Vital Records Of Carver, Massachusetts
To The Year 1850
Published By The New England Historic Genealogical Society
At The Charge Of The Eddy Town-Record Fund
Boston, Mass. 1911

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, November 6, 1901, as follows:

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 this purpose.

Committee on Publications.
  • Henry Winchester Cunningham
  • Charles Knowles Bolton
  • Edmund Dana Barbour
  • Henry Edwards Scott
  • F. Apthorp Foster

THE TOWN OF CARVER, Plymouth County, was established June 9, 1790, from a part of Plympton.
February 8, 1793, bounds between Carver and Plympton were established.
January 20, 1827, part of Carver was annexed to Wareham.
March 24, 1849, bounds between Carver and Middleborough were established.

  • 1790(U.S.) 847;
  • 1800(U.S.) 863;
  • 1810(U.S.) 858;
  • 1820(U.S.) 839;
  • 1830(U.S.) 970;
  • 1840(U.S.) 995;
  • 1850(U.S.) 1186;
  • 1855(State) 1205;
  • 1860(U.S.) 1186;
  • 1865(State) 1059;
  • 1870(U.S.) 1092;
  • 1875(State) 1127;
  • 1880(U.S.) 1039;
  • 1885(State) 1091;
  • 1890(U.S.) 994;
  • 1895(State) 1016;
  • 1900(U.S.) 1104;
  • 1905(State) 1410;
  • 1910(U.S.) 1663;

  • 1. When places other than Carver and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
  • 2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records or to harmonize conflicting names or dates.
  • 3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
  • 4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed. 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 to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text -- such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.

  • a.----age
  • abt.----about
  • b.----born
  • ch.----child
  • chn.----children
  • Co.----county
  • C.R.1.----church record, Congregational Church
  • C.R.2.----church record, Baptist Church
  • d.----daughter; died; day
  • Dea.----deacon
  • dup.----duplicate entry
  • G.R.1.----gravestone record, Lakenham Cemetery, North
  • Carver G.R.2.----gravestone record, Center Cemetery
  • G.R.3.----gravestone record, Wenham Cemetery, East Carver
  • G.R.4.----gravestone record, Un10n Cemetery, South Carver
  • h.----husband
  • hrs.----hours
  • inf.----infant
  • int.----publishment of intention of marriage
  • Jr.----junior
  • m.----married; month
  • min.----minutes
  • P.R.1.----private record, from a copy of the Bible record of Benjamin Shurtleff, 2d, now in the possess10n of Mr. Benjamin Shurtleff of Revere
  • P.R.2.----private record, from a copy of the Bible record of Benjamin Shurtleff, 3d, of Boston, now in the possess10n of Mr. Benjamin Shurtleff of Revere
  • P.R.3.----private record, from a copy of the Fuller Bible record, now in the possess10n of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
  • P.R.4.----private record, from the Hammond family Bible, now in the possess10n of Mrs. Benjamin W. Robbins of Carver
  • P.R.5.----private record, from the Cole family Bible, now in the possess10n of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
  • P.R.6.----private record, from a manuscript in the Cole Bible, now in the possess10n of Mrs. Theron M. Cole of North Carver
  • P.R.7.----private record, from the Bible of William Shurtleff, now in the possess10n of Maria E. Lucas of East Carver
  • R.R.----Rebell10n Record
  • rec.----recorded
  • s.----son
  • Sr.----sen10r
  • w.----wife; week
  • wid.----widow
  • widr.----widower
  • y.----year

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