Thursday, January 9, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Birth Certificate for Hattie Louisa Hildreth, born in 1857

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 Hattie Louisa Hildreth in 1857 in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts: 



I obtained this birth certificate by postal mail from the Northborough town clerk's office on 13 September 1994.

Here is the transcription of the birth certificate (handwritten parts in italics, form lines underlined):


THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


COPY OF RECORD OF BIRTH
TOWN OF NORTHBOROUGH

I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am the clerk of the Town of 

Northborough that as such I have custody of the records of birth required by
law to be kept in my office; that among such records is one relating to the birth of

                                               HATTIE LOUISA HILDRETH                      

and that the following is a true copy of so much of said record as relates to
said birth, namely:

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Date of Birth                    NOVEMBER 28, 1857          
Place of Birth                    NORTHBOROUGH, MA     
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                                    FATHER                                         MOTHER
Name               EDWARD HILDRETH       Maiden Name       SOPHIA HILDRETH          
Residence         NORTHBOROUGH, MA    Residence             NORTHBOROUGH, MA    
Place of Birth   MASSACHUSETTS            Place of Birth        MASSACHUSETTS           
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Date of Record:   JANUARY 15, 1858     Volume     2     Page   28    Record   17   
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And I do certify that the foregoing is a true copy from said records.
Witness my hand and seal of said Town of Northborough on
this    13TH   day of    SEPTEMBER       19 94  

  { seal }                                                            Hillary Hamilton    
                                                                        Northborough Town Clerk

The source citation for this birth record is:


Northborough, Massachusetts, Copy of Record of Birth, Hattie Louisa Hildreth; citing Volume 2, Page 28, Record 17 (1858), Town Clerk's Office, Northborough, Mass. (document dated 13 September 1994). 

The only obvious errors in this record are the mother's maiden name - it was Sophia Newton, not Sophia Hildreth; and her birth place should have been Vermont if other records (marriage death, census) are correct.


Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married Frederick Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874, and is one of my great-grandparents.


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