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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850


Vital Records of Barre, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Worcester, Massachusetts:
Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903.

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

Publisher's Note.
The list of Barre Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all which were entered in the Town Books during the period from the earliest date there found to the end of the year 1849.  Some additions and corrections of names and dates have been made  from the records of the First Church and from other authorities, these being indicated in each instance by proper reference.
  All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other matter which seemed  necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
  Marriages and  intentions of marriage are printed under the names  of both parties, but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or  her name. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in most cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Barre, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.
  When places other than Barre and Massachusetts are named in the origial records they are given in the printed copy.
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
co. - county
c.R. - church record
d. - daughter; day; died
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
f. -  female
G.S. - Grave stone record
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. -  male; married; month
P.R. - private record
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. -  wife
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
2d. - second

The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.

THIS  town was the northwest part of Rutland original grant. A  division was made in 1749, and it was then called Rutland District. This was incorporated as a town  June  17, 1774, with the name of Hutchinson,  which was  changed to Barre, Nov.  7,1776.

The  population of Barre at different periods was as follows: 1765, 734; 1790, 1,613 ; 1800, 1,937; 1810, 1,971 ; 1820, 2,077 ; 1830, 2,503 ; 1840, 2,571 ; 1850, 2,841.

Population in 1900, 2,059.
Number  of Births printed ....     3,384
           Marriages  .  .  1,849 =3,698 names
           Deaths  ......          1,632
                                   8,714 total.

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