Bristol county. This town was first settled in 1643 by the Rev. Samuel Newman and others from Weymouth. Rehoboth formerly comprised the towns of Seekonk and Pawtucket. This ancient town suffered greatly by Indian depredations. The surface of the town is pleasant, and the soil generally good for tillage. Its manufactures consist of cotton goods, leather, shoes, cutlery, ploughs, straw bonnets, carpenters' and joiners' tools, wagons, ox yokes, bobbins, cotton batting, wooden ware, &c.: annual value, about $60,000. Rehoboth is watered by Palmer's river. It lies 40 miles S. by W. from Boston, 10 S.W. from Taunton, and 7 E. from Providence, R.I. Population, 1837, 2,202. Its Indian name was Saconet.