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Vital Records of Montague, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849


Published By

Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.



Newcomb & Gauss Co.


Salem, Mass.


The following records of births, marriages, and deaths

include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by

the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery

inscriptions; and in the private records found in family

Bibles, etc. These records arc printed in a condensed form

in which every essential particular has been preserved. All

duplication of the town clerks' record has been eliminated,

but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear

in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the

original records; also to indicate the maiden name of a mar-

ried woman, and to show variations in the spelling of a name

in the same entry.


When places other than Montague and Massachusetts are

named in the original records, they arc given in the printed

copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage 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 when a marriage appears without the

intention being recorded, it is designated by an asterisk. In

all records the original spelling of names is followed, and

the various forms of family names have been placed in one

alphabetical arrangement. The records of Montague being

few, it has been thought well to include the information in

the Direct Tax records and those of the United States Census.



Jan. 25, 1754, part of Sunderland established as the district

of Montague. Aug. 23, 1775, the district made a town by

general act. Feb. 28, 1803, part annexed to Wendell.



1765, 392 1840, 1,255 1900, 6,150

1790, 906 1850, 1,518 1910, 6,866

1800, 1,222 1860, 1,593 1920, 7,675

1810, 934 1870, 2,224 1930, 8,081

1820, 1,074 1880, 4,875

1830, 1,152 1890, 6,296











C. R.—church record, Congregational Church.





D. T.—Direct Tax.

d.—daughter; day; died.



dup.—duplicate entry.




G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Springdale Cemetery, Turners Falls .

G. R. 2.—gravestone record, Montague Town Cemetery .

G. R. 3.—gravestone record, Old Cemetery, "formerly Burnhams Pasture, Montague City ."

G. R. 4.—gravestone record, Chestnut Hill Cemetery , Montague.

G. R. 5.—gravestone record, Dry Hill Cemetery , Montague.

G. R. 6.—gravestone record, Old Cemetery, Millers Falls , Montague.

G. R. 7.—gravestone record, Old South Cemetery , Montague.

h.—husband; hour.


int.—intention of marriage.




m.—male; married; month.

N. R. 1.—Greenfield Gazette and Courier.

P. R. 1.—Bible record in possession of R. R. Lyman of Montague.

P. R. 2.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Julia Farwell.

P. R. 3.—Bible record in possession of George Ball of Amherst .

P. R. 4.—Bible record in possession of Miss Bertha Clark.

P. R. 5.—Bible record in possession of Miss Sarah I. Benjamin.

P. R. 6.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Mary E. Hall.

P. R. 7.—Bible record in possession of E. P. Smead of Northampton .

P. R. 8.—Bible record in possession of W. S. Marsh.

P. R. 9.—Bible record in possession of Mary and Harriet Clapp.

P. R. 10.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Robert Hamilton.

P. R. 11.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. A. M. Lawrence.

P. R. 12.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. F. O. Johnson.

P. R. 13.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Bessie Clapp.

P. R. 14.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. M. J. Benjamin of Greenfield .

P. R. 15.—Bible record in possession of Herbert W. Root of Northampton .

P. R. 16.—Family record in possession of Mrs. Lula Shaw Campbell of Greenfield .

P. R. 17.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Eva Watson.

P. R. 18.—Bible record in possession of Mrs. Grace Wilder.

P. R. 19.—Record of St. James Church, Greenfield , in possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

P. R. 20.—Hardwick Vital Records.

P. R. 21.—Oakham Vital Records.

P. R. 22.—Sheldon's History of Deerfield.

P. R. 23.—Records in possession of Frank C. Walker of Chicago, Illinois.

P. R. 24.—Bible records in possession of Mrs. H. Maude Lumas of Washington, D. C.






unm.—unmarri ed.

u. s. c.—United States Census of 1790.

w.—week; wife.




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