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Vital Records of Dracut, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


Pubilshed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund.
Boston, Mass., 1907.

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW  ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 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. Tillinghast
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason HIll
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods

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

THE TOWN OF DRACUT, Middlesex County, was established February 26, 1701, from common land.

    Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 1173 ;
    1776  (Prov.), 1173; 1790 (U.S.), 1217;
    1800  (U.S.),  1274; 1810 (U.S.), 1301;
    1820  (U.S.),  1407; 1830 (U.S.), 1615;
    1840  (U.S.),  2188; 1850 (U.S.), 3503;
    1855  (State), 1966; 1860 (U.S.), 1881;
    1865  (State), 1905; 1870 (U.S.), 2078;
    1875  (State), 1116; 1880 (U.S.), 1595;
    1885  (State), 1927; 1890 (U.S.), 1996;
    1895  (State), 2443; 1900 (U.S.), 3253.

EXPLANATIONS.
1.  WHEN  places  other than Dracut 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 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 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. - age
abt. - about
b. -born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
C.R.1. - church record, First Congregational
C.R.2. - church record, Pawtucket
d. - daughter ; died ; day
Dea. -  deacon
dup. -  duplicate entry
G.R.1. - gravestone record, Old Ground,  Varnum Avenue
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Woodbine Cemetery
G.R.3. - gravestone record, Pawtucket Graveyard
G.R.4. - gravestone record, Garrison House Burial Ground
G.R.5. - gravestone record, New  Boston  Burying Ground
G.R.6. - gravestone record, East Dracut  Burying Ground
G.R.7.-gravestone  record, New East Dracut Graveyard
G.R.8. -gravestone record, Hildreth Burying Ground
G.R.9. -gravestone record, Hildreth Burying Ground, Butler-Hildreth Section
G.R. 10.-gravestone record, Varnum Burying Ground, East Dracut
G.R.11.-gravestone  record, Oakland Cemetery
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - married ; month
min. - minutes
M.R. - Middlesex County record (East Cambridge)
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
in. - wife ; week
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
1st. - first
2d. - second
3d. - third

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