Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850

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Wright & Potter printing Company, 1920 - Digital images - 518 pages
Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources.

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Page 4 - Waltham and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
Page 4 - ... 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.
Page 4 - ... the Christian name. 6. 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 where a marriage appears without the intention being recorded, it is designated with an asterisk. 7. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, ie, any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses...
Page 4 - The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name, if it is known. But if the maiden name cannot be determined, the entry appears under the husband's name, with a dash enclosed in brackets, ie, [ ], to signify that the maiden name is unknown. If it is not known whether the surname is that of a married or unmarried woman,
Page 6 - Cemetery b. — husband, hours inf. — infant int. — publishment of intention of marriage Jr. — junior md.
Page 5 - ABBREVIATIONS. a. — age, aged abt. — about bp. — baptized bur. — buried cb. — child CR i . — church record, First Parish of Mendon cR2. — from records of Smithfield, RI, Monthly Meeting d. — daughter, died, day Dea. — deacon dec. — deceased dup. — duplicate entry GR i.
Page 275 - Parley and Silvenus Bates, Dec. 29, 1822. Pascho and Philadelphia Southwick, Sept. 19, 1790. Paulina and Thomas Wheelock, Feb. 7, 1822. Peter and Ama Sumner of Milford, int. Oct. 3, 1805. Phebe of Cumberland, and Joseph Thayer, int. Apr. 10, 1778. Phila and Jacob (Jabez, int.) Green of Lyons, NY, Sept. 30, 1830. Philena of Gloucester, and Remington Southwick, int. Apr. 3, 1802. Rachel and Asa Pickering, int. Sept. 15, 1788.
Page 4 - ... that the maiden name is not known. 5. In taking records from gravestones it is often the case that the family name of a woman as given on the stone is not that under which she was born, so, therefore, many births may appear under a married name instead of the original, which is not shown on the stone. In many cases names are evidently those of wives though not so specified.
Page 51 - Abram, s. of John and Mary, Aug. 30, 1830. Adin Arnold, s. of Clark and Abigail, Mar. 12, 1826. Alderman Clark, s. of Lyman and Ann M., Nov. 17, 1838. Aldrich Barton, s. of Arial 2d and Joanna, Sept. 23, 1819. Alonzo Arial, s. of Arial 2d and Joanna, Nov. 17, 1824.
Page 3 - The township of Qunshapage. May 20,* 1669 certain lands granted to Mendon. June 29,* 1710 certain lands annexed. June 1,* 1714 purchase of land from the Indians in 1691 confirmed. Nov. 27,* 1719 part included in the new town of Bellingham. June 27,* 1727 part established as Uxbridge. June 14,* 1735 part included in tho new town of Upton.

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