Vital Records of Montgomery, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society,
at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass. 1902
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 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.
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods
THE TOWN OF MONTGOMERY, Hampden County (formerly in Hampshire County,
until 1812), was established November 28, 1780, from parts of Westfield, Norwich,
February 25, 1792, a part of Montgomery was included in the new town of Russell.
March 6, 1792, parts of Norwich and Southampton were annexed to Montgomery.
Population by Census: 1790 (U.S.), 449; 1800
(U.S.), 560; 1810 (U. S.), 595; 1820 (U. S.), 604;
1830 (U.S), 579; 1840 (U.S.), 740; 1850 (U.S.),
393; 1855 (State), 413; 1860 (U.S.), 371; 1865
(State), 353; 1870 (U.S.), 318; 1875 (State), 304;
1880 (U.S.), 303; 1885 (State), 278; 1890 (U.S.),
266; 1895 (State), 275; 1900 (U. S), 273.
1. WHEN places other than Montgomery 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 of that name.
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, 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 a 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
abt. — about
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
co. — county
d. — daughter; day; died
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
f. — female
h. — husband
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — male; married; month
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife
wid. — widow
widr. — widower
y. — year
2d. — second.