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VITAL RECORDS OF DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850

VOLUME IN BIRTHS PUBLISHED BY
THE ESSEX INSTITUTE
SALEM, MASS.
1909


NEWCOMB & GAUSS
Printers
Salem, Massachusetts


EXPLANATIONS
The following records of births, marriages and deaths include
all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town
clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and
in many private records found in family Bibles. These records are
printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular
has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' record
has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explana-
tory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they
occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name
of a wife.
When places other than Danvers and Massachusetts are
named in the original records, they are given in the printed
copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under
the names of both parties. In all records the original spelling of
names is followed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various
forms should be examined, as items about the same family may
be found under different spellings.
Joseph Shed, who held the office of town clerk from 1835 to
1853, made a copy of all the vital records from the incorporation
of the town, and with additional matter which he gathered by a
house to house canvass, arranged the whole in families. In the
following pages the original record has been carefully compared
with this copy, and the latter discarded, preserving only the vari-
ations which appear. The new material recorded by Mr. Shed at
that time is treated as original record.

DANVERS
The own of Danvers, which, previous to 1855, also included
the preterit town ot Peabody was originally a part of Salem, the
first grant of land within this territory having been made on July
3,1632 to Gov. John Endecott. On Mar. 22, 1671-2, this section,
known as "The Farms," was set off from Salem and established
as " Salem Village " parish. On Jan. 18, 1710, another division
was effected, the territory which comprised the southern portion
of the present town of Peabody being set off from Salem as the
"Middle Precinct." On Feb. 11, 1712, the inhabitants of the
eastern part of the Village parish, together with some of Beverly,
united in forming the parish known as the " Precinct of Salem and
Beverly at Royal Side." The inhabitants in the vicinity of Will's
hill were set off from the Village parish, and incorporated June 20,
1728, as the town of Middleton.
On Jan. 28, 1752, the Village and Middle parishes of Salem
were established as the district of Danvers,and on June 16, 1757,
the district was duly incorporated as the town of Danvers. Ob-
jections being made on account of the King's previous mandate
that no new towns should be incorporated which would increase
the number of representatives to the General Court, the act was
disallowed by the Privy Council, Aug. 10, 1759. However, by a
general Act passed Aug. 23, 1775, the district became the town of
Danven. On Mar. 17, 1840, the bounds between Danvers and
Salem were established.
The population of Danvers at different periods was as follows :
1765, 2,133. 1820, 3,646.
1776, 2,284. 1830, 4,228.
1790, 2,425. 1840, 5,020.
1800, 2,643. 1850, 8,109.
1810, 3,127. 1905, 9,063.

ABBREVIATIONS
a.-age.
abt.-about.
b.-born.
bef.-before.
bet. -between.
bp.-baptized.
bur.-buried.
C. R. 1.-First Congregational Church records (Salem Village),
Danvers.
C. R. 2.-South Congregational Church records (Middle Precinct),
Peabody.
C. R. 3.-First Baptist Church records, Danvers.
C. R. 4.-Universalist Church records, Peabody.
C. R. 5.-First Unitarian Church records, Peabody.
C. R. 6.-Baptist Church records, Peabody.
C. R. 7.-Records of the Salem  Monthly Meeting, Society of
Friends, now in possession of the Lynn Society.
C. R. 8.-Records of the Amesbury Monthly Meeting, Society of
Friends.
ch.-child.
chn.-children.
Co.-county.
d.-daughter; day; died.
Dea.-deacon.
dup.-duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.-gravestone record, Wadsworth Cemetery, Summer street,
Danvers.
G. R. 2.-gravestone record, Nurse private burial ground, off Pine
street, Tapleyville.

ABBREVIATIONS
G. R. 3.-gravestone record, Endicottprivate burial ground, Dan-
vernport.
G. R. 4.-gravestone record, Preston Street Cemetery, Hathorne.
G. R. 5._gravestone record, Prince private burial ground, Spring
street, Danvere,,
G. R. 6.-gravestone record, Putnam private burial ground,
Hathorne.
G. R. 7.-gravestone record, Russell private burial ground, Dan-
vert port.
G. R. 8_gravestone record, High Street Cemetery, Danvers.
G. R. 9.-gravestone record, Holten Street Cemetery, Tapleyville.
G. R. 10. -gravestone record, Putnam private burial ground, off
Sylvan Street, Danvers.
G. R. 11.-gravestone record, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers.
G. R. 12.-gravestone record, Jacobs private burial ground, Gard-
ner's Hill.
G. R. 13.-gravestone record, Hutchinson private burial ground
off Carleton's Lane, Danvers Centre.
G. R. 14.-gravestone record, Tapley and Preston private burial
ground, off Dayton Street, Danvers Centre.
G. R. 15.-gravestone record, Putnam private burial ground, Lo-
cust Street, Putnamville.
G. R. 16.-gravestone record, Swinerton private burial ground,
Gar fen Street, Danvers Centre.
G. R. 17.-gravestone record, Single stone on the west side of the
railroad, south from the Putnamville station.
G. R. 18.-gravestone record, Marsh private burial ground on
Jacobs' farm, off Lowell Street, West Peabody, record of
unn.arked graves furnished by Miss Hannah F. Marsh.
G R. 19.-gravestone record, Jacobs' private birial ground, off
Lowell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 20.-gravestone record, Goodale private burial ground, Bux-
ton road, Danvers Centre.
G. R. 21.-gravestone record, Pope private burial, ground, Pope's
Lane:, Danvers Centre.
G. R. 22.-gravestone record, Needham private burial ground,
Goodlae Street, West Peabody.
6
G. R. 23.-gravestone record, Larrabee private burial ground, off
Lowell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 24.-gravestone record, Flint private burial ground, off
Lowell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 25.-gravestone record, Russell new private burial ground,
off Russell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 26.-gravestone record, Russell private burial ground, Rus-
sell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 27.-gravestone record, Russell old private burial ground,
off Russell Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 28.-gravestone record, Gardner private burial ground,
Birch Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 29.-gravestone record, Eli Upton private burial ground, off
Birch Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 30.-gravestone record, Wilson private burial ground, oft
Andover Street, Peabody:
G. R. 31.-gravestone record, Raddin private burial ground, Lynn-
field Street, Peabody.
G. R. 32.-gravestone record, Very or Curtis private burial ground,
Lynn Street, Peabody.
G. R. 33.-gravestone record, Quaker burial ground, Main Street,
Peabody.
G. R. 34.-gravestone record, Douty private burial ground, New-
bury Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 35.-gravestone record, Twiss private burial ground, off
Lake Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 36.-gravestone record, Needhatn private burial ground,
Lynnfield Street, Peabody.
G. R. 37.-gravestone record, Brown private burial ground, off
Winona Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 38.-gravestone record, Oak Grove Cemetery, West Peabody.
G. R. 39.-gravestone record, Moulton private burial ground,
Newbury Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 40.-gravestone record, Taylor private burial ground, New-
bury Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 41.-gravestone record, John Marsh private burial ground,
off Lowell Street, West Peabody.

G. R. 42.-gravestone record, King Cemetery, and record of
tombs furnished by D. Webster King of Boston.
G. R. 43. -gravestone record, Newhall private burial ground,
Lyrnfield Street, records of unmarked graves furnished by
Sylvanus L. Newhall.
G. R. 44.-gravestone record, Marsh private burial ground at
" Pifershire," West Peabody, records of unmarked graves
furnished by Miss Hannah F. Marsh.
G. R. 45.-gravestone record, Marsh tomb, West Peabody, records
furnished by Sylvanus L. Newhall.
G. R. 46.-gravestone record, Felton private burial ground, Pros-
pect Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 47.-gravestone record, Amos King private burial ground,
Summit Street, West Peabody.
G. R. 48.-gravestone record, Main Street Cemetery, Peabody.
G. R. 49.-gravestone record, Wilson private burial ground, Lib-
erty street, Peabody.
G. R. 50.-gravestone record, Emerson Cemetery, Lynn street,
Peabody.
G. R. 51.-gravestone record, Single stone on James Marsh farm,
West Peabody,
G. R. 52.-gravestone record, Monumental Cemetery, Peabody.
G. R. 53.-gravestone record, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.
h.-husband ; hour.
inf.-intant.
int.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male; married; month.
N. S.-new style.
O. S.-old style.
P. R. 1. -Bible record now in possession of George Shorey of Lynn.
P. R. 2.-Bible record now in possession of Robert Ramsdell of
Lynn.
P. R. 3.-Family record now in possession of the heirs of George
Muaroe of Lynn.
P. R. 4.-Bible record now in possession of Samuel Guilford of

P. R. 5.-Zaccheus Collins' diary, now in possession of the Essex
Institute.
P. R. 6.-Family record of Bartholomew Brown, now in possession
of the Essex Institute.
P. R. 7.-Jeremy Hutchinson's record of deaths, now in posses-
sion of Mrs. Edward A. Putnam of Danvers.
P. R. 8.-Moses Prince's record of deaths, now in possession of
Mrs. Edward A. Putnam of Danvers.
P. R. 9.-Diary of John Preston, now in possession of Miss Maria
Preston of Danvers.
P. R.10.-Extracts from " text books" of Dea. Joseph Seccombe,
in the Essex Institute Historical Collections.
P. R. 11.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Narcissa Wil-
liams of Peabody.
P. R. 12.-Bible record now in possession of Warren A. Galeucia
of Peabody.
P. R. 13.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Edward A. H.
Grover of Danvers.
P. R. 14.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Edward A.
Putnam of Danvers.
P. R. 15.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Charles O. War-
ner of Peabody.
P. R. 16.-Journal kept by Samuel Gardner, 1759, published in
the Essex Institute Historical Collections.
P. R. 17.-Bible record of Paul Osborn family now in possession
of the Peabody Historical Society.
P. R. 18.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Abraham C.
Osborne of Peabody.
P. R. 19.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Ellen
Crane of Peabody.
P. R. 20.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Calvin P. Os-
borne of Peabody.
P. R. 21.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Hannah Ellen
Gove Poor of Peabody.
P. R. 22.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Samuel
Stimpson of Peabody.

P.R.23-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. Abraham  C.
Oxborne of Peabody.
P. R. 24-Bible records now in possession of Miss Mary Jane
Baxton of Peabody.
P. R. 25.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Hall
of Malden.
P. R.26.-Bible record now in possession of Warren D. King of
Peabody.
P. R.27-Bible record now in possession of Miss Martha M.
Hachinson of Peabody.
P. R. 28-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Mary 0. Ste-
vens of Peabody.
P. R. 29-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Frank A. Low
of Peabody.
P. R. 30-Bible record now in possession of M  ss Hannah Marsh
of Lynn.
P. R. 31-Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Hooper
of Peabody.
P. R. 32,-Bible records now in possession of Edward P. Barrett
of Peabody.
P. R. 33,-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Harriet Ellen
Larrabee of Peabody.
P. R. 34,-Family records now in possession of Sylvanus L. New-
hall of Peabody.
P. R. 35-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Lucy H. Phil-
lip of Peabody.
P. R. 36-Bible record now in  possession of Warren Shaw  of
Perbody.
P. R. 37-Bible record now in  possession of Mrs. Phillips T.
Nelson of Peabody.
P. R. 38-Bible record now in possession of Miss May F. Her-
rick of Lynnfield.
P. R. 39-Bible record now  in  possession  of  Mrs. Albert H.
Whidden of Salem.
P. R. 40-Bible  record  now  in  possession  of Robert Henry
Waters of Newburyport.

P. R. 41.-Bible record now in possession of Charles F. Bushby
of Peabody.
P. R. 42.-Family record now in possession of Mrs. Frank Taylor
of Peabody.
P. R. 43.-Family record now in possession of Miss Fanny Brown
of Andover.
P. R. 44.-Bible record now in possession of Harrison Whitte-
more of Dorchester.
P. R. 45.-Bible record now in possession of heirs of John E
Herrick of Peabody.
P. R. 46.-Bible record now. in possession of Mrs. Abram Lum-
mus of Peabody.
P. R. 47.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Albert H.
Whidden of Peabody.
P. R. 48.-Bible record now in possession of Robert Brown of
Peabody.
P. R. 49.-Bible record now in possession of William C. Browne
of Peabody.
P. R. 50.-Bible record now in possession of the heirs of Mrs.
Martha M. Cutler of Peabody.
P. R. 51.-Interleaved almanac of Amos Pope now in the posses-
sion of Mrs. Caroline Marsh of Danvers.
P. R. 52.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Susan M. Dale
of Danvers.
P. R. 53.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Harriet Stimp-
son of Danvers.
P. R. 54.-Bible record now in possession of Frank C. Merrill of
Peabody.
P. R. 55.-Bible record of Mrs. Sally Osgood, now in possession
of Frank C. Merrill of Peabody.
P. R. 56.-Bible record npw in possession of S. Walter Nourse of
Peabody.
P. R. 57.-Bible records now in possession of Mrs. Ellen M.
Dodge of Danvers.
P. R. 58.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary A. Lang-
ley of Danvers.

P. R. 59-Bible record now in possession of Miss Bessie Putnam
of  Danvers.
P. R. 60.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. J. Frank Por-
ter of Danvers.
P. R. 61.-Rea diary record furnished by the late Rev. A. P. Put-
nam, D. D. of Salem.
P. R. 62-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Charles 0.
Wamer of Peabody.
P. R. 63.-Bible record  now  in possession of Mrs. Charles 0.
Wamer of Peabody.
P. R.64.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lyman P. Os-
born of Peabody.
P. R. 65.-Family record now in possession of the Peabody His-
torical Society.
P. R. 66.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Frank Lummus
of Peabody.
P. R.67-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Pickering Hart
of Peabody.
P. R. 68-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Frank E. Farn-
ham of Peabody.
P. R. 69.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Sally Wilkinson
of Peabody.
P. R. 70-King family notes now in possession of Miss Mary M.
Farley of Salem.
P. R. 71.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Joseph Forness
of Peabody.
P. R. 72.-Bible record now in possession of Arthur Fitch Poole
of Peabody.
P. R. 73.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Sarah Ann
Tiobetts of Danvers.
P. R. 74.-Bible record now in possession of Charles N. Perley of
Danvers.
P. R. 75.-Bible record of James Mills now in possession of Pea-
body Historical Society.
P. R. 76-Bible record now in possession of Miss H. Frances
0xborne of Salem.

P. R. 77.-Account book of Benjamin Proctor, now in possession
of S. Walter Nourse of Peabody.
P. R. 78.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Albert Whid-
den of Salem.
P. R. 79.-Interleaved almanac of Dr. Joseph Osgood, now in
possession of Mrs. Charles S. Osgood of Peabody.
P. R. 80.-Extracts from book kept by Benjamin Blanchard and
William Jelly of Salem, in memorandum book of Benjamin
F. Browne, now in possession of the Essex Institute.
P. R. 81.-Interleaved almanacs of Timothy Orne, now in posses-
sion of the Essex Institute.
P. R. 82.-Interleaved almanacs now in possession of the Essex
Institute.
P. R. 83.-Diary of Mary Endicott, published in the Salem Press
Historical and Genealogical Record.
P. R. 84.-Journal of Jonathan Proctor, Louisburg Expedition,
published in the Essex Institute Historical Collections.
P. R. 85.-Records of the Male Watchers' Society of New Mills,
Danvers, now in possession of the Danvers Historical Society.
P. R. 86.-Coffin plates now in possession of the Danvers His-
torical Society.
P. R. 87.-Bible record of Frye family among Wheatland papers,
now in possession of the Essex Institute.
P. R. 88.-Account book of Jeremiah Page in Essex Institute
Vital Records Manuscripts.
P. R. 89.-Original records in Essex Institute Vital Record Man-
uscripts.
P. R. 90.-Stone Bible record now in possession of William Wright
Thompson of Peabody.
P. R. 91.-Thompson Bible record now in possession of William
Wright Thompson of Peabody.
P. R. 92.-Interleaved almanacs now in possession of Andrew
Nichols of Danvers.
P. R. 93.-Diary of Jonathan Porter in the Perley Derby manu-
scripts in the Essex Institute.

P. R.94.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary P. Wiley
of Danvers.
P. R. 95.-Bible  record  now in  possession  of Mrs. Harriet E.
Preston of Danvers.
P. R. 96.-Bible  record  now  in  possession of Mrs. Harriet E.
Preston of Danvers.
P. R. 97-Family record now in possession of Miss Mary Hutch-
inson of Danvers.
P. R. 98.-Bible  record  now  in possession of Mrs. Harriet E.
Preston of Danvers.
P. R. 99.-Amos Pope's diary now in possession of Mrs. Caroline
Marsh of Danvers.
P. R. 100.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Harriet E.
Preston of Danvers.
P. R. 101.-Bible  record  now  in  possession  of Mrs. John H.
Bamsville of Danvers.
P.R. 102.-Bible record now in possession of Amos W. Fuller of
Danvers.
P. R. 103-Bible record now  in possession of George Wilkins of
Danvers.
P.R. 104.-Bible record  now in  possession  of Mrs. Adaliza A.
Forrest of Peabody.
P. R. 105.-Bible record now in possession of Henry Russell of
Peabody.
P. R. 106,-Bible  record now  in possession  of Mrs.. Elizabeth
Fairfield of Sconeham.
P. R. 107.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Ellen
Verry of Danvers.
P. R. 108.-Family records now  in  possession  of Mrs. Samuel
Tucker of Danvers.
P. R. 109-Family register now in possession of Miss Mary Ellen
Verry of Danvers.
P. R. 110.-Bible record now in possession of Francis O. Kimball
of  Danvers.
P. R. 111.-Bible record now  in  possession of Misses Ellen M.
and Serena P. Towne of Middleton.

P. R.  112.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Mary 0.
Smith of Danvers.
P.R. 113.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Madeline
Putnam of Danvers.
P. R. 114.-Bible record now in possession of William A. Jacobs
of Danvers.
P. R. 115.-Family register now in possession of Miss Augusta
Copp of Danvers.
P. R.116.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Mary Norton
of Danvers.
P. R. 117.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Hattie Boyce
of Danvers.
P. R. 118.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. J. Frank
Whipple of Danvers.
P. R. 119.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. John W. Por-
ter of Danvers.
P. R. 120.-Bible record now in possession of William B. Baker
of Danvers.
P. R. 121.-Bible record now in possession of Wilbert O. Dwinell
of Danvers.
P. R. 122.--Bible record now in possession of John Osborn
Cheever of Somerville.
P. R. 123.-Family register now in possession of Mrs. Samuel
Tucker of Danvers.
P. R. 124.-Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Madeline
Putnam of Danvers.
P. R. 125.-Bible record now in possession of Miss M. A. Bomer
of Danvers.
P. R. 126.-Mourning piece now in possession of Mrs. Mary K.
Perkins of Danvers.
P. R. 127.-Bible record now in possession of John Eveleth of
Danvers.
p. R. 128.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Nancy Proc-
tor of Danvers.
P. R. 129.-Bible record now in possession of Horace Boardman
of Danvers.

P. R. 130.-Bible record now in possession of Miss Carrie Trask
of Danvers.
P. R. 131.-Bible record now  in possession of Mrs. Charles H.
Ingalls of Danvers.
P. R. 132.-Bible  record now  in possession of Mrs. William A.
Bradstreet of Danvers.
rec.-recorded.
S.-SOM
sr.-senior.
unm.-married.
w.-wife; week.
wid.-widow.
wia.-widower.
y.-year.

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