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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850


Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass., 1911

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.
Henry Winchester Cunningham
Charles Knowles Bolton
Edmund Dana Barbour
Henry Edwards Scott
F. Apthorp Foster                                                  

Editor, F. Apthorp Foster

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

THE TOWN OF CARVER, Plymouth County, was established June 9, 1790, from a part of Plympton.
  February  8, 1793, bounds  between  Carver and Plympton were  established.
  January 20, 1827, part of Carver was annexed to Wareham.
  March  24, 1849, bounds between Carver and Middleborough were established.
    Population by Census: 1790 (U.S.),  847;
     1800 (U.S.),  863;  1810  (U.S.),  858;
     1820 (U.S.),  839;  1830  (U.S.),  970;
     1840 (U.S.),  995;  1850  (U.S.), 1186;
     1855 (State), 1205; 1860  (U.S.), 1186;
     1865 (State), 1059; 1870  (U.S.), 1092;
     1875 (State), 1127; 1880  (U.S.), 1039;
     1885 (State), 1091; 1890  (U.S.),  994;
     1895 (State), 1016; 1900  (U.S.), 1104;
     1905 (State), 1410; 1910  (U.S.), 1663.

1.  WHEN   places other than Carver  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 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 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.

a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. -- child
chn. - children
Co. - county
C.R.1.  - church record, Congregational Church
C.R.2. - church record, Baptist Church
d. - daughter ; died ; day
Dea. -  deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone  record, Lakenhatn  Cemetery,  North Carver
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Center Cemetery
G.R.3. -gravestone record, Wenharn Cemetery, East Carver
G.R.4.- gravestone record, Union Cemetery, South Carver
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. -- infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. -  married ; month
min. - minutes
P.R.1.  - private record, from a copy of the Bible record of Benjamin Shurtleff, 2d, now in the possession of Mr. Benjamin Shurtleff of Revere
P.R.2.-private record, from a copy of the Bible record of Benjamin Shurtleff, 3d, of Boston, now in the possession of Mr. Benjamin Shurtleff of Revere
P.R.3. - private record, from a copy of the Fuller Bible record, now in the possession of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
P.R.4.- private record, from the Hammond   family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Benjamin W. Robbins of Carver
 P.R.5---private record, from the Cole family Bible, now in the posses sion of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
 P.R.6. -private record, from a manuscript in the Cole Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
 P.R.7.-privale record, from the Bible of William Shurtleff, now in ths possession of Maria E. Lucas of East Carver
 R.R. - Rebellion Record
 rec, - recorded
 s. - son
 Sr. - senior
 w. - wife ; week
 wid.  - widow
 widr. - widower
y. - year
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