Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town of Dennis in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Town Hall[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

485 Main Street,
P O Box 2060
Dennis, MA 02660
Phone: 508-760-6112
Fax: 508-394-8309
Email: tbunce@town.dennis.ma.us
Website

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
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Establishment and former town name(s)[edit | edit source]

North Dennis is same as Dennis.

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997.

19 June 1793: Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.

Archiac name: Nobscusset, Sesuet

Section/Villages within the town: Dennis Port, East Dennis, North Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

12 July 1945:

8 May 1947: Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Dennis and Harwich established.

Neighboring Towns[edit | edit source]

Brewster | Harwich | Yarmouth | Cape Cod Bay to the north, Nantucket Sound to the south

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

All locations in Dennis unless otherwise specifically listed.

  • Cemetery inscriptions of Dennis, Massachusetts FHL
  • B.N. Derick's cemetery records of Dennis, Ma. (part of Mayflower Descendant Legacy) FHL
    If you visit the Family History Library, "If you are using a computer in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, you may use this database by clicking here."

Dennis Village (1794)[edit | edit source]

Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Dennis Union Church "Did not copy the newer part" FHL

Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox[edit | edit source]

corner of Setucket and Airline Sts

Hall Family (1696)[edit | edit source]

Whig St.

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Hall Cemetery FHL

Howes Family (1650)[edit | edit source]

New Boston Rd

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Howes Cemetery FHL

Indian[edit | edit source]

Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)

Oak Ridge (1970)[edit | edit source]

Rte 134

Paddock Family (1707)[edit | edit source]

off Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions - Paddock Cemetery FHL
  • Paddock family genealogy FHL

Quaker (1720)[edit | edit source]

Mayfair Rd

Centennial celebrations, etc.[edit | edit source]

  • The celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of old Yarmouth, Mass. : including the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis; September 1 and 3, 1889 FHL

Census[edit | edit source]

State[edit | edit source]

1855[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts 1855 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. go to Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

1865[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts 1865 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. go to Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Congregational[edit | edit source]

  • Second Congregational Church
    Church records, 1728-1810 FHL
  • North Congregational Church
    Church records, 1814-1850 FHL

Methodist[edit | edit source]

    • Wesleyan Methodist Church (now United Church of Christ)
      Church records, 1848-1925 FHL

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • City Directories (Title in catalog in error) FHL

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

go to Town Records

  • Paddock Family Genealogy FHL

History[edit | edit source]

  • History of old Yarmouth: comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis from the settlement to the division in 1794 with the history of both towns to these times FHL

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

  • Deeds, 1836-1852 FHL

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 618252
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

go to Town Records 1794-1865

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

  • Dennis source records: transcription of records of the town of Dennis, Massachusetts FHL
  • Town records, 1722-1813 FHL
  • Town records, 1794-1836: Contains town finance records. FHL
  • Town records, 1794-1865: Contains death records, intentions and returns of marriage, warrants, militia rolls, and records of taxation, finance, voting, and town meetings. FHL

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

go to Town Records 1794-1865

  • Vital records, 1794-1847 FHL
  • Vital records (1793-1900) FHL
    Includes surname indexes in each volume.
    Contents: v. 1. Dennis town records (1794-1820); Births & deaths, parts 1 and 2 (1710-1855); Births & deaths - early, parts 1 & 2 (1700s to date)
    v. 2. Dennis marriage returns [some intentions in back] 1810-1847); Marriage records (1814-1855); Marriage intentions [also marriages] (1835-1858); Intentions of marriage (1860-1887); Births, marriages, deaths (1855-1862)
    v. 3. Birth records - book 2 (1862- 1891); Marriage records - book 2 (1863-1890); Death records - book 2 (1863-1890).

Indexes[edit | edit source]

  • Index to vital records of Dennis, Mass. and Yarmouth, Mass. "An index to the vital records of Dennis, Mass. to approximately 1815 and Yarmouth, Mass. to approximately 1760, as published 1899-1934 in the Mayflwoer Descendant, Vols. 1-34. (Index shows Volume and page in the Mayflower Descendant.)" FHL

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

go to Town Records 1794-1865

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]