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Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850.


Worcester, Massachusetts:
Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1907.

Stanhope Press
F. H. Gilson Company
Boston, U. S. A..

Publisher's Note.
  THE list of Templeton Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of the year 1849. Some additions have been made from other sources, and these are indicated in each instance by proper reference.
  All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility,. accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.
  Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Templeton, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.
  When places other than Templeton and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

ABBREVIATIONS.
a. - age
b. - born
ch. - child
chn. - children
Co. - county,
C.R. - church record
d. - daughter; day; died
Dea. - deacon
dup. - duplicate entry
f. - female
G.S.1.-gravestone record, Center Burial Ground
G.S.2. - gravestone record, Burial Ground on road to Baldwinville
h. - husband
inf. - infant
int. - publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. - junior
m. - male; married; month
P.R. -private record
rec. - recorded
s. - son
Sr. -- senior
w.- wife
wid. - widow
Widr. - widower
y. - year
2d. - second

The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
   
TEMPLETON, Worcester County.
ESTABLISHED as " Templetown" March 6, 1762, from the plantation called "Narragansett Number Six." Part set off to Gardner June 27, 1785, and part included in new town of Gerry (Phillipston) Oct. 20, 1786.

  Population at different periods: 1765, 348; 1776,
1,016; 1790, 950; 1800,1,068; 1810, 1,205; 1820,
1,331; 1830, 1,552; 1840, 1,776; 1850, 2,173.
Population in 1905, 3,783.

Number of Births printed . . . 2,635
           Marriages. . 1,250 - 2,500 names
           Deaths ...... 1,192
                         6,327 total

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