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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 


Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass., 1912

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, November 6, 1901, as follows:
Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.

Committee on Publications.
James Parker Parmenter
Edmund Dana Barbour
Henry Edwards Scott
F. Apthorp Foster
Hosea Starr Ballou

Editor, F. Apthorp Foster

Stanhope Press
F- H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.

THE TOWN OF ABINGTON, Plymouth County, was established June 10, 1712, from a part of Bridgewater and certain lands adjoining.
June 14, 1727, part was included in the new town of Hanover.
March 31, 1847, bounds between Abington and Weymouth were established.

Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 1263;
1776 (Prov.), 1293; 1790 (U.S.), 1453;
1800 (U.S.), 1623; 1810 (U.S.), 1704;
1820 (U.S.), 1920; 1830 (U.S.), 2423;
1840 (U.S.), 32I45 1850 (U.S.), 5269;
1855 (State), 6937; 1860 (U.S.), 8527;
1865 (State), 8576; 1870 (U.S.), 9308;
1875 (State), 3241; 1880 (U.S.), 3697;
1885 (State), 3699; 1890 (U.S.), 4260;
1895 (State), 4207; 1900 (U.S.), 4489;
1905 (State), 5081; 1910 (U.S.), 5455.

EXPLANATIONS.
1. WHEN places other than Abington and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records or to harmonize conflicting names or dates.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e. any explanation, query, inference, or a difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.
Parentheses are used to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text - such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a.-age
abt. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
ch. - child
chn. - children
C.R.1. - church record, First Church of Abington
C.R.2. - church record, Second Church of Christ in Abington
C.R.3. - church record, Third Church of Christ in Abington, now Rockland
C.R.4. - church record, Fourth Congregational Church in Abington
C.R.5.- church record, First Baptist Church of Christ in Abington
Co. - county
d. - daughter; died; day
Dta. - deacon
dap. -duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington
G.R.2.- gravestone record, Maplewood Cemetery, Webster Street, Rockland
G.R.3 - gravestone record, Abiah Reed Cemetery, Spring Street, Rockland
G.R.4.- gravestone record, Samuel Reed Cemetery, near Reed's Pond, Rockland
G.R.5 - gravestone record, Old Cemetery, Liberty Street, Rockland
G.R.6. - gravestone record, Lane Cemetery, Rockland
G.R.7. - gravestone record, Wilkes Cemetery, Rockland
G.R.8. - gravestone record, Beal Cemetery, Webster Street, Rockland
G.R.9. - gravestone record, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Liberty Street, Rockland
G.R.10. - gravestone record, High Street Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.11. - gravestone record, Small Pox Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.12. - gravestone record, Mount Zion Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.13.- gravestone record, Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.14. - gravestone record, Old Cemetery, near Church, Washington Street, Abington
G.R.15--gravestone record, Stones on north side of Beech Hill, Rockland, said to have been victims of small pox
G.R.16. - gravestone record, Old Cemetery in Abington, in pine grove west of track between Abington and North Abington
G.R.17- - gravestone record, West Abington Cemetery
G.R.18.-gravestone record, Cobb Family Burying Ground, West Abington
G.R.19.- gravestone record, The Plain Cemetery, West Abington
k. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - married; month
min. - minutes
P. R.1.  - private record, from the William Nash Bible, now in the possession of Frederick A. Ramsdell of Whitman
P.R.2. - private record, from the Cyrus Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Seth P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.3- - private record, from the Shaw family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Clara N. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.4. - private record, from the George H. Bates Bible, now in the possession of Miss Susan Bates of Whitman
P.R.5.- private record, from a private record, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Edes of Whitman
P.R.6. - private record, from the Asaph Peterson Bible, now in the possession of Benjamin Peterson of Whitman
P.R.7.- private record, from the Seth Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Edward P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.8. - private record, from the Almon Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Edward P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.9.- private record, from a Reed family Bible, now in the possession of Quincy Reed of Whitman
P.R.10.- private record, from a Cook family Bible, now in the possession of George D. Cook of Whitman
P.R.11. - private record from the David Bates Bible, now in the possession of George H. Bates of Whitman
P.R.12. - private record, from the Stephen Thompson Bible, now in the possession of Andrew W. Thompson of Whitman
P.R.13. - private record, from a framed family record, now in the possession of Frank Barnes of Whitman
P.R.14. - private record, from the J. W. Osborne Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lucy E. Osborne of Whitman
P.R.15--private record, from the Phillip Reed Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lucy Osborne of Whitman
P.R.16.-private record, from the Ephraim Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Kate Weston of Whitman
P.R.17.-private record, from the Josiah Richmond Bible now in the possession of Walter W. Richmond of Whitman
P.R.18. - private record, from the Edward Loring Dyer Bible, now in the possession of Dr. E. Alden Dyer of Whitman
P.R. 19. - private record, from the Christopher Dyer Bible, now in the possession of Dr. E. Alden Dyer of Whitman
P.R.20.-private record, from the Jason Hersey Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Margaret Hersey of Whitman
P.R.21. - private record, from the Ephraim Sturtevant Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Lucy Clara Nash of Abington
P.R.22. - private record, from the Micah Nash Bible, now in the possession of Gridley T. Nash of Abington
P.R.23.-private record, from the Lebbeus Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.24- - private record, from the Thankful Reed Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.25. - private record, from the Jacob Fullarton Bible, now in the possession of Miss H. M. Reed of Whitman
P.R.26. - private record, from the Asaph T. Peterson Bible, now in the possession of James Walter Soule of Meriden, Conn.
P.R.27.-private record, from the Samuel Norton Bible, now in the possession of Mrs, Mary Packard of Whitman
P.R.28. - private record, from the Edwin Edes Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary E. Edes of Whitman
P.R.29. - private record, from the Nahum Reed Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Nahum Reed of Whitman
P.R.30. - private record, from the Robert Cook Bible, now in the possession of Lucius Cook of Whitman
P.R.31. - private record, from a record now in the possession of Lucius Cook of Whitman
P.R.32. - private record, from a record now in the possession of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.33-- private record, from a family Bible, now in the possession of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.34.-private record, from a family Bible now in the possession of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.35- - private record, from the Bathshua Thompson Bible, now in the possession of Frank Alger of Rockland
P.R.36. - private record, from a Reed family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Martha Reed of Rockland
P.R.37. - private record, from a Reed family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Martha Reed of Rockland
P.R.38. - private record, from the Elijah Hobert Bible, now in the possession of Will E. Hobart of Rockland
P.R.39. - private record, from the Ezekiel Thaxter Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Emma E. T. Whitmarsh of Abington
P.R.40. - private record, from the Noah Poole Bible, now in the possession of Charles Poole of Whitman
P.R.41.- private record, from the Mrs. Susan Whitman Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Susan A. H. Vining of Whitman
P.R.42. - private record, from the Randall Cooke Bible, now in the possession of Miss Harriet B. Cooke of Whitman
P.R.43--private record, from the Ruth Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Miss M. Annie Harden of Whitman
P.R.44.- private record, from the Nahum Gurney Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Myrtie Torrey of Whitman
P.R.45-- private record, from a record now in the possession of Mrs. Susan A. H. Vining of Whitman
P.R.46. - private record, from a list of Marriages and Deaths in the Union Calvinistick Society, now in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.47--private record, from a record of Marriages and Deaths in Abington kept by Mrs. Jane Bates of Abington
P.R.48. - private record, from a record of Deaths in Abington kept by John Nash, with additions by Cyrus Nash
P.R.49--private record, Pauper Register in Abington
P.R.50. -private record, from the Lawrence Paine Bible, now in the possession of G. Lawrence Paine, Whitman
P.R.51. - private record, from a Foster Bible, now in the possession of Osborn F. Packard of Rockland
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - wife; week
toid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year


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