Pownal Marriages Prior to 1850

Bennington County, Vermont
 
 



Note on Sources:

        These Pownal Marriage Records were prepared and submitted by Colleen Johnson of Bountiful, Utah.

        The records were taken from a book of Pownal Vermont Marriages in the Salt Lake Family History Library.  They had been extracted from the Berkshire Gen Notes #3 Dec 1941 in which Elmer I. Shepard, Williamstown, Ma. related: "Seeking records of marriages of Williamstown persons in the adjoining town of Pownal, Vt., I found that local marriages were greatly outnumbered by those where one or both of the parties came from neighboring town, particularly from Western Ma. It seemed desirable to make these records more available."

        Colleen has arranged these Pownal marriages by place of residence, first Pownal and other Vt. towns, then Ma., NY, and other states. The records copied are in Books #1, & #2 of the Pownal Town Records which are well preserved in the Town Office in Pownal Center.

        Colleen writes that she is indebted to Mr. William B. Browne of Adams, Ma for the use of a copy which he had made of the earlier records in Book #1.

        While the spelling of names is usually kept as in the record, this is not done where the vararies of the spelling by the Town Clerk or other person making the record would cause persons evidently of the same family to be separated in the alphabetical arrangement.  In such case the most usual spelling is given. 

        A number of marriages were entered in two places and in some cases with differing data.  In places where it is impossible to be sure of the record, a "?" follows the doubtful name or data.  An ommission in the record is shown by a "-" 

        Where the residence of the second party is not given, it is the same as that of the first.  Where the record gives no place of residence it was assumed to be Pownal.  This may be wrong particularly where the residence of the bride may also have been intended for the groom but the word "both" ommitted by mistake, and therefore it is suggested that a particular name be looked for under Pownal as well as under the known residence.

Pownal Marriages
 A ~ B

Pownal Marriages
 C

Pownal Marriages
 D ~ E

Pownal Marriages
 F ~ G

Pownal Marriages
 H ~ K

Pownal Marriages
 L ~ O

Pownal Marriages
 P ~ R

Pownal Marriages
 S ~ Z


Miscellaneous Marriages with 
Pownal Connections Part 1
 

Miscellaneous Marriages with 
Pownal Connections Part 2