Thursday, October 31, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Birth Certificate for Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in Medfield, Mass.

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Birth Certificate for my great=grandfather, Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in Medfield, Massachusetts.

The birth certificate image:

The transcription of the record (blanks underlined, handwritten in italics):

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Town of Medfield

I, the undersigned, hereby verify that I am clerk of the Town of Medfield
that as such I have custody of the records of births required by law to be kept in my office; that
among such records is one relating to the birth of
                                                      Frank Walton Seaver    
and that the following is a true copy of so much of said record as relates to said birth, namely:
Date of Birth    June 5, 1852     Time ----   
Place of Birth    Medfield, Ma     
Name of Child     Frank Walton Seaver    
Sex    Male     Color    W  
                      FATHER                                                   MOTHER
Name                 Isaac Seaver                       Name (Maiden)    Lucretia ---
Residence           Medfield, Ma                      Residence           Medfield, Ma   
Place of Birth      Westminster                 Place of Birth            Medfield, Ma   
Occupation          Blacksmith                     Occupation             ---          
Date of Record   _________________     Date of Amendment  _______________

{      }       And I do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy from said records
{ Seal  }      Witness my hand and seal of said  Town  of  Medfield
{      }      on this  19th  day of  March 19 91 
                                                                      Nancy J. Preston

Year ___________
Vol.  ___________
Page ___________
No. ____________

The source citation for this birth certificate is (using the Evidence Explained template for a Birth Certificate, local level):

Frank Walton Seaver, Copy of Record of Birth - no year, no volume, no page, no number (5 June 1852, obtained 19 March 1991), City Clerk's Office, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

  I don't see any problems with this record other than the record did not state his mother's maiden name (which was Lucretia Townsend Smith).  The list of births supplied by the Town Clerk to the state of Massachusetts for 1852 lists Lucretia as "Lucretia T his wife."

I obtained this birth record by postal mail in March of 1991 from the Medfield Town Clerk's office.  
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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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