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VITAL RECORDS OF STONEHAM MASSACHUSETTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849

PUBLISHED BY THE ESSEX INSTITUTE
SALEM, MASS.
1918

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 private records found in family Bibles, etc. 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 explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are
used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate
the maiden name of a married woman.


When places other than Stoneham 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. Double dating is used in the
months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, when-
ever it appears in the original and also whenever from the
sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily deter-
mined. In all records the original spelling of names is fol-
lowed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms
should be examined, as items about the same family may be
found under different spellings.

STONEHAM
The northerly part of Charlestown, including all the lands
lying on the east side of Woburn, the south side of Reading,
the west side of Malden, and the north side of the fifth range
of the first division of Charlestown woodlots were set off Dec.
17, 1725, and constituted a separate township, by the name of
Stoneham.
Dec. 21, 1734, parts of Malden and of Reading annexed to
Stoneham.
April 5, 1751, bounds between Stoneham and Reading were
established.
March 15, 1853, part of Stoneham was annexed to Melrose.
The population of Stoneham at different periods was as fol-
lows :
1765, 340. 1800, 380. 1890, 6,155.
1776, 319. 1820, 615. 1900, 6,197.
1790, 381. 1840, 1,017. 1915, 7,489.
1850, 2,085.

ABBREVIATIONS
a.—age.
abt.—about.
b.—born.
bef.—before.
bet.—between.
bp.—baptized.
bur.—buried.
C. R.—church record, Congregational Church.
ch.-child.
chn.—children.
Co.—county.
d.—daughter; day; died.
Dea.—deacon.
dep.—deposition.
dup.—duplicate entry.
G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Old Burying Ground.
G. R. 2.—gravestone record, Lindenwood Cemetery.
h.—husband; hour.
inf.—infant.
int.—intention of marriage.
jr.—junior.
m.—male; married; month.
P. R. 1.—Copy of church records made by Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 2.—Undertaker's record kept by Edward Bucknam now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 3.—Bible record of Jesse Dike, now in possession of Miss
C. E. Dike.
P. R. 4.—Copy of Bible record of Jonathan Hay, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 5.—Bible record now in possession of Charles C. Dike.
P. R. 6.—Family record of Robert Barnes, now in possession of
Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 7.—Copy of Bible record of James Hadley, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 8.—Copy of Bible record of Ebenezer Bucknam, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 9.—Copy of Bible record of Lt. John Bucknam, jr., now
in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 10.—Copy of Bible record of Nathan Willey, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 11.—Copy of Bible record of Joseph Bryant, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 12.—Family record of Asahel P. Bucknam, now in pos-
session of Mrs. Amanda J. Green of Woburn.
P. R. 13.—Copy of family record of Darius Stevens, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 14.—Copy of Bible record of Lt. John Bucknam, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 15.—Copy of Bible record of John Gerry, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 16.—Copy of family record of Jonathan Green, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 17.—Copy of record in Jacob Green's writing book, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 18.—Copy of family record of Capt. Peter Hay, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 19.—Copy of Bible record of Col. Elbridge Gerry, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 20.—Copy of Bible record of Asa C. Butterfield, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 21.—Copy of family record of Nehemiah Allen, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 22.—Copy of family record of John H. Wright, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 23.—Copy of family record of Caleb Richardson, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 24.—Copy of family record of Elias P. Bryant, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 25.—Copy of family record of Daniel Lynde, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 26.—Copy of family record of Jabez Lynde, now in pos-
session of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 27.—Copy of family record of Warren Sweetser, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 28.—Copy of family record of David Gerry, now in
possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 29.—Copy of Bible record of John May, now in posses-
sion of Wilton F. Bucknam.
P. R. 30.—Bible record of Daniel Gould, now in possession of
Mrs. Alice V. Tilton of Wakefield.
P. R. 31.—Bible record of Dr. William F. Stevens, now in
possession of William B. Stevens.
P. R. 32.—Bible record of Rev. John H. Stevens, now in pos-
session of William B. Stevens.
P. R. 33.—Copy of records in possession of Wilton F. Buck-
nam.
rec.—recorded.
s.—son.
sr.—senior.
T. C.—town copy.
unm.—unmarried.
w.—wife; week.
wid.—widow.
widr.—widower.
y.—year.

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