Report of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Massachusetts. 1859

Report of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Massachusetts. 1859

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...also occurred prior to the year 1859, when a rise is manifest, In this year, the records give 14,001 American born persons married, and 8,251 foreign born. Of these, 951 of each class intermarried. In 1858, the records gave 12,993 American born persons married, and 7,553 foreign born. Of these, 955 of each class intermarried. The proportions of these in the two years is nearly the same; but the proportion of foreign born in both years is much below that of either of the five preceding years. The numbers of each class are abstracted from the records, and will be found for the entire State, and for each county and town, in Table I. on subsequent pages. An inspection of that table will show that Suffolk is the only county in the State in which the foreign element predominates; and here the purely American to the pure foreign stand nearly in the proportion of four of the former to five of the latter. The city of Boston alone exhibits a still greater preponderance of foreign marriages. In the city of Chelsea, which is in Suffolk county, they have been equal during the last two years. The following table together with the subsequent comments thereon, from the City-Registrar, s Report of Boston, will be found of interest as it relates to the chief city in New England. The foregoing shows very clearly the materials which compose the warp and woof of our population. It is a noticeable fact, that only 263 of the grooms, or 10-60 per cent, of the whole number, were born in Boston; and only 309 of the brides, or 14-87 per cent, of the entire number, were born here. The number of instances in which Boston-born grooms married Boston brides, was only 115, --being only 4-63 per cent, of the whole number. The number of grooms born in the United States more

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