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Vital Records of Shelburne Massachusetts to The End Of The Year 1849

 

Published By

The Essex Institute

Salem, Mass.

1931

 

Newcomb & Gauss Co.

Printers

Salem, Mass.

 

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths in-

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

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

tions, and in the private records. These records are 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 explana-

tory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when

they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden

name of a married woman, and to show variations in the spell-

ing of a name in the same entry.

When places other than Shelburne and Massachusetts are

named in the original records, they are 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 inten-

tion 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 alpha-

betical arrangement.

 

SHELBURNE

June 21, 1768, part of Deerfield established as the district

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

general act. Feb. 19, 1781, part annexed to Conway. Mar.

19, 1793, certain common lands between Shelburne and North

River annexed.

The population of Shelburne at different periods was as

follows:

1790, 1,183 1840, 1,022 1890,1,553

1800, 1,079 1850, 1,239 1900,1,508

1810, 961 1860, 1,448 1910, 1,498

1820, 1,022 1870, 1,582 1920,1,436

1830, 995 1880, 1,621 1930, 1,544

 

ABBREVIATIONS

a.—age.

abt.—about.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptized.

bur.—buried.

Capt.—Captain.

C. R. 1.—church record, Congregational Church, Shelburne Center.

certif.—certificate.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

d.—daughter; day; died.

Dea.—deacon.

dec.—deceased.

dup.—duplicate entry.

Ens.—ensign.

grandd.—granddaughter.

grands.—grandson.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, East Shelburne Cemetery, sometimes called Skinner Cemetery.

G. R. 2.—gravestone record, South Shelburne Cemetery.

G. R. 3.—gravestone record, Shelburne Center Cemetery.

G. R. 4.—gravestone record, Old North Cemetery, sometimes called the Hill Cemetery.

G. R. 5.—gravestone record, Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls.

G. R. 6.—gravestone record, private burying ground on boundary between Deerfield and Shelburne.

G. R. 7.—gravestone record, an old cemetery in Colrain near Shelburne.

h.—husband; hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

Lt.—lieutenant.

m.—male; married; month.

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

P. R. 1.—private record in possession of Mrs. Clara Fiske Andrews of Shelburne.

P. R. 2.—private record in possession of Mrs. William D. Long of Shelburne.

P. R. 3.—private record in possession of Mrs. Mary L. Carpenter of Shelburne.

P. R. 4.—private record in possession of Mrs. David Hunter of Greenfield.

P. R. 5.—private record in possession of Lucia Peck of Greenfield.

P. R. 6.—private record in possession of Mrs. Amelia Allen of Greenfield.

P. R. 7.—private record in possession of Mrs. D. H. Strong of Shelburne Falls.

P. R. 8.—private record in possession of Lewis R. Long of Shelburne.

P. R. 9.—private record in possession of D. P. Bardwell of Shelburne.

P. R. 10.—private record in possession of Miss Mary Fellows of Greenfield.

P. R. 11.—private record in possession of Mrs. Lucy Cutler Kellogg of Greenfield.

P. R. 12.—Bible record in possession of Alvarez Fisk of Shelburne.

P. R. 13.—Family Register in possession of Alvarez Fisk of Shelburne.

P. R. 14.—genealogical notes collected by W. O. Taylor, deposited in Arms Library, Shelburne Falls.

P. R. 15.—private record from Dr. Long's account book deposited in Arms Library, Shelburne Falls.

P. R. 16.—private record from Dr. John Long's diary kept in an interleaved almanac and deposited in Arms Library at Shelburne Falls.

P. R. 17.—Bible record in possession of John Andrews of Shelburne.

P. R. 18.—Catalogue of deaths arranged by Rev. Theophilus Packard.

P. R. 19.—manuscript genealogy of Taylor family by W. O. Taylor.

rec.—recorded.

rem.—removed.

ret.—returned.

S.—Shelburne.

s.—son.

sr.—senior.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—week; wife.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.

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