Vital Records Of Lowell Massachusetts
To The End Of The Year 1849
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions, and in the private records found in genealogical notes compiled by the town clerk, and inserted in the town books. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman, and to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry.
When places other than Lowell and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed. In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and the various forms of family names have been placed in one alphabetical arrangement.
Mar. 1, 1826, part of Chelmsford. Mar. 29, 1834, part of Tewksbury annexed. Apr. 1, 1836, Lowell incorporated as a city. Apr. 11, 1836, act of incorporation accepted by the town. Feb. 28, 1851, part of Dracut annexed. May 18, 1874, parts of Chelmsford and Dracut annexed. June 5, 1874, part of Tewksbury annexed. June 23, 1874, act of May 18, 1874, accepted by Lowell. Aug. 1, 1874, the act took effect. Apr. 1, 1879, part of Dracut annexed. May 17, 1888, part of Tewksbury annexed. Apr. 30, 1906, part of Tewksbury annexed.
The population of Lowell at different periods was as follows: