Thursday, March 31, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday #307: 1714 Birth Record of Mehitable Brown in Eastham, 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  1714 birth record of Mehitable Brown (1714-ca1757), daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Young) Brown, in Eastham, Massachusetts:

The snippet for the birth record of Mehitable Brown:

The transcription of this record is:

"Mehetabel Brown the Daughter of Samuel and Ruth
Brown was Born at Eastham on the first day of De
cember annodomini 1714."

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001," digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 March 2016), Barnstable County, "Eastham, Orleans, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Land Grants, 1649-1722," page 73 (image 138 of 157), Mehetabel Brown birth entry.

This page has all of the births of the children of Samuel and Ruth (Young) Brown listed.  In addition, the marriage record of Samuel Brown and Ruth Young is listed.

While this is probably not the original record of these events, it is probably the earliest available record of these events.  The marriage and births are all in the same hand and have the same ink color. 
Therefore, they are Derivative Source records, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the events.

This record was copied and published in a book:

Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans (Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993), page 36, Mehetabel Brown birth entry.

Mehitable (Brown) Dill (1714-ca1757) is my 5th great-grandmother, the first wife of Thomas Dill (1710-1761).


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