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Family names in the book: (This is not an inclusive list)
Abbott, Allen, Bancroft, Batchelder, Boyd, Bragg, Brooks, Brown, Buck, Burke, Burnam, Burnap, Burt, Buxton, Carter, Chamberlin, Cobb, Damon, Eaton, Fish, Flint, Foster, Frye, Goodale, Gowing, Graves, Harnden, Hart, Hartshorne, Hayward, Herrick, Holt, Hutchinson, Jenkens, Jones, Lemon, MacIntire, Nichols, Nickols, Parker, Peirce, Phelps, Pope, Porter, Prat, Pratt, Proctor, Putnam, Rich, Roberts, Rolfe, Sawyer, Shelden, Sheldon, Stone, Taylor, Townsend, Upton, Walton, Welman, Whittredge, Wood, Woodbridge, Wright.
In 1717 the inhabitants of the North Reading Parish voted "to settle a minister amongst them”. Having a resident minister enabled the townspeople to establish a separate church from Reading, sparing them a difficult journey by horse and carriage to Reading each Sunday for church services. Reverend Daniel Putnam, a graduate of Harvard, became the first pastor of the North Parish at the age of twenty-three and served up to the time of his death on June 20, 1759. He was succeeded by Reverend Eliab Stone, also a graduate of Harvard, who faithfully served the church for almost 65 years.
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The Flint Memorial Public Library, located at 147 Park Street, North Reading, Massachusetts
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