Thursday, April 17, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 210: 1757 Birth Record for Benjamin Sever in Sudbury, Mass.Town Records

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 Record for Benjamin Sever (1757-1816), born in Sudbuiry, Massachusetts.

The birth record for Benjamin Sever is on the left-hand page in the image above, and says:

"Benjamn Sever son of Norman Sever & Sarah his wife was born April 21st 1757"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1627-2001," digital images, FamilySearch (https:/ : accessed 15 April 2014), Middlesex County, Sudbury, "Births, marriages, deaths, 1663-1829, Vol. 4," page 120 (penned), image 65 of 142, Benjamin Sever birth entry (son of Norman and Sarah Sever), 1757.

I went looking for the microfilm number for this volume, and did not find it in the Family History Library Catalog for some reason.  There is no microfilm number on the first image of the volume.

This volume is not in the "Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-`1988" collection on  

I consider this to be the Original Source record, and is Primary Information and Direct Evidence to Benjamin Sever's birth name, date and place of birth, and parent-child relationship.

Benjamin Sever (also written as "Seaver" in other records, is my 4th great-grandfather.  His parents were Norman Sever (1734-1787) and Sarah Read (1736-1809).  

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Geolover said...

The same record is actually in " Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988" on, part of the privately microfilmed Holbrook Collection. The result page with partial citation and link to image:|0|1652393|0|2|3242|24|0|2011|4555|0|&msbpn_x=XO&msbpn__ftp_x=1&cpxt=1&uidh=rh8&cp=12&pcat=34&h=81355236&recoff=7+30+42&db=MATownVital&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

Possibly this arrived on the FamilySearch site as part of the larger partnership agreement with