Some Vermont Vital Records of the Early 19th Century, 1802-1838

The vital records contained herein were transcribed from index cards found in two drawers of a filing cabinet at the Vermont Historical Society. They consist of items relating to Vermont deaths and marriages in the early part of the 19th century. These records were compiled by John Elliott Bowman from various newspapers, chiefly dated between 1802-1838, with a single reference to a 1796 issue of the Keene, N.H., Rising Sun, and one of the same year to Spooner’s Vermont Journal. It is not clear whether all issues within the various time periods were searched. However, a list of the newspapers from which information was apparently derived, and time spans represented, are as follows:

  • Boston Advertiser, Boston, Mass., 1813 through 1822
  • Boston Record, Boston, Mass., 1819
  • Boston Recorder, Boston, Mass., 1814 through 1838      
  • Columbian Centinel, Boston, Mass., 1817      
  • Freeman’s Press, Montpelier, Vt., 1810 through 1811      
  • Green Mountain Patriot, Peacham, Vt., 1804      
  • Political Observatory, Walpole, N.H., 1803 through 1806      
  • Rising Sun, Keene, N.H., 1796      
  • Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vt., 1802      
  • Salem Register, Salem, Mass., 1802      
  • Spooner’s Vermont Journal, Windsor, Vt., 1796 through 1806      
  • Trumpet & Universalist Magazine, Boston, Mass., 1838      
  • Vermont Chronicle, Westminster, Vt., 1821 through 1827      
  • Vermont Federal Galaxy, Brattleboro, Vt., 1802      
  • Vermont Gazette, Windsor, Vt., 1802      
  • Vermont Republican, Windsor, Vt., 1809 through 1810      
  • Washingtonian, Windsor, Vt., 1811      
  • Windsor Gazette, Windsor, Vt., 1803      
  • Worcester National Aegis, Worcester, Mass., 1802      

Some Vermont Vital Records of the Early 19th Century, John Elliott Bowman

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