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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

In a letter I have from the 1850's my ancestor speaks of farming in a place in Massachusetts I have never heard of.  Can you tell me how I might be able to determine where, or where was a place called "Antasawamack Neck"? 

 

Answer:

The place you mentioned I believe is the ancient name of a place in Plymouth County in the town of Mattapoisett.  This town itself was created in 1857 from the town of Rochester, Mass.  Within the boundaries of Mattapoisett is a region known as Antaassawomock Neck, which I believe is the location you are referring to.  The source for this reference comes from the following publication I use for reference: Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, NEHGS, 1997).


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