Thursday, July 21, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 323: 1743 Martha Soule Birth Record

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 of Martha Soule (1743-1828) in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts town record book:

The snippet on the right-hand page for the birth of Martha Soule is:

The transcription of this record is:

"[Soule] Martha d of Benjamin and Meribah  1 Oct 1743"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, (, "Dartmouth, Births, Marriages, Deaths" page 155 (image 81 of 2331), Martha Soule 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.

Martha Soule is my 5th great-grandmother, and married David Kirby in 1763.  Her parents were Benjamin Soule (1719-1803) and Meribah Waite (1720-1803), who married in Dartmouth in about 1742.

This record is a Dartmouth town clerk's copy of an original Dartmouth town record book that is, apparently, no longer available.  As such, it is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the name of Martha Soule and her birth date.


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