Thursday, July 30, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 273: Birth Record of John Underhill (1745-1816) in Chester, N.H.

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  1745 birth record of John Underhill (1745-1816), son of John Underhill and Joanna Healey, in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

The extracted information from this record is:

*  Child's name:  John Underhill
*  Date of Birth:  June 20th 1745
*  Sex:  M[ale]
*  Father's name:  John Underhill
*  Mother's Name:  Joanna Helay
*  Clerk's name:  Cyrus F. Marston
*  Town name:  Chester, N.H.
*  Date of record:  October 31, 1905
*  Reference:  Vol. 1 Page 115

The source citation for this record is:

"New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," indexed database with digital image, FamilySearch International (, John Underhill, born 1745, entry; from FHL microfilm 1,001,149;  citing New Hampshire Registrar of Vital Statistics, Concord, N.H., "Index to births, early to 1900." 

This record was copied by the Chester, New Hampshire town clerk in 1905 to a vital records card that was submitted to the New Hampshire vital statistics office in Concord.  The original record is in Volume 1, page 115 of the Chester town record book, which is not available on FamilySearch or  It is available on FHL microfilm 1,001,049.

John Underhill is my 5th great-grandfather who married Hannah Colby (1745-????) in about 1767, and they had six children between 1770 and 1779, including my 4th great-grandfather, Amos Underhill (1772-1865). 

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