Vital Records of Northbridge,
to the Year 1850
Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin, A.B., S.B.,Member of the
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, Mass. New England Historic Genealogical
Part of Uxbridge established as the district of
Northbridge July 14, 1772.The district
made a town by general act August 23, 1775.Part of Sutton annexed April 20,
1780.Part of Sutton annexed February 17, 1801.Part annexed to Sutton
June 15, 1831.Bounds between Northbridge and Sutton established March 7,
1837.Part of Sutton annexed May 16, 1844.Bounds between Northbridge and Uxbridge established and part of each town annexed
to the other town April
30, 1856.Bounds between Northbridge and Uxbridge established April 17, 1908.
Population by Census:1776 (Prov.), 481;1790 (U,
S.), 569;1800 (U. S.), 544;1810 (U. S.), 713;1820
(U. S.), 905;1830 (U. S.), 1,053;1840 (U. S.), 1,449;1850 (U.
S.), 2,230;1855 (State), 2,104;1860 (U. S.), 2,633;1865 (State),
S.), 3.774;1875 (State), 4,030;1880 (U.
S.), 4,053;1885 (State), 3,786;1890 (U.
S.), 4,603;1895 (State), 5,286;1900 (U.
S.), 7,036;1905 (State), 7,400;1910 (U.
S.), 8,807;1915 (State),9,254.
EXPLANATIONS.1. When places other than Northbridge 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
and any additions made to the spelling of the record are enclosed in
brackets.3. The various spellings of a name should be examined as items
same family or individual may be found under different
spellings.4. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name
it is known, but if the maiden name is unknown the entry appears under the
name with a dash enclosed in brackets, i.e., [-], to signify that the
name is not known.5. In taking records from gravestones 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 mayappear under a married
name instead of the original, which is not shown
on the stone. In many cases
names are evidently those of wives though
not so specified.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
ofthe intention is not given, except when needed to make more clear the date
the marriage. When the marriage appears without the intention recorded it is
with an asterisk.7. Additional information, which does not appear
in the original town
record, i.e., any difference shown in other records of the
is enclosed in parentheses with the source of the information
ABBREVIATIONS.a. - age,
agedabt. - aboutb. - bornbp. - baptizedbur. - buriedcb. -
childC.R.1. - church record,
Congregational Church, Northbridge CenterC.R.2. - church
record, Village Congregational Church, WhitinsvilleC.R-3. - from records of Smithfield, R. I., Monthly
Meetingd. - daughter; died; dayDea. - deacondec. - deceaseddup.
- duplicate entryG.R.1. - grave record, Pine Grove CemeteryG.R.2. -
grave record, Riverdale CemeteryG.R.3. - grave record, St. Patrick's
CemeteryG.R-4. - grave record, Benson CemeteryG.R.6. - grave record,
Quaker CemeteryG.R.7. - grave record, Fowler CemeteryG.R.8. - grave
record, Old Cemetery, Northbridge CenterG.R.9. - grave record, Cooper
Cemetery, Northbridge CenterG.R.10. - grave record, Lackey Cemeteryh. -
husband, hoursinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of
marriageJr. - juniormd. - marriedmo. -
monthprob. - probablys. - sonSr. -
seniorunm. - unmarriedw. - wife, weekswid. - widowwidr. -
Number of births printed
...... 2,823Number of marriages printed . . 929 X 2
= 1,858 namesNumber of deaths printed ...... 729Total . . .
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