Thursday, March 29, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Benjamin and Abigail Seaver Family in Westminster MA Town Records

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a time to reveal another gem in my treasure chest of family history.  

Last week, I noted that Adds Original Massachusetts Vital Records - these are images of the original town records that noted births, marriages and deaths.

Here is the page from the Westminster, Massachusetts Town Records that records the birth of the children of Benjamin and Abigail (Gates) Seaver, including my second great-grandfather, Isaac Seaver:

The right-hand page (page 246, penned) on this image lists the following:

Benjamin and Abigail Sever's family recd

August 7 1817  Abigal Sever Born

October 18th 1821  Lucinda Seaver Born

October 16th 1823  Isaac Seaver born

Feby 21, 1825  Benjamin Seaver Born

Bennjamin Seaver parent of the above family Died May 25th 1825 age 33 years and five months

Isaac and Abigail Seaver's family Record

April 23, 1834  Lyman Seaver Born

Abigail Wife d Sepr 27 1867

A source citation for the record above is:

"Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988," online database, ( accessed 20 March 2012); Westminster [Mass.], page 246 (penned), Benjamin and Abigail Seaver family; citing original records in Jay Mack Holbrook, Westminster 1728-1905,  (Oxford, Mass.: Holbrook Research Institute, 1997). 

I posted the Birth certificate for Isaac Seaver (born 1823 in Westminster, Mass.) in Treasure Chest Thursday - Isaac Seaver's Birth Certificate (obtained by me in 1990).  I also have the letter from the Westminster Town Clerk who attested to Isaac's birth date and parents names in 1900 as part of Isaac's civil War Pension File.  

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