Maynard Founders
Genealogies of the Founders of Maynard, Massachusetts

Compiled by members of the:
Maynard Historical Society
Maynard, Massachusetts 01754


In April 1871, the town of Maynard was incorporated from Assabet village, in northern Sudbury, and part of eastern Stow. The Maynard Historical Society has identified a number of residents of the time as Founders, based on their names appearing on certain documents associated with the creation of the town:

1. Petition of 1870
2. Petition of January 26, 1871
3. Petition of February 14, 1871
4. Petition of February 17, 1871
5. Town Meeting of April 27, 1871

Those Founders have been identified as:
Joel Abbott (5) Joseph Adams (1)
John H. Allen (1,5) Asahel Balcom 1816-1891 (1,5)
Hollis Balcom 1811-1885 (5) Jonathan Patch Bent 1817-1892 (1,5)
Abijah Brigham (3) Lewis Brigham (3)
S. P. Brooks (1) Silas Brooks (5)
Thomas H. Brooks (1,5) Walker Brooks (1)
John Brummitt (1) George Carmichael (1)
James Carney (1) Eli R. Chase 1838- (1,5)
C. H. Cheney (1) A. J. Clarke (4)
Benjamin Conant (1,5) James Corney (1)
William Cullen (1,5) Henry C. Curtis (1)
Irving D. Curtis (1) George Cutting (5)
Webster Cutting (3) Patrick Dacey (1)
Thomas H. Farrell (1) Michael Feeley (1)
Michael Fitzsimmons (1) John K. Fix (1)
David Flannery (1) Fred Fletcher (5)
Peter Fletcher (1) James Flood (1)
John W. Flood (1) J. P. Foster (1)
Henry Fowler (1,2,5) Abel Gleason 1837-1925
Elburt Goding (3) John Goldsmith (1)
William H. Green (1) William Harding (5)
William M. Harding (1) William F. Harding (1)
J. K. Harriman (1,5) A. G. Haynes (1)
Abel Haynes (5) David Henderson (1)
John Hillis c.1849- (1,5) Thomas G. Hillis (1)
John Jackson (1) John Kimball 1826-1906
Jas. Lawler (1) John Little (1)
Dennis Long (4) James B. Lord (1)
A. McArthur (1) Hugh McPhail (1)
Fred K. Marshall (1) Gilbert Maynard (3)
Lorenzo Maynard 1829-1904 (1,5) Millard Maynard (3)
Geo. W. Merrill (4) Seth W. Merrill (1)
B. R. Moore (5) John Morrison (1)
F. W. Nyman (4) William O'Donnell (1)
A. F. Perkins (1) Samuel Porter (5)
John Proudman (1) Winthrop Puffer (4)
James Rilley (1) William Ritchie (1)
John M. Robbins (1) F. F. Robertson (1)
Walter Ross (1) Thomas Rouse (4)
William Russell (1) John P. Ryan (1)
James Semple (1) Dennis Sheehan (4)
Benjamin Smith (2,5) Samuel Smithson (1)
Isaac Stott (1) Albert S. Stuart (4)
Charles B. Stuart (1) Cornelius H. Stuart (1)
Ebenezer Stuart (4) William Supple (1)
Michael Sweeney (1) Gavin Taylor (1)
Aaron S. Thompson (1) John Turner (1)
J. Valley (1) John H. Vose (4,5)
George Walcott (4) Henry Walcott (4)
Marshall Walcott (4) Joseph Walker (1)
John H. White (1) Artemas Whitney 1815-1907 (1,5)
R. S. Willis (3)