Vital Records of Cohasset, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.
Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., Member of
the New England Historic
Boston, Mass., 1916.
Number of births printed . . . . . . . . . .
Number of marriages printed . . . . 792 X 2 = 1,584
Number of deaths printed . . . . . . .. . .
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Company,
April 26, 1770, part of Hingham
established as the district of Cohasset.
August 23, 1775, the district made a town by general
June 14, 1823, part of Scituate annexed.
March 20, 1840,
bounds between Scituate and Cohasset established
and part of each town
annexed to the other town.
April 30, 1897, bounds between Cohasset, Hingham and
754: 1870 (U. S.), 2,130;
1790 (U. S.), 817; 1875
1800 (U. S.), 849; 1880 (U. S.),
1810 (U. S.), 994; 1885 (State),
1820 (U. S.), 1,099; 1890 (U. S.), 2,448;
S.), 1,233; 1895 (State), 2,474;
1840 (U. S.), 1,471; 1900 (U.
1850 (U. S.), 1,775; 1905 (State),
1855 (State), 1,879; 1910 (U- S.), 2,585;
S.), 1,953; 1915 (State), 2,800.
When places other than Cohasset or Massachusetts are named in the original
records they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all items from the
records the original spelling of the names
is given and any additions made to
the spelling of the record are enclosed
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined,
about the same family may be found under different spellings.
4. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her
when it is known, but if the maiden name is unknown the entry
under her husband's name with a dash enclosed in brackets, i.e.,
to signify that the maiden name is not
5. In taking records from gravestones it is often the
the family name of a woman as given on the stone is not that under
she was born, so, therefore, many births may appear under a married name
of the original, which is not shown on the stone. In many cases names
evidently those of wives though not so specified.
6. Marriages and
intentions are printed under the names of both
parties. When both the marriage
and intention are recorded, only the marriage
record is printed, and the date of
the intention is not given except when
needed to make more clear the date of the
marriage. Very few intentions
are to be found on the records of the town. When
an intention of a marriage
record, it is designated with an asterisk.
7. Additional information, which does not appear in
town records, i.e., any difference shown in other records of the
person, is enclosed in parentheses, with the source of the information added.
8. The items from the church record previous
to 1740 are from a
record kept by Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, pastor of the church
from 1721 to
his death in 1740. To his records some items of a later date, which
here given, have been added by members of his family and
a. - age, aged
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
C.R.1. - church record, First Congregational Society,
Parish of Hingham
C.R.2. - church
record, Second Congregational Society.
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - grave record, Central
G.R.2. - grave record, Cedar Street Cemetery
G.R.3. - grave
record, Woodside Cemetery
G.R.4. - grave record, Beechwood Cemetery
- grave record, North Cohasset Cemetery
b. - husband; hours
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
m. - month
prob. - probably
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - wife; weeks
wid. - widow
Widr. - widower