Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts to the Year
Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B., member of the
New England Historic
Boston, Mass., 1920.
Number of Births printed
Marriages ............3,176X2 = 6,352
Deaths .......................... 2,194
Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Company, 32 Derns
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
November 27, 1719, part included
in the new town of Bellingham.
June 27, 1727, part established as Uxbridge.
1735, part included in the new town of Upton.
April 10, 1754, bounds between
Mendon and Uxbridge established.
April 24, 1770, part of Uxbridge
April 11, 1780, part established as Milford.
1845, part established as Blackstone.
March 7, 1872, bounds between
Mendon and Bellingham established.
Population by Census.
1765 (Prov.), 1,838; 1870 (U. S.),
1776 (Prov.), 2,322; 1875 (State), 1,176;
1790 (U. S.),
1,555; 1880 (U. S.), 1,094;
1800 (U. S.), 1,628; 1885
1810 (U. S.), 1,819; 1890 (U.
1820 (U. S.), 2,254; 1895 (State),
1830 (U. S.), 3,152; 1900 (U. S.), 911;
S.), 3,524; 1905 (State), 922;
1850 (U. S.), 1,300;
1910 (U. S.), 880;
1855 (State), 1,382; 1915
1860 (U. S.), 1,351; 1920 (U.
1865 (State), 1,207;
1. When places other than Mendon or Massachusetts are named
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
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
of the original which is not known. In many cases names
evidently those of wives, though not so specified. All dates of births found
the gravestone -; in the town are given in the book, but from this it is not
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.
a. - age,
abt. - about
b. - born
bp. - baptized
bur. - buried
C.R.1. - church record, First Parish of Mendon
C.R.2. - from records
of Smithfield, R. 1., Monthly Meeting
d. - daughter, died, day
dec. - deceased
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R.1. - grave record,
C.R.2. - grave record, George Cemetery
G.R.3. - grave record,
G.R.4. - grave record, Bicknell Cemetery
G.R-5. - grave
record, Davenport Cemetery
G.R.6. - grave record, Swansdale
C.R.7. - grave record, Cook Cemetery
G.R.8. - grave record, Pine
G.R.9. - grave record, Freeman Cemetery
G.R.10. - grave
record, Daniels Cemetery
G.R.11. - grave record, Wood Cemetery
grave record, Thornton Cemetery
G.R.13. - grave record, Old Cemetery,
G.R.14. - grave record, Wilson Cemetery, Millville
grave record, Millville Cemetery
G.R. 16. - grave record, Blackstone
G.R. 17. - grave record, Verry Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R. 18. -
grave record, Gaskill Cemetery, Blackstone
G.R. 19. - grave record, Chestnut
G.R.20. - grave record, French Cemetery,
C.R.21. - grave record, St. Paul's Cemetery,
C.R.22. - grave record, St. Charlotte Cemetery,
G.R.23. - grave record, Quaker Cemetery, Blackstone
grave record, East Blackstone Cemetery
G.R.25. - grave record, Cass Cemetery,
b. - husband, hours
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of
intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
md. - married
M.R. - from Middlesex County records
prob, - probably
s. - son
Sr. - senior
T.C. - from town copy of
unm - unmarried
w. - wife, weeks
widr. - widower