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Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850

Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund.

Boston, Mass., 1906 

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.
C. B. Tillinghast
Francis Everett Blake
Charles Knowles Bolton
Don Gleason Hill
Edmund Dana Barbour
Editor, Henry Ernest Woods

Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U.S.A
                       
THE TOWN OF NORTON, Bristol County, was established March 17, 1710, from a part of Taunton.
June 12, 1711, a bill to perfect the Norton grant was passed.
December 21, 1725, a part of Norton was established as Easton.
April 26, 1770, a part of Norton was established as the district of Mansfield.
   
Population by Census : 1765 (Prov.), 1942 ;
    1776 (Prov.), 1329;    1790 (U.S.), 1428;
    1800  (U.S.), 1481;    1810 (U.S.), 1598;
    1820  (U.S.), 1600;    1830 (U.S.), 1479;
    1840  (U.S.), 1545;    1850 (U.S.), 1966;
    1855  (State), 1894;   1860 (U.S.), 1848;
    1865  (State), 1709;   1870 (U.S.), 1821;
    1875  (State), 1595;   1880 (U.S.), 1732;
    1885  (State), 1718;   1890 (U.S.), 1785;
    1895  (State), 1614;   1900 (U.S.), 1826.

EXPLANATIONS.
1. WHEN places other than Norton 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.
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;  and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated 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 the record, is bracketed.
Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there — such as the birthplace of parents, in late marriage records.
ABBREVIATIONS.
a.- age
abt.- about
b.- born
ch.- child
chn.- children
Co.- county
C.R.1.- church record, First Congregational Parish, Unitarian
C.R.2.- church record, Dissenting Congregational (afterwards Baptist)
C.R.3.- church record, Trinitarian
d.- daughter; died; day
Dea.- deacon
dup.- duplicate entry
G.R.1.- gravestone record, First Burial Place
G.R.2.- gravestone record, Norton Common Cemetery
G.R.3.- gravestone record, Center Cemetery
G.R.4.- gravestone record, Timothy Plain Cemetery
G.R.5.- gravestone record, Babbit, or Cobb, Cemetery
G.R.6.- gravestone record, Winneconnet Second Cemetery
G.R.7.- gravestone record, Winneconnet New Cemetery
G.R.8.- gravestone record, Woodward-Willis Cemetery
G.R.9.- gravestone record, Senaca Lincoln Family Burying Ground
G.R.10.- gravestone record, Crane Cemetery
G.R.11.- gravestone record, Abraham White Cemetery
G.R.12.- gravestone record, Eddy-Lincoln Cemetery
G.R.13.- gravestone record, Crane-Newcomb Burial Place
G.R.14.- gravestone record, John Eddy Burial Place
G.R.15.- gravestone record, Hall Cemetery
G.R.16.- gravestone record, White Cemetery
G.R.17.- gravestone record, Josiah Newcomb Cemetery
G.R.18.- gravestone record, Briggs Cemetery
G.R.19.- gravestone record, George Codding Burial Place
G.R.20.- gravestone record, Dyer Burial Place
G.R.21- gravestone record, Lincoln Burial Place, Gaffney Farm
h.- husband
hrs.- hours
inf.- infant
int.- publishment of intention of marriage
jr.- junior
m.- married; month
min.- minutes
P.R.- private record, Josiah Woodward Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. George Woodward, of Norton
prob.- probably
rec.- recorded
s.- son
Sr.- senior
w.- wife; week
wid.- widow
widr.- widower
y.- year
1st.- first
2d.- second
3d.- third

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