4 Hall Cousins... reflecting on the past

Archive for the 'Town, County, Church Histories' Category

A Brief History of Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts and its First Congregational Church

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Raynham, Massachusetts was incorporated April 2, 1731, having been taken from the eastern precinct of Taunton, Massachusetts in Bristol County.  Taunton was first settled by English emigrants in about 1637-39.  Settlements in the area that was to become Raynham were made about 1652 by James and Henry Leonard and Ralph Russell, who had come from […]