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VITAL RECORDS OF GRANVILLE MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850







        PUBLISHED BY THENEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETYAT THE ROBERT HENRY EDDY MEMORIAL ROOMSAT THE CHARGE OFTHE EDDY TOWN-RECORD FUND

BOSTON, MASS.
1914.
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

JAMES PARKER PARMENTER         EDMUND DANA BARBOUR

HOSEA STARR BALLOU             G. ANDREWS MORIARTY, JR.

JOHN WALLACE SUTER             ALFRED JOHNSON
             
             HENRY EDWARDS SCOTT, Editor
                      
                       Stanbope press
                   F. H. GILSON COMPANY
                       BOSTOH. U.S.A.
THE TOWN OF GRANVILLE, Hampden
County, was established as a district January 25,
1754, from the plantation of Bedford.
  August 23, 1775, the district was made a town by
general act.
  June 14, 1810, a part was established as Tolland.
  
   Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 682,
   1776 (Prov.), 1126; 1790 (U.S.), 1979;
   1800 (U.S.), 2309; 1810 (U.S.),  1504;
   1820 (U.S.), 1643; 1830 (U.S.),  1649;
   1840 (U.S.), 1414; 1850 (U.S.),  1305;
   1855 (State), 1316; 1860 (U.S.), 1385;
   1865 (State), 1367; 1870 (U.S.), 1293;
   1875 (State), 1240; 1880 (U.S.), 1205;
   1885 (State), 1193; 1890 (U.S.), 1061;
   1895 (State), 1005; 1900 (U.S.), 1050;
   1905 (State), 865;  1910 (U.S.),  781.
EXPLANATIONS

 

1. WHEN places other than Granville and Massachusetts
are named in the original records, they are given in the printed
copy.
  
2. In all items from town records the original spelling is
followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in
the records or to harmonize conflicting names or dates.
  
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. A baptism is not printed, if it occurs within one year after
the recorded date of birth, although any variations found in the
baptismal record are added to the birth record. But a baptism
is printed, if it occurs more than one year after the recorded date
of birth of a child of the same name and parents, no attempt
being made to decide whether the child baptized is identical with
the child of the birth record or is another child of the same
name.
  
5. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden
name, if it is known. But if the maiden name cannot be deter-
mined, the entry appears under the husband's name, with a dash
enclosed in brackets to signify that the maiden name is unknown.
If it is not known whether the surname is that of a married or
unmarried woman, ? m. is placed in brackets after the Christian
name.
  
6. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under
the names of both parties. When both the marriage and in-
                            
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tention 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.
  
7. 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 to show the difference in the spelling of a
name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife,
to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to sep-
arate clauses in the original text - such as the birthplace of a
parent in late records.
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ABBREVIATIONS
a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
ch. - child
chn. - children
C.R.1. - church record, Congregational Church
c.R.2. - church record, a Methodist circuit steward book,
     containing baptisms and marriages in the several
     "classes" (not always designated) of Granville, now in
     the possession of the New England Conference Historical
     Society
c.R.3. - church record, Baptist Church
Co. - county
d. - daughter; day; died
Dea. - deacon
dec'd - deceased
dup. - duplicate entry
Ens. - Ensign
G.R.1. - gravestone record, West Cemetery, Granville Centre
G.R.2. - gravestone record, Southeast Cemetery, Granville
G.R.3. - gravestone record, North Cemetery, Granville Centre
G.R.4. - gravestone record, Northeast Cemetery, Granville
G.R.5. - gravestone record, Dickinson private lot, Granville
G.R.6. - gravestone record, West Granville Cemetery, West
     Granville
h. - husband
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
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Jr. - junior
Lt. - Lieutenant
m. - married; month
min. - minutes
P.R.1. - private record, from a Barlow family Bible, now in
     the possession of Edmund Barlow of Granville
p.R.2. - private record, from a Tinker family Bible, now in
     the possession of Miss May C. Noble of Granville
p.R.3. - private record, from a Gibbons family Bible, now in
     the possession of Miss May C. Noble of Granville
p.R.4. - private record, from a Root family Bible, now in the
     possession of Mrs. Harry Hartley of Granville
P.R.5. - private record, from the James Cooley family Bible,
     now in the possession of Ralph B. Cooley of Gran-
     ville
P.R.6. - private record, from the Rev. Timothy Mather
     Cooley manuscript, containing baptisms, marriages, and
     deaths occurring in Mr. Cooley's parish, and funerals
     which he attended, now in the possession of Mrs. J. M.
     Stevenson of Pittsfield
P.R.7. - private record, from a fly-leaf of a Bible of Aholi-
     bamah (Bates) Snow, now in the possession of Mrs.
     Barrett Hamilton of Battle Creek, Mich.
P.R.8. - private record, from a Rose family Bible, now in the
     possession of Miles J. Rose of Granville
q.v. - which see; whom see
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. - senior
w. - week; wife
wid. - widow
widr. - widower
y. - year

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