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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

 


VITAL RECORDS OF WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS to the Year 1850

TO THE YEAR 1850. PUBLISHED BY THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, AT THE CHARGE OF THE EDDY TOWN-RECORD FUND, BOSTON, MASS, 1907.

THE TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN, Berkshire County, was established June 21, 1765, from the plantation called West Hoosuck, April 9, 1838, certain unincorporated lands were annexed to Williamstown.


Population by Census; 1765 (Prov.), 1083;
1776 (Prov.), 1083; 1790 (U.S,), 1769;
1800 (U.S.), 2086; 1810 (U.S.), 1843;
1820 (U.S,), 2010; 1830 (U.S.), 1134;
1840 (U.S.), 4153; 1850 (U.S.), 2646;
1855 (State), 2529; 1860 (U.S.), 2611;
1865 (State), 2555; 1870 (U.S.), 3559;
1875 (State), 3683; 1880 (U.S.), 3394;
1885 (State), 3719; 1890 (U.S.), 4221;
1895 (State), 4887; 1900 (U.S.), 5013.

EXPLANATIONS.
1. WHEN places other than Williamstown and Massachusetts
are named in the original records, they are given in the printed
copy. The vital records of Williamstown are imperfect.
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. When both the marriage and inten-
tion 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.

 

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