Thursday, January 7, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday Post 295: Birth Record of Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) in Weston, 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  1719 birth record of Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) in Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

The birth record is:

The transcription of this record is:

B  Samuell Whitney the Son of William Whitney & of Martha his
          Wife was Born in Weston the 23'd day of may 1719.

The source citation for this record is:

Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. Gravestones-, 1703-1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Centennial Society (Boston, Mass. : McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 10, Samuel Whitney birth entry.

This record and the book is also available on the website.

Samuel Whitney was the fifth and last child of William Whitney (1683-1720) and Martha Peirce (1681-1759).  The births of two other children are on the same page in the Weston vital records book.

Samuel Whitney is my 5th great-grandfather, who married Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) in Weston, and they had 13 children, including my 4th great-grandmother Martha Whitney (1764-1832) who married Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) in 1783.

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