TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Container List

Records 1784-1940

RG 062:023, Town of Canton

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Canton (Conn.)
Title: Town of Canton records
Dates: 1784-1940
Quantity: 26 cubic feet
Abstract: Administrative, tax, election, military, land, school vital records for the town of Canton.
Identification: RG062_023
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The town of Canton was incorporated in May 1806 and was taken from Simsbury.

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Scope and Content

Administrative, tax, election, military, land, school vital records for the town of Canton.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Alternate creator:

Connecticut. Justice of the Peace (Canton)

Subjects:

Deeds -- Connecticut -- Canton
Elections -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Statistics
Justices of the peace -- Connecticut -- Canton
Local taxation -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Registers
Property tax -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Registers
School enrollment -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Statistics
Soldiers -- Connecticut -- Canton
Tax assessment -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Registers
Taxation -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Registers
Voting -- Connecticut -- Canton -- Statistics
Voting registers -- Connecticut -- Canton
Writs -- Connecticut -- Canton

Places:

Canton (Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Canton (Conn.) -- Statistics, Vital

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Container List

Records, 1784-1940
Accession: T000480
Town meeting records, including warnings, proposals, resolutions, votes, etc., 1885-1910 Box 1
Election returns, 1850-1899 Box 2
Voter lists, 1844-1890 Boxes 3-4
See Accesion T000610 for Oversize Box 5.
Certificates of electors, 1840-1856 Box 6
Other election-related materials, 1867-1918
Town officials' appointments, qualifications, oaths and bonds, 1890-1918
Record of military eligibility of male residents, including name, address, birthplace and date, business or occupation, property owner, etc., 1910-1916 Box 7
Military lists, including enrollment lists, 1886-1918 Box 8
Discharges, correspondence, bonus action, etc., 1844-1918
Attachments, 1860-1915 Box 9
Deeds, 1784-1899
Writs and summonses, 1823-1902 Box 10
Bills and receipts, 1844-1930 Boxes 11-12
Birth, death and marriage certificates, 1878-1904 Box 13
Burial permits, circa 1878-1920 Box 14
School records, including enumerations, 1820-1930 Box 15
Marriage licenses, hunting licenses (stubs), liquor licenses, returns of vital statistics, letters, parental consent to marriages, reports to the state, 1882-1920 Box 16
Dog licenses and dog register, 1882-1920 Box 17
Appointment of jurors, warnings of town meetings, tavern licenses, lists of justices of the peace, financial records, church trustees, certificates of disbursements by candidates for office, 1838-1921 Box 18
Board of relief records, 1838-1940 Box 19
Rate books, grand lists, tax abstracts, 1817-1888 Box 20
Tax Abstracts
1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859 Box 21
1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869 Box 22
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875 Box 23
1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882 Box 24
1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887 Box 25
1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893 Box 26
1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899 Box 27
1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 Box 28
1906, 1907, 1908 Box 29
1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913 Box 30
1914, 1915, 1916 Oversize Box 31
Accession: T000610
Voter lists, 1900-1930 Oversize Box 5