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Vital Records of Essex, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the Essex Institute.
Salem, Mass., 1908.

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 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 explanatory 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   Essex 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. 

 ESSEX.
  The  territory comprising the present town of Essex was originally a part of Ipswich, and was known  as Chebacco  Parish.
  The  parish was established Dec. 10, 1679, and the town  of Essex was incorporated Feb. 5, 1819.
  The  population of Essex at different periods was as follows:
         1820, 1,107.                1850, 1,585.
         1830, 1,333.                1905, 1,790.
         1840, 1,450.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a.-age.
abt.-about.
b.-born.
bef.-before.
bet.-between.
bp.-baptized.
bur.-buried.
C. R.-Congregational Church records.
ch.-child.
chn.-children.
Co.-county.
d.-daughter; day;  died.
Dca.-deacon.
dup.-duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.-gravestone record, Old Burial ground.
G. R. 2.-gravestone record, New Cemetery.
h.-husband; hour.
inf.-infant.
int.-intention of marriage.
jr.-junior.
m.-male;  married; month.
P. R. 1. -Bible record now in possession of the Home for Aged Women,   Peabody.
P. R. 2.-Cemetery inscriptions copied by Alfred Poor, in 1867, and now  in possession of the Essex Institute.
rec.-recorded.
s.-son.
sr.-senior.
5
unm. -unmarried.
w.-wife; week.
wid.-widow.
widr.-widower.
y.-year.

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