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Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the Topsfield Historical Society
Topsfield, Mass., 1912       

Newcomb & Gauss
Printers
Salem, Massachusetts

EXPLANATIONS.
The  following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the returns made to the Salem Quarterly Court; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form  in which every essential particular has been preserved.  All duplication of the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
When places other than  Andover  and  Massachusetts are named  in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.  Marriages and  intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. Double dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original and also, whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. In all records the original spelling of names is followed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined,  as items about the same  family may be found under different spellings.
The register of deaths in the South Parish, between 1710 and 1771,  referred to in the Historical Manual of the South Church published in 1859, nas not been found. The town clerk's records, Book II, 1701-1800, are badly worn, and portions of many of the entries in the first hundred pages are missing, thus accounting for the frequent use of the word torn and the dash.
The gravestone records are from copies of gravestones made in October, 1864 by Alfred Poore, M. D., and now in possession of the Essex Institute.
                     
ANDOVER.
  The  territory within the limits of the town of Andover was originally called Cochicawick. Andover was incorporated as a town  May 6, 1646, and was named  for the town in Hants County, England, which had been the home of many of its settlers.
  A  committee was appointed by the General Court on June 1, 1652, to lay out the bounds between Andover and Cambridge, and the same day the Court granted that the five or six hundred acres laid out by Rowley, without their line near Andover town, should belong to Andover.
  The bounds between Andover and Billerica were established May 26, 1658.
  The bounds between Andover and Wills Hill were established May 9, 1678.
  June 20, 1728, apart of Andover was included in the new town of Middleton.
  April 17, 1847, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Lawrence.
  April 7, 1855, a part of Andover was established as North Andover.
  Feb. 7, 1879, a part of Andover was annexed to Lawrence.
  The bounds between Andover and Tewksbury were established May  21, 1903.
  The bounds between Andover and North Reading were established Apr. 22, 1904.

The population of Andover at different periods was as follows :
         1765,    2,442.          1820,    3.889.
         1776,    2,953.          1830,    4,530.
         1790,    2,863.          1840,    5,207
         1800,    2,941.          1850,    6,945
         181o,    3,164.          1905,    6,632.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a.-age.
abt.-about.
b.-born.
bef.-before.
bet.-between.
bp.-baptized.
bur.-buried.
c. c.-Copy  of Essex Co. Court records, at the Clerk of Court's office, made by Alfred Kimball in 1856.
C. R. 1.-North Parish Congregational Church records.
C. R. 2.-South Parish Congregational Church records.
C. R. 3.-West Parish Congregational Church records.
C. R. 4.-Christ Church records.
C. R. 5.-North Andover Congregational Church records.
C. R. 6.-Theological Seminary Church records.
ch.-child.
chn.-children.
Co.-county.
OT. F.-court files, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
CT. R.-court record, Essex Co. Quarterly Court.
d.-daughter;  day; died.
Dea.-deacon.
dup.-duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.-gravestone record, North Parish Burying Ground.
G. R. 2.-gravestone record, South Parish Burying Ground.
G. R. 3.-gravestone record, West Parish Burying Ground.
G. R. 4.-gravestone record, Christ Church Burying Ground.
G. R. 5.-gravestone  record, Theological  Seminary   Burying Ground.
G. R. 6.-gravestone record, Second Burying Ground, in North Andover.
G. R. 7--gravestone record, Ridgewood Cemetery.
h.-husband;  hour.
inf.-infant.
inf.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male;  married; month.
P. R. 1. -Bible record now in possession of Miss Charlotte Helen Abbot.
P. R. 2.-Family record now in possession of Miss Ellen Richardson.
P. R. 3.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. E. A. Higgins.
P. R. 4.-Bible records now in possession of Miss Anna B. Abbott.
P. R. 5.-Bible record now  in  possession of Edward  Adams, North Andover.
P. R. 6.-Bible record now in possession of Frank W.  Abbott, North Andover.
P. R. 7-Bible record now  in possession of Charles B. Adams, North Andover.
P. R. 8.-Bible records, now in possession of Mrs. S. H. Bailey.
P. R. 9.-Bible record now in possession of George T. Abbott.
P. R. 10.-Bible records  now  in possession of Mrs.  William Cheever.
P. R.  11. -Bible record now in possession of Ballard Holt.
P. R. 12.-Bible record now in possession of Fred Andrews.
P. R. 13.-Family record  now  in possession of Miss Florence Averill, North Andover.
P. R. 14.-Account book   now  in possession of Miss Florence Averill, North Andover.
P. R. 15.-Record now in possession of Orrin Foster.
P. R. 16.-Bible record, now in possession of Jacob W. Barker, North Andover.
P. R. 17.-Records  now  in possession of Jacob W. Barker.
P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Emily Carter.
P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of George Caldwell.
P. R. 20.-Bible record now  in possession of George I. Smith, North Andover.
P. R. 21.-Family  record now  in possession of Miss Maria D. Kamball.
P. R. 22.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Hannah Tucker, North Andover.
P. R. 23.-Bible record now in possession of Mary G. Carleton, North Andover.
P. R. 24.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edward Butterworth, North Andover.
P. R. 25.-Bible record now in possession of Andrew J. Barker, North Andover.
P. R. 26.-Bible record now in possession of Clifton Berry, North Andover.
P. R. 27.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edward Cooper, North Andover.
P. R. 28.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Martha A. Russell.
P. R. 29.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Angie Burtt.
P. R. 30.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. J. W. Mooar.
P. R. 31.-Bible record now in possession of William A. Trow.
P. R. 32.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Lucretia Bailey.
P. R. 33.-Bible record  now  in possession of Mrs. William E. Burtt.
P. R. 34.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Boutwell.
P. R. 35.-Bible record now in possession of John Bailey.
P. R. 36.-Bible record now in possession of Frank E. Bailey.
P. R. 37.-Framed  record now  in possession of Mrs. Charles H. Newton.
P. R. 38.-Unframed  record now  in possession of Mrs. Charles H. Newton.
P. R. 39.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Caroline S. Rea.
P. R. 40.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Laura Alden Bailey, North Andover.
P. R. 41.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. Warren Bailey.
P. R. 42.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. J. W. Barnard.
P. R. 43,-Bible record now in possession of Miss Ellen Abbott.
P. R. 44.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. E. Francis Holt.
P. R. 45,-Family record now  in possession of George W. Foster.
P. R. 46.-Note  book record now in possession of Miss" Florence Averill, North Andover.
P. R. 47,-Bible record now in possession of George L. Averill.
P. R. 48.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Frederick P. Hannaford, North Andover.
P. R. 49.-Framed  family record now in possession of Miss Sarah Jenkins.
P. R. 50.-Bible record now in possession of Frank Eaton, North Andover.
P. R. 51.-Bible record now in possessson of Mrs. Mary H. Lacy, North Andover.
P. R. 52.-Family  Register now  in possession of Orrin Foster, North Andover.
P. R. 53.-Bible record now  in possession of Frank  Goodhue, North Andover.
P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John Barker.
P. R. 55.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Oliver P. Berry, Wolfboro,  N. H.
P. R. 56.-Bible record now in possession of John Cochran.
P. R. 57.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Albert Lowe.
P. R. 58.-Bible record now in possession of B. F. Wardwell.
P. R. 59.-Bible record now in possession of N. E. Bartlett.
P. R. 60.-Family record now in possession of Miss Sara Poor.
P. R. 61.-Account book now  in possession of Miss Martha Farnham,  North Andover.
P. R. 62.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Eldora Ellis, North  Andover.
P. R. 63.-Bible record now in possession of John Peters Clark, North  Andover.
P. R. 64.-Framed  record now in possession of Mrs. S. M. Wagstaff.
P. R. 65.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. S. M. Wagstaff.
P. R. 66.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Hannah E. Giddings.
P. R. 67.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs.
P. R. 68.-Bible record now in possession of George Goldsmith.
P. R. 69.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs.
P. R. 70.-Bible record now in possession of James Jaquith.
P. R. 71.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Sarah Jenkins.
P. R. 72.-Family record now in possession of Mrs. Mary A. Davis.
P. R. 73.-Record now  in possession of Ira O. Gray.
P. R. 74.-Bible record now in possession of B. F
P. R. 75.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs.
P. R. 76.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Land, Griffen, Ga.
P. R. 77.-Bible record now in possession of Still nan Harnden.
P. R. 78.-Family record now in possession of George Stevens.
P. R. 79.-Bible records now in possession of Chirles Johnson.
P. R. 80.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lynn.
P. R. 81.-Bible records now in possession of Miss Maria D. Kimball, North Andover.
P. R. 82.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. E. W. Moody, North Andover.
P. R. 83.-Bible record now in possession of Charles VV. Tucker, Swampscott.
P. R. 84.-Bible record now  in possession of Henry  Keniston, North Andover.
P. R. 85.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Winslow, Lynn.
P. R. 86.-Bible record now  in possession of David  Wall work, North Andover.
P. R. 87.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Robert Peterson, North Andover.
P. R. 88.-Bible record now in possession of Mr. &. Mary E. Perkins, North Andover.
P. R. 89.-Bible record now in possession of Mrsl Edward Butterworth, North Andover.
P. R. 90.-Bible record now in possession of Mrsi George A. Rea, North Andover.
P. R. 91.-Bible  record now  in possession of Mrs. Charles H. Poor, North Andover.
P. R. 92.-Bible record now in possession of Isaac Osgood, North Andover.
P. R. 93.-Records  now  in possession of Clarence W. Reynolds, North Andover.
P. R. 94.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. M. A. Russell.
P. R. 95.- Bible record now in possession of Mrs. M. Warren Tuck.
P. R. 96.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Abbie Hill.
P. R. 97.-Bible record now in possession of A. Sewell Stott.
P. R. 98.-Bible record now in possession of Augustus Upton.
P. R. 99.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Elmer Conkey.
P. R. 100.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. William Gile, North Andover.
P. R. 101.-Bible record now  in possession of Miss Olive Rea, North Andover.
P. R. 102.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. J. J. Abbott.
P. R. 103.-Framed  record now in possession of Mrs. John Holt.
P. R. 104.-Record now  in possession of Frank Carlton.
P. R. 105.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Eames.
P. R. 106.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Kate Johnson, North Andover.
P. R. 107.-Record  now in possession of Miss Harriet S. Tapley, Salem.
P. R. 108.-Record now  in possession of C. H. A. Sanborn.
rec.-recorded.
S.-son.
sr.-senior.
T. C.-town copy.
unm.-unmarried.
w.-wife;  week.
wid.-widow.
widr.-widower.
y.-year.
7 br.-September
8 br.-October.
9 br.-November.
x br.-December.

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