Vital Records Of Barre, Massachusetts,
To the end of the year 1849
Published By Franklin P. Rice,
Trustee Of The Fund. 1903.
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
The list of Barre Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all which were entered in the Town Books during the period from the earliest date there found 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.
When places other than Barre and Massachusetts are named in the origial records they are given in the printed copy.
Number of Births printed .... 3,384
Marriages . . .. 1,849 = 3,698 names
Deaths ..... 1,632
The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.
THIS town was the northwest part of 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:
Population in 1900, 2059.