VITAL RECORDS of OAKHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
To the end of the year 1849.
PUBLISHED BY FRANKLIN P. RICE,
Trustee of the Fund. 1905.
Transcribed by: Dave Swerdfeger
Proofread by Tom West
The list of Oakham 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.
Marriages and Deaths from the records of the First Church, and Deaths from the gravestone inscriptions in the Burial Grounds have been added to make the record as complete as possible, and these sources are noted in each instance by proper reference.
All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibilty, accuracy, and completeness of information.
Differences in duplication, and expanatory 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.
The double date is used in the months of January, February and March prior to 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form after 1725 are not uncommon.
When places other than Oakham and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
a. --- age
b. -- born
C.R.--- Church record
d.--daughter ; died; day
Dea. -- Deacon
dup. -- duplicate entry
G.S.1.-gravestone record from Old Cemetery by the Church.
G.S.2.--gravestone record from Southwest Cemetery.
G.S.3.--gravestone record from West Cemetery.
G.S.4.---gravestone record from South Cemetery.
G.S.5.---gravestone record from Boyd cemetery.
G.S.6.--gravestone record from Green Hollow Cemetery.
inf. - infant
int.- publishment of intention of narriage.
Jr. -- junior
m. --- male; married; month.
O.S. --Old Stlye.
rec. -- recorded
s. -- son
ESTABLISHED as a District, June 7, 1762, part of Rutland, having formerly been known as Rutland West Wing.
It was incorporated as a town, Aug. 23, 1775.
Population at different periods
1765, 270; 1776, 598; 1790, 772; 1800, 801; 1810 848; 1820, 986; 1830, 1010; 1840, 1038; 1850, 1137. Population in 1900, 388.
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