ABBREVIATIONS
a age | dup duplicate entry | q.v. which see; whom see
abt about | Eld Elder | RR Rebellion Record
b born | enl enlisted | rec recorded
BCM Bristol County Marriages | Ens Ensign | s son
bp baptized | h hours; husband | Sr Senior
bur buried | inf infant | SCR Suffolk Court Files
ch child | int intention of marriage | TPR Taunton Proprietors' Records, a verbatim copy of the vital records found in the Proprietors' Records, used in conjunction with the modernized copy of the same made for the City Clerk's office after the first of 1838
chn children | Jr junior | w week; wife
Co county | Lt Lieutenant | wid widow
d daughter; day; died | m marriage; married; month | widr widower
Dea deacon | min minutes | y year
dec deceased | PCR Plymouth Colony Records |    
CHURCH RECORDS
CR1 First Congregational Church (Unitarian)
CR2 First Congregational Church (Trinitarian) (West Taunton)
CR3 Broadway Congregational Church (Trinitarian)
CR4 Lakeville and Taunton Precinct Congregational Church
CR5 Winslow Congregational Church (Trinitarian)
CR6 Second Baptist Church
CR7 St. Thomas' Church (Protestant Episcopal)
CR8 St. Mary's Church (Roman Catholic)
CEMETERY RECORDS
GR1 Plain Burying Ground, between Broadway and Washington Street, Taunton
GR2 Crane Avenue Burying Ground, Taunton
GR3 Oakland Cemetery (Glebe Street Burying Ground), Glebe Street, Taunton
GR4 Pine Hill Cemetery, corner of Stevens and Pine Hill Streets, East Taunton
GR5 King Burying Ground, Middleborough Avenue, East Taunton
GR6 Staples Street Burying Ground, Seekell Street, East Taunton
GR7 Caswell Street Burying Ground, opposite Stapes Street, East Taunton
GR8 Caswell Burying Ground, Middleborough Avenue, opposite the Fire Station, East Taunton
GR9 Summer Street Burying Ground (neck of Land), Taunton
GR10 North Taunton Burying Ground, corner of Bay and Field Streets, North Taunton
GR11 Westville Cemetery, between Cohannet and Winthrop Streets, Taunton
GR12 Burt, Crane, Gulliver and Walker Family Burying Ground, Gulliver Street, West Taunton
GR13 Hathaway Burying Ground, Somerset Avenue, between Railroad Avenue and the river, Taunton
GR14 East Weir Cemetery, off Plain Street, between Beacon and Pratt Streets, Taunton
GR15 Old Episcopal Church Burying Ground, Tremont Street, between Norton Avenue and Glebe Street, Taunton
GR16 Willis Burying Ground, Worcester Street, near Alfred Lord Boulevard, Taunton
GR17 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Crocket Street, Taunton
GR18 Padelford Burying Ground, Middleborough Avenue, East Taunton
GR19 Richmond Cemetery, Richmond Street, Taunton
GR20 Bassett Family Burying Ground, Crane Avenue, near Harvey St, Taunton
GR21 Friends' Burying Ground or Harvey Family Burying Ground, Crane Avenue, near Harvey Street, Taunton
GR22 Bassett Family Burying Ground, Field Street, near Bay Street, Taunton
GR23 Field Family Burying Ground, Field Street, Taunton
GR24 Lincoln Family Burying Ground, Bassett Street, near Bay Street, Taunton
GR25 Harvey Family Burying Ground, Fremont Street, near Bassett Street, Taunton
GR26 Lincoln Family Burying Ground, Watson Street, near Bay Street, Taunton
GR27 Wetherell Cemetery, corner of Lothrop and Prospect Hill Streets, Taunton
GR28 Cooper Family Burying Ground, Berkley Street, near Pratt Street, Taunton
GR29 Phillips Cemetery, corner of Berkley and Pratt Streets, Taunton
PR30 Walker Family Burying Ground, Laneway Farm, off Burt Street, Taunton
PR31 Walker Family Burying Ground, Laneway Farm, off Burt Street, Taunton
GR32 Reed Cemetery, west of Somerset Avenue, between Railroad Avenue and the river, Taunton
GR33 Walker Cemetery, between Baker Road and Railroad Avenue, and between the railroad and the river, Taunton
GR34 Sandy Hill Cemetery, near Seventh Street, off Somerset Avenue, Taunton
GR35 Knapp Burying Ground, Tremont Street, West Taunton
GR36 Phillips Family Burying Ground, Staples Street, Taunton
GR37 St. James Cemetery, Liberty Street, East Taunton
GR38 Father Wilson Cemetery, Washington Street, Taunton
GR39 St. Francis Cemetery, Glebe Street, West Taunton
GR40 St. Joseph's Cemetery, East Britannia Street, at Raynham line, Taunton
GR41 St. Mary's Cemetery, East Britannia Street, near Broadway, Taunton
GR42 Woodward Family Burying Ground, an eighth of a mile into the woods in the rear of the house of Chester Woodward, Norton Avenue, between Short Street and Norton town line, Taunton
GR43 Gilbert Family Burying Ground, between the Cooper Burying Ground and Pratt Street, Taunton
GR44 Old Richmond Cemetery, in the woods, at the river, back of houses whic are nearly opposite the new Richmond Cemetery, Taunton
GR45 Colored Cemetery, a little east of Precinct Street, Taunton
GR46 Williams and Padelford Family Burying Ground, near Elliot's Corner, in the woods on Mr. L.W. King's estate, Taunton
GR47 Private burying ground, south of Stevens Street, on the west side of County Street, Taunton
GR48 A small cemetery, opposite the junction of Railraod Avenue and South Street, North Dighton
GR49 Lincoln Family Burying Ground, Davis Street, near Shores Street, Taunton
GR50 Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Broadway, corner of Washington Street, Taunton
GR51 One gravestone, lying flat, on the Soper farm, Williams Street, immediately in the rear of the County Street Schoolhouse, Taunton
GR52 From a record of gravestones in the old burial grounds of the Precinct Congregational Society of Lakeville and Taunton, published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 8
GR53 Two stones on Ox-Box Farm, owned by Walter C. Baylies, Williams Street, Taunton
GR54 A small family burying ground in the woods west from Richmond Street and nearly opposite the residence of Franck C. Robinson, Taunton
GR55 A small family burying ground in the woods about one-third of a mile north of Rocky Woods Street, about opposite Range Avenue, Taunton
PRIVATE RECORDS
(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 From an account book of Edmund Williams, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR2 From the Bradford Rose Bible, in the possesson (1911) of Miss I.A. Blake of New Brunswick, NJ
PR3 From a Blake family record, in the possesson (1911) of Amasa E. Blake of Taunton
PR4 From a Reed Bible, in the possesson (1911) of Mrs. Eben A. Hall of Greenfield
PR5 From a Tisdale-Lincoln Bible, in the possesson (1911) of Mrs. Eben A. Hall of Greenfield
PR6 From the Benjamin Lincoln Bible, in the possesson (1911) of Mrs. Eben A. Hall of Greenfield
PR7 From Original papers, in the possesson (1911) of Edward Seaver of Taunton
PR8 From an original record of the Macomber family, in the possession (1905) of Miss Alice Hamlen Macomber of Augusta, ME
PR9 From an original record of the family of Joseph Macomber (son of John), in the possession (1905) of Miss Alice Hamlen Macomber of Augusta, ME
PR10 From the Abiel Macomber Bible, in the possession (1905) of Charles F. Paul of Berkely
PR11 From an Edward Blake family record, in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
PR12 From te James Dean Bible as published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 59
PR13 From the Walter Dean Bible as published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 59
PR14 From a note as published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 60
PR15 From a copy of a list of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus, in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
PR16 From gravestone records copied by Otis Allen of Mansfield, in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
PR17 From the Abiel Dean Bible, in the possession (1927) of Ralph E. Washburn of Marion
PR18 From the Walker Baker bible, in the possession (1927) of Mrs. E. Frank Baker of Taunton
PR19 From the Seth Paul bible, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR20 From the Dier Pratt Bible, in the possession (1927) of Miss Zilpha Chase of Taunton
PR21 From an account book of Thomas Leonard containing marriages from 1684 to 1713, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR22 From a journal of deaths begun by Nathaniel Leonard with 1793 and continued by his son Lemuel in 1848, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR23 From an account book of goods sold from a peddler's wagon, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR24 From a record of deaths kept by a Lemuel Leonard, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR25 From the marriage records of three Justics of the Peace, James Williams, his son Brig. Gen. James Williams, and his son Alfred Williams, 1737 to 1837, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR26 From a torn fragment relating to the Burt family, in the possession (1928) of Walter Kendall Watkins of Wakefield
PR27 From a record book of the Rev. Thomas Clap, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR28 From an old record book by John godfrey and George Godfrey, both Justices of the Peace, in the possession (1928) of Charles Godfrey Washburn of Taunton
PR29 From a photographed copy of a Soper family Bible record, in the possession of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
PR30 From a photograph of a Soper-Pauli marriage certificate in the possession of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
PR31 From the William Seaver Bible, in the possession (1911) of Edward Seaver of Taunton
PR32 From a Blake family record, in the possession (1928) of Walter Kendall Watkins of Wakefield
PR33 From the John Pipon Bible, in the possession of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton
PR34 From an embroidered mourning picture, in the possession (1928) of Francis Apthorp Foster of Vineyard Haven
PR35 From a sampler, in the possession (1928) of Francis Apthorp Foster of vineyard Haven. the additions in brackets were supplied by Mr. Foster
PR36 From the bible of Mrs. Elizabeth L. Padelford, in the possession (1928) of Francis Apthorp Foster of Vineyard Haven
PR37 From the Thomas Leonard Bible as published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 32

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