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Anthony Needham
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1696
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1763
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Anthony came from Salem to Brimfield, Massachusetts, and was the first white settler in the town. He was the first town clerk, selectman and representative to the general court from Brimfield from 1730 to 1740. He had numerous land grants in Brimfield, and was a leader in the pioneer work of clearing the wilderness and building up a prosperous community. When a body of municipal officers was organized in 1762 by the authorities of the district of South Brimfield he was elected to one of the leading positions. He took much interest in military affairs and became captain of a troop of horse. Wales, Massachusetts, was a part of Brimfield, Massachusetts, from 1731 till 1828, and a small moss-covered stone erected in his memory in the old burying ground in Wales, bearing the most ancient date of any stone there 
 
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 Parents:
  Anthony Needham (1663 - 1757)
  Mary Swinnerton Needham (1670 - 1757)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Moulton Needham (1702 - 1790)*
 
 Children:
  Anthony Needham (1723 - 1785)*
  Mary Needham Cooley (1725 - 1799)*
  Hannah Needham Carpenter (1727 - 1781)*
  Naomi Needham Munger (1729 - 1824)*
  Ruth Needham Kibbe (1729 - 1805)*
  Naomi Needham Munger (1731 - 1824)*
  Nehemiah Needham (1734 - 1817)*
  Abigail Needham (1736 - 1736)*
  Jasper Needham (1738 - 1821)*
  Jeremiah Needham (1741 - 1815)*
  Daniel Needham (1743 - ____)*
  Abner Needham (1746 - 1800)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Needham (1696 - ____)*
  Anthony Needham (1696 - 1763)
  Humphrey Needham (1698 - 1790)*
  Rebecca Needham Felton (1700 - ____)*
  Thomas Needham (1702 - ____)*
  Jasper Needham (1705 - 1794)*
  Ruth Needham Warner (1708 - 1748)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wales Cemetery #1
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Donna O
Record added: Jul 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40060124
Anthony Needham
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Anthony Needham
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Anthony Needham
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Rest in peace.
- KarenPatton
 Added: Jan. 15, 2016
~ remembered ~
- Dusty Dirt
 Added: Jun. 14, 2015
In loving memory, from your 7th great granddaughter
- Tami
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
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