book.
My copy of the book is a xerographic copy and the pictures are no good.
 

VOLUME I. - PART I.
               PA..

PORTRAIT OF THOMAS T. Bouvi . . . . . . . . . . 24
UNION STREET DIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
BEACH STREET DIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
From a drawing by EDWARD T. Bouvi.
DOUBLE DIKE, ROCKY NECK . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
From a drawing by EDWARD T. Bouvi.
POT HOLES, COHASSET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
POT HOLES, COHASSET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
KAMES NEAR GREAT HILL  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
BOWLDER, CORB's BANK  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
From a drawing by EDWARD T. Bouvi.
BOWLDER, DERBY STREET . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
From a photograph by GEORGE E. SIDERS.
MAIN STREET, HINGHAM . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
From a photograph by FRANCIS H. LINCOLN,
OLD ELM, FAST STREET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
From a photograph by FRANCIS A. OSBORN.
OLD ELM, PROSPECT STREET . . . . . . . . . . . . 15r,
From a photograph by FRANCIS A. OSBORN.
TITTLING ROCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Engraved by WALLACE CORTHELL
from a photograph by GEORGE E. SIDERS.
POND ROCK, SCITUATE POND . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Engraved by WALLACE GORTHELL
from a photograph by GEORGE E. SIDERS.
HOME OF GENERAL LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
MAIN STREET, SOUTH HINGHAM   . . . . . . . . . . . 184
From a photograph by HENRY F. GUILD.
THAXTER HOUSE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
From a photograph by WILLIAM HUDSON.

CORNER OF MAIN AND LEAVITT STREETS . . . . . . . . 190
From a photograph by FRANCIS A. OSBORN.
 xii Illustrations,GLAD TIDINGS RODE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Engraved by WALLACE CORTHFIL from a Photograph by Goomm; E. SIDERS.

SPRAGUE'S BRIDGE, UNION STREET . . . . . . . . . . 196
From a photograph by HENRY F. GUILD.
PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH BLARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
GENERAL LINCOLN's MONUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
PORTRAIT OF GOVERNOR, ANDREW . . . . . . . . . . 342
STATUE OF GOVERNOR ANDREW  . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
From a photograph by HENRY F. GUILD.
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONVIVENT . . . . . . . . 371
From a photograph by FRANCES R. LINCOLN.
 

          MAPS TO ILLUSTRATE GEOLOGY.

GENERAL MAP or HINGHAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
DISTRICT BETWEEN CROW POINT AND HUFT'S COVE . . . . . . 30
DISTRICT BETWEEN LINCOLN STREET AND BEAL'S COVE . . 42
ROCKY NECK ON WEIR RIVER  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
HINGHAM VILLAGE AND WEST HINGHAM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Map of Hingham Center West 58KB, Southeast 52KB.


http://www.rootsweb.com/~magenweb/
http://www.hingham-ma.com/
OCR and/or edit volunteers NEEDED!
Work in Progress - Editors needed for Histories of Old Braintree + Quincy, Weymouth, Cohasset, Scituate, Attleboro, Norton, Taunton, Framingham, North Bridgewater (Brockton), and Dover Families -
History of Weymouth
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/weymouth/
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/weymouth/wgenweb.html

Families of Cohasset - 1909
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/cohasset/
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/cohasset/c1909.html
http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/cohasset/cohcaptian1.html
remember Cohasset was a parish of Hingham before it became and independent town

http://genweb.net/~blackwell/books.html Books Online Effort

nice line drawings from the Hingham books 
ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

page 37 Second Parish (later Cohasset)

page 40 South Hingham (Third later Second Parish)

page 49 Third Congregational Church (Unitarian)

page 57 Baptist

page 62 Methodist

page 65 Universalist

page 67 Evangelical Congregational Church

page 69 Free Christian Mission Church

page 71 St. Johns (Episcopal Church)

page 79 St. Pauls (Catholic Church)