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From: Carol Botteron <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Sharon, Mass., Land Records Questions
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:01:36 -0400
Two questions related to land in what is now Sharon, Mass. (formerly
Dorchester, then Stoughton, then Stoughtonham; first in Suffolk
County, now in Norfolk County) and the HIXSON family (also spelled
Hixon, Hickson, etc.)
These are items from "Sharon, Massachusetts: A History" by Sharon
American Revolution Bicentennial Committee (Sharon, Mass., 1976).
(1) "According to the records of the Sharon Assessors of Taxes, the
Cobb's Tavern land originally was owned by Richard Hixon, who
received it as a grant from the King of England. Edgar M. Hixon,
great-grandson of Richard and at one time one of the Assessors of the
town, substantiated this from his own family's records." (page 37)
This Richard was probably the second of the name, born ~1692.
(2) Richard (born ~1692) and his brother John donated the land for
the Chestnut Tree Cemetery, laid out about 1730.
I would like to find any records relating to these transfers. I am a
member of NEHGS and have a copy of the Suffolk County deeds index.
This includes the purchase of land in 1708 by Richard Hixson born
~1660 (father of John and Richard-2) but not either of the transfers
Can anyone suggest where I might find this information, at NEHGS or
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