These marriage records were transcribed by Lester Card and compiled in 1949. Mr. Card’s introduction to this transcription reads:

“These marriages are taken from some minister’s personal record, entered in a small ( 5 x 8 ) memorandum book. It is endorsed as being the book of Rev. Andrew Judson, but they are not his marriages. They appear to be those of some Baptist minister, residing in Dutchess County, New York, at or near Bangall. The writing is terrific, and the spelling altogether phonetic. To add to the puzzle, the book has been for a long time in water, causing the ink to run. Therefore, in this copy, you will find numerous question marks. Where decipherable, I have followed his spelling. If vague, I have given the name in present spelling but questioned, Some were so poor they did not resemble any name, and are copied as they appear.”

In 2005, Sylvia Hasenkopf contacted NEHGS to point out that these records were also published in the NYG&B Record in Volume 37, p. 174-178 and p. 314-316. There are discrepancies between the records presented in this database and those in the Record and readers are encouraged to review both sets of records. The source or the records in the Record is identified as the First Stanford (Baptist) Church in Bangall, Dutchess County, NY.

An example of a discrepancy:

  1. Nathaniel philip to martha Acker, Aug. 1. 1Partridge, Dennis. Transcription of Baldwin, Evelyn Briggs. The First Stanford (Baptist) Church at Bangall, Dutchess Co., New York. In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (Vol. 37, pp. 174-178, pp. 314-316) Retrieved from https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealogi1906gree.
  2. 8/15/1782 Phillips, Nathaniel – Acker, Asenath 2Dutchess County, NY: Marriages, 1776-1805. Manuscript. MSS NY 9323. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016).

Ms Hasenkopf also points out that the Record indicates that Elder Comer Bullock was the pastor of the church from May 9, 1778 to 1804. The church had broken from it’s parent church in Swansea, MA in 1778 over a dispute concerning the singing of Watt’s Psalms.

The original manuscript is part of the R. Stanton Avery Collections. It can be viewed by NEHGS members at the our research library in Boston. The call number is Mss A 7426.

Citation Tip

Dutchess County, NY: Marriages, 1776-1805. Manuscript. MSS NY 9323. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016),

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1.Partridge, Dennis. Transcription of Baldwin, Evelyn Briggs. The First Stanford (Baptist) Church at Bangall, Dutchess Co., New York. In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (Vol. 37, pp. 174-178, pp. 314-316) Retrieved from https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealogi1906gree.
2.Dutchess County, NY: Marriages, 1776-1805. Manuscript. MSS NY 9323. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016).