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VITAL RECORDS



OF



D A N V E R S

MASSACHUSETTS

TO THE END OF THE YEAR I 849

VOLUME I— BIRTHS




PUBLISHED BY
THE ESSEX INSTITUTE

SALEM, MASS.
1909






NEWCOMB & GAUSS

Printers

Salem, Massachusetts



: 2d- 1909

a or a



EXPLANATIONS



The following records of births, marriages and deaths include
all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town
clerks ; in the church records ; in the cemetery inscriptions ; and
in many private records found in family Bibles. 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 explana-
tory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they
occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name
of a wife.

When places other than Danvers 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. In all records the original spelling of
names is followed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various
forms should be examined, as items about the same family may
be found under different spellings.

Joseph Shed, who held the office of town clerk from 1835 to
1853, made a copy of all the vital records from the incorporation
of the town, and with additional matter which he gathered by a
house to house canvass, arranged the whole in families. In the
following pages the original record has been carefully compared
with this copy, and the latter discarded, preserving only the vari-
ations which appear. The new material recorded by Mr. Shed at
that time is treated as original record.

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DANVERS



The town of Danvers, which, previous to 1855, also included
the present town of Peabody was originally a part of Salem, the
first grant of land within this territory having been made on July
3, 1632 to Gov. John Endecott. On Mar. 22, 1671-2, this section,
known as " The Farms," was set off from Salem and established
as " Salem Village " parish. On Jan. 18, 17 10, another division
was effected, the territory which comprised the southern portion
of the present town of Peabody being set off from Salem as the
"Middle Precinct." On Feb. 11, 17 12, the inhabitants of the
eastern part of the Village parish, together with some of Beverly,
united in forming the parish known as the " Precinct of Salem and
Beverly at Royal Side." The inhabitants in the vicinity of Will's
hill were set off from the Village parish, and incorporated June 20,
1728, as the town of Middleton.

On Jan. 28, 1752, the Village and Middle parishes of Salem
were established as the district of Danvers , and on June 16, 1757,
the district was duly incorporated as the town of Danvers. Ob-
jections being made on account of the King's previous mandate
that no new towns should be incorporated which would increase
the number of representatives to the General Court, the act was
disallowed by the Privy Council, Aug. 10, 1759. However, by a
general Act passed Aug. 23, 1775, the district became the town of
Danvers. On Mar. 17, 1840, the bounds between Danvers and
Salem were established.

The population of Danvers at different periods was as follows :

1765,2,133. 1820,3,646.

1776,2,284. \ 1830, 4,228.

1790,2,425. 1840,5,020.

1800, 2,643. 1850, 8,109.

1810, 3,127. 1905, 9,063.



ABBREVIATIONS



a. — age.

al>^. — about.

d. — born.

de/. — before.

. — duplicate entry.
o. R. I. — gravestone record, Wadsworth Cemetery, Summer street,

Danvers.
o. R. 2. — gravestone record. Nurse private burial ground, off Pine

street, Tapleyville.

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6 ABBREVIATIONS

G. R. 3. — gravestone record, Endicott private burial ground, Dan-
versport.

G. R. 4. — gravestone record, Preston Street Cemetery, Hathorne.

G. R. 5. — gravestone record, Prince private burial ground. Spring
street, Danvers.

G. R. 6. — gravestone record, Putnam private burial ground,
Hathorne.




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