Vital Records Of South Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
Town Records 1731-1843.
Cemetery Transcriptions 1728-1944
Published by The New England Historic and Genealogical Society in the Corbin Collection,

[Transcribed by Carlton O. Hommel]


The following records of births, marriages, and deaths include all entries to be found in the Town records and in the cemetery records. The records of intentions are those that did not result in a marriage. The records of residents includes those who appeared the Town records either as heads of families without birth, death or marriage dates, or shown on cemetery records without dates.

These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of records has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets.

The numbers at the left of every entry refer to the page number(s) cited in the reference at the end of the entry

Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a wife.

When places other than South Hadley in Massachusetts are named, they are not shown as in MA except to avoid confusion. Towns outside of Massachusetts have their states indicated.

Marriages are printed under the names of both parties.

Double-dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original, and also whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined.

In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined; as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.

  • South Hadley was an uninhabited area of Hadley from 1659 until 1721 when the first English settlers arrived from Hadley.
  • 1753, Apr. 12 Established as a district by the name of South Hadley from part of Hadley. (Prov. Laws, Vol. III, p. 655.)
  • 1768, June 11 Part of the district of South Hadley established as Granby.
  • 1775, Aug. 23 Made a town, by general act under which districts became towns.
  • 1781, June 28 Bounds between South Hadley and Granby established.
  • 1792, Mar. 9 Part annexed to Granby.
  • 1824, June 12 Bounds between South Hadley and Granby established.
  • 1826, June 20 Bounds between South Hadley and Granby established.
  • 1827, June 16 Bounds between South Hadley and Granby established.

  • a.----age.
  • abt.----about.
  • .----Age at Death.
  • aka. ----also known as.
  • b.----born.
  • bef.----before.
  • bet.----between.
  • bpt.----baptized.
  • bur.----buried.
  • ch.----child.
  • chn.----children.
  • Co.----county.
  • d.----daughter; day; died.
  • Dea.----Deacon.
  • dec.----deceased.
  • dup. or Dup.----duplicate entry.
  • Dy'd.--- Died.
  • Ens.----Ensign.
  • est.----estate.
  • h.----husband; hour.
  • Inf.----infant or Infantry
  • int.----intention of marriage.
  • jr.----junior
  • m.----male; married; month.
  • N.S. ----refers to dates after September, 1752.
  • O.S. ----refers to dates before September, 1752.
  • Prof.---- Professor or professional.
  • rec.----recorded.
  • rem.----removed.
  • s.----son.
  • sic.----An insertion used to call attention of something anomalous or erroneous.
  • So. Hadley----Town of South Hadley
  • sr.----senior.
  • unm.----unmarried (usually never married).
  • w.----wife; week.
  • wid.----widow.
  • widr.----widower.
  • y.----year.
  • Vol.----Voluntary
  • State abbreviations per US Postal Service

  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA,
  • The Corbin Collection, Vol. 1, Records of Hampshire Co., MA".
  • GR---- Cemetery Inscriptions, 1728-1944
  • Old Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • South Hadley Falls Cemetery
  • VR----Vital Records, 1731-1843

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