Vital Records of Pelham, Massachusetts
To the Year 1850
New England Historical Genealogical Society
Boston, Mass., 1902


[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

THE TOWN Of PEIHAM, Hampshire County, was established January 15, 1743, prior to which time it was the common land called New Lisburne. June 16, 1788, a part of Bekhertown was annexed to Pelham. January 28, 1822, a part of Pelham was included in the new town of Prescott.

Population by Census: 1765 (Prov.), 371; 1776 (PrOV•). 729; 1790 (U.S.), 1040; 1800 (U.S.), 1144; 1810 (U.S.), 1185; 1820 (U.S.), 1278; 1830 (U.S.),904; 1840 (U.S.), 956; 1850 (U.S.), 983; 1855 (State), 789; 1860 (U.S.), 748; 1865 (State), 737; 1870 (U.S.), 673; 1875 (State), 633; 1880 (U.S.),614; 188S (State), 549; 1890 (U.S.), 486; 1895 (State), 486; 1900 (U.S.), 462.


1. When places other than Pelham and Massauchusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

2. In all records the original spelling is follwed.

3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings of that name.

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, 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 a record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used only when they occur is the original test, or to separate clauses found there..-such as the birth-place of parent, in Late marriage records.


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