1. When places other than Sharon and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.
4. Marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated 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 the record is bracketed.

a age   m month; married
abt about   prob probably
b born   rec recorded
bp baptized   s son
bur buired   TC Town Copy
ch child   unm unmarried
d daughter; day; died   w wife; week
Dea deacon   wid widow
dup duplicate entry   y year
hrs hours   1st first
inf infant   2d second
int intention   3rd third
Jr junior  

CR1 Orthodox Congregational
CR2 Unitarian Congregational
CR3 Baptist

GR Grave record

(Bibles, Family Records, Etc.)
PR1 Copy made by William R. Mann of record of Rev. Philip Curtis
PR2 Record copied from family bible by William R. Mann

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