Vital Records Of Buckland, Massachusetts
To The End Of The Year 1849
The Essex Institute
Newcomb & Gauss Co.
The following records of
births, marriages and deaths
include all entries to be found in the books of records kept
the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery
inscriptions, and in many private records found in family
and other sources. These records
are printed in
a condensed form in which every essential particular has
been preserved. All duplication of records has been elimi-
nated, 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
a married woman, and to show variations in the
spelling of a
name in the same entry.
When places other than
Buckland and Massachusetts are
named in the original records, they are given in the
copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage 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 when a marriage appears without the inten-
tion being recorded, it is designated by an asterisk. In all
records the original spelling of names is followed, and the
various forms of family names have been placed in one alpha-
From the fact that in
1876, all the records of the births,
marriages and deaths of Buckland were destroyed by fire,
none of such records are available, save the period of
to 1850, copies of which years are on file at the State
These have been considered in this work original
records. The church records have fortunately been preserved
and have been incorporated, as well as considerable
from the records of Franklin and Hampshire counties, and
from other public and private sources bearing on the
statistics of this community.
April 14, 1779, the
plantation called No-town, and part
of Charlemont. April 14, 1838, part of Conway annexed.
The population of
Buckland at different periods was as
1790, 718 1840, 1,084 1890, 1,570
1800, 1,041 1850, 1,056 1900, 1,446
1810, 1,097 1860, 1,702 1910, 1,573
1820, 1,037 1870, 1,946 1920, 1,433
1830, 1,039 1880, 1,739 1930, 1,497
C. R. 1.—church record,
First Congregational Church.
C. R. 2.—church record,
d.—daughter; day; died.
t.—Direct Tax of 1798.
F. D.—Franklin County
F. P.—Franklin County
G. R. 1.—gravestone
record, Buckland Cemetery.
G. R. 2.—gravestone
record, Buckland Center Cemetery.
G. R. 3.—gravestone
record, Old Cemetery, East Buckland.
G. R. 4.—gravestone
record, New Cemetery, East Buckland.
G. R. 5.—gravestone
record, yard in "Buckland Upper City."
H. D.—Hampshire County
H. P.—Hampshire County
N. R. 1.—newspaper
records, Greenfield Gazette and Courier.
P. R. 1.—Bible records in
possession of Miss Ida Harris of Buckland.
P. R. 2.—family records from
P. R. 3.—family records
in possession of Frank A. Ward of Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 4.—family records
in possession of William F. Taylor of Warren.
P. R. 5.—family records
in possession of Erwin T. Mallory of Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 6.—family records
in possession of Mrs. H. A. Ferguson of Lakeland, Florida.
P. R. 7.—Bible records in
possession of Miss Jane M. Lamb of Greenfield.
P. R. 8.—Bible records in
possession of Miss Sarah Ward of Buckland.
P. R. 9.—family records
in possession of Mrs. Albert O. Davenport of Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 10.—family records
from genealogy compiled by W. O. Taylor.
P. R. 11.—family records
in possession of Mrs. Electa P. Stratton of Shelburne
P. R. 12.—family records
in possession of Miss Jennie Thayer of Brookline.
P. R. 13.—Bible records
in possession of Mrs. Frank Purrington of Greenfield.
P. R. 14.—family records
in possession of Charles E. Ward of Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 15.—family records
in possession of Miss Clara J. Bement of Sioux Falls,
P. R. 16.—family records
in possession of Mrs. W. E. Scott of Greenfield.
P. R. 17.—family records
in possession of W. F. Taylor of Warren,
P. R. 18.—family records
from Field Genealogy.
P. R. 19.—family records
in possession of Galen W. Johnson of Buckland.
P. R. 20.—family records
from Ware Genealogy.
P. R. 21.—family records
from Elmer Genealogy.
P. R. 22.—family records
in possession of Mrs. Lena T. Merriam of Buckland.
P. R. 23.—family records
in possession of Mrs. George Dodge of Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 24.—family records
in possession of Edmund G. Wilder.
P. R. 25.—family records
in possession of Frederick E. Wells of Greenfield.
P. R. 26.—family records
in possession of Mrs. C. W. Trow of Buckland.
P. R. 27.—family records
from Vital Records of Charlemont.
P. R. 28.—family records
from County Clerk's office, Franklin County, Greenfield.
P. R. 29.—family records
in possession of Percy E. Woodward of Boston.
P. R. 30.—family records,
from Connecticut Valley History.
P. R. 31.—family records
from Sheldon's History of Deerfield.
P. R. 32.—family records
from History of Conway.
P. R. 33.—family records
in Collections of Lucy C. Kellogg.
P. R. 34.—family records
from the History of Western Massachusetts.
P. R. 35.—family records
from Chapin Genealogy.
P. R. 36.—family records
from Vital Records of Heath.
P. R. 37.—family records
in possession of Harry W. Kellogg of Greenfield.
P. R. 38.—family records
in Collections of W. O. Taylor deposited in Arms Library at Shelburne Falls.
P. R. 39.—family records
from genealogy of the Taylor family.
P. R. 40.—family records
from Vital Records of Deerfield.
P. R. 41.—marriages and
intentions from New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
P. R. 42.—records of
marriages in Western Massachusetts in New England Historical and Genealogical
P. R. 43.—family records
from "Churches and Ministers of Franklin County."
P. R. 44.—family records
from History of Whately.
P. R. 45.—marriages and
intentions from Colrain Town Records.
U. S. C.—United States