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Vital Records of Dover, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund





























































































Boston, Mass., 1908 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.C. B. TillinghastFrancis Everett BlakeCharles Knowles BoltonDon Gleason HillEdmund Dana BarbourEditor, F. Apthorp Foster Stanhope PressF. H. Gilson CompanyBoston, U.S.A. THE TOWN OF DOVER, Norfolk County, was established as a district July 7, 1784, from part of Dedham.March 7, 1791, bounds between the district of Dover and Dedhara were established.March 31, 1836, the district was made a town. Population by Census : 1790 (U.S.), 485;1800 (U.S.),  511;  1810 (U.S.), 548;1820 (U.S.),  548;  1830 (U.S.), 497;1840 (U.S.),  520;     1850 (U.S.), 631;1855 (State), 745;    1860 (U.S.), 679;1865 (State), 616;     1870 (U.S.), 645;1875 (State), 650;     1880 (U.S.), 653;1885 (State), 664;     1890 (U.S.), 727;1895 (State), 668;     1900 (U.S.), 656;1905 (State), 636.  EXPLANATIONS.1. WHEN places other than Dover and Massachusetts are named in the original records they are given in the printed copy.2. In all records the original spelling is followed.3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may 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 only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there - such as the birthplace of parents in late marriage records.                ABBREVIATIONS.a.- ageabt. - aboutb. - bornch, - childchn. - childrenCo. - countyC.R.1. - church record, First ParishC.R.2. - church record, Baptist Church of Needham and Doverd. - daughter ; died ; dayDea. - deacondup. - duplicate entryG.R. - gravestone record, Highland Cemeteryh. - husbandhrs. - hoursinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of marriageJr. - juniorm. - married ; monthmm. - minutesM.R. - Middlesex County record, East CambridgeP.R.1. - private record, from the Wilson Diary, now in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) BondP.R.2. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Leonard Draper, of DoverP.R.3- - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of George L. Howe, of DoverP.R.4. - private record, from family record, in the possession of George L. Howe, of Dover.P.R.5.- private record, from Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) Bond, of DoverP.R.6. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler  (Chickering)SmithP.R.7. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) SmithP.R.8.-private  record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) SmithP.R.9. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Edeler (Chickering) SmithP.R.10. - private record, from family record in the possession of Elbridge MannP.R.11 .-private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Elbridrige MannP.R.12. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Emma Battelle ColburnP.R.13. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Caroline NewellP.R.14. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mr, George BattelleP.R.15.-private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Jonathan WhitingP.R.16. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mr. George Ellis ChickeringP.R.17. - private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of George Ellis ChickeringP.R.18. -private record, from family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George Draper EverettP.R.19. - private record, from family record in the possession of Mrs. Lillian (Wilson) Bond, of Doverdrob. - probablyrec. - recordeds. - sonSr. - seniorw. - wife; weekwid. - widowwidr. - widowery. - year1st. - first2d. - second3d. - third

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