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Early Fall River, Massachusetts census and town records before 1800.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am confused why I can not find Fall River, Massachusetts in the 1790-1800 U.S. Census?  Was this lost in a fire at some point?  Also finding early town records appears to be difficult for me as well.


Answer:  Fall River became a town from Freetown, Massachusetts in 1803.  This will explain why are not finding pre-1803 town records, and also the pre-1810 federal census for Fall River.

Posted by David Lambert at 06/15/2011 11:56:44 PM | 

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