Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 – vol 2

This is Volume 2 of the Abington, Massachusetts vital records book which contains the known marriages and deaths in Abington up to the year 1850. If you need to look at the births recorded please see volume 1. The town of Abington, Plymouth County, was established 10 June 1712 from a part of Bridgewater and certain lands adjoining. On 14 June 1727, part was included in the new town of Hanover. On 31 March 1847, bounds between Abington and Weymouth were established. It’s important that you recognize that your ancestors could have lived on the same farm and been in multiple jurisdictions over their life. Please check those other town records if you cannot find the record in Abington.

The records researched to create this set of vital records goes far beyond the town records. 19 cemeteries were searched (important for gravesites that may no longer have a gravestone marker!) and 5 church records (so some of the births are recorded as baptisms). There were also 51 Private records of which 47 were family Bibles, 1 was a framed family record, 2 were just listed as a “record” and the final private record was the Pauper Register for Abington. They’re all listed further down the page below the digital book.

Black families who were recorded and known are listed separately at the rear of the book and often were often recorded only by their given name.

This book is separated into two section, the first contains the marriages in alphabetical order, the second contains the deaths in alphabetical order. Some of the death records came from gravestone records of the early 1900s. The fact somebody is buried in a locality does not portend that they had died there. You can read or download the book from the Digital Book section below.


  • When places other than Abington and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
  • In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records or to harmonize conflicting names or dates.
  • The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
  • Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
  • 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. Parentheses are used to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to to separate clauses in the original text — such as the birthplace of a parent in late records.

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Surnames Mentioned

The following surnames can be found alphabetically in this book. Make sure to check each alternate spelling for records!

Adams, Additon, Adkins, Agar, Ager, Aiers, Air, Alden, Alger, Algier, Allen, Ames, Andrews, Angan, Appleton, Appling, Arnold, Ashley, Ashman, Asken, Askin, Askins, Atkins, Attwood, Atwell, Atwood, Aulden, Axtell, Ayars, Ayer, Bacon, Bailey, Baird, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Ballard, Ballou, Barce, Bard, Barker, Barnes, Barrel, Barrell, Barril, Barrows, Barry, Barstow, Bartlet, Bartlett, Barton, Bass, Bate, Bates, Bats, Battles, Bayley, Beal, Beales, Beals, Bean, Bearce, Beat, Belcher, Bell, Benet, Benner, Bennet, Bennett, Bennett Bennet, Benson, Berker, Berry, Berstow, Bert, Bessy, Beverly, Bickford, Bicknel, Bicknell, Bigelow, Birrel, Birrell, Bisbe, Bisbee, Bisbey, Black, Blaisdell, Blake, Blanchard, Blancher, Blancherd, Blaney, Blasdell, Bly, Bolldery, Bonney, Bonny, Boothby, Bootman, Boston, Bosworth, Bouker, Bourne, Bowen, Bowin, Bowker, Bowlen, Bradbury, Bradley, Bradshaw, Bresnaham, Brett, Brewer, Brewster, Brigg, Briggs, Brigham, Brimhall, Briscow, Britton, Brooks, Brown, Browne, Bryant, Buck, Bukar, Buker, Bullard, Burgess, Burill, Burnap, Burnham, Burns, Burrel, Burrell, Burril, Burrill, Burrull, Byram, Byrum, Cable, Cain, Calkins, Canterbury, Capen, Carey, Carford, Carleton, Carlton, Carn, Carr, Carry, Carter, Carver, Cary, Caswell, Chaird, Chamberlain, Chamberlin, Champney, Chandler, Chapman, Chard, Charde, Chase, Cheesman, Cheessman, Cheney, Chesman, Chessman, Childs, Chubbuck, Chubuck, Church, Churchell, Churchill, Cimbel, Clap, Clapp, Clark, Clarke, Clerk, Cleverly, Clift, Clifton, Clinton, Coates, Cob, Coback, Cobb, Cobbett, Cobeck, Cobek, Coburn, Coburne, Cocks, Codman, Coffe, Colburn, Cole, Collier, Collins, Colsen, Colson, Conant, Conroy, Converse, Cook, Cooke, Coolidge, Copeland, Corbett, Corkins, Cornwell, Corthal, Corthel, Corthell, Coughlan, Couglan, Cougland, Cousins, Cox, Cozens, Crane, Crocker, Crockett, Crooker, Culver, Cummings, Cunnyham, Currier, Curtes, Curtis, Cushing, Cushman, Dailey, Daley, Dalrymple, Dalton, Dammon, Dammons, Damon, Daniels, Darby, Darling, Daves, Davis, Dawes, Daws, Day, Dean, Deane, Delano, Delanoe, Denley, Dennison, Derby, Dethick, Deverux, Dewitt, Dexter, Dike, Dill, Dillingham, Dingley, Dixon, Doble, Dodg, Dodge, Donaghue, Donaldson, Donnehue, Dornen, Dorren, Doten, Dotty, Doty, Downs, Drake, Draper, Drayton, Drew, Dunback, Dunbar, Dunber, Duncan, Dunham, Dunlap, Dunn, Duress, Durgin, Dwight, Dwire, Dwite, Dyer, Dyke, Eager, Eames, Eaton, Edmanston, Edson, Eells, Elles, Ellingwood, Ellinwood, Ellis, Elms, Emery, Erskens, Erskin, Erskine, Ersking, Erskins, Estes, Estis, Evans, Everson, Ewell, Ewer, Fairbanks, Faloone, Farley, Farnum, Farrar, Farrow, Faunce, Faxon, Faxson, Feld, Feltis, Felton, Fenno, Field, Fielding, Filloon, Fish, Fisher, Fisk, Fitzgerald, Fitzimons, Floyd, Fly, Forbes, Ford, Forde, Forrest, Foster, Fowls, Francis, Franklin, Franklyn, Freeman, French, Frissell, Frost, Fulington, Fullarton, Fuller, Fullerton, Fullington, Gage, Gallagher, Gallison, Gannet, Gannett, Garatt, Gardener, Gardiner, Gardner, Garnet, Garnett, Garrett, Gary, Gaskill, Gegenheimer, Genet, George, Geyer, Gibbs, Giger, Gilbert, Gillmor, Gilman, Gilson, Glazur, Gleason, Glide, Gloid, Glover, Gloyd, Gloyde, Glyde, Goddard, Goldthwait, Gooch, Goodnow, Goodridge, Goodwin, Goould, Gorham, Gorner, Gould, Gouldthrait, Gowell, Graves, Green, Grennell, Griffen, Griggs, Grinnell, Groce, Groose, Gross, Grover, Guilbride, Gurney, Haden, Hale, Hall, Hallet, Hamblin, Hamburg, Hamlen, Hammon, Hammond, Hanasay, Hanks, Hannum, Hanson, Harden, Hardin, Harding, Hardwick, Harlow, Harries, Harrington, Harris, Harry, Hart, Hartwell, Harvey, Haskins, Hatch, Hathaway, Hatheway, Hawes, Hayden, Hayes, Haynes, Hayward, Healey, Healy, Hearcy, Heard, Hearsey, Hearsy, Heath, Hennesey, Herrick, Herring, Hersery, Hersey, Hersy, Hewins, Hickey, Hill, Hines, Hing, Hitchcock, Hobard, Hobart, Hobbart, Hobert, Holbrook, Holden, Holles, Hollis, Holmes, Holt, Hoocker, Hooker, Hooper, Hopkins, Horton, Hosken, Hough, House, Hovey, How, Howard, Howe, Howes, Howland, Hoxie, Hubbard, Hugens, Humble, Humphrey, Humphry, Hunt, Hurd, Hutchinson, Hyland, Hyslop, Irish, Jack, Jackman, Jackson, Jacob, Jacobs, Jacson, Jay, Jeffers, Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jenkens, Jenkins, Jennings, Jennins, Johnson, Joice, Jonas, Jones, Jorden, Jorslen, Joselen, Joshlyn, Joslen, Joslin, Joslyn, Josselyn, Josslen, Josslin, Josslyn, Joy, Joyce, Julyer, Kean, Keen, Keene, Kegin, Keith, Kelly, Kenney, Kielder, Kimball, King, Kingman, Kingsley, Kinney, Kittrell, Knapp, Ladd, Laine, Lama, Lamb, Lambert, Lampkins, Lane, Lang, Langley, Larchell, Larkin, Larnard, Larned, Larrance, Latham, Lawrence, Lazel, Lazell, Le Clerq, Leach, Leavett, Leavit, Leavitt, Lenfield, Lenon, Leonard, Levett, Levitt, Lewis, Lincoln, Lincolne, Lindsay, Lindsey, Linfield, Linnell, Linsfield, Liscom, Litch, Litchfield, Little, Littlefield, Livingstone, Locke, Lonergan, Long, Loring, Loud, Loude, Louden, Lovel, Lovell, Lovewell, Lovil, Lovis, Low, Lowed, Lucas, Ludwig, Lusarder, Lyon, Lyons, Macomber, Madden, Magoun, Magwon, Makepeace, Maloy, Man, Manfield, Mann, Mansail, Mansfield, Marsh, Marshall, Marvel, Mason, Mathews, Matthews, May, Mayhew, McCarthy, McCollins, McConihe, McCormick, McIntosh, McKenney, McKensie, McRaith, McRow, Meech, Melvin, Merill, Meritt, Merrill, Merritt, Meserve, Millet, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, More, Morey, Morison, Morrell, Morris, Morrison, Morse, Morton, Moulton, Murphy, Murray, Myers, Nash, Nedd, Newcomb, Newell, Newhall, Nichols, Nickerson, Niels, Niles, Norton, Nottage, Noyes, Noys, Noyse, Nummuck, Nye, O’brien, Oldham, Oliver, Orcut, Orcutt, Orkut, Orkutt, Osborn, Osbourn, Osbourne, Otis, Packanet, Packard, Pacord, Page, Pain, Paine, Palmer, Park, Parker, Parkman, Parsons, Partridge, Patten, Payn, Payne, Peabody, Peaks, Peare, Pearson, Peck, Pedmon, Pennaman, Pennamin, Penneman, Penniman, Perkins, Perry, Peters, Peterson, Petingell, Petingill, Pettingail, Pettingale, Pettingell, Philips, Phillips, Phiney, Pierce, Pilsbury, Polden, Pollard, Pool, Poole, Pope, Porter, Porton, Powars, Powers, Prat, Pratt, Prouty, Pudney, Puffer, Pulling, Putney, Quindley, Radcliff, Rainsfeld, Rainsferd, Rainsford, Ramsdal, Ramsdale, Ramsdall, Ramsdel, Ramsdell, Rand, Randal, Randale, Randall, Randell, Randol, Ransford, Raymond, Rayn, Raynolds, Read, Reccord, Rechards, Reed, Reid, Remington, Repley, Reynolds, Ricards, Rice, Richard, Richards, Richardson, Richman, Richmond, Rider, Ridlington, Ridlon, Ring, Ripley, Roarty, Robbins, Roberson, Roberts, Robinson, Rochefort, Rochfort, Roe, Rogass, Rogers, Rollins, Rosaria, Rose, Ross, Rouark, Rowe, Rowell, Rowsel, Runells, Runels, Rush, Russ, Russel, Russell, Rust, Ryder, Ryerson, Sampson, Samson, Sanborn, Sanburn, Sandorn, Sanford, Sargent, Saunders, Savery, Savory, Sawin, Sawtell, Sawyer, Scott, Seamor, Sears, Seaver, Sewell, Seymour, Sharp, Sharpe, Shattuck, Shaw, Shed, Shedd, Sheldon, Shephard, Sherman, Sherwin, Shores, Short, Shurtleff, Sime, Simmons, Simonds, Simpson, Small, Smith, Snell, Snow, Solomon, Sommers, Soper, Soul, Soule, Southard, Southgate, Southward, Southworth, Spear, Spinney, Spooner, Sprage, Sprague, Sprowl, Stacy, Stadson, Standish, Staples, Steel, Stephens, Stetson, Stevens, Steward, Stitson, Stockbridge, Stodard, Stoddard, Stodder, Stodderd, Stoder, Stoel, Stollard, Story, Stowel, Stowell, Stranger, Streeter, Stubbert, Stubbs, Studley, Sturdefand, Sturtevant, Sturtifant, Stutson, Sullivan, Swain, Swan, Sylvester, Symmes, Symms, Symmys, Talbot, Taylor, Teague, Terril, Terrill, Terry, Thaxter, Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, Thomson, Thurlow, Thurston, Ticknor, Tilden, Tillson, Tirrel, Tirrell, Tirril, Tirrill, Tolman, Tompson, Tomson, Tore, Torey, Torrence, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Totman, Tower, Towle, Townsend, Trask, Traverlor, Tribou, Trow, Truett, Trufant, Truphant, Tucker, Turner, Tuttle, Tylor, Underhay, Vaughan, Vaughn, Veazie, Veller, Vesper, Viles, Vinal, Vinall, Vinging, Vining, Vinson, Vinton, Wade, Waide, Waldron, Wales, Walker, Wall, Ward, Warren, Washburn, Waterhouse, Waterman, Waters, Webquish, Webster, Weeks, Weld, Welks, Wells, Wesson, West, Wetherbee, Wetherel, Weymouth, Whalburn, Wheat, Wheeler, Wheten, Whitcomb, Whitcombe, White, Whiten, Whiting, Whitman, Whitmarch, Whitmarsh, Whitmash, Whiton, Whittemore, Whitten, Whittier, Whitting, Wilber, Wilbur, Wild, Wilder, Wilds, Wile, Wiles, Wilk, Wilkes, Wilkins, Wilks, Willet, Willett, Willey, Williams, Willis, Windsor, Winnet, Winslow, Winsor, Wise, Witherell, Withington, Witmarsh, Wood, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woods, Worcester, Wright, Wyman, Yale, York, and Young.

Sources Cited and Other Abbreviations

These abbreviations and sources were for both volumes of Abington records.

a. — age
abt. — about
b. — born
bp. — baptized
bur. — buried
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co — county
C.R.1 — church record, First Church of Abington
C.R.2 — church record, Second Church of Christ in Abington
C.R.3 — church record, Third Church of Christ in Abington, now Rockland
C.R.4 — church record, Fourth Congregational Church in Abington
C.R.5 — church record, First Baptist Church of Christ in Abington
d — daughter; died; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
G.R.1 — gravestone record, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington
G.R.2 — gravestone record, Maplewood Cemetery, Webster Street, Rockland
G.R.3 — gravestone record, Abiah Reed Cemetery, Spring Street, Rockland
G.R.4 — gravestone record, Samuel Reed Cemetery, near Reed’s Pond, Rockland
G.R.5 — gravestone record, Old Cemetery, Liberty Street, Rockland
G.R.6 — gravestone record, Lane Cemetery, Rockland
G.R.7 — gravestone record, Wilkes Cemetery, Rockland
G.R.8 — gravestone record, Beal Cemetery, Webster Street, Rockland
G.R.9 — gravestone record, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Liberty Street, Rockland
G.R.10 — gravestone record, High Street Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.11 — gravestone record, Small Pox Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.12 — gravestone record, Mount Zion Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.13 — gravestone record, Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman
G.R.14 — gravestone record, Old Cemetery, near Church, Washington Street, Abington
G.R.15 — gravestone record, Stones on north side of Beech Hill, Rockland, said to have been victims of small pox
G.R.16 — gravestone record, Old Cemetery in Abington, in pine grove west of track between Abington and North Abington
G.R.17 — gravestone record, West Abington Cemetery
G.R.18 — gravestone record, Cobb Family Burying Ground, West Abington
G.R.19 — gravestone record, The Plain Cemetery, West Abington
h. — husband
hrs. — hours
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — married; month
min. — minutes
P.R.1 — From the William Nash Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Frederick A. Ramsdell of Whitman
P.R.2 — From the Cyrus Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Seth P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.3 — From the Shaw family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Clara N. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.4 — From the George H. Bates Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Susan Bates of Whitman
P.R.5 — From a private record, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Edes of Whitman
P.R.6 — From the Asaph Peterson Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Benjamin Peterson of Whitman
P.R.7 — From the Seth Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Edward P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.8 — From the Almon Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Edward P. Gurney of Whitman
P.R.9 — From a Reed family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Quincy Reed of Whitman
P.R.10 — From a Cook family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of George D. Cook of Whitman
P.R.11 — From the David Bates Bible, now [1912] in the possession of George H. Bates of Whitman
P.R.12 — From the Stephen Thomspons Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Andrew W. Thompson of Whitman
P.R.13 — From a framed family record, now [1912] in the possession of Fran Barnes of Whitman
P.R.14 — From the J.W. Osborne Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Lucy E. Osborne of Whitman
P.R.15 — From the Phillip Reed Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Lucy Osborne of Whitman
P.R.16 — From the Ephraim Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Kate Weston of Whitman
P.R.17 — From the Josiah Richmond Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Walter W. Richmond of Whitman
P.R.18 — From the Edward Loring Dyer Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Dr. E. Alden Dyer of Whitman
P.R.19 — From the Christopher Dyer Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Dr. E. Alden Dyer of Whitman
P.R.20 — From the Jason Hersey Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Margaret Hersey of Whitman
P.R.21 — From the Ephraim Sturtevant Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Lucy Clara Nash of Abington
P.R.22 — From the Micah Nash Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Gridley T. Nash of Abington
P.R.23 — From the Lebbeus Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.24 — From the Thankful Reed Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.25 — From the Jacob Fullarton Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss H.M. Reed of Whitman
P.R.26 — From the Asaph T. Peterson Bible, now [1912] in the possession of James Walter Soule of Meriden, CT
P.R.27 — From the Samuel Norton Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Mary Packard of Whitman
P.R.28 — From the Edwin Edes Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Mary E. Edes of Whitman
P.R.29 — From the Nahum Reed Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Nahum Reed of Whitman
P.R.30 — From the Robert Cook Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Lucius Cook of Whitman
P.R.31 — From a record now [1912] in the possession of Lucius Cook of Whitman
P.R.32 — From a record now [1912] in the possess ion of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.33 — From a family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.34 — From a family bible, now [1912] in the possession of Joshua S. Smith of Rockland
P.R.35 — From the Bathshua Thompson Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Frank Alger of Rockland
P.R.36 — From a Reed family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Martha Reed of Rockland
P.R.37 — From a Reed family Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Martha Reed of Rockland
P.R.38 — From the Elijah Hobert Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Will E. Hobart of Rockland
P.R.39 — From the Ezekiel Thaxter Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Emma E.T. Whitmarsh of Abington
P.R.40 — From the Noah Poole Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Charles Poole of Whitman
P.R.41 — From the Mrs. Susan Whitman Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Susan A.H. Vining of Whitman
P.R.42 — From the Randall Cooke Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss Harriet B. Cooke of Whitman
P.R.43 — From the Ruth Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Miss M. Annie Harden of Whitman
P.R.44 — From the Nahum Gurney Bible, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Myrtie Torrey of Whitman
P.R.45 — From a record now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Susan A.H. Vining of Whitman
P.R.46 — From a list of Marriages and Deaths in the Union Calvinistick Society, now [1912] in the possession of Mrs. Lucia A. Ryan of Whitman
P.R.47 — From a record of Marriages and Deaths in Abington kept by Mrs. Jane Bates of Abington
P.R.48 — From a record of Deaths in Abington kept by John Nash, with additions by Cyrus Nash
P.R.49 — Pauper Register in Abington
P.R.50 — From the Lawrence Paine Bible, now [1912] in the possession of G. Lawrence Paine, Whitman
P.R.51 — From a Foster bible, now [1912] in the possession of Osborn F. Packard of Rockland
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife; week
wid. — widow
widr. — widower
y. — year


Foster, F. Apthorp, editor; Vital Records of Abington Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume II – Marriages and Deaths; Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912.

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