Thursday, April 28, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 311: 1734 Birth Record of Elizabeth Prescott in Westford, 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 1734 birth record for Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812), daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth (Harwood) Prescott, in the Westford, Massachusetts town records:

The snippet of the birth record is:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"prescott  Elisabath prescott dauter of Jonas prescott and Elisabath his
wife was born September the 15 th 1734
                                                         recorded by me Jonas prescott Town Ck"

The source citation for this town record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, ( : accessed 7 December 2012), Westford > Births, Marriages, and Deaths, page 26 (image 20 of 1750), Elisabath Prescott birth entry; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812) married Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) in 1753, and they had 12 children.

Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth is my 5th great-grandmother, through her first son, Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829).


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