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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chatham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

In Memory of the Pioneers of Chatham

William Nickerson

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1. In Memory of the Pioneers of Chatham Marker
Inscription. He came from Norwich England in 1637. He acquired from the Indians by a series of purchases prior to the year 1683 the greater part of the present Township then known as Monomoyick. He and his sons and sons-in-laws

Robert Nickerson • Samuel Nickerson • John Nickerson • William Nickerson • Joseph Nickerson • Robert Eldredge • Tristram Hedges • Nathaniel Covell

were with their families the first settlers. They were soon followed by:

Edward Cottle • Thomas Crowell • John Doaning • William Griffith • Teague Jones • Caleb Lumbert • John Savage • Hugh Stuart

Later came:

John Atkins • Samuel Atkins • Thomas Atkins • Nathan Bassett • Benjamin Bearse • William Cahoon • John Collins • John Crowell • Paul Crowell • Thomas Doane • Johoshephat Eldredge • John Ellis • Morris Farris • George Godfrey • Jonathan Godfrey • Moses Godfrey • Daniel Hamilton • Joseph Harding • Ebenezer Hawes • Isaac Hawes • Thomas Howes • Richard Knowles • Elisha Mayo • Judah Mayo • William Mitchell • Robert Paddock • Benjamin Phillips • John Ryder • Daniel Sears • Edward Small • John Smith • John Taylor • Nathaniel Tomlon • Samuel Tucker • Jonathan Vickery

He who has no feelings of veneration for his predecessors should expect none from those who follow him.
Erected 1924 by William Emery Nickerson Of Boston a Descendant In The Ninth Generation From The First William Nickerson.
Location. 41° 40.878′ N, 69° 57.531′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 Main Street, Chatham MA 02633, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Chatham Harbor (approx. 0.8 miles away); History of Chatham Lighthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Mayflower Story (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rescue of the Pendleton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel De Champlain (approx. one mile away); Chatham Radio/WCC (approx. 1.9 miles away); French–Atlantic Cable Company (approx. 7½ miles away); Jonathan Young Mill (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
Regarding In Memory of the Pioneers of Chatham. Marker located in front of the Eldredge Public Library.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
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