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Vital Records of Gill, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

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

Boston, Mass., 1904.

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 GILL, Franklin County (formerly in Hampshire County, until 1811), was established September 28, 1793, from a part of Greenfield.
  February 28, 1795, a part of Northfield was annexed to Gill.
  March  14, 1805, the island called Great Island was annexed to Gill after April 1, 1805.
Population by Census : 1800 (U.S.),   700;
    1810  (U.S.), 762;     1820 (U.S.),   800;
    1830  (U.S.), 864;     1840 (U.S.),   798;
    1850  (U.S.), 754;     1855 (State),  732;
    1860  (U.S.), 683;     1865 (State),  635;
    1870  (U.S.), 653;     1875 (State),  673;
    1880  (U.S.), 733;     1885 (State),  860;
    1890  (U.S.), 960;     1895 (State), 1082;
    1900  (U.S.), 1015.

  1. WHEN   places other than Gill 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, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. 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 birth-place of parents, in late marriage records.

a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G. R. - gravestone record
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - married; month
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. -wife; week
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
1st. - first
2d. - second
3d. - third

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