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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Marion'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Marion'''  
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Marion. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Hanson was the west parish of Pembroke and thus the area was Plymouth Colony in the beginning. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When incorporated, the town was part of Plymouth County where it remains.  
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Hanson was the west parish of [[Pembroke, Massachusetts|Pembroke]] and thus the area was [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] in the beginning. The area was placed in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]] when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the [[Dominion of New England|Dominion of New England]] from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]], though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] in 1691 that became the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]]. When incorporated, the town was part of [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]] where it remains.  
  
 
== Historical Data  ==
 
== Historical Data  ==
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Village or section names include Bird Island, East Marion, Gifford's Corner, Great Hill, Great Neck, Hamlin's Corner, North Marion, Old Landing, Silver Shell, Sippican, and Sprague's Cove.  
 
Village or section names include Bird Island, East Marion, Gifford's Corner, Great Hill, Great Neck, Hamlin's Corner, North Marion, Old Landing, Silver Shell, Sippican, and Sprague's Cove.  
 
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== Vital Records  ==
 
== Vital Records  ==
  
[[Image:{{MAPlyMariMap}}]]The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
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The town's vital records are available in many locations: {{MAPlyMariMap}}
 
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
 
*[http://www.marionma.gov/pages/MarionMA_Clerk/index '''Marion Town Clerk's Office''']<br>2 Spring Street<br>Marion MA 02738<br>Phone 508-748-3502<br>  
 
*[http://www.marionma.gov/pages/MarionMA_Clerk/index '''Marion Town Clerk's Office''']<br>2 Spring Street<br>Marion MA 02738<br>Phone 508-748-3502<br>  
 
*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1852-1905, {{FHL|774082|item|disp=FHL film 2047769}}.  
 
*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1852-1905, {{FHL|774082|item|disp=FHL film 2047769}}.  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1852-1910, on 27 fiche. Part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1852-1910, on 27 fiche. Part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
*Official state copy of vital records started in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
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*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ '''Massachusetts Archives''']<br>220 Morrissey Blvd.<br>Boston MA 02125<br>Phone 617-727-2816<br>Email [mailto:archives@sec.state.ma.us archives@sec.state.ma.us]<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/archrs/hrsidx.htm Hours and Directions]<br> See the [[Massachusetts Vital Records|online guide]] for more information.
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
There are no published vital records for Marion. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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There are no published vital records for Marion. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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== City Directories  ==
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Marion was published in 1903/4, 1907, 1909, 1910/1, 1916, 1919, 1924/5, 1926, 1928-1929, 1934.
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The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html online].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) has none.
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*[http://www.bpl.org/ Boston Public Library] has 1909-1934.
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*[https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library (Salt Lake City)] has 1903/4, 1907, 1910/1, 1916, 1919, 1924/5, 1928-1929 on {{FHL|1130603|item|disp=FHL various film records}}.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#223%7C fold3] ($) has none.
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*[http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library] has 1903/4, 1907, 1910/1, 1916, 1919, 1926.
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*[http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1049414~S0 New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)] ($) has 1907, 1910-1911, 1916, 1919, 1928-1929.
 
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
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<center>'''Adjacent towns: ''Plymouth Co.'': [[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts|Mattapoisett]] | [[Rochester, Massachusetts|Rochester]] | [[Wareham, Massachusetts|Wareham]] | ''Barnstable Co.: '' [[Bourne, Massachusetts|Bourne]] | [[Falmouth, Massachusetts|Falmouth]] | ''Dukes Co.: '' [[Gosnold, Massachusetts|Gosnold]]'''</center><br>{{Towns in Plymouth County in Massachusetts}} <br> <!--Designed by Scott Andrew Bartley in conjunction with the Mass. Wiki Team on 15 May 2012--> </div>  
 
<center>'''Adjacent towns: ''Plymouth Co.'': [[Mattapoisett, Massachusetts|Mattapoisett]] | [[Rochester, Massachusetts|Rochester]] | [[Wareham, Massachusetts|Wareham]] | ''Barnstable Co.: '' [[Bourne, Massachusetts|Bourne]] | [[Falmouth, Massachusetts|Falmouth]] | ''Dukes Co.: '' [[Gosnold, Massachusetts|Gosnold]]'''</center><br>{{Towns in Plymouth County in Massachusetts}} <br> <!--Designed by Scott Andrew Bartley in conjunction with the Mass. Wiki Team on 15 May 2012--> </div>  
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Marion. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.

Contents

Brief History

Hanson was the west parish of Pembroke and thus the area was Plymouth Colony in the beginning. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When incorporated, the town was part of Plymouth County where it remains.

Historical Data

The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series[1] with additions from various sources.

Associated names

Village or section names include Bird Island, East Marion, Gifford's Corner, Great Hill, Great Neck, Hamlin's Corner, North Marion, Old Landing, Silver Shell, Sippican, and Sprague's Cove.

Border changes
Dates Events
14 May 1852 Incorporated as a town from the 4th or South Parish of Rochester (that included the First Church of Rochester).
8 Apr. 1853 Border between Marion and Rochester established.
18 Feb. 1859 Border between Marion and Wareham established.
13 Feb. 1866 Border between Marion and Wareham established.
23 Apr. 1897 Border between Marion and Wareham established.
1 Mar. 1909 Border between Marion and Wareham established.
12 June 1939 Border between Marion and Wareham established.
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Town Histories

Works written on the town include:

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Vital Records

The town's vital records are available in many locations:
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Town of Marion in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Original records
Published records

There are no published vital records for Marion.







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City Directories

Marion was published in 1903/4, 1907, 1909, 1910/1, 1916, 1919, 1924/5, 1926, 1928-1929, 1934.

The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide online.

Other holdings:

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Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Marion. For location of cemeteries, see PlymouthColony website. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.

  1. Blankenship Cemetery, n.d. (A, C)
  2. Evergreen Cemetery, n.d. (D)
  3. Handy's Corner Cemetery, 1797. (B)
  4. Happy Alley / Quaker Cemetery, n.d. (A, D)
  5. Little Neck Cemetery, 18th century. (A, B, D)
  6. Marion Cemetery, 18th century. (B)
  7. North Marion Cemetery, n.d.
  8. Old Landing Cemetery, n.d. (A, D)

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). New England Historic Genealogical Society Manuscripts Dept.
(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 V3.
(C). Daughters of the American Revolution GRC v. 48.
(D). Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, 1914).

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Churches

The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.

  1. Congregational Church [now First Congregational Church of Marion, 1703, records good.
  2. Universalist Church, 1828, records good.
  3. Methodist Episcopal Church, 1866, records good.
  4. Methodist Protestant church, n.d., extinct by 1889 and records unknown [perhaps the church below].
  5. St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 1874.
  6. St. Rita's Rectory, n.d.
  7. Community Baptist Church of Marion, 1992.
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Newspapers

  1. Marion Sentinel, 1984-present.
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Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is a list of research facilities in town:

Elizabeth Taber Library
8 Spring Street
Marion MA 02738
Phone 508-748-1252

Sippican Historical Society
139 Front Street
Box 541
Marion MA 02738
508-748-1116
Email info@sippicanhistoricalsociety.org

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 72. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
Adjacent towns: Plymouth Co.: Mattapoisett | Rochester | Wareham | Barnstable Co.: Bourne | Falmouth | Dukes Co.: Gosnold