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Vital Records of Lee, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
at the Charege of the Eddy Town-Record 


Boston, Mass. ,1903.

THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW ENGLAND  HISTORIC  GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 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 i:und to be called the Eddy Town-Record  Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing te Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the ouncil be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements s may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hreby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C.  B. Tillinghast
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods 

Stanhope Press
P. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A.

The Town of Lee, Berkshire County, was established October 21, 1777, from parts of
Great Barrington and Washington, The Glass Works Grant, and a part of Williams's Grant.
  March  7, 1806, bounds  between Lee and  Lenox established.
  February 7, 1820, bounds between Lee and Lenox established.

Population by Census:  1790 (U.S.), 1170; 1800
(U.S.), 1267; 1810 (U.S.), 1305; 1820 (U.S.), 1384;
1830 (U. S.), 1825 ; 1840 (U. S.), 2428 ; 1850 (U. S.),
3220;  1855 (State), 4226; 1860 (U.S.), 4420; 1865
(State), 403 5; 1870 (U.S.), 3866; 1875 (State), 3900;
1880 (U.S.), 3939; 1885 (State), 4274; 1890 (U.S.),
3785 ; 1895 (State), 4066 ; 1900 (U. S.), 3596.


1. WHEN   places other  than Lee  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, but the full information concerning each  party is given only in the entry under his or her name. When  both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only  the marriage record is printed; and  voere  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, i.e., 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 birth-place of parents, in late marriage records.

a. - age
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. -  county
C.R. - church record
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. -  deacon
dup. -  duplicate entry
f. - female
G.R. - gravestone record
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. -  married; male; month
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. -  senior
w. -  wife ; week
wid. - widow
widr. -widower
y. - year
1st. - first.
2d. - second
3d. - third.

Pages 22 and 23. Clarissa S., Hannah, Lydia and Sarah, all children "of Corne-
lius and Lydia (Sheldon) (second w.)" should have teen listed under Barlow
not Bradley.

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