ABBREVIATIONS
a age | dup duplicate entry | min minutes
abt about | Eld Elder | NB New Brunswick
bp baptized | enl enlisted | qv which see; whom see
bur buried | Ens Ensign | rec recorded
ch child | h hours; husband | s son
chn children | inf infant | Sr Senior
Co county | int intentions of marriage | w week; wife
d daughter; day; died | Jr junior | wid widow
Dea deacon | Lt Lieutenant | widr widower
dec deceased | m marriage; married; month | y year
CHURCH RECORDS
CR1 First Congregational Church (Unitarian)
CR2 North Congregational Church
CR3 Records of the Society of Friends, New Bedford Monthly Meeting. These have been used to correct or add to the abstracts of these records made by one of the town clerks in the town books.
CR4 First Baptist Church
CR5 Methodist Society on Elm Street (now merged as Trinity Church)
CR6 Grace Episcopal Church
CR7 Trinitarian Church (now merged in "The United Church")
CEMETERY RECORDS
NR Newspaper record, occasional items from New Bedford newspapers to fill in illegible portions of gravestone inscriptions
Cem. R. Records take from an old book containing desultory items of gravestone inscriptions
GR1 Rural Cemetery, New Bedford
GR2 Friends' Burying Ground, adjoining the old part of Rural Cemetery
GR3 Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford
GR4 Griffin Street Cemetery, New Bedford
GR5 Congregational Church Cemetery, Lund's Corner, New Bedford
GR6 Peckham West Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford
GR7 Nye Family Burying Ground, Nye's Lane, New Bedford
GR8 Tobey Family Burying Ground, Sassaquin, New Bedford
GR9 Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford
GR10 Private burying ground, on the farm formerly owned by John W. Gifford, Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford
GR11 From "New Bedford of the Past" by Daniel Ricketson, page 183
GR12 Ashley Cemetery, Shawmut Avenue, North Dartmouth
GR13 Ashley Family Burying Ground, Shawmut Avenue, North Dartmouth
GR14 Rogers Family Burying Ground, near High Hill Reservoir, North Dartmouth
GR15 A single grave on the farm of Miss Emma G. Casey, Hathaway Road, New Bedford
GR16 Private burying ground off the north part of Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford
PRIVATE RECORDS
(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 From a memorial inscription in the History of New Bedford by Daniel Ricketson, page 182
PR2 From a Taber-Allen family Bible, now in the possession of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society
PR3 From a Russell family Bible, now in the possession of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society
PR4 From a loose leaf, now in the possession of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society
PR5 From the Nathaniel Pope family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Alice Fish of Fairhaven
PR6 From a diary (printed) of Joseph R. Anthony of New Bedford
PR7 From the Josiah Wood family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lucy Fessenden Pope of New Bedford
PR8 From a Russell-Taber family Bible, now in the possession of Francis Russell Hart of Boston
PR9 From the Charles Russell family Bible, now in the possession of Charles Russell Price of New Bedford
PR10 From the Oliver Price family Bible, now in the possession of Charles Russell Price of New Bedford
PR11 From a Seabury family Bible, now in the possession of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society
PR12 From the John Wood Jr. family Bible, now in the possession of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society
PR13 From the Otis N. Pierce family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Frank H. Gifford of New Bedford
PR14 From the William B. Bennett family Bible, now in the possession of William W. Thatcher of North Dartmouth
PR15 From an Adams family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Nathaniel C. Smith of New Bedford
PR16 From the William Gordon family Bible, now in the possession of William Gordon of New Bedford
PR17 From the Reuben Russell family Bible, now in the possession of Edmund Wood of New Bedford
PR18 From the Thomas Wood family Bible, now in the possession of Edmund Wood of New Bedford
PR19 From the John A. Delano family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Alice Wood of New Bedford
PR20 From the Frederick Howland family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Alice Wood of New Bedford
PR21 From the Benjamin Cummings family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Charles D. Prescott of New Bedford
PR22 From the Joseph Brownell family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Eliot D. Stetson of New Bedford
PR23 From the Jonathan Smith family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Horatio C. Allen of New Bedford
PR24 From a Thornton-Allen family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Otis N. Pierce of New Bedford
PR25 From the Gideon Howland family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Otis N. Pierce of New Bedford
PR26 From the Elisha Thornton family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Otis N. Pierce of New Bedford
PR27 From the William Tucker family Bible, now in the possession of Arthur L. Tucker of New Bedford
PR28 From the Jabez Gibbs family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Harriet S. Damon of New Bedford
PR29 From the Henry Phillips Willis family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Florence B. Cashman of Fall River
PR30 From two John Spare family Bibles, now in the possession of Miss S. Flora Spare of New Bedford
PR31 From the William H. Reynard family Bible, now in the possession of Walter Thomas Almy of New Bedford
PR32 From a Norris family Bible, now in the possession of Thomas Lee Norris of New Bedford
PR33 From the Edward S. Tripp family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Alice H. Tripp of New Bedford
PR34 From the Edmund Freeman family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Lucy B. Fish of New Bedford
PR35 From the Samuel Waggoner family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. William Emery Hathaway of New Bedford
PR36 From a Tripp-Briggs family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Benjamin A. Tripp of New Bedford
PR37 From the Henry Soule family Bible, now in the possession of Frederick L. Soule of New Bedford
PR38 From the John Arnold Macomber family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. A. Martin Pierce of New Bedford
PR39 From the Peleg Pease family Bible, now in the possession of Zephaniah W. Pease of New Bedford
PR40 From the Samuel Watson family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Elizabeth Watson of New Bedford
PR41 From the diary (printed) of Samuel Rodman of New Bedford
PR42 From a copy of a record of the Abraham Gifford family, now in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
PR43 From two Joseph Howland family records, now in the possession of Charles Eliot Goodspeed of Boston
PR44 From the Philip Bennett Cook family Bible, now in the possession of Daniel Herbert Cook of New Bedford

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