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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849

Volume I - Births.

Volume II - Marriages and Deaths.

Published By

The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.

1926

Newcomb & Gauss

Printers

Salem, Mass.

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths in-

clude all entries to be found in the books of record kept by

the town clerks; in the church records ; in the returns made to

the Middlesex County Quarterly Court; in the cemetery in-

scriptions ; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc.

These records are printed in a condensed form in which everv

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 married woman.

When places other than Groton 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.    Double dating is used in the months of

January. February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it ap-

pears in the original, and also, whenever from the sequence of

entrv in the original the date may be easily determined. In

all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in

the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be ex-

amined, as items about the same family may be found under

different spellings.

GROTON

The Plantation of Petapawag was incorporated as Groton

on May 29, 1655. On June 14, 1715, the bounds between Gro-

ton and Nashoba were established. On June 29, 1732, a part

was included in the new town of Harvard. On Jan. 5, 1753,

a part was established as the district of Shirley. On Apr. 12,

1753, a part was established as the district of Pepperell. On

Feb. 25, 1793, a part was annexed to Dunstable. On Jan. 26,

1796, a part was annexed to Dunstable. On Feb. 6, 1798, a

part was annexed to Shirley. On Feb. 3, 1803, a part of Pep-

perell was annexed. On June 18, 1803, a part was annexed

to Dunstable. On Feb. 15, 1820, the bounds between Groton

and Dunstable were established. On May 18, 1857 a part was

annexed to Pepperell. On Feb. 14, 1871, a part was included

in the new town of Ayer.

The population of Groton at different periods was as

follows :—

1765, 1,423.              1820, 1,897.              1870, 3,584.

1790, 1,840.              1830, 1,925.              1900, 2,052.

1800, 1,802.              1840, 2,139.              1910, 2,155.

1810, 1,886.              1850, 2,515.              1915, 2,333.

1920, 2,185.

ABBREVIATIONS

a.—age.

abt.—about.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptized.

bur.—buried.

C. R. 1.—church record, First Church, from Dr. Samuel A.

Green's record, published in Groton Historical Series.

C. R. 2.—church record, First Parish Church.

C. R. 3.—church record, Congregational Church.

C. R. 4.—church record, Baptist Church.

C. R. 5.—Maternal Association record, Congregational Church.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

CT. R.—court records, Middlesex Co. Quarterly Court.

d.—daughter ; day ; died.

Dea.—deacon.

dec.—deceased.

dup.—duplicate entry.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Walnut Cemetery.

G. R. 2.—gravestone record, Shirley, Old Cemetery.

G. R. 3.—gravestone record, Ayer Cemetery.

G. R. 4.—gravestone record, New Cemetery, Groton.

h.—husband, hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

m.—male ; married ; month.

P. R. 1.—Family record of George Boutwell.

P. R. 2.—Family record of Nathan R. Thayer.

P. R. 3.—Family record of Nancy Bigelow Thayer.

P. R. 4.—Family record of Henry Woods.

P. R. 5.—Bible record now in possession of Warner H. Souther.

P. R. 6.—Bible record now in possession of William B. Robinson.

P. R. 7.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Kate L. Gale.

P. R. 8.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Henrietta Chase.

P. R. 9.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. C. Z. Southard.

P. R. 10.—Sampler now in possession of William B. Robinson.

P. R. 11.—Sampler now in possession of Miss Alice Dodge.

P. R. 12.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. W. H. Bruce.

P. R. 13.—Bible record now in possession of George T. Stevens.

P. R. 14.—Bible record now in possession of Joseph F. Peabody.

P. R. 15.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mary W. Shattuck.

P. R. 16.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Fannie E. Gilson.

P. R. 17.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Jennie Longley.

P. R. 18.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Arthur Tuttle.

P. R. 19.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. S. W. Rork.

P. R. 20.—Bible record now in possession of Thomas R. Clough.

P. R. 21.—Bible record now in possession of Isaiah M. Mansur.

P. R. 22.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. S. P. Williams.

P. R. 23.—Bible record now in possession of Mos.es P. Palmer.

P. R. 24.—Bible record now in possession of James Woods.

P. R. 25.—Bible record now in possession of Phineas Harrington.

P. R. 26.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ella Woolley.

P. R. 27.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Georgia Dodge.

P. R. 29.—Bible record now in possession of Allen  A.  Woods.

P. R. 29.—Bible record now in possession of Dr. A. G. Killbourn.

P. R. 30.—Bible record now in possession of Arthur Wood.

P. R. 31.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Elwin Kemp.

P. R. 32.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James Belcher.

P. R. 33.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ida Nutting.

P. R. 34.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Marcia Parkhurst.

P. R. 35.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. McDonough.

P. R. 36.—Bible record now in possession of E. Dexter Howe.

P. R. 37.—Bible record now in possession of William H. Bruce.

P. R. 38.—Bible record now in possession of Frank F. Woods.

P. R. 39.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. M. F. Warner.

P. R. 40.—Bible record  now in possession of Mrs. Maria C. Sawyer.

P. R. 41.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Jessie Green.

P. R. 42.—Diary now in possession of Blanch M. Brown.

P. R. 43.—Bible record now in possession of William H. Souther.

P. R. 44.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Alice Sawyer.

P. R. 45.—Bible record now in possession of Joseph W. Shattuck.

P. R. 46.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Minnie Patch.

P. R. 47.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Emma Coburn.

P. R. 48.—Sampler now in possession of George L. Smith.

P. R. 49.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. T. G. Smith.

P. R. 50.—Bible record now in possession of Groton Historical Society.

P. R. 51.—Bible record now in possession of S. P. McKean

P. R. 52.—Bible record  now in possession of Everett C. Williams.

P. R. 53.—Bible record now in possession of Mr. H. G.  Barrington.

P. R. 54.—Bible record now in possession of James P. Fitch.

P. R. 55.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Belle Lancey.

P. R. 56.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Forest Knight.

P. R. 57.—Bible record now in possession of David Gibson.

P. R. 58.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Herbert Folkins.

P. R. 59.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Dickinson.

P. R. 60.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Bessie Sherwin.

P. R. 61.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. W. A. Lawrence.

P. R. 62.—Sampler now in possession of George H. Cook.

P. R. 63.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. W. A. Brown.

P. R. 64.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. A. L. Harrington.

P. R. 65.—Bible record now in possession of David E. Murphy.

P. R. 66.—Bible record now in possession of Charles Lawrence.

P. R. 67.—Bible record now in possession of Harry Barteaux.

P. R. 68.—Bible record now in possession of George Durant.

P. R. 69.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Charles Hill.

P. R. 70.—Bible  record  now in possession of Mrs. Frances Rowe.

P. R. 71.—Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Torrey.

P. R. 72.—Sampler now in possession of F. L. Blood.

P. R. 73.—Sampler now in possession of Miss Lucy A. Dodge.

P. R. 74.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Harry Nutting.

P. R. 75.—Bible record now in possession of Alexander Sanderson.

P. R. 76.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs.  Mary R. Boynton.

P. R. 77.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Rebecca Torrev.

P. R. 78.—Bible record now in possession of Everett B. Gerrish.

P. R. 79.—Bible record now in possession of Lawrence Park.

P. R. 80.—Sampler now in possession of Lawrence Park.

P. R. 81.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James B. Harrington.

P. R. 82.—Bible record now in possession of George S. Chase.

P. R. 83.—Bible record now in possession of Rev. Geo.  M. Howe.

P. R. 84.—Bible record now in possession of George L. Boynton.

P. R. 85.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Harry Clapp.

P. R. 86.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Harry Clapp.

P. R. 87.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs.  Ellen M. Needham.

P. R. 88.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Henry Whiting.

P. R. 89.—Bible record now in possession of Henry W. Whiting.

P. R. 90.—Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Gerrish.

P. R. 91.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Ellen Potter.

P. R. 92.—Sampler now in possession of Miss Ellen Potter.

P. R. 93.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. James Frazer.

P. R. 94.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James Frazer.

P. R. 95.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Ellen Barrows.

P. R. 96.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Dora Putnum.

P. R. 97.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Edna Keys.

P. R. 98.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Mosely Gilson.

P. R. 99.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Mosely Gilson.

P. R. 100.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Wheeler Ames.

P. R. 101.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. George Rogers.

P. R. 102.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. F. L. Blood.

P. R. 103.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. F. L. Blood.

P. R. 104.—Sampler now in possession of Miss Flora Kemp.

P. R. 105.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Flora Kemp.

P. R. 106.—Sampler now in possession of Mrs. Fred Coburn.

P. R. 107.—Sampler now in possession of William V. Bixby.

P. R. 108.—Bible record now in possession of William V. Bixby.

P. R. 109.—Bible record now in possession of Charles H. Lewis.

P. R. 110.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. W. W. Ames.

P. R. 111.—Bible record now in possession of James F. Culver.

P. R. 112.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. T. G. Smith.

P. R. 113.—Bible record now in possession of Frank H. Lewis.

P. R. 114.—Sampler now in possession of Frank H. Lewis.

P. R. 115.—Bible record now in possession of Joseph B. Raddin.

P. R. 116.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Lizzie Floyd.

P. R. 117.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Martha Tarbell.

P. R. 118.—Diary now in possession of Wallace A. Brown.

P. R. 119.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James A. Bailey.

P. R. 120.—Bible record now in possession of Miss Eva A. Clark.

P. R. 121.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Marshall Swallow.

P. R. 122.—Bible record now in possession of George E. Hodgman.

P. R. 123.—Bible record now in possession of Gardner H. Rockwood.

P. R. 124.—Bible record now in possession of John L. Gilson.

P. R. 125.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. James T. Wright.

P. R. 126.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. C. Z. Southard.

P. R. 127.—Bible record now in possession of George L. Smith.

P. R. 128.—Bible record now in possession of Mrs. Fannie Forbes.

P. R. 129.—Bible record now in possession of Moses B. Coburn.

P. R. 130.—Bible record now in possession of Helen M. Moore.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—returned.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

unm.—unmarried.

to.—wife ; week.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.


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