Massachusetts 1789 Governor

Office:
Governor (State)
Title:
Governor
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Massachusetts 1789 Governor
Date:
1789
State:
Massachusetts
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Governor/Governor
Candidates:
John Hancock, James Bowdoin, Benjamin Lincoln, William Cushing, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel Gorham, Ebenezer Saul, James Warren, John Adams, Martin Burk, Lincoln Chadwick, Nathan Fisk, Benjamin Goddard, Jonah Haskell, Samuel Haskell, Daniel Holland, Lace, Joseph Lyman, Lot Nye, Lenox Parsons, Samuel Phillips, Nehemiah Pratt, J. Randall, James Sikes, John Taylor, Whiting
Candidates: John Hancock[1]James BowdoinBenjamin LincolnWilliam CushingSamuel AdamsNathaniel GorhamEbenezer SaulJames WarrenJohn AdamsMartin BurkLincoln ChadwickNathan FiskBenjamin GoddardJonah HaskellSamuel HaskellDaniel HollandLaceJoseph LymanLot NyeLenox ParsonsSamuel PhillipsNehemiah PrattJ. RandallJames SikesJohn TaylorWhiting
Affiliation:FederalistFederalist
Final Result: 17309345743815785873211111111111111111
Barnstable County38324-31-------------1-------
Town of Barnstable347----------------1-------
Town of Chatham29-------------------------
Town of Eastham41--3----------------------
Town of Falmouth414------------------------
Town of Harwich68-------------------------
Town of Provincetown[2]--------------------------
Town of Sandwich54---1---------------------
Town of Truro24-------------------------
Town of Wellfleet202------------------------
Town of Yarmouth7211------------------------
Berkshire County7614721584-----1----1----------
Town of Adams55-------------------------
Town of Alford[3]--------------------------
Town of Becket7191-----------------------
Town of Dalton302------------------------
Town of Egremont29-------------------------
Town of Great Barrington38-1111---------------------
Town of Hancock18-------------------------
Town of Lanesboro[4]--------------------------
Town of Lee49---------1---------------
Town of Lenox81-------------------------
Town of Louden[5]--------------------------
Town of Mount Washington[6]--------------------------
District of New Ashford[7]--------------------------
Town of New Marlborough30--8----------------------
Town of Partridgefield[8]--------------------------
Town of Pittsfield5831------------1----------
Town of Richmond51-7-----------------------
Town of Sandisfield[9]--------------------------
Town of Sheffield38-2212---------------------
Town of Stockbridge2522718----------------------
Town of Tyringham52-------------------------
Town of Washington261------------------------
Town of West Stockbridge54-1-1---------------------
Town of Williamstown80-1-----------------------
Town of Windsor40-------------------------
Bristol County148165261---1-------------1----
Town of Attleborough1441311----------------------
Town of Berkley48-------------------------
Town of Dartmouth146-------------------------
Town of Dighton87-------------------------
Town of Easton58-------------------------
Town of Freetown61-------------------------
Town of Mansfield9853-----------------------
Town of New Bedford1456------------------------
Town of Norton7113-----------------------
Town of Raynham2720------------------------
Town of Rehoboth28620-----1------------------
Town of Swansea85-------------------------
Town of Taunton161-19------------------1----
Town of Westport64-------------------------
Cumberland County6373058-1-----------1-----1---
Town of Bakerston[10]--------------------------
Town of Bridgton[11]--------------------------
Town of Brunswick73-------------------------
Town of Cape Elizabeth71-------------------------
Town of Falmouth5355-----------------------
Town of Freeport51-------------------------
Town of Gorham116-------------------------
Town of Gray30-------------------------
Town of Harpswell51-------------------------
Town of New Gloucester62-------------------------
Town of North Yarmouth9072-1---------------------
Town of Portland25151-------------1-----1---
Town of Raymondston[12]--------------------------
Town of Royalsboro[13]--------------------------
Town of Scarboro[14]--------------------------
Town of Standish241------------------------
Town of Turner16-------------------------
Town of Windham234------------------------
Dukes County8931------------------------
Town of Chilmark2114------------------------
Town of Edgartown4117------------------------
Town of Tisbury27-------------------------
Essex County145556930176---1-----------1-----
Town of Amesbury341-2----------------------
Town of Andover12415------------------------
Town of Beverly34366-----------------------
Town of Boxford347------------------------
Town of Bradford5222------------------------
Town of Danvers908------------------------
Town of Gloucester22102------------------------
Town of Haverhill815661----------------1-----
Town of Ipswich11053------------------------
District of Lynfield73-14----------------------
Town of Lynn4125------------------------
Town of Manchester217------------------------
Town of Marblehead8211------------------------
Town of Metheun37-7-----------------------
Town of Middleton321------------------------
Town of Newbury13465------1-----------------
Town of Newburyport167855-6---------------------
Town of Rowley[15]--------------------------
Town of Salem214526-----------------------
Town of Salisbury84-------------------------
Town of Topsfield526------------------------
Town of Wenham224------------------------
Hampshire County19567103622576-1-1-------1-1---1--
Town of Amherst2223------------------------
Town of Ashfield29-------------------------
Town of Belchertown5438-1----------------------
Town of Bernardston85-6----------------------
Town of Blandford37144-----------------------
Town of Brimfield432811----------------------
Town of Buckland35-------------------------
Town of Charlemont154------------------------
Town of Chester4310-4----------------------
Town of Chesterfield4351-----------------------
Town of Colrain44-------------------------
Town of Conway55-1-----------------------
Town of Cummington185------------------------
Town of Deerfield1223------------------------
District of Easthampton8321-----------------------
Town of Goshen2118------------------------
Town of Granby257------------------------
Town of Granville67-------------------------
Town of Greenfield5720-4----------------------
Town of Greenwich[16]--------------------------
Town of Hadley3033------------------------
Town of Hatfield17321--------------1--------
Town of Heath[17]--------------------------
Town of Holland[18]--------------------------
Town of Leverett[19]--------------------------
District of Leyden35-------------------------
Town of Longmeadow5119-----------------1------
Town of Ludlow[20]----54---------------------
Town of Middlefield[21]--------------------------
Town of Monson8082-----------------------
Town of Montague1312-3----------------------
Town of Montgomery192------------------------
Town of New Salem77-------------------------
Town of Northfield1616------------------------
Town of Northampton10131-2-2--------------------
Town of Norwich2712------------------------
District of Orange3013-1----------------------
Town of Palmer41-------------------------
Town of Pelham61-------------------------
District of Plainfield18-------------------------
Town of Rowe[22]--------------------------
Town of Shelburne813------------------------
Town of Shutesbury52-------------------------
Town of South Brimfield353------------------------
Town of South Hadley556------------------------
Town of Southampton15401------1----------------
Town of Southwick[23]--------------------------
Town of Springfield6430--1------------------1--
Town of Sunderland1411------------------------
Town of Ware521------------------------
Town of Warwick666------------------------
Town of Wendell161------------------------
Town of West Springfield9515------------------------
Town of Westfield44372--4--------------------
Town of Westhampton3616------------------------
Town of Whately341------------------------
Town of Wilbraham89161-----------------------
Town of Williamsburg304--1---------------------
Town of Worthington171121-1---------------------
Lincoln County13824612-2---1-----------------
Town of Balltown30-------------------------
Town of Bath554------------------------
Town of Boothbay32-------------------------
Town of Bowdoin33-------------------------
Town of Bowdoinham27-------------------------
Town of Bristol63-------------------------
Town of Canaan[24]--------------------------
Town of Deer Island84-------------------------
Town of Edgecomb[25]--------------------------
Town of Fairfield15-------------------------
Fox Islands Plantation54-------------------------
Town of Georgetown5710------------------------
Town of Green32-------------------------
Town of Hallowell7114-2---------------------
Town of Howardstown[26]--------------------------
Town of Lewiston18-------------------------
Town of Machias5022------------------------
Town of Medencook[27]--------------------------
Town of Mount Desert[28]30-------------------------
Town of New Castle[29]--------------------------
Town of Norridgewalk[30]--------------------------
Town of Penobscot9136-----------------------
Town of Pittston3441-----------------------
Town of Ploughill34-------------------------
Town of Pownalboro522------------------------
Town of Saint George[31]--------------------------
Town of Sedgwick74-------------------------
Town of Thomastown[32]--------------------------
Town of Topsham56-------------------------
Town of Union13-------------------------
Town of Vassalboro124-------------------------
Town of Waldoboro63-1-----------------------
Town of Wales45-------------------------
Town of Walpole[33]--------------------------
Town of Warren[34]--------------------------
Town of Washington33-------------------------
Town of Winslow[35]--------------------------
Town of Winthrop51-------------------------
Town of Woolwich41-------------------------
Plantation adjacent to Bowdoin20-------1-----------------
Middlesex County240625622321--------------------
Town of Acton4510------------------------
Town of Ashby761------------------------
Town of Bedford35-1-----------------------
Town of Billerica691------------------------
District of Boxboro22-1-----------------------
Town of Cambridge1478------------------------
District of Carlisle272------------------------
Town of Charlestown14432-1---------------------
Town of Chelmsford562------------------------
Town of Concord952411----------------------
Town of Dracut28-4-----------------------
Town of Dunstable2711-----------------------
Town of East Sudbury53-------------------------
Town of Framingham5923------------------------
Town of Groton921------------------------
Town of Holliston60-------------------------
Town of Hopkinton873--1---------------------
Town of Lexington53-------------------------
Town of Lincoln2612------------------------
Town of Littleton542------------------------
Town of Malden449------------------------
Town of Marlborough102-------------------------
Town of Medford3824-1----------------------
Town of Natick33-1-----------------------
Town of Newton7921------------------------
Town of Pepperell72-------------------------
Town of Reading69237--1--------------------
Town of Sherborn4319------------------------
Town of Shirley511------------------------
Town of Stoneham20-------------------------
Town of Stow4211-----------------------
Town of Sudbury4772-----------------------
Town of Tewksbury53-------------------------
Town of Townsend44-------------------------
Town of Waltham433------------------------
Town of Watertown6716-1----------------------
Town of Westford661------------------------
Town of Weston59281-----------------------
Town of Wilmington69-------------------------
Town of Woburn110-------------------------
Nantucket County832--1---------------------
Town of Sherburn832--1---------------------
Plymouth County73221411612-71------------------
Town of Abington55248-----------------------
Town of Bridgewater1357318-----------------------
Town of Duxbury2781-----------------------
Town of Halifax26-1-----------------------
Town of Hanover36211-----------------------
Town of Kingston4440-----------------------
Town of Marshfield17511----------------------
Town of Middleborough115157-----------------------
Town of Pembroke24303-1---------------------
Town of Plymouth55715-1---------------------
Town of Plympton49-11---7-------------------
Town of Rochester12011----1------------------
Town of Scituate4926------------------------
Town of Wareham20-9-----------------------
Suffolk County237494646113---------------------
Town of Bellingham34-------------------------
Town of Boston1265569--1---------------------
Town of Braintree10568-1---------------------
Town of Brookline217------------------------
Town of Chelsea36-------------------------
Town of Cohasset203------------------------
Town of Dedham58326-----------------------
Town of Dorchester454311----------------------
District of Dover3871-----------------------
Town of Foxborough332------------------------
Town of Franklin56185-----------------------
Town of Hingham28222-----------------------
Town of Hull[36]--------------------------
Town of Medfield1534110----------------------
Town of Medway697------------------------
Town of Milton5018------------------------
Town of Needham694------------------------
Town of Roxbury66581-----------------------
Town of Sharon53-------------------------
Town of Stoughton1006------------------------
Town of Walpole4581-----------------------
Town of Weymouth567--1---------------------
Town of Wrentham13835------------------------
Worcester County2876478704151-----1111---------11
Town of Ashburnham4817-----------------------
Town of Athal29131-----------------------
Town of Barre8610------------------------
District of Berlin2112-4----------------------
Town of Bolton2521------------------------
Town of Boylston64921----------------------
Town of Brookfield16957---------1--1----------1
Town of Charlton625-11----------------------
Town of Douglas2783-----------------------
Town of Dudley70-------------------------
Town of Fitchburg59-------------------------
Town of Gardner292------------------------
Town of Gerry3810------------------------
Town of Grafton6731---------1-------------
Town of Hardwick90181-----------------------
Town of Harvard5655----------1------------
Town of Holden411131----------------------
Town of Hubbardston55-------------------------
Town of Lancaster4715-2----------------------
Town of Leicester57722----------------------
Town of Leominster3922111----------------------
Town of Lunenberg811------------------------
Town of Mendon575------------------------
Town of Milford543------------------------
Town of New Braintree718--3---------------------
Town of Northborough2351-----------------------
Town of Northbridge2616-----------------------
Town of Oakham381------------------------
Town of Oxford77-------------------------
Town of Paxton1310----------------------1-
Town of Petersham721510-----------------------
Town of Princeton5352------------------------
Town of Royalston91-------------------------
Town of Rutland71139-----------------------
Town of Shrewsbury5423------------------------
Town of Southborough5534-----------------------
Town of Spencer721------------------------
Town of Sterling4094--1--------------------
Town of Sturbridge67512----------------------
Town of Sutton151736----------------------
Town of Templeton5914-----------------------
Town of Upton57--1----------------------
Town of Uxbridge579------------------------
Town of Ward39-------------------------
Town of Westborough807--2---------------------
Town of Western3081-----------------------
Town of Westminster64201-----------------------
Town of Winchendon675------------------------
Town of Worcester7837------------------------
York County693391-1---------------------
Town of Arundel521------------------------
Town of Berwick5512--1---------------------
Town of Biddeford223------------------------
Town of Brownfield10-------------------------
Town of Buxton93-------------------------
Town of Coxhall[37]--------------------------
Town of Fryburgh43-------------------------
Town of Kittery60-------------------------
Town of Lebanon26-------------------------
Town of Limerick15-------------------------
Town of Littefields[38]--------------------------
Town of Parsonfield35-------------------------
Town of Pepperrelboro[39]--------------------------
Town of Sandford74-------------------------
Town of Shapleigh54-------------------------
Town of Waterborough32-------------------------
Town of Wells6751-----------------------
Town of York5518------------------------

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]Provincetown was not listed in the Official Records.
[3]There were no votes recorded in Alford.
[4]There were no votes recorded in Lanesboro.
[5]There were no votes recorded in Louden.
[6]There were no votes recorded in Mount Washington.
[7]There were no votes recorded in New Ashford.
[8]There were no votes recorded in Partridgefield.
[9]There were no votes recorded in Sandisfield.
[10]There were no votes recorded in Bakerston.
[11]There were no votes recorded in Bridgton.
[12]There were no votes recorded in Raymondston.
[13]There were no votes recorded in Royalsboro.
[14]There were no votes recorded in Scarboro.
[15]There were no votes recorded in Rowley.
[16]There were no votes reported in Greenwich.
[17]There were no votes reported in Heath.
[18]There were no votes reported in Holland.
[19]There were no votes reported in Leverett.
[20]The votes from Ludlow were not included in the Original Election Returns.
[21]There were no votes reported in Middlefield.
[22]There were no votes reported in Rowe.
[23]There were no votes reported in Southwick.
[24]There were no votes recorded in Canaan.
[25]There were no votes recorded in Edgecomb.
[26]There were no votes recorded in Howardstown.
[27]There were no votes recorded in Medencook.
[28]Mount Desert was incorporated into a township on February 17, 1789. Previous to this date, it was designated as a Plantation. The above results are their first State Elections returns as a town.
[29]There were no votes recorded in New Castle.
[30]There were no votes recorded in Norridgewalk.
[31]There were no votes recorded in Saint George.
[32]There were no votes recorded in Thomastown.
[33]There were no votes recorded in Walpole.
[34]There were no votes recorded in Warren.
[35]There were no votes recorded in Winslow.
[36]There were no votes recorded in Hull.
[37]There were no votes recorded in Coxhall.
[38]There were no votes recorded in Littlefields.
[39]There were no votes recorded in Pepperrelboro.

References:

Original Election Returns. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Amherst Town Records. 130.
Bernardston Town Records. 53.
Blandford Town Records. Book 2. 138.
Brookfield Town Records.
Brookline Town Records. 365-366.
Chatham Town Records. 99.
Colrain Town Records. Book One. 246.
Falmouth Town Records. 320.
Freetown Town Records. 268.
Lee Town Records. 54.
Leyden Town Records. 34.
Ludlow Town Records.
Marshfield Town Records. 234.
Oakham Town Records. 170.
Paxton Town Records. Book One.
Princeton Town Records.
South Hadley Town Records. 90.
Spencer Town Records.
Tisbury Town Records. 273 - 274.
Truro Town Records. 32.
Ware Town Records.
Warren Town Records. 227.
Watertown Town Records. Vol. 6. 407-408.
Weston Town Records. 404-405.
Worcester Town Records. 147-148.
The Herald of Freedom, and the Federal Advertiser (Boston, MA). April 7, 1789.
The Salem Mercury (Salem, MA). April 7, 1789.
The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (Newburyport, MA). April 8, 1789.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 8, 1789.
The Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). April 8, 1789.
The Massachusetts Centinel (Boston, MA). April 8, 1789.
Independent Chronicle: and the Universal Advertiser (Boston, MA). April 9, 1789.
The Berkshire Chronicle, and the Massachusetts Intelligencer (Pittsfield, MA). April 10, 1789.
The Herald of Freedom, and the Federal Advertiser (Boston, MA). April 10, 1789.
The Massachusetts Centinel (Boston, MA). April 11, 1789.
The Salem Mercury (Salem, MA). April 14, 1789.
The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet (Newburyport, MA). April 15, 1789.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 15, 1789.
The Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA). April 15, 1789.
The American Herald; and the Worcester Recorder (Worcester, MA). April 16, 1789.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy: Or, The Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). April 16, 1789.
The Boston Gazette, and the Country Journal (Boston, MA). April 20, 1789.
The Hampshire Chronicle (Springfield, MA). April 22, 1789.
Bates, Samuel A. Records of the Town of Braintree: 1640 to 1793. Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, 1886. 588.
Cochrane, Harry H. History of Monmouth and Wales. Vol. I. East Winthrop, ME: Banner, 1894. 130.
Davis, Walter A., ed. The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh. Vol. 2. Fitchburg, MA: Sentinel Printing, 1899. 9.
Drisko, George W. Narrative of the Town of Machias. Machias, MA: Press of the Republican, 1904. 134.
French, W. R. A History of Turner, Maine. Portland, ME: Hoyt, Fogg and Sonham, 1887. 212.
Metcalf, John G. Annals of the Town of Mendon, from 1659 to 1880. Providence: E. L. Freeman, 1880. 442-443.
North, James W. The History of Augusta. Augusta, ME: Clapp and Norton, 1870. 217.
Street, George E. Mount Desert: A History. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and, 1905. 189-195.
Vital Records of Limerick, Maine. Ancient Landmark Society: 1989. 17.
A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston Containing Boston Town Records. 1784 to 1796. Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1903. 194-195.

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