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Early Vital Records of Monson

Source: Sprague's Journal of Maine History, vol. 1 (Dover, Me., 1913).

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Vital Statistics
From the Early Records of the Town of Monson, Maine
Copy of Original Records
Births and deaths which have happened in the famely of Solomom Cushman and Harriet his wife, who were married in the town of Rumford, County of Oxford, State of Maine, by Rev. Daniel Gould July 4th, 1821. Solomom Cushman, born June 22d, 1796. Harriet Adams, his wife, born August 30th, 1800. Mary Ann Cushman, born in Hebron, May 5th, 1823. Samuel Dorr Cushman, born in Hebron, February 10th, 1825. Solomon Francis Cushman, born November 18th, 1826. Charles Adams Cushman, born May 21st, A. D. 1829.

Bearths and deaths which have happened in the famely of Chauncey S. Colton, and Emily H. Colton, his wife. Chauncey S. Colton, born Sept. 21st, 1800 in the State of Pennsylvania, County of Luzerne, town of Springfield. Emily H. McClanathan, wife of Chauncey S. Colton, born May 19th, 1807, in the State of Mass. County of Worster, Town of Hubbardstown. Harriet S. Colton, born November 13, 1826, in State of Maine, county of Somerset, Town of Monson. Sarah M. Colton, born August 27, 1828, in County of Somerset, State of Maine, Town of Monson.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the family of Andrew Cushman and Anna, his wife, who were married in Hebron in the County of Oxford by V. Stowell, Esq., March 18th. 1804. Bearths. Andrew Cushman, born in Plympton, Mass. August 23, 1773. Anna Nelson, wife of Andrew Cushman, born in Parris, July 27, 1786. Harriet Cushman, born in Falmouth, Feb. 6th, 1805. Alexander Cushman, born in Falmouth, April 27th, 1807. Clement Cushman, born in Hebron August 15th, 1809. Nelson Cushman, born in Hebron, November 1st, 1811. Susan Cushman, born in Hebron, May 25th, 1814. Andrew Cushman, born in Hebron, Nov. 12th, 1816. Ann Cushman, born in Hebron, July 20th, 1819. Charles Cushman, born in Monson, Me, May 7th,


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1823. Erastus Cushman, born in Monson, Me, January 10th, 1827.

Bearths and deaths which happened in the family of Dea. Abel Goodell, and Betsey Newell, his wife, who were married at Wilberryham, Massachusetts, April 19th, 1808, by the Rev. Ezra Witter. Bearths. Abel Goodel. Betsey Goodell, wife of Abel Goodell. Children. Warren Newell Goodel was born at Monson, Massachusetts, Feby. 24th, 1809. Betsey Goodel was born Jany 27th, 1811. Marilla Goodell was born February 24th, 1813. Abel Edward Goodell was born April 21st, 1815. Nancy Emeline Goodell was born April 16th, 1818. Olive Frances Goodell was born at Harmony (Me) October 5th, 1821. Lucinda Newell Goodell was born at Monson, Maine, October, 20th, 1824. Caroline Maria Goodell was born Jany 30th, 1827.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the famely of Austin Newell and Mary, his wife, who were married in January the 21st, 1822. Bearths. Austin Newell was born in the Town of Monson, Massachusetts, October 17th, 1799. Mary Newell, wife of Austin Newell, was born in Mass. in the Month of October 30th, 1799. Mary Frances Newell was born in Monson (Me) April 19th, 1823. William Emerson Newell was born February 13th, 1825. Martha Burt Newell was born Nov. 5th, 1826.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the famely of Joseph Barrett and Bethiah, his wife. Bearths. Joseph Barrett, born May 10th, A. D. 1779. Bethiah Rowe, wife of Joseph Barrett, born Feby. 12th, 1775. Delphina Barrett, born in Sumner, Feby. 1st, 1802. Alexander Barrett, born June 26th, 1803. Alvena Barrett, born September 30th, 1805. Horatio Barrett, born Sept. 11th, 1806. Ruth Wright Barrett, born May 20th, 1808. James Medison Barrett, born Nov. 28th, 1809. Martha Heald Barrett, born March 2d, 1811. Augusta Jane Barrett, born May 17th, 1812. Algernon Sidney Barrett, born March 21st. 1814. Stephen Decatur Barrett, born August 15th, 1815. Mary Ann Barrett, born March 29th, 1817. Deaths. Mary Ann Barrett, Died November 3d, 1818.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the famely of Isaac Tyler and Ruby, his wife. Bearths. Isaac Tyler, born in Gloucester, Mass, December 25th, 1789. Ruby Nelson, wife of


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Isaac Tyler, born in N. Gloucester, April 1st, 1797. Amos Horn Barbour born in Ripley (Me) January 23d, 1824. Took the name of Amory Huntington Tyler by an act of the Legislature of Maine, Feby. 1828, being then an Adopted child to said Tyler.


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Bearths and deaths which have happened in the family of Benj. Toben and Thirza, his wife.

Births.
Benjamin Toben, born at Buckfield March 14th, 1792. Thirza Toben, wife of Benjamin Toben, born at Hartford, Feby 14th, 1797. Eliza Harriet Tobin, born at Hartford, July 2d, 1819. Benjamin Franklin Toben, born at Turner March 13th, 1820. Charles Toben, born at Hartford December 6th, 1821. Benjamin Franklin Toben, born at Monson, Sept. 14th, 1824. Mary Wilton, born Feby 3, 1827. Axel Dearborn, born June 16th, 1829.


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Deaths.
Benjamin Franklin Tobin, Died at Hartford July 10th, 1822.

Births and Deaths which happened in the family of Samuel Thomas, Jr., and Mariah, his wife.

Bearths.
Samuel Thomas, Jr., born March 29, 1805. Mariah Thomas, wife of Saml. Thomas, Jr., born Sept. 20th, 1805. Betsey C. Thomas, born June 22d. 1828.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the family of Abel Jewett and Abigail, his wife.

Births.
Abel Jewett born October 22, A. D. 1802. Abigail Jewett, wife of Abel Jewett, born December 9th, 1803. William Allen Jewett, born October 28th, 1827. David Frankling Jewett, born August 2d, 1829.

Bearths and Deaths which have happened in the family of Thomas Towns and Anna, his wife.

Births.
Thomas Townes born at North Yarmouth, County of Cumberland, then District of Main, January 14th, 1788. Anna Parsons, wife of Thomas Towns, born at Hartford, County of Oxford, State of Maine, March 12th. A. D. 1794. Sylvina Towns, born January 2d, A. D. 1812. Francisco Fernando Towns, born July 22d, A. D. 1813. James Madison Towns, born April 19th, A. D. 1815. Nancy Towns was born July 18th, 1817. Harriet Towns was born February 13, A. D. 1820. Irene Emery Towns was born June 29th, A. D. 1822. Henry Parsons Towns, born Feby. 23rd, A. D. 1824. Simeon Hall Towns was born June 15th, A. D. 1826. Wm. Penn Towns was born Jany. 29th, A. D. 1828. All of the above children born in Hartford.

Births.
Marshall Safford, Son of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, was born November 15th, 1819. Sydney Jones, son of Amos and Dorcas Atkinson, was born May 15th, 1822. Stephen Safford, son of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, born May 23d. 1825. Alexander Greenwoods, son of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, born April 15,


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1828. Amos Greenleaf, son of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, born April 15, 1828. Celia Ann, Daughter of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, born March 11, 1830. Sarah Jane, Daughter of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, born Jany. 6th, 1834.

Deaths.
Marshall Safford, son of Amos & Dorcas Atkinson, died January 17th, 1820. Aged two months & two days.

Births
of the children of Charles V. Ames.
Ebeneze D. Ames Born Dec. 20, 1824. Jane G. Ames born February 13, 1827. Addeson M. Ames, Born Nov. 14, 1828, in Blanchard. Mehituble J. Ames, Born Oct. 29, 1830, in Blanchard. Dorcas D. Ames, Born Aug. 1832, in Monson. Phineas Ames Born Sept. 7. 1834, in Monson. Susannah D. Ames, Born Feb. 15, 1837, in Monson. Louis S. Ames, Born Feb. 15, 1839 in Monson. A true record Attest P. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Births.
Anne Olive, daughter of Cornelius & Anne Barrows, was **** August 26th, 1823. Amanda, daughter of William and Betsey Bowker, was born Sept. 24th, 1824. Cornelius Albert, son of Cornelius and Anne Barrows, was born August 23d, 1826. John Stewart, son of Cornelius and Anne Barrows, born December 20th, 1824. William Emerson, son of William and Betsey Bowker, born Apl. 15th, 1829. Sarah Frances, daughter of Horatio & Abigail Barrett, born March 2nd, 1830.

Deaths.
Cyrus Bray died November 27th, 1831, A. 28 years. Died. Sarah Frances, Daughter of Horatio & Abigail Barrett, August 94, 1833, A. 3 years, 5 months.

Births.
Lydia Maria, daughter of Wm. & Elizabeth Bowker, born February 8th, 1831. Mary Colton, daughter of Joseph & Sophronia Booth, born April 24th, 1830. Edwin, Son of Joseph & Sophronia Booth, born November 27th, 1832. Emily Shaw, Daughter of Joseph & Sophronia Booth, was born Nov. 8, 1834.


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Alfred E., Son of Joseph & Sophronia Booth, born Jan. 14, 1839. A true Record. Attest P. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Stilman, Son of Solomon Bray, Jr., & Sybil Bray born April 21, 1840. William Henry, Son of Daniel & Mary Briggs, born August 21st, 1848. Attest. E. Flint, Town Clerk.

Births.
Sumner, Son of Solomon, Junr. & Sybil Bray, was born 19 Nov. 1833. Lydia Emily, Daughter of Freeman & Martilla Bray, born Oct. 13, 1828. Henry Freeman, Son of Freeman & Martilla Bray, was born Oct. 24th, 1831. Melissa Ann, Daughter of Freeman & Martilla Bray, was born Oct. 6th, 1835. Cyrus, Son of Solomon, Jr., & Sibbyl Bray, Born April 22, 1836. A true Record, Attest. P. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Howard, Son of Solomon, Junr. & Sibbyl Bray, Born April 21, 1838. A true Record. Attest. P. H. Rice. Town Clerk.

Births.
Thomas Barns, Son of Joshua & Lovisa Buck, Born Nov. 5, 1824. Mary Louisa, Daughter of Joshua & Lovisa Buck, Born Aug. 14, 1827. Sarah Lovisa, Daughter of Joshua & Lovisa Buck born Oct. 9, 1829. Silas M. Son of Joshua & Lovisa Buck, born Jany. 26, 1832. Francis Hayford, son of Axcil H. & Ann E. Bray, was born July 3, 1842 A true record, Attest. James Bell, Town Clerk.

Deaths.
Died, Silas, Son of Joshua & Lovisa Buck, Feby 15, 1832. Aged 19 years.


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Births.
John Hendrick, son of John & Sarah Baker, was born May 19, 1836.

James B., son of James & C. O. Bell, born February 21, 1838. A true record, Attest. P. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

William H., son of James and C. O. Bell, was born October 9, 1839. A true record, Attest. James Bell, Town Clerk.

Charlotte Ann, daughter of James and C. O. Bell was born March 14, 1843.

Mary Caroline, daughter of James & C. O. Bell, was born March 4, 1845. A true record, Attest. J. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Deaths.
William H., son of James & C. O. Bell, died May 28, 1840. A true record, Attest. James Bell, Town Clerk.

Births.
Charlotte, daughter of James M. & Abigail Barrett, was born June 15, 1834.

James M., son of James M. & Abigail Barrett, was born April 15, 1839. A true record, Attest. P. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Mary Elzina, daughter of Bradish B. & Elzina C. Brown, born December 17, 1841. Clare Lenia, born March 31, 1843, and Bradish Byron, born December 17, 1844, children of Bradish B. and Elzina C. Brown.

Daniel Edward Briggs, son of Daniel, Jr., & Mary Briggs, born April 19, 1850. A true record, Attest. J. H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Deaths.
Elzina C., wife of Bradish B. Brown, died December 13, 1846.


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Births.
Abigail Ingraham, daughter of Elijah & Anne Mathews, born December 22, 1829. Jonathan, son of Elijah & Ann Mathews, born May 28, 1832. Sarah Mussey, daughter of Elijah & Ann Mathews, born May 20, 1834. George Allen, son of Elijah & Ann Mathews, born April 9, 1836. Edward B., son of Elijah & Ann Mathews, born July 13, 1838. A true record, Attest. T. S. Pullen, Town Clerk.

Maria Chapin was born January 9, 1842 and George Allen, born February 4, 1845. Children of Elijah & Ann Mathews. John H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Deaths.
To the Town Clerk of Monson—
Pitt C. Murry, died August 6, 1851, a resident of said Monson.
Monson, Rec'd, Sept 9, 1853.
Entered and compared with the original by John H. Rice, Town Clerk.

Susanna Mathews, wife of Jonathan Mathews, died at Monson, Me., April 24, 1852.

Jonathan Mathews died at Monson, Maine, February 8, 1858.

Births.
Benjamin, son of Benjamin & Priscilla Collins was born May 14, 1821.

Charles, son of Andrew & Anne Cushman was born May 7, 1823.

Celia, daughter of Calvin & Roxana Colton was born February 13, 1825.

Elvira Anne, daughter of Reuben Cushman born January 19, 1825.

Solomon Francis, son of Solomon & Harriet Cushman, was born Nov. 18, 1826.

Deaths.
Justin Colton died February 12, 1826.    age   years.

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