Records of Dalton,
To the Year 1850.
by the New England Historic Genealogical Society,
At the Charge of
The Eddy Town-Record Fund.
publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by
the NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 6 November, 1901,
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
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
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
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
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
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.