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.
THIS publication is issued under the authority
of a vote passed by the
NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows
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
Committee on Publications.
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest
Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson
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
1830 (U.S.), 864; 1840
1860 (U.S.), 683; 1865
1870 (U.S.), 653; 1875
1890 (U.S.), 960; 1895
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
4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are
the names of both parties, but the full information
party is given only in the entry under his or her name.
the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only
record is printed; and where a marriage appears
intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
5. Additional information which does
in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation,
or difference shown in other entries of the record, is
Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text, or to
clauses found there - such as the birth-place of parents, in late marriage
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
ch. - child
Co. - county
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. - deacon
G. R. - gravestone record
h. - husband
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
w. -wife; week
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year
2d. - second
3d. - third