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Barre, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages,  to the end of 1849

Transcribed from the microfilmed pages of the originals.

Order item B611

    The book's full text of 271 pages has been converted to PDF images which are not searchable.  However, the lists of names are arranged alphabetically and records are easily located. Priced at $14.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge.  (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered.)

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Publisher's Note.

THE list of Barre Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all which were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of the year 1849.  Some additions and corrections of names and dates have been made from the records of the First Church and from other authorities, these being indicated in each instance by proper reference.

All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory 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. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Upton, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.

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 Barre and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

Barre, Worcester County.

THIS town was the northwest part of the Rutland original grant.  A division was made in 1749, and it was then called Rutland District.  This was incorporated as a town June 17, 1774, with the name of Hutchinson, which was changed to Barre, Nov. 7, 1776.

The population of Barre at different periods was as follows: 1765, 734; 1790, 1,613; 1800, 1,937; 1810, 1,971; 1820, 2,077; 1830, 2,503; 1840, 2,571; 1850, 2,841, 1900, 2,059.

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