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Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts to the Year 1850


Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Boston, Mass., 1920.

Number   of Births printed  .......7,852
Marriages  ............3,176X2  =  6,352 names
Deaths  .......................... 2,194

                                   16,398 total

Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Company, 32 Derns Street.

MENDON.
The township of Qunshapage.
May  20, 1669, certain lands granted to Mendon.
June 29, 1710, certain lands annexed.
June  1, 1714, purchase of lands from the Indians in 1691 confirmed.
November  27, 1719, part included in the new town of Bellingham.
June 27, 1727, part established as Uxbridge.
June 14, 1735, part included in the new town of Upton.
April 10, 1754, bounds between Mendon and Uxbridge established.
April 24, 1770, part of Uxbridge annexed.
April 11, 1780, part established as Milford.
March  25, 1845, part established as Blackstone.
March  7, 1872, bounds between  Mendon and Bellingham established.

Population by Census.
1765 (Prov.), 1,838;  1870 (U. S.), 1,175;
1776 (Prov.), 2,322;  1875 (State), 1,176;
1790 (U. S.), 1,555;  1880 (U. S.), 1,094;
1800 (U. S.), 1,628;  1885 (State),   945;
1810 (U. S.), 1,819;  1890 (U. S.),   919;
1820 (U. S.), 2,254;  1895 (State),   889;
1830 (U. S.), 3,152;  1900 (U. S.),   911;
1840 (U. S.), 3,524;  1905 (State),   922;
1850 (U. S.), 1,300;  1910 (U. S.),   880;
1855 (State), 1,382;  1915 (State),   933;
1860 (U. S.), 1,351;  1920 (U. S.),   961;
1865 (State), 1,207;

EXPLANATIONS
1. When places other than Mendon or Massachusetts are named  in the original records they are given in the printed copy.
2. in all items from the records the original spelling of the names  is given, and any additions made to the spelling is enclosed in brackets.
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. The  birth of a married woman  is recorded under her maiden name,  when it is known, but if it is unknown the entry appears under her  husband's name with a  dash enclosed in brackets, i.e. [-], to signify that the maiden name is not known.
5. In taking records from grave stones it is often the case that the family name of a woman as given on the stone is not that under which she was born, so therefore many births may appear under a married name instead of the original which is not known.  In many cases names are evidently those of wives, though not so specified. All dates of births found on the gravestone -; in the town are given in the book, but from this it is not to be inferred that the persons are born in this town, as in many cases they are not.
6. Marriages and intentions are printed under the name of both parties.  When   both the marriage and  intention are recorded only the marriage record is printed and the date of the intention is not given, except when needed to make more clear the date of the marriage. When the marriage intention is not recorded it is designated by an asterisk.
7. Additional information which does not  appear in the original town record, i.e., any difference shown in other records of the same person, is enclosed in parentheses, with the source of the information indicated.

ABBREVIATIONS
a. - age, aged
abt. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
cb. - child
C.R.1. - church record, First Parish of Mendon
C.R.2. - from records of Smithfield, R. 1., Monthly Meeting
d. - daughter, died, day
Dea. - deacon
dec. - deceased
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - grave record, Old Cemetery
C.R.2. - grave record, George Cemetery
G.R.3. - grave record, Gaskill Cemetery
G.R.4. - grave record, Bicknell Cemetery
G.R-5. - grave record, Davenport Cemetery
G.R.6. - grave record, Swansdale Cemetery
C.R.7. - grave record, Cook Cemetery
G.R.8. - grave record, Pine Hill Cemetery
G.R.9. - grave record, Freeman Cemetery
G.R.10. - grave record, Daniels Cemetery
G.R.11. - grave record, Wood Cemetery
G.R.12. - grave record, Thornton Cemetery
G.R.13. - grave record, Old Cemetery, Millville
G.R.14. - grave record, Wilson Cemetery, Millville
G.R.15. - grave record, Millville Cemetery
G.R. 16. - grave record, Blackstone Cemetery
G.R. 17. - grave record, Verry Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R. 18. - grave record, Gaskill Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R. 19. - grave record, Chestnut Hill Cemetery
G.R.20. - grave record, French Cemetery, Blackstone
C.R.21. - grave record, St. Paul's Cemetery, Blackstone
C.R.22. - grave record, St. Charlotte Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R.23. - grave record, Quaker Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R.24. - grave record, East Blackstone Cemetery
G.R.25. - grave record, Cass Cemetery, Blackstone
b. - husband, hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
md. -  married
mo. - month
M.R. - from Middlesex County  records
prob, - probably
rep. - reputed
s. - son
Sr. - senior
T.C. - from town copy of record
unm  -  unmarried
w. - wife, weeks
wid. - widow
widr. - widower

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