Longmeadow Historical Society

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Deed collection, 1636 (photocopy), 1673-1911

2 boxes (0.8 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow Historical Society deed collection contains over 700 deeds dating from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Most of the properties are in and around Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Many of the deeds are associated with prominent Longmeadow families including Colton, Cooley, Burt, Ely, Bliss, Coomes, Williams, and Keep. Collection also includes a photocopy of William Pynchon’s 1636 deed with the Agawam for land that is now the site of Springfield, MA. Deeds are listed at the item-level and are arranged by deed number. Entries include grantor and grantee names, date of deed, date deed was recorded and are often accompanied by a short note on property or properties involved.

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Deed # Grantor Grantee Date Notes
1 Ephriam Colton Asa Colton 10-24-1765 Land (44 acres) in Enfield, Connecticut
2 Joseph Cooley Samuel Colton 11-19-1730 Land in the meadows
3 Lois Colton Ariel Cooley 12-15-1801
4 Josiah Farnum John Taylor 03-27-1753 Land in Springfield 10 acres
5 Nathaniel Ely Demos Colton 07-14-1803 Tract of land on which Red Store stands
6 William Colton Gaius Bliss 07-06-1816 Fulling mill lot
7 Hezekiah Robinson Pelatiah Ely, Samuel Stebbins 01-28-1826 Land in Longmedow at Matthews Swamp
8 John Cooley Walter Coomes 01-21-1829 Land in Longmeadow
9 Ethan Ely, Jr., Gad O. Bliss John Robinson 02-09-1830 Land and buildings on the east side of Longmeadow Street which Mr. and Mrs. William Goodman now live
10 Carlos Nichols Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-13-1846
11 Richard Salter Storrs William Ely 09-12-1791 Land, northerly half of Ministry Land
12 Benjamin Colton Samuel Colton, Jr. 02-14-1748 Outward Commons probably what is now Ludlow
13 Thomas Colton Isaac Colton 04-30-1744 Land in the vicinity of Raspberry Brook now in Enfield
14 Richard French Samuel Colton 04-26-1730 Land in Somers or Enfield
15 Ephriam Colton Isaac Colton 10-24-1745 Land on the west side of Longmeadow Street south of the green
16 Timothy Nash Ephraim Colton 04-10-1746 Land in the meadows
17 Josiah Colton Ephriam Colton 04-06-1747 Land in Enfield
18a Henry Bliss Nathaniel Ely 01-23-1758 Land in the general field called Grape Swamp
18b Henry Bliss Nathaniel Ely 02-04-1758 His home lot and buildings on the hill and three pracels in the meadows
19 Eli Colton Samuel Colton 06-06-1761 Land in Outward Commons probably in Ludlow
20 Ebenezer Colton, Thomas Colton, Abner Colton Samuel Colton 05-23-1764 land in Longmeadow in general field commonly called Bliss Orchard about 1/2 acre
21 Asa Colton Simon Colton 06-01-1762 A tract of land in the meadows known as Little Orchard
22 Jonathan Bush Samual Colton 05-05-1762 land in Enfield
23 Eleazer Smith Ebenezer Colton 02-27-1767 Land on the west side of Longmeadow Street his home lot and buildings
24 Samuel Cooley Samuel Colton 12-23-1766 land in the general field called Muxmeadow
25 Benjamin Sikes Samuel Colton 04-16-1762 Tract of land in Outward Commons 4 miles more or less in lenth bounded east on Brimfield or the district of Monson and west by Inward Commons or Longmeadow
26 Ephraim Colton, Isaac Colton, Samuel Bliss 02-28-1672 Paper recording land grants of Wet Meadow Longmeadow
27 Thomas Bliss Samuel Colton 08-11-1727 A certain tract of wet meadow lying in Springfield, on the back side of Longmeadow near Enfield
28 William E. Boies Ethan C. Ely 07-03-1893 A tract of woodland known as part of the School lots lying east of Longmeadow Street
29 Gilbert W. Phelps Ethan C. Ely 03-09-1888 Land on the west side of Longmeadow Street
30 Frank C. Allen Ethan C. Ely 07-11-1887
31 Linwood Morgan Ethan C. Ely 09-24-1886 A tract of land with the buildings thereon situated on the west side of Longmeadow Street
32 James Bliss Ethan C. Ely 12-19-1885 Real Estate in Longmeadow
33 John McFethries Ethan C. Ely 05-13-1884 Land on the west side of Longmeadow Street with improvements and building materials
34 Sylvester Bliss, James Bliss Ethan C. Ely 10-02-1882 Land about one and one-half miles southeasterly from the center
35 Sumner W. Gates Ethan C. Ely 03-14-1881 Tract of woodland lying about a mile east of the Town Street
36 Newton Colton Samuel Williams 06-10-1851 Land and buildings on the east side of Longmeadow Street
37 Asa Colton Newton Colton 12-27-1823 Homestead of Newton and John N. Colton South part of home or h ouse lot with buildings thereon
38 Herman Newell Justin Colton 03-26-1830 Land on the east side of Longmeadow Street south of the church
39 Justin Colton Gad O. Bliss 06-15-1841 2 parcels of land in Longmeadow a) bounded on west by highway b) bounded on west by Connecticut River
40 Justin Colton Newton Colton 04-19-1850 Land in the Meadows
41 Justin Colton Walter Bliss 11-27-1840 Land in Muxmeadow
42 Zadock Bliss Asa Colton 03-15-1803 A small tract next to his home lot
43 Abner Chandler Asa Colton 03-13-1801 About five acres
44 Amanda Colton Asa Colton 04-29-1807 About two acres
45 Gaius B. Woolworth Justin Colton 03-02-1840 Land in Michigan
46 Judah Cooley deed Newton Colton 01-15-1842 parcel of land in Longmeadow west of town street
47 Charles Stearns Newton Colton 02-04-1843 Twenty-one acres in Longmeadow with building bounded easterly by Main Street together with timber wood cut that winter
48 Stephen Hale Newton Colton 02-08-1847 A deed to the grist mill, saw mill and dwelling house on Longmeadow Brook about one-half mile east of Longmeadow Street
49 Roderick Burt Newton Colton 10-05-1848 All right and title to the land, grist mill and sawmill being one fourth part known as Longmeadow Mills
50 Ethan Ely, Jr. Newton Colton 01-18-1848 All rights and title to the grist mill and saw mill, together with the dwelling house
51 Eunice Changler, Abner Changler, James Bliss and others Newton Colton 01-29-1848 Three-eights or all interest in the Grist Mill and sawmill situated on Longmeadow Brook southeast of the Meeting House; also the land together with the dwelling house and other buildings attached to said premises
52 Newton Colton Ethan Ely 10-27-1855 Tract of land containing homestead
53 Almon Parker Newton Colton 01-23-1851 About one acre with buildings thereon
54 Isaac Colton Thomas Colton, Josiah Day, John Comtee 04-02-1742 Land Grant
55 General Assembly in Springfield Jonathan Ely 03-18-1746 41 and 2/3 acres of land in Longmeadow east of great river
56 Joseph Leonard Thomas Colton 03-30-1752 Meadow land Parcel I
57 Joseph Leonard Thomas Colton 03-30-1752 Meadow land Parcel I
58 George Colton George Colton 03-28-1754 One half of his land in Longmeadow and in Springfield except his home lot and buildings on Longmeadow Street
59 Samuel Colton, as executor of the estate of Ephraim Colton Asa Colton 12-06-1754 Land in the meadow
60 Sarah Colton Asa Colton 08-13-1756 land in the madows
61 Samuel Colton 05-1762 Undivided land called Inward Commons 39 acres (land grant)
62 John Colton Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 08-15-1776 land at Fields Hill in Longmeadow
63 Aaron Colton William Colton 06-23-1778 Being a part of my home lot and buildings thereon
64a Henry Chandler Daniel Chandler 07-16-1736 Extract from Registry of Deeds for land in Enfiled
64b Henry Chandler Samuel Chandler 12-29-1736 Extract from Registry of Deeds for land in Enfiled
65 Ebenezer Chapin Stephen Williams 03-08-1749 Land near Rattle Snake Mountain, Somers
66 Stephen Bliss, Joel Bliss Nathaniel Ely 08-23-1775 Land in Precinct of Longmeadow
67 Elihu Colton Samuel Colton 08-04-1797 Land in Longmeadow east of highway
68 Nathaniel Ely Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 03-27-1777 Land in Longmeadow near Wheelmeadow Brook
69 Alpheus Colton Gains Bliss [Gaius] 02-12-1788 Land in the General Field about four acres
70 Simon Colton Gains Bliss [Gaius] 03-13-1795 Land south of the Old Red House
71 Jonathan Burt Samuel Colton 02-20-1761 16 acres with buildings thereon
72 John Coomes, Joanna Coomes Richard Woolworth, Jr. 12-24-1799 Land near Round Pond
73 David Burt Noah Bliss 12-18-1792 Land in longmeadow
74 Jonah Cooley deed Noah Bliss 02-17-1795 Land near so-called Powel Hill
75 Luther Warriner Thomas Hale, Jr. 02-11-1791 Meadow land
76 Benjamin Leonard Thomas Colton 12-06-1757 Land on east side Great River
77 Ambrose Collins, Sylvia Collins Samuel Stebbins 03-28-1826 land in Longmeadow on the east side of the street called Wolcott lot
78 Lovice Allen Levi Colton 06-27-1826 Land in the “General Field” with the buildings thereon
79 John Cooley, Jr. Samuel C. Stebbins 10-23-1826 Land in Longmeadow 571/2 acres
80 Asa Colton Stephen Cooley 11-24-1826 land at the Moxy Meadow south of the general field
81 John Woolworth Gaius Bliss 11-28-1826 All of his real estate situated in Longmeadow and described in several recorded deeds
82 Stephen Taylor Oren Taylor 03-16-1827 Land in East Longmeadow
83 Nathaniel Bliss, Jr. Jonathan Burt 01-19-1828 Land on the road that leads to South Wilbraham
84a Noadiah Cooley Ethan Ely, Jr. 09-01-1826 2 tracts of land in Longmeadow
84b Ethan Ely, Jr. Noadiah Cooley 10-28-1829 Judgement against
85 David Mack Samuel C. Stebbins, Pelatiah Ely 05-08-1828 Land about 2 miles eastward of Longmeadow Street
86 Charles Stearns Horatio M. Coomes 04-23-1827 Land in Longmeadow
87 Julius Dart Oren Taylor 04-15-1829 Land in East Longmeadow – one tract with buildings
88 Isaac Calkins Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-25-1829 9 acres on the plain in Longmeadow
89 Adolphus O. Kent Alexander Field 04-10-1828 Land and buildings in Longmeadow
90 Joseph Booth Newton Colton 06-12-1828 Land in the comm field in the meadows
91 Experience Burt Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-15-1829 Land in the meadows near Little Pond so called
92 Gaius Bliss Ethan Ely, Jr. 11-18-1828 Land near Round Pond so called
93 Samuel C. Stebbins Jonathan Ely 01-04-1836 Land on the plain
94 Horatio Coomes Jonathan Ely 02-18-1836 A parcel of land near Hales Meadow
95 Henry Dwight Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-11-1836 Land in Longmeadow north of the Pecowsic Brook
96 Judah Cooley Ethan Ely, Jr. 02-29-1836 Two parcels of land lying on the pine plain, another tract with dwelling house and other buildings held in common with others
97 Norman H. Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-28-1836 Parcel of land near Ely’s Bridge so called
98 Walter Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-22-1837 Land in Longmeadow
99 Ira Parker Newton Colton 08-08-1837 A parcel of land lying east of the First Parish meeting house bounded on all sides by public ways
100 Chauncey Bliss James Bliss 09-07-1837 Land near the south end of Longmeadow
101 George Colton Ebenezer Russell 02-21-1839 Two parcels of land, one in Longmeadow, the other in Springfield and Longmeadow. The latter with a saw mill and grist mill standing there on and containing two and one-half acres
102 Assignees of Eldad Goodman Orrin Taylor 04-06-1839 An undivided half of a tract of land situated in Longmeadow
103 Assignees of Eldad Goodman Orrin Taylor 04-06-1839 An undivided half of a tract of land situated in Longmeadow
104 Pownal Green Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-09-1839 Tract of land near Burt’s Quarry so called and all rights to the stone in and about siad Quarry and the dwelling house and other buildings
105 George Raynolds Ethan Ely, Jr. 02-10-1836 2 parcels of land, one with dwelling house and other buildings, and situated on the east side of Longmeadow Street
106 George Raynolds Jonathan Ely 02-10-1836 One sixteenth part of a tract of land with dwelling house and other buildings
107 Jonathan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 03-21-1836 Four tracts of land situated in Longmeadow
108 Peggy Booth David Booth and others 11-01-1827 Land at place called The Pond and buildings and dower rights from her late deceased husband
109 Chauncey Bliss Newton Colton 06-13-1837 Land in the General Field north of Rasberry Brook
110 Isaac Calkins Newton Colton 02-05-1840 A tract of land containing the Pecousick Meadow so called
111 John B. Stebbins, Aaron Stebbins Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-01-1841 Land on the plain south of Hales Meadow
112 John Bliss Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-15-1841 Three parcels of land in Longmeadow
113 Cyrus Cooley Oren Taylor 08-05-1842 Tract of land in Longmeadow
114 Cyrus Cooley Whiting Cooley 08-05-1842 Home farm in Longmeadow
115 Gaius B. Woolworth William Simons 09-10-1842 Four parcels of land in the town of Longmeadow
116 Sarah Steal Samuel Colton 03-18-1800 Land on the plain southeast of the Mills
117 Henry Colton David Booth 04-17-1800 Land in Necessity meadow
118 Joanathan Hale Nathaniel Ely 09-26-1800 Land about two miles east of the meeting house
119 Ethan Ely, Berry Chase, Jr. Nathaniel Ely 09-26-1800 Land with dwelling hosue and barn
120 Demas Colton Alexander Field 12-07-1801 Land at a place called Gilbert Plain in Longmeadow
121 Lemuel Parsons, Margaret Parsons Asa Colton 02-27-1802 Land in Enfield
122 Alexander Field, Flavia Field David Booth, Margaret Booth 05-24-1802 Land being part of Colton’s pond in the meadows
123 William Cooley Stephen Taylor 01-31-1803 land near a place called Watchoag and originally laid out to Obadiah Cooley
124 Calvin Burt Nathaniel Ely 03-09-1803 land with dwelling house and bard and all rights to the Inke Mill standing thereon
125 Nathaniel Ely Levi Colton 07-13-1803 Deed of mortgage
126 Gideon Burt, Electa Allis Nathaniel Burt 04-14-1803
127 Luther Colton Asa Colton 01-24-1803
128 Ethan Ely Gaius Bliss 03-01-1804 land in Grape Swamp
129 Medad Stebbins Nathaniel Ely 01-08-1803 Land north of Cooley Brook
130 Nathaniel Ely Levi Colton 12-10-1805 Three tracts of land
131 Stephen W. Stebbins Nathaniel Ely 08-05-1806 All rights and titles to land and buildings where said Nathaniel Ely now lives and others
132 Ebenezer Clark Peter Burbank 05-24-1837 Clark special administrator to Estate of Peter Burbank
133 Zadock Bliss Joseph Booth 07-05-1809 Land in the Common Field
134 Stephen Keep Gaius Bliss 02-06-1818 His homestead on Longmeadow Street with eight acres of land
135 David Booth Joseph Booth 05-22-1818 About 1 acre, part of Tim Colton pond so called
136 David Booth, Jr. Samuel C. Booth 05-22-1818 About 2 acres ofland, part of Tim colton Pond so called next to land conveyed to Joseph Booth
137 Samuel Williams Ebenezer Chandler Colton 01-21-1819 Land east of the meeting house about two miles
138 Levi Crandall Asa Colton 04-01-1830 land in Necessity meadow
139 Heirs of John Cooley Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-03-1830 Land in the meadows
140 Heirs of John Cooley Samuel C. Stebbins 07-19-1830 About four acres
141 Stephen Taylor Oren Taylor 03-24-1831 Land in Longmeadow
142 Asa Colton Newton Colton 03-25-1831 About twenty acres at Grassy Gutter
143 Horatio Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-06-1831 Land at pine hollow in Longmeadow
144 Caleb Field Ethan Ely, Jr. 09-26-1832 Land on the east side of Longmeadow Street
145 Henry Dwight Emmons Arnold, Enos Arnold 02-22-1833 Woodland south of Pecousic Brook
146 Josiah Hunt Ethan Ely, Jr. 09-09-1834 Six acres more or less lying in Longmeadow
147 Asa Colton Newton Colton 10-20-1834 Five acres in Necessity meadow
148 Moses Field Samuel C. Stebbins 12-04-1832 Land three fourths of a mile east of Longmeadow Street
149 William White Norman H, Coomes 08-26-1833 Parcel of land about one and a fourth mile east of the meeting house
150 Lewis White Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-10-1833 Land on the plain one and a half mile eastward of Longmeadow Street
151 Nathaniel Prior Ethan Ely, Jr. 10-20-1834 Two tracts of land on the plain
152 Samuel O. Stebbins Abel W. Willard 10-26-1835 Interest in a tract of land lying partly in Springfield and partly in Longmeadow with one half interst in the buildings and water privileges
153 Sarah Patten, Daniel Lombard Horatio Coomes 04-20-1835 About thirteen acres south of Hales Meadow so called
154 Abel W. Willard Samuel C. Stebbins 10-26-1835 Undivided tract of land partly in Springfield and partly in Longmeadow with the buildings and one half of the water privilege
155 Gideon Colton Ethan Ely, Jr. 01-25-1832 Land in the meadows
156 Walter Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 01-20-1838 Tract of land on the plain east of the road leading to the Shaker Village
157 Dimond Chandler Newton Colton 03-28-1838 About two and one half acres with buildings about one hundred rods east of the meeting hours and being a part of the Ministry Lot, so called
158 Henry B. Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-25-1838 Deed of mortgage with buildings there on
159 Lewis White Orren Taylor, Susan Ashley 11-01-1838 Ten acres and buildings
160 Ithamar Goodman Orrin Taylor 04-06-1839 Longmeadow land
161 Heber Keep Newton Colton 11-12-1839 My homestead in Longmeadow
162 Simeon Newell Ethan Ely, Jr. 09-09-1834 All rights and title into a quarry of stone called the Burt Quarry and all right, title and interest in one undivided half of the Thomson quarry and the land adjoining situated in Longmeadow
163 Nathaniel Bliss, Jr. Ethan Ely, Jr., Jonathan Ely 04-01-1835 One acre of land containing the old stone quarry called Burts Quarry
164 David Booth Samuel Booth 01-25-1834 About 13 acres ont he east side of Longmeadow Street
165 Stephen Hale Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-14-1842 All right, title and interest in the Grist Mill and sawmill and dwelling house situated near or on Longmeadow Brook about one half mile east of Longmeadow Street it being one eighth interest in same
166 Samuel Williams Ethan Ely, Jr. 11-21-1843 Two parcels of land containing 60 and 30 acres respectively
167 Newton Colton Oren Taylor, Olive Colton, Eunecia Hendrick 02-28-1844 All right, title and interest of any real estate of her late husband Stephen Taylor
168 Oliver Hawks Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-12-1844 Land and buildings in Longmeadow
169 Cyrus Cooley Oren Taylor 06-05-1844 Land and buildings
170 Abijah Hendrick Olive Colton 07-25-1844 Land in East Longmeadow
171 Daniel Colton Ebenezer Bliss 01-19-1844 land in the south part of the town and bounded on the west by the Connecticut River
172 Horatio N. Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 12-09-1845 Land on Longmeadow brook
173 Ebenezer C. Colton Samuel C. Booth 03-21-1846 All of his real estate and personal estate situated in Longmeadow
174 Ethan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-30-1847 Tract of land of about five acres with the house and barn thereon; also all rights and title to the Sawmill and Grist Mill situated on Longmeadow Brook together with the dwelling house being one-fourth part thereof
175 Ethan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 02-01-1842 Land north of his brick dwelling house reserving one half of the cider mill and house standing on same during his natural life
176 Jonathan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-20-1847 Two tracts of land one in Longmeadow one in Stafford, Connecticut
177 Jonathan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 11-14-1840 Land at Burts Quarry with the stone thereon
178 Hannah Ely and others Ethan Ely 11-10-1848 Three parcels of land in Longmeadow
179 Horatio N. Coomes Ethan Ely 11-08-1849 Land one mile east of Longmeadow Street
180 Joseph Evarts Ethan Ely, Jr. 11-22-1841 Land in Longmeadow
181 Elijah W. Bliss, Charlotte W. Burt Newton Colton 11-21-1851 Land near the burying grounds
182 Stephen Hale Ethan Ely, Jr. 12-26-1845 Land about two miles east of the Meeting house
183 Roderick Burt Ethan Ely, Jr. 12-10-1844 Three tracts of land containing about 60 acres
184 Ethan Colton Gains Bliss [Gaius] 02-21-1812 Land Enfield
185 Ethan Ely Gaius Bliss 05-06-1811 About 7 acres in Grape Swamp
186 Heber Keep Gaius Bliss 12-01-1807 Land on Longmeadow Street
187 Nathan Hale Gains Bliss [Gaius] 10-14-1809 Land in the meadows 43 acres
188 Samuel Stebbins Alexander Field 09-21-1812 Land in Longmeadow
189 Stephen Taylor Oren Taylor 04-08-1814 Two tracts of land and half of a dwelling house
190 Lucy Williams Samuel Williams 02-24-1814 Several tracts of land in Longmeadow and lot in Springfield
191 Augustus Sisson Oren Taylor 06-24-1816 land in East Longmeadow
192 Loring Taylor Oren Taylor 07-28-1817 land and house Loring Taylor to have life use of same. This is in East Longmeadow
193 Asa Colton Newton Colton 12-05-1817 Land in the common field about 2 acres
194 Ethan Ely and others Gideon Burt and others 12-15-1817
195 Zenas Hancock Oren Taylor 03-02-1818 Land in East Longmeadow
196 Daniel Root Oren Taylor 04-24-1820 Land in East Longmeadow
197 Justin Ashley Oren Taylor 05-11-1820 Land in Springfield, land know as Entry Dingle
198 Moses Stebbins, Jr, Oren Taylor 04-01-1820 Land with dwelling house in Longmeadow
199 Calvin Burt Joseph Booth 10-22-1822 About 1 1/2 acres par of George Pond
200 Horace Colton Gains Bliss [Gaius] 11-18-1822 20 acres on Longmeadow Street it was know as the Mile field on Mill road
201 Daniel Clark, Orin Clark Daneil Burbank, Jr. 11-23-1815 Land in Ellington
202 Jonathan Clark Daniel Burbank 01-10-1833 land situated in Somers
203 Plan of Stafford Pasture
204 Hiram Pomeroy Daniel Burbank 09-14-1816 Land in Somers and buildings thereon. See also #572
205 Phoebe Cooley Daniel Burbank, Jr. 1816 Land in Somers
206 Irema Bliss Orrin Newton, Daniel Burbank 10-15-1817 Patent for machine of rectangular sash work
207 Daniel Burbank, Rachel Burbank Daniel Burbank, Jr. 01-03-1827 Several pieces of land – one piece containing dwelling house
208 Jesse Meacham James Spencer 05-10-1844 Land in Somers and buildings thereon
209 Daniel Burbank D. Erskine Burbank 09-25-1856 Land in Enfield
210 Rachel Burbank Daniel Burbank 02-17-1835 Land in Somers, Connecticut
211 Julius Dart Caleb Cook 05-25-1824 Five tracts of land, one with dwelling house and barn – all in East Longmeadow
212 Levi Colton Lovice Colton 02-14-1823 Land and buildings in the “common field” so called
213 Experience Burt Samuel C. Stebbins 04-10-1823 land in the General Field
214 Experience Burt Alexander Field 04-10-1823 Land in the General Field
215 Julius Root Oren Taylor 09-08-1823 Land and dwelling house in East Longmeadow
216 Samuel H. Coomes Samuel C. Stebbins 10-27-1823 Land east of the Town Street
217 Calvin Burt Ebenezer C. Colton 12-23-1823 Land in the General Field
218 John Cooley Ebenezer Bliss 07-26-1824 23 acres and buildings on Longmeadow Street
219 Judah Cooley Samuel Stebbins 01-20-1824 Land on the plain near Pecousic
220 John Coomes and others Ethan Ely, Jr. 03-01-1824 land on the east side of Longmeadow Street with buildings
221 Franklin Taylor Oren Taylor 05-15-1824 Land in Springfield with buildings
222 John Cooley Judah Cooley 03-22-1825 Land in East Longmeadow
223 John S. Cooley Alexander Field 04-12-1825 Land in the General Field
224 Jacob Colton John Woolworth 10-23-1815 a tract of land called Pine Swamp
225 Levi Colton, Freelove Colton Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-08-1829 Land bounded west by the Connecticut River, one acre with the dwelling house thereon
226 Samuel Stebbins Ethan Ely, Jr. 01-11-1830 Land one half mile north of the meeting house and one mile east of the Twon House
227 Samuel Kingsley Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-09-1833 Land on the west side of Longmeadow Street
228 Samuel Emmons Arnold, Enos Arnold Ethan Ely, Jr. 03-27-1834 Land north of Pecowsic Brook
229 Herman Newell Ethan Ely, Jr. 01-04-1830 Land in Longmeadow
230 Sarah Patten, Daniel Lombard Ethan Ely, Jr., Jonathan Ely ??-20-1835 About 23 acres in Longmeadow know as Mill pasture
231 Sarah White Ethan Ely, Jr. 12-28-1837 Land east of Longmeadow Street the west boundary being the log path or highway
232 John Bliss Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-22-1830 Land bounded south on the mill pond Londmeadow Brook
233 Horatio N. Coomes Ethan Ely, Jr. 12-10-1844 land on the plain south of Longmeadow Brook
234 Ethan Ely Ethan Ely, Jr. 08-16-1825 Three tracts of land
235 Edmund Pratt Ethan Ely, Jr. 03-14-1840 Land in Longmeadow
236 James Chapman Samuel Williams 04-07-1809 Stony Hill lot (sketch attached)
237 William Colton Erastus Goldthwait 12-24-1810 Meadow land
238 Oliver Bliss Erastus Goldthwait 02-14-1811 Longmeadow land
239 Lucy Williams Samuel Williams 12-20-1813 Land in Longmeadow
240 Lucy Williams Lucy Williams, Jr. 02-24-1814 Land in Wilbraham, Monson, and Stafford
241 Samuel Williams, Lucy Williams Lucy Williams 02-24-1814 Land in Longmeadow Ensign Samuel Williams family land
242 Amasa Loomis, Abigail Loomis Samuel Williams 07-02-1816 Pot Brook lot in Longmeadow
243 Alpheus Colton Walter Bliss, James Bliss 01-13-1819 Long land near meeting house
244 Walter Bliss James Bliss 02-24-1820 Longmeadow property
245 Ethan Ely Daniel Burbank, Jr. 01-16-1821 Property in southern Longmeadow
246 Alexander Coomes deed James Bliss 03-20-1822 Longmeadow property 2 miles east of meeting house
247 Wilder C. Pease Samuel Williams 08-22-1822 Tract of land in Wilbraham
248 Jonathan Colton Erastus Goldthwaite 05-09-1826 Longmeadow property
249 Sophronia Pierce Erastus Goldthwait 03-16-1827 Longmeadow property
250 Gaius Bliss James Bliss 07-03-1827 Longmeadow property
251 Elijah Colton James Colton 02-01-1822 Longmeadow land at south end of general field
252 Gideon Colton James Bliss 02-29-1832 Longmeadow land
253 Amasa Loomis, Abigail Loomis Samuel Williams 04-07-1834 Land in Longmeadow, Wilbraham, Vermont, etc
254 Josiah Church David Booth and Calvin Cooley 11-17-1801 Land in Stafford
255 Calvin Cooley David Booth 01-16-1804 land in Stafford, Connecticut
256 Jeremiah Chapin Alexander Field 06-18-1804 Land in Somers
257 Samuel Chapin Alexander Field 06-13-1904 Land in Somers
258 Elijah Field Gaius Bliss 05-11-1808 Land in Stafford, connecticut
259 Ozias Robinson Gaius Bliss 11-02-1814 His part of the Hannah Robinson Estate
260 John Foster Joseph Carew 10-16-1815 Building in Springfield
261 Alexander Field Samuel Stebbins 12-04-1818 Land in Tolland Connecticut
262 Asa Kibbe Gaius Bliss 06-22-1819 About two acres in Stafford
263 Joseph Ashley, Oren Taylor Lewis White, Susanna White 05-11-1820 Land in Springfield called “The Entry” (lease)
264 Julius E. Shaw Ethan Ely, Jr. 05-26-1838 Land in Monson
265 Julius Shaw Ethan Ely, Jr. 09-08-1838 Land in Monson
266 George W. Talmadge estate Van R. Humphrey, Laura M. P Humphrey 10-21-1839 land in Ohio
267 Elijah Chapin Ethan Ely, Jr. 02-18-1843 Farm land in Springfield and buildings thereon
268 Levi E. Taylor Elijah Colton, William Burt, Daniel Colton, Henry Keep, John Miller 09-05-1843 Land by burying ground in Longmeadow for horse shed
269 Lathrup Clark Ethan Ely 11-18-1848 Land in Monson
270 Nathaniel Burt Noah Bliss 06-28-1810 Longmeadow land
271 Joanathan Hale Erastus Goldthwait 09-13-1802 General field near Reverand Storrs common
272 Jonathan Hale Erastus Goldthwait 02-05-1801 Longmeadow land on the Plain
273 Erastus Goldthwait Oliver Bliss 01-02-1816
274 Willilam Colton Erastus Goldthwait 04-30-1823 Part of homelot and house in Longmeadow
275 Charles Abbe, Joshua Abbe Daniel Burbank 05-28-1831
276 Warham Colton Erastus Goldthwait 03-20-1827 Meadow land
277 Warham Colton Erastus Goldthwait 06-12-1834 Meadow land
278 Elijah Colton Daniel Burbank 12-22-1837 Deed of a Cart Path
279 Heber Keep Abner Chandler 11-12-1839 Longmeadow Homestead
280 Heber Keep Ethan Ely 11-12-1839 Homestead in Longmeadow
281 Esther E. Colton, Hannah Colton William Goldthwait 11-291845
282 Warham Colton William Goldthwait 11-29-1845
283 Margaret Colton, guardian of minor children William C. Goldthwait 04-05-1846
284 Barnabas C. Knox D. Erskine Burbank 12-10-1861 Land part in Enfield and part in Longmeadow
285 Gideon J. Burt D. Erskine Burbank 09-08-1865
286 Richard French Samuel Colton 04-26-1730 French’s Swamp 50 acres of land in Enfield or Somers
287 Ely Colton, Sarah Colton Heirs of Asa Colton 07-14-1770 Release all claims to any part of estate of brother Ephraim Colton
288 Jonathan Hale Simon Colton 09-27-1783 Land on the east side of Longmeadow Street
289 Joseph Markham Samuel Colton 02-09-1784 Land in Enfield, connecticut on the Somers Road
291 Stephen Chandler, Hephzibah Chandler David Burt, William Sheldon, Lucy Colton 01-05-1785 Land in Enfield in the meadows
292 Abner Colton Jonathan Hale 03-03-1787 Land on Longmeadow Street and a piece in the meadows
293 Simon Colton, Ebenezer Colton Town of Longmeadow 04-07-1788
294 Eli Bliss Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 08-31-1789 Land with house and well in Longmeadow
295 Silas Hale Asa Colton 12-28-1790 Land in the south end of the General Field called Necessity Meadow
296 Moses Field Alexander Field 12-27-1792 Several pieces of land on the est side of Longmeadow Street
297 Jonathan Dwight, Thomas Dwight Nathaniel Ely, Ethan Ely 09-26-1793 All title and interst in the land that they held by deed from Samuel and Ebenezer Bliss
298 Lucy Colton Alexander Field, David Booth, Benjamin Stebbins 12-06-1794 All of the real estate left to Lucy Colton after two other distributions of the estate of Samuel Colton, deceased. The three men above married their three daughters, Flavia, Lucy, margaret
299 Nathaniel Ely Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 12-18-1790 Several parcels of land including the home lot on Longmeadow Street with the brick house and barns
300 Azariah Woolworth Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 12-08-1797 Land on Longmeadow Street
301 Leonard Kingsbury Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 12-08-1797 Land and buildings a little north of the meeting house
302 John Davice Samuel Colton 04-19-1728 Land in the town of Somers on the Scantic River
303 Samuel Cooley Samuel Colton 08-17-1768 Land in the general field in the meadows
304 Timothy Colton Samuel Colton 05-02-1770 Home lot about 10 and a half acres and buildings and meadowland
305 Samuel Colton Asa Colton 11-06-1770 Land in the meadows three parcels
306 Ebenezer Bliss, Samuel Bliss The Precinct of Longmeadow 12-11-1772 About 17 acres of pine land
307 Abner Colton, David Burt, executors of the estate of Jacob Colton Samuel Colton 02-06-1773 Land in Enfield
308 Walter Coomes James Bliss 06-22-1837 Land in Longmeadow
309 Sarah Crandell, administrator of the estate of Edward Crandall Nathaniel Ely 03-02-1790 land in Longmeadow
310 Alexander Field, Flavia Colton Field Benjamin Stebbins 05-30-1794 Land in the general field
311 William Sheldon Nathaniel Ely, Ethan Ely 04-02-1794 land and buildings a little west of the meeting house
312 Calvin Burt Benjamin Stebbins 08-27-1794 land in the meadows
313 Benjamin Stebbins, Lucy Colton Stebbins David Booth 10-07-1794 Mill Pasture
314 William Hancock Benjamin Stebbins 09-17-1794 Eight and one quarter acres of land
315 Luther Colton Benjamin Stebbins 01-31-1795 land in the general field
316 Benjamin Stebbins, Lucy Colton Stebbins Ebenezer Chandler Colton 03-20-1795
317 Benjamin Stebbins, Lucy Colton Stebbins David Booth 07-10-1795 Land in the General Field
318 Erastus Colton Ebenezer C. Colton 12-14-1795 All rights and title to all land and buildings left by his father
319 David Booth, Margaret Booth Asa Colton 09-30-1796 Landin the meadows
320 Ethan Ely Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 10-09-1795 All rights and title of land in Longmeadow whcih both helf by deed from Thomas and Joanathan Dwight
321 Gideon Colton David Booth, Margaret Booth 04-01-1796 Two lots including the home lot with buildings on Longmeadow Street and land in the meadows and on the plain
322 David Booth, Margaret Booth Gideon Colton 03-13-1796 Several parcels of land inclduing the home lot and buildings; the rest in the meadows
323 Alexander Field, Flavia Field David Booth, Margaret Booth 09-30-1796 part of Tim Colton Pond
324 Zadock Bliss Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 04-13-1795 Land in the Common Field
325 Gideon Colton, Jr. Nathaniel Ely, Jr. 03-04-1700 Land in the Longmeadow field with a dwelling house standing thereon
326 Luke Cooley Nathaniel Ely 03-04-1799 Land in Somers
327 Geroge Thompson Alexander Field 12-26-1799 Land in Somers
328 Ebenezer Bliss Gaius Bliss 05-25-1790 13 acres with buildings on Longmeadow Street
329 Daniel Green Ethan Ely 01-25-1859 Land and buildings in Longmeadow
330 Alexander F. Stebbins Ethan Ely 06-01-1834 Land with house and barn
331 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan Ely 09-14-1865 land on the plain
332 Margaret B. Taylor Mary B. Haralson 03-12-1864 About one and a half acre south of the cemetery
333 Loammi Simons, Newton Colton Abagail Colton 10-09-1851 One-half of the homestead, on-half of the home pond and one-half of the Simon lot in the General field
334 Gilson D. Hollister Ethan Ely 05-10-1852 Land on the east side of Longmeadow Street two parcels
335 Edmund Pratt Ethan Ely 05-25-1853 Land on the plain
336 Justus Boies, Sara Boies Ethan Ely 10-13-1851 A tract of land near Hales Meadow
337 Abigail Colton, Miranda Colton Newton Colton 02-02-1848 About twenty acres at Grassy Gutter
338 James K. Coomes Ethan C. Ely 02-11-1870 About thirty-three acres about two and a half miles east of Longmeadow Street
339 Stephen T. Colton D. Erskine Burbank 01-14-1853
340 Lester H. Colton D. Erskine Burbank 07-26-1856
341 John B. Hale Ethan Ely 06-13-1850 Land in the meadows in the General Field
342 Noah Bliss Naomi Colton and others 04-18-1862 Five acres commonly called the School Lot
343 Lucy C. Storrs, E. W. Storrs D. Erskine Burbank, Noah Bliss 10-31-1863 Deed
344 William Sheldon Eleazer W. Storrs 11-30-1855
345 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan C. Ely 02-08-1869 Land about one and one half miles southeast from church
346 Eleazer W. Storrs, Eunice C. Storrs John S. Watters 07-04-1865 Deed
347 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan Cooley Ely 12-21-1868
348 Solomon Worthington Simon Colton 02-01-1871 Deed
349 William E. Bliss D. Erskine Burbank 11-12-1866
350 Emerett Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 03-21-1872
351 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan C. Ely 10-04-1869
352 James K. Coomes Ethan C. Ely 04-22-1871
353 Edmund Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 08-11-1880
354 Ethan Ely Ethan Cooley Ely 03-04-1872
355 Ethan Ely Ethan Cooley Ely 05-19-1868 Known as Mill pasture Land
356 John D. Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 01-03-1881
357 Lorin Pease D. Erskine Burbank 09-23-1863
358 John B. Coomes D. Erskine Burbank and Sylvester Bliss 02-04-1860
359 William Ely Richard Salter Storrs 09-12-1791 Land in Longmeadow Ministry land
360 Margaret B. Taylor, Newton E. Taylor Richard Salter Storrs 06-21-1872 Parcel
361 Joseph Dion Richard S. Storrs 01-26-1872 Land where the church and parish house stand
362 Basil Dion Joseph Dion 01-21-1867 Blacksmith shop and Coal House
363 Aaron C. Stebbins Emerett Coomes 05–8-1861 Deed
364 Berry Chase Berry Chase, Jr 03-04-1796 Ink Mill and utensils
365 Calvin Burt Berry Chase 02-12-1795 Mill standing
365 Berry Chase Berry Chase, Jr 03-04-1796 Ink Mill and utensils
366 Hezekiah Burt D. Erskine Burbank 06-13-1863
367 Simon Colton (executors) Ethan C. Ely 01-09-1878
368 William Simons D. Erskine Burbank 06-27-1870
369 Lucy Ann Storrs Richard S. Storrs 02-05-1868 Part of Storrs property
370 Richard S. Storrs D. Erskine Burbank 11-15-1872
371 Sanford Lawton Ethan C. Ely 01-03-1871 A narrow strip on the east side of Longmeadow Street a few tods north of the center
372 Sanford Lawton Richard S. Storrs 06-16-1875
373 Aaron Bliss Sylvester Bliss, D. Erskine Burbank 09-21-1866
374 Daniel E. Burbank Ethan Ely 11-26-1867
375 Charlotte Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 01-03-1881
376 Francis T. Cordis D. Erskine Burbank 02-18-1871
377 Ethan Ely Ethan Cooley Ely 02-11-1869 Known as Mill pasture Land
378 Orrin B. Cooley deed D. Erskine Burbank 06-18-1874
379 John Colton et al D. Erskine Burbank 07-29-1884
380 Aaron C. Stebbins Ethan Ely 04-11-1851 Land near the highway leading to the depot
381 Loammi Simons, Sarah Simons, Newton Colton, Naomi Colton Daniel Burbank 09-18-1855
382 Aaron C. Stebbins D. Erskine Burbank 07-18-1863 Deed
383 Simeon Colton Daniel Burbank 08-01-1851
384 Daniel Burbank D. Erskine Burbank 11-07-1888 Homestead
385 Hezekiah Burt James Bliss 02-04-1851
386 Kendall Bancroft William A. Bancroft 12-03-1862 Land in Millers Plain in Montague
387 Minnie Gilmore Justin B. Perkins 06-27-1896 Longmeadow land
388 M. W. Mahoney William Read 04-09-1897 Land in Chicopee
389 Robert McChester Cyrus Newell 11-02-1838 Folder labeled 220 Longmeadow Street
390 John Cooley and others Cyrus Newell 12-02-1841 in folder labeled 220 Longmeadow Street
391 Charles S. Newell Nelson C. Newell 08-30-1886 In folder marked 220 Longmeadow Street
392 Thomas Colton Thankful Colton, Joanna Coomes 12-12-1797 200 acres of land in Longmeadow
393 Thankful Colton Joanne Coomes 12-24-1799 Grassy gutter Road property
394 Alpheus Colton Walter Bliss 02-04-1818 Longmeadow land
395 Sabine White Walter Bliss 04-27-1825 Longmeadow land and dwelling
396 Gideon Burt Walter Bliss 04-29-1825 Longmeadow Tract near meeting house
397 Noadiah Cooley Walter Bliss 07-13-1831 Land in Mux meadows
398 Samuel Stebbins Walter Bliss 05-23-1838 Meadows land
399 Mark C. Webster Walter Bliss 03-24-1842 Meadow land
400 Colton Family Walter Bliss 07-24-1856 Longmeadow land
401 Aaron C. Stebbins Walter Bliss 04-22-1848 George Pond
402 Daniel Gates Walter Bliss 05-12-1825
403 Lyman Colton Daniel C. Bliss 04-14-1864 Drain lot
404 Mary Noble, Harvey Noble William E. Bliss 03-27-1862 Part of Abner Colton lot
405 Dimond Chandler William E. Bliss 10-05-1866 Musmeadow land
406 Dimond Chandler William E. Bliss Mortgage deed discharge. Recorded lib 247, Fol 379 (date listed is for the discharge record date)
407 Stephen Colton William E. Bliss 02-10-1872 Land in Enfield near Shakers land
408 Abigail Cooley William E. Bliss 02-17-1872 Meadow land along the river
409 Richard S. Storrs D. Erskine Burbank 11-15-1872 In trust for First Parish whenever said parish pays him
410 John N. Colton D. Erskine Burbank, treasurer of trustees of Ministerial Fund 11-16-1881 Land in General field
411 Sumner W. Gates D. Erskine Burbank 02-01-1888 Branch lot
412 First Parish of Longmeadow D. Erskine Burbank 01-27-1890 Quit claim Lot 19 Division 5 in Parish Burying Ground
413 Peter Burbank Daniel Burbank, Jr. 03-01-1813 Land in Somers, Connecticut
414 David Hunt Daniel Burbank, Jr. 27 acres of land and buildings Longmeadow bounded in north by Mill river meadow
415 Heber Keep Daniel Burbank Barn and Oven in Longmeadow, Massachusetts
416 Shubark Pease and others John Carew Land in Somers
417 Gilson D. Hollister Ethan Ely 12-29-1852 Land and buildings on Longmeadow Street
418 William Sheldon Eleazer W. Storrs 03-24-1856 Land in Chicopee, Massachusetts belonging to estate of late Samuel Williams
419 Barnabas C. Knox D. Erskine Burbank Land in enfield, connecticut bounded on north by state line
420 Harrison Root Willard A. Bancroft Land in Montague Massachusetts east side of highway leading to Northfield
421 Daniel Castle D. Erskine Burbank 11-15-1873 Land on North side of highway leading from Longmeadow Stree to East Longmeadow
422 William A. Bancroft D. Erskine Burbank Property in Montague, Massachusetts (Federal Street)
423 William A. Bancroft D. E. Burbank Personal property in Ontegue, Massachusetts
424 Henry King Hampden Savings Bank 07-22-1875 Land on Fort Pleasant Avenue Springfield
425 Samuel Burbank D. E. Burbank 09-15-1875 land near Sumner Avenue in Springfield
426 Samuel Smith D. E. Burbank, J.K. Coomes 09-02-1881 All wood on his farm in Springfield
427 Mary Welch D. Erskine Burbank, Thomas Cordis 07-02-1891
428 William Read Hannah Giddings land in Brightwood
429 Adaline S. Holt D. Erskine Burbank, James Coomes 11-18-1893 Land on Fort Pleasant Avenue in Springfield
430 William Read D. E. Burbank, Thomas Cordis Land on Talcott and Fisk Avenue Springfield
431 Hampden Conundum Wheel Company William Read Westerly side of Fisk Avenue, Springfield
432 William Read D. Erskine Burbank, James Coomes
433 William Read D. Erskine Burbank, James Coomes 03-14-1893 land on Talcott Avenue Springfield
434 Emma Salman Willard Elmer Land in Agawam
435 Ella Walton, Simon E. Walton D. Erskine Burbank 10-18-1898 Land on northwesterly side of Cornell Street in Springfield
437 William Nickels Samuel Colton 06-14-1722 House and barn in Brimfield
438 Samuel Cooley Samuel Colton 06-01-1772 House and land bound north by Eli Cooley, south by Israel Cooley, east by Josiah Cooley, west by County Road
439 Amarer and Flavia B. Converse David Booth 09-19-1831 Ely & Breakneck lots
440 Bethiah Baldwin Elijah Colton 08-31-1811 Power of Attorney given to Elijah Colton to transfer land in Lime, New Hampshire
442 John Lankton Benjamin Root 05-18-1718 An acquitance
443a Newton Colton Almon parker 01-20-1851 Tract of land 1 acre with building standing thereon
443b Almon Parker John S. Waters 12-06-1853
444 Simon Colton, et al Simon Colton 01-19-1756 1/4 part of 20 acre school land plot. (Simon Colton was a Committee member)
445 D. Erskine Burbank James K. Coomes 02-24-1896 Mortgage deed
446 Sylvester Bliss, et. al Eunice Bliss 05-02-1864 5 acres of land
447 Jonathan Cooley Nathanial Burt 05-09-1789 105 acres of land in Longmeadow
448 Oliver Burt Thomas Colton 07-05-1732 Arbitration bond
449 John Silcock Samuel Coomes 09-11-1815 Attachment on his estate
450 Stephen Taylor Simon Brooks, James Kent 01-1803 Wolfhill lot at West Springfield
451 Oren Taylor Loring Taylor 07-28-1817 Land and dwelling house
452 Oren Taylor, Susan Ashley Lewis White 11-01-1838 Bond
453 Nathaniel Ely, Jr. Nathaniel Ely, Sr. 12-28-1790 A lease for land in Longmeadow
454 Nehemiah Stebbins Nathaniel Ely 10-11-1787
455 Stephen Williams Stephen Williams 03-13-1780 Lot in Southampton
456 Asa Colton’s estate 05-05-1779 Executors appointment
457 D. Erskine Burbank Charles.F. Spellman 05-21-1897 Real Estate
458 Samuel Keep Land record entered by surveyor
459a Edward Kibbe Land record entered by surveyor
459b Deacon Ebenezer Warriner 04-20-1732 Land record entered by surveyor in property records Town of Enfield
460 Ebenezer Pease 10-1745 Land record entered by surveyer in Somers
461 Chapin Lot description
462 Sam’ll Williams Lot description in Meadows
463 William H. Foster Ethan Ely, Jr. 01-04-1830 Land in Springfield
464 Miriam Hale Gad Colton, Ethan Ely 04-11-1816 Land and marriage contract
465 Gideon Burt and others Daniel Burbank 03-14-1836 Dower of Anna G. Burt estate of Samuel Colton
466 Chauncey Bliss James Bliss 09-07-1837 Longmeadow land
467 Adolphus D. Kent James Bliss 02-22-1839 Longmeadow land east of town street
468 Walter Bliss James Bliss 12-19-1839 Longmeadow land on Connecticut river
469 Sabin Burt Walter Bliss, James Bliss 03-29-1842 Longmeadow land known as the “George Lot”
470 Gaius B. Woolworth James Bliss 03-20-1843 Six acres or more Longmeadow land
471 David Storrs Eunice C. Storrs 06-08-1843 Storrs homestead and land
472 Richard S. Storrs Eunice C. Storrs 06-19-1843 All his interest in Storrs Homestead
473 Robert McChester James Bliss 01-01-1844 His homestead in Lomgmeadow
474 Newton Colton James Bliss 03-10-1845
475 Levi Hackley, Stephen Hackley Samuel Williams 04-01-1848 Quit Claim 150 acres known as Williams lot in Wilbraham
476 Samuel Hackley, Abigail Dwight Samuel Williams 04-01-1848 Quit Claim to William’s lot in Wilbraham
477 William Sheldon, Eleaser Storrs, Eunice Storrs Samuel Williams 03-01-1848 Land in Wilbraham
478 Charles P. Storrs Eunice C. Storrs 12-26-1848 Deed
479 Charles S. Billings Eleazer W. Storrs 02-02-1850 Parsonage House
480 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan Ely 02-26-1880 About one hundred and fifty acres lying about a mile east of Longmeadow Street
481 J. Marshall Burt Ethan C. Ely 09-13-1879 Land in Longmeadow known as Grassy Gutter lot
482 William D. Chandler Ethan C. Ely and others 02-13-1879 land on the plains
483 Hezekiah Burt Ethan C. Ely 02-14-1879 Estate
484 John B. Coomes, Almira K. Coomes Ethan C. Ely 12-21-1877 2 parcels on eastside Longmeadow Street
485 D. Erskine Burbank assignee of the estate of Henry King Ethan Ely 12-22-1877 Land south of Hales Meadow
486 Frank S. King Ethan C. Ely 12-01-1877 Land near Hales Meadow
487 Sumner W. Gates Ethan C. Ely 11-15-1876 Land in Longmeadow east of the Town Street
488 Henry King Ethan C. Ely 08-11-1876 Land in Longmeadow about one-half mile east of the Town Street
489 William C. Pease Ethan C. Ely 07-10-1875 Land on the est side of Longmedow Street
490 D. Erskine Burbank Ethan Ely 07-03-1874 land on the north side of what is now Bliss Road
491 John Carney Ethan Ely 04-27-1874 Land partly in Longmeadow and partly in Enfield
492 Laura M. Stebbins (1st), Laura M. Stebbins (2nd) Ethan Ely, Jr. 02-21-1874 Land on Longmeadow Street reserving the right of the use of the dwelling house at the rent of sixty dollars per year, to be paid semi-annually
493 Ethan Ely Ethan C. Ely 04-10-1873 Land known as Pond Meadow
494 William E. Bliss Ethan Ely 11-18-1870 A tract of woodland lying partly in Longmeadow and partly in Enfield
495 Ethan C. Ely Ethan Ely 02-11-1869 Land about eighty rods east of the Twon Street
496 Ethan Ely Ethan C. Ely 04-23-1869 Three parcels of land one mile and a half east of Longmeadow Street
497 William E. Bliss Ethan Ely 01-27-1870 Land on Grassy Gutter in Longmeadow
498 Josiah C. Colton Ethan Ely 09-13-1867 land in Longmeadow about one and a half miles east of the town street
499 William E. Boies Ethan Ely 09-26-1866 Land about three-fourths of a mile southeasterly from the Meeting House near Longmeadow Brook and the Mill Pond
500 Noah Bliss, D. Erskine Burbank Ethan Ely 08-23-1865 Land in Longmeadow
501 Hannah Ely Ethan Ely 02-15-1865 Land in Longmeadow about one and a half miles east of the Twon Street
502 Hannah Ely Ethan Ely 05-27-1864 Land a little east of the town street bounded south by Longmeadow Brook
503 Sylvester Bliss Ethan Ely 04-21-1864 Land near the depot and known as little pond
504 Hannah Ely Ethan Ely 07-13-1860 Tract of land called Hales Meadow about two and a half miles east of the town street
505 Joel L. Dickinson Ethan Ely and others 03-07-1849 Several parcels of land in Longmeadow which were part of the estate of Ethan Ely
506 Walter Bliss Estate 04-15-1862
507 Joel L. Dickinson Ethan Ely 11-10-1848 Land in Monson
508 John Miller Ethan Ely 01-15-1849 Land in the general field called the Keep old orchard
509 Epaphras L. Phelps Ethan Ely, Jr. 03-28-1829 Land in Longmeadow
510 Willis Phelps Ethan Ely 04-05-1841 Land on the Stony Hill in Longmeadow
511 Judah Cooley deed Ethan Ely, Jr. 06-01-1829 Land in Longmeadow
512 John Cooley Ethan Ely, Jr. 07-05-1821 Land in Longmeadow
513 Experience Burt Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-09-1823 Land in the General Field bound on West by Connecticut River
514 Amos Parsons Ethan Ely, Jr. 04-28-1820 Land on the plain in Longmeadow
515 Frederick Burt Ethan Ely 08-11-1794 One-sixth part of Burt’s Freestone Quarry in Longmeadow near the Branch so-called with the priviledge of graound for working the same
516 Noah Bliss William E. Bliss 03-28-1862 A certain tract of land
517 Noah Bliss Daniel C. Bliss, William Bliss 12-01-1862 Wilbraham Land
518 Catherine Bliss William E. Bliss 03-27-1862 Longmeadow land
519 Harriet Bliss (guardian of Lois S. Bliss) Walter Bliss 04-14-1864
520 Catherine Bliss William E. Bliss 11-01-1870 Longmeadow land
521 Catherine Bliss (guardian of Lois S. Bliss) William E. Bliss 09-24-1870 3 1/2 acres in Connecticut
522 Catherine Bliss (guardian of Lois S. Bliss) William E. Bliss 10-17-1866 Longmeadow land
523 Daniel C. Bliis William E. Bliss 01-26-1870 Longmeadow land
524 Daniel C. Bliis William E. Bliss 05-07-1870 Land in Longmeadow partly and partl in Enfield, Connecticut
525 Daniel C. Bliis William E. Bliss 02-21-1870 12 1/2 acres in Longmeadow in the General Field
526 Daniel C. Bliis William E. Bliss 10-30-1866 Longmeadow land
527 Gad O. Bliss, et al. William E. Bliss 03-15-1871 Longmeadow land
528 Harriet Bliss (guardian of Lois S. Bliss) Daniel C. Bliss and William E. Bliss 03-13-1863 Longmeadow land
529 Henry A. Bliss Daniel C. Bliss and William E. Bliss 12-01-1862 Tract of Land in Enfield, Connecticut
530 Noah Bliss and others William E. Bliss 10-18-1866 Tract of Land in Enfield, Connecticut
531 Noah Bliss and others William E. Bliss 10-17-1866 Longmeadow land
532 William E. Bliss Daniel C. Bliss 12-31-1867 Tract of land lying in the General Field
533 William E. Bliss Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of Longmeadow.
534 James H. Coomes D. Erskine Burbank, Jr. 02-26-1896 Meeting given by Gottlieb A. Baer
535 James Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 12-23-1897 Certain meeting
536 James K. Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 07-19-1897 Certain meeting
537 Patrick Davis D. Erskine Burbank 06-22-1895 Homestead
538 Willard Elmer Estate D. Erskine Burbank, et al 05-02-1900 assign of meeting
539 William C. Newell D. Erskine Burbank 09-28-1911
540 Gardner W. Norcross D.E. Burbank et al 02-16-1895 Land in Springfield
541 Paul H. Rappold D. Erskine Burbank 04-17-1901
542 Charles Spellman D. Erskine Burbank 07-26-1899 meeting assignment
543 Charles Spellman D. Erskine Burbank 05-22-1897
544 Charles Spellman D. E. Burbank, J.K. Coomes 05-22-1897 meeting
545 S and S D. Erskine Burbank 05-03-1897
546 Melchior Baer Burbank and Cordis 02-20-1890
547 Gottlieb A. Baer D. Erskine Burbank 10-31-1890
548 Olivia Field C.G. Burbank 09-30-1846 Land in Longmeadow
549 Samuel Burbank D. Erskine Burbank 12-10-1866
550 Charles A. Birnie James B. Burbank 09-27-1890
551 Louisa S. Sikes D.E. Burbank 09-11-1893
552 John N. Colton D.E. Burbank 01-18-1888
553 Mary W. Noble Burbank and Cordis 04-09-1887
554 James Carney Burbank and Cordes 10-17-1884 Also in Land Records of Enfield book 36, pages 198&199
555 Naomi R. Colton D. Erskine Burbank 04-26-1866 An agreement about land
556 Lorin Pease D. Erskine Burbank 05-17-1866 Land in Longmeadow
557 Sylvester Bliss, et. al Jerusha Burbank 05-12-1864 Land in Longmeadow and Wilbraham
558 Morris Manning D. Erskine Burbank 04-13-1868
559 Ethan Ely D. E. Burbank 02-06-1872 Land in Longmeadow
560 Noah Bliss D. Erskine Burbank 06-23-1873
561 Willliam E. Bliss D. Erskine Burbank 08-25-1873 Land in Longmeadow
562 Henry King D. Erskine Burbank 04-11-1876 Land and buildings in Springfield
563 Henry King D. Erskine Burbank 01-08-1877 Land and buildings in Springfield
564 Cyrus A. Baker D. Erskine Burbank 10-01-1879
565 H. E. Nettleton D. Erskine Burbank 04-30-1879 Land and buildings in Montague
566 Ethan C. Ely D. Erskine Burbank 02-27-1880 Land in Springfield
567 James B. Burbank D. Erskine Burbank 02-27-1880
568 Francis S. Graves D.E. Burbank 03-26-1881
569 Samuel M. Smith Burbank, Coomes 09-02-1881
570 Coomes D. Erskine Burbank 05-19-1882 Land in Springfield
571 Elias Chapin William I. Williams 06-23-1821 Land in Stafford, Connecticut
572 Hiram Pomeroy Daniel Burbank 10-14-1816 Land in Somers (quit claim) See also #204
573 Rachel Burbank Ruth Burbank 02-17-1835 land in Somers, Connecticut
575 Rachel Burbank Warren Pomeroy 05-22-1837
576 Chauncey Hall Daniel Burbank 12-07-1815 land in Ellington, Connecticut
577 Bela Allen Daniel Burbank 04-08-1820
578 David Morgan Eliakim Cooley 05-19-1696 small lots, 4 acres in Longmeadow
579 Benjamin Cooley Eliakim Cooley 01-31-1718 8 acres in Longmeadow
580 David Ferry Josiah Cooley 12-16-1805 Wolf Swamp
581 Springfield Grant Colonel Pyncheon 07-10-1700 Fragment of deed
582 Thomas Stebbins Benjamin Cooley 01-24-1673 Two parcels land in Long meadow
583 George Colton Josiah Cooley 01-24-1762 3/4 acre land in Springfield – general field called the middle lot – Longmeadow
584 Medad Stebbins Josiah Cooley 06-05-1799 Seven acres of land in Longmeadow
585 Samuel Stebbins Josiah Cooley 06-30-1812 Parcel of land known as the Wheat field in Longmeadow
586 Hezekiah Cooley Josiah Cooley and Luke Cooley 06-16-1757 Land in Saybrook, Connecticut Quit claim deed
587 Hezekiah Cooley Josiah Cooley 07-08-1762 land in Longmeadow
588 Josiah Cooley Jabez Colton 04-29-1789 3 acres of land in Longmeadow
589 Hezekiah Cooley Josiah Cooley 02-03-1749/50 Land in Longmeadow together with the buildings thereon
590 Israel Cooley Josiah Cooley 04-16-1763 Land in General Field, Longmeadow
591 Hezekiah Cooley Josiah Cooley 10-28-1761 Land in Longmeadow
592 Ebenezer Stacy Cooley 05-26-1796 Land in wilbraham 1 and 1/3 acres
593 Eliakim Cooley Josiah Cooley and Hezikiah Cooley 01-25-1749/50 4 acres of land in Longmeadow
594 Ebenezer Bliss Josiah Cooley 03-16-1752 21/2 acres in Longmeadow
595 Henry Woolcott Josiah Cooley 1746
596 Josiah Cooley Asa Damon 12-31-1801 20 acres of land in Longmeadow
597 Ebenezer Stacy Josiah Cooley 02-22-1805 Land in Wilbraham formerly Outward Commons
598 John Williams, Jr. Josiah Cooley 10-29-1790 Land in Wilbraham 23 acres
599 Timothy Nash Josiah Cooley 06-21-1746 Land in Longmeadow 17 acres
600 Jonah Cooley Josiah Cooley 08-02-1786 5 acres land in Longmeadow
601 Richard Woolworth Josiah Cooley 07-02-1753 Seven and a half acres with dwelling house
602 David Burt Josiah Cooley 09-03-1792 2 1/2 acres of land in Longmeadow
603 Zadok Colton Josiah Cooley 01-28-1802 3 acres of land
604 John Cooley Josiah Cooley 02-22-1811 5 acres land in Longmeadow
605 Experience Cooley Josiah Cooley 11-04-1790 1/3 of a lot of land in Longmeadow
606 Proprietors of the Common Land in Springfield Josiah Cooley 04-21-1742 5 and 3/4 acres of land
607 Timothy Bliss, Edward Bliss Josiah Cooley 09-24-1745 2 acres land in Longmeadow
608 Hezekiah Cooley Josiah Cooley 08-07-1758 Land in Longmeadow
609 John Williams Darius Morris 04-26-1786 Land in Wilbraham
610 Asa Chaffee Isaac Morris 04-07-1761 Land in Wales
611 William Sheldon Darius Morris 09-06-1790 Land in Wales (Wilbraham area)
612 Isaac Morris Darius Morris 01-16-1793
613 Rebecca Morris Joseph Morris 12-30-1802 2 parcels of land in Wilbraham
614 Isaac Morris Darius Morris 01-11-1793 Land in Wilbraham (Wales)
615 Lucy Morris, et. al. Joseph Morris 07-15-1807 Land in Stafford, Connecticut
616 Bezaleel Sherman Isaac Morris 06-16-1777 Land in Brimfield
617 Hannah Chaffee, Joseph Chaffee Isaac Morris 08-18-1761 Land in Brimfield
618 Oren Colton Luther Colton 10-12-1813 Land in Longmeadow 23 acres
619 Elishia Bowen, et. al. Joseph Morris 06-14-1836 Land in Wilbraham
620 Isaac Wood, Betsy Wood Joseph Morris 07-12-1835 Land in Wilbraham
621 Isaac Wood, Betsy Wood Joseph Morris 06-25-1806 Land in Stafford Connecticut
622 John Davis, Hannah Davis Joseph Morris 05-12-1818 land in Wilbraham and Monson
623 Sylvester Morris Joseph Morris 06-27-1835 Land in Wilbraham
624 Sylvester Morris Rebekkah Morris 04-22-1799 Land in Wilbraham 2 parcels
625 Irene Morris, et. al, Joseph Morris 01-03-1809 Land in Monson and Wilbrarham
626 Ephraim Morris Joseph Morris 02-10-1810 Land in Wilbraham
627 Joshua Clark, Eunice Clark Joseph Morris 11-02-1812 Land in Wilbrarham
628 Henry Battens Joseph Morris 11-11-1826 Land in Wilbraham
629 Hannah Chaffee, Joseph Chaffee Isaac Morris 08-18-1761 32 acres of land in Springfield
630 Springfield Eliakim Cooley 03-09-1702 Land grant
631 Springfield Proprietor’s grant Eliakim Cooley 12-28-1744 Land in Longmeadow
632 Benjamin West Eliakim Cooley 12-26-1695 Land in Enfield 45 acre plus
633 John Morgan Eliakim Cooley 12-03-1717 Land in Springfield
634 Samuel Cooley Eliakim Cooley 10-14-1734 Land in Springfield, 10 acres more or less
635 Daniel Cooley Eliakim Cooley 01-30-1717/18 Land in Springfield
636 Experience Cooley Josiah Cooley 10-12-1790 Quitclaim deed
637 Thomas Mirick Eliakim Cooley 05-09-1699 1/16 of a sawmill
638 Joseph Cooley Eliakim Cooley n.d.
639 Matthew Cooley Eliakim Cooley 01-10-1733/34 Land in Connecticut
640 Joseph Parsons Hezekiah Parsons 05-14-1697 Land in Longmeadow
641 Enfield Town Benjamin Cooley, George Colton 1700 Land in Enfield
642 Abel Leonard Josiah Cooley 11-13-1748 Land in Longmeadow
643 John Anderson, Mary Anderson Josiah Cooley 04-03-1760 10 acres land and house theron
644 Eliakim Cooley Josiah Cooley 01-25-1749/50 Land in Longmeadow
645 Samuel Keep Eliakim Cooley 03-24-1702 Land in Longmeadow
646 Hezekiah Parsons Eliakim Cooley 05-18-1697 Land in Longmeadow
647 Josiah Cooley Josiah Cooley, Jr. 03-11-1777 Land, 1/2 house and 1/2 barn
648 Chester Morris Joseph Morris 07-16-1816 Land in Wilbraham
649 Ebenezer Morris, et. al Joseph Morris 06-23-1818 Quitclaim
650 Isaac Morris Darius Morris 04-20-1775 Land in Wilbraham
651 Isaac Morris Darius Morris 02-11-1785
652 Samuel Williams Darius Morris, Edward Morris 12-01-1779 Land in Wilbraham
653 Richard Woolworth Josiah Cooley 04-28-1789 Land in Longmeadow
654 Luke Cooley Josiah Cooley 12-08-1743 12 acres of land in Longmeadow
655 Matthew Cooley Josiah Cooley 02-14-1771 Land in Longmeadow – 7 acres plus
656 Moses Field Josiah Cooley 03-10-1779 Land in Longmeadow
657 Richard Woolworth Josiah Cooley 07-05-1786 land in Longmeadow three acres
658 Experience Cooley Josiah Cooley 10-12-1790 Land in Woolf Swamp – 9 acres
659 Samuel Marshfield Benjamin Cooley 04-16-1673 Land in Longmeadow
660 Thomas Mirick Benjamin Cooley 09-27-1679
661 Joseph Cooley Eliakim Cooley, Daniel Cooley, Benjamin Cooley 1699 Land in Longmeadow
662 Samuel Osborne Eliakim Cooley 06-06-1701 Land in Longmeadow
663 Nathaniel Burt Ebenezer Rumrill 03-25-1785 Writ of attachment to land
664 Josiah Cooley William Colton, Asahel Colton 03-30-1815
665 John Pynchon George Colton 03-07-1678 13 parcels of meadow land
666 Agawam Indians William Pynchon 07-15-1636 Photocopy of deed for land that is now the present site of Springfield
667 Nathaniel Burt Stephen Williams 11-27-1716 Deed
668 Joseph Colton John Pyncheon 05-16-1717
669 Thomas Bliss Samuel Colton 05-02-1732 2 parcels of land one in Enfield and one in outward Commons now part of Ludlow
700 William Scott Samuel Taylor 02-27-1727 Land in Checopy
701 John Bliss Samuel Colton 03-25-1720 Land in Springfield
702 Luke Hitchcock, Jr. James Warriner 05-20-1713 Sale of land
703 Agawam John Bliss
704 Thomas Colton Isaac Colton 12-03-1720 Land in Longmeadow
705 Bela Coomes Sumner W. Gates 11-24-1875 Land in Longmeadow
706 William Sheldon Asahel Colton 04-12-1855 Land in Longmeadow
707 Springfield Savings Bank given by Daniel C. Pitkin Charles S. Gates 01-01-1880 Land in Longmeadow
708 Sumner W. Gates and wife Charles S. Gates 01-04-1902 Dower and homestead rights
709 Springfield Institute for Savings Sumner W. Gates 01-07-1902 Premises
710 Sumner W. Gates Charles S. Gates 01-07-1902 Land in Longmeadow
711 Sumner W. Gates Charles S. Gates 12-1887 Farm properties and tools on residence 1183 Longmeadow Street
712 S. W. Gates C.S. Gates 06-19-1911 Contract to divide Longmeadow house into two houses between Gates and W.J. Quinn
713 Isaac Colton Samuel C. Keep, Jr. 12-12-1749 land in Longmeaodw
714 Seth Steele Asahel colton 11-09-1805 Land in Longmeadow
715 Solomon Colton Asahel Colton 04-15-1811 30 acres land in Longmeadow and 20 acres in Springfield
716 Jonathan Dwight, Jr. Asahel Colton 12-10-1806 Land in Longmeadow
717 Gaius Bliss Asahel Colton 10-04-1816 Land in Longmeadow
718 Josiah Cooley Asahel Colton 10-04-1816 Land in Longmeadow
719 Levi Crandall Asahel Colton 03-14-1822 land in Longmeadow
720 Asahel Colton Asahel Colton, Jr. 04-30-1827 land in Longmeadow
721 William Burt Asahel Colton 03-28-1829 Land in Longmeadow
722 Heber Keep Asahel Colton 11-16-1842 Land in Longmeadow
723 William Simons Asahel Colton 06-10-1845 Land in Longmeadow
724 Asahel Colton Hartford and Springfield Railroad Corporation 12-19-1843 Land in Longmeadow
725 Samuel S. Coomes Asahel Colton 09-18-1848 Land in Longmeadow
726 Belinda Cooley Asahel Colton 06-14-1850 Land in Longmeadow
727 Robert W. McChester Newton Colton, Asahel Colton 02-06-1850 Land and buildings thereon in Longmeadow
728 Stephen T. Colton, Timothy Pease, Anna pease Asashel Colton 04-28-1866 Land in Longmeadow
729 Levi Crandall Asa Colton 03-12-1822
730 Friend M. Hamblet Longmeadow Inhabitants 06-19-1837 Several plots of land
731 Heber Keep Longmeadow Inhabitants 06-26-1837 Home farm and other land
732 Jeremiah Waterhouse Longmeadow Inhabitants 11-18-1837 Land in Longmeadow
733 Dennis Pease Longmeadow Inhabitants 10-21-1837 Land in Longmeadow
734 Willis Phelps Longmedow Inhabitants Land in Longmeadow
735 Abel Pease Selectmen of Longmeadow and overseers of the poor 04-28-1838 35 acres land and dwelling house and barn
736 Abel Pease Longmeadow Inhabitants 03-29-1839 Homestead and 70 acres
737 George Colton Second School district of Longmeadow 02-22-1839 Brick schoolhouse and land
738 Alfred Taylor Longmeadow Inhabitants 04-14-1840 land and Homestead lately owned by Seth Taylor
739 Erastus North Town of Longmeadow 11-23-1843 Land in East Longmeadow
740 George M. Callender Longmeadow Inhabitants 10-23-1843 Land
741 David Hunn Longmeadow Inhabitants 01-15-1846 40 acres and buildings thereon and is Homestead where Harvey Chapman now lives
742 Simeon Newell Longmeadow Inhabitants 12-29-1846 Homestead and buildings and land
743 Nathaniel B. Newell Town of Longmeadow 07-01-1853 Land in Longmeadow
744 Daniel Colton Town of Longmeadow 05-04-1848 Land
745 Samuel Bodurtha Samuel Taylor 03-10-1732/33 Land
746 Roderick Burt Walter Coomes, Jr. 03-22-1832 Agreement to lease “that tract of land in the meadow called new pasture together with another lot” Burt had purchased this land from Captain Gideon Colton.
747 Madeline E. Kneeland James W. MacAllen and Patricia A. MacAllen 09-27-1977 Warranty deed for 3 Oxford Road, Longmeadow


  • Conveyancing--Massachusetts
  • Land use
Types of material
  • Deeds

Longmeadow celebrations collection, 1883-1999, undated

4 boxes (1.7 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow celebrations collection documents various town celebrations, memorials and events. Materials include: invitation lists and programs for Longmeadow’s 1883 Centennial; the Sesquicentennial Souvenir volume, guest badges and newspaper clippings; Richard Salter Storrs’ 200th Birthday celebration programs, “The Literary Worlds of Richard Salter Storrs” pamphlet, patron list and appeal, buttons, and newspaper clippings; and Memorial Day programs and addresses,1922-1999, including an Omar Bradley address from 1948.

Documentation of the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976 includes: minutes of the Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission, lists of committee members, Commission correspondence, and letters of invitation to town gardeners. There are also flyers, brochures, and programs for Bicentennial events; newspaper clippings; and photographs. This section also includes copies of Longmeadow calendars, 1975-1976; a Longmeadow Maternal Association quilt block booklet; a copy of the Congressional Record with an Edward P. Boland address; buttons; and a Bicentennial-themed needlepoint kit for a glasses case.

Materials relating to Longmeadow’s own Bicentennial in 1983 include house tour pamphlets, a History of Longmeadow coloring book, event flyers, photos, and newspaper clippings.

Rounding out the collection are various programs and ephemera from several Longmeadow events such as concerts, recitals and a local fair, with dates ranging from 1893 to 1968, as well as undated material.
Box and Folder Listing

Folder/Item label Date range Box:Folder
Longmeadow Centennial. Printed Invitations. 1883 1:1
Longmeadow Centennial. List of Individuals to whom invitations were sent. 1883 1:2
Longmeadow Centennial. Programs and Centennial volume Table of Contents. 1883 1:3
Longmeadow Centennial. Manuscript copy of Centennial volume genealogical appendix. 1883 1:4
Longmeadow Sesquicentennial. Badges. 1933 1:5
Longmeadow Sesquicentennial. Programs, clippings and guest ticket. 1933, 1975-76 1:6
Longmeadow Sesquicentennial. Official Souvenir book. 1933 1:7
Longmeadow Sesquicentennial. Photographs 1933 1:8
Longmeadow Sesquicentennial. Springfield Union and Springfield Republican front page spread on Sesquicentennial. 1933 Oversize box 1
Longmeadow Memorial Day. Programs, messages and correspondence. 1922, 1952-1996 1:9
Longmeadow Memorial Day. Omar Bradley address. 1948 1:10
Longmeadow Memorial Day. Clippings 1960-1999 1:11
Longmeadow Memorial Day. Photographs. ca. 1970-1980 1:12
Richard Salter Storrs 200th Birthday. Programs, patrons list, and button. 1973 2:1
Richard Salter Storrs 200th Birthday. Clippings 1973 2:2
Longmeadow Celebrations. Miscellaneous events 1893-1968, undated 2:3
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission minutes 1973-1976 2:4
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission members list and minutes 1974-1976 2:5
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission. Minutes, reports and correspondence. 1974-1976 2:6
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission. Correspondence 1975-1976 2:7
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission. Correspondence 1973-1974 2:8
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Bicentennial Commission. Garden tour 1975-1976 2:9
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Programs and flyers 1975 3:1
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Programs and flyers 1976 3:2
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Posters 2 copies of a poster for Bicentennial Ball, 1976 and a poster for an exhibition at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, 1976 Oversize folder 1
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Calendars 1975-1976 3:3
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Clippings 1975-1976 3:4
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Clippings 1975-1976 3:5
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Clippings 1975-1976 3:6
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Congressional Record, July 27, 1976 1976 3:7
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Maternal Association Quilt Block 1976 3:8
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Longmeadow Maternal Association Quilt. 2 photographs 1976 Oversize box 1
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Needlepoint kit, spectacle case, buttons and other ephemera. 1976 3:9
Longmeadow Bicentennial (National). Photographs. 1976 3:10
Longmeadow Bicentennial (Local) Program, flyers, and coloring book 1983 4:1
Longmeadow Bicentennial (Local) Clippings 1983 4:2
Longmeadow Bicentennial (Local) Clippings 1983 4:3
Longmeadow Bicentennial (Local) Photographs 1983 4:4
Longmeadow 350th Anniversary. Certificate 1994 Oversize box 1


  • American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Massachusetts--Longmeadow
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Memorial Day addresses
  • Bicentennial Commission (Longmeadow, Mass.)
  • Boland, Edward P.
  • Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981
Types of material
  • Buttons
  • Clippings
  • Coloring books
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Programs

Longmeadow churches collection, 1758-2000

6 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

First Church

Background Note
The churches collection documents Longmeadow’s various religious institutions. The bulk of the material is related to the First Church of Christ. Other denominations, including Catholics, Episcopalians, and Jews, are less well represented.

The First Church of Christ, Longmeadow was established in 1713. The first meeting house was built in 1716. In 1767 and 1768 a second meeting house was built to replace the first, and was located on the Green just north of the initial meeting house. A new bell for the church was purchased in 1809 from Paul Revere in Boston. The church was extensively remodeled in 1828 and 1874 when it was moved to its present location at the corner of Longmeadow and Williams streets. The church was a gothic style building from 1874 until 1932 when it was remodeled to its current colonial style.

Reverend Stephen Williams was the first minister, beginning in 1716 and continuing until 1782. Subsequent ministers include: Richard Salter Storrs, 1785-1819; Baxter Dickenson, 1823-1829; Jonathan Bailey Condit, 1831-1865; Hubbard Beebe, 1837-1843; Samuel Wolcott, 1843-1847; John Wheeler Harding, 1850-1891; Stephen Goodyear Barnes, 1892-1901; and Henry Lincoln Bailey, 1901-1916.

Scope and Content Note
Materials related to First Church of Christ include: general histories; weekly bulletins, newsletters, and yearbooks; annual reports and budgets; miscellaneous materials related to a number of Church committees including the Men’s Prayer Group, Music Committee, Sewing Society, Evening Fellowship, and Women’s Committee; menus, reports, and newspaper clippings for the annual May Breakfast. Of particular interest is a volume beginning in 1716 of church records which note church admissions, dismissals, baptisms, deaths, marriages, church meetings and other church related information.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church materials include photos and Seed Sown on Good Ground: a History of St. Mary’s Parish, written in 1977. Material related to St. Andrews Episcopal Church includes newspaper clippings, photos, and an illustration. The collection also contains several photos of Beth Israel Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Jacob and a copy of Declaration of Faith and Covenant of the Baptist Church, Longmeadow, from 1842.
Box and Folder Listing

Folder/Item label Description/Date range Box:Folder
First Church – History Annual Reports, budgets, lists of officers and members, 1900-1966 1:1
First Church – History Index of first 918 members of church, 1716-1838. Compiled by Thomas Cordis, ca. 1892 1:2
First Church – History Memories of the Longmeadow First Church Chapel, prepared by Mrs. George Goodman (Mary E. Watrous) and James D. Booth, 1967 1:3
First Church – History – Building Dedication Program, 1875 1:4
First Church – History – Chapel Written history and photograph, undated 1:5
First Church – History – Financial records 1822-1875 1:6
First Church – History – General 1837-1996 1:7
First Church – History – General 1872-1951, undated 1:8
First Church – History – Meeting House Miscellaneous materials, 1714-1932, undated 1:9
First Church – History – Ministry Lot Written histories, 1966 and undated 1:10
First Church – History – Music Includes a 1774 bill for a bass viol “to assist the public in singing,” and reflections by C. S. Newell on music played at First Church circa 1840 1:11
First Church – History – Organ dedication Printed Order of Worship, 1929 1:12
First Church – History – Parish Houses and Parsonages Written histories, undated, Dedication invitation, 1949 and a stereograph, undated 1:13
First Church – History – Pastoral Letters and printed sermons 1960-1961, 1974 1:14
First Church – History – Pew assignments 1759-1881 1:15
First Church – History – Revere Bell Receipts and newspaper clippings, 1810, 1816, 1932, 1966 and undated 1:16
First Church – History – Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Printed card, 1819 and Vacation Bible School class photograph, undated 1:17
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Brotherhood Meeting notices, membership lists, and programs, 1912-1921, undated 2:1
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Building Committee Meeting notice and brochures, 1932-1947, undated 2:2
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Christian Commission List of items sent to the Christian Commission 1864 2:3
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Evening Fellowship Club Lists of meetings and members, 1975-1978 2:4
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Female Missionary Association Book of records, 1803-1825 2:5
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Married Couples Club Program, 1965-1966 2:6
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Men’s Prayer Group Charter, 1766 2:7
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Missionary Committee and Society 1832 -1975 2:8
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Missionary Committee and Society “Missionary Flag”. Includes names, when born or arrived in Longmeadow and missionary or educational service. Oversize folder 1
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Sewing Society Report extract, 1902 2:9
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Sunday School Committee 1839-1966 2:10
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Benevolent Society 1840-1969 2:11
First Church – Committees, societies and associations – Women’s Fellowship Yearbooks, 1971-1977 2:12
First Church – May Breakfast Association Secretary’s Report, 1869-1882 3:1
First Church – May Breakfast Association By-laws, 1957 and articles related to various Breakfasts, 1900-1944 3:2
First Church – May Breakfast Association 1893-1941 3:3
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1874-1891 3:4
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1892-1901 3:5
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1902-1808 3:6
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1909-1915 3:7
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1916-1939 3:8
First Church – May Breakfast Association Menus, 1940-1976 3:9
First Church – May Breakfast Association Harvest Supper menus, 1919-1952 and newspaper clippings, 1917 and 1949 3:10
First Church – May Breakfast Association Photographs and clippings, 1878, 1902-1988 3:11
First Church – Pastors – General Miscellaneous materials relating to past pastors 4:1
First Church – Pastors – Rev. Daniel B. Leavitt 4:2
First Church – Pastors – Rev. Thomas A. Roan 4:3
First Church – Anniversaries – 200th Dedication and newspaper clippings, 1916 4:4
First Church – Anniversaries – 225th Anniversary programs, 1941 4:5
First Church – Anniversaries – 250th Committee minutes, notices, and 1965-1967 4:6
First Church – Anniversaries – 250th Anniversary booklet, 1966 4:7
First Church – Anniversaries – 250th Newspaper clippings, 1965-1966 4:8
First Church – Anniversaries – 275th 1991 4:9
First Church – Anniversaries Newspaper clippings, 1941-1966 4:10
First Church – Publications Weekly bulletins, 1910-1920 5:1
First Church – Publications Weekly bulletins. 1921-1973, 1987 5:2
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1924-1971 5:3
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1975-1990 5:4
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1991 5:5
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1992 5:6
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1993 5:7
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1994 5:8
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1995 5:9
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1996 5:10
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1997 6:1
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1998 6:2
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 1999 6:3
First Church – Publications Newsletters, 2000 6:4
First Church – Publications Yearbook and directory, 1977-1981, 1990 and 1993 6:5
First Church – Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings, 1910-1972, and undated 6:6
First Church – Miscellaneous Photos and images, 1874, and undated 6:7
First Church – Miscellaneous Photograph of Church on the Green, undated Oversized photographs box 1
First Church – Miscellaneous Program for a play, “The Ladies of Crawford,” by Margaret Taylor, 1912 6:8
First Church – Miscellaneous – Architecture Floor plans and layouts, undated 6:9
First Church – Miscellaneous – Architecture Elevations, longitudinal section and ceiling plan, by Alexander Rice Esty, undated Oversize folder 1
Churches – Baptist Church “Declaration of Faith and Covenant of the Baptist Church, Longmeadow, Mass,” 1842 6:10
Churches – Jewish Synagogues Photographs, 1980’s 6:11
Churches – St. Andrews Episcopal Newspaper clipping, 1994 calendar image, 1980 and photographs, undated and 1980’s 6:12
Churches – St. Mary’s Parish “Seed Sown of Good Ground: A History of St. Mary’s Parish Longmeadow, MA.,” 1977 (2 copies), typed history, undated and photographs, undated 6:13


  • Church buildings--Massachusetts--Longmeadow
  • Church committees
  • Clergy
  • Beth Israel Synagogue (Longmeadow, Mass.)
  • First Church in Longmeadow (Longmeadow, Mass.)
  • Saint Mary's Parish (Longmeadow, Mass.)
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church (Longmeadow, Mass.)
Types of material
  • Clippings
  • Photographs

Longmeadow family history collection, 1718-present

19 boxes (8 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow family history collection contains a wide variety of materials related to local individuals and families. Materials include: correspondence, obituaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies and family histories, financial and legal documents, diaries, and account books. The collection also includes photographs of family members and properties and several published items. While a number of the families or individuals have only a few related documents there are several that are well-represented, including the Colton, Keep, Storrs, and Williams families.

Colton Family materials include: correspondence, bills & receipts, marriage certificates, military commissions, genealogies, and photographs. Additional materials include Colton Family Newsletters, a printed sermon for the interment of Lucretia Colton by Alfred Ely, 1821, and “In Memoriam: Deacon Walter Colton.” by A.M. Colton.

Keep family materials include over 100 letters, largely from the 1820s, many of them addressed to Nathan Cooley Keep (1800–1875), who was founding Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Letters discuss visits with various family members and friends, news of the family farm, business matters, education, and religion.

Materials related to the Williams family include: anagrams by Abigail Williams, 1718; the will of Reverend Stephen Williams, 1771; the letters and diaries of Jerusha Williams (with typed transcriptions), 1801-1824; John Williams’ Deerfield sermons, 1713 and undated; and correspondence, newspaper clippings, and articles related to Eleazer Williams, the “Lost Dauphin.” Items of more recent vintage include photos of Williams family descendants who visited the Historical Society in 1992.

Richard Salter Storrs (1763-1819) materials include a letter to Rev. Bezaleel Howards of Springfield from the Longmeadow Church Committee announcing the invitation to Mr. Richard Salter Storrs to preach in 1785 and an estate inventory from 1820. Richard Salter Storrs (1787-1873) materials include a letter to Ebenezer Bliss, 1849, and copies of his obituary.

Related collections: The Sermon Collection includes sermons by Stephen Williams and all three of the men named Richard Salter Storrs. The Account Book Collection includes a number of account books kept by various members of the Colton family.
Box and Folder Listing

Folder label Description/Items of note Box:Folder
Allen Family 1:1
Allen, Clara Hall 1:2
Allen, Agnes T. 1:3
Allen, Charles S. (1847-1909) 1:4
Andrews, Henrietta (d. 1881, aged 53) 1:5
Atchison, Deliverance 1:6
Bacon, Mrs. W. S. Photograph, undated 1:7
Baer, Albert Gottlieb, Sr. (1920-2009) Obituary 1:8
Bailey, Henry Lincoln (b. 1865) 1:9
Barber, Lucy J. 1:10
Barnes, Rev. Stephen Goodyear (b. 1853) 1:11
Bartlett Family 1:12
Bartlett, Rev. Robert M. Newspaper clippings, 1965 1:13
Bascom, Mrs. Photographs 1:14
Bayley, Dianne A. 1:15
Beardsley, Levi 1:16
Bebke (?), Edwin Reward of Merit 1:17
Blake, Elijah and Blake, Marshall Bronson (1814-1894) Photographs and memorial 1:18
Bliss Family 1:19
Bliss, Catherine L. 1:20
Bliss, Rev. Charles R. (1828-1901) 1:21
Bliss, Chloe Journal, 1824 1:22
Bliss, Ebenezer, 2nd (1725-1808) 1:23
Bliss, Deacon Ebenezer (1795-1868) 1:24
Bliss, Deacon Ebenezer (1795-1868) American and Foreign Christian Union certificate, 1852; American Tract Society certificate, 1856 Oversize box 2
Bliss, Edwin Newell (d. 1881) 1:25
Bliss, Eunice Eliza (b. 1840) 1:26
Bliss, Gad (1762-1845) and Bliss, Gad Olcott (1807-1872) 1:27
Bliss, Gad Olcott (1807-1872) Hand colored portrait, undated Oversize box 2
Bliss, Gaius (1761-1843) 1:28
Bliss, Georgianna (Mrs. McQueen) Letter from Mary Lyon, 1847 1:29
Bliss, Hannah A. (Mrs. Rev. Doctor Dorus Clarke) 50th anniversary clipping, 1874 1:30
Bliss, Henry A. 1:31
Bliss, James (1797-1864) 1:32
Bliss, John (b. 16–) 1:33
Bliss, Julia Marilla 1:34
Bliss, Julia Marilla Mount Holyoke Female Seminary Diploma, 1859 Oversize box 2
Bliss, Lydia Letter to Hannah Bliss 1:35
Bliss, Nathaniel 1:36
Bliss, Noah 1:37
Bliss, Ruth Chapman (b. 1866) (m. John J. Boggs) History of her life as a medical missionary in China by her niece or nephew * includes 2 photos of someone else (possibly the niece?) 1:38
Bliss, Samuel, 4th 1:39
Bliss, Simeon (d. 1838) Militia order from Samuel Colton Stebbins (1796-1873), 1832 1:40
Bliss, Walter father and son (1861-1939) 1:41
Bliss, Walter (1796-1867) and Colton, Harriet (1799-1866) Family Register Oversize box 2
Bodfish, Robert Ware (1895-1991) 2:1
Boies, Rev. William E. 2:2
Booth Family 2:3
Booth, David Jr. (1765-1826) 2:4
Booth, David, 2nd (1837-1907) Includes photographs and diary 2:5
Booth, David Account books, 1897-1902 2:6
Booth, David Yale University diploma, 1819 Oversize box 2
Booth, Flavia (1804-1885) Genealogy 2:7
Booth, James D. (1937-1970) 2:8
Booth, Joseph (1802-1867) Letters, 1833-1834 2:8
Booth, Lucy (b.1798) 2:10
Booth, Lucy Jorey 2:11
Booth. Mary Catalog of Westfield Academy, 1825 2:12
Booth, Mary A. (1843-1922) 2:13
Booth, Samuel C. (b. 1812) 2:14
Brewer, Edward 2:15
Brewer, George 2:16
Briggs, L. and Co. 2:17
Brown Family 2:18
Buckingham, S. G. Portrait engraving 2:19
Bumstead, Joseph 2:20
Burbank, Daniel (1787-1865) 3:1
Burbank, Daniel Erskine (1826-1914) 3:2
Burbank, Daniel Erskine (1826-1914) Broadside of Government officials of Massachusetts, 1865 Oversize folder 1
Burbank, Daniel Erskine and Burbank, Helen Besse (d. 1948) Account book and obituary 3:3
Burbank, Mrs. D Erskine American Home Missionary Society life membership certificate, 1857 Oversize box 2
Burbank, Mrs. James B. Appointment to the Massachusetts Woman’s Committee of the Council of National Defense, 1918 Oversize box 2
Burbank, Mary Woolworth (m. Edgar O. Dyer, 1895) Wedding souvenir volume, 1895. Includes photographs. 3:4
Burbank, Pelatiah Receipt, 1810 3:5
Burnham Family 3:6
Burns, Nancy Storrs Suicide journal, 1836 with transcription. 3:7
Burt, Calvin (1761-1848) and Burt, Experience (d. 1833) Family Genealogy 3:8
Burt, Captain David (1733-1822) Genealogy and a Revolutionary War service record, undated 3:9
Burt, Jane (Mrs. Stillman) Photograph 3:10
Burt, Luther (b. 1773) 3:11
Burt, Deacon Nathaniel (1663-1749) Articles of agreement between Deacon Nathaniel Burt and Mary Crowfoot, 1740

Burt, Deacon Nathaniel (1711-1755) Will, 1755 3:13
Burt, Deacon Nathaniel (1711-1755) “An Elogy [sic] on the Death of Mr. Nathaniel Burt…Who was killed in the memorable battle at Lake George…,” printed broadside, 1755 Oversize box 2
Burt, Sarah mother and daughter Letter to husband and father Nathaniel in the Army at Lake George, 1755 (he died before the letter arrived) 3:14
Buxton Family 3:15
Cady, Deacon David 4:1
Calhoun, Emily 4:2
Castle Family 4:3
Champlin, Winslow S. Letters describing a trip to Washington D.C. and the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 4:4
Chapin Family 4:5
Chapman, Annie Warfield (?) 4:6
Chapman, John (“Johnny Appleseed”) (1774-1845) 4:7
Chapman, Captain Justin H. Carte de visite 4:8
Chapman, Captain Nathaniel (1746-1807) Life history by descendant George Huff 4:9
Chapman, Nellie and Beach, Howard F. (m. 1886) Carte de visites 4:10
Chapman, Nellie and Beach, Howard F. (m. 1886) Marriage certificate, 1886 Oversize box 2
Chapman, Dr. Thomas L. 4:11
Chapman, Dr. Thomas L. Berkshire Medical Institute diploma, 1842 and Membership certificate, Massachusetts Medical Society, 1846 Oversize folder 1
Chase, Berry Agreement with Gender Palmer, 1799 4:12
Chandler Family 4:13
Chillson, Otis 4:14
Chiusano, Nicholas Newspaper clippings 4:15
Clark and Clarke Family 4:16
Clark, Rev. Gideon Colton Photocopies of letters 4:17
Clark, Seth Document, 1792 4:18
Colton Family 5:1
Colton Clarion and Colton Family Newsletter 5:2
Colton, Abner (1727-1797) Bill of Sale, 1757 5:3
Colton, Albert Newton (b. 1880) and Colton, Beatrice E. Greene 5:4
Colton, Alvah Photograph of orchard, 1916 5:5
Colton, Ann Gregory Warriner (1778-1853) 5:6
Colton, Asa (1733-1778) 5:7
Colton, Captain Charles (1724-1809) 5:8
Colton, Clarinda (b. 1834) 5:9
Colton, Daniel and Colton, Emily Bliss Marriage certificate, 1830 5:10
Colton, Delia (1796-1842) 5:11
Colton, Demas 5:12
Colton, Ebenezer (1743-1793) 5:13
Colton, Edwin (1827-1893) 5:14
Colton, Elijah (1786-1844) 5:15
Colton, Eliza Undated letter 5:16
Colton, Miss Emerett 5:17
Colton, Emily Raynolds Parsons (b. 1848) 5:18
Colton, Enoch Letter, 1807 5:19
Colton, Ephraim 5:20
Colton, Eudora Raynolds (b. 1876) Photographs 5:21
Colton, Filia Kingsley (1797-1892) Photocopies of census and death records 5:22
Colton, Dr. Francis Parmalee (1824-1852) Includes copy prints of an earlier photographic portrait 5:23
Colton, Francis Parmalee (1878-1900) 5:24
Colton, Captain Gideon (1763-1850) 5:25
Colton, Isaac (1646-1700) 5:26
Colton, Jabez (1747-1819) Memorandum book, 1792-1807 and other documents. 6:1
Colton, Jacob (1799-1883) 6:2
Colton, John Newton (1837-1899) 6:3
Colton, Julia (b. 1837) (m. William W. Comstock) 6:4
Colton, Justin 6:5
Colton, Levi (1804-1849/50) 6:6
Colton, Mrs. Lucretia (1765-1848) (m. Gideon Colton) 6:7
Colton, Mrs. Lucretia (1787-1821) (m. Rev. Simeon Colton) Memorial sermon by Alfred Ely, 1821 6:8
Colton, Lieutenant Luther (1781-1857) 6:9
Colton, Lieutenant Luther (1781-1857) 3 military commissions for the Militia of the Commonwealth, 1809-1811 and resignation, 1815 Oversize box 2
Colton, Lyman (1799-1868) 6:10
Colton, Margaret Emily (1881-1972) 6:11
Colton, Mehitable (1763-1856) 6:12
Colton, Moses 6:13
Colton, Naomi Robinson (1828-1920) 6:14
Colton, Newton (1795-1858) 6:15
Colton, Mrs. Olive Tax receipt, 1850 6:16
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Register and items removed from account books 6:17
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Copies of the Register 6:18
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Information about James Booth’s donation of Colton account books 6:19
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Photocopy of Ledger D Index, 1768-1786, and copies of pages from several other Colton account books 6:20
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Partial transcription of inventory of his estate, 1795 6:21
Colton, Samuel (1727-1784) Miscellaneous papers 6:22
Colton, Ensign Simeon (1755-1834) 7:1
Colton, Simon Letter, 1822 7:2
Colton, Stephen T. (b. 1815) 7:3
Colton, Stephen T. (b. 1815) Transcriptions of diary, 1851-1860 7:4
Colton, Stephen T. (b. 1815) Diary, 1851-1860 (not located, 2018) BV 46
Colton, Stephen T. (b. 1815) Diary, 1861-1892. Not located, 2018 BV 45
Colton, Captain Thomas (1651-1728) 2 Military commissions, 1686 and 1690 7:5
Colton, Captain Thomas (1651-1728) Military commission, 1699 Oversize box 2
Colton, Thomas, Jr. (?) (1719-1808) 7:6
Colton, Thomas (1757-1824) Receipt, 1816 7:7
Colton, Deacon Walter (b. 1764) 7:8
Colton, Rev. Walter (1797-1851) 7:9
Colton, Warham Receipt, 1843 7:10
Comstock Family 7:11
Converse, Alonzo (1813-1904) 7:12
Converse, Henry Augustus (1839-1880) Biographical pamphlet, 1881 7:13
Cooley Family Includes Granville Jubilee Book, 1845 7:14
Cooley Family Association 7:15
Cooley, Aaron Debt notice, 1787 7:16
Cooley, Abner Newspaper clipping, 1936 7:17
Cooley, Daniel (1651-1727) 7:18
Cooley, Eliakim (1648-1711) Includes will and estate inventory, 1711 7:19
Cooley, Esther Will, 1757 7:20
Cooley, Frances M. 7:21
Cooley, Frank E. (1847-1945) Discharge paper, 1864 7:22
Cooley, George Colton Photocopy of will and estate settlement, 1770 7:23
Cooley, Griswould Will, 1764 7:24
Cooley, Hezekiah 8:1
Cooley, James (d. 1828 in Peru) Copies of his diplomatic correspondence and information about his year in Peru. 8:2
Cooley, Jonathan 8:3
Cooley, Josiah ( d.1778) Includes wills, 1772 and 1778 8:4
Cooley, Josiah, (d.1778) Partially printed letter stipulating the tax assessment for Springfield 1748 Oversize box 2
Cooley, Justin M. (1815-1890s) Copy of obituary 8:5
Cooley, Luke Bond to Josiah and Whitens Cooley,
Cooley, Margaret (d. 1841) 8:7
Cooley, Rectina 8:8
Cooley, Stephen Jr. (1755-1830) Biography by William Fenton 8:9
Cooley, Theodocia (b. 1807) and brother Cooley, Samuel (b. 1806) 8:10
Coomes Family 8:11
Coomes, Abbie (1849-1895) Photograph, undated Oversize box 2
Coomes, William B. (d. 1959) Obituary 8:12
Coomes, William Wallace (d. 1893) 8:13
Cordis Family 8:14
Cordner, Thomas Empty envelope from WPA 8:15
Cronk Family 8:16
Davenport Family Includes 1852 map of New Haven 8:17
Davenport, Abigail (1696-1766) (m. Rev. Stephen Williams) 8:18
Davenport, James Photograph with dog Dave 8:19
Dexter Family 8:20
Dickinson, Rev. W.C. (1827-1899) Obituary 8:21
Doddridge, Rev. Philip (1702-1751) Letters to the Reverend and Miss Scott, 1741, 1745 and manuscript copy of an undated letter to his wife 8:22
Dudley, Lucy Colton Will, 1800 and assignation of Nathaniel Ely as her executor, 1802 8:23
Duryea, M. J. 1 photograph 8:24
Dwight, Jonathan Letter, 1813 8:25
Dwight, Oliver and Dwight, Mary 8:26
Ely, Abigail (m. Nathan Ely) Letter to Hannah Bliss, undated 8:27
Ely, Ethan Description of land of the estate of John Hale now owned by Mrs. Experience Cooley and Mrs. Rebecca Colton, 1799 and a survey and plan of Josiah Cooley’s land sold to Ebenezer Burt, 1800 8:28
Ely, Ethan (b. 1791) Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1817-1853 8:29
Ely, Ethan C. (1835-1906) and Ely, Charity Richardson Bush (1836-1867, m. 1857) Includes several photographs 8:30
Ely, Ethan C. (1835-1906) Plan of land owned by Ely in Longmeadow drawn by L. A. Pease, 1876 Oversize folder 1
Ely, Deacon Jonathan (1683-1753) and Ely, Lydia Burt (d. 1767) 8:31
Ely, Jonathan (1798-1847) Militia order, 1819 and printed course of study for Middlebury College, undated 8:32
Ely, Martha (1795-1857) (m. Rev. Daniel Temple) 8:33
Ely, Deacon Nathaniel (1716-1799) 8:34
Ely, Nathaniel (1751-1808) and Ely, Hannah 8:35
Ely, Robert 2 photographs 8:36
Emerson Family 8:37
Emerson, Annie E. (1859-1941) 8:38
Evarts, Joseph (1804-1874) and Evarts, Clarinda Cooley (1805-1896) Photograph 8:39
Everett-Everitt Family 8:40
Fay Family 8:41
Ferre-Ferry Family 8:42
Firman, King, and Hale Families 8:43
Fisk, Alfred M. Photograph 8:44
Fitch, Martha (d. 1831) Letters, 1824 and undated 8:45
Fitch, Patty (b. 1799) Letters and notes, 1815-1816, and undated 8:46
Flynt, Henry Needham (1893-1970) Eulogy, 1970 9:1
French, Richard Plan for his land, 1771 Oversize box 2
Frost Family 9:2
Gates-McQueen Family 9:3
Gates, Daniel (1787-1867) Biography by William Fenton 9:4
Gates, Kate S. 9:5
Godfrey, Peggy Newspaper clippings, 1983-1992 9:6
Goldthwaite Family 9:7
Goldthwait, Erastus (1772-1848) Military appointments, 1803 and 1806 9:8
Goodell, William Notes on “Questions of Logic,” 1847 9:9
Goodman, Joseph and Mrs. Goodman Photographs 9:10
Goodman, Mary (1882-1976) Massachusetts Sunday School Association Teacher-Training certificate, 1914 9:11
Goodman, William and Goodman, Jessie 9:12
Green, Pownal Letter, 1840 9:13
Griswold, A.H. And Griswold, Harriet 9:14
Griswold, Ralph E. 9:15
Hackley, Levi Letter, 1788 9:16
Hale , Enoch (1753-1837) Document related to the Hampshire Missionary Society, 1801 9:17
Hale, Hezekiah (1740-1813) 9:18
Hale, Jonathan (1738-1806) Miscellaneous papers, 1773-1806 9:19
Hale, Sarah Beman (1718-1810) Genealogy 9:20
Hale, Thomas Deeds, 1733, 1785 9:21
Hamilton, Barry “Ode to the Greenwood Rockets,” 2014 9:22
Hamilton, H.A. Letter 9:23
Hancock Family 9:24
Harding, John P. Obituary 9:25
Harding, John Wheeler (1821-1896) and Harding, Mehitabel Lane (1831-1922) 9:26
Harding, William C. (1854-1926) 9:27
Hatch, Frank S. (1888-1955) and Hatch, Marian Heuser (1891-1981) Obituaries 9:28
Hayes, Eli Denison (1825-1906) 9:29
Heath, Major General William (1737-1814) 9:30
Hermann, Harry 9:31
Hitchcock. John Goldsmith (b. 1830) 9:32
Hooker Family Photographs 9:33
Hosmer Family 9:34
Hovey Family Genealogy 9:35
Howard, Aaron 9:36
Hun-Hunn Family 9:37
Hurlbutt, David and Hurlbutt, L.S. Letter, 1847 9:38
Hurley, John and Hurley, Mary 9:39
Hutchinson, Charles (1911-1944) 9:40
Jackman and Hollister Families Family record 9:41
Jackson. Susan Summons, 1806 9:42
Jorey Family 9:43
Keep Family 10:1
Keep, John (d. 1676) 10:2
Keep, John Rev. (1781-1870) 10:3
Keep, John Robinson (1810-1884) Memorial, 1885 10:4
Keep, Nathan Cooley (1800-1875) 10:5
Keep Family letters. Transcriptions 11:1-16
Knox Family 12:1
Lawton Family 12:2
Lawton Family Ancestral register, circa 1906, for William C. Lawton and Ruth White Merriam Shelf B7
Lawton, John Memorandum of son Sanford’s expenses for education. 1821-1825 12:3
Leete Family 12:4
Leveillee, Amos J. and Mrs. Leveillee Newspaper clipping, 1953 12:5
Lewis Family 12:6
Lincoln, Alan 12:7
Lincoln, Rev. George Photograph 12:8
Markham Family 12:9
McFethries, John (1830-1907) Obituary 12:10
McKinstry, J.A. Tintype, undated 12:11
McQueen Family 12:12
Medlicott Family 12:13
Merriam, George Receipt, 1839 12:14
Miller, Joseph Promissory note to John Pynchon, 1721/22 12:15
Mills, Capt. Thomas Military commissions, 1820-1821 12:16
Miner, Isabella Cooley Letter, 1876 12:17
Moutton. Josiah Tavern recognizance, 1811 12:18
Mun, John, surveyor Plan for land granted to Benjamin Cooley 1660-61, surveyed 1743 Oversize box 2
Munroe Family “Souvenir of 1775. 1775-1885,” 1885 12:19
Newell Family 12:20
Newell Family Photographs 12:21
Newell, Hermon (1774-1833), stone carver Request for Bethuel Baker to send slabs of marble, 1814 12:22
Nichols, Carlos 12:23
Noble Family 13:1
Nye, Robert Nason (1892-1947) Memorial, photograph 13:2
Oldfield, Ruth Evelyn Photograph, 1938 13:3
Page Family 13:4
Page, Kenneth Bausman (1896-1973) 13:5
Page, Kenneth Bausman (1896-1973) Military records, 1917-1919 Oversize box 2
Parker Family 13:6
Parsons Family 13:7
Pease Family of Enfield, Connecticut 13:8
Pease Family of Somer, Connecticut Letters, 1869 13:9
Peterson, Albert Forbes (1926-1943) 13:10
Phillips Family 13:11
Potter Family 13:12
Pynchon, John Letter, 1675 13:13
Pynchon, William 13:14
Radasch, Prof. Arthur 13:15
Raynolds-Reynolds Family 13:16
Richardson Family Photographs. 1957 13:17
Robinson Family 13:18
Russell Family Photographs 13:19
Salter, Rev. Dr. Richard Photograph and genealogy 13:20
Sanderson, Julia (1887-1975) (m. Frank Crumit) 13:21
Santos, Peter 13:22
Schauffler, Mary Raynolds (1802-1895) 13:23
Scott, Sir Walter Facsimile letter, 1832 13:24
Scott, Willard Brochure 13:25
Sexton-Saxton Family 13:26
Sheldon, John (1658-1733) “John Sheldon and the Old Indian House Homestead” by J. Arms Sheldon, 1911 13:27
Sheldon, William, Jr. (1788-1871) 13:28
Sheldon, William, Jr. (1788-1871) Patent for a chemical powder to mix with paint, signed by James Madison, 1811 Oversize box 2
Shuntleff, William S. (1830-1896) 13:29
Sigourney, Lydia Huntley (1791-1865) Letter, 1860 13:30
Sikes, Chauncey Power of attorney, 1796 13:31
Sikes, Edwin and Sikes, Clarinda Simons Photographs 13:32
Silliman, Abigail Letter, 1786 13:33
Simon, Annie T. (m. Alvan L. Fowler) Postcard, 1949 13:34
Smith, David Trowbridge 2 expense books, 1874-1888, carte de visite, post 1874 13:35
Smith, Eleazer Manuscript related to church’s decision to debar Eleazer Smith for fornication, 1750 13:36
Smith, Frank Everdell (1876-1960) 14:1
Smith, Frank Everdell (1876-1960) Photographs, 1939 Oversize box 2
Smith, Grace Trowbridge (b. 1880) Correspondence and photographs, circa 1880 – 1957, undated 14:2
Smith, Lucy Jane Griswold (1837-1947) (m. David Trowbridge Smith) Friendship album, 1865 14:3
Smith, Lucy Jane Griswold (1837-1947) (m. David Trowbridge Smith) School notebook, 1869-1870 (also includes family expenses for Rev. J. M. Price, Verndale, Minnesota, 1889-1893) 14:4
Smith, Lucy Jane Griswold (1837-1947) (m. David Trowbridge Smith) Letters and photographs 14:5
Smith, Lucy Jane Griswold (1837-1947) (m. David Trowbridge Smith) Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle membership certificate, 1887 Oversize box 2
Stearns Family 14:6
Stebbins Family Includes a 1850 letter referring to the newly enacted Fugitive Slave Act with an intriguing line which states “we have had a long letter from Laura (?) she has arrived where the slave is not tonight” 14:7
Storrs Family Bibles, 1897 and undated 15:1
Storrs Family Genealogical Record of the Storrs Family in the United States, 1881 Oversize folder 1
Storrs Family 16:1
Storrs, Charles Backus(1794-1833) 16:2
Storrs, E.C. 16:3
Storrs, Eleazer W. (1799-1880) 16:4
Storrs, Eleazer W. (1799-1880) 3 Illinois land grants signed by John Tyler, 1841 and an Iowa grant “in favor of” Chloe Sherman, widow of John assigned from her to Storrs, signed by James Buchanan, 1860 Oversize box 2
Storrs, Eunice C. 3 membership certificates, 1861-1866 Oversize box 2
Storrs, Rev. John “A sermon, delivered at the ordination of the Rev. Richard Salter Storrs : to the pastoral care of the Church of Christ, in Longmeadow: December 7, MDCCLXVI.,” 1786 and a manuscript draft of an article entitled, “An Address to all Parents, Guardians and Instructors of Youth under whose care this may come,” 1822 16:5
Storrs, Rev. Richard Salter (1763-1819) Appointment as chaplain of the Massachusetts Militia, 1806 and resignation, 1818 Oversize box 2
Storrs, Rev. Richard Salter (1763-1819) 16:6
Storrs, Rev. Richard Salter (1787-1873) 16:7
Storrs, Rev. Richard Salter (1787-1873) 4 copies of an engraved portrait by H.W. Smith, undated Oversize box 2
Storrs, Richard Salter (1821-1900) 16:8
Storrs, Richard Salter (1821-1900) Poets album, 1864 Boxed volume
Storrs, Prof. Richard Salter (1830-1884) “In Memoriam,” 1885 16:9
Storrs, Prof. Richard Salter (1830-1884) Amherst College diplomas, 1853 and 1856 Oversize box 2
Storrs, Sarah Williams (1765-1846) 16:10
Storrs, Sarah Williams (1832-1907) 16:11
Storrs, Sarah Williams (1832-1907) 16:12
Storrs, Sarah Williston (1765-1798) (m. Rev. Richard Salter Storrs) (1763-1819) “Mr. Backus’s Sermon at the Funeral of Mrs. Storrs.”1778 16:13
Sturtevant, Wallis H. (d. 1989) Newspaper clipping, 1983 and obituary, 1989 16:14
Tabor, Edward Payson (1845-1918) Obituary, 1918 and receipt, 1915 17:1
Tallmadge, Laura M. 17:2
Taylor, Berkeley H. 17:3
Taylor, Charlotte Agreement of support, 1844 17:4
Taylor, Ephraim (1805-1879) 17:5
Taylor, Margaret 17:6
Taylor, Samuel Bond to John Pynchon, 1728 17:7
Tenney, Charles H. “In Memoriam,” 1951 17:8
Terry Family 17:9
Thompson, Dr. W.N. 17:10
Tillinghast, Nicholas Letter, undated 17:11
Trewargy Family Photographs 17:12
Upson, Elsie, Moore (d. 1983) Obituary, 1983 17:13
Vignone, Daniel J. Newspaper clipping, 1969 17:14
Wallace, Mary Newspaper clipping, 1979 17:15
Ward, Dr. Edwin (1880-1957) Obituary 17:16
Warriner, Solomon Letter, 1823 17:17
Waters, John Tax receipt, 1850 17:18
Weld family Genealogy 17:19
Weld, Lewis Engraving 17:20
West Family Photographs 17:21
White, Albert Certificate of merit, undated 17:22
White Family 17:23
White, William (1789-1860) Biography by William Fenton 17:24
Wigglesworth, Edward Letter, 1726 17:25
Wilkens, Edward G. (d. 1945) 17:26
Williams Family Includes bound letters to various named individuals from 1820-1822 17:27
Williams Family 17:28
Williams, Abigail Davenport (1696-1766) 17:29
Williams, Eleazer (1789-1858) 17:30
Williams, Eleazer (1789-1858) 17:31
Williams, Ephraim (d.1755) Newspaper clipping, 1999 17:32
Williams, Eunice (1696-1785) 17:33
Williams, Eunice (1696-1785) 17:34
Williams, Eunice (b. 1767) 17:35
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Letters, 1802-1822, undated 18:1
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Letter transcripts 18:2
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diaries, 1801-1805, 1823-1824 18:3
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diary transcript, 1801 18:4
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diary transcript, 1802 18:5
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diary transcript, 1803 18:6
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diary transcript, 1804-1805 18:7
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Diary transcript, 1823-1824 18:8
Williams, Jerusha Mather (1783-1844) (m. Lyman Colton) Paper by Caitlin Coyne, 2008 18:9
Williams, John (1664-1729) 18:10
Williams, Lucy Burt (1741-1861) (m. En. Samuel Williams) Obituaries 18:11
Williams, Martha (1769-1819) “Choice dialogues between a godly minister, and an honest country-man, concerning election & predestination,” [1720] 18:12
Williams, Philip A. Photographs 18:13
Williams, En. Samuel 18:14
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Photocopies of letters held at Dartmouth College 19:1
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Alexander Medlicott, Jr. materials related to Rev. Stephen Williams, 1962-1983 19:2
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) “The Journals of the Reverend Stephen Williams: 1775-1777”. Dissertation by Alexander J. Medlicott, 1962 19:3
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Honorary degree from Dartmouth College , circa 1770 Oversize box 2
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Will, 1771 20:1
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Will,1774 20:2
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Description of symbols used in his writing. 20:3
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Estate inventory, 1788; letter to Martha Raynolds, 1774; portion of a will, undated; Williams Family genealogy, early 1800’s 20:4
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Miscellaneous papers, 1709-1775; Anagrams and acrostics of Abigail and Stephen Williams, undated. 20:5
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Fragments and miscellaneous papers 20:6
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Newspaper clippings, photocopies and images. 20:7
Williams, Rev. Stephen (1693-1782) Reference file, 1895-1999 20:8
Williams, Rev. Stephen, Jr. Photocopy from “The History of Woodstock, Connecticut,” 1926 20:9
Williams, Stephen W. Letters, 1836-1837 20:10
Williams, William (b. 1688) Letters, 1747/8 20:11
Williams, William Printed Deerfield Academy notice, 1811 20:12
Williams, William (b. 1776) Genealogical materials 20:13
Willard, Joseph Obituary 20:14
Willis, N. P. Letter, 1856 20:15
Wilson Family Photographs 20:16
Wolcott, Samuel and family 20:17
Woodward, John Letter, 1780 20:18
Wright, Ellen L. ` 20:19
Wright, Harry, Andrew Newspaper clipping 20:20
Young Family 20:21
Family papers – miscellaneous Letters, 1799 and 1818. Authors unknown 20:22


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  • Williams, Stephen (1693-1782)
Types of material
  • Account books
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs

Longmeadow Historical Society institutional records, 1899-2015

14 boxes (5.8 linear feet)

Background Note
The first organizational meeting of the Longmeadow Historical Society was held June 3, 1899. Supper was prepared by the Ladies Sewing Society, and afterwards they gathered with interested friends around an old oak “study table” that had belonged to the first minister of First Church, Reverend Stephen Williams. A display of town artifacts inspired interest as a proposed constitution and bylaws were presented. In November of that year the Society had secured papers of incorporation and had elected its first officers. The stated purpose of the society was to encourage an interest in the history of the town by providing lectures, and collecting papers, furniture, and articles illustrating town life in past times. Dues were 50 cents per year.

The first exhibition sponsored by the Society took place in October of 1899. Besides special Longmeadow artifacts, it included a reproduction of an old kitchen with fireplace and spinning wheel. At its first annual meeting on October 31st, three ladies presented papers on historical subjects: Mrs. McQueen spoke on “Longmeadow of the Past;” Mrs. S.E. Meacham on “Old Home Life in New England;” and Mrs. C.S. Gates on “Legendry, Lore, and Superstition.” Members voted at that meeting to lend the society’s support to Memorial Day observances. In 1907 Miss Sarah Storrs, a descendent of Longmeadow’s second minister, the Rev. Richard Salter Storrs, died and left all her real estate and some money to be used to establish a library. The real estate included the historic Storrs homestead, which was built in about 1786.

In 1932 when the Storrs Library Association decided to build a new library, it offered the use of Storrs House to the Historical Society on the condition that the society restore, repair, and maintain it. The house was moved twelve feet to the south and about thirty feet back to make room for the library. In the process it was provided with a new foundation but lost its front porch, a glassed porch on the south side and two additions.

Since that time the Society has continued to encourage an interest in Longmeadow’s past through a variety of programs, events, and exhibits. Long Meddowe Days, a community fair focusing on history first held in 1979, is the primary fundraising event for the Society. Rooms and exhibits at Storrs House draw from the Society’s holdings to shed light on various periods of Longmeadow’s past. The Society also gives tours of the house, sponsors talks, and hosts “Ghosts in the Graveyard,” an evening tour of Longmeadow’s old burying ground at First Church, which includes dramatizations of former citizens. In addition to assisting those with inquiries about people or events associated with Longmeadow’s history, the Society also provides additional resources through its website with links to digitized materials including the Reverend Stephen Williams diaries; Town Reports; past copies of the “Town Crier,” the Society’s newsletter; Paesiello Emerson photographs; and genealogies.

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow Historical Society’s institutional archives document the Society’s efforts in preservation and outreach. Materials include minutes, guest books, Treasurer’s reports and records, papers relating to several past Presidents of the Society, Historian’s Reports, publications, and photographs. Papers related to Long Meddowe Days include: programs, committee lists, minutes, bills and expense information, and newspaper clippings. Of particular interest are the yearly Historian’s Reports (1908-1959), which include not only information on past Longmeadow families and homes, but also touch upon significant events of the preceding year. These include recent deaths, the 1938 hurricane, World War II, local real estate developments and public works. The Society’s newsletters and publications provide insight into the various programs and outreach undertaken by the Society.
Box and Folder Listing

Folder/Item label Date range Box:Folder
Minutes 1899-1961 1
Minutes 1961-1981 1
Minutes, Board of Directors 1908-1937 1
Minutes 1981-1989 2
Minutes 1990-1996 2
Minutes 1995-1999 2:1
Origins of the L.H.S, papers and notes undated 3:1
Historian’s Reports 1908-1959 3:2
Historian’s notes and papers undated 3:3
Newspaper clippings 1930-2013 3:4
Newspaper clippings and advertising circa 1931-1989 3:5
Membership: dues paid 1899-1908 3:6
Membership lists 1964, 1967, 1969, 1979 3:7
Membership cards circa 1965-1978 3:8
Professional Associations: Bay State Historical League correspondence, bulletins, and miscellaneous papers 1959-1985 3:9
Professional Associations: Western Massachusetts Historical Society Buletins 1955 3:10
Invoice from Conway, dealer in pianos and organs 1903 4:1
Receipts and payments 1936-1958 4
Checkbook 1942-1954 4
Treasurer’s book 1958-1964 4
Financial statements 1978-1988 4:2
Treasurer’s reports 1995-1998 4:3
Presidents: Robert McTaggart and George Heckman 1967-1979 5:1
Presidents: Timothy Paige 1979-1980 5:2
Presidents: June Guild 1981-1982 5:3
Presidents: Charles Wilkinson 1983-1984 5:4-5
Presidents: Brewster Sturtevant 1985-1987 5:6
Storrs House:Storrs Library Property (photocopies) 1931-1986 6:1
Storrs House: unpublished histories undated 6:2
Storrs House: Colonial Homes magazine 1992 6:3
Storrs House: Homestead View Company set of mounted photographs of house, grounds and views circa 1890s 6:4
Storrs House: photographs of exterior undated 6:5-6
Storrs House: interior photographs 1986, undated 6:7
Storrs House: photographs of exhibits and tours 1983,1985 6:8
Storrs House: photographs of Christmas decorations 1995 6:9
Storrs House: photograph of Longmeadow Historical Society members enacting a 1783 dinner party, including two in black face. 1908 6:10
Storrs House: restorations and repairs 1990-1991 6:11
Storrs House: drawings for proposed additions 1968-1969 Oversized folder 3
Guest book 1921-1948 7
Guest book 1949-1957 7
Guest book 1958-1961 7
Guest book 1967-1973 7
Guest book 1973-1988 7
Board sign-in book 1974-1990 7
Board sign-in book 1991-2005 7
Board sign-in book 2005-2015 7
Ledger of items borrowed and returned 1988-2013 7
Publications: The Town Crier 1912 8:1
Publications: The Town Crier manuscripts and related materials 1912 8:2
Publications: The Town Crier typescript copy 1912 8:3
Publications: Meadow Crier 1975 8:4
Publications: The Long Meddowe Recorder 1981-1985 8:5
Publications: newsletter 1999-2001 8:6
Publications: The Town Crier 2002-2007 8:7
Publications: The Town Crier 2008-2015 8:8
Publications: brochures 1908-1994, undated 8:9
Publications: booklets 1988-1994, undated 8:10
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow photographs used in book circa 1983, undated 9:1
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow documents and correspondence 1983-1998 9:2
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow drafts circa 1983 9:3
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow drafts circa 1983 9:4
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow drafts circa 1983 9:5
Publications: Reflections of Longmeadow, second printing 1998 9
Long Meddowe Days 1979-1980 10
Long Meddowe Days 1979-1980 10
Long Meddowe Days 1981 10
Long Meddowe Days: photographs 1981 10
Long Meddowe Days: photographs undated 10:1
Long Meddowe Days 1983 11:1-4
Long Meddowe Days 1984 11:5
Long Meddowe Days 1984 12:1
Long Meddowe Days 1985 12:2
Long Meddowe Days 1986 12:3
Long Meddowe Days 1987 12:4
Long Meddowe Days 1987-1993 12:5
Long Meddowe Days 1988 13:1
Long Meddowe Days 1989 13:2
Long Meddowe Days 1990 13:3
Long Meddowe Days 1990 13
Long Meddowe Days 1991 13:4
Long Meddowe Days 1992 14:1
Long Meddowe Days 1993 14:2
Long Meddowe Days 1994 14:3
Long Meddowe Days 1995 14:4
Long Meddowe Days 1996 14:5
Long Meddowe Days 1997 14:6
Long Meddowe Days 1998 14:7
Long Meddowe Days: papers collected by treasurer Philip N. Clark 1989-1998 14:8-9
Long Meddowe Days 1999 14:10
Long Meddowe Days 2000 14:11
Long Meddowe Days 2003 14:12
Long Meddowe Days: poster 2003 Oversized folder 3
Long Meddowe Days 2013 14:13


  • Celebrations--Massachusetts--Longmeadow
  • History--Societies, etc.
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--History
Types of material
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs

Longmeadow homes collection, 1880s-present

6 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Background Note
In 1636, William Pynchon led an expedition to Western Massachusetts in hopes of establishing a trading post. Here he purchased land along the Connecticut River from native Pocumtuk or Agawam Indians. Know as “Masacksic” or “the long meddowe” the area was initially a part of Springfield. Up until 1645 the meadow was used as a common pasture, shared by all residents. It was then divided into lots for 25 families from Springfield who were permitted to build homes. These included the Bliss, Burt, Colton, Cooley, and Keep families.

The settlement grew and by the 1690s there was increasing agitation among the residents for an autonomous community. Religiously and politically the people were still part of the Springfield settlement, but they had to travel three to five miles for the frequent religious services, town meetings, and supplies.

A disastrous flood in the meadows in 1695 prompted a movement to become separate from Springfield. The meadow residents successfully petitioned in 1703 for permission to move their settlement out of the meadows and to an upper terrace east of the floodplain away from the river. A road was laid out (the present-day Longmeadow Street), and house lots were assigned. Houses were built over the next few years, and by 1709 the new homes were occupied. The residents then successfully petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to be a separate precinct within Springfield, which would enable Longmeadow residents to have their own meeting house and minister. In 1714 work was begun on a meeting house, in the center of the Green, and in 1716 Rev. Stephen Williams was ordained as the first minister of this new community.

More houses cropped up around the Green and farms were built up and down Longmeadow Street. By the 1750s houses appeared in the eastern part of Longmeadow in the area now known as East Longmeadow. Still predominantly a farming community, small shops and businesses were established around and on the Green. By 1767 the town realized a need for a larger meetinghouse and a “raising” was held to replace the original. Like many communities in the colonies, Longmeadow was touched by the ever-louder calls for Revolution. April 21, 1775 saw farmers from Longmeadow joining with Minutemen from Springfield’s militia to assist fellow colonists in Lexington and Concord. The impending war divided citizens here, as elsewhere, neighbor against neighbor, Patriot against Tory. On October 17, 1783, Longmeadow was incorporated as the first community in the newly formed Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The “East Village” section of Longmeadow split off from the “West Village” in 1894 to form the separate town now called East Longmeadow. At that time the population of East Longmeadow numbered about 1,600, leaving what we now think of as the town of Longmeadow with a population of about 570. East Longmeadow by this time was an economically and ethnically diverse community with many businesses and industries, a busy railroad yard and a dozen operational red sandstone quarries. A map of Longmeadow from that year shows approximately 100 homes, most concentrated up and down Longmeadow Street.

The arrival of the trolley line in 1896 linking Springfield to Connecticut via Longmeadow Street created rapid growth. Longmeadow was now officially a “streetcar suburb.” “South Park Estates” was the first of many new subdivisions to be built within easy access to the trolley. It was soon joined by “The Elms,” Crescent Road, Greenwood Manor, and Colony Hills. By mid-century Longmeadow had become a town with charming town buildings, an elegant Community House, several schools, and a population approaching 15,000.
Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow homes collection contains materials related to a number of Longmeadow properties, many located along the town’s historic Longmeadow Street. The collection is arranged alphabetically by street name and then numerically by house number. The documentation available for each house varies but might include: Town Report covers with illustrations of specific properties, photographs, histories of homeowners, articles on architectural style, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, and typed extracts and photocopies of deeds or other primary sources.

Houses with more extensive documentation include 663 Longmeadow Street, 826 Longmeadow Street (Colton-Buxton House), 906 Longmeadow (James Coomes House), and 1060 Longmeadow Street (Marchant Samuel Colton House). Plans for 5 Laurel Street include a 1935 Olmsted Brothers study for plantings in front of the house.

In addition to information on specific properties there are also materials related to “The Green” and “The Meadows”. The collection also contains a binder with house histories and a list of past owners for a number of historic properties, the majority of which are located on Longmeadow Street. Photographs in the collection range from mounted photographs from the late 1800s to more contemporary snapshots. The collection also includes an interesting group of panoramic shots of “The Green” taken in the 1880s. A number of houses on Longmeadow Street were photographed in 1986 and those images are included here.
Box and Folder Listing

Location Box Folder
2 Ardsley Road (formerly 91 Shaker Road) 1 1
Belleclaire Street 1 2
40 Benedict Terrace 1 3
104 Benedict Terrace 1 4
112 Benedict Terrace 1 5
37 Birnie Road (Hale House) 1 6
52 Birnie Road (Everett Allen House and Barn) 1 7
Bliss Road 1 8
28 Bliss Road 1 9
56 Bliss Road 1 10
253 Bliss Road 1 11
52 Chandler Avenue 1 12
Colony Hills 1 13
108 Colony Road Oversize box 1 7
44 Colton Place (Asa Colton House) 1 14
Converse Street 1 15
165 Converse Street (Converse Place) 1 16
Cooley Drive 1 17
Crescent Road 1 18
Edgewood Drive 1 19
294 Ellington Road 1 20
Ely Road 1 21
Emerson Road 1 22
134 Englewood Road 1 23
14 Fairfield Terrace (Patrick Davis House) 1 24
94 Farmington Avenue 1 25
212 Farmington Road (Trewargy Family House) 1 26
43 Fernleaf Avenue 1 27
45 Fernleaf Avenue 1 28
55 Fernleaf Avenue 1 29
74 Forest Glen Road 1 30
161 Forest Glen Road 1 31
48 Greenmeadow Road (Stebbins House) 1 32
5 Laurel Street (plans for P.H. Born residence and later John C. Brook) B7 and Oversize folder 4
Longmeadow Street History 1 33
43 Longmeadow Street 2 1
117 Longmeadow Street 2 2
123 Longmeadow Street 2 3
220 Longmeadow Street 2 4
237 Longmeadow Street 2 5
259 Longmeadow Street (Moses Field House) 2 6
260 Longmeadow Street (Willard House) 2 7
280 Longmeadow Street (Alexander Field House) 2 8
315 Longmeadow Street 2 9
316 Longmeadow Street 2 10
384 Longmeadow Street (Cooley House) 2 11
417 Longmeadow Street (Albert T. Wood Post, American Legion) 2 12
418 Longmeadow Street (Calvin Cooley House) 2 13
418 Longmeadow Street (Calvin Cooley House) Oversize box 1 6
441 Longmeadow Street 2 14
450 Longmeadow Street (Cooley-Simons House) 2 15
476 Longmeadow Street (Cooley-Emerson House) 2 16
492 Longmeadow Street 2 17
506 Longmeadow Street (see 48 Greenmeadow Street) 2 18
519 Longmeadow Street (Estabrook House / St. Mary’s Rectory) 2 19
536 Longmeadow Street (Stebbins-Wade House) 2 20
539 Longmeadow Street (Bay Path Library) 2 21
544 Longmeadow Street 2 22
577 Longmeadow Street (Coomes-Booth House) 2 23
588 Longmeadow Street (Bay Path College) 2 24
609 Longmeadow Street 2 25
655 Longmeadow Street (Bliss-Ely-Scudder House) 2 26
663 Longmeadow Street 2 27-30
664 Longmeadow Street 2 31
674 Longmeadow Street (Tenney) (Harrington) 2 32
679 Longmeadow Street (Goodman House) 2 33
690 Longmeadow Street (Ebenezer Bliss-Leete) 3 1
693 Longmeadow Street (Storrs Library) 3 2
695 Longmeadow Street (Storrs Library) 3 3
697 Longmeadow Street 3 4
702 Longmeadow Street (Burnham House) 3 5
705 Longmeadow Street (Reynolds House) 3 6
709 Longmeadow Street 3 7
715 Longmeadow Street (Condit-Cordis House) 3 8
720 Longmeadow Street 3 9
734 Longmeadow Street (Paige-Ross House) 3 10
735 Longmeadow Street (Community House) 3 11
750 Longmeadow Street 3 12
755 Longmeadow Street (Empty 2.18) 3 13
756 Longmeadow Street (Goldthwaite House) 3 14
766 Longmeadow Street (Old White Tavern) 3 15
766 Longmeadow Street (Old White Tavern) Oversize box 1 7
776 Longmeadow Street (Old Country Store) 3 16
780 Longmeadow Street (Jacob Colton House) 4 1
787 Longmeadow Street (Old Red House) 4 2-3
787 Longmeadow Street (Old Red House) Oversize box 1 7
788 Longmeadow Street 4 4
792 Longmeadow Street 4 5
796 Longmeadow Street 4 6
797 Longmeadow Street (Allen Guest House) 4 7
808 Longmeadow Street 4 8
810 Longmeadow Street 4 9
812 Longmeadow Street (White-Bliss-Colton-Fay House) 4 10
826 Longmeadow Street (Colton-West-Burton House) 4 11
836 Longmeadow Street 4 12
844 Longmeadow Street 4 13
857 Longmeadow Street (Pease House) 4 14
862 Longmeadow Street 4 15
870 Longmeadow Street 4 16
873 Longmeadow Street (Hale House) 4 17
878 Longmeadow Street (Stebbins-Hammett House) 4 18
891 Longmeadow Street (Hale-Hart House) 4 19
892 Longmeadow Street 4 20
893 Longmeadow Street 4 21
896 Longmeadow Street 4 22
906 Longmeadow Street (Coomes House) 5 1
909 Longmeadow Street (Keep House) 5 2
912 Longmeadow Street (Ebenezer Chandler Colton House) 5 3
918 Longmeadow Street 5 4
930 Longmeadow Street (Booth House) 5 5
931 Longmeadow Street 5 6
942 Longmeadow Street 5 7
951 Longmeadow Street (Burt-Coomes House) 5 8
956 Longmeadow Street 5 9
960 Longmeadow Street 5 10
961 Longmeadow Street 5 11
977 Longmeadow Street 5 12
985 Longwood Street (“Bonniewood”) 5 13
1028 Longmeadow Street (Capt. Gideon Colton House) 5 14
1060 Longmeadow Street (Marchant Samuel Colton House) 5 15-17
1077 Longmeadow Street (Bliss-Colton House) 5 18
1124 Longmeadow Street 5 19
1134 Longmeadow Street (Hooker House) 5 20
1183 Longmeadow Street 5 21
1390 Longmeadow Street (Bliss-Kibbe-Allen House) 5 22
1401 Longmeadow Street (Keep House) 5 23
1443 Longmeadow Street (Israel Colton House) 5 24
1607 Longmeadow Street (Tabor House) 5 25
1656 Longmeadow Street (The Maples) 6 1
1656 Longmeadow Street (The Maples) Oversize box 1 7
1657 Longmeadow Street 6 2
50 Meadowbrook Road 6 3
33 Mill Road 6 4
Overbrook Road – Glen Arden 6 5
61 Salem Road 6 6
78 Shaker Road (Manning House) 6 7
121 South Park Avenue 6 8
19 Warren Terrace 6 9
Westmoreland Avenue 6 10
Westmoreland Avenue (plans for residence) Shelf B7
9 Westmoreland Avenue 6 11
94 Westmoreland Avenue 6 12
Williams Street (Early Houses) 6 13
20 Williams Street (Town Offices) 6 14
The Green 6 15-23
Longmeadow Street looking North 6 24
Longmeadow Street looking South 6 25
Longmeadow Subdivisions-House Tracts-20th century (late) 6 26
Longmeadow Subdivisions-House Tracts-Warren Terrace 6 27
Meadows of Longmeadow 6 28


  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Domestic--Pictorial works
  • Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Longmeadow
  • Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Longmeadow--Pictorial works
  • Historic districts--Massachusetts
  • Longmeadow Green (Longmeadow, Mass.)
  • Meadows
Types of material
  • Clippings
  • Photographs

Longmeadow subject files, ca. 1759, 1810 to present

8 boxes (3.3 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow subject files include various materials relating to the town of Longmeadow and the surrounding area. The collection is arranged into several broad categories including businesses, general Longmeadow history, military history, transportation, and nearby towns.

Materials in the collection consist primarily of newspaper clippings, book and magazine articles, pamphlets, ephemera, written histories, and photographs. Primary source documents in the collection include several early 19th century muster rolls; a history of Civilian Defense in Longmeadow during World War II; and materials relating the Enfield Falls Dam, 1854-1856. The collection also includes materials related to Springfield, Deerfield, and Enfield, Connecticut, as well as an unpublished history of Longmeadow written in the 1960s.
Box and Folder Listing

Folder/Item label Description/Date range Box:Folder
Anabaptists “An Act Further to Exempt person commonly called Anabaptists within in this Province…from being taxed for and toward support of ministers,” incomplete draft or copy, undated 1:1
Businesses – Azariah Woolworth’s Brick Shoe Shop Photograph of building and notes, undated 1:2
Businesses – Cock O’ the Walk Opening day card, undated 1:3
Businesses – General Newspaper clippings, 1962-1993 1:4
Businesses – Gristmill (Holland, John) Newspaper clipping, 1887 1:5
Businesses – Ink Business card for Markine ink and carried through the Civil War by Isaac W. Coomes, according to a note on back 1:6
Businesses – Longmeadow Flowers Newspaper clipping, 1998 1:7
Businesses – Longmeadow Shops, Bliss Road Newspaper clippings, letter, 1962-1995 1:8
Businesses – Radasch Dairy Bottle caps, 1920s 1:9
Businesses – The Ridgewood Press Letter and “Saluzzo’s Bride and Other Verses,” Frederic Whitmore, 1934 1:10
Businesses – The Separate Shop Sales brochure, 1960s 1:11
Businesses – Spectacle Shop Business card and Sumner W. Gates’ account of spectacle making in Longmeadow, undated 1:12
Businesses – The Store Brief written account, undated 1:13
Businesses – Turner Park Hofbrau Menu, undated 1:14
Businesses – Wade and Burnham Photocopy of patent for lamp burner, 1858 1:15
Businessmen Newspaper clippings 1:16
Enfield Falls Dam Papers, 1850s 1:17
Floods Newspaper clippings 1:18
Gold Cane Award Newspaper clippings 1:19
History – General 1:20
History – General 1:21
History – General – Colonial Era Newspaper clippings 1:22
History – General – Bailey, Henry Lincoln “History of Longmeadow” complete manuscript, 1933 1:23
History – General – Bailey, Henry Lincoln “History of Longmeadow,” manuscript, pages 1-53, 1933 1:24
History – General – Bailey, Henry Lincoln “History of Longmeadow” manuscript, pages 54-105, 1933 1:25
History – General – Falk, Amy “The Changing Democracy of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, 1644-1983; A Persistent Drive for Institutional Autonomy,” 1983 1:26
History – General – Shea, Katherine Ellen (Betty) “Longmeadow Memories,” 1984 and “Yesteryear Scenes,” undated 1:27
History – General – Weller History of Longmeadow. Drafts of an unpublished history of Longmeadow undertaken by the Historical Society, 1960s 2
History – General – Weller History of Longmeadow. Drafts of an unpublished history of Longmeadow undertaken by the Historical Society, 1960s 3
History – Military – Muster Rolls 1811-1833, undated 4:1
History – Military – Payroll undated 4:2
History – Military – Training Field Grant 1673, 1759 4:3
History – Military – Civil War Military badges commemorating Civil War, 1869, 1882, and 1884; Confederate currency, 1862, 1954 4:4
History – Military – World War I 1918-1919, undated 4:5
History – Military – World War I – Photographs Aerial and stereo views, 1916-1919 4:6
History – Military – World War I – Posters Posters for War bonds, 1917-1918 Oversize folder 2
History – Military – World War II 4:7
History – Military – World War II 4:8
History – Military – World War II 4:9
History – Military – World War II ARP bags 4:10
History – Military – World War II Civil Defense armband and pennant 4:11
History – Military – World War II Wrapper for bar of gold #902 accompanied by certification by Woodbury Willoughby, [1942] Oversize box 1
History – Military – Veterans Newspaper clippings, undated 4:12
History – Native Americans 5:1
History – Post Office 5:2
History – Schools Typed history, undated 5:3
History – Slaves Newspaper clipping, 1981 5:4
History – Transportation – General 5:5
History – Transportation – Dunn Field Newspaper clippings 5:6
History – Transportation – Railroad Depot and Trolley 5:7
History – Transportation – Railroads “The Railroad History of Longmeadow, Massachusetts,” Victor M. Newton, 1981 5:8
History – Transportation – Streets and Roads Newspaper clippings, photographs 5:9
History – The Well on the Green Includes correspondence and reports related to the excavation of the well, newspaper clippings, 1981-1982 5:10
History – Women’s Suffrage Letters, 1914 and undated 5:11
Publications – “Talk of the Town” 1980 5:12
Publications – “Longmeadow News” 1969 5:13
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Newspaper clippings, 1991 and brochure 1989 6:1
Chicopee Falls “The Old Cemetery at Chicopee Falls,” 1973 6:2
Deerfield, Massachusetts 6:3
Enfield, Connecticut 6:4
Enfield, Connecticut – Shakers 6:5
Granville, Massachusetts Nobel and Cooley brochures, 1990, 1994 and undated, newspaper clipping, 1998 6:6
Ripton, Massachusetts Newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1985 6:7
Somers, Connecticut A brief history of the Somers Congregational Church, 1994 6:8
Springfield – Businesses Kibbe Brothers and Co. assorted candy in bulk label, undated 6:9
Springfield – History – General 6:10
Springfield – History – General Newspaper clippings 6:11
Springfield – History – Thomas Stebbins warrant assembling the proprietors of the inward commons of Springfield, 1730 6:12
Springfield – Museum of Fine Arts and Art League 6:13
Springfield – Springfield Institution for Savings Calendars, 1985-1986 and printed history, 1977 7:1
Springfield – Western Bank Stock certificate, 1853 7:2
Springfield – Miscellaneous printed materials 1886-1976 7:3
Springfield – Miscellaneous printed materials Springfield Free Schools Standing School Committee broadside, 1825, R. Surtleff auction announcement, 1843, Printed list of stamp duties published for Bridgman and Co., Springfield, undated Oversize box 1
Springfield – Miscellaneous printed materials Poster for Hampden County Agricultural Society Horse and Cattle Show, 1866 Oversize folder 2
West Springfield Assessors warrant, 1798 and Storrowton brochure, undated 7:4
West Springfield Real estate valuation books, 1913 and 1916 7:5
West Springfield List of People Assessed a Poll Tax, 1914-1920 7:6
Wilbraham, Massachusetts Newspaper clippings, 1993 7:7
Massachusetts – General Statement of banks in Massachusetts, 1812 and “An Act Relating to the calling of a Convention of Delegates…,”1820 7:8
Photographs – Businesses -General 8:1
Photographs – Businesses – Turner Park Hofbrau Photographs, 1950s 8:2
Photographs – History – Cooley Brook Photographic postcard, undated and newspaper clipping, 1988 8:3
Photographs – History – Floods Photograph, 1913 8:4
Photographs – History – Hurricane Photograph, 1938 8:5
Photographs – History – The Longmeadows Photograph, undated 8:6
Photographs – History – Transportation – Streets and Roads Various photographs, 1916 and undated 8:7
Photographs – History – The Well on the Green Photos left by Jeanette C. Faszewski 8:8
Photographs – History – The Well on the Green Photos from Brooke S, Blades, 1981 8:9
Photographs – Deerfield, Massachusetts – Dwight-Barnard House Postcard, 1963 8:10
Photographs – Enfield, Connecticut Congregational Church postcard, undated 8:11
Photographs – Springfield, Massachusetts 1893, 1896 and undated 8:12
Photographs – Springfield, Massachusetts 1922, 1927 and undated 8:13


  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--Commerce
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--History
  • Military history
Types of material
  • Clippings
  • Ephemera
  • Photographs
  • Posters

Map and atlas collection, 1795-1980

7 boxes, 5 flat file folders, 12 volumes

1894 Map of Longmeadow

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow maps and atlases collection documents the growth and development of Longmeadow from the early 19th century to the late 20th. Highlights in the collection include an 1831 map of Longmeadow, an 1835 map of Springfield, MA, an 1844 topographical map of Massachusetts, and an 1855 map of Hampden County, Massachusetts. In addition to plans, maps, and atlases for Longmeadow and East Longmeadow, there are plans for Colony Hills, Glen Arden, and Laurel Manor, early 20th century developments in the area. Bound atlases dating from 1894 to 1933 for Longmeadow and the surrounding area are also included. A more detailed item-level listing follows.

Five of the maps of Longmeadow have been photographed and are available as prints suitable for framing: http://www.longmeadowhistoricalsociety.com/category-s/102.htm.
Box and Folder Listing: Maps

Title Date Description Notes Location
Longmeadow No. 30 County Hampshire 1795 4 different reproductions of the manuscript map Original in the Mass archives, Maps & Plans #1134 Folder 1
Plan of Longmeadow 1831 Surveyed in April 1831. Reproduction Original in the Mass archives, Maps & Plans #1970 Folder 1
A Plan of Longmeadow from the survey of 1831 1831 Engraved by J. H. Goldthwait. Original linen-backed wall map rolled on dowels. 2 copies One copy in better condition than the other. Facsimiles and photocopies available Box on B-1
Map of Hampden County by Henry Francis Walling 1857 Published by H. A. Haley. This is a reproduction of the section of the map depicting Longmeadow Photocopy available Folder 1
Atlas of Hampden County, Mass. by F. W. Beers, page 38 1870 2 different reproductions of the page depicting the towns of Longmeadow and East Longmeadow and listing the subscribers’ business reference LHS does not appear to have the original Beers atlas. Facsimiles and photocopies available Folder 1
Atlas of Hampden County, Mass. by F. W. Beers, page 37 1870 2 different reproductions of the half of the page depicting Longmeadow and East Longmeadow in their entirety LHS does not appear to have the original Beers atlas. Photocopies available Folder 1
Map of Longmeadow, Hampden County Mass 1892 Original, one reproduction, and a (possibly later?) printing with additional information around the borders. Depicts the proposed division line between Longmeadow and East Longmeadow Photocopies of a detail available Folder 1
New Topographical Atlas of the County of Hampden, Mass by L. J Richards and Co., page 93 1894 2 different reproductions of the page depicting East Longmeadow, with an inset of the Village of East Longmeadow LHS has the original Richards atlas. Photocopies available Folder 1
New Topographical Atlas of the County of Hampden, Mass by L. J Richards and Co., pages 128-129 1894 Depicts the town of Longmeadow. Original and 3 different reproductions, one of which is enlarged and vertical, focusing on Main Street (now Longmeadow Street) LHS has the original Richards atlas. Facsimiles and photocopies available Folder 1
Plan of Lots near State Line, Longmeadow Mass, owned by Emily W. Smith 1898 Drawn by George N. Merrill. 2 reproductions Location of original unknown. Photocopies available Folder 1
Atlas of the City of Springfield and Town of Longmeadow, Mass by L. J Richards and Co., plate 25 1910 Depicts the town of Longmeadow with a topological map of Forest Park which includes a list of Board of Park commissioners and a list of owners. Original LHS has the original Richards atlas. Photocopies available Folder 2
Atlas of the City of Springfield and Town of Longmeadow, Mass by L. J Richards and Co., plate 26 1910 Depicts the town of Longmeadow. Original and one reproduction. LHS has the original Richards atlas. Facsimiles available. Folder 2
Richards Standard Atlas of Hampden County, Mass by L. J Richards Map Company, plate 18 1912 Depicts the town of Longmeadow. 3 originals. LHS has the original Richards atlas (loose plates). Photocopies available Folder 2
Richards Standard Atlas of Hampden County, Mass by L. J Richards Map Company, plate 17 1912 Depicts the town of East Longmeadow. Original LHS has the original Richards atlas (loose plates). Folder 2
Map of Street in Longmeadow 1917 Blueprint of map showing streets and showing some structures including church, school house, and garage. Folder 2
Richards Standard Atlas of the City of Springfield and the Town of Longmeadow, Mass by Richards Map Company, plate 21 1920 Depicts the town of Longmeadow with a topological map of Forest Park which includes a list of Board of Park commissioners and a list of owners. Includes sub plan no. 4: Greenwood Manor and Loleta Park and sub plan no. 6: Brookdale Manor. Original and photograph which includes Longmeadow section only. LHS has the original Richards atlas. Folder 2
Richards Standard Atlas of the City of Springfield and the Town of Longmeadow, Mass by Richards Map Company, plate 22 1920 Depicts the town of Longmeadow. Original LHS has the original Richards atlas. Facsimiles available. Folder 2
Colony Hills, Springfield, Mass. General Plan for Development of Property 1921 Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects. Depicts layout of lots with dimensions for proposed development. Reproduction Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Photocopies available. Folder 2
Map of Longmeadow, Mass 1925 Merrill & Sears, Civil Engineers. Shows new Springfield/Longmeadow boundary and golf club. Reproduction Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Folder 2
Laurel Manor. Property of Victor Corporation, Longmeadow, Mass. General Plan for Development 1926 Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects. Depicts layout of lots with dimensions for proposed development. Reproduction. Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Photocopies available. Folder 2
Plan of Forest Acres in Longmeadow, Mass. 1927 Clifton W. Kibbe, owner. Walker, Walker and Kingsbury, Architects, Landscape Architects and Town Planners. Depicts layout of lots with dimensions for proposed development. Reproduction. Photocopies available. Folder 2
Plan showing a part of the T. W. Leete Estate, Longmeadow Mass. 1927 Durkee, White & Towne, Engineers. Plan includes acreage of portions of the Leete Estate some of which formed the Glen Arden development. Original blueprint Note on back reads: “ Land sold to Glen Arden. White & Quinn (?) lots. Part of Leete Estate” Folder 2
Colony Hills, Springfield, Mass. General Plan for Development of Property 1928 Depicts layout of lots for proposed development. Includes additional lots not found in 1921 version. Reproduction Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Folder 2
Glen Arden, Longmeadow, Mass. General Plan 1928 Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects. Depicts layout of lots with dimensions for proposed development. Reproduction. Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Folder 2
Plan for proposed development along the Longmeadow and East Longmeadow line. 1928 J.D. Colton, Engineer. Plan locates a proposed golf course and airport. Original blueprint. Folder 2
Plan of proposed park, Longmeadow, Mass. 1929 Merrill & Sears, Civil Engineers. Plan locates proposed park located to the east of the Glen Arden development.
Original blueprint.
Box on F1-G1
Longmeadow Park Commission, Preliminary Plan for Park 1934 Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects. Depicts layout of proposed park between Farmington Avenue and Westmoreland Avenue Box on F1-G1
Map of Longmeadow Mass. Showing Division of Precincts 1938 Printed map showing Precincts A, B, and C. Signed H.C. Dudley – perhaps his copy Folder 2
Longmeadow Zoning Map 1942 Printed map with key outlining various requirements for specific zones. Folder 2
Glen Arden, Longmeadow, Mass. General Plan 1945 Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects. Depicts layout of lots with dimensions for proposed development. Includes additional lots not included in 1928 version. Reproduction. Original may be at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Photocopies available. Folder 2
Map of Longmeadow, Massachusetts 1949 Printed map showing major street and roads and locations for existing schools. Folder 2
Map of Longmeadow, Massachusetts 1960-61 1 photograph of map and 1 small printed version with “Stearns and Wescott, Realtors” added. Smaller version signed Mrs. Alfred Wood Folder 2
Plan of Longmeadow 1965 Robert T. Bitters. Plan showing original land grants from 1645 in the “Meddowe” along the Connecticut River, original land grants from 1703 along the “Street,” and land as owned when the New Haven, Hartford and Springfield Railroad was built. 3 reproductions Photocopies available. Folder 2
Map of Longmeadow, Massachusetts 1968 Printed map. Includes additional streets not found on 1960-1 version. Includes a street index on the reverse. Original Folder 2
New Map of Longmeadow by the Price and Lee Company, 1969 Includes maps of East Longmeadow, Ludlow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, Hampden, and Agawam. Includes a street indexes. Original Folder 2
New Map of Longmeadow by the Price and Lee Company, 1971 Includes maps of East Longmeadow, Ludlow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, Hampden, and Agawam. Includes a street indexes. Original Folder 2
Map of the Town of Longmeadow 1972 Depicts the town of Longmeadow. Original Folder 2
Plan Showing Longmeadow Historic District 1973 Longmeadow Engineering Department. Plan shows boundaries of the Historic District and properties along Longmeadow Street. 2 reproductions. Photocopies available. Folder 2
Aerial Photograph of Longmeadow 1980 Aerial photograph of the Longmeadow area, dated 3.19.1980 Folder 2
Plan showing Leete Estate in Longmeadow, Massachusetts undated Depicts the various properties that made up the Leete Estate. Original blueprint. Note on back reads:
“Old Map Leete Estate before selling any.”
Box on F1 – G1
Map of Springfield Circa 1770 Photograph of map depicting Springfield from 1770-1800. Notes various events occuring during the stated time period and names associated with structures depicted. Folder 3
Plan Map of Springfield by George Colton 1835 Depicts Springfield
area and includes names of landowners, streets and a plan of Franklin Square.
Original linen-backed wall map rolled on dowels
Box on D1-E1
Topological Map of Massachusetts … Made by order of the Legislature. Published by Charles Hickling 1844 Includes tables of
demographic information, and inset: “Geological map of Massachusetts,
made by order of the legislature, by Edward Hitchcock, 1844.” Original
linen-backed wall map rolled on dowels
Box on D1-E1
Map of Hampden Co., Massachusetts Based on Surveys under Direction of Henry F. Walling. H. A. Haley, publisher 1855 Includes ancillary
maps of Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Brimfield and other
Hampden County townships. 2 original linen-backed wall maps rolled on dowels
Box on B1-C1
The Village of Springfield from 1775 to about 1800. Circa 1870 Includes a directory of notable homes and other structures. Reverse has illustration of the Pynchon House and a view showing the the Milton Bradley Company factory. Folder 3
Atlas of Hampden Co., Massachusetts, from actual surveys by and under the direction of F.W. Beers, assisted by Geo. P. Sanford and others. Plate 9 1870 Plan of Hampden Co. Massachusetts. Original Folder 3
Map of the City of Springfield, Mass. 1884 Includes a directory of Public buildings. Published by the Springfield Printing Co. Engraved and Printed by Milton Bradley Co. Folder 3
Map of the City of Springfield, Mass. and Vicinity. 1903-1904 Published by the Price & Lee Co. for the city directory. Litho. by Milton Bradley Co. Folder 3
New Topological Map of Forest Park, Springfield, Mass by L.J. Richards 1909 Permit to Use An Automobile in Forest Park. Based on Surveys by Chas. M. Slocum. Original Folder 3
New Map of the City of Springfield by the Price and Lee Company, 1912 Depicts the city of Springfield. Published for the City Directory. Includes a street index. Original Folder 3
Springfield Street Railway, Map 524. Transit Map Series by Donald E. Shaw 1946 Depicts trackage operated by the Springfield Street Railway in Southwestern Massachusetts. Includes a small inset map for Suffield, Connecticut. Reproduction in 2 parts. Folder 3
U.S. Geologic Survey Quadrangle for Springfield South, MA 1944 Geologic Survey map depicting Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow and a portion of Connecticut. 2 photocopies. Additional photocopies available. Folder 3
Map of the City of Springfield by the Price and Lee Company, 1957 Depicts the city of Springfield. Includes a New Map of Longmeadow, a New Map of Chicopee, and a New Map of West Springfield on the verso. Includes a street index. Original Folder 3
Map of the City of Springfield by the Price and Lee Company, 1967 Depicts the city of Springfield. Includes a street index. Original Folder 3
U.S. Geologic Survey Quadrangle for Springfield South, MA 1970 Geologic Survey map depicting Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow and a portion of Connecticut. Original Folder 3
Enfield Historical Society maps of Enfield, Hazardville, Scitico, Thompsonville, and the Enfield Shaker village. 1975 Reprint images from Atlas of Hartford City/County by Baker and Tilden, 1869, with additional historical text and photographs. 4 reproductions Folder 3
Surficial geologic map of the Hampden Quadrangle, Massachusetts and Connec 1982 Geologic Survey map includes Springfield, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow and a portion of Connecticut. Folder 3
Long Trail Forest Park, Springfield, Mass. undated Plan of Forest Park with legend locating many park features including log seats, rustic shelters, trees, and lookouts. Original Photocopies available. Folder 3
Map of Deerfield, Mass. undated Facsimile of a map in “Atlas of Franklin County, Massachusetts,” F.W. Beers, 1871. Depicts Deerfield township, and includes Deerfield Centre P.O., Mill Village, Wapping Greenfield P.O. and South Deerfield, P.O. Folder 3
Map of Old Deerfield, Incorporated 1676 Circa 1970s Depicts early Deerfield and includes the Stockade, the Liberty Pole, Deerfield Academy, Old Stebbins House and other historic houses and structures. Folder 3
U.S. Geologic Survey Quadrangle for Springfield South, MA undated Detail of Geologic Survey map focusing on Longmeadow. 2 color photocopies Additional photocopies available. Folder 3
Bowles’s new pocket map of the most inhabited part of New England; comprehending the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire; with the colonies of Connecticut & Rhode Island; divided into their counties, townships, &c. together with an accurate plan of the town, harbour and environs of Boston undated Facsimile of a map depicting New England in 1780. Folder 3
The Cerographic Bible Atlas by Sidney E. Morse, A.M.
New York
1844 “Quarterly Supplement to the New York Observer”. Maps included: General Map of the Countries Mentioned in the Bible; Map of the Journeyings of the Israelites in the Desert chiefly from the map of Robinson and Smith; Map of Palestine from the Latest Authorities chiefly from the map of Robinson and Smith; Plan of Jerusalem from the map of Robinson and Smith & Environs of Jerusalem from the map of Robinson and Smith; Map of the Travels of the Apostles chiefly from the map of Dr. Augs. Neander. Original Folder 4
The World At One View. Entered … 1847, by H. Phelps … New York. 1847 Published by Ensign and Thayer. Includes heights of mountains, lengths of rivers, female costumes, and population of the world. Original. Folder 4
Monk’s New American Map Exhibiting the larger portion of North America, Embracing the United States and Territories, Mexico, and Central America … Published by Jacob Monk 1856 Includes a Table of Distances. Original linen-backed wall map rolled on dowels Box on D1-E1
Map of the Eastern Portion of the Mediterranean Sea and a Portion of the Black Sea. Circa 1871 Map in German. Written on the back “Charles R. Bliss. Steamer “Venus,” Sept. 11 / 71 Adriatic Sea” Original Folder 4


Box and Folder Listing: Atlases

Title Date Description Location
Colton’s General Atlas, Containing One Hundred and Seventy Steel Plate Maps and Plans, on One Hundred Imperial Folio Sheets. New York: J. H. Colton & Co. 1857 Includes geographical, statistical, and historical descriptions by Richard S. Fisher, M.D. Original Shelf 2
New Topographical Atlas of the County of Hampden, Mass by L. J Richards and Co. 1894 Original. 2 copies Shelf 1
Atlas of the City of Springfield and Town of Longmeadow, Mass by L. J Richards and Co. 1910 Original Shelf 1
Richards Standard Atlas of Hampden County, Mass by L. J Richards Map Company 1912 Loose sheets. Includes Longmeadow, plate 18 Folder 5
Atlas of the boundaries of the cities of Chicopee and Springfield and towns of Brimfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Wales, Wilbraham, Hampden County : Belchertown, Granby, South Hadley, Ware, Hampshire County : Brookfield, North Brookfield, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Warren, West Brookfield, Worcester County 1912 By the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners of Massachusetts. Includes descriptions of lines as they existed at the time of publication, and geographical positions in latitude and longitude. Original. Shelf 2
Map of Longmeadow, Mass. 1917 Merrill & Sears, Civil Engineers. Shelf 2
Richards Standard Atlas of the City of Springfield and the Town of Longmeadow, Mass by Richards Map Company 1920 2 copies Folder 6 Shelf 1
Insurance Map of Longmeadow by Sanborn Map Company. 1931 Depicts commercial and residential sections of Longmeadow showing size, shape and construction of buildings and the materials used in their construction. Updated to 1947. Original (“Loaned to H.H. Landon, Agent”) Shelf 2
Insurance Map of Longmeadow by Sanborn Map Company. 1931 Depicts commercial and residential sections of Longmeadow showing size, shape and construction of buildings and the materials used in their construction. Updated to 1956. Includes a typed street index and a printed copy of proposed revised by-law for the town of Longmeadow, 1952. Original Shelf 2
Atlas of Longmeadow 1933 Merrill & Sears, Civil Engineers. Includes an Index of Streets. 13 blueprint plates of Longmeadow showing buildings, streets, and properties. Includes some handwritten additions. Original Shelf 2


  • Housing development--Massachusetts
  • Land subdivision--Massachusetts--Longmeadow
  • Land subdivision--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--History
  • Olmsted Brothers
Types of material
  • Atlases
  • Maps

Paesiello Emerson photograph collection, 1902-1927

66 boxes

On Depot Road (Emerson Street)

Background Note
Emerson was born in Hopkinton, MA on February 10, 1832, the oldest child of William Goddard Emerson and Susan (Perkins) Emerson. He began work as a boot maker in Ashland; a nearby town to Hopkinton with many boot and shoe shops.

In 1863, at age 31, Paesiello enlisted as a private in the 5th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. While his unit was in action on June 8, 1864 at Rappahannock Wilderness, Spottsylvania near Bottoms Bridge, Paesiello was wounded by a ten pound parrott shell. He recovered and saw further action until his unit returned home after the surrender in 1865. His father, stepmother, and their three young children, William, Annie, and Henry moved to Longmeadow in 1872. They purchased the home of Captain Luther Colton at 476 Longmeadow Street — now known as the Cooley-Emerson house as it was built by a Cooley in 1760. Paesiello moved to Longmeadow to live with his half-brothers and half-sister shortly after 1900.

Paesiello’s interest in photography began soon after reaching his 70th birthday in 1902. Not only are there extensive photographic images of Longmeadow a century ago, but the collection includes images of Paesiello’s hometown of Hopkintown, his later town of Spencer, and many other communities.

In August 1925, Paesiello was presented with the gold-headed ebony cane as the oldest resident in Longmeadow. At his death on December 28, 1927, he bequeathed his photographic collection to his half-sister Annie, who later gifted the entire collection to the Longmeadow Historical Society.

Scope and Content Note
There are 66 boxes of glass plate negatives, dating from early 20th century, taken by local photographer Paesiello Emerson.  As part of the Digital Commonwealth project our large collection of Emerson glass plate negatives were scanned at high resolution by the Boston Public Library.  The large majority of these photos were taken in Longmeadow but some of them were taken in other Massachusetts communities including Spencer, Holyoke, Springfield, Framingham, and East Brookfield.  The entire collection of 1,500+ photos are online on the Digital Commonwealth project website. 

  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--History
  • Longmeadow (Mass.)--Pictorial works
  • Emerson, Paesiello (1832-1927)
Types of material
  • Glass plate negatives
  • Photographs

Photo album collection, 1850s-1942

2 boxes and 3 volumes (2.25 linear feet)

Scope and Content Note
The Longmeadow Historical Society photo album collection contains photos collected by Longmeadow residents. The majority of the albums are collections of unidentified cartes de visite, though some sitters in the Booth family and the David T. Smith family albums are identified.

A set of three albums contains over 700 cartes de visite of well known (and largely identified) sitters from the worlds of literature, politics, religion, science, education, and the military. Individuals include Laura Bridgman, George Armstrong Custer, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lydia Hunt Sigourney, Asher B. Durand, Walt Whitman, P. T. Barnum, Tom Thumb, and many others. Based on Sarah Storrs’ inventory of household goods (page 15; see Accessions, Box 1), the albums were possibly compiled by Professor Richard Salter Storrs (1830-1884).

Additionally, one of the albums contains images of Amherst College, Professor Storrs’ alma mater. The collection also includes an album of photographs of the Richard Salter Storrs Library, which includes interior and exterior shots, photos of exhibitions and displays, and of visiting authors (1933-1942).
Box Listing

Creator and volume title Date range Box
Oldfield, Ruth E.- Richard Salter Storrs Library 1933-1942 1
Unknown – Booth Family 1850s-1880s 1
Unknown – Cabinet card photographs 1880s 1
Dr. Thomas L. Chapman – Carte de visite album 1865 2
Unknown – David T. Smith Family Cartes de Visite album Undated 2
Unknown – David T. Smith Family Cartes de Visite album 1860s 2
Prof. R.S. Storrs – Carte de visite albums 1850s – 1880s 3 boxed volumes


  • Amherst College--Pictorial works
  • Photographs--Collectors and collecting
  • Public libraries--Massachusetts--Longmeadow
  • Storrs, Richard Salter (1830-1884)
Types of material
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Cartes-de-visite (Card photographs)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs