The specific birth record of James Hildreth is the fifth entry on the left-hand page on the image above:
The transcription of this birth record is:
"James Hildreth the Son of Ephraim and Ann Hildreth
was born December the 23^d 1698."
The source citation for this record is:
"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 February 2014), Chelmsford Town Land and Vital Records, page 330 (image 183 of 230), James Hildreth 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.
James Hildreth (1698-1761) married Dorothy Prescott (1702-1774) in 1721 in Chelmsford, and they had 9 children between 1723 and 1745. They are my 6th great-grandparents through their son, Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784).
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