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Vital Records of Hopkinton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


 

Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass.1911

 

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
Henry Winchester Cunningham
Charles Knowles Bolton
Edmund Dana Barbour
Henry Edwards Scott
F. Apthorp Foster

 

Editor
F. APTHORP  FOSTER

 

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, USA

 


THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON, Middlesex
County, was established December 13, 1715, from certain common lands and the plantation called Moguncoy.
  June  14, 1735, part of Hopkinton included in the new town of Upton.
  April 28, 1781, part of Hopkinton  annexed  to Holliston.
  March 8, 1808, part of Hopkinton annexed to Upton.
  March   27, 1835, part of  Milford annexed  to Hopkinton, part of Hopkinton  annexed to
       Milford, and bounds between Hopkinton, Holliston, and Milford established.
  March  15, 1846, part of Hopkinton included in the new town of Ashland.
   

 

Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 1027;
    1776  (Prov.), 1134; 1790  (U.S.), 1317;
    1800  (U.S.), 1372;  1810  (U.S.), 1345;
    1820  (U.S.), 1655;  1830  (U.S.), 1809;
    1840  (U.S.), 2245;  1850  (U.S.), 2801;
    1855  (State), 3934; 1860  (U.S.), 4340;
    1865  (State), 4132; 1870  (U.S.), 4419;
    1875  (State), 4503; 1880  (U.S.), 4601;
    1885  (State), 3922; 1890  (U.S.), 4088;
    1895  (State), 2984; 1900  (U.S.), 2623;
    1905  (State), 2585; 1910  (U.S.), 2452.

 

EXPLANATIONS
  1. WHEN   places other than Hopkinton 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 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, or 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 separate clauses in the original text — such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.

 


ABBREVIATIONS

 

a. — age
abt. — about
b. — born
bp. — baptized
bur, —buried
C.R.1. — church record, Christ Church
C.R.2. — church record, St. Paul's Church
C.R. 3. — church record, Woodville Baptist Church
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
d. — daughter; died; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
G.R.1. — gravestone record, East Hopkinton Cemetery
G.R.2. — gravestone record, Bare Hill Cemetery
G.R.3. — gravestone record, Hayden Row Cemetery
G.R.4. — gravestone record, Woodville Cemetery
G.R.5. — gravestone record, St. Paul's Churchyard
G.R.6. — gravestone record, Mount Auburn Cemetery
h. — husband
hrs. — hours
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — Junior
m. — married;  month
min. — minutes
P.R.1. — private record, from the Bible of Col. John Jones
     Esq., now in the possession of Mrs. F. E. Weston of
     Roxbury
P.R.2. — private record, from the Bible of Col. John Jones Jr.,
     now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch late
     of Hopkinton
P.R.3.— private record, from a private record of Col. John
     Jones Sr. and Col. John Jones Jr., now in the possession
     of the heirs of Elijah Fitch late of Hopkinton
P.R.4 — private record, from the Bible of Rev.  Nathaniel
     Howe, now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch
     late of Hopkinton
P.R.5. — private record, from a family record of Johh A. Fitch,
     now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch late
     of Hopkinton
P.R.6. — private record, from the family record of Rev. Elijah
     Fitch, now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch
     late of Hopkinton
P.R.7. — private record, from the Bible of James H. King,
     now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch late
     of Hopkinton
P.R.8. — private record, from the Lyon and Fitch family Bible,
     now in the possession of the heirs of Elijah Fitch late
     of Hopkinton
P.R.9.— private record, from a  family record of John  or
     Jonathan Comee, now in the possession of Mrs. G. W.
     Temple of Clinton
P.R.10. — private record, from a family record of Nathan
     Woolson, now  in the possession of Leroy L. Woolson of
     Hopkinton
P.R.1. — private record, from the Newton and Pike family
     Bible, now in the possession of the family of the late J.
     Newton Pike  of Ashland
P.R.12. — private record, from the Luther Bixby Bible, now
     in the possession of Luther W. Bixby of Boston
P.R.13. — private record, from the family Bible of Lemuel
     Clark Jones, now in the possession of Mrs. Lemuel C.
     Jones of Ashland
P.R.14. — private record, from the family Bible of James
     Jackson, now in the possession of Martha Valentine of
     Ashland
P.R.15. —private  record, from the Chickering family Bible,
     now in the  possession of Francis H.  Chickering  of
     Ashland
P.R.16. — private record, from the Asa Adams family Bible,
     now in the possession of Mrs. Sophia Adams Parkhurst
     of Brookline
P.R.17. — private record, from family record of James H.
     Jones, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Valentine
     Jones Houghton  of Ashland
P.R.18.—  private record, from the Nathan  Coburn  family
     Bible, now in the possession of N. P. Coburn of Boston
P.R.19. — private record, from the Ezekiel Kemp family Bible,
     now in the possession of Oliver D. Holmes of Milford
P.R.20. — private record, from the Enoch N. Robbins family
     Bible, now in the possession of Frank  P. Rollins of
     Woodville
P.R.21. — private record, from the John Rice family Bible,
     now in the possession of Vernon Rice of Hopkinton
P.R.22. — private record, from the Hiram Comee family Bible,
     now  in the possession of Mrs. Seth Aldrich of West
     Upton
P.R.23. — private record, from the John Wheeler Bible, now
     in the possession of Mrs. John Wheeler of Grafton
P.R.24. — private record, from' a letter of Dr. John   C.
     Webster of Chicago, 111.
P.R.25. — private record, from the John Holmes family Bible,
     now in the possession of A. C. Holmes of Holliston
P.R.26. — private record, from the family record of Maj.
     William Wood, now  in the possession of Mrs. Helen
     Marshall of Manville, R. 1.
P.R.27. — private record, from a family register of Col. Albert
     Wood, now in the possession of Mrs. Joseph A. Gregory
     of Hopkinton
P.R.28. — private record, from the records of the Taft and
     Bridges family, now in the possession of Mrs. Calvin
     Bridges of Worcester
P.R.29. — private record, from  the record  of Seth  and
     Barachias Morse, now in the possession of Miles Morse
     of Ashland
P.R.30. — private record, from the John Jones Loring family
     record, now in the possession of Miss Sarah J. Loring
     of West Newton
P.R.31. — private record, from the Eliab Thompson  family
     Bible, now in the possession of William H. Thompson
     of Hopkinton
P.R.32.— private record, from the William  H. H.  Loring
     family record, now in the possession of William C. Loring
     of Boston
P.R.33. — private record, from the Ebenezer McFarland Bible,
    now  in the possession of Mrs. Emma J. Benson of Hop-
    kinton
P.R.34. — private record, from the Aaron Read Bible, now in
    the possession of B. W, Johnson of Hopkinton
P.R.35.— private record, from the Stimson Bible, now in the
    possession of Fred C. Homer  of Yonkers, N. Y.
P.R.36. — private record, from the Capt. John Stone Bible,
    now  in the possession of Fred C. Homer of Yonkers, N. Y.
P.R.37.— private record, from the Charles Newton  family
    record, now in the possession of Mrs. Clarence Ward of
    Hopkinton
P.R.38. — private record, from a record of the Taft and Woods
    families, now in the possession of Mrs. Ella M. Woods
    Athearn  of East Corinth, Me.
P.R.39. — private record, from the Henry Mellen Bible, now
    in the possession of Miss Nellie Valentine of Newton-
    ville
P.R.40. — private record, from a record now in the possession
    of William Nason  of Billerica
P.R.41. — private record, from the Moses Chamberlain family
    Bible, now in the possession of Miss Nellie Valentine of
    Newtonville
P.R.42. — private record, from a record of deaths from Aaron
    Smith's Bible, now in the possession of a Committee in
    the town of Hopkinton
P.R.43. — private record, from  Jason  Hayward's  family
    record, now  in the possession of Miss Annie Otis  of
    Worcester
P.R.44. — private record, from the James H.  Fitch family
    Bible, now in the possession of the Otis family of Wor-
    cester
P.R.45. — private record, from the Jesse Eames Bible, now
    in the possession of Mrs. Wellington Parkhurst of Clinton
P.R.46. — private record, from the Morse family Bible, now in
    the possession of Augustus P. Morse of Worcester
P.R.47. — private record, from the Temple family record, now
    in the possession of James M. Temple of Woodville
P.R.48. — private record, from the Oilman Ball Bible, now in
    the possession of Mrs. Elisha Frail of Hopkinton
P.R.49. — private record, from the Elisha Morse Bible, now in
    the possession of Charles P. Wonderly of Hopkinton
P.R.50.— private record, from the Fisher Hemerrway family
    record, now in the possession of Miss Alice Hemenway
    of Hopkinton
P.R.51.— private record, from the Abraham  Tilton family
    Bible, now in the possession of Homer Tilton of West
    Newton
P.R.52. — private record, from a sampler of the John Adams
    family record, now in the possession of Mrs. Katharine
    A.  Wells of Wheaton, 111.
P.R.53.— private record, from the Samuel   F. Davenport
    Bible, now in the possession of Adams Davenport Claflin
    of Newton  Center
P.R.54. — private record, from the Hezekiah Marshall Bible,
    now  in the possession of Leonard F. Fairbanks of Hop-
    kinton
P.R.55.— private record, from the John Wales family record,
    now  in  the possession of Mrs. Emily Wales Burr  of
    Hopkinton
P.R.56.— private record, from the Samuel Crook Jr. family
    Bible, now in the possession of Miss M. E. Putnam of
    Hopkinton
P.R.57. — private record, from the Adam Fairbanks family
    Bible, now  in the possession of Lewis  Fairbanks of
    Hopkinton
P.R.58. — private record, from the William H. Thompson
    family  record, now in the possession of Mrs. Ida E.
     Wonderly  of Hopkinton
P.R.59.— private record, from the John Eames family record,
     now in  the possession of Miss Ann Alecia Eames  of
     Ashland
P.R.60. — private record, from the Albert Ellis family record,
     now in the possession of Mrs. William F. Ellis of Ashland
P.R.61. — private record, from the Josiah Burnham Jr. family
     record, now in the possession of Miss Adelia Burnham
     of Ashland
P.R.62. — private record, from the Moses Greenwood Bible,
     now  in the possession of Mrs.  G. G.  Frankland of
     Ashland
P.R.63. — private record, from the Phinehas Hubbard Bible,
     now  in the possession of Mrs. Henry  J. Hubbard of
     South Framingham
P.R.64. — private record, from the Bezaleel Hill family record,
         now in the possession of Mrs. C. Holbrook of Ashland
P.R.65.— private record, from the Appleton  Howe  Gibson
         family record, now in the possession of Mrs. H.  W.
         Moses of Westboro
P.R.66. — private record, from the Capt. Moses Phipps Bible,
         now in the possession of Miss Almira Hero of Milford
P.R.67. — private record, from the Haven family record, now
         in the possession of Mrs. Dickinson of Holliston
P.R.68. — private record, from the Isaac Varnum   Adams
         family record, now in the possession of  John Clark
         Adams  of Worcester
P.R.69. — private record, from the Albert Claflin family Bible,
         now in the possession of Mrs. John C. Adams of Wor-
         cester
P.R.70. — private record, from the Stone family record, now
         in the possession of Isaac Stone of Ashland
P.R.71. — private record, from the John Cheney family record,
         now in the possession of Harry Cheney of Hopkinton
P.R.72. — private record, from the  Isaac Homes   family
         record, now in the possession of Mrs.J Ella Hunt Lowe
         of Hopkinton
P.R.73.— private record, from the Joseph  Belknap family
         record, now in the possession of Wendell Belknap of
         Ashland
P.R.74. — private record, from the Perry family record, now
         in the possession of George Perry of Hopkinton
P.R.75.— private record, from the Joseph Woodard   Bible,
         now in the possession of Miss Eva Woodard   of Hop-
         kinton
P.R.76. — private record, from the David Phipps family Bible,
         now in the possession of M. C. Phipps of Hopkinton
P.R.77.—private  record, from the Marcus Chauncy  Phipps
         Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George L. Hemen-
         way of Hopkinton
P.R.78. — private record, from the Michael Homer Bible, now
         in the possession of Mrs. Ellen M. Grout of Hopkinton
P.R.79. — private record, from the Abraham Tilton Bible, now
         in the possession of Mrs. Ellen M. Grout of Hopkinton
P.R.80. — private record, from the Charles Osborn Bible, now
         in the possession of Mrs. Ellen M. Grout of Hopkinton
P.R.81.— private record, from the James Madison  Morse
     Bible, now in the possession of Elisha Franklin Morse
     of Hopkinton
P.R.82. — private record, from the Uriah Bowker Bible, now
     in the possession of Clifton U. Bowker of Hopkinton
P.R.83. — private record, from the Philip Briggs Bible, now
     in the possession of Clifton U. Bowker of Hopkinton
P.R.84. — private record, from the Ezra Rockwood family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Mary E. Kyes of
     Hopkinton
P.R.85. — private record, from the Aaron Adams family Bible,
     now in the possession of Mrs. Mary E. Kyes of Hop-
     kinton
P.R.86. — private record, from the Col. Joel Norcross family
     record, now in the possession of Arthur Norcross of
     Minneapolis, Minn.
P.R.86.— private record, from the Josiah Norcross family
     record, now in the possession of Arthur Norcross of
     Minneapolis, Minn.
P.R.88. — private record, from the Elisha Haven  family
     record, now in the possession of James H. Palmer of
     South Framingham
P.R.89. — private record, from the Gamage family Bible, now
     in the possession of Mrs. George Fred Adams of Hop-
     kinton
P.R.90. — private record, from the George Fred Adams family
     Bible, now in the possession of George Fred Adams of
     Hopkinton
P.R.91. — private record, from the Capt. Richard Gamage
     family record, now in the possession of Mrs. George
     Fred Adams  of Hopkinton
P.R.92. — private record, from the William Adams family
     record, now in the possession of George Fred Adams of
     Hopkinton
P.R.93.— private record, from the John Rice family record,
     now in the possession of Emma E. Thompson  of Hop-
     kinton
P.R.94. — private record, from the Samuel Claflin family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Pamela H. Claflin
     of Hopkinton
P.R.95.— private record, from the Hackliah Bridges family
         Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Henry B. Woodbury
         of Hopkinton
P.R.96. — private record, from the Burnett and Claflin Bible,
         now in the possession of William Bainbridge Claflin of
         Hopkinton
P.R.97.— private record, from  the David  Eames   family
         record, now in the possession of Abner Eames of Hop-
         kinton
P.R.98. — private record, from the Simpson  Jones family
         Bible, now in the possession of Martin V. Phipps of
         Hopkinton
P.R.99.— private record, from the Alanson Stearns family
         Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Ellen S. Thompson
         of Hopkinton
P.R.100. — private record, from the Nathaniel Loring family
         record, now in the possession of C. P. Loring of Boston
P.R.101. — private record, from the Col. Nathan  Phipps
         Bible, now in the possession of Elsie A. and Mary E.
         Hastings of Westboro
P.R.102. — private record, from the Abner   Albee family
         record, now in the possession of Manilla H. Albee of
         Warwick
P.R.103. — private record, from the Samuel and John Gibbs
         family Bibles, now in the possession of Mrs. William A.
         Temple of Hopkinton Springs, Westborough
P.R.104. — private record, from the Lt John Homes family
         record, now in the possession of Mrs. James M. Temple
         of Hopkinton Springs, Westborough
P.R.105. — private record, from the David Young family Bible,
         now in the possession of Mrs. John Pingree of Hop-
         kinton
P.R.106. — private record, from the William Valentine Bible,
         now in the possession of Mrs. Anna Richardson Adams
         of Cambridge
P.R.107. — private record, from the Isaac D. Temple Bible,
         now in the possession of Dalston A. Temple of Hopkinton
         Springs, Westborough
P.R.108.— private record, from the John S. Crooks family
         Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. John S. Crooks of
         Hopkinton
P.R.109.— private record, from  the Artemas  C. Putnam
     family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Mary E.
     Putnam of Hopkinton
P.R.110. — private record, from the Daniel Eames family
     Bible, now in the possession of the Misses E. and A. H.
     Eames of Hopkinton
P.R.111.— private record, from the Charles Daniels family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Charles Daniels of
     Hopkinton
P.R.112. — private record, from the Albert Adams   family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Albert Adams of
     Hopkinton
P.R.113. — private record, from the Amaziah Claflin family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Daniel Coburn of
     Hopkinton
P.R.114. — private record, from the Daniel J. Coburn family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Daniel J. Coburn
     of Hopkinton
P.R.115. — private record, from the Nathan Adams family
     Bible, now in the possession of Dea. John C. Adams of
     Hopkinton
P.R.116. — private record, from the John  Sawyer  family
     record, now in the possession of Mrs. James Leonard of
     Foxborough
P.R.117. — private record, from the Dea. Moses   L. Buck
     family Bible, now in the possession of Edward S. Buck
     of Hopkinton
P.R.118. — private record, from the Anthony Jones family
     Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. John B. Pond of
     Hopkinton
P.R.119. — private record, from the John B.  Pond  family
     Bible, now in the possession of John B. Pond of Hop-
     kinton
P.R.120. — private record, from the Dexter Rice family Bible,
     now in the possession of John A. Rice of Worcester
P.R.121. — private record, from the Ezekiel Guy family Bible,
     now in the possession of Miss M. E. Putnam of Hop-
     kinton
P.R.122. — private record, from the Lynde Bible, now in the
     possession of Joseph Valentine Fitch of Mattoon, Ill.
P.R.123.—  private record, from the  John  Sawyer  family
         record, now in the  possession of Weber  Sawyer   of
         Medfield
P.R.124. — private record, from the Joseph Valentine Bible,
         now in the possession of Arthur H. Fitch of Jackson,
         Michigan
P.R.125.—  private record, from the George Sullivan Wood-
         bury family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. John
         Shurtlief of Milford
P.R.126. — private record, from the Nathaniel H. Fitch family
         Bible, now in the possession of Arthur  H. Fitch  of
         Jackson, Michigan
P.R.127. — private record, from a McFarland Bible, now in
         the possession of Mrs. Emily Burr of Hopkinton
P.R.128. — private record, from the Simpson Bixby  family
         Bible, now in the possession of Miss Nettie Fairbanks
         of Hopkinton
R.R. — Rebellion Record
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife ; week
wid. — widow
widr. — widower
y. — year

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