EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerk; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. 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. Parenetheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
When places other than Stoneham 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. Double dating is used when 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.

ABBREVIATIONS
a age h husband; hour
abt about inf infant
b born int intention of marriage
bef before jr junior
bet between m male; married; month
bp baptized rec recorded
bur buried s son
ch child sr senior
chn children TC Town Copy
Co county unm unmarried
d daughter; day; died w wife; week
Dea deacon wid widow
dep deposition widr widower
dup duplicate y year

CHURCH RECORDS
CR Congregational Church

CEMETERY RECORDS
GR1 Old Burying Ground
GR2 Lindenwood Cemetery

PRIVATE RECORDS
(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 Copy of church records made by Wilton F. Bucknam
PR2 Undertaker's record kept by Edward Bucknam now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR3 Bible record of Jesse Dike, now in possession of Miss C.E. Dike
PR4 Copy of Bible record of Jonathan Hay, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR5 Bible record now in possession of Charles C. Dike
PR6 Family record of Robert Barnes, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR7 Copy of Bible record of James Hadley, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR8 Copy of Bible record of Ebenezer Bucknam, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR9 Copy of Bible record of Lt. John Bucknam, jr., now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR10 Copy of Bible record of Nathan Willey, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR11 Copy of Bible record of Joseph Bryant, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR12 Family record of Asahel P. Bucknam, now in possession of Mrs. Amanda J. Green of Woburn
PR13 Copy of family record of Darius Stevens, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR14 Copy of Bible record of Lt. John Bucknam, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR15 Copy of Bible record of John Gerry, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR16 Copy of family record of Jonathan Green, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR17 Copy of record in Jacob Green's writing book, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR18 Copy of family record of Capt. Peter Hay, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR19 Copy of Bible record of Col. Elbridge Gerry, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR20 Copy of Bible record of Asa C. Butterfield, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR21 Copy of family record of Nehemiah Allen, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR22 Copy of family record of John H. Wright, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR23 Copy of family record of Caleb Richardson, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR24 Copy of family record of Elias P. Bryant, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR25 Copy of family record of Daniel Lynde, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR26 Copy of family record of Jabex Lynde, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR27 Copy of family record of Warren Sweetser, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR28 Copy of family record of David Gerry, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR29 Copy of Bible record of John May, now in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam
PR30 Bible record of Daniel Gould, now in possession of Mrs. Alice V. Tilton of Wakefield
PR31 Bible record of Dr. William F. Stevens, now in possession of William B. Stevens
PR32 Bible record of Rev. John H. Stevens, now in possession of William B. Stevens
PR33 Copy of records in possession of Wilton F. Bucknam.


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