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VITAL RECORDS OFSHARON MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE YEAR 1850






COMPILED BY THOMAS W. BALDWIN, A.B., S.B., MEMBEROF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICGENEALOGICAL S0CIETY.BOSTON, MASS.,1909.

Stanhope Pres
F. H. GILSON COMPANY
BOSTON. U.S.A.

JUNE 21, 1765, the Second Precinct of Stoughton
was set apart as a separate district and called
Stoughtonham. By not of August 23, 1775, it was
made a separate town.
  June 10, 1778, part of the town was set off to form
part of the new town of Foxboro.
  February 25, 1783, an act of the General Court
changed the name to Sharon.
  February 16, 1789, part of Stoughton was annexed
to Sharon; also another part by not of February 12,
1792.
  March 12, 1793, part of Sharon was annexed to
Foxboro.
  February 28, 1804, part of Sharon was annexed to
Walpole, and another part on June 21, 1811.
  February 28, 1850, part of Sharon was annexed to
Foxboro.
  March 26, 1864, part of Stoughton was annexed to
Sharon.
  May 1, 1874, part of Sharon was annexed to Walpole.

     Population by Census : 1776 (Prov.), 1261;
     1790  (U.S.), 1034;  1800 (U.S.), 1018;
     1810  (U.S.), 1000;  1820 (U.S.), 1010;
     1830  (U.S.), 1023;  1840 (U.S.), 1076;
     1850  (U.S.), 1128;  1860 (U.S.), 1377;
     1865  (State), 1393; 1870 (U.S.), 1508;
     1875  (State), 1330; 1880 (U.S.), 1492;
     1885  (State), 1328; 1890 (U.S.), 1634;
     1895  (State), 1717; 1900 (U.S.), 2060;
     1905  (State), 2085.

 

                  EXPLANATIONS.

 

   1. WHEN places other than Sharon 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 may be found under
different spellings.
  4. Marriages are printed under the names of both parties.
When a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is
designated with an asterisk.
  5. Additional information which does not appear in the origi-
nal text of an item, 1.e., any explanation, query, inference, or
difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.

 

ABBREVIATIONS.

 

a. - age
abt. - about
b. - born
baft. - baptized
bur. - buried
ch. - child
C.R.1. - church record, Orthodox Congregational
c.R.2. - church record, Unitarian Congregational
c.R.3- - church record, Baptist
d. - daughter; died; day
Dea. -  Deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
G.R. - grave record
hrs. - hours
inf. - infant
int. - intention
Jr. - junior
m. - month
md. - married
P.R.1. - from copy made by William R. Mann of record
     of Rev. Philip Curtis
P.R.2. - from record copied from family Bible by
     William R. Mann
prob. - probably
rec. - recorded
s. - son
T.C. - from town copy
unm. - unmarried
w. - wife; week
wd, - widow
y. - year
1st. - first
2d. - second
3rd. - third

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