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Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.

 


 

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

 

Boston, Mass., 1908.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.C. B. TillinghastFrancis Everett BlakeCharles Knowles BoltonDon Gleason HillEdmund Dana BarbourEditor, F. Apthorp FosterStanhope PressF. H. Gilson CompanyBoston, U.S.A.THE TOWN OF HOLLISTON, Middlesex County, was  established December 3, 1724, from a part of Sherborn.April 28, 1781, a part of Hopkinton was annexed.March  3, 1829, bounds between Holliston and Medway were established and a part of Medway annexed.February 11, 1833, a part of Holliston was annexed to Framingham.March  27, 1835, a part of Holliston was annexed to Milford, and bounds between Holliston, Hopkinton, and Milford were established.March  16, 1846, a part of Holliston was included in the new town of Ashland.    Population by Census:1765 (Prov.),  705;1776  (Prov.),  909; 1790  (U.S.),  875;1800  (U.S.),   783; 1810  (U.S.),  989;1820  (U.S.),  1042; 1830  (U.S.), 1304;1840  (U.S.),  1782; 1850  (U.S.), 2428;1855  (State), 2894; 1860  (U.S.), 3339;1865  (State), 3125; 1870  (U.S.), 3073;1875  (State), 3399; 1880  (U.S.), 3098;1885  (State), 2926; 1890  (U.S.), 2619;1895  (State), 2718; 1900  (U.S.), 2598;1905  (State), 2663.EXPLANATIONS.1. WHEN  places other than Holliston 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. 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, 1.R., 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 birthplace of parents in late marriage records.ABBREVIATIONS.a. - ageabt. - aboutb. - bornch. -childchn. - childrenCo. - countyC.R.1. - church record, First CongregationalC.R.2. - church record, Methodistd. - daughter; died; dayDea. -  deacondup. -  duplicate entryG.R.1. - gravestone record, Central CemeteryG.R.2. - gravestone record, East Holliston CemeteryG.R.3. - gravestone record, Old North CemeteryG.R.4. - gravestone record, Old South CemeteryG.R.5. - gravestone record, Braggville CemeteryG.R.6. - gravestone record, West CemeteryG.R.7. - gravestone record, Lake Grove Cemeteryh. - husbandhrs. - hoursinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of marriageJr. - juniorm. - married;  monthtain. - minutesM.R. - Middlesex County Record, East CambridgeP.R.1. - private record, from Currier family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Louise F. Despeaux  of West  UptonP.R.2. -private record, from family record of Timothy Daniels, now  in the possession of  Miss  SylviaDaniels of HollistonP.R.3. - private record, from family record of Samuel Messinger, now  in the possession of Miss Mary M. Hartshorne  of WebsterP.R.4. - private record, from family record of 11. W. and J. D.  Alley, now in the possession of Miss Lauraetta Elizebeth Alley of HollistonP.R.5. - private record, from family record in the pos-session of Miss Mary E. Wilder of GloucesterP.R.6.-private record, from Littlefield family record, now in the possession of Henry  B. Littlefield of HollistonP.R.7. - private record, from Metcalf family Bible, now in*, the possession of Miss Annie Pond of Philadelphia, Pa.P.R.8. - private record, from Bridges family Bible, now in the possession of George Adams of HollistonP.R.9. - private record, from Bridges family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Aaron E. Claflin of HollistonP.R.10.-private  record, from Foristall family record, now in the  possession of George  H.  Moody  of HollistonP.R.1.-private   record, from  Belcher family  Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary  Standish of Holliston.P.R.12. - private record, from  Chamberlain   family Bible, now. in the possession of Mrs. Mary Standish of HollistonP.R.13.- private   record, from Holmes   family Bible, now  in the possession of Albert Holmes  of HollistonP.R.14. - private record, from   Rockwood family Register, now in the possession of Mrs. John H. Andrews  of HollistonP.R.15. - private record, from Foristall family Bible, now  in the possession of Miss Sarah Foristall of HollistonP.R.16. - private record, from Dickinson family Bible, now  in the possession of Henry  P. Dickinson of HollistonP.R.17.- private  record, from Littlefield family record, now  in the possession of Joseph  H. Dewing of HollistonP.R.18. - private record, from Holbrook-Bridges family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Alonzo Howe of HollistonP.R.19. - private record, from Fisk family Bible, now in the  possession of Mrs.  Freeman  Battelle of HollistonP.R.20. - private record, from Claflin family Bible, now in the possession of Ethan C. Claflin of HollistonP.R.21. - private record, from Shippee  family Bible, now in the possession of John D. Shippee of HollistonP.R.22.- private   record, from Eames-Gassett   family Bible, now in the possession of John D. Shippee of HollistonP.R.23. - private record, from Daniels family Register, now  in the possession of John D. Shippee of HollistonP.R.24. - private record, from Phipps   family Bible, now  in the possession of Judge Willis A. Kingsbury of South FraminghamP.R.25. - private record, from Wilder  family Bible, now  in the possession of Miss  L. E. Wilder  of HollistonP.R.26. - private record, from Leland  family Bible, now  in the possession of Mrs. Jones Thompson of HollistonP.R.27. - private record, from Cutler family Bible, now in the  possession of  Miss Mary   E. Cutler  of HollistonP.R.28. - private record, from Albee-Fiske family Bible, now  in the possession of Mrs. Susan Littlehale of HollistonP.R.29. - private record, from Leland  family Bible, now  in the possession of Mrs. Aratus Comey   of HollistonP.R.30. - private record, from Bellows family Register, now  in the possession of Miss Lucy  Bellows  of HollistonP.R.31. - private record, from Phipps  family Bible, now   in the  possession  of Joseph   Pierce  of HollistonP.R.32.- private record, from Whiting  family Bible, now  in the possession of James  11. Whiting  of HollistonP.R.33.- private record, from Harriman family Bible, now  in the possession of James 11.  Whiting  of HollistonP.R.34.- private   record, from  Cutler  family Bible, now  in the possession of Albion  M.  Cutler of HollistonP.R.35. - private record, from Warfield family Bible, now  in  the possession  of  John  11. Fiske  of HollistonP.R.36. - private record, from Pierce family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George  M. French  of HollistonP.R.37. - private record, from  Phipps  family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Benjamin Willey of HollistonP.R.38. - private record, from Morse family Bible, now in the possession of Willard Morse of HollistonP.R.39. - private record, from  Barber-Mellen  family Bible, now in the possession of George W. Leland of HollistonP.R.40.- private   record, from  Bullard family Bible, now  in  the  possession of  Henry   Bullard  of HollistonP.R.41. - private record, from Travis family Bible, now in the possession of George H.  Nichols of HollistonP.R.42. - private record, from  Leland  family Bible, now  in the possession of  Miss Ruth  Leland  of HollistonP.R.43. - private record, from Gage family Bible, now in the possession of Watson P. Gage of HollistonP.R.44. - private record, from Farrington family Bible now in the possession of Mrs. Watson P. Gage  of HollistonP.R.45. - private record, from Travis family Bible, now in the possession of  Miss Josephine  Travis  of  HollistonP.R.46.- private  record, from Fisk family Bible, now in the possession of James Fiske of HollistonP.R.47. - private record, from Stone family Bible, now in the possession  of Mrs. George  Crawford   of HollistonP.R.48. - private record, from  Slocom  family Bible, now in the possession of G. W.  Slocom  of HollistonP.R.49. - private record, from Batchelder family record, now in the possession of Miss  Emily Batchelder of HollistonP.R.50. - private record, from Phipps  family Bible, now  in the possesson of Mary L. Adams of WestboroP.R.51.- private  record, from John  Stone's Account Book, now  in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Bostonprob. - probablyrec. - recordeds. - sonSr. -  seniorw. -  wife; weekwid. - widowwidr. - widowery. - yearist. - first2ti. - second3d. - third

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