The Honorable Mark Doolittle
did much to preserve the history of the town.
Born in 1781 in Russell, Massachusetts, he graduated from Yale in 1803.
studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1807.
In 1812, he
professional career in Belchertown and continued his
practice until within a few weeks of death.
He was a state senator, 1821-22 and represented Belchertown in the lower house of the legislature 1824-25 and 1825-26.
He was a member of the Governor's Council in 1828-29.
was a great orator and many of his
addresses were published.
In 1852, he
published a book entitled "A Historical Sketch of the Congregational Church
in Belchertown, Mass".
It was the home of Mark Doolittle, lawyer and author of the history of the Belchertown Congregational Church.
Doolittle's Sketches by Hon. Mark Doolittle, Published 1852
Library and Stone House Museum Publisher - Hoplins, Bridgeman and Co.