Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 1: Births - Henry Edwards Scott, ed.. This Plymouth County town was first created from public lands on 4 June 1686. A portion of the town was included in the new town of Wareham on 10 July 1739, and another piece was annexed to Fairhaven on 9 April 1836. Subsequent to the date of these records, additional parts of the town were taken in the creation of Marion and Mattapoisett in 1853 and 1857, respectively.
This two-volume series of births (Volume I), and, marriages and deaths (Volume II) was compiled from town records, church records, cemetery inscriptions, returns to the County Court, and some Bible and other private records. The data is arranged alphabetically with marriages and marriage intentions listed under both bride and groom. This is a major reference for eastern Massachusetts.
(1914, 1991), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 318 pp.