Vital Records of
To the Year 1850
Published by the New-England Historic Genealogical Society,
At the Charge of
The Eddy Town-Record Fund.
THIS publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901, as follows:
Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C. B. TILLINGHAST,
FRANCIS EVERETT BLAKE,
CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON,
DON GLEASON HILL,
EDMUND DANA BARBOUR.
HENRY ERNEST WOODS.
P. H. GILSON COMPANY
THE TOWN OF DALTON, Berkshire County, was established March 20, 1784, from the new plantation of Ashuelot Equivalent.
February 28, 1795, a part of Windsor was annexed to Dalton.
June 21, 1804, a part of Dalton was included in the new town of Partridgefield.
Population by Census: 1790 (U.S.), 554; 1800 (U.S.), 859; 1810 (U.S.) 779;
1820 (U.S.) 817; 1830 (U.S.), 827; 1840 (U.S.) 125S; 1850 (U.S.) 1020;
1855 (State), 1064; 1860 (U.S.), 1243; 1865 (State),1137; 1870 (U.S.) 1252;
1875 (State), 1759; 1880 (U.S.), 2052; 1885 (State), 2113 1890 (U.S.), 2885;
1895 (State), 3210; 1900 (U.S.), 3014
1. WHEN places other than Dalton and Massachusetts are named in the
original records, they are given in the printed copy. Prior to 1843, the vital records
of Dalton are very 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, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. When both the marriage and intention 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.
a. — age.
abt. — about.
b. — born.
ch. — child.
chn. — children.
Co. — county.
C.R. 1. — church record, Congregational.
C.R. 2. — church record, Episcopalian
d. — daughter; died; day.
Dea. — deacon.
dup. — duplicate entry.
G.R. 1. — gravestone record, Dalton Cemetery.
G.R. 2. — gravestone record, Roman Catholic Cemetery.
h. — husband.
hrs. — hours.
inf. — infant.
int. — publishment of intention of marriage.
Jr. — junior.
m. — married; month.
min. — minutes.
prob. — probably.
rec. — recorded.
s. — son.
Sr. — senior.
w. — wife; week.
wid. — widow.
widr. — widower.
y. — year.
1st. — first.
2d. — second.
3d. — third.
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