What is origin of Howard St. in Waltham, Mass. (Part #2)?
After some great suggestions in my original question
, I was able to trace my property back to the original owner of the land that was parceled out into Howard St.
I did this by visiting the Registry of Deeds and digging through a lot of old deeds in the basement (very fun to do by the way). I was even able to print out an original plan by the city where they chopped up his land into lots to be sold.
Turns out, the land was owned by Daniel Carey b. 1804
(link goes to genealogy page) who died and passed the property on to his son George W. Carey. Somehow the son then was able to parcel out the land and sell it off (whats the process for doing this btw?)
Get this: his son was married to a Lucy Howard
at around the time he sold the land off in parcels. Clue to the naming of the street perhaps??
#1: I can't find any documentation as to how/when Daniel Carey acquired the property in Waltham. We're land purchases before 1850 recorded somewhere else or something? Any help here would be appreciated. I'm getting into some really really early land purchases in Waltham.
#2: Any thoughts on how I might confirm the street name with Lucy Howard (above)?